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Study Abroad

When you are planning to study abroad, the first major thing, which pops out would be ‘How am I going to arrange for the money for my studies?’ Well, I don’t think, it would be a serious problem to worry at the current situation with the availability of numerous options, such as loans; scholarships opportunities; financial aid programs, etc. Every university has a separate scheme for scholarships and financial aid programs. If you are a student, who is receiving scholarship options currently for your education, then in most of the cases, it should be easy for you to extend the options for your abroad studies too; it depends upon the institutions, where you are undergoing your studies. Some of the important steps to check the scholarships options for your abroad studies are listed here:
  • First, check with the colleges/universities/business schools in the abroad countries, where you ought to pursue your education/higher education. You would be having a list of colleges for your abroad studies; first and foremost, go through their websites, thoroughly! Most of the colleges do have an option of chatting with the online advisors, regarding the details of the courses. Hence, use such opportunities to understand the scholarship and financial aid choices that are available to you!
  • The universities also provide you with the information and links of the banks with whom, they are associated with! This would in turn help you finding the alternatives.
  • Check out all the governmental scholarship options available in other countries for abroad studies. Nowadays, there are many governments; governmental aided organizations, offering such preferences; for example, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a governmental organization and is offering funding options to students; researchers; and others wishing to undergo higher education, from and to Germany. You would probably fall into the ‘International Students’ category, regarding these opportunities!
  • Nowadays, many private organizations; foundations; corporations; and civic groups… are offering the scholarship programs, overseas studies, as means of service to the students of their countries; it would be really worthy enough of contacting such kind of organizations that are located, nearby to your locality. For example, organizations like, the Coco-Cola foundations; Chrysler Corporation; Amoco… are offering such funding options. Likewise, you could also approach such kind of private organizations in your home town or near you place… as these organizations have started such funding opportunities on the basis of goodwill!
  • Try to chat with the alumni of the universities, if possible. This would really help you in deciding about the funding options; mostly check for your own country people, who would be studying in the universities, as they would have faced similar kind of situations during their journey on the same.
  • Browse through all the options available around you; you may finalize such options by networking with your friends, seniors, alumni… ; or, you may also browse through the internet and search for many more options, but in any case, depend on the trustable sources.
I would say that it would be really better to work on the scholarship options available to you via the universities, as it would be easy and trustable. Next important option would be to choose the public and governmental banks for your financial aid programs, rather going for the private banks options; it would always be better, to figure out the financial aid programs too, as an alternative method to the scholarship opportunities.