Scholarships For Developing Countries 2018-2019

Fully Funded Scholarships For Developing Countries 2018-2019

Studying Abroad to many is a dream come true but most times this joy is some how short-lived due to financial issues which can force a bright student to drop out .
Coming from this part of the world quality education is almost imposible compare to that which is obtained from the Developed countries . For this  reason many are looking for the slightest opportunity to get a better education else where .
But fact still remains that , the work force of the so called developed countries are predominantly citizens from the developing countries but still their system of education is not as good as that of the developed world. even if those that try to attend thye fees mostly are outrageous.
Like they say nothing good comes easy , as earlier stated finance have been a major challenge to many who have the zeal, courage , tanacity, to leave their home countries in search of this Quality education but cannot do much.
HEY!!! dont give up just yet….you are in the right place, there is HOPE.
The sole reason this website was created is to help you find a scholarship that is meant for you . In this article have put together a list of Scholarships For Developing Countries 2018-2019.
That you are from a developing country is no excuse , these scholarships are for you.
 These  Scholarships are donated by Governments of Nations, International Institutions, Organizations and  Individuals to sponsor Talented and Excellent Students from Countries with low GDP to get quality education in Countries abroad.


Before I  present the opportunities i want to clearly make known to you, What you Need to know about these Scholarship opportunities. What you should be aware of before applying.

Which Country is eligible for the Scholarship for developing countries 

When I say “Developing Countries”, we mean Countries that are still developing Economically, Socially and Agriculturally. These Countries Include:

Afghanistan, Gambia, Guinea, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bisau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, São Tomé and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador,

Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, FYR, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay.

So if your Country is shortlisted in the List of Developing Countries, then you are Eligible to Apply for these Scholarship.

How can I Apply for UndergraduateMasters, PhD and MBA Scholarship as a Student from a Developing Country?

The fact is there is no special techique for applying for a fully funded scholarships for developing countries. you can apply this steps listed here.15 most powerful steps to search and win a scholarship for African students

As a matter of fact applying  for undergraduate scholarship for developing countries , masters scholarships for developing countries , PhD scholarships for developing countries or MBA scholarships for developing countries , the process is very easy and simple follow the instruction of the scholarship you wish to apply for .

if you are finding it difficult our website is user friendly . you can explore its archieves im very sure you will find a scholarship that is meant for you.  Carefully check out for the Headings and choose from the collections of Scholarships we have.

Congratulations!!! like i promised you here is the list of scholarships for developing countries  2018-2019

Undergraduate Scholarships for Developing Countries

Czech Government Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries – Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate

The Government of Czech Republic in her commitment to promote education is delighted to call for applications for the 2018-2019 Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students and submission of applications will continue till 30 Sept. All foreign students are hereby encouraged to grasp the opportunity and make the best of it…. Read More

Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships for International Students, Germany – undergraduate, Masters & PhD

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’) in Germany….Read more

Austrian Government Scholarships for International Students (Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Research Grant)

The Government of Austria is currently accepting applications for the Government’s Research Scholarships. Students from all nations other than Austria are welcome to apply. He or she must be currently pursuing undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate program and willing to undertake 1-4 month research in Austria. Successful candidates may expect to receive a monthly installment of 1,050 EUR plus other interesting benefits…. Read more 


Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries

Fully Funded 1,500 Chevening Scholarships in UK for Developing Countries 2018/2019

Apply now for the Fully Funded 1,500 Chevening Scholarships in UK for Developing Countries 2018/2019. The Scholarships is designed for masters degree Students to study in UK. Only eligible persons will be considered for this program..Read More

Schwarzman Scholars Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for International Students – China

Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century.The scholarship is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders…. Read More

University of Essex Africa Scholarship Program for Masters Studies

The University of Essex is delighted to call for applications for the Africa masters scholarship program for 2018/2019academic year. Citizens of African countries and international students from African nations  are welcome to apply,you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,000, paid as a discount on your tuition fee….Read more

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) for African Women – South Africa

Applications are invited for MMMF grants available for women applicants of developing countries to pursue their degree in the USA and Canada. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited academic institution at time of application and plan to be enrolled for a full academic year upon receipt of grant. An MMMF grant covers only a portion of the total costs for an academic year….Read more

OWSD Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in Developing Countries

The Elsevier Foundation is calling for nominations of hardworking science-inclined women from Africa and other developing countries….Read more

University of Dundee School of Medicine Postgraduate Scholarship for International Student

offers are up for the University of Dundee Scholarship for self-funded overseas PhD students, on a first come basis, with the criteria set out by the School’s Research Postgraduate Committee. The 50% fee reduction would be on the basic tuition fee, currently £15,950 per year. Students should be made aware that there may be other costs related to the running of their PhD project….Read more

West African Research Association (WARA) Travel Grant Fellowship for African Scholars

The West African Research Association WARA Travel Grant is given away travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500 to West African scholars....Read more

Austrian Government OeAD Ernst Mach Follow-up Grants for Developing Countries 

The  Republic of Austria is offering scholarships  for grants and research promotion for Undergraduate, Masters & PhD students. Scholarships are also awarded for research periods at scientific research institutions in Austria, Applications from International students are welcome and students who are Austrians by nationality are not to apply….Read more

 University of Laval Masters Scholarship for African and European Students

University of Laval is inviting applications for master’s scholarships to international students of high academic ability for 2018 entry. Scholarships are awarded to undertake postgraduate degree programme at the university.The purpose of this program is to….Read More

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University for High-Achieving Students

Up too 100 scholarships are currently available for the fully funded knight henessy scholars program at the stanford university in USA, applications are accepted from students around the world and applicants are advised to see eligibility criteria to know if the are qualified…. Read more

PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries

Doctoral Scholarship Program for Engineering foreign students at KUT, Japan

The Kochi University of Technology (KUT) Special Scholarship Program (SSP) on research projects in the field of Engineering for International Doctoral applicants, Japan  2018/2019….Read more

Fully-Funded Commonwealth Masters & PhD Scholarships in UK 2018

Applications are currently been accepted for the Fully-Funded Commonwealth Masters & PhD Scholarships in UK 2018, eligible persons are by this notice invited to apply for this program….Read More

MBA Scholarships for Developing Countries

INSEAD MBA Endowed Scholarship for Developing Countries 2018-19

Applications are now been submitted for the INSEAD MBA Endowed Scholarship for Developing Countries 2018-19. The Scholarship is taken at all INSEAD Campuses world wide. The Scholarships is worth around €10,000. All applications are to be submitted before the deadline….Read More

Skoll Scholarships at Said Business School for International Students  – UK

Applications are ongoing for the Skoll scholarship which provides an  MBA enrollment opportunities to the University of Oxford. The Scholarships is deigned for international students intending to pursue their MBA degree at University of Oxford. Read through the Post and Find out more….Read more

IMD offers several MBA Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Offers are currently available for The IMD MBA Scholarships for candidates who demonstrate exceptional leadership understanding and are passionate to pursue their MBA at IMD, this scholarship award is powered by IMD Switzerland and eligibility criteria is of the essence….Read more

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Competitions for Develping Countries 

Etisalat Prize for Literature (£15,000 and Other Prizes)

Etisalat is delighted to announce the ongoing  application for the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2018 for African Writers. Are you are a young Writer in Africa? Here is that opportunity you have been waiting for. The Etisalat Prize for Literature … Read more

Fellowships for Developing Countries

United Nations University Fellowship for Developing Countries 2018

The United nations university in Malaysia is delighted to call for applications from scholars from developing countries for the Fellowship program at the university. Eligible persons are therefore by this notice invited to hurry and apply for this program as soon as possible….Read More

Princeton Arts Fellowships for Early-Career Artist(e)s

Entries are now been submitted for the Princeton Arts Fellowships, This fellowship will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.On application, the eligibility criteria is to be met by each applicant and submission will end on the the stated deadline….Read more


The United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Program for Developing Countries.

Entries are now been accepted for the United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program for Developing Countries, Japan 2018/2019, Interested persons are advised to forward their applications and also ensure that the meet with the eligibility criteria to avoid any form of disqualification….Read more


Who is Sponsoring the Scholarships for Students in Developing Countries?

This another question most students ask. Infact the sponsor of the scholarship is very important. This helps you to know the type of Scholarship you are applying for and the benefits there in. Most of the Donors give Fully Funded Scholarships, Partially Funded Scholarships Tuition Fee Waivers,Cash Prizes etc.

We calssify this section in terms of Government Funded Scholarships for Developing Countries and Institution Funded Scholarships for Developing Countries.

Government-Funded Scholarships for Developing Countries

1.Australian Awards Scholarships (Australia)

Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australia Development Scholarships (ADS) are  for international students from selected countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East who wants to study at Australian Universities.  The scholarships are towards vocational education and training courses, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, and PhD degrees at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.  The scholarship benefits generally include full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses (CLE), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC),  etc.

2.DAAD Scholarships for  Development Related Postgraduate Courses (Germany)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships for a range of postgraduate courses with special relevance to developing countries at German Universities. The scholarships are specifically targeted to international students and young professionals from developing countries in Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, Central and South America and Central and Eastern Europe.  DAAD scholarship supports selected programmes with a variety of full or partial scholarships.

3.Netherlands Fellowship Program (Netherlands)

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP offers fellowships for Master studies, PhD studies, or short courses at Dutch Universities or academic institutions.  An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research.

4.Swedish Institute Study Scholarship s (Sweden)

The Swedish Institute provides scholarships in Sweden to highly-qualified international students from developing countries who wants to pursue full-time Masters studies at Swedish Universities.  The scholarship covers tuition fee, living expenses, some travel grant, and insurance. About 550 scholarships are offered.

5.VLIR-UOS Scholarships (Belgium)

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to pursue an English Taught Training or Master’s Programme related to development at Universities in Belgium. The scholarships cover tuition fee, accomodation, allowance, travel costs,  and other program related costs.

Institution-Funded Scholarships for Developing Countries

6.Joint Japan World Bank Scholarships (specified countries)

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students from developing countries to pursue development-related studies at selected Universities around the world.  The program provides annual awards to cover the cost of completing a master’s degree or its equivalent including tuition, subsistence allowance, travel costs.

7.OFID Scholarships (any approved country)

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) offers a fully-funded scholarship to qualified applicants from developing countries who wish to study for a Master’s degree in an accredited University around the world subject to approval.   The winner of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a tuition support of up to US$50,000 plus a a monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books and accommodation.

8.Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships (any approved country)

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from selected developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.  Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.  The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only.  Generally, the scholar is allowed to choose a reputable University of his/her choice subject to approval.

University-Funded Scholarships for Developing Countries

9.University of Westminster Scholarships for Developing Countries (UK)

University of Westminster awards scholarships to eligible students from any developing country who wish to study in the UK and pursue a full-time Masters degree in any field of study at the University of Westminster.  The scholarship awards full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

10.Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham (UK)

The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students from Africa, India or one of the developing countries of the Commonwealth who want to study a Masters Degree at the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country. Each year,  105 scholarships  are awarded– 30 scholarships will cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cover 50% of the tuition fee.

11.University of Bradford Global Development Scholarships (UK)

The University of Bradford Global Development Scholarships are intended to aid international students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc. The scholarship is available for students enrolled or intending to enroll in a full time Master’s programmes (not MBA) based at the University of Bradford. Each scholarship is worth approximately £20,000 which includes full tuition fees, accommodation, and living costs.

12.Erik Bleumink Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Groningen(Netherlands)

The Erik Bleumink Fund Scholarships are usually awarded for any 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme or a 4-year Ph.D programme offered at the University of Groningen.  The grant covers the tuition fees plus the costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.

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  • I glade to get this scholarship and because am in south sudan which is highly education is low. That is why i choose to join this scholarship.

    • Hello Netsanet
      Thanks for visiting FAS ,follow the links on the scholarship portal if you are eligible for any of the scholarships , click apply im sure will get what you want.

  • I will like to get a scholarship i have an o’level certificate i am in cameroon

    • Hello Bisseyi
      Thanks for visiting FAS ,follow the links on the scholarship portal if you are eligible for any of the scholarships , apply im sure will get what you wants.

    • hello Hermon
      Thanks for visiting FAS ,follow the links on the scholarship portal if you are eligible for any of the scholarships , apply im sure will get what you wants.

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