Scholarships can be looked upon as one of the options to fund the studies. Scholarship is a financial aid awarded to a student on the basis of strong academics, good-performance in standardized exams or extra curricular achievements.
Students looking at the option of the funding studies through scholarships should make preparations – i.e. enquiries and applications at least one year in advance. Most of the scholarships are available for postgraduate and research programs though few are available for undergraduate programs as well. Scholarships awarded by the various organizations. You can through the below details:
- Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarship Programme: http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp#application_procedures
2. American Alumni Association:
3. Bharat Petroleum Scholarships for Higher Studies:
4. Commonwealth Scholarship / Fellowships in UK:
http://www.education.nic.in/scholarship/Schol-es.asp#Commonwealth scholarship/Fellowships in U.K
5. Chevening HSBC Scholarship:
6. J.N. Tata Endowment:
7. British Chevening Scholarships:
8. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme:
9. Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme
10. Royal Society Fellowships (for North American and Asian Students)
The number of Scholarships available is very few and the candidates aspiring for it are many. So, the eligibility criteria are very strict. When applying for a scholarship following points should be borne in mind:
- You must apply for your scholarship at least one year before your course starts. Deadlines vary, so you must check that you know what the deadline is before applying.
- You should prepare your application very carefully using the correct application form and providing all the documents as per the checklist.
- The application should be clear and concise.
- Many of the grant-making bodies will only give small amounts of money, which would not cover the full cost of a course.