48 Postgraduate Scholarships For International Students to Study Abroad 2017

In African countries, it is always a great pleasure to find ways to pay for your tuition fees if you want to study abroad.

That’s why many people from Nigeria and around the world are searching for postgraduate scholarships, minority scholarship, and PhD scholarships for international students.

However, PhD scholarships are not easy to come by either, even though the federal government of Nigeria has promised to bring change in the country; but that’s not happening anytime soon.

In a foreign country, finding scholarships and grants are not exciting and it is a scary experience. But, many students from around the world are traveling to places like the U.K, Australia and United States to acquire the best education that is offered by many best universities.

The USA, for example, has some very prestigious academic programs in different fields, like the medical and legal fields. These courses have been attracting students from all around the world, especially the nursing degree programs that you can find scholarships for international students fast.

The scholarships for postgraduate students being offered in U.S.A also have an appeal that goes beyond quality education levels. The U.S is a diversified country which has a wonderful mixture of many cultures.

In order for international students to be able to attend American universities, the students should be able to pay their education tuition fee, just like everyone else. The difficult point about this is that finding a scholarship is not easy.

Although, the U.K, Australia and United States welcome people from around the world, but you can still find a few surprisingly scholarship programs geared specifically to international students.

That doesn’t mean there are not some programs for international students. There are organizations and companies that will help international students in finding postgraduate scholarships for developing countries.

It is up to the students to carry out their research and find the available scholarships that will help them get fully funded scholarships for international students.

Multiple Region Scholarships & Funding

Programmes (A-Z) Eligibility  Deadline
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships / Loans Masters & PhD. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. See website
All Saints Educational Trust Various. 2 March 2017
Bellerbys Colleges Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Undergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at Bellerbys College in Brighton, Cambridge, London or Oxford. 21 July 2017
Chevening & Birmingham Partnership Scholarships 160 countries,  Masters only. Closed – Deadline on 8 November 2016
Chevening Scholarships  160 countries,  Masters only. Closed – Deadline on 8 November 2016
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Students from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters only. 28 February 2017
Commonwealth Scholarships Students from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters and PhD. Closed – Deadline on 15 November 2016
Distinguished Alumni Scholarships Any country. University of Birmingham alumni seeking to undertake a Masters. 28 April 2017 (17:00 GMT)
 Foundation Pathways Any country, foundation study 30th June 2017
Gen Foundation Scholarships Any country. Postgraduate. Study and/or research in the field of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology. 28 February 2017
Islamic Development Bank Scholarships  56 countries, PhD only. See website
Open Society Foundations Grant Programme Various grants, scholarships & fellowships with varying requirements. See website
Roberto Rocca Fellowships Student from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, Venezuela. Candidates from the fields of Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical or Petroleum Engineering and whose research offers potential benefits to the steel industry. PhD only. Closed – 15 December 2016

Africa & Middle East Scholarships & Funding

Programmes (A-Z) Eligibility Deadline 
Beit Trust Scholarships Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Masters and PhD. See website
Egypt Birmingham-GlobalStudyUK Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Egypt, Undergraduate. 1 July 2017
Egyptian Government Research Scholarships Egypt. PhD. Awards are administered by the Egyptian Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau in London. See website
Egypt Qalaa Scholarship (also know as ‘Citadel Scholarships’) Egypt. Masters. 15 April 2017
Israel AJA Karten Scholarship  Israel. Masters & PhD. See website
Israel Kenneth Lindsay Trust Scholarships Israel. 30 April 2017
Kenya Higher Education Loans Board Loans & Scholarships Kenya. Postgraduate. See website
Lebanon Birmingham-GlobalStudyUK Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Lebanon, Undergraduate. 1 July 2017
Lebanon ‘The British Lebanese Association’ Scholarship Fund Lebanon. Masters. See website
Nigeria Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Nigeria, Undergraduate. 31 May 2017
Oman Government Scholarships Oman. Undergraduate & postgraduate. See website
Palestinian Territories Gaza Fakhoora’s Scholarship Palestinian students from Gaza. Undergraduate & Postgraduate. See website
Palestinian Territories ‘Higher Education Scholarship Palestine’ (HESPAL) Scholarship Junior academic staff in Palestinian universities. See website
Saïd Foundation Scholarship Syrian, Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel), Lebanese or Jordanian students. Masters only. Closed – Deadline on 1 November 2016
Saudi Arabia Government Scholarships Saudi Arabia. Various levels. See website
Sudan Gordon Memorial College Trust Scholarships Sudan and South Sudan. Masters. 28 February 2017

