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  • Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme at Oxford University

     

    Univ of Oxford
    Masters Degree

    Deadline: 9/23 Jan 2015 (annual)*
    Study in:  UK
    Course starts 2015

    Brief description:

    The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme supports outstanding students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to pursue a graduate degree at Oxford University.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Field(s) of study:

    Eligible graduate programmes related to agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy. See the official website for the complete list.

    Number of Awards:

    Up to 20

    Target group:

    Algeria, Afghanistan, Argentina, Angola ,Armenia, Bolivia, Benin, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Botswana, Bahrain, Chile, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Colombia, Burundi, Bhutan, Ecuador, Cameroon, Brunei Darussalam, French Guiana, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Guyana, Central African Republic, China, Paraguay, Chad, China, Tibet Peru, Comoros China, Hong Kong SAR, Suriname, Congo, Dem. Rep. (Kinshasa), China, Macau SAR, Uruguay, Congo, Rep. (Brazzaville), Cyprus, Venezuela, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Georgia, Djibouti, India, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico , Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Eritrea, Iraq, Ethiopia, Israel, Gabon, Japan, Gambia, The Jordan, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Guinea Korea (North), Guinea-Bissau Korea (South), Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Lao PDR, Libya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Mauritania, Myanmar (Burma), Mauritius, Nepal, Morocco, Oman, Mozambique, Pakistan, Namibia, Palestinian territories, Niger, Philippines, Nigeria, Qatar, Réunion, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Saint Helena, Singapore, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sri Lanka Senegal, Syria, Seychelles Taiwan (Republic of China), Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Somalia, Thailand, South Africa, Timor-Leste (East Timor), South Sudan, Turkey, Sudan Turkmenistan, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Togo, Vietnam, Tunisia, Yemen, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (at least £13,863)

    Eligibility:

    You should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.  You must be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries (see above).  You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.

    Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in serving the global community through their chosen field of work. You should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level.

    Application instructions:

    In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme in the Funding section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (9 January or 23 January 2015).  You must also complete a Weidenfeld Scholarships Questionnaire and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline, in order for your application to be complete.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/graduate-scholarships/university-wide-scholarships/weidenfeld-scholarships-and-leadership-programme/louis-dreyfus-weidenfeld-scholarship-and-leadership-programme

    Science@Leuven Scholarships for International Students

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    K.U. Leuven Faculty of Science
    Masters (MS) Degree

    Deadline: 31 January (annual)
    Study in:  Belgium
    Next course starts September 2015

    Brief description:

    The Science@Leuven Scholarships are for motivated and talented international students who are interested in participating in an international master programme of the Faculty of Science of the K.U.Leuven

    Host Institution(s):

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium

    Field of study:

    Eligible International Mater Programme under the Faculty of Science at K.U. Leuven:

    •  Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    •  Master of Biology
    •  Master of Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
    •  Master of Chemistry
    •  Master of Geography
    •  Master of Mathematics
    •  Master of Physics
    •  Master of Statistics
    •  Interuniversity Master of Geology

    Number of Awards:

    Not specified.

    Target group:

    International students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    The amount of the scholarship can be up to 8,000 Euro for 1 year. The scholarship will always cover the tuition fee for 1 year, the insurance and a basic health insurance coverage. The amount awarded for living expenses can vary.

    Eligibility:

    Applicants must meet and prove the following requirements:

    •  the applicants have not studied or worked at the University of Leuven before,
    •  the applicants have a bachelor degree from a foreign university that gives them access to the master programme they are applying for,
    • the applicants have not yet acquired a master degree or a PhD,
    •  the applicants can prove having had excellent study results during their former training,
    •  the applicants can prove a very strong knowledge of English,
    •  the applicants show strong motivation to follow a master programme at the Faculty of Science of the K.U.Leuven
    •  the applicants are willing to act as an ambassador for the programme.

    Application instructions:

    2015-2016 Registration will start 1 November 2014.

    PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. Applicants have to apply for the Master programme of their choice through the application form of the KU Leuven.   The applicants note in the application form that they want to apply for the Science@Leuven Scholarship.  After having completed the application form of the official KU Leuven application page, applicants register through the website of the scholarship.

    Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before the 31st of January will be considered for the scholarship.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://wet.kuleuven.be/english/scienceatleuvenscholarship

     

    Chalmers IPOET Scholarships for International Students

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    Chalmers University
    Masters Degree

    Deadline: 15 Jan 2015
    Study in: Sweden
    Course starts September 2015

    Brief description:

    Chalmers will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships in 2015, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, to prospective fee-paying students.

    Host Institution(s):

    Chalmer’s University in Sweden

    Field(s) of study:

    Unrestricted – all of the current Master’s Programmes at Chalmers starting in 2015.

    Number of Scholarships:

    50

    Target group:

    Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    •  A 75% reduction of the tuition fees (4 semesters / 2 year programme)
    •  Students who excel during their first year of studies may receive an increased scholarship reduction, which covers 85% of the tuition fee during the second and final year of studies
    •  No funds are transferred to the scholarship laureates

    Eligibility:

    •  Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education

    •  1st year Master’s Programme applicants

    The selection is based on the applicants’ relative academic excellence, which primarily includes weighted average grade but also home university´s stature (including position on global ranking lists) and priority order of the application for Chalmers Master´s programmes.

    Application instructions:

    It is obligatory to submit an application for the selected Master’s programme/s on University Admissions prior to making a scholarship application. Only then will you be able to obtain your individual application number, which must be entered correctly in the electronic scholarship application form.   The deadline for applications is 15 January 2015.

    It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://www.chalmers.se/en/education/fees-finance/Pages/iPOET.aspx

    Edinburgh Global Development Academy Scholarships

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    University of Edinburgh
    Masters Degree

    Deadline: 10 April 2015 (annual)
    Study in: UK
    Course starts September 2015

    Brief description:

    The University of Edinburgh will offer Masters Scholarships for international students from developing countries as well as UK/EU students for eligible Master’s programmes offered by the University.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Edinburgh, UK

    Field(s) of study:

    Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following Global Development Academy programmes:

    • MSc International Development
    • MSc Africa and International Development
    • MSc Environment and Development

    Number of Scholarships:

    There will be 1 Master’s scholarship for students from less developed countries and 2 Master’s scholarships for UK/EU students.

