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Tourists pose with the Eiffel Tower in background at the Trocadero esplanade, in Paris. Source: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

European universities and governments offer many scholarships for Indian students. The DAAD Scholarships, for example, fund international students as they study, carry out research or learn German in Germany. Other scholarships also provide opportunities to pursue all levels of education on robust global campuses.

So will your thirst for knowledge take you to Paris, Amsterdam, or Berlin? Explore these European scholarships for Indian students to find out.

The DAAD Scholarships in Germany

Fully-funded by the German government, this scholarship is open to all Indian students looking to earn a postgraduate degree abroad. The DAAD, or the German Academic Exchange Service, currently supports the education of 100,000 German and international students. You can get more information at The DAAD Regional Office in New Delhi.

Charpak Master’s Scholarship in France

Indian students with an undergraduate qualification are welcome to apply for this scholarship, which provides funding for two years of Master’s studies. Scholars receive a tuition fee waiver of up to 5,000 euros and allowance of 700 euros every month, on top of study visa and Etudes en France fee waivers. You will also receive help finding affordable student accomodation in France.

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Tourists gather in front of Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate on August 4, 2020, amid the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Source: John MacDougall/AFP

The Orange Tulip Scholarship in the Netherlands

Ever dreamt of experiencing the land of tulips and windmills? Indian students can shoot their shot through the Orange Tulip Scholarship programme, coordinated by local universities in conjunction with Neso India. Participating universities include the University of Amsterdam, Radboud University, and the University of Groningen. While most are targeted at postgraduates, you may also find financial support for undergraduate courses at chosen universities.

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Soar to greater heights with DAAD scholarships. Source: Manjunath Kiran/AFP

Global Excellence Scholarships in Ireland

Heading to an Irish university? Here’s an opportunity for you to clinch funding through 100% or 50% tuition fee scholarships. Indian students are also eligible for the related V.V. Giri Global Excellence Scholarship, which focuses on postgraduate funding. Submissions for the 2021 session are now closed, but like the other programmes mentioned here, it opens to a new batch of hopefuls every year.

VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships in Belgium

International students and professionals from Africa, Asia, and Latin America can access a number of exchange opportunities to study and intern in Flanders. It is the Flemish region of Belgium, located just north of the capital city Brussels. Indian students can choose from 15 international master’s programmes, with 12 scholarships on offer for each.