Excellence Master Fellowships for International Students at University of Geneva in Switzerland

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The Excellence Master Fellowships of the University of Geneva is now open to international students for especially science who want to pursue MSc degree (Master of Science) in any of the disciplines covered by the Science Faculty.

Scholarship provided by : University of Geneva, Switzerland
Field of study: The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva is an internationally top-ranked scientific institution covering a broad range of scientific disciplines: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Geology, Environmental Science, Pharmacy, Neuroscience and Proteomics and Bioinformatics.

Eligible for Scholarship:

Application for an Excellence Fellowship is open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months. Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence.

 

Scholarship Award : The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000/year (no teaching duties).

Number of Scholarships:  Not specified

Applicants’ Nationality: All International students may apply this fellowship.
Application Overview :

Applications should be sent as an unique pdf file by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science: Excellence-Master-Sciences@unige.ch. Completed applications should include the following documents:

  • Application Form (60 Kb, doc)
  • A Curriculum Vitae including the transcript of exams passed during the bachelor education, with grades.
  • A two-page essay in which the applicant describes his/her specific scientific interests, specifies the Master’s program at the Faculty of Science he/her would like to pursue, and motivates the intention to pursue a Master of Science programme at the University of Geneva.
  • Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent by them directly to the e-mail address indicated above).
  • Any other pertinent information like results of GRE (General requirement examination), of TOEFL or other language test.

Application Deadline: application deadline is 15 March 2016 (for Masters starting September 14, 2016).
OfficialWebsite/Links: http://www.unige.ch/sciences/Enseignements/Formations/Masters/ExcellenceMasterFellowships_en.html

Clarendon Scholarships for International Students at Oxford University in UK

oxfordThe University of Oxford offers Different types of scholarships for the extra ordinary intellectual students from all around the world in every years. Clarendon Fund Scholarships is one of the most prominent scholarships issued by the University of Oxford. It was established in 2000 but officially launched in 2001. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford.

Scholarship provided by : The Clarendon Fund, UK
Host Institution(s): University of Oxford in United Kingdom

Field of study: All degree-bearing courses at graduate level are eligible This encompasses all full-time and part-time Master’s courses (MSt, MSc, BCL/MJur, MBA, MFE, MPhil, BPhil, MSc by Research, MTh, MPP) and all DPhil programmes. A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the Graduate Course Guide. Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship Award : All Clarendon scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full.

Scholars on a full-time course receive a generous annual grant for living expenses, which is normally sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single student living in Oxford. In 2015-16 this will be £14,057 (GBP). Scholars on a part-time course receive a study support grant to help cover their non-fee costs.

Number of Scholarships:  Approximately 140 scholarships are offered every year.
Eligible for Scholarship:

The following apply:

  • Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to graduate students from all around the world.
  • Candidates applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford are eligible. This includes students who are currently studying for a Master’s degree at Oxford but who will be re-applying for a DPhil (you would be eligible for funding for the DPhil).
  • Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and open to candidates who will be starting a new course.

Selection Criteria:

election criteria vary slightly depending on the subject area and whether applicants apply for a taught or research degree, but include:
-An excellent academic record is essential: A high first class honours degree or its equivalent (a GPA score of at least 3.7 if the mark is out of 4,noting that most successful candidates achieve a score higher than 3.7) or an outstanding academic record at Master’s level is necessary (noting that an outstanding Master’s degree can compensate for a moderate first degree performance). Other indicators of high academic achievement may include individual marks on student transcripts; evidence of previous university prizes or awards; information on your overall position within your cohort; and publications (if applicable).
-Aptitude for the proposed course of study: This may be assessed by reviewing academic references, the research proposal, demonstrated evidence of aptitude for research, and the likelihood the scholar will contribute significantly to their field of study.
-Student motivation: This is assessed through evidence of the applicant’s commitment to their proposed course, evaluated by the personal statement and referees’ reports.
Application Overview :

The applicants may be considered for the scholarships automatically through applying at the University of Oxford for a course of graduate to study. Here it is different that the applicants don’t need to fill up any separate application form and submit like others for this scholarship under Clarendon Fund.

Application Deadline : Applications for 2016 entry will open on 1 September 2015. Applicant must apply to the University by the January deadline relevant to their proposed course in order to be considered for a scholarship.
Official Website/Links: http://www.ox.ac.uk/clarendon/

Address : Graduate Admissions & Funding, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD, UK.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)

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The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008. The aim of this prestigious Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program is to help Canada’s institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health sciences. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS. The scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD).

Scholarship provided by : Scholarships are distributed equally between the Canada’s three federal granting agencies:

Host Institution(s): Canadian Universities with Vanier CGS allocation. Without exception, the Vanier CGS is tenable only at the eligible Canadian institution that submitted the nomination.

Field of study: Graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Eligible for Scholarship:

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:

  • be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
  • be pursuing your first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2016
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average; and
  • must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Scholarship Award : The scholarships worth is $50,000 per year for a maximum duration of three years.

Number of Scholarships:  Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually

Application Overview :

Candidates must be nominated by the university at which they want to study. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS program.   

Applications are initiated in one of two ways. Either the student informs the faculty of graduate studies at the selected institution of their intent to apply to the Vanier CGS program OR the institution initiates the nomination process by contacting the desired candidate. More information about Application process here.

Application Deadline : There are two deadlines pertaining to the 2015-2016 competition:

  1. Institution internal deadline: Following the student’s identification in ResearchNet of the institution proposed for doctoral study, an additional deadline date and time will appear at the top of each page. This is the deadline by which your application must be submitted to the institution through ResearchNet. This deadline is set and controlled by each institution. You will not be able to submit your application past this precise date and time.
  2. Program deadline: Institutions must forward their selected nominations to the Vanier CGS program by November 4, 2015 (20:00 Eastern Time).

Official Website/Links: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development

rotaryThe Rotary Foundation offers prestigious international scholarships opportunities through the Rotary Foundation Global Grants. The purpose of  the this Scholarship program is to support international study at the  graduate level. The Rotary Global Grants may be used (for Students, Projects and Vocations) to fund and support humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate academic studies, AND vocational training opportunities in any approved location in the world.

Scholarship provided by : The Rotary Foundation

Host Institution(s): Any approved University located in a qualifying country, outside of the applicant’s home country.

Eligible groups: Non-members of Rotary sponsored/nominated by a Rotary Club

Field of study: Rotary Foundation Global Grants can be used to fund scholarships with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

Applicant Eligibility: Applicants may NOT be (1) a Rotarian; (2) an employee of a club, district, or any other Rotary entity, or of Rotary International; (3) the spouse, a lineal descendant, or an ancestor (parent or grandparent by blood) of any person in the forgoing two categories.
Additional :

  1. Global  Grant scholars are individuals who are pursuing a career in one of the six Areas of Focus.
  2. Scholars must be proficient in the native language of the host country.
  3. The program of study must be at the graduate level. The program can be no less than  one academic year and no more than four academic years.
  4. The scholar must be traveling abroad for study.
  5. The scholarship grant amount is a minimum of $30,000 for the entire course of  study.
  6. Scholars must live in the immediate vicinity of the approved study institution and in  the host Rotary district so that he/she can participate in the Rotary club and  district activities of the host club/district.
  7. Scholarships may not be used for studies that are already underway.
  8. Scholarships may not be used in conjunction with a “study abroad program” operated by an  institution other than Rotary.

Scholarship Award : The minimum budget for a global grant activity is $30,000. The Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $200,000.

which can fund the following: Passport/visa, Inoculations, Travel expenses (as specified in the grant terms and conditions), School supplies, Tuition, Room and board,  Household supplies, Language training courses (but not if university admission is contingent on improvement of language skills).   Most personal and miscellaneous expenses are not covered by the scholarship funding.

Application Overview : The application involves a two-step online process: a Proposal and an Application.

You can contact the Rotary clubs in your respective local areas/countries (using the Rotary Club Locator) to inquire on how to be sponsored for the grant. Scholars must submit individual applications to supplement the overall grant application. Each Rotary Club/District might have its own specific timeline.

Global Grant Scholarship Application 2015-16

Application Deadline : Each Rotary Club/District might have its own specific timeline. Thus, Rotary Foundation Global Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Official Website/Links:  https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/apply-grants/global-grants

Hubert Humphrey Fellowships in USA for International Students

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The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a one-year non-degree program of combined academic and professional development opportunities. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership in the government, public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations from designated countries who have a commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector to develop their own country. Participants may complete academic course work at their host universities to update their academic and professional knowledge in their field, but they do not receive an academic degree as a result of their participation in the Program. . Application deadlines vary by country.

The program was established in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter to honor the late vice president Hubert H. Humphrey. This Program is administered by the Institute of International Education and the primary support for the program comes from the United States Department of State.

Scholarship provided by : The Humphrey Program is funded primarily by a Congressional appropriation to the United States Department of State.
Host Institution(s): They are assigned in clusters of 8-15 to the U.S. institution offering the most appropriate program in their area of interest.

Eligible groups: Citizens of eligible countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South and Central Asia, and the Western Hemisphere.

More information participating countries.

Eligible for Scholarship:

  • An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree
  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • A record of public service in the community
  • English language ability

Please contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country of residence to learn about possible specific program requirements.

 

Field of study:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
    • Communications/Journalism
    • Economic Development
    • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
    • Finance and Banking
    • Higher Education Administration
    • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
    • Human Resource Management
    • Law and Human Rights
    • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
    • Public Health Policy and Management
    •  Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
    •  Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
    •  Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
    •  Technology Policy and Management
    •  Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
    •  Urban and Regional Planning

 

Scholarship Award : The Fellowship provides for:

  • Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
  • Pre-academic English language training, if required;
  • A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
  • Accident and sickness coverage;
  • A book allowance;
  • A one-time computer subsidy;
  • Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the program and domestic travel to required program events);
  • A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.

Number of Scholarships:

About 160-190 are awarded each year

 

Application Overview : The deadlines for applicants vary by country but falls around May to September each year. Please check with the Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your country to learn about the exact deadline for submitting applications.  Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by 1 October.

Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures.

Application Deadline : Application submit before Education office in Washington, DC by October 1.

Official Website/Links:  https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/

TU Delft Excellence Scholarships in Netherlands

The Delft University of Technology offers a number of excellence scholarship programs for international students. The Justus & Louise van Effen scholarship aims to financially supporting excellent international MSc students wishing to study at TU Delft. The scholarship covers the tuition fees and monthly allowance for living expenses.

Scholarship provided by : Delft University of Technology
In the field of : Engineering, Transport and communication

Institution(s): TU Delft, The Netherlands
Scholarship Award : Full scholarship – coverage of tuition fees and monthly allowance for living expenses
Number of Scholarships:
16 scholarships are awarded in total; 2 scholarships are awarded per faculty

Eligible for Scholarship: Excellent applicants admitted to one of TU Delft’s MSc programmes, with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80 percent or higher of the scale maximum in your bachelor’s degree from an internationally renowned university.

Application Overview : There is no separate application procedure for these scholarships. To be considered for these scholarships, you must apply for admissions to an MSc programme offered at TU Delft. Applications must be received before 1 December of the preceding year.

DEADLINES:
All required documentation must be received by the university before 1 November of the preceding year.

Website/Links: http://www.tudelft.nl/en/study/studying-at-the-tu-delft/finances/scholarships-awards/tu-delft-excellence-scholarships/justus-louise-van-effen-scholarships/

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands

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Each year, the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of highly talented students from non-EU/EEA countries to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.

Scholarship provided by : Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund
Institution(s): Utrecht University, Netherlands

Scholarship Subjects:
International Bachelor’s programmes: Economics and Business Economics, Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht .
International Master’s programmes : 1)Mathematical Sciences,2) Biomolecular Sciences , 3)Cancer Genomics and Developmental Biology ,4) Chemistry and Physics , 5)Cognitive Neuroscience , 6)Drug Innovation , 7)Epidemiology , 8)Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience ,9) Human Geography and Planning , 10) Legal Studies ,11) Linguistics: the Study of the Language Faculty , 12)Medieval Studies , 13) Migration, 14)Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism ,15) Sociology and Social Research , 16)Sustainable Development, 17)Theoretical Physics

Scholarship Award : Max. tuition fee + 11.000 euro living expenses per year
Number of scholarships/year: Approximately 55

Eligible for Scholarship:
The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship. The applicant should:
• Not have the Dutch or an EU/EEA nationality;
• Hold a non-Dutch secondary school diploma;
• Have been admitted to an International Master’s programme within one of the Graduate Schools mentioned above, the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business Economics or to University College Utrecht;
• Hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree (for a Master’s programme) or secondary school diploma (for a Bachelor’s programme), or an equivalent thereof;
• Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa;
Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.

Selection criteria :
Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
1. Their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
2. The academic quality and results of the preceding education, as evidenced, for example, by grades, test scores, publications, letters of recommendation;
3. The quality and relevance of the motivation letter (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
4. The quality and feasibility of the financial plan in the application;
5. The quality of the application itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).
Application Overview :
It is not possible to apply directly for the scholarship, but when you apply for admission to the programme of your choice, you can indicate whether you wish to be considered for this scholarship. The selection committees will review the application files for possible nominees.

Application Deadline: Prospective Bachelor’s students in Economics and Business Economics who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 April every year.

Prospective Master’s students who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 December every year.
Website/Links: http://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht

Utrecht University
P.O Box 80125, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 253 70 0 ,Fax:+ 31 30 253 26

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships in Netherlands(LexS)

logo-unileiden-300x300Leiden University offers excellence scholarships for excellent students from all nationalities and Non-EU/EEA students. Scholarships are awarded for all MA, MSc and LL.M programmes for Non-EU/EEA students and for master’s of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy for students of all nationalities. Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree.

Scholarship provided by : Leiden University
Institution(s) : Leiden University, at Netherlands.
In the field of : Arts and Humanities, Environmental Sciences, Fine and applied arts, Law, Mathematics and computer sciences, Medical and health sciences, Natural sciences, Social and behavioural sciences
Scholarship Award : The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:
• € 10.000 of the tuition fee
• € 15.000 of the tuition fee
• Total tuition fee minus the home fee
The number and type of awards of the scholarships depend on the budget available of the Faculty department
Eligible for Scholarship:
• Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree program.
• In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the program for which the student wishes to enroll. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant program followed abroad.
• The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (“Studiefinanciering”; for more information please refer to: www.ib-groep.nl.
• Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree
• Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions (pdf) attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.
Application Overview : You must first apply for admissions to Leiden University online. In your application, you must indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 October 2015 for all programmes starting in February 2016 and 1 February 2016 for all programmes starting in September 2016.

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Website/Links: http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/lexs.html

Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Macquarie-UniversityMacquarie University in Sydney is offering full tuition fee scholarships to high achieving international undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is highly competitive and awarded based on academic merit.

Scholarship provided by : Macquarie University, Australia.

Institution(s): North Ryde Campus of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Scholarship Award :  Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is a partial scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, the amount is varied up to AUD$10,000 and it will be awarded towards the commencement fee or reimbursed if fees already paid.
Eligible for Scholarship:

Applicants must:

  • Have citizenship of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
  • Have met the University’s academic and English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship (must hold a full offer of admission for North Ryde by the application deadline).
  • Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 for Postgraduate applications and minimum requirement of an ATAR equivalent of 90 out of 100 for Undergraduate applications.
  • Have applied for a program that is longer than one Session in duration.
  • Commence study in session and year indicated in the scholarship offer letter.
  • Have applied for a course which has a full-time study load.
  • Commence study in the semester and year indicated in their offer of Scholarship. Commencement may not be deferred.

Application Overview : Applicants must complete an online course application form. Online course application will enable you to select your course and upload scanned copies of the required documents.
-Once your course application has been processed, you will receive a Macquarie University Student Number which is compulsory to submit the online MUIS application form.
-Applicants must indicate on the MUIS application form which scholarship they are applying for: Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship Undergraduate and Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship Postgraduate.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 June 2015 for Semester 2, 2015.
Website/Links:  http://www.mq.edu.au/future_students/international/scholarships_and_awards/macquarie_university_international_scholarships/vice-chancellors_international_scholarships/

Monash International Merit Scholarships

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Monash University in Australia is offering a number of scholarship programs  for outstanding international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Monash University.

Scholarship provided: Monash University

Institution(s): Monash University in Australia

Scholarship Award : Total average value of scholarship is up to $50,000 (based on a 5 year degree); $10,000 for a full time study load (48 credit points) paid per year until the minimum number of points for degree are completed and Recipients may be asked to participate or be profiled in relevant Monash marketing, recruitment and promotional materials and/or events).

Eligible for Scholarship:

  • International student.
  • Commencing students with a full Monash course offer or continuing students, and
  • undertaking a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) degree at a Monash campus in Australian.
  • You must maintain a distinction average (70% or above) each semester.

 

Selection Criteria:
-Selection will be based on academic achievement;
-Students will also be assessed on their scholarship application statement (1000 words), and their potential to be an ambassador for Monash University;
-Preference will be given to commencing students, particularly commencing students who are not enrolled in a Monash pathway course.

 

Application Overview :

Before applying for this scholarship, you must have received a full Monash course offer with no conditions. Then, you must submit a separate application form for this scholarship by the deadline dates below.

Do not submit your supporting documentation with your application – this will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 15 March/15 April/12 June 2015 for Semester 2, 2015.

Mailing address:
Coursework Scholarships Unit
c/- Monash Connect
PO Box 197
Caulfield East, VIC 3145

Email: mu.documents@monash.edu

Website/Links:   Official Scholarship Website: http://www.monash.edu.au/study/scholarships/international/international-merit.html