2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK for Students from Developing Commonwealth Countries

Applications are invited for the 2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK for Students from Developing Commonwealth Countries. These Scholarships are offered by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s, PhD and split-site (PhD) degree program at UK Universities

Scholarship description

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. Since it was established in 1959, around 34,000 individuals have benefited – 26,000 of them have held awards funded by the UK government, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC). The CSC’s Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), which is responsible for all matters concerning selection, academic studies, and evaluation

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). Scholarships are awarded in all subject areas offered at UK universities, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development

Applicants are also expected to be Commonwealth citizens, refugee, or British protected persons, be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country, be available to start their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017 and by October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)

Note: The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. 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

Students from all developing Commonwealth countries can apply for these Commonwealth scholarships. List of Countries are:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia

Value

Each scholarship provides the following:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Approved tuition and examination fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels)
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, (where applicable)
  • Warm clothing allowance, (where applicable)
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • For PhD Scholars, fieldwork grant towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location), where approved
  • For PhD Scholars, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork)
  • If your scholarship is at least 18 months long, the following family allowances:  Spouse allowance of £224 per month if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)
  • Child allowance of £224 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your spouse and children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK
  • If they are widowed, divorced, or a single parent (irrespective of the length of your scholarship), child allowance of £448 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK The CSC’s family allowances are intended to be only a contribution towards the cost of maintaining your family in the UK. The true costs are likely to be considerably higher, and you must be able to supplement these allowances in order to support any family members who come to the UK with you

How to apply

Applicants must make their application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS).

Applicants should apply to study at Master’s/PhD level at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement. Part funding agreements are at the discretion of individual universities. For a list of universities that have already agreed to part fund Commonwealth Scholarships. Applicants must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:

  • National nominating agencies – this is the main route of application
  • Selected universities/university bodies, which can nominate their own academic staff
  • Selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies

All applications must be made through your nominating body in your home country. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications. The CSC does not impose any age limit on applicants, but nominating bodies may do so in line with their own priorities.

Applicants must make an application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application form that you are required to complete by your nominating body.

Applicants must provide the following supporting documentation to be received by the CSC by 6 January 2017 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration;

  • References from at least two individuals
  • Transcripts
  • For PhD candidates only, supporting statement
  • Application Form

Application deadline

All applications must be submitted by 15 November, 2016 at the latest

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Arizona State University Online Course on Introduction to Sociology

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

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

Course description

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

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

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

Eligibility:

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

Benefits of taking this course

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

Learning outcomes include:

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

Instructor include

Lisa Grey Whitaker

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

Requirements

Prerequisites: None

How to join

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

For further information, enquiry and application, click here

University of Glasgow Free Online Course on Multilingual Learning

Applications are invited for the University of Glasgow Free Online Course on Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World. This three-week course will deepen your understanding of other languages and cultures through consideration of language rights

Programme description

The overall aim of this course is to explore multilingual education and how it can impact and improve education and even wider society. The course will start on June 13, 2016

Length:  3 weeks
Effort:  4 hours per week
Subject: Multilingual Learning
Institution: University of Glasgow and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on June 13, 2016

Providers’ Details

The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and is striving to change the world with its expertise. Its annual earnings for research are £175m, which means that it can make important discoveries, whether that’s finding a way to detect malaria in minutes, or contributing to the biggest particle physics experiment in the world: the Large Hadron Collider.

About This Course

This free online course will explore multilingual education and how it can impact and improve education and even wider society.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. It is presented in both English.

In this course, you will explore how people’s language practice and the personal connection people have to the language(s) they speak, provoke important philosophical and pedagogical questions around the ways we form personal relationships, engage in business relations and even view the world around us.

Learning Outcomes

In summary, during the course you will:

  • Be introduced to different multilingual environments, consider what these mean for learning languages, and encounter some of the latest research in researching for working multilingually
  • Experience and critically evaluate the idea of active citizenship, discovering ways in which language minorities can be empowered through the equal treatment of all languages and cultures
  • Deepen your understanding of other languages and cultures through consideration of language rights, existing educational films and workshops developed through their practices
  • Address the ways in which the creative and performing arts can help translate meanings and enhance understandings in multilingual environments

Instructors

Alison Phipps

Alison Phipps is Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNET) & Principal Investigator: AHRC RM Borders.

