Open House: University of Twente, the Netherlands

Open House: University of Twente, the Netherlands
Do you want to come to The Netherlands (Holland) to do a Master or PhD? Have
you ever heard about University of Twente (UT) and Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)?

Come and join us in UT-ITC Open House, on:

*Date & time *

- Tuesday June 29: 10.00-16.00h
- Wednesday June 30: 10.00-16.00h
- Thursday July 1: 10.00-16.00h
- Friday July 2: 10.00-16.00h
- Saturday July 3: 10.00-14.00h


Lawangwangi Arts & Science Estate
Jl. Dago Giri 99, Warung Caringin, Mekarwangi
Bandung 40391

There you will get full information about:
- University of Twente/ITC and Holland
- English taught study programmes
- Scholarship opportunities
- Meet alumni of UT-ITC

For more information, please contact us through email address: or fill out the on-line registration form on

See you all there!

Kind regards,

Prof. Dr. Brenny van Groesen, UT Indonesian Support Office, Bandung
Hanna Lange, Staff Officer International Affairs, University of Twente

2 PhD Positions in Statistics/Econometrics at University of Neuch?l

2 PhD Positions in Statistics/Econometrics at University of Neuchâtel
ASSISTANT POSITIONS in STATISTICS/ECONOMETRICS are announced at the Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Economics, University of Neuchâtel.

The Institute of Statistics of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Neuchâtel expects to open up to two assistant positions (for a total of up to 150% working time) starting in August 2010. The successful candidates are expected to enroll in and begin working towards a Ph. D. degree in Statistics at the University of Neuchâtel. The possible topics of the thesis cover theoretical and/or empirical methods in statistics and econometrics related to the areas of expertise of the department.

The Faculty of Economics of the University of Neuchâtel, has around 400 students, over 30 full professors and guest teachers, 20 lecturers, and about 30 teaching and research assistants.

The Institute of Statistics, one of the seven institutes that constitute the Faculty, gives bachelor and graduate courses included in the university degree programs in economics, mathematics, management, social sciences, labor psychology, and informatics. Moreover, the Institute of Statistics offers a master program in statistics. The research interests of the faculty include sampling, estimation in finite populations, public statistics, extreme values, time series, statistical methods applied to finance and macroeconomics.

Ideally located at the heart of Europe (halfway between Zürich and Geneva), Neuchâtel offers its residents an exceptional quality of life and is an ideal place for study and high-level research work.


The applicants should
· have a Bachelor and Master degrees in statistics, mathematics (with some knowledge of economics), economics or finance (with a strong mathematical background), or related fields,
· be willing to start working on a Ph. D. thesis in the fields of statistics or econometrics at the University of Neuchâtel,
· poses a high level of independence, intellectual openness, creativity and scientific curiosity,
· be interested in doing research, be motivated to study, understand and finally master possibly complicated technical problems, be willing to neatly write up the results,
· poses strong quantitative skills, good knowledge of probability and statistics/economet rics,
· be interested in teaching and willing to perform to a high level in the didactic duties,
· have good knowledge of both French and English,
· have less than 30 years of age (see Règlement des assistants - ch/ajour/ default.html? 416453.htm)

The assistants will be employed on a fixed-term contract and will be active in the Institute of Statistics, University of Neuchâtel for the full duration of this position

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research towards the completion of a Ph. D. Thesis.

They will function as a teaching assistant for bachelor and master level courses and expected to interact with the students and to assist them in their learning effort. The teaching is both in French and English.

The assistant will also play an active role in the department. She/he is expected to interact with other researchers in the school, to participate in department's activities, to contribute to the scientific life of the department by attending seminars, conferences, taking part in organizing of scientific events, supervising undergraduate/ graduate theses within her/his research area, etc.

The position offers also the possibility for close academic collaboration with the other institutes and departments of the university (in particular with the Institutes of financial analysis, information management, and economic research, and the department of mathematics) , as well as relevant departments of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne (these last ones in the frame of the collaboration agreement “Triangle d'Azur”).

