Loads of grants and scholarships for Asian students are offered every year. Asia comprises of various prominent countries that take a room in the list of preferred international study destinations as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, etc. International and Asian scholarships enable the students to study in the outstanding universities of Asia and abroad. Eminent scholarship providers like Wellcome Trust, University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, POGO, University of Edinburgh and further more are awarding scholarships and grants exclusively to qualified students from Asia.
These scholarships and fellowships play a vital role in shaping a bright academic career of millions of Asian students. These are readily available in the field of science and engineering, law, arts, MBA, public health and lots more. Check out this page for the latest scholarships and fellowships offered for Asian students to upgrade their academic level in Asia or abroad.
UNU-ISP PhD Scholarships for Asian Students
Scholarship provider: The United Nations University
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree
Eligible: A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on at least one of the master’s degrees earned.
Award: 150,000 JPY
Application Deadline: April 28
HM King’s and HM Queen’s Scholarships for Asian
Scholarship provider: Royal Thai Government (RTG)
Course: Scholarships are awarded for pursuing master’s degree program
Eligible: Graduated in related fields from an accredited institution.
Award: Each scholarship award covers tuition fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus.
Application Deadline: 31 March
Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Scholarship provider: Wellcome Trust ,Uk
Course: Fellowships are available for research training at master’s degree level.
Eligible: At an early stage in your career, with limited research experience, but have a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for research.
Award: A stipend. Stipends are costed based on the Trust’s Masters students scales, determined by the location of the course (Inside London – £17 000 per year; UK Outside London – £15 000 per year; Outside the UK – applicants are advised to check with the prospective training institution regarding living costs; Other – for individual cases where additional funding may be required, e.g. dependants accompanying the awardee, please contact the Trust for advice)
Application Deadline: 29 March
Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships for International Applicants
Scholarship provider:Sainsbury Institute, Uk
Course: Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.
Eligible: The Institute is offering Fellowship to scholars who have either received a PhD from a North American, Asian or European university, or who are currently employed by an academic institution or museum.
Application Deadline: 28 February
Janssen Phamaceutica Scholarships for Asian Students
Scholarship provider: The Centre for Global Mental Health
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree level
Eligible: Applicants must hold an offer of admission to the MSc in Global Mental Health
Application Deadline: 28-Feb
2017 Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship Programme, Japan
Scholarship provider: United Nations University
Course: Scholarships are available for undertaking MSc programme
Eligible: A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for the bachelor’s degree earned
Award: The JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY
Application Deadline: February 28,
Intermediate Fellowships for Developing Countries
Scholarship provider: Wellcome Trust
Course: research fellowships
Eligible: a graduate in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine (e.g. biomedical or social science, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry or mathematics) with a PhD and three to six years’ postdoctoral experience.
Award: a basic salary for the fellow -research expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support, fieldwork and data collection)
Application Deadline: 13 February 2017
Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards
Scholarship provider: Wellcome Trust, UK
Course: Awards are available for undertaking research projects.
Eligible: Projects must either be led by, or in collaboration with, biomedical scientists or health researchers.
Award: £30,000 will be awarded.
Application Deadline: 10 February 2017
Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program
Scholarship provider: Bai Xian Asia
Course: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate, MBA, or other Master/Doctoral degree programme
Eligible: The AFLSP will only support students who wish to study abroad at one of their Participating Universities.
Award: US$25,000 per year
Application Deadline: January 31
VLIR-UOS Scholarships for International Master Programmes
Course: Scholarships are offered for training and masters programmes
Eligible: The maximum age for a Master programme candidate is 35 years for an initial masters and 40 years for an advanced masters.
Award: € 33/day
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is determined according to the universities programme.
IHRP Emerging Scholar Program
Scholarship provider: The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, Thailand
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing MA degree programme.
