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Bursaries for International Students, 2018

A bursary is a monetary award that is granted on the basis of financial need. Bursaries are different than scholarships. The studentships are merit-based and are awarded for academic achievement. Bursaries are financial-need based awards that do not have to be repaid. The studentships are merit-based and are awarded for academic achievement. Presently, various global universities and organizations remove the barriers of income level in part by providing and encouraging support for students via bursary. Here are list of various bursaries provided by various universities kindly go through it.

CUD ARES Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students in Belgium
Scholarship Provider:
 Academy of Research and Higher Education (ARES-Committee for Development Cooperation), Belgium
Eligible Students: Only the nationals of the following countries are authorized to postulate with our scholarships: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Haïti, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Vietnam.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing masters and training programmes in Belgium.
Award Details: Within the programme for International Courses and Training Programmes 2016-2017, ARES grants 130 scholarships for participation into the masters and 67 scholarships for participation into the training programmes.
Application Deadline: 10 February 2017



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Victoria Doctoral Scholarships for New Zealand and International Students
Scholarship Provider: 
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Eligible Students: The The studentships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enroll full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing doctoral or PhD degree at Victoria University.
Award Details: Scholarships include a $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Excellence Scholarships for Master’s Degree Programme at Leiden University
Scholarship Provider: 
Leiden University, Netherlands
Eligible Students: The applicant must Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting February 2016 or September 2016.
Course: The studentships are available for master’s degree program at Leiden University.
Award Details: The Leiden University Excellence programme has 3 awards: € 10.000 of the tuition fee; € 15.000 of the tuition fee ; Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee (also referred to as home fee)
Application Deadline: 1 February 2017

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
Scholarship Provider: 
Institute of International Education
Eligible Students: The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant
Course: The studentships are available for conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory or pursuing coursework at an academic institution.
Award Details: The Program includes a stipend commensurate with the recipient’s experience and expected expenses in the host country.
Application Deadline: January 24, 2017 

International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA) in Australia
Scholarship Provider: 
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Eligible Students: A citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and not a permanent resident of Australia.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing undertaking a postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Melbourne.
Award Details: The scholarship provides fee remissions of between 25% and 100% of tuition fees for the duration of your course.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) for International Students in Netherlands
Scholarship Provider:
 VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eligible Students: The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a Merit programme) for strongly motivated students with excellent study results.
Course: Fellowship is available for pursuing masters degree at VU University in Netherlands.
Award Details: The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. VUFP scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs.
Application Deadline: 1 February 2017

Ronald McDonald program for High School Seniors
Scholarship Provider:
 Ronald McDonald House Charities
Eligible Students: A student must have eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study.
Course: award is available for high school seniors to attend a two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school.
Award Details: Most local chapters award a minimum of $1,000.
Application Deadline: 18th January 2017

P.E.O. International Peace funding for Women in USA and Canada
Scholarship Provider: International Peace Scholarship Fund, Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)
Eligible Students: An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study, working toward a graduate degree in a college or university in the United States or Canada.
Course:  The studentships are available to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.
Award Details: The maximum amount awarded to a student is $10,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

BAYHOST Scholarships for Graduates from CEE Countries
Scholarship Provider:
 The Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Art
Eligible Students: The applicant must have citizenship of one of the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia or Ukraine.
Course: The studentships are meant to finance doctoral or postgraduate studies at Bavarian universities.
Award Details: The grant is paid out monthly (700 €) and amounts to 8.400 € per year. Students with at least one child receive 860 € per month, which amounts to 10.320 € per year.
Application Deadline: 1st December 2016

Oxford graduate funding opportunities for International Students 
Scholarship Provider: University of Oxford, UK
Eligible Students: The applicant should have submitted course application by the relevant January admissions deadline.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing graduate degree program at University of Oxford.
Award Details: These are fully funded scholarships. The sponsorship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs.
Application Deadline: 8 January and 22 January

