Are you interested in studying anywhere you choose and without bothering about cost? Though the international scholarships that allow students to study at any country of their choice are few, Scholarships funded by global and regional organizations allow you to study at any country or a wide selection of countries. Due to its nature, distance learning scholarships allow students to pursue international studies in their country or wherever you may be.
Rotary Foundation grants scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grant scholarships. The scholarship caters for graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years. The minimum budget for a global grant scholarship is $30,000 which accommodates the following: passport/visa, inoculations, travel expenses, school supplies, tuition, room and board, etc. Generally, the study grants can be carried out in any country where there is a host Rotary club or district.
Official Scholarship Website: https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/apply-grants/global-grants
OFID Scholarships Award
OPEC Fund for International Development offers a fully funded scholarship to applicants from developing countries, interested in doing their master’s degree in an accredited University around the world. The person who wins the award would get a tuition support of about US$50,000 and also monthly allowance to cover expenses for living, accommodations and research materials.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ofid.org/FOCUS-AREAS/Beyond-the-scope/Scholarship-Award
Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship Programme
This foundation provides a limited number of scholarships every year for post graduate students who have shown great competence and are from developing countries who have exhausted means every other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year. This foundation only supports students with tuition and living expenses. The scholar is also expected to choose a prestigious university subject to approval.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-foundation/international-scholarship-programme
Education for sustainable energy development (ESED) Scholarships
The aim of the ESED scholarship is to assist excellent students pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development and to meaningfully contribute to the collective body of knowledge about this subject. Scholarships of US$ 21,000 per year for up to two years are offered for master’s level students.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.globalelectricity.org/scholarship/
Global Scholarships for Study in a Wide Selection of Countries
Joint Japan World Bank Scholarships
The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) supports students from developing countries to undertake graduate studies leading to a master’s degree from preferred and partner universities around the world. The scholarship grants tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships
ADB Japan Scholarship Program
The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) is geared towards providing opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. The ADB-JSP provides full tuition fees, a monthly subsistence and housing allowance, an allowance for books and instructional materials, medical insurance, and travel expenses.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/main
Wells Mountain Foundation Scholarships for Developing Countries
The Wells Mountain Foundation is a public charitable foundation based in Bristol, Vermont, USA, Empowers students through Education scholarships in developing nations or other situations of extreme poverty. One can study in a university of your choice in your home country or in another developing country. The average scholarship amount awarded is $1400 which may be used for tuition and fees, books and materials, and other approved costs.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.wellsmountainfoundation.org/our-programs/scholarships/
Distance Learning Scholarships for Study in your own country or elsewhere
EdX is an academic platform that offers students from any country the opportunity to take free online courses offered by three premier Universities in the US – Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley plus other premier universities. Online learners can get certificate of completion after completing the course. The course are available to anyone in the world – from any demographic – who has access to a computer with internet access.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.edx.org/
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
Commonwealth Scholarships are intended for students from developing Commonwealth countries who wants to undertake Master’s and PhD studies in UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Each Scholarship provides airfare to and fro United Kingdom, tuition and examination fees, personal maintaining allowance, thesis grant initial arrival allowance, and others.
Official Scholarship Website: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/distance-learning/
University of the People Tuition Free Degrees
The University of the People is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, accredited online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. University of People offers Associate and Bachelor Degree Programs in business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program. Tuition fee is free but students are required to pay around $110-150 processing and exam fees per semester. Scholarships are available to cover these fees.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.uopeople.edu
UoPeople Full Scholarships List of all available scholarships: http://www.uopeople.edu/tuition-free/our-scholarships/