2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students

Applications are invited for the 2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students. These scholarships are available to pursue doctoral research, postdoctoral and short-term research program for the academic year 2017/2018

Scholarship description

layout_set_logoThe objective of the Excellence scholarship program for foreign students (PBEEE) is to support the internationalisation of research in higher education institutions in Quebec, attract the best researchers and the best foreign students and promote radiation Quebec University and College Centres for Technology Transfer (CCTT)

The Québec Research Fund – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is responsible for managing the program. They were commissioned to handle the management of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (MEES), which provides funding

Scholarships are awarded in all research sectors (health, social sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences and engineering) preselected by a Québec University, the Trans-Tech Network ( for CCTT), the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Secretariat of External Relations of Mexico (SRE) and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) to begin or continue studies or research activities in Quebec. There is no preferred search areaaspire-canada-300x168

Eligibility

Candidates

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of contest closing either the 1st November 2016 (date to be confirmed separately for pre-selected students of the CSC)
  • Must have been preselected by a university, the Trans-Tech Network (for CCTT), the SRE or CONACYT on or before September 23, 2016
  • The stock market Québec-China must be pre-selected by the CSC at the latest March 31, 2017
  • Must not have already received a scholarship for foreign students Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (MEES), the Québec Research Fund – Nature and Technology or the Quebec Research Fund – society and Culture
  • Should not be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Must not have applied for permanent residence under the Canadian immigration laws
  • In addition to the conditions mentioned above, the candidate must take note of the restrictions and follow administrative prerequisites:

Restriction for study programs: Candidates for Québec-Wallonie scholarships must have previously studied in a French-speaking Belgian university at the time of receiving the award.

Criteria for the awardees doctoral research (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W) are:

  • Be holders of a certificate of acceptance (CAQ) issued by the Department of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion and a study permit issued by the Canadian Consulate valid throughout the period studies in Quebec.

Holders of a postdoctoral fellowship (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M) and award of short-term research or professional development (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W) must:

  • Be holders of a work permit issued by the Canadian Consulate for the duration of stay in Quebec.

International students can apply for these scholarships

Scholarship Components are:

  • All countries scholarships:Doctoral research scholarships (V1); Postdoctoral scholarships (V2) and Short-term research or professional development scholarships(V3)
  • Québec-Brazil scholarships:Québec-Brazil Doctoral research scholarships (1B); Québec-Brazil Postdoctoral scholarships (2B) and Québec-Brazil Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3B)
  • Québec-China scholarships:Québec-China Doctoral research scholarships (1C); Québec-China Postdoctoral scholarships (2C) and Québec-China Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3C)
  • Québec-India scholarships:Québec-India Doctoral research scholarships (1I); Québec-India Postdoctoral scholarships (2I) and Québec-India Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3I)
  • Québec-Mexico scholarships:Québec-Mexico Doctoral research scholarships (1M); Québec-Mexico Postdoctoral scholarships (2M) and Québec-Mexico Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3M)
  • Québec-Wallonia scholarships:Québec-Wallonia Doctoral research scholarships (1W) and Québec-Wallonia Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3W)

Note: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language

Value

  • Doctoral research scholarships (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W): $ 25,000 per year. The maximum duration of this scholarship is three years (nine sessions) with the possibility of extension up to 12 months (monthly allowance of $ 1,000)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M): $ 35,000 for one year, non-renewable
  • Scholarship Short-term research or professional development (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W): $ 3,000 per month for a period of four months

How to apply

Once shortlisted, the candidate is given a personal identification number (PIN) and a password. He must then fill out an electronic form which will be attached to the required documents on the website of the NRF . Only the e-form in the 2017/2018 competition and other documents required are accepted

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1st November, 2016

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300 International Research Scholarships in Australia

Applications are invited for the 300 International Research Scholarships in Australia. These scholarships are available at the University of Melbourne. The University aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarships

Scholarship description

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning, teaching and engagement. It is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).

