Sime Darby Malaysia Scholarships - Undergraduate - Postgraduate

Sime Darby Malaysia Scholarships
This annual scholarship programme applies to high flying, well-rounded candidates who wish to pursue full-time studies locally and overseas. Available scholarship programmes are as follows:

Types of SponsorshipWho should applyStatus of Application
Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (Overseas only)Professionals with a minimum working experience of 3 yearsOpen
15 March 2010 – 16 April 2010
Undergraduate Scholarship Programme (Overseas)Please refer to the Undergraduate FAQStudents who have:
  • completed or in the final semester of their foundation studies.
  • received offer from selected overseas universities.
12 March 2010 – 31 March 2010
Undergraduate Scholarship Programme (Local)Please refer to the Undergraduate FAQStudents who have:
  • completed or in the final semester of their local matriculation diploma programme.
  • applied to selected public and private universities in Malaysia
12 March 2010 – 31 March 2010
Pre-University Scholarship Programme Please refer to the Pre-University FAQStudents who have recently completed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).Open
12 March 2010 – 31 March 2010
For further enquiries, please contact:
Yayasan Sime Darby
Tel: (603) 26914122 ext 2136/2284/2367/2278
Fax: (603) 26987468
Category 2 : YSD Skilled Staffing Programme
Students who are interested to pursue technical courses at diploma and certificate can apply for sponsorship and enrolment at our Sime Darby Skills Centre.
Find out more about:
  • Sime Darby Plantation Academy
  • Sime Darby Nursing and Health Sciences College
  • Tractors Academy
Category 3 : YSD Bursary Programme
This annual bursary programme applies to student from low-income families who wish to pursue higher education at recognized universities in Malaysia.

Sime Darby Thailand Scholarship Programme

Sime Darby Thailand Scholarship Programme
This annual scholarship programme applies to high flying and well-rounded Thai citizens who wish to pursue full-time studies locally and overseas. Available scholarship programme is as follows:

Types of SponsorshipWho should applyStatus of Application
Undergraduate Scholarship Programme (Overseas)Students who have:
in the final semester of foundation courses for overseas studies (e.g. Cambridge A-Level, International Baccalaureate Programme, etc.)
  • Received offer from selected overseas universities.
For further enquiries, please refer to the FAQ or contact:
Human Resources Department, Sime Darby (Thailand) Co., Ltd, 
Tel: +66(0)2 476 5555 ext:310

Japan - Indonesia - The OKAZAKI KAHEITA International Scholarship Foundation Master Scholarship Program

Aplication deadline: May 31st, 2010.
Anyone who supports the objectives of the foundation to build his/her own country and to promote international friendship, is outstanding in personality and ability, in sound health and is deemed to be in need of financial assistance for educational expenses, and who meets the following qualifications:

  • Be a citizen of Indonesia
  • Be a resident of Indonesia on April 1, 2010
  • Be born after April 2, 1986
  • Academic Qualifications: Must have graduated from a university designated by our foundation prior to March 31, 2011 and be able to obtain a letter of recommendation from his/her supervising professor. The applicants also required to have completed a total of 16 years of education at recognized educational facilities.
  • Major: The field of study selected by the applicant must be the same as his/her major at the undergraduate level. Preferably, the applicant should have selected the university of his/her choice and the supervising professor under whom he/her wishes to pursue graduate studies. The applicant`s proposed research theme should be suitable for study at the graduate level in a Japanese university.
  • Language ability: Must be able to understand graduate level lectures taught in Japanese or English. Selected applicants who have not yet learned Japanese are required to attend a Japanese language course at a language school for 6 months (approximately 500 hours)prior to coming to Japan. Furthermore, the selected applicant shall be required.
  • Dwelling: Must principally be willing to live in the ANA dormitory.
    Note: The foundation thinks it desirable for the students to live in the ANA dormitory
    Not only for the purpose of saving living expenses but also for the purpose of associating daily with young Japanese people living in the same facility.
  • Others: The foundation deems it most suitable that the selected applicant come to Japan alone (without his/her family) to study under our program.
    - The student must live alone (without his/her family) for the first year in Japan.
    - After one year it is possible for the selected student to live with his/her family if he/she wished to do so, but the foundation cannot give any assistance for his/her family.Note: It is generally very hard for students from abroad to live and study in Japan. With his/her family, as the student will meet many difficulties such as the high cost of living, housing problems and language difficulty.
All applications must reach the Okazaki Kaheita International Scholarship Foundation no later than May 31, 2010. (Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.)
The applicant must submit the application form through the university which is appointed by the Foundation. Each application must contact to those university. He/She can not apply individually.
Website link:

