2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK for Students from Developing Commonwealth Countries

Applications are invited for the 2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK for Students from Developing Commonwealth Countries. These Scholarships are offered by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s, PhD and split-site (PhD) degree program at UK Universities

Scholarship description

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. Since it was established in 1959, around 34,000 individuals have benefited – 26,000 of them have held awards funded by the UK government, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC). The CSC’s Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), which is responsible for all matters concerning selection, academic studies, and evaluation

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). Scholarships are awarded in all subject areas offered at UK universities, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development

Applicants are also expected to be Commonwealth citizens, refugee, or British protected persons, be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country, be available to start their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017 and by October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)

Note: The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. 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

Students from all developing Commonwealth countries can apply for these Commonwealth scholarships. List of Countries are:

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

Value

Each scholarship provides the following:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Approved tuition and examination fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels)
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, (where applicable)
  • Warm clothing allowance, (where applicable)
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • For PhD Scholars, fieldwork grant towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location), where approved
  • For PhD Scholars, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork)
  • If your scholarship is at least 18 months long, the following family allowances:  Spouse allowance of £224 per month if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)
  • Child allowance of £224 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your spouse and children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK
  • If they are widowed, divorced, or a single parent (irrespective of the length of your scholarship), child allowance of £448 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK The CSC’s family allowances are intended to be only a contribution towards the cost of maintaining your family in the UK. The true costs are likely to be considerably higher, and you must be able to supplement these allowances in order to support any family members who come to the UK with you

How to apply

Applicants must make their application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS).

Applicants should apply to study at Master’s/PhD level at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement. Part funding agreements are at the discretion of individual universities. For a list of universities that have already agreed to part fund Commonwealth Scholarships. Applicants must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:

  • National nominating agencies – this is the main route of application
  • Selected universities/university bodies, which can nominate their own academic staff
  • Selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies

All applications must be made through your nominating body in your home country. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications. The CSC does not impose any age limit on applicants, but nominating bodies may do so in line with their own priorities.

Applicants must make an application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application form that you are required to complete by your nominating body.

Applicants must provide the following supporting documentation to be received by the CSC by 6 January 2017 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration;

  • References from at least two individuals
  • Transcripts
  • For PhD candidates only, supporting statement
  • Application Form

Application deadline

All applications must be submitted by 15 November, 2016 at the latest

To visit the scholarships website, click here

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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 Adelaide Online Course on Project Management

The University of Adelaide is offering a free online course on Project Management. In this six-week course, applicants will learn the principles of project management and apply them in their own work and life

Programme description

In Introduction to Project Management, applicants will learn practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. The course will start on June 9, 2016

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours per week
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: University of Adelaide and edX
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Course starts on June 9, 2016

Providers’ Details

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university and has a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching. The University is known for its dedication to the discovery of new knowledge and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow. It has over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first Indigenous winner, and five Nobel Laureates among its alumni community. Currently, there are more than 25,000 students from over 90 countries.

About This Course

Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. Introduction to Project Management is an ideal starting point if you need to manage projects at work or at home while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

To deliver a project successfully, it’s important to start by clearly identifying what the project is, and what its outcomes will be. In the course, we will show you practical ways to explore and understand your goals from the outset of your project, and to consider all the factors that may affect its execution. Step by step you will learn how to plan, scope, schedule, cost and manage your project from beginning to end. Since every project relies on the people who are delivering it, the course also enables you to explore how you can effectively communicate, manage people and employ leadership skills to successfully deliver your own project.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

In Introduction to Project Management, you will learn practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Join us to explore how you can benefit from using project management techniques in your own projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Core knowledge and applied skills in project management
  • Essential communication skills to help you manage a project
  • An understanding of why today’s projects are more complex

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course websitelink
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses
  • Once applicant sign up for a course and activate their account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org homepage and type in their email address and edX password. This will take them to the dashboard, with access to each of their active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on their dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

For more information and enquiry, click here

2017/2018 Hosei International Fund (HIF) Foreign Scholars Fellowship in Japan

Applications are invited for the 2017/2018 Hosei International Fund (HIF) Foreign Scholars Fellowship in Japan. Beneficiaries of the HIF International Fellowship will carry out non-degree research programs at Hosei University under the direction of and/or in cooperation with Hosei faculty and researchers. Invitations are extended to young scholars from abroad who are, at the least, enrolled in a doctoral degree program. It is expected that joint cooperation and coordination with Hosei faculty will contribute much to the development of the university’s research capabilities

Scholarship description

In 1980, Hosei University in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of its founding, established the Hosei International Fund (HIF) to advance international cooperation in academic research and scholarship. HOSEI University was selected by the Japanese government to receive support under the 2014 Top Global University Project. The following is an overview of their efforts to create a global university with the vision to achieve a sustainable society, as a world-leading country in terms of problem-solving. Research areas include those studies in the humanities, social or natural sciences, or engineering as deemed acceptable by Hosei

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  • Be foreign national (includes stateless person, foreign national currently residing in Japan)
  • Be presently enrolled in a doctoral degree program, hold a doctorate or its equivalent as recognized by the University
  • Have sufficient fluency in either Japanese or English
  • Be no more than 39 years of age as of April 1, 2017
  • Not have been a previous recipient of this fellowship

Value

  • Fellowship Grant: an HIF Fellow can receive ¥300,000 each month
  • Travel Grant and Other Perquisites: an HIF Fellow can receive all or part of economy class transportation expenses for travel to and from Japan. The travel subsidy for round-trip travel is ¥300,000 maximum (or up to ¥150,000 for one-way travel). To receive the inbound travel subsidy, the researcher must be living outside Japan; to receive the outbound subsidy a researcher must leave Japan within 30 days of completion of the research program; an HIF Fellow may receive assistance in his/her research from the research advisor, participate in lectures and seminars, and use other facilities of Hosei University and an HIF Fellow will be provided with shared office space, PC, and a Hosei University network ID
  • Housing:Hosei University will provide, upon request, a furnished apartment. However, the rent (approximately ¥100,000 per month) must be borne by the Fellow. (Note that rental expenses are subject to change)

How to apply

Completed Application Forms should be mailed.

The required components for complete application packet are as follows:-

  • Prescribed HIF Fellowship application form for the academic year 2017/2018
  • Two complete copies of applicant’s book, or thesis considered most significant in his/her academic career (Two copies of the same one. Article of the book/thesis is unacceptable)
  • An abstract for the submitted copy above in either Japanese or English (approximately 2 [ A4 or 210 mm x 297 mm ] pages)
  • One letter of recommendation from the head of the institution with which the applicant is affiliated
  • One letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor or instructor attesting to the applicant’s research
  • Official final degree certificate, accompanied by an official translation into either Japanese or English if the certificate is in neither of these languages
  • Certificate attesting to institution presently enrolled in or affiliated with, accompanied by an official translation into either Japanese or English if the certificate is in neither of these languages
  • Certificate of applicant’s Japanese or English ability or a letter from the applicant’s supervisor or instructor attesting to the applicant’s Japanese or English ability if there is neither result nor score of examinations to certify the ability

Application deadline

Application documents must reach the International Office of Hosei University by June 3, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 Webster Vienna Scholarships in Austria for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Webster Vienna Scholarships in Austria for International Students. Webster Vienna Private University is offering scholarships for Austrian and international students. These scholarships are available for pursuing full-time undergraduate and graduate programme

Scholarship

Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. The scholarship aims at helping students to pay their tuition fees and also support them throughout their studies. Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education

Eligibility

  • A newly accepted undergraduate, graduate, or transfer student (with less than 90 hours of transfer credits) who has a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and outstanding spoken and written English well above the English as a Second Language level
  • Austrian and international students can apply for this scholarship
  • Applicants should have exceptional grades, as well as strong performance on Webster Vienna’s accepted English proficiency exams (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced Exam)
  • Entrance Requirement: Applicant must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year undergraduate, 12 credits/year graduate) and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 each semester for renewal

Value

Webster Vienna Scholarships for undergraduate students cover between 10-50% (with no award exceeding 50%) while graduate scholarships cover between 10-25% of tuition for accepted applicants

How to apply

Every accepted student who applies using the Webster Vienna Scholarship Application Form is automatically reviewed for any scholarship which he or she is eligible to receive. Scholarship applications must contain the following documents:

  • Webster Vienna Scholarship Application submitted by the deadline June 15, 2016
  • A 1000-1200 word essay on one of the two topics provided
  • Official documentation (see above & checklist pg.5), officially translated into English if necessary, should be mailed to the scholarship coordinator
  • If emailing (scholarship-at-webster.ac.at) their application, please only submit documents in .pdf or .docx format. University cannot accept zip or .rar formats

Application deadline

The application deadline is June 15th, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Free Online Course on Human Anatomy

Hong Kong Polytechnic University is offering free online course on Human Anatomy. This course is intended for anyone interested in understanding more about the human body.

Course description

The overall objective of this course is to explore the structure of the human body through a real life case scenario of stroke from six healthcare professional perspectives. The course will start on June 15, 2016.

Length: 4-8 weeks
Effort:  1-6 hours per week (depending on background)
Subject: Biology & Life Sciences
Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $50.
Session: Course starts on June 15, 2016

Providers’ Details

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is offering the course via renowned online platform edX. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is committed to education and preparing students to becoming global citizens through quality learning and teaching.  It is internationally known for our excellence in professional education and innovative research.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities.  EdX courses are open to everyone. All applicant need is access to a computer with a current browser, an Internet connection, and, of course, a desire to learn.

About This Course

Human Anatomy is fundamental to every medical and healthcare professional. However, the science of anatomy and effects of stroke are also extremely useful to anyone interested in understanding more about the human body. In this course, applicant shall gain an understanding of the basic concepts of anatomy and learn to ‘dissect’ the human body with a logical approach through a typical clinical case of stroke.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Throughout the course, applicants will explore the structure of the human body through a real life case scenario of stroke from six healthcare professional perspectives.

Learning Outcomes

  • Effects of stroke on the human body
  • Anatomy of relevant body systems at gross and histological levels
  • Services provided by healthcare professionals for stroke patients
  • Relevant knowledge of anatomy for application of clinical procedures

Course Format

The course structure is as follows:

Module 1: Presentation of a stroke case scenario with a micro movie, case summary and interview with the stroke survivor.

Module 2: General knowledge of human anatomy related to the stroke case, including organs of important body systems, anatomical orientation, skeletal and muscular system, nervous system and special senses, and cardiovascular and pulmonary system.

Module 3: Rounding up the course with six healthcare-discipline specific role play videos and lectures given by visiting professors.

Instructors

John Yuen, William Tsang, Helen Law, Shamay Ng, Margaret O Donoghue, Josephine Lau, Kevan MA Gartland, Roger Watson, Patrick Brennan, Helen Eng, Kit Sinclair and Judi Laprade

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses
  • Once applicant sign up for a course and activate their account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org home page and type in their email address and edX password. This will take them to dashboard, with access to each of their active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on their dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Programme in Grenada, West Indies

Applications are invited for the 2016 Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Programme in Grenada, West Indies. St. George’s University, Grenada is funding sixty full tuition scholarships which cover both graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Grenada, West Indies. Applicants from commonwealth countries are eligible for applying these scholarships

Scholarship description

St. George’s University is a private international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students

Scholarship is awarded within the School of Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Art and Science; and Graduate Studies.

List of Subjects: Medical Program (Doctor of Medicine); Premedical Program; Public Health – Medicine; Research – Medicine; Veterinary Medical Program (Four-Year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine); Preveterinary Medical Program; Public Health – Veterinary Medicine; Research – Veterinary Medicine; Business – Graduate.
Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Department of Biology, Ecology, and Conservation
  • Department of Business and Management Studies
  • Department of Computers and Technology
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility

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

  • Awards will only be made to resident citizens of Commonwealth countries
  • Scholarship candidates must be accepted to St. George’s University
  • Applicants must be able to fund their living and travel expenses through their own personal resources or alternative funding sources

Students from the following developing Commonwealth countries can apply for this scholarship:

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

If English is not the principal language, the applicant must have achieved a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a 7.0 overall score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). (University TOEFL code: 2864)

Value

Sixty full tuition scholarships will be awarded to Commonwealth citizens under the St. George’s University, Grenada. The scholarship funds tuition fees only

How to apply

The fully completed and signed Application Form, with essay, should be sent via post or by Fax. Entrance Requirements: Students must have an offer of acceptance from St. George’s University into the program of their chosen discipline

Applicants have to submit an essay detailing how this award will ultimately benefit the development of his/her country

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadlines are June 1 for August class and November 1 for January class

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Developing Countries

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

Scholarship description

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

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

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

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicant must meet the following requirements:

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

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

Value

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

How to apply

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

Applicants must upload scanned copies of the following documents:

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

Application deadline

The application deadline is May 18, 2016

For more information and enquiries, click here

2016/2017 International Master’s Scholarship Programme at University of Paris-Saclay, France

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 International Master’s Scholarship Programme at University of Paris-Saclay, France. Over 170 international scholarships are open for one year to M1 or M2-level students. These scholarships are available for prospective students commencing their master’s (nationally-certified degree) programs in the 2016/2017 academic session

Scholarship description

University of Paris-Saclay is developing a strategy of international university cooperation, based on the quality of education provided by its members and research teams, which boast the highest international standards

The University of Paris-Saclay would like to promote access to its master’s (nationally-certified degree) programs to international students, taught in its member establishments, and to make it easier for highly-qualified foreign students to attend its University especially those wishing to develop an academic project through research up to the doctoral level

Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education in all disciplines at the university

Eligibility

  • Newcomer international students, maximum 30 years old at the year of acceptance. Foreign students living in France less than one year, taking language classes are not eligible for a degree (type FLE)
  • Studies cannot be suspended more than two years
  • The scholarship cannot be cumulated with any other type of scholarship whose amount exceeds 600€/month
  • International students can apply for these scholarships

Value

  • The University of Paris-Saclay scholarship is 10,000€ per year. It is paid by the establishment the candidate is registered in for the duration of the academic year, and for a period of no less than 10 consecutive months per year
  • A maximum of 1,000€ for travel and VISA expenses is also awarded depending on the candidate’s country of origin

How to apply

The mode of applying is Online. Application for the scholarship program is as follows:

  • Step 1: Selected students automatically receive by email a link to the online application form they must fill in
  • Step 2: Upon receipt of this email, the student has 8 days to complete and validate the application form and to provide the names of two referents
  • Step 3: The two referents provided by the candidate each receive an email with a link to an online recommendation form. They have 8 days to complete and validate this form online. The candidate is automatically informed when each form has been validated. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure each referent has validated the recommendation forms on time
  • Step 4: The file is considered complete when the two recommendation forms have been validated. Important: the candidate will not receive a message stipulating that his file is complete
  • Step 5: The final decision is the responsibility of a panel of experts of University of Paris-Saclay. The candidates admitted into the scholarship program will be informed by email 48 hours after the meeting of the jury. When the student receives the confirmation email, he/she will have 8 days to accept or refuse the scholarship. If the student fails to respond within this timeframe, he/she will be considered as having refused the scholarship

French Language Requirements: Very few program are taught in English. They highly recommend that applicants for French degrees have attained level B1 in French as a minimum. However, no language certificate is required

After having completed the online form, the person responsible for the master’s program must add the following documents:

  • The application completed by the candidate and signed by the person responsible for the master’s program and the person responsible for the establishment’s International Relations Division
  • The student’s complete resume
  • The motivation letter
  • The list of courses taken in the last two years
  • The grades of the last two years and the current year
  • The student’s rating (if possible)
  • Photocopy of the student’s passport

Application deadline

The deadline for application is 29th February, 2016.

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2016/2017 Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) MBA Scholarships in Netherlands for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University MBA Scholarships in Netherlands for International Students. These scholarships are applicable for the international full-time MBA Programme

Scholarship description

Over the past 40 years, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has firmly established its reputation as one of Europe’s leading business schools

RSM offers numerous scholarships to support candidates that have been accepted onto the Full-time MBA programme in meeting their tuition expenses

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

Eligibility

The Scholarship is merit-based and thus the RSM MBA Awards Committee will select the candidate based on your MBA application. Criteria are:

  • Any MBA candidate who has submitted his/her online MBA application to our International Full-time MBA Programme commencing in January 2017 by one of the MBA interview. Award is open to high potential candidates who are in need of financial aid to enable them to pursue their MBA degree at RSM
  • 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

Each RSM MBA Diversity scholarship will be awarded as a €10,000 tuition fee waiver. Dean’s Assistance awards are available with a value of up to 50% offered as a MBA tuition fee waiver

How to apply

  • Applicants are to submit their MBA application for the international full-time MBA programme commencing in January, 2017 by one of the MBA interview round deadlines as outlined above
  • Please complete the RSM MBA Diversity Scholarship Application Agreement and email their signed applicant agreement to the RSM Financial Aid Office at finaid-at-rsm.nl no later than the relevant MBA interview application as outlined above

The Scholarship is merit-based and thus the RSM MBA Awards Committee will select the candidate based on their MBA application.  For example, essays, CV, GMAT, business case (if applicable), admissions interview. Furthermore, the Awards Committee will look at profile or aspects thereof such as nationality, cultural background, gender, experience, upbringing, sustainability etc

Application deadline

There are four applications round: 4 April, 2016, 18 July, 2016, 12 September, 2016 and 14 November 2016.

Note: Candidates may only submit one application to the MBA Diversity Scholarship.  If applicants are not successful in their scholarship application, they are not eligible to apply to any further additional MBA Diversity Scholarship rounds

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2016 Xiamen University Scholarships in China for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Xiamen University Scholarships in China for International Students. Xiamen University offers up to 24 scholarships for Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduate candidates which can help pay their tuition fees and also support them throughout their studies

Scholarship description

Xiamen University has become a first-class comprehensive university in China. It has co-established 15 confucius institutes with universities in North America, Europe and Africa. Xiamen University has 27 schools containing 76 departments and 10 research institutes

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students

In order to enhance its internationalization, XMU has launched a lot of English-medium programmes for international students. These programmes are taught in English and aim to produce high-level international specialists with a solid professional foundation plus a good understanding of the Chinese society and culture

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health
  • Educational background and age limits:
  • Applicants for bachelor’s degree studies must have a high school diploma and be under the age of 25
  • Applicants for master’s degree studies must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 40
  • Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 45

Language Requirements: (a) Chinese proficiency requirements: Applicants for programs in the humanities, economics, management, law, arts and traditional Chinese medicine need to have a Chinese proficiency certificate of new HSK band 5 with 210 scores or above; applicants for programs in sciences, engineering and medicine should have a certificate of new HSK band 4 with 210 scores or above. Students who have taken courses mainly in Chinese during their previous studies are exempt from the HSK certificate requirement, provided that they can produce proof of language of instruction used in their previous l studies.

(b) English proficiency requirements: Applicants should present a TOEFL certificate with 80 points or above, or an IELTS certificate with grade 6.0 or above, or another certificate of English proficiency from an accredited test. Native English speakers and applicants who have taken courses in English during their previous studies are exempt from this requirement, but a medium-of-instruction certificate should be furnished

Value

  • The first-class scholarships for doctoral and master’s candidates will have their tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes) and offer monthly living allowance (RMB 3,500 for each doctoral student; RMB 3,000 for each master’s student). Undergraduate candidates will not be provided with the first-class scholarship
  • The second-class scholarships will have the awardees’ tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes,  4-5 years for undergraduate programmes)

How to apply

Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to the undergraduate, masters or doctoral programme of Xiamen University.  Applicants are required to make online application and then download and print out the Application Form for International Students generated upon successful online application
Note: Applicants can fill in and print out the Application Form for XMU Scholarship and Send by post to XMU Admissions Office by 30 April 2016 the two forms and other required documents.

In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-

Documents required for Undergraduate programme:

  • Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application
  • High school diploma (a notarized copy in English or Chinese). Applicants who are currently studying at high school should provide a study certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
    Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their high school diploma to the XMU’s Admissions Office before the specified registration date (Mid-September 2016); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrolment
  • Academic transcripts for high school study. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
  • A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate
  • A self-introduction video clip. The video clip should be five to ten minutes long and include your self–introduction and a description of your hobby, extra-curricular activities, your view of China and Xiamen University, their study plan in China. The introduction should be delivered in Chinese. Applicants for MBBS?program are expected to deliver it in English. How to submit: Compress and save the video clip in the rar. format, and then submit it in online application. Alternatively, save it in a disk (or USB Flash Disk) and post it with other required application documents to the Admissions Office of Xiamen University. Mark the applicant’s name and nationality on the disk
  • A letter of recommendation in Chinese or English from applicants’ high school
  • Personal statement (minimum 800 words) in Chinese, which should include a self-introduction, a description of educational experience, their motivations for studying in China and their study plan. Applicants for MBBS program are expected to deliver it in English
  • A photocopy of their valid passport. Note: Applicants to whom the note to the first item of the Eligibility section applies, should submit a photocopy of their valid passports which they have held for at least four years or certificate of naturalization, as well as a photocopy of the entry and exit stamps in their passports showing that they have resided in a foreign country for at least two years in the last four years
  • A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (click to download) completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant)
  • A Statement of Financial Support (click to download) certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor
  • Other supporting documents including merit certificates and internships certificates may be submitted as well. Applicants with such certificates will be given preference.
    Note: Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application.

Documents required for Master’s programme:

  • Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate (notarized copy in English or Chinese)
  • Applicants who are currently studying at university should provide a study certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English. Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their bachelor’s degree to the XMU Admissions Office before the specified registration date (mid-September 2016); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrolment
  • Academic transcripts relating to bachelor’s degrees studies. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
  • Study or research plan (minimum 1,000 words) in Chinese or English
  • Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors
  • A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate
  • A photocopy of their valid passport
  • A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form, completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant.)
  • A Statement of Financial Support certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor
  • If applicants have published papers, the abstracts should be enclosed during submission of their application documents. Note: Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application.

Documents required for Doctoral programme :

  • Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application
  • Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificate (notarized copy in English or Chinese). Applicants who are currently studying at university should provide a master’s study certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English.
    Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their master’s degree to the XMU Admissions Office before the specified registration date (Mid-September 2016); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrolment
  • Academic transcripts relating to master’s and Bachelor’s study. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
  • Study or research plan (minimum 1,000 words) in Chinese or English
  • Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors
  • A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate
  • A photocopy of valid passport
  • A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form,  completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant.)
  • A Statement of Financial Support (click to download), certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor
  • If applicants have published papers, the abstracts should be enclosed during submission of their application documents.
    Note: Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of hard-copy application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadline is April 30, 2016

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