2017 CGI Postgraduate Scholarship Program in Thailand for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2017 Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) Postgraduate Scholarship Program in Thailand for International Students. Up to ten scholarships are available for applicants who are interested to pursue a master degree in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Biology

Scholarship description

The aim of CGI is to employ the most recent interactive teaching techniques used in world leading educational and research institutions to produce effective thinkers and leaders to better serve their countries’ needs towards sustainable development. The CGI is presently offering programs in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, and Chemical Biology

Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) is a multidisciplinary post-graduate academic institute, comprising faculty members from the Chulabhorn Research Institute (CRI), and other leading universities in Thailand, as well as from world-renowned academic and research institutions from around the world

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following guidelines;

  • Scholarships are open to the eligible applicants who is under 30 years of age and hold a Bachelor Degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in one of the following fields:
  • Sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sciences
  • Medical Sciences: Medicine, Medical Technology, Nursing, Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences. Applicants from other related fields are also welcome to apply
  • Have at least 1 year of scientific laboratory research experiences
  • Applicants must have demonstrated English proficiency, preferably on one of two recognized test of language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Applicants must provide a statement of purpose explaining their interests in the study
  • International students can apply for this postgraduate scholarship

Value

The scholarship will cover the following expences;

  • Tuition and other academic fees
  • Round trip airfare
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Monthly stipend
  • Book allowance
  • Health insurance
  • Others

How to apply

Applicants should complete the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute Post – Graduate scholarship Program’s Application Form and submit together with other supporting documents by post

Application deadline

Applications for the CGI Post-graduate Scholarship Program are due on 30 November, 2016

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2016 Halmstad University, Sweden, Scholarships for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Halmstad University, Sweden, Scholarships for International Students. The Halmstad University is offering a number of scholarships to qualified students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. These scholarships are available to pursue master’s programme within any field of study at Halmstad University for the spring semester

Scholarship description

The Halmstad University is a public higher education institution offering bachelor’s and master’s programmes in various fields of studies. In addition, it conducts Ph.D. programmes in three fields of research, namely, Information Technology, Innovation Science and Health Science. The aim of the university is to strengthen the University’s internationalisation and to recruit as many motivated students to Halmstad University’s education programmes

Eligibility

To meet the entry requirements for master’s level (second cycle or graduate) studies, applicant must:

  • Have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognised university
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Check the course/program description(s) for more information about language requirements
  • Students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland can apply for these scholarships

English Language Requirement: If your secondary school qualifications in English are not considered to fulfil this requirement, you must submit the official results from an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS.

English A: minimum limits to fulfil the requirement
IELTS, Academic modules: An overall mark of 5.5 and no section below 5.0
TOEFL, Paper-based: Score of 4.0 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score: 530
TOEFL, Internet-based: Score of 17 of (scale 0-30) in written test, total score: 72

English B: minimum limits to fulfil the requirement
IELTS, Academic modules: An overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL, Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score: 575
TOEFL, Internet-based: Score of 20 of (scale 0-30) in written test, total score: 90

All TOEFL test results must be sent straight from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to University Admissions, the institution code is SWEDEN 3477. Copies are not accepted

Value

The Halmstad University Scholarship covers 25% or 50% of the tuition fee and will be deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarship will not cover living costs and there are no grants for family members

How to apply

International students must send supporting documents directly to University Admissions, after submitting the Application Form. Application must be supported by the following documentation:

  • Certificates and diplomas from previous education at an internationally recognised university
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester (including course list)

Application deadline

The deadline for application is 15th August, 2016

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2016 Tianjin University Scholarships in China for Non-Chinese Citizens

Applications are invited for the 2016 Tianjin University Scholarships in China for Non-Chinese Citizens. Tianjin University is delighted to offer scholarship for bachelor, master and doctoral degree programme in China. Non-Chinese citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme

Scholarship description

Tianjin University is one of the designated Chinese institutions of higher education, authorized by the Ministry of Education of China and Tianjin Municipal Education Commission to recruit the foreign students under Tianjin Government Scholarship Program

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students

Applicants can chose from the following programme:
Choice of specialty: program for bachelor’s degree program: Chinese language
English program for bachelor’s degree program: Chemical Engineering.
English programs for master’s degree program: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Plan, Software Engineering,
Electronic Information Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Technology, and Civil Engineering.

