Many students from all round the globe seek admissions in different universities of USA through GRE, IELTS / TOEFL, GMAT score etc., but unfortunately many can’t to do so due to the problem like financial need. So some of the foundations have started funding the international students those are meritorious, and talented and due to financial need or some other problem can’t afford to take admission.
Given below are some of the scholarships those are available for the admission in the Masters’ degree in any university of USA for the international students. Here the list contains mainly those scholarships for the Indian students in which they are eligible.
1. Fulbright Foreign Students Program in USA
This scholarship helps the graduate students and young professionals from other countries of the world to research and study in US for a year or more at US universities and institutes.
Eligibility: The international candidate who is holding bachelors’ or equivalent degree is eligible for this scholarship
Scholarship Amount: Full funding will be provided for the duration of study which includes tuition fees, airfare, living stipend, health insurance, etc.
How to Apply: The applications are processed by the bi – national Fulbright Commission / Foundation or US Embassies. So the candidates have to apply through the Fulbright Commission / Foundation or US Embassies of their home countries, but it should be done before the deadline.
For more details visit: http://foreign.fullbrightonline.org/about/foreign-fullbright
2. OFID Scholarship Awards for International Students
OFID stands for The OPEC Fund for International Development. This foundation helps by offering scholarship to those international students who have obtained or on the verge of obtaining their undergraduate degree and wished to study Masters.
Eligibility: Any international candidate belonging to any developing countries, lies in the age group of 23 – 32 years, have minimum 3.0 GPA or above, must have completed their undergraduate degree from any recognized universities are eligible for this scholarship.
Scholarship Amount: The candidate would be receiving $ 50,000 as tuition fees and a monthly allowance to cover books and living expenses, accommodation, etc. The amount will be sent to the account of the candidate on quarterly basis.
How to Apply: The candidate can apply online through the website but before the deadline.
For more details visit: http://ofid.org/FOCUSAREAS/Beyondthescope/ScholarhipAward.aspx. The applications are also available here.
3. Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarship for the postgraduate studies of the outstanding students who belong to developing countries and have no other means of financing their studies.
Eligibility: Any international candidate with excellent academic records, genuine financial need, is having a letter of admission in a reputed institute for their higher education, have thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans are eligible for the scholarship. Extra – curricular activities, achievements & work experiences shall add more preference in the selection.
Scholarship Amount: Amount that shall be covering tuition fees and living expenses only.
How to Apply: The application forms are available at the AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their countries of current residence. The completed application have to be submitted from where it was obtained. But it should be done before the last and final date that is mentioned in the website.
For more details visit: http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.aspx
4. Joint Japan / World Bank Scholarships in Development for International Students
This scholarship is mainly helpful for the highly trained professionals working in the field of the economic and social development.
Eligibility: International candidates who belongs to a World Bank member country within the age of 40 years, is having the bachelors degree or its equivalent, etc is eligible for this scholarship.
Scholarship Amount: The amount that would cover the cost of completing the Masters’ degree for one year. For a new year it has to be renewed.
How to Apply: The application forms are available in the official website. The candidate has to fill it up and then mail it. The information regarding the application is mentioned in the website.
For more details visit: http://go.worldbank.org/N1E6BQZXY0
5. Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program for Developing Countries
This scholarship program has a mission to expand educational opportunity and foster social justice in the developing countries. It provides fellowship for post – graduate study to emerging leaders who came from marginalized and excluded communities that typically lack access to higher education.
Eligibility: The candidates who would be able to demonstrate superior achievements in their undergraduate studies and is holding their bachelors’ degree are eligible for this scholarship. They should possess leadership potential. They also have to present a plan in which they are required to specify their plan how they would apply their studies to social problems or issues in their own countries.
Scholarship Amount: The amount that shall cover the support up to three years of study for masters’ with comprehensive package of benefit including preparatory training and placement assistance, etc.
How to Apply: Every country has an IFP International Partner. The candidates have to submit their applications to them only. All details about it are given in the official website.
For more details visit: http://www.fordifp.net/AboutIFP/tabid/55/language/en-US/Default.aspx and http://www.fordifp.net/AboutIFP/InternationalPartners/tabid/65/language/en-US/Default.aspx.
6. e8 Scholarship for Developing Countries in Sustainable Energy Development
This scholarship is meant to support the outstanding students who are pursuing advanced studies. This scholarship is specially designed for Masters and Post Doctoral students and not PhD students.
Eligibility: The candidates should have attained excellent grades and must be in the top 20% of their class, they must be determined to advance in their knowledge and understandings, must have a history of social involvements and must be committed to return and serve their own county after completion of their studies.
Scholarship Amount: $ 23,000 per year till the completion of the course
How to Apply: The candidate needs to apply online. The application form will be available in the link http://www.globalelectricity.org/en/index.jsp?p=103
For more details visit: http://www.e8.org/index.jsp?numPage=79
7. UNESCO – Japan Research Fellowships for Developing Countries
This scholarship was introduced to keep alive and honour the spirit of the former Prime Minister Obuchi. He actually believed in “people building the next era”. This scholarship is provided especially to support the innovative and imaginative post – graduate research in the areas of development.
Eligibility: Any international candidates who have completed their bachelors’ or equivalent degree and must be a person of high intellectual promises are eligible. The candidates must be within the age limit of 40 years.
Scholarship Amount: Between $ 6,000 and $ 10,000 in two or three installments
How to Apply: All the candidates need to submit the application form along with the documents mentioned in the form before the deadline to the address “Fellowship Programme Section, UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07”. Also an advance copy of it may be sent by fax to 188.8.131.52.55.03.
For more details visit: http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=14635&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
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