Thursday, 29 April 2010

PhD Fellowship in Architectural Sciences at University of Rome

Brief Description

The Doctoral School in Architectural Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy offers one Ph.D. fellowship for attaining the degree of “Dottore di Ricerca” (Ph.D.). Five Ph.D. programmes are currently active within the School:

- Architecture and Construction – Space and Society
- Energy Saving and Distributed Microgeneration
- Space and Furnishing Design
- Retraining and Recovery of Urban Heritage
Landscape and Environment Design Management and Planning

The fellowship amounts to 19.800,00 € per year; this amount includes national insurance (INPS) contributions that fellowship recipients are required to pay (8,91% for 2010).

The Ph.D. Programme lasts for three years and may be extended to a fourth year (without grant), subject to approval by the School authorities. At the end of the first and second year of attendance, students have to be evaluated as proficient according to the rules of the Schools.

Eligible Candidates

- are not Italian citizens;
- are not residents of Italy;
- have obtained an academic qualification abroad by a non-Italian institution which satisfies the entrance requirements for admission to the Doctoral Programme, i.e., a degree equivalent to the Italian diploma di laurea / laurea specialistica / laurea magistrale, or expect to obtain it before 31 July 2010. The equivalence of each qualification to the relevant Italian degree will be ascertained (for the sole purpose of this competition) by the Academic Board of the Schools.

Application Deadline

Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2010. For further information, visit the School’s website, Accepted candidates will be notified by June 30, 2010.

Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze dell'Architettura, "Sapienza" Università di Roma
Address: Via Gramsci, 53 - 00197 Rome, Italy
Visit the website at

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarships 2011-2013 For UK Students

Brief Description

We are now accepting applications for the 2011-2013 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarships.This award is offered on an annual basis to those with a minimum of a bachelor's degree, under the age of 35, who wish to continue their studies in Japan. The scholarship is offered for both research and taught postgraduate courses. With regard to a taught course, any additional entry requirements specified by each particular university must be met. No knowledge of Japan or the Japanese language is necessary.

Grantees can pursue research or study in any field as long as it is related to their field of expertise or previous study. It can be difficult, however, to place students who wish to study visual and performing arts. Candidates are encouraged to establish contacts with Japanese academics in their field when applying for the scholarship. University preferences are taken into account as far as possible.

Scholarships are tenable from either April or October each year. Those leaving in April will hold their award for two years, whilst those departing in October will hold theirs for 18 months. The Japanese Government provides return air fare, school fees and a monthly grant of ¥150,000 ( subject to change).

Fields of Study

Humanities and Social Sciences: Literature, History, Aesthetics, Law, Politics, Economics, Commerce, Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology, Music, Fine Arts, etc

Natural Sciences: Pure Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Fisheries, Pharmacology, Medicine, Dentistry, Home Economics, etc.

* Students majoring in medicine or dentistry will not be allowed to carry out clinical studies by conducting medical examinations or performing operations, unless they are permitted by the Minister of Health and Welfare under the provisions of the Japanese laws concerned.

** Fields of study must be one of those available at Japanese universities. Traditional entertainment arts, such as kabuki and Japanese dancing, as well as practical training given by factories or companies is excluded.

Eligible Candidates

Nationality: Applicants must have British nationality, eg. A UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands passport. Those who do not hold British Citizenship or British Overseas Territories Citizenship should contact the Japanese Embassy in their own country. Applicants who have Japanese nationality at the time of application will not be eligible.

Age: Applicants must be under the age of 35 as of April of the year they wish to depart for Japan.

Academic Background: Applicants must be university graduates or those who will graduate from a university or college by March or September of the year they wish to depart for Japan.

Study Area: The study area must be within or related to the field that the applicant has previously studied (or is now studying).

Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to study the Japanese language and to receive instruction in Japanese.

Health: In view of the expected psychological challenges due to cultural and environmental changes, mental as well as physical health is an essential prerequisite.

Arrival in Japan: Applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April or between the 1st and 7th October.

•Military personnel and military civilian employees registered on the active list are ineligible.

•The Scholarship may be cancelled if grantees fail to arrive in Japan by the appointed date.

•Applicants who have been awarded a Japanese Government Scholarship in the past will not be selected as Grantees unless they have had a few years of research or teaching experience after returning to their home country. However, former "Japanese Studies" scholarship students may apply for admission to the Research Student Programme once they have completed their undergraduate programme after returning to their home countries.

•Applicants who are already enrolled in a Japanese university are not eligible to apply.

•Applicants who have been awarded another scholarship which coincides with the term of the Japanese government scholarship are not eligible.

Scholarship Value

•Allowance: ¥150,000 (subject to change) per month will be given to each Grantee during the term of his/her scholarship, with the understanding that the Scholarship will be suspended if the Grantee is absent from university for a lengthy period of time.

•Return airfare to Japan

•School Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at universities will be exempted.

•6-month Japanese language course (if deemed necessary by the university)

•Help finding accommodation

•Medical expenses: Students may receive subvention for part of their medical expenses in Japan.

Selection Procedure :

The Embassy of Japan in London will select preliminary candidates by inviting short listed candidates to interview. Those who have been selected as preliminary candidates will be recommended to MEXT, who will choose tentative Grantees through a screening committee. The scholarship Grantee will finally be selected after the university placement has been confirmed.

•In principle, applicants who wish to pursue such fields of study as Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature, Japanese history, Japanese law etc., will not be selected as Grantees unless they have sufficient knowledge of the Japanese language to follow these courses.

•As part of the preliminary selection, an assessment test in Japanese will be given to all applicants. Candidates may also opt to take an English examination, in which case the highest result will be forwarded to MEXT.

For Further Information :

MEXT Postgraduate Scholarships
Japan Information and Cultural Centre
Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly
London W1J 7JT
Tel: 020 7465 6583
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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Fulbright International Science & Technology Award For Irish Students 2010/2011

What's on offer

* Student Awards in certain science & technology disciplines
* approximately $60,000 per annum plus insurance, J-1 visa and programming
* fully funded PhD study in the US.

Who can apply

* Undergraduate with
o excellent academic track records
o leadership qualities
o an understanding of Fulbright
o a clear course of study
o an application to a US institution
o Irish / EU citizenship.

How to apply

* complete and submit online application and supporting documentation
* submit hardcopies of application and supporting documentation
BY 30th April 2010
* be available for interview May - June 2010 if short-listed.

Further Information :

World Habitat Awards 2010 In Uk


The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless.Two awards are given annually to projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems, from the global South as well as the North.
Every year an award of £10,000 is presented to each of the two winners at the annual United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day.

