20 Government Scholarships Currently Open for Application

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Are you an international student searching for government scholarships to fund your study aboard? Look no further. On this article, you will find top 20 best government scholarships for international students in the world. All these awards are funded and supervised by foreign governments and international organizations.

Government scholarships are very generous, and tend to be fully funded and covering all the student’s needs and expenses. These scholarships are offered for undergraduate, masters, doctoral and post-doctoral studies.

All scholarships listed below are open for applications.

1. French Government Eiffel Scholarships

To apply for the Eiffel scholarship, you must first submit an application (master’s or doctorate) to a French university. If you are selected, your application will be sent to Campus France for a second and final selection. Campus France gathers and centralizes all local university nominations. If you are, once again, selected, you will receive the scholarship.

DEADLINE: January 7, 2022 (closed).
LEVEL: Master (M1 et M2), Engineering, PhD.
FUNDING: Fully funded.

More information on: France Government Eiffel Scholarships

2. Holland Scholarships

The Dutch government scholarships are intended for international students from outside the European Economic Area who wish to do their bachelor or master’s degree in the Netherlands.

DEADLINE:  February 1st or May 1st, 2022 (depending on university).
LEVEL: Undergraduate, Master.
FUNDING: 5 000 €, 10 000 € or 15 000 €.

More information on: Holland scholarships

3. Italian Government Scholarships

Invest Your Talent in Italy” offers you an opportunity to develop your skills through a range of Master’s and Postgraduate courses in English geared towards improving your academic, technical and professional skills. There is no maximum number of scholarships.

DEADLINE: January 14, 2022, to February 15, 2022 (closed).
LEVEL: Master and Postgraduate.
FUNDING: Fully and Partially funded.

More information on: Italy Government Scholarships (last year call).

4. Belgium’s Government ARES scholarships

Applicants should not seek prior admission to one of the French-speaking universities in Belgium to be able to apply for the scholarships. If you are accepted, you will be registered in one of the establishments federated by ARES.

DEADLINE: January 28, 2022 (closed).
LEVEL: Undergraduate, Master, Training.
FUNDING: Fully funded.

More information on: Belgium Government ARES scholarships

5. Swedish Government Scholraships

The program is funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. It offers you a unique opportunity to develop both professionally and academically, experience Swedish society and culture, and build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and other scholarship holders.

DEADLINE: 28 February 2022.
LEVEL: Master.
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Swedish Government scholarships

6. Hungary Government scholarships

The aim of the “Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarships” is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students.

DEADLINE: 15 January 2022 (closed).
LEVEL: Undergraduate, Master’s, Doctoral, Non-Degree.
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Hungary Government scholarships

7. Germany DAAD scholarships

Germany offers all kinds of scholarships for all levels of studies. Besides Canada, Germany is simply one of the most generous countries in terms of supporting international students.

LEVEL: Undergraduate, Master, PhD.
FUNDING: Fully and Partilly Funded.

More information on: Germany DAAD scholarships

8. Russian government scholarships

The program aims to recruit talented foreign students who would like to enroll in master’s and PhD programs in Russia. All study fields are eligible for the Russian Government Scholarships program.

DEADLINE: December 10, 2021 (closed).
LEVEL: Master, PhD.
FUNDING: Tuition fee waiving.

More information on: Russian government scholarships

9. Austria’s government scholarships

Austria offers many scholarships for international students through its universities. One of them are “Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Undergraduates, Graduates and Postgraduates”.

DEADLINE: March, 1st, 2022.
LEVEL: Undergraduates, Graduates and Postgraduates
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Austria’s Government scholarships

10. Switzerland’s government scholarships

Each year, the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.

DEADLINE: Varies by country (closed).
LEVEL: Master, PhD and research.
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Switzerland’s government scholarships

11. Denmark’s government scholarships

The Danish government scholarship program is run through Denmark’s universities. The government do only provides funding while each university run the program on its own. Universities award the scholarships solely based on academic achievement; thus, financial need is not considered.

LEVEL: Undergraduate , Master, PhD.
FUNDING: Fully and Partially Funded.

More information on: Danish government scholarships

12. Finland’s government scholarships

The Finland Scholarship offers international students from outside the EU/EEA help in funding university education in Finland. The scholarship covers a first-year tuition fee and a relocation grant of €5000 as a minimum. Many universities offer further scholarship options for the second year of master’s studies.

DEADLINE: Ongoing(varies by university)
LEVEL: Master.
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Finland’s government scholarships

13. Commonwealth scholarships

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

DEADLINE: 10 January 2022 (closed).
LEVEL: Master.
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Commonwealth scholarships

14. China government CSC Scholarships

The Chinese government sets up scholarships for talented students and scholars to pursue higher education or conduct research in Chinese universities. The China Scholarship Council (“CSC”), entrusted by China’s Ministry of Education, is responsible for the admission, enrollment, and administration of Chinese Government Scholarship recipients.

DEADLINE: Ongoing (varies by university).
LEVEL: Undergraduate , Master, PhD, research.
FUNDING: Fully funded.

More information on: China government CSC Scholarships

15. Qatar Scholarships

Qatar Scholarships is a program spearheaded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD). Qatar Scholarships offers grants in tertiary, language and higher education programs to international students from developing countries interested in studying in Qatar.

DEADLINE: Ongoing (varies by university).
LEVEL: Undergraduate , Master and PhD.
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Qatar Scholarships

16.  Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees

Korean Government’s Global Korea Scholarship program aims to invite 1,278 international students from 154 regions who wish to pursue a graduate level degree (master’s or doctoral) or research in Korea. The deadline will be decided by each institution or office that accepts the application documents, i.e. the Korean Embassy, Institute of Korean Education, or Korean university.

DEADLINE: Ongoing (varies by institution)
LEVEL: Master, PhD.
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees

17. CSA Group Graduate Scholarship in Canada (foundation)

The purpose of the CSA Group Graduate Scholarship is to support graduate students in the pursuit of knowledge generation related to standards. Graduate students at the Masters level studying at a publicly-funded, accredited Canadian university are eligible to apply.

DEADLINE: May, 31 2022.
LEVEL: Master.
FUNDING: $10,000 per year for 2 years.

More information on: CSA Group Graduate Scholarship

18. Lester B. Pearson Scholarships (foundation)

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto provide an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding international students to study at one of the world’s best universities in one of the world’s most multicultural cities.

DEADLINE: January 17, 2021 (closed).
LEVEL: Undergraduate
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarships

19. Pierre Elliot Trudeau Scholarships (foundation)

Three-year leadership program designed to train Engaged Leaders, equipping outstanding doctoral candidates with the skills to translate their ideas into action, for the betterment of their communities, Canada, and the world. Scholars are selected each year and receive leadership training in the context of Brave Spaces, in addition to generous funding for their studies.

DEADLINE: December, 21 2021 (closed).
LEVEL: PhD, research.
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Pierre Elliot Trudeau Scholarships

20. Singapore “A*STAR” scholarships

The “A*STAR” scholarship in Singapore provides scholarships and fellowships to enable young aspiring scientific talent to pursue their passion in science, and prepare them for a rewarding career in R&D.

DEADLINE: Ongoing (varies by university)
LEVEL: Undergraduate, Master, PhD, Research.
FUNDING: Fully Funded.

More information on: Singapore government “A*Star” Scholarships

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  1. I wish to apply for online master scholarship. It better to study at home through than take flight to far away country. It is due to tight working schedule.

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