Academy Scholarships

The United States is one of the prime destinations

Academy Scholarships

For students who are looking to benefit from a top notch and widely recognized international education. It’s no secret that the US is one of the most expensive nations in which to pursue higher education, but don't let that put you off, as there are hundreds of opportunities to gain funding for your studies there. As an international student, you won’t be eligible for funding intended specifically for US nationals. However, as US universities prioritize internationalization, the number of international scholarships to study in the US has grown.

Universities have scholarship programmes

Almost all universities have scholarship programmes, most of which are open to applications from international students – although you may need to take SAT or ACT tests. According to the Fulbright Commission, more than 600 American universities offer scholarships worth $20,000 or more to international students. They are typically assessed on either academic merit, financial need, or extracurricular contribution.

Merit Scholarships

For students who are either academically gifted, were top sports players in high school or excelled in community or entrepreneurial work.

Financial Scholarships

These scholarships are based on the financial need of the students. The majority of these are only available for US residents but some universities will give out needs-based scholarships to international students.

Country-based Scholarships

These scholarships are targeted at students from developing countries in particular.

Government-funded Scholarships

The United States government offers many scholarship programmes for international students, some of which are listed below.

Privately-funded Scholarships

Sometimes private businesses or donors will fund scholarships for international students. These are also more likely to be targeted at developing countries and minority groups, or in specific areas of study.

Part Scholarships

These can range from a small one-off payment the student can use towards their fees or a larger payment that is staggered to cover certain costs of going to university.

Private and government Scholarships

The Fulbright Commission offers generous scholarships for UK citizens pursuing postgraduate and doctoral studies. Applicants can study any discipline and if successful will receive at least their first-year fees paid and comprehensive health insurance. Some applicants may be eligible for full tuition fee waivers, full-degree funding or money for extra projects.