SCHOLARSHIPS

 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Fellowship 2014

For the Detail : A4 Japan JIRCAS Visiting Res. Fellowship 2014 DT 10 04 2014.pdf


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NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY GHANA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS IN UK, 2014/15

     Newcastle University offers Ghana scholarships for high achieving students. Scholarships are awarded for pursuing postgraduate degree programme in the Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Faculty, Medical Sciences Faculty (FMS), Newcastle Law School and Newcastle University Business School (NUBS), commencing their studies in September 2014. The scholarship will have a value of £3,500, payable towards the first year of tuition fees. The application deadline is 30th June 2014.

Study Subject (s):   Scholarships are awarded within the Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Faculty, Medical Sciences Faculty (FMS), Newcastle Law School and Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) at Newcastle University.
Course Level:   Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate taught degree or research programmes at Newcastle University in UK.

Scholarship Provider:  Newcastle University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at:  UK

Eligibility:  Applicants   could be eligible to apply for a Newcastle University Ghana Scholarship if:
-you have been offered a place on any postgraduate degree programme in the Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Faculty, Medical Sciences Faculty (FMS), Newcastle Law School and Newcastle University Business School (NUBS)
-you are a Ghanaian national and have been assessed as international/overseas for fees purposes
-you have an upper-second-class honours degree or higher from a recognised Ghanaian university and satisfy all other requirements
-you intend to register to start your studies during the 2014-15 academic year
-you are a self-funded student and not in receipt of other University or external awards.

Scholarship Open for International Students:   Students of Ghana can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description:  The International Office is delighted to announce a scholarship award for students from Ghana (Newcastle University (NU) Ghana Scholarship awards). This is available for high achieving Ghanaian students applying for entry onto postgraduate taught degree or research programmes within the Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Faculty, Medical Sciences Faculty (FMS), Newcastle Law School and Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) commencing their studies in September 2014. The scholarship will have a value of £3,500, payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Number of award(s):   Not Known

Duration of award(s):   Scholarships will be offered for the first year of the program.

What does it cover?   The scholarship will have a value of £3,500, payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Selection Criteria:  Country managers will award on the basis of best qualified students and content of personal statement – in consultation with the Head of International Recruitment and faculty representatives.

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply:   Completed application forms should be sent to: africa.io-at-ncl.ac.uk.

Scholarship Application Deadline:   The application deadline is 30 June 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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 ERASMUS MUNDUS MEEES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2014/15

        Applications are invited for Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships in the field of Earthquake Engineering and/or Engineering Seismology for 2014/15 academic year. Three types of scholarships are available: Category A Scholarships (available to third-country applicants), Category B Scholarships (for applicants not eligible to the Category A scholarship) and Consortium Scholarship (for any nationality). Scholarships are awarded for 18-months study programme at MEEES consortium which comprises of four academic institutions. Application must be submitted by January 24, 2014 for Category A and Category B scholarship and 28th of April 2014 for Consortium scholarship.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of Earthquake Engineering and/or Engineering Seismology.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree at Institute for Advanced Study/University of Pavia – ROSE School, Italy, University of Grenoble Joseph Fourier, France, University of Patras, Greece and Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
Scholarship Provider: European Commission under the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme and MEEES Consortium
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy, Greece, France and Turkey

Eligibility: The Category A Scholarship is directly sponsored by the European Commission, under the scope of its Eramus Mundus programme and is available to third-country applicants.
-In order to qualify as a third-country national, applicants must: not be a national from any of the EU Member States: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK, Sweden, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia not be a national from any of the EEA-EFTA states: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway not be a resident on any of the above countries not have carried out their main activities (studies, training, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years (until 28 February 2013) in any of the above countries.
It is noted that for the 2014/2015 Academic Year dedicated geografical windows will probably be opened by the European Commission which will allow students to apply for dedicated Category A Scholarships.
These windows should be: Western Balkans &Turkey window (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo – this designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the IJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence as well as Turkey) ENPI South window (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia) ENPI East window (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine).
The Category B scholarship, directly sponsored by the European Commission, is open to applicants who are not eligible to the Category A scholarship.
The Consortium scholarship, on the other hand, is funded by the MEEES Consortium and is open to students of any nationality, without exceptions. To be eligible for a scholarship directly sponsored by the European Commission, i.e. a Category A or a Category B Scholarships, the scholarship holder must study in countries different form the country in which he/she has obtained his/her last university degree. This means e.g. that a student who obtained his/her last degree in Italy is not allowed to study at the ROSE School if he/she is receiving a Category A or a Category B scholarship.
-Candidates are informed and agree that if they are selected (proposed for a scholarship, put on the reserve list, or enrolled on a self paying basis) their data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the Erasmus Mundus Programme and will be made available to the EACEA Agency, the EM National Structures, the EU Delegations and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Associations, acting as stakeholders of the programme.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International applicants are eligible for this master scholarship (Category A for Third World excluding EU and EEA-EFTA states, Category B for applicants not eligible to the Category A scholarship and Consortium scholarship for any nationality. From 2014/15 academic year, Western Balkans &Turkey (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina), Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine can also apply for category A.

Scholarship Description: The MEEES programme is an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course that aims to provide higher-level education in the field of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. Graduate students involved in this Erasmus Mundus Masters course have the possibility of following a 18-months MSc programmes on either Earthquake Engineering or Engineering Seismology. In addition, the proposed EM Masters course envisages also the possibility of students following a 18-month study programme that leads to the attainment of a Masters degree on Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. Three types of scholarships are available within the scope of the MEEES programme: Category A Scholarships, Category B Scholarships and Consortium Scholarship.

Number of award(s): The European Commission will finance about 4 Category A scholarships for applicants coming from any third-country. In addition, probably 1 scholarship for each geographic area will be available. The European Commission will finance about 4 Category B scholarships for the academic year 2014-15.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships will be awarded for 18-months study programme.

What does it cover? Scholarships ranging from €15,000 to 38,000 are available to applicants from all nationalities.
-Category A scholarships: This scholarship type is available only to those who qualify as third-country nationals, according to the definition of the European Commission.
MSc in Earthquake Engineering (18 months): 38,000€ (Euro)
MSc in Engineering Seismology (18 months): 38,000€ (Euro)
MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (18 months): 38,000€ (Euro)
-Category B scholarships: This scholarship type is available to European applicants.
MSc in Earthquake Engineering (18 months): 15,000€ (Euro)
MSc in Engineering Seismology (18 months): 15,000€ (Euro)
MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (18 months): 15,000€ (Euro)
-Consortium Scholarship: This scholarship type is available to applicants of any nationality, with selection preference being however given to non-third-country nationals.
-MSc in Earthquake Engineering (18 months): 15,000€ (Euro)
-MSc in Engineering Seismology (18 months): 15,000€ (Euro)
-MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (18 months): 15,000€ (Euro)
It is also worth noting that students are expected to make use of the scholarship to cover for tuition fees, living expenses and travelling costs (necessary to reach the Institutions of study). In other words, all incurred costs are under the direct responsibility of the student.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: The MEEES Admissions Board will assess all admissions in February 2014, afterwards it will send the scholarships list to the European Commission for final approval. It is expected that the final results of the selection process will be available by the end of May 2014 (for Category A and B scholarships) and by the end of June 2014 (for Consortium scholarships and admissions without scholarship).

