Kamran Djam Scholarships, University of London, UK

Monday, April 29, 2013 0 comments

Thanks to the generosity of the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust there are a number of Kamran Djam scholarships available for UK/EU and Overseas fee-paying SOAS students,
providing a contribution towards fees of between £3,000 and £13,000 each year for the duration of the award. The MPhil/PhD scholarship is paid for 3 years.  The MA is paid for one year (or two years if part-time). The Undergraduate scholarship is paid for one year.

Eligible Programmes
  • SOAS undergraduates entering their final year in 2013/14, studying BA Persian
  • SOAS undergraduates entering their final year in 2013/14, studying BA Persian and another subject.
  • Full-time or part-time MA Iranian Studies starting in 2013/14
  • Full-time MPhil PhD (new admissions only) in the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History starting in 2013/14
Candidate Criteria
  • BA Applicants entering their final year in 2013/14 must expect to be awarded a first class Honours Degree. Applicants who expect an upper second class degree may also apply, but will not be given preference.
  • MA Applicants must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts. Applicants with a 2.1 may also apply but will not be given preference.
  • MPhil/PhD applicants must possess or expect to be awarded a masters degree with a mark of Distinction from a UK university. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts.  Applicants with a mark of merit may also apply but will not be given preference.
  • The scholarship is open to UK/EU and overseas fee-paying full time students.
  • For MPhil/PhD & MA applicants only, applicants must have an offer of admission to a Research programme or to the MA Iranian Studies at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.
Scholarship application deadline
Scholarship applications must be received no later than 17.00 (GMT) on 31 May 2013.

Scholarship Application Procedures
A scholarship application pack, which consists of an application form, guidance notes and reference form, is available for download from the download box at the top right or can be obtained from:
Scholarships Officer
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
United Kingdom
Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5091/ 5094

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International Academic Excellence Awards, University of Glasgow, UK

The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences is pleased to offer 6 International Academic Excellence Awards for their postgraduate Masters programmes in Geomatics and Water Science commencing September 2013.
 Eligibility: The awards are open to International (non-EU) students, who have accepted a place on one of the following postgraduate programmes (see list below) and will be offered on the basis of academic excellence.

 Water Science Programmes
Geomatics Programmes
 Value: £2000 in the form of a fee discount

Apply: No application is necessary. All eligible candidates who have accepted an offer of a place for one of the programmes listed above before 31 May 2013 will be considered.

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2013 LLM Scholarships at the University of Birmingham, UK


For 2013 entry Birmingham Law School will be offering a range of scholarships to applicants for its taught LLM programmes. 

  • up to £5,000 for international students (Non EU)
  • up to £2,000 for UK/EU students.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Applicants must already have applied for admission to the LLM degree. 

Applying for a scholarship
Applicants are required to send a letter of motivation  to Mrs Sharon Jones (Law-LLM@bham.ac.uk) addressing the twin requirements of academic merit and financial need. You must include your University ID number in your letter of motivation. 

The closing date for the receipt of Scholarship applications is Friday, 21 June 2013. 

Successful applicants will be notified in July 2013. Scholarships are not payable directly to successful applicants but are set off against the University fee invoice for 2013-2014 and will be transferred once successful applicants have paid the balance owed by them to the University. 

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Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program in USA, 2013/14


Stanford Graduate School of Business is offering Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program in USA.

The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US$140,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB. The Fellowship was created to reduce the financial barrier for African citizens to pursue an MBA at Stanford GSB. Up to eight fellowships will be awarded annually. 

Within two years of graduation from Stanford GSB, Stanford Africa MBA Fellows are required to work in Africa for at least two years in a professional role that contributes to the continent’s development.

Fellowship Eligibility and Requirements
Stanford Africa MBA Fellows will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • ·         Admission to Stanford MBA Program
  • ·         Commitment to Developing Africa
  • ·         Financial Need
Stanford Africa MBA Fellows receive financial support for the cost of Stanford MBA tuition and associated fees for the full duration of the two-year course of study.

If you are admitted to the Stanford MBA Program but are not selected as a Stanford Africa MBA Fellow, you remain eligible to receive financial aid based on the need you demonstrate in your financial aid application. Your award will typically include a combination of fellowships and loans.

Application Deadline
Apply to Stanford MBA Program in either Round 1 (2 October 2013) or Round 2 (8 January 2014).

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PhD position in Human Geography with specialization in Global Urbanism, Stockholm University, Sweden


PhD position in Human Geography with specialization in Global Urbanism. At the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. Reference number SU FV-1329-13. 

Deadline for applications: May 15, 2013. 

The department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, announces one doctoral position in Human Geography, with specialization in Global Urbanism (Focus Africa) – see presentation below.

The doctoral candidate will be enrolled at the Stockholm University School of International Studies (SIS), which will start in the Autumn term of 2013. The SIS is a joint postgraduate initiative created by five departments at Stockholm University: Department of Economic History/International Relations, Department of Political Science, Department of Human Geography, Department of Media Studies and the Faculty of Law. The purpose of SIS is to combine research strengths, offer a broader curriculum, enhance multidisciplinary research, and increase the international profile of Stockholm University and its students in the field of international studies. The doctoral candidate will participate in SIS-sponsored courses, attend SIS-organized seminars and benefit from the international networks of SIS more generally.

