Top USA Scholarships for Africans and Other Developing Countries (Updated)

Top Scholarships in the USA

The United States offers very high quality education and is one of the most exciting countries to study in. Would you consider study in the United States? Does this sound impossible for you? We believe most international students would gladly consider applying to scholarships to study in the United States?

To make this a reality, many scholarships are offered by both the US government, on one hand; and several US universities and organisations, on the other hand; to international students at the undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels. Several of these scholarships are for developing countries, while many more are specifically targeted at African students.

Study & Scholarships has compiled some sixty-six (66) scholarships on this page for financial aid in the USA to international students, specifically targeted at Africans. To subscribe to us and receive more scholarship notifications in future, subscribe to our free scholarship newsletter.

USA Scholarships for Africans and Developing Countries

[A]. Awarded by the United States Government

  1. President Obama's Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
    The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the new flagship program of President Obama’s YALI Initiative. This new program was first announced back in July 2013. Beginning in 2014, over 500 young Africans will be enabled by this program to travel to the United States each year for leadership training and mentoring. It will also create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to use their new skills to propel economic growth and prosperity, and strengthen democratic institutions. If you are selected, the U.S. government will cover all participant costs. The application deadline is late January (for 2014, deadline is 27 January 2014) more.

  2. The Fulbright Program
    This is the leading international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Its main objective is to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Two grants under this program, aimed at students from developing countries, are:
    1. Fulbright Foreign Student Program
      The Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The program brings more than 1,800 foreign students from 144 countries to U.S. universities each more.

    2. International Fulbright Science and Technology Awards
      The International Fulbright Science and Technology (S&T) Award for outstanding foreign students is designed to be among the most prestigious international scholarships in science and more.

  3. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
    The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings outstanding mid-career professionals from developing and emerging countries to the United States for a year of professional development and non-degree academic work at the graduate level. Grants are awarded in various social and public policy fields. Nearly 4,150 fellows from approximately 156 countries have participated in the program since its inception in more.

[B]. Awarded by United States Organisations

  1. World Bank Junior Professional Programs for Afro-Descendants
    The Junior Professional Programs for Afro-Descendants (JPPAD Program) is a unique opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience, gaining first-hand exposure to the challenges – and rewards – of international development and poverty reduction. As a member of the program, you also will receive professional coaching and supportive training that will enhance existing skills. And you will form valuable personal and professional relationships to last a lifetime. This is an ongoing program. Interested candidates should apply online as there is NO specific deadline more.

  2. African Leadership in Business (ALB) MBA Scholarship
    The Foundation for African Leadership in Business offers fellowships to African citizens for completion of an International MBA. We aim to nurture socially responsible African Business Leaders by providing access to international business education programs and encouraging cooperation among Foundation members. In doing so, we promote intercultural communications, investment in Africa and the exchange of ideas in the international business arena. The deadline date for application varies, depending on the partner more.

  3. Zawadi Africa Education Fund Scholarships for Young African Women
    • Zawadi Africa Education Fund Scholarships: The Zawadi Africa Education Fund program provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the USA.
    • Google Zawadi Africa Scholarships: Google has partnered with Zawadi Africa Educational Fund to support education in Africa and diversify the engineering talent pool by granting FULL scholarships to African women to pursue careers in computer science & technology, computer engineering and/or ICT.
    Successful applicants study in the USA, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. Application period: Varies every more. (Visit official external site).

  4. Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
    The World Bank and the Japanese Government offer the Joint Japan / World Bank Scholarship and Fellowships Programs as vehicles to sponsor developing country students in graduate studies leading to a master’s degree from universities around the world. Students may study at host universities in World Bank member countries with the exception of their home countries. Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development‑related subject. Application: Ends March more. (Visit official external site).

  5. Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
    The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from selected developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. The studies can be undertaken anywhere in the world including the US. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a more.

  6. MMMF Scholarships in USA and Canada for Women from Developing Countries
    The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF), founded in 1981, awards educational grants to women from developing countries whose graduate studies and future plans aim to benefit women and children in their respective regions. Commitment to this goal is an essential selection criterion. Grants are approximately $12,000.00 each. Application: Starts mid-October and ends in more. (Visit official external site).

