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Scholarships to Study in the Middle East

Feb 16, 2024
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Scholarships to Study Abroad in Israel

Feinberg Graduate School Fellowships

At the Weizmann Institute of Science's Feinberg Graduate School, full-time MSc, PhD, and Postdoctoral students are entitled to a fellowship. If you receive the fellowship, you are expected to devote all of your time to studies and scientific research.

ELIGIBILITY: These fellowships are open to enrolling students at Weizmann. Further eligibility varies depending on the fellowship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from a monthly allowance of 7,000 to 14,375 NIS depending on the fellowship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on the fellowship. Learn more by clicking the button below. 



Boren Scholarships

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to U.S. citizens planning an overseas program in one of the selected countries. (Israel is listed). Further eligibility varies depending on undergraduate Boren Scholars and graduate Boren Fellows.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from $8,000 to $25,000 USD depending on the program.

DEADLINE: January 24,2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET. for the Boren Fellowship program and January 31, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET. for the Boren Scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Fulbright Scholarships- Israel

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, in order to promote mutual understanding through direct engagement in the community.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students and young professionals who hold an excellent academic record, possess strong leadership skills, and have a high sense of social commitment. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipients will be awarded round trip international airfare, a monthly stipend, based on the cost of living in the host country, health insurance and assistance in the visa application process. Additional benefits depend on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: National Deadline: October 10th, 2023 at 5pm ET. Note at Campus Deadlines will precede the National Deadline. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Tel Aviv University International Scholarships

Tel Aviv University understands how important scholarships are to students who are trying to pursue higher education. Therefore, they provide numerous scholarships to help both domestic and international students receive the funding they need. 

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at TAU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship. 

AWARD: Recipient awards range from $500 USD to 50% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on the scholarship Learn more by clicking the button below.



Rothberg International School Scholarships

Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School offers students both a challenging yet rewarding academic environment and multiple financial aid opportunities to help them achieve their goals, no matter where in the world they come from.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to enrolling students at Rothberg. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from $1,000 USD to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on the scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below.



IDC Herzliya Scholarships

IDC Herzliya’s Raphael Recanati International School offers various internal and external scholarship opportunities to its students. The financial aid is awarded based on the candidate’s background and/or status in Israel.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at IDC Herzliya. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from small grants to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on the scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below.



The Abish-Frenkel Excellence in Biomedical Research Program, Molecular Drivers of Disease

The Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine is pleased to launch a new program that aims to train the next generation of scientific leaders, who will be at the forefront of biomedical research in Israel and the world. Participants will complete a doctorate in biomedical sciences in a direct-track program and will receive the highest-level training for integration in academic research or in the medical industry.

ELIGIBILITY: Excellent students that obtain a Bachelor's degree in life sciences, medicine, or related fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, or physics from recognized academic institutions. Admission to the doctorate track will be based on bachelor degree grades and a personal interview, which includes reading an article and presenting a research proposal.

AWARD: 100% tuition fee waver, funding for participation in research meetings in Israel and around the world.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2023. Learn more by clicking the button below.



The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program attracts high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States and Canada to do research at one of seven Israeli universities. Once they complete their research, many Zuckerman postdocs are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, weaving a network of academic collaboration and goodwill that will greatly benefit US-Israeli scientific cooperation. Five postdoctoral scholarships will be given out per participating university.

ELIGIBILITY: Postdoctoral candidates must be citizens of the United States or Canada or have a documented status that allows them to remain permanently in the US. Candidates must hold a PhD degree from a leading American or Canadian university, or if still studying for a PhD, must submit their PhD thesis before October 1, 2023. Postdoctoral candidates must obtain consent from a potential hosting supervisor at the Israeli university/universities to which they are applying.

AWARD: Postdoctoral scholars receive a scholarship of $63,000 per academic year for up to two years. Of this amount, $60,000 is provided by the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program ($8,400 for research and travel to professional conferences plus $51,600 for living expenses [$4,300 per month]). An additional $3,000 in research funds is directed to scholars through their supervisors at their Israeli universities.

DEADLINE: There are application periods in December, February and March.Learn more by clicking the button below.



Thanks to Scandinavia Scholarships

Thanks To Scandinavia provides scholarships for graduate level study to Scandinavian students who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and working to create positive change in our world. These scholarships honor the legacy of those who demonstrated courage, tolerance, and civility during WWII.

ELIGIBILITY: This scholarship is open to Scandinavian students. Further eligibility varies depending on the program.

AWARD: Recipients awards range from $2500 US to $12,000 depend on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on the scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below.



American Jewish League for Israel

Since 1957, the American Jewish League for Israel has supported a progressive, strong, economically viable State of Israel. Their mission is to foster Jewish spiritual and cultural values through the experience of living and studying in Israel and, at the same time, strengthen the ties that bind Jews in the United States to Jews in Israel. Any person, regardless of background or faith, is encouraged to apply, and 5-6 scholars will be selected each year.

