2017 Iceland Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Applications are invited for the 2017 Iceland Government Scholarships for Foreign Students. 15 Icelandic Government Scholarships are available for the period from September 1st, 2017 to April 30th, 2018

Scholarship description

The aim of the Icelandic Government Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students.

The scholarship program is administrated by the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Approximately 15 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st, 2017 to April 30th, 2018.

Scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic. Subjects covered include morphology, syntax, and phonetics of modern Icelandic. The students read both old and modern literature and learn about the history of Iceland from settlement to modern times. Additionally, students are introduced to translations

Eligibility

  • Students must have completed at least one year of University study
  • Students must also have prior knowledge of Icelandic according to the requirements for BA study in Icelandic as a second language (Icelandic knowledge on the level with the courses Icelandic Online 1 and 2)
  • Preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate under 35 years of age
  • Applicants should have knowledge of English and Icelandic language

Nationals of the following countries are eligible:

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America

Value

The scholarship covers registration fees at the University and a monthly stipend of approximately ISK 130.000 – that should cover room and board for one person, payable at the beginning of each month, September to April. A room will be available for rent in one of the University dormitory, Gamli Garður

How to apply

The mode of applying is by post or electronically. Application should include the following documents (in English, Icelandic or other Scandinavian languages):

  • CV
  • University transcripts / copies of diplomas with grades
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic supervisors at your University
  • Language certificate (English and/or Icelandic)
  • Application Form

Application deadline

The application deadline is December 1, 2016

For further information and enquiry, click here

2016/2017 HKSAR Government Scholarships in Hong Kong for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 HKSAR Government Scholarships in Hong Kong for International Students. The Government of Hong Kong is offering scholarships for local and non-local students for the academic year 2016/2017

Scholarship description

These scholarships are available for pursuing full-time degree programmes at participating universities in Hong Kong.

With a view to attracting outstanding local students to advance their studies at home and meritorious non-local students to pursue higher education opportunities in Hong Kong, the HKSAR Government established in 2008 the $1 billion HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (the Fund) to recognize outstanding local and non-local students

The aim of education for Hong Kong is to promote students’ whole-person development and life-long learning capabilities. Education helps to unleash human potentials and enhance people qualities and the competitiveness of the HKSAR. The scholarships are available for pursuing full-time publicly-funded programmes at degree or above levels at the following participating institutions:

  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Lingnan University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and
  • The Vocational Training Council

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following guidelines as follows:

Talent Development Scholarship (TDS): To be eligible for the TDS, students must:

  • Be currently pursuing full-time publicly-funded/UGC-funded undergraduate and postgraduate program
  • Achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent, or
  • Have a recommendation from respective supervisor(s) (applicable for postgraduate research students); and
  • Receive an award in either inter-institution, local, regional or national event within recent three years (from January 1, 2012 – present) in one of the following areas with documentary proof: Sports and games; Music and performing arts; Culture, arts and design; or Innovation, science, and technology.

Reaching Out Award (ROA): To be eligible to apply for the ROA, students must:

  • Be currently pursuing full-time publicly-funded/UGC-funded undergraduate or postgraduate program
  • Achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent, or
  • Have a recommendation from respective supervisor(s) (applicable for postgraduate research students); and
  • Participate in an outreaching activity that is conducted outside Hong Kong in the academic year 2016/17 with proof of admission/enrolment.

