Scholarships are another main source of financing for many students and the first place to look for scholarships is at the school you are apply to or planning to attend. Most schools will provide some form of scholarship to international students, but as you will see this aid will not cover the full cost of education – so you will have to supplement this with either a loan or other scholarship.
There are many resources available to students to search for scholarships, and there are also many services that charge students for either access to their scholarship database or to conduct a scholarship search on a student’s behalf. If you have the time and available resources, most of the scholarship searches can be found online for free.
Eligibility for a scholarship depends entirely on the scholarship; there is no general rule of thumb on whether you are eligible for a financial award. Some scholarships require students to have a certain TOEFL score; some ask that you are from a certain country; some ask for you to have a certain grade point average.
You will need to do your own research to see if you are eligible for a scholarship. It can be confusing, but remember that you can get detailed information on every scholarship that you wish to apply for by visiting their website. Try researching over the internet or contact your relatives living abroad to find more information on the Scholarship provider.