    Target group:

    The scholarships are for nationals of the least developed nations:  Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Kribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania,Vanuatu, Yemen, and Zambia

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    The scholarship will cover  the overseas rate of tuition fee for students from less developed countries and the “home” rate of tuition fee for UK/EU students.

    Eligibility:

    The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto an eligible Global Development Academy programme at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must be both nationals of and resident of eligible countries (see list above).

    The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

    Application instructions:

    To apply for a scholarship you must first apply for admission for an eligible programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.  Only applicants who have received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) on the closing date of the scholarship will be considered by the panel.

    Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. The closing date for applications for this scholarship is 10 April 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate/international/global/development

    Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarships

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    University of Edinburgh
    Masters (MS) Degree

    Deadline: 30 May 2014 (Annual)
    Study in:  any Country (online)
    Course starts Sept 2014

    Brief description:

    The University of Edinburgh will offer Master’s scholarships for eligible distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Edinburgh in United Kingdom

    Field of study:

    Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following distance learning programmes:

    College of Humanities and Social Science

    •  LLM Innovation, Technology and the Law
    •  LLM Intellectual Property Law
    •  LLM Law
    •  LLM Medical Law and Ethics
    •  LLM Information Technology Law
    •  MSc Global Changes
    •  MSc E-Learning (including PG Certificate and PG Diploma)• MSc History
    •  MSc Landscape, Environment & History

    College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

    •  ChM General Surgery
    •  MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health
    •  MSc Clinical Education
    •  MSc Equine Science
    •  MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases
    •  MSc Global Health: Non Communicable Diseases
    •  MSc Internal Medicine
    •  MSc International Animal Health
    • MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics, and Law
    •  MSc Neuroimaging for Research
    •  MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine
    •  MSc Pain Management
    •  MSc Surgical Sciences
    •  MSc Translational Medicine
    • MVetSci Conservation Medicine

    Number of Awards:

    6 scholarships are available.

    Target group:

    The online scholarships are for nationals of  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    Each scholarshipwill have a total value of £5,000 which will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study.

     

    Eligibility:

    The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto the above eligible distance learning Master’s programmes at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must be both nationals of and resident of the eligible countries (see above).

    Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

    Scholarship Criteria:

    The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

    Application instructions:

    Applications are currently closed.

    Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. When completing the personal statement of the scholarship application form, please indicate why Distance Learning suits your particular circumstances making reference to both online learning and distance learning.

    Completed application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 30 May 2014.  It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate/international/global/1.32773

    Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships

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    University of Edinburgh
    Masters Degree

    Deadline: 1 Apr 2015 (annual)
    Study in:  UK
    Course starts September 2015

    Brief description:

    The University of Edinburgh will offer 30 Master’s scholarships for postgraduate Master’s programme in any subject offered by the University for the 2015-2016 academic session.  The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Edinburgh, UK

    Field of study:

    Any eligible field of study offered at the University

    Number of Awards:

    30

    Target group:

    Non-EU international students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    Fifteen (15) scholarships will have a value of £5,000 each while a further fifteen (15) scholarships will have a value of £3,000 which will be tenable for one academic year.

    Eligibility:

    The scholarships will be awarded to students who are nationals of countries outside the EU who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

    The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honours degree.

    Application instructions:

    Eligible applicants should complete an online application form. Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication. The closing date for applications for theses scholarships is 1 April 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship and to access the online application form.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate/international/global/masters

     

    University of Geneva Excellence Masters Fellowships

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    University of Geneva
    Masters (MS) Degree

    Deadline: 15 March 2015 (annual)
    Study in:  Switzerland
    Course starts September 2015

    Brief description:

    The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Field of study:

    Masters of Science Programme in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics.

    Number of Awards:

    Not specified

    Target group:

    All students including international students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000 per year

    Eligibility:

    The fellowships are open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months. Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence.

    Application instructions:

    You must submit the application form and supporting documents by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science before 15 March 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website to access the application form and  for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://www.unige.ch/sciences/Enseignements/Formations/Masters/ExcellenceMasterFellowships_en.html

     

    Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS)

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    Leiden University
    Masters Degree

    Deadline:1 Feb/1 Oct 2015 (annual)
    Study in:  Netherlands
    Next course starts September 2015

    Brief description:

    The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling  in a master’s degree programme at Leiden University.

    Host Institution(s):

    Leiden University, The Netherlands.

    Field of study:

    All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden,  a number of programs have a start date in September only.

    Number of Awards:

    Not specified.

    Target group:

    Non-EU/EEA international students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:

    •  € 10.000 of the tuition fee
    •  € 15.000 of the tuition fee
    •  Total tuition fee minus the home fee

    Eligibility:

    •  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2015 or February 2016

    •  In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enrol. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad.

    •  The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.

    •  Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree.

    •  Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions (refer to official website) attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

    Application instructions:

    You must first apply for admissions to Leiden University online. In your application, you must indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. For all programmes starting in September 2015 (except Law programmes), the deadline is 1 February 2015. For programmes starting in February 2016, the deadline is 1 October 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/lexs.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

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    American University
    Bachelors Degree

    Deadline: 15 Dec 2014
    Study in: USA
    Course starts August 2015

    Brief description:

    The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the US and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.

    Host Institution(s):

    American University, Washington DC.

    Field(s) of study:

    Any undergraduate study offered at the University

    Number of Scholarships:

    One (1) scholarship is available for Fall 2015

    Target group:

    The scholarships are targeted to international secondary school students from any country. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country, are not eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to international students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and under-represented global and socio-economic backgrounds.

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and board) for one international student who will need a visa (preferably an F-1 or J-1 student visa) to study in the United States.  The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses (approximately U.S. $4,000).

    It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance.

    Eligibility:

    To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must be secondary school students applying as first-year (freshman) students at American University for the August 2015 semester. Candidates must be from any another country other than the US and must need a visa to study in the United States (preference will be for those who need an F-1 or J-1 student visa).

    Preference will be given to:

      1. International students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and underrepresented global and socioeconomic backgrounds.
      2. A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades.
      3. A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service and to advancing the needs of people in their home country.
      4. A minimum 95 TOEFL iBT, 7.0 IELTS or 600 paper-based TOEFL

    Application instructions:

    To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship you must complete the scholarship application and submit required supporting documents by 15 December 2014.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the applications form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.american.edu/admissions/international/egls.cfm

     

    Reach Oxford Scholarships for Developing Country Students

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    University of Oxford
    Undergraduate Degree

    Deadline: 15 Oct 2014 (annual)
    Study in: UK
    Course starts 2015

    Brief description:

    A number of Oxford colleges offer Reach Oxford Scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) to students from developing countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because equivalent educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.

    Host Institution(s):

    Oxford University, United Kingdom

    Field(s) of study:

    All undergraduate subjects except Medicine

    Number of Awards:

    To be confirmed

    Target group:

    Applicants must be nationals of countries who receive official development assistance from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

    See the official website for the complete list of eligible countries.

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    University fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year

    Eligibility:

    This scheme is only suitable for candidates of the highest academic ability who have outstanding examination results. However, financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection.  Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies.

    Application instructions:

    Students should note they must apply for admission to the University before they can be considered for a Reach Oxford Scholarship. The University is unable to accept any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at Oxford.

    You must first apply for admission to the University through UCAS by 15 October 2014 and be successful in gaining a place.  You will then need to complete a separate scholarship application form. Details for scholarship application is not yet available. Please check back at the official website for this information.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/oxford-support/reach-oxford-scholarship

     

  • ICSP Tuition Scholarships at University of Oregon USA

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    University of Oregon
    Bachelors/Masters Degree

    Deadline: 15 Jan 2015 (annual)
    Study in: USA
    Course starts 2015

    Brief description:

    International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit may apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP).  The ICSP scholarship has a cultural service component which requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and UO students, faculty and staff

    Host Institution(s):

    Oregon University, USA

    Field(s) of study:

    Eligible full time programme offered at the University

    Number of Scholarships:

    8-12 annually

    Target group:

    International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    Tuition waiver worth $9,000 – $27,000

    Eligibility:

    1. Applicants must be admissible or fully admitted to the University of Oregon. New students must apply for admission to the UO for 2015-16 by 15 January 2015.
    2. Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible to receive U.S. federal financial assistance.
    3. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement

    ICSP students agree to complete 80 hours per year of cultural service as required by the program.

    Application instructions:

    You must apply for admission to the University of Oregon before applying for scholarships. Your University of Oregon student ID number is required. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted to International Affairs on or before 15 January  2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the applications form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://international.uoregon.edu/isss/scholarships/icsp-scholarships

     

    Bristol University International Scholarships

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    University of Bristol
    Bachelors/Masters Degree

    Deadline: 12 June 2015 (annual)
    Study in: UK
    Course starts  September 2015

    Brief description:

    For 2015 entry, The University of Bristol is delighted to announce ten International Office Scholarships for new international students.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Bristol, United Kingdom

    Field of study:

    Any Bachelors or  Masters Degree programme offered at the University

    Target group:

    International students from around the globe

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    •  Five scholarships of £8,500 each will be available for prospective undergraduate students. This is divided as follows: £3,000 in Year One, £3,000 in Year Two and £2,500 in Year Three. No awards will be made for subsequent years.

    • Five scholarships of £8,500 each will be available for prospective Masters students.

    Eligibility:

    Eligible students:

    •  All applicants must be classed as overseas students for fee purposes.
    •  All applicants must already hold an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate or masters programme at the University of Bristol.
    •  Applicants may be from any discipline.
    •  Sponsored students and students in receipt of another scholarship/award over £3000 are not eligible to apply.
    •  Current University of Bristol students are not eligible to apply.

    Application instructions:

    All applicants must apply online.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is 12 June 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/international/

     

    La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students

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    La Trobe University
    Bachelors/Masters Degree

    Deadline: 5 Dec 2014/16 Jan 2015
    Study in: Australia
    Course starts Semester 1, 2015

    Brief description:

    La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are targeted towards high achieving international students from all countries across all of La Trobe’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.

    Host Institution(s):

    La Trobe University, Australia

    Field(s) of study:

    Any full-time undergraduate or postgraduate coursework offered by the University

    Number of Scholarships:

    Not specified

    Target group:

    International student from any country except New Zealand

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    The scholarship is worth between $10,000 and $20,000 and goes towards tuition fees. The scholarships are paid across a maximum of two semesters (or 12 months).

    Eligibility:

    You must be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and be applying to start an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program. You must also have scored 85% or equivalent in your previous degree/award, and meet our English language and academic entry requirements. You are not eligible if you are starting a Higher Degree by Research, exchange program, Study Abroad program, ELICOS and Foundation Studies program, or Diploma course.

    Application instructions:

    You can only apply for this scholarship if you have an offer to study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program program at La Trobe University.  After you receive your offer, you must complete the scholarship application form and submit it to La Trobe International by the application deadline.  There are two closing dates for Semester 1, 2015 – Round 1 closes on 5 December 2014 and Round 2 closes on 16 January 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/scholarships/coursework

     

    International Ambassador Scholarships at University of West London

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    University of West London
    Bachelors/Masters Degree

    Deadline: 28 Nov 2014
    Study in: London, UK
    Course starts January 2015

    Brief description:

    The International Ambassador Scholarship recognises and provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to act as ambassadors for the University of West London.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of West London, UK

    Field(s) of study:

    Any full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of West London

    Number of Scholarships:

    Up to 50 scholarships

    Target group:

    International Students around the world

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    Scholarships are worth up to £5,000

    Eligibility:

    Students are eligible to apply for the scholarship if they have been offered an unconditional place to study on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of West London, commencing in January 2015.

    Application instructions:

    You can apply for the International Ambassador Scholarships by completing a scholarship application form. The deadline for applications for January 2015 is no later than 28 November 2014.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/fees_and_scholarships/International_Ambassador_Scholarships.jsp

     

    Bocconi Scholarships in Italy for International Students

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    Bocconi University

    Bachelor’s/Masters Degree

    Deadline: Jan-May 2015
    Study in: Milan, Italy
    Course starts September 2015

    Brief description:

    Bocconi University offers need-based scholarships to international students enrolling in any Bachelor’s Program or Master of Science Program at Bocconi.

    Host Institution(s):

    Bocconi University in Milan, Italy

    Field(s) of study:

    Eligible Bachelor’s Program or Master of Science Program offered at the University

    Number of Scholarships:

    Not specified

    Target group:

    International students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    Full tuition waiver worth up to € 11,000 per year (maximum of 3 years) for Bachelor’s Program and up to € 12,000 per year (maximum of 2 years) for Master’s of Science Program.

    Eligibility:

    Applicants for the first year of a Bocconi Bachelor’s/Master program who are neither a resident or citizen of Italy nor have earned an Italian High School diploma/Undergraduate Degree in Italy or abroad.

