Steps to Scholarships Abroad
Scholarships are helpful as they help offset our financial burden while we focus on our studies.
There are several types of scholarships – Full scholarships, Partial scholarships, Government scholarships, and Non-GPA based scholarships.
Full scholarships are synonymous with advanced academic levels such as MSc, PhD, and Research-based programs.
Partial scholarships are usually synonymous with Bachelor’s degree level. They do not usually require a separate application in most cases as they are issued automatically with your admission.
Most scholarships can be found on a university website.
Bachelor’s degree applicants can seek full scholarships through their Government, Private companies, or Philanthropists.
HOW TO WRITE A SCHOLARSHIP STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
A statement of purpose (SOP) is a document showing your study intent. An SOP can also be used for scholarships as well. See how to write a good SOP by clicking here.
HOW TO WRITE A RESEARCH PROPOSAL:
A research proposal is also important when applying for a research grant. Click here to see a sample.
HOW TO FIND A RESEARCH SUPERVISOR:
A lot of scholarships are tied to research. These researches are not in the field of sciences alone. It can be in any profession. Your best shot at a research-based scholarship is when you are able to secure a Supervisor.
- Google “Academic staff + university”. Example “Academic staff Wilfrid Laurier University”. This would provide the list of academic staff and their contact information. Click here to see an example.
- Reach out to them via email using the format listed here.
- Another option is to search on LinkedIn. Click here to see an example.
SOME EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES
- IEFA – Click here.
- Chevening – Click here.
- Erasmus Mundus scholarships – Click here.
- YALI Fellowship – Click here.
SOME CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIPS
- Queen University Awards – Click here.
- McGill Fellowship – Click here.
- USask Scholarships – Click here.
- UAlberta Scholarships – Click here.
- UManitoba Graduate Fellowship – Click here.
- USask Dean’s Scholarship – Click here.
- UWaterloo Scholarships – Click here.
- McMaster Scholarships – Click here.
- Apply to a Canadian U15 university – Click here.
- Scholarships Canada – Click here.
- Yconic – Click here.
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