ELIGIBILITY: Must be a cititzen of the United States, and currently accepted for credit at one of the 9 Israeli institutions of higher learning listed on the website (NOTE: they may also consider study at other qualified university and study programs).

AWARD: $4,000-$6,000 USD.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2024. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Scholarships to Study Abroad in Turkey

Bilkent University Scholarships

At Bilkent University, around 44% of the student body benefits from a variety of scholarships, none of which carry any future obligations on the part of the recipient.
International applicants who apply for financial assistance will be evaluated according to their high school grades and their national and international exam scores.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to domestic and international enrolling students at BU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from partial to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: Deadline information is not listed. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Erasmus+ Programs

Erasmus+ is the EU education and training program which enables students to study abroad. Through Erasmus+, university students have a chance to go to other European universities to study, thus contributing to their qualifications, experience, and understanding of different environments and cultures.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to students who are at least in their second year of higher education. Students home institution and the exchange institution must have an inter-institutional agreement for students to benefit from Erasmus+. Both institutions must also hold the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (if they are in Program countries). 

AWARD: Recipients will be awarded an Erasmus+ grant to go towards travel and subsistence costs. Awards will vary according to differences in living costs between the home country and the destination country.

DEADLINE: Applicants should contact the Erasmus+ Office of their home institution for submission deadlines. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Fulbright Scholarships- Turkey

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, in order to promote mutual understanding through direct engagement in the community.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students and young professionals who hold an excellent academic record, possess strong leadership skills, and have a high sense of social commitment. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipients will be awarded round trip international airfare, a monthly stipend, based on the cost of living in the host country, health insurance and assistance in the visa application process. Additional benefits depend on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies each year. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Boren Scholarships

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to U.S. citizens planning an overseas program in one of the selected countries. (Turkey is listed). Further eligibility varies depending on undergraduate Boren Scholars and graduate Boren Fellows.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from $8,000 to $25,000 USD depending on the program.

DEADLINE: January 24,2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET. for the Boren Fellowship program and January 31, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET. for the Boren Scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Türkiye Scholarship Programs

The Government of Turkey offers their various Türkiye Scholarship programs each year. These programs are designed for each level of study and provide different forms of support, ranging from full-time degrees to short-term specialized programs, as well as tailored and partnered programs for specific target groups.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from small grants to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on the scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Koç Üniversitesi Graduate Scholarships

Koç Üniversitesi's Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering offers a wide spectrum of financial aid and scholarship opportunities for graduate students. These scholarships are available to both domestic and international students.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at KU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from a monthly allowance of 1,500 TRY for Master's degree thesis students and 2,000 TRY for Ph.D. students, up to 100% tuition fee waivers + allowances depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on the scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below.



KHAS International Scholarships

KHAS International has an extensive scholarship program to support well-qualified international students in their studies at KHAS. These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, so high international or national examination scores and graduation grades are taken into consideration. 

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to students admitted into a Bachelors, Masters, PhD, or English Language program at KHAS.

AWARD: The program offers full, partial scholarships for international undergraduate and graduate students (up to %75). Learn more by clicking the button below.

DEADLINE: Students are automatically considered for these scholarships upon enrollment and contacted if deemed eligible. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Antalya Bilim University Scholarships

Antalya Bilim University wants to make sure that international students have the access to funding that they need in order to complete their studies. Therefore, they offer 4 different scholarship programs: Achievement Scholarships, Sports Scholarships, Disability Scholarships, and Extra Scholarships.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to newly enrolled students at ABU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from 50% to 75% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: Students should contact the International Student Office at ABU for deadline information. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Üsküdar University Scholarships

Üsküdar University is committed to making sure that no students are left out of the university experience due to financial problems. To help this issue, UU offers a number of scholarships to their hardworking undergraduate, associate degree and graduate students.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at UU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from 10% to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline information is not listed. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Sabancı University Graduate Scholarships

Sabancı University's Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences offers different financial aid and scholarship options for graduate students based on their qualifications, including the Full Scholarship, Project Scholarship, TÜBİTAK BİDEB Scholar Support, Tuition Fee Exemption and Prestigious Faculty Fellowships.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to admitted students at SU FENS. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: 100% tuition fee waivers + additional benefits depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline information is not listed. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Ozyegin University

Ozyegin University is committed to making sure that no students are left out of the university experience due to financial problems. To help this issue, OZU offers a number of scholarships to their hardworking undergraduate students.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at UU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from 10% to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline information is not listed. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Scholarships to Study Abroad in the United Arab Emirates

Curtin University- Dubai Scholarships

Curtin University- Dubai offers scholarships and financial aid bursaries as part of their commitment to rewarding academic excellence, supporting research, and enabling students from all backgrounds to realize their potential. These opportunities are available for both commencing and current Curtin Dubai undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility varies depending on the award.

