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10 Prestigious Scholarships for the Best International Students

If you are an international student who is intelligent, skilled, or ambitious, the top scholarships are available to you. Here is a list of the ten most prestigious international scholarship programs available to the world’s brightest international students.

Government-funded International Scholarships

Fulbright Scholarships (USA)
The Fulbright Scholarship Program is the United States Government’s main international exchange scholarship program with 155 nations. Approximately 1,800 Fulbright scholarships are offered each year to outstanding foreign students wishing to pursue a Masters or PhD degree in the United States. The Fulbright Scholarship Program covers tuition, textbooks, flights, a living stipend, and health insurance for the period of the study.

Chevening Scholarships (UK)
The Chevening Scholarships are the British Government’s flagship global scholarship program. Every year, it awards scholarships to over 1000 outstanding students from over 130 countries who want to continue postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. Chevening Scholarships are full scholarships that cover tuition, a monthly stipend, different one-time allowances, and international travel to and from the United Kingdom.

Australia Awards Scholarships (Australia)
Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), offer full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions to people from developing countries, particularly those in the Indo-Pacific region.

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program seeks to attract the top international students for master’s and doctoral degree programs at participating French universities. Eiffel scholarship recipients receive a monthly stipend that does not cover tuition. Furthermore, the scholarship covers a variety of extra fees such as a return trip, health insurance, and cultural activities.


University-funded International Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prominent international scholarships available to international students worldwide. The scholarships are full-fee prizes for graduate study and research at the University of Cambridge in any discipline. The award covers academic fees, living expenses, flights, and other expenses. Each year, approximately 100 new Gates Scholars are named.

Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford (UK)
The Clarendon Scholarship Fund is a prestigious graduate scholarship initiative at the University of Oxford that awards approximately 140 new scholarships each year to qualified graduate applicants (including overseas students).Clarendon Scholarships are awarded at the University of Oxford on the basis of academic excellence and promise in all degree-bearing subjects at the graduate level. The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition and college fees, as well as a significant grant for living expenses.

Knight-Hennesy Scholars Program at Stanford University (USA)
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of future leaders from around the world and guides them as they prepare to confront society’s challenging concerns. The grants are for full-time Masters and PhD programs at Stanford in any subject. Knight-Hennessy Scholars are awarded a fellowship that is applied immediately to tuition and fees, a stipend for living and academic expenses, and a travel grant.

Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University (China)
Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship developed to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the twenty-first century, with the goal of preparing the next generation of global leaders. Through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University, the program will provide the world’s top and brightest students with the opportunity to strengthen their leadership abilities and professional networks. Tuition and fees, lodging and board, travel to and from Beijing at the start and conclusion of the academic year, an in-country study tour, required course materials and supplies, a Lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend are all covered by the scholarship.


Institute-funded International Scholarships

Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants (Various Countries)
Rotary Foundation Global Grant scholarships are available from the Rotary Foundation. For one to four academic years, the grant pays for graduate-level courses or research. A global grant scholarship has a minimum budget of $30,000.

Joint Japan World Bank Scholarships (Various Countries)
The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) funds graduate studies leading to a master’s degree at prestigious universities around the world for students from developing nations. Scholars are expected to return home and contribute to their country’s progress. The award covers travel expenses, tuition, and a monthly stipend.

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) PhD Scholarships in Metabolic Engineering

University Of Birmingham Global Scholarships For International Students, 2023/24