Listed below are the scholarships and grants readily available for 2014 intake. This list contains all renowned 2014 scholarships and fellowships available in the prominent countries of the world. Some of them are open for international students and some for the students from developing countries. The 2014 scholarships listing comprises of partial/fully funded scholarships endowed by governments and private foundations and universities.
Applications for all listed 2014 scholarships are open. Grasp the opportunity, don’t wait till the deadlines. We strongly encourage students to apply as soon as possible.
Explore the list of scholarships below to get the best funding options for 2014:
Rhodes scholarships are awarded for pursuing full-time postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, UK. 83 Rhodes scholars are selected annually from 14 countries or groupings of countries around the world. The basic tenure of the Scholarship is two years, subject always, and at all times, to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct.
Deadline: June 1, each year.
Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s, PhD, and split-site (PhD) degree level at UK Universities. Approximately 300 scholarships are awarded each year. Applicants must be available to commence their academic studies in the United Kingdom by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2014.
Deadline: Scholarships will open in August.
DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships for developing countries students. These scholarships provide monthly installment of EUR 750.00. and also include the costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an adequate travelling allowance.
Deadlines: 31st July, 2014, 31st August and 15th October (annually).
Australian Government awards Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship for international students. The award provides financial support up to 2 years for a master’s and up to 4 years for a PhD. Recipients must commence their approved programme after 1st January 2015 but no later than 30th November 2015.
Deadline: 30th June, each year.
The Government of Canada offers PhD scholarships for Canadian and international students in Canada. Scholarship is offered for three years. Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year. Students must be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation.
Deadline: Applications will open in June.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) annually awards postdoctoral fellowship to foreign researchers for a period of 12 to 24 months. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program. For the 1st Recruitment (September 2014) approximately 120 fellowships will be granted. For the 2nd Recruitment (May 2015) approximately 120 fellowships will be granted.
Application deadline (for host institution): 1st Recruitment: 1- 5 September 2014. 2nd Recruitment: Recruitment: 1-9 May 2015.
Mexican Government is offering excellence scholarship program for foreign students. The scholarships are not transferable and cannot be deferred to future years. Two people cannot be awarded a scholarship for the same project. All scholarship applications must be submitted to the Mexican or concurrent embassy of the applicant’s country or to the Mexican host institute.
Deadline: August 29, each year.
Applications are invited for IWC scholarships available for high calibre international and domestic candidates. Up to 6 full scholarships will be awarded for enrolling in the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program at University of Queensland commencing in Semester 1, 2015. Successful candidates will be selected on a merit-basis.
Deadline: International students can apply until 1 August. Domestic scholarships will be open from 1 July till 1 October.
Shanghai Municipal Government awards 3 types of government scholarships for international students. Type A scholarship is granted for Master/Doctor degree program in USST, Type B scholarship is granted for Bachelor/Master/Doctor degree program in USST and Type C is granted for long term degree program at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST).
Deadline: Type A is December 1st to Jun 10th every year, Type B is November 1st to June 10th every year and Type C is March 1st to September 30th every year.
Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at a Finnish university in Finland. The grant is from 900 to 1,200 euro/month. The Fellowships period may vary from 3 to 12 months. There is a rolling deadline. Applications must be submitted at least 5 months before the proposed scholarship period.
Each year New Zealand Government funds NZIDRS for international students (except from New Zealand, Australia and Fiji). Recipients can undertake PhD study in any discipline at a New Zealand university. These are merit based scholarships available for a period of up to 36 months. The NZIDRS provides full tuition fees, plus living and other allowances for successful applicants.
Deadline: 15 July, each year.
Applications are open for Japanese Government Scholarships available for international students to pursue undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences at Japanese universities. Scholarship awards will be tenable for five years from April 2015 to March 2020, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.
Deadline: The deadline of the applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country.
Hungarian Scholarship Board (hereinafter HSB) is sponsoring scholarships for foreign students, lecturers and research fellows in higher education institutions. These scholarships will be available for conducting studies or research in the academic year 2014/2015 and for summer university courses in the summer of 2014. Scholarship-holders must stay in Hungary during the entire period of their studies or research.
