Simplify your scholarship search

Welcome to our QS World Merit Scholarships. Explore your funding options and discover new scholarship opportunities for your studies

"If your application is going to stand out among thousands more, it needs to be genuine and unique to you. Do not be afraid to dream big, but make sure you stay true to yourself."
Laurentiu-Doral
From Romania
"The QS scholarship made a huge difference in my decision to attend graduate school. If it wasn’t for that, I’m not sure that I’d have been able to pursue the master’s program. "
Camila Zarate
From Colombia
"My advice to all prospective students is to never give up. This may seem banal, but it is crucial to ignore all the rejections which you may receive. It is better to apply for a scholarship, rather than not to do so. "
Ekaterina Gostiukhina
From Russia

Useful resources

MBA leadership 2019 winner

We caught up with scholarship winner Krutika to find al about her plans and hear all about her tips for a successful scholarship application.

Academic excellence 2020 winner

Read Ekaterina’s interview about her scholarship win and how this helped her pursue her studies.

Graduate leadership 2020 winner

Take a look at this year’s winner Camila’s study plans and her application advice

Tuition Fees at the World’s Top Universities

Compare the tuition fees of the world’s top universities

LGBT Scholarships Around the World

Explore our list of worldwide scholarships for LGBT students.

How to Increase Your Credit Score as a Student

Unsure what a credit score is? Join the club! Read on as we explain the ins and outs of credit scores and how to improve your own.

Social Responsibility Winner 2022

We caught up with scholarship winner Illustrious about his passion for sustainability and how his scholarship win will help him pursue his career.

Undergraduate Winner 2022

Take a look at this year`s winner Riya`s study plans, how she started her own non-profit organisation and her tips for a successful scholarship application.

Academic Excellence Winner 2022

Read Abhishek`s interview to find out about his advice to students wanting to make a difference in society and hear his application advice.
Our favorite scholarships plus how to apply to them
One of the major things everyone considers when getting a master's degree is the cost of the program. While cost is something to consider, you should always be aware of the options available to you when funding your degree.
Our Favourite Scholarships

Frequently asked questions

What does QS World Merit Scholarships stand for?

We’re  QS, and we are the leading network for careers and education. Our mission is to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development. One of the ways we help is through our QS Scholarships platform. In 2020 this merged with the World Merit charity organization, and now offers joint scholarships. These are our QS World Merit (QS WM) Scholarships.

What is the difference between scholarships funded by an institution or by QS World Merit?

A scholarship by an institution is completely sponsored by them, therefore you must be applying for that institution to be eligible. You must be accepted to study there to win the scholarship. Further eligibility criteria and requirements vary by scholarship.

QS World Merit Scholarships are offered jointly between the World Merit charity organization and us at QS. You can be admitted to any institution on the appropriate study level to be considered. Take a look at the further eligibility criteria on the respective scholarship.

What does an exclusive scholarship mean?

An exclusive scholarship means that the scholarship is not advertised or available anywhere else but on our platform. To be eligible for these scholarships, you must attend one of our recruitment events (World Grad School Tour, World MBA Tour, Connect Masters, Connect MBA, STEM) as they are exclusively available for event attendees. Click here to register for an event for free.

What if a scholarship is not exclusive?

It means that the scholarship is advertised on other platforms and websites as well, and so are available to a wider audience. You don’t need to attend one of our events (World Grad School Tour, World MBA Tour, Connect Masters, Connect MBA, STEM, etc.) to apply (but we’d love to see you anyway).

Which scholarships are funded by QS World Merit?

QS WM Leadership Scholarship for MBA Studies $10.000 - Deadline 31st May 11:59pm BST

QS WM Community Scholarship for MBA Studies 2* $5.000 – Deadline 31st May 11:59pm BST

QS WM Social Responsibility Scholarship for Master`s Studies $10.000 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST

QS WM Academic Excellence Scholarship Master`s and PhD Studies $10.000 – Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST

QS WM Women`s Scholarship $5.000 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST

QS WM Undergraduate Scholarship for Bachelor`s Studies $5.000 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST