Browse through 100 of the best international scholarships programs for
Distance Learning Courses, Training/Short Courses, Bachelors Degrees,
Masters Degrees, and PhD Degrees that you should watch out for in 2018.
Distance Learning Scholarships for International Students »
The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates to
study Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership
with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK
The University of Edinburgh will offer 4 scholarships for distance
learning Master’s programmes offered by the University. Scholarships
will be available for students pursuing any distance learning Master’s
programme offered by the University. Each scholarship will cover the
full tuition fees over three years.
University of the People (UoPeople) offers everyone with internet access
the opportunity to pursue Associate and Bachelor Degree Programs in
Business Administration and Computer Science online. Tuition fee is free
but students are required to pay an application Processing Fee (up to
$50) as well as an Exam Processing Fee ($100) per end-of-course-exam.
Scholarships are available to cover these fees.
Short Courses/Training Scholarships for International Students »
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of
professional enrichment in the United States for experienced
professionals from designated countries throughout the world. The
Fellowship provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related
professional experiences in the United States. The fellowships provide
tuition fees, maintenance allowance, insurance, travel costs, English
language training, etc.
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global
UGRAD Program) provides one semester scholarships to outstanding
undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time
study combined with community service, professional development, and
cultural enrichment. The scholarship will cover international travel,
tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, a small monthly
stipend, and funding for books.
Freshmen students are invited to apply to the 2017 Future Global Leaders
Fellowship, an internationally competitive program granting first
generation and low-income students entry into the Fortis Society – the
world’s first private network for diverse leaders. This program has
gathered students from leading universities worldwide including; Harvard
University, the University of Oxford, Sciences Po, and Peking
University. All programme costs are covered the by the Future Leaders
The Endeavour VET Scholarship provides financial support for
international applicants to undertake VET at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma
or Associate Degree level in any field in Australia for up to two and a
half years. The scholarship includes travel allowance, establishment
allowance, and monthly stipend.
The overall aim of Talent for Governance is to strengthen local
governments in developing countries and Eastern European (non-EU)
countries through training of young civil servants from these countries.
The Talent programme will generally cover all basic living expenses
during the stay in the Netherlands, travel costs and the training course
fee of the chosen training course. The talent must cover any additional
costs from their own resources, and also contribute 100 Euros or 200
Euros to their programme costs.
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries to
undertake English-taught training programmes at Belgian
Universities. The scholarships cover allowance, travel costs,
accommodation, insurance, tuition fees, and other program related costs.
Bachelors Scholarships for International Students »
The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving
international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the
University and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change.
The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition,
room and board).
University of British Columbia (UBC) provides bachelors scholarships for
talented secondary and post-secondary international students from
around the world. The value of awards is commensurate with demonstrated
financial need, up to full tuition costs for the relevant program of
study, and living expenses.
Humber International Entrance Scholarships are open to to
new international students beginning classes in September or January of
each year. The scholarships are renewable full scholarships.
A number of Oxford colleges offer Reach Oxford Scholarships to students
from developing countries who, for political or financial reasons, or
because equivalent educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for
a degree in their own countries. The scholarships cover university fees
and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare
The University of Westminster offers international scholarships for
students from developing countries who wants to pursue a full-time
undergraduate degree at the University. The scholarships cover full
tuition fee, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from
The Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students
from any country, who without the support of the scholarship would be
unable to secure the funding required to study at University College
London (UCL), and who can demonstrate their intention to make full use
of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union. The scholarship
is worth £9,000 per annum and scholars may choose to use all or part of
the scholarship to cover fees.
The Wells Mountain Foundation funds scholarships for individuals in
developing nations or other situations of extreme poverty.
The scholarships range from $300 USD to $3000 USD annually and can be
used for tuition and fees, books and materials, and other approved
The International Undergraduate Scholarships were established by the
University of Melbourne in recognition of the significant contribution
made by international students to the diversity of the University’s
student population. The scholarships are in the form of partial and
full tuition fee waivers.
The University of Canterbury offers the UC International First Year
Scholarship to top-achieving international students commencing an
undergraduate degree programme at the University. The scholarship value
Bachelors/Masters Scholarships for International Students »
The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship
provides a partial tuition fee scholarship for outstanding students
from a country other than ASEAN, a European country, Mongolia, Australia
or New Zealand to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at
Macquarie University North Ryde campus. The scholarship amount is varied up to AUD$10,000 which will be applied towards the tuition fee.
