Types of scholarships available for Study Abroad aspirants

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Srishti Chatterjee
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Apr 13, 2020 13:17 IST

Most students worry about paying back the education loan they took on when they decided to study abroad. You, as an international student, need to remember that if you are meritorious enough you don’t need to apply for a loan. You can apply to the scholarships available at the university you are applying to. You will have to get in touch with the financial aid department of the colleges of your choice and discuss the options available to you.

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A scholarship to a foreign college is a monetary award given to academically gifted students. This amount could be used toward the tuition expenses, additional expenses of the program such as air travel, course books, and accommodation. There are some scholarships where the students need to apply, and some scholarships don’t need an additional application. Some scholarships tend to be competitive, while others could be underutilized.

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These are types of scholarships meant for studying abroad-

  1. Merit-based scholarships - These scholarships are based on the student's academic, athletic, artistic or other abilities. These qualities feature as the applicant's extracurricular activities. Note that these qualifications and requirements will vary from scholarships and scholarship.
  2. Country of origin specific - These are the scholarships which are awarded to international students planning to attend a study abroad program in that particular country. These are awarded as a motivation to study in that country. You will have to check with government-sponsored education websites or student bodies to study to see what scholarships are available.
  3. A student from special backgrounds - These are scholarships for applicants who qualify on the basis of factors like race, gender, religion, and medical history. There could be other student-specific factors. The reason these scholarships exist is to promote equality among different sections of society. The most common awards in this category are minority scholarships.
  4. Subject-based scholarships – Subject-based scholarships are awarded by colleges or government institutions to students according to the particular major or field of study they want to pursue. These scholarships require the applicant to be enrolled in the subject-specific courses while abroad. Please note that qualifications and eligibility will vary from scholarship to scholarship.
  5. Program-specific awards – Program specific scholarships are presented by universities and colleges. These scholarships are awarded according to the academic and personal achievements of the applicant. Again, qualifications will vary based on scholarships.

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fatima

12/02/22

can i get scholarship for masters in nutrition and dietetics in chicago

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Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert

14/02/22

You can check the colleges or universities websites for college or department-specific scholarships.

can you plz tell me how to apply for bachelors of accounting and finance or for scholorship

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Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert

28/12/21

Which country or university are you referring to? Please elaborate on your query so that we can help you accordingly. Alternatively, you can check this https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/how-to-apply-for-a-scholarship-articlepage-1160

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S kulkarni

04/07/21

Any scholarships for physiotherapy masters in nottingham University U.K.?

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Sai Manoj v

21/12/21

Can u plz tell me how I apply for MIT USA

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Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert

05/07/21

For university-specific scholarship details, you need to check the respective university website. You can view details here as well:Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship (50%) - Physiotherapy MSc: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/scholarships/developing-solutions-masters-scholarship-50-physioth...For university-specific scholarship details, you need to check the respective university website. You can view details here as well:
Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship (50%) - Physiotherapy MSc: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/scholarships/developing-solutions-masters-scholarship-50-physiotherapy-msc
Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship (100%) - Physiotherapy MSc: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/scholarships/developing-solutions-masters-scholarship-100-physiotherapy-msc

Can u plz tell me how I apply for MIT USA. Tell complete procedure and about scholarship availability

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Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert

11/11/20

Hi Nandini, first of all, you need to check if you meet the eligibility requirements of the university and course you are targeting. Accordingly, you can start with the application process. You can check the eligibility requirements and documents required on the official website of the university...Hi Nandini, first of all, you need to check if you meet the eligibility requirements of the university and course you are targeting. Accordingly, you can start with the application process. You can check the eligibility requirements and documents required on the official website of the university. Thanks!

01/12/17

Very useful

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