DISCLAIMER: EVERYTHING MENTIONED IN THIS BLOG IS ACCORDING TO MY OWN EXPERIENCE
First of all review the eligibility criteria for the UGRAD. You should not be in the FIRST AND FINAL YEAR OF THE UNDERGRAD DEGREE.
|Tentative Announcement||September/ October|
|Duration||One semester – approximately half attend in fall and other half in spring|
|Grantees start studies||Fall next year|
SOURCE: USEFP – https://applications.usefp.org/programs/ugrad/
Who Am I? And Why you should Listen to my advice?
This and all other blogs about UGRAD will be concise and are according to my experience. I am UGRAD Alumni and I was selected in Spring 2020 as Principal Candidate. I had guided many students including international students. The procedure of UGRAD application should be taken into great consideration, You might have heard that SOP (Statement of Purpose) matters, Yes it does matter but one should not neglect the application form itself. Each and everything should be filled upto the limit of words.
Most importantly, regarding the activities part of the application, please make sure to fill the activities part of the application in more elaborative terms rather than just a one-liner.
For instance: I actively participated in the ……… program/activity and I learned …….. (explain the importance and how it had affected your personality positively).
4. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Significant AND very important section of the application – PRO TIP – Limit your words to the mentioned 4 Queries
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If you are from the underdeveloped areas of Pakistan like KPK, Gilgit, Souther Punjab, etc.. you are highly encouraged to apply.
Most Important Advice: STAY POSITIVE AND USE ACTIVE ACTION VERBS in the application
And gather your documents
In UGRAD, I will not recommend a one-liner answer to the questions in the application form. APPLICATION FORM IS A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN TELL ABOUT YOURSELF, MARKET YOURSELF AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY PORTION OF THE APPLICATION.
Make sure that whatever, you are writing in the application form, SHOULD NOT OVERLAP IN THE SOP and should be authentic.
Again take advantage of every single portion of the application to TELL ABOUT YOURSELF, Why you are the most fit for the UGRAD? How you are different from others? And How you can bring change and can add value to the Program and to the COMMUNITY.
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