Eligible: Demonstration of strong academic achievements
Award: 1,200 Baht
Application Deadline: March 31
CSEAS Fellowship for Visiting Research Scholars
Scholarship provider: Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) of Kyoto University, Japan
Course: Fellowships are available for scholars and researchers to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study
Eligible: Applicants must be productive scholars of high reputation under 65 years of age at the time of the fellowship appointment
Award: Successful applicants will receive an appropriate stipend to cover international travel and living expenses in Kyoto.
Application Deadline: December 28
Willamette MBA Global Diversity Scholarship
Scholarship provider: Willamette University, USA
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing MBA program
Eligible: Applicants with a bachelor degree:
Application Deadline: December 15
School of Information Technologies Postgraduate Scholarships
Scholarship provider: University of Sydney, Australia
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree program
Eligible: The applicant must have a full/unconditional offer of study and subsequently enroll at the University of Sydney for one of the following coursework programs: Master of Information Technology (MIT), Master of Information Technology Management (MITM), or MIT/MITM combined program,
Award: $6,000 per annum.
Application Deadline: 15 January
SEARCA Graduate Scholarship for Southeast Asians
Scholarship provider: The Southeast Asian Regional Center
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s and PhD degrees level
Eligible: Applicants age should not more than 35 years old at the time of application.:
Application Deadline: 30 September
Warwick Engineering Scholarships for Asian Students
Scholarship provider: University of Warwick, UK
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree
Eligible: The scholarships are open to overseas domicile applicants from the Greater China, South East Asia and South Asia regions who holds the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick as their firm/first choice.
Award: 4,000 GBP
Application Deadline: 31 July
ITS Scholarships for Masters Study at University of Leeds
Scholarship provider: University of Leeds,UK
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time masters programme (MSC).
Eligible: Applicants must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on an ITS Masters programme
Award: The scholarships provide a 50% tuition fee waiver
Application Deadline: 15th June
IGIDR-IDRC Scholarships and Fellowships for Asian Countries Students
Scholarship provider: Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
Course: Scholarships and fellowships are available to visit IGIDR for a period of 12 months (extendable to a maximum of another 12 months) to undertake doctoral and postdoctoral research
Eligible: Minimum qualification for admission to M.Sc. programme includes one of the following degrees or their equivalents: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Economics/Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Statistics/Bachelor of Science in Physics or Mathematics/Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Engineering, with at least a Second Class/Division for Economics discipline and First Class/Division for other disciplines.
Award: Selected Masters applicant will receive IDRC funded scholarships that include: monthly scholarship of INR 10000.
Application Deadline: April 30
Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships for Developing Countries
Scholarship provider:The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund
Course: Fellowships are available for professional journalists.
Eligible: Are currently employed full-time as professional journalists for print, television, radio or internet media organizations.
Award: The Fund will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities.
Application Deadline: March 18
TWAS-USM Fellowships for Visiting Researchers in Malaysia, 2015
Scholarship provider: TWAS-Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing advanced research.
Eligible: Be a maximum age of 55 years on 31 December of the application year.
Award: USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
Application Deadline: 15 September
Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2015
Scholarship provider: The Leakey Foundation
Course: Fellowships are available for advanced special training or studies leading towards an M.A or PhD.
Eligible: The applicant must have a Home Sponsor who is a member of the institution.
Award: $12,000 per year.
Application Deadline: February 15
IGA WGC2015 Short Course Fellowships for Developing Countries in Australia, 2015
Scholarship provider: The International Geothermal Association
Course: Fellowships are awarded for three day short course.
Eligible: The fellow is not accepted as fellow in the general WGC2015 fellowship program.
Award: 2,000 USD each.
Application Deadline: 31st January
ISA Call Applications for COMRA Fellowship and Engineering Training Programme, 2015
Scholarship provider: The International Seabed Authority and China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA)
Course: Fellowships are available for pursuing training programmes
Eligible: -Less than 45 years of age;
Award: COMRA will pay for a round-trip airline tickets (economy class) for the trainees. Local ground transportation, accommodations, travel insurance and allowance will be also provided by COMRA.
Application Deadline: 20 January
IMPRS PhD Positions for Own Proposal Elaboration in Germany, 2015
Scholarship provider: DAAD
Course: This position is for pursuing PhD degree level
Eligible: Applicants should hold a MSc or equivalent degree
Award: These are fully-funded PhD positions
Application Deadline: January 15
INSEAD Ian Potter ’93D and Family Endowed Asia Scholarship in Singapore, 2016
Scholarship provider: INSEAD Business School
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing MBA program
Eligible: Candidates admitted to the MBA programme from the Asia qualify.
Award: The value of Asia scholarship is up to €10,000.
Application Deadline: 31 January
RNTC Fellowships for Developing Countries’ Students
Scholarship provider: RNTC, Netherlands
Course: Fellowships are available for pursuing RNTC postgraduate courses.
Eligible: To have a minimum of three years working experience in the media/NGO sector
Award: Fellowships will cover the full cost of travel and visa (if required), accommodation and meals, insurance, and the course fee.
Application Deadline: July 22
International Students House Residential Scholarships for Asian Students
Scholarship provider: ISH, UK
Course: This is a two year residential scholarship program for postgraduate students.
Eligible: Preference will be given to postgraduate students
Award: ISH provide a range of Residential Scholarships which provide free accommodation
Application Deadline: As all applications are handled by partner institutions, different deadlines will apply.
Asian Women in Business Scholarship (AWIB) Fund
Scholarship provider: AWIB,USA
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate degree (this scholarship is for currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed at least one semester).
Eligible: Enrolled full-time in an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution in the US, at the time of application and award
Award: Each scholarship will be $2,500
Application Deadline: October 25
TÜBITAK Graduate Scholarship Programme
Scholarship provider: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing graduate degree (masters and doctoral).
Eligible: Applicants who are currently enrolled in an MSc/MA program in Turkey are also eligible for the scholarship on the condition that they have not yet completed their third semester in the program.
Award: A monthly stipend of 1.500 Turkish Liras (TL) for MSc/MA students
Application Deadline: 12 September
Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships for Asian Students
Scholarship provider: The University of Nottingham Malaysia
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level
Eligible: Have at least 1 full year working experience after completion of the undergraduate programme. Fresh graduates will not be considered.
Award: 10 awards of 100% tuition fee scholarships
Application Deadline: 15 October
MBA Scholarships for Asian Students
Scholarship provider: University of Glasgow, UK
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree
Eligible: The criteria for the scholarships are academic excellence and personal achievement. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their application for admission.
Application Deadline: 1 July
Warwick IFP Anniversary Scholarships for Asian Students
Scholarship provider: University of Warwick, UK
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing International Foundation Studies
Eligible: Have made an online application to study the Warwick International Foundation Programme
Award: -10 Scholarships allocated (9 x £1,200 1 x £5,000)
Application Deadline: April 30
ESMT Scholarships for Asian Students
Scholarship provider: European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Germany
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing MBA program.
Eligible: ESMT Central and Eastern Europe Scholarship: Candidates with permanent residence in any Central or Eastern European country: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria.
Award: The value of each scholarship is up to € 15,000.
Application Deadline: s April 2 and November 2
INSA JRD-Tata Fellowship Programme
Scholarship provider: The Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
Course: Fellowships are available to undertake short-term, participatory research studies in India.
Eligible: Applicant must have acceptance from the Indian Host Institution for his research training in India under INSA JRD-TATA Fellowship (as per the format).
Award: Cost of return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India
Application Deadline: 30th April and 31st October
JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program
Scholarship provider: Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
Course: Fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.
Eligible: Should be endorsed by the authority of the institution where the applicant is employed.
Award: Living allowance: \7,700 per day (excluding housing allowance)
UCL Global Excellence Graduate Scholarships for Asian Students
Scholarship provider: University College London, UK
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate degree
Eligible: Students enrolling on joint programmes (programmes run by UCL and another university) are not eligible.
Application Deadline: 11 April
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