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Funding and Fellowship Information Resources

The following resources have information regarding fellowships and funding for students wishing to continue their studies

Study Abroad : Pages 7-11 provide references to funding sources described in the text of this guide worldwide. The online version of this student guide is available on this site.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA): A comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information

Ford Foundation:Information including a grants database and guidelines for grant seekers

World Bank: Information on the World Bank Institute (WBI) Scholarships and Fellowships Programme.


UNESCO Fellowships

UNESCO Fellowship Bank Scheme
requires that all applications be channeled through the National Commission for UNESCO of a candidate's country. UNESCO cannot consider direct, individual requests for funding. Due to scarcity of funds, fellowship seekers are encouraged to seek other sources of funding.

The fields of study within UNESCO's areas of competence are those relating to Education, Natural Sciences, Social Science and Humanities, Culture, Communication, Information and Informatics.

Owing to the high cost of training, fellowship possibilities at UNESCO are scarce. Undergraduate students who wish to pursue studies in their own country cannot be beneficiaries of UNESCO fellowships. Furthermore, applicants must have exceptional merit, and have demonstrated that they possess outstanding potential to contribute to the social, cultural and/or economic development of their country to be considered for a UNESCO fellowship.

So far, requests far outstrip the funds available for fellowship activities. UNESCO is not a funding agency nor is it a research institute. Training is supported by UNESCO, in close co-operation with Member States, through a variety of modalities: consultations, surveys, exhibitions, films, videos, international and regional conferences, research grants, fellowships, study and travel grants, publications, documentation, and equipment. For more information, please contact the National Commission for UNESCO in your country.

Wishing you the very best in your search for funding.

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