Thursday, November 10, 2011

PhD in Social Sciences, International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Bremen

Deadline: 15 march 2012

Open to: Applicants holding an excellent MA degree in Political Science (including related degree programs in European Studies or International Relations), Sociology, Psychology, Law, Economics or Mass Communication

Scholarship: 15 Ph.D. stipends of 1250 Euros/month for 36 months, funds for conducting, presenting and publishing research

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. program. The program will commence on September 1st, 2012. Successful applicants for the Ph.D. and Post-doc fellowships will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS’ five Thematic Fields. All fellows are expected to chooseBremen as their place of residence. In each of BIGSSS‘five Thematic Fields “The Future of Social and Political Integration“ is being examined from a particular perspective. The Thematic Fields are:

Thematic Field 1:Global Integration
Thematic Field 2:Integration and Diversity in the New Europe
Thematic Field 3:Social Integration and the Welfare State
Thematic Field 4:Attitude Formation, Value Change and Intercultural Communication
Thematic Field 5:Life-Course and Lifespan Dynamics

BIGSSS offers 15 Ph.D. stipends of 1250 Euros/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year. To support its Ph.D. fellows in achieving early scientific independence, it also provides funds for conducting, presenting and publishing research. There is no separate funding application, because all admitted applicants receive a stipend.


An excellent MA degree (or national equivalents like the German “Diplom” or “Magister”) in a discipline pertinent to at least one of BIGSSS’ five Thematic fields (see above), i.e. in Political Science (including related degree programs in European Studies or International Relations), Sociology, Psychology, Law, Economics or Mass Communication. The degree must be completed by the end of July of the year of application, which means you may apply before having finished your MA degree.

English proficiency as described in the application materials section below.

Additionally BIGSSS offers 2 Preparatory Fellowships to particularly talented BA Graduates. To find out more information, please click here.

BIGSSS believes that diverse backgrounds and ideas are crucial to academic excellence. Therefore, BIGSSS welcomes and promotes diversity and ensures equal opportunity and inclusion for all of its members regardless of ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age or (dis-)ability.

How to apply?

In order to apply, you need to submit following documents:
1. Personal information and statements
1.1 Personal Information Form- Please fill in our Personal Information Form.

1.2 Curriculum Vitae- This should include information on your educational and work history, publications, language abilities and extracurricular interests.

1.3 Statement of Purpose- This should provide a clear picture of your academic and professional interests, background, and career plans. It should also describe how your interests fit in with the BIGSSS Ph.D. program. It is very welcome if you can indicate a particular BIGSSS Faculty member as potential supervisor.

1.4 Statement of Skills and Experience with Methods of Empirical Social Research- Please provide information on your knowledge of research methods (including methods courses taken) (of approx. one page in total). Applicants from disciplines with little or no standard methods training should provide other pertinent information on relevant research skills.

2. Preliminary Dissertation Proposal- It is not expected that you have an ultimate version of your dissertation proposal upon application. Nonetheless, we ask for a well-developed version of your preliminary dissertation proposal. It should be written in English, encompass between 5 and 15 double-spaced pages and include the following elements:
a) Summary
b) State of research (highlighting theoretical and empirical debates on your topic and deficits in the literature that your project would address)
c) Your research experience/competence in the field
d) Objectives, methods and work plan (be very specific about the methods used and the stages of the work plan)
e) Bibliography

3. Certificates
3.1 MA/BA/Diplom/Magister certificates-
3.2 Certification of English Proficiency- Scores:
TOEFL: paper-based 600, computer-based 250, internet-based 100
IELTS: Band 7.5
Cambridge Certificate: pass CAE
Exempt from the English proficiency requirement are applicants who are native speakers of English or who have received either their Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (e.g. passed their A-levels) or earned a higher-educational degree at an institution where the language of instruction is English.
No previous knowledge of German is required.
3.3 University Grade Transcripts
3.4 Two Recent Letters of Recommendation

To find more information about the necessary documents that need to be submitted, please click here.

