SCHOLARSHIPS

Crawford Fund Fellowship for Developing Countries’ Scientists in Australia, 2015
Crawford Fund invites nominations for training fellowship in agriculture, fisheries or forestry from scientists from a selected group of developing countries. The successful recipient shall spend up to three months at an Australian institution receiving further training in an aspect of agricultural research or resource development.  The training shall have relevance to the needs of the recipient’s home country and the benefits that may accrue from the award of the Fellowship. Nominations for the award should be made by at least two persons with experience in agriculture and who have a good knowledge of the nominee’s background. The closing date for nominations is 30 April, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Training will emphasize the application of knowledge to increase agricultural production in the Fellow’s home country.
Course Level: The successful recipient shall spend up to three months at an Australian agricultural institution receiving further training in an aspect of agricultural research or resource development.
Scholarship Provider: The Crawford Fund
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to citizens of selected developing countries. In 2015 the countries selected are set out in the Schedule below. The nominated countries may change with time. Nominees will be actively engaged in the practice of some aspect of agricultural research or extension and may be undertaking formal postgraduate study. The successful recipient will be below the age of 35 years on 1 January in the year of the Fellowship Award.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati, Vanuatu and Vietnam can apply for this training fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Crawford Fund Fellowship was established in 2002 with the generous support of Dr Brian Booth AM FTSE. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide further training of a scientist in agriculture, fisheries or forestry from a selected group of developing countries, whose work has shown significant potential. The training will take place at an Australian agricultural institution and will emphasise the application of knowledge to increased agricultural production in the Fellow’s home country.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fellowship is offered for up to three months.
What does it cover?  The recipient shall be entitled to a return economy airfare to and from Australia, graduate student standard accommodation and subsistence during the tenure of the Fellowship and comprehensive medical insurance for the period of the Fellowship.
Selection Criteria: In determining the successful nominee, the selection committee shall take into account the candidate’s professional history and experience, and the impact of his/her contributions in the application of research and development in agriculture in a developing country or countries. This impact should be identified where possible in terms of benefits to agricultural production. Preference shall be given to applicants who have not previously accepted a similar award.
Notification: The successful nominee shall be notified by letter signed by the Chief Executive of The Crawford Fund.
How to Apply:
-Nominations for the award should be made by at least two persons with experience in agriculture and who have a good knowledge of the nominee’s background. The nominations must include the nominee’s full name and title, communication details, education qualifications, and professional experience. Any special aspects to the advantage of the candidate should be included. The nominators should provide evidence indicating the nominee’s fluency in English.
-The first proposer must be an Australian. The second proposer should be the Officerin-Charge of the nominee’s Institute, Department, etc. Nominations must be made on the application form obtainable from the Crawford Fund by post or via emailing office at Crawford-at-crawfordfund.org.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for nominations is 30 April, 2015.


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ESMT Academic Excellence Scholarship for MBA Students in Germany, 2015
European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) is offering MBA academic excellence scholarships for international students. All candidates with a GMAT score of over 700 are eligible. These partial-tuition scholarships are available to male or female candidates. Candidates need to provide their official GMAT scores (not older than five years) and a short essay included in the online application. The Early decision deadline is April 2 and the last deadline for the MBA program for visa purposes is November 2 (December 2 for EU nationals).
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for in the area of Business Administration.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full time MBA program.
Scholarship Provider: European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Accreditation: ESMT is a private business school, accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, and FIBAA. Since 2013 ESMT has the right to grant PhDs.
Eligibility: All candidates with a GMAT score of over 700 are eligible. Candidates need to provide their official GMAT scores (not older than five years) and a short essay included in the online application.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: This partial-tuition scholarship is available to male or female candidates for the Full-time MBA program with an exceptional record of academic excellence and a GMAT score over 700.
Number of award(s):  Up to 2 partial-tuition scholarships are offered.
Duration of award(s):  Not Known
What does it cover?  The value of each scholarship is up to € 15,000.
Selection Criteria: Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, leadership potential, and interpersonal skills.
Notification: Not Known
Online Application: To receive a scholarship, MBA candidates first fill out an online application to the MBA program. All applicants to the MBA program are automatically considered for any available scholarships.
Scholarship Application Deadline:  The Early decision deadline is April 2 and the last deadline for the MBA program for visa purposes is November 2 (December 2 for EU

 

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Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (JIRCAS) in Developing Countries, 2015 
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is offering international award for young agricultural researchers (JIRCAS). Applicants must be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing countries. Candidates should be non-Japanese researchers under 40 years old as of January 01, 2015, belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university. The award winners will be invited to Japan to receive their awards personally and present their research results and achievements. Application should be submitted till May 15, 2015.
Study Subject (s):  Award covers all research areas in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing countries, including the industry sectors of food, forestry and fisheries, and the fields of environmental, forestry and marine sciences. Basic research and socioeconomic fields are also covered.
Course Level: Award is available to undertake research programme.
Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
Scholarship can be taken at: Developing Countries (applicants will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony and accept their awards and cash gifts).
Eligibility:
-Should be under the age of 40 (as of January 01, 2015)
-Should be researchers who have the nationality of developing countries and/or territories, belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university
-Should be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related -industries in developing regions
-Must be able to attend the commendation ceremony and deliver a lecture on October 27, 2015.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Foreign researchers can apply for this JIRCAS award.
Scholarship Description: This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing countries, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Up to three young researchers who have shown outstanding performance in research and development, and outstanding research achievements that will lead to future technological innovation.
Number of award(s):  Up to three award winners will be named.
Duration of award(s):  Not Known
What does it cover? The JIRCAS award winners will be invited to Japan to receive their awards personally and present their research results and achievements. The winners will be bestowed a testimonial by the Chairman of the AFFRC during the commendation ceremony and will also receive a cash prize of US$5,000 each from JIRCAS.
Selection Criteria:  The award winners will be decided from among the final applicants by the Chairman of AFFRC based on the outcome of evaluation and selection carried out by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will give consideration to the following perspectives in evaluating and judging the applicants’ performance and research achievements for this award:
-The research and development have shown abundant originality.
-Achievements in the research and development have been objectively evaluated, e.g., by  being published in academic or technical journals.
-The research and development have provided consideration for the development of agriculture, forestry, fisheries or related industries in developing countries in terms of dissemination and commercialization.
-The research and development have shown potential for great development and for leading to future technological and methodological innovations, even when it might not be fully completed or not diffused enough at the present time.
Notification:  Awarding Ceremony will be on October 27, 2015.
How to Apply:  Applicants should apply by post.
-Applications must be prepared according to the “Instructions in the Preparation of Application Forms” and submitted by the recommending institute by post. Moreover, word-processed files of each form must be submitted by the recommending institute via e-mail as they will be used for the preparation of a short-list.
-Only one researcher can be recommended from each institute, including its branches.
If an institute recommends two candidates or more, the Secretariat will ask the institute to choose one. If the institute does not respond by the due date, all applications from that institute will be excluded.
-The application must include supporting materials that substantiate the candidate’s achievements, such as the applicant’s most important research papers (three items), technical handbooks, patent applications or utility models, newspaper articles etc., and the entire publication list directly related to the applicant’s research.
-Applications that are insufficient or incorrect will be excluded from the evaluation.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is May 15, 2015.

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UTS International Research Scholarships (UTS IRS) in Australia, 2015-2016
University of Technology is inviting applications for international research scholarships (IRS) to eligible candidates who demonstrate exceptional research potential. The UTS IRS only covers the tuition fees for a period of two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Research Doctorate degree. The maximum value of an IRS in a year is equal to the estimated annual tuition fee, as specified in the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) for the HDR being undertaken by the student. The application deadline is 20 August 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded to study any course available at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters by research and doctoral research programs at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Scholarship Provider: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Accreditation: University of Technology Sydney is accredited by the Association of ACU, Association of Australian Technology Network, Association of Commonwealth Universities and ASAIHL.
Eligibility: To be eligible for an IRS, a student must:
-be an overseas student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth); and
-purchase and maintain a standard OSHC policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA); and
-be commencing full-time enrollment for the first-time in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at an eligible scholarship provider (such as the University. The provider may also consider students who: commenced their HDR in the previous year but who, due to the timing of their application and subsequent enrolment, were unable to apply for the scholarship in that year; or commenced a HDR and terminated that enrollment within six months of commencement; or are nominated by their Faculty/Institute for strategic reasons related to their research project; or have been approved for a course transfer to a different Faculty/Institute; and
be enrolled as a full-time student; and
-be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as one of its areas of research concentration; and -not have completed a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature; and
-not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description : The UTS International Research Scholarship (UTS IRS) is provided by the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) as part of its long term commitment to internationalisation with a particular view to enhancing its international links and profile in research. It is aimed at attracting high quality international students to work in areas of research strength.
Number of award(s): Each year, UTS offers up to 60 IRS to eligible candidates who demonstrate exceptional research potential.
Duration of award(s): The UTS IRS only covers the tuition fees for a period of two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Research Doctorate degree. The University may consider extending the duration of an IRS for a research doctorate student of up to six months provided the student is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the student.
What does it cover? The IRS only covers tuition fees under a doctoral or masters degree by research. It does not provide for the cost of standard Overseas Health Cover (OSHC), living allowance, travel, conference attendance, medical costs associated with the issue or renewal of a student visa, thesis expenses, the cost of English language testing, tuition fees for bridging English language courses, or costs associated with study-related field trips. The IRS scholarship is not transferable to another institution. The maximum value of an IRS in a year is equal to the estimated annual tuition fee, as specified in the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), for the HDR being undertaken by the student.
Selection Criteria : Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply:  To apply, please submit the UTS International Higher Degree Research Application Form for both the degree and scholarship(s) through UTS: International by the advertised deadline. Applicants should ensure that they submit their completed application, including all required supporting documentation, by the relevant application deadline. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 20 August 2015.

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2015 Leakey Foundation Research Grants for International Students, USA


The Leakey Foundation is awarding research grants for advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists. The Foundation funds research related specifically to human origins. Research Grants are awarded twice annually (in May and December). The majority of the Foundation’s Research Grants to doctoral students are in the $3,000 to a maximum of $15,000 range. Larger grants, especially to senior scientists and post-doctoral students, may be funded up to $25,000. The application deadline is January 5th, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Grants are awarded for research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers.
Course Level: Grants are available to undertake research.
Scholarship Provider: The Leakey Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists are eligible for general research grants. There are no citizenship restrictions. However, all applications must be in English.
Scholarship Open for International Students:  There are no citizenship restrictions.
Scholarship Description: Research Grants are awarded twice annually (in May and December) and constitute the majority of the Foundation’s grant program. The Foundation funds research related specifically to human origins.
Number of award(s):  Not Known
Duration of award(s):  Not Known
What does it cover? The majority of the Foundation’s Research Grants to doctoral students are in the $3,000 to a maximum of $15,000 range. The limit of funding for a single proposal submitted by a post-doctoral applicant or a senior scientist is $25,000.
Selection Criteria: Grant proposals are sent to scientists with pertinent expertise for peer review, evaluated by the Scientific Executive Committee, and must be approved for funding by the Board of Trustees. Applicants are welcome to suggest potential peer reviewers. Edited reviews will be sent to applicants. These reviews are intended to offer constructive criticism. Final decisions are also based on consideration of the current applicant pool, the relevancy of your proposal to understanding human origins, and the funds available during a given year.
Notification:  Decisions for the Fall Cycle are announced in mid-December.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The next application deadline is July 15th for fall cycle.
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Business School International MSc Scholarships at Hull University in UK, 2015
Hull University is inviting applications for international scholarships. Six scholarships of £ 5,000 are available for new MSc students (non-University of Hull graduates). MSc Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. In order to be considered for MSc scholarship, applicants must have applied and received confirmation of an offer to study before applying for this scholarship and must write their admissions application code on this scholarship application for consideration. The application deadline is 20 July 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the Hull University in UK.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing MSc degree level at Hull University in UK.
Scholarship Provider: Hull University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must -have applied and received confirmation of an offer to study before applying for this scholarship and must write their admissions application code on this scholarship application for consideration -be able to commence their studies in September 2015 -have not been awarded any other scholarship or sponsorship -be considered as international students for tuition fee purposes
Scholarship Open for International Students: International Students can apply for these scholarships.
 
Business School International MSc Scholarships
Scholarship Description: Business School International Scholarships are available at Hull University. Applicants who are considered as international students for tuition fee purposes. There are 10 scholarships of £5,000 available to outstanding academic achievers joining the school at Level 4 or 5 (Years 1 and 2) and Six scholarships of £5,000 are available for new MSc students (non-University of Hull graduates) and these are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
Number of award(s): 6 scholarships are offered.
What does it cover? Business School International MSc Scholarship: Six scholarships of £5,000 are available for new MSc students (non-University of Hull graduates) and these are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
Selection criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on academic excellence.
Notification: Successful applicants will be notified by 5 August 2015 and the scholarship will be offset against your tuition fee at registration.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post and electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 20 July 2015.

