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Monday, 23 November 2009

Master Grant for international students for a Master’s programme at The Universität Bern

The Universität Bern offers six Excellence Grants for international students who wish to do a Master’s programme beginning in autumn 2010/11.

The grant consists of 1600 CHF per month for the duration of the Master’s programme.

For further information (study programmes, major, minor, etc.) about the Master’s programmes offered at ouruniversity, please contact the concerned Department directly. Application files will be examined by a selection committee. Criteria for selection are academic excellence and the candidate’s potential and motivation.


  • Applicants must have graduated at the latest by end of July 2010 with at least a Bachelor’s degree in the wished field of study
  • This Bachelor’s or Master’s degree must be from a non-Swiss university
  • The applicants permanent place of residence up to now must be outside of Switzerland

The applicant’s file must include the following in duplicate:

  • Application form (see downloads)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation with objectives
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor of your current home university
  • Evidence of sufficient language proficiency in German, if the study programme requires such.
  • Certified copies of Bachelor Diploma and Transcript of grades obtained during Bachelor ’s studies or confirmation by the home university that the Bachelor’s degree (in the same study field as the intended Master’s programme) will be completed by the end of July 2010 (with list of grades obtained up to now)
  • Record of school-leaving examination (i.e. university entrance qualification)
  • 2 passport photos
  • Copy of passport

The application must be written in the language of the corresponding Master’s course.

Closing date: Applicant’s files have to be submitted in duplicate (two paper copies) before December 18, 2009 to:

Universität Bern, International Office, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern


  • Incomplete application files will not be considered!
  • In 2010/11 the grant will be given to six new Master’s students. The University receives many more applications than are grants available, and will not be able to explain refusals.
  • Fulfilling the above pre-conditions does not create an automatic right to a grant.

Amélie Merkel de Gurtubay
phone +41 (0)31 631 34 95
University of Bern | International Office | Hochschulstrasse 4 | CH-3012 Bern | | fax +41 (0)31 631 34 72

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

MASDAR Institute Graduate Scholarship

MASDAR Institute Graduate Scholarship
(for all nationalities to study at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi)

Full scholarship is available to qualified talented students who meet its high admission standards which include appropriate TOEFL score, GRE and an excellent CGPA from a recognized university. A minimum CGPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) or 2:1 in the British system, minimum TOEFL score of 577 (91 on the IBT) or academic IELTS (min 6.5), and a minimum GRE quantitative score of 700 are the basic requirements without which an applicant will most likely not be considered.

Students accepted into the Masdar Institute will be offered a full scholarship which includes the following:

  • 100% tuition fee scholarship
  • Textbooks
  • Laptop
  • Medical Insurance
  • Housing in a single unit apartment (at the Masdar campus)
  • International students will receive reimbursement of travel expenses (economy class air-ticket) into Abu Dhabi and back home after completion of studies. Travel expenses (return economy class air-ticket) back to the student's home country at the end of the 1st year of studies will also be reimbursed.
  • Reimbursement of TOEFL and GRE exam fees (upon registration at Masdar Institute and submission of original receipts)
  • A competitive stipend per month (cost of living allowance).
  • No bond or conditions to the scholarship upon graduation
The scholarship and benefits are subject to the student maintaining a minimum CGPA as determined by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and satisfactory progress on their research.

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Monday, 16 November 2009

The Colombo Plan – University Putra Scholarship

Scholarships for Students from Muslim Country – Davis Scholarships

Davis Scholarships – Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

4 four-year Ph.D. full scholarships available in the fall of 2010.

Mrs. Kathryn Davis, an HEI alumna who obtained her PhD in 1934, is founding four Ph.D. full scholarships for a four-year period.

Two of these grants (Kathryn Davis Grant and Shelby Cullom Davis Grant) are intended for students of any nationality

  • having completed a degree programme in an American university.

Two other grants (Davis Grants) are intended for

  • two students coming from a Muslim country .

These grants will be attributed in the Spring of 2010 to students starting their PhD programme in September 2010 at the Institute exclusively. They will exempt them from tuition fees and provide a living allowance of 15000 CHF per year. They will last for a period of four years and will be renewed each year depending on the thesis progress.

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Full Scholarships 2010 for All Nationalities

The two-year Master in Public Policy (MPP) programme provides a strong foundation in conceptual and analytical skills for future public service leaders and individuals with an interest in understanding and influencing how public policy choices are made.
Areas of Concentration

In particular, MPP students deepen their understanding of a specific field by focusing on one of five areas of concentration:

  • Development Studies
  • Economic Policy and Analysis
  • International Relations and Security Studies
  • Social and Environmental Policy
  • Public Management and Governance

Practical Experience

To obtain direct practical experience, students also undertake a public policy or management study, called the Policy Analysis Exercise, for a client in the public, private, or non-profit sector.


Most students also take internships with organisations that are relevant to their studies, such as the United Nations Environment Programme (Bangkok); National Economic Development Authority (Philippines); World Bank (Washington, DC); Government Investment Corporation (Singapore); and Standard Chartered Bank.

Double/Concurrent Degree Programmes

MPP students can also apply for double degree programmes with Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). The school also offers double degree programmes with NUS Faculty of Law and NUS Business School.

Students may also complete concurrent degree programmes with the NUS Faculty of Law and NUS Business School. These programmes allow the top students from the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration programmes to begin their Master in Public Policy Programme concurrently with the third or fourth year of their law or business studies.

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The School provides a number of grants to students. Although the specific value and coverage may vary, a grant will generally cover 20% of tuition fees, as well as cover additional fees and provide a modest stipend. For the remaining portion of the tuition fee not covered by the grant, grant recipients may apply to NUS for a tuition fee loan. More specific information on grants will be communicated to you if you are successful in your application.


The scholarships below are offered on a competitive basis. Applicants must have good academic and professional records. They must also have demonstrated leadership and a desire to contribute to public service. Not all the awards will be made unless there are candidates of sufficient merit. Scholars may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship or award without the prior approval of the School.

There is no bond or obligation for the scholar to be employed by NUS or in Singapore.

Note 1: The following items are covered by the terms of the relevant scholarships:

  • A monthly stipend throughout the period of the award
  • A one-time book allowance
  • A one-time settling-in allowance
  • Shared housing
  • Tuition, health insurance, examination and other approved fees
  • Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on award of the scholarship
  • Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on graduation

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate Scholarship

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate Scholarship is offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy to students who have demonstrated leadership and a desire to contribute to public service. This scholarship is available to all nationalities.

The terms of this scholarship for Singapore citizens and permanent residents are as follows:

  • A monthly stipend throughout the period of the award
  • A one-time book allowance
  • Tuition, health insurance, examination and other approved fees

Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship for all other nationalities.

For further details please go to:

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