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Asia’s consistent economic growth, urban development and educational reform mean growing opportunities for ambitious international students, including international scholarships and other forms of funding.

Below you’ll find a selection of some of the most exciting Asian scholarships and funding opportunities, covering ChinaHong KongJapanSingapore and South Korea, as well as some other prominent funds spanning the region.

For more inspiration, check out the latest QS Asian University Rankings, and our guides to popular Asian study destinations.

Scholarships to study in China

Scholarships to study in Hong Kong 

Universities in Hong Kong offering international scholarships:

Scholarships to study in Japan 

Universities in Tokyo offering international scholarships:

Scholarships to study in Singapore

Scholarships to study in South Korea 

Universities in Seoul offering international scholarships:

Other scholarships to study in Asia

This article was originally published in June 2015. It was last updated in October 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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May I have details on potential scholarships to cover living expenses for a one-year master degree programme study at Thailand.

Can I get fullyfunded Scholarship for PHD in computer Sciences in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).



Hi Alizey, You can find out about the scholarships available around the world for computer science here

Hello Laura - Thanks a lot for the detailed article on numerous scholarships. This was really an eye opener. I've a unique situation and seek some inputs.

I'm a UK citizen (passport holder) but of Indian origin. I've been studying in India for last 8 years and looking for admission in undergrad course (Engineering / Physics) in 2020. I tried looking for scholarships which could be applicable for me, however couldn't find any. I'm open for admission in UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and USA. If you can help me with this request, it will be great. If you have any other country on your mind, please feel free to share the same as well. I'm relatively strong person academically studying in IB board with Maths / Physics / Economics as HL subjects. Regards

Is grade or academic standing always a primary factor in scholarship application for international students? Thank you

I am Mar yen, from Myanmar. I want to study M.A in Korea. Please help me how to get scholarship from Korea universities or Government.

I am puspita from India I have already +2 Sc complited but I wanted B.sc Nurshing four years need me so need me scholarship for this medical education course please help and guide me for go to ahead thanks !

Am favour from Nigeria I want to study architecture in Canada is there any scholarship for international students there. Or Which country can be of help to me

Hi Favour, we've listed a range of scholarshps to study in Canada here, and the only Canadian scholarship for architecture that I'm aware of is the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) Scholarship for Students of the University of Guelph.

Hello, I am from India. I want to study M.Phil. in BANGLADESH. Is there any scholarship for Indians students to study M.Phil. in Bangladesh?

Hello, I've replied to your comment here. :)

I have completed BTech in Mechanical engineering with 79.7 %(First class) on 2016. After that i have completed 1 year apprenticeship in Apollo Tyres Ltd. Now i am interested in doing my masters in Germany,Japan or Singapore. Is there any way to get scholarship for my studies?

Hi Sarath, I'd recommend also checking our lists of scholarships for engineering students and scholarships to study in Germany. You could also download our guide on How to Find Scholarships to Study Abroad, which includes info on where to look for scholarships and how to submit strong applications. Hope this helps!

I am currently doing my 11th grade studies in India and I want to pursue b tech in aeronautical engineering in Canada
But I am financially unstable .... Is there any way to get in a good University in Canada
I can only afford 3,00,000 (indian rupees) in total that is only this much for a 4- year program

helllo iam denine abdellatif and i study aeronautic in algeria
can you give information about studing in india please

Hi i am Md Abu Raihan.I want to complete my Phd at China,Japan,Hong Kong,or Korea without tuition fees kindly help to what university and how i can get a scholarship.I want to complete my phd on Fisheries please help

Please contact me
I want to know more about this

Hello sir/madam my name is mohd abdullah i am from india i just completed graduation from J&K with PCM as main subject with 55%
Can i get admission in foreign college to do msc in physics on scolarship cos i cant pay such huge fee please contact me
Thank you sir/madam

Hi, this is Ian. Do you know any online master's study in Education with very affordable tuition fee

Hi, My name is YASIR from Pakistan want to study computer and IT at undergraduate level...? can i get some help....>>>?

Hi. I am Rahrid. I study in Malaysia and assist other students to come here to study as well. Send me a WhatsApp message to know more about how I can help you study an undergraduate degree in IT.

Hi Yasir, what do you need help with? :)

Hii ,i have completed my Bsc degree this year and i want to study in Australia ,kindly help me to look for fully funded scholarship to study in Australia

Hi Priyanka, as well as checking our list of scholarships to study in Australia, I'd recommend searching the official websites of the Australian universities you're interested in. You could also download our free guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad, which includes advice on where to find scholarship opportunities and how to submit strong applications. Good luck!

