Which are the best need and merit-based scholarships in Europe and Canada?

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Tejaswini Malik

Tejaswini Malik

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Although not all, most scholarship programs are merit-based, meaning recipients are selected based on their academic performance or other factors like leadership, athletic prowess, or creative talent. Since they target the brightest and most brilliant students, merit-based scholarships are sometimes called excellence.

British Chevening Scholarships (UK)
The UK government gives outstanding students from around the world who qualify for Chevening Scholarships these prestigious awards. Most Chevening Scholarships include:

  • Tuition costs
  • A living stipend at a specified rate (for one person).
  • A round-trip economy ticket to the UK.
  • Additional funds to pay for necessary expenses.

DAAD Scholarships with Relevance to Developing Countries (Germany)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships for postgraduate studies at German universities that are particularly relevant to develop nations.

Holland Scholarships
They wish to pursue a bachelor's or master's degree at one of the participating universities in Holland. You will get a scholarship worth €5,000 in the first year of your studies.

Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (Sweden)
The scholarship pays for living expenses, some travel awards, and insurance in addition to tuition.

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)
Eiffel scholarship recipients get a monthly stipend in addition to helping with things like travel costs, health insurance, and extracurricular activities. But unfortunately, the cost of tuition is not covered.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students (Switzerland)
The award pays for housing expenses, health insurance, and other expenses.

Only merit-based scholarships from Canada are given out, often for postgraduate study. Here are the top 7 fully funded scholarships available in Canada in 2022:

1. UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award
The scholarship can fund up to a maximum of 25,000 CAD.

2. University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship
Students pursuing a Master's degree can get a scholarship of up to 28,000 CAD for two years, while doctoral students can get up to 72,000 CAD.

3. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship covers a maximum value of up to 20,000 CAD.

4. Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Programme
This scholarship covers up to 10,000 CAD for 2 study terms and 15,000 CAD for 3 study terms.

5. University of Waterloo Scholarship
This scholarship can cover up to 10,000 CAD.

6. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
A student will be awarded a maximum of 50,000 CAD per year for three years.

7. University of Alberta Scholarship
A student will be entitled to a scholarship of up to 9,000 CAD annually.

Canadian and European universities are quite generous when granting scholarships to international students. Students who satisfy the eligibility criteria can get fully-funded scholarships to cover their tuition fees and expenses. 


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