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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - [MIT], CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS - SCHOLARSHIP

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MIT Scholarships for International Students

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
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The cost of attendance to pursue any program at the Massachusetts Institute of technology is approximately 73,160 USD. With financial aid programs like MIT scholarships, fellowships, and grants, this overwhelming cost is reduced by almost 60% for international students.

At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, student support varies as per the level of study. While undergraduate students are offered MIT scholarships via a centralized system, postgraduate students are considered for assistantships and fellowships through their respective departments. On top of university aid, students received external sponsors and employment opportunities to cover their educational expenses.

In 2019, MIT awarded student support worth 625.626 USD (5% increase than 2018 funding), which fulfilled the financial aid requirements of 89% incoming students. The details of 2019 MIT financial aid is tabulated below:

Type of supportUniversity Sources (in USD)External Sponsors* (in USD)Total Student support (in USD)
UG Tuition Support128,36518,956147,321
PG Tuition Support237,58963,437301,026
Fellowship Stipend28,50916,47044,979
Student Employment48,97883,322132,300
Total443,441182,185625,626

*does not include scholarships offered by Non-USA based organizations.

As demonstrated, the university is committed to offering unwavering support through MIT scholarships and fellowships, especially to international students on an F-1 US student visa. Therefore, students are encouraged to explore the Massachusetts Institute of Technology scholarships during the pre-admission process itself.

MIT Scholarships for Undergraduate Programs

As mentioned earlier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology UG programs, students are offered need-based financial aid. The university considers the following factors to calculate the aid for MIT scholarships:

  • Number of people in the family
  • Number of children currently attending college as an UG
  • Permanent residence
  • Total parent income from all sources, whether taxed or untaxed
  • Taxes paid
  • Unreimbursed medical expenses
  • Private school tuition for younger siblings
  • Total assets

How to Apply for Undergraduate MIT scholarships

Applying for undergraduate financial aid at MIT, USA is a uniform for both domestic and international students. The applicants need to complete the following steps to apply for the aid:

  • CSS Profile: It is a Collegeboard tool used to determine an applicant’s eligibility for the MIT scholarship program. To complete their 2020/21 profile applicants need to provide following documents:
    • Parent’s 2019 income tax statements
    • Bank statements
    • Records of investments
    • Records of untaxed income

In addition to the submission of documents, applicants must answer the supplementary questions. The CSS profile code for MIT is 3514.

  • Parental Tax Return or Income Documentation: Once applicants have submitted their CSS profile, they need to provide their parents tax return statements to Collegeboard's secure IDOC (Institutional Documentation Service) for processing.

Talking about when to submit the applications, deadline for undergraduate MIT scholarships are:

  • Early Action: November 30
  • Regular Action: February 15
  • Continuing Students: April 15

MIT scholarships for Postgraduate Students

The scholarships and other financial aid options for postgraduate programs at MIT are majorly decentralized and managed directly by individual graduate departments. While a few programs offer partial tuition fee waiver MIT scholarships, graduate students are majorly assisted via fellowships.

At MIT a graduate fellowship provides partial or full tuition fees to international students along with a stipend to cover living expenses. The fellowship amount may be upto 4000 USD.

For a few graduate programs, MIT also awards need-based scholarship programs. However, the aid amount depends upon the applicant's requirement and chosen degree program.

External Scholarships for International Students

While domestic students are entitled to federal grants and scholarships, such is not possible for international students. If they are unable to secure MIT scholarships and grants, then students will have to depend on scholarships available in their own countries.

These scholarships, funded by trusts, corporate firms, and the government, allow students to pursue higher education in the USA. Such scholarships are essentially significant for postgraduate-level students, as MIT scholarships are limited for masters and doctoral programs.

To study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Indian students can apply for the following external scholarships:

Scholarship NameScholarship BenefitsScholarship Eligibility
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s FellowshipsTuition fees; partial living expenses; Healthcare expensesMinimum 55% in bachelor’s program;
At least 3+ years of work experience; Community service experience
JN Tata Endowment for Higher Education of IndiansLoan scholarship INR 1,00,000 and INR 10,00,000; Additional gift worth INR 75,000 (case dependent)Over 60% in bachelor degree; Below 45 years of age; Enrolling in 2-year master’s program
Debesh-Kamal Scholarship for Higher StudiesINR 1,00,000 for tuition feesBelow 30 years of age; Preferably beginning degree in social science or related program
Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation ScholarshipsInterest-free loanOver 60% in UG program; Below 30 years of age
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation ScholarshipsUp to USD 100,000Minimum 70% in bachelors program; Below 30 years of age
KC Mahindra Education Trust ScholarshipInterest free loan INR 4,00,000- INR 8,00,000At least 65% in UG program

With a combination of MIT scholarships and fellowships and external scholarships, international students can pursue their chosen degree program at an affordable range.

Scholarships Offered


Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship For Graduate Study in HR


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 2

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Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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AAUW International Fellowships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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BeArt Presets-Academic Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Microsoft Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Next Genius Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 100

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Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: No
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Debesh Kamal Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,385
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Aga khan Foundation Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Young Professionals Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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1st Formations Business Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $800
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 10

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Young Women in Public Affairs Award


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 10

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Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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The Kay-Grant Group Scholarship 2020


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Josephine de Karman Fellowship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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FormSwift Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Company-Sponsored
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 150

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TEC Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Forte Fellowship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $24,623
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 3

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Go Clean Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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QS scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 6

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Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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SWE Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $150
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 3000

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Paul Foundation scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,174
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Diploma
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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VueVille Future Technology Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 10

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Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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WU Foundation Global Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Richard A. Freund International Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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BrokerFish International student scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 10

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QS Connect Master’s Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Claes Isacson Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Type: Need-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Comindware Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Apprenticeship
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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QS Leadership Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $8,365
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Bhajan Lal Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Education for Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $21,000
  • Type: Need-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 8

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KC Mahindra Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $5,542
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Innovation in Education Scholarship - La Tutors 123


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $500
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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National Overseas Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Need-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 100

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JN Tata Endowment Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Novus Biological Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Associate
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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RD Sethna Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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