 The University of Melbourne TOEFL Institution Code is 0974. Please use this code so that your results can be reported to them. Some faculties may accept graduate students with a slightly lower IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English or CAE score

Eligibility

To be considered for the Melbourne Research Scholarship, applicants must

  • Have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne and have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining
  • Have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought
  • Australian and international applicants are eligible to apply

Note: The University of Melbourne TOEFL Institution Code is 0974. Please use this code so that your results can be reported to them. Some faculties may accept graduate students with a slightly lower IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English or CAE score. These Scholarships are available for Master or Doctorate by research degree programme in all subjects offered by the University of Melbourne

Value

The duration of the Melbourne Research Scholarship is two years for students undertaking a Master by research degree and three years, with a possible six-month extension, for students undertaking a Doctorate by research degree. The benefits of the Melbourne Research Scholarship vary depending on your circumstance and may include one or more of the following:

  • A fortnightly living allowance
  • A relocation allowance for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia,
  • Limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Awards benefits
  • Full fee remission (international students only)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership (international students only)

How to apply

Applicants must apply for this scholarship by submitting an Online Application for the Graduate Research Scholarships group

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 August 2016. The University assesses applications for scholarships on an ongoing basis. For specific closing dates, please refer to:

Faculty of Business & Economics
Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences

Faculty of Science 
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Melbourne Law School
Melbourne School of Design
Melbourne School of Engineering
Melbourne School of Information
Victorian College of the Arts

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2016 Canadian Government Scholarships for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Canadian Government Scholarships for International Students. The Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD level studies at Canadian Universities

Scholarship description

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health

Up to 167 Scholarships are awarded annually for a period of 3 years (non-renewable). A total of up to 500 Scholarships are active at any time. Scholarships are provided to study any one of the courses offered by the Canadian universities. These scholarships can only be taken in Canada

Eligibility

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS. To be considered for a Vanier CGS, applicants must:

  • Be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota
  • Be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as MD/Ph.D., DVM/Ph.D., JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding
  • Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding
  • Not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2017
  • Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average
  • Must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree
  • Note: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Value

$50,000 per year

How to apply

Applications can be made through the Online Application

Application timelines and deadline

July – November Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit the application package.
Internal Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.
November 2, 2016 (20:00 ET) Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2016 – March 2017 Review and evaluation of nominations.
March 30, 2017 Results released.
May 1, 2017, September 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018 Payments begin.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Scholarships for International Applicants at Universities in Germany

Applications are invited for the The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Scholarships for International Applicants at Universities in Germany. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is offering scholarships for master and graduates students to study and research at universities in Germany. International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships

Scholarship description

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation, inspired by Christian democratic values, committed to fostering democracy and the rule of law, to implementing social and market-economic structures and to promoting human rights in Europe and worldwide

The sponsorship program for foreign students (Ausländerförderung) is aimed at international students and graduates who have acquired a university degree in their home country and who intend to complete postgraduate or master studies, doctoral studies or a research stay at a university in Germany

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
Applicants should

  • Be able to provide evidence of above average academic performance
  • Bring broad general education and distinct interest in political issues
  • Have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights
  • Have been actively engaged in voluntary work for the benefit of the people and the society in their home countries
  • Be open to developing their personal points of view and practice tolerance towards those with different beliefs
  • Be highly motivated and be able to convince us with their own plans and potential

 

Our scholarships consist not only of financial assistance but also include a program of ideational support. We expect our scholars to participate actively in this program throughout the eligibility period, including

  • The participation in at least four multi-day seminars of our annual agenda
  • Regular attendance and active participation in the meetings of the regional scholar group at their university. The activities of these regional scholar groups offer a unique opportunity to enter into an interdisciplinary, political and personal exchange with other scholars, alumni and representatives of our foundation at the universities, the so-called “Vertrauensdozenten”.

Note: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Value

This Scholarship offers the following:

  • Duration and level of funding vary for different types of studies. Graduates (master or postgraduate students) receive a monthly scholarship of € 750. The standard funding period is two years
  • After having obtained unconditional admission to doctoral studies at a German university, PhD-students receive a monthly scholarship of € 920. The standard funding period for Ph.D. scholars is three years
  • We also fund research stays in Germany with duration of at least 6 months by the same amount (€ 920) under the condition that the applicant holds a university degree comparable to the German Master’s degree and provides evidence of at least two years of work experience in the academic field
  • Besides the monthly scholarship payments, they offer multiple subsidies for our scholars. On request, we subsidise health care insurance of up to the amount of € 120 per month
  • Also, we pay a family supplement provided that you and your spouse live together in one place in Germany for at least three months and that his/her income does not exceed the amount of € 450 per month. We grant a supplement of € 184 per month for children living with you in Germany. Prerequisites are the submission of an official German translation of the child’s birth certificate and the official rejection of your demand for public child allowance
  • PhD-scholars can apply for financial assistance for foreign research stays although we do not fund participation in congresses or symposia
  • Fees resulting from courses at the university in Germany that are directly related to your studies can be refunded up to the amount of € 500 per semester. In contrast, we do not refund regular semester fees resulting from matriculation or annual re-registration
  • Note: after finishing their studies in Germany, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung expects its former scholars to contribute actively to the development of their home country’s relations with the Federal Republic of Germany

