There is a far greater number of postgraduate, than undergraduate, scholarships out there. And despite the large number of PhD Scholarships for international students available, a good number of these scholars and students seem to continue to find it difficult finding appropriate PhD scholarship.
Study & Scholarships has compiled a list of doctoral scholarships for international students. We hope to continue updating this list as time goes by. It is important to note that most PhD funding from Universities come in the form of teaching assignments or involves carrying out a research.
Top Doctoral Scholarships for International Students
- Academy Scholars Program (USA)
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, an academy of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, sponsors the Academy Scholars Program. This program is open to all recent PhD recipients and doctoral candidates. Academy Scholars receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. Application materials are usually expected to arrive by October 1...read more.
- Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue full-time postgraduate degree study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. Aside its core funding, it also provides additional discretionary funding. There are two application rounds: Round 1 for US citizens in the USA; AND Round 2 for citizens of all countries other than USA (except the UK)...read more.
Also see: Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme, and
===> Schlumberger Cambridge International Scholarships
- Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford (UK)
The Clarendon Fund, University of Oxford flagship scholarship scheme, are available for all full-time and part-time graduate degrees at the University of Oxford. It is awarded to graduate students from all around the world on the basis of academic excellence and potential. Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous annual grant for living expenses. If you apply for a full- or part-time master's or DPhil course at Oxford by the January deadline for your course, you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship...read more.
Also see: Rhodes Scholarships
- Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships (UK)
Each year, the Graduate School at the University of Warwick awards the Chancellor’s International Scholarships to the most outstanding international PhD applicants of any nationality and in any discipline offered at Warwick. The scholarship covers the full payment of overseas tuition fees and maintenance allowance throughout the whole period of the PhD programme, usually three / three and a half years. All applications should have been received by mid-January...read more.
- Nottingham Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Research Excellence (UK)
The University of Nottingham's Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships for Research Excellence aim to recognize and reward applications from outstanding international students who wish to pursue a PhD or MPhil research programme at the Nottingham. The scholarship is a full tuition fee award covering the whole duration of research study. Closing date for application is usually mid-March...read more.
- Adelaide Scholarships International (Australia)
The Adelaide Scholarships International aims to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort. The scholarship The ASI provides course tuition fees AND an annual living allowance. Applications come in 3 rounds...read more.
Also see: University of Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarships (AGRS)
===> Adelaide International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
- University of Sydney International Research Scholarships (Australia)
The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree to apply for its International Research Scholarship. This aims to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University's research activities. The scholarship cover tuition fees and living allowance for upto 3 years. Application deadlines are usually July ending or mid-December...read more.
- Melbourne Research Scholarships (Australia)
The Melbourne Research Scholarship was established by the University of Melbourne and is awarded to high achieving domestic and international research students. The University awards over 300 scholarships per year. The benefits of this Scholarship vary depending on your circumstance and may include one or more of the following: a fortnightly living allowance, a relocation allowance, and limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave OR Full fee remission (international students only) OR Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership (international students only). The University assesses applications for scholarships on an ongoing basis...read more.
Also see: Melbourne Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
===> Melbourne International Research Scholarships
- University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships(Canada)
The UMGF Fellowships are merit-based awards that are offered and open to international students registered as full-time graduate students regardless of nationality or discipline. The fellowships are valued at $18,000 (for Ph.D.) for a 12 month period. Deadline dates vary per faculty...read more.
- IRO Doctoral Scholarship Programme at K.U. Leuven (Belgium)
Each academic year, K.U. Leuven offers scholarships to deserving students from developing countries to do their PhD in the largest university in Flanders, Belgium. The scholarships offers a monthly allowance, housing allowance, waived tuition fee, health insurance, accident insurance, and return tickets. Application usually ends around early November...read more.
- Erik Bleumink Scholarships at University of Groningen (Netherlands)
(No longer offered for PhD, now ONLY available for Masters)
The Eric Bleumink Fund provides financial support to PhD students from developing countries wishing to pursue a doctorate at the University of Groningen. The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance. All applications must be completed on or before 1st December...read more.