Are international students entitled to full scholarships?

The answer is yes! Our Indian rupee is just 0.014 of the USD that means only those who are rich enough can easily pay the lump-some amount of money while it becomes a financial burden for a normal or even an upper middle-class person! What about others who wish to have the best of the world’s education! There is a solution to every problem, and we have this one, solved, just for you! International students are entitled to not mere scholarships but fully funded scholarships too!

Yes, dear all, you can even get fully funded scholarships for the whole course! Just that you need to prove your potential [your grades, your extra-curricular activities, the country you’re from, your socioeconomic background, or your research interest (for graduate scholarships)], for being eligible for a scholarship. Tuition fee waiver, only living expenses, some fully funded both tuition fees and living expenses, some travel expenses, book allowance, insurance and everything else you may require when abroad. Most importantly, you need to apply early, so you don’t miss out on important application deadlines.


The following are some of the choicest scholarships offered to  Indian students globally. The ones in bold letters are full scholarships.You will be glad knowing their global presence!

Aichi Scholarship Program for Asian Students Selected Participating Universities, Japan UG level In Aichi Prefectural government-approved manufacturing programs in Japan
DST A*STAR Call for Singapore-India Joint Research Grants Selected Universities in Singapore At specified levels fields of science and technology
Hinrich Full MA Scholarship in International Journalism at HKBU Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong


Master of Arts in International Journalism program
HM King’s and HM Queen’s Scholarships for Asian Students Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand PG level within engineering and technology, management or environment and development
Silk-Road Scholarship Program Seoul National University, South Korea UG level within humanities or social science programs
University of Adelaide Ashok Khurana Scholarship University of Adelaide, Australia PG level Within selected fields, research
India Global Leaders Scholarship University of Queensland in Australia Full tuition, UG or PG level Within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law excluding MBAs
Endeavour Postgraduate Leadership Awards Selected participating Universities, Australia PG or PhD Coursework or research in any field
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships Selected public funded or recognised institutions, Australia PhD or Post-Doctoral Research
University of Queensland Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships University of Queensland, Australia PG level.


In biology-related subjects
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) Future of Change India Scholarship UNSW Sydney, Australia UG or PG level submit a short video of you discussing how the scholarship will help you reach your goals.
University of Sydney International Research Scholarships University of Sydney, Australia PG Research or PG by research program Scholarship for up to three years
Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships University of Amsterdam, Netherlands PG level For students outside EU
 Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships North America or Europe UG or PG level Age: under 30, must reside in India while applying (around USD 100,000)
ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarship Program Selected participating Universities, Switzerland PG level  
Swedish Scholarships for International students Swedish selected participating Universities Master’s degree For international students from developing countries
VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships Selected participating Universities, Belgium Master’s degree For students from selected developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Heriot Watt SML International Merit Scholarships Heriot Watt University in the UK PG level

taught program within the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society.


Sir Ratan Tata Fellowships for South Asian Students at LSE London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK within the LSE Asia Research Centre (ARC), UK Social science students Students from South Asia
Saltire Scholarships Scotland, UK At any degree level Students from Canada , US, India, China
Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) Scholarships Oxford University or University of Cambridge, UK.


At any degree level
Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship at St. Antony’s College – Indian government University of Oxford’s St. Antony’s College, UK Only available to high-achieving postgraduate research students field of history, economics and political science
LSE Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK PG level Total there are only five awards for the commonwealth countries
Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships Selected participating Universities, UK doctoral students, research students and visiting fellows
British Chevening Scholarships Selected participating Universities, UK Typically for 1 year Master’s degree Outstanding Scholars with leadership potential
Gates Cambridge Scholarships Cambridge University, UK UG and research For international students all over the world
Clarendon Scholarships University of Oxford, UK UG level Academic excellence and potential , all degree subjects, 140 new scholarships every year
Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships Warwick Graduate School, UK PhD Any research in any discipline, open to any nationality students
Westminster Full International Scholarships Westminster University, UK UG Any field, for developing country students
British Council GREAT scholarships Selected participating Universities, UK UG or PG or PhD level
Sussex India Scholarships University of Sussex in the UK PG level
University of Bournemouth Business School Dean’s Scholarships Bournemouth University in the UK PG level 50 percent tuition fee reduction.
University of Lincoln India Scholarship University of Lincoln, UK High-achieving Indian postgraduate students £5,000 tuition fee reductions
University of Oxford Felix Scholarships Oxford University, UK UG level Funding opportunities
University of Sheffield University of Sheffield, UK UG or PG level Strong academic potential
University of Southampton LLM International Scholarships University of Southampton, UK PG level Law subjects
Raman Charpak Scholarship French Institutions PhD level Can carry out Research work up to 6 months
Campus France Charpak Scholarship Selected participating universities, France PG level 30 or under and be a current student or currently employed in India
Orange Tulip Scholarship – Grants selected participating universities, Ireland UG or PG level
UCD Global Graduate Scholarships University College Dublin in Ireland UG level
International Leader of Tomorrow Award University of British Columbia, Canada UG or PG level  
Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program University of Toronto, Canada UG or PG level Exceptional academic achievement and creativity, leadership skills
Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students Stanford Graduate School of Business, US MBA Program students must return to India within two years of completing their studies.


S.N. Bose Scholars Student Exchange Program for Indian Students Selected Universities, US PG or higher level Indian researchers in science and technology
Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships US accredited Institution Any level outstanding Indian students
Cornell University Tata Scholarship Cornell University, US UG level
The Ramakrishnan Family Scholarship and Akhtarali H. Tobaccowala Fellowship Chicago Booth School of Business, US full-time MBA
Asian Women in Business Scholarship Universities accredited to US University UG level Female Asian students, Business degree
Joint Japan World bank Scholarships Selected universities of the world UG level For students from World Bank Member countries, development related studies
ADB Japan Scholarship Program Selected participating Universities globally PG level Economics, management, science and technology and other development related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region
Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants Accredited Universities UG level For 1 to 4 years (coursework or research)
OFID Scholarship Award Accredited Universities PG level

Worth up to USD 50,000.


Hope you liked the information! Now, gone is the anxiety about scholarships and gone is the time to overthink about it! Just start with your preparation and try to get the best scholarship at your desired study destination! Good luck!

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