For visa applications, it is recommended to consult the relevant governmental advice.
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Start investigating scholarship options and other sources of funding as early as possible. Good applications take time and last-minute attempts often fail.
Check the eligibility criteria for the scholarship, as different criteria may apply, depending on the country, university and type of course you apply for.
In order to apply, you will need an email address. If your university provides you with one, use that, otherwise any major email provider will work.
Avoid submitting a generic application. Applications will generally need to be tailored to show how you meet the eligibility criteria. References should be from a teacher or someone else who knows you, who is relevant to the specific application, and who has time to write a good letter for you (contact your letter writers as early as possible!).
Scholarships are very competitive in nature and it is important to make sure your application stands out. Highlight awards, relevant work experience (both paid & voluntary), community service, dissertations and seminars, or papers you may have contributed to. Ask someone else to read the application before submitting. Run the application through a spell-checker before submitting – try to make the language as close to perfect as possible!
It is important to make sure you have secured enough funding to pay for tuition fees, living expenses and to satisfy the visa requirements.
Scientists for Palestine aim to develop more advice for other regions in the future.