Abroad education is a fantastic way to learn about cultural differences, meet people from all around the world, and gain a new outlook on life.
However, financing a study abroad can be hefty and can stomp on your pockets pretty hard! Therefore, affordability is a prime concern and sometimes the only concern for many brilliant students. In fact, in some countries, the cost study can be downright outrageous! But shouldn’t knowledge be free? I believe help must always be given to those who deserve it.
Here is a list of scholarships available for deserving students for abroad education in different countries.
(1). Netherlands (Orange Tulip Scholarship India):
The culture in the Netherlands is quite laid-back and unique. You will find canals in the middle of the city with crystal clear water, bicycles everywhere, and obviously their world-class princely varsities.
The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) India is a Dutch merit-based scholarship program that facilitates brilliant Indian minds with a chance to pursue bachelor’s/master’s degrees in the Netherlands.
The scholarship covers up to 100% of your tuition fees, and with some part-time jobs, you can easily manage your living there.
Top varsities: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, etc.
(2). Japan (Japanese Government’s MEXT Scholarships):
Japan has a longstanding experience of being respected for its own culture, traditions, punctuality, and reliability. Japan has everything from cosmopolitan cities with futuristic technology (i.e., The Shinkansen or the Bullet train) to serene untouched nature.
The MEXT scholarships mainly target brilliant minds having academic competencies superior or equal to those of Japanese students. The scholarship amount varies, from 120,000 Yen/month (79,082.79 INR) to 148,000 (97,535.44 INR) depending upon the level of your course.
Top varsities: Tohoku University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, etc.
(3). South Korea (Global Korea Scholarship Program):
Boasting the world’s 10th largest economy and the Asian powerhouse in research, education, and technology, South Korea might be a great choice if your priority is to stay in Asia. Seoul is the capital of South Korea and is a hotbed of ingenuity innovation.
The Global Korea Scholarship Program is for ingenious students trying to foster a career in the Republic of Korea. The scholarship itself is quite a treat. It covers everything starting from airfare to living allowance (1,000,000 KRW/65,407.13 INR), research allowance (2,40,000 KRW/15,702.21 INR), medical insurance, etc. The scholarship covers tuition fees up to 5 million KRW (3,27,129.45 INR) per semester.
Top varsities: Seoul National University, KAIST, Sungkyunkwan University, etc.
(4). Ireland (Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship):
Ireland is a magnificent island nation that blends urban spaces with picturesque countryside, medieval landscapes, and diverse geomorphology. It’s a highly developed English-speaking country so, no shortage of opportunities here.
The Higher Education Authority of Ireland offers 60 scholarships to non-EU/EEZ for bachelors/masters/PhDs. The scholarship offers a complete waiver of tuition fees and 10,000 Euros (8,86,760.00 INR) as a stipend.
Top varsities: Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University College Cork, etc.
(5). The United States of America (Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship):
The United States of America is the pinnacle of higher education. The return on investment and the number of opportunities that the United States offers are unrivaled!
The Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship is for brilliant Indian minds having three years of work experience willing to pursue masters from the United States of America. The scholarship covers tuition fees, living costs, health insurance, etc.
Top varsities: Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, etc.