DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?

Elsa (Frozen movie)

YES, WHO DOES NOT? THIS OPPORTUNITY AWAITS YOU.

Imagine experiencing snow for the first time. Catching reindeers in the woods. Absorbing the view of Finland’s picturesque northern lights. Eating away at winter markets, as well as shopping away too. If it is not falling and laughing as you learn how to ice skate (it is okay to hold onto the rails), or being blown away by the beauty of Italian men (you should definitely be taking some numbers down)– this is surely one experience for the books! Enter into a Winter Wonderland. This is what Europe is known for.

Not only does Europe enable you to experience the magic – but also ensures you are part of the magic. Be part of the magic and take advantage of the plethora of scholarships Europe offers. Add some diversity to your CV, your life, and your mouth (you cannot miss a trip to the Lindt Chocolate Factory in Switzerland)!  The journey awaits you!

Pick the location of your dreams to see the scholarships available there for December-March 2021

SWEDEN

The following scholarships available to study in Sweden are:

·         Swedish Institute Scholarships for global professions
·         Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africans
·         Uppsala University
·         The Karolinska Institutet Global Masters Scholarship

1. Swedish Institute Scholarships for global professions – MASTERS STUDIES      

About:

The SI (Swedish Institute) is on a search to fund ambitious professionals, with an exceptional relevant professional background and with a history of leadership experience, to come on board and take advantage of a fully-paid scholarship to study a master’s degree in Sweden for 1-2 years. If you are an individual who would like to be the solution to your home country’s problems and see a program from SI as a helping hand – this opportunity is for you!

Deadline:   Open 8 February 2021 – close 18 February 2021

Requirements:

  • You must be a citizen from one of the following countries: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
  • Leadership experience
  • Work experience (minimum 3000 hours)
  • University admissions (be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, have paid the application fee before 1 February 2021, find out if you need to pay fees HERE!, be admitted (including conditionally admitted) to one of the eligible masters programs by 9 April 2021)

What it covers:

  • SI fully covers your tuition fees to the Swedish university you are attending. This is paid directly by SI at the beginning of each semester.
  • You will receive a regular payment of SEK 10,000 to cover your living expenses throughout the scholarship. This payment is given monthly throughout the scholarship period.
  •  Insurance against illness and accident.
  • Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders(NFGL) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build your network while in Sweden.
  • After your scholarship period has ended, you gain membership to the SI Alumni Network. As a member, you get a unique opportunity for continued networking and to further develop yourself professionally. The local networks exist worldwide and currently consist of over 15,000 talented alumni from over 140 countries.
  • For Bangladesh; Bolivia; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Morocco; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Uganda; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe the scholarship also includes a travel grant of SEK 15,000 for the entire study period. This is a one-time payment and does not apply for students already living in Sweden.
  • For Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey or Ukraine. The scholarship also includes a travel grant of SEK 10,000 for the entire study period.

This is a one-time payment and does not apply for students already living in Sweden.

Other information:

  • The scholarship does not cover additional grants for family members, application fees to university admissions.
  • Required documents to submit your application with: motivation letter, CV, letters of reference, valid and completed proof of work and leadership experience, copy of your valid password.

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

2. Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africans – MASTERS STUDIES

Deadline:   8 February 2021-18 February 2021

Requirements:

·         South African citizen
·         University admissions (be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, have paid the application fee before 1 February 2021 à find out if you need to pay fees HERE!, be admitted (including conditionally admitted) to one of the eligible masters programs by 9 April 2021

Priority is given to applicants who:

  1. Have completed bachelor’s with honours or equivalent from a South African university,
  2. Have demonstrated work and leadership experience, and
  3. Choosing study programmes with an emphasis on one of the following subject areas (listed in alphabetical order, no priority or ranking is implied):
  • Computer science and IT
  • Design (industrial design, architecture, urban/regional planning)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental technology/Sustainable development
  • Gender studies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Public health

What does it cover:

Other information

  • This scholarship does not cover additional grants for family members, nor application fee to university admissions.
  • Required documents to submit along with your application: motivation letter, CV, a copy of your passport.

