Scholarships to study in the US
Looking for scholarships to study in the US for Indian students? We’ve got the list.
Studying in the US can be affordable if you plan well in advance, so you can apply to a range of scholarships offered by the American universities and colleges before deadlines. Open to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies, these financial aids can be partial or fully paid, depending on the criteria, course and the institution. Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the American government, and various private and public establishments as well. When applying to any of these scholarships, make sure you check the criteria carefully, along with the application closing date.
What is the criteria for applying to scholarships to study in the US for Indian students?
The most important criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage. Keep in mind that every scholarship has its eligibility criteria. While in some, a mere application may suffice, while for others you may have to fulfil several other conditions. For instance, in research-centric programs, you may have to submit written assignments. Do not hesitate to contact the university admission centre if you have any doubts.
What amount of money is available through scholarships?
The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures. You may experience higher competition when you apply for government scholarships in comparison to the university scholarships. So, we suggest you start with the procedure about 8-12 months before your preferred intake begins.
Here are some popular scholarship programs you can apply to study in the US as an Indian students
Fulbright- Nehru Fellowships
Applicable for international students who are applying to master’s or PhD programs; this scholarship covers tuition fee, accident and sickness coverage as per US guidelines, airfare, and living costs
You will receive a monthly stipend to support your course in case of PhD. However, for other levels of education the grant and duration may differ
It covers only J-1 visa support
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
This program is a part of the Fullbright program, and aims to bring an accomplished young and mid-career professional from a developing country to study in the US for 10 months of non-degree graduate study and related practical experience
A new offering in this program is Long-Term English (LTE) language training – limited to minority, rural or non-elite crowd that lacks in required language skills but are outstanding in their field
LTE participant is given an intensive 20-25-week pre-academic training to enhance their language skills
This program covers tuition fees, monthly maintenance
allowance, living expense, airfare, professional expenses like for field trips etc