There are 100,000s of scholarships and financial support schemes available across Europe for international students who wish to study here.
Some schemes cover part of the tuition fees, some cover all of the tuition fees, as well as supporting living costs too. Competition can be strong, but it is well worth exploring your options.
Here are some of the main places to find European higher education scholarships and funding opportunities.
Scholarship opportunities per European country
Each country in Europe offers its own scholarship schemes. Visit the country profiles section of this website, to find out more about scholarship opportunities per country.
Erasmus scholarship opportunities
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
These scholarships cover the cost of participation in the programme, travel and provide a living allowance.
Erasmus+ Master’s degree loan
With an Erasmus+ Master’s degree loan, students can borrow up to €12,000 for a one-year Master’s degree programme or €18,000 for a two-year Master’s degree programme to study in one of the 33 countries fully participating in the European Union's (EU) Erasmus+ programme.
To be eligible, you must be a national of one of the 33 European countries fully participating in the Erasmus+ programme. You must follow the Master's programme in a different country from your country of residence and from where you studied your Bachelor's degree.
Participate in an Erasmus+ exchange
Through the Erasmus+ programme, international students can study in one of 33 European countries for between 3 and 12 months as part of their study programme.
Erasmus+ students do not have to pay tuition fees for their time abroad. Some students may also be eligible for a grant contributing to living costs and travel expenses.
There are also opportunities for students from Europe to study at partner higher education institutions in other parts of the world. To be eligible, you need to be studying at a higher education institution that is part of the Erasmus+ programme. Ask your university or find out more on the higher education in Europe page of this website.
Other ways to find a scholarship in Europe
Scholarshipportal is a database presenting over 1,000 scholarships available in Europe and beyond. Select your desired level of study, the country you're from and where you want to study to see scholarships that match your profile.
The EURAXESS website shares information about funding schemes across Europe for research posts, fellowships and doctoral studies. Discover the EURAXESS national portals for more detailed information about opportunities in each country.
As well as the schemes listed above, many universities, research institutes and higher education institutions offer their own scholarships and financial support. Browse their websites to see what is on offer.