Scholarships for international students

The schemes listed are the main funding awards for international students.

Most funding schemes offer partial assistance; funding bodies have strict criteria and competition for awards can be fierce. Therefore it is worth remembering to follow any instructions for how to make an application and make sure you apply before the deadline (which can be over a year before the start of your programme).

If you are seeking financial assistance you should first contact your own Ministry of Education who will be able to advise you on your own government’s schemes for students studying abroad. The British Council in your country should also be able to tell you of any British scholarship schemes for which you are eligible. If there is no British Council office, then contact your nearest British Embassy or High Commission. Some international organisations such as UNESCO and WHO operate scholarship schemes, usually for developing countries. In addition voluntary organisations such as religious bodies and charities sometimes award small bursaries. Contact the appropriate organisations in your own country for more information. You may also wish to visit the British Council scholarships and funding web pages.

Subject-specific scholarships and bursaries

A number of Colleges offer scholarships for students on specific degree programmes or subjects, and travel bursaries for study abroad. See our list of current subject-specific scholarships.

Subject-specific scholarships and bursaries

A number of Colleges offer scholarships for students on specific degree programmes or subjects, and travel bursaries for study abroad. See our list of current subject-specific scholarships.

Chevening Scholarships

The Chevening Programme, which is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from more than 150 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 1500 individuals. There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.

Applications for the scholarships must be submitted online. Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject areas (which vary from country to country) are available on the individual country pages.

 Applications for 2015/16 Scholarships will open on 1 August 2014.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme

The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, to support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study a Masters programme in the United Kingdom. For details please visit the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme website.

 Applications for 2015/16 to be announced shortly.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Scholarships, including payment of tuition fees and living expenses, are available to students of high academic quality from Commonwealth countries. You must apply well in advance through the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in the country in which you have your permanent home. Full details are available on the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan website.

One Planet MBA - University of Exeter Business School

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Afren One Planet MBA Scholarship Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Iraqi Kurdistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Seychelles, Tanzania The Afren One Planet MBA Scholarship (£35,000) covers the full MBA tuition fee for 2014/5, as well as a contribution towards accommodation and living expenses. Eligible candidates will need to meet the full entry requirements for the MBA and also (i) have a background or demonstrable interest in the oil and gas sector and (ii) be a resident of one of the following countries/regions: Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Iraqi Kurdistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Seychelles, Tanzania.

The deadline for the application is the 31May 2014.

 

For further information, please visit the Scholarships for One- Planet MBA.

Ayudar One Planet MBA Scholarship 

Colombia

One full scholarship of £25,000 is available for residents from Colombia, covering tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses. The scholarship is available to applicants for the full-time One Planet MBA and funds have been donated by an alumnus of the Business School. See further details.  

You should first apply for a place on the MBA. and receive an offer. Once you have received an offer, you will be interviewed (probably via Skype) by the MBA Programme Director and the Donors. Scholarships are awarded on a discretionary basis, with eligibility assessed on the basis of your academic qualifications, work experience and your personal statement.

The deadline for the application is the 31May 2014. 

For more information about eligibility requirements, see the Ayudar One Planet MBA Scholarship page.
Denis Cheung One Planet MBA Scholarship Hong Kong & mainland China

We are pleased to announce that a new scholarship of up to £20,000 is available for a student from Hong Kong or mainland China wanting to undertake the full time One Planet MBA starting in September 2014. This scholarship has been generously donated by Mr Denis Cheung (Engineering Science, 1969), an Exeter University alumnus based in Hong Kong. The Denis Cheung One Planet MBA Scholarship will be awarded to an exceptional applicant, especially where they can demonstrate financial need.

To be considered for this scholarship you must first apply to join the full time programme and be given an offer. Please complete the online application form. The deadline for applications for both the programme and the scholarship is 21July 2014 at 12:00 (HK time, i.e. GMT + 8 hours).

Please note that you will be required to email a personal statement of up to 750 words detailing why you feel you should be considered for this scholarship award. You should include any significant management, professional and/or sustainability achievements you would like to be taken into consideration for this award and how you would envisage making use of your new knowledge and skills after the programme. Also, you should indicate a clear and demonstrable case that, without the scholarship, you would not have the financial means to undertake the MBA.

For further information and to email your scholarship statement, please contact mba@exeter.ac.uk

Find further information about the One Planet MBA on the Business School site.

Syngenta One Planet MBA Scholarship Students from an emerging market country (preferably from Latin America, Asia Pacific or South Asia)

The Syngenta One Planet MBA Scholarship (£19,000) covers the full MBA tuition fee for 2014/15. Eligible candidates will need to meet the full entry requirements for the MBA and also (i) have a background or demonstrable interest in food security and (ii) be a citizen of an emerging market country (preferably from Latin America, Asia Pacific or South Asia).

The deadline for the application is the 31May 2014. 

For further information, please visit the Scholarships for One Planet MBA.

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Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme Indonesia The Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme provides funding for lecturers at Indonesian universities and administrative staff at DIKTI and Indonesian state universities to undertake postgraduate study at many leading universities and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The programme will fund up to 750 academics to come and study in the UK over the next five years. All academic subjects are eligible for funding under the DIKTI programme. More information on the programme can be found at the Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme homepage.

Global Education Program

Russia The Russian Government international scholarship program is confirmed for 2014-2016 and it will work with about 3000 postgraduate students going to study abroad. Tuition and living expenses will be reimbursed and the students will have to return to work in Russia.

For further details please visit the Begin Group blog page, or Russian speakers can view the policy document Russian Government Scholarship 2014-16.

Said Foundation Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon

The University co-operates with the Said Foundation to offer Karim Rida Said Fund Scholarships to Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel) nationals who are resident in the Middle East. The scheme is able to provide full or matched funding for taught masters. Candidates must apply to the University if your proposed course is offered.

Further information about the scheme is available from the Said Foundation’s UK Scholarships page.

Applications for 2015/16 are now open; the deadline to apply is 12 December 2014.

The Tullow Scholarship Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda and Mauritania and Uruguay

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around these countries’ oil and gas industries. The Scheme is aligned with Tullow’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic development in countries where it operates.

Scholarships are available to those who are committed to making a contribution to their own country’s development. The Scheme is managed by the British Council, which has a great deal of experience in running similar programmes.

The following Courses are available to Tullow Scholarship Applicants:

Engineering and technology

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Environment and Geosciences

MSc Environment and Human Health

MSc Energy Policy

Logistics and Supply Chain

MSc Engineering with Management (Supply Chain Logistics)

MSc International Supply Chain Management

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain

Law and legal courses

LLM International Commercial Law

Archaeology

MA Archaeology

MA Landscape Archaeology

Details of the application process may be found at tullowgroupscholarshipscheme.org
WorldWideStudies Ukraine

WorldWideStudies is an educational program of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, aimed at fostering a new generation of Ukrainian professional elites. As part of the program the Foundation implements two projects: WorldWideStudies andWorldWideStudies - engineers of the future.

Project WorldWideStudies offers support to young people of Ukraine to pursue a Masters degree in the following 4 fields: agricultural studies, environment and ecology, law and public administration.

Further details about the two schemes can be found on the WorldWideStudies website via: www.worldwidestudies.org.

USA - Various USA

The University is recognised by the US Department of Education for Title IV financial assistance. The University's Federal School Code list number is G09442. Advice on applications for federal aid is available on our Student Finance pages or may be sought from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website. Disbursement of loan funding is made by cheque to the University on a termly basis.

American citizens may be eligible to apply for a Fulbright Award or Marshall Scholarship to support their Masters or PhD study. Awards are made on a competitive basis. See the relevant website for further information.