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Through the online application procedure, applicants must provide electronic copies of the following documents:
-Curriculum vitae e studiorum;
-copy of the diploma certificate (in Italian or English);
-transcript of the attended courses and professional qualifications (in Italian or English);
-copy of the passport or the identity card;
-English language test certificate (or waiver referring to previous courses, work experience in English speaking countries, etc…).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline for Category A scholarship and Category B scholarship is 24th of January 2014 and for a Consortium scholarship is 28th of April 2014.

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 UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AT UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON IN UK, 2014

             In 2014, the University of Brighton is offering 40 international scholarships to new, full-time international undergraduate and postgraduate taught-degree students. Scholarships worth a reduction of £4,000 off the cost of your tuition fees for each year of the course are available. The strongest candidates will be those demonstrating a mixture of academic merit (including English language ability) and other merit or outstanding achievement in a particular field of activity. The application deadline is 31 July 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of Brighton.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree level at University of Brighton.
Scholarship Provider: University of Brighton, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: -In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must be a new, full-time, international fee-status student on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree with a minimum course duration of 1 year. You must have applied for the course of your choice at the University of Brighton, and have been offered a place on that course for 2014 entry.
-Students studying foundation degrees or undergraduate degrees at University of Brighton partner colleges or those on PG Cert/Dip courses (excluding OSPAP) are not eligible for these awards. Existing international students are not eligible unless starting a new undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

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

Scholarship Description:
In 2014, 40 University of Brighton international scholarships worth a reduction of £4,000 off the cost of your tuition fees for each year of your course are available to new, full-time international undergraduate and postgraduate taught-degree students. The criteria for awarding University of Brighton international scholarships are primarily merit-based. Merit does not necessarily have to mean academic merit but could also be interpreted to include outstanding performance in a variety of spheres. The strongest candidates will be those demonstrating a mixture of academic merit (including English language ability) and other merit or outstanding achievement in a particular field of activity.

Number of award(s): 40 University of Brighton international scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for the duration of the programs.

What does it cover? 40 University of Brighton international scholarships worth a reduction of £4,000 off the cost of your tuition fees for each year of the course are available to new, full-time international undergraduate and postgraduate taught-degree students.

Selection Criteria: The strongest candidates will be those demonstrating a mixture of academic merit (including English language ability) and other merit or outstanding achievement in a particular field of activity.

Notification: Before that date, early applications will be processed and awards made at the end of February, April, and June 2014 and then the final awards will be made at the end of August. Decisions will be made by an awards committee coordinated by the International Office, Registry, and decisions about scholarship awards will be communicated to applicants approximately two weeks after those dates.

How to Apply:  For the 2014 academic year, please email internationalscholarships-at-brighton.ac.uk, with your applicant or UCAS number in the subject line, and university will send you a scholarship application pack. The application form can then be returned electronically to the same email address or sent by post to the address indicated on the scholarship application form. Please note application forms will not be sent to students who do not have an offer of a full-time place.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 July 2014.

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VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AT MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY IN AUSTRALIA, 2014

Macquarie University, Australia is offering full scholarships for international students. The scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree level at university. Students must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0 for postgraduate applications and minimum requirement of an ATAR equivalent of 92 out of 100 for undergraduate applications. The MUIS is available across most courses to cover a range of full international tuition fees for study on campus at North Ryde. 30 April  2014 is MUIS Application Deadline for Session 2, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided for studying any one of the courses (scholarships are not available for the following courses: Master of Business Administration, Master of Management, Master of Applied Finance, Master of Advanced Surgery, Master of Surgery, and Doctor of Physiotherapy) offered by the Macquarie University in Australia.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree level at Macquarie University in Australia.
Scholarship Provider: Macquarie University, Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: 

Applicants must:
-Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
-Have met the University’s academic and English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship (must hold a full offer of admission for North Ryde by the application deadline).
-Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0 for Postgraduate applications and minimum requirement of an ATAR equivalent of 92 out of 100 for Undergraduate applications.
Applicants are not eligible if:
-You are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency of Australia
-You are currently enrolled at Macquarie University for a program which is equivalent in level
-You have completed the same level or a higher level of study previously
-You are in receipt of another equivalent or major award or scholarship from Macquarie University
-You are a Study Abroad or an Exchange student coming to Macquarie University
-You are enrolled at Macquarie City Campus or SIBT
-You currently received full scholarship from Macquarie University you must wait at least one year after you complete your current degree to apply another full scholarship.

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

Scholarship Description: The Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is available across most courses to cover a range of full international tuition fees for study on campus at North Ryde in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree. The Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships do not provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airfares, accommodation, conferences or other costs associated with study. This scholarship is not available to students studying at Macquarie City Campus or the Sydney Institute of Business & Technology (SIBT).

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for the duration of the programs.

What does it cover? The Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is available across most courses to cover a range of full international tuition fees for study on campus at North Ryde in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Successful applicants will be notified in June 2014.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applicants must complete an online course application form. Online course application will enable you to select your course and upload scanned copies of the required documents.
-Once your course application has been processed, you will receive a Macquarie University Student Number which is compulsory to submit the online MUIS application form.
-Applicants must complete an online MUIS application form.
-Applicants must indicate on the MUIS application form which scholarship they are applying for: Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship Undergraduate and Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship Postgraduate
-Please note that applicants can only receive one scholarship-To apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship, applicants must nominate two referees to complete a Referee Report and applicants must also provide a ‘Statement of Purpose’ of approximately one page outlining their interest in the scholarship program and indicating how the academic qualification will benefit themselves and their community.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2014 is Course Application Deadline and 30 April  2014 is MUIS Application Deadline for Session 2, 2014.

·  Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarships (AGRS) in Australia, 2014

·  WA Regional Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students in Australia, 2014 

·  La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students in Australia, 2014 Innovative International Scholarships at Curtin University in Australia, 

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2014   ITTO FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, JAPAN

              International Tropical Timber Organization offers fellowship programme for international students in the field of tropical forestry, tropical timber industries and related disciplines. Fellowship programme is available for participation in international/regional conferences, short-term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours and post-graduate studies. The maximum amount for a fellowship is US$10,000. Approved Fellowships are non-transferable to other programmes or institutions. The application deadline is 21 February 2014.

