Top 30 International Scholarships offered by the World’s Top Universities

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Do you want to study at a top University abroad? The Word’s Top Universities can be found in different parts of the world – USA, Australia, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, France, etc. A number of these top Universities offer scholarship programs for oustanding international students. We list scholarship programs offered by Universities included in the top 250 universities around the world in 2013.

Top 15 University Scholarships Open to ALL* International Students

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Not everyone can apply to just any scholarship. First, you have to meet certain criteria to be eligible for a particular scholarship, and one of those criteria is your citizenship. There are those scholarships that target students from a specific region or country but there are those scholarships which are open to all international students. If you are from a developing country, also see scholarships specifically for developing country students.

Top 15 Full Scholarships* for International Students

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Not all scholarships are created equal. Some scholarship programs only offer tuition fee waivers, some only offer living allowances, while some only offer a one-time cash grant but there are those scholarship programs that offer a lot more. These kind of scholarship programs provide most, if not all, of what you need to pursue your studies abroad. *Full scholarships in this list pertains to scholarships that cover at the least, both the tuition fee and living expenses.

Top 10 International Scholarships for Commonwealth Countries

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Under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), member countries of the Commonwealth offer Commonwealth Scholarships to other member countries. Through the scholarships, citizens of developing/developed Commonwealth countries can study in other developed/developing member countries*.  Aside from Commonwealth scholarships, there are University scholarships that are targeted to students from Commonwealth countries.

Top 10 Scholarships for the Best International Students

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If you are a bright, talented, or motivated international student, the best scholarships are for your taking. scholars4dev.com lists the ten most prestigious international scholarship programs out there for the brightest international students from different parts of the world.  If you are from a developing country, also see top scholarships for developing country students.

Top 15 Scholarships in Netherlands for International Students

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Along with UK and Germany, the Netherlands is one of the top destinations for international students looking to pursue free studies in Europe.  The degrees offered by Dutch institutions are internationally recognized and there are a significant number of scholarships in Netherlands offered by Dutch Colleges and Universities as well as scholarships granted by the Dutch government and institutions.

Top 45 Scholarships in Europe for International Students

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Each year, billions 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 EU scholarships to attract international students into Europe. Like European students, foreign students are eligible to apply to hundreds of Universities in Europe that are tuition-free.

Top 25 Scholarship Programs in Sweden for International Students

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Up until 2010,  Sweden has been one of the few countries in Europe where you can study for free. The Swedish Government has then passed a law that charges tuition and application fees for students from non-EU/EEA countries to be supplemented by Swedish Scholarship Programs. In addition, a significant number of Swedish Universities still offer scholarships in the form of tuition waivers for international students.

Top 45 International Scholarship Programs Offered Every Year

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A significant number of international scholarships are offered annually. Even if you missed the scholarship deadline last year or this year, you can always plan to apply at a later time when you are more ready and/or more qualified. Please take note that annual scholarship programs are not perpetual, it might be temporarily or permanently discontinued at any given time subject to the availability of funds.

Top 20 Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarships for International Students

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While there are tuition free universities, there are also universities that offer tuition fee waivers for excellent international students.  Scholarships in the form of  full or partial tuition fee waivers are the most common international scholarships offered by Universities. Tuition fee scholarships are the next best thing to fully-funded scholarships in a sense that a good portion of your study costs is already covered.

UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award

Univ of British Columbia
Bachelor’s Degree

Deadline: 10 Dec 2014 (annual)
Study in:  Canada
Course starts 2015

University of Bern Masters Grants for International Students

University of Bern
Masters Degree

Deadline: 28 Nov 2014 (annual)
Study in:  Switzerland
Course starts September 2015

Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)

University of Melbourne
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 Oct/31 May (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Next course starts 2015

Clarendon Fund Scholarships at University of Oxford

Oxford University Press
Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 9 Jan/23 Jan 2015 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts October 2015

Oxford Perishing Square Graduate Scholarships

Perishing Square Foundation
MBA/Masters Degree 

Deadline: 9/23 Jan 2015 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2015

Reach Oxford Scholarships for Developing Country Students

University of Oxford
Undergraduate Degree

Deadline: 15 Oct 2014 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts 2015

Macquarie Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Macquarie University
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Jan 2015 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Next course starts 2015

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships at University of Arts London

University of Arts London
Masters Degree

Deadline: 30 Sept 2014
Study in: UK
Course starts January 2015

Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries

DFID
Master’s/PhD Degree

Deadline: 3 Dec 2014 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts AY 2015-2016

Westminster International Scholarships

University of Westminster
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 17 Oct 2014 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Next course starts January 2015

USH Transform Together Scholarships for International Students

Sheffield Hallam University
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Nov/31 May 2014
Study in: London, UK
Next course starts January 2015 

UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students

University of Lausanne
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Dec 2014 (annual)
Study in: Switzerland
Course starts September 2015

British Chevening Scholarships for International Students

British Government/FCO
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Nov 2014 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts AY 2015/2016

Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Gates Cambridge Trust
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 Oct/2 Dec 2014 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts October 2015

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