What should I consider before applying for a scholarship?
Every scholarship program has its own formalities, advantages, and disadvantages.
Below, find an overview of questions and information that will help you put together your own checklist and prepare.
What can I expect from a scholarship beyond just the funding?
- supplemental activities
- individual supervision
- supplemental academic activities
- seminars and workshops
- scholarship recipients
- scholarship amount
- additional social benefits
- supplementary child benefit
- tax exemption and ability to combine with other scholarships / sources of income
Is the program right for me? Do I fully identify with it? What are the conditions?
- orientation (open/specialized)
- requirements and obligations
- deadlines / length of time to decide
- prospects of success
- disqualifying criteria
Do I meet the relevant selection criteria?
- commitment / individual motivation
- special qualifications such as academic performance or special knowledge
Can I gather the necessary supporting documents and confirmation from third parties as required by the deadline?
Documents you need to prepare yourself:
- curriculum vitae
- letter of motivation
- work program
Documents you need to obtain from others:
- course certificates / transcripts of records
- expert opinions / assessments
- recommendations / references
- proof of enrollment
- certified copies of diplomas/certificates