PhD studentships Imperial College London - Imperial College Business School

PhD studentships Imperial College London - Imperial College Business School

Studentships: up to L18,000 pa plus payment of fees

Deadline: Friday 19th February

Start date: October 2010

Imperial College Business School has a global reputation for academic excellence and provides the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty and cutting edge research. The recent RAE 2008 assessment places the Business School joint first for the percentage of activity assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

PhD studentships are offered by Imperial College Business School to students with an excellent Masters degree who wish to advance their academic or professional career.

We have a number of awards offered by the EPSRC and ESRC in the following areas:

* Finance & Accounting
* Innovation & Entrepreneurship

We also have a number of Imperial College Business School Awards available in the form of fee remission, part funding or a grant towards living expenses. Study can be in any of our areas of expertise and the awards are open to UK/EU/International students.

For detailed information on each studentship, please visit

For any queries, please email or call + 44 (0)207 594 9608

OCIS - Oxford Scholarships

Oxford Scholarships support British Muslim students

Launched in 2009, the OCIS - Oxford Scholarships support British Muslim students as well as those from developing countries in Asia and Africa to read for degrees at the University of Oxford. Under the programme, up to five scholarships each year are available for undergraduate students from Muslim communities in Britain. A further five scholarships are available for postgraduate students, at least two of whom will be UK students from Muslim communities, while the rest will be students from specified countries in Asia or Africa. The scholarships are available to students undertaking study in a range of fields relevant to the needs of Muslim societies.

Applications for OCIS - Oxford Postgraduate Scholarships for the academic year 2010-2011 are invited through the University's normal admissions procedures. The scholarships cover University and college fees and a grant for living costs. An application for a scholarship is made at the time of completion of the Graduate Application Form. Further information is available from the University's web site. Details of the 'Scholarship Profile' for 2010 entry is now available.

Cultural Studies MA/PhD at Queen’s University

M.A. and Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario
Full program info can be found at:
Cultural Studies at Queens (CSQ) is a unique graduate program that integrates the range of theoretical and practical approaches used within Cultural Studies, and fosters scholarship in both historical and contemporary fields of research. Drawing on a range of practices, Cultural Studies researchers investigate values, beliefs and belongings, cultural processes and cultural objects, economic and social relations, institutions and identities.
Comprising 69 distinguished faculty from 21 disciplines, CSQ offers an innovative program at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels that includes opportunities for cultural production and community and activist fieldwork. Cultural Studies at Queen’s is committed to a diversity of students and faculty, to the global expertise that they bring to the cultural, social and academic fields, and to student involvement in the shaping of the program. We are home to the graduate journal Shift, as well as a student-organized open seminar series.
The program creates an intellectual environment that combines a high level of academic scholarship and an ongoing meaningful engagement with cultural and social issues relevant to local and global communities. To this end, we have options in both the M.A. and Ph.D. that allow students to become involved in various kinds of community organizations, to participate collaboratively with cultural producers or to develop their cultural practice (e.g. filmmaking, curation, performance) or to pursue community-based projects that have clear ties to the field areas of the program. The Ph.D. has been designed around four field areas: Communication, Media and Technologies; Globalization, Nationalisms and Cultural Citizenship; Social Movements; and Bodies and Identities.
Application deadline: February 15, 2010. For more information, please consult the website <> or contact Danielle Gugler:
Telephone: 613-533-3432
Cultural Studies Program Office
B408 Mackintosh-Corry Hall/Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (student advising 9:00-3:00)
Please note the office is closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m.



Two Australian Postgraduate Industry Awards (APAIs), each worth $26,669 per annum (tax free) for three-years, are available for postgraduate research towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Successful
applicants will conduct research to contribute to infrastructure development for integration of renewable and distributed power generation into electricity grid systems. One APAI will conduct research on power quality aspects related to the integration of renewable and distributed power generation, and the other will carry out research on network control and protection issues associated with the integration of renewable and distributed energy resources. Candidates with undergraduate honours (Class I or II(1)) or Masters degrees by research
in electrical engineering with power engineering major are invited to express their interest in applying for these awards.

For all positions, interested candidates should send supporting documentation including a CV and referee reports to the following address:
Associate Professor Kashem Muttaqi
Integral Energy Power Quality and Reliability Centre
School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
University of Wollongong , NSW 2522, Australia
Tel: +61 2 4221 3413
Fax +61 2 4221 3236

Dr Vic Smith
Integral Energy Power Quality and Reliability Centre
School of Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering
University of Wollongong NSW 2522
Ph: +61 2 4221 4737
Fx: +61 2 4221 3236

Siam Cement Group (SCG) Foundation Scholarship Program

The SCG Foundation is pleased to grant up to 6 full scholarships for individuals wishing to study at theMaster of Arts Program in International Development Studies (MAIDS) at Chulalongkorn University for the upcoming 2010-2011 academic year.

Please note that in previous years the scholarship was limited to full-time government employees or civil servants, but it is now open to non-governmental workers, students, and other individuals with a background in development, as well as government employees.

1. Eligibility (6 Scholarships)
Scholarships are open to government workersnon-profit sector employeesstudents andother individuals with a background in development from each of the following Southeast Asian countries:
  1. Thailand
  2. Vietnam
  3. Cambodia
  4. Laos
  5. Indonesia
  6. Philippines
The SCG Foundation and the MAIDS programme will seek to distribute one scholarship per country.
2. Scholarship Coverage
I) Living Expenses
- Roundtrip airfare (up to 25,000 baht)
- Housing (5,000 baht/month)
- Food (8,000 baht/month)
2) Education Costs
- Tuition Fees (Thai Scholar: 252,000 baht; International Scholar: 337,500 baht)
- Workshop and/or Fieldtrips (15,000 baht)
Total Scholarship Value
- Thai Scholarship: 464,800 baht/scholarship
- International Scholarship: 575,300 baht/scholarship
3. Scholarship Conditions:
I) Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for MAIDS admission AND be admitted to the MAIDS program.
II) SCG Foundation Scholars are expected to graduate within the prescribed 12 month period (excluding the pre-session course). Students who are required to enroll in additional semester(s) will have to bear the additional cost of living and tuition fees.
III) SCG Foundation Scholars must not be employed - either part-time or full-time - during their studies/scholarship tenure.
IV) Following graduation, SCG Foundation Scholars are expected to return to work for their home governments for a period of two years.
4. MAIDS Program Admission Requirements:
I) Entry Requirements
- Applicants should possess a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in the social sciences with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0.
- Applicants should also have 2 years work experience in a related field. Mature students, junior to mid-level government officials with experience in development are encouraged to apply.
II) English Language Requirements
Candidates will be required to demonstrate an acceptable level of language proficiency. Applicants should have achieved an English language score of at least 6.0 on the British Council IELTS, 550 in the paper-based TOEFL, 213 in the computer-based TOEFL, or 550 in CU-TEP (Chulalongkorn University Test of English Proficiency). These three above-mentioned tests are the only ones excepted by Chulalongkorn University. Please also note English tests scores must be less than two years old at the time of application.
Please note that these scores, although a minimum requirement for admission, do not guarantee successful admission or completion of the program. The candidate should feel comfortable writing graduate-level academic essays and participating in class discussions in English.
5. Recruitment Procedure:
I) Application Deadline:
March 31st, 2010
II) Preliminary Applicant Screening:
April 2010
III) Short-listed Candidate Interviews:
April/May 2010
IV) Final Selection:
June 2010
V) Pre-session Course for Selected Students:
August/September 2010
VI) Program Commencement:
October 2010

