53 Scholarship Options to Explore While Studying Abroad

53 Scholarship Options to Explore While Studying Abroad

If you have ever thought about studying abroad, you cannot deny that the exorbitant cost of tuition fees and living expenses has bothered you at some point in time. The concern is well justified as the cost of international education, especially for students in developing countries like India, has been on the rise. But there are scholarship opportunities that will help you cover your expenses. This is exactly what we bring to you today – scholarships!

Scholarships 101

Scholarships, grants, and fellowships are all generally put under the moniker of scholarships. Scholarships are generally based on your academic performance and potential, but there may be some scholarships that are specific to certain criteria and thus improve your chances of acceptance. Scholarships can be full or partial, and may or may not cover living costs.

Most scholarships are in the form of money paid up front to you or directly to your institute. You do not have to return the money to the scholarship issuer, which is why scholarships are an easier option vis-a-vis educational loans.

Types of Scholarships

While you may be aware of the fact that university scholarships exist, you may not know that there are ample scholarships available outside of the institute you are applying to. A few categories in which scholarships fall are:

Merit-based Scholarships

These scholarships are based on your past academics and/or test scores. These are the most competitive scholarships to get through.

Need-based Scholarships

Students below a certain level of family income are typically eligible for these scholarships. Academics may be a deciding factor in these scholarships as well.

Demographic-based Scholarships

These are scholarships available to students from a specific age, gender, race, community, locality, medical history, etc. 

Career-specific Scholarships

Students who are pursuing a specific stream of education or career may be eligible for these scholarships.

Athletic Scholarships

Talented sportspersons can avail these scholarships, but may require them to maintain their athletic achievements as they study.

Destination-specific Scholarships

Several foreign government-aided scholarships are available for students studying in specific countries.

List Of Scholarships

Here are a few scholarships that we have researched for you. Note that every scholarship opportunity has its own eligibility and selection criteria, so please research in greater details before applying.

International Scholarships

Adelaide Scholarships International

Clarendon Scholarships at the University of Oxford

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Great Wall Program

International Leader of Tomorrow Award at the University of British Columbia

QS Leadership Scholarship

QS Scholarship for Academic Excellence

QS Undergraduate Scholarship

Westminster Full International Scholarship

Scholarships by Indian Organizations

Akhtarali H. Tobaccowala Fellowship

American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

British Council IELTS Scholarship

Dr. Ambedkar Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Educational Loan for Overseas Studies for students belonging to OBCs and EBCs

Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships

JN Tata Endowment Scholarships

KC Mahindra Scholarship for PG Studies Abroad

Narottam Sekhsaria Foundation PG Scholarship

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

SERB Overseas Doctoral Fellowship Programme

Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme

Scholarships by Countries:

Scholarships in the UK

Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship

Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships

Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland Scholarships for Indian Subcontinent Students

Goa Education Trust Scholarships

Hornby Scholarships 

Lady Meherbai Tata Scholarships for Women

Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships 

Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship

University of Oxford’s Rhodes Scholarship for Indian Students

University of Sheffield’s Scholarships for Indian Students

University of Southampton Scholarship

University of Sussex Scholarships for Indians

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship 

Scholarships in the US

American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

Lady Meherbai Tata Scholarships for Women

Raman Fellowship for Post Doctoral Research in USA for Indian Scholars

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

Tata Scholarships for Cornell University

TOEFL Scholarship Program in India

Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships

Yale Young Global Scholars, Yale University

Scholarships in Australia

Australia Awards Scholarships

Future of Change Scholarship – University of New South Wales

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships 

Joint Academic Scholarships Online Network (JSON) Scholarships

Macquarie University Scholarships for Postgraduate Research

Melbourne – India Postgraduate Scholarship Program

The Next Steps

The first thing for you to do is explore your scholarships of interests and understand the eligibility and application process. You may be able to apply to more than one scholarship as well. The process can be time-consuming but the most rewarding of your study abroad journey. So keep calm and scholarship on!


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