PhD Positions on Embedded Computing Systems at Chosun University, Korea

PhD Research Assistantship in the Embedded Computing Area at the Computer Systems Lab, Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
The Computer Systems Lab (CSLab) is seeking for skillful, hard working and highly motivated candidates with good credentials to join our dynamic international team as PhD students within the area of embedded computing systems.
The PhD positions are targeted at the following research topics:

  • Configurable Computing
  • Embedded Computing
  • Bio-Inspired Computing
  • Lab-in-a-Box Systems
  • Virtual Instrumentation
  • A round-trip economy class ticket to and from Korea
  • Monthly Allowance of 900,000 won(KRW)
  • Basic Medical Insurance
  • Duration: Direct PhD- 4years, Integrated MSc & PhD- 5years (these include Korean language training for cultural exchange and to assist students properly integrate while in Korea.? However, lectures and research activity will be in English language)
  • Expected commencement date: Sep 2010 or March 2011
Profile of Ideal Candidates
  • MSc, preferably in Computer Engineering or related areas (good BSc for those applying for the integrated MSc-PhD program)
  • Good background in embedded systems
  • Good programming skills
  • Good English language skills- written and oral
  • Good ability to cooperate with others in a multicultural environment
  • Good ability for highly motivated independent research
Application Procedure
  • Interested applicants should send the following to Prof Lee, Jeong-A at by Friday, April 23, 2010 Korean time (GMT + 9):
  • Study plan (clearly stating the research topics you are interested in. We would like to know your research interests and their relation to the CSLab?s research areas)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Brief summary of most recent thesis and the status (eg accepted, in progress, submitted, etc)
  • CV (to include names, date of birth, nationality, sex, contact details, education, work experience, publications)
Only electronic applications are accepted. Items (1) , (2) and (3) should be merged as one pdf file with the name Familyname_Firstname_CSLab_App2010.pdf. Item (4) should be saved as a pdf with the name Familyname_Firstname_CV.pdf. Both pdf files must be sent by the stated date and should have ?2010 Application for Research Assistantship at the CSLab as the e-mail subject.
For any further questions about the PhD positions, please contact:
Prof Lee, Jeong-A
Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, April 30, 2010

INSEAD-Syngenta MBA Scholarships for Developing Country

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market.
Since Syngenta strongly believes that talented people are the key to successful businesses they embrace INSEAD’s mission to train the brightest and best from around the world for the challenge of tomorrow’s business world. Syngenta is particularly committed to the dynamic emerging market regions and has therefore chosen to offer this scholarship opportunity to future leaders from emerging countries.
Host Institution(s): INSEAD
Field of study: Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Number of Awards: Two scholarships will be awarded per class
Target group: Students from developing/emerging countries.
Scholarship value/inclusions: €22,500
Candidates must be a national of an emerging economy and have spent a substantial part of their lives in the developing world, in education and/or professional experience. Experience in industry will be considered a plus. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.
Essay Topic:

  1. Briefly discuss the requirements for successful business leadership in your country today. Describe how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country after graduation and why you should be considered for this award. (200 words)
  2. Briefly discuss measures required for sustainable agriculture in your country/region in the context of urban and rural development. Focus on what you consider to be the most important element (450 words)
  3. Provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD (details of income set against expenditures).
Scholarship Criteria:
Candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate: (a) outstanding academic achievement and promise (b) aptitude for business and financial management (c) leadership potential and (d) a commitment to contributing to their country or region at some point in the future.
Application instructions:
Complete online application and submit with required essay by the deadline: 23 February for the July class and 18 August for the December class.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Contact information:
Find INSEAD’s contact information at this link:
Official Scholarship Website:

UNESCO-L’OREAL Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme for Young Women in Life Sciences

UNESCO-L’OREAL Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme for Young Women in Life Sciences
Within the framework of the UNESCO Co-Sponsored Fellowships Scheme, a joint programme has been launched with the L’ORÉAL Corporate Foundation with a view to promoting the contribution of young women – from all over the world – in research developments in the field of life sciences.