Deadline: 7th April each year (as per postmark)
Sciences Po has created this scholarship to welcome the very best international students from outside of the European Union. Scholarships are offered up to three years for undergraduate programme and two years for master program. The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top students whose profiles match the admissions priorities of Sciences Po and individual course requirements.
Deadline: 2nd May, each year (for undergraduate programme) and 3rd April each year (for master’s programme).
MOE has established a Chinese Government Scholarship —Bilateral Program in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs. This program includes both partial and full scholarships for international students (non-Chinese citizens) to study in China. Scholarships support undergraduate programs, masters programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.
Deadline: Applicants should apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study in their home countries between January and early April.
To attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad, Malaysian Government has initiated this scholarship. This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study: postgraduate and postdoctoral studies. Each scholarship consists of air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia, an approved tuition fees, monthly maintenance allowance, annual grant for books and internal travel, medical /Health Insurance, installation and termination grant, thesis allowance and visa.
Deadline: March 31st, each year.
Scholarships are available to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. 90 Scholarships are awarded annually. These are prestigious and highly competitive awarded to citizens of any country outside the UK. Bill gates scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge.
Deadlines are as follows: Round 1 (US citizens based in the USA) – 15 October and Round 2 (all other eligible candidates) – 3 December.
Approximately 38 scholarships are available for excellent international students at Tilburg University for the academic year 2014/15. Scholarships will be awarded to pursue master (MA, M.Sc. or LLM) program. Candidates applying for one of the research master programs will have to apply for the scholarship again for their second year of their research master program. Scholarships of € 5000 will be awarded to cover living expenses. Scholarships also include a partial tuition waiver of up to € 10,000.
Deadline: 1st April each year.
The foremost research institution of Taiwan, Academia Sinica in cooperation with top Taiwan universities offers advanced, inter-disciplinary PhD programs. The program is available in nine fields that span the natural and physical sciences, as well as computational linguistics. All applicants who are admitted to TIGP will receive a fellowship from Academia Sinica. Stipend levels are about USD 11,000 per year, and will be awarded for the first three years. Additionally, the support will be extended to two more years for those students who perform well academically.
Deadline: March 31st, each year.
Catholic University Leuven is offering fellowships for senior non-KU Leuven researchers (regardless of their nationality) who have publicly defended their doctoral thesis at least 8 years before the official submission date. SF fellowships are granted for a maximum of 12 months. Fellows will be paid by means of a grant, a salary or expenses. The level of the grant, salary or expenses is determined in accordance with the level of the fellow and the percentage of remuneration in the fellow’s own institution.
Deadline: March 27, each year.
Bocconi University offers up to 30 need-based scholarships for international students applying to a Bachelor program or a Law Program at Bocconi for the AY 2014/15. The scholarship provides a full tuition waiver, worth approximately € 11,000.00 per year for a maximum of 3 academic years (for Bachelor programs) or 5 academic years (for the Law program).
Deadline: March 20, each year for second/Spring round
These scholarships will be awarded to support studies in Russian educational institutions of higher education at the expense of federal budget allocations in an academic year 2014/2015. Scholarships also provide free accommodation in a residential area in the hostels of educational institutions. Foreign citizens (specialists with higher education) will be accepted as students for an internship program. Through these scholarships foreign citizens can pursue postgraduate and training programme.
Deadline: March 15, each year.
VINNOVA, co-financed by the European Union through the Marie Curie Action is offering up to 100 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships for financing the research project. This call targets internationally experienced researchers (more than ten years’ full-time equivalent research experience) who are working outside Sweden. The programme offers a planning grant to fund half the salary of the researcher (project leader) for the duration of the project. Additional relevant and justifiable costs relating to mobility will also be covered by these grants.
Deadline: March 14, each year.
