As a student navigating the complex terrain of academia, securing funding for your educational journey is one of the most crucial aspects. Scholarships can be invaluable in easing the financial burden and allowing you to focus on your studies and research. Recently, fellow students have approached me, curious about how to seek out scholarship information. Drawing from my experiences, I’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the realm of scholarship hunting.

  1. Tap into Academic Societies: Many academic societies offer memberships with newsletters and mailers containing valuable information about scholarships and funding opportunities. Whether it’s the American Geographical Union or the British Sociological Association, being a member can provide you with a direct line to scholarship updates.
  2. Engage with Professional Networks: Explore online forums and professional networks within your field. Platforms like Google Groups host discussions where scholars worldwide share information about scholarships, grants, and other funding options. Actively participating in these communities can expand your knowledge and network.
  3. Harness Conference Connections: Academic conferences aren’t just about presenting research but also fertile grounds for discovering funding opportunities. Attendees often exchange contact information and join mailing lists or online communities where scholarship information is circulated post-conference.
  4. Utilize University Resources: Don’t overlook the resources available within your university. Most institutions have dedicated job and funding pages where scholarships are advertised. Set up alerts for relevant keywords to ensure you’re promptly notified about new opportunities.
  5. Explore Professional Platforms: Websites like ResearchGate and LinkedIn aren’t just for networking; they’re also hubs for scholarship announcements. Follow relevant organizations and groups within your field to stay updated on the latest funding opportunities.
  6. Leverage Social Media: Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are invaluable tools for scholarship hunting. Professors and organizations often post about scholarships and grants on their profiles. Joining scholarship-related groups and utilizing hashtags can streamline your search.
  7. Visit Dedicated Scholarship Websites: Numerous websites are dedicated solely to aggregating scholarship opportunities worldwide. Bookmarking and regularly checking these sites can ensure you’re not missing any potential funding sources.
  8. Stay Informed Globally: Stay globally connected for scholarship updates. Follow scholars, universities, and organizations on social media. Engage in international forums and subscribe to newsletters from global academic bodies.
  9. Explore Country-Specific Scholarship Portals: Explore portals specific to your desired study destination. These platforms list scholarships tailored to each country’s educational system. Regularly check for new opportunities aligned with your field and eligibility.
  10. Attend Academic Workshops and Education Fairs: Attend workshops related to your field to learn about available funding. Education fairs provide direct interaction with universities and scholarship providers. Network, inquire, and establish connections to enhance your scholarship search.

Here are a few useful websites to kickstart your scholarship search:



PhD/Jobs Resources:

Specific to the UK:

  1. British Council Great Scholarship: Details
  2. Clarendon Scholarship: Details
  3. Gates Cambridge Scholarship: Details
  4. Bristol University Think Big Scholarships: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
  5. British Chevening Scholarships: Details
  6. Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships: Details
  7. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme: Details
  8. Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships: Details
  9. Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships: Details
  10. Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarships: Details
  11. University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships: Details
  12. University of West London International Ambassador Scholarships: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
  13. Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships: Details
  14. Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships: Details
  15. Developing Solutions Scholarships at the University of Nottingham: Details
  16. Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme: Official Scholarship Website, Weidenfeld Hoffman Trust Website
  17. UEA International Development Full Fees Scholarships: Details
  18. Reach Oxford Scholarships for Developing Country Students: Details
  19. Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence Scholarships at the University of Bath: Details
  20. Scholarships for MSc Development Economics at the University of Kent: Details

List of European Government Scholarships for International Students:

  • British Chevening Scholarships (UK)
  • Commonwealth Scholarships (UK)
  • DAAD Scholarships (Germany)
  • Holland Scholarship (Netherlands)
  • Swedish Institute (SI) Scholarships for Global Professionals (Sweden)
  • Eiffel Scholarships (France)
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarships (Europe)
  • Denmark Government Scholarships (Denmark)
  • Italian Government Scholarships (Italy)
  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships (Switzerland)
  • Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) (Netherlands)
  • Austrian Government Scholarship (Austria)
  • Finnish Government Scholarship (Finland)
    • Doctoral Scholarships: Details
    • Bachelor’s and Master’s Scholarships: Details
  • Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship (Hungary)

List of Scholarships in Norway:

  1. University of Stavanger Scholarships
  2. BI Norwegian Business School Scholarships
  3. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Scholarships
  4. University of Oslo Scholarships
  5. Nord University Postdoctoral Fellowship
  6. Oslo Metropolitan University Scholarships
  7. Norwegian University of Life Sciences Scholarships
  8. NORAM Scholarship
  9. Lakselaget Foundation Scholarship
  10. Leiv Eriksson mobility program
  11. Sons of Norway Student Residence Permit
  12. Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarships
  13. University of Bergen Scholarships
  14. Norwegian-Russian Scholarship Scheme
  15. Erasmus+ Program
  16. Norwegian-Russian Scholarships
  17. High North Fellowship Program

    In conclusion, seeking out scholarship opportunities requires proactive engagement with various channels. By tapping into academic societies, professional networks, conference connections, university resources, online platforms, and dedicated scholarship websites, you can significantly increase your chances of securing funding for your academic pursuits. Stay persistent, stay informed, and let the world of scholarships work in your favour.

    Note: The scholarship website URL may be updated recently. Please use the Google search tool to find the latest link if necessary. Thank you.