Mandela Magdalene College Scholarship for South African Students 2016

Brief description: The Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships enable graduates from South Africa to pursue one-year taught postgraduate courses of study at the University of Cambridge UK

Eligible Field of Study: Subjects relevant to the needs of South Africa

About Scholarship

The Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships were announced in March 1995 when Nelson Mandela, then President of The Republic of South Africa, agreed to lend his name to the initiative. In this letter of acceptance Madiba wrote: “I approve the use of my name for the Scholarship to assist South African students. Our country is in dire need of skilled men and women to service our new democracy. We are deeply grateful that Magdalene College took the initiative to assist.”
The scheme results from collaboration between Mr Chris von Christierson and other benefactors, the Cambridge Trusts and Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Scholarship Offered Since: 1995

Scholarship Type: Masters

Eligibility

The scheme aims to support South African graduate students of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential who would otherwise be unable to take up a place at Cambridge University. The scholarships are open to citizens of South Africa, normally under the age of 35 and normally resident in South Africa who have, or expect to obtain before 1 October 2015, a first class or high second class honours degree or its equivalent from a recognised University. Successful applicants will be expected to return to South Africa to work or study after completing the course at Cambridge.

Number of Scholarships: Up to three scholarships are offered each year.

Value of Scholarship: The scholarships are means tested. The maximum award covers:

University Composition Fee at the overseas rate
approved College Fees
a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single student
a return airfare, courtesy of British Airways
Duration of Scholarship: one year

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be taken at (country): Magdalene College, University of Cambridge UK

Application Deadline: 2 December 2015

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

This scheme is administered on behalf of the University of Cambridge and Magdalene College by the Board of Graduate Studies (for admission to the University) and the Cambridge Trusts (for funding).
Further information, and application materials, are available in the University’s Graduate Studies Prospectus.

Applicants for admission to the University must complete and return a GRADSAF application form to the Board of Graduate Studies; applications must be completed by 2 December 2015.
Applications will first be assessed by the candidate’s proposed Faculty or Department at the University. If successful, the candidate’s application will be further reviewed by the Cambridge Trusts and Magdalene College. The scolarship will be tenable from 1 October 2016.

visit scholarship webpage for details

Sponsors: the Cambridge Trusts and Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Avancez Scholarships for Masters at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, 2016

Swedish Council for Higher Education is inviting applications for Avancez scholarships for masters. The field(s) of study to which the scholarships will be awarded is determined annually by the University President. For the academic year 2016/17 the field of study is unrestricted, but it will be distributed according to targeted areas of education determined by the university management, based on the total number of applicants per each area of education from previous academic year.
The application deadline is 15 January 2016.

Study Subject(s): The field(s) of study to which the scholarships will be awarded is determined annually by the University President. For the academic year 2016/17 the field of study is unrestricted, but it will be distributed according to targeted areas of education determined by the university management, based on the total number of applicants per each area of education from previous academic year.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree at Chalmers University of Technology.
Scholarship Provider: Swedish Council for Higher Education
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden

Eligibility: -Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish University education.
-1st year Master’s programme applicants
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Chalmers University of Technology will award a number of scholarships funded by the Chalmers Foundation and these are available to all citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are liable to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education. The exact number of scholarships is yet to be decided by the Chalmers Foundation.

N umber of award(s): Chalmers University of Technology will award a number of scholarships.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships will be awarded for 4 semesters/2 year programme.

What does it cover? Total offer is of:
-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
Selection criteria: 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.

Notification: Scholarship notifications will be announced by Chalmers up until mid April.

How to Apply: It is obligatory to submit an application for Chalmers’ Master’s Programmes at 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 scholarship application portal in order for us to obtain information about what Master’s Programmes you have applied to at Chalmers, etc. A personal link to the scholarship application portal will be sent to you via email once you have submitted some key information via the link. Note! If you do not have all necessary information at hand to complete all steps of the electronic application form, your scholarship application will not be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 January 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application.

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Global Student Scholarship for International Students in UK, 2016

Applicants must hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition. Total offer is of 100% of tuition fees. The application deadline is 31 March 2016.
University of the West of England offers global student scholarship to study abroad.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in all disciplines available at the UWE.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate degree program at University of the West of England.
Scholarship Provider: University of the West of England, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: -Have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st in an undergraduate degree
-Hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
-Be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
-Be classed as overseas for fees purposes
-Not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
-Provide official transcripts at the time of application

Scholarship Open for International Students: All classed as overseas for fees purposes can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Recipient of this scholarship will be required to undertake an internship working within Global Student Support. The recipient will also be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of the course. Following graduation, recipients will also be expected to be an active member of the UWE Alumni Network by helping the University to promote its programmes to prospective students.

Number of award(s): 1 for September 2016 start

Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for one academic year.
What does it cover? Total offer is of 100% of tuition fees.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: September 2016 start applications can be made via a task in theWelcome website by 31 March 2016. Contactinternational-at-uwe.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 March 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application,Click Here.

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American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship for International Students (AU EGLS) 2016/2017

American University offers the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGLS) for International Undergraduate Students, USA.

Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered by the university

About Scholarship

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. Bringing together the best of AU — academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement — the AU Emerging Global Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision. The AU EGL is dedicated to positive civic and social change, and to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Scholarship Type: Undergraduate Scholarship in USA

Selection Criteria

The most competitive applicants should have:

1. A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10 percent of graduating class) for 9th-12th gradesA demonstrated commitment to service and advancing the needs of people in their home country
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with a minimum 90 TOEFL iBT (with no subscore lower than 20) or 6.5 IELTS (with no subscore lower than 6.0)
3. Demonstrated leadership, volunteerism and community service

Who is qualified to apply?

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must be secondary school students (not university students) applying as first-year (freshman) students for the fall (August) 2016 semester.

U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country are not eligible to apply.

Number of scholarship: One

What are the benefits?

The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room and board for one first-year (freshman) high-achieving international student

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

Eligible Countries: International students

To be taken at (Institution): American University USA

Application Deadline: priority deadline December 15, 2015, or by January 15, 2016 latest.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Students must apply Regular Decision only and must submit the AU EGLS application, the Common Application and AU Supplement, and all supporting documents by December 15, 2015.

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, simply complete the online application from the link below.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Sponsors

American University USA

Important Notes:

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 socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships in Canada for Developing Countries 2016

Trudeau Foundation offers Doctoral Scholarships for Canadian Citizens and Foreign Nationals (with preference to developing countries) to study Social Sciences and Humanities at Canadian Universities 2015/2016

Accepted Subject Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities related studies

About Scholarship

Each year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation rewards outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled or about to be enrolled in a social sciences and humanities program and who are doing research in areas related to the four themes of the foundation.

This award, the most prestigious of its type in Canada, has continuously attracted the very best scholars in the social sciences and humanities, individuals with a passion for public engagement and who are likely to become leading national and international figures.

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International Leader of Tomorrow Undergraduate Scholarships at UBC 2016/17

The University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada is offering need-based International Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships Award for Undergraduate Students 2016/2017

Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at the university

About Scholarship: The University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada International Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes international students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of endeavour such as the performing arts, sports, debating or creative writing, or external academic competitions and examinations.

A standard needs-assessment is made, based on financial information provided by students and their families.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not sure but been around since 2010

Scholarship Type: for Undergraduate degree

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

Award candidates must be nominated by the high school they are currently attending, recently graduated from, or the college/university they are transferring from.

To be considered for an International Leader of Tomorrow Award, students must:

1. be applying for their first undergraduate degreebe admissible to the first choice program they are applying to, including meeting UBC’s English Language Admission Standard.
2. have an excellent academic record (at least an “A” average or equivalent standard)be an international student, who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada, and who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian Study Permit (visa)demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent them from pursuing a UBC degree.
3. be entering a UBC undergraduate degree program from a recognized secondary school, college or other university.

Number of Scholarships: several

Value of Scholarship: costs of tuition, fees and living costs, minus the financial contribution the student and their family can make annually towards these costs

Duration of Scholarship: The International Leader of Tomorrow Award can be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study, or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the student achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to demonstrate financial need, and maintains their Canadian study permit (visa).

Eligible Countries: International students

To be taken at (country): University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada

Application Deadline: Nomination packages must be postmarked by December 10, 2015. Nominees must also complete the online application for academic admission to UBC byDecember 10, 2015 and meet the UBC English Language Admission Requirement by January 31, 2016.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Visit scholarship webpage for details

Sponsors: University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada

Important Notes: Although applicants to UBC can specify two program choices in their application for admission, an International Leader of Tomorrow Award nomination will be considered only in relation to the nominee’s first choice program. Early application is encouraged, to ensure an application decision can be made in time for nomination consideration.

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TU Delft Excellence Scholarships for International Applicants in Netherlands, 2016/17

TU Delft University of Technology is inviting applications for excellence scholarships for international applicants. Excellent international applicants admitted to one of TU Delft’s MSc programmes, with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80 percent or higher of the scale maximum in your bachelor’s degree from an internationally renowned university.

The application deadline is 1 December 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the TU Delft University of Technology.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing MSc programmes at TU Delft University of Technology.

Scholarship Provider: TU Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands.

Eligibility: Excellent international applicants admitted to one of TU Delft’s MSc programmes, with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80 percent or higher of the scale maximum in your bachelor’s degree from an internationally renowned university.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International Students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: TU Delft’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century by conducting ground-breaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value.

Research at TU Delft encompasses virtually the entire spectrum of engineering sciences and it is this breadth that forms the basis for TU Delft’s strong scientific profile. The research questions we tackle are strongly inspired by important future challenges facing society.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? Full scholarship (coverage of tuition fees, monthly allowance for living expenses and one-time payment travel expenses).
Selection criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on excellence.

Notification: Students who have been granted a scholarship will be informed by TU Delft per email by mid-March.
How to Apply: To be considered for these scholarships, your complete application for an MSc programme must be uploaded before 1 December of the preceding year. In addition to all the regular documents for a MSc programme application, you must also upload a Scholarship Application Form in which you make clear why you are applying for the scholarship of your choice. Only students meeting this deadline who have been (conditionally) admitted to one of the MSc programmes of TU Delft will be considered for these scholarships.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 December 2015.

To apply use this link/below.

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CIMI Doctoral Fellowships for French and Foreign Students, 2016/17

International Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CIMI) annually grants doctoral fellowships to French and foreign students.

CIMI offers a 3-year support grant for up to 6 students starting a PhD in one of the teams related to CIMI. PhD subjects with interactions between mathematics and computer science will be closely examined. The application deadline is 29th of February 2016.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in all research areas available at the Mathematics Institute of Toulouse (IMT) and the Institute for Research in Computer Science of Toulouse (IRIT).

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD degree at CIMI.
Scholarship Provider: International Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CIMI), France
Scholarship can be taken at: France

Eligibility: Those fellowships are open, on a competitive basis, to French and foreign students and awarded on the basis of the quality of the academic records. The research areas should be developed within the activities at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse (IMT) and the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). Phd subjects with interactions between mathematics and computer science will be closely examined.

Scholarship Open for International Students: These doctoral fellowships are available to both French and foreign students.

Scholarship Description: Every year CIMI offers a 3-year support grant for up to 6 students starting a PhD in one of the teams related to CIMI. Those fellowships are open, on a competitive basis, to French and foreign students and awarded on the basis of the quality of the academic records. The research areas should be developed within the activities at the Mathematics Institute of Toulouse (IMT) and the Institute for Research in Computer Science of Toulouse (IRIT). PhD subjects with interactions between mathematics and computer science will be closely examined.

