There are merit-based and need-based scholarships for international students. Merit-based scholarship programs aim to develop future global leaders and provide a unique opportunity for continued networking and professional development globally. Some of the most prestigious scholarships are DAAD Scholarship (Germany), UK Chevening (UK), Swedish Institue Scholarship for Global Professionals (Sweden), MEXT Scholarship (Japan), Global Korea Scholarship (South Korea), and many more! Almost all of them cover all expenses, including tuition fees, monthly stipends, housing, travel costs, health insurance, and research allowances. Generally speaking, to be eligible for most global scholarships, applicants must be a citizen of one of the eligible countries and have outstanding academic performance and leadership experience.
Besides that, universities offer scholarships to students who wish to study there. Each year, the Gates Cambridge Foundation offers 70 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. It is only one example of a university-based scholarship out of thousands.
Need-based scholarships are also available to international students all over the world. Italian DSU Scholarship, for example, is a financial grant offered by European Union that enables international students to study for free at top universities in Italy. The scholarship covers tuition, living, and accommodation expenses. Along with the fact that applicants must satisfy degree and subject-specific entry requirements, they also must provide a Family Income Certificate.