If you’re a student from a developing region of the world – including parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East – you could be eligible for a number of\u0026nbsp;international scholarships\u0026nbsp;aimed at bringing a more diverse and inclusive student demographic to universities across the globe.\r\nMany\u0026nbsp;scholarships for students from developing countries\u0026nbsp;will have additional criteria, such as a specific country of origin or destination, a particular subject of study, or ties to a particular university, so it can take some savvy\u0026nbsp;scholarship hunting\u0026nbsp;and a tad of flexibility to find one that suits you. However, there’s really no reason why you can’t be applying for 10 or more international scholarships in no time at all.\r\nBelow are a few of the most prominent funds and\u0026nbsp;scholarships for developing countries, categorized by country of study.\r\nScholarships to study in Europe\r\n\r\nErasmus Mundus Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– Initiative led by the European Commission to provide funding for students all over the world to\u0026nbsp;study in Europe\u0026nbsp;at selected institutions.\r\n\r\nBelgium\r\n\r\nVLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– Scholarships for students from developing countries within Africa, Asia or Latin America.\r\n\r\nCzech Republic\r\n\r\nCharles University Faculty of Social Sciences Development Scholarships – Six scholarships for students from developing countries to study a program in the faculty.\r\n\r\nFrance\r\n\r\nEiffel Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– Funding for master’s and PhD students from outside of\u0026nbsp;France.\r\nINSEAD Business School International Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– Over 90 different business school scholarships, many aimed at students from developing regions.\r\n\r\nGermany\r\n\r\nDAAD scholarships\u0026nbsp;– Scholarships for master’s students from developing countries in Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Central and South America and central and Eastern Europe to study in\u0026nbsp;Germany.\r\n\r\nIreland\r\n\r\nEmbassy of Ireland, Tanzania Fellowship Training Programme – Scholarships for Tanzanian students to study one of the listed eligible master’s degrees in Ireland.\r\n\r\nNetherlands\r\n\r\nUniversity of Groningen Talent Grant for Non-EEA Countries\u0026nbsp;– Funding for specific master’s programs at the University of Groningen, for students from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico or Russia.\r\nVrije Universiteit Amsterdam Piet Rietveld Scholarship – A scholarship for a student from a developing country to study a master’s in spatial, transport and environmental economics. Covers the yearly tuition fee and provides an allowance for living costs.\r\n\r\nPoland\r\n\r\nPolish National Agency for Academic Exchange – Scholarships for students from developing countries to study a tuition-free master’s degree in Poland.\r\n\r\nSlovakia\r\n\r\nSlovak Government Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– Funding provided by the Slovakian government, for students from developing countries.\r\n\r\nSwitzerland\r\n\r\nIMD MBA Scholarships – For students from developing countries to study an MBA at IMD Business School in Lausanne.\r\n\r\nSweden\r\n\r\nSwedish Institute Study Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– Scholarships for full-time master’s students from developing countries, covering tuition fees and living costs.\r\n\r\nUK\r\n\r\nCommonwealth Master\u0027s Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– For students from\u0026nbsp;developing countries in the commonwealth\u0026nbsp;to study in the UK at master’s level.\r\nBritish Council scholarships\u0026nbsp;– For Indian students to study in the UK.\r\nSaïd Foundation Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– For Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian postgraduate students to\u0026nbsp;study in the UK.\r\n\r\nUK universities offering international scholarships include:\r\n\r\nUniversity of Oxford\r\nUniversity of Westminster\r\nCardiff University\r\nLondon Southbank University\r\nLondon Metropolitan University\r\nRoehampton University\r\nUniversity of Birmingham\r\nUniversity of Nottingham\r\nUniversity of the West of England\r\n\r\nScholarships to study in North America\r\nCanada\r\n\r\nGlobal Affairs Canada\u0026nbsp;– 650 short-term exchange scholarships are available for Latin American and Caribbean citizens wishing to\u0026nbsp;study in Canada.\r\n\r\nCanadian scholarships for Asian students:\r\n\r\nCanada-ASEAN Scholarships – Scholarships for students from ASEAN member states (Southeast Asia) to take part in a short-term exchange program for study and research.\r\nUniversity of Alberta China and India Centenary Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– For Chinese and Indian students.