The Newton International Fellowship scheme is available for the best early stage postdoctoral researchers from all over the world except UK. The fellowships cover the broad range of physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities. Fellowships are tenable for a continuous period of two years. Newton fellows must be based at the UK host organization full time for the two years period. In the 2014 round, approximately 40 Newton fellows will be appointed. Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following the completion of the Fellowship.
Deadline: 10th March each year.
SMU Cox School of Business annually awards merit scholarships to US and international students for MBA programme. Awards are ranging from 10-100% of tuition and fees for the entire two-year period, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The performance on the GMAT scores will also be included at the time of funding the scholarship. Females are strongly encouraged to apply for these MBA scholarships.
Deadline: March 5, each year.
Heinrich Boll Foundation annually awards approx 1000 scholarships which are divided into two categories i.e. student scholarship and doctoral scholarship. Scholarships are available for undergraduates, graduates and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’). Students who have gained their university entrance qualification in Germany can study in Germany or EU country and who have gained their university entrance qualification outside of Germany can pursue their studies in Germany.
Deadline: 1 March each year.
VU University Amsterdam is offering fellowship to talented prospective students for pursuing a degree in a selection of Master’s programmes at university. Scholarships are open to international students who do not have Dutch nationality. The award is based on the motivation letter, the quality of previous education and the student’s academic performance therein. Only students following a 2-year Master’s programme may apply for a second year and the prerequisite for a second application is the achievement of at least 80% of the 60 possible credits.
Deadline: 1st March each year.
Faculty of Arts of University of Groningen is awarding talent grant for excellent candidates from non-EEA countries. The grant is usually awarded for a maximum of 2 years for a Master’s degree programme. The amount of the partial scholarship is determined annually. Candidates can write a letter of motivation to apply for this scholarship, which should be included in their application package.
Deadline: 1st March each year.
The la Caixa” Foundation will award four fully funded fellowships for supporting the highly qualified graduate students during 2014. Students will carry out their experimental work towards obtaining a PhD degree at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO; Spanish National Cancer Research Centre) within an International PhD Programme. Fellowships will be awarded for a period of 4 years regardless of nationality.
Deadline: February 28, each year.
Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics is offering fellowships for scholars from outside Belgium. Scholars with an active interest in the main research themes of the Hoover Chair’s members are particularly welcome. Fellows will not receive any stipend, but will be entitled to a contribution to their housing costs of up to EUR 300 per month for duration of up to four months.
Deadline: 28 February each year.
Every year, the ENS Cachan welcomes between 15 and 30 foreign students who are currently studying or have studied and obtained their most recent qualification outside of France. Scholarships are available for a second year Research Master (RM2) or for a joint PhD in order to follow or pursue research training in one of the departments or laboratories of the ENS Cachan (Cachan campus). The scholarships are awarded for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period of 12 months not renewable.
Deadline: 15th February (First call) and 4th April 2014 (Second call).
The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) is offering 8 PhD scholarships in life sciences. Selected candidates for the VIB International PhD Program will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €25.000 and are expected to start in October 2014. Scholarship is available to all non-Belgians, currently not living in Belgium.
Deadline: 15th February each year.
Each year, Finnish Government awards scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities or public research institutes. Scholarship is open to young researchers from Australia, China, Cuba, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Ukraine and from all academic fields. The scholarships will provide a monthly allowance of EUR 1200.
Deadline: 14th February, each year.
Kuwait Program at Sciences Po and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) are funding KSP student excellence scholarships to graduate students admitted to Sciences Po and enrolled in master’s programs. The scholarship is offered for two years of study (up to 20,000 Euros total), on condition of completing the scholarship requirements. Scholarships are open for all nationalities.
Deadline: February 4th, each year.
Each year the government of Iceland funds scholarships for foreign students to pursue language program at University of Iceland. Approximately 15 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2014 to April 30th 2015. Scholarships are intended for Icelandic Studies. The students read both old and modern literature and learn about the history of Iceland from settlement to modern times. Additionally, students are introduced to translations. Preference will be given to a candidate under 35 years of age.
Deadline: February 1, each year.
