2017/2018 Quest University International Scholarships in Canada

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

Scholarship description

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

Eligibility Criteria

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

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

How to apply

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

Application deadline

The application deadline is September 15, 2016

To visit the scholarship website, click here

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2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students

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

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

Scholarship description

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

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

Eligibility

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

Value

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

How to apply

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

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 October, 2016

For further information and enquiries, click here

Arizona State University Online Course on Introduction to Sociology

Arizona State University is offering free online course on Introduction to Sociology. This eight-week course provides an understanding of how the formation and longevity of a society is possible when its members are diverse in their values, beliefs, preferences and agendas.

In this sociology course, you will learn about the social processes groups of all sizes follow to form, function and evolve over time. The course will start on August 15, 2016

Course description

downloadArizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. Arizona State University and edX, innovative leaders in providing unprecedented access to education, have joined forces to create the Global Freshman Academy, offering a unique, cost-effective way to break down the barriers to a quality education

Sociology is about people. Each individual is unique and idiosyncratic. Yet, when we come together for a common purpose, we try to conduct ourselves in a manner that will achieve mutually desired outcomes. Sometimes we manage to achieve this; sometimes we don’t. Sociology is about that process. By understanding sociology and how we interact with each other, you can yield more personal and professional success

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 18 hours/week
Subject: Social Sciences
Institution: Arizona State University and edx
Languages: English
Level: Introductory
Price: Free. Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on August 15, 2016

Eligibility:

  • Learner must enroll in the Verified Certificate option to be eligible for credit upon completion of the course
  • Learner must abide to all course and academic integrity policies throughout the entire course
  • Learner must receive a passing grade of a C or better in the course

Benefits of taking this course

  • Applicants will learn how sociology applies to your everyday life and helps you better communicate and understand people and your environment
  • This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. Applicants can get a personalized, digital and printed certificate

Learning outcomes include:

  • Basic sociological theories and concepts
  • How sociology applies to everyday life and current events
  • Enhance your critical thinking and writing skills
  • Become more knowledgeable about and accepting of people who look different than you and have differing beliefs, opinions and perspectives
  • Improve your professional and personal communication skills

Instructor include

Lisa Grey Whitaker

Lisa is a Lecturer in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. She earned her BA in Sociology from ASU in 1974. her MA and Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1975 and 1979, respectively

Requirements

Prerequisites: None

How to join

  • 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 you sign up for a course and activate your account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org homepage and type in your email address and edX password. This will take you to your dashboard, with access to each of your active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on your dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

For further information, enquiry and application, click here

University of Adelaide Free Online Course on Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Applications are invited for the University of Adelaide Free Online Course on Entrepreneurial Opportunities. This 5 weeks business course will show applicants how to apply entrepreneurial thinking and provide them with the tools and frameworks to successfully identify and evaluate business opportunities and ideas.

The overall objective of this course is to learn how to be a successful entrepreneur by understanding how to evaluate business opportunities and ideas. The course will start on September 13, 2016

Course description

Most people can come up with a business idea that looks good on paper, but how can applicants be sure their idea is going to fly? This business course will show them how to apply entrepreneurial thinking and provide them with the tools and frameworks to successfully identify and evaluate business opportunities and ideas

Starting with an overview of the entrepreneurial process, they will identify what constitutes exceptional business opportunities and understand how to evaluate their underlying characteristics. They shall consider the dimensions that affect decision-making about new business ideas and put key decisions to the test on their own business ideas. They shall earn how to gauge the quality of their business idea or opportunity and assess the ability of the team they bring together to execute the venture

Course at a Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: English
Institution: University of Adelaide and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on September 13, 2016

Providers’ Detail

The University of Adelaide 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.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower applicants to build innovative applications, services, and experiences.

 

Benefits of this course

  • This is a free online course. Applicants can pursue a verified certificate. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts
  • They shall learn how to make sense of ‘gut feel’ when deciding whether to invest in a potential business and practice using rules of thumb (heuristics) to make such decisions, based on their own experiences
  • Through a series of practical investigations, they shall develop a collage or ‘mental template’ from which to examine potential business investment opportunities
  • They shall be working with the expert team at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide
  • They have worked with entrepreneurs like them and have facilitated the establishment of many successful businesses. They can be confident that what they will learn in this course is road-tested and high-impact – not just theoretical

After completing this course applicants will learn the following:

  • Use rules of thumb, frameworks, and tools to evaluate their best business idea
  • Evaluate new opportunities drawing on their own experiences and knowledge
  • Build an entrepreneurial team that will complement the opportunity they have identified

Instructors include:

Noel Lindsay

Noel is the Director of the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) and the Academic Director, Singapore Operations, the University of Adelaide, where he is the Professor of Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation.

Wendy Lindsay

Wendy is the Online Program Coordinator and Associate Head, Learning and Teaching in the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide. She is also the Associate Dean IT in the Faculty of Professions.

Zrinka Tokic

As the Australian eChallenge Program Manager, Zrinka is responsible for the strategic development and marketing of the program in Australia and internationally. The Australian eChallenge is Australia’s largest and longest running student entrepreneur competition launching over 500 start-ups over 13 years.

Diana Lucic

Diana is the Research Support Coordinator at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC).  She has project management, academic and professional skills which she gained as the ECIC’s Business Manager and as a university lecturer. Diana holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics.

Note: Prerequisites: 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 further information, enquiry and application, click here 

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

Eligibility

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

Priorities

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

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

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

Scholarship description

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

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

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

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

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following guidelines as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Value

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

How to apply

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

Application deadline

The application deadline varies from university to university

For more information and enquiry, click here

Free IELTS Preparation Course by the University of Benin

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

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

Course At A Glance

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

Providers’ Details

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

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

About This Course

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

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

Why Take This Course?

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

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Instructors

Gad Lim

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

Requirements

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

How To Join This Course

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

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

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

Scholarship description

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

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

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

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

Eligibility

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Value

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

How to apply

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

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

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

Application deadline

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

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