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Secrets to winning an international scholarship_2020

Secrets to winning an international scholarship_2020

We share secrets to winning an international scholarship – If you are targeting an international scholarship, the following basic steps are what you need to perform:

Part -A (Preparing for Application)

  1. Prepare your Curriculum Vitae (C.V) or Resume. Make it concise, presentable and eye-catching.
  2. Prepare your Statement of Purpose or Letter of Motivation (Here is a Guideline for you)
  3. Prepare a Research Proposal (or more than one) based on your research interests.
  4. Arrange Scanned and Hard copies of all educational transcripts. Make sure that they are attested by the attestation authorities.
  5. English Proficiency Certification: Almost 90% of the scholarships demand an English Proficiency Certification. In most of the cases, it is IELTS (academic) or TOEFL. It is recommended to arrange a good IELTS/TOEFL result.
  6. Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Most of the Universities in the United States demand for a GRE score. However, universities in the rest of the world (except for a few countries) do not demand this result.

Completing the above-mentioned steps makes you winning an international scholarship everywhere in the world.

Part – B (Locating a Scholarship)

  1. Identify your target institutes or universities
  2. Contact professors of your field worldwide and ask them for a studentship. (This is how to contact a professor)
  3. Search scholarship websites (for example  or ) for a scholarship.
  4. Like social media pages (such as our Facebook Page) and join social media groups to keep track of all the scholarships. Click Here to Like our Facebook Page

Part – C (Applying for a Scholarship)

  1. Based on your selection in above mentioned Part-B, apply for the scholarship.
  2. Make sure to carefully fulfill all the requirements.
  3. Don’t rely on a single opportunity. It is suggested that you should keep on applying for scholarships until you join a particular institution or university.

Please note that there are many factors involved in hunting a scholarship. Sometimes it takes even a year to win a scholarship.  You should never lose hope.

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How to Contact Professors for Scholarships – A Scholarship guide_2019

Scholarship guide: Contacting a Professor for MS/PhD Supervision through email is a very important aspect of securing a scholarship. Following is a Structure and Sample of a Good Email to Professors:

This is very useful information for the students looking for new scholarships. How to Contact Professors for Scholarships – An Excellent Guide

Structure of a Good Email

Sample of a Good Email (Reference Only)

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How to write a successful statement of purpose_2020

How to write a successful statement of purpose_2020

A successful statement of purpose is the most important document when you are applying for an admission or a scholarship. The Statement of Purpose Sample commonly abbreviated as SOP is as important as a Curriculum Vitae (CV). Interestingly, many believe that a Statement of Purpose (SOP) is the same as a Letter of Motivation. Well, up to some extent they are, but they are somehow different as well. The difference mainly comes from the name, as explained below:

  • A Statement of Purpose (SOP) is normally a one-to-two page document (size depends upon the requirements of its final destination). It is actually more focused on ‘The Purpose’ of a specific application.
  • A Letter of Motivation, on the other hand, is more focused on ‘Applicant’s Motivation’ to apply for a specific position, scholarship, or admission.
  • There only exists a thin line difference between these two, with both sometimes serving the same purpose.
  • Interestingly, it is being treated same if one is applying in a non-English-Speaking country.

This blog focuses on Five important parts of a one-page long Statement of Purpose (SOP). The generic structure presented here is almost acceptable in most of the institutions of the world.

  1. Paragraph 1: Your Introduction and Academics / Professionals Experience (3-4 Lines)
  2. Step 2: Your achievements in Academics or professional expertise (3-4 Lines)
  3. Paragraph 3: Your interest and knowledge about your field of interest. And how it is related to your academic or professional background. (5-10 Lines)
  4. Paragraph 4: Why are you interested to conduct your MS/PhD research with any specific professor (or Lab)  and in this University (e.g .KAIST)?  (3-4 Lines)
  5. Paragraph 5: Conclude with your future ambitions, aim. Explain what you want to achieve after conducting research in your field of interest. (3-4 Lines)

How to make your SOP more improved?

Following important parameters must be considered while you are designing/developing a Statement of Purpose (SOP):

  • A SOP should be very concise and clear.
  • It should reflect the most important parts of your academic and professional background.
  • Do not make repetitive statements.
  • The statement of purpose should strictly be free of grammatical mistakes.

See Sample SOP: Sample Outline for the Statement of Purpose

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