€25,000 Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) for Int’l Students – Click Here Now!

Description: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands is offering the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) for 15 International students to study for Masters degree. Apply to the science faculty of University of Amsterdam now.

Selection Criteria: Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field, as evidenced by:

  • the candidate’s academic record. Students from any discipline belonging to the top 10% of graduates from their class can apply;
  • the academic quality of the educational institute where the undergraduate (or graduate) programme has been obtained;
  • a letter of recommendation by a dean, teacher or academic supervisor;
  • the quality of the letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate explains the reasons for choosing the specific Master’s programme (broader context, relevance for future career);
  • a description of extracurricular activities such as participation in student committees, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work;
  • proof of English proficiency (IELS/TOEFL) :TOEFL (internet-based) –  overall score of 100 (with a minimum score of 22 in each of the different components), IELTS (academic) – overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components);
  • the quality of the application as a whole (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

Eligibility: Students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply. Candidates wishing to apply for an AES scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under studiefinanciering,the Dutch system of study grants and loans. The scholarship office should be notified as soon as possible of any change in nationality, type of residence permit, and/or possiblestudiefinanciering support throughout the academic year.
  • Be (provisionally) admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree programme at the University of Amsterdam which is registered in the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes (CROHO). You can apply for the Master’s programme and the AES scholarship simultaneously. Your Master’s application will be assessed before the AES deadline. In your application, clearly indicate that you are applying for the AES scholarship.
  • Be (provisionally) admitted to a Master’s programme at the UvA for the first time. An AES will not be awarded to candidates who are admitted for a second Master’s programme at the UvA.
  • Be able to comply with Dutch visa regulations as indicated by the Dutch Immigration Service (IND).
  • Be enrolled at the UvA as a full-time student for the academic year and the programme for which the scholarship is awarded. Scholarship continuation is not guaranteed when a candidate changes his or her Master’s programme.
  • The candidate should not receive another scholarship for the same period of study as the AES. Notify the UvA if you have been awarded and accepted another scholarship.

Value of Scholarship Award: Full scholarship of €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses for one academic year. Scholarship recipients become part of a select community, taking part, for example, in extracurricular activities developed specially for them.

Duration of Scholarship: Students who receive the AES for a two-year Master’s programme will be evaluated after one year of study. The scholarship will only be continued for the second year if the AES student has completed all courses of the first year on time and with a grade point average of 8.0.

Eligible Countries: International students

Scholarship will be taken at (country): University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

How to Apply: Applications for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) are made through the admissions office of the faculties and graduate schools. As long as you meet all the requirements, you can apply for the AES at the same time as you register for your programme.

Apply for the Faculty of Science Scholarship

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Application Deadline: The Science Faculty Scholarships is the only ongoing programme for now and will run from 15th August to 15th January 2017

The AES application periods for other faculties open on 1st November 2016 and close 15th January 2017 (annual).

Scholarships for African Students at SOAS University of London, 2016/17

SOAS, University of London is inviting applications for Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust scholarships for African students.  Scholarships are provided in the field of African Studies, International Studies and Diplomacy and Social Anthropology of Development.

The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Students offered a Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2017/18 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.

SOAS, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the University of London.

Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2017.  If their offer is conditional on English, please arrange their English test and ensure they meet the English requirement as soon as possible.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters (MA) degree level at SOAS, University of London.

Study Subject: Scholarships are provided in the field of African Studies, International Studies and Diplomacy and Social Anthropology of Development.

Scholarship Award: Each Ferguson Scholarship is valued at £25,000 in total and lasts for one year. The scholarships can be used for fees and the remainder towards maintenance. The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Applicants should:

  • Be nationals of and resident in an African country
  • Hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level
  • Hold an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible programmes by the scholarship deadline.  Priority may be given to applicants with unconditional offers.  If your offer is conditional, please ensure you meet the conditions as soon as possible.
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2017.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible.