Study Subject (s): Fellowship programme is provided in the field of tropical forestry, tropical timber industries and related disciplines.
Course Level: Fellowship programme is available for participation in international/regional conferences, short-term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours and post-graduate studies.
Scholarship Provider: International Tropical Timber Organization
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan

Eligibility: -Only nationals of ITTO Member countries are eligible to apply.
-Awards are to be made to individuals not to institutions.
-Previous ITTO Fellowship awardees are not eligible to apply for another ITTO Fellowship within two years of receiving the first award and submitting to the Secretariat a final report on the activity for which the award was made.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Only nationals of ITTO member countries (Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Côte D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Togo, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Albania, Australia, China, European Union, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland and United States of America) are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Description: ITTO offers fellowships through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines. The goal is to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and processing of tropical timber and better economic information about the international trade in tropical timber. To develop human resources and enhance professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry, tropical timber industries and related disciplines, with a view to promoting sustainable management of tropical forests, efficient utilization and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information on the international trade in tropical timber.

Number of award(s): ITTO Fellowship Programme encourages capacity development of women foresters, and has supported 340 women to undertake fellowship activities.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? The maximum amount for a fellowship is US$10,000. ITTO Fellowships provides tuition/training/conference fees, transportation fees, daily subsistence allowance, book allowance and other allowances. For post-graduate studies, only a partial tuition fee or a small research grant can be provided. Approved Fellowships are non-transferable to other programmes or institutions.

Selection Criteria: Fellowship applications will be assessed against the following selection criteria (in no priority order):
-Consistency of the proposed activity with the Programme’s objective and priority areas;
-Qualifications of the applicant to undertake the proposed Fellowship activity;
-The potential of the skills and knowledge acquired or advanced under the fellowship activity to lead to wider applications and benefits nationally and internationally;
-Reasonableness of costs in relation to the proposed Fellowship activity.
Additional consideration will be given to:
-Geographical and gender balance;
-Balance among the ITTO priority areas;
-Competency in the language in which the training will be given, where applicable (e.g. courses, conferences, study tours).
The ITTO Fellowships are awarded mainly to nationals of developing countries. However, ITTO may award Fellowships to nationals of consumer developed countries when: (a) the activities for which the awards are made are carried out in Producer Member countries and the activities tend to benefit Producer Member countries; and/or (b) there is evidence of technology transfer for activities to be carried out in developed countries.

Notification: Successful applicants will be notified in the beginning of June 2014. 

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Scholarships in Agriculture 

        Agriculture is no longer considered as practiced by the farmers, instead it has become highly technical, sophisticated and automated and as a result, very profitable too. in depth analysis of this course (before discarding it) will tell that one can have the option to pursue wide range of career options in agriculture besides farming (if farming doesn’t interest some). Agriculture is also called farming or husbandry is the art and production of cultivating soil, raising the domesticated animal that is livestock and producing crops.

The major degree programmes in agriculture field are veterinary science, agricultural engineering, forestry, home science, dairy technology, fisheries, sericulture, marketing, banking and co-operation, horticulture and food science. There are numerous career prospects like Agricultural Research, Agri – Business, Farming, Conservation, Agricultural Engineering, Poultry farming, Plant Pathology, Aquaculture, Environmental Engineering, Food and dairy Technology. It’s a huge business with numerous and countless career options, some need degrees and for some you can take on the job training. Whether, you decide to study this course or do an internship straightaway on a farm, interest, willingness to learn and work is must.

Below are the scholarships for agriculture students who wish to pursue their career in agriculture. There are prominent scholarships which are offered by the government of Fiji, Australia and US. These agriculture scholarships are available for both international and local students .

Scholarship Program: The Earle F. and Clara L. Low Scholarship in Agriculture
Employer: University of Central Missouri Foundation
Level of Study:
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: USA
Scholarship Description: This scholarship is named in honor of Earle F. Low, who served for twenty-eight years as a faculty member and chair of the Department of Agriculture at Central Missouri State University. During his tenure he served on numerous state and national committees for the advancement of agriculture education. In addition, he sponsored the CMSU collegiate 4-H Club for many years and was actively involved in many student organizations.
Scholarship Website: http://www.ucmo.edu/agriculture/documents/EarleandClaraLowScholarshipinAgricultureApplication.pdf

Scholarship Program: The Department of Agricultural Economics Master in Agribusiness Scholarship
Employer: Kansas State University
Level of Study: Master
Subjects: Agribusiness
Country: USA
Scholarship Description: The purpose of this scholarship is to improve leadership and management education within the agribusiness industry by encouraging current and potential leaders who without additional financial assistance may not be able to enroll in K-State’s Master in Agribusiness (MAB) distance education program.
Scholarship Website: http://www.mab.ksu.edu/Admission/Dept%20of%20Ag%20Econ%20Scholarship. PDF

Scholarship Program: Agricultural and Extension Education Scholarship
Employer: Virginia Tech
Level of Study: Graduate or undergraduate
Subjects: Agricultural and Extension
Country: USA
Scholarship Description: The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at Virginia Tech offers several opportunities for students in the department to receive scholarships. The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education has access to a general scholarship fund to support undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the department’s academic programs.
Scholarship Website: http://www.aee.vt.edu/student-info/graduate/scholarships.pdf

Scholarship Program: Agriculture Scholarship at Ellsworth Community College
Employer: Ellsworth Community College
Level of Study: Enroll fulltime in one of the career education programs
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: USA
Scholarship Description: Ellsworth Community College is offering 3 – $5,000 Commitment to Agriculture scholarships. This scholarship is designed for students that desire a career in production agriculture or other entrepreneurial-agriculture careers. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full time in one of the following Ellsworth career education programs: Agriculture, Agribusiness, Animal Science, Farm Management, Precision Agriculture, or Renewable Energy.
Scholarship Website: http://www.iavalley.edu/ecc/financial_aid/images/commitment_to_agriculture.pdf

Scholarship Program: Agriculture Scholarship Program
Employer: Monsanto Company
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: USA
Scholarship Description: Open to high school seniors across the U.S, the scholarship program awards one-time gifts of $1500 to 100 students annually. To qualify, a high school senior from a farm family must have an above-average academic record and plan to enroll as a full-time student in an agriculture-related academic major at an accredited school.
Scholarship Website: http://dmedia.ucsc.edu/~bsharris/film%20170a/proj3/monsanto/monsanto/layout/our_pledge/commitmenttoyouth/scholarship/default.html

Scholarship Program: PhD scholarship in Agriculture
Employer: Australian Government
Level of Study: PhD
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Australia
Scholarship Description: The Australian Government is offering 20 PhD-level Australia Awards (Scholarships) to candidates from eligible African countries for agriculture-related studies commencing in Australia in 2013. The scholarships are for study in Australia at an Australian university; however it is preferred that any field research is undertaken primarily in Africa.
Scholarship Website: http://www.adsafrica.com.au/documents/PhDInfo.pdf

Scholarship Program: OSGA Academic Scholarship for Agriculture
Employer: Oregon Sheep Growers Association
Level of Study: Graduate
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: USA
Scholarship Description: In an effort to promote Oregon’s sheep industry and provide educational opportunities for students majoring in agriculture-related fields of study, the Oregon Sheep Growers Association annually presents a scholarship award of up to $1,000.00 to qualified students. The award is intended to assist with direct educational expenses, such as tuition, books or academic fees.
Scholarship Website: http://www.sheeporegon.com/_fileCabinet/ScholarshipApp.pdf

