OURS National Scholarships

International and Undocumented Students

International Students

Scholarships and other funding opportunities can be difficult to find for international students. However, the National Scholarships Office is committed to finding and sharing any opportunities that can help international students pay for college.

International students at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply for the following programs supported by our office, if they meet the programs’ other eligibility requirements:

Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Global Rhodes Scholarship, Knight-Hennessy Scholars, McCall MacBain Scholars, Schwarzman Scholars, P. D. Soros Fellowship, Strauss Scholarship, and Yenching Scholars.

In addition, the following list of databases, which will be updated as additional resources are uncovered, includes opportunities that do not require U.S. citizenship:

Scholarship databases for international students:

International students are also encouraged to explore the “Financial Aid for International Students” page maintained by the Berkeley International Office.

Undocumented Students

Undocumented UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for the following programs supported by our office, if they meet the programs’ other eligibility requirements:

Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Global Rhodes Scholarship, Knight-Hennessy Scholars, McCall MacBain Scholars, Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars, P. D. Soros Fellowship, Strauss Scholarship, Voyager Scholarship, and Yenching Scholars.

In addition, the following list of databases, which will be updated as additional resources are uncovered, includes opportunities that do not require proof for U.S. citizenship or legal status:

Immigrants Rising
Immigrants Rising curates a list of scholarships and fellowships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. The list includes general application eligibility requirements, including education level, region/state, and immigration status (e.g. DACA, TPS, in-state tuition eligibility).

Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF)
The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.

Undocumented students are also encouraged to consult the “Grants and Funding” page maintained by UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program.