Secure a Master and PhD Scholarship After Your Undergraduate Studies

Do you want to secure a scholarship for MS or Ph.D. after the completion of your Undergraduate studies? But don’t know how? You are not able to find the right track and you are looking for advice and steps to Secure a Master and PhD Scholarship after Your Undergraduate Studies. If you are struggling, applying still Why You are not able to get MS or Ph.D. Scholarship? Here we will tell you the steps, tips, and recommendations to follow. May God help you and you achieve the great.

Steps to Secure a Master and PhD Scholarship

Here is what you should do during your Undergraduate studies.

๐Ÿ. ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก-๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐…๐˜๐: Your Final Year Project is the most important project of your degree. Choose a research focussed project – a project that can generate new knowledge worth publishing in a conference or journal.

๐Ÿ. ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐…๐˜๐:ย Check the google scholar or DBLP profile of the available supervisors. Select the supervisor, who has a good track record of recent publications. He/she can guide you to publish the findings of your FYP.

๐Ÿ‘. ๐†๐ž๐ญ ๐„๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ: Look, we all know there are Some Scholarships Without IELTS. But in order to maximize your chances, give IELTS/TOEFL exam in the final year of your degree. It does cost a bit but the investment would be worth it as an English score is almost required everywhere. Don’t wait for preparation – register first and then you will prepare.

๐Ÿ’. ๐ˆ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฒ S๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ: Tons of master’s and PhD scholarships are available around the world. You need to identify where (LinkedIn, Facebook Groups, Websites, etc.) these scholarships are advertised and which ones (e.g., US full bright, Erasmus, RTP) you want to target.

๐Ÿ“. ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก-๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž: Prepare a resume that highlights your research skills (e.g., research gap analysis, qualitative and quantitative data analysis) and technical skills (e.g., Python and MATLAB) that can help you in your research.

6. Apply for Student Exchange Programs Several student exchanges (US exchange programs) scholarships are available for undergrad students. Similarly, research labs also offer such short-term visit opportunities. These visits give you exposure and enrich your resume. Apply for these. Some of these research opportunities are:

๐Ÿ•. ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐จ๐ง ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ: Several courses of your degree will involve a project. Work on projects in different areas (e.g., computer vision, cyber security, NLP, optimization, etc.). This will help you to be able to apply for several types of scholarships and align your resume accordingly.

๐Ÿ–. ๐“๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก-๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ: Several elective courses are offered especially in the final year. Take the ones having some aspect of research such as research methods or courses having a research-focused capstone project.

๐Ÿ—. ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐…๐˜๐: You will have to write an FYP report. Write it in a way that can be easily converted into a research paper. Submit it to a conference or journal asap. Having one or two published papers will make your profile very strong.

๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ. ๐†๐ž๐ญ ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐๐ž๐ฌ/๐†๐๐€: While focussing on the rest, don’t forget to get good grades. GPA does count towards your selection for the scholarship.

11. Focus on Documents: Make sure to prepare well-maintained documents such as recommendation letters, motivation letters, Cover letters, CVs, Research Proposals, and Personal statements. Your documents play an important role.

These were our short guidelines and Advice for you. Can anything more be added?

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Muhammad Saim Rasheed has won four fully-funded scholarships to the United States, Egypt, Turkey, and the Maldives. He is a Motivational Speaker and educationist. He started a Scholarship blog Opportunities Corner for young students to find global opportunities for Free.