How to Get a Study Abroad Scholarship (2022)
This post is to help you get a scholarship so whether you’re applying to study abroad for a postgraduate program or bachelor’s program. So I am here to give you a step-by-step guide on how to start and finish when you are applying for a scholarship to study abroad.
So, if you’re interested in that kind of content, make sure you hit the subscribe button so that you do not miss all the information I’ll be sharing without wasting much time; let’s get to it. The first step you should take when applying for a scholarship is to prepare yourself mentally because it can be a long process, and if you’re not ready to commit, the time, energy, and resources you need to apply for a scholarship. You can get burnt out and decide to give up.
The critical thing you must do to get a scholarship is to decide and prepare yourself mentally that you’re going to see through the process, and you’re going to follow through the process and make sure you do not quit uh. It can be difficult, I have to admit, but also, it’s not far-fetched. The fact that some people have been able to get a scholarship means you can also get a scholarship, so make sure that you prepare yourself mentally and decide that you want to get a scholarship. And that is the first step for you to win a Scholarship because selecting to take it and preparing yourself mentally means that you have Even one in advance.
The second thing you should do to get a scholarship this year or next year or whenever you want to apply for a scholarship is to decide what you want to study, find a program, and by the program, I mean the course you want to learn. So, for example, do you want to study um business administration? Do you want to study fine arts? Do you want to study entrepreneurship? What is it that you want to study? So you may get some scholarships because you are studying a Certain program or there’s the funding going to a certain area. And if you are taking that program, then you know that okay, this funding can go for this program, I’m studying so, for example, if I want To study communication studies. There’s funding for someone going to study communication, so I know I can apply for that scholarship. But if I’m just looking for generic scholarships – and eventually, I may realize that they are Not even funding people studying communication, or I’m just not sure why I am applying. It will be a problem because, most importantly, whatever you are studying, has to be aligned with your career aspirations; three, what you now need to do is a centralized scholarship to apply for a scholarship.
The basic thing you need to know is that there can be different kinds of scholarships, and, for example, you can have a university scholarship, and You can have external scholarships. This can get a bit confusing. So I want to emphasize this point.
There can be university scholarships, and you can also get an external scholarship. These are two different kinds of scholarships, but they can provide you with similar benefits. For example, you can have an external scholarship like an achievement; commonwealth shared scholarship, commonwealth scholarships, and dart scholarships.
There are so many scholarships that you can get to study, and external organizations give these scholarships. So, for example, the achievement scholarship, which I was a beneficiary of, is by the UK government. So that’s a foreign commonwealth and development office of the UK government.
So that’s an external scholarship. In this case, you can also have a university scholarship, so the university scholarships are scholarships That you get from the university. So, for example, some external or some parties can have an arrangement with the university, so it gives funding to certain students, or you can have the department in the university giving funding or the university itself giving funding. So every scholarship has eligibility criteria, and by eligibility Criteria, I mean that what would make you Um the ideal candidates they are looking for to give that scholarship to, for example, um at the LSC.
They have a Singapore trust scholarship, and that’s for people from Singapore. You can have that. Shinaga prize is also for students from sub-Saharan Africa and so many different scholarships.
So I will put all of the scholarships that I’m talking about in the description box below. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out this video Where I talk about, um, some fully uh funded postgraduate scholarships and this video. I talk about many undergraduate scholarships, and I have also done scholarships for people who want to study in Canada for both postgraduate and undergraduate studies. So if you are interested in that, make sure you check out those as well; I’m putting all of them in the description box below, so also make sure you subscribe because I will be sharing A lot more useful information on scholarships and university applications. So these are two different kinds.
You have university scholarships and external scholarships, so you need to research both to see. For example, if you are studying fine arts, maybe you have decided to remember. I said you should decide what program you want to study.
So maybe you decided to study fine arts, so you have To now go to the department website, look out for funding or go to the university’s website and look out for scholarships and funding to see if they have scholarships for you to apply to some universities. Give you automatic scholarships, and I’m talking about internal scholarships. Some universities give you automatic scholarships, and for that, that means that, if you’re applying in a portal, they can just make you click on something to indicate that You’re interested in being considered for scholarships for others.
Also, you have to add additional documents; maybe you can add an essay or something to be considered for the scholarship if this is too much for you; just pause for a second and brief because I wanted to get a good understanding of this. I just spoke about university scholarships. The second category will be on external Scholarships, and that’s for achieving commonwealth and this, the other scholarships, and you can also have Fulbright – and I think, there’s Swedish scholarship.
That also gives scholarships to people in that area. So for the external scholarships, you have to go to their website to read about eligibility. Then, if you are qualified to apply, you apply and go through the process.
So these are two different ways To get scholarships. There are so many different ways like government scholarships in your country that you can apply to so in ghana. We have the ghana education, trust fund.
We have organizations like the gaps, scholarships, and so many different organizations. So if your country’s government has a scholarship package, you can also look out for that and apply. Yes, so these Are ways you can get scholarships after deciding which universities you want to apply to or which program you want to apply in The university. With scholarships, you can apply for either the university scholarship or the external scholarships, or both. I would recommend that you apply for both.
If your university is giving us scholarships, let them consider. I’ll tell them to consider it for the scholarships in the application process. And if you can also apply for external scholarships, make sure you apply for those external scholarships to increase your chance of getting a scholarship. To help you apply, I have prepared some resources; for example, I share with you some key things to look out for if you’re writing a personal statement. And here I share with you – my master’s statement, watch or listen to and get some ideas, so That is how you apply for a scholarship after you have Sent your universal applications.
Sometimes you do it before or after, and in some cases, you do it concurrently, or you do it at the same time that you apply for the scholarships. So it depends on the given timelines, so you need to check out deadlines. But, on the other hand, if you do this very well and dedicate a lot of time to writing your application scholarship essays, you can get a lot from it.
If you want to apply for the achievement scholarship, I have prepared many resources for this evening’s scholarship. So you can check out these resources. I put all of that in the description box below, so make sure you subscribe so that, as I share a lot of information on scholarships, you do not miss out on all of that information.
Leave your questions in the comment section below. I’ll try my best to respond to the questions. In addition, I just created a Facebook group to help us support one another and provide support to people who want to get scholarships and apply to study abroad. I have put the link to the Facebook group in the description box below; getting a scholarship is not out of your league.
I have people also asking me if you have, um, say, a second Lua, which is 2-2, would you be able to get admission, or would you be able to get a scholarship? I know people who have gotten scholarships with, um, a second-class lower degree. So If you still want to go and get that, just try; that’s not how I mean trying; that’s why I tell people all the time just give it a try, put in your best make sure that you demonstrate. Let them know why they should give you the scholarship and why you deserve it, especially if you have to write essays, make sure you’re putting your best on that I’ll.