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Before applying for any university scholarship abroad, consider these 10 Important questions

Applying for scholarships to study abroad as a Nigerian is now very simple and easy. You can sit right there in front of your computer and apply for scholarship online to study abroad once you meet up with the requirements. So many foreign universities abroad allow students from Africa to apply for scholarship opportunities and college grants.

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Do you know that there are lot of things you must consider before applying for scholarship to study abroad?

Especially when you apply to study in a country you haven't been before, there are questions you need to answers before you make up your mind going over there. In this article, we have listed 10 important questions you need to ask yourself and be satisfied with the answers before you go ahead to apply for the scholarship you wish for.

1. Where will i Live?

Before responding to a scholarship offer from a university abroad, it is very important to know where and how you will be accommodated. Accommodation is very important and you need to know how the school intend to accommodate her students on scholarship. Are they giving you an accommodation on or off campus? Or will they have to give you money for your accommodation. Asked these questions and make sure you are satisfied with the answer before you accept the scholarship opportunity.

2. How will I be Feed

How does the university intend to provide feeding for their intake? Feeding is one of the most important things to provide for students. The brain needs food to function properly. You need to ask and be assured on how the university offering scholarships wish to feed her students. Will they provide the food for students at the school dining by offering dinning tickets or provide feeding allowances instead? Make sure you read the university prospectus because most of this information will be provided inside.

3. What is the number of students enroll from my country?

It is also very important for students applying for scholarship abroad to know the percentage of students enrolled from their country. You will feel confident and comfortable in a school environment where some of the students are from your country.

4. What is the school environment like?

You need to also know the proportion of students enrolled from other countries. You also need to know if there are some extracurricular activities, clubs and societies which are provided to students from your country. Also consider the nature of transportation system whether it is expensive or cheap. How easy it is to use the public transport system to walk around the school or town on a low budget.

5. Are they Job opportunities on Campus?

Ask to know if there are any university job opportunities you can get to work while you are studying. A lot of universities abroad offer on-campus jobs to students which they do and earn extra money. Even if there are no university job opportunities in that particular university, it's still cool to apply for.

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6. How much will be the cost of living? 

The cost of living also is very necessary to know about. How much you need to spend monthly during your stay studying your program is important to know. With that particular knowledge, you get to plan what to do next.

7. What is the Course structure?

You need to know the structure of the course you want to apply to study and how the course will be taught. Will the classes hold as lectures, or through online, or at seminars etc. will you be given the opportunity to interact with your lecturers and professors one on one or not? Will you be required to work individually or as a group? How many hours students will be required to spend in a week? Including other vital information concerning the course of study is also very important.

8. What is the job prospect of the course of study?

You need to know how demanding graduates from the course you are applying to study are needed at the labour market. A course with a good job prospect is worth every effort put to it. Weigh the job prospects of the course in the labour market before applying for the scholarship.

9. How have previous graduates in the course fare?

Students who have graduated from the university, how have they fared with their certificates? Do they do well or suddenly becomes flops after graduation. What organization or companies these alumni are working for? Will it be easy for you to work in these companies and organization following the same path after graduation? Do this meticulously and then decide.

10. Does the School have Reputation?

Graduating from a university with a poor reputation is never an option. Do a research on how reputable and respected the university is before applying for a scholarship to study there. Otherwise, you will end up with a defective certificate you won't be able to use anywhere even in Nigeria.

I hope you find this information vital and important. Please drop us a comment if you have any troubling question to ask.

Google Udacity African Scholarship Program and How to Apply

Are you a programmer or aspiring to be a programmer but you don't know how to? Are you one of the people residents in African countries who want to be a web or mobile software developer? If your answers are yes and you are at least 18 years of age, then I encourage you to apply for the Udacity Google web and Android development scholarship meant for Africans resident in Africa. Udacity provides the opportunity for aspiring developers from Africa to be among the best web and Android developers.

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The program provides grants scholarships to students living in Africa and Udacity are the full sponsors of this scholarship.

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What is Google Udacity?

Google Udacity is a web and android scholarship program made available to aspiring developers currently living in African countries. According to Google, that they already organized a partnership with Andela and Udacity to provide fifteen thousand "single course" scholarships and five hundred nanodegree scholarships to persons aspiring to be developers in African countries like Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya etc. candidates who want to participate in this scholarship must be at least eighteen years of age and live in Africa.

This simply means Africans resident outside Africa will not be eligible to apply for the scholarship program. That is a person born in Africa and currently living outside Africa does not qualify to apply for the Google Udacity African scholarship program.

How I knew about Google Udacity Scholarship for Africans

Well, I seem to get the information late on my end but when some of my friends were awarded the scholarship, I asked and was told that the scholarship was announced in April and it was on TVs, online adverts and newspapers. This is a golden opportunity I never wish to pass me by. I will keep tabs for the next 2019/2020 application data to be announced.

