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Top 20 scholarships for international students

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You’re looking for a scholarship currently open for application? Or you’re looking for scholarship in the USA, Canada, France or any other reputable country?

Search no more, here is our top 20 (in fact, they are 23) scholarships for international students currently open for applications. This list features scholarships in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and many more.

Top 20 scholarships for international students January 2022
Top 20 scholarships for international students currently open for applications. January 2022 edition!

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1. World Bank Scholarships Program (Worldwide)

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program offers scholarships for 26 participating programs at universities in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : February 28, 2022.
Level : Master.

2. Mastercard Foundation scholarships (France)

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program has two tracks: Master’s degree and Summer school. The program aims to support 110 talented African students through their studies.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : January 30, 2022 (Master), February 28, 2022 (Summer school).
Level : Master.

3. University of Alberta International Distinction scholarship (Canada)

Students with a superior admission average and demonstrated leadership qualities entering their first year of an undergraduate degree on a Student Visa Permit could receive up to $120,000 CAD (payable over 4 years).

Amount : $120,000 CAD (payable over 4 years).
Deadline : March 1, 2022
Level : Undergraduate.

4. Italian government scholarships (Italy)

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. The program is open to all nationalities.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : February 15, 2022.
Level : Master, postgraduate.

5. Turkey government’s scholarships program (Turkey)

Turkey offers scholarships to international students from all over the world to study in the most prestigious universities in Turkey. The program offers full funding to study at bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate or research level at any Turkish university.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : February 20, 2022.
Level : Bachelor, Master, PhD, Research.

6. Belgian Government Master Mind scholarships (Belgium)

The scholarship is paid in installments and covers accommodation costs, insurances and a significant amount of your living expenses. The duration of mobility is one academic year for a master’s program of 60 ECTS and two academic years for a master’s program of 120 ECTS.

Amount : €8 400 per academic year
Deadline : varies by university (check details on the link above).
Level : Master.

7. Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa scholarships (Italy)

The Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (SNS) is an Italian public higher education institution with two campuses in Pisa and Florence. She has given Italy three Nobel Prizes and several President’s of the Republic Prizes.

Positions are open to international students in the fields of ancient languages and literatures, Italian language and literature, philosophy and logic, history, art history, archeology, fundamental and applied mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, sociology, political science and IT.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : March 7, 2022 (Pisa campus), August 25, 2022 (Florence campus).
Level : PhD.

8. University of Lausanne Summer school program (Switzerland)

During 8 weeks in July and August, the Summer Undergraduate Research (SUR) program hosts about 15 Bachelor students with both biological and medical studies background from around the world. This program aims to attract outstanding and motivated students from near and far for a research experience that will remain with them for their lifetimes.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline :  January 31st, 2022.
Level : Summer school.

9. University of Padua scholarships for international students (Italy)

The University of Padua offers 44-50 scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree completely held in English in Padua. The scholarship program is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievements and school / academic records may receive a scholarship.

Amount :  fee-waiver + €8,000 per year.
Deadline : 7 March 2022.
Level : Bachelor, Master.

10. Aga Khan Foundation scholarships (Worldwide)

The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Funding for PhD programs is only provided for the first two years of study.

The Foundation accepts applications from students who plan to attend any university in any country in the world except: United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, and Ireland.

Amount : Tuition fees + living expenses.
Deadline : 31st March 2022.
Level : Master, PhD.

11. Geneva Academy scholarships (Switzerland)

The Geneva Academy scholarships cover the two prestigious study programs: LLM  in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law.

Amount : Fully funded (non-Western countries) and partially funded (Western countries).
Deadline : January 28, 2022.
Level : LLM, Master.

12. Government of Ireland International Education scholarships (Ireland)

Under GOI-IES, 60 scholarships will be provided for one year study at BachelorMaster or PhD levels to successful candidates who have an offer of a place at an eligible Irish higher education institution.

Amount :  Full fee waiver + €10,000.
Deadline : 25 March 2022.
Level : Bachelor, Master and PhD.

13. University of Bologna scholarships for international students (Italy)

To encourage international students to enroll in its degree programs, the University of Bologna will fund 15 scholarships worth €11.059 each and several more full exemptions from tuition fees for a total amount of €80,000.

