[Italy] PhD and Post-Doc Positions at ITN Sadco

SADCO Initial Training Network offers several doctorant and post-doctorant positions. SADCO Initial Training Network funded by the Marie Curie actions under the FP7 People programme from the European Commision.
SADCO Initial Training Network are currently looking for students with a strong knowledge in optimal control theory, nonsmooth analysis, numerical analysis, partial differential equations. The network offers unique cooperation possibilities in control theory, allowing each recruited researcher to carry out a part of his/her project at another institution during his/her tenure within the network. For each position, we indicate a 6-months secondment.
Other secondments of shorter period may be also proposed by the academic and industrial partners. The candidates can be of any nationality (European or non European), but he/she will not have resided or worked in the country of the recruiting establishment for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment.
PhD positions (36 months)
Salaries and terms of employment will follow the Marie Curie rules of the European commission (36k/year plus mobility allowance, and travel and career exploratory allowances). Substantial funding for participation in conferences and other research and training activities will be also offered. Applications including a full curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of at least two referees should be sent to Contacts.
Post-doc positions
Extremely competitive salaries (57k/year), plus mobility and travel allowances will be offered. Interested candidates should send applications to Contacts. Please supply a cover letter with expression of interest, fit of requirements, availability and an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

[Indonesia] Master's Degree Program in Education from AED Indonesia

Academy for Educational Development (AED) offers Master's Degree Scholarships in Education for Indonesian students to build human capacity through scholarship opportunity in support of the GOI Ministry of Education (MONE), Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA), and Coordinating Ministry for People's Welfare (KESRA), to better carry on quality improvements to basic education and higher education sub-sectors.
Special Qualifications:
At least 3 years working experience in a related area of study.
Priority will be given to candidates from North Maluku, Sumatera, Kalimantan, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, and South Sulawesi.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Physically disabled candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Target Participants:
Representatives from MONE, MORA, KESRA and their subsidiary offices at the national, provincial, and district level who work in the education sector. This includes faculty and staff of state universities under MONE and MORA, as well as teachers and administrators of primary or secondary education.
All DBE stakeholder institutions working with DBE. This includes regional branches of MONE and MORA, education commissions of houses of representatives, education boards, education NGOs, local media in education, Regional Development Board (Bappeda). This includes senior teachers and administrators of secondary or primary school instruction.

[England] MSc Scholarships in Management and Information Systems, University of Manchester

The School of Environment and Development invites applications for a fully-funded scholarship for candidates from developing countries for Master's study by distance learning on the MSc Management and Information Systems. The scholarship will cover all study costs including tuition and examining fees and course material costs.
The programme is offered by IDPM's Development Informatics Group, with staff members contributing to the University's Centre for Development Informatics.
Who studies on this Programme?
The MSc M&IS programme is available through distance learning so that practitioners can study while continuing to work in their ongoing professional roles, in the public, private and civil society sectors, or in roles in international organizations, agencies or NGOs. Students work alongside their MSc study, and complete the programme part-time, typically in about two-and-a-half years.
The scholarships are intended to support students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study for a UK qualification. Applicants should:
Be a national of and resident in a developing country of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America or Oceania.
Have at least two years' work experience in a post relevant to their MSc M&IS studies.
Hold a UK second class honours, upper division, or above, or its international equivalent, in their Bachelor's degree.
Applicants must not have previously studied in a developed country (short/language courses excluded).
How to apply
You should apply in the normal way for the MSc Management & Information Systems: Change and Development by Distance Learning.
In the online application form, instead of a 'Statement of Purpose', you should include an original 500-word (maximum) statement with your application specifying how studying the MSc M&IS by distance learning will contribute to your professional and personal development.
This document must be included in your application and also e-mailed separately to Mr Daniel Chung, SED Recruitment and Admissions Assistant, at:
The title of your e-mail should be 'M&IS DL Scholarship Applicant' plus your name and seven-digit University of Manchester application number (this is generated when you submit your application form); for example: 'M&IS DL Scholarship Applicant Sally Smith 2507949'.