Nationality: Students of Africa can apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2017.  If their offer is conditional on English, please arrange their English test and ensure they meet the English requirement as soon as possible.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants must submit a complete on-line application for admission.
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue a full-time masters programme at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two references, CV and a personal statement.  The panel will be considering your scholarship application together with your on-line application for admission.  Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of the year.  Applicants should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.
  • It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks before the scholarship deadline (that is, by 11 January 2017).
  • They must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form, which will be available here on 24 January 2017.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 22 February 2017.

University of Nottingham International Scholarships in Engineering in UK, 2017

The University of Nottingham is inviting applications for International Undergraduate Scholarships. These are awarded for pursuing undergraduate honors degree programme within the Faculty of Engineering.

University aims to develop graduates who have a thorough grounding in their subject of study, have a critical approach to knowledge, can study independently, and have the skills and attributes to be successful in employment.

The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK’s top 10 and the world’s top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the Times Higher Education-QS and was described by The Times as Britain’s “only truly global university”.

EU and International students whose first language is not English are required to have an appropriate grade/score in an approved examination in English language (such as IELTS) Academic) before they can register on an academic programme.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of engineering.

Scholarship Award: If applicants receive the award in their first year (2017), they may also be awarded £1,000 in their second, third and fourth years. This is conditional based on you passing the previous year with an overall average of 70% or above, and having a satisfactory attendance during the previous year as determined by the head of their department.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility:

  • Only available to students who make the University their first (firm) choice within the UCAS application process for 2017 entry.
  • Students progressing from the foundation year in 2017 are eligible for this scholarship. Students deferring their entry to 2018 will be eligible for the 2018 scholarship (terms may be different from those in 2017).
  • Students registering on degree programmes offered jointly with schools or departments outside the Faculty of Engineering are not eligible.
  • Students progressing from The University of Nottingham China or Malaysia Campuses to commence their studies in the UK are not eligible.
  • This scholarship is not available to students applying for the following courses: BArch, DipArch and MEng Architecture and Environmental Design.
  • This scholarship is open to all students with overseas fee status, regardless of nationality.

Nationality: International students can apply for International Undergraduate Scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The University minimum for entry is normally grades BBC at A-level or equivalent (BCC for foundation programmes) although most courses require higher grades for entry. Schools can insist on a particular level of performance in a subject at GCSE, A Level or other examinations, including English language qualifications. Where particular subjects will not be considered, these should be specified eg General Studies.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: EU and International students whose first language is not English are required to have an appropriate grade/score in an approved examination in English language (such as IELTS) Academic) before they can register on an academic programme.

How to Apply: To qualify for the scholarship, applicants will need to have applied through UCAS and made The University of Nottingham your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 January 2017.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

International Presidential Scholarships at University of Maine in USA, 2017

The University of Maine is offering a limited number of International Presidential Scholarships. These scholarships are available for outstanding students to pursue an undergraduate degree program.

The University of Maine is a public research university located in Orono, Maine, United States. The university was established in 1865 as a land grant college and is the flagship university of the University of Maine System.

All applicants are required to submit a language proficiency: TOEFL: minimum score of 79 (iBT) or 550 (iTP), institution code 3916 and IELTS: minimum score of 6.5.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must furnish proof of their proficiency in English. There are two major tests for this purpose, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and tests from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate program.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: Each scholarship is valued at $25,000 per academic year. For students receiving the Undergraduate Canadian Resident tuition rate, the scholarship will be prorated to $15,000.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: Scholarships are primarily limited to first-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate foreign nationals who qualify for the F-1 or J-1 student visa. Recipients of the award will be required to maintain their status as full-time students at the University of Maine. For students receiving the Undergraduate Canadian Resident tuition rate, the scholarship will be prorated to $15,000.

Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Students must maintain full-time enrollment and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.00 in order for the scholarship to be renewed.

Test Requirement: University requires Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. They do not have a fixed minimum score for admittance, however, the average GRE scores are Verbal = 162; Quantitative = 159.