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this Scholarship:

  • Non-Chinese citizenship with good health

Education and age requirements:

  • For Bachelor’s applicants: holding a high school certificate, under the age of 30
  • For Master’s applicants: holding a Bachelor degree, under the age of 35
  • For PhD applicants: holding a Master degree, under the age of 40

English language Requirements: Applicants from non-native English speakers who want to join in the English programs must submit the certificate of TOEFL (Score 80 or above), or IELTS (Score 6.0 or above)

Value

Programs, Duration and Standard of scholarship:

Programs Duration of specialty studies Duration of scholarship Standards of scholarship
Bachelor’s 4 years 1 year Referring to the tuition amount of Tianjin University
Master’s 2.5 -3 years 1 year
PhD 3 years 1 year

How to apply

The applicants must fill in and submit the following application materials according to the facts:

  • Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study at Tianjin University and Application Form for Tianjin University International Student Scholarship (filled in Chinese or English by typing, with the photo on)
  • The notarized certificate of the highest diploma. If the applicant is employed, s/he should also provide proof of employment on application. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English (also original one and a copy)
  • Academic transcripts (notarized photocopy): Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English
  • A study or research plan. The applicants who apply for Master’s and PhD need to submit a study or research plan for the period studying in China, not less than 800 words in English or Chinese
  • Two recommendation letters: Applicants who apply for Master’s need to submit two recommendation letters in English or Chinese from two professors or associate professors
  • Applicants for art studies are requested to submit two sketches of the applicants’ own works
  • Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (The original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form printed by Chinese quarantine authority could be downloaded from http://www.ietju.com/apply.asp). The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take medical examination due to the 6-months validity of the medical results
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Applicants who want to join in the Chinese programs must submit HSK certificate (a minimum requirement of HSK 4 (Score 180 or above) or HSK5 (Score 180 or above liberal arts) certificate)
  • Applicants for non-native English speakers who want to join in the English programs must submit the certificate of TOEFL (Score 80 or above), or IELTS (Score 6.0 or above)
  • Certificate of Non-criminal Records
  • The applicants need to mail all above application materials to: International Admissions Office, School of International Education, Tianjin University
  • Application materials will not be returned regardless of the result of application

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadline is June 25, 2016

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2016/2017 International Master’s Scholarship Programme at University of Paris-Saclay, France

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 International Master’s Scholarship Programme at University of Paris-Saclay, France. Over 170 international scholarships are open for one year to M1 or M2-level students. These scholarships are available for prospective students commencing their master’s (nationally-certified degree) programs in the 2016/2017 academic session

Scholarship description

University of Paris-Saclay is developing a strategy of international university cooperation, based on the quality of education provided by its members and research teams, which boast the highest international standards

The University of Paris-Saclay would like to promote access to its master’s (nationally-certified degree) programs to international students, taught in its member establishments, and to make it easier for highly-qualified foreign students to attend its University especially those wishing to develop an academic project through research up to the doctoral level

Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education in all disciplines at the university

Eligibility

  • Newcomer international students, maximum 30 years old at the year of acceptance. Foreign students living in France less than one year, taking language classes are not eligible for a degree (type FLE)
  • Studies cannot be suspended more than two years
  • The scholarship cannot be cumulated with any other type of scholarship whose amount exceeds 600€/month
  • International students can apply for these scholarships

Value

  • The University of Paris-Saclay scholarship is 10,000€ per year. It is paid by the establishment the candidate is registered in for the duration of the academic year, and for a period of no less than 10 consecutive months per year
  • A maximum of 1,000€ for travel and VISA expenses is also awarded depending on the candidate’s country of origin

How to apply

The mode of applying is Online. Application for the scholarship program is as follows:

