British Chevening Scholarships (UK)
Chevening Scholarships, the UK government’s global scholarship programme, are awarded to outstanding scholars from Chevening-eligible countries around the world.
DAAD Scholarships with Relevance to Developing Countries (Germany)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships for a range of postgraduate courses with special relevance to developing countries at German Universities.
Netherlands Fellowship Program (Netherlands)
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals.
Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)
The Swedish Institute provides scholarships in Sweden to highly-qualified international students from developing countries who wants to study at Sweden Universities.
VLIR-UOS Scholarship Awards (Belgium)
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to pursue an English Taught Training or Master’s Programme related to development at Universities in Belgium. The scholarships cover tuition fee, accomodation, allowance, travel costs, and other program related costs.
Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)
The Eiffel scholarship program was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a tool to allow French higher education institutions to attract the best foreign students for master’s and PhD degree programs.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students (Switzerland)
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships provide graduates from around 180 countries with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in any academic field at one of the public funded university or recognized institution in Switzerland. The scholarship covers a monthly allowance, tuition fees, health insurance, lodging allowance, etc.
Danish Government Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students
A number of scholarships are being offered each year by the Danish Ministry of Education to fund highly qualified and motivated international students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue full degree higher education programme at participating Danish Universities. The scholarship can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs.
Italian Government Bursaries for Foreign Students (Italy)
The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad. The scholarships are towards University degree courses, Advanced vocational training, art and music courses, Masters Degree courses, PhD Courses, etc. It is only possible to apply for three, six, or nine month scholarships.
European Colleges and Universities that offer Scholarships for Foreign Students
Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford (UK)
Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world.
See Also Oxford’s Clarendon Scholarships
Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships (UK)
Transform Together scholarships are open to international and European Union (non UK) students applying to study a full-time postgraduate or undergraduate taught course at Sheffield Hallam University.
University of Westminster International Scholarships (UK)
University of Westminster awards scholarships to eligible students from any developing country who wish to study in the UK and pursue a full-time Masters degree in any field of study at the University of Westminster.
Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham (UK)
The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students from Africa, India or one of the developing countries of the Commonwealth who want to study a Masters Degree at the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country. Each year, 105 scholarships are awarded– 30 scholarships will cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cover 50% of the tuition fee.
Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s degree programme offered at Leiden University. The scholarships come in the form of the following: €10,000 of the tuition fee, €15,000 of the tuition fee, or total tuition fee minus the home fee.
University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships (Netherlands)
The University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships are made available by the UM Scholarship Fund with the aim of encouraging talented students from outside the EEA to follow a master’s programme at UM. The scholarships include tuition fee, living expenses, visa costs, and insurance.
Radboud University Scholarship Programme (Netherlands)
The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a selected number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen. The scholarship is not an amount of money that you will receive on your bank account but consists of a partial tuition waiver. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. In addition the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance.
Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) awards scholarships to exceptionally talented students from outside the EU to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam. The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 covering tuition and living expenses.
University of Twente Scholarships (Netherlands)
University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. The scholarship amount is from € 6,000 – € 25,000 for one year.
Utrecht University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University. The scholarship can be awarded as tuition fees OR tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses.
Erik Bleumink Scholarships at University of Groningen (Netherlands)
The Erik Bleumink Fund Scholarships are usually awarded for any 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme offered at the University of Groningen. The grant covers the tuition fees plus the costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.
ETH Excellence Scholarships (Switzerland)
ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programmes: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) and the Master Scholarship Programme (MSP). The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The Master Scholarship Programme consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 6,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.
University of Lausanne Master’s Grant for Foreign Students (Switzerland)
The University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers scholarships to international students who wishes to pursue a Masters Degree at the University through the UNIL Master’s Grants. The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme.
Bocconi University Scholarships for International Students (Italy)
Bocconi University offers scholarships to international students enrolling in any eligible Bachelor’s Program or Master of Science Program at Bocconi. The scholarships are awarded based on their family’s economic condition. The scholarship includes full tuition waiver worth up to €11,500 per year for Bachelor’s Program and up to €12,000 per year for Master’s of Science Program.
Bologna University Study Grants for International Students (Italy)
The University of Bologna offers study grants to deserving international students who wish to register for First Cycle (Bachelors), Second Cycle (Masters) or Single Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna. Each study grant is awarded for one academic year and amounts to a total of €11,059.
Lund University Global Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Sweden)
The Lund University Global Scholarship Programme is targeted at top academic students who are citizens of countries from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) and who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s or Masters Degree studies offered at the University. Scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.
