5 Steps to Study Abroad Success
Step 4 Finance
Paying for your ESL Program
Funding PackagesMany international students pay their fees for studying abroad from a variety of sources. You should explore the options your government or home university has made available for students studying overseas. Many governments offer scholarships and low-interest or no-interest loans for academically promising students. Some international organizations offer scholarships and grants to students pursuing degree programs in specific fields. Some private companies in your country may offer scholarships to bright students who wish to study abroad.
Even if you are lucky enough to receive funding from sources such as the ones mentioned above, nearly all foreign students have to rely on personal and family funds as well. It is not uncommon for a family to use a substantial portion of their savings to pay for an education abroad. Your savings (or your family''s) may be the only reliable source of funding you have as you begin your program of studies overseas. In any case, it is your responsibility to explore funding options and secure the resources necessary for your studies.