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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.

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.
  • Iflexion Scholarship - A scholarship for college seniors, undergraduates or postgraduates to study in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the EU. 

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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.
  • The Google Anita Borg Scholarship – Google-funded international scholarships for women in computer science pursuing degrees in technology and computing at undergraduate and graduate level at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa.
  • 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 June 2018.

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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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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

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/

Honorable Sir/ Madam
I the student Bachelor Computer Science &Engineering and masters in computer science &Engineering in BGC Trust University of Bangladesh And Want to study abroad is there any scholarship in the field of M.Phil Computer Science &Engineering

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.