Study abroad scholarships

Top 30 Study abroad scholarships in 2021-2022

Last Updated on September 29, 2021 by iSchoolConnect

College education is expensive and scholarships and grants are your only option of reducing your tuition fees. However, finding accurate and updated information about scholarships for studying overseas is practically impossible. This blog will give you a complete list of the top 30 study abroad scholarships that you can apply to in 2020.

Everyone wants scholarships for studying abroad and yet, very few know how to find scholarships or even apply for them. If you want to look for scholarships, option number 1 should be universities. While the university tuition fees are almost always high, most universities also offer a number of scholarships for domestic as well as international students. Your option number 2 can be the study abroad scholarships offered by governments and private organizations.

All scholarships offered can provide full tuition fee coverage, partial fee coverage, or a certain a fixed amount. Depending upon your profile, scores, and eligibility, you can apply to multiple relevant scholarships and hope for the best. So without further ado, here’s a list of 30 best study abroad scholarships:

1) Erasmus Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: Full scholarship
  • Eligibility: Scholarship students must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognized equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place by the application deadline.
  • Deadline: 13/02/2020
  • Degree: Masters/PhD

2) Chevening Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type:  Full scholarship
  • Eligibility: Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country; Be eligible for a post-graduate program at a UK university; Have at least two years’ work experience
  • Deadline: 5th November (annual)
  • Degree: Masters

3) Endeavor Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: Tuition fees up to AU$13,000 per calendar year; Stipend up to AU$3,000 per month
  • Eligibility: Not be undertaking their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency; Be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity; Not be in receipt of any other Australian Government sponsored mobility, scholarship or fellowship benefits
  • Deadline: 15 November (annual)
  • Degree: Diploma/Assoc. Degree

4) Full Bright Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: Full/ Partial/ $20000/ $20000 – $50000/annum
  • Eligibility:  Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks, at least three years’ full-time (paid) professional work experience, experience in leadership and community service, you should not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program.
  • Deadline: 15/5/2020
  • Degree: Masters

5) UNESCO Scholarship (UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme)

  • Grant amount/type: Full scholarship
  • Eligibility: Applicants from invited developing countries and countries in transition must have at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics, who are no more than 35 years old. They have to be proficient in the English language.
  • Deadline: 3 April ( annual )
  • Degree: Training Degree

6) Gates Millennium Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: Full scholarship
  • Eligibility: Must be from African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need
  • Deadline: 15th July (annual)
  • Degree: Graduate

7) Generation Google Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: 10,000 USD
  • Eligibility: A high school degree or equivalent; Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university in the United States or Canada for the 2020-2021 academic year; Be studying computer science-related technical fields; Demonstrate a strong academic record; Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology.
  • Deadline: 05 December (annual)
  • Degree: Undergraduate/ Graduate

8) Coca Cola Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: $20,000
  • Eligibility: Should be done with their high school/undergrad
  • Deadline: October 31 (annual)
  • Degree: Undergraduate/ Graduate

9) Blacks Microsoft Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: $20,000
  • Eligibility: Should be done with their high school
  • Deadline: March 08, 2021
  • Degree: Undergraduate

10) Eiffel Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: Masters – monthly allowance of €1,181; PhD – monthly allowance of €1,400
  • Eligibility: Should be a candidate of non-French nationality; Age for Masters : 30 years, PhD : 35 years
  • Deadline: 9 Jan (annual)
  • Degree: Masters/PhD Degree

11) DAAD Scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  • Eligibility: Holds a Bachelor’s degree; Has completed an academic degree with far above average results ideally at least 2 years of related professional experience; To study German courses: Minimum German language level of B1 at the time of application is a requirement; To study English courses: IELTS or TOEFL certificate.
  • Deadline: Aug-Oct (annual)
  • Degree: Masters/PhD Degree

12) Rotary International

  • Grant amount/type: $30,000
  • Eligibility: Both the district or club in the country where the activity is carried out and the international partner district or club must first become qualified before applying for a global grant.
  • Deadline: 31 May
  • Degree: Masters/PhD Degrees

13) Mustard Seed Foundation Harvey Fellowship Program

  • Grant amount/type: Stipend of $16,000
  • Eligibility: Description of his/her Christian faith, and evidence of its strength and maturity; Demonstrated expertise within the discipline/field
  • Deadline: November 1 (annual)
  • Degree: Masters

14) Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation

  • Grant amount/type: Rs. 20 lakhs INR
  • Eligibility: Indian citizen; Completed Graduation from recognized Indian university/institute; Have consistently high academic record; Have been accepted into the top ranking educational institutions to pursue postgraduate studies from Fall 2020; Be below 30 years of age.
  • Deadline: 15th March
  • Degree: Masters

