UNU-EGOV Scholarships


As part of its mission, the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV) regularly provides a number of Scholarships for ICEGOV. So far, a total of 159 scholarships were provided to authors of accepted papers, who come from 40 countries. These Scholarships are aimed mostly for students, especially those from developing countries, to facilitate their attendance at the event, allow them to present their research work, and help them grow their academic and professional networks. In fact, the majority of scholarships (80%) were given to people from developing countries.


Important dates

The application period runs from 14 November 2019 to 8 December 2019. The timezone in effect for the deadline is Anywhere on Earth (= UTC-12). Any application submitted past the deadline will not be considered by the Selection Committee. The decision notification will be sent by email to all applicants on 13 December 2019.


How to apply

To apply, you need to fill and submit the form available on this page (below), ensuring that you correctly fill all the requested data. If your paper is co-authored, only one of the authors may apply for the Scholarship. If two or more authors of the same paper apply, this may lead to all applications being nullified.



For ICEGOV2020, the Scholarship will cover the following:

  • Free conference registration;
  • Lump sum of $300.00 USD.

The free conference registration does not include the Workshops and the Conference Dinner; participants who wish to attend these events still need to pay the respective fee during registration. The lump sum of $300.00 USD will be transferred to the participant’s bank account after the conference, to ensure that the Scholarship awardee attended the conference in full (all three days). Please note that accommodation and travel costs are not covered by the Scholarship; the authors are expected to cover these costs themselves. As such, we advise that visa application (if necessary) and travel arrangements are made as early as possible.

Since the number of Scholarships is limited, the preference will be given to authors who fill both of the following criteria:

  • Are students during the academic year 2019/2020;
  • Are from a developing country.

For selection purposes, a student is considered to be “someone enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree for the academic year 2019/2020 in a higher education institution”. Post-doc applicants will not be considered students for the purpose of the Scholarship. A developing country is considered to be any country categorised by The World Bank as low-income, lower-middle-income or upper-medium-income at the date of selection. The latest data for all countries is available here.