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MORE THAN 500 FRENCH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MERITORIOUS INDIAN STUDENTS

Every year, the French Embassy in India along with French companies and institutions award scholarships to more than 500 meritorious young Indian students who wish to pursue their higher education in France at a public or private institution.

These scholarships are available for graduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and other levels of study in a number of subject areas.

Indian applicants with outstanding academic records have a number of funding options for their studies in France.

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Campus Bourses is an online search engine that provides information on the scholarships offered to international students by the States (French and foreign), regional authorities, companies, foundations and institutes of higher education.

Log on to CAMPUS BOURSES to search for scholarships by nationality, field and level of studies and find the assistance that corresponds to your profile.

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The French Foreign Ministry awards many  different scholarships to foreign students .  25% of these scholarships are directly financed by the Ministry in the framework of   Eiffel   (for Master's or Doctoral level studies) or  Major  programmes (for the best foreign students who have graduated from French high schools abroad). More than 100 other scholarship programmes are offered by the French institutions (including programs for PhD and post-doctoral level).

  THE FRANCE EXCELLENCE CHARPAK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The French government scholarship programme in India is called Charpak and is run by the Embassy of France in India. The programme is named after  Georges Charpak  (1924 - 2010). He was a French physicist and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992.

The Charpak scholarship program offers four types of funding for Bachelor's and Master's level studies

  • Bachelo r’s Degree Programmes
  • Master’s Degree Programmes
  • Research Internships
  • Exchange programmes

RAMAN CH ARPAK FELLOWSHIP (PhD)

The Embassy of France in India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Government of India and Ministry for Europe & Foreign Affairs, Government of France award the Raman - Charpak Fellowship. It aims to provide Indian and French students an opportunity to carry out part of their research work in a University / Research & Development Institute based in France or India respectively. Indian and French citizens residing in India or France, respectively, registered for a PhD in a recognized university/institution in their respective countries can apply.

BOURSES POUR ÉTUDES RELIGIEUSES

Le programme de bourses d’études est ouvert aux étudiants francophones (minimum niveau B2 en français) qui peuvent à la fois être de futurs cadres religieux amenés à exercer des responsabilités au sein d’une institution religieuse et des étudiants ayant un projet d’étude en sciences humaines lié directement et de façon évidente aux sciences religieuses.

Les matières pertinentes relèvent de l’histoire, la philosophie, la sociologie, la théologie et les niveaux visés sont en priorité le master et le doctorat. En fonction de la qualité des dossiers, les candidatures de niveau licence pourront être examinées.

Toutes les religions sans exclusive sont concernées.  

FRENCH+SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIPS

French+Sciences is a short-term language and scientific study program, intended for international university students majoring in science and technology.

The programme provides stays of three to four weeks that are organized by FLE Centers in France. The goal of the program is Introduce young International students to the quality and excellence of French research establishments, its training courses etc. AND provide an opportunity for cultural and linguistic immersion.

EIFFEL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE

The Eiffel Scholarship is offered by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and International Development through Campus France Paris to the best international students. The University/Institution applies on behalf of the student for the scholarship. the scholarship programme is applicable only for Master’s and PhD studies. The awardees receive 1,181 euros (master degree) and 1,400 euros (PhD) per month, plus additional allowance for life expenditures.

MAKE OUR PLANET GREAT AGAIN (MOPGA)

The MOPGA scholarship is offered by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) to international students who wish to pursue a master degree program at a French institution in specific fields of study. The scholarship is offered at master's degree level to Indian applicants.

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and La Fémis have annually joined together to offer a summer program aimed at foreign film and television students, along with young film industry professionals, who wish to develop their practical and theoretical knowledge of documentary filmmaking in France. The summer university program runs for 9 weeks of intensive classes 5 days per week. It takes a maximum of 15 students from different countries: North Africa, Africa, Chili, Russia, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt..

The Embassy of France in India offers a scholarship for 2 months to an Indian student to attend this summer residency programme in France. The awardee is provided with a monthly stipend, return ticket to France, medical insurance coverage etc.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

The French Institute in India, Embassy of France offers scholarships to French language teachers teaching in Indian schools and universities. These scholarships aim to provide the teachers an opportunity to improve and update the teaching methodologies for teaching French as a foreign language in Indian context. For information, contact [email protected]

THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

Erasmus +  is a European Union programme that supports education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus Mundus joint Master's offer is a study programme that awards scholarships to the world's best students  for one or two years, regardless of their field of studies. To receive one, these students must take their master's programme in at least two countries participating in the programme. Several French institutes of higher education offer joint Master's programmes.

In the framework of bilateral agreements between institutes of higher education,  Erasmus+ also offers mobility scholarships from and to   France.  They cover living and accommodation costs. Find out more from the institute you are enrolled in.

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About the Franco Indian Education Trust

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Franco- Indian Education Trust   is a joint initiative of the Embassy of France in India and Mr. Prashant K Lahoti, Managing Trustee of Krishnakriti Foundation and co- founder of Kalakriti India. It supports mobility of students, faculty, researchers and young professionals from India to France and vice versa. The students are given access to training or academic programmes through grants, scholarships and fellowships.

The Trust is currently running the following scholarship programs-

LEGRAND EMPOWERING SCHOLARSHIP

Group Legrand India, in association with the Franco-Indian Education Trust and support from French Embassy in India, launched the Legrand Empowering Scholarship program in May 2018. Through the scholarship program, Legrand aims to promote quality education to the Indian students to pursue their higher studies in France in the field of Engineering, Management, Science, Finance and Social Sciences.

AMBA DAMIA SCHOLARSHIP

Designed for Indian women aspiring to pursue higher studies in Music, Theatre, Sports, Arts, Sculpture, Cinema, Ballet, Opera, Painting, Photography and Oenology in France.

The following scholarship programs have now been discontinued

BAHMAN SAMANDARI SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is offered   by Mrs. Christine and Mr. Kazem Samandari, co-founders of L’Opéra to celebrate the memory of Mr. Bahman Samandari who dedicated his life to the promotion of peace and understanding among the people and higher academic learning.

It is designed for an Indian student or professional aspiring to pursue higher studies in Culinary Studies in France.

SHIKHAR THALES SCHOLARSHIP

Thales India Pvt Ltd has established the Shikhar Thales scholarship program. Through the scholarship program, it aims to enable meritorious students, belonging to not so affluent financial background, to pursue a master’s programme in the field of engineering (Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, Communication and Control Systems) at one of the French higher education institutions

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Co-financed scholarships

The French Embassy in India promotes co-financed/joint scholarship schemes with private and public, industrial or academic partners at various levels and in different fields of study such as arts, engineering, management etc. The selected students receive the status of French government scholarship holder and benefits such as social security, visa fee exemption along with a waiver on tuition fees offered by the French institutions.

Existing co-financed scholarships:

SCIENCES PO - Founded in 1872 Sciences Po Paris is an international research university ranked among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

THE NEEMRANA MUSIC FOUNDATION in New Delhi and the Embassy of France in India offer two scholarships in the field of Western Classical Music for singers and musicians. The scholarships are offered for 11 months (renewable for the second year) and the selected candidates are trained in prestigious French music schools.

PARISTECH   ParisTech is a public scientific cooperation institution which comprises of 7 Grandes Écoles based in the Greater Paris area, each of which is a leader in its field. AgroParisTech l Arts et Métiers Sciences et Technologies l Chimie ParisTech - PSL l École des Ponts ParisTech l ESPCI Paris - PSL l Institut d'Optique Graduate School l MINES Paris - PSL

These institutions offer an exceptional cross-disciplinary teaching and research opportunity for students, researchers, and all of the partners.

EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL - EDHEC Business School offers France's largest choice of English-language master programmes in finance & business.

RENNES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Rennes School of Business, located in the heart of Brittany with a determinedly international orientation, aims to transmit its commitment to entrepreneurship and to sustainable development to current and future business leaders. Its teaching and research, firmly based on the notions of discovery, understanding, diversity and responsibility, are designed to prepare managers and entrepreneurs for globalization.

ENS de LYON ENS de Lyon is an elite French public higher education institution that trains professors, researchers in the academic system through fundamental research. It is part of the   Université de Lyon   and supports quality research and encourages interdisciplinary studies to foster a better understanding of complex contemporary issues. ENS de Lyon is home to numerous research laboratories in the fields of exact sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

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In addition to French government, Franco-Indian Education Trust and Co-financed scholarships, students may apply for scholarships offered by French higher education institutions

Our partner institutions :

  • Emile-Boutmy scholarship by Sciences Po

Named after the founder of Sciences Po, the prestigious institution offers Emile-Boutmy scholarship to international students whose profiles match the admissions priorities and individual course requirements. The scholarship is offered at both Bachelor's and Master's degree level and covers a tuition grant that can vary between 3000 € to 13000 € depending on the year of the study programme.

  • EM Normandie

Short for École de Management de Normandie, is a prestigious French business school with a rich history dating back to 1871. Accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA, EM Normandie is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and internationalization. This makes the Business School part of the top 1% of Schools with such accreditations globally! The school’s MIM Program also ranks among the top 65 MIM’s in the world according to the FT Rankings. The school is also recognized for its commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation. EM Normandie encourages students to think creatively, fostering an entrepreneurial mindset. Various initiatives and incubators support students in developing and launching their business ideas. The school's dedication to corporate connections and a strong alumni network further enhances the opportunities available to its graduates in the global business landscape. Overall, EM Normandie stands out as a leading institution that prepares students for successful careers in the dynamic and competitive world of business.

  • Rennes Business school

Rennes School of Business offers a wide range of scholarships : Talent, Unframed, Bienvenue en France, solidarity Fund etc, to promote academic excellence as well as GRP profiles. The scholarships are open to all applicants admitted to the school and to the students already enrolled in one of the school’s programmes. The scholarship is offered at the Bachelor's and Master's degree level and covers a tuition grant that can vary between 1000 € to 5000 € .

  • ISAE SUPAERO-MBDA

ISAE SUPAERO is one of the world's leading institutes in aeronautics, located in Toulouse (South-East of France) and MBDA is a major European defence company. The company MBDA offers 8 fellowships for Indian applicants for ISAE AMA and AESS master's programs. This fellowship covers tuition fees and part of living expenses (5000 €/year).

  • EDHEC Business School

EDHEC Business School is one of the fifty Business Schools worldwide to hold the Triple Crown of international accreditations – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA offering consistently top ranked English-taught Masters programs in Business Management and Finance. EDHEC Academic Excellence Scholarship offers high-potential candidates up to 50% reduction on their tuition fees. The scholarship supports high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, impressive experience and extracurricular activities.

  • Ampere Scholarships by ENS de Lyon

ENS de Lyon is an elite French public higher education institution that trains professors, researchers in the academic system through fundamental research.   The students enrolled in one of the master’s programmes offered by ENS Lyon   (except FEADéP Master's programs) can apply for the ampere excellence scholarship allowing them to receive a month stipend of 1000 euros and additional benefits.

A few examples of scholarships offered by other French Higher Education Institutions:

  • Université de Lyon Labex MILYON

The Labex MILYON offers scholarships for Bachelor's degree or Master's degree on academic criteria to international students wishing to join one of the courses offered by the institutions of the University of Lyon that the labex supports. The scholarship covers a monthly stipend of 1,000 € and is offered for a duration of 10 months (September to June).

  • ENS Paris Saclay

École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay offers scholarships to international students planning to pursue a Master’s degree or carry out PhD research work at one of the ENS Paris-Saclay laboratories. The scholarship programme is also open to students in their last year of Bachelor to PhD, enrolled in a university abroad to carry out a research stay.

  • Universite Paris Saclay IDEX Scholarship

Universite Paris Saclay offer IDEX scholarship to international students enrolled in a Master’s programme offered by the university or its member institutions. The scholarships are offered for a duration of 1 or 2 years depending on the admission level (M1 or M2) and for a period of 10 consecutive months (September to June) . The amount of the Université Paris-Saclay scholarship is 10,000€ per year and a maximum of 1,000€ for travel and visa expenses can also be awarded depending on the candidate’s country of origin.

  • Université de La Réunion - Horizon Excellence scholarships

The University of La Réunion (UR) offers scholarships to study for a Master 2 and obtain the Master degree in 5 fields - Science and Technology; Human and Environmental Sciences; Law, Economics and Management; Humanities; Health. The scholarship covers a monthly stipend of 710€ for 10 months (mid-August to mid-June). Candidates must have a minimum level of B2 in French at the time of application.

  • Université Aix-Marseille - TIGER Scholarships

The TIGER Master Excellence Scholarships are awarded by Aix-Marseille University to Master's level students enrolled in courses in following fields - Environmental and Earth Sciences, Life and Health Sciences, Advanced Science and Technology, Energy and Humanities and Social Sciences. These excellence scholarships cover: 10,000€/year renewable up to 2 years (provided criteria for renewal are met) guaranteed residence accommodation and installation support upon arrival in France.

  • Université Sorbonne Paris Nord - Excellence scholarships of the Graduate School in Mathematics & Computer Science

The Graduate School in Mathematics & Computer Science of the Sorbonne Paris Nord University (PNGS-M&CS) awards grants for Master studies in mathematics and computer science.  The awardees receive a monthly grant up to 1000€ at maximum: 600€/month + a housing complement of 400€/month upon justification (rental lease). International students have preferred access to student housing facilities (CROUS), and are reimbursed a return trip from their home country to Paris (economic fares only).

  • Université Grenoble Alpes - IDEX Université Master Scholarships

The IDEX Université Grenoble Alpes Master Scholarships is open to international students who apply to one of the Masters offered by the following higher education & research institutions: ENSAG (Architecture school), Grenoble INP - UGA, Sciences Po Grenoble (politics), and Université Grenoble Alpes. The selected students receive 8000 € per academic year and 5000 euros in case one of the two semesters of a given year is dedicated to a funded internship.

  • IMT Atlantique Excellence scholarships for the MSc in Project Management for Environmental & Energy Engineering (PM3E) & MSc in Nuclear Engineering (NE)

The MSc in Project Management for Environmental & Energy Engineering (PM3E) and MSc in Nuclear Engineering (NE) are entirely taught in English. The amount of the scholarship varies from 3,000€ to 14,250€ (depending on the Excellence of the applicant) and is awarded as a tuition fee waiver on the total tuition fee for the MSc program.

  • Université de Paris - MIEM Scholarship program

Funded by the IDEX Université de Paris (UP), the MIEM scholarship program aims at increasing the international Masters offers. Through the MIEM program, the Université de Paris has the opportunity and the means to train tomorrow top level-scientists. The scholarship amount varies from 8000 € to 10000 € per academic year.

  • Université Côte d'Azur - IDEX Scholarships for MSC Programs

Université Côte d'Azur has recently developed state-accredited international MSc programs run entirely in English. These MSc programs fall under 5 broad areas: business, data science, education, environmental and natural science. Each year Université Côte d'Azur awards 10 IDEX grants to the best candidates. The recipients of these grants of excellence are exempt from tuition fees and receive a stipend of 5000 euros.

  • Toulouse INP - Master Scholarship program

The Toulouse INP Master Scholarships program is open to international students who apply to one of the 9 Masters of Science offered by Toulouse INP, Institute of Engineering, on a merit basis. The selected students receive a waiver of upto 3500 € on the tuition fee per academic year.

  • Centrale Nantes - Elite Scholarship

Centrale Nantes offers Elite scholarships to non-European students accepted into the first year of one of the Master's programmes at Centrale Nantes in the following fields of study - Chemistry; Environment; Computer Science; Mathematics; Physical Sciences; Engineering. The scholarship covers a part of tuition fee (up to a total of €3,000) for the two years and is directly applied to the tuition fee structure of the student in case of acceptance.

Find out about more scholarships offered by French public & private institutions, organizations or associations by logging on to Campus Bourses .

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Here are some scholarships that Indian government is offering for higher education abroad, if you intend to study in France. These scholarships pay housing or travel costs during the course of the study programme or offer education loans to students in a variety of areas

THE JN TATA ENDOWMENT – HIGHER EDUCATION OF INDIANS 

The JN Tata Endowment Scholarship provides Indian nationals with loan scholarships for higher education abroad. These scholarships are available based on individual merit and for a wide range of academic disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, engineering, management, law, and the performing and visual arts.

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AGA KHAN FOUNDATION - INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME (ISP)

The ISP aims to assist talented and meritorious students who lack other financial support in pursuing full-time postgraduate study at respectable higher education institutions in Portugal, France, the United Kingdom, Canada , and the United States.

