Tuesday, January 27, 2009

La Trobe University PhD Scholarship in Database Optimisation for Flash Memory

Australia - La Trobe University PhD Scholarship in Database Optimisation for Flash Memory

One PhD scholarship is available in the area of database optimization for flash memory. Flash memory is a superior database storage medium than the hard disk drive(HDD). Flash memory can access data up to 100 times faster than HDD and currently can store more than 640GB of data. This means in the future flash memory is likely to replace HDDs for large database servers that require high performance. In addition flash memory is particularly suitable for small portable devices since it is small, shock resistant and uses little energy. This project aims to create and evaluate algorithms that take full advantage of the desirable characteristics of flash memory while overcoming its significant hardware constraints. Applicant must have strong programming capabilities.

Eligibility:
Applicant must have achieved at least an honours 2a or equivalent degree in computer science or similar discipline and fulfil other requirements for PhD candidature in La Trobe University (for more information see RGSO web site).

Scholarship Amount:
$26, 669 per year (2009 APAI rate) for 3 years. The scholarship is funded under the ARC discovery project scheme (project number DP0985451).

Location:
La Trobe University

Contact Person:
Name: Dr Zhen He
Email: z.he@latrobe.edu.au
Phone: (03) 9479 3036
Web site: http://homepage.cs.latrobe.edu.au/zhe/

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University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom PhD Studentships in High Dimensional EntAngled Systems

United Kingdom - University of Strathclyde PhD Studentships in High Dimensional EntAngled Systems

Two PhD places are available for students eager to learn more about quantum phenomena, quantum and nonlinear optics and quantum communications.

We are looking for PhD students to work in theoretical, computational or experimental aspects of this fascinating research field (or even in all three!).

The project forms part of the EU network HIDEAS with collaborating groups in Italy, France, Denmark and The Netherlands and will include visiting and working with these groups.

If you are interested then please contact : pgstudies@phys.strath.ac.uk

Application deadline: Mar 31 (Tue), 2009

Preference is given to candidates with EU citizenships.

Department of Physics
John Anderson Building
107 Rottenrow
Glasgow, G4 0NG
Scotland, U.K
Contact: Prof. Gianluca Oppo/Prof. Steve Barnett
E-mail: pgstudies@phys.strath.ac.uk
Phone: +44 141 548 3761/3364
Fax: +44 141 552 2891

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Competition on Postgraduate Research Studentships 2009

The competition is now open to all UK and other EU students planning to study for a full time PhD in one of the following departments: Art; Biological Sciences; Computer Science; Education and Lifelong Learning; English Literature & Creative Writing; Geography & Earth Sciences; History & Welsh History; Information Studies; International Politics; Law & Criminology; Management & Business; Mathematical & Physical Sciences; Psychology; Rural Sciences; Sport & Exercise Science; Theatre, Film & Television Studies; and Welsh & Celtic Studies.

Tuition fees are paid for up to 3 years, along with a maintenance grant of around £12,940 per year, and a travel and conference allowance.

For FDs tel: 01970 622270 or email: pg-admissions@aber.ac.uk For EAF visit www.aber.ac.uk/pga/

Closing date: 1/03/2009

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

OFID Scholarship Award 2009/10

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified undergraduate students are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2009/10. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support an undergraduate student from any developing country, to pursue higher education in a relevant field of development, in any recognized university/college in the world. Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of advanced professional or graduate training. The winner of the OFID Award will receive a scholarship of up to US$100,000 The funds will be spread over a maximum of two years, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2009/10.

Eligibility
To be eligible the candidate must meet ALL of the following criteria: :

* Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
* Must be a graduating student with a Baccalaureate from a four-year, accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
* Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
* Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting September 2009, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Masters Degree.
* Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries)
* Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

PLEASE NOTE: Please read ALL of the directions below before proceeding with the application process:


1. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided. Therefore, all questions should be answered as thoroughly as possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed on it.
2. OFID will not consider applications received through a third party.
3. Please do not call or email OFID to ask if your application has been received, or to inquire about your status.
4. Please note that only the winner will be notified.
5. All materials submitted become the property of OFID and will not be returned to the applicant.
6. Applicants must complete the on-line application form and essay requirement, and must email the required materials to OFID’s email address provided below. All materials including the on-line application, recommendations, and other required information must be received no later than March 31, 2009.

Applicants should submit required documents via scholarship@ofid.org

Disbursement of the Scholarship Fund
The terms and conditions of payment will be determined in coordination with the student upon his/her selection in accordance with the following guidelines:

* The tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as may be required by the academic institution, will be paid by OFID directly to the academic institution. Health insurance will be paid in accordance with the institution’s own standard medical scheme.
* A monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books and accommodation, will be transferred to the student’s own personal bank account on a quarterly basis.
* Prior to the start of his/her first year studies, the student will be paid a relocation grant, equal to two-month allowance. OFID will also pay for travel costs from the nearest airport to the student’s place of residence, to the nearest airport to the chosen place of study. Upon completion of the studies, the student will be paid the cost of one-way air ticket to his/her home country.

Required documents

* A completed on-line application form.
* A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
* A scanned letter of acceptance from your chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program (must not exceed a maximum of two years).
* A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
* A short essay – of about 250 words in English – giving reasons for applying for OFID’s scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Masters degree studies to help in the development of your home country.
* Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant’s present university.

Eligible Countries
* In addition to nationals of OFID Member States, nationals of the following countries are also eligible:

Africa:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d`lvoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome& Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia and the Middle East:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Korea DR, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Latin America and the Caribbean:
Antigua Barbuda , Belize, Barbados, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, , Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Europe:
Albania , Bosnia Herzegovin

Click here to apply online

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University of Cologne, Germany Doctoral Scholarships Management, Economics and Social Sciences

The Cologne Graduate School (CGS) will constitute the integrated PhD program of the Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.

Each year, a limited number of scholarships will be offered to the very best graduates in management, economics, and the social sciences. These so-called WiSo scholars will be recruited internationally across the three disciplines of the Faculty. The Graduate School will also provide the infrastructure for international doctoral exchange.

The course program will start in October 2009. During the first year, students will take part in courses on multidisciplinary methods and theories and subject-specific courses.

During the second and third year, students mainly conduct research and work on their thesis. Students are encouraged to spend one term abroad.

The CGS is looking for excellent students who are close to finishing their Master’s degree (or German Diploma or equivalent) and who count among the top 10% of graduates in their faculty. The teaching language of the program is English.

Scholarships:
For excellent students with a Master’s degree (or German Diploma or equivalent), the CGS offers a limited number of scholarships (1,200 Euro per month). The maximum duration of a scholarship is three years. Scholarships will start in October 2009. The grant is tax-free and there are no tuition fees to be paid.

