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Government Scholarships 2019 for Developing Countries

Filed in Scholarships Update by on May 27, 2019


Government Scholarships 2019There are several universities and programs that offer generous scholarships for developing countries. So, this article will give a list of the best scholarships that are offered to students from developing countries.

10 Best Government Scholarships for Developing Countries 2019

Scholarships for Developing Countries are Scholarships donated by Governments of Nations, International Institutions, Organizations and Individuals to sponsor Talented and Excellent Students from countries with low GDP to get a quality education in countries overseas.

The following is a list of the 10 best government scholarships for developing countries:

1. Wells Mountain Initiative

Deadline: April 1st

The Wells Mountain Initiative offers a highly competitive scholarship program that only accepts 3% – 6% of applicants. This scholarship provides financial assistance for undergraduate students from underdeveloped regions of the world. Special consideration is given to students with strong community service records who can make an impact in their local communities upon completion of the study.

Application Link

2. World Bank Scholarships Program

Deadline: February 28th

The World Bank Group has partnered with various organizations to provide academic support and graduate study financial assistance for candidates from developing countries or for students in international development programs. The two programs currently offered are the following:

  • Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)
  • Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP)

Application Link

3. MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Deadline: Based on Program

Young students from vulnerable countries are encouraged to become MasterCard Foundation Scholars. This foundation partners with schools and NGOs to help support higher education at undergraduate and graduate levels. Awards offer financial assistance covering tuition fees, housing, books, and return ticket for applicants who are studying internationally.

Application Link

4. Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Deadline: March 31st

The Aga Khan Foundation provides an award consisting of a 50% grant and 50% loan award. The international scholarship program is intended Primarily for Master’s study but the Ph.D. study is considered as well.

Application Link

5. Zawadi Africa Education Fund

Deadline: April 30th

Female African students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds are eligible for this international scholarship award. Zawadi, the sponsoring organization, has offices in Kenya and Ghana.

Application Link

6. OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Annual Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 30th

Applicants from developing countries outside of OFID member countries are eligible for a scholarship award for Master’s Degree Study. The scholarship strongly considers students in the fields of economics and development, environmental studies, and other STEM fields. The award covers tuition and exam fees, and even a first-year relocation fee.

Application Link

7. Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Deadline: February 28th

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) supports academic study for talented students. 800 awards for professional development and postgraduate study are awarded each year to individuals from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries.

Application Link

8. VLIR-UOS Scholarship to Study in Belgium

Deadline: Based on Program

Individuals from 31 developing countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America are eligible for this award to study in Flanders, Belgium. For graduate study, an award of €890/month and additional accommodation allowance of €390/month will be granted.

Application Link

9. Amos Bursary

Deadline: March 31st

For aspiring British students of African and Caribbean descent, the Amos Bursary presents an astounding opportunity. Awards may range from £500 to £1,000 annually. This specially designed program provides not just financial assistance but mentorship and leadership development for individuals of strong character.

Application Link

10. Asia Foundation Development Fellows

Deadline: November 31st

A $5,000 Professional Development Award Grant is open to young qualified candidates to gain career and leadership development training. The Asia Foundation has partnered with 18 nations to shape the leaders of cultural and social change across Asia.

Application Link

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