Grab your dreams: International scholarship opportunities that will shape your career
Many students aspire to study abroad. It is common knowledge that education affords students the chance to make new friends, gain internship experience, travel the world, establish professional connections, and indulge themselves in a new culture. However, many students mistakenly think studying abroad is too expensive for their budgets and are unsure of how to begin the scholarship application process in a foreign country.
There are numerous scholarships available for international students who wish to pursue a course or degree abroad. These options can range from funds to cover your flight to scholarships allowing you to study abroad without cost. Scholarships are not only a source of financial aid, but they are also essential for a variety of reason and a great source of financial aid for these students. However, many people are still unaware of the numerous scholarship opportunities. We informed our readers about scholarship opportunities in J&K and India last week. This article provides a summary of international fellowships.
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Scholarships in America
The United States is an ideal place for Indian students to continue their education. Its high-quality courses and programmes allow students to gain the skills and provide employment opportunities for those who are prepared to take the next step in their lives. Scholarships from the United States will help you get there. In addition to covering tuition costs, some US scholarships cover housing, school supplies, and even airfare to the United States.
ADB-Japan Scholarship Programme for Asia and the Pacific’s Developing Countries:
The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Programme (ADB-JSP) tries to provide well-qualified students from developed nations with the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate degree at any of the participating academic institutions in several Asian countries and the United States. Scholars will contribute to the economic and social development of their native countries upon completion of your programme.
The ADB-JSP covers postgraduate courses in economics, management, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resources management, science and technology, and other fields related to development.
The ADB-JSP provides full tuition coverage, a monthly subsistence and housing allowance, a book stipend, medical insurance, and travel expenses.
If you maintain a satisfactory level of academic performance as determined by your university or institute, the scholarship will be renewed for your second year of study. The maximum duration for master’s and doctoral programmes is only two years.
- Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
- Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
International Scholarship Program of the Aga Khan Foundation: Each year, the Aga Khan Foundation awards a select number of scholarships to deserving students from developing nations who lack the financial means to pursue higher education. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a 50/50 grant-to-loan ratio through an annual application process. The Foundation prioritises courses at the master’s level, but will also accept applications for doctoral programmes. The foundation covers only tuition and living costs. The cost of travel is not covered by AKF scholarships.
Funding for PhD programmes is only offered for the first two years of study; thereafter, students must find alternative sources of financial aid. One-half of the scholarship amount is treated as a loan that must be repaid with an annual interest rate of 5%. The loan would be due five years and six months after the foundation has funded the student’s study period.
The Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development support graduate-level coursework or research for a maximum of four academic years. The scholarship covers coursework or research in one of the six focus areas of the foundation: Peace and conflict prevention or resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development. A global grant scholarship provides funding for passport or visa fees, inoculations, travel expenses, school supplies, tuition fees, housing, household supplies, and language training courses. The minimum award is $30,000 and the maximum is $400,000.
Scholarship for an American University Emerging Global Leader (AUEGL): The American University Emerging Global Leader (AUEGL) scholarship is intended for high-achieving international students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the United States who are committed to positive civic and social change. It is intended for international students returning to their home countries to improve underresourced and underserved communities. The AUEGL scholarship covers all costs, including full tuition and housing. The scholarship does not cover health insurance, books, airline tickets, and other miscellaneous costs.
Scholarships at French Universities for International Students
There are numerous advantages for international students to study in France. According to data from Campus France, the country hosted 358,000 international students in 2020, which is not surprising.
École Normale Supérieur International Selection: Each year, the ENS organises an international selection that allows approximately thirty of the most talented international students in Science or Humanities to enrol in a two- or three-year programme at the ENS. They receive approximately 1,000 Euros per month for two to three years. Approximately thirty international students are awarded each year.
Ampere Excellence Scholarships at ENS de Lyon: The Ampere Scholarships of Excellence are offered by the ENS de Lyon and its partners to outstanding international students enrolling in its Master’s programmes in the Exact Sciences, the Arts, and the Human and Social Sciences (excluding Professional Masters in Teaching). The scholarship provides €1000 per month for 12 months and is renewable under certain conditions.
