University of Leicester Open Scholarships for International Students, UK

Thursday, November 29, 2012 0 comments

The University of Leicester in UK offers Open Scholarships for International Students Masters and Undergraduate students in all full-time courses, except Medicine for Undergraduates.

30 scholarships for Master’s students and 15 scholarships for Undergraduate Students will be offered.

The Open Scholarship Scheme is only open to applicants already holding an offer to study for a degree programme at the University of Leicester. 

Candidates for Open Scholarships must be classified by the University as international students for fees purposes. 

For Open Scholarships, candidates must not be in receipt of a full scholarship (tuition fees and living costs) from any other sources. Students may only receive one partial scholarship from the University, whether it is an Open or Departmental scholarship. Students with partial scholarships from other sources will be considered. 

Open Scholarships are awarded in the form of a reduction in tuition fees payable. 

These scholarships are not available for distance learning students. 

Scholarship application deadline for Master’s students is 31 May 2013, for Undergraduate students is30 April 2013.

Further details about the scholarship and application procedures can be found at

Friends Scholarship - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Netherlands

The Friends of Maastricht University (UM) is an initiative of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL. The University Fund seeks private funding to allow talented international students to follow master’s programs at Maastricht University. Gifts and donations are brought together in the Friends Scholarship.
This scholarship provides an opportunity to experience the Problem-Based Learning educational model at UM, but also gives the scholarship recipient the opportunity to learn from other cultures by becoming a part of UM’s international academic community. 

For 2013-2014 the Friends Scholarship will focus on the Master Globalisation and Development Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This is a one-year master program. 

The Friends Scholarship offers subsidies for young talented students participating in the Master Globalization and Development Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University starting in September 2013. Note: candidates must meet all the requirements of the application procedure. Applicants should hold a passport from an emerging country in South America, Africa or Asia.

Scholarship amount
The scholarship is meant to be a contribution in the tuition fee of the master's program at UM with a maximum of 12 months. The period of the scholarship starts and ends at the dates mentioned in the award letter. 

Friends Scholarship 2013-2014

Health and liability insurance
€ 500
Arranged and paid by the Scholarship Office
Entry visa costs
€ 600
Arranged and paid by the Scholarship Office
Partial tuition fee waiver
€ 9,000
The remaining tuition fee must be paid by the scholarship recipient

Application and selection

To be included in this scholarship procedure, you first need to be admitted to the master’s programme, which means that you have to submit a complete master’s and scholarship application by the scholarship deadline 1 March at the latest. 

Please include your scholarship application in your master’s application and upload this document in the category ‘Apply for Scholarship’ in My UM. We will not be able to take your application into consideration if we receive it via regular mail or e-mail.

The Faculty will review and rank the application requests. The Maastricht University Scholarship Committee together with The University Fund Limburg/SWOL will make the final decision. Applicants will be informed about the selection outcome in April.

For the scholarship assessment, the Scholarship Committee takes all elements of the application into account, including the level of previous study program, academic excellence, motivation, status of the home institution, the connection with the prior study program, future career plans and the references.

Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Maths Scholarships

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 0 comments

A number of scholarships are offered to Mathematics students of outstanding ability from countries outside the European Union.

The scholarships are worth £1,000 per year and tenable for the duration of the programme of study, subject to satisfactory progress.


This scholarship is competitive and based on academic merit.
It is awarded to applicants from countries outside the European Union who are accepted for full-time admission to an undergraduate Mathematics degree programme at the University.
The scholarship is not available to students already on programme.
Applicants should have applied through the University and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) and been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh by the scholarship closing date of 1 April 2013.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.
All applications must be submitted no later than 1 April 2013.
Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.
Scholarships and Student Funding Services
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
Work: +44 (0)131 651 4070
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 4066

PhD Program in Molecular Fundamentals of Inflammation at Medical University of Graz, Austria

The Medical University of Graz invites applications for 6 positions in the excellence PhD program “Molecular Fundamentals of Inflammation” (DK-MOLIN). The positions are funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the university.
The program provides in-depth, multidisciplinary training in biomedical research in a stimulating international environment. The thesis projects focus on various aspects of inflammatory diseases and integrate basic research and clinically oriented sciences utilizing a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art techniques.

Selected PhD students are employed for at least 3 years with a contract that includes social insurance. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree equivalent to a Master of Science in any discipline of natural or life sciences or medicine. The selection procedure, all training activities and communication will be conducted in English. Applications must be submitted by email in full, using the requested forms.