How to Enter

Projects & approaches are sought that…

Demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries of the global South as well as the North.
Can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate.
View the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, capacity building or education.

The World Habitat Awards competition has a two-stage entry process:

Stage I submissions need only comprise a summary of the key aspects of the project. From these preliminary submissions, ten projects are selected by an Assessment Committee to go forward to Stage II of the competition.

Stage II submissions are evaluated by an independent advisory group before being put to a panel of international judges, which include the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Rector of the United Nations University, Tokyo. Evaluation visits are carried out to some of the projects prior to the final judging.
All Stage I submissions must be received by 1st November 2010.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Pakistan: Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship Program (5000 Fellowships)


The programme aims at awarding of 5000 PhD scholarships in various field of studies in different phases/Batches. The priority areas for research include Engineering Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Basic Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Humanities/Social Sciences and Health Sciences. Scholarships however, are not restricted to specified subject/areas and may also be awarded to scholars who would like to conduct research in any area not specified in the programme.

The objectives of the scheme are:

  1. To stimulate research and development activities in public sector Universities in Pakistan.

  2. To create a critical mass of highly qualified human resources in all fields taught at the advanced level in the world. These locally qualified academics and researchers will improve the R&D potential of our teaching and research institutions and the training potentials of our universities (public as well as private) and feed the industrial sector.

  3. To promote M.Phil/M.S (Engr) and Ph.D. courses and research work in all fields. These M.Phil, M.S. (Engr) and Ph.D. students will work on problems of interest to Pakistan and will address social and economical problems critical to the development of Pakistan.

  4. The specific objective is to give scholarships to a total of 5000 students in five batches. 1000 Ph.D scholars in the first year as batch-I, starting from September 2003. These students will initially be enrolled in the respective M.Phil/M.S (Engr) programs at the Universities and will subsequently become Ph.D. scholars. Four batches of Ph.D students will follow in subsequent four years.


  1. Scholar should have a degree with minimum 18 years of education and
    No 3rd division in entire academic carrier (where “division” criteria applicable)
    2) No ”D” grade in entire academic carrier (where “grade” criteria applicable)
  2. In case of Mphil leading to PhD schoalr must have completed MS/MPhil fulfilling HEC Quality Criteria and have been enrolled in PhD studies on or before 31st May 2010.
  3. Must be a regular PhD Student.
  4. Must not be availing any other scholarship currently.
  5. Maximum age is 35 years, except for people working on regular basis in public sector whose maximum age is 40 years, by closing date of submission of application.
  6. The Scholar will have to be a full-time regular student to avail the scholarship. Those who are employed have to arrange study leave for the full duration of the program.
  7. Must be conducting studies under the supervision of an HEC Approved PhD supervisor. List of HEC approved supervisors.
Further Information:

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Egypt Scholarship 2010/2011 For Bangladeshi Students


Al Azhar institute and Al Azhar University is offering 5 and 10 scholarship respectively for the Bangladeshi students.To apply in Al Azhar institute candidates must have to pass in ssc or dakhil exam and to appy in Al Azhar University candidates must have to pass HSC or Alim exam. In both sphere the medium of education will be in arabic language.


1. Muslim
2. Resident of Bangladesh
3. Scholarships should not be to an equivalent local educational institution.
4. Nominees should be healthy.

Further Information About This Scholarship Can Be Collected From

Friday, 23 April 2010

South Africa: National Research Foundation(NRF) Scholarship


The NRF provide two types of complementary student support:

  • Free-standing scholarships (SA students only) and fellowships which will be awarded directly to students undertaking full-time study, on a competitive basis. Students must apply for these awards themselves, and remain responsible for the submission of all required documentation.
  • Grant-holder-linked assistantships and bursaries which will be granted to researchers within their NRF support packages and may be awarded to students selected by NRF grant-holders and linked to their research plans. Applications have to be made by the researchers in their applications for research grants in the respective NRF programmes.

Categories of free-standing student support

A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for full-time honours, Master's and doctoral studies to top achievers in their research fields, for academic performance as well as their research potential. Applications for full-time honours and Master's awards as well as closing dates are available at various tertiary institutions and post graduate research offices.

The following Free-standing student support in the natural, social and human sciences, engineering and technology is offered:

  • NRF Free-standing Honours Scholarships for full-time study in South Africa
  • NRF/DST Innovation Scholarships for full-time Master's and doctoral study in South Africa
  • NRF/DAAD In-country Scholarships for full-time Master's and doctoral study in South Africa
  • NRF/DST Innovation Scholarships for full-time Master's and doctoral study in South Africa
  • SABI/NRF Scholarships for full-time Master's and doctoral study in South Africa
  • NRF Prestigious and Equity Scholarships for full-time Master's study in South Africa
  • NRF Prestigious and Equity Scholarships for full-time doctoral study in South Africa as well as doctoral study abroad
  • The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (CCT) and the NRF joint funding of five (5) South African doctoral scholars
  • Postdoctoral fellowships for research, either in South Africa or abroad
  • Free-standing Innovation postdoctoral fellowships for research in South Africa

Further Information:

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Fulbright Graduate Study Program For Polish Students

Scholarships for graduates of Polish universities, who were admitted to the first year of graduate or doctoral studies in American universities for the academic year from 2010 to 1911 of any of the fields, in Addition to programs, LLM, MBA and medical school. Applications accepted until April 30, 2010.Successful Applicants will be Invited for Interviews Within the time limits from 24 to 28 May 2010. Decisions on scholarships awarded will be taken in early June 2010. Decisions on Scholarships Will Be Awarded Taken in early June 2010. For those who complete the study in the academic year 2009-10, you will need to submit Masters before August 1, 2010. For those who complete the study in the academic year 2009-10, you will need to submit Masters before August 1, 2010. Information for all candidates, the dates of interviews and the results will be communicated in writing skills. Information for all candidates, the dates of interviews and the results will be communicated in writing skills.

