SCHOLARSHIPS

2016 Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship for International Students, Australia

Each year Australian Government awards Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship for international students. These are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships programme. The awards are offered to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Master’s or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study. The award provides financial support up to 2 years for a master’s and up to 4 years for a PhD. Recipients must commence their approved programme after 1 January 2016 but no later than 30 November 2016. Applications will close on 30th June 2015.

Study Subject(s) : There are no limitations on fields of study for the Award categories.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Master’s or PhD level either by coursework or research at Australian universities.
Scholarship Provider: Australian Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility : To be eligible to receive an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship, applicants must:
-be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme
-be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country (section 8)
-commence their proposed programme after 1 January 2016 and no later than 30 November 2016. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2016 are not eligible to apply
-provide all relevant supporting documentation (section 9)
-not currently hold or have completed, after 1 January 2014, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government).
-not apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries : Students from following countries can apply for the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship. Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China (People’s Republic), Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of Korea – South), Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam. The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Reunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland). Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen. Pacific: Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated states), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand (including Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

Scholarship Description : Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens around the world to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for Australians to do the same overseas. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

Duration of award(s):  The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support up to 2 years for a Master’s and up to 4 years for a PhD.

What does it cover? All recipients of Endeavour postgraduate scholarship will receive:
-Travel allowance: $3,000 (Provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
-Establishment allowance: $2,000 (Fellowships) or $4,000 (Scholarships)
-Monthly stipend: $3,000 (paid up to the maximum programme duration on a pro-rata basis)
-Health insurance for the full programme duration (OSHC for non-Australians)
-Travel insurance (excluding during programme for non-Australians)
-Endeavour Scholarship recipients will also receive tuition fees paid up to ?$15,000 per semester and total value Up to $272,500 (PhD) and $140,500 (Masters).

Selection Criteria:  The selection criteria for all categories of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the same. The following are the selection criteria and their relative weighting:
-record of high-level academic achievement and/or relevant work experience in the applicant’s chosen field of study (40%)
-well-defined study, research and/or professional programme (20%) 3. statement on how the international study, research or professional development opportunity would further the applicant’s academic and/or professional career (20%)
– statement on how the international study, research or professional development opportunity will benefit Australia and the applicant’s potential to foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation with their home and host country (10%)
-statement in support of the applicant’s service to the community. Unpaid service within the applicant’s field of expertise or community service (10%).

Notification: The department will email all successful and unsuccessful applicants regarding the outcome of their applications by the end of December 2015. Due to the high volume of applications received, the department does not provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants. There may be a number of reasons why an application does not pass through to the next stage.

How to Apply : Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online Application system. Applicants are encouraged to commence their applications early and submit their application as early as possible during the application period due to the large volume of users on the system in the lead up to the closing date. Submitting early ensures that you will not have any last minute technical problems due to the large number of applications being submitted. The Endeavour Online application system will not allow you to submit your application unless you have filled in all the required components. Once you have completed your application through Endeavour Online, a submit button will appear.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline:  Applications for the 2016 close at 11.59 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 30 June 2015. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application and supporting documentation is submitted by the closing date. Applications (including supporting documentation) received after the closing date will not be considered. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.

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Frankfurt School Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for Frankfurt School scholarships from international students to undertake undergraduate and master degree programmes for 2015/2016 academic year. Bachelor scholarships consist of tuition reductions of 25% or 50%, in exceptional cases up to 75% (scholarships for alumni of the START Fellowship includes full tuition waivers). All tuition fees at Frankfurt School are waived for Master scholarship holders. If the scholarships are split, then a 50% tuition waiver is granted. Scholarships are awarded initially for a period of two semesters and are only extended if candidates perform to the standards required by the respective study programmes.

Study Subject(s):  Scholarships are awarded for all Bachelor programmes available at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and for following masters programmes: Master of Finance (MSc); Master in Management (MSc) and Master of International Business (MA).

Course Level:  Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and master degree program.
Scholarship Provider: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility:
-Master scholarships: Selection criteria include candidates’ academic results (marks at A-Level or equivalent, or grade of first degree), performance in the Frankfurt School selection procedure and candidates’ personal details (extracurricular activities, social commitment, intercultural skills, international experience and, if relevant, professional experience, internships). Diversity and social aspects may be taken into consideration in the case of equivalent qualifications.
-General scholarships: Criteria include school grades, performance in the Frankfurt School admissions process and extracurricular activities. Women and candidates from outside Germany are therefore particularly encouraged to apply for a scholarship.
-Scholarships for graduates of the IB Diploma Programme: Students who have completed or are about to complete the IB Diploma Programme may apply for this scholarship.
-Scholarships for graduates of German Schools Abroad (Deutsche Auslandsschulen): These scholarships are open to students currently enrolled at a German School Abroad (Deutsche Auslandsschule, as recognized by the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen) and those who have completed their secondary education there.
-Scholarships for alumni of the START Fellowship: To support students from immigrant families in Germany who are particularly active in voluntary work.

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

Scholarship Description: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a research-led business school, covering every aspect of business, management, banking and finance. An impressive portfolio of services – ranging from degree courses to Executive Education programmes, from research projects to consultancy – means that Frankfurt School acts as adviser, catalyst and educational partner to companies and organisations, to individuals embarking on new careers and to experienced executives. As a centre of intellectual and practical activity, the business school formulates forward-thinking solutions for the worlds of business, finance and management, where agendas and issues are constantly changing. The Frankfurt School awards each year scholarships for several Bachelor and Master study programmes.
Frankfurt School Bachelor Scholarship Programme: To support outstandingly qualified candidates, Frankfurt School maintains a Bachelor Scholarship Programme. Frankfurt School offers two types of scholarships:
-General scholarships will be awarded to highly qualified candidates. Criteria include school grades, performance in the Frankfurt School admissions process and extracurricular activities. Frankfurt School wants to further increase its diversity. Women and candidates from outside Germany are therefore particularly encouraged to apply for a scholarship.
-Special scholarships for the 2015 intake these are: Scholarships for graduates who have completed or are about to complete the IB Diploma Programme may apply for this scholarship; Scholarships for graduates currently enrolled at a German School Abroad (Deutsche Auslandsschule, as recognized by the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen) and those who have completed their secondary education there; Scholarships for alumni of the START Fellowship to support students from immigrant families in Germany who are particularly active in voluntary work, Frankfurt School offers up to three scholarships for alumni of the START Foundation Fellowship programme.
Frankfurt School Scholarships – Master: The aim of the Frankfurt School funding programme is to provide especially talented candidates with an opportunity to study irrespective of their financial circumstances.

Number of award(s):  The Frankfurt School awards a maximum of three scholarships every year for each of the mentioned study master programmes a number of scholarships for Bachelor programmes.

Duration of award(s):  Scholarships are awarded initially for a period of two semesters and are only extended if candidates perform to the standards required by the respective study programmes.

What does it cover?  Bachelor scholarships consist of tuition reductions of 25% or 50%, in exceptional cases up to 75% (scholarships for alumni of the START Fellowship includes full tuition waivers). This waiver applies to tuition for all regular semesters at Frankfurt School plus any mandatory semesters abroad at one of exchange partner institutions. All tuition fees at Frankfurt School are waived for Master scholarship holders. If the scholarships are split, then a 50% tuition waiver is granted.

Selection Criteria:  These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic results.

Notification:  Applicants who apply for master program will be notified by the Frankfurt School by 31 July 2015 at the latest if they are being considered for selection.

How to Apply:  For master scholarships, candidates apply to the study programme. It is not possible to submit a separate application for a scholarship. For Bachelor scholarship, they apply for a scholarship at the same time you apply for admission. Applications for admission are accepted up to one year in advance and Frankfurt School decides based on preliminary grades, so there is no need to wait until you have your final school leaving certificate. When applying for a scholarship you will be automatically considered for both the general scholarships and any special scholarships that match your profile.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline for Bachelor scholarship is 31st May 2015. The complete application for the study master programme must be submitted by 30 June 2015.

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TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Malaysia, 2015

TWAS and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) are inviting applications for TWAS-UPM postdoctoral fellowship programme. Fellowships are available for young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Malaysia. UPM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. The application deadline is 15th September 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Fellowships are awarded in the field of natural sciences (Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics) at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Scholarship Provider: TWAS and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Scholarship can be taken at: Malaysia

Eligibility:  Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
-be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia);
-must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country;
-hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
-apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
-be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Malaysia) and hold a research assignment there;
-provide an official Acceptance Letter from a department, laboratory or institute at UPM (see sample Acceptance Letter in the application form). Applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their latest CV and a short write-up of research proposal (maximum 3 pages);
-provide evidence of proficiency in English;
-be financially responsible for any accompanying family member.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Citizens of developing countries (other than Malaysia): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Iran, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.

Scholarship Description:  For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s):  TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments, institutions and laboratories of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) for a minimum period of six (6) months to a maximum period of twelve months and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) to enable them to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences.

What does it cover?  UPM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.

