Every year as the admission season commences, universities around the world witness new troves of international students venturing outside their countries to pursue higher education.
Financial aids are absolutely necessary if quality education is your priority. The information on the Internet can be mind boggling. Effective research can fetch you the right kind of information on scholarships that will help you fund a valuable portion of your studies.
Here are some of the best scholarships that students in India, wishing to study abroad, can look forward to:
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards: These awards offer complete financial support for international students from Americas, Europe, The Caribbean, Middle East, Asia and the Pacific to commence a postgraduate qualification at a Masters (up to 2 years) or PhD level (up to 4 years) either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia. It includes tuition fees, travel allowance, establishment allowance, a monthly stipend, health insurance, and travel insurance.
Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS): This Australian scholarship is available for graduate students from anywhere in the world (excluding New Zealand), who would want to pursue a research degree at a participating Australian university.
Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship: This scholarship provides financial support for international applicants to undertake VET at a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree level in any field in Australia for upto two and a half years. The scholarship includes travel allowance, establishment allowance and a monthly stipend.
La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships for Iinternational students: Also known as AES, this scholarship is primarily meant for high achieving international students from all countries, for all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. The worth of this scholarship varies between $10,000 and $20,000 and goes towards tuition fees.
Trudeau Scholarships: This is the most prestigious of its type in Canada with an annual value of upto $60,000 per Scholar for a maximum of three years. In addition to rich financial support, the scholarship also includes a separate annual travel allowance to allow research -related travel. It also covers other networking, professional development and dissemination expenses. It offers students the opportunity to leverage from a special relationship with an experienced Trudeau Mentor. It is valid for all international students undertaking doctoral-level study in Canada at selected institutions.
International Leader of Tomorrow Award at University of British Columbia UBC offers bachelors scholarships for meritorious secondary and post-secondary international students from around the globe. The worth of awards is proportionate with established financial need, up to full tuition costs for the relevant program of study, and living expenses.
In France the much reputed Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme targets to attract the talented foreign students for Masters and PHD degree programs at participating French Universities. The scholarship recipients receive a monthly allowance, but it does not cover tuition fees. The scholarship encompasses various other expenses including return trip, health insurance and cultural activities.
VLIR-UOS Training Scholarships of Belgium: This scholarship is meant for students from the developing countries who wish to undertake English-taught training programmes at Belgian universities. The fund includes allowance, travel costs, accommodation, insurance, tuition fees, and other program related costs.
The Hague World Citizen Talent Scholarship (Netherlands): This offers scholarship to highly meritorious international students outside the European Union who would like to pursue a Bachelors or a Masters programme. The scholarship will be applied as a tuition fee waiver, and is valued at € 5,000.
Lund University Global Scholarships (Sweden) is another scholarship program that is ranked amongst the best. It is targeted at top academic scholars who are citizens of countries from outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, and who are eager to pursue a Bachelors or Masters Degree programme at the university. The scholarship covers 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.