Finding funding for your PhD is not always easy. They are rare and are not too often publicized as Masters and Bachelors scholarships. However, tens of thousands of these types of scholarships exist all over the web especially for students from Africa and other developing regions. A few of these scholarships have been identified as some of the top scholarships for intending PhD and Post-doctoral students.
PhD Scholarships for international students
List of PhD Scholarships for African and International students seeking opportunity to pursue research in different major across the world.
The ASC Leiden hosts visiting research fellows in the framework of the Leiden African Studies Assembly (Leiden ASA), a network for cooperation between Leiden based Africanists.
Application Deadline: 1st July 2017.
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be taken at (country): The Netherlands
About the Award: Visiting research fellows use their time in Leiden for data analysis and/or writing,
The Russian Government is offering scholarships for South African students to study at Russian institutions from the academic year 2017/2018.
Application Deadline: 1st April 2017.
Eligible Countries: South Africa
To be taken at (country): Russia
Fields of Study: Applications from all qualified candidates in any field will be accepted,
In order to further develop the education of international students, Jiangsu University provides scholarship for international students getting registered for English-taught degree education at Jiangsu University.
Application Deadline: 10th August 2017
Eligible Countries: International
To be taken at (country): China
Type: All master and PhD students and some bachelor* students
Field of Study: Bachelor programs covered under Presidential Scholarship:
Application Deadline: Completed applications, including letters of recommendation, need to be submitted by the following dates:
- Fall semester deadline: no later than 15th July, 2017
- Spring semester deadline: no later than 15th October, 2017
Scholarship Name: International Students Academic Merit Scholarship
Brief description: East Tennessee State University USA offers Undergraduate and graduate Merit Scholarships for international students to study for 2015/2016
Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered at the University
About Scholarship: The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree.
Approximately 1, 000 Heinrich Böll Foundation International Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD Students to study at Universities in Germany.
Application Deadline: 1st September 2017 (Winter)
Offered annually? Yes
Accepted Subject Areas: Any subject area is applicable
About Scholarship: The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates,
The UNU-WIDER PhD Internship gives gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest.
Application Deadline: 31st March 2017 and 30th September 2017 23:59 EEST
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): Finland
About the Award: PhD interns typically spend 3 consecutive months at UNU-WIDER and are expected to return to their home institution afterwards.
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 January 2018 intake is 1st June 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,