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Things to Prepare before Applying a Scholarship

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by Damry, University of Tadulako, Indonesia

Getting a scholarship for an overseas study is a competitive process. This is because many people like you want the scholarship, but not all can be awarded. The cholarship money is simply not enough to fund all at once. Also, the scholarship providers want to ensure that only the best, well prepared applicants are selected and so the money is spent rightly and efficiently to what it is intended for. So, you have to be a winner!

Lots of people have won scholarship. You hear this every time. But how have they done this good job? Are they luckier or more superior or intelligent than others? No, they are not! If you ask them about the winning secrets are, they may simply give you the following lists: things to prepare or consider before applying a scholarship.

Academic certificate and transcript
Soon after graduation, do not wait. Obtain your original academic certificate and transcript, and make some copies of them. You need to certify them and, remember, that people at university are some times going somewhere when you need their signatures. More importantly, you need to translate both your academic certificate and transcript. Check around, there maybe some people have done the same. This will ease the task. If not, they are yours anyway. When you are done, it is wise to get other people to see them. They may give you valuable inputs, even correcting misspelled course names. Again, you need signatures of dean and rector on the translated version of your academic certificate and record.

Research proposal
You need to decide earlier which study route you are going to undertake – course or research or both. If you prefer a course-based study, you do not need a proposal. But if you are going to do a research, you definitely need a research proposal.

Good research proposal require time and energy to construct. So it is always better to prepare it earlier. Basically, the proposal will not be much different to the one you have done previously in your research as part of your undergraduate study. This will include background, objective, problems or questions to answer, hypothesis, methodology, and references. These are the essences of a proposal.

When you are done with those basic requirements, ask suggestions from others. When the application is open, check if the scholarship provider requires a bit more to what you have prepared.

Letter from intended university and supervisors
Download application form from the university website and fill it before send it back to the university. The university will respond you and issue you with a letter of acceptance. You may indicate in the form that you will begin your study next year, waiting for a scholarship which you are now struggling for. Most likely they will issue you with a conditional acceptance. They will keep reissuing this until you succeed with your scholarship application.

While your are in the website, go to your targeted department or school to find your potential supervisor. Even, this needs to be done first before filling in a admission form. The reason you will not studying in this university unless you have got an academic staff willing to supervise you. So get their email address, and make contacts with them. In the first time, you just need to introduce yourself, mention your academic background and your research proposal, and ask if he/she is available to supervise you. If they are busy because there are many students already under their responsibilities, don’t panic. Ask him/her if they know people around there who are still able to take additional students.

The good with the letter from university and supervisor when you have them at hand is that you can attach them to your application form and present them to the interviewers. These letters will increase your chances of winning the scholarship because the interviewers will so impressed that you are better prepared and have taken more advanced steps compared to other candidates.

For those who are married, this must not be overlooked. Not all scholarship providers allow you to bring family members (spouse and children) with you. The majority is yes, but you need to ensure whether additional funds for family members are available or not. If not, this means you have to be prepared to fund them yourself. Even if they do provide additional funds for family members, there are always cost to be funded using your own money. This is because the scholarship, usually, will only fund basic needs such living expenses, health insurance, health clearance before departure and visa. Other than these such as cost of transportation – international or domestic – are usually not covered and so funds for these have to be prepared.

More need to think if your spouse is working, especially if it is in a government institution or department. Will she be allowed to go with you or not? If, how are you going to overcome this. A discusion with spouse is needed here.

If you are currently working, you need to check if your employer support you for a further study or not. If yes, it will allow you to go and may provide you with financial supports as well. Generally, government bodies support for human resource development of their employees and so this is not usually a problem for public servants. This is not the case for private enterprises, so many candidates working in these commercial bodies have had to maka a tough decision.

Health status is another consideration for successfully obtaining a scholarship. Some people are fail or at least postponed to start their study because of health problems. So, if you intend to apply for a scholarship, keep practicing those healthy habits. Most scholarship providers will provide a health insurance to their awardees, but you need to make sure about what all this insurance covers. Does it cover dental and eyes-related health problems? If it not, then it is cheaper for example going to a dental practitioner or buying glasses here than there.

