A postgraduate degree is necessary for proper career development in the competitive job market of today. Study at postgraduate level is expensive and it is impossible for most of the students at post graduate level to fund their studies without a scholarship or grant. There are thousands of programs run by different organizations worldwide that provide financial aid to students at postgraduate level. This article highlights some of these opportunities.
Royal Society Fellowships: The fund provides financial assistance to postgraduate research students who want to study in United Kingdom and carry on research in the field of natural sciences.
British Chevening Scholarships: This fund provides assistance to students joining a one year postgraduate course in the United Kingdom.
Australian Leadership Awards: This program offers financial assistance to students from the field of social and economic development and policy reform. Financial assistance for short-term fellowships in specialized fields of research or study are also provided under this scheme.
Beaney Scholarship: this programs offer scholarships to students majoring in Pathology from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Accenture Scholarship: The fund offers scholarships to students from the fields of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering studying at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS) awards scholarships to students joining a full-time study at a research degree in United Kingdom. The scholarship covers the difference between the home country and international rate of tuition fees.
In addition to the above programs there are lots of other popular scholarship programs such as the Medicus Student Exchange (Switzerland), The PPGA Family Member Scholarship for Horticulture, and the Asian Cultural Council for Liberal Arts and Humanities scholarship. You can search for information on all these programs by simply visiting their website.
Some developed countries also run scholarship programs to help students from developing countries gain higher education from reputable universities of the world. One of the most popular programs is the agreement between commonwealth countries whereby each country runs separate scholarship programs for the students from other common wealth countries. UK runs many programs that give opportunity to students from less developed common wealth countries to study at postgraduate level in prestigious universities of UK.
You will also find that many universities are offering discounts based on academic merit to postgraduate students. These discounts may not cover a large portion of your expenses but they are helpful in meeting your expenses of postgraduate study.