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Scholarships to Study in the BRICS Countries

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Want to study abroad in BrazilRussiaIndiaChina or South Africa? To mark the launch of the 2018 edition of the QS BRICS University Rankings, here’s a selection of scholarships to study abroad in these five emerging economies.

Scholarships to study in Brazil Brazil

Russian scholarships Russia

  • Government of Russian Federation Scholarships – A set number of government scholarships to study in Russia are available each year, which offer free tuition, accommodation and a monthly maintenance allowance.
  • The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) – A selection of international scholarships to study abroad in Russia and other former Soviet states, most of which are explicitly for US students.
  • Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project – Russia's first international competition for prospective Master's students to study for free at one of the top universities in Russia.
  • American Councils Scholarships – A range of scholarships are on offer to conduct research or undergo Russian language training in Russia, covering travel costs, a monthly allowance, health insurance and more.
  • BP in Russia Research Scholarships – Russian scholarships ranging from RUB 15,000-35,000 (~US$255-600) a month, aimed at students studying degrees related to energy and economics at a partner Russian institution. Candidates must be studying on state grants, have exceptional grades and aim to progress in their chosen subject in the future.

View more Russian scholarships here.

Scholarships to study in India India

  • Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme – Government scholarships funded by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) are available for students from commonwealth countries to study a degree at any study level (excluding medicine and dentistry).
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme – Government scholarships aiming to help commendable students from poor backgrounds and minority groups (Muslim/Christian/Sikh/Buddhist/Jain/Parsi) to study professional or technical courses. These scholarships take your parents’ income into account and cover tuition fees and a pocket allowance.
  • ICCR Africa Scholarships – Scholarships for African students to study abroad in India.

Scholarships to study in China China

Scholarships to study in South Africa South Africa

This article was originally published in July 2016. It was updated in October 2018.

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How can i apply for scholarship aboard... if any one can help me.. plssss...!!!!

The ICCR scholarship for African students, is the undergraduate courses starting in 2017

Which are top universities for degree in EDUCATION. PLEASE ADVIE.

Hi Shashi, please take a look at our rankings by subject for education - you can narrow the results down by country or region depending on where you'd like to study, and can now also compare universities. :)

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Hie. Would like to know about scholarships that enables one to study Nursing in South Africa from the UK, bachelor degree level

hy i want to about any scholarship in Germany or Australia ? Because i am willing to apply for Master in Information technology program.. or i want to know low cost universities which is easy to affordable in same counties which i mention.

Hi Shan, please take a look at our lists of scholarships to study in Germany and Australia. :)

HI.i would like to inquire if you can help or offer scholarship to undergraduate who are being disturbed from completion due to political issue like war

Hi Jane, I don't know of any scholarships relevant to your particular situation, but we've compiled a large range of other scholarships to study abroad here. 

Hi. I want to know if there will be a problem applying for a Canadian university for the 2017 intake before I give the exams for the remaining two semesters. The issue is that the deadline for the 2017 intake is 31st December 2016 and I will still be giving my 5th sem exams. What all will the university require? I just dont want to waste a year. And even if i apply for the 2018 January intake, I still doubt if my application will be accepted because of the availability of limited seats during that time. Can you please tell me if problems will arise because of this? I have all documents ready and I only doubt this situation. thank you.