2015/2016 DRD Scholarships in South Africa for Sub-Saharan African Students

Applications are invited for the 2015/2016 Development Research Division (DRD) Scholarships in South Africa for Sub-Saharan African Students. Development Research Division (DRD) of the African Excellence Centre at UWC is offering full scholarships for Sub-Saharan African students. Scholarships are offered to study master’s programme in Development Studies

Scholarship description

Within the framework of cooperating in Masters and PhD programmes, the aim of the African Excellence Centre at UWC in Cape Town is to prepare the next generation of leaders to meet the typical economic, social and political berlin challenges arising from the development process

Scholarships are awarded to study the following courses: MA in Development Studies, Master in Public Administration, MA in Development Management and the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC)

Eligibility

In order to apply for scholarship, applicants must follow the given criteria:

  • Scholarship applicants are advised to carefully read about the specific entry requirements and course application procedure of the programme of their choice. The information is available from the respective programme sections. In addition to programme requirements, all applicants have to meet the following requirements:
  • Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% for your last degree
  • Applicants should apply within 6 years of having completed their previous degree
  • The study must have been completed at an internationally recognised university
  • The previous degree (Baccalaureate or Master) should have been an academic discipline which is related to Development Studies or Public Administration
  • South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be admitted to a master degree course. Other students need the equivalent of a 4 year undergraduate degree
  • Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken. This can be TOEFL test or a similar standard test or a letter from an academic institution
  • Work and/or voluntary experience in your field of interest would be a recommendation
  • Women are encouraged to apply
  • South African students are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be able to study full time at the UWC for the required period.
  • Entrance Requirement: Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% for their last degree.

Students from the following countries can apply for these DRD scholarships:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DRC (Zaire), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissaau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Value

Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates

How to apply

Candidates will have to fill in an Application Form (Only available from mid-April to 15th July)! Applications not using this e-form can´t be considered! As the e-form can only be submitted once, please make sure that your application is complete before submitting it

Documents that have to be uploaded when using the e-form are:

  • A letter of application
  • ACV: Please use the Europass CV form
  • An academic transcript from your last university
  • Certified copies of all academic certificates
  • MA applicants will have to write a one-page paper about 1 of the following 4 topics:
  • 1 François Bourguignon, a former Chief Economist of the World Bank referred to the “poverty growth inequality triangle”: Discuss this comment, critically evaluating the role of inequality in the current study of development in Africa
  • 2 Write critically on perceptions about governance in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 3 It has been claimed that climate change could potentially interrupt progress toward the world without hunger. Consider the evidence for this claim and discuss how climate change might impact on food security
  • 4 Discuss the relationship between social movements and civil society in a specific SSA country of your choice

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15th July, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

Scholarships on MA Degree Applied and Professional Ethics (Online)

Applications are invited for Scholarships on MA Degree Applied and Professional Ethics (Online). Our taught Masters degree in Applied and Professional Ethics is designed to help people in business, the professions, and the public and third sectors, develop skills and knowledge that can help them effectively engage with ethical issues in their working lives

Scholarship description

The course is taught entirely online, making it particularly appropriate for those in full-time employment or resident overseas, who wish to gain a qualification from a leading university without interrupting their career

Eligibility

  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, which will be assessed by considering your application to the University and supporting documents, and the interview conducted as part of the admissions process
  • For part-time students (who take the course over two years) the scholarship is subject to review at the end of the first year
  • Any applicant (UK/EU/International and FT/PT) who applies for the MA/PGDip before the deadline is entitled to apply for a scholarship.

Value

Scholarships will cover a proportion of the academic fees, mostly up to half the value, more rarely up to the full value

How to apply

for more information and enquiry, contact the address below:

Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre
University of Leeds
8-12 Fenton Street
Leeds LS2 9JT
Dr. Joe Saunders
Email : admissions-at-idea.leeds.ac.uk

2016 Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation Scholarships in France for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation Scholarships in France for International Students. This scholarship will enable beneficiaries to pursue master programme at Grenoble INP

Scholarship description

The Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation supports a scholarship programme for International master students at Grenoble INP. The grant amounts to 5000 euros per semester (maximum duration 1 or 2 semesters). The number of grants is limited and will be awarded for studying the following courses:

  • Engineering Degrees-Micro & Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems–Nanotech

Master’s Programs

  • Sustainable Industrial Engineering–SIE (Grenoble INP – Génie Industriel)
  • Hydraulic Engineering (Grenoble INP – Ense3)
  • Electrical Engineering for Smart Grids and Buildings (Grenoble INP – Ense3)
  • Geomechanics Civil Engineering and Risks – GCER (Grenoble INP – Ense3)
  • Informatics at Grenoble-MoSIG (Grenoble INP – Ensimag)
  • Industrial and Applied Mathematics-MSIAM (Grenoble INP – Ensimag)
  • Security, Cryptology and Coding of Information Systems–SCCI (Grenoble INP – Ensimag)
  • Erasmus Mundus Functionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering–FAME (Grenoble INP -Phelma)
  • Materials for Nuclear Energy – MaNuEn  (Grenoble INP – Phelma)
  • Postmaster’s Program-Biorefinery: Bionergy, Bioproducts & Biomaterials

Eligibility

  • Age: 28 years maximum
  • Nationality: All
  • Remarks: Students can apply for this scholarship only after having applied for the international masters programme
  • Level: Master: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. However, direct admission to year 2 is possible for suitably qualified students. Postmaster: Must have completed a minimum of 5 years at university level
  • Selection process: excellent candidates will be selected according to transcripts, reference letters and scientific project
  • Language skills: Programs are taught in English: Non native English speakers have to provide an official certification (TOEFL, TOEIC, teacher…). Speaking French is not required, however they strongly recommend that you take a beginners’ class in French before coming to France so that your everyday life in France is made easier

Value

The grant amounts to 5000 euros per semester (maximum duration 1 or 2 semesters)

How to apply

Applicants should complete and submit the Online Application

Applicants will be selected by the Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation Admission Committee and students will receive results via email by mid-April 2016

Application deadline

The application deadline is 20th February, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

Free Online Course from the University of Queensland on IELTS Test Preparation

Applications are invited for the Free Online Course from the University of Queensland on IELTS Test Preparation. This 8-weeks course is available for anyone preparing to take the Academic IELTS test

Course description

The University of Queensland, Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. It is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities globally, has more areas of specialized research considered above world standard than any other Australian university and has won the most awards for university teaching in the country.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences

IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for those wanting to study in higher education in an English-speaking country.

This IELTS course will prepare you to take the IELTS Academic tests with confidence. You will have immediate access to over 80 hours of interactive practice materials covering each of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Due to the flexible nature of the course, learners can adjust their level of effort to suit their needs.

Each section of this course includes engaging multi-media presentations reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques. These are accompanied by a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and interactive activities that provide focused practice of the skills, strategies and techniques that you need to perform at your best.

As the course is self-paced, you can complete all of the course units in sequence, or only select the areas you want to focus on to prepare for the IELTS Academic tests. Then, when you are ready, you can test yourself with an IELTS-style practice exam for each skill. In completing this course, you will feel fully prepared to complete the IELTS Academic tests.

The overall objective of this course is to help in preparing for the IELTS Academic tests. This MOOC starts on November 27, 2015

Course breakdown

Length:                                              9 weeks
Effort needed:                                  10 hours/week

Subject:                                             Academic IELTS Test Preparation
Institution:                                       University of Queensland and edX
language of instruction:                 English
Cost:                                                  Free
Will certificates be awarded?:       Yes. Verified Certificate for $99
Session:                                             Starts on November 27, 2015

Eligibility

This course is suitable for anyone preparing to take the Academic IELTS test.

