Pursuing a study abroad dream can be very challenging, and many people may need assistance with finance. It is worth researching the types of available funding that can give you this opportunity to discover the world. 

Explore the top 5 government funded scholarships for international students that allow you to pursue your dream.

1. Chevening Scholarship

Started in 1983, Chevening has provided scholarships and fellowships to more than 50,000 people from around the world to study in the UK. The scholarships are funded by the UK government. The aim of this scholarship is to provide opportunities to emerging leaders who have ambition, leadership potential, a strong academic background and are ready to experience a global journey. 

What is included?

  • flights
  • living expense 
  • tuition fees

Applications open: 5th August 2020

Applications close: 8th November 2020

Check out your eligibility before applying: https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/who-can-apply/

2. Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia has always been one of the best destinations for international students with its good education system, multicultural community and many cities voted among the “most liveable” in the world. Every year Australia offers scholarships for students from developing countries to study at top universities in Australia. These prestigious scholarships recruit students from Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East and provide holistic support for the duration of their study with the aim to help them make the most of their time in Australia and contribute back to their home countries post study. 

What is included?

  • full tuition fees
  • return economy flights 
  • living expenses 
  • study materials & overseas student health cover 
  • establishment allowance 
  • introductory academic program
  • pre-course English fees, etc.

Application opening and closing dates depend on your country of residence. See:https://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/australia-awards/Pages/australia-awards-scholarships-opening-and-closing-dates.asp

Applicants can apply online at:http://bit.ly/AustraliaAwardsScholarship

3. Fulbright Foreign Students Program 

The Fulbright Foreign Student program provides a wide range of opportunities for graduate students, young professionals and artists from overseas to study an academic program or participate in a fellowship in the United States of America at U.S universities or institutions. Approximately 4,000 students receive these highly competitive opportunities and thrive in different fields. Like other government funded scholarships, Fulbright scholars are required to return to their home country after studying. 

All applications are processed by bi-nation Fulbright Commissions or U.S Embassies. Therefore, foreign students must apply through the Fulbright Commissions or U.S Embassies in their home countries  using their country specific websites.

What is included? 

  • tuition fees 
  • living expenses 
  • return economy flights 
  • health insurance 

4. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships 

Funded by the European Union, Erasmus Mundus Scholarships are awarded exclusively to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries who have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programs at Master or Doctorate level and other different programs including: 

Each program has a different set of key selection criteria which are available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. Make sure you read through the Guide carefully and allow enough time to prepare your application. 

What is included?

  • full tuition fees 
  • monthly stipend for living expenses 
  • participant costs 
  • travel 
  • health insurance  

Open and close date for application depends on each program. More information can be found at: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/how-to-apply_en

5. New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships

Offering international students, a great chance to gain knowledge and the opportunity to experience an international life, the New Zealand Aid Program offers a wide range of scholarships to help developing countries grow their talents. Students may engage in an undergraduate degree or postgraduate study and all students must return to their home countries after finishing their study. 

What is included?

  • financial support for tuition
  • living costs 
  • arfaires 

Application Open: November 1, 2019

Application Close: April 30, 2020

To learn more about this generous scholarship, visithttps://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/new-zealand-government-scholarships/new-zealand-scholarships-for-international-tertiary-students/

The partners of students are also eligible for a work visa that allows them to live and work in New Zealand for the duration of their partner’s study.

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