Scholarships to study abroad have the power to transform lives, helping more students to study and allowing the best talents from all over the world to carry on with research and development in all academic areas. They are so important and bring so many benefits that governments, institutes, companies and other organisations are highly interested in funding them.
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Current Scholarships To Study Abroad
1. Women in Footbal: MBA in Liverpool
Place: Liverpool, UK
It is a different and quite exciting programme explicitly aimed at female candidates. It is the ULMS Women in Football Scholarship for the Football Industries MBA from the University of Liverpool. This specialist Football MBA covers many disciplines, including strategy and innovation, economics, sports marketing, and governance. Successful applicants will gain an in-depth insight into the sector and the real challenges of the sports business.
The university advises applicants to apply as early as possible. In addition, it is recommended that those interested should have four to five years’ experience in the management field and have a final average of at least 65% in their undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
This scholarship is part of the #WhatIF Women in Football initiative, which aims to encourage reflection on the topic and, concretely, increase the number of professional women taking on essential roles in a sector still dominated by men – with a background to work in club management and sport-focused organisations. Male and female candidates trained on this MBA are now working in top football clubs, government bodies, commercial and media organisations in Europe, Asia, America and Africa.
This MBA costs £24,950 for international students. There are two categories of scholarship: the full scholarship, which covers the entire course fee, and the partial scholarship, which covers part of the course fee. However, the benefit does not include expenses such as tickets and living costs in the country.
2. Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees at The Bournemouth University of Arts: The Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships
With the motto “Transforming creativity into careers since 1883”, – the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading, specialist arts university offering courses in Visual Arts, Architecture, Design, Media and Performance.
Located in one of the UK’s most beautiful natural locations with beaches, forests and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jurassic coastline, the institution also prides itself on its state-of-the-art campus, creative community and excellent teaching. As a result, the university holds a 93.5% UK employability rate.
Bournemouth is home to one of the fastest-growing creative and digital hubs in Europe, with its digital sector supporting over 7,500 digital jobs and contributing over £340million to the UK economy. And at AUB, as well as the thriving digital and creative environment where students will graduate, they will be immersed in an arts community from the outset.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships aim to recognise and support creative talent in the global student community. Applications are open to European Community and international students and extend to Pre-University (“Foundation”), Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. However, these are partial scholarships, offered as substantial reductions in course fees. Foundation and undergraduate applicants will receive a 40% reduction in course fees, and postgraduate applicants will receive a 45% reduction in course fees.
3.THE WORLD’S OLDEST SCHOLARSHIP OPENS UP NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR STUDY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY: “GLOBAL RHODES”
Place: Oxford, UK
The Rhodes Scholarship is a programme aimed at sponsoring exceptional candidates on postgraduate (Masters or Doctoral) courses at Oxford University. Established in Cecil Rhodes’ will in 1902, it seeks to select promising young people to promote mutual understanding between countries and foster future leadership that will change the world for the better. Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious scholarship programme in the world. One famous Rhodes Scholarship recipient is former US President Bill Clinton.
What is new is that the programme, which used to be restricted to students of specific nationalities, now has a “global” category – aimed at applicants from all over the world.
The scholarship recipients are granted exemption from university fees, help with expenses (around £15,900 per year) and return air tickets at the beginning and end of the programme. In addition, students can take any postgraduate course at the University of Oxford.
However, there is a rigorous selection programme, where, for example, only students whose universities have nominated can apply for Oxford postgraduate scholarships. Each university can select a maximum of three candidates for the Rhodes Scholarship. The process requires this recommendation to be made by a “senior official” such as the Provost, Vice-Chancellor or another postgraduate officer. The programme seeks young people up to 28 years old with a good CV, leadership profile, commitment, academic excellence, and the selection criteria for the intended course.
4. Partial Scholarships for Masters Studies at the University of Aveiro
Place: Aveiro, Portugal
The University of Aveiro has its own scholarship programme – which awards candidates who get the best positions among the applicants, regardless of the course. This scholarship will entitle the selected students to pay tuition fees at discounted rates. Courses normally cost between 4,500 and 5,000 Euros per semester, however, scholarship holders will be charged a discounted fee of 1,000 Euros per year for their courses.
This is an interesting option for candidates who want to study in Portugal, or attend Masters courses taught in Portuguese.
The University of Aveiro offers Master courses in the areas of Communication, Physics, Chemistry, Design, Administration, Engineering, Nursing, Ecology, Education and many more.