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AUT Vice Chancellor Doctoral Scholarships in New Zealand, 2015
Auckland University of Technology is offering vice chancellor doctoral scholarships for domestic and international applicants. These scholarships are awarded to applicants who are qualified to register for full-time study in a doctoral degree at AUT. Scholarships are available for up to three years and each scholarship is worth in total approximately $96,000. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence. The applications deadlines are 15 April 2015 and 15 October 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to encourage and stimulate doctoral studies in areas of University Research capability. The proposed field of study is one where the University can offer supervision.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral programme at Auckland University of Technology.
Scholarship Provider: Auckland University of Technology
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand
Eligibility:
-The October round is open to all applicants. The scholarship is open to applicants who are qualified to register for full-time study in a doctoral degree at AUT.
-The April round is open only to domestic applicants and international applicants with a qualifying degree from a New Zealand University.
-Applicants must meet the normal admission criteria to the doctoral programme, including, minimally, second class (first division) honours or equivalent as stated in the Academic Calendar.
-The proposed field of study is one where the University can offer supervision
-Preference will be given to new applicants to a doctoral programme, including those in provisional candidature at AUT
Scholarship Open for International Students: Domestic and international applicants can apply for these vice chancellor doctoral scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Vice-chancellor’s Doctoral scholarships are available for up
to three years and each scholarship is worth in total approximately $96,000. The purpose of the AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships is to encourage and stimulate doctoral studies in areas of University Research capability.
Number of award(s):  The number of scholarships varies.
 
Duration of award(s):  These vice chancellor doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years. If a recipient has been enrolled in the doctoral programme at AUT for more than six months at the time of application the scholarship tenure will be reduced accordingly.
What does it cover? The scholarship consists of the following:
-Annual payment of tuition fees (at the domestic rate) plus the compulsory student services fee;
-An annual stipend of NZ$25,000 per year
Selection Criteria: The Scholarship office will forward to faculties applications from students who have applied to that faculty. The faculties will nominate a shortlist to be considered by the final AUT selection panel. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
Notification:  Applicants will be notified approximately six to eight weeks after the closing date.

How to Apply: There are two parts to the application process. You must 1) apply for this scholarship online and 2) submit your application for doctoral study if you have not already done so. Both procedures must be initiated for your application to be considered. Domestic applicants are advised to contact the Faculty Postgraduate Office where you intend to study to discuss admission into the PhD programme. International applicants should contact phdadmissions-at-aut.ac.nz for advice regarding the admissions process prior to applying for this scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship who have initiated the application for admission are more likely to be successful.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The applications deadlines are 15 April 2015 and 15 October 2015.
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New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards, 2016

March 13, 2012

Applications are invited for 2016 New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards. These awards are open for postgraduate study at one of the participating tertiary institution in New Zealand. Grants are awarded for the whole duration of the programme. Scholarships are open for the national from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Criteria for awards for Brunei and Singapore are set by Victoria University of Wellington. Application timelines can vary depending on the country.

Study Subject(s) : Applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given as follows (except for For Brunei and Singapore): Agriculture Development, Renewable Energy, English Language Teaching, Disaster Risk Management, Public Sector Management and Private Sector Development.
Course Level: Awards are available for pursuing Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree and PhD Degree Program at New Zealand institutions. Applicants from Brunei and Singapore will pursue PhD study at Victoria University of Wellington.
Scholarship Provider: New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international development programme.
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility : Applicants must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Scholarship:
-Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
-Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship.
-Not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.
-Important note: this condition does not apply to applicants from the Cook Islands, Tokelau or Niue, or applicants from Samoa with dual Samoa-NZ citizenship.
-Have resided in your home country for at least two years immediately prior to commencing your scholarship.
-Important note:this condition does not apply to applicants who are members of the diplomatic corps or their dependants, and may not apply to applicants for Short Term Scholarships.
-Have at least 2 years of work experience (part time or fulltime, paid or voluntary).
-Important note:this condition does not apply to applicants from the Pacific who are applying for a pre-service scholarship -Not be serving military personnel.
-Be able to satisfy Immigration requirements for international student entry to New Zealand or the country in which you will undertake your scholarship (i.e. medical checks, police clearances/character checks, etc.)
-Be academically and linguistically able to obtain an Offer of Place for the proposed programme of study from the tertiary institute where you will undertake your scholarship.
-Not have been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship
-Seek a qualification that will contribute to the sustainable development of your home country
-Commit to return to your country for a minimum of 2 years at the end of your scholarship.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries : Applications for New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards are welcome from the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Scholarship Description : The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards (NZAS) recognise New Zealand’s close cultural, economic, and geographic ties with Southeast Asia. They seek to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to the economic, social, and political development of their region. NZAS are offered for postgraduate level study. NZAS are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme. They are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s): NZPS are awarded for the whole duration of the programme i.e. 6 months for postgraduate certificate, 1 year for postgraduate diploma, 1 – 2 years for Masters Degree and 3 – 4 years for PhD program. As part of your New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship, you may be eligible to undertake English Language Training in Cambodia for up to one year prior to taking up your study in New Zealand.

What does it cover?  The entitlements of the Scholarship include full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between your home country and New Zealand at the start and end of your scholarship, home leave or reunion travel for some eligible scholars, pastoral and academic support at your institution, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students.

Selection Criteria: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and a commitment to the development of their home country. Preference is also given to candidates who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship.

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply : Apply for an Offer of Place (admission) at your preferred one of the ten eligible New Zealand education institutions using their usual application process for international students.
-Once you receive admission to a New Zealand institution, download the New Zealand Scholarships 
application form and complete all sections.
-Submit 2 copies of your completed application form, with all attachments and supporting documents (including an Offer of Place) by the deadline to their respective 
New Zealand Embassy.
-The applications and selection process for applicants from Brunei and Singapore will be managed by 
Victoria University of Wellington.

