Study Abroad Scholarships - How to get the best scholarships to study abroad

Are you looking for full scholarships to study abroad? There are plenty of scholarship programs for Indian students, which could make your overseas education much cheaper or even free.

Everyone likes to study abroad and take advantage of the career prospects of a degree from a foreign university. But what is stopping many people from going abroad for higher education is the high cost associated with the cost of living abroad and high fees in the universities.

There are plenty of scholarship programs that will help students reduce the financial burden in the overseas education. Some of the scholarship programs can make your complete education free. In certain countries, you can even save some money after all your expenses. All you have to do is, find the best scholarship programs.

Check out our overseas education scholarship guide to learn more about the best scholarship programs available for Indian students. Also, checkout affordable destinations for Indian students to study abroad.
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Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao      Post Date: 22 Apr 2023        
I like to share my experience with you all.

I have submitted my PhD thesis for adjudication. This was in 1982. The thesis was sent to three adjudicators. One adjudicator should be from a foreign university and my thesis was sent to a University in Australia. The adjudicator was very much impressed with the work presented and offered me a fellowship in his department. But I have to purchase tickets to go and some other expenditures were involved. The amount required is Rs10,000/- but I did not have that money and I could not use the offer.

But today the situation is different and there are many scholarships who wanted to go abroad and study there. So many students are able to pursue their studies abroad.

The Indian government is offering many scholarships to students who are wanted to go abroad for higher studies.

The following are the details of some scholarships.
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1. Fullbright-Nehry Master's fellowship: This scholarship is awarded to extraordinary Indian students for MS in the US. The scholarship covers Tuition fees, living costs, travel allowance, J-1 visa support and accidents, and sickness coverage.

2. Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships: United States-India Educational Foundation offers these fellowships. Research scholars from an Indian institution can apply for this fellowship to carry out a part of their research in a US institution. This scholarship will cover the cost of J-1 visa support, monthly stipend, accident and sickness coverage, and air travel allowance.

3. National Overseas Scholarship: An amount of 15,400 USD will be given as one-time help. In addition to the above tuition fees, the cost of books, airfare, living costs, medical insurance, and visa fees are also compensated.

4. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree: This scholarship is offered by European Union and after getting a seat in an institution the student has to apply for this. This scholarship will consist of a 1,100 - 1,200 EUR per month allowance. tuition fees, library, insurance and more.

5. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship: This is for the students who joined St Antony College, the University of Oxford London. The compensation that will be given is approximately 30,000 EUR.

There are many other scholarships. Once you decide on the institute you are going to join you can get all the details of scholarships that are available for the students will be available on the website of the institute. If it is not there you can contact them through the contact details given on their site and communicate with the concerned authority about your interest to know about various financial concessions and aids that are available.
Author: Chaitali Ray Chaudhuri (Datta)      Post Date: 22 Apr 2023        
Though most of the students have a dream to study abroad to build their career successfully, but in major cases it becomes impossible to fulfill their dreams as study abroad for higher education is very expensive. But if students can take few simple steps from the very beginning, it would be very helpful for them to find out the right scholarship for their oversea studies.
  • Make a list of top countries considering the following three factors:
    1. Education level
    2. Working opportunity during study
    3. Easy future access to other countries as per your choice
  • Keep a close eye on the universities for the scholarship program offered by them, their requirement from an international student, their preference and specification as well for their students
  • There are various organizations or foundations who offer scholarships for international students. Make a thorough search for them and if you find any of them, visit their office and try to get scholarships
  • There are lots of Indian government scholarships available for Indian students to study abroad. Check for the eligibility criteria for those and their facilities
  • Note down various details of each scholarship and make a comparable chart
  • Make a list for which you are eligible and apply accordingly
  • Try to be registered yourself as first as possible once the application window opens up so that you cannot miss the opportunity due to enormous applicants and filled up slots.
Author: Samuel Unni      Post Date: 18 Apr 2023        
I would like to share with you the story of my friend, who was successful in getting a scholarship to study overseas. She had always desired to pursue her ambition of studying abroad, but she was concerned about the cost of living.

She began by researching the scholarships and grants that were accessible to students from abroad. She discovered that several institutions and organisations that were devoted particularly to overseas students gave scholarships.

She then began assembling the components of her application. In her application, she took sure to highlight her accomplishments in school, outside interests, and volunteer work. She also requested letters of recommendation and input on her application from her instructors and mentors.
She also made careful to apply early and meet all application deadlines for the scholarships she was considering. She had more time to polish her application as a result, and she became known as a serious and hardworking student.

Finally, She was able to get a scholarship that helped with both her living and tuition costs. She was ecstatic to be given the chance to study abroad and get global experience without having to worry about the financial load.
Author: Drupad Madhavan      Post Date: 06 Apr 2023        
Studying Abroad is a topic which always made me anxious. It felt like such a big and courageous step, leaving my parents and friends to pursue an academic mission in a distant and faraway land. But after my recent research, I found out how good of an opportunity it is to travel abroad and attain academic excellence as well as experience different cultures. Not just the experience, but the opportunities after the culmination of the course, such as placements can help you build a better career and hence a better future.

I would suggest that you finalize a destination for your education and then find all the universities that offer the course in which you plan to enrol. Filter out these universities further depending on your needs, and then check the universities for scholarships. Some countries offer scholarships for international students and you can apply for them via the right channels. I would advise that you contact an overseas education agency as they have the right experience as well as resources and can give you one-on-one assistance.

I hope you find the proper assistance and get a good scholarship for the course you choose. All the best!
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