Application Procedure:
Application deadline is April 30, 2009. The CGS also encourages international students with a master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Sciences and related fields to apply. Detailed information on the application process for scholarships 2009 will be available on February 15, 2009 on CGS website. Successful candidates will be interviewed on May 18, 2009 on Cologne campus. For more details, please visit the CGS website at: www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/cgs

Contact:
Cologne Graduate School of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (CGS)
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50931 Köln
Germany

email: admissions-cgs[ at ]wiso.uni-koeln.de

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Friday, January 23, 2009

International Fulbright Science and Technology Award

International Fulbright Science and Technology Award
Deadline for next application cycle (2010-2011) is January 30, 2009


The U.S. Embassy announces the opening of competition for a NEW International Fulbright Science and Technology Award. This award is designed for PhD study at top U.S. universities in science, technology or engineering for outstanding foreign doctoral students. You are invited to apply for this Fulbright Award fully-funded by the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy of the United States of America in Guinea for the academic year beginning August 2010. The grant covers tuition, a monthly stipend for up to 36 months, health and accident coverage, a book and equipment allowance, research allowance, professional conference allowance, travel support, and specially tailored enrichment activities. After three years, the U.S. universities at which the scholars are placed will cover the remaining expenses toward completion of a PhD. No funding is available to meet expenses of Fulbright students’ dependents (husbands, wives, children, parents, etc).

Candidate Requirements: All applicants must have excellent academic records, strong English language skills, outstanding character, and a desire to use skills gained in the United States to serve Guinea upon completion of studies in the U.S. Applicants must be Guinean. Applicants must not be U.S. citizens or holders of green cards. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree before August 1, 2010. Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence within their field of specialization.

Eligible fields of study include: Aeronautics and Astronomics/Aeronautical Engineering, Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences/Engineering, Engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum), Environmental Science/Engineering, Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Information Sciences/Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience/Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Oceanography, and Physics. For a description of these fields of study, please click here.
Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 240 (Computer-based) and 580 (paper-based).
Applicants must have satisfied the 2-year residency requirement of any previous J-1 visa, if they are previous U.S. government grantees

Provisions:
• Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
• Preference will be given to those applicants who have not studied in the U.S. previously.
• ALL recipients of a Fulbright student scholarship MUST return to their home country for at least 2 years upon termination of the scholarship, and will not be allowed to re-enter the U.S. for 2 years, except for tourism or continued studies.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Please click here for the application forms.

Instructions for Application:
The deadline for submission of all Fulbright applications is January 30, 2009. All applications can be submitted to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, by email to PDConakry@state.gov with the subject line "Fulbright Science and Technology Program".
For further information, please contact ConakryPD@state.gov.

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Doctorate Scholarship - University of Oldenburg

The Faculty II computer science, economics and law at the Carl von Ossietzky Oldenburg University is in the field of "Finance and Banking (Prof. Dr. Jörg Prokop) a Doctorate Scholarship for a period of two years to be awarded.

Prerequisites for a successful application are significantly above average from
closed completed university studies with an emphasis in Banking and Finance as well as very good English skills. Another study in accounting is desirable. The expectation is also a high degree of personal initiative, responsibility and commitment.

The scholarship is intended to prepare a thesis written under the project "Securitization and its effect on the information function of bank balance sheets," a collaborative project with the Department of Accounting and Controlling of the University of Bremen. It is with a monthly amount of € 1.000, - plus a monthly research allowance of € 100, - doped.

Carl von Ossietzky University aims to double the proportion of women in the science area. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled people are equally qualified preferred.

For more information about the Department of Finance and Banking, please visit http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/fiwi_bbl/. Your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, or certificates of employment, etc.), please post or e-mail until 2 February 2009 to Prof. Dr. Jörg Prokop, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Faculty II, Finance and Banking, 26111 Oldenburg, joerg.prokop @ uni-oldenburg.de.

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Graduate International Scholarships - Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University has an International Center (IC) that offering several types of institutional graduate scholarships and assistantships to new, international, full-time, degree-seeking students as well as Undergraduate International Scholarships.

TYPES OF AWARDS

  • Graduate Assistantship: 50 percent tuition waiver for one semester. Requires a 10-hour per week work assignment. (U.S. citizens, permanent residents and International students)
  • International Scholar Program: 20 percent to 50 percent tuition waiver. (International students)

  • Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Previous academic record

  • Deadline:
    - Fall semester - April 1
    - Spring semester - September 1

  • Application Form : Click Here



ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

New, full-time degree-seeking students, who have applied directly to the university and believe they have a financial need, may apply for institutional scholarships and assistantships. Other factors that may be considered when evaluating requests are:

* Previous academic record
* Community involvement and service
* Professional work experience and achievement

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Priority consideration will be given to those students who apply by the deadline. Applications received after the priority deadline will be awarded on a funds-available basis. You will be notified by mail as decisions are made should you apply for a graduate scholarship or assistantship. The type and value of the scholarship will be explained in the award letter if you are selected as a scholarship recipient.

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Undergraduate International Scholarships in Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University(HPU) is the largest private university in Hawaii. It was attended by 8200 students from all U.S. states and more than 100 countries. The diversity of the student population stimulates learning first hand about other cultures, both inside and outside the classroom. There is no majority populations in HPU. The students are encouraged to assess the values, customs, traditions and principles of others to gain a clearer understanding of their own perspectives. HPU students make friends with students from all parts of the United States and the world, and create relationships that will enable them to succeed in the global economy of the twenty-first century.

Hawaii Pacific University has an International Center (IC) that operates as a clearinghouse of resources and support for international students and they have established a scholarship to recognize outstanding international students who have the potential to become leaders in their respective communities.

Now The Scholarships in brief...


  • Course Type: Undergraduate - International

  • Scholarship Type: Partial tuition waiver ranging from 20% to 50% of tuition

  • Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Degree seeking students and have to applied directly

  • Deadline:
    - Fall semester - April 1
    - Spring semester - September 1

  • Application Form : Click Here



Details are follows...


Description: This Undergraduate International Scholarship is a partial tuition waiver ranging from 20% to 50% of tuition. It is renewable each year until completion of a undergraduate degree as long as the student is in good academic standing.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements
: Eligible applicants are full-time degree-seeking students who have applied directly to Hawaii Pacific University and have been accepted.

