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Scholarships for Non-European Union Students

Scholarships offered by the European Government for Non-European Union students

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships (European Union)

This is a programme offering a variety of scholarships eligible to students both from within and outside the European Union. The scholarships cover diverse fields of study in Masters and Doctorate Programmes. In addition these are fully funded scholarships and fellowships inclusive of the following; living costs, tuition fees, travelling and insurance costs.

British Chevening Scholarships (UK)

Chevening Scholarships is a United Kingdom government’s international programme aimed at awarding outstanding scholars. It is eligible to students from around the globe who may wish to pursue a one-year Master’s degree at Universities across the U.K. In addition the scholarship recipients should be citizens of Chevening-eligible nations. Mainly, these Scholarships cover tuition fees, an economy class return airfare to and from the U.K and a living stipend.

Eiffel Excellence Scholarships (France)

The Eiffel scholarship is an initiative of the French Foreign Affairs Ministry. The main objective behind its establishment is to attract talented foreign students to enroll for master’s and PhD programmes in French institutions of higher learning. The scholarship award will include a monthly allowance and a cover for expenses such as return airfare, health insurance and cultural activity expenses. However, it will not cover tuition fees.

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

Higher Education Institutions in Denmark receive a limited number of fully funded government scholarships each year for eligible degree students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. The offered scholarships will either consist of full or partial tuition fee waivers and or allowances to cover your living costs depending on the Danish institution of choice.

European University Scholarships for Non-EU Students

Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships (UK)

The University of Edinburgh awards 30 master’s scholarships to non-EU students to study any of the subjects offered at the University. The eligible students should be willing to pursue a postgraduate Master’s programme on a full time basis.15 out of the 30 offered scholarships will have a value of 5000 pound each while the remaining 15 scholarships will have a value of 3000 pounds which will be justifiable for one academic year.

Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships (UK)

Transform Together scholarships are offered by Sheffield Hallam University to international and European Union (excluding U.K) students. They are awarded to students willing to pursue a full time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course taught at the University. These scholarships cover full tuition fees for postgraduate courses and a 50% fee waiver for undergraduate studies in every subsequent year upon successful progression from the previous year.

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS) is offered by Leiden University to excellent non-EU/EEA students. To be eligible, you should be willing to pursue a master’s degree programme offered at the university. The scholarship awards can be quantified up to one of the following amounts: € 10.000 of the tuition fee, € 15.000 of the tuition fee, or total tuition fee minus the home fee.

University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships (Netherlands)

High Potential Scholarships are offered by the University of Maastricht to students who have exhibited striking performance in their previous studies. To be eligible, you should be a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA and admissible for a master’s programme at Maastricht University. The award covers monthly living expenses, tuition fee, insurance and visa costs.

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)

The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) are awarded to students from outside the EU who have a proven record of academic excellence. For eligibility one should be admissible for a Masters programme offered at the University of Amsterdam. This is a full scholarship with the grant awarded amounting to €25,000.It covers tuition fees and living expenses for one academic year with the possibility of extension for an extra year for the two-year master’s programme.

Lund University Global Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Sweden)

The Lund University Global scholarship programme is aimed at awarding the best academic performing students from nations outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. It is eligible to students who may wish to study a Bachelors or a Masters Degree Programme taught at Lund University. The grants awarded cover tuition fee only in the following percentages 25%, 50%, 75% or up to 100% of the tuition fees.

Chalmers IPOET Scholarships (Sweden)

Chalmers University will be awarding about 50 IPOET Scholarships to students from non-EU countries. To be eligible you should be a fee-paying student and willing to pursue a Masters Degree in any field that is offered at the University. The scholarship covers a 75% reduction of tuition fees for 4 semesters in a two-year programme.

Uppsala IPK Scholarships (Sweden)

IPK scholarships are awarded by Uppsala University to outstanding non-EU/EEA students. To qualify for this scholarship you should be prepared to join the University for a Masters Programme. The grants awarded will cover the tuition fee only.

Emily Boutmy Scholarships for International Students (France)

Emily Bounty Scholarship was created by Sciences Po and named after its founder. The main objective behind its creation was to welcome the best international students from countries outside the EU. The scholarship grants take different forms for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. For Post graduate studies the grants will range from €5,000 to €16,000 for the 2 years of study while for undergraduate studies the range is €3,000 to €12,300 for the 3 years of study.

Danish State Tuition Fee Waivers and Scholarships at Roskilde University (Denmark)

Only a small number of Danish state scholarships and tuition fee waivers are made available to highly talented graduate level students from countries outside the EU. To be able to study at the Danish Roskilde University, the students are supposed to acquire a residence permit. The scholarship grants cover a tuition fee waiver and monthly allowances amounting to approximately DKK 7,800 to cater for living expenses.