Please make sure that the referees themselves submit the letters of recommendation and that they include their signature in the scanned in document. Referees should send their letters of recommendation directly to BIGSSS to: Dean of Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS),Postfach 33 04 40, D – 28334 Bremen, Germany or by e-mail to
phd-app no later than 15 March 2012.

In order to apply, please click here to register at University’s website and continue with the application process.

In case of any further questions, please contact the University’s representatives via e-mail to or via phone to +49 (0)421 200 3956



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Master Scholarships for International Students, University of Bern, Switzerland


The University of Bern offers top quality across the board: it enjoys special recognition in leading-edge disciplines, is reputed for the excellent quality of its teaching, offers a delightful setting, and a campus environment intimately linked to the social, economic and political life of the city. The Universität Bern offers six Master Grants for the academic year 2012/13 for excellent international students.

For further information about the Master’s programmes (to display the possibilities for the masters, please click here) offered at the university, please contact the concerned Department directly. All Master’s programmes of the University of Bern are offered except “Biomedical Sciences”.

The grant consists of 1,600 CHF per month for the duration of the Master’s programme (standard period of study).

Application files will be examined by a selection committee. Criteria for selection are academic excellence and the candidate’s potential and motivation.

Applicants must have graduated at the latest by the end of July 2012 with at least a Bachelor’s degree in the wished field of study

This Bachelor’s or Master’s degree must be from a non-Swiss university
The applicants permanent place of residence up to now must have been outside of Switzerland

How to apply?
-Application form (can be downloaded here (.doc) and here (.pdf))

-Curriculum vitae (max. 5’000 characters without blanks)

-Letter of motivation with objectives

-2 letters of recommendation from professors of your current home university (with institutional letter paper and signature)

-Evidence of sufficient language proficiency in German or English according to the language of instruction of the intended Master’s programme (German: C1; English: B2)
certified copies of the Bachelor’s Diploma and transcript of the grades obtained during the Bachelor’s studies

-or recent confirmation (not older than 3 months) by the home university that the Bachelor’s degree (in the same study field as the intended Master’s programme) will be completed by the end of July 2012 (with a list of grades obtained up to now)

-Copy of record of school-leaving examination (i.e. university entrance qualification)

-2 passport photos

-Copy of passport

For the Master’s programme “Biomedical Engineering”: GRE General Test

To download the directives for the Officially Certified Documents, please click here.

The application must be written in the language of the corresponding Master’s programme. The complete application package must be submitted in duplicate (1 original, 1 copy) by postal mail. It has to be arrived not later than December 1st, 2011 at the:

Universität Bern
International Office
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern

In case of any further questions, please contact Alicia Fernandez via email to


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Colby-Sawyer College, Bachelor’s Degrees in the Arts, Sciences and Fine Arts, USA

Colby-Sawyer College is a four year institution of higher learning offering Bachelor’s degrees in the arts, sciences and fine arts. Colby-Sawyer is a dynamic and innovative liberal arts and sciences college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire, New London. International Students are eligible for need-based and merit-based financial aid, and are encouraged to apply. The Colby-Sawyer College recognizes academic achievement, community service and leadership experience through a variety of scholarships and awards.

Academic Scholarships- No Separate Application Required
Academic Scholarships acknowledge students who have reached a high level of academic achievement throughout their high school career. As part of Colby-Sawyer’s rolling admissions process, students will be informed of the award decision at the point of acceptance. Students will receive the one academic scholarship that they are most qualified for. For international students, Admissions will recalculate grade point averages (GPAs) based on equivalent letter and number grades from the student’s Official High School Transcript.

Scholarship amounts listed are for students who will be entering Colby-Sawyer in September 2012.

