Scholarships are grants of money to help pay for the cost for your study. Scholarships and grants are available from educational institutions, AusAid, NGO’s and local governments among others. Through gaining a scholarship students can finance their education in an inexpensive way. Scholarships are highly competitive, especially those available to international students and consequently to have any chance of winning one a student needs to work extremely hard. There are many scholarships available, and not all of them require you to prove you’re the most academically gifted person but they are incredibly competitive. 100% scholarship is hardly granted. So, it is not going to cover everything. You cannot study for free. If you’re lucky enough to get a rare full scholarship, you’ll still have to find money for your travel, food, books, health insurance, phone calls and entertainment.
You can have a look beyond your university. A complete list of scholarships can be found on many websites, including those awarded by private foundations, or government bodies in the host country or your own country (such as the Department of Education). Check carefully to see if you’re eligible – many have nationality, course or age restrictions. Scholarship Process may require a letter or essay explaining why you deserve this particular scholarship. There should be a presentation of all genuine reasons with clarification. List all your relevant achievements, not just the academic results but also community work, career experience and awards.
Education Asia can help you with scholarship applications, talk to us if you want help finding the best scholarship option for you.