Now it’s the time to follow your dream of studying abroad
Students looking to study in Holland have the opportunity to get their studies funded by applying to scholarships like the one offered by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
When it comes to going to college, not many students consider studying abroad and it’s a shame really. Being an international student might turn into one of the most beneficial experiences of your life. By studying in another country, learners will have the opportunity to experience a new culture and a new way of life, as well as a different style of education.
Enrolled in a study program abroad, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you might not have had the chance to experience at home.
Another major draw is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Living abroad for a few months/years will continually expose you to a new language, which will increase the chances of you learning it. On top of that, your university will probably offer language classes as well which means you’re sure to gain a viable new skill.
Unfortunately studying abroad is not for everyone. If you are an older student who is also trying to juggle a career as well as a distance learning degree, traveling abroad might not fit into your agenda.
Taking a year off from your normal life is a big decision to take and you need to weight it thoroughly. If you think distance learning is better suited for you, then you should probably shouldn’t risk disturbing the balance by embarking into a journey abroad. But it depends from individual to individual.
But there’s another roadblock when it comes to studying in a foreign country – costs. As a student, moving abroad for a few months or a full year will not come cheap.
Fortunately, you can attempt to lower the costs by applying to scholarships. Indeed, many European countries offer grants for school to students willing to go abroad to continue their higher-education.
Here’s an example for those who’d like to study in Holland. The Holland Scholarships is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and is aimed at international students coming from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) who want to do a bachelor or master degree at a university in the country.
For those who don’t know, non-EEA countries include regions such as Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Algeria, Armenia, Bolivia, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Congo, Gambia, Gabon and many others. You can check out a full list here:
You need to be able to meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice to be able to apply for the Holland Scholarship, so make sure you visit their website and get informed.
For example, the university of Codarts Rotterdam requires interested parties to submit a motivation letter, reference letter, as well as proof of English proficiency.
The €5,000 scholarships will be awarded based on various factors, but keep in mind that Codarts is looking for student with an exceptional talent. This means the students have passed the audition with an exceptionally high mark.
Details about the 2018 scholarship deadline haven’t been posted on the Codarts website, but if you’re interested you should bookmark the page and comeback to it at a later date.