Europe : European Masters-Global Studies-A European Perspective

Europe : European Masters-Global Studies-A European Perspective

The Master Course ‘Global Studies - A European perspective' is an interdisciplinary, research-based Master offered by a consortium of five European universities:

Roskilde Universitet
London School of Economics and Political Science
Universität Leipzig
Universität Wien
Uniwersytet Wrocławski

The European Commission is supporting this Master Course with a generous grant scheme for non-European students and a mobility scheme which links the consortium to six non-European partners:

Dalhousie University, Canada
Fudan University, China
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Macquarie University, Australia
University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
We are pleased that you are interested to apply for the Master course in Global Studies within our consortium. Please find in the following information on the requirements and a guide how to apply.

Admission criteria

Applicants should fulfil the following requirements:
A bachelors degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution in Social Sciences or Humanities
A sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in chosen field
Very good academic performance
Excellent English skills
Furthermore we do appreciate if applicants have at least a basic knowledge of German

Selection criteria

Admission decisions are made by the EMGS Selection Committee upon the following criteria:
very good/outstanding study results (= academic excellence)
academic potential and recommendation
level of language skills
quality/recognition of home institution having awarded the first degree
work experience/professional qualifications

Deadlines and timetable

The deadline for applicants, that want to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is 1 December of each year for the next cycle of the programme starting in fall of the following year.

Applications arriving by the deadline at the Global Studies office in Leipzig (address see below) will be automatically taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus grant. Therefore please send only one application to apply for the Master's course in Global Studies and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

For applicants that do not want to apply for the Erasmus Mundus grant or that missed the above indicated deadline it is possible to apply by 30 June of each year for the next cycle of the programme starting in fall of the same year.

Meeting the application deadline will be established by the date of arrival of the hardcopy application at the Leipzig office.

Approximately 3 weeks after your application has arrived in our offices you will receive a confirmation of receipt via e-mail. The final decision on the award of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship will be made in June only.
The final decision on the admission to the programme for those students not being awarded an Erasmus Mundus grant will be announced at the latest by the end of July. You will be informed via e-mail soon after a decision taken.

Where to apply
The application for the Master Course ‘Global Studies' is only through the Global and European Studies Institute of the University of Leipzig.

Please send your application to the following address:

Erasmus Mundus European Master in Global Studies
Global and European Studies Institute
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1
04105 Leipzig

Your application needs to include:

Application form (see below) including your home address, your date and place of birth, your e-mail address, your preferred mobility track (preference since final decision on the study places is made by the consortium)
Microsoft Word format here
pdf file format here
The application form for EU and non-EU students is the same.
A Curriculum Vitae
Motivation letter which explains why you are interested in this particular Master course (1-2 pages)
Proof of nationality (copy of passport)
Certified copy or original hard copy (and certified translation if the document is not issued in English/German or French) of high school leaving certificate (secondary school diploma)
Certified copy or original hard copy (and certified translation if the document is not issued in English/German or French) of university diplomas (if you you graduate after the application deadline please send us the degree as soon as you receive it, the decision on the admission will in this case be made on the grades indicated on the transcript of records )
Certified copy or original hard copy (and certified translation if the document is not issued in English/German or French) of official transcript of study results from your university
Certified copy or original hard copy of English (and if applicable Danish, German or/and Polish) language test results. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide test scores for one of the following standardized English proficiency tests:
TOEFL (international): minimum score of 550 paper-based (or 213 computer-based or 80 internet-based). Please notice that the code number for the Master's course in Global Studies is: 4688.
IELTS: minimum score of 6,5
CPE: Grades A, B, C (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
CAE: Grades A, B (Certificate in Advanced English)
Applicants who have studied for more than one year in, or received a degree from, a college or university where English is both the language of instruction and the native language are not requested to take one of the above-mentionend proficiency test. An official certificate from the applicants' school/university is required to confirm that English is medium of instruction.
Two recommendation letters by academic teachers or employers (in a separate envelope, sealed by the persons recommending the candidate) including the reference names and e-mail addresses
A passport size photo

Please try to avoid the use of plastic/paper files and staples.

All applications are in English and in paper.

As indicated above some documents must be included as certified copies and certified translations in German or English or French and in the original language. All documents issued in English, German or French must be included as certfied copies only.
A certification can be made by any autority that does have an official seal with national coat of arms (in Germany these are town hall, police, courts, rectory and notaries).

Please note that in case you do not submit all documents requested by the date of the application deadline the missing documents might effect in a lower score point during the selection procedure and thus might lead to a reduced change to receive an admission for the programme and/or to be nominated for an Erasmus Mundus grant.

Electronic pre-application may be send to indicate an interest especially in those cases where air mail systems are operating under difficult conditions. Along with the electronic pre-application to please send:
Application form
A copy of your first degree, including completed and official certificates and transcripts of all previous university studies must be submitted. All academic records which are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations.
A letter of motivation in which you explain why you are interested in this particular Master Course. (1-2 pages)
A statement regarding English proficiency.
A curriculum vitae in English

The applicants from China are requested to submit an additional certificate from 'Akademische Prüfungsstelle Peking' (APS). For further information please visit:

The applicants from Mongolia are requested to submit an additional certificate from Akademische Prüfstelle Ulan-Bator (APS). For further information please visit:

The applicants from Vietnam are requested to submit an additional certificate from Akademische Prüfstelle Hanoi (APS). For further information please visit:

Please note: all self-paying students will be charged with a processing fee of €50 for the application. We will inform you about the payment details when sending you the admission letter.

Please note as well that we do NOT return any of the documents you have sended no matter if you receive an admission to the Master course or not.


If you should have any questions concerning the application or the Master course, please write an e-mail to Ms. Konstanze Loeke: .
Application Deadline : 1 December 2010

Europe : Erasmus Mundus Minerals and Environmental Programme (EMMEP)

Europe : Erasmus Mundus Minerals and Environmental Programme (EMMEP)

The EMMEP (Erasmus Mundus Minerals and Environmental Programme) is a 2 year M.Sc. program for students in Mining / Geotechnical Engineering, Mineral Processing, Recycling and related academic studies. There are three different specialisations; accommodating groups with 15 to 20 students each.

Joining the EMMEP program is an excellent opportunity to study abroad with a group of international students.

Applications for the 2010-2012 Program have now been closed. For the 2011-2013 programme, applications from Non-European Students can be submitted until November 1st, 2010. European Students can apply until April 1st, 2011. The application form can be found here.
Application for students
Application deadline
The application deadline for the Erasmus Mundus EMMEP Master 2011-2013 is:
November 1, 2010 for graduate students applying for a scholarship.
January 1st, 2011 deadline for sending in TOEFL/IELTS score (where applicable)
April 1, 2011 for EU (EEA) graduate students
The application form can be found here: Application form.

EMMEP will notify graduate students upon their elegibility for the scholarship and admission to the program by the end of April 1, 2011.
EU (non third country) students not applying for the scholarship will be notified about their eligibility by May 1, 2011.
Third country graduate student means a national of a third country other than those from EU Member States, EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and candidate countries (Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey) for accession to the European Union.

Application instructions
An application for the EMMEP Programme should contain the following documents:
A manually completed and signed MSc application form with one recent passport photograph attached
A certified copy of your original academic degree(s) (in the original language)
A certified translation of your academic degree(s) in English
Or, in case the degree has not been completed yet, a letter from the unversity stating that you will have your degree completed by 1 July.
A certified copy of original lists of grades/marks (transcripts) in the original language
A certified translation of grades/marks (transcripts) in English
An original report with the official TOEFL score, or IELTS score (academic version).
In the application form for the TOEFL test you select "sciences" under desired field of study. The score needs to be reported to TU Delft International Office, code 0031.
Two letters of recommendation in English (one from an official of the faculty from which you obtained or soon will obtain your diploma and one from your employer or another official, e.g. the supervisor of your BSc thesis work)
A personal statement in English (2000-3000 words; describe e.g. your aspirations, interests, experience, talents, professional academic and personal motivation, why you chose this programme, why your skills and abilities make you a good candidate)
A description of your preferred specialisation within the EMMEP Programme (EMC, EMEC or EGEC)
A certified copy of your birth certificate
A photocopy of passport pages, with name, date, place and expiry date
The EMMEP-Track Choice Form

All applications from international students will be administered by the TUD International Admissions Office.