Wesson Honors Scholarship - up to $76,000 over four years
Students with a 3.75 GPA at the time of admission are eligible to apply for the Wesson Honors Scholarship. This $19,000 per year scholarship includes direct admission into the Wesson Honors Program. It is renewable annually for four years of study dependent upon good academic standing in the Wesson Honors Program.

Founders Scholarship - up to $68,000 over four years
Students with a 3.5 GPA are eligible for the Founders Scholarship. Students receiving this $17,000 per year award have graduated from high school with honors level classes and a rigorous college preparatory program. It is automatically awarded based on GPA at time of admission. It is renewable annually for four years of study.

Presidential Scholarship - up to $64,000 over four years
Students with a 3.3 GPA are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship. This $16,000 award is renewable annually for four years of study. It is automatically awarded based on GPA at time of admission.

Chargers Scholarship - up to $52,000 over four years
Students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible for the Chargers Scholarship. It is automatically awarded based on GPA at time of admission. This $13,000 per year award is renewable annually for four years.

Merit Based Awards- Separate Application Required
Colby-Sawyer offers merit based scholarships to incoming students based on their high school academic record, leadership qualities and community service involvement. These awards are not based on need and are renewable each year as long as the student remains in good academic standing. Students are eligible to apply for merit awards at any point, including prior to being accepted.

Colby-Sawyer Grant
Grant assistance is given to students based on their financial need, as well as their academic performance. Students receiving grant assistance from the college may expect to receive similar grant awards each year as long as family circumstances do not change, all application deadlines are met, and the student remains in good social and academic standing.

Please note: The combination of scholarship and grant funding cannot exceed the cost of tuition.



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Master on Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (2012‐2013)

New Call for Scholarships at the Erasmus Mundus Program 2012-2013

2012-2013 the European Union offers student scholarships to students of any nationality aiming to study at the Master on Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology

Study Subject(s):Organizational and Personnel Psychology

Course Level:Master’s

Scholarship Provider: Erasmus Mundus

Scholarship can be taken at: Aboard


-University Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (ie bachelor of 3, 4 or 5 years)
-Commitment in writing to full-time dedication for the 2 years of the programme and other commitments for students with EM grants and commitments for students without EM grants.
-Fluency in English (level B1), using the common European Framework of reference for languages.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description:

New call of scholarships at the Erasmus Mundus for students/scholars aiming to study/teach at the Master on Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology (WOP‐P). Recently awarded by the Mediterranean Office for Youth and in its second round by the Erasmus Mundus program, WOP‐P master continues to be considered one of the best programs in its professional and academic area. Five universities are part of the educational consortium: Universitat de València (Spain), Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Université René Descartes Paris 5 (France), Alma Mater Studiorum‐Università di Bologna (Italy) and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal). New partnerships have been developed with the Universidade de Brasília (Brazil) and University of Guelph (Canada). In the second round of the WOP‐P Program, some changes have been introduced such as the possibility to study the whole program in English and to develop exchange periods of study with the new American Universities in the partnership.

How to Apply: By post

Scholarship Application Deadline:

- Scholarships for students from 15th November 2011 to 1st January 2012.

-Scholarships for scholars from 15th November 2011 to 30th September 2012.

-Student application for the WOP-P Master program is open from 15th November 2011 to July-September 2012.


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The Julius Nyerere Master's Scholarships - University of Edinburgh

The Julius Nyerere Master's Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer three scholarships to students from Tanzania for postgraduate Master's study in any subject offered by the University for the 2012-2013 academic session.

The Julius Nyerere Scholarship was set up in 2009 in memory of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere who led Tanganyika to independence in 1961 and became the first prime minister and later president of Tanzania. Nyerere received a scholarship in 1949 to attend the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a Masters of Arts degree that saw him study courses in English, Political Economy, Social Anthropology, British History, Economic History, Constitutional Law, and Moral Philosophy.

The Julius Nyerere Master's Scholarships will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK.

The scholarships will be tenable for one academic year.


