Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Please visit the Aga Khan Foundation's website

British Council Scholarships

If you are an international student, wanting to study in the UK, this easy-to-use database can help you find the right award for your studies, whatever your level.

Please visit the British Council website for further details

Chevening Scholarships

For further details of the Chevening Scholarship fund, to gain access to high-quality education in the UK, please visit:


COLFUTURO is an initiative aimed at facilitating the access of Colombian professionals to further education abroad. Its mission is to contribute to the entrance of Colombia into a world undergoing globalization offering information about international education and supporting students to have a successful study experience overseas.  Further details are available on the website at

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships

Under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship plan, scholarships are offered annually by the UK to commonwealth citizens resident in a Commonwealth country other than Britain itself.  Awards are for university postgraduate study or research, and are administered by the Department for International Development.  Also, the Association of Commonwealth Universities offers research studentship to academic staff of Commonwealth countries. 

Candidates should contact the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for further information. 

Commonwealth Scholarships Commission Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSCSSS)

Jointly funded by the Department for International Development and certain UK universities, including UEA, the scheme helps students of high academic calibre in developing Commonwealth countries. Candidates must be from a developing Commonwealth country intending to study a subject of developmental relevance, otherwise unable to pay for their studies and outside the scope of existing support schemes. For more information see the Association of Commonwealth Universities web site. UEA has one award each year.

Fellowships for John Innes Centre

JIC welcomes expressions of interest from scientists who would like to apply for Research Fellowships to be hosted at JIC including BBSRC Sir David PhillipsDorothy HodgkinEMBOHFSP and EU Marie Curie. In support of this JIC holds an annual Research Fellow Recruitment Conference targeted specifically at scientists interested in the five-year fellowship programmes, considering both new applications and the transfer of existing Fellowships to JIC.

Please click on the links to find further details, or contact the JIC at:

John Innes Centre 
Graduate Studies Office 
Norwich Research Park 
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 450768/9 
Fax: +44 (0)1603 450045

JIC website

Fiderh - Banco de Mexico

Fiderh is a public trust fund, established in 1971 by the Federal Government through the Department of Treasury and Public Credit, with the Banco de Mexico as trustee. Its aim is to offer credit to Mexicans so that they can complete postgraduate studies both in Mexico and internationally. Fiderh offers loans to postgraduate students with attractive repayment plans and low rates of interest. The funding is for all academic fields except Fine and Performing Arts at both Masters and Doctoral levels.When applying to Fiderh students should already have received an unconditional offer from UEA.

For more information please refer to:

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Programme

University of East Anglia is pleased to work in partnership with the Ford Foundation.  The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Programme (IFP) provides postgraduate study opportunities to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide.  The foundation actively seeks candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.  For more details visit

Fulbright Scholarships

Approximately 20 scholarships are available to US graduate students for study in any subject (although there are restrictions in Medicine) in the UK. The se awards aim to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the UK and cover tuition fees and 10 months' maintenance sufficient to cover housing, travel, food and other living expenses.

Candidates are expected to be leaders, or future leaders, in their field of study, whose project proposals reflect enduring concerns, demonstrate sound methodology, and avoid politicisation of scholarly inquiry.

Candidates must be US citizens and must demonstrate the following: 

  • Academic and/or professional excellence 
  • Ambassadorial qualities
  • Commitment to the community, through volunteer and extra-curricular activity
  • Strong reasons for coming to the UK to undertake the proposed project
  • A clear idea of what they hope to achieve during the year as a Fulbrighter

The Commission encourages professionals, academics and recent graduates to apply. Candidates without a BA or equivalent degree but with extensive years of professional study and/or experience in their chosen field may be considered. Candidates may apply to more than one university and formal acceptance need not be completed prior to applying for a Fulbright award.

Funding is not available for:  

  • Undergraduate study
  • For applicants who already hold a PhD, or
  • Those who have begun a program of study and seek funding for the second year.

Awards are not intended for any part of a medical degree, including internships or residences, although medical students may receive a grant for advanced academic study.

Potential candidates in the US should consult their Campus Fulbright Advisor or contact the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York for more information and an application pack.

Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza
New York
NY 10017 3580


In the UK, please contact:

US Educational Advisory Service
The Fulbright Commission
62 Doughty Street

Telephone: 020 7404 6994

Fundacion Beca

Fundacion Beca is a private, non-proft organisation which contributes to Latin America's development by supporting talented young people to undertake higher education overseas. Fundacion Beca supports students from throughout Latin America. Funding is by way of a loan repayable over a three year period, plus a partial scholarship (normally return air fare). Applications are welcome for all academic disciplines from students holding an offer from the university. The deadline for applications is 30 April.

