Business scholarships for international students

Business scholarships for international students

If you want to be a business student or already are one, if you want to start your own business, or if you want to study any FAME (finance, accounting, management, or economics) major, you are likely to qualify for at least one of the scholarships below…

Please note that this page is updated yearly, and because the sponsors or institutions that open these scholarships may often change the period in which they accept applications, we may not keep up with these updates due to the volume of scholarships we publish here. Therefore, this page is basically intended to show you the endless opportunities you have to get a scholarship to study anywhere in the world. Simply click on the link to the scholarship you want to check the deadline for on the official website. Or click here to access our list of current scholarships. 

To study in multiple locations:

To study in Asia-Pacific:


New Zealand

  • International Business Masters Scholarships – Merit-based scholarships for international students studying a business-related master’s degree (accounting, marketing, management, etc.) at the University of Auckland’s business school in New Zealand. The dean of the school also offers a dedicated scholarship for Asian students, detailed here.

To study in Europe:



  • Barcelona GSE Tuition Waivers and Scholarships – Merit-based scholarships and tuition waivers for international students at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in Spain. Eligible programs include the nine-month master’s degree in economics, finance, and data science.


To study in North America:



  • ACFE Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program – Scholarships for international students to study in the US for a degree related to the study of fraud. Accepted subjects include business administration, accounting, finance, and criminal justice.
  • Buick Achievers Scholarship Program – Undergraduate scholarships for business majors and STEM students in the US. US residents only.
  • Catching the Dream Scholarships – Business scholarships for Native American students wishing to study at an accredited university in the US.
  • College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship @ Iowa State University – Scholarships for business majors to fund their studies at Iowa State University in the US. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • FWSF Scholarships – US scholarships for female students studying finance in the San Francisco Bay Area at the undergraduate level.
  • GE/LNESC Scholarship – Scholarships for minority students to study in the US at the undergraduate level in a business or engineering program. Funded by GE.
  • Mark Beaumont Scholarship Fund – US scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in interactive entertainment (e.g. video game development). Possible subjects of study include business, leadership, law, marketing, and public relations.
  • Recognizing Exceptional Student Leaders – Scholarships for business majors with leadership skills in the US to gain partial funding for their studies. Computer science and mathematics majors are also eligible.

Entrepreneurship scholarships

  • Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme – Entrepreneurship scholarships for students currently enrolled in a US or UK higher education institution, who show academic excellence/entrepreneurial potential.
  • Xero Entrepreneur Scholarship – A scholarship for a UK resident enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or postgraduate student in the country, who shows academic excellence and entrepreneurial spirit.

In the US:

Students with entrepreneurial experience and interests can also apply to the QS Leadership Scholarship, worth US$10,000 towards the costs of a postgraduate program, and exclusive to attendees of the QS World Grad School Tour. See the full list of QS Scholarships here.





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