External Funding Opportunities

We encourage you to expand your search for loans and scholarships beyond IUI.

Opportunities for external funding are widespread and numerous. There are so many external funding resources it is impossible for us to list them all. Spend some time doing internet searches for international scholarships and loans. Remember to be patient, this is a challenging task.

OIA cautions students to examine scholarship eligibility requirements, terms, exclusions, and contracts very carefully. You will need to critically evaluate every scholarship program you find and ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions before you agree to accept a scholarship.  We have identified a few resources to help you get started on your search for scholarships and have provided links to their websites as a courtesy, not promoting one scholarship over another:

  • College Board

    Learn information and advice on finding financial aid, and search their scholarship database. Visit CollegeBoard »

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation

    Apply for scholarships and grants that support higher education for women, including its International Fellowships. Visit AAUW »

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

    Apply for scholarships and grants that support science education. Visit NSF »

  • MacArthur Foundation

    Apply for grants and fellowships, including awards specifically intended for international student. Visit the MacArthur Foundation »

  • International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)

    Search for scholarships and grants that specifically seek to support international study. Visit IEFA »

  • eduPASS

    Learn about your options for financial aid, and search for scholarships on the eduPASS database. Visit eduPASS »

  • InternationalStudent.com

    Read about searching for scholarships as an international student, and consult its list of scholarship resources. Visit International Student »


    Apply for scholarships specifically for international undergraduate students. Visit NAFSA »

  • After School Africa

    A resource for internationally funded scholarships opportunities for African students www.afterschoolafrica.com

  • Rowe Fund

    The Rowe Fund is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS Member States finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans of up to US$15,000 dollars.  You can read more about the fund here