Sunday, 31 October 2010

Postdoctoral Research Grant in Activity Recognition and Object Tracking,Portugal

A research grant of type BPD is now open in the framework of project ARGUS – Activity Recognition and Object Tracking Based on Multiple Models, financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), under the following conditions:

1. Activity duration:
1 year starting from January 1, 2011, under an exclusivity contract according to the FCT “Regulations for Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources” and Instituto Superiopr Tecnico (IST) grant regulations.

2. Objectives and summary:
The objectives of the work consist in the development of models and algorithms for recognition of human activities in video signals, using multiple motion fields and Bayesian estimation methods.

3. Scientific supervision:
This work will be done at ISR-IST, Lisbon, under the supervision of prof. Jorge S. Marques, researcher at ISR.

4. Qualifications and required educational level:
The required educational level complies with the specified by FCT for post-doctoral grants. The applicant should have a doctoral degree, preferably within the last 5 years, in the areas of Electrical
Engineering, Mathematics or similar with significant research work and publications in computer vision and statistical models.

5. Evaluation criteria:
Selection and ranking will be made according to the following criteria: 1) Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision or Statistical Modeling of Images (25%); 2) publication record in top computer vision journals (25%); 3) publication record in top scientific conferences (25%); 4) global evaluation by the jury (25%). Candidates must fulfil the conditions to start the grant, in particular non-nationals must have a
residence authorization at the time of proposal submission.

6. Salary:
According to the values stipulated by FCT “Regulations for Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources”.

7. Documents:
Detailed curriculum vitae including degrees and list of scientific publications; motivation letter and copy of academic certificates.

8. Application dates: Applications should be sent by email from October 15 till November 15, 2010.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Microsoft Corporation Scholarship 2011 For Undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Related Technical Disciplines

A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join a community of scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada and Mexico who share your passion for technology and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal—making a real difference in the software industry.

Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.


If you’re interested in applying for the 2011-2012 academic year scholarships, make sure you postmark your application by February 1, 2011 in order for your application to be considered. Microsoft selects final candidates based on the following criteria:

* Eligibility
* Quality of application
* Displayed interest in the software industry
* Commitment to leadership
* Financial need

We will be notifying all rewarded scholarship recipients on March 18, 2011. We will strive to contact all applicants about their status, however please note that due to the high number of scholarship applicants, we may only be able to contact candidates who were awarded scholarships.

Diversity at Microsoft
We encourage student populations currently underrepresented in the field of computer science to pursue technical degrees. All candidates who meet the criteria for eligibility described below may certainly apply, while we do award a large majority of our student scholarships to women, minorities, and the disabled. Minority applicants must belong to one of the following groups underrepresented in the software field: African-American, Hispanic, or Native American.


As a recipient of one of our scholarships, you’ll enjoy the benefits for one academic year. You may receive either a full or partial scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. Full tuition scholarships will cover tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year as posted by the financial aid office at your college or university. Microsoft will make payments to the designated school, and they’re not transferable to other academic institutions. You may use the funds for tuition only—not for other costs listed on your bursar bill, such as room and board.

You’ll also need to apply for a summer internship and if offered an internship, you must complete the salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. (Microsoft reserves the right not to offer an internship position to the scholarship winner if an appropriate match cannot be found.)


To be eligible, you must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor’s degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time you submit the application. Plus, we’ll need to see that you’re making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics—and that you demonstrate an interest in computer science. Because the scholarship is merit based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0. For more detailed information regarding eligibility, please read our FAQ.


Japan:Japan Foundation Fellowship for Intellectual Exchange 2011/2012

The Fellowship Program for Intellectual Exchange 2011-2012 is designed to provide selected intellectuals in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa with an opportunity to visit Japan and conduct their own individual research on a chosen topic as well as networking/exchange activities. The program thus seeks to assist in the development of a new generation of Eastern European, Middle Eastern and African intellectual leaders who are familiar with Japan through established individual and institutional networks and are able to incorporate topics/elements related to Japan to their own field of research in future.

Eligibility of Applicants

1. Scholars, researchers (except undergraduate and graduate students), journalists and professionals who are engaged in research activities in the fields of the humanities or the social sciences, or who have practical experience in research, media, or non-profit organizations. In this fellowship, the applicantfs specialization should not be Japanese studies, but he/she should aim to conduct research that is related to Japan.
2. Individuals with adequate English-language proficiency to take part in collaborative interaction and to conduct research in Japan (Japanese-language ability is not assessed. Please attach a certificate showing the applicantfs English-language ability, if you have one.)
3. Applicants who are under 45 years old at the point of April 1, 2011 (as a general rule), and who are nationals or permanent residents with an active academic/professional affiliation in any of the following countries:
[Eastern Europe]Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Republic of Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan [Middle East]Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Interim Self-Government Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen [Africa]FAngola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
4. Applicants who can find their own affiliated institutions and advisors in Japan.
5. Applicants who intend to take Japanese-language training courses, industry training courses or courses in traditional culture (e.g., flower arranging, karate) are not eligible.
6. Religious and political activities and training for governmental officials are not eligible as well.

Research Topics

The content must include surveys and/or individual research and/or collaborative research, in the fields of either the humanities or the social sciences. The research topic must be one that is appropriate for visiting Japan (i.e., there should be a reason the fellow wishes to conduct research in Japan).

The topic must fulfill at least one of these requirements:

1. It must incorporate Japanese issues into your area of specialization.
2. It must be of mutual interest to Japan . Eastern Europe (including Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus), or Japan – Middle East, or Japan – Africa.
3. It must be an international topic (global issue), related to Japan.

Examples of topics are given below (these are only examples; research topics are NOT limited to these):
Environment and Development, Peace and Security, Social order/Law enforcement, Globalization of the economy and international cooperation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and human resource development, Energy issues, Gender issues, Population
problem, etc.

Expected Number of Fellows : Approx. 20

Fellowship Period

The fellows are required to start their fellowship within the period from May 20, 2011, to March 25, 2012. The duration of the fellowship must be between 30 days and 60 days.
* It is advised, however, that fellows should avoid visiting Japan from December 20, 2011 through January 6, 2012, because meeting and travel arrangements are virtually impossible.

Program Secretariat

The Japan Foundation
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Department
Europe, Middle East and Africa Section
Attention: Takuya Sasaki (Mr.), Program Coordinator
Telephone: +81-3-5369-6071 FAX: +81-3-5369-6041

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Bilateral Scholarships For Vietnam 2011/2012 ,Belgium

Within the framework of its cooperation programme with Vietnam, the government of Belgium wants to support the government of Vietnam in its efforts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development. The Belgian Bilateral Scholarships (BBS) constitute an important component of this cooperation programme, which aims to contribute to the long-term growth and stability of Vietnam.

Belgian Bilateral Scholarships, funded through the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGD) under the Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, enable young professionals from Vietnam to pursue postgraduate studies in Belgium and gain new expertise for the benefit of their country. The programme is managed and implemented by the Belgian Embassy in Hanoi and the Belgian Development Agency (BTC).

