There is a huge number of international scholarships offered annually, they are numerous that even if you missed the scholarship deadline of previous year or present year, you can always apply at a later time when you are more prepared and/or qualified for it. Note that annual scholarship programs are not perpetual, it may be discontinued at any given time. It is advisable you check with the scholarship provider if the scholarship will be offered for the year you wish to study.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The program Fulbright are full scholarships for international students who want to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree in United States of America. These scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. The scholarship accommodates tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, cost of living, and health insurance.
The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is geared towards very competent international students who have shown great prowess in civic and social change and who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree offered at the American University. It is for students who will be to returning home to improve the nature of their country. The AU EGL scholarship covers full tuition and room & board.
International students who are in need of financial help but are qualified based on merit may apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) at the University of Oregon. ICSP Students Selected would receive a tuition-waiver ranging from $9,000 – $27,000. ICSP students agree to complete 80 hours per year of cultural service as required by the program.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from selected countries throughout the world. Applicants are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. The fellowships are full grants catering for all related expenses.
AAUW previously known as the American Association of University Women, awards international fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. The scholarship is there to empower women who are not residents of USA. The scholarship are worth $18,000 for Masters, 20,000 for PhD and $30,000 for Postdoctoral students.
University of British Columbia (UBC) provides bachelors scholarships for talented secondary and post-secondary international students from around the world. The awards are given based on the demonstrated financial need, up to full tuition costs for the relevant program of study, and cost of living.
The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) awards are based on merit and are open to students of any nationality who will be registered as full-time graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) at the University of Manitoba. The fellowships are valued at $18,000 for PhD students, or $14,000 for Master’s students for a 12-month period.
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher learning. The scholarships are geared towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) at participating Canadian Universities. The scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years.
Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australia Development Scholarships (ADS) are scholarships for international students from selected countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East who wants to study at Australian Universities. The scholarships are geared towards vocational education and training courses, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, and PhD degrees at Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The scholarship benefits generally include full tuition fees, return air travel, allowance, cost of living, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), etc.
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide full financial support for international students from around the world to undertake a postgraduate courses in Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia. The scholarships include tuition fees, travel allowance, establishment allowance, monthly stipend, health and travel insurance.
The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program enables international students to carry out a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers. The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree. The scholarship accommodates tuition fees and health cover costs. About 330 scholarships are awarded annually.
The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship provides a partial tuition fee scholarship for students with distinctions to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Macquarie University North Ryde campus. The scholarship amount is varied up to AUD$10,000.
La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are geared towards international students across the world all of La Trobe’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. The scholarship is worth between $10,000 and $20,000 and goes towards tuition fees.
MRS was established by the University of Melbourne and is awarded to high achieving domestic and international research students. The benefits of the Melbourne Research Scholarship vary depending on your circumstance and may include one or more of the following: cost of living relocation allowance, health allowance, maternity and parenting leave, full fee remission for international students.
The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS). The USydIS will cover tuition fees and cost of living for up to three years.
The University of Adelaide offers the Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) program to attract international postgraduate students who have shown great efforts academically to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort. The scholarships includes course tuition fees, annual living allowance, and health insurance.
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. About1500 scholarships globally are being offered.
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.
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.
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.
University of Westminster awards scholarships to students from any developing country who IS interested in studying in UK to pursue a full-time Master’s degree in any field of study at the University of Westminster. The scholarship covers full tuition fee waivers, cost of living accommodation and flight to and from London.
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.
The University of Edinburgh offers Masters Scholarships for international students from developing countries as well as UK/EU students towards eligible Master’s programmes offered by the University. The Master’s scholarships accomodates the overseas rate of tuition fee for students from less developed countries and the “home” rate of tuition fee for UK/EU students.
REST OF EUROPE
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.
NFP encourages and promotes capacity building within groups in over 51 countries by providing training and education for students. The fellowship offered by NFP are Master studies, PhD studies or short courses at Dutch Universities or academic platforms. NFP fellowship is supposed to supplement the salary the fellow is to receive during the period of study. The allowance is to support the costs of living, tuition fees, visas, travel insurance and student’s research.
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.
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.
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.
The Norwegian government provides scholarships for students from developing countries in the South and also countries of Central- and East-Europe and Central-Asia under the Quota Scheme. The scheme normally includes courses at the Master and PhD level, in addition to certain professional degrees offered by state universities and colleges in Norway. Each student receives the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme. About 40 per cent of the amount is given as a grant and 60 per cent as a loan. However, the loan portion is waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A limited number of tuition fee waivers will be available for Citizens from non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries who are required to pay tuition fees and who has applied for a Master’s programme at KTH as first priority. If granted a scholarship, the tuition fee will be waived for the total length of the programme.
As a routine for each year, the ENS organizes an international selection allowing about thirty of the most promising international students, either in Science or in Humanities, to follow a two or three-year course at the ENS. Scholars receive a monthly stipend of approximately 1,000 Euros.
Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarship after the founder of Sciences Po in order to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union. The Emily Boutmy Master’s Programme can take different forms ranging from €5,000 to €16,000 for 2 years of postgraduate study or €3,000 to €12,300 for 3 years of undergraduate study.
As one of its contributions to development co-operation, K.U.Leuven offers IRO (Interfaculty Council for Development Co-operation) scholarships to deserving students from developing countries to do their PhD in the largest university in Flanders, Belgium. The scholarship includes living allowance, tuition fee, health insurance, accident insurance, and return tickets.
The Japanese Government offers scholarships in Japan to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate and research students under the Japanese Government Scholarship Program. The scholarships accommodates allowance, travelling costs, and school fees.
Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract exceptional students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions. The Fellowship covers for a monthly stipend and a conference and research-related travel allowance per year for a maximum period of three years.
Singapore International Graduate Award is given to international students with excellent academic undergraduate and/or master’s results, and strong interest in doing research leading to a doctorate (PhD) in Science and Engineering at a Singapore University. The award provides financial support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including full tuition fees, monthly stipend, settlement allowance, and airfare grant.
The Schwarzman Scholars Program will give the world’s most outstanding and excellent scholars from all countries the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, room and board, travel costs, personal stipend, health insurance, etc.
The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea and also for the development of global leaders and to strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide. The scholarships caters for tuition, allowance, travel, airfare, medical insurance, etc.