UN Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships [Fully-Funded]

UN Scholarships, Research Grants and Fellowships for International Students: 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 these scholarships are now open for 2023 academic year with varying deadlines depending on the programme.

Governments, UN agencies, educational institutions, 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: Higher institutions across the globe.

Scholarship Type: Full/Partial Scholarships.

Scholarship Worth:  Varies.

Number of Awards: Several.

Study Level: All study levels

Nationality:  All Nationalities

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2023 UN Scholarships, Grants, Other Programmes

Below are listed current United Nations scholarships, Grants and other programmes for the 2022/2023 application rounds. Select from the list of fully-funded scholarships available to apply.

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.

Eligibility Criteria for UN Scholarships

Conditions for applying vary depending on the scholarship programme. Candidates can find specific eligibility criteria by selecting the specific scholarship on the official website. However, the general conditions to qualify for the 2023 UN Scholarships and Research Grants for international students will include the following;

  • 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 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: No Longer Available

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  5. 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?

    • Hello, my name is Offiong Akon from Nigeria, and would like update on grant in eroupe, USA or Asia
      I have completed my high school and also have a diploma in bio- chemistry
      And would like to study public health or laboratory studies.

      • I want to pursue Bachelor of Social Work since I got an offer at one of the universities in the United Kingdom. However, l lack funding. May you please assist me with a full undergraduate scholarship for l am an international student

      • Hello Joyful, 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.

  6. 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.

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  8. 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

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    I have an offer from a UK University but I lack fund to pursue the postgraduate studies.
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