Top 10 Scholarships in the world for students from Nepal
While you pursue your education in a foreign country, you will realise that a lot of factors come into picture other than just studying such as tuition fees, managing your own personal expenses, residing options, etc. Therefore, a thorough research and planning everything wisely is a must! To help you with your planning, we have curated a list of top scholarships in the world that can help you lessen the burden of tuition fees.
1. Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France):
This scholarship is granted to international students wishing to study in French Universities and Academic Institutions. It is granted to Engineering students studying at the Masters level or PhD students studying law, economics or engineering sciences. It does not cover tuition fees, however, it does cover other secondary costs like international return trip, local transport, a monthly allowance,etc.
2. Chevening Scholarships (UK):
Valid for international students looking to apply to any university in the UK. It is granted to students coming from Chevening-eligible countries(Nepal is one of them). There are a few conditions to be satisfied, like you must have 2 years work experience, you must return to your home country for at least two years post completion of your scholarship, and satisfy their english language requirements.
3. Endeavour Postgraduate Awards (Australia):
Awarded to international students studying at either a master’s or PhD level. It is targeted towards international students from Americas, Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East and the Pacific. Students applying to any field of study can apply for this scholarship. Endeavour Leaders will receive AU$3,000 per month as a stipend. The eligible candidates are also eligible for many other benefits. Scholarships are available for upto 2 years for Master’s students and upto 4 years for PhD students.
4. Fulbright Scholarships (USA):
Around 4000 students from over 155 countries are granted this scholarship every year. It is definitely on of the most popular scholarships to study in the USA. There are many benefits available to the selected students. You can check country-specific benefits on the official website. You must apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home country.
5. Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants (Global):
Students from all over the world wishing to study in any country that has a host Rotary club or district. The scholarship funds students at a Master’s or PhD level. This grant doesn’t cover personal expenses, but may cover tuition, room and board, transportation, household supplies, etc. You can study in one of these 6 focus areas: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, and Economic and community development.
6. Uniplaces Scholarship (Global):
The Uniplaces Scholarship is a unique scholarship that covers rent for the students who do good deeds! 15 students get selected who have done good deeds for their international counterparts. They must submit proof of this and once reviewed by the committee, they are awarded rent for one semester.
7. GREAT Scholarships(UK):
Only for students having an Indian passport, covers full tuition fee if you have a confirmed offer letter from a list of 25 specific institutions which includes universities such as NewCastle University, UCL London, and The University of Nottingham. Find full list of Universities accepting GREAT Scholarships.
8. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships(Canada):
Students who are pursuing PhD Research Programmes related to Humanities and social sciences, specifically one or more of the following areas: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment are eligible for this scholarship. The awardee may be granted up to $40,000 per year for three years.
9. Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme:
It is all accepted by all universities, except universities in UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Ireland. The foundations assists students who originate from a list of specified countries(India included) and who wish to pursue development-related studies and have no other means of financing their education. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only.
10. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program(USA, Africa, and Japan):
A JJWBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance to selected students. It covers costs for the duration of the graduate course, or for two years(whichever is less). The applicant must have 3 years of work experience in a development related field, as well as hold a Bachelor’s degree in the same. The applicant must come from a developing country.