Top 10 global scholarship opportunities for international students

Top 10 global scholarship opportunities for international students

The easiest way to relocate abroad is via the study route. The benefits of studying abroad are enormous, thus:

You get world-class knowledge, exposure, skill-set and experience needed to thrive in the corporate world. 

Enhance your network internationally and gives room and opportunity for partnerships.

Develop your confidence.

Learn about new culture and perspective. Improve your cognition.

Expands your horizon and opens up a world of new career opportunities. 

You have a higher chance of securing global opportunities and acing your career.

The study route is actually an easy and sure pathway of working and relocating abroad (for those who want to relocate).

It gives you the leverage and opportunity to transition to permanent residency subsequently.

And lots more...

Studying abroad don't have to be cumbersome.

You do not need IELTS or GRE to study abroad.

Some institutions allow you to pay your tuition installmentally.

You can work part time while studying to take care of your living expenses and gain relevant international work experience.

Study visa can change your life. It is quite understandable that a lot of prospective students want to further their studies abroad but don't have the necessary funds to and that's why you can consider scholarships and funding opportunities to help simplify the process and make it much easier for you. Here is a curated list of top 10 global scholarship opportunities to consider when setting up your study goals.

Note that these scholarships are global, thus competitive which requires you to put in a competitive and winning application. Revamp your application documents to international winning standard and put in a strong application. You can as well reach out to me for guidance. Would be glad to help you ace the process. See you in the DM. Best of luck!


1. Commonwealth Scholarship (United Kingdom)

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 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.

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from eligible lower and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from eligible lower and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.


Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed).

Approved tuition fees: full fees are covered by agreement between the CSC and the UK university, and scholars are not liable to pay for any part of the tuition fee.

Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,236 per month, or £1,516 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at current levels).

Warm clothing allowance, where applicable

Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable.

Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

If you have children and are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £529 per month for the first child, and £131 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK (rates quoted at current levels)

If you share that you have a disability, a full assessment of your needs and eligibility for additional financial support will be offered by the CSC.


2. Chevening Scholarship (United Kingdom)

Chevening Scholarship is a Fully-funded scholarships to undertake any Master's course at any UK university. Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK.

Benefits of Chevening Scholarship:

The Chevening Programme includes a tailored engagement programme creating opportunities for scholars to network with each other as well as alumni, the FCDO, high profile speakers and partner organisations. Award recipients receive:

Payment of tuition fees

Economy travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only

An arrival allowance

The cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only

A departure allowance

A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing, where this is required

A travel top up allowance

A monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. These rates are subject to annual review.


3. Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (Europe)

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters are high-level and integrated study programmes, at master level in different European countries.

Duration of the masters: 1 to 2 academic years.

The scholarship covers full tuition and covers all related education costs including travel, health insurance, living and moving expenses.

Application starts from October and closes around January.


4. Fulbright Scholarship (United States of America)

Fulbright Scholarship 2022-2023 is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scholarship is only offered for masters and PhD studies. Fulbright Foreign Student Program covers full tuition fee, a living stipend, full accommodation fee, airfare and health insurance.

If you are looking to study in USA with fully funded scholarship then this opportunity is a golden chance for you to avail.

The scholarship covers tuition, a living stipend, airfare and health insurance, etc. The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study.


5. Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program (United States of America)

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at The University of Edinburgh provides full scholarships and transformative leadership training to educate and support bright, young African students with a deep, personal commitment to changing the world around them. The Scholarships are designed for Students from Developing Countries, Latin Americans, Africans, ASEAN to study abroad


6. Rhodes Scholarship (United Kingdom)

The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, full time, postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

Rhodes Scholars come to the UK for two or more years and can apply to study most full-time postgraduate courses offered by Oxford University.


7. Rotary Peace Scholarship Program (Australia, England, USA, Japan)

Is a fully-funded fellowship for international participants who are the real advocates of peace and also work for its progression.

The rotary scholarship is awarded each year to up to 130 individuals who exhibit extra ordinary leadership qualities.

Host countries:






Tuition fees will be covered

Room and board

Road-trip transportation

All internship expenses will be provided

Field study expenses will be covered

Health insurance will be covered.


8. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)

Professionals (SISGP), a new scholarship programme which replaces the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) offers scholarships to a large number of master’s programmes at Swedish Universities in the Autumn semester 2022.

The SI Scholarship for Global Professionals aims to develop future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to a positive and sustainable development in their home countries and region.

The SI Scholarship for Global Professionals offers a unique opportunity to develop professionally and academically, experience Swedish society and culture, and build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and other global professionals


The scholarship covers full tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 10,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 10,000-15,000 (only for scholarship holders living outside Sweden).

The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester.

There are no additional grants for family members. It also doesn’t cover the application fee to University Admissions.


9. The Gates Millennium Scholarship (USA)

The fully funded Scholarship by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation intend to help young future leaders realize their own potential to make difference towards a better future.


Tuition fee will be covered

Residential accomodation will be covered

Board and room allowance will be provided.

Transportation cost will be provided.

Other incidental costs will also be covered.


10. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships (Global)

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.

JJWBGSP offers scholarships for Participating Programs at universities in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan. 

A JJWBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Kindly note that all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

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