University of Bradford Scholarships for Developing Countries in Crisis

University of Bradford
Masters Degree

Deadline: 10 June 2013 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2013

Brief description:

The University of Bradford Countries in Crisis Scholarships are intended to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc.

Host Institution(s):

University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Field(s) of study:

Any full-time Master’s Programme (except MBA) offered at University of Bradford

Target group:

Students from the following list of countries are invited to apply for these scholarships. However in extreme circumstances applications from students from other countries will be considered by the panel.

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Lebanon,Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Russia (North Caucasus), Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, United Republic of Timor-Leste, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Full tuition fees and accommodation in The Green will be covered plus £2000 per annum living costs to be paid in October. Each scholarship is worth approximately £20,000.


To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a full-time Master’s programme (not MBA) and be self-funded. Students must be studying based at the University of Bradford i.e. distance learning students are not eligible to apply.

Application instructions:

Please do not apply for this scholarship until you’ve been offered a place to study at the University of Bradford. Only admitted students are eligible for the scholarships. You need to provide a copy of your offer letter with your scholarship application. Deadline for scholarship applications is 10 June 2013.

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


Official Scholarship Website:

Related Scholarships: List of Universities that offer Scholarships for Developing Country Students




Hungarian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students


Hungarian Government

Deadline: 8 April 2013 (annual)
Study in:  Hungary
Course starts AY 2013-2014

Brief description:

Through the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office, the Hungarian Minister of Education and Culture offers scholarships for foreign students and professors of higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian institutions of higher education or research. Scholarships can be applied for under two systems:

Bilateral Agreements: Scholarships are awarded to citizens of countries (and territories) that have a valid/effective educational co-operation programme with Hungary, or a bilateral agreement signed by the Hungarian Government or the Ministry of Education and Culture of Hungary and the relevant ministry of the given country (or territory).

Scholarship Pool: Various types scholarships are available to students from selected countries/territories.

Scholarships are available for (A) semester/partial studies; (B) postgraduate studies – research; (C1) full PhD programmes; (C2) partial PhD studies; (D) postdoctoral studies – research; (E) research stay; and (F) summer courses.

Host Institution(s):

Hungarian Higher Education Institutions

Field(s) of study:

These scholarships allow for study or research in any field of arts and sciences during the granted period at an accredited Hungarian higher education or research institution to be determined in advance.

Target group:

Countries eligible under Scholarship Pool:  Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium,  Brazil,  Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Republic of the Philippines,  Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania,  Singapore,  Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Countries with Bilateral Agreements:  China, Columbia, Mongolia, Palestine,  Yemen, and Vietnam.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

A.  Semester/partial studies (3-10 months)

HUF 40,460 stipend per month, paid by the host institution, and student hostel accommodation in a university residence hall paid by the scholarship-holder.

B.  Postgraduate studies, research (3-21 days or 1-10 months)

HUF 79,200 stipend per month and HUF 70 000 accommodation allowance per month, for scholarships 21 days or shorter, accommodation allowance and a stipend of HUF 3000/day.  These amounts are paid by the HSB Office.

C/1. Full PhD programme (36 months)

HUF 100,000 per month, paid by the host institution, and student hostel accommodation in a university residence hall paid by the scholarship-holder

C/2. Partial PhD studies (12 months)

HUF 100,000 per month, paid by the host institution, and student hostel accommodation in a university residence hall paid by the scholarship-holder.

D. Postdoctoral studies,research (1-10 months)

HUF 118,800 per month and HUF 80,000 accommodation allowance per month, paid by the HSB Office.

E. Research stay (3-21 days or 1-10 months)

HUF 118,800 per month, and HUF 80,000 accommodation allowance per month, for scholarships lasting 21 days or shorter, accommodation allowance and a stipend of HUF 3000/day.  These amounts are paid by the HSB Office.

F. Summer courses in 2013 (1-4 weeks)

Tuition-free courses, free accommodation and meals.

