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College Scholarships for "International Students"

This web page was updated January 2023.

We have seen the demand for information about "international scholarships." We have received requests at our website for this type of information. Although, we are NOT experts on financial aid, we have come across some information that may be of help to students from outside the United States that are looking for scholarships to attend college in the United States. Also, we have seen scholarships that may help American students be able to study abroad.

Although there are scholarship search services and listings of scholarships for international students, one source for scholarships for international students is the college or university that the student wants to attend. Many colleges have special funds to encourage students from abroad to study at their university. Please contact the university of your choice in order to see what kind of financial aid that is available for you.

We need to remind you to PLEASE watch out for SCAMS. We do NOT endorse any of the following resources, but there are a number of listings of scholarships that may be able to help, BUT you need to be careful of what is being offered.  



We decided to write the following statement about being careful on applying for scholarships that MAY no longer be available. From our experience of trying to list scholarships that are currently available, we have found that many scholarships stay on the World Wide Web, although the organizations that at one time funded the scholarships, NO LONGER fund the scholarship. We have found that all the information is on the organization's web page, BUT, the date for applying for that scholarship may be a couple years old. Our best advice is that IF a scholarship is listed on a web page AND the date of application is more than a year old, then it is VERY PROBABLE that the scholarship is NOT AVAILABLE. Our best advice is that if you are interested in a scholarship that has older information, then PLEASE TRY TO CONTACT them to see IF the scholarship is currently being offered. Definitely, a number of organizations may delay funding a scholarship for a year or two. However, there are many scholarships that are found on web pages that have been there for years that have NOT been funded for years.


International Scholarship Search Engines: 

International "The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grant."

The International Education Financial Aid website,, "is the premier internet resource listing financial aid information for students who wish to study in a foreign country. Here, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs and other information to assist students in their quest to study abroad. Our mission is to "promote international education worldwide through the development and publication of the most comprehWensive database of International Education Financial Aid information available on the Internet."

International Student & Study Abroad Scholarship Search: "It is our goal to provide you, the international student, with the best study abroad and international student scholarship search online. Find college scholarship programs by country, field of study or university name. Programs available include the Fulbright Scholarship, Rotary Scholarships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Merit Scholarships, College Loans and much more. Awards are available to international student and US study abroad students anywhere in the world."

International Scholarship Opportunities for Canadians and Non-Canadians: "Canada is committed to participation in international study and research partnerships that build understanding among peoples, develop global citizens and leaders, and contribute to the development of nations. Global Affairs Canada is responsible for the Government of Canada's participation in major International Scholarship Programs. Global Affairs Canada provides support to international scholars in Canada, which is often reciprocated by foreign governments which support Canadian scholars in their countries."

Institute of International Education: "Funding for US Study Online is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Funding for US Study includes all types of funding programs, for all levels of post-secondary study, across the full range of academic areas."

List of SOME Scholarships Available to "International Students"


We come across all kinds of information when searching for scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements. Some of the scholarships have wide open eligibility so students from around the world can apply for the scholarships. We will list some of those scholarships here:

FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest 

Sponsor: FormSwift

Eligibility Requirements:

1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities. 
2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family. 
3. International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply. 
4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment. 

Create a Business Plan Infographic about one of the following business industries for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship:

Money: $1,000.

Contact for MORE information:


Coupons Plus Deals Scholarship

Sponsor: Coupons Plus Deals.

Eligibility Requirements: A "$3000 scholarship will be awarded to only one student from anywhere around the world (US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam,...) to help him/her pay for his/her education. Just by applying for this scholarship, you’re already off to a great start!"

This is an ESSAY contest and the topic can be located at their website.

Money: $3000.

Contact Information is available at:



IAPMO Essay Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.

Eligibility: Must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program. The topic of this ESSAY contest can be found on their website.

"International students are eligible. Please submit proper school documentation with the essay."

Money: First Place: $1000. Second Place: $750.  Third Place: $500.



More Resources for Finding More Grants and Scholarships


YouTube Video:  How to Find College Grants and Scholarships is a short six-minute video that gives you an overall look at where to find college grants and scholarships in the United States. If you have no idea on where to start to find financial aid, then this video will give you a good idea on how to go about finding free money in the form of financial aid, grants, and scholarships for college or trade schools for a variety of groups of people such as nursing students, single moms, women, and just about any U.S. Citizen seeking scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements. is a website that will offer a free scholarship search service. PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.

Fastweb is another popular free scholarship search service that allows the student to pick a number of options for their "profile.". PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.


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