INLAKS SCHOLARSHIP

The Inlaks scholarships is offered by the Inlak Shivdasani Foundation to students enrolled in Masters, M.Phil., or Ph.D. programmes in the UK, US, or any other nation in Europe. The scholarship is open to a wide range of disciplines, including journalism, theatre, fashion, and architecture. It is a one-time payment for a whole year that covers tuition as well as additional charges like living expenses and travel expenses.

THE LADY MEHERBAI D TATA EDUCATION TRUST

The Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust awards scholarships to Indian women graduates of reputed universities who wish to pursue higher education at a recognized international university. This scholarship applies to Masters-level programs in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States in the different fields of studies such as Sociology; Psychology; Law;  Gender studies; Child health; Mental Health; Public health; Social work etc.

NAROTAM SEKHSARIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship allows meritorious students to pursue postgraduate studies at prestigious institutions in India and abroad in Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Architecture and Management. It grants a loan to its beneficiaries up to INR 20 lakhs, exclusive of interest.

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21 Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students in Europe

Here is a detailed list of fully funded scholarships for international students in Europe. These scholarships comprise of those obtainable in Europe and those obtainable outside Europe but European and probably all international students are eligible to apply for them.

In one of our compiled guides on how to secure scholarships abroad easily , we emphasized the fact that most international and local scholarships demand that applicants are already admitted into a course before they are awarded scholarships, and in that sense, we wrote on universities in Europe without application fees to help international students secure admission for free with which they can pursue scholarships.

You can also take a look at our guide that reveals the cheapest European countries for students who may need to shift interest to cut costs.

Scholarships For International Students In Europe – Fully Funded

Below is a list of scholarships for international students in Europe and also scholarships for both European and international students to study either in Europe or abroad. Note that these scholarships listed cover both scholarships for international students to study in Europe and scholarships for European and other international students to study in other countries too. They are all fully funded.

  • DAAD Scholarship for Masters and Ph.D. in Germany
  • Finland Government Scholarship
  • University of Canterbury Scholarship in New Zealand
  • Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)
  • International Scholarship for Women in the USA
  • Fullbright Foreign Student Program in the USA
  • British Chevening Scholarships
  • The University of Sussex Postgraduate Scholarship in England
  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Students in Switzerland
  • University of Oxford Clarendon scholarships in the UK
  • Adelaide Scholarships International in Australia
  • University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarship in the Netherlands
  • Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto Canada
  • Danish Government Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students  (Denmark)
  • Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)
  • VLIR-UOS Scholarship Awards (Belgium)
  • Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
  • Developing Solutions Scholarships at the University of Nottingham (UK)
  • Erik Bleumink Scholarships at the University of Groningen (Netherlands)
  •  ETH Excellence Scholarships (Switzerland)
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)

1. DAAD Scholarship for Masters and Ph.D. in Germany

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) or German Academic Exchange Service, is a German academic support organization that funds international students to study in Europe.

The DAAD Scholarship is one of the best scholarships for international students in Europe currently and it has been there for quite a long time now.

This organization offers fully-funded scholarships to study for a Ph.D. or Master’s Degree from one of the prestigious universities in Germany. Before you apply, you must have a BSc. Degree on a proper four-year course and also possess two years or more of work experience after the degree.

The scholarship details are as follows;

  • Duration: 1-3 years
  • Scholarship application status: still open
  • Coverage of medical insurance and travel allowance
  • Document for employment confirmation will be required
  • 2 recommendation letters will also be required

The available courses for the DAAD Scholarship are;

  • Mathematics
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Agricultural and Forest Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Media studies
  • Engineering and Related Sciences
  • Political Economics Sciences
  • Medicine and Public Health
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Education and Law Apply Now

2. Finland Government Scholarship

This is a fully-funded scholarship provided by the Finnish government for international students in both Undergraduate and Master’s degrees to study in universities in Finland and it is open to students from anywhere in the world including Europe.

This is one of the most popular scholarships for international students in Europe covering up to full academic expenses.

All universities and universities of applied sciences have Finland scholarship opportunities for international students who want to study in Europe. Other Details of the Finland Government Scholarship for European and International Students are;

  • Duration: 2-4 years
  • Scholarship application status: Ended
  • Degree: Bachelor, Master degree
  • Financial coverage: Partially and Fully funded

Eligible Courses for the Finland Government Scholarship are;

  • Agricultural sciences(forestry, fisheries)
  • Health and Welfare Sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Veterinary Science
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Humanities Apply Now

3. University of Canterbury Scholarship

The University of Canterbury offers scholarship opportunities to international students who want to study in Europe. The scholarship is open to every nationality except New Zealand and Australian citizens who are not eligible.

The university offers international students fully-funded bachelor’s degree scholarships every year to all academic fields available in the university. Other Details of the University of Canterbury Scholarship are;

  • Scholarship application status: Ongoing
  • Deadline: October yearly
  • Degree: Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Financial coverage: Fully funded

Courses Eligible for the University of Canterbury Scholarship are;

  • Business management
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Human development Apply Now

4. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)

The SI Scholarship for Global Professionals is an academic scholarship provided for full-time, one- or two-year, master’s studies in Sweden. The scholarship covers a wide range of study fields and over 700 of the 1000 English-taught master’s programs in Sweden.

Through the scholarship, the Swedish Institute (SI) aims to develop a network of future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and drive the development of their home countries forward. The scholarship is open for applications once every year, for master’s studies beginning in the autumn semester. In order to apply you must: 

  • Be a citizen of one of the 41 countries that is eligible for the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals; 
  • Apply for a master’s program that is eligible for the SI scholarship;  
  • Be liable to pay tuition fees at University Admissions;  
  • Have demonstrated work experience; 
  • Have demonstrated leadership experience from a current or previous employer, or from civil society engagement.  About 700 English-taught master’s programs are eligible for the SI scholarship for Global Professionals, covering programs in the fields of humanities, agricultural science, medicine and public health, natural science, social science, and technology.   

5. International Scholarship for Women in the USA

Application for this scholarship is currently open, so go ahead and apply for it. It is a fully-funded scholarship open to every female student in Europe and around the world except Iran and she can apply in all academic fields of any university in the USA.

The admission will come in two batches and the deadline for selecting the first batch is April 20 th yearly while the deadline for the second batch is June 30th annually. Other details of the Scholarship are as follows;

  • Degree type: Bsc., Ph.D., and Master
  • Duration: 1-4 years depending on degree type and selected course
  • Scholarship application status: ongoing

You can apply in all academic fields of any university in the USA but you would need to submit an offer letter from the university before the deadline.

6. Fullbright foreign student program in the USA

This is a scholarship program for international students and it is open to students from all over the world to apply. If you are an international student who wants to pursue a master’s or Ph.D. degree, you could apply for this scholarship grant.

This one exactly isn’t for students who want to study in Europe but for European and international students who want to study in the USA.

This grant covers everything from tuition, living expenses, health insurance, etc. It is a fully-funded financial aid that will cover the study duration. You can choose any course/major offered by your preferred university in the USA.

7. British Chevening Scholarships

This is a scholarship grant specially awarded to students with leadership potential, by the UK government, to pursue a master’s degree program of their choice. It is a fully-funded grant and scholars may choose any field/major of their choice offered by their preferred university.

8. The University of Sussex postgraduate scholarship in England

Application for this fully funded scholarship is ongoing for students who want to pursue a master’s degree or postgraduate. Everyone from all over the world can participate even its citizens just be fast on the application as the deadline draws nigh.

You can go for any major offered by the University of Sussex and the financial coverage will cover your tuition, living expenses, and health insurance.

9. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship in Switzerland

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS). The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

The research scholarship (research fellowship, PhD, Postdoc) is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree is the minimum qualification required) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at the doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial arts master’s degree in Switzerland. Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

10. University of Oxford Clarendon Scholarships in the UK

This is a fully-funded scholarship scheme awarded to about 140 scholars yearly by the Clarendon Scholarship Fund. This scholarship seems to be special as it is awarded to applicants on the basis of excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at the graduate level.

The fund covers tuition fees, living expenses, and health insurance and it is currently ongoing for application.

11. Adelaide Scholarships International in Australia

This a fully-funded grant open to every nationality and it is a scholarship scheme invented by Adelaide Scholarships International to attract high-quality students to boost the research efforts at the University of Adelaide. The grant covers yearly living allowance, health insurance, and tuition fees.

12. University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarship in the Netherlands

This is a scholarship by the UM to attract high-potential scholars from all over the world to pursue a master’s degree at the UM. The fund covers living allowance, health insurance, and tuition fees.

13. Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto Canada

This is a scholarship program at the University of Toronto awarded to international students who show special academic achievement and creativity and who are seen as leaders within their school. The fund will cover tuition fees, incidental fees, books, and living expenses for up to four years.

14. Danish Government Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students  (Denmark)

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) offers a limited number of tuition waivers and grants through the Danish Government Scholarship program. The scholarships are competitive and offered to highly talented students with outstanding academic records from non-EU/EEU countries. All non-EU/EEA applicants offered admission will automatically be considered for the scholarship. The Danish Government Scholarship is granted as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or as an amount covering basic living costs.

15. Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enroll in their master’s and Ph.D. programs.

It gives opportunities to the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applicants from foreign countries up to 25 years old at the master’s level, and applicants up to 30 years old at PhD level.

16. VLIR-UOS Scholarship Awards (Belgium)

They award scholarships to students and professionals from Africa, Asia, or Latin America to study in Flanders, as well as travel grants to Flemish/European students to do fieldwork/internships in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. They award scholarships to applicants from 29 eligible countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to attend one of the 15 master’s programs taught in English at one or more Flemish universities. VLIR-UOS provides an annual intake of 10 new first-year scholarships for each ICP

17. Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)

The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship is an award available to outstanding students from outside Europe. The value of the award is 25,000 Euro per annum for a maximum of 2 years. The purpose is to provide excellent students with the opportunity to complete a Master’s degree at the University of Amsterdam. There is no set number of scholarships to be awarded under this program. Students must be in the top 10% of their class and must be eligible for a Master’s course at the University of Amsterdam. Students must be based outside the EU.

18. Developing Solutions Scholarships at the University of Nottingham (UK)

Developing Solutions is the University of Nottingham (UK) flagship master’s scholarship, founded in 2001, for students from African, South Asian, and other selected Commonwealth countries. This scholarship program is designed for international students who want to make a difference in the development of key economic, environmental, structural, social, or political structures in their home country.

The University of Nottingham offers scholarships covering 50% or 100% of full-time master’s tuition fees. These one-year scholarships are available to support innovative and passionate students who can successfully demonstrate their ingenuity in developing solutions that will impact their home countries and incite change.

19. Erik Bleumink Scholarships at the University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Provided by the University of Groningen, this grant is awarded for a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree program. The grant covers tuition fees, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance. A considerable number of students apply for this scholarship each year, whereas the University can issue only a limited number of grants.

20. ETH Excellence Scholarships (Switzerland)

ETH Zurich supports outstanding students who wish to pursue Master’s degree studies by offering scholarship and opportunity program. The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) supports students with a scholarship, mentorship, and a network of the ETH Foundation. The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during the Master’s degree course. The scholarship consists of a scholarship covering living and study expenses (CHF 12’000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. ESOP is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s program (three or four semesters). This also applies to the tuition fee waiver. Only ETH Bachelor students may start the ESOP with a leave of absence.

21. Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program was established in October 2000 by a historic donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge. The first class of scholars came into residence in October 2001. Since then, the Trust has awarded over 2,000 scholarships to scholars from more than 100 countries.

Each year Gates Cambridge offers c.80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.

More About Scholarships for International Students in Europe

Scholarships have helped a lot of students achieve their academic goals in life as well as pushed them up the professional ladder, especially, fully-funded scholarships.

Fully funded scholarships are sometimes different from full-tuition scholarships because while full-tuition scholarships ensure payment of only tuition fees in some cases, fully-funded scholarships cover tuition fees, housing, feeding, medicals, flight from applicant country to host country, and in many cases, it also pays the beneficiaries stipends for personal upkeep.

Here at Study Abroad Nations , we’ve helped over 300,000 students discover and apply for scholarships and today, we will be adding to the numbers through this novel guide on how to secure fully-funded European scholarships for international students.

What is a scholarship?

A scholarship is a grant or payment awarded to a student in other to help them further their education and it can be awarded on the basis of academic achievement or other achievements.

You may begin to wonder, how does one get a scholarship opportunity? or what are the ways one can get a scholarship? Good thing I have done a lot of research on this matter and I have valid answers to your questions.

How International Students Can Apply for Scholarships to Study in Europe Successfully

As an international student who wants to study in Europe with a fully-funded scholarship or maybe at least with a full-tuition scholarship, you have to put the following factors into consideration

1. Begin early research

It is advisable to start researching early for scholarships as gathering information on time will help you know how to go about it. Here, we help you with this by publishing scholarship opportunities daily and you can also sign up for our free scholarship updates so we can send you a compilation of available scholarships daily.

You can also join our study abroad and scholarship telegram group to chat with other international students and get updates on available scholarships. If you follow us on twitter , you will be the first to learn about our scholarship updates because we tweet them immediately after they are published.

Time is really necessary when applying for scholarships, the earlier you submit your applications the better for you, all in all, just try to meet the deadline of any scholarship you are applying to.

Aside from meeting deadlines, we advise you to apply earlier, especially for fully funded scholarships because the competition is always very high here coupled with the fact that a lot of international students are routing for Europe and a majority of them are searching for scholarship opportunities just like you.

2. Sign up for a scholarship search

You can use our free scholarship search engine here to search for available scholarships in any country and for any program. You can also click here directly for scholarships in Europe .

Searching for scholarships is also a way of discovering new scholarships to apply for.

Registering for a scholarship search will help you find scholarships that match your interest, skills, and activities and you could set up customized notifications to alert you when fully funded scholarships in Europe that match your profile becomes available.

3. Let people close to you know about your search for a scholarship

Discuss it with your school counselor, teachers, parents, and others. Scholarships are opportunities and they may pop up from anywhere, so it is advisable to talk about it to the people around you just in case an opportunity comes up.

In our international social groups on WhatsApp, Facebook, and Telegram, you can meet international and domestic students in Europe who could help you to actualize your dreams of studying abroad with a scholarship.

4. Ensure you make the right application decision always

Applying to a university/college that fits your profile is the best way to win a scholarship.

Most international scholarships require that applicants, first of all, should apply and be offered admission to a certain school before they are considered for scholarships.

In fact, some international scholarships in Europe are awarded directly just by considering a student’s former academic performance without even asking the student to sit for any scholarship exam.

FAQs on Scholarships For International Students In Europe

Can a current college or university student apply for a n european scholarship.

Yes, you can, it is completely open to everyone, whether you are still in college or your final years in high school unless otherwise stated.

Every scholarship publication has application criteria, once you meet these criteria and every other qualification, you can go ahead and apply.

In fact, it is better to start the college scholarship application while you are still in high school, remember, the earlier the better.

How many scholarships can a single person apply for?

There are millions of scholarships out there so go ahead and apply for as much as you can, I have students who apply for up to 5-7 scholarships in a week.

Scholarships are very competitive and the tough will always have it. So never get tired of applying until you finally land one.

Important Scholarship Application Tips

  • Be proactive, that is, keep applying whether you’re in college or not
  • Pay attention to details
  • Be thorough
  • If the application involves scholarship essay writing , do your best.

It doesn’t matter if you are an international student who wants to study in Europe or anywhere in the world the tips and ways of scholarship application I have provided above are the same, follow them diligently and you will definitely succeed.

Conclusion: Scholarships for international students in Europe

For those seeking scholarships for international students in Europe, keeping to these tips will do you every good as winning European scholarships is most times very competitive and you need extra effort to stay ahead of the competition.

So, after all my research I was able to come up with a list of 15 fully funded scholarships for international students in Europe currently and I decided to list and give details of every one of them above.

The main purpose of this article is to bring to your notice some scholarships for international students in Europe, majorly, those that are fully funded to ease you from the financial stress of studying abroad. We went ahead also to list more fully funded international scholarships for European students to study abroad.

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All candidates shortlisted for the next stage of preliminary interview have already been informed. If you haven’t received an email your application has not moved to the next round.

Due to the sheer volume of queries that we experience, please appreciate that we will not be able to engage with individual queries/feedback

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

Since 1976, Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships have been granted to over 480 Indian students to read at top-rated USA, UK, and European institutions in a full-time Masters, MPhil, or Doctoral programme.

We award up to USD 100,000 to cover programme tuition as well as scholars’ living expenses, healthcare, and one-way airfare for the scholar.

