Looking for government scholarships? You’ve come to the right place!
One of the best ways to study for free as a foreign student in another country is to apply for international scholarships offered by the government of that country.
Students who can’t afford quality education don’t need to worry anymore. There are many Scholarships that provide financial support to meritorious and needy students.
So if you are someone who thinks they deserve to have the best education and are not afraid to prove it or know someone who can use such scholarships.
United States Government Scholarships
Fulbright Foreign Student Program: The Fulbright Programs are full scholarships for international students from 155 countries around the world who want to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in the US. The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. The grant covers tuition fees, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. Approximately 1,800 scholarships are awarded annually.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. The fellowship provides tuition fees, allowance, accident and health insurance, travel expenses, etc. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually.
UK & British Commonwealth Government Scholarships
British Chevening Scholarships: Chevening Scholarships, the UK government’s global scholarship program, are awarded to outstanding scholars from Chevening-eligible countries around the world. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree. Most Chevening Scholarships cover tuition fees, a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual), an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants to cover essential expenditure. Around 1500 scholarships globally are being offered.
UK Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries: The Commonwealth Scholarships are intended for students from developing Commonwealth countries who want to pursue Masters and Ph.D. study in the UK. Each scholarship provides airfare to and from the United Kingdom, tuition and examination fees, personal maintaining allowance, thesis grant (if applicable), an initial arrival allowance, among others. Approximately 300 of these scholarships are awarded each year.
European Government Scholarships
- Orange Knowledge Programme: The Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programs (duration 12 – 24 months). An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the study period in the Netherlands. The allowance is a contribution towards your costs of living such as tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance, etc.
- Holland Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students: The Holland Scholarship, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s at one of the Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences in Holland. The scholarship amounts to €5,000.
- Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships for International Students: The Government of Flanders launches a new scholarship program, Master Mind Scholarships that aims to promote the internationalization of the Flemish Higher Education. It awards up to 45 scholarships to outstanding Master students from all countries. The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum €8,000 per academic year. The Flemish Host Institution can ask the applicant for a tuition fee of a maximum of €109 per year.
- VLIR-UOS Scholarship Program: VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 31 developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to pursue an English Taught Training or Master’s Programme related to development at Universities in Belgium. The scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation, allowance, travel costs, and other program-related costs.
- DAAD Scholarships for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships for a range of postgraduate courses with special relevance to developing countries at German Universities. The scholarships are specifically targeted to international students and young professionals from developing countries in Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, Central and South America and Central and Eastern Europe. DAAD scholarship supports selected programs with a variety of full or partial scholarships.
- Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships: The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships provide graduates from around 180 countries with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in any academic field at one of the public-funded university or recognized institution in Switzerland. The scholarship covers a monthly allowance, tuition fees, health insurance, lodging allowance, etc.
- Swedish Institute Study Scholarships: The Swedish Institute provides scholarships in Sweden to highly-qualified international students from developing countries who want to pursue full-time Masters studies at Swedish Universities. The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses, some travel grants, and insurance. About 335 scholarships are offered.
- Danish Government Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students: A number of scholarships are being offered each year by the Danish Ministry of Education to fund highly qualified and motivated international students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue full degree higher education program at participating Danish Universities. The scholarship can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs.
- Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students: The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad. The scholarships are towards University degree courses, Advanced vocational training, art and music courses, Masters Degree courses, PhD Courses, etc. It is only possible to apply for three, six, or nine-month scholarships.
- Eiffel Excellence Scholarships: The Eiffel scholarship program was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a tool to allow French higher education institutions to attract the best foreign students for masters and Ph.D. degree programs. Eiffel scholarship-holders receive a monthly allowance and other expenses such as return trips, health insurance, and cultural activities. It does not cover tuition fees.
Australia and New Zealand Government Scholarships
- Australian Awards Scholarships: Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australia Development Scholarships (ADS) are scholarships for international students from selected countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East who wants to study at Australian Universities. The scholarships are towards vocational education and training courses, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, and PhD degrees at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The scholarship benefits generally include full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses (CLE), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), etc.
- Endeavour Postgraduate Awards: The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide full financial support for international students from around the world to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or Ph.D. level either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia. The scholarships include tuition fees, travel allowance, establishment allowance, monthly stipend, health & travel insurance. See also Endeavor VET Scholarships and Endeavour Executive Fellowships
- Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships: The IPRS program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers. The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree. The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs. Around 330 scholarships are awarded annually.
- New Zealand International Tertiary Scholarships: The Scholarships offers the opportunity for international students from selected developing countries in Pacific Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean as well as the Commonwealth to study in New Zealand to gain knowledge and skills through post-graduate study in specific subject areas that will assist in the development of their home country. The scholarships include tuition fees, travel costs, living allowance, and insurance.
Asia Government Scholarships
- Japanese Government Scholarships: The Japanese Government offers scholarships in Japan to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate and research students under the Japanese Government Scholarship Program. The scholarships cover allowance, traveling costs, and school fees.
- Chinese Government Scholarships for International Students: Chinese Government Scholarship—Bilateral Program includes a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities, and international organizations. It supports undergraduate programs, master’s programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs, and senior scholar programs. The Bilateral Program provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships.
- Turkey Graduate Scholarships for International Students: Türkiye Graduate Scholarship Programme is intended for successful international students from all over the world who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in Turkey. The scholarship includes a monthly stipend, full tuition fee, free 1-year Turkish language course, free state-run dormitory accommodation, round-trip air ticket, and health insurance.
- Singapore International Graduate Award: Singapore International Graduate Awards are given to international students with excellent academic undergraduate and/or master’s results, and a strong interest in doing research leading to a doctorate (PhD) in Science and Engineering at a Singapore University. The award provides financial support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including full tuition fees, monthly stipend, settlement allowance, and airfare grant.
- Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme: Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract outstanding students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programs in Hong Kong’s institutions. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and a conference and research-related travel allowance per year for a maximum period of three years.
- Korean Government Scholarships: The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea and to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide. The scholarships cover tuition, allowance, travel, airfare, medical insurance, etc.
UK Department for International Development (DFID) is pleased to offer Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for Low and Middle-Income Countries.
These PhD fellowships are available for international candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.
Provided By: The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID).
- Award Amount: Fully-Funded
- Number of Awards: 750
- Study Level: PhD
- Requirement: Must be from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries
- Submission Categories: Online
- Application Deadline: 16:00 (GMT) on 06 November 2019
Who May Enter:
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- Citizens of developing Commonwealth countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent, and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia) can apply for these fellowships.
- Applicants who are citizens of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
- 12 months of study at a UK university as part of an applicant’s doctoral studies in their home country, starting in October 2020
- Applicants who are registered (or will be registered by September 2020) for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country
- Study at a UK university with which your home university has an established institutional or departmental link.
- Study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC
- Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
These scholarships are offered under six themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security, and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion, and opportunity
To participate, you must make your application directly to the CSC using CSC’s online application system. One application per applicant for these financial aid positions will be accepted.
Required Documents: Your application must include the following supporting documentation:
- Proof of citizenship or refugee status: a copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship or refugee status– uploaded to the online application system
- Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
- Supporting statement from your supervisor at your home country university, highlighting current institutional links submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
- Supporting statements from your proposed supervisor at a UK university, highlighting current institutional links submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
- Reference from at least one other individual – submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)
Do you want to make a difference in the development of your home country? The University is pleased to announce the Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships. Founded in 2001, Developing Solutions is the University of Nottingham’s flagship international scholarship programme for postgraduate masters courses.
The masters’ scholarships are open to all students who are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India, or one of the countries of the Commonwealth. Applicants must hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme (excluding MRes), at Nottingham for September 2019.
Provided By: The University of Nottingham is a pioneering university that provides an exceptional research-led education (TEF Gold), and an outstanding student experience. It is a public research university in Nottingham, United Kingdom.
- Award Amount: Scholarships are available for 2019 entry: 100% tuition fee, and 50% of tuition fees *
- Number of Awards: Number of award numbers to be confirmed.
- Study Level: Masters
- Requirement: Must be a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India, OR one of the countries of the Commonwealth
- Submission Categories: Online
- Application Deadline: 22 March 2019.
Who May Enter:
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 listed as – 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.
- Priority is given to candidates who have not previously studied outside of their home country. Students currently studying in the UK are not eligible to apply.
- Are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and
- Have not already studied outside of your home country
- Are not currently studying at a University of Nottingham campus or are not a University of Nottingham graduate
- Hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme (excluding MRes), at Nottingham for September 2019 in an area of study within the (click each link below to see which faculty your school/department is in):
- Faculty of Engineering,
- Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
- Faculty of Science,
- Faculty of Social Sciences
In order to apply for an International Student Recruitment scholarship, you must have a confirmed offer of a place to study here that falls within the relevant academic year.
Once you have received an offer to study, you can apply for scholarships by logging into your MyNottingham account and clicking on the ‘Finance’ tab.
- Applications should be made via the scholarships section of MyNottingham. Click here to log in once you have received an offer to study in 2019.
Scholarships are available for 2019 entry:
- 100% tuition fee, and
- 50% of tuition fees *
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, established in 1883. The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth countries (aged 18 and under) to provides a platform for young people to compete with their peers in a truly global environment.
All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a week-long series of educational and cultural events.
The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under and runs until 1 June 2019.
Provided By: The Royal Commonwealth Society, founded in 1868, is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world.
- Award Amount: Certificate of Participation +a trip to London for a week
- Number of Awards: Varies
- Study level: Any
- Submission Categories: Senior and Junior categories
- Application Deadline: 1st June 2019
Who May Enter:
- The competition is open to nationals or residents of all Commonwealth countries and territories, as well as residents of The Gambia, the Maldives, and
- Residents of non-Commonwealth countries whose entries are submitted through their local RCS branch are also eligible.
- Entrants must select a senior or junior topic depending on their age on 1st May 2018. Senior entrants must be born between 2nd June 2000 and 1st June 2005 (14-18) and junior entrants must be born after 2nd June 2005 (under 14 years of age).
To participate, the applicant can apply either online by the register or offline by download an entry form through the given link: https://thercs.org/youth-and-education/the-queens-commonwealth-essay-competition/how-to-enter/
- The maximum word counts are 1,500 words for senior entries and 750 words for junior entries. These word limits apply to all topics and all formats (essay, poem, letter, etc). Exceeding the word count will result in automatic disqualification.
- Entries must be written in English.
- Essays can only be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or in PDF format (.pdf). The online platform does not accept Google Docs (.gdoc), Pages documents (.pages) or other word processor formats.
- Only one entry per participant is allowed. Carefully check and improve your writing before submitting the final copy, and also ensure that all supplementary information is filled in correctly (name, contact details, topic number, etc.)
- By entering the competition, you agree that your name, email, school, and essay may be sent to your local RCS branch and any Essay Competition partners.
- All individuals and schools are encouraged to enter online if possible.
- Plagiarism is not accepted in the competition. Every year a number of students are disqualified because they are suspected of plagiarism.
- The final copy submitted for the competition must be the entrant’s own work, and cannot be excessively corrected or improved by another person. This does not rule out input or assistance from others but does exclude group entries.
- All online entries must be submitted before midnight (GMT) on 1st June 2018, any offline entries must arrive at RCS London by 1st May 2018
- Senior Category: Born between 2nd June 2000 and 31st May 2005 (14-18 years of age)
- The road to a safer future.
- How does education contribute to a fairer future?
- ‘Healthy, Wealthy, Happy, and Free’: is one more important than the others?
- Future generations have rights too, which must be defended. Discuss.
- Junior Category: Born after 2nd June 2005 (under 14 years of age)
- What does a ‘safer future’ mean to you and your community?
- Write a recipe for a common future: what ingredients will you need? What is the best method for making it? What will it look like?
- ‘A Day in the Life’. Imagine you are your country’s Head of Government for the day: how will you build a better future for young people?
- Our Common Earth.
If you are submitting your entry by post, complete an entry form in block capitals and attach it to the front of your essay.
Entries should be sent to your nearest postal hub, details of which are listed below.
- Europe: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, The Royal Commonwealth Society, Commonwealth House, 55-58 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JH, UK
- Africa: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, British High Commission, Julius Nyerere Links, PO Box 296, Accra, Ghana
- Americas and the Caribbean: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, The Royal Commonwealth Society, P.O. Box 878, Bridgetown, Barbados
- Asia: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, Education Department, British Council, 30 Napier Road, Singapore 258509
- Pacific: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, PO Box 10-741, Wellington 6143, New Zealand
Awards will be presented in each of the categories at both the Junior and Senior divisions:
- A number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be given in both the Senior and Junior categories, rewarding excellence in writing.
- All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from both the senior and junior categories will be invited to attend Winners’ Week in London.
- Winners and runners-up of the pan-Commonwealth competition will have their full names, schools, essays, and photographs displayed on the RCS website and social media channels.
If you have any question, contact by email at competitions-at-thercs.org
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship. The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a scholarship spread over a maximum of two years, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2018/2019.
Through its scholarship program, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies.
Provided By: The OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) Fund for International Development is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a channel of aid to the developing countries.
- Award Amount: Tuition fees, supplementary examination fees, and a monthly allowance, etc.
- Number of Awards: Varies
- Study level: Undergraduate and Master’s degree
- Application Deadline: May 4, 2018
- Winners Announcement: June 2018 on website
Who May Enter:
- OFID scholarships will be awarded to candidates for master’s degree studies.
- Applicants must be from a developing country (except OFID Member Countries),
- Applicants (he/she) must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.
- Master’s Degree studies related to development: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy, and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.
- Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
- Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
- Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
- Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2018, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
- Must be a national of a developing country—please refer to the list of eligible countries. Please note that nationals of OFID Member Countries (Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela) are ineligible to apply.
- Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as economics of development (poverty reduction, energy, and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.
To apply, students must register within the OFID Scholarship Portal by using your email address and fill out an application form and upload supporting documents online at the given link: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/OfidScholarship2018
- Only one registration is allowed per person.
- Your next step is to log on to the scholarship portal to complete your application and upload required documents.
- Your application account will remain active until you submit it or until the submission deadline. Although you may receive emails from us, your application will not be processed until it has been properly submitted.
- A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
- A scanned copy of the transcripts/certificates from the highest level of education completed.
- A scanned letter of acceptance from the chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program.
- A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
- A short essay – of about 500 words in English – giving reasons for applying for the OFID scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Master’s degree studies to help in the development of your home country.
- Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant’s present university (or present employer).
- If your present university/employer wants to send their recommendation letters directly to OFID, they may do so via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, as long as they ensure that your name is included in the subject line of the email.
- Their postal address is: OFID Scholarship Award Application Board, Parkring 8, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
- Kindly ensure that recommendations are sent to OFID by the May 1st deadline.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV).
The terms and conditions of payment will be determined in coordination with the student upon his/her selection in accordance with the following guidelines:
- The tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as may be required by the academic institution, will be paid by OFID directly to the academic institution. Health insurance will be paid in accordance with the institution’s own standard medical scheme.
- A monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books, and accommodation, will be transferred to the student’s own personal bank account.
- The grant will also cover one round-trip flight between your home country and the university, health insurance, a relocation grant to help you cover additional costs of moving and a monthly allowance for one year.
- Prior to the start of his/her first-year studies, the student will be paid a relocation grant.
- OFID will also pay for travel costs from the nearest airport to the student’s place of residence, to the nearest airport to the chosen place of study. Upon completion of the studies, the student will be paid the cost of a one-way air ticket to his/her home country.
Any specific questions about the application process can be directed to scholarship[@]ofid.org.
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic. A JJWBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, and round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.
JJWBGSP offers scholarships for over 200 Preferred Programs (.xlsx 49 KB) spanning a wide array of development topics and for 14 Partner Programs (.xlsx 15 KB) at universities in U.S., Africa, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.
Provided By: Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. They have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
- Award Amount: stipend, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and travel allowance, etc.
- Number of Awards: Varies
- Study level: Masters Degree
- Target Group: Developing country nationals
- Application Deadline: April 11, 2019. (Open on March 7, 2019)
Who May Enter:
To be eligible, Developing Country nationals must:
- Be a national of a World Bank member developing country
- Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country
- Be in good health
- Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date
- Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree
- Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that will be on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States provided to applicants in the Application Guidelines for each call for scholarships.
- On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP preferred university master’s programs and located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications open. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application. For details, see “How to Apply”.
- Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew; *Please note: All eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made. Eligibility criteria WILL NOT change during an open call for applications. However, this information is subject to change between the close of one application process and the opening of the next.
Applicants can apply for scholarships to both Preferred and Partner Programs. The process to apply to a Preferred Program and to a Partner Program differs:
- For scholarships to one of the preferred master’s programs, you must first apply and be unconditionally accepted for admissions to one or more of the Preferred Program(s) to be considered for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship. To apply, you must follow the 2018 JJ/WBGSP Application Guidelines.
- For scholarships to one of the partner master’s programs, you must apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Program(s). After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a short list of eligible candidates who will then be invited by the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat to apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship. Inquiries on how to submit an admissions application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.
Note: It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:
- Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
- Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance usually obtained through the university.
- While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.
Note: all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.