UN Scholarships 2021, Grants and Fellowships for International Students [Fully-Funded]

UN Scholarships 2021, Research Grants and Fellowships: Students from around the globe may just easily fulfil their education and study dreams through the United Nations scholarship packages and study grants. A number of scholarships are available and receiving applications on the year round. Applications are open for the 2021/2022 academic year with varying deadlines depending on the scholarship programme. Select from the list of fully-funded scholarships available to apply.

Governments, UN agencies, educational institutions and private and other non-governmental organizations provide scholarships and funding for research to LDC nationals (scholarships for graduate degree programs, fellowships for capacity development of researchers, travel grants for participating in academic conferences, research funds for conducting research projects, etc.):

Scholarship Sponsor(s): United Nations/Collaborators

Scholarships to be taken at: Institutions across the globe.

Scholarship Type: Full/Partial Scholarships.

Scholarship level: All study levels

Slots: Several.

Scholarship Worth:  Varies.

Subject Eligibility: Academic programmes, training programmes, fellowships, etc.

Country/Candidate Eligibility:  International Students (Global eligibility)


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UN Scholarships 2021, Grants, Other Programmes

Below are listed current UN scholarships, Grants and other programmes for the 2021/2022 application rounds.

Berkeley Law School LDC Fellowships

The University of California Berkeley School of Law LDC Scholarship is available to eligible students admitted to its LL.M. professional track program. The award is a tuition credit of US$20,000, and it is available to students who are citizens and primary residents of one of the LDCs. It is offering the opportunity specialize in Business Law and earn a Business Law Certificate. Scholarship has been awarded to students from LDCs, including Haiti, Nepal, Liberia, Malawi, Bangladesh, Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Myanmar.

The IPCC Scholarship Programme

The aim of the IPCC Scholarship Programme is to build capacity in the understanding and management of climate change in developing countries by providing opportunities to young scientists from developing countries to undertake studies that would not be possible without the intervention of the Fund.

OWSD fellowship for female students from LDCs

With funds provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SISA), Organization for Women for Science for Developing World (OWSD) has instituted a fellowship programme for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs, who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a Ph.D at centres of excellence in the developing countries, outside their own country.


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UNESCO/Republic of Korea Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme

In line with the Memorandum of Understanding signed by UNESCO and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the Government of the Republic of Korea offers 25 fellowships of no more than two months’ duration each year. Aimed at enhancing human resources and national capacity-building in LDCs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Regions, these fellowships enable candidates to conduct research work or participate in a training course in the Republic of Korea.

UNITAR Fellowships for Diplomatic Training

The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme offers fellowships for nationals of LDCs to participate in its e-learning courses. A small number of fellowships are available for each course and are awarded according to “experience and career relevance in the international diplomacy sector, relevant academic background, and level of personal motivation”.

IELPO Scholarship Programme

Nationals of LDCs and other developing countries are given high priority for scholarships for the University of Barcelona´s Master of Laws in International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO LL.M.). Between 2008 and 2018, ten recipients were from LDCs.

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Research Programme

provides institutions and research groups located in LDCs with the opportunity to establish long-term links with TWAS members to assist in research activities and advanced training and so help develop the local scientific capacities. Within the framework of the programme, TWAS Members are appointed to institutions in LDCs for a period of five years, during which they visit the host institution three times for a minimum stay of one month each time.

General Eligibility Criteria

Conditions for the 2021 UN Scholarships and Research Grants for International Students vary depending on the scholarship programme. Candidates can find specific eligibility criteria by selecting the specific scholarship on the official website. General Conditions will however include;

  • Applicants must be from eligible countries specific to their chosen scholarship programme.
  • Applicants must have prior educational qualification for their intending programme of study
  • Good academic records will be a boost for candidates chance of selection
  • Evidence of low financial capacity may be required for some of the programmes
  • Fluency in the language of the programme will be required

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: To apply for the UN Scholarships 2021 and research grants, you need to check eligibility with any of the programmes and then proceed to apply through the links provided for each of the scholarship programmes.