    Application instructions:

    Applicants must complete and submit the online Bocconi Scholarship online application form.  The application must be submitted online by the same date as the online admission’s application. The specific deadlines can be found in the scholarship guidelines but falls aroundJanuary to May 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (links found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/bocconi/sitopubblico_en/navigation+tree/home/campus+and+services/services/student+assistance%2C+financial+aid+and+loans/finaid+download/2015+2016+ay?back=y

  • Oxford Graduate Scholarships for International Students

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    Oxford University/Donors
    Masters/PhD Degrees

    Deadline: 23 Jan 2015 (annual)
    Study in:  UK
    Course starts October 2015

    Brief description:

    The Oxford Graduate Scholarships were established in 2012 through a groundbreaking fundraising initiative to support graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world.   The list of graduate scholarships that are open to all countries and offered for AY 2015-2016 are:

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Oxford in United Kingdom

    Fields of study:

    Eligible Graduate Degrees in History, Physics, Sustainable Urban Development, Law, Chemistry, Plant Sciences, Physics, Zoology, Oriental Studies, MBA, Economics, etc.

    Number of Awards:

    Around 60

    Target group:

    All countries

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs

    Eligibility/Selection Criteria:

    See the links to the specific scholarships for details on the specific eligibility criteria for each scholarship.

    Application instructions:

    There is no separate application process for this scholarship. All eligible applicants who have applied to the University by the relevant January deadline for their course, will automatically be considered for the Oxford Graduate Scholarships (except  Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships which require an additional application to be made at the same time as your application to a course is made). Deadline is 9 or 23 January 2015 depending on the course.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/graduate-scholarships/university-wide-scholarships/oxford-graduate-scholarships

     

    Japanese Government Scholarships for International Research Students

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    Masters/PhD Degree

    Deadline: varies
    Study in:  Japan
    Course starts October 2015

    Brief description:

    The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities either as (non-degree) student or regular student for a degree under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2015.  See also Japanese Government Scholarships for Undergraduate Students.

    Host Institution(s):

    Universities in Japan

    Fields of study:

    Applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or its related field. And fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research in graduate courses at Japanese universities. The fields of study may be restricted to particular fields by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General(hereinafter referred to as the “Japanese diplomatic mission”).  See the official website for other restrictions to eligible fields of study.

    Number of Scholarships:

    Not specified

    Target group:

    Nationals of countries which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.

    Scholarship Benefits:

    The scholarship includes an allowance of 143,000-145,000 yen per month, an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions, travel costs to and from Japan, and school fees. See the official website for complete scholarship benefits.

    Eligibility:

    (1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Stateless persons can be applicants, too. Applicants who have Japanese nationality at the time of application are not eligible. However, applicants of dual nationality who reside outside of Japan is eligible only if they will expatriate from Japan by the time of arrival in Japan. Screening of applicants will be made at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicants’ nationality.

    (2) Age: Applicants must have been born on or after April 2,1980.

    (3) Academic Background: Applicants must be a graduate from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate. A person will be deemed to have academic ability equal or superior to that of a university graduate, if he/she

    •  has completed or will complete a 16-year school curriculum in a foreign country (or an 18-year school curriculum if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, or pharmacy which is founded on a 6-year department or faculty); or

    •  is or will be aged 22 or older and has taken an individual entrance qualification examination and has been judged by a Japanese graduate school as being equal or superior in academic ability to a university graduate (or 24 or older if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, or pharmacy which is founded on a 6-year department or faculty).

    Note: Eligible applicants include those who otherwise satisfy or will satisfy qualification requirements for admission to a Japanese graduate school. As a general rule, a person who has completed a doctoral course may not apply unless he/she seeks to obtain a degree.

    (4) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language, interested in Japan and enthusiastic about deepening their understanding of Japan after arriving, and capable of engaging in study and research while adapting   themselves to life in Japan.

    (5) Health: Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy enough to take graduate studies at universities in Japan.

    (6) Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2015, or within two weeks of the date set by the receiving university for the beginning of the semester (in principle, in September or October).

    (7) Visa Requirement: In principle, selected applicants must acquire “College Student” (ryugaku,留学) visas before entering Japan. The visas should be issued at the Japanese legation, located in the country of applicants’ nationality.  Applicants who change their resident status to any status other than “College Student” after their arrival in Japan will immediately lose their status as Japanese government scholarship student.

    Please refer to the official website for complete eligibility criteria and conditions of the scholarship.

    Application Instructions:

    Because the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details. Scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by a Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country).  The deadline of the applications varies per country.

    It is important to visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/boshu/1346643.htm

     Clarendon Fund Scholarships at University of Oxford

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    Masters/PhD Degrees

    Deadline: 9 Jan/23 Jan 2015 (annual)
    Study in:  UK
    Course starts October 2015

    Brief description:

    The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford, offering around 140 new scholarships every year. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Oxford in United Kingdom

    Fields of study:

    All degree-bearing courses at graduate level are eligible.  Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.

    Number of Awards:

    Approximately 140 scholarships are offered every year.

    Target group:

    All students including international students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.

    Eligibility/Selection Criteria:

    All graduate applicants who apply for study at the University by the January deadline, in their respective year of entry, will be automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship funding.

    Selection criteria vary slightly depending on the subject area and whether applicants apply for a taught or research degree, but include: excellent academic record, aptitude for the proposed course of study, and student’s motivation.

    Application instructions:

    By applying for graduate study at Oxford University, you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships and there is no separate scholarship application form.  You do, however, need to apply by the January application deadline (9 January or 23 January 2015) in order to be considered for the scholarship.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://www.clarendon.ox.ac.uk/

    University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

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    University of Sydney
    Masters/PhD Degree

    Deadline: 15 Dec/31 July (annual)
    Study in:  Australia
    Course starts July 2015

    Brief description:

    The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).  The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Sydney in Australia

    Fields of study:

    Open to all research disciplines (but would depend on Faculty)

    Number of Awards:

    Not specified.

    Target group:

    International students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students.

    Eligibility:

    To be eligible for an USydIS, you must:

    ·   Be an international student commencing full-time enrolment in a higher degree by research (HDR) at the University of Sydney.
    ·   Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the university as within the areas of its research concentration.
    ·   Not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian research doctorate or, if undertaking a research masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian research masters.
    ·   Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian government makes a substantial contribution.

    For details on Scholarship Selection, please refer to the Supplementary information for research scholarship applicants.

    Application instructions:

    No separate application for a USydIS Scholarship is necessary.  Applicants who wish to be considered for the USydIS awards may indicate this by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application Form.   Applications must be received by the International Student Office by 31 July of the previous year for semester 1 (March) or by 15 December of the previous year for semester 2 (July).

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/international_postgraduate_scholarships.shtml#usi

    Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)

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    University of Adelaide
    Masters/PhD Degree

    Deadline: 15 Jan/30 Apr 2015  (annual)
    Study in: Australia
    Course starts 2015

    Brief description:

    The University of Adelaide offers Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Adelaide, Australia

    Field(s) of study:

    Any Masters degree by Research or Doctoral Research Degree offered at the University

    Number of Scholarships:

    Limited.

    Target group:

    International students (except New Zealand)

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    The scholarships includes course tuition fees, annual living allowance ($25,849 in 2015), and overseas student health cover (if award holder holds a subclass 574 visa).

    Eligibility:

    Applicants should hold at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree(this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year). All qualifying programs of study must be successfully completed.  Generally, ASI recipients have completed a Masters degree including a significant research component and have several publications and relevant work and research experience.

    Candidates are required to enrol in the University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ and must maintain ‘international student’ status for the duration of their enrolment in the University

    See the official website (link found below) for complete eligibility criteria.

    Application instructions:

    To apply, you must submit a formal application for Admission and a Scholarship via the online application system.  The next deadlines will be 15 January 2015 for Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2015 intake or 30 April 2015 for Semester 2, 2015 intake.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/research-international/opportunities/adelaide-scholarship-international/

    Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)

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    Masters/PhD Degree

    Deadline: 31 Oct/31 May (annual)
    Study in:  Australia
    Next course starts 2015

    Brief description:

    The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Field of study:

    Any eligible graduate research degree offered at University of Melbourne

    Number of Awards:

    About 150

    Target group:

    International students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    Benefits provided by the MIRS include living allowance, relocation grant, thesis allowance, and paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.  Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is also included.

    Eligibility:

    To be considered for the MIRS, you must:

    – be an international applicant (ie. a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand, and not an Australian permanent resident);
    – have completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year honours degree at an Australian university with a minimum result of first class honours;
    – have applied for admission to undertake a master or doctorate by research degree or be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne

    Application instructions:

    Applications are currently closed.

    MIRS applicants should submit complete both their applications for admission and scholarship by the next deadline, 31 October 2014. 

    It is important to visit the official website to access the application form for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: https://studenteforms.app.unimelb.edu.au/apex/f?p=153:2:0:::2:P2_ID:361

    University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships

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    University of Manitoba
    Masters/PhD Degree

    Deadline: varies (annual)
    Study in: Canada
    Course starts Aug-Sept 2015

    Brief description:

    The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are merit-based awards that are open to students of any nationality who will be registered as full-time graduate students (Masters or PhD) at the University of Manitoba.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Manitoba, Canada

    Field(s) of study:

    Any graduate degree programs offered by the University  (except those in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration – MBA).

    Target group:

    All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply.

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    The value of these fellowships is $18,000 (Ph.D.) and is $14,000 (Master’s) for a 12 month period.  Students are eligible to receive the UMGF for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program.

    Eligibility:

    Academic standing: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Masters, Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral degree. Please use admissions criteria in calculating GPA, i.e., last 60 credit hours or equivalent.

    Citizenship: All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply.

    Fields of study: Students in all fields of graduate study (with the exception of those in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration [MBA]) are eligible to apply.

    You must also meet the specific eligibility criteria set by the Department/Faculty, if any.

    Application instructions:

    Please check with your department/faculty for details on how to be considered for a UMGF.Deadline varies per faculty.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/funding/585.html

     

    Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

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    Heinrich Boll Foundation
    Masters/PhD Degree

    Deadline: 3 Mar 2015 (Annual)
    Study in:  Germany
    Next course starts 2015

    Brief description:

    The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to international students who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany who wish to study a Masters or PhD Degree in Germany.

    Host Institution(s):

    State or state-recognized Universities  in Germany

    Field(s) of study:

    The scholarships are awarded for all subjects.

    Number of Scholarships:

    Not specified.

    Target group:

    The scholarship program allots scholarships to international students.  Special focus regions are: central and eastern Europe, the EU’s neighbouring states and the CIS, the Middle East and North Africa (especially Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel), transition and newly industrialised countries, and conflict regions worldwide.

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    €750 per month for Masters Students or €1000 per month for PhD students, plus € 100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances. Tuition fees are not funded.

    Eligibility:

    International students on a MASTERS course in any subject who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen) and are studying, or wish to study, in Germany:

    •  You may apply before beginning your Masters programme or at any time up to the end of the first semester of the Masters programme.

    • Applicants must have completed a first degree.

    •  Good or very good knowledge of German (at least B4 Level) is required; you must supply documentary evidence. The selection workshops are generally held in German. If a scholarship is granted, intensive German courses may be funded.

    International doctoral students in all subjects who are non-EU citizens, who earned the university entrance qualification outside the EU, and who are pursuing, or wish to pursue, doctoral studies in Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen):

    •  At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state-recognised German institution of higher education.

    • Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

    • Good or very good knowledge of German (at least B2 Level) is required; you must supply documentary evidence. The selection workshops are generally held in German. If a scholarship is granted, intensive German courses may be funded.

    Application instructions:

    Applications are not yet open.  The online application portal will open on 20 January 2015 for spring 2015.

    For details of application requirements and procedures, please consult information sheet A 1-1(“scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate students”, PDF) or A 2-1 (“scholarship application for doctoral studies”). These give important information on the formalities of your application and on preconditions and criteria. Applications must be made online and is done in German language. Application deadline is 3 March 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for details on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.boell.de/scholarships/scholarships.html

  • AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women

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    AAUW
    Masters/PhD/Postdoctoral

    Deadline: 1 Dec 2014 (annual)
    Study in: USA
    Next course starts July 2015

    Brief description:

    AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) awards International Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.

    Host Institution(s):

    Accredited U.S. institutions

    Field(s) of study:

    Business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

    Number of Awards:

    Since it started, International Fellowships have been awarded to over 3,000 women representing 135 countries

    Target group:

    Women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    Master’s/Professional Fellowship: $18,000
    Doctorate Fellowship: $20,000
    Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000

    International Fellowships funds are only available for: educational expenses, living expenses, dependent child care, and travel to professional meetings, conferences or seminars, as long as it does not exceed 10% of the fellowship.