Scholarships are intended for people with Polish citizenship living permanently in Poland, which meet all the following conditions: Scholarships are Intended for people with Polish citizenship living permanently in Poland, Comma meet all of the Following Conditions:

· Have been accepted to the Master's or doctorate in American universities for the academic year from 2010 to 1911; · Have been accepted to the Master's or Doctorate in American universities for the academic year from 2010 to 1911;

· Do not studied previously and currently studying in the U.S.; · not studied for Previously and Currently studying in the U.S.;

°, are graduates of Polish universities and received a master's degree or obtain it by 1 August 2010; °, are graduates of Polish universities and Received a master's degree or Obtain it by 1 August 2010;

° are Polish citizens do not have a permanent residence card in the U.S. (green card) or dual Polish and American citizenship; ° are not Polish Citizens to have a permanent residence card in the U.S. (Green card) or dual Polish and American citizenship;

· Provide proof of financial means to cover the cost of their studies. · Provide Proof of Financial Means to cover the cost of Their studies.

the completed forms on-line: https: / / / student / Fulbright / international / containing The Following documents:

- - A copy of a diploma or a current certificate from the college, university, current copy of a diploma or certificate of graduation from college;

- - Copy of the document from the university indicating that the adoption of the U.S. to study, copy of the document from the university indicating That the ADOPTION of the U.S. This study;

- - A copy of the formal financial resources to cover the costs of study, a formal copy of the Financial Resources to cover the cost of studies;

- - Address form (completed in Polish, available at the Fulbright Commission). Address forms (completed in Polish, available at the Fulbright Commission).

Applications incomplete or received after April 30, 20010 Applications will be considered incomplete or Received after April 30, 20.010 Will Not Be Considered

Further Information:

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

USA: International Fulbright Science & Technology Award For Polish Students 2011/2012


3-year Fellowships for doctoral studies in the best American universities for outstanding students and graduates of Polish universities in the following areas: biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, agricultural, technical and Earth science. Applications accepted until April 30, 2010 in the Following areas: Biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, agricultural, technical and Earth science.


Scholarship provides full funding for the first three years of doctoral studies in American universities: tuition fee, stipend for living expenses, additional resources for research work, purchase of equipment, books, attending conferences and travel.
Applications completed on-line: https: / / / student / Fulbright / international , in accept the April 30, 2010

Interviews will be held on 24-28 May 2010 in the office of the Fulbright Commission. Interviews Will Be Held on May 2010 from 1924 to 1928 in the office of the Fulbright Commission. Applications selected by the Fulbright Commission two candidates will be forwarded to the U.S. State Department, where a specially appointed committee decides to grant scholarships. Applications selected by the Fulbright Commission two candidates will be Forwarded to the U.S. State Department, Where Specially appointed a committee Decides to Grant Scholarships. Decisions will be taken until the end of September 2010. Decisions Will Be Taken Until The End of September 2010.


The Scholarships May Apply for people who:

- - Are citizens of Poland, permanently residing in Poland, not having dual Polish and American citizenship and permanent residence cards in the U.S. (green card) of Poland are Citizens, permanently residing in Poland, not Having dual Polish and American citizenship and permanent residence cards in the U.S. (Green card);

- - They are students or graduates of Polish universities, have a master's degree or obtain it by 1 August 2011; are students or graduates of Polish universities, have a master's degree or Obtain it to August 1, 2011;

- - Not coming out and not previously studied in the USA and not coming out and not Previously studied in the U.S.;

- - Acquired an excellent average of the course of studies, have clarified outstanding achievements and scientific interests. Received an excellent average course of study, have clarified outstanding Scientific Achievements and Interests.

Requires very good knowledge of English - a minimum of 93 points from the TOEFL IBT test Requires very good knowledge of Polish - a minimum of 93 points from the TOEFL IBT test

Further Information :

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Fulbright Scholarships 2011/2012 For Belgium Students At Masters & PhD Level

Brief Description

The Commission for Educational Exchange offers approximately 35 scholarships annually for study, teaching and research in the United States at the graduate (Master’s or Ph.D) or post-doctoral level. The awards vary from round-trip travel to grants covering all expenses for an academic year. Candidates for the Commission's grants must be citizens of Belgium or Luxembourg and have a post-secondary degree (minimum the equivalent of a license or a Master’s) with outstanding results. Special scholarships are available for secondary school teachers, foreign language teaching assistants, and for study in business, law, science, technology, engineering and journalism.

Applicants who are not citizens of Belgium or Luxembourg should contact the Fulbright Commission in their country of nationality.

Click here for addresses of Fulbright Commissions around the world.

If no Fulbright Commission exists in your country of nationality, you should contact the Public Affairs / Cultural Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in your country.

Candidates must :

• demonstrate academic excellence
• be individually interviewed in English
• be apt to benefit from the academic opportunity offered to them
• be good representatives of their own country while they are in the United States

Since one of the fundamental purposes of the Fulbright exchange program is to increase understanding between the peoples of the countries involved, the Board of Directors gives preference to candidates who have had no significant opportunity to live in the United States. Grantees are expected to return to their own country upon completion of the project for which the award was made.


30 April,2010

Other requirements:

• Departures normally take place between August 1 and March 31. Special authorization must be sought in order to leave at another time of the year.

• Recipients of Commission awards must travel on U.S. Government-sponsored "Exchange Visitor" visas. They may not travel on any other. Please note that anyone admitted as an Exchange Visitor to the United States must return to his/her country for two years before returning to the United States as a permanent resident, temporary worker or trainee, or intra-company transferee.

• Candidates to study must have completed a cycle of education beyond the secondary level at a recognized institution, with outstanding academic results.

• Candidates in education (i.e. teachers or administrators) must have had 3 years professional experience at the time of application.

• Candidates for research must hold a European doctorate or its equivalent at the time of their departure.

• Candidates in medicine must have received the degree of Doctor in Medicine before leaving for the United States, and must intend to do research. Awards are not available for clinical training.

• Student awards are normally for a minimum period of one academic year. However, applications for pre-doctoral research for a minimum period of 6 months will also be considered. Research and lecturing awards are for a minimum period of 3 months in no more than 2 different institutions. Secondary school teachers may participate in special summer programs.

• Applications for study and research should be made while candidates are in correspondence with specific institutions concerning affiliation and financial support. No awards can be confirmed until candidates have submitted written evidence that they will dispose of adequate funds to carry out their plans in the United States.

• Candidates should submit a Preliminary Application to the Commission for Educational Exchange at their earliest convenience so that their eligibility to compete for an award may be determined. (Academic records, suitability of project, and knowledge of English are factors in determining eligibility.)

• Detailed Final Applications and all supporting documents are due before or on the last working day nearest to one of the five competition deadline dates: October 31, January 15, March 1, April 30 or June 1

• There is no age limit to the Fulbright Grants except for the Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) program (maximum age 29).