  7. AAUW International Fellowships for Women (masters, phd and postdoc)
    AAUW (formerly American Association of University Women) offer the AAUW International Fellowships for FULL-TIME masters, doctoral or postdoctoral study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30 (of the previous year) and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Application: Starts August 1 and ends December more. (Visit official external website).

  8. Harambe Fletcher Scholarships for African Students
    The Harambe Fletcher Scholarship is a full-tuition award for young African entrepreneurial leaders wishing to pursue a master program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, starting in September of year of application. Application: Complete online HEA Application by December 30; Complete online Fletcher School Application by January more. (Visit official external website)

  9. Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship Program
    The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. Eligible courses are doctoral level study in Computer science, Electrical engineering and Mathematics. Application: Usually starts mid-August and ends in October... read more. (Visit official external website)

  10. 7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship for Nigerian Students
    The 7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship was created in 2010 by Seven Up Bottling Company Plc of Nigeria to commemorate its 50th anniversary and aligns with the Company's overall vision of creating a greener future for promising Nigerians. Applications are invited from Nigerian students admitted into the Harvard Business School MBA class. Application: 3 rounds of deadlines in September, January and more. (Visit official external website)

  11. Boustany Foundation – MBA Harvard Scholarship programs
    The Harvard two-year MBA is one of the world's leading business programs, taught at one of the world's most prestigious universities. The Boustany MBA Scholarship is granted once every two years for a 24-month course at Harvard Business School leading to a Masters in Business Administration.
    Application Deadline: 31 more. (Visit official external website).

  12. Borlaug Fellowship Program for Developing Countries Students
    The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) helps developing countries strengthen sustainable agricultural practices by providing scientific training and collaborative research opportunities to visiting researchers, policymakers, and university faculty. Application Deadline: 15 January (but varies)... read more. (Visit official external website).

  13. Campbell Fellowship for Female Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations
    The Campbell Fellowship, funded by the Vera R Campbell Foundation, is available for female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing nation whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation. The award aims to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world, and to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world, proposing practical solutions for promoting women’s economic and social empowerment. Application: Ends 1 November every year... read more. (Visit official external website)

  14. ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program in the USA
    This unique scholarship program, funded by ExxonMobil and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to contribute to the Middle East and North Africa region by helping to develop highly skilled and culturally adept individuals. Application: Ends 31 October every year... read more. (Visit official external website)

  15. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for International Students
    The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of non-degree granting professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. Application Deadlines: Vary by country. Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by 1 October each more. (Visit official African external website) AND official Non-African external website)

  16. FHSSA Nursing Scholarships for African Nurses
    As part of their mission to expand the availability of hospice and palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa, the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) in partnership with FHSSA (previously the Foundation for Hospices in Sub Saharan Africa) provides a limited number of scholarships each year for Palliative Care Training opportunities for nurses.
    The Scholarship fund was established by a generous anonymous donation in honour of Kath Defilippi, the founding Board Chair of the African Palliative Care Association to recognise her many career achievements as a nurse in hospice and palliative care in Africa.
    The need for nurses trained in palliative care in Africa is enormous, particularly in rural areas where nurses are typically the only healthcare professionals available.
    Application Deadline: Varies but usually 30th April – contact sponsor for details... read more.

  17. P.E.O. International Peace Scholarships for Women
    P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.
    The Scholarships are awarded annually to women who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada for graduate study in a degree program from schools in the United States and Canada.
    Application Deadline: December 15 (submission of Eligibility Forms for the following year) AND 1 April (submission of admission confirmation, school budget, transcripts for the current year) more.

  18. Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship For Women From Developing Countries
    The International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRA) invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from developing countries.
    Dorothy Senesh was a long-time activist for international peace and justice. Her husband Lawrence established this fellowship following her death in 1989.
    The first award was made at the IPRA 25th Anniversary meeting, July 1990, in Groningen, Netherlands and has been made biennially since. The twelfth award will be made at the 24th biennial IPRA meeting in Japan.
    Application Deadline: January 15 (offered biennially) more.

  19. Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarships for International Nursing and Medical Students
    The Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic and leadership accomplishments of students who are enrolled in regionally accredited community college programs in registered nursing, respiratory care or emergency medical services.
    Scholarships are offered for national and international students enrolled in regionally accredited community college programs in the USA. Certificate students are not eligible to apply.
    Application Deadline: Varies- February to 30 more.

  20. ACI Foundation Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Both the ACI Foundation Scholarships and the ACI Foundation Fellowships are offered by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation for ACI Student Members and E-Members. Its basic mission has been and still is to “Provide knowledge and information for the best use of concrete.”
    In an effort to provide students worldwide with the connections, resources, and opportunities to be successful in their studies and - ultimately - in their careers, ACI has made membership free and easily accessible... electronically (Student E-Membership).
    The ACI Foundation offers scholarships every year for eligible undergraduate and graduate students whose studies relate to concrete. Unlike ACI Foundation Fellowships, those applying for scholarships do not need to be nominated by ACI-Member Faculty. Applications will be accepted from anywhere in the world but study must take place in the United States or Canada during the award year.
    Application Deadline: May 10 through October more.

  21. ACI Foundation Fellowships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Founded in 1904, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a nonprofit technical and educational society, and one of the world's leading authorities on concrete technology. Its basic mission has been and still is to “Provide knowledge and information for the best use of concrete.”
    In an effort to provide students worldwide with the connections, resources, and opportunities to be successful in their studies and - ultimately - in their careers, the American Concrete Institute has made membership free and easily accessible... electronically (Student E-Membership).
    The ACI Foundation offers several Fellowship and Scholarship opportunities for ACI Student Members and E-Members. ACI Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships are awarded annually to help students with an interest in concrete achieve their educational and career goals.
    Application Deadline: May 10 through October more.

  22. AAHPM Scholarship in USA for Physicians from Developing Countries
    The Developing Countries Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in developing countries to attend the AAHPM and HPNA Annual Assembly.
    Scholarships are available to physicians who care for seriously ill patients and permanently reside and practice in a developing country. The scholarship providers hope that the scholarship recipients will share the knowledge gleaned from the Annual Assembly to improve the palliative care offerings in their home country.
    Application Period: From August 1 to September more.

  23. The Immigration Journalism Fellowships for International Students
    The Immigration Journalism Fellowship was created in 2011 with the generous support of the Ford Foundation and receives additional support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Florence Gould Foundation, Air France and the Fondation TF1.
    The Fellowship provides financial means to journalists so as to produce independent, responsible and challenging work on migration and integration.
    The Application Deadline Date is more.

  24. EDSF Scholarship for full-time students in Document Management and Graphic Communications
    The EDSF scholarship program was initiated in 1999 to recognize and support the next generation of professionals for the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry. The industry encompasses the wide range of businesses and professionals involved in the creation, management, production, distribution and storage of print and electronic documents.
    EDSF awards and administers the following scholarships: Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships; OutputLinks Communications Group Sponsors Scholarships; AND Kimi Kai Memorial Scholarship.
    EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace.
    The Application Deadline Date is 1 more.

  25. Gus Archie Scholarship Program for International Undergraduate Students
    The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is supported by the Archie Fund of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Foundation and awards an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering.
    SPE dedicates more than one million dollars to support education. For student members, SPE offers scholarships and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry.
    The SPE Foundation, established in 1977 by former SPE presidents, is dedicated to raising funds to support key SPE programs. It helps to ensure excellence in SPE Programs through a partnership among individuals, industry and the Society. It is made up of all living past SPE presidents and is directed by an executive committee.
    Application Deadline: 30 April every more.
    Related: SPE scholarships page

  26. Google Lime Scholarships for International Students with Disabilities
    Access to knowledge is Google's thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, Google doesn't want anything to stand in the way. That's why the company's proud to support the work of Lime Connect.
    Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. International students with disabilities studying at universities in the US or Canada are encouraged to apply.
    The Application Deadline Deadline is February more.

  27. ESA Foundation Scholarship for USA and International students
    The Epsilon Sigma Alpha – ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually to United States and international students. You do not have to belong to ESA to receive an ESA Foundation scholarship, but the foundation extends you an invitation to join ESA, a premier service and leadership organization established in 1929.
    The Application Deadline Date is February more.