Quantity and type of scholarships within the framework of the Programme
For the academic year 2011-2012, 40 scholarships are made available for Vietnamese nationals who want to obtain Master or PhD degrees from universities in Belgium.

A full scholarship will cover a return ticket to Belgium, all tuition fees, basic health insurance and a monthly stipend and allowances.

For Mixed PhD award holders, the scholarship only covers the period spent in Belgium. In addition, support for fieldwork costs (data collection, experiments, materials for experiments etc.) is also available. Award holders have to prepare a justified cost estimate signed by both Vietnamese and Belgian promoters and submit it to BTC Hanoi for approval.

Who can apply
Candidates from all provinces and regions of Vietnam, from public institutions, civil society, NGOs and the private sector are encouraged to apply.
For Mixed PhD scholarships, only candidates coming from Universities and Research Institutes are eligible.
Candidates should have good academic records and relevant working experience with the desired studies.
Candidates should show potential to contribute to the development of Vietnam.
Women and candidates coming from remote areas are strongly encouraged to apply.


For Master studies, applicants must:
§ Be nationals of, and residing in Vietnam;
§ Not be older than 35 years (as of 20/12/2010);
§ Hold a full-time official university degree;
§ Have minimum 02 full years of working experience (after undergraduate study up to December 2010). The experience must be relevant to the selected Master study;
§ Be fluent in English or in French. Minimum requirements by the BBS Programme are:
- for French: TCF score of at least 350 or DELF of at least level B1 (taken in 2008 at the latest);
- for English: IELTS score of at least 6.0 or 550 TOEFL pBT or 79 TOEFL iBT. Institutional TOEFL will NOT be accepted.

For Mixed PhD studies, applicants must:
§ Be nationals of, and residing in Vietnam;
§ Be employed by Universities or Research Institutes;
§ Not be older than 40 years (as of December 2010);
§ Have at least 01 full year of working experience after Master study (as of December 2010);
§ Must have a research subject and acceptance letters of the Belgian and Vietnamese promoters before submission of their application;
§ Be fluent in English or in French. Minimum requirements by the BBS Programme are:
- French: TCF score of at least 350 or DELF of at least level B1 (taken in 2008 at the latest);;
- English: IELTS score of at least 6.0 or 550 TOEFL pBT or 79 TOEFL iBT. Institutional TOEFL will NOT be accepted.

For which Belgian universities can BBS candidates apply?
There is no restriction concerning the Belgian universities for which a candidate can apply. However, courses in international colleges located in Belgium are not eligible for Belgian Bilateral Scholarships.

The following websites will enable the candidates to find more detailed information on the Belgian universities: and

Application procedure

OPENS ON 14/09/2010 AND CLOSES ON 20/12/2010


Further Information

For all questions related to the Belgian Bilateral Scholarship Programme, please contact the following persons at the Belgian Embassy in Hanoi:

Mrs. Ngo Thu Huong
Attaché-adjoint (Development Cooperation)
In charge of the BBS Programme


Mrs. Ho Phuong Loan
Programme Assistant

Sunday, 24 October 2010

USA:Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Scholarship 2011/2012

The 2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 January 2011

Read more:

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Master & PhD Scsouholarship At Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST),South Korea

The scholarship awardees will be provided with a monthly stipend 900,000 Korean won(around US $800) for Master, and 1,200,000 Korean won (around US $1,100) for Ph.D. programs throughout their study. No tuition or registration fees are charged. All applicants need to submit below documents including online application form.

  • Completed Application Form plus Photo (image file)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Housing Application (if applicable). Upload file through the on-line application system
  • Resume (Curriculum Vitae)

By postal mailing

  • SEALED Recommendation Letters (two)
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Diplomas (Official registrar from your institution needs to confirm that copy of diploma is identical with the origin.)
  • SEALED Official Undergraduate & Graduate Transcripts (1 copy each), Including Grade-Point Average (GPA). Please submit a transcript after seal an envelope.
  • Score report for English Test (TOEFL or IELTS or TOEIC or TEPS). Please submit the original certificate or make an overture to us about relevant website with login details to verify it.
  • Two Photos (Passport Size)

All applicants should keep in mind the admission timetable in IRDA as follows. Applications for the IRDA program will be accepted twice annually. Admission periods are for both the Fall and Spring semesters. The current deadlines are as follows:
- for Fall Semester: by April 15
- for Spring Semester: by October 15

Applicants are strongly recommended to submit their application package before the application deadline. The admission approval notification is made no later than 30 days before the beginning of the semester.

Website :

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Europe:Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships in Color in Informatics & Media Technology

The CIMET online application platform for academic programme 2011-13 is now open.

M.Sc. CIMET is a first class and unique European Master’s programme providing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the field of imaging science, photonics, computer vision, optics and multimedia technology. The study programme is geared towards both scientific research and applicative research for all major industries.

Offered by four top-level academic partners in France, Spain, Finland and Norway, it is accredited and partly funded by the European Commission. Major companies such as Technicolor, Nokia, HP, Tecnalia, Multiscan, Indra, Innovae vision, GLS, VGA, IVR, Infaimon or Unitronics Vision.

CIMET is one of the Master Courses selected by the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Commission through which students from non-European Union countries and European Union countries are eligible for two-year grants of up to €24,000 per year.

The CIMET consortium is composed of University of Saint-Etienne (France), University of Eastern Finland (Finland), University of Granada (Spain) and University College Gjovik (Norway) and delivers the two-year Master programme entitled “Color in Informatics and Media Technology” (CIMET) under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme.

CIMET is a two-year Master course (120 ECTS) with an interdisciplinary approach on the field of color science and technology, it encompasses photonics, computer vision and imaging science, computer science and multimedia technology as a mix of relevant theoretical and practical knowledge.

CIMET is part of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme (, and has launched its campaign to recruit students and visiting scholars (PhD minimum) for the 2011-2013 programme.

The programme requests high mobility, but it is possible to mainly study in one host university and attend only one semester in another university. All courses are given in English throughout the consortium. To qualify for admission, applicants must have a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) in computer science, physics, mathematics or similar field.

The CIMET consortium is also able to host academics specialized in the fields of optics, colour, image and media technology. Scholars (PhD minimum) will be expected to contribute to the teaching of one compulsory course or one optional specialization course, under the direction of a permanent teacher at the host institution. Those Non-EU visiting scholars, if selected, can benefit from an attractive fellowship.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and Fellowship:

  • Student category A, for International Students (Non-EU): 48,000€ for the two-year course.
  • Student category B, for EU Students or Non-EU students who have stayed more than 12 months in the EU: 20,000€ for the two-year course.
  • Scholar fellowship: from 2400€ for a two-week stay to a maximum of 14,800 for a 3 months stay.
  • CIMET tuition fees: EU students: 4,000€ per academic year/ Non-EU students: 8,000€ per academic year

CIMET Consortium scholarship (only available for non Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders): Certain selected students (EU/non-EU) can obtain a 50% discount on the CIMET tuition fees.

