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Financial aid and alternative options for studying abroad for HSE students

The importance of an intercultural learning experience as part of a modern, high-quality education is increasingly being recognised, and therefore new opportunities for financial support have been appearing at various levels. 
The list below shows some of the opportunities available for funding international student mobility. Explore the information, do some further research (look at the websites of international universities, foreign government information, funds), talk to other students about existing opportunities that they know of, and you may discover other funding sources. We will be grateful if you share your findings, so that we can pass on the information within our HSE community to make the study abroad experience more affordable for HSE St. Petersburg students.

Please note that applications have strict deadlines, so early planning is essential.  Also, please pay attention to the quality of every piece of writing you submit. All your documents (motivation letters etc.) must be error-free, concise, neat, and clearly written.

Study in

Australia Hong Kong Switzerland
Canada Israel The Netherlands
Czech Republic Italy UK
Europe Korea USA
Finland Norway Austria
France Singapore Turkiye 
Germany Sweden  




Study in Australia

Study in Australia

The official website of the Government of Australia for students from Russia.The resource provides the ability to search for courses, universities and scholarships.

Hedley Bull scholarship

The Graduate Studies in International Affairs program offers up to four Hedley Bull Scholarships each year for full-time study in the Master of International Relations (Advanced) commencing in semester one.

Curtin University

Curtin University is offering merit scholarships within the faculties of Health Sciences, Curtin Business School, Science & Engineering, Humanities.

Study in Austria

Here you will find information about scholarship opportunities in Austria. Austrian universities provide various types of scholarships designed for international and Austrian students in different educational disciplines.

Study in Canada

Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

—  Canadian Scholarships Database 

Study in Czech Republic

Czech Republic Government Scholarships

Applications are invited for Czech Republic Government scholarships available for foreign university/college students or graduates and PhD candidates who wish to accomplish a study or research stay at one of the Czech Republic institutions of higher education.

Study in Europe

UniCredit & Universities Foundation

UniCredit & Universities Foundation is launching the 5th UniCredit Study-Abroad Exchange Programme. The competition offers 25 grants to undergraduate and master students to spend three to six months abroad at any university within the UniCredit perimeter.

Study in Finland

CIMO Fellowships for International Doctoral Students in Finland

Applications are invited for the CIMO fellowship programme available to students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields to pursue doctoral studies at a Finnish university.

Study in France

—  Grants & Scholarships by Embassy of France in Russia
This grant from the French Embassy in Russia provides support to Russian students with an aptitude for French and English, who wish to continue their masters studies in France.
—  Eiffel Scholarships

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship programs to support French centers of higher education in their international outreach initiatives to attract strong and committed foreign students interested in graduate and post-graduate (Ph.D.) education. 

—  Campus France Scholarship Database

CampusBourses delivers instant information on financial aid. From the bachelor to the postdoc levels, CampusBourses contains data on grant and scholarship programs of national and local governments, corporations, foundations, and institutions of higher education.

Study in Germany

—  The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The largest funding organization in the world to support the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding.

DAAD offers special options for alumni who received individual, long-term scholarship. Please register here.

Alumni of any German organisations, universities may register here. Organizations can register here.

St. Petersburg club for DAAD alumni founded in 2018, Contact of the club's president - Prof. Kononova, e-mail: daad.alumniclub.spb@gmail.com


—  The Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation

A foundation set-up by a German citizen. Every year the Foundation grants over 700 competitive research fellowships and awards primarily going to academics in the areas of natural sciences (mathematics included) and humanities. Scholars from all over the world come to Germany to work on research projects they have chosen with partners in Germany. 

—  Copernicus Scholarship

The scholarship supports Eastern European and Central Asian students in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

Each year the COPERNICUS fund gives 12 - 20 students from Eastern Europe and Central Asia the opportunity to study at 1 of 3 higher education institutions covered by the scholarship fund - for 1 semester, and then to do a 2-3-month internship (a mandatory element).

Students studying Law, any field of Economics, Political Science, Humanities, Social Sciences (e.g. Journalism, History, Sociology) are eligible.

COPERNICUS covers living expenses during the studies (accommodation, food, health insurance, enrolment fees, public transportation costs).

— Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLF) “Studienwerk” awards scholarships to foreign (and German) graduate and postgraduate students to study in Germany.

The RLF is a political educational organization and is affiliated with DIE LINKE (The Left Party). The main goal of the RLF is a contribution to democratization, social justice and solidarity.

— Scholarship Programme of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

FES addresses inequality in opportunities and supports students who actively work for freedom, justice and are committed to democracy, or have decided to do so in future.

— Hans Böckler Foundation

Hans Böckler Foundation supports research in labor-linked areas and helps students on behalf of Confederation of German Trade Unions (DJB). 

— Heinrich Böll Foundation

Heinrich Böll Foundation annually grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities and who pursue their degrees at universities, research universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’).

Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM Walter Hallstein Programme

As part of the scholarship, students in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus could go practice in social and legal structures and the management bodies of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and in the states of the European Union. Preference is given to students of political science, economics, law, and young professionals in the field of personnel management.

BAYHOST Scholarships

The Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Art annually funds scholarships for graduates from CEE (Central, Eastern and Southeastern European) countries.