6. Application Procedure:
I) Application period
As stated above, MAIDS scholarship applications are due March 31st , 2010.
II) Required Materials
Students applying for the Master of Arts in International Development Studies must submit the following materials:
•  Application Forms: The application form can be downloaded here. Please complete the form, either by typing or writing clearly in block letters.
Please contact the MAIDS office if you are unable to download the form on this website.
•  Transcripts: Applicants must submit an original or certified copy of their transcript from the college or university previously attended. Transcripts that are not in Thai or English must be translated and certified in the English language.
If you are currently enrolled in an academic programme, please submit an official report of your current mid-term grades.  You can send your final grades at a later date when they become available.
•  Photocopy of previous degree(s)
•  English language test scores (if applicable): The programme accepts photocopies of English test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, CU-TEP) for the application process. Please note, however, that the admitted students will have to present the original score record to Chulalongkorn University at the beginning of the academic year.
Alternatively, the student can have ETS, the company that administers TOEFL, send the score directly to the programme. Chulalongkorn University ’s TOEFL institutional code is 0227. The MAIDS programme does not have a departmental code registered with ETS, so make sure to write clearly “M.A. in International Development Studies, Faculty of Political Science” on the score report request form.
•  Letters of recommendation: Applicants are required to ask two instructors or employers familiar with their work to send sealed letters of recommendation with letterhead and original signatures.Please also provide the following reference form to your referees and ask them to fill it out:
Please provide your referees with the above form and ask for a confidential reference to be returned to you in a signed and sealed envelope. Please return the unopened envelope to the MAIDS Office with the application form. The referee also has the option of sending the reference directly to the MAIDS Office.
• Curriculum Vitae/Resume: The resume must provide information on current and past employment, academic awards and scholarships, international travel, publications, and extracurricular activities, including volunteer work.
•  Statement of Purpose: The statement of purpose should be between 600 and 1000 words, and include the following elements:
- Describe your most valued experience or accomplishment.
- Describe your research interests, and outline a tentative topic for your M.A. thesis.
- Describe your career expectations (personal and professional objectives), and explain how the M.A. in International Development Studies at Chulalongkorn will help you achieve these goals.
•  Writing Sample: The MAIDS programme requires all applicants to submit a sample of their critical or analytical writing. This may be a paper written for an undergraduate course, a published academic or journalistic article, or another appropriate writing sample. Applicants should briefly explain - using a separate document - the context in which the sample was originally written, including information on the nature of the publication in which it appeared, and the date of publication.
The objective of the sample writing is to assess the applicants’ analytical and writing skills. The ability to write clearly in English – both for native and non-native speakers - is essential to fulfill the written requirements for this M.A. programme in International Development Studies.
•  Photocopy of ID Card (for Thai applicants) or passport (for non-Thai applicant) .
•  Two photographs: Applicants must submit two recent one inch photographs.
•  Application fee: There is a non-refundable application fee of 800 Thai baht .
The fees can be paid in cash at the MAIDS office, or deposited directly in the programme’s bank account (see details below). If the money is transferred to the programme’s account the applicant must submit a photocopy of the bank transfer receipt with the application. Applicants who are not in Thailand must pay the fee by sending us a $30 US “Bank Draft” only (US$26 plus US$4 for bank charge).
Please note that the programme will not begin to process any application until the reception of the application fee has been confirmed.
Account Details
Account Name : M.A. in International Development Studies
Account No : 045-2-90843-0 (Saving Account)
Bank Name : The Siam Commercial Bank (SWIFT CODE: SICOTHBK)
Bank Branch : 1873 Henri Dunant Road , Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 THAILAND
Bank Tel : 02-254-1555
Applicant Interviews
The MAIDS admissions team may decide to interview applicants by phone or in person if it is viewed as necessary. The purpose of the interview is usually to ensure that students have an adaquate understanding of development issues combined with an appropriate level of English language proficiency to complete their M.A. degree within the prescribed 12-month period.
Please note that the MAIDS admissions team will inform those students requiring after the application deadline.
MAIDS Pre-Session
Shortlisted students who are accepted to the programme following their interview may also be required to participate in a four-week intensive introductory session in Bangkok prior to the beginning of classes in October. This session will cost approximately 15,000 baht and will include classes in the following areas: Academic English, Research Methods and Development Theory.
Checklist: Documents to enclose in your application
  • Completed application form
  • Photocopy of bank transfer of non-refundable application fee of 800 Baht, if not paid in cash.
  • 2 photographs
  • Official transcript from the college or university previously attended - Photocopy of previous degree(s)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (please use Student Reference Forms)
  • Curriculum Vitae/resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • One paper/report/article previously written by the applicant
  • Photocopy of ID card (for Thai applicants)
  • Photocopy of passport (for non-Thai students)
  • TOEFL, IELTS or CU-TEP English language test results, if applicable
Where documents are found to be INVALID, the University will revoke the admission agreement and retain all payments made to the university.
When complete, please sign, date and return the form enclosing all necessary documentation to:
M.A. in International Development Studies
Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
Henry-Dunant Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330 , THAILAND
Tel: (+66) 2-218-7313
Fax: (+66) 2-252-6277
Please note that we are currently unable to receive and process online applications.
Acceptance of Admission
Successful scholars will be notified whether or not they must attend the pre-session at the same time they are notified of their scholarship status (see above timeline). If the pre-session is not required, scholars may come to Thailand in early September 2010 to settle in Bangkok. The MAIDS program will begin the first week of October 2010.
*If you have any further questions regarding the MAIDS program or the SCG Foundation Scholarship Program, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information –
 *Deadline: March 31st, 2010*

Fujitsu Opens Global Leadership Management Scholarships for Indonesia

Jakarta, 29 December 2009 — Fujitsu open enrolments of the 2010 Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS) global leadership management scholarship for Indonesian people.
Achmad S. Sofwan, Chief Operating Officer of Fujitsu Indonesia, said through this scholarship, Fujitsu aims to provide opportunities for all communities in Asia Pacific and to develop leadership capabilities through learning management styles in different culture and understanding global business.
“Until now, there have been 370 business professionals –including from Indonesia- who had earned the Fujitsu scholarship. The scholarship is open in 18 Asia Pacific countries,” Achmad added. “This scholarship is Fujitsu’s contribution to the region, and as an opportunity to develop leadership for business practitioners in Indonesia.”
This year, Fujitsu provides scholarships for a new program in JAIMS: the East-West Leaders Program (EWKLP) which aims to prepare a new generation of business leaders.
Fujitsu will open the registration for application until March 19, 2010, followed by interview in April 2010 and selection of participants in May 2010.
The EWKLP JAIMS Fall Term 2010 will run from October 11, 2010 until January 6, 2011 in Hawaii, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan. EWKLP program combines best practices from east and west with an intensive learning format.
After the lecture in Hawaii, participants will be invited to Japan to participate in various activities related to cultural, visit to Fujitsu and the awarding event.
Angeline Melissa Simanullang, JAIMS EWKLP Spring 2009 alumni, told that all courses were taught by professors who are experts in their fields from east and west scientific traditions.
“This program has given me the in-depth knowledge of global business through the very compact yet practical courses. There were additional special topics, which interestingly gave different perspective of business from non-business related point of view,” she said.
Angeline won the Student’s Choice Award in JAIMS-EWKLP and today is Art Director at MAC909.
Cross-cultural atmosphere, she recalled, were intense in this program as it was attended by students from nine different countries each with their own cultural and professional backgrounds, living and working together.
“As a whole the JAIMS EWKLP experience has brought young people from different countries together, creating a world community, the bond that will hopefully last forever. Through this enriching program, we gained global business knowledge and cross-culture understanding. I believe these are very powerful asset to have for everyone going to succeed in this global world,” Angeline added.
Jessica Schwarze, JAIMS-EWKLP 2005 alumni, told the classes were heavily focused on real case business scenarios that until today are highly applicable to her daily job.
“The lessons I learned during the four months intensive program in Hawaii as well as in Tokyo proved to be priceless. Through this scholarship, I have had the opportunity to engage with people from various cultures and learn the real issues of today’s global business world,” she said. Jessica currently is Head of Marketing at SAP Indonesia.
Fujitsu’s scholarship for this EWKLP JAIMS includes tuition, transportation, health insurance and stipend.

Terms of participants:

  • Graduate from all backgrounds, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Achieve a minimum TOEFL score 577/233/90 (paper / computer / internet), or a minimum TOEIC 750 or IELTS 6.5
  • Having a full-time work experience for a minimum of three years, preferably five years.
Fujitsu Scholarship is held since 1985 to commemorate 50 years of Fujitsu foundation. JAIMS founded in 1972 by Yoshimitsu Kohra, then the president of Fujitsu Limited.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Research firm Gartner has ranked Fujitsu as number four in IT services, PCs, servers and storage worldwide (August 2009).
For more information about Fujitsu Scholarship, please visit or contact to

About PT. Fujitsu Indonesia

PT. Fujitsu Indonesia was established in 1995 with the name of PT. Fujitsu Systems Indonesia as a joint venture between Fujitsu (Japan) and PT. Askomindo Dynamics (Indonesia).Headquartered in Jakarta and service canters in several cities (Surabaya, Medan, Makassar, Denpasar) and more than 20 authorized service providers across Indonesia, Fujitsu Indonesia has a vision to become a provider of IT, communications and business solutions leading customer-focused. As a local IT provider with global capabilities, the company has a comprehensive line of business, including the Platform Products, Applications Services, Infrastructure Integration Services, Managed Services, and Networking Services. Portfolio customers scattered in various sizes and segments such as government, manufacturing, education, retail, oil and gas, and telecommunications, including telecommunications companies and the largest manufacturer in Indonesia. Certified ISO 9001:2008, PT. Fujitsu Indonesia implement a quality management system registered to the international standards within the scope of IT solutions and services, and to encourage the adoption of a process approach to improve customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit

Press Contacts

PT. Fujitsu Indonesia
Nuraini Kurnia
Marketing Manager
 Tel: +62-21-570 9330

China – AUN Scholarship 2010

China – AUN Scholarship 2010

China-AUN Scholarship 2010 is now open for new applications. Please see attached the details and guideline for scholarship application.
Applicants may apply online at or download application forms for Chinese Government Scholarship from CSC’s website at
After completing online application, kindly print out two copies of applications.
Kindly prepare other supporting documents as required (see scholarship details).
Please send the package of application documents, including copies of applications, to AUN Secretariat Office at:
Mr. Raksit Waropas
Office of the AUN Secretariat
Room 210, Jamjuree 1 Building
Chulalongkorn University
Phayathai Rd., Bangkok 10330
Tel: + 66 2 2153640 ext. 0
Email: raksit@
*Please submit your applications by 19 April 2010.

France - Post-doctoral position Mechanosensitive channels in plants

A 24-month post-doctoral position in the area of ion channel physiology funded by the French

National Research Agency (ANR) is available starting April 2010. The host group “Membrane

Transporters and Signalling Laboratory”

belong to the “Institut des Sciences du Végétal” (ISV) located on the CNRS campus of Gif sur

Yvette, at 30 km south west of Paris.

Although plants respond to a wide variety of mechanical stimuli, and many mechanosensitive

channel activities have been characterized in plant membranes using the patch-clamp method, the

molecular nature of mechanoperception in plant systems has remained elusive. We recently showed

that the MSL9 and MSL10 proteins relatives of the E. coli MscS (Mechanosensitive channel of

Small conductance) might function cooperatively and provide mechanosensitive channel activities

at the plasma membrane of Arabidopsis root cells (Curr. Biol., 18: 730-734, 2008; Plant Signaling

& Behavior, 3: 726-729, 2008).

The first objective of the project is to characterize the electrophysiological properties of MSL9,

MSL10 and other members of the MSL family (homologous system and bilayer). This part will be

done in close collaboration with A. Ghazi ’s lab (IBBMC, Orsay). The second objective will be to

enlighten the functions of the MSL channels as sensor of vibrations in aerial part of the plant. This

will be conducted by a multidisciplinary approach involving, electrophysiology, molecular biology

and modelling in cooperation with other partners of the project.

Salary ~ 2000€/month

Applicants should hold a PhD and have a good experience in electrophysiology and, possibly, in

molecular biology. A background in plant biology would be an added value but is not required.

English but not French is required.

Candidates should send a CV with a brief summary of research experience, a list of publications

and the names and addresses of 3 contact information referees to Jean-Marie Frachisse


