Financing your studies has never been easy, often international and local students feel the same pressures no matter where they are located on the planet. Popular solutions range from study grants, scholarships, fellowships and bursaries. FirstStep.me has put together a breakdown of various student financial aid solutions from around the planet! - Wishing you all the best with your studies, the FirstStep.me team!
 
New Zealand
 
Check out New Zealand Education for their breakdown of University Scholarships.
 
Universities New Zealand has a full list of scholarships for the NZL region.

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has a full overview of various scholarships designed for studying in the region.
 
StudyLink is setup by the New Zealand Ministry for Social Development. Servicing student allowances and loans for locals and permanent residents in NZL.
 
Also check out Careers New Zealand for various student funding options.
 
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA): The set-up that makes sure New Zealand’s qualifications are accredited accordingly. They also have a scholarship platform which caters for a number of different study areas.   

AUT (Auckland University of Technology) provides a breakdown of student aid available for studying at the institution.
 
The University of Canterbury has one of the better set up scholarship pages for individuals looking for financial support to study at their institution.


Argentina
 
The Ministerio de Educación, provides information on scholarships available in Argentina.


Australia
 
Study in Australia, is a fantastic website which has a full brief of where to study in Australia along with a complete scholarship breakdown for this region.

The Australian Government's Department of Education and Training has more about the subject of financing studies.
 
Study Assist is an Australian Government set-up to help with student finance.

Study Overseas is a platform by the Australian Government to assist students with studying abroad. They also have a funding section to assist with student expenses.
 
Country Education Foundation of Australia: a non profit organisation assisting rural communities in Australia gaining access to education. Their financial assistance page is full of options for young Australians from this particular sector.    

The Australian Government's Endeavour platform is worth looking into in terms of grants and fellowships as it bridges careers and education routes between Australia and the rest of the world.
 
Propel, a Western Australia set-up to promote the forward motion of the Arts industry, their funding breakdown is very broad catering for every part of the industry.
 
Australian Council for the Arts: support structure by the Australian Government for the Arts industry, which includes Grant offerings.
 
Government of Western Australia – Department of Culture and the Arts is geared to assist the development of the Arts sector in this region, their website includes a very lucid funding section.


Canada
 
ScholarshipsCanada: A Scholarship search engine portal for Canada.
 
yconic and Fund Your Future provide platforms for Canadian students to engage with finance to support their studies!

The Government of Canada has set up a platform called the International Scholarships Program.


Europe
 
The European Commission has set up an Education and Training section which covers scholarships and grants available in the region.
 
Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has a number of offerings in terms of scholarships and grants for students. Covering both Swiss and foreign students.
 
The Danida Fellowship Centre is a Danish set-up focused on fellowships in sustaining development through research and learning.
 
Check out Education Ireland for Scholarship options in Ireland.
 
DAAD the Germany based set-up is one of the largest student funding units in the world. Providing a platform for international exchange for both students and scholars.   
 
Nuffic provides financial options to study in Holland/Netherlands!
 
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA): Is the agency responsible for certain programs under the operation of the EU. This includes the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), Erasmus Mundus, Tempus Programme and more.
 
Erasmus Mundus Action 2 South Africa (ema2sa): really easy to use website showcasing the programme focused on South Africa!  
 
Study in Norway is a great website set-up to provide studying opportunities in Norway. Focussed more on international students looking at opportunities in Norway this is a thoroughly well put together site! They also have a very good outline on financing your studies in Norway through various funding and scholarship options.  


Africa
 
The University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg has scholarship options available for international students wanting to study at the South African based university.
 
Africa Educational Trust: Focus on educating Africa’s youth that are in need of both social and academic support!
 
Kenyan Education Fund: Providing efforts to engage with Kenya’s youth through education. Their scholarship program is a grassroots system focussed on high school students! Awesome and much needed!
 
Microsoft 4Afrika: Microsoft empowering African students with education finance and more!
 
University of the People 4Afrika Scholarship – a scholarship opportunity run in partnership with Microsoft and the University of the People!


Hong Kong
 
The Study in Hong Kong (StudyinHK) website has a full breakdown of various scholarship options for this region of the People’s Republic of China.


Singapore
 
Check out the Ministry of Education breakdown of scholarships and awards. Further Bright Sparks (a really well put together website!) which has a full focus on Scholarships.


All Regions
 
Fulbright Program- USA: http://fulbright.state.gov or UK: http://www.fulbright.co.uk International: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org 
 
The Fulbright program’s Facebook page!
 
The Rhodes Trust
 
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation: offer options in terms of grants and scholarships for individuals in the USA, India and South Africa!
 
ACCA: The Simpson Scholarship
 
Australian Awards (development Awards): a platform by the Australian government to develop leadership through post graduate scholarships for individuals from the African region and other developing countries.  
 
The University of the People has a various number of student scholarship plans that work in conjunction with their courses on offer.