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09-19-2008, 11:28 PM
Berea College (Kentucky, USA)
- All admitted international students receive financial aid and scholarships that cover 100% of tuition, room, board, and fees for the first year of enrollment. In subsequent years, international students are expected to save $1,000 (US) to contribute toward their expenses...... Because the Berea College work program is considered part of our educational and financial aid programs, international students are able to participate even without work permits. Each student is required to work at least ten hours per week. Most international students work 15 - 20 hours per week and earn over $2,000 during the school year
- 1410 -1980 SAT (http://www.berea.edu/prospectivestudents/admissioninfo/requirements.asp)
- 25 internationals per year, no Singaporeans on the list currently (http://www.berea.edu/prospectivestudents/international/faq.asp#20)

Berea has a 3-2 Engineering prog with Wash U (WUSTL)

WUSTL ranked 46 in US news grad engine prog:

09-19-2008, 11:39 PM
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Not a free deal but a cheaper deal. Regular International tuition is at US$22K+ now at approx US$14K a yr!

In 2006, Businessweek ranked the undergraduate business program at the Carlson School of Management 26th in the nation.

USNEWS undergrad ranking 2008
13 Carlson School of Managment
5 Carlson - major Management Info System
USNEWS Grad ranking 2008
* (2) Chemical Engineering
* (5) Applied Math
* (6) Statistic
* (10) Theoretical Chemistry
* (11) Inorganic Chemistry
* (11) Discrete math
* (12) Mechanical Engineering
* (12) Analysis Math
* (13) Civil Engineering
* (13) Analytical chemistry
* (16) Aerospace Engineering
* (16) Materials Engineering
* (17) Math
* (18) Computer Engineering
* (18) Condense Matter - Physics
* (21) Electrical Engineering
* (22) Chemistry
* (24) Biomedical Engineering
USNEWS Grad ranking 2005
12 Psychology (overall)
3 Developmental Psychology
2 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
4 Clinical Psychology


Changes in Undergraduate Tuition Structure for
Wisconsin Reciprocity and Nonresident Students

The University of Minnesota will implement two changes in its tuition policies and practices for undergraduate students beginning with new students matriculating in fall 2008.
First, new Wisconsin reciprocity students will be assessed the Minnesota resident rate, but will also receive a reciprocity grant funded by the state of Wisconsin. Current Wisconsin reciprocity students will continue to pay the rates they would be charged at a comparable University of Wisconsin campus (e.g., Wisconsin students on the Twin Cities campus will continue to be assessed the Madison campus rates).
Second, new undergraduate students on the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses from outside the North Dakota/South Dakota/Wisconsin reciprocity region will be assessed a nonresident tuition rate that is significantly lower than the current nonresident rate.
For students on the Duluth campus the new annual rate will be the Minnesota resident rate plus $2,000.
For students on the Twin Cities campus the new annual rate will be the Minnesota resident rate plus $4,000.
Current nonresident students will continue to be charged a higher rate, but most will also continue to receive the University waivers, scholarships, and grants that reduce this rate significantly. All continuing nonresident students will also continue to be eligible for other scholarships and grants.
New Midwest Exchange Program (MSEP) students will pay the new nonresident rate, as that rate will be less than the MSEP rate.
It is important to understand that this change for nonresident students is a change in systems, from the current system of a higher tuition rate that is discounted in some way for most nonresident students to a new, simpler system with a lower tuition rate, with much less discounting.
This year more than 75 percent of the undergraduate students on the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses from outside the reciprocity area receive a significant discount from the University in the form of waivers, scholarships, and grants. Some others are strongly supported by third parties.
The University will provide new financial support in the form of scholarships and grants to some of the continuing nonresident students who do not now receive such support. Students who are eligible to apply will be contacted directly by the University by March 1, 2008 regarding application procedures.
Final tuition rates for 2008-09 will not be approved by the Board of Regents until May, 2008.

09-19-2008, 11:43 PM
Williams College
I believe many LAC offer similar deals something there for a reminder.


International students admitted to Williams are considered for financial assistance on the basis of documented financial need as demonstrated through the required financial aid application forms. As of the Fall of 2001, Williams is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all applicants, regardless of citizenship. In addition to funding tuition, room and board, our international scholar financial aid packages include yearly travel, textbook and personal spending allowances. Williams offers no merit-based or athletic scholarships.

What does Financial Aid cover?

Dependent upon demonstrated financial need, financial aid at Williams can cover all educational costs, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and personal expenses. Financial aid also pays for one round trip airline ticket for each of the four years a student attends Williams. Financial aid consists primarily of a scholarship/grant, but it generally includes a small loan from Williams and a campus job opportunity. All financial aid is renewable for three years until graduation, dependent upon a student's academic success and continued financial need. Financial aid students may borrow many textbooks from the 1914 Library. In addition, financial aid provides a small monthly stipend to assist with personal expenses and support during regular college vacations. Williams issues term bills (financial aid is credited to the bill) for one-half of these expenses twice a year, before the beginning of each semester. Monthly payment plans may also be arranged. Williams College costs may increase approximately 3.5% annually; financial aid is re-evaluated each year to reflect these increases.


Admission Process:

Each year the Williams Committee on Admission reviews over 6,000 first year applications, including approximately 1000 from international students for an entering class of 530. The admission process is highly selective, with less than 17 percent of an extremely talented applicant group being admitted. To be competitive for admission, applicants must have outstanding academic credentials.
Standards of Achievement for Viable International Candidates
Documented achievement in a challenging pre-college program or secondary school
English language fluency
Superior performance on national and/or international tests or final examinations.
G.C.E. O-Levels: results no lower than 'A' (1/Distinction) or 'B' (2/Credit) on each subject, with mostly 'A' grades on O-Levels.