Aneta Marren

Aneta Marren is an English for Academic Purposes tutor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Glasgow University.

Elwira Grossman

Elwira Grossman is Director of Comparative Literature Programme and Lecturer in Polish Studies at the University of Glasgow. She has been working with GRAMNET since 2010.

Giovanna Fassetta

Dr Giovanna Fassetta is a lecturer in Intercultural Literacies and Languages in Education at the University of Glasgow.

Katja Frimberger

Bilingual Deutsch-English/ Arts-based researcher at Glasgow Uni/ Drama Enthusiast/ Language Teacher/ Norddeutsche with Home in Scotland/ Cowboy Boots Lover/ Weakness: Nervous public speaker.

Maria Grazia Imperiale

She is a Ph.D. student on the AHRC RM Borders at the University of Glasgow.

Kasia Uflewska-Watson (Educator)

Researcher of migration at the University of Glasgow; passionate about culture, cultural identities, language and education in the digital era.

Requirements

There are no prior requirements to join this course. As you prepare for it, you should start to consider the following:

  • What languages do you speak?
  • What kinds of arts do you practice? For example, dance, music or visual art.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the coursewebsite
  • 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 and enquiry, click here

2016/2017 University of Kent International Scholarships for Masters Programme in the UK

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 University of Kent International Scholarships for Masters Programme in the UK. These scholarships are available for students who have an unconditional offer to study postgraduate (taught) degree courses at the University

Scholarship description

This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated international students who have been offered a full-time place at the University of Kent

The University’s aim is to provide an excellent education, delivered by world-class researchers and accomplished educators, to all those who have the ability and are ambitious and motivated to learn

Students whose first language is not English, and who live/study in a non-majority English-speaking country are required to have an appropriate grade/score in an approved English language examination. Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, all of the conditions 1 to 3 below must have been satisfied:

  • An application must have been made for a postgraduate (taught) degree course at the University of Kent (any location of study is permissible)
  • The applicant must have received an unconditional offer of a place on such a degree course
  • The University must have received confirmation of the applicant’s firm acceptance of the offer by the deadline date
  • International students can apply for these scholarships
  • The applicant must have received an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional) on a degree course

Value

The scholarships will be worth £5000 (for one year of study) towards the cost of tuition fees

How to apply

Applications for the International Scholarships must be made via admitted applicants portal. Once logged in, click on My Scholarships and Bursaries. Applicants will then see a list of scholarships that they may be eligible to apply for.  Click on Apply and follow the steps to submit their application. As part of their application, they will need to upload an essay, which should be submitted as either a Word or PDF document. For this essay, please write no more than 750 words on a topic about which they are passionate and which is relevant to their selected degree programme Application Form

Application deadline

The deadline to apply for the 2016/17 academic year is 31 May, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016/2017 Academic Scholarships at Hamburg University in Germany for Master Students

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Academic Scholarships at Hamburg University in Germany for Master Students. The scholarships are awarded to International Students

Scholarship description

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated international research scholars at Hamburg University.

Applicants must have completed their school education outside of Germany or have graduated from a Studienkolleg. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study at Hamburg

Scholarships are available in all subjects available at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (except Design degree programmes as well as Public Health, Public Management, Sozial- und Gesundheitsmanagement and Erneuerbare Energien)

Eligibility

Applicants must fulfil one of the following academic requirements:

  • Non-engineering students: completion of a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in the “Regelstudienzeit” with a grade of at least 2.0 (or equivalent to German system, if the degree is from outside Germany)
  • Engineering students: completion of a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in the “Regelstudienzeit” with a grade of at least 2.2 (or equivalent to German system, if the degree is from outside Germany) or
  • All grades for the first semester in a Master’s programme at the HAW Hamburg better than at least 2.5, also for extensions
  • Ideally students should also have completed an internship and have been involved in a social project or worked as a volunteer

Value

The value of scholarship is 400 Euro/month (5 months per semester)

How to apply

The Application Forms are available from the International Office of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and will be submitted by post. The scholarships are awarded by a commission of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Note: Applicants must have completed their school education outside of Germany or have graduated from a Studienkolleg before applying

