Every year, millions of Euros worth of scholarships are offered by Colleges and Universities in Europe for international students. The European Union along with the European Government States also offer government-funded European Union scholarships to bring international students to Europe, some countries in Europe offer free tuition to international students.
European Government Scholarship for Foreign Students
British Chevening Scholarships United Kingdom
Chevening Scholarships, UK government’s global scholarship programme, are awarded to outstanding scholars from Chevening-eligible countries around the world. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree. Most Chevening Scholarships cover tuition fees, cost of living at a set rate for a student, an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants to cover essential expenditure.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.chevening.org/
DAAD Scholarships for developing countries (Germany)
The German Academic Exchange service (DAAD) provides scholarships for a number of post graduate courses with great importance to developing countries at German universities. Specifically the scholarship aims at getting international students and young professionals from developing countries in Asia, Central and South America, Pacific Islands, Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe. DAAD Scholarship supports some programs that are either full or partial scholarships.
The Holland Scholarship is for international students from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree at participating Universities in Holland. The scholarship amounts to € 5,000 which you will receive this in the first year of your studies.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/holland-scholarship
Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)
For students who are qualified from developing countries to study in Swedish universities under the Swedish institute study scholarships, tuition fee, living expenses, travel insurance would be catered for and about 550 scholarships are offered.
Official Scholarship Website: https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/swedish-institute-scholarships-for-global-professionals/
VLIR-UOS Scholarships (Belgium)
54 developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America are eligible to pursue an English taught training under VLIR-UOS Scholarships and these programs. The scholarships caters for tuition fee, accommodation, travel costs, allowance and others.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.vliruos.be/en/scholarships/6
Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)
The Eiffel scholarship program was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a tool to allow French higher education institutions to get the best foreign students for master’s and PhD degree programs. Eiffel scholarship-holders receive a monthly allowance and other expenses such as return trip, health insurance and cultural activities. It does not cover tuition fees.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel
Swiss Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students (Switzerland)
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships provide graduates from around 180 countries with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in any academic field at one of the public funded university or recognized institution in Switzerland. The scholarship accommodates a monthly allowance, tuition fees, health insurance, lodging allowance, etc.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/home/education/scholarships-and-grants/swiss-government-excellence-scholarships.html
Danish Government Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Denmark)
A huge number of scholarships are being offered each year by the Danish Ministry of Education to fund students with outstanding results from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue full degree higher education programme at participating Danish Universities. The scholarship can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs.
Official Scholarship Website: http://studyindenmark.dk/study-options/tuition-fees-scholarships/tuition-fees-and-scholarships
Italian Government Bursaries for Foreign Students
The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens’ resident abroad. The scholarships are towards University degree courses, advanced vocational training, art and music courses, Master’s Degree courses, PhD Courses, etc. The scholarship is only for three, six, or nine month.
Official Scholarship Website: https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/en/call-for-procedure
European Colleges and Universities that offer Scholarships for Foreign Students
Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship caters for the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate, a maintenance allowance for a single student, one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course, and inbound visa costs.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.gatescambridge.org/
Rhodes Scholarship at University of Oxford
Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards that supports outstanding international students from selected countries at the University of Oxford. A Rhodes scholarship covers all university fees, personal stipend, health insurance, and airfare to and from the student’s home country.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/
Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships (UK)
The Transform Together scholarships are open to international students and European Union (non-UK) students applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course at Sheffield Hallam University. Half fee waiver (50%) is available for postgraduate courses and for each year of an undergraduate degree.
Official Scholarship Website: www.shu.ac.uk/transformtogether
Developing solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham (UK)
Development solutions scholarships are for international students from developing countries of the commonwealth who are interested in studying for master’s degree at the University of Nottingham to better their country. Every year, 105 scholarships will cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cater for 50% of the tuition fee.
Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme is open to outstanding Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in master’s degree programme offered at Leiden University. The scholarships come in the form of the following: €10,000 of the tuition fee, €15,000 of the tuition fee, or total tuition fee minus the home fee.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/scholarships/sea/leiden-university-excellence-scholarship-lexs
University Of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships (Netherlands)
The University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships are made available by the UM Scholarship Fund with the aim of encouraging talented students from outside the EEA to follow a master’s programme at UM. The scholarships include tuition fee, cost of living, visa costs, and insurance.
Radboud University Scholarship Programme (Netherlands)
There is an opportunity for students to offer a selected number courses for non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen. The scholarship is not about money paid to an account but consists of a partial tuition waiver. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. In addition, the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ru.nl/english/education/master’s-programmes/financial-matters/scholarships-grants/read_more/rsprogramme/
Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) awards scholarships to outstanding students from outside the EU to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam. The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 catering for tuition fee and cost of living.
University of Twente Scholarships (Netherlands)
University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for outstanding students from both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. The scholarship amount is from € 6,000 – € 25,000 for one year.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/scholarship-finder/university-of-twente-scholarship/
Utrecht University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University. Selected students can be awarded a scholarship that covers the tuition fee and 10.000 euro for cost of living per year.
Erik Bleumink Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Groningen (Netherlands)
The Erik Bleumink Fund Scholarships are usually awarded for any 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree program or a 4-year PhD program offered at the University of Groningen. The scholarship caters for the tuition fees and also the costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/financial-matters/ericbleumink
ETH Excellence Scholarships Switzerland)
ETH Zurich supports outstanding students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programmes: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) and the Master Scholarship Programme (MSP). The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant accommodating cost of living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The Master Scholarship Programme consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 6,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.ethz.ch/students/en/studies/financial/scholarships/excellencescholarship.html
University of Lausanne Master’s Grant for Foreign Students (Switzerland)
The University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers scholarships to international students who wishes to pursue a Master’s Degree at the University through the UNIL Master’s Grants. The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600. – Per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme.
Bologna University Study Grants for International Students (Italy)
The University of Bologna offers study grants to outstanding international students who wish to register for First Cycle (Bachelors), Second Cycle (Masters) or Single Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna. Each study grant is awarded for one academic year and amounts to a total of €11,059.
Lund University Global Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Sweden)
The Lund University Global Scholarship Programme is targeted at outstanding students who are citizens of countries from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) and who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree studies offered at the University. Scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.