Number of award(s): The fellowships are available for up to six students.

Duration of award(s): These doctoral fellowships are awarded for a period of three year.

Selection Criteria: The fellowship is awarded on the basis of the quality of the academic records.

How to Apply: The applications should be submitted online.

Online Application, Click Here.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 29th of February 2016. Recommendation letters may be uploaded up to February 7th 2016.

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South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Bursary Programme 2016

Submission of application forms for 2016 South African National Space Agency Bursary programme has commenced for all eligible and interested candidates. Application Deadline: October 30th 2015.

Do you have a dream of where you want to be? Are you focused on the end goal? Is further study an essential part of that dream and end goal?
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) could be the vehicle for your career-success.
SANSA invites prospective students to apply for its bursaries for study in the 2015 as well as 2016 academic year.
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Technology (DST). SANSA is looking for individuals who are achievement driven, passionate and distinctive by thinking and ready to accept new and greater challenges.

The SANSA bursary programme offers opportunities for students studying in a Space related field.

Specific Areas for which opportunities for students are available include but are not limited to:

Aeronautical Engineering (MTech/MSc/MEng/DTech/PhD)
Aerospace Engineering (MTech/MSc/MEng/DTech/PhD)
Climate Change (PhD/post-doctoral)
Earth Systems Sciences with Remote Sensing (Hons/MSc/PhD)
Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering (MTech/MSc/MEng/DTech/PhD)
Geomagnetically-induced currents to help mitigate against power failures (Hons/MSc/MPhil/PhD/post-doctoral)
Ionospheric structure and dynamics to improve satellite navigation (Hons, MSc or PhD)
Physics of Antarctic space weather (Hons/MSc/MPhil/PhD)
Mechanical Engineering (MTech/MSc/MEng/DTech/PhD)
Remote Sensing (Hons/MSc/PhD)
Software Engineering/ Computer Science/ Information Systems (Hons/MSc/PhD)
Software Systems Engineering (MTech/MSc/MEng/DTech/PhD)
Space Engineering (MTech/MSc/MEng/DTech/PhD)
Space Weather models for aviation and military communications (Hons/MSc/MPhil/PhD)
Systems Engineering (MTech/MSc/MEng/DTech/PhD)
Antenna and RF system Engineering

Requirements

Student should have obtained an aggregate of 65% from previous degree
Be a South African citizen (preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals)
Planning to enrol for Honours, Masters and DTech / PhD
Meet the minimum entry level requirements for acceptance to a South African University at the level for which the bursary is required.
Identify the general research area of their interest (specific projects will be tailored to each student)
Upload supporting documents:

Certified copy of your June results or progress report of all subjects (if no examinations were written) and project titles are compulsory for the application.
Certified copy of your South African ID or other form of identification.
Research proposal if MSc or PhD application (This does not have to be already approved by a University).
Testimonial.
Rules for uploading supporting documents:

Please ensure your documents are in an electronic format (as stipulated below) before starting the application process.
Files cannot be larger than 2MB (2048KB) each.
Only the following file types are allowed: pdf (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format file), doc (Word document file) or tif (image file).
How to Apply:

It is necessary to be a registered user before the bursary application form can be accessed. From the “Bursaries” menu, select “Login / Register“.
As a first time user, click on “Don’t have an account” and continue to register.
A returning applicant can login to proceed to the application form.
For Enquiries: grants@sansa.org.za

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Bursary Programme.

Apply For UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS) in UK, 2016/17

The UCL Overseas Research Scholarships is open to young students from Africa and other international communities who wish to embark on a research programme in the United Kingdom (UK) university (ies) in 2016/17 session.

University College London is offering approximately 40 overseas research scholarships for international students. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be holding or expecting to achieve at least an upper second-class Honors UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. The application deadline is 6 January 2016.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University College London.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research program at University College London.
Scholarship Provider: University College London, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants must be:
-in receipt of an offer of admission to, or currently registered at, UCL on a full- or part-time research degree programme and;
-liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate (Overseas fees status), and;
-holding or expecting to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
-While current students may apply, those entering their third year of research will normally only be considered for funding in exceptional circumstances.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS), aim to attract high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research. Approximately 40 UCL-ORS awards are available annually.

Number of award(s): Approximately 40 UCL-ORS awards are available annually.

Duration of award(s): Awards are tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1 to 5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal.

What does it cover? Awards consist of fee funding to cover the difference between Overseas and UK/EU tuition fees.
-UCL-ORS recipients who do not have any other fee funding will receive additional UCL funding to cover remaining tuition fees for the duration of the UCL-ORS award.
-The award does not cover the Additional Fee Element (AFE) of your programme (if applicable), unless you are also awarded a UCL GRS award.
-Awards are tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1 to 5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal.
-Where students are undertaking an integrated four-year doctoral programme the award will be extended to their final year of study.
-If granted, funding begins at the start of the next academic session.
-Applicants are advised to secure additional funding to cover living costs, which are estimated to be in the region of £13,000 per year. UCL-ORS awards may be held in conjunction with UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) and other non-fee awards (unless the fee award covers the Home/EU rate only).

Selection criteria: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account.

Notification: The selection panel meets in mid February and successful candidates can expect to be notified by Tuesday 23 February 2016 at the latest. If you do not hear from us by that date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

How to Apply: There is one common application procedure and form for a number of research student scholarship schemes. All applicants will be considered for a UCL GRS, and overseas fee payers will also be considered for the UCL ORS award and, if applicable, the UCL-CSC (China Scholarships Council) Scholarships. You only need to complete one application form to be considered for any of these funding schemes, provided you fulfill the relevant eligibility criteria.

UCL Research Scholarship Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 6 January 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application, Click Here

Apply For World Bank Group/Wharton Ideas for Action Competition (I4A) 2016

Application forms are out for this year’s World Bank Group/Wharton Ideas for Action Competition (I4A) focused on financing sustainable development for youth in Africa and beyond.

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2016

Ideas for Action is an ideas competition on financing for sustainable development for youth sponsored by the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center,Wharton School.

Today’s youth will be responsible for delivering the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire at the end of 2015. The SDGs will be more ambitious than the MDGs, covering a broad range of interconnected issues, from sustainable economic growth, to social issues, to global public goods. To realize this vision, a just-as-ambitious plan for financing and implementation is needed.

Youth engagement throughout the design and implementation process is critical for success. The Ideas for Action (I4A) competition engages young people around the world to encourage them to develop and share their ideas for financing solutions to deliver the post-2015 development agenda.

Submission Requirements
Submissions that do not meet the format requirements listed below will be disqualified.

Format:

Proposals should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words, with proper citations and references. The word count does not include the appendix, footnotes/citations, or any charts/graphs. Teams should use the template at the end of this document and include a 200-word abstract summarizing the key points of the proposal.
The submission must be in Times New Roman, 12 pt font.
All appropriate information must be cited.
The submission should be sent in PDF or Microsoft Word format in English

Solution Areas:

The expectation for teams is to focus on one of the issues below and develop a creative yet
realistic and implementable solution that will increase the financing available and/or improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing funds. Another possibility is to select more than one issue, and develop a solution that is based on blended sources of finance
Domestic Resource Mobilization: improving the ability of countries to collect and
direct public resources generated from taxes and/or improve efficiency of public
spending.
Better and Smarter Aid: improving how aid is structured and disbursed in light of a
rapidly changing donor environment.
International Private Finance: improving business environments to attract investment.
Domestic Private Sector: mobilizing domestic private capital
Business and Development Innovations: improving business environments in developing economies via innovative private/public partnership models.

Awards
Winners of the competition will be given an opportunity to influence the post-2015 financing discussions and its implementation, including:
Present winning proposal at the IMF/World Bank Spring and/or Annual Meetings in April and October 2016, respectively.
Engagement with experts from development organizations, academia, and business on finance for development post-2015.
Participation in a boot camp, where the winners will visit a company, organization or university to take part in specific project implementation and get hands on experience.
Participation in the Wharton School Knowledge Exchange Activities and Global Classroom.

Timeline:
Informational session: January 8, 2016; 2:00–3:00 PM EST at World Bank Headquarters. The session can also be accessed online. Details will be sent out through the distribution list.
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2016
Announcement of submissions selected for final round: February 22, 2016*
Deadline for final submissions (incl. comments received, if applicable): March 20, 2016
Announcement of winner(s): April 5, 2016

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Ideas for Action (I4A) Competition 2016.

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition for Young Writers 2016/17

Submission Deadline: 1st May 2016

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2016 is now open for entries; submissions can be made until 1st May 2016.

This year’s theme invites young people to think about whether or not it is possible to be living responsibly and tolerantly in an increasingly interconnected Commonwealth.
Through the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, the Royal Commonwealth Society provides an opportunity for young people to share their stories and have their voices heard.
The overarching theme for 2016 is ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, which is also the 2016 Commonwealth Year theme, and a topical theme for today’s youth. Both Senior and Junior topics give young people the opportunity to think about aspects of the theme such as: the significance of community; the importance of diversity and difference; the question of belonging; the values of tolerance, respect and understanding; and the sense of shared responsibility that exists within the Commonwealth today.

The topics are a chance to develop critical thinking and to express views in a creative manner.

JUNIOR CATEGORY
Born after 1st May 2002 (under 14 years)
1 Imagine inviting a stranger to your country. How would you welcome them?
2 My ideal community.
3 Are we really so different?
4 Tales of an ‘insider/outsider’.

SENIOR CATEGORY
Born between 2nd May 1997 and 1st May 2002 (14-18 years)
1 Let them in.
2 How can you balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the crowd?
3 The wealth we have in common.
4 Is it possible to have an inclusive and tolerant society?

Submission Requirements:

The Competition is open to nationals or residents of all Commonwealth countries and territories.
Entrants must select a Senior or Junior topic depending on their age on 1st May 2016.
Only one essay per entrant is allowed.
Entries must be written in English.
The maximum word counts are 1500 words for Senior entries and 750 words for Junior entries. These word limits apply to all topics and all formats (essay, poem, letter, etc). Exceeding the word count will result in automatic disqualification.
Plagiarism: Every year a number of students are disqualified because they are suspected of plagiarism.
The final copy submitted for the competition MUST be the entrant’s own work, and cannot be unduly corrected or improved by another person.
Essays can only be uploaded in either word doc. or pdf format.
Prize:

Prizes have traditionally been awarded only to the first prize winners in the Senior and Junior categories and also vary year by year. This means RCS is not able to confirm what the prizes will be until after the winners are announced in September 2016.
Past prizes have included certificates, resources for winner’s school, visits to Cambridge University, a trip to London and a week of activities, work experience at international organisations, and having your entry featured in worldwide media.
E-Mail:competitions@thercs.org

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

Apply: University of Ghana WACCBIP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, 2016/17

Applications are invited for University of Ghana WACCBIP New Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for the year 2016. Applicants must be an African who received his/her PhD degree within the last three years and interested in developing a research career in the biosciences in Africa. The successful post doctoral fellow will be supported with up to $150,000 to cover a monthly salary, Research supplies and reagents, conference grant and Other related costs. The application deadline is 30th November 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded to promote the development of leadership skills and networking with other scientists in Africa. Research themes: Human genetics, Disease pathogenesis and immunity, Pathogen genomics/Bioinformatics, Host-pathogen interactions, Diagnostics, Molecular epidemiology, Target discovery for drug and vaccine development.
Course Level: Fellowship is awarded to pursue postdoctoral programme.
Scholarship Provider: Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, and has several regional and international partner institutions.
Scholarship can be taken at: Africa (Ghana, Mali, The Gambia, and Kenya)