For further queries or questions you may contact us directly at:

Scholarship Application Deadline:

28 January 2011

  • Non-EU students applying for Erasmus Mundus scholarship. 48,000€ for the two-year course.
  • EU students applying for EU Erasmus Mundus scholarship. 20,000€ for the two-year course.
  • Non-EU students who have been EU resident for a minimum of 12 months, applying for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. 20,000€ for the two-year course.

15th of May 2011:

  • Non-EU students applying for the consortium scholarship (i.e.: reducing the tuition fee by half)
  • Non-EU self-sponsored students.
  • EU self-sponsored students.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

China:CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship 2011

CUCAS – China’s University & College Admission System, is the official online portal for international students applying to China’s universities.

Set up to help international students study in China, CUCAS is the only online platform authorized by China’s Ministry of Education and China’s universities to directly receive international applications for study in China. All the information you need to make a decision about studying in China is available for free on our website. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch at service[at]


The CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship is a scholarship program set up by CUCAS independently, to encourage outstanding international students who apply for Chinese universities on CUCAS’s website.

1. Scholarship Recipients
Outstanding international students who successfully apply for Chinese universities on the CUCAS website.

2. Scholarship Details

2011 CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship Amount Quota Application Time
Spring Semester First Prize US $2,000 1 Starts: Oct.1 2010
Ends: Jan 30 2011
Second Prize US $1,000 2
Referral Awards US $200 3
Fall Semester Learn more>>

3. Eligibility

  • Applicants must observe Chinese laws and regulations.
  • Applicants must be friendly to Chinese people and respect Chinese multiplicity of cultures and customs.
  • Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in good health.
  • Applicants must be CUCAS registered students (Register Now).
  • Applicants must apply for 2011 spring programs on CUCAS (Find a Program) and be accepted by the university (when the application status changed to “Accepted” on CUCAS).

4. Scholarship Application

  • Applicants should submit the scholarship application directly to CUCAS after receiving an electronic acceptance letter sent by the university.
  • Application starting date: Oct. 1 2010
  • Application deadline: Jan. 30 2011
  • Announcement of the evaluation results: Feb. 7 2011

5. Application Process

6. Application Documents

These application documents should be submitted directly to CUCAS.

  • CUCAS Scholarship Application Form (Fill out the form online)
  • Certificate/diploma of highest education (Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.)
  • Academic transcript of highest education (Transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.)
  • Certificates of honors

7. Notes

  • Scholarship applicants can only choose ONE scholarship to apply for: CUCAS University Scholarship or CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship.
  • Scholarship applicants cannot apply for CUCAS scholarships when they have applied for or received any other scholarships.
  • CUCAS reserves the final right of interpretation of these detailed implementation regulations.


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Europe:Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Data Mining and Knowledge Management

Data mining and knowledge management (DMKM) has become essential for improving the competitiveness of businesses and increasing access to knowledge. DMKM still comes up, however, against major scientific and technological obstacles. This EM MC’s degree in DMKM proposes specialized training in this field.

The consortium is composed of six universities among four countries: France (University of Pierre and Marie Curie Paris 6, University of Lyon Lumière Lyon 2, Polytec’Nantes), Romania (University Polithenica of Bucharest), Italy (University of East Piedmont) and Spain (Technical University of Catalonia). The Master in DMKM is based on experience in multi-site teaching gained from the Master’s degree in Knowledge Extraction from Data, which has been running since 1999 within three members of the consortium.

The Master in DMKM is aimed at students from all over the world. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the fields of computer science, mathematics or statistics, as well as a good level of English (TOEFL 550 or equivalent). Admission is granted on the basis of a selection procedure. Classes are taught in English and the course is composed of 18 modules of around sixty hours each. The course runs over 4 semesters. The first semester is devoted to basic training and includes subjects in mathematics, statistics, databases, etc., whereas the two following ones are devoted to acquire two specialties among six ones, such as Complex Data Mining, Information retrieval, Knowledge acquisition and management, etc.

The fourth semester is targeted to the writing of a dissertation in either a laboratory or a company. Language classes will also be provided to ensure that students integrate as well as possible in socio-cultural terms in the host country. Each student must spend (6-12) months in at least two of the four countries. Students that have obtained 120 ECTS will automatically obtain national Master degrees from the countries in which they have studied. Classes are transmitted via video-conferencing. They are also recorded and accessible online.

Students can benefit, on their site of residence, from support in the form of tutoring for each course. Tuition fees are 4,000 €/year for European students and 8,000 €/year for other students. All candidates may apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

Further information:

Europe:Erasmus Mundus AstroMundus Scholarships

AstroMundus is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Masters Course ( 120 ECTS) in Astronomy and Astrophysics offered by a consortium of 5 partner universities in 4 different countries: Austria, Italy, Germany, and Serbia.

Its main objective is to provide top-ranked students with an excellent background in Astrophysics, to introduce them to the world of modern astrophysical research, and foster their future career in this field. At the same time, in the spirit of the Erasmus Mundus programmes, we promote cultural exchanges between Third Country and European students and academics.

AstroMundus students carry out their master studies in at least 2 and up to four of these countries, in a stimulating and scientifically excellent international environment.

The official language of the course is English, but students are given the possibility to learn the languages of the host countries by attending language courses at the partner universities.

Successful students will be awarded a Joint Master Degree by all partner universities they have visited during the Master studies.
In addition they will obtain a Diploma Supplement to facilitate the recognition of their degree in other universities/countries.
At the end of each 2-years cycle of the Master Programme the best master thesis of the cycle will be awarded a prize.

AstroMundus offers an excellent educational level in all branches of Astrophysics, as insured by the wide variety of expertise in the field covered by this international partnership. The main topics covered by the Master programme are:

•Galactic Astrophysics (the Sun and the Solar system, the Milky Way, stellar evolution, the interstellar medium)
•Extrasolar planets
•Extragalactic Astrophysics (galaxies, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, intra-cluster medium, star formation)
•Active Galactic Nuclei (including accretion theory, relativistic jets, modelling)
•Cosmology (including observational cosmology, galaxy surveys, gravitational lensing, very early universe)
•Particle Cosmology
•Astroparticle Physics
•Gravitational waves
•Observational astrophysics from the ground and from space
•Computational astrophysics (N-body simulations, magneto-hydrodynamic simulations)

Partner Universities

University of Innsbruck
University of Belgrade
University of Goettingen
University of Padova
University of Rome Tor Vergata

Student Scholarships

There are two categories of scholarships:

•Category A: They are intended as full scholarships and are reserved to Third Country students. Category A scholarships cover the registration fees (including the insurance), include a contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs of 8000 €, and a monthly allowance of 1000 €/month for the whole duration of the Masters Course (22 months).