Hey,I m komal . I want to go abroad for my masters degree within a scholarship.kindly help to giving me any kind of information and how I get that opportunity .please help me i need it so
badly .
Thanks very much

Hi Komal, our complete guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad should help, including information on where to find scholarships and how to submit strong applications. :)

hi im manal from morocoo and im fresh graduate i have a licence degree n economics and managment and i want to continue my master degree abroad can you please help tp find scholarships to go and study at korea /sangapore or japan

Hey,I m Adnan . I want to go abroad for my undergraduate within a scholarship.kindly help to giving me any kind of information and how I get that opportunity .plzz help me i need ut so badly .
Thanks very much

Hi Adnan, our complete guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad includes advice on where to find scholarship opportunities, how and when to apply for them, and how to submit strong scholarship applications. Hope it's useful!

hello sir i am ved iam compleate my graduation bsc math i want to study abrod in india any schollarship programme

Dear Sir / Madam
I have done Master degree in Social Work. I want to study further in M.Phil leading to PhD to abroad. My financial condition is average so far therefore i want to go to study in Italy as well as want to work there in part time for my expense. Please give me Scholarship i will be very thankful to you for your response.

Muhammad Naseer Khan

Hello I am Dhoni Ram Narzary from India. Presently I am pursuing MA last year. Hereafter I will be studying LLB in native country's school. I would like to study LLM in South Korea. I have a doubt that should I get LLM admission without taking honours in LLB? Would I get information quality please.

I am looking for scholarships for masters in any mathematics field apart from statistics specifically in in Asia apart from china and Japan

hi my name is Cecilia from Namibia, i would like to study Korean in South Korea is there any possible scholarships for that please help

Hello there fellow life form!
So I was wondering is this for all collages over seas for astronomers and they have to do the same steps to get in over seas? In general, are these for every one who wanna go to a collage over seas for what ever reason? Like for example: if I want to go to collage in Japan I know I need a student visa, but are these steps necessary for astronomers?

Hope you reply,

Hello, my name is Marco, and I am an international student. I really would like to apply for a scholarship in Asia in the area of medicine. My grades are near perfect, I am in many extracurricular clubs, I am in many sport clubs, etc. I would be really thankful if someone gives me a hand or guides me through the process. Thank you very much for reading this message.

Hi Marco, I've replied to your comment here. :)

Hello there
i am new international student who is looking for a scholarship to complete my higher study in English language (TESOL ) in East or west of Asia. and i will be thankful of you if you give me a hand in this portion..... My best regards to you ... Abdularheem Baharetha

hello i'm victor from indonesia, have you ever heard about asean graduate scholarship, i'm seeking information about that, did we had to write essays to apply to this scholarship? if yes, then the topic is about what? and did you know who had been achieved the scholarship? so then i could ask for their advices. Thank you.

Hi ma'am! I'm Zyra Ellena a 2nd Year college student taking up BS in Geodetic Engineering but I wanted to take up other course because I;m nor really into Engineering though my grades we're fine. Hmm Ma'am can we apply for more than one scholarship? and is there a big guarantee that we can get an International scholarship here in Asia? Thanks.

Hi Zyra, you can apply for more than one scholarship, and might like to apply for several to increase your chances of finding funding. Scholarships are highly competitive but you can increase your chances by working hard on producing a great scholarship essay (as well as providing all the right documents and applying well within the deadline). Hope this helps, and good luck! :)

Hello i'm Hubert i'm in africa i completed secondary school in computer science i want to continue in university by IT or software engeneering or other computer programing related programs. any one to help me ? thanks

Hi Hubert, please take a look at our list of computer science scholarships. 

Helow, im christine, I just recently finished my degree in civil engineering, I was hoping to acquire a scholarship for my masters degree, just here in asia, unfortunately, our educational system is different from others, the k+12 program have been recently implemented here, I was wondering if I should take another bachelors degree or if its ok to get a masters, thanks.

Hi Christine, I'm not sure whether you'd need to complete another bachelors degree - it may be best to contact the institution/s you're interested in to check if your current degree is sufficient for entry onto a masters degree. We have a list of scholarships for engineering students here. Hope this helps. 

Hello, this is Mahdis Yaghobi. I am studying medical at medical university of Mazandaran Iran , im in fifth year of study. I am really interested in taking scholorship at a valid University. Because of the low economical situation, low cost of expenses in target country is so important for me. Could you please help me how can I take a possition in a university.I am very much looking forward to receiving your positive response

Hi Mahdis, I've replied to your query here. :)