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2020 Entry Undergraduate Programmes at The Education University of Hong Kong

Posted on: December 10, 2019

The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes on teacher education and complementary social sciences and humanities disciplines.

We nurture educators and social leaders who are intellectually active, socially caring, and globally aware, to become agents of change in the communities that they serve. We place great emphasis on research capability — our research will contribute to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation, with sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment.

EdUHK aims to be a leading university on education, creating an impact and defining the education landscape not only for Hong Kong but also the Asia Pacific region.

EdUHK is one of the teacher education providers in Hong Kong. Graduates of the University’s teacher education programmes are eligible to become fully qualified and registered teachers. As regards teacher registration, graduates should approach the Teacher Registration Section of the Education Bureau (EDB) to submit applications directly. All applications will be assessed by the EDB.

General Requirement 

  1. Successful completion of one year’s study on a bachelor’s degree programme at a recognized university.
  2. General English Language Requirements
  • TOEFL Internet-based: 80; or Paper-based (prior to July 2017): 550
  • IELTS: Overall Band 6
  1. Other supporting documents as required

Application Time-frame 

Application Opening: Ongoing

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

You may wish to visit below websites for further admission information:

(The EdUHK Entrance Scholarship for Non-local Students is for government funded full-time undergraduate programmes only)

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS)

Posted on: December 8, 2019

Type of Program

  1. Excellent non-EEA/non-EFTA* students joining a full-time Leiden University Master’s degree program
  2. Excellent students of all nationalities joining an LLM Advanced Studies program or the Master’s in International Relations & Diplomacy

Scholarship Coverage

The LExS is awarded for the duration of the study program. There are three available levels of awards:

  1. € 10,000 of the tuition fee
  2. € 15,000 of the tuition fee
  3. Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

The LExS is not a full scholarship. Non-EEA LExS recipients must still submit ‘proof of sufficient funds’ for their student visa/residence permit application.

Application process

  1. Apply online for admission to a Master’s program at Leiden University and pay the application fee if applicable.
  2. In the scholarship section of your online application, indicate that you wish to apply for a LExS.
  3. Upload your LExS motivation letter as instructed in your online application. This is a PDF file of max. 500 words, in which you explain why you would like to be considered for the award.
  4. Submit your online application, containing your LExS application, before the LExS application deadline.
  5. If you apply for more than one study program and wish to apply for a LExS for each, indicate this clearly in each application and upload a LExS motivation letter for each.

Application Time-Frame

Application deadlines: 1 February 2020 for Programs start in September, 2020

 

Please Click for detailed information.

2020 Clarendon Scholarship at Oxford University

Posted on: December 8, 2019

Clarendon scholarships are competitive, prestigious and highly sought-after. Like all fully-funded Oxford scholarships, Clarendon covers course fees, and provides a generous grant for living expenses. This funding helps reduce the financial barriers that may stand in the way of the best students, from across the world, coming to study at Oxford.

Every year, Clarendon offers around 130 new scholarships. At any one point, there are over 450 on-course scholars at Oxford making Clarendon the University’s largest scholarship scheme. There are no quotas by nationality or degree level. Every student who submits their application by the relevant January deadline for their course will automatically be considered. The majority of Clarendon scholars are working towards a DPhil, Oxford’s name for a PhD. Scholarships are also awarded for two-year graduate degrees, such as the MPhil or BPhil, or one-year degrees, such as MSc, MSt, MBA or MFE. For more information please see our Full-time applicants and Part-time applicants pages.

Quick facts about Clarendon

1. You will be automatically considered for Clarendon if you apply by the relevant January deadline for your course. You do not need to submit a separate application.

2. Clarendon offers fully-funded scholarships covering course fees, as well as a grant for living expenses for the period of fee liability.

3. There are no restrictions on nationality, ordinary residence or field of study. All full-time and part-time DPhil and Master’s courses are eligible.

4. Clarendon scholars are selected for their outstanding academic merit and potential.

5. Clarendon scholarships are highly competitive.

Selection Criteria 

1.Outstanding academic record

An excellent academic record is essential. The majority of successful scholars usually have at least a first class honours degree or its equivalent. For example a GPA score of at least 3.7, if the mark if out of 4, noting that a lot of the Clarendon scholars achieve higher than this score. Or an applicant must have an outstanding academic record at Master’s level, noting that an exceptional Master’s degree can compensate for a moderate first degree performance. Requirements may vary between disciplines and from year to year depending on the strength of the field. Other evidence 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).

2. Future potential and aptitude

Particular consideration is given to an applicant’s future academic potential and aptitude of the proposed course of study. This may be assessed by reviewing references and research proposals to determine evidence of an applicant’s aptitude for research, and the likelihood of contributing significantly to the field of study.

3. Student motivation

This is assessed through evidence of the applicant’s commitment to the proposed course as well as evaluation of the personal statement and the referees’ reports.

Scholarship Coverage: Fully funded

Application Time-frame 

Application Opening: Ongoing

Application Deadline: January deadline for your course to be considered for a Clarendon scholarship

Please click the following website for detailed information. 

http://www.ox.ac.uk/clarendon

STIPENDIUM HUNGARICUM SCHOLARSHIP at the University of Debrecen for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

Posted on: December 4, 2019

Thousands of students from all around the world apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. The number of Stipendium Hungaricum applicants is continuously increasing as well as the number of available scholarship places. In the 2018/2019 round of applications, more than 4100 scholarships were awarded. In the academic year 2019/2020 more than 5000 students can begin their studies in Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.

The programme is based on bilateral educational cooperation agreements signed between the Ministries responsible for education in the sending countries/territories and Hungary or between institutions. Currently around 70 Sending Partners are engaged in the programme throughout 5 different continents and the geographical scope of the programme is spreading each year.

STIPENDIUM HUNGARICUM SCHOLARSHIP 2020

Scholarship Coverage 

The Hungarian government provides the Stipendium Hungaricum academic scholarship for international students.
Stipendium Hungaricum full scholarship includes:
• Free tuition for the entire duration of studies.
• Monthly grant for students of Bachelor, Master or PhD program.
• Contribution to accommodation
• Free medical insurance for the entire duration of a BSc, MSc or PhD program.

Application Time-frame

Application Opening: November 2019

Application Deadline:  15 January 2020

Please click to University of Debrecen.

Stipendium Hungarium Scholarship 2020

Wells Mountain Initiative– 2020 Scholar Program

Posted on: December 4, 2019

Wells Mountain Initiative works to create social change through education and community building by providing bright young people in the developing world with student scholarships and skills training, building a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation.

Eligibility

Our Ideal Candidate – A student, male or female, from a country in the developing world who:

  • Successfully completed a secondary education, with good to excellent grades
  • Is 35 or under on March 1, 2020
  • Will be studying in his or her country or another country in the developing world*
  • Is pursuing his or her first bachelor’s degree or diploma
  • Will be enrolled in a program of study that will benefit the community and/or contribute to the continued growth and advancement of his or her home country
  • Plans to live and work in his or her own country after graduation
  • Has demonstrated his or her commitment to giving back and has volunteered prior to applying
  • May have some other funds available for his or her education, but will not be able to go to pursue his or her tertiary degree without financial assistance

Scholarship Coverage

The scholarship supports: 1. Tuition and fees, 2. Books and materials and 3. other related costs. The maximum scholarship is $3,000 USD per year.

Application Time-frame

Application opening: 1 December 2019

Application deadline: 1 March 2020

Announcement of scholarship recipients: 1 August 2020

Please click for more information.

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2020 Partial and Full scholarships at Geneva Academy

Posted on: November 26, 2019

The Geneva Academy offers partial and full scholarships for its LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) and Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (M TJ). We also offer one partial scholarship for our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict (Executive Master).

Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.

LLM

We only provide full scholarships for citizens of non-western countries. Applicants from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Western Europe cannot, therefore, be considered for a full scholarship.

We also provide, every year, a partial scholarship for EU citizens.

These scholarships are allocated through a highly competitive process based on criteria established by scholarships donors, and which notably include academic merit, extracurricular achievements and the candidate’s financial needs.

MTJ

We only provide full and partial scholarships for citizens of non-western countries.

These scholarships are allocated through a highly competitive process based on criteria established by scholarships donors, and which notably include academic merit, extracurricular achievements and the candidate’s financial needs.

Applications

Scholarship requests must be submitted with the candidate’s application.

When applying to the LLM and the MTJ, you must choose between two tracks: application with scholarship (partial or full) or application without scholarship. If you apply to both tracks, your application will be considered under the non-scholarship track. Successful applicants who choose only the non-scholarship track cannot subsequently be considered for a scholarship.

