Scholarships for International Students
You will undoubtedly encounter several scholarship matching services
that, for a fee, will
offer to search a database of scholarships
for awards that match your profile. Unfortunately, the vast majority
of awards in these databases are restricted to US citizens and
permanent residents. Don't waste your money on such services.
The following databases are dedicated to listing scholarships for
international students in specific countries. You should also consider
searching the free databases of scholarships on the
FinAid site, since some of them
include scholarships for international students. The
database, in particular, has good coverage of the awards available for
A word of caution: If a scholarship has an application fee, don't
If you have to pay money to get money, it is probably a
scam. For more information about scholarship scams, the unclaimed aid
myth, and related topics, see the
Scholarship Scams section of the FinAid site.
- A Selected List of Fellowship and Other Support Opportunities for Advanced Education for US Citizens and Foreign Nationals
- This NSF publication (NSF 93-147) was obtained from
stis.nsf.gov as the files ns93147a.txt through
ns93147f.txt. Also available is the NSF publication 94-139,
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI).
- GrantSearch Australia
- GrantSearch Australia offers
customised keyword searches of a database containing over 1,400 grants,
scholarships, fellowships and awards available in Australia. The cost
is AUD45 + AUD5 postage (approximately US$40).
- International Education Financial Aid
- This site contains a free searchable database of 870 scholarships
and awards for international students. Most are restricted to use at
- ScholarshipsCanada.com is a large searchable database of more than 17,000
scholarships, prizes, and bursaries for students in Canada. It
includes both school-administered and private awards.
ScholarshipsCanada.com is published by EDge Interactive, 3470 Pharmacy
Ave., Toronto, Ontario M1W 2S7, Canada, phone 416-494-3343,
- SFU Graduate Awards Database
- A small database of Canadian graduate and postdoctoral
fellowships, compiled by Simon Fraser University.
- Stöd & Stipendier AB (SOS AB)
- SOS is a Swedish-based scholarship and grant search service, serving
primarily European students who wish to study abroad. They also
serve American students who want to study in Europe or in the Pacific
region (Australia, NZ, Far East). They also do grant searches for
institutions and associations with international activities.
They have a staff of
seven people working in Sweden and four in Riga, Latvia.
They compile their own database, which lists 17,000 addresses, and
they also have access to several other databases of
Scandinavian origin (Billeso & Baltzer), European origin (European
Foundation Centre and Maecenata) and American origin (Foundation
Center, Scholarship Finder). They have been in business since 1992.
Their fees, if the printout is sent by email, are
Add US$5 for currency-charges. (This extra-charge will be dropped
as soon as they have a simple and secure international digital
They also sell "Stora Fondboken" for US$58 for Macintosh or PC systems
with information on 3,000 grants worldwide. It is also available as a CD-ROM
for US$285 per year plus VAT. They are working on an online search
service for their web page.
For more information, call
+46-670-614310 or +46-8-836113, fax +46-670-614330, write to
Stöd & Stipendier AB (SOS AB), Transtigen 7, S-833 35
STRÖMSUND, Sweden, or
send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- US$45 for undergraduate or graduate students and for ill or
disabled persons looking for financial support,
- US$75 for students aiming for a PhD or postdoctoral studies or
research. (Smaller personal projects.)
- US$95 for institutions, non-profit-organisations and other
associations. (Larger projects.)
- Founded in 1998, StudentAwards.com is a free scholarship database
focusing on scholarships and bursaries for Canadian students.