Leiden University offers Excellence Scholarship programme for excellent students from all nationalities. Scholarships are awarded for all MA, MSc and LL.M programmes for Non-EU/EEA students and for master’s of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy for all nationalities students. Scholarship is available for those students who are enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting February 2014 or September 2014.
Deadline: 1 February each year.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) annually fund Graduate School Scholarship Programs (GSSP) for international students to pursue doctoral degree at German universities. Selected doctoral programs receive a commitment for a total of four DAAD PhD Scholarships (two in 2015 and two in 2016). Each DAAD PhD course is awarded up to three years but in the case of PhD students from developing and emerging countries, scholarships are awarded up to four-year.
Deadline: 20th January each year.
CIMI LabEx in Toulouse offers two postdoctoral fellowships for French and foreign students. The positions are funded for one year and may be extended for a second year. Each post-doctoral fellow will receive a net salary of €2,140 per month and thus benefit from health insurance and social coverage.
Deadline: January 15th, each year.
The International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) fellowship program of the Technical University of Berlin is co-financed by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Union. IPODI awards seven fellowships per year per year (in 2014, 2015, and 2016) in three internationally open selection rounds with international peer-review. Fellowships are available for all excellent female researchers regardless of their nationality or age and from all fields of research represented at the TU Berlin. Successful candidates will also receive additional training in career development and research management.
Deadline: January 15, each year.
Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) invites students of developing countries for Doctoral Scholarship Programme. Scholarship is awarded for a maximum period of 48 months and eventually for one pre-doctoral year as preparation period for the doctoral programme. Applicants may choose a research topic proposed by one of the KU Leuven Doctoral Schools or may propose their own research topic.
Deadline: 15 January each year.
The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) awards 60 PhD scholarships per year for three years. Each scholarship is initially awarded for a period of up to one year. After reviewing the progress of work is usually an extension of one year each. Scholarship is awarded to young scientists from all disciplines for carrying out research in the field of environmental protection. Scholarship is available to both international and German researchers.
Deadline: January 15th each year.
Fellowships are available for postdoctoral research program. Ten fellowships are awarded for the academic year 2014-16. Stipends range from EUR 1700 to 1900 per month. Applicants from all disciplines, fields and nationalities who have completed their education (BA, MA, or PhD) within ten years of the date of appointment are eligible to apply.
Deadline: 12th January each year.
The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs awards Eiffel Scholarships for international students (except French students) to pursue a master degree at French host higher education institutions and a PhD through a thesis joint supervision or co-tutorship with a foreign higher education institution partner. The scholarship is awarded for a maximum duration of 12 months for M2, a maximum of 24 months for M1, maximum duration of 36 months for an engineering science diploma and for a maximum duration of 10 months for PhD program.
Deadline: January 8.
New York University School of Law is inviting applications for one year global fellows program. The Global Fellows Program is open to foreign nationals and to U.S. and dual-nationality citizens who are teaching, working, or studying outside of the U.S. Preference is given to applicants who intend to visit for the academic year.
Deadline: January 6, each year.
This fellowship is offered for the students from Asia, the Pacific and the USA to participate in the educational, residential and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai. The fellowships will be offered for up to 24 months to cover the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, health insurance, and partial funding toward meals and incidental expenses.
Deadline: January 6, each year.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) awards research fellowships to support the research training of predoctoral students at one of the designated institutions in USA. The fellowship is offered up to three years for US citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. For applying the fellowships, applicants must be nominated by their institution through the specific nomination process determined by their institution.
Deadline: Institutional nomination-November 25 (annually) and online application deadline- February 6 (annually)
International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund provides scholarships for selected women who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada. Scholarships are awarded for graduate study at college or university in the United States and Canada. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $10,000. Scholarships are awarded for one year. The amount of the scholarship will be divided into two payments, to be distributed in August and December. The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need.
Deadline: December 15, annually
The University of Cambridge offers approximately 80 international scholarships for pursuing research programme leading to the PhD (including CPGS). The award has a maximum duration of three years to cover the full cost of fees and maintenance. The fellowship is awarded to those students who will be registered for a three year research programme, leading to the PhD (including CPGS), that starts in the next academic year.
