In our previous piece, we discussed how challenging it is for students from developing and middle eastern countries to obtain student visas to study in Europe and North America. According to our research, there are a number of government scholarships available to international students from developing nations. Upon admission to one of these scholarships, obtaining a student visa is almost assured. This will assist our beloved atheist community members in relocating to safer locations.
1. Fulbright Program
Annually, this program awards around 8,000 grants, including around 1,600 to U.S. students, 1,200 to U.S. scholars, 4,000 to international students, 900 to international visiting scholars, and several hundred to U.S. educators and professionals. The US government will be responsible for all the expenses including a full tuition fee, a living stipend, a full accommodation fee, airfare, and health insurance. You’ll need a TOEFL score of at least 550, three recommendations from professors, and a GRE score of at least 138 to gain admission. In the following link: https://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/foreign-student-program, you can find all the information about this scholarship.
2. Chevening scholarship
The British government awards around 1,500 scholarships to international students each year through this program. There are three requisites that must be met in order to be accepted into this program. All components of an undergraduate degree that will allow you to enroll in a postgraduate program at a UK university must have been completed by the time you submit your application. Also, you must have a minimum of two years (2,800 hours) of work experience. Lastly, you should apply to three different eligible university programs in the United Kingdom and receive an unconditional offer from one of them. Please Visit the program website for more details. https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/ https://www.chevening.org/
3. DAAD scholarship
International students can study in Germany at no cost thanks to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). This fellowship is intended solely for graduate students attending one of Germany’s most prestigious universities. This scholarship provides a monthly stipend of 850 EUR for master’s degree students and 1,200 EUR for doctoral candidates. There are other costs covered by the program besides tuition, such as a travel stipend, medical insurance, and liability protection. The full detail can be found in the program website: https://www.daad.de/en/
4. Holland Scholarship
Bachelor’s and master’s degree students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to study in the Netherlands may apply for a Holland Scholarship. The value of the award is €5,000. This scholarship will not cover your full cost of attendance. The following link provide more details about this scholarship; https://www.studyinnl.org/finances/holland-scholarship
5. MEXT scholarship
It is a fully funded program for international students to study in Japan. This award can be used toward any level of education, including but not limited to bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional development programs. The MEXT scholarship will pay for all of your expenses while studying in Japan, including tuition, room and board, a monthly stipend, and a round-trip ticket from your home country to Japan. Please see the details in the following link https://www.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/education.html https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/education-campus/procedures/scholarships/mext
6. Chinese Government Scholarships
This scholarship is fully funded by the Chinese government. The scholarship can be used at any of China’s over 280 universities to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree. The monthly stipend for recipients of the Chinese Government Scholarship is up to 3500 Yua, and they are also provided with free housing and medical insurance. Information about these grants can be found at the address given below.
7. Swedish institute scholarships for global professionals
The applicant for this scholarship must be a citizen of one of 41 qualifying countries and provide evidence of relevant work and leadership experience. Timely admission to one of the master’s programs also requires that you complete the appropriate steps for University Admission. Please see the program website: https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/swedish-institute-scholarships-for-global-professionals/
8. VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships:
Funding to study in Belgium at a Flemish university or university college is available to students from certain developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This program’s information can be found at the following URL: https://www.vliruos.be/en/home/1
9. Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme for International Students:
The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme was established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) with the goal of encouraging exceptional students from around the world to enroll in doctoral programs offered in Hong Kong. Each awardee will receive a yearly stipend of approximately US$41,690 and an annual US$1,740 travel allowance for conferences and research-related travel for a maximum of three years. Please see the following link: https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html
10. Singapore International Graduate Award
Graduates from any country in the world who have a strong interest in doing research and have achieved academic success are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Please see the following link: https://www.a-star.edu.sg/Scholarships/for-graduate-studies/singapore-international-graduate-award-singa