Deadline: 1 March (annual)
Study in: Denmark
Next course starts Sept 2016
Deadline: 1 March (annual)
Study in: Denmark
Next course starts Sept 2016
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.
Roskilde University in Denmark
Level/Field(s) of study:
Eligible Masters programmes offered at the University. The university reserves the right to decide in each admission round that only applicants for specific master programmes are considered for a tuition fee waivers and scholarships.
Number of Scholarships:
International students outside the EU/EEA
Tuition fee waiver and approximately DKK 7,800 per month to cover living expenses in Denmark.
The tuition fee waiver and scholarship has a maximum length of 22 months for programmes that start in September.
In order to be eligible to apply for a tuition fee waiver and scholarship, you must be a non-EU/EEA citizen that is required to pay tuition fees.
You apply by uploading a motivational letter and CV outlining your academic and occupational background to your online application for admission to the master programmes within the deadline.
If you do not have a bachelor’s degree from Denmark or have completed more than one bachelor’s degree, and one of them is completed outside of Denmark or have completed a 1½ years top-up bachelor’s degree in Denmark on basis of a degree completed outside of Denmark and/or are a non-EU/EEA citizen and need a residence permit based on studies, you must apply for admission no later than 1 March for the September entry.
It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.
Deadline: 30 June 2016
The ISIC Association, StudyPortals and British Council IELTS are launching The Global Study Awards for international students from any country to study in any educational institution OUTSIDE of their own country.
The Global Study Awards recognizes studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students, opening their minds to alternative ways of personal life and professional career, as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance.
The winners will be selected based on how the students plan to make an impact on society, and improve their intercultural skills through their studies.
The Global Study Awards is designed to support highly motivated, talented individuals who can actively demonstrate:
Successful candidates will be willing to engage with the British Council IELTS, ISIC and StudyPortals communities, and publicly share their experiences with other students.
The Global Study Awards will be available to prospective students in all countries worldwide.
The Global Study Awards will enable the successful candidate(s) to study abroad, on any chosen undergraduate or postgraduate programme at a higher education institution. The Global Study Awards cannot be used by a successful candidate to study domestically.
From the eligible candidates the Global Study Awards holders should:
Citizens of ALL countries worldwide
Any accredited university or higher educational institution worldwide
Fields of study
Any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme
Number of awards
The Global Study Awards will be offered to 9 students who will be starting their studies in 2016. Up to four awards will be granted in the first round, while Up to five awards with be granted in the second round.
A maximum of 52 weeks
An individual global study award has a maximum value of £10,000.
The Award prize will be applied toward the cost of tuition fees in the first instance, paid directly to the Higher Education Institution that the successful candidate will attend.
If tuition fees are below the maximum individual award fund of £10,000, the remaining funds may be allocated per diem for living costs for a maximum of 52 weeks starting from when the student first registered at the higher education institution.
Method of Application
To apply, fill in the ‘Apply for the Global Study Awards‘ box found on the official website. Your FULL NAME, EMAIL and LEVEL (i.e. Undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral) would be required for you to create an account and make an application.
It is important to visit the official scholarship website (link to it is below) to commence your applications.
Applications for the FIRST ROUND open from 15 August 2015 to 30 November 2015 for students starting their studies abroad between 1 January 2016 and 30 April 2016.
Applications for the SECOND ROUND open from 15 January 2016 to 30 June 2016 for students starting their studies abroad between 1 August 2016 and 31 October 2016.
British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunity and cultural relations and is represented in 107 countries worldwide. It connects people worldwide with the learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
ISIC Association is the non-profit organisation behind the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). First established in 1953, the ISIC card is now issued to students in over 130 countries to all bonafide students over the age of 12, regardless of their nationality, race, gender or religion.
StudyPortals is the international study choice platform, enabling students to find and compare their study options across borders.
Visit the Official Website for more details.
Deadline: 20 April 2016
Study in: Canada
Course starts Sept 2016
York University, known for championing new ways of thinking, invites international students to apply to the York World Scholars (YWS) program. The program is for high-achieving students with strong oral and written communication skills, who want to pursue a double major (a combination of two programs resulting in a unique degree) in the humanities, the social sciences, languages and professional fields.
York University, Canada
Level/Fields of study:
Double Major Bachelor’s degree in one of the following combinations:
Number of Awards:
The top three World Scholars will receive a tuition waiver of up to $20,000. Those with a Grade Point Average of 80% or above will be eligible for scholarships up to $2500. Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.
As a York World Scholar applicant, you will also be automatically considered for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies International Student Entrance Scholarship. Eligible candidates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) between 90% and 94.9% will receive $2,000; candidates with a GPA of 95% or higher will receive $3000.
You must meet York’s international admission requirements, found here: Click here Future students eligibility
International applicants can apply through the Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC) (if they are interested in applying to other Ontario Universities) OR they can use the York online application (if they are interested in applying to York only). After submitting the OUAC application, two statements of interest are required:
a. A statement of 400 words describing the double major combination you have chosen and why.
b. A statement of 200 words explaining who you envision yourself to be in the next five years.
