JAKARTA, KalderaNews.com – Distance education or distance learning is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school. If you want to specialise yourself, improve your qualification and boost your work opportunities, but you cannot afford to put your life on hold, interrupt your job or be away from your family, then distance learning is the solution for you. Do you need scholarship for this distance learning?
1. Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates to study Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions.
To apply for the scholarship, you must:
• Be a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person
• Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
• Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases.
Information on 2018 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships will be available on the official website in March 2018.
Official Scholarship Website: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/distance-learning/
2. Edinburgh Global Distance Learning Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh will offer 4 scholarships for distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University. Scholarships will be available for students pursuing any distance learning Master’s programme offered by the University. Each scholarship will cover the full tuition fees over three years.
Information on how to apply for 2018 will follow shortly. The closing date will be 1 June 2018. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/e-learning/online-masters
3. University of the People Tuition Free Degrees
University of the People (UoPeople) offers everyone with internet access the opportunity to pursue Associate and Bachelor Degree Programs in Business Administration and Computer Science online. Tuition fee is free but students are required to pay an application Processing Fee (up to $50) as well as an Exam Processing Fee ($100) per end-of-course-exam. Scholarships are available to cover these fees.
UoPeople accepts students who have graduated high school, have access to a computer and the Internet and have sufficient English skills to study at the University. Applicants need to complete the application requirements and undergo an application process in order to be accepted into the program.
The admission process is administered in 5 terms annually. The next deadline is 1 March 2018 for term starting 12 April 2018. Interested applicants should apply today. For detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship and the University in general, please visit the official website.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.uopeople.edu
4. EdX Free Online Courses at Premier Universities
edX is a learning platform that gives students from any country the opportunity to take free online courses offered by three premier Universities in the US – Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley plus other premier universities. Online learners can earn a certificate of completion after completing the course. The course are available to anyone in the world – from any demographic – who has access to a computer with internet access.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.edx.org/