The scholarships will be awarded to Tanzanian citizens who are normally resident in Tanzania, and who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master's programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.


The three Scholarships are awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit, with candidates requiring a Bachelors degree equivalent to a UK First Class Honours ('First') or Upper Division/Upper Second Class Honours ('2:1') degree.

N.B. The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships are highly competitive and only the best candidates are considered. Prospective applicants should note that, to date, successful candidates for the Scholarships have all held a First Class Honours degree. Applicants with a 2:1 Honours degree will be considered if they can show a very strong track record of work experience relevant to their prospective degree.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

The closing date for applications for these scholarships is 2 April 2012.

Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

Selection Procedure

A Selection Committee will meet in mid May 2012 to select the scholarship holder. The winners of the scholarships will be announced in late May 2012.


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Monday, November 7, 2011


Dear respected members of the Forum,

I have been writing a scholarship book titled SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN AMERICA AND EUROPE: The Secret From Makulilo.

I have created a book trailer. I would like to share with you. More importantly, I would like to hear your feedback on that. What should I include more, what questions you have (because there will be a Frequently Asked Question chapter) etc.

Please open this link to listen to the book trailer SCHOLARSHIP BOOK TRAILER or download the MP3 file attached

May God reward you for your support.


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The primary purpose of the World Deaf Leadership (WDL) Scholarship Fund is to develop deaf leaders in developing nations by providing students with financial assistance for full tuition, room, and board. If applicable, the cost of participating in up to two internships during their studies at Gallaudet University will be covered. Students supported by the WDL Scholarship Fund will use this educational experience to develop a project aimed at improving the lives of deaf people at home and possibly around the world. Recipients of this scholarship must be from developing nations and have a demonstrated commitment towards returning home upon graduation.


All applicants must:

• Be Deaf or Hard‐of‐Hearing.
• Be from a developing country.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Be a current Gallaudet student or be admitted to Gallaudet by May 1. (Students may also be admitted to the English Language Institute)
• Demonstrate high academic achievement.
• Demonstrate active involvement in the deaf community at home.
• Submit three letters of recommendation that follow these guidelines:
1. Two letters of recommendation from people in the home country whom are familiar with the applicant’s work in the deaf community; and
2. One recommendation letter from a person at home or at Gallaudet whom is familiar with the academic ability of the applicant.


• Full tuition, room, and board.
• $5,000 living expenses.
• Cost related to two 8‐week internships.
• Renewable up to 5 years.
• Cost of Gallaudet health insurance.


• Maintain a 2.8 GPA during the first year, 3.0 thereafter.
• Maintain legal status for studying in the USA and intent to return home upon completion of studies.
• Remain in good disciplinary standing at the University.
• Participate in at least one (1) internship funded by the WDL Scholars Fund.
• Submit project progress reports each semester to the WDL Scholarship Fund Program Administrator.
• Submit internship experiences, including a financial report.


All materials must be submitted as a complete package no later than February 1, and must be in English.

Please submit the following.

1. Application.

2. Three letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation is to be from a school official from their home or Gallaudet. This letter should address the applicant’s academic ability and potential for success earning a college degree. Two other letters must be from two different people in the applicant’s home country.

These letters should address the applicant’s service, advocacy, and involvement in the deaf and hard of hearing community. Letters must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the signature of the person writing the letter written across the flap. (E‐mailed recommendations are not acceptable.)

3. Description of the project that you will develop. Use the outline on page 12.

4. Transcripts from high school, college, and other academic programs.

5. Photocopy of your national passport (page showing passport number, name, nationality, date of birth, place of birth, passport issuing and expiration date).

6. Signed Letter of Intent (Page 13).

7. Send complete application package to:

WDL Program Administrator
Gallaudet University
Center for International Programs and Services
HMB E‐253
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002‐3695, USA

8. Completed checklist on page 12.

For Application Guideline and Application Form, Download PDF link HERE


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