Value

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. This innovative preparation course has been designed and written by experienced English teaching professionals from The University of Queensland, an IELTS testing centre and one of the world’s leading centers of learning. All of the course writers have extensive experience enabling students to reach their academic IELTS goal of entering a university where English is the primary language

After completing this course, you will have knowledge of the following:

  • Test procedure and format of IELTS
  • Useful test-taking strategies and skills for the IELTS Academic tests
  • Practice and develop skills and strategies by completing IELTS-style practice tests in reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking English skills

Instructors

Iain Mathieson: Iain is Director of Studies at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ)

Martin Dutton: Martin is a TESOL educator with over 20 years’ experience as an English language teacher, examiner and academic manager who has worked with organizations such as the British Council and International House

Megan Yucel: Megan teaches at the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education of The University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ)

Philippa Coleman: Philippa has been a TESOL Assistant Director of Studies and Teacher Trainer at the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education at The University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ) since 2005

Stephen Walker: Stephen has been Assistant Director of Studies at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) since May 2006

How to apply

  • Go to the course websitelink
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses
  • Once you sign up for a course and activate your account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org home page and type in your email address and edX password. This will take you to your dashboard, with access to each of your active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on your dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

For more information and enquiry, click here

MIT Online Course on Philosophy of Mind

Applications are invited for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Online Course on Philosophy of Mind. This is a 12-week course that will emphasize on philosophy of mind, exploring consciousness, reality, AI, and more

Course description

What is the relationship between the mind and the body? Can computers think? Do we perceive reality as it is? Can there be a science of consciousness?

This course explores these questions and others. It is a thorough, rigorous introduction to contemporary philosophy of mind. According to many scientists and philosophers, explaining the nature of consciousness is the deepest intellectual challenge of all. If you find consciousness at all puzzling, this is a great place to start learning more

The overall objective of this course is to teach about the relationship between the mind and the body

A breakdown of the program:

  • Length – 12 weeks
  • Effort needed – 3-4 hours/week
  • Subject – Philosophy of Mind
  • Provider – Massachusetts Institute of Technology and edX
  • Language of Instruction – English
  • Cost – Free. Verified Certificate for $50
  • Will Certificates be issued – Yes
  • Commencement – November 17, 2015

Providers’ details

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a coeducational, privately endowed research University founded in 1861 — is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. MITx courses embody the inventiveness, openness, rigor and quality that are hallmarks of MIT and many use materials developed for MIT residential courses in the Institute’s five schools and 33 academic disciplines.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences

Instructor

Alex Byrne: Alex Byrne is the Chair of the Philosophy Section in MIT’s Department of Linguistics and Philosophy

Eligibility

None

Value

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. This is the most in-depth philosophy course available online. After completing this course, you will have knowledge of the following:

  • The basics of argumentation
  • Some central arguments for and against the view that a sufficiently powerful computer can think (AI)
  • The main theories of mental states and their relations to physical states
  • Some central arguments for and against the view that the world is not as we perceive it to be
  • What the “hard problem of consciousness” is?

How to join this course

  • Go to the course websitelink
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses
  • Once you sign up for a course and activate your account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org home page and type in your email address and edX password. This will take you to your dashboard, with access to each of your active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on your dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 International Student Scholarships at Penn State University in USA

markgaApplications are invited for the 2016 International Student Scholarships at Penn State University in USA. This award is offered on a competitive basis to international first-year students who apply to Penn State Greater Allegheny by November 30

Scholarship description

Committed to enrolling a diverse and dynamic student body. International first-year students who apply before October 1 for spring semester and before November 30 for fall semester, will be considered for a two-year scholarship, usable only at Penn State Greater Allegheny. This scholarship will help defray the costs of the full-time, out-of-state tuition for international students

Eligibility

This award is offered on a competitive basis to international first-year students who apply to Penn State Greater Allegheny by November 30

Transfer students are not eligible for this award

Value

This scholarship will help defray the costs of the full-time, out-of-state tuition for international students

How to apply

Applicants are to submit a complete Application for admission. This award is offered on a competitive basis