Further Information:

Amsterdam Business School / NTIO Joint Scholarships 2010/2011

Scholarship Amount

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) offers 2 scholarships:
• one tuition waiver of € 13.500 for the fulltime MBA programme;
• one tuition waiver of € 12.000 for the fulltime Master in International Finance programme (MIF).
An enrollment fee of € 2.000 is applicable for both programmes.

Requirements for OTS applicants:

1) Applicants must satisfy the online admission requirements as described on the website of the Amsterdam Business School,

For the MBA:
For the MIF:

Summary of ABS MBA entry requirements:
• Bachelor degree: Applicants are expected to hold a good first degree;
• Work experience: A minimum of three years of business experience is essential;
• General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): Proof of a valid GMAT score (not older than 5 years);
• TOEFL or IELTS: Proof of sufficient English language proficiency.

Summary of ABS MIF entry requirements
• A good undergraduate degree preferably in economics, finance, business, law, or a quantitative discipline. For students with no background in these areas, a one-week mathematics and statistics refresher course right before the start of the programme. Admission may be conditional on you taking the mathematics and statistics refresher course;
• Work experience is desirable but not essential;
• General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): Proof of a valid GMAT score (not older than 5 years);
• TOEFL or IELTS: Proof of sufficient English language proficiency.

Amsterdam Business School Application Deadline:
The OTS applicants should submit their complete application file online for admission to ABS before April 30th 2010 and indicate that they are applying for the OTS.

If you have any question, please contact the ABS MBA at or the ABS MIF at

The Amsterdam Business School Profile (Or go to

Part of the UvA’s Faculty of Economics and Business, the ABS has a balanced portfolio of research based education in Accounting, Finance and Management addressing issues such as Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Leadership. Our staff is composed of top-level academics from more than 20 different countries.

In 2007 the Amsterdam Business School received EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) annual meeting. EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation for higher education institutions in management and business administration.

The ABS’ educational philosophy is characterised by small scale interactive seminars, workshops and case based programmes, all designed to stimulate active student participation. Excellent international students are attracted by the ABS’s two flagship programmes, the Amsterdam Master of Business Administration, known as the Amsterdam MBA, and the Master in International Finance (MIF). Both programmes are taught entirely in English.

For the academic year 2010/2011, the Amsterdam MBA and the Master in International Finance each offer one NESO Orange Tulip scholarship to a highly qualified Taiwanese applicant. The scholarships take the form of te tuition fee waivers (except for an enrollment fee of EUR 2.000) and have a value of EUR 13.500 for the Amsterdam MBA and EUR 12.000 for the Master in International Finance.

Amsterdam MBA (one-year fulltime)


Taught by faculty with extensive experience in both international business and academia, courses introduce students to the theory they need to understand the business world, the best methods of practice and the most recent developments in international business. The part-time and full-time students interact throughout the programme. The ability to work with different kinds of specialists with different nationalities is one of the most fascinating and useful experiences that can be gained from an MBA. The MBA curriculum provides broad coverage of the main functional areas in management: accounting, finance, marketing and sales, operations management, information systems management, law and human resource management. It also provides basic instruction in economics and quantitative analysis. The curriculum is highly integrative and will include courses in business policy and strategy. Beyond the acquisition of knowledge and technical skills the curriculum puts theory into practice by focusing on the personal development of participants through such competencies as decision making, teamwork, leadership skills, entrepreneurial potential, negotiation skills, communication and presentation skills.

Monday, 19 April 2010

International Fulbright Science and Technology Award 2011/2012 For Outstanding Iceland Students


This Scholarship is by Fulbright in the U.S. and is now available in four, or the academic year 2011-2012. It is intended for outstanding students in science, technology and engineering disciplines to study for doctoral.

Application Deadline: at. 16, on 23 April 2010.

Fulbright Institute in Iceland will nominate two candidates and one alternate and jury in the U.S. then choose up to 40 students from among applicants from all over the world to receive the grant. Those who receive the grant will also receive admission to some of the most prestigious U.S. universities. The grant will pay educational and living expenses cost the beneficiary of up to three years, but it is expected that the scholarship students in the same way to finish a degree. The grant also will pay all accident and health insurance, travel, purchase of equipment and more.

Further Details:

Sunday, 18 April 2010

UK: KESS Scholarship - PhD in Sport and Exercise Science 2010/2011

Brief Description

Aberystwyth University are seeking to recruit a 3-year PhD student to work on a project
entitled: Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on immune and gut responses to exercise
The prospective applicant should have a minimum of a 1st or good 2:1 in a relevant degree, and
be available to take up the studentship on 1 July 2010. The project is part-funded by the
European Social Fund (ESF) through the European Union’s Convergence programme
administered by the Welsh Assembly Government. KESS PhD scholarships are collaborative
awards with external partners. (Applicants need only apply, they do not need to search for

To apply, you need to send Professor David Lavallee by the 16th of April (address below): a
completed KESS application form (put the reference number AU Maxi 10007 in the top right
hand box of the application form), two references, an up to date CV and a covering letter, in
which you expand on the relevant contents in your CV and wider experience, and why you
think you are a good candidate. KESS application forms are available at We anticipate interviews will be held in late

Value of Award: A stipend of £13,290 for 2009/10 (rising in accordance with inflation for the
remaining two years). Each scholarship has an additional budget for travel,
equipment/consumables and training to support your research. KESS PhD Scholarship holders
do not pay fees.

Length: Full-time for 3 years. (Theses must be submitted 6 months after the funded three year
study period)
Training: The achievement of a Postgraduate Skills Development Award (PSDA) is
compulsory for each KESS scholar (The PSDA is based on a 60 credit award, which is an
additional award to the PhD).
Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for a KESS award, you must be resident, upon application,
in the Convergence Area of Wales and you must be able to take paid employment in the
Convergence area on completion of the scholarship. The Convergence Area means the
following counties of Wales: Isle of Anglesey; Gwynedd; Conwy; Denbighshire; Ceredigion;
Camarthshire; Pembrokeshire; Swansea; Neath Port Talbot; Bridgend; Rhondda Cynon Taff;
Caerphilly; and Torfaen

The following are essential for this studentship:
• BSc. Degree with first or upper second class honours, in Sport and Exercise Science,
Human Biology or other related/relevant subject.
• Interest in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Exercise Immunology and effects of nutrition on
immune function.
• Good organisational and time management skills.
• Previous experience of teaching or presenting to groups.