Scholarship Program: Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture
Employer: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
Level of Study: Graduate scholarship (MS and PhD)
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Philippines
Scholarship Description: Applicants may submit their applications to their countries’ respective Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Environment and Natural Resources, or Rural Development. The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years old.
Scholarship Website: http://www.ctu.edu.vn/departments/inter-coo/Nam2009/HocBongSEARCA2010-2011.pdf

Scholarship Program: Bert Campbell Memorial Scholarship in Agriculture
Employer: Agricultural Contractors of Tasmania
Level of Study: Enrolled in agriculture
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Australia
Scholarship Description: This scholarship has been provided by the Agricultural Contractors of Tasmania to honour the memory of Bert Campbell, who was a pioneer in harvesting, cereal production and the poppy industry. It is offered to support the development of young people in the Tasmanian agricultural sector, particularly in the area of harvesting and cereal production. Amount is $2000 for one year.
Scholarship Website: http://www.media.utas.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/251291/Ag-Fest-Scholarships-release-May-2012.pdf

Scholarship Program: Ministry of agriculture Scholarship
Employer: Department of Agriculture, Fiji
Level of Study: undergraduate
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Fiji
Scholarship Description: To influence market forces through vibrant and sustainable agriculture activity that reduces poverty, reduces the risk of food insecurity and increases the contribution to GDP. This Department has national responsibility for the enhancement of food production and income security through agricultural sector growth.
Scholarship Website: http://www.agriculture.org.fj/_resources/main/files/DEPARTMENT%20OF%20AGRICULTURE%20SCHOLARSHIP%20APPLICATION%20FORMS.pdf

Scholarship Program: USAID Women’s Leadership Program in Agriculture
Employer: USAID
Level of Study: Research
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Armenia, Paraguay, Rwanda and South Sudan
Scholarship Description: HED will only consider applications from regionally accredited, degree granting, U.S. higher education institutions (two- and four-year colleges and universities). U.S. colleges and universities may apply individually or in partnership with other institutions.
Scholarship Website: http://www.hedprogram.org/funding/rfa/archive/WLP-RwandaAg2012.cfm

Scholarship Program: Agricultural Youth Scholarships, USA
Employer: Family Farm Bureau
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: USA
Scholarship Description: A District level competition will be held. Scoring will determine the County winners as well as the District winner. The judging event may necessitate a personal interview and essay presentation or may be based solely upon the application and attachments.
Scholarship Website: http://www.nyfb.org/img/document_files/2012%20Scholarship%20Poster.pdf

Scholarship Program: Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program,USA
Employer: The Philippine-American Educational Foundation
Level of Study: Research
Subjects: Agriculture and all its subfields
Country: USA
Scholarship Description: The goal of the Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) is to modernize the agriculture and fisheries sectors of the Philippines by developing their human resources base through bilateral educational exchanges between the Philippines and the United States.
Scholarship Website: http://www.fulbright.org.ph/

Scholarship Program: The ACAS/ Coca-Cola Agriculture Scholarships, Australia
Employer: Australian Council of Agricultural Societies (ACAS) and Coca-Cola Amatil
Level of Study: Any program
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Australia
Scholarship Description: The Australian Council of Agricultural Societies (ACAS) works to assist agricultural societies to achieve more successful operation by increasing entries and attendance at their annual show. ACAS is the peak body of the agricultural show movement and represents the agriculture industry sector to the Australian government. There are more than six hundred agricultural show societies across Australia and they comprise the longest continuously operating institution in the Country.
Scholarship Website: http://www.acas.asn.au/grant.htm

Scholarship Program: The Rural Finance Ian Morton Memorial Scholarship in Agriculture
Employer:
Level of Study:
Postgraduate
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Australia
Scholarship Description: The Rural Finance Ian Morton Memorial Scholarship offers payments of up to $6,000 per annum to one recipient for a maximum two year period, completing postgraduate studies. Rural Finance is committed to the future of regional Victoria and is pleased to support this program which encourages the education and skill development of those who will shape the future of agriculture in Victoria.
Scholarship Website: http://www.ruralfinance.com.au/context/Library/image.aspx?assetid=RDM40942.5580007639&versionno=1

Scholarship Program: Royal Agricultural Society Foundation, Rural Scholarships, Australia
Employer: The Royal Agricultural Society (NSW) Foundation (RASF)
Level of Study: College, TAFE or University
Subjects: Any
Country: Australia
Scholarship Description: Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural issues and whose studies will add value to rural communities. Several scholarships to the value of $5,000 for full-time study or up to $1,500 for part-time study are available.
Scholarship Website: http://www.rasnsw.com.au/829.htm
Scholarship Program: Small Grants Research Programme in Agriculture, Africa
Employer: FAC
Level of Study: Research
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Africa
Scholarship Description: The Future Agriculture Consortium, through its Young People and Agri-Food theme, seeks to address three constraints to more appropriate policy in relation to the “young people and agriculture” problem in Africa: A lack of analysis that is theoretically and historically informed, conceptually sound and context sensitive.
Scholarship Website: http://www.future-agricultures.org/youth-n-agriculture/7702-young-people-and-agri-food-small-grant-competition-2012-2013

Scholarship Program: Australian Government Scholarships (ADS) – Masters and PhD Scholarship in Agriculture for African Countries, Australia
Employer: Australian Government
Level of Study: Masters and PhD
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Australia
Scholarship Description: The Australian Government is offering 20 PhD-level Australia Awards (Scholarships) to candidates from eligible African countries for agriculture-related studies commencing in Australia in 2013. The scholarships are for study in Australia at an Australian university however it is preferred that any field research is undertaken primarily in Africa.
Scholarship Website: http://www.adsafrica.com.au/countryAgriculture.php#

Scholarship Program: Tullow Oil Group Scholarship for Masters Students at Universities in UK
Employer: British Council and Tullow Oil Group
Level of Study: Masters
Subjects: Geosciences, Engineering, Agriculture and Agro-based courses, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Marine Sciences, Logistics and Supply Chain, Law, Business
Country: UK
Scholarship Description: The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. We work to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant grounds. The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around these countries’ oil and gas industries.
Scholarship Website: http://tullowgroupscholarshipscheme.org/

Scholarship Program: John Allwright Fellowship in Agriculture from Developing Countries, Australia
Employer: ACIAR
Level of Study: Postgraduate Fellowship
Subjects: Agriculture
Country: Australia
Scholarship Description: The ACIAR Fellowships Scheme was introduced in 1986 to provide the opportunity for partner country scientists involved in ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions.ostgraduate studies undertaken by each awardee are based on the research work being carried out under the collaborative research project in which the awardee is engaged prior to taking up the award.
Scholarship Website: http://aciar.gov.au/training/jaf

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE PHD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN UK, 2014

The Imperial College is offering PhD scholarships in UK. Candidates with Master’s qualifications should have achieved a distinction, or be able to provide evidence of high performance. They should also hold a first class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent. International students can apply for these scholarships. The Scheme aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential, the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor. Successful candidates will receive funding for fees and a stipend of £20,200 per annum for up to 3.5 years.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the Imperial College in UK.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at The Imperial College in UK.
Scholarship Provider: The Imperial College, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK   

Eligibility: -Applications are accepted from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality.
-Candidates must be among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK degree or equivalent.
-Candidates with Master’s qualifications should have achieved a distinction, or be able to provide evidence of high performance. They should also hold a first class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent.
-Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria.
-Prior to applying candidates must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise their research project. Please note that supervisors are only permitted to supervise one scholar at any time. Please review this list of existing supervisors who are not available to supervise a student on this scholarship scheme.