  • Step 1: Selected students automatically receive by email a link to the online application form they must fill in
  • Step 2: Upon receipt of this email, the student has 8 days to complete and validate the application form and to provide the names of two referents
  • Step 3: The two referents provided by the candidate each receive an email with a link to an online recommendation form. They have 8 days to complete and validate this form online. The candidate is automatically informed when each form has been validated. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure each referent has validated the recommendation forms on time
  • Step 4: The file is considered complete when the two recommendation forms have been validated. Important: the candidate will not receive a message stipulating that his file is complete
  • Step 5: The final decision is the responsibility of a panel of experts of University of Paris-Saclay. The candidates admitted into the scholarship program will be informed by email 48 hours after the meeting of the jury. When the student receives the confirmation email, he/she will have 8 days to accept or refuse the scholarship. If the student fails to respond within this timeframe, he/she will be considered as having refused the scholarship

French Language Requirements: Very few program are taught in English. They highly recommend that applicants for French degrees have attained level B1 in French as a minimum. However, no language certificate is required

After having completed the online form, the person responsible for the master’s program must add the following documents:

  • The application completed by the candidate and signed by the person responsible for the master’s program and the person responsible for the establishment’s International Relations Division
  • The student’s complete resume
  • The motivation letter
  • The list of courses taken in the last two years
  • The grades of the last two years and the current year
  • The student’s rating (if possible)
  • Photocopy of the student’s passport

Application deadline

The deadline for application is 29th February, 2016.

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2016/2017 CIGI International Graduate Law Research Programme Scholarship in Canada

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) International Graduate Law Research Programme Scholarship in Canada. These scholarships are open to Canadian and foreign students who are enrolling or are currently enrolled in masters or doctoral levels studies at a Canadian university faculty of law

Scholarship description

CIGI is an independent, non-partisan think-tank focused on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements

The ILRP scholarship programme aims to develop world-class intellectual strength in the areas of international law that are most important to global innovation, prosperity, sustainability and security

List of Subjects: The ILRP’s initial areas of focus are the following:

  • International economic law
  • International intellectual property (IIP) law and
  • Innovation and International environmental law

Eligibility

CIGI invites students who are enrolling or are currently enrolled in a master’s and doctoral levels studies in law to apply for the LLM or SJD/PhD in Law Scholarship:

  • Candidates of all nationalities are eligible. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority
  • Foreign students who are studying at any Ontario or other Canadian university under a temporary resident visa (student study permit) are also eligible to apply

Value

  • The scholarship for LLM students is valued at CDN$ 16,000/year
  • The scholarship for SJD/PhD in Law students is valued at up to CDN $24,000/year
  • A doctoral student who has already been awarded a CIGI ILRP doctoral scholarship may apply for renewal in a subsequent year by submitting a summary renewal application
  • The value, duration and conditions for each scholarship will be detailed in the letter of offer provided to the successful applicant

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via e-mail. Scholarship applications should be received by February 29, 2016. The application should contain the following:

  • Statement of Interest, indicating a clearly specified explanation of why they wish to spend a period of residency at CIGI’s ILRP
  • Research Proposal (not more than 1,500-words) with a description of their proposed research project related to one of the ILRP areas of focus
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • One letter of support from their current/proposed supervisor in their academic program. For students pursuing their degree through coursework one letter of support from their Dean, Department Head, Program Director or equivalent
  • Three references, at least two of which are academic references. Reference letters can be sent in separately by email
  • A list of previous awards/publications/conference/research experience; and
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions

Summary applications to renew a doctoral scholarship should contain the following:

  • Student’s letter requesting renewal; and
  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s doctoral supervisor affirming that the student is making excellent progress in his/her doctoral research

Please submit all applications by email to ILRPscholarship-at-cigionline.org

Application deadline

The closing date for application is February 29, 2016

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2016/2017 Australia Awards Scholarships by the Australian Government

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Australia Awards Scholarships by the Australian Government. These awards are for students of Asia, Pacific, Africa and Middle East. Scholarships are available to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions

Scholarship description

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government that aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country

Scholarships are available to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions in programs that relate to applicants country’s priority areas for development. These are listed on the participating country profiles

Eligibility

  • Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the scholarship
  • Awardees are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

To be eligible to receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship
  • Be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship
  • Not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilization phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Foreign Affairs or Defense Sector (subclass 576) visa
  • Not be current serving military personnel
  • Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or  be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently
  • Not be applying for another long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years) vii. have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector)
  • Be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Program Areas will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution’s admission requirements. This may not be known until Program Areas request a placement at selected institutions)
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to hold a Foreign Affairs or Defense Sector (subclass 576) visa. This may mean that the Program Area will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements
  • Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed

Students from the following countries can apply for the Australia Awards Scholarships:

Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.)