[England] Fully-Funded International Research Scholarships (FIRS)

University of Leeds offers fully funded University International Research Scholarships for high quality international students who will be commencing PhD research study in Session 2011-12
Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number (Student ID Number) to be eligible for a Fully-Funded International Research Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.
These awards are only available to applicants who would be liable to pay academic fees at the full international fee rate;
Applicants must normally hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK First Class Honours degree and should be considered to be the 'best of the best' (eg, applicants should be demonstrably in the top 20% of their cohort). Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree or be in their final year of study;
Applicants whose first language is not English must have already met the University's English Language requirements . Some Schools require a standard of English higher than the University minimum;
These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree or equivalent qualification;
Applicants must not hold another Scholarship
These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):
Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2011;
The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time study leading to the degree of PhD. Students who are already registered for PhD research study are excluded from this competition;
The award will cover full international fees and a maintenance grant of £13,895 per annum. There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs;
The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress;
Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete all sections of the application form, using the space provided on the form and with strict observation of any word limits. Attachments are not permitted and all will be disregarded and send to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office, Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds
Applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of March 2011. The University will publish the names of the successful applicants within the University and externally on the University website.

[Germany] PhD Scholarships in Humanities and Social Sciences, Freie Universit?Berlin, Graduate School of North American Studies

[Germany] PhD Scholarships in Humanities and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Graduate School of North American Studies

Graduate School of North American Studies invites applications for 10 Doctoral Grants The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies invites applications for the academic year 2011/2012. Six academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences collaborate in offering a structured curriculum.
The doctoral program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on those social transformations impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.
Applicants interested in pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (M.A. or the equivalent) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology and Economics. Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years. Continued funding past the first year is based upon a positive annual evaluation of progress.
How to Apply
All application materials (completed application form, statement of purpose of 3 pages, outline of dissertation project of 8-10 pages, curriculum vitae, two recent letters of reference, copies of earned degrees, proof of language skills, and a writing sample)

[United States] International Fulbright Science And Technology Award For PhD Study 2011

[United States] International Fulbright Science And Technology Award For PhD Study 2011

The American Indonesia Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) announce the availability of approximately 40 awards to be competed worldwide under the aegis of International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Ph.D. study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering for the 2012-2013 academic year matriculants.

The Fulbright Program in Indonesia promotes mutual understanding between the Republic of Indonesia and the United States of America through educational exchange and academic scholarship. Fulbright scholarships for this particular program are available to Indonesian citizens with the appropriate qualifications as stipulated below.

Eligibility & Requirements
Applicants will possess:

a Bachelor and/or Master?s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale). Undergraduate students who will complete the degree before August 1, 2011 may also apply.
demonstrated leadership qualities.
a good understanding of Indonesian and other cultures.
a deep commitment to the chosen field of study.
a determination to return to Indonesia upon completion of the Fulbright program.
a minimum institutional TOEFL score of 580 or IELTS 6.5 or higher at the time of application.
a minimum GRE quantitative score of 700 (GRE test will be required if selected for nomination).

Aeronautics and Astronomics/Aeronautical Engineering
Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only)
Astronomy / Planetary Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Computer Sciences/Engineering
Engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum)
Environmental Science/Engineering
Geology / Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Information Sciences / Engineering (engineering focus only; business-focused study is not eligible)
Materials Science/Engineering
Public Health (research or theoretical focus only)
How To Apply
Candidates can access online application at or download the PDF format of the application below. A complete package include the online application or its PDF format, academic transcripts, three letters of reference, a professional resume, and TOEFL score report.

International Master Scholarships, Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies, Germany

International Master Scholarships, Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies, Germany

Call for scholarship applications: Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies
The International Masters Program (Master of Science, M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of

University of Münster (WWU), Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi),
UniversitatJaume I (UJI), Castellón, Spain, and,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI), Lisboa, Portugal.

GI is a rapidly growing market, lacking qualified GI personnel and offering excellent career chances. Therefore, the Masters Program targets life-long learning for graduates and professionals in the fields of geography, surveying, planning, local administration, etc., who are willing to acquire additional GI skills for applying them in their respective GI application area. Candidates who have already studied GI degrees will be given lower priority in admissions evaluation.

The Masters program targets holders of a Bachelors degree with a qualification in application areas of Geographic Information (GI). The Masters Program has been selected within the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Commission (2007-0064/001 FRAME MUNB123).

Application deadline: January 15, 2011

Institute for Geoinformatics
Dr. ChristophBrox
Weseler Straße 253
48151 Münster
Tel. +49 (0) 2 51-8 33 30 83
Fax. +49 (0) 2 51-8 33 97 63

PhD position on Fundamental and Applied Physics (Univ. of Naples, Italy)

PhD position on Fundamental and Applied Physics (Univ. of Naples, Italy)

The Doctorate School of Physical Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) is seeking talented international students for its PhD program in fundamental and applied physics (approximate starting date: April 2011).

Institutional fellowship support is available for the best candidates. The deadline for applications is 10th December 2010.