  28. U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students
    Being Americas most active tax credit investor, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation provides innovative financing solutions to meet the community and economic development needs of its partners and those they serve.
    The U.S. Bank offers an Internet Scholarship Program targeted at high school seniors and college undergraduates. The program provides opportunity for applicants to be awarded one of many $1,000 scholarships every year.
    The annual Application Deadline is 31 more.

  29. International Human Rights Fellowships
    Human Rights Watch (HRW), the international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, is known for its impartial and reliable human rights reporting on over 70 countries worldwide, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in affecting the policy of the US and other influential governments toward human rights abusers.
    Human Rights Watch invites applications for its fellowship program.
    The Application starts from more.

  30. Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship
    The Michael Vergauwen Fund supports post-secondary education for a career in the audiovisual (AV) industry. The Scholarship grant is for third- and fourth-year college students and graduate students who are dependents of employees or employees of InfoComm member organizations. An award amount of $5000 (applicable for payment of tuition only) is given out. Awards will be sent to the school (not to students) and administered by ICIF and your college/university so that your tuition is prepaid by ICIF. You must fill out and submit an application on or before the last Friday of August every more.

[C]. Awarded by The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

The vision of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars program for Africans is to educate and develop bright yet economically marginalized young people in Africa who have a demonstrated “give-back” ethos and who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. It will transition promising young people from beneficiaries to benefactors, preparing them with the values, knowledge, skills, and leadership to fuel economic and social progress across Africa. The Scholars Program is anticipated to benefit 15,000 young people within 8 to 10 years. The following USA universities are partnering with MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships in USA for African students:
  1. MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Wellesley College
    As part of the Scholars Program, Wellesley will provide nine African women with comprehensive support that includes scholarships, mentoring, counseling, and internship opportunities. Scholars at Wellesley will build experiences, values, and competencies that are critical to success in the global economy, and that enable them to give back to their communities and home countries. The students will arrive in groups of three students each year beginning Fall 2013.
    The Application Deadline Varies – usually start around September/November and closes around January/ more.

  2. Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Stanford University
    The MasterCard Foundation education initiative at Stanford University USA will provide comprehensive support to 20 talented but economically disadvantaged students from Africa over the next eight years. The Scholars Program will support five (5) undergraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa each year.
    The Application Deadline Date Varies – application start around September/November and closes around January/ more.

  3. MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University (ASU)
    Arizona State University welcomed 10 undergraduate students from seven African nations in 2012, as the first class of MasterCard Foundation Scholars to begin studies at ASU. As part of this program, ASU will receive $27.5 million over the next seven years to provide academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged students from Africa, who are committed to giving back to their communities and countries, with access to high-quality education. The program will ultimately support 120 scholars at ASU.
    The Application Deadline Date Varies – 01 January (for admission application) AND 01 February (for scholarship deadline) more.

  4. Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at University of California, Berkeley
    At University of California Berkeley, the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program will provide holistic support to 113 students from Sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2020. The scholars will pursue both undergraduate and professional master’s degrees.
    The Application Deadline Date Varies – first apply for admission
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions:
    Graduate Division:

  5. Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University (MSU)
    The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to provide full tuition scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The university will receive $45 million in funding from the foundation to support 185 scholars throughout the nine-year program, which includes 100 four-year undergraduates and 85 master’s degree students.
    The Application Deadline Date is 15 more.

  6. Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke University
    The inaugural class of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke University represents the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa. With a financial commitment of $13.5 million from The MasterCard Foundation, Duke University will educate seven (7) classes of five (5) students from Sub-Saharan Africa — a total of 35 students — over the next 10 years.
    The Application Deadline Date is more.

  7. EARTH University/MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Africa, Latin America and Caribbean
    EARTH University, Costa Rica has a seven-year partner with the MasterCard Foundation to provide scholarships to young leaders from disadvantaged communities in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
    Through the partnership, the Foundation will provide 120 undergraduate scholarships amounting to $19.5 million to EARTH students for 7 years. Approximately one-third of the scholars will come from Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest from Latin America and the Caribbean.
    Application Deadline: For African students is 25 May AND For Latin America and the Caribbean is 1 more.

