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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.

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.

Webinar: Learn more about computer science scholarships

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are holding an exclusive webinar to provide information for students about scholarship opportunities for graduate studies. If you're interested in studying computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics or statistics, sign up for this webinar today and discover more about the full range of scholarship opportunities available at KAUST.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea, North of Jeddah. It has an international community of more than 7,000 members and attracts top international faculty and students from across the globe all focused on finding solutions to problems in areas related to water, food, energy, and the environment.

Click here to attend the webinar

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. (More scholarships for students with disabilities can be found here).
  • 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.




Scholarships for women in computer science

  • AWC Scholarship Fund for Women in Computing – Scholarships for women in computer science and technology programs at institutions in Washtenaw County, Michigan.
  • IBM SWE Scholarships – Computer engineering and computer science scholarships open to female students in the US. Funded by the Society of Women Engineers.
  • MCWT College Scholarship – Undergraduate US scholarships for female technology students at accredited universities. You’ll need to be from Michigan and enrolled at a Michigan university.
  • Palantir Scholarships for Women in Technology – International scholarships for women in computer science and other STEM-related subjects.
  • VIP Women In Technology Scholarship (WITS) – US scholarships for women in computer science studying for a degree in the fields of IT, computer science, management information systems and related fields. Open to US residents and international students.
  • Microsoft Dissertation Grant Program – Microsoft scholarships for female students (or another group underrepresented in computing) to study a PhD in the field of computing, at an eligible university in the US or Canada.  

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

This article was originally published in October 2014. It was most recently updated in July 2020.

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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 there, I am from Pakistan. I have my Bachelor's of Engineering in Computer System and looking for scholarship for master's degree.
If anyone have knowledge about how to get fully funded scholarships for postgraduate kindly inform me.
thank you all

Hi Habib, Aside from the scholarships above, you might also want to look at QS scholarships, which you can find out more about here. Learn more about how to get a fully funded scholarship in our guide

Pls how can l find a site to get an abroad scholarship this is my mail pls some should give me answer there am from nigeria

Hi Seth, You can view scholarships for students from developing countries here. You might also want to take a look at the full list of scholarships here.


I am a deaf person from Sri Lanka. I need a scholarship for Masters degree in computer sciences in Germany. I have completed my degree in physical science. I have experience in IT working for 6 years. Please help me for my studies. Thank you

Hi Isuru, You can view scholarships to study in Germany here. See the full list of scholarships to study abroad here

Hi sir I am nepali Student
I want to study undergraduate program in information technology please give me guidelines

Hi Amrit, You can find out more about studying computer science with our comprehensive guide here. You might also find it useful to look at the latest world university rankings for computer science, to find the best university for you.

Hi where we can best scholarship for MBA study in Canada .?

Hi Vipin, You might want to take a look at our sister website, TopMBA, which will be able to answer any questions you might have. You can also view scholarships to study in Canada here

Hi. My name is Amponsah Osei Bernard and I am student from Ghana, West Africa.
I have been offered a place to study a 4-year bachelor degree program in applied computer science at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Happily, I have also been issued study permit to that effect.
I was supposed to begin my studies in the Fall term (September 3, 2019), unfortunately I had no means of paying for tuition and other academic related expenses.
I therefore had to drop the course registration for the Fall term.
As per the acceptance letter offered by the University of Winnipeg, the only last chance I have is the Winter term which begins from January 6, 2020.
I need scholarship to begin my studies.
Without your support I stand to lose this last chance and my study permit (already secured) will be a waste and my educational dream will be shattered.

Is there any specific scholarships for physical disable students ?

Hi Ranjeet, we have an article listing a range of scholarships for disabled students around the world, which includes options to study computer science. 

