Thursday, October 20, 2011


Applicants for the Quota Scheme

The Quota Scheme is a funding scheme offered by the Norwegian Government to students from certain developing countries, countries in Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

At the moment the University of Bergen has 154 study places financed by this scheme. The number of applicants exceeds, by far, the number of new students that are granted admission each year.

Only students at Master and doctoral levels will be financed by the Quota Scheme.

Applicants from certain developing countries, countries in Central and Eastern Europe are eligible for funding.

Only applicants who are affiliated with institutions with a formal, active collaboration agreement with the University of Bergen will be considered for admission.
Currently, the University of Bergen has formal collaboration agreements with the following institutions: Collaborating Institutions

Special conditions
As a general rule applicants must have resided in their home country for at least one year prior to the intended study period in Norway.

Applicants residing in Norway can apply if they have been financed by a Norwegian state scholarship or research grant, and if they have not been in Norway for more than two years when the programme starts.

Academic requirements
Applicants must normally have obtained an undergraduate degree or Bachelor's degree of 4 years' duration, or have an equivalent educational background. For information regarding equivalency, see country list.

The degree must include courses equalling at least 1.5 years of full-time studies in a subject relevant to that of the programme applied for.

Admission is extremely competative, applicants should have excellent academic records. Minimum 2 nd Class, Upper Division/B or the equivalent is normally required in order to be considered for admission.

Requirements to documentation
All copies must be certified (stamped, signed and dated) by the issuing institution or by a Notary Public. If the original language of your documents is not English or a Scandinavian language, officially certified copies of the translation must accompany certified copies of your documents in original language.

Please note that some Master's degree programmes may have additional admission requirements specific to their programme. Please refer to the website of each programme for more information.
English language proficiency
Documented proficiency in English is required for admission.

Master's degree programmes
The University of Bergen has established a number of 2-year Master's degree programmes taught in English and only candidates admitted to these programmes are eligible for financial support by the Quota Scheme.

Please note that some programmmes are not offered every year.
New students are admitted every second year to the programmes in Health Promotion and Anthropology of Development (2012, 2014, etc) and Gender and Development (2011, 2013, etc).
Please note that subjects NOT offered at the University of Bergen include:

Business Administration and Accounting
Veterinary Science
Law studies: The Faculty of Law deals predominantly with the Norwegian legal system, and the professional degree is intended to train lawyers to work in Norway. Law studies require a very good command of the Norwegian language.

Doctoral programmes
Students admitted to a Master's degree programme may qualify for admission to doctoral studies during or upon completion of their master programme. Only rarely are candidates admitted directly to a doctoral degree on the basis of a non-Norwegian degree unless they have an established agreement with the relevant department and have submitted an approved thesis proposal as the major part of the application.

Submit the online application form

The online application form is available on our website from
3 October to 1 December.

Once you submit the online application form, you will receive an application receipt by e-mail which must be printed, signed, and returned within the deadline with the required documents. Please read ALL the information in the application receipt before you return it to our office.

Submit the required documents
Applicants complete their application by posting the required documents as soon as possible and not later than 15 December (postmarked by 15 December):

1. Application receipt (signed by applicant)
2. Secondary School certificate
3. Transcript of records (an official statement listing courses/subjects you have completed at your university)
4. University degree certificate(s)/diploma(s)
5. Documentation of English language proficiency
6. Relevant work experience (if applicable)
7. Personal statement (your motivation for applying)
8. Recommendation letter(s)/references (personal statement from academic adviser/employer or equivalent)
9. Copy of your passport showing full name, date of birth, and photograph

Specific requirements for the programme(s) applied for (some Master's programmes may have additional admission requirements specific to their programme)

Insufficient information/documentation

Please note that you will not be considered for admission if:
You have not given sufficient information as to your academic background
Your application is not postmarked by the given deadline
We do not accept scanned documents. All documents, including the application receipt, should be sent by regular post. All copies must be certified (stamped, signed and dated) by the issuing institution or by a Notary Public.

Please note: If you are also applying for a Master's Degree Programme as a self-financed student, you should send both application receipts together with only one copy of the required/supporting documents.

Application Period
3 October to 1 December
Applicants submit the online application form by 1 December.
Applicants submit the required application documents to Student Services by post by 15 December.

Application registration and processing
1 December to 1 February
Student Services registers the applications.
Student Services processes applications for formal requirements
Please note that we do not have the capacity to confirm receipt of your application until they have been registered. We will not reply to e-mails regarding the receipt of the applications in this period.

By the middle of February
All applicants will receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of their application.
1 February to 1 April
Processing of formally qualified applications by the admission committee at Faculty level.

Offer of Admission
By the middle of April
Student Services e-mails and sends Letters of Acceptance to accepted applicants.
All applicants who are not offered admission will be informed by e-mail at the end of April.

Acceptance of the Offer of Admission
By 1 May
Accepted applicants return the form “Declaration - Confirmation of Acceptance” by fax (+47 55 58 90 25) or e-mail ( to accept the offer of admission.

Preparation for Your Stay
As soon as possible and by 1 June
Apply for a Residence Permit



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PhD degree with Quota funding - UNIVERSITY OF OSLO (NORWAY)

Applicants to doctoral programmes may also be considered for Quota Scheme funding. Admission is extremely competitive, and only excellent applicants who have already established close links to a potential supervisor and relevant department at the University of Oslo will be considered.

The application procedure for PhD studies with Quota funding is twofold:

1. Applicants must send their research proposal and application for admission to doctoral studies to the relevant faculty at the University of Oslo.

2. Applicants must submit their application for Quota funding to the International Education Office.

How to apply for Quota funding:

Submit the online Quota application form

Attestation form and required supporting documents
Quota Scheme funding for doctoral programmes covers living expenses only and NOT research costs. Successful candidates for Quota funding will therefore usually have secured research funding from elsewhere, possibly in collaboration with their proposed supervisor(s)/department.

Preference is given to applicants who are involved in joint research programmes between the University of Oslo and the home university.

For the University of Oslo's Prospectus, CLICK HERE



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International PhD Program in Biological Sciences, Germany

Deadline: 15 November 2011
Open to: Applicants must hold or expect to hold a Diplom or M.Sc. degree or a comparable degree from a minimum 4-year undergraduate program with a specialization in the biological sciences
Scholarship: PhD students are generally funded by scholarships from the Max-Planck-Society.Year 1: 1303 €,Year 2: 1403 €,Year 3: 1468 €.

The aim of the International PhD Program of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology and the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory is to develop the minds and skills of promising young scientists by providing outstanding interdisciplinary training in cutting-edge biological research. The PhD program is open to highly qualified students from Germany and any other country. Complementing their scientific research, PhD students are required to attend courses offered on the Max Planck Campus and at the University of Tübingen, participate in research seminars and present their research findings at internal symposia.

The program offers cutting edge training in:

Structural Biology,
Plant & Animal Development,
Molecular & Cellular Biology/ Biochemistry,
Developmental & Quantitative Genetics,
Evolutionary Biology & Ecological Genetics.

Financial Considerations:
Most PhD students receive a stipend to cover living expenses from the Max-Planck-Society. The University of Tübingen charges only minimal fees, while no tuition or fees are charged by the Max-Plank-Institutes or the Friedrich-Miescher-Laboratory.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for a three-day period of interviews and information exchange. Travel expenses are reimbursed and free accommodation is provided.
They consider the following countries as “European countries”: countries belonging to the European Union, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Applicants must hold or expect to hold a Diplom or M.Sc. degree or a comparable degree from a minimum 4-year undergraduate program with a specialization in the biological sciences.
Outstanding B.Sc students in the biological sciences graduating within the top 10% of their class can also be admitted to the program, provided they are able to show independent research experience.

All degrees must be received before starting research as our institutes and within 6 months of the interview.

The program language is English. You will need to provide evidence that you are comfortable communicating in written and oral English. Graduate Record Examinations – Their GRE Institution Code is 4791. In general, successful applicants have scored above 500 on the verbal test and above 700 on the quantitative test.

Within one week og arriving in Tübingen, you are required to register at the city office. You will receive a registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung). Next, you will visit the Foreigners’ Office (Ausländerbehörde) located in the same building, to apply for a Residency Permit (Aufenthaltsgenehmigung). During your first visit, you will be handed forms and be given another appointment to present several documents:

the copy of the registration certificate;
documentation of your health insurance (see also ’5. Health Insurance’);
copy of your PhD contract with MPI or FML;
a passport photo.
For the first days or weeks you can stay in one of the Max Planck Guest House rooms. You are required to have health insurance coverage for the duration of your stay in Germany.It is necessary to open a regular account – Girokonto – at a local or online bank. You can take part in the German lessons offered at our institute, in which case you have to pay 30% of the fees and the rest is paid for by the MPI.
PhD students are generally funded by scholarships from the Max-Planck-Society. Scholarships are initially awarded for a period of two years and commonly extended for up to two more years. Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships from other funding agencies. Monthly Scholarship Rate:
Year 1: 1303 €
Year 2: 1403 €
Year 3: 1468 €
The MPI for Developmental Biology and the FML do not charge tuition and fees. The University of Tübingen charges a fee of approximately 110 € per semester for enrolled PhD students.

How to apply?
Applicants must register online. All application materials, including reference forms, must be received by the PhD Program Office by the application deadline. Completed applications will be reviewed by a committee of group leaders. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a three-day period of interviews and information exchange. Travel expenses are reimbursed and free accommodation is provided. PhD Students must start their research within 6 months of receiving the offer.
They require scanned versions of the following certificates:

high school diploma,
university degree certficates,
translation of your university degree certificate if original is not in English, German, French or Spanish,
transcript of records: official list of coursework including grades,
General GRE score,
other major certificates.

All documents must be merged into one pdf-file not exceeding 20MB.

On your application you will be asked to enter the names of two referees. It is advisable to select referees that know you personally and are willing and able to write a description of your academic performance. Referees should be professionally established at the level of independent investigator, principal scientist, group leader, lecturer or above.

Application package

The Official Website


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International Doctoral Fellowship Program in Informatics, Kyoto University

International Doctoral Program In Informatics Graduate School Of Informatics, Kyoto University 2012

Study Subject(s):Informatics
Course Level:Doctoral
Scholarship Provider: The Japanese Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan

(1) Eligibility: Applicant must be from a country with which Japan has official diplomatic relations, and must be currently studying/working outside of Japan. Those who are currently staying in Japan are not eligible for this program.
(2) Age: Applicant must be under 35 years of age as of April 1, 2012.
(3) Academic qualifications: Applicant must satisfy one of the following conditions by the end of September 2012.
i. Holds a master’s level degree.
ii. Has completed 16 years of school education in a foreign country and subsequently spent at least two years conducting research in a university, research institute, or other such facility, and is recognized through research achievements as having scholastic ability on a par with or higher than that of a person who has completed a master’s degree at a graduate school in Japan.
iii. Is recognized by the school, on the basis of individual screening of application, as having scholastic ability on a par with or higher than that of a person with a master’s degree, and is at least 24 years of age.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description: The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) offers a 2012 scholarship for admitted Ph.D. course students who wish to engage in research on Informatics, mainly in English, at the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. The Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, consists of the following departments: • Intelligence Science and Technology • Social Informatics • Applied Analysis and Complex Dynamical Systems • Applied Mathematics and Physics • Systems Science • Communications and Computer Engineering

How to Apply: By Post

Scholarship Application Deadline: January 6, 2012

Further Scholarship Information and Application



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UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme)


UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme Areas.


The UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) funded under the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the capacity-building of Human Resources will aim, in particular, to impact on capacity-building and research activities in the following areas: Environment (with particular attention to Water Sciences); Intercultural Dialogue; Information and Communication Technologies; and Peaceful conflict resolution. No other research topics will be considered.

