Unlike some other government scholarships, including some of their scholarships to nursing students the Spanish government don’t have several Scholarships. Actually, it was really tough searching for them, we could say they just had a way of being hidden to the extent that we almost gave up.
Anyway, applying for Spanish government scholarships comes with several advantages and one of my favourites is that you can get a full-tuition scholarship, that is, you won’t pay a dime for your tuition. In fact, some of them go further to providing both full-tuition, and an additional monthly stipend, and that reminds me of some government help to single mothers.
The unspoken word here is that these scholarships are very competitive, coupled with the fact that international students are also eligible to most of them even took the bar higher.
Before we get into listing these scholarships, let’s see how you can win them.
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How to Win Spanish Government Scholarships
Look at the Right Place
Inasmuch as we provide a list of these scholarships, they are limited, endeavour to look at the Institution you intend to enrol in, they usually partner with the government to provide scholarships to their students.
Prepare on Time
If your intention is to secure a government scholarship or even any other scholarship, it’s paramount you start on time. Know their requirements and start getting them ready.
Have Good Grade
Even though some scholarships will put more consideration to your financial need than your academic performance, it’s still important to have good grades so as to stand out. Because most scholarships are awarded to high-achieving students.
Improve your Chances
One of the best ways to improve your chances besides good grades is to participate in extracurricular activities, showing your passion beyond the classroom. Is important you prove to them some of the moments you were involved in serving the community, thereby promoting your leadership skills.
Early application is very important as it puts you in the position of avoiding common errors and helping scholarship providers to calmly process your application.
Spanish Government Scholarships
It’s worth noting that applying for any of these scholarships can be very competitive, so it’s important you start applying early. Also, ensure you meet their requirements before applying.
1. Government of Spain-Ministry of Education Scholarships
The Government of Spain-Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports is offering a number of scholarships to conduct Undergraduate and Master studies or to obtain their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any Spanish university. Scholarships can be fixed or variable and range from €60 to €1,500 or the tuition cost.
You basically need to have a good academic record and show proof of financial need.
2. Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
This is one of the European and Spanish government scholarships that was created to support master’s degree students furthering their education on a top-quality course. Scholarships are awarded to Third Country students and EU/EEA students who have applied to and have been accepted by the Euroculture Master Course.
The scholarship goes all the way to cover the participation costs, provide a monthly allowance for living costs and a contribution to travel and installation costs. Also, an extra €1,000 will be awarded monthly for living costs throughout the 24 months the course will last.
3. MAEC-AECID Scholarships
The MAEC-AECID scholarship is awarded to citizens of Latin America, Africa and Asia and offered by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC) as an educational opportunity – mostly for postgraduate studies.
4. Ministry of Education and Vocational Training – Government of Spain Scholarships & Partnerships
The Education Office of the Embassy of Spain has partnered with the following institutions to offer scholarships to NALCAP (North American Language and Culture Assistant Program) Alumni and promote selected programs. The Institutions include;
- Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey: provides a guaranteed $10,000
- Boston University Wheelock: provides one scholarship worth 50% off the full-time tuition rate and two additional Spanish government scholarships worth $10,000 each.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: provides between $5,000 to $8,000 worth of scholarships
5. Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU Scholarships
CEU is a non-profit foundation that has devoted part of its resources to grants and scholarships for talented students for more than 75 years. The foundation with the help of Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Science provides different grants and scholarships to undergraduates, postgraduates and international students.
Some of these scholarships include;
- CEU Merit Programme Scholarships: reduce 75% to 100% of tuition
- Campus Life Student Assistantships: worth €1800 annually
- Fundación San Pablo CEU Study Grants: ranges between €1300 and €1600
- Alumni Discount: up to 15% discount on Master’s programmes
- CEU Merit International Program Grants: up to 100% reduction on academic fees.
and many more
6. Fulbright Scholarships by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
The Spanish Government is collaborating with the U.S. to provide one of the most-anticipated scholarships to a maximum of five (5) students. The intention of the scholarship is to help master’s students finance the academic training and technical-professional improvement project in a US institution.
7. Government of Spain. Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism – Training Scholarships
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism provides 23 Spanish government scholarships for practical training in control tests on products subject to foreign trade. The scholarships will last a maximum of 2 years, and each scholarship is endowed with a monthly amount of approximately €1,250 gross.
Note that scholars will be assigned to the laboratories of the Territorial and Provincial Directorates of Commerce as well as the Analytical Center for Inspection and Quality Control of Foreign Trade (Central Laboratory) in Madrid.
8. La Caixa Scholarships
La Caixa Foundation provides 100 Spanish government fellowships to students who intend to pursue their postgraduate studies at universities or higher research centres in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), North America and Asia-Pacific region. It is necessary that applicants are either from Spanish or Portuguese nations and have completed undergraduate studies in one of these countries.
As we said earlier, there are just a few Scholarships provided by the Spanish Government. The bright side is that these scholarships have huge rewards, even some of them will cover 100% of your academy cost.
Besides every other requirement from these scholarships academic performance and financial need have always been on top of them all. So make sure you have a good grade to stand a chance of winning.
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