Study Abroad

How to get scholarships to study abroad after 12th? This question comes to the mind of every student who just passed out 12th or is pursuing 12th.

Many students dream of going abroad and completing their studies in abroad colleges, and having a good career and life.

But there is a major problem that stops them from doing so.

This problem is that the expenses of studying abroad are very high, and if you have just completed 12th, I know you are not capable enough to handle all expenses on your own.

For this, Some students take help from their families.

But many other students have to let their dreams go because their families are not financially strong enough to manage their fees and living expenses abroad.

But it is not right? If a student does not have a financially strong background, that does not mean they will not get the education they want.

Governments and many authorities are ready to help students who deserve good and proper education but cannot get it because of financial problems.

Authorities provide many types of scholarships to students so that they can study abroad with less or no fees.

Do you also want to know about these scholarships and how you can get one?

Then keep reading this blog till the end, because I will tell you about how to get a scholarship and what are some best scholarships to study abroad after the 12th.

Scholarships to Study Abroad
National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic
Rutherford International Fellowship Program
Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowships
Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship
Cambridge Trust Scholarship
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship
L&T Build India Scholarship 2022
Tata Trusts Means Grant for College 2022
University of Westminster International Scholarships
Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships

How to Get Scholarships to Study Abroad After 12th?

Many students are trying to get scholarships to study abroad after the 12th.

Nowadays, there is so much competition that getting a scholarship has become a very tough task.

But if you know the right step that you should follow, then you can increase your chances of getting a scholarship.

Now I will tell you some steps that can help you get a scholarship if you want to study abroad after the 12th.

I am not going to talk about stuff like that you should get good marks in the Board exams or do well in academics because everybody knows those things.

I am trying to go into more detail and tell you what you should do to get a scholarship.

Select a country

First, you have to choose a country. 

You have to select in which country you want to study after 12th; then you have to find scholarships according to that country.

Many scholarships have criteria like that students should study only in Canada, Australia, or any other country.

So, you have to check that the scholarship you are looking for is available for the country in which you want to go.

Also, check the living expenses of that country. 

Most of the scholarships only pay your college fees, so you have to think about your living expenses.

So, check if the scholarships provide you with any help in your living expenses.

And if they do not, then check the living expenses of the country.

Don’t choose a country where living expenses are too high.

If you choose a country with high living expenses, your whole time will be spent in part-time jobs instead of studying.

Moreover, I want to mention that you can’t work the whole time even if you want.

Because in most of the countries, there is a law where international students can work only for like 2 or 3 days in a week.

Select a college or university

After selecting a country, you have to choose a college or university.

When you choose a college or university, you have to check if the college accepts the scholarship you are trying for.

Sometimes colleges or universities reject the scholarships due to some reasons.

It has a very rare chance, but you should still check this for sure.

Another thing you should check if the college or university you are selecting is giving scholarships to the students.

Yes, sometimes colleges and universities also provide scholarships to international students, so you can check that.

It can happen that a college or university gives you a full scholarship, and now you have no need to try for another scholarship.

Choose the right course

This is one of the most important steps that I want to mention.

Many students make the mistake that for getting a scholarship; they choose such a course that is not related to their previous study, or they are not even passionate about it.

They choose a course in order to fulfil the criteria of the scholarship.

Sometimes, scholarships have criteria that they will provide help only to the students who have chosen a specific course.

And for acquiring that scholarship, students also chose that specific course.

But this is a big mistake; it will negatively impact your chances of getting a scholarship.

The first thing is that authorities that check your data can immediately find that the course you have chosen is not related to your previous study, and you are choosing this course only for getting a scholarship.

This will decrease your chances of achieving a scholarship.

Moreover, even after choosing the wrong course, you get a scholarship, then what will be the advantage of it.

Because you have to study a course which subjects you have never studied, and you are not even passionate about it.

So, if you are choosing the wrong course, then you are just playing with your future.

That’s why always choose the course related to your previous study and for which you are passionate.

If a scholarship is not providing help to the students of that course, then go for any other scholarship.

Note: If you choose a course unrelated to your previous study, it will affect even your study visa.

Get good scores in required tests.

To get admission to a college and get a scholarship, you have to give the required tests.

It depends on the scholarship that you are choosing.

In some scholarships, you have to give tests, and in other scholarships, they will provide you with a scholarship on the basis of your previous studies results.

But there are some tests in which you must have to achieve good scores; these are proficiency tests.

There are many types of proficiency tests Like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, and you have to achieve good scores in these tests.

You can choose any one of them, but check if the country which you have selected accepts the result of your chosen proficiency test.

It is very important to check before attempting a test because some test scores are only accepted in specific countries.

For Example, CELPIP is accepted only in Canada.

These are some tests which you can attempt if you want to study abroad.


IELTS is one of the most famous English proficiency tests. The full form of IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. This test helps students, workers, and people who want to immigrate to an English-speaking country to show their English language knowledge.


Full form of PTE is the Pearson test of English, It is an English proficiency test that the students of non-English speaking countries attempt to prove their English language level. Generally, so that they can prove their eligibility to the foreign colleges in which they want to take admission.


TOEFL is also an English proficiency test by which the candidates can prove their level of knowledge in the English language and can prove that they are eligible to study in a foreign English speaking country. TOEFL full form is the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

Get a offer letter from the college

Now, you have chosen the country, college, right course and also got good scores in the required tests.

So, now you have to apply for an offer letter in your chosen college, you have to submit an application form to the college.

They will ask you to submit the required documents, and you have to submit all the documents which they have told you.

And after reviewing all the documents, they will send you an offer letter.

The offer letter is like a statement in which a college or university says that you can take admission in their college or university, and they are inviting you to study there.

You can check if the college or university provides you with a scholarship or not after getting your offer letter.

You will get all the details in the offer letter, like your fees and how much help that college or university provides you as a scholarship.

After getting an offer letter, you can apply for some scholarships.

The students with an offer letter have a very high chance to get a scholarship.

But I will suggest that you should try for the scholarship even before the offer letter so that you can have more chances to get a scholarship.

There are many types of scholarships that help students after they get an offer letter, or some scholarships help students even without the offer letter.

Note: An offer letter is also required when you apply for a student visa.

Top Scholarships For Students to Study Abroad After 12th

These are the top Scholarships for which you try after 12th.

  • Inlaks Scholarship
  • Chinese Government Scholarships
  • Akhtarali H. Tobaccowala Fellowship
  • Tata Scholarships For Cornell University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Merit Scholarships
  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
  • University of Westminster International Scholarships
  • Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students
  • The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme
  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Merit Scholarships
  • Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships
  • Monash International Merit Scholarships
  • Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship

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So, this was a blog about How to Get Scholarships to Study Abroad After 12th.

In this blog, I gave you step by step information about it.

Getting a scholarship is a tough task, but it is not impossible.

If you have achieved a good score in your previous studies, then there is a very high chance that the scholarship authority will see your potential and will help you.

You can also take help from an abroad education guide and talk about this; it will help you more than roaming on the internet.

I hope you liked the blog; stay connected for more such blogs.

FAQs about How to Get Scholarships to Study Abroad After 12th

Can I study abroad after 12th for free?

Yes, you can study abroad after 12th, a lot of students do this. But if you want to study for free, then you have to think a lot about it. You have to make a strategy about how you will get a scholarship for your college fees and how you can manage your living expenses after going abroad.

How can I get admission abroad after 12th?

You have to get a good score in one of the proficiency tests, for example IELTS, PTE. After that you have to apply for an offer letter in a foreign college or university. In the offer letter, they will tell you the procedure to get admission, mostly they will tell you to submit college fees.