NOTE: The scholarship is meant to cover the living expenses of one person only, so there is no available financing or visa exemption for accompanying members of the family or any other persons. Neither visa related fees nor any other costs related to the grantee’s stay in Hungary shall be compensated for.  Travel expenses to Hungary and back to the country of origin are not covered by the Hungarian Scholarship Board.

Citizens of all other countries staying in Hungary for more than 1 month are covered for medical treatment in case of sudden illness. Except emergency cases none of the costs of dental care are covered. Scholarship-holders staying in Hungary for less than 1 month are required to make their own arrangements for insurance coverage.


A – semester/partial studies (3-10 months)
Available for: undergraduate (BA/BSc) and graduate (MA/MSc) students (enrolled at foreign higher education institutions), especially those majoring in Hungarian Language and Literature and students participating in a single degree track university programme (such as General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Studies, Veterinary Studies, Architecture, Studies in Law, etc.). Before application, students are required to have completed minimum two semesters at their home institutions. For “Type A” scholarship students may apply only on one occasion during their Bachelor’s studies, and once during their Master’s studies.

B – postgraduate studies, research (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
Available for: applicants holding a Master’s degree or an equivalent university degree, including PhD students who intend to do research for their dissertation and wish to stay in Hungary for less than 10 months. (However, PhD students cannot earn credits during the scholarship period at the host university.)

C/1 – full PhD programme (36 months)
Only students proficient in Hungarian can apply. The scholarship is conditional upon successful entrance exam/ admission to the respective doctoral school.

C/2 – partial PhD studies (10 months)
Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at an accredited higher education institution in their home country or in a foreign country (but not in Hungary).

D – postdoctoral studies, research (1-10 months)
Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree.

E – research stay (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
Available for associate professors or high-ranking academics as well as researchers holding minimum a PhD or an equivalent degree.

F – summer courses in the summer of 2013 (2-4 weeks)
Only courses published in the list of “Summer Courses 2013″ on the HSB website can be selected. You may select three different courses but your scholarship will allow you to participate only in one course

Cases for Non-Eligibility

•  Foreign citizens with a residence permit or in the course of applying for a residence permit in Hungary cannot apply.

•  Men and women, who have an employment contract or employment relationship as defined by the law in Hungary cannot apply

•  Students applying for part-time or correspondence study programmes cannot apply.

•  Students applying for non state-financed universities cannot apply.

•  Students admitted to tuition fee-paying institutions of higher education cannot apply.

Age Limits for Applicants

•  30 years for scholarships for semester studies

•  40 years for scholarships for postgraduate studies

•  35 years for scholarship for PhD scholarships

•  45 years for postdoctoral scholarships

•  There are no age limits for the following types of scholarships: research stay and summer courses.

Application instructions:

Applications must be submitted in two ways – ONLINE through the HSB website and in printed version sent by post. For those applying under the system of bilateral agreements the application deadline might be earlier, as determined by the national scholarship office of the given country.  Deadline is 8 April 2013.

It is important to read the 2013-14 Call for Applications and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:






London Met Scholarships for International Students

Last updated: 07 Feb 2013London Metropolitan University
Master’s Degree

Deadline: 31 May/31 Oct
Study in: London, UK
Course starts Sept 2013

Brief description:

London Metropolitan University offers merit-based postgraduate scholarships to outstanding international students who wants to pursue a Master’s Degree at the University.

Host Institution(s):

London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Field(s) of study:

The scholarships support any taught Masters Degree Programmes offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship programme provides full and partial tuition fee financial support.


Students who hold an unconditional offer for one of our postgraduate degree programmes and who pay international tuition fees may apply for a scholarship.

Applicants are judged on academic merit and on the likely economic/social benefit to their home country of them doing a Masters degree in the UK.   (This must be clearly demonstrated in the personal statement that the above criteria are met vidence of paid and/or voluntary work done should also be included in the scholarship application, where applicable.)

Application instructions:

You may apply for the scholarships electronically or by post.  The application deadlines are 31 May for September entry and 31 October for February entry.