•Category B: They are intended as a financial contribution for European students or for students that have carried out their main activity in one of the European or associated countries for more than 12 months during the last 5 years. Category B scholarships cover the registration fees (including the insurance), include a contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs of 3000 € (this contribution is provided only to students that will have a mobility period at the university of Belgrade), and a monthly allowance of 500 €/month for the whole duration of the Masters Course (22 months).

Scholar Scholarships

A scholarship consists of a living allowance (including travel costs) of 1200 euros per week for a minimum duration of 2 weeks and a maximum duration of 3 months per scholar.

Eligibility: Students

The "Astrophysics" Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is open to students of all nationalities that fulfill these minimum requirements:

•Hold a Bachelor degree in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Mathematics (or a certified equivalent amount of learning in the same field, quantified as 3 years of previous studies corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System) or expect to obtain it latest by August of the starting year of the Masters Course (i.e. by August 2010 for the course starting in September 2010);
•Have a good and certified knowledge of the English language (the certification is not necessary for native speakers).

All students that come from a country of the European Union or an EEA-EFTA State (Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein) or students that either are residents or have carried out their main activity (study, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in one of these countries can apply in the category "European students".

All other students, including students coming from Switzerland, Turkey, and Western Balkan Countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244-99, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) can apply in the category "Third Country students".

Eligibility: Academics

The "Astrophysics" Erasmus Mundus Masters Course invites Third Country academics of all nationalities to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to carry out activities of teaching and/or research at one of our four European consortium universities in the framework of the Masters Course for short periods that range from a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 3 months.

European academics are eligible for Erasmus Mundus scholarships only if they are members of one of the four European consortium universities and wish to spend a period at the University of Belgrade (our Third Country partner).
Applicants should bear in mind that English is the official language of the Masters Course.

The minimum requirements for eligibility are:

•Holding a PhD or equivalent
•Having a long-standing experience of teaching at graduate level

Contact Detail

University of Innsbruck

University of Innsbruck
Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics
Technikerstrasse 25
A-6020 Innsbruck



Friday, 15 October 2010

Australia:Taylors Unlink Diploma Scholarships

Taylors UniLink Diploma is a new concept in university preparation courses. It’s open to international and Australian students, and combines detailed academic preparation with educational enrichment features – to make sure you’re prepared for all aspects of university learning.
A UniLink Diploma is a complete academic program, providing entry to a range of the best courses in Australian universities and setting a new benchmark in innovation and quality. With a Taylors UniLink Diploma you could go straight to the second year of a bachelor’s degree at university.
You can choose between two diploma programs. Taylors UniLink Diplomas are spread over three trimesters, which also means the start date of your diploma is flexible. You’ll be studying at Taylors in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane. A Taylors UniLink Diploma will provide you with advanced standing, or university credit, towards an undergraduate degree at a prestigious Australian university.

Scholarship & Special Offers:

- Apply now for an early bird discount of $2000. Offer open to all applicants until 18 October 2010.
- From now until 18 Oct 2010 there is no enrolment fee for all applications.
- 5 x 50% off scholarships* available on first come first serve basis. Available to all qualified applicants until 18 Oct 2010.
- 20% off tuition fees for students from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Combine this offer with enrolment waiver and $2000 saving!

Study Subject: Diploma of Business Diploma of IT
Scholarship offered by: Taylors UniLink
Level: Higher Education Diploma
Intakes: February, June, October

Application Deadline: 18 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Singapore:Nanyang DSO Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) invites outstanding researchers with a PhD degree in science and technology to apply for the prestigious NDPD awards.

Key Features

The NDPD scheme provides selected young and promising scientists to conduct and lead research that is relevant to defence in Singapore/NTU. It offers:

•a 2-year research grant
•attractive and competitive remuneration
•possible consideration for tenure-track academic appointment with NTU at the end of
the NDPD scheme

The NDPD-RF may conduct research at Temasek Laboratories or other research entity at NTU.

The research areas for NDPD 2010 are provided below:

•Cognitive Science
•Cyber Security
•Microsystems Technologies
•Computational Photography

Fellows may lead and conduct research and publish in the above areas are encouraged to apply. Other fundamental areas of science or technology, where a breakthrough would be of interest to defence and security, will also be considered. Other fundamental areas of science or technology, where a breakthrough would be of interest to defence and security, will also be considered.


Outstanding young scientists and researchers with a Ph.D degree in the relevant discipline of science or technology from a reputable university, are eligible to apply for the NDPD.

Research project proposals which are already funded by other agencies or being considered for funding by other agencies are not eligible for funding under the NDPD Scheme. The NDPD-RF shall not apply for other funding support, unless approval has been given by the NDPD funding agency.

Application Period

The NDPD grant call will be opened from 11 Oct 2010 to 11 Jan 2011.

Application Procedures

Please complete all forms in this package and provide the required documents as listed below (in the relevant order). Applications (both hardcopy and softcopies) must be received by 11 Jan 2011. (Application Form Template).

Hardcopy submissions are to be sent to:

Research Support Office, Nanyang Technological University
76 Nanyang Drive, Block N2.1, N2.1-B4-01
Singapore 637331
c/o Ms Joanne Liang
(RE: Nanyang-DSO Post-doctoral Fellowship 2010)

Softcopy submissions are to be sent to:
Attn: Ms. Joanne Liang

All documents must be provided in English and all certificates must be duly certified:

Applicants will be shortlisted by a NDPD Review Panel. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Singapore in Apr/May 11 to present their research plans, meet local researchers and identify potential collaborators. Shortlisted applicants from outside Singapore will receive an allowance to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

General enquiries
Please contact us at:

Tel: 65-65148358
Fax:: 65-67912397


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Europe:BioHealth Computing Erasmus Mundus Student Scholarships

BioHealth Computing EM is a multi-track research oriented Master programme within the guidelines of the Bologna process whose scope is designing innovative tools and to work on a joint research program associating 4 areas of knowledge: clinical research, environmental and animal health, molecular biotechnology and computational mathematics.