Nottingham Business School Full-time MBA Dean’s funding for Academic Excellence
Scholarship Provider:
 Nottingham University, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants are only eligible for consideration of a Award if they have been offered a place on the MBA starting in January 2016.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing MBA program at Nottingham Business School.
Award Details: Scholarships up to the value of the full tuition fee are available although the awarding committee may choose to award a part scholarship. The sponsorship will be available in the form of a tuition fee reduction. If you are awarded a scholarship your fee will be adjusted before enrollment.
Application Deadline: 16 November 2016

ASF Scholarships for Dutch and International Students in Netherlands
Scholarship Provider: 
Amsterdam University College, Netherlands
Eligible Students: ASF Awardee must be fully admitted to Amsterdam University College. The ASF Scholarship cannot be transferred to another academic year or another academic programme.
Course: An ASF Awardee must be fully admitted to the Amsterdam University College.
Award Details: The AUC Scholarship Fund offers two types of ASF Scholarship: fully-funded programmes: EU students: EUR 5100 per year, Non-EU students: EUR 15300 per year. partial awards: EU students: EUR 2550 per year, Non-EU students: EUR 7650 per year.
Application Deadline: 1st November


Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor funding for International Students
Scholarship Provider: 
Chongqing Municipal Government, China
Eligible Students: The applicant of non-Chinese citizen who has already studied at universities of Chongqing for more than one semester and wishes to pursue a degree (bachelor degree, master degree, or doctoral degree) in Chongqing for at least one year.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate, master and doctoral degree program at Universities in Chongqing.
Award Details: First-class scholarship: Doctoral students 35,000; Master Students- 30,000; Undergraduate students- 25,000; Non-degree students- 10,000 and Second-class scholarship: Doctoral students 20,000; Master students- 15,000; Undergraduate students- 10,000; Non-degree students-8,000
Application Deadline: 31st March

HHMI International Student Research Fellowships in USA
Scholarship Provider: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Eligible Students: HHMI will award three-year fellowships to students while they are engaged in their doctoral dissertation research. U.S. institutions designated by HHMI will nominate students who -have demonstrated exceptional talent and innovation in research.
Course: Fellowships will support the research training of pre-doctoral students at one of the designated institutions.
Award Details: HHMI will provide each International Student Research Fellow with an annual stipend of $30,000, which will be administered and distributed by the host institution.
Application Deadline: November 17 and February 11

MMMF Grants for Women of Mexican in USA/Canada
Scholarship Provider: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
Eligible Students: The MMMF awards education grants on a competitive basis to exceptional women from developing countries who have financial need and are committed to working to empower women and children.
Course: 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: 16 January

Quebec MELS Merit program for Foreign Students
Scholarship Provider: 
Government of Québec, Canada
Eligible Students: The applicant must have been preselected by a university, the Réseau Trans-Tech (a CCTT), TERI University, the SER or CONACYT before September 23rd, 2015.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing doctoral research, postdoctoral and short term research program in Québec.
Award Details: Doctoral Research Scholarship: valued at $25,000 per year; Postdoctoral Fellowship: valued at $35,000 per year for one year non renewable; Short-term research or professional development scholarships: valued at $3,000 a month for a period of up to four months.
Application Deadline: November 1st

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants at Cornell University
Scholarship Provider:
 Cornell University Society for the Humanities
Eligible Students: Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2010. Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada.
Course: These are postdoctoral teaching-research fellowships awarded for two years.
Award Details: Each fellowship offers a stipend of $45,000/year. While in residence at Cornell, Mellon Fellows hold department affiliations and joint appointments with the Society for the Humanities, have limited teaching duties, and the opportunity for scholarly work.
Application Deadline: December 15 and November 1

