Top 10 International scholarships

Choosing your career path after completing 10th and 12th standard is the most important factor that defines your future and everyone wishes to have an impeccable education that can make them survive this competition of the survival of the best. Having big dreams, aspirations and skills to clear any test that can bag you a good position in a nice college is not enough. The challenges of having that huge amount of fees to be paid for getting an admission are quite real and overwhelming which makes half of the student population lose their dreams of studying further and shine bright.

 

But for some lucky ones, Indian government had planned many scholarships to study abroad that can give you perfect exposure and a platform to showcase your skills and learn and thus be successful.

 

Here is the list of international scholarships that can get you a perfect platform to study:-

 

  1. Clarendon Fund Scholarships at University of Oxford

Brief description:

Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford.

Host Institution(s):

University of Oxford in United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study:

All degree-bearing courses at graduate level in any subject are eligible. This encompasses all full-time and part-time master’s and all DPhil courses.

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.

Number of Awards:

Approximately 140 scholarships are offered every year.

Target group:

All students including international students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full.

Scholars on a full-time course receive a generous annual grant for living costs – which will be at least £14,553 for 2017-18. Scholars on a part-time course receive a study support grant to help cover their non-fee costs.

The scholarships are normally offered for the full period for which you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of your course.

 

Eligibility/Selection Criteria:

Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to graduate students from all around the world. Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and are open to candidates who apply for a new master’s or DPhil course by the January admissions deadline.

 

  1. UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award

Brief description:

The International Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of endeavour such as the performing arts, sports, debating or creative writing, or external academic competitions and examinations.

Host Institution(s):

University of British Columbia in Canada

Level/Field of study:

Eligible undergraduate degrees offered by UBC.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

International Leader of Tomorrow Award winners receive awards proportional to financial need. Financial need is determined by tuition, fees, and living costs, minus the financial contribution you and your family can make annually. A standard needs-assessment is based on the financial information provided by you and your family.

The Award can be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion, whichever is less. Your award may be renewed provided you achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa).

Eligibility:

Award candidates must be nominated by the high school they are currently attending, recently graduated from, or the college/university they are transferring from. To be considered for an International Leader of Tomorrow Award, students must:

  • be applying for their first undergraduate degree
  • be admissible to the first choice program they are applying to, including meeting UBC’s English Language Admission Standard
  • have an excellent academic record (at least an “A” average or equivalent standard)
  • be an international student, who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada, and who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian Study Permit (visa)
  • demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent them from pursuing a UBC degree
  • be entering a UBC undergraduate degree program from a recognized secondary school, college or other university
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  1. Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS)

Brief description:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s degree programme at Leiden University starting September 2017 or February 2018.

Host Institution(s):

Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Level/Field of study:

All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden. Please note that some programmes have a start date in September only

Number of Awards:

The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department.

Target group:

Non-EU/EEA international students

Scholarship value/duration:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:

  •  € 10.000 of the tuition fee
  •  € 15.000 of the tuition fee
  • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

The LExS is only valid for the period the student is registered at Leiden University as a full time student within the time frame of the study programme.

Eligibility:

  •  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2017 or February 2018
  •  In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enrol. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad.
  •  The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.
  •  Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree with the exception of students applying for a Master programme for which a specified previous Master programme or work experience is mandatory (the LLM advanced masters qualify as such).
  •  Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the Rules and Regulations attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

 

  1. Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Brief description:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Host Institution(s):

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study:

PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University

Number of Awards:

About 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.

Target group:

Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge including tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs, etc. It also provides additional, discretionary funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc.

Eligibility:

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

  •  a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  •  applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students

Brief description:

The University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers the UNIL Master’s Grants on a competitive basis to international students who wish to pursue a Masters Degree at the University.

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Host Institution(s):

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Level/Field(s) of study:

All Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except the following

  • •  Master from the School of Medicine
  • •  Master of Education
  • •  Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
  • •  Master of criminal Law, magistracy specialism
  • •  All MASs (PhD programmes)

Target group:

International students

Number of Scholarships:

Around 10

Scholarship value/duration:

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.

Eligibility:

  • •  To have obtained a foreign university degree considered equivalent to a bachelor at UNIL before the beginning of the masters programme at UNIL.
  • •  To have distinguished yourself during your studies, especially through particularly brilliant academic results.
  • •  To 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.
  • •  Not to have been registered with UNIL in the past.
  • •  To have paid the CHF 200.00 administration fee (see document, “list of documents to attach to your application”).

 

  1. British Chevening Scholarships for International Students

Brief description:

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Host Institution(s):

Any university in the UK

Level/Field(s) of study:

Full-time taught Masters Degree Programme in any subject at any UK university

Number of Awards:

Around 1500 scholarships globally will be offered.

Target group:

The scholarships are targeted to citizens of Chevening-eligible countries.  See the official website for complete list of countries eligible for Chevening scholarships.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs to and from the UK, an arrival allowance, a homeward departure allowance, the cost of one visa application, and a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

  •  Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country.
  •  Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended
  •  Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a post-graduate 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
  •  Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 12 July 2018
  •  Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 12 July 2018

 

  1. Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships

Brief description:

Every year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering both the Master’s degree and the MBA year.

Host Institution(s):

Said Business School, University of Oxford in United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study:

Oxford’s 1+1 MBA Programme: Oxford University’s one-year full-time MBA programme combined with one of the one-year Masters programmes offered by other University departments

Number of Awards:

5 per year

Target group:

Open to all countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship provides funding for tuition, college fees and a contribution towards living expenses covering both the Master’s degree and the MBA year.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria:

Pershing Square Scholarships are awarded to individuals with the following attributes:

  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership potential, demonstrated through experience and motivation
  • Strong personal character, integrity and commitment
  • Intention to focus on addressing world-scale social challenges in your career, either in an existing organisation or through development of a new enterprise
  • Ability to envision how to achieve scalable and sustainable solutions to these challenges
  • Articulated vision on how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow you to fulfil your objectives
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  1. Humber International Entrance Scholarships

Brief description:

Humber offers full and partial renewable tuition scholarships for NEW international undergraduate students beginning classes in September 2017 and January 2018.

Host Institution(s):

Humber College in Toronto, Canada

Field of study:

Eligible undergraduate programmes offered at the College

Target group:

International Students

Scholarship value/duration:

Two full tuition scholarships and one $5,000 scholarship are available in September 2017 while one full tuition scholarship and one $5,000 scholarship are available in January 2018. The scholarships will be applied toward the successful students’ tuition fees.

The scholarships are renewable but the student must maintain a minimum average of 75% in order to be eligible for renewal.

Eligibility:

Applications will be considered based on academics, community involvement, referee/reference letters and statement of interest.

 

 

 

  1. University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

Brief description:

The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).  The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities.

Host Institution(s):

University of Sydney in Australia

Level/Fields of study:

Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program in all research disciplines (but would depend on Faculty)

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students commencing in both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3).

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students.

Eligibility:

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.

 

  1. Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Brief description:

The Chancellor’s International Scholarships are allocated annually via a combined postgraduate research scholarship competition and are open to all overseas students in any discipline offered at Warwick.

Host Institution(s):

University of Warwick, UK

Level/Field of study:

PhD programme in any discipline offered at Warwick

Number of Scholarships:

25

Target group:

Students classified as ‘overseas’ students for fees purposes

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Awards made for entry in Autumn 2017 will include both of the following:

  • The full payment of overseas tuition fees (worth up to £20,730 at 17/18 rates, this figure is likely to increase with inflation for 2018/19)
  •  A maintenance stipend in line with RCUK rates (provisional £14,800* for full time award holders in 2018/19)
  •  Length of funding: 3.5 years unless you are already in your first year of study when you apply then the length of funding will be reduced accordingly

Eligibility:

  •  Applicants for a Chancellor’s International Scholarship must also be applying for a PhD at the University of Warwick to begin in October 2018;
  •  Students currently enrolled on a PhD or MPhil/PhD at the University of Warwick may apply in their first year of registration only.
  •  Applicants must expect to be ‘overseas’ students for fees purposes, but there is no other nationality criteria;
  • Applicants may be from any discipline at Warwick.

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