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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