Important information regarding the formal application requirements:

  • The minimum period in our scholarship program is one year and the remaining length of applicants studies or research in Germany has to be at least two semesters. They do not provide support for bachelor studies. Only students in master, postgraduate or doctoral studies are eligible for our scholarship program
  • Students in Medicine or Pharmacy can only apply after having completed their intermediate exam in Germany or when having achieved a comparable stage of their studies in another country. Human or dental medicine specialist training or postgraduate research stays in Germany cannot be supported
  • Persons having already achieved a doctorate are not eligible for a scholarship
  • There is an age limit of 30 years for all applicants
  • Our program of ideational support and the activities of the regional scholar groups are held in German. For this reason, a sufficient knowledge of the German language (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is obligatory for all scholars even if the courses of their planned studies are taught in English. In general, our scholars take and pass the DSH exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang – German Exam for College Admission) or the DaF-test (Deutsch als Fremdsprache – Test of German as a foreign language) with a high rating before the beginning of their university studies in Germany. In exceptional cases and for highly qualified applicants only, we financially support German language courses as preparation for studies in Germany
  • International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships

How to apply

Please download and fill out the Application Form and attach the following documents:

  • A meaningful CV in tabular form including details about your previous voluntary work or social commitment
  • Copies of your examination certificates in German translation if the originals are not in English
  • Copies of your studies performance records if you have been studying at a University in Germany
  • Proof of German language skills
  • An informal academic letter of recommendation: This opinion should provide information about your academic qualifications and potential; it should not be older than two months. The author has to be a university professor or teacher holding a doctoral degree
  • An informal letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality: This opinion should focus on your personality and interests as well as on your understanding of values and your social commitment. The author cannot be the same as that providing the academic letter of recommendation
  • Certificate of admission or matriculation from your university in Germany
  • Two passport photographs: If applying for a doctoral scholarship, please attach additionally
  • A detailed description of your doctoral thesis: This exposé, written in German or English (4-5 pages), should outline the central research question of your proposed project, its scientific relevance, your theoretical approach and the motives behind your choice of the research subject. It should also contain a work and time schedule and a bibliography
  • A second academic letter of recommendation: This second opinion should be written by the supervisor of your doctoral thesis, providing you already have one. It replaces the letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality

Application deadline

The application period for 2016 will be open from June to July 15

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2016 International Graduate Scholarships at Thammasat University in Thailand

Applications are invited for the 2016 International Graduate Scholarships at Thammasat University in Thailand. The Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University is pleased to offer graduate scholarships for the academic year 2016-2017. These scholarships are available to Thai and foreign students for pursuing masters and Ph.D. programme

Scholarship description

Thammasat University is Thailand’s second oldest institute of higher education. The purpose of the University is to contribute towards producing engineers in different fields of expertise for the benefit of society and the nation in line with government policy, which aims to produce knowledgeable engineering personnel

Eligibility

  • To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must meet the minimum requirements. For Ph.D. scholarship, the minimum requirement is GPA 3.25/4.0 or equivalent at a Master Degree level. For Master scholarship, the minimum requirement is GPA 2.50/4.0 or equivalent at a Bachelor Degree level
  • Thai and foreign students can apply for these graduate scholarships
  • The candidate should have a very good command over the English language
  • Scholarships are awarded in the field of Engineering

Value

Scholarships for Master’s students – 300,000 baht for a total of not exceeding 4 semesters
Scholarships for Ph.D. students – 500,000 baht for a total of not exceeding 6 semesters

How to apply

To apply, please send the following documents to gradengr-at-engr.tu.ac.th. All documents should be contained in one folder and applicants should compress the folder and send it as a single compressed file. The documents (translated into English) are:

  • Completed Application Form
  • 2 references
  • A copy of a transcript
  • A copy of degree certificate
  • Passport photo (digital form)
  • A copy of identity (passport or identity card)
  • Copies of supporting documents, e.g. awards

