Moving abroad to study is highly expensive & average middle class family cannot bear the cost of universities & residence of his student abroad. However, if a student is talented and have potential, then many institutions across the world want to invest in these young people and help them fulfill their dreams. Scholarships make the world a better place for talented students.
I am listing here the top 15 Scholarships in the world that will help anyone to study abroad for free:
1. Erasmus+ (Europe)
This scholarship programme shares a vision to promote international student mobility in Europe. The programme was born from 7 other existing EU sponsorships, and provides students, teachers and institutions across Europe with €14.7 billion over the course of seven years.
2. Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme aims to attract the best foreign students for master’s and PhD degree programs at participating French Universities. Eiffel scholarship-holders receive a monthly allowance; however it does not cover tuition fees. In addition, the scholarship covers various other expenses including return trip, health insurance and cultural activities.
3. DAAD Scholarships (Germany)
This scholarship is for international students for masters and PhD degree programs in multiple fields of study. The DAAD scholarships are awarded to students who want to complete a full-time course of study with mandatory attendance in Germany. The monthly stipend you will receive will support your living expenses, health insurance, as well as some travel expenses.
4. Chevening Scholarships (UK)
The Chevening Scholarships is a global scholarship program of the British Government. Every year, it provides scholarships to around 1000 outstanding students from over 130 countries who wish to pursue postgraduate study in the UK. This Scholarships are full scholarships which cover tuition fees, monthly stipend and various one-off allowances as well as international travel to and from UK.
5. Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships which are open to all international students from all over the world. The scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship covers the university fees, maintenance allowances, airfare, etc. approx 100 new Gates Scholars are awarded annually.
6. Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford (UK)
The Clarendon Scholarship Fund is a prestigious graduate scholarship scheme offering around 140 new scholarships every year to eligible graduate applicants at the University of Oxford. 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. The scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.
7. Australia Awards Scholarships (Australia)
Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.
8. Endeavour Postgraduate Awards (Australia)
The Endeavour Scholarship is for students who are looking to complete a Master’s or PhD degree in Australia. The awards provide students with full financial support, including tuition fees, a travel allowance, monthly allowance, as well as travel and health insurance.
9. Fulbright Scholarships (USA)
The Fulbright Scholarship Program is the flagship international exchange scholarship program between the U.S. Government and 155 countries. Each year, approximately 1,800 Fulbright scholarships are awarded to excellent foreign students who wish to pursue a Masters or PhD Degree in the United States. This Scholarship Program provides full funding for the duration of the study which includes tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.
10. The Gates Millennium Scholarship (USA)
Sponsored by Bill Gates’s The Gates Foundation, this scholarship covers the entire expenses of 1000 students. Wherever they’re studying in the US, the Gates Millennium Scholarship will pay for their tuition fees and accommodation.
11. Knight-Hennesy Scholars Program at Stanford University (USA)
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world. The scholarships are towards full-time Masters and PhD degrees in any subject offered at Stanford. Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive a fellowship applied directly to cover tuition and associated fees, a stipend for living and academic expenses, and a travel grant.
12. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)
The scholarship aids students by covering for their entire tuition fees, living expenses, partial travel grant, and insurance. International students can be granted a scholarship by the Swedish Institute to pursue a Master’s degree in Sweden.
13. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships (Global)
The JJ/WBGSP scholarship progamme is for students from developing countries who want to do a Master’s abroad, and then return to their home country to contribute towards its development. The scholarship funds the students’ tuition fees, accommodation, health insurance, and living costs.
14. Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants (Global)
The Rotary Foundation is all about global mobility. This scholarship is aimed at any student wanting to study away from their home country. Scholarships start from $30,000 and cover all travel and academic expenses, including tuition, accommodation and board, supplies, and language courses.
15. Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University (China)
Schwarzman Scholars program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University, China. The scholarship 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.
I have listed 15 scholarships, but there are other Scholaship programmes also! Good luck to all students for scholarship application!