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New site lets you search for scholarships in Europe via online profile

December 18, 2014 
Lucy Miller

Sorting out your university funding as an overseas student can be complicated, and scholarships can be hard to come by – if you can find out the details of them to start with.


187417099Luckily the people at newly-launched European Funding Guide are aware that international students are likely to need some assistance with finding out what scholarship opportunities are available.


With up to 20% of the approximately 12,000 scholarships that are available in Europe going unclaimed (there are 4,000 scholarships available in the UK alone), the company is now bringing students and scholarships together in a more simple way.


Scholarships that are available for study in Europe are diverse, ranging from the conventional (academic achievements, financial need, civic engagement) to the more unusual – for example place of birth, marital status or religious denomination.


There are even scholarships at some universities based on such things as parents’ occupations, countries of origin and lifestyle choices, so not all scholarships that you can apply for as an international student have to be based on your academic achievement or financial situation.


Whilst the task of finding out the details of the extremely wide range of scholarships can be daunting, the European Funding Guide is hoping to demystify the process by being the first matched-based platform for scholarship searching.


All students have to do is create a profile with information about themselves and their requirements, and the website will match them with appropriate scholarships that they can then apply for.


The portal also offers a wide range of tips on how to get a scholarship, help on how to submit a written application, as well as information on the oral selection phase, such as interviews and individual presentations.


So, whether you’ve dreamt of studying for your degree course in London, Paris or Berlin, you’ll now be able to seek out funding options much more easily.


The company, which is co-funded by the European Commission, is completely free to use and offers more than €27 billion in scholarships across 16 European countries.


Find out more on the site here.

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