Deadline: 3rd December each year.
Bill gates scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. 90 scholarships are awarded annually to the citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom for pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Scholarships award amounts depending on the length of the chosen degree course or Study project, 12 to 24 months.
Deadline: 3 December annually.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations fund Chevening scholarships for pursuing full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree at any UK university. Scholarships are awarded to the citizens of a Chevening country. The programme provides full or part funding to cover the tuition fees, a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual), an economy class return airfare to the UK and additional grants to cover essential expenditure.
Deadline: The application deadline varies from country to country.
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) funds approximately 100 graduate students from more than 25 countries for International PhD Program. The duration of PhD course is 4 years. After successful completion of the research project, submission of a written thesis and a thesis defense, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel. Financial support is provided in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. To be considered for this program, applicants must hold an MS degree or equivalent, and have a strong background in cell, molecular or computational biology.
Deadline: There are two deadlines each year in May and November.
VLIR-UOS offers scholarships for students from 54 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America to pursue training and masters programme at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium. The master programmes last for one or two academic years and the training programmes last for one to four months. The scholarships cover all related expenses. Applications that are sent to VLIR-UOS directly by the candidate will not be considered.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is determined according to the universities programme. Check the list of eligible programmes 2014 to find out which calls for scholarships are currently open.
Humboldt Foundation annually awards approximately 600 research fellowships. These are open to the postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities and disciplines who have completed their doctorate in the last four years. Fellowships are awarded to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) at a research institution in Germany. Applicants can choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their research plan independently. The fellowship is worth of 2,650 EUR per month and includes some additional benefits.
Deadline: Applications may be sent at any time. Selection committee meetings take place three times a year, in March, July and November. Applications should be submitted at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection meeting.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a well known fellowship program for international students to study in USA. It is a non-degree program. Participants may complete academic coursework at their host universities to update their academic and professional knowledge in their field, but they do not receive an academic degree as a result of their participation in the Program. The ten months fellowship is provided to cover many expenses.
Deadline: Application deadlines vary by country.
Applications are invited for Open Society Fellowship for international students. International Fellowship terms are for one year which covers stipend, accommodation, airfare, visa costs, research assistance, conference fees and health insurance. Most fellows spend a portion of their term in one or more Open Society Foundation offices.
Deadline: The deadline for application is August 4 annually.
Government of the People’s Republic of China and UNESCO are inviting applications for fellowship programmes to pursue advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Chinese universities. These UNESCO fellowships are of one year duration. The Chinese authorities will select the twenty-five (25) most qualified candidates.
Deadline: The application deadline is 6 June each year.
The University of Melbourne offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs. These scholarships will be awarded to undertake graduate research degree studies (e.g. master’s by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the university. Selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and academic merit.
Deadline: 31st May annually.
TAFE (Technical and Further Education) NSW is awarding over 100 scholarships available to genuine applicants who want to fulfill their dream of study in Australia. Each scholarship contributes $2,000 towards the tuition fees for a TAFE NSW Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree or a Bachelor Degree. These scholarships will be awarded to international students who have demonstrated academic merit and other achievements.
Deadline: 9 May annually.
The Shuttleworth Foundation offers one year fellowship program for international fellows to implement their innovative idea for social change. The fellowship is not limited to any specific geographic location. Fellows will work from where they are, with an open door to visit the Foundation’s head office in Cape Town, South Africa. Fellowship includes a year’s salary, a contribution towards expenses plus access to a travel allowance. The fellowship must be taken up on 1 March or 1 September.
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applications for the 1 September fellowship intake close 1 May.
A premier scientific organization in India, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) has instituted the INSA-JRD TATA Fellowship available to the scientists and researchers from other developing countries. 10 fellowships are awarded annually for a maximum period of three months. Fellowships are available to undertake short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research institutions in India.
Deadline: 31st October each year.
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