Scholarships for Developing Countries

International Scholarships for Developing Countries Students

While most international students are full-fee paying students, another option is to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are offered by the Governments, education institutions and a number of other organisations.  They cover various educational sectors, including vocational education and training, student exchanges, undergraduate and postgraduate study degree programs and research.

DevelopingCareer.com helps students find Scholarships and Grants and is a key resource for students interested in studying abroad. Here we have compiled some of the best scholarships available to apply for international students.

Scholarship Program: OPEC Scholarship for Developing Countries, Austria
Employer: OPEC
Level of study: mid-career professional
Brief Scholarship Description: The Scholarship Award aspires to contribute to the continued efforts undertaken by other global aid agencies toward creating a new cadre of highly qualified and skilled human resources in the eligible countries. It also recognizes distinguished and promising candidates with a great potential to make a positive change in their own countries. Furthermore, the Fund has the intention of making this Scholarship one of the highly prestigious awards by identifying and nurturing outstanding students and young employees.
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Scholarship Program: Newcastle University Nigeria Scholarships
Employer: Newcastle University
Level of study: postgraduate taught degree or research
Brief Scholarship Description: The International Office is delighted to announce 2 Newcastle University Nigeria Scholarship (NU Nigeria Scholarship) awards. These are available for high achieving Nigerian students applying for entry onto postgraduate taught degree or research programmes within the Faculties of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE), and Medical Sciences (FMS) commencing their studies in September 2012.  Each scholarship will have a value of £3,000, payable towards the first year of tuition fees.
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Scholarship Program: TWAS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Employer: governments and national organizations in developing countries
Level of study: postdoctoral research
Brief Scholarship Description: The National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT), Mexico City, Mexico, and TWAS offer fellowships for scientists from developing countries (other than Mexico) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in the natural sciences.
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Scholarship Program: The Julius Nyerere Scholarship at University of Edinburgh
Employer: University of Edinburgh
Level of study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: The Julius Nyerere Scholarship was set up in 2009 in memory of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere who led Tanganyika to independence in 1961 and became the first prime minister and later president of Tanzania. Nyerere received a scholarship in 1949 to attend the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a Masters of Arts degree that saw him study courses in English, Political Economy, Social Anthropology, British History, Economic History, Constitutional Law, and Moral Philosophy.
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Scholarship Program: Ghana High Commission Scholarship at Coventry University, UK
Employer: Coventry University
Level of study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: In association with the Ghana High Commissioner for the UK and the Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) Coventry University are delighted to offer a limited number of full tuition fee scholarships for Ghanaian nationals.
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Scholarship Program: Scholarships for university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries
Employer: College of Europe
Level of study: University graduates
Brief Scholarship Description: The EU (European Commission/DG Education and Culture) offers a large number of scholarships to university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for post-graduate studies at the College of Europe.
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Scholarship Program: Tibet Scholarship
Employer: Central European University
Level of study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: Central European University is pleased to announce a scholarship for Tibetan students to study toward any MA or MS degree at CEU. The Tibet Scholarship Program will fund up to two talented scholars of Tibetan origin for their graduate studies at Central European University in a one-year or two-year MA or MS degree program.
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Scholarship Program: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships
Employer: Loughborough University
Level of study: University graduates
Brief Scholarship Description: Loughborough University is delighted to announce full-fee scholarships for international full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa. The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and University funds.
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Scholarship Program: IDB-Oxford Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford
Employer: University of Oxford
Level of study: Graduate
Brief Scholarship Description: The combined IDB-Oxford Clarendon Scholarship will cover tuition fees and college fees in full as well as providing a grant for living expenses. Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. The continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.
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Scholarship Program: UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme
Employer: UNESCO
Level of study: Bachelor’s or M.Sc. degrees
Brief Scholarship Description: The Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the International Institute of the Polish Academy of Science/European Regional Centre of Ecohydrology under the auspice of UNESCO and University of Lodz, are placing at the disposal of UNESCO one (1) fellowship of six months duration.
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Scholarship Program: Scholarship Programme for Ghanaian Students
Employer: French Embassy
Level of study: Masters and PhD program
Brief Scholarship Description: Within the framework of academic cooperation between France and Ghana, the French Embassy in Accra will offer some scholarships of excellence to Ghanaian students at Master and PhD levels for 2012-2013.
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Scholarship Program: ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Scholarship at Tan Tao University, Viteman
Employer: ASEAN
Level of study: Undergraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: The ASEAN-BAC Scholarship program aims to foster “ASEAN youths with ASEAN hearts”, and is a way for the private sector of ASEAN to continually contribute towards the enhancement of “People-to-People Connectivity’ (P2P).
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Scholarship Program: Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program
Employer: Emerging Leaders in the Americas
Level of study: Undergraduate and graduate students
Brief Scholarship Description: ELAP Scholarships provide students with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels. As part of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, select graduate-level students will be invited to participate in a study tour focused on Canadian democratic governance and civil society or other key priority areas.
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Scholarship Program: University of Sheffield and UKEAS Taiwan Joint Scholarship
Employer: University of Sheffield and UKEAS Taiwan
Level of study: Masters
Brief Scholarship Description: The University of Sheffield and UKEAS Taiwan have been offering this scholarship for the last 3 years.The eligibility for the postgraduate scholarships is limited to applicants intending to study full-time for a one-year Masters degree at University of Sheffield (MA, MSc, MEd, MBA, LLM, MLitt, MArch, MIM) who are natinals of Taiwan.
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Scholarship Program: Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship
Employer: Ajinomoto
Level of study: Masters
Brief Scholarship Description: This program enables students from five ASEAN countries (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam) wishing to enroll in a master’s course (major in one of the sciences) at the University of Tokyo, to secure scholarships before their arrival in Japan.
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Scholarship Program: Geoffrey Copland Scholarship
Employer: University of Westminster
Level of study: Postgraduate degree
Brief Scholarship Description: Dr Geoffrey Copland retired as the Vice-Chancellor in July 2007, and this scholarship is named for him in recognition of his unfailing support for the scholarships programme.
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Scholarship Program: SEARCA Graduate Scholarship
Employer: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization
Level of study: Masters and PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: SEARCA scholars may study at any of the following universities:
• Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
• Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
• Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
• Kasetsart University, Thailand
• University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños, Philippines Other reputable universities outside the University Consortium but within the Southeast Asian region may also serve as study posts of scholars under special arrangements and project agreements.
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Scholarship Program: CDSSEA Scholarship
Employer: Chulalongkorn University
Level of study: Postgraduate degree
Brief Scholarship Description: The Consortium of Development Studies in Southeast Asia (CDSSEA) is awarding scholarships to candidates from Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand who would like to pursue a Master’s degree in development studies in Thailand. Under the CDSSEA scholarship Program, applicants can choose to study on one of three leading development programs, namely: the Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) at Chulalongkorn University, the Master of Arts in Sustainable Development (MASD) at Chiang Mai University or the Master of Science in Gender and Development Studies (MGDS) at the Asian Institute of Technology.
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Scholarship Program: Extra-Regional Scholarship
Employer: Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility
Level of study: Masters-level
Brief Scholarship Description: Through its Scholarship/Professional Development Programme of the wider CCRIF Technical Assistance Programme, CCRIF is providing three scholarships annually for students pursuing a Masters or MBA programme in a number of pre-identified areas.
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Scholarship Program: Okazaki Kaheita Scholarship for Asian Countries
Employer: Foundation of Okazaki Kaheita
Level of study: Postgraduate degree
Brief Scholarship Description: The period of the scholarship will be three years, including one year of Japanese language study at a Japanese language school specified by the foundation or one year of auditing a postgraduate course, followed by two years of graduate level study.
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