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From enabling access to scholarships and grants, to providing information and advice about student finance and budgeting

This financial aid is available for:

- Applicants from Europe;
- Applicants from the United States, Canada and Australia;
- Applicants from developing countries.


Financial aid is granted on the basis of:
- Academic and professional merit
- Demonstrated efforts in personal fund-raising
- Demonstrated financial need

We recommend that applicants undertake their own fundraising efforts to increase their chances for enrollment at NIPAI. 


  • Start with your local (state) arts council. It is frequent that in many countries different  ministries offer scholarships, grants and various forms funding for their citizens to study abroad and bring international experience to their homeland.

  • Research non-governmental sources and foundations; they are also likely to give you financial support for education and professional development.

Tip: Funding is more likely to come in small amounts and from a number of sponsors, than from one sponsor.

  • Some students attending NIPAI are sponsored by their employers. Others obtain sponsorship from companies, government agencies or international organizations, educational foundations, etc. Some financial organizations offer loans at low interest rates to promising young professionals. Applicants are encouraged to investigate all possibilities available to them.

Charitable foundations are an often-untapped source of funding for postgraduate students.


  • Look in your local library at the Educational Grants Directory, Charities Digest, Grants Register and Directory of Grant Making Trusts.

  • Small awards are sometimes available to fund trips to conferences or archives or libraries, so keep your eye out for these.


Government funding for social work, medicine, dentistry, healthcare, and teaching.

  • Employer sponsorship or a part-time job.

  • If you work, your employer might sponsor you to take a part-time postgraduate course especially if the qualification will help you to progress at work.

  • You should ask your employer whether this is an option or whether you could take flexible study leave or flexible working arrangements.


Professional and Career Development Loans.

  • Professional and Career Development Loans from the government can be used for courses or training that help you with your career.


Graduate teaching and research assistants.

  • Some postgraduates students get jobs as graduate teaching or research assistants to help fund their courses. This can involve a lot of work – marking essays, giving lectures and taking seminars – and the pay is hourly. But it does enable postgraduates to get valuable teaching experience.

  • These jobs can be intensely sought after, so do fill in your application forms carefully with no spelling mistakes and explain how your experience equips you for the job.


Fundraising events organization

  • Organization of community events may serve as a source for raising some funds. It can be organization of charitable concerts, performances and shows open for public. By inviting your community to participate in your fundraising event, you are contribute not only to your own journey, but also to the community building in general.


Fundraising Platforms

  • Thanks to the social web, each of us has the unprecedented ability to reach audience worldwide for monetary support. Here are some of the best fundraising platforms and online crowds to help you grow professionally and bring some social good to your community and society: GoFundMe, INDIEGOGO, KickStarter, FUNDLY, JustGiving, HoneyFund.


Foreign students at NIPAI, who have not received any other scholarships and run into financial difficulties through no fault of their own, may apply for a matching funds emergency aid.

The amount and duration of the scholarship are based on the relevant situation of the applicant and the available funds. The award and amount of scholarships are decided by the International Office of NIPAI. It is a short-term and one-time funding, not a permanent scholarship.

Applicants must pursue their studies at NIPAI successfully and be financially needy. The scholarship is awarded once for a whole period of study.

If you want to apply it, please submit the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae

  2. Letter of recommendation from 2 or more reference

  3. Proof of your independent funding search (applications for scholarships/grants at other organizations, rejected applications, etc.)

  4. Proof of Income from the past three calendar months (e.g. contracts, as well as copies of bank statements showing financial situation)


Applicants must pursue their studies at NIPAI successfully and be financially needy. The scholarship is awarded once for a whole period of study. 

External Databases
In searching for funding outside of NIPAI, you may find one or more of the following helpful:

Opportunities don't come by their own. You create them. 

By doing, by making, by failing and failing again, you will then succeed, only by making efforts, fearlessly, you can achieve your goals. Only by asking you will get a response.

Pursue your dreams and you will be supported!

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