Required documents are:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae (CV), only to be attached for a first-time funding
  • Transcript of records issued by Examination Office
  • Student enrollment verification for the current semester
  • A reference letter by a departmental professor of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (only to be attached for a first-time funding)
  • Confirmation from the chairman of the examination committee (last page of this form in German – Bescheinigung für Master Studierende)
  • Copy of residence permit

Application deadline

The application deadline is 30 October (for the winter semester)

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 Boeing Electrical Engineering Internship in USA

Applications are invited for the 2016 Boeing Electrical Engineering Internship in USA. Boeing is delighted to offer Electrical Engineering Internship in Arizona for 2016. To qualify, candidates must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme (or a consolidated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program) and scheduled to graduate between August 2016 and June 2018

Internship description

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Here, you’ll work alongside more than 170,000 exceptional people-each focused on bringing great products and services to market. These could range from new cyber security solutions to the revolutionary 787 Dreamliner and innovative satellite technology. Located in more than 70 countries, Boeing is comprised of one of the most diverse, talented, and innovative workforces you will find anywhere. More than 140,000 of our people hold degrees from approximately 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide. Their expertise and knowledge represent virtually every business and technical field. By building a career at Boeing, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your skills, create relationships around the world and help shape the future of aerospace

Internship consists of working 20 hours per week during fall and spring sessions and full-time hours during the summer

Eligibility

  • To qualify, candidates must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme (or a consolidated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program) and scheduled to graduate between August 2016 and June 2018
  • There will be preference for those majoring in Electrical Engineering or equivalent field
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is preferred
  • Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this internship programme

Value

This is a paid internship programme

How to apply

The mode of application is online

Application deadline

Contact Employer

For more information, enquiry and application, click here

Job ID: 1600006124

2016 Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Programme in Grenada, West Indies

Applications are invited for the 2016 Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Programme in Grenada, West Indies. St. George’s University, Grenada is funding sixty full tuition scholarships which cover both graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Grenada, West Indies. Applicants from commonwealth countries are eligible for applying these scholarships

Scholarship description

St. George’s University is a private international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students

Scholarship is awarded within the School of Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Art and Science; and Graduate Studies.

List of Subjects: Medical Program (Doctor of Medicine); Premedical Program; Public Health – Medicine; Research – Medicine; Veterinary Medical Program (Four-Year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine); Preveterinary Medical Program; Public Health – Veterinary Medicine; Research – Veterinary Medicine; Business – Graduate.
Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Department of Biology, Ecology, and Conservation
  • Department of Business and Management Studies
  • Department of Computers and Technology
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility

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

  • Awards will only be made to resident citizens of Commonwealth countries
  • Scholarship candidates must be accepted to St. George’s University
  • Applicants must be able to fund their living and travel expenses through their own personal resources or alternative funding sources

Students from the following developing Commonwealth countries can apply for this scholarship:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia

If English is not the principal language, the applicant must have achieved a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a 7.0 overall score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). (University TOEFL code: 2864)

Value

Sixty full tuition scholarships will be awarded to Commonwealth citizens under the St. George’s University, Grenada. The scholarship funds tuition fees only

How to apply

The fully completed and signed Application Form, with essay, should be sent via post or by Fax. Entrance Requirements: Students must have an offer of acceptance from St. George’s University into the program of their chosen discipline

Applicants have to submit an essay detailing how this award will ultimately benefit the development of his/her country

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadlines are June 1 for August class and November 1 for January class

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 Tianjin University Scholarships in China for Non-Chinese Citizens

Applications are invited for the 2016 Tianjin University Scholarships in China for Non-Chinese Citizens. Tianjin University is delighted to offer scholarship for bachelor, master and doctoral degree programme in China. Non-Chinese citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme

Scholarship description

Tianjin University is one of the designated Chinese institutions of higher education, authorized by the Ministry of Education of China and Tianjin Municipal Education Commission to recruit the foreign students under Tianjin Government Scholarship Program

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students

Applicants can chose from the following programme:
Choice of specialty: program for bachelor’s degree program: Chinese language
English program for bachelor’s degree program: Chemical Engineering.
English programs for master’s degree program: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Plan, Software Engineering,
Electronic Information Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Technology, and Civil Engineering.

