Postgraduate Scholarships for International students 2020-2021

If you are a student who just completed your Bachelor’s degree and is looking to pursue a master’s degree, or have completed a master’s degree and is planning for your PhD, then it will interest you to know that there are certain post graduate degree scholarships specially designed to aid you with the financial assistance required to do that.

These postgraduate degree scholarships for masters students, and  postgraduate research scholarships for PhD students, are usually awarded by organizations or universities to international students who meet all the given eligibility criteria required for them to qualify for the scholarship.

And because we know how important these study opportunities are to you, ScholarshipTab has found for you, (so you don’t have to) the best scholarships for postgraduate studies 2020-2021, which you can apply for to fund your studies.  Some of the postgraduate scholarships are fully funded while some are partially funded. The university to study ranges from your country to abroad

      • Imperial College London 2021-2022 President’s PhD Scholarships (UK)

      • Imperial College London invites applications from students worldwide for a chance to be awarded the President’s PhD Scholarships for the academic year 2021-22 to study at the institution. Imperial College London will be awarding up to 50 of the President’s PhD Scholarships for resea
        • Deadline: January 8, 2021
        • Posted: November 29, 2020
      • University of Oxford 2021 Clarendon Scholarship for Postgraduate Students (UK)

      • Applicants with the passion to advance their academic career are hereby encouraged to send in their application to access the fully funded Clarendon Fund Scholarship at the University of Oxford. The scholarship is supported by the Clarendon Fund to assist academically outstanding graduate students t
        • Deadline: Not Specified
        • Posted: November 29, 2020
      • University of Oxford 2021-2022 Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Program

      • Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Program is designed to prepare and equip the future leaders by making available resources to outstanding graduates and professionals from developing emerging economies nations giving them the opportunity to engage in a fully-funded postgraduate studies
        • Deadline: January 31, 2021
        • Posted: November 26, 2020
      • DAAD-EPOS 2021-2022 MSc WASTE Scholarship for Developing Countries (Germany)

      • Graduate students from developing countries are invited to apply for the 2021/2022 DAAD scholarship in Development-Related Postgraduate Course (EPOS) to study in Germany. As the M.Sc. WASTE is now a part of the EPOS-DAAD Program, there will be two different application proce
        • Deadline: February 15, 2021
        • Posted: November 26, 2020
      • Chinese Government 2021 Scholarship for International Students at Zhejiang University

      • Chinese Government Scholarship –Chinese University Program is established by the Ministry of Education of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), aiming to develop outstanding international talent and improve the perception of China’s higher education. Under the mandate of the MOE, Zheji
        • Deadline: March 10, 2021
        • Posted: November 26, 2020
      • Erasmus Mundus 2021-2023 Scholarships in Journalism, Media and Globalization

      • The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation welcomes applications from graduate students around the world. You can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, or as a self-funded student. As the Mundus Journalism programme is selected by the EU to receive Mundu
        • Deadline: January 10, 2021
        • Posted: November 24, 2020
      • A*STAR 2021 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) for International students

      • The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). PhD traini
        • Deadline: January 1, 2021
        • Posted: November 24, 2020
      • University of Warwick 2021-2022 PhD Scholarships for International Students (UK)

      • The University of Warwick is offering the Chancellor’s International Scholarships for overseas Postgraduate research applications for entry in October 2021. The University Scholarship will offer full fees support and maintenance award to international doctoral students of the highest caliber.&
        • Deadline: January 21, 2021
        • Posted: November 23, 2020
      • Mitacs Elevate Fellowship Program 2020 Winter Round for Postdoctoral Students

      • Mitacs Elevate is the only postdoctoral fellowship in Canada with professional skills training component.Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component. Fellows address complex challenges through: An exclusive research management curriculum
        • Deadline: February 10, 2021
        • Posted: November 22, 2020
      • Cambridge Trust 2021-2022 International Scholarships for PhD Students (UK)

      • The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, approximately 250 Cambridge International Scholarships to Overseas Students who embark on a research course in the next academic year. The awards will be made on a competitive basis to those applicants considered by their departm
        • Deadline: January 7, 2021
        • Posted: November 22, 2020
      • Harvard University 2021 MBA Scholarship for International students (USA)

      • Applications are currently being received for the Harvard University MBA Scholarship 2021 for a complete study programme at the Harvard Business School; one of the world’s most prestigious Universities offering one of the world’s leading MBA programmes. The Boustany MBA Harv
        • Deadline: May 31, 2021
        • Posted: November 22, 2020
      • AJMI 2021 Al Jazeera Visiting Journalist Fellowship Program for Journalists

      • The Visiting Journalist Fellowship is designed to give self-funded journalists an opportunity to join AJMN for one month to gain practical experience and contribute in a meaningful way to the department the fellow joins. Successful applicants will be able to: Join a team within AJMN and experi
        • Deadline: December 7, 2020
        • Posted: November 22, 2020
      • Erasmus Mundus 2021-2022 Joint Master Degree Scholarships for Study in Europe

