Over a million international students’ study in the United states. There are several more who aspire to study abroad in the United States and study in the world’s best universities and colleges for that offer world class instructional resources and facilities. Higher education in America is expensive and international students will do well to explore the scholarship programs that are available for them. These scholarship programs are offered by universities or certain organisations and international students will do well to take note of these.
Ways to get scholarships
- Student Profile: International students aspiring to study for free in USA or looking for financial aid such as merit scholarships, tuition fee waivers or subsidy, or full scholarships should focus on their academic scores at high school and at university level if applying for masters in US. In addition, they should be able to demonstrate a well-rounded profile through their extracurricular activities, leadership positions in high school council or universities
- Standardized tests scores: International Students are required to submit scores of standardized tests such as English language proficiency tests – TOEFL or PTE and assessment such as SAT, GMAT , GRE for undergraduate and post graduate programs as part of their application process. Foreign Student planning to study abroad in US must make sure they achieve high scores in these qualifying exams.
- Search: Foreign students must continue to explore for low cost universities, research opportunities and other on campus part time options to support their living expenses when they are in US
Above all, international students must be in time to file their applications, student visa, explore scholarship programs so as to apply for all the financial aid in time.