What is a Scholarship?
It is defined as “a grant or payment made to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement” (Oxford Dictionary).
What does it mean to be an International Student?
An International student is anyone who leaves his or her home country and travel to another country under the status of a “non-immigrant” visitors to temporarily undertake studies in any field of their choice on campus or they could also do so virtually from any part of the world.
Studying the UK
Many people aspire to study in famous UK Universities like Oxford and Cambridge, but have little or no financial capacity to do so. It is true that the UK provides some of the best higher education in the world, however, this does not come cheap. Therefore, for students from low income back grounds, scholarships can be the best route to these excellent opportunities.
The United Kingdom government is known for its generous scholarships, bursaries and financial support to students from developing countries. To know if your country is a beneficiary to these scholarships, you should visit The UK’s council for development affairs https://ukcisa.org.uk/…..
It is important to note that 90% of the programmes require English test score, particular for non English speaking countries.
You may also have to find have identified and applied to, and gotten admission from the university before making the scholarship
For English speaking Cameroonian students, they can get exoneration from proof of English proficiency if they have a good grade in Ordinary Levels GCE English Language. If you want to study and book for the IELTS test at the British council in your country.
It is super important to note that there’s a lot of competition in the best and most generous scholarships amongst the applicants. If you are a top student with an awe-inspiring academic history, you shouldn’t wait another minute to apply for an international scholarship in the UK.
Some of the most appealing UK scholarships are;
- The Chevening Scholarships ( 1500 offered each year)
This is a master degree scholarship, offered by the UK government via their embassies in the commonwealth member countries. It is offered to people with impressive academic results who demonstrate high leadership potential.
2. Euraxess UK
This is a scholarship managed by the British council to support both international researchers who want to move to the UK and national researchers who want to leave the UK and go abroad. This scholarship covers the Post graduate level, postdoctoral level and over 6 years post doctorate level.
3. The Commonwealth Scholarships
This is a scholarship specifically available to students from poor economic background in any of the Commonwealth countries, for whom it is impossible to study in the UK without this financial support.
In order to get this scholarship, you must demonstrate that you have a excellent academic results, and that you will help in the development of your home country when you return after your studies.
4. Scholarships from UK universities
If you have a good academic student, you are able to get to secure generous funding from top universities like;
- King’s College London
- Imperial College London
- University College London (UCL)
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
If you are interested in more scholarships or any form of financial aid, it is recommended to go to the “fees and funding”, “funding” or “Scholarships” section of their website, to check for your eligibility. You can also email the University for More Details.
You can explore the complete list on the official Commonwealth Scholarships website.
African students can access more scholarships here 411 Scholarships in Africa – Scholarship Portal
You can also access the study portals Scholarship International Distinction award here
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