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

3. UPPSALA University

About:  Uppsala University is one of the oldest universities in the Nordic region and prides itself by being ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, as well as producing notable alumni. Uppsala offers extensive scholarships available for both Bachelor and Master’s programs, for citizens outside EU, or Switzerland, as well as for citizens of other countries. Grab a top-notch education from this elite university while being stress free about  the tuition expenses!

Deadline:  Open: 16 January 2021-1 February 2021

Uppsala University offers the following scholarships:

 For more information and to apply, click HERE!

4. The Karolinska Institute Scholarships – ONLY FOR MEDICAL STUDIES

About: The Karolinska Institute is a medical university that offers studies in biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, pathology, anatomy, physiology and medical microbiology and among others. The Karolinska Institute knows the stress and sweat that goes in paying tuition fees – and offers tuition scholarships. Create a mind-blowing application to be one of the top candidates out of 1500 annual international applicants.

Learn how to create a mind-blowing application with our resources:

Deadline:  15 January 2021

Click HERE! to see which program is for you and apply to one of the following scholarships:

  • The Karolinska Institutet Global Masters Scholarship (1st year student)
  • KI-DIS Fellowship (1st year student)
  • The Swedish Institute’s Scholarship (masters students – covered here)
  • Domestic scholarship funds eligible for master studies – students from CHILE, Colombia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia
  • Deferment of student loans in the United States
  • Student loans in British Columbia, Canada

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

FRANCE

The following scholarships are offered for studies in Frances:

1. EIFFEL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR EXCELLENCE (FOR MASTERS AND DOCTORAL STUDIES)

About:

If you have watched Emily in Paris – you definitely know that as part of the global youth, the world is your oyster, and you are probably jealous when you see what Emily makes out of her Paris opportunity. Avoid jealousy and be like Emily and create your own French adventure.

https://www.papermag.com/emily-in-paris-memes-2648134609.html

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program offers foreign students from developing countries interested in the fields of: economics and management, engineering (master level)/sciences in a broader sense (PhD level), law and political sciences, an opportunity to study their masters (up to 25 years of age) or PhD (up to 30 years of age).

Deadline: 8 January 2021

Requirements:

·         International student, cannot be a French national
·         Must be 25 years of age or less if applying for masters scholarship
·         Must be 30 years of age or less if applying for PhD scholarship
·         interested in the fields of economics and management, engineering (master level)/sciences in a broader sense (PhD level), law and political sciences
·         Meet language requirement for the program of choice 

What does it cover:

  1. For students applying for a masters scholarship:
  • Monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 plus a stipend of €150).
  • International air travel – travel to and from your home country and France. At the end of the scholarship you will be able to use this to travel back home.
  • Train travel within France – from the airport to your study location, and from your study location to the airport to return home.
  • Local transportation.Reimbursement of up to €50 of the cost of travel via taxi or public transportation from the airport or train station to the first study location. 
  • Health insurance
  • Supplemental health insurance (“mutuelle”)
  • Cultural activities

2. For students applying for a postgraduate scholarship:

  • The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400 until 31 December 2020 and €1,700 as of 1 January 2021.
  • International air travel – travel to and from your home country and France. At the end of the scholarship you will be able to use this to travel back home.
  • Train travel within France – from the airport to your study location, and from your study location to the airport to return home.
  • ·         Local transportation. Reimbursement of up to €50 of the cost of travel via taxi or public transportation from the airport or train station to the first study location.
  • Health insurance
  • Supplemental health insurance (“mutuelle”)
  • Cultural activities

Other information

·         This scholarship does not cover tuition fees
·         Masters – 12 to 36 months of funding
·         Doctorate – 12 months of funding

For more information click HERE! and to apply click HERE!

2. SCIENCE PO SCHOLARSHIPS

About:

Science Po is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, with rankings of 2nd best for political science and international studies as of 2020. It has produced many notable alumni, many of which are involved in French politics such as current French president Emmanuel Macron and former French president François Hollande.

The following scholarships are available to study at Science Po:

  1. THE EMILE-BOUTMY SCHOLARSHIPS (UNDERGRADUATE & MASTERS STUDIES)

Deadline for undergraduate program: February 28, 2021

Deadline for masters program: December 6, 2021

Requirements:

·         1st time applicants
·         From a non-EU state
·         Admitted to the undergraduate or masters program of choice

What does it cover:

  • Undergraduate:

·         €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:

·          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.

To find out more and to apply, click HERE

2. The Chalhoub Scholarship (UNDERGRADUATE & MASTERS STUDIES)

Deadline for undergraduate program: February 28, 2021

Deadline for masters program: December 6, 2021

Requirements:

·         You must be a citizen from one of the following countries: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Koweit, Bahrein, Lebanon, Syria, Qatar, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Oman, Iran, Iraq.

·         You must have been accepted into one of Science Po’s undergraduate programs (Menton campus) or to one of Science Po’s master programs

What does it cover:

Both Undergraduate and Master successful students will receive a scholarship amounting to 12 300€ per year for the duration of their 3-years undergraduate studies programme (covering full tuition and some living expenses) and for the duration of the 2-years Masters programme (covering partial tuition) in the event that the student continues his or her studies at Sciences Po at the Masters level.

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

3. The Mastercard Foundation (MASTER PROGRAMS)

Deadline: 6 December 2020 for master studies

Requirements:

·         Citizens of sub-Saharan African country who need financial aid

·         Outstanding academic record and strong leadership skills

What does it cover:

·         Full cost of tuition fees and living costs in France will be paid for during study period

·         Orientation program and individualized academic advising throughout studies

·         Mentor program

·         Career guidance and support

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

To find out about more scholarships available to study at Science Po for non-European students, click here!

3. ENS INTERNATIONAL SELECTION SCHOLARSHIP (MASTERS STUDIES ONLY)

About:

The ENS (Ecole normale supérieure) is a prestigious and one of the most selective graduate schools in Paris, France. It ranks in the top 50 universities internationally and in the top 10 nationally. The ENS offers 10 masters scholarships in science and 10 masters scholarships in arts & humanities. This is a rigorous procedure to apply: you will have to first send through your application, and based upon selection you will be called in for oral and written examinations (Arts & humanities) or oral exams only (science).

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Deadline:

For science: 9 December 2020

For arts & humanities: 29 December 2020

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be under 26 when they apply (must not have reached their 26th birthday)
  • Candidates apply only once to the International Selection
  • Candidates must not have lived in France more than 10 months during the academic year of the selection (September 1st – August 31st) nor the previous year.
  • Candidates must justify at least one year of undergraduate studies awarded by a foreign university (outside France) during the calendar year preceding the start of applications.
  • Candidates justify at least two years of undergraduate studies in a foreign university (outside France), on the 1st of September following admission.

What does it cover:

You will receive 1000 euros monthly grant for 3 years as well as a room in one of the ENS campuses.

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

DENMARK

The following scholarship is offered in Denmark:

1. DANISH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP (ONLY FOR GRADUATE ENGINEERING STUDENTS)

About:

University of Southern Denmark is the third oldest Danish university and is ranked, by both Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings, as one of the top 50 universities in the world. The Danish Government Scholarship is offered by the University of Southern Denmark for foreigners, who are interested in pursuing their masters in engineering, as well as obtaining a Danish education.