AWARD: Students should contact the Future Students Center at CUD for award information.

DEADLINE: Students should contact the Future Students Center at CUD for deadline information. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Fulbright Scholarships- United Arab Emirates

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, in order to promote mutual understanding through direct engagement in the community.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students and young professionals who hold an excellent academic record, possess strong leadership skills, and have a high sense of social commitment. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipients will be awarded round trip international airfare, a monthly stipend, based on the cost of living in the host country, health insurance and assistance in the visa application process. Additional benefits depend on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies each year. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Boren Scholarships

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to U.S. citizens planning an overseas program in one of the selected countries. (UAE is listed). Further eligibility varies depending on undergraduate Boren Scholars and graduate Boren Fellows.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from $8,000 to $25,000 USD depending on the program.

DEADLINE: January 24,2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET. for the Boren Fellowship program and January 31, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET. for the Boren Scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Emirates Aviation University Scholarships

At Emirates Aviation University, they are happy to assist students in achieving their goals for a successful career in the aviation industry. Therefore, they offer various scholarships and tuition incentives for students from all over the world to help fund their studies at EAU.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at EAU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship. 

AWARD: Recipient awards range from 15% to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline information is not listed. Learn more by clicking the button below.



University of Dubai Scholarships

The University of Dubai offers a number of scholarship programs for their academically excellent students from all over the world. In addition, applicants who have completed their high school degree outside the borders of UAE are granted a partial scholarship of 4 free courses during their study at UD.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at UD. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from 10% to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline information is not listed. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Middlesex University- Dubai Scholarships

Middlesex University- Dubai is committed to making sure that deserving students have the funds that they need in order to pursue higher education. For this reason, they offer various scholarships for domestic and international students to complete a degree program at MU.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at MU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from 10% to 50% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on the scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Zayed University Scholarships

Zayed university offers three types of scholarship at the beginning of each academic year. Scholarship applications are reviewed by a scholarship committee appointed by the Vice-President on an annual basis. The types of scholarships are as follows: Undergraduate Merit Scholarships, Undergraduate Family Grants, and Undergraduate Tuition Fee Discounts for Students of ZU Employees. 

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at ZU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipients will be awarded either a 25% or a 50% tuition fee waiver depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline information is not listed. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Jumeira University Scholarships

Jumeira University understands how important scholarships are to students who wish to obtain a university degree. In order to ease financial strain, JU provides a number of scholarships to their hardworking and talented students each year.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at JU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from 10% to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: August and January of each year. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Canadian University Dubai Scholarships

At Canadian University- Dubai, they pride themselves on their commitment to providing quality Canadian education for all. They understand the importance of difference and diversity, and do not want financial limitations or special needs to get in the way of students' enrollment.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at CUD. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from 10% to 50% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: July and December of each year. Learn more by clicking the button below.



United Arab Emirates University Scholarships

United Arab Emirates University wants to bring in the best and brightest international students from around the globe, regardless of their financial backgrounds. In order to do this, they offer scholarships, fellowships, and graduate assistantships to their undergraduate and graduate students.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at UAEU. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipients awards range from 50% to 100% tuition fee waivers. Additional benefits depend on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: May, June, July, September, October, and November of each year. Learn more by clicking the button below.



American University Sharjah Scholarships

At American University Sharjah, they do their best to ensure that financial means do not become a hindrance for qualified students to get the best education they deserve. Students of all race, gender, religion, and national origin are encouraged to apply for financial grants and assistance at AUS.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to current and enrolling students at AUS. Further eligibility varies depending on the scholarship.

AWARD: Recipient awards range from 10% to 100% tuition fee waivers depending on the scholarship.

DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on the scholarship. Learn more by clicking the button below. 



INPEX Scholarships for Japanese students

The INPEX Scholarship Foundation promotes cultural exchange by awarding Japanese students scholarships to study in Indonesia, Australia, and the UAE.

ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships are open to Japanese nationals under 35 with a Bachelor's Degree from a prestigious Japanese university. Applicants must aim to study and research cultural, social, or natural sciences in Indonesia, Australia, or the UAE.

AWARD: Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of ¥150,000 and a one-time economy class air ticket from Japan.

DEADLINE: The application for the 2024 scholarship program is now closed. Learn more by clicking the button below.



Scholarships to Study Abroad in Iran


The Houtan Scholarship Foundation

The Houtan Foundation offers scholarship to students from all origins – Iranian and non-Iranian – who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran’s great culture, heritage, language and civilization.

ELIGIBILITY: The scholarship is open to students with a strong interest in Iranian culture who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate school, showing excellent academic performance, and demonstrating financial need.

AWARD: The recipient will be awarded $3500.

DEADLINE: June 1st of each year. Learn more by clicking the button below.