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.