INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship for Sub Saharan African Students

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 0 comments

INSEAD Business School offers Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship to students of Sub-Saharan African countries.

The scholarship is provided to study Business Administration at Master’s degree level at INSEAD Campuses.

To be eligible for the Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship, candidates must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

Essay topic
1).In 350-400 words state why you wish to undertake the INSEAD MBA and why you feel it is relevant to your particular educational needs. Furthermore, explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country after graduation and discuss why you should be selected as the Nelson Mandela scholar in your class.

2).In 200 words analyse what you consider to be the most significant issue relating to the society, politics, economics, or culture of your country or region today.

3).In 150-200 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD.

Amount of Award
Up to €20,000 

Scholarship Application Deadline
13 February each year for the July Class (starts in August).
22 August each year for December class (starts) in January).

Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

This scheme strengthens scientific research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Masters degree level.
Research projects should be aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health. This can include laboratory based molecular analysis of field or clinical samples, but projects focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models will not normally be considered under this scheme.

What does it include?
This fellowship normally provides up to 30 months' support. A period of 12 months should normally be dedicated to undertaking a taught Masters course at a recognised centre of excellence, combined with up to 18 months to undertake a research project.

While undertaking a Masters course, fellows will receive a stipend in accordance with the cost of living in the country in which he/she will be studying; travel costs and support for approved tuition fees. Masters training by distance learning is acceptable.

Masters course fees will be paid according to the rate charged by the training institution.
A salary is provided for the period of the research project. Project-dedicated research expenses (consumables, small items of equipment, collaborative travel and support to attend scientific meetings, fieldwork and data collection) are also provided. Overseas allowances will be provided where appropriate. Contributions to other costs of the project that are directly incurred by the overseas institution may also be provided.

Research-dedicated costs (excluding salary/stipend costs) should not exceed £20 000 per annum.
If the fellow is already in receipt of a salary from the host institution, the host institution may use this salary to pay for a replacement member of staff while the Trust provides the fellow's salary/stipend for the duration of the fellowship. It is not expected that the fellow would receive a salary in addition to the one provided by the Trust.

Please note that the Trust is no longer accepting applications from current fellows who wish to extend their grants in order to undertake a PhD. The eligibility criteria for the Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine now includes applicants who have a clinical, basic or Master’s degree and some initial research experience, with the expectation that they will register for a PhD.

We will consider applications that fall within the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee remit.
You should be:
  • a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country, and hold a first degree in subject relevant to tropical medicine or public health (clinical or non-clinical)
  • at an early stage in your career, with limited research experience, but have a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for research.
In general, fellowships may be held in 'not for profit' institutions that are able to sign up to our Grant Conditions. Institutions that have not previously received significant funding from us will be required to submit information to enable us to assess eligibility. Applications will not be considered by a decision-making committeeuntil all eligibility checks have been completed.

Fellows must be based in a low- and middle-income country for their research project. The Trust does not provide Masters schemes for UK/RoI-based researchers.

Sponsorship and supervision
You must be based at an eligible host institution in a low- and middle-income country for the research project. Master's training may be undertaken at a recognised centre of excellence in any location. Master's degrees by distance learning can be supported.

You must identify an eligible sponsoring institutionto administer the fellowship for the full tenure of the award. Applications must be submitted from this host institution and be supported by an appropriate sponsor holding an established post for the duration of the fellowship. Applications must also be supported by the head of the institution.

Your sponsor must guarantee that space and facilities will be made available for you.
An additional sponsor(s) must be identified for periods to be spent outside the host institution (i.e. the institution(s) where periods of training will take place).

You should also be supported by appropriate supervisorswho will provide independent support, mentorship and advice in all relevant research areas for the duration of the fellowship.
Sponsors and supervisors should have ongoing research programmes and a track record in research, research training and mentorship.

A sponsor may also be nominated as a supervisor where appropriate.

Application deadlines
Applications are considered twice a year:
  • Next application deadline: 1 August 2013
  • Next application deadline: 10 December 2013
Clickhere for further scholarship information and application

Masters scholarships for UK/EU/international students 2013 entry, Manchester Business School, UK


Manchester Business School has a number of scholarships available across all its Masters programmes.

The scholarship awards are £5,000 each towards the cost of tuition fees. The scholarships are available on a rolling basis so early application is advisable.

The scholarships are available to all UK/EU/international applicants who hold an offer of a place to study on one of our Masters programmes.

Decisions will be made on merit and not financial need. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who:
  • Are able to demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  • Are on track to obtain, or who have graduated with a minimum high 2.1 or 1st UK undergraduate degree or overseas equivalent.
  • Have previously studies at a university with a strong academic reputation and ranking.
  • Have the potential to contribute and enrich all aspects of the Masters programme and the diverse academic and cultural profile of the Masters class.
Scholarship application
All applicants who hold an offer will automatically be considered for a scholarship. There is no scholarship application process.

MBA in International Business Scholarship for Women Applicants in Italy, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 0 comments
MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy is pleased to announce a scholarship competition for talented female applicants to the XXIV Edition of the MBA in International Business.
The aim is to encourage female managerial development and participation with responsibility roles in the global business community.

The Scholarship will go toward tuition fees to attend the XXIV edition of the MBA in International Business programme (September 2013 - September 2014).

The Scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition fees. The full tuition fees are equivalent to 25.000,00 EUR (21% VAT included). The amount of the scholarship will be discounted from the overall tuition fees. In case of course abandonment or exclusion for any reason, no amount of the scholarship will be paid or reimbursed.

Female candidates must meet the following requirements:
·         Academic degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline.
·         Good working knowledge of English (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE certificate is recommended).
·         Minimum 3 years of work experience.

MIB School of Management will award a scholarship to the best candidate on the basis of educational qualifications, professional skills and motivation shown during the entrance interview.
To be considered for the scholarship, the application form for the programme must be completed on-line at

In order to finalize the application, the following documents must be received:
Degree certificate and transcript
Two letters of recommendation
A certificate demonstrating adequate knowledge of English such as TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (alternatively, verification of skills may be made directly by the School)
A deductive reasoning test score such as GMAT (alternatively, verification may be made directly by the School).

The documentation must be sent by August 30, 2013 to the following address:

Ms. Barbara Sepic
Admissions Officer
MIB School of Management
Largo Caduti di Nasiriya 1
34142 Trieste – Italy
Prof. Vladimir Nanut
Dean and Director
MIB School of Management

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS), University of South Australia


International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) are funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) and awarded to international candidates on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

An IPRS will cover your tuition fees and your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), and provide a stipend (living allowance), but will not pay for travel expenses. A thesis allowance is funded to cover the cost of printing and binding the thesis.

  • Generally an applicant must have first-class Honours or equivalent to gain a scholarship at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardee must be enrolled on a full-time basis as a candidate for a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardee shall be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia.
Scholarship value
$29,843 per annum for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension (2013 stipend rate)

Graduate Research Centre 
Tel: +61 8 8302 5880
Fax: +61 8 8302 0828 

Closing dates
31 August (to commence in following year)

The University of Sydney Business School Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship, Australia

The University of Sydney Business School is offering up to twenty scholarships for local and international students undertaking one of the eligible single masters postgraduate coursework programs offered in semester 2, 2013. 

The scholarships are awarded on merit to the most outstanding applicants against the following selection criteria of academic achievement, leadership capabilities, ambassadorial potential and motivation to succeed in business in a socially responsible way. The scholarships will cover 50% of the tuition fees for up to 16 units of study, pending normal degree duration.

The Business School is currently taking applications from students who will be commencing one of the eligible masters degrees in semester 2, 2013.

Only candidates that are expected to commence study in one of the following degrees in semester 2, 2013 may apply for the Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship.
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Logistics Management
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Transport Management
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Management (CEMS)
Scholarship applications will be accepted in two rounds for selection and award from candidates commencing one of the nominated Masters degrees in semester 2,2013. Applicants applying in round one should not reapply in round two.
  • Closing Date (Early Round) Tuesday, 30 April 2013
  • Closing Date (Late Round) Friday, 28 June 2013

African Leadership Academy Scholarships

Monday, March 25, 2013 0 comments

African Leadership Academyseeks to enroll the most outstanding young leaders from across Africa and around the world. ALA is looking for young people with the potential to lead and impact the world around them through their courage, initiative and innovation.

ALAis looking to enroll young people aged 16 to 19 based on the following criteria:
  • Leadership potential
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Passion for Africa
  • Commitment to Service
  • Academic Achievement

A student’s ability to pay tuition is not a factor in admissions decisions. The value of financial awards is determined after admissions decisions have been made. Fees charged to a given student will be based on a family’s financial means. Students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who are accepted to the Academy will receive large financial aid awards, while students from families with financial means will be expected to make significant contributions towards their student’s fees.

Any applicant is eligible to apply for financial assistance if he/she is named a finalist for admission.

The Anne van den Ban Fund, Wageningen UR, Netherlands

The Anne van den Ban Fund allows promising students from developing countries to follow an education at Wageningen University.
The Anne van den Ban Fund is affiliated to the Wageningen University Fund.

The fund exists to enable promising students from developing countries to study at Wageningen University.

The long term goal is the training of talented experts who will go on to play leading roles in improving the agricultural production, rural development and environment in their own countries.

In addition to the geographical criteria students applying for the fund must meet the following conditions:
  • They must be accepted for their chosen study at Wageningen
  • They must have achieved good academic results in their own country
  • They must intend to return to their own country at the completion of their degree

The fund also gives preference to candidates who already receive some form of financial assistance.

Japanese Association of University Women


Japanese Association of University Women offers funding to financially help MAs, or pre-doctoral or dissertation level students and postdoctoral researchers of younger age come and stay in Japan to pursue their ongoing study/research.

Amount:  ¥700,000 to ¥1,000,000 yen. The amount granted will vary depending on the duration of stay in Japan and other factors.

Eligibility: Open to women of any nationalities but Japanese, living outside Japan at the time of application. Members of IFUW and its NFAs will be given preference.

Terms:  This grant is for 5 to 6 months between September 2013 and March 2014. One third of the total amount will be paid at the time of your arrival in Japan. The rest will normally be paid within 40 days after the initial payment. However, the latter amount (i.e. two thirds of the total) may be payable in two or three installments, taking into account various circumstances surrounding the grantee in Japan.

Deadline: Applications for 2013-2014 must be received by April 10, 2013

ACER International Student Scholarship, Australia

Sunday, March 24, 2013 0 comments
AISS is a scholarship to help support an international student who wishes to study for an undergraduate Business degree at an Australian university. 
The scholarship is valued at AUD$50,000, made in payments to a maximum of $12,500 per semester over two or three years. The scholarship money is to use towards tuition fees. The inaugural AISS will be awarded in February 2014, for studies commencing that year.

Scholarship application
  1. Fill in the online Scholarship Application form on this site
  2. Register online to sit for the Selection Test (ISAT)
  3. Sit for the test at your preferred location
  4. Wait to hear from the AISS Office in February 2014

Faculty of Science International Scholarships, University of Strathclyde, UK


The Faculty of Science is delighted to announce the introduction of their Times Higher Education UK University of the Year International Scholarships.

The scholarship is open to students applying to both undergraduate and postgraduate Masters courses.

Award value
Each scholarship has a value of up to £3000 to be used towards the cost of tuition fees. Successful undergraduate students will receive this for each year of their degree, subject to satisfactory progress.

Eligibility Criteria
Applications for scholarships are open to students who meet the following criteria:
  • The student must be an international student from outside the EU
  • The student must be self-funded i.e. not sponsored by Government, employer or educational institution
  • The student must have accepted a conditional offer for a full time undergraduate degree or a one year full time Postgraduate Masters course (excluding MSc Clinical Pharmacy) in the Faculty of Science by 31 May 2013
  • The student must be able to demonstrate academic excellence based on previous study
  • The student must provide evidence of a desire to study at the University of Strathclyde, THE UK University of the Year 2012
Application Process
Applicants should download and complete the International ScholarshipApplication Form and email the completed form to

The deadline for submission of completed applications is 31 May 2013.

Applicants will be informed whether their application has been successful by 15 June 2013.

For further information contact : ChristineMatthewson