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|My Sweden Scholarship Story by Dolypson04(m): 11:39am On Oct 14|
My scholarship testimony
In the midst of #EndSARS and now #ENDSWAT, I believe many Nigerian youths have what it takes to make this county better if quipped with advanced knowledge in their respective fields.
Let me tell you a bit of my story.
My journey into scholarship hunting began in 2017, immediately after my NYSC. I had my first shot at New Zealand Scholarship for Development.
When I scaled through the first round, I thought it would be a smooth ride until I lost out at the second stage; abstract reasoning.
With a 2:1, I knew my chances of winning a scholarship was not very high, as most opportunities go to first class holders. However, I was determined to give it a shot regardless.
In 2018, I applied for CSC Scholarship in China. With the help of a friend, I got a supervisor, and all was going smoothly until the admission list came out. I was admitted on Type-D which meant I had to pay tution fee and sort all the bills all on my own. It was so heartbreaking, as I was already fantasizing about the beautiful city of Shanghai. �.
What followed were series of rejections, from OKP to Mastercard, Chevening to Commonwealth, IPAD to MEXT (both Japanese), Erasmus to Marshal Papworth, the "Thank you and Sorry," emails kept coming back to back.
At a point, I abandoned my usual email address and created a new one; I felt maybe it had been cursed somehow �.
It got so bad that some of my close folks advised me to consider M.Sc. in Nigeria and forget about studying abroad until Ph.D. level.
However, I have a lot of friends that wouldn't just allow me to give Up. They were always there to provide support.
Last year, around August, I was scrolling past this ISF WhatsApp group when I found info on SI scholarship in Sweden.
That I could apply without writing IELST, TOEFL or GRE made it so appealing. Also, it's open to all classes of grade as they pay little attention to academic brilliance. I studied the material like my life depends on it.
Unfortunately, when the result came out, I missed out on the full scholarship��♂️.
The SLU scholarship which covers tuition and medical alone also came out and I was placed on reserve.
On May 27th, I got a mail that they had concluded the selection and unfortunately, no place for me.
That was when I felt our village people were really strong. In my mind, I was done with scholarship application.
However, on June 1st, I was seated just imagining receiving a mail that they have reconsidered me after all.
At that moment, I got a mail notification and opened it. Lo and behold, my imagination turned out to be reality. Out of 6 openings, someone declined his offer and that created an opening for me.
But there is no stipend. No problem! My moment of waiting had, however, fully prepared me to cater for my own needs (It costs $1K/month on average to live comfortably in Sweden). Thanks to my freelancing career and the good people of Premium Freelancing Class (PFC).
Today, I am one of the 6 recipients of SLU scholarship and the only one in my department.
All thanks to God, my family, my friends, and the entire ISF members. Testimonies and lectures from that group are always useful for every application.
If you are like me with countless "Thank you" and "Sorry" emails, I want to encourage you today not to give up. You have gone too far to lose. Your time will come!
Next admission opens by October 16, 2020.
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|Re: My Sweden Scholarship Story by NDSMELODY(m): 11:53am On Oct 14|
Dolypson04:is it fully funded?
|Re: My Sweden Scholarship Story by Theloveth(m): 8:57pm On Oct 15|
Dolypson04:Congratulations bro. I was wondering if it was the same Dollypson from PFC when I saw your nick. The ISF group, is it free? I would like to join too.
|Re: My Sweden Scholarship Story by deturla: 6:15am On Oct 17|
Congratulations Dolapo. This is the drive I need to get started.
I've been online in the last one week researching and researching till break point. The information online is super, duper rich and I am happy that you got in.
I have just commenced my journey too, as I am interested in some of the courses on there. I have enough experience running digital businesses and I just pray I make it too.
We should connect though. Advice from you is critical at this point.
I hope to see you soon. *grins*. See as your face fresh sef. Sweden sweet abeg!
You are the one who studies Sustainable Food Systems at SLU? I hope I am right though. Haha.
Let me know if you would like me to send you an email.
All the best man.
|Re: My Sweden Scholarship Story by cdokoh(m): 8:22am On Oct 18|
Good morning all, please has anyone been contacted for the MEXT yet? I just wanna know pls. Thanks.
|Re: My Sweden Scholarship Story by Dolypson04(m): 8:52pm On Oct 18|
Thanks man. I am studying Animal Science.
|Re: My Sweden Scholarship Story by ijesuoboikxp1(m): 9:50am On Oct 24|
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