It is worth noting that it is an extremely rare case to get a 100% coverage of the tuition fee, and it requires a serious preparation for the admission, as well as the presence of outstanding achievements not only academic results but also in extracurricular activities (for example, in sports, creativity, volunteering, social activities).
Usually, foreign students can expect to be covered for a half of the cost of studying (up to about 18,000 USD per year) and must independently pay the remaining part of the tuition fee, accommodation cost, meals and flights to the country of study.
For example, to take an average student who receives funding from the US university, his profile will look like this:
A complex school curriculum, a large number of advanced courses and additional courses
High rating in the class, the top 5 - 10% of his class (referring to the parallel of 11 classes)
Participation in school, city, national olympiads
Average score of the certificate is 4.0
The average SAT score - 1800-2100 , (ACT 27-32) or higher
Average score TOEFL iBT 100 (IELTS 7.0) and higher
Achievements in sports, creativity, social activity, etc.
If your experience and achievements meet the above criteria, then you can qualify for funding, but in advance it should be taken into account that the competition is extremely huge and even if there is a significant advantage over the minimum requirements of the university, you are NOT automatically getting financial coverage. You need to remember about the existing quotas for scholarships and the fact that you are participating in a huge competition for any financial coverage.
If you do not meet the criteria above, you can direct your efforts to improve your profile and achieve your goal in obtaining a grant or scholarship in the future.
Top universities with financial aid for international students
In order to obtain accurate information, please refer to the official website of the educational institution.