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External scholarships

There are many sources of financial aid for students wishing to study for a postgraduate degree. IBEI recommends that applicants look into all the options for financial support available before sending their application. Candidates should bear in mind that most of the institutions offering financial assistance to students have very tight deadlines, and they often close applications months before the formal beginning of the academic year 2017-2018.  

The information about scholarships, grants and loans offered below is not complete and is subject to change. 

Spain

The Fundación Rafael del Pino offers several founding programmes, such as the “becas de excelencia" to Spanish students with leadership skills who stand out thanks to their excellent labour.

More information on their website

MAEC / AECID offer institutional scholarships for the Master’s in International Development to officials and staff integrated into public systems of priority countries for Spanish Cooperation. Master's Degree of up to 60 ECTS credits inscribed in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles (RUCT) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain (presential or semi-presential) in thematic areas aligned with the priorities of the IV Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation 2013-2016 (Culture for Development, etc.)".

Dates: from 17th of April to 8th of May.

More information on their website or consult their program

Other countries

The Aga Kahn Foundation provides a number of scholarships for postgraduate studies every year to outstanding students from one of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada. 

More information on their website

The Swedish Board for Study Support (CSN) approves and sends out Swedish financial aid for studies, which includes both grants and loans to students of Sweden.

More information on the government website or the CSN webpage

The Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) grants scholarships to Mexican citizens to study postgraduate courses abroad. 

More information on their website

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) aims to encourage international relationships among higher education centres. The DAAD offers a wide range of programmes and scholarships to encourage and increase academic exchange between Germany and the rest of the world. 

More information on their website

IBEI's Master's in International Relations was approved as an eligible programme to apply for scholarships from the Danish Education Support Agency (for Danish students). 

More information on their website

The Ayacuch Foundation grants scholarships to Venezuelan students or professionals to carry out postgraduate courses in foreign countries. 

More information on their website

Norwegian students can apply for a Lanekassen grant to study a Master’s degree at IBEI. There are three elements: The first one is a grant to help with living expenses. The second one helps with tuition fees. The third element is the funding of the travel expenses. The amount awarded is dependent on things like the Master’s chosen by the student or the family income.

More information on their website

The British Leverhulme Trust offers grants for research and education. The Trust makes approximately 20 awards for postgraduate students (for a period of between 12 and 24 months) studying at an educational institution abroad, other than in the United Kingdom or the United States. 

More information on their website

The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit organisation that promotes international understanding through its humanitarian service programmes and educational and cultural exchange work. The Goodwill Scholarships are the Rotary Foundation's oldest and most widespread programme. Scholarships are granted to those wishing to study for a postgraduate degree. During their stay abroad, students take on the role of goodwill ambassadors in the host country. 

More information on their website

The Tan Kah Kee Foundation scholarships are open to citizens and permanent residents of Singapore who wish to study for full-time postgraduate degrees in any field. Applicants are assessed according to academic merit, exceptional personal character and bilingual ability. The scholarship is for 10,000 Singapore Dollars and is granted annually. 

More information on their website

Veterans of the US Armed Forces can choose from a range of programmes and services provided by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The “GI Bill” (the term used for the different educational programmes run by the Department of Veterans Affairs) offers benefits to veterans and soldiers who wish to study university degrees. Both the Master's in International Relations and the Master's in International Security are approved, eligible programmes. 

More information on their website