institu t des sciences du végétal

12 PhD Studentships at Nottingham Trent University, UK

Vice Chancellor`s PhD Studentships, 2010

Nottingham Trent University - School of Science and Technology (11 projects)
Nottingham Trent University is inviting applications for 12 fully-funded PhD studentships, commencing in October 2010. The studentships will pay UK/EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (currently £13,290 per annum) for up to three years.
Applications are invited for the following projects within the School of Science and Technology:
1. Novel Switching Mechanisms in Multistable Nematic Liquid Crystal Displays
2. Dopant migration and aging processing in semiconductor lasers, heterostructures and nanostructures
3. Novel therapeutic vectors towards the therapy of uveal melanoma
4. Non-equilibrium behaviour in model soft materials
5. Antibiotic resistance of Hospital and community acquired E.coli, mechanisms and associated virulence factors
6. Liquid Origami: The Physics (and Chemistry) of Droplet Wrapping
7. Population genetics to unravel the evolutionary history of the Yersinia enterocolitica complex
8. Reduction of carbon footprint through optimum scheduling of power plants
9. Stratification of cord blood stem cells
10. Role of genetic variation in the alteration of bone metabolism and stress fracture injury
Entry requirement
A first class or upper second class U.K. BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent) or Masters degree in a relevant field.
The studentships will pay UK/EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (currently £13,290 per annum) for up to three years. Applications from overseas students are welcome, but a successful candidate would be responsible for paying the international fees. (Fees for 2009/10 are £10,200 for international students).
Applications can be accepted from UK/EU and also International students. The minimum English language proficiency requirement for candidates who have not undertaken a higher degree at a UK HE institution is IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 560/iBT 83.
For further details about the studentships, please see
For an application form, please email: or telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3269 Please return completed application forms, with copies of academic certificates, to:
The Research Graduate Studies Office (Science)
Erasmus Darwin Building
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Lane
Nottingham NG11 8N
The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 15 February 2010.

2010 Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students for an Undergraduate Course

1. Program Objective

The objective of the Korean Government Scholarship Program for an Undergraduate Course is to provide international students with the opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between the countries.

2. Total Candidates for Selection: 150 people < Refer to the attachment.2>
? Only those who hold a citizenship of the countries in the attachment are eligible for the program.

3. Academic Programs
Undergraduate degree courses for four years after successfully completing a one-year Korean Language Training. ? University transferring is not allowed (e.g. Beginning from the 3rd year is not allowed.)

4. Fields of Study 
4-year undergraduate courses which are provided by the universities designated by NIIED
? Not applicable: International studies where classes are conducted in English, medicine, dentistry, or other fields the study period of which exceeds 4 years (e.g. architecture)

5. Qualifications
Prospective applicant must meet the following qualification criteria:
(1) Must be a citizen of the country to which scholarships are offered, which is also applied to his/her parents.
? Applicant must not be a holder of Korean citizenship.
(2) Should be under 25 years of age as of April 1, 2010.
(3) Have an adequate health, both physically and mentally.
? Persons who are pregnant or having severe illness may not apply.
(4) Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of elementary, middle, high school as of April 1, 2010.
? Exceptional acceptance for a person who will have finished high school as of September 1, 2010 and who will be able to start his/her bachelors degree course from March 1,2011 because of his/her excellence in Korean proficiency; in case that the person has level 4 in TOPIK before starting his/her bachelors degree course)
(5) Possess above 80% (out of 100%) in a grade point average (G.P.A.) of the whole school years of the high school attended or within top 10% among graduates in the same year.
(6) Not at any time have received a Korean government scholarship for his/her undergraduate study before.
(7) Not have enrolled in an undergraduate course in Korea before.
(8) Preferential selection for applicants who are good at Korean or English.

