Award/ Scholarship Programmes for International Study

Erasmus plus - financial support for studying abroad

Scheme which allows students to apply for financial support for their Masters study in another Erasmus plus programme country.

US-UK Fulbright Commission

Information on studying in the US and scholarships for UK citizens.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

Commonwealth Scholarships are available in many commonwealth countries. This site allows you to find out which countries have scholarships and provides contact details.

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries

Details of bursaries currently offered for postgraduate study in UK and abroad.

BUNAC Scholarships and Awards (North America)

Scholarships providing top-up funds to UK passport holders for study in USA or Canada. There are also travel awards for study in USA and individual scholarships in specific subject areas.

CERN Fellowship Programme

Junior Fellowship Programme is available for holders of an Engineering degree at most MSc level with not more than 4 years experience. Details of the programme can be found in the jobs section of the CERN website.

Australia Awards Scholarships

Opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full-time study in Australia. Formerly known as Australia Development Awards

Endeavour Leadership Programme (Australia)

Short and long term study awards offered by the Australian Government for citizens of Australia's priority partner countries.

Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships

Each year the CFUW provides a range of postgraduate awards to women through its Charitable Trust Fund.

International Scholarships (Canada)

Information on scholarships for Canadian and non-Canadian nationals including a searchable database. The website is run by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT).

Canada Memorial Scholarships

Open to UK citizens who hold, or expect to attain, a minimum of an upper second class degree for study in Canada.

China Scholarship Council

Funding for foreign citizens wanting to study in China.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

PhD fellowships for study in Hong Kong.

Canon Foundation Research Fellowships (Japan)

Grants offered to European nationals of any degree discipline to study in Japan.

Japanese Government (Mext) Scholarships

Postgraduate research opportunities in Japan for UK graduates.

JSPS Fellowship for Research in Japan

Short-term fellowships awarded for 1-12 months to pre/postdoctoral researchers in North America and Europe. Postdoctoral fellowships awarded for 12-24 months to young researchers.

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (Japan)

A unique 19 month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan. No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary.

Toshiba Fellowship Programme (Japan)

Toshiba, supported by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) offers outstanding European scientists the opportunity to join one of its high-technology research teams in Japan for up to two years. The Toshiba Fellowship Programme is open to PhD level researchers of EU nationality currently working in a UK academic institution.

Taiwan Scholarship Program

Encourages promising students from foreign countries to pursue their studies, at Masters or PhD level, in Taiwan.

American Association of University Women (USA)

Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. Several fellowships also available for study outside US.

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships (USA)

Provides fully funded scholarships to study at one of the Faculties at Harvard.

Kennedy Scholarships (USA)

Provides full scholarships to UK graduates for study at either Harvard or MIT.

Lindemann Trust Fellowships (USA)

Applications invited from UK and commonwealth citizens who are pursuing postgraduate research at a UK university (but not graduates of these institutions) in the fields of pure and applied physical sciences.

PEO International Peace Scholarship for female students (USA)

Established in 1949, this program provides scholarships for selected women from outwith the US and Canada for postgraduate study in North America.

St. Andrew's Society of North Carolina (USA)

One grant offered to a Scottish student for study in North Carolina.

Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarship (USA)

Two scholarships provided for final year Scottish students to study at a university in the United States within a 250 miles radius of New York City (including the Washington DC area).

Thouron Scholarships (USA)

Provides funded scholarships to study to UK students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships (USA)

Awards fellowships annually to study at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington DC.

Anglo-Danish Society Scholarships (Denmark)

Awards for British students wishing to study in Denmark.

German Academic Exchange Service

Provides mainly funding opportunities for study and research in Germany ranging from language courses to research grants.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany)

A range of scholarships are offered to scholars of any degree discipline to undertake a research project in Germany. Consult their website for full details of specific awards.

British Chamber of Commerce in Germany Foundation

Scholarships for British students planning to study in Germany.

Scholarships to study in Germany (Studying in Germany)

Details of organisations offering funding for study in Germany.

Onassis Foundation Fellowships (Greece)

Awards for non-Greeks planning to study in Greece.

European University Institute Fellowships (Italy)

EUI carries out research in Economics, Law, History, Politics and Social Sciences, from a European perspective. Fellowships (Jean Monnet and Max Weber) are awarded to post-docs in the early stages of their academic careers.

British Federation of Women Graduates

National award for female doctoral students and an international award for female postgraduate students. Check the website below for full eligibility requirements and application details.

Wyndham Deedes Scholarship (Israel)

Travel scholarships to Israel for graduates of British universities to undertake intensive study of an aspect of life in Israel.

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