English Language Requirement: All applicants are required to submit a language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 79 (iBT) or 550 (iTP), institution code 3916
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
  • CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: completed level C1.
  • Waived language test if:
    Native speaker of English (e.g., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, U.K.)
    SAT Verbal score is 550 or higher
    ACT English score is 24 or higher
    High school transcript clearly states that English is the language of instruction of all subjects
    Student studying in the U.S. or Canada for two or more years and not in an ESL track
    The student has successfully passed an English Composition course at a U.S. institution with a grade of C or higher, even if the student has not studied in the U.S. for two or more years.

How to Apply: To be considered for the International Presidential Scholarship, applicants must complete a University of Maine admission application and submit an International Presidential Scholarship Application application by February 1 each year for a fall-semester start.

Application Deadline: To be considered, applicants must have a completed University of Maine application and a completed International Presidential Scholarship application on file by February 1.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

Ireland Government Scholarship for African Students 2016/17 – Apply Here!

Each year Government of Ireland offers postgraduate scholarships for Africans and international scholars.

Brief Description: The assessment process for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2016 has now been completed. As per our previous notification, the Round 2 (final) outcome for STEM applications will be communicated to applicants next week (week commencing 18 July 2016).

The Council will issue contract letters and award acceptance forms via email to successful AHSS and STEM applicants during the week beginning 25 July. Acceptance forms should be returned in hard copy to the Council no later than Wednesday, 17 August. The Council will also require non-returnable certified hard copies of year-by-year academic record/qualification(s) as outlined in applications.

Eligibility: Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree2 . If undergraduate examination results are not known at the time of application, the Council may make a provisional offer of a scholarship on condition that the scholar’s bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree result is a first class or upper second-class honours. If a scholar does not have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree, they must possess a master’s degree. The Council’s determination of an applicant’s eligibility on these criteria is final;
  • Must not have had two previous unsuccessful applications to the scheme, including strategic partner themes within the scheme. This includes applications since 2009 to the EMBARK Scheme previously run by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, and the Government of Ireland Scholarship Scheme previously run by the Irish Council for Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Must be a new entrant to the degree for which they are to receive Council funding and have been formally accepted by the relevant department/school by, at the latest, 1 October 2017, or fulfil the criteria in Clause 4.3 if already registered and part of the degree has been completed;
  • In the case of applications for a research master’s scholarship, applicants must not currently hold, or have previously held, a Council Postgraduate Scholarship;
  • In the case of applications for a doctoral degree scholarship, applicants must not currently hold, or have previously held, any Council Postgraduate Scholarship other than those which would enable them to obtain a research master’s degree.
  • Applicants will fall under one of two categories based on nationality and residency. For category one, applicants must meet both of the following criteria: be a national of a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA)3 or Switzerland and or have been ordinarily resident4 in an EEA member state or Switzerland for a continuous period of three of the five years preceding 1 October 2017. All other applicants will fall under category two. While the majority of scholarships will be awarded to applicants who fall under category one, a proportion of awards will also be made to exceptional applicants who fall under category two. Please note that the Council may request documented evidence of an applicant’s nationality and residence.
  • Scholars are selected in accordance with the Council’s application and assessment process.
  • Scholars must be full-time students registered with an eligible HEI in Ireland.
  • Scholars of any nationality may hold a Council Postgraduate Scholarship. However, scholars must:maintain their principal residence in Ireland (as defined) during the period of the scholarship; satisfy the State’s regulations on immigration and have the support of their HEI with respect to these regulations and requirements if not a national of a member state of the European Union (EU).
  • Arrangements with respect to immigration will be a matter for settlement between the scholar and their HEI, and the relevant immigration authorities of the State.
  • Acceptance of the award is subject to these Terms and Conditions and the Guide for Applicants which, in conjunction with the Letter of Offer and completed and signed Acceptance Form, constitute the basis on which the award is held.
  • Scholarships are held subject to these Terms and Conditions. If any of these are breached by a scholar, the Council will suspend or terminate the scholarship and/or may require reimbursement of such payments as have already been made to the scholar.

Study Program: Scholarship is available to research master’s and doctoral (either traditional or structured) in any discipline at an eligible HEI within Ireland.