Deadline:  1 February 2021 for September Intake

Requirements:

·         Come from a non-EU country

·         Ability to pay tuition fees

·         Interested in pursuing a MSc in Engineering – Mechatronics or

·         Interested in pursuing a MSc in Engineering – Electronics

What is covered:

This scholarship consists of two parts:

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • Grant – help cover living costs, amounting to DKK 3000 per month before taxes

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

BELGIUM

BE PREPARED TO ENTER A WORLD – FILLED WITH THE WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE AND WAFFLES – YOU WILL SURELY BE TREATING YOUR SWEET TOOTH!

The following scholarship to study in Belgium is:

1. ARES BELGIAN GOVERNMENT & MASTERS TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

About:

If you are a student from a developing country, with professional work experience and are looking at developing your skills – look no further and apply for this scholarship to do a masters and training course at a higher education institution in Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium.

Deadline: 15 January and 5 February 2021

Requirements:

·         Check out the specialized masters programs that are eligible for this scholarship HERE!

·         Check out the training courses that are eligible for this scholarship HERE!

 What does it cover:

Whether you apply for a masters or training course scholarship, you will grant that cover: international travel costs, living allowance, indirect mission fees, arrival allowance tuition and return fees, registration fees, insurance fees and travel costs that are part of inter-university training.

For a full detailed analysis of the monetary coverage for a masters scholarship, click HERE!

For a full detailed analysis of the monetary coverage for a training course scholarship, click HERE!

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

NETHERLANDS

THIS IS WHAT NETHERLANDS IS KNOWN FOR: AMSTERDAM – THE NIGHT LIFE!!

CALLING ALL PARTYGOERS AND CLUBBERS – YOU GONNA LOVE THIS!

The following scholarships are offered to study in the Netherlands:

1. LEIDEN UNIVERSITY EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (LExS)

About:

Leiden University is one of the most prestigious and oldest European universities, located in the tranquil and quaint small city of Leiden, Netherland. Leiden is dedicated to the university and is a student city. Leiden University is ranked by QS World University Rankings (as of 2020) in the top 50 universities worldwide for 13 fields: classics & ancient history, politics, archeology, anthropology, history, pharmacology, law, public policy, religious studies, arts & humanities, linguistics, modern languages and sociology. The university has produced 16 Nobel Laureates including Albert Einstein, 21 Spinoza Price Laureates and is attended by royal Dutch family members such as former Queen Beatrix.

Leiden University offers a scholarship for students wishing to pursue their masters in the following faculties:

Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Science, Interfaculty Centre for Teacher Training, Educational Development and Refresher Training, African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies.

https://scholarship-positions.com/leiden-university-excellence-scholarship-netherlands-2020/2013/06/09/

Deadline: 1 February for programs starting 1 September / 1 March for all advanced LLMS (Master of Law)

Requirements:

  • Applicants for all Master’s programmes at Leiden University – with the exception of LLM (non-advanced) and MSc programmes at Leiden Law School.
  • For non-EEA/non-EFTA nationals who are applying for a Master’s programme at Leiden University.
  • For students of all nationalities applying for an LLM Advanced Studies programme, or the MSC in International Relations and Diplomacy.
  • Students must have achieved excellent academic results in their previous study programme(s), which must be relevant to the Master’s programme for which they are applying. As an indication, the student is amongst the top 10% of graduates in his/her previous study programme. Note that proof of ranking is not required – this information is purely to indicate the level of competitiveness.
  • ·         Applicants must have a non-EEA/non-EFTA* passport and may not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (Studiefinanciering) – with the exceptions of students applying for the programmes listed below, for which no nationality restrictions apply:

All LLM Advanced Studies programmes

MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy

What does the scholarship cover:

The LExS is awarded for the duration of the study programme. There are three available levels of awards:

  • € 10,000 of the tuition fee
  • € 15,000 of the tuition fee
  • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

The LExS is not a full scholarship. Non-EEA LExS recipients must still submit ‘proof of sufficient funds’ for their student visa/residence permit application.

For more information & to apply, click HERE!