Application deadline

The application deadline is November 30

For more information and enquiries, click here

2015 Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Applications are invited for the 2015 Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Microsoft Research is offering up to 20 PhD Scholarship in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The proposed research must be carried out at Microsoft Research in Cambridge

Scholarship description

The Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Program in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) was launched in 2004 and has so far supported more than 200 PhD students from more than 18 countries and 51 institutions. Each year, PhD supervisors from academic institutions in EMEA are invited to submit their proposals for collaborative research projects with Microsoft Research Cambridge. Applications are then peer reviewed and approximately 20 projects are selected for funding. PhD students are appointed to the selected projects and begin their research in the following academic year under the supervision of their academic supervisor, with co-supervision from a researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge

The proposed research must be closely related to the following research topics: Computational Science; Computer-Mediated Living Constraint Reasoning; Machine Learning and Perception; Online Services and Advertising; Programming Principles and Tools, Cambridge Systems and Networking. There are total 20 scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded for the maximum of three years

Eligibility

Only PhD supervisors should apply. If their project is selected, the supervisor has until 31 March 2017 to find the best possible student for the project; otherwise, the PhD Agreement will be terminated automatically. Only applications from institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will be considered. For an application to be considered, the following key requirements apply:

  • The institute agrees to the terms and conditions in the MRL Term Sheet
  • The applicant must be in dialogue with the prospective Microsoft supervisor prior to the submission deadline and jointly drafting the proposal
  • The proposed research must be closely related to the research topics carried out at Microsoft Research in Cambridge

Value

  • Each Microsoft scholarship consists of an annual bursary up to a maximum of three years
  • The monetary value of the award varies by country to reflect local differences in costs and overheads. Payment is made directly to the institution
  • The amount of the scholarship is the maximum amount Microsoft Research pays to the institution
  • In addition, every Scholar receives a fixed hardware allowance and conference allowance

How to apply

Application should be filled online. A link to the online application form will be available on 1 September 2015

A two-stage evaluation process will be implemented for all eligible applications as follows:

  • Stage 1: A panel of Microsoft researchers determines whether an application meets the basic selection criteria and goes through to stage 2. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in October 2014, but will not receive detailed feedback
  • Stage 2: Applications are sent for comprehensive review to at least three Microsoft internal or external reviewers. Ranking depends on review feedback. Other factors, such as relevance to Microsoft research topics, are taken into account for the selection of approximately 20 applications. Detailed feedback will be given to all stage 2 proposals
  • Decisions are made solely at the discretion of Microsoft Research and all decisions are final

The dates of notifications are as follows:

  • Stage 1: October 2015
  • Stage 2: December 2015

Application deadline

The application deadline is 25 September, 2015 (Application will open on 1 September.)

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015/2016 Transform Together Scholarships in the UK for International Students

int-banner-3Applications are invited for the 2015/2016 Transform Together Scholarships in the UK for International Students. Sheffield Hallam University is offering these scholarships for International Students to commence their study in January 2015. Scholarships will be awarded to study all full–time taught courses at postgraduate and undergraduate level available at the Sheffield Hallam University

Scholarship description

Transform Together Scholarships are exclusively for International Students. If you are a high achiever or you believe you can make a significant contribution to the University, please apply. The scholarships include a one-year full or half tuition fee waiver for full-time taught postgraduate courses and 50% tuition fee discount for each year of an undergraduate course

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Postgraduate only – have achieved a minimum of 2.1 its or equivalent in your honours degree and must meet the minimum English and academic entry requirements for your course. Please attach transcripts to scholarship applications
  • Undergraduate only – have achieved or exceeded the English and academic entry requirements for the course
  • Have an offer for a full–time taught undergraduate or postgraduate course at Sheffield Hallam University starting in 2015/16
  • Be self–funding your studies
  • Be classed as an International Student for fees purposes
  • Be able to pay any additional fees your course may require, for example, field trips etc

Value

  • Postgraduate courses – full or half fee waiver (100% discount)
  • Undergraduate courses – 50% fee discount for each year of your degree

