There might be many reasons you want to join an English course. English language is a necessary prerequisite to a sound career in most countries. Students, especially from developing countries, can only find job opportunities in developed countries if they have good English communication skills.
A good score in an internationally recognized English test, such as TOEFL or IELTS can help you a lot in getting international student scholarships. English language tests are also necessary for students from developing countries in order to get admission in an international college. Moreover if you are applying for admission in an international college you might be required to join a course in English before starting your main course.
Scholarships for English language course are few but there are some institutes that will award you scholarships to study English. If you are from a developing country where English is not the native language, you should start your search by checking with local colleges and language institutes. You can also use Google search for your respective country to search for such institutes. British Council also run many English language programs in developing countries. You can search for such courses on their website www.britichcouncil.org
Students from developed countries can search for scholarships for English language courses over the scholarship search engines. These search engines will make the search more convenient by automatically searching for the required courses in your country. However students will generally find that there are only discounts in tuition fees available to them, as there are few scholarships to actually fund all your education costs.
Students may also check with English department of big colleges, they may be willing to offer a scholarship on request, if you can show that you have good academic background and financial need. Students can also apply for scholarships in countries where education is completely free for all, such as Sweden and Norway. These countries are the best place to study English language courses because these countries offer free education in all fields, however living costs are quite high in these countries.
Scholarships for English language courses are tough to find and there is much competition on the few scholarship programs that do provide aid to English language students, so if you find a scholarship that suits you requirement you should make the application with complete care. Make sure you fulfill all the requirements of the scholarship providers and make a complete application.