Asian countries – Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, China, India and Taiwan – are fast becoming the study destinations for international students to gain study abroad experience. To attract more bright students and promote bilateral relationships between nations, the governments of these countries offer generous scholarships in Asia for international students, especially those from developing countries.
Scholarships in Asia for International Students
Several Asia scholarships for international students to study in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, China, India and Taiwan - undergraduate, masters and PhD.
Ashinaga, Japan-based non-profit organization offers scholarship to students from 19 African countries to study for undergraduate degrees at the world’s leading universities in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc
Application Deadline: 28th February 2017 | Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Field of Study: courses offered at candidate’s choice higher institution
To be taken at (country): Higher institutions outside of Africa,
The University of Tokyo provides international students with scholarships that cover school expense exemptions, scholarships, emergency loans, and student discounts. This year, scholarships will be provided to students willing to undertake courses at the Graduate School of Science for 2017/2018 academic session.
- 1st October –
Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Scholarship for international applicants seeking admission to pursue a full-time PhD programme at NTU in August 2017.
Application Deadline: for August 2017 intake is 1st January 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: International Students
To be taken at (country): National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
Eligible Field of Study: PhD in Science,
Application Deadline: The application for Academic Year 2017-2018 (August 2017 and January 2018) close on 30th November 2016.
Offered annually? Yes
Scholarship Name: Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) at NTU, Singapore
Brief description: Nanyang Technological University funds the Nanyang President’s Graduate PhD Scholarship for International students at Singapore
Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered at the university
About Scholarship: The Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) is a competitive and prestigious scholarship scheme designed to encourage outstanding graduates or final-year students to take their first step towards a leading research career by studying for a doctoral degree programme (PhD) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU),
Application Deadline: opens from 1st September 2016 to 1st December 2016 | Offered Annually? Yes
Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong offers PhD Fellowship to International students 2017-2018
The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established in 2009 by the Research Grants Council (RGC),
Scholarship Name: NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering
Application Deadline: Application:
- opens on 1 September 2016
- closes on 15 January 2017
Brief Description: The NGS Scholarship is awarded to talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research.
Brief Description: The Government of The People’s Republic of China has made scholarship offers to the African Union Commission, through the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology, to enable African students study in China in the 2016-2017 Academic Year.
Application Timeline: 26th August, 2016 to 9th September,
Brief description: The Malaysian Government is offering international scholarships for students from any part of the world to study for Masters and PhD degree in Malaysian public and private Universities 2017/2018.
Application Deadline: 15th September, 2016
Accepted Subject Areas? Field of studies is in the following priority areas:
- Science and Engineering
- Agriculture and Fisheries
- Economics and Islamic Finance
- Information and Communication Technology
- Biosecurity and Food Safety
- Infrastructure and Utility
- Environmental Studies
- Health not including nursing,
Brief description: Rotary Clubs in Japan through the Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation is offering scholarships for overseas students to undertake undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies at Japanese university or graduate school
Application Deadline: 15th December 2016 1:00P.M. Japan time for both April and fall
Undergraduate and Masters Scholarships for students pursuing B.Sc degree in Environmental Health or Medical Laboratory Sciences 2017/2018
American University of Beirut (AUB) and The MasterCard Foundation have partnered to provide scholarships to students at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). This $9 million scholarship program will enable young adults who are sensitive to their communities’ concerns and proactive in their environment to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health or Medical Laboratory Sciences at AUB.