Piet Rietveld Scholarship for Developing Countries at Vrije University Amsterdam, 2018

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research.

VU Amsterdam requires you to take an English test and to submit your score as a part of the application. You can begin your application, however, before you have completed the test and then submit your passing score once you have been conditionally admitted. Exceptions to the English Language Proficiency requirement are made if you have completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue Master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Eligible candidates should be admitted to the Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics master’s degree programme at VU Amsterdam.
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers the yearly tuition fee, and provides an allowance of € 3000 towards living costs.
  • Nationality: Students from Developing Countries
  • Number of Scholarships: Single scholarship is available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: The master’s programme offers a yearly single scholarship for an excellent student in the programme originating from a developing country. Especially Indonesian students are encouraged to apply.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following requirements:

In October 2016, Dutch students and education experts gave Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics high marks for the quality of teaching staff, internal communication, and course content. The Netherlands Higher Education Center, therefore, recognized the programme as a Top Rated Programme in the Keuzegids Masters 2017, the Dutch higher education guide for prospective students.

Best programme 
The MSc Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics programme at VU Amsterdam ranked first among similar programmes in the Netherlands (National Student Survey 2017). Dutch students gave our programme high marks for their overall satisfaction.

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Specializations

You apply for the Master’s programme Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics. Later on during the year, you may specialize in one or a combination of the following fields:

  • Urban and Regional Economics
    Regions, cities, and buildings: Understanding the spatial and economic dimensions of urbanization, agglomeration and regional decline and development
  • Transport Economics
    Understanding the economics of the great societal challenges in urban and international transport, mobility, and accessibility
  • Environmental Economics
    Understanding the economic and spatial aspects of the great societal challenges in managing local and global environments, natural resources and the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy

The master’s programme offers a yearly single scholarship (Piet Rietveld Scholarship) for an excellent student in the programme originating from a developing country. Especially Indonesian students are encouraged to apply.

English Language Requirements: VU Amsterdam requires you to take an English test and to submit your score as a part of the application. You can begin your application, however, before you have completed the test and then submit your passing score once you have been conditionally admitted. Exceptions to the English Language Proficiency requirement are made if you have completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to a Master’s programme at VU Amsterdam are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 – please note that candidates must take the Academic test and not the General one!
  • TOEFL paper-based test: 580
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: 92
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C
  • Vu-test English-language proficiency: TOEFL ITP

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Send a CV, a Grade List, and a Letter of Motivation to the following e-mail address: jos.van.ommeren-at-vu.nl.

Please apply simultaneously for admittance to the master’s programme, insofar as you have not done so already.

Application form

Scholarship Link

Scholarships for Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar at Thai Universities, 2018

The Ministry of Education, Thailand in cooperation with Thai universities invites nationals of Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar to apply for Thailand Scholarships for the academic year 2018.

The Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Ministry of Education, Thailand is responsible for managing higher education provision and promoting higher education development on the basis of academic freedom and excellence.

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The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Nationals of Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be nationals of Cambodia/Laos/Myanmar
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a related field
  • Have a good English proficiency
  • Maximum age: 27 years(up to the closing date of application) for master’s degree and 35 years(up to the closing date of application) for doctoral degree
  • Be of good health physically and mentally

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English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s or doctoral degree programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award:

  • Allowance including living allowance and accommodation during the stay in Thai host universities
  • A travel expense to and from home country at the beginning and the end of the scholarship term respectively
  • Coverage of health and accident insurance during the period of scholarship in Thailand
  • Allowance for textbooks
  • Tuition and all relevant fees

Number of Scholarships: Up to 32 scholarships will be awarded.
Scholarship can be taken in Thailand

Application Procedure:

  • Completed application form with photographs taken no more than six months from the deadline of application
  • A certified copy of degree certificate for bachelor’s / master’s degree
  • Item Details
  • A certified copy of transcript of records for bachelor’s / master’s degree study with grades and grade point average in English
  • 2 letters of recommendation in English written by faculty members of the home university. The letter should have an institution emblem or institution’s official stamped on it.
  • Birth certificate or national identification card or certified copy of passport showing date of birth with English translation

How to Apply:

Applicants can obtain the application form from the website of the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Fully Funded Masters and Doctoral Research Scholarship in South Australia 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for a Fully Funded Master degree and Doctoral Research Scholarship in South Australia. ASI is a program which provide fully-funded scholarship to potential applicants. International Students are invited to apply for the scholarships

Location: University of Adelaide, South Australia

Nationality: Internationally

Period of study:

  • Master degree: Two years
  • Doctoral Research degree: Three years

Type of scholarship: Fully funded

 

Eligible:

  • Have a very successful bachelor degree.
  • Scholarship will look into academic record and research potential
  • International student must not hold a research qualification from University of Adelaide
  • Applicants must not be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia and New Zealand
  • BE able to attend full-time degree in the University

How to apply: go to this link in order to apply:

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/admission/

Official Website: Click here to go to official website

Deadline:

Round 1 2018
Last Day to Apply
: 31 August 2017

 

Round 2 2018

Last Day to Apply: 31 January 2018

 

Round 3 2018

Last Day to Apply: 30 April 2018

Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) – 2018

The Canada Graduate Scholarships are now open. This award available for students undertaking Master or Doctoral degree at a Canadian University. The winning students will receive benefit of $17,500 which is tenable for maximum one year. No application will be received after 1 December each year.

