1. Start the search as early as possible
when you start your research early , you can always get support. And don’t be afraid about not finding suitable scholarships. Just ignore all the misunderstanding about scholarships you might have and focus on your application. Because when you have support you can focus fully on your studies. Many organisations have one deadline per year. If you miss this you will have to wait another year before you can apply.
2. Search matching grants
Instead of the complex and time-consuming process of researching on the internet, you can simply check our vast database on www.worldscholarshipforum.com for funding opportunities. All scholarships are filtered according to application requirements.
- who can apply (eligibility)
- how to apply
- host institution
- host country(s)
- number of scholarships
- grant available
- level of study
- dead line(s)
This saves you time as you won’t have to review scholarships that don’t match your profile.
3. Apply for the scholarships that suit your profile
In my usual way i will say “start applying“,focus on applying to the organisations with opportunities that match your profile. And don’t hesitate to send several applications as this will increase your chances of success.Don’t just randomly send your CV to the most popular scholarship funders, because scholarships like that are very competitive
The best opportunities are with the lesser known organisations(my opinion). There are even some that struggle to find enough candidates each year, so you should seek out these opportunities.
4. Personalize your application
you should avoid sending out one template to lots of different organisations. The best approach is to personalise and tailor each application. This is not difficult and can include things like addressing it to the right person, or tailoring your responses to match the objectives of the awarding body. No one likes receiving a generic application that has been sent out on mass.
5. Check your application for mistakes
Read it carefully and correct any mistakes before sending it. In particular you should check your spelling and grammar, as well as checking that the information you are including is factually correct.You will leave a bad first impression if you submit a sloppy application.
Also make sure you follow any application instructions that you are given. For example, if you are asked to send in the application on A4 paper, only use A4 paper.
6. Make sure your application is complete
please ensure when you are applying for a scholarship, don’t submit an incomplete application. This will usually result in your application being rejected.
7. What should they find ?
The social media is a strong tool that can be used by the people responsible for awarding scholarships, they may Google you to find out more information. Hence,Check your privacy settings on Facebook and other social media networks. And look for content that might leave a bad impression and try to get it removed.
8. Use a photo that leaves an impression of professionalism
First impressions count so your profile photo should be high quality and you should look happy and professional. It is advisable to include a photo, even if it is not asked for.
9. Don’t become a nuisance
Many organisations do not send confirmation of receipt. Often 3 to 6 months will pass before you get feedback. Some even write on their website that applicants should not make contact to check on the progress of their application. You should follow that request.
10. Don’t miss the deadline
Finally,the biggest mistake you can make is making a late application. In the majority of cases this will exclude you from the process. Many scholarships have one deadline per year so if you miss it, you will have to wait a full year before you can apply again.