Country based awards for Overseas students (A-C)

The first section on this page has links to general organisations who provide funding for Overseas students.

Additional funding opportunities for specific countries are then listed in alphabetical order by country (A-C).

Organisations who offer scholarships to overseas students

The following organisations offer scholarships. Please contact them for further information.

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships

Association of Commonwealth Universities

British Chevening Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (application is via LSE)

Commonwealth Scholarships

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
LSE contributes 20% to the tuition fee of Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship holders studying at LSE.  Applications usually open in early February of each year. 

Rotary Scholarships, World Peace Fellowships and Youth Exchange

UNESCO Fellowships

Africa

Africa Educational Trust

Financial assistance for African students. As funding and circumstances change year on year, you should contact the Trust directly for further information.

More information about the Africa Educational Trust

Lalji LSE PfAL Scholarships

Through the continuing generous support of the Lalji family and the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) Foundation, LSE is delighted to announce that it is making available a significant scholarship fund for bright African students applying to the eligible Masters programmes listed below for the 2015/16 academic year.

More information about the Lalji LSE PfaL Scholarships

The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships

There are three scholarships available of £30,000 for a student to pursue a one year LSE Masters programme, from a list of eligible programmes.

More information about The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships

Algeria

Margaret Bennett Scholarship

One scholarship is available to support female students from Africa intending to study for the LLM. Preference will be given to applicants from north Africa.

More information about the Margaret Bennett Scholarship

LSE Middle East Centre (MEC) Emirates Master's Scholarships

The LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Scholarship offers financial support for students from Arab states studying for a Master’s degree at LSE and who intend to focus their studies on the Middle East. 

More information on LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters Scholarship.

Angola

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

EY Scholarships

Five full EY Scholarships, covering fees and maintenance, are available for Angolan residents to study one of ten Master’s programmes at LSE.

More information, including the eligible programmes, can be found here http://eyangolanscholarships.com/

Canon Collins Trust

The Canon Collins Trust provides scholarships to students from/in the countries of southern Africa who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in the UK. Both partial grants and full scholarships are awarded annually.

More information about the Canon Collins Trust

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships

There are three scholarships available of £30,000 for a student to pursue a one year LSE Masters programme, from a list of eligible programmes.

More information about The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships

Argentina

Santander Scholarships

More information about the Santander Scholarships

CAF Latin America Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £16,212 for entry to full time MSc programmes in International Relations and International Political Economy

More information about the CAF Development Bank of Latin America Scholarship

Australia

General Sir John Monash Awards

Annually up to eight awards will be made to outstanding Australians graduating from Australian universities to enable them to study abroad. The awards are available for study towards a PhD but in exceptional circumstances they can be awarded for a masters programme.

Applications for the 2014 John Monash Awards are now closed. 

Azerbaijan

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Program

Full scholarships for study in the UK.

More information about the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Program

Bahrain

LSE Middle East Centre (MEC) Emirates Master's Scholarships

The LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Scholarship offers financial support for students from Arab states studying for a Master’s degree at LSE and who intend to focus their studies on the Middle East. 

More information on LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters Scholarship

Barbados

CAF Latin America Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £16,212 for entry to full time MSc programmes in International Relations and International Political Economy

More information about the CAF Development Bank of Latin America Scholarship

Belize

Firoz and Najma Foundation Scholarship

One scholarship of £8,000 for a student from Belize or Uganda.

More information about the Firoz and Najma Foundation Scholarship

Benin

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

Bolivia

CAF Latin America Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £16,212 for entry to full time MSc programmes in International Relations and International Political Economy

More information about the CAF Development Bank of Latin America Scholarship

Botswana

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

Canon Collins Trust

The Canon Collins Trust provides scholarships to students from/in the countries of southern Africa who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in the UK. Both partial grants and full scholarships are awarded annually.