Scholarship Application Deadline : Application timelines can vary depending on the country.
Brunei: 1st July 2015
Cambodia: 30 April 2015
Indonesia: 30 April 2015
Lao PDR: 31 March 2015
Myanmar: 31 July 2015
Malaysia: 31 July 2015
Philippines: 31 July 2015
Singapore: 1st July 2015
Thailand: 31 July 2015
Vietnam: 30 June 2015

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Marie Curie Zukunftskolleg Incoming Research Fellowships (ZIF-MC) in Germany, 2016

Applications are invited for five year Marie Curie Zukunftskolleg Incoming researchfellowships (ZIF-MC) from postdoctoral researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. Fellowships are awarded in any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz. The Fellowships will begin on March 1, 2016, and end on February 28, 2021. Fellows have an opportunity to teach. They are expected to participate actively in the regular weekly meetings of the Zukunftskolleg and to have their place of residence in Konstanz. The deadline for applications is May 18, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers to undertake research at University of Konstanz.
Scholarship Provider: The Seventh Framework Program (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People (co-funding of regional, national and international programs), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Konstanz.
Scholarship can be taken at: 
Germany

Eligibility: In order to be eligible, candidates must fulfill all of the eligibility criteria:
-Applicants must have a doctoral degree;
-Applicants cannot currently hold a permanent position as full professor, or the equivalent of the German venia legendi (“Habilitation”)
-Applicants must not have had their main residence in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years prior to the application deadline;
-Applicants must have already secured a research grant of at least 50,000 Euros or an equivalent amount of funding to be used for their research while at the Zukunftskolleg Funding from other EU sources (such as ERC grants or other Marie Curie funding) is not eligible;
-Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible;
-Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz;
-Applicants must submit all required documents by the specified deadline, including two letters of reference;

Scholarship Open for International Students: The fellowship is open to all nationalities –EU as well as non-EU citizens.

Scholarship Description: The University of Konstanz, with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research,” has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments. The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the University of Konstanz for the promotion of young researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and is an integral component of the institutional strategy “Model Konstanz — Towards a Culture of Creativity.” The Zukunftskolleg forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between distinguished researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources for obtaining extramural funding. The Marie Curie call for applications is part of the Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Program (ZIF) and is financed by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People (co-funding of regional, national and international programs), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Konstanz.

Number of award(s): The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers up to five (5) ZIF Marie Curie Research Fellowships

Duration of award(s):  Fellowships are awarded for a period of five years. The Fellowships will begin on March 1, 2016, and end on February 28, 2021.

What does it cover? The 5-Year Research Fellowship consists of an employment contract with the University of Konstanz in accordance with the public sector staff tariffs of the federal states (TV-L; depending on personal qualifications and up to salary group 14 TV-L). Fellows are expected to have their place of residence in Konstanz. Each Fellow receives Start-up Funding and a Research Allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel, and equipment purchases. Each Fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. A Mentoring Committee supports each Fellow in her/his career development. This committee consists of an experienced researcher from the Fellow’s research field within the university department, as well as an advanced Research Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg.

Selection Criteria:  The applications are selected in a three stage process: Eligibility check and pre-selection; International external peer-review and Interdisciplinary Workshop on Future Research Directions at the University of Konstanz. Since it is the community of fellows that makes up the Zukunftskolleg, applicants are assessed, not only for their academic achievements, but also for their personal, social and method-related abilities. The selection of fellows is organized as a highly competitive process involving intra-disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary evaluation. Criteria include diverse knowledge and qualifications such as leadership and teamwork skills, teaching or management experience, mobility and independence. Ideally, candidates already have some experience as postdoctoral researchers and have published in their area of research. There is no age limit, although the candidates’ achievements should be in line with their “academic age,” so that they have a realistic prospect of being appointed professors. Personal assessment of the remaining candidates by the Recruitment Committee in the interdisciplinary Workshop on Future Research Directions, to be held at the University of Konstanz in October 2015.

Notification:  Candidates will be informed of the final decision and the evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of their applications approximately one week after the workshop.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via online application portal. All required documents should be in pdf format. The following materials are required to submit the application:
-A complete application form;
-Motivation Letter (1 page max);
-Project Outline (5 pages max);
-Curriculum Vitae
-Copies of all relevant degree certificates
-Writing Sample (max ca. 30 pages)
-Two letters of reference.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is May 18, 2015.

bsp;Victoria University of Wellington.

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Einstein Fellowship for International Applicants in Germany, 2016

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. Application closing date is April 15, 2015.

Study Subject(s) : Fellowship is awarded for a project in a different field from that of applicant’s previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research.
Scholarship Provider: The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility :
-Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.
-It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD.
-Please note that no fellowships will be given for dissertation research. The proposed project must be significantly different in content and preferably filed and formed from the applicant’s previous work.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries : German and international applicants are eligible for this Einstein fellowship.

Scholarship Description : The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Number of award(s): One Einstein fellowship is available.

Duration of award(s): The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin.

What does it cover?  The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Selection Criteria:  A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply : Applications should be submitted via email or by post. Applications for 2016 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation.

Scholarship Application Deadline : All documents must be received by April 15, 2015.

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UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme, 2015

Applications are invited for UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme available in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. Up to twenty training fellowships will be awarded for a period of four weeks from 5 to 30 October 2015. UNESCO will solicit applications from the developing countries and countries in transition. The application deadline is 22 May 2015.

Study Subject(s): The candidates may choose to study in the following fields of study: Energy and sustainable development; Ecological management of energy resources; Renewable energy and Sustainable and renewable energy power generation.
Course Level: This is a four weeks fellowship programme.
Scholarship Provider: UNESCO Programme and International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow (Russian Federation).
Scholarship can be taken at: 
The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation.

Eligibility:  Candidates must meet the following criteria: 
-Holder of at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics;
-Proficient in the Russian language;
-Not more than 35 years of age.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Applicants from following countries: Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; Arab States: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen; Asia and the pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor – Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam; Latin America and Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (plurinacional State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela; Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovak Republic, The former Yugolsav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, and Ukraine and Associate member state: Tokelau can apply for these training fellowships.

Scholarship Description:  The aim of this fellowships programme is to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. The medium of instruction will be English. UNESCO will solicit applications from the developing countries and countries in transition. In line with the strategy and objectives of the approved UNESCO Programme and Budget for the Fellowships Programme Section, the UNESCO Category II International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow (Russian Federation) is offering twenty (20) fellowships of four weeks (4)  duration each in 2015.

Number of award(s):  Twenty (20) fellowships will be awarded in 2015.

Duration of award(s):  The duration of each fellowship is four weeks from 5 to 30 October 2015.