New Picture sml.png The UNESCO-L’ORÉAL fellowships scheme focuses on UNESCO’s premise that people are the world’s greatest resource and that innovation and excellence, especially among the young women community, deserve to be supported and encouraged through the concerted efforts of the international community. The award of the fellowships constitutes a key strategy through which impetus is being given to the enhancement of the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the twenty-first century.
The programme is designed to identify and reward fifteen deserving, committed and talented young women scientists, from all over the world, active in the field of life sciences. With a view to ensuring that a balanced geographical representation is made, a maximum of three young women, from each of the five geo-cultural regions of the world, will be awarded fellowships.
Candidates must already be engaged in pursuing research at the doctoral or post-doctoral level in one or allied fields of life sciences including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology. Projects involving animal models (i.e. experimentation using vertebrate laboratory animals) are rejected, and proposals in the area of cosmetics research are NOT encouraged; preference is given to non cosmetic researches.
Special attention will be given to candidatures from the Least Developed Countries(LDCs).
Applicants (maximum four from each applying National Commission) must meet the following general criteria:
1- The National Commission must endorse all applications. UNESCO cannot entertain applications from individuals.
2- Candidates must be no more than 35 years old. Thus, applicants born before 1 January 1976 will not be considered under this programme.
3- Preference will be given to candidates already possessing at the time of application a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in the field of the life sciences. However, candidatures from students pursuing studies/research leading to a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) will also be entertained.
4- Only candidates with the necessary qualifications, who demonstrate outstanding intellectual promise and personal qualities, will be considered under this programme.
5- Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study.
6- Applicants must be in good health, both physically and mentally.
7- Candidates may not be in receipt of another fellowship/grant for the project or for the period covered by the fellowship application. If the candidate receives another award, scholarship or fellowship for the proposed research, she should inform UNESCO immediately and her application will be reviewed and may be withdrawn.
1. Field of study: Life Sciences
2. Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 June 2010
3. Duration of proposed study/research:
12 months with possibility of extension for additional 12 months
4. Duration of stay in the host country/laboratory:
At least half of the period of the fellowship must be undertaken abroad, for a minimum duration of 6 months and a maximum duration of 12 months. If an extension is granted then duration abroad is minimum 12 months and maximum 22 months. In the latter case, the applicant is requested to complete the studies in her own country for a minimum of two months.
5. Possible date of commencing the project:
Any time between 1 March 2011 &1 March 2012
6. Requirements for application for an extension of the fellowship:
The following documents should be submitted 3 months before the ending date of the fellowship:
i. Three letters of recommendation issued by
(a) the host institution,
(b) the research supervisors at the host institution, and
(c) the academic institution/laboratory in the fellow’s home country;
ii. A research report on progress to date on the project and a proposal justifying the need for an extension with details of the work to be done
iii. A budget estimate specifying how the second grant will be utilised.
Applications for extension may only be made for the project for which the original fellowship was granted
7. Upon termination of the fellowship, the beneficiary must agree to return to her country so that the knowledge acquired may be put to good use in local research and training programmes.
All applications must be submitted with the required documentation on the prescribed and enclosed application forms. Each Member State may nominate up to a maximum of four candidatures. It is the National Commission’s responsibility to select candidates that it wishes to submit to UNESCO. The National Commission is also invited to seek the cooperation of the local scientific community to ensure high standard candidatures that will then have more chances of being selected. The application(s) should reach the Fellowships Programme Section (ERC/RPO/FEL), UNESCO (7, Place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07P) before 30 June 2010. An electronic copy of this letter and the application form is available in the UNESCO Fellowships’ website. Advance copy may be sent by fax: +331. or by e-mail: and (MSWord or PDF format document exclusively).
1. The application must have the following attachments:
a) The UNESCO Fellowship application form duly completed, in English or in French, in duplicate. Two recent photographs should be included with the form.
b) An e-mail address regularly used by the candidate.
c) Certified copies of degree or diplomas (including transcript of grades) in duplicate. Proof either of having obtained a Ph.D. degree or of being in the process of studying for a Ph.D. degree must be included.
d) A list of publications, if any.
e) A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the candidate’s work.
f) A host institute’s letter of acceptance (i.e. the institute that has accepted the candidate for work should she be selected for a fellowship). This letter of acceptance must indicate the name of the academic supervisor, the date and duration, and the host institute’s willingness to provide the relevant training facilities required by the candidate in the chosen field of specialization.
g) The certificate of language proficiency (on UNESCO form) duly completed in duplicate for the language of the country of study (should this be different from the candidate’s mother tongue) and signed by the competent authority.
h) A detailed description, one to two page(s) (maximum), in either English or French, of the research work for which the candidature is being put forward.
The research proposal should cover the following points:
• Why? The concrete nature of the proposed project’s contribution to the life sciences; its innovative, original aspects; and the scope and purpose of the research project. The candidate should demonstrate that the reasons of the theoretical and practical knowledge or training acquired at the host laboratory would be beneficial to her on-going research project.
• What? The expected results or impact of the research project being undertaken.
• How? Describe the proposed arrangements for conducting the research.
• Where? The proposed country, where research will be undertaken and the name and address of the host institute/laboratory.
• When? The time-framework explicitly stating the proposed starting date and the suggested duration of research which should be of twelve months maximum. Because the possibility for extension exists, it would be useful also to give an indication of further development of the project beyond the 1-year time frame.
• How much? A detailed budget estimate indicating the resources required for the candidate to undertake the proposed research. The amount should not exceed USD20,000. All figures must be shown in US dollars and must be stated on a separate page. The total amount indicated should cover, exclusively, the international or domestic travel costs for the proposed itinerary and tuition fees, if any, including personal subsistence abroad, etc. Applicants should be realistic in compiling their estimated budgets, and consider that an average of USD1,500 per month for accommodation and meals (including local transportation and incidentals) should not be exceeded. Applications where funds requested are judged to be excessive in relation to the objectives and importance of the project are likely to be considered for a smaller grant.
The following costs are not eligible:
Computer or equipment purchases; publication costs; attendance at conferences, unless a case can be made that such attendance is an integral part of the research and would make a direct and significant contribution to the outcome of the development of life sciences.
2. UNESCO and the L’ORÉAL Corporate Foundation allocate the greatest importance to originality and quality. Consideration will be given only to well-structured projects that demonstrate innovation, creativity and relevance, and which are likely to contribute to enhance knowledge in life sciences.
3. Files which are incomplete or which are received after the deadline for application, as well as candidatures that do not meet the requirements mentioned above, will not be taken into consideration.
4. Additional information on the results of the past years’ programme can be obtained by consulting the following website:
The awards financed by the L’ORÉAL Corporate Foundation, and managed and administered by UNESCO will consist of the following:
- A financial contribution, not to exceed US $20,000 per year for each selected beneficiary to support her on-going research proposal, with the possibility of an extension for a second year.
- Round-trip travel for the selected beneficiaries from their country of residence to Paris, France, (date not yet determined) to attend an awards ceremony (sine qua non condition for the award of the fellowship).
- Lodging and pocket money during the stay in Paris for the awards ceremony.
- A certificate attesting to the special award.
A special Selection Committee made up of representatives of UNESCO, L’ORÉAL, and Life Sciences research community or institutions will make the selection of the candidates. The International Basic Science Programme (IBSP) will be also consulted during the selection process. A member of the IBSP may take part in the selection.
Only selected candidates will be contacted by UNESCO.
Candidates who have not been informed of thier selection by the end of September 20010 should consider that their application have not been approved in the selection process.
Project Document LOREAL_UNESCO Fellowship_Announcement letter 2011_English (complete info + application forms).pdf
Announcement date 22 Feb 2010
Deadline for applications 30 Jun 2010
Website (URL)

Australia - Masters and PhD Scholarships, QUT

Masters and PhD Scholarships, QUT, Australia

QUT engineering masters and PhD research scholarships
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia's most valuable players in research and provides quality assured research solutions for industry, government, and the non-profit and community sectors.

QUT's Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering plays a key role in national centres of excellence in integrated engineering asset management, rail technologies, spatial information, and automotive technologies. It also leads major national and international research projects in aviation, renewable energy and energy distribution.

QUT invites applications from outstanding engineering graduates around the globe for two-year masters or three-year PhD scholarships.

The successful applicants will commence their candidature in the 2010 academic year to work alongside world-class experts in some of Australia's leading cooperative research centres and institutions.

Postgraduate research degrees are offered in Master of Engineering (Research), Master of Applied Science (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy (Built Environment and Engineering) .

Our faculty offers a number of full tuition and living allowance scholarships to assist our international and domestic research students undertaking a PhD or research masters.

Research scholarship opportunities are available in the following areas:

* Aviation
* Complex Urban Systems Design
* Energy
* Orthopaedics and Trauma
* Intelligent Transport

After the completion of a QUT research degree, PhD candidates are comprehensively prepared to enter a competitive labour market with practical and academic competence and high employability.

Learn more about our research areas by visiting: www.bee.qut.

Details of the scholarship

The living allowance stipend is $20,000 per annum, tax exempt for three years. International students who are offered the scholarship will also be considered for a tuition fee waiver scholarship.


To be considered, candidates will require a first-class honours or second-class division A honours degree, an appropriate masters degree (research or coursework) or a professional doctorate from a recognised institution. Masters degrees by coursework and professional doctorates must contain a significant research component (no less than 33 per cent of the total degree) or significant publications records.

Application closing date

Applications close on Friday, 23 April 2010.

For more information, please contact David Kabelele, Scholarships Officer for QUT's Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering (Research Portfolio) on +61 7 3138 8033 or +61 7 3138 1424 or email bee.scholarshipoffi au

Netherland - Phd position on ''modelling HPV infection dynamics''

Phd position on ''modelling HPV infection dynamics''

Location RIVM, Bilthoven
Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health
Function types PhD positions
Education University Graduate
Hours 36.0 hours per week
Salary € 2086 - € 2673
End procedure 19 April 2010
Job number D6.2010.00022

Job description

Job description: Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) has recently been added to the Dutch National Immunization Programme. HPV vaccination aims to reduce cervical cancer, but until now vaccine efficacy has only been demonstrated against short-term intermediate endpoints (persistent infection, precancerous lesions). Therefore, monitoring the epidemiology of HPV infection is crucial to assess the
long-term effectiveness of the HPV vaccination programme in reducing the incidence of cervical cancer.The candidate will develop mathematical models that can reproduce the observed patterns of HPV infection and HPV-related disease. The models are vital for
interpreting observed changes in the epidemiology of HPV after introduction of vaccination. The models should also identify informative surrogate endpoints by which the population impact of HPV vaccination can be monitored in the short term. The project will result in the writing of scientific publications and a dissertation.


Requirements: -Graduate qualification (M.Sc. or equivalent) in the quantitative life sciences (theoretical biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, epidemiology) or in the exact sciences (physics, mathematics, econometrics) - Interest in public health and infectious diseases- Experience in writing computer code- Good communicative

Conditions of employment

Terms of employment: PhD appointment for 4 years, resulting in a dissertation. The gross monthly salary coming with a fulltime appointment will amount to € 2.086,- in the first year to € 2.673,- in the fourth year.


VU University Medical Center

VU University Medical Center is the embodiment of distinctive patient care, excellent in higher education and ground-breaking research. VU University Medical Center aims to revitalize itself, and making its own contribution to future medical knowledge.

Together with well over 6200 colleagues we embody “Knowledge makes us better” by working with a healthy dose of ambition and fundamental curiosity. For more information about the VUmc, please visit

Epidemiology and biostatistics

Additional information

The PhD student will be stationed at the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the National Institute of Public Health and the Enviroment (RIVM, Bilthoven). The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is a research unit focused on the transmission of infectious diseases among humans.

Dr. H. Bogaards

Mw. dr. H. de Melker

France - PhD position at INRIA Grenoble - Rhone-Alpes


A PhD position in the field of genetic network modelling opens at INRIA
Grenoble -Rhone-Alpes (France). The thesis focuses on the stochastic modelling
and identification of gene expression dynamics at the cell level based on
time-lapse fluorescence microscopy data. 

Models and identification algorithms
will be developed and tested by simulation and by application to the study of
gene expression in enterobacterium Escherichia coli. The research activity will
be conducted within the IBIS group (, in tight
collaboration with the experimental biology lab of Hans Geiselmann at the
Université Joseph Fourier.

The project is well suited to graduates/masters with
a background in system/control theory, computer science and probability theory,
working knowledge of scientific programming tools (e.g., Matlab, Scilab, C, ...)
and a strong interest in biological applications. Initial gross income is
1947,80 € / month. Knowledge of French is not requested.

Application deadline is 04/05/2010. Additional information can be found at (Thesis offer no 207).

Interested candidates should contact:
Eugenio Cinquemani:
Hidde de Jong:

Spain - PhD Studentships in Applied Mathematics at BCAM, Bilbao

PhD Studentships in Applied Mathematics at BCAM, Bilbao, Spain

International Call for Researchers – IC 2010 1
BCAM International Call for Researchers – IC2010
PhD Studentships

Scientific research in any of the research lines on applied mathematics established in the center:
• Partial Differential Equations, Numerics and Control (PDE)
• Multiphysics, Inversion and Petroleum (MIP)
• Network Design, Analysis and Optimization (NET)
• Calculus of Variations and Elasticity (CVE)
• Mathematical Biology (MB)

• Bachelor degree in a field related to Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Sciences;
• Good qualifications; and
• 2 reference or support letters.

• Starting date will be agreed with the candidate; a tentative starting date is JUNE 1st 2010.
• 4 years. Position may revert in a Research Associate position, based on available funding and a positive evaluation.

It will be negotiated with each candidate, depending on the qualifications and research track, and it will be revised yearly, in accordance with the candidate's performance and merits. In addition, the selected candidates will also receive Spanish Social Security coverage, comprising health care and contribution towards retirement pension.

BCAM is a recently created research center established in Bilbao that provides excellent working conditions and opportunities for advanced research.


website link:

application online:

USA - Montana State University SAT Achievement Scholarship Awards

Montana State University SAT Achievement Scholarship Awards

Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshmen who apply for admission for the fall of 2010.

To be eligible, freshman applicants must complete the following as soon as possible:

1. Apply for admission to Montana State University -
2. Have their official ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University directly from the testing company. The ACT MSU school code is 2420. The SAT MSU school code is 4488.
* Sending ACT scores
* Sending SAT scores

It is essential to apply for admission and have their ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University as soon as possible. These scholarships and awards may only be available for a limited time.

If students qualify, these scholarships will be automatically awarded when we have received their application and ACT and/or SAT test scores.

