Many educational institutions provide scholarship opportunities that international students can apply for. At AUG, we provide a free, up-to-date, comprehensive list of scholarships, grants and other awards available to international students from around the world. There is a limited number of scholarships each year for various studies to outstanding students and students who have no other means of financing their studies.
Most scholarships are awarded to students on the basic of academic excellence. Some scholarships take students’ extracurricular activities into consideration. The application process may require you to write an essay or attend an interview session.
Generally there are three types of scholarships:
Tuition scholarships. These scholarships cover course fees only (full or partial). Some tuition scholarships also provide textbook allowances.
Living stipend scholarships. These cover basic living expenses only (e.g., accommodation) and may not be adequate to cover all living expenses.
Full scholarships. These cover both tuition and living expenses. They normally include airline tickets, health cover and other education related costs (e.g., textbook allowance).
There are generally three sources of scholarships:
Government scholarships. These aim to attract students to study in a particular country and to return to their home country after graduation. All such scholarships are offered through government ministries or agencies.
Private company scholarships. These are provided to students who have the potential to be excellent employees and assets to the company in the future. Normally these scholarships will require you to work for them for a minimum period of three years after graduation. Most private companies advertise their scholarships in major newspapers or on their official websites.
University scholarships. These aim to attract the best students to pursue their studies at the awarding institution. In most cases, international students will be automatically offered a scholarship if they meet the university’s scholarship requirements. Some universities provide on-the-spot scholarship assessment during education fairs. If you are interested in such scholarships, remember to take along your complete academic transcripts.
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