Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2016

This page provides information on scholarships for developing countries  students who are in need of scholarship to study at home and abroad. A scholarship programme is often created to reward students who have worked hard in their career path. Every year prominent Universities and organizations fund scholarships for the students of developing countries to fulfill their dreams of studying at home and overseas for shaping their career perfectly. These scholarships are both fully funded and partially funded. Below weaved list of scholarships for students of developing countries includes all academic levels as undergraduate, graduate, masters, doctoral and postdoctoral students.

WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider: WWF, Switzerland
Eligible Students:
Applications are encouraged from people seeking to build skills in specific subjects that will enhance their contribution to nature conservation.
Scholarships are available for pursuing formal studies or professional training.
Award Details: The maximum amount for any one scholarship under this scheme is CHF 10,000 and preferential consideration is given to requests for less than CHF 10,000.
Application Deadline: 5 January 2016

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women, 2016-2017
Scholarship Provider: International Peace Research Association Foundation
Eligible Students:
The Dorothy Senesh Fellowships are available to women from developing countries who have completed a Bachelor’s degree
Courses: Fellowships are available for pursuing graduate programme.
Award Details:
The Fellowships provide $5,000 per year for two years for both women, for a total of $10,000 each.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

MMMF Grants for Women of Developing Countries, 2016
Scholarship Provider: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
Eligible Students:
Demonstrate a commitment to working to empower women and children in developing countries.
Courses: Grant is available towards the completion of the degree program in Canada and USA.
Award Details: An MMMF grant covers only a portion of the total costs for an academic year.
Application Deadline: January 16, 2016

The Daniel Turnberg UK/Middle East Travel Fellowship Scheme
Scholarship Provider: Daniel Turnberg Memorial Fund with ongoing support from the Royal College of Physicians, London, the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust.
Eligible Students:
Fellowship is open for medical and non-medical graduates who can show a commitment to a career in research.
Courses: Travel Fellowship for Medical researchers and bio scientists in the field of biomedical.
Award Details:
The Fellowship will cover airfare and a subsistence allowance for a period of up to four weeks. Funding is provided to an upper limit of £3,500 per fellowship
Application Deadline:
18 January 2016

Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship in UK, 2016
Scholarship Provider: Louis Dreyfus Foundation and University of Oxford, UK
Eligible Students: This scholarship seeks to support individuals who, following completion of their supported studies, will go on to actively engage in the chosen fields.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing full time graduate degree at University of Oxford.
Award Details: The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057).
Application Deadline: 8 or 22 January 2016, depending on your course.

United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies
Scholarship Provider: The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan
Eligible Students: Be nationals of developing countries or countries with economy in transition; be duly nominated by their institutions.
Courses: Scholarship is available for pursing PhD students.
Award Details: The selected candidates will each receive a grant under Japanese government (Mobukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship (Research Students) of about 145,000 yen per month.
Application Deadline:
24 January 2016

2016 EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships
Scholarship Provider: European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and WHO/TDR.
Eligible Students:
Applicant must be a post-graduate (MSc or PhD) or medical graduate with clinical and/or research experience in infectious diseases.
Courses: Fellowships are available to early to mid-career clinical researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams.
Award Details: The grant covers one economy class return ticket (home – host organisation – home); a monthly stipend; health insurance; an allowance to cover essential educational support materials.
Application Deadline: 28 January 2016 (Stage 1) and 21 July 2016 (Stage 2: Training plan – EDCTP only).

MIDS-Managed Scholarships for Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider: Geneva Law School and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Eligible Students: Demonstrated financial need on the part of candidates as well as their immediate and extended families, employers and any other persons who might otherwise have been able to contribute toward financing their MIDS studies.
Courses: This scholarship is available for pursuing Master’s degree (LLM).
Award Details: These scholarships cover the total tuition fees as well as CHF 15,000 toward living expenses.
Application Deadline: 1 February 2016

IMMANA Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2016
Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID), UK government
Eligible Students: Eligible applicants will have completed a doctorate (PhD, DPhil, DPH, MD, DVM or similar terminal degree) in any field
Courses: Fellowships are available for undertaking postdoctoral research programme.
Award Details: A fixed stipend of £34,000 (approximately $52,000) paid in quarterly installments against satisfactory completion of programme milestones.
Application Deadline: 1 February 2016

