If you have been applying to several scholarships without luck, maybe you should consider changing your tactics.
Of course, it’s not wise to continue to do things the same way and expect a different result. That’s thoughtful of Einstein, you know. 🙂
But away from that, you shouldn’t give up yet. Good that you’ve identified a problem. Now is the time to tackle it.
The point is, there’s just something you’re not doing right in a bid to win a scholarship to study abroad. And not looking beyond is most likely one of them.
How do I mean?
This is it: in your several applications to scholarship abroad, you’ve clung so tightly to schools only in the UK and the US like a leech you don’t know other avenues exist. Right?
Well, that’s not a smart move.
Smart scholarship applicants Iike Adebayo Afuape understand how it really works. That’s why he broadened his horizon, looked beyond and guess what? He landed himself a scholarship to study in Belgium, a fully funded one.
The question is, why stubbornly restrict your application to certain parts of the world where the competition is almost always unbearable when you could easily save yourself the stress and resources by applying to schools in countries where your chances of winning are high?
Well, it’s never too late to make a move. Already armed with the smart ways of winning a scholarship, you should consider extending your application to other European countries such as Belgium.
If you didn’t know, Belgium has as much as eight of its universities featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017.
And when we talk of scholarship opportunities, a great number of Schools in Belgium have them in abundance and they are mostly fully funded. That’s not to talk of their sophisticated, modern learning facilities and study-friendly environments.
Enough. Let’s now look at some of those documents you must have in order to successfully apply for a scholarship in a school in Belgium.
To study in Belgium you’ll need to provide…
- Transcripts from your tertiary institution
- A copy of your international passport
- Your high school results certificate (if you’re in Nigeria your WAEC and/or NECO)
- Your CV in Europass format
- Letter of recommendation from two of your referees
- Your notification of results
- An employer letter stating clearly that you’ll return home upon completing your studies in Belgium
- Your test score for IELTS
- Personal Statement
- And of course your scholarship application form
Bored? Tired? Sick of your consistent regret mail regarding your scholarship applications despite your efforts and resources? There’s a way out. Try look elsewhere, say, Belgium and you might be lucky to be considered for a place in some of the universities there. And that too would be a dream come true, wouldn’t it?
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