If you’ve always dreamed of studying abroad but lack the financial means to do so, then perhaps landing a scholarship can make your dream come true.
Even if you’ve already completed your Bachelor’s degree, you can still study abroad by pursuing a scholarship for a post-graduate degree.
There are quite a number of scholarships available for international students but you’ll need to know where to look.
Here are a few scholarship programs specifically designed to attract international students with good merit and grades.
Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship
Always wanted to study in Europe? Here’s your chance! The University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is offering a prestigious scholarship for talented Master’s students who live outside of Europe.
The full scholarship of €25,000 (approximately US$28,654) covers tuition and living expenses for one academic year. However, there is the possibility of an extension if you’re accepted into a two-year Master’s program.
Programs at the university offered for this scholarship are: Child development and education, Communication, Economics and Business, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Social Sciences.
To apply, applications must be submitted to the Admissions Offices of the Graduates School. Deadlines differ depending on the Graduate School, but it is either Jan 15 or Feb 1, 2019. Courses start in September 2019.
For more information, please visit the official website.
Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students
Here’s another chance to study in the Netherlands! Utrecht University is offering approximately 20-25 scholarships for international students.
The scholarship will be awarded as tuition fees, or tuition fees plus €11,000 (US$12,620) living expenses. Therefore, as it’s not a full scholarship, you might need additional funding for your own expenses.
It covers the duration of the degree programme, which could be either one or two years, depending on the course. However, the scholarship will be renewed for the second year if you make satisfactory progress towards the degree.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must belong to the top 10 percent of your graduating class, hold a non-EU/EEA passport, completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands, and have applied for an eligible international master’s programme which begins on Sept 1, 2019.
For deadlines and more information, head on over to the official page.
ICSP Scholarships at University of Oregon, USA
This is a chance to live the American dream! Or at least, it can help bring you closer to it.
The International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) scholarship is available for students intending to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.
International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit can apply for the scholarship. The cultural service component requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and UO students, faculty and staff.
To be eligible, students must be admitted to the University of Oregon, cannot be US citizens, permanent residents, or eligible to receive US federal financial assistance.
Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate financial need, meet the minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement, and agree to complete 80 hours per year of cultural service as required by the program.
The deadline to apply is Feb 1, 2019. For more information, visit the official scholarship website.
Emile Boutmy Scholarships for Non-EU Students at Sciences Po
The Paris Institute of Political Studies in France, commonly referred to as Sciences Po, is a prestigious academic institution.
The Emile Boutmy Scholarship, named after the founder of Sciences Po, was created to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union who are first-time applicants and who have been admitted to an Undergraduate or Master’s program offered at the University.
It’s available for both Bachelor and Master’s programs. At the undergraduate level, the scholarship takes on a few different forms, depending on the applicant.
It ranges from €3,000 (US$3,442) to €12,300 (US$14,112) for three years of undergraduate study. On an exceptional basis, a scholarship of €19,000 (US$21,800) may be granted to cover the full three years.
For Master’s programs, recipients are awarded either a grant of €10,000 (US$11,473) per year to cover tuition fees for the two years of the Masters, or a tuition grant of €5,000 (US$5,736) per year for the two years of the Masters.
Deadlines are either Jan 3 (today) or April 8, 2019, for courses beginning in September next year.
For more information, please visit the website.
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