The Foundation has joint-scholarship arrangements with Imperial College, London, the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, the University of Cambridge (Cambridge Trust), King’s College London (for PhD. Students*) and Hertie School, Berlin.

The Foundation gives scholarships in a variety of subjects but  DOES NOT   fund the following courses:

  • Business and Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering**
  • Fashion Design
  • Film and Film Animation***
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Indian Studies without Contemporary Relevance
  • Management Studies (i.e. MBA)
  • Medicine, Dentistry, and related therapies
  • Public Health

*Faculties of Social Sciences, Public Policy, Arts & Humanities only. **We consider applications to pursue study in Engineering and Natural Sciences at Imperial College, London. ***We consider applications to pursue Documentary filmmaking. ****We consider applications to pursue study in Western Classical singing.

TERMS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

The maximum funding given by the Foundation is USD 100,000.

If the total funding required to complete the proposed course of study exceeds the above amount, at the time of application candidates must show evidence that they can cover the additional costs on their own with proof of documents.

If successful, applicants are required to report any additional funding sources, to the Foundation when they are received.

Applications made to Imperial College, London, the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, the University of Cambridge (Cambridge Trust), Paris and King’s College London and Hertie School, Berlin will benefit from additional funding through the Foundation’s joint scholarships with these institutions and can exceed the USD 100,000 limit while making an application.

A candidate’s proposed course of study cannot require long duration of fieldtrips to India during the study tenure. Applications made under the King’s College London collaboration covering PHD students in Social Sciences, Public Policy, Arts & Humanities are exempted from this condition.

If the scholarship does not commence within nine months of award, it will be forfeited.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. All Indian passport holders who are resident in India at the time of application born on or after 1 st January 1994 and hold a degree from a recognised university in India. If you are in the final year of graduation and awaiting results, you are eligible to apply.

2. Candidates who hold a good undergraduate degree from a recognised university abroad must have resided continuously, been employed, or have been studying in India for at least two years after their under-graduation are eligible to apply.

3. Required minimum percentage/grade

1. For Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Fine Arts, Architecture and related subjects, candidates must have a minimum academic grade of 65%, CGPA 6.8/10, or GPA 2.6/4 from a recognized university/institution.

2. For Mathematics, Sciences, Environment and related subjects, candidates must have a minimum academic grade of 70%, CGPA 7.2/10, or GPA 2.8/4 from a recognized university/institution.

4. It is essential to have prior admission to the institution and course chosen at the time of the application. The Foundation will not consider candidates without evidence of admission.

5. Candidates who have an English language certification as a conditional part of their offer letter need to attain that certification before applying for the scholarship.

6. Candidates who have received a deferred offer of admission must have a valid offer for the academic year 2024-25 to be eligible for the 2024 scholarships

7. Candidates having a postgraduate qualification (e.g. Master’s or PhD) from an institution abroad are not eligible to apply .

8. Candidates who are already studying or have started their postgraduate education at an institution abroad are not eligible to apply .

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.

1. Please read all the instructions carefully and have all your documents and information ready.

2. The last day to submit your application is till 12:00pm (afternoon) on 22 nd March 2024.

3. Please do not wait till the last day/minute to submit your application.

4. This is a one sitting online application submission. It cannot be saved.

5. Only one submission per candidate will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

6. When you begin to fill your application, make sure you have good internet connectivity and uninterrupted time in hand

7. On starting to fill the form, you will receive a verification code on your email address which needs to be entered in the form so keep your email open.

8. You cannot save your progress while completing the online application and you will not be able to edit the application after submission. Please do not refresh the page at any point.

9. Please take screen shots as you progress through the online application in case you face a technical error while submitting your online application, send an email with a screenshot of the error indication to: [email protected]

10. For any other query please write to [email protected]

11. When you click ‘Submit’ it may take some time for the application to be submitted. Please be patient and do not click any additional buttons or you may lose your work.

12. The Application form comprises 7 sections

1. Personal Information

2. Proposed Programme

3. University Education

4. Work Experience/Projects pursued

5. Statement of Purpose

6. 2 References

7. Declaration

13. Each section has varied number of fields to be filled along with documents to be uploaded

14. Fields marked with ‘*’ and drop downs are mandatory. You will not be allowed to proceed or submit the application without filling these fields

15. Please keep the following documents handy in PDF file format since you will need to upload them at various points in the application under different sections

1. Mandatory

1. Passport – (if expired, continue to upload old passport along with the receipt of application made for a new one as one PDF file document)

2. Updated Resume/Curriculum Vitae

3. Photo (JPEG or PNG)

4. Admission/offer letter. *If you have not received your admission/offer letter by 22 nd March, kindly attach the acknowledgement of your application to the said University in a PDF file format. You can separately email the admission/offer letter to [email protected]   latest by 12pm (afternoon) 31 st March 2024 and we will attach it to your application. However, this will only be accepted if you have submitted your full application form by 22 nd March and not accepted in isolation.

5. Fee Statement

6. Proof of additional funding

7. Degree certificates and marksheets

8. Course related portfolio/links/writing samples

9. Optional and/or if relevant

i. TOEFL/IELTS/GRE score sheets (if relevant to your programme)

ii. Academic distinctions, grant, scholarships, prizes etc if any

iii. Extracurricular attainments if any

16. On format of documents

1. Your photograph must be uploaded in JPG or PNG format and documents must be in PDF format.

2. Once you select your choice of subject, a relevant prompt will appear in the application for you to attach your portfolio/links/writing sample.

Please scroll down to the prompt, select and attach them

1. Applicants for Documentary film, Dance, Theatre, and Music (Western classical-vocal) must paste links to their performances

2. Applicants for Media and Journalism, English Literature must upload their writing samples in PDF file format and / or links.

3. Applicants for Architecture, Fine and Applied art, Urban planning and related subjects must upload their portfolios in PDF file format.

17. All the academic qualifications beginning from your first degree that have been completed/are in progress have to be mentioned at the time of making an application for the scholarship.

18. Eligible Percentage

19. On fees and funding (In case this information is incorrectly filled, the application will be disqualified.)

1. Applicants must indicate the tuition fees and health insurance for the entire duration of their course. For information on the health insurance amounts check with the university for the exact amounts.

2. If you are making an application to read for a PhD programme, please ensure that you mention the fees for all the years of your study.

3. With respect to the fee statement to be uploaded

1. If the tuition fees are mentioned in the offer letter, then highlight the fee and upload the letter in the fee statement section as a PDF File format document.

2. If the tuition fee is not mentioned in the offer letter, then from university website, download the tuition document and highlight the fees of the course you have admission of and upload it as a PDF file format.

4. For proof of additional funding, you may attach one or more of any of the following (as ONE PDF file format only):

1. Personal bank statements

2. Parents/Relative bank statements and/or investment with letter of authority

3. Personal investment documents (no property documents allowed)

4. Approval letter of educational loan

5. If you have already received and/or additional scholarship, please upload a proof of document from the University or scholarship organisation. If you are waiting for results then kindly let us know through email with proof by 10 th April 2024 at [email protected] .

6. Living allowance is ‘auto-calculated’ as per Foundation guidelines. Travel amounts for a one-way ticket will be provided in addition to the tuition, maintenance and health insurance

7. The total support from the Foundation cannot exceed USD 100,000. The Foundation does not give any scholarships for visas, travel and health insurance in isolation.

20. On your references

1. Please inform your referees, that they will receive an email from the Foundation with a link to upload their reference letters; these links are valid for 7 days from the day of application and cannot be extended.

2. For applications made on 22 nd March 2024, the referee link will be valid for seven days post submission till 29 th March 2024.

3. The reference letter must be on a letterhead.

4. For students, 2 academic referees are required, for those working, one of the referees can be a professional one

5. In case the referee cannot find the email, ask them to check their spam folder

21. On submitting the application

1. Confirmation of your submitted application will be emailed to your verified email address.

2. If you encounter an error while submitting your online application, send an email with a screenshot of the error indication to: [email protected]

22. For any other query please write to [email protected]

SELECTION PROCEDURE

An independent, Inlaks Selection Committee is appointed to select successful applications for scholarships.

Applicants are assessed on not only their past and present achievements but also on their future potential. Candidates applying for scholarships in art and design (fine/performing arts) will be primarily assessed on their portfolios.

The selection process consists of three stages: (1) Review of eligible applications (2) Online preliminary interviews with candidates chosen from the review and (3) A final in-person interview with those who succeed in the preliminary interview.

Candidates who do not receive any communication from the Foundation by 19 th April 2024 must assume that their applications have not been successful and not moved to the next round

Due to the sheer volume of queries that we experience, please appreciate that we will not be able to engage with individual queries/feedback.

PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy for Applicants

Published June 30, 2020

The Inlaks India Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy in the course of your participation in the application and selection process for the Award. This Privacy Policy for applicants (“Privacy Policy”) applies to all information and data, including personal data, you share with us or we collect in the course of your application process notwithstanding the outcome of your application. By starting your application, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy. The primary purpose of collecting and processing your data is to ensure that the selection process is fair and balanced, enabling our selectors and interviewers to choose the best possible candidates.

Collection of personal data

If you choose to apply for the Award, the Inlaks India Foundation may collect the following information and personal data from and about you from your application and your referees or recommenders or in the course of any independent background check or due diligence process, which you consent to by participating in the application process:

Biographical information, which may include:

– Name and contact details – Education and employment history (including standardized test scores) – Scans of identification and nationality / residency documents (e.g., passport, birth certificate)

Personal data (including gender, nationality, birthplace, residency timeline), which may also include:

– Your personal statement/essay – Photograph – Portfolios, materials, writing samples, examples of your prior work – References and recommendations (including referee contact details) – Academic distinctions, prizes, awards, grants and scholarships obtained by you, as well as your extra-curricular achievements and attainments

Sensitive personal data, which may include:

– while we do not generally seek to obtain sensitive data, they may sometimes be inferred from other data we hold, for example, your relationships, health, job titles, support of specific causes, or interests.

Purpose and nature of use

We will use your personal data for the following purposes:

– to enable us to process your application and to conduct the selection and interview process to determine your eligibility and appropriateness for grant of the Award  in the context of a competitive field of applicants – to contact you, if necessary, during the application and selection processes – to obtain feedback from your nominated referees – to grant the  Award  and support Inlaks awardees – to compile application statistics – to support our outreach efforts

Processing and sharing

Your application data is primarily held on our online application system. The selectors, interviewers and administrators shall have access to your applications. They will access that data via the application system and may download it locally and print hard copies to support the selection processes.

Third parties will only process your personal data on our instructions and where they have agreed to treat your data confidentially and to keep it secure. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes nor to keep your data after the processing is complete. All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. Whenever your information is shared, we will always seek to share the minimum amount of information necessary to fulfil the purpose.

We will only process your personal data where the law allows us to do so. For the purposes of your application, we rely on your consent, as given by the clear and affirmative action of you commencing your application. By submitting your personal information, you represent that such information is true, accurate and current in all respects and you are giving your unconditional consent to collection, storage and use of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. You are responsible to inform us forthwith in case of any change in the information provided.

Where you have consented to the processing, you can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at the addresses provided below in this Privacy Policy. In this event, we will stop the processing as soon as we can. If you choose to withdraw consent it will not invalidate past processing. Please note if you do not supply the information required in your application form or if you ask us to stop processing your data, we may not be able to assess your application and may have to reject it. We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay, and in any event in accordance with the requirements of applicable law. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.

We will only process your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another related reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law. We also reserve the right to communicate the personal data shared with us to third-parties pursuant to a legally-compliant request.

Data security

We take the security of your data very seriously and we have appropriate security measures in place to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost or misused. Access to your personal data is limited to those employees, contractors, volunteers and other third parties who have a need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

Data retention

The data contained within your application will be retained by the Inlaks India Foundation indefinitely.

Revisions and amendments

This Privacy Policy may be updated to reflect changes in law or technology or in our practices regarding collection, processing and use of personal data. Please check this page regularly to keep abreast of any updates to the Privacy Policy and to be informed of its latest version.

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If you have any questions about this privacy notice or about your personal data, or if you want to provide updates to your data or exercise any of your rights as outlined above, please email us as below, and quote your name:

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PhD Studies

Planning your phd, eligibility and application, german or english medium, living as a student, working in germany, get guidance.

With a long tradition of research and ground breaking discoveries, Germany is indeed a land of innovation and progress. Besides giving your ideas a research-based boost, Germany also offers promising career opportunities along with a vibrant social and cultural milieu. So like for many other international students, it can be the right place to pursue a doctoral degree for you too!

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Starting your doctoral studies is a big step in your academic life. Along with identifying your research area you also have to plan where and in which institute you want to pursue your PhD.

Where does research take place in Germany?

Contemplating pursuing a PhD in Germany?  There are a number of universities, research institutions and business houses that will welcome you. So getting an insight into the research landscape of the country is of paramount importance!

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Research is extensively carried out by and through universities, research organisations and the industry. These three are famously known as the three pillars of research in Germany.

You can take a closer look at this on  Research in Germany .

Which universities should I look at for PhD?

There are various kinds of institutions of higher education in Germany. A majority of these belong to either of the following categories:

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Universities and Universities of Technology (TU), are research-oriented and offer a wide variety of subjects. These are the only establishments that can award a PhD degree.

In case you are carrying out your PhD at a research organisation/ University of Applied Sciences, it will always be through a partner university/TU that you will get your degree. Therefore it is important that you fulfill the eligibility criteria of the university/TU as well.

Before you finalise a university or a research institution make sure to check out their websites to know what kind of research is already going on there.

Which is the best university in Germany?

There is no “best university”, neither in one subject and certainly not across all subjects.

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Germany offers a multidimensional ranking, considering various criteria that are important from a student’s perspective. For example, student and staff judgments on quality of teaching, atmosphere at the university, library and other equipment, student numbers, average study duration, number of graduations, third party funding etc. This way you get a detailed picture of the strengths and weaknesses of each university on university-ranking.de . Here you can find your programme by selecting a subject, a university or even a city in Germany!

As a researcher you should also take the research rankings  into consideration. The criteria for such rankings could be research infrastructure, citations, patents, publications and student reviews, to name a few.

How should I plan my doctorate?

If you have set your mind on a PhD in Germany, you can consider two approaches: the traditional approach i.e. individual doctorate and the structured doctoral programmes.

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Individual doctoral studies involve identifying a supervisor ( Doktorvater / Doktormutter ) at a German university who is willing to guide your research. This system offers a lot of freedom, and calls for a great deal of personal initiative right from identifying a topic in your research field. This kind of doctorate takes about 3-5 years to complete.

Structured PhD programmes  are internationally oriented, conducted largely in English and are comparable to PhD programmes offered in English-speaking countries. Here supervision is carried out by several university teachers. These programmes lead to a PhD in about three years.

What if I want to do a part of my PhD research in Germany?

The research Grant: Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees / Cotutelle which is also famously known as DAAD Sandwich Scholarship lets you complete your PhD in two countries. The first country being your home country where you are registered as a doctoral student and the second country is but naturally Germany.

You are supervised at your home university as well as at the host institute in Germany. Your doctoral degree is awarded by the home institution. This is the well known “sandwich model”.

While generally as a Master degree holder you will have ticked off the first major requirement, it is always a good idea to check if the university’s requirements and your qualifications match. And then you can start with the application procedure.

Am I eligible to apply for a PhD?

In Germany, every university is autonomous. This means that every university/ study programme has its own set of criteria for admitting students. So please check the university website, and specifically the programme you are interested in. Here you will find the exact admission requirements.

However, some generalisation is  possible. As a Master degree holder from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka your degree is treated at par with a German Master degree. In some cases, further assessment of eligibility will be required. Do clarify the matter of eligibility with the university or the research organisation of your choice before you send in your application.

Some universities may ask for the proof of your English language proficiency in form of TOEFL or IELTS scores. Some universities may ask for good German language skills depending upon subject of your research. In such cases, your knowledge of German needs to be certified through examinations like the TestDaF  or DSH.

How do I go about applying for a PhD?

