Overseas Undergraduate Scholarships for High School Students in 2024

Overseas Undergraduate Scholarships for High School Students in 2024

Want to study undergraduate abroad using a scholarship? Let’s look at the scholarship opportunities that you can choose to make your dream of studying undergraduate abroad a reality!

Do you dream of continuing your undergraduate studies abroad? If yes, 2024 could be the start of your journey to make that dream come true! Currently, there are various scholarships available for outstanding high school graduates who wish to continue their undergraduate studies abroad. These scholarships come from various sources, including the Indonesian government, the government of the study destination country, private institutions, non-profit organizations, and scholarships held by foreign universities.

Come find out more about scholarship opportunities specifically for high school graduates who want to continue their studies abroad!

Undergraduate Scholarships Abroad:

S1 Scholarship from the State Government

1. Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho)

Every year, the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia opens Monbukagakusho scholarship opportunities for high school graduates who wish to continue their education at university level (S-1), College of Technology (D-3), or Specialized Training College (D-2) in Japan.

This scholarship covers: 

  • 100% tuition/education costs.
  • Economy class airline tickets PP Indonesia – Japan.
  • The monthly allowance is ¥117,000.
  • Without official ties.

General Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Bachelor level (Undergraduate).
  • The study period is 5 years, including 1 year of studying Japanese.
  • Requirements: High school graduate with a minimum National Examination score of at least 8.4.

2. Global Korea Scholarship (GKS)

Previously known as KGSP (Korea Global Scholarship Program), GKS is a full scholarship program administered by the South Korean government. This scholarship aims to provide financial support to international students who wish to pursue education at the D2 (Associate Degree), Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels at South Korean higher education institutions.

See also  Packing Tips for Studying Abroad

This GKS Scholarship covers: 

  • Roundtrip flight tickets from Indonesia to Korea.
  • Initial and monthly allowance.
  • Full tuition fees.
  • Reimbursement of costs for printing theses and dissertations.
  • Health insurance and additional grants.

General Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Adequate health.
  • Maximum age 25 years for S1, 40 years for S2 and S3.
  • GPA above 80%.

3. Turkish Government Scholarship (Türkiye)

For those who are interested in studying in Turkey, the Türkiye scholarship is organized by the Turkish government for international students so they can study at undergraduate, master’s or doctoral levels in Turkey. This scholarship is fully funded and covers the needs of international students while studying in Türkiye.

This scholarship covers:

  • University and major placement.
  • Tuition fee exemption.
  • Turkish language course for 1 year.
  • Accommodation and flight ticket support.
  • Health Insurance.
  • Monthly allowance: 1700 TL (S1), 2400 TL (Master), 3000 TL (PhD).

General Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Minimum GPA: 70% (S1), 75% (S2), 90% (Health Sciences).
  • Maximum age: 21 years (S1), 30 years (S2), 35 years (S3), 50 years (Research).

4. IFI D3/S1 French Scholarship

If you can speak French, this France Excellence scholarship is suitable for you. Even though it is partially funded, this scholarship should not be missed. This scholarship is organized by the French government to help international students pursue quality studies in France to obtain a Bachelor’s degree.

This scholarship covers: 

  • Student visa.
  • Round trip plane tickets.
  • Health Insurance.
  • CVEC (Contribution Vie Étudiante et de Campus).
  • Living allowance (860 €/month) and priority access to university dormitories.

General Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Maximum age 21 years.
  • There is no GPA requirement.
  • Must provide proof of French (DELF/DALF/TCF) and/or English (IELTS or TOEFL iBT) language skills.



5. Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program (Hungary)


This scholarship is a fully funded scholarship for Bachelor’s/Master’s/S3/non-degree programs provided by the Hungarian government. This scholarship covers tuition fees, monthly living allowance, accommodation and health insurance.


This scholarship covers:  

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly living costs are HUF 43,700/ around EUR 130 for undergraduate, master’s, one-tier master’s and non-degree program students.
  • Accommodation costs per month are HUF 40,000
  • Health Insurance (HUF 65,000 / approx. EUR 195 per year/person).


General Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Minimum age 18 years.
  • Applicants are not Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders.
  • Applications will be considered eligible only if the applicant is nominated by the responsible authority of the Sending Partner.

Undergraduate Scholarship from Overseas Campus

Apart from scholarships provided by the government, you can also take advantage of scholarship opportunities organized by international campuses. Most campuses provide partial scholarships, tuition fee reductions, or living allowances while studying at overseas campuses. Are you curious about which campuses have scholarship schemes for international undergraduate students? Here is the list:

1. The University of Western Australia (Australia)

The Global Excellence Scholarship is administered by The University of Western Australia (UWA) and provides financial support in the form of reduced tuition fees or discounts to undergraduate and postgraduate students who meet certain requirements. For undergraduate students, they can get a tuition fee reduction of up to AUD $48,000 for 4 years.

General Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Students are foreign citizens
  • Candidates must have received an offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at The University of Western Australia.
  • Candidates must have academic achievements equivalent to:
  • Minimum ATAR 85.00; or
  • Minimum WAM 65.00
  • If following an approved International Academic Pathway (Articulation Program), students must have a WAM equivalent of more than 75.00.
  • Potential awardees must be enrolled in an eligible undergraduate degree or Assured Pathway course. Some exceptions apply.

