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Monday, 28 February 2011

2011 AFR PhD Grants 2011

Doctorate Grants for the Applicants of All Nationalities by FNR-National Research Fund in Luxembourg or abroad-2011

Study Subject:Research in Any field

Employer:FNR-National Research Fund


Scholarship Description:Applicants must be holders of a University degree allowing them to enter into doctoral training. The AFR programme has no thematic limitations and is open to all researchers, regardless of their nationality, desirous to engage into research training in Luxembourg or abroad. In the selection process, the interest of the project in the context of Luxembourg R&D will nevertheless be evaluated.
The project proposals will be assessed according to the following key criteria :
  • Scientific quality of the research project
  • Profile of the applicant
  • Quality of the host institution
  • Interest of the research project in the Luxembourg R&D setting.
AFR contracts and AFR fellowships cannot be cumulated.
Scholarship Application Deadline:22 March 2011
Further Scholarship Information and Application

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, Edinburgh University, UK

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Edinburgh, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. The School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh has three Commonwealth Shared Scholarships to offer for the 2011-2012 academic year.

At the University of Edinburgh applications from students studying a one-year taught Master's degree in one of the following eligible subject areas are considered:

- Africa and International Development
- African Studies
- Anthropology of Health and Illness
- Global Crime, Justice and Security
- Global Health and Public Policy
- Multi-Level and Regional Politics
- South Asia and International Development

Awards will normally be for one year. Awards cannot be extended or renewed. At the end of the award, candidates are required to return to their home country.

- Candidates are normally expected to hold a first degree at either first class or upper second class level
- Candidates will normally be under the age of 35 at the time the award begins
- Candidates should hold an unconditional offer of admission from the University of Edinburgh before applying for the Scholarship
- Candidates must certify that they: (i) Are from a Commonwealth developing country, not at present employed by a government department (either national or local) or a parastatal organisation and not at present living or studying in a developed country; (ii) Have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country; (iii) Are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom; (iv) Agree to return to their own country to work or study as soon as the award ends.

DFID requires that the University certify when submitting its shortlist of candidates that they are sufficiently proficient in the English language to cope with the programme of study for which they have applied. This will normally mean that you will have to have satisfied any requirements concerning competence in the English language which are a condition of your offer of admission.

The award is financed jointly by the University of Edinburgh and DFID. The award will cover: (i) All tuition fees; (ii) Air fare to and from the United Kingdom; (iii) Expenses for accommodation and maintenance. Payments for the academic year 2010-2011 were set at £844 per month, plus an arrival allowance of £820 for the programme of study. Details of the 2011-2012 level will be available in 2011. The scholarships are financed by the University of Edinburgh.

To be considered for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh, you must be selected and nominated by the School of Social and Political Science. Candidates, who hold an unconditional offer of admission at the University of Edinburgh, should complete an online scholarship application.

Completed application forms must be received by Scholarships and Student Funding Services no later than 1 April 2011.

Further Scholarship Information and Application 

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

National Student Loan Scheme - February 2011

Friday, 18 February 2011

Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program

ADB- Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) for Well-qualified Citizens of ADB’s Developing Member Countries

Study Subject: Economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields

Employer: Government of Japan

Level: Postgraduate

Scholarship Description:
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan.

It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.

Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

The ADB-JSP enrolls about 300 students annually in 27 academic institutions located in 10 countries within the Region.

The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Send applications for scholarships at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Asian Development Bank International Internship Program

Asian Development Bank Internship Program for Candidates of ADB’s Member Countries

Study Subject: Various Assignments

Employer: ADB

Level: Internship

Scholarship Description: ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. ADB welcomes motivated, open-minded and self-directed individuals to apply for internship assignments requiring further research and assistance, identified by Regional and Knowledge Departments in ADB. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate candidates which offer widely-varied assignments year to year depending on business needs.

The program offers eligible candidates of member countries the opportunity to:
- work in a major international development organization;
- work collaboratively with experienced professionals from over 50 different countries;
- gain a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of the work ADB does; and
- contribute to ADB’s business through research outputs.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 February 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Thursday, 3 February 2011

2011 NGS Scholarship(NGSS) for International Students, Singapore

Scholarship for PhD Students worldwide at NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering

Study Subject: Research areas offered by the Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering
Employer: NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering
Scholarship Description: The NGS Scholarship is awarded to talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research.

* Opens worldwide.
* Graduates with a passion for research.
* Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.
* GRE is compulsory for students applying from overseas. Only strongly recommended for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.
* TOEFL is compulsory (ONLY applicable for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 March 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

2011 Postgraduate Scholarships for Applicants from Developing Countries, University of Nottingham, UK

Scholarship opportunities for International students for pursuing master studies at University of Nottingham, UK

Study Subject: Many
Employer: University of Nottingham
Level: Postgraduate

Scholarship Description: Launched in 2001, Developing Solutions is The University of Nottingham’s flagship scholarship programme.It is targeted at students from developing countries and uses a variety of internal and external sources to offer one of the most attractive scholarship packages in the country.The scholarships are aimed at Masters level courses in the broad areas of environment, food, health, science and technology – those most likely to enhance progress in developing countries.

To qualify for this scholarship you must:
be classed as an overseas student for fees purposes, and
hold an offer to start a full-time Masters degree programme (including MRes) in 2010 for an eligible course.

Eligible courses: All courses in the Department of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science. Additionally some courses in the School of Geography, the Institute for Science & Society, the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations and courses allied to Operations Management in the Business School.One full tuition fee scholarship is also available for a student from Africa for the MSc in Crop Improvement in the School of Biosciences.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6 April 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Awards made under this scheme are jointly funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), as part of the United Kingdom International Development programme for developing countries, and participating institutions in the UK.

Awards are for full-time one-year taught masters courses in the following areas only:

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources MSc
Environmental Informatics (Geographical Information Systems with Sustainable Management of Natural Resources) MSc
Global Environmental Change MSc
Banking & Finance MSc
Economics MSc
Money & Banking MSc
Public Sector Economics MSc
International Education MA
Human Rights LLM
Infection and Immunity MSc
International Relations & World Order MA
International Security Studies MA

Candidates are normally expected to hold a first degree at either first class or upper second-class level. Candidates are expected to be under 30 years of age and be fluent in written and oral English. Candidates who have already studied for one year or more in a developed country or who possess sufficient resources to self-fund, are not eligible for an award.

Applicants must first apply for the relevant course. Applications for the award using the official application form should be sent to: Scholarship Applications, International Office, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK, or by fax to +44 116 252 5127, or by email to Applications must be received by 10 May 2011. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.

Booklet for 2011 Shared Scholarship Scheme

Application form and guidelines


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