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Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarships for International Students

Maastricht University
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017 (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Holland High Potential Scholarship is intended for excellent students from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) who wish to do a master’s or a professional education programme at Maastricht University.

The Holland High Potential Scholarship consists of a High Potential Scholarship combined with a Holland Scholarship.

Host Institution(s):

Maastricht University, Netherlands

Field of study:

Any full-time UM master’s programme

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students from a country outside the EU/EEA.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship covers living expenses (€10,500), insurance (€520), visa costs (€311), and tuition fee (€13,000 or €17,500).

The High Potential scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master’s programme – 12 months in the case of a one-year master’s programme and 24 months in the case of a two-year master’s programme.

Eligibility:

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • • You come from a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
  • • You are applying for a full-time master’s programme at Maastricht University.
  • • You meet the specific admission requirements of Maastricht University.
  • • You have never studied at an education institution in the Netherlands.
  • • You are not over 35 years of age at the start of the 2017/18 academic year.
  • • You obtained excellent results during your prior education programmes, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript. If several applicants are equally qualified, the University will give preference to applicants whose transcript(s) demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2017/18 scholarship programme applicants.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

To apply for the scholarship, you must register first for a Master’s Programme (MA) at Maastricht University.  Once you are accepted to your MA programme, you will receive a student ID number which you will use to login into MyUM. You must then fill out, print, sign, and scan the completed application form and submit this together with supporting documents in MyUMThe application deadline is  1 February 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/your-studies-begin/coming-maastricht-university-abroad/um-scholarships-students-abroad

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Utrecht University
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Dec/1 Feb (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.

Host Institution(s):

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Level/Field of study:

Eligible International Master’s programmes offered by the University. Not all programmes participate, please check www.uu.nl/masters > master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity.

Number of Awards:

Approximately 20-25 scholarships are available.

Target group:

Non-EU/EEA International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as tuition fees OR tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses. As the grant is not automatically a full scholarship, it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance your studies and stay completely.

The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the degree programme, which is one or two years, depending on the degree programme. The scholarship will only be renewed for the second year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must:

  • •  Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class
  • •  Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
  • •  Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands
  • •  Have applied for an international master’s programme with a start date of 1 September 2017.

Application instructions:

Your application for a scholarship will only be processed if you have submitted an application for a Master’s programme as well.   After submitting an application for the Master’s programme, non-EU/EEA students will have the option to submit an application for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship.

Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 1 February. Please note that in some cases you may need to apply before 1 December; check the ‘When to apply’ section under Admission and application of your master’s programme.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht-excellence-scholarships

Related Scholarships: List of Scholarship Programs in Netherlands

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS)

  • ULeiden University
    Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb/1 Oct 2017 (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Next course starts Sept 2017/Feb 2018

Brief description:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s degree programme at Leiden University starting September 2017 or February 2018.

Host Institution(s):

Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Level/Field of study:

All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden. Please note that some programmes have a start date in September only

Number of Awards:

The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department.

Target group:

Non-EU/EEA international students

Scholarship value/duration:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:

•  € 10.000 of the tuition fee
•  € 15.000 of the tuition fee
• Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

The LExS is only valid for the period the student is registered at Leiden University as a full time student within the time frame of the study programme.

Eligibility:

•  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2017 or February 2018

•  In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enrol. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad.

•  The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.

•  Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree with the exception of students applying for a Master programme for which a specified previous Master programme or work experience is mandatory (the LLM advanced masters qualify as such).

•  Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the Rules and Regulations attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

Application instructions:

You must first apply for admissions to Leiden University online. In your application, you must indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. For all programmes starting in September 2017, the deadline is 1 February 2017 (except for Law programmes which has the deadline of 1 March 2017). For programmes starting in February 2018, the deadline is 1 October 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/lexs.html

UEA International Development lScholarships for International Students

University of East Anglia
Masters Degree

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The University of East Anglia is offering one full fee scholarship for international students towards Masters Degree courses offered by the School of International Development.

Host Institution(s):

School of International Development, University of East Anglia in UK

Field(s) of study:

Masters Degree courses offered by the School of International Development

Target group:

International students

Number of scholarships and inclusions:

One full fee award may be offered

Eligibility Criteria:

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence (e.g. first class degree) and their personal statement.  All applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by the deadline.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.  Deadline for applications is 31 March 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/scholarships-and-funding/scholarships-international-students

University of Bradford Global Development Scholarships

  • University of Bradford
    Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 May 2017 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The University of Bradford Global Development Scholarships (formerly known as Countries in Crisis Scholarships) are intended to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc.