Amount : €11.059 per year or tuition fee exemptions.
Deadline : March 31, 2022.
Level : Master.

14. PGSM Paris Master scholarships (France)

The Paris Mathematical Sciences Foundation, France, offers international students one or two-year master’s scholarships in computer science or mathematics. The Foundation will take care of everything, including the candidate’s social security coverage and their university registration fees.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : 24th of February 2022
Level : Master.

15. Government of Romania scholarships (Romania)

Each year, the Romanian Government provides numerous scholarships to citizens from non-EU countries. The beneficiaries of the scholarships for undergraduate and master’s degree study only in Romanian language.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : 15 March 2022.
Level : Bachelor, Master, PhD.

16. GIST scholarships for international students (South Korea)

The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology is a research-oriented university focused on science and technology that is located in Gwangju, South Korea. GIST is ranked 4th in QS World University ranking.

Amount : Fully funded or tuition waiver.
Deadline : ongoing (candidate’s chosen program deadline)
Level : Undergraduate.

17. Education for Sustainable Energy Development scholarships (Worldwide)

The Education for Sustainable Energy Partnership (ESED) program offers scholarships to a dozen students every year of a maximum value of 10,000 USD per year of study for a maximum of 2 years. The candidate can decide where to study.

To be eligible you should undertake master’s-level studies in the fields of zero-carbon energy, smart grids, electric transportation, energy storage, advanced electricity technologies, public policy, economics, law, political science, or other relevant fields.

Amount : $10,000 per year.
Deadline : April 11, 2022.
Level : Master.

18. Taiwan International Higher Education Scholarship (Taiwan)

The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan. The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : March 15, 2022
Level : Undergraduate, Master, PhD.

19. University Twente scholarship (Netherlands)

The University Twente Scholarship (UTS) is a scholarship for excellent students from both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate program (MSc). The students receive between €3,000 and €22,000 for one year.

Amount : from €3,000 to €22,000.
Deadline : 1st February 2022.
Level : Master.

20. Paris-saclay University IDEX scholarships (France)

These scholarships are awarded for 1 or 2 years to students enrolled in a Master’s programme at Université Paris-Saclay, depending on their admission level (M1 or M2), and subject to completion of the required number of credits to go through to the following year of study.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : 14 May 2022.
Level : Master.

21. EPFL Summer Research Program (Switzerland)

EPFL offers international bachelor and 1st year master’s students eight weeks of lab-immersion during the summer, in which you will experience what it means to be part of the thriving science community in Switzerland. The Summer Research Program is open to students in biology, biophysics, chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, quantitative biology and related fields.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : January 31st, 23:59 CET.
Level : Summer school.

22. Government of Brunei Darussalam scholarship (Brunei)

Tenable in Brunei Darussalam, the scholarship award provides applicants with the opportunity to undertake Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Master’s Degree at any one of the 5 eligible institutions of higher education.

Amount : Fully funded.
Deadline : 15 February 2022.
Level : Undergraduate, Master.

23. Dalhousie University’s President’s Awards (Canada)

The award will cover full-time program tuition fees for up to two years, excluding incidental fees. There is no need to apply. If you are meet the eligibility requirements listed above, you will be automatically considered for one of the President’s Awards.

Amount : Tuition fees.
Deadline : Candidate’s chosen program.
Level : Doctoral.

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  1. my humble greetings to you,
    I really hope and pray I am kindly considered for this scholarship. It will be a very great opportunity for me and my family, being the first graduate in the home. My worry is, I have completed my Bachelors degree in Human Nutrition at Makerere University, Uganda, I cannot see this course among the courses in the accredited universities. However, the course is available among the courses open for scholarship in the listed universities, but not listed among the accredited courses. Do I still stand a chance? Another issue is the fact that we can not predict when these universities will release their admissions, will it affect the validity of the scholarship in case we happen to receive them later?
    Thank you for the opportunity to support the needy global citizens.

  2. Hello Mastere, i wanted to let you know that there is a mistake in your list of countries within the African region. Haiti should be in the Americas’ list since it is a nation in the Caribbean that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic.

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