Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Program (EMJD) 2010-2013

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates form a new element within Erasmus Mundus. These doctoral-level training and research programmes will offer fellowships covering up to three years of doctoral activities.

The Erasmus Mundus Programme is open to higher education institutions and to any organisation active in the field of higher education and research as well as to students, doctoral candidates, teachers, researchers and university staff (academic and/or administrative) from any part of the world.

• Doctoral candidates can receive fellowships for:
- Doctoral studies (Actions 1 and 2);
- Post-doctoral studies (Action 2);

Students, doctoral candidates, teachers, researchers and other academic staff should address their applications directly to the selected Erasmus Mundus masters and doctoral programmes (Action 1) and to the selected Erasmus Mundus partnerships (Action 2), in accordance with the application conditions defined by the selected consortium/partnership

Scholarship amounts can vary according to the level of studies/teaching/research, their duration (3 months to 3 years) and the grantee’s nationality (scholarships for non-EU individuals are higher than for EU individuals).

List of all Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs)

Agricultural and Forestry Sciences Communication and information sciences Engineering, technology Health sciences Humanities Law Mathematics, informatics Natural sciences Social and cultural sciences, economics

For more information click here:

Applicant for doctoral candidates should contact the consortium offering the EMJD for more information on courses and application procedures. Note that some websites are under construction.

International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences, Zurich

Deadline: December 1st, 2009
Open to: Applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent from a university in the field of natural sciences, medical sciences, computer sciences or engineering
Funding: Provide

International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences, Switzerland

To be eligible for the Ph.D. programs of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School, applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent from a university in the field of natural sciences, medical sciences, computer sciences or engineering. Applicants admitted to the programs will have to register with either the University of Zurich or the ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of their future mentor.

Application Process
Online application STEP 1 and STEP 2

For further information please contact the LSZGS administrator:

Life Science Zurich Graduate School
Dr. Susanna Bachmann
University of Zurich
Institute of Molecular Biology
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

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More information can be found HERE.

Japanese Government Engineering Scholarships for International Students

Deadline: November 30th, 2009
Open to: International highly qualified students to work toward Doctor of Engineering (3 years) or Master of Engineering (2 years) degrees
Funding: The Japanese Government's Scholarship

Japanese Government Engineering Scholarships for International Students

This special program offers non-Japanese students an opportunity to work toward Doctor of Engineering (3 years) or Master of Engineering (2 years) degrees.

Ten of the top qualified students will be awarded scholarships from the Japanese Government's Monbu-kagakusho (MEXT: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). We also seek several more highly qualified students to enroll as self-supporting students.

All of the students will be enrolled in one of the departments below:

Mechanical Engineering;

Electrical Engineering and Information Systems;

Materials Engineering;

Aeronautics and Astronautics;

Chemical System Engineering;

Program Features

* Lectures and research guidance in English
* Interdisciplinary program
* Direct entry to postgraduate degree courses
(Non-degree or research fellowship programs are not offered.)
* Admission based on the evaluation of the documents submitted by the applicants and e-mail interviews between the faculty and the applicant
(You don't have to take Regular Entrance Examination)
* Free basic Japanese language classes for the students and their spouses

The Japanese Government's Scholarship

Ten Applicants who have exceptional academic records will be awarded the Japanese Government's MEXT scholarship by recommendation of The University of Tokyo for the period of either the Doctoral program or the Masters program. If you complete the Masters course with distinguished achievement or with a substantial contribution to your field of research, you may be provided a chance to continue working toward a Doctoral degree under a continuing scholarship. The Scholarship grantees are exempt from Entrance Fee and Annual Tuition Fees throughout their entire term of study. They are also provided with round-trip air tickets from their home country to Japan.


The Graduate Council of The University of Tokyo grants admission to this program based upon the recommendation of the School of Engineering. Screening for admission is based both on the evaluation of documents submitted by the international students and on Internet interviews conducted by the faculty. Once the evaluation process is complete, ten top qualified applicants will be nominated as candidates for the MEXT Scholarship and several more applicants will be granted admission to this program on a non-scholarship basis.

For enrollment in October 2010, a completed Application Form together with other necessary application materials must be submitted to the MEM International Graduate Program Admissions Office at the address below by November 30th, 2009. Please submit the materials by registered mail or use an international delivery service such as UPS and FEDEX.

Please click here to download
Application form


MEM International Graduate Program Admissions Office
Room #131A, 1st Floor,
Engineering Building #8
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Deadline: 1 December 2009
Open to: Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities
Funding: approximately US$2,600 per month

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme


Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions.


Those who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

The Fellowship

The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years. 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded for the 2010/11 academic year.

Selection Panels

Shortlisted applications, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by one of the two HKPF Selection Panels with experts in the relevant broad areas — one for science, medicine, engineering and technology and another one for humanities, social science and business studies.

Selection Criteria

While the academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account, but is not limited to, the four yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:

1. Academic excellence;
2. Research ability and potential;
3. Communication, and interpersonal skills; and
4. Leadership abilities.

Application Process

The Scheme will call for applications on 8 September 2009.