Good day, my name is Tega. Am from Nigeria and I wish to know about scholarships for undergraduate programmes for information technology. Please I would be happy if my request is granted

I want a scholarship for Masters degree in computer sciences

Hi am Alhaji Mohamed from West Africa Sierra Leone. I have completed My degree in Computer Science with second division and i want to do my masters in Computer Science and Information system. am i eligible for a Scholarship to further my studies

Hi, My son Archit scored 92% marks in 12th from CBSE New Delhi, India (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science and English). But he missed to apply in September 2018 intake. Now he wants to do Degree course in Computer Science / Computer Engineering from Canada. He has shortlisted Ualberta, UBC and Waterloo. Kindly assist the process to apply for scholarship and chances to get good scholarship and admission chances in above mentioned universities.

Hey i am Harman from india . i completeience this b-tech in computer science this may.
i want to do Masters in europe in Data Science field now with some good scholarships .please guide me

Hi Harman, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in Europe

Hi i want to study in Europe but my financial condition is very weak. I'm looking to do Masters in Computer Science and related programs and looking for fully funded opportunity in any of Europe Countries. Kindly let me know where i should try. Thanks in advance.

i have passed 12th recently from india through cbse.my score is 80.6 % doing ielts presently wether i could get scholarship for undergraduate studies in computer sciene engineering in australia/canada/uk

Hi Jaskaran, you might like to check our scholarship lists for Australia, Canada and the UK

Hi, I am from India and i have completed the BCA from here, now i am looking for further career opportunity and want to complete my further study at Abroad kindly help me and provide me full inforamation please

Hi, am Justice from Ghana. i have Bsc in Computer engineering, Higher National Diploma in Computer Science and Diploma in Education (ICT). am currently a Police Investigator with Ghana Police Service. I need a scholarship to study abroad. may be in the areas of Information Technology or Information management or information security. please how can you help me. thank you 

hello sir..i am from INDIA. i have complted my BE COMPUTER SCIENCE...have scored 66 percentile in BE....WANT to pursue MS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE COURCES IN germany and other european countries offering free or low tuition fee and reasonable accomodation costs....please suggest good univercities accepting my above scores..thank you

Indo-French Meritorious Scholarship 2018 invites applications from graduates and professionals who are willing to pursue an MS course in Digital Marketing or Hospitality and Luxury Business Management. The scholarship has been introduced with a mission to attract talented meritorious students for both the courses. It offers an opportunity for students to complete their 12 months of study at College De Paris in France. The study for the Pre-cursor Semester (4 months) will be held in LBS, India campus.

Please I want a post graduate scholarship for African students precisely Nigerian to study msc in data science in 2019..... To be taken anywhere in the world please be of help to my career

Please I want undergraduate scholarship which I as an African am eligible, please help me.

Hi Amos, please have a look at our list of scholarships for African students

Hi, I am from Russia. I study a three-year degree program in Information systems and
programming at the Moscow College. I speak seven languages and have a special interest in neuro-linguistic programming. May I apply to any program in order to study a certain period in a host university or college? I would be also interested in being enrolled in any institution to complete the career in computer science from the very beginning of a degree.

I am Manan Soni from India, I would like a scholarship to study bachelors in computer science and engineering in TU Delft Netherlands.Can I get one ? As on the site they only show scholarships for Masters degrees.

I am ahmad from pakistan. I am studying in computer engineering(2nd year). I have got 65% marks. I want to study software engineering in uk. Is this possible for me to study at uk with these marks. If that is possible than can you tell me which institute is best??? Please tell me

i am vijay kumar from pakistan. I would like a scholarship to study Information Technology in Singapore. Could it be possible to get one? i want to do master

Hi Vijay, yes! We've included scholarships to study in Singapore in our article on Scholarships to Study in Asia. :)

Hello Sabrina ,
I am Harry & I am studying computer engineering ( 2nd year). After finishing this course which faculties (under computer) is best for robotic sector.
& which is the best college in Canada for the robotic education.
& main thing is which subject I want to focuse now days for this courses.

Hi Harry, you can view our latest rankings by subject for computer science here, and the results can be narrowed down to show only Canadian universities. :)

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. :)

thank you

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