Selection Criteria:  Not Known

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply: 
-Applicants should submit the acceptance letter (issued by the Dean of the UPM School of Graduate Studies) to TWAS, when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without the acceptance letter, the application will not be considered for selection.
-Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, Signed and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS. The subject line must contain UPM/PDoc and the candidate’s surname. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted. The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly. Applicants to the TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS only (by email).

Application form

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 15th September 2015.

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Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites applications for Borlaug Fellowship Program available for fellows from eligible developing and middle-income countries. Applicants are selected based on their academic and professional research interests and achievements, level of scientific competence, aptitude for scientific research, leadership potential, likelihood of bringing back new ideas to their home institution, and flexibility and aptitude for success in a cross-cultural environment. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Fellows may also attend the annual World Food Prize Symposium, held each October in Des Moines, Iowa. The application deadline is September 30th, 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Fellowships are awarded for research and training focused on a wide array of agriculture-related topics, including agronomy, veterinary science, nutrition, food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, natural resource management, agricultural biotechnology, global climate change, agricultural economics and agricultural policy. The 2015 targeted research areas will be given in below list.
Course Level: Fellowships provides training and collaborative research opportunities for generally scientists, researchers or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers.
Scholarship Provider: 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
Scholarship can be taken at: 
USA and applicant’s home country (Applicants demonstrate their intention to continue working in their home country after completing the fellowship).

Eligibility: To be considered for the Borlaug Fellowship Program, candidates must:
-Be citizens of an eligible country
-Be fluent in English
-Have completed a Master’s or higher degree
-Be in the early or middle stage of their career, with at least two years of practical experience
-Be employed by a university, government agency or research entity in their home country
-Demonstrate their intention to continue working in their home country after completing the fellowship

 Scholarship Open for International Students:  Citizens from following countries (Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkino Faso, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia) can apply for this Borlaug Fellowship Program.

Scholarship Description: The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program promote food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries. Borlaug fellows are generally scientists, researchers or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Each fellow works one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Fellows may also attend the annual World Food Prize Symposium, held each October in Des Moines, Iowa. This program includes following types of fellowships:
-Borlaug Fellowships: The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 34 eligible countries. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks.
-Borlaug Cocoa Fellowships: The Borlaug Program’s Global Cocoa Initiative provides fellows with skills and knowledge to help their countries become more competitive in producing and exporting cocoa and cocoa products.
-Agricultural Policy Executive Leadership Program: The Borlaug Agricultural Policy Executive Leadership Program is targeted to senior agricultural policymakers from the independent states of the former Soviet Union and Sub-Saharan Africa.
-Feed the Future: In partnership with Feed the Future, the United States government’s global hunger and food security initiativem, the Borlaug Program supports fellows’ efforts to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and forge long-term solutions to chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.
-Global Cocoa Initiative: The Borlaug Program’s Global Cocoa Initiative, sponsored by the World Cocoa Foundation, provides fellows with skills and knowledge to help their countries become more competitive in producing and exporting cocoa and cocoa products. Past research topics have included pest and disease prevention, regional cocoa production and market access.
-Global Research Alliance: The Global Research Alliance engages developing countries that are members of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases in research to more clearly understand and mitigate the impacts of agriculture on climate change.

Duration of award(s):  Fellowship is awarded usually for 6-12 weeks.

Selection Criteria: Applicants are selected based on their academic and professional research interests and achievements, level of scientific competence, aptitude for scientific research, leadership potential, likelihood of bringing back new ideas to their home institution, and flexibility and aptitude for success in a cross-cultural environment. Consideration is also given to the relevance of the applicant’s research area to the research topics highlighted in the application announcement and to global food security and trade.

How to Apply: Candidates must apply via the online application system. The following information will be required:
-Completed application form
-2-3 page program proposal and action plan
-Signed approval from applicant’s home institution
-Two letters of recommendation
-Official copy of transcript for college/university degree(s) received
-Copy of passport identification page

Application Form

Eligible Countries and Research Priorities

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is September 30th, 2015

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 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships for Indians in USA, 2016-2017

Applications are invited for Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships available for Indian citizens. Fellowships will be awarded for faculty, researchers and professionals to teach, conduct research or carry out a combination of teaching and research at a US institution. These fellowships are for four to nine months. The fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, a modest settling-in allowance and a professional allowance. The application deadline is July 1, 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Applications are invited 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; Women’s and Gender Studies.
Course Level: Fellowships are offered for faculty, researchers, and professionals to teach, conduct research or carry out a combination of teaching and research at a US institution.
Scholarship Provider: The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: In addition to the General Prerequisites:
-faculty/researchers should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work with at least five years of relevant teaching/research experience;
-professionals outside academe should have a Master’s degree or equivalent published work with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience;
-you should upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) in your online application; and
-if you are employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. Please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNAPE Employer’s Endorsement Form. You can download the FNAPE Employer’s Endorsement Form from the USIEF website.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Indian citizens can apply for these Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships.

Scholarship Description:   The Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals residing in India the opportunity to teach, conduct research, or carry out a combination of lecturing and research at a U.S. institution. Depending on the U.S. host institution, it is likely that the grantee may contribute towards developing curriculum and conducting workshops and seminars. These fellowships are for four to nine months. If you are applying for a Flex Award, the minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months.

Duration of award(s):  These fellowships are for four to nine months.

What does it cover?  The fellowships provide a round-trip economy class air ticket (two round-trip economy class air tickets for Flex), a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance. Subject to availability of funds, in case of grantees on eight or nine month grants, a dependent allowance and international travel may be provided for one accompanying eligible dependent provided the dependent is with the grantee in the U.S. for at least 80% of the grant period.

Selection Criteria:  Selection panels will generally use the following criteria to evaluate applications:
-Academic credentials and professional ability
-Merit of the proposed Fulbright project
-Motivation, maturity, leadership and adaptability
-Ability to contribute as a cultural ambassador beyond the specific field of study
-Communication skills
-Commitment to community or national service
-Relevant professional/work experience
-Commitment to return to India after completion of the program

Notification:  USIEF notifies finalists by March-April 2016.

How to Apply:  The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Closing date for the application is July 1, 2015.

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New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) for International Students, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for the 2015 round of the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS). The NZIDRS are open for international students (except from New Zealand, Australia and Fiji) to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university. In order to receive the scholarship, applicants must meet the requirements for direct entry into a PhD programme at a New Zealand University. The NZIDRS provides full tuition fees plus a living stipend for up to 36 months. The application deadline is 15 July 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Scholarships are awarded in any discipline.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake PhD study at any of New Zealand’s eight Universities: AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington..
Scholarship Provider: The NZIDRS are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand.
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all five eligibility criteria. These criteria are non-negotiable.
-Applicants can be a citizen of any country except New Zealand, Australia or Fiji
-Applicants must hold a minimum equivalent GPA of 3.6/4.0 OR an A to A+ average or in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification.
-Applicants must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
-Applicants must meet the requirements for direct entry into a PhD programme at a New Zealand University :this includes having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency
-If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 15 January 2015

Scholarship Open for International Students:  International students (except from New Zealand, Australia and Fiji) can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The NZIDRS provides full tuition fees plus a living stipend for up to 36 months for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university. The NZIDRS are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand. Recipients can undertake PhD study at any of New Zealand’s eight Universities: AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s):  Scholarships will be offered for up to 36 months.

What does it cover?  The NZIDRS provides full tuition fees plus a living stipend for up to 36 months. The NZIDRS cover:
-University tuition fees and associated student levies for 3 years
-An annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 or NZ$2083.33 per month for 36 months
-Medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually for 3 years

Selection Criteria:  The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and the impact of the proposed research for New Zealand. Research projects should have a tangible, positive effect on:
-New Zealand’s economy, in terms of international trade and business development in key sectors
-Or, New Zealand’s population in terms of health and safety
-Or, Research and scholarship in the above two areas

How to Apply: Download and complete an NZIDRS application form and submit it in hard copy by post
-Answer all questions by completing all fields of your application form and submit your form along with all required documents to Education New Zealand by 15 July 2015.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 15 July 2015.

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University of Auckland Senior Health Research Scholarships in New Zealand, 2015-2016

 Applications are invited for senior health research scholarships available for domestic as well as international students to study at University of Auckland. Up to three Scholarships shall be awarded annually. Each Scholarship will provide a tax-free stipend of up to $40,000 per annum plus compulsory tuition fees and international student health insurance, for up to 36 months. Part-time students shall be paid pro-rata for up to 72 months. The application deadline is 1st November 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Scholarships are awarded in health related area.
Course Level: 
Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral programme.
Scholarship Provider: 
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to scholars enrolled full-time at the University of Auckland who have paid the fees or have arranged to pay the fees, for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy or the research component of another approved Doctorate and who have worked as a health professional for at least three years. The scholarships may also be available to domestic students for whom socially compelling reasons make part-time enrolment preferable. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for registration for a doctorate as described in the statutes of the University and will need to have an appropriate research programme in a health-related area and provide evidence that it has been accepted by the proposed supervisor and the Head of the Department in which the research is to be carried out.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Domestic as well as international applicants can apply for these research scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The main purpose of the Scholarships is to provide financial support so that health professionals can return to the University to study for a doctorate in a health-related area.

Number of award(s):  Up to three scholarships shall be awarded annually.

Duration of award(s):  The University of Auckland Senior Health Research Scholarship will provide support for up to 36 months of study and payments will commence from the doctoral registration date or the date nominated by the Faculty and approved by the Scholarships Sub-Committee (whichever is the later date). A further six months scholarships funding, subject to Scholarship Sub-Committee approval, may be available. These durations shall be prorated for part-time scholarship awardees.

What does it cover?  Each Scholarship will provide a tax-free stipend of up to $40,000 per annum plus compulsory tuition fees and international student health insurance, for up to 36 months. Part-time students shall be paid pro-rata for up to 72 months.

Selection Criteria: The basis of selection will be academic merit, the proposed area of research, and the ability of the University to provide adequate supervision and access to resources.

Notification: Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks after the closing date by letter or email.

How to Apply:  Applications should be submitted online.

Online Application

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

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KOICA Scholarship Program (SP) for International Students in Korea, 2015

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is offering scholarship program for students fromdeveloping countries to undertake full-time postgraduate study at participating Korean universities. The fields of study are targeted to address agreed development needs of partner countries, such as International Development, Women and Development, Public Policy, Fishery Science, Agriculture and Rural Development, etc., in line with Korea’s bilateral aid program. KOICA provides a wide range of benefits to the grantees (attendees) covering living expenses while in Korea for the minimum period required to complete the program.

Study Subject(s) : The fields of study are targeted to address agreed development needs of partner countries, such as International Development, Women and Development, Public Policy, Fishery Science, Agriculture and Rural Development, etc., in line with Korea’s bilateral aid program.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters studies at participating Korean universities.
Scholarship Provider: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Korea

Eligibility : Applicants for KOICA Scholarship Programs must satisfy both the general eligibility criteria and specific criteria established for each course. Applicants will also need to satisfy all requirements of the Korea Immigration Service.
General Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must:
-Be a government official, an employee in the public sector, or a researcher in a state institute working in his/her home country with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
-Be nominated by his or her government.
-Have sufficient command of both spoken & written English to take classes conducted entirely in English and to write academic reports and a thesis in English.
-Have a positive attitude and a strong will to get adjusted to a multicultural environment and to understand the hosting country’s culture.
-Have good moral characteristics to endure student life on campus.
-Be in good health, both physically and mentally, to undergo the program.
-Pregnancy is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participating in this program.
-Having tuberculosis or any kind of contagious disease is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participation in this program.
-Have not previously received a scholarship or participated in a scholarship program, including a KOICA Scholarship Program, from the Korean government.
Course-Specific Criteria: In addition to the above general eligibility criteria, applicants must also meet specific eligibility criteria imposed by each course. (Please refer to the “Program Information” of each program. For example, only women can apply for the course of “Capacity Development of Women Leadership” at Ewha Womans University).

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries : Students from Asia (Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, East Timor, Pakistan, Afghanistan); Africa (Sudan, Madagascar, Morocco, Algeria, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Tunisia, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Egypt, Rwanda, Uganda, Libya, Gabon and Mozambique); Americas (Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Colombia, Haiti, Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela); Middle East (Yemen, Jordan, Iran, Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon); Oceania (Solomon Islands, Fiji and Papua New Guinea) and Eastern Europe Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Belarus and Serbia) can apply for the KOICA Scholarship Program.

Note: Countries are subject to change depending on the course and will be decided annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

Scholarship Description:  The KOICA Scholarship Program is one of KOICA’s most valuable and important training programs for partner countries. As a highly valued form of development cooperation, it aims to contribute to the long-term development needs of KOICA’s partner countries to promote growth and stability. The program provides opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full-time postgraduate study in Korea and fields of study are targeted to address agreed development needs of partner countries, such as International Development, Women and Development, Public Policy, Fishery Science, Agriculture and Rural Development, etc., in line with Korea’s bilateral aid program. In order for KOICA to run the program effectively and efficiently, KOICA is collaborating with excellent and specialized universities in Korea, and is making great efforts to provide opportunities to study in Korea. With the skills and knowledge in the development field, KOICA will give opportunities to people from developing countries to contribute to the development of their countries by implementing this program.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover?  KOICA provides a wide range of benefits to the grantees (attendees) covering living expenses while in Korea for the minimum period required to complete the program. The benefits include:
-Air travel fare: Economy class, round-trip airfare via the most direct route to and from Korea
-Full tuition fees
-Accommodation (mainly the dormitory of a training institute)
-Living allowance
-Meals
-Textbooks and materials
-Study visits, field trips, etc. during the program
-A medical checkup after entry into the program
-Overseas traveler’s health insurance: Expenses for medical treatments and hospital care due to diseases or accidents within the scope and limit of insurance coverage.

How to Apply: There are usually two selection rounds annually. There are two rounds for each selection: the document review and the telephone interview (an “essay test” may be included in some cases). After being nominated by his/her government, the applicant should submit the application package to the KOICA office or the Embassy of Korea in his/her country. KOICA Headquarters receives applications only through diplomatic channels, which means that one cannot send application documents directly to KOICA Headquarters or universities. For further information, please consult with the KOICA office or the Embassy of Korea in your country.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The closing date of application is subject to change depending on each university’s schedule.

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International Postgraduate Research Scholarships at University of Melbourne in Australia, 2015-2016

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University of Melbourne awards 35 new international postgraduate research scholarships (IPRS) each year for international students. IPRS is funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University. These scholarships for international students cover full tuition fees for each year of the course and provide the annual Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and academic merit. Applications should be submitted till 31 may 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the University of Melbourne.
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded for students wishing to undertake postgraduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.
Scholarship Provider: Australian Government, 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 IPRS, you must:
-be an international applicant (ie. a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand, and not an Australian permanent resident) and meet international student visa requirements;
-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 masters by research or doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne;
-not be enrolled in the course for which you seek scholarship.
-have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought.

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

Scholarship Description:  The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is funded by the Australian Government and enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.

Number of award(s):  The University usually awards around 35 scholarships.

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

 What does it cover?  The IPRS provides:
-Full cost of tuition
-Overseas Student Health Cover for you and your dependants, if they join you in Australia on a student visa
In addition, successful candidates receive an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) which provide for the following benefits:
A fortnightly living allowance
-Relocation grant for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia
-Thesis allowance
-Limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.

 Selection Criteria: IPRS are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Eligible applicants are scored and ranked 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: Applications submitted before 31 May (Round 2) will be finalised by 31 July.

 How to Apply:  Applicants must submit an application for admission and scholarship using the Application for Admission to Graduate Research Degree Candidature and Scholarship form.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  Application deadline is 31st May 2015.

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2016-2017 Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships for Indian Students, USA

Applications are invited for Fulbright Nehru master’s fellowships available for outstanding Indians residing in India. Fellowships will be awarded to pursue master’s degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities. The fellowships are for one to two years. These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. Applications should be submitted till July 1, 2015.

Study Subject (s): Fellowships are awarded in Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies, Environmental Science/Studies, Higher Education Administration, Public Health, Urban and Regional Planning and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies (excluding Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration or Public Policy).
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing master’s degree program at selected US colleges and universities.
Scholarship Provider: The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Scholarship can be taken at: 
USA

Eligibility: In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants should:
-Applicants should have completed an equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants should either possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or a completed master’s degree, if the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years’ duration;
-Applicants must have at least three years’ full-time (paid or voluntary) professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study; Applicants should have demonstrated experience in leadership and community service;
-Applicants should not have another degree from a US university or be enrolled in a US degree program; and
If applicants are employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FN Masters Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  The Indian citizens can apply for these Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships.

Scholarship Description:  The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a master’s degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities in the areas of Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies. These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships are for one to two years.

Duration of award(s):  The fellowships are for one to two years.

What does it cover?  The fellowship will provide the following benefits:
-J-1 visa support;
-Round-trip economy class air travel from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the US;
-Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs; and
Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per US Government guideline. USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.

Selection Criteria:  These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities.

Notification: USIEF notifies principal and alternates that they are recommended and they then take tests (such as TOEFL and GRE) on Early September 2015. USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the US for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement by October 2015. Then USIEF notifies finalists in March-April 2016.

How to apply: Applications must be submitted online.

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

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CFA Access Scholarships for International Students, 2016

CFA Institute is offering a needs-based scholarship program for international students. Access scholarships are to pursue the CFA programme, which is organized into three levels. Access awards can be used for any Program level (I, II or III). In collaboration with member societies around the world, 3,000 Access Scholarships will be awarded to applicants for the 2016 exams. Access awards allow recipients to waive the enrollment fee and pay a reduced registration fee of $250 USD with the CFA Program eBook. The application deadline is 15 September 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the Institute.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue the CFA programme, which is organized into three levels. Access awards can be used for any Program level (I, II or III).
Scholarship Provider: The CFA Institute
Scholarship can be taken at: The Program is organized into three levels, each culminating in a six-hour exam held in more than 180 locations around the world.

