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Scholarships to Study Abroad in the World’s Best Student Cities

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Want to study abroad in one of the world’s best student cities? This year, the top 10 cities in the Best Student Cities index are ParisMelbourneTokyo, Sydney, LondonSingapore, Montréal, Hong KongBerlin and Seoul.

If you’re hoping to study in any of these cities but need funding to do so, look no further. Below is a select list of scholarships for international students in each of these cities. Requirements vary for all scholarships, so make sure to read through all information from each scholarship provider before applying. All scholarship links will take you to the provider.

Scholarships to study in ParisFrance

Number one in the QS Best Student Cities 2016 (and for the previous three years), Paris is an iconic city packed with internationally ranked universities. See below for current scholarship opportunities to study in Paris.

General scholarships to study abroad in France:

  • Erasmus+ – A Europe-wide program led by the European Commission offering funding to international students looking to study in Europe.
  • Eiffel Scholarships in France for International Students – Master’s and PhD scholarships available to international graduate students looking to study in Paris (and the whole of France) at selected institutions.

Scholarships to study in Paris:

Other universities in Paris offering international scholarships:

Scholarships to study in MelbourneAustralia

Australia’s top study destination according to the QS Best Student Cities 2016, Melbourne is home to seven world-leading institutions, as well as a vast array of cultural and natural delights. See below for various funding opportunities to study in Melbourne.

General Australian scholarships:

Scholarships to study in Melbourne:

Other universities in Melbourne offering international scholarships:

Scholarships to study in TokyoJapan

Climbing from seventh to third in this year’s Best Student Cities, Tokyo boasts 11 internationally ranked institutions and the chance to explore one of the most iconic and exciting metropolises in the world.

General Japanese scholarships:

Scholarships to study in Tokyo:

Other universities in Tokyo offering international scholarships:

Scholarships to study in SydneyAustralia

Long held as an iconic Australian study destination, Sydney earns the rank of fourth in the QS Best Student Cities 2016, not far behind fellow Aussie city Melbourne. See what scholarships are on offer below…

General Australian scholarships:

Scholarships to study in Sydney:

Other universities in Sydney offering international scholarships:

Scholarships to study in LondonUK

Fifth in this year’s QS Best Student Cities ranking, London is the UK’s cultural and economic hub, home to 19 ranked institutions within the QS World University Rankings® 2015/16. For more scholarships to study in the UK, click here.

General UK scholarships:

Scholarships to study in London:

Other universities in London offering international scholarships:

Scholarships to study in Singapore

Jumping nine places to be ranked the sixth best student city this year and the highest ranked in Asia, Singapore’s reputation in higher education just keeps getting better, with two of its universities ranked in the top 15 of this year’s World University Rankings. For more scholarships to study in Asia, click here.

Scholarships to study in Singapore:

Scholarships to study in MontréalCanada

Montréal keep its title of Canada’s best student city in this year’s QS Best Student Cities, in which it ranks seventh. As well as an eclectic cultural mix, Montréal offers three world-leading universities. For more Canadian scholarships, click here.

General scholarships to study abroad in Canada:

Scholarships to study in Montréal:

Other universities in Montréal offering international scholarships:

Scholarships to study in Hong KongHong Kong (SAR)

Eighth in this year’s QS Best Student Cities, and home to seven internationally ranked universities with a high proportion of international students, Hong Kong is an exciting and diverse international study destination. See below for funding opportunities.

General Hong Kong scholarships:

Other universities in Hong Kong offering scholarships:

Scholarships to study in Berlin, Germany

Climbing seven places this year to be ranked the ninth best student city, Germany’s capital is one of the trendiest in Europe, as well as one of the most affordable, with free tuition at bachelor’s and PhD levels. However, there are still a number of scholarships available. Click here to see more scholarships to study in Germany.

General German scholarships:

  • DAAD Scholarships – The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers many scholarships for international students to study in Germany at various degree levels. Click the link to view the DAAD scholarships database.
  • Erasmus+ – The largest provider of scholarships for study in the EU, Erasmus+ is led by the European Commission, funding international students to study in Europe. It provides grants towards living costs when participating in an exchange program to study in Europe.

Scholarships to study in Berlin:

Other universities in Berlin offering international scholarships:

  • Hessnatur Scholarship – German scholarships for international students interested in studying sustainability in fashion at master’s level at ESMOD in Berlin.

Scholarships to study in SeoulSouth Korea

Seoul, one of Asia’s most exciting student cities, has this year been ranked 10th in the world in the QS Best Student Cities ranking. Seoul offers a total of 16 institutions ranked within the QS World University Rankings® 2015/16, with a large community of international students already in the city. See below for funding opportunities.

General scholarships for South Korea:

Scholarships to study in Seoul:

Other universities in Seoul offering international scholarships:

This article was originally published in November 2014. It was updated in February 2016.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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Hi Tomaa, please take a look at our lists of scholarships to study in Canada and Europe. Best of luck with your search!

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Hi Priyanshu, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in the UK for more possible scholarships for London-based universities. I'd also recommend browsing the official websites of the universities you're interested in, for information on scholarships and other funding opportunities you could apply for. :)

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Hi there, I've replied to your comment regarding Canada here, and we've also listed scholarships to study in Australia. :)

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Hi Gowsalya, I don't see why not! Please take a look at our list of scholarships for engineering studentsscholarships to study in the UK and scholarships to study in Europe. Hope this helps.

I want to study for master due to financial problem I needed to find scholarship, but I am afraid I will not qualify the qualifications. I checked all the details but I just got confused I don't know what to do. Need help.

Hi Ihea, if you're not sure about anything to do with a particular scholarship, you could always contact the scholarship provider to check what their requirements are or how you can apply. For more advice on scholarships, you might like to read our new guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad. :)

Great information here!

I know this website is concentrated in university but having a good foundation in secondary high school is imo is very helpful to those who plans ahead of their future, so if i may ask are there any scholarship for senior secondary high schools?

Are there scholarships available for less than average students like a B-Grade student

Hi Azeezat, scholarship requirements vary widely, so you should check the details provided on the respective websites. Generally however, 'merit-based' scholarships will be reserved for outstanding students while 'need-based' scholarships are based on financial need. Also look for scholarships where you can impress them with a scholarship essay instead of your grades! Laura