Scholarship Description
The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada (refer to Eligibility). This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields. The CGS M Program supports up to 2,500 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC.

Value and Tenure
Those are selected will receive 12 month benefit of $17,500.

Level and Area of Studies
Master and Ph.D. degree in any field.

Place of Study
At a Canadian University.

Eligibility and Criteria
Only those who are satisfying the following criteria will be considered for this scholarship:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • be enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian institution with a CGS M allocation;
  • have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in: the master’s program for which you are requesting funding; or the direct-entry doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; or the combined master’s-doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; or a master’s program that was or will be fast-tracked to a doctoral program, and you are requesting funding for the first 12 months of this doctoral program;
  • not have previously held a CGS M;
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent);
  • submit a maximum of one scholarship application per academic year to either CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC (the Research Portal will allow the application to be submitted to up to five institutions – refer to Application Procedures).

Applicants’ Nationality
Only Canadian students are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
Please click the application link below to see further instruction.

Submission Deadline
1 December on annual basis.

Website and Application Link

Swire/Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya Master Scholarship, 2018

The St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in partnership with the Swire Charitable Trust and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Kenya offers Master Scholarship on the basis of both academic merit and potential as well as financial need. The scholarship is exclusively open for the nationals of Kenya in any subject offered at St Antony’s College.

The aim of the scholarship is to strengthen the bond between the students of UK and Kenya.

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Kenya was founded in the 1920s, and since then has represented alumni of both universities in Kenya. It has about 200 members and has long supported Kenyan students on courses in Oxford and Cambridge.

Course Level: The scholarship is available to pursue the master degree.

Study Subject:  The scholarship is awarded in the fields offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The total value of the scholarship is £30,000 which for most courses will cover University and College fees and a contribution towards living costs.

Number of Scholarships: One scholarship is available.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The scholarships are open to applicants who are citizens of Kenya and who have applied for a full-time one year Master’s degree in any subject offered at St Antony’s College.
  • The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential as well as financial need. Scholars should intend to return to Kenya after completing their Master’s degree, and preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit Kenya.
  • Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the University’s course guide for more information.

 Nationality: Kenyan applicants are eligible for the scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous year degree.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must submit evidence that you meet the University’s English language requirement for your course (or, if you are eligibe, you can request a waiver of the requirement), if:

  • Applicant’s first language is not English, or
  • Applicant’s first language is English but you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

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How to Apply: In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study to the University.

Online application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 8 or 19, 2018 depending on the programme students apply.

Scholarship Link

University of Derby Regional High Achievers African Scholarship for Undergraduate and Masters Students 2018/2019

The University of Derby is offering the Regional High Achievers scholarships for 2018/2019. These scholarships are available to apply for once you have received an offer on a course from the University.

Application Deadline: 14th January 2018

Eligible Regions: 

  • SE Asia
  • China
  • India
  • North Africa
  • Africa

To Be Taken At (Country): UK

Type: Undergraduate, Masters

Eligibility: 

Undergraduate courses:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
  • Cambridge English Scale: B2
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 4 for undergraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

Postgraduate courses:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
  • Cambridge English Scale: B2
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 5 for postgraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

Number of Awards:

  • Undergraduate: 5
  • Masters: 5

Value of Award:

  • Undergraduate: £3,000
  • Masters: £3,000

How to Apply: These scholarships are available to apply for once you have received an offer on a course from the University.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: University of Derby

Important Notes:  Please note that any applications received after the deadline cannot be accepted and this offer may not be used with any other promotion.

South West Campus International Scholarship at ECU in Australia, 2018

The Edith Cowan University is now accepting applications for the award of scholarships covering 10 % of the tuition fees. The scholarship is open for an international student who intends to study on campus at ECU’s South West Campus, in a course available at that study location.

The Edith Cowan University is an Australian public university located in Perth, Western Australia. It was named after the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament, Edith Cowan, and is the only Australian university named after a woman.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to study an undergraduate degree or postgraduate coursework degree.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship provides a 10% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their course at ECU.

