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Most Americans who swore they’d move abroad if Donald Trump was elected president probably won’t follow through with that threat.

But college-bound students who are still reeling from the outcome of the November election can take out federal student loans to earn a degree from one of 400 eligible universities in 38 countries outside the U.S.

That’s right, Uncle Sam will lend you money to earn your college degree in neighboring countries like Canada and Mexico, or overseas destinations like England, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Japan, Israel, and Russia.

International schools don’t participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s grant programs, so federal Pell Grants aren’t an option. But the schools below are eligible to accept Americans who are taking out federal student loans to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees.

The rules, loan limits and application process work pretty much the way they do for students attending eligible U.S. schools. The annual limit for direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans can be as little as $5,500 to as much as $20,500, depending on factors such as whether you’re a dependent of your parents or enrolled in graduate school. Students and their parents can also take out PLUS loans to attend the schools below.

Once you’re approved, your loan funds are electronically transmitted from the U.S. Treasury to the international school’s designated bank. After the school takes out tuition, fees, and other expenses you owe, any money left over goes to you.

The U.S. Department of Education offers the following tips to Americans considering getting their degree abroad:

  • Check the website of schools you’re interested to verify the program you’re interested in is available, what the school will cost, its enrollment policies, and what resources it offers international students.
  • Make a checklist to track hoops you may need to jump through: You may need to obtain a passport and visa, fill out housing forms, and register with the police in the country you’ll be moving to.
  • Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. The FAFSA is now available on Oct. 1 for attendance that begins after July 1 of the following year. When you fill out the FAFSA, list the Federal School Code of the school you plan to attend.
  • Make sure the school you plan to attend has your FAFSA information — international schools can access your FAFSA information electronically.
  • Find out who will be processing your financial aid at the school you plan to attend, and make sure you have their email address so you can contact them if you have questions.

The list of international schools eligible to receive federal student loan funds is current as of November, 2016. The list is updated quarterly by the Department of Education and can be downloaded from the Office of Federal Student Aid website.