Eligibility:  Scholarship candidates may be either new or existing candidates in the CFA Program. There is no minimum or maximum income or asset level for Scholarship Candidates. Candidates are ineligible if their current employer provides any financial assistance for participation in the CFA Program. Candidates can only receive one Access Scholarship per calendar year. Further, a Candidate may only receive one scholarship per exam, so if a candidate applies for both an Access and an Awareness Scholarship, and receives an award, the remaining application will be void.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  International students can apply for these CFA Access Scholarships.

Scholarship Description:  Mission: The CFA Institute Access Scholarship Program (“Program”) is designed to make CFA Institute programs more available to individuals who may not be able to afford the full program fees. (“Access Scholarships”). In order to protect the integrity of the Program, the following Official Rules (“Rules”) shall bind all participants in the Program.

Number of award(s):  In collaboration with member societies around the world, 3,000 Access Scholarships will be awarded to applicants for the 2016 exams.

Duration of award(s): Awards must be used for the exam year for which they are granted. No deferrals are available.

What does it cover?  The scholarship covers the one-time CFA Program enrollment fee (if applicable) and reduces the exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$250.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed by CFA Institute and/or a local CFA Institute Member Society in the Scholarship Candidate’s geographic area. While financial need will be strongly considered, awards may be made based on a combination of factors, including financial need; the academic, professional or other accomplishments of the candidate; obstacles overcome by the candidate; contributions to the local community; the candidate’s interest in pursuing the CFA charter; and other personal characteristics that indicate the individual is a strong candidate to receive an Access Scholarship and become a CFA charterholder. Societies will have access to all data submitted in the Application. Further, Societies may elect to request additional information from Candidates, or conduct reference checks or personal interviews.

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply:  The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 15 September 2015.

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2015 Dr Abdul Kalam International Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Sydney, Australia

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies of University of Sydney is offering Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarships for international students. Scholarships are valued at 50% of the tuition fees for one year of study in any postgraduate program. The student must be enrolled full-time in the master program, commencing in semester 2. Selection will be based on academic merit. Application deadline is 31 May 2015 for Semester 2.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded for Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology Management or combined Master of Information Technology / Master of Information Technology Management program in the Faculty of Engineering and IT.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing masters program in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at University of Sydney.
Scholarship Provider: The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies of University of Sydney, Australia.
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Accreditation: University of Sydney is an accredited university. University of Sydney is accredited by the Association of Group of Eight, APRU, ASAIHL and WUN.

Eligibility:
-The Scholarship shall be open to all international applicants who have an offer of admission for a master coursework program in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the time of submitting a scholarship application.
-Applicants must have a firm/unconditional offer of admission by the relevant scholarship closing date for the appropriate semester.
-Students who have already commenced their postgraduate studies, or students transferring from other postgraduate programs are not eligible.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International students can apply for this Dr. Abdul Kalam scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India. A distinguished scientist and aeronautical engineer by training, Dr. Kalam was presented an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Sydney in 2011 in recognition of his contribution to the profession. The Dr. Abdul Kalam International Postgraduate Scholarship celebrates his commitment to education, and his endeavours to support outstanding students to develop as future leaders.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s):  The duration of scholarship is up to 1 year subject to academic performance.

What does it cover?  The Scholarship shall be valued at 50% of the tuition fees for the program and year offered. The student must be enrolled full-time in the Master program, commencing in semester 2.

Selection Criteria:  Selection will be based on academic merit. The scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of a minimum high distinction average or equivalent as indicated by the applicant’s performance in their undergraduate degree.

Notification: Not Known

Online Application: Students can apply online. Applicants must have fully read the terms and conditions before applying.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application Deadline is 31 May 2015 for Semester 2.

e application deadline is July 1, 2015.

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SFIAR Award for Agricultural Research in Switzerland, 2015

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) is offering research award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development. The best research team project wins CHF 10’000 and the best Master thesis project CHF 1’000. To be eligible for this award, applicants must have been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution involved in ARD and have appropriate linkages in developing countries. The application deadline is 15 July 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Award supports relevant agricultural research for development.
Course Level: Award is available for undertaking research.
Scholarship Provider: The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR)
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland

Eligibility: Eligible for the SFIAR Award is research that:
-has been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution involved in ARD
-has appropriate linkages in developing countries
-has been completed preferably no longer than three years ago (for Master Thesis Award: thesis not older than 18 months)

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Graduates and Scientists of a Swiss institution can apply for this award.

Scholarship Description: The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) is an informal multi-stakeholder group of Swiss institutions and private individuals interested in agricultural research for development (ARD). Members come from research institutions, NGOs, the private sector, farmers’ organisations and public agencies, as well as individuals.

Number of award(s):  One award is available for a team project and one for the best Master thesis.

Duration of award(s):  Not Known

What does it cover?  The Award is offered annually. Based on a recommendation by the Selection Committee the SFIAR may decide that the award for a particular year will be restricted to one category only, i.e. young researcher/PhD/Post Doc or team 1, and that further restrictions may also be applied. The SFIAR Award 2015 is restricted to the following: one prize (10’000 CHF) for a team project; one prize (CHF 1’000) for the best Master thesis.

Selection Criteria:  A selection committee of at least three SFIAR experts will review the submissions and select the best proposal. If four or less submissions are received, the committee may decide not to make an award that year. The SFIAR members endorse the recommendation by the selection committee, if they don’t have a valid challenge. The main selection criteria are:
-research quality;
-demonstration of potential for development impact;
-compliance with criteria defined under “Scope”;
-presentation.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply:  Applications should be submitted by post or email. Applicants have to fill in the attached application form in English, French or German. Applications that don’t meet the formal requirements will not be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 15 July 2015.

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CIMO Fellowships for International Doctoral Students in Finland, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for CIMO fellowship programme available for students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields to pursue doctoral studies at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application. The grant is 1,500 euro/month. The grant is personal and is intended to cover for the subsistence costs of the scholarship holder in Finland. Additional support for accommodation will not be paid nor will CIMO pay travel or visa / residence permit expenses. Trips abroad to collect research materials cannot be included in the scholarship period. Applications must be submitted at least 5 months before the proposed scholarship period.

Study Subject(s):  Fellowships are awarded in all academic fields.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at a Finnish university in Finland.
Scholarship Provider: The Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)
Scholarship can be taken at: 
Finland

Eligibility:
-The primary target groups in the CIMO Fellowships programme are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.
-The programme is open for applicants from all countries. However, when decisions on scholarship are made, emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America) can apply for these CIMO fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The Centre for International Mobility CIMO awards scholarships for foreign Doctoral level students and young researchers to carry out postgraduate studies and research and teaching in Finnish universities. Scholarships are mainly targeted at those Doctoral level students who will be doing their whole Doctorate or Double Doctorate at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application. (rf. Annex 1. Applicant’s motivation letter). The scholarship holder cannot receive another full scholarship nor salary with a CIMO grant.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The scholarship period may last from 3 to 12 months. The period may be extended only in exceptional cases. Visits shorter than 3 months will not be funded.

What does it cover?  The grant is 1,500 euro/month. The grant is personal and is intended to cover for the subsistence costs of the scholarship holder in Finland. Additional support for accommodation will not be paid nor will CIMO pay travel or visa / residence permit expenses. Trips abroad to collect research materials cannot be included in the scholarship period.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification:  Decisions will be made within approximately 3 months after receipt of application.

How to Apply: The prerequisite for applying is that the visiting researcher must have established contacts with a Finnish host university. If a Finnish university is willing to host you, then the Finnish university department wishing to host you can apply to CIMO for the grant on your behalf. In other words, only the hosting Finnish university can act as an “applicant” in the CIMO Fellowship programme. Applications should be submitted on the attached CIMO Fellowships application form, which should be filled in electronically, printed and signed. Two copies of the application with required attachments should be submitted to CIMO. Please mark the envelope with “CIMO Fellowships”. The following attachments are required:
-A motivation letter from the applicant (the hosting university), max 1 page
-Complete CV of the scholarship candidate
-Research plan (3-5 pages)

 Scholarship Application Deadline:  There are no annual application deadlines in the CIMO Fellowship programme. Applications may be considered at all times. However, please note that applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period.

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OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women from Developing Countries, 2015

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is offering fellowships for women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC). The fellowships are awarded to pursue postgraduate studies leading to doctorate degree in all branches of the natural sciences at a centre of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities) in the South (developing countries) outside applicant’s home country. Each fellowship will be offered for up to three years. Deadline for submission of applications is 31 May 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Applications are accepted from female scientists in all branches of the natural sciences. Eligible Scientific fields are Agricultural Sciences; Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biological Systems and Organisms; Medical and Health Sciences; Neurosciences; Chemical Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Information Technology; Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physics. Please note that applications from students in the Basic (or ‘pure’) Sciences, such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are encouraged.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postgraduate studies leading to doctorate degree at a centre of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities) in the South (developing countries) outside applicant’s home country.
Scholarship Provider: With funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), OWSD has instituted this fellowship programme.
Scholarship can be taken at: South (developing countries)

Eligibility:
-Open to qualified women science graduates from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (see list below).
-If applicants are over 40 years of age, they should include a brief explanation of why their research career has been delayed.
-The minimum qualification is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines .
-Host institutions must be located in a developing country. This must be a different country from the applicant’s home country.
-Applicants must provide a preliminary acceptance letter from at least one host institute. The letter must be prepared based on the sample on page 10 and be signed by the head of department, potential host supervisor or postgraduate studies coordinator.
-Students from eligible countries already enrolled on a PhD programme in their home country can apply for the sandwich option. This gives them access to expertise and resources that might not be available at the home institute.
-Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible since this implies that they have already secured sufficient funding for their studies.
-The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.
-Accompanying persons are not eligible for support.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Fellowship is awarded to women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo Dem. Rep., Congo Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Niger, Réunion, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Western Sahara, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Scholarship Description:  With funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), OWSD has instituted a fellowship programme for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a PhD, at centres of excellence in the South (developing countries), outside their own country. The general purpose of the scheme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.