Study Major: Scholarship is awarded in any discipline, based in an Irish HEI.

Scholarship Award: The total value of the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship and all Strategic Funding Partner Scholarships will be up to a maximum of €24,000 in any approved year and will consist of the following:

  • A stipend of €16,000 per annum within the funding term;
  • A contribution to fees, including non-EU scholarship fees, paid to the HEI up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum. Any differential must be paid by the scholar and/or HEI. Scholars who hold a fee waiver from their HEI, or where no fee is required, or where fees are paid in full or in part by a third party, must inform the Council and the appropriate offices in their HEI and will not be eligible for the fee portion of the scholarship;
  • Eligible direct research expenses up to a maximum of €2,250 per annum to enable the scholar to carry out the research project. Eligible direct research costs include essential research supplies such as small consumables; books and journals; pay-as-you-go access to national research infrastructure; software and hardware critical for the research5 (to be obtained in the first year of the award or in the first three months of a one-year award); archival research costs; conference travel and participation; generic and/or specialist disciplinary skills training; and publishing and write-up costs. The exact amount of eligible direct research expenses is subject to sufficient justification being made in the application. Only vouched expenses incurred in carrying out the research project will be funded.
  • It is only permissible for any unspent balance of eligible direct research expenses to be carried over from the previous year of the scholarship. Apart from this exception, funds may not be carried forward from one year to the next.
  • No funds provided by the Council as part of the scholarship fund may be used by the HEI to cover overhead or administrative costs.
  • Funding will only be provided for the research project as presented in the application. If it is proposed to make any significant departures from the research project during the funding term, the consent of the Council must be sought in advance. Proposals for changes in research project will be independently peer-reviewed and the Council’s decision on whether to approve the proposed change(s) will be final.
  • Expenses that occur outside the funding term are not eligible under the scholarship.
  • While the award is made to the individual scholar, the scholarship fund is administered through the appropriate office within the HEI.

National/International Students: International Students can apply for these scholarships.

How to Apply: The mode of applying in online.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 2 November 2016.

September Scholarships – Don’t Miss Out, Click To Apply Now!

Here are five latest scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students which you can apply to before the end of October. Search for the ones that interest you and start your application(s) as soon as you can using the links included in the article below.

CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS IN UK

These are awarded across a wide range of fields; including government, politics, business, the environment, religion, the media, civil society,  sciences and engineering in any UK University. You would need to submit current resume/CV, two reference letters and proof of English Language Proficiency (ELP).

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

These Scholarships are offered to students who come from developing Commonwealth countries and want to pursue Master’s and PhD study in the UK.   This is a full scholarship which covers tuition and examination fees, personal maintaining allowance, thesis grant (if applicable) and provides airfare to and from United Kingdom, initial arrival allowance, etc.

SCHWARZMAN MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

These scholarships aims to give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks via one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Up to 200 scholars will be supported to undertake a one-year Master’s Degree.

DAAD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

These grants support over 100,000 students and researchers around the globe each year to pursue postgraduate degrees (Master’s/PhD) at German institutions of Higher education. The Duration of funding is between 12 to 36 months (dependent on study programme) and it also provides monthly stipends of 750 euros for graduates and 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates.

DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS SCHOLARSHIPS

The Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus are offered to international students from developing countries. The scholarships are given to students to pursue a masters degree at the institution and are 100% tuition fee. A total of 10 awards are available for students from the developing and third world countries.

100% Free Scholarships In 10 Best American Universities – Apply!

If your dream has always been studying in America but your funds are always limiting, then you can consider one of the colleges that offer free tuition. Of course this is a great move by US based educational organizations since it is very clear that there are people who are potentially able to learn but no fees to see them through.

Here are 10 institutions based in America and known to offer tuition for free: 

1. Alice Lloyd College, Kentucky

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Not so long ago, this college was ranked position 40 in US as one of the colleges considered best in offering educational services. It is also known as one of the best colleges in the region. The best part is that the college offers free tuition. Visit link now!