The following are desirable for this studentship:

• MSc. Degree in a relevant subject.
• Experience of basic biochemistry and lab techniques for the analysis of human bodily
fluids (e.g. blood, urine, saliva).
• Ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh
Please direct any enquiries to Professor David Lavallee at or +44
1970 621545.
Closing date for applications 16 April 2010
Post Reference AU Maxi 10007

Scholarship Source :

Saturday, 17 April 2010

15 Fully Funded Distance Learning Scholarships 2010 For The East and Southern African Commonwealth Countries

15 fully funded Distance learning scholarships available in 2010 for scholars in east and southern African Commonwealth countries to study the MSc in Education for Sustainability at London South Bank University.

The internationally recognised EFS programme at LSBU has over 15 years of experience working with practitioners to build capacity in education for sustainability. The programme was set up in 1994 as the result of an collaboration between a consortium of development and environmental non governmental organisations and the university. Participants have been drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, professions and geographical regions and many graduates have gone on to become key change makers in their fields and to take up influential positions in key organisations. (Check out our website

We are currently looking for applicants who are working in east or southern African Commonwealth countries, who are in leadership or potential leadership roles in their organisation and who are interested in becoming part of a community of learning and practice in EFS. Please note that these are fully funded scholarships for distance learning. For successful applicants, funding will cover all the costs of tutoring, assessment, study guides and readers, together with a travel grant for attendance at the residential week. We particularly welcome applications from women, who are under, represented in leadership roles.

The MSc Education for Sustainability will enable you to:

Develop your leadership skills in promoting and managing change
Help to build capacity in your field or work and organisation
Develop your understanding of key issues for development, the environment and education
Design effective education, training or communication programmes and strategies for sustainable development
Enhance your key skills in evaluation and participatory processes
Gain professional accreditation to support your career development
Become part of a supportive learning community across Africa

The EfS programme offers:
An internationally recognised programme and tutor team
Excellent study materials
Web based discussion and support

If you need any further information please contact Veronica Leacock on or phone 0207 815 8257

USA: Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program For Oman Citizens

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program provides opportunities for young Omani teachers of English, American Studies, Journalism and Media, and American or English literature to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States. Each FLTA Fellow will spend one year at a U.S. university where he/she will teach Arabic while enrolling in at least two U.S. studies or teaching methodology classes each semester.

During the academic year, FLTA Fellows are also invited to participate in special Fulbright workshops and Fulbright Enrichment Seminars.

The program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 29 at the time of application
  • Have a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 79-80 (internet-based) or an IELTS score of 6.0
  • Be a teacher of English language, journalism and media, American or English literature or be on training to become a teacher in above-mentioned subjects (prior teaching experience is preferred)

The deadline for receiving online applications is September 1, 2010

The application is available at:

For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Muscat at 2464-3406, or email

Friday, 16 April 2010

USA: Fulbright Study Grant For Moroccan Students

Each year MACECE awards a number of merit-based scholarships to Moroccan nationals for graduate studies in the U.S. leading to Master's or Ph.D. degrees. Scholarships generally cover expenses including tuition, books, round-trip fare and living stipend. Graduate study grants are offered in all fields except medicine, pharmacy and dentistry. In addition to a TOEFL score of at least 550, candidates are required to submit scores of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or of the GMAT exam for MBA and Finance applicants.

Candidates must also have excellent academic records and recommendations as well as intellectually compelling reasons for wishing to pursue their studies at an American university. Financial need is not a criterion for selection. Completed applications, including required test scores, must be submitted by mid-May for scholarships beginning approximately fifteen months later.

The deadline for applications for studies in any given academic year is mid-May of the previous academic year (e.g. for studies beginning in August 2011, the application must be submitted by May 2010). Candidates must have completed a four-year bachelor's degree or four-year equivalent (e.g. 3 year licence+1 year in a Maitrise or Master program) at the time of selection in June. Preference is given to applicants who have not previously studied or lived in the USA for an extended period. MBA applicants must have had at least one year of relevant professional experience at the time of submitting their applications.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

UK: University of Edinburgh Business School Leadership Scholarships


Three Leadership Scholarships are awarded to students from any country in the University of Edinburgh Business School. Each scholarship has a value of £10,000.


The scholarships are open to individuals applying for admission onto the full-time MBA or MBA in International Business in September 2010 who have an excellent academic record and who can demonstrate leadership potential.Although applications for the scholarships should be made before 31 May 2010, the scholarships will only be awarded to applicants who have accepted their offer through payment of the deposit. Applicants who hold full sponsorships are not eligible for the scholarship.If an applicant is awarded a scholarship, but subsequently declines their offer of admission on the MBA programme, the award of the scholarship will be withdrawn and awarded to another applicant.

Those that apply for a Leadership Scholarship, but are unsuccessful will be automatically considered for a Director’s Scholarship.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a 1,000 word essay explaining why they feel that they should be awarded a leadership scholarship, demonstrating their leadership potential, and outlining how the scholarship will benefit them. This essay should accompany their application for the MBA programme.The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated leadership potential. In keeping with our values-led MBA philosophy rooted in the Scottish Enlightenment, we are looking for highly motivated and principled individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant future contributions to their chosen field and the wider community. The decision will be made by a committee consisting of Directors and key staff from Admissions.If you have already accepted an offer and paid your deposit, you are welcome to apply separately for a scholarship. Please e-mail your application with the title ‘Leadership Scholarship’ in the subject matter to - Please ensure that your full name and contact details as stated in your programme application match those on your scholarship application.

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2010

Selection Procedure

The winners of the scholarships will be announced by the Business School on 1 July 2010. The successful applicants will be invited to attend an awards ceremony early on in the programme.

The University of Edinburgh Business School
7 Bristo Square


An award may be withdrawn if a student fails to meet the academic standards set by the University.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships For Citizens From Gemany, EU and Non-EU Countries

Brief Description

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to German and foreign doctoral students in keeping with the guidelines provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA). Successful applicants are entitled to two years of scholarship funding plus an extension of up to two times one half year, if applicable. A) The following requirements apply to German applicants, applicants from other EU countries and Bildungsinländer/innen1 (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research):

• Approval: applicants for a PhD-scholarship must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state or state recognized institution of higher education in Germany. In justified cases, the scholarship may also be granted to applicants who have been accepted at a institute of higher education abroad. B) The following requirements apply to students from outside the EU (funded by the Federal Foreign Office):
• Approval: applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent and must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a German institution of higher education.
• Research stays abroad for more than four weeks can only be financed with the Federal Foreign Office’s special permission. Funding is primarily intended for research stays in Germany. All applicants must have a good command of the German language. Please note that the selection workshop is generally in German. Interviews in English are only possible by way of exception.