  • PhD Germany   – A portal where German universities advertise openings for doctoral positions
  • An interactive database of  Graduate Schools at German universities
  • Research Training Groups  coordinated by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) Academicians from your country who have collaborations with German academicians or your seniors who might be carrying out research in Germany can be a great source of information too!
  • Contact and convince a supervisor. Make sure that you approach a potential supervisor the right way and in good time – a brief and well-structured communication with an overview of your research proposal and relevant information about yourself is more likely to get you the right kind of response than a simple email stating that you are interested in doing a PhD!
  • Communicate information about your background, academic performance and academic goals.
  • Get a letter of acceptance from your supervisor.
  • Identify a programme. Contact the selected university. This will be your most important source of information as far as exact details about eligibility, programme structure, fee, application procedure etc. are concerned.
  • Check the application deadline for the programme chosen!
  • Application forms and other relevant material can be downloaded from the respective university website.
  • Send the application packet.
  • Get a confirmation of admission.
  • The Admission procedures vary for different universities and for different programmes.
  • Check about these with the university of your choice or your supervisor.
  • Make sure you have a valid passport!
  • Apply for a student visa as soon as you have the admission letter, as the procedure can take 8 to 12 weeks. The German Embassy and the Consulates require proof of funding for the first year of studies. At this stage make sure if you need to get the APS certificate ( www.aps-india.de ) that some universities/host professors may insist upon. To find out where you should apply for a visa, visit the website of the Germany Embassy in your country.
  • Apply for a place in a hostel. In some cases the International Office ( Akademisches Auslandsamt ) of the university will help you.
  • Arrive in Germany at least a week before your course begins.
  • Contact the International Office ( Akademisches Auslandsamt ) of your university for guidance.
  • Step 6 Get your residence permit within the first three months of your stay in Germany from the Foreigners’ Registration Office ( Ausländeramt ).

Germany offers education in German as well as in English. Different subject fields can have different language requirements.

Can I do my PhD completely in English medium?

Germany offers close to 200 structured international programmes with English as the sole or primary medium of instruction. These programmes are called International Programmes.

Few of these programmes may require students to have learnt/learn some German language during their PhD.

Must I learn German for my PhD?

As you have already seen, Germany offers numerous PhD programmes with English as the sole or primary medium of instruction and the language for your thesis. English is also accepted as a language of research and education in Germany.

However, some universities/ subject fields may expect you to have German language proficiency for your PhD.

As a student in Germany, your life will not be limited to the university campus. You will surely want to interact with people, travel through the country-side and make the best of your time there. This is where knowledge of German will present a great advantage!

Universities offer beginner and well as advanced level courses where you can learn German. You can also start learning the language while you are still in your home country at a  Goethe-Institut (Max Mueller Bhavan) / Goethe-Zentrum.

Do I require to learn German for DAAD scholarship?

To apply for the DAAD PhD scholarship knowledge of the German language is not mandatory. However, after getting the scholarship you will be expected to complete a DAAD sponsored German course. This will help you with your life Germany.

While in a foreign country being able to manage your finances on your own is very important. You would need to plan your budget by keeping your living expenses, travel costs and tuition fees if any in mind.

What kind of budget should I have in my mind?

Fees: As a PhD scholar in Germany, you are exempted from tuition fees. You will need to pay a semester contribution of around Euro 300, depending upon the university and the services or benefits provided.

Living costs : Apart from the tuition fees, if any,  you will require about EUR 934 per month for subsistence i.e. housing, food, clothing, study material and other expenses such as health insurance and leisure activities. The precise split up for this amount will be updated soon. The amounts can vary from city to city, and of course from lifestyle to lifestyle!

The following table shows the split up at the time of the last budget indicated in 2019.

Source: German Student Union (Deutsches Studentenwerk), 2019 

How can I finance my doctorate?

If you are participating in a structured doctoral programme and doing your doctorate at a graduate school, research centre or research training group, the issue of funding is usually resolved with you either working as a research assistant or receiving a scholarship of about EUR 1,000 per month.

If you are pursuing your doctorate on the basis of the traditional approach, you can apply for a job as a research assistant, if there is vacancy.

Working as a research/doctoral assistant involves collaboration in research/teaching and doing administrative work in addition to completing the dissertation. Non-university research institutions like Fraunhofer Institutes and also some companies offer doctoral candidates employment and / or fund their doctoral dissertations.

The DAAD offers the most extensive scholarship programme.  Also a number of foundations support international candidates approved for the doctoral process. A database of scholarships offered by various German organisations can be found at  www.funding-guide.de .

What is a DAAD PhD scholarship like and how can I apply for it?

If you are a well-motivated researcher with high-calibre this research grant supports your complete doctoral studies in Germany. In general the duration of your PhD should not exceed more than four years.

If you have already registered for PhD in your home country and would like to carry out a part of the research in Germany, you may consider applying for Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees / Cotutelle scholarship of the DAAD .

An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews your applications, wherein your academic qualification, quality of your research project is checked along with your career prospects, motivation and extra curricular activities including your civic engagement.

If you want to do your full PhD in Germany DAAD PhD Scholarship would be more relevant for you. The application deadline is 20 October every year. This is for scholarship starting from October of the following year.

Here is a step-by-step guideline for your application process:

  • Collect general information about the DAAD PhD scholarship.
  • Thoroughly check the eligibility criteria.
  • Attend information sessions or internet-based seminars (webinars) organised by the DAAD.
  • Once you have the letter of acceptance from your supervisor/admission letter from your university, complete the application procedure as specified in the scholarship announcement.
  • The application deadline typically falls in the month of October the current year for a PhD beginning in the next year.
  • Shortlisted applicants from India will be invited for a personal interview around January-February. For Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka the procedure will be announced closer to the date of interviews.
  • The final decision will be announced for applicants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka around mid or end of April of the following year.
  • Step 4 Once selected, you will have to attend a mandatory German language course, which is a necessary and important part of your scholarship.
  • Step 5 After the successful completion of your language course in Germany, your PhD will begin in October.

Living on your own comes with lots of responsibilities, at the same time it can also be very  interesting. It starts with finding a place to stay, learning how to cook, shopping on a budget, making friends and connections. Hope this section helps you with some of your questions.

How do I find accommodation?

Germany offers various types of accommodations:

  • Students hall of residence:  Here you can rent rooms provided by  Student Services Organisation ( Studentenwerk ). They are low in cost and preferred by many students. Studentenwerk also provides specially designed Service Kits for international students. Get in touch with Studentenwerk of your city know more.
  • Shared Flats ( Wohngemeinschaft – WG) : Shared flat or WG is another affordable accommodation, where you have your own room in a flat and share the kitchen and the bathroom with other flatmates. Living in a shared flat is cheaper as the rent and other expenses  get shared. You can find advertisements for vacancies in WGs online on social media groups or on student-friendly websites.
  • Private apartments:  If you prefer living alone, private apartments can be an option for you.  You can find them with the help of Studentenwerk, on boards in the university foyer or even on social media groups and websites for rental real estate.

Make sure to be on the lookout from early on, so that you find the best place at an affordable price.

How do I connect with other students?

Connecting with other students can help you to learn from their experience. It may also help you get acquainted with the lifestyle, once you are in Germany.

  • Get in touch with  DAAD Young Ambassadors . They have studied or carried out their research in Germany. Contact them with your questions, they will be happy to guide you!
  • You can also find out about various student associations and groups formed by students of your country/ region.
  • You can contact students on various socials media platforms as well. There are groups based on nationalities or interests and activities.
  • Many universities arrange introductory events. Ask the international office of your university about them. Research institutions too generally run such initiatives.

You can of course work in Germany as long as you follow the regulations, which are not complex and are easy to understand.

Can I work in Germany as a student?

As an international student, you are permitted to work for 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. This will help you in getting a bit of extra pocket-money!OK

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Can I work in Germany after my studies?

After completing your degree in Germany, you can choose from amongst a wide range of options:

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You can stay on in the country for up to 1.5 years to look for a job that is in keeping with your education. Once you find a job, the residence permit issued to you for the purpose of studying, can be converted into a residence permit for taking gainful employment.

Germany has always had a very strong industry-academia linkage. A lot of scientific research is funded by the industry as well. During your studies you can get the opportunity to do internships with German companies, which can open new vistas for your professional career.

In Germany, a doctorate is a prerequisite for a career in research or higher education. Your options include:

  • Teaching/Research Assistantships
  • Postdoc Positions
  • Research Positions in Industry

The portal  www.academics.com has Germany’s biggest online job market for researchers. There are also scholarships for Postdocs offered by the  Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation  and other organizations.

Whether you are in India, Nepal or Bhutan, the DAAD is there to help you with your study in Germany plans. Check out how you can reach us!

Individual Appointments

You can connect with the DAAD offices online or offline in Bengaluru ,  Chennai ,  New Delhi  and  Pune .

Information Sessions

The DAAD offers free of cost information session about studying in Germany regularly. Check which dates and topics suit you, register and join!

Click here for dates, timings and registration links: www.daad.in/events .

Writing a Research Proposal

Take a look at the DAAD’s guidelines for writing research proposal

Research Proposal writing: Guidelines 2023

PhD Proposal Writing Workshop

Wondering how to write a PhD proposal? The DAAD offers PhD Proposal Writing Workshop on various topics for aspirants who intend to pursue their doctorate in Germany!

Early Career Research Symposia

The  Early Career Research Symposia offer you a platform to help you propel your research, amplify its reach and get inspired by exchange of ideas.

  • Did you find the information about  doctoral studies in Germany useful? Keep the digital  PhD brochure with you, so that it is all handy!
  • You will also find the digital brochure Research Proposal Guidelines 2023 useful.
  • There is comfort  and certainty in numbers. With the fact sheet Germany India 2022 you can check out actual number of Indian students, what fields they are opting for and which universities they have preferred.

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Pursuing a Ph.D. from a prestigious international university has long been a dream for many Indian students. However, the high tuition fees and living expenses associated with studying abroad can be a significant barrier.

Fortunately, there is a multitude of scholarships available for Indian students that can help turn this dream into a reality.

In this blog, we will explore various Ph.D. abroad scholarships for Indian students, both fully and partially funded, that can ease the financial burden of studying abroad.

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Before delving into the specific scholarships, it’s essential to understand the two main types of scholarship in Abroad for Indian students:

  • Fully Funded Scholarships

Fully funded scholarships cover all major expenses related to your overseas education.  Fully funded Ph.D. scholarships for Indian students typically include tuition fees, living allowances, study materials, travel expenses, and insurance.

  • Partial Scholarships

Partial scholarships, on the other hand, cover only a portion of your total study costs. These scholarships may provide funding for either tuition fees or living expenses, and the specific terms and conditions can vary significantly.

Now, let’s explore some of the top scholarships available for PhD at abroad for Indian students

1. Commonwealth Scholarship

Eligibility:

– Citizen or permanent resident of a Commonwealth country, refugee, or British-protected person

– Financial need for studying in the UK

– Age under 40

Amount/Expenses Covered:

– Monthly stipend of €1,236 or €1516 (for London metropolitan area)

– Airfare for first arrival and departure

– Additional allowances and grants

Duration : 3 years

The Commonwealth Scholarship is awarded by the UK to outstanding students from Commonwealth countries. Approximately 800 scholarships are granted each year, providing recipients with an opportunity to study in UK universities without the burden of high tuition fees for the first three years of their program.

2. Destination Australia Program

Eligibility :

– Enrolled in a regional institution in Australia

– No other sponsorships

Amount/Expenses Covered: – $15,000 per year

Duration: Maximum 4 years The Destination Australia Program offers scholarships to PhD scholars studying in Australian regional universities.

In 2023, priority is given to courses aligned with the Australian Government’s National Skills Priority List.

3. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

– Nomination from the institution

– Exceptional academic merit

– Research potential

– Leadership skills

Amount/Expense Covered: CAD 50,000 annually

Duration: 3 years The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is available for doctoral scholars in various fields, including Health Research, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Recipients must display outstanding academic performance, research ability, and leadership skills.

4 . Friedrich Naumann Foundation for International Students

– International student

– Relevant research proposal

– Academic merit

– Financial need

– €800 to €1200 per month

Duration: Up to 3 years

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship supports researchers in German universities. Annually, approximately 150 students benefit from this scholarship, making it a trusted resource among international research scholars in Germany.

 5. AAUW International Women’s Fellowship

– Female scholar of non-US citizenship

– Full-time availability

– Commitment to return to home country after studies

– Preference for underprivileged candidates

Amount/Expenses Covered: $50,000 for one year

Duration: 1 year

The AAUW International Fellowships provide support for women pursuing doctoral studies in US universities. Applicants are selected based on their research’s relevance, quality, and potential impact on women and girls in their home countries.

 6. Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship

– Recommendation letter from supervisor

– Ongoing research

– Registered for Ph.D. on or before Nov 01, 2021, in an Indian institution

– J-1 Visa support

– Monthly stipend

– Round trip economy class travel

– Allowances and affiliation fees

Duration: 6-9 months

The Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship supports Indian scholars studying in the US, providing them with an opportunity to conduct research and gain practical experience in the country.

7. DAAD Scholarship Germany

– Two years of work experience

– German language proficiency

– Tuition fees

– Travel allowance

– Health insurance

– Spouse/child allowance

Duration: 1 year The DAAD research grants aim to promote doctoral research projects and provide financial support to Indian students studying in Germany. Each year, 25 scholarships are available for Indian students.

In addition to the above scholarships, there are also various college-specific PHD in abroad scholarships for Indian students.

Here are a couple of notable options:

1. Yale University Scholarships

– Excellent research project and Statement of Purpose

– Academic merit and achievements

– Entrance test scores (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.)

Amount/Expense Covered:

– Fully funded

– Living expenses

Duration : 2-5 years

Yale University offers a range of financial support options for PhD scholars, including University Fellowships, Teaching Fellowships, and more. These scholarships are available for various fields of study.

 2. Gates Cambridge Scholarship

– Pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree

– Commitment to societal betterment

– Living allowance

– Economy airfare

– Visa costs

– Health surcharge

In addition to the core benefits, Gates Cambridge Scholarships also provide additional funding opportunities for academic development, family allowances, fieldwork, and more.

 3. Australian Govt Research Training Program International Scholarship (AGRTPS) at Flinders University

– Enrolled in a postgraduate degree at Flinders University

– Research training

– $28,854 per annum

– Tuition fee

– Overseas Health Care Cover

Duration: 3 years

This scholarship offers financial support to Indian students pursuing postgraduate degrees at Flinders University in Australia. With a limited number of scholarships available, competition is intense.

 4. Presidents PhD Scholarships – Imperial College

– Academic excellence

Duration: 3.5 years

Imperial College, London, offers the President’s PhD Scholarships to deserving students pursuing a PhD. The scholarships cover tuition fees and provide a generous monthly stipend.

 5. Stanford University Scholarships

Duration: 5 years

Stanford GSE (Graduate School of Education) provides full scholarships for all Ph.D. programs for five years. Recipients are selected based on academic excellence, research potential, and financial need.

These above-mentioned scholarships provide invaluable opportunities for Ph.D. abroad with scholarships for Indian students .

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How to do PhD abroad with scholarships for Indian students

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Why study your phd abroad, list of popular phd scholarships for indian students, fulbright-nehru doctoral research fellowship, inlaks shivdasani scholarships, gates cambridge scholarship for international students, daad scholarships, president's phd scholarships, eiffel scholarship program, cambridge international scholarships, frequently asked questions.

Please note: (1) Edvoy provides expert advice on scholarships but does not offer them directly. (2) Please note that living expenses are not part of any scholarship's benefits, it solely covers tuition fee.

In this guide, we will list the 7 popular PhD scholarships for Indian students to study abroad.

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There are many benefits of studying a PhD from abroad for Indian students. The top 3 benefits are

Better funding: It is comparatively cheaper to do your PhD abroad than in India, as the tuition fee is generally lower around the globe. Moreover, you can complete your PhD abroad with scholarships for Indian students .

Wide network: By doing your PhD abroad, you can extend your network by getting to know individuals from different parts of the world.

Different culture: By doing your PhD abroad, you will develop a global perspective as you will be introduced to new concepts, ways of instruction, and academic communities.

Also read: What are the scholarship exams?

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship for International students

The Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships are six to nine-month fellowships designed for Indian scholars registered for a PhD at an Indian institution. The applicant will be affiliated with one U.S. host institution for his grant, so he should, in advance, identify institutions to be affiliated with and correspond with potential host institutions. The selected scholars can audit non-degree courses, conduct research, and gain practical work experience in the U.S.

The fellowship provides a monthly stipend, J-1 visa support, an accident and sickness program, round-trip air travel, applicable allowances, and modest affiliation fees. It does not provide any dependents allowance and is insufficient to support family members. It is intended for PhD students to conduct research essential to their dissertations/thesis, so the candidates should submit the expected PhD thesis at least three months after the Fulbright-Nehru grant end date.

