Scholarships to Study Abroad










Scholarships in USA

Though the cost of education in the US is high , there are many scholarships or fee waivers offered by the universities. The scholarship is based mostly on the academic profile of the student. In case of the under graduate scholarship, the SAT scores and the 12th grade percentage will be the deciding factor. Apart from this, students who excel in sports , or have taken part in national or international level sports competitions also are considered for a scholarship.

In the masters level, an applicant with a high GRE score or a high percentage in the under grad is given a fee waiver. This waiver will vary from university to university or even form course to course. Generally, the percentage of scholarship is decided by the faculty of the particular department. In case of the MBA, the GMAT score and the work experience is the deciding factor.

The international students can reduce their living expenses by working part time in the campus , since they are allowed to work 20 hrs per week , or, 40 hrs during summer time, and they can make up to 9 to 15 $ per hour. This would, to certain extend help them to cover a few personal expenses.

Not only this, the international students are also entitled for a TA, or a RA, the teaching assistantship offered by the professors for students who tutor the under graduates in their course work and get paid for the services. The research assistantship is  given to students who assist their professor in the laboratories and get paid for the same.. As mentioned earlier, all these financial assistances will not cover the entire tuition fees or living expenses.

Most USA institutions have a career services department staffed with professionals focused on helping students with their résumé, teaching job interview skills, and helping them find job opportunities.

Scholarships in CANADA

The amount of funding kept aside for international students in Canada is much lower than what is available in the US. But still, Canada offers a few scholarship for students, both in the under graduate and masters level.

The York university in Canada , offers scholarship to students who excel academically, up to 60,000$ to 100,000$ for 4 yrs duration. Similarly University of British Columbia and Carleton university offers student scholarship worth 4000$ to 16000$ for students who’s percentage is above 80 in 12th grade.

For graduate students in the university of Manitoba offers merit based awards to students up to 18000$ for PhD  level and up to 14000$ for masters level annually.

In the university of waterloo, students taking up research based masters or PhD will receive awards up to $1800 per term for 2 yrs , and 3600$ per term for PhD

Scholarships in UK

The UK government provides a large number of scholarships for students who are planning to study in UK. The scholarship is mainly for students who excel academically

To name a few,

The common wealth scholarship offered by the UK department of international development to deserving students from developing common wealth countries. This scholarship includes airfair to and from UK, tuition fees, and allowances for personal expences

About 100 new gates scholarship is offered by Cambridge university every year for international students who take up research programs in Cambridge University. The university of Oxford awards ,  the Rhodes scholarship for exceptional international students for selected countries. Apart from this, a few other scholarships which are worth mentioning for international students are the “ university of Birmingham scholarship for international students, Bristol university international scholarships , University of west London international ambassador scholarship to name a few

Scholarships in IRELAND

The scholarships available for international students are plenty, this is mainly for students who excel academically in their course work. To name a few, the VV  Giri excellence graduate scholarship for well qualified Indian students, the UCD global excellence graduate scholarship for students who apply early to UCD and  who accept the offer, its on a first come and first served basis, up to 3000 euros .

The university of limerick offers the faculty of science and engineering scholarship to both under graduate and master s students .

The Government of Ireland Scholarship was awarded in the 2014-15 academic year to an Indian student who had successfully gained a place on a one-year taught Masters programme.

Scholarships in GERMANY

Germany has become a major study destination for many international students mainly due to its cost and the quality of education. When compared to countries like USA and UK, Germany seems to be very cheap, apart from this , plenty of scholarships  are available for international students

The DeutschlandStipendium National Scholarship Program , awarded by the German government for international students without any consideration on the nationality or race, for students with high academic skills, to the tune of 300 Euros per month till the completion of the program.

DAAD .an organization for promoting international academic relation with the German universities offer scholarships to exchange students and research students , who are looking for funding to support their studies and research work in Germany , A few most popular scholarship are “ DAAD scholarship to post graduate students with relevance to developing countries “,  “ DAAD scholarship in  public policy and good governance”

The Erasmus Programme (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme established in 1987, offers scholarships to international students in participating universities

Scholarships in AUSTRALIA

Both, the Australian government and the Australian universities provide a large number of scholarships for international students.

A few scholarships offered by the government are “ Australian awards scholarship “ for deserving students  who have enrolled in vocational courses, under graduate or masters .The international post graduate research scholarship ( IPRS), for students who take up the post grad research programs in Australia, for a period of 2 yrs in case of masters and 3 yrs for doctorate programs

The university scholarships are , “Sydney achievers international scholarship “, for meritorious international students who have applied to university of Sydney up to annum 10,000$ per . Macquarie university international scholarship for outstanding international students up to 10,000$ per annum. The University of Adelaide offers  “the Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)” for high quality international postgraduate students who has taken up research programs in the university of Adelaide. Monash University is offers a number of scholarship like the International Merit Scholarships for outstanding international students who has applied  for  undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Monash University, for around 10,000$ per  annum

Scholarships in NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand offers a number of scholarships for international students . one among that is the New Zealand international doctorate research scholarship, offered by universities like Otaga university, Massey University, University of Auckland, university of Waikato etc. The student will receive an annual stipend of NZ$25000 for 36 months , and medical insurance coverage of 600$ for 3 yrs. The only criteria being, the student should have an high academic score, around 80% , and have met  all the pre requisites for a Phd program in New Zealand.

The New Zealand developmental scholarship is available to students for Africa , Asia etc, in order to gain skills in areas which are required for the development of their home country. , a few areas of study where the scholarship is offered are renewable energy, agriculture, fisheries, disaster risk management etc .The only criteria being, the student should academically excel and also return to the home country after the graduation at least for 2 yrs.

The University of Canterbury offers scholarship for 1st year international students who have excelled academically. The scholarship amount is $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 in value

Scholarships in SINGAPORE

In public schools, there are scholarships offered by the government and by private individuals too. Generally, the MOE tuition grant offered to international students reduces the tuition expenses to half the total amount, the grant is accompanied by a bond signs by the student with a promise to work in Singapore for a 2 to 3 yrs duration after their graduation , in order to discharge some of their obligations to the Singapore Public.

Eligible students can apply for the Asian Under graduate scholarship or science and technology scholarship for students who excel academically. Apart from that, a few private scholarships are “ brokerfish scholarship “, Kuok foundation under graduate awards”, to name a few. In case of the post graduate scholarships, Singapore research scholarship , Singapore international graduate award , NUS research student shop to name a few.

Incase of private schools like INSEAD, France, having their campus in Singapore, do offer a few scholarships like Greek scholarship, or Belgian alumni, scholarship, or L’Oreal scholarship to name a few, a few academies like MDIS offer their own merit scholarships too

Scholarships in DUBAI

Dubai has two types of scholarship, the one offered by the government and one offered by the universities. The universities have their own criteria for offering scholarships, good be a need based one or a merit scholarship. Some universities also offer the alumni scholarship, funded by the alumni of the college.

Students applying in groups for a program form the same organization , for any of the post graduate programs, will be eligible for a discount of  5% off the tuition fees, in case 5 to 9 students enrolling together and  10% reduction , in case of 10 or more students enrolling together, this does not apply for MBA.

Students applying for a under graduation program will be eligible for a 20 % scholarship every year for all the 4 yrs of education