Host Institution(s):

University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Field(s) of study:

Any full-time Master’s Programme (except MBA) offered at University of Bradford

Target group:

Students from the following list of countries are invited to apply for these scholarships. However in extreme circumstances applications from students from other countries will be considered by the panel.

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo (Peoples Republic), Congo, Democratic Republic, Djibouti, Timor Leste (East Timor), Egypt, United Arab Republic of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kenya, Korea (North), Democratic Peoples Republic of Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar – Malagasy Republic, Malawi, Maldive Islands, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine -West Bank – Gaza Strip inc E Jerusa) Russian Federation, ierra Leone, Somali Democratic Republic, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda, Yemen, Republic of, Zambia, Zimbabwe

*Students from Pakistan will be considered under the Bestway Foundation Scholarship Scheme.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each scholarship is worth approximately £25,000. The scholarship will cover full tuition fees and accommodation in The Green plus £4,200 per annum living costs to be paid in three instalments – October, January and April.

Eligibility:

To be considered for a place on one of the Master’s courses, you will need to have achieved (or be about to achieve) the minimum level of degree qualification specified for your country (see official website).

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.  You must now already have the required English qualifications to be able to study your chosen course, we will not be able to consider your application unless you meet these requirements.

Application instructions:

Applications will open on 24 April 2017 and close on 15 May 2017 (17:00 GMT). The application form will be available by then.

You no longer need to have secured an offer to study at Bradford before you apply for this scholarship. However you must already have completed your undergraduate degree and know your results to be able to apply.  Please apply for the scholarship before applying for a place on a course if you will be reliant upon the scholarship to cover your fees and living expenses. To apply, you must submit the online application form by 15 May 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.bradford.ac.uk/fees-and-financial-support/university-scholarships-and-support/info/global-development-scholarship-2017-18

Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarships

University of Nottingham
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 24 March 2017 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students who want to pursue a Master’s Degree in the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country.

Host Institution(s):

University of Nottingham in United Kingdom

Level and Field(s) of study:

Full-time Masters Degree Programmes, including MRes, at Nottingham for September 2017 in an area of study within the following faculties:

• Faculty of Engineering
• Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
• Faculty of Science
• Faculty of Social Science

Number of Awards:

105 scholarships – 30x 100% tuition fee and 75x of 50% towards tuition fee

Target group:

Nationals (or permanently domiciled in) of Africa, India, or one of the countries of the Commonwealth* listed below:

*Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Montserrat, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Scholarship value/inclusions:

50-100% support towards tuition fee.

Eligibility:

You can apply for this scholarship if you:

• are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India or one of the countries of the Commonwealth (*see above) AND

•  are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND

•  have not already studied outside of your home country AND

• are not currently studying at a University of Nottingham campus or are not a University of Nottingham graduate AND

•  hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme, including MRes, at Nottingham for September 2017 in an area of study within the: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Social Science.

Application instructions:

Applicants must first have applied for and obtained an offer of study at Nottingham for September or October 2017 before they can apply for the scholarship.   Application for admission to study at Nottingham should be received at least six weeks before the scholarship closing date to allow time for the Admissions office to process the application and confirm your offer, before you can apply for the scholarship. Scholarship applications are done online before 24 March 2017 (12 midday UK time).

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/international-applicants/scholarships-fees-and-finance/scholarships/masters-scholarships/dev-sol-masters.aspx

Westminster Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Developing Country Students

University of Westminster
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 4 May 2017 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Westminster Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships, the University’s most prestigious award, is aimed at fully funding a student from a developing country to study a full-time Masters degree at the University.

Host Institution(s):

University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study:

Any full-time Master’s Degree Programme offered at the University

Number of Awards:

1

Target group:

International students from developing countries (See Annex B of the official website for definition of developing countries)

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Eligibility:

You must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree at University of Westminster.  The main criteria are: UK First Class Honours degree, financial need and development potential.

