Fully Funded Scholarships in USA for International Students 2022/23

USA offer series of funded scholarships for international students who which to undergo either bachelors (undergraduate) degree, masters degree, or doctorate (PhD) degree. These USA scholarships for studies at US universities for international students are sponsored by universities, Government agencies and private organisations like MasterCard Foundation, World Bank, Hubert H. Humphrey, Harambe Fletcher.
On this page, I will take you through these Fully funded USA Scholarships, their application procedure and also important tips on being nominated as a beneficially.

List of Fully Funded Scholarship for International Students in USA

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is a $700 million worldwide program to educate and develop future leaders who will apply their acquired skills immensely to social and economic progress of their countries.

The sole aim of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars program is to educate and develop bright, as well as economically marginalised young people around the world, with special interest in Africa and developing countries who demonstrate a topnotch “give-back” blueprint and who will contribute immensely to the advancement of the continent and the world in general.

These scholarships will transition young people from beneficiaries to benefactors. It will also prepare them with the requisite values, knowledge, and leadership skills to fuel both economic and social progress across African states.

MasterCard Scholarship Program is anticipated to benefit 15,000 young people within 8 to 10 years. The following US universities are partnering with MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships for international students, especially from Africa and developing countries.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Wellesley College

Wellesley College in Massachusetts, USA is a private women's liberal arts college.

As part of the Scholars Program, Wellesley College, US will provide nine (9) African women with full support that includes scholarship funding, mentoring program, counseling sessions, and internship opportunities for undergraduate studies. 

Scholars at Wellesley will develop experiences, values, and know-how that are paramount to success in the global economic space. This will enable them give back to their communities and home countries. The students will arrive in groups of 3 (three) students each year for this Scholarship program.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree

Application Deadline: September to around January/February

Wellesley College

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Stanford University

The MasterCard Foundation study initiative at Stanford University will enable twenty (20) academically sound but economically unstable students from African countries to undergo university studies. More so, the beneficiaries will have an opportunity to develop their leadership quality and capacity to contribute positively to their communities. The Scholars Program will support five (5) undergraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa every year.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree

Application Deadline: September to around January/February

Stanford University

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University (ASU) is in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to ensure that talented and high performing students continue their academic pursuit irrespective of their difficult financial realities. 

The first Phase of this scholarship program offered 120 African students an opportunity to complete their undergraduate studies. Currently, the education initiative is in its second Phase with a special aim of fortifying Institutional Linkages.  The initiative is presently in its 8th cohort of 59 students from 7 African countries.

ASU will receive a total of $27.5 million over the next seven years to provide talented, yet non-financially viable students from Africa, who are determined at giving back to their communities, with access to standard and world class education. 

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree

Application Deadline: admission application: 01 January; scholarship deadline: February 01

Arizona University

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University (MSU)

The MasterCard Foundation is in partnered with Michigan State University to provide international students with fully funded scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate studies. For this scholarship program, the university will receive $45 million in funding from the MasterCard foundation to assist 185 scholars throughout the 9 year program period. This will cover fully for 100 four-year undergraduates and 85 master’s degree students.

Level of Study: Undergraduate and Master’s degree

Application Deadline: 15 February

Michigan State University

Fully Funded Government Scholarships in US

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Fulbright international Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from around the world to study and conduct research in US. The Fulbright scholarship Program operations cut across more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 international students are beneficiaries of this Fulbright scholarships every year.

Fulbright Scholarship Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Therefore, all International Student Program applications are processed by these offices. The scholarship funding covers institution tuition fees, cost for textbooks, airfare, health insurance cost and living stipend.

Level of Study: Master’s and PhD degree in fields including interdisciplinary ones except medical degree program or clinical medical research.

Application Deadline: varies by country. For instance in general, the Nigerian Fulbright Scholar application process opens in February of every year, with applications due in May.

Fulbright Program

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Japan

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is available to students of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a track record of giving back to their home countries’ development goals, who wish to pursue their masters degree program in a development-related topic. 

The scholarship program offer scholarships for 26 Participating Programs at universities in US, Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management and infrastructure management.

Level of Study: Master’s degree

Application Deadline: 27 May

Japan/World Bank Scholarship

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for International Students - US

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, which is sponsored by United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA),  is a non-degree program for experienced professionals who wish to improve their leadership qualities through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and the Fellows’ home country.

Level of Study: Fellowship for professionals

Application Deadline: Embassies and Commissions are obligated to submit their scholarship nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by October 1. The deadlines for applicants vary by country.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Scholarships for African countries and Non-African countries

Organization Scholarships and Fellowships in USA

Zawadi Africa Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship

The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a scholarship program instituted to provide undergraduate scholarships to academically talented women from less financial viable status to pursue higher education in the USA, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and/or ICT

Application Deadline: Varies

Zawadi Africa

MMMF Scholarship for Women from Developing Countries in US & Canada

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) provides educational grants to women from developing countries to help advance their studies and fortify their leadership skills to enhance the lives of women and children in developing countries. The MMMF awards scholarship value is approximately $12,000 each.

Qualified applicants are women from developing countries currently enrolled at accredited universities in the US or Canada.

Level of Study: Master’s degree

Application deadline: This scholarship program accepts entries between September 15 and January 15. Successful candidates will be notified of the award of grants in April.


AAUW International Fellowship for Women

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are Non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants of this grant must have obtained an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30 of the previous year. Also, the candidate must have applied to their proposed schools of study by the time of the application.

The scholarship is worth $20,000 for Masters, 25,000 for PhD and $50,000 for Postdoctoral students.

Level of study: Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral degree

Application deadline: from 1 August to December 1


Harambe Fletcher Scholarships for African Students USA

The Harambe Fletcher Scholarship is a full-tuition grant for young African entrepreneurial leaders who wish to proceed with a master program at The Fletcher School in Tufts University, starting September.

Eligible Field of Study

  • Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) - A two-year, highly flexible, interdisciplinary, professional degree in international affairs
  • Masters of International Business (MIB) - A two-year hybrid international business/international affairs degree program

Application Deadline: Candidates must complete online HEA Application by December 30

Candidates must complete online Fletcher School Application by January 10

Harambe Fletcher

7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship for Nigerian Students

The Seven UP Harvard Business School Scholarship was initiated by Seven Up Bottling Company Plc of Nigeria in memory of its 50th anniversary and in tandem with the Company’s vision of creating a greener future for promising Nigerians. Application for this scholarship opens for students admitted to the Harvard Business School MBA Class of the following year.

Level of study: MBA

Application Deadline: September and April for the 1st to 3rd round

Harvard Business School

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Michigan State University (MSU) desires to encourage the strengthening of colleges and universities in South Africa by providing tuition assistance during the 1st year of graduate study, many of whom will assume professional and government positions upon their return. The intention is to allow departments to offer scholarships in USA, provisionally bringing students on campus and allowing time for other sources of financial support to be secured for the remainder of the program of study.

Level of study: Graduate degree

Application deadline: April 15

Mandela Washington

Global Scholars Program at Clark University Scholarships

Clark University offers the Global Scholars Program which is open to High school students who are NOT permanent residents or citizens of the United States, as well as U.S. citizens/permanent residents who reside overseas and will complete their entire secondary school education outside the U.S. A scholarship of no less than $15,000 (($60,000 for four years contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal) and a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer following the sophomore or junior year is included with the award.

Level of study: Undergraduate

Application deadline: by January 15

Clark University