Each applicant may choose up to two programmes in one or two institutions for PhD study when applying for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. Application should be made through the On-line Application System (OAS) which will be available on 8 September 2009. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship application is also regarded as a formal application for admission to the PhD programme(s) offered by the institution(s) concerned. Applicants are therefore required to fully comply with the admission requirements of their selected institutions and programmes except the application deadline, which should strictly follow the stipulated deadline of the Fellowship scheme. The application deadline of the Scheme is 1 December 2009 (23:59 hrs, Hong Kong time).

Admission requirements of individual institutions are as follows:

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Baptist University

Lingnan University

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The University of Hong Kong

In parallel to the Fellowship application, each application will be processed by the relevant institution(s) as a normal application for PhD admission. Individual institutions may conduct interview with applicants where necessary. Institutions may also admit candidates not selected for the Fellowship Scheme and offer them with postgraduate studentship of the institutions if they are considered to be qualified.

The Norwegian Quota Scheme

Deadline: 1 December 2009
Open to: Students from developing countries, Central and Eastern Europe, and former Soviet states for studies at institutions of higher education in Norway
Funding: Part loan/part grant

The Norwegian Quota Scheme

The Norwegian Quota Scheme is a funding scheme offered by the Norwegian Government to students from developing countries, Central and Eastern Europe, and former Soviet states for studies at institutions of higher education in Norway. This funding scheme aims at offering specially designed, research-based Master's Degrees taught in English. The Quota Scheme also offers funding for Ph.D.-programmes and a one-year course in advanced Norwegian Language. Quota Scheme applicants should come from universities/institutions with formal cooperation agreements with the University of Oslo.

Who May Apply?

Applicants for admission under the Quota Scheme must fulfill certain criteria in order to be considered for admission. Admission is limited and therefore extremely competitive.


Only applicants from countries included in the list of countries eligible for Quota Scheme funding will be considered. Please note that applicants who live in another country than their country of citizenship, either temporary or permanently, cannot apply. It is a condition that the applicant applies for admission to the quota scheme from his or her home country, and can substantiate that he or she has been in the home country for at least one year prior to admission into the programme. Applicants from an eligible country, who are residing in another country on the list, may in some cases be considered. Quota Scheme students are expected to return home on completion of their studies in Norway.

Institutional Cooperation

Applicants should come from institutions with which the University of Oslo has a cooperation agreement. Potential applicants should check with their home institution to determine whether they have a cooperation agreement with the University of Oslo.


Women are encouraged to apply. The University of Oslo gives priority to female applicants under the Quota Scheme.

Courses Offered

The Quota Scheme at the University of Oslo offers specially designed, English-taught Master's Degrees and a one-year programme in advanced Norwegian language studies. The Quota Scheme also offers funding to doctoral programme students.

* Master's Degrees
* Doctoral programmes
* 1-year programme in Advanced Norwegian


The Quota Scheme is a scholarship programme, but the funding is given as part loan/part grant. Students receive money from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund. After completing the programme and providing documentary evidence of return to his/her home country, the student's outstanding loan is converted to scholarship. If residence is taken in Norway within ten years after termination of studies, the scholarship is converted back to a loan and must be repaid.

For further information regarding rules and regulations set by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, please see Financial Aid and Remission of Debt for Citizens from Developing countries and countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (quota scheme) 2009-20010

Criteria for application

Required Educational Background

The Quota Scheme is aimed at postgraduate students. Applicants must fulfil the basic entrance requirements for matriculation at a Norwegian institution of higher education. In addition to the basic entrance requirements, applicants for the Quota Scheme must provide documentary evidence of the following:

* For Master's Degree programmes, the minimum requirement is three (3) years of study at university level, i.e. minimum Bachelor's Degree level (or equivalent).
* For doctoral programmes, applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of university-level studies in their chosen subject. For further information, click here.
* For the one-year advanced Norwegian language programme, the minimum requirement is two (2) years of study at university level; however, applicants with a completed first degree will be given priority.

Grade requirement

Admission to these programmes is very competitive, and only applicants with excellent grades will be considered (minimum B+/ Upper second/GPA 3.0).

Proficiency in English

Documentation of English language skills is required for admission to any of the programmes offered under the Quota Scheme.

* TOEFL minimum score 550 (paper-based) / 213 (computer-based) / 80 (iBT)
* IELTS minimum band 6.0 academic test.

For more information regarding the English language requirement, see page about English Proficiency Requirements. All applicants must have their English test results sent directly to the University of Oslo from TOEFL or IELTS.

Subject knowledge

Applicants must have completed prior university studies in the subject of the programme to which they are applying. Please note that some of the Master's Degree programmes have additional admission criteria. For further information go to the website of the specific Master programme.

How to Apply

Due to the large number of Quota applicants to a limited number of Quota scholarships available, potential applicants must submit the online 'Request for Application Form' before they can receive the formal application form. The 'Requests for Application Forms' will be processed by the International Education Office and only applicants that fulfil all the formal Quota requirements will receive the application form. The deadline for submitting the online 'Request for Application Form' is 1 November, in order for the students to have sufficient time to submit the Quota Scheme application and the required documents before the 1 December application deadline.

The Request for Application Form for the 2010 enrolment will be available on this web site end of August 2009.

Students address their Quota application directly to the International Education Office at the University of Oslo.
Doctoral programme applicants must in addition send in their research proposal and application for admission to doctoral studies to the relevant faculty.

The Quota application deadline for enrolment in August 2010 is 1 December 2009. This is also the deadline for all supporting documents. Late applications will not be considered.

If you want more information about the Quota Scheme, you can download the Prospectus 2010-2011 in pdf-format.

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PhD Research Scholarships, Singapore

Deadline: 15th November 2009
Open to: International students
Ph.D. research scholarships

PhD Research Scholarships, NUS

The Asia Research Institute is pleased to offer Ph.D. research scholarships from August 2010 in the following interdisciplinary areas:







The PhD scholarship is to be taken up jointly with the appropriate discipline-based department. This would normally be with a department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but where appropriate could also be with the Faculty of Law, School of Business or School of Design & Environment at the National University of Singapore. Please note that some departments / Programmes only have one intake per year in August (Semester 1).

Interested applicants are required to submit their application by 15th November 2009, indicating clearly both which ARI interdisciplinary area they wish to join and which department they would be attached to. Application procedures and forms can be obtained from the NUS website.

Applicants must use the application forms in the respective Faculty websites depending on the Faculty to which they wish to seek admission. They should send their applications directly to their respective faculties, indicating their interest to be attached to ARI. Applicants should not send a duplicate copy to ARI.

The following interdisciplinary areas or "clusters" are offering scholarships:

1) The Changing Family in Asia (Research Leader: Prof Gavin Jones)
This cluster explores the dimensions of family change in the region, their causes and their implications. These dimensions include rising ages at marriage, declining size of the nuclear family, increase in one-person households and alternative family forms, changing gender roles within families, and changes in family structures. They are
studied in the context of the changing political-economic structures and changing state/family roles in provision of services and support.

2) The Migration Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Brenda Yeoh) explores the issues arising from increased levels of human mobility in the region, both within and across national borders. Mobility of high-level professional and managerial personnel, labour migration, both documented and undocumented, and human trafficking all raise theoretical and methodological questions and major policy issues, as does the role of migration in urban change.

3) The Religion and Globalisation Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Bryan Turner) explores the changing patterns of religious practice, belief and identity in recent times, particularly in Southeast Asia, China and South Asia.

The title implies a particular interest in transnational and diasporic interactions, the engagement with modern technologies and values, and new global or ‘glocal’ forms of identity.

4) The Cultural Studies Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Chua Beng Huat) consciously challenges disciplinary boundaries to address new topics, issues and concerns thrown up by the rapid globalization of contemporary cultures.

ARI is interested in new understandings of the everyday life cultural practices of contemporary Asia, as in adaptations of older patterns in literature, and the performing and graphic arts, in rapidly changing contemporary conditions.

5) The Southeast Asia-China Interactions Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Anthony Reid) will welcome students in two project areas: The Cold War in Asia, relating particularly to relations between the two Chinas (CCP and KMT) and the parties, movements and governments of Southeast Asia; and issues of heritage recovery and archaeology in Aceh and Sumatra more generally.

6) The Asian Cities Cluster (Research Leaders: Prof Heng Chye Kiang & Prof Chua Beng Huat) is housed in School of Design and Environment (SDE), Department of Architecture (NUS). This cluster focuses especially on cutting-edges areas of rapid change and the identity of Asia cities, notably including: the impact of rapid urbanization, adapting and conserving heritage to a changing urban environment, and urban environmental planning. It will build collaborative and interdisciplinary connections among the colleagues from the Humanities and Social Science faculties in NUS.

ARI is a university-level institute formed in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the NUS. The mission of the Institute is to produce and promote world-class research on Asia. ARI engages the social sciences and humanities broadly defined, and encourages especially multidisciplinary studies. Now home to six research clusters with a strong team of resident and visiting scholars, ARI works closely with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business, Faculty of Law, and School of Design and Environment in NUS.

For enquiries, please contact:

Ms Kristy Won
Asia Research Institute
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RUB-Grant-Programme of the Ruhr-University

Deadline: October 31, 2009
Open to: Graduates of all disciplines with a university degree qualifying for doctoral studies
Funding: 1.000,- Euro per month

RUB-Grants 2009 awarded within the framework of the Grant-Programme of the Ruhr-University

Scope of the programme

Promotion of early stage researchers by awarding grants to highly qualified doctoral candidates realising an ambitious and innovative research project in one of the research areas of Ruhr-University Bochum. We also encourage all doctoral candidates to apply with an interdisciplinary research project. The application is open for candidates from every scientific discipline and nationality intending to realise their research project at the Ruhr-University Bochum (you have to submit your doctoral thesis at Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

The application must be completed by the confirmation of a first supervisor at RUB – please build up contacts to one of the scientists at RUB and ask for supervision. We would like to encourage you to take your time for your orientation within the research area you are interested in and which might be subject of your Ph.D. You know best about your scientific main focus and in which special research field you want to obtain your doctorate. Please act independently and identify at an early stage a potential supervisor by your own.

The earliest start of funding will be March 1, 2010.

Target Group

Graduates of all disciplines with a university degree qualifying for doctoral studies.