How to apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria above, please download the Application Form and return it via post and email. If you have not yet applied for a course, please visit online prospectus to find a course and apply

A panel will review the applications and following a competitive process, they will award scholarships to well–qualified students who demonstrate academic, personal or professional achievement on their scholarship application form

Applicant will be notified if they have been successful approximately one month after the deadline

Application deadline

Deadline is 1 November, 2015 for January 2016 start

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015/2016 MCIU Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme in Nigeria

Applications are invited for the 2015/2016 MCIU Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme in Nigeria. Delta State based Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, (MCIU) is offering hundred and fifty (150) scholarships for Nigerian Students. The MCIU scholarships are part of the new MCIU Scholars schemes, which will directly benefit students entering undergraduate education in 2015/2016

Scholarship description

The Delta State based Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, (MCIU) is pleased to announce the establishment of these awards as part of the MCIU Scholars schemes for undergraduate qualifications in its Faculty of Management and Social Sciences and that of Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences in the 2015/2016 academic year. MCIU is a world-class institution dedicated to the alleviation of poverty through knowledge, they are looking for students who are pursuing higher learning so that they can play a part in making their society a better place.

Undergraduates courses offered at MCIU in 2015/2016 include Accounting, Banking and Finance; Business Administration, Economics, Applied Biology, Biotechnology, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Mathematics, Computer Science, Industrial Physics. Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate study

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Possess at least five credit “O” level passes which must include a credit pass in English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject in not more than two sittings
  • Entry requirement for Direct Entry must include UTME requirement for that particular course

Value

Every successful applicant can receive up to One million naira, (5000USD) towards his or her tuition fees at MCIU for the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate study

How to apply

Step 1: Complete the MCIU Online Application Form
Step 2: Carefully compose your personal statement (remember the 500 word limit).
Step 3: Email your carefully composed Supporting Statement and any enquiry to scholarship-at-mciu.edu.ng

Students will be selected on the basis of a Personal Statement and Interview. A good personal statement must not exceed 500 words and it will be a chance to tell us about yourself, why you think you deserve this scholarship and how you think it will help you serve yourself and your school once you graduate. Successful applicants will be notified of results by SMS, emails and notice posted on MCIU website

Application deadline

All applications should be submitted by 30 August, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships for German and International Students

Applications are invited for the 2015 Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships for German and International Students. The foundation grant scholarships to approximately 1,000 students to pursue undergraduate, graduate & doctoral programs in all subjects offered at universities of applied sciences or universities of the arts in Germany

Scholarships description

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’) in Germany. There are two types of scholarships i.e. student scholarship and doctoral scholarship which is offered for those students who gained their university entrance qualification in Germany to study in Germany or EU country and for those students who gained their university entrance qualification outside of Germany to pursue studies in Germany

Eligibility

Formal prerequisites:
Applicants for an undergraduate or graduate scholarship:
1). General student scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen: Students in all subjects who are pursuing a First degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany:

  • You may apply before beginning yourfirst degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) or at any time up to the end of your third “Fachsemester”. Masters students cannot apply, because we aim to support students over the longer term. However, Bachelors students who have been awarded support may receive further support for a Masters course
  • Special (but not exclusive) target groups are: first-generation students, women, members of ethnic minorities, applicants from universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen)
  • Scholarship program also focuses (but not exclusively) on certain subjects: especially the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), particularly with a focus on environmental science (e.g. environmental protection, renewable energies, climate, etc.); economic and legal studies; journalism; and art studies
  • Germans and Bildungsinländer/innen may receive funding for a complete Bachelors programme outside Germany but within the EU. In this case, the application must include a detailed justification of the proposed location and subject

2). Student scholarship – journalism: “Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus” (for German nationals and Bildungsinländer/innen):

  • This program is aimed at German or German-educated students with a migration background who wish to become journalists. However, funding is not limited to students following journalism studies programs
  • You may apply before beginning your study program or at any time up to the end of your third “Fachsemester”. The conditions outlined in A.1. apply

