The MEEES Masters Scholarships in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology

The MEEES Masters Scholarships in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology

Employer: Erasmus Mundus
Level: Masters

The MEEES programme is an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, that aims to provide higher-level education in the field of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. Graduate students involved in this Erasmus Mundus Masters course have the possibility of following a 18-month MSc programmes on either Earthquake Engineering or Engineering Seismology. In addition, the proposed EM Masters course envisages also the possibility of students following a 18-month study programme that leads to the attainment of a Masters degree on Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology.

If following the Engineering Seismology option, students will acquire the ability to design, execute and evaluate assessments of seismic hazard for site-specific engineering projects, for earthquake loss assessments, and for emergency planning scenarios. Students following the Earthquake Engineering option will acquire the ability to undertake seismic design of new structures and the assessment and strengthening of existing structures. The combined option of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology will enable students to acquire technical competence in both areas.

The MEEES consortium comprises five academic institutions, namely (i) the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS), (ii) the University of Pavia (UNIPV), (iii) the University of Patras, (iv) the University of Grenoble Joseph Fourier and (v) Middle East Technical University. It is noted, however, that the first two institutions, which are independent but are also both based in Pavia, jointly organise and run the postgraduate earthquake engineering programme in Pavia, through the Centre for Post-Graduate Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (ROSE School). Hence in subsequent sections of this website, the term ROSE School is employed to refer to the activites of IUSS/UNIPV institutions within the scope of the MEEES consortium.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 December 2010


JEMES 2011 Master Scholarship in Environmental Studies

JEMES 2011 Master Scholarship in Environmental Studies

Eramus Mundus Scholarship for Joint European Master in Enviromental Studies (JEMES)

Eramus Mundus scholarships are available for applicants of exceptional merit from “third countries” and European Union. Following the values of the scholarships:

Cat A: total :48000 EUR
monthly instalments 24 x 1000 EUR
travel cost annual instalments 2 x 4000 EUR
participation fee 16000 EUR
Cat B: total 18000 EUR
monthly instalments 24 x 500 EUR
participation fee 6000 EUR
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 December 2010

Study Subject: Environmental Studies
Employer: Eramus Mundus
Level: Master’s


The One-World-Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries, Austria

The One-World-Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries, Austria

One World-The Fellowship Programme is aimed at students from developing countries in Austrian universities and aims to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of people from different countries of origin through improving equal opportunities, intercultural dialogue, understanding and collaboration. It has been established within the Austrian Educational Cooperation, and together with the other programs which supports their concerns (the fight against poverty, conserve resources, peacekeeping, etc), the creation and expansion of qualified staff and Consequently, the advancement of education, and economic systems (capacity and institutional development), with lasting effects.

It is complementary to other scholarship programmes and laid out globally, it enhances the ability for independent, creative, critical and self-determined thinking and acting and shall strengthen the competence for innovative problem solving strategies. The OWS contributes to the socially required production of knowledge and awareness, it promotes a global perspective and the creation of the globally educated citizen. It attaches a high significance to regional, international and trans-cultural networks. The programme is co-financed (government, church and private funds and own resources of the recipients of the benefits) and significantly contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the southern countries.

The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are interested in development policy and who have come to Austria on their own initiatives, in order to complete their education. With their decision for studying abroad, the students have demonstrated a high degree of assertiveness, creativity and mobility. The scholarship will contribute to following up on the right of education also for those critical and intellectual young people who will find poor conditions in their home countries. These aspects will apply still more strongly to women. So scholarships will offer a chance making up for the ethnic, religious, social and regional discrimination, and in individual cases, also for violations of human rights. The scholarships are divided into:

Scholarships for the promotion of students doing bachelor degrees (application in Austria)
Scholarships for the promotion of students doing doctoral degrees (application in Austria)
Scholarships for the promotion of students doing masters degrees and training programmes (application in Austria or in the country of origin)
Through study-accompanying measures (the entire educational measures in the OWS will massively support the publicity for development policy and the intercultural dialogue) – like conducting workshops and seminars on returning home and reintegration, job prospects and job applications as well as respective counselling talks and in-between homeward journeys – the project target of a successful occupational reintegration in the countries of origin can be essentially supported.


most important scholarship within the AAI Graz
coordinated by the One-World-Scholarship-Team of the contact committee for third world scholarships (study counsellors of the AAI, the LAI, the ÖAD, the ÖOG)
co-financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation and the Catholic Womens Movement
administrated by ADA (Austrian Development Agency)
The OWS is conceived as a comprehensive programme, which will comprise scholarships and special study expenses, study-accompanying measures and tutoring, study-accompanying training, supporting reintegration and follow up-contacts. The OWS is a mobility programme acknowledged by the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Art (in terms of scholarship regulations). Recipients of the scholarships are exempt from tuition fees.

The scholarship programme is co-financed with means from the Austrian Development Cooperation, the Catholic Womens Movement and private funds.

The monthly allowance amounts between 500 and 550 Euro. Students can apply for the scholarships by using the application form between the middle of March till the end of May each year.

Application form

You can download the application form for the One-World-Scholarship here.

Benefits of the scholarship

In addition to scholarships, the AAI also deliver wider benefits (eg, learning aids, the visa fee) and subsidies for the costs of college preparatory program for students in need of the South.

As the demand for financial support has been steadily growing and as more and have to resort to private funding, we would ask for a contribution to our benefit funds for students from foreign countries.

Our bank account: Bank und Sparkassen AG Steiermärkische, account number 20200104998, bank code 20815.


ATKV Bursary 2011, South Africa

ATKV Bursary 2011, South Africa

The ATKV, in collaboration with the dawn Trust (DST) this year again offering scholarships and loans to students that certain African-based studies at institutions in South Africa to undertake. This initiative represents the ATKV able to grant awards to be increased to 17 which is a big difference for qualifying candidates means.

The ATKV Platinum award valued at R100 000 is awarded annually to a Masters or doktorsgraadstudent a South African university. This year’s award will be made to a candidate doing research on Dutch in the courts. The scholarship can be used for both the research component as well as the awareness of this issue in the public media and other information channels.

The annual postgraduate merit scholarship will be increased to R30 000 and is aimed at a deserving student to prepare an honors or masters in their particular field of study to acquire.

The ATKV offers five undergraduate scholarships of R60 000 each for students in an African study (preferably in education or the media) want to study. The study is in Dutch at a university in South Africa and the scholarship money over a period of three years awarded by annual payments of R20 000 per scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2010, November 30


Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships For Foreign Students 2011

Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships For Foreign Students 2011

With His Majesty’s consent, the Government of Brunei Darussalam is offering annual scholarships under a special scholarship award scheme, commencing in 2011/2012 academic session.

Tenable in Brunei Darussalam, the aim of the Scholarship awards is to provide students, with the opportunity to study at Universiti Brunei Darussalam [UBD], Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali [UNISSA] and Institut Teknologi Brunei [ITB].

The academic year for UBD, UNISSA and ITB commences in July / August 2011.


Applicants must be citizens of ASEAN, OIC, Commonwealth Member Countries and others and must be between the ages of 18 – 25 at the commencement of the academic session for which they are applying for admission. However, under exceptional case, the age limit requirement may be waived for candidates who are applying for Masters and PhD Programmes.

The awards are NOT eligible to Brunei Permanent Residents and foreigners residing in Brunei Darussalam for more than three months.

Tenure of Scholarship

The Scholarship award is normally tenable according to the duration of the specific programme which is four years for an Honours First Degree or one to two years for a Master’s Degree or three years for a Doctoral programme at UBD, UNISSA and ITB, two and a half years for HND at ITB on full-time basis.
The Scholarship award is subject to the scholar maintaining satisfactory conduct and satisfactory progress in the scholar’s studies (this requires the scholar to maintain an active registration status by passing the prescribed semester examinations and obtaining the minimum course credit units).