When applying to the Executive Master, you must indicate, in the application for, whether you apply for a scholarship.

Application Time Frame

Applications opening: November 18, 2019

Applications Deadline: January 31, 2020 (For scholarships)

Applications Deadline: February 20, 2020 (Without scholarships)

Please click here for more information.  

LLM Flyer 2020-2021    MTJ Presentation web       Master in Transitonal Justice Flyer 2020-2021        LLM Presentation

Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme / ETH-D Scholarship

Posted on: November 16, 2019

ETH Zurich supports excellent Master’s students with two scholarship programmes:

The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) supports students with a scholarship, mentorship and a network of the ETH Foundation. The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during the Master’s degree course.

The ETH-D Scholarship contains a partial stipend as well as additional offers by the Department (assistantship or additional scholarship).

Application documents for ESOP and ETH-D Scholarship

  1. Application form (PDF, 232 KB)
  2. ESOP letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
  3. Pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis (see guidelines on how to write a pre-proposal (PDF, 70 KB))
  4. CV
  5. Two reference letters from professors
    Reference letters must be submitted with the Master application online.
    ETH students continuing a consequtive Master programme add the reference letters in closed envelopes to their ESOP application.

Scholarship Coverage

The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 12’000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The scholarship starts with the Master’s degree programme and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters).

The ETH-D Scholarship consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 7’500 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The department will additionally provide a scholarship of CHF 3’000 per semester or offer an assistantship (with a payment of CHF 500 – 600 per month). Details here (PDF, 75 KB).
The scholarship starts with the Master’s degree programme and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters).

Application Time frame

Application Opening: November 1, 2019

Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

International Fashion Academy Fully-funded Scholarships in France, 2020

Posted on: November 14, 2019

IFA Paris, school of high-end fashion and fashion-related management has its roots firmly set in the history of arts and crafts in France. Although its teaching is inspired by the Parisian tradition of fashion and art, it meets the most exacting academic standards on a global scale.

IFA Paris, whose headquarters are located in Paris, has been operating in China for more than ten years, as well as in Turkey, and Thailand through a partnership. IFA Paris is a rare example of a truly international fashion school under totally independent management. Together with its directors and teachers, IFA Paris is privileged to be able to draw on the heritage of France’s historical know-how in the fields of art and design.

We have made it our mission to transfer this know-how to younger generations, to draw out their creativity, teaching them the best methods and practices in the luxury sector in general, and particularly in the fashion sector. Over and above teaching in the strict sense of the word, we aim to demonstrate to students a certain attitude: that of work done well, elegance, delivered with precision and creativity.

IFA Paris is a rare example of one of the truly international schools in its sector. Our value lies in our exposure to the world and the interaction that allows the 50 nationalities constituting its student and teacher force to share in the projects and daily life taking place within our schools. We pride ourselves in modeling our students into tomorrow’s headliners in the world of fashion and luxury, across all continents.

Scholarships

We are pleased to offer scholarships based on merit, talent and academic profile:

  1. Full Scholarship (100% free tuition)
    APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN, Deadline: March 15th 2020.
  2. Excellence Scholarship (40% tuition fee reduction)
    APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN, Deadline: none
  3. Distinction Scholarship (20% tuition fee reduction)
    APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN, Deadline: none

 Important Information

The application deadline for the Full Scholarship is March 15th, 2020. The Excellence and Distinction Scholarships do not have a deadline and are available all year round.

For the Full Scholarship, all applications will be examined by the scholarship committee once per week. The committee will select the best applicants for the interview. You will receive an email letting you know if you have made it to the interview or if your full scholarship application has been rejected. These interviews will take place between March 15th – 31st, 2020 depending on the number of candidates. The final results for the full scholarship will be released around the 15th of April, 2020.

Our scholarships do not cover living costs, accommodation, flight tickets, health insurance and further expenses.

Scholarships are open to all international students. Only applicants with a complete application file (all documents in English or translated into English) and paid application fee (€150) will be considered.

Please visit the following website for more information.

https://www.ifaparis.com/admissions/scholarships

Yenching Global Symposium 2020

Posted on: November 13, 2019

The Yenching Global Symposium (YGS) is an annual event that brings together people from different fields and across generations with a common interest: China. This year, the three-day event will take place in March 2020 and will comprise engaging speakers and interactive events on the topic of Sino-Sustainability: Reimagining Global Solutions. This conference will feature prominent international scholars and leading young professionals from a wide range of fields and will provide a highly focused, application-based experiential learning platform.

Eligibility

We welcome applications from anyone with strong leadership potential ready to participate in nuanced interdisciplinary discussions on questions surrounding China and global sustainability who meets the following criteria:

  1. Born after January 1, 1990

  2. Possesses, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in any field, at the time of application

  3. Is available for the entirety of the conference, March 27 – 29, 2020 (and any required travel time to and from Beijing)

  4. Has not participated in a previous Yenching Global Symposium or Yenching Social Innovation Forum

  5. Is proficient in English

  6. Holds a valid passport which does not expire within 6 months from February 2020

  7. Bonus: Has participated in China-related activities – academic, voluntary, professional, or extracurricular

Delegates selected to attend the Yenching Global Symposium will receive fully-funded travel, accommodation, and meals in Beijing for the duration of the conference.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019, 23:59 China Standard Time (GMT+8)

 

How to apply? http://yenchingsymposium.org/apply

 

 

Gotoh Educational Corporation Tokyu Group Scholarship for the Graduate Schools of Tokyo City University

Posted on: November 13, 2019

This scholarship is open to privately-financed international students entering the Master’s program at Tokyo City University (TCU) and who wish to continue to the doctoral program. It is intended to partially cover the expenses of establishing a suitable study environment. The goal of this scholarship is to educate leaders who, building on their research and achievements at TCU, will take an innovative role in an international society.

Tokyo City University (TCU) calls for application for the “Gotoh Education Cooperation Tokyu Group Scholarship” for the future graduate students who will enter the Master program and continue to the doctoral program at Tokyo City University.

TCU has started the application for the fall semester 2020 scholarship. The condition is limited to those who have achieved academic results within the top ten percent at a university. The scope of this scholarship is 1,000,000 yen per year for the whole period until the completion of the Doctoral program (Max. 5 years). The scholarship students are exempted from both the entrance fee and the tuition fee and receive full financial support of the initial and monthly rent payment of the newly opened international dormitory.

Type of Programs

  1. Graduate School of Integrative Science and Engineering
  2. Graduate School of Environmental and Information Studies

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a privately-financed international student, and must satisfy all the following requirements,

  1. To excel both academically and personally, and to expected to make significant contributions in research and to the internationalization of the university.
  2. As a rule, to have achieved academic results within the top ten percent at a university within the top ten percent of universities in their country.
  3. To be able to submit a letter of recommendation from the president of the university where the above results were achieved.
  4. To have enrolled in a masters degree course, and to continue to a doctoral level course at TCU graduate school.
  5. To not be receiving any other scholarships or bursaries.

Application Process

1. Submit TCU application form and necessary documents

2. Academic Transcript

3. A Letter of Recommendation from the university president, dean of school or an equivalent person.

4. Completed the Prior Consultation Form by November 15,2019

Prior Consultation form for Scholarship

Application Time frame

Application Opening: Ongoing

Application Deadline: November 30, 2019 (September 2020 Intake)

Please see the following websites for more information. 

https://www.tcu.ac.jp/english/admission/graduate/index.html

 

Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP)

Posted on: November 13, 2019

We grant scholarships to a large number of master’s programmes starting in the autumn semester 2020. Check the list of master’s programmes that are eligible for SI Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) for the academic year 2020/2021.

  1. To begin with, apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se, between 16 October 2019 – 15 January 2020.
  2. Apply for an SI scholarship between 10-20 February 2020, follow the instructions below.

An estimated 300 scholarships will be available for full-time master’s degree studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2020.

The competition for SI scholarships is very high. Usually 2-6 % of the applicants are awarded an SISGP scholarship. We recommend that you also look for other scholarship opportunities from your government, from organisations in your country, or from Swedish universities.

Scholarship Coverage

  1. Tuition fees: pay directly to the Swedish university by SI
  2. Living expenses of SEK 10,000/month
  3. Travel grant of SEK 15,000 *
  4. Insurance against illness and accident
  5. Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build your network while in Sweden
  6. Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development

Criteria

1. Work experience

You must have minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment.

Read more about the criteria for work experience

2. Leadership experience

You must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment.

Read more about the leadership experience criteria

3. Country of citizenship

You must be a citizen of a country that is eligible for the scholarship programme.

Read more about country of citizenship

4. Master’s programmes

The master’s studies must be eligible for SI scholarships.

