International Government Funded Scholarships

The IUA has partnered with a number Government Funded Scholarship schemes from around the world including but not limited to:


ANID-IUA Scholarship Programme: This joint programme between the IUA and the Agencia Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo provides a full fee waiver and a scholarship to Chilean students who have an offer to study a PhD in an IUA member university. Full details on the scholarships, the participating universities and information on how to find a supervisor are available on the linked page.


China Scholarship Council (CSC): CSC provides both funding for Chinese citizens and residents to study abroad, and for foreign students and scholars to study in China. The agency predominantly provides scholarships to individuals, including in batches allocated to specific foreign universities. Full details on the scholarship and participating universities is available.


For specific information on the Indonesian Scholarship scheme for the upskilling of academic staff to PhD level please see our guide for Indonesian PhD students and our tip sheet for identifying and approaching a PhD supervisor.

Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah Scholarship Scheme in Saudi Arabia: All IUA member universities participate in the King Abdullah Scholarship Scheme in Saudi Arabia. Further information can be found via the link above.