Planning to study at MIT, US . International Student. Now What?

By | August 25, 2015

I’m planning to study at MIT university in massachusetts in the next couple of years. However, the tuition is about 40,000 $ for nine months and I surely dont have that sum of money.
What can I do now? Are there any scholarships or any sort of financial help for international students?
Please provide links and info.

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4 thoughts on “Planning to study at MIT, US . International Student. Now What?

  1. CPG

    There is very little financial aid for international students to study in the U.S. feel free to contact MIT and see what is available to you. Outside scholarships are usually reserved for U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States but you can take a look around the internet.

    Most international students are self-funded, relying on their own money which they saved, that of their parents and other family members, others also take out small personal loans in their own country to help pay for tuition.

  2. MadMan

    Talk to MIT. Federal grants and loans are for US citizens and permanent residents. However, universities such as MIT do have funds for all students that might come from foreign alumni. Also, they can provide funding if they feel that you are a deserving case and that your presence would add to the university. You can also research funding available for you in your country to study in the US. You have to be accepted first, of course. It does not look like you have applied yet.

    Good luck.

  3. jb

    Actually, the hardest part will be just getting in. MIT gets many thousands of applications from international students every year and takes less tha 5% of them.

    If you’re one of the lucky few they accept, they’ll give you enough financial aid to attend.

  4. cathrl69

    You’re trying to run before you can walk here. Just because YOU plan to go to MIT does not mean that MIT will want to have YOU. Most applicants do not get in.

    If you are good enough to get in, then you can start looking around for sponsorship. But what you do now is to work. Very, very hard. You need to be the top student in your school as an absolute minimum.

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