Terms of Award

The scholarship covers:

Tuition fees.
Air-tickets by economy class for which the scholar will only be provided on the following occasions:
from the scholar’s home country to Brunei Darussalam at the commencement of the programme;
from Brunei Darussalam to the scholar’s home country after the completion of the programme.
Free medical and dental treatment at any Government hospital subject to conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Health. However there will be administrative charges for every consultation (currently at B$3.00), admission to class A1, A2 and A3 wards and charges for certain dental treatment as stated in the schedule 1 Dental Treatment issued by the Ministry of Health.
Other allowances payable will include:
Monthly personal allowance of B$500.00.
Annual Book Allowance of B$600.00.
Baggage Allowance maximum of B$250.00 to ASEAN and $500.00 to non ASEAN region.
The scholar is required to sign an agreement with the Brunei Darussalam Government to complete the course of study, failing which he/she will be liable to refund to the Brunei Darussalam Government all expenditures that have been extended on him / her.

Please quote as your reference to this scholarship

Program Offered

The scholarships are offered for Undergraduate, Posgraduate (Master and PhD)

Completed application forms, together with certified copies of relevant certificates and documents, must be returned to the Technical Assistance Department not later than 15 December 2010.

The awarding body reserves the right to reject any applicant. No award will be made if there is no applicant of sufficient merit. The decision on selection of any candidate is final. Equiries or disputes regarding its decisions will not be entertained.

Application Form

Application forms can be obtained from the Brunei Darussalam Diplomatic Missions and representatives of Brunei Darussalam or from or download from the link below:

Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship Application Form
Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships to Foreign Students.
Appendix A – List of Programmes
Appendix B – Minimum Entry Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants

Technical Assistance Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Bandar Seri Begawan BD2710
Brunei Darussalam
Tel/Fax No.: (6732) 381412
website :
Email :


2011 Merit-Based Scholarship from The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

2011 Merit-Based Scholarship from The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Announcing $30,000 Scholarships for College Students Who Want to Make a Difference Deadline for receipt of nominations: February 1, 2011.


The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation – the federal memorial to our thirty-third President – awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.


The Foundation provides:

Up to $30,000 in support for graduate studies toward a public service-related degree. The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, including agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental management, physical and social sciences, and technology policy, as well as traditional fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy;
Truman Scholars Leadership Week. This event, held at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, introduces new Scholars to the services provided by the Foundation and the many pathways to public service. Scholars participate in seminars and workshops with distinguished Truman alumni and other public service leaders, a policy analysis project, a graduate school and career fair with representatives from the schools and programs most attended by Truman Scholars, and community service events in the Kansas City area. This event is mandatory for all students selected as Truman Scholars;
Summer Institute. Immediately after college graduation, Scholars have the opportunity to participate in a ten-week long Summer Institute in Washington, DC. The Foundation arranges internships with government agencies and nonprofit organizations, seminars and workshops, meetings with Washington policymakers and Truman alumni, and opportunities for community building among Scholars;
Truman Fellows Program. After Summer Institute, Scholars may elect to stay on in Washington, DC for a full year in the Truman Fellows Program. Scholars are placed in public service jobs – most with the federal government – while participating in a graduate level public policy course, mentoring opportunities, and a community service program.

Each nominee for the Truman Scholarship must be:

a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2011-2011 academic year. ‘Junior’ here means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2011 and August 2012, or a student in his or her third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the 2011-2011 academic year, or a senior-level student who is a resident of Puerto Rico or the Islands as defined below;
nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at his or her institution;
in the upper quarter of his or her class; and
a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible.
A good candidate for the Truman Scholarship meets the above eligibility requirements and also:

has an extensive record of public and community service;
has outstanding leadership potential and communication skills; and
is committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service, as defined by the Foundation.
The Foundation defines public service as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public service-oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment.

In 2011, one scholarship will be available to a qualified resident nominee in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and, considered as a single entity, the Islands: Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Residency is generally determined by home address for school registration, family’s primary residence, and voter registration.) The Foundation will select up to 15 at-large Scholars in 2011.


The Institution of Higher Education. Candidates must first be nominated by the Truman Faculty Representative at their institution. Each accredited four-year institution may nominate up to four students for the 2011 awards. Four-year institutions may also nominate three additional students who completed their first two years at a community college. Institutions may nominate candidates who are participating in junior year abroad programs. Participation by Two-Year institutions. Two-year institutions may nominate up to four former students who, by February 1, 2011, will be enrolled as full-time students with junior-level academic standing at accredited four-year institutions.
The Truman Faculty Representative. The president of each participating institution appoints a Truman Faculty Representative who establishes a process to select the institution’s nominees. Candidates typically undergo an on-campus selection process to become one of the institution’s nominees. Faculty Representatives also help nominees prepare for the competition and submit the nomination materials to the Foundation by the specified deadline via our online application process. Interested persons should visit to find a Faculty Representatives at a particular institution or to obtain guidance on establishing a Faculty Representative at an institution.
The application and nomination materials. Once a Faculty Representative has decided to nominate a student, he or she must login to the Foundation website and submit a Nomination Form. The candidate will then receive an email from the Foundation with the instructions on how to access the online application. In the meantime, candidates may use the sample application on the website as a guide.

The complete applicaton must be received by February 1, 2011.


The Finalist Selection Committee. A committee examines all nominations and selects about 200 Finalists to be interviewed for Truman Scholarships. Finalists are selected on the basis of:
extent and quality of community service and government involvement;
leadership record;
academic performance, writing and analytical skills; and
suitability of the nominee’s proposed program of study for a career in public service.
The Regional Review Panels. Regional selection panels interview Finalists in March and select Truman Scholars largely on the basis of:
leadership potential and communication skills;
intellectual strength and analytical ability; and
likelihood of ‘making a difference’ in public service.
If a Panel judges that none of the Finalists from a state adequately meets each of these criteria, it does not select any candidate from that state. The scholarship will be carried over to 2012 when up to two scholarships will be available to qualified residents.


The award may be used only for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses. Payments from the Foundation may be received to supplement, but not to duplicate, benefits from the educational institution or from other foundations, institutions, or organizations. The combined benefits from all sources may not exceed the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board as prescribed by the institution.

Scholars may defer, for up to four years, Foundation support for their graduate studies after completion of their undergraduate studies. Scholars in graduate study programs supported by other means and Scholars in the Armed Forces may request additional years of deferral.

Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding. Scholars who are not employed in public service for a total of three years, or who fail to provide proof to the Foundation of such employment, will be required to repay any funds received along with interest. The Foundation will have an appeals process for those Scholars in special circumstances.

The Foundation may withhold or terminate a scholarship due to unsatisfactory academic performance or failure as judged by the Foundation to pursue preparation specifically for a career in public service.


Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2011 for International Master Students

Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2011 for International Master Students

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 60 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

NFP fellowships can be obtained for a selected number of master’s degree programmes. The Dutch higher education institutions offer many international master’s degree programmes, covering almost
every field of study.

Candidates can receive a postgraduate education and earn one of the following Dutch degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Science or a Professional Master’s degree. A Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree is an academic degree, usually awarded by traditional (research-oriented) universities on completion of a postgraduate research-oriented course of one to two years in duration. Professional master’s degrees are awarded by different types of higher education institutions that offer more professionally-oriented programmes. Professional master’s degrees are usually of shorter duration than a research-oriented master’s degree programme.

The duration of the programmes varies between 9 and 24 months. The list of selected master’s degree programmes can be found on this website. Please note that this is a provisional list and that information is subject to change. Please regularly check the website for up-to-date information.

Download the list of master’s degree programmes (544 kB)
Download the changes in the course list (20 kB)
The fellowship

An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellowship holder should continue to receive (at least partially) during the study period. The allowance is considered to be a contribution towards the cost of living for one person, whether in the Netherlands or in another country. It should be noted that NFP allowances are not sufficient to support family members, either in the home country or in the Netherlands. The fellowship can cover the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research, as specified in the NFP booklet ‘Rules and regulations for fellowship holders’. Different conditions may apply to e-learning courses or e-learning programmes.