Duration of award(s):  Each fellowship will be offered for up to three years. An applicant who has already registered or who wishes to register as a PhD student at her home institute can choose a sandwich option whereby part of the research programme is undertaken at a host institute in another developing country. In this case the fellowship is offered for six months.

What does it cover?  Each fellowship will cover the following:
-Travel expenses to and from the host institute;
-A monthly allowance to cover accommodation and meals while in the host country, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution;
-Refund of visa costs;
-A contribution for medical insurance;
-Attending one international conference/training course during the period of the fellowship;
-On a competitive basis, attending of scientific communication and proposal writing workshop;
An applicant who has already registered or who wishes to register as a PhD student at her home institute can choose a sandwich option, whereby part of the research programme is undertaken at a host institute in another developing country. In this case the fellowship provides support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) only while at the host institution. The minimum period abroad is six months. The fellowship does not provide support while the applicant is at the home institute. Alternatively, an applicant can enroll as a full-time research student at an institution outside her country, in this case the fellowship will provide support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) for 3 years. The host institution will be expected to provide the necessary facilities such as tuition, training, supervision, laboratory supplies etc. Accompanying persons are not eligible for support.

Selection Criteria: The fellowships are highly competitive, and the selection will be based on scientific competence and merit. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of eminent scientists, appointed by the Executive Board of OWSD.

 How to Apply: Please send your applications via email.
-Applicants should complete all parts of the attached application form and enclose the mandatory preliminary acceptance letter from a host institute, and copies of all university degree certificates and university-issued transcripts, which should include grades and courses taken.
-If the applicant is registered for a doctorate degree at an institution in her home country and wishes to pursue part of her research at another institution under a “sandwich programme”, a letter of recommendation from the home institute supervisor must be enclosed.
-Applicants must also submit a research outline for their proposed PhD programme. In the case of sandwich option applicants, the outline must make it clear which parts of the work will be carried out at the host institute.
-Two SIGNED reference letters from senior scientists familiar with the applicant’s studies must be provided. Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, signed and sent as attachments via email by the applicant directly with the rest of the application or by the referee. In this case, the subject line of the email must contain: OWSD/PG/candidate’s surname. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
-For sandwich applicants: the two referees must be different from the PhD home supervisor.
-Incomplete, illegible or untidy applications will be evaluated poorly, therefore applicants are requested to make sure the application documents are well prepared and to include all the required enclosures (please see checklist on the last page of the application form).
-Applications must be clearly typewritten in English, and completed in all parts; regrettably the OWSD office cannot process incomplete and/or illegible applications. Applications will only be acknowledged once processed.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  Deadline for submission of applications is 31 May 2015.

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Bocconi Graduate Scholarships for International Students in Italy, 2015-2016

Bocconi University is offering graduate scholarships for international students in Italy. The scholarships are available for pursuing Master of Science program at Bocconi. The Bocconi Scholarship for International Students includes a full tuition waiver, worth up to € 12,000 per year. The evaluation will primarily be based on the candidate’s need for aid, however, the candidates academic achievements will also be taken into consideration. The complete dossier provided to the Admissions office will be evaluated.

Study Subject (s):  Scholarships are awarded for Master of Science Program at Bocconi University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree at Bocconi University in Italy
Scholarship Provider: 
Bocconi University, Italy
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility: Applicants for the first 5 “international” sessions, who are neither a resident or citizen of Italy nor have earned an Italian Undergraduate degree in Italy or abroad, will have the opportunity to apply for the Bocconi Scholarship. The awarding of the scholarship takes into consideration not only the economic conditions of the students but also their academic performances; applications required.

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

Scholarship Description:  Bocconi University is committed to making higher education accessible to  our students from  all backgrounds worldwide. Università Bocconi offers need-based scholarships to international first year Bocconi Master of Science Program applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year. The awarding of the scholarship takes into consideration not only the economic conditions of the students but also their academic performances; applications required.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):  The Bocconi Scholarship for International Students will be automatically renewed for the second year  provided the required minimum GPA and academic progress is met as specified in the scholarship acceptance form that must be signed and returned to the University by awardees.

What does it cover?  The Bocconi Scholarship for International Students includes a full tuition waiver, worth up to € 12,000 per year.

Selection Criteria: The evaluation will primarily be  based on the candidate’s need for aid, however, the candidates academic achievements will also be taken into consideration. The complete dossier provided to the Admissions office will be evaluated.

Notification:  Awardees will be informed of assignment shortly after admission in Bocconi; the assignment of an award will be noted in the Admission’s Portal.

How to Apply:  The application must be submitted online by the same date as the online admission’s application.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadlines are:
-2nd round: 30 April 2015
-3rd round: 31 May 2015
-4th round: 30 June 2015
-5th round: 31 August 2015

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2016 NUS PhD Scholarship in Department of Economics, Singapore

Applications are invited for NUS PhD scholarship in the Department of Economics for August 2016 intake. The scholarship includes tuition fee waiver + S$2000 stipend per month (S$2,500 for Singapore Citizen and S$2,200 for Singapore Permanent Resident) before passing qualifying exam (QE) and additional top-up of S$500 upon passing QE. The application deadline is 15 September 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in the Department of Economics.
Course Level: 
Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD programme.
Scholarship Provider: 
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
Scholarship can be taken at: Singapore

Eligibility:  As a community with a global orientation, NUS welcomes applications from highly qualified students, both local and international. The applicants must satisfy the admission criteria for August intake 2016.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Singaporean and international students can apply for this NUS PhD scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Department of Economics at NUS has been established since 1934. It has about 50 faculty members and it offers a wide selection of courses in undergraduate and graduate level covering wide areas of Economics. The scholarship includes tuition fee waiver + S$2000 stipend per month (S$2,500 for Singapore Citizen and S$2,200 for Singapore Permanent Resident) before passing qualifying exam (QE) and additional top-up of S$500 upon passing QE. The admission exercise for August intake 2016 will start on 1 April 2015.

What does it cover? The scholarship includes tuition fee waiver + S$2000 stipend per month (S$2,500 for Singapore Citizen and S$2,200 for Singapore Permanent Resident) before passing qualifying exam (QE) and additional top-up of S$500 upon passing QE.

Notification: For local students, the interview will be conducted in the first week of October. For students from China, NUS will conduct interview in Beijing or Shanghai between 21 and 27 of September. For students living in other regions, interviews will be conducted via Skype in the 1st week of October.

How to Apply: The application package should be send via post including the following documents:
 Online Application Form duly signed
– Payment Receipt
– Research Proposal (this should be in the range of 1000-2000 words including the Title)
– Bachelor/Master Transcripts
– Bachelor/Master Degree Graduation Certificate (if any)
– 2 Reference Letters (you will have to input your referees information into the online system and we will monitor on our end).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 September 2015.

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NGS Scholarship (NGSS) for International Students at NUS in Singapore, 2016

National University of Singapore is offering PhD scholarship for international students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research in Singapore. Applicants must graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours or equivalent qualification. The scholarships will provide monthly stipend of S$3,200 up to 4 years of the PhD studies or up to date of graduation and as well as computer, book and  conference allowance. Applications should be submitted till 15th May 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in all subjects offered by the National University of Singapore.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD programme at National University of Singapore.
Scholarship Provider: National University of Singapore
Scholarship can be taken at: 
Singapore

Eligibility:
-Opens worldwide.
-Graduates with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of medicine.
-Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.
-GRE is compulsory for students applying from overseas. Only strongly recommended for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.
-TOEFL is compulsory (ONLY applicable for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English).

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Students from any country can apply for this NGS scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The NGS scholarship is awarded to talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research. The terms for the NGS Scholarship are being reviewed.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):  NGS Scholarship will be offered for 4 years.

What does it cover?
-Monthly stipend of S$3,200 will be given up to 4 years of the PhD studies, or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier.
-Other allowances include
-computer allowance
-book allowance
-conference allowance.
-Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Applicants will be notified on the confirmed receipt of your application package within approximately 4 weeks after the respective application closing dates.

Online Application:  The mode of applying is online.

