DON’T MISS THESE DEADLINES
Study abroad without burning a hole in your pocket. Check out these scholarships whose deadlines are fast approaching. By Shreya Gupta
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full- cost scholarships for students applying to the prestigious University of Cambridge. They are awarded to excellent international applicants to pursue a full- time postgraduate degree in any subject offered at the University of Cambridge. Since the Gates Cambridge scholarship is known for being highly competitive, students are advised to apply well in advance. 90 scholarships are awarded to students annually. Applications are considered if the student is applying to pursue any of the full- time residential courses of study in PhD ( three year research- only degree), MSc or MLitt ( two year research- only degree) or a one year postgraduate course in MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma and MBA courses. A Gates Cambridge scholarship will cover all costs of studying at the University of Cambridge.
Eligibility Students require GRADSAF application form which includes a Gates Cambridge section, academic transcripts, 2 academic references and 1 personal reference. The applicants may also be asked to submit a research proposal, an example of your written work and a GRE/ GMAT score.
How to apply Applicants are required to apply for both the scholarship and admission to their chosen postgraduate course at the University of Cambridge via the Graduate Admissions Office, using the GRADSAF form and supporting documents. Applicants must apply to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the same time using the same application pack.
Deadline December 3, 2013
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
International Student Scholarship
Penn State University offers a generous scholarship to international graduate students in their first year of study who are enrolled in a full- time course at the Penn State University’s Greater Allegheny campus. This competitive merit- based scholarship will help cover the full time tution costs for international students. The scholarship worth $ 2,000 is awarded to 15 students. Penn State is a 150year- old university which also happens to be Pennsylvania’s only land- grant university. It has often been ranked amongst the best universities in the world. In 2013, Penn State ranked at number 50 in the Center for World University Rankings. It was also awarded the Best Children’s Hospital by the US News & World Report for 2013- 14. Penn State is also known for it’s excellent online education. It’s online World Campus graduated its first students in 2,000 and now enrolls more than 10,000 students each year. In the US News & World Report’s 2013 Best Online Education Programme Rankings, Penn State World Campus ranked in the top 25 for both its online undergraduate and graduate programmes.
Eligibility Eligible applicants must apply to study at Penn State University and should be in their first year. This award is not renewable and cannot be used at any other campus.
How to apply All information about how to apply for the Penn State University international student scholarship is available on the university’s website. All applications will be accepted only through online submissions.
Deadline January 30, 2014
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN THE UK
The Hornby Scholarship covers full tuition fees for a student pursuing a one- year full- time master's degree in any related subject to English Language Teaching ( ELT) in the UK. Established in 1961 by A. S. Hornby who authored the first Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, the A S Hornby Educational Trust seeks to provide support to English language specialists, such as senior teachers, teacher- trainers, inspectors and material writers.
Eligibility Applicants should have successfully completed an undergraduate degree course. It is mandatory for them to have at least 5 years’ hands- on experience as an English language teacher and have been involved in some sort of developmental work as trainers or managers. Along with this, applicants also need to give evidence that they have an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 in any of the categories, or a corresponding score in a different English language certificate exam like TOEFL or TOEIC.
How to apply The applicants are required to fill and submit the Hornby scholarship form which can be found online on the British Council website.
Deadline January 2014
CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS UK Scholarships for International Students
Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ( FCO) and partner organisations in the UK, the Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme. Outstanding students with leadership qualities , high academic potential and communications skills are awarded this scholarship. Typically, most of the awards are for a year long masters degree. Chevening Scholarships cover a student’s tuition fees and a living allowance at a set rate for one individual. In addition to this students are also provided economy class return airfare to the UK as well as additional grants. Some of the scholarships offered cover a partial amount of the cost of studying in the UK. For instance, tuition fees only or allowances only.
Eligibility To be considered for a Chevening Scholarship the applicant is required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 ( with a minimum score in each component of Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5, Speaking - 5.5, Writing - 5.5), a PTE Academic score of 58 or a TOEFL: score of 79. .
How to apply Application forms are available online from the month of October. Deadline
Website www. chevening. org