Selection Criteria
Students are required having already completed a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. degree or a nationally recognized degree equivalent to 180 ECTS) and the first year of a Master of Science (MSc degree or a nationally recognized degree equivalent to 60 ECTS), with a minimum grade of “B–“ in the ECTS grading scale (at least a score of 70%). If requested, the applicant must prove the international recognition of the mentioned Degree as equivalent to a B.Sc. + first year of Ms, and provide such official recognition translated in English. In any case, applicants should hold a university degree by September 1st 2011. Students will be selected on the basis of their academic merits and language skills (English). Students are required having a fluent level in English, certified by a TOEFL score. The result has to be paper based at least 580, computer based at least 237 or internet based at least 92-93. An alternative is a minimum score of 6.5 from IELTS test. Furthermore, basic computer skills are required. The Consortium Committee can admit excellent students with a somewhat lower TOEFL (550, 213 or 79-80 respectively) or IELTS score (6.0).
BioHealth Computing EM is comitted to promote a balanced gender participation in the course, access to disadvantaged students and to students with disabilities or special needs. As such, in case students of different gender are ranked equally, the tie would be resolved in favour of the less represented gender in the scholarship or admitted list. Also, students with disabilities or special needs are subject to a more favourable evaluation in the setection process and, if selected, might qualify for additional funding from the Erasmus Mundus programme. Applicants are given the possibilty to include information regarding any sort of disability in their
application form.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 April 2011

Further Details:

Europe:Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Service Engineering

The IMSE programme (120 ECTS) is organised in four successive phases over two years, each providing the core knowledge and developing the skills of the incoming students. The phases are as follows:

1. Development and monitoring of software services (University of Stuttgart)
2. Analysis of service enabled business processes (University of Crete)
3. Design of software services (Tilburg University)
4. Thesis: Services Science Topics (any location inside/outside Europe)

Category A Scholarships

Category A scholarships (third-country students) amounts to € 48.000 for two years.Third-country nationals, eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, are citizens from all other countries than: the 27 EU member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Nederlands, Portugal, the UK,Sweden,Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) and the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland ).

In particular, Erasmus-Mundus applicants who are not residents of any of the above countries, and who have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above countries, fulfil the requirements of a third country student.

Category B Scholarships
A category B scholarship can be awarded to any masters students who do not fulfil the category A criteria defined above. A category B scholarship amounts to € 20.000 for two years.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
- January 15, 2011:
for category A and B candidates requesting an Erasmus Mundus scholarship


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

France:Eiffel Scholarship 2011/2012 For Masters And PhD Applicants

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship programme in January 1999 to support French centres of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and PhD courses.

2011/2012 Session timetable

* Application forms put online: 27 September 2010
* Deadline for reception of applications by Égide: 7 January 2011
* Announcement of results: week of 21 March 2011

Further Details:

Monday, 11 October 2010

Europe:Erasmus Mundus FUSION-EP Scholarships

The aim of the European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP) programme is to provide a high-level, multinational, research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the research activities of the partners, together with a well-integrated language and cultural experience. The combined and harmonized teaching & research of the 7 universities offers a broad range of competences in the field of fusion science and engineering physics. The Joint European Masters Programme offers a genuine European opportunity for Master level studies in a field which is of crucial importance to solving the urgent and vital problem of world energy supply.

In view of the expertise of the partners, the programme offers three programme tracks to the student: Plasma physics (fusion-oriented); Computational methods in physics; and Instrumentation and Radiation. The programme structure is combined with a mandatory stay for each student at two universities in two countries: semesters 1&2 at University A; and semesters 3 & 4 in B. Semesters 3 & 4 are in a particular track.

During semester 4 students will also attend a one month long winter school at the ITER site (attendance is compulsory). After semesters 2 & 4 a summer event is organized (attendance is compulsory) in which tracks and Master thesis topics are proposed for Master 1 students Master 2 students defend their thesis at this event. Student mobility is an inherent part of the programme structure and philosophy.
The partners in the Consortium are:

o Universiteit Gent, Belgium (coordinator)
o Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France
o Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
o Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
o Universität Stuttgart, Germany

The joint or multiple degrees are recognised in Belgium, France, Spain and Germany.

Admission criteria:

Bachelor degree in engineering physics, applied physics, physics or equivalent degree. Sufficient bachelor level knowledge in classical and modern physics is mandatory together with the necessary mathematical and computer programming skills. No difference is made between third-country students, EU students, grantees and non-grantees. Applicants (students and scholars) from third countries (whether or not applying for a grant) will be subject to a well-defined selection procedure aimed at achieving high quality.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Per academic year Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for FUSION-EP students from third countries are available. Nationals coming from all countries other than the 25 EU Member States (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK, Sweden, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia), the EEA-EFTA states (Island, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (presently Croatia and Turkey), who are not residents of any of the above countries, and who have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above countries are considered "third-country nationals".

- no more than 4 of the selected third-country students should come from the same country.
- no more than 2 of the selected third-country students should come from the same institution (3 where a Partnership under Action 3 has been established).

The Erasmus Mundus scholarship consist of twenty monthly instalments of 1600 euro and a yearly fee of 5000 euro to cover expenses, like subscription fees, insurances and travel.

Application files should be posted to:

Prof. G. Van Oost
FUSION-EP Secretariat - Application FUSION-EP
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Applied Physics
J.Plateaustraat, 22
B - 9000 Ghent


Europe:Erasmus Mundus EUMAINE Scholarships

The European Master of Science in Nematology (EUMAINE) is one of the Erasmus Mundus Master courses. The EUMAINE programme brings together some of the European leading Universities and Research Institutes active in Nematology and is offered by a network of 8 partners, consisting of 4 consortium partners and 4 supporting or satellite partners. Ghent University is the coordinating university.

The consortium partners are :
• Universiteit Gent, Belgium : coordinator
• Universität Bielefeld, Germany
• Universidade de Evora, Portugal
• Universidad de Jaén, Spain


The aim of the course is to train students to become highly qualified nematologists with multidisciplinary knowledge in the diverse fields of Nematology through mobility to different Universities within Europe and with a well-integrated language and cultural experience.

The programme deals with fundamental as well as applied aspects of Nematology and concerns different groups of nematodes in all possible environments: natural soils, agricultural soils, aquatic sediments of freshwater, brackish or marine habitats, temperate and tropical regions.

EUMAINE is open to top–level students with a University Bachelor degree (requiring a minimum of 3 years study) in Agricultural sciences, Biology, Bioscience engineering or Environmental sciences.

Applicants with another degree but with experience or knowledge in one of these fields may be admitted to the course at the discretion of the EUMAINE Education Board on the basis of academic transcripts, CV and motivation.
Language Requirements

The applicant must be proficient in the language of the course, i.e. English. Command of the English language is a very important criterion for admission. With the exception of those who have a diploma (Secondary Education, Academic Bachelor Degree, Master Degree) issued by an institution officially recognized by the Flemish Government, applicants must be able to prove their proficiency in English.

One of following options are required:

1. Proof that your mother tongue is English.
2. TOEFL certificate with:

* a minimum total score of 510 on the paper based test (PBT), or
* a minimum total score of 87 on an internet based test (IBT).
3. IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 6.0
4. Cambridge-ESOL: first certificate in English (FCE)
5. Proof of at least 1 year of comprehensive English-based instruction at a university or recognized equivalent.


* TOEFL/IELTS predictive tests are not acceptable.
* TOEFL/IELTS test validity is max. 2 years.
* Failing to meet these language criteria results in the inability to register at Ghent University and means you will be sent back home !

Please note that you can only apply for 3 Erasmus Mundus Master courses maximum. In case you apply for more than 3 EM Master courses, you will be excluded automatically from the selection for an EM scholarship.