[D]. Awarded by United States Colleges & Universities

  1. The New School Competition Scholarships to Study in New York City
    This is your chance to win a scholarship for a Bachelor's degree at a prestigious university in New York. The New School presents a life changing scholarship opportunity organized by Student Competitions – The New School Competition. One full and one partial scholarship awarded for bachelor’s program to each of the five participating school. Also several gifts given out. Scholarships are valued up to $160,000! Applications are open to students and young professionals worldwide! The deadline to submit all applications is early more.

  2. The Brookings Echidna Global Scholars Program
    The Echidna Global Scholars Program is a visiting fellowship hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution. The program aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO leaders and academics from developing countries. Echidna Scholars spend four to six months at Brookings pursuing research on global education issues, with a specific focus on improving learning opportunities and outcomes for girls in the developing world. Applicants selected for the fellowship will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month, paid housing for the scholars program duration, and round-trip travel expenses. All applications must be received by early January by 5pm more.

  3. American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarships (AU EGLS)
    The American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGLS) promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity.
    It brings together the best of AU — academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement — the AU Emerging Global Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision.
    The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the US and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.
    The Application Deadline Date is 15 more.

  4. Amherst College Scholarships
    Amherst College currently runs a need-based financial aid program that provides assistance to financially needy international students. Once you have been admitted, your financial need is determined. A financial aid award that is equal to your need will then be offered. The award is sometimes called an “aid package” because it may include both self-help (employment) and gift aid (scholarships and grants).

  5. Arkansas University Scholarships
    International students are eligible to apply about 10 scholarships offered at the University including the Chancellor’s Scholarship and the General University Scholarships.

  6. Berea College Scholarships
    At Berea College, every admitted student is awarded a 4-year, tuition scholarship. This scholarship works in conjunction with any other grants or scholarships students receive to completely cover the cost of tuition. Additional costs, such as room, board, and fees, may also be covered by the College, depending upon your financial need. Nearly all of their students receive additional aid for these costs.

  7. University of California Visiting Scholars Program for Law Students
    The Center for the Study of Law and Society (CSLS) fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law.
    Closely linked to the School of Law, CSLS creates a multidisciplinary milieu with a faculty of distinguished socio-legal scholars in sociology of law, political science, criminal justice studies, law and economics, legal history, law and psychology, and legal and social philosophy, along with visiting socio-legal scholars from the United States and around the world.
    The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites applications for visiting scholars
    The Application Deadline is November more.

  8. Iowa State University International Student Ambassador Scholarships
    International Student Ambassador Scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional leadership qualities and a desire to positively represent both their home country and Iowa State University to prospective students.
    The Application Deadline is March 1 (fall and summer entry) AND October 1 (spring entry) more.

  9. East Tennessee State University Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate International Students
    East Tennessee State University, ETSU, offers merit scholarships to international students. The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree at the university.
    The Application Deadline Dates: For Fall semester is no later than 1st June AND For Spring semester is no later than 1st more.

  10. Colby-Sawyer College Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students
    Colby-Sawyer College is a four year institution of higher learning offering Bachelor's degrees in the arts, sciences and fine arts. The school's beautiful campus is located in New London, New Hampshire.
    Colby-Sawyer strives to acknowledge the abilities and accomplishments of their students. Through a variety of scholarships and awards, the college recognizes academic achievement, community service and leadership experience.
    The Application Deadline Varies year by year – Usually 1 February to Early more.

  11. Columbia College Scholarships
    Columbia College offers about 20 scholarships and awards to outstanding international students. The awards are one time cash grants and 25%-100% tuition reduction.

  12. Concordia College Scholarships
    Concordia prizes the contributions international students make on campus and is pleased to provide partial financial assistance to international students. The International Student Scholarship is based on academic ability and family need, amounting up to $18,000 per year.

  13. Cornell University Scholarships
    Cornell has a limited amount of funding available for international undergraduates, only 30-40 scholarships are awarded to students in each entering class. The scholarships are either partial or full, based on the selected student’s need.