Eligibility: To apply for this fellowship, you must:
-Be an African who receivedhis/her PhD degree within the last three years and interested in developing a research career in the biosciences in Africa.
-Develop a comprehensive postdoctoral research proposal that can be completed within 2-3years.
-Be highly motivated individual interested in developing novel research directions.
-Work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics.
-Be interested in workingon one of the following priority disease areas and research themes:
-Priority Disease
-Non-communicable diseases, Sickle Cell Anemia, Diabetes, Cancers, Stroke, Chronic Kidney disease, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Infectious diseases, Protozoan pathogens – Malaria, Trypanosomiasis, Fungal pathogens – Cryptococcosis, Candidiasis, Helminths – Schistosomiasis, Onchocerciasis, Soil-transmitted helminthes, Mycobacteria – Tuberculosis, Buruli ulcer, Other Bacterial Pathogens –Gastro-intestinal and blood infections, Viruses – HIV/AIDS, Ebola (EBVD), rotaviral infections, Influenza, Dengue fever.
Scholarship Open for International Students: African scientists are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

Scholarship Description: The WACCBIP-Wellcome Trust DELTAS programme is seeking young African scientists to work as postdoctoral fellows in an environment that promotes the development of leadership skills and networking with other scientists in Africa. As a new centre of excellence for biomedical research, WACCBIP will generate tremendous research activities through the various graduate training programmes. The centre and its partners will therefore, provide a well-resourced research environment to promote the research careers of newly graduated PhDs. WACCBIP is co-hosted by the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, and has several regional and international partner institutions.
What does it cover? The successful post doctoral fellow will be supported with up to $150,000 to cover:
– A monthly salary
– Research supplies and reagents
– Conference grant
– Other related costs.

How to Apply: Please send copies of the following required documents to waccbipleader-at-ug.edu.gh or waccbip-at-gmail.com
-Application Form
-Full CV
-Letter Of Intent (Describing their Academic and Research Background)
-Full Research Project Proposal with Budget (Max 12 Pages, Excluding References)
-PhD Certificate.

Application Form, Click Here

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30th November 2015.
Further Official Scholarship Information and Application, Click Here

Apply For National Health Scholars Programme (NHSP) PhD Scholarships, 2016

Applications are invited for National Health Scholars Programme (NHSP) PhD Scholarships for doctoral research to be conducted in South Africa or abroad. This programme is aimed at postgraduate students i.e. to study towards PhD as well as academic staff members in Faculties of Health Sciences, Research Councils, Government Departments and other organisations who wish to commence or complete PhD training on a full-time basis. The scholarship will be awarded for a period ranging from one to four years as a tax free scholarship for full-time study in a chosen field. The closing date for applications is 30 October 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in various fields / professions of health including e.g. Medical Practioners, Medical Scientist, Psychologist, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacist, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapists, Public Health, Oral Health, Optometrist, Audiologist Biomedical Engineer, Dental Practioner, Dietitians and Social Sciences.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for doctoral research to be conducted in South Africa or abroad.
Scholarship Provider: National Health Research Committee (NHRC), the Public Health Enhancement Fund (PHEF) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa or abroad

Eligibility: Requirements for application:
-South African citizenship/permanent residence.
-A Master’s degree or equivalent.
-A full-developed research proposal for a PhD.
-Current or proposed registration at the university in which the degree will be awarded.
-An experienced supervisor who is willing to host the student for the duration of training.
-Availability of funding and appropriate facilities for the research project.

Scholarship Open for International Students: South African citizenship/permanent residence can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Recommendations contained in the 2011 National Health Research Summit Report to build human resources for health research through a large-scale PhD programme for all health professional categories with degree-based qualifications remain important to the SAMRC. The objective, crafted by the National Health Research Committee (NHRC), to fund the education and training of 1000 PhDs in health sciences over the next 10 years remains firmly in focus and well within reach. There now exists evidence that during the past three years, much headway is being made towards this goal. It is further evidence that the partnership between the NHRC, PHEF and the SAMRC is alive and delivering on the mandate. A further, fresh injection of budget by the PHEF to fund PhD Scholarships in 2016 for doctoral research to be conducted in South Africa or abroad has recently been made available.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The scholarship will be awarded for a period ranging from one to four years as a tax free scholarship for full-time study in a chosen field. Renewal of funding after year 1 will depend on academic performance.

What does it cover? This is a tax free scholarship that is equivalent to the after tax level of pay of the applicant in terms of the public service professional scales applicable to the qualification(s) of the candidate (excluding overtime pay). The level of funding is equivalent to the after-tax take-home pay of the applicant, based on the salary scales of the relevant post (or equivalent) at the Department of Health. The scholarship value may be reviewed annually in line with Public Service regulations depending on availability of funds.

Selection Criteria: Scholarship is awarded on the following criteria:
-Suitability of the candidate
-Quality of the science
-Track record of supervisor
-Research environment

Notification: The announcement of scholarship holders will be made by the end of December 2015.

How to Apply: Please submit applications to Mr Thobile Mabuya at thobile.mabuya-at-mrc.ac.za.

Application Form, Click Here

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for applications is 30 October 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application, Click Here

2015/16 Olam International Africa Graduate Scholarship for Change Catalysts in Africa

Application Deadline: Varying

Olam scholarships: creating a generation of change catalysts for Sub Saharan Africa

Olam International is a global agri-business listed and headquartered in Singapore, growing, sourcing and processing food ingredients and industrial raw materials such as coffee, cocoa, cashew and cotton for over 13,800 customers, including Nestle, Unilever and Mars.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Olam has launched a postgraduate scholarship programme for nationals of Sub-Saharan Africa committed to catalysing change in their home country during their career. The four internationally acclaimed universities are: Harvard Business School, The London School of Economics and Political Science, INSEAD Business School and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

The OLAM Scholarship programme is aimed at fostering business management, leadership and governance across the continent by supporting aspiring and capable students to pursue higher education in an esteemed international institution. Through the scholarships and Olam mentoring, olam hopes to play its part in creating a generation of leaders who will contribute towards economic transformation, provide good governance, and act as change agents in their home country.