2. University of Sydney (Australia)

There are several scholarships that the University of Sydney offers to international students. The one with the greatest scope and benefits is the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship Scheme . This scholarship is in the form of tuition assistance up to a total of $40,000 AUD for the period of study.

General Scholarship Requirements: 

  • An international student.
  • Have applied for, but have not yet commenced a course-based bachelor’s or master’s degree registered at CRICOS, usually held on a University of Sydney campus.
  • Accept an unconditional offer of acceptance by the relevant closing date.

Scholarship Deadline: 

January 8, 2024, March 1, 2024, April 15, 2024, June 17, 2024

3. Macquarie University (Australia)

One of the interesting scholarships offered by Macquarie University for students from Indonesia is the ASEAN $10,000 Early Acceptance Scholarship . This scholarship provides financial support of AUD $10,000 per year for international students from ASEAN countries who will start studies in 2024 and 2025. The type of funding provided is reduced or discounted tuition fees. This scholarship is available for undergraduate and graduate students.

General Scholarship Requirements:

  • Citizens from countries in the ASEAN region.
  • Receive your Offer Letter and pay the initial fee before the Acceptance Deadline.

4. University of Sheffield (UK)

Sheffield University, England, is offering the International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship in 2024. This scholarship is provided to eligible international students and is worth £10,000.00 (approximately US$ 12,677). This selection process is competitive and uses academic achievement criteria.

General Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Your course of study must be scheduled to start at the University of Sheffield in autumn 2024.
  • You must accept an offer for a fully studied course at the University of Sheffield. All undergraduate courses are eligible except Medicine (A100/A101) and Dentistry (A200).
  • For the purpose of tuition fees, you must pay for it yourself and meet the requirements to pay overseas tuition fees.
  • You must not be a sponsored student.
  • You must enter an undergraduate course at the University of Sheffield in year 1 or year 2.

Scholarship Deadline:

May 13, 2024

5. University of Swansea (UK)

The University of Swansea, which is located in Wales, England, also opens scholarship opportunities to international students from various countries, including Indonesia. International Excellence Scholarships (Rest of the World scholarships  for undergraduate students. The scholarship is a tuition fee reduction of up to £6,000 (£4,000 awarded in Year 1 and £2,000 awarded in Year 2, subject to achieving an average of 70%).

 General Scholarship Requirements:

  • This scholarship is awarded to students who have excelled in academics or shown the potential to do so while studying at Swansea University.

6. University of Alberta (Canada)

If you dream of studying in Canada at a campus that has very comprehensive scholarships, you can consider studying at the University of Alberta. The campus has more than 400 scholarship opportunities. One of the interesting scholarships for students who want to study undergraduate is the International Student Scholarship . This scholarship is financial assistance in the form of a tuition fee discount of up to CAD$9,000 for 4 years.

Another scholarship opportunity that you should not miss from this campus is the International Entrance Leadership Scholarship. You can get a tuition fee reduction of up to CAD$5,000 when you enter college

General Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Are undergraduate students from countries outside Canada. Scholarship selection is based on academic achievement.

7. University College Dublin (Ireland)

University College Dublin (UCD) offers very attractive scholarships for international students on undergraduate study programs. Through the Global Excellence Scholarship program , you have the opportunity to get a 50% or 100% tuition fee discount. Please note that the scholarship is only open to self-funded candidates and is classified as non-EU for tuition fee purposes. Selection is carried out based on student achievement criteria.


  1. How can I apply for an undergraduate scholarship abroad in 2024?
  • You can start by looking for information about scholarships that suit your wishes and criteria. Then, follow the registration procedures determined by the scholarship organizer.

  1. What scholarship sources are available for high school graduates in Indonesia?
  • Scholarship sources include the Indonesian government, the government of the study destination country, private institutions, non-profit organizations, and foreign universities. Make sure to investigate each option carefully.

  1. What are the general requirements for getting an undergraduate scholarship abroad?
  • General requirements include good academic standing, a certain maximum age, nationality, and certain language skills. Each scholarship has specific requirements, so pay close attention.

  1. What scholarships are offered by other countries’ governments?
  • Indonesian government scholarships include various programs, such as the Japanese Government scholarship (Monbukagakusho), the Korean Global Scholarship (GKS), the Turkish Government Scholarship, and the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program.

  1. What is the difference between fully funded and partially funded scholarships?
  • Fully funded scholarships fully cover all educational, living and other costs, while partially funded only provides partial financial support.
  1. How can I prepare to apply for the Japanese Government scholarship (Monbukagakusho)?
  • Make sure you meet the requirements, including an average National Examination score of at least 8.4, and are ready to take part in a 5 year study period, including 1 year of studying Japanese.
  1. Is there an age limit for getting a Turkish Government Scholarship?
  • Yes, there is a maximum age limit, namely 21 years for Bachelor’s degrees, 30 years for Master’s degrees, 35 years for Doctoral degrees, and 50 years for research.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.