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Avoiding scholarship scamsPublish Date: Dec 18, 2013
Avoiding scholarship scams
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By Conan Businge

SCHOLARSHIP offers are open for students who sat their final national examinations at advanced level this year. 

However, every student, who is interested in these scholarships, must take the initiative to apply for them.

However, beware of scholarship scams on the market where unscrupulous people are out to rip off unsuspecting students.

The application vetting process takes time so international students need to apply nine to 12 months in advance. Thus, if your child is to study in 2014/2015, you have to begin the process now.

The first step should be doing a background check of the institution before you use their services and also see if the institution is registered. 

Do your research and find out which college is best for you – academically, financially and socially.

Most scholarship deadlines never go beyond March of any given year. Start the search now.

Some universities only pay half of your tuition fees and might require you to pay the other half. Some may require you to pay your full tuition and cater for your accommodation and living expenses.

Top scholarships worldwide

Lund University Global Scholarships in Sweden

Lund University, Bachelors/ Master’s Degree (Sweden)

Deadline: Jan (annual)

Study in: Sweden

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Developing Countries

European Union MS/PhD

Deadline: Around Dec-Jan (annual)

Study in: European Countries

University of Twente Scholarships for International Students

University of Twente, Masters (MS) Degree (Netherlands)

Deadline: Dec 15/ Mar 15 (annual)

KAAD Scholarships in Germany for Developing Countries

MS/PhD Degree (Germany)

Deadline: Nov 30/ Jun 30 (annual)

University of Bern Excellence Scholarships for International Students

University of Bern, Masters (MS) Degree (Switzerland)

Deadline: Dec (annual)

Flinders University Scholarships for International Students

Flinders University, MS/PhD Degree (Australia)

Deadline: (Annual)

DAAD Masters Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance

DAAD, Masters (MA/MS) Degree (Germany)

Deadline: July

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