Enroll the best global talent. Loans that help international students independently fund their education

Founded in 2007, Prodigy Finance is on a mission to make quality education accessible by providing education loans to top international graduate students.

Prodigy Finance broadens access to education for international students through study loans that don’t require a co-signer. Prodigy supports high-potential students by providing the funds they need to attend their top-choice programs.

Prodigy assesses students on their future earning potential. Eligible students are offered variable interest rate loans starting at 6.7% APR.* After graduation, students benefit from a 6-month grace period, and there are no penalties for early repayment.v

Educating your students starts with funding transparency. For this reason, many schools choose to share awareness of Prodigy Finance with their students during recruitment events, in admitted student communications, or on their website’s lender list.

Prodigy Finance is a resource you can share with your students that gives them the option to self-fund their program of choice rather than letting competing scholarships decide which program they attend.

Prodigy’s School Spotlight pages offer a chance to market your graduate programs to the growing number of international students visiting our website in search of education opportunities with funding options at no cost.

Prodigy Finance supports masters students across business, engineering, science, law, and public policy. The number and types of programs Prodigy supports is constantly growing as we gain access to new funding sources and address the global demand for job growth in specific sectors.

Talent who were previously unable to attend your school due to lack of funding access, now have the chance to self-fund their top-choice program at your school.

Making Prodigy Finance part of your enrollment strategy can increase your international reach and help you yield top students.

Working with Prodigy Finance is always free and doesn’t require any formal endorsement or agreement. Prodigy Finance is proud to serve your students and happy to share their insights from working with over 1000 schools worldwide.

38k+ students have trusted Prodigy Finance to fund their education

Prodigy has disbursed $1.7 billion in loans funded to date

Prodigy supports 1050+ schools around the world

92% of Prodigy students are from emerging markets in 150 countries

About Shorelight and Gateway

Gateway International and Prodigy Finance have partnered to help you increase your international reach to yield top students.

Gateway would like to discuss your recruitment strategy and set up a meeting with Prodigy Finance today.

Connect with Gateway to set up a one-on-one complimentary consultation.

Mark Beirn


An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.

Specialization Areas:

– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development


Stephen Appiah-Padi​


Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

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Rosa Almoguera


Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.