University of Bremen

Department of Social Sciences of the University of Bremen invites Master's degree students with excellent marks in the field of political science, sociology, psychology, law, economics and mass communication study in their doctoral programs.

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management offers full-time Master’s degree programmes.

Study in Hong Kong

University of Lingnan

The University of Lingnan offers scholarships for students in the following areas: Social Sciences, culturology, economics, psychology, business administration, history, philosophy, translation, Chinese Studies and others.

Study in Israel

Israeli Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Applications are invited for Israeli Government Scholarships available for foreign students in Israel.

Study in Italy

Bocconi University

Bocconi University offers needs-based scholarships to international students enrolling in any Bachelor’s Program or Master of Science Program at the University

Study in Korea

— Korean Government Scholarship Programme

Korean Government Scholarship Programme provides international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea.

Study in the Netherlands

— Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC)

NUFFIC manages several scholarship programs representing several providers, e.g. Dutch government, the European Union, private scholarship providers. The funding is available for studies during a short period abroad or for studying at full-time degree programs.

— University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente scholarships support UT graduate candidates of excellence. These scholarships vary from government grants to funding by organizations or private persons. In addition, faculties and the University of Twente Scholarship Foundation offer a limited number of additional scholarships to outstanding students.

The University of Utrecht

The University of Utrecht offers scholarships for the best Master’s Degree students of universities from all over the world.

Orange Tulip Scholarship

Orange Tulip Scholarship program offers scholarships for talented students from Russia. The scholarships are available for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships

Maastricht University High Potential scholarships are made available by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund in order to encourage talented students from outside the EU/EEA to follow a Master’s programme at Maastricht University.

Radboud Scholarship Programme

The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a select number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master's degree programme at Radboud University.

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES)

The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) awards scholarships to exceptionally talented students from outside Europe to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.

Holland Scholarship

Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the Netherlands.

Study in Norway

Norwegian-Russian Scholarship Programme 

Each year, there are 30 scholarships available for Russian students interested in studying in Norway for a semester or two.

Study in Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University, the main technological educational institution in Singapore, invites students from all over the world to study on the technological and economic fields. 

Study in Sweden

— Sverker Aström Foundation

The Foundation supports Swedish-Russian cooperation. The fellowships are granted to individuals of 20 to 35 years old and are targeted at acquainting the student with practice in Sweden in fields such as Political Science, Law, Economics, Management etc.. The fields may also include Art, Music, Dance and Theatre.

Uppsala University

Scholarships are available for international students who are applying for a Master's programme.

Visby Programme

The programme provides PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within all fields of study.

Lund University Global Scholarship

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a selective, merit-based scholarship programme that recognizes top academic students from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who wish to apply for a Bachelor’s or Master’s Programme offered at Lund University. 

Study in Switzerland

— University of Lausanne Scholarship (Graduate/Master’s Programmes)

To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis.

Swiss Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers.

ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships

ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with scholarship programmes.

Graduate Institute in Geneva

The Institute offers disciplinary and interdisciplinary study programs for PhD, Master and dual-master degree.

Study in the UK

— British Council
Find information on British universities and colleges and their scholarship programs for international students.

Education UK
On the website, you can search through thousands of scholarships at UK schools, colleges and universities.

University of Oxford

Oxford offers a wide range of fully-funded scholarships which give the brightest candidates from around the world the opportunity to pursue graduate study. Scholarships cover the full academic range of Oxford’s graduate courses and are open to students of all nationalities.

Gates Cambridge

Scholarships are available to citizens of all countries outside the UK for a postgraduate degree in any subject at Cambridge.

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is inviting applications for Country-specific scholarships for Master’s degree students.

UWE Global Student Scholarships

The University of the West of England, Bristol offers more than £100,000 worth of scholarships for international students each year.

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University is awarding up to 46 dean scholarships for international students to pursue full-time taught postgraduate courses.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield is offering scholarships to students from Russia.

University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes.

University of South Wales

University of South is awarding chancellors international development scholarships worth £2,500.

Chevening Scholarships for Postgraduate Students

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations offer Chevening scholarships for master students. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree in any subject and at any UK University.

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust and University of Oxford are inviting applications for scholarships scheme and leadership programme.

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS)

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s degree programme at Leiden University.

Clarendon Fund Scholarships at University of Oxford

This unique scheme offers around 140 new, fully-funded scholarships each year to academically outstanding graduate students.

Study in Turkiye 

Türkiye Bursları

Türkiye Scholarships is a government-funded, competitive scholarship program, awarded to outstanding students and researchers to pursue full-time or short-term program at the top universities in Turkey. Apart from university education, it is aimed to provide students with the benefits of social, cultural and academic extra- curricular programs and activities while they are in Turkey.  

Study in the USA

— Fulbright Programme

Fulbright grants are awarded to foreign nationals (and US citizens) for educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate studies, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. 

 The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme provides 10- month non-degree academic studies and related professional experience in USA. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service in either public or private sector.

 Scholarships by US Colleges & Universities
On the site you can find list of scholarships in USA offered by US Colleges and Universities as well as scholarships granted by US government and institutions.

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations award grants, scholarships, and fellowships throughout the year.

Global UGRAD

Global UGrad Program provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world.

 YEAR Program

Year of Exchange in America for Russians. One year non-degree study for Russian students.



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