Scholarship Opportunities for International Students

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For On-Campus scholarship opportunities, the scholarship period starts in early November of every year and the end date may vary depending on the scholarship opportunity.

Please go to myMatador Scholarships in early November of every year to learn about the application deadline for the scholarships listed below.

Scholarship Opportunities for International Students

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The following scholarships are sponsored by outside agencies and are not affiliated with California State University, Northridge. Please exercise caution in your search as CSUN will not be held liable for the contents of the below websites and does not endorse scholarship search engines for which there is a fee.

Scholarships are very competitive, so start the search early!

  1. Abroad Planet Scholarship Resources is an online community of international students studying in the United States.
  2. College Board is free online financial aid source for scholarships, grants, and loans for all college-bound students, including permanent residents and international students wishing to study in the United States.
  3. Education USA is an online database of scholarships and awards.
  4. eduPASS is The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA- provides excellent articles, charts and links about financing college.
  5. Funding for U.S. Study is a database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
  6. is an online financial aid resource for international students wishing to study in a foreign country.
  7. Mobility International USA is free online scholarship resource for non–U.S. citizens with disabilities.
  8. Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation administer a broad range of humanitarian and educational programs designed to improve the human condition, world understanding and peace. Learn more about Rotary’s Ambassadorial Scholarships, Grants for University teachers and World Peace Scholarships for study at their Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
  9. The Foundation Center is an online resource devoted to foundations that fund individuals. The site also features a section for international grant seekers!
  10. The International Education Financial Aid Website features a searchable list of grants, scholarships and loan programs for international students.
  11. The Open Society Foundation supports the development of an open society through funding specific educational opportunities around the world.

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