2. Radboud University Scholarships

About:

Radboud University is a top 200 university globally ranked, and has a strong focus on research. It is located in one of the oldest Dutch cities: Nijmegan. One of the most popular events held in this city is the International Four Days Marches, where citizens march for these four days as a way to promote sport and exercise. Squash those quarantine kilos while obtaining a one-of-a-kind Dutch education!

https://www.iamexpat.nl/lifestyle/expat-events-festivals/international-four-day-marches-nijmegen

THIS TIME: REMEMBER TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND WEAR A MASK!

Radboud University offers a variety of different scholarships for students to take advantage of:

For more information about external funding and further loan grants, click HERE!

3. UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE SCHOLARSHIP

About:

University of Twente is a public technical university located in Enschede, Netherland. University of Twente is ranked 65th in the Reuter’s 2017 European Most Innovative Universities, and offers a scholarship opportunity for students, both from EU/EEA countries and from non-EU/EEA countries who wish to pursue their masters (MSc).

Deadline: 1 February 2021 for programs starting September 2021 / 1 May 2021

Requirements:

  • 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 2021/2022 (September). Please note: After completion of your application, it may take up to 8 weeks before you receive the results.
  • You must have a student number.
  • You have not graduated from a UT (under) 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.

What does it cover:

·         € 3,000 – € 22,000 for one year (approximately 50 scholarships available).

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

IF YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE SCHOLARSHIP, YOU CAN FURTHERMORE APPLY FOR THE KIPAJI SCHOLARSHIP (OFFERED BY UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE)

  1. THE KIPAJI SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 1 May 2021

Further Requirements (read University of Twente Requirements above):

  • have the nationality of one of the DAC countries (Least Developed Countries & Other Low Income Countries) – South America, Asia, Africa
  • receive a (partial) University of Twente Scholarship. The Kipaji Scholarship can ensure that they receive a full scholarship.
  • have achieved good grades for their pre-master programme (average of 8).
  • submit a motivation letter stating how they intend to use their studies at the University of Twente to increase/enhance the scientific level or for entrepreneurial purposes in their home country.

What does it cover:

  • Up to € 12,000 (choose how to spend the money)

For more information & to apply, click HERE!

4. MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

About:

Maastricht University is located in Maastricht University – a town occupied by medieval-era architecture and a highly-spirited cultural scene. Maastricht University is the second youngest Dutch university, is ranked in the top 200 universities by Times Higher Education and is a foreign student’s destination with 54% of their 19000 enrolled students being foreigners.

Maastricht University offers a variety of scholarships for international students:

  • UCM Scholarship (for students wishing to pursue their bachelors in Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship (for students wishing to pursue their masters in one of the master programs eligible for the scholarship program)
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship (for students from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam who wish to pursue their masters in the corresponding faculty according to country of origin)
  • Holland Eu Region Refugee Scholarship (for students who are refugees living in Euregion with residence permit in Belgium or Germany, to wish to pursue their masters)
  • StuNed Master Scholarship Program (for Indonesian students who wish to pursue their masters)
  • NN Future Matters Scholarship (for students from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain or Turkey – who wish to pursue their masters studies in: finance, risk managements, economics, data science or entrepreneurship)
  • Orange Knowledge Program (for students wishing to pursue their masters)
  • Noord-Limburg Region Scholarship (for students wishing to pursue their masters in health science or supply chain management)
  • Prof. Jo Ritzen Scholarship (for French students wishing to pursue their bachelors in law)
  • Civil Society Leadership Awards (for students from Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Azerbaijan, Equatorial Guinea, Myanmar/Burma, Tajikistan, Belarus, Eritrea, Republic of Congo, Turkmenistan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uzbekistan, Democratic Republic of Congo,  Laos, Sudan who wish to pursue their masters in any of the following fields: globalization and development studies;  European studies on science, society and technology;  global health; public policy and development; economics)

5. DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (TU DELFT)

About:

TU Delft is one of the oldest and largest public technological universities in the Netherlands. It is well known for its reputation and ranking – TU Delft is placed in the top 2 globally for Civil & Structure Engineering and among the top 3 in architecture and in the top 4 for mechanical engineering by QS World University Rankings.

