Scholarship Opportunities abroad: Cyprus and Bhutan

December 16, 2019
  • Enrollment Management
  • International
  • International Education
  • international scholarships
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Diversify your international student population by capitalizing on scholarship opportunities for both international and study abroad students. This ongoing resource will from AACRAO will highlight opportunities by focusing on particular regions, now featuring Asia.  

The majority of countries in Asia do not provide scholarships to students seeking an education outside of those countries. Many more provide scholarships to foreign students seeking an education within those countries, and just as many provide scholarships for their own students wanting to study at a postsecondary institution within their country. As a result, most of the available scholarships for studying abroad are provided by agencies and foundations other than the government. 

Nevertheless, students in Asia looking for scholarships to study abroad can find a list here. And for a list of scholarships available to international students in general, students can look here.

Find previously published information on opportunities in other Asian and Gulf countries here.


Cyprus offers a scholarship through its Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation to citizens of both the Republic of Cyprus and citizens from member States of the European Union. The scholarship is available to undergraduate and master’s level students for full-time attendance in Cyprus or abroad. Undergraduate recipients of the scholarship receive €3,000 per year, and graduate recipients receive a total of €3,000 for postgraduate studies. For a list of scholarships in general and to apply for the Cyprus State Scholarship, students can visit the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation’s website. Find more information here


The Royal Government of Bhutan offers scholarships to high-achieving students wanting to study abroad through its Undergraduate Scholarship Programme. They provided 175 scholarships for the 2019 cycle, and the list of accepted fields of study and accepted countries can be found here, as well as the process and application requirements. General information about the scholarship can be found on the Department of Adult and Higher Education’s website. The Department of Adult and Higher Education within the Ministry of Education announces external scholarships on their website, as well. 

For another list of external scholarships for domestic study, students can visit the site for Bhutan Youth



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