Financial Aid for European Students

Financial Aid for European Students

Half the reason you want to go to school outside your home country is to gain a global perspective, right? (We know, the other half is to try new foods.) There’s no better place to meet diverse people and learn about new cultures than Europe, with its easy access to other countries and languages. 

Europe’s dozens of countries all have their own immigration policies, education levels, standards of living, and education costs, so giving advice about going to school there is pretty much impossible. That being said, most schools throughout the European Union cost much less than schools in the USA (some might even be free!!), and many programs are taught in English.

Here’s a quick list of scholarships and other means of financial aid that apply to European schools in general. This is by no means comprehensive, so we recommend using this list as a starting off point and then researching more specific financial options once you know which European country will become your new educational home. 

European Funding Guide

The European Funding Guide provides more than 12,000 funding opportunities for students who want to study in the EU. The website is co-financed by the European Commission and primarily lists scholarships, though it also includes information about loans and grants, prizes and awards, and governmental support for students.

Study in UK

If you’re interested in studying in the UK, you should check out this website, which shares not only specific scholarships but also breaks down all the many types of scholarships available to international students (there are many). The site also publishes news relevant to international students in the UK.


For students from developing countries, scholars4dev is a great resource for scholarships specific to people from less Western backgrounds or countries. The site also includes some general scholarships.


No matter where you’re coming from or where you want to study, as long as you want to be an international student the International Education Financial Aid website can probably find you a scholarship, grant, or loan. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can international students get financial aid in UK?

As an international student, you won't be eligible for a loan from the UK government. However, there are other private lenders who offer loans to international students in the UK.

How can I fund my study in UK?

Some of the funding options to study in UK are:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Part-time employment
  • Private Student Loans