The application form can be send by regular mail, but the use of a courier (DHL, TNT) is highly recommended! Only hardcopies received before the deadline will be considered!

For questions regarding your application status, please contact the TUD International Admissions Office:

Please send your application form together with the requested documents mentioned above by mail, express mail or registered mail to:

TU Delft International Office
MSc Admissions/EMMEP
Jaffalaan 9a
2628 BX Delft
The Netherlands
Telephone +31 15 27 88012
Telefax +31 15 27 85690
Application Deadline : 1 November 2010

Europe : European Master in Distributed Computing

Europe : European Master in Distributed Computing

The Erasmus Mundus programme in Distributed Computing is a cooperation between KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain. It is a two-year Master's programme including compulsory mobilty for the students.
The EMDC programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from two different European countries and a double degree from two universities.
Students from any country are welcome to apply. A number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available.
Programme description
Partner universities
Fees and scholarships
New Erasmus Mundus programme!
The EMDC programme was approved by the EU-commission in July 2009.
15 September - 30 November, 2010

Last date for sending in your documents: 10 December 2010.
All applicants must submit a complete application, regardless of prior applications.

Required documents for EMDC
A signed cover sheet (generated from the web-based application at - application code EMDCO).
A correctly certified copy of your bachelor’s degree in original language and translated into English.
A correctly certified copy of your transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included.
Proof of your English proficiency.
A Curriculum vitae including details on your academic career.
A letter of motivation
A copy of your passport or some other kind of identification in English.
Two letters of recommendation from professors of the most recently attended higher institution.
Send your documents to the address on the cover sheet and keep an eye out for the link to the Erasmus Mundus Complementary Information form. It will be sent to ‘Your pages’ at when we have received your application documents. Your application is not complete without it.
Application Deadline : 30 November 2010

Europe : CEMACUBE-Common European Masters course in Biomedical Engineering

Europe : CEMACUBE-Common European Masters course in Biomedical Engineering

Goals of the Master's course
In this Master's course, knowledge and skills in all fields in BME will be given, so when you finished the Master's programme, you can be employed as generalist, and you will also be specialised in one particular field of BME; as a student, you are able to select any field within BME. You will be trained to work in interdisciplinary project teams, composed of engineers and medical specialists. To prepare further for interdisciplinary teams, students and scholars are treated as equal. To train for working in a European setting, you will get knowledge in the health care situation in several countries in Europe, and you will be trained in cultural differences between European countries.

In summary, the goal of this course is to acquire the ability to...: in interdisciplinary (engineering – medical) teams in international and thus intercultural (European) teams
...communicate effectively with experts in (bio)medicine and technology
...perform fundamental research in Biomedical Engineering. innovative devices to improve diagnostics and treatment of patients
...follow a post-Master’s training in Biomedical Engineering
...perform a PhD-study
...train continuously (life-long-learning)
Erasmus Mundus
Admission Procedure
Submission to the Master's course of Biomedical Engineering

For submission for the Erasmus Mundus Master's course of Biomedical Engineering, an application form has to be filled in and sended to the University of groningen. The final deadline for this submission is April 17th 2011 for EU-Students and December 1st, 2010 for non-EU-students. On the application form, the three Universities of preference need to be filled out. Also the preference of the University for the third and fourth semester can be filled out. This can be changed until the first of june, the year the third semester is starting. After submission a confirmation of receipt is received by e-mail.

After studying the application forms, the management committee will make a distribution of applicants among the consortium universities based on their capacity. There will be a notification about the outcome of the selection procedure, within 2 months after the deadline for application. This decision is a final decision. The course starts September 1st each year.

If accepted, a letter of acceptance will be received with information on where to start the course. The international offices provide the non-EU students and scholars with all necessary information and materials (brochures especially designed as a guide for foreign students / scholars) on structure of the university, its academic courses and extra-curricular offerings. Subsequently, arrangements will be made with the international offices of the participating universities for visa, housing, etc.

All accepted candidates must reply within 3 weeks to confirm their attendance to the course.
Non-EU students will in principle be equally distributed among the partner universities. Of course, in the distribution process the consortium will take into consideration the preferences of the selected non-EU students as much as possible. The principles of equal opportunities without any form of discrimination will be applied.

We are ready for application now. Please click here to apply now.
Submission for semester 3 and 4
Ultimately, in June of the 2nd semester the three specialisations of the 3rd semester in the preference of choice must be submitted.
After one year the studying progress will be judged. If the first year is not finished, the student has to leave the EMMC. In this way we will increase the level of our Master’s.
Selection criteria
To ensure quality of the course, the enrolment in CEMACUBE is limited to 20 students per consortium university. The consortium reserves at least 15 places for non-EU students.
For the first year that the EMMC is running the course is limited to 35 European students and 15 non-EU students, so in general 10 per consortium university.

For admission with a scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:

A BSc in Biomedical, chemical, electronical or mechanical engineering, or applied physics. In detail the Bachelor program must demonstrate that the following criteria are attained:
Basic knowledge and understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry
Applying, integrating knowledge and understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry
The capability to communicate effectively in English, both in written and in verbal form.
An ability to conduct scientific research individually on a distinct, well described topic
An ability to design products that can solve problems in a systematic way
The applicant needs to send in the original of the transcript of records (or certified copy) or degree certificate. Applicants in the final year of their Bachelor’s study may also apply. They should send in an updated version of their transcript of records. They will be accepted on the condition that they will have met with all requirements by the start of the CEMACUBE-course in September.
Degree certificates, originating from other than the consortium universities, will be judged by the consortium secretariat that use lists of universities with a sufficient level of quality.
An excellent command of the English language is a prerequisite for participation in the CEMACUBE programme.
Academic excellence as is evident from the awarding institution of the first degree, the grades obtained and the content of two letters of reference.
Well-written and well-considered motivation letter to follow the CEMACUBE-course
Relevant work experience to follow the CEMACUBE-course successfully as is made evident in a curriculum vitae.
A completed application form received, which includes besides the above mentioned documents, one passport-sized photo and a copy of the passport.

All other students should follow a repair programme prior to this Master's course

EU-regulations that are installed to ensure a geographical balance of the selected students require that no more than two students from the same country can be awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship

Due to the high tuition fees in Dublin, we will limit the number of students for Dublin to 14%. The other students will go to the other 4 universities (a mean of 21% per university).
Erasmus Mundus Masters are funded by the European Union. Together with 18 other Master programmes, CEMACUBE has in 2009 been selected as a new Erasmus Mundus Masters programme that will be funded for five years (and with possible extension of another 5 years). The competition was fierce; only about 20% of the proposals for new Erasmus Mundus Masters have been awarded funding.

Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance the quality of higher education in Europe, and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with third-world countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in non-European countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.
Application Deadline : 1 December 2010

Italy : Postdoctoral fellow on gasification process design

Italy : Postdoctoral fellow on gasification process design

Available position
A research fellowship is offered to join the research program Advanced concepts and process schemes for CO2 free fluidised and entrained bed co-gasification of coals, financed by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel of the European Commission for the period 2010-2013. This international project aims at integrating gasification schemes for the co-gasification of coal, biomass and wastes with processes for CO2 separation and capture. The project will be carried out by nine research units of European universities, research centres and companies
The research fellow will be responsible for flowsheet model development of process schemes, including entrained flow gasification, water gas shift reaction, CO2 capture and power generation. The program will cover also heat integration and economic evaluation of the process.
A Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or Process Engineering with extensive experience (preferably two years) using process simulation software (Aspen Plus, Hysys, ProII, gProms etc.). Good level of knowledge and experience in programming language are highly appreciated

Duration and scholarship
Two years (possible one year extension). 16000-19000 EUR/year depending on experience. Considering the cost of living in Salerno, the scholarship is more than adequate for covering all the living expenses.
Starting date
October-November 2010.
How to apply
Please send an email with cover letter, CV and a list of two references to
Dr. Diego Barletta, Assistant professor of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical and Food Engineering, University of Salerno
Via Ponte Don Melillo, I-84084 Fisciano (I)
Tel. +39 089962499 Fax +39 089964057 email dbarletta[at]
Application Deadline : 30 September 2010
Contact Adress: Diego Barletta
Contact Email: dbarletta[at]

PhD position in Applied Bioinformatics at Wageningen University & Research Centre (WUR), Netherlands

PhD position “Whole genome sequence analysis in tomato: Mechanisms of introgression breeding”.

