As an international student, any funding – big or small – can make the difference in reducing the financial burden when studying abroad. If you are looking for financial support, scholarships are the way to go. So, what are some of the 2021 scholarships you can still apply for?
Whether you are an ambitious undergraduate student or have several years of work experience and are looking to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree, here are several 2021 scholarships worth exploring:
Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship program enables French higher education institutions to attract the best international students to enroll in their master’s and doctoral programmes, Campus France notes.
It gives the opportunity to future foreign decision-makers in the private and public sectors, in priority fields of study, encourages applicants up to 25 years from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 30 years from developing and industrialized countries at doctoral level.
final date: January 7 2022
Boston University Presidential Scholarship 2021
Presidential Scholarship for First year students from all over the world showing exceptional academic achievement. “In addition to being among our most talented students, they also excel outside of the classroom and be leaders in their schools and communities,” the university’s website notes. It has an annual value of $25,000 and is available to international students.
final date: December 1, 2021
The Chevening Scholarship enables outstanding emerging leaders from around the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in the UK. Among the requirements for the scholarship are that you be a citizen of a country or territory eligible for the Chevening program and plan to return to the country of citizenship for at least two years after the expiration of your award.
final date: November 2, 2021
Ireland Government Scholarship Program for Postgraduate Studies
The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Program is a well-established national initiative, funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and managed by the Council.
Among its features are individual and prestigious awards for excellent research in the name of the applicant; an objective selection process using peer review of international independent experts; Funding across all disciplines, from archeology to zoology; and awards for non-bottom-up research, except for those funded by our strategic funding partners.
final date: October 21, 2021
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships is very competitive. The Gates Cambridge Trust was established in October 2000 by a donation of $210 million from the Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge.
Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now open. Please note that there are two possible application deadlines and they are based on the course you are applying for. Application results will be announced in February 2022.
final date: Either December 2, 2021 or January 6, 2022
Commonwealth Scholarship Program 2022
If you are a Pakistani student wishing to pursue a full-time MSc or PhD degree in the UK, this scholarship is for you. This program is administered by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, in association with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, United Kingdom.
Find full details of programs, eligibility, financial coverage/benefits, duration and further classification of study subjects offered on their website.
final date: November 1, 2022
In the end, some scholarships are more competitive than others, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it your best shot. Students should also note that many universities offer 2021 scholarships for which you may be eligible when applying for a specific program with the university – some automatically upon successful application, while others require students to apply, so be sure to do your homework.