International Students

Fellows, regardless of citizenship, are eligible for financial aid. Due to the rigorous nature of our curriculum, you should not rely on part-time work to defray the cost of the program.

Stanford GSB Need-Based Fellowships

Fellowships are gifts from our community, and they do not have to be repaid. Stanford GSB fellowships are awarded based solely on your demonstrated financial need.

Loans for International Students

The Financial Aid Office will determine which loans to offer you based on your citizenship status and the information provided in your financial aid application. Your total financial aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance. You can borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any financial aid or other resources (i.e., parents, relatives, friends and/or employers, and other external resources). Loans through Stanford GSB must be used for educational purposes only.

International students are strongly encouraged to look for loan options in their home country because they may be able to secure better interest rates. The Financial Aid Office will certify any educational private loan a student chooses; however, we recommend that you review the terms of these private loans, or any other private loan, before making your decision.

Stanford GSB works with several lenders to provide loan options for international students. The school does not benefit in any way, financial or other, from these arrangements.

External Scholarships

We encourage you to research sources outside Stanford GSB to help reduce your debt load. 

For list of external scholarships, we suggest you review the list below: