Onassis Foundation Graduate Scholarships for Hellenes, 2018

The Onassis Foundation offers more than 100 Graduate Scholarships each year for the applicants of Greece. These scholarships are available to pursue postgraduate studies or doctoral programme.

The aim of the scholarships is to encourage the study of Greek youths.

 The Onassis Foundation has established the Program of Scholarships for Hellenes since 1978. Initially, the program awarded scholarships to Greek University graduates for postgraduate studies or doctoral studies in countries worldwide.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications close: February 28, 2018
  • Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue postgraduate studies or doctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the fields offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the followings:
  1. For Scholars studying in countries worldwide, the monthly amount of scholarship is $1176 for the countries in Europe (apart from Greece), $1066 for the UK and USD 1,200 for the U.S.A. and other countries outside Europe. Scholars may also receive an additional allowance to cover part of their tuition or relocation expenses. The additional allowance amounts to $5878, $4663 and USD 5,000 respectively.
  2. For Scholars studying in Greece, the monthly amount of the scholarship is $353 for those whose main residence is located within 40 km. from the University and $705 for those whose main residence is further than 40 km from the University. For scholars who pay tuition fees or have relocation expenses, an additional allowance of up to $3527 may be granted. The actual amount towards tuition fees or relocation expenses is decided on a case-to-case basis.
  3. The aforementioned amounts are the highest that can be granted by the Foundation.
  4. The scholarship commences or continues each academic year once the scholar submits a registration certificate.
  5. For Scholars in countries worldwide, the scholarship for the summer months is paid in full, only to those who remain at their place of study, as part of their academic requirements or if they are absent for up to a month.
  6. Apart from the approved scholarship, the Foundation does not award grants for travel expenses, participation in conferences, purchase of books, PCs etc. The scholarship does not cover additional family costs (wife and/or children).
  7. The scholar is obliged to submit a signed statement to the Foundation mentioning any other grants, salary, stipend or compensation they might receive from the University, the School or any other source (scholarship, tuition waiver, stipend, salary, assistantship, award etc.). The Foundation then decides upon the continuation, reduction, suspension or cancellation of the scholarship, taking into account the needs of the scholar at the place of study.
  8. The Foundation may grant, by special approval, the amount of up to $2351 to scholars pursuing Doctoral studies to cover the printing expenses of their Thesis in a limited number of copies, according to the requirements of the relevant University regulation. The scholar should submit an application after the completion of their studies and submit the relevant receipts.
  • Number of Scholarships: More than 100 scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Greece and abroad

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Greece
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
  1. Scholarships are awarded only for full-time studies. Applications for long-distance or part-time studies are not accepted.
  2. Scholarships can also be awarded to candidates who have already commenced their studies, provided that the remaining time for the completion of their studies is: a) for candidates of the Program for Graduate or Doctoral Studies in countries worldwide: at least 9 months, and b) for candidates of the Program for Studies in Greece: at least one academic year for a doctorate.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the language requirement of the host institution.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants can apply via online mode.

How to Apply:

  • The annual announcement states all the supporting documents required for the submission of an application for all respective programs.
  • A candidate cannot submit an application for more than one scholarship program or specialization.
  • An application cannot be accepted only on the grounds that it is submitted.
  • The applications are checked by the Scholarship Department of the Foundation. All the supporting documents of the application (degrees, certificates etc.) should be submitted within the specific deadlines mentioned in the annual announcement.
  • All eligible applications proceed to the comparative evaluation and selection process.
  • After the announcement of the results, the successful candidates who have been granted a scholarship cannot change their proposed program of study if they fail to be admitted in the program for which they have been assessed.
  • All candidates for studies in countries worldwide should submit a signed statement mentioning the cost of study and living expenses and their ability to cover the total cost of tuition and living expenses throughout their studies. If the applicant receives scholarships or grants or assistantship from other foundations, universities or organizations they should submit all relevant documentation.
  • The scholars of the Foundation who wish to pursue further studies (i.e. from Master’s Degree to Doctorate) should submit a new application with all the supporting documents within the specific deadlines mentioned in the annual announcement.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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