What does it cover?
Facilities offered by ISEDC:
-Beneficiaries will be exempt of paying tuition fees for the entire duration of studies/training;
-Fellows will undertake studies/training under the supervision of an advisor or study director that will be provided by the host institution;
-The donor Government will pay stipends to beneficiaries on a monthly basis, in local currency. The stipend amounting to eight hundred (800) US dollars is intended to cover living expenses such as accommodation, meals, pocket expenses, and incidentals. The donor will determine the amount of the stipend to be granted to beneficiaries;
-ISEDC will assist in obtaining modest housing for the fellows.
Facilities offered by UNESCO:
-UNESCO will cover the cost of the round-trip international travel at the most economical rate and the most direct flights.
-UNESCO will pay a one-time travel allowance amounting to US$100 (one hundred US dollars) prior to the fellows’ departure for the Russian Federation.
-Health insurance. To avail of this entitlement, beneficiaries should be declared medically fit by the UNESCO Medical Service that examines the complete medical dossiers.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification:  The final selection of beneficiaries lies with ISEDC. The National Commission of selected fellows will be duly informed by UNESCO and the letter of award will immediately follow. UNESCO will authorize the departure of beneficiaries who have completely complied with the requirements stipulated in the letter of award. Candidates not informed of their selection by 1st September 2015 should consider that their applications have not been approved.

How to Apply:  All applications should be endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO and must be duly completed in English or French with the following attachments in duplicate:
-The prescribed UNESCO fellowship application form;
-Six photographs;
-Certified photocopies of Diplomas;
-Certificate of English Language proficiency;
-Subsequently, for those who have been selected, the UNESCO medical examination form duly completed by a recognized physician (not more than four months before the actual date of studies). The prescribed form of which will be sent along with the letter of award. Expenses incurred in the constitution of the medical dossiers will not be reimbursed.
Each invited Member State is requested to nominate not more than two (2) candidates.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 22 May 2015.

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La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) in Australia, 2016

La Trobe University is offering academic excellence scholarships (AES). Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and be applying to start an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program. They must also have scored 85% or equivalent in their previous degree/award, and meet English language and academic entry requirements. These scholarships, worth between $10,000 and $20,000, are paid across a maximum of two semesters (or 12 months). The application deadlines for Semester 1, 2016 are: 11 September (round 1); 13 November ( round 2) and 8 January (round 3).

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the La Trobe University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs at La Trobe University.
Scholarship Provider: La Trobe University, 
Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Accreditation: La Trobe University is an accredited university. La Trobe University is accredited by the International network of universities, Universities Australia, Innovative Research Universities Australia, Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and be applying to start an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program. They must also have scored 85% or equivalent in their previous degree/award, and meet English language and academic entry requirements. They are not eligible if they are starting a Higher Degree by Research, exchange program, Study Abroad program, ELICOS and Foundation Studies program, or Diploma course.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students other than Australia or New Zealand can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) cover tuition fees for high-achieving international students accepted into undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. Worth between $10,000 and $20,000, these scholarships are paid across a maximum of two semesters (or 12 months). If you receive this scholarship, you still need to pay for any difference in fees for your first two semesters, fees for the rest of your course, and your Overseas Student Health Cover. To continue receiving your scholarship into your second semester, you must maintain a C grade average.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for a maximum period of two semesters (or twelve months). To continue receiving your scholarship into your second semester, you must maintain a C grade average.

What does it cover? Scholarships are worth between $10,000 and $20,000.

Selection Criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on academic excellence.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via email. Applicants must have received an offer of study at university.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadlines for Semester 1, 2016 are: 11 September (round 1); 13 November ( round 2) and 8 January (round 3).


Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA) in Australia, 2015

Swinburne University is inviting application for postgraduate research awards available for both domestic or international student. Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Awards offer a non-taxable indexed stipend of around $25,849 p.a. in 2015 and a tuition fee scholarship for up to three years for doctoral studies. Relocation assistance and thesis preparation assistance are provided. The application deadline is 29 May 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study any course offered by the Swinburne University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at Swinburne University.
Scholarship Provider: Swinburne University
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: To be eligible for a SUPRA, a student:
-may be a domestic or an international student; and
-must have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class or Upper Second Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with these Guidelines; and
-must be undertaking a Research Doctorate; and
-must be enrolled as a full-time student, unless the University has approved a part-time SUPRA for the student under these Guidelines; and
-must not hold a Research Doctorate or an equivalent research qualification; and
-must not previously have held a postgraduate research scholarship (some exceptions may apply, contact Swinburne Research for more information); and must not be receiving an equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the APA stipend rate, to undertake the HDR. Income from sources unrelated to the course of study is permitted but must be within the confines of HDR policy section 7.9 ‘Employment Commitments’. This does not apply to recipients of a JRE Engineering Cadetship.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Australian and international students can apply for these research awards.

Scholarship Description: Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Awards offer a non-taxable indexed stipend of around $25,849 p.a. in 2015 and a tuition fee scholarship for up to three years for doctoral studies. Relocation assistance and thesis preparation assistance are provided. Open to both local and international students.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):  Research Awards are available for up to three years.

What does it cover? Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Awards offer a non-taxable indexed stipend of around $25,849 p.a. in 2015 and a tuition fee scholarship for up to three years for doctoral studies.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship you must complete the scholarship portion of the candidature application form. Research degree candidature is considered all year round.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 29 May 2015.


Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships for Indian Scholars in USA, 2016-2017

Applications are invited for Fulbright Nehru doctoral research fellowships available for Indian scholars for 2016/2017 academic year. These fellowships are for pre-doctoral level research offered to scholars who are registered for a PhD at an Indian institution at least one year prior to the date of application. These fellowships provide a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees, if any for six to nine months. The application deadline is July 1, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Applications will be considered only in the following fields: Agricultural Sciences; Applied Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; International Security and Strategic Studies; Public Health Policy and Management; Public Policy (limited to Science and Technology Policy); Science and Technology (limited to bioengineering, climate change sciences, computer and mathematical sciences, and neurosciences); Study of India (limited to language/literature/linguistics, history, and visual and performing arts); Study of the United States (limited to language/literature/linguistics, history, and visual and performing arts); Urban and Regional Planning and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Course Level: Fellowships are for pre-doctoral level research. Applications from scholars/professionals with PhD degrees or at the final stage of thesis submission will not be considered.
Scholarship Provider: The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:
-Be a responsible Indian citizen who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of India, and thereby help to promote understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States of America and India;
-Have a high level of academic/professional achievement;
-Demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the US. The applicant may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
-Be present in India at the time of submitting the application and interview, if required. If you will be abroad, please keep us informed.
-Be eligible for leave, if employed;
-Be in good health;
-Not be residing in the United States;
-Not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the United States;
-Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent US experience; and
-Should give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship.
In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants:
-You should have done adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the US. You should be registered for your PhD at an Indian institution at least one year prior to the date of application. In your online application form, you should upload a letter from your PhD supervisor that comments on your research work and the usefulness of the fellowship, and indicates the PhD registration date and topic;
-This grant is intended for PhD students to conduct research essential to their dissertations/theses. Therefore, your expected PhD thesis submission date should not be earlier than three months after your Fulbright-Nehru grant end date. For example, if May 2017 is your grant end date, you cannot submit your thesis before August 2017. Please indicate the PhD registration date and the expected PhD thesis submission date in the FNDR Applicant Annexure;
-If you are employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNDR Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period; and
-You should upload a ‘writing sample’ such as a copy of an article or paper published/presented or extracts from your M.Phil. thesis in your online application form.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Indian scholars can apply for these Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships.

