2017 Fully-funded Chancellor’s International Research Scholarships at the University of Sussex, UK

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961. The goal is to deliver teaching and learning programs that are informed by current research, are attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and which deliver skills for life

Scholarship description
The University of Sussex is a high ranking University in the UK. Fully-funded Chancellor’s International Research Scholarships are offered on a yearly basis at this University. These scholarships are available for pursuing pdownload..ostgraduate research program for September 2017 intake. This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated international research scholars at the University of Sussex

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Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses within arts and humanities

Eligibility

Applicants must apply for a Ph.D. in one of the following Schools at the University of Sussex to be eligible for these scholarships:

  • School of English
  • School of Media, Film and Music
  • School of History, Art History and Philosophy

Note: Applicants must be classified as an international fee-paying student and able to commence their Ph.D. in September 2017. 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 of scholarships

The scholarship covers international fees and provides a stipend that matches that provided for UK doctoral students by the UK Research Council

How to apply

  • Applicants will need to complete two online applications in order to be considered for a scholarship
  • Applicants must apply online for a Ph.D. at Sussex (the deadline for applications has yet to be confirmed)
  • Applicants must complete a separate online application for the scholarship (the deadline for applications has yet to be confirmed).

When completing the scholarship application, applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • Project Summary (no longer than 2 sides of A4 and needs to outline the overall goals and proposed a timeline of the proposed research project. It must contain details of any language training and fieldwork that will be necessary to carry out the proposed research
  • Two references (at least one must be an academic reference)
  • In addition, applicants will need to provide their University of Sussex application number when completing the scholarship application form (the application number will be provided once applicants have applied for a Ph.D.)

Application deadline

The application deadline is 29 January, 2017

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2017 Victoria Scholarships for International Students in Australia

Winning a Scholarship award is one of the ways to survive on campus.  However, scholarships are awarded with some criteria such as academic excellence, financial status, country of origin, etc. Victoria University is offering scholarships for domestic and international students to study in Australia. These scholarships are available for graduate researchers undertaking a research project at the university

Scholarship description

Victoria University has world-leading researchers available to supervise successful graduate research scholarship applicants to become the next generation of research-qualified professionals. Victoria University (VU) is a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) based in Melbourne, Australia. It is a dual-sector tertiary institution providing courses in both higher education and Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

download (1)VU has the following Research Focus Areas: Applied Informatics, Creative Arts & Writing, Diversity, Communities & Wellbeing, Education & Lifelong Learning, Food Sciences & Nutrition, Health & Biomedicine, Sport, exercise Science & Active Living, Strategic Economics & Finance, Supply Chain & Logistics and Sustainability & Innovation

There are different scholarships at Victoria University and there are eligibility criteria for each;

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA): To be eligible for an APA, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens or have been granted permanent resident status (This includes New Zealand citizens who are granted permanent residency status on arrival)
  • Have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement
  • Have achieved First Class Honours or equivalent results (80% or higher on VU Grading Scale)
  • Be undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral research degree in 2017
  • Enrol as a full-time student (Part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)
  • Have their enrolment into the proposed degree approved by Victoria University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (VUPRS)

VU Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUPRS): To be eligible for a VU Postgraduate Research Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens or have been granted permanent resident status (This includes New Zealand citizens who are granted permanent residency status on arrival)
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • Be undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral research degree in 2016
  • Enrol as a full-time student (Part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)

Victoria University Diversity Scholarship (VU Diversity Scholarship): To be eligible for a Diversity Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens, or have been granted permanent resident status (This includes New Zealand citizens who are granted permanent residency status on arrival)
  • Can provide evidence that you have experienced one or more of the following that have disrupted or adversely affected your studies:
  • Traumatic events beyond your control
  • Significant illness and/or disability
  • Socioeconomic and/or family circumstances
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • Be undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral research degree in 2017
  • Enrol as a full-time student (Part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)
  • Have had their enrolment into the proposed degree approved by the institution

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS): To be eligible for an IPRS and VUIPRS, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of any country other than Australia or New Zealand
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • Meet the University’s academic entrance requirements for enrolment into a research degree
  • Meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements for enrolment in a research degree
  • Be commencing a Masters by Research or Doctoral degree in 2017
  • Enrol as a full-time student
  • Priority will be given to applicants who pursue a program of study in one of Victoria University’s areas of research focus

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:

  • All Ph.D., Professional Doctorate and Masters by Research applicants must meet the University’s minimum academic entry requirement of a 70% (Distinction VU standard) average in the most relevant qualifying degree
  • To be considered for a graduate research scholarships in what is always a highly competitive process, applicants are expected to have at minimum 1st class honours (80%+ average) or the equivalent to 1st class honours.

Applicants must present any of the accepted evidence to demonstrate English language proficiency:

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score (no band less than) 6.5 (6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score: 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading18, Writing 22)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score (with no section score less than): 58-64 (50)
  • The University of Cambridge – Advanced (CAE): Total score of 58
  • VU English – University Preparation UPP (Postgraduate): Achieved
  • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) – EAP 2 (advanced): A grade

The values of the scholarships are as follows:

The Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) has a value of $25,849 while VU Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUPRS) has a value of $25,849. VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS) awards $25,849 while International Postgraduate Research Scholarship awards $25,849. VU Diversity Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUDPRS) has a value of $25,849 while Vice-Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award has a value of $35,000

Procedures to apply for these scholarships

The mode of applying is electronically. Applicants need only submit one application to be considered for a graduate research scholarship commencing 2016. The applicants have to follow this procedure:

  • Select a degree
  • Check eligibility for a graduate research scholarship
  • Ensure you meet minimum academic entry requirements
  • Review Areas of Research Focus
  • Prepare Research Proposal and CV
  • Confirm supervisor
  • Submit application
  • Referee reports

You can find the Application Form Here

Application deadline

Receipt of scholarship application from international students is expected to end on 30 September 2016 and 28 October 2016 for domestic students. Note: For domestic students applications will open on 1 September 2016

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2016/2017 Lithuanian State Scholarships for Full Time Master Studies

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Lithuanian State Scholarships for Full Time Master Studies. These Scholarships will give beneficiaries the opportunity to undertake full-time master studies in one of the Lithuanian higher education institutions

Scholarship description

The Education Exchanges Support Foundation (hereinafter – “the Foundation”) is a national agency entrusted with the administration of Erasmus+ and Lifelong Learning programmes and other initiatives funded by the European Commission (EC) and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in the field of education and vocational training, which has been successfully operating since 2007. The foundation helps to disseminate the idea of lifelong learning and provide everyone with the opportunity to acquire international experience

The foundation provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development. Scholarships are awarded in all subjects

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these scholarships:

  • Candidate must be a national of one of the following countries: Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Ukraine, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Uzbekistan and People’s Republic of China or a foreigner of Lithuanian origin (other than citizens of the European Union member states, and European Economic Area member states)
  • Candidate must be a graduate of a first cycle (Bachelor degree) studies
  • Candidate must have an official letter of acceptance for full-time Master degree studies from one of the Lithuanian higher education institutions
  • English language Requirements: 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

All approved candidates will receive a monthly scholarship of 380 Euros for the whole duration of the studies. The benefit to cover the study price will be offered only for the nationals from Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Ukraine, and foreign citizens of the Lithuanian origin

How to apply

Applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania in person no later than July 10, 2016, by mail (Egle.Fiseraite-at-smm.lt) or by the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Lithuania in a foreign country. The commission formed by the Minister of Education and Science (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) will examine the applications received no later than July 10, 2016

Required documents:

  • A copy of the identity document

The following copies certified by the procedure established by the laws:

  • A document certifying completion of a higher education institution or adequate education (diploma and enclosure, therefore) and its translation into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • If a foreigner completed the first-cycle studies, but no certificate (diploma and enclosure thereto) was issued to him/her, he/she can submit a certificate of a higher education institution based in a foreign country, which must specify the study programme completed, courses or modules passed, their credits and assessments, assessment of the final examination or theme of the final project and its assessment, and its translation into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • A document certifying the level of the study language command
  • A copy of the document issued by a competent institution, certifying the minimum B2 level of study language command according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or a copy of TOEFL IBT certificate (minimum assessment is 72 points), a copy of TOEFL Paper certificate (minimum assessment is 484 points), or a copy of IELTS certificate (minimum assessment is 5 points)
  • Documents certifying achievements in research (artistic) activities
  • Published research articles and their translations into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Certificates on speeches delivered at scientific conferences and their translations into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Artistic activity folder (if a foreigner will study in the field of art) in Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Motivational letter in Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Recommendation (recommendations) in Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • A copy of the confirmation issued by a Lithuanian higher education institution that the foreigner was admitted or is studying in the second-cycle full-time study programme, with an indication of the foreigner’s name, surname, study programme, which the foreigner studies, and state code, foreigner’s study period
  • Contact details – address in the country of origin, e-mail address, phone number, Skype username

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania in person no later than July 10, 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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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 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

