International Masters and PhD programmes at the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI),

Job Description: International Masters and PhD programmes at the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya located in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of the prosperous country, Malaysia.
AEI offers distinctive areas of study namely International Masters in Regional Integration (Political Science), Small & Medium Enteprises(SMES), ASEAN Studies and Information Management. This is a one year full-time programme facilitated by experienced and resourceful visiting professors from Europe, Asia and USA. This exclusive programme trains selected students with good first degree to reach full potential in academic achievement as well as promising career future and advancement. Full and partial scholarships are also offered to deserving students.
University of Malaya (UM) is the oldest university in Malaysia, established in 1905 and has produced thousands of students who had succeeded in their chosen fields. UM, the pride of the nation has opened its doors to welcome students from all over the world to share and experience the quality education and cultural diversity & harmony in this blessed soil of Malaysia.
Please feel free to contact us if you need more info on the programmes and any other concerns with regards to study & living in Malaysia.
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Important Reminder :
1) The deadline for application is 31 May 2010 for 2010 intake which starts in mid September 2010.
2) If you are applying to AEI through this lead, please email us your name and address for us to reconfirm your application with the recruitment centre.
3) Please be guided that your application can only be made online.
Thank you and all the best,
Kim Mahmud
EduTrade Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
email :

[Switzerland] International PhD Program in Biomedical Research

Deadline: May 10, 2010
Applications are invited for internally funded PhD student fellowships at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland. The FMI is part of the Novartis Research Foundation. Our research focuses on epigenetics, growth control and neurobiology. We employ state-of-the-art technologies to explore basis molecular mechanisms of cells and organisms in health and disease.
Current topics include:
Biology of aging / Cancer and metastasis / Cell adhesion / Protein structure / Proteomics and genomics / Molecular mechanisms of cell signaling / Cell type specification and differentiation / Connectivity and function of neuronal circuits / Vision, olfaction, motor control / Synaptic plasticity / Learning and memory / Epigenetic regulation and chromatin modification / Gene expression and silencing / Genomic integrity / MicroRNAs and posttranscriptional regulation
Our international PhD program has 100 graduate students from more than 25 countries. The working language is English. Most students are registered at the University of Basel. The successful candidate holds a Diploma (or M.Sc.) acceptable for matriculation at the University of Basel and has a strong background in cell and molecular biology.
Financial support is in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Your income will be generous relative to international standards for PhD students. Duration of the appointment: typically 4 years.
Application deadline: May 10, 2010
For application forms and further information see, or,
Friedrich Miescher
Institute for Biomedical Research,
Maulbeerstrasse 66, 4058 Basel,