* we expect your research project to give an important contribution to the corresponding research field (please outline this in a research exposé of 5 pages)

* clearly above average university degree

* uninterrupted studies (in case your total study took more than 13 semester/ 6,5 years please give an explanation)

* as a rule the university degree qualifying for doctoral studies has to be obtained not longer than 12 months ago with reference to the application deadline for the grants - we concede reasonable exceptions (please give an explanation)

* the university degree qualifying for doctoral studies has to be submitted at the latest until November 13, 2009 before the application will be given to the faculties for further survey and expertise (Bachelor degree in case of fast track procedure plus information about grades already obtained in the master studies)

* candidates who have to fulfil additional requirements are also allowed to apply for a grant (first supervisor is responsible for compatibility between fulfilment of requirements and successful doctorate)

* candidates with a Bachelor degree involved in the fast track procedure are also allowed to apply for a grant; the official admission to doctoral studies from the faculty has to be submitted before the funding will start

* if you are already admitted to doctoral studies at Ruhr-University Bochum please enclose the official admission statement of the faculty to your application

* if you are not admitted to doctoral studies at Ruhr-University Bochum we need a statement of the faculty that you will be admitted to doctoral studies in case of funding (at the faculty you will realise your research project) if you are invited to the second stage of the admission process


The application form “Grant-Programme” of the Research School has to be used for application. The application form and the corresponding notes for guidance will help you through the application process.

Admission process and decision (2 stage process)

* a hardcopy of the application form with 2 letters of reference and all necessary documents have to be sent to the Central Coordination Office until October 31, 2009

* on the basis of the application the faculties and rapporteurs will generate a preliminary ranking of the candidates

* on the basis of this preliminary ranking the Executive Board will invite the best candidates (end of January 2010) for a research colloquium

* research colloquium and the ensuing choice and recommendation by the rapporteurs will take place on February 8, 2010

* the final decision of the Executive Board will be made on Feburary 10, 2010

Type of funding and amount

The grant amounts to 1.000,- Euro per month, children`s allowance amounts to 100,- Euro per month in addition.

Period of funding and of approval

Max. 36 months of funding are provided, whereas the period of first approval comprises 12 months. We offer 2 times for prolongation – each comprising 12 months - after having reviewed your progress report.


In case of illness the grant will be paid for further 6 weeks. In case of pregnancy the grant payment will be
intermitted for a time period of 14 weeks (6 weeks before and 8 weeks after childbirth). The approval may be extended for this period of time respectively.

Secondary employment

During the funding period a short-time work of max. 6 hours per week is allowed

Duties of the grantee

* participation in the structured doctoral training programme of the Research School, follow the Individual Training and Supervision Plan of the Research School, take actively part in the Research School

* communicate immediately all important changes of the personal conditions as well as interruptions, changes or abandonment of the research project

* adequate use of the grant




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Griffith University International Postgraduate Research 2009, Australia

Deadline: 31 October 2009
Open to: The IPRS is available to international students only
Funding: The GUIPRS covers tuition fees for the student and overseas student health cover

Griffith University International Postgraduate Research 2009, Australia

The GUIPRS is designed to attract and support highly ranked international applicants during the University’s annual postgraduate research scholarship round. The scheme extends the provision of tuition fees scholarships beyond the University’s allocated International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS). The GUIPRS covers tuition fees for the student and overseas student health cover (OSHC) for the student and ependant(s). No other expenses are paid by this scheme, but award recipients may seek additional funding from alternative sources.

Application Deadline: 31 October 2009


The IPRS is available to international students only. Applicants must have completed, or expect to
complete, four years of higher education studies at a very high level and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral or research masters program.

Part-time awards may be offered to students who, for social or medical reasons, are unable to study


The IPRS may be held for up to two years for a research masters program and up to three years for a
doctoral program. A six month extension may be granted to doctoral students in certain circumstances.

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following to the Griffith Graduate Research School.

New applicants

New applicants must submit:

* a research higher degree and scholarship application form (includes two academic referee reports)
* certified or original transcripts
* 500 word statement
* curriculum vitae (CV)

Current students

Current students must submit:

* a covering letter
* a research higher degree and scholarship application form (includes two academic referee reports)
* updated research outline
* copies of publications (where applicable)

Closing date

Applications for the Annual Scholarship Round must be submitted by 31 October. Applications may be submitted at anytime before this date, however cannot be considered until after 31 October.

PhD Schloarship: Institute of Materials Research, Germany

Deadline: October 8, 2009
Open to: Completed undergraduate studies (master or diploma certificate)
Funding: salary

PhD Scholarship: Focus on a thermo-mechanically coupled model suitable for the analysis of evolving microstructures, Germany

The Institute of Materials Research in Geesthacht invites applications for a 3-year PhD position.

Project description:
The PhD-project will focus on a thermo-mechanically coupled model suitable for the analysis of evolving microstructures. Particularly, the microstructures associated with re-crystallization in magnesium alloys will be investigated. The understanding of such physical phenomena is of utmost importance for predicting the macroscopic material response resulting from different metal forming processes such as extrusion. The goal of the PhD-project is to gain further insight into the relation between process parameters and the final macroscopic response. Such knowledge can finally be used for manufacturing metal sheets or profiles showing improved mechanical properties.

