Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Scholarships for Master programmes in Development Studies, 2013-14, Antwerp, Belgium

IOB Master's Programmes in Development Studies 2013-2014 

The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) is part of the University of Antwerp (Belgium) located in the very heart of Europe. It has several decades of experience in organising international education programmes in the field of development studies.

IOB currently offers three one-year master's programmes in Development Studies:

Master of Globalisation and Development

Master of Governance and Development

Master of Development Evaluation and Management

Various scholarships available 
Every year, the Institute is home to some 100 students of more than thirty different nationalities and from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. This creates an extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary learning environment. With backgrounds in economics, politics and other social sciences, IOB staff bring a multidisciplinary perspective to their teaching, research and policy advisory work. 

For more information on our master's programmes, please visit our website at: http://www.ua.ac.be/iob/education 

For complete details and application procedures, CLICK HERE 

NB: Download PDF attached document/brochure. 


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Chevening Scholarship for TANZANIANS for 2013/2014 in UK Universities


We are now accepting applications for 2013/14 Chevening in Tanzania, click here for further details on how to apply. 

Chevening Scholarships in Tanzania aim to attract talented professionals who have been identified as potential future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers. We accept from a wide range of subject areas, however, we particularly welcome applications in the following fields: 

*Oil and gas 
*Law fields, including human rights and international law Corporate governance / tackling corruption 

Chevening Scholarships not only offer financial support to study for a Master’s degree at the UK’s leading universities, but the opportunity to become part of an influential and highly regarded global network. Do you have the potential to be a future leader and a desire to study in the UK? If you would like to enhance your leadership skills and become part of the growing Chevening network, please look at our information on how to apply. 

Application timetable 
We are now accepting applications for 2013/14 Chevening in Tanzania. The closing date for applications is 2 January 2013

Before applying 

*Read the guidance for 2013/14 applicants and our general information about applying for a Chevening Scholarship. 

*ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS: In view of difficulties reported by candidates in securing English language tests in some countries, it has been agreed to provide a limited dispensation over the requirements for English language tests. Applicants are welcome to submit before obtaining a language test score, but will still need to arrange tests before proceeding to interview stage. You should apply in the normal manner, and will be contacted by the Secretariat regarding the outcome and next steps in due course. Candidates able to take such tests are encouraged to do so at the earliest opportunity, however. 

*Applicants who have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following countries are exempt from submitting an English Language test: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, and the United States of America.

How to apply 

Further details on how to apply for a Chevening Scholarship are available on the apply page. 

CBA-Chevening Scholarships 
CBA-Chevening Scholarships are offered in Tanzania. Further information on applying is available on our central partnerships page. 

African Fellowship Trust-Chevening Scholarships 
African Fellowship Trust/Chevening Scholarships are offered in Tanzania. Further information on applying is available on our central partnerships page. 

For Eligibility, Guidance for Applicants, Application Form etc, visit http://www.chevening.org/apply/

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

PhD Certificate Program in Network Science - Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Central European University is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary. An international university with students from some 100 countries and faculty from more than 40, CEU offers small, seminar-style courses and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1. CEU is accredited in the United States and Hungary.

The PhD Certificate Program in Network Science is a new program that provides tools to un­der­stand the principles governing social, political, economic, and environmental networks. Students get to work with some of the most prominent network scientists in the world, exploring terabyte-sized datasets capturing mobile phone calls between millions of individuals, financial transactions between banks and companies, energy delivery systems, memberships in the directorial boards of companies, and affiliations in political parties. Candidates with an interest in network science and its applications to political science, economics, and environmental sciences and policy can apply via the respective departments’ . Upon completion of the doctoral program, students will also receive a PhD Certificate in network science. 

The program focuses on the following problem areas: 

 * Political science: business-political networks, social movements, social influences in voter behavior 

 * Economics: world system networks and development, embeddedness of multinational corporations, network effects and externalities 

 * Environmental science: resilience in energy grids, food webs and economic competition 


CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world. The University provides a variety of scholarships and research grants for which applicants from any country are eligible to apply. 

 * CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend for housing and living expenses. More than 90 percent of PhD students receive the full doctoral fellowship from CEU, while others are supported by external organizations providing funding. 