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates must be nationals of Sub-Saharan Africa regardless of their current country of residence, and will need to demonstrate: academic achievement and promise; teamwork as well as personal ownership to deliver; leadership potential and entrepreneurial spirit; and a commitment to contributing to their country or region at the end of the course.
All applications will be assessed on merit by the individual partner universities.

Application:

The programme will award up to ten scholarships each year to postgraduate students wishing to complete further study in:

development economics at The London School of Economics and Political Science
business management at Harvard or INSEAD Business School
and public policy and administration at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

How to Apply:

Details for each scholarship and deadlines for the application process can be found by clicking through to the respective university web links above.

Please note that candidates cannot apply through Olam. All applications must be made via the standard scholarship programme hosted by the universities.

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 Olam Postgraduate Scholarship Programme.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Master Programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2016/17

Applications are invited for Erasmus Mundus scholarships to undertake master degree programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

AstroMundus students carry out their master studies in at least 2 and up to 4 of the partner Universities (University of Innsbruck, Austria, University of Padova and University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy, University of Goettingen, Germany and University of Belgrade, Serbia). Students who successfully complete the requirements of the programme will be awarded a Joint Master Degree by the Consortium universities where they accomplished the various parts of their Master studies. In addition they will receive a Diploma Supplement.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all branches of Astrophysics, as insured by the wide variety of expertise in the field covered by this international partnership. The main topics covered by the Master programme are: Galactic Astrophysics (the Sun and the Solar system, the Milky Way, stellar astrophysics and evolution, the interstellar medium), Solar Astrophysics and Space Weather, Extrasolar planets, Extragalactic Astrophysics (galaxies, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, intra-cluster medium, star formation), Active Galactic Nuclei (including accretion theory, relativistic jets, modelling), Cosmology (including observational cosmology, galaxy surveys, gravitational lensing, very early universe), Particle Cosmology, Astroparticle Physics, Gravitational waves, Observational astrophysics from the ground and from space and Computational astrophysics (N-body simulations, magneto-hydrodynamic simulations).

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s study in at least 2 and up to 4 of the partner Universities (University of Innsbruck, Austria, University of Padova and University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy, University of Goettingen, Germany and University of Belgrade, Serbia).
Scholarship Provider: This project has been funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus Programme.
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria, Italy, Germany and Serbia

Eligibility: The “Astrophysics” Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is open to students of all nationalities that fulfill these minimum requirements:
-Hold a Bachelor degree in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Mathematics (or a recognized Degree that certifies an equivalent amount of learning in the same field, quantified as 3 years of previous studies corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System) or expect to obtain it latest by August of the starting year of the Masters Course (i.e. by August 2015 for the course starting in September 2015);
-Have a good and certified knowledge of the English language (the certification is not necessary for native speakers). Check the list of accepted tests and scores (see: How to apply).
-All students that come from a country of the European Union or an EEA-EFTA State (Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein), students coming from Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey, or students that either are residents or have carried out their main activity (study, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years (as of the application deadline) in one of these countries (“12-months-rule”) can apply for a scholarship in the category “Programme Country” (i.e. European students, old Category B). All other students, including students coming from Switzerland and Western Balkan Countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244-99, Montenegro and Serbia) can apply for a scholarship in the category “Partner Country students” (i.e. old Third Country/Category A). Students who fulfill the requirements of both categories (e.g. students with a double nationality) must select one of the two categories for the scholarship application!
The “Astrophysics” Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programme can invite Partner-Country and Programme-Country (see definition above) academics to apply for an Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus scholarship to carry out activities of teaching and/or research at any of our five Consortium Universities in the framework of the AstroMundus Masters Course for short periods that range from a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 3 months. The minimum requirements for eligibility are:
-Holding a PhD or equivalent
-Having a long-standing experience of teaching at graduate level
-Having an excellent knowledge of English, which is the official language of the Masters Course.

Scholarship Open for International Students: These scholarships are open to the students of all nationalities.

Scholarship Description: AstroMundus is a two-year Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics. This Course is based on the expertise of the Universities of Innsbruck, Padova, Roma, and Göttingen, and the University of Belgrade as a Partner-Country member of the Consortium. The programme further benefits from the participation of the associated partners: Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade, INAF-Astronomical Observatories of Padova and Roma, INFN-Gran Sasso Science Institute (L’Aquila), and Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (Göttingen). The main objectives of the Master are initiation in scientific research and applied training in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Emphasis is put on the application of modern techniques both in the observational and theoretical/computational domain. The various specialities of the partner institutions result in an increased offer of pathways for the students: Theoretical Astrophysics, Models, Simulations and Computation, as well as Observational Astrophysics based on data from the ground and from space and on the exploitation of modern data archives.
Number of award(s): A limited number of Erasmus+:EMJMD scholarships and AstroMundus Consortium scholarships are available both for non-European and European students.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded for the duration of two years.