Endeavour Merit Award: EMA shall be made on the basis of merits to students with SEN who:

  • Are currently pursuing full-time publicly-funded/UGC-funded undergraduate or postgraduate program
  • Achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent, or
  • Have a recommendation from respective supervisor(s) (applicable for postgraduate research students); and
  • Are able to provide documentary proof of SEN

Note: Local and international students can apply for the scholarships and would have to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English. Scholarships are provided to study all the subjects offered by the university

Value

  • The scholarship is $40,000 per year for local students and $80,000 per year for non-local students
  • In 2011, the Government injected $250 million into the Fund to extend the benefit to students of full-time publicly-funded sub-degree programs offered by five institutions ( the programmes City University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKAPA and the Vocational Training Council) from 2011/12 academic year onwards.  The scholarship award for these sub-degree students is between $20,000 to $30,000 per year for both local and non-local students

How to apply

Participating institutions will nominate students for the selection by the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund Steering Committee. Interested students should apply for undergraduate study with participating higher education institutions

Application deadline

The application deadline varies from university to university

For more information and enquiry, click here

Free IELTS Preparation Course by the University of Benin

The University of Cambridge is offering a free online course to prepare for IELTS (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is English language proficiency test for non-native English language speakers required by the universities in UK, Australia and New Zealand for admission purposes.

The new five-week course, Inside IELTS: Preparing for the Test with the Experts, is for anyone who wants to study abroad and have English language qualification. This free online course is created by Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge), who produce the IELTS test. The course will start on September 12, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length:  5 weeks
Effort: 3 hours per week
Subject: IELTS
Institution: University of Cambridge and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on September 12, 2016

Providers’ Details

Cambridge English Language Assessment is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge. Their role is to develop and deliver English language testing, teacher development, and curriculum reform worldwide, as part of the University’s educational mission. They have around 650 staff working in offices in more than 20 countries worldwide and a global network of 2,800 authorized centres who deliver our exams.

FutureLearn is a social learning platform based in the UK and providing free, online courses from the world’s leading educators. They have over 3 million registered learners studying over 6.5 million courses.

About This Course

  • What skills are important for success in the IELTS Academic test?
  • How do IELTS examiners assess your level?
  • What do you need to do in order to improve your IELTS band score?

This five-week course will help you find answers to questions like these.

Why Take This Course?

Applicants will learn about the skills they need for IELTS Academic and beyond, on this free online course from the experts who produce the test.

Learning Outcomes

Applicants will get a clearer idea of what and how to study, both to prepare for the test and to develop your academic English skills. By the end of the course, they will:

  • Understand how IELTS Writing and Speaking are assessed and have an opportunity to share your own writing and speaking with experts and other learners
  • Know more about the different Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tasks in the test and how to do your best in these
  • Understand your own strengths and needs, so that you can get a better IELTS band score and improve your English
  • See how English is used at university, and how this is related to the IELTS test
  • And be able to prepare for the IELTS test in a way that will benefit them beyond the exam

Instructors

Gad Lim

Dr. Gad Lim is Principal Research Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment. He conducts research on second language learning, teaching, and testing.

Requirements

  • This course is for anyone who wants to improve their IELTS score. It is especially useful for people who want to take IELTS Academic and go to university
  • University has tried to use simple English in the course as much as possible, but we recommend your English is at least level B1 (around IELTS band 4.5 or higher) to take the course
  • The course is aimed at people preparing for IELTS Academic. If you are preparing for IELTS General Training, you will find that some of this course is useful for you, but not all. Of course, you are welcome to join. Speaking and Listening are the same in Academic and General Training, but Reading and Writing are different.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course websitelink
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s))

For more information, enquiry and application, click here

University of Glasgow Free Online Course on Multilingual Learning

Applications are invited for the University of Glasgow Free Online Course on Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World. This three-week course will deepen your understanding of other languages and cultures through consideration of language rights

Programme description

The overall aim of this course is to explore multilingual education and how it can impact and improve education and even wider society. The course will start on June 13, 2016

Length:  3 weeks
Effort:  4 hours per week
Subject: Multilingual Learning
Institution: University of Glasgow and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on June 13, 2016

Providers’ Details

The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and is striving to change the world with its expertise. Its annual earnings for research are £175m, which means that it can make important discoveries, whether that’s finding a way to detect malaria in minutes, or contributing to the biggest particle physics experiment in the world: the Large Hadron Collider.

About This Course

This free online course will explore multilingual education and how it can impact and improve education and even wider society.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. It is presented in both English.

In this course, you will explore how people’s language practice and the personal connection people have to the language(s) they speak, provoke important philosophical and pedagogical questions around the ways we form personal relationships, engage in business relations and even view the world around us.

Learning Outcomes

In summary, during the course you will:

  • Be introduced to different multilingual environments, consider what these mean for learning languages, and encounter some of the latest research in researching for working multilingually
  • Experience and critically evaluate the idea of active citizenship, discovering ways in which language minorities can be empowered through the equal treatment of all languages and cultures
  • Deepen your understanding of other languages and cultures through consideration of language rights, existing educational films and workshops developed through their practices
  • Address the ways in which the creative and performing arts can help translate meanings and enhance understandings in multilingual environments

Instructors

Alison Phipps

Alison Phipps is Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNET) & Principal Investigator: AHRC RM Borders.

Aneta Marren

Aneta Marren is an English for Academic Purposes tutor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Glasgow University.

Elwira Grossman

Elwira Grossman is Director of Comparative Literature Programme and Lecturer in Polish Studies at the University of Glasgow. She has been working with GRAMNET since 2010.

Giovanna Fassetta

Dr Giovanna Fassetta is a lecturer in Intercultural Literacies and Languages in Education at the University of Glasgow.

Katja Frimberger

Bilingual Deutsch-English/ Arts-based researcher at Glasgow Uni/ Drama Enthusiast/ Language Teacher/ Norddeutsche with Home in Scotland/ Cowboy Boots Lover/ Weakness: Nervous public speaker.

Maria Grazia Imperiale

She is a Ph.D. student on the AHRC RM Borders at the University of Glasgow.

Kasia Uflewska-Watson (Educator)

Researcher of migration at the University of Glasgow; passionate about culture, cultural identities, language and education in the digital era.

Requirements

There are no prior requirements to join this course. As you prepare for it, you should start to consider the following:

  • What languages do you speak?
  • What kinds of arts do you practice? For example, dance, music or visual art.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the coursewebsite
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s))

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 UNAOC Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and Europe & North America (EUNA) Fellowship Programme

Applications are invited for the 2016 UNAOC Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and Europe & North America (EUNA) Fellowship Programme

Fellowship description

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was established in 2005 as a special political initiative of then Secretary-General Kofi Annan, co-sponsored by the Governments of Spain and Turkey

The UNAOC Fellowships aims at fostering intercultural exchange and interfaith understanding by engaging with emerging leaders and young professionals from Europe, North-America (EUNA), the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA).The main objective of the Fellowship Program is to challenge cultural stereotypes and develop cross-cultural partnerships between peoples from different faiths and cultures

These Fellowships provides participants with a firsthand exposure to diversity and with the opportunity to experience cultural immersion while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In 2016, the Fellowship Program will also focus on Education as a tool to prevent radicalization and xenophobia.

This is a two-week fellowships programme. During two weeks, the EUNA cohort and the MENA cohort will visit each other’s region and interact with a wide range of local actors and partners

Eligibility

In order to be eligible applicants must be fluent in English

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships
Call for Applications to candidates from EUNA countries
To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • From the U.S., Canada, or an European country
  • Born between January 1st1978 and December 31st, 1991
  • Fluent in English
  • Be directly involved, at a professional and/or personal level in the field of Education through their work in politics, civil society, media, religious associations, community initiatives, official institutions, academia, think-tanks, arts, and any other fields relevant to the Fellowship Program’s objectives
  • In possession of a passport valid at least 6 months beyond October 2016 (April 2017 and beyond)
  • Available to travel for a period of 18 days in October or November 2016 as scheduled by UNAOC. Final dates will be confirmed 4 weeks before departure
  • Must not have participated in any of UNAOC programs before

Call for Applications to candidates from MENA countries
To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • From the Middle East or North Africa
  • Born between January 1st1978 and December 31st, 1991
  • Fluent in English
  • Be directly involved, at a professional and/or personal level in the field of Education through their work in politics, civil society, media, religious associations, community initiatives, official institutions, academia, think-tanks, arts, and any other fields relevant to the Fellowship Program’s objectives
  • In possession of a passport valid at least 9 months beyond October 2016 (July 2017 and beyond)
  • Available to travel for a period of 18 days in October or November 2016 as scheduled by UNAOC. Final dates will be confirmed 4 weeks before departure
  • Must not have participated in any of UNAOC programs before
  • Candidates from Europe and North America (EUNA) and from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are eligible to apply for these fellowships

How to apply

The mode of application is online. Applicants should fill the online application forms.

EUNA Application Form

MENA Application Form

Application deadline

Fellowship application deadline is June 26th, 2016, to participate in the 2016 edition of the UNAOC Fellowship Program

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016/2017 University of Kent International Scholarships for Masters Programme in the UK

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 University of Kent International Scholarships for Masters Programme in the UK. These scholarships are available for students who have an unconditional offer to study postgraduate (taught) degree courses at the University

Scholarship description

This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated international students who have been offered a full-time place at the University of Kent

The University’s aim is to provide an excellent education, delivered by world-class researchers and accomplished educators, to all those who have the ability and are ambitious and motivated to learn

Students whose first language is not English, and who live/study in a non-majority English-speaking country are required to have an appropriate grade/score in an approved English language examination. Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, all of the conditions 1 to 3 below must have been satisfied:

  • An application must have been made for a postgraduate (taught) degree course at the University of Kent (any location of study is permissible)
  • The applicant must have received an unconditional offer of a place on such a degree course
  • The University must have received confirmation of the applicant’s firm acceptance of the offer by the deadline date
  • International students can apply for these scholarships
  • The applicant must have received an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional) on a degree course

Value

The scholarships will be worth £5000 (for one year of study) towards the cost of tuition fees

How to apply

Applications for the International Scholarships must be made via admitted applicants portal. Once logged in, click on My Scholarships and Bursaries. Applicants will then see a list of scholarships that they may be eligible to apply for.  Click on Apply and follow the steps to submit their application. As part of their application, they will need to upload an essay, which should be submitted as either a Word or PDF document. For this essay, please write no more than 750 words on a topic about which they are passionate and which is relevant to their selected degree programme Application Form

Application deadline

The deadline to apply for the 2016/17 academic year is 31 May, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2017 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for College of Technology Students

Applications are invited for the 2017 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for College of Technology Students. The invitation is made by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for college scholarships available for international students to study at a Japanese college of technology

Scholarship description

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2017

Japanese Government Scholarship aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between your country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world. All classes will be given in the Japanese language

Scholarships are available to study at a Japanese college of technology. A graduated grantee will be awarded a diploma and an associate degree. Those who wish to study in Japan as students at a college of technology must choose a field from the following specialisation:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information, Communication and Network Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Maritime Engineering
  • Other Fields

Eligibility

  • Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. Applicants with no official nationality are also eligible to apply. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicant’s nationality
  • Age: Applicants generally must have been born on April 2, 1995, between April 1, 2000
  • Academic Background: Applicants, in principle, must have graduated from an upper secondary school (viz. have completed 11 years of school education starting from elementary school). Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2017 are eligible.)
  • Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. In addition, in general, applicants must be willing to receive college of technology education in Japanese
  • Health: Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would impede the pursuit of study at Japanese schools
  • Arrival in Japan: In principle, the selected applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2017
  • Visa Requirement, Applicants must acquire College Student (ryugaku) visas before entering Japan. They then enter Japan with the College Student (ryugaku) residence status. Please also note that those who change their visa status to one other than College Student after arrival in Japan will lose their qualification to be Japanese Government Scholarship recipients from the date when their visa status changes
  • Others: While the applicant is studying in Japan, he/she shall contribute to mutual understanding between Japan and the home country by participating in activities at schools and communities with the aim of contributing to the internationalisation of Japan. The applicant shall make efforts to promote relations between the home country and Japan by maintaining close relations with the university attended after graduation, cooperating with the conducting of surveys and questionnaires after the return home, and cooperating with all relevant projects and events conducted by Japanese diplomatic missions in the applicant’s home country

Students who have the nationality of the following countries which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government can apply for the scholarship:

Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam

North America: Canada and the United States of America. Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentine, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vatican

Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestinian Authority

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

Value

  • Allowance: 117,000 yen per month. (In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added. The monetary amount each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons.) The scholarship is cancelled in principle if the recipient is absent from the college of technology or preparatory Japanese-teaching institution for an extended period
  • Travelling costs:
    Transportation to Japan: The recipient will be provided, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, with an economy-class aeroplane ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her home country residence to the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses. Expenses such as inland transportation from his/her home address to the international airport, airport tax, airport usage fees, special taxes on travel, or inland transportation within Japan will not be covered
    Transportation from Japan: In principle, the recipient who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be provided, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for travel from the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses to the international airport nearest to his/her home address
  • Tuition and Other Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by the Japanese government

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic missions by the required date. The submitted documents will not be returned

  • Scholarship application form
    Academic transcript for the past 3 years
  • Graduation certificate from the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate)
  • Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended
  • Medical certificate
  • Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university)

A grantee that has completed the prescribed course at the preparatory school will go on to a college of technology designated by MEXT. The college of technology will be decided by MEXT upon consultation with the college concerned. No objection by the grantee against the decision will be allowed

Application deadline

The deadline of the applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Undergraduate Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Undergraduate Students. Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences at Japanese universities

Scholarship description

Japanese Government Scholarship aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between your country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ? MEXT ? offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2017 as follows.

Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of study (major) from (1) or (2) below. Applicants may enter a first, second, and third choice:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities-A: Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language, others
  • Social Sciences and Humanities-B: Economics, Business Administration
  • Note 1: Applicants who wish to major in fields other than those listed above (“others”) may have difficulties in finding universities that can accept them
  • Note 2: Any fields related to “Economics” and “Business Administration” in Humanities B are not included in “others.”
  • Natural Sciences Natural Sciences-A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering), other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology). Natural Sciences-B: Agricultural studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic studies (Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing), and Science (Biology). Natural Sciences-C: Medicine, and Dentistry
  • Note: A student who intends to major in Natural Sciences and would like to choose more than one major is required to choose and select first-, second-, and third-choice subjects from the subjects in parentheses from within the same course (i.e. Natural Sciences A, B or C). However, a student who selects Course C as his/her first choice may choose his/her second-choice subjects from Course B or C and third-choice subject from Course B as Course C offers only two subjects

Eligibility

  • Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicant’s nationality
  • Age: Applicants generally must have been born on April 2, 1995, and April 1, 2000
  • Academic Background: Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2017 are eligible. Includes those wishing to enroll for direct placement in the fall term who are expected to graduate by the end of August 2017.) Applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements for a Japanese university are also eligible
  • Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese
  • Health: Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would impede the pursuit of study at Japanese universities
  • Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and ?th of April 2017. If an applicant is to enroll in his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he or she must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan by the date specified by the accepting university
  • Visa Requirement: Applicants must acquire College Student (ryugaku) visas before entering Japan. They then enter Japan with the College Student (ryugaku) residence status. Please also note that those who change their visa status to one other than College Student after arrival in Japan will lose their qualification to be Japanese Government Scholarship recipients from the date when their visa status changes
  • Others: While the applicant is studying in Japan, he/she shall contribute to mutual understanding between Japan and the home country by participating in activities at schools and communities with the aim of contributing to the internationalization of Japan. The applicant shall make efforts to promote relations between the home country and Japan by maintaining close relations with the university attended after graduation, cooperating with the conducting of surveys and questionnaires after they return home, and cooperating with all relevant projects and events conducted by Japanese diplomatic missions in the applicant’s home country.


Students who have the nationality of the following countries which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government can apply for this scholarship:

Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam

North America: Canada and United States of America

Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentine, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vatican

Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestinian Authority

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

Value

Scholarship includes the following:

  • Allowance:
  • 117,000 yen per month. (In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added
  • The monetary amount each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons.)
  • The scholarship is cancelled in principle if the recipient is absent from the university or preparatory Japanese-teaching institution for an extended period
  • The scholarship will also be cancelled in principle in the following situations:
  • If the recipient has been receiving the scholarship despite his/her falling under any of the following situations, the recipient will be ordered to return the amount of scholarship that he/she received during the period wherein he/she was involved with any of the following situations
  • The recipient is determined to have made a false statement on his/her application
  • The recipient violates any article of his/her pledge to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • The recipient violates any Japanese laws and is sentenced to imprisonment with or without work for life or for a period of exceeding 1 year. However, this shall not apply to those who were found guilty with suspension of execution of sentences
  • The recipient is subject to disciplinary action by the university, including expulsion (The scholarship payment may be stopped during the period up until punishment is decided by the university, etc.)
  • It has been determined that it will be impossible for the recipient to complete the training course within the standard time period because of poor academic grades or suspension from the university
  • The recipient’s residence status has changed to one other than College Student as defined in the Appended Table I-4 of the Immigration Act
  • The recipient has received a scholarship from another institution (excluding those specified for research expenditures)
  • The recipient has proceeded to a higher level of education without receiving approval for an extension of the period of the scholarship
  • Travelling Costs: Transportation to Japan:
  • The recipient will be provided, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, with an economy-class airplane ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her home country residence * to the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses
  • Expenses such as inland transportation from his/her home address to the international airport, airport tax, airport usage fees, special taxes on travel, or inland transportation within Japan will NOT be covered. (*The address in the country of the recipient’s nationality stated in the application form is in principle regarded as the recipient’s “home country residence.”)
  • Transportation from Japan: In principle, the recipient who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be provided, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for travel from the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses to the international airport nearest to his/her home address
  • Note 1: If a grantee returns home without the granting of an extension even though he/she may have applied for an extension of the scholarship period, he/she will not, in principle, be reimbursed for the travel expenses to return to the home country
  • Note 2: Any aviation and accident insurance to and from Japan shall be paid for by the recipient
  • Note 3: If a grantee continues to stay in Japan after the scholarship period has ended, he/she will not be paid travel expenses to return to the home country for a temporary return
  • Tuition and Other Fees:
  • Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by the Japanese government

How to apply

Applicants will need to submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • Placement Preference Form
  • Academic transcript for the past 3 years
  • Graduation certificate from the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate) transcript issued either by alma master or by applicants’ national government
  • Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended
  • Medical certificate
  • Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university) if applicable
  • Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable

 

Application deadline

The deadline of the applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country

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2016 NNI Research Fellowships for International Applicants in Nutrition

Applications are invited for the 2016 NNI Research Fellowships for International Applicants in Nutrition. This Nutrition Fellowships will enable young health professionals from developing countries to access postgraduate training through leading institutions

Fellowship description

The Nestlé Nutrition Institute shares leading science-based information and education with health professionals, scientists and nutrition communities and stakeholders, in an interactive way. The Institute 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

Fellowship for awarded for such program which include, but is not limited to: learning a specific laboratory technique, statistics, nutrition, etc

Eligibility

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

  • Fellowships are available for post graduate qualifications only
  • Fellow has to be affiliated with an academic/clinical institution
  • Potential candidates should submit an application describing their interest in participating in the NNI Research training Fellowship
  • Candidates from anywhere in the world (except USA) can apply for these nutrition fellowships
  • 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

  • The NNI grant up to 40’000 CHF which can be used to pay course registration fees, round trip travel to the host institution, lodging and living expenses and health insurance coverage for the duration of the course
  • The amount of 40’000 CHF applies for the longer length projects (12 months)
  • A proportion of this amount will be paid to shorter duration projects
  • The NNI grant will be given to the Host Institution which will disburse it to the fellow
  • In no case will any money be given directly from the NNI to the fellow

Note: scholarship can be taken anywhere in the World (Priority consideration for this prestigious fellowship will be given to candidates in junior positions from emerging countries)

How to apply

Applications should be sent by email to NNI-at-nestle.com or by fax to + 41 21 924 2836.

Application Form Link

The application form must be accompanied by the following:

  • Details of their current level of training
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A plan of the proposed training/activity clearly indicating its specific outcomes and
  • Two letters of recommendation (1 from the institution where the candidate is working and 1 from the host institution*)
  • Letter stating intent to return to the home country upon completion of the training program

Note: *Host Institution (Sites) – any scientific institution offering a program in the fields of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition

Application deadline

Application deadline is October 1st

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2016/2017 Academic Scholarships at Hamburg University in Germany for Master Students

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Academic Scholarships at Hamburg University in Germany for Master Students. The scholarships are awarded to International Students

Scholarship description

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated international research scholars at Hamburg University.

Applicants must have completed their school education outside of Germany or have graduated from a Studienkolleg. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study at Hamburg

Scholarships are available in all subjects available at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (except Design degree programmes as well as Public Health, Public Management, Sozial- und Gesundheitsmanagement and Erneuerbare Energien)

Eligibility

Applicants must fulfil one of the following academic requirements:

  • Non-engineering students: completion of a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in the “Regelstudienzeit” with a grade of at least 2.0 (or equivalent to German system, if the degree is from outside Germany)
  • Engineering students: completion of a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in the “Regelstudienzeit” with a grade of at least 2.2 (or equivalent to German system, if the degree is from outside Germany) or
  • All grades for the first semester in a Master’s programme at the HAW Hamburg better than at least 2.5, also for extensions
  • Ideally students should also have completed an internship and have been involved in a social project or worked as a volunteer

Value

The value of scholarship is 400 Euro/month (5 months per semester)

How to apply

The Application Forms are available from the International Office of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and will be submitted by post. The scholarships are awarded by a commission of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Note: Applicants must have completed their school education outside of Germany or have graduated from a Studienkolleg before applying

Required documents are:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae (CV), only to be attached for a first-time funding
  • Transcript of records issued by Examination Office
  • Student enrollment verification for the current semester
  • A reference letter by a departmental professor of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (only to be attached for a first-time funding)
  • Confirmation from the chairman of the examination committee (last page of this form in German – Bescheinigung für Master Studierende)
  • Copy of residence permit

Application deadline

The application deadline is 30 October (for the winter semester)

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2016 Boeing Electrical Engineering Internship in USA

Applications are invited for the 2016 Boeing Electrical Engineering Internship in USA. Boeing is delighted to offer Electrical Engineering Internship in Arizona for 2016. To qualify, candidates must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme (or a consolidated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program) and scheduled to graduate between August 2016 and June 2018

Internship description

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Here, you’ll work alongside more than 170,000 exceptional people-each focused on bringing great products and services to market. These could range from new cyber security solutions to the revolutionary 787 Dreamliner and innovative satellite technology. Located in more than 70 countries, Boeing is comprised of one of the most diverse, talented, and innovative workforces you will find anywhere. More than 140,000 of our people hold degrees from approximately 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide. Their expertise and knowledge represent virtually every business and technical field. By building a career at Boeing, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your skills, create relationships around the world and help shape the future of aerospace

Internship consists of working 20 hours per week during fall and spring sessions and full-time hours during the summer

Eligibility

  • To qualify, candidates must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme (or a consolidated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program) and scheduled to graduate between August 2016 and June 2018
  • There will be preference for those majoring in Electrical Engineering or equivalent field
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is preferred
  • Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this internship programme

Value

This is a paid internship programme

How to apply

The mode of application is online

Application deadline

Contact Employer

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Job ID: 1600006124