Can you save on the tuition fee? Check yourself!

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

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
11Harvard UniversityUSABoston66,900 USD66,900 USD
22Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSABoston58,240 USD58,240 USD
107Yale UniversityUSANew Haven45,800 USD44,800 USD
1410Cornell UniversityUSAIthaca52,612 USD34,444 USD
372The Australian National UniversityAustraliaCanberra23,401 USD25,771 USD
5626Washington University in St. LouisUSASaint Louis46,467 USD43,000 USD
12844Emory UniversityUSADruid Hills43,000 USD39,000 USD
17655Dartmouth CollegeUSAHanover47,000 USD47,000 USD
4964University of TromsøNorwayTromsø140 USD140 USD
189413HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied SciencesFinlandHelsinki1,000 USD1,000 USD
1353Berea CollegeUSALexington2,500 USD2,500 USD
1480College of the OzarksUSASpringfield17,500 USD17,500 USD
1545Colby-Sawyer CollegeUSASpringfield20,000 USD20,000 USD
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