UN Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships 2023 [Fully-Funded]

Scholarships, research grants and UN scholarships for international students: Students from all over the world can simply easily fulfill their education and study their dreams through United Nations Scholarship packages and study grants. a number of scholarships are available and take applications throughout the year. Applications for these scholarships are now open for the 2023 academic year with different deadlines depending on the program.

Governments, UN agencies, educational institutions, private and other non-governmental organizations provide scholarships and funding for research to LDC nationals (scholarships for postgraduate studies, research capacity-building grants, travel grants to attend academic conferences, research funds to conduct research projects etc.):


Scholarship Sponsors: United Nations/Partners

Scholarships to be taken: Higher institutions around the world.

Scholarship Type: Full/Partial Scholarships.

Scholarship Worth: It varies.

Number of awards: Enough.

Level of education: All levels of study

Nationality: All nationalities


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2023 UN Scholarships, Grants, Other programs

Below are the current United Nations scholarships, grants and other programs for the 2022/2023 application rounds. Choose from the list of fully funded scholarships available for application.

Berkeley Law School LDC Scholarships

The University of California The Berkeley School of Law LDC Scholarship is available to eligible students admitted to the LL.M. professional track program. The award is a US$20,000 tuition credit and is available to students who are citizens and principal residents of one of the LDCs. It offers the opportunity to specialize in Business Law and obtain a Certificate in Business Law. The scholarship has been awarded to students from LDCs such as Haiti, Nepal, Liberia, Malawi, Bangladesh, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Myanmar.

The IPCC Fellowship Programme

The goal of the IPCC Fellowship Program is to build capacity for understanding and managing climate change in developing countries by providing opportunities for young scientists from developing countries to undertake studies that would not be possible without the Fund’s intervention.

OWSD Scholarship for female students from LDCs

With funds provided by the Swedish International Development Agency (SISA), the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) has established a scholarship program for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs, who wish to pursue postgraduate education that leads to a PhD in centers of excellence in developing countries, outside their own country.


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UNESCO/Republic of Korea Co-financed Scholarship Programme

According to the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Unesco and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the government of the Republic of Korea offers 25 scholarships of no more than two months each year. Aimed at strengthening human resources and building national capacities in LDCs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific regions, these fellowships enable candidates to conduct research work or participate in an educational program in the Republic of Korea.

UNITAR Fellowships for Diplomatic Training

The Multilateral Diplomacy Program offers scholarships to LDC nationals to participate in it e-learning COURSES. A small number of scholarships are available for each course and are awarded according to “experience and career relevance in the field of international diplomacy, relevant academic background and level of personal motivation”.

IELPO Scholarship Program

LDC nationals and others developing countries high priority is given for scholarships for the Master of Laws in International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO LL.M.) of the University of Barcelona. Between 2008 and 2018, ten recipients were from LDCs.

The Research Program of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

provides institutions and research groups located in LDCs with the opportunity to establish long-term links with TWAS members to help research activities and advanced training and thus help develop local scientific capacities. Under the programme, TWAS members are assigned 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.

Eligibility criteria for UN scholarships

Application requirements vary by scholarship program. Candidates can find specific eligibility criteria by selecting the specific scholarship on the official website. However, the general conditions to qualify for the 2023 UN Scholarships and Research Fellowships for International Students will include the following:

  • Applicants must be from eligible countries specific to their chosen scholarship program.
  • Applicants must have previous educational qualifications for their program of study
  • Good academic records will boost candidates’ chances of selection
  • Evidence of low financial ability may be required for some of the programs
  • Fluency in the program language will be required

Application Procedures

How to apply: To apply for UN scholarships and research grants, you need to check eligibility with any of the programs and then proceed to apply through the links provided for each of the scholarship programs.

Document requirements: You are expected to submit the following documents with your application.

  • academic certificates,
  • transcripts (if needed),
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Passport (for scholarship outside your country),
  • evidence of the financial situation,
  • as well as other documents that may be required.

Application deadline: Is no longer available

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