Scholarships for Study Abroad Students
There is no paucity of scholarships for the inclined and academically brilliant performers. Scholarships are given to encourage good students to realise their potential and continue higher education.
Various Scholarships are announced by Government, Non-Government Organisations like National and International Organisations like private trusts and foundations, corporate, foreign Universities to attract good students and to improve their academic performance.
Scholarships are available for Under-graduate, Graduate, Post-Graduate as well as Research and Post-Doctoral programs. Scholarships are given to meet the Tuition Fees and other academic expenses. Some of the Scholarships are very prestigious and getting one of them is considered an honour for the student. At the same time, those institutions follow a very competitive grading process. Getting a scholarship grant from such institutions and having it on your Curriculum Vitae improves the professional career prospects and it furthers your career prospects.
Different types of scholarships offered :
These are scholarships for applicants who initially qualify based on factors such as gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or many other student-specific factors. Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category, but qualifications will vary based on the particular scholarship.Destination-specific
These are scholarships awarded by a country to students planning to pursue a study abroad program in that particular country. They are awarded as an incentive to study in that country instead of elsewhere. Check with government-sponsored travel websites of the country where you wish to study to see what scholarships are available.
Program-specific scholarships are offered by individual study abroad programs and/or the colleges and universities where they may be associated to qualified applicants. These scholarships are often given on the basis of academic and personal achievement, but qualifications will vary based on the particular scholarship. Check with your study abroad program and university to see what scholarships are available.
Subject-specific scholarships are awarded by study abroad programs or institutions to students based on their particular major or field of study. These scholarships may require the recipients to enroll in subject-specific courses while abroad or conduct subject-specific research while abroad, but it’s important to note that qualifications will vary based on each scholarship.
Campus Call will guide you in:
- a) identifying such institutions where funding is available which are in keeping with the programs that you are interested;
- b) writing attractive essays which will attract their attention.
It must be borne in mind that students from across the world are vying for the same scholarship or funding that you are aiming at. Meaning thereby that you have, provided you have a good resume and meet all the criteria, you have an equal chance of either being accepted or rejected. Therefore, your application and the essay must be able to bring out your key qualities like leadership, critical and creative thinking, your unique qualities and how you have contributed to the development of your local and the global community.
A few types of funding aids are defined below:
- Scholarship / Fellowship : The most common type of financial aid is granted purely on the basis of merit and past academic performance. This can be given to meet your tuition fees as well as full or part of your hostel accommodation.
- Partial Scholarship: This type of scholarship is called Assistantship in which the university may grant you partial waiver of the tuition fees, ranging from, for example, 10% and higher. These come with conditions and a student has to comply with performance criteria, be it teaching, doing research or fulfilling some academic criteria. The terms of compliance are very stringent and so is the application process.
- Tuition Waiver: When sanctioned, the student is only required to pay for non-academic activities like use of library facilities, health care and recreational services.
Campus Call provides you with extensive information about each and every aspect of your study abroad process so that you can focus your energies on the more worrisome issues like academics. This is important because higher the level of the scholarship agency, more stringent are the processes of application and tough is the competition amongst the scholarship seekers. These agencies try their level best to award the scholarship to the most deserving students who they feel will do justice to their philosophy for awarding the scholarship and become a global leader in the time to time.
Preparation is the key for seeking scholarships, domestic or international level since the interviewing panel may not only wish to assess your academic knowledge but your general knowledge and interest on a host of other current issues, your specific stand on sensitive topics, for example, misuse of information technology, gender discrimination, child labour, prevalence of a specific disease, economics, political situation in any country and so on.
It can also pertain to your contribution to the development of the society either in the past or in the future. Such questions are asked to assess your thought process which can be traced down to you and your’s family’s values.
In the Indian context, every student needs professional guidance to develop a road map for his higher education. In the absence of a professional guidance, a student’s career can go in the wrong direction.
Campus Call guides students about career choices right after SSC, choosing the right stream, planning his career right up to graduation, post-graduation. It also includes selection of the right college and university, the right program, right up to the targeted academic performance.
This process is called as Career Guidance and requires a series of sessions with the student to assess his strengths and weaknesses, analyse his academic performance, his personality, his preferences, his aptitudes, interest and personality.
We have qualified career counsellors who are passionate about the process and who have so far successfully guided hundreds of students in making the right career choices.