Read more about the eligible master’s programmes

5. University admissions

You must be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, have followed the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programmes by 3 April 2020.

Read more about our criteria regarding University Admissions

6. Other eligibility criteria

There are also conditions regarding dual citizenship, previous residence and studies in Sweden, and more.

Read more about other eligibility criteria

Please see the following website for more information. 

https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/swedish-institute-scholarships-for-global-professionals/

2020 SJTU Graduate Scholarship

Posted on: November 12, 2019

SJTU(Shanghai Jiao Tong University) provides different kinds of scholarship for excellent applicants, such as Chinese Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship, and others. Basically, for incoming international graduate students, there are two channels for scholarship application: through Shanghai Jiao Tong University or through Chinese Embassies/Consulates in the home country. Applicants may choose only one application channel. Replicated applications through more than one channels is not allowed.

Type of Program: Doctoral and Master 

Eligibility 

1.   Non-Chinese citizen;

2.     Healthy both physically and mentally;

3.    Outstanding academic performance and potentiality;

4.    Having obtained a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent for master program applicants.

The degree must be ready prior to the registration day;

5.    Having obtained Master’s degree or equivalent for doctoral program applicants.

The degree must be ready prior to the registration day;

6.    Demonstrated proficiency in Chinese and/or English as specified in

Language Requirements for SJTU International Graduate Programs.pdf

SJTU provides different types of scholarships to international graduate students as the following:

Program Type Duration Coverage (RMB) Source
Doctoral Program I 4 Years l Monthly stipend (5,000/Month)

l Tuition (45,500/Year)

l Health insurance

l Accommodation allowance (1,500/Month)

CSC/SGS+

SJTU

4 Years l Monthly stipend (4,000/Month)

l Tuition (45,500/Year)

l Health insurance

l Accommodation allowance (1,500/Month)

CSC/SGS+

SJTU

III 4 Years l Monthly stipend (2,500/Month)

l Tuition (45,500/Year)

l Health insurance

l Accommodation allowance (1,500/Month)

SJTU
Master’s Program I 2-3

Years

l Monthly stipend (3,000/Month)

l Tuition (28,900/Year)

l Health insurance

l Accommodation allowance (1,200/Month)

CSC/SGS+

SJTU

2-3

Years

l Monthly stipend (1,700/Month)

l Tuition (28,900/Year)

l Health insurance

l Accommodation allowance (1,200/Month)

SJTU
III 2-3

Years

l Tuition (28,900/Year)

l Health insurance

SJTU

How to apply?

Type 1–When applying at http://apply.sjtu.edu.cn/ applicants should choose “apply for scholarship through SJTU”and follow the steps online. Applicants should complete the scholarship application procedures in time according to the requirements of the university.

Type 2– Please consult the Chinese Embassy/Consulate about its application schedule, eligibility, requirements, procedures, documents, agency number, program category type and so on in advance.

For the contact information of Chinese Embassies/Consulates, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China at http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/.

Please see the following links for more information. 

https://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/EN/content.aspx?info_lb=44&flag=19

Ng Kai Wa Scholarship at Singapore Management University

Posted on: November 5, 2019

Established in 2007, the Ng Kai Wa Scholarship is aimed at encouraging full-time needy undergraduates at the School of Information Systems to achieve academic excellence in their studies and at providing them with financial support towards their costs of education.

Type of Programme: Bachelor of Science (Information Systems)

Eligibility

  1. Full-time undergraduates of any nationality pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) programme at the School of Information Systems
  2. Demonstrate a balanced profile with good academic achievements and an interest in non-academic activities
  3. With demonstrated financial need

Application Process

Admissions Applicants
Apply via Applicant’s Self Service (after submitting an online admission application)

Current Students
Apply via OASIS >Self-service App – Financial Aid Application (between February and March)

Scholarship Coverage

Freshman

  • Tenable for up to 4 years of the recipient’s academic studies, subject to achieving continued good academic results and complying with other terms and conditions of award.
  • Valued at $7,500 per annum
  • The scholarship will be used to pay for the recipient’s school fees.
  • The recipient may apply for bursary for cash allowance.

Current Student

  • Tenable for one year
  • Valued between $5,000 and $7,500 (depending on the recipient’s financial circumstances).
  • The scholarship will be used to pay for the recipient’s school fees.
  • The recipient may apply for bursary for cash allowance.

Please see the following websites for more information. 

https://www.smu.edu.sg/programmes

https://admissions.smu.edu.sg/programmes/bachelor-of-science-is/overview

https://www.smu.edu.sg/about/financial/scholarships/NgKaiWa

2020-2021 Chinese Government Scholarship Program Harbin Institute of Technology

Posted on: November 4, 2019

Founded in 1920, Harbin Institute of Technology has developed into an open, multidisciplinary, research-oriented, leading national university with science and engineering as its core, encompassing management, liberal arts, economy and law as a whole. After nearly 100 years development, HIT has formed a pattern of “One University, Three Campuses (Harbin/Weihai/Shenzhen)”. HIT is a founding member of the C9 league, and official alliance initiated by the Chinese government with nine top universities in Mainland China. In the US News ranking for the Best Global Universities for Engineering, HIT ranked No.2 in China and No.6 globally.

For international students out of China only who want to study master or PhD degree can apply for HIT Independent Recruitment Program. HIT Independent Recruitment Program covers tuition fee, accommodation fee, stipend and insurance fee. It is one of the programs of Chinese Government Scholarship (hereinafter referred to as CSC scholarship) and assigned from Ministry of Education (hereinafter referred to as MOE) to the university to recruit outstanding international students. Applicants need to submit the application materials according to school requirements. HIT will select the best applicants and recommend to the China Scholarship Council.

Type of Program: Master Degree & Doctoral Degree

Eligibility

    1. Applicants must be non-Chinese nationality in good health.
    2. International students out of China or former graduates of Chinese universities.
    3. Educational background required and age limit:

Applicants for master’s degree studies must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35; Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

  1. Excellent performance in study.
  2. Applicants should have good ability in scientific research.

Note: The scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship.

Scholarship Coverage 

  1. Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, and accommodation fee;
  2. 800 RMB per year for Comprehensive Medical Insurance;
  3. Monthly stipend is granted to the students at the following rates:

Master’s degree candidate: 3,000 RMB/month
Doctoral degree candidate: 3,500 RMB/month

Application Process

The applicants need to provide the following materials truly and correctly (in duplicate) and pay for the material assessment fee.

1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in duplicate).

The CSC Online Application System is available at: http://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/ . Scholarship type: B  code: 10213

2. Highest full-time study diploma (original notarized document in English or Chinese).

3. Transcripts

4. A study or research plan (not less than 800 words in English or Chinese). The format can be downloaded from official website: http://studyathit.hit.edu.cn/en/academic/program/view?id=17.

5. Two recommendation letters by professors or associate professors in English or Chinese.

6. Passport copy (Valid for one year at least).

7. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form.

8. Bank Receipt of Material Assessment Fee: 60 USD or 400 RMB

9. Language proficiency certificate
English medium courses: IELTS (5.5 or above) or TOEFL (80 or above) report (valid for two years);Or English proficiency certificate provided by previous academic institutions

10. Certificate of No Criminal Record

11. Acceptance letter( not a must)

Applicants are encouraged to contact the professors prior to application and enclose the acceptance letter from supervisors of HIT.

Application Time-Frame

Application Opening: October 15, 2019

Application Deadline: December 25, 2019

Please see the official website for detailed information. 

http://studyathit.hit.edu.cn/en/academic/program/view?id=17

Repost: 2020-2021 UWC Scholarships for Myanmar Students

Posted on: October 17, 2019

Repost: 2020-2021 UWC Scholarships for Myanmar applicants are now open.

The wait is over. Imagine yourself as a student of UWC.

The Colleges mention below will offer scholarships for six Myanmar Nationals. (Please note different age requirements for each college.)

UWC China located in Changshu Shi, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China (partially funded)

https://uwcchina.org/

Li Po Chun United World College located in Hong Kong (partially funded)

http://www.lpcuwc.edu.hk

UWC South East Asia (Singapore) (Full scholarship)

https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg

UWC Maastricht, Netherlands (full scholarship)

https://www.uwcmaastricht.nl/

UWC Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (full scholarship)

http://uwcmostar.ba/

Hurry Up! The deadline is December 31, 2019 (11:59PM).

Please make sure to read the application detail and criteria before APPLYING.

Application Process

Please download the application form and academic reference form at the given link and submit to uwcmyanmarnc@gmail.com

UWC Application Form 2020_ 2021

2020-2021 UWC-Academic Reference Form

Please click this link for more information.

UWC_2020_ 2021 Entry Information

UWC 2020-2021

EAST-WEST CENTER GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIP at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM)

Posted on: October 11, 2019

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master’s and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Undertaking degree studies at UHM through an East-West Center fellowship is not merely about receiving a financial aid scholarship. Since the basic purpose of the East-West Center is to build a sense of Asia-Pacific community and prepare for future leadership roles, EWC graduate student fellows live together and interact with each other in both intellectual and social activities. They are, from the very outset, an identifiable group committed to the notion of building an Asia-Pacific community. Through team-building activities, leadership development projects and internships, learning about the Asia Pacific region, cultural exchange, educational enrichment gatherings, community service and service learning projects, EWC graduate degree fellows establish friendships and lifelong ties to a network of people committed to positive change in the Asia Pacific region.

The graduate degree fellowship covers the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, and partial funding toward meals, health insurance, and incidental expenses. Funding for field study and conference presentations is offered on a competitive basis during the fellow’s period of study.

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship invites applications from:

  1. Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  2. Citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia

Priority in the student selection process is given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to the Asia Pacific region.

HOW TO APPLY

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowships support graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) in fields relevant to the goals and objectives of the East-West Center (EWC). Because degree fellows are involved in programs at the EWC, as well as in advanced degree work at UH, they have obligations to both institutions. This relationship between the EWC and UH is unique, and clarification is needed regarding the EWC application process.

Fellowships are awarded annually in an international competition. To apply for study beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, the deadline to apply online is
December 1, 2019.

If you are not already enrolled as a classified graduate student at UH Mānoa, you must apply to the university for the following fall semester by December 1.  The University of Hawai‘i launches their online application system (https://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/) on August 1 each year for admissions the following year. To ensure timely processing of your EWC application, supporting documents for both your UH admissions office and department applications must be completed by January 10, regardless of whether the UH departmental deadline falls after that date.

Please visit the official website for detailed information.

https://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/ewc-graduate-degree-fellowship

Undergraduate Admissions for 2020 Entry | Full-tuition Entrance Scholarships at Chinese University of Hong Kong

Posted on: October 10, 2019

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is ranked 46th among the world’s top universities according to QS World University Rankings 2020 and 1st in Hong Kong for Reuters Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities. With a student population of over 20,000 including 4,000 international students from over 50 countries and offering over 70 programmes across 8 faculties, we are proud to be one of the leading comprehensive research universities in the region. The University has forged academic links with institutions of higher learning around the world, and has student exchange agreements with over 280 universities, including Cambridge, Yale, Peking, University College London, the Copenhagen Business School, and the University of California system.

Type of Programme : Undergraduate Programme

Deadline for Application – 6 January 2020

CUHK_Promotional Fyler_for social media_2Please visit the official website for more information.

Apply now: http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/international/application-details.html

Learn more: http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/international

Student Sharing:  http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/sharing.html

Entrance Scholarship Scheme for 2019-20 Entry at City University of Hong Kong

Posted on: October 10, 2019

A-Entrance Scholarship Scheme for 2019-20 Entry

CityU has an Entrance Scholarship Scheme for international students with excellent academic performance who are admitted to full-time government-funded bachelor’s degree programmes.

The Scheme offers three kinds of scholarships

  • Top Scholarships of HK$180,000 (approximately US$23,000), covering annual tuition fees, on-campus accommodation and living expenses
  • Full Tuition Scholarships, covering annual tuition fees (approximately US$18,000)
  • Half Tuition Scholarships, covering half of the annual tuition fees (approximately US$9,000).

Applicants do not have to apply for these scholarships. The appropriate level of scholarship is awarded based on merit. Students receiving it are required to attain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.2 or above every year during the period study for renewing the scholarship.

B-Grant to increase Diversity on Campus

Admissions Status Duration of Studies Amount per Annum TOTAL Amount
1st Year Entry 4 years HK$30,000(~US$3,846) HK$120,000 (~US$15,400)
Advance Standing I 3 years HK$90,000 (~US$11,538)
  • All non-local students admitted from underrepresented nationalities except Top Scholarship recipients will be eligible for the new grant.
  • Awardees will be required to engage in a volunteer activity to enhance internationalization of CityU annually. The grant will be paid in installments and automatically renewed each year.

C-HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund

The Fund supports outstanding non-local students to pursue undergraduate studies in Hong Kong, with targeted scholarships made available to first-year full-time students from ASEAN countries, India, and Korea. Belt and Road Scholarship (Indonesia), Belt and Road Scholarship (Malaysia) and Belt and Road Scholarship (Thailand). Learn more.

**Entrance requirements, admission arrangement and programme list for International student are available on Admission Office website, with links as follows:

Entrance Requirements
www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/international/international/entreq/

Admission Arrangements for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes and Programme list
(2020 Entry)
www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/intl/international/adm_arrange/

2020 University Recommended Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship – International Priority Graduate Program (PGP) and General applicants at University of Tokyo

Posted on: October 8, 2019

MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) provides this scholarship with the aim of enhancing the international competitiveness and promoting the active exchange of international students in Japanese universities.

The University of Tokyo is offering a Fully Funded MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship in Japan for Masters & Ph.D. The Duration of the Master Scholarship is 2 years and the Doctoral Scholarship is 3 years. All the nationalities are encouraged to apply.

Type of Scholarship Number of Recipients Eligibility: Possible Departments of Enrollment
1) International Priority Graduate Program (PGP) 4 Master’s Program students (*3) Physics, Astronomy, Earth & Planetary Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences
2)General Master’s or Doctoral Program
0-1 student (tentative)
Physics, Astronomy, Earth & Planetary Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be international students from around the world from any country who has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  2. Applicants must be international students with outstanding academic records (*1) who wish to enter Japan in September, 2020 as a new student (*2) to study in the Master’s or Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Science.
  3. Applicants must be born on or after April 2, 1985.
  4. Applicants must apply for the field of study that they studied at their previous university or a related field.
  5. Applicants must hold an English proficiency test score equivalent to B2 or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale (e.g. TOEFL iBT 72 or above, IELTS 5.5 or above).
  6. Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy enough to pursue their studies.

Scholarship Coverage

  1. 144,000 Yen/Month (for a student of a Master’s Program)
  2. 145,000 Yen/Month (for a student of a Doctoral Program)

An additional Monthly Stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 Yen may be added to those students undertaking study or research in some designated regions of the country.

* Traveling Cost: Round Airfare Travel Tickets will be Provided to/From Japan to their Home Country.

* Tuition Fee: Enrollment and Full Tuition Fees will be Exempted.

Application Time-Frame

Application Opening: October 1, 2019

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019

** The application must arrive no later than October 31, 2019

Please see the official website for more information.

https://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/admission/scholarship.html

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN TAXATION POLICY AND MANAGEMENT-The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Posted on: October 7, 2019

Personnel training project for promising tax personnel in the field of tax policy and administration
Since 1996, the Graduate School of Business and Commerce of Keio University has been training promising tax personnel in the field of tax policy and administration with its Master’s Degree Program in Taxation Policy and Management. This program brings together the cooperation of Keio University, the National Tax Agency of Japan (NTA), and the World Bank in an alliance between public and private institutions.
Funded by the GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN and administered by the WORLD BANK

Keio University, a leading private university in Japan, established the program as one of the partnership programs of the Joint Japan /World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP). Funded by the Government of Japan and administered by the World Bank, the JJ/WBGSP is a personnel training project which awards scholarships to help developing countries strengthen their human resources.

Theoretical and practical curriculum by Keio University, the National Tax Agency of Japan (NTA)

The Graduate School of Business and Commerce of Keio University and the National Tax Agency have responded to this mission of the JJ/WBGSP by training five scholars each year in the area of tax policy and management. Participants are expected to return to their home countries to become leaders in improving taxation practices.

Scholarship Coverage: Fully-funded

Application Procedure

  1. Applications are accepted upon completion of Online Registration and Submission of Application Documents.
  2. Online Registration must be completed by October 24, 2019.
  3. Application documents must be submitted by mail and must reach the Keio University by October 31, 2019. We do not accept applications via fax or email.
  4. Send the original copy of the application documents. Copies of the application will not be accepted.
  5. Please make a copy of all the application documents for your records. The World Bank may ask you to submit the copy in the selection process by the World Bank.
  6. Late applications and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Keio will not notify applicants of missing  documents.
  7. Application documents may also be downloaded from the homepage of the Master’s Degree Program in Taxation Policy and  Management.
  8. Applicants who have applied for a program offered by Keio and have passed the selection process by Keio will be asked to complete additional online application by the World Bank, which will make the final admission  decision.

Please click the official website for more information.

http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/jjwbgsp/admission.html

Chaing Mai University (CMU) Presidential Scholarship for 2nd Semester, 2019 Academic Year

Posted on: October 3, 2019

Chiang Mai University (CMU) is offering 200 Graduate Level Full Scholarships per year, starting from the 1st Semester (June) of the 2019 academic year: an exciting opportunity to study at CMU for both Thai and foreign persons who possess a high potential and who meet the following requirements.

  1. Doctoral Degree Scholarships: 100 (in total per year)
  2. Master’s Degree Scholarships: 100 (in total per year)

Eligibility

Doctoral Degree Level

  1. Bachelor’s Degree Holder: GPA not less than 3.50 (based on the maximum of 4.00) or equivalent or
  2. Master’s Degree Holder: GPA not less than 3.50 (based on the maximum of 4.00) or equivalent. In case the applicant has studied a master’s degree program with thesis only, the applicant must have published good publication(s) or gained good results in their thesis work. (The publication should be published or accepted to publish in ISI, SCOPUS, IEEE, PubMed or any other international publishers accepted by the Graduate School)
  3. Research Plan provides a description, about 3-5 pages, explaining the research plans at Chiang Mai University. The scholarship is intended for original and publishable research (not for the compilation of textbooks or the writing of general surveys in your field. If possible, the applicant should contact in advance a professor at CMU in the field of intended to study to initiate the research plan together.)
  4. Certificate of English Language Proficiency dated within the last 2 years: IELTS or TOEFL only (IELTS scores of 6.0, TOEFL scores of 550 (PBT) or 183 (CBT) or 79 (IBT), except for applicants who are a Native English Speakers)
  5. Two recommendation letters, one of which must be from current or latest applicant’s major advisor and the other should be from the person most familiar with his/her scholarly work.

Master’s Degree Level

  1. Bachelor’s Degree Holder: GPA not less than 3.50 (based on the maximum of 4.00) or equivalent
  2. An international or a regular graduate program while doing Master’s Thesis (Type 1 or 2) only is applicable. (Programs with Independent Study are not applicable). International programs or programs taught in English will be considered more highly
  3. Research Outline of the program applied for. At least 2 pages detailing the research outline, in addition to previous research experiences and the research work presented at the meeting and/or published to date. Please explain (i) why you are interested in the particular research area; (ii) why you should be awarded the scholarship; and (iii) how you propose to carry out the study
  4. Certificate of English Language Proficiency last dated within the last 2 years: IELTS or TOEFL only, IELTS scores of 6.0, TOEFL scores of 550 (PBT) or 183 (CBT) or 79 (IBT), except the applicants who are Native English Speakers
  5. Two recommendation letters, one of which must be from current or latest applicant’s major advisor and the other should be from the person most familiar with his/her scholarly work.

Scholarship Coverage : Fully-Funded

Application Time-Frame

Application Opening: August 16, 2019

Application Deadline: October 11, 2019

Please see the official website for more information.

https://www.cmu.ac.th/en/content/D4F81742-3F7A-4197-8286-4B568129DCF1

The 2019 SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academy on Circular Economy

Posted on: October 2, 2019

The SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component (RPAC) (implemented by United Nations Environment Programme) and Tsinghua University (represented by the School of Environment) are welcoming applications for the forthcoming:

Date: 2nd December – 6th December 2019
Venue: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Application Period: 25 September – 13 October 2019

What is SWITCH-Asia?
The overall objective of the EU funded SWITCH-Asia programme is to promote sustainable and inclusive growth, contribute to the economic prosperity and poverty reduction in Asia and Central Asia and to a transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and circular economy.

Launched in 2007, the programme has achieved more than a decade of progress on SCP in 24 countries in the region. This has been possible through the joint efforts of the three SWITCH-Asia components:
•The Regional Policy Advocacy Component (RPAC) – implemented by United Nations Environment Programme.
•The Sustainable Consumption and Production Facility – implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and adelphi.
•The SWITCH-Asia Grants Programme – directly managed by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission.

The SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component is responsible for the implementation of the SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academies. If you want to know more about the 2018 SWITCH-Asia Academy visit: https://www.switch-asia.eu/events/asian-circular-economy-leadership-academy/

What are the Objectives of the Academy?

  1. To shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy across young professionals in Asia.
  2. To increase knowledge and understanding of circular economy by future decision-makers.
  3. To enhance a network of junior professionals across Asia in the field of circular economy.
  4. To showcase circular economy policies and best practices.

Why should I join?
The Academy stimulates the sharing of experiences, cases studies and stories from Asia and the EU on circular economy. It includes:

  1. Interdisciplinary, project-based, and participatory approaches.
  2. The possibility of being part of a growing network of young professionals working with circular economy in Asia.

Who attends this Academy?

  1. Young participants from countries in Asia who are already working in a topic related to circular economy. Junior Government professionals
  2. Junior private sector professionals or development consultants
  3. Junior professionals from the civil society sector

The Academy Agenda
The Academy will be conducted in five days and will cover the following topics :

  1. Why are we talking about CE?
  2. The concept of CE – origins and theoretical background
  3. Policies – the role of regulations and policies for CE
  4. Innovation and technology – the role of innovation and technology for CE
  5. Business models – innovative business models for CE
  6. Finance – innovate financial instruments for CE
  7. Behavioral change and communication – how behavioral change and communication relate to achieving a CE
  8. Indicators – how to define CE performance

Case studies from Europe and Asia will be used to illustrate every topic.

How to apply for the Academy?
Candidates meeting the following criteria could apply to participate in the 2019 SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academy Leadership for Circular Economy programme:

  1. Citizen or national of one of the following countries: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka;
  2. To be one of the following: i) Junior Government professionals; ii)Junior private sector professionals; iii)Junior professionals from the civil society sector;
  3. To be already working on a topic related to Circular Economy.

Candidates are required to have completed as a minimum a first university degree in environment, development, engineering, policy, economics or relevant discipline. Completion of postgraduate degree and/or professional training relevant to sustainable development would be considered favorably. To apply for Leadership for Circular Economy programme, participants should:

  1. Complete online application form
  2. Prepare an application letter explaining a topic on circular economy in which you are currently working on and how you plan to apply the knowledge of this Academy to this work (1-3 pages)
  3. Provide a brief CV (one page)
  4. Provide a copy of degrees obtained

Participation and Cost:
Participation will be open to participants from the 18 countries (see the chapter of ‘how to apply to the academy ’). Economy travel, accommodation and course registration will be covered.

Online Registration here Link
If you can’t access the online registration form, please download the offline form Here

Contact details: 
Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon
Regional Coordinator for Resource Efficiency
UN Environment, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Project Manager
Regional Policy Advocacy Component
(SWITCH-Asia – the European Union funded programme)
Email: memon@un.org

 

ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarships (AUS) at Singapore University of Technology and Design

Posted on: October 1, 2019

The ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarships (AUS) are offered for citizens or permanent residents from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), except Singapore.

Eligibility

The Scholarship is open to Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) and International Students (IS) of ASEAN* (except Singapore) nationality applying for admission to full-time MOE-subsidised undergraduate degree programmes in SUTD that leads to a first degree, and who

  1. have outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ level, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications
  2. show exemplary Co-Curricular Activities records
  3. have good leadership qualities and potential

* ASEAN comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Scholarship Coverage

The Scholarship covers

  1. the subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant) for the normal duration (up to four years) of the respective degree programmes at SUTD; and
  2. a living allowance of $5,800 per academic year for the recipients.

No bond is required under the terms of this Scholarship. The recipient must take up the Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) from the Singapore Government to enjoy subsidised fees. Under TGS, non-Singaporeans will be obligated to work in Singapore for a minimum period of three years upon graduation.

Application Deadlines: Vary

Please see the official website for more information.

https://www.sutd.edu.sg/Admissions/Undergraduate/Scholarship/Application-for-scholarships/ASEAN-Undergraduate-Scholarship

https://www.sutd.edu.sg/Admissions/Undergraduate

 

ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship at Singapore Management University (SMU)

Posted on: October 1, 2019

As a coordinated and integrated entity, ASEAN is thriving and will continue to experience growth and prosperity. At SMU, we will equip you with the necessary skills and perspectives – hard knowledge skills, soft people skills, ethics and social responsibility to capitalise on ASEAN’s blossoming opportunities. Your time at SMU will allow you to form firm friendships and budding networks with SMU students from 30 nations. Most of all, this scholarship will grant you the prestige and opportunities that will make you an invaluable asset in the global economy.

Eligibility

  1. Full-time SMU first year undergraduate student
  2. Citizens from ASEAN countries* (excluding Singapore citizens)
  3. Outstanding academic results
  4. Demonstrates leadership and communications skills
  5. Good record of co-curricular activity and/or community service involvement
  6. Good character record

*ASEAN countries comprise Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Scholarship Coverage

  1. Covers annual tuition fees for four years
  2. Provides an annual living allowance of S$5,800

Application Deadline: Vary

Please see the official website for more information.

https://admissions.smu.edu.sg/scholarships/asean-undergraduate-scholarship

SMU International Prospectus 2019

2020 Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Posted on: September 30, 2019

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

For 2020 entry, Gates Cambridge will offer 80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

Eligibility

  1. a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  2. applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:
  3. PhD
  4. MSc/MLitt
  5. One year postgraduate course

How to apply?

Applicants submit their application for admission and funding (Gates Cambridge and other funding) via the University’s Graduate Application Portal. See How to apply for details.

Scholarship Coverage : Fully-funded

Application Time-frame

What stage? Round 1 Round 2
Applications open 2 September 2019 2 September 2019
Application deadline 9 October 2019 Dependent on your course – either 3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020
Shortlisted candidates invited to interview Late December Early March
Interviews 24 & 25 January 2020 (Seattle, USA) 23 & 24 March 2020 (Cambridge, UK)
Scholarships offered Early February Late March
Scholarships accepted 48 hours after offer 48 hours after offer

Please see the official website for more information.

https://www.gatescambridge.org/apply-overview

 

Orange Knowledge Program

Posted on: September 30, 2019

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries. The programme is the successor of the NICHE and NFP programmes.

How can you apply?

You cannot apply online on this website. You need to first select a course and then contact the education institution of your course and ask how to apply for the scholarship. You can find a list of courses and institutions that are linked to the Orange Knowledge Programme in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.

Which courses are available?

Scholarships are available for a selection of:

  1. short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months)
  2. master’s programmes (duration 12 – 24 months)

All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder. Please search in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.

What are the deadlines?

There are 3 application rounds for individual scholarships every year. These rounds usually open in February, June and September. The application round in September is only for short courses. The deadlines vary per institution.

Current application round

The current application round opened on 5 September 2019. This application round is for short courses starting between 23 February 2020 and 27 July 2020.

After selecting a course, you need to contact the Dutch institution directly for more information about the application deadline.

What is the selection procedure?

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Candidates register with their Dutch education institution
  2. Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application
  3. Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
  4. Selection results published
  5. Grants awarded

The Dutch institution can give you more information on the various steps involved in the application and selection procedures, as well as the eligibility criteria. You can find contact information for the Dutch institutions on www.studyfinder.nl.

Please see the official website for more information. 

https://www.studyinholland.nl/finances/scholarships/highlighted-scholarships/orange-knowledge-programme

2020 GLOBAL KOREA SCHOLARSHIP

Posted on: September 30, 2019

The Korean Government Scholarship Program for undergraduate degrees is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea for Bachelor-level degrees, which in turn will contribute to promoting the international exchange in education and to deepening the mutual friendship among countries.

Type of Program

Undergraduate Degrees (via Regional Universities for Natural Science and Engineering Majors)

Eligibility

(1) CITIZENSHIP: An applicant and his or her parents must be citizens of one the countries listed on the above chart in #2 of this guideline.

(2) AGE: An applicant must be under age 25 as of March 1, 2020 (Should be born after March, 1, 1995).

(3) HEALTH: An applicant must be in good health, both physically and mentally.

(4) LEVEL OF EDUCATION: An applicant must have graduated or be expected to graduate from a high school as of March 1, 2020

(5) GRADES: An applicant must maintain the overall grade point average (CGPA)

(6) An applicant should never have been awarded with any scholarship programs from Korea for an undergraduate degree program.

(7) An applicant must have no limitations in travelling abroad

(8) Applicants who have proficiency in the Korean or English language will be given preference.

(9) Descendants of the Korean War veterans will be given preference.

(10) Only Engineering and Science majors will be selected.

(11) Applicants from low income families or underprivileged backgrounds will be given preference.

(12) An applicant is restricted to apply either for the Embassy, the Regional University, or the Associate Degree track.

Scholarship Benefits

  1. Airplane Ticket or Airfare
  2. Monthly Stipend
  3. Tuition
  4. Settlement Allowance
  5. Scholarship Completion Grants
  6. Korean Language Training
  7. Medical Insurance
  8. Korean Proficiency Grants

Scholarship Period: March 1, 2020 ~ February 28, 2025 (1-year Language + 4-year Degree Program)

Application Time-Frame

early September 2019 [1st ROUND]

Each university makes an announcement to open the application.

Applicants must check the university’s announcement for the deadline.

September ~ October

2019

The university conducts the first round of selection.

Applicants submit the application documents to ONE university of their choice.

Universities will conduct the interviews on applicants.

November 4, 2019 The universities forward the application documents of selected candidates to NIIED.
November 7 ~ November 18

2019

[2ND ROUND]

NIIED conducts the second round of selection through a selection committee.

NIIED announces the result of the second round of selection on the GKS Notice board at www.studyinkorea.go.kr.

 

~December 4   Candidates who pass the second round must submit the passport copy and the certificate of health (FORM 7) to the universities..
January 9, 2020 NIIED announces the final successful candidates on the GKS Notice board at www.studyinkorea.go.kr.
January ~ early February

2020

The universities inform the scholars of their entry to Korea.

Scholars must get their visa issued, check their entry flight itinerary and make preparations to enter Korea.

February 24 ~ 25

2020

Entry to Korea

Please see the following website and links for more information.

http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/cop/bbs/JobBoard/selectBoardArticle.do?bbsId=BBSMSTR_000000000461&nttId=3083&fbclid=IwAR0yTOeJkC0XyX8ODlW1RaATjWWG4pmcqJ2VhZPLRK6iuveXxMeI1KrHMYo

2020 GKS-U Application Guidelines (Regional University Track)    /  GKS-U-FAQ(2020)-Regional University Track

 

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

Posted on: September 27, 2019

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Education and Skills and managed by the Council. In 2018, we invested in a total of 1,193 postgraduate scholars, with over 5,000 individual scholarships for excellent research awarded to date.

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is unique in the Irish research landscape and complements other channels for funded postgraduate education in the Irish eco-system. Among its features are:

  1. individual, prestigious awards for excellent research in the name of the applicant;
  2. an objective selection process using international, independent expert peer review;
  3. funding across all disciplines, from archaeology to zoology;
  4. awards for bottom-up, non-directed research, with the exception of those funded by our strategic funding partners.

The programme provides outstanding students with the opportunity to direct their own research at the early-career stage, working with a supervisor, in their chosen area of interest. Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches are welcomed. Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged as it is recognised that advancing fundamental understanding is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools and perspectives from two or more disciplines.

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is highly competitive, with an average success rate of 18% over the past five years. Successful applicants who become scholars under the programme are recognised as demonstrating world-class potential as future research leaders and in the quality of their ideas.

How to apply

Potential applicants should read the 2020 Terms and Conditions carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. Indicative versions of the applicant, supervisor and referee forms are provided for information purposes only. All participants must create and submit their forms via the online system. ( https://irishresearch.smartsimple.ie/s_Login.jsp )

Application Time-Frame

Application Opening: September 5, 2019
Application Deadline: October 31, 2019
Supervisor and referee deadline: November 7, 2019
Research office endorsement deadline: November 14, 2019

Please see the website and link below for more information.

http://research.ie/funding/goipg/?f=postgraduate

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Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for master study at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Posted on: September 25, 2019

Type of Program : Master Programs at Utrecht University

Scholarship Coverage

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:

  1. tuition fees (OR)
  2. tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses

Application Process

After submitting an application for the Master’s program, non-EU/EEA students will have the option to submit an application for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship.

You will need to upload the following document:

**Proof of belonging to the top 10% of your graduating class: an official document issued by your university that proves you are among the top 10% of your graduating class, such as a statement signed and stamped by your University, a reference letter, a class ranking certificate, etc.

Please note that students starting their program in February are not eligible for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships.

  1. Submit an application for a Master’s program; if you do not do this first, your UES application will simply be deleted.
  2. After submitting an application for a Master’s program, you can go to Osiris Online Application.
  3. Log in with your Osiris username and password.
  4. Click on the link ‘New application’.
  5. Answer the UES questions and upload the requested document(s).
  6. Submit your application.

Application Time-Frame

Application Deadline: before January 31st 23:59 CET 2020, after which the application portal will be closed. Your application for a scholarship will only be processed if you have submitted an application for a Master’s program as well. Please note that in some cases you may need to apply before December 1; check the ‘When to apply’ section under Admission and application of your master’s program.

