Scholarships are a great way to open the doors of huge opportunities for you. They don’t only make you a more recognized student and a potential candidate for future goals but also give you an amazing learning experience. There are many ways for you to study abroad. However, getting a scholarship is the most prestigious one. It requires good academic records and other credentials. Because, unlike self-paid admission methods, you have to compete for the position and prove that you are the best fit for that position

Here are the top scholarship opportunities that you as a Pakistani student can avail of.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Program

Erasmus is a very interesting scholarship program that offers many benefits to the selected candidates. The admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree good academic record, an English language test (with a really good score), recommendation letters, a very well-composed motivation letter, and other formalities of the application. It usually offers only master’s programs in a few selected fields.

The fun thing about Erasmus+ programs is that they are combined master’s degrees. This means you get to study at more than one university in more than one European country (usually two or three). Unlike other scholarship programs, this one is flexible in terms and conditions. After you complete your degree, you a get a two-year work permit. So, this is a great opportunity to start your career. It covers all the expenses, from tuition and living to food and travel. You can check the details on its official website.

Fulbright Scholarship

Fulbright is a very prestigious scholarship program that offers students from Pakistan to study at the best US universities. The admission requirements include the basic ones like the previous degree, English language test score, recommendation letters, personal statement essay, and a GRE test, etc. there are many other details in the application that have to be filled out. It offers both master’s and Ph.D. programs.

It also covers all the educational, living, and traveling expenses. However, it has strict rules and regulations that students have to live by. One of them is that you have to come back to your country to spend an equal duration of time in your home country. The details and the application dates can be found out on the website.

Chevening Scholarship Program

Chevening is also an esteemed scholarship program that gets you to study at the best universities in the UK. The process is highly competitive and requires an outstanding academic and career record.

The admission requirements are added with each year’s application. However, the basic ones remain the same as mentioned above except for the GRE (as it does not need that). You have to show a two years academic record to be considered for this scholarship. Covering all the educational and living expenses, this program also has a condition for you to spend an equal duration of time in your home country. The details of this scholarship program can be found here.

DAAD Scholarships

There are many funding opportunities under DAAD. However, the main DAAD scholarship for Pakistani students is an amazing program that benefits its scholars to a great extent.

It mostly covers German universities that offer high quality of education. The programs that it offers are limited and vary every year. Both research fundings and degree scholarship programs are offered under it. The requirements vary according to the degree or the funding that you are applying for.

It also requires you to show a two-year work experience as a requirement of acceptance. You have to show a high score in the English language test (IELTS or TOEFL) and a good academic record.

In some cases, you have to present a research proposal, too. Check out its details here.

MEXT Scholarship

MEXT offers scholarships to international students every year. It is a competitive scholarship program to study at one of the best Japanese universities. Offering multiple programs, it covers almost every area of study.

In terms of benefits, it is a great program that covers all kinds of studying, traveling, and residential requirements. Like the above scholarships, you have to provide proof of your English language skills through an authentic test. The application procedure is a little more complicated which you can check at its official website.

All the above-given programs are the top scholarships that you as a Pakistani student apply to. Whatever the program you select, make sure you start preparing for it before time and complete all the documents. Keep track of all the deadlines and start making a string profile from today.

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Ayesha Areej is a staff writer at The Academia Magazine

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