How to apply for Scholarships
There are thousands of scholarships available for international students. These scholarships are provided by Government, Businesses, Churches, Non-Government Organizations and individual etc.
When it comes to applying for these scholarships, there isn't one set way of going about it. Every scholarship fund has its own processes and requirements, but in general you will need to provide information about yourself, present yourself in a way that makes a good impression, and show why you are deserving of the scholarship. If you are a foreign student looking for scholarships, you can follow the simple steps below.
1. Know the Scholarships
Get to know the range of scholarships available in your area and abroad as well. Not all scholarships are available or made known on the local media in your area. Therefore, you must have access to the internet and search online. Search the thousands of scholarship database available free online and determine the scholarships that you are eligible to apply.
2. Make sure you qualify for the scholarship
Many scholarships are designed especially for people who:
• are a specific gender, age, or ethnicity
• belong to a particular indigenous or other special group
• have achieved academic or sporting excellence
• intend to study in a certain field or at a certain level.
Read through the scholarship information carefully to make sure you meet the criteria.
Make a list of the scholarships you are qualified to apply for.
3. Get your information
To apply for a scholarship, you will most likely need to fill out forms and supply documents to support your application. You may also be asked to attend an interview with the selection panel. Some things you may be asked to provide with your application are:
• proof of citizenship or residency status (eg birth certificate, passport)
• evidence of community involvement, financial hardship or ethnic background
• letter of approval from your school
• list of referees
• record of learning
You need to collect, make copies of, and certify all the necessary documents. To certify your documents, take the original and a photocopy to an authorised person. They will check both documents and sign the copy to show it is a true reproduction of the original.
4. Keep your scholarship information organised
All of this can take time, but your scholarship will be worth the effort! To help you keep track of things, put together a simple list of:
• all the scholarships you want to apply for
• when each one is due
• the supporting documents you need to provide for each one
• how and when you will get these documents.
5: Make a good impression
Remember that you are trying to prove you are worthy of financial support. The selection panel needs to see that you have something special to offer. This is why it’s important to make a good first impression with the presentation of your application.
A sloppy, late or incomplete application might cause the selection panel to think that the scholarship is not important to you or that you are not really interested. Allow yourself plenty of time to put care and effort into your application. Try to do everything you can to show that you are deserving of the award.
• Be tidy – type or write neatly. Check your spelling. Attach documents in the order they are requested. Don’t bind or staple, but paperclip your papers together so they are easy to detach and read.
• Be thorough – make sure you have provided everything that is asked for. If you can, find out about the organisation that is awarding the scholarship and try to tailor your application according to their vision and goals.
• Be timely – submit your application well before or by the closing date. The selection panel receives many applications and can often be ruthless in the elimination process. They will be looking for any reason to reject an application, and lateness may be one of the very first criteria.
6: Do a final check
Check, check, and recheck. Use this checklist to make sure you are ready to submit your application:
• Fill in the application forms carefully.
• Check for spelling mistakes.
• Provide all the necessary supporting documents.
• Get copies of documents certified.
• Meet the closing date.
• Make copies of every application sent.
• Provide current contact details.
• Get someone to check over your application – they might pick up something you’ve missed.
7. Sending your Application Form
• Make sure to send your application to the address indicated on the application forms (manual applications) or use the email address provided if you are making an online application.
• Send application Forms two weeks prior to the closing date.
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3/5/2016 12:54:08 pm
3/5/2016 01:45:43 pm
Very interested and willing to takeaward up a scholarship award
5/21/2016 06:06:46 am
Iam one of the interested student who wants to take up education to safe the needy students in the far remotest of PNG after graduating and to fight against coruption in all works of life. Please I need a scholarship to get degree if possible. Notify me on my email.
Pius Damien Taman
8/15/2016 07:49:53 pm
I wish to undertake studies In education courses or on research methodology masters. In PNG there is a dire need for more researches in classrooms when the innovation is in implementation stage. Through research theory and practice realities will be surfaced as transmission belts to achieve the standards expected. Thanks for your assistance.
3/30/2022 05:05:09 pm
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3/8/2016 03:38:05 pm
please i need a scholarship for electrical and communication engineering to study degree.if it possible send it to me .
3/10/2016 01:01:56 am
I am interested to apply for a scholarship to study abroad in the field of Mechanical engineering.
3/18/2016 08:42:22 am
I need to go for studies but cannot afford as I am a single parent of three children. Thus I am looking for assistance in terms of finance.
3/20/2016 10:53:41 am
I want to know is there any space for study Petrolum engineering there please. Im currently studying mining enginnering and thinking of to take Petrolum Engineering there.