Background: Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) is worldwide renowned for its research and education in the fields of life sciences, plant improvement and sustainability. Through these activities it aims to make essential contributions to the quality of life. A focus of pioneering research towards increased yields and improved quality is the genome biology of economically valuable crops such as tomato and potato.

The Plant Sciences Group of WUR has an important position in international efforts to elucidate and use the genome sequence of these crops. The Applied Bioinformatics group of the PSG participates in these efforts through next generation sequencing, genome assembly, annotation and extracting biologically relevant knowledge from such genome sequences.

WUR is also a partner in the Centre for BioSystems Genomics (CBSG2012). The CBSG and the National Institute for Plant Genome Research in Delhi, India, have received a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to start a joint research project on development and application of next generation sequencing technologies to one of CBSG’s crop targets, tomato, which is also an important crop in India.

Job description: the job concerns a PhD position in the Applied Bioinformatics group of the Plant Sciences Group of WUR. In this project, we will analyze the genomes of three tomato genotypes: two parents of the well-studied introgression line population, S. lycopersicum cv. Allround and S. pennellii LA716, and the genome of one F5 offspring line. Sequencing of these genomes will be performed in an associated project and will involve a combination of next generation sequencing technologies.

Comparative bioinformatic analyses of the parent and offspring genomes will be geared towards obtaining novel insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying genetic introgression in plants. The PhD student will assemble, annotate and compare the three genome sequences with the aim to study the pattern of genome reorganization from chromosome- down to nucleotide-level detail. We will test and employ a variety of bioinformatics tools for genome assembly, annotation and whole-genome comparison, and perform SNP mining for breeding purposes.

The collaboration within this project with the National Institute for Plant Genome Research in New Delhi, India, will imply that the PhD student will spend a maximum of 2 years of the 4-year PhD study at the sister institute in India. In addition, the PhD student will actively cooperate with an Indian counterpart (PhD student) based in Delhi and working on the breeding aspects of the project. This PhD student in return will spend a maximum of 2 years in Wageningen.

Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

What do we look for?
We are looking for an enthusiast team player with:

an excellent academic record (MSc) in bioinformatics
interest in genome informatics and bioinformatics for breeding
demonstrable skills in programming (perl or python, java, R) and databases (MySQL)
good oral and written communication skills in English
willingness to spend several periods amounting to 2 years of the PhD period in New Delhi, India
people skills in connection with biologists, breeders and bioinformaticians
What do we offer?
You will be part of a young, dynamic and focused applied bioinformatics group of ~15 people consisting of computational biologists and biology-oriented informaticians that focus on bioinformatics challenges in genomics. We offer a state-of-the art computational infrastructure and have close collaboration with plant biologists and breeding companies with considerable expert knowledge of the biological issues and wishes concerning the data. The position is available for 4 years, full time (38 hrs/wk), 2 years of which will be housed in New Delhi, India. The student will be part of the graduate school of Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS). The research should result in the successful defence of a PhD after 4 years. In line with the quality protocol of EPS, after 12 months and assuming progress and performance of the PhD student meets requirements the position will be continued for the full period.

Preferred starting date: as soon as possible.

Estimated maximum salary: € 2042/month in the first year, rising to € 2612/month in the fourth year (Dutch university PhD)

Need to know more?
Additional information about this project can be obtained from dr. Roeland van Ham, +31-317-481053,

You can apply for this job before October 1st, 2010 at

Reference number: PSG-BIOS-0001

Scholarships for Foreign Graduate Students in Journalism, USA

International scholarship in the field of Journalism by The Foreign Press Association
The Foreign Press Association, founded in 1918 and the oldest association of journalists in the United States, has established a scholarship program aimed at encouraging foreign students enrolled in graduate programs in this country to pursue a career reporting on international affairs.

A minimum of three scholarships will be awarded, one for $10,000, one for $7,500, and the other for $5,000. The money is to be used for further study in print, broadcast or photojournalism. Only applicants with F-1 and J-1 Visas are eligible for consideration.

Presentation of awards will be made at the Annual Dinner of the FPA in early May 2011.

The deadline for submission of material is December 30, 2010.

Further Scholarship Information and Application:

PhD Position in 3D Measurement System for the Design of a Novel Solar Energy Power Plant, Austria

Vienna University of Technology (VUT) is announcing a Doctoral College (DC) called Energy Systems 2030 (ENSYS 2030). The Doctoral College is related to VUT’s research focus Energy and Environment and daimensioned for a research group of ten (10) PhD-Students. The project is organized into four (4) work packages. The PhD students are jointly managed by an inter-disciplinary faculty of ten (10) university professors.

Within the work package Offshore Solar Energy, the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (E122) announces the following PhD#3 (working title): The determination of the 3D shape of static and deformable objects with photogrammetric or ranging methods.

This dissertation concentrates on the development of methods for the highly accurate determination of deformable objects, which partly consists of transparent and reflecting materials. These objects are pneumatic structures for offshore solar power plants. A special focus lies on automation, robustness, reliability and quality assurance. Research comprises essential considerations regarding

sensor selection and adequate arrangement of the measurement set-up,
the calibration of the entire acquisition system under laboratory and real world conditions
assessment of achievable and achieved quality and
the interoperability with modeling and simulation procedures provided by research partners.
The dissertation requires a high level of communication and coordination with the main partners situated both in the UK (Univ. of Strathclyde) and in Vienna (Vienna Model Basin Ltd, E317 – Institute for Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics, E302 – Institute of Energy Systems and Thermodynamics) Main objective is to develop a basic design concept for offshore solar power plants.

Given that VUT is seeking a 50% quote of female DC participants, applications of female students are particularly encouraged.

Qualification: Master level of Surveying and Geoinformation ( preferably Photogrammetry), Computer Vision, Physics, (or equivalent)

Supervision: Prof. Jansa, Prof. Rammerstorfer

Project Start: Target commencement date is October 15th, 2010. The dissertation is financed for a duration of three (3) years.

Financing through the DC: The remuneration financed through the DC is 909€ per month, 14 times per year. According to VUT collective agreement for pre-doc positions this corresponds to an employment level of 15 hours per week.

Complementary Financing: For PhD#3 complementary financing through national and international research funds is planned. The effective employment level is targeted to be 40 hours per week shortly after project start. Specific arrangements will be discussed during job interviews.

Additional Information:


Interested individuals should address their letter of application (including letter of motivation, CV and a report of master and bachelor level credits) until October 6th , 2010 to the VUT Personnel Department for scientific staff, Karlsplatz 13, A 1040 Vienna, Austria,
(Fax: +43 1 58801-41048)

Application Deadline : 6 October 2010

Web Link

Loughborough University Development Trust (LUDT) Scholarships 2011, UK

Distance learning bursaries are available for new self-financing students resident in certain countries including many developing countries and low income group countries, to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate by distance learning.

These distance learning bursaries are available thanks to the Loughborough University Development Trust, which raises funds from former students and other friends of the University, and from generous grants from the Thriplow Trust and the Waterloo Foundation. A LUDT Scholarship subsidises study of up to four distance learning modules (which form a Postgraduate Certificate, but which could later contribute to an MSc if you can find the full fees for five more modules). The subsidy is such that scholars pay only £300 per module for the four subsidised modules.

For entry in January 2011 there are fifteen scholarships available for new self-financing students resident in certain countries to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate by distance learning. There are three Certificate programmes for which the scholarship can be awarded: Water and Waste Engineering (WWE), Water and Environmental Management (WEM) and Infrastructure in Emergencies (IIE) – click the links for more details.

Certificate programmes consist of four modules. The current module fee is £1025 and the scholarship will be to the value of £725 per module, £2900 in total. Students will need to fund the balance of £300 per module, £1200 in total. This will be paid in instalments of £300, each payment being made before the relevant module starts.

Applicants must already have accepted an unconditional offer of a place on one of the three Postgraduate Certificate Programmes. Click here for further details and application form.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 October 2010.

Further scholarship details and application:

The Government of the Czech Republic Scholarships 2011 for Developing Countries

The Government of the Czech Republic offers a number of scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance Programme in support of the study of foreign nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic.
These so called Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study:
in Bachelor/Master study programmes plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training). Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from upper secondary schools who can enrol only in study programmes in which they follow instruction in the Czech language. Depending on the subject area, applicants are normally required to take entrance examinations at the respective institution of higher education. The scholarship award is conditional upon a successful passing of entrance examinations;
in follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes. Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from Bachelor or Master study programmes, respectively, who enrol in study programmes with instruction in the English language.
Study Areas Available in English:
1) Economics
follow-up master study programme Economics, Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (;
doctoral study programme Economic Theories, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles University in Prague (;
2) Informatics
follow-up master study programme Informatics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (;
follow-up master study programme Information Management, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové (;
3) Agriculture
follow-up master study programme Natural Resources and Enviroment, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (;
follow-up master study programme Forestry, Water and Landscape Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (;
follow-up master study programme Technology and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (;
doctoral study programme Chemistry (Agriculture Chemistry), Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno (
Scholarship applications together with the required attachments are to be submitted to the appropriate Czech Embassy in the applicant’s country before the deadline set by the Embassy so that the applicants’ dossiers reach the respective Czech authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport) by 15 January each year.
Students who, at the time of application, stay in the Czech Republic may submit the respective documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation, by 31 December of the preceding year at the latest.
Foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residence in the Czech Republic are not eligible to apply for Government scholarships.
A limited number of scholarships is offered to students from developing countries who file their applications with the respective National UNESCO Commissions. For contact information on individual local offices see (and search under the heading Communities, National Commissions).
Applications sent directly to the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will not be processed.
Prospective applicants are advised to address their inquiries concerning, among others, their eligibility and closing date for applications to the Czech Embassies in their countries.
Detailed information on the terms and conditions of scholarship awards is provided in the binding “Instructions regarding the Scholarship Award Scheme of the Government of the Czech Republic” issued in English (click to download inPDF (238.73 KB) or Word (188.50 KB)), which the prospective applicants are advised to peruse.
Scholarship application forms may be obtained from the respective Czech Embassies or downloaded here in PDF (137.23 KB) or Word (176.50 KB) format. (For the list of required attachments see part 1.1, 2.1 of the Instructions.)
Attachment f) “Medicate Certificate” must be issued on the official form that is available at the respective Czech Embassies and can be also downloaded here in English (PDF, Word).

Doctoral Studentships 2010 at School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London, UK

The School of Business and Management currently has three studentships available for entry onto the PhD Programme in January 2011.

Research within the School clusters around six broad themes (i) innovation, networks and knowledge; (ii) communications, discourse and narratives; (iii) equality and diversity; (iv) education; (v) globalisation and (vi) business history. Faculty conduct research across one or more of these themes. We also host the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, the Globalisation Research Centre, the Business History Research Centre and co-host the Centre for Global Security and Development with the School of Geography and the School of Politics.

More about PhD research.

We are looking to attract applications from candidates with an interest in one of three broad areas – innovation, ethics and communications. However we welcome applications which may be inter-disciplinary and cross-cut any of our research themes, for example the ethics, fairness and diversity of contemporary policy and employment practices, the globalisation of innovation, pedagogical issues associated with the use of digital communication, transparency and accountability in the context of globalisation, fairtrade governance structures and impacts on local development etc.

More about the PhD programme.

One of the Studentships will entail working as a paid editorial assistant one day a week with the journal ephemera: theory and politics in organization, the other two will be scholarships without any specific tasks attached. All will be subject to the terms of conditions of Queen Mary funded College studentships in the Humanities and Social Sciences see

The Studentships are open to home and overseas students and include payment of tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,590.

The school strongly advises prospective PhD students to contact a member of the School before they apply to the programme. This will ensure that your research proposal is complementary to the expertise and strengths of the School. Details about the School’s academic staff and their research interests can be found below:

Academic Staff Details

For further information please contact:-
Miss Monira Begum
PhD Programme Administrator
Tel: 020 7882 8581

Information about the Doctoral Programme and the application procedure can be found here:

The deadline for return of completed applications is 5.00pm (GMT) on 31st October 2010.


Macquarie University International Scholarship (MUIS) 2011 for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework

Macquarie University has one of the most generous scholarship programs in the country, and provides opportunities each year to many students to undertake studies at Macquarie University. Macquarie University is also a participant in Australian Government Scholarship programs.

Applicants must:

Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
Have met the University’s academic and English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship (must hold a FULL OFFER by the application deadline).
Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 for Postgraduate applications and minimum requirement of an ATAR equivalent of 90 out of 100 for Undergraduate applications.
You are not eligible if:

You are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency of Australia.
You are currently enrolled at Macquarie University for a program which is equivalent in level.
You have completed the same level or a higher level of study previously.
You are in receipt of another equivalent or major award or scholarship.
You are a Study Abroad or an Exchange student coming to Macquarie University.
If you are applying through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) click here for more information

If you are applying for an Honours degree click here for more information


Macquarie University International Scholarships are available across most courses to cover international tuition fees for study on campus at North Ryde in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree. Postgraduate courses not available under MUIS are Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management, Master of Applied Finance (MAF), Master of Advanced Surgery and Master of Surgery.

Scholarships will be granted to cover the credit points required to complete a single undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

The scholarship provides course fees for the minimum course duration. No additional allowances are payable. The scholarship does NOT provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airfares, accommodation, conferences or other costs associated with study. Annual renewal of the MUIS is subject to satisfactory performance in the Macquarie University degree program.

To download the MUIS conditions click here.


Applicants must complete a course application form with certified copies of all relevant documents and application fee of $110. The application fee will be refunded if you are awarded an MUIS. Once your course application has been processed you will receive a Macquarie University Student Number which is compulsory to submit the online MUIS application form.

Download an application form for undergraduate or postgraduate study.
Applicants must also complete an online MUIS application form. Students must have a Macquarie University Student Number before applying for the MUIS. As part of the application students must nominate two referees to complete a Referee Report, and must also provide a ‘Statement of Purpose’ of approximately one page outlining their interest in the scholarship program and indicating how the academic qualification will benefit themselves and their community. For more information and to apply click here.
IMPORTANT: Additional supporting documents are no longer required. The ‘Statement of Purpose’ must be submitted as a Word or PDF document and has a file size limit of 256KB.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.


MUIS Applications for Semester 2, 2010 are now closed.

Please note that deadlines are strictly enforced and applications submitted after the due date will not be considered for a scholarship.

Semester 1, 2011 Commencement

MUIS online applications for Semester 1, 2011 must be submitted by 31 October, 2010


MUIS applicants must also submit their International Undergraduate or Postgraduate Application Form by 1 October, 2010

Semester 2, 2011 Commencement

MUIS online applications for Semester 2, 2011 must be submitted by 30 April, 2011


MUIS applicants must also submit their International Undergraduate or Postgraduate Application Form by 1 April, 2011

IMPORTANT: Applicants must hold a FULL OFFER for the course by the MUIS deadline to be considered for the scholarship. For information about understanding your offer letter click here.


Students applying for a scholarship for Semester 2, 2010 will be advised of the outcome of their application in June 2010.

