Money needn't be a barrier to elite education.
Although it never really turns out to be as awesome as the way it’s depicted in American Pie, going to college abroad is an experience that’s second to none. But with the exorbitant fees - from allowance, to rent, to tuition, to all the other indulgences you may like to partake in - studying abroad is sure to put a dent in your bank account. When baba doesn’t have the resources to send you abroad to, ehm, study, you’ve got to look at other means of financing it. Thankfully, some kind-hearted folks all over the globe feel our pain and want to help. So if you wanna go hang out with the kangaroos down under, or prefer the weird appeal of Tokyo, there’s always a chance to get that sweet scholarship that dissipates all your woes. You’ll never know until you try!
This is a one year program of independent non-degree study at a leading university in the United States for young and mid-career professionals. They pick people who have a proven track record of leadership and public service commitment.The program offers a scholarship in the following programs:
Agricultural and Rural Development/Communications & Journalism/Economic Development/Educational Administration, Planning and Policy/Finance and Banking/Higher Education Administration/Human Resource Management/Law and Human Rights/Natural Resources, Environmental Policy and Climate Change/Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration/Public Health Policy and Management/Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention/Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)/Technology Policy and Management/Urban and Regional Planning.
The applicant must have:
- An undergraduate (first university) degree.
- A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience.
- Limited or no prior experience in the United States.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities.
- A record of public service in the community.
- English language ability.
Please contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commission in your country of residence to learn about possible specific program requirements.
October 28, 2018
This program offers a 2 year fully-funded Master’s degree to study in a US university. They encourage people in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), Agriculture and Economics to apply.
-Egyptian citizenship. Holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are ineligible.
-Applicants must reside in Egypt starting the application process till the travel date (in case of selection)
-Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of “Good” for applicants in American studies, humanities, and social sciences. Minimum of “Very Good” for applicants in the sciences
-Minimum Institutional TOEFL from AMIDEAST Egypt or any of the below ETS Authorized Distributors and/or ITP Testing Centers of 550 or its equivalent iBT (80), or IELTS (6.5).
Varies by program - February to October 2018
The University of Lausanne offers a fully-funded 1 and a half or 2 year Masters degree on a competitive basis for all programs, EXCEPT: Master from the school of Medicine, Master of Education, Master of Law and Master of Criminal law.
-Must have obtained a foreign university degree considered equivalent to a bachelor at UNIL before the beginning of the masters programme at UNIL.
-Must have distinguished yourself during your studies, especially through particularly brilliant academic results.
-Must have a language level of at least B2 (according to the European Language Portfolio global scale) in French or English according to the language in which your chosen masters is taught.
-Must not to have been registered with UNIL in the past.
-Must have paid the CHF 200.00 administration fee (see document, “list of documents to attach to your application”).
1 November 2018
The Eric Bleumink Fund awards offer a fully-funded 1 or 2 year Masters degree scholarship to talented students and young researchers from developing countries, in all fields of study.
Candidates for the Eric Bleumink Fund should:
-Have obtained conditional admission to the program of choice
-Have excellent academic performance, preferably to be confirmed by letters of recommendation
-Have excellent grades during their bachelor/undergraduate studies;
-Have excellent English language proficiency, in accordance with the admission requirements of the program of choice
-Be available for the whole period of the programme and be able to take part in the entire programme
-Be in good health, so that health insurance in the Hold the nationality of a country appearing in Appendix 1.
-Have no other means of financing the study in question
December 1, 2018
The German academic exchange service (DAAD) provides a fully-funded Masters degree scholarship for postgraduate courses at German universities. They are targeting young professionals from developing countries. The programs offered are the following:
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.
-Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.
-Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
-Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and ideally at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor).
-His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.
For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based)
Easily one of the most recognised and competitive scholarship program in the world. Chevening is the UK's government scholarhip program for international masters students, ones who have strong academic backgrounds and leading successful careers. The program awards a number of scholarships to study at most UK university's for two years, covering all and any cost for the awardees.
To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:
-Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
-Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
-Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
-Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details)
-Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 11 July 2019
-Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 11 July 2019
Applications reopening in August 2018 to study in the UK in 2019/2020.
It takes a considerable level of quality to make it to the world’s top 1% of universities, and the University of Adelaide does more than just deserve the spot. With an intense focus on scientific research and a record five Nobel Laureates under its belt, it’s more than well worth the investment to pursue post-graduate studies there. When you can charm 27,000 International students from more than 90 countries a year, you’re doing something right.
-In order to be eligible, applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree (this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year). All qualifying programs of study must be successfully completed. Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential. Extra-curricular achievements are not considered.
-International applicants must not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree.
-International applicants who have not provided evidence of their meeting the minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry by the scholarship closing date, or who have completed a Pre-Enrolment English Program to meet the entry requirements for the intended program of study, are not eligible.
-Candidates are required to enrol in the University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ and must maintain ‘international student’ status for the duration of their enrolment in the University. Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia, and citizens of New Zealand are ineligible.
31 August 2018 for Semester 1
31 January 2019 for Semester 2
The University of Sydney’s International Scholarships programme is as venerable as it is research-intensive (which is saying a lot). They offer as many research programmes in practically all disciplines depending on your choice of faculty. Better yet, they’ll gladly cover any and all tuition fees and living allowances for a whole three years, and if you’re doing a PhD, you can get an extra semester to boot.
-To be eligible for the USydIS, you must:
-Be an international student commencing full time enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University. Students may also be considered up until they have consumed a maximum of six months of course candidature.
-Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its current and emerging research strengths.
-Not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or, if undertaking a Research Master’s degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master’s degree.
-Not have held an Australia Award scholarship within two years prior to commencing the RTP Fee Scholarship.
Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.
-Not previously have received an RTP Fee Scholarship, unless the previous scholarship was for a Master by Research degree that you have completed and you are now applying for a doctorate research degree.
-Not have previously considered for the scholarship up to 3 times within the last 5 years.
Funded entirely by the Australian Government, and improving on the groundwork put in place by the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, this scholarship programme offers eligible International students with some pretty formidable degrees by research. If you find yourself eligible, it’ll cover your tuition costs, assist with living costs and even offer allowances for added costs.
To be eligible for a RTP Stipend, RTP Fees Offset or RTP Allowance, a student must be a domestic student or an overseas student enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian HEP. The basic eligibility criteria for an RTP are listed in Section 1.5 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017.
The deadline varies per university but is around April-October each year.
It’s not every day that you find a scholarship that can take care of your healthcare costs, in addition to tuition and living expenses. You need to be pretty exemplary though; only 10 AGRTP scholarships are available every year (pretty steep). One of the better ways to get your hands on a Higher Degree by Research, Flinders University has been making a name for itself since its establishment in the 60’s for being among the tops when it comes to postgraduate research.
-Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.
-Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Hons degree (this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year)
-Applicants must have met the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.
-Applicants must not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications are only open to students commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.
-Applicants must not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship.
Please see the conditions of award for full eligibility criteria.
The closing date for applications is 31 August 2018.
Only about 600 of these are offered every year, but with 100% fee remission of up to AUD$110,000, it’s well worth the time and initial financial investment. Open to International students, and offering an extensive number of post-graduate disciplines, the Melbourne Research Scholarship programme can open a wealth of educational and professional opportunities for those willing to brave the scholarly Australian wilds.
To be considered for a Graduate Research Scholarship, you must have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master by research or Doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne.
The University assesses applications for scholarships on an ongoing basis. For specific closing dates, refer to the relevant faculty/school.
Integrated water management is the only research subject this program covers at Australia's Griffith University, locted in South East Queensland. The public research university was founded in 1971, and have over 40,000 students.
-To apply for an IWC Masters Scholarship, candidates must have at least two years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience) relevant to the program and following completion of an undergraduate degree.
-To view the entry requirements for the MIWM program, please check the Griffith website for entry requirements for international applicants.
-The scholarship targets very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) who in the future want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries. The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.
-The main DAAD criteria for selection are: the study results, knowledge of English (and German), political and social engagement, a convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit after the return to the home country.
- The latest university degree should have been obtained during the six years prior to the application for the scholarship. Applicants cannot be considered if they have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of application.
All Master courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants at any case.
1 August 2018
Canada's Humber College for international undergrads is a slightly easy one to get into if you're serious, however it will keep your hands full to keep it up. The program awards full and partial renewable tuition scholarships, condition for renewability is maintaing a minimal average of 75%. Humber College, also known as The Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, is a publicly funded Toronto university. It opened in 1967 and its programs cover a wide range of academic fields.
Applications will be considered based on academics, community involvement, referee/reference letters and statement of interest.
28 September 2018 for semester beginning January 2019
17 May 2019 for semester beginning September 2019
If your planned PhD is on either health, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, or humanities, this is the program for you. The program is open for Canadian and international researchers, awarding $150K over three doctoral years.
To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:
-be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
-be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
-intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
-not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2019
-have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average; and
-must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree
To Egyptians, Japan may be an odd option. However this view is not exclusive to Egyptians. Japan is actually kind of weird, in all the right ways. If setting sail to the West is not necessarily a priority for you when you're looking for scholarship program, check out the Japanese government scholarship program for international undergrads.
(1) Age: Applicants, in principle, must have been born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 2002.
(2) Academic Background: Applicants must meet one of the following conditions. However, applicants desiring direct placement must satisfy either the following ① or ③ condition.
(3) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese.
(5) Health: Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician attesting that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan.
(7) Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2019. If an applicant is to enroll in his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he/she must be able to arrive in Japan during the period specified by the accepting university within two weeks before and after the starting date of the university’s relevant academic term for that year.
(7) Visa Requirement: An applicant shall, in principle, obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.”
Please refer to the official website for complete eligibility criteria and conditions of the scholarship.
Varies per country
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