Scholarships to study abroad

There are many opportunities to finance your studies abroad. In addition to Russian and foreign government grants (such as the Fulbright Program or the Russian Presidential Scholarship) and private educational funds, each university also offers its own set of scholarships. New options appear every year, so stay tuned for updates. Below we covered only the basic scholarships that can help you to find the right funds for your education. For detailed information on specific universities or fields of study that appeal to you, contact the specialists of Global Ambassador. We are happy to find funding that suits your purposes and help you to get it.

 

 UK scholarships

Chevening Scholarship Program

This is an excellent opportunity for talented specialists from Russia, who plan to live and work in Russia, contributing to its development, to enrol in a taught course or do research work for a period from 3 to 12 months in the UK.

The Chevening scholarship will allow you to:

  1. Get a master's degree in the UK
  2. Gain a unique communication experience in a multinational environment
  3. Take a training course (12 months) or perform short-term research work (minimum 3 months).

What does the Chevening scholarship cover?

  • Tuition fees for 12 months
  • Living expenses during studies in the UK

Key priority fields of the program:

  • Public Administration (including healthcare and urban development, as well as general urban management issues)
  • International Relations (including international security)
  • Political Science, Political Studies
  • Human Rights, Civil, Constitutional and International Law; Enforcement
  • Journalism (print media, television and radio broadcasting)
  • Climate Change and Environmental Research (including sustainable development, environmental protection, planning and management)
  • Energy Security, Renewable Energy
  • Innovations - scientific innovations aimed at ensuring sustainable economic development, economic and business development, global climate stability
  • Economy

Non-priority applications may also be considered.

Application deadlines: updated annually on the official website Chevening. 

Application form: applications are accepted through the e-Chevening system via website Chevening

 

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 German scholarships

Scholarships DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

 Summer German courses in Germany

Participants: Students of 2nd-4th years irrespective of their field of study, graduate students of 1st year of study and university teachers of German language under the age of 32 years.

Duration of stay in Germany: 3-4 weeks 

Application deadlines: November 18th

Language Requirements: German language skills at the level of B1 and higher, confirmed by the onSET test, TestDaF, Goethe-Institut certificate, DSD II, DSH, telc Deutsch.

There is one exception: technical and natural science students from regional universities qualify to participate in the program starting from the A2 level. 

 Postgraduate Scholarships

Participants: Enrolment in a Master's degree or a special training course in the system of postgraduate education (Aufbaustudiengang) for the purpose of obtaining a German certificate of higher education.

University graduates (including bachelors) from all fields of study with good knowledge of English and/or German, who received a Specialist, Master or Bachelor diploma in 2011 or later.

Duration of stay in Germany: from 10 months to 2 years

Application deadlines: 18 to November

Language Requirements: Proficiency in English or German to the extent required to study in a specific program of their choice at a German university.

  "European Recovery Program" Scholarships for economists (Master's program)

Participants: University graduates (including bachelors) in economic specialties who have received a specialist, master or bachelor's diploma in 2011 or later.

СDuration of stay in Germany: from 18 to 24 months

Application deadlines: 18 to November

Language Requirements: Proficiency in English or German to the extent required to study in a specific program of their choice at a German university.

Research Fellowship for Young Scientists

Participants: Postgraduate students and young scientists of all fields of study, who received Specialist or Master’s diploma in or after 2012, full-time postgraduate students who entered graduate school in of after 2014, candidates of science who defended their dissertation in or after 2015.

  • scientific internship (collecting material for a dissertation (Forschungskurzstipendium);
  • scientific internship to enhance scientific qualifications (Forschungslangstipendium);
  • postgraduate studies and thesis defense in Germany (Promotionsstudium)

СDuration of stay in Germany:

  • 1-6 months          
  • 7-10 months
  • to 3 years          

Application deadlines: 18 to November

Language Requirements: Applicants for liberal science programs, economists, lawyers, as well as doctors who will work with patients in Germany, must be fluent in German. This knowledge must be confirmed by one of the tests: onSET, TestDaF, Goethe Institute certificate, DSD II, DSH, telc Deutsch.

Applicants with natural sciences and engineering background, who posses good knowledge of English, can apply in English, provided that it is the language of instruction of the inviting German institution.

 Program "Mikhail Lomonosov"

Participants: Scientists in the field of natural and technical sciences from universities that are affiliated with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

1 category: graduate students and young teachers under the age of 35.

2 category: scientists with a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree under the age of 45.