Selection Process

Three stages are involved when the Heinrich Böll Foundation selects applicants for its doctoral

1. Submission of your written application documents
2. Specialist interview with a liaison lecturer
3. Selection workshop with an individual interview and a group discussion

At each stage only a small group is chosen from all of the applicants. This group then proceeds to the next stage. You will receive a letter informing you about the decisions following each selection stage.

Documents Needed

If you are interested in the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s scholarship and funding programme, please send three sets of your written application (1 original and 2 copies) to the Scholarship Department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Your documents should all be written in German. (Where applicable, expert references may be written in English)

Your original application includes the following documents:

1. Application form
2. Letter of motivation
3. Curriculum Vitae in tabular form
4. A copy of the degree certificate that has qualified you for your doctoral studies
5. Personal reference from a third party on your socio-political involvement
6. A synopsis of your research project
7. A detailed description of your proposed research project - Exposé
8. Two expert references on your research project, one should be from your first PhD supervisor
9. Confirmation of your acceptance as a doctoral student by your department or faculty
10. For foreign applicants: proof of German language skills

Please ensure to keep all submitted application documents for later reference. In case of your acceptance to the second stage of the application process, you need to send an identical copy of all application documents (point 1-10) to the liaison lecturer

Application Deadline: September 1, 2010

Download Document

download application sheet (PDF)

download application form (PDF) in German

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it to the following postal address:

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.
Studienwerk – Scholarship Department
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin
Further information:
Bärbel Karger
Tel.: +49 (0)30 28534-400

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Holland: StuNed Scholarship Program For Indonesian Students

StuNed, Studeren in Nederland, is a scholarship programme focusing on mid-career professionals, as part of the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands. The scholarship programme aims to contribute to the development of Indonesia through strengthening the human resources of Indonesian organisations. Individual applicants may apply for master degree or short courses in the Netherlands, whilst institutions may apply through the StuNed Group Application and/or for refresher courses.

The StuNed programme is supporting the Dutch policy for development co-operation with Indonesia and aims to contribute to the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals in 2015. The framework for the bilateral relations between the Netherlands government with Indonesia is laid down in the Multi-Annual Strategic Plan 2008-2011 (MASP). The overall objective is to strengthen bilateral relations and to support Indonesia in realizing its medium term development goals. The MASP aims to achieve the the following four strategic goals:

1. Improved democracy, stability, human rights and governance, resulting in a just and safe society;

2. Improved economic governance, resulting in sustainable economic growth and an equal distribution of growth through society, in order to decrease poverty more rapidly;

3. Improved environmental and climate policy and implementation, resulting in increased use of renewable energy, sustainable management of natural resources, reducing emissions of greenhouse gas and adaptation to climate change;

4. Intensified bilateral relations through a 'comprehensive partnership framework'.

The StuNed programme focuses on generating and strengthening institutional capacity in support of the above mentioned strategic goals. Related study fields are: education, rural development, environment, water management and sanitation, trade, good governance and human rights, gender, and culture.

Candidate's profiles

The target group for the StuNed scholarships programme will be Indonesian mid-career professionals. Priority will be given to candidates from Indonesian partner organisations of the Dutch Embassy:

1. Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG)
2. State Audit Board (BPK)
3. National Development Planning Board (Bappenas)
4. Indonesian National Intelligence (BIN)
5. Central Bureau of Statistics(BPS)
6. Casindo
7. Ministry of Home Affairs
8. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
9. Ministry of Law and Human Rights
10.Ministry of Finance
11.Ministry of Environment
12.Ministry of Public Works
13.Ministry of Trade
14.Ministry of Defense
15.Corruption Eradication Commission
16.Supreme Court (MA)
18.Indonesian National Police

The ideal StuNed candidates is strongly committed to develop human resources in Indonesia; to increase the institutional capacity of the Indonesian partner organizations; to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands, and the effectiveness of the existing cooperation projects.

Eligible courses

In general, all international training and degree courses offered by Dutch providers are eligible, as long as the chosen programme is in line with the priority areas as mentioned in the Multi Annual Strategic Plan (MASP) 2008-2011. An overview of these courses can be found in

StuNed for Master Degree Programmes

Main requirements to apply:

* be an Indonesian national;
* have earned a S1 or Bachelor's degree or its equivalent at a recognized university in Indonesia; be able to provide evidence of the academic achievements (minimum G.P.A. score 2.75):
* relevant work experience for at least two years;
* have an academic or professional background that is related to the subject of the course;
* be full time available for the entire period of the study programme or course and be able to participate in and complete all courses;
* TOEFL Computer based 213, or ITP 550, IELTS 6)
* be admitted to one of the courses or programmes offered by Institutes of Higher Education in the Netherlands for the academic year 2010;
* no age limit, but priority will be given to mid-career professionals.

Eligible study programmes

All master courses in with a duration of less then two years, and with a clear relation to the objectives of the StuNed programme.

The deadline for submission of complete application forms is 30 April 2010.

Application form can be download here

StuNed for Short Courses

Main requirements to apply:

* be an Indonesian national
* have earned a S1 or Bachelor's degree or its equivalent at a recognized university in Indonesia; be able to provide evidence of the academic achievements (minimum GPA score 2.75)
* relevant work experience for at least two years
* have an academic or professional background that is related to the subject of the course;
* be full time available for the entire period of the study programme or course and be able to participate in and complete all courses
* have a high level of English proficiency, TOEFL 520
* be admitted to one of the courses or programmes offered by Institutes of Higher Education in the Netherlands for the academic year 2010
* no age limit, but priority will be given to the mid-career professional

Eligible study programmes

All short courses with a duration of more than 6 weeks and less then 6 months with a clear relation to the objectives of the StuNed programme.


For courses starting between 1 July – 31 December 2010, the deadline is 1 March 2010

For courses starting between 1 January – 31 June 2011 the deadline is 1 October 2010

StuNed for Tailor-Made Training Programmes

Institutions, consortia and functional networks (hereafter called institutions/networks) may submit a collective application for staff upgrading. Training needs can consist of existing master courses (including the Dutch part of a double degree programmes) and short courses or tailor made programmes.

Priority will be given to the Indonesian partner organisations of the Dutch Embassy. Institutions and other organization related to the development sectors which are mentioned in the MASP are also eligible.

Tailor made programmes are defined as short courses of which the starting date, location and/or time frame is adjusted to the institutions requirements. The programme may take place entirely or partly in Indonesia or the Netherlands.