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

Scholarship Description: The Imperial College PhD Scholarship Scheme offers an outstanding opportunity for potential PhD students. If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student, and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London. The Scheme aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Number of award(s): The Scheme aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for up to 3.5 years.

What does it cover? -Successful candidates will receive funding for fees and a stipend of £20,200 per annum for up to 3.5 years.
-Scholars will have access to a programme of career development and cohort activities delivered by a combination of their host department and the Graduate School.
-Support will be available to allow a high degree of interaction with other researchers (at other HEIs in the UK and abroad) and research users.  This will provide valuable opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed by a two stage process:
-Candidates meeting or predicted to meet the eligibility requirements will be reviewed by the Department to which they have applied. Departments will select a shortlist of the very best candidates to present to the Imperial College Selection Panel for consideration.
-The final decision will be made by the Imperial College Selection Panel. The members of the panel are the Vice-Provost (Research) and the Faculty Vice-Deans for Research. The Panel will consider shortlisted candidates from all Faculties. Scholarships will be awarded to the candidates who show the most potential.

Notification: -Applicants who apply before 3 February and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 1 April.
-Applicants who apply before 28th April and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 1st July.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadlines are 3rd February and 28th April 2014.

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ITALY PHD SCHOLARSHIPS

International PhD/Postdoctoral Positions for Nano2Fun ITN Project in Italy, 2013/14

European Commission through FP7-Marie Curie Actions is funding Nano2Fun ITN Project. This project has 12 PhD Positions (Early Stage Reasercher –ESR).. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

Roberto Rocca Education Program Scholarships in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2014

Roberto Rocca Education Program is offering scholarships in Engineering and the Applied Sciences. The scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Predoctoral Fellowships and International PhD Programme, 2014

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) of the Open University is offering predoctoral fellowships and the International PhD programme in.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

PhD Scholarship in Standards for Validation of Geophysical Remote Sensing Products, Italy

Institute for Environment and Sustainability at Joint Research Centre of European Commission is offering PhD scholarship Climate Risk Management Unit of the European Commission’s DG Joint Research Centre. Spoken and.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

International Fellowships for PhD Positions at Scuola Normale Superiore in Italy, 2013/14

Scuola Normale Superiore is offering international fellowships for 25 PhD positions in Italy. Fellowships are offered for the duration of three years.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

PhD Scholarships in Political Science for International Students at Italy, 2013/14

The Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, the “Alma Mater Studiorum” – University of Bologna, the University of Siena and the.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

International PhD Fellowships at Zoological Station Anton Dohrn of Naples in Italy, 2013/14

Zoological Station Anton Dohrn of Naples is offering four PhD fellowships to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences. The Zoological Station.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

15 Doctoral Fellowships for Foreign Students at University of Padua in Italy, 2013/14

University of Padua is inviting applications for 15 doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2013/2014. The duration of the doctoral courses.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

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ICTP-IAEA Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP) Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2013

IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation through the IAEA Technical Cooperation Fund is offering fellowships for developing countries. These fellowships are.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development, 2013/14

Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is offering fellowships programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

Call for Pre-Application: DEFAP PhD Program in Economics in Italy, 2013

The Graduate School DEFAP of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and University of Milan Bicocca are offering three years PhD Program starting.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

PhD Scholarships in School of Social Sciences at University of Trento in Italy, 2013/14

University of Trento, School of Social Sciences is offering 23 PhD Scholarship in Italy. EU and non EU students are eligible.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

EMBL PhD Programme for International Applicants, 2013

European Molecular Biology Laboratory invites applications for the Spring Recruitment 2014. EMBL International PhD Programme is open to applicants of all nationalities.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

2013 PhD Scholarships for International Students at IMT Institute in Italy

2013 PhD Scholarships for international students at IMT Institute in Italy. Applications are open to candidates without regard to nationality,.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

PhD Scholarship at University of Lecce in Italy, 2013

The PhD School of Information Engineering at the Università del Salento (University of Lecce), Lecce, Italy, offers PhD scholarships on.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail] 

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CAMPAIGN MASTER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INDIAN STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM IN UK, 2014

University of Nottingham and British Council’s GREAT Campaign are offering Master Scholarships for Indian students. 5 scholarships of 50% towards tuition fees are offered. Applicants must already hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme at Nottingham in September 2014, on one of the selected courses. 23rd May 2014 is the application deadline.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided for MSc Entrepreneurship, MBA Entrepreneurship, MSc Economics and International Economics, LLM International Law and Development, MSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc Food Production Management and MSc Advanced Computing Science at University of Nottingham.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing Master degree level at University of Nottingham in UK.
Scholarship Provider: University of Nottingham, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants can apply for this scholarship if they:
-are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) India and
-are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and
-are not currently studying at a University of Nottingham campus or are not a University of Nottingham graduate and
-already hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme at Nottingham in September 2014, on one of the courses.

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

Scholarship Description: The University of Nottingham is proud to work in partnership with the British Council’s GREAT Campaign by offering scholarships to students from India. Application for admission to study at Nottingham must be received at least six weeks before the scholarship closing date to allow time for our Admissions office to process the application and confirm your offer, before you can apply for the scholarship. Any application for admission to study submitted later than six weeks before the scholarship closing date is not guaranteed to be processed in time.

Number of award(s): 5 scholarships will be offered.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships will be offered towards the tuition fees.

What does it cover? The scholarships will provide 50% towards tuition fees.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Applicants will be notified within 6 weeks of the closing date.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 23rd May 2014.


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BEIJING GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2014

   Applications are invited for Beijing government scholarships from international students studying or applying for studying in Beijing. Duration differs with respect to the subjects chosen. It takes around 4 to 5 years for undergraduates, 2 to 3 years for Masters degree candidates and 3 years for PhD degree candidates. The duration varies for Chinese language students, general scholar candidates and senior scholar candidates. An applicant receives financial support from other Chinese government scholarship programs or organizations/agencies would not be eligible for the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship.

Application Deadline:  Students must notice that applications with application materials should be handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February.
Study Subject(s): Courses offered in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing higher education in the Beijing region (bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degree, senior training or long-term language program).
Scholarship Provider: Beijing Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Beijing (China)

Eligibility: 
1.Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in good health.
2.Educational background and age limit
2.1) Applicants for undergraduate studies in Beijing must have completed senior high school with good grades and be under 30-years-old. Applicants for Masters degree studies in Beijing must have Bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35. Applicants for Doctoral degree studies in Beijing must have Master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
2.2) Applicants for advanced studies must have an undergraduate degree or be in the second year of a university course and be under the age of 50. Applicants for long-term language study must have a high school diploma and be under the age of 60.
2.3) Visiting scholar candidates in Beijing must have a Masters or higher degree or hold academic titles of associate professor or higher, and be under the age of 50.
3.Requirement for the applicant’s language proficiency is based on requirements of the academic programs and determined by the individual higher learning institution.
4.An applicant receives financial support from other Chinese government scholarship programs or organizations/agencies would not be eligible for the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students

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

Scholarship Description:  Beijing Government Scholarship: The Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS) was established  by Beijing Municipal Government, aiming to provide tuition fees fully or partially to the international students studying or applying for studying in Beijing. Its administrative office is the International Cooperation and Exchange Office of Beijing Municipal Commission of Educations, which is in charge of project establishment, review, acceptance and daily management of the Beijing Government Scholarship Program. The international students applying for the Beijing Government Scholarships shall normally submit relevant materials to the universities in Beijing that he/she hope to apply by the end of February every year.
For specific application means, you can consult the government departments and relevant institutions responsible for dispatching students abroad in your country, Chinese embassies or consulates; you can also visit the Web of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education to inquiry; or directly apply to the universities qualified to issue such scholarship in Beijing.
Duration differs with respect to the subjects chosen. Generally speaking, it takes 4 to 5 years for undergraduates, 2 to 3 years for Masters degree candidates, and 3 years for PhD degree candidates. The duration varies for Chinese language students, general scholar candidates, and senior scholar candidates.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s): 
1.Applicants for Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: Duration of scholarship should be under 4 years.
2.Applicants for Chinese language training or relevant advanced studies in Chinese universities and colleges in the Beijing region: Duration of scholarship should be under one year.
3.Scholars and international students for specialized training in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: Duration of scholarship should be under one year.
4.Exchange students or students with outstanding contributions to international education in Beijing: Duration of scholarship should be under one year.

What does it cover?  The Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students only covers tuition fees. According to the applicants’ status, allowance for scholarship students can be classified into 5 types:
1) 40,000 RMB/year for a Doctoral degree
2) 30,000 RMB/year for a Masters degree
3) 20,000 RMB/year/ for a Bachelor degree
4) 10,000 RMB/year for senior training or long-term language program
5) 5,000 RMB/year for Exchange students or students with outstanding contributions to international education in Beijing.

Application procedures, timing and documents
1) Applicants must submit documents to the Chinese government office in charge of sending international students to China, relevant offices in the applicants’ home country, or the Chinese diplomatic missions or embassies in the applicants’ home country.
2) Applicants may register via the web with the Beijing Education Commission 
3) Applicants may submit documents to Chinese institutions in Beijing directly.

Application timing.
All application materials should be handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February.
Application documents (completed in English or Chinese) Applicants must fill in and provide the following documents correctly.
1) Application Form for Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship (can be collected from the institutions in Beijing or downloaded from the school’s website)
2) The highest diploma and transcripts (notarized photocopy).
3) Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by the Chinese quarantine authority and only for those whose period of study in China is six months or greater).
4) Applicants for Degree study or specialized research should submit a study plan (no more than 400 words) or a research plan (no more than 800 words).
5) Applicants for music and fine arts are requested to submit personal works.
6) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
7) Whether applicants are admitted or not, the documents will not be returned.

Selection of Institutions and Specialties
Applicants may choose institutions and specialties from Chinese institutions of higher education in the Beijing region. Please check details or submit application forms to institutions directly.

Approvals and Notification
1)Institutions of higher education in Beijing will review all application materials of qualified applicants for the scholarship will be forwarded to the Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students to make a further review.
2)Institutions will send the Scholarship Letter, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China to applicants who will be confirmed as Scholarship students three months before the opening of the new academic year.
3)The application will be seen as invalid and will not be pro
cessed if applicants are not qualified or application materials are inconsistent with recruitment regulations or are incomplete.

4)Each year, schools will review academic performance of each scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipient would disqualify if they violate Chinese laws, disobey school rules or guidelines of the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students.
After students finish studying, institutions will conduct a comprehensive review on each student, and send a report to the Leadership Group for Establishing the Scholarship Program for International Students and put it on record.

Visa Applications and Registrations in China
Visa Application
Students under the Beijing Government Scholarship Program should apply for a visa to study in China at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General with original documents and one set of photocopies of the Admission Notice, Visa Application for Study in China and Physical Examination Form for Foreigners, and a valid passport. Scholarship students who are going to stay in the country for more than 6 months must apply for an “X” visa, while those who will stay less than 6 months will need to apply for an “F” visa. Scholarship students must enter the country with original copies of above documents. A person coming to China with other types of passports visas or without original documents cannot register with the institution.

Registration
International students must arrive at and regist
er in the institution at the time specified in the Admission Notice. If the rate of the scholarship cannot meet the tuition fees, students must pay the difference. Those unable to register before the specified time must ask for permission from the institution directly. Those who fail to register without the prior consent of the institution will be considered as voluntarily giving up their enrollment, and the scholarship will be withdrawn. Those who arrive in Beijing before the scholarship program begins shall bear all expenses incurred.

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GRANTS FOR SINGLE MOTHERSGRANTS FOR SINGLE MOTHERS

           Returning to school for achieving further education is a challenge for single working mothers and parents. Upgraded education will certainly prove to be beneficial in excelling in their career as well as personal upgradation, which was so far unable due to financial constraints. Contribution of various scholarships and grants which made possible for Mothers to pursue their dream of higher education is quite appreciable. There are different types of scholarships available to these moms as awards intended for women who are victims of spousal abuse, single moms living in poverty, mothers from specific regions of the country etc.
          Government is the largest funder for scholarship programs for working mothers and single parents. There are many reliable and achievable college scholarships and grant programs for single mother funded by private institutions, colleges and universities to afford college education. It is very difficult for working mothers to manage their studies with work and home as they have to fulfill all the responsibilities of the both the parents. The list given below provides the information about the scholarships and grants for single mothers offered by different organizations and universities to help them financially.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation:
The foundation is funding grants for single mothers who are 35 or who is a permanent resident of the USA. Women applicants must be enrolled or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited school. Women applicants must be pursuing a four-year technical degree or vocational education, an associate’s degre
e. It is the policy of JRF to grant award without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, or disability. The deadline to apply for a scholarship for 2014-15 school year is March 1, 2014.

