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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC) – Nippon Foundation PhD Fellowship, UK

Scholarships for any country students but should be from developing country students
Study Subject: Social Science

Employer: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)

Level: PhD
Scholarship Description: The Seafarers International Research Centre at Cardiff University, with support from The Nippon Foundation, would like to invite applications for a number 4 year scholarships offering exciting opportunities to study for PhD qualifications in maritime-related social science. Based in the UK, these unique fellowships are available to graduates of maritime or social science-related disciplines who have a strong desire to undertake academic research on seafarers and the human related aspects of the maritime sector.

Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is one of the leading centres of social science research in the UK and the Seafarers International Research Centre is internationally recognised for its work on seafarers and seafarer-related issues. Successful candidates will study on a 1-year (ESRC recognised) Social Science Research Methods programme before proceeding to their dissertation. They will have their course fees paid and will receive a generous living/travel allowance.

Applications are welcomed from residents of any country but are particularly encouraged from those living in developing regions, as well as in Asia and Japan. Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree (usually a 1st or 2.1) in a social science or maritime-related discipline. In addition, all applicants for whom English is a second language will be required to possess a certificate from IELTS with a minimum score of 7 or a TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 600. Tests of English as a foreign language must have been awarded no more than 2 years prior to the requested entry point to be deemed valid and all tests will be verified by the Academic Registry.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 14 January 2011

Further Fellowship information and Application

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Al Bukharee Scholarship ( Selection List )

Al Bukharee Scholarship  Selection is announced. Please Click HERE for the full list.

IDB Merit Scholarship 2011-2012


Tuesday, 28 December 2010

International Masters Scholarship in Tourism and Leisure, Italy

For this scholarship, students should have any discipline degree

Study Subject: Tourism and Leisure
Employer: MIB School of Management

Level: Masters
Scholarship Description: MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy is pleased to announce a scholarship competition for applicants to the XI edition of the International Master in Tourism & Leisure. The Scholarship will go toward tuition fees to attend the XI edition of the International Master in Tourism & Leisure (October 2011 – October 2012).

The Scholarships will cover up to 70% of the tuition fees (equivalent to 12.600,00 EUR – twelve thousand six hundred EUR). The amount of the scholarships will be discounted from the overall tuition fees. In case of course abandonment or exclusion for any reason, no amount of the scholarship will be paid or reimbursed.

The candidates need to meet the following requirements:
- academic degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline;
- fluent working knowledge of English (a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE certificate is an asset);
- significant work and life experience is an asset;
- aged less than 30 as of October 2011.

In order to finalize the application, the following documents must be received:
- degree certificate;
- two letters of recommendation;
- if available a certificate which demonstrates an adequate knowledge of English such as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (alternatively, verification will be made directly by the School);
- if available a deductive reasoning test score such as GMAT (alternatively, verification will be made directly by the School).
Scholarship Application Deadline: September 21, 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

TWAS-CAS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme for Scientists from Developing Countries 2011, China

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, and TWAS offer up to twenty fellowships per year to young scientists from developing countries (other than China) who wish to undertake the last year of their PhD research in China.

Study Subject:Natural Sciences

Scholarship Description: TWAS-CAS Postgraduate Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months at the research institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. This is not a full PhD programme, but specifically enables PhD students to carry out all or part of the final year of their research programme in China.

CAS will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. Only emergency medical aid will be available, if necessary. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
* be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year;
* be nationals of a developing country (other than China);
* hold a Master’s degree in a field of the natural sciences;
* be registered PhD students in their home country;
* be accepted at a CAS-listed institution participating in the scheme and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 6) to this effect; and
* provide evidence of proficiency in English or Chinese.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 August 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Sheffield Hallam University International Achievement Scholarship 2011-2012, UK

Scholarships for International students
Study Subject: Any subject
Employer: Sheffield Hallam University
Level: Undergraduate

Scholarship Description: Our International Achievement Scholarships programme is open to students from any non-EU country applying to study at Sheffield Hallam University who will be enrolling in 2010/11 (January intake) or 2011/12 academic year. All full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses are taking part in the programme.

The scholarships will be awarded to well-qualified students who demonstrate academic, personal or professional achievement in the personal statement on their scholarship application form. Successful applicants will be awarded with a cheque and a certificate to mark their achievement at a Scholarships ceremony following enrolment on their course. This scholarship is not a reduction in fees.