Detailed information on procedures, deadlines and guidelines for proposals and forms, please contact:

Refresher Courses

The refresher course is designed for the Dutch alumni and StuNed alumni in particular. The aim of refresher courses is to refresh and up-date the alumni with the latest knowledge and skill in their fields. Priority will be given to issues relate to the MASP.

Proposal may be requested by the institutions where the alumni work for. The entirely programme will be held in Indonesia for two weeks.

For more information on refresher course please e-mail:

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme 2010/2011

Leiden University offers scholarships to outstanding all nationalities students pursuing a master’s degree programme at Leiden University. The scholarship programme is intended for candidates showing the highest achievements and promise for a master’s degree study starting in September 2010 or February 2011. The maximum study period is 12 months (1-year programme) or 24 months (2-year programme).

For whom?

  1. Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2010 or February 2011 ( All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden).
  2. All nationalities enrolling in the following programmes starting September 2010 or February 2011:
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Tax Law
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law
    • MA in International Relations and Diplomacy

Additional requirements:

  1. In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enroll. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad
  2. The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (”Studiefinanciering”; more information)
  3. Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree
  4. Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions (pdf) attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

Scholarship Amount:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 5 awards:

  • Platinum: Covers the tuition fee minus the home fee* and an allowance of €10,000 for living costs
  • Gold: Covers the tuition fee minus the home fee*
  • Silver: Covers 75% of the tuition fee
  • Bronze: Covers 50% of the tuition fee
  • Ivory: Covers 25 % of the tuition fee

* The tuition fee will be reduced to the amount of the home fee. Students who have been awarded a Platinum or Gold award still have to pay the home fee themselves.

SEARCA Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture for School Year 2011/2012

Brief Description

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields (including biological sciences, social sciences, economics and statistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering, biochemistry, and development management) for School Year 2011-2012.


The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years old.

How To Apply

Applicants may submit their applications to their countries’ respective Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Environment and Natural Resources, or Rural Development. The Ministries will then screen and endorse their applications and submit the list of qualified applicants accompanied by the complete set of requirements to SEARCA not later than 30 July 2010. Applicants should inquire with their respective Ministries regarding the Ministries’ deadline for receiving SEARCA applications...

Monday, 12 April 2010

Australia : International Undergraduate Scholarships At University Of Queensland


UQ International offers a limited number of scholarship opportunities for outstanding international students intending to study in an undergraduate program at The University of Queensland (UQ).To be eligible for a UQ International scholarship, you must be a newly commencing international student and able to study in Australia on a student visa.


* Must have a score that equates to a Queensland Tertiary Education rank of 96. See below for international equivalencies table.
* Must not be recipients of another scholarship
* Must be applying for the full program - not an articulation or requesting credit (other than the IB credit)
* Must have a full unconditional offer
* The application must be complete including a personal statement
* Excludes quota programs*

* Quota programs include Oral Health, Dental Science, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health and Safety Science, Medicine/Surgery, Arts and Medicine/Surgery dual, Health Sciences and Medicine/Surgery dual, Science and Medicine/Surgery dual, Nursing and Midwifery dual, Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Science. Please note this list may not be exhaustive.

Successful scholarship recipients will be notified within one month of the scholarship closing date. Non-successful applicants will not be notified.

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit and the personal statement. UQ reserves the right to prioritise specific study areas in the selection process.

Fulbright Grants 2010-2011 To France

Number of Grants: 16-20

Language: French language ability commensurate with the requirements of the project

Grant period: 8 to 9 months. October 1-June 30 for university attendance. Grant periods vary according to study and research projects.

Factors affecting eligibility: Candidates currently residing in France are not eligible for consideration.
Affiliation: It is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with a French university or research center; evidence of this affiliation should be submitted with the application. Information on studying in France and French institutions of higher education can be found on the following website:

Business: INSEAD is an unacceptable affiliation. Business applicants must pursue other affiliations.

Music and Fine Arts: Applicants are encouraged to establish contact with specialists in their fields before applying for a grant and to solicit invitations to study under them. Although the Fulbright Commission in France prefers affiliation with accredited institutions, applicants may be authorized to study with private teachers. Please note that additional personal funds will be needed to cover costs for private lessons, rehearsal facilities, studio space, etc.
Dependents: A monthly dependent allowance of 200 euros is provided for each (up to three) accompanying dependents; dependents must accompany grantees for the entire grant period to be eligible for the allowance.

Further information and for the application procedure :

Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award 2011-2012

Department and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, created the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award in 2005 on the occasion of the centennial of the birth of Senator J. William Fulbright and the bicentennial of the birth of Alexis de Tocqueville. The award, open to American university professors with a prominent record of scholarly accomplishment, aims to reinforce collaborative research between the United States and France in all fields of study concerning Franco-American relations

Grantees are invited as guest lecturers and researchers at a host French university, where they have the opportunity to meet with French colleagues, organize and participate in conferences, and interact with French graduate and doctoral students in their area of expertise.Two awards, one for each semester, will be attributed for the 2011-2012 academic year. Starting in 2010, the application for the chair position will be sent jointly (and thus no longer successively) by the American professor and the French host institution. Consequently, the two parties must have already established contact and planned an agreed-upon academic program. For more information on how to apply, visit

Saturday, 10 April 2010

International Foundation of University Women,Switzerland

Brief Description

IFUW and its national affiliates help to build the future by offering fellowships and grants to enable women achieve their educational goals.

Eligible Countries

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England & Wales, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland & Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Scotland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Uganda, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe and IFUW Independent Members.

Field of study


Level of study
PhD an Postdoc...

France : 2 Marie Curie DBA Fellowships (2010-2013)

 About The Program

You have a Masters degree and seek to gain a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) supported for 3-years by one of the most prestigious European scholarships (MC-ITN). You possess great intellectual curiosity and enjoy doing both professionally relevant and academically rigorous research in English, while living and working in France.

We are looking for excellent candidates with an interest in combining empirical socio-economic research, in our case technology and innovation management in semiconductors, micro- and nano-electronics. A sound background in research methods using both, quantitative (statistical and social network analysis) and qualitative (ethnography, interviewing and participant observation) methods is mandatory...
 For an entry on the 1st of September 2010, the deadline for applications is on the 30th of June 2010.
Additional Entry Requirements
  • Masters degree in the Social Sciences, Economics, Science and Technology Studies, or related areas (including Engineering disciplines related to semiconductors)
  • High motivation in performing interdisciplinary research
  • Fluent English (and at least working knowledge of French)
  • Mobility (the willingness to live and work in a foreign country)
  • Experience with empirical research (both qualitative and quantitative methods)
  • Computer literacy (use of specialised software for data collection and analysis)
  • Since the funding is for three years, ideally, candidates should be able to enter Stage II of the joint DBA degree, which requires a relevant Masters degree and sufficient research methods training for doctoral level study.

