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List of Fully-Funded Scholarships Worldwide Without IELTS or TOEFL

It is high time that we break the chains of IELTS and TOEFL and start applying to universities without having to worry about acing the language proficiency tests. Here, we have compiled a list of universities from all across the world that grant fully-funded scholarships to their students without requiring the scores of IELTS, TOEFL, or any other tests for that matter.

List of Eligible Countries where scholarships are offered without IELTS or TOEFL:

Some of the countries that are eligible for these scholarships are as follows:

Kazakhstan  China Tajikistan
Pakistan Azerbaijan Iran
Turkmenistan Canada Italy
Saudi Arabia Yemen Kenya
Bangladesh France Haiti 
Australia Algeria Russia
Malaysia Uganda Brazil
Columbia Spain Egypt
India Ethiopia Turkey
Germany Iraq America
Nigeria Indonesia Mexico
Sudan Mongolia Thailand and many more

Don’t worry if you do not find your country on the list. You can still apply to these scholarships as most of them are for international students from all nationalities. If there is a scholarship that is specifically for students from certain nationalities then, it will be mentioned along with it.

Can I Study Abroad Without taking IELTS or TOEFL?

Yes, you can. But you may want to check the details of the program you are interested in. if a university is accepting students without requiring the scores of IELTS or TOEFL, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require IELTS at all. Some programs may be exempted from this waiver.

Is it Possible to Study in Australia without IELTS?

Some of the best universities in Australia do not have a requirement of IELTS or TOEFL. This article lists those universities.

Can I get a Scholarship in Canada without IELTS?

Of course, you can. We are sharing numerous Canadian universities that do not have the requirement of IELTS or TOEFL from those students whose first language is not English. There are around six Canadian universities in that list which are also top-ranked.

What do I need to do in order to get admission without IELTS/TOEFL?

If you want to get admission to a foreign university without taking English Proficiency tests, you need to get a certificate from your previous institution. That certificate is called English Proficiency Certificate. 

This certificate is only granted if you have earned your previous degree in English, i.e. the classes of your previous programs were conducted using English as a primary medium of instruction. You won’t be able to get this certificate if that is not the case.

The universities listed below only grant admission based on these certificates. These certificates are fairly easier to get as compared to taking IELTS.

List of Scholarships without IELTS

#1 Australian Scholarships without IELTS:

Given below is a list of Australian Universities that give admission and scholarships without IELTS:

      • Swinburne University of Technology
      • The University of Southern Queensland
      • The University of South Australia
      • Bond University
      • Macquarie University
      • The University of New South Wales
      • The University of Adelaide
      • The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland offers admission only when you have finished your last program using English as a primary medium of instruction, or if you have worked in a place where English was broadly used and if you can prove it.

Macquarie University and the University of Adelaide offer their students conditional acceptance, asking them to take an English language program before the start of their term.

The Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Southern Queensland, and the Bond University of Australia accept students even if English was used as a secondary medium of instruction during the course of their last degree. 

#2 Canadian Scholarships without IELTS:

If you want to study in Canada without IELTS or TOEFL, you can go right ahead as many top-ranked universities in Canada do not have any such requirement. They do, however, have other methods in place which help them ensure that the international students will settle right in without facing language problems.

Some of these universities accept students based on the fact that they have attained their previous degree in English.

      • Concordia University
      • Brock University
      • University of Regina 
      • University of Winnipeg
      • Commemoration University
      • Carleton University

#3 British Scholarships without IELTS:

In the UK, you can get admission and scholarship without IELTS or TOEFL if you are applying to the same institution where you attained your first degree, or if your previous institution used English as their medium of instruction. Following are the universities that have this policy:

      • University of Bristol
      • Robert Gordon University
      • The University of Bolton
      • London Southbank University

International students from countries like Ghana, South Africa, or Nigeria are preferred in these institutions. The language policy in these universities varies from course to course. There are still some programs in these places that require the scores of IELTS to prove language proficiency.

#4 Norwegian scholarships without IELTS:

The University of Solo of Norway offers scholarships to South African students. But students from other countries will only be granted a scholarship if they present the scores of IELTS.

#5 German Scholarships without IELTS:

Germany, the country which is the go-to place for international students wanting to get a European education is also granting scholarships without IELTS. The universities in Germany accept students without asking them to take language proficiency tests if;

      • They have gotten their last degree from a place that used English as their primary medium of instruction. In that case, the students will be required to get a Language Proficiency Certificate from their last institution. 
      • They are native English speakers, i.e. English is their first language.

#6 Malaysian Scholarships without IELTS:

If you want to get an Asian educational experience, and do not want to go through the hassle of taking IELTS, you can go to Malaysia. It is a hotshot country among foreign students after Singapore and China. Most of the Malaysian educational institutions teach in English and do not require the scores of language proficiency tests.

Following are some of the Malaysian scholarships which you can apply to without taking IELTS/TOEFL:

      • Russell E. Train Fellowships
      • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKM Scholarship
      • UTS Global Ambassador Scholarship 

#7 Chinese Scholarships without IELTS:

For students wanting to get a research-based higher education, China is the place for them. Chinese professors are present in a number of countries in the world. The CSC scholarship by the Chinese government is a fully-funded scholarship that doesn’t require the scores of IELTS. Many other universities in China do not have any such requirements either. But, a few of the top-ranked institutions have this requirement.

Around 279 universities in China are offering scholarships to international students under the CSC program. Most of these grant acceptance and admission without language proficiency test scores. You can check out these universities from the CSC scholarship website.

#8 Taiwanese Scholarships without IELTS:

The universities in Taiwan are offering fully-funded scholarships to international students without IELTS despite using English as a medium of instruction. This is a huge chance for all the international students who want to pursue a master’s or Ph.D. from Taiwan.

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Yousaf Saeed

Yousaf holds a PhD in Engineering and he is 3 times winner of a fully-funded scholarship. It is his passion to write on education-related topics. He is a popular educationist, scholarship mentor, and well-known personality on social media. His passion is to write on academic research, educational tutorials and opportunities that students can benefit from.

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