In North America, studying medicine is normally incredibly expensive. American students who want to study medicine in a foreign country may be eligible for international medical school scholarships. Many scholarships are available for international (or overseas) students through individual universities abroad. Scholarships---often called grants---are available for undergraduate and post-graduate studies.

International American University, St Lucia

Who wouldn't want to study in picturesque St Lucia? Many potential medical students don't realize how many reputable medical schools are available in the Caribbean. The International American University happens to offer scholarships to foreign students. Grants are renewable as long as recipients maintain passing grades. As of 2010, scholarships cover 75% of the $5400 tuition for the first four terms. Scholarships are competitive and based on academic merit.

The Office of Admissions

5999 Summerside Dr, Suite 220

Dallas, TX 75252


St Lucia Campus

IAU College of Medicine

Vieux Fort

Saint Lucia

West Indies


Mexican Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) seeks to actively promote foreign relations through providing international scholarships to Mexican universities and medical schools. Grants are for students already possessing a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. degree. The SRE scholarships give funding for one to 12 months postgraduate research, three years for Ph.D studies, one year for specialization studies, two years for M.A. studies and up to three years for medical specialties and sub-specialties. And don't forget: proof of Spanish proficiency is a pre-requisite.

Mexican Foreign Ministry


The Marshall Scholarships for British Medical Schools

Forty scholarships are granted each year for American students who wish to study in Britain. The Marshall Scholarships allow U.S. students to study in Britain for up to two years. This international scholarship covers all tuition, living expenses, books and travel. Students must hold a GPA of 3.7 or greater and must apply before October of the year preceding study. In cases of exceptional academic achievement, scholarships can be extended to three years.

Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission

Woburn House

20-24 Tavistock Square

London, WC1H 9HF