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation has supported innovative research and scholarship work for over four decades. Since 2016 the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation has been working with the Cambridge Trust to offer scholarships to Indian students at the PhD level in various academic subjects. Till now, over 350 scholars have benefited from these scholarships. The selection process for the scholarship consists of 2 rounds: shortlisting candidates based on the written evidence submitted and personal or zoom interview with a panel of experts.

The scholarship provides financial support to undertake research at an institution that must be utilized within nine months of being awarded. It provides a travel allowance of up to $1000, monthly maintenance expenses of up to $2000, up to $500 for buying materials, and a health allowance of up to $500.

A donation of $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation established the Gates Cambridge Scholarship program. Each year Gates Cambridge offers 55 full-cost scholarships to PhD students outside the UK. The candidates are selected based on exceptional intellectual ability, reasons for choosing the course, a commitment to improving other's lives, and leadership potential.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides funding for both core and discretionary components. The core components include University Composition Fee, a maintenance allowance for up to 4 years, return airfare, inbound visa costs &  Immigration Health Surcharge cost. The discretionary components include academic development funding of up to £500 to up to £2,000, family allowance of up to £10,944 for one child and up to £15,612 for two or more children, fieldwork funding, maternity/paternity funding, and hardship funding. Although the scholarship covers most of the costs, it does not cover bench fees or scientific equipment costs, or similar academic resources.

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is one of the world’s largest funding organizations for international students. Each year, DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe. The DAAD scholarship provides a monthly stipend of 1,200 Euros as a monthly stipend, travel grant, free accommodation in the university dorms, insurance and health coverage.

An independent selection committee of specialist scientists reviews the applied candidates and selects them based on their qualifications, the quality of the research project, and the applicant's potential. The qualification selection criteria include academic achievements, academic progress, and knowledge of the working language. The quality of research selection criteria includes originality and relevance of the project, feasibility and consistency of the study plan, and incorporation of the project within the overall doctorate. The potential of applicant selection criteria includes career prospects, German language skills, and non-study-related activities.

Imperial College London provides 50 President’s PhD Scholarships to attract candidates that show excellent academic performance and promising research potential. The President’s PhD Scholarships provides full tuition fees, a stipend of £22,900 per annum to assist with living costs, a consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study, and access to the full range of support at Imperial. The scholarship is available for both full-time and part-time study.

The President’s PhD Scholarships is a highly competitive scheme and has higher than usual eligibility requirements. The Faculties and College Selection Panel assess the candidates on academic excellence (past academic results, relative class position, awards and distinctions) and research potential (candidate’s research, the research plan and its potential contribution).

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs developed the Eiffel Scholarship Program to assist French higher education institutions in attracting the best international students to PhD programs. French higher education institutions submit the applications for the scholarship, and applications sent directly by students or foreign institutions are declared ineligible.

The Eiffel program is awarded for 12 months in France. It does not cover the tuition fees but provides benefits like a monthly stipend of €1,700, international transportation, national transportation, insurance, housing searches, cultural activities, etc.

Also read: Can I get a 100% scholarship to study abroad?

The Cambridge Trust offers Cambridge International Scholarships to Indian students for undertaking research leading to a PhD degree at the University of Cambridge. The Cambridge International Scholarships aim to ensure that the highest-scored Indian students receive full financial support to undertake PhD studies. The selection criteria include the candidate's academic qualifications, references, and research potential, not the financial situation.

The Scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person. If the student receives a full-cost scholarship from any other source (excluding Gates Cambridge and Harding), then he can attend the Trust's events but will not get any monetary value. If the student accepts a Gates Cambridge Scholarship or a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship, then his scholarship will immediately lapse.

Also read: Can I get a 100% scholarship for studying MS abroad?

What are the benefits of the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships grant?

The Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships provide a monthly stipend, J-1 visa support, an accident and sickness program, round-trip air travel, applicable allowances, and modest affiliation fees.

What is the selection process for Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships?

The selection process for the Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships consists of 2 rounds: shortlisting candidates based on the written evidence submitted and personal or zoom interviews with a panel of experts.

What does Gates Cambridge Scholarship funding for International students cover?

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides funding for both core and discretionary components. The core components include University Composition Fee, a maintenance allowance for up to 4 years, return airfare, inbound visa costs & Immigration Health Surcharge cost. The discretionary components include academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork funding, maternity/paternity funding, and hardship funding.

What are the benefits of the DAAD Scholarships grant?

The DAAD scholarship provides a monthly stipend of 1,200 Euros, travel grant, free accommodation in the university dorms, insurance, and health coverage.

What cover does the President's PhD Scholarships provide?

The President’s PhD Scholarship provides full tuition fees, a stipend of £22,900 per annum to assist with living costs, a consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first three years of study, and access to the full range of support available to postgraduates at Imperial.

Who developed the Eiffel Scholarship Program?

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs developed the Eiffel scholarship program to assist French higher education institutions in attracting the best international students to PhD programs.

Will I receive monetary benefits from Cambridge International Scholarships if I get any other scholarship?

No, you will not receive monetary benefits from Cambridge International Scholarships if you get any other scholarship. However, you can attend the Trust's events if you receive a full-cost scholarship from any other source (excluding Gates Cambridge and Harding).

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PhD in Germany For International Students: A Complete Guide

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Why a PhD in Germany?

Types of doctoral studies in germany & their eligibility, top 10 universities in germany for phd, top 7 phd programs in germany for international students, application process for a phd in germany, cost of pursuing a phd in germany, doctoral studies in germany: scholarships, salary prospects after pursuing a phd in germany, top job recruiters after phd in germany.

Did you know, Each year, over 28,000 graduate students complete their PhD in Germany, with about 5,800 international scholars earning doctoral degrees (source: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany). To pursue your PhD in Germany, it's crucial to understand the application process, requirements, and costs, especially for Indian students. This guide provides essential information, including details on PhD psychology in Germany.

In this section, we discuss the top reasons to pursue your PhD in Germany:

Why a PhD in Germany?

1. Exceptional Research Environment: German universities and research institutions provide a robust and innovative environment for doctoral studies in Germany with grants starting from €1300 per month.

2. Strong International Focus: Many PhD programs in Germany for international students are offered in English, making it accessible for non-German speakers with over 28,000 intakes every year.

3. Moderate Tuition Costs: While tuition fees are generally free of charge, the high standard of living ensures a comfortable experience.

4. Top Universities: Germany boasts 4 universities ranked in the top 100 globally, providing access to world-class education and research facilities.

5. Investment in Research and Development: Germany’s commitment to research is evident with a record high expenditure of 112.6 billion euros in 2021.

6. Strong Economy: Germany's stable economy, which invests 2.9% of its GDP in R&D provides potential career opportunities in academia, industry, and research sectors after completing your PhD, including fields like PhD psychology in Germany

Pursuing a PhD in Germany offers a unique blend of academic excellence, financial support, and post-graduation opportunities, making it an ideal choice for international students.

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In Germany, PhD programs are broadly classified into two types: Individual PhD Programs and Structured PhD Programs.

1. An Individual Doctorate involves working directly with a professor on a chosen research topic, often lasting 3 to 5 years. This traditional approach offers personalized guidance and sometimes involves small research teams.

2. Structured Doctorates are akin to those in English-speaking countries, including India. These programs, offered by universities and research centers, have a defined process with seminars and lectures.

Both types of doctoral studies in Germany provide excellent opportunities for international students to pursue their PhD in Germany at top institutions.Below are the details about Eligibilities, Fees, Flexibilities, and Collaborations for both Individual and Structured Doctorates respectively:

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Germany is home to some of the best universities in the world, making it a top destination for doctoral studies. For those seeking to pursue a PhD in Germany, numerous universities offer exceptional PhD programs in Germany for international students.

This guide highlights the top 10 universities in Germany for PhD, providing a comprehensive overview of institutions that excel in research, innovation, and academic excellence.

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Germany offers a diverse range of top-tier doctoral programs for international students across various fields. This guide presents the top 7 PhD programs in Germany for international students, highlighting opportunities in universities in Germany for PhD studies.

Whether you're interested in a PhD psychology in Germany or doctoral studies in engineering and life sciences, these programs provide an exceptional academic environment for advancing your research and career.

Navigating the application process for a PhD in Germany can be both exhilarating and daunting. With its esteemed universities and robust research culture, Germany attracts scholars from around the globe eager to embark on their doctoral journey.

From understanding admission requirements to crafting compelling research proposals, the application process demands careful planning and attention to detail.

Application Process For A PhD in Germany

Step 1: Find Your PhD Program & Supervisor

Define your research focus, by leveraging your interests and academic background. Utilize resources like the DAAD database to explore suitable programs, and reach out to professors whose expertise aligns with your interests to secure supervision. Whether opting for an individual or structured doctoral program, selecting the right supervisor or program is paramount for success in the vibrant research landscape of Germany.

Step 2: Ensure All Your Requirements Are Satisfied

The prerequisites and application materials for a PhD program in Germany can vary based on your chosen institution and research field. However, as a general outline, you should assemble the following:

1. Academic credentials recognized in Germany: Typically, a master’s degree or German state examination (Staatsexamen) is required.

2. Copy of your master’s thesis: Demonstrating your research proficiency and academic depth.

3. Research proposal: A comprehensive document delineating your research topic, objectives, methodology, and significance.

4. Statement of purpose : Articulating your motivations for pursuing a PhD, academic and career aspirations, and alignment with the program.

5. Curriculum Vitae (CV): A detailed account of your academic achievements, research experience, publications, and relevant coursework.

6. Language proficiency proof: Depending on the language of instruction, certificates such as TestDaF, DSH, TOEFL, IELTS, or evidence of prior language studies may be required.

7. Academic references: Contact details or recommendation letters from professors affirming your academic capabilities and research potential.

8. Predoctoral examination: Some programs might necessitate passing a predoctoral examination during the application process.

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Step 3: Apply For Doctoral Studies in Germany

Once you've identified a fitting PhD program and secured a mentor, and your qualifications are validated in Germany, commence your application process. Depending on the institution, applications can be submitted online or by post. Note that admission committees are discerning and may conduct interviews to select top candidates.

Step 4: Secure Your Fundings

Securing funding for a PhD in Germany is vital to meet visa requirements, necessitating a minimum of €934 per month or €11,208 annually. Options include:

1. PhD scholarships: DAAD offers numerous doctoral scholarships, averaging €1,139 per month.

2. Paid PhD positions: Many universities and research institutions provide paid positions with a salary, focusing on specific research projects.

3. Research associate roles: Working in academia, research institutions, or companies can offer compensation as a research associate.

4. Part-time jobs: Some students opt for unrelated part-time work to supplement their income while pursuing their PhD.

Step 5: Avail a Student or Residence Permit Visa

After receiving confirmation from the university or institution that you have been accepted into the PhD program, you can start the application process for a student visa or residency permit. The requirements for a PhD visa or permit to enter Germany can change based on your country and unique situations:

Visa Requirements for PhD Program in Germany for International Students

For citizens of the EU, EEA, and Switzerland, pursuing a PhD in Germany requires only a valid passport or ID card; no special permit or visa is needed. However, non-EU, EEA, or Swiss nationals must obtain a visa to work as a researcher in Germany. The visa type depends on your circumstances:

1. Study visa : If enrolled in a full-time doctoral program.

2. Research visa: If affiliated with a research institution in Germany.

3. EU Blue Card: Eligible if your PhD offer includes a minimum gross annual salary.

Residence Permit Requirements for PhD Program in Germany for International Students

Upon arrival in Germany, obtaining a residence permit corresponding to your visa is essential:

1. Study permit: Granted for up to two years for PhD program enrollment and is extendable.

2. Research Permit: Issued for qualified researchers with project contracts.

3. EU Blue Card: Available for foreign academics and workers meeting salary criteria.

Note: Nationals of certain visa-exempt countries (e.g., US, Australia) must still apply for a residence permit.

Step 6: Arrive in Germany & Start Your PhD Program

Upon arriving in Germany for your PhD program, several essential tasks await your attention:

1. Register Residence: Within two weeks, register your address at the local registration office.

2. Obtain Health Insurance: Ensure you have health insurance coverage, either through state-regulated providers or private insurance, depending on your funding source.

3. Open Bank Account: Facilitate financial transactions by opening a German bank account promptly.

4. University Enrollment: Complete enrollment by submitting necessary documents to the university's enrollment office.

These steps ensure a smooth transition and compliance with German regulations.

Pursuing doctoral studies in Germany offers a unique and affordable opportunity for international students. Universities in Germany for PhD programs are renowned for their research excellence and do not charge tuition fees, making it an attractive destination. With numerous PhD programs in Germany for international students, candidates can benefit from a rich academic environment and low living costs.

1. PhD Fees

Public universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees for PhD study, even for international students. Most German research institutes offer PhDs in partnership with universities, which also do not charge additional fees. Some private universities may charge fees, but these are often covered by fellowship funding.

2. Living Costs

The German Government expects international students to have at least €11,208 per year to support themselves during a PhD. In practice, you should aim for €800-1,000 per month.

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3. Other Expenses

  • Semester Fee: €100-350 for student union services (which includes discounts on food, travel, and leisure).
  • Visa and Residence Permit: Approximately €200.
  • Health Insurance: Required for all students. Discounted policies for students under 30 are around €110 per month. If your PhD is a paid position, necessary cover is typically included in social security payments.

Despite doctoral programs in Germany being fully funded, candidates still need to cover living expenses. As a result, candidates often seek out the following scholarships to help meet their financial needs.

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Following the completion of a PhD, a student's salary is influenced by various factors including industry, experience level, skills, and job position. Below, we've outlined some job positions available to PhD graduates in Germany along with their average annual salaries:

Salary Prospects After Pursuing a PhD in Germany

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A PhD graduate will have many career options depending on their years of experience and level of knowledge. The following are a few significant German industries that place PhD candidates:

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In conclusion, pursuing a PhD in Germany offers international students a compelling combination of academic excellence, affordability, and a supportive research environment. With no tuition fees at public universities, a wide range of specialized programs, and access to substantial funding opportunities, Germany stands out as an ideal destination for doctoral studies.

The country's commitment to fostering innovation and global collaboration ensures that PhD candidates receive top-notch training and resources. By choosing to complete your doctorate in Germany, and with the expert guidance of GetGIS , you can navigate the application process smoothly and set the stage for a successful and impactful career in academia, industry, or research.

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Getting a PhD in Germany for Indian students can seem complicated, but it really isn’t.

According to the latest enrollment data, German universities are home to around 380,000 international students with PhD candidates sharing around 10% of that number. Indian students, as the second largest group of international students in Germany, account for a significant portion of that PhD student population.

What makes Germany such an attractive study destination for Indian PhD students?

Germany is the second most popular study destinations in the world and their universities enjoy a firm and undeniable global reputation. They’re valued for top class education standards, leading academic staff, state of the art facilities, modern educational approaches, a great emphasis on the practice, a wide variety of courses and excellent job prospects.

All these features make Germany a perfect choice for Indian students, especially for PhD students who need a well-suited environment to get a fulfilling experience both professionally and personally.

If you’re an Indian student who wants to get your PhD degree in Germany all we have to do is to greet your decision and help you go get through the application process.

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In order to help you with that, given below is a complete set of information about PhD in Germany for Indian students.

Eligibility

PhD degrees in Germany are open to all international students. Thus, your eligibility depends entirely on your previous academic background. German universities are global leaders and they only admit the best students. To achieve that your qualifications must meet the optimum standards as required. If your academic qualifications are recognized in Germany then you’re eligible to apply for a PhD.

Find a PhD degree

Finding a PhD degree in Germany is a bit more difficult than finding an undergraduate or a master’s degree. That’s mainly because PhD degrees in Germany are not only offered by universities but also from licensed companies engaged in the industrial sector.

Lucky for you, navigating this information is easy with the right management. Here is a completed and updated database of PhD degrees for you.

Important Information

In order for you to choose the right choice, it is important you know there are two types of  PhD degrees in Germany

Individual PhD Degrees

On an individual PhD degree course, you will carry out a research project under the professional provision of a personal tutor (Doktorvater/Doktomutter). Although your mentor will be informed about your progress at any time, this study program allows you to work a lot by yourself on your dissertation thesis. Note that individual PhD degrees in Germany can be offered by accredited universities and licensed companies engaged in the industrial sector.

To find such degree, you have to do a little research to see if there are universities in Germany offering PhD degrees in your field of interest. In addition to that, Universities can be used as a primary source of information to find available PhD degrees offered by industrial companies.