15) National Overseas Scholarship Scheme by the Indian government

  • Grant amount/type: $15,400
  • Eligibility: Below 35 (Thirty-Five) years and must be done with their undergrad
  • Deadline: 27th May
  • Degree: Masters/PhD

16) Orange tulip scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: Full scholarship
  • Eligibility: Indian citizens; Not studying in or working in the respective country; Currently undergoing the admission process or already admitted to one of the universities from OTS participants
  • Deadline: April 1 (annual)
  • Degree: Undergraduate/Masters

17) Scotland saltire scholarships

  • Grant amount/type: £8000
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of either Canada, China (including Hong Kong), Japan, India, Pakistan or the USA in order to apply.
  • Deadline: 31 July 2020
  • Degree: Masters

18) Heinrich böll foundation

  • Eligibility: International applicants have to prove their proficiency in German. Good or very good knowledge of the German language is required (at least B2 Level or DSH2).
  • Deadline: March 1 (annual)
  • Degree: Masters/PhD

19) JN Tata Endowment for higher education

  • Grant amount/type: Between Rs.1,00,000/- and Rs.10,00,000/- INR
  • Eligibility: Candidates should be Indian nationals who are graduates of a recognized Indian University and have secured at least 60% in their last academic examination.
  • Deadline: 16th March (annual)
  • Degree: PhD

20) Lady Meherbhai Tata education trust

  • Grant amount/type: 3-6 lakhs INR per student
  • Eligibility: Indian women graduate from a recognized university; Have a consistently remarkable academic record; Must have applied for admission / secured admission to reputed accredited universities or institutions in the United States, UK, or Europe for the year 2020-2021; Work experience of a minimum of 2 years preferred
  • Deadline: March 27
  • Degree: Masters

21) Aga Khan foundation program

  • Grant amount/type: 50% grant; 50% loan
  • Eligibility: The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, and Mozambique. Should be under 30 yrs of age.
  • Deadline: 31 March (annual)
  • Degree: Graduate

22) Global study awards

  • Grant amount/type: 10,000 Pounds
  • Eligibility: 18 years or over; IELTS test at a British Council centre, Official Test Report Form (TRF) issued by the British Council in the last 2 years; International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and/or International Youth Travel Card (IYTC)
  • Deadline: 31 October (annual)
  • Degree: Undergrad/Masters

23) Commonwealth scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: Full scholarship
  • Eligibility: All students from Commonwealth countries
  • Deadline: 15th May (annual)
  • Degree: PhD

24) Vice chancellor international scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: AUS $40000
  • Eligibility: Should be an international student who has applied for but not yet started a CRICOS-registered bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • Deadline: 12 June 2020
  • Degree: Undergrad/Masters

25) Campus France Cherpak scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: 5700 euros
  • Eligibility: Indian resident; maximum 30 years old; currently enrolled/have studied at an Indian Institution
  • Deadline: 28 May
  • Degree: Masters

26) Charles Wallace India trust

  • Grant amount/type: USD 642- USD 771
  • Eligibility: Should be Indian citizens, residents and pursuing their academic careers in India. They must have a doctorate and be under 45.
  • Deadline: 28 February.
  • Degree: Reaseach fellowship

27) Herriot watt sml scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: £2,000
  • Eligibility: Indian nationality; a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above
  • Deadline: 30th June
  • Degree: Maters

28) Lse shared scholarship scheme

  • Grant amount/type: £16,775
  • Eligibility: Should have either first-class or upper second class level in the first degree and should also be fluent in written and oral English
  • Deadline: 18 December
  • Degree: Masters

29) Sussex India scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: £3,000
  • Eligibility: Indian national; should be a self-financing student; should accept an offer to study an eligible Masters course at Sussex.
  • Deadline: 1 August
  • Degree: Masters

30) Sir Edmund Hilary scholarship

  • Grant amount/type: $10,000 per year
  • Eligibility: Students should excel academically and in sports or creative performing arts
  • Deadline: 31st August
  • Degree: Undergraduate/Masters

Well, there you have it, folks! Many students miss out on the opportunity to apply for study abroad scholarships simply because they don’t know how to apply for scholarships or think they are only reserved for students with very high merit. But, that’s not the case; I hope these scholarships can help reduce the burden of tuition fees. After all, dreams shouldn’t have a price tag right?

If you have any further questions about scholarships or studying abroad, you can ask them here at iSchoolConnect’s Discussion page. You can also read other related blogs: Types of scholarships for international students, How to build your scholarship profile, and the most important of all questions- How to apply to scholarships for studying abroad!

Rashmi Kango

A writer by day and a reader by night, Rashmi is a quirky cog, in the wheel that is iSchoolConnect. She spends her days writing intriguing and informative articles about all things Higher-Ed.

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