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If you’re a prospective international student planning to study in Europe at bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level, you might be eligible for a scholarship.

UK scholarships are listed in an article all of their own, as are scholarships for Germanyscholarships for Russiascholarships for Eastern Europe and scholarships to study in the Nordic countries.

Scroll down the list below for a range of other scholarships to study in Europe…

To study anywhere in Europe:

  •  – Initiative led by the European Commission to provide funding for students all over the world to study in Europe at selected institutions.
  •  – 10 individual scholarships of €2,000 are available for students enrolled in any eligible university in Europe. There are two €500 Instagram prizes available. Applications close on the 31st of January 2018. 

To study in Austria: 

  •  – Monthly scholarships of €940 available for up to four months for international students of all study levels.
  •  – A searchable database of scholarships to study abroad in Austria.

For more information about studying in Austria, visit our country guide >

To study in Belgium:

  •  – Opportunities to gain funding to study in Belgium for training or research at master’s level. Open to students internationally.
  •  – Offering scholarships for students from developing countries in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America to undertake training, research or study in Belgium at selected institutions.
  •  – Scholarships for students from developing countries who are new students of English-taught master’s degrees at the Ghent University in Belgium. 
  •  – The [email protected] scholarship is aimed at international students interested in undertaking study in Belgium at master’s level within the faculty of science at KU Leuven.
  •  – Open to prospective PhD students from developing countries to study in Belgium within the Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation at KU Leuven.

For more information about studying in Belgium, visit our country guide >

Prague

To study in the Czech Republic:

  •  – Government scholarships enabling international students to undertake study (at bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level) at institutions across the Czech Republic. Czech is the language of instruction for most programs offered.
  • - Scholarships are available for international students from outside the EU who are undertaking a master’s or PhD degree at one of the center’s partner universities, with study programs in technical and natural science preferred. 

For more information about studying in the Czech Republic, visit our guide >

To study in France:

  •  – Open to international students at master’s/PhD level wishing to study in France at selected institutions.
  •  – Opportunities for bachelor’s and master’s degree students from outside of the EU to gain funding to study in France at Sciences Po.
  •  – MBA scholarships for students from developing countries in Africa and Asia to study in France at HEC Paris. Open to female students only.
  •  – Scholarships to study one of the selected master’s programs at ENS de Lyon.

For more information about studying in France, download our complete guide >

To study in Greece:

  •  – More than 50 scholarships for international students wishing to undertake undergraduate or postgraduate study or a research project in host universities and institutions across Greece. (Website is in Greek).
  • – Scholarships for international students to study in Greece at all study levels at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

For more information about studying in Greece, visit our country guide >

To study in Hungary: 

  •  – Scholarships for international students to study in Hungary, funded by the Hungarian government. Open to students of master’s degrees in rural development and agribusiness, horticulture and agricultural water management.
  •  – Provides scholarships which cover tuition fees, medical insurance, accommodation and a monthly stipend for citizens of partner countries to study in Hungary at either bachelor’s or master’s level.

For more information about studying in Hungary, visit our country guide >

To study in Italy:

  •  – Scholarships for international students to study a master of science program at Bocconi University. Includes a full tuition waiver.
  •  – Scholarships for international students at all degree levels to study in Italy at various public institutions. Also open to Italian citizens living abroad (IRE).
  •  – Scholarships from the University of Pavia (UNIPV), open to international students from developing countries to carry out research in collaboration with a professor. You must have an invitation letter from a professor to apply.
  •  – Funding opportunities for international students at bachelor’s and master’s level to study in Italy at the University of Bologna.
  • - Scholarships for international degree courses at the University of Naples Federico II. 25 scholarships are available in total.

For more information about studying in Italy, visit our country guide >

Netherlands

To study in the Netherlands: 

  •  – Merit-based scholarships to study in the Netherlands at the University of Amsterdam. Open to talented master’s degree students from outside the EU or EEA.
  •  – Scholarships for international students from developing countries to study agriculture, food or environment-related programs at master’s level at Wageningen University. Sponsored by the Anne van den Ban Fund.
  •  – Open to all master’s level international students undertaking further study in the Netherlands at the University of Groningen.
  •  – Available for non-EEA international students to study at participating universities in the Netherlands at bachelor’s or master’s level.
  •  – Merit-based scholarships for master’s degree (MA/MSc/LLM) students at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Not available to EU/EEA students.
  •  – Government-funded international scholarships to study in the Netherlands on a short course, master’s or PhD. Prioritized candidates include female applicants and applicants from sub-Saharan Africa.
  •  – Nuffic-funded scholarships for students from developing countries in Asia and Latin America, including China, Indonesia, South Korea, Mexico and Brazil, to study in the Netherlands.
  •  – Scholarship opportunities for non-EEA students to study an English-taught master’s degree at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
  •  – Merit-based scholarships for international students to study in the Netherlands at master’s level at Maastricht University. Only open to students from outside of the EU/EEA.
  •  – International scholarships to study in the Netherlands on a selected master’s program at the University of Twente. Available for all students, both in and outside the EU.
  •  – Scholarships for talented students to study a selection of English-taught master's programs at VU University Amsterdam. Only for students who are not of Dutch nationality.
  •  – Merit-based scholarships to study in the Netherlands offered by The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Open to both bachelor’s and master’s students from outside the EU.

For more information about studying in the Netherlands, visit our country guide >

To study in Slovakia: 

  •  – Government-funded international scholarships for students from developing countries to pursue higher education in Slovakia at any degree level. Open to students from selected countries within the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia.

To study in Spain:

  •  – All master’s applicants are automatically considered for scholarships when offered a place to study at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  •  – Various scholarships for admitted students of master’s of logistics and related courses at this research institute, including scholarships for African students.
  •  – Scholarships to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, including a diversity scholarship for underrepresented students.

For more information about studying in Spain, download our complete guide >

To study in Switzerland:

  •  – Merit-based scholarships are available to students who wish to pursue their master’s degree at ETH Zurich.
  •  – Merit-based scholarship opportunities for international students undertaking postgraduate-level study in Switzerland at selected institutions.
  •  – Scholarships to study in Switzerland at the University of Lausanne on a master’s program. Excludes some courses.
  •  – Scholarships to study in Switzerland at the University of Geneva on an MBA program. Open to mid-career professionals from developing countries only.

For more information about studying in Switzerland, visit our country guide >

This article was first published in September 2014. It was updated in December 2015 and again in April 2017.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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Hi Simba, please have a look at our list of medical scholarships around the world. You could also download our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad, which has detailed advice on submitting strong scholarship applications. :)

Is it possible to apply several scolarships at the same time?

Hi Şölə, yes! (Unless the rules on the scholarship website states otherwise). 

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Hi Hideki, please take a look at our list of law school scholarships around the world. Hope this helps. 

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Hello, please take a look at our list of art scholarships around the world, which includes options to study design. You might also like to apply for a QS scholarship, and may want to download our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad. Hope this helps. 

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Hi Rafik, of course! Our guide on how to apply to university abroad should help to get you started, and if you're interested in studying in Europe, you can read about popular European study destinations here. :)

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Thank you .

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Hi Anthony, I'd recommend checking the official websites of the UK universities you've been accepted to, to find out what scholarships they have available that you may be eligible for. Also, you might like to check our lists of scholarships to study in the UK and scholarships for African students. Hope this helps!

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Hi Ge, a good place to start your scholarship search is the official websites of the universities you're interested in, as you may be able to find one aimed at students on your prospective course. Please download our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad for more advice, including how to write a great scholarship essay. Hope this helps! 

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