Apply for ESD Scholarship Programme 2016-2017 in Estonia!

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) is currently inviting applicants from young diplomats and civil servants for its training program International Relations and European Integration taking place at the Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn. The training course includes three thematic modules:

  • International Relations
  • European Studies
  • Diplomatic Studies

Scholarship Covers

  • tuition fee
  • monthly allowance (450 EUR)
  • accommodation in Tallinn (incl. utilities and internet connection)
  • health insurance in Estonia during the studies
  • cost of Schengen visa and Estonian residence permit
  • scholarship does NOT cover the costs of travel to and from Tallinn

Eligible Countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Nepal, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Tunisia.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Holds the citizenship of Eligible Countries (mentioned above).
  • Is not older than 35 years (when applying).
  • Has very good command of English (speaking, reading, writing skills are required on the level of advanced).
  • Is currently employed by the foreign or civil service of the above listed countries and has been employed there at least one year.
  • Is highly motivated to learn about international relations and related disciplines.
  • Priority will be given for the candidates strongly motivated to continue their professional careers within the service of their respective country/territory.
  • Is hard working, co-operative and ready for cross-cultural study environment.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Scholarship Programme.

Apply for 2017 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship: Providing Exceptional Educational Opportunities!

Deadline: 2 May 2016

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is currently accepting applications from young Africans for its 2017 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, whose aim is to provide exceptional educational opportunities, develop a network of leaders, and thereby help to build leadership capacity in Africa.

Benefits

  • Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution.
  • A study materials allowance as set by the MRF.
  • Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF.
  • A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF.
  • Economy-class travel allowance for international Scholars only from the Scholar’s home to their institution at the beginning and back home at the end of their degree programme.
  • Personal allowance.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Scholarship is open to citizens of all African countries.
  • The Scholarship is for postgraduate study at South African universities or tertiary institutions.
  • Full funding is for Honours (maximum one year) or Masters (up to a maximum of two years) or their equivalents (MBA’s excluded).
  • Any individual who will be between the ages of 19 and 30 years at the time of taking up the Scholarship may apply.
  • Applicants must posess a first degree or its equivalent or must be in the process of completing one by 31 January 2017.
  • Applicants should have a history of well above average academic results.
  • Individuals that reflect in their character a commitment to the four principles of Education, Reconciliation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
  • The MRF leadership development activities sometimes include weekends. It is a condition of the Scholarship that attendance is compulsory.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.

Call for Applications: UNESCO’s Iran Higher Education Scholarships 2016 for Afghan and Pakistani Nationals

Deadline: 15 April 2016

UNESCO Office in Tehran is currently seeking applications for its Iran Higher Education Scholarships to promote the transformative power of education as a catalyst for human development. The Islamic Republic of Iran intends to leverage its strong reputation for higher education and research in the region.

Scholarship Categories

  • The Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Afghan Nationals: Funded by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Afghan Nationals are competitive scholarships that support high-achieving Afghan individuals to undertake studies at the Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD levels in Iran’s outstanding universities.
  • The Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Pakistani Nationals: Funded by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the Iran Higher Education Scholarships for Pakistani Nationals are competitive scholarships that support high-achieving Pakistani individuals to undertake studies at the Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD levels in Iran’s outstanding universities.

Benefits

  • Full tuition fees
  • Dormitory accommodation for single scholars (Scholars accompanied by family members may be provided dormitory accommodation depending on the availability of rooms)
  • Medical insurance coverage for the scholarship holder
  • Student visa
  • Monthly living allowance upon request of the applicant

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • A citizen of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Residing in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Pakistan at the time of application
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Exceptional and motivated individuals with a very high level of academic achievement

Key Dates

  • Successful applicants will be notified by 1 July 2016.
  • Scholars must arrive in Iran by 1 August 2016 and commence their studies by September 2016.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Higher Education Scholarships.

Apply for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships: Get Scholarships worth £4,000!

Deadline: 1 May 2016

Applications are open for the Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) programme. The scholarships are designed to support the promotion of Scotland as a learning nation and a science nation and targeted at the priority sectors of creative industries, life sciences, technology, financial services and renewable and clean energy.

