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Scholarships for Afghan Students, 2018

Government of Afghanistan has taken various steps to provide quality education to its people after years of war, political conflicts and social unrest. Afghan Ministry of Higher Education used to send 100s of students to various developing and developed nations for higher education. These applicants are sent to study diverse educational fields at higher levels. Primary education in Afghanistan starts with religious learning which is imparted by Maulas, who are in charge of teaching the Quran and mathematics and make the students read and write. Public education is relatively a recent concept in Afghanistan. A great number of national and international organizations spend a good amount to help the Afghan students to upgrade their academic career. UK, Canada, USA, Australia etc all the prominent economies welcome a large number of developing nations’ students annually including Afghans. The grants listing below will surely help the students of Afghanistan to select the best suited financial aid for them.

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship  for Afghan Students
Scholarship Provider:
 The East-West Center, USA
Eligible Students: Applicants submit both the application for East-West Center Graduate Fellowship and the graduate admissions application.
Courses: Fellowships support graduate study (Master’s or Doctoral degree) at the University of Hawai in USA.
Award Details: The graduate degree fellowship covers the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, health insurance, and partial funding toward meals
Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017



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2017 RCPE Scholarships for Afghan Students in Internal Medicine, UK
Scholarship Provider:
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE), United Kingdom
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing part-time, by distance learning master’s programme.
Eligible: Have been accepted onto the MSc
Award: 50% of tuition fees each year
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Short Courses Fellowships for Afghan Students at Leiden University in the Netherlands, 2017
Scholarship Provider:
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Course: These fellowships are available for short courses.
Eligible: You have an official and valid passport.
Award: The fellowship will cover the salary
Application Deadline: June 2017

University of Westminster funding for Afghan Students in UK, 2017
Scholarship Provider
: University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Course: award is available for students to pursue masters programme.
Eligible: Applicants must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time Masters.
Award: Full tuition fee
Application Deadline: May 4, 2017

LUMS Fully-Funded MBA Scholarships for Afghan Students in Pakistan, 2017
Scholarship Provider
: LUMS, Pakistan
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing two-year MBA programme
Eligible: Must meet the minimum academic criteria for admission;
Award: Tuition Fee
Application Deadline: April 13, 2017

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation Scholarships for Afghan Students, 2017-2018
Scholarship Provider:
Mahidol University, Thailand
Course: The studentships are available for pursuing master programme.
Eligible: n order to be eligible for the APMA applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree.
Award: EUR 1,400
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

HM King’s and HM Queen’s Scholarships for Afghan Students
Scholarship Provider: Royal Thai Government (RTG), Thailand
Eligible Students: Applicant must have a good education record in a 4-year undergraduate program wit cGPA above 3.5 or equivalent.
Courses: The studentships are awarded for pursuing master’s degree program at the Asian Institute of Technology.
Award Details: Each Award covers tuition fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus.
Application Deadline: 31 March 2017.

Civil Society Scholar Awards for Afghan  Students and University Faculty, 2017-2018
Scholarship Provider:
Open Society Foundation
Course: Awards support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students.
Eligible: Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country.
Award:  $15,000
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

International Space University funding for Afghan Students  in France
Scholarship Provider: The International Space University, France
Eligible Students: This financial aid is available for: Applicants from Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, developing countries and from other countries.
Courses: award 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: March 15, 2017

University of Tartu Scholarships for Afghan Students in Estonia, 2017
Scholarship Provider
: The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Course: A limited number of opportunities are available for candidates applying for English-taught Master’s programmes
Eligible: Applicants are required to meet all admission requirements and submit the full package of application documents
Award:  400 EUR
Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

Seed Awards in Science for Researchers for Afghan Students, 2017
Scholarship Provider:
Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom
Course: Awards are available to pursue research.
Eligible: have completed a Ph.D. or an equivalent higher degree
Award: £100,000
Application Deadline: March 13, 2017

Surgical Sciences funding for Afghan Students  at University of Edinburgh In UK
Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti ,Kribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic ,Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda ,Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Courses: Masters Degree Program
Award Details: The sponsorship will have a total value of £1,000, which will be deducted from the annual tuition fee for the part-time programme of study.
Application Deadline: Mar 2, 2017