Applicants for a doctoral scholarship: Please note that an application for the autumn application process is possible, if you are a German or German-educated doctoral student.
1). Doctoral students in all subjects who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany (Germans nationals and Bildungsinländer/innen (1)):

  • At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state-recognized institution of higher education in Germany or another EU country
  • Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

2). Doctoral scholarships: Focus program “Transformation Research”

  • Doctoral students from Germany who would like to apply for the focus program “Transformation Research”
  • Formal requirements given above apply here

Note: the scholarship provider expects scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice

Value

Unknown

How to apply

Applicants are to fill the Online Application Form.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of excellent academic records, and to students who are socially and politically engaged, and who have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1 September, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

Available Scholarships for University of Notre Dame, USA

To facilitate all admitted national and International Students a variety of Notre Dame Scholarships are offered annually. These are monetary awards, based on academic merit and other special criteria, which need not to be repaid. The University of Notre Dame is America’s leading Catholic research university in the United States. Each year large number students get admitted here to upgrade their education. Below list includes scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards for Norte Dame students.

Fellowships at the NDIAS

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study is offering two types of fellowships for 2016-2017. Residential Fellowships for faculty and scholars in all disciplines-including the arts, engineering, the humanities, and the social, life, and physical sciences and graduate student fellowships for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters). In addition to residential and graduate student fellowships, 2015-2016 class of fellows also includes five Templeton Fellows at the NDIAS who pursue advanced and creative research on one of four major Templeton Fellowship Questions. These are described as follows:

Residential Fellowships

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study is awarding residential fellowships graduate students for pursuing a research program at NDIAS. The Institute welcomes applications from graduate students in all disciplines, including the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the social and physical sciences with projects that are creative, innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the NDIAS. The Institute encourages graduate students to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute’s academic community

Graduate Student Fellowships

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS), University of Notre Dame is offering graduate student fellowships for a full academic year in the USA. There are no citizenship requirements for fellowships; non-US nationals are welcomed to apply. Scholars must already be enrolled in a PhD program and remain students throughout the period of the fellowship. Acceptance rate is 4-9%. Scholars must have excellent records of scholarly, artistic or research accomplishment in their field(s). This fellowship ranges up to a maximum of $25,000 (gross amount) and includes a $1,000 research account, office facilities in the Institute, a computer and printer, access to University libraries and other facilities and weekly Institute seminars and events.

Templeton Fellowships

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is inviting applications for research Fellowships available for distinguished senior scholars to pursue advanced and creative research on one of the four major Templeton Fellowship Questions. Up to four residential Templeton Fellowships will be awarded. Successful research proposals, when completed, should have the potential to act as a catalyst for new thinking and an advance of knowledge in several disciplines.

Grants & Fellowships at the Nanovic Institute

The Nanovic Institute provides funding for graduate and undergraduate students at Notre Dame through following grants and fellowships:

For Undergraduates

Nanovic Institute at Notre Dame, helps to prepare students for study abroad. The application deadlines are September 8, 2015 for fall break trips, November 2, 2015 for winter break trips and January 25, 2016 for spring break trips. Two types of grants are available as follows: Break Travel and Research Grant for educational and research projects in European studies. Applicants must be enrolled as a sophomore or junior at the University of Notre Dame and scheduled to return the following semester. These funds are typically paid as a one-time sum. The other is senior travel & research grant supports research projects in European Studies that assist undergraduate seniors in the completion of their senior theses, honors theses, or similar undertakings. These are worth $2500.