The following scholarship requirements must be fulfilled to be considered for an award:

A. A completed HPU Application for Undergraduate Admissions form including:

*
Certified academic transcripts from your college (all documents that are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations)
*
U.S. $50 application fee
*
Statement of Financial Sponsorship
*
Original or certified copy of a bank statement or letter showing sufficient funds to cover one academic year of study at HPU
*
Documented proof that you meet HPU's minimum English Requirements.

B. A completed Undergraduate International Scholarship Application form including:

*
A letter of recommendation, preferably from a professor, current or former teacher who knows you well.
*
A letter of motivation.


Submit all of the materials listed above to:

Hawaii Pacific University Admissions Office
International Scholarship Committee
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100
Honolulu, HI 96813
U.S.A.


Deadlines:

Applications for the fall semester must be mailed by April 1, and received by April 15

Applications for the spring semester must be mailed by September 1, and received by September 15

Selected scholarship recipients will be notified by mail with the details of the award.

Scholarship Application Form: Please click here for a copy of the application form.

If you have any other questions or need further information, you may contact the International Center at:

Phone: +1 (808) 543-8088
Fax: +1 (808) 543-8065
E-mail: international@hpu.edu
Web site: www.hpu.edu/international


NOTE:
1.This scholarship may not be used in combination with other scholarships funded by the University, and may be applied only to the fall and spring semesters.
2. If students are awarded more than one scholarship within the same academic year, they may select the scholarship having the greater value.
3. Recipients of a 50% tuition waiver award are committed to a part-time work requirement of fifteen hours per week at the University during the fall and spring semesters.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

University of Innsbruck, Austria - Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions in Parallel Computing

Funded Research Positions for Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Researchers in Parallel Computing

The Institute of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, invites applications for Phd students in the Distributed and Parallel Systems Group (DPS). DPS focuses on research that enables a high degree of easy-to-use and seamless automation for flexible collaborations and computations on a global scale. For our research we consider highly parallel and heterogeneous, dynamic, failure-prone distributed and parallel systems, services and resources. DPS enables new forms of science that are computation and data-intensive, distributed, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Our objective is to simplify the effective use of multiprocessor architectures and geographically distributed, heterogeneous systems, which will provide the basis for the next generation of Internet-enabled performance-oriented applications. DPS research should enable scientists to do faster, better or different research.

Your areas of interest should comprise:

* Application development and runtime environments for multi-core parallel architectures
* Performance analysis and debugging for parallel programs
* Programming languages and methods for multiprocessor architectures
* Program analysis and optimizations for parallel systems

Prerequisites: applicants must hold a master or equivalent degree in computer science as well as a working permit for the European Union


Profile of our group: DPS participates among others in the following EU projects: EU CoreGRID, EU EC-GIN, EU edutain@grid, EU Adaptive Services Grid, EU K-WF Grid, EU EGEE 1 – 3, SFB Aurora and Austrian Grid.

Language skills: English; Note that the working and study language is English. The entire course and research program is held in English only. There is no need to learn German for this position.

Location: University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

The City of Innsbruck, which hosted the Olympic winter games twice, is located in the beautiful surroundings of the Tyrolean Alps. The combination of the Alpine environment and the urban life in this historically grown town provides a high quality of living. The university has a long tradition dating back to the 16th century, and, with seven schools (Theology, Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Civil Engineering and Architecture), it offers a wide spectrum of research and teaching activities and interesting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Besides, the Country of Tyrol strongly supports various initiatives in the IT domain.

Applications can be submitted anytime. There is no deadline.

Please direct questions and your application to:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Fahringer
Institute for Computer Science
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstr. 21a
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Email: Thomas.Fahringer[ at ]uibk.ac.at
Tel: +43 512 507 6440
Fax: +43 512 507 2758
http://dps.uibk.ac.at/

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University of Birmingham PhD Scholarships in Psychology October 2009

University of Birmingham, School of Psychology:
Up to 10 PhD scholarships for October 2009

School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham is the 3rd highest rank in the research department of the United Kingdom. We look for good Up to 10 applicants for University and Research Council funded research fellowships for students wishing to start a research degree in October. The admission process is implemented throughout the academic year, but above all to encourage the requests made by 16/03/09.

These scholarships are available at any of the areas covered by the Faculty of Psychology of three groups of subjects:

(i) The behavior of Neuroscience (neuroimaging, neuropsychology, psychopharmacology, cognitive neurophysiology)

(ii) Development, Social and Applied Psychology (developmental psychology, forensic, clinical, social cognition)

(iii) The language, cognition and perception. (visual perception, reading, expression and gesture of production)

More details about the research groups can be found here: http://www.psychology.bham.ac.uk/research
More detailed descriptions of the research interests of our staff can
can be found here:
http://psychology-people.bham.ac.uk/people-pages/staff.php

The payment of tuition grants and a share of maintenance currently £ 12.940 a year. Home and international students right to be considered for these scholarships. Tuition fees for non -- Applicants from outside the EU will be paid at the rate of enrollment of origin.

Applications and other details can be obtained from:
Ms. Parveen Chahal, Course Administrator
Phone: 0121 414 4906
Email: pkchahal [at] bham.ac.uk

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Dr. Allen HA
RCUK Research Fellow
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK
Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 3601
Fax: +44 (0) 414 4897
Email: HAAllen [at] bham.ac.uk

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

MBA Scholarships 2009-2010, University of Leeds

Leeds University Business School is one of the top business schools in the country, boasting both AMBA and EQUIS accreditation, a research rating of 5 and world class academic staff. The currency of the Leeds MBA is maintained by drawing on the research expertise of our academic staff and our contacts within the business world.

The MBA at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) is ranked 12th in the UK, 17th in Europe, and 48th in the World according to the Financial Times and 52nd in the world according to The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Leads University Offering MBA scholarships for the year 2009-2010. The main key points are listed below:


  • Type of Scholarships
    - Full
    - Partial

  • Scholarship Amount
    - Full scholarship worth up to £20,500 each.
    - Part scholarships worth £6,000 each.

  • Deadline
    - International: 31 May 2009
    - UK: 31 July 2009

  • Application Form
    - International: Here
    - UK: Here



The details are follows...

PART SCHOLARSHIPS

Part scholarships worth £6,000 each are available for academically outstanding candidates from the following countries:

* UK/EU - 3 part scholarships
* African countries - 3 part scholarships
* China - 1 part scholarship
* South America - 2 part scholarships
* Taiwan - 2 part scholarships
* Thailand - 1 part scholarship

FULL SCHOLARSHIP

A full scholarship worth up to £20,500 will be available to self-funding applicants from anywhere in the world for 2009 entry. When awarding this scholarship, we will be looking for candidates who will:

* contribute significantly to the learning experience and professional diversity of the cohort
* become a successful ambassador for the business school after graduation.

