2016 Fully-Funded MBA Scholarships in Netherlands

Applications are invited for the 2016 Fully-Funded MBA Scholarships in Business School Netherlands (BSN), Netherlands. These scholarships are funded through the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

Scholarship description

The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation. Business School Netherlands is proud to be one of the Dutch institutions offering NFP-qualified courses to managers and trainee managers who are looking to tackle the food security issues within in their country. The funding for this MBA Scholarship, better known as the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), is made available through Nuffic the Governmental body responsible for the promotion of the Dutch Higher Education system worldwide

NFP is a full (100%) MBA Scholarship programme designed to foster institutional development within certain parts of the world. Applicants to certain academic and short courses of Dutch higher education institutions apply for the fellowship to cover the cost of tuition fees, accommodation and international travel for study

Business School Netherlands (BSN), the Action Learning business school, is now open for applicants wanting to study an International MBA with a focus on food security. Eligible applicants living in one of the 51 NFP countries and working in Government, Semi-Government, small-medium organisations and local community NGO’s are invited to apply for the International Action Learning MBA with a Major in Food Security programme until 22 July 2016

This English part-time, blended learning MBA programme, allows for a very practical approach to educating business leaders of the future. The International Action Learning MBA is designed for working professionals in the food security/agriculture/farming sectors who are interested in finding solutions to current management issues within their own organisations whilst achieving personal enrichment and great ROI

Approximately, 1000 courses (Masters and Short Courses) are offered each year through the NFP scholarship whereby 20,000 applications are received. 7,000 nominations are processed and then assessed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch embassies, rounding up a final 2,000 candidates who are selected from the various Dutch institutions, BSN being one of the chosen institutes. In doing so, skilled managers and senior professional in the 51 NFP countries are enabled to drive change and improvement in their countries


The following are the eligibility criteria for these scholarships:

  • Mid-career professionals in employment
  • Only the individual applicant can apply for funding
  • The training must occur within the context of the organisation with which the applicant works
  • The training must be seen to help the organisation in its development strategies
  • Employer support is essential

Note: while fellowships are awarded to individuals, the need for training must occur within the context of the organization for which an applicant works. The training must help the organization to develop its capacity. This means that applicants must be nominated by their employers. In fact, an application without the support of an employer will not be considered


Half of the available funding from the NFP budget should be spent on fellowships for female candidates and for candidates from sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from this, priority is given to candidates from deprived groups and/or from marginalized regions.

Additionally, the overall objective is to spend 35% of the budget on grants and study programmes in food security and private sector development

  • Applicants will first need to make application with BSN for the International Action Learning MBA with a Major in Food Security and ensure that they meet all the entry requirements of this programme
  • Priority focus is given to applicants who live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa, work within the food security/agriculture/farming sectors as well as female applicants

Currently International MBA candidates from within the following countries are eligible to apply for funding through the Dutch Embassy or Consulate within their country

How to apply

  • Ensure you meet the admission criteria for the International MBA Programme
  • Ensure you meet the entrance criteria for the NFP Scholarship
  • Submit your application to the Admissions Team before 15 July, 2016
  • For non-English speakers a TOEFL or IELTS language test is required. The minimum pass mark for TOEFL is 550 (paper); 213 (computer) or 80 (internet) and IELTS 6.0. Exemptions can be considered should your mother tongue be English and you have successfully completed your degree in English.

Note: Prior to the application to EP-Nuffic (NFP), the applicant should first be accepted, and therefore comply with the requirements set by Business School Netherlands for the International Action Learning MBA.
You can also apply for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme by requesting the International MBA Brochure. Please ensure that you meet the admission criteria prior to applying for the programme

Application deadline

NFP Application dates for 2016
for further information and enquiry, click here

2015 Ninja Essays Writing Contest for domestic and international students

Entries are invited from students, writers, educators, and all other interested parties from all over the world for the 2105 Ninja Essays Writing Contest. The contest is provided and sponsored by the NinjaEssays, USA.

Contest description

After the extraordinary submissions Ninja received for the previous contests and the great interests of potential participants, they decided to offer new topics and fresh prizes! Students, writers, educators, and all other interested parties are welcomed to submit an entry. Are you a talented essay writer? Then take advantage of this unique chance to get rewarded for your work by the best essay writing service! NinjaEssays is all about supporting writers and helping them to get the motivation they need. The purpose of this essay writing contest is to inspire writers from all around the world to showcase their creative and critical thinking skills.

Students have to write an essay in English of 800-1000 words long on any one of the topics given by the Ninja Essays. The topics are:

  • “Are Standardized Tests an Effective Way to Measure Students’ Achievements?”
  • “Violence in Schools: Causes and Solutions”
  • “The Ethics of Contemporary Literature: Are Writers Promoting Wrong Values?”
  • “The Liberating Values of Education in Conflicted Countries”
  • “Ed-Tech Tools in Modern Education: Advantages and Concerns”
  • “Is Academic Writing Relevant for Students’ Progress?”
  • “Extracurricular Activities: An Inspiration or Unnecessary Burden”
  • “The Rise and Fall of Liberal Arts in Schools”
  • “Is Contemporary Education Independent from Governmental Influence?”
  • “Anti-Intellectualism as Part of Modern Education”


Students, writers, educators, and all other interested parties from around the world are welcomed to submit an entry.

The submitted essays will be evaluated by the top writers from NinjaEssays.com and finalists will receive a notification via e-mail by May 5, 2015.

The personal information of the entrants will not be disclosed to the judges.


Winners will be awarded as follows:

  • 1stplace-$500
  • 2nd place -$300 and
  • 3rd place – $150.

How to apply

Candidates are to follow these steps to apply:

  • Please share the link to NinjaEssays.com via Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Choose one of the provided topics to write on and submit their entry by sending an e-mail message to contact-at-ninjaessays.com.
  • The message should be entitled “Essay Writing Contest”
  • Provide your name, age, and country in the body of the e-mail message.
  • Your entry should be 800-1000 words long.
  • Please submit the essay in one of the following file types: Word (.doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx).
  • You can feel free to use images if you hold the rights for their distribution.

Note: The essays must be written in English.

Submission deadline

Submissions are accepted from 12 February to 27 April, 2015

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2015 Chinese Government Scholarship/Bilateral program for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2015 Chinese Government Scholarship/Bilateral Program for International Students. Beneficiaries of this program will have the opportunity to study in selected Chinese Universities in China.

Scholarship/Bilateral Program Description

Chinese Government Scholarship/Bilateral Program is a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs between Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or international organizations.

These scholarships also include the yearly Chinese Government full and partial scholarship for international students (non-Chinese citizens). These scholarships are awarded for the following programs: undergraduate programs, masters programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs. Scholarships are awarded in all field of study. All the undergraduate programs, most graduate programs and most non-degree programs are instructed in Chinese.

The scholarships are provided and funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) in accordance with Educational Exchange Agreements or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities and international organizations.

The programs are offered as follows:

  • Undergraduate program: up to 4—5 years
  • Master program: up to 2—3 years
  • Doctoral program: up to 3—4 years
  • General scholar program: up to 1 year
  • Senior scholar program: up to 1 year


Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration:

  • Must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China
  • Must be in good health
  • Must be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for undergraduate programs
  • Must be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs
  • Must be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs
  • Must be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs
  • Must be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.


The value of the full scholarship is as follows:

  • Tuition waiver
  • Accommodation
  • Stipend
  • Medical insurance

Note: Please refer to Introduction to Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) Coverage and Standard for details of each item.
Partial scholarship covers one or some of the full scholarship items.

How to apply 

  • Candidates are to apply to the Dispatching Authorities for Overseas Study in their home country. It is a candidate’s own responsibility to consult the dispatching authorities for details and requirements of Bilateral Program in their country and make sure they are eligible for the scholarship.
  • Candidates are to apply to their target university for Pre-admission Letter once recommended by the Dispatching Authorities as an eligible candidate (you will receive an Award Letter for CGS Candidate).
  • Candidates are to complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students, submit the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship online and print a hard copy.
  • They are to also submit all their application documents to the Dispatching Authorities in their home country before the deadline.

Application deadline

Applicants are to apply to the Dispatching Authorities for Overseas Study in their home countries between January and early April

For further information and enquiries, candidates can visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/noticeen.html

2015 Visiting Research Fellowships for Canadian and International Scholars

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS), University of Victoria Canada, is inviting applications from domestic and international scholars for visiting fellowship appointments. Four to six fellowships are offered annually.

Scholarship description

This is a non-stipendiary appointment with no cash value. Fellowships are awarded for working on research projects in the area of religion and society.

In accord with the Centre’s mandate, research fellows should be working on projects that involve the scholarly study of religion in relation to any aspect of society and culture, both contemporary and historical. This includes, but is not limited to, critical examinations of religious themes in the areas of ethics, health, environment, public policy, technology, human conflict, art, literature, the media, law, philosophy or the natural sciences. Applications are welcome from individuals immersed in any academic discipline. The fellowship is provided by Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria and taken at the University of Victoria, Canada. Ordinarily, fellows stay between three to twelve months; however the centre will consider requests for research terms of any length.


Canadian and international scholars; emeritus scholars; new scholars; scholars on sabbatical leave from their regular academic appointments are eligible to apply for these fellowships.


The fellowship is a non-stipendiary appointment with no cash value. However, the following privileges are provided: Private office space at the CSRS, centrally located on the University of Victoria campus; university privileges including access to UVic’s libraries; and enhanced opportunities for research networking and exchange. Fellows will have access to a mailbox located in the CSRS, fax, scanner and photocopier services; and opportunities to participate in all CSRS social and academic activities.

How to apply

Applications should be send via e-mail. Applications are accepted twice a year and should include a current CV and a completed visiting research fellowship application form which includes the names and contact information of two scholars who might evaluate the proposed project.

Application deadline

The application deadline is April 20, 2015.

Interested candidates can get more information at http://www.csrs.uvic.ca/Awardsandfellowships/visiting.php