Swiss Government Scholarships for Foreign Students for University, Fine Arts and Music School, Switzerland

Swiss Government scholarships for university, fine arts and music schools for foreign students for the academic year 2010-2011

The Swiss government awards a range of scholarships to foreign students through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS): university scholarships (Swiss universities and Federal Institutes of Technology), arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts) and scholarships for universities of applied sciences. These scholarships provide graduates from all disciplines with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies or research in Switzerland at a public funded university or recognised institution.

Please use the drop-down menu below to see whether your country of origin is part of the Swiss government’s scholarship scheme. You will also find the necessary information regarding eligibility criteria and the application procedure.

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Master & Doctoral Scholarships by Australian Leadership Awards 2011, Australia

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) aim to develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages within the Asia-Pacific, while addressing priority development issues of the region.

The ALA program comprises ALA Scholarships and ALA Fellowships. These awards are for leaders or those who have potential for leadership roles that can influence social and economic reform, both in their own countries and in the Asia-Pacific region.

ALA Scholarships are for study at Masters or Doctorate level in an Australian university. Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation. ALA scholars also undertake a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

As ALA Scholarships are an investment in the future of the Asia-Pacific region, ALA scholars are required to return to their home country or the region for two years after they have completed their studies in Australia.

Selection for ALA Scholarships is competitive, based on leadership qualities, academic excellence and potential impact on return home.

Applications for the 2011 intake open on 10 March 2010 and close on 30 June 2010

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

The NRF RFBR Research Programme for the year 2010/11 in South Africa

The National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) offer The NRF RFBR Research Programme for the year 2010/11 in South Africa

On the 25th March 2010 the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation on basic research. The purpose of the MoU is to promote collaboration between South African and Russian researchers in the area of natural sciences. We are pleased to announce a call for joint research project proposals between South African and Russian researchers, and invite researchers wishing to participate to submit their proposals by the due date indicated.


South African and Russian researchers.

How to apply:

Researchers wishing to participate to submit their proposals by 15 August 2010.
Applications should be submitted electronically to

Contact Address:

Programme Related queries
Mr Tebogo Mokoma
Programme (IRC)
National Research Foundation

Tel: +27 12 481-4185

Grant and technical related queries
Mr Raven Jimmy
National Research Foundation

Tel: +27 12 481-4069

Application form:

Please visit for application form and further details.

Application Deadline:

15 August 2010.


The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) offers The Research Infrastructure Support Programme Grants for the year 2010/11 in South Africa

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) offers The Research Infrastructure Support Programme Grants for the year 2010/11 in South Africa

In 2006, the National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) initiated the Research Infrastructure Support Programmes (RISP) Grants that support the acquisition, maintenance and development of state-of-the art research equipment. Two sub-programmes, the National Equipment Programme (NEP) and the National Nanotechnology Equipment Programme (NNEP) were established. In addition to these programmes, the need was identified for a strategic research infrastructure to support research focusing on the five grand challenges, Science and Technology missions and strategic research areas as identified in the National Research and Development strategy.

Programme Details:

The NEP is designed to improve the competitiveness of South African research and training by contributing to the improvement of research infrastructure, the expansion of research and training capacity and the promotion of national collaboration in line with identified research priorities. This equipment programme focuses on large and/or specialised equipment that will advance scientific research and train students to compete in a knowledge-based economy. Thus funding is considered for expensive multi-user equipment and equipment that will advance multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research. The applicant’s institution is required to contribute one-third towards the purchase price of the equipment.
The NNEP is dedicated to positioning South African research globally in the emerging areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology by promoting multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional research and human capacity development in the critical socioeconomic areas of Water, Energy, Health, Chemical and Bio-Processing, Mining and Minerals, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. Equipment support under this programme is focused on equipment for characterisation, research and innovation.



How to apply:

Applications should be submitted electronically to no later than 30 July 2010.

