Hello! This is Sachin Kumar. I hails from small village of Churu district of Rajasthan. I have completed my graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). This funding campaign has been launched by me to raise funds for fulfilment of my dream to study at SOAS University of London. I have been offered admission in MSc International Politics for the Class of 2021. I applied for the admission to University in March and got the offer letter on the Ambedkar Jayanti i.e. 14th of April 2021. I could not apply before this due to the lockdown and internet issues at my native place. Till the time I got the offer letter, deadlines of almost all the scholarships were already over. When I seen the fees printed on my offer letter, I got afraid, because this seemed near to impossible for me to raise such a huge amount on my own. But I don't wanted to loose this opportunity. Because letting it go means wastage of one academic year, and going through whole process of application again. I decided to raise the funds, I know the amount seems huge, but I have no other choice rather than asking for favor from you people. I have done my complete schooling in the Navodaya Vidyalaya and later on graduation from JNU, so throughout my study, I never faced a financial crunch due to these two institutes. I believe in the power of civil society. This faith is the motivating force for me to make me write this story here, otherwise I have almost decided to apply for the next year.
The course I have been offered was my first preference in order of application. I have a keen interest in making sense of International Politics. Starting from my school days, I have developed this interest wholly by myself. Without any formal education in the specified course, I have got the admission only because of my self study. As I have also mentioned in my SoP, my aim is to reshape the domain of international relations and foreign policy study. This MSc course is important for me because SOAS University of London would offer me the most diverse study of the domain. As my prime interst is studying and dwelling in the subject from the lens of third world and global south, this admission is crucial to decide my future. I promise you if I would be able to realize this dream, I will repay this to the society and will definitely make you feel proud.
I request you all to contribute whatever amount you can, even if you can't, still, I thank you to visit this page.