For more information and enquiries, click here

2016 University of Queensland International (UQI), (Australia), Scholarships for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 University of Queensland International (UQI), (Australia), Scholarships for International Students

If you looking for recognized higher education, the prestige of Australia, University of Queensland is offering scholarships to outstanding international students undertaking a research higher degree

Scholarship description

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. The mission of the UQ University is to influence society by engaging in the pursuit of excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ helps shape the future by bringing together and developing leaders in their fields to inspire the next generation and to advance ideas that benefit the world. UQ strives for the personal and professional success of its students, staff and alumni

Eligibility

In order to apply applicants must have a score equivalent to four semesters of Sound Achievement in Queensland Studies Authority English or Australian or international equivalent. Less than four semesters may be considered for some programs and at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing

Applicants must also meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an international student studying full-time and onshore in Australia
  • Be nominated by the enrolling school or institute
  • Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the research higher degree program
  • Not hold a qualification at the same or a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking
  • Not be receiving an award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the UQI rate to undertake the research higher degree program
  • A part-time student, who is resident on a temporary resident visa, with career’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis
  • Students can be considered for scholarship twice. Consideration can be prior to enrolment, or in any scholarship round up to and including the first round after the confirmation milestone is achieved
  • In instances where the candidate is awarded a scholarship after commencement, there will be no retrospective payments of this scholarship
  • Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The applicant must be an international student studying full-time and onshore in Australia is eligible to apply for this programme

English Language Requirements: In order to gain entry to an academic program at UQ, you will have to demonstrate that you have the appropriate level of English language skills

Test Requirement: Applicants have to take equivalent tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic are also accepted and other qualifications and experience may also be considered

Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE)

Value

  • This scholarship covers tuition fees and $26,288 per annum (2016 rate), indexed annually
  • The UQI scholarship is a UQ funded scholarship which provides a tuition fee award and a living allowance
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is not covered by this scholarship
  • The living allowance scholarship is co-funded by the Graduate School and the enrolling school or institute.  Therefore nomination for this scholarship depends on the funding being available within your enrolling school or institute

How to apply

  • To apply for admission to the UQ PhD or MPhil program and a scholarship, visit the UQ Graduate School website
  • The Postgraduate Administration Officer (PGAO) in your proposed enrolling school or institute will be able to help you through the application process and assist you with any questions you may have
  • Students can apply at any time for admission to research higher degree programs. However, students who wish to be considered for a UQ Graduate School scholarship should note that the RHD Scholarship Selection Committee meets two times a year to select the recipients. In order to have your scholarship application considered for recommendation by the school/institute we advise that you submit your application for admission and scholarship as early as possible
  • Application Form Link

To demonstrate your English language proficiency via Queensland Studies Authority English or equivalent Australian or international studies, you must provide certified copies of all relevant academic transcripts and award certificates with your application

For other students satisfying requirements with IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic results, specific arrangements apply. Tests must be taken within two years of commencing study at UQ

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadline is 5 February, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 University of Otago International Research Master’s Scholarship in New Zealand

University-of-OtagoApplications are invited for the 2016 University of Otago International Research Master’s Scholarship in New Zealand. University of Otago is awarding up to four international scholarships for undertaking a thesis-based master’s program

Scholarship description

There are four University of Otago International Masters Scholarships available per year; one per teaching Division. Due to the limited number of these scholarships, applicants require very good grades to be successful. They only recommend applying if your grades in the later years of your degree are at A or A+ level. International Master’s Scholarships are currently available in each Division for candidates planning to start within the time frames specified. Note that these dates can change based on submission or withdrawal of current candidates

Scholarships are awarded in following divisions: Commerce/School of Business, Health Science, Humanities and Science

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Obtaining their first Master’s qualification
  • International students
  • Undertaking a thesis-based Master’s
  • These scholarships are available for international students

Value

These scholarships include NZ$13,000 stipend per annum, international tuition fees waiver (excludes student services fee and insurance)

How to apply

Applications for research Master’s scholarship should usually occur either:

  • When applying for admission (if the degree is by thesis only, or if the thesis will begin straight away), in which case you will receive an alert in your eVision portal after applying for admission to your program inviting you to apply for a scholarship; or
  • Just before the thesis component is about to begin (usually at the start of the second year for a master’s degree by papers and thesis), in which case you will receive a notification in your eVision portal after enrolling in your thesis paper

Note: Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1 October, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

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

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

Scholarship description

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

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

Eligibility

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

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

Value

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

How to apply

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

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

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

The dates of notifications are as follows:

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

Application deadline

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

For more information, enquiries and application, click here