Driving license
It is advantageous to have a car there, not only to support your daily academic activities but also for your leisures. This is especially true if you are going there with your family members. But to do this, you need to have a valid license. Check with the scholarship or with experienced people whether a foreign license can be used in the intended country or not. This include different policies from one state to another. If students are allowed to use a foreign license, get one here or revalidate your old one. Obtaining a driving license there is expensive and time demanding.

So, these are things that you may prepare or consider before applying a scholarship. Remember that a good preparation equals to halfway through the whole process. Be prepared and win the scholarship!

Here are some scholarship information.

  1. AIT Scholarships
  2. ADB – Japan Scholarship
  3. ASEAN Research Scholars (Singapore)
  4. Asia Pacific Leadership Program
  5. Asian youth fellowship (AYF), Japan
  6. Asian Scholarship Foundation
  7. Australian Development Scholarship (ADS)
  8. Australian Leadership Awards (ALA)
  9. Australian National University Scholarship
  10. Australian Regional Development Scholarship
  11. Australian Postgraduate Research Award
  12. Boston College Presidential Scholars Program
  13. British Council
  14. BrokeScholar
  15. Cambodian Mekong University Scholarship (Cambodia)
  16. Cambodia-Peace scholarship program, Australia
  17. Cambodian art & scholarship foundation
  18. Carnegie Mellon University-AusAID Scholarship
  19. Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering
  20. Charles Sturt University Scholarship (Australia)
  21. Chevening Scholarships
  22. Chiang Mai University-Fellowships
  23. CIDA Fellowships
  24. College Board’s FUND FINDER
  25. CollegeData
  26. Collegenet Scholarships
  27. CollegeView
  28. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowships Plan
  29. DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
  30. David W. Miller Award for Student Journalists
  31. Doctor of Philosophy Scholarship
  32. e8 Masters and Post-Doctoral Program Scholarship
  33. Educational exchange, USA
  34. Endeavour Postgraduate Awards (Australia)

  35. Eiffel Scholarship for Master and PhD
  36. Fellows with Asia Research Institute
  37. Fellowship for Visiting Scholars at Kyoto University
  38. Fellowship Listing at Yale University
  39. Fellowships at Chiang Mai University
  40. Ford Foundation Fellowships
  41. Fulbright Scholarships
  42. Gilman International Scholarship Program
  43. GRIPS, Japan
  44. Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources
  45. Humphrey fellowship, USA
  46. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  47. International Development Scholarship
  48. Japan Scholarship
  49. Japan/World Bank Scholarship
  50. JICE scholarships (JDS), Japan
  51. KAAD Scholarships
  52. Kampot Cement scholarship, Thailand
  53. KAUST Discovery Scholarship
  54. Malaysian International Scholarship for Masters and PhD
  55. Malaysia Scholarship
  56. Master in Public Administration Scholarship
  57. Master in Public Policy Scholarship
  58. Masters/PhD Scholarship at National University of Ireland
  59. MBA scholarships at Queensland University of Technology
  60. Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program
  61. Micron Scholarship (Singapore)
  62. Monbukagakusho, Japan
  63. Morehead State University scholarship
  64. MTCP Scholarship for Masters and PhD
  65. NACME, Inc.
  66. NACM Scholarship in Finance
  67. NAFSA Grants and Scholarships
  68. National Security Education Program (NSEP)
  69. Netherlands and AIT Scholarships
  70. Netherlands Scholarships
  71. New Mexico’s Honors Scholarship
  72. New Zealand Scholarships
  73. New Zealand development scholarships (NZAID)
  74. NextStudent
  75. Niagara University Honors Scholarship
  76. Nightingale
  77. Niseth Khmer Scholarship
  78. Norway Scholarships
  79. Norwegian MoFA Scholarships
  80. OAS Scholarships
  81. Peterson’s Award Database
  82. PETRONAS Scholarship (Malaysia)
  83. Ph.D at The Life Science Zurich Graduate School
  84. PhD Research Scholarships, NUS
  85. Postdoctoral Fellowships – Singapore
  86. Presidential Scholarship
  87. Ramapo Scholarship
  88. Researchers at Walailak University
  89. Researchers at Walailak University
  90. ScholarshipExperts
  91. Scholarships.com LLC
  92. Sida Scholarships
  93. Society for Software Quality, Grant-In-Aid Essay Contest
  94. Society of Yeager Scholars
  95. Southwestern Michigan Scholarship
  96. Star Online Scholarship Program
  97. The Abe Fellowship Program(0901)
  98. The College of Medicine Scholarships Scholarship
  99. The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
  100. The Dorothy Lemelson Scholarship
  101. The ENS Lyon scholarships
  102. The Netherlands Fellowship
  103. The University of California Scholarship
  104. The University of South Carolina Scholarship
  105. THE-ICE Scholarship for Master, Bachelor and Diploma
  106. Troy University Scholarship
  107. Tylenol Scholarship
  108. UCR Scholarship
  109. Undergraduate Computational Science Award Program (UGCSA)
  110. University of Bedfordshire scholarships for Cambodian students, UK
  111. University of Detroit Mercy Scholarship
  112. University of Melbourne Scholarship
  113. Wake Forest University
  114. Warner Pacific Scholarship
  115. Warren L. Davis Scholarship
  116. Young Muslim Scholarship