To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate scholarship you must:

* be classed as an international student for fees purposes
* have a high standard of secondary education
* have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent*
* have given a firm or insurance acceptance of your offer on your chosen course
* be enrolling on a course with Sheffield Hallam starting in January 2011 or 2011/12 academic year
* be able to evidence achievement in your personal statement

Scholarship Application Deadline:
30 June 2011 for courses starting in September 2011
30 November 2011 for courses starting in January 2012

Further scholarship information and Application

Monday, 27 December 2010

Masters In Environmental Impact Assessment or Related Field

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Austrian Student Scholarship 2011, Austria

Scholarships for African, Asian, Central and Eastern European Countries and Austrian citizens

Study Subject: Any Subject

Employer: Mondi

Level: Graduate and Masters

Scholarship Description: Scholarships are awarded for basic university programs (university degree, bachelor programs), or, in case the students have already completed studies in their home country, for Master programs

* Support is provided in particular to students who want to take studies in the areas of technology, natural science and economic science
* The scholarship is granted for studies in Austria. Scholarship holders are expected to complete their studies in Austria
* Scholarships will not be awarded to students who are already studying in Austria
* Support for up to 4 years, or for the minimum duration of the respective studies. Scholarships are granted for one year each. The extension of the scholarship will depend on the student’s success
* Financial support for the tuition fees, living expenses and books of up to € 12.000,- for an academic year (further scholarships will be deducted from this amount)
* Travel scholarship, if necessary, of up to € 1.000,- per year
* Advice and support for the scholarship holders in connection with visa, insurance, language courses and search for accommodation
* The Board of the foundation is exclusively responsible for the selection of students
* The scholarship holders of the “Austrian Student Scholarship” are not required in any event to work for the Mondi Group after completing their studies
* Maximum of 40 Scholarship holders (admission of 10 to 14 scholarship holders each year).

What we require:
Applications can be made by nationals of African, Asian, Central and Eastern European Countries and Austrian citizens, who:

* can furnish proof of being eligible for admission to an Austrian university or a university in their respective country of residence (proof of eligibility for university admission in the country where the school-leaving certificate was issued)
* are interested in studying at an Austrian university or technical college, or an Austrian school similar to these institutions and graduating from these
* are not older than 23 years (upon expiry of the application deadline).

Scholarship Application Deadline: May 31st 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Sunday, 19 December 2010

NAMS Scholarships

Ms. General Surgery, Ms. Obstetrics and Gynecology, Caritas Italiana Capacity Building Project

Bio- Medical Engineering, UnderGraduate, Caritas Italiana Capacity Building Project


Saturday, 18 December 2010

PhD and Postdoctoral Scholarships 2011 – Islamic Development Bank

Deadline for submission of applications: December 31, 2010.

The Programme was launched in 1413H (1992), named as ˜The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology’ (MSP).

Objective and Scope
The objective of the programme is to develop technically qualified human resources in the IDB member countries by providing scholarships to promising and outstanding scholars and researchers to undertake advanced studies and research in the fields of applied science and technology needed for the development of the member countries.

The Programme offers scholarships for study and research at two levels: (i) 3-year Ph.D. study/ research, and (ii) 6-12 months of Post-Doctoral research.

The concept is to assist the needs of the IDB member countries and their institutions in developing high quality and hi-tech human resources in science and technology areas that they are lacking but crucial for their development.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must meet the following basic criteria:

  • Age not over (a) 35 years for Ph.D. study, and (b) 40 years for Post-Doctoral research;

  • Attached to a research/academic/development institution in science and technology in their respective country;

  • Must possess the required academic background in the related field of their proposed study/research and have some professional/research experience in the respective field;

  • Demonstrate that the research proposal has scientific and technological relevance with the objective of meeting the priority development needs of the country;

  • Have good command of the language of the institution of study and the ability to conduct scientific work in it.

  • Fields of Study

    Fields of studies under the programme are determined by the priority needs of the country’s development in science and technology sectors and to supplement the IDB vision 1440H. Current focus is thus on the following fields of studies:

    Health/medicine, Agriculture/Food production, Water Resources/ Desertification, Energy/Infrastructure Development, Nanotechnology, Development-focused ICT, and pure Science subjects.

    Place of Study
    The selected candidates are to pursue their research and study at the top most reputable academic and research institutions worldwide.