Priority Subject Areas

  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Clean and Renewable Energy
  • Communications, Media and Culture
  • Design
  • Earth Sciences
  • Financial Services
  • Music and the Performing Arts
  • Physical and Life Sciences
  • Technology

Funding Information

The scheme offers up to 100 awards, each worth £4,000 towards the tuition fees of successful applicants.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of Canada, India, Pakistan, USA or the People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong also being eligible as it is a Special Administrative Region of China).
  • Have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course before an application can be considered.
  • Be able to demonstrate that they can meet the costs of living in Scotland and the remaining tuition fees.
  • Not have previously studied for a full undergraduate degree in Scotland.
  • Not have previously received a Saltire Scholarship.
  • The course must be an undergraduate, Masters or PhD level course in one of the following broad subject areas (mentioned above).
  • Courses must be full time and delivered in Scotland. Online, distance learning or courses delivered at a Scottish university campus overseas are not eligible for the scholarship.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Saltire Scholarships.

Apply for University of Edinburgh Coca-Cola Scholarships!

Deadline: 1 April 2016

The University of Edinburgh and Coca-Cola are seeking applications from any country in the European Union, excluding the United Kingdom, for a scholarship to provide undergraduate study to students in any subject offered by the University.

This competitive scholarship covers the full tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance. It is tenable for the duration of the programme of study.

The University of Edinburgh was founded by the Edinburgh Town Council and became formally established as a college on 14 April 1582 after the petitioning of the Council. The University’s mission is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge.

Aims

  • Enhance our position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities and to measure our performance against the highest international standards
  • Provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students
  • Produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
  • Make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health and economic and cultural wellbeing.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The scholarship is open to applicants from any country in the European Union, excluding the UK, whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult.
  • They are awarded to applicants who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an undergraduate programme of study.
  • Applicants should have applied through the University and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) and been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh by the scholarship closing date of 1 April 2016.
  • The scholarship is not available to students already on programme.
  • The scholarship is not available to applicants liable for the overseas rate of tuition fee.
  • The scholarship may be terminated at any time when an unsatisfactory progress report is received from the School or if the scholarship holder ceases to be registered as a full-time student at the University of Edinburgh.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit University of Edinburgh Coca-Cola Scholarships.

Embassy of France in South Africa: 2016-2017 SAFe Think Scholarship Programme

Deadline: 21 March 2016

The Embassy of France in South Africa is seeking applications for its 2016-2017 SAFe Think Scholarship Programme to support exceptional students wishing to undertake a Master’s degree at a higher education institution in France.

The scholarship program addresses students in the following fields of study: political sciences, international relations, sociology, public affairs, security studies, conflict studies, human rights/humanitarian law and development studies.

The SAFeThink programme was launched in 2010 with an aim of strengthening the connections between South African academic institutes and Think Tanks and their French counterparts, specifically in the fields of Human and Social Sciences. By assisting research partners in establishing sustainable cooperation, the French government aims at facilitating the integration of South African research and policy-oriented institutions into French, European and francophone African scientific networks.

Benefits

Full bursary includes:

  • Annual tuition fees (up to 6000€/ year)
  • Round-trip flight ticket (South Africa – France)
  • Health insurance
  • Monthly stipend towards living expenses
  • Schengen visa fees

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant can be considered for a bursary if:

  • His/her field of study is in political or social sciences (international relations, sociology, public administration, peace and security, conflict studies)
  • She/he is a citizen of South Africa or Lesotho. Temporary/ permanent residents and candidates from other African countries cannot be considered.
  • She/he holds or is in the process of completing a Bachelor’s or Honor’s degree. The degree has to be completed by September 2015.
  • She/he has applied to at least 2 French universities and Master programmes. Should you be awarded a SAFeThink scholarship, applicant will need to provide his/her university admission letter by 20 June 2016 otherwise the scholarship offer will be withdrawn.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application forms via given website.

For more information, please visit SAFe Think Programme 2016.

Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships: Inviting Young Professionals from Europe

Deadline: 14 May 2016

The EUROPARC Federation is seeking applications for its Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships to support young professionals and graduated students willing to undertake study visits in Protected Areas in 2017.

Objectives

  • The Alfred Toepfer Foundation awards three Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships to promising young conservationists with practical experience in the field of nature conservation and in the work of protected areas.
  • The programme offers the opportunity of financial support for a study visit to one or more protected areas in another European country and to gather experience which will be both of benefit for the future career of the scholars, and to the EUROPARC Federation and its members.
  • The programme intends to enhance cross-national co-operation to advance the quality, innovation and European dimension of protected area management.