Duration of stay in Germany:

For 1 category: 6 months

For 2 category: 3 months

Application deadlines: until 20 September

Language knowledge and its assessment: Applicants must have a good command of German or English at a level that is sufficient for communication with German colleagues on scientific subjects. For applicants in the first category (up to 35 years), the level of proficiency has to be confirmed by any language certificate. 

 The Immanuel Kant Program

Participants: Scientists in liberal, social, legal and economic sciences of universities affiliated with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

1 category: graduate students and young teachers under the age of 35.

2 category: scientists with a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree under the age of 40.

Duration of stay in Germany:

For 1 category: 6 months

For 2 category: 3 months

Application deadlines: until 20 September

Language knowledge and its assessment: Applicants must have a good command of German or English at a level that is sufficient for communication with German colleagues on scientific subjects. For applicants in the first category (up to 35 years), the level of proficiency has to be confirmed by any language certificate. 

 Postgraduate Scholarships for Creative Graduates and Architects

Participants: University graduates of creative arts programs and architects (music, design, cinematography, visual arts, architecture, acting, directing, dance, choreography) who received a diploma in 2011 or later.

Duration of stay in Germany: from 10 months to 2 years

Application deadlines: until 18 October and 30 September

Language Requirements: Applicants for acting and directing programs must be proficient in German. Applicants for other programs must possess at least a basic knowledge of the German language and a good command of English.

By decision of the selection committee, some scholarship holders may be offered to attend free German language courses in Germany for a duration of 2 months. Attendance of such courses is obligatory.

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 Chinese scholarships

 Public and private scholarships to study in China

 Chinese Government Scholarship  

Every year, the Ministry of Education of China awards Chinese Government Scholarships to international postgraduate and doctoral students as a means of developing international relations in the field of education.

The scholarship covers:

  • Registration and training cost
  • Internship
  • Basic study materials
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Necessary materials for laboratory research (for research work)
  • Monthly stipend: for doctors - 2000 yuan, for masters - 1700 yuan.
  • One-off contribution towards relocation and settlement costs - 1500 yuan
  • Outpatient care and general health insurance

Fellowship Duration: For masters - 2-3 academic years, for doctors - 3-4 academic years

Note:

  1. The majority of programs will be taught in Chinese. Students, whose level of language proficiency is insufficient, have to take a XNUMX-months language preparatory program. In this case, scholarship is extended for one more year. Once students successfully pass Chinese language exam, they can proceed to their degree studies.
  2. Some programs are taught completely in English.
  3. In most cases, once the scholarship is awarded, it cannot be extended.

Submission of documents: November-January each year.

 Municipal scholarships

Applicants for Bachelor, Master's, PhD, and language internship programs can compete for municipal scholarships. They are granted for a period of one year. To receive funding for subsequent years, student have to launch a new application in accordance with the prescribed procedures.

There are two types of municipal scholarships: I category and II category.

I category scholarship:

  • Scholarships for Bachelor degrees: 25000 RMB / year
  • Scholarships for Master's degrees and internships: 30000 RMB / year
  • Scholarships for Ph.D. studies and first-class internships: 35000 yuan / year

II category scholarship:

  • Scholarship for undergraduate and language courses students: 8000 RMB / year
  • Scholarships for Master's degrees and internships: 10000 RMB / year
  • Scholarships for Ph.D. studies and first-class internships: 12000 yuan / year

Requirements for applicants:

In addition to individual requirements depending on the program of study (bachelor, master, doctoral), all applicants for this scholarship must provide a certificate with the results of the HSK Chinese language proficiency test (for admission to the faculties of engineering and natural sciences, at least level 3, for applicants to faculties of the humanities - at least HSK level 6).

 Confucius Institute Scholarships

The Confucius Institute scholarships were established by the headquarters of the Confucius Institute. Their aim is to reward students and teachers of Chinese from around the world, who have displayed outstanding achievements in teaching and learning of the Chinese language and culture. Scholarship applicants have to prove their knowledge of the Chinese language by means of the HSK qualification test and successfully attain level 3.

Types of scholarships:

  1. Scholarship for internships: for the period of 4 weeks, 1 semester, or 1 year of study.
  2. Bachelor Degree Scholarships
  3. Master's or PhD degree scholarships

Scholarship coverage:

  • Registration and tuition fees, basic study materials, living expenses
  • Monthly stipend of
  • For trainees - 1400 RMB
  • For undergraduate students
  • For graduate students
  • For PhD students
  • One-off payment towards relocation and settlement
  • Comprehensive Insurance

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 US scholarships

 US Scholarships and Student Exchange Programs

 FLEX program

About the program: The finalists of the program (high school students from the CIS countries *) study in a high school in the United States, live with American families and take part in the life of the local community for one academic year. The program is fully funded by the US government and is managed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Programs of the US Department of State.