Emile Boutmy Scholarships at Sciences Po University: Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarships in honour of Sciences Po’s founder in order to attract the most talented international students from outside the European Union who have been accepted to Sciences Po University. The awards range from €5,000 to €10,000 for two years of postgraduate study or from €3,000 to €12,300 for three years of undergraduate study.
Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation Scholarships The Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation funds a scholarship programme for international students who wish to enrol in an international master’s programme at Grenoble INP. The scholarship is worth 5,000 euros per semester.
INSEAD MBA Scholarships The number of INSEAD MBA Scholarships is limited, and competition for each award is intense. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of a variety of criteria and are divided into two main categories: need-based and non-need-based (based on either merit, nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous studies etc.). The value of the awards ranges between $5,000 and $25,000.
MBA Scholarships at HEC Paris: HEC Paris provides MBA scholarships to international students from various countries and backgrounds. Scholarships from the HEC fall into various categories, including merit-based, need-based, and specific-criteria-based. The scholarship amount ranges from €6,000 to €24,000.
Campus France Charpak Scholarships: Indian students seeking entry to France who wish to pursue a master’s degree at this university can apply for this scholarship. In addition, they provide a separate travel grant scholarship. All the scholarships are merit-based, and only those under the age of 30 are eligible to apply. Charpak AME Scholarship (Allocation Mensuelle d’Entretien) provides a living allowance of up to 700 euros, a fee waiver of up to 5,000 euros, and a waiver on a student visa and campus France fee.
Charpak BCS (Bourse de Couverture Sociale) provides a waiver on a student visa and campus France fee, as well as social security and assistance in finding affordable housing. In addition, they provide a travel grant that includes an economy-class one-way ticket from India to France as well as a waiver of the Campus France fee and student visa.
Other financial aid:
Scholarships in the United Kingdom:
When it comes to applying for good, generous UK scholarships, the competition is fierce, and some of the best providers consider a variety of criteria, including previous academic performance. Here are some of the most prestigious annual scholarships for international students who wish to study in the United Kingdom:
The Chevening Scholarships: These scholarships are offered by the government of the United Kingdom to individuals with outstanding academic credentials and exceptional leadership potential.
Scholarship recipients are personally chosen by British Embassies around the world. Future decision-makers have the opportunity to develop academically, build professional networks, and experience British culture, among other things.
Over 1,500 Chevening Scholarships are awarded globally during each academic year for the purpose of pursuing a one-year Master’s degree at any of the United Kingdom’s top universities.
The Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC).
- Commonwealth Doctoral Fellowships
- Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship Program
- Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship Program
Scholarships are awarded annually to students from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries who could not otherwise afford to study in the United Kingdom. The candidates are chosen based on their previous academic performance and their potential to contribute to the improvement of life in their home countries.
The Royal Society Awards Grants for: The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the most distinguished scientists in the world. It is also the oldest scientific academy still in operation in the world. The Royal Society has three primary aims:
- to promote excellence in science
- to support international collaboration
- to demonstrate the significance of science to all
Scholarships from universities in the United Kingdom: Many of the top universities in the United Kingdom provide international students with generous funding based on their academic achievements or financial need. Here are a few scholarships and scholarship-finding tools provided by some of the United Kingdom’s finest universities:
- The Cambridge University
- The Oxford University
- Imperial College London
- The King’s College of London
- School of Economics and Political Science at London (LSE)
- University College of London (UCL)
Any university’s official website can be used to search for scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Typically, the information is located under “Fees and funding,” “Funding,” or “Scholarships.” Contact a university representative, who should be able to answer all of your questions, if you are unable to locate the information you seek.
Australia is one of the most popular study destinations for international students due to its high educational standards. Under the Australia Awards Scholarship, admission to diverse Australian colleges and universities is possible (AAS).
Australian Awards Scholarships (AAS) for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available for international students to apply for beginning in early 2022. If you wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Australia, you can apply for this scholarship.
The Australian government encourages students from all developing nations, particularly those from the Indo-Pacific region, to apply for the Australian Awards Scholarship in order to continue their education at prestigious Australian universities. The recipients of this scholarship will enhance their skills and knowledge in a variety of disciplines in order to better serve their country.
