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Scholarships for Developing Countries 2014-2015


Consistent with their commitment to development cooperation, many universities offer scholarships especially for developing countries. To help find their scholarship, international students are encouraged to seek fellowships for international students, while developing students are encouraged to look at universities that have special scholarships for developing countries. This page consist the Universities that offer features and / or administer specific grants for the development of regions and countries.

Important: Some of the positions offered in this page might be allready occupied or the promram might have been closed down. In that case please refer to European Union Scholarships for Master and Ph.D or Student Network Home Page for recent scholarship offers.
Universities implementing their own scholarship programs for developing countries
A notable number of Universities have their own scholarship schemes intended for developing regions/countries aside from the ones they administer in behalf of donor institutions. You can find a handful of these Universities in this list.

Universities in Europe

Belgium: Ghent University
Ghent University offers a wide array of scholarships specifically for developing countries. It offers scholarships for Training, Masters, PhD, and Post Doctoral programmes for developing country students.

Ireland: Dublin Institute of Technology
The Dublin Institute of Technology currently provides international scholarships for international students from selected agencies in Mexico, Oman, UAE, Tanzania, Kazakhstan, and Kuwait.

Netherlands: Maastricht University
Maastricht University sponsors a number of international scholarships for student from the following regions: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America.

Netherlands: University of Groningen
Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses at the university. Besides scholarships awarded by the University of Groningen, a number of grants awarded by the Dutch government, the EU and (inter)national organizations, such as World Bank or the Ford Foundation, can be used for study or research at the University of Groningen as well.

Netherlands: University of Twente
University of Twente administers a number of international scholarships for students from Asia, South America, and Central America.

UK: Cardiff University
Cardiff University offers scholarships for international students from Africa, Arabic Countries, Australia, Bermuda/Cayman Islands, Canada, China (P.R.), Colombia, India/Indian Subcontinent, Japan, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam.

UK: London South Bank University
London South Bank University offers full scholarships for students from commonwealth countries including African commonwealth countries. It also offers partial scholarships for students from priority countries (Bangladesh, China, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, and Vietnam).

UK: Roehampton University
The University has a number of scholarships available for international students on full-time, taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Scholarships are specifically available for students from China, South Korea, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey, Malaysia, USA, Norway, Singapore, US, and UK-based international students in their first year of study.

UK: Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University offers international scholarships for Non-EU students and specific scholarships for ASEAN member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam).

UK: University of Bedforshire
University of Bedforshire offers scholarships to international Non-EU students from different countries.

UK: University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham has scholarships available for students from the following regions: Africa, Asia Pacific, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, Russia, South America.

UK: University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge has special scholarships schemes for students from developing countries. The schemes include Cambridge Shared Scholarships, Shell Centenary Chevening Cambridge Scholarships, Shell Centenary Cambridge Scholarships, and Developing World Education Fund Scholarships.

UK: University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia offers a number of full and partial scholarships in international development courses for students from low-income countries.

UK: University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh offers a number of international scholarships for students from Africa, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Myanmar, Russia, Southern Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam.

UK: University of Nottingham
Through the Developing Solutions Scholarship Fund, The University of Nottingham is offering one of the largest international scholarship programmes in the world for developing countries of the Commonwealth and to non-Commonwealth Africa. The Countries outside Africa and India also covered by the Developing Solutions international scholarship scheme are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives,Montserrat, Nauru, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa

UK: University of Salford
University of Salford offers various scholarship programs for students from Sub-saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America, and East Asia.

UK: University of Oxford
University of Westminster offers a variety of scholarships for students from Africa and Asia.

UK: University of Westminster
The University of Westminster offers full international scholarships and full tuition wavers for students from developing countries in undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Aside from this, they administer various scholarships for students from selected regions (Eastern Europe, South Asia, Central America, Latin America, Carribean Region, Middle East, North Africa) and/or countries (Gambia, Suriname, Guyana, Tanzania, China, India, East Timor, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, Panama, Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania or Turkey, Former Soviet Union States) .

Universities in United States & Canada


USA: East-West Center
East-west Center offers international graduate degree scholarships for students from Asia, Pacific Islands, and Russia.

USA: Harvard University
Harvard University offers specific scholarships for international students from Argentina, Brazil, China, Columbia, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Pacific Islands.

USA: NYU Wagner
NYU Wagner has special scholarship programs for Africa, Kazakhstan and Soviet Union’s 15 Newly Independent State (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan)

Canada: University of Alberta
The University of Alberta International administers specific scholarship programs for students from Chile, China, India, Mexico, and Vietnam.

Universities in Australia & New Zealand

Australia: Griffith University
Griffith University offers international scholarships for students from China, India, Indonesia, Iran, and Malaysia.

Australia: Macquarie University
Macquarie University implements scholarships for postgraduate coursework for students from Columbia and Mexico.

Australia: Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology has a number of scholarship schemes for selected developing countries: Bicentennial Scholarships (Chile), MACC Scholarships 2009 (Malaysia), FUNED Postgraduate Scholarships (Mexico), and Australian University Scholarships (Thailand).

Australia: University of Western Australia
University of Western Australia has special scholarship schemes for China and India for postgraduate research studies.

New Zealand: University of Auckland
The University of Auckland administer country-specific scholarships for students from Tonga, Chile, and Pakistan.

New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington offers International Undergraduate Fees Scholarships to students from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
If you are interested to submit a scholarship offered by a government in to this list please refer to Student Network Contact Page, also make sure to chek our list for European Union Scholarships for Master and Ph.D