The application deadline is 12 December 2012.

Further information and the mandatory application forms are available at:

2013 David Parkin PhD Scholarships for Overseas Students, University of Bath, UK


To help support the University of Bath’s world-class research environment and to provide doctoral training for outstanding individuals seeking specifically to pursue professional academic careers, the School of Management is seeking applications for the David Parkin PhD Scholarship for Overseas Students.
The David Parkin PhD Studentships worth approximately £13,000 per annum for 3 years (overseas tuition fees, and training support grant) are open to candidates from anywhere in the world (outside the EU) who have both
(i) exceptional academic qualifications and (ii) a strong commitment to acquiring a professional research training to become management academics.

Research interests in any field of management will be considered, from exceptional candidates from anywhere in the world (outside the EU), and from any prior disciplinary background.

Applications are welcomed from genuinely outstanding graduates who:
1. must hold at a minimum a bachelor degree (a First or Upper-second or GPA equivalent)
2. Are fluent in English.
3. Are strongly committed to, and potentially capable of, high-quality academic research in an area that is consistent with the research expertise of School staff, as well as the ability and desire to develop their teaching skills in this area.

Suitably qualified candidates should apply directly online at

Attaching without fail as additional documents, ALL of the following:
1. A single document containing the following and in this order:-
a) A statement confirming that you are applying for The David Parkin PhD Studentship.
b) A statement up to 100 words of why you think you should be awarded a studentship.
c) The names of at least two, but preferably three, School of Management faculty members that you think might be appropriate doctoral supervisors for your research interests.
d) A statement up to 200 words of which Subject Group of the School to which you wish to make a research contribution and why you think you will succeed in making such a contribution.
e) An additional statement up to 200 words of why you want to pursue a career as a professional management academic.
2. An original preliminary research proposal written by applicants themselves.
3. A full academic CV, including all schools, colleges and universities attended, along with grades and other verifiable evidence of academic ability and achievement, plus any working experience plus the full contact details of at least two academic referees who will be prepared to give references at possibly
short notice, and a statement of willingness to be interviewed if short-listed.
4. Copies of official academic achievements in undergraduate degree classification and master degree award if available, plus copies of official transcripts of all degree subjects taken, proof of English fluency (non-native English speakers only), and GRE, GMAT, GPA scores if available.
Applications that do not supply all of the above items in full will NOT be considered, so do please be sure to send ALL the items requested.

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2013.

All applicants are advised to view the School’s webpages:

Applicants must be seeking to earn a PhD on a full-time basis and be a new PhD student to the School of Management. Annual continuation of studentships will depend on satisfactory academic performance by holders.

For any queries please contact: Graduate Division, School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom. Email: Tel: 44 (0) 1225 386714/386162

Harold Ford Melbourne JD Scholarships, University of Melbourne, Australia

The Melbourne JD Harold Ford Scholarship is an initiative between the Melbourne Law School, alumni and leading members of the legal profession who shared the vision that law school should be open for all capable students regardless of their financial situation.
Named in honour of Professor Emeritus Harold Ford, former Dean of Melbourne Law School, this scholarship provides a number of selected students with financial support during their JD.

In 2013, up to four scholarships of $15,000 over three years will be available. The scholarship will be paid to the recipient as an annual payment of $5,000. The number and value of the scholarships are subject to the net annual income of the trust from which this scholarship is awarded.

Applicants must:
  • Studying or planning to study the Melbourne JD; and
  • Have demonstrable financial need.
The Melbourne JD Harold Ford Scholarships are awarded to applicants based on demonstrated financial need. Consideration may also be given to personal statements.

How to apply
Students offered a place in the JD will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Consideration will be given to financial need and only those who have applied under the disadvantaged socio-economic category of the Graduate Access Melbourne Scheme (GAMS) will automatically be considered. If you have not previously done so and now wish to supply this financial information, please follow the steps below:
  1. Complete a JD GAM Supplementary form and include your full name, date of birth, and application/student ID on the front page.
  2. Prepare a one page covering letter (not more than one page in length) stating that you wish to be considered for a Harold Ford Scholarship.
  3. Email the completed form, supporting documents, and one page letter to by 5.00pm on Monday 10 December 2012.

Study Grants in Italy for International Students at University of Bologna

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 0 comments

The University of Bologna offers study grants to deserving international students who wish to register for first cycle, second cycle or single cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna for A.Y. 2013-2014.