Further Information :

Thursday, 8 April 2010

MONBUKAGAKUSHO Scholarship 2011 For Combodian Students

Japanese Government is offering scholarship for combodian students populrraly known as MONBUKAGAKUSHO scholarship for 2011.


Fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research at Japanese universities. Keep in mind, however, that a student who majors in medicine, dentistry or welfare science will not be allowed to engage in clinical training such as medical care and operative surgery until he/she obtains a permit from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare under applicable Japanese laws. Majors in traditional entertainment such as Kabuki and classical Japanese dances, or in subjects that seek practical training in specific technologies or techniques at factories or companies are excluded.


1 Nationality:

Applicant must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. This applies at such times to stateless persons, too. Applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application will not be eligible. Applicant screening will be made at the Japanese Embassy/Consulate Generalhereinafter referred to as the “Japanese legation” in the country of Applicant’s nationality except where two or more countries are attended by the same Japanese Embassy/Consulate General...

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

France: AIR LIQUIDE-MEEA Scholarship For Indian, Ivoirian, Malagasy, Moroccan, Russian & Saudi Arabian Students

In March 2010, the Ministry of External and European Affairs (MEEA) and AIR LIQUIDE decided to create a programme for hosting and supporting meritorious foreign students in France.This forms part of the “QUAI D’ORSAY – ENTERPRISES” programme of the Ministry of External and EuropeanAffairs and is based on a public-private partnership The specificity of this MEEA programme lies in the creation of optimal and personalized conditions for hosting foreign students and jointly selecting candidates with the MEEA, AIR LIQUIDE and French higher education partner institutions.The AIR LIQUIDE-MEEA co-financed scholarship programme is aimed at students hailing from India, Côte d’Ivoire,Madagascar, Morocco, Russia and Saudi Arabia, who are currently pursuing their studies in their countries. Only candidates holding the nationality of one of these six countries are eligible for this programme; candidates holding dual citizenship, if it includes French nationality, are not eligible.For the academic year 2010-2011, 12 scholarships will be awarded...

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Italy: Master Scholarships in Banking and Entrepreneurship 2010/2011


After its first seven successful editions, that have involved more than 150 participants coming from Italy and Eastern Europe Countries, the eight edition of the “New Europe Master in Banking and Entrepreneurship” is starting on October 13th 2010.The Master lasts one year and includes a 3-month internship, a sort of on-the-job-training in one of the banks belonging to UniCredit Group. It aims at giving graduates and young professionals the opportunity to gain specific knowledge of the European Banking System and its multiple relations with the world of finance and the entrepreneurship.The Course takes place in Conegliano (TV), inside the premises of the superb former Franciscan Monastery, a location that allows to couple the beauty and the peaceful-and-quiet environment of the building with the chance of living in Conegliano, a pleasant man-sized town full of activities, and at the same time, of being immersed in a part of Italy that represents the heart of the European entrepreneurship model...

The Singapore Management University (SMU) MBA Scholarships For All International Students

Brief Description
The SMU MBA programme does offer scholarships for both Full-time and Flex-time students, but only after students are admitted into the programme.  Currently we offer scholarships for academic excellence, leadership, diversity, and/or sector interest (family business & entrepreneurship, energy, technology, and finance).  Students can apply for more than one scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and need. Over half of this year's pioneer class has been awarded some form of scholarship funding ranging from 5,000 – 20,000 SGD. There is no bond attached to the scholarship. 

Eligibility Criteria
  • Successfully accepted into the SMU Full-time or Flex-time MBA programme
  • Open to all nationalities
BW Maritime Scholarships 

BW Maritime is a part of the BW Group, which is one of the world's leading maritime companies involved in offshore oil and gas production and delivery of energy and other vital commodities for more than 70 years ( ).
The BW Maritime Scholarship is targeted at SMU MBA students with experience and/or interest in the energy sector. Awards range from $10,000 – 15,000 SGD and are bond-free...

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Australian Development Scholarship for Indonesian Students At Master and Doctoral Level

The Australian Government offers scholarships for S2 and S3 300 Indonesian students in 2010 through the Australian Development Scholarships (ADS). Registration start June 7th and close at August 27th, 2010.
The scholarships are open to the public (PNS) and private sectors. The division includes 200 scholarships for civil servants and 100 to the public.
Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are funded by the Government of Australia for postgraduate study at Australian universities. The main goal of ADS is to promote Indonesia`s human resource capacity to contribute to four areas of development priority:..

Endeavour Postgraduate Awards 2010/2011 For International Students

Brief Description

The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide full financial support for international students for up to 3.5 years* to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study in australia.

The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards aim to:

• enable high achieving international students to undertake a postgraduate qualification either by coursework or research in thei chosen fields of study in Australia

• strengthen bilateral ties between Australia and the participating countries

• showcase Australia’s education sector

• strengthen mutual understanding between the people of Australia and Award Holders' home countries

• build international linkages and networks.

The top twenty incoming PhD recipients of Endeavour Postgraduate Awards will be awarded the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Posgraduate Awards8. The eligibility requirements and application process for the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Awards are the same s for the 2011 Endeavour Postgraduate Awards...

Saturday, 3 April 2010

UK : International Masters Scholarship Scheme 2010/2011 At The University Of Exeter

The University has up to 15 full tuition-fee merit-based scholarships for International students commencing taught Masters programmes starting in October 2010.
These scholarships are open to applicants interested in programmes from the following Schools only.
  • Biosciences (two available)
  • Education (one available)
  • Geography (two available - one each for the Exeter and Cornwall campuses)
  • Humanities (three available)
  • Psychology (one available)
  • Sports and Health Sciences (two available)

All of these awards are aimed at International students with high academic ability (typically at least an upper second class honours or international equivalent). Applicants who require pre-sessional English will be considered but will have a lower priority for an award than those applicants who already satisfy the University’s English language requirements. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate, through their application, the potential to progress to doctoral study at the University of Exeter.
Please note that a number of programmes are specifically excluded from these Scholarships:
Masters in Public Administration (MPA) within Humanities
Masters by Research (MA or MSc), are excluded as they offer the opportunity to pursue a one year research project without a taught element.
All Business School Masters are excluded from this Scholarship Scheme...

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