NSTUDY receives a lot of questions regarding scholarships worldwide and foreign
education in general. We have answered some of the common questions in this section.
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A large number of scholarships are available worldwide for the University students, ranging from partial scholarships to full scholarships. Majority of the scholarships cover tuition fees only, however, many scholarships cover living expenses, medical insurance and travel expenses as well. There are different types of scholarships for international students. Some of these scholarships are offered for students from developing countries, including parts of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Since the funding bodies haven’t met you yet, so this is your chance to tell them who you are and what is unique about you. Use this opportunity to talk about events and experiences that don’t come across in the regular application, and to showcase your motivations and goals. Don’t just tell what you did but tell why you decided to do something. The majority of scholarship providers want to know why they should fund you rather than any other applicant. So, mention your academic achievements, your ambitions, your interests and strengths, and how they relate to the program you are applying for.
Yes! In fact, graduate scholarships to study abroad tend to be even more common than undergraduate scholarships, due to the fact that universities and governments are often keen to attract highly skilled graduate students, often using graduate scholarships as an incentive.
Dependent on your level of study, there will be different opportunities available. While some scholarship schemes are open to all students, there are also dedicated master’s scholarships, PhD scholarships, postdoctoral scholarships and academic research scholarships.
alternative method of funding before the start of term.
In most cases, schools, governments and external organizations will list their scholarship opportunities online, with details of how to apply found alongside these listings. Most will allow you to submit your application online, accompanied by any supporting documentation you are asked to provide.
In rarer cases, the scholarship provider will specify an address for you to send your application in a printed format. If you have any specific queries about applying for scholarships, contact the provider using the contact information found on official websites.
Of course, there is a great variety of funding opportunities and scholarships which are not awarded on the basis of good academic records. Many funding options are awarded based on financial need or the location of your school or your nationality.
No, there is usually no fixed age limit. There are individual exceptions in programmes in which this is explicitly requested by the scholarship providers. Some scholarship programmes stipulate that only a certain amount of time should have elapsed since the last degree was taken. For details, please refer to the application requirements of the respective Call for scholarship.
You need to provide evidence that you meet the English language requirements for the scholarship you are applying for. In general, the score in IELTS of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band is required. However, many Universities have higher English language requirements and if you are selected for interview you must provide proof that you have met your proposed university’s requirements.
Every year, a significant number of scholarship applications are rejected due to incomplete application. Once the application is complete, check that it is accurate before you submit it. Read the questions and instructions carefully. some of the common mistakes include i) submitting an incomplete application, ii) submitting a standard essay for every scholarship, iii) applying for every scholarship available, iv) inattentive or uninspiring writing, v) failing to proofread your application and essay, and vi) missing the scholarship application deadline