6. Submission of Required Documents
(1) Place of Submission: Korean Embassy (or Consulate) in the country of origin or Korean university that is in charge of recommendation of candidates
(2) Deadline of Submission: The date set by the above institution
(3) Documents to be submitted
? One Completed Application Form (on a prescribed form)
? One NIIED Pledge (on a prescribed form)
? One Self-introduction Essay (on a prescribed form)
? One Study Plan (on a prescribed form)
? Two Recommendation Letters (from the applicant’s teacher or principal of the school, academic advisor or the relevant chief executive officer of the organization, etc.: on a prescribed form)
One Personal Medical Assessment (on a prescribed form)
? One Certificate of Health authorized by a doctor (only for candidates who have successfully passed through the selection procedure set by the institution in charge of recommendation of candidates: on a prescribed form)
? One Copy of High School Diploma
? One Copy of High School Grade Transcripts
? One Copy of the Applicant’s Passport
? The Certificates of Citizenship of the Applicant and His/Her Parents such as a birth certificate, copy of passport, etc.
? One Copy of a Certificate of Korean or English Proficiency within 2 years from as of April 1, 2010 (if applicable)
(4) Notes
? Application should be done through ONLY ONE INSTITUTION in charge of recommendation of qualified candidates. Dual application is to be rejected.
? English Name Spelling in the application form MUST be exactly the same as in the passport.
? Application form and other program materials are to be filled out either in Korean or in English. And all of the materials should be A4 sized; if smaller, attach the material to an additional A 4 sized paper; if bigger, fold it up to be an A 4 sized one.
? Regarding a high school grade transcript, it should prove that your academic achievement satisfies 5-(5) above; otherwise, you should submit a certificate issued by the high school, which should include either an official seal of the school or a school principal’s signature.
? The documents such as certificates or credentials issued in languages other than Korean or English must include official notarized translation, which is to be put before the original.
? Other documents except the ones written on a form prescribed by NIIED should contain their numbers and names on the top right. (ex.?High School Diploma)
? When you submitting the documents to the institution in charge of selection of candidates, the documents should be arranged in the order of the list of the required documents stated above. Each document can be stapled, but all of the documents should be put together using (a) clip(s): do not staple them altogether, or do not put them into a transparent file one by one.
Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant.
? Incomplete or incorrect documents are subject to rejection by NIIED.

7. Scholarship Payment
(1) Scholarship Period: April 1, 2010 ~ February 28, 2015
(2) Scholarship Benefits
? Airplane ticket or airfare: The grantees will receive an airplane ticket or be paid an economy class airfare of the shortest route between their country and Korea when they come to Korea, and, thereafter, when they leave Korea after completion of their study.
Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
Tuitions: The full tuition is exempted by NIIED and the entrance fee for the first semester by the host university.
? Settlement Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
? Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies
? Korean Language Training Expenses: The full costs up to 1 year (NIIED pays directly to the language training institution)
? Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.
(3) Notes
? NIIED does not compensate fees for the domestic travel both in the grantee’s country and Korea.
? Airfare for entry into Korea will not be provided to a grantee who already arrived and has been staying in Korea for between the confirmation date of selection of scholarship students and the designated entry due (March 30, 2010).
? NIIED does not compensate fees for insurance of traveling to and from Korea.
? The medical fee is to be reimbursed through the insurance company to the grantee after s/he pays first
Any grantee who gives up his/her study during the scholarship period will not receive airfare and allowance for repatriation except for the cases approved by NIIED such as severance of diplomatic relations, war or other natural disasters.
? Any grantee who quits the program in 3 months after one’s entrance into Korea, should refund all scholarship fees (The airfare of arriving Korea, settlement allowance, monthly allowance, Korean language training expenses, etc.).

8. Selection (Application) Procedures
Selection Procedures
Application Procedures
(? Contact)
NIIED will announce the year 2010 invitation plan

Mid December., 2009
Check the invitation plan
- List of the countries where scholarships
are available, requirements, application
forms, etc.
Institutions in charge of recommendation of
qualified candidates (hereafter; IRC) will
announce their selection plan, which may be
different depending on the institutions.
Mid December., 2009
Check IRC’s plan
Application deadline, selection procedures set by the relevant IRC, etc.
? IRC.
IRC will select candidates

January, 2010
Submit the application documents and then follow the set directions
IRC will recommend the qualified
candidates to NIIED
January 29, 2010

NIIED will announce the successful
candidates and send them a package which
contains an invitation letter, a guidebook and
other important notes
February 25, 2010
Check the list of successful candidates ?Apply for a visa for the entry into Korea
? (NOTICE) or IRC ? Korean Embassy
IRC will notify NIIED of the grantee’ entry itinerary
Early March, 2010
Check the entry itinerary and prepare for the entry into Korea
Grantees will enter Korea
March 25 ~ 30, 2010
Enter Korea
Grantees will begin to take a Korean language course
April 1, 2010
Begin to take a Korean language course

