Eight scholarships have been announced this week from seven countries: Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, the UK and your home country or any other developing country. These scholarships are divided into two categories: fully-funded scholarships and partially funded scholarships.
Fully funded scholarships
These are scholarships where the scholarship provider takes care of all the financial expenses you will need to complete your studies. This usually involves; tuition, book allowance, flight fare from your country to the study destination, and a monthly stipend. The fully-funded scholarships this week are:
Skoll MBA Scholarship at Saïd Business school (U.K): This is a scholarship provided at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The scholarship targets young entrepreneurs who have been involved in social and environmentally conscious ventures in their local communities. The deadline of the scholarship targets master’s students and the deadline is 8th January 2021. 4 slots are available.
Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships (U.K): This is a scholarship provided at the University of Warwick. It targets PhD students and accepts applicants of all disciplines. 42 slots are available and the deadline is the 21st of January 2021.
Global Minds Doctoral Scholarship (Belgium): This is a ‘sandwich’ scholarship where 50% will be done at the applicant’s home country university and 50% will be done at KU Leuven in Belgium. All research topics have to be developed. The application process is two-phased; first to the university and then to the scholarship thus two deadlines; 1st January 2021 and 11th March 2021.
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award (Canada): This is a scholarship that recognizes high performing undergraduate international students. The funding structure of this scholarship is based on each applicant’s financial need. Students will be hosted at the University of British Columbia and the deadline is 5th January 2021.
Partially funded scholarships
These are scholarships where the scholarship provider takes care of some of the financial expenses you will need to complete your studies. You will have to cover the rest of the funding by yourself.
EPFL Excellence Fellowships (Switzerland): This is a scholarship provided by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne targeting international master’s students. All applicants to the master’s program will be automatically considered for the scholarship. There are two application intervals 15th November~15th December and 16th December~15th April 2021.
Danish State Tuition Waivers and Scholarships (Denmark): This is a scholarship hosted at the Roskilde University targeting international students at the master’s level. Seven eligible programs are available: communication studies and cultural encounters, international public administration and politics, international development studies and global studies, mathematical physical modelling, spatial designs and society and Nordic urban planning studies. The application deadline is 15th January 2021.
Wells Mountain Fellowship (Your country or another): This is a scholarship aimed at empowering undergraduate learners through scholarships. Studies will take place in the applicant’s country or in another developing country. The deadline for the application is the 21st of March 2021.
Lund University Global Scholarship (Sweden): This is a merit-based scholarship program that targets bachelor’s and master’s students. The application process is two-phased; first to the university and then to the scholarship thus two deadlines; 15th January and February 2021.
If you are interested in any of the scholarships listed above, go to the website, and get more information. Go to each scholarship and click where it is written Click here for more information
A research proposal is a huge part of every scholarship application. As you write yours, try to answer the question ‘…so what?’ Look at your research proposal as an elevator pitch you are making to potential investors. You want them to fund your project, so you must convince them why it is important. Why should they care? Why does it matter? To answer this question, you need to make solid arguments backed by numbers, data, proof why it matters and why they should fund it. When you can do that, you will be on your way to writing a strong research proposal. Good luck!
By Sylvie Watikum
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She has been interviewing scholarship grantees since 2016.
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