For Graduate Students

The Nanovic supports graduate education through a range of grant programs and fellowships. It connects them to other students and faculty and fosters their professional development. The following are the available graduate fellowships:

  • Graduate Dissertation Fellowships: These fellowships are available for students who are currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame. Fellowships will be awarded to conduct research and write their dissertations on topics within European studies. These awards allow students to devote full attention to their project for an entire academic year. It covers a value of $19,500. The application deadline is February 25, 2016
  • Graduate Travel and Research Grants: Graduate Travel and Research Grants support research on topics in European studies. Eligible projects will demonstrate relevance for contemporary European Studies and have clear bearing on the applicant’s academic and professional goals. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame and be in satisfactory academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants may apply at any stage of their program, from matriculation to degree completion. Grants are worth $6000. The application deadline is February 25, 2016
  • Graduate Break Travel and Research Grants: The Graduate Break Travel & Research Grant supports graduate student research on topics in European Studies. Student will receive maximum award of $2500. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame and be in satisfactory academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA. The deadlines are September 8, 2015 for fall break trips, November 2, 2015 for Christmas break trips and January 25, 2016 for spring break trips.
  • Graduate Professional Development Grants: The Graduate Professional Development Grant supports opportunities in European Studies that enhance graduate students’ professional development. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame and must be in satisfactory academic standing. The application deadline is April 4, 2016.

Merit-Based Assistance

Notre Dame offers a limited number of merit scholarships to a limited number of students, accepted for admission as a first-time incoming freshman, who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment, leadership, commitment to service, and intellectual promise. Students who receive both merit scholarship and need-based scholarship from the University are subject to reduction or elimination of need-based federal and institutional financial aid in accordance with federal regulations and institutional policy. These include following awards:

The Notre Dame Scholar Award Program

The Notre Dame Scholar Award Program seeks to attract exceptional students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement; who have been acknowledged by their peers as leaders; and who are committed to service in their communities. The Notre Dame Scholar will receive a $25,000 merit scholarship to be awarded annually for up to four years of undergraduate study for a total award of $100,000.

Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV Leadership Scholars Program

The Stamps Notre Dame Scholarship Program seeks to attract exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation. Students will also have access to an enrichment fund of $3,000 annually (for a total of $12,000).

Suzanne and Walter Scott Notre Dame Scholars Program

Up to twenty five scholarships are available to attract exceptional students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, who have been acknowledged by their peers as leaders and who are committed to service in their communities. The Scott Notre Dame Scholar will receive a $25,000 merit scholarship to be awarded annually for up to four years of undergraduate study for a total award of $100,000.

Trustey Family Scholars Program

Trustey Family Scholars Program will be awarded to five students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in academics and extra-curricular activities. The Trustey Scholar will receive a $25,000 merit scholarship to be awarded annually for up to four years of undergraduate study for a total award of $100,000.

Malpass Scholars Program

The Malpass Scholars Program seeks to attract, mentor, and train extraordinary students in the field of finance and money management. Scholar will receive a $20,000 merit scholarship to be awarded annually for up to four years of undergraduate study for a total award of $80,000.

University Academic Awards by College and Major

Mendoza College of Business is offering two types of academic awards i.e. college level awards and major awards:

College Level Awards

The following are the college level awards:

  • The Peter Brady Award: This award is conferred on a senior with outstanding academic performance and one of the highest grade point averages
  • The Dean’s Award: The highest award given to a graduating senior in the Mendoza College of Business, the Dean’s Award winner is nominated by the Department Chairmen and selected by the Dean’s Office
  • Eugene D. Fanning Awards: Eugene D. Fanning Awards is given to a senior man and woman who demonstrate exceptional achievement in business communication, excellence in writing, speaking, listening and interpersonal communication, and who demonstrate leadership potential, initiative, integrity and respect for the dignity and rights of others
  • The Charles G. Morrow Award for Business Excellence: This award is given to a graduating senior in the Mendoza College of Business, this award recognizes business excellence through documented service, leadership, and personal integrity.

