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.
Applications are open to apply for Program in Economic and Public Policy (PEPP) studies in the University of Tsukuba through the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) of the World Bank and/or the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP).
Application Deadline: 23:59 28th February, 2017 (JST)
Every year, the University of Melbourne, Australia awards The Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) for international students to study for Masters and PhD. In 2016 the MIRS is part of the Melbourne Research Scholarship – MRS – program.
Application Deadline: Scholarship applications are assessed on an ongoing basis (from January through to December).
A Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) will enable students undertake their PhD in a faculty which has a dynamic and vibrant research culture and to work with nationally and internationally recognised academic supervisors.
- Spring 2017: 31st March 2017
- Autumn 2018: 30th September 2017
This scholarship, provided by Shanghai government for international students studying in Shanghai, is in two types: A, B. Type A, exclusively for those who study for Master’s or Doctoral degrees, is full scholarship, including tuition, free accommodation,accident insurance, allowance for living; Type B, only for those who study fordegrees, is partial scholarship, only including tuition accident insurance.
Exeter College, Oxford University is offering the Kufuor Scholarships to a top Ghanaian student who wishes to undertake a graduate degree at Exeter College, University of Oxford.
Application Deadline: 6th or 20th January, 2017
Offered Annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Ghana
To be taken at (country): University of Oxford,
The Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund awards scholarships to Sudanese and South Sudanese nationals studying a postgraduate course in the UK who plan to return to Sudan at the end of their studies. Organisations undertaking educational activities and projects in South Sudan and Sudan are also eligible for funding.
Application Timeline: Application opens on 1st December 2016 and closes on 28th February 2017.
The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 16 PhD scholarships starting 1 September 2017 for a period of up to three years.
Application Deadline: 22nd January, 2017
Eligible Countries: International
To be taken at (country): Denmark
Eligible Fields of Study: The PhD projects must be related to a research area in one of the following departments:
ICTP invites applications for a small number of visiting fellowships for outstanding mathematicians from developing countries of any age to pursue their own research using the ICTP facilities and interacting with other mathematicians. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 7th January 2017
Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
To be taken at (country): Italy
About the Award: ICTP Visiting Fellowships are intended for short visits to ICTP (1 to 3 months) during the period 1 September 2017 to 31 August 31 2018
Eligibility: Visiting Fellows must have a PhD in mathematics prior to the start of their fellowship.
According to an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 year
Application Deadline: 31st March 2017
Eligible Countries: International
To be taken at (country): China
Eligible Fields of Study:
The GERSS scholarships offer young Egyptian scientists and academics the opportunity to travel to Germany. The programme funds research visits to a research institute, a state or state-recognised private university in Germany.
Application Deadline: 15th February, 2017
Eligible Countries: Egypt
To be taken at (country): Germany
Type: The programme is aimed at Master’s students,