\r\nUniversity of Toronto\u0026nbsp;(Hong Kong) Foundation\u0026nbsp;– For students from Hong Kong.\r\n\r\nUS\r\n\r\nDag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships\u0026nbsp;– Journalism fellowships for African, Asian, Latin American and Caribbean nationals.\r\nEast-West Center Scholarships and Fellowships\u0026nbsp;– Funding aimed at nationals from the Asia-Pacific region to\u0026nbsp;study in the US\u0026nbsp;at specific institutions.\r\n\r\nUS universities offering international scholarships include:\r\n\r\nHarvard University\r\nEmory University\r\nIllinois State University\r\nUniversity of Minnesota\r\n\r\nScholarships to study in Australia and New Zealand\r\nAustralia\r\n\r\nAustralia Awards Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– Scholarships for students from developing countries, particularly the Indo-Pacific region. Unrestricted choice of programs.\r\nDestination Australia\u0026nbsp;– Government scholarships and fellowships.\r\n\r\nAustralian universities offering scholarships for students from developing countries include:\r\n\r\nMacquarie University\r\nUniversity of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)\r\n\r\nNew Zealand\r\n\r\nNew Zealand Development Scholarships\r\n\r\nUniversities in\u0026nbsp;New Zealand\u0026nbsp;offering scholarships for students from developing countries include:\r\n\r\nUniversity of Auckland\r\nVictoria University of Wellington\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nScholarships to study anywhere in the world\r\nFor Latin American students:\r\n\r\nColfuturo Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– For postgraduate Colombian students to study abroad.\r\n\r\nFor Asian students:\r\n\r\nAsia Foundation Development Fellows\u0026nbsp;– Merit-based scholarships for students from developing countries in Asia.\r\nErasmus-Mundus – India4EU II\u0026nbsp;– For Indian nationals to study in Europe. For more international scholarships for Indian students, see our separate list\u0026nbsp;here.\r\nUNESCO Fellowships\u0026nbsp;– A number of fellowship programs are offered to Japanese, Chinese or Korean students.\r\n\r\nScholarships to study in a developing region\r\n\r\nMasterCard Foundation Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– For African, Latin American and Caribbean students to study in Costa Rica.\r\nWells Mountain Foundation\u0026nbsp;– For students from developing countries to study at home or in another developing country.\r\n\r\nScholarships for African students\r\n\r\nAga Khan Foundation Scholarship Programme\u0026nbsp;–\u0026nbsp;Need-based scholarships for African students.\r\nIOE – Commonwealth Distance Scholarships\u0026nbsp;– Commonwealth scholarships for African students from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. Distance learning with a restricted choice of programs.\r\nMo Ibrahim Scholarship Programme\u0026nbsp;– For aspiring African leaders to study in the UK or Africa at a partnered university.\r\nMandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders\u0026nbsp;– Scholarships for African students from sub-Saharan African countries to study in the US and gain leadership and business skills.\r\nZawadi Africa Education Fund Scholarships for Young African Women\u0026nbsp;– For female students from Uganda, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya to study in the US.\r\n\r\nMore scholarships for African students can be found here.\r\nOrganizations offering scholarships for students from developing countries\r\n\r\nMasterCard\u0026nbsp;– Emphasis on scholarships for African students to study in the US and Africa.\r\nMIT – Zaragoza Scholarship Program\u0026nbsp;– A number of scholarships for students from developing countries.\r\nSantander\u0026nbsp;– Scholarships available via partner universities.\r\nThe World Bank\u0026nbsp;– Offers postgraduate scholarships for disadvantaged students from developing countries.\r\n\r\nAs always, additional funding opportunities may also be available via individual universities and other external organizations. For more opportunities, search online and visit the websites of universities you are interested in for information about international scholarships and funding.\r\nThis article was originally published in July 2014. It was last updated in June 2019.\r\nWant more content like this?\u0026nbsp;Register for free site membership\u0026nbsp;to get regular updates and your own personal content feed.\r\nAs always, additional funding opportunities may also be available via individual universities and other external organizations. For more opportunities, search online and visit the websites of universities you are interested in for information about international scholarships and funding. Also, get access to QS Scholarships worth £7Million by simply attending any QS event. Our next set of virtual events will be in India from May 27 to June 4.