Get the New Achieve MasterCard Created Just for International Students
No SSN or deposit required
$0 Annual fee
No fees on foreign transactions
1% Cashback on all purchases
0% APR for first 6 months
(19.74% variable APR thereafter)
Subject to approval. Certain terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Please see terms and conditions for details.
Connecting You to Fair Credit
We help students build their financial future in the U.S.
SelfScore was founded by former international students to help today’s international students gain access to financial assistance and fair credit. We’ve faced the challenges you are facing and are committed to helping you on your journey.
Credit History is Important in the U.S.
- Get a quick overview if you are new to credit
- Learn about credit scores, which are like grades, and how you can get an A
- Learn how and when a good credit score can benefit you now and in the future
See How We Compare
Other U.S. banks require a Social Security Number or a cash deposit to qualify for a credit card that helps you build your credit history.
SelfScore is the ONLY U.S. financial services company that offers a MasterCard to international students without requiring an SSN or security deposit.
Our Customer Base is Growing Quickly
International Students who are already using SelfScore come from:
What SelfScore Customers Say
Home Country: Peru
University: University of California Berkeley
Major: Master of Development Practice
I use my credit card for many things from buying groceries to paying my bills. It's more convenience than carrying cash.
Home Country: India
University: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Major: Computer Science Engineering
It was surprisingly easy. Usually I get a letter saying, ‘Sorry we have to decline.’ SelfScore approved me the next day.
Home Country: Turkey
University: Columbia University
Major: Business Administration
I was able to rent a car and explore the city. You can’t do that without a credit card.
The press coverage shows that we are solving a big problem for International Students.
According to SelfScore’s market analysis, the 1.1 million international students in the U.S. are responsible for some $31 billion in annual spending, including tuition.
SelfScore helps international students gain financial independence through access to credit.
The days of traditional banking are coming to a close as consumers demand more transparent, responsive and honest treatment.
SelfScore looks at students as opportunities rather than risks, a contrast with banks.