Priyanka Gupta of has compiled a list of the top scholarships for 2014 for the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the European Union, including many renowned scholarships and fellowships available in the prominent countries of the world. Some of them are open for international students and some for developing countries. The list comprises of partial/fully funded scholarships endowed by governments and private foundations and universities. This is the first part of a two-part series which will conclude next week.

Applications for all listed scholarships are open. Grasp the opportunity and don’t wait until the deadlines. You are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Explore the listing below to get the best scholarships for 2014:

VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships: VINNOVA, co-financed by the European Union through the Marie Curie Action is offering up to 100 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships for financing the research project. This call targets internationally experienced researchers (more than ten years’ full-time equivalent research experience) who are working outside Sweden. The programme offers a planning grant to fund half the salary of the researcher (project leader) for the duration of the project. Additional relevant and justifiable costs relating to mobility will also be covered by these grants.

Deadline: March 14, 2014

Orange Tulip Scholarship Brazil: In 2013, Nuffic Neso Brazil launched Orange Tulip Scholarship Brazil. The scholarship program is open to the Brazilian students at the participative universities in Netherlands. The OTS focuses qualify students for excellence which have good academic performance. Full scholarships or partial on the value of Tuition Fee (tuition) of Masters or MBA program are awarded.

Deadline: March 24th 2014

Cox MBA ScholarshipsSMU Cox School of Business annually awards merit scholarships to US and international students for MBA programme. Awards are ranging from 10-100% of tuition and fees for the entire two-year period, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The performance on the GMAT scores will also be included at the time of funding the scholarship. Females are strongly encouraged to apply for these MBA scholarships.

Deadline: The final deadline for scholarship consideration for Fall 2014 is March 5, 2014.

VIB International PhD Program: The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) is offering 8 PhD scholarships in life sciences. Selected candidates for the VIB International PhD Program will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €25.000 and are expected to start in October 2014. Scholarship is available to all non-Belgians, currently not living in Belgium.

Deadline: 15th February 2014

Finnish Government Scholarship Pool Programme: Each year, Finnish Government awards scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities or public research institutes. Scholarship is open to young researchers from Australia, China, Cuba, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Ukraine and from all academic fields. The scholarships will provide a monthly allowance of EUR 1200.

Deadline: 14th February, 2014

Icelandic Government Scholarships: Each year the government of Iceland funds scholarships for foreign students to pursue language program at University of Iceland. Approximately 15 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2014 to April 30th 2015. Scholarships are intended for Icelandic Studies. The students read both old and modern literature and learn about the history of Iceland from settlement to modern times. Additionally, students are introduced to translations. Preference will be given to a candidate under 35 years of age.

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS): Leiden University offers Excellence Scholarship programme for excellent students from all nationalities. Scholarships are awarded for all MA, MSc and LL.M programmes for Non-EU/EEA students and for master’s of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy for all nationalities students. Scholarship is available for those students who are enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting February 2014 or September 2014.

Deadline: 1 February 2014 for September 2014 intake.

DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programs (GSSP)DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) annually fund Graduate School Scholarship Programs (GSSP) for international students to pursue doctoral degree at German universities. Selected doctoral programs receive a commitment for a total of four DAAD PhD Scholarships (two in 2015 and two in 2016). Each DAAD PhD course is awarded up to three years but in the case of PhD students from developing and emerging countries, scholarships are awarded up to four-year.

Deadline: 20th January 2014

Check back next week for Part 2 of these scholarship listings!

(Listings courtesy of Priyanka Gupta of