Friday, December 11, 2009

Guest Scholarship for Master's level studies in Sweden

Thanks Da Subi, as taken from WAVUTI


The objective of the scholarship program is to promote democratic, economic and social development through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research.

Countries The program is only available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kenya, Kosovo, Mali, Moçambique, Moldova, Rwanda, Serbia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. About 40 scholarships will be offered for the academic year 2010/2011.

Important dates Prior to applying for a scholarship, application to the master’s degree program must be made via the online application service for master’s programs in Sweden at www.studera.nu The service opens on December 1, 2009. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2010.

The application procedure for the actual scholarships will open in February 2010.




The list of applicants who will receive a scholarship will be announced at the Swedish Institute’s website, www.si.se and here at Studyinsweden.se in the beginning of June 2010.

Scholarship benefits and period The scholarship amount is SEK 8,000 per month and the scholarship is only awarded for programs starting in fall semester 2010. The scholarships are usually granted for one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time, but will be extended for programs longer than two semesters provided that study results are satisfactory.

How to apply

Prior to applying for a scholarship, application to the master’s degree program must be made via the online application service for master’s programs in Sweden at www.studera.nu

After you have applied to a master’s degree program, the application procedure for scholarships will then open in February 2010.

Only a limited number of Swedish master programs will be eligible for scholarships next year. The selection of master programs will take place in January 2010 and the list will be published together with the call for applications in February 2010.

The eligible master programs will be within the following study areas: agriculture and forestry, environmental studies, natural sciences (biotechnology, energy), democracy/human rights/gender issues, peace and development studies, economics and entrepreneurship, education, engineering, health science/medicine, information and communication technology, international relations, media and journalism, law/ international law, social issues, spatial/urban planning and real estate management.

The list of applicants who will receive a scholarship will be announced at the SI website, www.si.se and at www.studyinsweden.se in the beginning of June 2010.

Who is eligible?
The scholarships are intended for guest students belonging to the above mentioned target group for full time temporary studies in Sweden starting in fall semester 2010. There is no age limit for scholarship holders.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if any of the following is true:

You have already lived in Sweden for two years or more when the scholarship period is due to begin.

You have a Swedish permanent residence permit or a work permit.

You have a previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for studies at the master’s level or research at a Swedish university.

However, students who have attended a Swedish Institute summer course in Swedish language or the Swedish Institute Summer University may apply.


Travel grants Scholarship holders from ODA countries will receive travel support in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a lump sum, given only once. Citizens from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia (FYROM), Kosovo, Moldova and Serbia, will receive SEK 5,000. Citizens from the remaining countries receive SEK 10,000.

Insurance Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.

Scholarship limitations The scholarship is designed to cover living costs for the scholarship holder. There are no grants for family members.

Scholarship holders following a two year master’s degree program are permitted to spend a maximum of one semester abroad in connection with their studies while retaining the scholarship.

The granted scholarship period cannot be altered or extended.

Info source: http://www.studyinsweden.se/Scholarships/SI-scholarships/Guest-Scholarship-Program/Masters-level/


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Thursday, December 3, 2009

European Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologies.

MERIT ERASMUS MUNDUS 2010-2012: Category A STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP CALL

This is the call for applications to the Erasmus Mundus Category A student (non-European) scholarships for MERIT – the European Master of Research on Information and Communication Technologies (see http://www.meritmaster.org ).

MERIT is a European 2-year post-graduate programme taught in English at the following institutions:

• Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

• Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

• Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), formerly University of Karlsruhe, Germany

• Politecnico di Torino (PdT), Torino, Italy

• Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain, Belgium

MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships are addressed for highly qualified non-European students willing to study the MERIT programme in two of the above institutions beginning September 2010. The number of MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships for the MERIT course 2010-2012 is 7.




Additional Category A student scholarships (up to 2) for students under the Western Balkans and Turkey Window will also be granted.

The application deadline for MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships is 17:00 (CET) January 11th 2010 to do electronic data entry and upload of required documents in the on-line application tool.

This call is subject to the general conditions of the Erasmus Mundus programme the details of which can be found in:

http://ec.europa.eu/education/external-relation-programmes/doc72_en.htm

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/tools/contacts_en.php

FRAMEWORK

MERIT is a multi-track research oriented Master programme within the guidelines of the Bologna process whose scope is Information and Communication Technologies. The MERIT academic program is organized in 3 Areas of Knowledge and their corresponding 9Specialisation tracks which can be studied in any two of the institutions indicated below:

a) Microwave, Antennas, Remote Sensing and Photonics (UPC, KTH, PdT, KIT)
1. Microwaves and RF Circuits and Systems (UPC, PdT) European AArea rea of HHigher igher EEducation ducation
2. Antennas and EM modelling (UPC, PdT, KIT)
3. Remote Sensing and Imaging (UPC, KIT)
4. Photonics(KTH, KIT)

b) Wireless and Optical Communication Systems and Networks (UPC, KTH, PdT, KIT)
5. Information Transmission and Wireless Communication Systems (UPC, KTH)
6. Wireless Network Management (KTH, PdT)
7. Optical Communication Systems and Networks (UPC, PdT, KIT)

c) Multimedia Signal Processing (UPC, KTH, UCL)
8. Image and Video Processing (UPC , UCL)
9. Speech and Language Technologies (UPC, KTH)

Students applying for the MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships must include up to 4 specialization options which can be:
a) Any of the 9 specialization tracks.
b) Any of the 3 AoK.
c) Indifferent.

In addition, students should also indicate which university they prefer, if any, for the second year of studies.


ELIGIBILITY

Applications are sought from students in their final year of university programs in electrical engineering or an equivalent university degree involving at least 3 years of coursework (equivalent to 180 ECTS). Priority will be given to applicants whose background and interest match closely with those of MERIT. In any case, applicants should hold a university degree by September 1st 2010.

Applicants of MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships should qualify as third-country nationals, as defined in the Erasmus Mundus programme, i.e., nationals of all countries of the world with the exception of the Erasmus Mundus eligible applicant countries: the 27 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), the EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway).

Additional MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships (up to 2) will be assigned to students from the “Western Balkans and Turkey Window”, i.e. nationals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.

The following restrictions apply:

• Applicants are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of Erasmus Mundus eligible applicant countries above.

• Students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to the EMMCs of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three courses.

• Individuals who have already benefited from an EMMC scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMMC.

• Students benefiting from an EMMC scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies.

• EMMC students scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Students will be selected on the basis of their academic merits, language skills (English) and international test results (GRE). Priority will be given to applicants whose background and interest match closely with those of MERIT.

To check this, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to see the program description at:

http://www.meritmaster.org/public/web/index.php?accio=st_program

In the case that the applicant has taken the GRE general test and, possibly, the GRE subject test in mathematics, scores from these tests should be sent to UPC directly by the organization administering these tests (ETS). To request this you should use the GRE institution code corresponding to UPC (7124). See http://www.gre.org for details.

MERIT is comitted to promote a balanced gender participation in the course, access to disadvantaged students and to students with disabilities or special needs. As such, in case students of different gender are ranked equally, the tie would be resolved in favour of the less represented gender in the scholarship or admitted list. Also, students with disabilities or special needs are subject to a more favourable evaluation in the setection process and, if selected, might qualify for additional funding from the Erasmus Mundus programme. Applicants are given the possibilty to include information regarding any sort of disability in their application form.

DURATION, CONDITIONS AND AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships will be awarded for two years conditioned on a successful performance of the student. Students will receive a yearly payment of € 4.000 Euro as contribution to travel and installation cost and a monthly allowance of € 1.000 for a total of 24 months. Tuition fees and insurance coverage will be paid directly from the Erasmus Mundus programme. Note however that, if the scholarship is granted, no payments will be made until the grant recipient arrives at the host university. No payment advances will be sent abroad for covering travel and moving expenses.


CALENDAR

• Online Application System: 1st December 2009
• Deadline for online application: 17:00 (CET) January 11th 2010.
• Notification of Scholarships: April-May 2010.
• Start of MERIT studies: August-September 2010.

APPLICATION-SUBMISSION

Application for MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships requires uploading personal data and electronic copies of supporting documents in the MERIT Erasmus Mundus Online Application Tool (MEAT):

http://www.meritmaster.org/meat

This tool supports most current web-browsing software, and will be used to check the applicant’s eligibility, get his/her contact data, and upload relevant files such as CV, etc. MEAT allows applicants to enter their personal data and the electronic versions of documents to support the application (CVs, copies of academic certificates, recommendation letters, etc.). Only PDF format will be allowed for upload to MEAT (a single file for each item).

INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED

MEAT will prompt the applicant to enter/upload the following information:

1. Citizenship and country of residence.

2. Periods of stay in Europe during the last 5 years (if any).

3. University degrees (held or currently studying) and universities where those degrees where obtained.

4. Gender / Name/ Email / Birth date / Postal address

5. Disabilities (if any)

6. (Optional) GRE exam codes and GRE exam dates (General and subject test in mathematics).

7. Scanned image of your passport showing your picture (PDF).

8. CV-Resume (PDF)

9. (Optional) Name of a MERIT faculty member who knows you and knows the most relevant items in your CV1

10. Academic certificates (school certificate/diploma, University transcripts, University degree certificate) relevant to MERIT topics. All university transcripts must in English and should be uploaded into MEAT as a single PDF file.

11. Description of the contents of the courses taken to obtain the degree of the previous point. It is of utmost importance to state any subject, experience or work related to MERIT areas of knowledge.

12. Up to 4 specialisation options.

13. Motivation letter, in which the applicant explains in English the reasons to study MERIT and how they relate to his/her career goals.
14. Proof of proficiency in English. TOEFL and IELTS certificates are preferred.

15. Order of preference of the 5 MERIT institutions for the second year of studies. Note that MERIT master thesis, is undertaken at the second year university.

Please, contact merit.admission@tsc.upc.edu for any question regarding this call

Please note that the acceptance/rejection of an application is a decision jointly taken by all consortium universities.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Master's course: Applied Ethics, Erasmus Mundus

Students from outside the European Union - third country students - can apply for Erasmus mundus Masters Course in Applied Ethics Scholarships.

This Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is offered by Linköping University, The Centre for Applied Ethics, (Sweden), Utrecht University, the Ethics Institute, (The Netherlands), and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department Philosophy, Programme for Applied Ethics (Trondheim, Norway).


Admissions requirements


General requirements for admission to the programme are a Bachelor's degree, or a professional degree (equivalent) covering at least three years of study.



The applicants must submit a paper in which they demonstrate basic knowledge of ethical theories and their affinity with ethical questions.


Students who do not have English as their first language must document their proficiency in English by submitting results from a TOEFL test or another internationally recognised test.


Selection of candidates for admission:


The MAE Consortium Selection Committee will rank the applicants and put forward a proposal to the degree-awarding institutions regarding preferred candidates.


The selection is mainly based on previous academic performance.



Selection of Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders:


The MAE Consortium Selection Committee will rank the applicants, and The European Commission will take the final decision regarding the awarding of the scholarships.


The main selection criterion will be the quality of the student's previous academic performance but the selection is also based on the criteria stipulated for exemple regarding geographical distribution of candidates.

Application: Closing date for applications is February 1.

For more information and application see;

http://www.liu.se/en/education/master/req?l=en

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MA Programme Euroculture

The MA Programme Euroculture has been selected by the European Commission among the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses for five years. This implies that the European Commission will grant scholarships to highly qualified third-country graduate students and scholars. Students will be able to follow the MA Programme Euroculture, and scholars to carry out teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the Euroculture universities participating in the Course.

Third-country students and scholars eligible for receiving an Erasmus Mundus scholarship fall into two different categories: one general category in which grantees can come from any third country and one specific category for 2010-2011: the "Western Balkans and Turkey Window" in which funds are earmarked for nationals from specific countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, as well as the three candidate countries, namely Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.


With regard to the number of available scholarships, the Euroculture Erasmus Mundus Masters Consortium will reserve 10 places for third-country students (of which a maximum of 2 places can be granted to students from the Western Balkans and Turkey) who have been granted a scholarship for the academic year 2010/2011.

With regard to the specific category ("Asian windows") in 2006, the Euroculture Masters Consortium selected 9 additional Asian students who have been granted a bursary for the academic year 2006/2007. For 2007/2008 the Euroculture consortium had the possibility to select at least 6 additional Asian students. For 2009/2010 the Euroculture consortium was able to select two students from the Western Balkans and Turkey through the special window.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FOR AN ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE COURSE 2010/2011 : 15 December 2009



"Third-country student/scholar" refers to students and scholars who hold the nationality of a third country other than those from EEA- EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries as provided for in Article 11; who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries; and who has outstanding academic and/or professional experience.

According to the European Commission, each student grantee will receive EUR 10,000 to cover the registration fee plus EUR 1,600 each month for sixteen months for living costs. Each scholar grantee will receive EUR 4,000 each month for a period of 3 months and a fixed amount of EUR 1,000.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to apply to more than three Erasmus Mundus Master programmes.

For more details and application forms, visit http://www.euroculturemaster.org/default.aspx?sec=4&sub=2

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Erasmus Mundus MA Human Rights Practice

This two-year full-time programme is taught in English in the UK, Sweden and Norway. It is an EU-approved programme with three partners:

Roehampton University (London, UK)

Göteborgs Universitet (Göteborg, Sweden)

Universitetet I Tromsø (Tromsø, Norway).

The final award is a multiple degree between all three institutions. The partners equally contribute to the whole programme and share responsibility for its delivery.

The programme starts in Sweden in late August for the first semester before moving to the UK. Students spend the first term of the second year in Norway before spending the last semester in the most appropriate country to complete their dissertations. The programme requires successful completion of 120 ECTS (UK equivalent is 240 credits at master’s level).


Further information

. About the programme

. Partner institutions

. Fees and scholarships

. Entry requirements and applications


. Accommodation

. Visa information


Programme objectives:

. to work effectively with the protection, promotion and implementation of human rights in a changing global context

. to encourage graduates to take up careers in human rights work in civil society organisations, governments and the public sector and business

. to develop analytical expertise in human rights perspectives, contexts and organisations

. to evaluate and apply this knowledge to different cases and practices

. to develop programmes of action and policies as appropriate

. to compare analytically human rights practice across different cultures and nation-states, recognising that interpretations and practices vary in different regions of the world.

The deadlines for entry in 2010 are as follows:

Category A Scholarships (for students from outside Europe and students who have NOT been in Europe for more than 1 year in the last 5 years): 4 December 2009, 5pm.

Category B Scholarships (for European students and students from outside Europe who have been in Europe for more than 1 year in the last 5 years) and fee paying students: 31 March 2010, 5pm.
Scholar Applications (for third country academics from outside Europe who have NOT been in Europe for more than 1 year in the last 5 years): 4 December 2009, 5pm.


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The Agris Mundus Master in Sustainable Development in Agriculture

The Agris Mundus Master in Sustainable Development in Agriculture Scholarships are provided by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union.


Scholarships are offered to select non European candidates. The amount is 21000 Euros per year which should cover the living costs, transportation costs and subscription fees.


The Agris mundus consortium and the European commission select who receives an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.


The application for scholarship is included in the Application form.


Admission Criteria


Bachelor of Sciences (180 ECTS) in a field related to agricultural development or, alternatively, a BA in the Social Sciences or equivalent from a reputable institution;


In the selection process, preference will be given to candidates with appropriate professional experience with strongly convincing recommendation by an academic or a professional body;


Sufficient language level in English, Spanish or Italian, depending on the training track for which they apply.


Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)


Deadline: January every year.


Lead university: Centre National d’Etudes Agronomiques des Régions Chaudes of Agropolis, Montpellier, France



Partner universities: The Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands;


Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), Denmark;


University of Cork, Ireland;


University of Catania, Italy;


Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.


Contact


AGRIS MUNDUS Secretariat
CNEARC
BP 5098
F-34033 Montpellier CEDEX, France
Clotilde Sauboa
Email: csauboa@cnearc.fr



For more details and Application Form, Visit http://www.natura-net.eu/agris-mundus/


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Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships: Full-fee Scholarships

Information for 2010/11

Loughborough University is delighted to announce full-fee scholarships for international full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa.

These will be known as the Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded).

The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and University funds. The University will award a limited number of scholarships and the standards required are very high.

Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources.



Application Process and Eligibility Criteria


For entry 2010 the scholarship application procedure is an open competition. Students may only apply for the scholarship after an offer for a place has been made. Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form which can be downloaded below.

The deadline for applications is 30th April 2010.

Applications will be initially shortlisted and the final decision on the awards will be made by a selection panel of senior staff of the University. The selection panel will use the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications:

Currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa

Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)

Commitment to return to their home country on completion of postgraduate programme

Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return

Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK

Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved

Applicants are advised to spend considerable effort ensuring that this application reaches the selectors in a form that is clear, well presented and which reflects your abilities and motivation.

The application form can be downloaded below, and should be returned (by post, fax or email) to:

International Office
Academic Registry
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
UK
Fax: +44 (0)1509 223971
Email: international-office@lboro.ac.uk


NOTE THAT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED UNLESS THE APPLICANT IS HOLDING AN OFFER OR A PLACE AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION (THIS OFFER MAY BE CONDITIONAL OR UNCONDITIONAL).

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR OFFER LETTER.


LU Graduate School Development Trust Scholarship Application Form 2010/11. Visit http://www.lboro.com/admin/ar/funding/pg/international/ludta/index.htm for Trust Scholarship Application Form

The final closing date for applications is 30th April 2010, and applicants must not apply late. All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by the end of May at the latest.

Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Applicants will also be expected to provide evidence of funds to cover their travel, living and maintenance costs and may be asked to pay a deposit towards their living costs as part of the conditions of the scholarship offer.

Further Information
For further details about these awards, please contact the International Office


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Saturday, November 28, 2009

University of Oslo, Norway - The International Summer School 2010 (June 26 - August 6)

Six Weeks of Academic Achievement and International Goodwill

The International Summer School (ISS) is an academic center for learning in an international context, and a forum for fostering intercultural understanding. Every summer from late June to early August the ISS welcomes some 500 students from all over the world to its wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses, mostly within the liberal arts and social sciences.



Admission requirements

Admission to the International Summer School follow the general admission requirements to higher education in Norway. Participating in undergraduate courses at the ISS requires that the applicant meets these requirements. The general admission requirements can be divided in (a) academic requirements and (b) language requirements.

Open HERE for more deatils on Admission requirements

Application procedures

1. Request Application Form http://www.uio.no/iss/admission/request.html

2. Deadlines http://www.uio.no/iss/admission/deadlines.html

3. Application Procedures http://www.uio.no/iss/admission/application.html

4. Guide to complete application Form http://www.uio.no/iss/admission/application.html#appfou


Fees and Financial Aid (Scholarships)

1. Scholarship Information http://www.uio.no/iss/financial/fin_aid.html

List of Courses ISS 2010

1. Graduate Courses http://www.uio.no/iss/academics/list_courses.html#gra_cou

2 Undergraduate Courses http://www.uio.no/iss/academics/list_courses.html#und_cou

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ERASMUS MUNDUS Msc in PHOTONICS, Belgium

Introduction

Five leading research and educational institutions in Europe are collaborating to offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Science program in Photonics, providing a top-quality eduction in all aspects of photonics. The master programme has a duration of two years (120 ECTS points), with students spending a year in two different countries.

Coordinator: Ghent University (Belgium)

Partners: Vrije Universiteit Brussel(Belgium), St Andrews University and Heriot-Watt University (U.K.), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Photonics
Photonics is now widely recognized as a major innovation enabling discipline for the 21st century. It can be defined as that field of science and technology where the fundamental properties of light and its interaction with matter are studied and applied.


Scholarships
Full scholarships are available for non-EU students to cover the tuition fee and all living expenses(24000€/year).

Limited scholarships available for EU students (10000€/year). Other grants for EU students are also available


Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
Per academic year a number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for EMMP non-EU (category A) students.

This is a scholarship for 4 semesters of 48000 euro which will be paid on a monthly base and which includes the yearly tuition fee of 7000 euro to cover expenses, like subscription fees, insurances and administration.


For the academic year 2010-2011, the consortium can select a total of 19 students, including 2 students under the "Western Balkans and Turkey window" (see below), to be granted a scholarship. Without prejudice to the respect of high academic standards, in order to ensure a geographical balance across third-country students, the EMMP consortium shall respect the following basic criteria when selecting third-country students:

no more than 2 of the selected third-country students should come from the same country.


Admission criteria


The Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics offers admission to applicants who appear to have the highest potential for graduate study and who, with the benefit of a graduate education, are the most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields through teaching, research, or professional practice.

The minimum graduate admission requirements are:

A bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years full time study or 180 ECTS credits) in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline. Students in their last year of such a bachelor programme will however also be considered.

Sufficient English language ability. The following shall be accepted as sufficient proof:

the prospective student has already successfully completed a one-year English-language study programme, either at a different institution of higher education or at a secondary school;

a TOEFL-TEST, taken as recently as within the last two years, showing a score of at least 570 (paper-based) or 87 (internet-based)

an original "test report from" (TRF) from IELTS, issued as recently as within the last two years, showing a score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 per each part
If prospective students hold a secondary education diploma, an academic Bachelor's diploma or a Master's diploma awarded by an educational institution that is duly recognised by the Flemish Community, no proof of sufficient English language ability must be provided.

Candidates will be ranked according to the criteria given below:

Obtained degrees. Applicants are recommended also to provide additional information (short course description, course credits,…) on the courses they have taken during their previous studies, especially in the fields of applied mathematics, electromagnetics, optics, electronics, telecommunications and semiconductor physics.
Grades/marks
English language ability
Motivation statement
Any relevant publications, thesis or project work, etc.
The information about these 5 points has to be given in the application form.

In addition candidates are asked to provide at least two (2) letters of reference from persons who are very well acquainted with their academic performance. These letters may be sent directly to the office of the EMMP or together with the other application documents under sealed envelopes.

Candidates that have scored well on the above points will be briefly interviewed via telephone. They will be asked questions about their motivation and about their previous experience as well as technical questions.


Step 1: Online registration

Fill out the online registration form and obtain your personal application ID.


Upload an electronic version of a completely filled in standard application form during online registration.

For the electronic submission of the standard application form no signature nor application ID is required.

Please pay attention so you don't lose your username, password and application ID.



Step 2: Paper submission of application documents

Your application file should consist of the following documents. All documents should mention your personal application ID. Files not mentioning the application ID will not be accepted!

A completed and signed standard application form.

A copy of the pasport or other official identification proof.


Two letters of recommendation using the standard form under sealed enveloppe (doc)


Legalised copies of diplomas and a translation in English. (Keep the orginal legalised copy with you; you will need this for erollment at the university and send us a copy together with your other documents.)

Copies of diploma supplements stating courses followed and scores obtained per course and a translation in English. (This is also known as a transcript of the degree)

Copies of language test scores (TOEF OR IELTS) or certificate stating that you received education in English. The TOEFL score can be sent directly to Ghent University (institution code: 2643). In that case, a copy of the TOEFL score sheet should also be included in your application documents! In case of IELTS an original test report form should be included in your application documents.

Contact details (name, telephone, email, address) of a professor (or dean) who is well acquainted with the study programme that was taken by the applicant

Contact details (name, telephone, email, address) of the persons who have been requested to provide reference letters. This may include the person meant under 7.


Application files should be posted to:

Secretariat of Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics
Faculty of Engineering, Ghent University
Department of Information Technology
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
B - 9000 Ghent
Belgium


No email documents will be accepted.



Remark that the posted application file becomes property of the secretariat of the programme. Therefore no original official documents should be sent. Upon admission to the programme, legalised copies of diplomas, certified copies of language tests and certified copies of certificates will be required.

Step 3: Follow Up and Changes
Once you have your own account, you will be able to edit your online profile. Also you will be able to follow up the progress of your application.

In view of the telephone interview and the receipt of official documents (if you're accepted) it's important that all contact information stays up-to-date.

Edit or view your profile here (log in first). At the bottom of the form you can see whether we have received your application forms.


Timetable: for non-EU students


Follow up: Dec 5 - Jan 5: Please check regularly the status of your application.


Application deadline: Jan 5: no documents or applications will accepted after this deadline.


First selection outcome: Jan 10: all students who passes the first selection round will be invited for a telephone interview


Telephone interviews: Jan 10 - Jan 20: selected students will be interviewed by phone.


Final selection: Jan 31: all selected students from first selection will be notified of their result of admission and scholarship.



Deadlines

non-EU students:

- Online registration: January 01
- Paper submission: January 05

EU students:

- Overall deadline: May 05


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China Scholarships for International Graduate Students 2010

Graduate Student Scholarships for International Students (2010)

(Supported by Chinese Government Scholarship Program)

The Graduate Student Scholarships, supported by the Chinese Scholarship Council(CSC), are provided for prospective international students to study for Master or Doctoral Degrees in top universities in China thus to expand student exchanges and academic collaborations between Chinese Universities and their overseas partnership institutions.

China Agricultural University(CAU) is among the list of the top universities supported by CSC to directly recruit the scholarship students from the academic year of 2008.

I. Basic Information and Duration of the Scholarships Program

1. Up to 25 scholarship students will be accepted to China Agricultural University for the 2010-2011 academic year (normally the academic year in China starts from September).

2. The Graduate Student scholarships only support the students who apply to be fully registered as graduate students (Master or Doctoral students) in CAU.

3. Duration:

The duration of the scholarship for all programs is the same as the normal length of the specific graduate programs in CAU. (Please check the Catalog of graduate Programs for International Students of CAU in the appendix)

If the courses for doctoral and master degree students could not be conducted in English, applicants who are non-Chinese speakers are generally required to take Remedial Chinese language courses for 1 year before their major studies. The one-year Chinese language study is also covered by the scholarship.

Note:

Duration for scholarship specified at the time of admission can NOT be extended in principle




II. Application

Applicants should submit written application materials directly to Office of International Relations in China Agricultural University.

The deadline for the materials to arrive at CAU is before January 5, 2010 for the academic year starting from Fall, 2010.

III. Eligibility


1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.

2. Applicants are not studying in Chinese universities.

3. Education background and age limit:

- Applicants for master degree studies must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.- Applicants for Doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

IV. Details of the Scholarship

Full scholarship:

- Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials and accommodation on campus;
- Living allowance;
- One-off settlement subsidy after registration;
- Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China.

Note:
1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship that beyond the university’s arrangements should be afforded by the student himself.

2) Fee for basic learning materials covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution, and other materials shall be self afforded.

3) Monthly living allowance is paid to the students by the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):
- Master degree students: CNY 1,700 Yuan
- Doctoral degree students: CNY 2,000 Yuan

Scholarship students shall get their monthly living allowance from the date of registration. New students who register before 15th (15th included) of the registration month will get the full amount of the living allowance of that month, and those who register after 15th will get half amount. The graduates will be given a living allowance for another 15 days after the graduation time set by the university. The allowance will be terminated from the next month after students suspend their studies, drop school or complete schooling from the university. Monthly living allowance covers school holidays. Scholarship students who do not get the monthly living allowance during holidays can get that upon return on campus. The allowance will be suspended for one month if students do not register on time without permission from the university in advance, leave for non-health reasons or are absent from the university over a month.


Further Scholarship details and Application, CLICK HERE

Application Forms CLICK HERE

Foreigner Physical Examination Form HERE



SOURCE: CLICK HERE

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MSc Scholarships in African Studies, Oxford University

ORISHA MSc in African Studies

The African Studies Committee invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship for MSc in African Studies from persons who will be registered as students for the MSc in African Studies from October 2010. The scholarship will cover full university and college fees and a maintenance allowance.

In order to be considered for the ORISHA scholarship you must indicate in the funding section of your admissions application that you intend to apply for ORISHA MSc Scholarship and you must name St. Cross OR St. Antony’s college as your first college choice. Your application for admission to the course must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions office by the closing date of the 2nd application deadline (22nd January 2010) if you wish to be considered for the ORISHA scholarship. Incomplete applications received by this deadline will not be considered for ORISHA.



MSc African Studies
The MSc in African Studies is a three-term, nine-month course designed both as a stand-alone interdisciplinary introduction to current debates about Africa, and as a preparation for doctoral research on Africa. This advanced degree programme provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to expand their knowledge of African Studies, prior to working for NGOs, the civil service, international organizations, and the media, or in other professional capacities.

There are four components to the MSc degree in African Studies:
• The Core Course on ‘Methodology, Ethics and Research Strategies’
• The Core Course on ‘Themes in African History and the Social Sciences’
• An Optional Paper
• A dissertation of 15,000 words

Students who complete the degree to a sufficient standard may transfer to doctoral programmes in disciplinary departments, such as Politics and International Relations, Development Studies, Modern History, Anthropology, or Geography. (There are currently no doctoral programmes in any Area Studies region at the University of Oxford). Staff with expertise in African Studies supervise doctoral theses across all of the main disciplinary departments of the university, and students can continue to work with the same supervisor who has guided their MSc work, where this is appropriate. Students who wish to progress from the MSc to doctoral studies can begin their doctoral research over the summer following completion of the MSc

Please address your enquiries concerning the MSc in African Studies to: msc.enquiries@africa.ox.ac.uk



For application details, CLICK HERE

SOURCE: CLICK HERE

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Hamburg International Graduate School for the Study of Regional Powers, GERMANY

Fundamental shifts within the global and regional architecture of power are expected in the coming decades. However, the new global and regional configurations of the twenty-first century are currently only partially understood. The newly established Hamburg International Graduate School for the Study of Regional Powers analyzes the emerging power shifts among non-European regions and states, related conflicts with respect to regional leadership within these regions as well as competition for spheres of influence, and the global formation of governance structures among new regional powers and the “old” powers of the OECD world.

Within the school, applications are being invited for 8 Ph.D. scholarships


starting 1 April 2010, for a duration of three years. The programme is open to young academics in the fields of international relations/international political economy and comparative area studies. Applicants must have an excellent M.A. or equivalent degree in hand by the time of appointment. We strongly encourage young candidates from abroad to apply.



Interested persons should send a letter of interest, their CV, an abstract and the table of contents of their M.A. thesis or diploma, a longer (max. 10 pages) outline of their planned Ph.D. project, copies of all relevant academic certificates (M.A., B.A., etc.), and two letters of recommendation to the following address:

Regional Powers
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg


The GIGA promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration in those areas in which they are underrepresented.
Further particulars can be found at
http://www.giga-hamburg.de/jobs

For informal inquiries, please contact
PD Dr. Dirk Nabers nabers@giga-hamburg.de
Head of Research Programme 4: Power, Norms and Governance in International Relations

Screening of applications will begin on 03 January 2010

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Erasmus Mundus scholarship - MA Programme Euroculture

The MA Programme Euroculture has been selected by the European Commission among the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses for five years. This implies that the European Commission will grant scholarships to highly qualified third-country graduate students and scholars. Students will be able to follow the MA Programme Euroculture, and scholars to carry out teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the Euroculture universities participating in the Course.

Third-country students and scholars eligible for receiving an Erasmus Mundus scholarship fall into two different categories: one general category in which grantees can come from any third country and one specific category for 2009-2010: the "Western Balkans and Turkey Window" in which funds are earmarked for nationals from specific countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, as well as the three candidate countries, namely Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey. It is not yet known if and how many specific "Window" bursaries will be availble for 2010/2011. Information about this will be published as soon as possible.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FOR AN ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE COURSE 2010/2011 : 15 December 2009




With regard to the general category, the Euroculture Erasmus Mundus Masters Consortium will reserve 17 places for third-country students and 4 places for third-country scholars who have been granted a scholarship for the academic year 2009/2010.

With regard to the specific category ("Asian windows") in 2006, the Euroculture Masters Consortium selected 9 additional Asian students who have been granted a bursary for the academic year 2006/2007. For 2007/2008 the Euroculture consortium had the possibility to select at least 6 additional Asian students.


"Third-country student/scholar" refers to students and scholars who hold the nationality of a third country other than those from EEA- EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries as provided for in Article 11; who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries; and who has outstanding academic and/or professional experience.

According to the European Commission, each student grantee will receive EUR 10,000 to cover the registration fee plus EUR 1,600 each month for sixteen months for living costs. Each scholar grantee will receive EUR 4,000 each month for a period of 3 months and a fixed amount of EUR 1,000.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to apply to more than three Erasmus Mundus Master programmes.

ADMISSION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES - CLICK HERE

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


Applications for the 2010-2011 academic year are welcome from August 2009 onwards and can be send until 15 December 2009 (per postmark). The detailed selection procedure and admission requirements are described on the website. Please carefully read the instructions listed below before you start filling out the online application.

Candidate students MUST:

READ carefully the criteria to determine whether you are eligible to receive the scholarship. See Erasmus Mundus – admission and selection procedure


FILL IN the APPLICATION FORM ON-LINE

Application Form



PRESS the ‘submit application’ button and PRINT and SIGN the application form.


PREPARE a complete application package. MAKE SURE you send along all the required documents listed below:


Completed and printed Euroculture Erasmus Mundus application form

Certified* documents of academic credentials: - Diploma (if this document is not in English, French, German or Latin - then it must be officially translated) - and, if available, Diploma Supplement and/or Grade transcript ( in English)

Please note that if you want to be eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you must send proof of having already completed a BA degree (proof equals a certified copy of bachelor diploma + grade transcript).

Academic and professional CV (resumé)

Letter of motivation - in English - (max. one page)

Letters of reference – in English - from the two different referees you have listed in the application document. If the letters are sealed you don’t need to make copies of them.

A valid copy of your passport

A valid copy of the TOEFL or IELTS certificate or an equivalent test and - if you have a preference for the University of Deusto - the results of a proficiency test for Spanish language

Four full-colour passport photos – all four to be attached to the front of the original dossier (with you name and surname written on the back of each photo)

* Certified means that the copy has to have official stamps from the school or from a notary who states that this is a true copy of the original document. If your transcript is not in English, French or German we would also need to have a certified translation in this language attached.

Furthermore we kindly ask you not to use staples on any of your documents but to use paperclips instead.

PLEASE NOTE:

Only complete dossiers with completed application forms will be considered for selection. You are welcome to add extra documents with additional relevant information. Please check that you have enclosed all documents required above and send all required documents together. If you cannot send certain documents yet, please explain this in your application and indicate when we can expect to receive these remaining documents. This will avoid delays in the reviewing your application.



MAKE 3 copies of the completed application (application form and required documents)


SEND BEFORE 15th DECEMBER POSTMARK in one envelope:


The signed application form, and the required documents.
Three copies of the completed application ( the signed application form and the required documents) SO YOU HAVE TO SEND FOUR VERSIONS IN TOTAL

to the following mailing address:

Mrs. Marloes van der Weij
EUROCULTURE Erasmus Mundus Secretariat
University of Groningen – Faculty of Arts
Oude Kijk in’t Jatstraat 26
NL - 9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands


We recommend to send your application by express mail or registered mail.


Please keep a copy of your submission for your records


Please note that the application documents cannot be returned to the applicant.


For further information on Erasmus Mundus scholarship scheme and application procedure:

e-mail: euroculture@rug.nl
phone: +31 50 363 62 93 or 72 33
fax: +31 50 363 72 53

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The Joint European Master's in International Humanitarian Action (NOHA) Scholarship

The Joint European Master's in International Humanitarian Action is an inter-university, multidisciplinary postgraduate programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action.

The NOHA European Master's in International Humanitarian Action has been selected by the European Commission among the first Erasmus Mundus masters courses for five years. This implies that the European Commission will grant scholarships to highly qualified third-country graduate students and scholars to students to follow the NOHA Mundus Masters Course, to scholars to carry out teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the NOHA universities participating in the Course.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FOR AN ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE COURSE 2010/2011 : 15 October 2009-15 December 2009


Third-country graduate student

Third-country graduate student means a national of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union; who has already obtained a first higher education degree; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries (EEA-EFTA States and EU candidate countries for accession); who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries.

The amount of the student grant is EUR 35, 600. Each grantee will receive EUR 1,600 each month for living costs during the 16 months duration of the program plus a fixed amount of EUR 10,000 to be paid in two instalments of EUR 5,000 each per year.

Third-country students eligible for receiving an Erasmus Mundus scholarship fall into two different categories: one general category in which grantees can come from any third country and one specific category ("Asian windows") in which funds are earmarked for nationals from specific Asian countries.

With regard to the general category NOHA consortium will reserve a 13 to 18 places for third-country students and 3 to 4 places for third-country scholars every year.
With regard to the specific category ("Asian windows") the NOHA consortium will have the possibility to select 8 or 9 additional Asian students every year.

Third-country scholar

Third-country scholar means a national of a third country other than those from EEAEFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries as provided for in Article 11; who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries; and who has outstanding academic and/or professional experience.

The amount of the scholar grant is EUR 13, 000. Each scholar will receive EUR 4,000 each month for a period of 3 months and a fixed amount of EUR 1,000.
Third-country scholars eligible for receiving an Erasmus Mundus scholarship fall also into two different categories: one general category in which scholars can come from any third country and one specific category ("Asian windows") in which funds are earmarked for a scholar from China.

FOR APPLICATION FORM AND SELECTION - CLICK HERE


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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weinstein International Fellowship - Dispute Resolution/Conflict Resolution (USA)

Weinstein International Fellowship

The Weinstein International Fellowship program, inaugurated in 2008, provides opportunities for individuals from outside the United States to visit the U.S. to learn more about dispute resolution processes and practices and to pursue a project of their own design that serves to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.

The JAMS Foundation Board of Directors will approve Fellowships of up to $25,000 in support of projects outlined by Fellowship applicants. This program is intended to be flexible and open to innovation, and applicants are encouraged to develop proposals that will increase the availability of dispute resolution education, training and services in their home countries and beyond.

During their time in the U.S., Fellows may be based in a JAMS Resolution Center or may participate in a university program or be connected to another organization or institution, depending on the nature of their project. Fellowships may be from one month to one year in duration.

It is anticipated that Fellows will come from countries that do not have an established culture of using mediation for cases in litigation. Part of the Fellows’ time in the United States will be spent observing how JAMS administers and resolves such cases.



Criteria

.Applicants must be fluent in English
.Fellowship period must be one month to twelve months in duration
.Preference for proposals that would help applicant’s home country establish viable dispute resolution systems or change how disputes are resolved
.Preference for applicants who have experience as judges, lawyers, court administrators, or law professors
.Information Sought From Applicant
.Purpose and goal of Fellowship
.Educational background
.Dispute resolution training or experience
.Amount of funding sought and proposed use of funds
.Other sources of funding available, applied for, or awarded
.Organizations or institutions with which you are affiliated in your home country
.Organizations or institutions with which you expect to work while in the U.S.
.Proposed location and duration of Fellowship
.Plans for implementing Fellowship goals upon return to home country
.Other than financial support, additional resources or support required from the JAMS Foundation
.Visa status regarding entry into the U.S. for purposes of Fellowship
.Fellowship applications for the 2010-2011 term will be reviewed by the JAMS .
.Foundation Board of Directors at their first quarterly meeting in February, 2010.

.In order to be included on the agenda, applications much be received by January 15, 2010. The Foundation Board may also consider expedited review of Fellowship applications in appropriate circumstances.

Download the Fellowship application form in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


2008-2009 Weinstein Fellows

Fellow Country of Origin Location of Fellowship

Badri Bhandari Nepal Los Angeles/Santa Monica
Ximena Bustamante Ecuador Los Angeles/Santa Monica
Tsisana Chamlikashvili Russia San Francisco/Los Angeles/NewYork/Chicago/D.C.
Ahmed El Feqy Egypt New York
Mohan Lal Mehta India San Francisco/San Jose
Orouba Qarain Jordan Los Angeles/Santa Monica
Giulio Zanolla Italy New York


For more information, contact:

David Brandon,
Program Manager

Email:
dbrandon@jamsfoundation.org

Telephone: (1) 415-774-2648

Mailing Address:
JAMS Foundation
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111
www.jamsfoundation.org

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) 2010 Application - NEW YOK, USA

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a capacity building program designed to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and networks of proven human rights defenders from the Global South and marginalized communities in the United States.

The Program provides advanced training, support, and networking opportunities to respected human rights leaders. The focus is both on strengthening the skills of the individual Advocates and providing tools for them to build sustainable organizations that advocate for disadvantaged peoples.

Program Focus

The four-month intensive capacity building program based at Columbia University in New York focuses on the following key issue areas:

. Environmental injustice
. Labor rights violations
. Ramifications of resource extraction
. Public health crises
. Unsustainable development
. Intolerance, xenophobia, and social exclusion

Special attention is given to the above issues and their intersection with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, and/or other sources of marginalization.




Strategy

To meet HRAP’s goals, Advocates are expected to participate fully in the offerings provided by HRAP, including:

Skills workshops on advocacy tools, fundraising, press and media relations, and building sustainable organizations;

Columbia University courses on human rights, public health, the environment, sociology, political science, social work, development, and labor rights;

Meetings and networking opportunities with NGO staff, activists, policymakers, representatives of international institutions, and academics.

Timing and Commitment

The 2010 HRAP will begin in the latter half of August and run until mid-December 2010. To be considered, participants must commit to full preparation for and complete engagement in the Program.

About the Center for the Study of Human Rights
Since its establishment at Columbia University in 1978, the Center for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR) has been committed to its core goals of providing human rights education to Columbia students, fostering innovative interdisciplinary academic research, and offering its expertise in international capacity building to human rights leaders and organizations.

CSHR actively works to ensure that local peoples and human rights advocates are included in the political and economic policy decisions that affect their lives.

By convening faculty, students, and human rights leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, CSHR creates an environment in which research, education, and international outreach contribute to the establishment of a more just and equitable world.

Admissions Information

Selection of Participants
The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including labor rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, and corporate social accountability.

Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in human rights, commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Full-time students or government officials will not be considered.
Advocates must originate from and reside in either the Global South or the United States. Fluency in English is required. Preference is given to those who have not previously had opportunities to travel and study internationally.

Advocates must secure institutional endorsement from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program.

Funding
CSHR makes every effort to provide full fellowships to cover program costs as well as travel and housing. A reasonable stipend is also provided to cover basic costs. CSHR staff will work with interested candidates who have been waitlisted for the Program to identify potential funding sources in cases where CSHR has not secured the resources to provide a full fellowship.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due by Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5pm EST (New York time). The completed application must be submitted online by the deadline. Applicants should take into consideration technical issues and begin the process in advance of the deadline. The online application system will automatically close as of this deadline.

Technical Questions and Application Help
Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to answer application questions personally. Please email questions and concerns to hradvocates@columbia.edu Beginning October 14, 2009, please look for the FAQ section of the application website. Answers will be added to it on October 28, November 18, December 2, and Decmeber 17. Questions must be received 1 day in advance of these deadlines or will answered in the following set up FAQ updates. Please note that the last day to request technical assistance will be Wednesday, December 16. CSHR strongly recommends completing your application before this date. We will not be able to accept late applications, even in the event of techincal problems..

Applcation Instructions
Applicants are asked to complete the application in its entirety. Please complete all sections in English. Please follow all instructions, including those sent to your email address.

Upon submission of a completed application, a confirmation will be sent to the applicant. Applicants may also login to the online application to view their submitted applications. As stated in the application, the submission of applications is final. A submitted application cannot be altered or appended.

Application Status Notification
Applicants will be notified in May/June 2010 of their status. Please be patient as the selection and funding processes are lengthy.


Application Form: CLICK HERE

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) - Short Courses, Master's and PhD

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are demand-oriented fellowship programmes designed to promote institutional development. The NFP target group consists of mid-career professionals who are in employment.
To be eligible for an NFP fellowship an applicant must be a national of and working in one of the selected countries.

The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private sector and non-governmental organizations. This by offering fellowships to professionals to improve their capacity to contribute to the development of their employing organizations.

The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the development cooperation budget. The ministry has contracted the Nuffic to administer the NFP.

Download the NFP brochure 2010



Target group
While fellowships are awarded to individuals, the need for training must occur within the context of the organization that employs the applicant. The training should help the organization develop its capacity. This means that applicants must be nominated by their employers. In fact, applications without employer support will not be processed.


Priorities
Half of the available funding from the NFP budget should be spent on fellowships for female candidates and for candidates from sub-Saharan Africa. Additional priority is given to candidates from priority groups and/or from marginalized regions, to be defined by the embassies.


NFP sub-programmes
The NFP offers the following options:

Individual fellowships for:

Master’s degree programmes (Open for Details)

Short courses (Open for Details)


PhD studies (Open for Details)

For more details, Click HERE


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International Training Programmes and the International Master Programmes - BELIGIUM

'study in Flanders, make a difference at home'

This website provides an overview of the VLIR-UOS funded International Training Programmes and the International Master Programmes.

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries so that they can follow a master’s or training programme in Belgium. These scholarships cover all related expenses. Every year, VLIR-UOS awards up to 180 scholarships to first-year master’s students and 70 scholarships to training participants.



All programmes are specifically designed for people in positions of responsibility in civil society (e.g. universities, schools, NGOs, local communities, governments).
The target group for master’s programmes comprises students from developing countries, although those from other countries are also welcome. Training programmes are tailored to people from developing countries with a certain degree of professional experience.

Although these programmes are primarily oriented towards students and professionals from developing countries, they are also open to other people. This website includes all the information you need to apply for a place on a given programme as a self-supporting student or a scholar. It also includes information on course content and application requirements.

VLIR-UOS sincerely hopes that the exchange during your study in Flanders results in partnerships and improved understanding across frontiers, and that the knowledge you acquire will be invested and disseminated in the framework of long-term initiatives in your country of origin.


We look forward to welcoming you to Flanders, Belgium!

Application and selection procedure


Applicants applying both for academic admission and for a VLIR-UOS scholarship need to consider both the admission requirements and the scholarship criteria.

Applicants applying for academic admission but not for a scholarship, simply need to consider the admission requirements from the host university where the programme is organised.

The host university is in charge of the academic admission of applications. Study results will be taken into consideration during the selection but relevant professional experience and prospects for applying the acquired insights after return to the country are the most important academic selection criteria. The academic admission requirements are specific for every programme. Consult the requirements from the programme you choose at the list of programmes of

The scholarship selection is carried out by a joint selection commission of VLIR-UOS and the host university. The host university – not the applicant! – forwards the applications for a scholarship to the VLIR-UOS secretariat after the academic admission. The VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria are taken into consideration. These criteria consist of, on the one hand, qualification criteria which need to be fulfilled in any case by all scholarship applicants and, on the other hand, of selection criteria that are evaluated by the selection committee. The VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria can be found in a download at the bottom of this page.

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application. Applicants, who are accepted both academically and for the scholarship, will be contacted by e-mail by VLIR-UOS and the host university at the latest on 15 May 2010. Applicants who are not selected academically will be informed by the host university.

Scholarship application deadlines:
Master’s programme: 1 February 2010
Training programme: 1 February 2010 except the training about the Great Lakes (30 November 2009)

This is how you apply

1.Choose ONE training programme or ONE master programme you wish to apply for. Notice that YOU CAN APPLY FOR ONLY ONE PROGRAMME FOR THE COMING ACADEMIC YEAR, so choose carefully! You cannot increase your chances by trying to apply for more than one programme, as the system will not allow you to apply for more than one programme. Should you try to apply for more than one programme, your data will appear more than once in our central database and all your applications will be inadmissible;

2.Fill in your data in the tool (prescreening form) provided on this website, at the bottom of the page that gives more information about the programme you choose to apply for from the list of programmes of international training or master's programmes;

3.Upon completion of the input of your data, you will automatically receive an e-mail with a link to the correct application form from the host university that is organising the programme you choose;

4.Applications should no longer be sent to the VLIR-UOS Scholarship Office. They should be sent directly to the host university where the programme is organised. Applications sent to VLIR-UOS will not be considered;

5.The application form, together with all required documents (instructions can be found on the application form from the host university), should reach the admission office from the host university where the chosen programme is organised before the application deadline;

6.Applications that are incomplete, illegible or that reach the admission office from the host university after the deadline will be automatically rejected.

Country List.

Only residents and nationals of the following countries are eligible for a VLIR-UOS scholarship:

Africa

Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Asia


Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Palestinian Administered Areas, Philippines, Vietnam


Latin America

Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam

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HSP Huygens Programme for Master's Degree 2010 - NETHERLANDS

The prestigious HSP Huygens Programme is open to excellent students from all countries of the world. It is aimed at talented students who want to come to the Netherlands in the final phase of their bachelor’s studies or during their master’s studies.

PhD applications can only be accepted from excellent students with the Croatian or Turkish nationality. Furthermore the minister has reserved part of the total budget for excellent students following programmes in Dutch language and literature, or Neerlandistiek.


Excellence
The Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science has made seven million euros available for excellent students coming to the Netherlands under the HSP Huygens Programme. There is no fixed number of available scholarships. The actual number is determined by the total cost of the variable components of the scholarships.


New application round

The HSP Huygens application round for the 2010-2011 academic year will start on 1 November 2009.

Important: the complete application, both digital and paper dossier, must be received by Nuffic no later than 31 January 2010. Applications that have not been submitted digitally and on paper or applications that are incomplete will not be accepted.



Requirements for eligibility

.You are an excellent student: you have obtained excellent results in all your previous studies and you are in the top 10% of students in your study or research programme.

. You must have already attended a programme of education (e.g. high school or above) in a country outside the Netherlands.

. The Dutch study programme should be registered in CROHO, the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes. You can find this information in the Dutch nomination letter provided by the Dutch host institution.

. You should be in the final phase of your bachelor’s studies, or studying towards a master’s degree in the Netherlands, and your study must be used primarily to earn a degree at the Dutch institution.

. At the start of the academic year (1 September) in which you study in the Netherlands, you must be no older than 35 years of age.
Scholarships are only awarded for studies lasting at least 6 months, but no longer than 24 months.

. Your studies or research in the Netherlands must constitute a deepening and broadening of your previous studies.

. If you are already a graduate, you must have graduated less than two years ago.
If you want to do research or practical training, it is possible, but it must form part of your studies (a programme on the CROHO list), i.e. you must receive study credits for it.

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Leuven International Doctoral School for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome


There are many good reasons for continuing your academic career at the K.U.Leuven: the content of the programme, the quality of instruction, the international scope of the education and research and the excellent facilities and services available for international students.

Foreign students will find not only an opportunity for quality education in Leuven, but also a second home.

The Doctoral School for the Humanities and Social Sciences offers a high-quality PhD Programme in all research areas of Humanities, including Philosophy, Psychology, Theology, Educational Sciences, Law, Arts, Economics and Business Economics, and Social Sciences. Doctoral students play an active role in the programme and are required to complete a number of courses and seminars and participate in conferences, etc. related to their chosen area of academic research.

The results of their work are presented in a doctoral dissertation.
Our goal is to train graduates as specialists and researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

If you are interested in continuing your doctoral studies at the K.U.Leuven’s Doctoral School for the Humanities and Social Sciences, please explore this website further and contact us for further information.

We look forward to hearing from you.




FOR INTERNATION PhD STUDENTS:

How to apply http://www.ghum.kuleuven.be/phd/recruitment/recruitment.html and all required deatils for International Students. Open http://www.kuleuven.be/phd/


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Monday, October 5, 2009

2010-2011 Class of Acumen Fund Fellows is now open

We are excited to announce that the application process for the 2010-2011 Class of Acumen Fund Fellows is now open!

Applications will be accepted online until 11:59pm EST on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Detailed information about the program and application process, as well as the bios of current and past fellows, can be found on our website.

We are looking for dedicated individuals with the practical skills, the creativity, the empathy and the leadership potential to affect change by leveraging market-based solutions to create social impact. Acumen Fund Fellows are drawn from a pool of talented, passionate people from all geographies, sectors, backgrounds and ethnicities.

Each year, the Acumen Fund Fellows Program provides extraordinary young professionals with a unique opportunity to use their skills to effect real social change with our portfolio organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, India and Pakistan, and to build lasting relationships with other like-minded individuals.



Who Becomes a Fellow?

Acumen Fund Fellows are drawn from a pool of talented, passionate individuals from all geographies, sectors, backgrounds, religions and ages. Ideal Fellows include those who have already decided on a career in venture philanthropy, those who are seeking a career at the highest levels in the corporate world but want to better understand and impact problems of global poverty, and budding social entrepreneurs who want to learn about managing organizations in demanding settings.

Is the program only open to US citizens or do you welcome foreign applicants?

Acumen Fund seeks Fellows who will bring diverse backgrounds, training and experience to create a dynamic team environment. We welcome applicants of any nationality, and we are prepared to do what is possible and reasonable, within the guidelines of US and international immigration authorities, to address Fellows’ visa and immigration needs in
order to ensure that we include the most promising future leaders.

Is there an age or education requirement for the program?
There is no specific age or degree required for the program. However, we typically seek individuals with 3–7 years of work experience, and we prefer candidates who hold a graduate degree.

Since graduating its first class of Fellows in 2007, the Fellows Program has continued to grow and expand, using the experiences of each class to continue building a unique training curriculum specifically focused on leadership and social enterprises. Fellows Alumni have called the program a life-changing experience, and one that allowed them to build critical business skills and a better understanding of the challenges involved in serving low-income consumers around the world.

SOURCE http://www.acumenfund.org/get-involved/fellows-program.html




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