Download the Rules and Regulations for fellowship holders (187 kB)
An NFP fellowship is granted for the duration of the programme. Whilst the individual candidates are selected for a fellowship, the grants are awarded to the Dutch higher education institutions to enable the fellowship holders to pursue the chosen sub-programme.


Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Burundi, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, DR Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan,Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.




peference will be given to candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa, women and members of priority groups and/or marginalized regions
be a national of, and working and living in one of the developing countries on the NFP country list above at the time of application
be a mid-career professional with at least three years work experience
be nominated by his/her employer, who pledges to continue paying your salary and guarantees that you will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of your fellowship period
have been unconditionally admitted by the University of Twente to one of the master degree programmes. This means that you must have met all admission requirements set by the University of Twente
not already have received an NFP master’s degree fellowship
have completed an NFP Master’s Degree Programme application form and have submitted all the required documentation to the Netherlands embassy or consulate
not be employed by a multinational, UN organization, World Bank, IMF,bilateral or multilateral donor organization, or a large national, commercial organization
have completed and submitted an NFP master’s degree programme application, including all the required documentation, before the fellowship application deadline
be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevent contribution
have a clear-cut, functional relationship with a relevant organization and be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into that organization
offer evidence of proficiency in speaking and writing the language of instruction
be available for the entire period of the programme and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme

Digital applications; 1 February 2011
Paper applications: 1 January 2011

subsistence allowance
tuition fee
international travel
personal allowance
study materials
visa costs
travel within the Netherlands

More detais, go to:

ESCP Europe Master In European Business (MEB) Scholarships 2011-2012

ESCP Europe Master In European Business (MEB) Scholarships 2011-2012

ESCP Europe values high quality education and we are dedicated to helping our students finance their studies in order to achieve their goals.

The Master in European Business programme (MEB) is pleased to offer 3 types of scholarships based on merit and financial need. They may be cumulative.

Scholarships based on financial needs: This scholarship of €3,000 each has been established to help any MEB students with proven financial needs pursue their studies.
Scholarships based on merit: Eligibility for this grant of 3,000 € each is based on results achieved during admissions tests. Decisions on selected students for this scholarship will be made by the MEB International Board of Directors.
Scholarships based on MEB results: These scholarships of € 2,000 will be based on results obtained during the MEB academic year. Successful students will receive this grant at the end of December.
Students earning a scholarship from the CROUS may continue to benefit from this scholarship during their studies in the MEB programme.

For more information on our scholarship programmes and details on how to apply, please contact your MEB Admissions Office only after you have received an offer to study in the MEB programme.

MEB Admission Offices

MEB Paris
Maë d’ Alexis

ESCP Europe

79, avenue de la République

75543 Paris cedex 11, FRANCE

Phone: +33 1 49 23 58 90

Fax: +33 1 49 23 26 27

E-mail: mdalexis[at]

MEB Madrid

Almudena Moreno

ESCP Europe

Arroyofresno 1,

Madrid 28035, SPAIN

Phone: +34 91 3862511

Fax: +34 91 3739229

E-mail: amoreno[at]

MEB Berlin

Ghislaine Jaron-Wutz

ESCP Europe

Heubnerweg 6

14059 Berlin, GERMANY

Phone: +49 30 32 00 71 47

Fax: +49 30 32 00 71 08

E-mail: gjaron[at]

MEB London
Varja Jakovleva

ESCP Europe

527 Finchley Road,


Phone: +44 (0)20 7443 8823

Fax: +44 (0)20 7443 8874

E-mail: vjakovleva[at]

MEB Torino

Giorgia Bava

ESCP Europe

Corso Unione Sovietica, 218 bis

10134 Torino, ITALY

Phone: +39 011 670 58 97

Fax: +39 011 371 93 88

E-mail: gbava[at]


UCLA Math Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, USA

UCLA Math Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, USA

The UCLA Department of mathematics Undergraduate Merit Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who has an exceptional background and promise in mathematics. The scholarship covers tuition, fees as well as room and board. It is anticipated that one new scholarship be awarded every year, starting in Fall 2010.

The award is renewable for four years, subject to the following requirements:

Maintain satisfactory and timely academic progress towards their degree and remain in good academic standing.
Maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in mathematics courses
Declare a mathematics major upon admission and remain in the major
Pass the basic exam by the end of their third year of studies
To continue their scholarship for the fourth year, the applicants must apply and be accepted into the Departmental Scholars Program, which leads to a simultaneous Bachelors (BS) and Masters (MA) degrees.
Scholarship recipients follow a specialized advanced program of studies, including individual study with UCLA Mathematics professors.

Eligibility Requirements and application process.

12th grader (or equivalent) applying to UCLA for admission for the Fall quarter.
Outstanding academic record and standardized test scores.
Evidence of exceptional background and promise in mathematics. Such evidence includes placing in the top 25% in the U.S.A. Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO) or comparable (International Mathematics Olympiad level) performance on a similar national competition.
Strong preference will be given to International Mathematics Olympiad medalists.
Applicant must also submit the official UCLA admissions application by its deadline (this year, November 30th).
To apply, please fill out the Meric Scholarship application on by November 30, 2010. The direct link is:

Oxford And Cambridge Scholarships 2011 from The Said Foundation

Oxford And Cambridge Scholarships 2011 from The Said Foundation

These Guidance Notes are intended to answer your questions about the Foundation and its scholarship criteria, and also to guide you through completing the application process for Oxford and Cambridge.

The Said Foundation is a charity based in the UK. One of our aims is to promote education and development in the Middle East. To this end, the Foundation offers a number of partial or full-cost scholarships annually to enable graduates to pursue postgraduate courses and other training at Oxford and Cambridge universities. The Foundation will consider applications for one year postgraduate courses and for PhDs/DPhils.

From 2011/12, the Foundation will award one or two PHD scholarships a year. These will be of three years’ duration.

Scholarship criteria for the academic year 2011/2012

As the Foundation’s funds are limited and it receives many applications for scholarships each year, the Board of Trustees sets criteria and priorities for applicants. All applicants must meet these criteria. For the academic year 2011/2012, the Foundation’s criteria are as follows.

Applications are restricted to candidates who are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian;
Scholarships are offered for postgraduate study or training only. Applications for undergraduate study cannot be considered.
Applications from candidates who will be forty years old or more at the beginning of the 2011/2012 academic year cannot be considered;
Evidence of proficiency in English is required by the Foundation and must be at the level required by Oxford or Cambridge;
Applicants must hold a first degree of a high enough standard to indicate that they are likely to complete their proposed course of study at Oxford or Cambridge successfully;
Applicants cannot be considered if they have not followed the proper application procedures for Oxford or Cambridge;
Candidates must be in genuine need of partial or full funding;
Successful applicants are required to sign a binding undertaking to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in one of the Foundation’s target countries (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine).
Priority will be given to applicants with work experience whose studies will benefit their field of work. Candidates must normally have at least two years work experience but exceptional applicants who do not meet this requirement may be considered;
Applications from candidates whose siblings or spouses are currently being supported by the Foundation cannot be considered.
Applying to the Foundation

The Foundation awards a number of scholarships each academic year at Oxford and Cambridge. There are no quotas per country and scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Each application is carefully considered by the trustees and staff of the Foundation and the best candidates overall are chosen. The Foundation bases its decisions on academic record, financial need, likelihood to succeed in the UK, usefulness of subject to the applicant’s country, motivation, future career intentions, practical ability to make use of the knowledge to be gained in the UK on return to the Middle East and personality.

If you are awarded another scholarship and require partial funding, the Foundation is happy to consider this request. The Foundation does not choose its scholars according to how much funding they require but bases its decisions on the factors set out in the paragraph above.

The Application Procedure

Further details on application procedures are found below. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees makes the final selection by end of July at the latested. You will be informed by the Foundation or Oxford or Cambridge of the outcome of your application. The Trustees’ decision is final and there is no right of appeal. Please do not use your contacts to lobby for your scholarship application. This will not help, and may harm, your application.

After submission of your postgraduate course admission application by the required deadline your application is considered by the university. If you are offered a place by the university your application is then considered by the Foundation in London. The Foundation interviews all of the candidates it has shortlisted. Interviews take place in May/June in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine.


How and when to apply

You must complete the Application Form for Graduate Study 2010-11 to be considered for entry to a postgraduate course at Oxford. This form also allows you to apply for Said Foundation scholarships. There is an application fee of GBP£25 for each course you apply for.

You can apply online or using a paper application form. Both are available from Alternatively you can request a paper form by emailing, or writing to Graduate Admissions and Funding, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD, UK or phoning +44-1865-288000

Further information on scholarships to study at Oxford can be found on

There are three staged deadlines for applying for a graduate course at Oxford. These are called Application Deadlines and you will need to check the prospectus and application guidance notes to find out the appropriate deadline for the subject for which you have applied.

Your application for admission to the University will be assessed by the relevant academic department. If you are accepted your application will be sent to a college for consideration.

How to apply for funding

In order to apply for a Said Foundation scholarship you will need to tick the Said Foundation box in the funding section of the Application Form for Graduate Study 2011/12. There is no separate scholarship application form. This form must be submitted by the appropriate application deadline (see “How and when to apply” above).

Deadline: Apply by the January Application Deadline. This will be Friday 21 January 2011 for most courses but Friday 7 January for courses in Medical Sciences or Philosophy. However candidates who apply by the March application Deadline 3 (Friday 11 March 2011) may also be considered. These later candidates should notify Graduate Admissions and Funding of their intention to apply (

You must ensure that you apply by the deadline set for your particular course. Please note that some courses may not accept applications sent after January Application Deadline.

Qualifications needed

The normal minimum qualification for a postgraduate programme of study is the completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a first or upper second-class honours or the international equivalent. An applicant with less is very unlikely to be accepted. If you are unsure how your degree compares to those of the UK universities a useful source of information and advice can be found on the web at:

You will be required to provide full relevant official documentary evidence of your academic performance, including marks or grades, as part of your application.

Please make sure you provide any examples of written work (e.g. essays) that are required by your department. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission or funding.

Applicants should refer to the subject entry in the Graduate Studies Prospectus or visit for further details. Not all programmes of study require a first degree in the same subject area and will take relevant experience or alternative backgrounds into consideration.

English Language

Oxford University’s minimum requirements are :

IELTS test: 7.0
TOEFL test (paper-based): 600 with a TWE score of 4.5
TOEFL test (computer-based): 250 with an essay-writing score of 4.5
TOEFL test (internet-based): 100
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
Please note that some courses (especially in the Humanities or Social Sciences) have higher requirements; the prospectus entry for each course gives further details.─

See also:


How and when to apply

Applicants who wish to be considered for graduate admission to the University of Cambridge and for funding offered by the Cambridge Trusts (including the Said Foundation Cambridge Scholarships) for entry in October 2011 must complete and submit the ‘GRADSAF’ application form to the Board of Gradate Studies no later than 1 December 2010 (or the course deadline, whichever is earlier). Applications open on 1 September 2010.

By submitting one GRADSAF form per course applied for, candidates will be considered for:

admission to a course of graduate study or research by the Board of Graduate Studies
admission to a College by one or more of the Cambridge Colleges
funding offered by the Cambridge Trusts (including the Said Foundation Cambridge Scholarships)
Candidates may obtain a GRADSAF in the following ways:

The GRADSAF can be downloaded as part of the Graduate Application Pack (in Adobe pdf format) via the website:
The GRADSAF is available on-line via the website
The charge for application on paper or online is £35.

Qualifications needed

You must have completed your first degree with at least upper second class honours or the equivalent and you must provide documentary evidence of this.

You must also meet any other entry requirements for particular courses set by the University.

English Language

Candidates who are not native speakers of English are required by the Board of Graduate Studies to provide the results of an English language test and to meet the minimum standard of proficiency required for admission to Cambridge,

Full details can be found in the Graduate Studies Prospectus and at

Further information on application procedures is available in the Graduate Studies Prospectus. You are strongly advised to study the prospectus closely and choose a college and course that are suited to your needs.

DTU Nanotech Doctoral scholarships in Organic Synthesis and Polymer Chemistry

DTU Nanotech Doctoral scholarships in Organic Synthesis and Polymer Chemistry

CBIO group of Department of Micro and Nanotechnology (DTU Nanotech) offer 2 (two) full doctoral scholarships. The position will be part of colloboration CBIO group with some Pharma and Medico companies in Denmark, and part of larger effort in developing of synthetic gene delivery systems at the forefront of research in nanomedicine.

Position 1: Surface engineering of nanoparticles
One of the major tasks in the development of nanoparticle systems for both drug delivery and diagnostic applications is controlled surface functionalization and surface coating. We need to develop multienveloped systems where modern synthetic chemistry is a highly important tool. There is furthermore a need to develop new synthetic tools for the quantification of the biomolecular functionalization and to characterize how this is influenced by nanoparticle surface chemistry and morphology. This position is open to a student with a background in organic synthesis or polymer chemistry.

Position 2: Biodegradable transfection systems
Current cellular transfection strategies of DNA/RNA utilize cationic lipid and polymer systems (polyplexes) that show cellular toxicity and are thus unsuitable for in vivo use. There is a need to develop new biodegradable polymer systems that are less toxic to cells. This PhD project is focused on the synthesis of new polymers for lowering the toxicity without hampering the transfection efficiency. One part of the project is focused on fluorescent labeling of the polyplexes to conduct cellular trafficking and organelle localization experiments. The successful candidate will have a background in synthetic organic chemistry or polymer chemistry.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the Doctoral degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. See the DTU PhD Guide if you need information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Thomas.andresen[at], tel: +45 4677 5480.

You can read more about DTU Nanotech and the CBIO group at

We must have your online application by 3 December 2010. fill in the application form and attach all the following documents:

Curriculum vitae of the applicant including a list of publications (guidelines)
A letter motivating the application (guidelines)
Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
Conversion of grade averages to Danish grades (excel spreadsheet for the conversion)
Candidates may apply prior to ob tai ning their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


rasmus Mundus MSc programme in Photonics Scholarship

The Erasmus Mundus MSc programme in Photonics is a 2-year (4 semesters – 120 ECTS credits) program, with a fixed mobility track.

Photonics is now widely recognized as a major innovation enabling discipline for the 21st century. It can be defined as that field of science and technology where the fundamental properties of light and its interaction with matter are studied and applied.

First semester: takes place Belgium at Ghent University and is devoted to the fundamental basics of photonics in depth and to an introduction to the breadth of photonics. All of this in strong collaboration with another Belgian partner university, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Second semester: takes place in Sweden at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH and is devoted to engineering skills in photonics and to applications of photonics.

Third semester: takes place in Scotland, UK at the University of St Andrews and is devoted to advanced photonics and research skills in photonics.

Fourth semester: is entirely devoted to the master dissertation. The location of the fourth semester depends on the student’s thesis choice. The thesis can take place in all partner universities and also in one of the three associated academic partners.

Each year is concluded by a Summer School whereby first and second year students meet, do project, attend lectures of world-renownded speakers in the field of photonics.

Furthermore, during the summer break after year 1, students can do an academic or industrial internship in a photonics company or reserach institute.

Leading research and educational institutions in Europe are collaborating to offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Science program in Photonics, providing a top-quality education in all aspects of photonics. The master programme has a duration of two years (120 ECTS points), with a fixed mobility track in the first three semesters and a broad range of choice for the fourth semester, dedicated to the master thesis.