For further information please refer to:


FUNED (Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, la Tecnología y la Ciencia) is a private, non-profit organisation with the sole purpose of contributing to improve the level of higher education in Mexico. Funding is in the form of a loan with attractive repayment plans at low interest rates. UEA's agreement with FUNED reduces tuition fees by 20% for up to five students for Masters studies in all disciplines. Applicants should hold at least a conditional offer from UEA prior to applying for FUNED funding. Applications should be submitted no later that 90 days before the commencement of studies.

For further information please refer to:

Japan International Baccalaureate Scholarship

UEA has established a specific scholarship for students in Japan completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma. These scholarships, based on academic merit, will be awarded annually for up to 10 students. Any student completing their IB Diploma in Japan who apply to UEA through UCAS will be considered. Recipients will receive £2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study, totalling a maximum of £8,000. Scholarships may be enhanced for academically superior candidates. To apply, please submit this application form.

Lahore Grammar School Scholarship

The University of East Anglia, Norwich is pleased to offer the Lahore Grammar School Scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded to all successful applicants who have completed the A-level at Lahore Grammar School or are a current member of staff. A scholarship form must be submitted (below) once you have gained an offer from the University for us to be able to process the award. Students awarded the scholarship will receive £1,500 and £2000 (merit based, 3 A's) annually for any degree programme for up to a maximum of four years in total.  Applicants can also be considered for any other funding offered by the University in addition to this guaranteed award.

Click here for the Lahore Grammar School Scholarship Application Form.

Leverhulme Trust

Leverhulme offer one or two year Study Abroad Fellowships for research students with a UK or Commonwealth degree, who have lived in the UK for 5 years. Students have to affiliate with an institute overseas. Fellowships are currently set at £12000 a year.


Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years. 

Find full details on their website at

Newton International Fellowship Scheme

The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions. The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.

The Newton International Fellowships scheme is run by The British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society.

The Fellowships cover the broad range of natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities.

They provide grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and £8,000 to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of £2,000.

As part of the scheme, all Newton Fellows who remain in research will be granted a 10 year follow-up funding package worth £6,000 per annum.

More information

Programa de Apoyo para Estudios en el Extranjero FONCA

Programa de Apoyo para Estudios en el Extranjero FONCA



-Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes Programa de Apoyo para Estudios en el Extranjero Hamburgo 115 Col. Juárez CP 06660, Cuauhtémoc, Distrito Federal Tels. (55) 12 53 90 37, 12 53 90 30 exts. 111, 108 Correo electrónico: Página de Internet:

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A) Información sobre la beca

Disciplina: Multidisciplinaria

Con la finalidad de estimular la formación y el desarrollo académicos, el Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes convoca a los profesionistas mexicanos preferentemente menores de 36 años, con estudios de licenciatura o equivalente, y cuenten con el título correspondiente, a obtener un complemento económico para iniciar, continuar o concluir estudios de posgrado y/o especialización en el extranjero, en áreas que no ofrezcan instituciones de educación superior mexicanas. Los apoyos se otorgan en las siguientes disciplinas: artes visuales, arquitectura, danza, estudios culturales, letras, medios audiovisuales, música y teatro.

Convoca: el Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, a través del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes y la Coordinación del Programa de Apoyo para Estudios en el Extranjero.

Estímulo: hasta 80 apoyos.

Said Foundation Masters Scholarship

The Said Foundation offers twenty postgraduate scholarships annually to outstanding individuals from Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan who demonstrate the potential to become leaders and innovators of change.

There are no restrictions on academic subjects but priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that their subject will enable them to contribute to the development of their home country.

Applications are restricted to the Foundation’s partner universities in the UK. A full list of partner universities can be found on the Said Foundation website.


-Applications are restricted to candidates who are Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel) and Syrian;

-Priority is given to candidates permanently living in the Foundation’s target countries. The Foundation will, however, consider Syrians residing elsewhere due to current circumstances in Syria.

-Applications from candidates who will be thirty five years old or more at the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year cannot be considered;

-Only candidates with the equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree or higher will be eligible for consideration;

-Candidates are not required to have work experience but priority will be given to those who have some work experience and who can demonstrate that their studies will benefit their field of work on return to the Middle East. If the applicant lacks work experience the Foundation can consider experience gained from voluntary or community activities or participation in activities whilst at university;

-Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have the potential to be leaders in their field.