NSS Single Parent Scholarship: 
There are various scholarships offered by NSS at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Awards vary from $500 to $2000 and are available to admitted and currently enrolled UW-Eau Claire students. Applicants must be custodial single parents with dependent children. They must also be in good academic standing, have the potential for academic success, and demonstrate financial need. The deadline for submission is April 21, 2014.
Scholarship4moms:
$10,000 grants for single mothers who want to complete their education, but don’t have the time, money to further continue their education are awarded. If you’re a new mom, single mom or working mothers this scholarship helps you in completing your degree. With a $10,000 scholarship from Scholarships4Moms, you need to register at scholarship4momsto follow your dreams for higher education. Deadline for registration is December 13, 2013.
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship
Candidates must be a resident of Lonoke County, Arkansas, to apply for Open Scholarship Opportunities. Applicants who are single head of household (single, legally separated, divorced, widowed) with primary physical custody of a child under the age of eighteen (18) can apply for the scholarship. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2013.
Southern California Mothers of Twins Clubs
Southern California Mothers of Twins Clubs is inviting applications for mothers of California (south). Applicants or their immediate family may not currently be affiliated with any SCMOTC member club. She should be a senior in high school with plans to attend college, university, trade or vocational school and currently attending a college, university, trade or vocational school. Application must be postmarked by February 1, 2014.
Enrollment Scholarships:
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is offering
 grants for single mothers in USA. Annual Loan Amounts $3,000. This scholarship is available for students enrolled in either the Associate of Arts in Business Administration or in any of the twelve Business Administration curricula within the Associate of Applied Sciences’ Business Technologies program. The deadline to submit is December 9, 2013.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation:
In 2013 year, the foundation have offered five grants for single mothers up to $3000 each to support low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. These education support awards will be used towards direct school expenses or for living expenses. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be mother with minor children and pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate’s degree, a first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree during the 2013-2014 academic year. Applications will be available in spring 2014 for the year 2014-15.
Single Parent Scholarship by Kaplan University
Kaplan University has established the Kaplan University Single-Parent Scholarship for new students enrolling graduate and undergraduate degree program. An undergraduate student must take a minimum of 2 courses per term and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5; graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.The graduate scholarship is available for a limited time, for students starting school between October 31, 2013, and April 1, 2014.
Women’s Opportunity Awards:
It is another grants for single mothers which provides financial support for her dependents (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents). Applicants must demonstrate financial need and enrolled in or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Applicants must be motivated to achieve their educational and career goals. Applicants must be resident of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries or territories. Applications are due each year by December 1.

Single Parent Scholarship:
Capture the Dream, Inc. offers grants for single mothers who are graduating high school seniors and college undergraduate students and who will be enrolled at accredited two- or four year institutions in the fall term. Applicants must be California resident and must be from a low-income household. Selected candidate will receive $1,000 scholarship. July 15, 2013 is the closing date for applying the scholarship.
Single-Parent Scholarship:
SR Education Group is awarding need based grants for single mothers and fathers attending college worth of $2000. Applicants must answer the answer three open-ended, personal and thought-provoking questions. According to the  judges whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling and well-written will be considered finalists. Applications will close on 30th June 2013.
Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP):
For school graduates who wish to apply for this grants for single mothers must be a woman applicant and who is a direct survivor of intimate partner abuse. The scholarship is granted to assist women who have been parted from an abusive partner for at least of one year or more than five years may also apply. Financial aid is available to full and part time students who are enrolled in state supported community and private colleges, universities, technical/vocational schools, and profit schools. Requests for assistance are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Dorothy Riess Scholarship:
This scholarship is awarded to single mothers for pursing an undergraduate degree at the University of Toledo. Preference will be given to active participants of Mom’s House, Toledo, Ohio. The scholarship recipients must not involve with Mom’s House will be given priority. Applicants must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.2 and demonstrated financial need. USA citizen residing in Lucas County and its contiguous counties will be considered for these grants for single mothers. 1st April is application deadline.

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GERMANY SCHOLARSHIPS

Germany is considered one of the lucrative countries for education. Studying in Germany is quite reasonable and affordable for students from all over the world. Many German and international universities and colleges provide scholarships for local and overseas students. Most universities and technical colleges are government aided and little cost is borne by the students. Here is the compact listing that will provide you the information for the availability of scholarships.
2014 Museum Studies Distance Learning Scholarships at University of Leicester in UK, 2014
University of Leicester, the School of Museum Studies is offering distance learning schola
rships for UK/EU and international students. Scholarships are provided.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

MBA European Visionary Scholarship at University of Stirling in UK, 2014
University of Stirling offers MBA scholarship for EU students in UK. Students must hold or expect to obtain an offer or an unconditional.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
GIGA Fellowships for German Doctoral Students, 2014
German Institute of Global and Area Studies is inviting applications for doctoral fellowships from April 2014 onwards at one of GIGA’s regional institutes.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
International Business Scholarships at University of Birmingham in UK, 2014
University of Birmingham is providing business scholarships for EU/UK and overseas students. The scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate degree level. The.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
GPTS Doctoral Scholarships for European and Asian Students in Germany, 2014
University of Heidelberg under Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies is offering doctoral scholarships to European and Asian students. Applicants must hold an MA.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

PhD Scholarships for UK/EU and International Students in UK, 2014
University of Hull is offering PhD scholarships for UK/EU and international students. Scholarships are provided in areas within the research themes and.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
PhD Studentship in Health Improvement at Cardiff University in UK, 2014
Applications are invited for a prestigious full-time PhD Studentship, to be based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
Cardiff School of Medicine PhD Studentships in UK, 2014
Cardiff University is offering two 4-year PhD studentships in the Institute of Infection and Immunity, Cardiff School of Medicine, starting.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
Engineering MSc Scholarships for UK/EU Students at Swansea University in UK, 2014/15
Swansea University is offering Engineering MSc scholarships for students embarking on an MSc course in September 2014. Scholarships are available only.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
Nottingham MBA Early Bird Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2014/15
Nottingham University Business School offers a range of MBA scholarships for British, European and international students. Scholarships cover up to.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
SOAS Research Scholarships for UK/EU and Overseas Students in UK, 2014
SOAS, University of London offers research scholarships for UK/EU and overseas students. Four scholarships for the Faculty of Arts and.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

ZEF Doctoral Scholarship for Analyzing the Dynamics of Macronutrient Cycles, 2014
Center for Development Research, University of Bonn is offering three years PhD scholarship for research on analyzing the dynamics of.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, 2014/16
The Mundus Journalism Consortium is offering a limited number of masters scholarship for both EU and non-EU students. Students who.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
Graduate School Scholarships (GSS) for UK/EU and International Students at University of Bath in UK, 2014
University of Bath offers graduate scholarships to pursue doctoral degree within the Faculty of Engineering & Design department. The scholarships are.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]
PhD Scholarship for International Students at University of Sussex in UK, 2014
University of Sussex is offering PhD scholarship for Europe (Non-UK) and international (Non-UK/EU) students. Scholarship is awarded for research on Econometric.. [Read Full Scholarship Detail]