Students applying for a scholarship for Semester 1, 2011 will be advised of the outcome of their application in December 2010.

For scholarship enquiries contact


Master Scholarship 2011 in Data mining and Knowledge Management (DMKM) at Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

The primary social and economic value of modern societies is knowledge. For this reason, mastering Information technology for structured or unstructured information recorded in Datawarehouses, such as the Web, and containing dormant knowledge is essential to the development of both individual and society.

Data mining and knowledge management (DMKM) has become essential for improving the competitiveness of businesses and increasing access to knowledge. DMKM still comes up, however, against major scientific and technological obstacles. This EM MC’s degree in DMKM proposes specialized training in this field.

The consortium is composed of six universities among four countries: France (University of Pierre and Marie Curie Paris 6, University of Lyon Lumière Lyon 2, Polytec’Nantes), Romania (University Polithenica of Bucharest), Italy (University of East Piedmont) and Spain (Technical University of Catalonia). The Master in DMKM is based on experience in multi-site teaching gained from the Master’s degree in Knowledge Extraction from Data, which has been running since 1999 within three members of the consortium.

Admission criteria:

To be eligible to apply for the Master’s programme DMKM, students must satisfy to both of the following conditions:

Be the holder of a Bachelor’s degree (a minimum of three years’ study at a university and corresponding to the equivalent of 180 ECTS) in the fields of Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics:
When applying, since visa process takes a long time, for Students living in third countries.
By July, 15th, For Students living in EU.
Mastering English at a level equivalent to 550 TOEFL.
On this site, a table with the conversion rate between TOEFL International score and other English proficiency scale is reported. More precisely, the minimum scores required to be acceptable for the Master are the following ones:
TOEFL International (Paper) ≥ 550
TOEFL Computer ≥ 213
IELTS ≥ 6.0
TOEIC ≥ 690
VEC Online ≥ 74
CPE graded B
The Master in DMKM is aimed at students from all over the world. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the fields of computer science, mathematics or statistics, as well as a good level of English (TOEFL 550 or equivalent). Admission is granted on the basis of a selection procedure. Classes are taught in English and the course is composed of 18 modules of around sixty hours each. The course runs over 4 semesters.

The first semester is devoted to basic training and includes subjects in mathematics, statistics, databases, etc., whereas the two following ones are devoted to acquire two specialties among six ones, such as Complex Data Mining, Information retrieval, Knowledge acquisition and management, etc. The fourth semester is targeted to the writing of a dissertation in either a laboratory or a company. Language classes will also be provided to ensure that students integrate as well as possible in socio-cultural terms in the host country. Each student must spend (6-12) months in at least two of the four countries.

Students that have obtained 120 ECTS will automatically obtain national Master degrees from the countries in which they have studied. Classes are transmitted via video-conferencing. They are also recorded and accessible online. Students can benefit, on their site of residence, from support in the form of tutoring for each course. Tuition fees are 4,000 €/year for European students and 8,000 €/year for other students. All candidates may apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

Contact detail:


PhD Scholarship at the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

The position will be placed at the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory in the department of Microelectronic and Nanoscience at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.

The Department is doing research and education with focus on future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems and houses a 1240 m2 of cleanroom space, with state-of-the-art research equipments providing a broad platform for the development and testing of new ideas in nanoelectronic devices.

Job description

Spin-electronics is an alternative paradigm for information processing in which the state variable is the spin angular momentum of the electronic carriers. The ability to exploit spin in semiconductors has rapidly progressed in recent years, with discovery of exciting new phenomena raising prospects for novel devices having new functionality. Much of the interest in materials like silicon and graphene derives from its robustness and longevity of spin as it is only weakly coupled to other degrees of freedom.

Recent demonstrations of spin injection at room temperature in silicon (S.P. Dash et al. Nature 462, 491 (2009)) and graphene (Nature 448, 571 (2007)) bring semiconductor based spin-electronics a step closer to application. For further development still lots of issues remain to be addressed in this project, such as, spin transport in silicon and graphene nanostructures, improvement in spin lifetime by identification and elimination of spurious effects, and electrical control of spin polarization in such materials.

A three-pronged approach will be taken for this research; (i) silicon and graphene nanostructures with improved interfaces with different useful materials will be prepared; (ii) electrical, structural and magnetic properties of interfaces and nanosturctures will be characterized; (iii) the results from device characterization will be used as feedback for selection of new interface materials, with the aim to achieve excellent electronic and spin transport properties of devices. While performing experiments in this research field, the PhD student will have enough freedom to explore and invent their own ideas.

Required qualifications

The successful applicant needs to have master degree in Physics or Nanotechnology, or an equivalent subject. Computer programming skills (in MatLab and LabVIEW, in particular) and experience of working in a clean-room environment are the merits. We prefer candidates with good team spirit, who like to work in an internationally oriented environment. Fluency in English is a requirement. Chalmers is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Application procedure

The application shall be written in English and include the following items:

An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae
Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)
The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2010/173) must be written on the first page of the application.


Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg
Further information

For further information about the position please contact

Dr. Saroj P. Dash
Assistant professor, Dept of Microelectronic and Nanoscience
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg
Phone +31 62632 9741
Union representatives

* SACO: Jan Lindér
* ST: Marie Wenander
* SEKO: Johan Persson

All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00


Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarship in MathMods ? Mathematical Modelling in Engineering

Erasmus Mundus MSc Course in MathMods – Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications.

Mathematical modelling lies at the heart of most current technological innovations and has become a fundamental tool in many fields of engineering. Essentially multidisciplinary in its applications, mathematical modelling and simulation is in its own right a key technology which is bound to increase its presence within efficient industries and business innovation departments. The proposed programme reflects this multidisciplinarity, drawing on the unifying mathematical aspects from the various and often separate engineering disciplines. This allows the development of an essentially unified methodological approach to modelling and simulation of real engineering challenges.

MathMods is coordinated by the University of L’Aquila in Italy and involves other four leading universities in Europe: the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Catalonia – Spain (UAB), the University of Hamburg in Germany (UHH), the Gdansk University of Technology in Poland (GUT) and the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis in France (UNSA).



Applied Mathematics
Mathematics with a good background in Physics
Physics with a good background in Mathematics
Engineering with a large background in Mathematics and Physics.
Language certificate

TOEFL: minimum 550 for PBT / 213 for CBT / 80 for IBT. You may send the TOEFL certificate simply as a photocopy or you may send it directly through ETS. Use these data when adding us as a new score recipient: Code number: 3676, Institution: University of L’Aquila.
IELTS: 6.0 points
CPE: Grades A, B, C
CAE: Grades A, B
or equivalent to the above.
Contact detail:


EMIN - Economics and Management of Network Industries

The Erasmus Master Course on Economics and Management of Network Industries has the objective of training highly qualified professionals, able to manage and regulate efficiently network industries and infrastructures.

The program is supported by the European Commission Erasmus Mundus programme, mainly through the funding of scholarships for third-country students and scholars.


Deadlines for 2010-11 course:
January 17th 2010 for third country students requesting a Category A Scholarship.
May 9th 2010 for the rest of the students.

Read this for more Information :


Master/PhD Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2011 For Outside UK Students

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Applications for 2011 are now open!

Application material for Gates Cambridge Scholarships and graduate admission to the University of Cambridge for 2011-12 entry is now available from the University’s Graduate Studies Prospectus.

Most applicants will apply simultaneously for graduate admission to the University of Cambridge and for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship using one application form (GRADSAF). As well as the GRADSAF form, applicants must also submit supporting documentation (e.g. three references, transcripts and any other material required by the University). Full details are available from the Graduate Studies Prospectus.

Applicants for the MBA and MFin programmes run by the Judge Business School should see these websites for information about how to apply for admission and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Before submitting an application all applicants are strongly encouraged to read through the entire ‘apply’ section of this website.

Please note:

* The Trust no longer offers scholarships for a second undergraduate degree.
* The Trust does not admit or place scholars.

Who is Eligible

Candidates for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship:

may be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.
may apply to study any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
may apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study:
PhD (three year research-only degree)
One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree)
MBBChir Clinical Studies (four year postgraduate degree)
must be admitted to one of the degrees above at Cambridge through the University’s normal admission procedures. The Trust does not admit students.
must be well prepared for the Cambridge course for which they are applying and must meet all of the conditions for admission specified by the University (e.g. academic, English language proficiency, if required, and any other conditions set).
must be able to show evidence of high academic achievement, leadership potential, social commitment and a good fit with Cambridge.
who are already studying at Cambridge are only eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if they are applying for a new course of study (e.g. a one year ‘MPhil only’ student may apply for funding to continue on to the PhD). Candidates already studying at Cambridge who are not applying for a new course of study (e.g. have already started their PhD) are not eligible to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
The Ideal Candidate

There is no one template for a Gates Scholar: each scholar is different and brings something unique to the programme.

However, when selecting Gates Scholars, the Trust looks for students with enthusiasm, robustness of intellect, a willingness to engage and an appropriate humility that comes from an awareness that nothing is ever really simple.

In particular, Gates Scholars will be driven by the values of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which include a commitment to reducing inequities and improving lives around the world. The Foundation’s mission is to increase opportunity and equity for those most in need, particularly in the areas of health and education, often through the use of science and technology.

The Trust expects a good match to be made between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and what Cambridge has to offer. Successful applicants will have the ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline while in Cambridge, with a strong aptitude for research, analysis and a creative approach to defining and solving problems.


A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely:

the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate*
a maintenance allowance for a single student (£12, 500 for 12 months at the 2009-10 rate; pro rata for courses shorter then 12 months)
one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
A discretionary contribution towards the costs of supporting dependants at Cambridge (upon application).
Once in residence, Gates Scholars may apply for financial help with the costs of attending conferences, undertaking fieldwork and other activities.

*The University Composition Fee varies for different types of students and applicants should see the Graduate Studies Prospectus for full details about precise amounts. Where a student from the European Union has been successful in gaining a fees award from public authorities, the Trust will not pay these fees.

Application Timetable

There are two application cycles: one for US citizens and one for non-US citizens.

What stage? USA Non USA
Application deadline 15 October 2010 1 December 2010
Departmental ranking November February
Trust shortlisting Mid-December Early March
Shortlisted candidates invited to interview Mid-December Early March
Interviews Early February Late March
Scholarships offered Early February Late March
NB: US citizens who are already at studying at the University of Cambridge may apply the later deadline of 1 December.

For further details and application go to:

PhD Studentships in Economics at University of Otago, New Zealand

The Department of Economics of the University of Otago in New Zealand is expanding its PhD programme and invites applications for Ph.D. Studentships (Scholarships). Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit. Please note that in order to be considered for a scholarship, the absolute minimum required is an “A-” grade average, aside from other academic achievements. The University of Otago is New Zealand’s leading research university. In the most recent national research evaluation exercise (PBRF) – equivalent to the British RAE and the Australian ERA – Otago was ranked first in Economics and first overall.

Applications are considered throughout the year.

Each Scholarship will pay university tuition fees and in addition a living allowance of NZ $20,000 per annum for up to three years, for a total of NZ $60.000. Additional income from research assistance and/or tutoring may be available.

Information on the relative cost of living in New Zealand is available at

The normal period of study is three years. Applicants should have completed at least four years of university study in Economics, and hold an Honours or Masters degree, with excellent grades, which includes a research component. The PhD programme at Otago is by research only, that is, it does not include any course work. We expect that you will have taken courses equivalent to our own honours programme, which includes advanced courses in micro- and macroeconomic theory and in econometrics. The fact that the Otago PhD does not include course work means that you need to have obtained the skills (either theoretical, empirical or both) required for your proposed research before coming to Otago. In addition, it is assumed that you have good written English skills.

If you would like feedback on whether you may qualify for a scholarship, please email a CV, copies of your academic transcripts, showing the courses you have taken and the grades you obtained, plus a 2 to 3 page research proposal, that clearly sets out the hypothesis you wish to test, the methodology you will use to test the hypothesis, and how your research will extend the existing literature to:

Professor Alfred A. Haug
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Department of Economics
University of Otago

For more information on the PhD programme, please consult the Department’s website at

University of Surrey PhD Studentship in Economics

The Department of Economics, a dynamic and academically successful unit, is now looking to recruit two highly motivated PhD students (UK/EU applicants only) for a three year period (subject to satisfactory annual performance) from October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Vacancy Ref: 7806
Vacancy Title: PhD Studentship – Competition 2010
Department: Department of Economics
Job Family: Research and Teaching

The Department is one of the UK’s leading academic centres for Economics, with an international reputation for both research and teaching at all levels. The successful applicant will registrar for a PhD and be required to teach up to a maximum of 180 hours a year. The fees for the PhD will be paid by the department and the student will also receive a bursary of £10,800 per annum (includes teaching support element of up to 180 hours) along with receive research support of £200 per annum.

The successful candidate will have a good first degree in economics and have (or be expected to attain) a good (merit or above) Masters Degree in economics. Candidates will also have strong research potential and be willing to pursue research in an area consistent with the current research interests and expertise of the department. In addition, the individual will have the skills necessary to undertake undergraduate tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions across the whole spectrum of economics.

Applications must be made in the form of an application form (available at You should also supply a CV along with a two page research proposal together with the names and addresses of two academic referees.

Application Deadline: 27th September 2010

Further scholarship information and Application:

PhD Positions in Statistics at Padova University, Italy

Seven PhD positions are available for candidates interested in the area of Statistical Sciences. The seven positions for the PhD School in Statistics are covered by scholarships of euros 13.638,47 per year for a total of 3 years. In detail, 6 positions are supported by scholarship from the University of Padova;

1 position is supported by scholarship from Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo on the subject “Innovation diffusion processes: diachronic competition, interpersonal communication, and networks” (supervisor Prof. Renato Guseo);
Two more positions are available without scholarship, for students who would like to attend the School and have funding from other sources.
Admission to the PhD School in Statistics will be decided on the basis of qualifications only and does not require an entry examination.

Announcement for admission to PhD Schools of Padova University has been published at the University website

on September 3rd, 2010, with deadline on October 4th, 2010. Please note that documentation has to be received by the University within the deadline.

For further information, please see or contact

SUFONAMA Master Scholarships 2011 in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management

The MSc programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates to deal with the enormous challenge in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature areas in an integrated landscape context. Through a top-level, research-based education, graduates will gain the required competencies for working with sustainable forest and nature management issues: a significant theoretical foundation, practical and international experience, and a cross-disciplinary approach.

The SUFONAMA programme is offered by a consortium of five European universities:

University of Copenhagen,
Bangor University,
University of Göttingen,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and
University of Padova.
SUFONAMA offers a truly integrated study programme with a resulting double degree which is fully recognised in all the participating countries. The language of instruction is English.
The programme consists of a first study year at one of three institutions (Bangor, Copenhagen, Göttingen) followed by a second study year at one of the four other institutions. The aim of the first study year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable forestry and nature management. The first year ends with a compulsory Joint Summer Module, run as a two-week excursion to a Consortium country. The first year allows students to choose freely among the five specialisation options in the second year. Each specialisation is based on the partner universities’ research strengths. The specialisation includes a masters thesis based on research and fieldwork in Europe. Specialisation options in the second year are (i) Conservation and land management (Bangor), (ii) Economic management of forests and nature (Copenhagen), (iii) Timber and non-timber forest product use and processing (Göttingen), (vi) Scandinavian and East European forestry (Alnarp, Sweden) and (v) Mountain forestry and watershed management (Padova).

Every year about 20 scholarships are expected to be available for Non-EU and EU students. Category A scholarships for non-EU applicants amount to € 24,000 per year for two years and Category B scholarships for EU applicants amount to €10,000 per year for two years. Grant holders are selected on the basis of academic potential and in observance of geographical criteria determined by the European Commission.


How to apply

Non-EU and EU Students

The EM Masters course, SUFONAMA, is open to non-EU and EU students. Every year approx. 17-20 EU scholarships are available.

Category A Scholarships for Third-country nationals: Total 48.000 EUR

Category A scholarships can be awarded to masters students from all countries other than the 27 EU menber states and EEA/EFTA states: Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. Furthermore, you must comply with the 12 months rule: You must not be a resident nor have carried out main activity (studies, work etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

Category B Scholarships for European nationals: Total 20.000 EUR

Category B scholarships can be awarded to any masters students who do not fullfil the criteria A defined above, i.e nationality requirement and 12 months rule.

For both categories please note:

You must study in two of the consortium partner countries.
The two countries must be different from the country in which you have obtained your last university degree.
If you hold an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, these two countries must be different from the country in which you obtained your last university degree.

It is possible to be admitted to the Course, even though you are not awarded a scholarship. You will then have to cover EM SUFONAMA participatory costs. If you finance your study yourself, you are allowed to study in the country of your last university degree.

Deadline for category A and B students is 1 December 2010

Application form for category A and B students
Admission criteria

A good BSc degree in Forestry, Biology or related fields such as Environmental Science or Geography, alternatively in Economics, Management or Political Science
Good English language proficiency
Experience from relevant practice may be an advantage
Personal statement of motivation
Recommendations from two referees
As of the academic year 2011/12 the number of applications by third country students must be limited to maximum three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses.
In the eventual case that a student applies to more than three EM Courses he/she will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.


Scholars are established researchers and teachers. The Erasmus Mundus programme supports visiting NON-EU scholars staying at EM SUFONAMA universities for a period of typically three months.The weekly living allowance including travel costs is 1.200 EUR

For further information, please see the application form for guest lecturers

IT University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships 2011

The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) invites applications for a number of PhD scholarships starting in February 2011. We are interested in applications that focus on one or more of the research areas below.

Efficient solutions to computationally hard problems, algorithms for searching and analyzing of large amounts of data, databases and data mining, sensor networks and data management, algorithm engineering, experimental performance studies.

Automated reasoning, categorical logic, type theory, coordination languages, electronic voting, logical frameworks, models for concurrency, distributed and mobile computation, programming languages semantics, modular program verification, programming languages, static analysis of programming and modelling languages, workflow languages.
Tools, methods and processes for software development, including programming and modelling languages, requirements, architecture, empirical studies, and software for user interface design, pervasive computing and decision support.

Game aesthetics, game ontology, games and narratives, game culture, game play, player communities, games and human computer interfaces/game testing, game artificial intelligence, player (cognitive and affective) modeling, computational intelligence and games.

Computer supported cooperative work, science and technology studies, health care IT, organizations and IT, globalization and technology, mutual shaping of culture, organizations, people, and technologies, through practices of design and use.

Advanced and innovative communication trends, design and development of interactive technologies for senior citizens, methods of pragmatic inclusive design, user modeling, design and evaluation of assistive technology-user interface history, emerging body-centric and perception-centric techniques for human-computer interaction based on mobile tracking of eye-gaze, body posture, hand gestures, and everyday object manipulation and society.

Study of digital culture, digital media, mediated interpersonal communication and the way we use a variety of digital media in our everyday lives for social, practical and expressive purposes.

The study of mobile communication and online media’s social consequences, in both national and international contexts, addressing the interplay of local and global phenomena.

More information about the individual research groups, their research interests and specific PhD projects within their areas.

You are also welcome to contact individual members of the faculty directly for more information about the respective research areas.

Applicants accepted will be employed and enrolled at the IT University for a period of 3 or 4 years.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

For example, the basic salary of a 3 year PhD student amounts to
DKK 25.014,58 per month.

General information:
A successful applicant will be an excellent student capable of conducting research under supervision from the IT University’s faculty members at the highest international level.

The PhD scholarships run for a period of 3- or 4-years depending on the university degree level of the applicant.

The following qualifications are required. If you apply to be enrolled you have 2 options:

• 3 year programme, you must be able to present a Master’s degree i.e. 5 full time years of University Studies, divided into 3 full time years of bachelor level exams plus 2 full time years of Master level exams of 180 + 120 ECTS points

• 4 year programme: A Bachelor degree i.e. 4 full time years of University Studies, divided into 3 full time years of bachelor level exams plus 1 full time year of Master level exams 180 + 60 ECTS points.
The one year of 60 MA-level ECTS points must be possible to fit into one of the Master programs at the IT University.

One year of full time studies consists of 1680 hours and equals 60 ECTS points.

Recommended enclosures
A statement of purpose must be authored by yourself and must include both a research question and main goals, for your potential PhD project.
As an applicant you should specifically explain if you have needed disciplinary and /or methodological training to conduct scientific work.
The statement of purpose will be used to determine your abilities of critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and scientific writing.

Interdisciplinary approaches:
For PhD-applicants working with interdisciplinary approaches, including social sciences and humanities perspectives, the statement of purpose should also include a motivated choice of theory and method, and a suggestion of empirical basis of the research.

Application deadline: 6 October 2010

Application procedure:
You can only apply for this position through our e-Recruitment system. Apply for this position by pushing the button “Apply for position” below.

Please go to guidelines for applicants before you fill in the application form.

Questions regarding this call may be directed to the relevant research department, or the ITU PhD School, phone: +45 7218 5065 / 7218 5063

After the deadline, a time schedule of the evaluation-, interviewing-, and hiring process can be followed via approximate dates on our homepage.

The IT University wishes to reflect an international environment and regards multiplicity as resources. We encourage everybody irrespective of personal background to apply for the vacant position.


International PhD Program 2010/2011, Stazione Zoologica ?Anton Dohrn? Naples, Italy

9 Ph.D. fellowships are available to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences at the Stazione Zoologica ‘Anton Dohrn’ Naples Italy. Applications are invited from suitably qualified postgraduate candidates (see details).

Role of Variable Chitin Binding Proteins in Ciona Intestinalis in inflammation and development
Long Non-coding RNAs in Chordates and Beyond
Evolutionary origin and diversification of pancreatic cell types: the xLOX and BRN regulatory fingerprint in sea urchin larvae
Gsx ParaHox gene in Ciona: a search for conserved and/or new roles in central nervous system patterning and evolution
Impacts of ocean acidification on plant-animal interactions in Posidonia oceanica ecosystem
Effect of diatom oxylipins on gen expression during development and growth in Ciona intestinalis and Calanus helgolandicus
Lipoxygenase gene expression in diatom cells
Investigating the impact of life strategies on phytoplankton species richness and abundance: a modelling approach
Functioning and variability of a coastal plankton system: An integrated approach to LTER-MC (1984-2010)
The closing date for applications is 20 September 2010.

1. Role of Variable Chitin Binding Proteins in Ciona Intestinalis in inflammation and development
Duration: 3 years
Director of studies: Dr. Rosaria De Santis
Laboratory of Animal Physiology and Evolution

2. Long Non-coding RNAs in Chordates and Beyond
Duration: 3 years
Director of studies: Dr. Remo Sanges
Laboratory of Animal Physiology and Evolution

3. Evolutionary origin and diversification of pancreatic cell types: the xLOX and BRN regulatory fingerprint in sea urchin larvae
Duration: 3 years
Director of studies: Dr. Maria I. Arnone
Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology

4. Gsx ParaHox gene in Ciona: a search for conserved and/or new roles in central nervous system patterning and evolution
Duration: 3 years
Director of studies: Dr. Antonietta Spagnuolo
Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology

5. Impacts of ocean acidification on plant-animal interactions in Posidonia oceanica ecosystem
Duration: 3 years
Director of studies: Dr. Maria Cristina Buia
Laboratory of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

6. Effect of diatom oxylipins on gene expression during development and growth in Ciona intestinalis and Calanus helgolandicus
Duration: 3 years
Director of studies: Dr. Adrianna Ianora
Laboratory of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

7. Lipoxygenase gene expression in diatom cells
Duration: 3 years
Director of studies: Dr. Giovanna Romano
Laboratory of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

8. Investigating the impact of life strategies on phytoplankton species richness and abundance: a modelling approach
Duration: 3 years
Director of studies: Dr. Daniele Iudicone
Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Plankton

9. Functioning and variability of a coastal plankton system: An integrated approach to LTER-MC (1984-2010)
Duration: 3 years
Director of studies: Dr. Maria Grazia Mazzocchi
Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Plankton

Contact :Gabriella Grossi
Email :


Master Scholarships in Compter Simulations for Science and Engineering (COSSE) 2011

The Erasmus Mundus programme “Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering” (COSSE) is a joint initiative of four European universities:

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen- Nürnberg, Germany
The field of computer simulations is of great importance for high-tech industry and scientific/engineering research, e.g. virtual processing, climate studies, fluid dynamics, advanced materials, etc. Often the field is referred to as the third pillar of science complementing theory and experiments.

COSSE is a two-year master’s programme offering a double degree from two universities. The students enter one of the universities and continue the second year at one of the other institutions in another country. COSSE offers education of the highest international standard as well as a unique experience of meeting different European cultures, languages, climate and nature.

Required documents for COSSE

A signed cover sheet (generated from the web-based application at – Application code: COSSE)
A correctly certified copy of your bachelor’s degree in original language and translated into English.
A correctly certified copy of your transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included. Please also provide the university course descriptions from your university study guide or the university website.
Proof of your English proficiency.
GRE test-scores, if available. (GRE General Test as well as GRE Subject Tests in Computer Science and Mathematics).
A Curriculum vitae including details on your academic career.
A letter of motivation including an indication of which specialization you wish to take and why, an indication of your preferred mobility track, a brief summary of your thesis work, stating the credits and grade.
A copy of your passport or some other kind of identification in English.
Two letters of recommendation from professors of the most recently attended higher institution.
The category A (Non EU student) scholarship includes:

Travel and installation costs: € 8000 for a 2 year programme
Participation costs (including insurance coverage): € 4000/semester
Monthly allowance: € 1000/month
The category B (EU student) scholarship includes:

Travel and installation costs – only if the EM master’s programme includes a mobility period to a Third-Country partner: € 3000
Participation costs (including insurance coverage): € 2000/semester
Monthly allowance: € 500/month
Application periods

Category A (non EU)
15 September – 15 November, 2010

Category B (EU)
15 January – 31 March, 2011

Contact detail:


JCR 2011 International Scholarship, Japan

Scholarship for International Students in Tokyo funded by the Japan College of Rheumatology
JCR will provide a grant to attend the 55th Annual General Assembly and Scientific Meeting of the Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR2011) and the 20th international Rheumatology Symposium in Tokyo on April 24-27 2011. The purpose of the JCR2011 international scholarship is to encourage young scientists and medical doctors under 40 years old other than Japanese to refine their knowledge of rheumatology and send their original scientific message to the world through the JCR annual meeting.

The offer is valid only for:

Scientists or medical doctors under 40 years old at the last day of the Congress (27th of April 2011)
Those who do not reside in Japan (except Japanese citizenship)
* Those who have ever received the JCR scholarship award are also eligible to apply, as long as requirements above are satisfied.

II. Scholarship grant

Maximum ¥150,000 (one hundred fifty thousand Japanese yen) / person + complimentary registration and hotel accommodation during the meeting

From an Asian country: ¥100,000 (one hundred thousand Japanese yen)
From non Asian country: ¥150,000 (one hundred fifty thousand Japanese yen) Maximum 15 grants are prepared
III. Guidelines for making a Submission

Abstracts relating rheumatology should be submitted by e-mail following instructions listed below.

Abstract should be submitted according to the form which JCR offer. Please refer to “Abstract Submission Sheet of JCR2011 International Scholarship”
CV (certainly included full name (first name, middle name and family name) and date of birth) should be submitted along with an abstract.
Information about your affiliation, TEL & FAX number and e-mail address should be disclosed.
Abstracts must contain new, previously unpublished results.
Abstracts should be submitted in English. It should be no longer than 2,250 letters in length (for the body of the abstract), and no more than 2,400 letters in total when the title, coauthor names (including affiliations) are included.
Abstracts should not include diagrams, charts and reference citations.
Choose the session your abstract will be presented.
* Final decision will be made by JCR Committee on International Affairs.

i. Basic session (B)
ii. Clinical session (C)
IV. Deadline
November 15, 2010, 9:00 a.m.

V. Evaluation and Announcement
Your paper will be reviewed by JCR Committee on international affairs and final decision will be made by JCR2011 Scientific Committee and notified to all awardees by December 31, 2010.

VI. Presentation
Those who receive a scholarship, oral presentation at JCR2011 Congress will be required. Presentation details will be announced by the scientific program committee of JCR2011.

JCR Committee on International Affairs

Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR)
1-1-24 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan


Colt Foundation Fellowships in Occupational/Environmental Health 2011, UK

Fellowship for those international students whose research projects are in the field of medicine or in a science, UK

The Colt Foundation is particularly interested in high quality research projects in the field of occupational and environmental health, particularly those aimed at discovering the causeof illneises arising from conditions at the place of work. The Foundation also makes grants each year to PhD students whose subject is relevant to this field of medicine. The grant is normally for three years, and the stipend rate for the first year is f’12,000 (t 1 3 ,000 inside London), rising with inflation for the following two years. Fees will be paid as incurred. Further details can be obtained from Jackie Douglas at the address shown. The grant does not attract tax. In recent years grants have been made in respect of:

The role of microRNAs in occupational allergic contact dermatitis
Human health, climate change and the bio-energy industry
Analyses on the association of asthma with occupational exposure using data from the ‘ British 1958 Rirth Cohort
The effects of intermittent or prolonged exposure to environmentally relevant UV radiation in mammalian cells
Geographical information systems and statistics in environmental health: Asthma prescribing and air pollution in space and time
Development and validation of a diagnostic tool for occupational asthma based on serial lung function measurements
An investigation into the potential toxicologtcalhazard of nanotubes on the lungs
The positive work environment and its effect on employee health
A molecular approach to understanding the mechanism(s) of silica-induced lung carcinogenesis
Air pollution and children’s health
Applications are now invited from prospective students who are qualified in science or
medicine and should include an outiine of the proposed research, a CV, a strong letter of
support from the proposed supervisor, and the contact details of two referees’ The
application must te iubmitted by the student personally.

Application deadline: 18th October 2010


Ruhr University Research School PhD Grants, Germany

12 PhD Grants
RUB-Grants 2010 awarded within the framework of the Grant-Programme of the Ruhr University
Research School

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 for a grant with an interdisciplinary research project. The call 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. You know best about your scientific main focus and in which special research field you want to obtain your doctorate. So please act independently: identify and contact a potential supervisor for your research project at an early stage of your application on your own.

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


we expect your research project to make 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 period took more than 13 semester/ 6,5 years please explain in the application form)
the start of your doctoral research project should not extend a period of time of 12 months with reference to the application deadline; we concede reasonable exceptions – please explain in the application form
the university degree qualifying for doctoral studies has to be submitted at the latest until before the applications 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 accepted as doctoral candidate by one of the faculties of Ruhr-University Bochum please enclose the official letter of acceptance from the faculty to your application
if you are not accepted as doctoral candidate in one of the faculties of Ruhr-University Bochum we need a confirmation of the faculty that you will be accepted for doctoral studies in case of funding (from the faculty you will realise your research project) when 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. The notes for guidance also list all documents you have to submit together with the application form.

Admission process and decision (2 stage process)

a signed 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, 2010
on the basis of the application the faculties and rapporteurs will suggest a preliminary ranking of the candidates
on the basis of this preliminary ranking the Executive Board will invite the best candidates (January 2011) for a research colloquium
research colloquium and the ensuing choice and recommendation by the rapporteurs will take place on February 7, 2011
the final decision of the Executive Board will be made on February 9, 2011
Deadline for admission: October 31, 2010

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