Scholarship Description:  The Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships are designed for scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution. These fellowships are for six to nine months. You will be affiliated to one U.S. host institution for your grant. USIEF strongly recommends all applicants to identify institutions with which they wish to be affiliated and to correspond, in advance, with potential host institutions. If you have secured a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, please include it as a part of your application.

Duration of award(s):  These Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships are for six to nine months.

What does it cover?  The fellowships provide a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees, if any. Selected scholars will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses, conduct research and gain practical work experience in suitable settings in the U.S. No allowances are provided for dependents. The grant is not sufficient to support family members.

Notification: USIEF notifies finalists in March-April 2016.

How to Apply: All applications must be completed online.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is July 1, 2015.


India Masters Excellence Scholarships at University of Exeter in UK, 2015

University of Exeter is inviting applications for India masters excellence scholarships. Scholarship is open to applicants who are resident in India and who start taught postgraduate programmes at the University in 2015. Scholarships are provided in programmes run by the Business School, the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. The application deadline is 1st May 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in programmes run by the Business School, the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at University of Exeter in UK.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing taught postgraduate programme at University of Exeter in UK.
Scholarship Provider: University of Exeter, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: International fee paying applicants who are residents of India will automatically be selected for consideration based on achieving (or being on course to achieve) a 2:1 / equivalent or above. Applicants will be selected by Colleges based on number of scholarships available and academic achievement.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of India can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: A range of scholarships open to applicants who are resident in India and who start taught postgraduate programme at the University in 2015. The scholarships are offered in programme run by the Business School, the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

What does it cover? Scholarship has a value of £4,000.

Selection criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on basis of excellence.

Notification: Successful applicants will be informed of a decision by 29th May and applicants who fall into the selection criteria will automatically be given a deposit deadline of 26th June to allow for a decision on the scholarship to be received.

How to Apply: To be granted automatic consideration a Master’s application must have been submitted to the University by 1st May (applications may be considered after this date if there are still scholarships available).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st May 2015.


PhD Studentship in Environment and Sustainability at Cardiff University in UK, 2015

Cardiff University is inviting applications for a PhD Studentship in environment and sustainability to undertake a research project on Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide. The studentship is based in the Geoenvironmental Research Centre at Cardiff School of Engineering. This studentship is open to students of any nationality. Students classified as International for fee purposes have to self-fund the difference between UK/EU and international fees. The application deadline is 1 June 2015.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is awarded in the area of Environment and Sustainability to undertake a research project on Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide in the Geoenvironmental Research Centre.
Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD program at Cardiff University.
Scholarship Provider: Cardiff University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:
-Residency: This studentship is open to students of any nationality. Students classified as International for fee purposes have to self-fund the difference between UK/EU and international fees.
-Academic criteria: Candidates should be interested in experimental work, and be enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn.
-Applicants should have, at least, a 2.1 degree or Master’s degree in Civil engineering, Geology, Earth sciences or other relevant subject.
-Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and international students can apply for this PhD studentship.

Scholarship Description: The studentship, based in the Geoenvironmental Research Centre at Cardiff School of Engineering, forms part of Geo-Carb-Cymru. Geo-Carb Cymru is a new project which is part of the Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE), funded jointly by Welsh Government and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. This is a multidisciplinary project, looking into the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide in Wales under a range of environmental conditions. The programme takes a whole systems approach underpinned by experimental, numerical modelling and field studies.

Number of award(s): One studentship is available.

Duration of award(s): Studentship is offered for three years.

What does it cover? This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend of £13,590 p.a. for 2014/15, updated each year).

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply : In the first instance, you should submit a CV & covering letter to engineering-pgr-at-cardiff.ac.uk. Please ensure that you quote the studentship reference NRN-ST-2014/15 in the email subject field. The successful candidate will then be invited to submit a standard application for Postgraduate Study via the Online Application Service. Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 June 2015.


Victoria Doctoral Scholarships for New Zealand and International Students in New Zealand, 2015-2016

Victoria University of Wellington is offering doctoral scholarships for New Zealand and international students in any discipline. Total 35 scholarships are available and awarded on academic merit basis. Applicants must be graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enroll full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University. The scholarship includes $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees up to three years. The application deadline is 1 July 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in any discipline.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral or PhD degree at Victoria University.
Scholarship Provider: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand
Accreditation: Victoria University (VU) is a multi-sector tertiary institution (higher education and TAFE) based in Melbourne, Australia. 

Eligibility:
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 The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.
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The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  New Zealand and international students can apply for these Victoria Doctoral Scholarships.

Scholarship Description: To encourage postgraduate research Victoria offers scholarships to those about to begin their doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University. 

Number of award(s) : Up to 35 Victoria Doctoral scholarships are offered in each round.

Duration of award(s):  Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a Doctorate at Victoria for more than three months at the time when the offer of a Scholarship is made, the maximum length of tenure of the Scholarship will be reduced at the discretion of the Research Scholarships Committee.

What does it cover?  Scholarships include a $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees.

Selection Criteria:  These scholarships are awarded on academic merit.

Notification:  Offers of Victoria PhD Scholarships will be made approximately six weeks after each closing date in March, July and November of the year of application. Because some applicants may in the event decline the offer of a Scholarship with the result that further offers have to be made, it is possible that some applicants will not be finally notified of the success or otherwise of their applications three months after application. Please provide a clear and correct email address.

Online Applications:  Applications for admission as a PhD student and for Victoria Doctoral Scholarships should be made online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 July 2015.


New Zealand Development Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2015-2016

New Zealand Development Scholarships are well known scholarships which are awarded each year by New Zealand Government. New Zealand Development Scholarships are awarded for full-time, postgraduate level study (i.e. Postgraduate Certificate and Diplomas, Masters degrees and PhD degrees) in New Zealand. The entitlements of the scholarship include full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between home country and New Zealand at the start and end of scholarship, home leave or reunion travel for some eligible scholars, pastoral and academic support at your institution, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students.