Document Requirements: It is expected that you will provide the following documents with your application;

  • academic certificates,
  • transcripts (if necessary),
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Passport ( for scholarship outside you home country),
  • evidence of financial statement,
  • plus other documents as may be required.

Application Deadline: Varies

Visit the Official Website for Further Details.

Other Top Opportunities

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship for Developing Countries

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2021

Chevening Scholarships for International Students to Study in UK 2021/2022

Grant Programs for International Students in USA [Other Opportunities]

Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) 2021 (Fully-Funded by Korean Government)

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  1. Is there any grant opportunity for international students? Am studying bachelor os science in publi health with applied science in one of the universities in malawi but i am failing to finish due to financial problems. Is there any opportunity for me?

  2. I have completed my graduation under the Department of linguistics. I want to study LLM with fully funded scholarship in USA. Is this possible?

  3. Am Tumwesigye Moses from Uganda I would wish to study a Diploma in Clinical Medicine at UGANDA COLLEDGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES BWINDI but am totally un able am born in a humble poor polygoumus family so your positive reply will improve the status of Health in our Community.

  4. I need a scholarship in bachelor in accountancy thanks

  5. i want to study Msc in Geology and related courses

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  7. Hello! I’m Gadisa Duguma from Ethiopia. I need a fully funded scholarship to pursue PhD in Ecology and environment for I have MSc degree in Biology, and one peer reviewed research article published on reputable academic journal.
    Best Regards!!!

  8. Hello,I am from Bangladesh. I want to study CSE with scholarship. I need information and help.

  9. hello! I’m a Tourism professional. I have my MA from Dhaka University. Now want to have a higher study /diploma in Tourism . As a women travel worker if there any suitable chance.

  10. I am Martha Belachew from Ethiopia. I want to study Sociology postgraduate scholarship.

  11. Please suggest me about scholarship in medical science in UK……i’m from Bangladesh

  12. Md. Zahangir Alam

    Have any opportunity in online base free scholarship?

  13. Hello. My name is Yusuf from Egypt. I am waiting for this moment when I get a scholarship to study abroad. I too can speak English fluently, whether it is an American or British accent, and also I can speak French and German. I will be very grateful to you. If I get a scholarship to study abroad, thank you. My greetings

  14. I’m Alhassan Ishaaq, from Ghana West Africa. I need a SCHOLARSHIP to attend South African Wildlife College. I’m a Wildlife Activist and Anti-Poaching.

  15. Hello there, thanks for the opportunity. How can access like the full scholarship in Electricals and Electronics Engineering , for my interest points at that ……… Thanks

  16. i am very interested to study

  17. I am Mena Deda Dema from Ethiopia. I want to study Environment and climate change management Phd.

    • Hello Mena, please do visit the official website and follow the instructions provided to apply. Be sure you are eligible for the scholarship. Best regards

      • I am Davies MAZODZE a holder of Master of Education degree in gifted and talented education in the distinction category and would humbly wanted to do PhD in gifted and talented education

    • I am willing to study in abroad with fully funded scholarship .

  18. In very excited to apply

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  21. Is there any scholarships related to health programs

  22. Ugwuokpe Chikezie

    Good day.
    I sincerely appreciate studygreen for this platform.
    I have an offer from a UK University but I lack fund to pursue the postgraduate studies.
    Please, how can I possibly get a full or part scholarship that can help me pursue this MSc program?

    • Hello am Taban Moses, who is very interested in the scholarship you’ve issued on line. Am a South Sudan by Nationality, age 24

    • Am a Zambian and I want to pursue MSC in Agroforestry and Community Development at Makerere University in Uganda. Is there a scholarship that I can apply for under the UN scholarships?

  23. I am Mobaroque hossen,I want to study Germany University in English with Master’s program

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