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Top 10 schools in the US that give the most financial aid to International Students

Posted on December 10th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

For many international students, cost is a major factor when deciding where to study in the US. While there are many financial aid options available from many different organizations to international students, it may not be enough to fully cover the cost of tuition and living expense. International students must rely on other sources of [...]

International Student Loan Comparison

Posted on July 7th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

International students looking to finance their education in the United States have many options available including scholarships, grants and other financial aid options. Even with this, students may soon find that they need additional help to cover their tuition, books, travel, housing, living expenses and other fees. In situations like this, a private international student [...]

Study for Free in Finland

Posted on February 4th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

If you are considering getting a university degree from Europe, but worry about the cost, why not consider getting your degree in Finland? Finland is one of the last remaining countries in Europe that does not charge tuition to international students, and the Finns put a high priority on education. Thus Finland offers an excellent [...]

Money Saving Tips for International Students

Posted on September 12th, 2011 by InternationalStudentGuru

Being an international student is more than just attending school in a foreign country. Part of this experience is traveling within your host country (or even continent!) and experiencing its culture. We understand that as an international student you maybe on a budget and this is no reason why you’d need to miss out on [...]

Financial Support While Studying in a Big City

Posted on March 15th, 2011 by Jenny Frankel

After international students have made their decision as to what American states and schools will best meet their individual needs or interests, their next major concern is usually figuring out how they will finance these academic dreams and ambitions. Besides the sometimes substantial financial aid packages offered to international students by U.S. colleges and universities [...]

International Scholarship Updates

Posted on January 12th, 2011 by InternationalStudentGuru

We have had a number of requests from students who are looking for scholarships and asked if we could post some awards on here that are available to international students. Of course, there are literally hundreds of different scholarships out there that are available to international students – and really the best advice we can [...]

Study in the USA – Creating a Budget

Posted on January 5th, 2011 by InternationalStudentGuru

In order to study in the USA, a large part of the application process will be showing the consular officer at your visa interview your finances. You will need to show proof that you have the necessary funds available to cover the time you spend in the USA studying. Your I-20 form, given to you [...]

International Student Taxes 2010

Posted on March 10th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

The tax season is right upon us, and for international students navigating the complex US tax system is not an easy task. The first thing to note is that ALL international students who were in the USA during the last year will need to submit and file their taxes – even if you received no [...]

Universities Call for Fee Delay in Sweden

Posted on December 15th, 2009 by InternationalStudentGuru

As highlighted in our post back in 2008, the Swedish government was looking to change a long standing tradition where international students are not charged to study in Sweden. Throughout much of Europe and the world, international students typically have to pay full tuition to attend a University – and Sweden was one of the [...]

Using Twitter to Find Scholarships

Posted on April 6th, 2009 by InternationalStudentGuru

We all know that Twitter is growing in popularity and fast becoming one of the hottest things in the social media world – and a place to get information, help and advice quickly! For international students, it represents an goldmine to gather information advice and help from not only schools who are twittering, but also [...]