8 Scholarships From Top Ranking Universities For Data Science That Students Can Apply In 2019


Studying data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technologies in a foreign university might be an expensive affair. While there are a lot of sources available on the courses one can opt for in Data Science, it is hard to find detailed information about the scholarship for specialised courses. In this article, we list down top 8 scholarships that aspiring data science candidates can apply for in 2019. The article aims to list down scholarships available in top-ranking universities and should not be deemed as a comprehensive list.


1| Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute Scholarships, 2019

Level of Study: Master’s Degree (Data Science & Tech)

Country of Study:  China

Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) is a jointly established independent institution by the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and the Tsinghua University, China with the initiative of building a bridge across multiple disciplines, cultures ,academia and industry to provide a platform for international collaboration, fostering future entrepreneurs and leaders in the field of science and technology.

Funding Institution: Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

Expenses Covered: Up to 200 student scholarships are available. The scholarship includes tuition, Tuition fee for PhD Program: 40,000 CNY/Year

Tuition fee for Master’s Program: 33,000 CNY/ Year

Application Fee: 800 CNY

Medical Insurance: 600 CNY/year

Accommodation: Around 1,000 CNY/month for single rooms.

Eligibility: Those who are studying for a master’s degree in China must have a bachelor’s degree with good standing and be under the age of 35. Should not have availed any Chinese government scholarships or Tsinghua University.

Applications Deadline: 1st Round: Dec 15, 2018; 2nd Round: 8 March, 2019; Last Round: May 1, 2019

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2| University of Sydney: Data Science Scholarships, 2019

Level of Study: Master’s Degree (Data Science)

Country of Study: Australia

The University of Sydney, one of Australia’s premier university is offering scholarships for international students for 2019 intake to high performing candidates.

Funding Institution: University of Sydney

Expenses Covered: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Data Science. The scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduate of a quantitative degree program. A quantitative program includes Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, Economics and more. Applicants must have achieved a minimum distinction average (equivalent to 75 at the University of Sydney) in their UG studies.

Application deadline: 30 April 2019

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3| University of Adelaide Scholarships: Data Science & Software Eng.

Level of Study: Masters/ PhD Degree (Data Science)

Country of Study: Australia

The University of Adelaide offers Adelaide Scholarships International to highly talented overseas postgraduate students in areas of Data Science and Software Engineering. The University offers Graduate & PhD scholarships in these fields to support its ongoing broader research efforts.

Funding Institution: University of Adelaide, Australia

Expenses Covered: Course tuition fees for two years for a Master’s degree by research and three years for a Doctoral research degree and an annual living allowance ($26,288 in 2018 tax exempt) for two years for a Master’s degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree, plus conference and travel awards.

Eligibility: Candidates must have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First-Class Honours degree. International applicants must not hold any research qualifications.

Application deadline: 30 April 2019

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4| INSOFE Scholarships

Level of Study: Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics

Country of Study: India (Hyderabad/Bengaluru)

INSOFE offers scholarships for deserving students in its postgraduate programs which prepares the graduates for challenging data science and analytics roles. INSOFE also has collaboration with companies like are Microsoft, Philips, Deloitte in which most of the graduates do their internships.

Funding Institution: INSOFE

Expenses Covered: INSOFE recognises top performers and rewards them for demonstrating outstanding achievement at every phase of the program based on their performance at each phase of the program. The scholarships range from Rs. 25,000 to the entire program fee.

Eligibility: Admission is considered based upon qualifying the entrance test conducted by INSOFE.Final admission to the program will be based on their performance in the entrance test, prior academic background and work experience.

Application deadline: Upcoming Batch: Jan 2019 (Multiple Batches in Year)

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5| JAD JMS Scholarship MS Program in DS & Entrepreneurship 2019

Level of Study: Master’s program Data Science and Entrepreneurship (In association with Eindhoven Institute of tech & Tilburg University)

Country of Study: Netherlands

The JADS JMJ Scholarship is offered by the Sisters of the Society of Jesus Mary Joseph (JMJ) located in the Netherlands. This Scholarship is intended for international students from outside the EU/EEA area interested in pursuing Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship degree.

Funding Institution: JADS-JMJ

Expenses Covered: Students who are awarded the JADS JMJ Scholarship will receive a tuition fee waiver of €5000, – for the first academic year and €5000, – for the second academic year

Eligibility: The selection will be based on the student’s academic performance, motivation, and interview. It does not apply for the Pre-Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship.

Application deadline: 18th of May 2019

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6| ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships

Level of Study: Master in Data Science

Country of Study: Switzerland

The university supports exceptional students wishing to pursue a master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programmes — the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) and the Master Scholarship Programme (MSP).

Funding Institution: ETH Zurich

Expenses Covered: The Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester), including a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 6,000 per semester).

Eligibility: To be considered for the scholarship, you must apply for a master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich. The prerequisite is a very good result in their Bachelor’s (top 10% =grade A).

Application deadline: 15th December 2018 (Multiple Intakes)

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7| Justus & Louise van Effen Excellence Scholarships

Level of Study: Master of Science Computer Science (Track: Data Science & Technology)

Country of Study: Netherlands

The Delft University of Technology offers several excellence scholarship programs for international students, such as the Justus & Louise van Effen Scholarship. It aims to financially supporting excellent international MSc students wishing to study at TU Delft.

Funding Institution: TU Delft

Expenses Covered: Scholarships are available as 3 per faculty. The scholarship includes full tuition fees for the MSc programme and living expenses (€950 pm) for 2 years and one-time standard payment for travel expenses.

Eligibility: Applicants admitted must have a CGPA of 80 percent or higher of the scale maximum in their bachelor’s degree from an internationally renowned university.

Application deadline: 25th December 2018 (Multiple Intakes)

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8| Westminster Full Int. Scholarships (UK)

Level of Study: BSc Honors (Data Science & Analytics)

Country of Study: UK

Westminster Full International Scholarships are the University’s most competitive scholarships that are open to international students from developing countries who wish to pursue a full-time Undergraduate degree at the University.

Funding Institution: University of Westminster

Expenses Covered: Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Eligibility: Candidate must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University. Other criteria are academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

Application deadline:  31st May of 2019 (Multiple Intakes)

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Note: To get admission in foreign universities/Institutes mentioned above fulfilling English language eligibility through (TOEFL or IELTS) is must.

Other Few Scholarships To Look Out For:

  • University of Amsterdam Data Science Program: Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
  • TUM Munich, Data Science Masters: DAADS Scholarships
  • LMU Munich, Data Science Masters: DAADs Scholarships
  • Accenture Data Science Scholarship: Barcelona GSE Master’s Degree in Data Science.

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Martin F.R.
Martin Fredrick Raj worked as a Technology Journalist at Analytics India Magazine. He usually likes to write detail-oriented articles which are well-researched in articulated formats. Other than covering updates on analytics, artificial intelligence & data science, his interests also include covering politics, economics, finance, consumer electronics, global affairs and issues regarding public policy matters. When not writing any articles, he usually delves into reading biographies of successful entrepreneurs or experiments with his new culinary ideas.

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