Monash University is offering a number of scholarship programs including
the Monash University International Merit Scholarships for outstanding
international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate or
postgraduate degree at Monash University. The scholarship is valued
at $10,000 for a full time study load, paid per year.
Transform Together scholarships are open to international and European
Union (non UK) students applying to study 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.
The University of Bristol is offering five International Office
Scholarships for new international students who wish to pursue an
undergraduate degree at the University. The scholarships are
worth £8,500 which will go towards the tuition fee.
The International Ambassador Scholarship recognizes and provides
financial support for outstanding students who wish to pursue a full
time undergraduate or postgraduate degree at University of West London.
Scholarships are worth up to £5,000 which can go toward tuition fees.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers scholarships
to outstanding international students outside The Netherlands who would
like to start a Master programme at the University. The scholarship will
be applied as a tuition fee waiver and is worth € 5,000.
Bocconi University offers scholarships to international students
enrolling in any Bachelor’s Program or Master of Science Program at
Bocconi. The scholarship are in the form of full tuition waiver worth up
to €11,500 per year for Bachelor’s Program and up to €12,700 per year
for Master’s of Science Program.
The University of Bologna offers study grants to deserving 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 €11,000.
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted to top
academic students who are citizens of countries from outside the
European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who wish to
pursue a Bachelors or Masters Degree Programme at the University. The
scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.
The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top international students
from outside the EU who are applying for eligible Bachelor’s or Master’s
Programme at the University. The scholarships can take different forms
ranging from €5,000 to €10,000 for 2 years of postgraduate study or
€3,000 to €12,300 for 3 years of undergraduate study.
Masters Degree Scholarships for International Students »
The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)
sponsors students from developing countries to pursue one of the
preferred and partner masters programs at participating Universities
around the world. The scholarship covers the scholar’s tuition fees,
travel costs, and living allowance.
The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) aims to
provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing
member countries to undertake postgraduate studies at participating
academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.
The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a monthly subsistence and
housing allowance, an allowance for books and instructional materials,
medical insurance, and travel expenses.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) scholarships are open
to qualified students from developing countries who wish to pursue
Master’s Degree in a subject related to development at any recognized
University of his/her choice. The scholarship covers tuition fees,
allowance, health insurance, relocation grant, and travel costs.
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each
year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing
countries who have no other means of financing their studies.
Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis.
The Rotary Foundation Global Grants can be used to fund graduate-level
coursework or research or its equivalent in one of Rotary’s six areas of
focus for a term of one to four academic years. The study grants are
valued at least $30,000.
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship
programme which offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership
potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at
universities in the UK. Most Chevening Scholarships cover: tuition fees;
a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual); an economy class
return airfare to the UK; additional grants to cover essential
expenditure. Some scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the
UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.
The UK Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are intended for students from
developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to
afford to undertake Master’s level study in the UK, to gain skills and
knowledge which will allow them to contribute to the development of
their home countries. Each scholarship provides approved tuition and
examination fees, approved airfare from your home country to the UK and
return at the end of your award, stipend, thesis grant, warm clothing
allowance, study travel grant, and excess baggage allowance.
The University of the West of England, Bristol offers more than £100,000
worth of scholarships for international students each year. This
includes the Chancellor’s Scholarship wherein the recipient will be
required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University
throughout the duration of the course. The scholarship covers the full
tuition fee for one academic year.
See also: UWE Millennium Development Scholarships
The Westminster Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships is the University’s most
prestigious award and is aimed at fully funding a student from a
developing country to study a full-time Masters degree at the
University. The scholarship includes full tuition fee waivers,
accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.
See also Westminster Full Tuition Fee Waivers
The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international
students from Africa, India or one of the developing countries of the
Commonwealth who want to study a Masters Degree at the University of
Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home
country. Each year, 105 scholarships are awarded– 30 scholarships will
cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cover 50% of the tuition fee.
The University of Bradford Countries in Crisis Scholarships are intended
to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are
domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political
situation, war, natural disaster etc. The scholarship are towards any
full-time Master’s Programme (except MBA) offered at the University.