How to Apply for Udacity African Scholarship

The Udacity scholarship application 2018/2019 is already closed and successful candidates enlisted. The application was announced by Google on April 24th, 2018, Successful recipient was notified on May 2nd, 2018 and the program will begin on May 8th, 2018. Meanwhile, to apply for this Google African scholarship, you need to be at least 18 years old and live in Africa.

The application process is simple and straightforward. It takes just 10 to 15 minutes to complete and you have to indicate whether you are interested in learning Android development or web development. You will also choose whether you are a beginner or already had some experience in programming.

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Once an applicant is accepted, they will be placed in the beginner or intermediate level based on their development skills or experience. At the end of the Udacity scholarship program, top students from each track will be awarded another full scholarship to one of Google's Android or Web development Nanodegree programs.

So who is Eligible for this Scholarship?

To gain one of these scholarships, applicants must be at least 18 years old and resident in one of the African countries.

Requirements

An approved Scholarship application is necessary, A laptop or desktop computer with good specs and features. Make sure the webcam is working fine. A stable internet connection, Your time is important. Your interest is paramount.

How will the Scholarship Program take place?

The program will be conducted 100% online and you can participate wherever you are as long as you are connected to the internet. Although you can organize an in-person meet up with your classmates if you are living together.

Benefits of the Google Udacity Africa Scholarship program

You get to learn important skills that will advance your career in mobile and web development; you experience world-class curriculum development ideas from Google and Udacity experts; You also get to meet a large community of mobile and web developers across Africa.

For More Information, visit the Udacity Google Africa Scholarship Program Official Page.

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When to start looking for scholarship opportunities


When looking for scholarship opportunities, it is very important to start searching early and meet up the deadline before the scholarship offer closes. Looking for scholarship opportunities may be quite tedious sometimes especially when you don't know the right place to search. So many scholarships grants are offered by schools, individuals, employers, private companies, communities, professional bodies, social organizations, religious sectors and non-profit organizations etc.

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They all come with certain requirements and qualifications which must be met by the scholarship seeker. When looking for scholarship opportunities, you must consider the requirements in other to be on your way to success.

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There are so many scholarship opportunities to study within and outside your country which are offered to students who want to school abroad. These scholarship positions come in courses of study and have its requirements which students must meet to qualify for the offer. Below is information you need to know before looking for scholarship opportunities.

What are the available scholarship opportunities?

Scholarships are offered to a particular set of people based on some qualifications required by the scholarship giver. Some scholarships, especially in schools, are based on student skills, academic merit or both. This means you earn it by meeting the required academic standard set out by the giver of the scholarship.

This type of scholarship is awarded based on academic achievements or a combination of academics and special talent or unique trait. For example, a talented basketball player offered a scholarship to encourage his basketball talent combined with academics. While other scholarships are offered towards a particular group like a scholarship for people from a particular state, local governments or certain background for instance scholarship for families whose parents or relations work in an oil company or military.

How do I look for available scholarship grants?

You can look for scholarship opportunities in many ways. You can find about scholarships from friends and relations, check online websites that reports scholarship news, you can also read scholarship offers on newspapers and magazines. Scholarship offers can also be announced in community group meetings, social organizations as well as religious groups. Federal agencies, State grant agency, professional associations, your employer or school etc. But you should be careful not to fall into the hands of scammers.

Make sure the scholarship offers you receive are legitimate and do not require a fee from you. Any scholarship offer that requires an outrageous amount of money from the beneficiaries should be avoided.

When should I apply for a scholarship?

The duration to apply for scholarship opportunities and the deadline varies. But make sure you learn more about the scholarship you are planning to apply before you do. If you are in your final year in high school, then that is the right time to start looking for a reliable college scholarship. Know when a scholarship offer opens and when it closes before you apply. Keep a list of the type of scholarship grants you qualify for before you go ahead.

By so doing, your chances of getting a successful scholarship award will increase. Researching and applying for an available scholarship during the summer is an idea for a serious student but if you mistakenly missed it, don't quit, search for another scholarship offer and try your luck.

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How do I apply for scholarships?

Each scholarship has its own qualification and requirement from an applicant. To increase your chances of getting a successful scholarship award, you need to check the scholarship's website and study their requirement. Make sure you read and understand the requirement carefully before you go ahead to fill the application form and submit before the deadline.

Most scholarship grants take care of your tuition fee for the whole session, a semester or even your entire program. While other scholarship program award the beneficiary a sum of money that quantifies their school tuition fee.

How will I get my scholarship?

Getting your scholarship depends on the scholarship terms and condition. Although scholarships are a gift to the student and they don't need to be repaid. When you successfully won a scholarship award, how you receive your scholarship money depends on the scholarship.

It is either the money is sent directly to you by the issuance of the check or the money can be wired directly to your school financial department where it will be used to pay your tuition, fees and other expenses you incurred from the school before the remaining amount is paid to you.

Whichever the case, you will still benefit from the scholarship money. Because the scholarship provider tells you how your scholarship will get to you.

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