Wellcome Trust Afghan Students Engagement Awards
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust, UK
Eligible Students: The scheme is open to a range of potential applicants, including scientists and health researchers, NGOs, educators, artists
Courses: Awards are available for undertaking research projects.
Award Details: Awards of up to £30,000 will be awarded.
Application Deadline: 19 February and 19 August

EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships for Afghan Students
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 organization – home); a monthly stipend; health insurance; an allowance to cover essential educational support materials.
Application Deadline: 28 January (Stage 1) and 21 July (Stage 2: Training plan – EDCTP only).

Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld funding for Afghan Students
Scholarship Provider: Louis Dreyfus Foundation and University of Oxford, UK
Eligible Students: Student should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing a full-time graduate degree at the University of Oxford.
Award Details: The sponsorship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
Application Deadline: 8 or 22 January

United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme for Afghan Students
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: award is available for pursuing Ph.D. 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:22 January

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships  for Afghan Students
Scholarship Provider: Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust and University of Oxford
Eligible Students: Applicants should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing full-time graduate degrees at the University of Oxford.
Award Details: The sponsorship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
Application Deadline:  6 or 20 January

US/Canada Grants for Afghan Students
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

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Afghan  Women
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 the 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

WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Afghan Students  in Switzerland
Scholarship Provider: WWF, Switzerland
Eligible Students: Applications from candidates doing multiple-year studies will only be considered if the applicant is applying for support for the last year of studies.
Courses: The studentships 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

Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program  for Afghan Students in Asia and USA
Scholarship Provider: The Asia Foundation
Eligible Students: Candidate should have a demonstrable record of high achievement, and must show evidence of outstanding potential for professional advancement
Courses: It is a yearlong fellowship program involving intensive learning modules-short courses, conferences and study tours in Asia and the USA.
Award Details: All program expenses are covered, including costs for coursework and programming, airfares and local transportation, lodging and meals, visa fees, and health and accident insurance.
Application Deadline: December 1

Gerda Henkel Fellowships for Afghan Students in Romania
Scholarship Provider: The Gerda Henkel Foundation, Germany
Eligible Students
: Applicant must hold Hold a Ph.D. title in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.
Courses: Fellowships are available for undertaking research projects.
Award Details: A monthly stipend of 750 € (tax free) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Bucharest
Application Deadline : December 9

VLIR-UOS Scholarships for Afghan Master, Belgium
Scholarship Provider: VLIR-UOS, Belgium
Eligible Students: The maximum age for a ICP candidate is 35 years for an initial masters and 40 years for an advanced masters.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing master’s programmes at a Flemish university.
Award Details :  Applicants can apply for incremental funding up to a maximum of € 150.000 (for 2-year / 4 semesters / 120 credits Master programmes.
Application Deadline: The deadline is different for the different university associations.

2016 Global Change Leaders Program for Afghan Students, Canada
Scholarship Provider: The Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University
Eligible Students: Applicant should have a minimum of four years of demonstrated leadership experience in a social or economic development
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 fully-funded position that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals.
Application Deadline: December 4

ICO-SAARC One-Year Subspecialty Fellowships for Afghan Students, 2016
Scholarship Provider: It is co-sponsored by the ICO and the South Asian (SAARC) Academy of Ophthalmology (SAO) and supported by the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Eligible Students: Applicant must be under 40 years of age at the time of applying.
Courses: Fellowships provide support for one year of training.
Award Details: Local and regional costs, equaling a total of nine months living costs, are covered by the South Asian (SAARC) Academy of Ophthalmology (SAO).
Application Deadline: September 30 each year

TWAS-USM Fellowships for Afghan Researchers
Scholarship Provider: TWAS-Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Eligible Students: Candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in a field of the natural sciences and a regular research assignment with at least five years of postdoctoral research experience.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing advanced research at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Award Details: USM will provide a standard monthly allowance
Application Deadline:15 September


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