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.
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.
Brief description: Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century.
Application Deadlines: 15th September 2016 (annual)
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): Tsinghua University,
The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered to international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.
Application Deadline for January 2017 Class (Round 1): 6th June, 2016
Application Deadline for January 2017 Class (Round 2): closes 3rd August, 2016
Offered annually? Yes
Scholarship Name: INSEAD Greendale Foundation Scholarship
Brief description: Financial Aid Opportunity for MBA postgraduate students from Southern and Eastern Africa in 2016 to study Abroad in France or Singapore for the 2017/2018 admission session.
Application Deadline: 3rd August 2016(for January 2017) and 7th November 2016 (for August 2017) | Offered annually?: Yes
Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan Africans
To be taken at (country): INSEAD Business School (With campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi)
The Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship is offered for candidates who are nationals of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa.