9 Countries offering scholarships to international students in 2023

Studying abroad has great benefits that translate into a comprehensive education, since you will not only learn about the culture of another country and train with international experts, but on a personal level you will be able to live unforgettable experiences.

If you are looking for international scholarship opportunities to finance your studies, keep reading!


KU International Excellence Award

The University of Kansas offers scholarships for international students in the United States who wish to continue their studies. The University of Kansas offers merit scholarships to the best performing freshmen entering the fall semester, i.e., the KU International Excellence Award and Transfer Scholarships. These scholarships for international students are renewable for four (4) years if students maintain the required University of Kansas GPA.

Academic Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


These international student scholarships offer:

- A full tuition award valued at $25,000+.

The KU International Excellence Award is available to NEW freshmen and transfer students beginning their studies in the Fall 2023 term. To be considered, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be admitted for the upcoming fall semester.

Application Deadline

January 20, 2023


Ireland Government Scholarship

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is pleased to issue the Call for Applications 2023 under the Ireland Government International Education Scholarship Program. Under the initiative, 60 scholarships for international students at Masters or PhD level will be awarded to successful candidates who have an offer of a place in an eligible Irish higher education institution.

The offer is open to students from non-EU/EEA countries and is applicable to all fields of study.

Academic level of study

Masters and PhD


Successful students will receive:

A stipend of € 10,000 for one year of study A full waiver of tuition and other registration fees at the higher education institution.

Applications can be submitted through the online portal by clicking here.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is March 24, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (Irish time).


Mälardalen University scholarship program

Each year, Mälardalen University offers a limited number of scholarships for international students who apply for a master's program with us as their first choice.

The scholarships are aimed at particularly qualified students coming from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees. The scholarship is NOT open to students from the twelve countries with which Sweden has long-term development cooperation (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia).

Academic level of study

Master's Degree


The scholarship will cover 100% of the program tuition as long as you follow the normal curriculum (minimum 22.5 credits/semester, minimum 45 credits/academic year). The scholarship does not cover living expenses. If your status from fee-paying student to non-paying student changes during the program study period, you will no longer be awarded the scholarship.

Application Deadline

February 1, 2023

4. Germany

SBW Berlin Scholarship

Through these scholarships for international students, socially committed talent is supported in volunteer work in their home countries.

From the beginning of their studies, SBW Berlin Scholarship recipients initiate, develop and implement their own non-profit social projects. Ideally, these projects have strong connections to the work of other non-profit organizations located in the scholarship recipient's home country to improve living conditions there.

After successfully completing their studies, scholarship recipients are expected to return to their home countries to continue working on their projects and implement the skills and knowledge acquired during their stay in Berlin. SBW Berlin is available to provide advice and mentoring.

One of the most important requirements of the SBW Berlin Fellowship is the intention of the Fellow to return to his or her home country to work there for at least 18 months after completing the study program. Therefore, from the very beginning of the scholarship, SBW Berlin supports all scholarship recipients to achieve their career goals in their home countries.

This is done through networking with other organizations, through SBW Berlin's assistance with specific job searches in the scholarship recipients' home countries and with the preparation of work materials thereafter. In addition, all non-profit social projects developed must have strong connections to the home countries of the scholarship recipients.

Academic level to be pursued

Master's degree


For the duration of the scholarship (maximum funding period is equal to the regular study period), SBW Berlin covers the necessary living expenses of the scholarship recipients.

These scholarships for international students also include:

- a room in our shared student apartments in Berlin

- living allowance

- tuition fees (If tuition fees exceed the national average, a deductible can be expected).

- possibly also a travel allowance for travel to Berlin before the start of studies and for travel after completion of studies.

Application Deadline

The application deadlines for these scholarships for international students are December 31 and June 30 of each year.

Application documents can only be submitted between November 15 - December 31 and May 15 - June 30 of each year.

5. United Kingdom

Think Big Scholarships

The University of Bristol invests around £3 million each year in scholarships for international students under the Think Big program to help them go to Bristol in 2023. These scholarships are for undergraduate and master's degree applicants with overseas tuition.

Students who receive a Think Big scholarship also have the opportunity to be part of the Think Big Development Programme.

These scholarships for international students are open for applications for those planning to enroll in September 2023. You must apply for the course or program at Bristol before applying for one of these scholarships.

Academic level of study

Bachelor's and Master's degrees



- Scholarships for international undergraduate students are worth £6,500 and £13,000 per year and can only be used to cover the cost of tuition fees.

- Applicants may also be eligible to receive a £3,000 cost of living scholarship during their first year of study.

Master's Degree

- Scholarships for international postgraduate students are worth £6500, £13,000 and £26,000 per year and can only be used to cover the cost of tuition fees.

- Applicants may also be eligible to receive a £3,000 cost of living grant during their first year of study.

Application Deadline

- Undergraduate

Applications will close at 10 a.m. (UK time) on Monday, February 27, 2023.

- Master's Degree

Applications close at 10 a.m. (UK time) on Monday, April 24, 2023.

6. Singapore

Singapore International Graduate Award (Singa)

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Management University (SMU).

The PhD training will be conducted in English in the laboratory of choice at A*STAR, NTU, NUS, SUTD or SMU research institutes. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these laboratories. Upon successful completion, students will receive a PhD from NTU, NUS, SUTD or SMU.

Singapore is the gateway to some of the fastest growing economies in the Asia Pacific region. And with SINGA, students can continue their PhD education in Singapore, establish global links and take their research career to greater heights. SINGA fosters a vibrant and culturally diverse research community of international students. You will work in a multicultural environment alongside distinguished and world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities.

Academic level of study



These scholarships for international students provide support for up to 4 years of doctoral studies, including:

- coverage of tuition fees

- monthly stipend of S$2200 which will increase to S$2700 after passing the qualifying examination

- one-time airfare allowance up to S$1,500

- one-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000.

Application Deadline

1st June 2023


CSC Scholarship

The Chinese Government Scholarship-High Level Postgraduate Program offers full scholarships established by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China to support designated Chinese universities to enroll outstanding international students for graduate study in China.

Dalian University of Technology (DUT) will offer the Chinese Government Scholarship - High Level Postgraduate Program for doctoral or master's students in 2023. This scholarship only supports graduate programs. The duration of the scholarship is three (3) years for master's programs and four (4) years for doctoral programs.

Most programs at DUT are taught in Chinese, and DUT also offers some programs taught in English. For more details on the programs, please refer to the attached files.

Academic level of study

Master's and Ph.


Scholarship details for international students:

- Tuition waiver, on-campus housing;

- Monthly allowance offered as follows:

* Master's students: 3,000 CNY/month.

* Doctoral students: 3,500 CNY/month.

- Comprehensive Medical Insurance.

- Applicants are expected to pay their own international travel expenses.

Application Deadline

February 20, 2023

8. Denmark

Danish Government Scholarship

The University of Southern Denmark offers the Danish Government Scholarship, supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, to certain applicants in recognition of the significant investment made by international students during their education.

To be eligible for these scholarships for international students, you must be a non-EU/EEA citizen enrolling in one of the following Master's degree programs at Sønderborg with program start in September:

- Master of Engineering - Mechatronics - both profiles.

- Master of Engineering - Electronics (Sønderborg)

Scholarships will be awarded to the best qualified of the eligible applicants. All eligible applicants who are offered a study place will automatically be considered for the scholarship. These scholarships for international students do not require a separate application.

Academic Level of Study

Master's Degree


The scholarship consists of two parts: a full tuition waiver and a grant to help cover living costs amounting to DKK 3000 per month before tax.

Application deadline

February 1, 2023


University of Twente Scholarship (UTS)

The University of Twente Scholarship (UTS) is a scholarship for excellent students from non-EU/EEA countries applying for a postgraduate (MSc) program at the University of Twente.

These scholarships for international students aim to help international students reduce their financial burden to help them continue their higher education in the Netherlands. The scholarships welcome outstanding and motivated international students to study at the University of Twente and become part of the community that can invest efforts to improve the world.

Academic level of study

Master's degree


These scholarships for international students in the Netherlands provide between 3,000 € to 22,000 € for one year (approximately 50 scholarships available).

Please note: this scholarship is intended as compensation for study-related costs. It is up to the scholarship student to decide how to spend the money. No costs (e.g. tuition fees) will be paid on your behalf.

In the case of applying to a two (2) year study program, students may receive an additional UTS in an amount equal to the first year's amount to cover the second year's expenses. However, the scholarship will only continue for the second year when students meet specific requirements.

Application Deadline

February 1, 2023 and May 1, 2023