Clark Graduate Bursary Fund for International Students at University of Glasgow in UK

The University of Glasgow now wishes to invite applicants for its Clark (Mile-End) Graduate Bursary Fund to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and postgraduate research programmes.

The aim of the bursary is to support graduates of the University of Glasgow or Strathclyde studying for, or applying to study for, a subsequent degree at a university in the UK or abroad.

The University of Glasgow (Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Ghlaschu, Latin: Universitas Glasguensis) (abbreviated as Glas. in post-nominals) is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: Applications can be submitted between 1st March and 1st October each year.
  • Course Level: Bursary is available to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and postgraduate research programmes.
  • Study Subject: Bursary is awarded in the field offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: The value of the bursary normally between £500 and £1,500.
  • Nationality: International Applicants are eligible to apply for the bursary.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of bursaries is not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra ,Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic of Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republi,c East Timo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea North, Korea South, Kosovo, Kuwait Kyrgystan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar(Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepa,l Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau ,Palestine ,Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis ,St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda ,Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are eligible to apply for the bursary.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants can either be graduates of the University of Glasgow or Strathclyde studying for, or applying to study for, a subsequent degree at a university in the UK or abroad.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  • There is an annual application process. Applications can be submitted between 1st March and 1st October each year.Applications must be submitted online.
  • Interviews of candidates selected for consideration are held in Glasgow at a Governors’ meeting during November. Interviewees will usually be notified within a week of the interviews whether they will receive an award. Awards are normally paid to successful applicants before the end of the year.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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

Fully-Funded PhD Scholarships at University of Cambridge in UK – 2018

Up to two Hughes Hall PhD Scholarships are awarded each year for full-time PhD study, in conjunction with the University of Cambridge. These awards are available to all nationalities and for all subjects.

Hughes Hall is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England. It is the oldest of the four Cambridge colleges which admit only mature students.

RWU International Merit Scholarships in USA – 2018

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.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time PhD study, in conjunction with the University of Cambridge.

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

Scholarship Award: These cover both maintenance and fees for all three fee-paying years. Maintenance will be paid monthly by Hughes Hall at the university’s published rate, and fees via a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for a Home/EU student or a Cambridge International Scholarship for an Overseas student.

Number of Scholarships: There are two scholarships available.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Applicants must specify Hughes Hall as their first choice college in their university application.

Nationality: These awards are available to all nationalities.

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: Applicants must complete the HH Award Application Form and submit it via email.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Scholarship Link

GreenMatter Postgraduate Awards for Postgraduate Study in South Africa 2017/2018

Applications are invited for GreenMatter Postgraduate Awards for study in South Africa. This round of applications is for students who are starting study in the 2018 academic year

Application Deadline: 5th November 2017.

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To Be Taken At (Country): South Africa

About the Award: The GreenMatter Fellowship brings together a cohort of dynamic, talented and committed biodiversity practitioners, with the objective of developing and unlocking their potential. It affords participants the opportunity to fully engage in tackling biodiversity issues through their study and career paths, alongside peers who share in that commitment.

As part of the 2018 Fellowship call, GreenMatter and partners are inviting applications for the following named awards.

The 2018 Fellowship call is inviting applications for an award from the following:

Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust:
For students wanting to enroll at a South African University to commence Honours studies in 2018. This award is supported by the Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust and GreenMatter. The cash bursary amount is ZAR 50,000 per year. The Honours coursework and proposed research topic must address GreenMatter Priority Skills Areas (As listed in the table above).

Harry Crossley Foundation/Stellenbosch University/University of Cape Town:
For students wanting to enroll at Stellenbosch University or the University of Cape Town to commence Honours and PhD studies in the 2018 (2nd and 3rd year students are not eligible). This award is supported by the Harry Crossley Foundation, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town and GreenMatter. The cash bursary amount is:
Honours: ZAR 35,000 per year
PhD: ZAR 150,000 per year for up to 3 years.
The proposed research topic must address GreenMatter Priority Skills Areas (As listed in the table above).

The Mapula Foundation MSc and PhD Award:
For students wanting to enroll at any South African university to commence Master’s and PhD studies in 2018 (2nd year students are not eligible). This award is supported by The Mapula Foundation and GreenMatter.

Mapula PhD Awards:
The PhD candidate cash bursary amount is ZAR 120,000 per year for three years only. Only PhD studies in the following biosphere reserves will be considered for the Mapula awards:

  • Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve
  • Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve
  • Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve
  • Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve

The topic of the PhD studies in these biosphere reserves must conduct an assessment of how the management practices in the Biosphere Reserve contribute to region’s biodiversity conservation and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Mapula Master’s Awards:
The Master’s cash bursary amount is ZAR 60,000 per year for two years only. The applicant’s proposed research topic must address one of the priority conservation concerns below:

  • Project One: Vhembe Biosphere Reserve
  • Project Two: Waterberg Biosphere Reserve:

 

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: Applicants must be:

  • A national of South Africa;
  • In possession of an undergraduate Degree, Honours Degree, or Master’s Degree;
  • Seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme;
  • Able to motivate how your field of study aligns to the GreenMatter priority skill areas identified.

