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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Masters in Epidemiology, Staff Development Program, Ministry of Health

IDB Scholarship 2011 - 2012

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Doctoral Scholarships in the Framework of the Interfaculty Council for Development Co-operation (IRO)

Scholarship for developing countries students only

Study Subject: Socials

Employer: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Level: Doctoral

Scholarship Description:

As one of its contributions to development co-operation, K.U.Leuven offers each academic year scholarships to deserving students from developing countries to do their PhD in the largest university in Flanders, Belgium.

Also commonly referred to as the IRO scholarships (IRO in Dutch stands for Interfacultaire Raad voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking), this scholarship programme has supported more than sixty Ph.D. graduates over the past five years. After obtaining their doctorates at K.U.Leuven, these Ph.D. holders are now valorising their degrees in their home countries either in university academic research or in various sectors of industry.

K.U.Leuven, which is situated at about 20 kilometers from Brussels, the capital of both Belgium and Europe, is the oldest university of the Low Countries. As such, it has a long-standing tradition of hospitality towards students and scholars from abroad. At present, almost 4,000 international students (about 10% of the total number of students at K.U.Leuven) have found their home away from home in Leuven.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 01/01/2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Merit Scholarship Programme for Higher Technology

Scholarship program in the field of Health/medicine, Agriculture/Food production, Water Resources/ Desertification, Energy/Infrastructure Development, Nanotechnology, Development-focused ICT, and pure Science subjects in the top most reputable academic and research institutions worldwide

Study Subject: Science and Technology
Employer: Islamic Development Bank
Level: PhD/ Postdoctoral

Scholarship Description: The programme is designed to help promising research students to pursue a full-time 3 year PhD study or a 6-12 month post-doctoral research work in scientific disciplines that enhance development in IDB member countries; forinstance, health/medicine, agriculture/ food production, water resources/ desertification, energy/ infrastructure development, nanotechnology, development-focused ICT.

-Must be a citizen of an IDB member country, must be a permanent employee of an academic institution or a research centre of his/her country;
- The successful candidate must secure admission to one universities listed in the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES).
- Be up to 35 years of age for PhD study and 40 years of age for Post-Doctoral research;
- Have the required academic background in the related field of science/ technology listed under the
- Have above average (“Very Good”) academic standing ;
-Have work and/or research experience of not less than two (2) years for PhD study or five (5) years for
Post-Doctoral research in the related field;
- Have a record of publications/ research in the same field;
- Have a proposed field of study and/or research in one of the fields listed under the approved fields of study with its scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal endorsed by the nominating institution.
* Applicants for post-doctoral research who have had a Post-Doctoral experience outside their countries within the past two years are not eligible.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 December 2010

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2011/12

Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's institutions.

Opening Date:  24 November, 2010
Closing Date: 1 December, 2010
Faculty: Curtin Business School, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Engineering
Area of Interest: All Areas of Interest
Scholarship Type: Merit Based
Year of Study: Postgraduate

Eligibility: Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD in the institutions listed, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience, and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Applicable to: Study Abroad

Australian Citizen
Australian Permanent Resident
Malaysian Citizen
New Zealand Citizen
Other Nationalities

Type: Research

Maximum number awarded: 135

The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of three years.

Tenable at:
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Lingnan University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of Hong Kong

Further Information:
For further information, please contact or visit the Scheme’s website at

Eligible candidates should make their initial applications through the online system at to obtain a reference number before submitting applications to selected institutions.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Wells Mountain Foundation, INC. Scholarships for Third World Countries, 2011-2012, UK

Scholarship program for Students from Third World Countries

Study Subject: Any Area of Interest
Employer: Wells Mountain Foundation, INC

Level:Undergraduate, Graduate

Scholarship Description: The Wells Mountain Foundation is a public charitable foundation based in Bristol, Vermont which has been approved under the United States Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3).

The purpose of the Foundation is primarily to support programs and individuals in third world countries, or other situations of extreme poverty and need.Each year the Foundation provides support to a number of students as they pursue various educational objectives.

Typically support is provided for post-secondary school (college, university, polytechnic, trade school). Financial support is primarily to cover the costs of the education itself, and directly related expenses including books, and supplies at the educational institution. In some limited cases the support can be extended to cover other personal expenses while pursuing the educational objective including food and lodging, travel to and from the educational institution, and other personal needs.

Scholarships will generally be granted for the full period of study, however, recipients must provide copies of all progress reports and grades as they are received and the scholarship can be discontinued at any time in the event of unsatisfactory performance.

Scholarship Application Deadline: July 1, 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Master Grants in Ghent University, Belgium

Master Grants in Ghent University to candidates from developing countries

Study Subject: Arts and Philosophy, Law, Economics and Business Administration, Sciences, Engineering,
Bioscience Engineering

Employer: Ghent University

Level: Master’s

Scholarship Description: The master scholarships are awarded for the duration of the studies, aiming at the delivery of a Ghent University diploma after max. 2 years of study. The scholarship is in principle paid for the total duration of the studies. In case of a 2-year study programme, the 2nd year will be paid upon successful completion of the first year (minimum 60 credits)

Scholarship Application Deadline: 23 December 2010

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Sunday, 14 November 2010

AXA PhD Fellowships, Canada

AXA PhD Fellowships for all Nationalities

Study Subject: Finance and Economics, Science, Technology, Social sciences

Employer: AXA Research Fund

Level: PhD

Scholarship Description: Knowledge has become an important asset that needs to be developed and well managed to produce economic development and social well-being in the world. In this context, the AXA research Fund is a major commitment by the AXA Group to contribute creating the conditions for scientific progress, by encouraging innovative world-class research in well-targeted fields of general interest aligned with our core expertise.

