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Research Scholarships 2020 for International Students

Filed in Scholarships Update by on December 6, 2019


Research Scholarships for International Students – One of the most well-funded international scholarships is research scholarships. Foreign governments fund international research scholarships to establish their countries as global research hubs.

Universities set up international research scholarship programs to attract high-quality students to contribute to their research efforts.

Research Scholarships

So if you are interested in undergoing a Masters by Research/Thesis or Ph.D. Degree program as an international student, below are the lists of 15 best research scholarships you can apply for:

1. Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)

Deadline: August 31st

The University of Adelaide offers Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

The scholarship includes course tuition fees, annual living allowance ($27,082 in 2018), and overseas student health cover.

The scholarship is awarded for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree.

Application Link

2. Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

Deadline: February 1st

The University of Edinburgh will offer 30 scholarships for Ph.D. Research Programme in any field of study offered by the University.

Each scholarship covers the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas graduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

Application Link

3. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

Deadline: Varies

Each year, the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.

The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline who are planning to study in Switzerland. The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, airfare, housing allowance, etc.

Application Link

4. Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Deadline: January 18th

The Chancellor’s International Scholarships are allocated annually through a combined postgraduate research scholarship competition and are open to all overseas students in any discipline offered at Warwick.

The award will include full payment of overseas tuition fees (worth up to £22,860) and a maintenance stipend worth £15,044 for full-time award holders.

Application Link

5. University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

Deadline: Varies

The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for Ph.D. students.

Application Link

6. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)

Deadline: October 31st

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher learning.

The scholarships are worth $50,000 per year for three years.

Application Link

7. Australia Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

Deadline: October 31st

The RTP provides block grants, on a calendar year basis, to higher education providers (HEPs) to support both domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees, known as higher degrees by research (HDRs).

The scholarship provides tuition fees, living allowance, and others.

Application Link

8. Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) International Scholarships at University of Flinders

Deadline: August 9th

The Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships (International) are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University.

The scholarship covers the international student tuition fees, a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $27,082 and an establishment allowance of up to $1,485.

Application Link

9. University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

Established by the University of Melbourne, this scholarship is available to high achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Master by research degree or Doctoral degree.

The scholarship offers full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree, living allowance, relocation grant, and health insurance.

Application Link

10. New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Deadline: July 15th

The NZIDRS, funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, provides scholarships for international students to undertake Ph.D. study at a New Zealand university.

The NZIDRS covers university tuition fees and associated student levies, an annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax-free), and medical insurance/year for the duration of three years.

Application Link

11. University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Deadline: September 15th

Prospective and current research students are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships, which are awarded during two rounds to domestic and international applicants.

The scholarship provides an annual living allowance of $26,288/year, a relocation allowance of up to $2,050, a thesis allowance of up to $500, full tuition fee and health cover.

Application Link

12. EFI Doctoral Fellowships in Finland

Deadline: Ongoing

The EDUFI Fellowships program is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields who wish to pursue their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university.

Master’s level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the program. The scholarship covers living expenses and a monthly allowance of 1,500 Euros.

Application Link

13. University of Otago International Research Master’s Scholarship

Deadline: Ongoing

The University of Otago International Master’s Award provides funding to support international Master’s students studying at the University of Otago.

Research Master’s scholarships support students during the thesis part of a research Master’s degree. The value of the scholarship is NZ$15,000/year plus a tuition fee waiver for 1 year capped at the domestic rate for Master’s study.

Application Link

14. University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

The University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship provides funding to support doctoral students studying at the University of Otago.

The Scholarship is available to both domestic and international students. Candidates for professional doctorates, as well as the Ph.D., are welcome to apply.

The value of the scholarship is NZ$25,000/year plus domestic tuition fees waiver.

Application Link

15. University of Sydney Faculty of Science Scholarships for International Students

Deadline: November 30th

The Faculty of Science offers a limited number of full-time postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding international students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in the Faculty of Science. The scholarship covers tuition fees plus stipends.

Application Link

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