How do you get a scholarship?

 International universities and awarding 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 notes related to obtaining scholarships:

• First and foremost, do not pay any amount of money, no matter how small, 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 data and identification papers: a valid passport, previous academic certificates translated into the required language and certified by the concerned authorities.

• Good GPA: If your GPA in your previous academic year was less than 70%, I don't think you will be able to get a scholarship. Most universities require a GPA of no less than 75%. Of course, this point may differ from one university to another.

• English language proficiency: Most of the international universities that accredit 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 TOEFL certificate.

• A letter of recommendation from one of your former professors praising your academic competence and commitment to your morals.

• A letter of motivation that you write yourself explaining the reason for your choice of the university, your view of the specialization you are studying, and your vision for the future after graduation. There are many letters of motivation spread on the Internet, but we do not advise you to rely on them, as such deceptions will not deceive the university.

• Some universities and donor institutions require the student to have previously worked in a voluntary work within civil society organizations and charities

• In some partial scholarships, the university may ask you for a bank balance that proves 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 . 

• Do not be satisfied with applying to one scholarship only, do not despair and continue to provide scholarships to more than one university or donor institution.

• Take into consideration that some of these conditions may differ from one university to another.

In the end, the family of the study abroad site wishes you good luck, and do not hesitate to ask any questions.

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