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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2014

·         MITx School Online Course: Global Warming Science

·         Online Course on Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
In the age of globalization, an intimate understanding of a foreign culture is both a valuable academic asset and an enriching personal experience. Scholarships and grants help in economic empowerment of low- to moderate-income people in achieving higher education at home and abroad. Students mostly choose international perspective to upgrade their education level. This page is a portal of scholarships for all the students who want to pursue their degree courses abroad.
LLM Scholarships for UK/EU and International Students in UK, 2014
The School of Law is inviting a total of twelve full LLM scholarships and two partial scholarships. Scholarships include 50 per cent of the overall tuition fee of Energy and Natural Resources Law and International Shipping Law program. UK/EU and international students can apply for the scholarships. Students must have an offer of study before applying for funding. The deadline for submission of the scholarships application is 31st January 2014.
LLM Law and Economics Partial Scholarships at Queen Mary University of London in UK, 2014
Scholarships are provided for master’s degree in Law and Economics programme at the Queen Mary University of London in UK. Outstanding Home/EU and overseas full time candidates are eligible to apply. Three partial scholarships are offered to study abroad. The last date for submitting applications is 6th June 2014.
MINERVA EU-Japan Fellowship Programme in Japan, 2014

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is offering EU-Japan fellowship programme for 6 months. The fellowship program is for EU and Japanese professionals worth 1700 EUR/month. It is designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues. The deadline for application for April–September 2014 slot is 15 January 2014.
Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence in UK, 2014
Nottingham University is funding 30 full tuition fee scholarships for Research Excellence for non-UK students. Scholarships are available to study abroad for pursuing research degree programme, PhD or MPhil for the duration of the course. Each scholarship is including an additional £8,400 stipend per annum. The application deadline is 9 May 2014.
University Prize PhD Scholarships for Overseas Students at University of Sheffield in UK, 2014
University of Sheffield is offering a small number of University Prize Scholarships for new PhD students starting in 2014-15. Applicants should have or expect to achieve a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent. Study abroad scholarships cover full tuition fees and an annual tax-free maintenance stipend of £20,000 as well as a Research Training Support Grant of £2,500 per year for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipments. The application deadline is 3rd February 2014. Late applications will not be accepted in any circumstances.
Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarships for UK/EU and Overseas Students in UK, 2014/15
University of Edinburgh is offering a number of study abroad scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2014-2015 academic session. Each scholarship covers the UK/EU rate of tuition fee as well as a stipend of £14,000. The scholarships are awarded for three years. Last date of application is 3rd February 2014.
BOF-SF Fellowships for Senior Researchers and Doctoral Students in Belgium, 2014

Catholic University Leuven is funding fellowships for senior researchers in Belgium. Fellowships are provided to study abroad for one year in applicant’s research areas for pursuing research program. Candidates must have obtained a doctorate from a university other than KU Leuven and must preferably have an international profile. Last date of accepting information is March 27, 2014.
Hoover Fellowships for International Scholars at UCL in Belgium, 2014/15
Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics is offering fellowships for scholars from outside Belgium, who hold a doctorate or possess equivalent qualifications and are active in the field of economic or social ethics. Scholars will be entitled to a contribution to their housing costs of up to EUR 300 per month for duration of up to four months. The application deadline is 28 February 2014.
ULG Research Grant for Foreign Doctoral Students in Belgium, 2014
Research grants are available for those foreign doctoral students who are already enrolled for a doctorate in a university abroad or for those who will prepare their doctoral project by University of De Liege. The grant will cover monthly allowance of €625 or €1.200, flat rate for round trip from the country the parent institution to Belgium. These are awarded for maximum time period of12 months. The deadline of application is December 15, 2013.

Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship-IT4BI for EU and Non EU Students, 2014/16
Erasmus Mundus is offering study abroad scholarships, two years masters scholarship-IT4BI in the following universities: University of Brussels (ULB) in Belgium, University of Tours (UFRT) in France, Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) in France, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain and Technical University of Berlin (TUB) in Germany. Online application must be submitted by December 15th, 2013.
Global Exploration Fund-Northern Europe Research Grants, 2014
National Geographic Society offers these grants for pursuing research program. Grants must have hypothesis-based scientific research as a primary focus. Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees (PhD or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution. Grant amounts vary greatly; the average award is €20000. Application should be submitted till December 10, 2013.
PhD Research Position for UK/EU Applicants at Cranfield University in UK, 2013/14
Cranfield University is offering study abroad scholarships for PhD research position in measuring technologies for plastic electronic film evaluation and control. Studentship will cover the tuition fees and provide a bursary of up to £19,000 p.a for one year. Previous experience in metrology systems, motion systems and materials handling will be of value. Online application must be submitted by 15th December 2013.Best of Luck !!!
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TIPS FOR WRITING GRE ESSAYS — ANALYZE AN ARGUMENT

Following is a list of tips for the Analyze-an-Argument writing task — one of two you'll perform during the GRE Analytical Writing section. (The time limit for each writing task is 30 minutes.)

1.     Address the specific directive. Be sure to tailor your response to the specific directive (description of your analytic task). There are seven different Argument directives, and you'll respond to whichever one the test presents to you.

2.     Ferret out at least three major flaws in the argument. Built into each GRE Argument are at least three or four reasoning problems such as the following three (this list is by no means exhaustive):

·         Drawing an unfair analogy (ignoring relevant dissimilarities between two things when comparing them)

·         False cause (overlooking one or more alternative or contributing explanations for particular facts or events)

·         Generalizing from particulars (relying on a small number of particular cases — too small to reach a reliable general conclusion)

Regardless of the specific directive, your essential task is to recognize and address each such problem. Unless you do so, you're unlikely to attain a top score even if your essay is outstanding in other respects.

3.     Think in terms of underlying assumptions. Most deficiencies in GRE arguments have to do with certain unstated assumptions — conditions or facts assumed but not shown to be true — upon which the argument relies. Regardless of the specific directive, the key to analyzing any GRE argument is to recognize its unproven or unsubstantiated assumptions.

4.     Avoid relying on the terminology of formal logic. Latin terms such as ipso facto and post hoc may very well apply to the reasoning flaws in a GRE Argument. But you won't score extra points just for using these terms. So leave them out of your essay and describe the argument's problems in plain English.

5.     Devote no more than 4-5 sentences to each major point of critique. Budget your time to be sure that you cover every point rather than dwell on just one. As a rule of thumb, four or five sentences on any major point should suffice.

6.     Don't rehash the stated argument. It's perfectly acceptable, though entirely optional, to begin your response with a brief (one- or two-sentence) introduction indicating the argument's conclusion and describing the sorts of evidence the argument relies on. But avoid restating the entire argument. Your time is far better spent critiquing it according to the specific directive.

7.     A closing, summary paragraph is optional. If you have time to compose one, keep it brief: simply reiterate your main points in a few sentences.

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