Scholarship Tips

1.How to Find Money for College Education

2.Scholarship Search Engine

3.Winning the Scholarship Award

4.Things to Prepare Before Applying a Scholarship

5.How to Write a Research Proposal-1

6.How to write a research proposal-2

7.How to write a structured essay

8.How to Write a Motivation Letter

9.How to Write a Cover Letter

10.How to write a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

11.Personal Statement Writing Tips

12.Writing Your Statement of Purpose for Grad School

13.Sample Statement of Purpose

14.Essay Writing Sample – Public Health Student Essay

15.Essay Writing Sample – The Engineering Student

16.Essay Writing Sample – The Environmental Studies Student

17.How To Write A Winning Scholarship Essay

18.How to Make The Most of Your Letter of Recommendation

19.Top Ten Tips for Winning Scholarship Applications

20.Top Ten Mistakes Made on Scholarship Applications

21.Scholarship Applications that Win!

22.Essential Elements for Scholarship Applications

23.To Be Good Candidate

24. Characteristics of a Successful Scholarship Holder

25.Top Ten Mistakes Made on Scholarship Applications

26.Top Ten Tips for Winning Scholarship Applications

27. Scholarship Applications that Win

28. 5 Essential Elements of a Great Scholarship Application

29. How to Write a Research Proposal

56 thoughts on “SCHOLARSHIP

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    • I am Mab,thank you so much.I think it is easier,if we share publicely.No more who know this.Second some of them have no will to continue to oversea,some do not know value of studying.Your promotion not large.Third No one puss them,getting scholarship is not easy.But for me,I think it is very good and I always dream how can I get the scholarship to more famous that related to UN and then share my knowlegde to my cambodian to make development and be peaceful also,thank you so much.See you next time.

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  3. Thank for information.

  4. hi my dearest friend,

    congratulations!! you must have worked so hard to win that scholarship because it is deserved only for the one who is acadamically outstanding. And you are the one.

    thanks for your imformative and useful web site by which i can find as many scholarship sites consolidated by you.

    with ll the best to you, your son, your wife and in particular your PHD research.


  5. thanks a lot for your information!

  6. i hope i can win a schorlarship

    thank for your information

  7. Dear Seangnay,

    Of course, if you do it, your dream will come true. My advice to you about scholarship is prepare yourself to fulfill the requirements of a scholarship (you can browse from the 118 Links above) your chance will come.

    All the best,


  8. I believe that we will get the scholarship. but now we must prepare our capacity. Even I hope one day I can do it… I believe that.

  9. Hi Chamroeun,

    Today, I am interested in applying for ADB JP scholarship. But I never learn to write the essay. Is anything information help me.


  10. Dear Bunhoeunt,

    Here is a good place to learn How to Write a Scholarship Essay

    Best wishes,


  11. Could u tell me how to upload my web to your interesting web?

    Hope to hearing from u.