Structured PhD Degrees

Structured PhD degrees contain a small group of PhD students who are involved in a joint PhD project with a specific top. The team is supervised by a group of experts in that particular subject whose job is to mentor, advise and assess the progress PhD students have made at each stage. These PhD programs in Germany are instructed in English and last three to five years of full-time studies.

  • Requirements

PhD entry requirements for Indian students in Germany change variously due to several factors, including here your previous education, your nationality, the university and the course of your choice.

Indian students must submit the following documents to apply for a PhD degree in Germany:

  • Master Degree recognized in Germany
  • Proof of Language Proficiency
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Relevant Job Experience

Note that your qualifications attained in India must initially be accepted at the university or the institution you want to enroll. If it is assessed that your master degree does not qualify you for PhD studies in Germany, there is still a chance you will be admitted upon undertaking a fast-track preparatory course to teach you the skills and knowledge required in your regular PhD course.

Also, note that sometimes universities in Germany may admit international undergraduate students who are able to show top quality in a related field.

As per the Proof of Language, most PhD degree courses in Germany are taught in English. That said, you need to undertake an English proficiency test, commonly TOEFL or IELTS. Since the language used at this academic level is advanced you must aim to score high otherwise the PhD provider in Germany may reject your application.

How to apply

After you have found your PhD degree course and complete all documents as required is time to submit your application. Keep in mind that the details of the application procedure may be typical of the university you’re willing to apply, therefore for e detailed explanation of the application process you must contact your PhD provider.

Usually, after you have found an available professional tutor for your individual doctorate degree, there is a committee in charge of deciding if your academic profile matches exactly the vacant place in their PhD programs.

In this case, the committee will need the following documents to assess if you’re the right candidate

  • Certified copies of your qualifications
  • A statement from your personal mentor
  • Academic references

Note that the application for PhD studies in Germany can be carried online by scanning your documents into PDF or JPG format. Also, keep in mind that the committee may also be interested in doing an interview with you through Skype. Basically, the interview will contain questions around your master studies and its relation to the PhD course you want to attend.

Cost of Getting a PhD in Germany for Indian Students

The cost of getting a PhD in Germany for Indian students includes both tuition fees and living costs.

Although tuition fees are introduced in some German states as of 2017, this change does not affect Indian PhD students. That said, all international students seeking a PhD degree in Germany carry no tuition fees at least for the standard length of a PhD course which is typically three years of full-time studies. Note that if it takes more than three years to complete your PhD studies certain fees may be applied.

While you won’t have to pay for university tuition fees there are still living costs you need to cover. But don’t worry because with the right management Germany turn to an easy, affordable place to live and study. If you want to read more about living costs for international students in Germany

  • German Student Visa

Every Indian student in Germany is obliged to have a student visa in order to legally stay in Germany for the period of their studies.

As soon as your PhD provider in Germany approves your admission you must go to the local German embassy and initiate a process for student visa application.

Below is given a list of documents you need to submit for your German Student Visa:

  • Duly completed student visa application form,
  • Valid passport (recommended with validity up to the period of studies or more),
  • Recent Photos,
  • Proof of mentors acceptance to supervise your doctoral thesis work– as a proof for your right of entry doctoral studies in Germany,
  • Proof of health insurance,
  • Proof of sufficient financial coverage for the given period of doctoral studies – typically a blocked German bank account,
  • Certificates of education (all formal and informal education),
  • Proof of sufficient German and/or English language skills (depending on the language of the doctoral program).

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It is important you apply for your German student visa well in time to avoid any possible delay in your enrollment. Fortunately, master and PhD candidates in India who want to get a German student visa can appear at the local embassy without making an appointment beforehand, thus helping you to save a lot of time.

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European universities and governments offer many scholarships for Indian students. The DAAD Scholarships, for example, fund international students as they study, carry out research or learn German in Germany. Other scholarships also provide opportunities to pursue all levels of education on robust global campuses.

So will your thirst for knowledge take you to Paris, Amsterdam, or Berlin? Explore these European scholarships for Indian students to find out.

The DAAD Scholarships in Germany

Fully-funded by the German government, this scholarship is open to all Indian students looking to earn a postgraduate degree abroad. The DAAD, or the German Academic Exchange Service, currently supports the education of 100,000 German and international students. You can get more information at The DAAD Regional Office in New Delhi.

Charpak Master’s Scholarship in France

Indian students with an undergraduate qualification are welcome to apply for this scholarship, which provides funding for two years of Master’s studies. Scholars receive a tuition fee waiver of up to 5,000 euros and allowance of 700 euros every month, on top of study visa and Etudes en France fee waivers. You will also receive help finding affordable student accomodation in France.

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The Orange Tulip Scholarship in the Netherlands

Ever dreamt of experiencing the land of tulips and windmills? Indian students can shoot their shot through the Orange Tulip Scholarship programme, coordinated by local universities in conjunction with Neso India. Participating universities include the University of Amsterdam, Radboud University, and the University of Groningen. While most are targeted at postgraduates, you may also find financial support for undergraduate courses at chosen universities.

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Global Excellence Scholarships in Ireland

Heading to an Irish university? Here’s an opportunity for you to clinch funding through 100% or 50% tuition fee scholarships. Indian students are also eligible for the related V.V. Giri Global Excellence Scholarship, which focuses on postgraduate funding. Submissions for the 2021 session are now closed, but like the other programmes mentioned here, it opens to a new batch of hopefuls every year.

VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships in Belgium

International students and professionals from Africa, Asia, and Latin America can access a number of exchange opportunities to study and intern in Flanders. It is the Flemish region of Belgium, located just north of the capital city Brussels. Indian students can choose from 15 international master’s programmes, with 12 scholarships on offer for each.

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PhD Abroad with Scholarships for Indian Students

Education is a tool powerful enough to bring about seismic changes, both personally and politically. Especially a field like research can be a vehicle of societal progress. However, it is gruelling, time-consuming, and requires hard work, and complete submission in the pursuit of knowledge. Pursuing a doctoral course or a PhD in a world-class university is a dream for many but finance is often a huge impediment in achieving it. Therefore to support motivated scholars worldwide and increase the knowledge base, various universities, governments, and private and public organizations offer a multitude of PhD scholarships . Here in this blog, we discuss PhD abroad with scholarships for Indian students. Read on!

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Types of scholarships , commonwealth scholarship, chinese government scholarships, australian embassy fully funded scholarships, adelaide scholarship international, vanier canada graduate scholarships, friedrich neumann foundation for international students, aauw international women’s fellowship .

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There are two main types of research scholarships provided to aspiring students who want to pursue PhD abroad with scholarships for Indian students. They are:

  • Fulbright Scholarship – In this type of scholarship, the fund will cover the entire tuition fees, travelling, accommodation, and food among other expenses.
  • Partial Scholarship – In such a scholarship, students will be provided with partial financial support, either covering tuition fees, accommodation or any other expense determined by the trust.

PhD Abroad With Scholarships

Tabulated below are some important options of Phd abroad with scholarships for Indian students. You can have a look here: 

Now that we have familiarized ourselves with the various scholarship opportunities available let us explore these options in detail.

Commonwealth scholarship allows deserving students hailing from commonwealth nations to pursue a master’s or a PhD programme in the UK . this scholarship is offered by the Commonwealth scholarship

Commission and aims to find students who have the potential to make significant contributions to their nations.

Chinese government scholarships are offered by the Indo – china cultural exchange foundation for meritorious students who are willing to study in Chinese universities in graduate, post-graduate and doctoral courses. It is a great opportunity for PhD abroad with scholarships for Indian students.

Australian embassy provides fully funded scholarships in Australia to outstanding students who wish to pursue undergraduate, master, doctoral or MBA courses in any of the Australian universities mentioned in the list.

Also Read: Difference Between Scholarship and Fellowship

University of Adelaide is offering a fully funded scholarship for 3 years of doctoral training for outstanding international students. It is one of the top choices for PhD abroad with scholarships for Indian students. 

Vanier Canada Graduate scholarship s are given to outstanding international students who want to pursue doctoral courses in Canada. They award a total of 166 scholarships to students all over the globe. 

Friedrich Neumann Foundation for International Students offers scholarships to international students who want to pursue PhD abroad with scholarships for Indian students. 

AAUW International Women’s Fellowship offers full-time scholarships to women who are not citizens of the USA or permanent residents. Both master’s and doctoral programs are offered.

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The USA is one of the best countries to study PhD and offers abundant scholarship opportunities for students to excel in their chosen field.

The scholarship covers expenses up to $20,000 (INR 16.52 Lakhs)

To be eligible for this scholarship the candidate must obtain at least 50% marks in their previous course/degree

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Updated on 12 april, 2024.

Urvi Agrawal

Urvi Agrawal

Urvi Agrawal

Studying abroad can cost roughly about $43,000 annually for a PhD program lasting around five or more years in countries like the US. The total bill comes to roughly $2,15,500. Not every student can afford this, but there's good news! PhD Scholarships for Indian students abroad can help ease this financial burden. 

Check out this guide to find some of the best PhD degree scholarships for international students. 

Table of Contents

Why study your phd abroad.

  • Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship

Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships

Gates cambridge scholarship for international students, daad scholarships.

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Cambridge international scholarships.

Pursuing a PhD abroad comes with many benefits for personal and professional growth. Here are some of the reasons why you should apply for your PhD abroad:

  • Studying in a different country allows you to explore diverse traditions and cultures, providing a global perspective and enriching your overall educational experience. It also offers the chance to build a global network, connecting with people who can offer guidance and support in your research field, even after returning home.
  • Exposure to different education systems broadens your understanding, introducing you to varied teaching and learning methods. This also allows you to explore unique specializations. You can learn from experienced faculty members in your research field, gaining valuable insights and guidance for your doctoral research.
  • Studying abroad opens up a plethora of options for research programs, allowing you to choose from a variety of universities and discover new dimensions to your research. Depending on your chosen country and university, you can benefit from excellent infrastructure and advanced technology, enhancing the quality of your education and research.
  • Completing a PhD from a reputable global university opens doors to multiple employment opportunities, whether pursuing an academic career or joining organizations globally.
  • International students often qualify for scholarships and fellowships, which can reduce tuition costs and provide additional benefits like health care discounts.

List of Popular PhD Scholarships for Indian Students

A list of some of the popular scholarships for Indian students to apply to a PhD program abroad is provided below. Check out the details of these scholarships.

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship  

The Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships provide financial support to Indian scholars pursuing doctoral studies in various fields, such as public health, history, machine learning, and sociology. These fellowships are awarded by the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF). 

To be eligible for the fellowships, candidates must have completed their post-graduation studies. 

The application period typically runs from March to June, and for this year, the deadline for applications is July 15, 2024. The scholarships are awarded to exceptional students who have demonstrated their ability to conduct research and excel academically.

Benefits : It typically covers a monthly stipend, J-1 visas, round-trip economy class airfare, the Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges as required by the US Government, appropriate allowances, and any small affiliation costs.

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Indian students who are interested in pursuing full-time PhD programs at prestigious universities in the USA, UK, or Europe can apply for the Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarship. To be eligible, applicants must reside in India, have graduated from an accredited Indian university, or are waiting for their results. 

Candidates who have already completed their graduate studies abroad or are currently pursuing them are not eligible. The application deadline is March 22, 2024.

Benefits : The scholarship provides up to $100,000 to cover program fees, cost of living, medical expenses, and the scholar's one-sided airfare. 

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The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is available to all applicants, regardless of their nationality, who wish to attend the University of Cambridge for full-time or part-time PhD programs. The candidates are evaluated based on their exceptional leadership potential, academic prowess, and commitment to improving lives. 

Benefits : The scholarship covers the University Composition Fee at the applicable rate. It includes a maintenance allowance of £20,000 for a duration of 12 months, given up to 4 years for PhD scholars. 

Additionally, it covers the cost of one single economy air ticket at the beginning and end of the course, inbound visa costs, and the Immigration Health Surcharge. 

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The DAAD provides scholarships for students who wish to pursue PhD studies at state universities and research institutions in Germany. Students are selected based on their academic achievements, their motivation, and the quality of the research proposal.

Benefits : The scholarship is provided for four years, and students receive a monthly stipend of €1,300. Additionally, aspirants can also receive payment for accidents and health insurance. An annual allowance of €260– €460 for research travel is also provided.

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President's PhD Scholarships

The 3.5-year PhD program at Imperial College London is fully funded and comes with a substantial stipend thanks to the President's PhD Scholarship. Scholars work on their research projects under outstanding supervision and with opportunities for networking. There are 50 scholarships awarded. 

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must receive or are due to receive a first-class or equivalent undergraduate, integrated master's, or master’s degree. 

Benefits : The scholarship provides an annual stipend of £25,150 to support living costs and a consumables fund of £2,000 yearly for the first three years. For the academic year 2024–2025, applications will be received from August 1, 2024, to November 1, 2024.

Developed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the France Excellence Eiffel scholarship program aims to help French universities attract the best international students to their PhD programs. Applications for the scholarship are open for PhD aspirants up to 30 years of age.  

Benefits : In addition to several services like international and domestic transportation, insurance, housing searches, cultural events, and more, scholarship holders receive a monthly allowance of €1,800. 

However, the scholarship doesn’t cover tuition fees. Applications are open from January 10, 2024, to September 18, 2023. 

Read More: Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

Cambridge International Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, research potential, and letter of recommendation. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must first apply for admission at the University of Cambridge. 

Following this, you must use the Applicant Portal to complete the online application form and indicate in the funding section that you want to be considered for financing.

Benefits : In addition to the university composition fee, the scholarship includes a small living allowance sufficient to support a single person during the scholarship period. 

Read More: Cambridge University Scholarships

Securing a PhD scholarship abroad can be a gateway to an enriching experience, offering the required financial freedom to focus on groundbreaking research. 

Discover More About Scholarships:

  • Fully-funded PhD Programs in the USA
  • What is Scholarships and How to Apply for Them
  • Fully Funded Scholarships for Indian Students
  • Indian Government Scholarships for Studying Abroad

How long do PhD scholarships last?

Depending on the program, PhD scholarships can have different durations. Typically, a PhD lasts for 3.5 years, and most scholarships cover the entire duration of a PhD. However, it is crucial to go over the particulars of each scholarship to ascertain how long the funding will be given.

How do Indian students apply for PhD scholarships abroad? 

Indian students who wish to apply for PhD scholarships abroad should adhere to the eligibility and selection criteria of each scholarship provider. Usually, students may need to submit academic transcripts, research projects, letters of recommendation, and portfolios as part of their applications. 

What should I include in my PhD scholarship essay?

Most scholarship providers will ask you to submit an essay explaining your motivation for pursuing a PhD. This is an important part of the application process. It is a chance to showcase your potential and how you are more deserving of the scholarship than your competitors.

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New Delhi, 30 June 2023:  174 Indian students, over 50% of them women, have been awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the degree programmes starting in the academic year 2023-24. This is the biggest-ever cohort of Indian students to be awarded scholarships under an annual selection. Worldwide, 2,835 students from 143 different countries have been awarded scholarships.

The Delegation of the European Union to India organized an event for the departing Indian students to mark this milestone, which is a testimony to the growing people-to-people links and mobility between the EU and India. The Indian students who have received a scholarship for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master (EMJM) will soon be leaving for Europe for their higher studies. Erasmus Mundus programmes are innovative joint master’s programmes organised by a consortium of universities.

Congratulating the students, H.E. Seppo Nurmi, Chargé d' Affaires EU Delegation to India and Bhutan, said: “I am pleased to share that 174 Indian students have won the Erasmus scholarship this year, beating the figure of 161 Indian students from last year. Given how competitive the Erasmus programme is, this deserves a big applause. It highlights the growing people-to-people connect between the EU and India, which is an important pillar of our partnership.” He added: “The Erasmus+ programme not only offers students state-of-the-art education opportunities and professional development, but also allows them to gain rich cultural experience and a unique opportunity to explore Europe’s diversity. I wish all the students an enriching journey.”

Under this fully-funded scholarship  all cost including participation costs, travel costs and living allowance of the recipient are covered. The selected Indian students of the Erasmus Mundus 2023-2025 batch will have the opportunity to study and conduct research in  at least two universities  located in different European countries and obtain a joint, double or multiple degree. Europe today is home to over 4000 higher education institutions, from top-level research establishments to small, teaching-focused colleges, with more than 17 million students and 1.5 million academics, including 435,000 researchers.