      • The Erasmus Mundus Joint Scholarships, funded by the European Union, are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters level. About 116 Masters courses are supported by the
        • Deadline: Not Specified
        • Posted: November 22, 2020
      • Acumen 2021 East Africa Fellows Program for Emerging Leaders

      • Every year, our Fellows Program in East Africa brings together 20 extraordinary individuals from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi, and South Sudan, and equips them with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to drive positive change in society. Over the course of a
        • Deadline: January 4, 2021
        • Posted: November 22, 2020
      • LSHTM 2021-22 GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders (UK)

      • Three scholarships are offered to support the training and development of the next generation of leaders in global health, and strengthen the capacity of health systems and health-related research in Africa. These highly competitive scholarships are available to applicants intending to study on a
        • Deadline: March 28, 2021
        • Posted: November 22, 2020
      • Erasmus Mundus 2021-2023 Scholarships in Journalism, Media and Globalization

      • The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation welcomes applications from graduate students around the world. You can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, or as a self-funded student. As the Mundus Journalism programme is selected by the EU to receive Mundu
        • Deadline: January 10, 2021
        • Posted: November 22, 2020
      • Chalmers 2021-2022 IPOET Scholarships for International Students (Sweden)

      • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden is offering 50 75% Tuition fee reduction IPOET Scholarship for Masters Students of non-EU/EEA Nationality to study at the University 2021.  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarshi
        • Deadline: January 15, 2021
        • Posted: November 19, 2020
      • Japanese Government (MEXT) 2021 Scholarships for International Students

      • The Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships are open at Asia Pacific University for September 2021 enrolment. APU will automatically recommend outstanding eligible candidates to the scholarship organization. MEXT Scholarship 2021 is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scho
        • Deadline: January 1, 1970
        • Posted: November 19, 2020
      • McDonnell International 2021 Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis

      • Applications are invited from international students for the McDonnell International Scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis for the 2021 academic session. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is an endowed program that offers generous financial support towards graduat
        • Deadline: January 31, 2021
        • Posted: November 19, 2020
      • World Bank 2021-2022 WANIDA Master’s & PhD Fellowships for African Students

      • In response to the ACE Partner call under the World Bank African Centres of Excellence (ACE) Impact project, seven ACEs have jointly established the West African Network of Infectious Diseases ACEs (WANIDA) to facilitate interactions, collaborations and networking among the infectious diseases ACEs,
        • Deadline: December 5, 2020
        • Posted: November 19, 2020
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Postgraduate Grants And Scholarships

Annually, postgraduate grants and scholarships  are  awarded to qualified postgraduate students, to enable them fund their studies while studying abroad or in their home country.

You can benefit from these grants for postgraduate funded by organizations and universities, by applying for various study opportunities which present themselves as – either postgraduate degree scholarships for masters students or postgraduate research scholarships for PhD students.

Or by applying to postgraduate study abroad scholarships, which provide  you with the chance to study at a university overseas.

Below are some of such scholarships which provide postgraduate sponsorship for students like you:

  • MasterCard Foundation postgraduate scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarships postgraduate scholarship
  • DAAD postgraduate scholarship
  • MEXT postgraduate scholarship
  • Nestle postgraduate scholarship
  • Government of Poland postgraduate scholarship
  • Shanghai Government Scholarships postgraduate scholarship
  • Total postgraduate scholarship
  • Fulbright postgraduate scholarship
  • Many more


Eligibility For Postgraduate Scholarships

To become a postgraduate scholar, there are eligibility criteria you should meet, especially if you are applying for postgraduate study abroad scholarships.

However, while respective awarding organizations have requirements that are specific them, they’re also general requirements which you must before you are qualified for a scholarship for postgraduate abroad studies.

Some of those requirements are:

  • Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or it’s equivalent)
  • Bachelors degree/ certificate of graduation (for Masters students)
  • Masters degree/ certificate of graduation (for PhD students)
  • Research proposal (for PhD students)
  • Acceptance/admission letter to study at your selected university
  • International passport (for those students participating in a postgraduate study abroad scholarship)
  • Motivation letter to the scholarship sponsors stating why you think you are qualified to receive a postgraduate sponsorship to further your studies.



How To Apply For Postgraduate Scholarships

Dear applicant, before you can be selected for any of the available scholarships for post graduates, you first have to apply for the scholarship you are interested in and submit all the required documents.

Although this may seem like an easy thing to do (which it is), a simple mistake can cause your application to be rejected by the organisation or university, so you want to do it right.

If you have applied for scholarships in the past and have been rejected, or are applying for the first time, this is how to apply for an online post graduate scholarship.

Application Process:

To apply for a postgraduate scholarship, these are the steps you should take:

Before you apply:

  • Do you research on the scholarship and find out all you need to know about it, in terms of how to apply (whether online or via email or post) and particular documents to submit.
  • Research the school you are applying to and find out documents required and also if you are to apply for the scholarship before you gain admission to study or after.
  • Check if you are eligible for the scholarship
  • Organise all the required documents needed for the application.

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