Americas Scholarships & Funding

Programmes (A-Z)  Eligibility  Deadline
Argentina BEC.AR Funding Argentina. See website
Canada Birmingham Undergraduate Scholarship Canada, Undergraduate. To be confirmed
Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund Canada. Postgraduate. See website
Canada Student Loans Program Canada. Government of Canada offers student loans to students who demonstrate financial need in most provinces and territories across Canada. See website
Chile CONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica) Scholarships Chile. For leading Chilean students to undertake postgraduate study abroad at Masters and PhD level in a range of subject areas which includes science, engineering, architecture and business. See website
Colombia COLFUTURO Funding Colombia. See website
Mexico CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) Scholarships Mexico. CONACYT will consider most subjects for funding, however applicants to priority areas are at an advantage. PhD research applicants are a priority but masters applicants will also be considered. Note applicants must hold an ‘unconditional’ offer to study at a UK University before they can apply for a CONACYT scholarship. Applicants can apply to both the Federal level calls and State level calls which have different deadlines. See website
Mexico FIDERH Loans Mexico. Masters. Loans to support the education and self-improvement of technical and higher-degree specialists in scientific, technological and administrative fields that significantly contribute to the country’s economic and social development. See website
Mexico FUNED Grants Mexico. Masters. Subjects: Business Administration and Financing, Economics, Law, International Trade and Political Science, Engineering, Architecture, International Relations. See website
Peru PRONABEC Funding Peru. See website
Santander Scholarships Students from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA or Venezuela. Masters. 31 March 2017 (12:00 GMT)
USA Birmingham Postgraduate Scholarship USA, Masters. 31 March 2017 (12:00 GMT)
USA Birmingham Undergraduate Scholarships USA, Undergraduate. 31 March 2017 (12:00 GMT)
USA Federal Student Aid / Sallie Mae Loans  United States citizens or permanent residents may be eligible. The University of Birmingham is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer the Federal Direct Loan Programme and the Funding, Graduation & Awards office process loan applications from July-Aug each year. See website
USA Fulbright Scholarship USA, Postgraduate. Closed – Deadline on 11 October 2016
USA Marshall Scholarship USA, Postgraduate. Closed – Deadline on 3 October 2016

Asia Scholarships & Funding

Programmes (A-Z) Eligibility  Deadline
Azerbaijan SOCAR Scholarships Azerbaijan. Masters. See website
Charles Wallace Trust Bursaries & Fellowships Students from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar or Pakistan. Various funding opportunities available at Masters or PhD level. 30 Sept 2017
China ‘Great Britain China Centre’ Awards Chinese PhD students. Students must have started their third year of a PhD before they are eligible to apply. See website
China Medical Board Next Generation Fellowships China. Masters degree in fields related to Health Policy and Systems Sciences. See website
GREAT / Birmingham Scholarships India   India. Undergraduate programme in either the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences (Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Maths, Metallurgy Materials, Physics Astronomy) or the College of Life & Environmental Science (Biosciences, Geography, Earth Environmental Sciences, Sport Exercise Rehabilitation Sciences, Psychology). Also open to students from India seeking a Masters programme in Law or an MBA. 31 March 2017
Hong Kong Birmingham Postgraduate Scholarship  Hong Kong, Masters. 31 March 2017
Hong Kong Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Hong Kong, Undergraduate. 28 July 2017
Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme Hong Kong,  Undergraduate and Masters. 31 December 2016
India Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarships India, Undergraduate. 7 July 2017
India Goa Education Trust Scholarships Goan students, India. Masters. See website
India Inlaks Scholarships India. Masters (Excluding: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Fashion Design, Music and Film Animation). See website
India JN Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships India. Masters & PhD. See website
India Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarships Open to Indian women seeking postgraduate study. See website
India Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program India. Masters in ecology or conservation fields. See website
Indonesia LPDP Scholarships Indonesia. Postgraduate. See website
Kazakhstan Bolashak Scholarships Kazakhstan. Masters See website
Li Siguang Scholarship China, PhD only. To be confirmed
Malaysia MABECS-Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Malaysia, Undergraduate. 2 June 2017
Malaysia Taylor’s-Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Malaysia, Undergraduate. 2 June 2017
Pakistan Higher Education Commission Scholarships Pakistan. Postgraduate. See website
Singapore Birmingham-Edulink Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Singapore, Undergraduate. 2 June 2017
Thailand Office of the Civil Service Commission Thailand. Masters & PhD. See website

Europe (non-EU) Scholarships & Funding

Programmes (A-Z) Eligibility  Deadline
Norway Lanekassen Loans & Funding Norway. Undergraduate & Postgraduate. See website
Russia Global Education Programme Funding Russia. Masters or PhD  in a priority study area. See website
Ukraine World Wide Studies (Victor
Pinchuk Foundation) Scholarships
Ukraine, Masters. 15 May 2017




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