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships in UK, 2016
Scholarship Provider: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) in partnership with UK universities.
Eligible Students: Applicant must be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person.
Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree program at UK Institutions.
Award Details: Each Scholarship provides study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Development Fellowship Program, 2017
Scholarship Provider: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC
Eligible Students: Applicant must have a qualifying degree in library or information science.
Courses: This is a intensive four-week Fellowship program based at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA for library and information science professionals.
Award Details: The award provides each fellow Airfare, coach class, from the recipient’s home country to the United States and return trip to the recipient’s home country
Application Deadline: February 12, 2016

Janssen Pharmaceutica Scholarships for MSc in UK, 2016-2017
Scholarship Provider: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Eligible Students:
Applicants must hold an offer of admission to the MSc Global Mental Health commencing in 2016-17.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree at King’s College London.
Award Details: Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees, a living expense stipend of GBP 15,298.00 and an allowance in the summer for project expenses.
Application Deadline: 29 February 2016

Reach Oxford Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider: Oxford University, UK
Eligible Students:
This scheme is only suitable for candidates of the highest academic ability who have outstanding examination results.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at Oxford University.
Award Details: Scholarship covers University fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year.
Application Deadline: 17 February 2016

International Climate Protection Fellowships for Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider: Federal Environment Ministry’s (BMU) International Climate Initiative
Eligible Students:
Applicant should have very good knowledge of English or German
Fellowships are available for undertaking research in Germany
Award Details: Fellowship amount according to qualifications between €2,150 and €2,650 per month
Application Deadline: 1 March 2016

World Citizen Talent Scholarships for Non-EEA Students
Scholarship Provider: Hague University, Netherlands
Eligible Students:
Applicant must enrolling for the first time and have not studied at any programmes of The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor degree level at Hague University.
Award Details: Scholarships each worth EUR 5,000 are available to prospective bachelor degree students for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Application Deadline: 31 March 2016

IHRP Emerging Scholar Program at Mahidol University
Scholarship Provider: The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, Thailand
Eligible Students: Applicant should have very strong English skills.
Scholarship is available for pursuing MA degree programme.
Award Details: The scholarship allows for reduced tuition and thesis fees (4,200 Baht per credit to 1,200 Baht per credit each term and a 50 % of the cost of the thesis fee).
Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships for Tanzanian Students at University of Edinburgh, UK
Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh, UK
Eligible Students:
Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree at University of Edinburgh.
Award Details:
The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK.
Application Deadline: 1st April 2016

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship at University of Nottingham, UK
Scholarship Provider: University of Nottingham
Eligible Students:
Applicants are not currently studying at a University of Nottingham campus or are not a University of Nottingham graduate.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree programme at University of Nottingham.
Award Details: 105 scholarships are available as follows: 30 x 100% tuition fee and 75 x 50% of tuition fees.
Application Deadline: 22 April 2016

IRO Doctoral Scholarship for Developing Countries Students in Belgium
Scholarship Provider: Catholic University of Leuven’s Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation, Belgium
Eligible Students:
The candidate must hold an academic qualification at least equivalent to a high distinction.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD program at KU Leuven
Award Details: The scholarship includes monthly basic amount € 1,415 (75% of the net salary of an assistant) paid at the end of each month for doctoral students and €1000 paid at the beginning of each month
Application Deadline: November 9th 2015

International Space University Scholarship Program in France, 2016
Scholarship Provider: The International Space University
Eligible Students:
This financial aid is available for applicants from Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia, developing countries and from other countries.
Courses: Scholarship is available for MSS, SSP and SH-SSP students.
Award Details: This aid is available to selected applicants, and covers a portion of their tuition fees.
Application Deadline: MSS applicants: 15 March 2016, SSP16 applicants: 30 April 2016 and SH-SSP16 applicants: 30 November 2015

Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2016
Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Eligible Students:
Be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing Split-site (PhD)
Award Details:
Each scholarship provides study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
Application Deadline: 19 November 2015

2016 Commonwealth Medical Fellowships in UK
Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Eligible Students:
Applicant must have qualified as a doctor or dentist between 1 October 2006 and 30 September 2009, or before 1 October 2001
Courses: Fellowships are available to doctors and dentists to enable them to spend between three and six months at a UK hospital.
Award Details: Each fellowship provides research support grant, payable to your host university hospital
Application Deadline: 19 November 2015

Commonwealth Academic Fellowships for Mid-Career Academics in UK, 2016
Scholarship Provider:
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Eligible Students:
Applicant must be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
Courses: Fellowships are awarded for early career academics to spend three months undertaking research and updating their skills at any approved UK university or higher education institution.
Award Details: Each fellowship provides grant towards the cost of preparing reports and other written work
Application Deadline: 19 November 2015

