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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

George Washington University Global Leaders Fellowship

Brief description:
The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master’s and doctoral) at the George Washington University who will return to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at the GW. The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries.
Host Institution(s):
George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
Field of study:
Masters and Doctoral programs under the following schools offered at Foggy Bottom campus :
  • • College of Professional Studies
  • • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • • Graduate School of Education and Human Development
  • • School of Business (Executive Education program is not eligible)
  • • School of Engineering and Applied Science
Number of Awards:
3
Target group:
Students from the following countries or regions:
  • • China (PRC)
  • • Cambodia
  • • Eastern Europe
  • • Laos
  • • Latin America
  • • The Caribbean
  • • Mongolia
  • • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • • U.S.S.R. Successor States
  • • Vietnam
Scholarship value/duration:
The award will cover up to 18 credit hours. The grantee is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses, and must provide certification of this support.
A Fellowship is renewable each year for a cumulative maximum of three years for Master’s candidates and up to five years for doctoral candidate.
Eligibility:
Students holding or intending to apply for an F-1 visa  and who are from the following countries or regions: China (PRC), Cambodia, Eastern Europe, Laos, Latin America, The Caribbean, Mongolia, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S.S.R. Successor States, Vietnam, are eligible to apply.
This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country. Please note that permanent residents, resident aliens and U.S. Citizens are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must have an F-1 (J-1 visa for Fulbright applicants only), no exceptions.
Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified incoming GW full-time graduate degree program seeking students who have gained admission to the University and whose program is on the main Foggy Bottom Campus.
As part of the admissions process, applicants must have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the internet based exam, or an IELTS overall band score of 7.5 (with no individual band below 6.0).
Application instructions:
Applications are currently closed.
Students need to apply for admission separately through the online process. No Fellowship applicants will be considered who have not completed the admissions application, including payment of their application fee.
Applicants must apply via the online submissions portal by the deadline, 5 February 2017, 12:00 PM (NOON) EST. Instructions on how to apply through the portal can be found here.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online submissions portal and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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UWE Millennium Development Scholarship for International Students

Brief description:
The University of the West of England, Bristol offers the Millennium Development Scholarship to international students who wish to help attain Millennium Development goals within their country by pursuing a Postgraduate Degree at the University.
Host Institution(s):
University of the West of England, UK
Level/Field of study:
Any Postgraduate Programme offered at the University except MBABPTCLPCGDLMSc Robotics, PhD‘s and continuing professional development courses
Number of Scholarships:
1 for September 2017 start
Target group:
Students classed as overseas for fees purposes
Scholarship value/duration:
Full tuition fees for one academic year
Eligibility:
To be eligible for the scholarship:
• Have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st in an undergraduate degree
• Hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
• Be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
• Be classed as overseas for fees purposes
• Not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
•  Provide official transcripts at the time of application
Applicants will need to provide information in their application detailing how the scholarship will help them to attain the Millennium Development goals within their country.
Application instructions:
You must have received an unconditional offer for a Master’s Programme at UWE in order to apply for this scholarship. Once admitted, scholarship applications can be made via a task in the Welcome website. Deadline is 30 April 2017 for September 2017 start.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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Related Scholarships: List of London Scholarships for International Students

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES)

Brief description:
The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) awards scholarships to exceptionally talented students from outside Europe to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.
Host Institution(s):
University of Amsterdam in Netherlands
Level/Field(s) of study:
Eligible English-Taught Masters Programme offered in the the following faculties:
Number of Scholarships:
Not specified
Target group:
Non-EU/EEA International Students
Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year for two-year Master’s programmes.
Eligibility:
Non-EU students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply. Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, ambition and the relevance of the selected Master’s programme to a student’s future career.
Application instructions:
Applications are currently closed.
Applications are made through the Admissions Offices of the Graduate Schools. You can find the specific eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application instructions on the Graduate School websites. Deadlines for the AES differ per Graduate School but is either 15 January 2017 or 1 February 2017 (this is earlier than the application deadline for most of the Master’s programmes).
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) and specific faculty websites (link found under fields of study) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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Swedish Institute Study Scholarships

Scholarship description:
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) are awarded to students from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the Autumn semester 2017.
Host Universities/Institutions:
Swedish Higher Education Institutions and Swedish Universities
Level/Field(s) of study:
Number of Scholarships:
An estimated 335 scholarships will be available.
Target group:
Students from SISS-eligible countries:
Category 1: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina-Faso, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Category 2: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran and Vietnam.
Category 3: Candidates with citizenships from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients other than the above mentioned and those countries included in other SI scholarship programmes
Special Initiative: South Africa and Syria
Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 9,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 15,000 (only for scholarship holders from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients). There are no additional grants for family members.
The scholarship covers the whole duration of the master’s programme (one or two academic years).
Eligibility:
Applicants must be from an eligible country and have at least 3,000 hours of experience from full-time/part-time employment, voluntary work, paid/unpaid internship, and/or position of trust. Applicants must display academic qualifications and leadership experience. In addition, applicants should show an ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a just and sustainable development in their country, in a long term perspective.
Read more about the eligibility criteria at the official website.
Application instructions:
Applications are currently closed.
To be considered for a scholarship you must complete your separate application to the master’s programme(s) before 16 January 2017 by using the national online application service universityadmissions.se. To be considered for a scholarship in the second step of the scholarship application, you must also pay your university admissions application fee before the deadline for receipt of the fee by 1 February 2017.
The application process consists of two steps. The first step will take place 1 December 2016 – 16 January 2017 through an online application form. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of January 2017 (preliminary date: 25 January 2017) and asked to submit a detailed application for the second step from 1 – 10 February 2017.
It is important to read the application procedure and visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme at UK Universities

