Scholarships to Study in the USA

Choosing the perfect study destination is as important as deciding on the right course and university. One of the most popular study destinations amongst international students is the USA. For a long time, it has been considered to be the ideal destination for students to build a life after graduation. 

Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States of America is expensive. But there are a wide range of scholarships in the USA for Nepalese students which reduces the course fee by a considerable amount and helps them fund their studies.

Nepal has the highest growth among the top 25 sending countries, totalling over 11,000 enrolled students according to a 2017 Open doors report.

As per the data released by the Nepal Foreign Educational department in 2019, the USA accounts for intaking around 1400 students from Nepal and the students have gotten many scholarships under the USA government.

Keep reading to learn more about the popular scholarships in USA for international students.

Foreign Fulbright Student Program

  • This scholarship program has been designed to avail full Scholarship for higher education in USA (a master’s or PhD degree). Apart from this, the scholarship shall also be awarded to any non-degree postgraduate studies.
  • Some applicants may be eligible to receive full tuition fees, textbooks, airfare, and health insurance under this scholarship scheme.

Humphrey Fellowship Program 

  • This fellowship is granted to experienced professionals with a potential for leadership and dedication towards public service. 
  • Granted for a year, this program covers all expenses. You don’t get to choose a university for yourself; instead, you are assigned the most appropriate host institution as per your skills and interests.

The Next Gen Scholarship

  • This scholarship for higher education in USA offers a $1,000 grant for any student who wishes to study in Maryland, Washington/Virginia, open to all international students.
  • The eligibility criteria to avail of this scholarship are to have a minimum 3.0-grade point average (GPA).

The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship programme

  • This special scholarship in the USA was announced by the USA government for the selected outstanding students from selected developing countries including Nepal, to pursue any postgraduate study. 

American University Emerging Global leader award: 

  • This is awarded to a student who is highly strong in academics and has strong potential to bring positive change in society. You can pursue your degree in either US or Nepal after you get a scholarship. 
  • The scholarship amount is approximately $4,000 per year

The information and steps to receive Scholarships in USA for Nepalese Students are mostly provided by both government and private universities. Refer the table below for more information.

We at AECC Global provide you with information and steps to receive scholarships from both government and private universities. The private universities which offer Scholarship in USA for Nepalese students are:

S.N.InstituteScholarship NameAmount / DescEligibilityTerms
1University of Texas at ArlingtonInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy
2University of South DakotaInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy
3Morehead State UniversityInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy
4University of New MexicoInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy
5South Dakota State UniversityInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy
6University of VermontInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy
7Miami UniversityInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy
8McNeese State UniversityInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy
9University of KansasInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy
10Oklahoma City UniversityInternational Student Merit ScholarshipFull Tuition WaiverHighly Competitive CGPA, IELTS/TOEFL & SAT/ACT ScoresOnce awarded scholarship is extended for whole program as long as the GPA is maintained as per University Policy