Scholarships for Ethiopian Students and Study Abroad

Studying abroad can be an engaging as well as challenging experience at the same time. Many people seek to pursue a degree or non-degree outside their home countries to have the opportunity to live in a different environment with different people and different cultures. This can be an exciting experience, especially if they can achieve their academic goals with some help in funding or even for free. You, as an Ethiopian, can have that opportunity. Here are some scholarships that you can apply for if you wish you study abroad for free or have your tuition fees waived.

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  1. Orange Knowledge Programme

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is a scholarship programme developed by the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. This programme merges the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) and NICHE into a single integrated approach. The programme provides individual scholarships for professionals with an intention to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and organisations, both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the OKP partner countries.

Scholarships are available in two study options:

  • Short course (duration of 2 weeks to 12 months)
  • Master’s programmes (duration of 12-24 months)

You are considered eligible to apply for the scholarship if you meet the following criteria.

  • You must be a professional and national of -and working and living in one of the countries on the OKP partner country list (Ethiopia is one of them).
  • You must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information and commitments must be included in the statement.
  • You must not be an employee of an organisation that has its own means of staff development
  • You must have an official and valid passport
  • You must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time.
  • You must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable)

If you wish and are eligible to apply for the scholarship, you may register via the register form supplied by Dutch institution after you have chosen to apply for academic admission in one of the courses of IHE Delft. Not all courses are eligible for OKP fellowships. Those that are eligible will be marked ‘OKP’ on the Tuition & Fellowship page of the course’s website. An easy way to find out whether a short course or master’s programme is eligible for an OKP scholarship is by searching it in and use the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institution there.

You may need to prepare the supporting documents below before starting your application and to submit along with the online application to the Dutch institution.

  • A valid passport copy
  • A current statement from your employer
  • A government statement (depending on your country of employment
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The open application for this year starts on 1 February 2019. The closing date differs per institution. For more information about the closing date, please contact the institution directly.

Candidates whom have been nominated will be informed of the outcome of the selection by the Dutch institution.

For further information, visit the Study in Holland website. 

  1. UWE Bristol Faculty of Health and Applied Science (HAS) MSc Scholarship

The University of the West of England offers international scholarships for those wanting to pursue a master’s programme at the institution. One of the scholarship programmes is the Faculty of Health and Applied Science MSc Scholarship. The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee for one academic year in the master’s full-time programme. The eligible programmes for this scholarship are:

  • MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice
  • MRes Applied Sciences
  • MSc Biomedical Science
  • MSc Science Communication
  • MSc Environmental Health
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • MSc Occupational Psychology
  • MRes Social Sciences
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

For September 2019 or January 2020 intake, the scholarship will be granted to three individuals. If you wish to be one of them, you must meet the following eligibility criteria.

  • You must have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st or 2:1 in an undergraduate degree
  • You must hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language test result is the only condition
  • You must be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK Study
  • You must be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • You must not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • You must provide official transcripts at the time of application
  • Upon successful admission and when accepting the scholarship, you will need to prove that you satisfy the UKVI criteria in terms of being able to cover living costs and the remainder of the fee.
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If you are an eligible candidate, you may apply for the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences MSc scholarships online by selecting the ‘Apply for this course’ option on the web page for the selected MSc programme. Make sure you provide all the information required on the application form. You will need to upload a personal statement as you apply for the programme, which should cover the following points.

  • What potential you have for outstanding performance on the programme.
  • What potential you have to become an outstanding professional in your selected subject area, and how your work experience to date points to exceptional achievements in relation to interests outside formal education.
  • How you show potential for being an effective ambassador for UWE Bristol when you return to your home country.
  • How you show concern for other students on your programme, evidencing contribution of a kind that is likely to enrich their experiences and not just your own.

You should clearly write and save the document as “Personal Statement for the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences MSc (International) Scholarship” before uploading via your welcome portal.

Applications will be closed on 28 April 2019 for September 2019 intake. If your application is successful, you will be informed by 31 May 2019.

For more information about the institution, offered academic programmes and/or international student funding and scholarships, visit

  1. VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships in Belgium

VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and colleges in Flanders (Belgium) and the South looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges. The organisation awards scholarships to students and professionals from 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to study in Flanders as well as travel grants to Flemish/European students to do fieldwork/internships in one of the eligible countries.

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The scholarships for international master programmes (ICPs) will be awarded to those who meet the following requirements.

  • A national and resident of one of the 31 eligible countries (not necessarily the same country) – Ethiopia is one of them.
  • Under the age of 35 for an initial master and 40 for an advanced master.
  • Preferences are given to employed candidates in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, the social economy or NGOs, or who aim at a career in one of these sectors. This does not limit employees in the profit sector or newly graduated candidates to be eligible for submission.
  • Has never been enrolled in a master programme or equivalent or was never enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution.

Awardees of this scholarship will receive monthly allowance of € 1,150 and one-time payments for the duration of 1-2 years of study.

If you meet all the criteria, you may select and apply to one of the following master programmes.

  • One-year master’s programmes
  • Master of Human Settlements (KU Leuven)
  • Master of Development Evaluation and Management (University of Antwerp)
  • Master of Governance and Development (University of Antwerp)
  • Master of Globalization and Development (University of Antwerp)
  • Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (KU Leuven)
  • Two-year master’s programmes
  • Master of Science in Food Technology (KU Leuven)
  • Master of Aquaculture (IMAQUA) (Ghent University)
  • Master of Epidemiology (University of Antwerp)
  • Master of Agro and Environmental Nematology (Ghent University)
  • Master of Rural Development (Ghent University)
  • Master of Statistics (Hasselt University)
  • Master of Water Resources Engineering (KU Leuven)
  • Master of Sustainable Territorial Development (KU Leuven)
  • Master of Transportation Sciences and Road Safety in Low and Middle Income Countries (Hasselt University)
  • Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes) (Ghent University)

When you apply for the programme, be sure to mention whether you wish to apply for a scholarship. You will need to apply for both admission to the programme and for the scholarship itself on the university’s website.

Selected and waiting-list candidates will be contacted by e-mail as soon as possible after the selection, by mid-June at the latest.

For more details, visit

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