Hailing from 21 states and union territories across India, t he largest number of this year’s Erasmus Mundus scholarship recipients come from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi and Kerala . Collectively, over the next two years Indian students will be hosted primarily in 17 different EU countries, with some studying in other countries. The first host countries for the students who fly in for the current academic year include, France (48), Italy (27), Belgium (20), Finland (11), Spain (10), United Kingdom (5), Portugal (17), The Netherlands (04), Germany (06), Sweden (02), Austria (06), Denmark (04), Ireland (02), Hungary (02), Turkey (02), Czech Republic (04), Estonia (01), Greece (01), Norway (01) and Serbia (01).

This year Indian students have chosen to pursue an eclectic and diverse range of subjects both within the sciences and social sciences, many of which are well-aligned to the EU-India strategic partnership. Courses in the domain of Energy, Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Data Management remained as the top subject choices this year. Within the sciences, Ocean Sciences, Astrophysics & Space Science, Nano Sciences, Circular Economy and Sustainability remained popular, while Gender Studies, Linguistics, International Studies and Cultural Studies were some of the top picks among the social science students.

Representatives from the Member States interacted with the students at the event and shared information which would enable them to make most of this opportunity. Indian Erasmus alumni, officials from EURAXESS and the Erasmus Mundus Association in India attended the annual event.

In 2022, 161 Indian students received the Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

About the EU Erasmus+ programme:  Erasmus, meaning European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, is a programme established in 1987 by the European Union to support not only education for students from across the globe but also to encourage partnerships between universities and countries. Now in its 36 th year, this programme supports education, training, youth and sport. With a budget of €26.2 billion (Rs. 2,096,94 crore) for the 2021-2027 period, this is the largest programme in the world for student mobility and also an important project for collaborative funding. With this programme, the EU wants to enhance academic and youth mobility and cooperation among European Union members but also with other regions in the world, including Asia. Erasmus Mundus is a brand name for master’s programmes of excellence in a wide range of areas, for which the EU funds full study scholarships each year. For details visit: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/opportunities/opportunities-for-individuals/students/erasmus-mundus-joint-masters-scholarships

About the European Union: The EU, which consists of 27 countries, has the world's second largest economy and its third largest population, after China and India. Though richly diverse, the countries that make up the EU (its 'Member States') are all committed to the same basic values: peace, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights. By creating a frontier-free single market and a single currency (the euro) which has been adopted by 19 Member States, the EU has given a significant boost to trade and employment.

EU-India relations:  For over the last 60 years, the EU and India have worked together to reduce poverty, prevent disasters, expand trade, secure global   goods, enhance security around the world and promote joint research in energy, health, agriculture and many other fields of mutual interest.

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The United Kingdom (UK) is home to some of the world’s oldest universities and colleges having their roots in the 12th and 13th centuries. Coming from such a strong legacy, study in UK has become a benchmark for other countries.

Student visa requirements for the UK

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*For detailed information, please visit the Gov.UK website

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Your expenditure on tuition fees depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for. There are many high-ranking universities and colleges in the UK with their own fee structures. Here’s the basic cost of studying.

*Please note that: all figures are indicative and PhD costs might differ as fully funded options are also available in the UK

If you want to bring down your educational expenses, it is best to apply to various scholarships available for Indian students.

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For Study in UK , the amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures.

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1. Is CAS letter needed for UK?

The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is a crucial document required to obtain a student visa for studying in the UK. It is an electronic document provided by your university to support your student visa application. As an international student, you must request a CAS letter before applying for the visa. Generally, the CAS is issued after accepting an offer and paying the specified deposit* to secure your place. The letter includes your personal information, details of the course you will be studying, the duration of the study, and a unique CAS number.

2. Why apply for a Pre-Masters program?

Every year, a significant number of international students apply to UK universities to enhance their academic abilities. However, entry requirements for courses can pose challenges to their study abroad plans. This is particularly true for students who:

Wish to switch fields after their undergraduate program, where the old and new fields may not align well. Struggle to meet the English proficiency test requirements. Lack a strong foundation in their chosen field.

If you fall into any of these categories, a pre-masters course is tailored for you. This course provides the necessary theoretical concepts and practical tools to prepare you for the master's program. It is advisable to refine your academic writing skills, enhance your language proficiency, and familiarise yourself with academic terminologies before embarking on your postgraduate journey.

3. What are the different law degrees in the UK?

Law is a highly sought-after course among UK universities, offering two distinct types of Law degrees for aspiring students. Let's delve into a brief description of each:

Type 1: Barrister Type 2: Solicitor

4. How to Study in the UK after 12th with the Pathway program?

Pathway or foundation courses are primarily designed for students who do not meet the academic entry requirements, have not attained the desired score in the English language proficiency test, or wish to switch their field of study. These courses aim to support international students in enhancing their language proficiency and acquiring the necessary skills to pursue higher education in UK universities. Typically lasting for a year, some pathway courses have a narrow focus, while others offer a more general curriculum.

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Who doesn’t like scholarships, especially when they are 100%? The scholarships discussed here will save you as much as 1 crore rupees. So stick till the end, and we will cover the Top ten 100% scholarships from around the world with deadlines in 2024 for both UG and PG students.

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Pursuing higher education can be fulfilling but often comes with financial challenges. Scholarships provide a valuable opportunity for talented Indian students to fulfil their educational aspirations without the burden of financial constraints.

This article will showcase a curated list of scholarships offering full funding, covering tuition fees, living expenses, and sometimes additional benefits like travel allowances or research grants. These scholarships are available for various levels of study, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs, and cover a wide range of academic disciplines.

By exploring these prestigious scholarships, Indian students can unlock doors to renowned universities, access world-class education, and develop their skills and knowledge in their chosen fields. These scholarships offer essential professional development opportunities, cross-cultural interaction, networking with academics worldwide, and financial support.

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Gks undergraduate scholarships.

GKS, or the Global Korea Scholarship, is a program established by the South Korean government with the aim of nurturing global talent and fostering cultural exchange. The GKS Undergraduate Scholarships provide exceptional opportunities for students worldwide to pursue their undergraduate studies in South Korea.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be an Indian citizen
  • You must be under 25 years of age (born after March 1998)
  • High school graduates or those expected to graduate by February. Candidates projected to complete their studies must include their anticipated graduation certificate with their application
  • Score Percentile – should be 80% or above on a 100-point scale or be ranked within the top 20% within one’s class
  • CGPA – 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5, 3.23/5.0
  • To study in Korea for the entire programme, one must be in good physical and mental health

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • Living Accommodation
  • Health Insurance
  • Resettle Allowances
  • Language Program
  • Air tickets

How to apply?

  • Each university and embassy has its application deadlines. Apply through the portal
  • Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • GKS Applicant agreement
  • Personal medical assessment
  • Proof of citizen
  • Proof of family relationship
  • High School Graduation Certificate
  • Academic transcript for high school curriculum
  • Proof of Korean overseas document
  • English proficiency test or TOPIK original document
  • Copy of awards or other certificates
  • Applicants passport

The journey of pursuing a prestigious scholarship like GKS is filled with challenges, but it also opens doors to incredible opportunities for personal and academic growth.

Remember, the GKS Undergraduate Scholarships are about financial support, becoming part of a global community, experiencing a new culture, and building lifelong connections.

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Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships, funded by the UK government, provide exceptional opportunities for outstanding individuals from around the globe to pursue postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. It is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.

Candidates who are looking forward to applying for this scholarship must fulfil the following Chevening scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must belong to a Chevening-eligible country
  • Students must acquire an Undergraduate degree to be eligible for admission to any Postgraduate program in a UK University
  • Candidates must return to their country of citizenship after completing their program for at least 2 years to be a beneficiary of this award
  • They also must attain a minimum of 2 years or 2,800 hours of working experience
  • Applicants also must apply for 3 different eligible courses in the UK Universities and hold an unconditional offer from any of them
  • Candidates must mandatorily meet the Chevening English Proficiency requirement
  • Candidates must apply for the Chevening scholarship through the official portal
  • Referral – Candidates must provide 2 names as referees while applying for Chevening scholarships. While choosing a referee, candidates must consider the guidelines of this program. A referee must be able to assess and comment on a candidate’s worth to receive this award.
  • Interview – Shortlisted candidates must attend the interview in a city having a representation of the British embassy or high commission.
  • English Proficiency test – Candidates must meet the Chevening English language proficiency requirement to avail themselves of this scholarship program.

The journey to securing a Chevening Scholarship is filled with challenges, but it is a gateway to exceptional academic opportunities and a global network of accomplished individuals. Embrace the transformative experience of studying in the UK and seize every opportunity to learn, grow, and make a positive impact. 

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Lester B. Pearson Scholarships

The Lester B Pearson Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship offered by the University of Toronto. The institute offers this scholarship to its international students based on their academic performance, creative pursuits, and achievements. It is provided to prospective undergraduate students of the university. The scholarship is intended to recognise individuals who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and innovation capabilities.

  • Applicants must be non-Canadian, international students. No Canadian national can apply for this scholarship. However, international students who study in Canadian high schools may apply
  • Applicant must be in the final year of high school
  • Applicants must demonstrate a certain level of originality and critical thinking skills
  • Applicants must be nominated by their respective high schools

Here are the things that this scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fee
  • Incidental fees
  • Full residence support for four years
  • Cost of books and study material

Students who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criterion can proceed with the application process. 

  • Applicants should receive nominations from their high schools. The schools not verified by the university need to apply to participate in the scholarship programme.
  • After that, the applicants can start applying to study at the University of Toronto. Completing the application within the appropriate deadlines on this institute’s official website is vital.
  • Once applicants have completed these two steps, they can fill out the form for the Lester B Pearson Scholarship. Each applicant receives a personalised and secure link to fill out the scholarship. Selected students receive an email from the institute.
  • Academic transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • Statement of purpose
  • Update CV/resume
  • A sample of written work
  • A copy of the passport that is valid for at least one year
  • English proficiency certificate

The Lester B Pearson Scholarship is an opportunity for bright minds globally to study at the University of Toronto, one of the most prestigious universities in Canada. A leading institute in research and teaching, the university offers this scholarship to all international students. The Lester B Scholarship covers tuition fees, incidental fees, cost of study material, and accommodation expenditures. It is one of the most sought-after international scholarships.

Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarship

Students who consistently achieve excellent academic standards and have the ability to make a significant contribution to the institution and its communities are recognised by Deakin. The general studies, STEM, creative arts, sports studies, and creative writing disciplines offer scholarships.

  • You must be residing in India while applying for the scholarship
  • You must apply through the Deakin authorised agent based in India
  • You must have an overall of 85% (CBSE/ICSE/State Board) OR
  • You must have an overall of 80% in the undergraduate degree
  • A 300-word personal statement
  • Two people who can vouch for your community involvement and/or leadership abilities as references
  • A comprehensive application for admission to Deakin University, along with academic records
  • 100% of the tuition fee
  • Priority will be given to the on-campus accommodation
  • You must apply online through the official portal
  • All prospective students who submit an application will automatically be evaluated for the scholarship and informed of the results after the selection process

The scholarship opens doors to exceptional academic pursuits at Deakin University, enabling recipients to excel in their chosen fields. Embrace the transformative experience of studying at Deakin, seize every opportunity to learn and grow, and make a lasting impact in your field.

International Scholars Awards at UBC

The International Scholars Awards at UBC offer outstanding international students the opportunity to pursue their undergraduate or graduate studies at the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Types of awards for the students are ,

Four prestigious need-and-merit-based awards are available through UBC’s International Scholars Program.

  • Karen McMillan International Leader of Tomorrow
  • Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award
  • International Impact Award
  • Vantage One Excellence Award
  • You must be an international student who has been granted a study permit to study in Canada.
  • You must be transferring from your first year of a post-secondary college or another university, or you must be attending UBC from a recognised secondary school.
  • You must have completed high school no earlier than the academic year for which you are applying. Candidates for 2024, for instance, must have completed high school no earlier than 2022.
  • Your application for your first undergraduate degree must be submitted.
  • You must exhibit exceptional academic achievement (earn all As or a comparable quality)
  • You must show that your financial situation is such that it would otherwise preclude you from obtaining a degree at UBC
  • The English Language Admission Standard, as well as general and degree-specific requirements, are among the requirements for admission to UBC
  • You must select the academic course of study and the campus you want to attend
  • You must be nominated by your school or nonprofit organisation and submit a recommendation from an academic referee to be considered for the International Scholars Programme
  • Assemble the necessary financial data and note any extracurricular endeavours and honours

The International Scholars Awards offer a life-changing opportunity to pursue your academic journey at the prestigious University of British Columbia. 

Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship is an initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK Universities to encourage students from countries such as India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Belgium etc., to apply for doctorate programs of their choice in universities of the UK. Nonetheless, one should understand the eligibility criteria and the application process for Commonwealth Scholarships India before applying.

Masters 

  • The applicant must be a permanent citizen of Commonwealth Countries. 
  • He/she should not be more than 40 years of age. 
  • Applicants must have completed their Bachelor’s degree and obtained 60% in Humanities and Social Sciences. On the other hand, they must have secured 65% in Engineering, Technology, Science and Agriculture. 
  • Applicants must have completed tertiary education in English. 
  • They must demonstrate proof of English proficiency. However, applicants who have already stayed abroad for training, specialisation, or completion of studies either through scholarship or their funds are eligible to apply, although they must have remained in India for two years after returning from abroad. 
  • Applicants are not more than 40 years of age. 
  • Candidates must have completed their Bachelor’s and Master’s. Moreover, they should have obtained 60% in Humanities and Social Sciences. Furthermore, they must have secured 65% in Engineering, Technology, Science and Agriculture. 
  • They must have obtained an acceptance letter from a supervisor at his/her university. It must be submitted at the time of the interview. 

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship MHRD has a lot of benefits associated with it. Some are explained in greater detail below: 

  • Tuition and accommodation fees are covered. 
  • Stipends under Commonwealth and fellowship plan are £1,200 (1,07,370 INR) to £1,500 (1,34,212 INR)  monthly. Furthermore, a thesis grant is also provided. 
  • Airfare falls under the gambit of Commonwealth scholarship for Indian students. 
  • A child allowance of £529 (47,332 INR) per month for the first child and £131 (11,721 INR) per month for the second child. 
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • You must apply through the official portal OR
  • One can apply for Commonwealth Scholarship through National nominating agencies, non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies.

The Commonwealth Scholarships offer remarkable opportunities for individuals to pursue their academic dreams and contribute to the development of their home countries. Embrace the diverse and enriching experiences of studying in different Commonwealth countries.

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Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships India and Sri Lanka at La Trobe University

The Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships provide exceptional opportunities for outstanding students from India and Sri Lanka to pursue their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Australia.

  • You must be a citizen of India or Sri Lanka
  • You must be eligible for direct entry after an undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • You must be a full-fee-paying student
  • Have an overall of 80% or above
  • You must meet all the conditions in the offer letter
  • You must submit a detailed resume
  • Why should you be selected for this scholarship?
  • Why have you chosen La Trobe University?
  • What are your career goals?
  • How would you like to make a difference to the world/community using this qualification?

The Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships India and Sri Lanka at La Trobe University offer a valuable resource for aspiring scholars. These scholarships offer a gateway to exceptional academic opportunities in Australia, empowering students from India and Sri Lanka to achieve their educational dreams. 

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships provide outstanding individuals from developing and emerging economies the opportunity to pursue their graduate studies at the University of Oxford. It provides a comprehensive resource for one of the most prestigious scholarship programs and leadership development initiatives.

Eligible Programs

  • BCL Bachelor of Civil Law
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MJur Magister Juris
  • MPP Master of Public Policy
  • MSc Advanced Computer Science
  • MSc African Studies
  • MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
  • MSc Comparative Social Policy
  • MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • MPhil in Development Studies
  • MSt Diplomatic Studies
  • MSc Economics for Development
  • MSc Education (Comparative and International Education)
  • MSc Education (Higher Education)
  • MSc Energy Systems
  • MSc Environmental Change and Management
  • MSc Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
  • MSc Financial Economics
  • MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy
  • MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology
  • MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine
  • MSt Islamic Studies and History
  • MSt Jewish Studies
  • MSt Korean Studies
  • MSc Latin American Studies
  • MSc Law and Finance
  • MSc Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • MSc Migration Studies
  • MSc Modern Middle Eastern Studies
  • MSc Modern South Asian Studies
  • MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  • MSc Social Science of the Internet
  • MSc Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment
  • MSc Water Science, Policy and Management
  • You must be applying to Oxford to begin a new graduate programme.
  • When your course is finished, you should return to your usual residence nation.
  • You should be able to show a link between your field of study and your long-term career goals, describing how you envision your professional job contributing to the betterment of public life in your home country or on a regional or worldwide scale.
  • Provides stipend for Living allowances
  • To be considered for this scholarship, you must apply for graduate study at the University of Oxford and select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships part of the graduate application form
  • You must also complete and upload a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement

The program offers exceptional individuals from developing and emerging economies the chance to pursue their dreams of studying at the University of Oxford while developing their leadership skills. 

