2017/2018 Quest University International Scholarships in Canada

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Applications are invited for the 2017/2018 Quest University International Scholarships in Canada. Quest University is pleased to offer a range of scholarships to students of high academic ability for 2017 entry. All students, regardless of their country of origin, are eligible to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid

Scholarship description

images (1)The University aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarships. Quest University, Canada is Canada’s first independent, not-for-profit, secular university. Quest offers only one degree, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, and focuses entirely on excellence in undergraduate education. Quest University Canada’s aim is to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century. Scholarships are awarded to study the courses offered by the university

Eligibility Criteria

The Quest program is rigorous, and an important criterion for a scholarship award is the applicant’s academic record. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit the results of a TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) taken within the past two years.

Note: All students, regardless of their country of origin, are eligible to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid. All Quest Scholarships are considered entrance awards and cannot be applied for after the application deadline leading to your first year at Quest

How to apply

  • images.pngScholarship applications can be submitted at any time before the relevant deadline but will not be reviewed until the deadline. All application materials submitted for admission will be considered during the candidate’s scholarship award review
  • Students wishing to apply for scholarships must complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit a résumé, along with two recommendation letters. Your résumé should clearly outline your experiences and achievements. This may include employment, volunteer work, gap year projects, awards, hobbies, skills and so on
  • They ask that one letter of recommendation be an academic reference, and one is a character reference. We will consider up to a maximum of four letters of recommendation. If students send more, it is at the discretion of the admissions committee which four will be considered. Letters must be submitted as PDF files, signed and written on official letterhead, or be sent directly from the person writing them. Letters that do not meet these criteria will not be considered
  • Students applying for the David Strangway Award for Excellence must also submit a maximum 300-word personal introduction to the Faculty Selection Committee. All documents must be submitted in a package together before the March 1 deadline
  • The Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate each student’s application for financial awards (scholarship and/or aid) only once. After an award package has been offered, no other financial awards applications will be accepted
  • Applicants must fill the Application Form

Application deadline

The application deadline is September 15, 2016

To visit the scholarship website, click here

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2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students

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

Scholarship description

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

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

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

Eligibility

Candidates

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

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

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

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

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

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

International students can apply for these scholarships

Scholarship Components are:

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

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

Value

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

How to apply

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

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1st November, 2016

For further information and enquiries, click here

2016 Hedley Bull Scholarship for Masters Students at Australian National University (ANU), Australia

Applications are invited for the 2016 Hedley Bull Scholarship for Masters Students at Australian National University (ANU), Australia. The Graduate Studies in International Affairs program offers up to four Hedley Bull Scholarships each year. These scholarships will be awarded for full-time study in the Master of International Relations (Advanced)

Scholarship description

download (1)The Australian National University is a national research university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Its main campus in Acton encompasses seven teaching and research colleges, in addition to several national academies and institutes

These Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time master programme (Advanced) in the field of International Relations at the Australian National University

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Master of International Relations (Advanced). (MIR Adv)
  • To be eligible for entry to the MIR (Adv), applicants must hold a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 70% average
  • All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission download (2)Requirements

Value

The scholarship pays the tuition fee for up to four full-time sessions (semesters). This amounts to 72 units of graduate coursework and a 24-unit thesis session

How to apply

  • When applying for the Master of International Relations (Advanced), eligible applicants for the Hedley Bull Scholarship should include a covering letter indicating their interest in being considered for the scholarship and making the case for being granted one
  • The covering letter together with the application for the Master of International Relations (Advanced) (including transcripts and references) will be considered as the full application for the scholarship

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 October, 2016

For further information and enquiries, click here

2016 Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships

Applications are invited for the 2016 Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships. These scholarships are for full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa

Scholarship description

Loughborough University is delighted to announce full-fee scholarships for international full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa. These will be known as the Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded)

The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and University funds. The University will award a limited number of scholarships and the standards required are very high. Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources. Evidence of maintenance funds must be included in the scholarship application

Eligibility

The selection panel will use the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications:

  • Currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa
  • Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)
  • Commitment to return to their home country on completion of postgraduate programme
  • Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return
  • Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK
  • Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved

Students from the following countries are eligible for these scholarships:

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

The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded)

How to apply

  • The Application Form should be returned by post, fax or email
  • Note: That Scholarship Applications will not be considered unless the applicant is holding an offer or a Place at the time of submission (this offer may be Conditional or unconditional)
  • Applicants do not submit the scholarship application until they have received their offer letter
  • Applications will only be considered if all Parts of the form are completed in full

The selection panel will be looking for the very highest academic achievers, and those who are committed to contributing most to their society when they return home after their course. The panel will also be looking for those who clearly demonstrate a full understanding of the costs involved in coming to the UK and can demonstrate that they have strong motivation and the initiative to be able to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved

All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by the end of May at the latest. The outcome will be either that your application is shortlisted, or your application was unsuccessful

Application deadline

The closing date for application is 30th April, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

Importance of SAT and GRE Test for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Your SAT or GRE test scores are the most crucial factors of your college application. SAT or GRE test scores are required to determine if a college can admit the student for undergraduate or graduate degree programs in USA respectively

Why SAT and GRE are important?

SAT and GRE are entrance examinations used by most colleges and universities in United States to make admission decisions. These scores work as common criteria to help admission officers to filter applications. However, it is not the only factor in the admission decisions. Universities also consider your high school GPA, academic transcript, letters of recommendation, interviews and personal essays

For international students, these scores are very important because admission officers may not have a good idea about education process in your home country or may not trust recommendation letters. For example, Indian and Chinese students may have very different education systems in their countries. Therefore SAT and GRE scores act as key indicator of academic success for international students

What is Good SAT or GRE Score?

Many students could not determine if their test score could help them get admission and financial aid. It all depends on the university you are applying for admission. Popular universities are most likely to have higher test score requirement for admission

The Higher, the Better

The national average for the current SAT is 1500 and for GRE the average score falls somewhere around 150-152.

If you are close to these averages you will likely be accepted into a considerable number of colleges and universities (as long as you have decent grades), but may not be considered at more selective schools. Above average SAT/GRE scores will improve your chances of getting into a more selective school

Note: Scores below an 1100 on the SAT and below 120 on the GRE are considered low for any college admission

Quick Facts

GRE Quick Facts RE Quick Facts
Frequency Most weekdays and weekends year-round Frequency Most weekdays and weekends year-round
Duration 3 hours, 45 minutes Duration 3 hours, 45 minutes
Sections Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing Sections Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing
Cost $195 Cost $195
Max. Score 170 Max. Score 170
Avg. Score 150.8 Avg. Score 150.8

 

Better Score = Big Money

Higher scores are actually directly proportional to the amount of financial aid offered by the universities. Good SAT or GRE scores, with well written application and good academic record, can actually predict if the student will receive merit scholarship.

*Many universities offer guaranteed scholarships for minimum threshold test scores.

Here is the sample merit scholarships received based on the SAT Scores.

School Name SAT Scores* GPA Admit Rate Merit Award**
Dickinson College 1280 NR 48% $17,248
Emory University 1365 3.69 26% $21,345
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1230 3.41 50% $25,000
Lafayette College 1275 3.47 34% $20,000
Saint Louis University 1210 3.83 60% $15,643
St. John’s University 1100 3.4 63% $12,918
Texas Christian University 1180 NR 49% $15,535
University of Miami 1320 4.3 38% $17,841
Wofford College 1165 3.54 77% $18,874

 

*Critical Reading + Math
**Average merit award for qualifying individuals.

Important Take Away

If you are looking for scholarships and financial aid in USA, then you must have high SAT or GRE scores with good grades, recommendation letters and essays. With low test score you may have chance to get financial aid in less popular college or university.

But how would you know if your score is good enough to get into your dream school? Don’t worry about it. There are lots of tools and strategies to figure that out.

Important thing is to get high scores and increase your chances of getting financial aid.

So why take chance? If it is my life on the line then I would definitely take time to prepare for these tests and achieve best score.

I would be happy to help you if any question. Please ask your questions in the comment section below.

Wishing you success!

2016 SBE International School Scholarship in Netherlands

Applications are invited for the 2016 SBE International School Scholarship in Netherlands. This scholarship is for non-EU/EEA students to pursue bachelor’s programme

Scholarship description

The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) offers one scholarship for its three-year bachelor’s programmes to talented students from international schools with the interest to expand their global education. The scholarship is available to students with (only) a  non-EU/EEA nationality

Scholarship is awarded for three years. The scholarship is renewable every year for the duration of the bachelor’s programme on the express condition that scholarship recipients:

  • Fulfill all study requirements within given time
  • Maintain an overall GPA of at least 75% each year
  • Assist, on average, 4 hours per month in student recruitment activities

Scholarship is awarded for the following programmes: International Business, Economics and Business Economics and Econometrics and Operations Research

Eligibility

If you wish to apply for the SBE International School Scholarship, there are several requirements. You must:

  • Be accepted to a SBE bachelor’s programme
  • For BSc International Business: you must be admitted through the decentralised selection procedure
  • For BSc Economics and Business Economics: you must be admitted through the decentralised selection procedure
  • For BSc Econometrics and Operations Research: you must be admitted through the regular admission procedure
  • Not be older than 35 years at the start of the academic year (1 September 2016)
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 70%
  • Obtain your secondary school diploma at a Council of International Schools member international school
  • Please note: only students from a CIS accredited school can apply, check the following link to find out if your school is enlisted

Value

The amount of the scholarship is € 11,500 per academic year

How to apply

  • In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must fill out the Application Form
  • Scholarship applications including motivation must be sent via e-mail

In making its assessment, the SBE Scholarship Committee takes all elements of the application into account, including the level of previous study programmes, the status of the foreign institution, average grades and motivation

The SBE Scholarship Committee will make the final decision. Applicants will be informed about the decision in writing around mid-June

Application deadline

The deadline for application is 1 May, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 Global Student Scholarship in the UK for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Global Student Scholarship in the UK for International Students. University of the West of England offers Global Student Scholarship to students who want to study a one year postgraduate programme

Scholarship description

The University of the West of England offers Global Student Scholarship to students who want to study a one year postgraduate programme. Recipient of this scholarship will be required to undertake an internship working within Global Student Support. The recipient will also be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of the course

Following graduation, recipients will also be expected to be an active member of the UWE Alumni Network by helping the University to promote its programmes to prospective students. One scholarship will be awarded for September 2016 start

Scholarship is awarded in all disciplines available at the UWE

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st class in an undergraduate degree
  • Hold an unconditional offeror a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • Be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
  • Be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • Not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • Provide official transcripts at the time of application

Value

The scholarship provides 100% of tuition fees

How to apply

September 2016 start applications can be made via a task in the Welcome website by 31 March 2016. Contact international-at-uwe.ac.uk if you have any queries

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 March, 2016

For more information, click here

2016 Google Software Engineering PhD Internship in UK

Applications are invited for the 2016 Google Software Engineering PhD Internship in UK. Interns must be currently pursuing a PhD degree in Computer Science or related technical field and currently enrolled in a full time degree programme and returning to the programme after the completion of the internship.

Internship description

Google’s software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond web search. We’re looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Google’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following qualifications to qualify for consideration for this internship:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a PhD degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full time degree programme and returning to the programme after the completion of the internship

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in systems software or algorithms
  • Excellent implementation skills (C++, Java, Python)
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux or Windows environments and APIs
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP and network programming
  • International applicants are eligible to apply for this internship programme

Value

This is paid internship programme

How to apply

The mode of application is online. Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and it’s in the candidate’s best interest to apply early. All hiring will be completed by February 2016. Thank you for your patience while we consider your application

Application deadline

Internship application deadline is December 31, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2016 University of Iowa Presidential Scholarship for US and International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 University of Iowa Presidential Scholarship for US and International Students. This scholarship is for incoming first-year students (non-stackable). Each year up to twenty scholars are chosen to receive funding for up to four years or until the completion of the student’s bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first)

Scholarship description

Since the Presidential Scholarship was established in 1979, the University of Iowa has honored most promising young scholars with our highest levels of funding, recognition, and community. Each year up to twenty scholars are chosen to receive funding for up to four years or until the completion of the student’s bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first). The amount of each Presidential Scholarship is determined by the scholar’s residency status

The scholarships are awarded for up to four years. Renewable for an additional three years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first) provided you maintain continuous full-time enrollment each semester and a 3.30 cumulative University of Iowa grade-point average

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, individuals must:

  • Apply to and be admitted to the University of Iowa
  • Earn at least a 3.80 unweighted high school GPA (on a 4.00 scale); and
  • Achieve a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or a combined SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1330

Value

These totals are outlined below:

  • Iowa residents: Up to $74,000 (up to $18,500 a year up to four years)
  • Nonresidents: Up to $80,000 (up to $20,000 a year up to four years)
  • International Students: $40,000 ($10,000 a year up to four years)

How to apply

To be considered for the Presidential Scholarship at the University of Iowa, you must apply for admission to the University of Iowa as an undergraduate, complete and submit the Online Application for the 2016 Presidential Scholarship competition

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded on the basis of an individual’s demonstrated record of the following:

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Exceptional academic ability
  • Integrity in scholarship, service, and leadership
  • Commitment to community, and
  • Respect for difference

Application deadline

The deadline to apply for the 2016 Presidential Scholarship is December 21, 2015

For more information and enquiries, click here

2016/2017 Facebook Fellowship Award in USA for Domestic and International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Facebook Fellowship Award in USA for Domestic and International Students. This fellowship is for full-time PhD accredited doctoral program focusing on a topic or field relevant to Facebook. Up to twelve (12) academic fellowships are awarded for a period of two years

Fellowship description

Facebook announces that the Facebook Fellowship Award has expanded to cover two years! The Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area such as: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture, Computer Vision, Data Mining, Databases , Distributed Systems, Networking & Operating Systems , Economics and Computation, Human-Computer Interaction , Machine Learning , Natural Language Processing , Networking & Operating Systems , Programming Languages & Compilers, Security & Privacy, Social Computing, Software Engineering, Speech Technologies

Eligibility

  • This Program is open to individuals who are enrolled full-time, as defined by the individual’s university
  • Candidates must be in good standing at an appropriately accredited doctoral program focusing on a Topic or Field (whether an individual is engaged in research in a Topic or Field will be determined in Facebook’s sole discretion)
  • Candidates are not eligible to participate in this Program if they are a national or legal resident of those countries in which the United States has embargoed goods (including, without limitation, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria, unless you are enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the United States or a non-embargoed country, with the exception of nationals and legal residents of Cuba, who are unconditionally ineligible to participate)
  • Applicants should be aware that Facebook’s ability to select (for receipt of an Award) a PhD Student who is from a country against which the United States has imposed comprehensive economic sanctions (such as Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, or North Korea) may be sharply limited by United States law. Further, the Award, or portions thereof, may be forfeited if an Award recipient does not remain enrolled with full-time status and in good standing at the same doctoral program for the entire period of the award
  • It is the obligation of all applicants to ensure that applying for the Award, participating in this Program and, as applicable, received an Award, complies with all laws, rules and regulations of the jurisdiction in which such applicant is a legal resident/national
  • International and domestic students can apply for these fellowships

Value

Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits such as :

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s) 2016/2017 and 2017/2018
  • $37,000 yearly grant
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research
  • Opportunity for paid internship

How to apply

To apply, eligible individuals must submit the following materials (collectively, “Application”) to Facebook online or email a Word or PDF file of the Application to facebookfellowship-at-fb.com with the subject line “Fellowship Program Application”:

  • Curriculum Vitae (“CV”): Your Application must include your CV, which should detail prior relevant work experience, academic record, and publication record
  • Letters of Reference: Application must include the name and contact information of two (2) people who will be providing letters of reference on behalf of the applicant. The letters of reference should address the applicant’s skills and character and why the applicant deserves to receive the Award. One (1) letter of reference must be from the applicant’s current doctoral program advisor. All letters must be submitted by the references by the Application due date
  • Research Proposal: Application must include a one (1) to two (2) page (single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, one (1) inch margins) research proposal in your Field of study. Research proposals will be reviewed, subject to the two (2) page limit, and any page(s) submitted in excess of the two (2) page limit may not be read
  • Research Area: The research proposal must address the applicant’s PhD research area
  • Transcript (optional): Application may also include transcripts from any/all post-secondary educational institutions that the applicant has attended

How selections are made: In Round 1, Reviewers from each topical area will be assigned to an application and score them based on the following criteria:

  • Strength of applicant’s publication record, as detailed in the applicant’s CV
  • The merit of the research proposal, including its innovativeness and importance to the identified industry or field
  • Strength of applicant’s references

Those Applications that receive the highest scores in Round 1 will move onto Round 2, but the number of Applications that move onto Round 2 and the Fields/Topics from which they come will be determined in Facebook’s sole discretion

In Round 2, a team of Reviewers from each area will discuss the top applicants in their own area and compare them to those in other areas based on the same criteria as Round 1 above

In Round 3, all finalists will be reviewed and compared. The finalists will be selected by a final panel that may include a Facebook engineering director and CTO (subject to availability)

Facebook reserves the right to contact participants for verification purposes and administration of the Program. Facebook’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Program. Judging of Applications will take place between January and February. Winners will be notified of their Award in mid February, in Facebook’s sole discretion

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1 November, 2015

For more information and enquiries, click here

2016/2017 Canadian Government Doctoral Research Fellowships for International Students

layout_set_logoApplications are invited for the 2016/2017 Canadian Government Doctoral Research Scholarships for International Students. Each year, the Government of Canada offers Doctoral Research Scholarships in the Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering fields for International Students

Fellowship description

This fellowship is funded from the Doctoral Research Fellowship Programme for Foreign Students (DE) of the Québec Research Fund – Nature and Technology (FRQNT). It aims to stimulate the interest of foreign students to undertake or pursue doctoral studies in Quebec and financially support the best foreign applicants wishing to carry out a doctorate in natural sciences, mathematical sciences and engineering

The scholarships are aimed at foreign students who had been pre-selected by a Québec university and who wish to carry out their doctoral studies in the Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering fields. Scholarships are tenable for first nine sessions or 36 months

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for consideration:

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements for the competition closing date, which is 1stNovember,2015
  • Must have been pre-selected by a Québec university no later than23 September 2015
  • Must not have already received a scholarship for foreign students Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research (MEESR) or Quebec granting agencies
  • Should not be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Must not have applied for permanent residence under the Canadian immigration laws

Value

The maximum annual value of the doctoral research scholarship for international students is $20 000. During the eligibility period (nine sessions or 36 months), the scholarship holder may receive up to nine payments totaling $60 000. Each payment of up to $6 667 covers a period of four months or one session

How to apply

  • Only students who have been pre-selected by a Québec university may apply to the competition
  • University representatives who pre-select applicants must fill out the applicant nomination form, which is available on the extranet site of the FRQNT
  • Pre-selected applicants will receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a password and must then fill out an e-form to which will be attached the required documents
  • These forms must be filled out and submitted electronically by the competition deadline

Applications are evaluated according the following criteria:

  • Applicant’s academic record
  • Applicant’s research skills and relevant research experience
  • Quality and scientific interest of the project and socioeconomic scope of the project, if applicable
  • Social involvement, leadership and communication skills

The board of directors of the FRQNT will announce its decision electronically in late April, advising applicants directly via their e-files. Each applicant will be informed of his/her ranking and may print his/her announcement letter. It is strictly prohibited to contact committee members, who must abide by confidentiality rules. The decisions of the board of directors of the FRQNT are final and without appeal. There is no review process. The applicant must accept or refuse the scholarship in the ten (10) business days following the receipt of the offer by filling out the e-form in his/her scholarship holder’s file. Should an applicant fail to accept the award before the deadline, the Fonds will consider that he/she has refused it

Application deadline

  • The deadline for presentation of proposals by the candidates to a university varies from university to university
  • The deadline for submission of the pre-selected applications by universities is September 23rd 2015
  • The deadline for submitting application to the FRQNT for pre-selected candidates is 1stNovember 2015

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