Studying in a country away from home country is a very rewarding yet a bit scary experience. It gives the students the opportunity to meet people from different cultures and origins, which greatly contribute to his or her experience. Studying at an international college is interesting but expensive as well. Most of the students who want to study abroad are unable to find resources to fund their studies. There are scholarships for international students that can help them finance their studies. In this article we will discuss some opportunities available to students planning to study in United Kingdom.
Studying at United Kingdom is quite expensive and you will also have to show that you have the resource to fund your studies and living costs before you are granted a visa to study in United Kingdom.
Each applicant must show that he has funds to pay for his living costs for at least 9 months if the course duration is longer than 9 months and for the complete duration of course if the course is shorter than 9 months. The living costs are estimated to be 600 pound per month for students who are planning to join a university or college outside London and about 750 pound for students joining a course inside London. Students will also be required to show that they are able to pay tuition fees that is outstanding, any amount of scholarship can be deducted from the amount of funds you are required to show.
You can use scholarship search sites to search for scholarship for international students in United Kingdom. A lot of universities offer good financial aids to students coming to United Kingdom for study. Many universities also offer a guaranteed discount of 10% to 30% to every student joining a specified course; such scholarships can help you a bit in financing your studies. The following organizations also offer scholarships to international students.
Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS) offers scholarships to candidates joining a research degree on the bases of academic merit and research abilities. The scheme is funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
Royal Society Fellowships offers scholarships to postdoctoral scientists to attract them to research in UK laboratories.
British Chevening Scholarships offer part or full financial aid to students joining post graduate courses.
In addition to above mentioned organizations you can find hundreds of other organizations with little effort that offer financial aid to international students.