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Find out tips to win a scholarship to study in USA in 2020

Getting enrolled to study in the USA is a dream which for many students in the developing world is out of reach. The processes involved are hectic and the tuition fee is way out of the reach of many. US universities are some of the best in the world with the 6 out of the best 10 Universities in the world all in the USA.

The country also however has a very costly tuition fee for its colleges. Average tuition cost for a four year degree can cost as much as $34,740. There are however many scholarships to help with this problem. these scholarships are offered to all students and are often fully funded. One of such scholarships is the Fulbright scholarship which is offered to over 4000 international students yearly from more than 160 different countries.

If you are thinking of studying in the USA under a fully funded scholarship such as the Fulbright Scholarship program here are some tips to help you win when you apply.

A. Choose a programme you qualify for

The Fulbright scholarship is complex as it has various categories. There are Fulbright scholarships available to students, scholars, professionals, teachers and for groups. It is important you determine the category your programme falls under and apply appropriately so that you don’t start so early on the wrong footing. If you are seeking to apply for a scholarship as a Master’s students, you would apply as a student and under that category apply under the Fulbright Foreign Students Programme. You can find all this information on the Fulbright website and other scholarship blogs.

B. Start on time

Start making inquiries about the scholarship on time and make sure you meet all the necessary requirements. Gather your documents and begin to compose your essay and other written documents required.

C. Choose the right country

The competitiveness of getting a Fulbright in each particular country is variable as each host country has it’s own set of criteria and review process. England is usually difficult as you have Rhodes and Marshall Scholarship applicants simultaneously throwing their name into the Fulbright hat. There are only a few positions in the well-known English-speaking countries. On the other hand, Germany has like 300 spots per year and would be more amenable to more engineering/science research projects. Look at the country description and see what previous projects have been successful. It is usually very easy to see whether your skill set lends well to the country’s particular research goals. Also make sure your language skills are up to part and if not, whether the Fulbright grant offers language courses. 

D. Write a compelling statement of purpose

Your statement of purpose declares why you should be an award recipient and why the scholarship board should invest all that fund in you. With thousands of applications to go through it is likely the readers of applications for the scholarship would likely want to make the work easier for themselves, one way they do that is to read your statement of grant purpose. For this reason you cannot afford to take your statement of grant likely. Your statement of purpose should be short and concise but thorough and appealing. It should answer questions like what the goals of the degree you seek are and how the scholarship could help you achieve these goals.

E. Write a good essay

Your statement of purpose declares why you should be an award recipient and why the scholarship board should invest all that fund in you. With thousands of applications to go through it is likely the readers of applications for the scholarship would likely want to make the work easier for themselves, one way they do that is to read your statement of grant purpose. For this reason you cannot afford to take your statement of grant likely. Your statement of purpose should be short and concise but thorough and appealing. It should answer questions like what the goals of the degree you seek are and how the scholarship could help you achieve these goals.

F. Your entire application should be coherent

This is a no brainer. Your entire application needs to be interconnected and relate to one another for your application to stand any chance. 

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