Some people aspire to study abroad but are frighten with the thought of high cost overseas. The education in abroad is certainly expensive. People find it difficult to manage such great amount of money in a stipulated time. But there are numerous ways from which you can fund your education. Some people are informed about these while some remain unaware. There are scholarships by government, private organization, universities etc; depending upon the criteria you can apply to these. You need to take efforts and trust me; you will find them worth doing. So read on.
We are already witnessing the decreasing value of Indian rupee comparing to foreign currencies. The slight big difference between currencies often put you in to agitation. But to the rescue of this many universities have increased their number of scholarships for foreign students. US and UK, are recently been reported to increase their financial aid for international students. Isn’t it great news for us?
So to begin with, let’s collect data for scholarship. You need to do research on the websites of government and other firms who are willing to aid you financial support. There are enough of websites which has huge data base of scholarship all around the world, you can access and study them. When you will research about scholarships, you will find it’s tough because there are enough scholarships for domestic students but very less for international students. You do not lose your heart here; it can be tough but no impossible. Some offer need base, some limited financial aid, some on region or country etc. To know where you can fit is only through research, explore and dig into all kind of websites.
After you have done research, know your type. To which scholarship you belong, what criteria fit you? There are different source to get scholarship like government, private organization, university, grants. You must know where you want to apply.
You should start early about your research, like as early as you start to choose your program. Because there is high possibility that some universities will not even consider your application without certificate of financial proof. So you should have your certificate in hand when you are applying for universities. The best time is to do it when you are preparing for qualifying exams.
You can even use social networking sites for this purpose. There are many pages on Facebook and Twitter about abroad study and particularly for scholarships, join them. Post your details on it and ask for suggestions. There is a reply soon guiding you and telling you relevant information. They take their Facebook page very seriously even more than their official websites.
Later part is scholarship essay. It can be crucial point for your scholarship. Be terse and straight to the point, and not lyrical. They are there to see how this financial aid will help you and not to read you’re philosophical. Make sure to cover all the important enough to mention. Put your academic achievements in impressible structure of letter. After writing it, read it for grammatical, punctuation and spelling mistakes. Give your time to this thing. This is not meant to be done in a hustle.
After you have done this, check with two important details; dead line to apply for scholarship and eligibility criteria of scholarship. Some scholarships may require you to have special skills, like a German scholarship requires you to have proficiency of German language, so make sure you have everything required. Have all documents they asked for. Some documents may be in your regional language, translate them into English or make notary for it.
So now you know from you need to start, begin your research!!!