Ultimate Guide to Get International Scholarships 2019

Hello Scholarship Hunters,

Nowadays, more and more students are motivated to continue their studies abroad. The reasons vary, from the quality of education to the experience of living abroad. Before studying abroad, there are many things to be considered. Of course, besides the matter of academic ability, one of the considerations is the financial problem. However, the financial issue is no longer a big issue. For students who want to continue their education (undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degree), there are many universities and institutions which provide various kinds of scholarships. So, you don’t need to worry to pursue your degree even though you have limited financial sources. If you had a lot of achievements, both academic and non-academic, the opportunity to get a scholarship would be much more open. There are a lot of study abroad scholarships available.

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Here are some of the world’s famous scholarships for international students. Check it out:

Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright program is very well known internationally. More than 155 countries participate in the Fulbright program. Fulbright scholarships are prestigious, competitive, and fully funded from the beginning of the application (interview) until the completion of the study. This merit-based scholarship is funded by the United States Department of State. Further information about applications, requirements, and other types of programs please visit the following website: https://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/foreign-fulbright

NSERC Postgraduate scholarships

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate scholarship is a scholarship at the field of natural sciences (engineering). No wonder this scholarship is quite interesting for international students. Moreover, this scholarship is able to be used in all Canadian universities. So you have more flexible and diverse choices to determine the university. Do you want to know more about this scholarship? You can check directly at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/index_eng.asp


This scholarship is given to students who will continue their studies in Germany. DAAD is an organization that offers scholarship assistance programs for international students. Here is the DAAD website: https://www.daad.de/en/

 Erasmus Mundus

This scholarship is given to international students who wish to continue their education in Europe. This scholarship is offered by the European Union for students who have completed a bachelor’s program and want to take a master’s degree. Information about the application, requirements, and types of Erasmus Mundus scholarship programs please visit this website: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en

 Australia Awards

The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge and education links through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Check this website for further information: https://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/australia-awards/pages/australia-awards.aspx

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program, launched in January 1999 by the French and European Union Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was intended to support international recruitment by French higher education institutions and to attract international students to be able to continue their education at a master’s or doctoral degree. The training program in France will be devoted to professional responsibility in both the public and private sectors. If you want to know more how to register for the Eiffel scholarship, visit this website: www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel

Monbukagakusho (MEXT)

This funding program is specifically for students who want to pursue their study in Japan. Not only for a master’s and doctoral degree, but also you have the opportunity to get a bachelor’s degree from a university in Japan through this scholarship.

 Other scholarships: Bill Gates, Chevening, Commonwealth, even Scholarships for Women.


Before you apply for a scholarship, pay attention to the following tips in order to get the scholarship.

Determine the desired major and university

The main thing you need to do is to determine the criteria and focus of the major and which university you want to choose, for example, the level of master’s education, at the field of environmental studies, biology, management, economics, with the main target study locations or countries such as Europe, the United States, Japan, or other countries like Singapore, China, and Canada.

Everyone can choose various study destinations according to his/her wishes. For example, some students prefer country than university or major to be taken. But there are also students who prioritize more on the university and major rather than the country. Whatever the reason is, you have to find out the value and quality of the destination study so that it will be easier for you to determine the next step.

Choose the appropriate scholarship; look at the opportunities

To get information regarding scholarship opportunities, you must be observant and diligent in seeking scholarship information on the university announcement website. Or you can also visit the Administration Section in the Faculty and/or the cademic Section to get more information such as requirements and deadlines.

Check the scholarship website regularly

The more information you get, the greater your chances of getting a scholarship. There are a number of scholarships that are usually only available through the website. So it is likely that those who do not update with information will be left behind and loses the opportunity to get the scholarship. You can check latest scholarship updates at https://scholarshipnetworks.com and then subscribe to their email notification to keep you with the updates.

Have good English skills

Language skills are the main requirement, so make sure your level of English skills (or the required language) passes the requested score. Basically, you must prepare an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) according to the requirements of each university. Prepare the language skills in advance, even a year before you begin the study period. Thus, you will know your English ability as a basis for communicating in an international environment. By preparing earlier, you will also have time to improve your ability to meet the standard. In addition, there is nothing wrong if you also start taking courses for other foreign languages ​​of your destination country. For this test, you have to prepare it carefully and far ahead of time. There are several books and program software about English practices test (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) from several publishers such as ETS, Barron’s and Longman.

Spend time for at least 2 hours to practice on this test every day, yes.. study independently, trip out all practice tests by repeating practice questions up to several times. The requested paper-based TOEFL (PBT) score usually ranges from 310 to 677, while TOEFL iBT score ranges from 80 to 120. Usually, 80-100 is the minimum score for a master’s degree admission at most universities in the US. However, certain fields such as Linguistics, Literature programs, and Ph.D. studies, the minimum scores can be higher, for example, 100. Please check each university to find out the required iBT score. For more information about the TOEFL iBT test, please visit this website www.toefl.org.

