In this article, we’re going to talk about the top 10 universities in the US where you can do your undergraduate education as an international student for free.
but first, let us talk about the three (3)different kinds of funding that typically international students get in the US for their undergraduate studies.

  1. Financial Aid– This is a type of funding Which is need based. And typically they’re going to ask you for all your financial documents, including financial documents of your family.
  2. Merit Scholarships– which is self-explanatory
  3. Athletic scholarships, which is typically for top athletes.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the first and the second, which is Financial aid and Merit scholarships.

The Criteria on the Basis of which I’ve chosen these 10 universities

Before I give you that exciting list of 10 universities that you’re dying to know about, I want to tell you the basis on which I’ve chosen these particular 10 universities.

1. The Quantum of Scholarship

These 10 universities will either give you a full scholarship on your full tuition. Or it might extend your living costs, your personal costs, your book costs, and all of those.
And sometimes you may even get a stipend up to $2,500 in addition to all of these.

2. The number of awards that they give every year

there’s no point bringing to you universities that give one or two scholarships, and there are several of those that you want to keep in mind.

For this article, we’re going to look at universities that give a large number of scholarships or have an instituted scholarship program, and some of these universities even give financial aid up to five hundred or six hundred students per annum.

3. Financial aid and Scholarship is loan free.

When you graduate, you have absolutely no debt component that is there for you to have repaid.

4. Ranking Of university:

Because I know you love the best schools, but I want to add a word of caution here that because these schools are really good and because they give financing. They are really very selective and admissions to these universities can be extremely difficult.

Sometimes they may even accept less than 10% of the applications that they receive.

I know you’re super talented and you’re going to qualify for those admissions and for the financial aid.


1. Harvard University

A top-ranked university located in Boston gave 500 to 600 scholarships to international students across nationalities. Averaging about $60,000 a year.
H. University is a need-blind university. They will not care about your financial need and they will give you the aid automatically if you get chosen in their highly competitive admissions process.
At least 20% of their entire batch pays nothing and 100% of the bad graduates with zero debt.

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2. New York University

New-York University is One of the best-kept secrets in New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, NYU Eddie at NYU A.D. The entire batch of about 300 to 400 students gets a full financial aid need-blind package. This batch of 300 to 400 students at this campus, which are from about 100 different countries, get a financial aid package of up to $70,000, which includes your tuition-free cost of living, boarding books, personal expenses, foreign travel on account of study abroad programs, and a stipend of upwards of two thousand dollars a year.
Financial support may also include twice a year tickets from Abu Dhabi to your country of residence, and given NYU its global network, an average NYU Abu Dhabi student completes the four-year undergraduate program, having visited an average of 10 countries and not having taken a single penny from home.
But it’s one of the most selective institutions in the world, accepting less than 3% to 4% of the applicants.
New York University also offers generous financial aid and merit scholarships at its Shanghai campus, and you want to check out the links to Abu Dhabi and Shanghai campuses in the description box under the video. while this article is all about undergraduate education, I have to share with you something that came in the news just a few days back.
New York University made an announcement that it would waive off the tuition fee for all its 442 students enrolled at the NYU School of Medicine pursuing an MD program.

This is the first top 10 medical school in the world that’s making medical education completely tuition-free, so you want to check out the various interesting packages that NYU has to offer on all its global campuses.

3. Princeton University

Princeton University is One of the top 10 universities in the world, located in New Jersey, Princeton is an Ivy League school. They’ve given about four hundred to five hundred scholarships every single year, averaging about fifty thousand dollars irrespective of nationality. With Princeton University, if your family income is about $65,000, which is about 45 lakh of rupees, the entire family income, then you would pay nothing. They would take care of your tuition, your room and boarding your books, and your personal expenses. And if your family income goes up to $180,000, which is upwards of a crore, even then, you could go tuition-free.
So between $65,000 and $180,000 family income, you would get some part of the tuition and living expenses paid for.

In fact, 60% of the undergraduate batch at Princeton class of two zero two one is getting some financial aid from the university

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