Organising universities

EMMP consists of five partners, which are included in the mobility track for the EMMP-students and who jointly organise this program. These core partners are:

- Ghent University
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Royal Institute of Technology KTH
- University of St Andrews
- National Taiwan University

EMMP Grants

The EMMP-consortium offers:

for non-European students: 5.000 Euro per year


- the grants will be given to the twenty best ranked non-European students, based on the EMMP selection criteria

Special excellence grants

Apart from the standard grants, a limited number of prestigious excellence grants will be awarded to the very best ranked European and non-European students.

These grants are also awarded by the EMMP consortium during the selection process.

UGent Excellence Grant:

Ghent University offers:

for European students: 8000 Euro per year

for non-European students: 12000 Euro per year


- the UGent Excellence Grants will be awarded to the best ranked European and best ranked non-European applicant.

- the UGent Excellence Grant can not be combined with the EMMP-grant.

Other grant/scholarship possibilities

Several scholarships/grants are proposed each year to students enrolled or about to enroll in graduate programmes in optical science and engineering and related disciplines.

Unlike the EMMP Grants and Special Excellence Grants, the EMMP does not control the following grants which are offered by other parties.

SPIE scholarships (SPIE, international society for advancement of science and application of light)

Through 2009 SPIE has distributed over $2.8 million in scholarships to 1,233 students across 86 countries.

SPIE awarded over $300,000 in 2010 with individual scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $11,000. Applications are available at SPIE scholarships and the submission deadline for 2011 is January 15, 2011. The 2011 application form will be available in August 2010.

Belgian Government Scholarships for Indian students in the field of Photonics

Three students can be awarded with a 10-month scholarship. More information: Photonics scholarships

Erasmus scholarships: only for European students. More information to be obtained in the International Relations Office of your local university.

Please quote as your reference when applying for this scholarship

Admission criteria

The Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics offers admission to applicants who appear to have the highest potential for graduate study and who, with the benefit of a graduate education, are the most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields through teaching, research, or professional practice.

The minimum graduate admission requirements are:

-A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years full time study or 180 ECTS credits) in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline. Students in their last year of such a bachelor programme will however also be considered.

- Sufficient English language ability. The following shall be accepted as proof:
the prospective student has already successfully completed a one-year English-language study programme, either at a different institution of higher education or at a secondary school;
- a TOEFL-TEST, taken as recently as within the last two years, showing a score of at least 570 (paper-based) or 87 (internet-based)
- an original “test report from” (TRF) from IELTS, issued as recently as within the last two years, showing a score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 per each part
- If prospective students hold a secondary education diploma, an academic Bachelor’s diploma or a Master’s diploma awarded by an educational institution that is duly recognised by the Flemish Community, no proof of sufficient English language ability must be provided.

Candidates will be ranked according to the criteria given below:

- Obtained degrees. Applicants are recommended also to provide additional information (short course description, course credits,…) on the courses they have taken during their previous studies, especially in the fields of applied mathematics, electromagnetics, optics, electronics, telecommunications and semiconductor physics.
- Grades/marks
- English language ability
- Motivation statement
- Any relevant publications, thesis or project work, etc.
- The information about these 5 points has to be given in the application form.

In addition candidates are asked to provide at least two (2) letters of reference from persons who are very well acquainted with their academic performance. These letters may be sent directly to the office of the EMMP or together with the other application documents under sealed envelopes.

Candidates that have scored well on the above points will be briefly interviewed via telephone. They will be asked questions about their motivation and about their previous experience as well as technical questions.

Application form:

Application files should be posted to:

Secretariat of Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics
Faculty of Engineering, Ghent University
Department of Information Technology
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
B – 9000 Ghent

Further Information

For further information on Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics you can contact:

EMMP Programme Officer: Bert Coryn
Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics Secretariat
Ghent University
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Information Technology
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
B – 9000 Ghent
Phone: +32 (0) 9264 9828
Fax: +32 (0) 9264 3593
E-mail: EMMP(at)

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) Scholarships


The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) offers students the opportunity to study both at the University of Sydney and one of four selected partner universities in the Asia Pacific with particular expertise in human rights and democratisation. The degree consists of a foundational semester and a one-week inter-sessional intensive at the University of Sydney and a second semester at one of the partner institutions.
Up to 30 scholarships are available for citizens of countries in the Asia Pacific region to undertake the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific). Successful applicants for the scholarships will receive funding for their tuition fees and contributions to accommodation, living expenses and airfares.

To be eligible, for the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) Scholarship you must be a citizen of one of the following countries:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar) Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, North Korea, South Korea, Lao PDR, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Wallis & Futuna


34 scholarships, covering course fees and a living and travel allowance, will be offered to outstanding applicants from across the Asia Pacific region. This is made possible with the support of a significant grant from the European Commission.

Scholarships will be available to citizens of Asia Pacific countries. The award of scholarships will be determined by academic qualifications and potential contribution to human rights and democratisation.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants are required to hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either humanities or social sciences or law from a recognised university or tertiary institution; or a Bachelor’s Degree in another area as deemed relevant by the University of Sydney and its partners.

English is the official language of instruction of the MHRD (Asia Pacific). International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or above is required with no band below 6.0 (or equivalent in a recognised test).

Relevant practical experience in the area of human rights and/or democracy or a related field (for example, humanitarian aid or development) in inter-governmental, governmental, or non-governmental organisations is desirable but not required.

Applicants should also show a demonstrated interest in and commitment to human rights and democratisation.

Application Deadline

Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship should submit their application for admission by 10 December 2010 in order to allow sufficient time for the student visa application process to be completed.

For any student queries, please contact:

Faculty of Arts (for domestic students)
T: +61 2 9351 3240 or +61 2 9351 4807

International Office (for international students)
T: +61 2 8627 8300

For further information, download the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) at

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Postdoctoral Position

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Postdoctoral Position


Thank you for your interest in postdoctoral research at IIASA. Online applications are now being accepted for the 2011 program. Please note the closing date is 28 February, 2011 – applications received after the deadline can unfortunately not be considered.

Research Proposal

Every year postdoctoral scholarships are available for research on topics related to the IIASA research agenda.

Below the overview of the application procedure, the relevant links for the application form and the additional material upload can be found.

An essential part of the application is the research plan outlining the intended work at IIASA and its relevance for IIASA’s agenda. Candidates are required to develop and submit a research proposal that interfaces their own research interests with the research agenda of one of the various activities pursued at IIASA.

It is highly recommend that applicants contact their potential scientific host(s) prior to submitting their application.

Application Procedure
1) Form

Please download and save the empty Adobe PDF application form on your computer from:

2) Material

Complete (and save) your copy of the PDF application form as well as prepare any accompanying materialincluding copies of two most recent publications.

3) Submission

You may submit the completed application (and any additional material) via the upload web link:

Please note the closing date: 28 February, 2011 (24:00 CET).

Reference Letters

Two letters of reference should be provided before the application deadline on 28 February, 2011. The applicants are responsible for asking the reference givers and to upload the letters in PDF format using the same upload link as above

Registration and Upload

In order to be able to upload your completed application as well as any accompanying documents for review, please enter your full name, and Email address below.

An automatically generated Email will be sent to you, specifying a personalized link with which you will able to upload your application information.

Evaluation criteria

- The quality of the proposed research.
- The relevance for ongoing or planned research activities at IIASA. Proposals relevant to two or more IIASA programs are possible and encouraged.
- Candidates’ academic merit and potential for successful research (graduate record, publication record, and letters of recommendation).
- A demonstrated ability to think and work independently and in a team.
Candidates’ depth of experience with interdisciplinary research.
- The degree to which a candidate would contribute to the long-term balance of postdoctoral positions in terms of programs, gender, and country of origin.


The awards, which are of up to 2 years’ duration, are the result of a competitive process and carry special recognition both within and outside the Institute.

All candidates will be informed on the outcome of their application around May 2011.