-Evidence that the applicant meets his/her proposed university’s English language conditions is required by the Foundation;

-Successful applicants are required to sign a binding undertaking to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained for the benefit of the Foundation's target countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria).


-Applicants must apply on line from 31 July:

-Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23.59 UK time on 30 November 2015

To obtain your offer from the University of East Anglia that will enable you to apply for the Said Foundation scholarship you should use our standard postgraduate procedure.  Details are available here.

Secretaria de Educación Publica (SEP) Ministry of Education

Programa de Becas Complementarias para Mexicanos que realizarán estudios de postgrado en el extranjero


Mexicanos que realizarán estudios de maestría o doctorado en: educación, ciencia aplicada y exacta, tecnología, ciencias de la salud, ciencias naturales, derechos humanos, estudios para pobreza extrema, estudios migratorios, estudios de género, y aquéllos enfocados a propiciar el desarrollo social y comunitario. No se apoya otro tipo de estudios ni estancias de investigación. No se consideran como prioritarios en esta oferta los programas en áreas de contabilidad, administración de negocios o de empresas, finanzas, mercadotecnia y comercio internacional. (Se dará preferencia a quienes realicen estudios de maestría).


Ayuda complementaria por $300.00 dólares mensuales estadounidenses (TRESCIENTOS DÓLARES ESTADOUNIDENSES 00/100 M.N.) al tipo de cambio publicado por el Banco de México en el Diario Oficial de la Federación para solventar obligaciones denominadas en moneda extranjera.


- Ser de nacionalidad mexicana.

- Tener un promedio de calificaciones de 9.0 (nueve) o superior, en sus estudios de grado o su equivalente.

- Ser postulado por una institución de educación superior mexicana.

- Contar con una beca base o crédito educativo para realizar sus estudios.

- Documentar ampliamente los meritos académicos con que cuenta. Se recomienda incluir diplomas, reconocimientos y constancias de premios nacionales e internacionales, medallas, publicaciones, artículos e investigaciones y demás información relevante para este propósito

Dirección General de Relaciones Internacionales – SEP Donceles No. 100 PB., oficina 1016, Centro Histórico, Deleg. Cuauhtémoc, CP. 06010, Ciudad Mexico


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UEA AHRC Studentships

There are three types of AHRC studentship: 

Research Preparation Masters Scheme - this scheme will support students undertaking full-time Masters courses that focus on advanced study and research training explicitly intended to provide a foundation for further research at doctoral level. Awards will normally be for one year only, though a maximum of two years may be provided.

Professional Preparation Masters Scheme - this scheme will support students undertaking full-time Masters or Postgraduate Diploma courses that focus on developing high-level skills and competencies for professional practice. Awards will be for one year only.

Doctoral Competition - for doctoral study for up to three years full-time and five years part-time.

Details can be found at

Please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for further details or visit website at:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions

Postgraduate Taught Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1603 592154

Postgraduate Research Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1603 592546

UEA Faculty of Arts and Humanities Research Studentships

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities sometimes offers one or more studentships for home/EU students, at the same level of funding as the AHRC studentships. These are competitive and Schools nominate their top candidates from among those who have been offered a place to study at UEA. Typically these would go to students who have applied for the AHRC funding and meet the AHRC criteria but have narrowly missed getting one of the AHRC awards (so you should not regard this as an alternative to applying for the AHRC award).

Please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for further details.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions

Postgraduate Research Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1603 592546

UEA International Scholarships

A range of scholarships for International students are available across most courses of study.

It is important to make an application as early as possible because they are considered as they are received. Scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are normally for the duration of the period of study - one year for Masters programmes and three years for PhD degrees.

To see further details of these scholarships please visit the UEA Fees and Funding/Scholarships section on the relevant schools page.

UEA Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship

This £1000 scholarship applies toward tuition for any single degree programme and will be awarded to any successful overseas fees applicants who have previously completed a period of study abroad at the University of East Anglia.  The UEA Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship form  must be submitted once admission to a degree programme has been offered by the University for the award to be processed.

World Bank Scholarships and Fellowships

The World Bank supplements its training programmes by providing opportunities for postgraduate study and research to promising professionals from member countries.  

Contact the World Bank for information on these programmes.