Applying abroad and getting a scholarship is everyone’s dream. Is it your dream too? If you want to study at some world-class university with a scholarship, you should start working for it well before applying. This article is about what measures you should take during your degree if you want to apply for a scholarship at the end. 

Your CGPA 

CGPA does matter when it comes to applying abroad. There is nothing else that can serve as proof of your commitment to studies and your academic excellence. So, scores mean a lot when filling out applications for international scholarships or admissions. If you have a plan to apply abroad in the future, it is better to work hard for your CGPA instead of regretting later. Your commitment to your studies can get you admission to the world’s best place and on the best scholarships. Thus, don’t take your grades lightly.  

Your career profile 

Your profile tells a lot about your seriousness for the field of study. Get some experience before the degree ends if you don’t want to wait for another year after your degree before applying. Do some internships or volunteer work. When writing your personal statement, you will need to have experiences and inspirations from your life events. Also, you will need to explain why you are the right person for this program. Here is where your profile will help you to explain and them to understand your potential. 

Your personal skills 

Developing personal skills is also very important. When you fill out an application for an international scholarship, there are a lot of sections that test your abilities and your personality. So, your personal skills are also being judged. Join some co-curricular activities to groom your personality. Yes, they help a lot in enhancing your exposure and learning new skills like debating, writing, dramatics, etc. You get to meet different people and know the things that you otherwise do not get a chance to know. Thus, spend some time on your personal growth. This is all that university life is for after all.  

Your English language skills

You have to give an English language test to go abroad. Moreover, your English writing skills will be judged at various points in an application too. So, start working on your English language skills from the start of your degree. You do not want to regret it in the end because this cannot be learned in like a week or a month. You need to give time and due consideration to it for a long period that can be years. 

The right inspiration in your life

Finding the right inspiration in your life is very important if you want to apply for a scholarship abroad. This is something that nobody will tell you. You cannot write about yourself or your life journey if you don’t know what inspired you to become who you are. That can be a person, an idea, a skill, a philosophy, some subjects, some life experiences, or anything. Involve yourself in different experiences to know about your inspiration so that your application has the right impact.

Research projects and thesis 

Research projects and thesis are very important in determining your academic skills. Learn everything about it and do it with all your passion. This will also help you in getting a job and in your further studies. 

Emphasis on the relevant subjects 

If you have decided what you want to study in your master’s or Ph.D., you should start working on that very subject. Not only that the overall scores matter but scores in the subjects that are related to or are close to what you are applying for are also checked. Thus, every individual subject and every small effort matters. You will thank yourself in the end if you start doing all of this before. Good luck with your endeavors!

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Ayesha Areej is a staff writer at The Academia Magazine

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