Top 3 International Scholarships Without IELTS – 2024 Batch


Lets talk about some international scholarships for which you are not required to apply for an IELTS exam and as you know nowadays IELTS exam is very expensive and very difficult so why not we just avoid taking an IELTS exam and apply for international fully funded scholarships 2023 without IELTS requirement.

How Much an IELTS Academic Exam Cost?

I think this section will convince you to pay attention to this article because you may get demotivated to take an IELTS exam after listening its fee which is actually between US$215 – US$310 and i am giving you this range because the price of taking an IELTS exam actually different in each country but remains in this bracket.

So coming back to the topic now as you know taking IELTS is expensive and you can still win a fully funded international scholarship for your next degree (BS, MS,PHD) even without taking IELTS exam so lets now explore those options.


1) Japanese MEXT Scholarships (No IELTS)

I am starting this list with a Japanese Government scholarship which is currently open for online applications for all degree programs for international students in 2023 and the good thing about this Japanese scholarship is that they are not asking their applicants to take IELTS exam which means you can actually save your money if you apply for a fully funded MEXT scholarship in japan.

2) Chinese Government Scholarships at 270+ Chinese Universities (No IELTS Requirement)

I know you might be stunned by reading above sub heading of about 270+ Chinese universities offering China government scholarships without IELTS requirement to international students interested to study undergrad, postgrad or doctoral degree programs and you must also know that these Chinese Universities also offer high paying postdoc fellowships and job positions.


Almost every Chinese university offer fully funded scholarships which is why China is extremely famous for awarding scholarships to capture international talent and i want you to take advantage of that so for this reason you do not need to take an IELTS exam if you can provide any IELTS alternative test report such as TOEFL, PTE, Duolingo, CAE, etc.

You will be glad to know that the international student offices of all these China Universities also accept English language proficiency test which you can request from your old university stating that your last degree was taught in English/Chinese language. You can now apply for IELTS exempted China scholarships at Nanjing University, Wuhan University, Jiangsu university, Zhejiang university, Ningbo University, SJTU, Fudan university, Xiamen university, Nankai university, Hunan university, Souchow university and Jilin University.


3) Malaysia International Scholarships (IELTS Not Required)

I hope you might have found some IELTS exempted fully funded scholarship for your subject from my above given options but in case if you still struggling to find a suitable option then here is another Malaysian International scholarship without IELTS requirement for international students but for this you need to hurry up a bit because Malaysian MIS scholarship application deadline is set to May 17, 2023.

I also would like to mention that you can apply for this MIS Malaysia scholarship if you got CGPA of 3 or more in any of IT, forestry, arts and humanities, social sciences, medical, engineering, pharmacy, construction, management, agriculture, journalism, economics, or business related fields.


Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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