Completed undergraduate studies (master or diploma certificate) in one of the following areas: mechanical engineering, (computational) material science, computational engineering or physics. Good knowledge in continuum mechanics, computational mechanics and material modelling is vital. Language (fluent English and preferably also German) and computational skills are indispensible.

We offer an appropriate salary, related to TV-AVH as well as the usual public sector social benefits.

GKSS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer seeking to increase the proportion of female faculty members. Qualified women are therefore especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped persons with equal qualifications will be preferred.

Please send your application with CV and references
indicating Code-No.: 2009/WM 2 until 8. October 2009

GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH
Max-Planck-Str. 1
21502 Geesthacht

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Postgraduate - UBD Study Awards, Brunei

Deadline: 30 October, 2009
Open to: Applicants must be full-time members of teaching staff of the AUN member universities
Funding: Full scholarships

UBD Study Awards
Postgraduate Programmes

Language Proficiency

For English-Medium Programmes:

* English Language at minimum credit 6 in GCE 'O' Levels; OR
* IELTS score of 6.5; OR
* TOEFL overall score of 550

For Malay-Medium Programmes:

* Malay Language at minimum credit 6 in GCE 'O' Levels, OR

For Arabic-Medium Programmes:

If the applicants’ first language is not Arabic then the following must apply:

* Applicants must have obtained the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Ugama Brunei (STPUB) or its equivalent with an average grade of ‘Jayyid’ or two ‘A’ level passes in Arabic medium subjects at Grade C or better

Academic Ability

Postgraduate Programmes:
Normally, the eligibility requirements for postgraduate study are as follows:

* Applicants must be full-time members of teaching staff of the AUN member universities; and
* Must have a good and relevant honours degree; and
* Possess sufficient language proficiency as mentioned above

Entry Requirements:

The university provides full scholarships to 4 students each year under the ASEAN University Network – AUN (2 undergraduates and 2 postgraduates). The university also has various funding arrangements with partner universities varying from tuition fee waiver and/or provision of accommodation and/or provision of full scholarships. Please check with your home university for details.

For self-financing students, the major expenses are as follows:

* Return Airfares
* Tuition Fees (the annual fee for most programmes is B$3,000 per year)
* Subsistence Allowance i.e. meals, accommodation, travel expenses, etc. (a student will require at least B$8,000 per year – Students are required to provide a statement of source of funds together with a letter of Bank Guarantee)

Provisions : Tuition fee waiver, return economy ticket, on Campus accommodation and meals

Number offered : 2

Submission Deadline :

* 1st semester: 15 April for Admission in August
* 2nd semester: 30 October for Admission in January

Contact Information :

Datin Rosnah Ramly (Mrs)
Director, International Office
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Assistant Registrar, International Office
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Scholarship for academic exchange - EU & Western Balkan countries

Deadline: October 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm
Open to: The scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral students and staff
Funding: Financed by the European Commission

Scholarship scheme for academic exchange between
EU & Candidate countries and
Western Balkan countries

The scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral students and staff are financed by the European Commission. The scholarship will cover travel, insurance, possible tuition, living expenses and housing. Go abroad - break new grounds!

Who can apply

Students and staff members of all partner universities, both from the Western Balkan countries and EU & Candidate countries, as well as other nationals of Western Balkan countries, can apply for scholarships. Please note that exchange between two EU/Candidate Countries and within the Western Balkans is not possible.

In order to be eligible applicants:

• (if applying as outgoing students from an EU or Candidate Country) must have the nationality of one of the eligible European countries;
• must have sufficient knowledge of languages according to the requirements of the individual host universities
• must be registered at one of the partner European institutions or,
• for post doctorate mobility only, must have obtained their doctorate in the last two years and must have the support of one of the European partner
universities to carry out a postdoctorate mobility. This can be for research, training and attending highly specialized courses.
• undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies at higher education level

Please read through the information carefully and make your choice before applying! Check possible fields of study at each university, admission and language requirements, academic calendars, courses offered, services provided for incoming students, etc. here


Please read through the information carefully before contacting persons and making your choice! Check possible fields of study at each university, admission and language requirements, academic calendars, courses offered, services provided for incoming students, etc.

EU and Candidate countries' Universities

University of Graz, Austria - co-ordinator
University of Leuven, Belgium
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
University of Bologna, Italy
University of Granada, Spain
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
University of Turku, Finland
Vilnius University, Lithuania

Western Balkan Universities

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
University of Belgrade, Serbia
University of Montenegro, Montenegro
University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
University of Novi Sad, Serbia
University of Prishtina, Kosovo
University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
University of Tirana, Albania
University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Associate partners

The role of associate partners is to help to promote the scholarship scheme and to inform potential students, especially those belonging to target groups 2 or 3, about study abroad possibilities in the JoinEU-SEE programme.

