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.)

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Free IELTS Preparation Course by the University of Benin

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

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

Course At A Glance

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

Providers’ Details

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

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

About This Course

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

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

Why Take This Course?

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

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Instructors

Gad Lim

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

Requirements

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

How To Join This Course

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

For more information, enquiry and application, click here

2017 Honours Scholarships at Monash University, Malaysia

Applications are invited for the 2017 Honours Scholarships at Monash University, Malaysia. This is a higher degree by research (HDR) pathway scholarships for international applicants. Scholarships are available to undertake all honours degree courses and master degree programs at Monash University Malaysia

Scholarship description

Monash University Malaysia is in a unique position to offer the very best in higher education that is possible within Malaysia and the region. They believe in the potential of their students and staff and challenge them to change the world – and some have.” The aim of the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Pathway Scholarships is to enable and encourage academically able international students

Scholarships are offered to different departments across the University, all offering a diverse range of courses and in Biomedical Science for masters level

Eligibility

  • Applicants with a distinction average in a prior study from a recognized university and meet all other entry requirements are eligible to apply for these Scholarships
  • Selection of the scholarship will be based on academic achievement for each discipline as determined by Monash University Malaysia
  • Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements (academic and English language proficiency) for the course. Sound English language skills are required for all academic programs at Monash

Applicants can demonstrate their English language proficiency through one of the following:

  • Studying English at Year 12 or equivalent
  • Studying at an institution where English is the language of instruction
  • English Proficiency Tests
  • Monash English Bridging

If applicants achieved more than one of the English language requirements over a period of time, only the most recent demonstration of English proficiency will be considered

Value

Each scholarship covers 100% or partial of the tuition fees for the duration of the course

How to apply

Interested candidates must apply to the Course Management Office, Monash University Malaysia. All applications consistent with the eligibility and selection criteria will be considered for a scholarship. If you are applying online, your supporting documents must be in electronic format. Make sure you have the following documents:

  • A valid email address
  • Application checklist
  • Course details (title and course code) for your chosen course
  • Your official, certified academic transcripts
  • Evidence that applicants meet the English language requirements
  • Official documents that support any application for credit for prior learning
  • An official, certified translation for any documents in a language other than English

Application deadline

Application deadline is 5th August, 2016 for international applicants and 14 October 2016 for Malaysian applicants

For further information and enquiry, click here

University of Adelaide Online Course on Project Management

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

Programme description

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

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

Providers’ Details

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

About This Course

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

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

Why Take This Course?

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

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

Learning Outcomes

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

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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

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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

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Undergraduate Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Undergraduate Students. Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences at Japanese universities

Scholarship description

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. 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 as follows.

Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of study (major) from (1) or (2) below. Applicants may enter a first, second, and third choice:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities-A: Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language, others
  • Social Sciences and Humanities-B: Economics, Business Administration
  • Note 1: Applicants who wish to major in fields other than those listed above (“others”) may have difficulties in finding universities that can accept them
  • Note 2: Any fields related to “Economics” and “Business Administration” in Humanities B are not included in “others.”
  • Natural Sciences Natural Sciences-A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering), other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology). Natural Sciences-B: Agricultural studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic studies (Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing), and Science (Biology). Natural Sciences-C: Medicine, and Dentistry
  • Note: A student who intends to major in Natural Sciences and would like to choose more than one major is required to choose and select first-, second-, and third-choice subjects from the subjects in parentheses from within the same course (i.e. Natural Sciences A, B or C). However, a student who selects Course C as his/her first choice may choose his/her second-choice subjects from Course B or C and third-choice subject from Course B as Course C offers only two subjects

Eligibility

  • Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. 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, and April 1, 2000
  • Academic Background: Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2017 are eligible. Includes those wishing to enroll for direct placement in the fall term who are expected to graduate by the end of August 2017.) Applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements for a Japanese university are also 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 principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese
  • Health: Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would impede the pursuit of study at Japanese universities
  • Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and ?th of April 2017. If an applicant is to enroll in his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he or she must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan by the date specified by the accepting university
  • 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 internationalization 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 they 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 this 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 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

Scholarship includes the following:

  • 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 university or preparatory Japanese-teaching institution for an extended period
  • The scholarship will also be cancelled in principle in the following situations:
  • If the recipient has been receiving the scholarship despite his/her falling under any of the following situations, the recipient will be ordered to return the amount of scholarship that he/she received during the period wherein he/she was involved with any of the following situations
  • The recipient is determined to have made a false statement on his/her application
  • The recipient violates any article of his/her pledge to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • The recipient violates any Japanese laws and is sentenced to imprisonment with or without work for life or for a period of exceeding 1 year. However, this shall not apply to those who were found guilty with suspension of execution of sentences
  • The recipient is subject to disciplinary action by the university, including expulsion (The scholarship payment may be stopped during the period up until punishment is decided by the university, etc.)
  • It has been determined that it will be impossible for the recipient to complete the training course within the standard time period because of poor academic grades or suspension from the university
  • The recipient’s residence status has changed to one other than College Student as defined in the Appended Table I-4 of the Immigration Act
  • The recipient has received a scholarship from another institution (excluding those specified for research expenditures)
  • The recipient has proceeded to a higher level of education without receiving approval for an extension of the period of the scholarship
  • 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 airplane 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. (*The address in the country of the recipient’s nationality stated in the application form is in principle regarded as the recipient’s “home country residence.”)
  • 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
  • Note 1: If a grantee returns home without the granting of an extension even though he/she may have applied for an extension of the scholarship period, he/she will not, in principle, be reimbursed for the travel expenses to return to the home country
  • Note 2: Any aviation and accident insurance to and from Japan shall be paid for by the recipient
  • Note 3: If a grantee continues to stay in Japan after the scholarship period has ended, he/she will not be paid travel expenses to return to the home country for a temporary return
  • 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 will need to submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • Placement Preference 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) transcript issued either by alma master or by applicants’ national government
  • 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) if applicable
  • Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable

 

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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2017 Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship in Australia for International Students

Applications are invited for 2017 Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship in Australia for International Students. The scholarships are offered to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Master’s or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study

Scholarship description

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship aim to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme
  • Be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country
  • Commence their proposed programme after 1 January 2017 and no later than 30 November 2017. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2017 are not eligible to apply
  • Provide all relevant supporting documentation
  • Not currently hold or have completed, after 1 January 2015, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government)
  • Not apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0 is required

Students from following countries can apply for the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship;

Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, Cambodia, China (People’s Republic), Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of Korea – South), Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.
The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago.
Europe:  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Reunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland).
Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Pacific: Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated states), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand* (including Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

Value

All recipients will receive the following:

  • Travel allowance: $3,000 (provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
  • Establishment allowance: $2,000 (fellowships) or $4,000 (scholarships)
  • Monthly stipend: $3,000 (paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)
  • Health insurance for the full category duration (OSHC for international recipients)
  • Travel insurance (excluding during programme for international recipients)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online Application System.

All applicants (excluding Endeavour Executive Fellowships) must provide a certified copy of their final full version* numerically weighted Bachelor or Masters transcript that includes subjects and scores. A PhD transcript does not show suitable detail for panel assessment, therefore applicants must provide at least a Bachelor or Masters transcript. A PhD transcript alone will render an application ineligible. Do not include certificates.
If an applicant has not completed an undergraduate degree but will complete by 31 December 2016, they must provide a letter from their university to state when completion is expected. A condition will be placed on their application and a final transcript will be required if they are successful in receiving a scholarship offer

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Scan and attach their supporting documentation specified for the category for which they are applying. Applications that do not contain the necessary documentation will be deemed incomplete and therefore ineligible and will not be considered further
  • Provide an English translation, if the original document is not in English
  • Provide certified (attested) copies of: – Passport, Birth Certificate, National ID card or Australian Citizenship Certificate – Academic transcripts – IELTS, TOEFL, CAE or PTE results

Application deadline

Applications for the 2017 round will open in April 2016 and close at 11.59 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 30 June 2016. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application and supporting documentation is submitted by the closing date. Applications (including supporting documentation) received after the closing date will not be considered

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