Higher Education Scholarships for Armenian Students in/from Developing Countries

For students of Armenian origin. 


Higher education students, of Armenian origin, who are no more than 25 years old at the time of the application, enrolled in a recognized higher education institution and are experiencing financial hardship. 


The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation encourages students of Armenian origin in/from less developed countries (mainly Lebanon and other Middle East countries) to obtain higher education degrees in any field at a recognized university in their own country of residence or abroad. Up to 30 new scholarships will be provided per year for a maximum of three years. Each scholarship will be for a fixed sum of 4000 EUR. Degrees in the social sciences will be privileged in 2024.

This scholarship category is principally for undergraduate students. Up to five master’s students will also be considered.

Undergraduate students studying in Armenia do not qualify for this scholarship category.

Eligibility Conditions

  • Be of Armenian origin.
  • Be no more than 25 years old at the time of the application.
  • Have outstanding examination and/or school results.
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a higher education institution, duly recognized by the local national authorities.
  • Experiencing financial hardship. 
  • Candidates must declare to the Foundation if they receive other scholarships to obtain their degrees.

How to Apply 

  • We only accept online applications.
  • You need to register before applying.
  • Please read the “Requirements, Criteria and Conditions” document available in the documents section above before applying.
  •  Your application will only be valid after all the mandatory fields of the application form are complete and the mandatory documents are uploaded. 
  • At the end click on the “Submit” button. We strongly advise candidates not to wait until the last few days before applying.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any doubts about your application, please check our Frequently Asked Questions

Updated on 29 january 2024

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