Albanian association ,,RINIA", Vienna, Austria
Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged, Hungary
Handikap Interalb, Tirana, Albania
Istituto per l'Europa centro orientale e balcanica, Bologna, Italy
Novi Sad Association of Students with Disabilities, Serbia
Student Parliament of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

How to apply

There will be two calls for application. The current 1st call will be open from July 19 - September 1, 2009 at 11:59 pm. Students and scholars will be notified of the selection results of the 1st call by September 21, 2009, the latest.

The second call will be open from September 15, 2009 at 12:01 am - October 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm. Students and scholars will be notified of the selection results of the 2nd call by end of November 2009, the latest.

The first call will be open for students who are planning to start their mobility in winter term 2009/2010. The second call will be open for students who are planning to start their mobility in spring term 2010 or by September 1, 2010, the latest.

Application procedure

Step 1: Please study all the information carefully before starting the application procedure!

Step 2: Find out which target group you belong to.

Step 3: Select the host institution(s). Please get informed concerning study, research, teaching or training possibilities at the host institution(s) of your choice.

Step 4: For target group 1 exchange students only: Check the recognition requirements of your home university and acquire your learning agreement. For further information please contact the relevant person in charge at your home university.

For target groups 2 & 3 exchange students only: If you have any questions about learning agreements and/or recognition requirements at your home university, please contact the relevant persons in charge.

Step 5:
Register for the online application.

Step 6: Fill out the application form and upload all necessary documents. All documents attached in electronic form will also have to be handed in as original signed documents at the host institution once you got selected.

Step 7: In case you belong to Target Group 1, your home university will review the applications. In case you belong to Target Groups 2 and 3, the University of Graz will review the applications. Accepted applications will be sent to the host universities for the selection procedure.

Step 8: Applications will be evaluated by the selection team of the respective host institution. In case a nomination to the university of first choice is not possible, the application will be evaluated by the host university of second choice.

Step 9: The selection committee will decide on the definite allocation of the scholarships.

Step 10: Students and scholars will be notified by mid September, 2009.

Step 11: Selected students need to apply for a visa in their home country by contacting the embassy of the host country.
Selected scholars need to apply for visa. Please contact your home university already when the call for applications is still open!

Step 12: Selected students need to send the original documents of their application to the host university.

Step 13: A list of nominated students will be sent to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and will include a list of further potential students.

Step 14: The host university will be responsible for further processing of the mobility (admission, visa, accrediting degrees, accommodation, tuition etc.)

All students and scholars have to start their studies/research before September 1, 2010.

Online Application

The online application consists of two steps. Step 1 needs to be completed by clicking the „Finish step 1“ button before it is possible to proceed to step 2 where documents have
to be uploaded and the host university chosen. Note that no more changes are possible within step 1 once it has been finished by clicking the button.

Step 1 consists of:
Main data (a picture needs to be uploaded as well)
Language skills
Motivation statement

Step 2 consists of:

Documents to be uploaded
Priority for host universities

Once you click on “Finish application” after the completion of both steps, you will not have access anymore to your application and no more changes will be possible.
So please make sure to carefully review your application before hitting the submit button.

JoinEU-SEE folder

JoinEU-SEE poster for students and staff from EU and Candidate countries

JoinEU-SEE poster for students and staff from Western Balkan countries

1st call for applications:
July 19 - September 1, 2009

2nd call for applications:
September 15, 2009 - October 29, 2009

With the support of the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window of the European Union

PhD Studies - IT University of Copenhagen 2009

Deadline: Mid-October, 2009
Open to: A bachelor degree and a master degree qualifies for assessment for a 3-year PhD enrollment/employment
Funding: Available

PhD Studies
IT University of Copenhagen

The ITU PhD programme trains researchers to carry out independent research at the highest International level. Researchers are enrolled for either 3 or 4 years in a PhD programme, and are ensured that all necessary activities are properly financed.

Twice a year the IT University announce a call for new PhD students. Deadline for applications for PhD positions are mid-April and mid-October. Please read call text and guidelines when PhD positions are announced.

As a PhD student at ITU, you will be assigned an advisor from one of the faculty groups. You can expect high quality supervision from experienced researchers working in an international environment.

The PhD programme consists of:

* Three- or four-year enrolment (see regulations and guidelines)
* Independent research
* Writing of a PhD thesis based on the research
* Course activities corresponding to 30 ECTS credits
* Involvement in active research environments both at and outside the IT University
* Communication activities, including teaching and other forms of knowledge dissemination
* Thesis defence

The PhD programme is characterized by:

* High quality supervision by experienced researchers;
* International scope in organization and content;
* Highly sought-after candidates inside and outside academia.

To be qualified for assessment when vacant positions for PhD positions are announced, you must possess the following qualifications:

* A bachelor degree and a master degree qualifies for assessment for a 3-year PhD enrollment/employment
* A bachelor degree and one year of university studies on master level qualifies for assessment for a 4-year PhD enrollment/employment

When the positions are announced you can send in your application following the guidelines and application template described in the call.
An assessment committee will assess all applications. You can expect an answer 2-3 months after the deadline for a call if you did sent in an application.

More information can be found HERE.