 * Direct Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are available for eligible U.S. and Canadian students. 

 * External Scholarships and Financial Program administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships. 

CAREER PATHS: Network scientists are employed in academia, government, and business. Applied network scientists work at Internet and social media companies, where they improve users’ online experience. They also serve as consultants developing business infrastructure and specialize in risk mitigation for major financial institutions. 

 Application Deadline : 24 January 2013 

SOURCE: http://cns.ceu.hu/news/2012-12-13/call-for-applications-20132014 

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2013-2014 AU Emerging Global Leader Undergraduate Scholarship in USA


Fully-funded Scholarship open to international students at American University, USA. The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. Bringing together the best of AU — academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement — the AU Emerging Global Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision. The AU EGL is dedicated to positive civic and social change, and to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country. 

Worth of Scholarship

The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room and board for one first-year (freshman) high-achieving international student who will need a visa to study in the United States (preference will be for those who need an F-1 or J-1 student visa). 

It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country, are not eligible to apply. 

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must be secondary school students (not university students) applying as first-year (freshman) students for the fall (August) 2013 semester 

Students must apply Regular Decision only and must submit the AU EGLS application, the Common Application and AU Supplement, and all supporting documents by January 15, 2013 

Preference will be given to international students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and under-represented global and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The most competitive applicants should have: 

A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10 percent of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades 

A demonstrated commitment to service and advancing the needs of people in their home country 

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with a minimum 90 TOEFL iBT (with no subscore lower than 20) or 6.5 IELTS (with no subscore lower than 6.0) 

Demonstrated leadership, volunteerism and community service 

How to Apply 

You are required to submit your application through the online common system. See link below. 


January 15, 2013. All application materials must be submitted by this date. If you have any questions about applying, please contact intadm@american.edu. 

For information, and to apply, click here 

For a link to submit your application online, here 

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2013 Harambe Fletcher Scholarships for African Students at Tufts University, USA

Eligibility: -Born in Africa and current passport holders of an African country -Exhibited entrepreneurial leadership in their field of interest -Two or more years of work experience -Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent -Candidates must arrange to have official university transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores arrive at The Fletcher School by the appropriate application deadline.

How to Apply: By Online 

Subjects: Eligible Programs Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) 
A two-year, highly flexible, interdisciplinary, professional degree in international affairs 

Master of International Business (MIB) 
A two-year hybrid international business/ international affairs degree program

Level: Master 

Provider: Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance 

For Which Country: USA 

For Whom: International (Africa) 

Description: The Harambe Fletcher Scholarship is a full-tuition award for young African entrepreneurial leaders wishing to pursue a master program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, starting in September 2013. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the Harambe Bretton Woods Symposium VI, April 5–8, 2013. 

Scholarship Benefits: -Full-tuition to attend a master program at the Fletcher School at Tufts University starting in September 2013 -Invitation to the Harambe Bretton Woods Symposium -Recognition as an Associate of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance with all the benefits and privileges thereof 

Please note that the scholarship is limited to tuition fees. The recipient is responsible for all living expenses.

Deadline: December 30, 2012


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Saturday, July 28, 2012

University of Twente Master Scholarships 2013 - NETHERLANDS

Glance of Programme :
University of Twente is offering a graduate program or master scholarships (MSc) in various fields of study. For international students, this program may more popular as UTS scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to excellent students from non-EU/EEA countries to obtain their master degree in any fields of study which are available.

Scholarship Provider :
University of Twente

The Destination Country :

Origin of Applicants :
International students (Non-EU/EEA countries)

Level Program:

Fields of Study
Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Business Information Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Management, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Construction Management and Engineering, Educational Science and Technology, Electrical Engineering, Embedded Systems, European Studies , Health Sciences, Human Media Interaction, Industrial Design Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Environmental and Energy Management, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society, Public Administration, Science Education and Communication, Sustainable Energy Technology, Systems and Control, and Telematics.

Applicants have been admitted/provisionally accepted to one of the above mentioned UT graduate programmes before 15 December (round 1) or 15 March (round 2).

Applicants have graduated with excellent results (overall CGPA) from applicantsr (under-graduate programme.

Applicants comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa for long stay in the Netherlands.

Applicants comply with the general English language test norm Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills.

Applicants are a national from a non-EU/EEA country .

Applicants are not eligible for a Dutch study grant.

Applicants have completed a pre-master at the University of Twente (if applicable).

If applicants are starting a ‘pre-master’ programme applicants may already apply for a UTS. However, applicants must complete applicantsr pre-master programme with a CGPA of 7,5 out of 10 to be eligible for a UTS and comply with above mentioned requirements.

Scholarship Value :
There are two possible UTS scholarship amounts for one year study programmes and two for two year programmes. The amounts for the 2013 scholarships shall be determined autumn 2012.

Application Deadline :
15 December 2012 and 15 March 2013

How to Apply :

Waiting for information on official scholarship website

Official Website: www.utwente.nl


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Selection for the award of studentships to NON UE CITIZENS (PhD Scholarship in Italy) 2012/2013

Application 2012/2013

Studentships general rules13 studentships will be awarded to selected applicants.
RequirementsApplications for selection are invited from non EU citizens, who
 do not have an Italian residence permit ( in accordance with the Italian Legislative Decree N° 286, dated 25 July 1998, as amended by Law N° 189, dated 30 July 2002)
hold a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) from a foreign university.
6 Semptember 2012
ApplicationCandidates must apply exclusively via the Servizi online SIFA : select Ammissione ai corsi post laurea/Admission to post-graduate programmes and choose the Phd course as named in the article 1 of the Notice.


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Doctoral Research Fellow positions in History - University of Oslo

The Faculty of Humanities

Doctoral Research Fellow positions in History

Two PhD positions are available within history at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH). It is required that the project is thematically relevant to current research at the Department.
The appointment is for a period of 3 years and the doctoral thesis is expected to be completed within the given time frame.
The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work must result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development.


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Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)

The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. MIRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award. 


Each year the University offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.

Benefits and conditions

Benefits provided by the MIRS include:
  • living allowance of $23,728 per annum (2012 rate) 
  • Relocation Grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in order to study at the University of Melbourne or $3,000 awarded to those who are moving from overseas
  • Thesis Allowance of up to $420 (2012 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2012 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates, and 
  • paid sickmaternity and parenting leave.

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Doctoral Research Fellow positions in Linguistics - University of Oslo

The Faculty of Humanities

Doctoral Research Fellow positions in Linguistics

Three PhD positions in Linguistics are vacant at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) and the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFIKK). Priority will be given to projects within the field of multilingualism, contrastive linguistics, corpus linguistics, and language learning/acquisition. Projects concerning translation may also be considered. The research topics should be connected to strong research environments at one of the three departments.

The appointment is for a period of 3 years and the doctoral thesis is expected to be completed within the given time frame.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work must result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its developement.
The Faculty offers one PhD programme in Humanities. Read more about the PhD-programme here.

  • Application deadline: September 1, 2012

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RMIT University International Postgraduate Scholarship 2013

Title of Programme :
School of Computer Science and IT International PhD Scholarship
Scholarship Description : 
RMIT, one of largest global university of technology and design in Australia is offering postgraduate (PhD) scholarship program. This scholarship will be awarded to excellent international student wishing to obtain a PhD at the School of Computer Science and IT. Scholarship covers tuition fees and living costs.
Scholarship Provider :
RMIT University

The Destination Study :
Country of Applicants :
International applicants
Level/Degree :
Postgraduate (PhD)

For more information and application details, visit http://tinyurl.com/c8wydkr

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VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from Africa, Asia and Latin-America to follow a training or master programme at a Dutch speaking university or university college in Belgium. The eligible training or master programmes are taught in English. They are designed for people in positions of responsibility in civil society.

The scholarships cover all related expenses. For application, please visit the website of the training or master programme. You can apply for a scholarship from October 2012 (master programmes) or November 2012 (master programmes organised at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and all training programmes). The deadline for application for the master programmes: 1 February 2013; for training programmes: check the programme websites.