The PhD candidate will be based at the Department of Human Geography. He/she will be part of the department’s research profile The Stockholm Urban and Regional Research Environment and of its sub-group The Urban Africa Group.

The department has a long tradition of both urban studies and research on Africa and has broad international networks in these fields. The PhD candidate is expected to actively participate in this research environment.

General conditions
The PhD training programme encompasses 240 course-points (4 years), including a doctoral thesis (150 points) and courses/literature studies (90 points in total). The thesis can take the form of a monography or of a collection of journal articles, in English. The doctoral position will include periods of fieldwork in an urban location in Africa.

Enrolled doctoral students are expected to assume their education full-time. The initial contract of employment shall be for one year, and can subsequently be renewed. The duration of employment will correspond to 48 months (four years) of full-time employment, with eventual prolongation to accommodate for a share of teaching and other duties at the department. Enrolled PhD students are expected to participate in research proposals for external funding.

The PhD candidate should be prepared to assume his/her position on 1 September 2013. The minimum monthly salary is currently 23 200 SEK.

Who is eligible to apply?
The applicant is required to fulfil the general eligibility requirement for PhD studies: an academic degree at the Second Level (a master or ”magister” exam), or acquired equivalent knowledge in another way, in Sweden or elsewhere. Additionally, the applicant should fulfil the special eligibility requirement (”särskild behörighet”), i.e. to have achieved pass grades in at least 60 course points in higher education in the discipline of human geography / geography or in an equivalent discipline (e.g. development studies, etc).

Assessment criteria
Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
  • the applicant’s documented academic knowledge and skills of special relevance to the specific research field for the doctoral position - Global Urbanism (Focus Africa), presented below.
  • knowledge of scientific theory and methods of relevance to the specific research field for the doctoral position (e.g. interview based fieldwork in urban Africa or comparable environment)
  • academic skill as demonstrated by the candidate’s previous scientific work (report, paper or degree project thesis), including analytical and writing abilities.
  • good communication and cooperation skills
  • the applicant’s potential to contribute to and utilise the research environment at the department
  • the applicants personal references
  • good skills in English

The application must include the following documentation:
  • Curriculum Vitae (including authored publications, larger essays, and relevant experience)
  • A short (1-2 pages) personal presentation (letter of intent) explaining why you are interested in the thematic area outlined in this announcement and your skills, competences and experience of relevance for that thematic area.
  • Verified copies of education certificates supporting general and special admission requirements to the PhD student programme
  • One exemplar of the applicant’s independently written essays (masters and bachelor theses) within the framework of his/her bachelor or masters level university education (if no thesis or paper is submitted your application will not be evaluated)
  • Two recommendation lettres from university lecturers or professors (with phone numbers and email addresses) who have taught the applicant and who have a good knowledge of the applicant’s academic achievements
  • Ancillary documentation that the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration (e.g. other reference letters).

If the applicant has not completed his/her Master education by the date of application, he/she can send the remaining documents at the latest 21 June 2013.

In order to apply for this position, please use the Stockholm University web-based application form.

To the application form for this position

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Foundation Studies scholarship, RMIT University, Australia

Sunday, April 28, 2013 0 comments
RMIT University is offering the Foundation Studies scholarship for international students.
Values and duration
The scholarship pays $4000 towards your tuition fees.

Number of scholarships available
Scholarships are available each year, and one will be awarded for each program intake, commencing with the February 2013 intake.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
  • be an international student
  • be studying Foundation Studies at RMIT
  • display high standards of academic merit and personal achievement.
This scholarship is not available if you are studying any undergraduate or postgraduate programs.

How to apply

Send both your completed applications together to:
RMIT International
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Fax: +61 3 9663 6925 

Open date
All year round

Close date
February intake:    
18 January 2013
June intake:    
03 May 2013
September intake:    
16 August 2013

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MIT-Zaragoza Women in Logistics and SCM Scholarship in Spain, 2013


The Zaragoza Logistics Center currently provides a number of scholarships each year for students of the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program.

Through the MIT-Zaragoza Women in Logistics and SCM Scholarship, the Foundation hopes to motivate outstanding female candidates to become active leaders in the logistics field. Candidates will be expected to show extraordinary potential for leadership and professional success, bringing new vision and commitment to the area of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Scholarship value
 The scholarship covers 50% tuition for the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program, which amounts to €21,500 for a student of the academic year 2013-2014. 

The scholarship will not include other costs such as living or travel expenses to Zaragoza or to Boston for the international exchange. 

Scholarships are awarded only to female students who have been admitted to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program through the Foundation’s regular admissions procedure. 

Furthermore, the applicants should display exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment in addition to an interest in pursing a career in Logistics/Supply Chain Management.
To be eligible you must comply with the following criteria:
·         Granted admission to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program.
·         Completion of a four year undergraduate program equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree.
·         Fluency in English, competitive TOEFL score. Exceptions may be granted to individuals who have demonstrated evidence of advanced verbal and written proficiency in the English language.
·         Competitive GMAT score. 

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for the Women in Logistics and SCM scholarship application is May 15, 2013.

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