The successful candidates will receive benefits and salary in accordance to the rules and regulations of the University of Neuchâtel (see

Rough and non-binding estimates of the salary for 100% employment go from a gross salary of around CHF 68,000 (€ 48,000)/year in the first year to roughly CHF 79,000 (€ 56,000)/year in the fourth year.

Each applicant should send ONE (paper) copy of the following to the address below
(1) Transcripts of certificates of graduate university courses
(2) Copies of bachelor/master diplomas
(3) A CV including biographical information, degrees, work experiences, list of publications (if any), and list of honors, awards, scholarships, fellowships
(3) A short statement (1-2 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in the research area, if possible also the work that he or she would like to do during the appointment (this statement is not a commitment to conduct the outlined work, but is important evidence of the applicant’s ability to think of an appropriate scientific project), her/his views on teaching, relevant previous experiences related to didactic activities of any kind, etc. other experiences and interests demonstrating the qualities listed in the section on QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSESSMENT GROUNDS FOR APPOINTMENT
(4) Three reference letters to be sent directly to the address indicated below. The candidate should arrange for the letters to be posted by the application’s deadline. The names and addresses (including e-mail and FAX) of three referees should be included in the CV.

Address: Secrétariat de l’Institut de Statistique,
Faculté des Sciences Économiques,
Pierre à Mazel, 7
2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

In addition the documents (1) to (4) should be sent electronically to the address: messagerie.istat@

(if an electronic version of document (1) is not available, a legible digital picture or a scanned copy should be provided with the original paper version sent by normal mail to the address above).

Applications will be considered on an on-going basis and interviews will be conducted until the qualified candidates are found. The positions will begin in August 2010. The appointment will be announced on the web page of the Institute of Statistics as soon as the positions are filled.

For further information write to Catalin Starica at catalin.starica@

7 PhD fellowships in Molecular and Chemical Ecology (Jena)

7 PhD fellowships in Molecular and Chemical Ecology (Jena)
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) "The Exploration of Ecological Interactions with Molecular and Chemical Techniques" in Jena, Germany, is offering 7 PhD fellowships beginning in January 2011. Students holding a Master's degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology, ecology, plant physiology, entomology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry or neuroethology, with a proven record of success in one of the disciplines and interest in examining ecological interactions, are eligible to conduct a doctoral project within the IMPRS.

Deadline for applications is 30 June 2010.

The Research School is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research. The main focus is on plant-herbivore interactions; other ecologically relevant topics are also investigated.

For detailed information on the IMPRS, projects offered and the application procedure please visit our website

5 PhD positions in Leiden (Islamic Studies)

5 PhD positions in Leiden (Islamic Studies)
ISIS (Interuniversitaire Onderzoeksschool voor Islam Studies/ Inter-university School for Islamic Studies) 5 PhD positions


ISIS (Inter-university School for Islamic Studies) is a national research institute for the study of Islam and Muslim societies, in which eight Dutch universities participate. Leiden University is administrative responsible for ISIS.

*Job description*

*5 PhD positions in the profile area Islam and Muslim societies vacancy number: 10-???* In the coming six years (2010-2015) ISIS has made available special funds to build an integrated interdisciplinary thematic profile area which focuses on *lslam and Muslim societies*. One of the main aims is to integrate and mobilize the knowledge and expertise in the field.

* *

*Conditions of employment*

The positions are 1,0 fte for 4 years (or 0,8 for 5 years). The Ph.D. candidates will be appointed initially for eighteen months at the in ISIS participating university with which the promotor is affiliated. At satisfactory performance during that period, the appointment will be renewed for another two and a half years. Remuneration will be € 2,042 gross per calendar month in the first year, increasing to a maximum of € 2,612 gross per calendar month in the fourth year is in accordance with current pay scales as indicated in the "CAO voor Nederlandse
Universiteiten". You will also receive a end-of-year bonus of 8.3% of your yearly income.

* *

*Requirements* **

¢ Candidates should hold a MA degree or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with a MA in the Humanities, Social sciences or Theology with a specialisation in the field of Islam and Muslim societies.

¢ Outstanding research qualities manifest in a high-quality MA thesis or equivalent.

¢ Excellent command of English

* *


Applicants, with an MA degree in a relevant field and proficiency in English, are asked to submit a concrete interdisciplinary research plan.

The applications procedure will consist of two rounds. In the first round a selection will be made based on a short research proposal of maximum 1000 words. Those who are selected will be asked to write a full research proposal of maximum 5000 words. The full proposal has be accompanied by two reference letters. An interview may be part of the selection procedure.


First round reactions before 14 June 2010:

¢ Letter of applications

¢ Fact sheet

¢ Short Research Proposal (maximum 1000 words)

Second round reactions before 15 August 2010 (only for those invited):

¢ Two reference letters

¢ Full research Proposal (maximum 5000 words)

Letters of application can be sent by post or email (preference) to the address below, and should reach our office no later than *14 June 2010*. Please quote the vacancy number in your application. Adress:

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Afdeling Personeel en Organisatie
Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden

For further information please contact Dr. P. de Bruijn hum.leidenuniv. nl or 0031 071 5272592

21 PhD Scholarships at University of Siena, Italy

21 PhD Scholarships at University of Siena, Italy

The University of Siena has set up a number of Doctoral Schools for the academic year 2010/2011. Admission requirements for each school are specified in the relevant regulations for participation.

15 PhD Fellowships at University of Padova, Italy Grants for foreign students

15 PhD Fellowships at University of Padova, Italy
Grants for foreign students

The University of Padova, through the funding of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Schools/Internation al Courses. During the 3-year doctoral programme, successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging.

Notification of 15 PhD grants for foreign students (26th series)
Deadline: 2nd September 2010

Call for application
Instruction for filling in the application form
Application form

International Scholarships available at American University Washington, College of Law

International Scholarships available at American University Washington, College of Law
EducationUSA hosted a webchat on LL.M. Programs in the U.S on May 20, 2010. Rosie Edmond, Assistant Director of Admissions for the International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at American University Washington College of Law answered questions regarding application procedures, scholarships, the bar exam and careers in law.

*Useful links:

*International Legal Studies Program - Washington College of Law, American University

Summer Programs open to law students at American University

*International Scholarships: *

To find out more about full-tuition and other partial scholarships offered to international students, visit:

*Highlights of the session:*

/Q: I'm Armenian by nationality I got a higher education (degree) in Armenia. Now I would like to apply for a scholarship for LL.M. programs in the U.S. Do I have any chances to get a scholarship? /
Rosie Edmond: Yes, you should apply to the Fulbright grant, but also check with the schools directly. Some (but not all) have scholarships for foreign lawyers. American University offers 5 full scholarships for our LL.M. in International Legal Studies.

/Q: What do you think makes applicants competitive for those 5 full scholarships available for an LL.M. at American?/
Rosie Edmond: Excellent writing skills because it is solely based on that. The scholarship requires the applicant to submit a 750 word essay on a major international legal issue and a 250 word essay on what that winner would do to give back to the Washington College of Law community. They use the essay to judge legal knowledge and writing skills.

/Q: I will apply for LL.M. programs in the USA this year. My goal is to receive the Magister Degree. I have a diploma of Specialist of Law with honors and some work experience. Do I need to pass a specific exam for LL.M. or just the TOEFL? What is the required score for TOEFL?/
Rosie Edmond: Most LL.M.s require the following: Application form, TOEFL/IELTS/ PTE, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts and degree certification. American University requires 93 but other schools might be higher.

/Q: Greetings from Denmark. I would like to know how you view (or others you know of) work experience when applying for an LL.M.? Many Danish students want to go straight after their bachelors (first professional degree in Denmark). Can that be a problem? /
Rosie Edmond: That depends on the school and the program. For AU our LL.M. wants both recent grads and those with work experience in order to enhance the program's diversity. Some more business oriented programs may want applicants with more experience. Sorry this is not a one size fits all answer.

/Q: Greetings from Ukraine. I know that many universities in the USA require students to pass the LSAT. What is the required score for LSAT?/
Rosie Edmond: The LSAT is only required for JD programs and not for an LL.M. The top schools will only accept applicants in the 90% (Harvard, NYU, etc.) The highest score is 180.

