2017 TÜBITAK Research Fellowship Programme in Turkey for Foreign Citizens

Applications are invited for the 2017 Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) Research Fellowship Programme in Turkey for Foreign Citizens. Fellowships are available for highly qualified international Ph.D. students and young post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey

tubitak_logoFELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) is the leading agency for management, funding, and conduct of research in Turkey. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and technological collaboration with countries of the prospective researchers. Continue reading “2017 TÜBITAK Research Fellowship Programme in Turkey for Foreign Citizens”

2017 Victoria Scholarships for International Students in Australia

Winning a Scholarship award is one of the ways to survive on campus.  However, scholarships are awarded with some criteria such as academic excellence, financial status, country of origin, etc. Victoria University is offering scholarships for domestic and international students to study in Australia. These scholarships are available for graduate researchers undertaking a research project at the university

Scholarship description

Victoria University has world-leading researchers available to supervise successful graduate research scholarship applicants to become the next generation of research-qualified professionals. Victoria University (VU) is a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) based in Melbourne, Australia. It is a dual-sector tertiary institution providing courses in both higher education and Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

download (1)VU has the following Research Focus Areas: Applied Informatics, Creative Arts & Writing, Diversity, Communities & Wellbeing, Education & Lifelong Learning, Food Sciences & Nutrition, Health & Biomedicine, Sport, exercise Science & Active Living, Strategic Economics & Finance, Supply Chain & Logistics and Sustainability & Innovation

There are different scholarships at Victoria University and there are eligibility criteria for each;

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA): To be eligible for an APA, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens or have been granted permanent resident status (This includes New Zealand citizens who are granted permanent residency status on arrival)
  • Have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement
  • Have achieved First Class Honours or equivalent results (80% or higher on VU Grading Scale)
  • Be undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral research degree in 2017
  • Enrol as a full-time student (Part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)
  • Have their enrolment into the proposed degree approved by Victoria University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (VUPRS)

VU Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUPRS): To be eligible for a VU Postgraduate Research Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens or have been granted permanent resident status (This includes New Zealand citizens who are granted permanent residency status on arrival)
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • Be undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral research degree in 2016
  • Enrol as a full-time student (Part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)

Victoria University Diversity Scholarship (VU Diversity Scholarship): To be eligible for a Diversity Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens, or have been granted permanent resident status (This includes New Zealand citizens who are granted permanent residency status on arrival)
  • Can provide evidence that you have experienced one or more of the following that have disrupted or adversely affected your studies:
  • Traumatic events beyond your control
  • Significant illness and/or disability
  • Socioeconomic and/or family circumstances
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • Be undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral research degree in 2017
  • Enrol as a full-time student (Part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)
  • Have had their enrolment into the proposed degree approved by the institution

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS): To be eligible for an IPRS and VUIPRS, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of any country other than Australia or New Zealand
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • Meet the University’s academic entrance requirements for enrolment into a research degree
  • Meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements for enrolment in a research degree
  • Be commencing a Masters by Research or Doctoral degree in 2017
  • Enrol as a full-time student
  • Priority will be given to applicants who pursue a program of study in one of Victoria University’s areas of research focus

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:

  • All Ph.D., Professional Doctorate and Masters by Research applicants must meet the University’s minimum academic entry requirement of a 70% (Distinction VU standard) average in the most relevant qualifying degree
  • To be considered for a graduate research scholarships in what is always a highly competitive process, applicants are expected to have at minimum 1st class honours (80%+ average) or the equivalent to 1st class honours.

