University scholarships for international students

Posted 03 November 2015

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When studying abroad in the United States and Canada, you should consider all of your options for financing your education and expenses. Multiple universities in North America offer partial scholarships to students with exceptional academic grades. Find out what the are the latest scholarships offered by our partner universities. 

Scholarships for high achieving students

A large number of universities in the United States and Canada offer limited scholarships for academically outstanding international students. Our partner universities are offering the following scholarships:

  • a one-time, partial tuition scholarship
  • available for a number of undergraduate and graduate programs 
  • set between $2,500 to $18,000 off tuition fees
  • awarded on academic merit: strong GPA and high performance or outstanding skills; see eligibility criteria below

Scholarship program details

Eligibility criteria for international student scholarships and availability for January 2016 semester intake: 

University    Amount  Programs   Eligibility Application Process 
James Madison University   $2,500 Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or above. Submit a completed application form upon acceptance. 
Long Island University Brooklyn  $7,500 -  $18,000  Undergraduate and graduate Undergraduate: GPA of 3.0 or above. TOEFL score of 75 or 6.0 IELTS.

Graduate: GPA of 3.5 or above. TOEFL score of 79 or 6.5 IELTS.

Scholarships assessed upon application.
Long Island University Post   $7,500 -  $18,000 
Undergraduate and graduate Undergraduate: GPA of 3.0 or above. TOEFL score of 75 or 6.0 IELTS.

Graduate: GPA of 3.5 or above. TOEFL score of 79 or 6.5 IELTS.
Scholarships assessed upon application.
Merrimack $1,000  Graduate  GPA of 3.0 or above. 
Submit a completed application form upon acceptance.
Roosevelt University $5,000 Undergraduate  GPA of 2.5 or above. Submit a completed application form upon acceptance.
Royal Roads University $1,000 CAD Undergraduate and graduate No academic criteria. Eligibility reviewed on individual basis. Submit a completed application form upon acceptance.
University of Vermont $4,000 - $10,000 Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above. Awarded amounts will vary depending on GPA. Submit a completed application form upon acceptance.
Widener University  $2,500 Undergraduate   GPA of 3.0 or above. Submit a completed application form upon acceptance.

Financial assistance for studying at US and Canadian universities 

If you're in need of financial assistance to study at a North American university, organizations in your own country can be good sources, for example, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Scholarships Program.

Affording university

More than two-thirds of international students who study at US universities use their own or family resources to pay for their education. There is very little financial assistance available from US sources for international students, but there are some sources of funding if you need assistance in funding for university. However, be aware that there is a lot of competition for international student scholarships. Attaining high grades is a very important factor. More aid is available for graduate and research students than for undergraduate study.

Universities with significant value

You can make sensible choices to lower the cost of your education. Public universities are usually more affordable than private universities. Studying in Canada is generally less expensive than studying in the USA. 

  • Royal Roads University is a public university in Canada that offers a lower cost of living and tuition fees than many universities in the USA.  

Studying abroad in any country is a significant investment both financially and personally. When deciding to study at a university in the United States or Canada, make sure to consider all of your options for scholarships and financial assistance to make sure that you are recognized for your academic excellence.