    Warmest regards,


  12. Thanks for showing us how to get scholarships. I think that Cambodian students need to visit your web and i want to show it to all my friends.
    Best wishes,
    CMU Student

  13. Teacher, can you show me about how to get scholarship to study abroad. I right now study two university at RULE and CMU so i want to reply some country to continue my studying.

    I don’t know website and how to prepare myself before go thought interview and how to get this chance to study somewhere.

    Thank you.
    from your old student study at HU101 group evening

  14. I am proud of you man!
    Keep shaping your heart and soul. Making the best use of your time in ANU.
    Back with the idea of love and kind.

    if free, check this web and contribute.


  15. Hello Teacher!

    How are you? how about your feeling when you stay in that country. And how about environments in there ?

    Congratulations Teacher for your wining that scholarship !
    I would like to have a good day like you but my English Languages go far away from you.
    I don’t know how can get it?

    Good Luck!

    Sopheap, CMU

  16. Thank you for sharing the useful information.
    It in very good.


  17. Dear Chanroeun,
    I’m very interested in this blog, i was trying to click the link to Fullbright scholarship but it was not working. Can you please kindly send me the link? Thank you very much in advance.
    Have a nice day,

  18. Today, i try again, and it works, thanks anyway.

  19. to prepare to a scholarship, you must not overlook English test! English is not our mother tongue, most [99% of] scholarship require that we have IELTS or TOEFL score, in order to prove our English ability….
    Just a thought,

    Malis 😀

  20. to prepare for* a scholarship,,

  21. Great Information. . . .

  22. Thanks so much for these tips on how to apply for a scholarship. I will definately win this scholarship

  23. Dear Bong Chamroeun,

    I am Leapcheang, 26, from Kampong Cham province.

    I found it very interesting with your blog with the schoolarship information and your background, because I am finding information about schoolarship for my sister who graduated Bac II. I think your blog is great.
    I don’t know wether there is some sites I can subscribe to get the information about schoolarship for Cambodian for Bachelor degree. Could you tell me if it have.

    Many thanks,

  24. Hello!.. I have already graduated my bachelor degree and I really want to pursue master degree abroad… I want to get a scholarship.. Could you please tell where to get it. I just want to clarify that I am Muslim… So Do know any scholarship for Young Muslim?


  25. i am Kang Chanthearith. i’m a freshman in RUPP. i really don’t know more before about scholarship. now i want to join in your group. i’m looking forward to meeting you.

  26. I think this is the useful information for all university student who want to study abroad.

    Thank you very much for you sharing these.
    Best wishes!!!!!

  27. It is such a beneficial and wonderful for me to realize about this info. from my friend, Theng, Num classmate. Finally, i would like to express my gratitude and thankfulness for him.

  28. I am happy to read an article as informative as this. I have my two, enthusiastic thumbs up for you for sharing something like this. The article certainly manages to provide almost all information from beginning to end. The goodness and generosity of the article even extend up to multiple scholarship information and tips. This is a genius way to help those people who go through the very competitive scholarship finder process. I agree with most of the thoughts in the article that it is always best to seek help and assistance from other people. For me, there is nothing wrong with asking questions because it is where we learn.

  29. This post is a hundred percent job well done. I love to read informative articles like this. This truly deserves multifarious praises as its goodness to provide more than enough information is amazing. With the hundreds of scholarships and scholarship tips provided in this post, the scholarship finder process seems to be a whole lot easier than ever. This one is certainly worth sharing as it is an excellent source of scholarship information. Almost everything you need to know about scholarship application is here. The article even possesses a lot of good points. This is indeed worthy of five shining stars.

  30. please tell me how to get high knowlauge of english

  31. Dear sir,
    Thank so much. Could you tell me and attach to me about the scholarship of information for getting study in abroad. now i graduated from the Royal university of Agriculture and my a major is agronomist science. so now i want to continue to study master degree in abroad. i will confirm that,
    I researched on internet and saw this website. i think that it is good to me that i knew.
    how can i apply for this scholarship ?
    Wish you successful in your work.
    With my best regards.