Study Subject(s):  Scholarships are awarded for study related to Agriculture Development and Renewable Energy (for Africa and Latin America); For China: Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following: Rural development; Food safety and biosecurity; Tourism and small business development and Agriculture Development; For Mongolia and Nepal: Preference will be given to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following: Agriculture Development, Renewable Energy, Private Sector Development and Public Sector Management; For Timor Leste: Preference areas are Private sector development (business and commerce), Technology, Tourism and hospitality, Agriculture Development (including fisheries and forestry), Governance, peace and justice and Environment and resource management and for the Caribbean:Preference will be given to Agriculture Development, Renewable Energy and Disaster Risk Management.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for full-time postgraduate study (i.e. Postgraduate Certificate, Diplomas and Masters degrees) in New Zealand except for China, Nepal and Mongolia which are available also for PhD study and in for Timor Leste which are awarded for both undergraduate and postgraduate study (Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters (research and/or coursework) and Doctoral).
Scholarship Provider: The New Zealand Development Scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s overseas aid and development programme. They are managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility:  Applicants must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Scholarship:
-Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
-Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship.
-Not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.
-Important note: this condition does not apply to applicants from the Cook Islands, Tokelau or Niue, or applicants from Samoa with dual Samoa-NZ citizenship.
-Have resided in your home country for at least two years immediately prior to commencing your scholarship.
-Important note:this condition does not apply to applicants who are members of the diplomatic corps or their dependants, and may not apply to applicants for Short Term Scholarships.
-Have at least 2 years of work experience (part time or fulltime, paid or voluntary).
-Important note:this condition does not apply to applicants from the Pacific who are applying for a pre-service scholarship -Not be serving military personnel.
-Be able to satisfy Immigration requirements for international student entry to New Zealand or the country in which you will undertake your scholarship (i.e. medical checks, police clearances/character checks, etc.)
-Be academically and linguistically able to obtain an Offer of Place for the proposed programme of study from the tertiary institute where you will undertake your scholarship.
-Not have been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship
-Seek a qualification that will contribute to the sustainable development of your home country
-Commit to return to your country for a minimum of 2 years at the end of your scholarship.

 

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applications for New Zealand Development Scholarships are welcomed from the following countries. Africa: Algeria, Angola, Botswana,  Cameroon, Djibouti, Ethiopia,  Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco,  Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe; Asia: China, Mongolia, Nepal, Timor-Leste; Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda,Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago.

Scholarship Description: New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. Awardees are required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society or private business organisations. NZDS are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s overseas aid and development programme. They are managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). NZDS are for postgraduate study in New Zealand and are availalbe to candidates from specific Latin American and African countries, some Chinese provinces, and from Nepal, Timor-Leste and Mongolia. NZDS are also available for undergraduate study to candidates from Timor Leste.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s): NZPS are awarded for the whole duration of the programme i.e. 3-4 years for undergraduate degree program, 6 months for postgraduate certificate, 1 year for postgraduate diploma, 1 – 2 years for Masters Degree and 3 – 4 years for PhD program.

What does it cover?  The entitlements of the Scholarship include full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between your home country and New Zealand at the start and end of your scholarship, home leave or reunion travel for some eligible scholars, pastoral and academic support at your institution, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students.

Selection Criteria: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and a commitment to the development of their home country. Preference is also given to candidates who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship.

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply:
-Apply for an Offer of Place (admission) at your preferred one of the ten eligible 
New Zealand education institutions using their usual application process for international students.
-Once you receive admission to a New Zealand institution, download the New Zealand Scholarships 
application form and complete all sections.
-Submit 2 copies of your completed application form, with all attachments and supporting documents (including an Offer of Place) by the deadline to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade via post But applicants from China and Timor-Leste should submit their application to their respective 
New Zealand Embassy.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 July 2015 but for China is 18 May 2015 and for Timor-Leste is 30 April, 2015.



Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) in Australia, 2015-2016

The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) are awarded to international students who wish to undertake graduate research degree studies (e.g. master’s by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne. The University awards over 150 scholarships per year. The duration of the MIRS is up to two years for student undertaking a master by research degree and up to three years, with a possible six month extension, for students undertaking a doctorate by research degree. The application deadline is 31 May 2015.

Study Subject(s) : Scholarships are awarded to study any of the course offered by the University of Melbourne.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.
Scholarship Provider: University of Melbourne, 
Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Accreditation: University of Melbourne is an accredited university. University of Melbourne is accredited by the Group of Eight, Universitas 21, APRU, ACU.

Eligibility:  To be considered for the MIRS, you must:
-be an international applicant (ie. a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand, and not an Australian permanent resident);
-have completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year honours degree at an Australian university with a minimum result of first class honours;
-have applied for admission to undertake a master or doctorate by research degree or be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne
-Current University of Melbourne students must have at least 12 months full-time or equivalent candidature remaining.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  International students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description:  The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.

Number of award(s):  The University awards over 150 scholarships per year.

Duration of award(s):  The duration of the MIRS is up to two years for student undertaking a master by research degree and up to three years, with a possible six month extension, for students undertaking a doctorate by research degree.

What does it cover?  The following benefits apply:
-in line with Australia Postgraduate Award:
-fortnightly living allowance;
-relocation grant for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia;
-thesis Allowance; and
-limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
-Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) (single membership)

Selection Criteria:  MIRS are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Eligible applicants are considered according to their:
-academic achievement in their last completed degree; and
-research potential in their field of study, taking into consideration factors relevant to the proposed research including professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music.

Notification:  The University assesses applications for scholarships on an ongoing basis. As a general rule:
-applications submitted before 31 May (Round 2) will be finalised by 31 July.

Online Application:  Current University of Melbourne students who are enrolled in a research degree for which they wish to receive an Australia Postgraduate Award must apply through the Student Portal. All other students must complete an Application for Admission to Graduate Research Degree Candidature and Scholarship

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 31 May 2015 (Round 2).



SINGA PhD Awards for International Students in Singapore, 2016

Applications are invited for SINGA Awards for August 2016 intake. Up to 240 SINGA Awards are given every year to top students from all over the world. SINGA only supports PhD studies in the field of science and engineering. PhD training will be carried out in English at applicant’s chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS or SUTD. The award provides financial support for up to 4 years. The application deadline is 1 June 2015 for January 2016 intake.

Study Subject(s): SINGA only supports PhD studies in the field of science and engineering.
Course Level: Awards are available for pursuing PhD studies either at National University of Singapore (NUS) or Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
Scholarship Provider: The
 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and  the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
Scholarship can be taken at: Singapore

Eligibility:
-Open to all international students
-Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
-Good skills in written and spoken English
-Good reports from academic referees

Scholarship Open for International Students:  International students can apply for these SINGA Awards.