09-20-2008, 12:45 AM
Carleton College - 5th on USNews LAC ranking

THE JOHN W. NASON SCHOLARSHIPS, established in 2000 by an anonymous donor, bringing students from Singapore to Carleton. The undergraduate scholarship, awarded to students for the four years, is based on financial need.


Scholarships For International Students at Carleton College

There is no separate application process for these scholarship programs:
Starr Scholarship Program
Through a generous grant from the Starr Foundation, Carleton is able to offer scholarship assistance to qualified students from Asia for four years of study at Carleton. The scholarship will provide up to the full comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, fees, room, board, Carleton health insurance, and one round trip ticket.
To apply for a Starr Scholarship, a student should complete an application for admission to Carleton or the Common Application and request consideration for financial aid.
Kellogg Scholarship Program
The Kellogg Scholarship is of long standing at Carleton; it provides assistance to non-U.S. citizens who are not permanent residents toward their expenses at Carleton.
Nason Scholarships

A generous gift from a Carleton alumnus provides for a scholarship for young Singaporeans. This need-based scholarship will provide up to the full comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, fees, room and board, and Carleton health insurance.
Named Scholarship (Starr, Nason, Kellogg, Davis) FAQ

For additional information see Frequently Asked Questions about Named Scholarships.

10-01-2008, 12:52 AM
University of Missouri

renown for their communication programs.

the 2nd The Curator's Grant-in-Aid, don't mean must to ppl seeking real aid.

typical cost for Tuition US$19K, cosidered low compare with other Uni that is renown for Communication (USC, Florida etc).

Global Heritage Scholarship
The Global Heritage scholarship provides a 100% nonresident tuition waiver equal to approximately $7,500 per year. To qualify the student must meet the following minimum qualifications:
The student must have been admitted to MU and the student’s biological or adoptive parent must have graduated from the University of Missouri.
The student may not be a U.S. Citizen, hold a Resident Alien Card, or be a Missouri resident.
The student must have a combined SAT I score on Critical Reading and Math of 1200 or higher, or a composite ACT score of 27 or higher.
Meet the required core grade point average during the last four years of secondary school.*
The student must meet the minimum TOEFL score of their department.
The student must enroll at MU the first semester after high (secondary) school graduation.

*The secondary school core grade point average will be figured by the International Admissions Office using nationally recognized guidelines. The IAO decision will be final.

Renewal requirements
The student must meet immigration requirements for full time undergraduate students each academic year and maintain a 3.25 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

The Curator's Grant-in-Aid
This program is available to for currently enrolled international graduate and undergraduate students once they have attended MU for two full semesters. These are one-time awards that typically offer a $2,000-4,000 fee waiver for one semester.

10-01-2008, 02:24 AM
The Cooper Union
- FREE! no tuition!!! But you need a US mailing address to apply.
- students resposible for Health Insurance and Living Expenses
- 1993 Nobel Prize Physics Alumnus Russell Alan Hulse
- Ranked in USNEWS for their Engineering Program
- Ranked top 10 in The USA Best Architecture Schools 2007 (http://www.archsoc.com/kcas/researchschool4.html)

Engineering programs accredited by ABET and PEB (Singapore)
The Cooper Union

New York, NY

Date of Next General Review: 2006 - 07

Chemical Engineering (BS) [1941]
Civil Engineering (BS) [1936]
Electrical Engineering (BS) [1936]
Mechanical Engineering (BS) [1936]

Architecture program accredited by BOA

Cooper Union Bachelor of Architecture


What are the requirements for international students to apply to The Cooper Union?

Permanent U.S. mailing address
TOEFL (if English isn't your country's native language)
SAT II in Math and Chemistry or Physics (Engineering only)
Student visa (certificate of finances needed for I-20)
High school transcript
How much does it really cost to attend The Cooper Union?
Tuition is listed at $30,000 per year. Every student receives a full tuition scholarship and is not responsible for tuition-related costs.

Cooper Union students are responsible for living and miscellaneous expenses. These include mandatory student fees (totaling $1,450 per year), room and board (about $13,000 per year), books and supplies (about $1,000-1,800 per year), and general living expenses (about $2,300 per year), totaling approximately $18,000 per year. In addition, international students are assessed a $1,600/year filing fee. All students must prove medical insurance coverage or participate in our medical insurance plan for a health services fee of $1,539/year.

How many students apply and how many of those are accepted?
Usually, we have about 2,600 applicants (600 for Architecture, 1,200 for The School of Art, and 800 for Engineering). We admit about 300 students (35 in Architecture, 65 in Art and 200 in Engineering).

10-01-2008, 02:26 AM
Ohio State University
U.S News and World Report 2008
12th overall, 7th among public universities
4th Supply Chain Management and Logistics
4th Production and Operations Management
9th Accounting
10th Finance
12th Quantitative Analysis
13th Real Estate
15th Marketing
17th Management
8th agricultural engineering
14th industrial engineering
12th materials science and engineering
21 mechanical engineering
Public Accounting Report 2006
9th in the nation
2007 -2008
Tuition Fees: US$23K

International Undergraduate Scholarship

The International Undergraduate Scholarship is offered to qualified full-time Columbus campus international freshmen who pay the nonresident tuition surcharge. Admitted international students with ACT composite scores of 26 or above, or combined SAT Critical Reading and Math scores of 1180 or above, and who are considered nonresidents of Ohio, are eligible for this award. If you apply by the application deadline and meet the criteria, you are automatically considered for this award—no additional application is required. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Award: $6,600 ($26,400 four-year value)

This award is renewable for a maximum of 12 quarters of full-time enrollment, provided the recipient maintains a 2.5 or higher GPA and makes satisfactory academic progress, and nonresident classification remains unchanged.


