Stanford University is considered to be one of the best universities in the world and it is located in Stanford, California, which is located near the Silicon Valley. The University is currently offering scholarships to international students.
Stanford University’s tuition is very high for domestic and international students. Since it is a private university, it charges the same amount for both. The tuition is $48,987 per year and room and board is $15,115 per year.
Scholarship for Undergraduates and Postgraduates:
Stanford University offers scholarships for undergraduate and masters students. There are two types of scholarships for undergraduate students and they include the athletic scholarships and need-based scholarships. The maximum amount is fully-funded which means that they will cover tuition, room, and board for you to attend Stanford University.
If you are excellent at a sport, you can apply for Stanford University athletic scholarships. Stanford Athletics states that the university has 36 varsity sports that students can participate. There are approximately 900 students who play varsity sports in Stanford and approximately 300 athletic scholarships are available for students. So, if you are excellent at a sport, you should definitely consider receiving athletic scholarships. To apply, you need to contact Stanford coaches by filling out the question which can be found in Stanford website.
Stanford offers only need-based aid and not merit-based aid. Need-based aid is determined solely on the financial circumstances of the applicant’s family, and merit-based aid is determined by the applicant’s academic strength. In this page, Stanford outlines how much on average students in certain income brackets paid per year. For instance, 99% of the students whose family earned less than $65,000 a year paid an average of $4,500 a year. In the previous link, it tells you other average net cost of other income brackets as well.
Also, International Stanford Scholarships Page states that international students are eligible to receive need-based financial aid. However, the need-based aid is limited, so international students would be competing for limited funds.
How to Apply (Undergraduate)
You need to fill out several documents to be eligible for Stanford University Scholarships for international students. First, you need to fill out the Common Application to apply for admissions. If you want guidance with filling out the Common Application, go to Common App 101 to found more information about the Common App.
Secondly, you need to fill out the financial aid documents for financial aid. You need to fill out the CSS Profile and ISCOF. For more information about these documents, go to How to File CSS Profile and How to File the ISCOF. Also, to see these required documents for international students, visit International Students’ International Required Documents Page.
There are two deadlines for applications. The early action deadline is November 1st, and the regular decision deadline is January 2. You can find more information about these deadline in this page.