What does it cover? There are two categories of scholarships:

“Partner Country” student category (equivalent to the old “Third Country” student / Category A): Scholarships in this category are co-funded by the EU through the Erasmus+ programme and cover:
-the registration fees, including a full insurance package;
-a contribution to travel and installation costs that amounts to 2000 EUR per year + 1000 EUR (i.e. 5000 EUR in total) for students resident of a Partner Country located at less than 4000 km from the location of the course coordinating institution (for AstroMundus this is Innsbruck, Austria) or 3000 EUR per year + 1000 EUR (i.e. 7000 EUR in total) for students resident of a Partner Country located at 4000 km or more from the location of the course coordinating institution (for AstroMundus this is Innsbruck, Austria);
-a contribution to subsistence costs of 1000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the Masters course (24 months) excluding periods of study spent in the student’s country of residence or in any other Partner Country.
“Programme Country” student category (equivalent to the old “European Country” student / Category B): A limited number of scholarships in this category will be funded by the AstroMundus Consortium and cover:
-the registration fees, including a full insurance package;
-a contribution to subsistence costs of 500 EUR per month for the entire duration of the Masters course (24 months).
-a contribution to travel and installation costs that may be additionally awarded, subject to availability of funds.
In addition to the above two categories, a limited number of partial scholarships (e.g. fee waivers, free meals and lodging during some semesters) will be available.

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Selection Criteria: The admission to the masters course and assignment of scholarships are based on excellence. In particular during the selection process the following points will be carefully considered by the nominated Selection Committee:
-full academic background incorporating the list of courses followed
-testified examination marks/obtained grades
-language skills
-individual content in the letter of motivation
-relevant (astronomy/astrophysics related) extracurricular activities
-content of the reference letters

Notification: Students will be notified about the results of the selection process and the award of scholarships by mid-April, 2016.

How to Apply: Applications in electronic form can be submitted at any time by both non-European and European academics. Together with the completed Application Form, applicants should submit the following documents in English language:
-a detailed and up-to-date CV
-a list of publications
-a record of the teaching experience at graduate level
-a document certifying English language ability (if not obvious from the CV)
-a scanned copy of the passport.

Application Form, Click Here.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications for the course starting in September 2016 should be submitted no later than November 30th, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application, Click Here.

Apply: Vanderbilt International Summer Research Program for study in the USA, 2016/17

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016.

The Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy was created for international students looking to gain biomedical research experience at a top-tier US research institution.

Participants in the Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy conduct a biomedical research project under the supervision of a Vanderbilt faculty scientist.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants cannot be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Applicants should have a strong desire to pursue an advanced (PhD) degree in the biological or biomedical sciences and should be highly motivated to learn.
Applicants should have completed at least 2 years of university studies, achieving high grades. It is anticipated that most VISRA students will currently be enrolled in a University outside of the United States and will have recently completed their second or third year of studies.

Most of the applicants will come from the sciences or medicine. While all international students are welcome to apply, preference will be given to students who are currently outside of the United States.

Applicants should have excellent English language skills. While your English may improve at the Academy, this is not an opportunity to study English.

Worth:

Vanderbilt University will pay for Summer Research Academy participants. This includes:

Round-trip airplane ticket.
Transportation to and from the Nashville airport.
Housing
A stipend of $3,000.00 to help you pay other expenses (meals, local transportation, etc.) during VISRA.
Health insurance as required to meet US immigration regulations.
Application:

The application period for 2016 June-July VISRA will run from October 1, 2015 until January 15, 2016. No applications submitted after January 15 will be considered.

For questions regarding the application process, contact (615) 343-1518 or leslie.pitman@vanderbilt.edu.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Vanderbilt International Summer Research Program.

Apply: For Nordita Visiting PhD Student Fellowship in Sweden, 2016/17

Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics is a PhD student fellowship for visits during 2016. The program, which is primarily intended for PhD students in the Nordic countries, offers selected students the opportunity to spend time at Nordita. Fellowship will be awarded for a period of one to three months, providing accommodation and travel to and from Stockholm, but no salary or per diem. The application deadline is 15 November 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in all research areas available at Nordita and Stockholm area universities.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for PhD students to spend time at Nordita. The visiting PhD fellows may also be interested in taking PhD-level courses offered at Stockholm area universities.
Scholarship Provider: Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita), Sweden
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden

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Eligibility: The program, which is primarily intended for PhD students in the Nordic countries, offers selected students the opportunity to spend time at Nordita and take advantage of the research environment and ongoing scientific activities at the institute and the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm. Priority will be given to applicants who are registered PhD students in theoretical physics or a related subject at a university in the Nordic countries at the time of the fellowship visit to Nordita, but students from other countries will also be considered.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The fellowship is available for the students of all countries but, preference will be given to Nordic countries students.

Scholarship Description: The visiting PhD student program at Nordita is open for applications for visits during 2016. The program, which is primarily intended for PhD students in the Nordic countries, offers selected students the opportunity to spend time at Nordita and take advantage of the research environment and ongoing scientific activities at the institute and the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm. This can, in particular, include collaboration on research projects with Nordita academic staff and participation in Nordita Scientific Programs in areas of interest for the students. Visiting PhD fellows may also be interested in taking PhD-level courses offered at Stockholm area universities.

Number of award(s): There is a PhD student fellowship available for visits during 2016.

Duration of award(s): A visiting PhD Fellowship will be awarded for a period of one to three months.

What does it cover? The fellowship provides accommodation and travel to and from Stockholm, but no salary or per diem.

Selection Criteria: Priority will be given to applicants who are registered PhD students in theoretical physics or a related subject at a university in the Nordic countries at the time of the fellowship visit to Nordita.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Only on-line applications will be considered. To work at Nordita as a visiting PhD student you need to select a Nordita faculty member as a host. Please contact your host before you submit your application and discuss your application with your host. This would increase the chance of an application becoming successful.

[Online Application]

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 November 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application.

PhD Scholarships for Chemistry/Engineering/Materials Science Students in UK, 2016/17

Swansea University is inviting applications for chemistry/engineering/materials science: fully-funded PhD studentship. Candidates should have a first class or upper second class honours degree in engineering, mathematics, materials science or chemistry. The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,562 p.a.