Pacific (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Pacific Collectivities (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu  and Vanuatu)

Africa (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia) and Middle East (Palestinian Territories)

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship. An applicant or awardee should meet DFAT’s English language requirements for receiving an Australia Awards Scholarship

Value

The Awards are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
  • Establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department. From 1 January 2013, CLE payable to awardees is A$30,000 per year
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the student’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
  • Supplementary Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • Fieldwork (for research awardees and Master by coursework which has a research component where fieldwork is compulsory component)—may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia

How to apply

The mode of applying is online or post. Applicants should read the Application Procedure for more understanding

Note: An applicant or awardee will meet DFAT’s English language requirements for receiving an Australia Awards Scholarship. Where an applicant or awardee does not meet DFAT’s English language requirements the awardee will need to provide an academic English language test. Accepted English language tests are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Application deadline

Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by their country. See the opening and closing dates for each country

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2016 University Twente Scholarship (UTS) in Netherlands for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 University Twente Scholarship (UTS) which is available for students from both EU/EEA as well as non-EU/EEA countries. There are approximately 30 scholarships available for one year master degree programme

Scholarship description

The University Twente Scholarship (UTS) is a scholarship for excellent students from both EU/EEA as well as non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University Twente. University Twente is a university located in Enschede, Netherlands. It offers research and degree programmes in the social and behavioral sciences and in engineering. In keeping with its entrepreneurial spirit, the University is committed to making economic and social contribution to the region of the Netherlands where it is based

Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education. List of Subjects are: 

Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Business Information Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Management, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Construction Management and Engineering, Educational Science and Technology, Electrical Engineering Embedded Systems, European Studies, Health Sciences, Human Media Interaction, Industrial Design Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Environmental and Energy Management, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society, Public Administration, Science Education and Communication, Sustainable Energy Technology, Systems and Control and Telematics

Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate programme (MSc) at University of Twente

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the University Twente Scholarship, applicant should meet all the requirements below.

  • Applicant’s programme should start in September 2016
  • For this application round, they have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying UT graduate programmes before 15 March 2016
  • Applicants have to include a motivation letter in their application (250 – 500 words). This motivation letter explains the following:
  • What they have studied in the past
  • What goal they want to reach through their study at UT
  • How they plan to receive this goal
  • Why they particularly choose to study at the University Twente
  • Applicants comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa into the Netherlands (if applicable)
  • Applicants comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills
  • Applicant is not eligible for a Dutch study grant
  • Applicants have completed a pre-master at the University Twente (if applicable)
  • Applicants may have already applied for a UTS even if they have to do a pre-master programme at the University Twente first. However, they must complete their pre-master programme with a CGPA of 7.5 (out of 10) to be eligible for a UTS and comply with above mentioned requirements. UTS benefits and support are explicitly for Master’s programmes, not for pre-master programmes. Please note: If they intend to start their master’s programme in September 2016 and are required to follow a pre-master programme, the pre-master should start in February 2016 at the latest

Value

  • Scholarship has a value of € 6,000 – € 25,000 for one year (approximately 30 scholarships available). If student have applied for a two-year programme, make sure they read the information about two-year study programmes below
  • Has a look at the overview of the estimated costs of living in the Netherlands (excluding tuition fees)

How to apply

The mode of applying is by filling the Online Application Form.. In order to apply for this scholarship, applicant must already need to be (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying Master programmes

To start application procedure, student will need the following documents. Please note that they submit these documents digitally.