Please apply only if you are eligible.

Selection Criteria: Your application will be assessed on the basis of the information given in the application form. We apply the following criteria:

  • Relevance in terms of priority skills
  • Leadership Competencies
  • Academic Record and References
  • Transformation and Access to Opportunity
  • Application form Applicants should:
    • Demonstrate a good command of the English language;
    • Answer all of the questions properly and completely; and
    • Complete the application and upload all supporting documents in a timely manner.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: A GreenMatter postgraduate award provides holistic support in the form of:

  • a cash contribution towards costs of living, study fees, and research costs; and
  • the opportunity to access mentoring support, career guidance and platforms to engage in learning networks.

How to Apply: 

1. Download the Guideline Document below.
2. Fill in the Application form below.
3. Return the Application and ALL supporting documentation to janavi@greenmatter.co.za by the 5th of November 2017.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: GreenMatter

Important Notes: Please note that funding for subsequent years is not guaranteed and students will be required to submit an application for extension at the end of each year.

Cultural Entrepreneurship Program 2018 in Melbourne, Australia

Cultural Infusion delivers interactive programs that build acceptance and intercultural understanding among communities and youth for a more harmonious world. Students will meet senior professionals, industry leaders, academic leaders, NGO leaders and leading practitioners who are working in this sector and based in Melbourne, Australia.

  • The Cultural Entrepreneurship Program has several objectives that are found at the individual and organizational level. These objectives are:
  1. To recognize the cultural challenges we face today are generally cultural rather than social. We meet these challenges with a genuine desire to deepen our understanding of other cultures.
  2. To promote cultural understanding between participants, which is the base of cultural entrepreneurship.
  3. To equip students with the ability to make a difference in any context. Also to encourage one another irrespective of their cultural background.
  4. To develop the mindset of an entrepreneur.

This creative new program will provide students with the tools to turn abstracts into executable plans.

  • The course will cover the following topics:
    • social entrepreneurship and cultural entrepreneurship, and the difference between the two concepts
    • culture beyond the creative industries
    • today’s new cultural challenges faced by companies and entrepreneurs
    • how cultural change affects an organization’s culture
    • being an innovative cultural entrepreneur
    • what culture is
    • the Cultural Infusion model of cultural entrepreneurship
    • entrepreneurship and innovation for a sustainable future
    • the power of digital marketing
    • an introduction of museum contexts
    • cultural entrepreneurship in action – spiritual tourism
    • how intangible cultural heritage can be presented and developed for cultural tourism and sustainability
    • approaches to the development of new audiences markets and profile through culture
    • measuring the value of cultural development initiatives
    • the keys to becoming a diplomatic cultural entrepreneur
    • the importance of cultural values and customs across political and cultural borders
    • Peace and development in World: an analysis International policy issues in cultural entrepreneurship
    • Mayibuye: creating change through dance
    • Intercultural competency
    • Achieving social and financial outcomes through sports: lessons of the Australian Football League

 

 Benefits

A unique approach

The cultural sector is going through a turbulent period. The students acquire the skills to identify and exploit the opportunities of this situation. Economics helps us to do so in several ways:

  • The arts are increasingly addressed in terms of financial and economic considerations. Our students will train to argue convincingly in this framework and to challenge preconceived ideas.
  • The cultural sector reveals fundamental challenges in mainstream economics, and we address alternative approaches.
  • Careful application of economic theory and empirical research are powerful tools for making reasonable predictions about further developments in the context of digitization and changes in public policy.

The programme should not be confused with a conventional course on cultural management. A greater emphasis has put on cutting-edge theory and original empirical research, which is an important aspect of market research, strategic management, and many entrepreneurial projects.

Cultural Concept

The first topic covered will be the cultural concept which aims to foster a new school of thought in cultural relatability. The goal will be to highlight cultural differences with the view to enhancing understanding between the various groups, going beyond the mediums of art, music and dance and others to achieve this.

Cultural Infusion believes that culture drives sustainability and quality education. Among other benefits it can also reduce poverty. Culture is key to social cohesion and inclusion for all.

Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship combines innovation, resources and the opportunity to tackle social and environmental challenges to benefit society in general. The objective is to create sustainable system changes. Social entrepreneurship aims to solve problems by disrupting existing systems.

It is important to understand social entrepreneurship before discussing cultural entrepreneurship as those two ideas have a different effect on a company. Being an entrepreneur is not about ideas, it is all about creation and development. Business creation and development will also feature as part of this section.