These positions are open to all, but please note that only UK/EU tuition fees will be covered by the scholarship. International students are welcome to apply, but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU fee level and the international fee level.

The application deadline is 30 November 2015.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is provided in Chemistry/Engineering/Materials Science (Novel Sorbent Materials for Carbon Dioxide Capture) at Swansea University.
Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at Swansea University.
Scholarship Provider: Swansea University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:-Candidates should have a first class or upper second class honours degree in engineering, mathematics, materials science or chemistry.
-This position is open to all, but please note that only UK/EU tuition fees will be covered by the scholarship. International students are welcome to apply, but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU fee level and the international fee level.

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Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and International students can apply for the studentship.
Scholarship Description: Swansea University’s College of Engineering, in association with Sêr Cymru, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship. Carbon dioxide is considered as one of the leading causes of climate change. CO2 sequestration (capture and storage) and utilisation (conversion to value added products) are technologies developed and employed to protect the environment from CO2 emissions. Within these technologies, our group has been specialising in developing advanced CO2 capture materials such as cross-linked polymer-based sorbents. Throughout the project, the successful candidate will work at the design, preparation, characterization and application of new materials for CO2 capture for clean energy production. The successful student will particularly concentrate on novel solid sorbent materials with improved CO2 capture capacity, selectivity, regeneration energy efficiency and recyclability. This scholarship is funded by Sêr Cymru. The successful candidate will commence their PhD in January 2016.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,562 p.a. These positions are open to all, but please note that only UK/EU tuition fees will be covered by the scholarship. International students are welcome to apply, but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU fee level and the international fee level.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 November 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application.

Apply: UCL Graduate Research Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2016/17

Applications are invited for UCL graduate research scholarships available to prospective and current UCL research students from any country. Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded to start or continue to study a research programme at UCL.

Applicants must be holding or expecting to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification is eligible to apply. The scholarships consist of fees equivalent to the standard postgraduate UK/EU rate (2015/16: £4,635) plus a maintenance stipend (2015/16: £16,057) for full-time study (benefits are calculated ‘pro rata’ for part-time students). The application deadline is 6 January 2016.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects available at the University College London.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to start or continue to study a research programme at University College London.
Scholarship Provider: University College London (UCL), UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants must be:
-in receipt of an offer of admission to or currently registered at UCL on a full- or part-time research degree programme, and;
-holding or expecting to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
-While current students may apply, those entering their third year of research will normally only be considered for funding in exceptional circumstances.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from any country can apply for these UCL graduate research scholarships.

Scholarship Description: UCL Graduate Research Scholarships aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL. Up to 20 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country.

Number of award(s): Up to 20 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) are available annually.

Duration of award(s): Awards are normally tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time research degree programme (or years 1-5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal. Where students are undertaking integrated four-year doctoral programmes the award will be extended to the final year of study. If granted, funding begins at the start of the next academic session.

What does it cover? The scholarships consist of fees equivalent to the standard postgraduate UK/EU rate (2015/16: £4,635) plus a maintenance stipend (2015/16: £16,057) for full-time study (benefits are calculated ‘pro rata’ for part-time students). The scholarship also includes additional research costs at a level up to £1,000 per year for the stated duration of the programme.

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Selection Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account.

Notification: The selection panel meets in February and successful candidates can expect to be notified by Tuesday, 23 February 2016 at the latest. If you do not hear by that date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

How to Apply: There is one common application procedure and form for a number of research student scholarship schemes. Applicants will be considered for a UCL GRS, and overseas fee payers will also be considered for the UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) and, if applicable, the UCL-CSC (China Scholarships Council) Scholarships. You only need to complete one application form to be considered for any of these funding schemes, provided you fulfil the relevant eligibility criteria. Eligible candidates must complete the UCL Research Scholarship Application Form, and submit it – along with supporting documents specified in the form, including references. All applications should be sent to the relevant academic department/institute/division/unit.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 6 January 2016. Please be aware that some academic departments set their own deadlines which may be earlier than this date, so make sure you check with them directly.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application.

Apply For University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship for International Students, 2016

Applications are inviting applications for University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship for International Students. Scholarship are available for both domestic and international students to pursue doctoral degree program. The tenure of the scholarship is Up to 36 months which include Up to $27,000 plus compulsory fees.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is for any of the program offered by the university.
Course Level: The scholarship is for Doctoral degree program.
Scholarship Provider: University of Auckland, New Zealand
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility: All domestic applicants who obtained a grade point average of 8.00 or above in their most recent qualifying programme at a New Zealand university will be awarded a scholarship. All M?ori or domestic Pacific applicants who obtained a grade point average of 7.50 or above in their qualifying programme at a New Zealand university will be awarded a scholarship. International applicants with a high grade point equivalent will be considered for a scholarship on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with a grade point average or equivalent of 7.00 to 7.99 will be assessed in light of a range of strategic factors. Applicants with a grade point average or equivalent of less than 7.00 are not eligible for consideration for a scholarship.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The scholarship is open for both domestic and international students.

Scholarship Description: These Scholarships were established in 1996 and revised in 2016. The intention of the scholarships is to encourage and support academically excellent domestic and international students, who are paying domestic fees, to undertake doctoral study at the University of Auckland. Students will be assessed for scholarship eligibility at the time of application to the doctoral programme.

Number of award(s): The number of awards varies.

Duration of award(s): The tenure of the scholarship is Up to 36 months

What does it cover? The scholarship include award Up to $27,000 plus compulsory fees

Selection criteria: The Scholarships will be available to students enrolled full-time at the University of Auckland who have paid the fees or have arranged to pay the fees, for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Clinical Psychology or the research component of another approved doctorate. The scholarships may also be available to domestic students for whom socially compelling reasons make part-time enrolment preferable

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Students will be assessed for scholarship eligibility at the time of application to the doctoral programme.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact employer

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application, visit this link