5 Scholarship Programs That Can Make Your Dream College Experience A Reality
Education is expensive. Period. Especially if you have plans to try to get into a programme abroad for your postgraduate studies. The fee structures seem like a cruel joke and just trying to fathom affording these colleges can send the best of us into tears. That doesnt mean that your dreams of studying on the West Coast are dead though. Here are five scholarships you can apply to make your dream college list a reality and as a bonus, well throw in a few countries where Masters education is either completely free or close to it.
1. Fulbright Foreign Student Program (USA)
The Fulbright is perhaps the most known scholarship thats going to be on this list. Its for international students who want to study in the USA; and the best part is, theyre basically paying you to study there. Not only is tuition and living covered, they even provide airfare, health insurance, and on top of that, a monthly stipend! If you do get the Fulbright, the only thing stopping you then is the policies of Trumps USA.
2. British Chevening Scholarships (UK)
The best thing about doing your Masters degree in the UK is that its only one year long. An even better thing is that with the Chevening Scholarships, the UK governments global scholarship program, its actually something you’ll be able to access. They’re not as comprehensive as the Fulbright, but a lot of the Chevening Scholarships do cover tuition fully, and provide a living allowance and if you’re lucky, a return ticket home for the vacations.
3. Endeavour Postgraduate Awards (Australia)
If you want to study in another hemisphere, the Endeavour Postgraduate Awards cover both Masters and PhD programmes in Australia. They one-up the other scholarships on the list so far and include tuition fees, establishment allowance, monthly stipend, health, travel insurance and travel allowance. We’re not sure If that last one is in a kangaroo though.
4. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships (Switzerland)
If you value peace and quiet, The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships provide graduates from all fields publicly funded scholarships at universities that the country sponsors themselves. You know the drill by now, this scholarship covers a monthly allowance, tuition fees, health insurance, lodging allowance, etc.
5. Swedish Scholarships for International Students (Sweden)
The Swedish Institute provides scholarships international students from developing countries (hey, thats us) who wants to pursue full-time Masters studies at Swedish Universities. The scholarship covers tuition fee, living expenses, some travel grant, and insurance.
As promised, here are a few countries you should look into if youre looking for extremely cheap post-graduate education; Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Norway, and basically any Scandinavian country.
By: Hammad Ahmad Khan
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