Application instructions:

You should only apply for a scholarship once you have applied for admission and successfully been offered a place (either conditional or unconditional) on the course you wish to study.  To apply for a scholarship, you will need to download and complete the relevant scholarship application form and submit it together with supporting documents by POST. The deadline for applications is 4 May 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/international-postgraduate-scholarships/vice-chancellor-scholarship

UWE Chancellor’s Scholarships for International Students

University of West England
Masters Degree

Deadline: 30 April 2017 (annual)
Study in: London, UK
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

The University of the West of England, Bristol offers more than £100,000 worth of scholarships for international students each year.  This includes the Chancellor’s Scholarship wherein the recipient will be required to undertake an internship working within the International Development Office and other departments. The recipient will also be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of the course.

Host Institution(s):

University of the West of England, UK

Level/Field(s) of study:

Any Postgraduate Programme offered at the University except MBABPTCLPCGDLMSc Robotics, PhD‘s and continuing professional development courses

Number of Scholarships:

1 for September 2017 start

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/duration:

Full tuition fees for one academic year

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship:

•  Have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st in an undergraduate degree

• Hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition

• Be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study

• Be classed as overseas for fees purposes

• Not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award

• Provide official transcripts at the time of application

Application instructions:

You mush have received an offer for a Master’s Programme at UWE in order to apply for this scholarship. Students can apply via their UWE Welcome portal by completing the scholarship task. Deadline is 30 April 2017 for September 2017 start.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/internationalstudentfunding/internationalscholarships/postgraduatescholarships.aspx

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships at University of the Arts London

University of Arts London
Masters Degree

Deadline: 31 May 2017 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Vice-Chancellor’s scholarships aim to fully support up to 8 students from low income countries and who have already applied to study a qualifying full-time masters degrees starting in 2017/2018.

Host Institution(s):

University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

Level/Fields of study:

Full-time taught masters course at one of UAL’s six Colleges starting in the academic year of 2017/18. Your course must offer either an M ARCH, MA, MFA, MRes or MSc qualification.  Read the list of qualifying courses.

Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, M ARCH, MBA, distance learning, blended learning and online courses do not qualify.

Number of Scholarships:

Up to 8

Target group:

International students from low income countries. See the list of Qualifying Countries (PDF),

Scholarship value/inclusions:

A scholarship provides a £25,000 award to cover tuition fee charges and make a contribution towards living costs. Scholarship recipients will also be offered International Students House (ISH) accommodation for the duration of their study.

Eligibility:

Criteria 1: You must have applied to study a full-time taught masters course at one of UAL’s six Colleges starting in the academic year of 2017/18. Your course must offer either an M ARCH, MA, MFA, MRes or MSc qualification.

Criteria 2: You need to be ordinarily resident in one of the low to middle income economy countries detailed in our ‌List of Qualifying Countries (PDF)‌‌. G20 member countries have been excluded.Acceptance of the scholarship offer is on the condition that you will return to your home country on completion of your postgraduate Masters course.

Criteria 3: Your household income must be £55,000 or less (or the equivalent exchange value in a qualifying countries currency) at the point of scholarship application.

Criteria 4: You are willing to provide a response to each of the following statements as a part of your UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship application:

  • • Describe your background, your academic experience and how receiving a Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship would make a difference to you.
  • •  Tell us how you intend to use the qualification you will be gaining to support your future plans.
  • •  Confirm any other sources of funding you have (or have applied for) to meet the cost of your studies in the UK.

See the list of complete eligibility criteria at the official website.

Application instructions:

Once you’ve applied for a qualifying course, the University will send you an email with details on how (if you meet the given eligibility criteria) you can apply for a UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship award.

Your completed application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm BST on Wednesday, 31 May 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/student-fees–funding/scholarships-search/ual-vice-chancellors-postgraduate-international-scholarships/

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme at UK Universities

DFID/UK Universities
Masters Degree

Deadline: 29 March 2017 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts Sep/Oct 2017

Brief description:

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID),  jointly supported by UK universities.

Host Institutions:

Participating UK Universities

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Eligible Master’s courses offered at participating UK universities listed at this link.

The scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.

Number of Scholarships:

Around 200+ scholarships.

Target group:

Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Each Scholarship provides approved tuition and examination fees, approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award, stipend, warm clothing allowance, study travel grant, and excess baggage allowance.

The scholarships are usually tenable for one year only.

Eligibility:

To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidates must:

•  Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
•  Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (listed in the terms and conditions)
• Be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
• By August 2017, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
• Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
• Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme. You must check with your UK university for their specific advice, admission requirements,  and rules for applying.

You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 29 March 2017 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most are before 29 March 2017.

It is important to read the 2017 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Terms and Conditions and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/info-candidates/