[Korean] Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Students

Deadline: May 14, 2010
The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students in order to promote international exchange in education and mutual friendship between the participating countries.
Total number of Applicants for Selection : 600 persons
Quota for Indonesia = 9
Applicable Universities and fields
  • Applicable Universities : 61 Universities (or Institutes) designated by NIIED
  • Applicants recommended by the Korean Embassies (Consulates) or by the adoption association must choose 5 desired universities out of 61 universities below and send in the application form to a Korean Embassy (Consulate) in the country of origin or to the adoption association. (Except for students nominated by Korean Government through Korean Embassy)
  • Applicants recommended by the domestic universities must choose one desired university out of 61 universities below and send in the application form to that university.
  • You can find detailed information about the fields and majors of the applicable universities on the website of NIIED.
  • Available fields : All majors of general graduate schools
  • Specialized or professional graduate school programs such as law school program, medical school program, GSIS program, etc. are also eligible on the condition that the university covers all tuition over the initial 5 million won(KRW)/semester.
  • o Available course: Master's Program, Doctoral Program and integrated Master's & Doctoral Program.
Integrated Master's & Doctoral Program
  • Applicants are only eligible to apply for the Integrated Master's & Doctoral Program Scholarship if they apply for and are accepted into an Integrated & Master's and Doctoral Program from the start of the scholarship period. Applicants who are applying for a Master's Program and plan to apply for or switch to an Integrated Master's & Doctoral Program in the future are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • Very few schools offer Integrated & Doctoral Program. Applicants are responsible for connecting the university/universities they wish to apply for to find out whether or not such programs are offered.
  • An applicant who applies for 5 year Integrated Master's & Doctoral Program especially can get scholarship for 4 years only.
Main Notes for 2010 Selection
  • Organizations accepting applications: Korean Embassies (Consulates), adoption association, and Domestic Universities in Korea
  • Applicants may not be recommended by more than one organization. Every applicant recommended by more than one organization will be disqualified automatically.
  • Selection Procedure : Students recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) or domestic university will be evaluated separately.
  • Obtain Admission From the University Before Entry to Korea:
    • Applicants recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) or overseas Korean adoptees must apply and gain admission into 1 of 5 universities out of the 61 designated universities.
    • Applicants recommended by a university in Korea should enter the same university.
  • Exemption of Korean language course: TOPIK level 5 or 6 certificate holder
Duration of KGSP
  • Master's : 3 yrs. (01.09.2010 ~ 31.08.2013) - 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs. of Master's
  • Doctoral : 4 yrs. (01.09.2010 ~ 31.08.2014) - 1 yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of Doctoral
  • Integrated Master's & Doctoral : 5 yrs. (01.09.2010 ~ 31.08.2015) - 1 yr. of Korean language + 4 yrs. of Integrated Master's & Doctoral
Korean Language Course
  • After 1 year of Korean language training, Master's or doctoral program will be followed.
  • Duration : 1 year (Scholarship students who still don't get a TOPIK level 3 or above certificate after completing the language course should take an additional language course and can enter only after getting TOPIK level 3 or above)
  • After additional 2 semesters of Korean language courses (total 1 year period), students who still don't acquire the TOPIK 3 or above cannot enter the main program. (A student who used the additional language training will have demerit when he/she asks for an emergency extension with reasonable explanation. (For instance: Deduction of that period from the possible extension.)
  • Institution :
    • Applicants recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) and overseas Korean adoptees will study at 1 of the 5 applied universities.
    • Applicants recommended by the universities in Korea will study at the same university.
  • Exemption of Korean language course: TOPIK level 5 or 6 certificate holder.
  • Students who are exempted from the Korean language course may enter the graduate school starting from September 1, 2010 or March 1, 2011.
  • Those who wish to enter on March 1, 2011 should get admission by himself/herself from the university and submit it to NIIED. (Otherwise, they will be disqualified.)
  • A student exempted from Korean language course must enter the main program by Mar 1, 2011, otherwise he/she will be disqualified.
  • A student who acquires TOPIK level 5 or 6 certificate during the Korean language course can enter the main program on Mar 1, 2011 if he/she wants to.
Application Qualifications
  • Both applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of the foreign country.
  • Applicants cannot have Korean citizenship.
  • Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for a long period of time.
  • Should be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2010
  • Hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree as of September 1, 2010
  • Applicants who are enrolling or have already enrolled in the same academic program in Korea as the one they are applying for will not be admitted.
  • For Master's program (or Integrated Master's & Doctoral program): students who hold a Bachelor's degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Bachelor's degree
  • For Doctoral program: students who hold a Master's degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Master's degree.
  • Applicants who are expecting the adequate diploma should present their diploma by September 1, 2010 before entry.
  • Should have a grade point average (G.P.A.) at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previous attended institution
  • If the grade is difficult to convert to percentage, official explanatory documents from the attended university are required.
Selection Procedure
  • "KGSP Guidelines for the Year 2010" including the application form will be on at the website of NIIED, GKS.(, the Korean Embassy (Consulate), and domestic universities.
  • For applicants recommended by the Korean Embassy (Consulate)
  • Korean Embassy (Consulate) may recommend 1.5 times their quota to NIIED
  • Evaluation on the applicant's eligibility by NIIED
  • NIIED entrusts the applicants to the desired universities (in order of choice)
  • For applicants recommended by domestic universities
  • Each designated domestic university can recommend up to 15 candidates (3 per country)
  • Special selection committee will evaluate the candidates.
  • In regards to candidates, NIIED will refer to the Korean Embassy (Consulate) for eligibility when needed.
  • For overseas Korean adoptees
  • Recommendation by Korean Embassy (Consulate) or Adoption Associations in Korea
  • Evaluation on the applicant's eligibility by NIIED
  • NIIED entrusts the applicants to the desired universities (in order of choice)
  • Special selection committee will make the final decision.
Selection Schedule
  • Recommendation deadline : May 14, 2010
  • Final selection by NIIED : by June 30, 2010
  • Result notice : by July 10, 2010
  • Entry to Korea : from August 25, 2010 to August 30, 2010
  • Korean language course or graduate school : starting from September 1, 2010
For further information, please contact
  • Korean Embassy (Consulate) / Universities in Korea
  • KGSP Team, National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED)
    43 Ewhajanggil,
    Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-810,
    Republic of Korea
    Website: or Korean Government Scholarship Program -> Notice
    Phone: +82-2-3668-1448 (in English), +82-2-3668-1358 (in Korean)
    Fax: +82-2-743-4992

[England] Executive MBA Programme Scholarship for Women

The Executive MBA programme office is delighted to offer scholarship support for the September 2009 (SEMBA2011) for the female participant who has best demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to support the ongoing success of the Executive MBA programme.
This substantial scholarship of up to £23,850 (the final award to be determined at the review stage) will be deducted from the balance of the first year tuition fees for the programme.
Who is Eligible?
Women who have been accepted for SEMBA 2011 and who are fully self-funding. Candidates may submit a scholarship application at the time of submitting their EMBA application, however essays will only be considered for the award if candidates have been offered and have accepted their place on the programme by the scholarship deadline.
Criteria for Awarding the Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to an appropriate female candidate on the basis of future professional and leadership potential as demonstrated by the quality of the essay submitted in support of the scholarship application, and a proven track record of success, (i.e. educational and professional background) demonstrated at the EMBA application and interview stages. The Scholarship Committee will also consider the original and personal contribution to the ongoing success of the Executive MBA expressed through the essay and to which the scholarship winner will commit as an ambassador of the EMBA programme.
Judging Panel
The judging panel is made up of members of the Admissions Committee and includes representatives from the Sloan and Executive MBA Admissions, Marketing and Programme Management Teams, Faculty and Career Services.
How to apply
You must submit the following documents:
  • Completed scholarship application form
  • A short essay of not more than 1,000 words (please supply the word count) in support of your application for the scholarship award. The topic of the essay is: "As a female leader, please outline how you will personally support the ongoing success of the EMBA programme".
Deadline for submission
We must receive your scholarship application before 12 noon on Monday 13 July 2009. The decision will be communicated to applicants by 17.00 on Friday 17 July 2009.
Candidates will need to have their funding in place and make all the necessary payments as outlined in the fee schedule. The full amount of the award will be deducted from the balance of the first year tuition fees for the programme.
Click here to download further scholarship information and application (PDF)

PhD Research Assistantship in Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological System at University of Tennessee, USA

The Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has one graduate research assistantship available, at the Ph.D. level, starting Fall 2010.
Our lab works on systems biology, infectious diseases, nonlinear dynamics, control and complex systems. The student will work on an NSF funded project on Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems. Prior experiences in computational biology, nonlinear dynamics and control are highly desirable.
The University of Tennessee offers a diverse and nurturing graduate training environment. The position comes with an annual stipend, full tuition waiver and benefits package, including health insurance.
To apply, send a letter of interest, unofficial transcripts, TOEFL and GRE scores, CV and contact information for three references, to Dr. Xiaopeng Zhao (
Additional information about research in our lab can be found at:

Australia - Law International LLM Scholarship at University of Technology Sydney

The Faculty of Law offers two scholarships in each academic year for “New International Candidates” in the Master of Laws (LLM) by Coursework. One scholarship will be awarded in each of Autumn Semester and Spring Semester each year to a new LLM international student. The scholarship will be by way of reduction of tuition fees for the semester of the award.
Scholarships will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit*.
Candidates must:

  • have applied for admission to the UTS Master of Laws by Coursework (LLM) award, course code C04143;
  • be categorised by UTS as an international student (neither an Australian citizen nor a permanent resident of Australia); and
  • have reached a level of achievement across all subjects in the undergraduate legal qualification used as a basis for admission to the LLM which is equivalent to an academic achievement of Distinction average (75%) at UTS
Selection criteria
Academic Merit. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who is the highest achiever.
Value: $2,500.00
Number per year: 2
How to apply
Students must apply on the online form.
(Note: the online form will only be available during the open periods stated below)
Applications should be submitted by the due date:
Autumn Semester (February to June)
  • Open – 15 September
  • Close – 15 December
Spring Semester (July to November)
  • Open – 1 March
  • Close – 15 June
*Where no applicant satisfies the award conditions the scholarship will not be awarded.
Phone: +61 2 9514 3760
Postal Address:
UTS Faculty of Law
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007
Application link:

UK - Cranfield School of Management Scholarships in Performance Management in the Third Sector

New Third Sector PhD Scholarship in Performance Management
Cranfield School of Management and The Cranfield Trust are working together to support a major research programme on third sector performance measurement. Cranfield is offering funding for a student to study for a full-time PhD under the titl ‘Performance Management in the Third Sector’, starting in September 2010.
The course of study will review and map existing practice, develop understanding of the processes and challenges of non-profit performance measurement, and develop tools and techniques for non- profits to embed performance management activities within their organisations. The project is an exciting opportunity not only to increase academic knowledge but also to make a significant contribution to practice in this important area.
The PhD will be supervised by Cranfield’s Centre for Business Performance, led by Professor Mike Bourne. The Centre for Business Performance specialises in the design, implementation, use and ongoing maintenance of performance measurement and management systems. Professor Bourne said of the Third Sector PhD opportunity:
“Performance Management is as critical in the third sector as it is in the commercial world. Performance measurement and impact reporting is of growing importance to non-profits and we are delighted to be working with The Cranfield Trust to offer the opportunity for a PhD student to undertake in depth research in this area.”
This investment in voluntary sector management supports Cranfield School of Management’s and The Cranfield Trust’s existing commitments to scholarship places on Cranfield’s prestigious MBA programmes. For the seventh year, new students have won scholarships on the Executive (part time) and Modular MBA programmes.
Amanda Tincknell, Chief Executive of The Cranfield Trust, said
“Our work with 200 voluntary organisations a year demonstrates the importance of managers developing the skills they need to meet the challenges of service delivery, particularly in this difficult economic climate.
Demonstrating the effectiveness of your organisation is vital as competition in the sector, and between voluntary sector and private sector service providers continues to grow. Having had outstanding scholarship students on the Cranfield MBA programme over the past 7 years we are now looking for an exceptional voluntary sector manager to take up the opportunity provided by Cranfield School of Management to gain a PhD and make a real contribution to voluntary sector thinking in the impact field.”
The successful candidate will be registered as a full-time PhD student within Cranfield School of Management for 4 years from 27 September 2010. Full-time fees will be paid by Cranfield in addition to a bursary of £13,500 per year to cover living expenses.
Candidates should have a strong management background in the voluntary sector, ideally at a senior level, which includes experience of reporting to funders and other stakeholders. They are also expected to be able to demonstrate a strong interest in performance.
In the first instance, please submit a CV together with, on a separate sheet, a description of how you meet the requirements for the project, including: your background and previous experience of research; how these relate to the advertised topic; what background reading you have done around the topic; why you want to do a PhD in this area, and any further information that supports your application to carry out this particular project. These should be emailed to Wendy Habgood, PhD Programme Manager, e: by 28 May 2010.
Candidates will then be invited to submit a formal application form, which may be downloaded from the Cranfield School of Management website and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an assessment day at Cranfield. The deadline for final applications is 18 June 2010.
For an informal discussion about the project contact Professor Mike Bourne on +44(0)1234 754514.
Full details of the PhD programme and a downloadable application form may be found on the website at
The Cranfield Trust
The Cranfield Trust is a leading provider of pro bono management consultancy to voluntary organisations addressing issues of poverty, disability and social exclusion.
The Trust works with a register of volunteers from the commercial sector, many of whom are Cranfield alumni. Its website is at

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