Consideration for a scholarship will be based on your scholarship application form and the three essays submitted as part of your MBA application form.

Application Form:

UK Students can download an Application Form here.

EU/International Students can download an Application Form here.

Closing date:

31 May 2009 (International applicants)

31 July 2009 (UK/EU applicants)



Are you an Alumnus of the University of Leeds?

Bursaries of 10% are available to all University of Leeds graduates who enrol on a Full Time or Executive MBA programme starting in 2009.

For further information on scholarships or bursaries please contact us

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Monday, January 19, 2009

CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO STUDYING IN CHINA

In order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from all over the world, and to develop cooperation and exchanges in fields of politics, economy, culture, education and trade between China and other countries, Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship schemes to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake studies and researches in Chinese institutions of higher education.

International students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programs (hereinafter referred to as scholarship students) will be allocated in Chinese institutions of higher education designated by the Ministry of Education of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE). Various disciplines in science, technology, agriculture, medicine, economics, law, management, education, history, liberal arts and philosophy are available to international students in these institutions.

MOE formulates Chinese government scholarship plans, and entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to handle the enrollment of international students and carry out the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Programs.

Outstanding students are welcome, scholars and teachers from all over the world to study or undertake researches in institutions of higher education in China.

Chinese Government Scholarship Programme and Application

1. Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme (Enrollment Quota Specified according to intergovernmental agreements)

It is established by MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs reached between Chinese government and governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars. The scheme supports students who come to study in China as undergraduates, postgraduates, Chinese language students, general scholars and senior scholars.

Applicants shall apply for the scholarship through relevant authorities, appointed institutions or the Chinese diplomatic missions in their home countries.

2. CHINA/UNESCO – the Great Wall Fellowship Scheme (25 scholarships available in 2009)

It is a special full scholarship scheme set up by MOE for candidates recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is only available to applicants who come to study as general scholars and senior scholars.

Applicants shall apply to the National Commissions for UNESCO in their home countries.

3. Study in Asia Scholarship Scheme (20 scholarships available in 2009)

It is a special full scholarship scheme established by MOE aiming to stimulate the mobility of Asian students and scholars within Asian countries, strengthen mutual understanding among the people in Asian countries, develop education cooperation and exchanges, and promote Asian education quality. It is only available to applicants who come to study as general scholars and senior scholars.

Applicants shall apply to the Chinese diplomatic missions in their home countries.

4. China/AUN Scholarship Scheme (20 scholarships available in 2009)

It is a special full scholarship provided to ASEAN member countries by MOE, with the purpose of encouraging students, teachers and scholars from ASEAN member countries to study in China, and enhancing mutual understanding and friendship.

Applicants shall apply to the ASEAN Secretariat.

5. Chinese Government Scholarship Program (EU Window) (100 scholarships available in 2009)

It is a full scholarship scheme set up by MOE for high school graduates or university students from EU to study Chinese for one year in China.

Applicants shall apply to the Mission of P. R China to the European Union.

6. China/Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Scholarship Scheme (100 scholarships available in 2009)

It is a special full scholarship provided for SCO member countries by MOE, with the purpose of encouraging students from SCO member countries to study in China.

Applicants may apply to the Chinese diplomatic missions in their home countries.

7. China/Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Scholarship Scheme (10 scholarships available in 2009)

It is a special full scholarship provided for related pacific island countries by MOE, with the purpose of encouraging students from these countries to study in China.

Applicants may apply to PIF Secretariat.

8. Chinese Government Special Scholarship Scheme-University Postgraduate Study Program (Enrollment Quota specified by MOE)

It is a full scholarship provided by MOE. Chinese universities under 985 Project directly enroll master’s degree students and doctoral candidates.

Applicants may apply to Chinese universities undertaking this program.

9. Chinese Government Special Scholarship Scheme-Degree Study in Provinces and Autonomous Regions Program (Enrollment Quota specified by MOE)

It is a full scholarship provided by MOE. Local education departments in provinces, autonomous regions or designated Chinese universities enroll international students who come to study bachelor’s degree programs or above.

Applicants shall apply to provincial education departments or Chinese universities designated to undertake this program.

10. Distinguished International Students Scholarship Scheme (200 scholarships available in 2009)

It is a full scholarship scheme established by MOE to sponsor outstanding international students who have finished their Bachelor’s education or above in China and have been enrolled by designated Chinese institutions for higher academic pursuits or are now carrying out their Master’s or Doctoral studies in those institutions.

Applicants shall apply for the scholarship through recommendation of their host institutions.

11. Chinese Culture Research Fellowship Scheme (30 scholarships available in 2009)

The scheme is established by MOE to sponsor overseas scholars and specialists of Chinese culture to conduct short-term research and exchanges in China.

Applicants may apply for the scholarship through the recommendation of relevant Chinese institutions of higher education, authorities or the Chinese diplomatic missions in their home countries or directly to CSC.

12. Short-term Scholarship Scheme for Foreign Teachers of Chinese Language (Enrollment Quota Specified according to MOE Scholarship Scheme)

It is established by MOE to sponsor international teachers of Chinese language to do short-term training and research in China.

Applicants may apply for the scholarship through the Chinese diplomatic missions in their home countries or directly to CSC.

Details of the Chinese Government Scholarships

1. Chinese Government Scholarship falls into two categories: full scholarship and partial scholarship.

1)Full scholarship:

- Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials and accommodation on campus;

- Living allowance;

- One-off settlement subsidy after registration;

- Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China;

- One-off inter-city travel subsidy;

A hard-seat train ticket (hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip) will be provided for scholarship students transferring from the port of entry upon registration to the city where the admitting institution or Chinese language training institution, preparatory education institution is located, students transferring from the Chinese language training institution or the preparatory education institution to the city where the university for major study is located, and students transferring from the city where the institution is located to the nearest port for departure upon graduation.

2)Partial scholarship: One or some items of the full scholarship (not including one-off settlement subsidy and one-off inter-city travel fare).

3) International travel expenses: Applicants are expected to pay for their own international travel expenses unless it is set otherwise in bilateral agreements or arrangements.

For more information about the scholarships above, please refer to Application Procedures.

Application for Chinese Government Scholarships

1. Application and Enrollment

The application period for the Chinese Government Scholarship Program is January to April 2009. Applicants shall consult the dispatching organizations in their home countries about details on the application period and procedures.

As for Chinese Government Special Scholarship Scheme-University Postgraduate Study Program and Degree Study in Provinces and Autonomous Regions Program, applicants shall consult Chinese universities undertaking the programs about detailed information.

2. Scholarship Application

- Applicants should meet the basic qualifications prescribed in the Application Procedures, and fill in the application forms strictly in accordance with requirements. They also need to provide relevant application materials including notarized photocopies of diplomas, transcripts, study plan, health certificate and recommendation letters.

- Application materials for scholarships shall reach CSC before the deadline as specified in Application Procedures via enrollment-undertaking organizations. Application materials received after the deadline will not be processed. (Please check the attached Application Procedures for details.)

- Application materials will not be returned regardless of the result of application.

- Important documents such as original diplomas and Foreigner Physical Examination Form must be properly kept by the applicants themselves.

- Institutions undertaking Chinese Government Scholarships enrollment are as follows:

Embassies (Consulate-General) of P. R. China in sending countries

Embassies of sending countries in China

Provincial education departments in China

Chinese universities

Other education institutions

3. Choice of Institutions of Higher Education and Specialty

Applicants for Chinese Government Scholarships shall choose their host institutions and specialties from the institutions of higher education designated by MOE. Please check the Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program & Special Scholarship Programs, Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program-University Postgraduate Study Program and Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program-Degree Study in Provinces & Autonomous Regions Program or the website of CSC (http://www.csc.edu.cn/Lianhua/) for details.

4. Language of Instruction

- The Chinese institutions of higher education generally use Chinese as instructional language. Applicants with no command of Chinese are generally required to take Chinese language courses for 1-2 years before their major studies. Applicants who apply for study in science, engineering, agriculture, medicine (western medicine), economics, management and law are required to take Chinese language courses for 1 year. Applicants who apply for study in literature, history, philosophy, and medicine (traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese herb medicine) are required to take Chinese language courses for 2 years.

- Undergraduate programs are instructed in Chinese. In some universities, some courses set for general scholars, senior scholars and postgraduate students can be offered in English. Please refer to Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program & Academic Programs or the website of CSC (http://www.csc.edu.cn/Lianhua/) for details.

5. Preparatory College Education

According to the regulation of MOE, applicants from the scholarship scheme-specified countries who apply for the bachelor degree of science, engineering, agriculture, medicine and economics are required to take a one-year foundation course (preparatory education) including the fundamentals of Chinese language, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Students who pass the examinations of foundation courses can start their undergraduate studies on time as specified in their Admission Notices.

CSC entrusts Tianjin University, Nanjing Normal University and Shandong University to offer the foundation courses in 2009.

ADMISSION of Scholarship Students

1. CSC will review all the application materials sent by the appointed authorities. CSC is authorized to make necessary adjustments on the proposed institutions, specialties and duration of the applicant’s study in China. The applications will not be processed if they fail to meet the enrollment requirements or the application materials are incomplete.

2. Qualified applications will be forwarded to universities and the final decision whether to admit the applicants or not will be made by them. If the applicant has been accepted by an institution prior to application, the applicant is required to enclose the relevant admission letter in the application materials.

3. Scholarship applicants accepted by Chinese institutions of higher education will be officially awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship with the approval from CSC and submitted to MOE for record.

4. CSC will send the List of Accepted Students, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study In China (JW201) to the relevant dispatching authorities by July 31, 2009 who will forward the documents to the students.

5. As for the admission of Chinese Government Special Scholarship Scheme-University Postgraduate Study Program and Degree Study in Provinces and Autonomous Regions Program, please refer to the application procedures of the two programs.

6. In principal, every applicant can only apply for one type of Chinese Government Scholarships. CSC reserves the right to decide one scholarship the applicant will enjoy or one university by which the applicant is accepted if the applicant is awarded more than one scholarship or accepted by more than one university.

Visa Application and Registration in China

1. Visa Application

Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program should apply for visa to study in China at the Chinese embassy or consulate-general with the original documents and one set of photocopies of the Admission Notice, Visa Application for Study In China (JW201) and Foreigner Physical Examination Form and valid passport. Those who will study in China more than 6 month need to apply for “X” visa, and those who will study in China less than 6 months (including 6 months) shall apply for “F” visa. The scholarship students must enter China and register with institutions with the original copies of the above documents. Students who come to China with other types of passports, visas or without the original documents will not be able to register with institutions, nor will they be able to apply for the residence permit in China.

2. Registration

International students must register with the institution at the time specified with original Admission Notice, Visa Application for Study In China (JW201) and Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Those who are unable to register on time must seek permission from the institution directly. Those who fail to register without the prior consent of the institution will be considered as voluntarily giving up and the scholarship will automatically be withdrawn.

3. Health Verification and Residence Permit

Health verification: Scholarship holders who are to stay in China more than 6 months are requested to bring their passports, Admission Notice, and the original Foreigner Physical Examination Form and the Blood Test Report to the local health quarantine office within the set time to have their medical examination reports verified. International students who do not meet the requirement will have to re-take the medical examination. Those who refuse to re-take the medical examination or are diagnosed with diseases that are not permitted to enter China according to the Chinese laws and regulations will be required to leave China.

Residence Permit: After the health verification, the scholarship holders must apply for residence permit to the local police authority with their passports, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study In China (JW201) within 30 days upon their arrival.

Expenses incurred in the procedures above shall be born by the international students themselves.

Transfer SERVICE

The Transfer Service Station for Chinese Government Scholarship students in Beijing Language and Culture University will provide free transfer service to new full and partial scholarship students who have to make a stopover in Beijing between August 25th and September 15th. Detailed services provided during the stopover are as follows:

1. Free accommodation on campus (double room) is provided for full scholarship students and partial scholarship students who are exempt from accommodation fee.

2. One-off settlement subsidy is given to full scholarship students.

3. Medical service is provided during the stopover for full scholarship students and partial scholarship students whose scholarship cover medical care expenses.

4. Hard-seat or hard-berth train ticket from Beijing to the city where the institution is located is provided for full scholarship students.

Embassies (Consulate-General) of P. R. China in sending countries, embassies of sending countries in China or international students themselves are kindly requested to inform the Transfer Service Station of the arrival date as well as the flight or train number one week in advance.



Transfer Service Station for Chinese Government Scholarship Students contact information:

Tel: 0086-10-82303706

Fax: 0086-10-82303326

E-mail:zhongzhuan@blcu.edu.cn

Add: No. 15 Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.China

Post Code: 100083

Those who arrive in Beijing before or after the transfer service period or who make a stopover in cities other than Beijing have to go to their universities by themselves. The universities shall reimburse the hard-seat or hard-berth train ticket between the port of entry and the city where the university is located and give the one-off settlement subsidy according to relevant regulations.

CHANGE OF academic program OR INSTITUTION AND EXTENSION OF STUDY

Students are not permitted, in principle, to change their specialties, institutions or the duration of study specified in the Admission Notice and the Visa Application for Study in China (JW201) once after registration.

THE Annual Review of CHINESE GOVERNMENT Scholarship STATUS

1. In accordance with the Measures for the Annual Review of Chinese Government Scholarship Status, scholarship students who will study in China for more than one year must participate in the annual review of Chinese Government Scholarship Status. Entrusted by CSC, the hosting institutions will make a comprehensive review on the scholarship students’ performance, including academic record, learning attitude, class attendance, behavior, rewards and punishment.

2. Those who are qualified in the annual review will continue to enjoy the scholarship for the following academic year. For those who fail in the annual review, their scholarships will be suspended or terminated for the following academic year.

3. If students whose scholarship has been suspended wish to continue to study in China, they still enjoy the comprehensive medical insurance provided by Chinese government during the suspension.

4. If students have financial difficulty during the suspension, they can apply to their host institutions for expense deduction. If they wish to resume the scholarship status, they can apply to participate in the annual review for the next academic year. Their scholarship status will be resumed if they are qualified for the annual review.

5. Students who have been disqualified from the scholarship status are not allowed to apply for scholarship resumption.

Please refer the Measures for the Annual Review of Chinese Government Scholarship Status for details.

Contact China Scholarship Council

Telephone and E-mail:

Asia: 0086-10-66093923 yongq@csc.edu.cn

Central Asia: 0086-10-66093926/3925 jiangyuan@csc.edu.cn xmsun@csc.edu.cn

America & Oceania :0086-10-66093926/3925 jiangyuan@csc.edu.cn xmsun@csc.edu.cn

Africa: 0086-10-66093919/3920 sswu@csc.edu.cn lmeng@csc.edu.cn

Europe: 0086-10-66093921/3920 ljyu@csc.edu.cn lmeng@csc.edu.cn

Special Scholarship: 0086-10-66093925/3918 xmsun@csc.edu.cn lchen@csc.edu.cn

University Postgraduate Study Program & Degree Study in Provinces and Autonomous Regions Program: 0086-10-66093917/3918 jwang @csc.edu.cn lchen@csc.edu.cn

Fax: 0086-10-66093915

Web: http:// www.csc.edu.cn/Lianhua/
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Scholarships And Application Procedures to Study in China: 2009

The Department of the Chinese Ministry of Education Scholarship in accordance with the Chinese Government and the governments of the countries and relevant international organizations, educational exchanges signed an agreement or understanding reached provide full scholarships or partial scholarships. Including undergraduate scholarships, graduate scholarships, fellowships, Dr., Chinese student scholarships, student scholarships and ordinary senior student scholarships. Applicants may apply to the host country is responsible for government departments to send students, the institution or the Chinese Embassy in the host country (Consulate General) to apply.

International students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programs (hereinafter referred to as scholarship students) will be allocated in Chinese institutions of higher education designated by the Ministry of Education of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE). Various disciplines in science, technology, agriculture, medicine, economics, law, management, education, history, liberal arts and philosophy are available to international students in these institutions.

MOE formulates Chinese government scholarship plans, and entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to handle the enrollment of international students and carry out the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Programs.

Categories of Applicants and Duration of Scholarship 





 

 

Categories of Applicants

Duration of Major

Studies

Duration of Remedial

Chinese Language courses

Duration of

Scholarship

academic years

1

Undergraduates

4-5

1-2

4-7

2

Master degree students

2-3

1-2

2-5

3

Doctoral degree students

3-4

1-2

3-6

4

Chinese language students

1-2

none

Up to 2

5

General scholars

1

1

Up to 2

6


Senior scholars

1

1

Up to 2



1. According to the regulation stipulated by MOE, all the undergraduate programs are instructed in Chinese. Applicants with no command of Chinese are generally required to take Chinese language courses for 1-2 years before starting their academic programs. Applicants who apply for study in science, engineering, agriculture, medicine (western medicine), economics, management and law are required to take Chinese language courses for 1 year. Applicants who apply for study in literature, history, philosophy, and medicine (traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese herb medicine) are required to take Chinese language courses for 2 years.

2. Some courses set for general scholars, senior scholars and postgraduate students in some universities can be conducted in English. Please refer to Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program and Academic Programs or the website of CSC (http://www.csc.edu.cn/Lianhua) for details.

3. Duration for scholarship specified at the time of admission can NOT be extended in principle.



Application

The applicants shall apply to Chinese diplomatic missions or the competent authorities in their home countries between January and April every year. Applicants may refer to the relevant authorities for details.


Eligibility

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.

2. Education background and age limit:

- Applicants for undergraduate programs must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.

- Applicants for master degree programs must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.

- Applicants for Doctoral degree programs must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

- Chinese language students must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 35, will study Chinese language program in China.

- General scholar candidates must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and be under the age of 45, may study all majors besides Chinese language.

- Senior scholar candidates must have master’s degree or above, or hold academic titles of associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.



Details of the Scholarship

1. Full scholarship:

- Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials and accommodation on campus;

- Living allowance;

- One-off settlement subsidy after registration;

- Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China;

- One-off inter-city travel subsidy.



Note: 1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship beyond the university’s arrangements should be born by the student himself.



2) Fee for basic learning materials covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution, and other materials shall be at self expenses.



3) Monthly allowance is provided to students by the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):

- Undergraduates: CNY 1,400 Yuan

- Chinese language students: CNY 1,400 Yuan

- Master degree students, general scholars: CNY 1,700 Yuan

- Doctoral degree students, senior scholars: CNY 2,000 Yuan

Scholarship students shall receive their monthly allowance after registration. New students who register before 15th (15th included) of the registration month will get the full amount of living allowance of that month, and those who register after 15th will get half amount of that month. Students upon graduation will be given a living allowance for another 15 days after the graduation time set by the university. The allowance will be terminated from the next month after students suspend their studies, drop school or complete schooling from the university. Monthly allowance covers school holidays. Scholarship students who do not get the monthly living allowance during holidays can get that upon their return on campus. For those students who do not register on time without permission from the university, leave for non-health reasons or are absent from the university over a month, the allowance will be suspended for one month.

Students who have to suspend their studies because of serious diseases should go back to the home country and pay for the international trip by themselves. With the university’s approval, the scholarship status can be reserved for at most one year, and their living allowances will be suspended at the same time. The scholarship will be terminated for those who suspend their studies for other reasons.



4) New students will get one-off settlement subsidy upon arrival in China.

- CNY 1,000 Yuan for new students who will study in China up to six months

- CNY 1,500 Yuan for new students who will study in China for one academic year or more



5) Fee for outpatient medical service refers to the outpatient expense in the institution’s hospital or the hospitals entrusted by the institution. The students should pay for a certain percentage of expense in accordance with the institution’s relevant regulations.



6) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China is provided by MOE for the scholarship students in China in case of hospitalizing for serious diseases and accidental injuries. The institutions or the entrusted medical assistance agency provide advancement service for insurance expenses, and claim for compensation with relevant payment receipts from the insurance company according to the stipulated insurance articles. The claim of individual student will not be accepted by the insurance company.



7) One-off inter-city travel ticket (each for coming-in and leaving China)

Scholarship students are supposed to choose the nearest port to their admitting institutions for inter-city travel and a hard-seat train ticket (hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip) will be provided for new scholarship students transferring from the port of entry upon registration to the city where the admitting institution or Chinese language training institution, preparatory education institution is located, for students transferring from the Chinese language training institution or the preparatory education institution to the city where the university for major study is located, and for students transferring from the city where the institution is located to the nearest port for departure upon graduation. Expenses for food during the trip and excess of baggage should be self-afforded.



8) International travel expenses

MOE will provide round-trip or one-way international air ticket to scholarship students based on the reached agreements, and entrust CSC to take charge of booking the most direct and economical international air ticket for the students between Beijing and their capitals. If the students make a detour to China or return to their home countries, they shall afford the extra expenses. Expenses for the excess of baggage should be also self-afforded.



2. Partial scholarship

One or some items of the full scholarship (not including one-off settlement subsidy and one-off inter-city travel allowance).

Application Materials

The applicants must fill in and provide the following materials truly and correctly (in duplicate).



1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (printed by CSC), filled in Chinese or in English. It can be downloaded from CSC website (www.csc.edu.cn).

2. Highest diploma (notarized photocopy). If applicants are university students or already employed, they shall also provide studying certificates or employment documents. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

3. Applicants for undergraduate studies are required to provide notarized copy of senior high school transcripts. Applicants for other categories of studies also need to provide relevant notarized transcripts. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

4. A study or research plan in Chinese or in English (no less than 200 words for undergraduates, no less than 500 words for scholars). Detailed research plan (additional paper can be attached) is required for postgraduates or scholars for advanced studies.

5. Applicants for master or doctoral degree studies and senior scholars must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors. Applicants who apply in China for master or doctoral degree studies must submit the Admission Notice or Invitation Letter issued by the targeted university.

6. Applicants for music programs are requested to submit one CD recording of the applicants’ own work. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit one CD recording of the applicants’ own work (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).

7. Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the legal documents of their legal guardians in China.

8. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by Chinese quarantine authority and only for those whose period of studies in China lasts up to six months) filled in English. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. The medical examination results are valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration while determining the time to take medical examination.

The above materials should reach CSC by April 30th 2009 via either the Chinese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s home country or the embassy of the applicant’s home country in China. Individual applications will not be accepted by CSC. Application materials will not be returned regardless of the result of application.



Selection of Institutions and Specialty

Applicants may choose one academic program and three institutions as personal preferences from the list of Chinese higher education institutions designated by MOE. Please check the Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program & Academic Programs or the website of CSC (http://www.csc.edu.cn/Lianhua) for details. Applicants are required to fill in their preferences of institutions and academic programs strictly in accordance with those listed in the Directory.



Approval and Notification

1. CSC will review all the application materials from the appointed authorities and CSC is authorized to make necessary adjustments on the applied institutions, academic programs and duration of study. The qualified applications will be forwarded to institutions and the final decision whether to admit the applicants or not will be made by them. The applications will be regarded as invalid and will not be processed if they fail to meet the enrollment requirements or the application materials are incomplete.

2. If overseas applicants for degree programs with exemption of examinations are academically ineligible to the programs, the universities will decide which degree program applicants will be offered or give them conditional offers. Students who attend Chinese language training courses or college preparatory courses before major studies must pass the entrance examinations or relevant courses required during their Chinese study or preparatory study before they enter their major studies. If preparatory undergraduate students fail to pass the examinations within the period prescribed in the Admission Notice, they can transfer to study majors of liberal arts and continue to study in China. Other students who fail to pass the examinations within the period prescribed in the Admission Notice shall complete their study as visiting students and return to their home countries.

3. Applicants are encouraged to contact the institutions and tutors prior to application and enclose the relevant admission or recommendation letter in the application materials.

4. Scholarship applicants accepted by Chinese institutions of higher education will be officially awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship with the approval from CSC and submitted to MOE for the record.

5. Students are not permitted, in principle, to change their specialties, institutions or the duration of study specified in the Admission Notice after registration.

6. CSC will send the List of Accepted Students, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study In China (JW201) to the relevant dispatching authorities by July 31, who will forward the documents to the students.

Contact China Scholarship Council

Telephone and E-mail:

Asia: 0086-10-66093923 yongq@csc.edu.cn

Central Asia: 0086-10-66093926/3925 jiangyuan@csc.edu.cn xmsun@csc.edu.cn

America & Oceania :0086-10-66093926/3925 jiangyuan@csc.edu.cn xmsun@csc.edu.cn

Africa: 0086-10-66093919/3920 sswu@csc.edu.cn lmeng@csc.edu.cn

Europe: 0086-10-66093921/3920 ljyu@csc.edu.cn lmeng@csc.edu.cn

Special Scholarship: 0086-10-66093925/3918 xmsun@csc.edu.cn lchen@csc.edu.cn

University Postgraduate Study Program & Degree Study in Provinces and Autonomous Regions Program: 0086-10-66093917/3918 jwang @csc.edu.cn lchen@csc.edu.cn

Fax: 0086-10-66093915

Web: http:// www.csc.edu.cn/Lianhua/
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ghent University call for applications for Master grants for candidates from developing countries 2009-2010

Ghent University, Belgium call for applications for Master grants for candidates from developing countries 2009-2010.

The scholarship consists of an allowance of € 964 per month and the yearly tuition fee with a maximum of 80€. In case of increased tuition fee for the master’s programme, Ghent University will only reimburse the refundable part. Airline ticket and visa costs are carried by the student.

The master scholarships are awarded for the duration of the studies to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University, aiming at the delivery of a Ghent University diploma after max. 2 years of study. With the scholarship application the applicant must also submit a letter of admission to the study programme. The scholarship is in principle paid for the total duration of the studies. In case of a 2-year study programme, the 2nd year will be paid upon successful completion of the first year (minimum 60 credits).