  14. Dartmouth College Scholarships
    Dartmouth College offers need-based financial aid to  all students, including international and transfer applicants. It does not award academic, athletic or merit scholarships. The College is committed to meeting 100% of every student’s demonstrated need during their four years of undergraduate study.

  15. Emory College Scholarships
    Starting with the freshman application process for fall 2013 entry, Emory University will offer scholarship assistance to a select number of international undergraduate students. All citizens of foreign countries who are not permanent residents of the United States (living in the U.S. or abroad) will be reviewed for this new international scholarship. Awards will range from partial to full tuition scholarships. Admission is highly competitive and funding is limited.

  16. Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarships
    Merit-based scholarships are offered to qualified international applicants with outstanding academic achievement and test scores on the required entrance exams. These awards range from $3,000 to $18,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years. In addition, two full-tuition President’s International Student Scholarships may be awarded each year to two highly qualified international students.

  17. New York University Wagner Scholarships
    All international postgraduate student applicants at NYU Wagner are automatically considered for all merit-based scholarships, as the University gives equal consideration to scholarship applicants from within the United States and abroad.
    Related: Wagner's Public Service Fellowships for African Women.

  18. Oregon University Scholarships
    At the University of Oregon you will find several sources of financial aid for international students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each year, the University of Oregon awards more than one million dollars in financial aid and scholarships to international students. Their top scholarship programs are merit-based and covers partial to full tuition fees.

  19. Virginia Commonwealth University International Student Scholarships Award
    The VCU International Student Scholarship is sponsored with proceeds generated by the sale of Officially Licensed VCU merchandise. Virginia Commonwealth University values the contributions international students make to the university community through scholarship, service, and leadership.
    The Application Deadline is February more.

  20. Virginia Commonwealth University Undergraduate Scholarship for the Advancement of Women
    The VCU Scholarship Award for the Advancement of Women is sponsored by the VCU Department of Business Services through proceeds generated by the sale of class rings and graduation-related items through the Jostens Company. Virginia Commonwealth University values students who dedicate efforts towards the advancement and promotion of women at VCU and beyond. The goal of the program, through the Advancement of Women Scholarship Award, is to recognize an extraordinary undergraduate student whose hard work benefits, promotes and advances women or women’s issues.
    The Application Deadline is February more.

  21. IUPUI Scholarships for International Students
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) USA offers several undergraduate scholarship opportunities for international students. All scholarships require full-time enrollment (12 credit hours or more per semester) in the fall and spring semesters.
    The Application Deadline more.

    Also see IUPUI Undergraduate Scholarships

  22. University of Michigan African Presidential Scholarships
    The University of Michigan (U-M) African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS) brings early career faculty members from Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Liberia to the University of Michigan for residencies lasting up to six months.
    Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor during their stay and have full access to U-M’s resources to further their work on a research project, an academic degree, a new course, a grant proposal, or other relevant activity.
    The program supports the development of the next generation of African scholars and seeks to help their home institutions build capacity. Individuals may apply for a two-month, four-month, or six-month residency.
    The Application Period is August 15 - October more.

  23. Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarships for Graduate Africans and Asians
    The Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund is designed to promote international understanding and offer an educational opportunity through scholarships to foreign graduate students (from developing countries) in need.
    The Scholarship Fund is a fitting tribute to a young man who cared deeply for the world around him and tried to foster values of mutual respect between people, cultures and nations. Yossi Schiff received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2005. Born in Israel and proud of his Jewish heritage, Yossi was an enthusiastic traveler who enjoyed his sojourns in Africa and Southeast Asia. This award honors his memory - his open mind and kind heart, the concern he showed for others, and his passion and curiosity in life.
    The Application Deadline is May more.

  24. George and Nancy Axinn International Scholarship Fund
    Professors George and Nancy Axinn had endowed this scholarship to support graduate students who wish to pursue careers in international development. Preference is given to international students.
    All students are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to students who have not previously been awarded the endowed fellowship.
    The Application Deadline Date is 1st of December of every more.

  25. International Guest Scholarships for non-US / non-Canadian Medical Scholars and Practitioners
    The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research.
    The scholarships provide the Scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in North America and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.
    The Annual Application Deadline is 1st more.

