If you are going to study at a university abroad, there may be good money to be obtained through grants.
1 – Prepare the grant application
Consider: How Much Money Do You Need? What are you looking for and why? For example, is it something specific as a subsidy for rental abroad or the ticket back and forth. How long will you spend applying for scholarships? How long will you spend writing your grant programs?
2 – Find the scholarships
There are several websites that have collected many scholarships in a search engine.
In addition, there are pages that can, for a fee, compile a list of scholarships, and often also provide the opportunity to write the admission essay for you. Of course, you have to decide if you want to use this, but you can make a good list yourself. Your applications also become more personal by writing them yourself. You can also find scholarships in the old handbook that can be borrowed from the library.
3 – How to choose the scholarships
Avoid shooting with scatter hooks in your scholarship search. Spend time and effort on the grants you actually have a chance to get. Otherwise, you risk wasting both your own and the teachers’ time.
Many scholarships – especially those of older age – have requirements and conditions that the applicant must meet. So, before you start applying for the scholarship, read the funds carefully.
The fund description describes exactly what requirements and conditions you must meet in order to be considered for the grant. For example, if you Must be in the family with members of the resistance movement, or you must be of Icelandic descent or have a special regional or geographical connection to a place, then you must not apply for the scholarship unless you actually meet requirements. If you do not meet the specific conditions described in the Fund, you will not be considered.
If you come from a small town or municipality, it is worth getting your parents, grandparents or others to keep an eye on the weekly newspaper or regional newspapers. Here, scholarships are opened when the application deadline is approaching. Often, the number of applicants is low because most people are not aware of the scholarships. Also, generally check the local area you grew up as some scholarships require you to be associated with the site. Ask if necessary. your municipality or region if they have some scholarships they manage.
4 – What should the grant application contain?
You can usually read about this in the guidelines for the individual scholarship. Most applications must include an application form, a motivated application and the documents requested in the scholarship description.
If you are in any doubt as to whether or not there are special things to attach to the application, please contact the person who is affiliated with the grant.
5 – How to fill in the application form
If an application form is to be used, consider what should be in it before you start filling it out. Especially if you have asked for it, it must be completed by hand.
Remember to fill in all the fields in the form and only refer to the appendices if there is nothing else in the form. In some forms, you are asked not to refer to annexes.
In short: do as desired, as it facilitates the processing of your application. It is silly to be excluded because of practical things that are not in order.
If there is a guide to completing the application form, read it carefully. It is there for your sake and can often contain useful information.
6 – How to write a motivated scholarship application essay
In your motivated application, you have the opportunity to separate yourself from the other application field. You must convince the Fund that it is you who must have the scholarship. We recommend that the application form is maximum on one page (unless otherwise stated). If an application form is required, you must enclose the motivated application as a supplement.
Start by presenting yourself. Include age, name, study and passed exams (enclose any transcripts of grades in appendices as this can help show your professional level, your professional specialization and your academic seriousness).
You should also write something about your expectations. What do you expect to get out of your studies? Both academically, personally and linguistically. Please attach if necessary. Copy of the pre-approval of your subject so that they can see that the stay is crediting. Also, consider whether the study abroad can affect your future. Remember to argue why it is you who needs the scholarship.
- Other you need to be aware of
• Write clear contact information.
• If you receive a rejection, do not call and ask why. There are often many applicants in relation to money.
• Always observe deadlines.
• Make a list of applied scholarships and who you have received answers from (use Excel if necessary).
• Customize your recording task. You may not copy other students’ application papers.
• You can easily search the same scholarship again. If you didn’t get it the first time, you can do it now. If you have the scholarship before, then they know you and who knows, maybe they would like to support you again.