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31st May, 2016

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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

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2017/2018 DAAD Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Applications are invited for DAAD scholarships from developing countries’ students. The scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education

Scholarship description

The DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialised countries with its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes. The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind

The last academic degree (usually a Bachelor’s degree) should have been completed no longer than six years previously. Scholarships are available to pursue a postgraduate degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany

Eligibility

Scholarship criteria are:

  • Graduates must have at least two years’ professional experience
  • Candidates must fulfil the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study programme in Germany (above-average result for first academic exam – top performance third, language skills)
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject
  • Candidates must have at least two years’ professional experience
  • Candidates must prove that their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship

Students (on the DAC List of the OECD) from following developing countries can apply for this scholarship:

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedona, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus

North Africa: Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ivory Coast (Côte D’Ivoire), Djibouti, Eritrea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Sâo Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Somalia, St. Helena, Sudan, South Africa, Southern Sudan (new), Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Chad, Uganda and Central African Republic

North and Central America: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Columbia, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela

Near and Middle East: Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories and Syria

South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

East Asia: China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam

OCEANIA: Cookie Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna

Value

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding

How to apply

The mode of applying is by post or electronically. Applicants can get the application form here

Required documents (in the following order):

  • DAAD application form
  • Hand-signed CV
  • Hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation)
  • Research exposé (if required by university)
  • Academic letter/s of recommendation from your university; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Confirmation of employment from the employer in your home country and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon your return home
  • Proof of language abilities
  • English – IELTS or TOEFL (Note: Institutional TOEFL will not be accepted)
  • German – necessary for the courses taught in German; for the courses taught in English, if available
  • Copies of awarded academic degrees
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Copy of School Leaving Certificate
  • Note: Some courses may require additional documents. For detailed information, please see the relevant course description on the following pages. All documents must be submitted as identical duplicates.

Application deadline

Depending on chosen study programme; please check deadlines here.

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2017 Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship in Australia for International Students

Applications are invited for 2017 Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship in Australia for International Students. The scholarships are offered to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Master’s or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study

Scholarship description

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship aim to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme
  • Be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country
  • Commence their proposed programme after 1 January 2017 and no later than 30 November 2017. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2017 are not eligible to apply
  • Provide all relevant supporting documentation
  • Not currently hold or have completed, after 1 January 2015, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government)
  • Not apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0 is required

Students from following countries can apply for the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship;

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

Value

All recipients will receive the following:

  • Travel allowance: $3,000 (provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
  • Establishment allowance: $2,000 (fellowships) or $4,000 (scholarships)
  • Monthly stipend: $3,000 (paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)
  • Health insurance for the full category duration (OSHC for international recipients)
  • Travel insurance (excluding during programme for international recipients)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online Application System.

All applicants (excluding Endeavour Executive Fellowships) must provide a certified copy of their final full version* numerically weighted Bachelor or Masters transcript that includes subjects and scores. A PhD transcript does not show suitable detail for panel assessment, therefore applicants must provide at least a Bachelor or Masters transcript. A PhD transcript alone will render an application ineligible. Do not include certificates.
If an applicant has not completed an undergraduate degree but will complete by 31 December 2016, they must provide a letter from their university to state when completion is expected. A condition will be placed on their application and a final transcript will be required if they are successful in receiving a scholarship offer

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Scan and attach their supporting documentation specified for the category for which they are applying. Applications that do not contain the necessary documentation will be deemed incomplete and therefore ineligible and will not be considered further
  • Provide an English translation, if the original document is not in English
  • Provide certified (attested) copies of: – Passport, Birth Certificate, National ID card or Australian Citizenship Certificate – Academic transcripts – IELTS, TOEFL, CAE or PTE results

Application deadline

Applications for the 2017 round will open in April 2016 and close at 11.59 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 30 June 2016. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application and supporting documentation is submitted by the closing date. Applications (including supporting documentation) received after the closing date will not be considered

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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 IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Developing Countries

Applications are invited for the 2016 IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Developing Countries. International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards are open for Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries at a Canadian university. IDRC Doctoral Research Awards (IDRAs) support research aligned with IDRC’s mandate and thematic priorities

Scholarship description

The International Development Research Centre is a Canadian federal Crown corporation that invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the growth of Canadian and developing country capacity in research to improve the lives of people in the developing world