Origin of Applicants :
International students from Africa, Asia and Latin-America

Level Program:

  • Be an international students from Africa, Asia and Latin-America;
  • Candidates must have responsibility in civil society;
Application Deadline :
1 February 2013

How to Apply :
You can apply for a scholarship from October 2012 (master programmes) or November 2012 (master programmes organised at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and all training programmes).

  1. Visit the information page of the training or master programme
  2. Find the inscription link on the programme website and apply via the application form of the Flemish host university or university college. From this year on you do not need a VLIR-UOS file number anymore (i.e. no pre-screening form from VLIR-UOS required
  3. Receive a return e-mail from the Flemish host university or university college.
  4. Send a printout of your application file along with all required documents (diploma transcripts, motivation, etc…) to the International Office of the host university or university college (not to VLIR-UOS!). You will find the information on the website of the programme.
Official Website :
Visit official scholarship website for further information: www.scholarships.vliruos.be


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Research Scholarships for International Students at Victoria University, Australia

Program Overview
Scholarships are usually provided for two years for a Masters by Research degree, and three years for a doctoral program, although previous study credited towards the award will be deducted from the scholarship.
Eligibility for scholarships varies depending on the scholarship, and whether you are an Australian student (defined as an Australian citizen/permanent resident) or an international student.
Scholarship Value
For Australian Students
  1. Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships (incorporating Australian Postgraduate Award) – 2012 stipend rate: $30,000 per annum
  2. Australian Postgraduate Awards – 2012 stipend rate: $23,728 per annum
  3. VU Postgraduate Research Scholarships – 2012 stipend rate: $23,728 per annum
  4. VU Postgraduate Research Diversity Scholarships – 2012 stipend rate: $23,728 per annum.
For International students:
  1. International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (incorporating APA) – 2012 stipend rate: $23,728
  2. VU Postgraduate Research Scholarships – 2012 stipend rate: $23,728
Applications are ranked on the basis of merit with preference given to students undertaking research projects in one of the areas of research strength at Victoria University (VU).
How to Apply and Contact
Please learn more here
OR Visit Victoria University - Scholarship page http://tinyurl.com/c8zaufk
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Jember University (UNEJ) is granting full scholarships to foreigner students for undergraduate, master and PhD program Academic Year 2012/2013 in the following programs.

PhD Programs
  1. PhD in Administration Sciences

Master Programs
  1. Master of Management
  2. Master of Administration Science
  3. Master of Agribusiness
  4. Master of Agronomy
  5. Master of Economics Study

Undergraduate Programs
  1. Basic Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
  2. Agriculture Sciences (Agroecotechnology, Agribusiness, Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology)
  3. Social Sciences (Accounting, Economics, Management, Indonesian Language, Public Administration, International Relations, Business Administration, Sociology, Education Biology and Education Mathematics)
  4. Health Science (Public Health)
  5. Information System Study Programs

For more Info: CLICK HERE

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Monday, March 12, 2012


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 2012. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support two students or candidates 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 (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies.

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 full tuition scholarship of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2012.

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.

*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 2012, 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.

The applicant may be from any developing country. 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

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 onto the portal as many times as required before finally submitting the application.

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. Once your application is submitted, you can no longer make any changes or upload any more documents.

Required Documents

1.A completed on-line application form.

2. A scanned copy of the applicants passport.

3. A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.

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

5. A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.

6. 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.

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

8. Curriculum Vitae (CV).

The application deadline is May 28, 2012. Please do not call or email OFID to see if your application has been received or to inquire about your status. You will receive an automated confirmation one application has been submitted. Only the winner will be notified by June 14, 2012 via the website.

Website: http://scholarship.ofid.info/DesktopDefault.aspx


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Application Period: 7 November 2011 to 31 March 2012


The Africa Programme of the University for Peace (UPEACE) has secured funding from The Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to offer a limited number of scholarships to African students registered in PhD Programmes focused on Governance and Security Studies. The scholarship will cover tuition, living expenses, communications, access to scholarly materials, and dissemination of research findings through publications and conference presentations. In addition, part of the award will be used to cover expenses related to a semester abroad at a Canadian university. The maximum award is US $15,000 per eligible candidate per year.

