Few Tips for Applying Scholarship Abroad – (Part I)

So, it’s time for me to write something which I believe can help others when I have accomplished my dream. As I scrolled down to read my old posts, I feel a bit surprised to realize how much I wanted to achieve it. Now, I am glad to say that I FINALLY MADE MY DREAM COME TRUE. Therefore, I want to share my experiences as well as some tips with you. I am sure that many people out there especially my friends want to get some tips because they also want to achieve their dreams. Recently, I have received quite a lot of inquiries asking about how to apply for a scholarship. I clearly understand the feeling of seeking help from others when we are in the middle of the ocean. So here I am, sharing some of my ideas, tips, and experiences of how to get a scholarship abroad. In this post, I will share my experience and personal reasons why I applied for a scholarship abroad.

In my next post, I will share what should you prepare before going to the battle (I called “applying for scholarship” a battlefield). Also, just for your information, it’s all about my personal experiences and opinions so it might be slightly different from what other people told you or what you have known.

As I mentioned in my previous post, getting a scholarship abroad is my biggest dream since I was in college so, I have planned to get it since I was in year 1. I had always told myself that I will pursue my Master’s Degree abroad no matter what. I think getting an undergraduate degree in my own country is more than enough. It doesn’t mean that a Master’s Degree in Cambodia is not good. I also won a scholarship to study Master’s Degree at the University of Cambodia but I gave it up because to me, exploring a new environment and experiencing new things is way more important than a “Degree”. I spent 5 years at the University of Cambodia. It was the greatest experience and achievement in my life. I have learned so many precious lessons and valuable experiences. It was a door for me to see a better world, build a better perspective, have a better idea, and get to know lots of great people. Thanks to Dr. Haruhisa Handa for providing a full scholarship to me and other Cambodian students to study at the University of Cambodia through a competition every year. Without this opportunity, I would not be who I am today. It was also one of the reasons that urge me to dream even bigger. I have always been so curious about the differences between Cambodia and other countries.

Even though I had a dream but I didn’t properly plan and prepare myself to get ready for it. I just started planning it after I graduated which was a bit late. I thought it was as easy as getting a scholarship in my own country yet it turned out way more difficult than I expected. It was all because I didn’t have a clear plan. So in my next post, I would like to share some tips that I have learned from my experiences with you.

“If you want to get a scholarship, you must want it so badly.”

“You need to have enough weapons before going to the battle.” 

“You must get yourself ready for failure if you want to win.”

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