» Eligibility
» Conditions for Application
» Application Procedures
» Facilities Offered
» Selection of Beneficiaries
» List of Invited Member States to Submit Applications
» UNESCO Fellowships Application Form

Closing date for receipt of applications: 13 January 2012


Applicants, a maximum of TWO from each applying National Commission, must meet the following general criteria:

1. Candidates under this Programme must be post-graduate researchers, already holding either an M.A. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) and wishing to pursue research work abroad (preferably in their own region) with a view to enhancing knowledge in one of the four specific fields mentioned in paragraph D.1 below. Thus, those who are in the process of completing their Master’s degree must have completed it PRIOR to taking up their Fellowship.

2. Candidates must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return.

3. Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age. Thus, applicants born before 1 January 1972 will not be considered under the Programme.

4. The selected Fellow must carry out the research under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Confirmation of acceptance from the academic supervisor is imperative.

5. Priority attention will be given to:

* Women candidatures
* Candidates from least developed countries (LDCs)
* Palestinian researchers

6. Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study/research.

7. Applicants must be in good health (both physically and mentally).


1. Domains of research:
» Environment (with particular emphasis on Water Sciences, Water Issues, Climate Change, Engineering Capacity Building in the Developing World)
» Intercultural Dialogue
» Information and Communication Technologies
» Peaceful Conflicts Resolution

2. Duration of proposed research:
minimum: 3 months
maximum: 9 months
3. Closing date for receipt of applications: 13 January 2012

4. Possible date of commencing research: Any time from September 2012 onwards

5. Deadline for termination of research: end of December 2013

6. Place of study: In one or two countries abroad

It should be understood that at the end of the Fellowship, the beneficiary must agree to return to his/her home country so that knowledge acquired may be put to good use in local research and training programmes.

7. Study arrangements:

Research must be carried out under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution

8. Application Procedures:

All applications must be submitted with the required documentation on the UNESCO Fellowship Application Form. Each Member State may nominate a maximum of two (2) candidates. It is the National Commission’s responsibility to select the two candidates whose applications it wishes to submit to UNESCO. The application(s) should reach the Section of Participation Programme and Fellowships, UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP before 13 January 2012 midnight and an advance copy may be sent by fax to:

The application must include the following attachments:

(i) The UNESCO Fellowship application form duly completed in duplicate. Two recent photographs (obligatory) should be included with the form.

(ii) Certified copies of degrees or diplomas (including transcript of grades) in duplicate. Proof of having obtained a Master’s Degree must be included.

(iii) A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the candidate’s work.

(iv) A host institute’s letter of acceptance (i.e. the institute that has accepted the candidate for work should she/he be selected for a Fellowship). This letter of acceptance must indicate that the host institute confirms its willingness to provide the relevant research facilities required by the candidate in the chosen field of specialization.

(v) The certificate of language proficiency (on the UNESCO form) duly completed in duplicate for the language of the country of study (should this be different from the candidate’s mother tongue) issued by an official authority.

(vi) A detailed description, one to two page(s) (maximum), in either English or French, of the research work for which the candidature is being put forward. The research proposal should cover the following points:
• Why? The concrete nature of the proposed project’s contribution to the fields listed in paragraph D.1 above; its innovative, original aspects; and the scope and purpose of the research project. The candidate should demonstrate the reasons the theoretical and practical knowledge or training acquired at the host institution would be beneficial to her/his on-going research project.

• What? The expected results or impact of the research project being undertaken.

• How? Describe the proposed arrangements for conducting the research.

• Where? The proposed country where research will be undertaken (one to two countries maximum) and the name and address of the host institute.

• When? The timeframe explicitly stating the proposed starting date and the suggested duration of research which should be of three months minimum and nine months maximum.

• How much? A detailed budget estimate indicating the resources required for the candidate to undertake the proposed research. The amount should be determined according to the proposed duration and place of research (between US$6,000 to US$10,000). The amount should not exceed US$10,000. All figures must be shown in US dollars and must be included on a separate page. The amount indicated should cover, exclusively, the international or domestic travel costs for the approved itinerary and personal subsistence abroad, etc. (The object of this Programme is to provide research fellowships so it is considered that in most cases tuition fees will not apply). Applicants should be realistic in compiling their proposed budgets, and consider that an average of US$1,000/US$1,800 per month for accommodation and meals (including local transportation and incidentals) should not be exceeded. Applications where funds requested are judged to be excessive in relation to the objectives and importance of the project are likely to be considered for a smaller grant.