PROVIA Visiting Fellowship Programme
Scholarship Provider: The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) and START
Eligible Students: The fellowship is open to professionals and researchers whose work involves designing, implementing, or promoting adaptation solutions.
Courses: Fellowship is available for four weeks residential programme at the host institution.
Award Details: It provides travel (airfare, visa application fee, and airport transfer) and accommodation (housing, daily subsistence allowance) expenses for this fellowship will be covered. Application Deadline: 20 November 2015

Global Change Leaders Scholarship Program for Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider: The Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University
Eligible Students: This program is targeted to emerging women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issues
Courses: It is a seven-week education program at Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership.
Award Details: The Global Change Leaders program provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals.
Application Deadline: December 4, 2015
Center for Universal Education Echidna Global Program, 2016
Scholarship Provider: The Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution, USA
Eligible Students: Applicants should have a background in education, development, economics, or a related area, with at least 15 years of professional experience
Courses: Scholarship is available for undertaking research at the Brookings Institution.
Award Details: Applicants selected for the fellowship will receive a living stipend of USD $5,000 a month (subject to U.S. tax withholding), paid housing for the four-and-a-half month term, and round-trip travel expenses.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2015

2016 IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Research, France
Scholarship Provider: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Eligible Students: Candidates are required to have finished their doctoral degree (Ph.D.) within five years of the closing date.
Courses: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers to complete their training at the IARC in France.
Award Details: The annual stipend is currently 33 000 Euros and will be paid monthly in advance.
Application Deadline: 30 November, 2015

Islamic Development Bank Prize
Scholarship Provider: Islamic Development Bank
Eligible Students:
Applicant must have engage in activities and /or reside in one of the IDB member countries or in a Muslim community in non-member countries.
Courses: Prize is available for women who have developed or be actively involved in projects/activities that are innovative and helped to improve access to safe and affordable water
Award Details: The Prize consists of two cash awards-U.S. $ 50,000 for a woman or a group of women and U.S. $ 100,000 for an organization.
Application Deadline:
30th November 2015

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships, 2016
Scholarship Provider:
The Schlumberger Foundation
Eligible Students:
Fellowship applicants should have a proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching.
Courses: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD or postdoctoral studies at leading universities abroad.
Award Details: Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies
Application Deadline: November 13th, 2015

Mathematics Research Fellowships for Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider: The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Eligible Students: Visiting Fellows must have a PhD in mathematics prior to the start of their Fellowship.
These visiting Fellowships are open to mathematicians for pursuing research programme at ICTP.
Award Details: A small number of visiting fellowships will be awarded.
Application Deadline: 15 December, 2015

TWAS-icipe Fellowship Program
Scholarship Provider: The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)
Eligible Students: Applicant must be permanent residents in a developing country (other than Kenya)
Courses: Fellowships are available for undertaking PhD or postdoctoral studies.
Award Details:
Icipe will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance.
Application Deadline: 15th September 2015

ISN Fellowship Program for Developing Countries’ Students
Scholarship Provider:
International Society of Nephrology
Eligible Students:
The candidates with the highest scores will be granted a fellowship.
Courses: Fellowship program provides relevant and contemporary nephrology training to physicians.
Award Details: The total sum of the grant is in alignment with the length of the training and varies according to the anticipated expenses in the host country, as per World Bank data.
Application Deadline: May 1st or October 1st

TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme
Scholarship Provider: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Eligible Students:
Hold a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
Courses: Fellowships are available for pursuing research at postgraduate and postdoctoral level at laboratories and institutes
Award Details: CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance
Application Deadline: 31st August of each year

SFIAR Awards for Developing Countries Students in Switzerland
Scholarship Provider: The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR)
Eligible Students: Applicant has appropriate linkages in developing countries.
This award is available for pursuing PhD or postdoctoral level.
Award Details: The prize sum of the SFIAR Award is CHF 5’000 for a PhD or Post Doc project and CHF 10’000 for a team project. 
Application Deadline:
20 November 2015

International Students House Residential Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: (ISH) International Students House
Eligible Students:
Students should be from a developing or emerging country and intending to return on completion of their studies.
Courses: This is a two year residential scholarship program for postgraduate students.
Award Details: ISH provides a range of residential scholarships which provide free accommodation at ISH for up to a year and in exceptional circumstances up to three years. 
Application Deadline: 30 June 2015