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New QS Undergraduate Scholarship, Worth US$10,000

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The new QS Undergraduate Scholarship, now open for applications, will award up to US$10,000 to a talented student embarking on an undergraduate degree at an internationally ranked university.

This award is a new addition to the QS Scholarships scheme, which each year offers a total of US$1.7 million in funding to students worldwide. Having previously focused on postgraduate education (including master’s, PhD and MBA programs), the QS Scholarships initiative is now expanding to support undergraduate students.

Up to US$10,000 will be awarded to the winning applicant, to help cover tuition fees at her/his chosen university.

Who can apply?

The QS Undergraduate Scholarship is open to students of any nationality, and in any academic field. The main requirement is that applicants must be accepted to study undergraduate degree at a university featured in the QS World University Rankings®QS World University Rankings by SubjectQS World University Rankings by Faculty, or QS University Rankings by Region

How to apply

In order to apply for the QS Undergraduate Scholarship, you must complete the QS Applicant Survey and submit a short essay (500 words), focusing on an inspirational figure who has had a significant impact on your life so far. The essay could focus on an inspiring family member, friend, teacher or other professional, or a famous figure (past or present). It should also outline your academic and career ambitions, explaining how your chosen inspirational figure has helped to shape these.

The deadline for the first round of applications is 30 April 2017.

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Written by Laura Bridgestock
The former editor of, Laura oversees the site's editorial content and student forums. She also edits the QS Top Grad School Guide and contributes to market research reports including How Do Students Use Rankings?

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Am ready to do ma course ....for sure

Hello my name is Ruth Nyamukova. I am in need of a scholarship. I just finished my high school in Zimbabwe but due to financial problems its very unfortunate that i cannot go. If you could assist me get one, i'll be very much grateful.

Hi Ruth, please take a look at our list of scholarships for African students. I'd also recommend reading our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad, which includes advice on submitting strong scholarship applications.  

I am ahtshamali i completed faculy of science class with pre-engenniring ....Now I want to get admision in Bs computer science on scholarship bases in abroad

Hi Ahtshamali, you could check our list of computer science scholarships, and can read more about how to apply for the QS Undergraduate Scholarship here. Best of luck with your applications!


Hi, its Yuvraj here
I've done my +2 from nepal and i want to complete MBBS from USA ,but the problem is requirement of huge budget so,if there is any scholarship regarding financial support then please!!!!

Hi Yuvraj, please take a look at our lists of scholarshipps to study in the US and medical scholarships around the world, which includes options to study in the US. Hope this helps!

Thanks,, but the problm is the way to apply for scholarship
Please could you help me

Hiya, this article should help. :)

Hi, am looking for scholarship to upgrade for doctor in optometry, am studying diploma in optometry at Malawi College Of Health Sciences and am finishing 2018. So is there any scholarship?.

hello, am looking for a scholarship to study doctor in optometry, am studying diploma in optometry at Malawi College Of Health Sciences and am finishing 2018. So is there any scholarship which can help me?.

When second round of applications is available? I graduated July, 2017 and I'm looking for Scholarship for undergraduate students. I'd like some info. about this.

Good day, please I just wanna verify if I was suppose to get a confirmatory email on the success of my application or it doesn't matter.

Hi Mariam, we don't send confirmation emails following your application, but you will be emailed if you're chosen as the winner. :)

when will be result for winner announce for undergraduate scholarship?

Hi Ehsan, we're currently shortlisting candidates and the winner of the Undergraduate Scholarship is expected to be announced towards the end of May. :)

I didn't receive a confirmation mail after submitting the essay. I want to know when will the winning applicant be announced ?

Pls maa'm.
How can i apply for Q's
undergraduate scholarship,pls i need you to help me school in germany.because am not buoyant enough in financial aspect.

Hi Simon, you can find out how to apply for this scholarship here. Good luck with your application! :)

Hi maa'm i just finished my basic sciences program from a carribean medical school but i'm looking for financial aid so i can prepare for usmle step 1 and continue my program

Hi Emmanuel, please take a look at our list of medical scholarships around the world. :)

Hi..., how can i get undergraduted schorlarship

Hi, how can i get undergraduation scholarship

i want a scholarship for under graduation .....plz guide

Join the discussion...Hello i would like to study in America but due to fee problem I cannot.... Am from Kenya currently in chuka university in first year '

Hi Kipyegon, please take a look at our lists of scholarships to study in the US and scholarships for African students. :)

I love to study in North America, due to currency difference family earnings is about $400 per month, more or less, please don't laugh. Is there any full grant or financial aid for international students covering tuition fees and living costs. Please help me and my future career.

Hello, as well as applying for our undergraduate scholarship, I'd recommend checking the 'fees and funding' section of the US insitutions you're interested in for details on scholarships they have available and using their 'net price calculator' tool, which can give you a good idea of how much your intended course of study would cost and what financial aid you might be eligible for. You could also check our own list of external scholarships to study in the US here. For more advice, please download our complete guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad. :) 

Is the scholarship which worth $10,000 renewable, I mean will it be paid to the winner's University again the next year and so on.

Hi Stephen, I'm afraid this scholarship is only available for one year and cannot be renewed.

Hi maa'm
I'm Nauman from Pakistan
I got 86%(A+) in high school
I would like to join in for engineering program
How can I get scholarship or financial aid ?
Kindly guide me

Hi Nauman, if you'd like to apply for the QS Undergraduate Scholarship, you can find full details on how to apply here. Alternatively we've listed a range of external scholarships for engineering students here. You may also like to look for scholarships and other options for financial aid by checking the official website/s of the institution/s you're interested in. Good luck with your search! 

Hello Ma, They Keep Telling Me Wrong Email Address And I Know And Am Sure My Email Is Correct And Working,what Do I Do Please?

Hi Imaga, which application form are you having issues with? 

can u please send the application link via my email address ?

HI, i'm Sohayb from Morroco . I have a two-year post-secondary diploma (DUT) in Business intelligence, is there any scolarships for international students to study abroad ?
P.s : I can talk english, french and german
thanks ;)

Hi,where can I submit the essay please,,thanks

Hi Stephen, to apply you first need to complete the QS Applicant Survey. Then simply follow the link at the end of the survey to submit your application essay. You can find out more about the application essay here. :)

Hi,I have completed my intermediate in arts and I want to study abroad .can u help me further?

Hi, I have completed my graduation in mechanical engineering. Can I get this scholarship or any other if have for the ms in mechanical field. Thank you

Hi Mukesh, this scholarship is only for completing an undergraduate degree, however we also offer a range of postgraduate scholarships. We've also listed a selection of external scholarships for engineering students. Hope this helps!

Hi,how can I get started yo applying for the above mentioned scholarship and how to submit it as well?

Hi Emase, you can find full details on how to apply here. You'll be able to submit your application essay when you follow the link after completing the QS Applicant Survey. Best of luck!

Is this scholarship available to year one entry program that will lead to 2nd year of bachelors of university?

Hi Osama, this scholarship is open to anyone starting an undergraduate degree at any university featured in the QS rankings.

If my session started will I be able to get scholarship? Because classes will commencing from feb 2017.

Hi Osama, I'm afraid your course must be starting after the scholarship winner is announced - you can't have already started your undergraduate degree.

is this scholarship available to year one entry program?
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