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Scholarships to Study Online

By Sabrina Collier

Updated February 19, 2021 Updated February 19, 2021

Want to get a degree with the flexibility of being able to study anywhere and anytime you like, fitting your studies in alongside other commitments? There are ever-increasing opportunities arising to study online. So if you’re ready to get started with your distance learning, but need some help with funding, check out this selection of scholarships for online students...

Scholarships to study online offered by universities

Scholarships to study online offered by other organizations

  • Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships – Online scholarships for citizens of developing commonwealth countries to study a master’s degree via distance learning, which includes largely internet-based courses. Courses are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly from UK universities.
  • E-Learning Instructional Design & Learning Technologies Scholarship program – Scholarships for US citizens who possess a minimum of five years of post-high school work experience and have been accepted to an eligible US-based online program (related to eLearning Design/Development, Instructional Design or Learning Technology).
  • Get Educated Online College Scholarship Program – Scholarships for online students from the US enrolled in an accredited online degree program in the country. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Open Colleges Photography Scholarship – Merit-based scholarships in which the first-place winner receives a cheque from Open Colleges to cover the complete value of the cost of their online photography course. The second-place prize is a cheque for half of the cost of your course, while the third-placed entrant receives a cheque for the quarter of the cost.
  • Online Study Australia Scholarship for Online Learners – A scholarship prize of AU$2,000 is available for a foreign or Australian student who is either currently studying online is planning to undertake online study with a university or college. To enter, you need to write 200 words or less on a theme related to studying online.
  • UNICAF Scholarships – Scholarships for online students of any nationality to complete online courses through the UK’s University of South Wales, the US’s Marymount California University and the Cypriot University of Nicosia. 

This article was originally published in September 2016 . It was last updated in February 2021

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The former Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina wrote and edited articles to guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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