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Trip: Best US Scholarships for International Students

Written by Garru.Baa show Garru.Baa profile

Monday June 15 2020 12:45:23 PM

Date: from Jun 15, 2020 to Jun 15, 2020

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The US is home to many of the world’s best universities, each with its own world-class academic program. Students from all around the world aspire to study at a US university one day.

However, getting a degree from an American university comes at a significant financial cost that not all international students can bear. Luckily, as an international student, you can try to secure a scholarship to help you study in an American program.

There are many US scholarships available for international students, so it may be easy to get confused. To make things easier for you, we have listed down the best US scholarships!


1. Fulbright Student Program

The Fulbright program is the most popular financial award among international students. It is particularly for those students who want to pursue a master or Ph.D. program in the US. This scholarship is insanely competitive, open to international students from 155 countries all around the world, with only 4000 awards granted each year.

Though competitive, this scholarship is extremely rewarding. It covers the tuition fees of the program and gives students airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. You can find out more about the scholarship or apply for the program through the US embassy in your country.


2. Hubert Humphrey Fellowship

This scholarship is specifically for experienced professionals looking to strengthen their leadership skills. It aims to foster an exchange of information and educate students about issues of concern in both the US and the Fellows’ home countries. Fellows are allocated a US university under this scholarship and cannot choose one of their own choices.

This is a non-degree program that focuses more on professional development. Fellows of the program attend university courses, but also frequent conferences, network with professionals, and gain practical work experience. Students from various countries are eligible for this fully paid for fellowship, but only 200 awards are awarded annually.

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, along with the Fulbright program, both require applicants to submit an essay describing why they should be picked for the scholarship. Writing such an essay can be a daunting task. If you're having difficulty, you can look for examples online or seek the help of an online scholarship writing service such as Edusson. This service employs writing professionals that will maximize your chance of securing a scholarship.


3.  Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship

The JJWB scholarship is for students from developing countries that wish to pursue a Master’s degree in universities in the US or Japan. Applicants must have professional experience and the drive to aid development in their home country. The scholarship is offered for programs in development-related degrees, such as economic policy and tax policy.

The scholarship is very generous – providing for tuition fees, living expenses, airfare, health insurance, and travel insurance for one or two years, depending on the duration of the degree. You can apply for the scholarship once you receive an acceptance from one of the eligible degree programs. You must also ensure you meet the eligibility criteria laid out on their website.


4. American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships

The AAUW fellowship is an international scholarship for full-time postgraduate study. The award is available to women that are not US citizens or permanent residents of the US. Unlike the other scholarships on this list, the AAUW program offers a specific amount of aid, instead of fully covering tuition fees.

Applicants have to be proficient in English and therefore, must give the TOEFL. They also have to return home after the end of their degree. In particular, the awarding body gives preference to those women that are aiming to advance women's rights in their home country.


5. Civil Society Leadership Award

The CSLA is a fully-funded scholarship for a master’s degree in the US. It is open to residents of several Asian and African countries; you can find the full list on their website. The awards are based on merit. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their academic achievements and professional aptitude.

The awards are only available in specific subject areas, so it’s important to ensure that your degree is eligible for this scholarship! The awarding body again gives preference to those individuals that demonstrate a commitment to leading positive change in their home countries.



Studying in the US is no easy achievement for an international student, especially given the exorbitant fees that international students face. Luckily, with these numerous scholarship programs, you'll be able to secure a chance to study in the US!

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