Asia Exchange Scholarships For Studying Abroad In Asian Universities, Spring 2017

Publish Date: Nov 02, 2016

Deadline: Nov 15, 2016

Scholarships For Studying Abroad In Asian Universities

Asia is by far the most populous continent in the world. Its economic, political and cultural importance is growing rapidly and the influence of Asia is only going to increase in the future. Studying abroad in Asia will provide you with more chances for success both at present and in the future.

Asia Exchange wishes to encourage students to study abroad in Asia. We award scholarships twice a year in value of up to 500 EUR for students from our target countries.

The target countries at the moment are

  • European countries
  • USA, Canada and Mexico
  • Australia

The student applying for the scholarship needs to be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education. The scholarship can be granted for one semester abroad.

The scholarship is to be used for studying abroad via Asia Exchange at one of our partner universities.

  • Bali, Indonesia: Udayana University
  • Bali, Indonesia, Warmadewa University
  • Lombok, Indonesia: Mataram University
  • Bangkok, Thailand: Kasetsart University
  • Bangkok, Thailand: Siam University
  • Phuket, Thailand: Prince of Songkla University
  • Guangzhou, China: Guangzhou University
  • Shanghai, China: Shanghai University
  • Seoul, South Korea: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia

A one page Statement of Purpose and a Transcript of Records are required as attachments to the application.

In your Statement of Purpose please answer the following questions:

  1. Why would it be academically beneficial for you to go on exchange in Asia?
  2. How could you encourage other students to study abroad in Asia in the future?

The person who receives the scholarship will commit to writing a blog during the study abroad semester and submitting a study abroad report after the program.

Remember that you may be eligible for scholarships and funding from your home university, government and various foundations supporting studying abroad, too. Read more about funding here.

There are multiple ways to fund your studies abroad. We’ve gathered a few tips and words of encouragement to this page.

A scholarship is an award of financial aid given to a student for the purpose of furthering the student’s education. Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria that usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award.

Should I even apply?

There is a lot of competition for a limited number of awards but it is worthwhile applying for the ones relevant to you. You should begin your research early on as some scholarships require you to apply even a year before your course starts.

Also, there are hundreds of scholarships available and a couple of days’ of work can potentially generate into a free study abroad semester. Many students think they don’t have a chance but the scholarship recipients are usually students who were willing to put the time and effort in the application.

Which scholarship?

If you wish to study abroad for a semester, it is recommended that you firstly approach the educational institution where you are enrolled in. Your home university or college will be able to tell you more about the scholarships they offer and how to apply. Your status as an exchange student is ‘free mover’ so please note that free movers might be entitled to different scholarships than students studying abroad through the universities’ own agreements and networks.

Where to look?

A number of governmental and non-governmental bodies, including educational charities, provide financial assistance to a range of students seeking education overseas. You can also approach commercial and industrial companies in the fields related to your specialization.

There might be scholarships, grants and student loans provided by your local government as well. Inquire about the different options from the Ministry of Education in your own country.

Asia Exchange is also partnering with which lets you reach out to your friends and relatives for help in gathering up a nest egg for your studies abroad.

Scholarship Resources

Below you can find a list of some possible sponsors and foundations who provide grants for studying abroad, as well as general directories and government funding sources. Find more sponsors by searching the web with related key words.


  • International Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Rotary International
  • International Scholarships
  • Study Abroad Funding


  • The Scholarship Portal
  • International Visegrad fund (Western Balkan)
  • European Funding Guide


  • OEAD – Österreichische Datenbank für Stipendien und Forschungsförderung


  • Scholarships Canada
  • International Scholarships Program
  • StudentAwards


  • Aarhus University
  • Anna Lind Foundation
  • International Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Legatfinder
  • The Northwest Danish Foundation
  • The Danish Industry Foundation
  • SU
  • University of Copenhagen


  • Tallinn University – Scholarship Information
  • Archimedes scholarship , Kristjan Jaak


  • BAföG
  • DAAD – Stipendiendatenbank
  • Studienförderung Auslandssemester
  • Hans Böckler
  • Heinrich Böll
  • Baden-Wurttemberg-Stipendium
  • Studienstiftung
  • Deutschlandstipendium
  • Deutsche Bildung AG
  • Anke-Reese-Stipendium für Begegnungen zwischen Deutschland und Asien
  • Stipendienlotse
  • Mystipendium


  • The Balassi Institute


  • Nuffic


  • Legathandboken
  • Legatsiden
  • Lånekassen


  • National Scholarship Program of the Slovak Republic


  • CSN
  • Global Grant
  • AllaStudier
  • Lycknis
  • Länsstyrelserna
  • Scandinavisk Stipendieinformation
  • Stipendieguiden
  • Stipendielistan
  • Studentum
  • Sveriges Ingenjörer


  • Stipendien für Auslandsstudien


  • British Council
  • Public Service
  • Scholarship Search’s database


  • Boren Awards for International Study
  • College Scholarships
  • Freeman-Asia
  • Gilman International Scholarship
  • IEFA
  • IIE – Study Abroad Funding
  • American Educational Guidance Center

If you know a good sponsor not listed here, feel free to suggest it to us!

Application for spring 2017 is now open and will close on November 15th, 2016. Students who are awarded the scholarship will be informed of the decision two weeks after the application deadline.

To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.

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