5 Incredible International Scholarships You May Have Never Heard Of

| 01/03/2017 | 0 Comments

Either you want to improve your academic abilities or just get to know different cultures while studying, there are some great opportunities out there, waiting for you. From Brazil to the United Kingdom, the possibilities are unlimited. The world is a fantastic place, and for a knowledge eater and a traveler, a fellowship is a fabulous option. So, here you have a list of 5 incredible international scholarships you may have never heard of. We’ll let you pack your things now.

1. U.S. scholarships for International students

America is a great option for students to study abroad and to travel. We couldn’t decide which one to choose, especially since there are various kinds of scholarships available. So pick the one that better suits you:

Government-funded fellowships. Apart from a well-known “Fulbright Foreign Student Program,” the U.S. government has another fantastic scholarship:

A non-degree option for foreign professionals, “Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program”, is based on a ten months platform of academic study, designed for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge. The Government is funding this program; however, you won’t get any degree qualifications, so bear this in mind before writing your application.

Non-governmental scholarships. We’ve put “Abbey Road Summer Scholarship” on the list, too. You need to demonstrate high academic performance, but it’s worth it. You have different financing options, from $500 to $1000. Both alternatives are designed to arouse cultural-exchange awareness among international students. What’s interesting on Summer Enrichment Fellowship, for instance, is that trainees have to constantly update a blog during the entire summer, on top of their program experience.

2. The BP Global Citizens of Tomorrow Scholarship

This scholarship is a fantastic opportunity to get to know Brazilian or Indian culture while strengthening your academic ground. If you’re interested in engineering, math, science, or technology, this program fits you like a glove. However, if you’ve reached your 19th birthday, then you’re not a match. This scholarship addresses young students from 15 to 18 years old. Young and free, so they say.

You’ll get the chance to study abroad; however, they do require strong academic results and a minimum grade point of 3.0 or equivalent. The best part so far is that you can submit a financial aid application which will substantially reduce your costs. More money for traveling, awesome! So prepare yourself for quite an adventure. Make sure you meet the criteria and write your college entrance essay right away – remember, it really should be a well-written paper for the application to be approved. And there’s no time to waste!

3. New Zealand Development Scholarship

If you’re more than 18 years old, and you live in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Caribbean, this scholarship is perfect for you. All you need is the desire to study in New Zealand for at least six months and a genuine interest in helping your country develop. To be more precise, this scholarship inclines towards disaster risk management, public sector development, renewable energy, agriculture progress, and other related areas. And, of course, you have to meet some academic entry requirements, depending on the chosen program.

What are they offering, besides a wonderful opportunity to live in New Zealand?

  • Full tuition fees;
  • Establishment remittance;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Living allowance;
  • The trip from your home country to New Zealand and vice versa;
  • Constant support with research.

4. The Great Wall Programme

The Government of the People’s Republic of China is offering 75 fellowships for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. You must live in a developing country in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Arabia, or North America to be eligible. There is a great variety of fields to study since many Chinese universities are certified for “The Great Wall Programme.”

From China Academy of Art to Shanghai University of Science and Technology, the options are plentiful. The program covers tuition fees, monthly living allowance, accommodation, international travel costs, and health insurance. Courses will most probably be conducted in English, but prepare yourself to learn Chinese since some classes may still require it.

There is a downside, though. The scholarship offers you a chance to study in China for just one year; but we’d say it’s enough to enrich your knowledge and climb the Great Wall. Don’t forget to send us a postcard.

5. Australia Awards Scholarship

Managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this scholarship focuses on teaching students how to promote growth and social development of their own countries. Full-time undergraduates or postgraduates from Asia, Middle East, Africa, or the Pacific are offered the opportunity to study at different Australian universities.

What’s truly great about this scholarship is that it teaches students to invest in their country of origin. As a grantee, you’ll be trained in higher educational institutions from all across Australia. The scholarship also offers tuition fees, establishment allowance, pre-course English fees, and many other benefits. However, you’ll be asked to return home for at least two years after finishing the program, to contribute to the growth of your country.

These programs are a fantastic opportunity to study abroad and learn more about different cultures. While some are focused on research, other are specially conceived to allow youngsters to broaden their horizons, and there are also options that combine them successfully. Where would you like to study if you had the chance to choose any country?

With a background in education and entrepreneurship, Jake Lester writes for the education and blogging projects. Jake writes for many blogs and gives useful advices for entrepreneurs, students and educators. He likes to cover stories in productivity, careers and education. Connect with him on Twitter


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