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5+ International Scholarships for Development-Related Studies in Europe

A substantial number of awards and international scholarships are available that fund development-related studies (like education, public policy, agriculture, peace, environment, global health, water, and sanitation, etc.) provided by Foreign Governments, Universities, and Organizations all over Europe. In addition, there are also those scholarship awards that are for general areas of study that assist in the development of one’s home nation.

We have compiled some of these scholarships in this post and provided information on how to easily apply. If you are an international student looking to study in Europe, and your program is a development-related program, this post is for you. Please read on to find out more about these scholarships.

International Scholarships for Development-related Studies

DAAD Scholarships for Development Related Postgraduate Courses (Germany)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarship awards for foreign candidates for a range of postgraduate programs related to development at Universities in Germany. The scholarship awards are aimed at providing academically gifted young professionals from developing nations with further specialized studies.

The scholarship awards comprise monthly payments of 750 euros for graduate students or 1,000 euros for doctoral students; health, accident and personal liability insurance fees; and travel stipend unless these costs are provided by the home nation or other source of funding.

Applications have to be made straight to the respective program. Please go to the respective program websites for the application process, the application closing date, and the documents to be presented. Closing dates differ depending on the program but is generally around August-October 2020.

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KAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries (Germany)
The KAAD scholarship awards are available for postgraduate candidates and at academics who have previously attained professional experience and who are intent on pursuing postgraduate studies (or research) in Germany.  The scholarship awards are available to nationals of developing or emergent nations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America.  There is no particular subject-preference but there is an inclination towards “development-related” programs or programs that will be of use for the home nation of the candidate.

Application submissions for the September cohort have to be complete by the 30th of June. Application submissions for the March cohort have to be complete by the 15th of January.

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VLIR-UOS Scholarship Program (Belgium)
Each year, VLIR-UOS grants scholarship awards to candidates from developing nations to study one of the 15 International Course Programs (ICPs) or one of the 6 International Training Programs (ITPs) in development-related studies. The scholarship awards provide all related costs comprising accommodation, allowance, tuition fees, travel costs, and insurance.

Via the university’s website, you will have to apply for both admissions to the program as well as for the scholarship itself. When you submit an application for the program, be sure to specify whether you wish to be considered for a scholarship award. The deadlines vary and are determined by the program.

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University of East Anglia Development Scholarships (UK)
The University of East Anglia is providing full and partial scholarship awards for candidates from developing/low-income nations. The scholarship awards are for a Master’s Degree in international development programs provided by the School of International Development. A full fee scholarship award may be granted to one international taught candidate and partial fee scholarship awards may be granted to candidates from the USA, Japan, Korea, and Latin America.

All qualified applicants to whom the university has granted an offer of admission are automatically given consideration for nomination.  The deadline for applications is 28 February yearly.

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Skoll MBA Scholarships for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School (UK)
The Skoll MBA Scholarship award is a competitive scholarship award for fresh MBA candidates who study entrepreneurial solutions for pressing social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship award offers funding and special opportunities to come across world-renowned capitalists, thought-leaders and investors. The scholarship award provides the entire costs of tuition and college fees for the MBA program and also partial living costs based on need, up to an extra £8,000.

To be given consideration for the scholarship award, you have to connect with Skoll Centre to declare your interest in the Scholarship award. Once you’ve obtained confirmation that you have been admitted onto the MBA program, the Skoll Centre will forward you a link to the next part of the scholarship award application.

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Marshal Papworth Scholarships for Agriculture and Horticulture Related Courses (UK)
Marshal Papworth scholarship award funds one-year postgraduate programs like MSc or MA related to agriculture, horticulture, and development at partner Universities in the UK for candidates from developing nations. The scholarship awards differ in worth from £14,500 to £21,500 contingent on location and selected university/College. The scholarship awards are structured to provide the majority of tuition fees, living costs, and travel expenses.

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