  • A bachelor’s degree certificate or an equivalent qualification certificate (if available)
  • An official transcript of records or preliminary transcript of records in Dutch, English or German
  • A certified official translation of your bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript of records if not in Dutch, English or German
  • Official English test score results (IELTS or Toefl IBt)
  • An additional Higher Degree certificate and transcript and official translation (if applicable)
  • An abstract of your final bachelor’s project (thesis)
  • A valid international passport
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Contact information of two references (reference letters are not required)

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31st March, 2016

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2016 Xiamen University Scholarships in China for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Xiamen University Scholarships in China for International Students. Xiamen University offers up to 24 scholarships for Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduate candidates which can help pay their tuition fees and also support them throughout their studies

Scholarship description

Xiamen University has become a first-class comprehensive university in China. It has co-established 15 confucius institutes with universities in North America, Europe and Africa. Xiamen University has 27 schools containing 76 departments and 10 research institutes

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students

In order to enhance its internationalization, XMU has launched a lot of English-medium programmes for international students. These programmes are taught in English and aim to produce high-level international specialists with a solid professional foundation plus a good understanding of the Chinese society and culture

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health
  • Educational background and age limits:
  • Applicants for bachelor’s degree studies must have a high school diploma and be under the age of 25
  • Applicants for master’s degree studies must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 40
  • Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 45

Language Requirements: (a) Chinese proficiency requirements: Applicants for programs in the humanities, economics, management, law, arts and traditional Chinese medicine need to have a Chinese proficiency certificate of new HSK band 5 with 210 scores or above; applicants for programs in sciences, engineering and medicine should have a certificate of new HSK band 4 with 210 scores or above. Students who have taken courses mainly in Chinese during their previous studies are exempt from the HSK certificate requirement, provided that they can produce proof of language of instruction used in their previous l studies.

(b) English proficiency requirements: Applicants should present a TOEFL certificate with 80 points or above, or an IELTS certificate with grade 6.0 or above, or another certificate of English proficiency from an accredited test. Native English speakers and applicants who have taken courses in English during their previous studies are exempt from this requirement, but a medium-of-instruction certificate should be furnished

Value

  • The first-class scholarships for doctoral and master’s candidates will have their tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes) and offer monthly living allowance (RMB 3,500 for each doctoral student; RMB 3,000 for each master’s student). Undergraduate candidates will not be provided with the first-class scholarship
  • The second-class scholarships will have the awardees’ tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes,  4-5 years for undergraduate programmes)

How to apply

Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to the undergraduate, masters or doctoral programme of Xiamen University.  Applicants are required to make online application and then download and print out the Application Form for International Students generated upon successful online application
Note: Applicants can fill in and print out the Application Form for XMU Scholarship and Send by post to XMU Admissions Office by 30 April 2016 the two forms and other required documents.

In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-

Documents required for Undergraduate programme:

  • Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application
  • High school diploma (a notarized copy in English or Chinese). Applicants who are currently studying at high school should provide a study certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
    Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their high school diploma to the XMU’s Admissions Office before the specified registration date (Mid-September 2016); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrolment
  • Academic transcripts for high school study. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
  • A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate
  • A self-introduction video clip. The video clip should be five to ten minutes long and include your self–introduction and a description of your hobby, extra-curricular activities, your view of China and Xiamen University, their study plan in China. The introduction should be delivered in Chinese. Applicants for MBBS?program are expected to deliver it in English. How to submit: Compress and save the video clip in the rar. format, and then submit it in online application. Alternatively, save it in a disk (or USB Flash Disk) and post it with other required application documents to the Admissions Office of Xiamen University. Mark the applicant’s name and nationality on the disk
  • A letter of recommendation in Chinese or English from applicants’ high school
  • Personal statement (minimum 800 words) in Chinese, which should include a self-introduction, a description of educational experience, their motivations for studying in China and their study plan. Applicants for MBBS program are expected to deliver it in English
  • A photocopy of their valid passport. Note: Applicants to whom the note to the first item of the Eligibility section applies, should submit a photocopy of their valid passports which they have held for at least four years or certificate of naturalization, as well as a photocopy of the entry and exit stamps in their passports showing that they have resided in a foreign country for at least two years in the last four years
  • A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (click to download) completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant)
  • A Statement of Financial Support (click to download) certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor
  • Other supporting documents including merit certificates and internships certificates may be submitted as well. Applicants with such certificates will be given preference.
    Note: Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application.

