Universidade da Coruña has just published a call for applications for a scholarship programme. The deadline for this call is 30 th April 2019.
The programme offers 20 scholarships to increase the international diversity of students participating in its International Summer School. These scholarships will be assigned to students with outstanding potential coming from highly underrepresented low-income, lower-middle income or upper-middle income countries, divided according to GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method.
These are highly exceptional scholarships covering a course’s tuition fees plus accommodation and meals in a student hall of residence for up to one month. They are reserved for outstanding students from highly underrepresented countries with a great contribution to the international diversity of the ISS. There are very few such scholarships relative to the number of high-quality applicants. Academic standing is a requirement for these scholarships but, among the many applicants fulfilling this requirement, the main criterion is coming from an underrepresented country. If you come from a country that has many registered students, it is very unlikely that you will be offered such a scholarship. Travel costs and the fees of the optional Spanish language course remain the responsibility of each individual student.
In order to apply for a scholarship, you just need:
1.- To tick the appropriate box in the student application form if your home country is an eligible country for these scholarships,
2.- To provide a video presentation.
You must record a short video in English (around 1-2 minutes) stating the reasons why you would like to participate in Universidade da Coruña’s International Summer School and how that fits with your background and future prospects, name it as Your name surname_ ISS2019_UDC, ( i.e. Daniel García_ISS2019_UDC) post it on Youtube and paste or type the link (i.e.: https://youtu.be/lbFLiYbZ-Rc) on the corresponding box of your application. This would be close to a personal interview and give us an idea about your motivation and communication skills in English. If your application is selected this short video will also be used by UDC in order to promote the International Summer School.