Studying for a Master’s degree (MS) in the USA can be financially demanding, but there are several scholarships available to assist international students. Here is a list of popular scholarships for pursuing MS in the USA:
Fulbright Foreign Student Program: Provides funding for graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP): Offers scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to pursue development-related studies at select universities.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program: Provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries undergoing development or political transition.
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program: Offers scholarships for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries, including the USA.
Chevening Scholarships: Funded by the UK government, Chevening Scholarships are for outstanding individuals with leadership potential to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships: Provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States.
Joint Master’s Degree Scholarship by Erasmus Mundus (EMJMD): Funds international students to undertake joint master’s programs in various fields in Europe and other parts of the world.
Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships: Rotary Global Grants support graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.
Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA): Offers master’s level scholarships for individuals committed to working in countries undergoing a transition to democracy.
Tata Scholarship for Students from India: Available for students from India applying for need-based financial aid at Cornell University for undergraduate and graduate studies.
Inlaks Scholarships: Offers scholarships for Indian students to pursue higher studies at top universities in the USA and other countries.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP): Provides scholarships to students from World Bank member countries pursuing master’s degrees in development-related fields.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars: Offers scholarships for postgraduate studies or research in Switzerland in various fields, including engineering, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (for international students studying in Canada): Available for international students pursuing a doctoral degree at eligible Canadian institutions.
Rhodes Scholarships for International Students (for study at the University of Oxford): Prestigious scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford for students from various countries.
Remember to thoroughly review the eligibility criteria, application process, and deadlines for each scholarship opportunity and tailor your application accordingly. Additionally, check with individual universities in the USA for any institution-specific scholarships they may offer for international MS students.