  32. Dear sir,
    Thank so much. Could you tell me and attach to me about the scholarship of information for getting study in abroad. now i graduated from the AEU and my a major is Accounting.and had studies Rural Development at CSUK at Preveng Province. so now i want to continue to study master degree of Rural Development in abroad. i will confirm that,
    I researched on internet and saw this website. i think that it is good to me that i knew.
    how can i apply for this scholarship ?
    Wish you successful in your work.
    With my best regards.

    my Phone Nubmer: 012623181/086 30 99 77

  33. Dear sir,
    Thank so much. Could you tell me and attach to me about the scholarship of information for getting study in abroad. now i graduated from the AEU and my a major is Accounting.and had studies Rural Development at CSUK at Preveng Province. so now i want to continue to study master degree of Rural Development in abroad and I wnat to work at korean because I study korean one year ago. i will confirm that,
    I researched on internet and saw this website. i think that it is good to me that i knew.
    how can i apply for this scholarship ?
    Wish you successful in your work.
    With my best regards.

    my Phone Nubmer: 012623181/086 30 99 77

  34. It is a useful blog,thank for taking your time to do it cos it is useful for young people.

    I hope if we have chance we can meet together,bong.

    Kind Regard,
    Pheng Saochheng

  35. Dear Teacher,

    My name Nav Chantha, I hope you know me.

    I would like to write the research proposal to some universities and colleges or other organizations that grant on this. Could you show me the linked websites? I found that your website it is mostly scholarship. Maybe it fit too me however i try.

    Best regards,


  36. Hello! My name is Heng Yanoy. I am a Student (female) in college in battambang city of Cambodia. I want a scholarship to Australia very much, i want to study there to get the knowledges for developing my country especialy in the countryside. I hope i will get it.
    with my best regards,

  37. So I’m 22 and my boyfriend is 24. We’ve known each other since we met last year when I was studying abroad in Nepal (he is from Nepal). But since I live in the U.S. we are basically in a long distance relationship.

    Since coming back to the U.S. to finish my college education he’s asked me about 5 different times for money. Usually the amounts are in the $100-$300s. He tells me what he needs the money for and they are all for good, worthy things (such paying for rent, medicine for his sick father, medical check-ups–(he doesn’t have health insurance) and I believe him because I know the kind of person he is. I know for sure that he really is a good person with good intentions. We both know our love for each other is real and I know I can trust him with what he’s doing with the money, so therefore, I am always willing to help him.

    However, I also did just graduate from college a few months ago and I still don’t have a job even though I’ve been trying my hardest every day to find one. So since I don’t have a job and I also have thousands of dollars worth of student loans to pay back, I’m not exactly in the position to be the provider of money to someone right now (other than myself). I moved back in with my parents so that helps with living expenses but I still have no more than $1000 in my account and I am trying to save it up for grad school and my own apartment. My boyfriend knows my situation and he understands but he still has many of his own problems.

    So just yesterday my boyfriend has asked me for money again but this time I feel really uncomfortable about giving it. He’s asked me for money so many times before but he’s only told me he’d be able to pay me back only about once. I don’t know for sure that he will be able to pay me back all of what I gave him someday (which to date is a little more than $1,000). He also doesn’t have a job himself right now and what he earns from being a trekking guide is very little anyway. I’ve tried to help him with finding jobs but with no luck either. Most of his family and other people he knows don’t have much money so he really doesn’t have others he can turn also. Since I’m not even in the same country as him there’s only so much I can do too. I really feel that I should help him because he needs me (basically to stay alive) but at the same time my own resources are starting to run dry. If I don’t give him money though, then I’ll feel guilty because he might not even have enough money to buy food. And of course I don’t want him to starve to death! (His situation really is that serious).

    I don’t know what to do!!! I just don’t want to be someone’s money machine and be taken advantage of, but at the same time I want to help someone I really love. This is giving me so much stress. WHAT DO I DO?

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  49. Awesome article! From my own experience I had never believed in such winnings before friend of mine has won a scholarship to study in Britain (here is a link to her awarding with video https://www.educatetheplanet.world/winners/madina-urdobayeva/) The main thing is to believe in yourself ! Make motivational video, send it and win!

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