Each scholarship is worth approximately £25,000 which includes full
tuition fees and accommodation plus living costs.
The University of East Anglia is offering one full scholarship for
international students who wish to pursue Masters Degree in
International development courses offered by the School of International
Development. The scholarship covers the full fees.
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to
outstanding Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a 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 Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding
prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in a
selected number of fields at Utrecht University. The scholarship can be
awarded as tuition fees OR tuition fees plus 11,000 euro living
University of Maastricht Holland High Potential Scholarships are made
available to talented students from outside the EU/EEA to follow a
Master’s programme at Maastricht University. The scholarships cover
tuition fee, living expenses per month, insurance, and visa costs.
The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a selected number of talented
prospective 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 an amount of money that you
will receive on your bank 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 excellent
students from non-EEA countries who are applying for a graduate
programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. The scholarship amount is
from € 6,000 – € 25,000 for one year.
The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) awards scholarships to
exceptionally talented students from outside the EU/EEA to pursue
eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam. The
AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 covering tuition and living
expenses for one academic year.
See also Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective students
from outside the EU/EEA the unique opportunity to pursue a degree in a
selection of Master’s programmes at VU University. The VUFP scholarship
is a tuition fee waiver. VUFP scholarship does not provide any
additional allowance towards study or living costs.
The Delft University of Technology offers the Justus & Louise van
Effen scholarship which aims to financially supporting excellent
international MSc students wishing to study at TU Delft. The
scholarship covers the tuition fees and monthly allowance for living
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to highly-qualified
international students from several countries who wants to pursue
full-time master’s level studies in Sweden. The scholarship covers
tuition fee, living expenses, some travel grant, and insurance.
Chalmers will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships to prospective
fee-paying students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue any
Masters Degree Programme offered at the University. The scholarship is
a 75% reduction of the tuition fees for 4 semesters (2 year programme).
Uppsala University awards the IPK scholarships to
oustanding non-EU/EEA students applying for Master’s programmes at the
University. Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition but not living expenses.
The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship is aimed
at applicants who have to pay tuition fees for their studies at the
University of Gothenburg. The scholarship covers the tuition fee for a
Umeå University offers scholarships to talented and high-achieving
non-EU/EEA citizens who wish to pursue one of the English-taught
Master’s study programmes offered at the University. The scholarships
are in the form of full or partial reduction of the tuition fee.
ETH Zurich supports excellent 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 covering 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 Masters 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 Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva offers scholarships
for outstanding students from any university who wish to pursue a
Masters of Science Programme offered by the Faculty of Science. The
Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10,000 to CHF
15,000 per year.
Each year, the ENS organizes an international selection allowing about
twenty of the most promising international students, either in Science
or in Arts & Humanities, to follow a three-year Master’s Degree and
Diploma at the ENS. Scholars receive a monthly grant of approximately
The Ampère Scholarships of Excellence provide excellent international
students with the opportunity to pursue one of the eligible Masters
programs offered at ENS de Lyon. The scholarship is worth €1000/month
for a duration of 12 months and is renewable.
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 eligible countries in
Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow an English-taught Masters
programme at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium. The
scholarships cover allowance, travel costs, accommodation, insurance,
tuition fees, and other program related costs.
The Science@Leuven Scholarship are for motivated and talented
international students, interested in participating in an international
master programme of the Faculty of Science of the K.U.Leuven. The amount
of the scholarship can be up to 10,000 Euro for 1 year. The scholarship
will always cover the tuition fee for 1 year, the insurance and a basic
health insurance coverage. The amount awarded for living expenses can
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships for
international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German
Universities which aim at providing academically educated young
professionals from developing countries with further specialized
studies. Full and partial scholarships are available.
The KAAD scholarships are targeted to post-graduates and academics
from developing or emerging countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East
or Latin America who already gained professional experience and who are
interested in postgraduate studies (or research stays) in Germany.
A limited number of Danish state tuition fee waivers and scholarships
are offered to highly talented students at graduate level, who come from
countries outside of the EU/EEA and need a residence permit to study at
Roskilde University. The scholarships include a tuition fee waiver
and approximately DKK 7,800 per month to cover living expenses in
Masters/PhD Scholarships for International Students »
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young
professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the
United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other
appropriate institutions. The Fulbright program provides funding for the
duration of the study including tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living
stipend, and health insurance.