  26. IIS Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
    The Institute of International Studies (IIS) at UC Berkeley is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted while in EAP, or independently.
    The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. After completing their research projects, all Junior Scholars are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference held on-campus at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Several Junior Scholars will be asked to present their work in poster format at the Junior Scholars Conference.
    Junior scholars with the strongest research project, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize. There will also be an opportunity to compete for the Best Poster Award, an additional $250 prize.
    Application Deadline: November more.

  27. University of the West Scholarships
    For the 2013-2014 academic year, UWest has successfully raised funds to continue providing the Lotus Gold Scholarships for international students worth $10,000.

  28. York University Scholarships
    The University of York offers competitive scholarships to overseas Masters and PhD students. The awards cover partial to full tuition fees.

  29. International Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for International Students
    The Institute of International Studies (IIS) will grant a number of fellowships of up to $10,000 for fieldwork. In line with the Institute’s mission to support international and comparative research at U.C. Berkeley, projects should be international and/or comparative in nature, and/or involve substantial research outside of the United States. International students enrolled in doctoral programs at U.C. Berkeley are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to international students who cannot apply for other sources of funding within the United States. Students will not be eligible to receive award funds unless they have advanced to candidacy.
    The application deadline date is Monday, March 18, more.

  30. The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists from Developing Countries
    The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists accepts applications from journalists of the developing nations of Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean to cover the United Nations General Assembly beginning in September each year.
    The Deadline for Submission of application forms is April 5, more.

  31. The Elings Prize Fellowships in Experimental Science
    The California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for the Elings Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in experimental nanoscience. The fellowships provide a salary of $60,000/yr for two years, renewable for a third, along with benefits and research funds. Successful applicants will work with, and receive partial support from, experimentalists on the CNSI faculty; applications must be coordinated with the relevant faculty supervisor(s). The deadline for applications is January 31 every more.
Related: Complete List of Scholarships in USA for international students


  1. Hello Sir,
    What I am really interested in is scholarship in UK university. I have been given a condition offer to birmingham city university for January 2014 and will be grateful for any assistance to enable me fulfill my dreams.
    Thank you

    1. Hello,

      Congratulations on the offer of a place to study, although it is still conditional.

      It is noteworthy to understand that candidates usually start applications for scholarships from the school that offered them admission in the first place. Write the Financial Aid office of that university asking for tuition and/or living cost assistance. They will either offer or advise you further.

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    2. Hi i am looking for full scholarships to study masters degree in the United States in 2016. I have been searching for over a year now and still cant find any full scholarships.

  2. hi,
    I am looking for any available full tuition scholarship to study in USA by 2016 when I would be finishing my secondary school education.I have seen a couple of schools but I don't just grab what they are saying,pls can you recommend any good scholarship exam to study there.

  3. hi i m tesfaye , i m looking any available full tuition fee scholarship in USA by 2016 . I have BA degree in field of Accounting and 3 years work experience after graduation in my profession but i can't up grade my master program because of big financial problem. i need your help thank you.

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    i m Tesfaye, I m looking for full tuition scholarship to study in USA by 2015-2016 in master program in business related field. i have BA degree in accounting and three 3 years work exp. but i can't continue my master because of financial shortage. please give me a chance?

  5. Hi I'm from Nigeria, I applied to do my masters in Lambton College in canada and I've been offered admission for January 2016 but I cannot fund myself, how can I get full scholarship before then,im helpless

  6. Good Day. My Name is Chinonso Nwankwo from Nigeria, a collage holder, with Depiloma in Computer Engineering, Computer Hardware and Software Engineering with 3yrs & ICT exprience but All my Dream is to Best Computer Engineer in The World. Please Help me and link me to schoolarship that will help me to achive my Dream, am 22yrs now.
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  9. Well. My comment is a bit late (hope someone sees this). I intend starting classes in Kogod School of Business (AU) inn the fall. I have cash for only 1 semester. What do I need to do to guarantee scholarships for subsequent semesters (especially external scholarships)

  10. i am seriously searching for Admission via scholarship who can help?