Documents required for Master’s programme:

  • Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate (notarized copy in English or Chinese)
  • Applicants who are currently studying at university should provide a study certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English. Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their bachelor’s degree to the XMU Admissions Office before the specified registration date (mid-September 2016); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrolment
  • Academic transcripts relating to bachelor’s degrees studies. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
  • Study or research plan (minimum 1,000 words) in Chinese or English
  • Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors
  • A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate
  • A photocopy of their valid passport
  • A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form, completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant.)
  • A Statement of Financial Support certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor
  • If applicants have published papers, the abstracts should be enclosed during submission of their application documents. Note: Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application.

Documents required for Doctoral programme :

  • Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application
  • Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificate (notarized copy in English or Chinese). Applicants who are currently studying at university should provide a master’s study certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English.
    Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their master’s degree to the XMU Admissions Office before the specified registration date (Mid-September 2016); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrolment
  • Academic transcripts relating to master’s and Bachelor’s study. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
  • Study or research plan (minimum 1,000 words) in Chinese or English
  • Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors
  • A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate
  • A photocopy of valid passport
  • A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form,  completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant.)
  • A Statement of Financial Support (click to download), certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor
  • If applicants have published papers, the abstracts should be enclosed during submission of their application documents.
    Note: Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of hard-copy application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadline is April 30, 2016

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2016/2017 MOFCOM Scholarship in China for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 MOFCOM Scholarship in China for International Students. Scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate degree program and PhD degree programs

Scholarship description

MOFCOM Scholarship was established by Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China to encourage students from any nationality to study in China

The objective of the CSC is to provide, financial assistance to the Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad and to the foreign citizens wishing to study in China in order to develop the educational, scientific and technological, and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between China and other countries

Scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate degree program and PhD degree programs in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education

Eligibility

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health
  • Be a bachelor’s degree holder when applying for master’s program
  • Be a master’s degree holder when applying for doctoral program
  • Be under the age of 45 when applying
  • Have sufficient English or Chinese proficiency which meets the academic requirements of the program

General Chinese Language requirements for application to Chinese-instructed program

  • Old HSK6 (or new HSK5) or above is required for application of liberal arts, economics and management majored students
  • Old HSK3 (or new HSK4) or above is required for application of science, engineering and medical science majored students
  • For details please refer to requirements published by the university

General English language requirements for application to English-instructed programs:

  • Free English Language testing for students from English speaking countries
  • Free English Language testing for students from countries in which English is the major teaching language on condition that the relevant proof documents were provided
  • TOEFL 550, IELTS 5.5 or Pass university’s entrance examination
  • For details please refer to requirements published by the university.

Value

Scholarship includes:

  • Tuition waiver
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Stipend: 3000RMB per month per master student, 3500RMB per month per PhD student
  • Medical insurance
  • One-time round-trip international air tickets

How to apply

The mode of applying is online

Supporting Material: 

  • Application Form for MOFCOM Scholarship. Ensure you have both submitted it online and printed the hard copy via http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org
    For more application instructions, please check Attachment I
  • Photocopy of highest diploma
  • Photocopy of academic transcripts
  • A Study Plan or Research Proposal with a minimum of 400 words
  • Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form
  • Photocopy of English or Chinese proficiency
  • Photocopy of a valid passport.
    Note: Two sets of hardcopies of application documents should be true and complete, and sent to ECCO of the Chinese Embassy before 4th April, 2016. No application documents will be returned regardless of the scholarship result

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15th June, 2016

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2016 UCAS Scholarship in China for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 UCAS Scholarship in China for International Students. The scholarships are available for sponsor young talents all over the world to pursue Master’s or Doctoral degree, attend courses or conduct research at UCAS campus/CAS institutes

Scholarship description

UCAS is a higher education institution established with the approval of the Ministry of Education, focusing on graduate education. UCAS has a highly qualified faculty team consisting of teachers and supervisors from UCAS faculties and CAS institutes and a first-class scientific research environment for students to fulfill scientific research

The University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the scholarships is to attract the best and most motivated people to China. These scholarships are offered over different departments across the University, all offering a diverse range of courses
Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Meet the admission criteria for UCAS international students
  • Get recommended by a supervisor and the institute/school which the supervisor is affiliated with
  • Have an appropriate attitude toward learning and scientific research and have outstanding academic performance
  • Have not accepted any other sponsorship at the time of application

Age requirements:

  • Master’s degree candidates should be no more than 30 years old
  • Doctoral degree candidates should be no more than 35 years old
  • Students on joint programs: no age limit
  • Regular and senior visiting students should be no more than 40 years old