International students who are considered residents of Ohio may be eligible for selected merit scholarships. Please e-mail [email protected] with specific questions.
Transfer students are not eligible for this award.

10-01-2008, 02:28 AM
Olin College (Massachusetts, USA)
- No tuition fee, pay for room and meals only (http://www.olin.edu/admission/costs_fa.asp)
- Majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering (Concentrations
BioEngineering, Computing, Materials Science, Systems)
- Middle 50 percent of SAT scores: 2150-2310 (http://www.olin.edu/student_life/students/2011_statistics.asp)
- Accepts 4 non-US citizens each year, one Singaporean accepted in class of 2011 (http://www.olin.edu/admission/international.asp)

Princeton Review rank
#12 Best Career/Job Placement Services
#15 Professors Make Themselves Accessible

Newsweek "25 New Elite Ivies"

One of the colleges listed here:

10-01-2008, 02:29 AM
Columbia College (South Carolina) - women's liberal arts college


Founders Scholarship

The Founders Scholarship fills the gap between the cost of tuition and the sum of the student's federal, state, and private gift aid; therefore, it is a full tuition equivalent. Any incoming freshman with an SAT math/verbal score of 1300 or more will be awarded the Founders Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable each year if the student meets the continuing eligibility criteria.

These scholarships are not limited in number. Every student who qualifies with the appropriate SAT score will be awarded the amounts listed above, which are just MINIMUM awards. State and federal aid as well as other scholarships may significantly increase one’s award.

Out-of-State Residential

Out-of-State Residential Students may qualify for additional funding with our Residential Scholarship These awards are awarded annually to full-time academically talented freshmen from out-of-state. The scholarship is based on information submitted with the admissions application and is renewable each year if the student meets the continuing eligibility criteria.

Honors program SAT average = 1259 (exclude writing)

10-01-2008, 02:32 AM
Wesleyan University *** Please check website for updated info ***

The Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholarship Program provides expenses for a four-year course of study toward a bachelor’s degree for up to twenty-two exceptionally able Asian students annually from these countries and regions: the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. • Applications must be postmarked by January 1, 2007.

• Students are advised to register now for SAT and TOEFL or IELTS.

• Notification by April 1, 2007.

• Japan notification by March 1, 2007.

Wesleyan is now accepting applications for participation in the Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholarship Program. The chosen applicants will join 2,700 other Wesleyan undergraduates from throughout the United States and nearly 50 countries for study with an outstanding teaching and research faculty in the sciences and mathematics, the arts, the humanities, and the social and behavioral sciences.

This program is made possible by Wesleyan University and the Freeman Foundation, which aims to improve understanding and to strengthen ties between the United States and the countries and regions of the Pacific Rim.

SCHOLARSHIP FINANCIAL AWARDS All Freeman Scholars will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of tuition and student fees (called “tuition scholarship”), regardless of their family's financial situation. (Although costs are not yet established for 2007-2008, in the 2006-2007 school year, tuition and fees totaled $34,844.) Families wishing to apply for financial aid to assist with the costs associated with room, board, travel, books and supplies and the one-time matriculation fee submit a completed international financial aid application by February 15, available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/admission/forms.html. Wesleyan's Financial Aid office will determine the family contribution. The family contribution is comprised of a parent contribution based on the parent(s) income and assets, as well as a student contribution based on student income (currently at least a $550 student income contribution for first year students) and assets. Freeman Scholars demonstrating financial need beyond the tuition scholarship and the family contribution will receive additional funding. This need-based financial aid package will consist of a loan that the Scholar pays back (currently $3,925 for first year students) after graduation and may also include student employment during the academic year (currently $2,300 for first year students). Grant funding, free to the family, will be provided to meet any remaining unmet demonstrated need.

Scholarship applicants who are not requesting financial aid to cover the costs beyond tuition will need to provide documentation that their family has the financial resources to pay those costs by submitting the Certification of Finances form together with their Freeman Scholarship application forms. The form must show that the family can fund approximately $13,000 per academic year. (Again, the cost of attendance is not yet set for the 2007-2008 academic year, but the additional budget for new matriculants in the 2006-2007 academic year is $12,150 not including travel: room $5,808; board $3,732; books and miscellaneous $2,310, one-time matriculation fee $300.)

** Pretty competitive, at most 2 students from each represented country is selected.

10-01-2008, 02:36 AM
Swarthmore College


Q: How much financial aid will I receive?
A: Swarthmore College has a very strong financial aid program -- $27 million to our students this year. During the 2006-2007 academic year our average financial aid award is $30,176. Swarthmore Scholarships range from $200 to $43,500. The amount we offer you will depend on our review of your family's financial situation.


From: Martha Allen <[email protected]>
Cc: Ryan Nicole Keaton <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 2:21:33 PM
Subject: Re: International Students Scholarship (Singaporean)

Since Polytechnic studies are post-secondary school education in Singapore, we cannot ignore those credits. Meaning, not wanting to study engineering does not nullify your time spent at university and you would need to apply as a transfer. As such, you would not be eligible for need-based financial aid.

I hope this clarification helps. Best wishes,
Martha Allen

10-01-2008, 02:37 AM
Johns Hopkins University


Is financial assistance available for international students?

Both need- and merit-based financial assistance is available for international applicants, although both types of assistance are limited. The admissions process for international students is need-aware, meaning the offer of admission is directly linked to the student's ability to meet expenses.

We are unable to admit an international financial aid candidate for whom we are unable to provide aid. If you are dependent on receiving assistance to attend Hopkins, you should not apply under the Early Decision Plan, as merit awards are not made until April 1.