If you would like a printable version to post or hand out please visit the website at:

*Here is what undergraduate freshmen may qualify for:*

Your ACT Test Score

Your SAT Test Score

Amount You May Be Awarded

33 and higher

2140 and higher

$60,000 Achievement Award ($15,000 per year renewable for 4 years)

29 to 32

1920 to 2130

$30,000 Achievement Award ($7,500 per year renewable for 4 years)


1860 to 1910

$24,000 Achievement Award ($6,000 per year renewable for 4 years)


1800 to 1850

$20,000 Achievement Award ($5,000 per year renewable for 4 years)


1740 to 1790

$16,000 Achievement Award ($4,000 per year renewable for 4 years)


1680 to 1730

$12,000 Achievement Award ($3,000 per year renewable for 4 years)


1620 to 1670

$8,000 Achievement Award ($2,000 per year renewable for 4 years)


1560 to 1610

$6,000 Achievement Award ($1,500 per year renewable for 4 years)

For Fall 2010, MSU Achievement Awards will be based upon ACT composite scores and/or total SAT scores (Math, Critical Reading and Writing).

*Deadlines and Details for Fall 2010 Applications

* With spring semester wrapping up soon it is time to encourage all of the students you are working with interested in Fall semester 2010 to apply NOW! The deadline for undergraduate applicants is *May 15th* and for graduate applicants is *May 1st*. Please note that this is the final deadline for graduate applicants and that most are considered well before that deadline. Please encourage any students you are working with to get their applications in early in order to avoid delays!

Both undergraduate and graduate applications are available online for easy download or submission and payment at:
Undergraduate -

Graduate -

Clear instructions accompany the online application detailing documents that should be sent in order to complete the process. Please don't hesitate to contact our office with questions or concerns regarding application procedures!

*Join us on Facebook*

We launched our Facebook Page: "Montana State University International Admissions"

Join us and don't hesitate to send us your questions or comments!

Elizabeth Blanchford
International Programs Specialist
Office of International Programs
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260
phone: 406.994.7252
fax: 406.994.1619
email: eblanchford@

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme 2010/2011 (LExS) for Masters Programmes

Leiden University offers scholarships to outstanding all nationalities students pursuing a master’s degree programme at Leiden University. The scholarship programme is intended for candidates showing the highest achievements and promise for a master’s degree study starting in September 2010 or February 2011. The maximum study period is 12 months (1-year programme) or 24 months (2-year programme).
For whom?

  1. Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2010 or February 2011 ( All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden).
  2. All nationalities enrolling in the following programmes starting September 2010 or February 2011:
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Tax Law
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law
    • MA in International Relations and Diplomacy
Additional requirements:
  1. In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enroll. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad
  2. The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (“Studiefinanciering”; more information)
  3. Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree
  4. Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions (pdf) attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.
Scholarship Amount:
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 5 awards:
  • Platinum: Covers the tuition fee minus the home fee* and an allowance of €10,000 for living costs
  • Gold: Covers the tuition fee minus the home fee*
  • Silver: Covers 75% of the tuition fee
  • Bronze: Covers 50% of the tuition fee
  • Ivory: Covers 25 % of the tuition fee
* The tuition fee will be reduced to the amount of the home fee. Students who have been awarded a Platinum or Gold award still have to pay the home fee themselves.
Application procedure for September 2010 / February 2011 intake:
1AFill in your online application for admission to Leiden University1 April 2010 for programmes starting in September 2010.
1 October 2010 for programmes starting in February 2011 (the sooner the better)
BUpload all necessary documents
CIndicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page
DUpload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page
ESubmit your online application
FPay the application fee
2AAll LExS applicants will be informed by the scholarship department of the International Office.The end of April 2010 for September 2010 intake.
Mid November 2010 for the February 2011 intake.
Letter of motivation
To apply for the scholarship, you should write a letter of motivation (in Word) of a maximum of 500 words, in which you indicate why you believe you should be considered for this scholarship. The Word document should then be attached on the scholarship page in your online application for the master’s programmes for which you are applying.
It is possible to submit applications for more scholarship programmes simultaneously. However, it is not possible to obtain more than 1 scholarship from Leiden University for the same study programme.
If you have already submitted your online application for admission to Leiden University, but would still like to apply for the LExS scholarship, we kindly request you to submit the LExS motivation letter to the Scholarships departmentemail at:
Selection process:
A Faculty selection committee will review the applications. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit.
The student is responsible for submitting a complete application, according to the steps described under 1A-F by the aforementioned deadline. Leiden University cannot be held responsible for late and/or incomplete applications.
Please note
Students should be aware that the LExS is not a full scholarship. It is necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance their study and stay completely.
One of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands is that students must submit proof that they have sufficient financial means to finance their study period in the Netherlands. Leiden University advises a budget, not including the tuition fee, of approx. €10,000 to €14,000 per year to cover the costs for rent, insurance, living expenses, course books and local transportation. How much money students actually spend will of course depend on their life style and spending habits.

PhD Scholarships in Transport System Research at The Institute for Transport Studies, UK

The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) has recently been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The Prizes are a national honour recognising exceptional achievement and the Institute is receiving the award for “sustained excellence – 40 years’ impact in transport research and teaching”.
Professor Tony May was one of those responsible for this sustained excellence and to recognise his contribution to the field (particularly in developing countries), ITS are offering up to three International Students the chance of reduced fees. These scholarships will provide international students with a life-changing opportunity they would not otherwise have.
This is an exciting opportunity to undertake doctoral study at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), one of the world’s most esteemed centres for multi-disciplinary research. The successful applicant will join an internationally-leading team undertaking both pure and applied research that aims to develop a transport system for the future. Our aim is to develop people with enquiring minds to become instrumental in the future of transport.
Applications are invited for the commencement of FULL TIME study during 2010-2011 (there is flexibility in the start-date, up to October 2011).
Whilst candidates are encouraged to suggest their own topic they are advised to visit the ITS website to view previous and current projects.
This scholarship is open to International students only. Applicants should hold a minimum of a First Class or good Upper Second Class Honours Degree and/or a Masters Degree or equivalents. Evidence of proficiency in English language is also required (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) where English is not the applicant’s first language. Assessment of applications is based on academic merit and in competition with other applicants. ITS welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Full application details are available from the ITS
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 23rd April 2010
Administrative enquiries can be made via
Joanne Davies, Student Support Manager
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5326

Catalonia: PhD Position in Interactions of Lipid Membranes with Nano-objects and Molecular Priniples of Cytotoxicity, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

PhD Position in Interactions of Lipid Membranes with Nano-objects and Molecular Priniples of Cytotoxicity, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia

PhD Position in Soft matter physics

The aim of this project is to model the interactions of lipid membranes with nano-objects including functional biomimetic polymers, peptides, polymeric micelles and polymer therapeutic complexes/conjugates in order to enable the intelligent design of new materials with improved bilayer modifying properties. This study may provide the molecular basis for the cytotoxicity of nano-objects and indicate the ways to reduce it. The Single Chain Mean Field theory can test the inferred mechanisms for the interaction of nano-objects with phospholipid bilayers allowing to distinguish between different possible pathways to penetrate the living cells.

Background and State of the Art:
Membrane bilayers are readily formed by self-organization of lipid molecules. Membrane lipids can form different structures such as micelles, liposomes or vesicles. Fluid membranes display a surface tension and bending stiffness which depends on the order and mobility of the lipids. Their properties can be addressed using concepts of statistical physics and computer simulations and, in particular, principles of polymer and soft matter physics. There are several nano-objects that can preferentially interact with the membranes or easily penetrate the living cells, although the exact mechanism of interactions with membranes remains an open question.

Project Contribution and Methodology:
Our theoretical method, the Single Chain Mean Field Theory, see can describe phospholipid membranes and their interactions with different nano-objects at the molecular level. This method allows to examine the interaction of block copolymers with membranes in order to get insight into physical mechanisms of the possibility for nano-objects of different architectures to disrupt the membranes, form different aggregates and structures.

The ideal candidate:
Ideal candidate will have MSc in theoretical physics with strong background in computer simulations, computational soft matter physics and numerical methods.

Finishing this project:
The graduate will benefit the multidisciplinary environment and the expertise of the international network of collaborators working together on the project.

S. Pogodin, V.A. Baulin, Coarse-Grained Models of Phospholipid Membranes within the Single Chain Mean Field Theory , Soft Matter, DOI: 10.1039/B927437E (2010).

vladimir.baulin[ at ]

Sweden - Ph.D. candidate position in Law on the topic Digital Privacy

A Ph.D. research student position is sponsored by the Centre for HumanIT at Karlstad University, Sweden. As the Dept. of Law at our university does not yet offer its own PhD programme, the successful applicant will be employed by Karlstad University but affiliated and admitted to doctoral studies at the Dept. of Law at Stockholm University.

The HumanIT centre focuses on two main areas of human aspects on ICT: the role of IT in international development, and privacy and surveillance in the digital age. The vacant position concerns the second area. In this area, HumanIT has for many years pursued interdisciplinary research in national and international projects to which researchers from computer science, information systems, media and communication studies, and psychology have contributed. Now, the growing department of Law at Karlstad University will actively engage in this development and we are looking for a dedicated legal scholar who wants to push the research frontier together with us.

General requirements: Qualified for this position are candidates who have the Swedish degree of Master of Laws Degree (LL.M, Juristexamen) or equivalent qualifications from abroad.

Special consideration will be given to: studies or work experience from security or privacy issues relating to mobile applications, "ubiquitous computing", web applications, Internet banking, as well as from studies or work experience from issues of legal requirements, usability, and laymen understanding of the technologies just mentioned.

Admission: On the basis of individual assessment of the candidates' abilities to successfully complete the doctoral programme at Stockholm University's department for Law. The earliest date for filling the position is the 1st July 2010. The position is limited to 4 years, but can be prolonged for up to one year if the PhD student takes on duties beyond the doctoral studies, such as other research, teaching, or administration. These duties must not exceed 20% of the full-time doctoral student position.

Application: Your application should be written in English and include a one-page cover letter with your reasons for applying, a CV, copies of your degrees, a list of attended courses with grades and dates, a project proposal (6-9 pages), if applicable copies of publications or proofs of other achievements, and reference letters or contact addresses of reference persons.

Apply (preferably) by e-mail to
More information: 
Associate professor and Head of Department 
Stefan Olsson

Union represeantative for SACO Thomas Wennstam and for OFR Barbro Berglund and for ST Eva Hallgren.
All persons are available at +46 54-700 10 00.
Application with Reference FAK1 2010/55 should be sent to
Karlstad University
Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT
at the latest 2010-05-03.
Tentative Application Deadline : 23 May 2010

[European] Masters Program in Computational Logic

he European Masters Program in Computational Logic at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is organised as part of its Master of in Science Computer Science offer (Laurea Magistrale). The Master comprises 120 ECTS credits and lasts two years (including thesis). Each year’s course is divided into two semesters. The courses of academic year 2010/2011 will start in October 2010. The continuation of studies towards the PhD doctoral degree is possible.
The following prerequisites must be fulfilled by students applying for the Masters programme:

  • a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a comparable university-equivalent qualification (e.g., the Italian three-years Laurea).
    Italian and European students with good grades who will finish the Bachelor study by the last application deadline (August) are also encouraged to apply early for this program.
  • language certificate in English. Since the medium of instruction in the Masters Programme is English, students whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in English. If you are an English native speaker or you had your BSc in a pure English environment, the certificate is not necessary. We recognise many different tests. In the most commonly available, the following minimum scores are suggested:
    • TOEFL: 550 Points (computer based: 213, internet based IBT: 79); we prefer students to simultaneously take the Test of Written English (TWE).
    • IELTS: Level 6.0
  • good knowledge of the foundations of mathematical logic and/or artificial intelligence, for example by having attended a course on logic or artificial intelligence at bachelor level.

If you fulfil the prerequisites, you may apply for the European Master’s Program in Computational Logic using this application form. Please fill in the form and select (if you wish) a second university in the consortium where you would like to study. In addition, you are asked to provide us with THREE complete sets of application documents (one originally certified copy and two duplicates). Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Your application must contain the following documents:
  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate / Intermediate Examination Certificate
  • Reports on university examinations (transcripts) and diploma (first degree or bachelor degree). If the bachelor degree will only be available after the deadline, students are required to send us a PRELIMINARY certificate. This document must be signed and stamped by the home university and give the information when the study will be finished and the final degree issued.
  • English language certificate as stated here
  • For Chinese and Vietnamese students only: The original APS certificate
  • For students already enrolled in one of the local Master’s programs at FUB, UNL, or TUW only: an official statement proving that they are registerd within the local Master’s program
Important: all copies of the original transcripts and degrees must be authenticated as true copies of the originals with a stamp and signature by an authorized institution (e.g., embassy, consulate, public notary). The accuracy of the attached English translation of the documents must be confirmed.
If you have problems with the above documentation, you may contact the FUB EMCL Information Desk for clarifications.
Please mail all required documents to the address below (an online application procedure is in preparation and will open in April 2010):
CL Secretary
International Center for Computational Logic
Department of Computer Science
Technische Universität Dresden
01062 Dresden

Please consider the following deadlines (date of arrival of the complete application):
  • 15 May 2010: deadline for EU- and non-EU-students; applications must be received at that deadline.
  • Students already enrolled at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Technische Universität Dresden, Technische Universität Wien, or Universidade Nova de Lisboa in a local Master Program on Computational Logic can request to be transferred to the European Master’s Program in Computational Logic before 31 October in their first year. Students must send the application documents (see above) to TUD. They are transferred if they meet the abovementioned eligibility criteria and the joint agrees of the commission.
  • All applications must be sent in paper form (three copies) and in English to the address mentioned above.
  • Please consider the deadlines for applications for scholarships and grants offered by the different institutions.

Copyright - 2009 Scholarship-position : PhD, Postdoctoral, Graduate College, Postgraduate, Master , Financial Aid, Fellowships, Undergraduate Scholarships