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Lack of finance

  1. Apr 1, 2014 #1
    i passed 12th grade with 80%.i want to major in physics.i thought of going to BITS dubai.but the fee structure there is too much costly and i can't afford it.so is there a way of getting any scholarship.also are there any exams which i could give to get such scholarships.please let me know if there are any as i am from a low income family
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  3. Apr 1, 2014 #2
    Have you thoroughly checked the University website as well as the website of the Physics department? If you still can't find anything you could email the contact address at the Physics department.
  4. Apr 2, 2014 #3
    yes i checked,there is no scholarship.what to do?i dont have enough money
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    Then go somewhere that you can afford.
  6. Apr 2, 2014 #5
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    well as you already know i told you that i have a very bad 12th grade score.i am also from a poor family.due to my low marks i can't get any scholarship.as a result i have to either discontinue my higher education or i had to get admitted in a very less reputed college which i can afford to.also after a bachelor's degree i can't do master's as i dont have that much of money.getting a loan would also wont be a good option as i wont get a good job after graduating from a bad college.now i totally have lost all my hopes of becoming a quantum mechanist.what to do now?
  7. Apr 2, 2014 #6


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    I am assuming you are not in the US. In the US there are many affordable options for schools that are respectable.

    Also, there is no such thing as a "quantum mechanist". Quantum mechanics is fundamental in many fields of physics.
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  8. Apr 2, 2014 #7
    If you cannot afford to go to a good school, and you had bad grades in high school, your chances are not looking too good. Try going to a "lower-quality" college and pursuing scholarships there with better grades.
  9. Apr 3, 2014 #8

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    I think you need to be realistic. Scholarships are usually reserved for those who are showing a trajectory of excellence. Poor grades makes it much less likely that you will get one. That's why they are called scholarships.

    We've been through this "quantum mechanicist" thing before here. You might want to reread that thread.
  10. Apr 3, 2014 #9
    i know that i wont get any scholarship but what i actually wanted to know is that if i get into any low graded college and do extremely well there.is there any possibility of pursuing master's with scholarship in any of those ivy league colleges?i do have some extra curricular activities.so in short i just want to know the way of getting into a reputed college from a worst college.
  11. Apr 3, 2014 #10

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    For heaven's sake, make up your mind!
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    Generally speaking graduate school is paid for through a stipend that you receive. Graduate students don't make a lot of money. But they usually get enough to survive and generally not fall any deeper into debt as they proceed in their studies.

    So your concern really boils down to the cost of an undergradute education. There are several options you have for addressing that (beyond scholarships of course). One option is to work for a few years and save up the money you need to pay for school. A lot of students feel pressured to start university right away, after finishing high school, but in many cases spending a year or two working can (a) generate some money, and (b) give you some maturity that might help with your studies. In some countries military service can even lead to having school paid for.

    Another option is to take on a student loan. Depending on where you live there may be all sorts of different options. I usually recommend taking on debt as a last resort because it has a tendency to haunt you.

    Also - senetences start with capital letters. In order to make one of these, you hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard and simultanesously type the letter you want to captialize. This helps the people reading your querry to read more efficiently.
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