More information about the Canon Collins Trust

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

Brazil

Fundação Estudar

Fundação Estudar is a non-profit institution which offers a merit-based scholarship programme for Brazilian students. In addition to scholarships, the Foundation provides career development and networking programmes for its scholars, both during and after their academic experiences. The Foundation is happy to consider applications from Brazilian students intending to study for a taught masters degree at LSE.

More information can be found on the Fundação Estudar website.

Instituto Ling

Instituto Ling is a philanthropic association with the purpose of offering financial support to young Brazilians who demonstrate potential to transform the Brazilian society into a more evolved, just and progressive one  was founded in 1995 by the Ling family. Its mission is to contribute to Brazil´s social, economic, and cultural development, creating opportunities through investments in education.

Instituto Ling would be very happy to receive applications from prospective taught masters students at LSE.  Students must be brazilian, be able to show financial need and already have an offer of admission to an eligible programme. 

More information can be found on the Instituto Ling website.

Santander Scholarships

More information on Santander Scholarships

CAF Latin America Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £16,212 for entry to full time MSc programmes in International Relations and International Political Economy

More information about the CAF Development Bank of Latin America Scholarship

Brunei

Khattar Scholarships

One scholarship for a full time MSc programme in any subject, linked to the Saw Swee Hock South East Asia Centre.

More information on the Khattar Scholarships

Burkina Faso

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

Burma

Charles Wallace Burma Trust

Supplementary or topping up awards for citizens of Burma following postgraduate or research studies in the UK.

More information about the Charles Wallace Burma Trust

CV Starr Scholarship

There is one award of approximately £5,000 available for use on a taught masters programme.

More information about the CV Starr Scholarship

Burundi

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

Cambodia

CV Starr Scholarship

There is one award of approximately £5,000 available for use on a taught masters programme.

More information about the CV Starr Scholarship

Khattar Scholarships

One scholarship for a full time MSc programme in any subject, linked to the Saw Swee Hock South East Asia Centre.

More information on the Khattar Scholarships

Cameroon

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

Canada

BUTEX Scholarships for North American and Canadian students

BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) offers eight scholarships for undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada.

More information about the Butex Scholarships

Canadian Centennial Scholarships Fund

The Trustees of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) provide funds for awards to Canadian men and women for academic and artistic studies in the UK, that are exclusively for students who have already commenced their studies in the UK. The scholarships include The Mary LeMessurier award for the study of history and the Belle Shenkman award for the arts. Previous applicants may re-apply.

More information about the Canadian Centennial Scholarships Fund

London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC) Scholarship Programme

The LGAC awards Scholarships towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London. The LGAC is an association of Canadian former students who lived in the College's residences.

More information about the London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Programme

Loans

LSE is a registered institution for most types of Canadian student loans.

Please note, the Financial Support Office does NOT process student loans.

Loans for Canadian students

Cape Verde

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

Central African Republic

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

Chad

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

Chile

Santander Scholarships

More information on the Santander Scholarships

CONICYT

LSE contributes 20% of the total tuition fee liability for scholar who have been approved by funding by CONICYT under their standard award programme. CONICYT cover the remaining fee balance. CONICYT normally expect their awards to be repaid following graduation, however the LSE contribution is not repayable.

Applications for these awards should be made directly to CONICYT, following their established procedures. You must apply directly to LSE for a place on a programme of study at the same time. 

Applicants selected by CONICYT, who are also offered a place on a programme at LSE, will then automatically qualify for the 20% fee contribution. There are no subject restrictions from LSE's point of view, but CONICYT may operate such restrictions, and details should be checked with them before application.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the CONICYT website.

CAF Latin America Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £16,212 for entry to full time MSc programmes in International Relations and International Political Economy

More information about the CAF Development Bank of Latin America Scholarship

China

China Scholarship Council

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. The objective of the CSC is to provide financial assistance to Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad, and to foreign citizens wishing to study in China, in order to develop the educational, scientific and technological, and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between China and other countries.