In addition to declaring a major growth of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI) for low- and middle-income families, the University reaffirms its commitment to equal opportunity for all talented students, regardless of their financial means. This is an increase from the previous threshold of $65,000 per year. Nearly one-fourth of Harvard College students are from families with an annual income of less than $75,000.
Harvard continues to invest in financial aid programmes so that low- and middle-income families can afford to send deserving students to college.
Harvard’s financial aid programme for undergraduates continues to profit from the constant and aggressive investment. Since HFAI’s inception in 2005, the University has awarded nearly $2.9 billion in undergraduate scholarship aid. From 1980 to 2022, Harvard’s annual financial aid budget increased by more than 190%, from $80 million to $235 million.
Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, all first-year students from families with incomes and assets below $75,000 will receive a $2,000 start-up grant to assist with move-in costs and other transitional expenses. The grant programme began in 2016.
According to projections, 55 percent will receive need-based grants, enabling assisted families to pay an annual average of $12,700. Furthermore, 25% of students eligible for the HFAI.
Harvard expanded its financial aid programme in 2020 by removing the summer work requirement from aid awards beginning with the 2020–21 academic year and substituting it with scholarship funds. Students are not required to take a loan and are only supposed to contribute $3,500 through term-time employment to cover their estimated personal expenses, which may include textbooks.
The net-price calculator on the Harvard website makes it easy for families to gauge the College’s affordability. For the 2022–2023 academic year, the total cost of attendance (including tuition, room, board, and fees) is projected to increase by 3 percent, to $76,763, for students who do not receive need-based aid.
Additional international awards for Indian students:
Great Scholarships from the British Council for Indian Students
The British Council of India, in collaboration with the GREAT Britain campaign of the United Kingdom, offers scholarships to Indian students with outstanding academic and extracurricular records. They offer approximately 35 scholarships that cover the full undergraduate tuition fee, the first-year postgraduate tuition fee, and the full tuition fee for a one-year master’s programme or the first-year tuition costs for a two-year master’s programme.
Commonwealth Share Scholarships Program at LSE (CSSS)
The Department for International Development (DFID) and participating institutions award five scholarships to students from Commonwealth developing nations who wish to pursue a post-graduate degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science in order for them to benefit from the excellence of the UK’s premier institution. They cover the awardee’s total expenses, including travel expenses, a maintenance allowance, and the full tuition fee.
In the past, they have awarded up to £225 for thesis expenses and covered the cost of excess baggage for books weighing up to 10 kilogrammes. It is one of the most coveted scholarships among Indian students.
Global Graduate Fellowships for Indian Students at UCD
If you plan to study in Ireland, consider these options, which are a popular option for Indian students seeking scholarships. The scholarship is funded by the University of Dublin, which is located in Ireland, and is granted to those who wish to pursue graduate-level education.
UNSW Sydney supports India’s ambitious future students
At UNSW, ambitious Indian students can find the support and guidance they need to succeed. UNSW supports, recognises, and fuels your future as a global citizen through our international scholarships and awards.
International Student Award: With this new scholarship, UNSW recognises the impact and contribution of international students. We assist students from India and other qualified nations in realising their full potential at UNSW. Our new International Student Award is open to all students from India.
This scholarship recognises and rewards academic merit, leadership (within your school, workplace, or community), extracurricular activities (such as sport, volunteering, or cultural activities), and your personal motivation for wanting to study at UNSW.
Future of Transformation Scholarship: A scholarship for Indian students who aspire to have a positive impact on the world. When you submit an application to study at UNSW, you are automatically considered for this award. Due to the limited number of available scholarships, it is advisable to submit your application as soon as possible.
This scholarship recognises and rewards applicants with exceptional academic achievement. When you submit an application to study at UNSW, you are automatically considered for this award. Due to the limited number of available scholarships, it is advantageous to submit an application as soon as possible.
UNSW Global Academic Award: If you did not gain direct admission to UNSW but successfully completed a UNSW Foundation programme, this award recognises your motivation and academic excellence. If you intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree at UNSW, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship.