La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students

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La Trobe University offers an extensive program of scholarships to students who have high academic profile. This Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) cover tuition fees for high-achieving International Students accepted into undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.

Scholarship provided: La Trobe University, Australia

Institution(s): La Trobe University, Australia

Scholarship Award : The scholarship is worth between $10,000 and $20,000 and goes towards tuition fees. The scholarships are paid across a maximum of two semesters (or 12 months). These scholarships are not renewable and do not cover living costs.

Eligible for Scholarship:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand
  • Must be applying to start an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program
  • Must also have scored 85% or equivalent in their previous degree/award
  • Must meet English language and academic entry requirements
  • Note: applicants are not eligible if they are starting a Higher Degree by Research, exchange program, Study Abroad program, ELICOS and Foundation Studies program, or Diploma course

Application Overview :La-Trobe-University

You can only apply for this scholarship if you have an offer to study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program program at La Trobe University.  After you receive your offer, you must complete the scholarship application form and submit it to La Trobe International by the application deadline.

 

Application Deadline: The deadline for Semester 2, 2015 was on 8 March 2015. There are three closing dates for Semester 1, 2016 – 11 September 2015, 13 November  2015 and 8 January 2016.

 

Website/Links:   http://www.latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/scholarships/coursework

Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students

RHODESRhodes Scholarships are awarded for pursuing full-time postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, UK. 83 Rhodes scholars are selected annually from 14 countries or groupings of countries around the world. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world.

Scholarship provided by : Rhodes Scholarship Fund
Institution(s): Oxford University in UK
Scholarship Award :

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, the university application fee, a personal stipend for living expenses, private health insurance, and economy class airfare to and from Oxford at the commencement and conclusion of the scholarship.
Rhodes selection criteria:
• literary and scholastic attainments
• energy to use one’s talents to the full
• truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
• moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
Eligible for Scholarship:
The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young women and men of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, social background, or disability.
Cecil Rhode’s will outlines four criteria to be used in the election of Scholars:
• literary and scholastic attainments
• energy to use one’s talents to the full
• truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
• moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
•Age limits vary between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 .

Application Overview :

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open during the spring and summer of the preceding year.

All candidates for the Scholarship should read the information about the Scholarships applicable globally, and then proceed to their country-specific page. Online application is not available for applicants to New Zealand and Pakistan. Please refer to the relevant country page: New Zealand or Pakistan.
In broad terms, all constituencies will require the following materials in differing forms:
• Evidence of academic record / transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study
• Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities
• Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
• Evidence of age / birth certificate / passport
• English Language proficiency (where English is not the first language)
• Photograph
• List of referees (usually several are required) who can attest in confidential references to the character and intellect of the applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and leadership achievements (and who should never include people to whom you are related)
Application Deadline: Deadline varies per country but is around July-October of the preceding year you wish to study.
Website/Links: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/

Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

gateEach year, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds bill gates scholarship to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

 

Scholarship provided by : The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Institution(s): University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Scholarship Award :
A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely: the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate, a maintenance allowance for a single student, one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course, and inbound visa costs.
The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis such as family allowance, conference attendance, fieldwork allowance, some fourth year funding for PhD scholars and hardship funding.
Criteria for Selection :
• Intellectual ability
• Leadership capacity
• A good fit with Cambridge
• A desire to use knowledge to contribute to society
Eligible for Scholarship:
• Citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
• Must apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study:
o Ph.D. (three year research only degree)
o One-year post-graduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma, MBA etc.)
o MSc or MLitt (two year research only degree)
o MBBChir Clinical Studies (3 year taught degree)
• Must be admitted to one of the degrees above at Cambridge through the University’s normal admission procedures. The Trust does not admit students.
Application Overview :
You must apply for admission as a postgraduate student to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the same time, using the one application pack. It is important to read the How to Apply section and visit the official website (link found below)
Application for entry in October 2016 will be open in September 2015.
Website/Links: http://www.gatescambridge.org/

Sydney Achievers International Scholarships

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The Sydney Achievers International Scholarships are for new high achieving, academically meritorious, international students who wants to study an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney. These prestigious scholarships are one of the finest institutions of higher education in the world.

Scholarship provided by : University of Sydney

Institution(s): University of Sydney, Australia

Scholarship Award :

For Undergraduate :

  • AUD$10,000 each per annum, available for the CRICOS registered duration of a recipient’s program of study, for any Undergraduate program offered at the University of Sydney (subject to the recipient maintaining satisfactory academic progress each year).
  • No living allowance is payable.

For Postgraduate :

  • AUD$10,000 each per annum (ie, $15,000 in total for a 1.5 year program, $20,000 in total for a 2 year program), available for the CRICOS registered duration of a recipient’s program of study, for any Postgraduate Coursework program offered at the University of Sydney (subject to the recipient maintaining satisfactory academic progress each year).
  • No living allowance is payable.

Eligible for Scholarship:

For Undergraduate :

  • Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an international senior secondary qualification accepted by the University with outstanding results, as deemed by the University of Sydney.
  • Students completing Foundation Studies Programs offered by Australian or New Zealand universities are eligible.
  • Students who have already commenced/completed tertiary studies, or students transferring with credit exemptions and/or advanced standing, are not eligible.
  • Students will be under 18 years of age.

 

For further information on equivalents to Australian Year 12 qualifications and a table showing standard academic requirements for some of these examinations relative to ATAR scores see:
Undergraduate entry requirements

For Postgraduate :

  • Applicants must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree qualification with outstanding results based on the Australian grading system, as deemed by the University of Sydney.
  • Students who have already commenced/completed postgraduate studies are not eligible.

Application Overview :

  • No separate application is required for the scholarship. Applications for Admission to Semester Two 2015 are now open. To apply, visit our FIND A COURSE website.
  • To be considered for the Sydney Achievers International Scholarship, a candidate must receive an Unconditional Offer of Admission.
  • All eligible applicants with an unconditional offer by a specified cut-off date will be considered. From that pool, top-ranked eligible applicants will be selected and invited to complete an Expression of Interest form. All those returning a completed EOI form by the due date will be further considered, from which successful candidates will be selected and then offered the scholarship by email.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection will be based strictly on academic merit as per the University’s admission requirements.
  • Only applicants with unconditional offers of admission will be considered.
  • Selection will be made by the Student Recruitment & Admissions Group, whose decision will be final. No appeals will be entertained.

Application Deadline:

Round 1
To be considered, you must have an Unconditional Offer by 30 May 2015.
Invitations to EOI will be sent to selected applicants by 2 June 2015.
Applicants who returned their EOIs by 9 June 2015 will be considered.
Offers for the scholarship will be made by 16 June 2015.

Round 2
To be considered, you must have an Unconditional Offer by 19 June 2015.
Invitations to EOI will be sent to selected applicants on 19 June 2015.
Applicants who returned their EOIs by 24 June 2015 will be considered.
Offers for the scholarship will be made on 26 June 2015.

Website/Links:  http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/sydney-achievers.shtml

The University of Sydney reserves the right to make changes to this Scholarships program without notice and at its discretion.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission offers excellence scholarships for foreign scholars and artists in Switzerland. The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs at one of the public funded universities or recognized institution. The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. The Scholarship is only valid for a full time Postdoctoral Research or Research in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed Postdoctoral Research or mixed Research (part time in Switzerland and part time in a third country).

Scholarship provided by : Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission.
Institution(s): Any of the ten (10) Swiss Public Universities, the two (2) Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, the public teaching and research institutes and the Universities of applied sciences
Scholarship Award : The scholarship covers a monthly payment , exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, special lodging allowance, etc.

Eligible for Scholarship:
(a) For Research:
-Master degree or equivalent University degree
-The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application
-Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
-Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the Research
-Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
-Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Research
-Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship
(b) For PhD and Research:
–Master degree or equivalent University degree recognized by the Swiss University
-The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application
-Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
-Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the PhD. In the case where the PhD is run within a structured doctoral school applicant must provide an admission letter or the proof that they are being considered for admission
-Applicants must apply for the scholarship as well as to the chosen Swiss University. The 2 procedures are separate ones.
-Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
-Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the PhD studies
-Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship
(c) For Postdoctoral:

-PhD degree
-There cannot be a gap of more than 5 years between the award of the PhD and the application deadline
-Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
-Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the postdoctoral research
-Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
-Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Postdoctoral Research
-Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government.
(d) For Fine Arts Scholarships:
-Bachelor degree or equivalent degree
-The candidate must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. There should not be a time lapse of more than 3 years between the Bachelor graduation and the beginning of the scholarship.
-Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
-Applicants must apply to the chosen Conservatory or Art School as well as for the scholarship. The 2 procedures are separate ones
-Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Master program
-Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second

Application Overview :In order to apply for a scholarship, please contact the relevant application institution in your country of origin (institution cited in the factsheet, that you can find when you choose your country from the drop-down menu HERE.

The next offer for the academic year 2016-2017 will be online from August 2015. The deadline for applications varies from one country to another.
Application Deadline: The application deadline falls between September and November, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.
Website/Links : http://www.sbfi.admin.ch/themen/01366/01380/01715/index.html?lang=en

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships in Australia for International Students

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The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme . The awards are offered to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Master’s or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study. The award provides financial support up to 2 years for a master’s and up to 4 years for a PhD. Continue reading

British Chevening Scholarships for International Students

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Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme which offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. Chevening Scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable young students worldwide to pursue postgraduate studies in the UK each year.
Scholarship provided by : British Government/The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Continue reading

Fulbright Foreign Student Program in USA

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The Fulbright Program are full scholarships in USA for international students who wants to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree. The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.
Scholarship provided by : Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies.
Institution(s): USA Universities and Academic Institutions
Scholarship Award : Full tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. Continue reading

Workforce Improvement Grant (WIG)

WIG awards up to $2000 annually to students at least 24 years old based on financial need. Students apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and awards are made by the institution the student attends. Students may be enrolled part time.


Requirements:

Must meet income requirements, be at least 24 years old, FAFSA Required.

Award Amount:

Up to $2000 annually.

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