Cultural entrepreneurship

Cultural entrepreneurship leads to global change, creates economic value and encourages cultural preservation. It enriches local communities and communities around the world. Cultural entrepreneurship seeks to build understanding between cultures whilst helping dispel wrong assumptions.

By the end of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of cultural entrepreneurship. This will involve an understanding of cultural values, behaviours and ethics, and explain their significance for companies. This will conclude with an explanation of why cultural change precedes social change. Cultural entrepreneurship is the model we are currently moving into.

Skills

You can expect to develop an independence and integrity in developing creative ideas. You will be able to apply entrepreneurial approaches to creative projects and demonstrate an understanding of different business models to establish a creative enterprise. You will also develop team-working and leadership skills, and effective business and communication skills.

Careers

The programme will enable those who have previously studied an area of creative study/practice, such as music, media, theatre and performance, design, or computer games, to start a career developing a business arising from an existing or new creative practice.

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This may relate directly to a ‘product’ or ‘process’ arising from you own practice or to a form of ‘expertise’, ‘consultancy’ or ‘knowledge’. The programme will also equip those who wish to work within organisations that develop the infrastructure and environment for new creative businesses with the capacity to flourish in a variety of contexts.

 

 Eligibilities

  • There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this program.

Eligible Regions: Open for All

 APPLICATION PROCESS

Instructional Objectives/Course Assessment

  • A student who successfully completes this course must demonstrate that he or she is able to:
    • Create and pitch their own cultural enterprise
    • Deal with cultural issues in the formation of their cultural enterprise
    • Convince their peers about the need and relevance of their prospective company
  • It would be preferable if students brought their own laptops or tablet devices to take notes. Wi-Fi access will be provided.
  • Reading material will be provided ahead of time.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

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

Kenya DAAD Postgraduate Training Program In Germany 2018/2019

Applications are offered for Ph.D. students for Kenya DAAD Postgraduate Training Program for the academic year 2018/2019. Only Eligible applicants whom have shown interest through application will be considered for this program

The Kenya Vision 2030 policy document recommends investment in Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) in priority key sectors. One such area involves capacity building in the universities through advanced training of personnel.

The programme will offer twenty-one (21) PhD vacancies to eligible academic personnel teaching in Kenyan universities (both public and private) for a duration of up to forty-five (45) months (exclusive six (6) months German language course) at a German university.

Type: PhD

Value of Award: 

  • 6 months preparatory German language course (fulltime) including accommodation and pocket money
  • co-financed monthly scholarship instalment
  • Reimbursement of travel costs through an adequate travel lump sum that is disbursed after arrival in Germany, during the funding period respectively
  • study and research allowance
  • accident, health and personal liability insurance cover
  • further individual allowances upon application

To Be Taken At (Country): Germany

 

 Eligible Countries: Kenya

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidate must:

  • Be a citizen of the Republic of Kenya;
  • Be teaching (full or part-time) in Kenyan universities (both public and private);
  • Should have obtained the Master’s degree preferably within the past 6 years (date of graduation);
  • Be willing to undertake a six (6) months German language course.

How to Apply: The following documents must be prepared for the online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae and list of publications (use the Europass specimen form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae)
  • Abstract of one page, research proposal (not more than 10 – 15 pages) including detailed timetable; academic degree certificates and transcripts, whereby the Bachelor’s degree must have been passed with at least second class upper division and a Masters degree with at least a B+ grade (or equivalent).

Invitation letter from a German supervisor OR admission letter to a structured PhD programme at a German university

  • Two academic reference letters from university professors (forms provided in the online portal below)
  • A no objection Letter from the university, indicating the prospective function of the applicant within the university after return to Kenya and a commitment by the University to the job security of the applicant till the period of return (those on who qualify will be required to produce the Bonding document).

Application Deadline: 31st October 2017

Apply here

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: DAAD

PhD Full Scholarships at University of Zurich, Switzerland

Applications are currently available at the University of Zurich for a fully funded PhD Scholarships. International Students pursuing a Doctorate degree at the Zurich Graduate School of Economic University of ZUrich Switzerland is eligible to Apply for the  scholarship.

Nationality: international students.

Level of study: PhD candidates

Duration: 4 years
Scholarship award: Approx. CHF 42’500 p.a. plus tuition fees

Number of awards: 3 (for entry in September 2018)


Important information:

  • Preference will be provided to candidates whose research plans include areas of interest of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society.
  • Applications from all areas are warmly welcomed.
  • Admission to the Zurich Graduate School of Economics is a pre-condition for being considered for a UBS Center Scholarship.
  • The UBS Center Scholarships are full scholarships, covering living expenses and all fees.

Application procedure: detail can be found in the official website

  • Online recruitment portal (for online application)
  • After shortlisting, you will be asked to provide certain documents like certified copies of your diplomas to by regular mail.
  • After having been admitted to the program, students will have to apply for matriculation at the University of Zurich.

Deadline of online application: January 31, 2018

Click here to go to official website