Accountancy Awards

The below are the accountancy awards:

  • The Accountancy Chairman’s Award: This award recognizes a senior or graduate student for outstanding service to the Department of Accountancy, based on recommendations of the faculty
  • The Accountancy Faculty Award: This award recognizes an outstanding senior in the Department of Accountancy in the Mendoza College of Business. This award is given to an outstanding senior with one of the highest cumulative grade point averages
  • The Barth Award: This award is designed to assist students who have accepted a full-time volunteer experience after they leave Notre Dame or who plan to work for a not-for-profit organization
  • The Brother Cyprian C.S.C. Awards: These awards are conferred annually on graduating accounting seniors in recognition of academic achievement. These awards are given to graduating seniors with the highest grade point averages
  • The Crowe Horwath LLP Outstanding Accounting Student Scholarship award: This scholarship recognizes a junior entering their senior year based on major and overall GPA and for exhibiting leadership skills
  • The Crowe Horwath LLP Outstanding MSA Student Scholarship award: This scholarship recognizes a senior entering the MSA program based on major and overall GPA and for exhibiting leadership skills
  • The Tara K. Deutsch Award: This annual award is given to an accounting senior who has displayed exemplary social consciousness and devotion to assisting the less fortunate. This award is based on faculty recommendations
  • The James Dincolo Awards: These awards are conferred annually on graduating accounting seniors in recognition of academic achievement. These awards are given to graduating seniors with the highest cumulative grade point averages
  • The Hamilton Award for Accountancy: This award is given to the senior with the highest cumulative grade point average
  • The Elmer Layden Awards: The Elmer Layden Awards are given annually to graduating accounting seniors in recognition of academic achievement.

Finance Awards

The following awards are available for finance majors:

  • The Paul F. Conway Award: This is an annual award given to a senior in the Department of Finance who embodies the characteristics that define our tradition of excellence: a person of keen intellect who enriches the ideals of Notre Dame
  • The Herman Crown Award: An annual award made by the Department of Finance in memory of the late Herman Crown and given to the senior finance major with the highest overall grade point average
  • The Le Clair Eells Awards: This annual award is given to senior finance majors for outstanding leadership
  • The Hamilton Award for Finance: This award is given to the seniors with the highest cumulative grade point average
  • The Raymond P. Kent Awards: This annual award is given to senior finance majors for outstanding performance in finance classes
  • The Wall Street Journal Award: This award is given to a senior in the Department of Finance for rendering outstanding service to the department.

Management Awards

The following are the management awards:

  • The Justin Harris Brumbaugh Memorial Award: This award is given annually to the MIS/IT Management senior whom classmates select as having had the most impact on their lives during their stay at Notre Dame
  • The Hamilton Award for Management: This award is given to the outstanding Consulting and Entrepreneurship senior with the highest cumulative grade point average
  • The Management Award: This award is given annually to the outstanding IT Management senior in the Department of Management with the highest cumulative grade point average.

Marketing Awards

The marketing awards are as follows:

  • The David Appel Award: The award is given at the discretion of the faculty to a student engaged in significant community service at Notre Dame and in the greater Michiana area
  • The Wesley C. Bender Award for Outstanding Performance in Marketing: This award is given to the student with the highest grade point average in Marketing courses
  • Yusaku Furuhashi Award: This award honors an esteemed colleague who was a pioneer in the area of international marketing. The winner each year may be either a junior or senior, depending upon the dates spent overseas
  • The Paul D. Gilbert Award for Leadership: This award is given at the discretion of the faculty to the Marketing student who has excelled in various extracurricular activities
  • The Hamilton Award for Marketing: This award is given to the senior with the highest cumulative grade point average
  • The John R. Malone Award: This award is given to the junior marketing major with the highest cumulative grade point average and conferred on the winner during his/her senior year
  • The Robert M. Satterfield Award: This award is given to a student for “bringing enthusiasm, integrity and a spirit of teamwork to the classroom” as voted by members of the graduating class.

Summer Language Abroad (SLA) Grant Program

Through the SLA program, students are able to gain both functional linguistic skills as well as access to the intellectual capital of cross-cultural exchange and cross-linguistic study during their academic careers. The SLA Grant offers a number of flexible options that allow you to craft your summer language study to specific needs and goals. Funding for SLA Grant proposals is limited to essential travel, housing, and program tuition.

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