All information submitted will be held in strict confidence.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Postdoctoral Coordinator:

Research Associate Program at National Research Council Canada

Research Associate Program at National Research Council Canada

The Research Associate Program provides promising scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work in a challenging research environment during the early stages of their career. Applicants will be selected competitively and must demonstrate the ability to perform original, high-quality research in their chosen field.

Research Associates will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the current annual Ph.D. recruiting rate is $52,157 (plus allowance of $8,000).

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for the Research Associate Program if you possess a Ph.D. in natural science or engineering or a Master’s degree in an engineering field earned within the last five years, or you expect to obtain the degree within six months. You must have a demonstrated ability to perform original high-quality research in your chosen field. This will be the main criterion used in selecting candidates and in considering extensions of their term.

Although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents, Associateships are open to nationals of all countries. The offer of an Associateship does not ensure foreign nationals Permanent Residency in Canada. Non-Canadian candidates should apply for non-immigrant status (i.e. temporary status) and an employment visa. For further information, please contact the closest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate in your area.


Research Associates will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the current annual Ph.D. recruiting rate is $52,157 (plus allowance of $8,000) CAN.

The salary is payable from the day the Associate reports to the laboratory until his/her last working day. The first salary cheque is usually available two to four weeks after arrival. Thereafter, further salary cheques are issued every two weeks. Certain obligatory deductions are made from the salary of all members of NRC’s scientific staff. Such deductions from your salary will be made for income tax, hospital, medical and other forms of insurance (Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Disability Insurance) as well as for Union dues. Research Associates are also required to contribute to the Public Service Superannuation Plan, but these contributions are refunded following completion of the Associateship unless the individual undertakes further employment in the Canadian Public Service. Please note, however, that such refunds generally take several weeks. None of the other deductions or premiums are refundable.

Any employee who has two or more years of pensionable employment to their credit will be locked-in as of June 20, 1998. The options available to those employees at that time will be the Transfer Value Option, Deferred Annuity, or an Annual Allowance. The employee will not be entitled to a return of contributions as of June 20, 1998.

Please quote as your reference when applying for this position

Length of Term

The initial appointment will normally be for a two-year term, subject to the Associate’s performance and subject to the requirements of NRC, appointments may be extended. The maximum period of employment as an Associate is five (5) years.

Instructions to Apply Online

Sections of the Application Form

Complete all sections as the application form will be the basis for computerized retrieval. Incomplete applications cannot be considered further.

Education and Experience

Have a close look at NRC’s list of fields. You will have to select a field for your education and experience in the application form.


Here are some suggestions on what to include in your résumé:

•Details of education.
•Complete details of your work experience or research experience including part-time experience as a research or teaching assistant. For example, the dates (year/months) – institution – job title – subject – supervisor.
•Publications: theses by degree and all publications (refereed publications, in-press and submitted; reports; review of articles). Indicate main author, others, title, year, journal and page references.
•Conferences at which you presented your work; please specify if the presentation was refereed.
•Patents: title, patent number, date, country.
•Honours and awards (title and dollar value).
Letters of Recommendation

Please attach two letters of recommendation to your online application. It is your responsibility to inform the referees that, under the Canadian Privacy Act, all information, assessments, etc. provided to the National Research Council of Canada in connection with this application may be accessed by yourself provided you are a resident of Canada. These letters should address your strengths and weaknesses as well as the challenges you encountered in carrying out your research.

If you cannot attach your letters of recommendation letters directly to the application form, kindly ask your referees to send the recommendation letters via email to the following address :


VLIR-UOS Master Credits Allowances, Belgium

VLIR-UOS Master Credits Allowances, Belgium

With Master Credit Allowances VLIR-UOS gives the opportunity to students from the South that are following an English taught master programme at a Flemish university, to follow a course module at a university in the South. The stay in the South takes at least one and maximum three months between January and December 2011. Only nationals of the country list can apply for it. The course module has to take place at a university of a country of the country list.

A master credits allowance is an allowance

- for students from the South (DGD country list)
- that are following an English taught master programme at a Flemish university and
- wish to follow (part of) a course module of their currently ongoing master programme
- or conduct scientific activities in connection with a course module of their currently ongoing master programme
- i.e. in the framework of officially attributed study credits (? ECTS)
- for at least one and no more than three months between January and December 2011
- at a university in the South (DGD country list – a country other than the own country of origin).

The purpose of the master credits allowance is to bring about South-South links. Given the role of VLIR-UOS projects and programmes, institutional and other links between university courses and universities in Flanders and in the South could hereby be activated or strengthened.

Target Countries

Africa: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Palestinian Administrative Areas, Philippines, Vietnam
Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam

Allowance for students that do not yet receive a scholarship

For students that do not receive a scholarship for their master studies at a Flemish university, the master credits allowance is composed of the following:
o reimbursement of international travel costs:
- return ticket for one international journey
o a monthly allowance of € 625 is paid to the student and is intended as a subsistence allowance (for housing, meals, personal transport, and personal expenses);
o reimbursement for insurance of no more than € 125 per month

Allowance for students that already receive a scholarship

For students that receive a scholarship for their master studies at a Flemish university, the master credit allowance is composed of the following:
o reimbursement of international travel costs:
- return ticket for one international journey
o reimbursement for housing: these costs must be justified with receipts, invoices and other supporting documents and should in principle not exceed € 20 a day;
o reimbursement for insurance of no more than € 125 per month

Allowance for the local promoter

The local promoter will receive a monthly bench fee of € 600 for the local university supervising the student to cover all (research) costs made at the host unit in the framework of receiving the student. No other operational costs in the host unit may be charged for the student’s stay in the South. They should all be covered by this bench fee.

How to apply?

Students must submit an application file comprising the following documents:
an application form ,
a signed letter (free format) from the Flemish promoter at the Flemish university confirming his/her position as promoter for the student’s topic, and
a signed letter (free format; possibly as pdf or scanned) of the promoter in the South confirming his/her position as promoter during the student’s stay.

This application file should be sent to the ICOS of the Flemish university the candidate is currently studying at, before 3 January 2011.

The selection procedure

- Applications (application form with promoter letter and e-mail) are submitted by the candidate to the programme director;
- The programme director screens the individual proposals on the basis of the following criteria:
(1) high relevance to / useful follow-up of / linkage with the master programme; the more study credits involved the better;
(2) development relevance of the topic;
(3) potential transposition of the output to the home country;
(4) personal motivation of the candidate;
(5) gender: in case of applications of equal quality, preference will be given to female candidates.
- If more than one candidate from the same master programme submit an application, the programme director makes a priority ranking;
- The programme director submits all individual proposals and the ranking grid to the ICOS individually;
- The ICOS checks whether the proposals meet the admission criteria stated above;
- The ICOS submit a priority ranking (first all candidates ranked first of all Masters; then all candidates ranked second;…) of and the individual application files of all candidates of their university, to VLIR-UOS;
- VLIR-UOS checks whether the application files meet the administrative rules;
- The Bureau UOS issues a binding recommendation;
- The Steering Group UOS ratifies this binding recommendation.

The student is notified by VLIR-UOS of the selection outcome at the beginning of February 2011.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 29 November 2010

Contact detail

Mathias Groenweghe
International Office
Naamsestraat 63, bus 5001
B-3000 LEUVEN +32 16 32 40 20

Universiteit Antwerpen
Inge Caenen
Dienst Internationale Samenwerking
UA – Gratiekapelstraat 10
B-2000 ANTWERP +32 3 265 48 00


VLIR-UOS ICP PhD Scholarships 2011

VLIR-UOS ICP PhD Scholarships 2011

Every academic year, we grant ten PhD scholarships to excellent Master graduates from a developing country who have studied in a VLIR-UOS funded Master programme (ICP) in Flanders and wish to make a PhD at a Flemish university.

The number of available scholarships will however be subject to the approval of the government of the budget of the Scholarships Programme of VLIR-UOS.

As an ICP PhD student, you can institutionally strengthen your university or research institution in your home country by upgrading your academic capacities. Hence every year we provide 10 scholarships to people who wish to carry out research on a development topic, in a so-called sandwich programme.

The research and doctoral programme are geographically spread over two locations, namely the academic home institution and a Flemish university. In this way both local and Flemish expertise are combined to offer you and both research groups a win-win effect. The selection committee assesses and ranks all proposals according to quality and relevance for the South.


You should be a national ánd resident of a developing country of the VLIR-UOS-country list that was applicable in the year you started your ICP studies (see VLIR-UOS website).

Please quote as your reference when applying for this scholarship


The following financial guidelines are applicable. All allowances and payments mentioned below are to be accounted for on the budget of the Scholarships Programme (BTP) of the Flemish host university.

Allowances paid to the scholars

The scholarship payment is related to the country where you conduct the research: in Belgium or at the foreign institution. All these allowances are subject to changes by the Belgian government. We provide the exact financial information and guidelines together with the contract.

When residing in Belgium, you receive the following allowances by the Flemish university:

1. A monthly allowance covering room and board, individual transport and personal expenses;
2. A monthly allowance for the spouse/official partner and per dependent child, whether they stay in Belgium or not;
3. An installation fee at the start of the PhD research in Belgium (non-recurrent payment);
4. A yearly fee for didactic materials and costs for conducting PhD research (per academic year);
5. A fee for covering mailing costs of educational materials (non-recurrent payment).

When residing in your home country, you receive the following allowances by the Flemish university:

1. A monthly allowance (50 % of the allowance when residing in Belgium) covering room and board, individual transport and personal expenses;
2. A family allowance (50 % of the allowance when residing in Belgium) for the spouse/official partner and per dependent child, whether they stay in Belgium or not.

Detailed information per component

- Application form
- Research proposal
- Letters of recommendation
- Curriculum vitae
- Document showing your subscription history
- Official admittance to the doctoral training programme, issued by the Flemish university’s doctoral committee
- Certificate by the foreign institution, relating to the institutional commitment

Important date:

February 2011 (see internal deadline Flemish university)
Deadline for submission of the application file by the applicants to the ICOS

17 March 2011
Deadline for submission of all PhD application files for the respective university to VLIR-UOS

Further information

Should you have any questions, please contact the ICOS of your university. The responsible contact person at VLIR-UOS is:
Sam Geerts
VLIR-UOS secretariat
Tel.: 02/289.05.70
Fax: 02/514.72.77

VLIR-UOS PhD Plus Scholarships, Belgium

VLIR-UOS PhD Plus Scholarships, Belgium

Ph.D.Plus scholarships are scholarships for persons from the South (DGD country list) that were awarded a Ph.D. as part of or after having participated in a VLIR-UOS programme or at a Flemish university and that wish to specialise at a Flemish university for up to three months in 2011.

Who is it for?

Ph.D.Plus scholarships are reserved for persons who meet the following three requirements. This means that applicants must:

(1) have obtained a Ph.D. degree;

(2) have obtained this degree at (preferably but not necessarily) a Flemish university OR at another university but then this must have been in the framework of a VLIR-UOS programme;

(3) have obtained this Ph.D. degree at least 1 year before the start of the Ph.D. Plus scholarship;

(4) have the nationality of one of the countries on the DGD list of developing countries:

Africa: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Palestinian Administrative Areas, Philippines, Vietnam
Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam


The stay takes place at a Flemish university in Belgium.

Duration and period of stay

The duration of stay is no less than one month and no more than three months. The stay must be scheduled in 2011 (beginning and end).

Allowance for the scholar

The Ph.D.Plus scholarship comprises :

- Allowances for the scholar:
o reimbursement of international travel costs:
o a monthly allowance of € 625 is paid to the student and is intended as a subsistence allowance (for housing, meals, personal transport, and personal expenses);
o reimbursement for insurance of no more than €125 per month covering third-party liability, health, personal injury and repatriation. The Flemish institution is expected to take out insurance for the student in question;
o didactic allowance: this fixed lump sum of €300 is awarded at the start of the programme. It is to be used to cover all expenses for educational materials and study-related personal costs incurred by the scholar (paper, pens, manuals, courses, computer, storage media, etc);
o mailing allowance: this fixed lump sum of €200 will be paid at the end of the programme. The sum is to be used to cover all expenses for mailing/shipping teaching materials (manuals, courses, computer, etc) back to the home country and includes thesis printing costs.

Allowance for the Flemish promoter

o a monthly bench fee of €600 for the Flemish university supervising the person from the South to cover all (research) costs made at the host unit in the framework of receiving the scholarship student. No other operational costs in Belgium may be charged for the scholarship student’s stay in Belgium. They should all be covered by the bench fee.

How to apply?

Students must submit an application file comprising the following documents:
an application form (annex 1),
a signed letter (free format) from the Flemish promoter at the Flemish university confirming his/her position as promoter for the student’s topic.

This application file should be sent to the ICOS of the Flemish university the candidate is currently studying at, before 3 January 2011.

Please quote as your reference when applying for this scholarship

The selection procedure

- The ICOS check the proposals to meet the admission criteria, as stated in 2, 3 and 4 and submits a list in order of priority to VLIR-UOS. In case a promoter takes up this role the promoter must rank the files in order of priority if this promoter is mentioned in several applications.
- VLIR-UOS checks the applications to meet the administrative rules. In principle, two candidates from the same home institution can not be selected at the same time, unless the selection of both of them can be motivated;
- The Bureau UOS issues a binding recommendation for selection, on the basis of the following criteria:
(1) academic quality and pertinence of the proposal;
(2) development relevance of the topic;
(3) coherence with the candidate’s Ph.D. and/or profession;
(4) linkage with current or past research projects – priority will be given to the candidates whose Ph.D. was obtained within a VLIR-UOS programme;
(5) quality of the envisaged output;
(6) personal motivation of the candidate;
(7) gender: in case of applications of equal quality, preference will be given to female candidates;
- The Steering Group UOS ratifies the selection.

The applicant is notified by VLIR-UOS of the selection outcome at the beginning of February 2011.

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[Italy] PhD and Post-Doc Positions at ITN Sadco

SADCO Initial Training Network offers several doctorant and post-doctorant positions. SADCO Initial Training Network funded by the Marie Curie actions under the FP7 People programme from the European Commision.
SADCO Initial Training Network are currently looking for students with a strong knowledge in optimal control theory, nonsmooth analysis, numerical analysis, partial differential equations. The network offers unique cooperation possibilities in control theory, allowing each recruited researcher to carry out a part of his/her project at another institution during his/her tenure within the network. For each position, we indicate a 6-months secondment.
Other secondments of shorter period may be also proposed by the academic and industrial partners. The candidates can be of any nationality (European or non European), but he/she will not have resided or worked in the country of the recruiting establishment for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment.
PhD positions (36 months)
Salaries and terms of employment will follow the Marie Curie rules of the European commission (36k/year plus mobility allowance, and travel and career exploratory allowances). Substantial funding for participation in conferences and other research and training activities will be also offered. Applications including a full curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of at least two referees should be sent to Contacts.
Post-doc positions
Extremely competitive salaries (57k/year), plus mobility and travel allowances will be offered. Interested candidates should send applications to Contacts. Please supply a cover letter with expression of interest, fit of requirements, availability and an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

[Indonesia] Master's Degree Program in Education from AED Indonesia

Academy for Educational Development (AED) offers Master's Degree Scholarships in Education for Indonesian students to build human capacity through scholarship opportunity in support of the GOI Ministry of Education (MONE), Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA), and Coordinating Ministry for People's Welfare (KESRA), to better carry on quality improvements to basic education and higher education sub-sectors.
Special Qualifications:
At least 3 years working experience in a related area of study.
Priority will be given to candidates from North Maluku, Sumatera, Kalimantan, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, and South Sulawesi.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Physically disabled candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Target Participants:
Representatives from MONE, MORA, KESRA and their subsidiary offices at the national, provincial, and district level who work in the education sector. This includes faculty and staff of state universities under MONE and MORA, as well as teachers and administrators of primary or secondary education.
All DBE stakeholder institutions working with DBE. This includes regional branches of MONE and MORA, education commissions of houses of representatives, education boards, education NGOs, local media in education, Regional Development Board (Bappeda). This includes senior teachers and administrators of secondary or primary school instruction.

[England] MSc Scholarships in Management and Information Systems, University of Manchester

The School of Environment and Development invites applications for a fully-funded scholarship for candidates from developing countries for Master's study by distance learning on the MSc Management and Information Systems. The scholarship will cover all study costs including tuition and examining fees and course material costs.
The programme is offered by IDPM's Development Informatics Group, with staff members contributing to the University's Centre for Development Informatics.
Who studies on this Programme?
The MSc M&IS programme is available through distance learning so that practitioners can study while continuing to work in their ongoing professional roles, in the public, private and civil society sectors, or in roles in international organizations, agencies or NGOs. Students work alongside their MSc study, and complete the programme part-time, typically in about two-and-a-half years.
The scholarships are intended to support students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study for a UK qualification. Applicants should:
Be a national of and resident in a developing country of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America or Oceania.
Have at least two years' work experience in a post relevant to their MSc M&IS studies.
Hold a UK second class honours, upper division, or above, or its international equivalent, in their Bachelor's degree.
Applicants must not have previously studied in a developed country (short/language courses excluded).
How to apply
You should apply in the normal way for the MSc Management & Information Systems: Change and Development by Distance Learning.
In the online application form, instead of a 'Statement of Purpose', you should include an original 500-word (maximum) statement with your application specifying how studying the MSc M&IS by distance learning will contribute to your professional and personal development.
This document must be included in your application and also e-mailed separately to Mr Daniel Chung, SED Recruitment and Admissions Assistant, at:
The title of your e-mail should be 'M&IS DL Scholarship Applicant' plus your name and seven-digit University of Manchester application number (this is generated when you submit your application form); for example: 'M&IS DL Scholarship Applicant Sally Smith 2507949'.

[England] Fully-Funded International Research Scholarships (FIRS)

University of Leeds offers fully funded University International Research Scholarships for high quality international students who will be commencing PhD research study in Session 2011-12
Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number (Student ID Number) to be eligible for a Fully-Funded International Research Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.
These awards are only available to applicants who would be liable to pay academic fees at the full international fee rate;
Applicants must normally hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK First Class Honours degree and should be considered to be the 'best of the best' (eg, applicants should be demonstrably in the top 20% of their cohort). Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree or be in their final year of study;
Applicants whose first language is not English must have already met the University's English Language requirements . Some Schools require a standard of English higher than the University minimum;
These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree or equivalent qualification;
Applicants must not hold another Scholarship
These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):
Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2011;
The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time study leading to the degree of PhD. Students who are already registered for PhD research study are excluded from this competition;
The award will cover full international fees and a maintenance grant of £13,895 per annum. There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs;
The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress;
Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete all sections of the application form, using the space provided on the form and with strict observation of any word limits. Attachments are not permitted and all will be disregarded and send to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office, Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds
Applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of March 2011. The University will publish the names of the successful applicants within the University and externally on the University website.

[Germany] PhD Scholarships in Humanities and Social Sciences, Freie Universit?Berlin, Graduate School of North American Studies

[Germany] PhD Scholarships in Humanities and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Graduate School of North American Studies

Graduate School of North American Studies invites applications for 10 Doctoral Grants The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies invites applications for the academic year 2011/2012. Six academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences collaborate in offering a structured curriculum.
The doctoral program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on those social transformations impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.
Applicants interested in pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (M.A. or the equivalent) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology and Economics. Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years. Continued funding past the first year is based upon a positive annual evaluation of progress.
How to Apply
All application materials (completed application form, statement of purpose of 3 pages, outline of dissertation project of 8-10 pages, curriculum vitae, two recent letters of reference, copies of earned degrees, proof of language skills, and a writing sample)

[United States] International Fulbright Science And Technology Award For PhD Study 2011

[United States] International Fulbright Science And Technology Award For PhD Study 2011

The American Indonesia Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) announce the availability of approximately 40 awards to be competed worldwide under the aegis of International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Ph.D. study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering for the 2012-2013 academic year matriculants.

The Fulbright Program in Indonesia promotes mutual understanding between the Republic of Indonesia and the United States of America through educational exchange and academic scholarship. Fulbright scholarships for this particular program are available to Indonesian citizens with the appropriate qualifications as stipulated below.

Eligibility & Requirements
Applicants will possess:

a Bachelor and/or Master?s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale). Undergraduate students who will complete the degree before August 1, 2011 may also apply.
demonstrated leadership qualities.
a good understanding of Indonesian and other cultures.
a deep commitment to the chosen field of study.
a determination to return to Indonesia upon completion of the Fulbright program.
a minimum institutional TOEFL score of 580 or IELTS 6.5 or higher at the time of application.
a minimum GRE quantitative score of 700 (GRE test will be required if selected for nomination).

Aeronautics and Astronomics/Aeronautical Engineering
Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only)
Astronomy / Planetary Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Computer Sciences/Engineering
Engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum)
Environmental Science/Engineering
Geology / Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Information Sciences / Engineering (engineering focus only; business-focused study is not eligible)
Materials Science/Engineering
Public Health (research or theoretical focus only)
How To Apply
Candidates can access online application at or download the PDF format of the application below. A complete package include the online application or its PDF format, academic transcripts, three letters of reference, a professional resume, and TOEFL score report.

International Master Scholarships, Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies, Germany

International Master Scholarships, Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies, Germany

Call for scholarship applications: Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies
The International Masters Program (Master of Science, M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of

University of Münster (WWU), Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi),
UniversitatJaume I (UJI), Castellón, Spain, and,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI), Lisboa, Portugal.

GI is a rapidly growing market, lacking qualified GI personnel and offering excellent career chances. Therefore, the Masters Program targets life-long learning for graduates and professionals in the fields of geography, surveying, planning, local administration, etc., who are willing to acquire additional GI skills for applying them in their respective GI application area. Candidates who have already studied GI degrees will be given lower priority in admissions evaluation.

The Masters program targets holders of a Bachelors degree with a qualification in application areas of Geographic Information (GI). The Masters Program has been selected within the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Commission (2007-0064/001 FRAME MUNB123).

Application deadline: January 15, 2011

Institute for Geoinformatics
Dr. ChristophBrox
Weseler Straße 253
48151 Münster
Tel. +49 (0) 2 51-8 33 30 83
Fax. +49 (0) 2 51-8 33 97 63

PhD position on Fundamental and Applied Physics (Univ. of Naples, Italy)

PhD position on Fundamental and Applied Physics (Univ. of Naples, Italy)

The Doctorate School of Physical Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) is seeking talented international students for its PhD program in fundamental and applied physics (approximate starting date: April 2011).

Institutional fellowship support is available for the best candidates. The deadline for applications is 10th December 2010.

Further information, the formal announcement, the application form and instructions for applying are available at the program web-page:

The University of Naples Federico II is a large and prestigious research university located in Naples, Italy. The Graduate School of Physical Sciences is based in the Department of Physical Sciences of the
University, counting more than 100 tenured professors performing research in all fields of physics, including astrophysics, theoretical and mathematical physics, nuclear and high energy physics, statistical and condensed matter physics, molecular, atomic and optical physics, biophysics and applied

Prof. Raffaele Velotta
chairman of the PhD program
on Fundamental and Applied Physics

Dept. of Physical Sciences
University of Naples “Federico II”
Compl. universitario Monte S. Angelo
Via Cintia - I 80126 Napoli (Italia)
ph. +39 081 676148

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