  • American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua
  • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina
  • Australian National University, Australia
  • Bond University, Australia
  • Flinders University, Australia
  • Griffith University, Australia
  • James Cook University, Australia
  • La Trobe University, Australia
  • Macquarie University, Australia
  • Monash University, Australia
  • Murdoch University, Australia
  • RMIT University, Australia
  • Southern Cross University, Australia
  • University of Adelaide (The), Australia
  • University of Canberra, Australia
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • University of New South Wales (The), Australia
  • University of Queensland (The), Australia
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • University of Western Australia (The), Australia
  • University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Internationales Theologisches Institut, Austria
  • Acadia University, Canada
  • Alberta College of Art & Design, Canada
  • Ambrose University College, Canada
  • Atlantic School of Theology, Canada
  • Bishop’s University, Canada
  • Brandon University, Canada
  • Briercrest College and Seminary, Canada
  • Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Canada
  • Canadian Mennonite University, Canada
  • Canadian University College, Canada
  • Cape Breton University, Canada
  • Carleton University, Canada
  • Columbia Bible College, Canada
  • Concordia University, Canada
  • Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada
  • Crandall University, Canada
  • Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Canada
  • Emmanuel Bible College, Canada
  • Holland College, Canada
  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
  • Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research, Canada
  • King’s University College (The), Canada
  • Kingswood University, Canada
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
  • Lakehead University, Canada
  • McGill University, Canada
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Mount Allison University, Canada
  • Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
  • Niagara College, Canada
  • Pacific Life Bible College, Canada
  • Prairie Bible Institute, Canada
  • Providence University College and Theological Seminary, Canada
  • Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada
  • Quest University Canada, Canada
  • Redeemer University College, Canada
  • Regent College, Canada
  • Ryerson University, Canada
  • Saint Mary’s University, Canada
  • Saint Paul University, Canada
  • Salvation Army William and Catherine Booth University College (The), Canada
  • Sheridan College , Canada
  • Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • St Thomas University, Canada
  • St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • St. Stephen’s University, Canada
  • Trinity Western University, Canada
  • Tyndale University College & Seminary, Canada
  • Universite de Montreal, Canada
  • Universite Laval, Canada
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • University of Calgary, Canada
  • University of Guelph, Canada
  • University of King’s College, Canada
  • University of Manitoba, Canada
  • University of New Brunswick (The), Canada
  • University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
  • University of Ottawa, Canada
  • University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • University of Victoria, Canada
  • University of Western Ontario (The), Canada
  • University of Windsor, Canada
  • University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Vancouver School of Theology, Canada
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • York University, Canada
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (The), China
  • Universidad De Iberoamerica, Costa Rica
  • Masarykova Univerzita, Czech Republic
  • Univerzita Karlova v Praze, First Faculty of Medicine (The), Czech Republic
  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ross University, School of Medicine, Dominica
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra Dominican Republic
  • Universidad Católica Nordestana, Dominican Republic
  • Universidad Central del Este, Dominican Republic
  • Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Dominican Republic
  • American University In Cairo (The), Egypt
  • Anglia Ruskin University, England
  • Anglo European College of Chiropractic, England
  • Arts University College at Bournemouth (The), England
  • Aston University, England
  • Bath Spa University, England
  • Birmingham City University, England
  • Bournemouth University, England
  • Brunel University London, England
  • City University, England
  • Cranfield University, England
  • De Montfort University, England
  • Falmouth University, England
  • Goldsmiths College – University of London, England
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama, England
  • Heythrop College, University of London, England
  • Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, England
  • Kingston University, England
  • Leeds Beckett University, England
  • Liverpool Hope University, England
  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (The), England
  • Liverpool John Moores University, England
  • London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, England
  • London Contemporary Dance School, England
  • London International Film School, England
  • London Metropolitan University, England
  • London School of Theology, England
  • London South Bank University, England
  • Loughborough University, England
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, England
  • Middlesex University, England
  • National Film & Television School, England
  • Nazarene Theological College, England
  • Newcastle College, England
  • Norwich University of the Arts, England
  • Nottingham Trent University, England
  • Oxford Brookes University, England
  • Regent’s University London, England
  • Richmond, The American International University in London, England
  • Roehampton University, England
  • Rose Bruford College, England
  • Royal Academy of Music, England
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (The), England
  • Royal College of Art, England
  • Royal College of Music, England
  • Royal Northern College of Music, England
  • Royal Veterinary College (The), University of London, England
  • Sheffield Hallam University, England
  • Southampton Solent University, England
  • St George’s Hospital Medical School, England
  • St Mary’s University Twickenham, England
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, England
  • University College Birmingham, England
  • University for the Creative Arts, England
  • University of Bath, England
  • University of Birmingham (The), England
  • University of Bradford, England
  • University of Brighton, England
  • University of Bristol, England
  • University of Buckingham, England
  • University of Cambridge, England
  • University of Cambridge – Christ’s College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Clare College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Clare Hall, England
  • University of Cambridge – Corpus Christi College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Darwin College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Downing College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Emmanuel College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Fitzwilliam College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Girton College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Gonville & Caius College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Homerton College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Hughes Hall, England
  • University of Cambridge – Jesus College, England
  • University of Cambridge – King’s College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Lucy Cavendish College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Magdalene College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Murray Edwards College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Newnham College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Pembroke College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Peterhouse, England
  • University of Cambridge – Queen’s College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Robinson College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Saint John’s College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Selwyn College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Sidney Sussex College, England
  • University of Cambridge – St Edmund’s College, England
  • University of Cambridge – St. Catharine’s College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Trinity College, England
  • University of Cambridge – Trinity Hall, England
  • University of Cambridge – Wolfson College, England