The 1st phase of applications for this scholarship programme takes place between 19 to 30 April 2021. The 2nd phase will be between 19 July and 4 August and the 3rd phase will be from 27 to 30 September. The number of scholarships awarded in each phase varies, therefore, if you need a scholarship – apply early (in the first phase).
For general information on Portuguese Master’s scholarships, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com.
4. Monash University: Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies in Australia
Deadline: 15 /10/2021
Place: Melbourne, Australia.
Monash University’s international scholarship programme is for students with an excellent academic track record – interested in undergraduate and post-graduate courses in nearly all subjects. Monash offers 214 undergraduate courses and 136 postgraduate courses. The only courses not included in the programme are MBA, Medical Sciences courses and undergraduate courses requiring a one-year Foundation course. This scholarship covers full tuition fees. Undergraduates will have also the possibility to be candidates to the prestigious leadership programme Monash Minds.
The requirements for this Australian programme include being an international student, having an offer from Monash for undergraduate or graduate course, and not being part of another scholarship scheme or receiving financial support from another organisation.
To keep the scholarship, they require students to have scores above 7 and take part in at least 3 events related to the programme. To apply, you will have to send a specific scholarship application form, after they offer you a place at the university. Therefore, first you must apply for a course at the university.
Four scholarships are available and the candidate’s selection will be based on academic quality, potential, transcript and the statement letter (500 words).
Deadline: 01 /07/2021
Place: Birkirkara, Malta
Newsweek Magazine recognises GBSB Global Business School as a leader in Global Education. QS Masters has ranked it as a TOP-150 school in the World and a TOP-10 in Spain. It has been awarded top scores for internationalisation and diversity by Multirank and the QS Stars Ranking System.
The Malta campus offers partial scholarships for the BACHELOR (B.A.) OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND DIGITAL INNOVATION course with:
DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP |FASHION & LUXURY BUSINESS |DIGITAL COMMUNICATION & PR.| FINANCE & FINTECH|DIGITAL MARKETING
SPORTS AND SPORTS MANAGEMENT | MANAGEMENT (GENERAL)
They award only 20 students per year with discounts of 30-90% on tuition fees, and the school selects the winners based on the applicant’s academic calibre.
Besides having English as an official language, Malta is the country in Europe with the highest economic growth rate at the moment. It has a low cost of living compared to other European countries and has a pleasant/sunny climate all year round.
6. Work Placement in Switzerland: European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Deadline: Applications open all year round.
Place: Meyrin (Geneva)
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) recruits young students from technical or administrative fields to spend a few months in training at the institution. The internship programme lasts from 1 to 6 months and is geared towards the student’s specific field of study.
To qualify for this programme is necessary to be an undergraduate student in one of the following fields: physics, computing, mathematics, electrical, mechanical or civil engineering, environment and other related fields. CERN will reserve a small part of the positions for students of translation, secretarial, accounting, legal services, HR, librarianship and other administrative areas.
This internship must be a compulsory or recommended part of the student’s degree course, and they must return to university after the experience.
It is mandatory to have a good level of English or French. During the internship, the selected student will need insurance for medical expenses or accidents.
Candidates can send applications for vacancies all year, but you must show the period in which you will be available for training when applying.
7. Schwarzman Scholars: applications open for 2021. Full Scholarships for Masters Programmes in China, focus on Leadership.
Deadline: 21 /09/2021
Since 2015, the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars has selected around 200 students from around the world for the master’s degree in China focused on leadership. It is one of the most prestigious business programmes in the world.
Schwarzman Scholars, founded by the legendary American financier Stephen A. Schwarzman, aims to train leaders “for success in a world where China plays an important global role”. The scholarship covers all the costs of the master’s degree at Tsinghua University – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Although the course focuses on leadership, applicants show which area they wish to specialise in. The areas available are Economics and Administration, Public Policy or International Studies.
This scholarship programme covers course fees, transportation, air tickets to China, health insurance, housing, food, a study trip in China and also includes an amount for personal expenses.
The application process is competitive: besides to confirm your English proficiency (the course will be entirely in English), you must be between 18 and 29 years old (by August 1, 2021) and have completed your undergraduate degree (by August 1, 2020). You must send at least two letters of recommendation, three motivation letters with different themes, complete academic transcript, and CV. Applicants with a degree in any area can apply.