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10 Fully-Funded Masters Scholarships You Should be Applying for Right Now

If you are serious about getting that scholarship to cover the costs of your masters’ degree, then you should be applying for these scholarship opportunities by now.

These prestigious and competitive scholarships will cover all expenses from tuition, travel to accommodation and cost of living. What is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Give it your best shot.

  1. Chevening Scholarships in UK

Chevening scholarship offers financial support to study for Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 alumni. There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer for the 2017/2018 academic cycle.

Benefit: Full tuition fees | travel to and from your country | arrival allowance | grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required) | excess baggage allowance | the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application | monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses.

Deadline: 5th November

  1. Rotary Yoneyama Foundation Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Scholarships

Rotary Clubs in Japan through the Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation is offering scholarships for overseas students to undertake undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies at a Japanese university or graduate school.

Benefit: 140,000 yen per month

Deadline: 15th December, 2019

  1. Schwarzman Scholarship in China

Schwarzman Scholars Fully-funded Masters Scholarship is a $350 million endowment for international students to study in China. It is 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.

Benefits: Full tuition fees | room and board | international airfare | in-country study tour | books and supplies | a laptop and smart phone | health insurance | a modest personal stipend.

Deadline: 26th September 2019

  1. DAAD MIPLC Scholarships 2020/2021 for Students from Developing Countries

The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) is offering scholarships to students from developing countries as a part of the DAAD’s program for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses.”

Benefits: Flight | Tuition | Stipend | Medical Insurance | Settlement Allowance | German Language course

Deadline: 15th October 2019

  1. Cambridge Trust Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

The University of Cambridge has opened application window for all scholarships that require you to apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form, and most scholarships that require you to apply by the relevant deadline.

Benefits: Visa application | Air ticket | Full tuition fees and international student fees | Accommodation | Meals | Medical cover | A living stipend | book allowance | Costs related to community activities | Access to internship opportunity | Air ticket home upon completion of studies | Mentoring | Leadership development | Academic & life skills support

Deadline: 3rd December 2019

Masters Scholarships for international students

  1. University of Pretoria MasterCard Scholarship in South Africa

The MasterCard Foundation is offering full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to undergraduate and master’s study programmes at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Benefit: Full tuition fees | Accommodation | Meals | Books and printed material | Monthly stipend | Medical aid | Travel costs | Cost of one visa application

Deadline: 30th August 2019

  1. Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Masters Scholarships

The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships Programme is targeted at graduates between the ages of 25 and 35, some of whom may have work experience. The will be exceptionally intelligent graduates who have excelled academically as well as in other areas of their lives.

Benefits: The AIG Scholarships are fully funded covering fees, accommodation and living expenses, does not cover travel or visa expenses however. 

Deadline: 23rd September 2019

  1. Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme

The Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme 2020/2021 to nurture future African leaders, women and men, is now open.

Benefits: The award covers course fees, flights, and accommodation and living costs.

Deadline: 28th August 2019

  1. University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) Developing Solutions Scholarship

Ten awards of 100% tuition fee scholarships are available for students from the developing and third world countries registering for taught Masters programmes at Malaysia Campus in areas related to science, technology and education, including the following courses below.

Benefits: 100% tuition fee 

Deadline:  18th October 2019

  1. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

This year, the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship is offering Masters Scholarships to Art students. Every year, the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship is offered for PhD, Postdoctoral and Research for Foreign Students from Africa and other Countries to Study Abroad in Switzerland.

Benefits: Monthly payment | Tuition fees | Health insurance | Air fare | Lodging allowance

Deadline: Varies by countries, generally 30th November

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