Westgate/Wilson Scholarship

The Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering, a merit-based
scholarship, provides full tuition for four years of undergraduate study
in engineering. Students in any engineering major may be considered
for the scholarship. Up to two scholarships are available for entering
students each year.

To be considered for this award, students must:
1. Apply for freshman admission to the Whiting School of
Engineering at Johns Hopkins University by January 1.
2. Present an outstanding high school record and achievements
in other areas including leadership, success in science fairs,
and evidence of independent research.

The Westgate Scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional
years of undergraduate study based on:
1. Continued enrollment in the Whiting School of Engineering.
2. Maintenance of at least a 3.0 GPA.


Initiated through the insight and generosity of trustee and alumnus
J. Barclay Knapp, the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research
Fellowship Program is a unique program designed for undergraduates
who are excited by the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning
with a faculty mentor in the humanities, social sciences, or natural

The Program’s Main Elements
1. Wilson Research Fellows work closely with faculty mentors on
independent projects.
2. The fellowship provides up to $10,000 to 15 freshmen (up to
$7,500 to five sophomores) in the support of project expenses—
including relevant travel, equipment, and the use of archives or
laboratories. (The fellowship does not count as financial aid.)
3. Students pursue their projects throughout their tenure at Hopkins.
In the spring of their senior year, Wilson Research Fellows share
their results with the Hopkins community.
4. A Wilson Research Fellow may choose to work within one field,
focusing on a single long-term project or exploring several aspects
of that field. Or, he or she may prefer to undertake projects in
totally diverse areas of study.

Eligibility is limited to students applying as undergraduate freshmen
and to current first-year students in the Krieger School of Arts &
Sciences. Selection of Wilson Research Fellows is based on academic
merit and the strength of applicants’ proposals for projects. Students
eligible for this program are those who demonstrate an active interest
in pursuing independent learning.

10-01-2008, 02:40 AM
Purdue University

Thanx to the Purdue Alumni, I get to know about this.
Ran out of scholarship deals.. so this is a good way to help those that are looking forward to cut down on expenses.


2007 USNews Purdue Ranking
6th for Undergrad Engineering
2nd Industrial/manufacturing engineering
4th for Aerospace/aeronautical engineering
3rd for Quantitative Analysis/Methods (Undergrad Biz Specialties)
2nd for Production/Operations Management (Undergrad Biz Specialties)
18th for Biz School
25th for top 50 Public National Uni

I bet many are interested at how much they are paying U.. so this is the thingy..

"For the 2006-07 academic year, Resident Assistant staff will receive remuneration consisting of a room in their assigned residence, a meal plan, $750 annual stipend (amount varies for Staff Residents), and remission of university fees that is equal to the tuition rate for in-state residents. Any additional fee or tuition (including tuition for out of state/international students) will be the individual student’s responsibility. Employment is considered regular part-time employment on the administrative staff of the University. As a Resident Assistant staff member, you are eligible to purchase tickets for athletic and other University events at staff rates.

Remuneration furnished in the form of room and board is nontaxable and need not be reported as income according to the most recent ruling. Cash remuneration beyond room and board is taxable. All salary payments in cash are subject to Federal Income Withholding Tax, Indiana State Gross Income Withholding Tax, and Social Security deduction. If a Resident Assistant staff member holds other University employment, the withholding tax will be computed on the combined taxable income."

Savings (2007)
Instate Tuition fee at least US$7500
Room and food around US$7500
Stipend of US$750
that is a total savings of US$15750! a yr!

10-01-2008, 06:08 AM
The University of Arizona
*** One of the few Uni that charge Out of State Students Instate Tuition for studying during the Holidays ***


U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of "America's Best Colleges" lists UA in the top tier of its "Best National Universities" and 45th among public universities.
UA undergraduate programs that garner special attention in the U.S. News & World Report rankings include:

- Business (Eller College of Management), No. 21
- Accounting, No. 25
- Entrepreneurship, No. 6; No. 4 among public programs
- Management, No. 20
- Management Information Systems, No. 4; No. 2 among public programs
- Marketing, No. 17
U.S. News also cites UA's College of Engineering among the top 50 engineering programs in the nation.
Graduate programs and specializations that U.S. News ranked in the nation's top 25 are:

- Applied math, No. 13
- Analytical chemistry, No. 7
- Atomic/molecular/optical physics, No. 8
- Audiology, No. 8
- Entrepreneurship, No. 13
- Environmental Health, No. 25
- Geology, No. 7
- Geochemistry, No. 16
- Geophysics, No. 12
- Industrial/Manufacturing, No. 23
- Latin American History, No. 11
- Pharmacy, No. 4
- Photography, No. 9
- Rehabilitation Counseling, No. 5
- Social Psychology, No. 5
- Sociology, No. 17
- Speech-language pathology, No. 6


The UA has limited number of academic scholarships available to new undergraduate international students at their first point of entry to the University of Arizona. However, scholarships based on need are not available. To become eligible for consideration, you must meet the following criteria:
Submit an undergraduate admission application (with $75 application fee) to the UA International Student Admissions Office. The undergraduate application for admission also serves as the application for the scholarship. The application must be complete, including financial guarantee verification documentation. You can access the international undergraduate admission application online at http://admissions.arizona.edu/International.html.

If you have further questions or if you do not have access to the internet you can call International Student Admissions: (520) 621-3111 or write:

International Student Undergraduate Admissions
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210040
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States of America

You may also e-mail your request to [email protected]
You must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. High school education program that is recognized by the Ministry of Education in your home country. An applicant's academic record will be evaluated according to the national standards of his or her country and equivalency to the American education system. Scores from aptitude test, for example, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the Academic Collegiate Test (ACT), may also be reviewed in determining an applicant's academic competitiveness. Though not required, these scores may enhance your application.
All students are urged to apply for admission well in advance of the semester they wish to attend. However, the application for admission and all required credentials must reach the university by April 1 for the summer (June and July) and fall (beginning in August) terms; and October 1 for the spring term (beginning in January). If you are selected as a recipient of a scholarship, you will be contacted by the end of the semester prior to your entry to the UA.

* The following information applies to scholarships awarded prior to Fall 2006.* Scholarships awarded in Fall 2006 and after have different terms and conditions.

These scholarships cover tuition fees or tuition and registration fees for up to eight semesters or until the completion of the first undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona. Students who are awarded an International Student Scholarship must fulfill the following requirements each semester in order to continue receiving this scholarship:

Maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.50
Complete 20 community service hours each semester in which an award is received. Students must complete a Community Service Affidavit and submit it to ISPS at the end of each semester. Click here for links to community organizations or visit the Project Volunteer Office on Campus.
Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate units at the University of Arizona for credit each semester.
Scholarship students who do not continue to fulfill these requirements jeopardize continued receipt of their award.

If you have further questions regarding the International Student Scholarship program
e-mail [email protected]

10-08-2008, 04:10 AM
York University, Canada

The Global Leader of Tomorrow Award
- $15,000 renewable for four years (total = $60,000)

- Highest academic average
- Nomination by high school
- Leadership and demonstrated skills
- To renew - must have a high academic standing (7.8 on a 9-point York scale) in each academic year at York

10-08-2008, 04:16 AM
Quebec Universities, Exemptions from differential fees


List of "RANKED" Quebec Universities @ MacCleans
McGill Uni - Ranked 1 in Medical Doctoral 2005 ranking
Uni of Montreal - Ranked 7 in Medical Doctoral 2005 ranking
Concordia - Ranked 8 in Comprehensive 2005 ranking
Bishop’s - Ranked 5 in Primarily undergraduate 2005 ranking

Exemptions from differential fees
In accordance with the regulations prescribed by the Ministere de l`Education, Loisir et Sport du Quebec (MELS) there are eight categories of exemption from international tuition fees; these are outlined below. A complete list of the guidelines and regulations can be read in the "Politique Relative aux Droits de Scolarite Exiges des Etudiants Etrangers par les Universites du Quebec" on the Ministere de l`Education, Loisir et Sport du Quebec (MELS) website.

Students wishing to qualify for one of these categories must complete an International Fee Exemption form which can be obtained from the Admissions, Recruitment and Registrar's Office and provide all the relevant documents required for the category. Questions related to any of the above exemptions may be addressed to the Admissions, Recruitment and Registrar's Office.

For more information on the documents required for each exemption category and application procedures, please refer to the Admission, Recruitment and Registrar's Office website.

1. Citizens of France
2. Citizens of those countries which have signed an agreement with the Ministere de l'Education, Loisir et Sport du Quebec (MELS)
3. Students admitted to Canada under section 7(1)(a) of the Immigration Act — diplomatic, consular and other representatives of foreign countries, the UN, and other international agencies, their dependents and entourage
4. Students whose status as a convention refugee has been accepted by the Canadian Government
5. Students enrolled in an eligible French degree program
6. Students whose spouse or unmarried students whose parent holds a Temporary Work Permit valid for a position in Quebec
Students employed by, or dependents of those employed by a recognized non-Governmental International Organization
7. Students participating in a Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec program

***** NEW POLICY ****
New policy as of fall 2007 (newly admitted students):

Students enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate program AND who are registered in an eligible French course(s) are eligible for an exemption from international tuition for the French course(s) only*.

10-08-2008, 04:43 AM
The University of British Columbia

Cost of attending : CND$22.5K for Biz, CND$23.2K for Engineering, CND$19.4 for Arts

History between NUS and UBC

Staff from the University of British Columbia seconded to the sub-department of Business Administration, Department of Economics.

Business administration introduced as a course in the Department of Economics at the University of Singapore.


International Leaders of Tomorrow Award
These awards assist outstanding international students who do not have the economic means to study at the post-secondary level. The awards range in value from $14,000 to $34,000 (CAD), depending on financial need.

International Student Humanitarian Award
The value of the award is up to $34,000, according to need and depending on the candidate’s program of study. It can be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study provided the recipient achieves satisfactory academic standing and continues to hold a valid study permit.

President's Entrance Scholarship
UBC recognizes high school and post-secondary students for academic excellence through the President's Entrance Scholarships (PES). The awards, which are available in $1,000, $3,000, and $5,000 amounts, are offered to all incoming international students with high academic standing.

10-08-2008, 05:10 AM
Queens University

Tuition fee: Applied Sci = CND$20.4K ; Arts & Sci = CND$16.6K

living expense (8 mth) = CND$6,900- CND$10,330


A limited number of Entrance Scholarships, valued at $9,000 CDN, are offered to international students (including American students) entering the first year of any undergraduate program at Queen's. Awarded on the basis of superior academic ability, these scholarships do not require separate application.

Note: Canadian citizens and permanent residents, regardless of residency are not eligible for these awards.

10-08-2008, 05:35 AM
Mcgill University

grant seem little however the fees is low at CND$14-16K a yr.
living expense Lodging (8 months) CND$6,800-CND$12,000


Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships are awarded to first-time university students entering a full-time undergraduate degree program. Transfer, Mature, Diploma, Exchange, Special, and Visiting students are not eligible for consideration.

