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

For further information and enquiry, click here

2016 Excellence Scholarships for Master’s Degree Programme at Leiden University, Netherlands

ul_logo

Applications are invited for the 2016 Excellence Scholarships for Master’s Degree Programme at Leiden University, Netherlands. Leiden University offers excellence scholarships for excellent students from all nationalities. Scholarships are awarded for all MA, MSc. and LL.M programmes for Non-EU/EEA students and for master’s of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy for students of all nationalities

Scholarship description

This scholarship is for excellent Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme and for excellent students of all nationalities enrolling in a Master of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy. 3 awards are available

Scholarships are awarded for all MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden (for Non-EU/EEA students)

Eligibility

The following categories of students are eligible for this scholarship:

  • Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting February 2016 or September 2016
  • All MA, MSc and LLM programmes that are mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden are eligible for LExS, but note that some programmes have a start date in September only
  • Students of all nationalities enrolling in the Advanced Master programmes in the list below starting February 2016 or September 2016. Note that the programmes listed below have a September start date only, with the exception of Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law: Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law
    Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Business Law
    Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Tax Law
    Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law
    Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Civil & Commercial Law
    Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Law & Digital Technologies
    Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Law & Digital Technologies
    Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Human Rights Law
    Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights
    MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy

Value

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:

  • € 10.000 of the tuition fee
  • € 15.000 of the tuition fee
  • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee (also referred to ashome fee)
    The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department. The type of award has no reflection on the students’ academic level of excellence. Please be aware that the LExS is not a full scholarship

How to apply

Applicants are to fill the Online Application Form. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit.

All LExS applicants will be informed by the scholarship department of Student Educational Affairs in Mid November 2015 for the February 2016 intake and End of April 2016 for the September 2016 intake

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1 October 2015 for all programmes starting in February 2016 and 1 February 2016 for all programmes starting in September 2016

Note: Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2016 Environmental Fellowship Program at Harvard University, USA

huce3_logo_2Applications are invited for the 2016 Environmental Fellowship Program at Harvard University, USA. The Harvard University Center for the Environment is awarding approximately six environmental Fellowships for the 2016 cohort

Fellowship description

The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines

The Harvard University Center for the Environment expects to award approximately six fellowships for the 2016 cohort. The Center will organize a co-curricular program to ensure that the fellows get to know each other and each other’s work. All fellows will attend biweekly dinners with their colleagues, faculty members, and guests

Eligibility

Candidates for 2016 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2012 and August 2016. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2015.)

  • Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research
  • Each candidate must secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to serve as a mentor and to provide office or lab space for the two-year fellowship
  • Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The Center strongly encourages women and minorities to apply
  • Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard generally requires proficiency in English
  • Candidates who received terminal degrees from Harvard, and post-docs currently working at Harvard are eligible for the fellowship provided their research and host arrangements take them in new directions and forge new connections within the University. Harvard candidates should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or lab groups with whom they are currently associated. No candidate should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor
  • Successful candidates should be prepared to commit to work at Harvard for the full two years of the fellowship. This fellowship requires residency in the Cambridge area and any fieldwork trip must be scheduled for the summer or January recess

Value

The fellowship includes the following:

  • A salary of $62,000 per year
  • Employee  health insurance eligibility
  • Up to $2,500 reimbursement for travel expenses and
  • A $2,500 allowance for travel and other professional expenses

How to apply

The mode of applying is online.  Please complete the form and attach the following relevant supporting documents as PDFs:

  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications
  • Detailed research proposal, maximum of five pages, references counted separately. Within the proposal, applicants should explain their reasons for applying to a Harvard residential environmental fellowship.
    Note: While applicants should discuss the proposal with their potential faculty hosts, the final product should clearly be the work of the applicant
  • Up to three publications/writing samples
  • Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation adviser
  • A letter of support is also required from the applicant’s host committing to serve as a mentor and explaining his or her commitment to the proposed research, including the provision of office or lab space and any financial commitments
  • Applicants are encouraged to ask their referees and hosts to email letters of reference as PDFs or, if necessary, as Word documents attached to the emails. Referees and hosts should send their letters directly to the attention of Jean Gauthier at the Center at environmental_fellows-at-harvard.edu

The following will be considered before fellowship is awarded:

  • Applicant’s prior academic and professional success and his or her potential contribution to scholarship or practice
  • Project significance: the potential impact of the research project on scholarship at Harvard and on environmental problems
  • Diversity: The selection committee will select a group of fellows in 2016 who will complement those selected the previous year, creating a group of approximately 13 men and women with diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and a diverse set of academic interests and skills. The ideal group would include fellows working with host faculty members at every one of Harvard’s professional schools and many of the departments overseen by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Recipients—and hosts—may include people with degrees in the sciences, economics, law, government, public policy, public health, medicine, design, and the full array of humanities. Their research topics will be equally varied
  • Interdisciplinary research projects are encouraged, although this is not a requirement for the fellowship. Candidates with interests in a single discipline are encouraged to apply
  • Host’s commitment: the host faculty member’s enthusiasm for the proposed project and fellow, the host’s ability to mentor the fellow, and his or her ability to provide office space and a productive work environment

The Center will notify applicants to confirm receipt of a complete application

Application deadline

The application deadline is 13 January, 2016

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 UNICAF Distance Learning Scholarship in Cyprus for African Students

Applications are invited for the 2015 UNICAF Distance Learning Scholarship in Cyprus for African Students. The UNICAF offers distance learning scholarship for studies towards the MBA, M.Ed or BBA programmes of the University of Nicosia at a fraction of the cost. Scholarship has a value of $20,000 per year. To apply for the UNICAF Scholarship Programme, candidates should be available to commence their academic studies within 6 months from the date of receiving admission to one of the programmes offered

unicaf_logoScholarship description

The UNICAF Scholarship Programme was founded to offer gifted, underprivileged students from Africa the opportunity of furthering their education by studying towards internationally accredited qualifications which are offered fully online or through blended learning. The UNICAF Scholarship Programme is one of the most generous scholarship programmes available to African students and provides opportunities for studies towards undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes leading to awards by one of our partner universities. For the last two decades our partner universities have been offering scholarships to International Students. Successful students were able to make a significant contribution to their home counties at the highest level

Eligibility

To apply for the UNICAF Scholarship Programme, candidates must:

  • Be permanent residents of an African country or Mauritius
  • Be earning less than $20,000 per year
  • Be available to commence their academic studies within 6 months from the date of receiving admission to one of the programmes offered
  • Meet the entry requirements of the respective programme of study

Students from African countries can apply for this scholarship:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe

Value

Scholarship has a value of $20,000 per year

How to apply

Applicants are to fill the Online Application.

Application deadline

Not specified

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 LJMU Roscoe International Scholarships for master Students in the UK

Applications are invited for the 2015 LJMU Roscoe International Scholarships for master Students in the UK. Liverpool John Moores University is awarding International Scholarships for one year taught Masters programme at the University. The scholarships will consist of full tuition fee waiver worth up to £12,000. In order to be considered for this scholarship applicants must have an overall English IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component) or recognised equivalent.

Scholarship description

The Roscoe International Scholarships is a full tuition fee waiver scholarship worth £12,000. The University will be awarding eight Scholarships to exceptional international students accepted onto a one year taught Masters programme at the University. Scholarships are awarded in all subjects available at LJMU.

images-17

Eligibility

In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have an overall English IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component) or recognised equivalent
  • Be a self-funded student
  • Have a valid offer to study a Masters programme at LJMU in September 2015
  • Complete the scholarship application form

Value

The scholarships will consist of full tuition fee waiver worth up to £12,000.

How to apply

Applicants are to fill Online Application Form. Before applying for an LJMU scholarship, you must have firstly made an application to study at LJMU and be in receipt of an offer from the University, otherwise your application will be rejected. Applicants are also required to have the specified English language requirement in advance of making a scholarship application.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 2 June, 2015.

For more information and enquiries, click here

2015 3ie Scholarship for Developing Countries at University of East Anglia in UK

University of East Anglia is inviting applications for the 2015 3ie scholarship for Developing Countries. This scholarship is available for applicants from less developed countries who apply for a place on the Msc Impact Evaluation for International Development. The Scholarship covers £10,000 of the course tuition fee and one return economy flight. All applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course before the deadline.

Scholarship description

This scholarship offers applicants from less developed countries who apply for a place on the Msc Impact Evaluation for International Development the opportunity to study at the University of East Anglia. The Scholarship covers £10,000 of the course tuition fee and one return economy flight.

uea

Eligibility

Applicants must have applied and accepted a place on the Msc Impact Evaluation for International Development at the University of East Anglia to be eligible for this scholarship.

Students from the following less developed countries can apply for this scholarship: 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 Scholarship covers £10,000 of the course tuition fee and one return economy flight.

How to apply

All eligible candidates to whom the School has made an offer are automatically considered for nomination. Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 30 May, 2015.

For more information and application, click here

2015 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Masters Courses in UK

Applications are invited for the 2015 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships to study for a UK Master’s degree while living and working in your home country. Students must be Commonwealth citizens and permanent residents of a developing Commonwealth country to be eligible for these scholarships

Scholarship description

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarships schemes for international study in the world. Since it was established in 1959, around 30,000 individuals have benefited – 24,000 of them have held awards funded by the United Kingdom, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC). This prospectus describes the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships offered by the CSC in 2015/2016.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships provide the opportunity for individuals to study for a UK Master’s degree while living and working in their home country. The scheme was established in 2002, as a direct response to the measures taken by our funder, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), to explore new methods of delivery as part of the drive for poverty reduction. To date, over 2,000 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships have been awarded. The duration of these scholarships is based on the course programme.

The scholarships are awarded in the following subject areas and schools:

  • MSc in Palliative Medicine and Care (Cardiff University)
  • MSc Tropical Forestry (Bangor University)
  • MSc Public Health Promotion (Leeds Beckett University)
  • MSc Clinical Trials, MSc Epidemiology, MSc Global Health Policy, MSc Infectious Diseases and MSc Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • MSc Education for Sustainability (London South Bank University)
  • MSc Water and Environmental Management (Loughborough University)
  • MSc Development Management, MSc Environmental Management (Open University)
  • MSc Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice (SOAS, University of London)
  • MA Education and International Development (UCL Institute of Education)
  • MPH Public Health and Primary Care (University of Manchester)
  • MA Education (Flexible), PGCEi Post Graduate Certificate of Education International (University of Nottingham)
  • MSt International Human Rights Law (University of Oxford)
  • MSc Gerontology (University of Southampton)
  • MSc Dementia Studies (University of Stirling)
  • MSc Finance, LM Information Technology and Telecommunications Law and LLM Internet Law and Policy (University of Strathclyde).

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates should:

  • Me citizens of a developing Commonwealth country, refugees or British protected persons AND be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Normally hold a first degree of upper second-class standard, or higher qualification. In certain cases, we will consider a lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience
  • Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships may not be held concurrently for more than one course

Students from the following developing commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these Commonwealth Distance Learning scholarships.

Anguilla Guyana Pakistan Tonga
Antigua and Barbuda India Papua New Guinea Trinidad and Tobago
Bangladesh Jamaica Rwanda Turks and Caicos Islands
Barbados Kenya St Helena Tuvalu
Belize Kiribati St Kitts and Nevis Uganda
Bermuda Lesotho St Lucia Vanuatu
Botswana Malawi St Vincent and The Grenadines Virgin Islands
Cameroon Malaysia Samoa  Zambia
Cayman Islands Maldives Seychelles  Tristan da Cunha
Dominica Mauritius Sierra Leone  British Virgin Islands
Falkland Islands Montserrat Solomon Islands  Pitcairn Islands
 Fiji Mozambique South Africa
Ghana Namibia Sri Lanka
Gibraltar Nauru Swaziland
Grenada Nigeria Tanzania

Details about the countries can be found here.

Value

The value of this scholarship is not known.

How to apply

Full details of the application process must be obtained from the relevant institution. To apply for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship:

  • You must complete an EAS application. Please note that it is not possible to submit an EAS application after the deadline that you will see when you open an application
  • The UK university will then decide whether or not to nominate you to the CSC
  • The CSC then selects which of the shortlisted nominated candidates to fund.

There are three criteria against which Expressions of Interest and proposals will be considered:

  • The quality of the course, including whether the Expression of Interest/proposal has institutional endorsement, the Quality Assurance record and the track record for delivery of the course through the medium of distance learning
  • The learning opportunities provided for developing country students, including whether the course takes into account appropriate use of technology, whether course providers can identify a target audience of potential applicants and recruit them successfully, and the factors likely to affect candidates’ successful completion of their studies
  • The development impact of the course of study, including how the course content can be applied to the Millennium Development Goals and the subsequent career patterns of course alumni.

Successful providers will be required to conduct their own recruitment process to shortlist a specified number of nominated candidates for Distance Learning Scholarships. A selection committee will then select Scholars from this shortlist in July.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 15 May, 2015.

Important: All students must check the university course website for detailed application. 

For more information and enquiries, please contact the scholarship provider here

2015 University of Twente Scholarship (UTS) in Netherlands for EU/EEA and International Students

Applications are invited for the 2015 University of Twente Scholarship (UTS) in Netherlands. The university will award about 30 scholarships to both EU/EEA and International Students for the 2015 edition of her scholarship programme.

University-of-Twente-224x300Scholarship description

The University of Twente Scholarship (UTS) is an excellence award given to students applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente.

The scholarships are awarded in the following subject areas:

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

The scholarships are offered for a duration of one year. However, the scholarship will only be continued during the second year when students meet the process requirements for the UTS.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a UTS scholarship, you should meet all the requirements below:

  • Your programme starts in September 2015
  • For this application round, you have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the above mentioned UT graduate programmes before 15 March 2015(note: there will be another UTS application round for students that have been (provisionally) admitted to the University after this date. The deadline for the second round will be published in the second week of January)
  • You have to include a motivation letter in your application (250 – 500 words), this motivation letter should explain the following:
  • What you have studied in the past
  • What goal you want to reach through your study at UT
  • How you plan to receive this goal
  • Why you particularly choose to study at the University of Twente
  • You comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable)
  • You comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the sub-score of speaking skills
  • You are not eligible for a Dutch study grant
  • You have completed a pre-master at the University of Twente (if applicable)
  • You may already apply for a UTS even if you have to do a pre-master programme at the University of Twente first. However, you must complete your pre-master programme with a CGPA of 7.5 (out of 10) to be eligible for a UTS and comply with above mentioned requirements.

Note: Dutch students are not eligible for these scholarships.

Value

  • The scholarship has a value of € 6,000 – € 25,000
  • Beneficiaries will have the privilege to attend the opening of the academic year together with VIPs from the University
  • Beneficiaries will become one of the most promising UT students
  • Candidates will also get an exclusive opportunity to take part in an intake for one of the three honours programmes: Research honours, Design honours, or Change leaders
  • In case of a two-year study programme, students can receive an additional UTS of an amount equal to that in the first year to cover the expenses of the second year.

How to apply

Application for this scholarship is done online. In order to apply for this scholarship, you need to be already (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying Master programmes.

Applicants will be notified whether their application was successful or not by 1 May, 2015.

Application deadline

The deadline for admission is 15 March, 2015 while the deadline for UTS is 31, March 2015.

For more information and enquiries, click here

2015 University of Kent, UK, International Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Applications are invited for the 2015 University of Kent, UK, International Scholarships for Undergraduate Students. The university is awarding a number of international scholarships for entry at undergraduate level.

Scholarship description

The University of Kent has a long tradition of welcoming international students and is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for entry at undergraduate level. The scholarships will be worth £5000 per year of study at Kent, towards the cost of tuition fees (for up to three years of study) and are offered to nationals of any country paying international fees.

These scholarships are open to citizens of all countries and are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of Kent.

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, all of the conditions below must have been satisfied:

  • An application must have been made for an undergraduate degree course at the University of Kent
  • The applicant must have received an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional) on a degree course
  • The University must have received confirmation of the applicant’s firm acceptance of the offer by the deadline date

Value

The scholarships will be worth £5000 per year of study at Kent, and are awarded towards the cost of tuition fees (for up to three years of study) and are offered to nationals of any country paying international fees.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the International Scholarship application form (Word Document), which will include an original essay of between 750 to 1,000 words answering the following questions

  • Why have you chosen your selected postgraduate taught degree programme
  • Why have you applied to the University of Kent and
  • How do you see your degree at Kent preparing you for your life after graduation?

Once you have completed your application form please save this and then submit this via your student application portal.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the information provided on your UCAS form, together with the clear thinking and motivation shown in the submitted essay.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 May, 2015.

For more information and enquiries, click here

2015 Engineering for Development (E4D) Doctoral Scholarships in Switzerland

Applications are invited for the 2015 Engineering for Development (E4D) Doctoral Scholarships provided by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development in Switzerland. These scholarships are offered to students who meet the entrance requirements for doctoral studies at ETH Zurich.

Scholarship description

The E4D doctoral scholarship programme aims at promoting the development of products or methods, which are directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries. It awards two doctoral fellowships per year with an amount of 175’000 CHF each. The scholarships are funded by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development.

These doctoral scholarships are offered for three years.

Eligibility

  • Candidates have to meet the entrance requirements for doctoral studies at ETH Zurich
  • Candidate’s research topic has to be innovative and relevant for development
  • The expected impact of candidate’s project for the intended target group should be high
  • The project would have to be conducted with (a) partner(s) in a developing country

Value

The scholarships have a value of 175’000 CHF each.

How to apply

The candidate has to submit a concept note, a CV, certificates and transcripts and a letter of support by the supervising ETH professor via e-mail.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 March, 2015.

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 Denys Holland Scholarship for International Undergraduate Students at UCL, UK

Applications are invited for the 2015 Denys Holland Scholarship for International Undergraduate Students at the University College, London (UCL), UK. This scholarship is open for International Undergraduate Students from any country to pursue full-time undergraduate study in any department of the university.

University-College-LondonScholarship description

Professor Denys Holland, in whose memory the Denys Holland Fund was created via donations from his students, was a sociable, compassionate man. A Professor of Law and Dean of Students, one of his principle concerns was the welfare and fulfillment of students under his care. His admissions policy for the Faculty of Laws was aimed at a broad range of students who would enter fully into college life. Therefore, the Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students from any country, who without the support of the scholarship would be unable to secure the funding required to study at UCL, and who can demonstrate their intention to make full use of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union.

The scholarship is offered for duration of one year in the first instance, but will be renewed subject to satisfactory progress, for up to a total of three years.

Eligibility

Candidates for this scholarship are expected to be in the following categories of students. Students who are:

  • Holding an offer of admission to UCL for full-time undergraduate study in any department
  • In financial hardship, and be able to demonstrate that without the scholarship they would be unable to study at UCL
  • Preferably aged 25 or below at the time of commencing their studies
  • Able to demonstrate that they have broad interests and intend to be actively involved in and contribute to the life of the university.

Value

The scholarship is worth £9,000 per annum and scholars may choose to use all or part of the scholarship to cover fees. Any remainder is paid to the scholar as a maintenance stipend.

How to apply

Candidates are to download and fill the Application Form. Completed application form and supporting documents should be sent via e-mail or post.

Note: The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial hardship, subject to applicants demonstrating their intention to play a full part in extra-curricular activities of UCL and the Students Union.

The Denys Holland Scholarship Committee meets in mid-August, and successful candidates can expect to be notified (initially by email) in early/mid-September.

Application deadline

The deadline for application is 10 July, 2015.

For more information and enquiries, click here