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

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International Scholarships at University of Macerata in Italy, 2015-2016

For the academic year 2015-2016, University of Macerata is offering up to 10 international scholarships. Scholarships are open for international students who enroll in a two year master’s degree course at the University of Macerata. Candidates must hold a B2 level qualification in English, for degree courses taught in English, or the equivalent qualification in Italian, for degree courses taught in Italian. The application deadline is 30 June, 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Scholarships are awarded for studying the subjects offered by the university.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree programme at the University of Macerata.
Scholarship Provider: University of Macerata
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility:
-The call for applications is open to international students holding a BA earned from an institution operating outside Italian university system.
-Candidates must hold a B2 level qualification in English, for degree courses taught in English, or the equivalent qualification in Italian, for degree courses taught in Italian
-The scholarships awarded as per this call for applications are not compatible with other scholarships awarded by ERSU (the regional body for the right to study of the Marche Region) and by the University of Macerata.

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

Scholarship Description:  A public competition will take place to award 10 scholarships each worth €2,500 (inclusive of IRPEF) to deserving international students who enrol in a two year master’s degree course at the University of Macerata.

Number of award(s):  Up to 10 scholarships are available for international students.

What does it cover?  Each scholarship worth €2,500

Selection Criteria:  The scholarships will be assigned on the basis of the judgement of a specifically appointed commission, which will draw up a merit ranking based on its assessment of the qualification necessary for access to the chosen two year Master’s Degree Courses. The motivations expressed in the motivational letter required will also be taken into consideration, along with the B2 level knowledge of English for degree courses taught in English or of Italian for degree courses taught in Italian, in compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

How to Apply: 
-applications must be submitted using the specific form, to be filled out in full
-the following documents must be enclosed with the application form:
a) A copy of the applicant’s passport. (EU citizens may attach a copy of their I.D. card)
b) Copy of Degree certificate including final grade, date, list of the courses attended and the exams passed with the corresponding grades) (EU citizens may use self-certification)
c) A motivational letter (max 500 words)

 Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 30 June, 2015.

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ECU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (ECUPRS Int) in Australia, 2015-2016

Edith Cowan University is inviting applications for international postgraduate research scholarships. The scholarships provide the recipient with tuition fee and health care cover for the duration of their research degree. In addition, each successful ECUPRS Int. recipient will be offered an ECU International Stipend (ECUIS) to meet living costs for the same period. Applicants should have completed at least four years of tertiary education study at a high level of achievement. Selection for a postgraduate research scholarship is based on academic merit and research capability within the University’s research strengths. The application deadline is 15 May 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the Edith Cowan University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate research (PhD or Master by research) programme at Edith Cowan University.
Scholarship Provider: Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: 
Australia

Eligibility: Applicants should have completed at least four years of tertiary education study at a high level of achievement for example: Four year degree (e.g. Engineering or Law) and Three year degree and one of the: Honours year, one year of a higher degree, one year of a Masters preliminary or other qualifying programme and Postgraduate diploma. The awardees should also have:
-Completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the ECU as having an equivalent level of attainment
-Must have their course application for study in the PhD or Master by research programme approved by ECU before being considered for an offer of a scholarship. Where an offer of a place in the course is conditional, an applicant is normally not eligible for scholarship consideration until that condition has been met.
-The intention to undertake study in a course and research topic within one of the University’s areas of research activity
Additional Eligibility requirements for International Students: Applicants must:
-meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Department of Health and Ageing
-meet all University admission requirements, including English proficiency, and be made an unconditional offer of a place in a higher degree by research (either a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master by research)
-not currently be receiving a scholarship provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) or have completed an AusAID scholarship within the last two years

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The ECUPRS Int. scheme is both prestigious and highly competitive. ECUPRS Int. scholarships are offered each year for tenure at Edith Cowan University. The scholarships provide the recipient with tuition fee and health care cover for the duration of their research degree. In addition, each successful ECUPRS Int. recipient will be offered an ECU International Stipend (ECUIS) to meet living costs for the same period.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s):  Scholarships are awarded for 1-2 years for a Master by research dependent on course length and up to 3 years for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

What does it cover?  The scholarships provide the recipient with tuition fee and health care cover for the duration of their research degree. In addition, each successful ECUPRS Int. recipient will be offered an ECU International Stipend (ECUIS) of $27,000 per year (tax free) to meet living costs for the same period.

Selection Criteria: Selection for a postgraduate research scholarship is based on academic merit and research capability within the University’s research strengths. Successful applicants typically have first class honours or have completed a Master degree by research with additional research output such as research publications and/or successful research grant applications and research experience.

Notification:  Your application will be assessed within four (4) weeks from the closing date and you will be advised of the outcome via email as soon as possible afterwards.

How to Apply:
-Before you apply for a scholarship, you must apply for admission into a Higher Degree by Research course
-Complete the Scholarship Application, including: outline of your research topic; Information on your research publications or research grants you have received and academic Referees to support your scholarship application, using the PG Academic Referee Report. Submit your scholarship application and documentation by the closing date for the scholarship by email or post.

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

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Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign and IRE Students in Italy, 2015-2016

For 2015/2016 academic year, applications are open for Italian government scholarships. Scholarships are available to both foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) for studying in Italy. Scholarships are offered only for study/research projects at higher education Institutions within the Italian State Education and Research system. Candidates may apply for a renewal to continue or complete a multi-year course. The scholarship duration can be three, six, or nine months. Only for Courses for teachers of Italian language the scholarship duration is one month. Time frame: January 1st – December 31th 2016. Application forms must be received on-line by May 13th 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Scholarships are awarded in all subjects.
Course Level: Scholarships are offered only for study/research projects at higher education Institutions within the Italian State Education and Research system (State Institutions and research centers, or legally recognized by the competent State authority).
Scholarship Provider: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility: The scholarships are offered for the following type of courses:
Undergraduate University courses: This type of scholarship is offered only to candidates who in the academic year 2014-15 received a scholarship to attend an Undergraduate Course (Laurea Triennale or Corso di Laurea a Ciclo Unico), and in the academic year 2015-16 will enroll at least for the second year of the same course. The renewal is subject to verification of the student’s academic achievements.
Postgraduate University courses: Admission to the first year of a Postgraduate course requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent recognized foreign qualification; for enrolment/admission after the first year, the scholarship-holder is required to have passed the university exams of the previous year.
Master’s Degree courses: For admission, the candidate must have the academic qualification required for the chosen Master course. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on the activation of the master, the schedule and the other requirements for registration. If the course includes a period of study in a country other than Italy, payment of the scholarship will be suspended for that period. Please note: a master course might be eventually canceled or it might be activated with delays. The scholarship will be paid only if the master course is activated and only for the months of confirmed registration of the applicant to the master course.
PhD Courses: For admission, the candidate must have the academic qualification required for the chosen Ph.D. course. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institute in order to be informed on the activation of the course, the schedule and the other requirements for registration. If the course includes a period of study in a country other than Italy, payment of the scholarship will be suspended for that period. Please note: a Ph.D. course might be eventually canceled or it might be activated with delays. The scholarship will be paid only if the Ph.D. course is activated and only for the months of confirmed registration of the applicant to the Ph.D. course.
Specialisation Schools: For admission, the candidate must have the academic qualification required for the chosen School. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen School in order to be informed on the activation and schedule of the course, and the other eventual requirements of registration. Specialization schools of medical disciplines are not eligible to get a scholarship.
Research under academic supervision: in order to apply for this type of scholarship, the candidate must submit the research project and the letters of acceptance from the host Institution. The research project must be carried out within the Italian State Education and Research System, including public museums and archives, and institutions as CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and ISS (Istituto Superiore di Sanità).
Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM), Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona; Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR), and Scuola Nazionale di Cinema: For admission to Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM) and to the Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona, candidates must possess a High school Diploma or a title valid locally for admission to Academies of Fine Arts or Conservatories of Music. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institute/ Institution in order to be informed on any other possible requirements for the admission. For admission to Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR) and to Scuola Nazionale di Cinema, candidates must possess a High school Diploma valid locally and pass an Admission test. It is the candidate’s responsibility to be informed on the schedule of the Entrance test and on any other possible requirements.
Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture: This type of scholarship is eligible only for students who have passed at least one university exam of Italian Language in their own country. At the end of the course, the student is expected to achieve at least a B1 Level of Italian proficiency, attested by a certificate such as CILS, CELI, PLIDA o IT Roma Tre. This type of scholarship is offered only for courses of three months duration. No scholarships are offered for Beginners course. A payment of University tuition fees is required: scholarship-holders are eligible for a discount. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on the course schedule and university tuition fees.
-Courses for Teachers of Italian as second language: For this type of scholarship, applicants must be teachers of Italian as second language with documented experience. The scholarship duration of this type of course is one month. A payment of University tuition fees is required: scholarship-holders are eligible for a discount. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on the activation and schedule of the course and university tuition fees.
Other Requirements
-Educational qualifications required by the chosen institution
-Knowledge of Italian Language: candidates must possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.). Applicants for enrolment in university courses held entirely in English, must have at least an A2 level proficiency in Italian.
-Age limits: candidates who are younger than 18 y. o. or older than 35 y. o. on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications (13-05-2015), are not eligible. Candidates for Courses for teachers of Italian as second language are eligible until they are 45 y. o. on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications (13-05-2015).
-Restrictions: Students enrolled in a year exceeding the legal duration of the course of study (the so-called “fuori corso”) are not eligible for scholarships.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) can apply for these Italian Government Scholarships.