Scholarships range in value from $3,000 to $10,000 per annum, both renewable and one-year awards. There are two types of entrance scholarships:
Basic scholarships (one-year awards): for which all eligible applicants are automatically considered and which are awarded competitively solely on the basis of academic achievement.
Major scholarships (renewable): for which a separate application is required soon after submission of the application for admission and which are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and outstanding leadership in school or community activities. Please note that leadership constitutes more than simple participation in extracurricular activities.

Major Scholarships Valued at $3,000 and Above, Renewable

If you meet the minimum academic requirements listed above, and also demonstrate significant leadership qualities, you may apply for a major scholarship on the web after your application for admission has been submitted. You will receive an e-mail acknowledgement of your admission application, which will provide you with your McGill ID number as well as a PIN that you can use to log on to Minerva. On Minerva, you can check the status of your admission application and submit your application for a major scholarship.

On Minerva, select the "Apply for a Major Scholarship" link on the "Applicant" menu. Here is a sample of what you will see:
Preview_Major_Schol_App.doc [.doc]

You will be prompted to provide specific information which may include some or all of the following:
a factual list of the school activities and community/volunteer involvement, including athletic/artistic and other activities in which you have been involved during the last three academic years;
a general essay either on a contemporary or historical figure that influenced or inspired you, or on a memorable event or experience which provided you with a new outlook on life;
a one-page letter of reference for yourself in the third person.

Applications for major scholarships are reviewed by members of selection committees, which then determine the finalists. Finalists for major scholarships may be interviewed.

Students who apply for, but do not receive, a major scholarship will automatically be considered for a basic scholarship.

10-08-2008, 05:41 AM
Aurburn Uni
famous for their architecture.

Tuition fees = US$18.2K


Academic Scholarships are awarded to non-residents in December, based on academic achievement as demonstrated by the high school GPA and standardized test scores. These four-year, renewable scholarships are awarded at three levels: Presidential, Heritage, and Charter. Students must meet the December 1 Freshman Scholarship priority deadline and have the minimum test score and high school GPA requirements to receive consideration at each level. Competition for these scholarships is keen, and consideration does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded.

Award covers ranging from US$3.5K, 2/3 Tuition to Full (Presidential Scholar)!

*Presidential Scholars receive non-resident tuition, a $1,500 technology allowance in the first year, and the Auburn Academic Guarantee. The Auburn Academic Guarantee includes automatic admission to the Honors College and an enrichment experience valued at $4,000 during the third year.

Other awards

Elite Scholarships
The University Scholarship Committee invites a select group of incoming freshmen, usually those with a minimum 34 ACT or 1490 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA as of the December 1 Freshman Scholarship priority deadline, to apply for up to six of Auburn’s most prestigious scholarships. Following application review by the Committee, 12 to 14 finalists are invited to campus in February to interview. Elite Scholars receive an additional $10,000-$32,000 over four years ($2,500-$8,000 per year).

Elite Scholarships include:

Blount Presidential Scholarship
John P. Brandel Mechanical Engineering Scholarship
Dudley University Scholarship
McWane Foundation Scholarship
Yetta G. Samford Class of 1917 Engineering Scholarship
Vulcan Materials Presidential Scholarship

Auburn Spirit Foundation Scholarships

Incoming freshmen who meet the December 1 Freshman Scholarship priority deadline receive automatic consideration. Auburn Spirit Foundation Scholarships are awarded among students with a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score and a 3.0 high school GPA who have not already been recognized by the Office of University Scholarships with a scholarship of equal or greater value. Additional consideration is given to first generation college students. Auburn Spirit Foundation Scholarships are awarded in January at $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).

11-01-2008, 08:08 PM
University of Richmond

Robins School of Business - Ranked in the top 20 nationally overall and fifth nationally in academic quality by BusinessWeek

The University of Richmond admitted 31.6 percent of applicants for the class of 2012. The 755-member class of 2012 has a middle 50 percent range SAT I scores of 1820–2020. In its "America's Best Colleges 2009" issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked Richmond 33rd among national liberal arts colleges. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Richmond ninth among "up and coming" liberal arts colleges, and as the 27th best value among national liberal arts colleges. BusinessWeek ranked the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business as the 20th best undergraduate program in the nation in 2008


Richmond Scholars Program

One out of every 15 incoming first-year students at the University of Richmond will receive a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship.

Through the generous Richmond Scholars program, the University awards these scholarships to 50 members of every incoming class (each consisting of approximately 750 students). Recipients have demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement, exceptional personal qualities and potential for ongoing contributions to society.

All domestic and international first-year admission applicants are eligible for consideration.

Richmond Scholars Program Benefits
Full-tuition scholarship, renewable annually, valued at approximately $140,000 over four years
Eligibility for a one-time $3,000 grant to support a student-selected activity that enhances the academic experience
Priority course registration
Special faculty mentors to guide students and help them fulfill their potential
Complimentary tickets to selected cultural events in the Modlin Center for the Arts

Distinctive Designations within the Richmond Scholars Program

Some students are selected for the following distinctive scholar designations that exist within this program and may afford additional benefits:

Oldham Scholar
Up to seven Richmond Scholars will be designated as Oldham Scholars, and their award will equal the value of full tuition plus room and board. Over four years, the value of the scholarship for a student designated as an Oldham Scholar will exceed $162,000. Since 1983, the generosity of alumnus Mr. W. Dortch Oldham and his wife, Sis, has enabled the University to award such scholarships to those incoming students who exemplify the highest scholarship, personal integrity and potential for leadership.

Science Scholar
Up to 10 Richmond Scholars demonstrating passion and excellence in scientific discovery in the sciences, mathematics and computer science will be designated as Science Scholars. Up to four of these will receive tuition, room and board. The remainder will receive full tuition. All Science Scholars must exhibit a strong potential for the successful pursuit of a career in a science, math or computer science field.

