Country based awards for Overseas students (R-Z)

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 (R-Z).

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

Russia

Santander Scholarships

More information on Santander Scholarships

Rwanda

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

Sao Tome and Principe

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

Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah Scholarship Programme (KASP)

A scholarship programme for citizens of Saudi Arabia. Contact the KASP Scholarship co-ordinator in Riyadh at: scholarship@nzembassy.org.sa

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 about the LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters Scholarship

Senegal

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

Seychelles

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

Sierra Leone

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

Singapore

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

Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarships

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has awarded scholarships since 1961. The objective of PSC scholarships is to enable the civil service to attract its fair share of talent.

More information about the Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarships

Santander Scholarships

More information on Santander Scholarships

Tan Kah Kee Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship

The Foundation has been awarding Postgraduate Scholarship since 1983. The scholarships are open to Singapore citizens and permanent residents who are pursuing full-time Master degree or PhD in any discipline, regardless of race or religion. Candidates are appraised on their academic achievements, outstanding personal character and bilingual capabilities. The scholarship will be awarded annually and is bond-free.

More information about the Tan Kah Kee Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship

Somalia

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

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 about the LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters 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

South Africa

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

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

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

South Sudan

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

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

Sudan

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

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 about the LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters Scholarship

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

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

Swaziland

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

Syria

The Jusoor and LSE Scholars at Risk Scholarship

The Jusoor and LSE Scholars at Risk Scholarship is for an applicant from Syria to study on any one year MSc programme at LSE.

More information about The Jusoor and LSE Scholars at Risk 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 about LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters Scholarship

Said Foundation

The Said Foundation is offering four scholarships for study at LSE. They are available to study a masters in any subject by applicants who are Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian or Syrian.

More information about the Said Foundation Scholarship

Sir Siegmund Warburg Scholarship

One full scholarship for study on the MSc in Human Rights. Applicants must be of Israeli or Palestinian nationality, and domiciled in either Israel, the Occupied Territories/Palestine, or Palestinian camps in Jordan, Lebanon or Syria.

More information about the Sir Siegmund Warburg Scholarship

Tanzania

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

Thailand

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

Togo

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

Trinidad and Tobago

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

Tunisia

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 about the LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters Scholarship

Uganda

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

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

More information on Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

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

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

Ukraine

WorldWideStudies Scholarships

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation is offering scholarships for Ukrainian students commencing a one or two year Master's degree at the world’s best universities. It provides grants up to US$50,000 , covering not more than 60% of the overall cost for Ukrainians until the age of 35 who want to pursue a Master’s Degree in: agricultural studies, environmental studies, law, public administration, alternative energies and aerospace engineering.

Applicants must demonstrate excellence, leadership, and a commitment to return to Ukraine to work for at least 5 years. Also, they must have been accepted by the university of their choice.

Students may apply online from December till May 15, each year. Further information on the scholarships and how to apply can be found on the World Wide Studies for Ukraine website.

United Arab Emirates

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 about the LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters Scholarship

Santander Scholarships

More information on the Santander Scholarships

Uruguay

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

USA

American Friends of LSE Scholarship

There is one scholarship covering tuition fees for those applying for a taught masters programme in any subject.

More information about American Friends of LSE Scholarship

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

Estate of Charles J Mauro Scholarship

There are three scholarships of £5,000 each available for use on a taught masters programme.

More information about the Estate of Charles J Mauro Scholarship

Fulbright Awards Programme

The Fulbright Commission provides scholarships to US citizens who wish to undertake postgraduate study at an educational institution in the UK.

More information about the Fulbright Awards Programme

Fulbright London School of Economics Postgraduate Award

The Fulbright Commission is offering one award to pursue a one-year Master's degree programme (or the first year of a Master's degree programme) in any discipline at LSE.

More information about the Fulbright LSE Postgrad Award

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Scholarship Programme

One of the largest and most competitive scholarship programs in the US, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship provides awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to six years of study to deserving low-income college seniors and recent college graduates (who graduated within the past five years).

More information about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Scholarship Programme

Loans

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

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

Loans for American students

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Commission. The scholarships are available to enable intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in the UK.

More information about Marshall Scholarships

Oram-Stott-Schlusche Scholarship

This scholarship is for a US student to pursue the MSc Regional & Urban Planning.

More information about the Oram-Stott-Schlusche Scholarship

Santander Scholarships

More information on Santander Scholarships

Spangenberg Family Foundation Scholarship 

One scholarship to cover tuition fees and potentially a contribution to maintenance costs for a taught masters programme.

More information about the Spangenberg Family Foundation Scholarship

Uzbekistan

ISTEDOD Foundation

ISTEDOD Foundation

Individual grants for young scientists, candidates and doctors of sciences to improve their pedagogic skills and do research for between 2 and 10 months at universities and scientific centres in a developed country.

Further information is available from Mr Bekhzod Umarov, at the ISTEDOD Foundation. Phone +998-71-132-6240
Fax +998-71-1326016

171 Almazar Street
Tashkent City
700003
UZBEKISTAN

Venezuela

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

Vietnam

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

Yemen

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

Zambia

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

The Beit Trust

The Beit Trust offers a small number of scholarships for postgraduate studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

More information about The Beit Trust

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

Zimbabwe

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

The Beit Trust

The Beit Trust offers a small number of scholarships for postgraduate studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

More information about The Beit 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

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