Monday, December 12, 2011

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships 2012

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from the countries listed below. About 120 scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden, starting in August 2012. The scholarship covers both living costs and tuition fees.

Please note that in order to apply for a Swedish Institute Study scholarship the student must first be admitted to a Swedish university/university college. The application period for study programs opens 1 December, 2011.

The application period for Swedish Institute Study scholarship will be March 14-25, 2012.

The program is open to candidates from two different categories of countries.

Category 1:
Candidates with citizenship from the following countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Within this category around 60 scholarships will be awarded.

Category 2:
Candidates with citizenship from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients, with the following exceptions: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Citizens from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can apply within the Visby Program.

Citizens from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia can apply within the program SI Scholarships for East Europe.

Citizens from Turkey can apply within the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program.
Within this category around 60 scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarships are intended for studies in Sweden starting in the fall semester 2012 (August) and focus mainly on master’s level. A few scholarships will be awarded for studies at bachelor’s level.

Who is eligible?
The scholarships are intended for students from the above-mentioned target group for full time studies in Sweden. There is no age limit for scholarship holders.

Scholarships cannot be granted for students who:

Have already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period.

Have a Swedish permanent residence or work permit.

Have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for studies at Master’s level or for research at a Swedish university.

Already hold a Master’s degree from a Swedish university/university college.

Are currently enrolled in a study program on Bachelor’s or Master’s level at a Swedish university or university college.

How to apply for a scholarship
Prior to applying for a scholarship, the student must first apply for a study program at Master’s or Bachelor’s level via, an online application service for study programs in Sweden.

About 600 different study programs at Swedish universities are eligible for a scholarship. The programs have been selected by the Swedish universities and cover a wide variety of study areas. The list of eligible study programs can be found here.

As soon as the results of Swedish university admission have been published at, the online service for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships will open. Please note that only admitted students can apply for a scholarship. The scholarship application period will be March 14-25, 2012. A list of successful candidates will be published at and in mid-April.

More information about the application procedure can be found here.


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The scholarship funds cover the 6-week program at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, housing, travel, and living expenses, as well as additional cultural activities in New York with the opportunity to meet editors, publishers, and visit some of the most prestigious photography museums and galleries.

The four scholarships are open to applicants living and working in, and native to any of the following regions: Latin America, the Caucasus Region, Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, East Asia, South Asia, Africa, or the Middle East.

Support for these scholarships has been generously provided by the Open Society Foundations and Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal of The Rosenthal Family Foundation.


The Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Magnum Foundation present programming in photography and human rights for the third summer, spearheaded again by Professor Fred Ritchin of the Department and Susan Meiselas of the Magnum Foundation.

The scholarship is aimed at intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals. The six-week program is comprised of four courses and is designed to enable students to explore strategies for creating effective documentary projects in pursuit of human rights. Students will propose multimedia or traditional presentation strategies for their photo essays, which they will develop through two studio courses. A lecture course will provide participants with an opportunity to look at photography's strengths and weaknesses, both real and imagined, in attempting to determine new strategies for its use as both society and technology evolve. The final component is a discussion and writing course correlating with a public guest lecture series featuring speakers from the fields of photojournalism, law, and media. Scholarship fellows will remain in New York for an additional week to meet with local editors, publishers, and other experts in the field and explore museums, galleries, and other cultural resources.

More information about the program, including updates, can be found on the NYU website.


(Applications Accepted November 29th- December 19th)

Materials should include:

1. A Statement of Purpose
(750 words max- pdf format)

2. A description of a human rights related project you would like to pursue
(250 words max- pdf format)

3. A portfolio of 20 photographs by the student
(Labeled: First Name, Last Name, 001, 002, etc)

Please note: this will involve 2 uploads of 10 pictures each 72 dpi at 900 pixels wide

4. A CV/Resume
(Applicant must specify region and include educational background- pdf format).

To start the application process from November 29th - December 19th, go to: *
Applications submitted before November 29th or after December 19th will not be accepted.

*If you already have a photoshelter account, please contact directly

Applicants must be fluent in English.

Applications will be judged by the NYU faculty in collaboration with the Magnum Foundation.
Winners will be named at the beginning of January.

For more information, please contact

For more information about the Magnum Foundation, please visit or contact


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Ghent Masters Scholarships for International Students from Developing Countries

Brief description:
Ghent University provide postgraduate Masters scholarships to international students from developing countries who wish to study in Belgium and obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University.

Host Institution(s):
University of Ghent

Number of Scholarships:
Each year, a maximum of 10 scholarships can be awarded.

Target group:
The scholarships are for international students from developing countries on the Master Grants country list (PDF).

Scholarship value/inclusions:
The scholarship consists of an allowance of €1000 per month and the yearly tuition fee with a maximum of 80€. Once you get an intstallation fee of 500€. In case of increased tuition fee for the master’s programme, Ghent University will only reimburse the refundable part. Airline ticket and visa costs are carried by the student.

The scholarship is in principle paid for the total duration of the studies. In case of a 2-year study programme, the 2nd year will be paid upon successful completion of the first year (minimum 60 credits).

Field(s) of study:

Faculty of Sciences
• Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (Erasmus Mundus) (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Nematology
• Erasmus Mundus – European Master of Science in Nematology (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Physical Land Resources
• Master of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
• Master of Geology
• Master of Statistical Data Analysis
• Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

Faculty of Engineering
• International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Textile Engineering
• Master of Nuclear Engineering (Acceptance to the programme is based...

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
• Master of Aquaculture (ICP)
• Master of Environmental Sanitation (ICP)
• Master of Food Technology (ICP)
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development; Human Nutrition (ICP)
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development; Rural Economics and Mana...
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development; Tropical Agriculture (ICP)
• International Master of Rural Development (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management (Higher tuition fee)

Applicants for master’s programmes should already have obtained a bachelor degree when they submit the application.

The applicants must come from and should be nationals of one of the developing countries on the Master Grants country list (PDF). Priority, however, will be given to the categories on the country list with the lowest levels of development and income. Priority will also be given to students applying for an ICP-programme whose country is not on the VLIR-country list but on the UGent list.

Language and proficiency
The application is to be made in English. The applicant should have a very good command of the English language. Click here to see the requirements.
Applicants who already received a Master Grant in the past, are not eligible.

IMPORTANT: You must demonstrate that the university of your studies, your current or future employer has a relation with Ghent University (former or current). For example: staff exchange, research projects, publications, etc.

Scholarship Application instructions:

The deadline for scholarship applications is 23 December 2011 for new students. It is important to read the admission requirements and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Official Scholarship Website:


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