International universities and donor institutions offer thousands of scholarships at the beginning of each academic year, and despite the clarity of most of the conditions required to obtain these scholarships, many students struggle to apply for them. In this article, we will talk about the most important observations regarding obtaining high scholarships:
First and foremost, do not pay any money, no matter how simple it is, to any person, institution or office in exchange for applying for the grant. In the end, this grant is free.
- Pay attention to the readiness of the data and the supporting documents: a valid passport, previous academic certificates translated into the required language and certified by the concerned authorities.
- Good rate: If the rate in your previous anchored stage is less than 70%, then I do not think that you will be able to obtain a scholarship, as most universities require an average of no less than 75%. Of course, this point may differ between one university and another.
- English Proficiency: Most international universities that adopt the English language require you to obtain an IELTS certificate with a score of no less than 6.0 or a score of no less than 120 for the TOFEL certificate
- A letter of recommendation from one of your former professors praising your academic competence and your ethics commitment.
- A motivation letter that you write yourself explaining why you chose the university and your view of the specialty you are studying and your vision for the future after graduation, there are many motivated messages spread on the Internet, but we do not advise you to rely on them as such tricks will not be fooled at the university.
Some universities and donor institutions require the student to have previously worked in a volunteer work within civil society organizations and charities
- In some partial scholarships, the university may ask you for a bank balance proving your financial ability to bear the costs of housing and living.
- Some donor institutions require you to return to your country at the end of your studies, such as the Chevening Foundation, which we talked about in a previous article.
- Not only apply for one fellowship, do not despair and continue to provide grants to more than one donor university or institution.
- Consider that some of these conditions may differ from one university to another.