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be an international student who intends to study on campus at ECU’s South West Campus, in a course available At that study location (see what you can study at our South West Campus);
  • Be commencing study at ECU in the next intake;
  • Meet ECU’s English and academic direct entry requirements for the course of your choice;
  • Not be in receipt of another scholarship or sponsorship;
  • Not have a pending course application with ECU;
  • Not currently be enrolled in another ECU course;
  • Be an International student and not an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen; and
  • Intend to study an undergraduate degree or postgraduate coursework degree.

Nationality: International student can apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply:

  • If you believe you are eligible, submit the Scholarship Pre-Approval form and accompanying evidence to demonstrate you meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.
  • ECU will contact you to pre-approve or decline your scholarship eligibility. This will be within one week after you’ve completed the Scholarship Pre-approval form.
  • If successful, you will be provided with specific instructions on how to apply for your course and redeem your scholarship.
  • If you are made an offer for an ECU course, your fees will be adjusted automatically.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 31, 2017.

Scholarship Link

EASL Postgraduate Fellowship Sheila Sherlock for International Students in Europe, 2017

The European Association for the Study of the Liver awards EASL Postgraduate Fellowship is intended to support European and non-European applicants who wish to conduct research at a European centre.

The aim of the fellowship is to support the most promising newly qualified postgraduate researchers who wish to expand research fields and start developing their independent research careers.

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) is a European professional association for liver disease.

Course Level: The fellowship is available to pursue postgraduate research programme.

Study Subject: The fellowship is awarded in the fields offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The fellowship will cover the following:

  • Base funding of 60,000 EUR per year paid directly to the Hosting Institution, providing support for basic salary. The Salary Contribution may also cover part of the research expenses, depending on the salary determined by the Hosting Institution, and detailed in the fellowship application.

Number of Scholarships: Number of scholarship is not given.

Scholarship can be taken in Europe

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Candidates must be active EASL members or have applied for membership at the time of the application;
  • Applicant must not hold a permanent position;
  • The Hosting Institution must be in Europe;
  • The Hosting Institution must be different from the Home Institution and preferably located in a different European country;
  • No more than 1 application per hosting and home institution will be considered;
  • The research supervisor in the hosting institution must be an EASL member but must not be a member of the EASL Governing Board.
  • No restriction on the applicant’s age or nationality

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Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for the fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:  Applicants must hold a PhD and /or an MD degree and have no more than two years of postgraduate research experience.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have fluency in English.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online mode.

  • A detailed research proposal identifying an important research question and the plan to achieve the aims (max. 4 pages)
  • A detailed CV (Max. 2 pages)
  • 2 reference letters (including one from the candidate’s senior mentor at the home institution)
  • An official letter signed by the candidate’s supervisor at the hosting institution including the following:
  • A statement detailing how much of the design and research work will be done by the candidate,
  • A statement confirming that the object of the research program is unpublished (as defined by not having appeared on PubMed) by the closing date for award submissions
  • A confirmation that the Hosting Institution will appoint the candidate under a temporary employment contract if the fellowship is granted.
  • A confirmation that the candidate is, or has applied to become, a member of the EASL.

Online application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 30, 2017.

Scholarship Link

Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 for African Entrepreneurs. USD100 000 Prize

Are you an African entrepreneur, academic or inventor with an innovation that could potentially provide an African solution to some of the continent’s every day challenges? If your answer is “yes”, then you should apply for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA).

Application Deadline: 10th January 2018 at 23:59 GMT.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) winners will be announced and awarded at a special ceremony. Venue and exact date will be announced by mid-April 2018 and will be posted on IPA website and other social media channels.

Eligible Fields: The Prize focuses on the following Innovation areas:

  • Agriculture/Agribusiness
  • Environment,Energy and Water
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Information, Communication and Technologies (ICTS)
  • Manufacturing and Service Industry

Innovations that fit into a thematic area not identified above are also welcome. However, the IPA Secretariat must be notified about this submission, with full details.

About the Award: IPA is an initiative of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF). The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development in Africa.

The theme for Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 is “African innovation: Investing in prosperity”. This theme stems from the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 9 which calls on countries to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. AIF believes that funding streams, investment and resources are critical to obtain a clear value chain for innovation in Africa, contributing to sustainable development.

Previous Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) editions have held in Botswana (2016), Morocco (2015), Nigeria (2014), South Africa (2013) and Ethiopia (2012). Last year’s winners were selected from nearly 1,000 entries across 46 countries.

IPA is looking for applications in social and economic innovation including manufacturing and service industry, health and well-being, agriculture and agri-business, environment, energy and water, and ICT showcasing ground-breaking innovations. Other ventures are also welcome to apply, though.

