By: Adebisi Adewusi
Do you know that you can get a scholarship to study in Nigeria at any level of education? A scholarship is a form of grant or financial aid given to students by a school or organisation. There are a number of reasons people especially young people would want to get scholarships ranging from the need for a better education, to finance.
Finance is usually the major reason.The scholarship can be but not limited to a Bsc, Msc or a Phd. Whatever the reason getting for getting a scholarship, most people feel it’s not a walk in the park. But come on guys lets make the walk easier. Here is a guide on how to get a scholarship in Nigeria.
Scholarships are more often than not geared towards a certain group of people and have certain requirements.
Schools or organizations offering scholarships normally state who the scholarship is directed towards. Some scholarships are directed towards people from developing countries, athletes, specific fields of study among others.
The Scholarship may cover all the tuition and living expenses, others cover tuition only or part of the tuition. Be sure to ask for proper clarification from the school or organisation when applying for a scholarship on what type of scholarship they offer if it is not stated in the details of the scholarship.
Scholarships can be found in different ways. The first method that comes to mind is using a search engine.
A quick search on google or any search engine will produce a lot of results. It is advisable to search with key words in order to streamline the results.
An example is “M.sc scholarship” this will produce M.sc scholarship available in various countries and schools .If you have a specific school or country in mind, kindly include it in the search.
You can also visit the website of schools you are interested either or contact them via email or walk up to the school scholarship department.
If its not a school but an organisation you can do the same visit the website or contact them through mail or phone. Kindly refer to their contact details there is always a number or email there to make enquires.
It is important to be careful of scams, and fraudsters if it sounds too good to be true, then it is. Scholarships are designed to be free and no payment should be made to any individual.
When in doubt of the authenticity of a scholarship, contact the school or organisation in charge or the university commission in that country.
Other ways you can get information about scholarships include but are not limited to the following:
Most people may want to study outside their home country, which is really achievable if one sets his or her mind to it.
Most schools abroad offer scholarships to international students. When apply for scholarship for a school outside your home country kindly check if if there are any language exams to be taken or the need to be literate in any language and also enquire if there would be any exams to be taken such as SAT among others.
Before applying for a scholarship, be sure to read the requirements carefully. Kindly note the requirements.
Do read the requirements carefully to avoid wasting time on an application that you are not eligible for. You can keep track of your application by contacting the school or organisation in charge.
Most schools or organisations have a tracking system. It would not hurt to ask. In filling out the application for a scholarship, please ensure all information provided is correct and true.
Please do not give out incorrect information.
It is important when in doubt or not clear on any area when applying for a scholarship, do contact the school or organisation in charge.
Kindly do not assume. It it also important to ensure all documents get to the school or organisation well before the deadline. Many have lost scholarship opportunities due to late arrival of documents needed.
These are the basic information you would most likely need to get a scholarship. For any other information or clarification kindly contact the school or organisation.
Do not be scared to ask questions the more correct information you get the better. Correct Information is key. Getting a scholarship is very achievable. All the best and get that scholarship, I know you can.
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