Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fellowships for International Students in Netherlands: Masters, PhD and Short Courses 2009

Fellowships for International Students in Netherlands: Masters, PhD and Short Courses

Fellowships for International Students in Netherlands: Masters, PhD and Short Courses: The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are demand-driven fellowship programmes designed to foster capacity building within organizations in 57 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. As of 1 January 2009 the NFP country list will be extended with Burundi, DR Congo, Kosovo and Sudan.

50% of the available fellowships should be awarded to fellowships for female candidates, and 50% of the available budget should be spent on candidates from sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from this, priority is given to candidates from deprived groups and/or from marginalized regions.

The NFP are funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development co-operation.

Employer support

The need for education and training must be linked to the institutional development of the organization the applicants are working for. This means that applicants must be nominated by their employers. In fact, applications without the support of an employer will not be considered.

NFP sub-programmes

Fellowships for master’s degree programmes
Fellowships for PhD studies
Fellowships for short courses

NFP master’s, NFP short courses and NFP PhD studies award fellowships to individuals. NFP also finances refresher courses for NFP alumni who would like to prolong the effect of earlier learning and update their knowledge and skills.

Applying for NFP

Applicants for PhD studies, master’s degree programmes or short courses must first gain academic admission to the course of their choice before applying for a fellowship through the Netherlands embassy or consulate in their country. Also, they can only apply for an NFP fellowship if the course is on the NFP course list for that particular year.

In all cases, applicants are advised to contact the Netherlands embassy, consulate or Neso well in advance for specific instructions, and to inquire about specific local procedures and deadlines, requirements and selection criteria. These may differ from the general information provided on Nuffic’s website or in the brochures.

More information

More information about NFP, including the application forms, are available at Netherlands embassies and consulates, Neso offices or from this website under the three different sub-programmes as mentioned above.

NFP country list

To be eligible for an NFP fellowship, applicants must be a national of one of the following countries. (Note: as of 1 January 2009 the NFP country list will be extended with Burundi, DR Congo, Kosovo and Sudan.)


Download the application deadlines 2009 [pdf]

Afghanistan El Salvador Namibia
Albania Eritrea Nepal
Armenia Ethiopia Nicaragua
Autonomous Palestinian Territories Georgia Nigeria
Bangladesh Ghana Pakistan
Benin Guatemala Peru
Bhutan Guinea-Bissau Philippines
Bolivia Honduras Rwanda
Bosnia-Herzegovina India Senegal
Brazil Indonesia South Africa
Burkina Faso Iran Sri Lanka
Cambodia Ivory Coast Suriname
Cape Verde Jordan Tanzania
China (excl. Hong Kong and Macao) Kenya Thailand
Colombia Macedonia Uganda
Costa Rica Mali Vietnam
Cuba Moldova Yemen
Ecuador Mongolia Zambia
Egypt Mozambique Zimbabwe

SOURCE: http://scholarship-positions.com/fellowships-for-international-students-in-netherlands-masters-phd-and-short-courses/2008/09/23/ Read more ...

FULBRIGHT FLTA SCHOLARSHIP 2009/10 (application is now open)

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)
*** Two information sessions for the next competition will be held at the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. or at 2:00 p.m. Both sessions will last three hours; you may only attend one session. No registration is required. Please note that bags, briefcases, cigarette lighters, weapons and electronic items including cameras and cell phones are among items not allowed into the Embassy.

The deadline will now be October 20, 2008. Please email drs_exchanges@state.gov for more information on the 2009 - 2010 application cycle. ***

The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is centrally funded by ECA. Teaching Assistants are vetted through the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The program aims to strengthen U.S. foreign language instruction and promote mutual understanding by establishing a foreign language native speaker expertise on U.S. campuses. The program enables the teaching assistants to complete their home country pre-service training by engaging in non-degree studies at accredited post-secondary U.S. educational institutions while teaching one or two language courses. Additionally they serve as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extracurricular activities or supervisors of clubs and language houses.Selected teaching assistants will enjoy Fulbright status in the United Status. They are expected to teach their language/culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. All FLTA's receive room and board, a monthly stipend, and tuition waiver for the required coursework, in addition to Fulbright immigration services. The Fulbright grant is for one academic year and is non-renewable.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of Department of State, USA, would like to place several language teaching assistants at universities and colleges in the US as part of a strategic language initiative.

Kiswahili is one of the targeted languages.

These teaching assistants would be Fulbright Scholars and are expected to teach their language/culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. The grant is for one academic year and is non-renewable. The program is designed to have native language and cultural informants who are close in age to undergraduate students in the USA. Normally, FLTAs would teach:

beginning level or conversation courses

work in a language lab

animate a language table

organize cultural activities or have similar duties

Each institution assigns duties that will best meet the needs of their school's unique circumstances.

Fulbright will pay for travel, health insurance and monthly maintenance of the selected candidates. Institutions where the FLTAs are placed provide tuition scholarships for the required coursework. The selection process for Tanzania is facilitated through the American Embassy in Dar es Salaam.

Applicants must be English teachers with a Bachelors degree, between 21-29 years of age who are willing to travel without their dependants for one academic year.

This is an excellent opportunity for young teachers in Tanzania. To apply, please refer to the requirements listed here, and if you qualify, apply through online application process. Three reference letters should be filled out by teachers or other professionals you have worked with, and submitted directly to the address below. Signature page should be submitted together with relevant certificates and transcripts to:

Fulbright Program Officer,
FLTA program,
Office of Public Affairs,
American Embassy,
686 Old Bagamoyo Rd. - Msasani,
Box 9123, Dar es Salaam.
Voice: 255 22 2668001
Fax: 255 22 2668251

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. Also, only nominated candidates will be required to sit for the TOEFL exam and submit a medical report.

SOURCE http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/flta.html (open this link please) Read more ...
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