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
|1||1||Harvard University||USA||Boston||66,900 USD||66,900 USD|
|2||2||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||USA||Boston||58,240 USD||58,240 USD|
|10||7||Yale University||USA||New Haven||45,800 USD||44,800 USD|
|14||10||Cornell University||USA||Ithaca||52,612 USD||34,444 USD|
|37||2||The Australian National University||Australia||Canberra||23,401 USD||25,771 USD|
|56||26||Washington University in St. Louis||USA||Saint Louis||46,467 USD||43,000 USD|
|128||44||Emory University||USA||Druid Hills||43,000 USD||39,000 USD|
|176||55||Dartmouth College||USA||Hanover||47,000 USD||47,000 USD|
|496||4||University of Tromsø||Norway||Tromsø||140 USD||140 USD|
|1894||13||HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences||Finland||Helsinki||1,000 USD||1,000 USD|
|1353||Berea College||USA||Lexington||2,500 USD||2,500 USD|
|1480||College of the Ozarks||USA||Springfield||17,500 USD||17,500 USD|
|1545||Colby-Sawyer College||USA||Springfield||20,000 USD||20,000 USD|