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Brief description: The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the US and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.

American University
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 15 Dec 2018 (annual)
Study in: USA
Course starts August 2019

Host Institution(s): American University, Washington DC, USA

Level/Field(s) of study: Any undergraduate study offered at the University

Number of Scholarships: One (1) scholarship is available

Target group: The scholarships are targeted to international students from any country who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and board). The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses (approximately U.S. $4,000).

It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance.

Eligibility:

Preference will be given to:

    1. International students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and underrepresented global and socioeconomic backgrounds.
    2. A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades.
    3. A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service and to advancing the needs of people in their home country.
    4. Students with a 95+ TOEFL iBT, 7.0+ IELTS, 600+ paper-based TOEFL (taken on or prior to May 31, 2017), or sub-scores of 24+ on the paper-based TOEFL (Taken after 31 May 2017).
    5. Students who are still enrolled in secondary/high school and graduating by June 2019.
    6. Important: Students in the IB system should plan to graduate with a full IB diploma with at lease 3 HL subjects. Students studying in the British A-Levels system must complete at least 3 A levels and finish 13 years of study before August 2019.

You are NOT eligible to apply if:

– You are a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen of the U.S. and another country.

– You are enrolled in or have already begun any post-secondary studies at another university in your home country or the United States.

– You graduated secondary school earlier than 2017.

Application instructions:

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2018.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.american.edu/admissions/international/egls.cfm

Brief description: The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master’s and doctoral) at the George Washington University who will return to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at the GW. The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries.

George Washington University
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 8 Feb 2019 (annual)
Study in:  USA
Course starts Sept 2019

Host Institution(s): George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Field of study: Masters and Doctoral programs under the following schools offered at Foggy Bottom campus :

  • • College of Professional Studies
  • • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • • Graduate School of Education and Human Development
  • • School of Business (Executive Education program is not eligible)
  • • School of Engineering and Applied Science

Number of Awards:

3

Target group:

Students from the following countries or regions:

  • • China (PRC)
  • • Cambodia
  • • Eastern Europe
  • • Laos
  • • Latin America
  • • The Caribbean
  • • Mongolia
  • • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • • U.S.S.R. Successor States
  • • Vietnam

Scholarship value/duration:

The award will cover up to 18 credit hours. The grantee is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses, and must provide certification of this support.

A Fellowship is renewable each year for a cumulative maximum of three years for Master’s candidates and up to five years for doctoral candidate.

Eligibility:

Students holding or intending to apply for an F-1 visa  and who are from the following countries or regions: China (PRC), Cambodia, Eastern Europe, Laos, Latin America, The Caribbean, Mongolia, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S.S.R. Successor States, Vietnam, are eligible to apply.

This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country. Please note that permanent residents, resident aliens and U.S. Citizens are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must have an F-1 (J-1 visa for Fulbright applicants only), no exceptions.

Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified incoming GW full-time graduate degree program seeking students who have gained admission to the University and whose program is on the main Foggy Bottom Campus.

As part of the admissions process, applicants must have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the internet based exam, or an IELTS overall band score of 7.5 (with no individual band below 6.0).

Application instructions:

Students need to apply for admission separately through the online process. No Fellowship applicants will be considered who have not completed the admissions application, including payment of their application fee.

Applicants must apply via the online submissions portal by the deadline, 8 February 2019, 12:00 PM (NOON) EST. Instructions on how to apply through the portal can be found here.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online submissions portal and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.gwu.edu/~fellows/fellowships/global_leaders.html

Brief description: Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

British Government/FCO
Masters Degree

Deadline: 6 Nov 2018 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts Sept/Oct 2019

Host Institution(s): Any university in the UK

Level/Field(s) of study: Full-time taught Masters Degree Programme in any subject

Number of Awards: Around 1,500 scholarships globally will be offered.

Target group: The scholarships are targeted to citizens of Chevening-eligible countries.  See the official website for complete list of countries eligible for Chevening scholarships.

Scholarship value/inclusions: A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly living allowance, an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants and allowances to cover essential expenditure.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

•  Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country.

•  Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended

•  Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a post-graduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK

•  Have at least two years’ work experience

•  Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 11 July 2019

•  Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 11 July 2019 either by taking an English language test or claiming an exemption based on the UKVI exempt categories

Application instructions:

Applications for Chevening Awards can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on your country’s page. Applications close on  12:00 GMT, 6 November 2018.

It is important to visit your individual country page at the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.chevening.org/

Brief description: University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente.

Two scholarships can be awarded to UTS recipients: Kipaji Scholarship and Professor de Winter Scholarship. These scholarships have additional requirements.

