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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. 

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Written by Sabrina Collier
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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Hello everybody! Can anyone give me an advice on where to find funding for postgraduate students over 60s. Thanks

Hi Ludmila, Although we don't currently have a specific article dedicated to scholarships for mature students, you can view our full list of scholarships here. We also have a free guide about finding scholarships. You might also want to look into applying for a QS scholarship, which you can find more about here. Good luck! 


I am a 38 year adult seeking a degree (undergraduate) scholarship for either online or international. Some one help me please

Ansumana Nyuma.

I live in Suriname, a counry in South America, i hope that i can get a scholarship

Which University in U.S.A or Europe offers scholarship to study a Doctorate in Business Administration online?

i hope one of the time i shall make a success!

Hie , i hope i find you well. I am currently studying electrical engineering in China i am now getting into my third year .I am from Zimbabwe .My dad passed away . Recently i have had difficulties in managing to pay my fees here due to challenging circumstances back home. I came across your program information online and would like to inquire if you can help me in any way under your various programs in paying my fees .Thank you , i look forward to your reply.

Hi Tinashe, the scholarships listed above aren't programs offered by us, but a range of scholarships offered by external organizations that we've listed here for your convenience - you can click on each external link for information on how to apply. We do offer our own scholarships, however, which you can find out more about here. Good luck in your search, and I'm sorry for your loss! 

Hi Kapila, please take a look at our articles listing scholarships for engineering students and business scholarships around the world. For advice on how to find a scholarship, please check our guide. Hope this helps! 

Thank you. they are not online degrees. if you know any please let me know.Thank you again for your kindliness consideration

Hi Sabrina Collier, I am an Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka with a First class honors having GPA of 3.8. i am planning to do higher studies. But my father passed away last year and my mother is 69 year old and cannot even do own works. So i forgot about going abroad. But i found some online degree programs. Eve so since my i cant find money to pay for the tution. I would like to know whether there are finncial aid options for me. I like to learn Electronics, Software Engineering and Telecommunication. even Busness Management would be find. Please if you can give me information or guide me i would be really thankfull. Thank you.

Hi Sabrina, you mentioned about you and your team is offering a scholarship, I wanna know about it. Thanks