A limited number of Erasmus Mundus grants are available for third-country nationals with excellent academic records. Eligible students:

* are graduates who have successfully obtained a first degree awarded by a recognised University anywhere in the world
* are nationals of any country around the world other than the 27 EU Member States, the EEA/EFTA States and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
* are selected to attend an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course by the Consortium offering the course in question in this case EUMAINE
* are not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries
* have not carried out their main activities (studies, work etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years (reference date: 28 February) in any of the above mentioned countries (27 EU Member States, EEA/EFTA States and candidate countries).

These grants are awarded to the best students on a competitive basis.
The grant covers your travel, insurance, living expenses and tuition in Europe for the full duration of the course:
2-year course = 47000 € (from 2010 onwards)
Note that the flight ticket to and from Europe will not be pre-financed by the grant.

European students can also apply for an Erasmus Mundus grant.

The total grant for a European student is 18 000 €. When a partner university outside of Europe is visited the student receives an extra contribution of 3000 EUR.

Contact detail

K.L.Ledeganckstraat 35
B- 9000 Gent
Tel: +32 9 264 52 16
Fax: +32 9 264 53 44


Europe:Erasmus Mundus (EMTTLF) European Master in Transnational Trade Law and Finance

European Master in Transnational Trade Law and Finance (EMTTLF, Spain

The European Master in Transnational Trade Law and Finance (EMTTLF) is a flexible, semester-based, international, multi-site Programme that offers:

- A formative, problem-oriented, multidisciplinary itinerary with the most advanced competencies of technical and procedural analysis and judicial and economic rationality.
- An innovative itinerary in Transnational Trade Law, which aims to develop high level professional competencies and analytical skills, offering a professional and a research track.

Consortium Partners

• University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain)
• Tilburg University (Tilburg, The Netherlands)
• Institute for Law and Finance (ILF), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt, Germany)


Participation in the European Master´s in Transnational Trade Law and Finance is open to graduate students of all nationalities in Law, Business Administration and related fields. Enrolment numbers are limited and admission is based on merit.

Requirements and selection criteria

Admission may be granted to applicants who meet the following criteria:

— Candidates must have completed at least a good level first cycle degree in a discipline related to Law or Business Administration (ILF accepts only Law, Economics or Business Administration graduates).
— The Programme seeks those who demonstrate a proven interest in issues of transnational law and fi nance and/or have related international work experience.
— Candidates are required to have a recognized qualifi cation in the languages of instruction of the university where they plan to attend. Applicants will have to enclose the documentation attesting their level of English (TOEFL test results 580* or IELTS 6.5) or French (DELF, DALF or other diploma), if they apply for the Strasbourg Track.
— Study mobility periods abroad and practical experience in European and/or international organizations and institutions is valued.

Selection criteria include motivation, academic qualifications, languages skills, research experience, and professional experience.

*The ILF requires TOEFL test results 600.


Applicants MUST include in their on line applications an electronic (digital) copy of the following documents:

— Academic credentials, with a copy of a diploma (if this document is not in English, then it must be offi cially translated) and, if available, diploma supplement.
— Certifi ed copies of academic transcripts.
— Academic and/or professional CV.
— Letter of motivation.
— Original English profi ciency test: TOEFL test results 580 or IELTS 6.5 (the ILF requires TOEFL test results 600). Candidates whose mother tongue or language of primary instruction at University is English are exempted from this requirement.
— Copy of any other language diploma. In the case of French DELF or DALF Diploma, a certifi ed copy may be requested.
— 2 reference letters.
— Statement of class ranking is required by the ILF.
— Copy of the applicant’s passport.
— 2 passport-sized photos.
Pre- selected candidates will be contacted in order to send the originals (certifi ed hard copies) of these documents by ordinary mail.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

The European Master’s in Transnational Trade Law and Finance (EMTTLF) has been selected by the European Commission among the Erasmus Mundus Master‘s courses for fi ve years. This implies that the European Commission will grant scholarships to highly qualifi ed graduate students to participate in the EMTTLF Programme.

Erasmus Mundus 'Category A' Scholarships

Eligibility: Third country graduate students.

Third-country graduate student means:
— a national of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and candidate countries for accession to the European Union (presently Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey);
— someone who has already obtained a fi rst higher education degree;
— someone who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries (EEA-EFTA States and EU candidate countries for accession);
— someone who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last fi ve years in any of the Member States or the participating countries.

Erasmus Mundus 'Category B' Scholarships

Eligibility: EU and EEA-EFTA nationals graduate students.

EMTTLF Secretariat
School of Law
University of Deusto
E-48007 Bilbao (Spain)
Other contact details
Phone: +34 944 139 055
Fax: +34 944 139 099


Europe:Erasmus Mundus MUNDUSFOR Scholarships

Mundusfor will provide the tools and competencies necessary for the education of professionals involved with teaching in educational institutions, in enterprises, and in community development agencies and associations.

The Master Degree intends to provide the acquisition of several competencies that will enable the student to: reflect over education and its diverse dimensions in Europe and in the world; have an attitude toward research aimed at the improvement of professional practice; manage and lead educational services and programmes; design, implement and evaluate intervention strategies in the education of professional educators; be a proficient mentor in consultancy in different areas of education of professionals.

The master degree programme is organised in two years and 120 ECTS, which are distributed in 4 semestres. It consists of modules distributed under the following titles:

A.The context of education and professions.
B.Evaluation for improvements in education.
C.Management of education.
D.Guidance and counselling.
F.Thesis: Research on professional practice.
G.Seminar for academic and social integration of students and academic staff.

In the 1st semester, identical modules will be taught in the five Universities, in full and partial attendance to the meetings, and also in the form of distance teaching. At the end of the semester, a similar for orientation and integration of Master degree students will be organized by all the Universities.

Admission Criteria

The Master Degree offers a university training of excellence aimed at graduates coming from different disciplines, who are willing to start a professional career in the field of education of prefessional in education within diferent contexts, as well as student of a degree with pedagogical academic contents, such as Pedagogy, Psychopedagogy (Education Phychology), Teaching, Social Education and others. The Master Degree is also targeted at professionals from various disciplines working as trainers of professionals in the fields of Law, Economics, Medicine, Engeneering, etc.

The students interested in applying must hold a degree in higher education, equivalent to 180 ETCS.

The students will have to be a proficient ina least two languages (TOEFL or similar certificates required), depending on the chosen path of mobility and/or selected specialisation. The admission criteria are based on a combination of academic records, prefessional experience, professional motivation and social competencies.


Two languages are required: one from the university where the students starts th programme to take the foundation modules and the other from where the specialization is carried out:

◦Akershus - English
◦Granada and Tarragona - Spanish
◦Porto - Portuguese
◦Reims - French

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for non European Union Students (Category A)

In the framework of Erasmus Mundus, the MUNDUSFOR Master will have Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for non-EU students (About 18 in 2010-2012 Course) who did not have a stay in an EU-country for more than one year over the last five years (called category A students).

