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International Scholarships and Grants

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International scholarships and grants are from various none governmental agencies including multilateral and bilateral sources. The said agencies set-up individual creterial for their scholarships awards and grants, giving the opportunity to qualified students seeking for financial assistance that are qualified for such oversears study progammes.

Apart from that, the above agencies also offer internship programme provding job opportunity to students to study and work overseas within a limited time frame; some may return and other who are satisfied with their job and prefer to remain as citizen in the host country.

Certain none governmental organization award scholarships and grant to students who had perform very well in a choosen field. These organization also assist in financing education and as as well as well act as charitable organization funding social developmental projects and also engage in the sponsorship of training programmes involving both students and other professionals.

Students in business administration are in the advantage of involving in such training programmes such of this including international trade and procedures including the development of private enterprises and administration.

As regards the awards of scholarships and grants, these organization require that a student get enrolled first for at least a full one year and must be in the school overseas before being qualified for the award. The would not give scholarship to student who is yet to enrolled who is not currently studying at the school premises.

The internship programme is available world-wide set up by various agencies. Some are operation within a giving geographical region where only students from the members countries benefit and does not extend to outside countries. Others are set up by two countries bilateral cooperation; individual country exchanges student for training on specialized fields on scholarship basis including student holiday vacations.

Such programme only involve students who are undertaking a particular course that match with the criteria of the organization and not on all courses. The university student and other studing in the high school are the most beneficiaries dependent on the course they study.

Missionaries are also engage in the wards of scholarship to their workers who required more training and would sent them to overseas headquarter universities.

Sometimes, scholarship to study overseas could be offered by Local Government Council of the student country of origin on the completion of his university education or other higher institution as part of the Local Government aid package available for intelligent students from a higher institution.

The multinational companies operating within the community could as well participate in the financing of student education overseas base on the agreement reached between the community and the multinational company. The state government also assist in the financing of education by awarding scholarships and grants to student wishing to study in oversea universities provided the type of courses he enrolled with the university is not common in his country of origin for the level he wants to enrolls. It may be that the course only ends up at the Bsc. level but want to read upto Master and PhD level which is not currently offered in his country of origin.

Although individual country criteria set up by government as regards enrollment for courses overseas varies from one country to another. Consequently, most overseas universities also have those criteria from the individual embassies of those countries which is also used as guide determining the approval of visas requiring in overseas universities.

Therefore, prior to application for admission and search for overseas scholarship awards and grants, students should check with their Federal Ministry of Education as to know which course or level of study is applicable.
Published: 2006-06-12
Author: Goodnews Adolphus

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Goodnews Adolphus is the Pricipal Consultant of G. Delcan Interantional Services, a Christain religious Writer, a Diploma holder in International Trade and Finance and full member of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria

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