is happy to offer a $1,000 Scholarship for International Students to three (3) international students. Global Scholarships’ mission is to make scholarships accessible and transparent, and we would like to take one step closer to our mission by offering an external scholarship for a prospective international student. There are currently very few external scholarships that are specifically for international students, and we want to make scholarships more accessible for international students by offering this scholarship.

This is our debut year for this scholarship, so there are no previous winners, but we hope to increase the amount and/or the number of scholarships awarded in the next several years. $1,000 scholarship is for the Fall 2024 studies and is offered to any eligible prospective or current international student studying in Fall 2024. By international students, we mean students studying in a country where they are not a citizen or permanent resident. This scholarship is offered to all postsecondary degree programs, which are diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D, as well as professional programs like law and medicine.

The application will close on May 31st, 2024, 5 finalists will be notified on June 15 – 30th, and the winner will be announced the winner will be announced on July 15th – 25th. Scholarships will be paid directly to the winner’s institution in the winner’s name.

Eligibility Criteria

You must meet ALL of the following to be eligible:

  • You must be an international student, that is, you cannot be a citizen or a permanent resident of a country that you will be studying in Fall 2024.
  • You must be a current or a prospective student who will be enrolled in a postsecondary degree program (Diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., as well as professional programs like law and medicine) in Fall 2024.

What we look for in a candidate

We are looking to give this scholarship to a student who has best maximized their potential given their circumstances and will continue to maximize their potential in the future. By “maximizing their potential given their circumstances,” a student who comes from an affluent family and has maximized their potential in one way or another is just as qualified for this scholarship as a student from an impoverished family who also has done the same. We take more of a holistic approach in giving this scholarship, with a combination of merit, writing skills, and the essay describing what we look for in a candidate. We take financial needs into consideration only in the light of “maximizing their potential given their circumstances.”

Application Materials

  • A short Google form
  • 500 – 700 word essay on “Describe your educational journey emphasizing how you have maximized your potential given your circumstances. In addition, please tell us how you plan to continue to do so after your degree.” – Submitted in PDF file in the Google Form

Selection Process

We will notify the 3-5 finalists on June 15th – 30th. The finalists will be asked to provide

  • A copy of their passport with their passport number covered
  • An acceptance letter from a prospective student or proof of attendance from current students
  • A written agreement to fulfill social media responsibilities if selected as a winner

Finalists have 10 days to submit those materials from the date that we’ve notified. After we have received those materials, we may ask the finalists to go on a short Zoom interview call. The winner will be announced on July 15th – 25th.

If Selected as Winner:

The winner must agree to be featured on our “Past Winners” Page, with their picture, their name, their institution, and a short bio. Also, they must agree for us to feature them on our social media channels.

FAQs about this Scholarship

1. Are online degree programs eligible?

Yes, as long as the online degree programs are from a legitimate institution of higher education.

2. I am a student from this particular country. Am I eligible?

Yes, students from all citizenships are eligible as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

3. I would like to receive payments directly. Is this possible?

No, we send payments directly to the institution that you will be attending in Fall 2024 in the recipient’s name. We do not make payments directly to the winner.

4. I have already started studying for my degree. Am I still eligible?

Yes, current students are eligible as long as you will be a current student in Fall 2024.

5. I will be studying in a non-English medium. Am I still eligible?

Yes, students studying in languages other than English are still eligible.



November 7, 2023

Since the launch of this scholarship, we have received many scholarship applications from qualified students, whether they are prospective or current students. I am grateful for our team, people who have spread the word through social media, and institutions that have included us as a scholarship resource so that their current international students can benefit. In the scholarship terms, we have specified one scholarship recipient because we didn’t want to commit more and have a lack of strong applications, but it looks like our concerns are solved; we have a good number of strong applications. Therefore, we will try to give out more scholarships to qualified students as our finances allow. It is a great feeling to give back to the international student community.

March 16, 2023

We have increased the number of scholarships from one (1) recipient to three (3) recipients due to the strong applications that we have received. These details have been edited above.

Second, students have been submitting many comments below, and I do read all of them. If it is something specific that is applicable to only your application like submitting your applications twice or editing your scholarship applications, I don’t show it below but I do process those comments. I will show comments that everyone else can benefit, so just because your comments are not shown, that doesn’t mean I did not read them. I just wanted to note that just in case students wonder about their comments:)

About the Author: Hyun Lee

Hyun is the founder at Global Scholarships. He has received a full-tuition scholarship at Birmingham-Southern College as well as $1,000 Burger King Scholarship for his undergraduate degree and has been offered a fully funded scholarship consisting of tuition, living stipend, and health insurance for computer science Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University. Read more about his scholarship journey here.

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  1. Anonymous - Reply

    I have been offered admission to study degree in special education. Am I eligible?

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      Yes, you are! Feel free to apply. There is no fee associated with the application.

  2. Usman Ibrahim - Reply

    Can I apply this October?

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      Yes! The application is open right now (October) and the deadline is on May 31st.

  3. Hannah Sumana - Reply

    I have been offered admission to study Bachelors degree in international business management. Am I eligible?

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      Hello yes, prospective students who have been offered admission is eligible. Prospective students do need a letter of admission before they become finalist because the scholarship funds will be directly sent to the university, rather than to the students themselves.

  4. Tayyaba Arslan - Reply

    I have been offered admission to study Bachelors degree in international business management. Am I eligible?

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      Yes, prospective students who have been offered admissions are eligible.

  5. Jarvis - Reply

    Can I apply for this program this November?

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      Yes, this scholarship opens up every year and is open all year.

  6. Valeriia - Reply

    If I am Ukrainian and study in the Ukrainian university. Am I eligible?

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      No, you won’t be eligible since you are not an international student in Ukraine.

  7. Eseosa - Reply

    Will the scholarship cover my total tuition fee?

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      No, it only covers $1,000 USD for one year.

      • Freshta Ahmadi - Reply

        I am from Afghanistan and currently living in Portugal for my master degree. I would like to apply but I want to ask, this 1000$ will be paid to the winner one time or every month?

        • Hyun Lee - Reply

          Hello, the $1,000 will be paid once to the winner.

  8. Adamu salha - Reply

    I didn’t apply any school yet, am I eligible to apply?

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      Yes you are. However, to be eligible, you need to be enrolled/paid your deposit at a university by June 15th.

  9. Zainab Mansaray - Reply

    Hi. I have been given an offer to study in the US since last year but I defered my studies in this year because of financial constraints. Am I eligible.

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      Yes, but your funds will be sent directly to the university. Please keep that in mind.

  10. Philippe Wilfried - Reply

    Hello Hyun Lee, thank you for that opportunity. My learning language is French. Can I describe my educational journey (500 – 700 words in pdf form) in French? or is only available in English?

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      Hello, unfortunately, I and most of our team can’t read French. The only available language is English.

  11. Anonymous - Reply

    Hey I am currently pursuing masters in Public Health. I have already submitted the form for scholarship.
    Thank You so much for giving this opportunity.

    • Hyun Lee - Reply

      You are welcome! I look forward to reading your application

  12. Anonymous - Reply

    Is computer science major student eligible to apply?