This scholarship is only available for those students who have not carried out their main activities (Studies, Work, etcetera) in Europe for more than 12 months in the last five years. The selected student, will receive a scholarship of totally 24 000 € per year.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for EU Students and non European students (Category B)

In the framework of Erasmus Mundus II starting from the academic year 2010, Europe will offer new scholarships that is called category B. These scholarships are devoted for European students and also for third country students who have stayed for more than 12 months in the EU countries mentioned on the Erasmus Mundus website. The selected student will receive a grant of totally 10 000 € per year

Contact detail

Management Committee
Responsible: Manuel Fernández Cruz.
Telephone: +34 958 240 610.
Fax: +34 958 248 965.

Akershus University College
Responsible: Mette Høie.
Telephone: 0047 64849192.
Fax: -.

Universidad de Granada
Responsible: Enriqueta Molina Ruíz.
Telephone: +34 958 249 030.
Fax: +34 958 243 039.

Universidade do Porto
Responsible: Manuela Terraseca.
Telephone: +351 226 079 700 / +351 226 079 700 / +351 917 477 224 .
Fax: +351 226 079 725.

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne
Responsible: Daniel Niclot.
Telephone: +33 3 26 50 59 59 / +33 3 26 50 59 86 / +33 6 98 85 53 11.
Fax: -.

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Responsible: Charo Barrios Arós.
Telephone: 977 55 80 87 / 977 55 80 77.
Fax: -.


Europe:Erasmus Mundus MA LLL Scholarships in Lifelong Learning

The European Masters in Lifelong Learning is an elite programme aimed at professionals who wish to develop the field of lifelong learning and gain specialized expertise in lifelong learning policy or management.

The MA LLL is aimed to provide policy-makers and professionals who manage, deliver or support LLL an opportunity to develop their own analysis and practice in a constantly changing economic, social, technological and political environment.

The European Masters in LLL is a response to the growing significance of and demand for LLL in regional and national policy-making worldwide.

The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MA LLL) is the first joint programme to address this transformation. Run by three of Europe’s leading institutions in educational science:

The Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is provided by three European universities:

The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark
Institute of Education, University of London, London, United Kingdom
University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

This Erasmus Mundus consortium have pooled their expertise to provide an individually oriented perspective for the teaching and learning process, with a global approach and strong focus on quality of research.

European Masters in Lifelong Learning

Offers double or multiple degrees, depending on the mobility path, leading to:

- MA (Ed.) in Educational Sociology
- European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management
- Máster Universitario Europeo en Aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida: Politicas y Gestion.

Admission and scholarships
For the European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management programme, you can apply as a self-funded student or you can apply for a scholarship.

For both categories, your application must include the following documents:

- Application form
- Certified copies of academics transcripts (translated into English)
- English language proficiency test certificate
- An academic qualification essay based on research literature on any aspect of lifelong learning
- Three passport-size photographs (in an envelope)
- Three recommendation letters from former supervisors of which two must be academics.

Category A Scholarships (for third-country students)

The European Commission offers Erasmus Mundus Category A scholarships for 3rd country (non-EU) students.

Category A scholarships can be awarded to students from all countries other than the 27 EU member states and EEA/EFTA states: Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. Furthermore, you must comply with the 12 months rule: You must not be a resident nor have carried out main your activity (studies, work, leisure time etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

Category B Scholarships (for European students)

The European Commission offers Erasmus Mundus Category B scholarships for European students.

Category B scholarships can be awarded to any student who do not fullfil the criteria for a Category A scholarship i.e nationality requirement and 12 months rule.

Further information

Erasmus Mundus Administrator

Ms. Anne Mette Rasmussen

The Danish School of Education
Aarhus University
Room A 124
Tuborgvej 164
2400 Copenhagen NV

Tel.: +45 8888 9405 or
+45 8888 9000


Friday, 8 October 2010

USA:Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) Fellowships 2011

Since 2000, the APRICOT Fellowship Program has provided opportunities to personnel from developing countries to participate in APRICOT. The program provides basic financial assistance to selected applicants, who fulfill eligibility criteria and are then selected by the Fellowship Committee.

The Fellowship Award which is granted to successful applicants (Fellows) covers a proportion of conference registration, travel, and living expenses associated with attending APRICOT.

Eligibility: The APRICOT Fellowship Program targets individuals from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in a professional capacity, in any of the following roles:

  • Engineers (network builders),
  • Decision makers in government, educational, non-government and private sectors,
  • Educators and trainers

Fellowship Application Deadline : 20th oct 2010


USA:NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds that are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training during the summer, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation. Currently, the UGSP provides up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for one year and can be renewed up to a maximum of four years. For each full or partial scholarship year, UGSP participants are committed to two service obligations: a ten-week summer laboratory experience under the mentorship of an National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) investigator, as well as one full year of research in an NHGRI laboratory. To be eligible for the UGSP, students must: * Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited, four-year undergraduate institution. * Be a United States citizen, national, or qualified non-citizen. * Be from a “disadvantaged background” with demonstrable financial need. * Have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), or be within the top five percent of their class.

Scholarship Application Deadline

February 28, 2011


Tuesday, 5 October 2010

USA:The Yale ISP resident fellowship

The Yale Information Society Project (ISP) is now accepting applications for 2011-2012 postdoctoral resident and visiting fellowships at Yale Law School. The Yale ISP is an interdisciplinary center that studies the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society.

ISP Resident and Visiting Fellowships

The Yale ISP resident fellowship is designed for recent graduates of law or Ph.D. programs who are interested in careers in teaching and public service in any of the following areas: law and media, media studies, intellectual property and innovation, Internet and communications law and policy, intellectual property law, access to knowledge, civil liberties online, first amendment law, digital education, youth social media policy, Internet governance and regulation, privacy, cybersecurity, biotechnology, standards and technology policy, and the intersections of law, technology, and culture generally.

Applicants for the resident fellowship must have completed their Ph.D., J.D. or equivalent degree prior to the beginning of their fellowship. Resident fellowships normally begin on July 1, 2011 and last for one year; fellows currently in residence may apply for a second year of support.

Fellows receive a salary of $44,000 USD per year plus Yale benefits. Fellows are expected to work on independent scholarly projects as well as help with administrative and scholarly work for the Yale ISP.

A small number of special ISP visiting fellowships are also available for persons who provide their own sources of funding. Past visiting fellows have included recent graduates of law and Ph.D. programs, as well as academics, activists, and members of NGOs.

Please indicate on your application whether you are interested in applying for a resident fellowship, a visiting fellowship, or both.

Application materials for resident or visiting fellowships should include the following:

(1) A brief (one to five page) statement of the applicant’s proposed scholarly research;
(2) A copy of the applicant’s resume;
(3) A law school (or graduate school) transcript;
(4) At least one sample of recent scholarly writing (samples in English are strongly preferred);
(5) Two letters of recommendation.

