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How To Get A Scholarship To Study Abroad?

June 2017

While it is believed that Study Abroad programmes are expensive, there are many institutions worldwide that provide scholarships to international students. There are some students that rely on financial support to pay for their overseas education; there are several types of scholarships available to students each year. Exploring the different options available to them increases their chances of securing a scholarship. While many universities provide scholarships to students based on their academic achievement, there are some others that will also look into extracurricular activities.

Mentioned below are tips on how you can successfully score the best study abroad grants.

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Do a frequent check on University websites

Once you have decided on your University choice, you can begin by browsing through the university websites to check on the scholarships offered. This will help you gain a better insight on the eligibility criteria along with other types of funding.

Apply for several other scholarships

There are several scholarships out there that are available to students. Take the time to sit down and do a research on the colleges that you wish to apply to. Note down the various scholarships you are qualified for and apply to as many as you can. This will boost your chances of receiving a scholarship.

Mark your calendar

Another important factor you will need to consider is ensuring that you meet the respective deadlines for each of these scholarships. Applying for different scholarships for a study abroad program can be difficult to keep track of. However, marking your calendar is a great way in helping you remember the deadlines for these scholarships.

Keep your documents ready

In order to apply for scholarships, you may be required to submit documentation in the form of transcripts, financial records along with others, ensure that you keep all these documents ready much before the deadline. By being organized, you will be able to submit all your needed paperwork ahead of schedule.

Get involved in extracurricular activities

Students that participate in extracurricular activities have a huge advantage with scholarships, these activities will set you apart from the other candidates. Scholarship coordinators want to know the skills and abilities you possess, in addition to any involvement you may have in the community. Scholarships are often given to those who are considered to be the most well rounded individual.

Read your application essay topic carefully

If your application requires you to write an essay, it is important that you take the time to understand and stick to the topic when you answer. Make sure that you proof read your essay once you are done, this will help you avoid grammatical errors. Additionally, if the essay requires you to list all of your achievements, be sure to list them all including any community work you may have done or awards you may have won.

Maintain good grades

Not all scholarships require good grades, but many of them require it. It is essential that you work hard to secure good grades as a higher GPA will make you a likely candidate for these scholarships, moreover, it will also increase your chances of receiving additional funds.

Pace yourself

You may feel the need to speed up with your applications, especially if you think you are pressed for time. However, it is important that you read the instructions thoroughly and give yourself ample of time to complete them. This will help you submit better quality work; increasing your chances of financial support.


Most scholarships may require references from someone in your academic or work environment. It is essential that you choose someone you have interacted with closely to write these references.

What Edwise Students Studying Abroad Says. ?

"It was awesome from the very first day. I was accompanied by the inspiring attitude and helpful behavior. They helped me with my application, documents and even with scholarship and untimely visa."

Name - Moinak Singha
Country - Ireland
University - University of College Dublin

"Edwise is one of the best consultancies in India. They informed me about scholarships I could apply and helped me apply for the same. They were always available to solve my queries. My experience with Edwise has been wonderful."

Name - Trupti Mondekar
Country - USA

"Edwise has helped me see various dimensions of my chosen career path with variety of courses, universities and scholarships, I am certainly very happy that i visited EDWISE and not any other consultants!"

Name - Jyotishman Goswami
Country - USA
University - Full Sail University

"The University which I choose gave me a good scholarship & credits. It was reputed and also suited my budget. Actually Edwise helped me out at each and every point and also helped me for the visa process. Frankly speaking it was a very good experience wiith Edwise."

Name - Pratik Patel
Country - USA
University - Suny Buffalo University

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: Scholarship: A Prime Ticket Enabling You to Study Abroad


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