(Note: The following costs are not eligible: computer or equipment purchases; publication costs; attendance at conferences, unless a case can be made that such attendance is an integral part of the research and would make a direct and significant contribution to the outcome of the development of the research project.)

UNESCO and Japan attach the greatest importance to originality and quality. Consideration will be given only to well-planned research proposals which demonstrate innovation, imagination and relevance, and which promise to contribute to knowledge in the four specific areas mentioned in paragraph D.1 above.

Files which are incomplete or which are received after the deadline for application, as well as applications that do not meet the requirements mentioned above, will not be taken into consideration.


The Fellowships financed by Japan and administered by UNESCO will consist of the following:

• A maximum amount between US$6,000 to US$10,000 will be awarded to selected candidates. The amount, to be paid in two or three instalments, is intended to cover research costs only, and will not be negotiable.

• No other costs will be considered and grants will be neither extended nor renewed.


A Selection Committee made up of experts in the four areas listed above will make recommendations for the final decision of the Director-General of UNESCO. Applications will be judged on the basis of the merit of each application and of its pertinence to the UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme

Selected candidates will receive a Letter of Award.

Candidates who have not been informed of their selection by 1 September 2012 should consider that their applications have not been approved in the selection process.


Once the Fellowship has expired, the beneficiaries will be encouraged to disseminate the results of their research. No prior approval of UNESCO will be required for publication of a scholarly paper resulting from research done while benefiting from the UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme. However, the Fellow will be asked to acknowledge UNESCO, UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme and the Government of Japan in their paper as having provided support for the Fellowship and the Fellow will be required to send a copy of the report and/or printed article to the Organization for information. It should be emphasized that UNESCO has no obligation to publish the scholarly papers and no allowance will be provided for that purpose.

Selected beneficiaries will be required to submit an interim and a final report describing the results of the research undertaken. Fellows will be required to send UNESCO a one-page summary with their report that will be reproduced later in a leaflet and disseminated widely by UNESCO.


* Least Developed Country


•Angola* •Benin* •Botswana •Burkina Faso* •Burundi* •Cameroon •Cape Verde •Central African Republic* •Chad* •Comoros* •Congo •Côte d’Ivoire •Democratic Republic of the Congo* •Djibouti* •Equatorial Guinea* •Eritrea* •Ethiopia* •Gabon •Gambia* •Ghana •Guinea* •Guinea-Bissau* •Kenya •Lesotho* •Liberia* •Madagascar* •Malawi* •Mali* •Mauritius •Mozambique* •Namibia •Niger* •Nigeria •Rwanda* •Sao Tome and Principe* •Senegal* •Sierra Leone* •Somalia* •South Africa •Swaziland •Togo* •Uganda* •United Republic of Tanzania* •Zambia* •Zimbabdwe


•Algeria •Egypt •Iraq •Jordan •Lebanon •Mauritania* •Morocco •Sudan* •Syrian Arab Republic •Tunisia •Yemen*


•Afghanistan* •Bangladesh* •Bhutan* •Cambodia* •China •Cook Islands •Federal States of Micronesia •Fiji •India •Indonesia •Iran (Islamic Republic of) •Kazakhstan •Kiribati* •Kyrgyzstan •Lao People's Democratic Republic* •Malaysia •Maldives* •Marshall Islands •Mongolia •Myanmar* •Nauru •Nepal* •Nieu •Pakistan •Palau •Papua New Guinea •Philippines •Samoa* •Solomon Islands* •Sri Lanka •Tajikistan •Thailand •Timor-Leste* •Tonga •Turkmenistan •Tuvalu* •Uzbekistan •Vanuatu* •Viet Nam


