To attract students outside Europe, governments of EU/EEA member countries and a number of Universities in Europe offer tuition fee waivers or scholarship programs for non-EU international students. scholars4dev.com lists the Top 10 scholarships in Europe for non-EU students.
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Holland Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Netherlands)
The Holland Scholarship, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s at one of the Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences in Holland. The scholarship amounts to €5,000.
Danish Government Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Denmark)
A number of scholarships are being offered each year by the Danish Ministry of Education to fund highly qualified and motivated international students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue full degree higher education programme at participating Danish Universities. The scholarship can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs.
See the Danish State Tuition Fee Waivers & Scholarships at Roskilde University and Danish State Scholarships at Aarhaus University
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Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding non-EU/EEA students pursuing any MA, MSc and LL.M programmes offered at Leiden University. The scholarships come in the form of the following: €10,000 of the tuition fee, €15,000 of the tuition fee, or total tuition fee minus the home fee.
University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships (Netherlands)
Maastricht University (UM) offers the UM High Potential Scholarships to talented students from outside the EEA to pursue participating UM master’s programme or graduate programme for professionals offered at the University, except for School of Business and Economics. The scholarships cover tuition fee, living expenses per month, insurance, and visa costs.
Radboud University Scholarship Programme (Netherlands)
The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a selected number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen. The scholarship consists of a partial tuition waiver whereby the tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. In addition, the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance.
Lund University Global Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Sweden)
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students who are citizens of countries from outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) and who are pursuing a Masters Degree Programme at the University. The scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee. Living costs are not covered.
Chalmers IPOET Scholarships (Sweden)
Chalmers will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships to prospective fee-paying students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue any Masters Degree Programme offered at the University. The scholarship is a 75% reduction of the tuition fees for 4 semesters (2 year programme).
Uppsala University Global Scholarships (Sweden)
The Uppsala University offers the Uppsala University Global Scholarships to first year applicants from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue a Master’s Degree Programme offered at the University. The scholarship covers the tuition fee.
KTH Scholarships (Sweden)
A limited number of tuition fee waivers will be available for citizens from non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries who are required to pay tuition fees and who has applied for a Master’s programme at KTH. If granted a scholarship, the tuition fee will be waived for the total length of the programme.
Emile Boutmy Scholarships for International Students (France)
Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarships after the founder of Sciences Po in order to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union who are first time applicants and who have been admitted to an Undergraduate or Master’s programme offered at the University. The scholarships can take different forms ranging from €5,000 to €10,000 for 2 years of postgraduate study or €3,000 to €12,300 for 3 years of undergraduate study.
University of Oulu International Scholarships (Finland)
The University of Oulu International Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships to academically talented international students studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the University of Oulu. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver covering 50% or 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.