Applicants must present any of the accepted evidence to demonstrate English language proficiency:

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score (no band less than) 6.5 (6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score: 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading18, Writing 22)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score (with no section score less than): 58-64 (50)
  • The University of Cambridge – Advanced (CAE): Total score of 58
  • VU English – University Preparation UPP (Postgraduate): Achieved
  • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) – EAP 2 (advanced): A grade

The values of the scholarships are as follows:

The Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) has a value of $25,849 while VU Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUPRS) has a value of $25,849. VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS) awards $25,849 while International Postgraduate Research Scholarship awards $25,849. VU Diversity Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUDPRS) has a value of $25,849 while Vice-Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award has a value of $35,000

Procedures to apply for these scholarships

The mode of applying is electronically. Applicants need only submit one application to be considered for a graduate research scholarship commencing 2016. The applicants have to follow this procedure:

  • Select a degree
  • Check eligibility for a graduate research scholarship
  • Ensure you meet minimum academic entry requirements
  • Review Areas of Research Focus
  • Prepare Research Proposal and CV
  • Confirm supervisor
  • Submit application
  • Referee reports

You can find the Application Form Here

Application deadline

Receipt of scholarship application from international students is expected to end on 30 September 2016 and 28 October 2016 for domestic students. Note: For domestic students applications will open on 1 September 2016

For further information and enquiry, click here.

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2016/2017 TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme for Scholars from Developing Countries

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme for Scholars from Developing Countries

This Fellowship Programme is available for foreign scholars from developing countries other than India and is awarded in the field of physical sciences

Fellowship description

The aim of the TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme is to enable and encourage academically able students from developing countries with the world’s largest South-South PhD and post-doctoral research fellowship programme. TWAS helps early-career researchers to gain education and experience at top global science institutions

List of Subjects: Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics

Eligibility

Candidates for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than India)
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country
  • Hold a Master’s degree in physics, mathematics or physical chemistry
  • Be accepted by a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean (Academic Programme), S.N. Bose National Centre for Sciences by e-mail) applicantsmust accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV, a research proposal outline and two reference letters
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if the medium of education was not English
  • Provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members
  • 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

Citizens of the following developing countries can apply for this postgraduate fellowship programme:

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

Value

S.N. Bose will provide;

  • A monthly stipend to cover living costs and food. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency
  • Free on-campus accommodation will be provided
  • The monthly stipend does not cover comprehensive health insurance.  The Centre does, however, deduct a small contribution towards a Contributory Medical Scheme. The benefits are partial reimbursement of Doctor’s fees, medicines and/or hospitalisation costs if any, and only for costs incurred in Kolkata. The reimbursement structure is along the lines of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) of the Government of India

How to apply

  • Applications for the TWAS-S.N. Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS only (by email)
  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, signed and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS only. The subject line must contain SNBOSE/PG/ and the candidate’s surname
  • Only signed reference letters can be accepted. The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 August, 2016

For further information, click here

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need clarification.

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

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

2016/2017 Lithuanian State Scholarships for Full Time Master Studies

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Lithuanian State Scholarships for Full Time Master Studies. These Scholarships will give beneficiaries the opportunity to undertake full-time master studies in one of the Lithuanian higher education institutions

Scholarship description

The Education Exchanges Support Foundation (hereinafter – “the Foundation”) is a national agency entrusted with the administration of Erasmus+ and Lifelong Learning programmes and other initiatives funded by the European Commission (EC) and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in the field of education and vocational training, which has been successfully operating since 2007. The foundation helps to disseminate the idea of lifelong learning and provide everyone with the opportunity to acquire international experience

The foundation provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development. Scholarships are awarded in all subjects

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these scholarships:

  • Candidate must be a national of one of the following countries: Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Ukraine, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Uzbekistan and People’s Republic of China or a foreigner of Lithuanian origin (other than citizens of the European Union member states, and European Economic Area member states)
  • Candidate must be a graduate of a first cycle (Bachelor degree) studies
  • Candidate must have an official letter of acceptance for full-time Master degree studies from one of the Lithuanian higher education institutions
  • 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

All approved candidates will receive a monthly scholarship of 380 Euros for the whole duration of the studies. The benefit to cover the study price will be offered only for the nationals from Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Ukraine, and foreign citizens of the Lithuanian origin

How to apply

Applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania in person no later than July 10, 2016, by mail (Egle.Fiseraite-at-smm.lt) or by the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Lithuania in a foreign country. The commission formed by the Minister of Education and Science (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) will examine the applications received no later than July 10, 2016

Required documents:

  • A copy of the identity document

The following copies certified by the procedure established by the laws:

  • A document certifying completion of a higher education institution or adequate education (diploma and enclosure, therefore) and its translation into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • If a foreigner completed the first-cycle studies, but no certificate (diploma and enclosure thereto) was issued to him/her, he/she can submit a certificate of a higher education institution based in a foreign country, which must specify the study programme completed, courses or modules passed, their credits and assessments, assessment of the final examination or theme of the final project and its assessment, and its translation into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • A document certifying the level of the study language command
  • A copy of the document issued by a competent institution, certifying the minimum B2 level of study language command according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or a copy of TOEFL IBT certificate (minimum assessment is 72 points), a copy of TOEFL Paper certificate (minimum assessment is 484 points), or a copy of IELTS certificate (minimum assessment is 5 points)
  • Documents certifying achievements in research (artistic) activities
  • Published research articles and their translations into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Certificates on speeches delivered at scientific conferences and their translations into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Artistic activity folder (if a foreigner will study in the field of art) in Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Motivational letter in Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Recommendation (recommendations) in Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • A copy of the confirmation issued by a Lithuanian higher education institution that the foreigner was admitted or is studying in the second-cycle full-time study programme, with an indication of the foreigner’s name, surname, study programme, which the foreigner studies, and state code, foreigner’s study period
  • Contact details – address in the country of origin, e-mail address, phone number, Skype username

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania in person no later than July 10, 2016

For further information and enquiry, 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 

300 International Research Scholarships in Australia

Applications are invited for the 300 International Research Scholarships in Australia. These scholarships are available at the University of Melbourne. The University aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarships

Scholarship description

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning, teaching and engagement. It is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).

 The University of Melbourne TOEFL Institution Code is 0974. Please use this code so that your results can be reported to them. Some faculties may accept graduate students with a slightly lower IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English or CAE score

Eligibility

To be considered for the Melbourne Research Scholarship, applicants must

  • Have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne and have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining
  • Have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought
  • Australian and international applicants are eligible to apply

Note: The University of Melbourne TOEFL Institution Code is 0974. Please use this code so that your results can be reported to them. Some faculties may accept graduate students with a slightly lower IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English or CAE score. These Scholarships are available for Master or Doctorate by research degree programme in all subjects offered by the University of Melbourne

Value

The duration of the Melbourne Research Scholarship is two years for students undertaking a Master by research degree and three years, with a possible six-month extension, for students undertaking a Doctorate by research degree. The benefits of the Melbourne Research Scholarship vary depending on your circumstance and may include one or more of the following:

  • A fortnightly living allowance
  • A relocation allowance for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia,
  • Limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Awards benefits
  • Full fee remission (international students only)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership (international students only)

How to apply

Applicants must apply for this scholarship by submitting an Online Application for the Graduate Research Scholarships group

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 August 2016. The University assesses applications for scholarships on an ongoing basis. For specific closing dates, please refer to:

Faculty of Business & Economics
Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences

Faculty of Science 
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Melbourne Law School
Melbourne School of Design
Melbourne School of Engineering
Melbourne School of Information
Victorian College of the Arts

For further information and enquiry, click here

2016 Canadian Government Scholarships for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Canadian Government Scholarships for International Students. The Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD level studies at Canadian Universities

Scholarship description

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health

Up to 167 Scholarships are awarded annually for a period of 3 years (non-renewable). A total of up to 500 Scholarships are active at any time. Scholarships are provided to study any one of the courses offered by the Canadian universities. These scholarships can only be taken in Canada

Eligibility

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS. To be considered for a Vanier CGS, applicants must:

  • Be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota
  • Be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as MD/Ph.D., DVM/Ph.D., JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding
  • Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding
  • Not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2017
  • Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average
  • Must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree
  • Note: 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

$50,000 per year

How to apply

Applications can be made through the Online Application

Application timelines and deadline

July – November Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit the application package.
Internal Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.
November 2, 2016 (20:00 ET) Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2016 – March 2017 Review and evaluation of nominations.
March 30, 2017 Results released.
May 1, 2017, September 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018 Payments begin.

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2017 Hitachi Postgraduate Scholarship in Japan for Southeast Asian Countries

Applications are invited for the 2017 Hitachi Postgraduate Scholarship in Japan for Southeast Asian Countries. Hitachi scholarship is awarded to faculty members of the universities in South-east Asian countries for pursuing a Doctoral course at Japanese graduate schools

Scholarship description

The Hitachi Scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for South-east Asian universities to send faculty members, who wish to continue teaching and research at their universities after graduation, to Japan as part of their human development programs.

Applicants must have received a specific and confirmed invitation from a professor at a Japanese university, who will act as the host professor to collaborate with and/or advise the applicant until graduation or the completion of the program. Scholarship is awarded in the field of science and technology

Eligibility

  • Be faculty members of one of the eligible universities
  • Have been nominated by their university’s presidential office, with the approval and recommendation of the faculty and the department
  • Have received a specific and confirmed invitation from a professor at a Japanese university, who will act as the host professor to collaborate with and/or advise the applicant until graduation or the completion of the program

The applicants from South-east Asian countries; Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, The Philippines and Thailand can apply for the Hitachi scholarship

Note: English will be the common language used in most of the international conferences. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to have a good knowledge of English as a communication tool. A TOEFL score of 530 or above is preferred. A TOEFL score of 530 or above is preferred

Value

The Scholarship provides financial support and personal assistance and consultation as follows:

  • Airfare: Economy class roundtrip airfare
  • Stipend: ¥180,000 per month
  • Expenses for field study in Japan: ¥50,000 per year upon request from host professor
  • Expenses for Int’l conferences: At cost max. ¥200,000 per year upon request from host professor
  • Other school expenses: At cost
  • Housing allowance: (maximum per month): Any place in Japan with or without Family¥40,000

How to apply

  • The Foundation shall mail application forms every year in June to the presidential office of each university
  • Each applicant shall submit the application to his/her university’s presidential office with all requested information
  • The Foundation will accept applications and nomination letters from the presidential offices until the end of October
  • No direct application from an individual will be accepted
  • The application form should be supplemented with a recommendation letter from the Head of Department and/or the Dean of Faculty, along with a confirmed certificate of acceptance from a Japanese host professor (Scholarship) or advisory professor/research counterpart (Research/Komai Fellowship)

Application deadline

The application deadline is October 31, 2016

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Scholarships for International Applicants at Universities in Germany

Applications are invited for the The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Scholarships for International Applicants at Universities in Germany. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is offering scholarships for master and graduates students to study and research at universities in Germany. International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships

Scholarship description

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation, inspired by Christian democratic values, committed to fostering democracy and the rule of law, to implementing social and market-economic structures and to promoting human rights in Europe and worldwide

The sponsorship program for foreign students (Ausländerförderung) is aimed at international students and graduates who have acquired a university degree in their home country and who intend to complete postgraduate or master studies, doctoral studies or a research stay at a university in Germany

Eligibility

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

  • Be able to provide evidence of above average academic performance
  • Bring broad general education and distinct interest in political issues
  • Have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights
  • Have been actively engaged in voluntary work for the benefit of the people and the society in their home countries
  • Be open to developing their personal points of view and practice tolerance towards those with different beliefs
  • Be highly motivated and be able to convince us with their own plans and potential

 

Our scholarships consist not only of financial assistance but also include a program of ideational support. We expect our scholars to participate actively in this program throughout the eligibility period, including

  • The participation in at least four multi-day seminars of our annual agenda
  • Regular attendance and active participation in the meetings of the regional scholar group at their university. The activities of these regional scholar groups offer a unique opportunity to enter into an interdisciplinary, political and personal exchange with other scholars, alumni and representatives of our foundation at the universities, the so-called “Vertrauensdozenten”.

Note: 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

This Scholarship offers the following:

  • Duration and level of funding vary for different types of studies. Graduates (master or postgraduate students) receive a monthly scholarship of € 750. The standard funding period is two years
  • After having obtained unconditional admission to doctoral studies at a German university, PhD-students receive a monthly scholarship of € 920. The standard funding period for Ph.D. scholars is three years
  • We also fund research stays in Germany with duration of at least 6 months by the same amount (€ 920) under the condition that the applicant holds a university degree comparable to the German Master’s degree and provides evidence of at least two years of work experience in the academic field
  • Besides the monthly scholarship payments, they offer multiple subsidies for our scholars. On request, we subsidise health care insurance of up to the amount of € 120 per month
  • Also, we pay a family supplement provided that you and your spouse live together in one place in Germany for at least three months and that his/her income does not exceed the amount of € 450 per month. We grant a supplement of € 184 per month for children living with you in Germany. Prerequisites are the submission of an official German translation of the child’s birth certificate and the official rejection of your demand for public child allowance
  • PhD-scholars can apply for financial assistance for foreign research stays although we do not fund participation in congresses or symposia
  • Fees resulting from courses at the university in Germany that are directly related to your studies can be refunded up to the amount of € 500 per semester. In contrast, we do not refund regular semester fees resulting from matriculation or annual re-registration
  • Note: after finishing their studies in Germany, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung expects its former scholars to contribute actively to the development of their home country’s relations with the Federal Republic of Germany

Important information regarding the formal application requirements:

  • The minimum period in our scholarship program is one year and the remaining length of applicants studies or research in Germany has to be at least two semesters. They do not provide support for bachelor studies. Only students in master, postgraduate or doctoral studies are eligible for our scholarship program
  • Students in Medicine or Pharmacy can only apply after having completed their intermediate exam in Germany or when having achieved a comparable stage of their studies in another country. Human or dental medicine specialist training or postgraduate research stays in Germany cannot be supported
  • Persons having already achieved a doctorate are not eligible for a scholarship
  • There is an age limit of 30 years for all applicants
  • Our program of ideational support and the activities of the regional scholar groups are held in German. For this reason, a sufficient knowledge of the German language (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is obligatory for all scholars even if the courses of their planned studies are taught in English. In general, our scholars take and pass the DSH exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang – German Exam for College Admission) or the DaF-test (Deutsch als Fremdsprache – Test of German as a foreign language) with a high rating before the beginning of their university studies in Germany. In exceptional cases and for highly qualified applicants only, we financially support German language courses as preparation for studies in Germany
  • International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships

How to apply

Please download and fill out the Application Form and attach the following documents:

  • A meaningful CV in tabular form including details about your previous voluntary work or social commitment
  • Copies of your examination certificates in German translation if the originals are not in English
  • Copies of your studies performance records if you have been studying at a University in Germany
  • Proof of German language skills
  • An informal academic letter of recommendation: This opinion should provide information about your academic qualifications and potential; it should not be older than two months. The author has to be a university professor or teacher holding a doctoral degree
  • An informal letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality: This opinion should focus on your personality and interests as well as on your understanding of values and your social commitment. The author cannot be the same as that providing the academic letter of recommendation
  • Certificate of admission or matriculation from your university in Germany
  • Two passport photographs: If applying for a doctoral scholarship, please attach additionally
  • A detailed description of your doctoral thesis: This exposé, written in German or English (4-5 pages), should outline the central research question of your proposed project, its scientific relevance, your theoretical approach and the motives behind your choice of the research subject. It should also contain a work and time schedule and a bibliography
  • A second academic letter of recommendation: This second opinion should be written by the supervisor of your doctoral thesis, providing you already have one. It replaces the letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality

Application deadline

The application period for 2016 will be open from June to July 15

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