Artist Scholar
Up to six Richmond Scholars with extraordinary talent and who will major or minor in the visual or performing arts are paired with arts faculty mentors to maximize opportunities to develop students’ talents. By December 15 (postmark), in addition to the complete admission application, all interested students must submit:
A two-page, combined artist's statement (an expression of your artistic point of view, inspiration, and motivation) and resume that outlines the student's artistic endeavors as well as experience and training in the given discipline

Additionally, depending upon area of interest, students must submit one of the following by December 15 (postmark):
An audio audition tape or CD for musicians, or a video audition tape or DVD for actors and dancers. Tapes for both disciplines should contain two contrasting solo pieces, approximately two minutes in length
For composers, an audio audition tape or CD containing two to five personal compositions
For theatre designers, a portfolio containing up to 12 photographs of theatrical design work (preferably in an electronic format) that includes at least one photo of a realized design or portion thereof
For studio artists, a portfolio containing up to12 slides, or CD with 12 JPEG images, or a DVD (all-region, NTSC) or VHS videotape (NTSC) under 10 minutes

For further details about the required Artist Scholar submissions, please contact the appropriate academic department (Art and Art History, Music, Theatre and Dance).

Boatwright Scholar
Up to 30 Richmond Scholars will be designated as Boatwright Scholars and receive full tuition. This award is open to students interested in any field of study and is based on a combination of academic achievement and personal qualities.

Minnie Roth Weinstein Memorial Scholar

One Richmond Scholar from Virginia is designated as the Minnie Roth Weinstein Memorial Scholar.

Additional materials are not required for consideration in the competition prior to Dec. 15 for any of the above designations other than that of Artist Scholar.

12-13-2008, 11:58 PM
Brandeis University
Brandeis University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. It is located in the southwestern corner of Waltham, nine miles (14 km) west of Boston. The University has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 undergraduate and 2,100 graduate students. It was ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as the number 31 national university in the United States.


The Wien International Scholarship Program provides full and partial scholarships to high achieving international applicants. Full Wien Scholarships combine scholarship, university employment and loan to cover the full cost of attendance at Brandeis. Partial Wien Scholarships also combine scholarship, university employment and loan to meet the demonstrated financial need of a student. Wien Scholars who work outside of the United States after graduation will have their Wien loans forgiven over the course of five years.

04-18-2009, 08:12 PM
University of Oregon.


$800,000 Swenson Scholarship for Singaporean students

It's one man's way of paying back to society.

Mr Richard Seow, Chairman of Parkway Holdings has decided to invest a substantial sum of his own money toward an $830,000 scholarship fund to facilitate the undergraduate studies of Singaporean students at the University of Oregon.

Mr Seow himself, a graduate of the university, set up the scholarship in memory of his host family, the late Mr Charles and Jackie Swenson, who have hosted Singaporean students for over 20 years.

It's his way of saying 'thank you" to them.

"This scholarship really has no bonds, if anything really only a moral bond when the students do well. They should have the opportunity to also try and give back to the people but it stems from the great experience I had, the people I had there, the great education I had and so it's a great and timely opportunity to recognise the Swenson's who were my host family."

Mr Seow hopes to top up the scholarship to almost a million dollars in the near future.

President of the University of Oregon, Mr David Mayer says this is the first kind of scholarship offered at the University specifically for Singaporeans.

"We obviously hope that the existence of this scholarship will raise the visibility of the University of Oregon and it's desirability by excellent students from Singapore."

Depending on the calibre of applicants, the scholarship could cover all of the tuition fees, lodging and other expenses.

The Swenson scholarship will be awarded in September 2010.

The university has about a thousand Singaporean alumni.

USNEWS 2007 (Phd)
- 3 Special Education
- 15 Education
- 20 Clinical Psychology
- 47 Psychology
- 56 Chemistry
- 60 Computer Sci
- 38 Earth Sci (Geology)
- 56 Math
- 55 Physics
- 55 Sociology
- 59 History
- 61 English
- 56 Biology


Freshmen requirements

Applicants who have completed their A-levels must have passed 2 A-level subjects and 5 O-level subjects. Applicants who have completed only O-levels must have passed English, Math, and 3 addtional subjects as well as have an average of 4 on the 8 point scale. Applicants who are not taking O-levels or A-levels must have a high school diploma and a minimum of C on an A-E grading scale, or 3.00 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 GPA grading scale. If your high school uses a different grading scale, please contact [email protected]

If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may still be considered for admission. Please explain your situation in the Special Circumstances section of the application or contact [email protected] for more information.

06-28-2009, 09:50 PM
BYU - Brigham Young University
- regular rates are already low at US$8k+ per yr (rates do not differ btw instate or internation)
- living expenses ~us$9k

Tuition and general fees for all academic programs are established annually by Brigham Young University's Board of Trustees. BYU is owned and operated by the Church, and significant portions of university operating costs are paid with the tithes of Church members. In recognition of this support, Church members are assessed lower tuition fees than those who are not members. This practice is similar in principle to that of state universities charging higher tuition to nonresidents. Students are considered members of the Church if they have been baptized at any time during the semester or term.