Admissions Scholarships at Underwood International College of Yonsei University

UIC Admissions Scholarships provide exceptional opportunities for outstanding students to pursue their undergraduate studies at one of South Korea’s top universities.

  • Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a certain level of GPA each semester to stay eligible for the scholarship in the following semester
  • Full tuition fee for 4 years
  • International applicants who apply to Underwood International College (UIC) will be immediately eligible for scholarships. 
  • Among the accepted applicants, scholarship recipients will be chosen based on their academic qualifications.

The Admissions Scholarships at Underwood International College of Yonsei University offer exceptional opportunities for students seeking financial support to pursue their academic goals. These scholarships not only alleviate the burden of tuition fees but also recognize and reward outstanding achievements and potential. By providing access to quality education, Underwood International College aims to attract and nurture talented individuals who can positively impact society. The scholarships reflect the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and academic excellence.

Monash International Leadership Scholarship 

The remarkable Monash International Leadership Scholarship is a prestigious opportunity offered by Monash University. This scholarship program recognises and supports exceptional international students who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities, academic excellence, and a strong commitment to positively impacting their communities.

  • You must be an international student
  • You must enrol on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at the Monash campus
  • You must receive a full Monash course offer
  • 100% of the course fees (excluding OSHC, housing, and living expenses) will be covered until you earn the required points for your degree
  • Beginning undergraduate students will be invited to apply for a spot in Monash Minds, a first-year leadership programme
  • Recipients might be asked to participate in pertinent Monash marketing, recruitment, and promotional activities or be profiled
  • You must apply online through the official portal for the scholarship
  • You must have obtained an unconditional full course offer from Monash prior to submitting an application for this scholarship
  • You can postpone only within the same calendar year 
  • Don’t provide any supporting materials with your application; they won’t be taken into account

Selection Criteria

  • You will be selected based on your performance in school
  • Additionally, students will be assessed in their capacity to represent Monash University as an ambassador and their 500-word scholarship application statement

The Monash International Leadership Scholarship stands as a beacon of excellence, recognizing and empowering exceptional international students with the drive to create meaningful change. Through this scholarship, Monash University provides a platform for future leaders to thrive, fostering a global community of talented individuals committed to making a positive impact.

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Scholarships are life-changing chances that open doors to learning, personal development, and future achievement. We have discussed the importance and effects of several scholarships throughout this site, emphasising their advantages, the procedures for applying for them, and the outstanding accomplishments of recipients. Scholarships enable people from various backgrounds to overcome financial obstacles and follow their aspirations. They promote a meritocracy where skill, tenacity, and potential are valued and recognised. Scholarships significantly impact the lives of deserving people, whether by enabling access to higher education, funding research projects, or developing leadership abilities.

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What is a 100% scholarship.

A 100% scholarship, also known as a full scholarship, covers the entire cost of tuition and sometimes includes additional benefits such as accommodation, books, and living expenses. It relieves students from the financial burden of paying for their education.

How can I qualify for a fully funded scholarship?

Qualifications vary depending on the scholarship provider. Typically, academic merit, exceptional achievements, leadership potential, or a combination of these factors are considered. Each scholarship will have its specific eligibility criteria, including academic performance, standardised test scores, extracurricular activities, community involvement, or essays/interviews.

Are 100% scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate programs?

Yes, 100% scholarships can be available for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Many universities, foundations, government organizations, and private donors offer full scholarships to attract talented students at various educational levels.

Can international students apply for fully funded scholarships?

Yes, many fully funded scholarships are open to international students. Universities and organizations aim to promote diversity and attract exceptional talent worldwide. It’s important to check each scholarship’s eligibility requirements and application guidelines to determine if international students can apply.

Do I need to repay a fully funded scholarship?

No, a fully funded scholarship is typically awarded as a grant or gift, so you are not required to repay the funds. However, some scholarships may have certain obligations or conditions, such as maintaining a specific GPA or fulfilling a service requirement, so it’s essential to read the terms and conditions of the scholarship carefully.

What are the benefits of receiving a 100% scholarship?

Receiving a 100% scholarship offers numerous benefits. It relieves the financial burden of tuition fees, allows you to focus on your studies and personal growth without financial stress, and provides access to quality education that may have otherwise been unaffordable. Additionally, it enhances your resume, opens doors to networking opportunities, and offers mentorship programs or internships.

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LLM Scholarships For International Student

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The University of Sheffield, UK, has announced two prestigious International LLM Scholarships, each valued at £4,320, aimed at supporting exceptional international students pursuing a Master of Laws degree. These scholarships are part of the university’s broader range of scholarships and bursaries and are designed to assist outstanding students with their tuition fees for the upcoming academic year. Visit this site to learn about the University of Sheffield and it’s acceptance rate.

  • Application Deadline: Sunday, June 16, 2024
  • Scholarship Decisions: Made alongside admissions application evaluations
  • Notification: Successful applicants will be informed by the end of July 2024

LLM Scholarships For International Student

To qualify for these LLM Scholarships for International Students, applicants must:

  • Qualify as overseas students for fee purposes
  • Hold an academic offer from the University of Sheffield to study the full-time LLM program including the Sheffield LLM, LLM Corporate and Commercial Law and LLM International Law and Global Justice pathways
  • Have an application number from the University of Sheffield

Aspiring candidates are required to fill out the International LLM Scholarship application form and submit a 2,000-word essay on the topic “Law alone cannot address all social problems. Discuss.”

Prospective applicants are advised to visit the University of Sheffield’s official website for further updates on these scholarships and bursaries. These LLM Scholarships For International Students offer a significant opportunity for those looking to advance their legal education and career on a global scale. The University of Sheffield LLM Corporate and Commercial Law pathway, in particular, is highly regarded and provides a strong foundation for future legal professionals.

The University of Sheffield has also announced a scholarship for international students pursuing a Masters in Dental Public Health (MDPH), the Professor David Locker Scholarship .

By securing one of these scholarships, students including those looking for Law Scholarships for Indian Students to Study Abroad, can gain financial support and access to one of the leading legal education programs in the UK.

  • Who can apply for the LLM Scholarships for International Students? International students with an academic offer from the the University of Sheffield can apply for an LLM program.
  • What is the application deadline for this scholarship? The application deadline for the LLM Scholarships For International Student is Sunday June 16th, 2024.
  • When will the successful applicants be informed? Successful applicants will be informed by the end of July.
  • How much are the LLM Scholarships for International Students worth? Each LLM Scholarship is valued at £4,320, providing significant financial support for tuition fees.

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As of recent times, over 1.7 million scholarships are awarded annually. It is commonly known that only a handful of students are lucky enough to qualify for most scholarships. However, some scholarships are easier to get than others; for instance, some scholarships require no essays as a part of the application procedure. Yes, you read that right; the no essay scholarships can range from quick scholarships that you can apply to in a few minutes to some that are focused on specific aspects. Going ahead with the article, we will be exploring a range of scholarships that omit the obligation of essay writing for a perfect application. 

15+ No Essay Scholarships

Below is a comprehensive list of more than 15 no essay scholarships with their designated deadlines, award amounts, and eligibility. Skim through each scholarship and pick the right ones for you to apply before the deadline catches up to you. 

1. Sallie Mae Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 Deadline: June 30, 2024 Eligibility: HS Upperclassmen, College & graduate students from the US

The Sallie Mae Scholarships operate on Sweepstakes and are one of the no essay scholarships for students in the United States. This no essay scholarship requires students to fill in some basic information and aims to render college financial aid as a stepping stone to further education. Although the $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States. 

2. "Be Bold" No Essay Scholarship

Award Amount: $25,000 Deadline: Jul 1, 2024 Eligibility: All Grade Levels

The Be Bold No Essay Scholarships aim to finance bold risk-takers and academically overachieving students who never fail to show up. This particular scholarship can come across as competitive since it is also merit-based. However, it is open to students from diverse backgrounds, such as level of education, field of study, and GPA. 

3. ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Deadline: Jun 30, 2024 Eligibility: All Grade level students from the US

These no essay scholarships are open to students from the US (high school, college and graduate). The applicant must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories except for Rhode Island and Michigan. Every month, the ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarships nominates four winners.

4. The Scholarship360- “No Essay Scholarship”

Award Amount: $10,000 Deadline: Jun 30, 2024 Eligibility: All Grade Levels

The “ No Essay Scholarship ” is one of the monthly non essay scholarships available for high school, college, and graduate students over the age of 16. Applying for scholarships on the Scholarships360 platform gives the applicant an added advantage.

5. Niche No Essay Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000

Deadline: July 31st, 2024 Eligibility: All Grade Levels

The Niche No Essay Scholarship provides tuition, housing, books, and other college expenses money. It is for students of all ages and falls into the bracket of scholarships with no essay. The winners will be announced on Niche's e-newsletter and the official website.

6. Christian Connector Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000 Deadline: Jun 30, 2024 Eligibility: High School Juniors and Seniors who wish to get admitted to a Christian college/university

The Christain Connector Scholarship is for students who are interested in pursuing their further education at a Christain Institute. It is one of the scholarships without essays that finance students every month. 

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7. No Essay CollegeVine Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 Deadline: Jun 30, 2024 Eligibility: High School Students 

The No Essay CollegeVine Scholarships are scholarships without essays open to high school and college students. The only requirement is to create an account with a complete profile. The scholarship operates on sweepstakes, which allows a maximum number of students to participate without touching any kind of eligibility.

8. Around the Corner from College Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Deadline: Jun 30, 2024 Eligibility: High School Students 

Around the Corner from College Scholarships are no essay scholarships for high school students (US citizens, Permanent Residents, or with DACA Status). However, there are two definite deadlines throughout the year, and one winner is nominated for each period.

9. DirectTextbook.com Photo Essay Contest

Award Amount: Variable  Deadline: N/A Eligibility: College and University Students

DirectTextbook.com Photo Essay Contest scholarships are photo entries selected randomly from all qualifying entries. These no essay scholarships require students to have at least a GPA of 2.0 or above, be enrolled in a 2-4 year college degree program, and be legal residents of the United States. 

10. Unigo Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000 Deadline: Dec 31st, 2024 Eligibility: High School Students

The Unigo Scholarships are no essay scholarships, although students are required to submit a 250-word or less passage on "Would you rather be smart, funny, or rich? Why?" The passage will judge the student's writing ability, creativity, originality, and overall excellence. Winners will be announced through emails and calls.

11. US Bank Student Scholarship 

Award Amount: $20,000 Deadline: Oct 31st, 2024 Eligibility: High School Seniors & College Students The US Bank Student Scholarship is one of the no essay scholarships opportunities for U.S. residents. Applicants aged 17 or older who have been accepted to or are enrolled in a post-secondary institution are eligible to receive help funding their education. 

12. CampusReel Virtual Tour Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 Deadline: June 30, 2024 Eligibility: All Grade Levels

The CampusReel Virtual Tour Scholarships are scholarships with no essay. There is no eligibility criterion for students; the only obligation is to watch a student-led virtual college tour. 

13. ULoop Dorm Survey Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Deadline: June 30, 2024 Eligibility: Students who are admitted to a 2-year/4-year college course

The ULoop Dorm Survey Scholarship is one of the no essay scholarships where students who have lived in dormitories at some point in their college life. They have to fill out a short survey form expressing their dormitory experience and be entered for a chance to win $1,000.

14. Powering The Future - Whiddon Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: $3,000 Deadline: Jul 20, 2024 Eligibility: A high school, undergraduate, or graduate student in STEM

The Powering The Future - Whiddon Memorial Scholarships are another no essay required scholarships for STEM students. The scholarship honours Richard and Rebecca Whiddon's memories, project engineering managers who lost their lives in a car accident. If engineering is what interests you, then you must check out engineering scholarships in the UK as an option to reduce the financial burden of paying for your engineering degree.

15. Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship

Award Amount: $8,000 Deadline: Varies Eligibility: HS Upperclassmen & College Students

The Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship was initiated for a noble cause. As one of the no essay scholarships, students are required to submit an advertisement in the form of a video, radio, or billboard to promote safe driving. It is to honour the life of Hunter Garner, a 16-year-old who died in a car crash. 

16. One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest

Award Amount: $2,000 Deadline: All Grade Levels Eligibility: June 25, 2024

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest Scholarship is for young filmmakers who submit a video on environmentalism. There are over seven categories split by age group and video type, but each applicant’s video must relate to conservation or environmentalism. These no essay scholarships are for students who can express their love for Earth through film. 

Lastly, no essay scholarships are very alluring, but one must also know most of these are offered on sweepstakes, which means a very thin chance of winning. Students must also be aware of mindless scams and not give away personal information without reading the terms and conditions. With that being said, students can apply for as many no essay scholarships as they can; getting any kind fo financial aid for educational purposes will always come in handy. Students can also explore this comprehensive list of fully funded scholarships to fulfil their dream of studying abroad. 

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Scholarships and other monetary support are available to help with costs when you join Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Focus on your education and graduate into a secure path as an Army Officer—and with less debt for the school years your scholarship covers. You’re eligible if you are a high school student enrolling in college, enrolled in college, or an active-duty enlisted Soldier.

Reach your financial goals.

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Get the full college experience, only with less debt, in exchange for a career serving in the Army as an Officer after graduation. ROTC scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements and can be applied to any of the 1,000+ participating schools, covering either tuition and fees or room and board.

Get money for expenses and books.

Receive monthly help to offset living and book costs. All ROTC scholarships include an extra $420 each month throughout the school year for expenses like housing, along with $1,200 each year to spend on books.

Apply in high school or college.

You’re eligible to apply for an Army ROTC scholarship at a participating school upon completion of your junior year of high school or as a college student.

High School

Here’s what to know when applying for an ROTC scholarship in high school.

Start the application process.

To get started on your ROTC scholarship application, create an account and log in to the Scholarship Application. From there, you’ll locate and contact the Recruiting Operations Officer at the school you plan to attend. Most of them have served before and understand the process you’re going through.

Important dates to remember

ROTC scholarship applications opened on June 12, 2023. Applications must be started no later than March 4, 2024 to be eligible for review by the Army ROTC National Scholarship Board for the 2024 – 2025 school year.

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Applications will be reviewed from October 16 – 20, 2023.

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Applications will be reviewed from January 22 – 26, 2024.

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Applications will be reviewed from March 18 – 22, 2024.

Your obligation with an ROTC scholarship

Your acceptance of the ROTC scholarship means a future service obligation of eight years in the Army, with requirements for active duty and/or the Army Reserve or Army National Guard depending on the scholarship. You may be eligible to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career immediately after graduation.

Scholarship recipients who wish to exit the ROTC program may do so after their freshman year of college without any obligation. 

Here’s what to know when applying for an ROTC scholarship in college.

Types of scholarships available.

You’ll have access to four-year, three-year, or two-year scholarships if you decide to join Army ROTC as a college student. Four-year scholarships are most common for students who are on a five-year college plan, while two-year scholarships are more common for those who attend certain participating two-year community colleges before transferring to a four-year university.

To get started on your ROTC scholarship application, locate and contact the Recruiting Operations Officer at your school to discuss how to apply. Most of them have served before and understand the process you’re going through. Their years of experience will help the process.

Scholarship recipients who wish to exit the ROTC program may do so after their freshman year of college without any obligation.

Requirements to be eligible for an ROTC scholarship.

To be accepted for any ROTC scholarship, you must meet these standards.

Be a U.S. citizen.

Be at least 17 and under 31 in year of commissioning.

Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Have an unweighted high school GPA of at least 2.50 if you’re in high school while applying.

Have taken the SAT or ACT.

Take the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) .

Meet the physical weight and height requirements .

Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army , Army Reserve , or Army National Guard .

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Nursing students can apply for any Army ROTC scholarship by following the directions above. Being a nurse in the Army provides you with opportunities not found in the civilian world, including a three-week paid Nurse Summer Training Program, which introduces students to the Army Medical Department and the roles and responsibilities of an Army Nurse Corps Officer .

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As an enlisted Soldier, you have access to the Green to Gold program and scholarship opportunities to cover costs for tuition or room and board, while you earn your undergraduate or graduate degree.

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