Studying in another country can be an expensive adventure to embark on. Form tuition fees, to accommodations, livings costs among others usually make it impossible for lots of students to even dream of getting a degree in another country. Nonetheless, if you are a bright, motivated, and talented students, then international scholarships are for your taking.

The scholarship awards make the world better for financially challenged, yet bright students. In addition, there are three different types of scholarship awards. Government sponsored, Institute funded and University funded scholarship awards. In this guide, we discuss the best scholarship programs for bright students.

Government Funded Scholarship

1. Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright scholarship is an international exchange program between the US government and 155 countries.

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Every year, Fulbright awards approximately 1800 bright and excellent foreign students to pursue their Ph.D. and Masters degrees. Besides, the scholarship caters for full tuition fee, airfare, living stipend, and health insurance.

2. Chevening Scholarship

Chevening is a global flagship scholarship program supported by the British Government. Each year, it offers the scholarship to approximately 1000 excellent students from over 130 countries who wish to undertake their postgraduate study in the UK.

Chevening is a full scholarship program, which covers monthly stipend, tuition fee, and different one-off allowances for foreign students to travel around the UK.

3. Endeavour Scholarship

The Endeavour postgraduate scholarship provides full financial support for international students from Asia, America, Europe, The Caribbean, Pacific, and the Middle East. They support a 2-year master’s program or Ph.D. level with 4 years maximum either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia.

The scholarship entails travel allowance, college fees, establishment allowance, monthly stipend, health insurance covers, and travel allowances.

4. Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

The Eiffel scholarship attracts students who want to pursue their masters and Ph.D. programs at participating French Universities.

However, the scholarship does not cover tuition fee. Nonetheless, they offer monthly allowances. Health insurance and return tickets to the scholarship holders.

 University Funded Scholarship

1. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship

This is one of the most prestigious international scholarships which is open to international students from all over the world. The scholarship is a full cost-award for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

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The scholarship award covers college tuition fee, maintenance allowance, airfare among others. Each year 100 students are awarded the scholarship.

2. Clarendon Scholarship

The Clarendon scholarship provides an opportunity to over 140 international students every year. The scholarship is awarded on merit best and potentials across all the degree-bearing disciplines offered at the University of Oxford. The award covers tuition fee, in full and grants for living expenses.

3. Schwarzman Scholars Program

This program is designed to target global leaders. Schwarzman Scholarship is the firs program created to respond to the rapid need of geopolitical leaders across the landscapes in the 21st century.


The program offers the world best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills while pursuing a one year master’s degree program at the Tsinghua University. The award covers tuition fee room boarding and travel allowances.

 Institute Based

1. Rotary Foundation Global Study

The Rotary Foundation offers their scholarship awards from the Rotary Foundation Global Grant. The award caters for the fund for graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years. The minimum budget for a global scholarship is $30,000.