Please see the following website for more information.

https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht-excellence-scholarships

https://www.uu.nl/masters/en

 

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) at Leiden University, the Netherlands

Posted on: September 25, 2019

Type of Program

Master Programs for

  1. Excellent non-EEA/non-EFTA* students joining a full-time Leiden University Master’s degree program
  2. Excellent students of all nationalities joining an LLM Advanced Studies program or the Master’s in International Relations & Diplomacy

Scholarship Coverage

The LExS is awarded for the duration of the study programme. There are three available levels of awards:

  • € 10,000 of the tuition fee
  • € 15,000 of the tuition fee
  • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

The LExS is not a full scholarship. Non-EEA LExS recipients must still submit ‘proof of sufficient funds’ for their student visa/residence permit application.

Application process

  1. Apply online for admission to a Master’s programme at Leiden University and pay the application fee if applicable.
  2. In the scholarship section of your online application, indicate that you wish to apply for a LExS.
  3. Upload your LExS motivation letter as instructed in your online application. This is a PDF file of max. 500 words, in which you explain why you would like to be considered for the award.
  4. Submit your online application, containing your LExS application, before the LExS application deadline.
  5. If you apply for more than one study programme and wish to apply for a LExS for each, indicate this clearly in each application and upload a LExS motivation letter for each.

Application Time-Frame

Application deadlines: October 1, 2019 for Programs start in February, 2020

February 1, 2019 for Programs start in September, 2020

Please see the following website and link for more information.  

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/scholarships/sea/leiden-university-excellence-scholarship-lexs

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Fully-funded fellowships for ASEAN aspirants: Ph.D at an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Posted on: September 25, 2019

On 25th January 2018, the eve of Indian Republic Day, the honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, in the presence of the heads of all 10 ASEAN countries, announced 1000 fellowships for ASEAN citizens to pursue the PhD programme at an IIT of their choice. The programme is exclusively for aspirants from ASEAN countries and in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the warm and friendly ties between India and ASEAN.

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are considered among the best engineering/technology institutions in the world. They are also among India’s most well known brands. In a fresh beginning, the Government of India – through this programme, offers fully funded fellowships exclusively for ASEAN aspirants to pursue PhD at an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of their choice. This an exclusive programme and different from all other Government of India programmes such as Study in India and all other fellowships. Accordingly, it doesn’t share any common application procedure with them.

How to Apply?

  1. Interested candidates apply online on the portal. (https://ecampus.iitd.ac.in/ASEAN/login)
  2. They choose the IIT and the specific programme/area in the online application.
  3. Each IIT a candidate applies to conducts its admission process consisting of application screening, shortlisting, possible online interview, and announces its admission offers, including the waitlist. Candidates selected in multiple programmes give their final acceptance to exactly one, and the consolidated results are announced on this portal after duly operating the waitlist.

Scholarship Coverage

Maximum tenure of each fellowship: 5 years
Stipend per month: INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years, INR 35,000/- for the next three years
Research Grant: Up to INR 170,000/- for research expenses such as travel, books, contingency
Accommodation/Monthly House Rent Allowance: Up to 24% – as per Govt. norms (depending on the city) – of the stipend, if hostel accommodation not provided.

Application Time-Frame

Application Opening: September 17, 2019

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019

Please see the following website for more information.

http://asean.iitd.ac.in/

3rd Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC III) Theme: Democracy and Inclusivity Youth and Inclusive Digital Democracy

Posted on: September 24, 2019

Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) is an annual intergovernmental forum initiated by the government of the Republic of Indonesia in 2008. It was created to demonstrate a progressive democratic architecture in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum facilitates dialogues through sharing experiences and best practices in managing diversity that encourages equality, mutual understanding and respect.

This year, in conjunction to Bali Democracy Forum XII (BDF XIi), The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia will hold the 3rd Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC III) at Nusa Dua, Bali, 5 – 6 December 2019. BDSC III will uphold a theme “Democracy and Inclusivity: Youth and Inclusive Digital Democracy”.

The participants of BDSC III will consist of 150 students from all around the globe. During the program, the participants will share their experiences related to democracy and inclusivity in their respective countries from the perspective of youth.

The application of BDSC III’s participants must be submitted online and open for both Indonesian and Foreign Students studying in Indonesia. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The committee will conduct selection process to all submitted applications. The committee’s decision on the selection of participants is final.

Eligibility

  1. Bachelor or Master student of University or College, having an interest towards international, social and political issues, particularly democracy.
  2. Age between 21 – 28 years old, or has completed at least 4 semesters (Currently in the 5th semester)
  3. Has never participated in any previous BDSC.
  4. Good command of English both written and spoken. Having a certificate of TOEFL (paper based min. 500 or iBT min. 79) or IELTS (scored min. 6) is a plus.
  5. Actively involved in various students and social organizations.
  6. An active user of social media.

Submitted Documents

  1. Filled in application form
  2. Curriculum vitae (PDF file max 1MB);
  3. Recommendation letter from university (recommendation letter from faculty or university are accepted, file should be on PDF form, max 1MB);
  4. Statement letter to join the entire program of BDSC III in Bali from 4 – 7 December 2019 (File PDF max 1MB);
  5. Scanned ID Card (Kartu Tanda Penduduk (KTP) for Indonesian students or passport for foreign students) and University Students ID (File JPG max 1MB);
  6. Photo (File JPG max 1MB);
  7. TOEFL/IELTS certificate (if any);
  8. A maximum 650-word essay having a theme “Democracy and Inclusivity: Youth and Inclusive Digital Democracy” (font: Arial 11, space: 1,5, doc file max 1MB);
  9. A 30-second Video Profile uploaded into participant’s social media account (please put the link in the application form). The Video must contain:
    1. Short self-introduction;
    2. Participant’s view towards Democracy and Inclusivity.

Program Coverage

The committee will provide the following facilities:

  1. Return domestic flight tickets from the city where participant study in Indonesia to Bali.
  2. Twin-shared accommodation for 4 days and 3 nights in Bali (check in on 4 December 2019, check out on 7 December 2019);
  3. Local transportation (Airport-hotel and hotel-venue);
  4. Meals during the program.

Application Time-Frame

Application Opening: September 20, 2019

Application Deadline: October 7, 2019

Please see the following website for detailed information.

https://bdsc.kemlu.go.id/

DAAD Scholarship: Postgraduate studies in the Field of Music

Posted on: September 24, 2019

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

Type of Program

  1. a Master’s degree/postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or
  2. a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification (not an undergraduate course)

Eligibility

Foreign applicants who have gained a first university degree in the field of Music at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study program; if this is not possible, they should have at least exhausted all the training options available for their instrument in their country of origin.

Scholarship Coverage: Fully-funded

Application Process

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send additional documents by post to the specified application address. Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this program is not available until the next application period. The access to the DAAD portal generally opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline at the latest.  (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

Application Time-Frame

Application Opening: Ongoing

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

Please copy and paste the following link for detailed information.

daad.de/go/en/stipa57135743

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

Posted on: September 24, 2019

The Scholarship was established in 1996 and revised in 2016. The intention of the Scholarship is to encourage and support academically excellent domestic and international students, who are paying domestic fees, to undertake doctoral study at the University of Auckland. Students who are undertaking their first doctoral programme will be assessed for scholarship eligibility and award at the time of application to the doctoral programme.

Type of Program

Ph.D, DClinPsy or the research component of an approved doctorate

Scholarship Coverage

***Up to $27,900  for 2019 plus compulsory fees and international health insurance (see Reg. 2). Available to domestic students and domestic fee-paying international students

Scholarship offer rate:  Annually

Application Process

You do not need to apply for this scholarship, award or prize or complete an online application form. It is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant faculty or University of Auckland committee. For more information about the awarding process for this scholarship, award or prize, download a copy of the regulations.

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Please see the following website for detailed information.

https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/find-a-scholarship/the-university-of-auckland-doctoral-scholarships-43-all.html

2020-2021 Obama Foundation Scholars Program

Posted on: September 20, 2019

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University brings together rising leaders from around the world who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges in their communities, countries and regions. Over the course of an academic year, the Obama Foundation Scholars will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills and to build new capacities and networks that will accelerate their impact in their home countries.

