I am Tasneem Ali and I belong from a very small town, Kalimpong in India. At present, I am a final year student pursuing B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata. Ever since I was a child, I always wanted to do something for the world we live in and my dream came true when I was accepted for an MSc in Sustainable Cities in the University of Leeds, UK.
Belonging from a small town like Kalimpong, I faced several hurdles to reach where I am today and getting an offer letter from one of the top 100 universities in the world was one of the happiest moment of my life. Obviously my happiness had no boundaries but along with that came financial difficulties. I did try for the scholarships as well but as everyone knows, grabbing a scholarship is extremely difficult and so far I have no success at it. My father even opted for loan but it turned out we were not eligible for a loan of more than 7 lakhs. The tuition fee for my course is £20750 which comes to approx. ₹19,10,532. Even if I am successful enough to get 10 lakhs from here, it would help me a lot. Every single help I receive from around the world, I promise to give back by making this world a more sustainable place to live in.
So far, my father is the financial bearer for both me and my brother's education but at this situation even my father will not be able to fund my studies abroad. Though he has promised to help me with my living expenses in the UK which is approx. 9 lakhs.
It would be really regretful for me as well as my parents if I would have to drop my post graduation plan because of financial problems. you could kindly help me, it would be highly appreciated.
Total expenditure listed:
Tution fees : ₹19,10,532
Living expenses : ₹9,00,000
Visa : ₹29,649
Course link: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/i429/sustainable-cities-msc