Victoria: what do you think of studying abroad?
Ian: I think it's a great idea. Studying abroad will offer you plenty of new opportunities. Are you planning on going abroad?
V: yes, I hope so. I am studying for my IELTS right now.
I: which country do you want to go to?
V: I'd like to study in the UK, but it's really expensive.
I: have you applied to any schools there?
V: yes, I received a conditional offer from Oxford University a few days ago.
I: congratulations! That's excellent news? What do you have to do to get an unconditional offer?
V: I have to get an IELTS score of 7.5 overall. Do you think I can do that?
I: if you study hard, I don't see why you wouldn't. Have you received any other offers?
V: I was also accpeted into Yale University, and Sydney University.
I: if you're worried about money, the cost of living is lowest in America. However, if you go to Oxford University, you'll probably be able to get any job you want in the future.
V: I just can't decide where to go. It's not an easy decision to make.
I: if I were you, I'd apply for some scholarships and grants before you decide. Whatevert you do, I know you'll succeed.
Scholarship: an amount of money given to sb by an organization to help pay for their education 奖学金countable
She won a scholarship to study at Stanford.
He went to drama school on a scholarship.
Grant: a sum of money that is given by the government or by another organization to be used for a particular purpose （政府、机构的）拨款
student grants(= to pay for their education)
He has been awarded a research grant.
Apply: to make a formal request, usually in writing, for sth such as a job, a place , at college, university, etc. （通常以书面形式）申请，请求 ~ (to sb/sth) (for sth)
to apply for a job/passport/grant
to apply to a company/university
You should apply in person/by letter.
He has applied to join the army.