Top 25 Foreign Government Scholarships for International Students

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As part of their commitment to international development cooperation and to promote internationalization of their education systems, governments of developed countries such as USA, UK, Australia, Japan, and many countries in Europe award government-funded scholarships to outstanding international students from around the world.

25 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 2014.

Top 25 International Scholarships for Development-Related Studies

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There are a significant number of scholarships offered by Universities, Foreign Governments, and International Organizations that support development-related studies such as agriculture, education, global health, environment, public policy, peace, water and sanitation etc. There are also those scholarships that support general fields of study that help in the development of one’s home country.

Germany Tuition Free Universities and Scholarships for International Students

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Germany has become a popular destination for foreign students looking for an international education. German Universities offers internationally recognized programs at a relatively cheaper cost compared to UK, USA or Australia. Moreover, there are a significant number of available scholarships that allows foreign students to study in Germany for free.

25 Excellence Scholarships for Excellent International Students

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Although not all, most scholarship programs are merit-based meaning scholars are chosen based on academic merit or in others forms such as leadership, athletic, or artistic merits.  Merit-based scholarships are sometimes referred to as excellence scholarships since it seeks out the most bright and most talented students.  In this list, scholars4dev.com highlights the most popular merit-based scholarships out there.

33 University-wide Scholarships* for International Students

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University-wide scholarships, as its name implies, are scholarships which are generally available for any subject, course, or field of study offered at the University*. Although there might be some exceptions (e.g. Medicine, Law, MBA, etc.), these scholarships generally cover all or most courses offered by the University. Knowing this type of scholarship could help you find more scholarship options in different Universities around the world.

100+ MBA Scholarships for International Students

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Finding a scholarship for an MBA Degree can prove to be a challenging task but there are a significant number to be found – over a hundred. To help prospective MBA students find these scholarships, scholars4dev.com and mbascholarships101.com compiled links to scholarship pages of top Business Schools and prepared a  list of International MBA Scholarships for developing country students and women.

Top 15 Research Scholarships for International Students

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One of the most well-funded international scholarships are research scholarships. Foreign governments fund international research scholarships to establish their countries as global research hubs. Universities set up international research scholarship programs to attract high quality students to contribute to their research efforts. Research scholarships are usually towards Masters by Research/Thesis or PhD Degree.

Top 10 Commonwealth 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 International Scholarships for Women

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Through scholarships, women are encouraged to pursue higher education and research in fields such as Science, Business, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Peace, and International Development. To celebrate International Women’s Day, scholars4dev.com presents a list of top 10 International Scholarships for Women.

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IWC Masters Scholarships for International Students

International Water Centre
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 1 Aug 2015 (annual)
Study in: Australia
Next course starts Feb 2016

DAAD Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance

DAAD
Masters Degree

Deadline: 31 July 2015
Study in:  Germany
Next course starts Sept-Oct 2016

Edinburgh Global Health Academy Master’s Scholarship

University of Edinburgh
Masters Degree

Deadline: 29 May 2015 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2015

ANU International University Scholarship

Australian National University
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 29 June 2015 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts Semester 2, 2015

Macquarie Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Macquarie University
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 30 June 2015 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Next course starts Session 2, 2015

Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)

University of Melbourne
Masters/PhD Degree

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

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships in Australia for International Students

Australian Gov’t
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 30 June 2015 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2016

DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

DAAD
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: Aug-Oct 2015 (annual)
Study in:  Germany
Next course starts 2016

Mexican Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Mexican Government
Postgraduate Degree

Deadline: 31 Aug 2015 (annual)
Study in: Mexico
Course starts 2016

Westminster Disaster Regeneration Scholarship

University of Westminster
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 1 May 2015 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2015

University of Bradford Global Development Scholarships

University of Bradford
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 May 2015
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2015

Fondation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarships for African and Asian Women

Fondation Rainbow Bridge/HEC
MBA Degree

Deadline: 15 Jun/26 Nov (annual)
Study in:  Paris, France
Course starts Sept 2015/Jan 2016

Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

Australian Government
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: varies, May-Oct (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2015/2016

Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Italian Government
Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 13 May 2015
Study in: Italy
Course starts 2016 

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