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United Nations Scholarships for International Students 2021; Updated

Scholarships for International students: The United Nations is a well organized intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. United Nations scholarships are offered to international students, by United Nations for study or research purposes. These are also called as financial aid and many times the financial aid office of the United Nations deals with it.



Below are the available scholarships for for least developed countries (LDC)

  • LDCs are given preference in grants to travel to attend the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meetings.
  • The University of California Berkeley Law School LDC Scholarship is available to eligible students admitted to its LL.M. professional track program
  • IPCC Scholarship Programme is available for young scientists from developing countries working on issues related to climate change. Students from LDCs and SIDS researching topics within the field of study indicated in the call for applications are given priority.
  • The Organization for Women for Science for Developing World (OWSD) has instituted a fellowship programme for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs, who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a Ph.D. outside their home countries.



  • UNESCO/Republic of Korea Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme offers 25 2-month scholarships for nationals of LDCs in the area of education
  • UNITAR provides fellowships for diplomatic training
  • Nationals of LDCs and other developing countries are given high priority for scholarships for the University of Barcelona´s Master of Laws in International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO LL.M.). Between 2008 and 2018, ten recipients were from LDCs: Afghanistan(1), Cambodia(1), Ethiopia (4), Uganda (2) and Tanzania (2). More information at IELPO Scholarship Programme
  • The UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme offers 20 fellowshipws per year for the benefit of developing countries, especially LDCs, for research on environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies and peaceful conflicts resolution. Between 2001 and 2015, 74 fellows from 26 LDCs received the award. More information at UNESCO Keizo Obuchi fellowships



  • The Government of Israel provides fellowships for the benefit of developing countries, especially the LDCs, within the framework of the UNESCO Fellowships Programme. Beneficiaries of these fellowships participate in a variety of training courses in Israel, conducted under the sponsorship of MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation. More information: UNESCO information page, Weitz Center for Development Studies
  • The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is a global community, bringing together a wide variety of security and incident response teams including product security teams from the government, commercial, and academic sectors. Its members have resolved a continuous stream of security-related attacks and incidents including handling security vulnerabilities affecting computer systems and networks throughout the world connected by the Internet. FIRST annually offers up to two teams from LDCs the ability to participate in the FIRST community. Teams from the following countries were admitted to the FIRST Fellowship Program: Bangladesh (2014), Uganda (2015), Tanzania (2015), Bangladesh (2016), Myanmar (2016). More information at FIRST Fellowship Program



  • The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Research Professors Programme provides institutions and research groups located in LDCs with the opportunity to establish long-term links with TWAS members to assist in research activities and advanced training and so help develop the local scientific capacities. TWAS is an international science academy, founded in 1983 in Trieste, Italy, by a group of scientists from the South under the leadership of the late Nobel laureate Abdus Salam of Pakistan. Within the framework of the programme, TWAS Members are appointed to institutions in LDCs for a period of five years, during which they visit the host institution three times for a minimum stay of one month each time. Programme details

Application Link: https://www.un.org/ldcportal/scholarships-travel-grants-and-research-related-financial-support/

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  1. I want master degree of biostatistics so please help me to get full scholarship, thanks

  2. I need to join this scholarship please.

  3. Am very interested

  4. Hello dear thank you very much for offering this golden opportunity for international developing countries students like me.
    My name is Tamiru Lankamo Baranga from Ethiopia. I’m 27years young male. I’m single.
    I’ve bachelor degree in applied biology and I’ve teachers pedagogical skill training certificate and I’m a biology teacher now. But I’ve great ambition to go further in education but I don’t have any financial accesses. Therefore when I see this golden opportunity, I’m greatly happy if you give a chance and if my application have an acceptance within I will be very happy and greatly interested. So I would like to apply for master degree in medical microbiology,environmental science or microbiology or any others related fields.
    Again thank you very much for your kindness!
    Let me give you my cellphone and please try to inform me through it
    Thank you very much

  5. I am very interested in this scholarship I will be very very happy if you offer to me this chance.

  6. I wish use this opportunity to appreciated my gland with this great scholarship I was graduated at one among Nigerian university which called Yusuf Marita Sule university Kano faculty of Humanities department history and international study my program BA international study I need your sister to get this great scholarship thanks.

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  8. Am searching for the scholarship

  9. Umar Mohammad Angula

    I’m Umar from Nigeria,can I apply?,if yes then help me with the website that I can access it through

  10. This is a very good initiative that of like to be part of. How do I get to apply?

  11. Bachelor of computer
    science degree
    And networking

  12. I want to persue my masters degree. How can I make it true.

  13. I am very interested to learn my Masters degree with this full scholarship. How can I apply ?

  14. Chidiuzo Christian

    How do I apply for the scholarship?

  15. Most. Maksuma Akter

    My name is Maksuma Akter. I completed my “Diploma In Midwifery” course from Dhaka Nursing College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.Now I want to do BSC in Midwifery from abroad with full scholarship.

  16. My name is Hiaw Haileslassie from Ethiopia.i am now working in EFDA . I want to help my people in controlling Irational drug use(IDU) and Anti microbial resistance which
    golobal public health problem specially for developing countries like mine which do not have treatment option left to discover new mrdicines. I want to study public health brcause Africa needs public treatment plat form ratherthan facility based solutions. so how can i do it?

  17. Uzoka Jerome uchechukwu

    I want to pursue my bsc in nursing I already have my RN how do I apply pls

  18. I need to apply masters in public health.

  19. I need to learn MBA

  20. i am interested please give me this chance

  21. I am intersted please give me thise chance

  22. Give chance for developing country like afirca special Ethiopia

  23. I want to apply Ph.D. In Geoinformation science

  24. I have BSc in animal science. I am interesting if I will get the chance what you give.

  25. I would like to apply for Bachelor degree .
    Am applying from south Sudan 🇸🇸

  26. I wish to pursue Bachelor in ECDE if available in this scholarship program.

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