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards (IDRAs) support research aligned with IDRC’s mandate and thematic priorities. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas as set out in this document

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country
  • Be enrolled at a Canadian university at the doctoral level
  • Research proposal must be approved by applicants thesis supervisor
  • Proposed field research must take place in one or more developing countries and be conducted for a doctoral dissertation
  • Must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place
  • Must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award
  • May not be in receipt of two or more active IDRC awards at the same time. No time overlaps will be permitted
  • Applicant must have good knowledge of English or French (Canada’s two official languages)

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

Value

  • The award will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000
  • The budget covers one return trip from Canada to the developing country of research
  • It also covers housing, food, insurance, travel within the country (ies), and several field research expenses
  • The award does not support expenses related to your relatives, spouse, or children

How to apply

To apply, applicants must complete the eligibility and application forms Online.

Applicants must upload scanned copies of the following documents:

  • Research Proposal
  • Letter of Affiliation
  • Letter of Approval from Research Supervisor
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of Citizenship/Permanent Residency
  • Application form to be filled online (includes the budget)
  • Two references to be filled online

Application deadline

The application deadline is May 18, 2016

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2016/2017 Pan African University Full Scholarship masters or PhD degree programmes at Partner Institutes

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Pan African University Full Scholarship at Partner Institutes. The African Union Commission is offering Pan African University Scholarship for young, qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora. Successful candidates will join masters or PhD degree programmes at four PAU institutes

Scholarship description

The Pan African University is an initiative of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. It is a Premier continental university network whose mission is to provide wholesome postgraduate education geared towards the achievement of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa

The strategic vision of the Pan African University is to develop institutions of excellence in science, technology, innovation, social sciences and governance, which would constitute the bedrock for an African pool of higher education and research.

Candidates with potential, motivation and desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply

List of Subjects:
PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya:

  • Masters (MSc)- Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Mathematics (Financial option), Mathematics (Computational option), Mathematics (Statistics option), Civil Engineering (Structural option), Civil Engineering (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option), Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option) and Electrical Engineering) (Power Systems option)
  • PhD- Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Mathematics (Financial option), Mathematics (Computational option), Mathematics Statistics option), Civil Engineering (Structural option), Civil Engineering, (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option), Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option), Electrical Engineering)  (Power Systems option)

PAU Institute for Life and Earth Sciences including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI), at the University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria:

  • Masters (MSc)- Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option), Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option), Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option), Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option), Plant Breeding and Environmental Management
  • PhD- Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option), Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option), Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option), Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option), Plant Breeding and Environmental Management

PAU Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS), at the University of Yaounde II,and the University of Buea, Cameroon:

  • Masters (MA)- Governance and Regional Integration, Trans Border languages (Kiswahili option), Conference Interpreting and Translation
  • PhD- Governance and Regional Integration

PAU Institute for Water and Energy Sciences – including climate change (PAUWES), at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria:

  • Masters (MSc)- Water (Engineering option), Water (Policy option), Energy (Engineering option) and Energy (Policy option)

Eligibility

For Masters Programmes

  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school), national I.D. card and passport personal details page
  • Clear coloured passport size photograph(2cmx2cm)
  • Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants
  • Candidates may be required to undergo a written/oral examination after pre-selection
  • Candidates for the Master in Conference Interpreting and Translation programmes are required to have excellent knowledge of at least two of the African Union’s official languages (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese)

For Doctoral Programmes

  • A Masters degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts, national I.D. card and passport personal details page
  • Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm)
  • Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants

Applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora can apply for this scholarship

Value

The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates. Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation. The scholarship grant covers the following costs:

  • Tuition fees, paid directly to the relevant PAU institute
  • A stipend of $750 per month for Masters, and $1,100 for PhD students, to support the student’s living costs including food, housing, utilities, local transportation and medical insurance
  • Students not permanently resident in the country hosting the institute they are attending are entitled to a single, economy return air ticket for the most direct route between their country/city of permanent residence and the host country/city; and
  • Students permanently resident in the country hosting the institute they are attending are entitled to $100 to cover the cost of their travel

How to apply

Applications should be completed Online. The required components for complete application packet are as follows:

  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school), national I.D. card and passport personal details page
  • Clear coloured passport size photograph(2cmx2cm)

Application deadline

Closing date for receipt of applications is 20th March, 2016

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