Scholarship Description:  The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE). The aim of these scholarships is fostering international cultural cooperation, spreading the Italian language, culture and science knowledge and promoting the economic and technological sectors of Italy all around the world. Italian citizens, employed at offices of the Italian public administration, as well as their family even if temporarily residing abroad, are not allowed to apply for IRE Scholarships.

What can study?  The scholarships are offered for the following type of courses: Undergraduate University courses (renewals only); Postgraduate University courses; Master’s Degree courses (Levels I or II); Ph.D. Courses; Specialisation Schools; Research under academic supervision; Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM); Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture Courses for Teachers of Italian as second language.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):  The scholarship duration can be three, six, or nine months. Only for Courses for teachers of Italian language the scholarship duration is one month. Time frame: January 1st – December 31th 2016. According to the Agreement between Italy and Libya, the scholarship duration for Libyan citizens will be 12 months, starting from October 1st 2015. Detailed information regarding the scholarship offer, can be requested to the Italian Embassy or Italian Cultural Institute in the applicant’s country of citizenship. Air tickets are not granted, except for Chilean citizens. For all relevant information, please contact the Italian Embassy in Chile. Candidates may apply for a renewal to continue or complete a multi-year course. Upon decision of the selection committee, a renewal can be granted only if the applicant has passed the exams required in the previous year. No scholarship renewals are offered for students exceeding the legal duration of the course of study.

What does it cover?  Normally, the scholarship holders are exempt from the payment of the university tuition fees, in accordance with existing regulations. However the Universities, as part of their autonomy, may not allow such exemption. Candidates are therefore recommended to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on eventual taxes or tuition fees.

How to Apply:  All applicants must fill in the on-line application form.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  Application forms must be received on-line by midnight (Italian time) Friday, May 13th 2015.

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2015-2016 James Gordon Fletcher PhD Fellowship in Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, Canada

University of Manitoba is offering PhD fellowship of $13000 value (approximately) in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. The fellowship is tenable at the University of Manitoba in departments associated with the Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Centre for the 2015-2016 competition year. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba and has been in this program for less than two years at the time when this fellowship is offered. The application deadline is May 14 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of functional foods, nutraceuticals.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD programme at the University of Manitoba in departments associated with the Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Centre.
Scholarship Provider: 
University of Manitoba, Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility: This fellowship shall be offered to a student who:
-is enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba and has been in this program for less than two years at the time when this fellowship is offered (for this award only, the time frame for transfer students will begin at the point of transfer into the Ph.D. program)
-has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 over the two regular academic years prior to the session in which this fellowship is tenable
-is conducting research in a field pertaining to Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.
-This fellowship cannot be held with another award valued at or higher than the current value of the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship at the Ph.D. level.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: University of Manitoba is offering Fletcher, James Gordon PhD Fellowship in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. Through a testamentary gift from James Gordon Fletcher, a graduate of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba (B.S.A./25), a fund has been established at the University to support graduate fellowships. This award will serve to stimulate, support, and encourage research in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals by Ph.D. students at the University of Manitoba in Departments associated with the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s):  Not Known

What does it cover? Fellowship of $13000 value (approximately) will be offered.

Selection Criteria: Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, commitment to their field of study, the quality and value of the research proposal, and their career objectives.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Completed application packages are to be submitted via post. Applicants must submit:
-a cover letter, which is to explain why the project is considered functional foods and nutraceuticals
-research proposal
-full curriculum vitae
-two academic letters of support.
-Completed application packages are to be submitted, by the deadline to: Rosemary Visevic, Awards Assistant, Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 14 2015.

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2015-2016 DBU Doctoral Scholarships for International Students, Germany

The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) is offering 60 doctoral scholarships to young scientists from all disciplines for carrying out research in the field of environmental protection. Scholarships are awarded for three years. Each scholarship is initially awarded for a period of up to one year. After reviewing the progress of work is usually an extension of one year each. In addition to above-average university degree is expected from the chosen thesis topic that is of high relevance and can contribute to solving problems in environmental protection and nature conservation. The application deadline is 15th June.

Study Subject(s):  Scholarships are awarded in the field of environmental protection.
Course Level: Scholarships are offered to doctoral students for research programme at German universities.
Scholarship Provider: The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to applicants who
-Has not yet begun that your thesis.
-from foreign applicants good knowledge of German is expected to allow integration into the DBU scholarship network is possible.
-In addition to a higher university degree is expected from the chosen thesis topic that is of high relevance and can contribute to solving problems in environmental protection and conservation.

Scholarship Open for International Students:

 DBU Doctoral Scholarships

  International and German researchers are eligible to apply for these doctoral scholarships.

Scholarship Description:  In general, all environmental research topics are welcome to meet the above criteria, ie. In addition to the natural and engineering sciences and applications from the social sciences, humanities, business and law Interdisciplinary themes in support of sustainable development are particularly desirable. The DBU attaches great importance to a verifiable work plan and schedule that makes it clear together with the opinion of the academic supervisor that the work can be completed in a period of up to three years.

Number of award(s):  The DBU awards 60 doctoral scholarships per year.

Duration of award(s):  These doctoral scholarships are awarded for three years. Each scholarship is initially awarded for a period of up to one year. After reviewing the progress of work is usually an extension of one year each.

What does it cover?  The amount of the scholarship is from June 2009 monthly 940,- €. In addition to Scholarship, a monthly allowance of 210, – € for material and travel costs (Reimbursement of expenses allowance) paid. Any additional material resources can be granted only in exceptional cases and on a small scale. If this ge-wishes will have the scholarship application, a detailed and complete Cost plan are attached. Fellows with children receive a child allowance. Is the children’s allowance 200, – € for the first child and an additional 150, – € for the second and each additional child. Fellows with child / children may, on request in special cases (e.g. birth and settling into the family of the child) disease a family break-einletions in which the DBU scholarship rests. This family leave is limited to maximum 12 months limited per child.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply:  The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 15th June.

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TWAS-icipe Fellowship Program for Developing Countries’ Scholars, 2015-2016

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) is offering fellowship program fordeveloping countries’ Scholars (other than Kenya). Fellowships are awarded for undertaking PhD or postdoctoral studies. Postdoctoral fellowships are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months at the departments of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe). PhD fellowships will be awarded for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period of 12 months (for those registered for a PhD in a developing country) and for a period of up to 3 years (for those not registered for a PhD in their home country). The application deadline is 15th September 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Fellowships are awarded in the field of agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences and Chemical Sciences.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for undertaking PhD or postdoctoral studies.
Scholarship Provider: The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)
Scholarship can be taken at: Kenya

Eligibility:  Applicants for the full-time postgraduate fellowships must:
-be permanent residents in a developing country (other than Kenya);
-be a maximum of between 35 and 40 years of age by 31 December in the year of application (for PhD);
-hold a university degree (minimum qualification is a Master’s degree) or PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
-provide evidence that s/he will return to their home country/country on completion of the fellowship;
-not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
-be financially responsible for any accompanying family member;
-have official acceptance at an eligible department, institution or laboratory at icipe.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Citizens of developing countries (other than Kenya) Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for the fellowship.

Scholarship Description:  The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya, and TWAS offer three fellowships per year to young scientists from developing countries (other than Kenya) who wish to undertake their PhD and Postdoctoral studies in Kenya.

Number of award(s):  Three PhD fellowships and one postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded.

Duration of award(s):  TWAS-icipe Postdoctoral Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months at the departments of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Kenya. SANDWICH Fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in a developing country): The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period of 12 months. Full-time Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship is granted for a period of up to 3 years. Candidates will register for their PhD at any university in a developing country.

What does it cover?  Icipe will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation.

Selection Criteria:  Not Known

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply:  Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from the chosen department to TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection. Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS only. The subject line must contain: icipe/PDoc/candidate’s surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Applicants to the TWAS-icipe Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS only.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 15th September 2015.

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SALSA Doctoral Fellowships for International Students at HU Berlin in Germany, 2015

The Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA) at HU Berlin is inviting applications for doctoral fellowships in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Natural Sciences Education. Up to 10 fellowships are available to begin on October 1st, 2015 for graduate students who have completed (or be in the process of completing) M.Sc. or equivalent in a field related to analytical sciences research. SALSA offers a 3-year period of multidisciplinary research with an integrated curriculum in Analytical Sciences. The application deadline is May 11th, 2015.

