How to Study Abroad Without Monetary Help from your Parents?

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How to Study Abroad Without Taking Monetary Help from your Parents?

How to Study Abroad Without Taking Monetary Help from your Parents?

3 February 2023
How to Study Abroad Without Taking Monetary Help from your Parents?
3 February 2023

Studying abroad can be an amazing experience and a huge milestone. Not only does it give you a chance to travel and meet new people, but it also gives you the opportunity to learn about different cultures and experiences. But have you ever thought about how to study abroad without any monetary help from your parents?

If you’re not careful with your finances, studying abroad can also become a burden on your parents’ budget. Sometimes, even when you have a plan, the tuition fees, and accommodation funds can bring on a financial strain. Luckily there are ways around this!

How to plan your academic life outside India?

One cannot ignore the fact that studying abroad does take a financial toll on your family. So before anything else, consider some things before you finalize anything. As enlightening as you want the journey to be, it should not get tough for your parents. 

  • Destination

Never compromise with your dreams, but if your goal aligns with a certain cost-effective destination— then why not? Economical countries like Canada or Germany are known for top-notch education at affordable tuition and cost of living. You get a world full of experiences at affordable costs. 

  • Financial aids

This culture is often seen in the USA where even the top-grade colleges and universities encourage ‘need-blind admissions’.

What it means is that they practice admission processes that welcome students with great academic records. So if you have been a meticulous student with a terrific record, even your financial strains will not stop you from getting admitted to prestigious American institutions.

The best part about such admission processes is that your merit will be the sole criterion of your admission. 

  • Apply early 

Time is money— this makes perfect sense in this case. In a bid to get the best “deal,” you might lose out on great opportunities. So try not to wait for colleges to roll out certain scholarships and aids to an extent that you miss opportunities meant for you.

Apply early with all the required documents and as soon as you see a good chance. The longer you wait, the lesser the chances of receiving acceptance letters. 

Now let’s look at some tips to successfully study abroad without taking monetary help from family. 

1. Scholarship

The scholarship is a type of financial aid. It’s awarded based on merit or need, and it can be used to pay tuition. Some scholarships are full grants, while others require students to work part-time to pay their way through school.

Scholarships may be available through the school itself or an outside organization like the Department of Education, but they’re not always guaranteed.

If you don’t have any scholarships lined up before leaving home for college—and if your parents aren’t willing to help out with tuition costs—you may want to consider applying for personal loans instead.

2. Education Loan

You can take a student loan or an education loan from the government and other agencies. You can also get a personal loan from a bank if you want to study in an expensive country.

The good thing about taking these types of loans is that they are flexible and easy to pay back, so you don’t have to worry about them taking out your money at all!

  • Firstly, you do not require to submit a collateral or asset. On the other hand, money-lending agencies might demand them. 
  • Not that scholarships are not resourceful, they only cover tuition fees. Personal loans help with every expense you undertake while you study abroad while you save on taxes as well. 

3. Freelancing

Freelancing is a great way to earn money. If you want to study abroad but don’t have the funds, freelancing may be an option for you.

There are several sites where people can find freelance jobs and make money by providing their services online: Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer are just three examples that come up frequently in my searches.

You can also check out your area for opportunities at local companies that need help with projects or services. Part-time jobs are anyway encouraged for international students.

Still, apart from that freelancing help, you earn more which can help you with earning extra money to help you pay off your loans. 

4. Learn a new language for a paid internship/job

If you want to learn a new language and get a paid internship/job, there are many opportunities available. You can do this while you are still in school, college, or grad school.

  • Learn a language: If you don’t already know how to speak another language well enough for it not to be too much trouble when you travel abroad (like French), then take some classes at your local community college or university so that way when the time comes when traveling abroad will come in handy if needed!
  • Get an internship: There are many different types of internships available depending on what kind of industry works best with your skill set, but most require some sort of work experience before getting hired full-time afterward—so if possible try applying for something like this first before deciding whether or not it’s worth pursuing after graduation day has passed by (which could happen sooner than later).

5. Tuition-Free Universities

First on the list are German Universities. You can save so many expenses when there are no tuition fees. If not Germany, you can do your research and look for opportunities that expel tuition fees. There are many institutions in the world that demand significantly fewer fees for world-class education. 

6. Fundraising

Don’t shy away from crowdfunding. When the intention is education and progress, you should not let anything come in the way. Whether you wish to host an event or trust online sources- the choice is yours. This would require some research, inspiration, and dedication but it is a great way to fund your education. 


If you are wondering how to study abroad without taking money from your parents, there are many ways to do it. You can do it on your own, or with or without a degree. You can also do it with or without a scholarship, as well as with or without loans.

It is also important for you to choose the right school that suits your needs and interests. You need to find out which resources will be most useful in supporting your studies abroad, because some of them may not be available at all times.

For such purposes, our experts at Landmark Immigration can help you get admitted to the best university at cost-effective destinations.

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