It is often said that the absence of preparation, and knowledge birth failure and poor performance, indeed this saying hold sway in every aspirations of life. Truth be told I have lost count of the number of times I hear some persons who perhaps have applied for one or two juicy scholarship schemes outside the compass of their country, saying that they could not get the scholarship applied for because they never knew that certain documents were very crucial in that regards, and so that golden opportunity was lost to the wind of what seem to be seemingly laxity. Are you surprise? Please don’t be, its the hard truth, what you don’t know will not work wonders for you.

But guess what whether you are a victim of this trend or not or perhaps you are simply a prospective aspirants, one of the vital tips you must know is that certain documents are very essential in your pursuit of being picked for a juicy scholarship by a foreign Institution or organizations.

We have taken time out to highlight these essential documents to your delight, these vital documents which includes.

  • ID/Passport
  • Transcripts/Degree
  • Language Certificate
  • Motivation latter
  • Recommendation/Reference letter
  • CV/resume
  • Scholarship application form


The Passport or ID is the primus interpares of documents you must have for persons seeking for a foreign scholarship into a foreign country, whether on the bases of jobs, academic, it’s a necessity.

The passport is said to be a booklet with either 32 pages (standard passport) or 66 pages (business passport). The pages provide space for visas and stamps. As a citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter state like Germany, USA, and Holland among other foreign country generally you must first obtain a visa, which is cited in the traveler’s passport, a travel paper issued by the traveler’s state of citizenship or nationality. However there are basically some steps such a person must take in other to acquire such documents.


One of the most vital documents needed for any foreign scholarship is the transcript. The academic transcript states your name, the institution you studied at, and a list of all courses taken, all grades received and degrees conferred. It should provide full details of the degree class and grades you received in each unit or module in that institution.

The transcript simply put is a confirmation of your education account in that institution. It has a digest of record of all the subjects you have studied with your scores in the form of marks or grades given by the institution of study. As a student especially seeking admission into any foreign institution you must have this document with you.

Motivation latter

A motivation letter, also known as a letter of motivation, is a short one-page long letter that explains your personality in relation to what you are applying for, and why you’re the perfect candidate for that position or scholarship by using examples of your interests and achievements. It’s usually attached to your resume when applying for a job.

Most times your employer or institution you are applying for scholarship would want to understand a bit about your person in a summary version, trust me when I say you need this document.

Language Certificate

The world is multifaceted and multidimensional especially in language, most times because of the constrains or language barrier in certain countries, in order to study at those university, your proficiency in such language used to lecture the course must be very high. In Germany, for example courses are usually taught in German. So when next you want to apply for a scholarship put this at the back of your mine.

Recommendation/Reference letter

What Is a Reference Letter?

A friend of my once said you either get to the top by commendations or recommendations. Trust me when I say there’s light in this statement.  A reference letter entails a positive endorsement or affirmation of a person’s skills and attributes, written by someone well-known with their work, character, and accomplishments. Reference letters are needed when applying for scholarship in colleges, jobs, internships, volunteer and graduate school course.




If as a graduate you are yet to put together a striking resume that befit your line of profession then trust me when I say you are wrong. Your resume is one of the first set of documents you must have when applying for a job even outside your country.

A Curriculum Vitae contains details about your education, professional career, publications, awards, honors, and other achievements. In the USA and Canada, a CV is used only for academic applications, however in this part of Africa   jobs, grants, research fellowships, amongst are some of the reasonable reasons for getting this document; the bottom line is that you need this document.

Scholarship application form

A scholarship is a type of monetary aid awarded to students to further their studies. It will interest you to know that Scholarships are awarded on the foundations of various criteria, one of which is the acquisition of the scholarship application form either online or offline.

Indeed the list is quite long, but every journey begins with a step, don’t wait for opportunity to pass you by when it comes your way, get yourself prepared especially by having these listed documents ID/Passport, Transcripts/Degree, Language Certificate, Motivation latter, Recommendation/Reference letter, CV/resume, Scholarship application form it will do you a whole lots of good.

See you at the top.

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