The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students
(master’s and doctoral) at the George Washington University who will
return to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through
their formal education at the GW. The fellowship is intended for GW
graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their
home countries. The award will cover up to 18 credit hours. The grantee
is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other
expenses, and must provide certification of this support.
Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for people from
developing countries, particularly those countries located in the
Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or
postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and
Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The scholarship
benefits generally include full tuition fees, return air travel,
establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses, health
The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide full financial support for
international students to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a
Masters (up to 2 years) or PhD level (up to 4 years) 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 Commonwealth Scholarships are intended for students from developing
Commonwealth countries who wants to pursue Master’s and PhD study in the
UK. Each Scholarship provides airfare to and from United Kingdom,
tuition and examination fees, personal maintaining allowance, thesis
grant (if applicable), initial arrival allowance, among others.
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 covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also
provides additional, discretionary funding.
The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the
University of Oxford and are awarded on the basis of academic excellence
and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at
the University of Oxford. The scholarships cover tuition and college
fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building
within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for
training and education for professionals. The NFP offers fellowships for
Master studies, PhD studies, or short courses at Dutch Universities or
academic institutions. An NFP fellowship
is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to
receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards
the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel,
insurance and thesis research.
The Eiffel scholarship program was developed by the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs as a tool to allow French higher education institutions to
attract 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, social security cover, and cultural
activities. It does not cover tuition fees.
The Eric Bleumink Fund awards scholarships to talented students and
young researchers from developing countries who are pursuing a 1 year or
2 years Master’s degree programme at the University
of Groningen. The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international
travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to international
students who gained their university entrance qualification from a
school outside of Germany who wish to study a Masters or PhD Degree in
Germany. The scholarship value is €750 per month for Masters Students
or €1000 per month for PhD students plus various individual allowances.
Tuition fees are not funded.
Research/PhD Scholarships for International Students »
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to
attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada
as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. The
scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or
MD/PhD). The scholarships is worth $50,000 per year for three years.
The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are merit-based
awards that are open to students of any nationality who will be
registered as full-time graduate students (Masters or PhD) at the
University of Manitoba. The value of these fellowships is $18,000
(Ph.D.) and is $14,000 (Master’s) for a 12 month period.
The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, the
Cambridge International Scholarships to international students
undertaking PhD studies at the University. The Scholarships pay the
University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a
The Warwick Graduate School awards around 25 Chancellor’s International
Scholarships to the most outstanding international PhD applicants
yearly. The scholarships are open to students of any nationality and to
any discipline offered at Warwick. The scholarships include the full
payment of overseas tuition fee and a maintenance stipend.
The University of Nottingham offers scholarships for outstanding
international students who wish to pursue a PhD or MPhil research
programme at the University. The scholarship covers full tuition fees.
The University of Edinburgh will offer 30 scholarships to outstanding
overseas students who intends to pursue a PhD Research Programme in any
field of study offered by the University. Each scholarship covers the
difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas graduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.
The IPRS program enables international students to undertake 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 covers tuition fees
and health cover costs.
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 living
allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s
extension for PhD students.
The University of Adelaide offers the Adelaide Scholarships
International (ASI) program to attract high quality international
postgraduate students 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.
The Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) are awarded to international
students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the
University of Melbourne. Benefits provided by the MRS include living
allowance, relocation allowance, paid sick, maternity and parenting
leave, full fee remission and Overseas Student Health Cover.
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships provide graduates from all
fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research
at one of the public funded university or recognized institution in
Switzerland. The scholarship covers a monthly allowance, tuition fees,
health insurance, lodging allowance, etc.
The NZIDRS, funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by
Education New Zealand, provides scholarships for international students
to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university. The NZIDRS covers
University tuition fees and associated student levies for 3 years, an
annual living stipend per month for 36 months, and an annual medical
insurance coverage for 3 years.
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 at the largest university in Flanders, Belgium. The scholarships
include a monthly allowance, housing allowance, tuition fee, health
insurance, accident insurance, and return tickets.
The CIMO Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students
and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields who wish
to pursue their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish
university. The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The
monthly allowance is worth €1,500 and is intended to cover living
expenses in Finland for a single person.