Macquarie University Africa Development Scholarship in Australia

Macquarie University Africa Development Scholarship in Australia

Macquarie University is offering Africa Development Scholarship to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programme. African students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Recognized internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two percent of universities in the world and within the top 10 in Australia.

It has been designed to recognise academic excellence and provide financial assistance for international students.

Applicants must 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. All international students at Macquarie are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. Macquarie University requires the following as proof of meeting standard English language requirements (i.e. equal to IELTS 6.5).

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue the undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: University provides AU$5000 annually towards your tuition fees for the length of the course (AU$2500 is credited against your tuition fees each semester).

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of an African country.
  • Have applied for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework through a registered Macquarie University agent or through our online application system.
  • Have met the University’s academic and English requirements for the course offered at our North Ryde campus.
  • Have enrolled and be ready to begin your course in 2016 (commencement may not be deferred).
  • Commence study in the session and year indicated in your scholarship letter of offer. Commencement may not be deferred.

Important notes:

  • You’re not eligible if you are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency of Australia.
  • Students who are on an English-packaged course are eligible for this scholarship if they commence their course in 2016 or 2017.
  • You’re not eligible if you have received any other Macquarie University scholarship (which may include the UAC Scholarship) for this course of study unless you have been advised otherwise by a representative of the university.
  • To remain eligible for this scholarship, you must stay enrolled in your original approved course of study and pass all units of the course.

Nationality: African students (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have applied for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework through a registered Macquarie University agent or through our online application system

English language Requirements: Applicants must have met the University’s academic and English requirements for the course offered at our North Ryde campus.

How to Apply: You don’t need to apply directly to be considered for a country scholarship. Applicants who meet the criteria will be automatically advised of their eligibility in their Macquarie University course offer letter.

Details on how to apply to Macquarie University for a coursework degree are available on the website.

Applicants who meet the criteria will be automatically advised of their eligibility in their Macquarie University course offer letter sent via email.

Application Deadline: Application deadline for Session 1 February intake is January 31 and for Session 2 for July intake June 30, 2017.

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OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women from Developing Countries

OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women from Developing Countries

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is offering fellowships for women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC). The fellowships are awarded to pursue postgraduate studies leading to doctorate degree in all branches of the natural sciences at a centre of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities) in the South (developing countries) outside applicant’s home country.
The general purpose of the scheme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to p
romote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.
The specific aims of the scheme are to improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs, to increase the scientific productivity and creativity of women scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs and to empower a new generation of talented women to assume a leadership role in science and technology and their application to sustainable development.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postgraduate studies leading to doctorate degree at a centre of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities) in the South (developing countries) outside applicant’s home country.
Study Subject(s): Applications are accepted from female scientists in all branches of the natural sciences.
List of Subjects: Eligible Scientific fields are Agricultural Sciences; Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biological Systems and Organisms; Medical and Health Sciences; Neurosciences; Chemical Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Information Technology; Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physics. Please note that applications from students in the Basic (or ‘pure’) Sciences, such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are encouraged.
Scholarship Award: Each fellowship will be offered for up to three years and will cover the following:
– Travel expenses to and from the host institute;
– A monthly allowance to cover accommodation and meals while in the host country, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution;
– Refund of visa costs;
– A contribution for medical insurance;
– Attending one international conference/training course during the period of the fellowship;
– On a competitive basis, attending of scientific communication and proposal writing workshop.
An applicant who has already registered or who wishes to register as a PhD student at her home institute can choose a sandwich option, whereby part of the research programme is undertaken at a host institute in another developing country. In this case the fellowship provides support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) only while at the host institution. The minimum period abroad is six months. The fellowship does not provide support while the applicant is at the home institute.
-Alternatively, an applicant can enroll as a full-time research student at an institution outside her country, in this case the fellowship will provide support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) for 3 years.
-The host institution will be expected to provide the necessary facilities such as tuition, training, supervision, laboratory supplies etc.
-Accompanying persons are not eligible for support.
Scholarship can be taken at: South (developing countries), outside their own country
Eligibility:
-Open to qualified women science graduates from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (see list below).
-If applicants are over 40 years of age, they should include a brief explanation of why their research career has been delayed.
-The minimum qualification is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines .
-Host institutions must be located in a developing country. This must be a different country from the applicant’s home country.
-Applicants must provide a preliminary acceptance letter from at least one host institute. The letter must be prepared based on the sample on page 10 and be signed by the head of department, potential host supervisor or postgraduate studies coordinator.
-Students from eligible countries already enrolled on a PhD programme in their home country can apply for the sandwich option. This gives them access to expertise and resources that might not be available at the home institute.
-Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible since this implies that they have already secured sufficient funding for their studies.
-The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.
-Accompanying persons are not eligible for support.
Nationality: Fellowship is awarded to women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries.
List of Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo Dem. Rep., Congo Rep., Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Niger, Réunion, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, Western Sahara, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Supporting Material: -Applicants should complete all parts of the attached application form and enclose the mandatory preliminary acceptance letter from a host institute, and copies of all university degree certificates and university-issued transcripts, which should include grades and courses taken.
-If the applicant is registered for a doctorate degree at an institution in her home country and wishes to pursue part of her research at another institution under a “sandwich programme”, a letter of recommendation from the home institute supervisor must be enclosed.
-Applicants must also submit a research outline for their proposed PhD programme. In the case of sandwich option applicants, the outline must make it clear which parts of the work will be carried out at the host institute.
-Two SIGNED reference letters from senior scientists familiar with the applicant’s studies must be provided. Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, signed and sent as attachments via email by the applicant directly with the rest of the application or by the referee. In this case, the subject line of the email must contain: OWSD/PG/candidate’s surname. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
-For sandwich applicants: the two referees must be different from the PhD home supervisor.
-Incomplete, illegible or untidy applications will be evaluated poorly, therefore applicants are requested to make sure the application documents are well prepared and to include all the required enclosures (please see checklist on the last page of the application form).
-Applications must be clearly typewritten in English, and completed in all parts; regrettably the OWSD office cannot process incomplete and/or illegible applications. Applications will only be acknowledged once processed.
 How to Apply: Applications must be submitted by e-mail.
Application Form
Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for submission of applications is 31 May 2016.
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OFID Scholarship Award for Developing Countries Students

OFID Scholarship Award for Developing Countries Students

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is offering scholarship for students of developing countries (except OFID Member Countries). Scholarship is awarded for pursuing graduate studies in a development-related discipline.

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC as a collective channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperatio

n with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world.

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies.

There is no minimum requirement of English proficiency to apply for the Scholarship Award. However, applicants must fill out their applications and write their application essays in English.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing graduate (master) studies.

Study Subject (s): Scholarship is awarded in development-related discipline.

List of Subjects: Energy, Transportation, Financial, Agriculture, Water & Sanitation, Industry, Health, Telecommunications and Education

Scholarship Award: The Award will cover the full cost of tuition fees, including any supplementary fees, required by your academic institution. The grant will also cover one round-trip flight between your home country and the university, health insurance, a relocation grant to help you cover additional costs of moving, and a monthly allowance for one year.

Scholarship can be taken in Worldwide

Eligibility:

  • Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
  • Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
  • Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2017, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
  • Must be a national of a developing country (except OFID Member Countries)
  • Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

Nationality: Students of developing country except OFID Member Countries can apply for this OFID scholarship.

List of Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Barbadua , Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Central African, Chad Republic, Colombia, Comoros, Congo D.R , Congo Rep., Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Grenada, Guyana Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Korea D.P.R., Kosovo, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Macedonia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome &Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St. Christopher, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Samoa, Suriname, St. Vincent, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

OFID Scholarship 2017/2018

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.

English Language Requirement: There is no minimum requirement of English proficiency to apply for the Scholarship Award. However, applicants must fill out their applications and write their application essays in English.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the online application. Applicants must upload the required documents as listed below

  • A completed on-line application form.
  • A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
  • A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
  • A scanned letter of acceptance from chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program (must not exceed one year).
  • A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
  • A short essay – of about 500 words in English – giving reasons for applying for the OFID scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Master’s degree studies to help in the development of your home country.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant’s present university.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Application Form

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

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KAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students in Germany

KAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students in Germany

Applications are open for well known KAAD Scholarships available for students of developing countries. These scholarships are awarded to students for pursuing master’s degree, PhD or for a postdoctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German univ

ersity.

The KAAD supports his scholars in form of scholarships and educational programs and offers spiritual and personal assistance in view of future multiplying functions students will have in their home countries.

The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) is the scholarship institution of the German Catholic Church for post-graduate students and scientists from developing countries.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree or a PhD at a German university or do a postdoctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university.

Study Subject(s): There is no specific subject-preference. However, the selection board has often given preference to courses and subjects that they felt to be of significance for the home country of the applicant. This holds true especially for subjects of PhD-theses. There is therefore a certain leaning towards “development oriented” studies–this does however not mean that other fields (cultural, philosophic, linguistic, etc.) cannot be of significance for a country and are ruled out.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: For the scholarship programme 1 of KAAD applicants can apply if they:

  • Come from a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America and are currently living there
  • Have a university degree and professional experience from your home country
  • Want to acquire a master’s degree or a PhD at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university
  • Are a Catholic Christian (or general belong to a Christian denomination). Candidates from other religions can apply if they are proposed by Catholic partners and can prove their commitment to interreligious dialogue
  • Possess German language skills before starting the studies (KAAD can provide a language course of max. 6 months in Germany).

Nationality: Students from a following developing or emerging countries can apply for these KAAD scholarships.

List of Countries: Africa, Asia, Near and Middle East (including North Africa) and Latin America) [Focus Countries Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Cameroon and Nigeria (Africa), Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China (Asia), Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel and Syria (the Middle East) or Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil (Latin America)

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants come from a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America and are currently living there.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

How to Apply: The first request is placed through filling the applicationquestionnaire and sending it to the KAAD offices. Normally documents are submitted to the committee of the applicant’s home country. In the course of the application process, more documents need to be provided by the applicant and the KAAD-Partner-Committees are involved. If the pre-selection process has been positive for the applicant, the application is passed on to an independent selection board, which sits twice per year (in March and in September).

Application Deadline: Applications for the September selection need to be complete by end of June. Many times, applicants get admission letters (especially for Master-courses) only when these deadlines have passed. In these cases, the university has to be asked to defer the admission to the next academic year. Applications can be made already before admission letters are received. However at the end of the application process, the applicant needs to show either an admission letter or a confirmation by the university that they are eligible for the course and that the application has been received and being processed.

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240 Singapore International Graduate Awards in Singapore

240 Singapore International Graduate Awards in Singapore

Up to 240 SINGA Awards are given every year to top students from all over the world. Awards are available for pursuing PhD studies either at National University of Singapore (NUS) or Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

They want to encourage more such exchanges, to build friendships and mutual understanding. This is why they are introducing a new Singapore International Graduate Award (or SINGA), for international students to do their PhD training in a multi-disciplinary environment in Singapore. 240 SINGA Awards will be given every year to top students from all over the world.

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS or SUTD. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs.

International students with a passion for Science and Engineering research, excellent academic qualifications, good reports from academic referees, and fluency in English are encouraged to apply for this award. TOEFL, IELTS and GRE are NOT required. However, applicants may indicate their scores in the online application form if they have already taken any of these tests. If applicants are invited for an interview, the selection panel will assess your command of spoken and written English during the interview. The selection process will not be biased against candidates without GRE, TOEFL or IELTS.

Course Level: Awards are available for pursuing PhD studies either at National University of Singapore (NUS) or Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Study Subject(s): SINGA only supports PhD studies in the field of science and engineering.

Scholarship Award: The award provides financial support for up to 4 years of PhD studies. It includes:

  • Full support of tuition fees
  • Stipends – S$2,000 per month (S$24,000 per annum), to be increased to S$2,500 per month (S$30,000 per annum) after passing Qualifying Examinations
  • One-time S$1,000 settling-in allowance
  • One-time airfare grant of S$1,500

Scholarship can be taken in Singapore

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply:

  • Open to all international students
  • Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Good reports from academic referees

Nationality: International students can apply for these SINGA Awards.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: International students with a passion for Science and Engineering research, excellent academic qualifications, good reports from academic referees, and fluency in English are encouraged to apply for this award.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: TOEFL, IELTS and GRE are NOT required. However, applicants may indicate their scores in the online application form if they have already taken any of these tests. If they are invited for an interview, the selection panel will assess your command of spoken and written English during the interview. The selection process will not be biased against candidates without GRE, TOEFL or IELTS.

How to Apply: Applicant will first need to fill up an online application form and submit it through the SINGA website. Softcopies of the following supporting documents must be uploaded during their online application:

Compulsory:

  • Identity card or Passport
  • A recent passport-sized photo in JPEG/PNG format
  • Bachelor’s Academic Transcripts (in English translation)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate / Scroll (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on their candidature if their degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred
  • Master’s Academic Transcripts, if any (in English translation)
  • Master’s Degree Certificate / Scroll, if any (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on their candidature if their degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred
  • 2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees)

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 1, 2017 for January 2018 intake.

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