9. Other Important things
(1) Entry
? Grantees must arrive in Korea by March 30, 2010. In case a grantee does not enter Korea by the date stated above without any special reason, his/her scholarship award will be canceled.
? Grantees who will have finished high school as of September 1, 2010 and who will be able to start his/her
bachelor’s degree course from March 1,2011 because of his/her excellence in Korean proficiency must
arrive in Korea by August 30, 2010.
? Prior to arrival, grantees should acquire some knowledge about the Korean climate, customs, culture, etc.
Useful Websites
? Korean Language Study
? Korean Universities
? Korean Culture
? The Korean Embassy abroad
? Entry & Residence
? Grantees are required to get a visa before arriving in Korea.
? Visit the Consular section of the Korean embassy or consulate in your country of residence with the invitation letter from NIIED, after being informed of selection as a grantee.
? Every grantee should read the?Guidebook for GKS - Undergraduate Studentsthoroughly before coming to Korea and keep it for reference while staying in Korea, which will be distributed prior to arriving in Korea.
? The payment of the monthly allowance for the first month after arrival in Korea may be delayed. Therefore, every grantee is advised to bring extra money to cover the living expenses for the period.
(2) Housing
Grantees would reside in a university dormitory.
? The dormitory fee will be deducted out of the monthly allowance by the university.
(3) Korean Language Course
Duration: April 1, 2010 ~ February 28, 2011
? Institution: At an institution designated by NIIED
? Notes
- In principle, the grantee is not supposed to leave Korea during Korean language training.
- The grantee must not bring his/her family to Korea during the Korean language training period. And in case that s/he wishes to be accompanied by his/her family after completion of the language course, the whole expenses for it should be borne by him/her.
- The grantee should have a certain level of Korean proficiency after completion of Korean language training; otherwise, scholarship may be cancelled.
(4) Undergraduate Degree Program
? Duration: March 1, 2011 ~ February 28, 2015
? Institution
- The grantee selected through the recommendation of a university: At the university which has recommended him/her
- The grantee selected through the recommendation of a Korean embassy: At the university to which s/he is admitted. (S/he may apply for admission to a university s/he would like to enter)
? Notes
- The grantee should make a preparation of the required documents for application for an admission to a university.
- If the grantee is needed to write a final thesis, it must be written in Korean in principle; if the final theses must be written in another foreign language, s/he should submit its summary in Korean.

(5) Cancellation or temporary suspension of Scholarship
? If a grantee is found engaged in any of the following activities during his/her stay in Korea, his/her scholarship will be suspended and then will be disqualified from a grantee position.
- When any documents of the scholarship application has been found false.
- When the grantee is punished by the university or involved in any form of political activity.
- When the grantee has violated the written pledge which s/he has given to NIIED.
- When the grantee has violated the guidelines and regulations set by NIIED.
- When the grantee has been cautioned more than 2 times due to an unexcused absence or a prolonged absence from the Korean language training or the temporary departure without permission or notification
- When the grantee has not earned at least 2/3 of the registered credit courses of the semester.
- When the grantee has not submitted a request for re-enrollment to the university and not notified NIIED of re-enrollment without any proper reasons within one month after the period of ‘temporary absence from school’ has ended.
- When the grantee has given up one’s studies.
- When they refuse to study at the assigned university after s/he finished his/her Korean language course.
Temporary suspension of scholarship
- After the grantee begins his/her study at undergraduate course, s/he should obtain a proper approval from the university where s/he studies in order to exit Korea for more than 30 days. Neglecting this rule will cause his/her monthly allowance to be cut for the period of absence exceeding 30 days.
- In special cases(e.g. funeral of his/her parents, his/her wedding, treatment of illness, etc.), the grantee may leave Korea for a maximum of 2 weeks after s/he gets the permission from NIIED; the scholarship for the period is not to be paid
- In case that the grantee does not have a certain level of Korean proficiency after completion of Korean language course.

10. Contact
(1) For application & submission of application documents (Refer to the attachment 4)
 The Korean Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin OR Korean universities
(2) For others except for the aboveThe National Institute for International Education (NIIED)
- Korean version: ?????????? – Q&A (or ????)
- English version: Korean Government Scholarship Program – Q&A (or NOTICE)
 Phone: +82-2-3668-1357
 Fax: +82-2-743-4992
 E-mail Address:

Attachment 1. Application Forms
2. List of countries where scholarships are available & Quota of scholarships in each country
3. Fields of Study
4. List of institutions in charge of recommendation of candidates

Radyum Ikono
Full-time Undergraduate Student
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
HP: +6593646417

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