•Argentina •Belize •Bolivia •Brazil •Chile •Colombia •Costa Rica •Cuba •Dominica •Dominican Republic •Ecuador •El Sarvador •Grenada •Guatemala •Guyana •Haiti* •Honduras •Jamaica •Mexico •Nicaragua •Panama •Paraguay •Peru •Saint Kitts and Nevis •Saint Lucia •Saint Vincent and the Grenadines •Suriname •Uruguay •Venezuela


•Albania •Armenia •Azerbaijan •Belarus •Bosnia and Herzegovina •Croatia •Georgia •Republic of Moldova •The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia •Montenegro •Serbia •Turkey •Ukraine




•Palestinian Authority

Project Document UNESCO_Japan-Obuchi - Letter of announcement 2012 cycle English.pdf
Announcement date 07 Jun 2011
Deadline for applications
13 Jan 2012



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Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE)


The importance of Law and Economics within modern legal scholarship continues to expand. Today, Law and Economics has become an important part of the legal curriculum in most American and many European law schools. However, in Europe, there has, until now, been a clear lack of a structured programme in the economic analysis of law on the doctoral level. European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE) is an excellence programme sponsored by the European Commission under the Erasmus Mundus scheme.

It offers the unique opportunity to study Law and Economics on a PhD-level in (at least) three different countries. The programme prepares economists and lawyers of high promise for an academic career in a research field of growing importance or for responsible positions in government, research organizations and international consulting groups. Three of the leading European universities in the area of Law and Economics, the Universities of Bologna, Hamburg and Rotterdam, have established a joint Doctoral programme especially tailored to provide doctoral students with systematic and methodical training in the economic analysis of law.

The EDLE presents an attractive option for both economists and lawyers. There can be little doubt that legal thinking can benefit strongly from economic reasoning. At the same time, a deep understanding of economic issues cannot occur in ignorance of the legal and institutional background in which the problem at hand is embedded. The study of Law and Economics assists scholars from both backgrounds in integrating these perspectives.

Conditional on the approval of the European Commission, for the academic year 2011-2012, the following scholarships are offered:
9 scholarships by the European Commission under the Erasmus Mundus scheme (5 for Category A applicants, 1 for Western Balkans applicants, 3 for Category B applicants),
6 by the partner universities (University of Bologna, Hamburg Institute of Law and Economics, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics).
Additional scholarships may become available at a later stage.

Mundus Category A scholarships are reserved to applicants who: i) do not come from an “EU-area” country (EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland); and ii) are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for a period equal or longer than a total of 12 months over the last five years in “EU-area” countries. This rule does not apply to non “EU-area” candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in order to follow an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme.

Western Balkans applicants (from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) apply for a specific position, under the same conditions of Cat. A applicants.

Mundus Category B scholarships are reserved to applicants who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.
Mundus scholarships provide a gross contribution of Euro 33,600 per year, for 3 years. This roughly amounts to a net income of Euro 1,600 per month.
On top of the monthly salary, Mundus scholars benefit from a fixed contribution to the travel, installation and any other types of costs for a maximum of Euro 7,500 (Cat. A) or Euro 3,000 (Cat B.).

The scholarships offered by the Erasmus University of Rotterdam provide a gross income of approx. Euro 25,000 per year, for 4 years (net income of about Euro 1,400 per month); those offered by the University of Bologna approx. Euro 13,638.47 (gross) per year for 3 years (net income of about Euro 1,038.61), with an additional 50% increase for the periods of research spent abroad (up to 18 months total). The scholarships offered by the University of Hamburg amounts to approx. Euro 13,200 per year for 3 years (net monthly amount Euro 930 after insurance deduction).

Applicants for the Mundus scholarships can only apply to a maximum of 3 Mundus programmes throughout (Master or Doctorates). For the Academic Year 2012/2013 tuition fees amount to Euro 3,600 per year. The scholarships listed above also cover the tuition fees.