Themes

  • Biodiversity and Climate Change – impacts and challenges for Protected Areas
  • Sustainable Development in Protected Areas – social and economic benefits for all
  • Opportunities for Health and Well-being in Protected Areas
  • Parks for People – strategies to involve people in Protected Areas

Award available

The awards will each be worth EUR 3.000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The age limit at the time of application is 35.
  • European Nationality.
  • An important selection criterion is a convincing presentation of the applicant’s professional and personal reasons for the planned study visit.
  • Proof of relevant contacts with target protected area established at the time of application.
  • Evidence of the current employment status for:
    • Applicants from Protected Areas must have staff status.
    • Applicants from universities must be matriculated and must have completed their intermediate diploma.
  • Study visits to prepare master or doctoral thesis will not be considered
  • Command of the English language or local language where the study visit will be undertaken.
  • The award of the scholarship more than one time is not possible.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Natural Heritage Scholarships.

University of Queensland Australia: Inviting Students for European Global Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The University of Queensland (UQ) Australia is seeking applications from Students for European Global Leaders Scholarship in order to provide them the opportunity to learn from UQ experts in the Business, Economics and Law areas and to build professional experience with mentoring opportunities to engage with industry and may also include an internship experience.

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions that strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, they have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Values

  • Creativity and independent thinking: They welcome new ideas from our staff and students as well as from our alumni and our external partners.
  • Honesty and accountability: They act with integrity and professionalism and uphold the highest ethical standards.
  • Mutual Respect and Diversity: It promotes diversity in the University community – through our people, ideas and cultures.
  • Supporting our people: UQ ensures the safety and wellbeing of our people.

Scholarship Award

  • 100% Tuition fee waiver for up to 4 semesters for students who undertake postgraduate study in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (excluding the MBA).

It may also include:

  • Professional experience to support career development, including an internship, mentoring and industry engagement.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizens of Europe, who normally reside in Europe
  • Students who have received an unconditional offer for a relevant postgraduate program and who are commencing students at UQ.
  • The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and high achieving students are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their applications either via email or by mail at the address given on the website.

Note: This opportunity is not open to students studying or residing in Australia.

For more information, please visit European Global Leaders Scholarship.

Participate in AskPetersen Scholarship Essay Writing Contest!

Deadline: 1 June 2016

AskPetersen is inviting each and everyone for an essay writing contest with a chance to get applicant’s essay published and to earn a valuable prize that will motivate them to become an even better writer.

Freedom of speech is the main motto of this contest, so applicants can express any opinions related to the topic they choose.

Topics

  • Should Video Games Be Considered a Sport?
  • What Role Will Robots Play in Our Future?
  • Is Online Learning as Good as Face-to-Face Learning?
  • Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?
  • To What Writer Would You Award a Prize?
  • Should Society Support Artists and Others Pursuing Creative Works?
  • Are We Too Dependent on Computers?

Prizes

The best three participants will receive:

  • First Place: $200
  • Second Place: $100
  • Third Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card

Participation Guidelines

  • Each participant can choose only one of these topics and provide only one submission.
  • The essays should be from 500 to 1000 words long.
  • The contest is open to participants from all countries,
  • The papers should be written in English.
  • Paper must be free of plagiarism. All entries will be checked for uniqueness with a robust plagiarism detection engine. If any signs of plagiarism are revealed, your submission will be disqualified from the contest and all that effort will go to vain.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit AskPetersen Scholarship.

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program: Inviting Applicants from Developing Countries!

Deadline: 10 March 2016

The World Bank is inviting applicants for Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program which is open to women and men from developing countries with professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts.

Established in 1987 with funding from the Government of Japan, the World Bank Joint Japan Graduate Scholarship Program has helped create an international community of highly trained professionals working in economic and social development through financing of graduate and post-graduate studies.

This program enables mid-career professionals from developing countries to access the latest techniques and knowledge through graduate studies at universities worldwide. It has helped to form a global network of well-trained and experienced development professionals, transforming their countries and positively impacting future generations.

Benefits

  • Recipients will receive a full scholarship in development studies to one of the program’s preferred masters programs
  • Scholarship includes full tuition and fees, a monthly living stipend, round-trip air tickets and travel allowance.
  • Upon completion of the program, JJ/WBGSP scholars must immediately return to their home countries to apply their new skills to their countries’ social and economic development.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be citizen of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;
  • Be under the age of 45 on the Application Deadline date;
  • Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to application deadline;
  • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
  • Not be a staff member (which includes consultants) or relative of a staff member of the World Bank Group;
  • Be in good health;
  • Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in one of JJWBGSP preferred master programs;
  • Submit a completed JJWBGSP application by the Application Deadline date

For more information regarding application procedure and more, please visit Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program.