What organisations sponsor international students to study in the US?
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WHO CAN SPONSOR AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?
Many nonprofits, private organizations, and the U.S. and the international government may offer sponsorship for international students. It is typically difficult to obtain this type of support. Here are some organizations that may provide sponsorship to get an international education.
U.S. GOVERNMENT FUNDING
Rarely it is possible to find support from the U.S. government. Much financial aid such as Pell grants are meant for U.S. citizens. There may be some funds for students from some companies. This may come through the U.S. Department of State. In addition, the U.S. Agency for International Development may help.
Some students may find funding this way. These programs control the student’s application process. They also may have very strict rules about the school selected. It will also limit how the funds may be used. Students who qualify may get up to 100 percent of their tuition covered. It may be worth checking into either of these programs to find financial help. This is typically a good starting point.
FUNDING FROM AN INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT
Some students may be able to secure funding from the government of their home country. This varies significantly. Some countries may help cover the cost of their citizens to study abroad. This may be done for the experience. Sometimes it may be done to encourage students to get a more advanced education. They may also offer it if they do not have a program for the student’s interests.
A country’s Department of Education usually offers these programs, if available. Sometimes a Ministry of Education may also offer it. They may help find partnerships with U.S. schools. These partnerships can be very lucrative. Students may qualify for a significant amount of funding if these connections exist. This may lead to free or reduced costs for education.
FUNDING FROM PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS
Another option for finding sponsorship for international students come from private organizations. Many companies may seek out international students for key positions. They may also offer scholarships for them. They typically want to build relationships between countries. Some organizations could want to create new avenues for untapped talent. There are many reasons private companies may do this including being a potential employer.
Often, companies may do this if their interests are tied to a country’s goals or economics. They may also set very strict rules for this. Students should learn what the company’s goal is before choosing this option. They may have very specific goals for the student after completing their course of study. Missions and values should generally align with the student’s goals as well.
These types of private organizations typically set the rules for where these funds may come from. It also includes how the funds may be used. Sometimes the conditions may tie the student to the private organization for years after. They may control many aspects of the student’s experiences. Some organizations may cover all of the costs of the student whether part-time or full-time. That includes costs related to tuition and books. It may also include funds for relocating to the U.S. Some could offer internships as part of the program of study. If so, the J1 visa rules still apply.
FUNDING FROM NONPROFIT OR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
There are some nonprofit organizations that may help cover these costs. They may offer sponsorship for international students who wish to study in the U.S. Most often, these are companies located outside of the U.S. Some may do this if they will benefit from improved global travel or international between cultures. Many non-government organizations have a goal or benefit in mind. Students should learn what these rules are.
They should gather information on the organization and its goals. Some of these programs could be somewhat limited. Many may offer to pay 100 percent of the student’s costs. This may include books, fees, and tuition. Some will also cover the cost of housing. They may even provide a stipend to use for needs. It can be hard to find these types of organizations. Some are available through the education department. Most often, students need to have a working relationship with the organization. This may open doors for them to get this type of support.
Chuck recommends the following next steps:
There are different scholarships for international students depending on your career level (undergraduate, graduate etc.) Below is a link for a search engine for exploring different funding opportunities and they have a specialized search tab for international students.
Also this websites lists some fellowships for international students.
Best of luck with your search and studies!