Competitive selection of the FLEX program participants: The selection of participants on the basis of an open competition is carried out by the American Councils for International Education (ACTRYAL / ACCELS). Applicants must have a good command of English, have good and excellent grades, and have the personal qualities and skills that will enable them to get the most out of this program.

For more details on dates of the competition, requirements for participation and other information, see the official website of the United States Embassy

* At the moment, the program does not accept applications from Russian students. List of other countries see on the official website

 Global UGrad: international student exchange program 

About the program: The International Student Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) in Eurasia and Central Asia is a program of the Department of Educational and Cultural Programs of the United States Department of State. The program provides an opportunity for 1, 2 and 3 year students of full-time departments of higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation to study for 1 academic year without obtaining a degree at a university or college in the United States. All participants are selected through an open competition.

Program structure: 

  • full-time course for 1 year
  • 20 or more hours of community service in the first semester
  • professional internship in the second semester

Students who are in their 1st year at the time of application will live with host families or hostels and attend two-year colleges.

Students enrolled in 2 and 3 courses at the time of application will live in dormitories and study at four-year colleges or universities.

The program provides:

  • funding and administrative support in obtaining an American J-1 visa 
  • travel from hometown to the host university in the United States and vice versa tuition fees - accommodation and meals in the United States, 
  • partial medical insurance 
  • monthly stipend 
  • limited funds for the purchase of educational literature,
  • ample opportunities for professional development at the end of the program.

In some cases, it may also cover pre-program intensive English courses.

For the list of eligible degrees, competition dates and application forms, see the official website of the US Embassy

 Hubert Humphrey Program

About the program: the program provides Russian specialists with the opportunity to travel to the United States for a one-year internship to carry out scientific work and improve their professional skills.

For a list of eligible subjects, candidate requirements, dates of the competition and other additional information see on the official website of the US Embassy

 Edmund S. Masks Fellowship Program (MUSKIE)

About the program: The Edmund Muskie Scholarship Program for Higher Education Professionals is a program of the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs by the US Department of State, which is run by IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board).

The program provides an opportunity for specialists with undergraduate diplomas to obtain Master's degree at the US universities. All participants are selected via an open competition.

Benefits of participating in the program: 

  1. Complete a full-time academic degree within a maximum of two years
  2. During the first academic year develop and implement a project aimed at supporting local community
  3. Undertake a professional internship at the end of academic program
  4. Take advantage of full funding and the following perks:
  5. J-1 visa application support
  6. Coverage of travelling expenses from hometown to host university in the US and back
  7. Partial Health Insurance
  8. US tuition fees
  9. Monthly stipend
  10. Funds towards the purchase of textbooks
  11. Additional funding for intensive English courses prior to the start of the program (if necessary)
  12. Excellent career opportunities for graduates

 

Requirements for participants:

  • to be a citizen and resident of the Russian Federation
  • to complete undergraduate degree by the time of application
  • to have no complications or obstructions for obtaining a J-1 visa
  • to possess good knowledge of spoken and written English at the time of application
  • to submit a full application package before the application deadline.

For more information about the program, contact the IREX Moscow office by tel .: (495) 234-0144, 956-0978, e-mail: This e-mail address is protected from spam bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view. .

 Fulbright Master / Postgraduate Program (Fulbright)

About the program: мFulbright's Graduate/ Postgraduate program offers internships for the graduates of Russian universities and postgraduate students majoring in arts, liberal and social sciences, technical and natural sciences.

The program offers:

  1. one-year grants for undertaking research projects at American universities and archives for the purpose of collecting data for doctoral thesis.
  2. two-year grants for Master's level studies at American universities.

Who can take part in the program: Citizens of the Russian Federation, who permanently reside in Russia and have a diploma of higher education (level of "specialist" or bachelor) are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be at least thirty years old at the time of application.

The list of eligible programs for graduate and postgraduate students can be found here.

Application procedure and deadlines: Application forms for the program become available in March every year. Consult the official website for the latest information regarding deadlines

View Fulbright Teacher Admission History →

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 French scholarships

 French Government Scholarships for degree studies 

 Scholarships

Requirements:

  • Scholarship is awarded for 9 months.
  • Priority is given to students in their second year of graduate study.
  • There is no restriction on eligible academic fields.

Deadlines: from 16 January to 9 April

Note: Partial mobility financing is also possible: a scholarship to cover social insurance (monetary equivalent of insurance costs is not paid out) and a scholarship towards study expenses can be also awarded for 9 months.

