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Looking to study abroad but worried about the costs? Good news! There are hundreds of scholarships to study abroad, including general scholarships and more specialized funding schemes. Some are offered by government agencies, some by individual universities, and others by external funding organizations and charitable enterprises.

Searching through all the international scholarships out there can be a pretty mammoth task. But we’ve tried to make this easier by creating lists of scholarships to study abroad, grouped into various categories.

These include lists of international scholarships to study abroad in a particular country, scholarships to study a particular subject, and scholarships targeting particular groups of students. Browse the lists below to see which categories apply to you – and away you go!

For more advice, visit our Scholarship Applications FAQ.

Region-specific scholarships:

Country-specific scholarships:

Subject-specific scholarships:

Student-specific scholarships:

Note: this page was originally created in June 2013, and is regularly updated with new scholarship listings.


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Hi i'm sizwe from south Africa, no degree yet but studied in China till 4th year of my medicine (MBBS) degree, looking to get a scholarship to do my MBBS or MBChB anywhere, how do i go about applying?

Hi Sizwe, please have a look at our list of medical scholarships around the world. Each scholarship link should show you full information on how to apply. Good luck!

my name is stephen from Ghana.i would like to know if there are scholarships available for sociology.i would like to study it in Russia or Germany

Hi Stephen, while we don't currently list sociology scholarships, we do have a list of scholarships to study in Russia or Germany. Hope this helps! 

My name is Adedoyin, living in Nigeria. I have first class in biochemistry and I want to get my masters degree in Medical Biochemistry. How can i get scholarship abroad to achieve my dream?

Hi Adedoyin, please take a look at our list of medical scholarships around the world. :)

Hi, am Samuel Wilfred a Nigerian, i have a HND in Public Administration. please what post graduate scholarship would you advise i apply for in US. Thanks

Hi Samuel, the scholarships listed under 'to study in the US' in this article may be particularly suited to you, and we have a list of more US scholarships here. :)

Hi ,I'm Samara .19 years old,Lebanese resident,studding in American University for Science and Technology freshmen yea rand I would like to study Anatomy can you help me please

Hi, myself Tara Sharma and I am from Sikkim (India). I finished my masters in Geography, Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS, Diploma in Cooperative Business Management, Diploma in Cooperative Education and Development and finally received my Doctorate in Rural Development in 2014. I would like to apply for postdoctoral scholarship fully covering tuition fees in USA or in UK. May I know am I eligible for any scholarship. Can you please advise me for the same. Thank you

Hello, I'm Meydi from Indonesia. I'm wondering whether it is possible or not for a student like me to get a scholarship? For the record, I finished my undergraduate English Education study in more than 5 years and my GPA is 3,2.
Thank you.


Thank you for your work, you’re really helping many people.

I was wondering if I can win a university in US taking tests as the only way to show my talent. It doesn't matter how difficult or hard it may be.

I would appreciate if you give me some links for help too.

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards.

My name is Sachin Karki. I'm 20 & from nepal
I have fine academic performance in my 12th grade (High School). I'm Dedicated and serious about my career but I have a very weak financial status. I'm committed and determined for making my career by pursing my academic life in abroad but finance has always been a major issue for this. So, what my queries are:

Is there any kind of provision or scholarship scheme for students like me?
Is it possible for me to pursue my career there in abroad despite of poor financial status?
Is it possible for me to make it out there in low or minimum cost?

if Yes, then I request you to provide me information regarding the requirements and expenses.
and also the initial steps that I should take for the further ones. please let me know about this.

Hi Sachin, please take a look at our list of international scholarships for students from developing countries. This page also lists many other scholarships which might suit you, for example with the scholarships by subject or country. You might like to read our country guides for lots of information on student cities, universities, fees and visas when studying abroad. To help boost your finances whilst studying, you may like to get a part-time student job. We also have an article about countries where you can study abroad for free. Hope this helps.

