Top 12 ongoing scholarships for international students that you must not miss (Part I)


Top 12 ongoing scholarships for international students that you must not miss (Part I)

  1. Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme – Hong Kong


Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities.


Deadline: December 1, 2017


  1. The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program – Canada


The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity. It supports young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration.


Deadline: October 13, 2017


  1. Master of Science Programme in Sanitation- The Netherlands


In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft) launches a new Master of Science Programme in Sanitation.


Deadline: November 15, 2017


  1. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS)- Canada


The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.


Deadline: November 1, 2017


  1. DAAD scholarships (Development-Related Postgraduate Courses, EPOS) – Germany


The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialised countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.


See all the eligible courses, requirements and other important information here:


Deadline: October 2017 through March 2018


  1. TU Delft Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships 2018/2019 – The Netherlands


TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships every year. Our aim is to stimulate excellent students from Sub-Saharan countries and strengthen our relationship with the countries they come from.


Deadline: February 1, 2018


  1. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2018–2019 Academic Year – Switzerland


Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.


Check for the requirements and deadline for your country here:—z.html


Deadline: November 30, 2017 (Nigeria)


8.      Chevening Scholarships (Nigeria) – UK


Chevening is the UK government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK.


For prospective students from other countries, click here:


Deadline: November 7, 2017


  1. The KAUST Fellowship – Saudi Arabia


The KAUST Fellowship is the general scholarship program of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). All admitted students receive the benefits of the KAUST Fellowship which supports students for the duration of their graduate studies.


For questions, see:


Deadline: Not specified


10.  Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2018 – Ireland


This programme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD (either traditional or structured), in any discipline, at eligible higher education institutions in Ireland.


Deadline: November 1, 2017


  1. Korean Government Scholarship Program – South Korea


To provide international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries.


Application opens: Sept 2017 (Undergraduate scholarships); Feb 2018 (Graduate scholarships)


  1. *Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK – UK


Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries.


*Note: This scholarship and other strategic Commonwealth Scholarships for developing countries open later in September 2017. For more information, please see


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Kunlere Idowu

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