n 2007, the U.S. News & World Report ranked BYU as #113 in the country overall. The Princeton Review has ranked BYU the best value for college in 2007, and its library is consistently ranked in the nation's top ten--#1 in 2004 and #4 in 2007. BYU is also ranked #19 in the U.S. News and World Report's "Great Schools, Great Prices" lineup, and #12 in lowest student-incurred debt. Due in part to the school's emphasis on undergraduate research, BYU is ranked #10 nationally for the number of students who go on to earn PhDs, #1 nationally for students who go on to dental school, #6 nationally for students who go on to law school, and #10 nationally for students who go on to medical school. BYU is designated as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The Marriott School of Management has received recognition in several areas, most notably its accounting and business programs. The Marriott School was ranked the number one regional business school according to a 2007 survey by The Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive. BusinessWeek ranked the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program #5 in the nation for 2009. Financial Times rated it first in the nation in that year. For its ethics emphasis, a 2006 Wall Street Journal article ranked BYU second in the nation.In 2007, the school's accounting department obtained the "Best in Accountancy" title, according to the Financial Times global ranking of business schools. This department has also been highly ranked by the Public Accounting Report for several years. This report ranked the undergraduate program third in the nation for the 2007-2008 school year and the master's program first in the nation for the same year. U.S. News and World Report ranked BYU's accounting program third in the nation in their 2008 publication.

06-28-2009, 11:02 PM
you can add Rochester Institute of Technology in as well. =) , Great number of scholarships and financial aid

06-28-2009, 11:52 PM
BYU - Brigham Young University
- regular rates are already low at US$8k+ per yr (rates do not differ btw instate or internation)
- living expenses ~us$9k

Princeton Review College Rankings for BYU:
#1 Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution (=right-wing)
#1 Got Milk? (=no/little beer on campus)
#1 Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch (=no/little hard liquor on campus)
#1 Stone-Cold Sober Schools (=no/little alcohol/drugs/Greek system, high hours of study)
#1 Most Religious Students
#3 Don't Inhale (no/little marijuana)
#8 Most Conservative Students
#10 Alternative Lifestyles Not an Alternative (high discrimination against homosexuals)

06-29-2009, 12:17 AM
Princeton Review College Rankings for BYU:
#1 Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution (=right-wing)
#1 Got Milk? (=no/little beer on campus)
#1 Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch (=no/little hard liquor on campus)
#1 Stone-Cold Sober Schools (=no/little alcohol/drugs/Greek system, high hours of study)
#1 Most Religious Students
#3 Don't Inhale (no/little marijuana)
#8 Most Conservative Students
#10 Alternative Lifestyles Not an Alternative (high discrimination against homosexuals)

many parents choose OZ uni over US/UK because they don't trust their kids... drink, party, drugs, sex
with proximity can spot check.
seem like BYU score plenty of points with helicopter parents!

06-29-2009, 11:03 AM
Hey patryn33 , do you have any idea how many years of work experience one must have before applying for a Masters in the US?

06-29-2009, 11:39 AM
aside from MBAs, it is quite common for people to apply for masters without work experience. many singaporeans on government scholarships do their masters directly after their undergrad so as to fit it nicely into their 4 years sponsorship terms.

even for MBAs, many schools are gradually loosening the requirements and some are accepting fresh college grads too.

06-29-2009, 01:51 PM
Alright thanks cleaner ! i can start my planning in advance

06-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Alright thanks cleaner ! i can start my planning in advance

start planning after the first or second year lar.
many, students change their minds about grad school mid-way through college.
you'll also have a better understanding of your field and of academic research then.

06-29-2009, 04:22 PM
Well, I've already given some thought to it sometime back, just wanted to know whether its possible to do one without work experience. At least, it allows me to prioritize my goals =)

06-29-2009, 08:49 PM
Hey patryn33 , do you have any idea how many years of work experience one must have before applying for a Masters in the US?

Today Econ, top MBA from Harvard etc get ppl that apply without experience.
They also do accept exceptional applicants, read they often take 1 or 2 students at most.
These ppl very high profile, are the minority in the Uni Finance program managing 6 figure funds or some kind of Entrepreneur in a biz that caught their eye etc.

depending on major, some don't even award terminal masters!!! only when U drop out by failing qualifying exams do U get a masters.

for scholars they do take adv of the 4yr duration. I think they can extend for 1 semester if I am not wrong.

those not on scholarship Smart Local bend the system, apply for Phd to get aid from the Uni. since the attrition rates are high, upon finding jobs they just gracefully drop out! Thanking the Uni for the tuition and $$ they are granted!

06-28-2010, 08:39 PM
patryn33, thanks for your list here and in the overseas section.

I looked at some of the universities here:

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is no longer offering full tuition scholarships to every incoming student.


"There has been an important change in our scholarship policy. Olin was founded on the premise that financial considerations should not stand in the way of an excellent engineering education. That has not changed. Olin is committed to providing a merit scholarship to every student we accept. However, due to the ongoing economic downturn, Olin must reduce its full-tuition scholarship by 50 percent beginning in the 2010-11 academic year."

06-30-2010, 10:45 AM
yes I have notice. didn't have time to update the all the post on deals.
do update the thread when possible

02-17-2011, 02:10 AM
patryn33, may God bless. the world needs more people like you. I'm relatively new here on this forum, but I've read all your wonderful information. Thanks for sharing.

04-10-2011, 10:27 AM
BYU - Brigham Young University
- regular rates are already low at US$8k+ per yr (rates do not differ btw instate or internation)
- living expenses ~us$9k

There's a LDS member who chose to go BYU instead of a MAS scholarship to Cornell/Georgetown: http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewwoo

04-10-2011, 10:28 AM
Richard K M Eu/You Poh Seng Scholarship - BOND FREE for overseas studies

11-06-2011, 07:40 PM
BYU - Brigham Young University
- regular rates are already low at US$8k+ per yr (rates do not differ btw instate or internation)
- living expenses ~us$9k



http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/business-accounting (ranked 3rd for accounting)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704554104575435563989873060.html?m od=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop (ranked 1st for accounting)