Want to attend a prestigious university abroad? Several countries around the world, including the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, and France, have The World’s Best Universities. Outstanding international students can apply for scholarship programs at several of these prestigious universities. In this article, we will list the Top 25 Global Scholarships Offered By Leading Colleges Worldwide.
Scholarships for Undergraduates at Prestigious Universities.
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award at University of British Columbia (Canada)
For gifted secondary and postsecondary international students from all around the world, the University of British Columbia (UBC) offers bachelor’s scholarships. Awards can cover up to the entire cost of tuition for the applicable program of study as well as living expenses if there has been evidence of financial need.
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Reach Oxford Scholarships (UK)
Students from poor nations who are unable to pursue higher education in their home nations due to political, financial, or other obstacles may be eligible for Reach Oxford Scholarships from a variety of Oxford colleges. The scholarships pay for college and university tuition, a grant for living expenses, and one round-trip ticket each year.
Bachelors/Masters Scholarships at Top Universities
Bristol University Think Big Scholarships (UK)
The University of Bristol is offering 26 Think Big Undergraduate scholarships and 26 Think Big Postgraduate scholarships for courses starting in 2018. The awards cover between 25% – 100% of tuition fees for the duration of your course.
Utrecht University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University. Selected students can be awarded a scholarship that covers the tuition fee and 11,000 euro living expenses per year.
Bologna University Study Grants for International Students (Italy)
The University of Bologna offers study grants to deserving international students who wish to register for First Cycle (Bachelors), Second Cycle (Masters) or Single Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna. Each study grant is awarded for one academic year and amounts to a total of €11,059, gross of all charges for the beneficiary’s account.
Masters Scholarships at Top Universities
Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford (UK)
The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford, offering around 140 new scholarships every year to eligible graduate applicants (including international students). Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford. All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are open to all international students from all over the world. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge namely: university fees, maintenance allowances, airfare, etc.
Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh will offer 4 scholarships for any distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University. Each scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and will be tenable for three years.
Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham (UK)
The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students from Africa, India or one of the developing countries of the Commonwealth who want to study a Masters Degree at the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country. Each year, 105 scholarships are awarded– 30 scholarships will cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cover 50% of the tuition fee.
TU Delft Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Delft University of Technology offers a number of excellence scholarship programs for international students. One of these initiatives is the Justus and Louise van Effen scholarship, which seeks to provide financial aid to outstanding overseas MSc students who aspire to attend TU Delft. Full tuition and a monthly stipend for living expenses are covered by the scholarship.
University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships (Netherlands)
The University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships are made available by the UM Scholarship Fund with the aim of encouraging talented students from outside the EEA to follow a master’s programme at UM. And the scholarships include tuition fee, living expenses, visa costs, and insurance.
Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s degree programme offered at Leiden University. Most of the scholarships are offered in the following amounts: €10,000 of the tuition charge, €15,000 of the tuition fee, or the full tuition fee less the mandatory tuition fee.
Erik Bleumink Scholarships at University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Scholarships from the Erik Bleumink Fund are typically given for any one or two-year Master’s degree program that the University of Groningen offers. Most of the grant covers the cost of tuition as well as any additional expenses for books, health insurance, and international travel.
VU University Amsterdam Fellowship Programme (Netherlands)
A variety of Master’s programs at VU University are available to gifted prospective students from outside the EU/EEA under the VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP). There is no additional funding available for study or living expenses; the scholarship only covers the cost of tuition.
Amsterdam Merit Scholarships (Netherlands)
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students from outside the European Economic Area. Atimes, it depends on the faculty, the scholarship can vary between €2,000 – €25,000.
The University of Twente Scholarships (Netherlands)
The University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. Most of the scholarship amount is from € 3,000 – € 25,000 for one year.
ETH Excellence Scholarships (Switzerland)
ETH Excellence Scholarships are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. And the scholarships consists of a full/partial grant covering living and study expenses as well as a tuition fee waiver.
The University of Lausanne Master’s Grant for Foreign Students (Switzerland)
This University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers scholarships to international students who wishes to pursue a Masters Degree at the University through the UNIL Master’s Grants. Grant funds will be provided in the amount of CHF 1,600 each month from September 15 through July 15 for a term that does not exceed the program’s minimum regulation period.
University of Geneva Excellence Master Fellowships (Switzerland)
The University of Geneva Faculty of Science, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty. However, the Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10,000 to CHF 15,000 per year.
Lund University Global Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Sweden)
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a selective, merit-based scholarship programme that recognizes top academic students from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who wish to apply for a Bachelor’s or Master’s Programme offered at Lund University. And the scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee. This does not cover living costs.
Uppsala IPK Scholarships (Sweden)
The Uppsala University offers scholarships to first year applicants to Uppsala University’s Master Programme through various scholarships including the Uppsala University IPK scholarships. Most of the awards will cover the cost of tuition but not living expenses.
Emile Boutmy Scholarships for International Students at Sciences Po (France)
Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarships after the founder of Sciences Po in order to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union who are first time applicants and who have been admitted to an Undergraduate or Master’s programme offered at the University. Depending on the format chosen, the Emily Boutmy Master’s Course might cost between €3,000 and €12,300 for three years of undergraduate education or between €5,000 and €16,000 for two years of postgraduate study.
Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University (China)
Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Via a one-year Master’s degree at Tsinghua University, the program will offer the smartest and brightest students in the globe the chance to advance their leadership abilities and professional networks.
Most of the awards covers tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, an in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend.
PhD Scholarships at Top Universities
Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships (UK)
The Warwick Graduate School awards around 25 Chancellor’s International Scholarships to the most outstanding international PhD applicants each year. Awards are open to students of any nationality and to any discipline offered at Warwick. And the awards include the full payment of overseas tuition fees and maintenance allowance.