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The ten scholarships you need to know about if you want to study in Europe

Oct 14, 2019 | 8 months ago | Read Time: 3 minutes | By iKnowledge Team
The ten scholarships you need to know about if you want to study in Europe

Every year thousands of international students make their way to various European countries to study in universities and colleges. Though not as expensive as the United States, it still takes a fair amount to study here. Knowing about the right set of available scholarships can help you make the decision on countries and universities that have the best return on investment.

Let us look at some of the top ten popular scholarships that students can apply for and avail of, if they intend studying in Europe.

1.   British Chevening Scholarships (UK)

This is for study in the United Kingdom and for students from those countries where Chevening scholarship is applicable. Members of the Commonwealth come under that, including India. The scholarship is for a one-year degree program leading to a Master’s degree. It covers the cost of tuition, living expenses for a year, economy return airfare to and from the UK and as well as grants that cover other essential expenditure. Application involves filling up a detailed form and references from the home country.

2.  DAAD Scholarships for Developing countries

This scholarship is provided by the German Academic Exchange Service for admission to German universities and for those students pursuing postgraduate studies. It is targeted at international students from developing countries including Asia. Scholarships can be either partial or full depending on the program selected.

3.  Austrian government Scholarships[1]

The Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria administers this scholarship for non-Austrian students and for study in the country. It covers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies in areas such as natural sciences, technical sciences, medicine, and health sciences among others. There is a monthly scholarship of 1050 euros a month, health insurance, accommodation and travel costs.

4.  Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program

For study in France, students can avail of the Eiffel Scholarship Program run by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the intention to attract outstanding students doing their Master’s and PhD courses. The scholarships include a monthly allowance, return trip tickets, health insurance as well as expenses for cultural activities. Incidentally, the tuition fee is not covered.

5.  Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

Switzerland is not merely the land of watches, cheese, chocolates and Roger Federer. To attract the brightest talent from around the world, the Swiss government provides scholarship for students from 180 countries who can pursue doctoral and post-doctoral research in any academic field. The scholarship covers the tuition fees, a monthly allowance, medical coverage, lodging etc.

6. Gates Cambridge Scholarships[2]

Cambridge University in the UK attracts a lot of international students. To aid outstanding applicants, the Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded for postgraduate studies at the University. The full cost of the program is covered by the scholarship, that includes the college fees, maintenance allowance and economy class airfares for the to and fro journey and even visa costs.

7. Rhodes Scholarship at University of Oxford[3]

Being a Rhodes Scholar is very prestigious. It is among the oldest scholarships in the country. Exceptionally bright international students from select countries are awarded this scholarship, which covers all the fees including tuition, a personal stipend, health insurance benefits, and return airfare.

8. Italian Government Bursaries for Foreign Students[4]

If Italy is your destination for education, then the government has scholarships available for foreign students. It covers a wide range from university degree courses, vocational training programs, art, music, masters and PhD programs too. The scholarship has a duration of 3, 6 and 9 months.

9.  Leiden University Excellence Scholarships[5]

The Netherlands attracts a lot of international students and to help them with their finances the Leiden University has a scholarship that is offered to outstanding students who enroll in a master’s degree program in the university. The students get either 10,000 euros for tuition, or 15,000 euros for tuition or the full tuition fee depending on individual circumstances.

10.  Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham

This is again for UK and the scholarships are specifically meant for students from Africa, India and developing countries in the Commonwealth. The target students are those who want to do a Masters in the University, and then go back, and do some developmental work in their home countries. There are 105 scholarships awarded every year of which 30 cover the full tuition fee and 75 only 50% of the tuition costs.

While scholarships do help in the financing of studies abroad and help to take away some of the pressure on parents, the fact is that scholarships are limited and there are too many applicants for it. Parents would do well to provide for their child’s education on their own with a child savings plan.

It is better to independently finance your child’s future rather than depend solely on the chances of bagging a scholarship. To know about Aegon Life’s life insurance products like term insurance and other products, visit our home page.








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