/Q: As a European student, can you practice as a lawyer in the U.S. once you have completed an LL.M?/
Rosie Edmond: In order to practice law in the U.S., you need to pass the bar. Please note that each state has its own bar, so if you pass the bar in NY you can't practice in California. Also if your goal is to practice in the U.S., an LL.M. is not a shortcut. I suggest applying to a JD program. Many of our graduates, however, do pass the NY bar but end up working at the World Bank, IMF or other international organization or firm.
Q: What kinds of internships do students do? Is it difficult for international students to find an internship?/
Rosie Edmond: As long as they are law related, a student can be an intern practically anywhere. Here in DC the opportunities are endless. We have placed students at the World Bank, IMF, OAS, embassies, and law firms. Most schools have a career office where students are given tools on how to market themselves.

/Q: I have learned about the WCL Summer Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law - is it connected in some way to the LL.M. Program?/
Also, are there scholarship available for this particular event? Does one have to attend WCL to be eligible for the Academy? Thank you. Rosie Edmond: Yes, the HR academy is connected, although admission is separate. The HR, International Arbitration and International Environmental law academies are independent from the LL.M. program, but are all part of WCL. They are open to practitioners, law students and professors. Students interested in pursuing an LL.M. can transfer up to 4 credits to the ILSP. The academies have their own scholarships, but the ILSP does offer special scholarships (for the LL.M.) for participants of these academies. The academy takes place here in DC but most of the professors are Human Rights experts from all over the world.

Vacant positions for PhD researchers in statistics, Department of Mathematics of the Katholieke, Universiteit Leuven

Vacant positions for PhD researchers in statistics, Department of Mathematics of the Katholieke, Universiteit Leuven
At the Statistics Section of the Department of Mathematics of the Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven there are vacancies for two Ph.D. positions. The candidates
work towards a PhD degree in Sciences, orientation Statistics. Suitable candidates
have a very strong interest in statistics (in all its aspects: theory, applications, implementation). The applicants are offered a stimulating working environment and
will be part of a very dynamic group of researchers conducting research on a high
international level.

There are two positions available: PhD researcher in non-parametric and semi-parametrics statistics.

Among recent research topics covered by the team are, for example: flexible modeling of functions via local polynomial fitting, splines or other regularization techniques, modeling dependencies via copulas and the development of methods for statistical inference, testing procedures and the selection of smoothing parameters, variable selection in additive models and varying coefficient models. For more information, contact Prof. I. Gijbels (irene.gijbels@ wis.kuleuven. be; Tel: +32-(0)16-322018) .

PhD researcher in robust and computational statistics. Examples of research on this topic can be found at

For more information, contact Prof. P. Rousseeuw (peter.rousseeuw@ wis.kuleuven. be)
or Prof. M. Hubert (mia.hubert@wis. kuleuven. be; Tel: +32-(0)16-322023). These research positions also require teaching duties (up to 4 hours weekly). The candidates are expected to learn Dutch within two years. The position starts
September 1, 2010 (or later). The contract is for two years with a possible extension
for another two years (after positive evaluation).

The deadline for application is May 29, 2010 (or later, until the positions are

Online application via: (and further clicking on Department of Mathematics, and Section of Statistics).

18 PhD positions, BioInterfaces Research, Karlsruhe, Germany

18 PhD positions, BioInterfaces Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
The BioInterfaces International Graduate School (BIF-IGS) provides the recruitment and training platform for the BioInterfaces Research Progamme at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

The BioInterfaces Programme brings together biologists, chemists, physicists, IT specialists, engineers, and material scientists with the common goal of controlling living systems, and bridges the gap between fundamental research and development of application- oriented technologies and products. The programme is tightly linked with the Universities of Karlsruhe and Heidelberg. In addition to offering the right of graduation, both Universities contribute scientifically to the BioInterfaces research school. While the University of Karlsruhe is more technically oriented, the University of Heidelberg has an emphasis on biomedical research and basic physics of surface interactions and microscopy.

Thus BIF-IGS offers outstanding graduate students education and training in trans- and multi-disciplinary research areas that allow students to prepare for future careers in professional fields such as health sciences, biotechnology, physics, chemistry and environmental science. Students will gain experience by working in a stimulating environment using state-of-the- art technology in an interdisciplinary context that promotes the ability of cross-frontier thinking. Laboratory work is supplemented by seminars, summer schools, training in soft skills and participation in international conferences.

Online registration/ application is possible until June 30, 2010.

For more information please consult the following link:

various - depending on PhD project

Anfangsdatum: 1. September 2010

geschätzte Dauer: 3 Jahre

Bezahlung: various types of fellowships (depending on project)


Coca-Cola Scholarships, University of Edinburgh

Coca-Cola Scholarships, University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh and Coca-Cola will offer a number of scholarships for undergraduate study in any subject offered by the university. The scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £5,000 and will be tenable for the duration of the programme of study.

* The scholarships will be awarded to citizens from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an undergraduate course of study.
* The scholarship is not available to students already on course.
* Applicants should have applied through UCAS, and should have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh by the scholarship closing date of 17 June 2010.

Application procedure
All eligible applicants should submit online application form.

The deadline for application is 17th June 2010.

With any further queries contact:

Deadline: 17/06/2010
Open to: citizens from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine who are accepted for an undergraduate course
Fund: the full tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £5,000

Fellowships at the Wilson Center 2010-11 - Social Sciences, Humanities

Fellowships at the Wilson Center 2010-11 - Social Sciences, Hum

The Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.


Citizens or permanent residents from any country (foreign nationals must be able to hold a valid passport and obtain a J1 Visa)Men and women with outstanding apabilities and experience from a wide variety of -backgrounds (including government, the corporate world, professions, and academia) Academic candidates holding a Ph.D. (Ph.D. must be received by the application deadline of October 1)Academic candidates demonstrating scholarly achievement by publications beyond their doctoral dissertationsPracti tioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievementEnglish proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the
exchange of ideas among its fellows

The University of Sydney World Scholars Awards 2011

The University of Sydney World Scholars awards provide opportunities for academically gifted PhD candidates who have developed innovative research projects to undertake a PhD degree at the University of Sydney with financial support. This prestigious award will attract high-quality research candidates from a broad range of countries and disciplines. Candidates will engage in progressive research whilst facilitating the development of strong bilateral research linkages between Australia and the rest of the world.

General Guidelines

World Scholars awards support the full cost of academic tuition fees for up to three (3) years on the terms set out in these Guidelines. The scholarship will also fund a travel contribution towards the cost of a return international airfare (as set out in the „Air Travel’ section of the Scholarship Conditions, below).

Applications are invited from international students who are citizens of the following countries (“Participating Countries”):

Asia: Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
Europe: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, United States
Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda
Candidates will be required to take up the scholarship in the semester for which it is offered. Deferral of the scholarship will not be permitted.

Selection for World Scholars is highly competitive. Applicants will be chosen on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated research capability. It is important that applicants clearly address these selection criteria in their PhD application documentation.

The University is actively negotiating with governments and agencies in Participating Countries to identify possibilities for further support for World Scholars. Details of any agreements reached, together with the level of additional support available and any conditions associated therewith, will be posted on the University’s website

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarships are available for new international students enrolling in a PhD at the University of Sydney, who hold citizenship of a Participating Country, and who meet all academic and English-language proficiency criteria required for admission to a PhD. In order to be considered for a World Scholars award, applicants must:

be a citizen of a Participating Country;
not be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, or have applied for Australian permanent residency;
meet all academic and English-language proficiency criteria for admission to their chosen PhD; and
have a Firm Offer of Admission to a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney commencing in Semester 1 2011, issued on or before 10 September 2010 (applicants with a Conditional Offer of Admission will not be considered).
Currently enrolled international students and other students of the University of Sydney are not eligible to apply for a World Scholars award. Please also note the further restrictions outlined in the “Scholarship Conditions” section of these Guidelines.

How to Apply

Applying for a World Scholars award is a two-stage process. Applicants must complete both stages, in order, as follows:

Stage 1: PhD application and admission

Candidates must lodge an application for a PhD degree, and obtain a Firm Offer of Admission, prior to lodging a World Scholars application.
Before lodging a PhD application, candidates are required to make contact with a potential academic supervisor and discuss their proposed research project. PhD candidates may search for a potential academic supervisor using the Research Supervisor Connect tool on the University of Sydney website:
Once candidates have made contact with a potential academic supervisor and prepared a research proposal, they should submit a Postgraduate Research Application Form. This form can be downloaded from:
Further information about the PhD application process can be found online:
The average processing time for PhD applications, once received at the University of Sydney, is six weeks. Some applications may take longer to process, particularly where insufficient documentation has been provided. PhD applications should be lodged no later than 31 July 2010. The University cannot guarantee that PhD applications lodged after this date will be assessed and issued with a Firm Offer of Admission in time for World Scholars consideration.
Candidates must have a Firm Offer of Admission to their chosen PhD issued on or before 10 September 2010 in order to proceed to Stage 2. A Conditional Offer of Admission is not sufficient.
Stage 2: Scholarship application

Candidates who have received a Firm Offer of Admission to a PhD issued on or before 10 September 2010 may proceed with a World Scholars application.
Once a Firm Offer of Admission has been received, candidates must complete and submit a University of Sydney World Scholars Application Form. This form can be found at the end of these Guidelines, or downloaded from:
The completed University of Sydney World Scholars Application Form must be submitted in hard copy, via post or courier, to the following address:

University of Sydney World Scholars
International Development Officer (Scholarships and Grants)
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International)
Room 204, Old Teachers? College – A22
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Applications must be received no later than 17 September 2010. Applications received by fax or email, or with only a Conditional Offer of Admission, will not be considered.

Download application guideline and application form

Scholarship source:

Fulbright MBA Award, UK

Each year one award is offered to a UK citizen in support of the first year of an MBA programme, at any accredited US institution (except Harvard Business School). The recipient will work with the Fulbright Commission and the Institute of International Education (IIE) to find the right department for them.
Award Benefits
Grants are for up to £25,000 paid in instalments directly to the grantee, the first of which is typically given just prior to departure from the UK. This funding is intended as a contribution towards the first year of tuition fees and general maintenance costs whilst in the US. University application and entrance exam fees, limited sickness and accident benefit coverage, visa sponsorship and processing and participation in a number of Fulbright Scholar events are also included.
Selection Criteria
Minimum eligibility for this award category:
UK citizen (resident anywhere)
hold or expect to obtain a minimum 2:1 honours undergraduate degree or the equivalent prior to your anticipated enrolment with a US university
Preference will be given to those who do not have extensive, recent experience in the US (6 months). Please read the Terms and Conditions for this award before making an application.
In making these awards the Commission is looking not only for academic excellence but a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Programme and a plan to give back to your home country upon returning.
Please note: this award is not tenable at Harvard Business School.
To complete an application, please read and follow the UK Country-specific application instructions.
Applications are made online but must be printed and signed, along with several supplemental forms, and posted to the Fulbright Commission. You will need to register to the Fulbright Commission’s website. You will then be directed to and asked to register with the online application site. You will be able to log in and out of your application account and will not be required to complete the application in one sitting.
The online application is facilitated by IIE and is used by Fulbright Commissions worldwide. Each Commission sets its own policies and procedures and country-specific instructions for using the online application system. When making an application for a US-UK Fulbright MBA Postgraduate Award it is imperative you follow the application instructions.
Successful applicants will be invited for interviews at the Fulbright Commission on the date(s) listed below. Interviews will only be held on the indicated date(s) only and may not be rescheduled.
Applications will need to be posted to the Fulbright Commission. Successful applicants will be invited for interviews at the Fulbright Commission on the date(s) listed below. Interviews will only be held on the indicated date(s) only and may not be rescheduled.
1 February – Competition opens, applications available
31 May – Application deadline
June – Applications evaluated, short-list drawn up, short-listed candidates invited to interview
29 June – Interviews in London
July – Notification, finalists revise for standardised exams
1 October – Fulbright Candidate’s Workshop in London, finalists book and sit standardised exams
October-May – US university application and placement process, J1 visa paperwork preparation
Late June-early July 2011 – Fulbright Orientation and pre-departure planning in London
August 2011-April 2012 – Independent departures, Your Fulbright Year begins!
For further details go to:

Bristol Business School Scholarships and Bursaries for Full-Time International Students

International students are required to pay £3000 in advance to secure a place at the University. A Certificate of Acceptance will only be sent to you on receipt of this deposit. Any fee outstanding after the payment of this deposit can be paid by direct debit instalments.
The UWE loyalty Scholarship of £500 is available for all full-time international students (excluding the MBA, which is covered by a separate scholarship) who are paying a tuition fee higher than £7000 and who have paid their academic year fee in full before or at registration.
For more information, please visit
A Bristol Business School Scholarship of £1000 is available for all international students (paying the full overseas fee of £10,000) who have been made an offer of a place on a full-time, taught postgraduate award (excluding the MBA which is covered by a separate arrangement). The award of the
Scholarship will be dependent on the following criteria:
a) that you are not in receipt of any other UWE Scholarship with the exception of the UWE loyalty scholarship
b) that you have paid the University standard £3000 International deposit in advance of your formal registration date.
Scholarships for UWE Alumni
International UWE Alumni
As a former student of UWE on a full-time postgraduate course (excluding the MBA) you are entitled to the UWE Scholarship for International Alumni of 15% off your tutition fees. You will not be entitled to the BBS scholarship in addition to the Alumni scholarship.
UK/EU UWE Alumni
As a former student of UWE on a full-time postgraduate course (excluding the MBA) you are entitled to the Bristol Business School Scholarship for UWE Alumni of 15% off your tuition fees.
Please note that the Bristol Business School scholarship, UWE loyalty scholarship and Alumni Scholarships are not available for the MBA programme, which is covered by a separate scholarship.
Full-time MBA Scholarship
Full-time: An MBA scholarship of 25% of the full tuition fee is available to all students registered for the full-time MBA programme.
NatWest MBA loan scheme
Full-time and part-time: Students on the either the full-time or part-time accredited MBA programme may be eligible for a NatWest MBA loan.
For more information, please click here
Train to Gain Funding
Training grant for leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises
Further sources of funding
For information on a range of scholarships and financial support available at UWE as well as information on other sources of funding, please visit
All scholarships will be in the form of a reduction in your tuition fees and will be applied at the time you pay your tuition fees.
Contact us
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information or advice on our courses and funding your study.
Bristol Business School Admissions
Room 2B075, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY
+44 (0) 117 32 86877,

PhD Positions in Economics at Deakin University, Melbourne

Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia offers PhD positions in Economics to international students of outstanding academic merit. Applicants must:
Hold a Masters degree with thesis component or an honours degree in Economics or related fields (students with a science or engineering background, who are interested in applying their analytical skills to the study of problems relevant to economics, are also welcome to apply);
Not be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand;
Satisfy all academic requirements for entry to the PhD program including English proficiency levels.
Deakin University is committed to be the most progressive university in Australia and to provide a stimulating research environment. The Economics discipline at Deakin is academically extremely strong. Publications of the faculty include top-calibre theory journals like Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, top general interest journals like Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, and top field journals like American Journal of Political Science, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, among many others. The Economics discipline hosts several visitors from all over the world and has extensive links with international organizations such as the World Bank, as well as with a number of European, North American and Asian universities.
Deakin academics can provide PhD supervision in a wide range of areas in Economics, including:
Economic Theory
Industrial Organization
International Trade
Economic Growth and Development
Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
Health Economics
Political Economy and Public Choice
Positions are for three years, and include tuition fee for PhD study, health insurance, and some stipend. Positions involve research and teaching assistantship as well. The available financial support should help cover modest living expenses in Melbourne during the study period.
Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia and is world renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, world scale events and festivities, fantastic restaurants, parks and sports clubs, as well as its close proximity to beautiful landscapes and countryside.
Detailed information about the program structure and the application process can be found at
To lodge your expression of interest, send: (i) a cover letter; (ii) an up-to-date copy of your CV, including contact details of at least two academic referees; (iii) electronic copies of your academic transcripts; (iv) an abstract of your honours or master thesis; (v) one research paper; (vi) a research proposal; (vii) evidence of English proficiency to phd-aef@deakin. by 15 June 2010. Successful candidates will be contacted for further instructions.

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