  • University of Cambridge Churchill College, England
  • University of Central Lancashire, England
  • University of Chester, England
  • University of Chichester, England
  • University of Derby, England
  • University of Durham, England
  • University of East Anglia, England
  • University of East London, England
  • University of Essex, England
  • University of Exeter, England
  • University of Gloucestershire (The), England
  • University of Greenwich, England
  • University of Hertfordshire, England
  • University of Huddersfield (The), England
  • University of Hull, England
  • University of Keele, England
  • University of Kent, England
  • University of Lancaster, England
  • University of Leeds, England
  • University of Leicester, England
  • University of Lincoln, England
  • University of Liverpool (The), England
  • University of London – London Business School, England
  • University of London – London School of Economics & Political Science, England
  • University of London – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, England
  • University of London – Queen Mary and Westfield College, England
  • University of London – Royal Holloway, England
  • University of London – School of Advanced Study, England
  • University of London – School of Oriental & African Studies, England
  • University of London – The Courtauld Institute of Art, England
  • University of London – University College London, England
  • University of London King’s College, England
  • University of London, Birkbeck, England
  • University of Manchester (The), England
  • University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle, England
  • University of Nottingham, England
  • University of Oxford, England
  • University of Oxford – Balliol College, England
  • University of Oxford – Blackfriars, England
  • University of Oxford – Brasenose College, England
  • University of Oxford – Campion Hall, England
  • University of Oxford – Christ Church College, England
  • University of Oxford – Corpus Christi College, England
  • University of Oxford – Exeter College, England
  • University of Oxford – Green Templeton College, England
  • University of Oxford – Harris Manchester College, England
  • University of Oxford – Hertford College, England
  • University of Oxford – Jesus College, England
  • University of Oxford – Keble College, England
  • University of Oxford – Lady Margaret Hall, England
  • University of Oxford – Linacre College, England
  • University of Oxford – Lincoln College, England
  • University of Oxford – Magdalen College, England
  • University of Oxford – Mansfield College, England
  • University of Oxford – Merton College, England
  • University of Oxford – New College, England
  • University of Oxford – Nuffield College, England
  • University of Oxford – Oriel College, England
  • University of Oxford – Pembroke College, England
  • University of Oxford – Queen’s College, England
  • University of Oxford – Regent’s Park College, England
  • University of Oxford – Somerville College, England
  • University of Oxford – St Anne’s College, England
  • University of Oxford – St Antony’s College, England
  • University of Oxford – St Catherine’s College, England
  • University of Oxford – St Edmund Hall, England
  • University of Oxford – St Hilda’s College, England
  • University of Oxford – St Hugh’s College, England
  • University of Oxford – St John’s College, England
  • University of Oxford – St Peter’s College, England
  • University of Oxford – Trinity College, England
  • University of Oxford – University College, England
  • University of Oxford – Wadham College, England
  • University of Oxford – Wolfson College, England
  • University of Oxford – Worcester College, England
  • University of Oxford – Wycliffe Hall, England
  • University of Oxford-St. Stephen’s House, England
  • University of Plymouth, England
  • University of Portsmouth, England
  • University of Reading, England
  • University of Salford (The), England
  • University of Sheffield (The), England
  • University of Southampton, England
  • University of Sunderland, England
  • University of Surrey, England
  • University of Sussex, England
  • University of the Arts London, England
  • University of the West of England, Bristol, England
  • University of Warwick, England
  • University of West London, England
  • University of Westminster, England
  • University of Winchester (The), England
  • University of Worcester, England
  • University of York , England
  • Writtle Agricultural College, England
  • York St John University, England
  • American Graduate School in Paris, France
  • American University of Paris, France
  • EDHEC Business School, France
  • ESSEC Business School, France
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • HEC School of Management, France
  • INSEAD, France
  • Institut D’Etudes Politiques De Paris, France
  • International Space University, France
  • ESMT European School of Management and Technolgy GmbH, Germany
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH, Germany
  • Hertie School of Governance, Germany
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
  • St. George’s University, School of Medicine, Grenada
  • St. George’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (The), Hong Kong
  • Central European University, Hungary
  • University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center, Hungary
  • American College, Dublin Limited (The), Ireland
  • Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Dublin City University, Ireland
  • National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
  • University College Cork, Ireland
  • University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
  • University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem (The), Israel
  • Raphael Recanati International School, The Interdisciplinary Center, Israel
  • Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
  • University of Haifa, Israel
  • American University Of Rome, Italy
  • John Cabot University, Italy
  • Studio Art Centers International – Florence, Italy
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy
  • Universita degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche, Italy
  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • Centro De Estudios Universitarios Xochicalco, Mexico
  • CETYS Universidad, Mexico
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Universidad De La Salle Bajio, A.C., Mexico
  • Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Universidad Del Noreste, A.C., Mexico
  • Massey University, New Zealand
  • New Zealand College of Chiropractic, New Zealand
  • University of Auckland (The), New Zealand
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Queen’s University of Belfast (The), Northern Ireland
  • University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
  • Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
  • Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland
  • Medical University of Bialystok, Poland
  • Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
  • Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Medical University of Silesia (The), Poland
  • Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
  • European University at St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Saba University School of Medicine, Saba
  • Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
  • Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
  • Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
  • Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Robert Gordon University, Scotland
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Scotland
  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland
  • University of Dundee, Scotland
  • University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • University of Saint Andrews, Scotland
  • University of Stirling, Scotland
  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of the Witwatersrand , South Africa
  • IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain
  • Universidad de Navarra, Spain
  • Medical University of the Americas, St. Kitts-Nevis
  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts-Nevis
  • American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • Uppsala University, Sweden
  • C. G. Jung Institute Zurich, Kusnacht, Switzerland
  • Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • European Graduate School (EGS), Switzerland
  • Franklin College Switzerland, Switzerland
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Universiteit Van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Aberystwyth University, Wales
  • Bangor University, Wales
  • Cardiff University, Wales
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Wales
  • Swansea University, Wales
  • University of South Wales, Wales
  • University of Wales – Lampeter, Wales

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