Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience for students, and even professionals. It is one of the best chances to gain more confidence by improving certain skills that help you connect with others, such as leadership, communication skills, and cross-cultural awareness – giving you benefits to your education and career significantly. Also, by studying abroad, you will have the opportunity to hone your language skills and experience a different style of teaching, which can help you adjust to different management styles – making you more versatile in the workplace.
If you have not already gained any work experience, or unemployed, studying in a new country can benefit you to increase career opportunities depending on your field of study. This experience can give you the opportunity to consult for companies, experience diverse cultures, and engage with industry leaders.
But, of course, studying abroad may not be as cheap as you wish – for you not only need to pay for academic tuition and fees, but you also need extra cash for travel costs and residence expenses. Here are some financial aids you may want to consider to take if you wish to study in Spain.
MIT – Zaragoza Dual Degree Scholarships
Zaragoza Logistics Centre (ZLC) has partnered with leading business schools to offer dual degree programmes combining a Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with an International MBA. These dual degree master programmes are intended to prepare high-profile candidates to undertake managerial positions that combine general management capabilities with specialized logistics and supply chain management skills.
ZLC will award a number of scholarships consisting of reduction in tuition for the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) programme. The reduction will depend on the applicant’s academic achievements and distinctive personal accomplishment in addition to an interest in pursuing a career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The available scholarships are:
- Coverage of 25% reduction in tuition for applicants with an average evaluation grade of 6 – 8.5
- Coverage of 50% reduction in tuition for applicants with an average evaluation grade of 8.5 – 10
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must already be admitted to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) programme through ZLC’s regular admissions procedure. Furthermore, to be eligible for the scholarship, you must:
- Have evidence that you have successfully completed an International MBA in a partner business school
- Have completed a four-year undergraduate programme equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree
- Have professional excellence with a background or experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, or exceptional academic achievement
- Have a competitive GMAT or GRE score. Exceptions may be granted to those who have demonstrated strong professional and/or academic achievement in completing a college degree
- Be fluent in English and have a competitive IELTS or TOEFL score. Exceptions may be granted to those who have demonstrated evidence of advanced verbal and written proficiency in the English language.
If you have met the criteria to be eligible for the scholarship, submit a copy of each of the following documents by e-mail to the ZLC Financial Aid Officer email@example.com by May 31st 2019.
- Application form (provided on the scholarship brochure)
- Income statement (not applicable for applicants who are currently full-time students)
- Copy of passport
- Resume / curriculum vitae (CV)
- Acceptance letter to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) programme
Enquiries on the scholarship can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (+34) 976 070 148.
For more information, download the scholarship brochure provided on the ZLC website.
MAEC-AECID Grants, Scholarships and Assistantships
The Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC) and the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) has collaborated to provide grants to strengthen the cultural, educational, and scientific ties with Latin America. The agency manages these grants through its Department of University and Scientific Cooperation, within the Directorate of Cultural and Scientific Relations. The programme is comprised of a wide range of offers towards Spanish and international students, that includes training, internships and assistantships in areas involving development cooperation linked to art, education and culture. The duration of each programme varies between one and 18 months.
AECID, together with its partners, operates in more than 30 countries around the world through its network of Technical Cooperation Offices, Cultural Centres and Training Centres. The Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) is the main executive arm of the Spanish Aid, and is geared toward human sustainable development and fighting poverty. AECID was established to fully promote development, conceived to be a fundamental human right. AECID is present in the countries identified below:
- Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Philippines, Vietnam
- Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine Territories, Tunisia
- Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Senegal
- Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
After a history of more than seven decades, the MAEC-AECID grant, scholarship and assistantship programmes have become consolidated as one of the foremost instruments of Spain’s foreign policy, which now constitutes a diverse network including thousands of former recipients worldwide. MAEC-AECID has collaborated with many Spanish universities in offering scholarships not only to Spanish citizens but also to international students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in Spain. The scholarships vary in four programmes.
Programme I: Renewal for institutional scholarships for Doctorate studies, which is addressed to those who beneficiate from a scholarship of the programme of a previous call.
Programme II: Scholarship for the Master’s degree in Leadership and Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration and the International University Menendez Pelayo, which is addressed to public functionaries natives of a country receiving the Development Official Assistance.
Programme III: Scholarship for Master’s degree studies at the Industrial Organization School, which is addressed to natives of countries receiving the Development Official Assistance in order to conduct studies on Renewable Energies, Environmental Engineering and Management, Water Engineering and Management.
Programme IV: Postgraduate scholarships for research and development cooperation projects, which were established with the intention to recuperate the university and scientific cooperation in order to conduct research projects in the field of development cooperation. Researchers in this programme are enrolled in master or doctorate studies and are financed within the framework of a research project among Spanish universities and one of the countries partners in the Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation.
Individuals who are awarded grants, scholarships or assistantships will receive the following.
- Monthly stipends between € 600 and € 2200, depending on the programme and the hosting institution
- Travel allowances between € 200 and € 1500, depending on the hosting institution
- Medical insurance
Scholarships are only open to Spanish, EU and international applicants with a Bachelor’s degree and are enrolled in a Master or Doctorate programme.
The application process, including the submission of the documents required, is carried out exclusively online, through the AECID website www.aecid.gob.es. The website is in Spanish and a little bit of English. If you have trouble in the application process, contact the AECID office located in your home country.
Application deadlines vary between February and March, depending on each programme.