If you are an international student, of any nationality in possession of (or about to obtain) a qualification from an institute outside of the Italian system, you may apply for an annual study grant of €11,000 gross (Unibo action 2).

The call for applications will be published by January 2013 and by the deadline for receipt of applications you must already have passed the SAT or GRE tests.

Study grants are awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • The results of the SAT test if you wish to register in a first cycle and single cycle degree programme.
  • The results of the GRE test if you wish to register for a second cycle degree programme.

You must have sat the SAT or GRE test by the deadline for receipt of applications.

Further scholarship details and application procedures can be found at

United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme

The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme is a six-week course organized annually by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, under the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law, which is one of the cornerstones of the United Nation’s efforts to promote the rule of law. 
The International Law Fellowship Programme is designed to enable qualified persons, in particular, mid-level government legal officers and young teachers of international law from developing countries, and countries with emerging economies, to deepen their knowledge of international law.

The Courses
The Fellowship Programme consists of a six-week summer course at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands. Fellows attend courses in public international law at The Hague Academy of International Law and participate in lectures and seminars organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs. The courses are given in either English or French. The 2013 Programme will be conducted in English.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their qualifications, the needs of their respective countries and the potential benefits they may derive from the fellowship in their professional life. Preference will be given to candidates from countries whose nationals have not been awarded a fellowship in the immediately preceding years and to candidates from least developed countries.

Financial Arrangements
The Fellowship Programme will cover the fellowship recipient’s travel costs in economy class, medical insurance, the training material and the registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law. In accordance with policies and procedures governing the administration of United Nations fellowships, participants will receive a stipend to cover their living expenses. Accommodation will also be provided by the Fellowship Programme.

Additional places will be made available for self-funded participants from developed countries and employees of international organizations who will have to bear all costs associated with their participation (travel, accommodation, living expenses, registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law).

To qualify for the fellowship, candidates should be between 24 and 40 years of age at the beginning of the Fellowship Programme. They should be law graduates with practical experience in the field of international law acquired by working for a public or private organization or a university. Candidates will have to certify that they are able to attend the entire Programme period.

Candidates must be able to submit evidence of their ability to attend and participate in lectures and seminars conducted in English (e.g., diploma of courses conducted in English, language test certificate, extensive work experience in English).

Complete the application form legibly, in English, preferably typewritten. (If handwritten, please write in CAPITAL BLOCK LETTERS.) Answers should be clear and as detailed as possible. If you need extra space, you may attach additional pages. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

The letter of transmission must be completed and signed by a senior official of the institution that presents the candidate’s application.

The application form should be sent by email, fax or post to:  

United Nations Headquarters OLA/COD
Attn: International Law Fellowship Programme
405 E 42nd Street, Room: M-13068D
New York, NY 10017, USA 
Tel.: +1 212 963 5332   -   Fax: +1 212 963 1963   -   Email:
The deadline for applications is 31 January 2013. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Further details about the programme can be found here

International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA), University of Melbourne, Australia


The University of Melbourne, Australia offers up to 28 scholarships to international students commencing Masters by coursework programs at the university.

To be considered for an IPCA, applicants need to have an unconditional course offer in one of the postgraduate coursework programs listed below.

  • Masters by coursework in the faculties of:
  • Graduate School of Business and Economics – any coursework Masters
  • Melbourne School of Design – any coursework Masters
  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education – Masters of Teaching
  • Melbourne School of Engineering  – any coursework Masters
  • Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Executive Master of Arts
  • Melbourne School of Land and Environment  - any coursework Masters
  • Melbourne Law School – any Melbourne Law Masters
  • Melbourne Graduate School of Science – any coursework Masters

Furthermore, students will only be considered for an IPCA if they:

  • Are commencing study at the University of Melbourne for the first time in the year for which the IPCA is offered
  • Are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and not a permanent resident of Australia
  • Are not in receipt of any other tuition fee scholarship the value of which, in combination with the IPCA, exceeds the tuition fees, and
  • Have not been supported in the last 2 years by a scholarship provided by AusAID.

Scholarship value
25% to 100% of international student tuition fees for the duration of the course.

Application Process
Students do not apply. All international students commencing one of the eligible University coursework programs on a full-fee paying basis will be considered automatically.
Normally, an IPCA will only be awarded to an eligible student who applies for a place in one of the eligible courses.

Further details about the scholarships can be found at