The OUAC application and both statements are due no later than 20 April 2016.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more information
Deadline: Jan-July 2016
Study in: USA & Africa
Course starts September 2016
The vision of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is to educate and develop academically qualified yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. This $500 million program will provide students in secondary school and university with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to contribute to economic and social progress across Africa.
The following universities/institutions were selected for their commitment to academic excellence, nurturing environments, and programs relevant to growth sectors in Africa, such as manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, and agriculture:
• African Leadership Academy, South Africa
• Ashesi University, Ghana
• American University of Beirut, USA
• Arizona State University, USA
• Camfed , USA
• Brac, Uganda
• Duke University, USA
• Earth University, Costa Rica
• Forum for African Women Educationalists, Kenya
• Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
• Makerere University, Uganda
• McGill University, Canada
• Michigan State University, USA
• Stanford University, USA
• University of British Columbia, Canada
• University of California, Berkeley, USA
• University of Pretoria, South Africa
• University of Toronto, Canada
• Wellesley College, USA
• University of Cape Town, South Africa
Field(s) of study:
Approved fields of studies offered by participating Universities/Institutions. See the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship pages of the Universities/Institutions above.
Number of Scholarships:
The Scholarship Programs aims to give out $500 million worth of scholarships to 15,000 African students in 10 years.
Citizens of Sub-Saharan Africa
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is designed to provide students with holistic support, including:
Comprehensive Scholarships: Students receive financial support for fees, uniforms, books and supplies, transportation, accommodation, and stipends.
21st Century Skill Building: Students benefit from enrichment in skill areas relevant to employment success, such as critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurship.
Transition Support: Students will receive support during their transition into secondary school, university or the workforce with mentoring, career counseling, internships, leadership development, and other life skills coaching.
Give-back Component: An integral component of the Program is the commitment from the Scholars to give back to their communities and countries of origin. Students will demonstrate this commitment through volunteerism and community service, as well as other forms of experiential learning.
Alumni Network: Graduates of the Scholars Program will be connected through an alumni network that offers information, resources, and opportunities to consult with other graduates.
Please check the specific eligibility criteria of the host institution/university you are interested in.
Applications must be made directly to the participating university/institution of your choice. Deadline varies but is around January-July 2016.
It is important to visit the institution’s or university’s websites (see above links) and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more information.
Deadline: 10 March 2016
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.
JJ/WBGSP scholars must commit to returning home to their country upon graduation in order to use their enhanced knowledge and skills towards their community’s, country’s, or region’s development.
Host Institutions/Programs of study:
Target group: Developing country nationals
The scholarship is fully funded and provides the following benefits for the recipient only: tuition for the graduate program, monthly subsistence allowance, economy class air travel, and basic medical insurance. See the complete list of benefits at this link.
Please note all JJ/WBGSP partner and preferred masters programs are 2 years or less and the scholarship covers the duration of the program.
The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow.
• Not be a dual citizen of any developed country.
• Be under the age of 45 on the Application Deadline date.
• Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group.
• Hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) earned before 2013.
• Have at least 3 years of development-related experience since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and within the past six years from the date of the Application Deadline.
• Have been accepted unconditionally (except for funding) to enroll in the upcoming academic year in one of the JJ/WBGSP preferred university master’s programs listed on the JJ/WBGSP website, and located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence.
• Be in good health, with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar on a continuous full-time basis for the duration of the master’s program, as certified by a medical doctor less than 3 months before the start of the master’s program.
• Not received any scholarship funding to earn a Graduate degree or its equivalent from any other sources funded by the government of Japan.
For scholarships to one of the preferred master’s programs, you need to apply to the university to be accepted into the program and also apply directly to JJ/WBGSP for the scholarship. The deadline for JJ/WBGSP scholarship applications for the academic year 2016-17 is 10 March 2016, 12 noon EST.
For scholarships to one of the partner master’s programs, please first apply to at least one of the partner university master’s programs. The university will send the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat a short list of eligible candidates who have been accepted by the partner program, and the JJ/WBGSP Steering Committee will award scholarships to a subset of the short-listed applicants.
It is important to read the Application Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Visit the Official Website for more details.
Deadline: July 1 2016 (annual)
Location: University College London, UK
The Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students from any country, who without the support of the scholarship would be unable to secure the funding required to study at UCL, and who can demonstrate their intention to make full use of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union.
Field of Study: Any Undergraduate Programme offered at the University
The scholarship is worth £9,000 per annum and scholars may choose to use all or part of the scholarship to cover fees. Any remainder is paid to the scholar as a maintenance stipend.
The scholarship is for one year in the first instance, but will be renewed subject to satisfactory progress, for up to a total of three years.
• holding an offer of admission to UCL for full-time undergraduate study in any department;
• in financial hardship, and be able to demonstrate that without the scholarship they would be unable to study at UCL;
• preferably aged 25 or below at the time of commencing their studies;
• able to demonstrate that they have broad interests and intend to be actively involved in and contribute to the life of the university.