Further information, the formal announcement, the application form and instructions for applying are available at the program web-page:

The University of Naples Federico II is a large and prestigious research university located in Naples, Italy. The Graduate School of Physical Sciences is based in the Department of Physical Sciences of the
University, counting more than 100 tenured professors performing research in all fields of physics, including astrophysics, theoretical and mathematical physics, nuclear and high energy physics, statistical and condensed matter physics, molecular, atomic and optical physics, biophysics and applied

Prof. Raffaele Velotta
chairman of the PhD program
on Fundamental and Applied Physics

Dept. of Physical Sciences
University of Naples “Federico II”
Compl. universitario Monte S. Angelo
Via Cintia - I 80126 Napoli (Italia)
ph. +39 081 676148

The Netherlands: Phd Studentship, How Mushrooms Feed on Sugars, Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre)

Phd Studentship, How Mushrooms Feed on Sugars, Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre), The Netherlands

Vacancy number AFSG-FCH-0003

We are looking for
A PhD student for a STW project aiming at the characterization of polysaccharides involved in the process of composting and growth of the white buttom mushroom Agaricus bisporus. Enzymatic conversion processes will be monitored and enzyme resistant carbohydrates will be identified.

The white button mushroom Agaricus bisporus is produced and consumed at large scale. It is produced on compost of straw and horse manure. The process of composting and growth of the white button mushroom is nearly a black box. It is not known which carbohydrate components are converted (and which are not) and when this takes place in the process. The need for this kind of information is exemplified by the fact that up to 25% of the compost is not converted into fungal biomass.

The aim of this project is to understand and improve the degradation of the carbohydrates in the substrate during composting and growth of the white button mushroom. This will be done by the characterization of the glycosidic substrates in the various states of the growing process. Enzymes involved in substrate degradation will be biochemically characterized and tested for their action towards isolated Agaricus enzyme-resistant carbohydrate structures in order to find solutions to improve substrate conversion.

The PhD candidate will make use of advanced (bio)chemical methods to isolate and characterize polysaccharides and enzymes. Resistant oligo-and polysaccharides will be analyzed/identified using various forms of analytical and preparative chromatography and Maldi Tof/Tof MS, GC-, LC- and CE-MS and NMR-techniques. The PhD candidate will closely cooperate Fungal Biodiversity Center (CBS) and Utrecht University and with industrial partners participating in the project.

The candidate should have a MSc in Food Technology / Biotechnology / Molecular Life Sciences.Experience with analytical and preparative chromatography, mass spectrometry and enzymology adds to the suitability of a candidate for this post. The suitable candidate likes to work on the interface of chemistry and biochemistry and technology. The candidate should be able to work in a multi-disciplinary group and have excellent communicative and analytical skillsand is required to be fluent in English, both speaking and reading/writing.

We offer
We offer you a temporary position for a period of 1.5 years with extension of 2.5 years after successful evaluation. Gross salary per month € 2.042,- in the first year rising up to € 2.612,- per month in the fourth year.

We not only offer a competitive salary but also good (study) leave and a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

Wageningen UR uses a so-called cafeteria model (Optare) that makes it possible to vary the conditions of employment.

We think it is important to have a good balance between work and private life. Depending on the specific job and working place, this balance can be made possible in various ways, for example, flexible working hours, working part time or the possibility of taking sabbatical leave.

For more information about the project please contact Dr. Henk Schols, phone +31(0)317-48 22 39.

For information about the contractual aspects please contact Mr. Rob van Meegen, HRM-advisor, phone +31(0)317-48 54 66.

You can apply online until December 5th 2010 at or contact by email: AFSG-vacatures[ at ]

The organization
Wageningen University and Research centre (Wageningen UR) is a leading international organization. Within the field of healthy nutrition and living environment we are working on the quality of life. We are always looking for talented colleagues. Professionals with passion who want to work with us for the world of tomorrow.

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen UR where fundamental and applied sciences complement each other. As an important European player, we carry out top-level research and work alongside authoritative partners within the international business world as well as the government on “Healthy food in a biobased society”. We have a crucial role in innovations within the market. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are what define us. In short, we are an interesting, international employer of stature.

The Laboratory of Food Chemistry (generates and disseminates knowledge of the molecular properties and interactions of carbohydrates, proteins and phytonutrients within the food matrix during processing. Research is on one hand focused on identifying key components that determine the quality of food raw materials and their processing to ingredients or food products and on chemical changes occurring within these components during storage and processing. On the other hand, research is focused on controlling enzymatic processes that are used during processing of raw materials to ingredients or food products.

By a solid knowledge in this area, the quality aspects of food products can be explained and moreover predicted. Besides this, with knowledge on chemical and biochemical conversions, processes can be controlled to have a more sustainable use of agricultural raw material (less by-products, less use of energy, chemicals and water) than currently in place, and new, high-grade or health-beneficial final products or ingredients can be manufactured.

The Laboratory comprises about 45 people of which 10 permanent staff (professors + technicians) and about 35 PhD students, post-docs and temporarily employed technicians. For its research, the Laboratory is very well equipped with state-of-the-art analytical equipment (MS, CE, HPLC) to study changes in food during processing at a molecular level. This approach is also reflected in its teaching methodology.

For more information:

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

USA: PostDoc Position in Neuroimaging Available at Washington University in Saint Louis

Post Doctoral Position in Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases, USA, Washington University in Saint Louis

Description: Applications are invited for a post doctoral position within the Departments of Neurology and Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Research in the Ances Bio-imaging Laboratory (ABL) focuses on the application of functional MRI methods to neurodegenerative diseases (including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and HIV Associated Dementia (HAD)). The ABL investigates the correlation between neuro-psychological testing and functional neuroimaging (including arterial spin labeling (ASL) and resting state blood oxygen dependent (BOLD) imaging) to assess the effects of neurodegenerative diseases on brain networks. Opportunities will be provided for pursuing personal research interests. Writing manuscripts and applying for individual grants will be strongly encouraged.

Requirements: The qualified candidate should have at least a master’s degree in neurosciences, psychology, bioengineering, physics, computer science, or other related fields. Previous experience with computational and statistical methods for neuroimaging (e.g. Unix, C/C++, MatLab, SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer) is preferred and would allow for more individualized studies. Strong facility with statistical analyses is also desired.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to bances[ at ]

Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Only applicants considered for employment will be contacted.

Contact Information:
Beau Ances MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
Washington University in Saint Louis
Box 8111

660 South Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
bances[ at ]

Islamic Development Bank M.Sc. Scholarship Programme Academic Year 1432H

Islamic Development Bank M.Sc. Scholarship Programme Academic Year 1432H

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is delighted to announce that applications can be submitted for scholarships under the M.Sc. Scholarship Programme in Science and Technology for IDB Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs) for the 1432H/(2011-2012) academic year. The scholarships will be awarded with effect from September 2011.
The Programme awards fifty (50) scholarships for a two-year M.Sc. degree course in disciplines that enhance development in IDB Least Developed Member Countries such as science, engineering, technology and medicine in academic institutions of IDB member countries. Three (3) of the scholarships have been allocated for statistics and related disciplines such as applied statistics, demography and econometrics.
The applicant must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:
Be a citizen of any of an IDB Least Developed Member Country (LDMCs ) : Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, Yemen.
Must not be over 30 years of age on the deadline set for the submission of applications;
Be a B.Sc. graduate in science/technology;
Be graded above Good in his/her academic career;
Be nominated by an academic research institution of his/her country;
Be determined to return home at the end of his/her studies;
Must not be a recipient of another scholarship;
Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.
Applicants for statistics and related disciplines must satisfy the following requirements in addition to the above:
Be in possession of a B.Sc. degree or its equivalent in statistics or related disciplines;
Must have a working experience of at least one year as statistician permanently employed by an institution in a member country;
Be determined to return home at the end of his/her studies.
The scholarship comprises tuition fees based on standard fees of academic institutions and on the agreement concluded with the IDB, cost of living allowance, health insurance cost and travel ticket cost, clothing allowance, allocation for research, computer, etc.
The applicant must complete:
the scholarship application form,
furnish two (2) passport-size photos,
copy of passport,
copy of birth certificate,
copy of B.Sc. degree and transcripts,
three letters of reference and an admission letter from an institution in an IDB member country (not in the West)
and submit them to the office of the IDB Governor for the applicant’s country before December 31, 2010.
For more information about M.Sc Scholarship in Science & Technology for IDB Least Developed Member Countries (M.Sc.) please contact:
Scholarship Division
Islamic Development Bank,
P.O. Box 5925, Jeddah 21432, Saudi Arabia
Tel:+966-2- 646 6833; Fax: +966-2- 646 6887; e-mail:scholar[at]

European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE) by European Commission

European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE) by European Commission

EDLE is an excellence programme sponsored by the European Commission under the Erasmus Mundus scheme. It offers the unique opportunity to study Law and Economics on a phd-level in (at least) three different countries. The programme prepares economists and lawyers of high promise for an academic career in a research field of growing importance or for responsibe positions in goverment, research organizations and international consulting groups.
Who Can Apply?
Admission to the programme is open to applicants with a diploma or a bachelor and master degree in law or economics, or a comparable university degree (second cycle qualification) required by the partner universities for admission to doctoral studies.
EDLE is a structured programme in the economic analysis of law on a doctoral level. Therefore, a thorough previous knowledge in the field of law and economics is required, as well as basic knowledge of microeconomics and calculus. If you lack specific knowledge on the economic analysis of law, you should consider applying for the EMLE programme, where this knowledge can be acquired.
Conditional on the approval of the European Commission, for the academic year 2011-2012, the following scholarships are offered:
9 scholarships by the European Commission under the Erasmus Mundus scheme (5 for Category A applicants, 1 for Western Balkans applicants, 3 for Category B applicants),
6 by the partner universities (University of Bologna, Hamburg Institute of Law and Economics, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics).
Additional scholarships may become available at a later stage.
Mundus Category A scholarships are reserved to applicants who: i) do not come from an “EU-area” country (EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland); and ii) are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for a period equal or longer than a total of 12 months over the last five years in “EU-area” countries. This rule does not apply to non “EU-area” candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in order to follow an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme.
Western Balkans applicants (from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) apply for a specific position, under the same conditions of Cat. A applicants.
Mundus Category B scholarships are reserved to applicants who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.
Mundus scholarships provide a gross contribution of Euro 33,600 per year, for 3 years. This roughly amounts to a net income of Euro 1,600 per month.
On top of the monthly salary, Mundus scholars benefit from a fixed contribution to the travel, installation and any other types of costs for a maximum of Euro 7,500 (Cat. A) or Euro 3,000 (Cat B.).
Applicants for the Mundus scholarships can only apply to a maximum of 3 Mundus programmes throughout (Master or Doctorates).
Beneficiaries of Mundus scholarships will enter a full-time employment contract with the University of Bologna. Individuals who have already benefited from an Mundus doctoral scholarship (EMJD) are not eligible for a second grant. Mundus scholars cannot benefit from other Community grants while carrying out their doctoral activities.
The scholarships offered by the Erasmus University of Rotterdam provide a gross income of approx. Euro 25,000 per year, for 4 years (net income of about Euro 1,400 per month); those offered by the University of Bologna approx. Euro 13,638.47 (gross) per year for 3 years (net income of about Euro 1,038.61), with an additional 50% increase for the periods of research spent abroad (up to 18 months total). The scholarships offered by the University of Hamburg amounts to approx. Euro 13,200 per year for 3 years (net monthly amount Euro 930 after insurance deduction).
Scholarships of the different types will be awarded according to merit and in compliance with Mundus regulations.
Tuition Fees
For the Academic Year 2011/2012 tuition fees amount to Euro 3,600 per year. The scholarships listed above also cover the tuition fees.
Application Process
The applicant shall fill in the fields of the online application form and upload the following documents.
1. CV with information on academic, professional and other education, and picture. ,
Please use this. Instructions for using the Europass CV here., Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]CV.doc”, (e.g. young_neilCV.doc)
2. Official transcripts of previous degrees, with list of exams and grades, in English.
Applicants who expect to graduate before mid July 2011 can also apply for admission. They can be conditionally admitted to the programme, under the deferring condition that we receive the official copy of the diploma ultimately by 20 July 2011.
All applicants are admitted conditionally on the legal validity of their second-cycle degree, which is officially declared by the Italian Authorities in their own country. Once (conditionally) admitted to the programme, applicants shall immediately apply for the “Dichiarazione di valore” from the Italian Consulate in the country where the degree was issued.
Please scan the transcripts and upload them as a PDF file. Maximum size: 500 KB
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]TRANS.pdf” (e.g. young_neilTRANS.pdf)
3. A letter of motivation with a prospective research proposal.
In the letter of motivation applicants are expected to explain why they are interested in the EDLE programme and to put forward a suggested research proposal. Max 4 pages.
Please upload the letter of motivation as a PDF file. Maximum size: 500 KB.
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]MOT.pdf” (e.g. young_neilMOT.pdf)
4. A certificate of English proficiency in case the applicant’s native language is not English.
Applicants who have attended, for a period of at least 6 months, to university courses held in English do not need to submit the certificate;
Accepted certificates include:,
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grades A, B
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grades A, B, C
IELTS (academic module): minimum score of 6.5
TOEFL (International, not institutional) computer based: minimum score of 230
TOEFL (International, not institutional) internet based: minimum score 90
TOEFL (International, not institutional) paper based: minimum score of 500,
Please scan the transcript and upload it as a PDF file. Maximum size: 500 KB,
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]ENG.pdf” (e.g. young_neilENG.pdf)
5. Relevant academic work, if available (at most two papers).
Please note that we need the paper itself, and not simple links.
Please upload them as PDF files. Maximum total size: 1000 KB
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]AC1.pdf” and “[family name]_[forename]AC2.pdf] (e.g. young_neilAC1.pdf and young_neilAC2.pdf)
6. Copy of valid Passport.
Please upload them as PDF files. Maximum total size: 500 KB
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]PASS.pdf” (e.g. young_neilPASS.pdf)
Reference letters
Reference letters, in PDF format, should be send by the referees to the following address: references[at] The name of the applicant should be specified in the object of the e-mail. Reference letters should be received within and not later than the date of the application deadline.
The following Reference model should be used: model
Students with special needs
In the online form, please explain in detail your special needs (e.g. disability, very large family, etc.), if any. Relevant certificates may be requested at a later stage.
Mundus scholarships may be increased to cover the costs of students with special needs.
The deadline for applications is:
10 January 2011 (CET) for all applicants. Applications can only be submitted online.
Apply online at:
Source :

MBA In International Business at MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy

MBA In International Business – Full Time Edition

MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy is pleased to announce a scholarship competition for applicants to the XXII Edition of the MBA in International Business.
The Scholarships will go toward tuition fees to attend the XXII edition of the MBA in International Business programme (September 2011 – September 2012).
The Scholarships will cover up to 100% of the tuition fees (equivalent to 20.000,00 EUR, 20% VAT included). The amount of the scholarships will be discounted from the overall tuition fees. In case of course abandonment or exclusion for any reason, no amount of the scholarship will be paid or reimbursed.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
Academic degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline.
Good working knowledge of English (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE certificate is recommended).
Minimum 3 years of work experience.
Less than 35 years of age as of September 2011.
MIB School of Management will award scholarships to the best candidates on the basis of educational qualifications,
professional skills and motivation shown during the entrance interview.
To be considered for a scholarship, the application form for the programme must be completed on-line at
In order to finalize the application, the following documents must be received:
Degree certificate
Two letters of recommendation
A certificate demonstrating adequate knowledge of English such as TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (verification of skills may be made directly by the School)
A deductive reasoning test score such as GMAT (alternatively, verification will be made directly by the School).
The documentation must be sent by June 30, 2011 to the following address:
Ms. Barbara Sepic
Admissions Officer
MIB School of Management
Largo Caduti di Nasiriya 1
34142 Trieste – Italy

ESMT MBA Scholarships

ESMT MBA Scholarships

Still available for January 2011 intake
ESMT is still accepting applications for its Full-time MBA program beginning January 2011 in Berlin. Several merit-based scholarships remain available.
Specific opportunities for financial support are still available for candidates who meet at least one of the following criteria:
* Strong quantitative academic background and at least three years’ experience in technology operations/technology sales
* Citizen of a BRIC state with an academic background in energy/engineering, telecoms or manufacturing and professional experience in MIS or R&D
* Citizen from Central and Eastern Europe: scholarships provided by the Bennigsen-Foerder-Stiftung
* Engineering degree with experience in the solar energy/photovoltaic sector
* First or second generation immigrants to Germany with a first degree with at least three years’ professional experience
* Women from all sectors with exceptionally strong quantitative skills
* Applicants from areas such as Africa, the Middle East, and Asia for further regional, merit-based partial scholarships
All scholarship applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). All accepted applicants to the ESMT Full-time MBA program are screened for scholarship selection. Applications will be accepted until early December 2010.
For more information please contact Stephanie Kluth, +49(0)30 21231-1400,

Emily McPherson Scholarships 2011 MBA (Executive) Scholarship

Emily McPherson Scholarships 2011 MBA (Executive) Scholarship

The Graduate School of Business and Law is offering a fee annulment scholarship for an outstanding student to commence the Master of Business Administration (Executive) program in 2011.
Number and value
1 x full tuition fee annulment scholarships valued at $37,440.
The scholarship is valid for 3 years from the date of commencement
This scholarship is only for entry to the MBA (Executive) face-to-face program and not for the MBA or MBA (Executive) Online.
To be eligible for the scholarships students must:
be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian or temporary protection visa, qualified to commence the MBA (Executive) program in Semester 1 or 2, 2011.
Satisfy the entry criteria for the MBA (Executive) program at RMIT University.
Commence the MBA (Executive) program in either Semester 1 or 2, 2011.*
Be able to attend an interview at a time set by the Graduate School of Business and Law (TBA, mid December 2010).
*The scholarship can not be deferred beyond commencement in Semester 2, 2011
** 2 courses per semester is the recommended maximum load for students working full time. Maintaining this enrolment across the 3 study periods offered annually by the GSBL would enable completion in just 2 years of study. The scholarship allows for 3 years of study so that students have the ability to pace their studies and still complete in a reasonable time frame.
How to apply
In addition to the usual MBA (Executive) application process, applicants must complete the 2011 MBA (Executive) Scholarship Application Form.
We regret that students who do not submit an application form by the deadline can not be considered for the award.
Download the 2011 MBA (Executive) Scholarship Application form (PDF 70Kb)
Selection Criteria
The candidates will be assessed on:
academic excellence; and
potential for MBA (Executive) candidature
Short listed candidates will be required to attend an interview at a time set by the Graduate School of Business and Law (TBC, mid December 2010).
Successful applicants will be notified before RMIT University closes for Christmas break 24 December 2010.
The scholarship holder must enrol in the MBA (Executive) face-to-face (Melbourne) program at RMIT University.
The scholarship is in the form of tuition fee annulment.
The scholarship is valid for commencement in either semester 1 or 2, 2011 only and cannot be deferred.
The scholarship is valid for 3 years (9 consecutive study sessions) from the date of commencement. If after this period the scholarship holder has not completed the MBA (Executive) program, the scholarship will lapse.
The scholarship is subject to academic review after each study period and the scholarship holder is required to maintain a minimum credit (60-69%) average throughout their enrolment.
Scholarship holder may enrol either full or part time but can not enrol concurrently in another program.
Scholarship holder is required to inform the Graduate School of Business and Law of any change to their employment or enrolment which affects the conditions of the scholarship.
The scholarship holder will pay full fees for any course that has to be repeated or is in addition to the number stipulated to fulfil program requirements.
Scholarship holder may be asked to assist in the promotion of the MBA (Executive) program at RMIT.
If, after short listing and interviewing applicants, an insufficient number of high calibre candidates are identified, the Graduate School of Business and Law reserves the right to not award the MBA (Executive) Scholarship for 2011.
Close date
Monday 29 November 2010.
More information
Burim Boonwirat
Academic Services Manager
Graduate School of Business and Law
Tel: + 61 3 9925 0104

MBA Scholarships 2011-2012 Fondation Rainbow Bridge

MBA Scholarships 2011-2012 Fondation Rainbow Bridge

Fondation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarship for Women 2011/2012
The Fondation Rainbow Bridge will enable young women scholars to enrich their academic background by obtaining an HEC MBA in France.
Recipients of this scholarship are top-caliber female candidates who have been admitted to the HEC MBA program and who can demonstrate exemplary leadership skills in one or more of the following areas:
Community work,
Charity engagement,
Sustainable development practices.
Women applying for the Scholarship Award must come from an African country affected by a natural disaster, drought or famine.
In addition, they must demonstrate a commitment to solving some of the social and economic issues affecting their countries while working for the long-term security of the people living there.
Essay Question:
Please explain in 1,500 words why you should be named the Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholar at the HEC MBA Program, while identifying your post-MBA goals.
Applicants must submit a detailed description of their financial circumstances as well as a cash-flow forecast for the 16-month duration at HEC.
AMOUNT of AWARD: € 20,000
Two awards per year (one for the January intake; the other for the September intake)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 4th each year.
For further details, and application requirements, visit: Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholarship:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants MBA Scholarships 2011-2012

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants MBA Scholarships 2011-2012
The scholarships are awarded to those individuals who best represent Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA’s core values of opportunity, innovation, diversity, accountability and integrity. In addition, members also need to demonstrate how the MBA programme will make a positive contribution to their own career, the accounting profession and the community in which they live.
Who is eligible to apply?
Any ACCA member that fulfils the following criteria is eligible to apply for the MBA scholarship:
- be an ACCA member of good standing
- have regular access to IT facilities
- admitted to ACCA membership less than 10 years ago
- minimum of three-years’ professional/managerial experience
- not already registered as a student on the MBA programme.
What does the MBA scholarship include?
ACCA awards two scholarships each year. The scholarship covers the full MBA course fee which includes textbooks and assessment but does not cover any fees for module deferrals or dissertation reassessment.
The MBA scholarship award also includes tuition fees for the two compulsory workshops you will be required to attend. There will be additional costs covering subsistence and accommodation which will be in a region of £450 per workshop plus travel costs to attend the workshops.
ACCA will provide an expenses allowance up to a maximum of £1000 for award winners outside Europe and £500 for award winners in Europe towards these costs. You will need to meet any costs above this amount.
ACCA’s MBA scholarship is not deferrable. Should you decide to take up your place on the MBA programme for whatever reason, you cannot postpone your scholarship award, or assign the award to a third person. There is no cash alternative to the scholarship award.
How do I apply?
You will need to complete an MBA scholarship application form. The form should be type-written or hand-written legibly in black ink using BLOCK CAPITALS.
As part of the application procedure please include the following with your form:
an up-to-date CV which briefly summarises your work experience, academic history, community activities and interests
a personal statement (maximum 1000 words) explaining how you represent ACCA’s core values, determination to complete the course, how you will find the time to study and describing the positive contribution you believe the MBA will make to your career, the accounting profession and the community in which you live
provide the name and address of two contacts who have agreed to act as your referees. At least one of these should be your current employer or be able to comment on your ability in the workplace.
The above items should be submitted together with your application form to:
Student Support Department
29 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3EE UK
Scholarship / Financial aid: two scholarships each year are awarded
Date: 2011 or 2012
Deadline: 28 February 2011
Open to: individuals who best represent ACCA’s core values of opportunity, innovation, diversity, accountability and integrity

August 2011 INSEAD Scholarships MBA Programme

INSEAD Scholarships are the most sought-after source of financial assistance. They are limited in number and there is significant competition for each award. These scholarships are granted under various criteria and essentially there are two basic categories of scholarships:
Need-based: demonstrate financial need
Non-need based: based on either merit, nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous studies etc.
For all INSEAD scholarships we require applicants to provide accurate details of their financial situation.
The INSEAD scholarships below are available for both the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses, unless specifically mentioned. All our scholarship applications are on-line except where mentioned in the scholarship description. To submit an application, first follow the Scholarship Guide below and get yourself registered.
For all INSEAD Scholarships Title and Criteria please click here
Scholarship Guide
Allocation of scholarships by round
Please note the following important information:
The majority of scholarship awards will be allocated to Rounds 1 and 2 candidates.
Twenty percent (20%) of the funds will be reserved for Round 3 candidates.
Waitlisted candidates are encouraged to apply for scholarships within the deadlines indicated below. Your scholarship applications will be reviewed while you are still on the waitlist.
Scholarship applications for Round 1 candidates should be submitted after applicants receive their final admission decisions, whereas scholarship applications for Rounds 2 and 3 candidates should be submitted at the interview stage of the admission process.
The following scholarships will be available for Round 3 candidates:
Need-based scholarships: many of the scholarships in this category will be kept aside for Round 3 applicants.
Louis Franck Scholarship for candidates from the UK
L’Oreal: candidates must demonstrate a capacity for creativity and innovation through diversity and entrepreneurial activity.
Submitting your applications (registration and deadlines)
To access the scholarship application form on-line, you will first need to register. Upon registering you will receive your personal login ID and password to navigate through the scholarship website. Throughout the period that the on-line application is available, you can modify or withdraw your scholarship applications as you please. You can track the status of your on-line application with the help of your scholarship login ID and password.
Applications must be complete and submitted by midnight Central European Time (GMT +1) on the day of deadline. We regret we cannot accept any scholarship applications after the deadlines as the site will be closed.
Notification of outcome
For the December Class, scholarship decisions for Rounds 1 and 2 will be communicated by e-mail by the end of September/early October and for Round 3 by the end of October.
For the July Class, scholarship decisions for Rounds 1 and 2 will be communicated by e-mail by the end of March/early April and for Round 3 by the end of May.
Eligibility Criteria
All scholarships have specific eligibility criteria based on a combination of merit and financial need. Candidates will be judged on the quality of their scholarship essays and the degree to which they meet the eligibility criteria. As a part of the merit criteria, the Committee will consider the academic and professional achievements and merit distinctions received. Please note that neither admissions essays nor GMAT results will be considered as part of the scholarship review process.
The group of need-based scholarships is primarily focused on emerging and developing markets. Therefore, when reviewing these scholarship applications, financial need is the main criterion. Please note that a number of supporting documents will be required for the need-based scholarships. You will find these documents listed under the need-based scholarship description.
For your information:
19% of the 2010 classes received INSEAD scholarships for an average amount of €11,200. INSEAD aims to allocate its scholarships funds across the class. Only occasionally is more than one award given to a student.
We encourage you to limit your applications to a maximum of 5 scholarships.
Scholarship awards are deducted from the last instalment of your tuition fees.
Applicants in Rounds 2 and 3 will be encouraged to apply for scholarships after being selected for interviews.
Scholarship application deadlines:
July 2012 (commencing August 2011)
Applications start
Round 1 18 January 2011 11 February 2011
Round 2 18 January 2011 11 February 2011
Round 3 18 April 2011 6 May 2011
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