Eligibility

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

  • Non-Chinese citizenship with good health

Education and age requirements:

  • For Bachelor’s applicants: holding a high school certificate, under the age of 30
  • For Master’s applicants: holding a Bachelor degree, under the age of 35
  • For PhD applicants: holding a Master degree, under the age of 40

English language Requirements: Applicants from non-native English speakers who want to join in the English programs must submit the certificate of TOEFL (Score 80 or above), or IELTS (Score 6.0 or above)

Value

Programs, Duration and Standard of scholarship:

Programs Duration of specialty studies Duration of scholarship Standards of scholarship
Bachelor’s 4 years 1 year Referring to the tuition amount of Tianjin University
Master’s 2.5 -3 years 1 year
PhD 3 years 1 year

How to apply

The applicants must fill in and submit the following application materials according to the facts:

  • Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study at Tianjin University and Application Form for Tianjin University International Student Scholarship (filled in Chinese or English by typing, with the photo on)
  • The notarized certificate of the highest diploma. If the applicant is employed, s/he should also provide proof of employment on application. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English (also original one and a copy)
  • Academic transcripts (notarized photocopy): Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English
  • A study or research plan. The applicants who apply for Master’s and PhD need to submit a study or research plan for the period studying in China, not less than 800 words in English or Chinese
  • Two recommendation letters: Applicants who apply for Master’s need to submit two recommendation letters in English or Chinese from two professors or associate professors
  • Applicants for art studies are requested to submit two sketches of the applicants’ own works
  • Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (The original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form printed by Chinese quarantine authority could be downloaded from http://www.ietju.com/apply.asp). The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take medical examination due to the 6-months validity of the medical results
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Applicants who want to join in the Chinese programs must submit HSK certificate (a minimum requirement of HSK 4 (Score 180 or above) or HSK5 (Score 180 or above liberal arts) certificate)
  • Applicants for non-native English speakers who want to join in the English programs must submit the certificate of TOEFL (Score 80 or above), or IELTS (Score 6.0 or above)
  • Certificate of Non-criminal Records
  • The applicants need to mail all above application materials to: International Admissions Office, School of International Education, Tianjin University
  • Application materials will not be returned regardless of the result of application

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadline is June 25, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 University of South Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

Applications are 2016 University of South Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS). These scholarships are awarded by the Australian government. Scholarships are open for international candidates and are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential

Scholarship description

The aim of the scholarship program is to enable and encourage academically able international students.

An applicant must have first-class Honours or equivalent to gain a scholarship at the University of South Australia. 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

Scholarships are available for postgraduate research programme over different departments across the University, all offering a diverse range of courses

Eligibility

  • Generally an applicant must have first-class Honours or equivalent to gain a scholarship at the University of South Australia
  • An awardee must be enrolled on a full-time basis as a candidate for a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of South Australia
  • An awardee shall be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia

Value

  • Scholarship includes at least $26,288 per annum for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension (2016 stipend rate)
  • An IPRS will cover your tuition fees and your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), and provide a stipend (living allowance), but will not pay for travel expenses
  • A thesis allowance is funded to cover the cost of printing and binding the thesis

How to apply

The mode of applying is Online. Mandatory documentation includes:

  • Undergraduate Studies/Bachelor degree academic transcripts, including detailed records of courses and subjects undertaken and individual grades achieved
  • Postgraduate degree studies /e.g. Diplomas, Master’s Degree academic records and transcripts
  • Evidence of English language proficiency

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 August, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016/2017 Australia Awards Scholarships by the Australian Government

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Australia Awards Scholarships by the Australian Government. These awards are for students of Asia, Pacific, Africa and Middle East. Scholarships are available to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions

Scholarship description

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government that aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country

Scholarships are available to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions in programs that relate to applicants country’s priority areas for development. These are listed on the participating country profiles

Eligibility

  • Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the scholarship
  • Awardees are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

To be eligible to receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship
  • Be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship
  • Not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilization phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Foreign Affairs or Defense Sector (subclass 576) visa
  • Not be current serving military personnel
  • Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or  be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently
  • Not be applying for another long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years) vii. have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector)
  • Be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Program Areas will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution’s admission requirements. This may not be known until Program Areas request a placement at selected institutions)
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to hold a Foreign Affairs or Defense Sector (subclass 576) visa. This may mean that the Program Area will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements
  • Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed

Students from the following countries can apply for the Australia Awards Scholarships:

Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.)