Hi am from Pakistan.i just recently Finished my BSCS. I'm a good programmer and I am looking for a scholarship to study in abroad. I found your office helping to the various students all over the world. Yet, I do not have enough information about how can I get scholarship in top ranking universities. I will really appreciate if you lead me any good advice.

Thanks for all and your concerns.

I`m a filmmaker from Egypt, I have 5 years experience in filmmaking as an editor and director ... I want to apply for the cinema and digital media (CDM) master`s program from FAMU (film school in performing arts in Prague )
Do you recommend any grant or scholarships I can apply for to cover the tuition fees? also is there any age limits, as I`m 26 years old?
thank you so much for your concerns

Hi, i'm from Pakistan and im currently studying Bachelors in Media Sciences (Advertising). But i want to do my Bachelors from US , but the problem is that I cant really afford it all, so is credit transfer possible? Plus are there Scholarships for me?

Hello, please take a look at our list of International Scholarships to Study in the US. As for credit transfer, I would advise you to check with the US universities you are applying for to see what their preferences are. Hope this helps!

ThankYou !

Hello, am from Cameroon and would like to know if there are any scholarships am eligible for based on the strength of my 3.30 GPA postgraduate diploma in counselling psychology. Thanks.

Hello, I'm from Cameroon and I would like to know if there are any scholarships I could apply for based on my postgraduate diploma in counselling psychology I have a GPA of 3.3

Hi, I'm from Morocco, I will have my PhD in pharmaceutical science this year in my country, and I'm looking for a scholarship to continue studding pharmacy specialization in USA, specially the field of pharmaceutical technology, offered by some universities as a master’s level specialization. can you pleas help me? I will be so grateful.

I'm from Vietnam and I am looking for scholarship to study liguistic in Spain. Can you give me some info about the scholarship of the universities in Spain? for undergraduated student) Thank you so much

Hi Khue. I'm afraid we don't have a specific list of linguistics scholarships at the moment, but take a look at our scholarships to study in Europe, and check with the individual Spanish universities you're interested in to see what funding opportunities they offer.

I have a question.
Is there any scholarships specific for LGBT community?

Hi Taim. There are lots of scholarships available with a focus on LGBT students. I'm afraid we don't currently have a listing of these, but I've now added this to our content schedule - so watch this space!

Hello Laura,
I'm a Syrian currently living in KSA. I'm extremely interested in studying Medicine in Australia or New Zealand but I really can't afford it. I just finished high school with excellent grades but my family's financial conditions are horrible. Given the conditions occurring in my home country can I get a scholarship somehow. I've searched but got nothing, Please reply and help me anyway you can. I would appreciate it enormously.

Hi Shafeek, I'd advise you to apply for any funding/scholarship opportunities you can find - often it's the people who are most determined who are able to get funding! For a look at the sorts of funding available worldwide see our medical scholarships or Australian scholarships articles. I'd also recommend that you visit the websites of top medical schools to see if they offer funding for students in financial need. (For example, the University of Melbourne offers loads of scholarships for specific students) Many other schools are the same, but it takes persistance to find and apply to all opportunities. I wish you the best of luck with your search!


Thank you so much I'll look into all of these options. I really appreciate your help and keep up the good work.

Dear Laura;
I'm Amine from Algeria. am student in high school i have bachelo's of mechanic so i want to study in a german university , I found your office helping to the various student all over the world.then i have no idea about how to get there and beggin studies so I hope u help me and tell me if there is some free universities or not and if not tell me how much it coast to study and what about when i begin my work and get a job. I'd like you to inform me about that I could reach any scholarship application by either private or firms. I will really appreciate if you lead me.
thank you soo much for all and your concerns

Hi there, study in Germany is free at undergraduate and PhD level (at all public universities), although fees still apply to master's degrees. To find our more about costs, see this article. (It is possible however to get a scholarship to cover master's tuition fees).

If you don't speak German, you should be aware that degrees offered in English are harder to find. See this article for more details.

