List of List of Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships for International Students
Why study in Finland as an international student? The Finnish education system is regarded one of the best in the world and Finnish Universities offer about 450 international programmes in English. Finland is also one of the few remaining countries in the world where tuition fee is free for everyone including international students*. The Finnish Government also offers some doctoral scholarships for international students.
Not all scholarships are created equal. Some scholarships are in the form of tuition fee waivers only, some only cover living expenses, while some offer a partial cash grant but there are those scholarship programs that cover both tuition fee and living expenses and sometimes include travel costs, book allowance, insurance, etc. Fully funded scholarships provide most, if not all, of what you need to pursue your studies abroad.
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.
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 around the world. If you are from a developing country, also see top 10 scholarships for developing country students.
If you want to improve academically and professionally but don’t have the time and money to pursue full time studies, trainings or short courses are just right for you. In terms of improving your chances in scholarship and job applications, taking short courses allow you to upgrade your skills and boost your academic qualifications. scholars4dev.com lists the top 5 training scholarships and free online short courses for international students like you.
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 2015.
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.
There are a number of international fellowships open to students, researchers, and professionals for study, research, or professional undertaking at Universities, Institutions, and Organizations around the world. Fellowships can be towards academic, research, or professional development activities. Some fellowships are specific to a particular field of study or a target group.
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.
If you want to study anywhere or in your own country and at the same time want the benefit of an international education, distance learning education is for you. It is cheaper than actually studying abroad because everything is done online. scholars4dev.com made a list of online degree scholarships and free online courses to help you get an online education for free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chancellor’s/Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships are some of the most prestigious scholarship awards offered by some Universities in UK and Australia to excellent international students. Typically, it is funded by the Chancellor’s/Vice-Chancellor’s office and could either be in the form of full/partial tuition fee waivers and may include stipend/bursary.