TU Delft offers a variety of different scholarships, among all of them is the broad:

  1. HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 1 February 2021

Requirements:

Excellent applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who have been (conditionally) admitted to one of the 2-year Regular TU Delft’s MSc programmes with a bachelor’s degree from an internationally renowned university outside The Netherlands.

What does it cover:

€ 5.000 in the first academic year for Non EEA students, as contribution to living expenses for a TU Delft MSc programme based on the statutory fee or institutional rate, according to the registered nationality.

A candidate can be awarded multiple Holland Scholarships, based on merit, to a maximum of 3 (€15.000).

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

TU Delft offers more scholarships available – dependent on the faculty of science you choose. Scholarships are offered for the fields of:

·         Applied Sciences
·         Electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science
·         Industrial design engineering
·         Technology, policy and management

For more information about these scholarships, click HERE!

FINLAND

WE TOLD YOU ABOUT FINLAND’S PICTURESQUE NORTHERN LIGHTS!

NOW IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO SEE THEM IN REAL ACTION!

The following scholarships are offered for studies in Finland:

·         University of Helsinki Scholarships
·         University of Oulu Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: WHEN YOU APPLY FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAMME, YOU MUST SIMULTANEOUSLY APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AT THE SAME TIME YOU APPLY!

1. UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR MASTER STUDENTS

About:

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest university in Finland. It is a very prestigious university, as it holds a high status as being one of the top 100 universities in the world by Times Higher Education and is the number one best university to study at in Finland.

Deadline: 15 January 2021

Requirements:

·         You are eligible for the Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki.

·         You are liable for tuition fees: Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries who do not have permanent residence status in the EU/EEA area are liable for tuition fees.

·         You meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for Finland.

·         You have obtained excellent results in your previous studies and can prove this in your application.

What does it cover:

There are two categories:

1. Fully funded grant (Tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)

2. Full tuition grant

Tuition fees range from 13 000 to 18 000 euros.

Duration of the scholarship is two years. For all scholarships, students are required to study full time (earn at least 55 ECTS per year) to fulfil the requirements of the scholarship. After the first study year, the progress of your studies will be checked and, depending on your progress, the scholarship will be continued.

For more information, and to apply click HERE!

2. UNIVERSITY OF OULU INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP (BACHELOR AND MASTERS STUDIES)

About: 

University of Oulu is one of Finland’s largest universities and is situated in the fifth most populous city in the country: Oulu. A famous annual event held in Oulu is the Air Guitar Championships – stress less about tuition fees and enjoy the entertainment the city has to bring you!

Deadline: 7 January 2021 – 20 January 2021

Requirements:

Citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland

Citizens of European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries or Switzerland studying in an international Bachelor’s and Master’s Programme at the University of Oulu are not required to pay tuition fees.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries

Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland are liable to pay the tuition fee.

Exceptions to this general rule are students who

  • are equivalent to an EU citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • have a continuous or permanent residence permit card in Finland (type A or P permit)
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (type P-EU permit)
  • are a family member (spouse or child) of an EU/EEA citizen (have a residence card for non-EU family members of EU citizens)
  • have an EU blue card in Finland

What does it cover:

·         50% Tuition Fee Scholarship

·         75% Tuition Fee Scholarship

·         100% Tuition Fee Scholarship after the first year of study year

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

SWITZERLAND

WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS IN THE INTRO!!

IT IS LINDT EVERYWHERE IN SWITZERLAND.

ADMIRE THE BEAUTY. STRESS LESS ABOUT YOUR FEES.

STRESSED IS DESSERT SPELT BACKWARDS – EVERY TIME YOU ARE STRESSED ABOUT EXAMS, NO WORRIES YOU WILL BE LIVING IN SWITZERLAND – EAT A LINDT!