    Brief description:
    Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID),  jointly supported by UK universities.
    Host Institutions:
    Participating UK Universities
    Level/Field(s) of Study:
    Eligible Master’s courses offered at participating UK universities listed at this link.
    The scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.
    Number of Scholarships:
    Around 200+ scholarships.
    Target group:
    Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries
    Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
    Each Scholarship provides approved tuition and examination fees, approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award, stipend, warm clothing allowance, study travel grant, and excess baggage allowance.
    The scholarships are usually tenable for one year only.
    Eligibility:
    To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidates must:
    •  Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
    •  Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (listed in the terms and conditions)
    • Be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
    • By August 2017, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
    • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
    • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK
    Application instructions:
    You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme. You must check with your UK university for their specific advice, admission requirements,  and rules for applying.
    You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 29 March 2017 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most are before 29 March 2017
    It is important to read the 2017 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Terms and Conditions and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
    Website:

    Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

    Brief description:
    The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.
    Host Institutions/Programs of study:
    JJWBGSP offers scholarships for over 200 Preferred Programs (.xlsx 49 KB) spanning a wide array of development topics and for 14 Partner Programs (.xlsx 15 KB)  at universities in U.S., Africa and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.
    Target group:
    Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
    A JJWBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.
    Please note all JJ/WBGSP partner and preferred masters programs are 2 years or less and the scholarship covers the duration of the program.
    Eligibility:
    The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
    • Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;
    • Be in good health;
    • Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
    • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
    • Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JJWBGSP Preferred or Partner masters degree Programs;
    • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew;
    Application instructions:
    For scholarships to one of the preferred master’s programs, you must, in parallel, apply for admissions to one or more of the Preferred Program(s) and apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship. The call for applications is open from 25 January to 23 February 2017.
    For scholarships to one of the partner master’s programs, you must apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Program(s). After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a short list of eligible candidates who will then be invited by the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat to apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship.
    It is important to read the 2017 JJ/WBGSP Application Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
    Website:
    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships
    Related Scholarships: Government Scholarships for Students

    Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

    Brief description:
    The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards some scholarships to international students who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany who wish to study a Masters or PhD Degree in Germany.
    Host Institution(s):
    State or state-recognized Universities  in Germany
    Level/Field(s) of study:
    The scholarships are towards Masters Degree or PhD Degree in all subjects offered at state or state-recognised universities in Germany
    For EU students, Master’s Degree courses at state or state-recognised universities in Switzerland and other EU member states are possible.
    Number of Scholarships:
    Not specified.
    Target group:
    The scholarship program allots scholarships to international students, both EU and non-EU, who are not educated in Germany.
    Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
    Masters Studies:
    Non-EU students: €750 per month plus various individual allowances; tuition fees are in certain cases possible in Germany.
    EU students: varies, max. €649 plus €300 book money per month; tuition fees not possible in Germany but possible to a limited extent in other countries.
    The scholarship is awarded for the regular period of study, may be extended by one semester.
    PhD Studies:
    Non-EU students: €1000 per month plus €100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances; tuition fees are not possible.
    EU students: €1350 per month basic scholarship plus €100 per month research costs allowance; tuition fees are not possible in Germany but possible to a limited extent in other countries.
    The scholarship is awarded for two years as a rule, may be extended twice at most by half a year.
    Eligibility:
    International Master students who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany:
    • You may apply before commencing your Masters programme or at any time up to the end of the first semester of the Masters programme.
    • Applicants must have completed a first degree. Proof of first professional qualification must be provided
    International Doctoral students who earned the university entrance qualification outside Germany:
    • The applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state or state-recognised university in Germany. Proof of admission, as a rule in Germany, must be included with the application.
    • By the application date, preliminary work must have been completed and a valid timetable for completion must be submitted.
    • PhD subjects related to focal points of the Foundation’s activities will be given priority.
    Application instructions:
    For details of application requirements and procedures, please consult information sheet A 1-1(“scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate students”, PDF) or A 2-1 (“scholarship application for doctoral studies”). The online application portal closes on 1 March at the latest.
    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for details on how to apply for this scholarship.
    Website:
    Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.boell.de/en/scholarships-application
    Related Scholarships: List of Scholarships in Germany

