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Scholarships for dummies akber04

  1. 1. Scholarships for Dummies Kelas 04 AkBer Samarinda By: Maria Teodora Ping (Lola)
  2. 2. About Me <ul><li>Maria Teodora Ping (@loladevung) </li></ul><ul><li>30 y.o. </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturer at FKIP Bahasa Inggris UNMUL </li></ul><ul><li>2003- now </li></ul><ul><li>S.Pd Univ. Sanata Dharma Yogya 1999-2003 </li></ul><ul><li>M.Sc. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL, 2006- 2007 (StuNed Scholarship) </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.phil. Technische Universität Dortmund, DE, 2008- 2011 (Scholarship from Research School “Education & Capabilities” & NRW Government) </li></ul><ul><li>StuNed Scholarship Ambassador 2007-2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why are we here? “OPENING MINDS TO THE WORLD” - IIEF <ul><li>Preparation Steps for Applying Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Interview: What to do? </li></ul><ul><li>The What-Ifs: What’s next? </li></ul><ul><li>QA Session </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step I <ul><li>PREPARATION: A-B-C </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1. A: Asking Yourself <ul><li>Internal Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want to study? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do I want to study? (think about: benefits for yourself and for others) </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I want to undertake the study? Any scholarships or financial support? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to have to undertake the study? (i.e. basic qualifications: GPA, TOEFL/IELTS/ Other foreign language test scores e.g. DaF, Educational background) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Asking Yourself cont. <ul><li>External Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Who are my role models? - the ones who have succeeded in pursuing their dream of studying abroad </li></ul><ul><li>ONE KEYWORD: “ REALISTIC” </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2. B: Browsing for Information <ul><li>What’s out there for me? </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships from the Indonesian Government: Beasiswa Dikti ( academicians and non-academicians ) </li></ul><ul><li>Various scholarships from overseas sponsors (e.g. StuNed , DAAD , Erasmus Mundus , Chevening , Fulbright , ADS , Monbukagakusho , NTU Scholarships , IIEF ) </li></ul><ul><li>Other alternatives: Exchange programmes (e.g. SSEAYP , AFS ) and Short Courses (e.g. StuNed Short Courses) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Browsing for Information cont. <ul><li>Useful links to check: </li></ul><ul><li>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beasiswa/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.beasiswaindo.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.grantfinder.nl </li></ul><ul><li>www.academictransfer.nl </li></ul><ul><li>On twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>@BeasiswaGratis; @studidibelanda; @NetherlandsEdu; @GermanyEdu; @america; @StudyInAust </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Dos and Don’ts <ul><li>DO: find every single information you need, from whichever resources. Being PROACTIVE is another key </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T: wait until the information reaches you… this won’t happen that much! </li></ul><ul><li>DO: Consult experts (previous scholarship holders or institutions/bureaus/ agencies) </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T: Ask them to DO what you have to do (i.e. finding the field of study, formulating motivation statement etc.) </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3. C: Challenge Yourself- Application <ul><li>READ the requirements: Are you what they are looking for? </li></ul><ul><li>Make a checklist of what you have to submit in order to apply for the scholarships/ programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Download the forms and fill them in: BE IMPRESSIVE! </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare the necessary documents to be attached </li></ul><ul><li>If you have to write a CV and motivation letter/ statement, take time to draft and edit </li></ul><ul><li>Proofread your forms, CV & motivation letter/ statement </li></ul><ul><li>Re-check your checklist (see point 2 above) before sending your application package. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Step 2 <ul><li>INTERVIEW D-E-F </li></ul>
  12. 12. Interview D-E-F <ul><li>Demonstrating your competences, i.e. esp. foreign language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizing on your knowledge, i.e. concerning your study choice, the country & university, knowledge of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Finding out more about you, i.e. your personal information, personal qualities (e.g. leadership), motivation, future plans (rechecking your application!) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Possible Types of Interview <ul><li>Face to Face </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Useful link concerning interview experience: </li></ul><ul><li>http://milisbeasiswa.wordpress.com/2007/06/09/pengalaman-wawancara-beasiswa-stuned-belanda/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. On the D-Day of the Interview <ul><li>Dress up properly. Remember: look good, feel good, perform good. </li></ul><ul><li>Drink enough water </li></ul><ul><li>Deep breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Pray </li></ul><ul><li>Rock it! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Step 3 <ul><li>What- Ifs G-H-I-J </li></ul>
  16. 16. What if… <ul><li>You are not accepted </li></ul><ul><li>LIFE GOES ON! </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER throw away your application package files, keep them and keep REVISING them </li></ul><ul><li>Try again  … you never know what the future will bring  </li></ul>
  17. 17. What if… <ul><li>You are accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing your departure </li></ul><ul><li>What to do? </li></ul><ul><li>- Getting all necessary documents ready: official letters of acceptance, scholarship grant, birth certificate, graduation certificates, passport, visa, flight ticket(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Housing & Insurance </li></ul>
  18. 18. What if… you are accepted cont. <ul><li>Joining student organizations such as PPI or the International Student Organization at the University </li></ul><ul><li>In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>Some cash (for first month survival) in case the lump sum of the scholarships cannot be transferred to you immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Last but not least: MENTALLY PREPARED! </li></ul>
  19. 19. That’s all… are you ready to try to rock the world now?! I hope you are! <ul><li>Any Questions? Feel free to contact me via @loladevung or [email_address]  </li></ul><ul><li>THANKS! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Additional Links <ul><li>TOEFL http://www.ets.org/toefl </li></ul><ul><li>IELTS http://www.ielts.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>DaF http://www.testdaf.de/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Learning English http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/ </li></ul><ul><li>DW Learning German http://www.dw.de/dw/0,,2547,00.html </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Japanese http://www.learn-japanese.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.studyinholland.nl/ </li></ul>
  21. 21. Additional Links cont. <ul><li>Examples of Motivation Letters: http://emundus.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/motivation-letter-statement-of-purpose/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nesovietnam.org/home/download-files/KA%201%20NesoVN%20Motivation%20Letter%20new.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Curriculum Vitae </li></ul><ul><li>https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtYWpvcnNjaG9sYXJzaGlwc3xneDoxNWI0NzRhYWFlZmZmMDM1 </li></ul>

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