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EU Funding Organisations

Monday, 28 October 2013 20:51

External Funding Bodies - European Union

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study to EU students. Some offer full scholarships whilst other organisations offer smaller awards. Some awards are dedicated to a particular purpose or subject whilst others have more general eligibility criteria.

Below is a list of some organisations offering funding for postgraduate study. Universities are not involved in the selection and award of these scholarships and applications should be made directly to the funding body following the instructions on their website.

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowships Supports research in biomedicine. Provides a monthly maintenance stipend of 2,000 Euros and support to attend international scientific conferences.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers Postgraduate Research Scholarship For research in Mechanical Engineering. Provides a stipend of £6,500 per year.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers Whitworth Senior Scholarship Awards Awards to assist engineers who are intending to do research. Provides a stipend of £7,500 per year.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers Postgraduate Masters Scholarship For exceptional graduate students who wish to pursue further study in mechanical engineering. Provides a stipend of £6,500 per year.
Royal Aeronautical Society - Centennial Scholarships Postgraduate tuition fees to enable young people to undertake Master’s programmes such as Air Transport Management and Aerospace Vehicle Design.
Funds for Women Graduates - Foundation Grants Women graduates from UK and overseas, up to £4,000 towards the living expenses of one year's academic study or research.
Colt Foundation For research within the area of occupational and environmental health. Various bursaries to the value of £500. Postgraduate Scholarships – 9 annual Masters scholarships available in all subjects for study at any EU university
Dan David Prize Scholarships The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the fields of Past (history & memory), Present (combatting memory loss) or Future (artificial intelligence, the digital mind). Postgraduate Scholarships – 9 annual PhD scholarships to support PhD study in any subject at universities within the EU
Danish Education Support Agency - Scholarships for Study Abroad Funding for Danish students to complete whole study programmes at master’s level abroad.
Anglo-Danish Society For Danish students whose first degree is from a Danish university or college.
British Council - Entente Cordiale For French students, aged 35 or under, for a postgraduate course at a British University.
Patriciu Foundation For Romanian citizens who have been accepted into a program Master / Doctorate in a foreign university.
Musicians Benevolent Fund Several awards for postgraduate study for exceptional young musicians.
Google – Anita Borg Scholarship Female students with an excellent academic record, an award of €7000 or equivalent per year.
Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities For students with a disability studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field.
Gen Foundation For study and/or research in the field of biological, chemical, botanical, and food sciences; language, music, and art.
Wingate Scholarships Additional costs in the final year of a PhD/DPhil, e.g. additional fieldwork, dissemination or extension costs.


Scholarships are not just available for special interest groups or those studying in certain subject areas. Here's more information on scholarships for international students.