    ARSA Travel Scholarships for Commonwealth Citizens

    Brief description:
    The Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia (ARSA) has established a Scholarship Fund for the purpose of bringing an overseas Commonwealth student to Australia to consult with leading scholars in their research area and undertake research in Australia relevant to their thesis project.
    The Scholarship will enable the successful applicant to spend a period of between six and twelve months as a visiting postgraduate scholar at an Australian university, between 1 March 2014 and 28 February 2015, to undertake research towards the fulfillment of the requirements of the research higher degree for which he or she is currently enrolled.
    Host Institution(s):
    Australian Universities
    Field(s) of study:
    Not specified
    Number of Scholarships:
    Not specified
    Target group:
    Citizens of Commonwealth Countries
    Scholarship value/inclusions:
    The Scholarship will provide a grant-in-aid to a maximum of AU$20,000, inclusive of the contribution to the Scholarship holder’s traveling expenses to and from Australia.
    The successful Scholarship holder will normally be in receipt of a stipend from their home university for pursuit of their studies.
    Eligibility:
    The award is open to applicants enrolled in a research higher degree program in a Commonwealth university outside Australia and approved by the Committee administering the Scholarship.
    Awards are not normally made to students who at the time of their visit to Australia will be in the first ten (10) months or final six (6) months of candidature.
    Applicants must be Commonwealth citizens and may not be graduates of an Australian or New Zealand university. Current and former Rhodes Scholars are not eligible to apply.
    The Scholarship is not available to support students who wish to enroll for a degree in an Australian university. Holders of the Scholarship remain enrolled in a research higher degree program at an overseas Commonwealth university.
    Application instructions:
    Submit the application form with supporting material and referee’s reports via the ARSA website by the due date. Applications should be in English, and should not be handwritten. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 8 November 2013 (Australian Easter Summer Time).
    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
    Website:

    CIMO Doctoral Fellowships in Finland

    Brief description:
    The CIMO Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields who wish to pursue their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. Master’s level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme.
    Host Institution(s):
    Accredited Finish Host Institutions
    Level/Field of study:
    PhD Degree in all academic fields
    Number of Scholarships:
    Not specified
    Target group:
    All international students but emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America.
    Scholarship value/duration:
    The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The monthly allowance is 1,500 euros. The scholarship is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person. No additional allowance for housing is paid. Expenses due to international travel to and from Finland are not covered by CIMO.
    Eligibility/Application Requirements:
    The prerequisite for applying is that the visiting researcher must have established contacts with a Finnish host university – please see the section ‘Doctoral Admissions‘ for further information (you’ll find links to the universities’ Doctoral Admissions pages there). You are also advised to visit the Finnish universities’ own websites for info on Doctoral level study and research options.
    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.
    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.
    It is important to read to visit the official website (link found below) to download the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
    Website:

    Sunday, 19 February 2017

    Central European University Visiting Fellowship Program

    Brief description:
    Central European University (CEU) announces a call for its Visiting Research Fellowships program for the academic year 2014-15. The fellowship program is supported by the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations. Fellowships will be offered to academics employed in higher education institutions, who wish to spend one or two semesters at CEU conducting original research that will lead to a groundbreaking publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. The fellowship program is administered from the Office of the Provost and Academic Pro-Rector, and the fellows can be hosted by any CEU school, department or research center.
    Host Institution(s):
    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
    Field(s) of study:
    The topic of any CEU school, department or research center
    Number of Scholarships:
    10
    Target group:
    Academics from eligible countries employed in higher education institutions
    Scholarship value/inclusions:
    Fellows are supported for a period of three to six months (one or two consecutive terms at CEU). Fellowship covers travel costs to/from Budapest, accommodation and a monthly stipend of 1,800 USD per month.
    Eligibility:
    • Eligible countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    •  Eligible applicants should be employed, full-time or part-time, in a teaching and/or research institution in their home country at the time of application;
    •  Eligible applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent and have a research record in an area that falls under one or more CEU academic units (schools, departments and research centers).
    • Please note: those who are or who plan to be involved in projects, research, teaching, or other activities sponsored or co-sponsored by Open Society Foundations for the duration of the Research Fellowship are not eligible to participate in the program.
    •  Applications not meeting eligibility requirements will not be considered.
    Application instructions:
    You can find the Application form at the program’s website (see link below). Applications should arrive to the following email address Research_Fellowship@ceu.hu by 11 November 2013.
    Application package should include:
    •  Completed application form;
    •  CV;
    •  1500 – 2000 word research proposal;
    •  Photocopy of Ph. D. certificate or equivalent;
    •  Two letters of reference – original letters should arrive in sealed envelopes signed across the seal, directly from the referee, by the application deadline at the following address:  CEU Fellowship program, Provost’s Office, Nador u. 9, H-1051, Budapest, Hungary
    Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    Website:
    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ceu.hu/academics/research/support/vrf