15+ Best and Most Prestigious Graduate Scholarships

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A warm hello to all the folks out there. We decided to write something different from our usual content, which contains mostly technical issues. Here, we are about to discuss some really prestigious graduate scholarships to be acquired. Some of these scholarships are really hard to get, but a lot of money and a guaranteed job is offered in the shape of such scholarships, and certainly they will make your life.

Scholarships are offered by various governments, universities and organizations. Let’s have some words about them.

1) The US Graduate Scholarships Fullbright Program:

The Fullbright scholarship program offered by the United States of America’s department of state, is one of most prestigious scholarships on planet earth. Universities in the USA are ranked top in the world. So, they are offering handsome amount with many benefits like health insurance, tickets, food and living etc. You can find more about the Fullbright program here at http://www.eca.state.gov/fulbright. Normally, a good ETS GRE score is required, in addition to TOEFL exam (if English is not your first language, or if you are not exempt from TOEFL).

2) The European Commission Erasmus Mundus Graduate Scholarships Project:

The European commission also offers different scholarships for Masters and Ph.D under the umbrella of the Erasmus Mundus program. Graduate programs here are even more fascinating, and are involving a multi-cultural education system. You will be able to complete your graduate degree in many universities by spending each semester in the different institute of a separate country in Europe, depending upon your graduate program. They are offering a handsome stipend from 800 to 3000 Euros, with living and other costs. You can find more about Erasmus Mundus programs here at http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/scholarships_students_academics_en.php.

3) The Commonwealth Graduate scholarships scheme:

These are currently open. This scholarship is offered by the Great Britain, United Kingdom to only those countries, which have remained their slaves earlier. The commonwealth is also offered by some other countries. Scholarships are offered in almost every subject for Masters & Ph.D. Some are full, while partial split-programs are also available. For applying in the United Kingdom, you can find about eligibility requirements and more at http://www. cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/  and if you want to apply in some other countries than Great Britain, then follow this link: http://www.csfp-online.org/.

4) The Chevening Graduate Scholarships:

Currently open Chevening Scholarships for a one year Masters are offered by UK. Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The program makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. You can find out more about Chevening at : http://www.chevening.org/, if you want to apply or see eligibility criteria, you should refer here to https://www.chevening.fco.gov.uk/CheveningApplications/.

5) The Rhodes Graduate Scholarships:

Studying at some prestigious and historical institute is a dream of every nerd. Oxford is one those such institutes. Rhodes scholars are selected to pursue their graduate degree at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes Scholarship is considered as one of the most prestigious scholarship in the world by many organizations. University and college fees are paid by the Rhodes Trust. In addition, Scholars receive a monthly maintenance stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses. Hardly around 80 candidates are selected from all over the world for this scholarship every year. The Home of this scholarship is here @ http://www.rhodesscholar.org/. For indepth information on applying and such issues kindly refer to http://www.rhodesscholar.org/applying-for-the-scholarship/.

6) The Australian Endeavor Awards:

Another highly prestigious scholarship, offered by the Australian government. The Australia Awards Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships form part of the Australian Government’s Australia Awards. These are available for both Australian and International students. A very good amount and living services are offered in this Award. If you are an International student, and you want to study in Australia, you should consider applying for this award. For International students, the information is available here at http://www.innovation.gov.au/InternationalEducation/Endeavour/InformationForInternationalApplicants/Pages/default.aspx. If you are an Australian, and you want to study in some other country, then you should also apply for this award, and information for Australian students is available here at : http://www.innovation.gov.au/InternationalEducation/Endeavour/InformationForAustralianApplicants/Pages/default.aspx. Normally, Masters, and Ph.D Scholarships are available. But, there are also research positions for independent researchers, scientists, engineers, and students.

7) The Swiss Government Excellence Graduate Scholarships:

Switzerland has some excellent universities and many noble laureates belong to this beautiful country of Europe. This Excellence Scholarship is highly competitive and requires good command of your field.  This Scholarship is offering an excellent amount of stipend and other services. You will enjoy studying in a most beautiful country in the world full of natural beauty, sceneries and landscapes. The Scholarship is offered for Ph.D degree and Post Doctoral Research. You can find out more about the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship here by selecting your country of origin from the drop down menu : http://www.sbfi.admin.ch/themen/01366/01380/01828/index.html?lang=en

8) The German DAAD Graduate Scholarships:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD in German), founded in 1925, offers wide variety scholarships of high caliber. Every Year DAAD offers Ph.D, Masters and Research scholarships. Germany is a country with Phenomenal growth in the Human Development Index (HDI) and holds an ancient culture and places to visit. You can find more information about DAAD Scholarships here at https://www.daad.de/en/, then select your country. Germany offers programs in English as well as in German language.  There are many categories of scholarships offered by DAAD, you can find more about them here https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-finding-scholarships/. A Ph.D is normally considered as job at most of the universities in Germany. You can get more information about doctoral research at https://www.daad.de/deutschland/promotion/en/

9) The French Eiffel Excellence Scholarships:

Launched in January 1999 by French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Eiffell Excellence Scholarships are the providing you the opportunity to pursue your graduate education in France. Masters, Ph.D and Research scholarships are offered here. Home page for this excellent scholarship is http://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel. To find out more about rules and difference facts about it, http://www.campusfrance.org/sites/default/files/vademecum_eiffel_2013-2014_uk.pdf 

10) The Netherland Fellowship program:

If you want to study in Holland, then Netherland Fellowship program is one of the best options. You can pursue your studies in Holland on this Fellowship for Masters and Ph.D, and Research. To find out more about the Netherland’s Fellowship Program, navigate to http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes. It is classified as one of the Highly competitive program.

11) The Japanese MEXT Scholarship:

MEXT Research scholarships (Known as Monbukagakusho Scholarships) are offered by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology), Japan. MEXT scholarships are offered for independent research, a Masters Degree to Doctoral Degree Education. Offering a very handsome amount, living allowance & economy class airfare tickets from home country to japan’s destination. It is offered in the country, which has diplomatic relations with Japan. You can find out more normally at Japan’s embassy’s webpage for your country, But globally if you want information about it, you can find something here at http://www.mext.go.jp/english/highered/1303739.htm, also you can find out more at http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e.html . Believe us, this scholarship is best for science & engineering students, especially Engineering in Information Technology & Electronics. A better help is given here university of Tokyo’s website: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/mext.html

12) The Hong Kong Ph.D Fellowship:

Hong Kong has some top universities like the University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong university of Science & Technology (HKUST). Every year, this Ph.D Fellowship is announced. A very good stipend with travelling allowance for conferences is also given to the students, which are selected in this program. You can apply for this program, if you hold a Masters degree, or if you even have a very good Bachelors degree with a GPA of more than 3.7 out of 4.00, you can still be able to compete for this scholarship and will be selected for direct Ph.D admission. The link for more information on the Hong Kong Fellowship program can be found here at http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html. For application process & further details, you can see this link : http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/apply.html

13) The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA):

This highly esteemed award is offered for the pursuance of a Doctorate degree in one of the two world renowned universities (National university of Singapore and Nanyang technological university, Singapore) or one research institute (Agency for science, technology and research). This scholarship is only available to extend your studies in the engineering or the sciences. Almost 240 awards each year are given to students from all over the world. You normally need to have completed a Masters degree for application, but a good bachelors degree with strong reference can be considered too. Scholarship is normally available for about 4 years. For general information over this, you may open this link : https://www.singa.a-star.edu.sg/theaward.php, for application requirements, eligibility criteria and application processing, refer to the following URL : https://www.singa.a-star.edu.sg/howtoapply.php. Believe us, this is one of the best scholarship to acquire.

14) The Chinese Government China Scholarship Council Scholarships:

China is world’s 2nd largest economy after the United States of America. The government of china offers scholarships for Bachelor, Masters, Ph.D, and short term & post – doctorate research. China a big & best country to live in, has a strong education system at the higher level, its universities like Tsinghua & Peking are considered as Chinese MIT & Stanford. You can find more about everything related to china scholarship council here at http://en.csc.edu.cn/laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=2052. To see different types of scholarships offered by government, you can refer to this page : http://en.csc.edu.cn/laihua/scholarshipen.aspx

15) Turkey Government Turkey Burslari scholarships:

Turkey is one of newest developed countries, a country having a diversified culture of Islam & Secularism. Turkey’s universities follow American education system, Middle East Technical University and Bilkent University are two prestigious institutes of Turkey. You can find more about this program at : http://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/index.php/en. To find about programs, facilities, and stipend etc. You can refer to : http://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/index.php/en/turkiye-burslari/burs-olanaklari

16) The Mexican Government Scholarships for Foreign Students:

Mexico is a natural beauty, a country in north America. The Mexican Government is also offering scholarships for foreign students. You can find out more about it here http://amexcid.gob.mx/index.php/es/oferta-de-becas-para-extranjeros/1737 and http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/kenia/index.php/scholarshipsforeigners. Normally Scholarships are offered for Ph.D & Masters. Mexico also has some really good institutes for research.

17) The Korea Government Scholarship Program (KGSP):

Korea is one of Best Asian countries to live in, as far as usage of technology and infrastructure is concerned. The Korea Government Scholarship Program, is offered to Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D. and independent research. Most Korean institutes offer their programs in English, But language training will also be provided. A very good stipend package is offered to the scholars. For general information on studying in Korea, you may refer to http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/main.do;jsessionid=AHx1BXCdQ3AlUu-mnt5BsQ__.node_20, and if you want to read more about the Korean Govt. Scholarship program, you must go through this page : http://www.niied.go.kr/eng/contents.do?contentsNo=78&menuNo=349

18) The Malaysian Government Malaysia International Scholarships:

The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is offered by the Malaysian Government (Ministry of Education) for international students to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. Malaysia provides a real Asian essence. They offer a handsome stipend, along with all basic facilities. Science & Engineering are highly motivated to apply. If you want to find out more about Malaysia International Scholarships, you should click here : https://payloan.mohe.gov.my/INTER/index_mis.php .   Well, dear readers, these are just some of the most reputed scholarships, and some of these are too common, and easy to get. But, every scholarship requires an ambitious, challenging and skilled candidate. We hope, you will be one of them. More such stuff will be posted soon. Good Night.


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