While procuring an admission in the University of your choice is reason enough for celebration, being honoured with a scholarship adds a whole new meaning to the educational experience.
Scholarships/Fellowships are financial aids which are bestowed upon international students a a result of their impeccable merit or surging requirement.
This merit could either be academic in nature or founded on other extracurricular criteria. Financial need, on the other hand, is focused on the caliber of the student and the paucity in funds.
Receiving scholarships, however, may translate to the replacement of certain other financial aids. These could include:
- Perkins Loan / University Loan
- Work-study System
- Need-based Parent PLUS Loan or additional Direct Loan
- Direct Subsidised / Un-subsidised Loan
- Any other Grants (if proffered by the University in question)
For international students from across the globe, government aids are also made available in order to facilitate their educational aspirations.
Prime examples for this kind of fellowship would be:
Foreign Fulbright Student Programme
These are full scholarships in USA for international students who wants to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree. The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. The grant covers tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.
Humphrey Fellowship Programme
This fellowship programme provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. The fellowships are full grants covering all related expenses.