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6 scholarships you should check out to study abroad

Some of these scholarships are usually merit, need and subject-specific. Pic: Pexels/Olia Danilevich

Some of these scholarships are usually merit, need and subject-specific. Pic: Pexels/Olia Danilevich

Published Apr 27, 2022


Overseas education becomes affordable when students have access to the right scholarship programmes.

Some universities, and governments offer scholarships to international students for studying abroad. Most of these are offered for Master’s and doctoral programmes, however, undergraduate scholarships are now available.

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For students looking for more international learning experiences, below is a list of scholarships, compiled by Vaibhav Singh, co-founder of Leap Scholar:

1. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree

Location: Europe and UK. Time of application: September

This programme is an international study programme created by the EU to increase co-operation between Europe and the rest of the world. It covers all the costs, including participation, travel allowances, installation costs and monthly allowances.

2. Ontario Trillium

Location: Canada. Time of application: August/September

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This is given to seven individuals each year who have completed their postgraduate education and have achieved an average mark of 80% or higher in their final two exams. It can be renewed and extended depending on merit.

3. Vanier Canada Graduate

Location: Canada. Time of application: July to November

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This is available to those who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in the fields of national sciences, health research, engineering research, the humanities and social sciences from a Canadian institution. It covers the cost of education and other related expenses for three years and amounts to CAD 50 000 (R580 560) annually.

4. British Chevening Scholarships for International

Location: United Kingdom. Time of application: August

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As one of the top scholarships in the UK, it provides complete financial support for one-year postgraduate programmes in the country.

5. Tata Scholarship Cornell University

Location: New York, USA. Time of application: October/November

The Tata Scholarship fund is designed to make it easier for those students, regardless of their financial need


Location: USA. Time of application: May

It is one of the most rewarding educational grants that allows participants to exchange their knowledge with those from abroad. Graduate students, artists, and young professionals from all fields except medicine can apply.