University of Twente
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb/1 May 2019 (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts Sept 2019

Host Institution(s): Univesity of Twente, The Netherlands

Level/Field(s) of study:

Qualifying Master’s Programmes offered at the University:

  • · Applied Mathematics
  • · Applied Physics
  • · Biomedical Engineering
  • · Business Administration
  • · Business Information Technology
  • · Chemical Engineering
  • · Civil Engineering and Management
  • · Communication Studies
  • · Computer Science
  • · Construction Management and Engineering
  • · Educational Science and Technology
  • · Electrical Engineering
  • · Embedded Systems
  • · Environmental and Energy Management
  • · European Studies
  • · Health Sciences
  • · Human Media Interaction
  • · Industrial Design Engineering
  • · Industrial Engineering and Management
  • · Internet Science & Technology
  • · Mechanical Engineering
  • · Nanotechnology
  • · Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
  • · Psychology
  • · Public Administration
  • · Sustainable Energy Technology
  • · Systems and Control

Number of Scholarships:

Approximately 50

Target group:

International students from both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship value ranges from € 3,000 – € 25,000 for one year. In case of a two-year study programme, students can receive an additional UTS of an amount equal to that in the first year when they meet the process requirements for the UTS.

Eligibility:

To qualify for a UTS, candidates must fulfil all of the following requirements below:

• Application for an UT scholarship is a procedure separate from the application for course entry at the University of Twente. Regardless of funding, you will need to gain an admission letter first.

• You have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying UT Master programmes starting in the academic year 2019/2020 (September). Please note: After completion of your application, it may take up to 8 weeks before you receive the results.

• You must have a studentnumber.

• You have not graduated from a UT graduate programme;

• You comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable);

• You comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills

• You are not eligible for a Dutch study loan;

• The University Twente Scholarship is a scholarship for excellent students. Typically this means that you belong to the best 5 to 10 percent of your class

Application instructions:

Applications opens 1 October 2018 (Round 1) and 2 February 2019 (Round 2) 

In order to apply for this scholarship, you already need to be (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying Master programmes. Applications are done online. The deadline for Round 1 applications is 1 February 2019 while the deadline for Round 2 applications is 1 May 2019.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to start the application process and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/scholarship-finder/university-of-twente-scholarship/

Brief description: The Ampère Scholarships of Excellence provide excellent international students with the opportunity to pursue one of the eligible Masters programs offered at ENS de Lyon.

ENS de Lyon
Masters Degree

Deadline: 10 Jan 2019 (annual)
Study in: France
Course starts September 2019

Host Institution(s): ENS de Lyon, France

Level and Field(s) of study: All Masters Degree Progammes in Exact Sciences, the Arts or the Human and Social Sciences offered at ENS de Lyon (except FEADép Master’s programs)

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Target group: International students

Scholarship value/duration: The scholarship is 1000€ per month for 1-2 years.

Eligibility:

You must be an international student. Contact the institution for eligibility requirements.

Application instructions:

To apply, you must complete and submit the online application form and upload supporting documents by 10 January 2019, 11.59 pm (Time at Lyon – France).

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://international.ens-lyon.fr/grants-and-scholarships-279258.kjsp?RH=TEMP-INTER

Brief description: Five scholarships will be awarded in 2019 to students who are citizens of one of 143 countries (link below). The scholarship comprises a full tuition fee waiver and is funded by the the Adlerbert Foundations.

Host Institution(s): Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden

Level/Field(s) of study: Unrestricted – all of the current Master’s Programmes at Chalmers

Number of Scholarships: 50

Target group: Citizens of 143 developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fees (4 semesters/2 year programme)

Eligibility:

The scholarships are open to 1st year Master’s programme applicants and citizens of these eligible countries.

The selection is based on the applicants’ relative academic excellence, which primarily includes weighted average grade but also home University’s stature (including position on global ranking lists) and priority order of the application for Chalmers Master’s Programmes.

Application instructions:

To apply, you must first make an online application to one or several Master’s programmes at Chalmers at the website universityadmissions.se. Each applicant is assigned an 8 digit application number (from your application for Master’s programmes at universityadmissions.se) and this number is required in order to complete the scholarship application. The deadline for scholarship applications is 15 January 2019.

It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.chalmers.se/en/education/fees-finance/Pages/Adlerbert-Study-Scholarships.aspx

Brief description: Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarships after the founder of Sciences Po in order to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union who are first time applicants and who have been admitted to an Undergraduate or Master’s programme offered at the University.

Host Institution(s): Sciences Po University, Paris, France

Level/Fields of study: Bachelors or Masters Programme offered at the University

Number of Awards: Not specified.

Target group: Non-EU international students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Undergraduate Level
The Emile Boutmy Undergraduate Programme can take different forms ranging from €3,000 to €12,300 for 3 years of undergraduate study. On an exceptional basis, a scholarship of €19,000 may be granted to cover the three years of College.