The following scholarship is offered to study in Switzerland:

1. ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Program / ETH-D SCHOLARSHIP  (MASTERS STUDIES ONLY)

About:

ETH Zurich is a prestigious university, ranked 6th in QS Global World Rankings 2021. It is an institution that is focused exclusively on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Study and get an elite Swiss education plus enjoying living in one of the most expensive cities in the world – shop, indulge in chocolates and live like a diva!

Deadline:  15 December 2020

Requirements:

 1. Very good result in Bachelor’s degree programme (top 10% of Bachelor’s degree programme = grade A)

2. Please make sure to be reachable under the telephone number specified in your CV as the selection process might include a phone/VC interview in February.

What does it cover:

Two scholarship programmes are offered:

The Excellence Scholarship/ESOP consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 12’000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.

The ETH-​D Scholarship consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 7’500 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The department will additionally provide a scholarship of CHF 3’000 per semester or offer an assistantship (with a payment of CHF 500 – 600 per month). In Zurich, it covers the demanded CHF 21’000/year for the migration office (in Basel at D-​BSSE it covers CHF 24’000).

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

 GERMANY

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THIS IS GERMANY.

The following scholarships are offered to study in Germany:

·         DAAD Scholarships
·         ROSA Luxemburg Stiftung

1. DAAD SCHOLARSHIPS

About:

The German Academic Exchange Service (known as DAAD) is one of the largest organizations for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since 1925 (when it was founded), it has offered more than 2.6 million scholars funding nationally and internationally.

DAAD offers a plethora of scholarships for undergraduates, graduates, doctoral candidates/PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty who are willing to pursue studies in the fields of: medicine, engineering, art/music/sport, mathematics/natural sciences, law, economics and social science, language and cultural studies, veterinary medicine/agriculture, forestry and nutritional science.

There are 185 scholarship options for your selection.

Navigate and find a scholarship that meets your needs – click HERE!

2. ROSA Luxemburg Stiftung (BACHELORS & MASTERS STUDIES)

About:

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is a transnational alternative policy group and an educational institution, established in 1990 in Berlin.

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation offers study scholarships for international students.

Requirements:

  • Enrolment (or at least acceptance) at a public or publically accredited university in Germany
  • Proof of a completed Bachelor’s degree or finished basic study (Diplom, Magister, state examination)
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Social engagement in the spirit of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
  • Proficiency in the German language (at least B-2 level) – we do not fund German language courses!

What does it cover:

The monthly basic scholarship consists of 850€ along with a lump sum of 20€. Additional subsidies for health and nursing insurance of no more than 86€ are also available.

For more information and to apply, click HERE!

UNITED KINGDOM

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The following scholarships are offered for studies in the United Kingdom:

·         Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Only for postgraduate studies)
·         University of Cambridge Scholarship Opportunities
·         University of Oxford Scholarship Opportunities

1. GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP (ONLY FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES)

About:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program is for students who wish to pursue studies at the University of Cambridge. This program is established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is the largest single donation to a UK university.

Students will be admitted if they display the following:

·         Outstanding intellectual ability

·         Reasons for choice of course

·         A commitment to improving the lives of others

·         Leadership potential

Deadline: 3 December 2020 or 7 January 2021 (dependent on the course you choose to study)

Requirements:

Students who wish to pursue their full-time studies in:

·         PhD

·         MSc/MLitt

·         One-year postgraduate course excluding MBA, MFin, PGCE, MBBChir Clinical Studies, MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time), Graduate Course of Medicine (A101), Part-time degrees, non-degree courses

What does it cover:

Covers full cost of tuition.

For more information, click HERE!

To apply, click HERE!

2. UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

About:

University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world but is also one of the world’s fourth oldest surviving universities. This institute is one of the UK’s most prestigious ones, as it is ranked #7 globally as a top university according to QS Global World Rankings 2021.

