If you are considering pursuing further studies abroad, here are some programs and scholarships you might find being worth to look into.

Where to start?

Step 1. You can start by defining a pool of Universities abroad that offer graduate or postgraduate programs that are right for you.

As application deadlines vary from one program to another, you might find it helpful to study the terms and application procedure as early as one year in advance before the prospective application.

Step 2. Study the policy of the chosen universities regarding international students

Many European and American Universities offer scholarships and grants from their own endowments and funds for talented international applicants. The information concerning funding opportunities is often published on university websites. For instance, Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship offered at the University of Calgary.

There are international grant programs that offer scholarships covering tuition fees, accommodation and other expenses that an international student might bear. These programs are aimed at various groups of students basing on such criteria as citizenship, income, field of study, etc. Some programs cater to a narrow group of students, others are more diverse.

Here is a list of some programs offered by countries and universities across the globe, but note that there are many more that you can find yourself.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

A prestigious, integrated, international study program, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. EMJMDs award EU-funded scholarships to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds.


Graduates of Russian universities, regardless of their citizenship, can apply for DAAD Russia scholarships and apply for studying in Germany. Many German universities offer tuition-free or minimal tuition-fee programs, and the DAAD scholarship can help cover living expenses.

The UK

Chevening – a prestigious scholarship for applicants from a number of countries. All applicants must meet the minimal work experience requirements.

The University of York offers scholarships for citizens of Congo, Nigeria and some other countries.


VLIR-UOS offers scholarships for citizens of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to study in Flanders and in the South of Belgium.


ErGo - scholarship for studying in Emilia Romagna for international students regardless of the country of citizenship.

Italian Government Scholarships for international students.

Scholarships for students in Piedmonte.

Scholarships of the Polytechnic University of Milan.

The Netherlands

Scholarships of individual universities, for example, Maastricht University for non-EU citizens graduate students as part of a larger programs UM Holland - High Potential Scholarship.


Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence provides funding to French Universities allowing for supporting international students. Check the website of the Universities that you are interested in to find out whether they offer a scholarship through this program.

Here you can find some other scholarships offered to international students in France.


Danish government scholarships for highly qualified non-EU/EEA students are provided to individual universities that offer them to international students. Check if the university you are interested in offers such scholarships. For example, here is information on the University of Copenhagen website concerning the scholarships.


Chinese Government Scholarships are awarded to graduate and postgraduate international students coming to study in Chinese universities. Beijing University of Chemical Technology, KNRTU Partner University, annually launches a call for KNRTU graduates to apply for studying and receiving the government scholarships.

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South Korea

South Korea offers scholarships for international students covering all expenses, including one year of Korean language courses.


One of the most important tools for international academic mobility in the USA is the Fulbright Program. One of the opportunities for financing your graduate studies in the USA is the Fulbright Graduate Student Program for the country of which you are a citizen.
Check the Admission section of the websites of the American universities you are interested in to see if they offer their own scholarships for international students.
Bear in mind that requirement for applications as well as application deadlines constantly change, so keep an eye on the updates from the programs and universities you are interested in.

Step 3. Start preparing your application

Application requirements can vary significantly from one program to another. However, there are some staples that are likely to be required regardless of the program.

1) Certificated of previously received education (a Higher Education Diploma or a Transcript of Records)

2) Certificates of international language tests (IELTS, TOEFL, TestDaF, etc.)

3) GMAT or GRE tests (mostly for MBA and engineering studies, not all programs require these)

4) Recommendation letters from your professors, supervisor or, in some cases, employer

5) List of your most significant achievements and list of publications

6) Motivation Letter (one of the most important elements of your application)

Certified translations of application documents are often required. If you need your application documents to be certified by your home university contact KNRTU International Affairs.

When it is required that your documents are sent to another university or service by your home university, contact KNRTU International Affairs to send your documents with a delivery service.


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