If you have ever thought about studying abroad, you cannot deny that the exorbitant cost of tuition fees and living expenses has bothered you at some point in time. The concern is well justified as the cost of international education, especially for students in developing countries like India, has been on the rise. But there are scholarship opportunities that will help you cover your expenses. This is exactly what we bring to you today – scholarships!
Scholarships, grants, and fellowships are all generally put under the moniker of scholarships. Scholarships are generally based on your academic performance and potential, but there may be some scholarships that are specific to certain criteria and thus improve your chances of acceptance. Scholarships can be full or partial, and may or may not cover living costs.
Most scholarships are in the form of money paid upfront to you or directly to your institute. You do not have to return the money to the scholarship issuer, which is why scholarships are an easier option vis-a-vis educational loans.
Types of Scholarships
While you may be aware of the fact that university scholarships exist, you may not know that there are ample scholarships available outside of the institute you are applying to. A few categories in which scholarships fall are:
These scholarships are based on your past academics and/or test scores. These are the most competitive scholarships to get through.
Students below a certain level of family income are typically eligible for these scholarships. Academics may be a deciding factor in these scholarships as well.
These are scholarships available to students from a specific age, gender, race, community, locality, medical history, etc.
Students who are pursuing a specific stream of education or career may be eligible for these scholarships.
Talented sportspersons can avail these scholarships but may require them to maintain their athletic achievements as they study.
Several foreign government-aided scholarships are available for students studying in specific countries.
List Of Scholarships
Here are a few scholarships that we have researched for you. Note that every scholarship opportunity has its own eligibility and selection criteria, so please research in greater detail before applying.
Scholarships by Indian Organizations
Scholarships by Countries:
Scholarships in the UK
Scholarships in the US
Scholarships in Australia
The Next Steps
The first thing for you to do is explore your scholarships of interests and understand the eligibility and application process. You may be able to apply to more than one scholarship as well. The process can be time-consuming but the most rewarding of your study abroad journey. So keep calm and scholarship on!
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