Requirements on language level:

  • Programs taught in Chinese: Applicants should obtain at least 180 points for Level 5 of new HSK test before registration
  • Programs taught in English: Applicants should have adequate good English proficiency

Other requirements on applicants on joint programs:

  • Applicants should be currently studying at higher institutions abroad
  • The higher institution abroad the applicant is affiliated with should have signed relevant collaboration and exchange agreement with CAS/UCAS/CAS institute
  • Awarded student should register before the November of 2016
  • The academic visit to or joint culture at CAS should last for no shorter than 3 months

Other requirements on visiting scholars:

  • Scholars should register before the November of 2016
  • Scholars shall be further educated for no shorter than 6 months
  • Students who are currently studying at higher institutions in China cannot apply (with exception for this year’s graduates)
  • International Students are encouraged to apply

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an appropriate attitude toward learning and scientific research and have outstanding academic performance.

Test Requirement: Not Required

Value

The scholarship will comprise:
The full scholarship provides tuition waiver, monthly stipend, basic accommodation and medical insurance; while the partial scholarship covers some items of the Full.
Exempted from tuition fee:

  • Doctoral students would be exempted from a tuition fee of RMB 40,000/year
  • Master’s students would be exempted from a tuition fee of RMB 30,000/year
  • Senior visiting students would be exempted from a tuition fee of RMB 3,000/month
  • The regular visiting student would be exempted from a tuition fee of RMB 2,600/month

Stipend: UCAS provides:

  • Monthly stipend of RMB 2,500 for Doctoral students, senior visiting students and Doctoral students on joint programs, and
  • RMB 2,000 for Master’s students and regular visiting students. In addition, host supervisor and CAS institute/UCAS school/college (hereinafter referred to as institute/school) provide research assistantship for awardees considering their academic performances

The total amounts of monthly stipend will be no less than:

  • RMB 3500 for Doctoral students, senior visiting students and students on joint programs, and
  • RMB 3000 for Master’s students and regular visiting students

Accommodation: UCAS provides basic accommodation to awardees from institutes and schools located in Beijing. As for awardees from CAS institutes located outside Beijing, they would be provided with basic accommodation when attending the concentrated study at UCAS, while their host institutes would help to provide accommodation or solve accommodation-related problems after awardees return upon the completion of their concentrated study, and they shall pay for relevant expenses as requested by the institutes

Medical Insurance: The insurance premium is RMB 800/year, with RMB 400 for half-year term, and it would be deducted from the first stipend of each academic year

How to apply

  • Find an eligible host supervisor affiliated with CAS institute or UCAS school: Eligible applicants shall prepare application documents as requested, contact an eligible supervisor, decide on the research field and send him/her both hard and softcopies of application documents
  • Obtain a host supervisor’s acceptance: The supervisor scrutinizes and evaluates the applicant’s academic ability according to relevant rules of the institute/school. Several experts might be invited to conduct a video/telephone interview with the applicant or a written examination may be required. The supervisor decides whether or not to accept the applicant by making comments and signing on the supervisor’s comment pages of the admission application form as well as the scholarship application form, and submitting the hard copy of all necessary documents to the institute/school
  • CAS institute/UCAS school approves: The application will be reviewed by the institute/school for them to decide whether or not to accept the applicant. If the application is approved, the institute/school will complete and stamp the comment pages of the admission application form as well as the scholarship application form and then send the hard copy of all necessary documents to the UCAS International Students Office
  • UCAS makes the final review and prepares admission documents according to the evaluation result. UCAS will organize evaluation meetings after its final review of all application documents. The admission and visa application documents for chosen applicants are prepared once the expert panels make the final decision

 Supporting materials are as follows:

  • Application form
  • Admission form
  • A photocopy of applicants passport’s (with at least 2 years validity) personal information page
  • Original notarized photocopies of degree certificates
  • Original transcripts or original notarized photocopies of transcripts
  • Recommendation letters from two professors
  • CV and research proposal and Photocopies of all the title pages and abstracts of maximum 5 representative published academic papers

Application deadline

The deadline for application is 30th March, 2016

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2016/2017 Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships in European Literary Cultures

