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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.

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: 3rd November

  1. African Union (Pan African University) Masters & PhD Scholarships for African Students

Young, qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora are invited to apply for scholarships to join Masters or PhD degree programmes at any of the following four PAU institutes listed. 

Deadline: 5th October

  1. Germany: DAAD Leadership for Africa Scholarship Programme for African Masters Students (Fully-funded)

The DAAD has launched its new scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” with funding from the German Foreign Office. 

Deadline: 16th October 

  1. DAAD MIPLC Scholarships 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.”

Deadline: 15th October 

  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.

Deadline: 3rd December

Masters Scholarships for international students
  1. Government of Ireland Research Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD (either traditional or structured), in any discipline, at eligible higher education institutions in Ireland. 

Deadline: 22nd October 

  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.

Deadline: 15th October 

  1. McGill University Canada MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for African Students

The McGill University, Canada is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MFSP) to offer Masters Scholarships to eligible African students 

Deadline: 31st January 

  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 

  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.

Deadline: Varies by countries, generally 30th November

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