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International Scholarship Programs for academic years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022

by Felix Omondi

Are you looking for an education scholarship? Here is a list of international scholarship programs for the academic year  2020/2021 and 2021/2022.

The year 2020 has been a challenging year for the vast majority of people across all stakeholders. The coronavirus has spread its sickening tentacles across virtually all industries. Just a handful of businesses – like those dealing in foodstuff, medical, and essential services supply, only a handful of businesses were able to maintain business as usual. Some even experiencing booming business like they never have before.

Unfortunately, the education sector is one of the industries hardest hit by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Learning as we traditionally knew it, came to a grinding stop across the world. As public health organizations advised the world’s governments to put up measures to minimize physical interactions with other people.

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The only semblance of education that was happening was online learning. Though commendable, it comes with its fair share of challenges. For instance, not all courses can be taught virtually as they need physical demonstration from the tutor to the students. Then there is the problem of the digital divide among the students. Some students come from regions that lack the necessary ICT infrastructure.

International Scholarship Programs

While it remains true that no cure or vaccine has yet to be released to the general public, there is still some silver lining. Most countries are either flattening the curve for infection rates or have significantly lowered the cases of reported new infections or death.

So there is a strong hope that next year, and going forward, things will go back to normal. And if you have been wishing to further your education, you will be glad to learn of the following international scholarship programs.


Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2021


This program has received over €13.6 million ($16.10 million) investment from the Government of Ireland. The program provides outstanding students with the opportunity to direct their research at the early-career stage, working with a supervisor in their chosen area of interest.

Eligible candidates must meet the following threshold qualifications:

First-class or upper second-class honors bachelor’s or the equivalent degree

Must not have two previous unsuccessful application to the program

If applying for a research master’s, the candidate must not currently hold, or have previously held, a Council scholarship

If applying for a doctoral degree, the candidate must not hold or have previously held any Council scholarship other than that which would have enabled them to obtain a research master’s degree.

For the full list of requirements for this scholarship program, follow this link.


International Scholarship Program at University of Toronto, Canada 2021/2022


The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships available at the University of Toronto give eligible students the opportunity to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The requirement a candidate must meet include:

Be a non-Canadian (an international student) who would require a study permit

Either be in your final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2020

Ready to start your studies at the University of Toronto this September. If you have already begun your post-secondary studies somewhere else, you are not eligible for this scholarship

More information can be found at this link.

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College of Engineering & Computer Science International Excellence Scholarships At ANU – Australia 2020


There are six international scholarship programs up for grabs at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

Must have received an offer of admission into a Graduate Diploma or Masters by coursework program offered at the institution.

Candidates must have International Student status as defined by the Australia Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.

More information can be found at this link.


International Early Payment Discount Scholarship at Anglia Ruskin University – UK 2020


The Anglia Ruskin University is now accepting applications for the International Early Payment Discount funding for the 2020/2021 academic year. Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:

Must hold their previous certificates of degree

Must demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency

Must have International Students status

More information can be found at this link.

Wrapping up

All the above international scholarship programs have application deadlines. If you are interested, you must apply before the given deadline dates. Information about each scholarship program’s deadlines can be found when you click the respectively provided links above.

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