When I first thought of going abroad to study, the number one barrier for me was money. Coming from a humble background, I was aware that I did not have personal means to be able to afford an international degree.
Honestly speaking, the idea of going abroad to study seems extremely far-fetched until you have your finances sorted. There is no doubt that international programs are expensive. Add in the program fee other essential expenses (airfare, accommodation, living, etc) and you will be looking at an investment of tens of thousands of dollars. Fortunately, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available but not all of them will give you everything you want or need. Finding the opportunity that suits your needs require considerable amount of efforts, but before you dive into your scholarship search, it is important to understand key features of different scholarship schemes.
In this video, I bring to you FIVE IMPORTANT THINGS that you should absolutely know about international scholarships, and three of my personal tips that helped me get the money I needed.
Saba Akbar is a registered nurse in Pakistan and Australia. She has degrees in nursing from Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (Karachi, Pakistan), health and hospital management from Institute of Business Management (Karachi, Pakistan), and health informatics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). Currently, she is enrolled in the PhD program in health innovation at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).
She is the recipient of Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship (2016), UNC-Chapel Hill merit scholarship (2017), and Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (2019).
Saba is passionate about new exposures, digital health, and career advancement in nursing.
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