Contact Address:

Ms Winnie Motsatsi
Liaison Officer: Strategic Platforms Grants
National Research Foundation
Tel: +27 12 481-4118

Ms Stephanie Harris
Coordinator: Strategic Platforms Grants
National Research Foundation
Tel: +27 12 481-4024

Application Deadline:

30 July 2010


The HESA/IBSA Trilateral Programme for cooperation in the field of Higher education for the year 2010 in South Africa

The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers The HESA/IBSA Trilateral Programme for cooperation in the field of Higher education for the year 2010 in South Africa

As established by the Brasilia Declaration, the main objective of IBSA is to increase collaboration between India, Brazil and South Africa to the mutual benefit of all three nations. As such the most important requirement of the proposal applications submitted in response to this call – apart from the excellence and future potential of the research to be conducted – is a clear demonstration of the joint nature of research activities, with teams from all three countries to constitute a consortium and each to be allocated an equal and necessary part of the work. At the same time this initiative funded by Higher Education South Africa (HESA), applications contributing to the national priorities of capacity building, equity and the redress of historical inequalities are encouraged, with the prime measure of such contribution being the involvement of a large number of students, particularly from historically disadvantaged socioeconomic population groups, and the participation of researchers from historically disadvantaged institutions, either as principal investigators or team members. In this regard networking activities should also be extended as far as possible to young researchers and future project leaders, so that the IBSA initiative as a whole will not begin and end with the current crop of experienced principal investigators.


India, Brazil and South Africa Researchers.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted electronically to no later than 15 June 2010.

Further Information:

Programme Related queries
Mr Tebogo Mokoma
Programme (IRC)
National Research Foundation

Tel: +27 12 481-4185

Grant and technical related queries
Mr Raven Jimmy
National Research Foundation

Tel: +27 12 481-4069

Application Deadline:

15 June 2010.


The Edinburgh Global India Scholarships for the year 2010/11 to Indian Students for the year 2010/11 in UK

The University of Edinburgh offers The Edinburgh Global India Scholarships for the year 2010/11 to Indian Students for the year 2010/11 in UK

Two scholarships for undergraduate study are offered in any subject within the College of Humanities and Social Science, and the College of Science and Engineering. Each scholarship will amount to £3,000 per annum deducted from the tuition fee and will be tenable for the duration of the programme of study.

Who may apply:

The scholarships will be awarded to two students who are citizens of India who:
are normally resident in India
have completed their secondary education in India
who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an undergraduate programme of study at the University of Edinburgh
Applicants should have applied through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh by the scholarship closing date of 17 June 2010.

Scholarship Details:

The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit with candidates requiring an overall average of 85% in either:
the Standard XII Higher Secondary School Certificate from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) national Boards
certain selected state Boards
Students with exceptional A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) grades or other acceptable qualifications as approved by the University of Edinburgh will also be considered.
The scholarship may be terminated at any time if in the opinion of the Selection Committee the scholar has failed to make satisfactory progress or if the scholar withdraws or otherwise ceases to be registered as a full-time student at the University of Edinburgh.
How to apply:

Completed application forms must be returned to Scholarships and Student Funding Services no later than 17 June 2010.
Eligible applicants should complete an online application form.
Apply online at

Scholarship Deadline:

17 June 2010.


The Business School at the Middlesex University offers The Business School Research Studensthips for the year 2010/11 in UK

The Business School at the Middlesex University offers The Business School Research Studensthips for the year 2010/11 in UK

Applications are invited from highly motivated and academically excellent UK/EU or OS candidates for a number of research studentships in any area of Business, Economics, Finance, Management or Law, available for a September/October 2010 start. They are offered on a full-time basis and cover a maintenance award, fee payments and research support costs. The Scholarships are for four years, subject to satisfactory progress. The level of the maintenance element of the Scholarships is linked to the level of corresponding awards made by UK research councils and is subject to regular review. Maintenance payments from 1 Oct 2010 will be £13,590 per annum. The Scholarships are free of both tax and national insurance contributions. In addition to work on the doctoral research project, successful applicants will be expected to contribute to associated activities within the School.


We are looking for mature, highly motivated applicants who may come from a variety of academic backgrounds ranging from Management, Economics, Finance and Accounting to Engineering and Mathematics and command excellent analytical, problem solving and verbal skills.
Applicants must have a minimum of a first or an upper second class honours degree or equivalent, and preferably a good master degree, in a relevant area. If your first language is not English, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 7 or TOEFL 585 (paper-based); 240 (computer-based).

Application process:

This is an important part of your application in which you outline the direction you would like to pursue in your doctoral research. The research proposal should include an abstract, the research objectives, the proposed research methodology, a summary review of the relevant literature and current understanding or knowledge and an indication of how the proposed research will contribute to the discipline. You should also provide an outline work plan for the period of research. You are also asked to comment on why you wish to pursue this research and what you feel you will bring to it. The research proposal should be a maximum of 5 sides of A4.
Applicants should submit:
a completed application form [Microsoft Word document 110kB];
a full CV;
a covering letter with details of 2 academic referees;
an outline of their proposal (2-3 pages) including a short bibliography.
You can also email your application to Late applicants will not be considered.

Application Form:

Please visit

Mailing Address:

Patricia Babatunde
Middlesex University Research & Business Office
The Burroughs
London NW4 4BT
United Kingdom

Further Information:

For informal enquiries on the application process or to request a paper copy of the application form, please contact Patricia Babatunde. Please do not approach academic staff directly; all applications must come through the Research and Business Office.

Application Deadline:

18th June 2010.


Postdoctoral Positions 2010/11-Laboratoire d?Astrophysique de Bordeaux-France

The Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux offers The Postdoctoral Positions for the year 2010/11 in Frnace

The « Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux » (LAB) carries out observational, interpretative and theoretical research in various fields of astrophysics including the interstellar medium, planet and star formation, and stellar populations. The LAB has also been involved in the technical development and commissioning of several major sub-systems for the Herschel satellite and ground-based millimeter interferometer ALMA, along with preparation of the astrometric space mission Gaia. In this context, applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow to work on one of the following research topics :

T1: Measuring magnetic fields in proto-planetary discs: a high resolution search for polarized emission in the millimeter domain.
T2: Complex molecules in Orion KL. A high resolution interferometric study.
T3: Herschel M33 Extended Survey. A study of molecular cloud and star formation in M33.
T4: Astrometry and spectroscopy of open clusters and young associations for probing the galactic disc in the perspective of Gaia.

To be considered, applicants must have a Ph. D. in astrophysics and substantial background in the relevant field. The initial appointment will be available from September 1, 2010, and will be for one year, with the possibility of extending for a second year (subject to satisfactory performance). The gross salary will be 31200 Euros per year (net salary : 25800 Euros).

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a brief summary of past scientific research, curriculum vitae, bibliography and a cover letter to before June 1, 2010. They should indicate which topic (T1 to T4) is concerned, and have two reference letters sent to the above address by the same deadline.

Application Deadline:

June 1, 2010


PhD Studentship at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH, Sweden

The Division of Fibre Technology is looking for a Ph.D. candidate in Tailored fibres with unique joint-forming ability using a biomimetic approach

KTH is the largest technical university in Sweden. Education and research cover a broad spectrum within natural sciences and engineering, as well as architecture, industrial engineering and management, urban planning, work science and environmental engineering. There are circa 13,300 full-year undergraduate students, 1,500 postgraduate students and 3,900 employees.

The School of Chemical Science and Engineering includes the areas Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Fibre and Polymer technology. We focus on the principles for design, analysis and understanding of molecular systems plus their application on, for example, bioorganic materials, energy transformation processes, the environment and production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. KTH Chemical Science and Engineering are one of the most active in research among technical faculties in Sweden and we are in the frontline within our areas. We also offer education as Master of Engineering and bachelor’s degree.

Research subject

The objective of the project is fiberbased products with unique mechanical properties. This should be met by tailoring the joint between the fibres so that the fibrous materials can tolerate a large strain during network preparation while being ductile/stiff/wet-strong in their final application. The scientific challenge will be to molecularly modify the cellulose-based fibres and fibrils in a well defined way to achieve the desired properties. Among other strategies, biomimicking will be used to adapt similar strategies as that used by mussel and Gecco-lizards that lead to extremely durable joints to slippery and flat surfaces both under wet and also dry conditions. The research area has a multidisciplinary character where physical chemistry is mixed both with biomechanics and solid mechanics.

The PhD student will be a member of BiMaC Innovation, a strategic research centre at KTH financed by the industry and Vinnova with the outspoken ambition to produce new and improved products from the wood raw material. One of the main strategies with the centre is to become a world leading biomaterials research centre by combining different generic sciences at the KTH campus such as solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, physical chemistry and fibre and polymer technology. The centre is now entering its second phase which means that the infrastructure for cooperation between the different schools at the KTH campus is already established. The PhD student in Fibre Technology will hence be member of a interdisciplinary team allowing for a more efficient development of new materials from the wood raw material.


MSc in Surface Chemistry/Surface Physics , Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or similar. Special qualifications in Fibre Technology, Surface and Colloid Science or Polymer Chemistry will be regarded as an advantage . An ambition and ability to improve the competence in solid mechanics ia also a prerequisite for the position and oral and written communication skills in English are also important.
Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

KTH aims to employ a diversity of talent and thus welcomes applicants who will add to the variety of the University, especially as concerns its gender structure.


Form of employment: Time-limited
Start time: according to agreement


The application should be sent in hard copy to:
KTH Skolan för kemivetenskap
Ulla Schött
Teknikringen 50
100 44 Stockholm

The application should be marked with the reference number K–2010-0226 and shall include cover letter, CV, transcripts from university/university college, brief description of why the applicant wishes to become a doctoral student, the name of three references and mail address and telephone number.

Application deadline: May 31, 2010
Employer’s reference number: K-2010-0226


Lars WÃ¥gberg, Professor,
Phone: +46 (0)8 790 8294
Mobile: +46 (0)70 551 4829

    For more information please look at:
    Union representative

    Rikard Lingström, SACO
    Phone: +46 (0)8 790 8292
    Application Deadline : 31 May 2010

    Web Link

  • The Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries

    The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA.

    Topic Description
    Number of scholarships One
    Amount CHF 25,000
    Geographic region Worldwide (with preference given to developing countries)
    Who can qualify Accepted women candidates who demonstrate financial need. Employees of Nestlé and its subsiduaries are not elegible.
    Criteria Submitting an essay discussing the issue:
    ‘Does diversity in management impact the bottom line? If so, how?’
    (maximum 750 words)
    >> essay template
    Need based Yes: Submit
    >> MBA Financial Aid Application Form (DOC, 48kB)
    Jury The IMD MBA Scholarship Committee
    Deadline September 30
    Contact Scholarship essays, or questions, should be sent to
    IMD MBA scholarship conditions

    Applicants must have been accepted into the IMD MBA program prior to their application.

    Our scholarship applications are essay based, with winning essays typically including the following features:

    Relevance to the essay title
    Organization and structure
    Fully developed arguments
    Personal element and/or passion
    IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury/sponsors.


    Karen Napier Scholarships for MSc in Investment Analysis Scholarships at University of Stirling, Scotland

    The Karen Napier Scholarships are generously funded by the Karen Napier Charity in memory of Karen, a graduate of the MSc in Investment Analysis. Each Scholarship will meet the course fees at the Home/EC rate and will offer £3,500 toward maintenance. In addition, the Accounting and Finance Division will waive the remainder of the course fees in the event that a Scholarship is awarded to an overseas fee paying applicant.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants may be of any nationality and must hold or expect to obtain an offer of a place on the full time MSc in Investment Analysis for entry in September 2010. Applications may be submitted for the Scholarships along with the course application, but only those obtaining a place on the course will be entered into the Scholarship competition.

    How to apply

    Complete the Karen Napier Scholarship application form, (pdf document 24kb) ensuring that all sections are answered legibly.
    Pay particular attention to the section which requires a handwritten statement of approximately 500 words on why a Scholarship would help you, and what your career or educational aims are for the five year period after you graduate from the Investment Analysis course.
    The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June 2010.
    Please note that the Scholarships will be allocated in July and therefore if you are applying both for the Scholarships and the Investment Analysis course close to the 30 June deadline, you should ensure that your course application is complete.

    [England] Edinburgh Global Development Academy Master's Scholarships

    Deadline: May 31, 2010

    The University of Edinburgh will offer 2 full Master's scholarships for students from less developed countries and 2 partial Master's scholarships for UK/EU students for eligible Master's programmes offered by the University.

    Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following Global Development Academy programmes:

    MSc Africa and International Development
    MSc Environment and Development
    MSc Science, Technology and International Development
    MSc Multilevel and Regional Politics
    Each full scholarship will cover the overseas rate of tuition fee, a maintenance allowance of £10,000 and return flights. Each partial scholarship will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition fee only.

    The full scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto an eligible Global Development Academy programme at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the the following countries. Visit this site to see eligibility countries. Countries listed above are defined as least developed nations by the United Nations Composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings.

    The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

    Application Procedure
    Candidates should have applied for postgraduate admission and received an offer of admission on one of the Global Development Academy programmes before making an application for an Edinburgh Global Development Academy Master's Scholarship.

    Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

    Completed application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 31 May 2010.

    Selection Procedure
    A Selection Committee will meet in late June 2010 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced by the end of June 2010.

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