Government-funded International Scholarships
The Fulbright Scholarship Program is the flagship international exchange scholarship program between the U.S. Government and 155 countries. Each year, approximately 1,800 Fulbright scholarships are awarded to excellent foreign students who wish to pursue a Masters or PhD Degree in the United States. The Fulbright Scholarship Program provides full funding for the duration of the study which includes tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.
The Chevening Scholarships is the flagship global scholarship program of the British Government. Every year, it provides scholarships to around 1000 outstanding students from over 130 countries who wish to pursue postgraduate study in the UK. Chevening Scholarships are full scholarships which cover tuition fees, monthly stipend and various one-off allowances as well as international travel to and from UK.
The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide full financial support for international students to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters (up to 2 years) or PhD level (up to 4 years) either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia. The scholarships includes tuition fees, travel allowance, establishment allowance, monthly stipend, health insurance, and travel insurance.
The Federal Foreign Office of Germany, through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a wide range scholarships to outstanding foreign students, graduates, doctoral students, and young and early-stage researchers from all academic disciplines as well as from the fields of music, art, and performing arts. Funding varies per scholarship but generally includes a monthly payment based on the scholarship holder’s academic level and may include travel expenses, health insurance, accident insurance, and personal/private liability insurance. DAAD awards more than 70,000 scholars every year.
The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers. These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution. The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, special lodging allowance, etc.
The Eiffel scholarship program was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a tool to allow French higher education institutions to attract the best foreign students for master’s and PhD degree programs. Eiffel scholarship-holders on Master’s courses receive a monthly allowance; it does not cover tuition fees. In addition, the programme meets various expenses including return trip, health insurance and cultural activities.
University-funded International Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are open to all international students from all over the world. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge namely: university fees, maintenance allowances, airfare, etc. About 100 new Gates Scholars are awarded annually.
Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards that supports exceptional international students from selected countries at the University of Oxford. A Rhodes Scholarship covers all university fees, personal stipend, health insurance, and airfare to and from the student’s home country. A class of 83 Scholars is selected each year.
Institute-funded International Scholarships
Joint Japan World Bank Scholarships
The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) sponsors students from developing countries to pursue graduate studies leading to a master’s degree from preferred universities around the world. Scholars are expected to return home to contribute to the development of their country. The scholarship covers travel costs, tuition, and monthly allowance.
The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship opportunities through the Rotary Foundation Global Grants which may be used to fund postgraduate studies of a Rotary club member/nominee in any country where there is a Rotary Club (in about 70 countries). The grants can cover the partial/full cost of your studies.