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List of Government Scholarships for African/International Students Around the World 2019

Government of Malaysia International Scholarships (Mis) at Malaysian University

The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Governbrment to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.

Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students

The Directorate-General for Educational and Cultural Cooperation, through the Academic Exchange Department, designs and manages the Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ Scholarship Program for Foreigners. The scholarships of the Mexican Government present two programs: the scholarship for academic studies and the scholarship for special programs.

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) – Masters, PhD for Developing Countries 

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation, are designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 51 (previously 62) countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff. The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organizations.

New Zealand Development Scholarships for African Students

New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships offers the opportunity to people from targeted African countries to undertake development-related studies at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.

Federal Government Scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduate, Masters and PhD (Bilateral Educational Agreement)

The Federal Scholarship Board by the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria every year offers the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study Overseas.

International Ibsen Scholarships in Norway.

The International Ibsen Scholarships were initiated in 2007 by the Norwegian government and handed out for the first time in 2008. Scholarships are awarded innovative projects in the field of drama and performing arts and projects that act as incentives for critical discourse in regards to existential and society-related subject matters concerning Henrik Ibsen.

Romanian Government Scholarships for International Students 

The Romanian Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers Scholarships  to foreign citizens to study for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral Degrees. Citizens of non EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence) are eligible to apply. Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements.

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Fully-funded Scholarships for International Students

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to offer PhD training to be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NUS or NTU.

335 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships – SISS is the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI). The Scholarships target highly-qualified students and are awarded for studies in Sweden starting in an autumn semester. The scholarships are intended for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees.

Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South African Students

The Swedish Government offers exclusive scholarships to South African citizens. We are now looking for talented and ambitious scholars that want to attend a Master’s Programme at a Swedish university. Everything from living expenses to tuition fee will be included in the scholarship.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foriegn Students

The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers:

University scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology, as well as Universities of Applied Sciences)

Arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts, only for a limited number of countries).

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognised institution.

Shanghai Government Scholarship for Bachelors, Masters and PhD International Students

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.

Taiwan Government Scholarships for International Students

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) offers Higher Education Scholarship Program to study for Undergraduate (4 years), Masters (2 years) and PhD (4 years) Degrees at renowned partner universities in Taiwan

TÜBİTAK International Fellowships for PhD and Post-Doctoral Study in Turkey

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international highly qualified PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey in certain fields. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and technological collaboration with countries of the prospective researchers. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the potential to contribute significantly to Turkey’s goal of international cooperation in scientific and technological development.

IRENA Scholarship Programme by the Government of UAE for International Students

In an effort to promote talented academics, and with the generous support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, IRENA is awarding up to 20 scholarships at Abu Dhabi based MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology. The Programme extends to the eight Master of Science Programmes offered at MASDAR Institute.

Fully-Funded 1,500 Chevening Scholarships in UK for Developing Countries Now Open 

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a 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. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

Now Open: Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for Study in UK Universities

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, set up by the Department for International Development (DFID) in 1986, represent a unique partnership between the United Kingdom government and UK universities. To date, more than 3,500 students from developing Commonwealth countries have been awarded Shared Scholarships. Without these awards they would not otherwise have been able to benefit from UK higher education.

Foreign Fulbright Student Program

The Fulbright Program are full scholarships in USA for international students (including students from African and developing countries) who wants to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree. The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies.  The grant covers tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. Application is encouraged from masters and PhD studies in fields including interdisciplinary ones except medical degree program or clinical medical research.

Norway Quota Scholarship Scheme for 800 Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students from Developing Countries

The main objective of the Quota Scheme is to contribute to capacity building through education that will benefit the home country of the students when they return. The Scheme is also intended to strengthen relations between Norway and the selected countries and thus contribute to internationalization at Norwegian institutions of higher education. Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme.

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