International Scholarships

Before you apply for international scholarships in 2021, there are basic things you should know. This includes what an international scholarship means, the eligibility criteria, and the expected requirements during the period of support. 

An International scholarship is an award of financial aid for an international student to further their education at a private or public post-secondary college, university, or other academic institution

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for international Scholarships are based upon various criteria, such as academic merit, athletic skill, diversity and inclusion, financial need, among others. Or some combination of these criteria. Scholarship criteria usually reflect the goals and values of the founder or donor of the award. Scholarship recipients are not expected to repay scholarships. 

Requirements

International scholarship awards may require that the recipient continue to meet certain requirements during their period of support. These requirements include; maintaining a minimum grade point average, engaging in a certain activity (e.g., playing on a school sports team for athletic scholarship holders, or serving as a teaching assistant for some graduate scholarships). International Scholarships may provide a monetary award, an in-kind award such as waiving of tuition fees, taking care of travel expenses, and fees for housing in a dormitory or accommodation. 

List of International scholarships in 2021

1. Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students in 2021

These Fully Funded Scholarships for international students cover all of a student’s educational fees, as well as a monthly stipend to assist students who are studying abroad, as well as airplane tickets, health insurance, and conference attendance costs.

  • Scholarship award: Yearly
  • Status; Ongoing
  • Types: Commonwealth Scholarships, Chevening Scholarships 2021-2022, Erasmus Mundus Scholarships 2021-2022, and DAAD scholarships 2021-2022

2. MSc Merit-Based International Scholarships in Ireland, 2021

The MSc Merit-Based International Scholarships offered by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School give you the opportunity to study in Ireland. The scholarships are open for all international students for the academic year 2021-2022.

The scholarships are offered to self-sponsored candidates, who have been offered a place in the full-time MSc program at UCD Smurf School in Ireland.

  • Eligibility: Candidates must hold an offer of a place on an MSc program in the Smurfit School.
  • Fields of study: The scholarships are available to pursue all the master’s degree programs except for MSc in Biotechnology and Business, MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business, and MSc in International Law and Business. 

3. University of Turin International Scholarships in Italy, 2021

There’s a total of 15 numbers of awards, and each aid amounts to 9,000 Euros per year, gross of all charges in order to support deserving students for enrollment, accommodation, and living costs.

  • Three scholarships for overseas students with Mexican citizenship
  • Three awards for overseas students with Japanese citizenship
  • Four awards for overseas students with one of the following nationalities: Algeria, Cameroon, Gabon; Mali, Morocco, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia
  • Five scholarships for overseas students with any other citizenship are different from those listed above.

4. New Zealand Postgraduate International Scholarships 2021

The New Zealand Government offers full tertiary scholarships for eligible international students to study full-time at a New Zealand education institution or a Pacific university.

  • Host Institution(s):
  • Eligible New Zealand universities and institutes of technology.
  • Levels/Fields of study:
  • Renewable energy, agriculture development, disaster risk management, private sector development, public sector development).
  • Target group:
  • The scholarships are open to citizens of selected countries in the Pacific, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean as well as Commonwealth countries.
  • Scholarship value/inclusions:
  • The scholarships include full tuition fees, a living allowance (NZ$491 per week), an establishment allowance (NZ$3000), medical insurance when you are in New Zealand, travel to and from your own country and New Zealand at the start and end of your scholarship, travel insurance, travel home during your scholarship (one or two trips home are allowed, depending on the length of your scholarship), and help with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students.

5. University of Sydney International Scholarships 2021 (USydIS) Australia

The University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS) is funded by the University of Sydney and provides tuition fees offset and stipend to high-quality international postgraduate students who wish to enroll in or are currently enrolled in a research degree at the University.

  • Level of study: Masters/Ph.D. Degree
  • Host Institution(s): the University of Sydney in Australia
  • Target group: International students
  • Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: For 2021 awards, the scholarship is valued at $35,000 per annum. The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for Ph.D. students.

6. UWA Global Excellence International Scholarships 2021

The University of Western Australia is providing an opportunity to apply for the UWA Global Excellence International Scholarships. The scholarship is open for studying the undergraduate and postgraduate degree coursework in session 2021-2022.

The University offers this significant scholarship to high-achieving students from selected countries, who want to complete their studies in Australia.

7. University of Colorado Boulder International Scholarships 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder International Scholarships 2021 is available for scholars all around the world. The institution is one of the sought after research institutions worldwide

Level of study: Undergraduate, Masters, and doctorate degrees

8. DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate International Scholarships 2021

DAAD is now offering Development-Related Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students in Germany. The studentship is open to graduates from all around the world.

The scholarships offer foreign graduates a chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German University. DAAD promotes the training of specialists from developed and newly industrialized countries.

  • Level of study: Masters/Ph.D. Degree
  • Host Institution(s): University in Germany
  • Target group: International students

9. Cambridge International Scholarships 2021/2022

The scholarship includes Cambridge Trust Scholarship, Cambridge International Scholarship scheme, Cambridge scholarships for international students, Vice-chancellor’s Awards & Cambridge International Scholarships.

  • Level of study: Masters/Ph.D. Degree
  • Host Institution(s): Cambridge university
  • Target group: International students

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