 Scholarship for competing a thesis as part of the Franco-Russian scientific cooperation program

Requirements:

  • Scholarship are given for 18 months for a maximum of 3 years (6 months per year).
  • There is no restriction on eligible academic fields.
  • Both educational institutions must sign an obligatory partnership agreement.

Deadline: from 16 January to 9 April

For further information see the website of the French Embassy.

 COPERNICUS program

Requirements:

  • Scholarship is awarded for 12 months for enrollment in a "Contemporary Management Training" program (6 months of study and 6 months of business internship).
  • A prerequisite condition is to have finished a degree in the field of economics, law, or engineering, or to complete such degree in the nearest future.

Deadline: Candidates must submit their documents at the end of February.

 EIFFEL Scholarship Program

Requirements: 4 fields: Economics/ Management, Engineering, Law/ Political Sciences, Business Management.

The scholarship is aimed at students with outstanding scientific and creative potential. Candidates are nominated by educational institutions where they intend to continue their studies.

Application deadline: 6 January

Scholarship THALES ACADEMIA

Requirements: Scholarship covers living expenses only (13 000 euros), tuition fees are not included. A pre-registration for one of the specialized graduate programs at the participating institutions is mandatory.

2 fields: Economics/ Management and Engineering.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 28 March at the latest.

 

 Scholarships for short-term non-degree studies

 Internship scholarships

Requirements: Scholarship is awarded for a minimum period of 2 weeks up to 4 months, and it is aimed at students or professionals who are invited to undertake a short-term internship in France.

Deadline: For the 1st term: submit the application by November 1 (internship will take place next winter)/ for the 2nd term: submit the application by May 15 (internship will take place next Fall).

 Linguistic scholarships

Requirements: Scholarships aimed at French language learners are awarded for 1 month. 2 programs:

  1. For students who aspire to become future teachers of the French language.
  2. For students specializing in any field apart from French language study and learning French as a foreign language.

 Short-term teaching scholarships

Requirements: Scholarships for teachers of French are awarded for the period from 2 weeks to 1 month.

Deadline: 2 annul meetings (in summer and in autumn) are held by the examination committee to select the most distinguished candidates.

 

Scholarships to study abroad for athletes (in detail)

Almost every university in the USA has the opportunity to receive a full or partial scholarship to train athletes. Most often, universities and colleges are interested in athletes involved in Olympic sports or sports that are popular in the region (rugby, squash, American football, for example) and have significant achievements in the sports portfolio: victories or prizes in competitions of regional, state or international level, title of CCM and above.

There were also scholarship holders in our practice who could not boast of great victories, but who demonstrated their efficiency and just a good level of training to their future coach, while having 1 rank. This may also be enough if the coach has a budget, but there are no stronger candidates for the team, and the team itself does not compete in a particular league in a particular sport. In general, this situation is quite rare.

In addition to the USA, individual scholarships for athletes are found in Germany, Canada and some other countries, but the USA is the only country where the issuance of sports scholarships by universities and colleges is widespread.

It is important to understand that different universities and colleges at different time periods have rather unique needs for athletes. Some schools this year are more interested in basketball players and swimmers, and tennis players and hockey players are not so interested. Others need volleyball girls and rowers. However, in the next semester, everything can change. The most popular athletes are swimming, diving, soccer, volleyball, hockey, athletics, tennis, rugby, golf and orienteering.

As a general rule, athletes are not exempted from the competition and the need to pass exams such as TOEFL or IELTS, SAT, ACT, GRE. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for the requirements for exam results for such candidates to be individually reduced by default or as a result of the work of a consultant and / or trainer with the admissions committee of the institution. As a result, the entry requirements for each individual candidate have individual characteristics.

The task of a consultant for the selection and filing of applications and packages of documents for a scholarship often consists precisely in finding a suitable interested trainer at a particular university, reaching out to him and convincing the future scholarship holder for the university and the team of this particular trainer. Moreover, in the arsenal of consultants there are a lot of tried and tested ways to solve such problems, communication with previous generations of clients, and, of course, a focus on a positive result was also ridiculous.

It is important to remember that the candidate for the sports scholarship also needs to prepare other documents: motivation letters, essays, letters of recommendation, resumes, as well as prepare and submit documents to “reserve” universities and colleges to maximize the likelihood of receiving full or partial funding for their future education abroad.

That's why you need to come to a personal free consultation and find out about the possibilities of getting a sports scholarship to study at a university abroad in your case.

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