You must be feeling that acquiring a master’s degree is out of reach for you. Well, there are many students who think just like you because they are not aware of the masters scholarships available in the state and nation today. These scholarships are available for you on the basis of your academic level and the course of study that you have chosen. (more…)
Today’s world is, no doubt, a world of education and competition. Having the best qualification in your field can ensure a successful professional life. This is the main reason that most of the students aspire for acquiring a Master’s or PhD degree in their field. In today’s competitive world, having a bachelor degree is simply not enough especially if you belong to the field of science, technology, business, etc.
Anyone is free to dream of a great career. It is also evident to everyone that having a higher level degree will automatically provide him/her a competitive edge over the less qualified people and will help climb the corporate ladder easily.
The main problem that stands like a wall in the way of students who want to acquire a master degree is the availability of funds. Master’s degree programs cost a lot and the students really need to apply for one or more scholarships, grants or loans to help them pursue their dreams.
The good news is that there are special scholarships available for graduate students. These scholarships provide money specifically to fund Master’s degree, Doctorate programs, law degree or any other advance study endeavor. The money is provided usually by large corporations and companies. It may cover the partial financial requirements of the study tenure or can be enough to cover all the requirements.
Acquiring a Master’s scholarship can be a tough job sometimes because of the reason that most of the opportunities may not be advertised through proper channels and the opportunities tend to be associated with a particular subject or field only unlike the ‘broad spectrum’ scholarships of the lower levels. For these reasons most people get discouraged and many scholarship opportunities go unclaimed.
The secret here is that you can use this situation to your advantage. If a certain opportunity is difficult to find and you show some determination, you can very well avail it. There is a very good strategy to maximize your chances and that is to associate yourself with a company that has the ability to match your qualifications and needs to the opportunities available. In this regard you have two options. You can sign up with a company for a small fee which will collect your credentials and then a specialist from that company will make you aware of the opportunities available to you. The other option is that you can join with a company for a lesser amount of fee which will give you access to a searchable database through which you can find the appropriate opportunities.
A decade ago a bachelor degree was enough to build a respectable career but competition in job market has greatly increased ever since. Your career development can be seriously hindered if you do not have a postgraduate degree in your field. The study at postgraduate level is expensive too, and it is difficult for most of the students who may even be struggling to pay off the past students loans to pay for tuition fees at postgraduate level. In this article I will discuss the financial aid available to students from The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and some other organization.
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international program under which commonwealth governments offer financial aid to students from other common wealth countries. The participation of each country is organized by a national nominating agency. All member countries run their own scholarship programs, which generally offer scholarships to students at postgraduate level. United Kingdom offers scholarships for postgraduate study and Academic Fellowships for staff from universities of developing country. They also offer Professional Fellowships for mid-career professionals from developing countries. Complete information on all offered Masters Scholarships and requirements of the scholarship programs can be viewed on their website.
Philanthropic Educational Organization is a welfare organization that offers scholarships and student loans to postgraduate students.
Education Foundation For Women In Accounting and the Computing Research Association is an organization that offers scholarships to postgraduate female students in the field of computing and accounting.
MBA is a very popular degree among students joining postgraduate studies. Many organizations run scholarship programs specifically for students willing to join an MBA course. You can easily find hundreds of such programs advertised over the internet. Many universities and colleges, particularly in UK, offer special discounts to MBA students and other students joining a Maters course.
The organizations named in this article are mentioned only to highlight such opportunities, with little effort you will be able to find thousand of other programs that offer assistance to masters students. You should also search for scholarship programs run by government organizations in your home country. These scholarship programs may or may not be advertised on the internet so you will have to contact higher education regulatory bodies in your home country for complete information on these programs. Most of the governments of developing countries run these programs to promote quality education among their students.