You can not apply for a scholarship unless you have applied for a course and been given an unconditional offer to study at London Met. If you do not  have an offer to study at London Met yet, please refer to How to Apply page.

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


Official Scholarship Website:




Taiwan International Higher Education Scholarship Program

Last updated: 05 Feb 2013

ICDF/Taiwan Gov’t
Bachelor’s/Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 March 2013
Study in: Taiwan
Course starts September 2013

Brief description:

TaiwanICDF’s International Higher Education Scholarship Program aims to assist partner developing countries to achieve sustainable development through education. The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

Host Institution(s):

The TaiwanICDF has established the Taiwan International Cooperation Alliance (TICA) with its partner universities, setting up an operational platform under this TICA framework to manage and improve the scholarship program. More information about each of the programs offered through the TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program can be found on the relevant partner university’s website (links are also provided under each program introduction provided as part of the following list of partner universities).  See the List of TaiwanICDF Scholarship Partner Universities.

Field(s) of study:

The programs of study supported include: Science and Technology, Engineering, Public Health and Medicine, Sustainable Agriculture Development, Humanities and Social Sciences, Private Sector Development.

Target group:

Nationals of a country on the list of countries eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship coming form the region of Asia Pacific,West Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Europe.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.  See the details of scholarship benefits.


•  Be a citizen of List of Countries Eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship, and satisfy any specific criteria established by his or her country and/or government of citizenship.

•  Neither be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an overseas compatriot student.

•  Satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to which he or she has applied to study under a TaiwanICDF scholarship.

•  Be able to satisfy all requirements for a Resident Visa (Code: FS) set by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) set by the Ministry of the Interior, of the ROC (Taiwan) government (this means that the TaiwanICDF has the right to revoke a scholarship offered if an applicant cannot satisfy the visa requirements).

•  Upon accepting a TaiwanICDF scholarship, not hold any other ROC(Taiwan) government-sponsored scholarship (such as the TaiwanScholarship) in the same academic year in which the TaiwanICDF scholarship would be due to commence.

•  Not be applying for a further TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession — applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship must have returned to their home country for more than one year before re-applying (note: to apply for a 2013 scholarship, an applicant must have graduated and returned to his or her home country before July 31, 2012).

•  Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan)government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university.

Application instructions:

The annual application period runs, in principle, from 1 January  to 15 March (for 2013 Scholarship programs, the application period runs from 4 January to 15 March 2013)

Applicants should submit the required documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative in their country. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation; failure to do so will result in the application not being processed.

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


Official Scholarship Website:


OFID Scholarships Award for International Students

Last updated: 29 Jan 2013

Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 1 May 2013
Study in:  any Country
Course starts Sept 2013

Brief Description:

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship.

Host Institution(s):

Any accredited university/college in the world

Field of Study:

Any field of study related to Development or Energy Studies

Number of Scholarships:

The OFID scholarship will be awarded to support one student or candidate for Master’s degree studies.

Target Group:

The applicant may be from any developing country:

In addition to nationals of OFID Member States (Algeria, Gabon, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, GSP Libyan AJ, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,  United Arab Emirates, Venezuela), nationals of the following countries are also eligible:

Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Central African Republic,   Comoros, Congo  DR ,  Republic of Congo,  Cote d’lvoire, Djibouti, Egypt,  Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,  Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho,  Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania,  Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone,  Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania,  Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia and the Middle East: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji,  India,  Jordan,  Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea D P R, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Maldives,  Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Barbados, Brazil, Bolivia,  Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti,  Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala,  Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, St. Christopher,  St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo

Scholarship Value/inclusions:

The winner of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a tuition support of up to US$50,000. The tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as may be required by the academic institution, will be paid by OFID directly to the academic institution. Health insurance will be paid in accordance with the institution’s own standard medical scheme.

A monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books and accommodation, will be transferred to the student’s own personal bank account on a quarterly basis.

Prior to the start of his/her first year studies, the student will be paid a relocation grant, equal to two-month allowance. OFID will also pay for travel costs from the nearest airport to the student’s place of residence, to the nearest airport to the chosen place of study. Upon completion of the studies, the student will be paid the cost of one-way air ticket to his/her home country.


OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants

  • – Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
  • – Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
  • – Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
  • – Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2013, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
  • – Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries below)
  • – Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

Application Instructions:

Applications are done online.  Make sure that you fulfill the OFID Scholarship Award Eligibility Criteria before you apply.  The application deadline is 1 May 2013.

Please do not call or email OFID to see if your application has been received (you will, in any case, receive an automated confirmation) or to inquire about your status. Only the winner will be notified by 13 June 2013 at OFID’s website.

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.


Official Scholarship Website:



University of Birmingham Scholarships for International Students

Last updated: 24 Jan 2013

University of Birmingham
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 31 May 2013 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2013

Brief description:

The University of Birmingham is offering  individual scholarships for international candidates commencing a one year Masters programme in 2013.

Host Institution(s):

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Field of study:

The scholarship supports Masters degree programmes offered at the University.

Number of Awards:

In 2013/14, the University of Birmingham is offering 18 International Postgraduate Scholarships

Target group:

Students from all countries outside the EU.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The University of Birmingham is offering International Postgraduate Scholarships worth £10,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for a one year masters course. These awards are for tuition fees only and cannot be used for maintenance/living costs.


Applicants must have an excellent academic background. Due to the level of competition for these scholarships, only applicants with a 1st class bachelors degree will be considered.

Applicants must also demonstrate excellence in an area of their life. This might be outstanding academic achievement, exceptional achievement in extra curricular activities (such as sport, music, managing events or societies) or significant achievement gained either in their working life or through volunteering and service to others.

Applicants must also outline the contribution they will make to the University of Birmingham as a student and what they expect to gain from studying here.

In order to apply candidates must:

– be overseas for fee purposes
– have applied for a one year full time masters course and have been issued with a student id number
– not be in receipt of a full fee scholarship from any other source
– have made adequate financial provision to study in the UK

Application instructions:

You must have made an application to study at the University of Birmingham and have been admitted before submitting a scholarship application. The scholarship application form will be sent automatically to students who have received an offer of admission on an eligible course for the 2013/14 academic year.

The scholarship application deadline is 31 May 2013. To apply, candidates must follow the instructions indicated at this page.  It is important to read the scholarship guidelines and visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

Related Scholarships: University Scholarships List for International Students





Malaysia International Scholarships (MIS)

Last updated: 22 Jan 2013

Gov’t of Malaysia

Deadline: 30 March 2013
Study in: Malaysia
Course starts 2013

Brief description:

The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) for International Students is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brains from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.

Host Institution(s):

Malaysian Public and Private Universities

Field(s) of study:

This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies. Field of studies are in the following priority areas:

a) Science and Engineering
b) Agriculture and Fisheries
c) Economics and Islamic Finance
d) Information and Communication Technology
e) Biotechnology
f) Biosecurity and Food Safety
g)  Infrastructure and Utility
h) Environmental Studies
i)  Health including but not limited to, nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy

*Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds are welcomed to apply for this scholarship and further their studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each scholarship consists of:

a) Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
b) An approved tuition fees
c) Monthly maintenance allowance
d) Annual grant for books and internal travel
e) Medical / Health Insurance
f) Installation and Termination grant
g) Thesis allowance (will be paid at the beginning of research (after proposal defense) and the balance will be paid only upon submission of the thesis) – For PhD and Post-Doctoral only
h) A conference travel grant and journal publication grant (PhD and Post-Doctoral only)

* The Government of Malaysia reserves the rights to review the value of awards at anytime (and if such changes are made, the value of scholarship will be changed and the effective date will be informed to the successful candidates).


To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:-

a) Not be more than 40 years of age during application.

b) Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.

c) Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:

– IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or

– TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.

d) In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants

e) Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only)

f) Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the universities in Malaysia).

Application instructions:

All applications should be made ONLINE through Ministry of Higher Education’s website starting from 15 January until 30 March 2013. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:


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