The AXA Research Fund’s mission is to help understand the world’s major transformations, their impact and related risks.

The AXA Group has created this new Fund to encourage research in a number of disciplines that touch on the risks, challenges and major transformations that affect our rapidly changing world. The Fund will award 100 million Euros over five years to finance innovative research.

Schoplarship Application Deadline: 7 March 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

The NUS PHD-MBA Scholarship Program for International Applicants, NUS, Singapore

Full Scholarships for doctoral and management studies at National University of Singapore

Study Subject: Engineering and Management
Employer: National University of Singapore
Level: PHD-MBA

Scholarship Description: The new NUS PhD-MBA (, Asia’s first PhD-MBA programme, aims to attract and train talented science and engineering students who have the potential to create and lead technology companies. The programme is jointly hosted by the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering ( and the NUS Business School

( Students develop their research skills by doing a PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline, choosing among a wide range of departments and advisers.

Concurrently they develop their business acumen by working on an MBA degree at the NUS Business School. Internships in technology companies provide practical technology business training.

-Concurrent PhD and MBA degrees in a short period of time
-Choice of any subject for the PhD, from the life and physical sciences to engineering and IT
-Generous monthly stipend
-Full scholarship covering tuition fees for the PhD
-Full MBA tuition fee waiver
-No bond

NUS is a well ranked global University and is located in Singapore, in the heart of Asia. Singapore has long been an excellent place in which to do business, and has in the last decadeinvested heavily in research and development, building up a world class research infrastructure.Singapore offers access to some of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets.

A keen, open and independent mind, common sense, appreciation for the importance of science,technology and business, the ability to act and get things done alone and in a team are hallmarksof the students suitable for the NUS PhD-MBA. Valuing the wide range of backgrounds of potential students, factors that the recruitment committee will weigh when making decisions on admissions into the NUS PhD-MBA are very good academic records, good results in standardized tests, research experience, industry experience, completed internships, involvement in startups and other business and entrepreneurial experience as well as good English. Shortlistedcandidates will be interviewed.

Women and men of all nationalities, with an undergraduate or Masters degree in any scientific, engineering, maths or IT discipline, previously awarded or expected in 2011, are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline : August 2011 intake is 7th January 2011

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Japanese Association of University Women International Fellowship, Japan

Fellowship program for womens to carry out independent research or advanced study at the post-graduate level in Japan.

Study Subject: Any

Employer: JAUW

Level: Postgraduate

Fellowship Description:
Japanese Association of University Women(JAUW) was founded in 1946,and in 1954 joined International Federation of University Women?IFUW? which had been established in 1919. Today some170,000 are members of IFUW from 71 nations in the world.
According to its Constitution, the purposes of JAUW are:
1. To promote higher education for women
2. To improve the status of women and girls
3. To promote understanding and friendship among the university women of the world, irrespective of their race, nationality, religion or political opinions
4. To promote peace

Amount of Fellowship
\500,000 to \1,000,000 per grantee. The amount granted will vary depending on duration of stay in Japan and the nature of the work. One-third of the amount will be given to the grantee upon arrival in Japan.

Applicant must be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
Applicant must hold an academic degree equivalent to the bachelor’s degree.
Applicant’s proposed plan of study or research must be one that will advance your professional competence and that requires being undertaken in Japan.
Applicant must be accepted by a Japanese institution at which you propose to undertake study/research.

Fellowship Application Deadline :For 2011-2012, April 20, 2011 – Postmark Deadline.

Further Fellowship Information and Application

RGS-IBG Hong Kong Research Grant, China

Research grants for students from any country to undertake geographical research in the Greater China region

Study Subject: Geography

Employer: RGS-IBG

Level: Postgraduate

Scholarship Description: The Society offers a single annual research grant of up to £2,500 to a postgraduate student of any nationality who intends to undertake geographical research in the Greater China region (People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Macau SAR and Hong Kong SAR). The grant which is supported by the Hong Kong branch of The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), may be used to help with travel, equipment, data collection and subsistence in the field.

• Applicants must be postgraduate students registered in a PhD course with a University
• Applicants must be undertaking field research in the Greater China region relevant to their studies
• The fieldwork must be of more than four weeks duration
• Preference will be given to individual applicants
• Strong preference will be given to those projects working closely with the host community

Scholarship Application Deadline: 26 November 2010

Further Scholarship Information and Application

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2011, Singapore

Study Subject: Science, Technology & Research

Employer: Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS)

Level: PhD

Scholarship Description: The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS). The PhD training will be carried out in your chosen laboratory at A*STAR research institutes, NTU or NUS. Upon successful completion, you will be conferred a PhD degree by either NTU or NUS.

This award is for international applicants seeking admission to pursue a full-time PhD programme at NTU.

Successful applicants for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) will receive their PhD training in their chosen laboratory at A*STAR research institutes or NTU. Upon successful completion of their course, they will be conferred a PhD degree by NTU.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 January 2011

Scholarship Information and Application

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