Countries that are the easiest to get a scholarship in
To study abroad for free, you don't need to be rocket scientist! After all, there are so many different scholarships from states to universities to commercial and non-profit organizations and foundations. You can count on material support in a difficult financial situation, social scholarship, or financing for special achievements. We compiled a list of countries where you can more easily secure a scholarship so you have a better chance of studying abroad.
A particularly popular country for admission among students from all over the world. No wonder: In Germany almost all universities are free of charge and the country's largest scholarship fund — DAAD — provides a scholarship to cover living expenses. Unsurprisingly, a lot of people wish to win a scholarship here.
What is the Catch?
- the DAAD scholarship applies only to Master's degree applicants
- For admission into a bachelor's degree program in Germany, you need to either complete at least 1 year of bachelors level courses at a university in your homeland or catch up at the German Studienkolleg college. Only 2nd or 3d year bachelor students can apply for a scholarship. To enroll in a master's degree program, it is necessary to have a bachelor's degree.
To get full information about scholarship requirements and documents, visit our platform - we compiled all DAAD programs and scholarship information there.
Most educational programs in France are free, which means that you will need to gather your documents, write motivation and recommendation letters for the program itself and when applying for a state scholarship to cover living expenses.
In cases where you need to pay an educational program, additional scholarships can be obtained from universities and non-government scholarship funds. Moreover, every foreign student has the right to receive a monthly partial compensation for the cost of renting an apartment.
What is the catch?
Polish universities provide scholarships and tuition grants for foreign students from CIS countries. To apply for a scholarship you need to provide:
a school education certificate
- a language certificate confirming the level of proficiency in the Polish language
a motivation letter
Tuition will be free and you can apply for a scholarship both before you begin to study and while taking classes. While studying, a student has the right to apply for a social scholarship (for students in a difficult financial situation — 600 zloty/month), an academic scholarship (for especially gifted students according to the results of the first year of study — from 350 to 800 zloty/month), sports scholarship (300-550 zloty/month), scholarship from an employer (900 zloty/month and in addition — a job after graduation).
The Hungarian Government Scholarship covers not only academic degrees (bachelor, master's, postgraduate) but also preparatory and specialized courses.
In addition, the student has accommodation paid for and a monthly allowance of 130-580 euros (depending on the chosen program). There is a pleasant bonus for citizens of Russia and Belarus — with a scholarship you can study either full-time and part-time. You can find a suitable program with a scholarship in Hungary on our platform.
The most famous grant of China is provided by the government of China and fully covers not only study, but also accommodation. It's called The Grant of the PRC and includes a monthly scholarship of $500-600 is paid to the student.
BUT, it only provides funding to those who wish to receive a master's and doctorate degree and the candidate must not be older than 35-40 years, have a bachelor's degree, and honour the traditions of the country.
Another opportunity to get a grant is provided by the Confucius Institute, but only in the "Chinese language" specialty. The scholarship is very generous: tuition and accommodation are fully covered, as well as a monthly allowance of $317 to $571 USD per month (exact amount depends on what scientific degree you are getting).
In addition, there are grants from universities and cities that provide free accommodation and cover up to 75% of tuition.
But, unfortunately, right after graduation you will not be able to get a job in China, because of new Chinese laws that only grants work visas to people that have two years of work experience. So you will have to either get 2 years of work experience before you enter the university (for example, work a little between your bachelor's and master's degree) or return to your country for 2 years after graduation. Learn more and find grants and scholarships in China on our platform.
If you read to the end of this list but did not find a country of interest, then we have good news for you. We feature over 15,000 programs with scholarships and grants on our platform. To see the full list, go to the link. Decided on what country to study in? Act now!