    The scholarship covers the following benefits and entitlements:
    * All academic expenses
    * Living allowances
    * Health Insurance
    * Round trip air-tickets to and from place of study
    * Conference Participation allowance
    * Scientific Paper preparation allowance
    * Computer allowance (for Ph.D. only)
    * Family allowance (for Ph.D. only)

    Annual time-table
    The Programme is announced through the IDB Governors’ Offices in the countries concerned by the following annual time-table:

    September - Announcement of the Programme

    December 31 – Deadline for submission of applications to IDB Governor’s Office

    How to apply
    Downloaded application form for 3-Year Ph.D. Study or application form for Post-Doctoral Research. The applications must be submitted through the nominating institutions to the Office of the IDB Governor for the country. It is the Office of the IDB Governor that will forward the applications to the IDB and not the individual applicants or the nominating institutions. Applications sent directly to the IDB will not be considered.

    More detail information, Please visit the Website

    [Japan] International Programs for Foreign Graduate Students with Scholarhips

    Application deadline: January 7, 2011.

    Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University offers International Graduate Program in English for foreign students. For September 2011 intake, we will allocate approximately 15 scholarships for Doctoral and Master’s candidates in total.
    Detailed eligibility is listed as follows:
    1. Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 9 Doctoral and Master’s candidates entering in September 2011 (MEXT stands for Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).
    2. Asia Special Scholarship for 6 Doctoral and Master’s candidates entering in September 2011.
    Applicants for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship or Asia Special Scholarship are required to submit application documents by mail to the Graduate Admissions Office by January 7, 2011, and then by following the application guidelines, please submit the designated documents required for the “Admission to International Graduate Program”.
    First of all, please read the following guidelines carefully, and take the appropriate procedures.
    All correspondence can be made to:
    Graduate Admissions Office, Center for Science and Engineering, Waseda University
    3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, JAPAN
    Fax: +81-3-5286-1689
    For detail information, please click here

    Tuesday, 14 December 2010

    Australia doubles scholarships to Maldives

    Australian government has doubled the scholarship opportunities to Maldivian nationals.

    Speaking at the “Australia Awards 2011” ceremony held last evening at Traders Hotel Male, Australian High Commissioner Kathy Klugman said scholarships were doubled this year as a result of President Mohamed Nasheed’s intervention with the Australian government

    She also said as a result of the interactions with Australian government by President Nasheed, “we’ve just now taken [Australia-Maldives] relationship to an entirely new level.”

    According to President’s Office, 31 scholarships will be provided to the Maldives under the prestigious ‘Australia Awards’ programme. Six out of the 31 scholars were awarded as an Australian Leadership Award Scholarship (ALAS) and the remaining 25 scholars as the Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), the office said.

    Following President Nasheed’s meeting with the then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Canberra earlier this year, the Australian government announced Australia’s aid programme for the Maldives, including an increased number of scholarships, the President’s Office added.

    Sunday, 12 December 2010

    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships(OCISS)

    Scholarship for Islamic students and developing countries students only

    Study Subject: Any Field

    Employer: University of Oxford

    Level: Islamic and Developing countries students

    Scholarship Description: These scholarships have been established by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to allow graduates to pursue study of benefit to the Muslim world.

    The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning. At Oxford it contributes to the multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study of the Islamic world. Beyond Oxford, its role is strengthened by an international network of academic contacts.

    Am I eligible?

    Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.

    Open to British Muslim students and students from the following developing countries in Asia and Africa: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen Arab Republic.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: 7 January 2011

    Further Scholarship Information and Application

    Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Masters in Health Care Financing, Staff Development Program, Ministry of Health

    Hongkong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2011-2012

    Many PhD positions are available

    Study Subject: Many Field

    Employer: Hong Kong Institutions

    Level: PhD

    Scholarship Description: 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.


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

    * 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

    Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.
    Scholarship Application Deadline: Between 01 Dec 2010 – 10 Dec 2010

    Further Scholarship Information and Application

    Islamic Development Bank M.Sc. Scholarship Programme 2011

    Islamic Development Bank M.Sc. Scholarship Programme for Student 0f Least Developed Member Country

    Study Subject: Science and Technology

    Employer: Islamic Development Bank

    Level: M.Sc.

    Scholarship Description: The Programme was launched in 1419 H/1998 named “The IDB M.Sc. Scholarship Programme for Selected Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs).

    Objective and Scope: The objective of the M.Sc. is to assist Selected LDMCs in the development of their human resources in science and technology that are both relevant and necessary for their socio-economic development.

    The Programme is open only to students from the 20 Selected LDMCs.

    Concept: To increase the number of intermediate level manpower in Selected LDMCs (i.e. the M.Sc. graduates) and to enable them to participate in the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP).

    Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 December 2010

    Further Scholarship Information and Application

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