MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO REDUCE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON THEIR EDUCATION!


Opportunities are aplenty for merit students keen on pursuing international education in this era of online information and interactions. If you belong to the category of outstanding performers in terms of academic excellence, there is more good news awaiting you. Universities around the globe offer merit-based scholarships for students excelling in their academic pursuits. These scholarships are determined by a student’s ability to consistently deliver outstanding grades in their school or college courses.


In this blog, we have compiled a list of such scholarships to help hard-working students obtain a scholarship worth their academic excellence.


1. The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program: Introduced by The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, The Eiffel Excellence scholarships were devised to attract top-level international talent to participate in their masters and PhD programs.

Deadline 9 January 2020

Eligibility: Non-French National Candidates within the age of 30 are eligible for this scholarship

For more information on the scholarship program, click here


2. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships: The Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to deserving candidates from over 180 countries. The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers planning to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level in Switzerland.

Deadline Sept-Dec 2019

Eligibility: You will find country-specific fact sheets for general and specific eligibility criteria on their official website here.


3. Clarendon Fund Scholarships: The University of Oxford awards 140 new scholarships to international students through The Clarendon Fund Scheme.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford.

Deadline 10 Jan/24 Jan 2020

Eligibility: This merit-based scholarship is tenable in all subject areas and is open to candidates who apply for a new master’s or DPhil course by the January admissions deadline.

For more information on the scholarship program, click here.


4. The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship: The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship offers financial assistance by covering partial tuition fee for exceptional students.

International students applying to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Macquarie University are the ideal recipients for this scholarship.

Deadline: Ongoing.

Eligibility: Candidates for this merit-based scholarship must meet the University’s academic and English requirements for the course and hold a full offer of admission by the application deadline.

For more information on the scholarship program, click here.


5. Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship: Maastricht University (UM) provides 24 full scholarships of €29.000 every academic year for high performing students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been admitted to a Master’s programme at UM.

Deadline: 1 Feb 2020.

Eligibility: Candidates for this merit-based scholarship must have a nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.

For more information on the scholarship program, click here.


6. The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship: Utrecht University offers 20-25 scholarship to prospective high-performing students aiming to pursue a Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.

Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

Eligibility: Candidates for this merit-based scholarship must belong to the top 10% of their graduating class. They must hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans

For more information on the scholarship program, click here.


7. Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships: The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) rewards scholarships to remarkably brilliant students from outside Europe applying for the Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.

Deadline: 15 Jan/1 Feb 2020

Eligibility: Candidates for this merit-based scholarship must be a Non-EU student, who graduated in the top 10% of their class.

For more information on the scholarship program, click here.


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