How to Get Your Master’s Paid For as an International Student in the US

Money can be quite a stressful thing, but there are ways to learn how to get your master's paid for in the U.S.
Money can be quite a stressful thing, but there are ways to learn how to get your master’s paid for in the U.S.

The average graduate is stuck with over $50k in student debts. Which is why it’s worth looking into how to get your master’s paid for. Obtaining your master’s without drowning in debt will open you up to invest in other opportunities, like a home or business.

Here we will look into some essential ways to get your master’s paid for, or at least partially taken care of. Read on to start saving money today.

How to Get Your Master’s Paid for as a Teaching Assistant

Often a university program will offer payment towards your master’s in exchange for working in the University if you have a skill set that can be used as a research or teaching assistant.

It’s important to keep in mind that these positions can be on the demanding side, so you’ll want to make sure you can juggle both your studies and your position for it to truly pay off. However, if you are able to be a research or teaching assistant in your areas of studies, it may be worth your while.

Find the Right Scholarship

You would be surprised how many scholarships are out there and how many you may already be eligible for. Ethnicity, your parent’s education, and current household income all play a role in your overall scholarship eligibility.

There are additional scholarship opportunities including those based upon your grades, athleticism, and even for achievements like pageants and essays. The more scholarships you apply to, the greater your odds are of snagging one.

See if Your Job Will Cover It

If you’ve lined up a solid job in your field of choice, you may find that your employers are willing to cover the cost of your master’s. That’s because, in the end, it’s in their best interest to have more qualified employees working for them.

This may mean signing a contract in which you agree to work for a defined period of time for the company after achieving your master’s.

Go International

Some universities are willing to pay for international studies as it encourages a diverse atmosphere for their students. It also encourages their students to pick up English from native English speakers. If you are willing to study abroad and can find a program that is within your field of study, it might be time to start packing!

Studying abroad also opens you up to new and diverse cultures while giving you the opportunity to network on a global scale. Bonus points if you get to brush up on a new language as well.

Getting the Most Out of Your Educational Experience

Knowing how to get your master’s paid for will help relieve one of the most stressful aspects of your educational career. This will free you up to focus on your goals and enjoy the experience.

One way to get the most out of your educational experience is to get in plenty of travel while practicing your language skills. We suggest checking out our various packages to better prepare yourself for your journey.


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