Pacific (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Pacific Collectivities (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu  and Vanuatu)

Africa (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia) and Middle East (Palestinian Territories)

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship. An applicant or awardee should meet DFAT’s English language requirements for receiving an Australia Awards Scholarship

Value

The Awards are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
  • Establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department. From 1 January 2013, CLE payable to awardees is A$30,000 per year
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the student’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
  • Supplementary Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • Fieldwork (for research awardees and Master by coursework which has a research component where fieldwork is compulsory component)—may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia

How to apply

The mode of applying is online or post. Applicants should read the Application Procedure for more understanding

Note: An applicant or awardee will meet DFAT’s English language requirements for receiving an Australia Awards Scholarship. Where an applicant or awardee does not meet DFAT’s English language requirements the awardee will need to provide an academic English language test. Accepted English language tests are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Application deadline

Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by their country. See the opening and closing dates for each country

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2016 University Twente Scholarship (UTS) in Netherlands for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 University Twente Scholarship (UTS) which is available for students from both EU/EEA as well as non-EU/EEA countries. There are approximately 30 scholarships available for one year master degree programme

Scholarship description

The University Twente Scholarship (UTS) is a scholarship for excellent students from both EU/EEA as well as non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University Twente. University Twente is a university located in Enschede, Netherlands. It offers research and degree programmes in the social and behavioral sciences and in engineering. In keeping with its entrepreneurial spirit, the University is committed to making economic and social contribution to the region of the Netherlands where it is based

Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education. List of Subjects are: 

Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Business Information Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Management, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Construction Management and Engineering, Educational Science and Technology, Electrical Engineering Embedded Systems, European Studies, Health Sciences, Human Media Interaction, Industrial Design Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Environmental and Energy Management, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society, Public Administration, Science Education and Communication, Sustainable Energy Technology, Systems and Control and Telematics

Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate programme (MSc) at University of Twente

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the University Twente Scholarship, applicant should meet all the requirements below.

  • Applicant’s programme should start in September 2016
  • For this application round, they have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying UT graduate programmes before 15 March 2016
  • Applicants have to include a motivation letter in their application (250 – 500 words). This motivation letter explains the following:
  • What they have studied in the past
  • What goal they want to reach through their study at UT
  • How they plan to receive this goal
  • Why they particularly choose to study at the University Twente
  • Applicants comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa into the Netherlands (if applicable)
  • Applicants comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills
  • Applicant is not eligible for a Dutch study grant
  • Applicants have completed a pre-master at the University Twente (if applicable)
  • Applicants may have already applied for a UTS even if they have to do a pre-master programme at the University Twente first. However, they must complete their pre-master programme with a CGPA of 7.5 (out of 10) to be eligible for a UTS and comply with above mentioned requirements. UTS benefits and support are explicitly for Master’s programmes, not for pre-master programmes. Please note: If they intend to start their master’s programme in September 2016 and are required to follow a pre-master programme, the pre-master should start in February 2016 at the latest

Value

  • Scholarship has a value of € 6,000 – € 25,000 for one year (approximately 30 scholarships available). If student have applied for a two-year programme, make sure they read the information about two-year study programmes below
  • Has a look at the overview of the estimated costs of living in the Netherlands (excluding tuition fees)

How to apply

The mode of applying is by filling the Online Application Form.. In order to apply for this scholarship, applicant must already need to be (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying Master programmes

To start application procedure, student will need the following documents. Please note that they submit these documents digitally.

  • A bachelor’s degree certificate or an equivalent qualification certificate (if available)
  • An official transcript of records or preliminary transcript of records in Dutch, English or German
  • A certified official translation of your bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript of records if not in Dutch, English or German
  • Official English test score results (IELTS or Toefl IBt)
  • An additional Higher Degree certificate and transcript and official translation (if applicable)
  • An abstract of your final bachelor’s project (thesis)
  • A valid international passport
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Contact information of two references (reference letters are not required)

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31st March, 2016

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