Get a European doctoral degree! Below is a list of top scholarship opportunities for aspiring doctorate students who want to obtain their degree in one of Europe’s top universities.

Top Doctoral Scholarships in Europe

Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Research Excellence at the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham offers the Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Research Excellence, a very competitive scholarship that recognizes and rewards outstanding international students who apply to study a full-time PhD at the University.

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship

The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enroll in their masters and PhD programs.

Italian Government Scholarships

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers the Italian Government Scholarships to foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad for the academic year 2020-2021.

The Felix Scholarship

The Felix Scholarship was founded to offer gifted underprivileged students from India and certain other developing countries the opportunity of furthering their postgraduate education by attending a university in the UK.

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The main goal of the program regarding the education policy is to support the internationalization of Hungarian higher education and its constant development.

Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women

The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide.

Heinrich Böll Scholarship in Germany

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards the Heinrich Böll Scholarship to international students who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany who wish to study a Masters or PhD Degree in Germany.

Lancaster University Research Scholarships

Lancaster University is offering 3 fully-funded Research Scholarships for PhD students starting their course in AY 2020/2021.

E4D Doctoral Scholarships at ETH Zurich

The Engineering for Development or E4D Doctoral Scholarships at ETH Zurich promote doctoral research for the benefit of underprivileged people in low-​income countries. It awards two doctoral scholarships per year.

Saïd Foundation Scholarship

The Saïd Foundation Scholarship has offered educational scholarships and training opportunities since 1984. The program aims to empower people through educational opportunities and to encourage the development of the Middle East.