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Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Brief description: The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. 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.

Host Institution(s): University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study: PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University

Number of Awards: About 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.

Target group: Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Scholarship value/inclusions: A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge including tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs, etc. It also provides additional, discretionary funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc.

Eligibility: You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:
•  a citizen of any countr…

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at University of Toronto

Brief description: The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is intended to recognize international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.

Host Institution(s): University of Toronto, Canada

Level/Field of study: Undergraduate programme offered at the University

Number of Awards: Each year, approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Target group: International students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The scholarship will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply to the Pearson Internati…

ENS International Selection Scholarships

Brief description: Each year, École Normale Supérieure (ENS) organizes an international selection allowing the most promising international students, either in Science or in Arts & Humanities, to follow a Masters Degree and Diploma at the University.

Host Institution(s): École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France

Level/Field(s) of study: Master’s Degree at ENS (or one of ENS’ partner institutions), as well as ENS Diploma in the fields of Science or Arts & Humanities

Number of Scholarships: 10 positions in Sciences and 10 positions in Arts& Humanities.

Target group: International students

Scholarship value/duration: Monthly grant of 1,000 Euros for 3 years and a room on one of the ENS campuses.

• Candidates must be under 26 when they apply (must not have reached their 26th birthday)
• Candidates must not have applied to the International Selection before.
• Candidates must not have lived in France more than 10 months during the academic year of the selection (September …

Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries

Brief description: The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA.

Host Institution(s): IMD in Switzerland

Field of study: Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Awards: One (1)

Target group: Women

Scholarship value/inclusions: CHF 25,000

Eligibility: Preference is given to women from developing countries.  Employees of Nestlé or its subsidiaries are not eligible.

Application instructions: Together with the MBA financial aid application form, you must also submit a 750-word essay using the IMD MBA Scholarship template on “Many have argued that greater diversity in the Top Management team of an organization is good for profits and customers. What would you recommend as ways to achieve greater diversity?” The deadline for scholarship applications is 30 September annually.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application forms and f…

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

Brief description: Each year, the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Host Institution(s): One of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes.

Level/Field of study: Doctoral or Postdoctoral Studies or Research in any discipline

Target group: International students from more than 180 countries.  See the official website for complete list of eligible countries.

Scholarship inclusions: The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc., as applicable. Please refer to the co…

British Chevening Scholarships for International Students

Brief description: Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Host Institution(s): Any university in the UK

Level/Field(s) of study: Full-time taught Masters Degree Programme in any subject. Use the course finder to find eligible master’s degrees at every university across the UK.

Number of Awards: Around 1,500 scholarships globally will be offered.

Target group: The scholarships are targeted to citizens of Chevening-eligible countries.  See the official website for complete list of countries eligible for Chevening scholarships.

Scholarship value/inclusions: A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly living allowance, an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants …

Clark Global Scholarship Program

Brief description: The Global Scholars Program builds on Clark University’s long-standing commitment to provide a challenging education with a global focus.  The University also offers other merit scholarships for international students such as the International Traina Scholarship and the International Achievement Scholarship.

Host Institution(s): Clark University in Massachusetts, USA

Level/Field(s) of study: Eligible Bachelor’s Programme offered at the University

Target group: International students

Scholarship value/inclusions: If admitted to the Global Scholars Program, you will:
• Receive a scholarship of between $15,000 and $25,000 per year (contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal)
• Receive a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer following your sophomore or junior year.
• Participate in the Global Scholars Mentor Program, including an annual buffet dinner hosted by the president of …

Skoll MBA Scholarships at Said Business School

Brief description: The Skoll MBA Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors.

Host Institution(s): Said Business School at University of Oxford, UK.

Field of study: Full-time Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Awards: Up to 4 every year

Target group: Home/international students

Scholarship value/inclusions: The scholarship covers the full costs of tuition and college fees for the MBA programme as well as partial living expenses based on need, up to an additional £14,777.

1. Entrepreneurial action
• You have identified opportunities and taken action in order to make positive social impact
• You have spent preferably at least 3 years driving change through entrepreneurial approaches. For example, you could have:
– Started or grow…

Cambridge International Scholarships

Brief description: The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, the Cambridge International Scholarships to highest ranked international students undertaking PhD studies at the University. For UK and EU students, the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards is similarly offered.

Host Institution(s): University of Cambridge in United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study: Eligible research programmes leading to a PhD offered at the University

Target group: International students from countries outside the EU (classified as ‘overseas’ for fees purposes).

Scholarship value/inclusions: The scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.

Eligibility: A University Committee draws up one ranked list of all PhD candidates across all disciplines.  The only factors taken into consideration in agreeing this list are academic qualifications, references and research potential.  The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection…

AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women

Brief description: AAUW (the American Association of University Women) awards International Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited institutions are supported.

Host Institution(s): Accredited U.S. institutions

Level/Field(s) of study:  Graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions.

Target group: Women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.  Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

Scholarship value/inclusions:
Master’s/Professional Fellowship: $18,000
Doctorate Fellowship: $20,000
Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000

Eligibility: To be eligible for an International Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if re…

UNSW International Academic Excellence Scholarship Program

Brief description: The new UNSW International Academic Excellence Scholarship Program offers a range of scholarships and awards available for international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework.

Host Institution(s): University of New South Wales, Australia

Level/Field(s) of study: Eligible Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework Programmes offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:
• UNSW International Academic Excellence Scholarships: 2 x Full Tuition Fee Waiver
• UNSW International Academic Excellence Awards: 100 of $10,000 awards and 200 of $5,000 awards

Target group: International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The UNSW International Academic Excellence Scholarship covers the full tuition fee during the minimum duration of program while the UNSW International Academic Excellence Awards are valued up to $5,000-$10,000 and cover one term.

Eligibility: Recipients must be:
•  International students; and
•  Must be commencing full-time studi…

Winnipeg President’s Scholarships for World Leaders

Brief description: The University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for World Leaders is awarded to international students entering any of the University’s divisions for the first time

Host Institution(s): University of Winnipeg, Canada

Level/Field(s) of study: Undergraduate, Graduate, Collegiate , PACEor ELP offered at the University

Number of Scholarships: 3-15

Target group: International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The President’s Scholarship for World Leaders ranges from $3,500 – $5,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be involved in activities that demonstrate leadership and submit a complete award application by the deadline date.

Application instructions: Applicants must complete an application for admission into The University of Winnipeg by the scholarship deadline date.
3 June 2019: For fall 2019 term of ELP, PACE, Undergraduate, Collegiate Programs and Fall 2019/Winter 2020 of Graduate Programs
30 September 2019: For winter 2020 term of ELP, PACE, Undergraduate …

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship for the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies

Brief description: The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship is for students of the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies by distance learning who wish to begin their studies in October. This scholarship celebrates the career of the refugee law expert, Professor Goodwin-Gill, a close friend and supporter of the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study.

Host Institution(s): University of London, United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study: MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies by distance learning

Target group: Applications are welcomed especially from candidates based in low / middle-income countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship covers the whole course fee (£8,220). You must still cover certain additional costs, including those not directly payable to us (such as examination centre fees), as well as any re-submission fees, transfer costs, or any other fees.

Eligibility: Applicants for the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholar…

Humber International Entrance Scholarships

Brief description: Humber offers partial renewable tuition scholarships for NEW international undergraduate students beginning classes in September 2019 and January 2020.

Host Institution(s): Humber College in Toronto, Canada

Field of study: Elibible undergraduate programmes offered at the College

Target group: International Students

Scholarship value/duration: Seven (7) $5,000 scholarship and two (2) $3,000 scholarships are available in September 2019 while three (3) $5,000 scholarships and one $3,000 scholarships will be available in January 2020. The scholarships will be applied toward the successful students’ tuition fees. The scholarships are renewable but the student must maintain a minimum average of 75% in order to be eligible for renewal.

Eligibility: Applications will be considered based on academics, community involvement, referee/reference letters and statement of interest.

Application instructions: You must first apply for admissions before you can apply for the scholarship. Th…

One World Scholarship at Afro Asiatisches Institut Salzburg

Brief description: The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is a partial scholarship aimed at students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who have come to Austria on their own initiative, in order to complete their education. Prospective awardees are required to focus on questions related to development in their studies and research.

Host Institution(s): Afro Asiatisches Institut Salzburg, Austria

Level/Field(s) of study: Master or PhD programme at a university or university of applied sciences in Salzburg or Tyrol (Uni Salzburg, Uni Innsbruck, FH Salzburg, MCI, FH Kufstein); ; for PhD students: approved disposition
Possible fields of specialisation are poverty reduction, social justice, global migrations, gender equality, climate change, sustainable use of resources, food security, renewable energies, environmental protection, sustainable tourism, urbanisation, health, human rights, democratisation, good governance, fighting corruption, conflict prevention and resolution, international rel…

UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students

Brief description: The University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers the UNIL Master’s Grants on a competitive basis to international students who wish to pursue a Masters Degree at the University.

Host Institution(s): University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Level/Field(s) of study: All Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except the following
•  Master from the School of Medicine
•  Master of Education
•  Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
•  Master of criminal Law, magistracy specialism
•  All MASs (PhD programmes)
Note: For the Master of Law, only two specializations – “international and comparative law” and “legal theory” are open to applications for Masters scholarships.

Target group: International students

Number of Scholarships: Around 10

Scholarship value/duration: The scholarship is granted for the minimum statutory period of the programme chosen by the student. It amounts to CHF 1,600 per month from 15 September to 15 July (or 10 months a year) f…

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)

Brief description: 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).

Host Institution(s): Canadian Universities with Vanier CGS allocation. Without exception, the Vanier CGS is tenable only at the eligible Canadian institution that submitted the nomination.

Level/Field(s) of study: PhD programmes (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) in health research; natural sciences and/or engineering research; and social sciences and/or humanities research

Number of Scholarships: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually

Target group: Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.

Scholarship value/duration: The scholarships is worth $50,000 per year for three years.

Eligibility: To be considered for a Van…

University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

Brief description: The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).  The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities.

Host Institution(s): University of Sydney in Australia

Level/Fields of study: Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program in all research disciplines (but would depend on Faculty)

Number of Awards: Not specified.

Target group: International students commencing in both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3).

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: 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.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the USyd…

The David Oyedepo Foundation calls for Full Scholarship Applications

The David Oyedepo Foundation calls for applications From Africans who are looking to pursue an Undergraduate degree program in Landmark University and Covenant University Nigeria. The scholarship program awards scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries, and have been offered admission to specific universities in Nigeria. This scholarship program covers Full Academic fees for a maximum of 4-5 years, Travel allowances, Feeding allowances and Medical/Health Insurance or allowance.

Application Deadline: 14th July 2019

Eligible Countries: Africa

Type: Undergraduate

Eligible Field Of Study: Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Information & Communications Technology, Petroleum Engineering, Architecture, Applied Biology and Biotechnology, Microbiology, Computer Science, Economics, Accounting, Animal Science, Soil Science, Crop Science, Agricultural And Biosystem Engineering, Electrical And Inform…

Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students

Brief description: The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world.

Host Institution(s): Oxford University in UK

Level/Fields of study: Subject to limited restrictions, Rhodes Scholars may study any full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford.

Number of Scholarships: A class of 95 Scholars is selected each year

Target group: Students from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (SJLP), United Arab Emirates, United States, West Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: A Rhodes Scholarship cove…

ADB-Japan Scholarship Program for Developing Countries in Asia and Pacific

Brief description: 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 in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.  Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

Host Institution(s): ADB-JSP provides scholarships only to participating academic institutions under the Program.

Field(s) of study: Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are postgraduate studies in economics, management, health, education, agriculture,  environment, natural resource management, science and technology, and other development-related fields. Only programs offered at the participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Regions are eligible for ADB-JSP funding.


Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) International Scholarships at University of Flinders

Brief description: The Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships (International) are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University.

Host Institution(s): Flinders University, Australia

Level/Field(s) of study: Full-time research higher degree (Research Doctorate degree or Research Masters degree) offered at the University

Number of Awards: Up to 10

Target group: Citizens of any overseas country except New Zealand

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The scholarship covers the international student tuition fees, a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $27,082 (2018 rate), and an establishment allowance of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares. The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree.

• Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Maste…

DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans

Brief description: The DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year for applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, to pursue development-related Masters and PhD studies.

Host Institution(s): University of the Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-Univeristy Bochum, Germany

Field of study: Scholarships are available for full-time students of:
• MA in Development Studies
• Master in Public Administration
• the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC)
•  the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme, next deadline 30 November 2019 – separate online application platform, access and guidelines via “How to apply” section of the Bochum programme or via the course homepage)

Number of Awards: Limited

Target group: The scholarships are intended for nationals of Sub-saharan African countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions: Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel …

DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

Brief description: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany 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.

Host Institution(s): German Universities offering development-related postgraduate courses

Level/Field(s) of Study: Masters or PhD courses in Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics; Development Cooperation; Engineering and Related Sciences; Mathematics; Regional and Urban Planning; Agricultural and Forest Sciences; Natural and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Public Health; Social Sciences, Education and Law; and Media Studies.

Number of Scholarships: Limited

Target group: Young professionals from developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The scholarships include monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates…