Wednesday, December 8, 2010



Are you looking for a high quality U.S. education and scholarships to assist with the costs? Berea may be the school for you.

We have a long history of welcoming students of all nationalities, religious faiths, races, and ethnicities. If you come to Berea, you will surely be welcomed.

Admission is competitive, and you will need to meet certain requirements to be considered. Be sure to explore this web site and direct any questions you have to us—we are happy to assist you as you consider Berea College.

Applying for Admission as an International Student

Berea College is currently accepting applications for the Fall Term 2011. In order to be considered by our International Admissions Decision Committee for Fall Term 2011, completed application packets must be received in the Berea College Office of Admissions no later than February 5, 2011.

Applicants must mail the completed application forms and all other components of the application process in one packet (test scores, high school records, recommendations, etc.). Be sure to read "Information on Submitting the International Application for Admission" for more information.

Required Application Materials

A complete application packet for an international applicant with no transfer credit consists of:

An "International Application for Admission and Scholarship" form including a personal essay.

A completed "Financial Questionnaire.”

Official secondary school records and leaving exam results

Official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT I

Two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.

Applications from international applicants are considered only for the fall term of each year. International admission decisions for fall are made in March and all applicants should be notified of their status by letter and email (if available) by April 15.
Costs and Financial Aid for International Students

Berea College is the only school in the United States that provides 100% funding to 100% of enrolled international students for the first year of enrollment. This combination of financial aid and scholarships offsets the costs of tuition, room, board, and fees.

In subsequent years, international students are expected to save $1,000 (US) per year to contribute toward their expenses. The College does provide summer jobs to international students so that they may meet this obligation.

Accepted international students are expected to pay a $50 (US) entrance fee and a $2,200 (US) deposit to confirm their enrollment.This deposit can be used by international students for certain expenses during their four years of enrollment. For students who are unable to pay all or a portion of the deposit, additional financial aid is available.

All international students are provided with a paid, on-campus job through the College’s Work Program throughout the academic year. Students may use their wages (about $1,200 (US) the first year) to cover personal expenses.

NOTE:Berea College is committed to enrolling bright, deserving, international students and providing them with the financial means of obtaining a college education


Office Location:
Office of Admissions
CPO 2220
Berea, KY 40404

Toll-Free: 800-326-5948
Fax: 859-985-3512

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H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship 2010-11 Global Studies Center at the University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA

The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh requests applications for the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship Program. The program begins August 1, 2011 and ends July 31, 2012. The Heinz Fellowship was established in 1982 by an endowment from the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation to the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for International Studies. The Fellowship provides for one year of practical, professional, and non-degree educational experiences through the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. For this round, Heinz Fellowships will be granted to two individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the government, non-profit, or private sectors. The goal is to improve, early in a career, the Fellows’ capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the United States. This is accomplished through a year of auditing selected courses and participating in practical professional activities while based in Pittsburgh. Courses taken as part of the Heinz Fellowship do not earn credit towards an academic degree.


The competition for a Heinz Fellowship is open to men and women from developing countries whose record of accomplishment early in their career indicates strong potential for leadership and achievement in business, government, public services, or other relevant professions.
1. Applicants must have completed a university degree.
2. Applicants must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.
3. Preference will be given to those applicants at the early or mid-stages of their career.
4. The fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner/policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals, nor for medical research.
5. Two candidates will be chosen each year. One fellowship will be awarded to a candidate from either China, India, or Indonesia who specializes in public health and the other applicant should be working in one of the following:

a. Governance: Management and administration of public and nonprofit agencies; growth and sustainable development of urban metropolitan regions throughout the world; economic and social development of newly independent and developing states; emerging dynamics that are shaping today's international political economy; threats to and issues in international security
b. Public Health: Local and national approaches towards infectious diseases; development of health services; family planning; maternal and child health; community health; environmental health, epidemiology
c. Business: finance; marketing; organizational behavior & human resources management; strategy; environment, & organizations
d. Education: administrative and policy studies
e. Law: development of the legal system; the extension and institutionalization of fundamental rights
f. Engineering: bioengineering; sustainability; nanoscience and engineering; energy; manufacturing

How to Apply

Applicants for this non-degree program should complete a Heinz Fellowship Program Application Form. If this form was not enclosed with this announcement, you may obtain it on the Internet at or e-mailing to the Heinz Fellowship Program: Applications may be sent electronically or mailed. Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2011. Late or incomplete application packages will not be considered.

1. Application (including Personal Statement and Statement of Proposed Fellowship Activities), submitted electronically or mailed by applicant
2. English Language Report, submitted electronically or mailed by professional English language teacher or U.S. Embassy official (see application instructions)
3. Three Letters of Reference, submitted electronically or mailed by each professional reference (see application instructions)


March 1, 2011 Deadline for receipt of complete Fellowship application package

April 15, 2011 Winners notified

April 30, 2011 Winners announced on webpage

August 1, 2011 Fellow begins program at the University of Pittsburgh

July 31, 2012 End of Fellowship

Program at the University

Within the first month of arrival, the fellow will develop and submit a plan of work which identifies the ways and means of sharpening existing professional expertise during the fellowship residency. This plan will be followed up by a progress report at the end of the first semester, and a final report at the end of the fellowship. Typically, fellows audit courses within the University and participate in internships in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in the United States. The University of Pittsburgh, one of the leading research universities in the United States, encompasses 14 professional schools, 28 departments in the arts, social and natural sciences, 3,700 faculty members, 35,000 students, and library holdings of over 3.5 million volumes. The University is located in an urban center of cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity. Fellows will be able to draw on these resources and will be aided by an academic mentor.

During the residency, the fellow is expected to give at least one presentation on a subject related to his or her professional background to members of the University. In addition, the fellow is strongly encouraged to participate in community outreach activities in Pittsburgh, for example, by lecturing about his or her home country to an audience of high school students or interested adults.

Certificate of Completion
A final report is required. Fellows will receive a Program Certificate from UCIS. This is a non-degree program. Courses are audited on an informal basis and do not earn credit towards an academic degree.

Financial Information
Fellows will receive a living stipend of $18,000 (paid out in monthly installments), health insurance, round-trip transportation to and from Pittsburgh, and a $2,000 program and professional activities fund. Please note that if the fellow comes from a country which does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., the fellow must pay U.S. taxes amounting to 14% of the stipend.


No transportation, living or insurance funds are provided for dependents. The fellowship does not include allowances or special services for dependents whether or not they accompany the fellow. Applicants will be required, as a condition of the grant, to submit a statement of their ability to finance the transportation and maintenance expenses for dependents. Please note that U.S. government visa restrictions make employment opportunities for dependents rare.

Early Terminations
Acceptance of a grant by a candidate constitutes an agreement between the grantee and the University. It is expected that, barring unforeseen emergencies, grantees will remain for the full tenure of the award. A grantee who leaves the U.S. or terminates the grant at a date earlier than that specified in the grant authorization, without consent of the University, will be required to reimburse the University for any expenditures made on his or her behalf.


H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship Program,
Global Studies Center, University Center for International Studies (UCIS),
University of Pittsburgh,
4101 Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA
Fax: +412-624-4672 – Phone: +412-624-2918
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Application Fee

The Scholarship application process is very expensive. The entire process requires a lot of resources like financial resources, time, internet access, determination and so forth. You need to take high risk in order to yield positive results.

In order to apply and get full scholarship, I kindly advise you to apply to more than 25 scholarship programs. There is extensive scholarship competition, and there are thousands of people are applying for the same. For that case, be strategic when applying with regard to your financial resources. If you do not have enough money for the application fee, apply many universities in Europe where no application fee. And when you apply in the United States, make sure you apply more for those which do not require the application fee first then others which need application fee. In that way, you will manager to apply many scholarship programs and you will be in a position to get more than one opportunity and choose the best scholarship on the basis of cost-benefit analysis and cost-effective.


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Monday, November 8, 2010

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies

Joan B Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego

The Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing peace as human development. The goals of the Program are: 1) to produce graduates who are capable of relating disciplinary and cross-disciplinary theories of peace and justice to real world problem-solving involving regional and international conflict; 2) to foster scholarly agendas that examine the dynamics of justice and peacebuilding; and, 3) to facilitate faculty and student interaction and development across disciplines and academic units at USD, as well as in the community. Students in the prgoram can benefit from the School of Peace Studies’ two institutes: the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Trans-Border Institute.


Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies

Entrance Semesters:Fall (August)
Application Deadline:February 15, 2011 (2011/2012 academic year)
Minimum Grade Point Average:3.00 (4.00 scale) in all undergraduate course work
Standardized Admission Test:Graduate Record Examination* (GRE) General Test only
Required Course Work:None
Required Licenses/Credentials:None
Additional Requirements:3 Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement
TOEFL exam for international students
* may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director

Application Completion - Application Packet available from USD’s Office of Graduate Admissions

On your application indicate if you are applying for the 12-month or 17-month track:

12-month track - A minimum of three years experience relevant to the field of peace and justice

17-month track - Additional Requirements : None

Financial Aid and Tuition

All students accepted into the Peace and Justice Studies Program are eligible to be considered for the Gandhi Fellowships and the Joan B. Kroc Scholarships in Peace and Justice Studies.

Application for program admission constitutes application for these fellowships and scholarships.

Awards are determined by faculty committee.

Students selected for Gandhi Fellowships will receive a minimum of $11,500 applied to tuition.

Gandhi Fellows will be involved in various activities in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Trans-Border Institute in collaboration with USD faculty and Institute officials.

The Gandhi Fellowships and other financial aid are offered to permit full-time study

Contact Information

For more information

On the Master's Program - Contact:On how to apply - Visit Graduate Admissions:

Lee Ann Otto, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7921
Fax: (619) 849-8109


Admissions office located in Serra Hall, Room 202.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Contact and mailing information:

University of San Diego
Office of Graduate Admissions
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego , CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4524
Fax: (619) 260-4158

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MA & PhD in Peace Studies (University of Notre Dame)


Notre Dame's Kroc Institute is one of the world’s principal centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace. Faculty conduct research on war, genocide, terrorism, ethnic and religious conflict, and violation of human rights; teach students earning degrees in peace studies; and contribute to on-the-ground peacebuilding worldwide.

You can also find information about the doctoral, master's, or undergraduate programs in peace studies by visiting the degree programs section of the website.

When you're ready, you can apply to the master’s program in peace studies or apply to the Ph.D. program in peace studies.

Visit to get more details and apply soon

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Sunday, November 7, 2010


Recommendation Letters

You are required to submit at least three recommendation letters. It is advisable that your recommenders (references or referees) should be either your professors and/or employers/supervisors in your work.

These letters describe applicant’s qualities in academic field and working environment. The letters should emphasize more on positive qualities. If the letters describe that applicant is not capable of pursuing studies in that particular field, even if applicant has higher GPA will not be considered for scholarships. In that case, make sure your recommender is the person who really knows you, you trust him/her and is having a good intention towards your success.

The Recommendation Letters should be professional recommendation. In that sense, the letters should not be written with a family, friend, colleagues at work or relative on personal basis.

Professional Advise: When Admissions Office requests at least three recommendation letters, please submit three to four letters. Two letters should come from your professors, and the rest from where you are working. The reason behind is, admissions officer will be in a position to look your strengths both in academic arena and in working field.

For more details on Recommendation Letters, Tips and Advice, please visit online at



There are two main ways of submitting Recommendation Letters. These ways are Online Recommendation, and Paper Recommendation. In online, the admission office or scholarship sponsor sends a specific link and instructions to your recommenders. Make sure you write a correct e-mail address and inform your recommender that you have added his/her e-mail address as your recommender and will receive special instructions soon. The paper recommendation on the other requires recommenders to write the letter using official letterhead of the particular office where recommender is, and also have official stamp and send using the official envelope of the organization/office.

Read the application procedures for that particular scholarship to know which way is needed for that application. More importantly, make follow up to your recommender to know whether or not has sent your recommendation. Remember, your recommendation letter is the most important document required for winning scholarship.

“Since recommendations carry considerable weight in the admissions process, take the time to brief your recommenders about your plans, where you would like to study, and why.”[IF YOU WANT TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES, Book 2 ]

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The Statement of Purpose is also known as Motivational Letter or Statement of Intent. It is a vital tool in your application as it helps a lot when determining whether or not you strong candidate and be given scholarship.

Each scholarship program has its own goals and objectives. Organizations, institutes and governments when sponsoring a certain scholarship program have their own goals and objectives. In other words, there is no “free money” as funders know for sure their mission, goals and objectives set are met by looking suitable candidates

So when writing the Statement of Purpose, first and foremost is to understand in detail philosophy, goals and objectives of that particular scholarship. Those will help you to go along with funders’ objectives hence suitable for them as they want to use their money appropriately.

Special Note

Bear in mind that many scholarships are intended for people from Developing Countries with hope that after studies those beneficiaries of scholarships will go back to their home countries and work hard to develop their countries using knowledge and skills acquired in those Developed Countries. The worse mistake you will make in your Statement of Purpose is to say that you will continue to stay there in that Developed Country and live your life. You will be completely wrong since you are not compatible with goals and objectives of that particular scholarship, so
you will not be a choice for them.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Master in Systems Biology

Deadline: 15/11/2010 for non-EU, and 31/03/2011 for EU member states
Open to: applicants with bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Fund: full

The Erasmus Mundus master’s programme in Systems Biology (euSYSBIO) is a cooperation between KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH), Instituto Superior Tecnologico in Portugal (IST) and Aalto University school of Science and Technology in Finland. It is a two-year Master’s programme including compulsory mobilty for the students. Students enter at KTH or Aalto University and continue in the second year at one of the other two institutions.

The euSYSBIO programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from two different European countries and a double degree from two universities.

More detailed information about the Erasmus Mundus master’s programme in Systems Biology

Candidates who apply for an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme are at the same time considered for a scholarship nomination for this specific programme. The scholarships are awarded to the highest ranked candidates that fulfill the following scholarship conditions.


Category A scholarship
(non-EU member states but not to applicants from Norway, Liechtenstein or Iceland) includes:
- Travel and installation costs: € 8000 for a 2 year programme
- Participation costs (including insurance coverage): € 4000/semester
- Monthly allowance: € 1000/month

Category B scholarships (from EU-member states and to applicants from Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) includes:
- Travel and installation costs – only if the EM master’s programme includes a mobility period to a Third-Country partner: € 3000
- Participation costs (including insurance coverage): € 2000/semester
- Monthly allowance: € 500/month

Application procedure
All interessted applicants should submit following documents
1. A signed cover sheet (generated from the web-based application at – application code SYSBI)
2. A correctly certified copy of your bachelor’s degree in original language and translated into English.
3. A correctly certified copy of your transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included. If possible, please provide the university course descriptions from your university study guide or university website. Descriptions of the following courses should be included: multivariate calculus, linear algebra, computer science and programming.
4. Proof of your English proficiency.
5. GRE test-scores, if available.
6. A Curriculum vitae including details on your academic career.
7. A letter of motivation.
8. A copy of your passport or some other kind of identification in English.
9. Two letters of recommendation from professors of the most recently attended higher institution.
10. If you have work experience or other (publications, patents, posters, etc.) to support your application, please include certificates of these in your application.

The application need to be submitted online. For more specific information click here

The application deadline is 15 November, 2010 for Category A applicants and 31 March, 2011 for Category B applicants.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

International Master in Rural Development

Deadline: 31/12/2010 – non-EU
Open to: Bachelor/Master interested in Rural Development and Agricultural Economics, EU and non-EU
Scholarship: Erasmus Mundus

Are you a Bachelor/Master interested in Rural Development and Agricultural Economics ?

Interested in a multi-disciplinary and mobile training in Europe, on a EU scholarship ?

Are you seeking a further specialisation through an International Masters Degree ?


The joint International Master in Rural Development (IMRD), part of the European Erasmus Mundus program, offers the opportunity to study the European vision on rural development in its diversity of approaches and applications, on a scholarship provided by the European Union (as of 2010-2011 also for European students).

The objective is to train specialists in integrated rural development, focussed on socio-economic and institutional aspects, not only from the European Union but also from developed, developing and transition countries outside the European Union through a 2 year master program (120 ECTS) jointly organised by seven European leading institutes in agricultural economics and rural development.

The Master program is offered by Ghent University (Belgium), Agrocampus Ouest (France), Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), the University of Cordoba (Spain), in collaboration with Wageningen University (The Netherlands), the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia) and the University of Pisa (Italy). As of 2010-2011 these will be joined by universities in China, Ecuador, India and South Africa.

The methodology consists of a combination of basic and specialised training in technical, economic and social sciences, a case study of one month, an individual master thesis and a high extent of student and scholar mobility.


The deadline for applying for Academic year 2011-2013 (IMRD Program 2011-2013) is December 31, 2010.
The Erasmus Mundus (EM) program of the European Commission offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships for non-European students each year. The application for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship does not need to be done separately. When you apply in the first application round (generally between September and December of the year preceding the start of the academic year), you can indicate that you also apply for the EM scholarship. The IMRD coordination selects the top students from the applicants and passes these names to the European Commission. For more information on the application for 2009-2010 and the scholarships, see the application form. Consult the application section for more information on admission, exact dates and procedures.


Academic year 2010-2011 (program 2010-2012): Deadline extended until the 3rd of May 2010 (online application)! Hard copy application files and documents will be accepted until the 7th of May (reception at the IMRD secretariat). SELFSPONSORING European students can apply until the 1st of September 2010

IMRD secretariat
Ghent University
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Department of Agricultural Economics
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Global Studies – A European perspective

Global Studies – A European perspective

Open to: applicants with bachelor degree in Social Sciences or Humanities
Fund: full

The Master Course ‘Global Studies – A European perspective’ is an interdisciplinary, research-based Master offered by a consortium of five European universities:
* Roskilde Universitet
* London School of Economics and Political Science
* Universität Leipzig
* Universität Wien
* Uniwersytet Wroclawski

The European Master in Global Studies is a two year’s Master and divided into four phases (two winter and two summer terms). The Course is modularised and integrated: All students are supposed to study at year one at one of the European partner universities (London School of Economics, Roskilde University, University of Leipzig, University of Vienna, University of Wroclaw) and for the second year at a different European partner university. Furthermore European students have the possibility to spend one semester at the non-European partner universities.

For specific info about the studying programme click here.


* A bachelors degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution in Social Sciences or Humanities
* A sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in chosen field
* Very good academic performance
* Excellent English skills
* Furthermore we do appreciate if applicants have at least a basic knowledge of German


Erasmus Mundus, the EU Commission offers scholarships to selected highly qualified students:
* This scholarship covers for the complete tuition fees;
* Category A scholarships (applicants for non- EU member states) include a single travel allowance of € 8,000 and living allowance of € 1,000 per month;
* Category B scholarships (applicants from EU member states) include a single travel allowance of € 3,000 and living allowance of € 500 per month.

Application procedure

All interested applicants should submit following documents:


1. Application form

2. A Curriculum Vitae

3. Motivation letter which explains why you are interested in this particular Master course (1-2 pages)

4. Proof of nationality (copy of passport)

5. Certified copy or original hard copy (and certified translation if the document is not issued in English/German or French) of high school leaving certificate (secondary school diploma)

6. Certified copy or original hard copy (and certified translation if the document is not issued in English/German or French) of university diplomas (if you you graduate after the application deadline please send us the degree as soon as you receive it, the decision on the admission will in this case be made on the grades indicated on the transcript of records )

7. Certified copy or original hard copy (and certified translation if the document is not issued in English/German or French) of official transcript of study results from your university

8.Certified copy or original hard copy of English (and if applicable Danish, German or/and Polish) language test results. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide test scores for one of the following standardized English proficiency tests:
* TOEFL (international): minimum score of 550 paper-based (or 213 computer-based or 80 internet-based).
* IELTS: minimum score of 6,5
* CPE: Grades A, B, C (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
* CAE: Grades A, B (Certificate in Advanced English)
* Applicants who have studied for more than one year in, or received a degree from, a college or university where English is both the language of instruction and the native language are not requested to take one of the above-mentionend proficiency test. An official certificate from the applicants’ school/university is required to confirm that English is medium of instruction.

9. Two recommendation letters by academic teachers or employers (in a separate envelope, sealed by the persons recommending the candidate) including the reference names and e-mail addresses

10. A passport size photo

The application for the Master Course ‘Global Studies’ is only through the Global and European Studies Institute of the University of Leipzig. Please send your application to the following address:

Erasmus Mundus European Master in Global Studies
Global and European Studies Institute
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1
04105 Leipzig

The application deadline is 1st December 2010.

All applications will be automatically taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus grant. Therefore please send only one application to apply for the Master’s course in Global Studies and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Important: As indicated above some documents must be included as certified copies and certified translations in German or English or French and in the original language. All documents issued in English, German or French must be included as certfied copies only.

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Swiss Government scholarships for University

Swiss Government scholarships for university, fine arts and music schools for foreign students for the academic year 2011-2012

Deadline: each country has its own application deadline
Open to: graduate students (pre and post doctoral Research Fellowships, or Master degrees)
Scholarships: the value depends on the student origin

The Swiss Government awards a range of scholarships to foreign students through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS): university scholarships (Swiss universities and Federal Institutes of Technology), arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts) and scholarships for universities of applied sciences (UAS).

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies or research in Switzerland at a public funded university or recognised institution.

Please note that there are different rules to each country, so please check the official webpage in order to find the necessary information regarding eligibility criteria and the application procedure.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

The International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)

Erasmus Mundus - IMESS Scholarships

The International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) is an established two-year double degree Masters programme, taught in English and offered by a consortium of leading European universities headed by UCL - London’s research and teaching powerhouse and one of the top five universities worldwide (THES–QS 2009). IMESS draws on an unparalleled pool of resources to offer the definitive Masters course focusing on the economies, states and societies of Central and Eastern Europe.

The programme, recognised for its excellence by the European Union's Erasmus Mundus Programme, offers three distinct study tracks, reflecting the unique multidisciplinary expertise of the consortium institutions. The study tracks are:

* Politics and Security
* Economics and Business
* Nation, History and Society

Minimum Admission Requirements

All applicants should hold (or expect to obtain) an upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area. Where the Bachelors degree is in an unrelated subject, candidates must demonstrate their interest in IMESS through the supplementary questionnaire.

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme. For IMESS admissions students must provide evidence of English proficiency - 'good' level in accordance with UCL English Language Policy.

UCL graduate studies application form


For entry in 2011 the Erasmus Mundus (EM) Scholarship deadlines are 17 December 2010 for Category A applications and 29 April 2011 for Category B applications. The final closing date for self-funded student applications is 29 April 2011. Applicants in the final stages of their undergraduate degree may apply but they must be able to present their transcript of marks by no later than 31 August of the relevant year of entry.

UCL is implementing a new online application system. Unfortunately, this means we will be unable to accept online IMESS applications until mid-October 2010. Please note that there is no disadvantage in waiting until after mid-October to submit your application. Decisions on the award of scholarships are not made until after the respective deadlines. If you wish to apply before mid-October you can send in a postal application to the UCL Registry.

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Master in Economic Development and Growth (Spain, UK and Sweden)

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Economic Development and Growth-MEDEG is a full-time masters programme organized by a consortium including three top-class European Universities:

Universidad Carlos III Madrid - Spain (coordinating institution) University of Warwick – United Kingdom University of Lund - Sweden

MEDEG lasts two academic years, includes 120 ECTS (60 ECTS/year), and consists of 14 or 16 course modules (depending on the two different mobility schemes available) delivered through a combination of lectures, classes, tutorials and essay writing with individual supervisors

10 (ten) Category A scholarships for students citizens of a Third country (with the exception of Turkey and Western Balkans)

2 (two) Category A scholarships for students citizens of countries belonging to the so-called “Western Balkans and Turkey Window”

8 (eight) Category B scholarships for students citizens of member states of the European Union

Admission requirements are common for all students. The basic requirement for admission is to have obtained (or to be in the situation of obtaining before the start of the Master Programme) a recognized Bachelor's Degree (BS, BSc, SB, etc.) or a degree at the level of a Bachelor's Degree, e.g. its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of high standing, or 180 ECTS credits in the European system, in Economics and related disciplines (Business Administration, Finance, Economic History, etc.).

The application procedure is managed by the MEDEG Central Administration Office at Universidad Carlos III Madrid. Application forms and related documents must be sent in electronic format (preferably in pdf) to the following email address:

For Application forms, Reference form and CV Form CLICK HERE , read and download them

Contact detail:

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There are two deadlines for submission by students applying both for admission to the Master AND for Erasmus Mundus scholarships:

  • 30th of November 2010 for students from Third Countries
  • 15 of January 2011 for students from European countries



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VLIR-UOS Scholarships

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

Applicants applying for both academic admission and 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 fulfill only the admission requirements of the host university running the programme.

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

A joint selection committee of VLIR-UOS and the host university is responsible for selecting scholarships. The host university – not the applicant – forwards the scholarship applications to the VLIR-UOS secretariat if the academic admission requirements are met. The VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria relate to the qualifications required of all scholarship applicants and selection criteria evaluated by the selection committee. Download the VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria at the bottom of this page.

Selection criteria ITP and ICP scholarships (Open to see Criteria and Selection Process)

Leaflet Scholarships VLIR-UOS (Open to see the Programs sponsered)

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarships,London

Deadline: 20/08/2010,5 pm
Open to: those accepted or applying to study sculpture at University of the Arts London
Scholarship: £18,000 pounds for one international student

The Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarships aims towards promoting postgraduate studies at University of the Arts London for students with the ability and potential to make an exceptional contribution to the fine arts. The Scholarships will cover all tuition fees and provide a contribution towards maintenance expenses for two students accepted on a Masters Degree course to study sculpture at University of the Arts London.

Applications are encouraged from Home/EU and International students who will benefit from postgraduate studies to realise their full potential and who are unable to finance themselves through their studies. The scholarships will be awarded according to financial need and academic merit.

Application process:

*Fill in the application form
*Cd containing 10 PDF images of recent work
The fully completed application form including all additional information should be send by post to:

Scholarships & Bursaries
Student Funding
University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn

The application deadline is 20th of August, 2010.

For the guidelines and application form click here.

For more information visit the official web page.

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Water Resources Management - Scholarship in Australia

Deadline: 27/08/2010 and 25/02/2011
Open to: International students
Fund: full (AUD$30,000) and partial (AUD$15,000) scholarships

ICE WaRM offers a scholarship program to attract high quality international students to education and training in water resources management, delivered by ICE WaRM partner institutions.

The ICE WaRM scholarship program aims to:

* provide high calibre students with the opportunity to study with ICE WaRM partners to further their knowledge;
* provide students with the opportunity to participate in research and advance their scientific knowledge in water resources management;
* encourage the exchange of ideas on best practice within water-related fields;
* provide students with the opportunity to participate in presentations, conferences, seminars and forums on contemporary issues in water resources management;
* provide the opportunity for students from organizations and countries currently facing major water issues to participate in programs which they may not be able to fund; and
* demonstrate a commitment to cultural change and diversity and the international sharing of knowledge and skills related to water resources management.


*Visit the Post-Graduate Programs page to find the eligibility terms.

Application Process

*You need to visit the official website where you will need to complete an online registration form in order to gain access to the relevant application forms.Once you press “submit” you will see a web page with links to 3 documents:

1.Scholarship Guidelines
2.Scholarship Application Form
3.Scholarships Confidential Referee Report

*Then you need to print and/or save this files.

*Complete the Scholarship Application Form and send to ICE WaRM with relevant documentation by the deadline.

Application deadlines

ICE WaRM offers two rounds of scholarships annually, in February and July. Applicants are able to begin applying for current or future rounds at any time. The current round (to commence in Semester 1 – February 2011 has a deadline of 27th August, 2010.

For more info click here or contact

ICE WaRM Education Services Coordinator
GPO Box 860
Adelaide SA 5000

Submision deadline for the current round is August 27th, 2010.



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Thursday, July 15, 2010


Libeneke La Nondozzz Latimiza Miaka Mitatu

Picha kushoto: Issa Michuzi (MICHUZI BLOG), Mrs. Marie A. Makulilo, Mr. Ernest B. Makulilo (MAKULILO BLOG)

BLOG ilianza kufanya kazi rasmi kuanzia JULY 2007. Mwezi huu JULY 2010 ni mwezi wa maadhimisho. Nipo katika hatua za mwisho za maboresho ya BLOG hii ambapo nitaongeza kipengele cha SCHOLARSHIP AUDIOS/VIDEOS ambapo nitakua najibu maswali ya wadau na kuweka dondoo za maandalizi ya mtu kuweza kupata scholarships North America na Western Europe.

Napenda kuchukua nafasi hii kuwashukuru wadau wote ambao wamekuwa katika mstari wa mbele kunisaidia katika mambo ya BLOG hususani MICHUZI (WWW.ISSAMICHUZI.BLOGSPOT.COM) na DA SUBI (WWW.WAVUTI.COM) . Pia nawashukuru wale wote walionisaidia kuweza kuongea ktk ITV, TBC1 na TBC TAIFA kuhakikisha watu wengi wanajua taratibu za uombaji scholarships ughaibuni.

Naomba maoni yenu katika kuwezesha maboresho ya BLOG hii. Pia natoa wito kwa wengi kujiunga na SCHOLARSHIP FORUM WWW.SCHOLARSHIPNETWORK.NING.COM

ambapo unatakiwa ku-SIGN UP na kuwa member. Mara uwapo member utakuwa unapata scholarship updates kwenye E-MAIL INBOX yako kila ninapoweka taarifa kwenye FORUM na utakuwa na nafasi ya kuweka comment au kuuliza swali na kujibiwa papo hapo.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

HRAP 2011 Application (USA)

2011 HRAP Overview

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a capacity building program designed to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and networks of proven human rights defenders at the grassroots level. Applicants from high-income countries will not be considered except for those representing marginalized communities.

Founded more than 20 years ago, HRAP leverages the resources of Columbia University and those offered by New York City as a center of NGOs and international organizations to provide proven grassroots leaders with critical skills-building and networking opportunities. Through workshops, seminars, participation in University classes and other activities as well as meetings with policy makers and potential funders, Advocates share their experiences, reflect critically on their strategies, and plan future campaigns. 229 advocates from more than 80 countries have participated in this program over the past 21 years. The cumulative reach of HRAP participants is extraordinary: alumni have worked with organizations whose memberships range from the thousands to the millions.

HRAP is fortunate to partner with numerous advocacy organizations to offer a full curriculum of training opportunities. That organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International-USA and WITNESS commit resources to working with HRAP is indicative of both their respect for the Advocates and the Program and of the benefits they feel they themselves derive from such participation.

Program Focus
HRAP focuses both on strengthening the skills of the individual Advocates and providing the tools for them to build sustainable organizations that advocate for disadvantaged peoples.

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

■Skills workshops on advocacy planning and strategies, fundraising, press and media, and building sustainable organizations;
■Columbia University courses on human rights, public health, the environment, development, and labor rights;
■Meetings and networking opportunities with NGO staff, activists, policymakers, representatives of international institutions, and academics.
Timing and Commitment
The 2011 HRAP will begin in the latter half of August and run until mid-December 2011. To be considered, participants must commit to full preparation for and complete engagement in the Program.

About the Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Since its establishment at Columbia University in 1978, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) 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.

ISHR 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, ISHR 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 sexual and gender-based violence, domestic violence, minority rights, LGBT rights, 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 work at the grassroots level. Applicants from high-income countries will not be considered except for those representing marginalized communities. See the FAQ for more information about this requirement. Fluency in English is required. Preference is given to those who have not previously had opportunities to travel and study internationally.

Advocates must provide proof of institutional endorsement from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program. Only one application per organization should be submitted. More than one application means all applications from that organization will be disqualified.

ISHR 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. ISHR staff will work with interested candidates who have been wait listed for the Program to identify potential funding sources in cases where ISHR has not secured the resources to provide a full fellowship.

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due by 11:59pm GMT on Friday, November 19, 2010. 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. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is available with answers to commonly asked questions. Please email further questions to Answers to these questions will be added as updates to the FAQ page on August 16, September 17, October 15, and November 17. To receive an answer by one of these deadlines, please be certain to send questions at least one full day in advance. Please note that the last day to request technical assistance will be Tuesday, November 16. ISHR strongly recommends completing your application well in advance of this date. We will not be able to accept late applications, even in the event of technical problems.

Application 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 June 2011 of their status. Please be patient as the selection and funding processes are lengthy.


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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability”, Italy

Call for application A.Y. 2010-2011 - non EU citizens

The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary
approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems
defining the protection and promotion of human rights.); it consists in
the following curricula (Research Areas):
- Identity, rights and conflicts in the political theory;
- Conflict and political systems in international relations;
- International and European political economy;
- Institutions and mechanisms for protecting Human rights: outlines of
International Law;
- Rights and social capital in the regional development policies;
- Agrarian Law, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development of the

Admission Requirements:
- Applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree or equivalent title;
- they should not be older than 35 years on September 30, 2010; older
than 35 may be exceptionally admitted by the Examination Committee;
- they must hold of an internationally acknowledged certificate
specifying their intermediate level English knowledge (as per art. 2,
par. 3).

Positions and grants:
- 3 positions with 3 fellowships (amounting to €
14.500 per year + free meals at school's canteen + Campus facilities).
- The School may also admit eligible candidates without grants up to a
maximum number of 3 posts

- Candidates are requested to apply online at: by September 30, 2010 by 12.00 pm GMT. In case of
problems with the online application, please contact
the PhD Administration Office (tel. +39.050. 883.220/383, e-mail: infophd(at)
- An hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate), together
with the enclosures requested, must reach by October 11, 2010:

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 PISA, Italy
“Application PhD in Politics, human rights and sustainability” must be written on the envelop

Application and attachments
Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:
a) a copy of the candidate's passport;
b) two copies of their Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum. Please, use the EU
c) photocopy of Candidate’s University Master Degree (to be translated
in Italian or in English except those written in French, German,
d) two copies of the abstract of thir Master Degree thesis and a copy of
any other publication that they deem suitable
e) detailed list of academic courses taken (written either in English or
in Italian, French, German, Spanish). This list should contain
information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the
grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final (or
semester) examination was taken;
f) the certificates of knowledge of English language (as per art. 2,
par. 3) and any certificate related to this Call that they deem
g) two copies of a detailed Research Project, of no more than 3,000
words, which will describe the research activities that applicants would
like to perform during the PhD course.

The Research Project will include:
- a title;
- the scientific premises and the relevant bibliography;
- the aim and expectations of the research;
- the experimental methods and data analysis methods which will be used,
where required;
h) at least two Reference Letters written by Faculty Members who have
supervised the applicant's work during his/her university studies;
i) a numbered list of documents attached

Selection of applicants
- Assessment of the Titles: assessment of all the submitted documents and publications e submitted documents and publications, including the
CV, and the Research Project.

Beginning of the PhD Programme
The PhD Programme will start on January 20, 2011

email: infophd(at)
tel.: +39.050.883.250/383


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Thursday, May 20, 2010



OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master's degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2010/2011. The OFID scholarship will be awarded to support one student or candidate for Master’s degree studies. The applicant may be from any developing country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master's degree studies in a relevant field of development, in any recognized university/college in the world. Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly-driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies. The winner of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a scholarship of up to US$100,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of two years, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2010/2011.

Application Guidelines

STEP 1: Ensure that you fulfill the OFID Scholarship Award Eligibility Criteria.

STEP 2: Register within the OFID Scholarship Portal by using your email address. Please note you can log into the portal as many times as required.

STEP 3: Fill out the application form. Make sure to save data each time you update your application. Once you are logged in, if the page remains inactive for more than two hours, your session will time-out and you may lose unsaved data. Do not submit your application until you have completed the entire application process!

STEP 4: Upload necessary documents; CV, two recommendation letters, Bachelor's certificate/transcript, acceptance letter into postgraduate program and essay.

STEP 5: When your application is complete, and all additional documents are uploaded, your application is ready to be submitted. As mentioned previously, once your application is submitted, you can no longer make any changes or upload any more documents.

The application deadline is June 4, 2010. Please do not call or email OFID to see if your application has been received (you will, in any case, receive an automated confirmation) or to inquire about your status. Only the winner will be notified by June 14 via our website at

I. Eligibility

Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.

Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.

Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.

Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2010, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master's Degree.

Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries below)

Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

PLEASE NOTE: Kindly read ALL of the directions below before proceeding with the application process:

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided. Therefore, all questions should be answered as thoroughly as possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed on it.

OFID will not consider applications received through a third party.

Please do not call or email OFID to ask if your application has been received, or to inquire about your status.

Please note that only the winner will be notified.

All materials submitted become the property of OFID and will not be returned to the applicant.

Applicants must complete the on-line application.

Within the on-line application, applicants must upload the required documents as listed below in Section III. All materials including the on-line application, recommendations, and other required information must be received no later than June 4, 2010.

II. Disbursement of the Scholarship Fund

The terms and conditions of payment will be determined in coordination with the student upon his/her selection in accordance with the following guidelines:

The tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as may be required by the academic institution, will be paid by OFID directly to the academic institution. Health insurance will be paid in accordance with the institution’s own standard medical scheme.

A monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books and accommodation, will be transferred to the student’s own personal bank account on a quarterly basis.

Prior to the start of his/her first year studies, the student will be paid a relocation grant, equal to two-month allowance. OFID will also pay for travel costs from the nearest airport to the student’s place of residence, to the nearest airport to the chosen place of study. Upon completion of the studies, the student will be paid the cost of one-way air ticket to his/her home country.

III. Required documents

A completed on-line application form.

A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.

A scanned letter of acceptance from your chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program (must not exceed a maximum of two years).

A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.

A short essay – of about 500 words in English – giving reasons for applying for the OFID scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Master's degree studies to help in the development of your home country.

Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant's present university.

Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Eligible Countries

* In addition to nationals of OFID Member States (Algeria, Gabon, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, GSP Libyan AJ, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela), nationals of the following countries are also eligible:

Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo DR , Republic of Congo, Cote d'lvoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia and the Middle East: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea D P R, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua Barbuda, Belize, Barbados, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, St. Christopher, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo


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