Ph.D. fellow, Architecture & Design, Aalborg

Deadline: 15.10.2009
Open to: PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree
Funding: Stipends and salary

At the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, Department of Architecture & Design a position as Ph.D. fellow (position no. 562/06-19-29194) is open for appointment from 1.1.2010

Job description:

“Aalborg Øst” – A transformation of a suburb to part of the future city

The PhD stipend is available within the general study programme “Planning and Development”.

The PhD position is an integrated part of a larger research project. The focus of the PhD is mapping physical conditions in an urban context which today prevent people from meeting each other on a daily basis. The research done by the PhD fellow will take a point of departure in the City of Aalborg and in one specific urban area “Aalborg Øst” and will act in close cooperation with the other partners in the bigger research project.

The PhD fellowship will analyze how the different areas of “Aalborg Øst” are used by younger people. It will investigate if it is possible to design the areas in a different way so that it is possible for primarily the younger people to meet and enjoy, and communicate with each other and other people on a regular daily basis. This part of the research project can be divided into three minor parts or work packets. The young people are chosen as the target group because they are the future users of the city of Aalborg and “Aalborg Øst”.

In the first part of the PhD fellowship, GPS based tracking should be used to register a group of younger people’s behaviour and flows in “Aalborg Øst” and the city of Aalborg. The GPS tracking should be combined with statements from interviews about the young people’s daily life and dependency on the design of the urban area they are living in.

In the second part of the PhD fellowship a layout and design with the incorporated changes suggested by the young people in “Aalborg Øst” and based on the GPS tracks should be made. The layout and design should result in better places for young people to stay and live in during the day together with other target groups of people. There are already local designs in “Aalborg Øst” like the playground ”motionslegepladsen på Ravnkildevej” which can be used as inspiration where different types of people with different cultural background etc. meet regularly.

The third and last part of the PhD fellowship also takes a point of departure in “Aalborg Øst” but should present a vision and a plan for how “Aalborg Øst” can be connected more directly with the other areas in
the municipality of Aalborg by reducing the amount of dwellings in one urban area and increasing it in others, making specific urban areas more compact, in “Aalborg Øst” and maybe close down existing urban areas and create new urban areas closer to the City of Aalborg. The third part of the PhD fellowship should also present a principle strategy for how suburban areas in general and specially how “Aalborg Øst” can become a more differentiated and diverse urban area with regard to different types of ownership and functional attractions and more directly connected to rest of the city of Aalborg.

Background and expertise:

The PhD fellow position is anchored in the Department of Architecture & Design, Aalborg University, where the PhD fellow will be involved in teaching and supervising. The PhD fellow will also be heavily involved in other research projects in order to get as much research experience as possible. A candidate with relevant research experience or other similar work experience will be preferred.

Qualification requirements:

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend. Appointment and salary acc. to the Ministry of Finance Circular of January 11, 2006 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Tine Lützhøft, The Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone: +45 9940 7380.

The PhD application form can be downloaded from the following address.

The faculty has a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine and a Network for all PhD students.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Henrik Harder, Department of Architecture & Design, phone: +45 9940 7168, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it concerning the technical aspects of the stipend.

Application marked with the PhD stipend No. 562/06-19-29194, should include in four copies: the PhD application form, the Masters diploma including grades, publications, Curriculum Vitae, proposal for a PhD study plan and any other material, as well as a list of submitted material. Due to legal constraints electronic applications will not be accepted. The application must arrive at Aalborg University with the morning post by the 15.10.2009.

Application is to be forwarded to :

Aalborg Universitet
De Ingeniør-, Natur- og Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakulteter
Niels Jernes Vej 10
DK-9220 Aalborg Øst

Vienna, Interdisciplinary Ph.d. Program Gender, Violence and Agency in the Era of Globalization

Deadline: October, 31st, 2009
Open to: Students from all countries of origin who hold a university degree equivalent to an international MA
Funding: Accepted phD-students will receive a monthly scholarship and are free from tuition

University of Vienna, Call for Applications, Interdisciplinary Ph.d. Program Gender, Violence and Agency in the Era of Globalization

For details concerning the research program, admission selection procedures, please visit the GiK's website.

At the Faculty for Social Sciences in co-operation with the Faculties of Law, of Philosophy and Educational Sciences, of Cultural Studies and of Philosophical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna an interdisciplinary PhD-Program with 12 PhD-positions "Gender, Violence and Agency in the Era of Globalization" (GiK) will be established. The program will start on March 1st, 2010. The GiK offers a research intensive three year PhD-Program on a full time basis. Remuneration will amount to 1.199,10 Euro per month gross.

Identification number of advertisement: 612

The interdisciplinary PhD-Program focuses on violent conflicts at territorial and social borders, on diverse forms of cultural and religious fundamentalism, on shifting responsibilities and power relations in nation-states as well as on new processes of the commodification of human bodies. Moreover, local and translocal strategies of alliances and national as well as transnational scales of belonging, empowerment and self-organization will be of major interest. The program will encourage
research projects in four research areas:

1) constructing and deconstructing gendered geopolitical and social borders,
i.e. trafficking, citizenship of migrants, domestic violence;
2) cultural diversity and fundamentalist responses, i.e. "cultural violence",
empowerment of migrant women;
3) transforming state power and violence, i.e. new wars, governmentalization
of state power, transnational women's networks;
4) bodies in conflict, i.e. cosmetic surgery, reproductive medicine.