Offered Since: 2011

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility:  Below are specific guidelines on who can apply and how to apply:

  • Eligible innovations MUST be by Africans for Africa. Africans in the Diaspora can also apply if their innovations are of significance for Africa. People who do not hold citizenship of an African country are not eligible to apply. An exception will be made for Africans who hold the citizenship of a non-African country;
  • A fully completed application form with a full description of the innovation must accompany each submission; if not, the entry will be disqualified;
  • The innovation description should clearly illustrate the social and/or economic outcome and impact with regard to African development and the priority area chosen; it should also be in line with the IPA assessment and selection criteria.
  • Application forms and description of the innovation should be in English, French or Portuguese. While the innovations can be conducted in any language including local languages, the submissions should be translated and submitted in English, French or Portuguese;
  • Applicants are required to attach a letter of support/endorsement from an institution or an authority with knowledge of their innovation. This will serve as a testimony of how important the innovation is in addressing development challenges faced by Africans.
  • Each mandatory question on the application form MUST be answered; if not, the application will be deemed incomplete and disqualified.
  • There is no application fee and age limit, but the applicant must be in a position to defend their submission at any stage of the process.

Selection Criteria: In the overall assessment of winning applications, the winners are established with reference to:

  • The uniqueness of their innovations and superiority to similar or alternative solutions;
  • The size and nature of positive social impact that can be attributed to application of their innovation;
  • The potential of the innovation to become a commercial success or sustainable (for social innovations)

The following are the five criteria to be considered:

  1. Originality: The uniqueness of the product and its superiority in comparison with similar or alternative products in the market
  2. Marketability: The extent to which the innovation sufficiently addresses the problem it seeks to solve at a cost or model that is accessible to the target market
  3. Scalability: The extent to which the solution can be easily applied to other similar markets beyond the applicant’s immediate or local environment
  4. Social impact: The ability of the innovation to create or effect positive or desirable change within the target community and beyond
  5. Scientific/technical aspects: For tangible technical/scientific products; the extent to which the technical/scientific specifications of the innovation are grounded on established science and sufficiently address anticipated product risks.

Number of Awardees: 3

Value of AwardThe IPA 2018 will consist of three Awards and support to all nominees which will be given following the criteria outlined above:

  • First Prize (US$100 000): The overall winner whose innovation demonstrates the best innovation with clear business potential
  • Second Prize (US$25 000): The innovator who best demonstrates a commercially-driven business innovation. Beyond the aforementioned five criteria, this Award will be carefully assessed on its marketability and commercial potential.
  • Special Prize for Social Impact (US$25 000): The innovation that demonstrates the greatest social impact.
  • 7 nominees each receive a voucher worth $5000

How to Apply: 

  • All applications must ONLY be submitted through our online portal for the competition at: https://ipa.africaninnovation.org/s/login/
  • Applications can be submitted in English, French or Portuguese.
  • You can select your preferred language when you land at the link above.

A duly completed form with a full description of the innovation must accompany each submission; otherwise the entry will be disqualified. Each mandatory question must be answered fully and making a reference to the attachments does not replace answering the question and would lead to disqualification.

Before starting your application, please read the Terms and Conditions very carefully. You can access them here.

Visit Award Webpage for details

Award Provider:  African Innovation Foundation (AIF)

Fully-funded Masters Scholarships At Swire/Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya 2018/2019

Applications are available for Masters scholarship at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, This is in partnership with the Swire Educational Trust and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Kenya, Only eligible persons whom have complied with the stated criteria will be considered for this program

The Swire Educational Trust has a longstanding relationship with St Antony’s College and has over many years funded numerous scholarships for both students and Academic Visitors, as well as until 2014 funding the Swire Fellow Professor Rosemary Foot, now an Emeritus Professor at St Antony’s College.

Type: Masters

Eligible Field of Study: Any

Value of Scholarship: The total value of the scholarship is £30,000 which for most courses will cover University and College fees and a contribution towards living costs.

Eligible Countries: Kenya

To be taken at (country): UK

Eligibility: 

  • The scholarships are open to applicants who are citizens of Kenya and who have applied for a one year Master’s degree in any subject offered at St Antony’s College.
  • The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential as well as financial need. Scholars should intend to return to Kenya after completing their Master’s degree, and preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit Kenya.
  • Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the University’s course guide for more information.

How to Apply: In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study to the University by the January deadline (8 or 19 January 2018 depending on the programme you apply to – please check the University’s guidance on application deadlines) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (16 March 2018).

All eligible applications will be considered and there is no separate application process for this scholarship. 

Application Deadline: 8th or 19th January 2018

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Swire Educational Trust, Oxford and Cambridge Society of Kenya, University of Oxford

Important Notes: Successful candidates will be notified successful candidates by July 2018.