Mathematics Research Fellowships for Developing Countries at ICTP in Italy
Scholarship Provider:
 The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Eligible Students: Visiting Fellowships are open to mathematicians of any age and nationality. Visiting Fellows must have a PhD in mathematics prior to the start of their Fellowship.
Course: These visiting Fellowships are open to mathematicians for pursuing research programme at ICTP.
Award Details: A small number of visiting fellowships will be awarded. ICTP also welcomes applications from small groups, two or three scientists, who wish to spend some time working together on a joint project at ICTP.
Application Deadline: 15 December

CBS Innovation International funding for Undergraduates in Australia
Scholarship Provider: Curtin University, Australia
Eligible Students: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the CBS Innovation International Scholarship: International student and hold a valid Student Visa – Higher Education (Subclass 573); Received a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) into an eligible undergraduate degree and major at Curtin University in 2016.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at Curtin University.
Award Details: The CBS Innovation International support will provide the following support for the expected duration of the undergraduate degree for up to a maximum of three years (based on a full-time study load of at least 100 credits per semester): A total value of up to $9,000 paid as a cash stipend of $1,500 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses. Payments occur post census date each semester. Payments will be made approximately mid-end April and September each year.
Application Deadline: 20 November

Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Eligible Students: Applicants must be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing Split-site (PhD) (where the CSC supports one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in applicant’s home country) studies at UK universities.
Award Details: Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,034 per month, or £1,268 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2015-2016 levels)
Application Deadline: 19 November

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships
Scholarship Provider: 
The Schlumberger Foundation
Eligible Students: The applicant should be a female and a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy.
Course: 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 subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendation from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans into the home country.
Application Deadline: November 18th, 2016

IRO Doctoral programme for Developing Countries in Belgium
Scholarship Provider: 
Catholic University of Leuven’s Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation, Belgium
Eligible Students: The applicant must be a citizen of one of the countries on the OECD DAC table that are listed under the following categories: Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries or Low Middle Income Countries.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing PhD program at KU Leuven.
Award Details: The award 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 for Pre-doctoral students, Housing allowance of € 200/month with accompanying partner (and children), Social security covering health insurance, child allowance, occupational hazard and occupational illness, Tuition fee, Affiliation with a Belgian Health Insurance company, Third-party liability insurance (private life), Professional and accident insurance coverage; third party liability insurance (study related matters and for professional liability) and Return flight tickets for the whole family after completion of the doctorate.
Application Deadline: November 132016

Facebook Fellowship Award for Domestic and International Students, USA
Scholarship Provider: Facebook, USA
Eligible Students: This Program is open to individuals who are enrolled full-time, as defined by the individual’s university, and in good standing at an appropriately accredited doctoral program focusing on a Topic or Field.
Course: Fellowships are available for full time PhD program.
Award Details: Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits: Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s) 2016-2017 and 2017-2018; $37,000 yearly grant; Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research; Opportunity for paid internship
Application Deadline: 1 November

Canadian Government Doctoral Research Scholarships for International Students, 2016/2017
Scholarship Provider:
 Government of Canada
Eligible Students: To be eligible for the opportunity the applicant must meet all eligibility requirements for the competition closing date, which is the 1 st November 2015.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at Québec University.
Award Details: The maximum annual value of the doctoral research funding for international students is $20 000. During the eligibility period (nine sessions or 36 months), the program holder may receive up to nine payments totaling $60 000.
Application Deadline: November 1st

MENA programme for Short Courses in Netherlands
Scholarship Provider: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Eligible Students: To be eligible for the opportunity the applicant must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the MSP country list valid at the time of application
Course: The studentships are available for selected short courses at educational institutions in the Netherlands.
Award Details: An MSP scholarship is a contribution to the costs of the selected short course and should supplement your salary which you must continue to receive during the study period.
Application Deadline: November

Honjo international awards for Graduate Students in Japan
Scholarship Provider:
 Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
Eligible Students: To be eligible for the opportunity the student must be registered to attend or applying for a graduate school starting from April 1, 2016.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing graduate program (Master and PhD) at a Japanese university.
Award Details: The award include: ¥200,000 per month for 1 or 2 years; ¥180,000 per month for 3 years; ¥150,000 per month for 4 or 5 years.
Application Deadline October 31

IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program for International Students
Scholarship Provider: IBM University
Eligible Students: To be eligible for the opportunity students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing PhD program.
Award Details: The IBM PhD Fellowships are awarded worldwide. IBM Ph.D. Fellows are awarded a stipend for one academic year. Fellowships vary by country/geographic area, and the students will be informed at the time of the award what the value is for their country/geographic area. All IBM Ph.D. Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and they are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one internship at IBM while completing their studies. Interns are paid by their host site and will be subject to the prevailing terms and conditions of the internship program at that site. IBM is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline: October 25

TÜBITAK Research Fellowship Programme for Foreign Citizens in Turkey
Scholarship Provider: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
Eligible Students: To be eligible for the opportunity applicants should be non-Turkish citizens. Applicants who hold dual citizenship with Turkey are not eligible to apply.
Course: Fellowships are available for PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers to pursue research at universities or research institutes in Turkey.
Award Details: The award include monthly stipend of 2.250 Turkish Liras.
Application Deadline 19 October

Rotary Yoneyama Scholarships for International Students in Japan
Scholarship Provider:
 Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation
Eligible Students: To be eligible for the opportunity applicant must not be a citizen of Japan nor be residing in Japan.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate, master and PhD degree programs at Japanese University or Graduate School.
Award Details: Undergraduates: ¥100,000 per month: Master’s students: ¥140,000 per month; Doctoral students: ¥140,000 per month; Supplemental: Only for the first year of the program, a supplemental of ¥400,000 is provided upon arrival in Japan.
Application Deadline: 16 October

Success and Support Scholarships for International Students in Turkey
Scholarship Provider:
 Turkish Government
Eligible Students: Applicant must hold foreign citizenship (Turkish citizens holding dual citizenship are ineligible).
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing associate and undergraduate, masters and PhD degree programmes.
Award Details: The value of each monthly scholarship to be paid is: 350 TL for students in undergraduate programmes; 450 TL for students in Masters programmes; 550 TL for students in PhD programmes.
Application Deadline: 15th October

Heinrich Boll foundation grants for German and International Students
Scholarship Provider:
 The Heinrich Boll Foundation
Eligible Students: In this application applicant has different criteria for doctoral scholarship and for undergraduate or graduate scholarship.
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree.
Award Details: The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates and doctoral students.
Application Deadline: 1 September

ISU Bocconi Scholarships for Italian and International Students in Italy
Scholarship Provider: Bocconi University, Italy
Eligible Students: In order to participate, students must be enrolled or declare they intend to enroll in University Bocconi for the 2015-2016 academic year, with the following conditions
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate, master and PhD degree program.
Award Details: The award include € 4,447.00; € 3,876.00; 3,328.00 + one free meal per day at the Bocconi University canteen services, during the entire period the service is open, for those in the third ISU Bocconi bracket
Application Deadline: 30 September

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
Scholarship Provider:
 Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC), UK
Eligible Students: For this fellowship the applicant must be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country.
Course: Fellowships support mid-career professionals to spend a period of time with a UK host organization working in their field for a program of professional development.
Award Details: A monthly (or pro rata) living allowance for the duration of the Fellowship at the rate of £1,563 per month (£1,938 per month for those based in the London Metropolitan area) – rates quoted at 2014-2015 levels. Exceptionally, depending on the programme arranged, a peripatetic living allowance may be payable. Further details if applicable will be given at the time of offer.
Application Deadline: 14 September

Mexican government award Program for Foreign Students in Mexico
Scholarship Provider:
 Mexican Government
Eligible Students: Applicant must hold Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree, as required by the program for which The grant is requested.
Course: The studentships are available for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate-level research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program in Mexico.
Award Details: Monthly stipend of 4 times the minimum salary in Mexico City for undergraduate mobility scholarships
Application Deadline: August 31