Violence and agency in globalization processes include economic, political, social, legal, epistemological and cultural dimensions and call for historical as well as for normative perspectives. One of the major aspects is studying the intersection of multiple differences and the structure of
inequality, e. g. gender, class, ethnicity and sexuality.


Students from all countries of origin who hold a university degree equivalent to an international MA or Austrian "Magister" in Law, History, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, German Philology, Cultural Anthropology

Good knowledge of English and German is expected. In cases of limited knowledge of German, support will be offered within the framework of further education at the University of Vienna.

Applicants should have knowledge of gender theories and methodology. The dissertation topic must be directly related to one of the GiK's research areas.

Applicants have to provide (in German or English):

Proposal and abstract of the dissertation (20.000 characters, incl. abstract, excl. References);

Sample of text of scientific work (i.e. Master thesis);

Motivation letter for participation in the GiK, incl. experience in Gender Studies (4.000 characters);

CV incl. qualifications and publications;

2 academic references.

Accepted phD-students will receive a monthly scholarship and are free from tuition. They have the right to teach courses at University of Vienna. They have to inscribe as PhD-students at the University of Vienna.

The call is now open. Deadline for receiving applications: October, 31st, 2009. Interviews will be held during November 2009.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Lueger- Ring1, 1010 Vienna

International Fee Scholarships - The University of Queensland

Deadline: Friday 30 October 2009
Open to: International students, eligible for an Australian government student visa
Funding: Funded for the entire duration of their program

International Fee Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded to assist outstanding students studying programs in the Social
and Behavioural Sciences at The University of Queensland. Priority will be given to newly
commencing postgraduate research or coursework students, however undergraduate students with
high academic achievement are encouraged to apply. To be eligible for a fee scholarship, you
must be an international student and eligible for an Australian government student visa.

Coursework students will be funded for the entire duration of their program and subject to
satisfactory academic performance. PhD students will initially only be funded for a period of
12 months, and are encouraged to seek alternative funding sources. If unsuccessful in finding
alternative funding the Head of School may on the recommendation from the students'
supervisor re-nominate the student for additional funding.

A student failing to maintain satisfactory academic performance during the duration of the
scholarship may be required to show cause why the scholarship should not be cancelled.

Please note that this scholarship cannot be held concurrently with any other similar tuition
fee scholarship or bursary for tuition fees. Students are still eligible to recieve a living
stipend from alternative sources whilst on this scholarship.

Submitting an Application

The following documentation must be received by Friday 30 October 2009. Applications are to
be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Upon submitting your application you will receive an
email confirming the required documentation has been submitted for consideration.

* A Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume which includes your contact information, education
history and work experiences (paid or voluntary)
* A copy of your Academic Transcript
* A one page Expression of Interest outlining your career ambitions and how your study in
the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences will assist in you in achieving your furture
* Evidence of Contact with UQ which confirms your intention to study in 2010 or your
plans to submit an application for study to UQ

All students will be contacted via email in early December 2009 advising of the outcome of
the scholarship round. Successful students will be asked to complete an Agreement and
Response to Offer to acknowledge their acceptance of the scholarship.

We have also developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions from previous applicants which
may assist you also.

If you have any further questions please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Three-year PhD programmes, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia

Deadline: 13:30 - 30 october 2009
Open to: Italian and foreign graduated people
Funding: Provided

Doctorate schools and courses
University of Modena e Reggio Emilia

Public competitons for admission to the three-year PhD programmes for the XXV cycle, Year 2010
Complete notice rtf version | pdf version

The Doctorate schools and courses has the purpose to supply to the enrolled one, also by periods of study abroad and stage near subject private and publics, competences of elevated level and qualification, adapted to the exercise of activity of research and professionalities that demand a high degree of scientific preparation.

The selection for the access to the Course of Doctorate happens for public competition. The Course of Doctorate instituted from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia begins of norm the first January and has the duration of three years.

The Schools of Doctorate instituted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia are opened to italian and foreign graduated people and have the general objective to form researchers of high qualification, to employ in research structures basic or applied, public or private.

Documents and announcement

* Call for admission

Doctorate schools and courses - XXV cycle - year 2010

School/PhD Programme:

Doctorate school in Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Doctorate school in Earth system sciences: environment, resources and cultural heritage
Doctorate school in Food and agricultural science, technology and biotechnology
Doctorate school in Health product sciences and technologies
Doctorate school in High Mechanics and Automotive Design & Technology
Doctorate school in Humanistic sciences
Doctorate school in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Doctorate school in Labour Relations
Doctorate school in Law (European company and institutional legal culture)
Doctorate school in Molecular and Regenerative Medicine
Doctorate school in Multiscale Modelling, Computational Simulations and Characterization in Material and Life Sciences
Doctorate school in Nano and Physical Sciences
Doctorate school in Neurosciences

More information

Research doctorates, Master Office
via Università, 4 - Modena
phone: +39 059 205 6423 - fax: +39 059 205 6574
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By phone: Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 11 am Counter: Monday and Wednesday 3 pm – 5 pm;
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11 am – 1.30 pm

For more information please visit the website.

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