University of Cambridge offers a plethora of scholarships.

If you are from the EU excluding the UK, Cyprus and Malta – click HERE! to navigate scholarships relevant to you.

If you are from commonwealth countries excluding the UK, Cyprus and Malta – click HERE! to navigate scholarships relevant to you.

If you are from the rest of the world (excluding the ones named above) – click HERE! to navigate scholarships relevant to you.

3. UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

About:

Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and is the world’s second oldest university. This institute is another one of the UK’s most prestigious universities, as it ranks #5 as a top university according to QS Global World Rankings 2021. It has produced a considerate number of notable alumni such as best-selling author Stephen Hawking and current British prime minister Boris Johnson, to name a few.

The following scholarships are offered at Oxford University for students starting in October 2021:

1. Hill Foundation Scholarship (for Russian students wishing to study for a second undergraduate degree)

2. The Bright Oceans Corporation Scholarship (for Chinese students studying an undergraduate course in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences division).

3. Palgrave Brown Scholarship (for students who are a resident of the following countries:  Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Georgia; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyz Rep.; Latvia; Lithuania; Macedonia;  Moldova; Montenegro; Poland; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan who are willing to pursue an undergraduate degree)

4. Reach Oxford Scholarship (for students from low income country for undergraduate studies)

5. Simon and June Li Undergraduate Scholarship (for students who are a resident of the following countries:  Bahrain; Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; China; Hong Kong SAR; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Oman; Papua New Guinea; Pakistan; Philippines; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Korea; Sri Lanka; Syria; Taiwan; Thailand; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; Vietnam; Yemen)

Furthermore, Saïd Business School, one of Oxford University’s colleges, offers many scholarships that are currently open. Find the extensive list HERE!

 EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT FROM A SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

“I am Luallan Naicker and I have obtained an African scholarship in Edinburgh Napier University. I was born and raised in South Africa. Now I am reaping the benefits of my scholarship to study abroad. Obtaining this scholarship I needed excelling marks and only a handful of people were chosen. So as said, it really takes your dedication to obtaining this scholarship or any scholarship. Your dedication as in putting the extra hours into academics, sport and etc. There’s a wide variety of scholarships a university can give students. I was fortunate to get the African (academics) scholarship, out of an average of 1000 African students and only 250 scholarships were given. My advice to you is, sacrifice most of your pleasures (although still have a balance) and you will reap the benefits later on.”

With or without COVID, Scholarship Track has your back to make your scholarship dreams come true.

If you are struggling with your online studies, check out these tips HERE! on how to ace your online classes!

If you get the common cold feet for interviews, check out these tips HERE! on how to ace virtual interviews.

Many of us are living in a bubble. We choose to isolate, we choose to travel the normal, expected route – we avoid “the road not taken”. If this is you – you are missing out on an adventure, a challenge to see what is out there, to find what could be awaiting you. The reason we head “the road not taken” is: fear. We are all human – we are susceptible to imperfection. It is okay to fall off the bike and be rejected from that particular scholarship or for your marks to start dropping – but the ball is in your court to get back on that bike and complete the journey, the dream you set up for yourself by choosing to read this article, by considering a European education. It is more than just about academics – it is about laughing at those “imperfections” at the end of the journey, sharing your stories in future interviews- building your character, whether it is learning a new language, or like Dev Shah in Master of None travel all the way to Italy and learn how to make pasta (seriously who does not want to learn how to make a good pasta from scratch?) – this is your chance. It is now or never.

NOTE:

These are just a few scholarships we have researched and presented to you. Scholarships are always coming out daily – check HERE! on how to find scholarships yourself as well as be connected with the Scholarship Track team on Instagram: @scholarshiptrack as well as on LinkedIn: Scholarship Track for daily posts on the latest opportunities students can take advantage of – we are your news updater for opportunities – we want to see you excel!

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