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Scholarships to Study in Europe

By Laura T

Updated July 23, 2021 Updated July 23, 2021

If you’re a prospective international student planning to study in Europe at bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level, you might be eligible for a scholarship.

UK scholarships are listed in an article all of their own, as are scholarships for Germanyscholarships for Russiascholarships for Eastern Europe and scholarships to study in the Nordic countries.

Scroll down the list below for a range of other scholarships to study in Europe…

To study anywhere in Europe:

  • Educations.com Study a Master's in Europe Scholarship - A scholarship of €5000 is open for all international students studying a master's degree at any European university, starting in autumn 2020.
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarships – Initiative led by the European Commission to provide funding for students all over the world to study in Europe at selected institutions.
  • Surfshark Privacy and Security Scholarship - A $2,000 prize is available to a student currently enrolled in the UK or any European Union (EU) country as a high school, undergraduate or graduate student. You will need to submit an essay to apply and the scholarship is open to all nationalities. 

To study in Austria: 

For more information about studying in Austria, visit our country guide >

To study in Belgium:

For more information about studying in Belgium, visit our country guide >

To study in the Czech Republic:

  • Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries – Government scholarships enabling international students to undertake study (at bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level) at institutions across the Czech Republic. Czech is the language of instruction for most programs offered. 2019/2020 Scholarships are no longer available, check back in July 2019 for the next round.
  • Masaryk University Faculty of Arts – The Department of Czech for Foreigners at Masaryk University awards four three-month scholarships worth 8,000 CZK per month for international students to study Czech language, literature and culture.

For more information about studying in the Czech Republic, visit our guide >

To study in France:

For more information about studying in France, download our complete guide >

To study in Greece:

For more information about studying in Greece, visit our country guide >

To study in Hungary: 

  • Hungarian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students – Scholarships for international students to study in Hungary, funded by the Hungarian government. Open to students of master’s degrees in rural development and agribusiness, horticulture and agricultural water management.
  • The Stipendium Hungaricum – Provides scholarships which cover tuition fees, medical insurance, accommodation and a monthly stipend for citizens of partner countries to study in Hungary at either bachelor’s or master’s level. (The call for the 2019/20 applications is now closed.)

For more information about studying in Hungary, visit our country guide >

To study in Ireland:

Find out how to study in Ireland >

To study in Italy:

For more information about studying in Italy, visit our country guide >

To study in the Netherlands: 

For more information about studying in the Netherlands, visit our country guide >

To study in Slovakia: 

To study in Spain:

  • GSE Scholarships – All master’s applicants are automatically considered for scholarships based on academic excellence at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  • Zaragoza Logistics Center – Various scholarships for admitted students of master’s of logistics and related courses at this research institute, including scholarships for African students.
  • Spanish Studies Abroad – Scholarships to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, including a diversity scholarship for underrepresented students.

For more information about studying in Spain, download our complete guide >

To study in Switzerland:

For more information about studying in Switzerland, visit our country guide >

This article was first published in September 2014. It is updated regularly, most recently in April 2019.

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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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