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships in European Literary Cultures. The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in European Literary Cultures is a program devoted to improving the quality of European Higher Education Area and strengthening intercultural communication

Scholarship description

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in European Literary Cultures is a program devoted to improving the quality of European Higher Education Area and strengthening intercultural communication. It is a two-year full-time academic program. At the end of the two-year program, after defending their Master’s thesis before an international committee, CLE students receive two or three diplomas issued by the universities of the consortium where they spent at least one semester.
The language in which the courses are offered may vary according to the University providing them. The universities participating in the consortium are:

  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (Italy)
  • Université de Haute-Alsace (Mulhouse, France)
  • Université de Strasbourg (France)
  • Aristoteleion Panepistimion Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar, Sénégal)

Eligibility

In order to apply to the CLE Master’s Course, the candidates must:

  • Have an excellent curriculum studiorum
  • Possess a BA-equivalent diploma (180 credits) allowing access to education Bac + 5 (i.e. a « Laurea triennale », a « Licence» or a Bachelor of Arts, etc.)
  • Possess  a university diploma on the following subjects: Literature, Language (Linguistic and Language Sciences, Philology), History, Art History
  • Know at least English (minimum level B1) and the language (minimum level B1) of the University of the consortium where they intend to spend their first year in the program
  • Students from all over the world are eligible for an Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarship

Entrance Requirement: See the section eligibility and course admission requirement.

Test Requirement [SAT, GRE, GMAT]: The candidates do not need to have sustained any international test such as SAT, GRE, GMAT.

English Language Requirement [TOEFL/IELTS]:  The candidates must send documents giving evidence of their level of proficiency in the required languages (e.g. diploma or university exams or language certificates or declaration written by a university professor competent in the subject stating the student language level). The language proficiency could be assessed on the basis of a Skype interview. The candidate will be contacted by the CLE by e-mail to fix an appointment and s/he is required to reply within seven (7) days from the receipt of the message. Failure to reply in time or no reply will imply the rejection of the application

Value

Up to a maximum of € 22.000 will be given per year

How to apply

In order to apply for the Erasmus Mundus CLE, the candidates must follow a two-step procedure: online Application Form and postal submission both mandatory. The signed and dated application form (printed at the end of the on-line application process) along with all documents required has to be sent as registered letter with a return receipt before the deadline

Applicants should include the following supporting documents:

  • Online application form duly filled in, signed and dated (printed at the end of the online application process)
  • Copy of a valid passport or national ID card (ID card is accepted for EU citizens ONLY)
  • Proof of the place of residence: a residence certificate or a certificate from the candidate’s place of work/study or training, stating the residence at the time of the application
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the original diplomas indicating the final level obtained. In case the student has not yet obtained the degree at the time of the application, and he is in the last year of study, a document issued by his University of origin stating the estimated date to obtain the degree has to be produced instead of the diploma. All selected candidates must obtain their first cycle degree by July 31, 2016. If students do not graduate within the due specified dates, the application will be cancelled
  • Transcript of records during the bachelor phase
  • Motivation letter (explaining the background of the candidate and the reasons for applying to the CLE Master’s programme)
  • Two letters of recommendation written by academics/researchers who have participated in the candidate’s academic training. They must be written on a headed paper of the University concerned and signed by the referee. All letters of recommendation without a headed paper and not signed will not be considered and the application will be incomplete
  • Documents giving evidence of the student’s level of proficiency in the required languages (e.g. diploma or university exams or language certificates or declaration written by a university professor competent in the subject stating the student language level)

All selected students will be asked to provide us with the following:
a) the original University diploma indicating the final grade;
b) the transcript of records (all courses attended).
Documents a) and b) have to be authenticated and translated by one of the following authorities: the Italian, French, Greek or Senegalese Embassy or Consulate;
c) a declaration of the Italian (Dichiarazione di Valore), French, Greek or Senegalese Embassy/Consulate stating that the diploma issued by the University of origin corresponds to at least a three-year academic diploma.
Students who have not yet obtained the degree are accepted conditionally and they are expected to obtain their first cycle degree by July 31, 2016. If students do not graduate within the due specified dates, the application will be cancelled

Application deadline

Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

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