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Top 10 Scholarships in the World that Will Help You Study Abroad for Free

Daniel Campos

Moving abroad to study can often be an expensive adventure to embark on. Tuition fees, accommodation, living costs, and so many other things usually make it impossible for lots of students to even dream of a degree in another country.

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However, some students are so talented and show so much potential, that numerous institutions across the world want to invest in these young people and help them fulfill their dreams. Scholarships make the world a better place for students. And here are the top 10 Scholarships in the world that will help you to study abroad for free:

1. Erasmus+ (Europe)

The Erasmus+ programme shares Uniplaces’ vision: to promote international student mobility. The programme was born from 7 other existing EU sponsorships, and provides students, teachers and institutions across Europe with €14.7 billion over the course of seven years.

2. Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship aims at international Master’s and PhD students who want to study in France. The programme gives students a monthly allowance of 1,181€, as well as a return trip to their home country and social security cover.

3. Chevening Scholarships (UK)

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Chevening Scholarship is the UK’s global sponsorship programme. 1500 students from Chevening-eligible countries, who want to study in the UK, can get cover for their tuition fees, a monthly allowance, a return flight to their home country, as well as a few other grants.

4. Endeavour Postgraduate Awards (Australia)

The Endeavour Scholarship is for students who are looking to complete a Master’s or PhD degree in Australia. The awards provide students with full financial support, including tuition fees, a travel allowance, monthly allowance, as well as travel and health insurance. Perfect for those wanting to study Down Under!

5. Fulbright Scholarships (USA)

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides up to 4000 international students with full financial support for their studying adventure in the United States.

6. The Gates Millennium Scholarship (USA)

Sponsored by Bill Gates’s The Gates Foundation, this scholarship covers the entire expenses of 1000 students. Wherever they’re studying in the US, the Gates Millennium Scholarship will pay for their tuition fees and accommodation.

7. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)

550 international students can be granted a scholarship by the Swedish Institute to pursue a Master’s degree in Sweden. The scholarship aids students by covering for their entire tuition fees, living expenses, partial travel grant, and insurance.

8. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships (Global)

The JJ/WBGSP is for students from developing countries who want to do a Master’s abroad, and then return to their home country to contribute towards its development. The scholarship funds the students’ tuition fees, accommodation, health insurance, and also gives them a monthly allowance to cover for living costs.

9. Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants (Global)

The Rotary Foundation is all about global mobility. This scholarship is aimed at any student wanting to study away from their home country. Scholarships start from $30,000 and cover all travel and academic expenses, including tuition, accommodation and board, supplies, and language courses.

10. Uniplaces Scholarship (Global)

The Uniplaces Scholarship is funded by Uniplaces. Wherever students come from, wherever they are going to study, the Uniplaces Scholarship will cover for the accommodation costs of 10 students for a whole semester.

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These are our Top 10 Scholarships in the world, but there are so many more you could be eligible for. What are you waiting for? Start applying and go study abroad for free!


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