To draw students from regions beyond Europe, governments of EU/EEA member nations and various European universities provide tuition fee exemptions and scholarship initiatives for international students from non-EU countries. The website Helpleak.com compiles a list of the Top 10 scholarships in Europe designed for non-EU students.
Scholarships by European Governments for Students from Non-EU Nations »
NL Scholarship for Non-EU/EEA Students (Netherlands)
The NL Scholarship, previously known as the Holland Scholarship, is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science. It is designed for international students originating from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to pursue their bachelor’s or master’s degrees at Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. The scholarship offers a sum of €5,000.
Danish Government Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Denmark)
Annually, the Danish Ministry of Education provides several scholarships to support exceptionally qualified and driven international students from regions beyond the EU/EEA who aspire to undertake full-degree higher education programs at participating Danish universities. The scholarship may include full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants to assist with living expenses.
Scholarships at European Universities for Students from Non-EU Nations »
Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (Netherlands)
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is available to exceptional students from outside the EU/EEA who are pursuing MA, MSc, and LL.M programs at Leiden University. The scholarships are offered in the form of the following options: €10,000 towards tuition fees, €15,000 towards tuition fees, or a complete tuition fee waiver minus the home fee.
University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships (Netherlands)
Maastricht University (UM) provides the UM High Potential Scholarships to talented individuals from beyond the EEA to undertake participating UM master’s or graduate programs, with the exception of the School of Business and Economics. These scholarships cover tuition fees, monthly living expenses, insurance, and visa expenses.
Radboud University Scholarship Programme (Netherlands)
The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a limited number of promising non-EEA prospective students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a full Master’s degree program taught in English at Radboud University Nijmegen. This scholarship includes a partial tuition waiver, equivalent to the tuition fee for an EEA student. Additionally, the Radboud Scholarship covers costs for visa, residence permit, health insurance, and liability insurance.
Lund University Global Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students (Sweden)
The Lund University Global Scholarship program is designed for high-achieving academic students who come from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) and are enrolling in a Master’s Degree Program at the university. The scholarships can cover 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% of the tuition fee, but they do not cover living expenses.
Chalmers IPOET Scholarships (Sweden)
Chalmers University offers approximately 50 IPOET scholarships to prospective fee-paying students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue any Master’s Degree Program offered at the university. These scholarships provide a 75% reduction in tuition fees for four semesters (a two-year program).
Uppsala University Global Scholarships (Sweden)
Uppsala University offers Uppsala University Global Scholarships to first-year applicants from outside the EU/EEA who wish to pursue a Master’s Degree Program at the university. These scholarships cover the full tuition fee.
KTH Scholarships (Sweden)
A limited number of tuition fee waivers are available for citizens from non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries who are obligated to pay tuition fees and have applied for a Master’s program at KTH. If awarded a scholarship, the tuition fee will be fully waived for the entire duration of the program.
Emile Boutmy Scholarships for International Students (France)
Sciences Po established the Emile Boutmy Scholarships in honor of the founder of Sciences Po to attract the most exceptional international students from beyond the European Union who are first-time applicants and have been admitted to an Undergraduate or Master’s program at the university. These scholarships can take various forms, ranging from €5,000 to €10,000 for two years of postgraduate study or €3,000 to €12,300 for three years of undergraduate study.
University of Oulu International Scholarships (Finland)
The University of Oulu International Scholarship Scheme offers scholarships to academically gifted international students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at the University of Oulu. The scholarships are awarded as tuition fee waivers, covering 50%, 75%, or 100% of the tuition fee