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As computer science technologies and systems increasingly dominate every area of modern life, graduates in this field are likely to find themselves in ever higher demand. And as this “subject of the future” grows scope and popularity, there are also growing numbers of dedicated scholarships for computer science students on offer, including funding to study computer science at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

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Below is a list of computer science scholarships and other funding opportunities for those studying degrees in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), focusing on opportunities in the US and the UK. We’ve also listed some scholarships specifically targeted at women in computer science, which aim to support more balanced gender representation in the sector.

Multi-country scholarships

  • Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities – European scholarships for computer science students with disabilities. Open to students of all levels studying in Europe.
  • Microsoft Scholarship Program – STEM scholarships for students pursuing degrees in computer science as well as other STEM-related subjects at undergraduate level in the United States, Canada or Mexico. Priority given to underrepresented students.

UK

US

  • AFB Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship – Engineering and computer science scholarships awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students studying in the US who are blind or visually impaired. All applicants must be US citizens.
  • AFCEA STEM Majors Scholarships – STEM scholarships for US students majoring in any STEM subject at undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund – STEM and computer science scholarships awarded to Northern Californian students of Filipino heritage.
  • Betty Stevens Frecknall Scholarship – Computer science scholarships for AITP members enrolled on full-time undergraduate STEM programs in the US. For US residents only.
  • Citigroup Fellows Program – Various FAME (finance, accounting, management and economics) and computer science scholarships and mentorships funded by Citigroup Foundation. Open to US students only.
  • CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service – Scholarships for computer science and technology students, in return for service within the federal government (e.g. information security roles) upon graduation.
  • Dr. Robert W. Sims Memorial Scholarship – US scholarships for computer science and STEM students studying in Florida at an accredited university. Open to residents of Florida only.
  • ESA Foundation Scholarship Program – Undergraduate scholarships for minority students and women to pursue degrees in computer and video game arts. US students only.
  • ExCEL Computing Scholarships – US scholarships for computer science students enrolled at an accredited university in the US. Click the link for information particular to Loyola University Chicago or ask the admissions advisors at your chosen university.
  • HENAAC Scholars Program – Engineering and computer science scholarships for Hispanic students enrolled on an undergraduate technical degree. Click here for more scholarships for Hispanic students.
  • IEEE Presidents’ Scholarship – US scholarships for the winners of the Intel ISEF competition. Open to US students only. Winning students will demonstrate strong knowledge in STEM fields.
  • NSA Stokes Educational Scholarship Program – US scholarships for computer science and electrical engineering students, in return for one year of service at the NSA (National Security Agency) upon graduation. US students only.
  • Sarder Scholarship Program – Scholarships for computer science and IT students, funded by NetCom Learning. Open to US students only.
  • SMART Scholarships – Undergraduate and postgraduate STEM scholarships offered by The National Defense Education Program. Open only to US students able to attend summer internship programs.
  • Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award – STEM and computer science scholarship opportunity from ENTELEC. Open to US students only.
  • West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program – STEM scholarships for US students wanting to work in West Virginia upon graduation. Priority given to residents of West Virginia.
  • Xerox Minority Scholarships – Scholarships for minority students pursuing a technical education at bachelor level and above. Open to US students only.

Australia

Scholarships for women in computer science

Find more scholarships for women in male-dominated industries here.

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

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former 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 I would like a scholarship to study Computer Science in the Uk. Could it be possible to get one?

Hi Khita, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in the UK. :)

My name is Justin, I'm a Nigerian student hoping to study computer science abroad how can I get a scholarship

Mujhe computer science me admission lene ke liye kya karna chahiye

Hi Asif, admission processes vary between countries and what study level you're aiming for - you can find out how to apply to universities in particular study destinations here. :)

Hi,I am M. Suleiman from Jordan,I want to study computer sciences or programming online from an accredited university. Can have scholarships?can anyone help??advice??

Hello, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study online.

Hi, Myself Umair, and I am from Pkistan. Now, I am doing ICS (Intermediate In Computer Science). After this, I want to study System Engineering in foreign country. So please send me details that how much marks should I score in ICS? Ans how can I apply for System Engineering?

my name is Tareku zewdu from Ethiopia, really I want to join UK.So i was graduated in INFOMATION SYSTEM degree.then i wish to learn masters program please give me chance.

Hi Tareku, please have a look at our latest Top Grad School Guide for advice on studying a masters in the UK. You can view the top UK universities for computer science in our latest subject rankings. :)

Hello Laura Tucker,
I will really need your guide and assistance on how to secure scholarship for universities in America. Reach me

Hi Onyekachi, I'm afraid we're unable to respond to individual enquiries via email. We've listed a range of scholarships to study in the US, and you can read more advice on how to find a scholarship with our guide. Hope this helps!

HEY M Rashida want PhD Scholarship please guide me

hie__well so many questions here just thought id say HIE_enjoy your day

Hey Everyone,
I need to study Computer Science. I will be dependent on loans and scholarships only.
Please help. I would like to start our conversation in mail.
Thank you very much :)

I am Muhammad Zaka Ud-Din from Pakistan. I have completed my 16 years education major in Computr Science with CGPA 3.20 and have no ielts score ..want to gt schlrshipss

Hi Muhammad, as well as the scholarships listed above, we have a range of scholarship listings for different countries/regions, which you can browse from here. :)

hi laura..am new to the site but i need a computer science scholarship. can you tell me the procedure of applying for one....especialy canadian, russian or american universities

Hello and welcome! If you click on any of the links to the scholarship provider's websites they should provide all you need to know about how to apply. For general help, please take a look at our recently published guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad. Hope this helps! 

Hello How are u loura ?? i have done my bechelore .now i want do my master from abroad ..is there any scholership for me becouse of i cant affored cost..please reply me

I found some useful CS and IT scholarships here.
http://researchpedia.info/tag/computer-science-it-scholarships/

hi i am from Nepal .i am desiring to do Bachelor in Computer Science. Can you suggest me the procedure .as i am totally blank about the procedure and to Apply for scholarship .

Hi Aashu, have you seen our Scholarship Applications FAQ? This will talk you through the general procedure for finding and applying for scholarships. Another good place for information would be your chosen university as they will often list funding opportunities on their website. Laura :)

Respected Sir/ Madam
I the student bachelor Computer Science(Hons) in Islamia College University Peshawar Pakistan And Want to study abroad is there any scholarship in the field of M.Phil Computer Science

bs dy khairat ta nasto sayi

Hi Aziz. Check the list above for details of graduate-level scholarships, and also consult the universities you're interested in, as each will have its own selection of funding opportunities for international students.