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Fully Funded Scholarships for Higher Education

Pursuing higher education abroad has always been a demanding and stimulating experience — it affects student’s career as well as relations that they develop and expand over time. The diversity in language, technologies, environment and course structure etc of foreign countries attracts the native students to have an educational experience in abroad. Each year many students emigrate to foreign countries like US, UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia etc. This results in the development of the country and enrichment of the students’ professional education career.

International experience is seriously essential in the educational and career advancement of students but it can also require a considerable monetary investment. Students often make out that study abroad to be more expensive than it is. Many private and government organizations provide various types of grants, aids and funds to pursue further studies. Scholarship has become the most prominent financial assistance which is used to get education especially higher education.

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Fully funded scholarships cover College fees and amount towards maintenance. Sometimes tuition, housing and all type of expenses. Some organizations pay tuition fees and they give stipend, which should cover your basic living expenses. Basically fully funding covers the tuition fee with some aid.

Scholarships play a vital role in education sector and help the students in need to remain in the race of higher studies.

Scholarships are both need and merit based. Scholarships are partially and fully funded too. Fully funded tuition scholarships based on incomparable excellence and talent for professional careers.

Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia (EMEA) Scholarship Programme: It’s a fully funded scholarship programme open to nationals in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan who want to learn or work at one of the European partner universities. EMEA is a scholarship programme for students of all levels as undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral and also for university staff to attain positions academically and administratively. The financial support is  by the European Commission. The next application round is between October 15 and December 1, 2012, if the project receives further funding. The information will be updated in August 2012.  http://www.emeuropeasia.org/

Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad Program (United States) : U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program. It offers full scholarships for up to one academic year to live and study abroad in countries with significant Muslim populations. It is for recent graduates and American high school students in the U.S. Host countries are Bosnia & Herzegovina , Egypt , Ghana , India , Indonesia , Mali (semester only), Malaysia, Morocco , Oman , Thailand , Turkey  . Scholarships cover expenses for program fees, pre-departure and arrival orientations in Washington DC, secondary health insurance, and ensure careful placement with host families that, like you, are eager to share themselves with the world. 55 American students will travel overseas during the school year  2012/13. http://yesprograms.org/yesabroad

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program : Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master ’s and Ph.D. students. The institutes provide fully-funded group-based thorough language lessons and structured cultural enhancement practices for seven to ten weeks. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken. http://clscholarship.org/

Marshall Scholarship: Most prominent award for undergraduates of America. It provides two fully-funded years of study at any university in the UK, with a possible third-year extension in any field of study. Approximately 40 Scholars are selected each year.  http://nationalscholarships.syr.edu/_awardpages/MarshallScholarship.html

Chilean Bicentennial Fund Scholarships: According to the agreement between Universities Australia and the Government of the Republic of Chile established in July 2008 up to 500 fully funded Chilean PhD and Masters students each year to study in Australian universities over the next five to ten years. http://www.international.utas.edu.au/static/scholarships/chilean-bicentennial-fund.php

Some other scholarships are in this queue as Westminster International Scholarships, Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program, Government of Ireland Fully Funded Scholarships for India and U.S. Diversity Fellowship etc.

International Education offers international views and perceptions that boost the education of students who are campus bound, in pursuit of an on-line degree or who have the chance to explore cultures and foreign languages through learning abroad. All students benefit from an education that includes global concepts regardless of their choice of major or future career goals.

In the global personnel, worldwide education prepares students to work and live with greater success and purpose. In brief, international education helps us to see outside of our own lives and realize that many perspectives, talents and hues create a more interesting world. Funds especially fully funding acts as a boon for those who want to spend some time studying abroad.

Megha Johari


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