Scholarship Description:  The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS or SUTD. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NTU, NUS or SUTD.

Number of award (s):  Up to 240 SINGA Awards will be given every year to top students from all over the world.

Duration of award(s):  Awards are available for 4 years of PhD studies.

What does it cover?  Total offer is about:
-The stipend amount is SGD 24,000 annually, to be increased to SGD 30,000 after passing Qualifying Examination.
-Full support for tuition fees for 4 years of PhD studies.
-One-time SGD 1,000 Settling-in Allowance
-One-time Airfare Grant of SGD 1,500

Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for SINGA include the applicant’s academic record, publications, recommendations from academic referees, personal achievements, passion and ability to excel in research, and an interview if short-listed.

Notification:  Only short-listed candidates will be notified within 10 weeks from the application closing date.

How to Apply:  Applicant will first need to fill up an online application form and submit it through the SINGA website. Soft copies of the following supporting documents must be uploaded during your online application:
–  Identity card or Passport
– A recent passport-sized photo in JPEG/PNG format
– Bachelor’s Academic Transcripts (in English translation)
– Bachelor’s Degree Scroll (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree scroll has not yet been conferred
– Master’s Academic Transcripts, if any (in English translation)
– Master’s Degree Scroll, if any (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree scroll has not yet been conferred
– 2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees). Not compulsory but good to include (if available): – GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 1 June 2015 for January 2016 intake.

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Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 31 May 2015 (Round 2).


ASEAN International Student Scholarship at Kasetsart University in Thailand, 2015

Kasetsart University is offering ASEAN Scholarship for the citizens of ASEAN member countries excluding Thailand. The scholarships are awarded to study M.S. English Program in Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE). Scholarships include tuition fee and monthly research assistant stipend including research expenditure and health insurance. The closing date for application is 30 April, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded to study M.S. English Program in Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE).
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing M.S. program at Kasetsart University.
Scholarship Provider: Kasetsart University, Thailand
Scholarship can be taken at: Thailand

Eligibility:
-Successful candidates must be a citizen of ASEAN member countries excluding Thailand, and be accepted for admission to the M.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics Program for 2015 academic year.
-must maintain 3.5/4.0 GPA every semester or the scholarship will be terminated
-must publish at least one paper in Thailand Citation Index or Scopus journals within 3 years after the start of the program

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of ASEAN member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam) excluding Thailand can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Over a quarter century, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of Kasetsart University was the only institution of higher education in Thailand which offered formal degree training in agricultural economics. Since 1960’s, there has been a rapid expansion in higher education and this has led to the establishment of B.S. degree program in agricultural economics in the regional universities. Starting from 1961 the Department of Agricultural Economics, became a regional center for short and long term training for midcareer professionals from the ASEAN member countries.

Duration of award(s): Scholarship will be offered for the whole two-year program.

What does it cover? Scholarship includes
– tuition fee waiver
– 8,000 baht/month (US$ 245) stipend for 24 months
– up to 50,000 baht (US$1,500) research expenditure/year for 2 years
– 4,000 baht/year insurance coverage for 2 years

How to Apply: All materials should be sent by email.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for application is 30 April, 2015.



2015 CiM-IMPRS PhD Fellowships in Life and Natural Sciences, Germany

The International Max Planck Research School – Molecular Biomedicine (IMPRS-MBM) and the Cells in Motion Excellence Cluster (CiM) offer 16 PhD Fellowships in Life and Natural Sciences. Applications are invited for highly qualified and motivated students of any nationality from biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences and physics. The program offers excellent scientific and transferable skills training, a competitive tax-free fellowship and support with administrative matters, accommodation, visas etc. There are no tuition fees. The last date to apply is 15 April 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the following research areas: Cell and Molecular and Biology, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Vascular Biology, Immunology Microbiology, Neurobiology, In vivo Imaging, High Resolution Optical Imaging, Biophysics, Chemical Biology Label Chemistry, Mathematical Modelling and more.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD programme at the International Max Planck Research School – Molecular Biomedicine (IMPRS-MBM) and the Cells in Motion Excellence Cluster (CiM)
Scholarship Provider: The University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility:
-Applicants must hold a Master’s degree, or equivalent (e.g. German Diploma), in life or natural sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, pharmacy or related fields), in mathematics or computer sciences. Applicants with a state examination in pharmacy can be admitted to work on pharmaceutical/chemical projects. The date of award of the Master’s (diploma, state examination) degree must not be more than 4 years ago (i.e. 4 years before the above-mentioned application deadline).
-Applications are also welcome if the required degree has not yet been awarded by the time of application. However, it has to be awarded before fellowships commence in October.
-Applicants who are not native speakers of English should demonstrate an adequate competence of the English language by one of the following options: 1) acceptable results in an internationally recognized test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or 2) proven higher education in English or 3) reasonably long stay in an English speaking country or 4) simply demonstrating your English language abilities during presentations and interviews in Münster. Please note: Although an English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS) is not required it is very important that you CAN communicate well enough in spoken and written English.
-Students from Münster are also welcome to apply. Please note: Students that are already working in a laboratory of a CiM-IMPRS member (see list of members on this page under “Faculty”) are eligible for a fellowship only if they will join a different CiM-IMPRS lab for their PhD. If you have questions concerning this rule please contact us by e-mail.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of any nationality can apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The International Max Planck Research School – Molecular Biomedicine (IMPRS-MBM) and the Cells in Motion Excellence Cluster (CiM) offer 16 PhD Fellowships in Life and Natural Sciences. More PhD positions financed by work contracts may be offered depending on availability. The CiM Graduate School and IMPRS-MBM – jointly run by the University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine – offer interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical research with a strong emphasis on imaging. PhD projects range from the analysis of basic cellular processes to clinical translation, from the generation of mathematical models to the development of new imaging-related techniques and compounds.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is awarded for 3-year PhD program.

What does it cover? The program offers excellent scientific and transferable skills training, a competitive tax-free fellowship and support with administrative matters, accommodation, visas etc. There are no tuition fees.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification:  Candidates will be notified on 29 June 2015.

How to Apply:
- Applications can only be submitted via  online
-Applicants should first go to our webpage to see ALL details about the application process before they apply online. The correct link is:www.cim-imprs.de

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications for the PhD program can be submitted from 10 February–15 April 2015.

016 intake.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 31 May 2015 (Round 2).

    

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