3/24/2016 05:20:36 pm
Thanks all for your comments: The above post details information on how to apply for scholarship. If you want scholarships in fields on your interests, please do search this website.
Loamin Snimkey Buku
3/25/2016 02:21:15 pm
Please,Iam very much interested to take up a scholarship to study abroad in the field of education but specifically Education Psychology,greatly need your assistance,
3/26/2016 10:19:40 am
I'm currently doing my second year diploma in Electronics Technology and I want to take on Electrical Engineering and please I would kindly asking you to send me the application form.
4/27/2016 02:04:15 am
Im very interested to study in your school about special education in primary. Iam a primary educationteacher(diploma).
3/28/2016 01:29:30 am
I'm doing 3rd in Public Policy Management.. Am I eligible for the Scholarship...
iomu Oscar evara
4/5/2016 02:58:31 am
Please send me forms to study abroad via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4/5/2016 06:21:43 am
I studied Rural Health at Divine Word University but because of school fee problem I withdrew and now I am currently working with Bank of South Pacific and please would u kindly send me the application form.
Priscilla Ilai Kaupa
4/12/2016 09:08:17 pm
I am a primary school,with diploma in teaching,I'm interested to apply. Is it eligible?
4/17/2016 09:51:24 pm
Please Iam basically interest business field and could you able to email me application form and the course guide.
4/18/2016 05:16:19 pm
I would like to apply for a scholarship to study abroad for extend my knowledge to do my masters in the field of economics.
4/18/2016 05:26:12 pm
I would like to apply for scholarship to study abroad to extent my knowledge to do my masters in the field of economics.Send me a application form please.
4/19/2016 11:33:54 pm
I am so interested to study abroad to do my masters in Economics.
4/28/2016 07:09:02 pm
Hi,I am a Papua New Guinea citizen,and a registered nursing ,graduated with diploma in general nursing,being working with the hospital for 3years,and now I am currently working with a college of nursing as their clinical educator,and I really want to get my bachelor in nursing in acute care nursing and also diploma in health education,can you kindly send me the scholarship application,thanku,your replyment would be highly appreciated.
6/11/2016 09:57:25 pm
5/20/2016 12:46:01 am
I am more than interested and in dire need to take up scholarships if given the opportunity in the fields of Education and Professional Accounting by any government or Institution
5/22/2016 04:43:44 pm
I am interested to apply for a scholarship to study abroad in the field of Mechanical engineering.
5/30/2016 08:52:49 pm
Iam currently working with national department of education as disaster risk management officer coordinate and manage schools affecter by disdster in PNG. I have diploma Teachimg Primary students and Bachelor of Arts in Education.
5/31/2016 11:48:28 pm
I am interested to take up a scholarship to study abroad in the field of ITI-Diploma In Internet Technology.
6/19/2016 05:14:15 pm
I am currently working as a project coordinator under the International Health and Medical Services [IHMS] coordinating the current refugee settlement in Manus Province [PNG]. I have diploma in nursing and was given this role as coordinator and I'm interested in this carrier and would like to take up a scholarship to study abroad in the field of Project Manager.
Bernadette Waula Dulume
6/25/2016 03:12:30 am
Interested to study abroad
7/17/2016 08:27:25 pm
Wish to further my studies in Environmental Science which I have a very keen interest but due to financial difficulties unable to further my studies.Am looking for scholarship to study abroad.
7/19/2016 10:39:54 pm
Am a teacher by profession with Diploma qualification and would broaden my professional skill, knowledge and attributes in my field. I would like to take up scholarship to study abroad and help my country in the socio economic Development basically on ITC or Human Resources management.
8/25/2016 03:21:48 am
I have completed Diploma in Business Accounting in 2012 and Technical Training Certificate course in business studies in 2008. I would like to do my degree course in Business Management in your institution in 2017 if my scholarship application is successful..
9/8/2016 10:39:49 pm
I am writing on behalf of my small brother who is currently doing is Grade 12 this year and he wish to further his studies in mining Engineering but as we are having a lot of problem in finance. We are looking for scholarship to study abroad.
11/13/2016 08:09:19 pm
I'am still studying my diloma in primary taeching, which I'll be graduating next year. I have great interest to contiune on with my study abroad. can i have further information from you? if possible.
7/29/2017 06:18:21 pm
Hello! I just finish my bachelor degree in English at the University of Ouagadougou and I have no money to continue with the master degree. so I just come to you to look for your scholarship program in oder to progress and help One day my poor country. I want to apply in marketing and entreprise communication
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