    Eligibility:

    Applicants must be women from a country other than the United States (dual citizenship is not allowed) or possession of a non-immigrant visa if residing in the U.S.  Applicants must have the intention to return to her home country to pursue a professional career.

    Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) by 30 September 30 2014, and must have applied to a Master’s/First Professional Degree or  Doctoral program by 1 December 2014, to an accredited institution of study  in the U.S. for the period of the fellowship. Postdoctoral applicants must provide proof of their doctorate degree; hold a doctorate classified as a research degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., DBA, MD) or an MFA by 1 December 2014 and indicate where they will conduct their research.

    Applicants should be proficient in English. Unless the applicant can verify that her native language is English, that she received her secondary diploma or undergraduate degree from an English-speaking institution, or that she will have completed one semester of full-time study in her discipline at an English-speaking college or university between October 2012 and September 30, 2014.

    It is important to read the full eligibility criteria.

    Application instructions:

    Applications and submission of supporting documents are done online. The application deadline for AY 2015-2016 is 1 December 2014.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application and for detailed updated information on this scholarship/fellowship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/

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    Lingnan University offers scholarships on M.Phil and Ph.D. Programs 

    Lingnan University
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    Phone: (852) 2616-8750 ,Fax:(852) 2572-5178
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    MPhil, PhD Level.
    Eligibility
    An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally:
    a. hold a relevant bachelor’s degree with first or second class honors or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or
    b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or
    c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.

    An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of PhD should normally:
    a. hold a master’s degree awarded by a tertiary education institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or
    b. hold a relevant bachelor’s degree with first or second class honors or at an equivalent standard, and have registered in a program of study for a master’s degree at a recognized tertiary education institution for at least one year and have evidence of research achievement; or
    c. have obtained an equivalent qualification of a) or b) above; or
    d. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.

    Some of the programs have specified additional requirements. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programs to which they apply for admission.

    Facility
    Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programs should apply to the University directly. Full-time admittees will normally be awarded with Postgraduate Studentships with a monthly stipend of HK$14,300 (rate for 2014-15).

    Applicants may seek admission to the PhD programs in two ways as follows:
    Outstanding and brilliant applicants may seek admission via the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme established by the Research Grants Council (RGC). Successful awardees of the Scheme will be provided with a Fellowship with a monthly stipend of HK$20,000.
    Applicants may apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$14,500*.
    *To be revised to HK$14,800 after confirmation of candidature (rates for 2014-15). (Note: US$1=HK$7.8).

    Important Info
    Scholarship for: MPhil, PhD Level.
    Total Scholarship: 0
    Start Date: November 03, 2014
    Last Date: January 30, 2015
    More Info: www.ln.edu.hk/reg/info/pgrad
    Apply Procedure
    Access to Online Application
    An applicant may access the University’s online application system via the Internet at www.ln.edu.hk/admissions/applyonline.Only one program can be applied for in one application. An applicant who wishes to apply for two programs has to submit two applications.

    No. of Applications
    An applicant is expected to submit one application indicating one program choice. The maximum number of programs an applicant may apply for is two. The program choice(s) cannot be changed after submission. Application for more than two programs or applications for the same program may lead to disqualification of all the applications concerned and any fees paid will be forfeited. For PhD applicants submitted applications in both ways, i.e. via Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) and directly to the University, the total number of programs applying is limited to two also.

    Uploading of Documents
    An applicant should upload his/her a detailed research proposal, one for each application to the Online Admission System.

    The applicant should substantiate the qualifications entered on the application forms by uploading the following documents to the Online Admission System: a. a copy of the graduation certificate(s) and transcript(s) with a complete record of courses attended and examination results of his/her undergraduate studies and above; and b. a copy of the relevant documents, e.g. reports of GMAT/TOEFL results and certificates of professional qualifications.

    HKPFS applicants are additionally required to submit the following supporting documents: a. a brief research plan (to describe the proposed research topic and plan) and Past Research Experience (minimum 200 words and maximum 400 words); b. a vision statement of no more than 400 words; and c. a TOEFL/IELTS test report (for an applicant whose degree is from a non-English speaking tertiary institution. For more details, please refer to Section 5 of Admission Criteria and Requirements).

    If an applicant is selected for admission, he/she will be required to arrange for the relevant institution(s) to send directly to the University a copy of his/her official transcript(s) for the bachelor’s degree(s) and above qualification(s) he/she has obtained. Furthermore, the successful applicant shall show the originals of the documents and identity documents (viz. HKID Card/Passport/Certificate of Identity), to the Registry for verification.

  • University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships

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    University of Otago
    PhD Degree

    Deadline: ongoing
    Study in: New Zealand
    Course starts 2015

    Brief description:

    The University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship provides funding to support doctoral students studying at the University of Otago.  The Scholarship is available to both domestic and international students. Candidates for professional doctorates, as well as the PhD, are welcome to apply.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Otago, New Zealand

    Field(s) of study:

    Any eligible PhD Research Programme at the University

    Number of Scholarships:

    Up to 181 annually

    Target group:

    Domestic and International students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    NZ$25,000 stipend per annum plus domestic tuition fees waiver (excludes student services fee and insurance)

    Eligibility:

    Applicants must usually be seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification.  Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research.

    Application instructions:

    Applications for doctoral-level scholarships should usually occur when applying for admission but it is also possible to apply for a scholarship after being admitted.  To apply, you must fill up the scholarship application form for international students and upload it as part of the online admission application process.

    It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships/database/otago014687.html

    Singapore International Graduate Award

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    Singapore Government
    PhD Degree

    Deadline: 1 January 2015 (annual)
    Study in:  Singapore
    Course starts August 2015

    Brief description:

    SINGA is an award given to international students with excellent academic undergraduate and/or master’s results, and strong interest in doing research leading to a doctorate (PhD) in Science and Engineering at a Singapore University.

    Host Institution(s):

    The students can choose to do their research work mainly at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

    Field of study:

    Science and Engineering

    Number of Awards:

    About 240 per year

    Target group:

    International students

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    The award provides financial support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including full tuition fees, monthly stipend, settlement allowance, and airfare grant.

    Eligibility:

    •  Open to all international students
    •  Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
    •  Good skills in written and spoken English
    •  Good reports from academic referees

    Application instructions:

    Applications are done online. Deadline for August 2015 intake is 1 January 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.singa.a-star.edu.sg/index.php

  • USA Scholarship Sources for International Students

    Searching for scholarships to study at an American college or university can be daunting enough if you’re an American student. If you live on the other side of the world, receiving financial assistance to go to college in the United States may seem next to impossible.

    Don’t give up hope. If you’re an international student with your heart set on studying in America, there are some excellent resources out there for you, too.

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    We recommend starting with the International Student Exchange & Study Abroad Resource Center atInternationalStudent.com. Not only does the site provide information about financing your education, but it also offers advice on selecting a U.S. school, what the different states are like, the college application process, and preparing for your stay in the U.S.—including information about how to calculate just how much money you will need for the particular area of the country in which you will be living.

    Like all students, you’ll likely need to fund your college education through a variety of sources, including:

    1. Scholarship sites: Both International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search andInternationalScholarships.com use the same database of scholarships available to international students.

    The basic search via either site is free and can help identify potential scholarship opportunities worldwide—including more than 500 scholarships for studying in the United States. Many of the scholarship criteria are tied to a specific field of study, which you can select from a handy drop-down list to narrow your search.

    2. Your home country: We tell American students to “look close to home” all the time—and the same applies to international students. Your home country may be a source of funding for your international studies.

    However, InternationalStudent.com recommends being extremely thorough when researching this option so that you understand all the stipulations involved. Several of these opportunities require their scholarship recipients to return to their home country upon graduation.

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    3. U.S. universities: Generally, there is more aid for graduate study in the United States than undergraduate work, but some schools do offer financial aid for undergraduate international students. InternationalStudent.com has compiled a list of colleges and universities that do.

    In addition, consider your family, place of employment, and international organizations as other sources of funding before turning to student loans. International students are eligible for private international student loans to study in the United States—as long as you attend an approved school and have a U.S. citizen or permanent resident cosign for you.

    Study Guide by Subject


    The US higher education system can be complicated for students unfamiliar with the college and university system. To help you, our Study Guide by Subject provides you with the latest information so that you can be successful whether you are completing an undergraduate or graduate degree no matter the field of study you choose to pursue.

    Do you want to be an engineer? How about earn a business degree? Whether you are certain about your educational path, or if you are in the process of deciding, we’ve built this key resource to help you decide, plan, and be successful in your educational goals in the US.

    Our Study Guide by Subject will provide you with insight into what it’s like to pursue a degree, what are the top schools in that subject area, what career options exist upon completion of your program, and more. Studying in the US is a life changing experience, and we want to help you be prepared. Many schools offer hundreds of degree programs – which can be overwhelming! Use our Study Guide by Subject to learn about the US college and university system, choose the field of study right for you, and be successful in earning a degree in the US.

    To get started, please select the field of study you are most interested in learning about – we will be adding more content and new sections all the time so please come back regularly to see the newest information:

    If you enjoyed learning about the different degree programs available to you, now learn about what it’s like to study in the US with our USA State Guides. This guide will help you learn about all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. so that you can be prepared for the climate, economy, internship opportunities, and local activities upon arrival in your US college or university.

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    Top 25 Scholarships in USA for International Students

    The United States is one of  the prime destinations for students who are looking to benefit from a top notch and widely recognized international education.  However, there are limited scholarship options for international students who wish to study in the US for free.  To help you, Department of Physics compiled a list of scholarships in USA offered by US Colleges and Universities as well as scholarships granted by US government and institutions.

     

    USA Government Scholarships for International Students 

     

    Foreign Fulbright Student Program
    The Fulbright Program are full scholarships in USA for international students who wants to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree.  The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies.  The grant covers tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.

    Humphrey Fellowship Program
    The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.  The fellowships are full grants covering all related expenses.

     

    US Colleges and Universities that offer Scholarships for International Students 

     

    American University Scholarships
    American University (AU) awards a limited number of generous partial merit scholarships to academically-qualified incoming international first-year undergraduate students.  No need-based financial aid is available to international students. The merit scholarship range from U.S.$6,000 to U.S.$22,000 per academic year (renewable subject to conditions). The University also offers the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship Program which awards scholarships to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the University and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.

    Amherst College Scholarships
    Amherst College currently runs a need-based financial aid program that provides assistance to financially needy international students.  Once you have been admitted, your financial need is determined. A financial aid award that is equal to your need will then be offered.  The award is sometimes called an “aid package” because it may include both self-help (employment) and gift aid (scholarships and grants).

    Arkansas University Scholarships
    International students are eligible to apply about 10 scholarships offered at the University including the Chancellor’s Scholarship and the General University Scholarships.

    Berea College Scholarships
    At Berea College, every admitted student is awarded a 4-year, tuition scholarship. This scholarship works in conjunction with any other grants or scholarships students receive to completely cover the cost of tuition.  Additional costs, such as room, board, and fees, may also be covered by the College, depending upon your financial need. Nearly all of their students receive additional aid for these costs.

    Clark University Scholarships
    Clark University offers the Global Scholars Program which are open to High school students who are NOT permanent residents or citizens of the United States, as well as U.S. citizens/permanent residents who reside overseas and will complete their entire secondary school education outside the U.S.   A scholarship of no less than $15,000 (renewable, subject to conditions) and a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer following the sophomore or junior year is included with the award.

    Colby-Sawyer College Scholarships
    International students are eligible for need-based and merit-based financial aid offered by Colby-Sawyer College. The merit-based scholarships increase based on academic ability and range up to $24,000 per year. The college does not meet full financial need.

    Columbia College Scholarships
    Columbia College offers about 20 scholarships and awards to outstanding international students. The awards are one time cash grants or 25%- 100% tuition reduction.

    Concordia College Scholarships
    Concordia prizes the contributions international students make on campus and is pleased to provide partial financial assistance to international students. The International Student Scholarship is based on academic ability and family need, amounting up to $25,000 per year.

    Cornell University Scholarships
    Cornell has a limited amount of funding available for international undergraduates, only 30-40 scholarships are awarded to students in each entering class. The scholarships are either partial or full, based on the selected student’s need.

    Dartmouth College Scholarships
    Dartmouth College offers need-based financial aid to  all students, including international and transfer applicants . It does not award academic, athletic or merit scholarships. The College  is committed to meeting 100% of every student’s demonstrated need during their four years of undergraduate study.

    East Tennessee State University
    East Tennessee State University (ETSU) offers the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship for new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship covers 50 percent of the total of in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. No additional fees or costs are covered. The scholarship award can only be used for study at ETSU.

    East West Center Scholarships
    East-West Center offers Graduate Degree Fellowship for Master’s and Doctoral studies for students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i.  

    Emory College Scholarships
    Emory University offers need-based financial aid awards to a select number of international undergraduate students. All citizens of foreign countries who are not permanent residents of the United States (living in the U.S. or abroad) will be reviewed for this new international scholarship.   As well, international applicants are encouraged to apply for merit-based scholarships through the Emory University Scholars Program (November 15 deadline).

    Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarships
    Merit-based scholarships are offered to qualified international applicants with outstanding academic achievement and test scores on the required entrance exams. These awards range from $10,000 to $25,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years.  In addition, two full-tuition President’s International Student Scholarships may be awarded each year to two highly qualified international students.

    Iowa State University International Merit Scholarships
    The International Merit Scholarship is awarded to well-rounded students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement, and outstanding talent or achievements in one or more of the following areas: math and sciences, the arts, extracurricular activities, community service, leadership, innovation, or entrepreneurship.  The awards range from $4,000 to $8,000 and are renewable.

    Michigan State University International Scholarships
    Michigan University provides a limited number of scholarship and grants to deserving international students at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.  These financial packages are not designed to support your full academic program at MSU.

    New York University Wagner Scholarships
    All international postgraduate student applicants at NYU Wagner are automatically considered for all merit-based scholarships, as the University gives equal consideration to scholarship applicants from within the United States and abroad. The awards are partial to full tuition scholarships including the Robert F. Wagner Scholarship which includes a $20,000 annual stipend.

    Oregon University Scholarships
    At the University of Oregon you’ll find several sources of financial aid for international students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each year, the University of Oregon awards more than one million dollars in financial aid and scholarships to international students. One of their scholarship programs is the ICSP scholarship which awards 30–40 competitive scholarships to international students each year. Scholarships apply to tuition only and range from $7,000–$27,000 per year.

    Wesleyan University Scholarships
    Wesleyan University offers limited scholarships for international students and is awarded on the basis of both exceptional qualifications and demonstrated need. In addition to the 11 Asian students who are awarded yearly under the Freeman Asian Scholars Program, they provide financial assistance to approximately 15 international students from a pool of over 400 such applicants.

    University of the West Scholarships
    The Lotus Scholarship (the Scholarship) is awarded to students who achieve high academic standards and demonstrate a financial need in order to attend University of the West (UWest). The Scholarship awards up to $5,000 or up to $10,000 annually to each successful applicant to apply toward his or her tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and other expenses required for attendance at UWest.

     

    Institutions that fund international scholarships for study in the US 

     

    Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships
    The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program provides full scholarships to students from World Bank member countries to pursue development-related studies at selected Universities around the world. Students can choose to study in 8 participating USA Universities including Harvard University, John Hopkins University, University of Chicago, Cornell University and Columbia University.

    AAUW International Fellowships
    AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) awards international fellowships  for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. The scholarship are worth $18,000 for Masters, 20,000 for PhD and $30,000 for Postdoctoral students.

    Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
    The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from selected developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.  The studies can be undertaken anywhere in the world including the US. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.

  • How to Find an International Scholarship

    Scholarships are great- when you actually find one! We will talk about why you need scholarships, where to find scholarships and what to do after you find one you want to apply for.

     

     

    Avoid Scholarship Scams

    Scholarships are a great way for international students to obtain financial aid that is, essentially free, as you would never need to pay a scholarship back. For this reason scholarships are very popular, and there are some companies/ individuals that will prey on students eagerness to obtain a scholarship to scam them out of money.

    The best way to guard yourself from a scholarship scam is to know what the main scams are and how they work.

    To protect yourself there are many things you can look out for that should send alarm bells ringing when looking for a scholarship.

    How to Spot a Scholarship Scam

    Money up front/ Application Fee

    Whenever you are applying for a scholarship never send money up front or pay an application fee, you should not have to send money to an organisation to get a scholarship. These organisations will most likely just pocket the money and you will never hear from them again.

    Loan Fees

    You should be careful of companies that ask for a loan fee before they will disburse and money to you. Real loan companies will add fees to your loan balance which you repay over time and will never make you pay a fee upfront.

    Guaranteed Scholarships

    Never trust a company that advertises that they will guarantee to get you a scholarship. These companies will ask for a fee and may even offer a money back guarantee but will never get you a scholarship. Legitimate services will never say they guarantee to get your scholarship.

    Company/ Scholarship Names

    If you see a scholarship service or company that is using words like “official”, “national”, “government” or other governmental or official sounding names be careful. They are most probably trying to sound official to cover up the scam.

    How to Protect Yourself From a Scam

    There are few rules you should follow when searching for scholarships that will help you avoid being scammed.

    Ask yourself, “Is it too good to be true?”

    If an offer or scholarship sounds too good to be true, it usually is! If you think something is just too good then sit back and do a little more research as things that sound too good to be true, usually are.

    Never pay money

    You should never give any money out to companies to cover things like application fees, service fees or really for any reason. Legitimate scholarships will be free to apply and will not ask you to pay money to get money – it does not work like that.

    Contact them

    If you have a scholarship offer that is asking for money up front or you want to make sure they are real contact them personally and make sure you can get hold of them by phone and ask for their physical address and any other information you want. Real companies will be glad to hand this information out and scam organisations will be hesitate to do this.

    Get References

    Do some checks on the company or organisation that is offering the scholarship, for example use google to check their name (if someone has been scammed by them you will probably see their name online somewhere about it. Also check the country company directory for that organisation, for example all UK companies have to be registered and you can search them online for free.

    At the end of the day, the best advice that anyone could give to find a legitimate scholarship is to use your time to search for a scholarship yoruself. Scholarships will not fall into your lap and there is no quick and easy way to finding one – so just use your time wisely and follow the rules above and you should be fine!

    Legitimate Scholarship Resources

    As you might have noticed by now, one of the main themes is that there is never any need to pay money out to find or get a scholarship. All the high quality resources that are out there are free and will not charge anything to search – here is a listing of some of the major scholarship search sites that are all FREE!

    Additional Resources for Avoiding Scams

    Please also see these resources for some more detailed information about scholarship scams:

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