2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students

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

200 CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship in Switzerland

Applications are invited for the 2016 CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship in Switzerland. Approximately 200 CERN Fellowships will be awarded to graduates of higher education (university or technical school) and wish to join a research group intend to pursue graduate studies in the year 2017

Fellowship description

CERN’s people are driven by a shared goal, a single purpose. They want to achieve the impossible, to do what’s never been done before. Everyone here strives to be the best they can be, true specialists and industry “firsts” are created regularly – not just in the world of physics

Fellowships are offered in the field of Civil Engineering, Controls and Data Acquisition, Electricity, Electro-mechanics, Electronics, Health, Safety & Environment, Information Technologies, Materials Science & Surface Engineering, Mechanics, Physics, Support & Administration

A feature of the COFUND program is the possibility to spend up to 12 months of the Fellowship contract at another institute, provided that the work still corresponds to the original project at CERN

Eligibility

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

  • You must have an MSc level diploma or above with no more than 10 years relevant experience
  • You are a national of a CERN Member State. However, a limited number of positions are also available to young scientists from the Non-Member States with a senior profile
  • You have graduated or are about to graduate with a university degree (BSc level or above) or a technical engineer qualification. NB: Applicants who are currently preparing a diploma are eligible to apply. However, they are expected to have obtained their qualification by the time they take up their appointment at CERN
  • Either, you have an MSc level diploma or above with no more than 10 years relevant experience or you have only a BSc or a technical engineer diploma with no more than 4 years relevant experience
  • If applying in experimental or theoretical physics fields, you have a Ph.D. or are about to finish your thesis
  • Non-Member State candidates seeking a postdoc in Theoretical Physics should apply for the Non-Member State Postdoc Fellowship Programme (Theoretical Physics)

There are two levels of Fellowship within the program:

  • The Senior Fellowship Programme addressed to people with a Ph.D. or at least four years of experience after the degree which gives access to doctoral programs. In both cases, a maximum of ten years of experience after the degree which gives access to doctoral programs applies
  • The Junior Fellowship Programme, for holders of at least a Technical Engineer degree (or equivalent) and at most an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) with not more than 4 years of experience. Please note that the Junior Fellowship program is only open to nationals of CERN Member States
  • CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship. Individuals who have held a VIA contract are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship
  • Please note that a person may only benefit from Fellow status at CERN for a maximum of 36 months. There is no possibility of exceptions
  • The minimum duration of a Fellow contract is 6 months
  • Applicants from all around the world are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme
  • English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Value

Fellowship awards the following:

  • Stipend range: 5165 CHF to 8043 CHF per month (stipends are calculated individually, are competitive and net of tax)
  • Contract duration is 6 months to three years, typical duration is two years. It can be exceptionally possible to extend for all or part of a 3rd year
  • Travel expenses at the beginning and end of the contract (depending on individual circumstances)
  • Installation indemnity (depending on individual circumstances)
  • Family allowance, child allowance, infant allowance (depending on individual circumstances)
  • Pension Fund membership (contribution automatically deducted from stipend)
  • Membership of the Health Insurance scheme (contribution automatically deducted from stipend)
  • Full remuneration for the first 12 months of sick leave. Medical certificate required for any absence of more than three consecutive days
  • 40 hours working week
  • 5 days paid annual leave per month
  • CERN housing service helps to find local accommodation; visa service; social affairs service

How to apply

The following documents are required together with the completed electronic application form:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of publications if relevant (for collaborations, please indicate simply the number of publications and only provide details of the most important ones)
  • A photocopy of the most recent (highest) qualification
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (not older than a year at the time of the deadline for applications) to give as broad as possible overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. When you click on “Apply” above you will see a link to forward to your referees so that they can submit their letters. You can forward them the link at any time (even if you have not submitted your application. If you have reference letters in your possession, do not use the link. You should upload them via “My documents”

Candidates for research fellowships (Theoretical and Experimental Physics) should also include a CV containing:

  • A list of publications to which you have made a significant contribution
  • Conferences at which you have given presentations
  • Statement of research interests
  • Applications are considered by the Associates and Fellows Committee (AFC) which takes place twice a year, usually in May and November. Apply on-line by the relevant deadline
  • Application forms can be gotten here

Application deadline

Fellowship application deadline is 5 September, 2016

For further information and enquiry, click here

2016 Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships for International Applicants

Applications are invited for the 2016 Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships for International Applicants. Postgraduate Fellowships are available to new entrants to the full-time PhD register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2016 and/or March 2017)

Fellowship description

Postgraduate Fellowships are available to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2016 and/or March 2017). The Fellowships aim to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit for a period of three years

Fellowship is awarded in following disciplines:

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • School of Business
  • School of Drama, Film and Music
  • School of Education
  • School of English
  • School of Histories and Humanities
  • School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
  • School of Law
  • School of Linguistic, Speech and Communications Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • Confederal School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics
  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • School of Social Work and Social Policy

Engineering, Mathematics and Science:

  • School of Biochemistry and Immunology
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Computer Science and Statistics
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Genetics and Microbiology
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Physics

Health Sciences:

  • School of Dental Science
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fellowship is available for pursuing postgraduate programme

Eligibility

Postgraduate Fellowships are available to new entrants to the full-time PhD register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2016 and/or March 2017)

Value

The Fellowship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €13,000 for three years

How to apply

  • New entrants to the Research Register must make their applications online using tcd.ie/courses
  • You must make your application for the Ussher award in conjunction with your Ph.D. application. This process is done online using tcd.ie/courses
  • Application Form.

Fellowship is awarded competitively on academic merit

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1st of May, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

Call for UN University (Netherlands) PhD Programme in Economics and Governance

The UN University in Netherlands (UNU-MERIT) and its School of Governance invite applications for PhD Programme on Innovation, Economics and Governance for Development (IEGD)

Programme description

PhD programme is a multidisciplinary course offered by UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. The programme focuses on research skills and methods, training fellows to become both scholars and practitioners in the fields of governance and the economics of technology. During their first year, fellows complete a basic, compulsory training programme conducted by leading scholars of the host and partner universities. These courses are taught in Maastricht and spread across two semesters. Taught entirely in English, this is an annual Maastricht-based programme which starts on 1 September. At the end of the programme, the doctoral degree is awarded by Maastricht University upon successful defence of the thesis. Each year, the university will distribute a limited number of scholarships among the accepted fellows

Eligibility

An applicant must have the following:

  • A Master’s degree from a relevant academic field, including: economics, international relations, political science, law, social sciences, business administration, health sciences or public health
  • Basic knowledge of mathematics and statistics, which is measured by reviewing the content and level of previous studies and/or working experience
  • Basic knowledge of economics, social sciences, political science and/or law, which is measured by reviewing the content and level of previous studies and/or working experience
  • Proficiency in English, with a minimum level of 600 PBT / 240 CBT / 100 IBT for the TOEFL or 7.0 for the IELTS (native speakers of English and students who received their Bachelor’s or Master’s education in English are exempt). Maastricht University’s TOEFL code is 7102

Payments involved

The following tuition fees are applicable to those enrolled in the PhD programme for the 2015/2016 academic year: First year: €7000 and Subsequent years: €2500. The tuition fee includes all programme-related costs. This excludes books, specific research costs, travel costs, accommodation, and visa or residence permit costs

How to apply

In addition to filling in the Online Application Form, applicants must submit the following:

  • Certified copies of your certificates and grades and an explanation of the grading system
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Motivation letter of 400 – 500 words
  • Three letters of recommendation (in English only) by current or former professors or employers
  • One-page essay indicating the topic of research interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport
  • Passport size photo
  • Full information about your present study and/or job

University prefer to receive the documents as follows:

  • Essay, motivation letter and CV: uploaded through the application form
  • Passport and picture: uploaded through the application form (PDF or JPG)
  • Recommendation letters, directly from the reviewers to the programme
  • Diplomas and transcripts: electronic copies initially and later on hard copies by postal mail

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15 February, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

Harvard University Online Course on Global Health Case Studies

harvard_logo_200x101_0Harvard University in partnership with edX, is offering a online course aims to frame global health’s collection of problems and actions within a particular biosocial perspective.

This is a 11 weeks course aims to enable learners to recognize the role of distinctive traditions, governments, and histories in shaping health and well being.

Course designs are aligned to demonstrate the value of social theory and historical analysis in understanding health and illness at individual and societal levels. The course will start on starts in January, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 11 weeks course
Effort:  4 hours total
Subject: Global Health Case Studies
Institution: Harvard University & edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes.
Session:  Starts on January, 2016

Providers Details

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences on the HarvardX platform that will help you make a meaningful impact in today’s interconnected world.

About This Course

This introductory global health course aims to frame global health’s collection of problems and actions within a particular biosocial perspective. It develops a toolkit of interdisciplinary analytical approaches and uses them to examine historical and contemporary global health initiatives with careful attention to a critical sociology of knowledge. Four physician-anthropologists – Paul Farmer, Arthur Kleinman, Anne Becker, and Salmaan Keshavjee – draw on experience working in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Americas to investigate what the field of global health comprises, how global health problems are defined and constructed, and how global health interventions play out in both expected and unexpected ways.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts.  No prior experience is required. Throughout the course, learners will be asked to critically evaluate the ethical frameworks that have underpinned historical and contemporary engagement in global health. Learners will be pushed to consider the moral questions of inequality and suffering as well as to critically evaluate various ethical frameworks that motivate and structure attempts to redress these inequities.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have knowledge of :
-How to frame a global health problem with a biosocial perspective
-How to use a toolkit of analytical approaches to examine global health initiatives so as to identify and implement effective interventions
-How to evaluate the ethical frameworks that have underpinned engagement within global health

Instructors

– Arthur Kleinman
Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Anthropology Department
Harvard University
-Paul Farmer
Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard University
-Anne Becker
Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard University
-Salmaan Keshavjee
Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard University

Requirements

-None

Detailed Information

2015 Aspire-Canada Scholarship Programme in Canada

aspire-canada-300x168Application are invited for the 2015 Aspire-Canada Scholarship Programme in Canada. Aspire-Canada offers college scholarships of $1000 or more to outstanding students. These scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a full-time program. Students need to submit a scholarship essay in order to be eligible. Only returning students need to submit the scholarship application. All incoming freshman student will be considered for the scholarship automatically based on a completed admissions application

Scholarship description

Aspire-Canada has scholarships for both US, Canadian and International undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a full-time program. Each academic year, Aspire-Canada offers scholarships of $1000 or more to outstanding students. Applications received after the preferred deadline will only be considered if the funds are available

Eligibility

Students need to submit a scholarship essay on one of the following topics: Careers, Entrepreneurship, Health & Fitness and Fashion & Beauty in order to be eligible

Value

The scholarship has a value of $1000 or more. The best essays will be featured on the Aspire-Canada website

How to apply

Only returning students need to submit the scholarship application. All incoming freshman student will be considered for the scholarship automatically based on a completed admissions application. In order to assist you with your scholarship application:

  • Complete the Scholarship Application
  • Log on to their website and create a profile
  • All applicants are encouraged to also create a fundraising campaign on their website for education costs. Site participation is a factor in scholarship awards
  • Please submit essay to info-at-aspire-canada.ca

Application deadline

The deadline to submit the essay is 31 July, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2016 University of Auckland, New Zealand, Doctoral Scholarships on Health Research

University of Auckland is awarding doctoral scholarships for domestic students and domestic-fee paying international students to study for a Doctorate in a health-related area. Up to three scholarships will be awarded annually to scholars enrolled full-time at University of Auckland. Applicants who have paid the fees or have arranged to pay the fees for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy or the research component of another approved Doctorate are also eligible.

Scholarship description

The main purpose of this Scholarship is to encourage and support academically excellent students to study for a Doctorate in a health-related area. Selection will be based on academic merit (measured by the grade point average assessed over the applicant’s two most recent years of equivalent full-time study), quality of research proposal and endorsement by the proposed supervisor and host academic unit. Up to three scholarships will be awarded annually for a duration of up to 36 months. Part-time students shall be paid pro-rata for up to 72 months.

Eligibility

  • Up to three Scholarships will be awarded annually to Scholars enrolled full-time at The University of Auckland and who have paid the fees or have arranged to pay the fees, for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy or the research component of another approved Doctorate.
  • Scholarships are tenable by domestic students and domestic-fee paying international students.
  • Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for registration for a doctorate as described in the statutes of the University and will need to have an appropriate research programme in a health-related area and provide evidence that it has been accepted by the proposed supervisor and the Head of the Department in which the research is to be carried out
  • New Zealand and international students can apply for these doctoral scholarships

Value

The Scholarship will provide a tax-free stipend of up to $25,000 per annum plus compulsory domestic PhD fees and international student health insurance (if applicable), for up to 36 months. Part-time students shall be paid pro-rata for up to 72 months

How to apply

Applications may be returned by hand delivery or courier or email. Selection will be based on academic merit (measured by the grade point average assessed over the applicant’s two most recent years of equivalent full-time study), quality of research proposal and endorsement by the proposed supervisor and host academic unit. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks after closing date by letter or email.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1 November, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015/2016 University of Auckland Senior Health Research Scholarships in New Zealand

Applications are invited for senior health research scholarships available for domestic as well as international students to study at University of Auckland. Up to three Scholarships shall be awarded annually. Each Scholarship will provide a tax-free stipend of up to $40,000 per annum plus compulsory tuition fees and international student health insurance, for up to 36 months. Part-time students shall be paid pro-rata for up to 72 months.

Scholarship application

The main purpose of the Scholarships is to provide financial support so that health professionals can return to the University to study for a doctorate in a health-related area. Up to three scholarships shall be awarded annually.

The-University-of-Auckland

The University of Auckland Senior Health Research Scholarship will provide support for up to 36 months of study and payments will commence from the doctoral registration date or the date nominated by the Faculty and approved by the Scholarships Sub-Committee (whichever is the later date). A further six months scholarships funding, subject to Scholarship Sub-Committee approval, may be available. These durations shall be prorated for part-time scholarship awardees.

Eligibility

Scholarships are awarded to scholars enrolled full-time at the University of Auckland who have paid the fees or have arranged to pay the fees, for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy or the research component of another approved Doctorate and who have worked as a health professional for at least three years. The scholarships may also be available to domestic students for whom socially compelling reasons make part-time enrolment preferable. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for registration for a doctorate as described in the statutes of the University and will need to have an appropriate research programme in a health-related area and provide evidence that it has been accepted by the proposed supervisor and the Head of the Department in which the research is to be carried out.

Domestic as well as international applicants can apply for these research scholarships.

Value

Each Scholarship will provide a tax-free stipend of up to $40,000 per annum plus compulsory tuition fees and international student health insurance, for up to 36 months. Part-time students shall be paid pro-rata for up to 72 months.

How to apply

Applicants are to fill and submit the Online Application. The basis of selection will be academic merit, the proposed area of research, and the ability of the University to provide adequate supervision and access to resources. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks after the closing date by letter or email.

Scholarship description

The application deadline is 1 November, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015/2016 Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme for Postgraduate Study

2015/2016 Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme for Postgraduate Study
Applications are invited for the 2015/2016 Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme for Postgraduate Study. Beneficiaries of this scholarship will get the opportunity to study in one of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

Scholarships description

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented). Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study considered.

Focused areas are:

  • Architecture
  • Health
  • Civil Society
  • Planning & Building
  • Culture
  • Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Education and
  • Music

Eligibility

  • Geographic Scope:The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from the following candidates only:
  • Those who are originally from one of the above developing countries
  • Those who are interested in development-related studies and
  • Those who have no other means of financing their education.
  • Residency Requirement:The Foundation only accepts applications of eligible nationals listed above who are residing in one of the countries where there are local Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), or Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB) offices which process applications and interview candidates.
  • Age Limit:Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

Value

The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Funding for PhD programmes is only provided for the first two years of study, after which the students are expected to find alternative sources of assistance. Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the ISP must be considered a lender of last resort. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to the best minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources. Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement. The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.

How to apply

The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme are decentralized. Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st each year from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their countries of current residence.

Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained or to the address indicated on the front of the form.

The main criteria for selecting award winners are as follows:

  • Excellent academic records
  • Genuine financial need
  • Admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and
  • Thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans.

Candidates are also evaluated on their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment. Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest

The annual Scholarship Selection Meeting takes place in late June or early July and the Aga Khan Foundation notifies all students of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.

Application deadline

The deadline for submission of entire completed applications is March 31, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier in order to process and review applications. Applicants are advised to contact the local offices for internal deadline dates and requirements as these may vary from country to country. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

For further information and enquiries, please the scholarship provider’s website here

2015 Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship (JJ/WBGS) Program for Japanese Students

Applications are invited for the 2015 Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship (JJ/WBGS) Program for Japanese Students. The scholarships are available to a limited number of Japanese young professionals.

Scholarship description

The JJ/WBGSP provides scholarships for no more than a two-year duration to a limited number of Japanese young professionals who have been admitted to or who are currently enrolled in a masters or PhD graduate degree program outside of Japan and in development in fields such as economics, finance, planning, health, population, agriculture, environment and natural resource management and education. Most scholarships are awarded to applicants planning to work in international development organizations.

Eligibility

Candidates for these scholarships must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be a Japanese national
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent university degree) earned at least three years prior to the application deadline
  • Be in good health with respect to the capacity to be a productive graduate student
  • Have, by the application deadline, at least 3 years but no more than 25 years of full time paid employment acquired after receiving the first Bachelors (or equivalent university) degree
  • Not employed by the Government of Japan or its related agencies, including local governments and the Central Bank at the time of application
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultant, relative or in-law of the aforementioned at the time of application
  • Have not received any scholarship funds from the Government of Japan to help finance a graduate degree.

Note: These scholarships are open to Japanese nationals only.

Value

The benefits include tuition and stipend for living expenses, for the duration of no more than two years. The scholarship is fully funded by the Government of Japan, and provides for the recipient only the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between recipent’s home country and the host university at the start of your study program and one return journey following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the ticket, you will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance usually obtained through the university.

Please note that all our partner and preferred masters programs are 2 years or less and the scholarship covers the duration of the program only

  • A monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books. The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.

How to apply

The completed application form must be submitted online and and required documents must be mailed in hard copy by the postmark date of March 26, 2015 to the World Bank.

For those applicants that meet all application requirements, the following process and criteria are used to review completed applications, with the aim to identify the candidates with the highest potential after completion of their graduate study to contribute to the field of development. Two qualified assessors independently review each eligible application and score the application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four main factors and the degree of cohesion among them:
(i) Quality of Academic Experience and Recommendations (20% weight)
(ii) Quality of Professional Experience and Recommendations (40% weight)
(iii) Quality of commitment to your home country (40% weight)
Note that the relatively lower weight for academic excellence is because the eligibility criteria of admission to a graduate program pre-screens for academic excellence.
The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat uses the average score of the two reviewers and the following other aspects of JJ/ WBGSP’s objectives to select the finalists:

  • Maintaining a reasonable distribution of awards across gender that takes into account the distribution of eligible applications across gender
  • Living scholarships to those applicants who, other things equal, appear to have limited financial resources.

All successful applicants will hear from the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program by July 31, 2015. The program will not be informing unsuccessful applicants.

Application deadline

The completed application form must be submitted online by March 19, 2015, and required documents must be mailed in hardcopy by the postmark date of March 26, 2015 to the World Bank.

For further information and enquiries, please visit http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/WBI/EXTWBISFP/EXTJJWBGSP/0,,contentMDK:20276784~menuPK:551652~pagePK:64168427~piPK:64168435~theSitePK:551644,00.html