More information about the China Scholarship Council

CV Starr Scholarship

There is one award of approximately £5,000 available for use on a taught masters programme.

More information about the CV Starr Scholarship

Henry Lester Trust

The Henry Lester Trust Limited, named after Henry Lester who spent most of his life in Shanghai and who died there in 1926, considers applications for a grant of up to £2,500 from those who meet the following conditions:

  1. Citizenship of the Peoples Republic of China.
  2. Studying at a United Kingdom university or research establishment at postgraduate level or higher.
  3. Studying or researching in the subject areas of architecture (to include civic planning, construction management, etc), medicine, computer development, and mechanical sciences.
  4. Formal written support of the applicants professor, head of department or similar senior person.
  5. The applicant will return to China.
  6. The knowledge and skill obtained will be for the benefit of the people of China.

There is currently no formal application form. All applications must be made in writing to the address below. Applications must include the formal written support of the applicants professor or head of department, full details of the course or area of research, a detailed CV, a calculation of the amount sought, and an indication of the intention to return to China in due course.

Mr A C Hamilton
65 Hazlewell Road
London, SW15 6UT
Tel: 020 8788 2039
Fax: 020 8780 2864

Laura Cha (Shi Mei Lun) Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £24,000 for a Chinese applicant to the LLM programme.

More information about the Laura Cha (Shi Mei Lun) Scholarship

Lee Family Scholarship

One scholarship of £15,000 for a student from Mainland China or Hong Kong applying to an MSc programme within the Department of Accounting, the Department of Economics or the Department of Finance.

More information about the Lee Family Scholarship

Lee Scholarships

One scholarship of £26,000 for an incoming student from China or Hong Kong applying to a one year, full time taught masters programme.

More information about the Lee Scholarships

Santander Scholarships

More information on Santander Scholarships

Sino-British Friendship Scholarship Scheme

This scheme is jointly funded by the Sir Y K Pao Foundation and the governments of the People's Republic of China and the UK. Applicants should be resident in China at the time of the application and plan to undertake postgraduate research studies in the UK in the fields of technology, science, medicine, economics or social sciences. Awards last for up to three years and include air fares.

For further information, contact the Cultural Section of the British Embassy in Beijing, or the British Council.

Woo Family Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £20,000 for Chinese applicants to a taught Masters programme in the Department of Geography, the Department of Government, the Department of International Relations or the Department of Sociology.

More information about the Woo Family Scholarship

Colombia

COLFUTURO

LSE contributes 20% of the total tuition fee liability (for up to a total of three years) for scholars selected by COLFUTURO under their standard loan-scholarship programme for one year taught master's and three year PhD programmes. .

Applications for these awards should be made directly to COLFUTURO. You must obtain an unconditional offer of admission to LSE before applying to COLFUTURO. All applicants selected by COLFUTURO will then qualify for the 20% fee contribution.

Students with COLFUTURO awards should forward a copy of their award letter to the Financial Support Office either before or after their arrival at the School to enable their top up award to be processed.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the COLFUTURO website.

Santander Scholarships

More information on the Santander Scholarships

CAF Latin America Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £16,212 for entry to full time MSc programmes in International Relations and International Political Economy

More information about the CAF Development Bank of Latin America Scholarship

Comoros Islands

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

OLAM International Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £39,840 for an applicant from Sub Saharan Africa with an offer of admission to an MSc programme in the Department of Economics or International Development.

More information on Olam International Graduate Scholarship

LSE Middle East Centre (MEC) Emirates Foundation Master's Scholarships

The LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Scholarship offers financial support for students from Arab states studying for a Master’s degree at LSE and who intend to focus their studies on the Middle East. 

More information on LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters Scholarship

Costa Rica

CAF Latin America Scholarship

One scholarship to the value of £16,212 for entry to full time MSc programmes in International Relations and International Political Economy

More information about the CAF Development Bank of Latin America Scholarship

Cote d'Ivoire

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

One scholarship of £25,000 for a taught Masters student from Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information about the Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

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