Applicants must provide UCL Student Number or UCAS Application in their application. Complete applications and supporting documentations should be submitted by email before Friday, 1 July 2016 at 5pm.
It is important to read the Guidance Notes and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Visit the Official Website for further details.
Deadline: varies, Jan-May 2016
Location: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for a University of Amsterdam Masters Scholarship.
Field(s) of study:
Eligible Masters Degree programme offered by the following Faculties:
Depending on the faculty, the scholarship can vary between €2,000 – €24,000. The Amsterdam Merit Scholarship can sometimes be supplemented with the Holland Scholarship, of which the University of Amsterdam is a participating member.
Candidates wishing to take part in the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship programme must meet the following requirements:
Please read the full eligibility criteria at the official website and take note of additional eligibility criteria found at the faculty pages.
Applications to some Faculties are already closed.
You must have been fully admitted to a degree program at the University before you can be considered for this scholarship.
The faculties and international schools award scholarships themselves; as such, regulations may vary. Students interested in an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship may contact the faculty or international school offering the study programme of their choice for more information. Deadline for applications varies per Faculty but is around January to May when starting in September.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Visit the Official Scholarship Website for further details.
Norway offers you a unique student experience and Norwegian institutions of higher education welcome applications sent by qualified students from all over the world.
Internationalisation is a priority within all sectors of the Norwegian education system, and universities and university colleges are constantly working to facilitate for international students. Around 15 000 foreign nationals are currently enrolled at Norwegian institutions of higher education. International students may apply for admission to a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes. You may come to Norway as student through established exchange programmes, institutional agreements or as a so called “free mover”, where you arrange the stay by yourself (type of study, length and financing).
With a wide range of high quality courses and great flexibility, Norwegian institutions prove to be an ideal study destination. From vocational subjects to postgraduate and doctorate level, there are plenty of opportunities for students to fulfil their ambitions. You will also benefit from the informal atmosphere at Norwegian universities and university colleges, where teachers are easily approachable and tuition often takes place in small groups. Most institutions also have well equipped computer facilities with free Internet access.
Study off the beaten track
In our northern corner of the world you can combine your studies with exciting outdoor activities, both winter and summer. You can see the Aurora Borealis (“Northern lights”), experience the midnight sun, fjords and mountains. Challenge yourself with skiing, white water rafting or climbing. Or simply enjoy the fresh air, clean water and lots and lots of space. As a student in Norway you will never be short of possibilities for unique nature experiences.
“Nothing is for free” is a saying that is true in many cases. But in Norway it is possible to get quality education without having to pay tuition fees. If certain prerequisites are met you could also be eligible for financial support that can pay for your living expenses. Through various fellowship programmes, scholarship schemes or student loans, international students can receive funding for a full degree or a limited number of semesters.
No tuition fees
Generally, students at state universities and university colleges do not pay tuition fees. This is true for all levels, including undergraduate studies, Masters programmes and Ph.D. programmes. However, students will have to pay a semester fee of NOK 300-600($35 – $70) each semester. In order to take an exam this fee will have to be paid in full. But the fee also grants you membership in the local student welfare organisation, which in turn entitles you to several benefits. These benefits may include on campus health services, counselling, access to sports facilities and cultural activities.
Deadline: March 31 2016 (annual)
Location: University of Bologna, Italy
The University of Bologna awards 40 study grants to deserving international students who wish to register for First, Single and Second Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna for the academic year 2016/2017.
Field(s) of study: First, Single, and Second Cycle Degree Programmes offered at the University.
Application is open exclusively to candidates who are in possession of all the following requirements:
You will also need to sit one of the following tests by the application deadline:
Applications must be submitted from 20 January 2016 at 12.00 pm to 31 March 2016 at 5.00 pm (CET), exclusively via Studenti Online as explained in the call for applications.
It is important to read the 2016/17 Call for Applications and visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Visit the Official Scholarship Website for further details.
Deadline: April 15, 2016
New Zealand Government is offering scholarships for students starting full-time postgraduate degree programmes in 2016. Scholarships are available for national of African Commonwealth countries, Africa – non-Commonwealth countries, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean Commonnwealth countries and Caribbean non-Commonnwealth countries.
New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country.
The New Zealand Aid Programme delivers New Zealand’s official support for developing countries. The purpose of New Zealand’s aid is to develop shared prosperity and stability in the Pacific and beyond, drawing on the best of New Zealand’s knowledge and skills.
Applicants must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Scholarship:
The entitlements of the Scholarship include full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between your home country and New Zealand at the start and end of your scholarship, home leave or reunion travel for some eligible scholars, pastoral and academic support at your institution, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and a commitment to the development of their home country. Preference is also given to candidates who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applications for New Zealand Development Scholarships are welcomed from the following countries. African Commonwealth countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Africa – non-Commonwealth countries: Algeria, Angola, Dijbouti, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gambia, Senegal, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Asia: Mongolia, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Euador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Caribbean Commonnwealth countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominca, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Caribbean non-Commonnwealth countries: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Suriname.