The Do’s and Don’ts of Applying for Scholarships




1. Preparing documents according to the requirements

You should check the details about the requirements of the scholarship you want to apply for, the application terms, timeline, and the application process you will be following.

2. Include good references

When applying for a scholarship, you will be asked to attach a letter of recommendation from someone who can evaluate your abilities and potential objectively, for example: a letter of recommendation from a lecturer or the university. Make sure you choose the right person to give an evaluation of you!

3. Improve your IELTS or TOEFL scores 

To apply for a scholarship, your IELTS or TOEFL scores will usually be considered as the highest score. Make sure you prepare well, it can help you to increase the possibility of your scholarship application being accepted.




1. Submitting a careless application

Stay away from submitting incomplete or careless applications. The submission of documents will be the first part of the scholarship selection process, so make sure you pass the first part of the selection process.

2. Presenting false documents

Avoid submitting or providing false information or manipulating facts, such as: fake IELTS/TOEFL test results.

3. Creating an ordinary motivation letter

Try to structure the motivation letter according to the scholarship you are applying for, you can explain how the scholarship is relevant to your educational goals and choice of your major.


By avoiding common mistakes and applying the right steps, you can increase your chances of achieve your scholarship. Always try to prepare well, and maintain your ethics and integrity in every stage of the scholarship application. Good Luck!

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