Grants and Scholarships for Study in Europe

Every year, thousands of students enter European universities for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate or short studies programs. Many states and private foundations provide grants and scholarships to financially support foreign students.

In this article, we have tried to collect the most famous and generous offers. Finding funding requires a lot of independent work and attention to the requested documents and application deadlines. Typically, the grants and scholarships listed below are awarded each year, so there is time to prepare thoroughly. Good luck!

Holland

Orange Tulip Scholarship is the most popular scholarship program in Dutch universities. The scholarship covers all or part of the tuition fees for undergraduate or graduate programs. In some cases, living expenses are also reimbursed.

Holland Scholarship grants from the Ministry of Education – for those applying for a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at one of the Dutch participating universities. Grant of 5,000 Euros; paid once in the first year of study.

Germany

DAAD Scholarships – All DAAD Foundation scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis for various categories of candidates. Most of the opportunities are for postgraduate studies (Master program).

Deutschlandstipendium – The scholarship is funded half by public funds and half by sponsoring enterprises. The amount of the scholarship is not large, but almost anyone can apply.

Copernicus Stipendium is a program for students enrolled in undergraduate programs in their home country. It gives you the opportunity to study for a semester at a German university for free with all expenses covered.

Foundation Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung – Good knowledge of German is required here. Only graduate and postgraduate programs are funded under this program.

The Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung – many scholarships for active young people with good academic results.

Denmark

Danish Government Scholarships – for full-time study at all levels. Higher educational institutions are in charge of scholarships, therefore, specific information must be clarified at the university where the study is planned.

Switzerland

Swiss Government Scholarships – Scholarships are for young foreign researchers who hold a Master’s or Ph.D. degree, or those in the arts who hold a Bachelor’s degree.

France

French Government Scholarships – Designed for Russian students applying for a Master’s degree in France.

The Copernicus Program is a one-year, financially supported program designed for young professionals (up to 30 years old) who already have a law degree, engineer or economist degree and speak French.

Eiffel Scholarships – Awarded for graduate and PhD studies.

Emily Boutmey Scholarships – for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Italy

Emilia-Romagna Region Scholarships – ER.GO provides various types of financial aid for students who are admitted to universities in the region.

Scholarships in the Piedmont Region – Edisu provides various types of financial aid for students who are admitted to universities in the region.

Italian Government Scholarships – You need to know English or Italian to qualify for this scholarship. It is better to track information about the start of receiving applications on the government website.

Spain

Carolina Foundation Scholarships – for postdoctoral studies and research work.

MAEC-AECIS Grants – for Master’s degree programs.

Czech

Scholarships from the Czech Ministry of Education – Bachelor’s degree studies are possible only in Czech, Master’s and Doctoral studies – in Czech and in some programs in English. The scholarship includes payment for preparatory language courses.

Brno Scholarships – for students entering Brno universities for Master’s and PhD programs. Good knowledge of the Czech language is required.

Hungary

Hungarian Government Scholarships – Suitable for undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and preparatory and specialized courses students. Covers tuition fees, accommodation, health insurance plus monthly financial payments.

Visegrad Fund grants – grants to study in Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Covers the costs of graduate and postgraduate studies and part-time living.

Visegrad Fund grants – grants to study in Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Covers the costs of graduate and postgraduate studies and part-time living.

Poland

The Polish government scholarships are scholarships for bachelors and masters of humanities who wish to study for 9 months at one of the country’s universities.

Scholarship and research grant from the Krzysztof Skubiszewski Foundation for scientific research.

Slovenia

Slovenian ministry scholarships – best suited for short studies, but you will have to learn the Slovenian language.

Estonia

The Estophilus grant is designed for foreign masters and postgraduates to conduct research on the topic “Estonia” (language, culture, literature).

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