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Financing your studies has never been easy, often international and local students feel the same pressures no matter where they are located on the planet. Popular solutions range from study grants, scholarships, fellowships and bursaries. FirstStep.me has put together a breakdown of various student financial aid solutions from around the planet! - Wishing you all the best with your studies, the FirstStep.me team!
Check out New Zealand Education for their breakdown of University Scholarships.
Universities New Zealand has a full list of scholarships for the NZL region.
New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has a full overview of various scholarships designed for studying in the region.
StudyLink is setup by the New Zealand Ministry for Social Development. Servicing student allowances and loans for locals and permanent residents in NZL.
Also check out Careers New Zealand for various student funding options.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA): The set-up that makes sure New Zealand’s qualifications are accredited accordingly. They also have a scholarship platform which caters for a number of different study areas.
AUT (Auckland University of Technology) provides a breakdown of student aid available for studying at the institution.
The University of Canterbury has one of the better set up scholarship pages for individuals looking for financial support to study at their institution.
The Ministerio de Educación, provides information on scholarships available in Argentina.
Study Overseas is a platform by the Australian Government to assist students with studying abroad. They also have a funding section to assist with student expenses.
Country Education Foundation of Australia: a non profit organisation assisting rural communities in Australia gaining access to education. Their financial assistance page is full of options for young Australians from this particular sector.
The Australian Government's Endeavour platform is worth looking into in terms of grants and fellowships as it bridges careers and education routes between Australia and the rest of the world.
Propel, a Western Australia set-up to promote the forward motion of the Arts industry, their funding breakdown is very broad catering for every part of the industry.
University of New England has a very well put together scholarship section with various funding options for studies at their institution.
Australian Council for the Arts: support structure by the Australian Government for the Arts industry, which includes Grant offerings.
Government of Western Australia – Department of Culture and the Arts is geared to assist the development of the Arts sector in this region, their website includes a very lucid funding section.
The Government of Canada has set up a platform called the International Scholarships Program.
The Finnish National Agency for Education has created the Study in Finland platform - which also has a breakdown of funding options including scholarships.
Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has a number of offerings in terms of scholarships and grants for students. Covering both Swiss and foreign students.
The Danida Fellowship Centre is a Danish set-up focused on fellowships in sustaining development through research and learning.
Check out Education Ireland for Scholarship options in Ireland.
DAAD the Germany based set-up is one of the largest student funding units in the world. Providing a platform for international exchange for both students and scholars.
Nuffic provides financial options to study in Holland/Netherlands!
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme setup to attract master's or PhD level studies in France - find out more on Campus France.
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA): Is the agency responsible for certain programs under the operation of the EU. This includes the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), Erasmus Mundus, Tempus Programme and more.
The Swedish Institute offers around 450 scholarships - definitely worth looking into.
Study in Norway is a great website set-up to provide studying opportunities in Norway. Focussed more on international students looking at opportunities in Norway this is a thoroughly well put together site! They also have a very good outline on financing your studies in Norway through various funding and scholarship options.
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) - a well put together platform for student grant funding in the region.
The University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg has scholarship options available for international students wanting to study at the South African based university.
Africa Educational Trust: Focus on educating Africa’s youth that are in need of both social and academic support!
Kenyan Education Fund: Providing efforts to engage with Kenya’s youth through education. Their scholarship program is a grassroots system focussed on high school students! Awesome and much needed!
Microsoft 4Afrika: Microsoft empowering African students with education finance and more!
Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust supports students from Southern Africa with scholarships for study in the UK and South Africa.
University of the People 4Afrika Scholarship – a scholarship opportunity run in partnership with Microsoft and the University of the People!
The Study in Hong Kong (StudyinHK) website has a full breakdown of various scholarship options for this region of the People’s Republic of China.
India - check out the National Scholarships Portal.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has a full breakdown of both scholarship and financial aid options to study at the institution.
Nanyang Technological University also provides various student funding options.
Fulbright Program- USA: eca.state.gov/fulbright or UK: fulbright.co.uk International: foreign.fulbrightonline.org
The Fulbright program’s Facebook page!
The Rhodes Trust has recently made a global move forward by opening its applications to individuals from all around the planet.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation offer options in terms of grants and scholarships for individuals in the USA, India and South Africa!
ACCA: The Simpson Scholarship
One World Media: A UK setup focussed on the Media industry highlighting developing regions throughout the planet - they offer a production funding program.
Terra Viva Grants: A directory website that is mixed between study, institutional and business options. Positioned towards grants and funding opportunities in developing countries within the sectors of agriculture, energy, environment and natural resources.
Check out ScholarshipPortal which has a massive database of global options - well organised by StudyPortals.
Australian Awards (development Awards): a platform by the Australian government to develop leadership through post graduate scholarships for individuals from the African region and other developing countries.
The University of the People has a various number of student scholarship plans that work in conjunction with their courses on offer.
World Bank Scholarships Program has two opportunities of funding:
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program and the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program.