Tsinghua University Schwarzman Scholars Program

Tsinghua University Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship
created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their
leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Field of study:
Master’s Degree Programme in one of the following disciplines: Public Policy, Economic and Business, International Studies

Number of Awards:
The class that begins in summer 2016 will include 100 scholars, and the program will grow to include up to
200 students in coming years. About 45% of the first class will come from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world.

Target group:
All nationalities

Scholarship value/inclusions:
The scholarship covers tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, an in-country study
tour, required course books and supplies, lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend.

• Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.

Applicants who are currently enrolled in
undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by June 30, 2016, before orientation begins. There are
no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it will be important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

• English language proficiency. Applicants must demonstrate strong English Language skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the
applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. Acceptable test options are:

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)

• Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

• Pearson’s (PTE Academic)

This requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution where the language of instruction was English at an institution located in a country where English was a
national language.

• Age. Applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of June 30, 2016.

See the complete eligibility criteria Here.

Application instructions:
The Schwarzman Scholars application serves as the application for both the scholarship and degree programs with the university. No additional application is necessary.

To apply, you must complete an online application form and submit required documents by 1 October 2015.

Please visit the official website to access the application form and for this scholarship.

Official Scholarship Website: Tsinghua University Schwarzman Scholar

Oxford University Rhodes Scholarships 2016

Oxford University Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the
University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship
program in the world.

Fields of study:
Rhodes Scholars come from many academic backgrounds and pursue a wide variety of courses at Oxford. Applicants should review the Oxford’s postgraduate degree courses to determine the degree for which they would apply.

There are very few restrictions on the full-time post-graduate degrees supported by Rhodes Scholarships.
Rhodes Scholars may only undertake the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Financial Economics in the second year of the Scholarship.

Target group:
Students from Australia, Bermuda, Canada,Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), United Arab Emirates, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/inclusions:
A Rhodes Scholarship covers University and College fees, the university application fee, a personal stipend for living expenses (£13,658 per annum 2014-15), and economy class airfare to and from Oxford at the commencement and conclusion of the scholarship.

The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships:
• Citizenship & residency: Each applicant must fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which they are applying.

Age limits vary between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 by 1 October of the year following selection. In most constituencies, the age limit is 24 or 25. Please check carefully the specific age requirements for your constituency before applying. Successful candidates will arrive in Oxford the October following the selection process. The Scholarship may not normally be deferred.

• Education: All applicants must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following election. Academic standing must be sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford. Individual constituencies may specify a 1st or equivalent. Some constituencies
require an undergraduate degree to have been taken within the constituency of application.

Application instructions:
All candidates for the Scholarship should read the information about the Scholarships applicable globally, and then proceed to their country-specific
page to read the application criteria, eligibility requirements, and deadline specific to their country.

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open during the spring and summer of the preceding year.Deadline varies per country but is around July- October of the preceding year you wish to study.

visit the official website for detailed
information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Official Scholarship Website:
Oxford University Rhodes Scholarship

DRD Scholarships for Africans

The DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year for applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic
record, to pursue development-related Masters and PhD studies.

Host Institution: University of the Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-
Univeristy Bochum, Germany

Field of study:
Scholarships are available for full-time students of:
• MA in Development Studies
• Master in Public Administration
• the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme)
• the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC)

Target group:
The scholarships are intended for nationals of Sub-saharan African countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:
Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro for Master candidates and 900 Euro for PhD candidates plus travel allowances. Mobility scholarships are also available for Master students each year.

Scholarship applicants are advised to carefully read about the specific entry requirements and course application procedure of the programme of their
choice. The information is available from the respective programmes sections. In addition to programme requirements, all applicants have to meet the following requirements:

• Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
• Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% for your last degree
• Applicants should apply within 3 years of having completed their previous degree
• The study must have been completed at an internationally recognised university
• The previous degree (Baccalaureus or Master) should have been an academic discipline which is related to Development Studies or Public
• South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be admitted to a Masters degree course.

Other students need the equivalent of
a 4 year undergraduate degree
• Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken. This can be TOEFL test or a similar standard test or a letter from an
academic institution
• Work and/or voluntary experience in your field of interest would be a recommendation
• Women are encouraged to apply
• South African students are encouraged to apply
• Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.

Application instructions:
For applicants of the MPA, the MA in Development Studies as well as PhD candidates, you will have to fill in an electronic application form by 31 July 2015.

For the MADM, there is a separate online application to be submitted by 31 December 2015; please refer to the “How to apply” section of the Bochum programme or the course homepage.

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

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.drd-sa.org/

La Trobe University Scholarships for International Students

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.

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).


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.

The deadline for Semester 2, 2015 was on 8 March 2015. There are three closing dates for Semester 1, 2016 – 11 September 2015, 13 November 2015 and 8 January 2016.

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.


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

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships

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

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.

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


• Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting February 2016 or September 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 programmes starting in February 2016, the deadline is 1 October 2015. For all programmes starting in September 2016, the deadline is 1 February 2016.

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