Applications for 2011-12 ISP fellowships must be postmarked no later than January 1, 2011. Awards will be announced by the end of March 2011. For additional information please contact Deborah Sestito at

Application materials should be sent (in electronic copy) to Deborah Sestito at


Monday, 4 October 2010

USA:UNCF Scholarship Program 2010

The Douglas Palmer – Trenton /UNCF Scholarship Program was initiated by the Honorable former Mayor Douglas H. Palmer who is dedicated to providing financial assistance to students from Trenton city attending a UNCF member college or other HBCUs. The Honorable former Mayor Douglas H. Palmer of Trenton City, NJ has raised dollars to support students from the city of Trenton in their scholarly pursuit.

Eligibility Details:

Eligible students will receive $3000 scholarship award. The award will be based on unmet needs and will be renewed in the subsequent undergraduate years.

Furthermore, for award consideration, candidates must submit:

1. Recent official transcript – Must be mailed to UNCF by the program deadeline.

2. A letter of recommendation – Must be uploaded to the application by the program deadline. Please go to recommenders’ section for details.

3. Essay – Must be uploaded to the application by the program deadline. Please go to the essay section for details.
Students must also have a history of involvement with community or church activities in the city of Trenton, NJ.
*Renewals will not be automatic. All prior year recipients must re-apply for the renewals of their scholarships.

Eligible Locations: New Jersey

Application Deadline: Saturday, October 30, 2010

Read more:

Spain:CNIO Doctoral Degree Scholarship in 2011

In 2008 “la Caixa” Foundation launched a scholarship programme to offer interdisciplinary training and research opportunities to outstanding young graduate students of any nationality to pursue a PhD project at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).

The “la Caixa”/CNIO international PhD programme offers cross-disciplinary training in state-of-the-art basic and applied cancer research within an international scientific environment. Ten fully funded four year fellowships will be available in 2011. Candidates should have an excellent academic track record, a solid knowledge of English and previous research experience.

Applications must be received by March 15th, 2011.

For further information on this programme and on the different research programmes and groups at the CNIO, please visit the scholarship link below:

Further Details:

Friday, 1 October 2010

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose them to cultural diversity.

The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide. It shares many objectives of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), which advocates cultural exchanges and highlights creativity and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures.

These residencies are catalysts for the development of artistic expression in all cultures of the worl

The bursaries are limited and are awarded on a selective basis. The pre-selection of candidates is carried out by the institutions. Artists must therefore apply directly to the institution of their interest, depending on the discipline and/or country sought.

The application file is to be submitted directly to the institution of interest.

General Remarks

■Applicants may submit only one application per year and can participate in the Programme only once in their careers.

■Candidates who are nationals of the country where the chosen institution is located are not taken into consideration.

■In some cases, a document proving language proficiency is required by the host institution.

The institutions pre-select three candidates to submit to UNESCO. The Organization then makes the final decision based on the criteria of geographical distribution and gender balance.

The laureates are then informed of their selection by the institutions where they have been granted residency. The respective institution and successful laureate then sign a mutually binding agreement.

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme has partner institutions around the world.

The following is a list of UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries being offered in 2011. Please click on the Institution of choice to learn more about the details of the bursary being offered by the institution, including dates, duration, artistic discipline, etc. You will find detailed information on where and how to apply. When applying, please note to meet all the requirements of your selected bursary and its application deadline. Applications deadlines vary from one institution to another. Send your complete application files directly to the institution you are applying at. Should you be selected, the institution will inform you.


■L’Espace Sobo Bade (Senegal)

Arab States

There are no available bursaries in the Arab States for 2011; please check back in 2011 for 2012 bursaries.

Asia and the Pacific

■Changdong National Art Studio (Republic of Korea)
■Sanskriti Pratishthan (India)
■Bundanon (Australia)

Europe and North America

■Musique Multi-Montréal and the CALQ (Canada)
■Camac (France)
■Civitella Ranieri Center (Italy)
■UNIDEE (Italy)
■18th Street Art Center (USA)
■Djerassi Resident Artists Program (USA)
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Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies at European University Institute

The Max Weber Programme is Europe’s largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities. It is funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence where the research community of professors, researchers and fellows provides an excellent environment for the Programme.

The Programme, open to all nationalities, is designed for junior post-docs who have received a doctorate in economics, law, history, social and political sciences, or a related field, within the last 5 years and who want to advance in their research and academic training, in an active multidisciplinary environment before entering the international job market, or in the early stages of their academic careers.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship.

Fellows are supported and encouraged to pursue their research agendas and participate in the research activities of the EUI, and in particular, the research activities of the Max Weber Programme and of the EUI Departments with which they are affiliated.

The Max Weber Programme, hosted in the beautiful Villa La Fonte, provides excellent research facilities, a range of activities to improve communication skills (writing, presentation and teaching), and actively supports Fellows looking for an academic job; for those interested, it offers a range of teaching-training possibilities (within the EUI, Florence and abroad), and it organizes multidisciplinary research workshops and discussions on different aspects of academic careers. Many of these activities are organized by the Fellows themselves. All these elements (see the Programme of Activities for more details) make the Max Weber Fellowship a unique and productive multicultural and multidisciplinary personal and intellectual experience at the beginning of a promising academic career.

As a service to the academic community at large – especially to those starting an academic career in the social sciences and humanities – the Programme hosts the Academic Careers Observatory

The Max Weber Programme offers 1- and 2-year fellowships. The annual deadline for applications for these Max Weber Fellowships is 25 October but please note that applications for self-funded fellowships are considered until 20 April.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria guide the selection of Max Weber Fellows:

Research accomplishments and potential. Research excellence is assessed on the basis of the candidate’s contributions (publications, PhD thesis, etc.) and other supporting evidence (i.e., letters of reference and research plan).

Academic career interests are assessed on the basis of the CV, the ‘Research and a academic career statement’ and other supporting evidence (i.e. letters of reference), with the aim of assigning Max Weber Fellowships to those candidates, satisfying the research excellence criteria and committed to an academic career, who can benefit the most from the Max Weber Programme, oriented towards the early stages of the post-doc academic career.

In addition the above two criteria, the capacity and availability of EUI faculty to provide mentorship is taken into account; however, while having common research interests may be helpful, it is not a necessity for mentorship.

The basic stipend is € 2,000 per month.

Successful applicants who receive other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI. The amount of the fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum €1,250 per month) depending on the amount of the additional income.

If applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic stipend (see below).

Family Allowance

A household allowance of € 300 per month is paid to fellows with a partner if the partner lives with them in Florence and on condition that the partner's income is not over € 2,000 per month.

There is a dependants allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child living with the Fellow in Florence.

Fellows are entitled to these allowances if they are not receiving any similar allowance from another source, and on presentation of relevant certificates (mariage certificate or equivalent, birh certificates).

A school or university certificate is required for dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18.


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