The programme is seeking applications from candidates who have freshly enrolled in a PhD Programme (Academic Year 2010-2011) or who can offer proof of acceptance into a PhD Programme at a University in Sub Saharan Africa for the 2011-2012 Academic Year. A total of four (4) PhD Fellowships will be awarded.

A total of four (4) PhD Fellowships will be awarded.

Expected Outcomes:
The PhD Fellowships are part of a joint undertaking by IDRC and UPEACE to develop an evidence-based, strong research capacity in Africa on critical issues of governance and security. The fellowships will support young African researchers who are embarking on their PhD studies with the aim to produce a significant number of African researchers with high expertise in issues of governance and security.

Successful applicants will be required to participate in two Research Training Workshops organized by UPEACE Africa Programme during the Award period. In addition, fellows will also be required to contribute at least one article to the Africa Peace and Conflict Journal (APCJ), a peer reviewed journal published by UPEACE Africa Programme, by the third year of their grant

Applications will be considered from candidates, who are registered for PhD in Governance and Security Studies.

Under Governance, applications will be considered in the following themes:

Democracy, political participation and political settlements;
Elections, electoral reform, electoral processes and their contribution to democracy;
Devolution and decentralization of power and implication for legitimacy and accountability;
Informal governance institutions and their contribution to sustainable reforms and political arrangements;
Citizen engagement and enhanced state responsiveness and accountability;
The role of women in political process;
Human rights
Under Security, applications will be considered in the following themes:

Citizen protection and the responsibility to protect;
Impact of pluralism of security forces and state legitimacy and accountability;
Non-state armed groups and the link to state authority;
Role of civil society in oversight of the security apparatus;
Cross border insecurity and the role of the state, the regional organisations and non-state actors;
The role of state and non-state actors in promoting the security of women and girls in situations of gender based violence.

Applicants must:

Hold citizenship of an African country in Sub-Saharan Africa;
Be enrolled/accepted in a PhD Programme in the field of Governance and Security Studies in Universities in Sub Saharan Africa;
Be a full time PhD student;
Submit a letter of support from the Lead Supervisor
Undertake the research within Sub-Saharan Africa.
Have a Masters Degree in related discipline


The Fellowship will support original research that addresses clear research question(s), employs appropriate and rigorous design and has a clear national and/or regional policy implication(s);
Candidates must demonstrate interest in pursuing a teaching/research career;
The research topic should have strong endorsement and support from the candidate’s department of attachment;
Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

The applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Relevance to the study of Governance and Security Issues in Africa
Candidate’s scientific background and potential to develop a strong teaching/research career;
Scientific merit of the PhD Proposal including originality of research question(s); clarity and adequacy of the study design; demonstrated knowledge of relevant/current literature; etc..
Conducive research environment including commitment of lead supervisor and department to facilitate timely completion of studies;

The duration of the Fellowship is for three years from the time of notification of selection. Successful applicants will receive the first installment of the award within sixty (60) days after the announcement of the winners. Future installments will be provided upon satisfactory progress and submission of narrative and financial reports.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents: -

Completed Check List (signed and dated)
Cover Letter
A personal Statement
Curriculum Vitae
Certified Transcripts
Proof of Citizenship
Evidence of enrolment
Two reference Letters (one of which must come from a faculty member with extensive knowledge of applicant’s academic history and performance)
Approved Research Proposal
Budget in USD
The Application form is available on www.africa.upeace.org or here

All required documents listed above should be sent both electronically and in hard copies. Hard copies should be sent through the Post Office to UPEACE before the deadline (see address below under IX).

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

31th March 2012

Complete applications must be received at the Office of the Africa Programme by the deadline. No application will be received after the deadline.

Only SHORT-LISTED applicants will be contacted.
Short listed applicants will be notified by 15th May 2012.
Applicants, who have not been contacted on the notification day, should note that their application was not successful.

Applications must be sent to:

The Director
UPEACE Africa Programme
P.O.Box 2794 code 1250
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Telephone: +251 11 6180991/92
Fax: +251 11 6180993
E-mail: africaprogramme@upeace.org and tabebe@upeace.org

For further information, please visit UPEACE Africa Programme Website at www.africa.upeace.org


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