Masters Level
The Emile Boutmy Master’s Programme can take different forms – either a grant of €10,000 per year to cover tuition fees for the two years of the Masters or a tuition grant of €5,000 per year for the two years of the Masters.

Eligibility:

Eligible students are those, first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master’s programme.

This scholarship is awarded based on factors of excellence and according to the type of profile sought for this programme. Social criteria are also taken into account.

Application instructions:

Students must indicate that they are applying for the Emile-Boutmy scholarship in the “Financial information” section of their Sciences Po application. Students will also be required to include proof of income and documents explaining their family situation. For the academic year 2019-2020, the deadline for undergraduate programmes is 8 April 2019 while the deadline for Master’s programmes is 3 January 2019.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.sciencespo.fr/students/en/fees-funding/financial-aid/emile-boutmy-scholarship

Brief description: International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit may apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP).  The ICSP scholarship has a cultural service component which requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and UO students, faculty and staff.

University of Oregon
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb 2019 (annual)
Study in: USA
Course starts 2019

Host Institution(s): Oregon University, USA

Field(s) of study: Eligible programmes offered at the University

Number of Scholarships: Not specified.

Target group: International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit

Scholarship value/inclusions: Tuition-waiver scholarship ranging from 0 – 15 non-resident academic credits per term.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be admissible or fully admitted to the University of Oregon. New students must apply for admission to the UO for 2019-20 by 15 January 2019.
  2. Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible to receive U.S. federal financial assistance.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement.

ICSP students agree to complete 80 hours per year of cultural service as required by the program.

Application instructions:

To apply for admission click here. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2019.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://isss.uoregon.edu/icsp/application

Brief description: The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.

Utrecht University – Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 February (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Next course starts Sept 2019

Host Institution(s): Utrecht University, Netherlands

Level/Field of study: Eligible International Master’s programmes offered by the University. Not all programmes participate, please check www.uu.nl/masters > master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity.

Number of Awards: Approximately 20-25 scholarships are available.

Target group: Non-EU/EEA International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as tuition fees OR tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses. As the grant is not automatically a full scholarship, it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance your studies and stay completely.

The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the degree programme, which is one or two years, depending on the degree programme. The scholarship will only be renewed for the second year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must:

  • •  Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class
  • •  Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
  • •  Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands
  • •  Have applied for an eligible international master’s programme with a start date of 1 September 2019.

Application instructions:

Your application for a scholarship will only be processed if you have submitted an application for a Master’s programme as well.   After submitting an application for the Master’s programme, non-EU/EEA students will have the option to submit an application for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship.

Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 1 February. Please note that in some cases you may need to apply before 1 December; check the ‘When to apply’ section under Admission and application of your master’s programme.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht-excellence-scholarships

Related Scholarships: List of Scholarship Programs in Netherlands

Brief description: The Endeavour Postgraduate Leadership Award provides financial support for international applicants to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to 2 years for Masters and 4 years for PhD.

Australian Gov’t
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 Nov 2018 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts March-Nov 2019

Host Institution(s): Universities or Higher Educations Institutions in Australia.

Level/Field(s) of Study: Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study

Number of Awards: Not specified.

Target group: International students from Americas, Asia, Africa, Carribean, Europe, Middle East and the Pacific.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: All successful Individual short and long term Endeavour Leaders will receive AU$3,000 per month as a stipend (maximum amount of AU$36,000 per calendar year paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)

Successful Individual Endeavour Leaders are also eligible for:

•  travel allowance of up to AU$3,000 (with provision to pay up to AU$4,500 under special circumstances)
•  establishment allowance of between AU$2,000 and AU$4,000, dependent on category and duration of Award
•  health insurance for the full category duration (Overseas Student Health Cover [OSHC] for international recipients)
•  travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients)

International Endeavour leaders undertaking postgraduate qualifications (Masters or PhD) are eligible to receive tuition fees of up to AU$30,000 per calendar year, paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees.

The duration of the scholarship is up to 2 years for a Masters and up to 4 years for a PhD.

Eligibility:

To participate in the ELP, individual applicants must:

• not be undertaking their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency  (International Individual Endeavour Leaders must undertake their activity in Australia and not hold citizenship/dual citizenship or be a permanent resident of Australia.)

•  be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity

•  not be in receipt of any other Australian Government sponsored mobility, scholarship or fellowship benefits

Application instructions:

As part of the eligibility requirements, applicants must submit a letter of admission (offer letter) for a Masters or Graduate Diploma leading into a Masters course or for a PhD course at an Australian university for the 2019 academic year

Applications are submitted through the Endeavour Online (EOL) system. Applications will  close at 11.59 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDT) on 15 November 2018.

It is important to read the 2019 Application Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Endeavour%20program/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Pages/default.aspx