Eligible Master programmes at Ghent University

  • Master’s Programmes (master after bachelor)

  • Subsequent Master’s Programmes (master after master)


Applicant Eligibility criteria
1. Degree
Applicants for master’s programmes should already have obtained a bachelor degree when they submit the application. For subsequent master’s programmes, applicants should already have obtained a master degree. No exceptions are allowed.
2. Nationality
The applicants must come from and should be nationals of one of the developing countries on the country list of developing countries. Priority, however, will be given to the categories on the DAC List of Aid Recipients with the lowest levels of development and income.

Deadline:

The DEADLINE for submitting the proposal is 30 April 2009 at 5 p.m.
Is to be delivered to the
Ghent University
Liesbeth Vandepitte
Research Co-ordination Office
New Rectorate Building, 4th floor,
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25,
9000 Gent, Belgium


Selection criteria
The recommendations are based on:
- The qualifications of the applicant for the master grant (this also implies that the chances of overly qualified candidates might decrease);
o Students who successfully follow the first year of a Master Grant at Ghent University may have a higher chance of selection
o There is no strict age limit, although applicants below 40 years are preferred
- The significance of the master’s programme for the student’s country;
- Validation of the knowledge in the student’s country;
- The student’s nationality. In the event of equal rankings on the basis of the quality of the file, priority will be given to the categories on the DAC List of Aid Recipients with the lowest level of development and income;
- The motivation of the applicant.

More information
Should you have any questions, please contact:
Liesbeth Vandepitte
Research Co-ordination Office
E-mail: Liesbeth.Vandepitte@UGent.be
www.ugent.be
More details: https://www.ugent.be/en/research/devcooperation/Mastercall2009.pdf

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Call for applications in March 2009 - scholarships Hermes

Hermes The program aims to enable young post-doctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences from emerging countries (Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru; South Africa, Central and Eastern Europe), to conduct research stays in France. The tours, for a term of between 3 and 9 months, are designed to enable researchers asked:
- To carry out individual research in a host laboratory,
- To integrate into networks of French and European scientists,
- To establish lasting cooperation between their institutions and the institutions.

Laboratories in France - research units belonging to university or a research organization in Paris or region - are chosen by visiting researchers. This choice is made in consultation with the scientific management of FMSH. It Candidates can help to establish the necessary contacts.

Conditions

Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent qualification).
They must belong to a research institution associated with universities, academies of science, or a research organization in their country.
The age limit is 40 years.
A practice of French and / or French is required, it is essential that the candidate control one of the working languages of the host laboratory.

Procedure

Entries must be submitted in two stages:
- A partial file electronically (application form, resume, list of publications, scientific project)
- The application forms by post in 3 copies.


More info on the call for applications Hermes

Presentation of the program Hermes

Discipline:

Humanities and Social Sciences


PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Information

Neli Dobreva
neli.dobreva(at)msh-paris.fr


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Postdoctoral fellowship to Canada 2009-2010

Canada offers Postdoctoral stipend twelve months to Norwegian citizens who recently passed his Ph.D. in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences or technology.

Applicants must be citizens and have prepared doctorate in the past four years, or take the degree before the stay in Canada starts. Moreover, applicants must obtain an invitation for a twelve-month postdoctoral stay at the public Canadian university or research institutions of their choice.

The scholarship amounts to 32 000 Canadian dollars (about 180 000 dollars) and is not taxable in Canada. There is no family support.

The application deadline is 26 January 2009, and Post doctorate in Canada must be completed within 30 September 2009.

Get full application form, guidelines and attachments at the Canadian Embassy's website:

Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF)

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Excellence Awards Baise Pascal

SCHOLARSHIPS BECAS Blaise Pascal 2009

The international research chairs Blaise Pascal was created in 1996 by the State and Region Ile-de-France. Each chair allows a foreign scientist of a very high level of international fame and all disciplines, to continue its work around a scientific project, possibly for 12 months over 2 years, accompanied, if desired, by Other researchers, in an institution of higher education or research of Paris / Ile-de-France.

The management of these chairs is entrusted to Foundation the Ecole Normale Superieure. A Scientific Council annually selects candidates. Blaise Pascal chairs have acquired a high profile abroad and within the scientific community and francilienne award is a major event in the life science.

The State and Region Ile-de-France are implementing new International Research Chairs "Blaise Pascal" to accommodate foreign researchers of very high level and internationally renowned scientists in all areas: natural sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences and applied technologies.

Each Chair allows the recipient foreign scientist to be hosted for 12 months full time, possibly spread over 2 years in one or more institutions of higher education or research of Paris / Ile-de-France, around a project science, with an environment, equipment and means of operation.

The overall amount spent on each project can reach 200 000 € all included (salaries, social security, taxes, spending accompanying ... etc). The recipients will give a dozen lessons (educational program to join) will be required to provide an activity report at the end of the stay and to organize a public seminar.

A jury multidisciplinary, involving the Institute of France, will select up to 5 candidates for 2009 based on the scientific value of the project Region Ile-de-France, its interdisciplinary nature and quality of the file submitted.

Proposals must be received before 28 January 2009, the beneficiary countries can be hosted in Paris in September 2009.

You will find enclosed the form of a call for proposal and the financial statement, the list of jury members and winners of previous years.

Applications from women are strongly encouraged.

The records must be established and jointly presented by the head of the host laboratory. They absolutely must understand the following documents (3 copies):


  • The form of a call for proposal (attached)

  • Sheet financiers e assessing needs (model attached)

  • A research project and activities

  • An educational program

  • A curriculum vitae and a list of recent publications

  • Reasoned opinions from the host laboratory

  • A letter of agreement of the Director of the host institution


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Twenty Fellowships in Theology

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France are pleased to inform you to open a tender for a twenty fellowships in theology.

Closed in April 2009.

Scholarships in Theology (Call for applications 2009-2010)
The scholarship program in theology is designed for students who wish to benefit from lessons in theology offered by French higher education institutions. It offers scholarships for French students, primarily religious, PhD and Master's level or possibly on Licensing derogation, where the candidate is from a country which has no on-site infrastructure.

Applications from students currently studying abroad have priority over those of students already living in France.
Nationals of the European Union and North America are not eligible for this program.

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The ENS Cachan International Scholarship Program 2009-2010

The ENS Cachan establishes a scholarship program for international students may or may have conducted studies and obtained their last degree abroad. Registration until 31 January 2009.

This device is intended to enable the reception of students at master research 2nd year (M2R) and PhD, to follow or pursue their research training in the departments or laboratories of the ENS Cachan. Priority is given to complete studies in the second year of master and for research stays in the framework of the thesis co-supervision.

The amount of the grant is € 1,000 per month. These awards are a minimum of one semester (6 months) and a maximum of 12 months.

Deadline: January 31, 2009

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