Study Subject(s):  Fellowships are awarded in the field of chemistry, physics, biology, natural sciences education (didactics), or analytical sciences.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing Doctoral degree at SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof, HU Berlin
Scholarship Provider: SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof, HU Berlin
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility:
-Languages: If you are not a native English speaker we require a proof of your proficiency (equivalent to CEFR B2/C1) in English. Please upload in the space below either a TOEFL or an IELTS certificate or an UNIcert II/III certificate. The minimum score for the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL® iBT) is 95. For IELTS the overall band score should be 6.5. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite for studying at the School. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite for studying at the School.
-Education: In order to be considered as an applicant for the School, you must have completed (or be in the process of completing) a Master’s degree, Diploma, Staatsexamen, Magister or the equivalent in a field related to analytical sciences research, e.g. chemistry, physics, biology, natural sciences education (didactics), or analytical sciences. List your college/university degrees in chronological order, starting with the latest degree. Please also list degrees that have not been completed yet with an expected date of completion. Please provide official certificates as well as transcripts in English or German and certified translations for certificates and transcripts in any other language. For degrees that have not been completed yet, please provide progress grade reports and/or transcripts. Please also provide an abstract of your Master’s thesis in English, also if your thesis is not completed yet. Please do not upload your complete Master thesis!
-Research Experience: Description of prior research experience, publications, posters and oral presentations, teaching experience, disciplinary background.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  International applicants can apply for these doctoral fellowships.

Scholarship Description:  SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof, was established at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2012 in the framework of the German Excellence Initiative. The program offers a structured, three-year period of multidisciplinary research combined with an integrated curriculum in Analytical Sciences. SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof at HU Berlin is announcing 10 doctoral fellowships to begin on October 1st, 2015. SALSA offers a structured, 3-year period of multidisciplinary research with an integrated curriculum in Analytical Sciences.

Number of award(s):  SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof at HU Berlin is announcing 10 doctoral fellowships.

Duration of award(s):  Fellowships are awarded for a period of three years.

Online Applications:  The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The 6th SALSA Call for Applications will be opened from April 15thuntil May 11th, 2015.

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International Scholarships at Southampton Solent University in UK, 2015

Southampton Solent University is offering scholarships for international students to pursue a full-time course for 2015 entry. Scholarships are open for the students of Africa, Bangladesh, Japan, North and South America, India, Pakistan, South Korea and Turkey. Scholarship Award of £1,000 towards tuition fee payment for first year of study will be awarded. The application deadline is 31 July 2015.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the Southampton Solent University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing a full-time course at Southampton Solent University.
Scholarship Provider: Southampton Solent University
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: You can apply if:
-you are applying for a full-time course at Southampton Solent University for 2014 entry, and
-you are from one of the following areas: Africa, Bangladesh, Japan, North or South America, India, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey and
-you are not currently studying or residing in the UK, and
-you are a self-funded, full fee student (not applicable to Erasmus/Study Abroad students).

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Africa, Bangladesh, Japan, North or South America, India, Pakistan, South Korea and Turkey can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Southampton Solent University is pleased to offer scholarships to a limited number of students applying from: Africa, Bangladesh, India, Japan, North and South America, Pakistan, South Korea and Turkey.

Number of award(s): Southampton Solent University is offering a limited number of scholarships.

What does it cover? Scholarship Award of £1,000 towards tuition fee payment for first year of study will be awarded.

Selection Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships. Submission of an application does not guarantee an award.

How to Apply: Once you have received an offer from us, simply complete and return the form opposite. For students starting in September 2015, applications must be received at the University by 31 July 2015.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 July 2015.

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Bristol MBA Scholarships for UK/EU and International Students in UK, 2015-2016

University of the West of England is inviting applications for MBA scholarships from UK/EU and international students. There are unlimited Bristol MBA Scholarships to cover 10% of fees and up to 8 MBA International Scholarships that cover 50% of fees (six scholarship) and 25% of fees (two scholarships) available. Bristol MBA Corporate Partner Discount is also available on the basis of number of students signed up for the programme. The application deadline is 14 July 2015 for the MBA commencing in September 2015 and 31 October 2015 for the MBA commencing in January 2016.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the area of Business Administration.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time and executive (part-time) MBA program at University of the West of England.
Scholarship Provider: University of the West of England, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:
-Bristol MBA Scholarship: Scholarships will be available to all applicants who provide evidence of the following: relevant career progression and achievement leading to MBA study; relevant professional and/or academic development leading to MBA study and written testimonial explaining how the Bristol MBA will help the applicant to better understand the business world from different perspectives
-Bristol MBA International Scholarship: Once an offer has been received applicants will be invited to apply for the scholarship via their welcome website. Applicants will need to complete a task and provide the following: relevant career progression and achievement leading to MBA study; relevant professional and/or academic development leading to MBA study and a short written testimonial explaining how the Bristol MBA will help you to better understand the business world from your regional/country perspective.
Bristol MBA Corporate Partner Discount: Students must remain in employment and be sponsored by the corporate partner organisation throughout the course of study.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and international students can apply for these MBA scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Bristol MBA scholarships are available to UK and International applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. These will be evaluated by the programme director, or a nominee, based on the application and the interview. There are three types of scholarships available: Bristol MBA Scholarship; Bristol MBA International Scholarship and Bristol MBA Corporate Partner Discount.

Number of award(s):  There are unlimited Bristol MBA Scholarships and up to 8 MBA International Scholarship (6 x 50% of fees and 2 x 25% of fees) available.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover?
-Bristol MBA Scholarship: 10% of fees
-Bristol MBA International Scholarship: 6 x 50% of fees and 2 x 25% of fees
-Bristol MBA Corporate Partner Discount: Corporate discounts will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis on the number of students signed up for the programme.

Selection Criteria:  Scholarships will be evaluated by the programme director, or a nominee, based on the application and the interview.

Notification:  You will be informed of decision via your welcome website.

How to Apply: Applications can be made via a task in applicant’s welcome website.

Scholarship Application Deadline : The deadline for application is 14 July 2015 for the MBA commencing in September 2015 and 31 October 2015 for the MBA commencing in January 2016.

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Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students in USA, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship from Indian students who need financial assistance in obtaining an MBA at Stanford. Up to 5 Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years. Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows will receive financial support for the cost of tuition and associated fees for each year of the two-year Stanford MBA Program (approximately $145,000 total). English language proficiency test is required. Application deadline is 8 June 2015.

Study Subject (s) : Fellowships are awarded to study Business administration.
Course Level
: Fellowships are for pursuing MBA programme at Stanford Graduate School of Business in USA.
Scholarship Provider
: Reliance Industries Limited
Scholarship can be taken at
: USA

Eligibility: The Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program provides future Indian leaders with the educational foundation to effect positive change in India. Fellows return to India to lead organizations that are at the forefront of growth and development in the rapidly emerging Indian economy. As part of the MBA admission process, Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program finalists must meet all Stanford GSB application requirements, including submission of GMAT or GRE and IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL if applicable.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Students from India can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: Reliance Industries Limited generously created the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program to support Indian nationals living in India who need financial assistance in obtaining an MBA at Stanford.

Number of award(s):  Each year, Stanford may award up to five fellowships.

Duration of award(s):  Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai MBA Fellowship duration is of two-year for Stanford MBA Program.

What does it cover? Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows will receive financial support for the cost of tuition and associated fees for each year of the two-year Stanford MBA Program (approximately $145,000 total).

Selection Criteria: Up to 50 Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows finalists will be selected based on: merit; commitment to developing India and financial need. Stanford may select up to five Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows each year from among the finalists based on primary admission criteria: Intellectual vitality; Demonstrated leadership potential and Personal qualities and contributions

Notification:  Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program finalists notified by by 2nd July 2015.

How to Apply:
-Apply online for Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program
-Apply to Stanford MBA Program

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 8 June 2015.

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LJMU Developing Global Citizens Postgraduate Scholarships in UK, 2015-2016

Liverpool John Moores University is awarding developing global citizen scholarships for students from Africa, the ASEAN countries, the People’s Republic of China or Commonwealth countries. Scholarships are awarded to students accepted on to a taught masters program or research degree program in September 2015. The scholarships will consist of one-off £6,000 fee waiver. The application deadline is 2 June 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects available at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in UK.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing taught Masters programme or research degree at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in UK.
Scholarship Provider: Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Accreditation: Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is accredited by the Association of University Alliance, EUA, NWUA and Northern Consortium.

Eligibility:  In order to be considered for this award you must:
-be a self-funded student from Africa, the ASEAN countries, the People’s Republic of China or Commonwealth country
-have a valid offer to study a Masters degree or research programme at LJMU in September 2015
-complete the scholarship application form
-Applications for this award are welcomed from: new international applicants, current LJMU international students hoping to progress onto postgraduate study at the University and LJMU international alumni

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Students from Africa, the ASEAN countries, the People’s Republic of China or Commonwealth countries can apply for these global citizen scholarships.

Scholarship Description:  Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) offers international students an exceptional student experience founded on high quality teaching and world-class research plus the opportunity to study in one of the world’s most exciting cities. Twenty Developing Global Citizens Postgraduate Scholarships, consisting of a one-off £6,000 fee waiver, will be awarded to students accepted on to a taught Masters programme or research degree in September 2015.

Number of award(s):  Twenty global citizen scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s) : Scholarships consists of one-off fee waiver.

What does it cover?  The scholarships consists of one-off £6,000 fee waiver.

Selection Criteria:  Not Known

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply:  The mode of applying is online. Before applying for an LJMU scholarship you must have firstly made an application to study at LJMU and be in receipt of an offer from the University, otherwise your application will be rejected. Applicants are also required to have the specified English language requirement in advance of making a scholarship application.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 2 June 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.
iv-1236949419msoins>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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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.

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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).

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.
-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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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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