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars
Scholarship Provider: Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission
Eligible Students: There are different eligibility criteria for Research; PhD and Postdoctoral
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs and fine arts opportunities are for the Master program (according to the ECTS credits).
Award Details: PhD Positionsand Research scholarships: The aid amounts to a monthly payment of 1920 Swiss Francs. Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL), Mandatory Swiss Health insurance paid by the FCS (for non-EU or EFTA grantees only), A lump sum for air fare for non-European grantees only (provided at the end of the program), Special 300 Swiss Francs lodging allowance (paid once at the beginning of the program),1 year half-fare public transportation card and Counseling and various trips, dinners and sigh seeing tours organized for Swiss government award holders.
-Postdoctoral scholarships: The aid amounts to a monthly payment of 3500 Swiss Francs Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL).
Application Deadline: Varies according to country

Heilongjiang Government funding for International Students
Programme Provider:  
Heilongjiang Government
Eligible Students: Applicants for bachelor’s degree must have acquired a diploma equivalent to Chinese high-school graduate and be under the age of 25, and should also be in accordance with the eligibility of the host institution.
 award is available for pursuing undergraduate degree programme.
Award Details: The grant is divided into the following three categories: Class A Scholarship for Doctoral Degree Student’s (24,000 per year for 2 to 3 academic years), Class B funding for Master’s Degree Student’s (19,000 per year for 2 to 3 academic year) and Class C funding for Bachelor’s Degree Student’s (13,000 per year for 4 academic years).
Application Deadline: April 30, each year

CIMO PhD Fellowships for International Doctoral Students in Finland
Scholarship Provider: The Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)
Eligible Students: To apply for the this application The primary target groups in the CIMO Fellowships programme are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.
Course: Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at a Finnish university in Finland.
Award Details: The monthly allowance is 1500 euros. The grant is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person. No additional allowance for housing is paid. Expenses due to international travel to and from Finland are not covered by CIMO.
Application Deadline: There are no annual application deadlines in the CIMO Fellowship programme. Applications may be considered at all times.

Israeli government awards for Foreign Students
Scholarship Provider:
 Government of Israel
Eligible Students: To be eligible, the applicant should hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.
Course: The studentships are awarded for summer language courses (Ulpan) and for one academic year or research studies.
Award Details: Full award includes tuition fee, monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only) and Basic health insurance; partial award includes part of the tuition fee, monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only) and basic health insurance.
Application Deadline: November 30

Scholarships for Foreign Students at Fatih Sultan Mehmet VakIf University in Turkey
Scholarship Provider: Fatih Sultan Mehmet VakIf University (FSMVU), Turkey
Eligible Students:
 To be eligible for any of these endowments Master’s candidates must have an undergraduate degree, Doctorate and Proficiency and Art candidates must have Master’s degrees.
: The studentships are available for pursuing master’s and PhD programme at the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University.
Award Details: 
Starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, all successful applicants will receive 50% scholarships from the University Board of Trustees. Full financial aid positions will be awarded for master and PhD programs in Civilization Studies; Master’s – Doctorate program in Islamic Sciences and for Master’s program in History of Science.
Application Deadline: August 3

DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students
Scholarship Provider:
 BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
Eligible Students:
 To be eligible for any of these endowments for postgraduate courses held in English request an international TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) or IELTS (band 6). Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information see the website of the relevant course.
: The studentships are available to pursue a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education.
Award Details:
 The DAAD pays a monthly award installment, currently set at EUR 750.00. In addition, the program includes costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an adequate travelling allowance, in so far as the home country or another donor is not already covering these expenses. Furthermore, the DAAD pays an annual research grant. However, the universities might charge additional fees not covered by the program.
Application Deadline: Please contact the respective eligible institutions regarding the application deadline, because the application deadlines may vary from university to university.

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