List Of financial aid and scholarships for students from developing countries



financial aid and scholarships for students from developing countries

One thing that looks like a stumbling block to many in their pursuit for a better education opportunities away from their home country is Finance,This article provides information on financial aids and scholarships for developing countries  students who are in need of scholarship to study at home and abroad. A scholarship program is often created to reward students who have worked hard in their career path. Every year prominent Universities and organizations fund scholarships for the students of developing countries to fulfill their dreams of studying at home and overseas for shaping their career perfectly. These scholarships are both fully funded and partially funded. Below weaved list of scholarships for students of developing countries includes all academic levels as undergraduate, graduate, masters, doctoral and postdoctoral students.

1.Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship at University of Nottingham, UK

Scholarship Provider: University of Nottingham
Eligible Students: 
Applicants are not currently studying at a University of Nottingham campus or are not a University of Nottingham graduate.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree programme at University of Nottingham.
Award Details: 105 scholarships are available as follows: 30 x 100% tuition fee and 75 x 50% of tuition fees.
Application Deadline: March

2.Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships for Tanzanian Students at University of Edinburgh, UK

Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh, UK
Eligible Students: 
Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree at University of Edinburgh.
Award Details:
 The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of $13,206.62, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK.
Application Deadline: April

3.Commonwealth Shared Scholarships in UK, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) in partnership with UK universities.
Eligible Students: Applicant must be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person.
Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree program at UK Institutions.
Award Details: Each Scholarship provides study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
Application Deadline: March

4.World Citizen Talent Scholarships for Non-EEA Students, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Hague University, Netherlands
Eligible Students: 
Applicant must enrolling for the first time and have not studied at any programmes of The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor degree level at Hague University.
Award Details: Scholarships each worth $5,906 are available to prospective bachelor degree students for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Application Deadline: Submit your essay by completing the scholarship application form between 1 November  – 31 March .

5.International Climate Protection Fellowships for Developing Countries

Scholarship Provider: Federal Environment Ministry’s (BMU) International Climate Initiative
Eligible Students: 
Applicant should have very good knowledge of English or German
Fellowships are available for undertaking research in Germany
Award Details: Fellowship amount according to qualifications between $2,539.58 and $3,130.18 per month
Application Deadline: 1 March

6.IMMANA Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2017

Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID), UK government
Eligible Students: Eligible applicants will have completed a doctorate (PhD, DPhil, DPH, MD, DVM or similar terminal degree) in any field
Courses: Fellowships are available for undertaking postdoctoral research programme.
Award Details: A fixed stipend of $44,902.5 (approximately $52,000) paid in quarterly installments against satisfactory completion of programme milestones.
Application Deadline: February

7.International Space University Scholarship Program in France, 2017

Scholarship Provider: The International Space University
Eligible Students: 
This financial aid is available for applicants from Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia, developing countries and from other countries.
Courses: Scholarship is available for MSS, SSP and SH-SSP students.
Award Details: This aid is available to selected applicants, and covers a portion of their tuition fees.
Application Deadline: MSS applicants: 15 March , SSP16 applicants: 30 April and SH-SSP16 applicants: 30 November

8.Reach Oxford Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Oxford University, UK
Eligible Students: 
This scheme is only suitable for candidates of the highest academic ability who have outstanding examination results.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at Oxford University.
Award Details: Scholarship covers University fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year.
Application Deadline:  February

9.MIDS-Managed Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Geneva Law School and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Eligible Students: Demonstrated financial need on the part of candidates as well as their immediate and extended families, employers and any other persons who might otherwise have been able to contribute toward financing their MIDS studies.
Courses: This scholarship is available for pursuing Master’s degree (LLM).
Award Details: These scholarships cover the total tuition fees as well as CHF 15,000 toward living expenses.
Application Deadline:  February

10.United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies, 2017

Scholarship Provider: The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan
Eligible Students: Be nationals of developing countries or countries with economy in transition; be duly nominated by their institutions.
Courses: Scholarship is available for pursing PhD students.
Award Details: The selected candidates will each receive a grant under Japanese government (Mobukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship (Research Students) of about 145,000 yen per month.
Application Deadline:

11.The Daniel Turnberg UK/Middle East Travel Fellowship Scheme, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Daniel Turnberg Memorial Fund with ongoing support from the Royal College of Physicians, London, the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust.
Eligible Students: 
Fellowship is open for medical and non-medical graduates who can show a commitment to a career in research.
Courses: Travel Fellowship for Medical researchers and bio scientists in the field of biomedical.
Award Details: 
The Fellowship will cover airfare and a subsistence allowance for a period of up to four weeks. Funding is provided to an upper limit of $4,622.32 per fellowship
Application Deadline: 

12.Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship in UK, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Louis Dreyfus Foundation and University of Oxford, UK
Eligible Students: This scholarship seeks to support individuals who, following completion of their supported studies, will go on to actively engage in the chosen fields.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing full time graduate degree at University of Oxford.
Award Details: The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least $18,564.54).
Application Deadline: 6 or 20 January , depending on your course.

13.WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2017

Scholarship Provider: WWF, Switzerland
Eligible Students: 
Applications are encouraged from people seeking to build skills in specific subjects that will enhance their contribution to nature conservation.
Scholarships are available for pursuing formal studies or professional training.
Award Details: The maximum amount for any one scholarship under this scheme is CHF 10,000 and preferential consideration is given to requests for less than CHF 10,000.
Application Deadline:January

14.JNCASR-CICS Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries in India, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR ) Bangalore and the Centre for International Co-operation in Science(CICS) Chennai, India
Eligible Students: Citizens of developing countries
Fellowships are available to undertake research studies (short-term, participatory research) in India.
Award Details: The Fellowship covers return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India, boarding and lodging at the affiliated institution/s, and an adequate allowance in Indian currency to cover incidental expenses.
Application Deadline: The last date for receipt of the applications is 31st October every year.

15 .Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2017

Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Eligible Students: 
Be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing Split-site (PhD)
Award Details: 
Each scholarship provides study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
Application Deadline: January,

16.Islamic Development Bank Prize, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Islamic Development Bank
Eligible Students: 
Applicant must have engage in activities and /or reside in one of the IDB member countries or in a Muslim community in non-member countries.
Courses: Prize is available for women who have developed or be actively involved in projects/activities that are innovative and helped to improve access to safe and affordable water
Award Details: The Prize consists of two cash awards-U.S. $ 50,000 for a woman or a group of women and U.S. $ 100,000 for an organization.
Application Deadline: 

17.Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships, 2017-2018

Scholarship Provider: The Schlumberger Foundation
Eligible Students: 
Fellowship applicants should have a proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching.
Courses: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD or postdoctoral studies at leading universities abroad.
Award Details: Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies
Application Deadline: November

18 Mathematics Research Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2017

Scholarship Provider: The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Eligible Students: Visiting Fellows must have a PhD in mathematics prior to the start of their Fellowship.
These visiting Fellowships are open to mathematicians for pursuing research programme at ICTP.
Award Details: A small number of visiting fellowships will be awarded.
Application Deadline:  January

19.TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Eligible Students: 
Hold a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
Courses: Fellowships are available for pursuing research at postgraduate and postdoctoral level at laboratories and institutes
Award Details: CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance
Application Deadline: 31st August of each year

20.International Students House Residential Scholarships, 2017

Scholarship Provider: (ISH) International Students House
Eligible Students: 
Students should be from a developing or emerging country and intending to return on completion of their studies.
Courses: This is a two year residential scholarship program for postgraduate students.
Award Details: ISH provides a range of residential scholarships which provide free accommodation at ISH for up to a year and in exceptional circumstances up to three years. 
Application Deadline: June

21.IHRP Emerging Scholar Program at Mahidol University, 2017

Scholarship Provider: The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, Thailand
Eligible Students: Applicant should have very strong English skills.
Scholarship is available for pursuing MA degree programme.
Award Details: The scholarship allows for reduced tuition and thesis fees (4,200 Baht per credit to 1,200 Baht per credit each term and a 50 % of the cost of the thesis fee).
Application Deadline: March

22.Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Development Fellowship Program, 2017

Scholarship Provider: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC
Eligible Students: Applicant must have a qualifying degree in library or information science.
Courses: This is a intensive four-week Fellowship program based at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA for library and information science professionals.
Award Details: The award provides each fellow Airfare, coach class, from the recipient’s home country to the United States and return trip to the recipient’s home country
Application Deadline: February

22.Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2017

Scholarship Provider: The Leakey Foundation
Eligible Students: 
Citizens of a developing countries are eligible.
Fellowships are available for advanced special training or studies leading towards an M.A or PhD.
Award Details: The maximum award is limited to $15,000 per year.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 15th and March 1st.

23. 2017 EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Scholarship Provider: European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and WHO/TDR.
Eligible Students: 
Applicant must be a post-graduate (MSc or PhD) or medical graduate with clinical and/or research experience in infectious diseases.
Courses: Fellowships are available to early to mid-career clinical researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams.
Award Details: The grant covers one economy class return ticket (home – host organisation – home); a monthly stipend; health insurance; an allowance to cover essential educational support materials.
Application Deadline: 28 January 2016 (Stage 1) and 21 July 2016 (Stage 2: Training plan – EDCTP only).

24.MMMF Grants for Women of Developing Countries, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
Eligible Students: 
Demonstrate a commitment to working to empower women and children in developing countries.
Courses: Grant is available towards the completion of the degree program in Canada and USA.
Award Details: An MMMF grant covers only a portion of the total costs for an academic year.
Application Deadline: January

25.Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries in USA, 2017

Scholarship Provider: International Peace Research Association Foundation
Eligible Students: 
The Dorothy Senesh Fellowships are available to women from developing countries.
Fellowships are available for pursuing graduate programme.
Award Details: The Fellowships provide $5,000 per year for two years for both women, for a total of $10,000 each.
Application Deadline: Applications are due by January 15, 2016.

26.Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women, 2017

Scholarship Provider: International Peace Research Association Foundation
Eligible Students: 
The Dorothy Senesh Fellowships are available to women from developing countries who have completed a Bachelor’s degree
Courses: Fellowships are available for pursuing graduate programme.
Award Details: 
The Fellowships provide $5,000 per year for two years for both women, for a total of $10,000 each.
Application Deadline: January

27. Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries in USA, 2017

Scholarship Provider: International Foundation for Science (IFS)
Eligible Students: 
Citizens of following developing countries.
 Grants are available for pursuing research programme.
Award Details: Individual Research grants are awarded on merit in amounts up to USD 12,000 for one to three years.
Application Deadline: The deadline for submission of research grant applications is December

28.PROVIA Visiting Fellowship Programme, 2017

Scholarship Provider: The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) and START
Eligible Students: The fellowship is open to professionals and researchers whose work involves designing, implementing, or promoting adaptation solutions.
Courses: Fellowship is available for four weeks residential programme at the host institution.
Award Details: It provides travel (airfare, visa application fee, and airport transfer) and accommodation (housing, daily subsistence allowance) expenses for this fellowship will be covered.
Application Deadline:November

29.IRO Doctoral Scholarship for Developing Countries Students in Belgium, 2017

Scholarship Provider: Catholic University of Leuven’s Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation, Belgium
Eligible Students: 
The candidate must hold an academic qualification at least equivalent to a high distinction.
Courses: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD program at KU Leuven
Award Details: The scholarship includes monthly basic amount $1,671.4 (75% of the net salary of an assistant) paid at the end of each month for doctoral students and $1,181.2 paid at the beginning of each month
Application Deadline: November

30.Global Change Leaders Scholarship Program for Developing Countries, 2017

Scholarship Provider: The Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University
Eligible Students: This program is targeted to emerging women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issues
Courses: It is a seven-week education program at Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership.
Award Details: The Global Change Leaders program provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals.
Application Deadline: December

31. 2017 Commonwealth Medical Fellowships in UK

Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Eligible Students: 
Applicant must have qualified as a doctor or dentist between 1 October 2006 and 30 September 2009, or before 1 October 2001
Courses: Fellowships are available to doctors and dentists to enable them to spend between three and six months at a UK hospital.
Award Details: Each fellowship provides research support grant, payable to your host university hospital
Application Deadline: November

32.Commonwealth Academic Fellowships for Mid-Career Academics in UK, 2017

Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Eligible Students: 
Applicant must be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
Courses: Fellowships are awarded for early career academics to spend three months undertaking research and updating their skills at any approved UK university or higher education institution.
Award Details: Each fellowship provides grant towards the cost of preparing reports and other written work
Application Deadline:  November

33.2017-2018 IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Research, France

Scholarship Provider: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Eligible Students: Candidates are required to have finished their doctoral degree (Ph.D.) within five years of the closing date.
Courses: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers to complete their training at the IARC in France.
Award Details: The annual stipend is currently 33 000 Euros and will be paid monthly in advance.
Application Deadline: 30 November

34.TWAS-icipe Fellowship Program, 2017

Scholarship Provider: The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)
Eligible Students: Applicant must be permanent residents in a developing country (other than Kenya)
Courses: Fellowships are available for undertaking PhD or postdoctoral studies.
Award Details: 
Icipe will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance.
Application Deadline:  September

35.SFIAR Awards for Developing Countries Students in Switzerland, 2017

Scholarship Provider: The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR)
Eligible Students: Applicant has appropriate linkages in developing countries.
This award is available for pursuing PhD or postdoctoral level.
Award Details: The prize sum of the SFIAR Award is CHF 5’000 for a PhD or Post Doc project and CHF 10’000 for a team project. 
Application Deadline:

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  1. My names are isezerano Olivia ,I live in Zambia ,I completed high school 2016 but couldn’t further my studies in the university due to financial problems , please help me.your positive consideration will be highly [email protected]

  2. My Name is Jacob Mucheyi from Zimbabwe, AfricaI am enrolled at Sturling University in Scoland, UK for a Masters in Big Data to start in September 2019. I need a fully funded Scholarship to pursue my studies. Thank you for this helpful programme.


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