Admission to the programme is open to applicants with a diploma or a bachelor and master degree in law or economics, or a comparable university degree (second cycle qualification) required by the partner universities for admission to doctoral studies.
EDLE is a structured programme in the economic analysis of law on a doctoral level. Therefore, a thorough previous knowledge in the field of law and economics is required, as well as basic knowledge of microeconomics and calculus. If you lack specific knowledge on the economic analysis of law, you should consider applying for the EMLE programme (to find more about this programme, please click here), where this knowledge can be acquired.

How to apply?
Applications are submitted online (to apply online, please click here (however, the online application will be available since 1 November 2011))and must include the following documents:

1. CV with information on academic, professional and other education (Europass model),
2. official transcripts of previous degrees (in English),
3. two reference letters,
4. a letter of motivation with a prospective research proposal and,
5. a certificate of English proficiency (FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, British Chamber of Commerce, Trinity College, TOEFL, IELTS) in case the applicant’s native language is not English. Applicants who have attended, for a period of at least 6 months, to university courses held in English do not need to submit the certificate,
6. academic work, if available (at most two papers),
7. copy of valid ID.

The deadline for applications is 9th January 2012 (CET) for all applicants. Applications can only be submitted online.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic merit and their capability of carrying out high-level scientific research activity in the field of the economic analysis of law, and in compliance with Mundus regulations. Good knowledge of English is a prerequisite.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Shuela Subrizi or Ms. Lisa Verniti
University of Bologna
School of Economics
Piazza Scaravilli 2
40126 Bologna (Italy)
Tel.: +39-051-208-8550


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Scholarships 2012/2013

Switzerland is offering a limited number of university scholarships to Tanzanian students for the academic year 2012/2013 for studies at one of Switzerland's 10 Universities and 2 Federal Institutes of Technology. The documents for the application are available for download:

Application guidelines
Application form
Medical certificate

The university scholarships are intended for post-graduate students only, with as special emphasis put on Research Fellowships. Applicants who already hold a Master degree and wish to undertake a second (or 3rd) Master degree are not considered a priority for the Swiss Government Scholarships. Multiplying the Master degrees will not be encouraged by the Federal Commission for Scholarships (FCS). Besides, please be aware that for Master programs, the FCS does not pay for Master tuition fees.

Candidates should not be older than 35 years (i.e. born after 1 January 1977)

Before applying, you must find out whether your planned study program or research project can be carried out at the university concerned. For Research fellowships, the applicant must contact a Professor in Switzerland willing to supervise his research project. A copy of this contact must imperatively be part of the application package. Should this contact not be made, the Swiss Embassy will reject the candidature. For Master programs, the applicant must, at the same time he applies for the Swiss Government Scholarship, apply for the chosen Master program. The two procedures are separate ones and the applicant must undertake both procedures.

For Master programs, the applicant has to be proficient in the teaching language in order to be eligible for a Swiss Government Scholarship and must provide the relevant language certificate with the application package. If the teaching language at your chosen university in Switzerland is English, and you have completed your bachelor cursus in English, a letter from the university confirming this will be sufficient.

It is essential that you fill in the application forms electronically and print them out to attach to your file. Forms filled in by hand will not be accepted.

Each application form and all the annexed documents required have to be sent in triplicate in the given order (see p. 12 of Application Guidelines). The complete application files should be submitted to the Embassy not later than 29 December 2011.

All documents which are not in English, German or French must be accompanied by certified translations in one of these 3 languages.

Important: Please carefully read the Application guidelines. These guidelines outline all the important information and requirements to prepare a good application.

Applications will not be taken into consideration if they are in one of the following situations:

The application is incomplete, does not respect the guidelines or is badly prepared
The applicant is older than 35 (born prior to 1.1.1977)

Applications for 2 or more Universities. Applicants must apply for only 1 University

The applicant is already attending the first year of a Master Program in one of the Swiss Universities. Students already embarked in a Master program in one of the Swiss Universities are not eligible for a Swiss Government Scholarship.

Language certificate (or letter from the university confirming proficiency in English) is missing
The applicant is required to attend a complementary program or to catch up ECTS credits in order to comply with the University requirements

For more specific information, kindly consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the section on the right.


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