In addition to the TOEFL or IELTS, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is also sometimes requested by the university as the admission requirements. The requested scores vary depending on the university. GRE includes three components, i.e. verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing. There are also GRE subjects for certain majors. There are a number of universities that ask for a minimum score, some also ask for a GRE score without a minimum score. You must refer to the university website for this admission requirement.

Fulfill the GPA standard requirements

The more diligently you study, the greater the chance to get a scholarship. GPA (Grade Point Average) is usually not the main requirement, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t graduate cum laude. Test results such as the GRE or GMAT are usually preferred, so study seriously to get the requested score.

Prepare some expenses

You should prepare some expenses, not for the college, but to take several tests such as IELTS and GRE, which are definitely not cheap. The IELTS test currently costs around USD 200. Imagine if the first test failed or hasn’t reached the requested band score, you would have to repeat the test and add more fees. There are also some costs for sending the application documents, which is usually also expensive, especially if you use DHL or FedEx.

Be active in the organizations

The academic grade is not the main requirement to get a scholarship. In addition to academic achievement, you have to be actively involved in the organization. Students who take part in the organization activities are usually prioritized and are more likely to get scholarships because, during interviews, scholarship providers will see how high your responsibility and ability to work in the team. Abroad, high adaptability is needed because you will face various people with their cultural and background differences. Working in teams with people from various countries and work ethics requires the ability to manage our emotions well. In addition to be diligent in studying, you have to join in the organization if you want to be able to get a scholarship.

Make a good Study Plan and Motivation Letter

It takes enough time to write a good study plan. Sometimes it takes months to work on this, by gathering the best ideas, reviewing examples of good essays and contact with previous scholarship recipients. The Study Plan is usually limited to one page. The following guidelines can be used in writing a study plan:

First, explain your field of study. Describe the major and area of ​​specialization in detail.

Second, give three main reasons why you want to study in that area/field. Give examples from previous education or training.

Third, explain your desires in the future, and how your study plan can help to achieve that desire and why you deserve a scholarship. Therefore, sell yourself as best you can through this opportunity.

If you are not sure about this study plan, both in terms of language and content, you may ask someone who is more knowledgeable or a native speaker to help you.

For those who specifically want to continue to a doctoral degree and want to apply for a scholarship by research (not by course), research potential is an important matter. Some universities also require research proposals to be submitted first to the professors who are interested before completing administrative requirements (IELTS, GRE, diploma, etc.). The research proposal must include the background, objectives, methodology, and timetable needed. It is just like a mini dissertation, but this is still in the form of a proposal and has not included the details of implementation and results. 

Prepare letters of recommendation

Usually a minimum of two letters of recommendation are required. You may ask this letter from your instructors, lecturers, or employers who you think are good enough to know yourself and often interact with you. This recommendation letter is closed and delivered directly to the destination university, so we do not know what is inside. Usually, scholarship applicants look for “big name” instructors, for example, the lecturers whose research is widely publicized or those who often speak at various conferences. To get good recommendations, start “saving”, i.e. saving enthusiasm and learning efforts, especially when interact with the instructor, because that’s how they judge whether we have a good track record or not. Not just a matter of academic grade.

Establish networking

It is better for scholarship hunters to maintain good relationships with the lecturers and employers where they work. It is true that the higher the position of the person giving the recommendation, it will be more promising to get a scholarship, but the testimony given will be far more personal and profound if they know the applicant well.

Consult with the lecturers

Do not hesitate to communicate with lecturers about your plans to seek scholarships and study abroad. They will certainly give you an overview and advice about the study and university that you are going to go. In fact, it is possible that your lecturers will help you to connect with the right person on the destination university.

Visit the education exhibition

Various study information and foreign scholarships can be obtained by visiting foreign education exhibitions. At the exhibition, you can ask directly to the university about the study you are going to take and how the scholarship opportunities are.

Contact related institutions

Generally, each country has a representative institution that provides consultation about the universities and scholarship opportunities in the country. Don’t hesitate to use the institution to explore the much-needed information.

Take the advantage of social media

Social media is a means of sharing information. Follow the scholarship pages and the university social media accounts. Keep an eye on the study information and scholarships posted on their social media.

Last but not least. Little thing that determines: kept being well informed and thorough. When is the deadline (don’t be late!), check the email address or website to send or upload the documents, how many diplomas need to be legalized, and so on. Check and check again and again before sending the requested document.

Interested to get a scholarship? Prepare yourself and remember: study diligently and always be an outstanding student.

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