Type of Program

A year-long, rigorous, immersive program at Columbia University

Eligibility

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from around the world who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country outside the United States, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities
  2. Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “tipping point” in their careers
  3. Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)
  4. Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community
  5. Have a demonstrated commitment to humility, integrity, inclusivity, stewardship, fearlessness, imagination and teamwork

Scholarship Coverage

  1. Monthly stipend to assist with living expenses in New York City
  2. furnished studio apartment within walking distance of Columbia University
  3. All tuition and fees for up to four courses at Columbia University
  4. Basic medical, dental and life insurance for the duration of the program
  5. Air travel to and from home country and any program-related activities
  6. Leadership development programming led by the Obama Foundation that will help scholars gain the real-world skills, tools and experiences to expand the impact of their work when they return home

Application Process

Complete the online application form

Application Time-Frame

Application Opening: Ongoing

Application Deadline: December 13, 2019

Please see the following website for detailed information.

https://worldprojects.columbia.edu/content/2020-2021-application-information

Graduate Scholarship Program for Excellent Foreign Students (EFS) Semester 2/2019

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Sirindhorn Interantional Institute of Technology, Thammasat University

Description Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) offers undergraduate and graduate programs (master and doctoral levels) leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The bachelor degree is offered in the following areas: chemical engineering (ChE), civil engineering (CE), computer engineering (CPE), electronics and communication engineering (EC), engineering management (EM), industrial engineering (IE), information technology (IT), management technology (MT), and mechanical engineering (ME).

SIIT offers three master of engineering programs, namely, Master of Engineering Program in Engineering Technology, Master of Engineering Program in Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems, and Master of Engineering Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Systems Engineering. It also offers a Master of Science Program in Engineering and Technology and Doctor of Philosophy Program in Engineering and Technology.

At the present time, the Institute has established both faculty member and student exchange programs with a number of universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. These programs allow not only faculty members to collaborate with their counterparts in research projects, but also students to have an opportunity to take courses at those universities. Additionally, invitations to visit and teach SIIT courses are regularly extended to qualified foreign professors under such programs.

Type of Program

Master’s Degree (2-year curriculum)

Doctoral Degree (3-year curriculum)

Candidate Qualifications

  1. Must not be a Thai Nationality
  2. Excellent academic record (preferably ranked within the top 20 percent of the class)
  3. Meet qualifications of SIIT graduate programs admissions
  4. Two Strong Recommendation Letters (at least one recommendation letter must come from an academic instructor/advisor)
  5. Have good health and good conduct
  6. Must not be a recipient of another type of scholarship

Scholarship Coverage

  1. Full tuition and educational support fees (Full Thesis Support), excluding: TU Matriculation Fee and TU Educational Support Fees
  2. Living allowance of 10,000 Bath per month
  3. Round trip economy travel expenses, the most direct route to and from Thailand and the recipient’s home country (actual expenses, maximum 20,000 Baht/student)
  4. Miscellaneous expenses such as visa fees, airport taxes, etc. (actual expenses, but not over 10,000 Baht)
  5. Health and accident insurance during the period of scholarship in Thailand

Application Time-frame

Application Opening: September 1, 2019

Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

Announcement of Successful Candidates: November 13, 2019

Please see the following website for detailed information.

https://www.siit.tu.ac.th/about_news_detail.php?sid=12&nid=251

2020-2021 UWC Scholarships for Myanmar Students

Posted on: September 16, 2019

2020-2021 UWC Scholarships for Myanmar applicants are now open.

The wait is over. Imagine yourself as a student of UWC.

The Colleges mention below will offer scholarships for six Myanmar Nationals. (Please note different age requirements for each college.)

UWC China located in Changshu Shi, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China (partially funded)

https://uwcchina.org/

Li Po Chun United World College located in Hong Kong (partially funded)

http://www.lpcuwc.edu.hk

UWC South East Asia (Singapore) (Full scholarship)

https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg

UWC Maastricht, Netherlands (full scholarship)

https://www.uwcmaastricht.nl/

UWC Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (full scholarship)

http://uwcmostar.ba/

Hurry Up! The deadline is December 31, 2019 (11:59PM).

Please make sure to read the application detail and criteria before APPLYING.

Application Process

Please download the application form and academic reference form at the given link and submit to uwcmyanmarnc@gmail.com

UWC Application Form 2020_ 2021

2020-2021 UWC-Academic Reference Form

Please click this link for more information.

UWC_2020_ 2021 Entry Information

UWC 2020-2021

 

2020 Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program

Posted on: September 6, 2019

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. The prestigious, year-long career advancement program draws on The Asia Foundation’s extensive 18-country network and deep expertise working with innovative leaders and communities across the region.

Eligibility

Asia Foundation Development Fellows must:

  1. Have a demonstrable record of experience and accomplishment related to The Asia Foundation’s fields of expertise: governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation;
  2. Be thoughtful, committed, respected and inspirational leaders within their professional fields and within their larger community;
  3. Be under 40 years of age by January 1, 2020;
  4. Be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required);
  5. Be available and able to participate in all program components on the program dates specified; and
  6. Be resident nationals or citizens of the following countries where The Asia Foundation has programs: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and, Vietnam.

2020 PROGRAM DATES

The 2020 program will be conducted in Laos, Singapore, and the USA (San Francisco, and Washington DC) and includes a flexible small grant award of US $5,000.

March 21 – April 2, 2020:  Laos – Leadership Dialogue and Exchange, Part 1

April 3-5, 2020: Singapore – Forum on Leadership for Asia’s Future: At the Frontlines of Change Development Fellows Alumni Gathering

September 12-26, 2020: USA – Leadership Dialogue and Exchange, Part 2

Application Timeline

Application Opening: 18 August, 2019

Application Deadline: 7 October, 2019

Selection finalized: January 2020

Please click the following link for more information.

https://asiafoundation.org/what-we-do/asia-foundation-development-fellows/apply/

Spring 2020 YSEALI Professional Fellows Programs

Posted on: September 4, 2019

The U.S. Embassy is seeking English-speaking professionals for YSEALI programs this spring. The exchange programs are all-expenses paid. Applicants must be interested in improving professional skills and establishing international partnerships.

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program is designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build sustainable partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the U.S.  Because this is a program for professionals, non-working, non-professional students are not eligible to apply.  The required age range for participants is 25 – 35 years of age.

During the five-week program in the United States, participants will gain first-hand knowledge of how organizations and institutions operate, while also participating in site visits and specially-designed seminars.  An important part of the program is a fellowship. Participants will be matched with a similar organization in the U.S. and work with an American counterpart for one month.  Participants will spend one month in their fellowship and one week in Washington, D.C. Please note, people can only apply for one of the YSEALI programs per batch.

American Council of Young Political Leaders Governance and Society Program

Application Deadline: November 1

Program dates: April 18-May 29

To apply, click here: ACYPL application portal

For more information, see: https://www.acypl.org/what-we-do/professional-fellows/

https://web.facebook.com/ACYPL-Pro-Fellows-Myanmar-1547226505358057/

You can also contact us directly with any questions at:  pfpacyplmyanmar@gmail.com

University of Montana Civic Engagement Program

Deadline to apply is November 1, 2019 for Spring 2020 Fellowship.

Program dates: April 22-May 29

To apply, click here:

https://mansfieldcenter.submittable.com/submit/140752/myanmar-yseali-professional-fellows-application-spring-2020

For more information, see https://facebook.com/MyanmarYSEALICivicEngagementFellowsProgram and https://sites.google.com/view/myanmarpfpmontana/home

You can also contact us directly with any questions at: pfpmontanamyanmar@gmail.com

ICMA Sustainable Development and Environmental Fellowship

Deadline to apply is November 1, 2019 for Spring 2020 Fellowship

Program dates: April 21-May 30

To apply, click here: https://icma.submittable.com/submit/e803d215-7dba-469c-a37e-89ddd77e5151/spring-2020-yseali-professional-fellows-program-sustainable-development-and-the

For more information on the program: https://icma.org/programs-and-projects/yseali-professional-fellows-program

https://web.facebook.com/Myanmar-Yseali-Environmental-Fellows-Program-735306739996206/

Spring 2020 YSEALI Professional Fellows Program in Economic Empowerment

Posted on: September 1, 2019

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’, Professional Fellows Division. The program brings emerging leaders to the United States for intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise. Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) strengthens leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. These two programs have come together as the new YSEALI PFP to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community.

The shared vision of YSEALI Professional Fellows in the economic empowerment cohort should be to expand economic opportunities for their communities, country and citizens.

Type of Program : One month tentative program

Eligibility

To apply, you must be:

  1. 25-35 years old
  2. A citizen and current resident of either: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, or Vietnam
  3. Speak fluent English
  4. Have at least two years relevant work experience and be currently employed
  5. Have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills

Scholarship Coverage : Fully Funded

Application Time-frame

Application Opening: September 1,2019 – Spring application opens online at https://ais.americancouncils.org/pfp

Application deadline: November 1,2019

Program Dates: April-May 2020