Masters Degree Scholarships for International Students
Joint Japan World Bank Scholarships (various countries)
The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) sponsors students from developing countries to pursue one of the preferred and partner masters programs at participating Universities around the world. The scholarship covers the scholar’s tuition fees, travel costs, and living allowance.
ADB Japan Scholarship Program (Asian countries)
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 at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a monthly subsistence and housing allowance, an allowance for books and instructional materials, medical insurance, and travel expenses.
OFID Scholarships (any country)
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) scholarships are open to qualified students from developing countries who wish to pursue Master’s Degree in a subject related to development at any recognized University of his/her choice. The scholarship covers tuition fees, allowance, health insurance, relocation grant, and travel costs.
Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships (any country)
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis.
Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants (various countries)
The Rotary Foundation Global Grants can be used to fund graduate-level coursework or research or its equivalent in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus for a term of one to four academic years. The study grants are valued at least $30,000.
British Chevening Scholarships (UK)
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme which offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. Most Chevening Scholarships cover: tuition fees; a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual); an economy class return airfare to the UK; additional grants to cover essential expenditure. Some scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme at UK Universities (UK)
The UK Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are intended for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to afford to undertake Master’s level study in the UK, to gain skills and knowledge which will allow them to contribute to the development of their home countries. Each scholarship provides approved tuition and examination fees, approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award, stipend, thesis grant, warm clothing allowance, study travel grant, and excess baggage allowance.
University of the West of England Chancellor’s Scholarships (UK)
The University of the West of England, Bristol offers more than £100,000 worth of scholarships for international students each year. This includes the Chancellor’s Scholarship wherein the recipient will be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of the course. The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for one academic year.
See also: UWE Millennium Development Scholarships
Westminster Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships (UK)
The Westminster Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships is the University’s most prestigious award and is aimed at fully funding a student from a developing country to study a full-time Masters degree at the University. The scholarship includes full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.
See also Westminster Full Tuition Fee Waivers
Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham (UK)
The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students from Africa, India or one of the developing countries of the Commonwealth who want to study a Masters Degree at the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country. Each year, 105 scholarships are awarded– 30 scholarships will cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cover 50% of the tuition fee.
University of Bradford Scholarships for Developing Countries in Crisis (UK)
The University of Bradford Countries in Crisis Scholarships are intended to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc. The scholarship are towards any full-time Master’s Programme (except MBA) offered at the University. Each scholarship is worth approximately £25,000 which includes full tuition fees and accommodation plus living costs.
University of East Anglia Development Scholarships (UK)
The University of East Anglia is offering one full scholarship for international students who wish to pursue Masters Degree in International development courses offered by the School of International Development. The scholarship covers the full fees.
Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s degree programme offered at Leiden University. The scholarships come in the form of the following: €10,000 of the tuition fee, €15,000 of the tuition fee, or total tuition fee minus the home fee.
Utrecht University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University. The scholarship can be awarded as tuition fees OR tuition fees plus 11,000 euro living expenses.
University of Maastricht Holland High Potential Scholarships (Netherlands)
University of Maastricht Holland High Potential Scholarships are made available to talented students from outside the EU/EEA to follow a Master’s programme at Maastricht University. The scholarships cover tuition fee, living expenses per month, insurance, and visa costs.
Radboud University Scholarship Programme (Netherlands)
The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a selected number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen. The scholarship is not an amount of money that you will receive on your bank account but consists of a partial tuition waiver. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. In addition, the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance.
University of Twente Scholarships (Netherlands)
University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from non-EEA countries who are applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. The scholarship amount is from € 6,000 – € 25,000 for one year.
Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) awards scholarships to exceptionally talented students from outside the EU/EEA to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam. The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 covering tuition and living expenses for one academic year.
See also Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
VU University Amsterdam Fellowship Programme (Netherlands)
The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective students from outside the EU/EEA the unique opportunity to pursue a degree in a selection of Master’s programmes at VU University. The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. VUFP scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs.
TU Delft Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Delft University of Technology offers the Justus & Louise van Effen scholarship which aims to financially supporting excellent international MSc students wishing to study at TU Delft. The scholarship covers the tuition fees and monthly allowance for living expenses.
Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to highly-qualified international students from several countries who wants to pursue full-time master’s level studies in Sweden. The scholarship covers tuition fee, living expenses, some travel grant, and insurance.
Chalmers IPOET Scholarships (Sweden)
Chalmers will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships to prospective fee-paying students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue any Masters Degree Programme offered at the University. The scholarship is a 75% reduction of the tuition fees for 4 semesters (2 year programme).
Uppsala IPK Scholarships (Sweden)
Uppsala University awards the IPK scholarships to oustanding non-EU/EEA students applying for Master’s programmes at the University. Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition but not living expenses.
University of Gothenburg Study Scholarships (Sweden)
The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship is aimed at applicants who have to pay tuition fees for their studies at the University of Gothenburg. The scholarship covers the tuition fee for a Master’s Programme.
Umea University Scholarships for International Students (Sweden)
Umeå University offers scholarships to talented and high-achieving non-EU/EEA citizens who wish to pursue one of the English-taught Master’s study programmes offered at the University. The scholarships are in the form of full or partial reduction of the tuition fee.
ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship Programme (Switzerland)
ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programmes: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) and the Master Scholarship Programme (MSP). The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The Master Scholarship Programme consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 6,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.
University of Lausanne Master’s Grant for Foreign Students (Switzerland)
The University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers scholarships to international students who wishes to pursue a Masters Degree at the University through the UNIL Master’s Grants. The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme.
University of Geneva Excellence Master Fellowships (Switzerland)
The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva offers scholarships for outstanding students from any university who wish to pursue a Masters of Science Programme offered by the Faculty of Science. The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10,000 to CHF 15,000 per year.
ENS International Selection Scholarships (France)
Each year, the ENS organizes an international selection allowing about twenty of the most promising international students, either in Science or in Arts & Humanities, to follow a three-year Master’s Degree and Diploma at the ENS. Scholars receive a monthly grant of approximately 1,000 Euros.
Ampere Excellence Scholarships for International Students (France)
The Ampère Scholarships of Excellence provide excellent international students with the opportunity to pursue one of the eligible Masters programs offered at ENS de Lyon. The scholarship is worth €1000/month for a duration of 12 months and is renewable.
VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships (Belgium)
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow an English-taught Masters programme at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium. The scholarships cover allowance, travel costs, accommodation, insurance, tuition fees, and other program related costs.
K.U. Leuven Scholarships for International Students (Belgium)
The Science@Leuven Scholarship are for motivated and talented international students, interested in participating in an international master programme of the Faculty of Science of the K.U.Leuven. The amount of the scholarship can be up to 10,000 Euro for 1 year. The scholarship will always cover the tuition fee for 1 year, the insurance and a basic health insurance coverage. The amount awarded for living expenses can vary.
DAAD Scholarships with Relevance to Developing Countries (Germany)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships 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. Full and partial scholarships are available.
KAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries (Germany)
The KAAD scholarships are targeted to post-graduates and academics from developing or emerging countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America who already gained professional experience and who are interested in postgraduate studies (or research stays) in Germany.
Danish State Tuition Fee Waivers and Scholarships at Roskilde University (Denmark)
A limited number of Danish state tuition fee waivers and scholarships are offered to highly talented students at graduate level, who come from countries outside of the EU/EEA and need a residence permit to study at Roskilde University. The scholarships include a tuition fee waiver and approximately DKK 7,800 per month to cover living expenses in Denmark.