For more general information on studying in Germany, see our FAQ will links to a number of article which may be helpful to you!

Good luck! L

Dear Laura
I'm Emre from Turkey. I have been offered admission to the Master of Architecture and Urban Design program at Columbia University. So as to attend the courses, I need to find a scholarship. I found your office helping to the various students all over the world. Yet, I do not have enough information about that whether I have a chance to apply for international scholarships, having considered the fact that Turkey is not much-listed country. Hence, I'd like you to inform me about that I could reach any scholarship application by either private or firms. I will really appreciate if you lead me.

Thanks for all and your concerns.

Hi Emre. I'd recommend starting by checking what scholarships and support the university itself has to offer. Then you can research additional opportunities, perhaps starting with our listing of scholarships to study in the US. You may also find our guide to funding graduate studies useful.

Best wishes,


i need scholarship..need help

i am tanhanang from cameroon. studen from university of Dschand in professional master in local governance decentralisation and developpment. now i wish to perfect my studies abroad to have more qualification and aptitudes to participate as soon possible to the developpement of my country . my question is ot know how to have information about where in cant guet a scholarschip or summer school to complete my study? and what can i do to be selected . thank

Hi there Tanhanang, which country are you interested in studying in? Scholarship opportunities often depend on the country of study but luckily there are a growing number of scholarship opportunities available to African students in European and North American universities. See this article for examples - . Also useful is conducting a rigorous online search using your subject name "governance decentralisation" your degree level "masters" and the words "scholarship" and "international" which can help to get you started! Laura

hi Laura i do want to study in US taking medicine field.How can i get scholarship opportunities? plz help me

Dear all sponsor, I am looking scholarship for study in abroad. I am so poor family and my knowledge is so poor too, so I really want to continue my study to made me more better for the future. Please Help this poor student. Thanks,

I'm from North Eastern part of India, I want info on scholarship for pursuing Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Fiji National University in Suva, Fiji.

I belong to a very poor family. Age is 25yrs. I am a B.Sc in Physics (Hons.). I completed my Graduation in the year of 201. But, I could not continue my higher studies because of my financial problem. Can anyone help me to continue my higher studies? Can I be eligible for any Scholarship?

Hi Pratik. If you browse through our lists of scholarships above you may find one that applies to you. Best of luck!

i need scholarship to study in Belgium or any foreign contry can you help me out . i just completed high school with good grades and i wanna study agriculture science specifically animal science

Hi Clement. Why not take a look at our list of scholarships to study in Europe?

I'm abdulkadri agboola emmanuel from Nigeria
i am very poor and i wish to study of off Africa and my fund is not enough i which if you people can help me as well grant me scholarship to continue my studies as well to realize my dreams. please i really want to study abroad so as to impact positively in my country when i am well equipped.pls no father,also my mum does not attend any college. Thanks

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Am a man aged 23, & I lost both parent's some years ago, I got a diploma in agriculture and natural resources management, but I would like to continue with my education so that at least I can be able to obtain a first hand degree and a masters..So, I write this to get an assistant's of a scholarship in one of the foreign countries, am from Malawi. thanks


Finding university scholarships isn't always easy but most of the time it's a question of knowing where to look and conducting a number of searches.

We have a scholarships article dedicated to international students from developing countries, which you can find here - - and this provides links to funding opportunities all over the world for students in your position.

If you have an idea of the university you wish to study at, I might like to look on their official website and search to see if they offer any sort of funding for international students. Subject specific scholarships may also be available. All the application details should be available there.

Hope this helps and good luck with your scholarship search!


I want to apply for a scholarship but i dont know how to can u kindly help me

Hi Matel. First you need to find a scholarship that is relevant for you - you could start by clicking on the links above and browsing the lists we've created. Then you just need to follow the application guidelines, which usually involves writing a short essay or application letter. For some tips on how to do this, see this recent blog post. Best of luck!

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