291. The type of permission you need if you want to study with a new Tier 4 sponsor will depend on the institution type and sponsor rating of your Tier 4 sponsor and when you applied for your last grant of leave. There are different rules for students studying with a sponsor with Tier 4 Sponsor status and for students who made their last Tier 4 application on or after 5 October 2009. 292. You can only apply to extend your leave to study at your current sponsor, or Tier 4 Policy Guidance version 11/2015 page 71 of 92 at another sponsor, if your current period of Tier 4 leave is sponsored by: i. an HEI; ii. an overseas HEI; or iii. an embedded college offering pathway courses. If you are currently sponsored by any other type of institution you must apply for a visa from outside of the UK if you wish to undertake further study under Tier 4. If you are applying for further leave to remain in Tier 4, you must be academically progressing. Information on academic progress is set out in paragraphs 51 – 68. You can check the institution type of your sponsor on the Tier 4 Register of Sponsors: Tier 4 Register of Sponsors
re-sitting exams or repeating modules
applying for the first time to a new institution to complete a course you started at an institution that’s lost its Tier 4 sponsorship
applying to complete a PhD or other doctorate that you started studying under your last Tier 4 (General) student visa
studying for a new qualification at a higher academic level
studying for a new qualification at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) that’s at the same level of study and related to your previous course, or career aspirations
At 5:18pm (Monday 16 November) the Home Office published new Tier 4 policy guidance [^]. This guidance confirms that the 12 November changes to the Immigration Rules will not be applied to Tier 4 applications made on 12 or 13 November. Instead the new guidance is to be used for all Tier 4 applications made on or after 14 November.
If you made a Tier 4 application between 14 November (when the new Rules came into force) and 5:18pm on 16 November (when the new guidance became available), and you are concerned that your application does not meet the new requirements, for example the higher maintenance levels, then you should speak to a student adviser at your institution immediately.
Ever since the Post Study Work scheme was abolished, the main (but quite restricted) way in which some international students could stay on and work in skilled jobs has been by switching to Tier 2 assisted by the concessions that they were exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and the cap on Tier 2 visas as they had already lived and studied in the UK. Even with this, however, the number who qualified to do so was typically less than 6000 per year (compared to over 80,000 who qualified for Post Study Work) and numbers of reviews and select committees have recommended that given this reduction some form of Post Study Work schemes should be reconsidered.
On Thursday 28 January the Home Office are introducing a new online application form for Tier 4 applications made in the UK. The new application form will be phased in between 28 January and 9:00am on Monday 1 February 2016. This means that between these dates the link to a Tier 4 application form [^] on the gov.uk website will automatically direct some users to the current form, and others to the new form. Although the Home Office is confident that the transition will proceed as planned and may even be completed earlier than 9:00am on 1 February, we would suggest that if possible you avoid completing a Tier 4 application during this period. However, it is very important that you make your Tier 4 application before your current leave expires.
UK Visas and Immigration is making changes to the Immigration Rules affecting various categories.
The government announced today (29 October), changes to the Immigration Rules. Most of these changes will affect all applications submitted on or after 19 November 2015 unless otherwise stated.
New Zealand has introduced a new pathway visa that will allow international students to study for three consecutive programmes over a five-year period, and all on a single visa. Announced by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse on 27 November 2015, the new Pathway Student Visa is being introduced via an 18-month pilot that kicked …
The number of international students enrolled in US higher education grew by 10% in 2014/15 – marking the ninth consecutive year of enrolment growth for the US and the biggest year-over-year jump in 35 years. All told, the number of foreign students in US higher education institutions reached 974,926 in 2014/15, for an overall increase of 88,874 students compared to …
The main changes will:
stop new students at publicly funded colleges from working, bringing them in line with those at private colleges (from August)allow university students to study a new course at the same level but only where there’s a link to their previous course or the university confirms that this supports their career aspirations. There will be credibility interviews and sanctions against universities who abuse this rule (from August)
ban college students from extending their Tier 4 visas in the UK unless they are studying at an ‘embedded college’, one which has a formal, direct link to a university that is recognised by the Home Office. This will require them to leave and apply for a new visa from outside the UK if they wish to study another course (from November)
ban college students from being able to switch visas to Tiers 2 or 5 in the UK, and require them to apply from outside the UK (from November)
reduce the time limit for study at further education level from 3 years to 2 years. This brings the maximum period into line with the length of time British students generally spend in further education (from November)
stop Tier 4 dependants from taking a low or unskilled job, but allow them to take part-time or full-time skilled work (from the autumn)
These changes will help reduce immigration abuse ensuring the UK maintains a competitive offer and attracts the brightest and best international students. The UK continues to welcome genuine students to our world class universities.
IMMIGRATION HEALTH SURCHARGE
The surcharge will be introduced on 6 April 2015. It will apply to applications where payment is made on or after the 6 April. The health surcharge will be set at £200 a year for temporary migrants and £150 a year for students. Dependants will generally be charged the same amount as their main applicant. The total surcharge amount for the whole period of leave granted will be payable upfront. More
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