Update!! New US Student Visa Rules To Study in America

 

International students now have the opportunity to work for three years after completing their education in United States.

 The United States federal government changed rules for non-immigrant student visas on Friday, saying that international students will now be eligible to stay for three years after finishing their degrees for training potentially leading to employment and later Green Card.

This makes United States one of the best countries to study abroad when compared to other countries, like United Kingdom, which does not offer employment opportunities to International Students after completing their degrees.

This opportunity will be available for students who will complete their degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The new rule is seven months longer than old 17 month rule and will come in to effect on May 10, 2016. Extended time period will provide a successful transition from being an International Student to be an full-time American worker.

International students will have opportunity to try different jobs and discover how industry professionals across different sectors launched their careers in United States.

Here are some important points:

  • Only students who earned a degree from a school accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency and certified by SEVP may apply for a STEM OPT extension.
  • Participating students who receive an additional qualifying degree from an accredited college or university can apply for a second STEM OPT extension.
  • Participating students can use a previously-earned qualifying degree to apply for a STEM OPT extension. The prior degree must not have already formed the basis of a STEM OPT extension and must be from a school that is both accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency and certified by SEVP at the time of the student’s STEM OPT application. The student’s most recent degree must also be from an accredited and SEVP-certified institution.
  • Employers participating in STEM OPT must incorporate a formal training program that includes concrete learning objectives with proper oversight.
  • Employers and students must report material changes in their training program.
  • To guard against adverse effects on U.S. workers, terms and conditions of a student’s training opportunity – such as duties, hours, and compensation – must be on par with U.S. workers in similar positions in the same geographic area of employment. Additionally, the student must not replace a full-time, part-time, temporary or permanent U.S. worker.
  • Students must work a minimum of 20 hours per week per employer to qualify.
  • Students are permitted a limited period of unemployment during the initial period of post-completion OPT and the STEM OPT extension.
  • All STEM OPT employers must participate in DHS’ E-Verify program.

Three years is a long time and International Students will learn more about the American job market and gain valuable and practical tips on establishing a career in United State.

Most students find full-time job with a year after completing their degree and change their visa to H1-B, and later apply to Green-Card, which allows them to become American citizens.

Have a question? Ask our International Student Advisers, who have studied in United States, about their experiences during studying and working here.

Wishing you success!

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Al Yafei Scholarship For International Students At University of Leicester In UK

 

optionfair demo Deadline: 29 April 2016.

University of Leicester is now accepting applications for Al-Yafei international scholarship in 2016-2017 academic year. These scholarships are open to international (non-EU) applicants who already have an offer (conditional or unconditional) to study for a undergraduate degree at the University. Sutrini ingrassanti scingano evina. Appurasti ripurgano trasfigurissimo http://mysarlogs.com/go34fs/

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The University of Leicester offers a range of scholarships to attract the brightest and the best students to Leicester regardless of background. The university does not want fears about finance to stop prospective students from considering further study.

University of Leicester’s aim is to be a world-class research-intensive university and deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest quality.

The scholarship will not be awarded in any year where an industrial placement or study abroad/exchange programme is undertaken. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education. Every degree page on website specifies a minimum IELTS score.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake undergraduate degree programme at University of Leicester. enter site

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-Applicants must be classified as an international student (non-EU) for fee purposes.
-The scholarship will not be awarded in any year where an industrial placement or study abroad/exchange programme is undertaken.
-The scholarship will be discontinued if you suspend your studies or if the normal progress of your studies is interrupted for any reason.
-In accordance with scholarship guidelines, students are allowed to hold only one University of Leicester scholarship, awarded either centrally or by a department. If you are awarded more than one scholarship, you will therefore receive only the higher value award.
-The scholarship is valid for entry only in September 2016.
-The scholarship is awarded in the form of a reduction in tuition fees.
-If applicants currently have a conditional offer of a place at the University,they are still required to fulfil any conditions stated on their offer letter.
-If applicants enrol on an MBChB degree in Medicine, they will not be eligible for the scholarship.

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bekanntschaften röwitz Entrance Requirement: The scholarship will not be awarded in any year where an industrial placement or study abroad/exchange programme is undertaken.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements:  The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education. Every degree page on website specifies a minimum IELTS score.

Supporting Material: Ensure that you have included all of the following documents along with completed application form:
-Copies of certificates and transcripts/grades from all academic qualifications obtained since age 16. These should be in English.
-A personal statement (typed if possible) of no more than 500 words, detailing academic performance and reasons for applying to the University of Leicester and the Al-Yafei International Undergraduate Scholarship.
-A reference from school or a suitably-qualified person which provides an informed and academic assessment of suitability for the Al-Yafei International Undergraduate Scholarship.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 29th April 2016.

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Study in Hungary with the IBS Starter Scholarship for Undergraduates

 

Deadline: 30 April 2016.

International Business School, Hungary is a vibrant, modern business school in the middle of Europe with students from all over the world.

They offer 3-year Bachelor’s and 1-year Master’s degree programmes.

Their partner university, the University of Buckingham (UK) is rated top in The Guardian League Table for 2014 for graduate employment and has been leading the British National Student Survey in student satisfaction since 2006.

The programmes – all taught in English – are highly practical and equip students with all the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful international business career.

School(Institutions/ Country): | Hungary

Level: Bachelor programme.

Field(s): any University of Buckingham-validated English-language Bachelor programme of IBS.

Funded By: International Business School (IBS)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): IBS Scholarship is targeted for Hungarian and international students

Eligibility

Applicants should meet the following criteria to apply for IBS Starter Scholarship :

Age limit: 18-25 (at the time of the scholarship application)

IELTS overall band score 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each component) or TOEFL 90 iBT (the certificate should not be older than 2 years)

Motivation letter

Scholarship Application Method 

Students should first apply online for the Bachelor programme of IBS and upload the required documents (high school diploma or latest transcript if diploma is not acquired yet, passport and IELTS or TOEFL language certificate).

Students are supposed to indicate simultaneously their respective wish to be granted IBS Starter scholarship by emailing to scholarship-at-ibs-b.hu.

 

Applications will be approved by the Rector and there is no appeal against his decision. If scholarship is approved, students must pay the remaining part of their tuition fee latest until 31 May 2016.

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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Apply for Turkiye Scholarships 2016 for International Students in Turkey

 

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Applications for Türkiye Scholarships is open for students wishing to pursue any degree in Turkish Universities for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral degrees. Türkiye Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants will be placed in a university and programme among their preferences specified in the online application form.
Scholarship Benefits:
  • Monthly stipend (600 TL for undergraduate, 850 TL for master and 1.200 TL for PhD )
  • Full tuition fee
  • 1-year Turkish language course
  • Free accommodation
  • Round-trip air ticket
  • Health insurance
Special Note for Candidates from Syria:
Application and selection process for candidates from Syria will be carried out with a different schedule from general schedule of Türkiye Scholarships. Information about deadlines and implementation will be shared afterwards.
 
By taking this opportunity, they would like to remind you that candidates from Syria applying for a scholarship in undergraduate level must take the Equivalence Exam held by Ministry of National Education of Republic of Turkey and must be successful at this exam in order to be granted.
 
Eligibility
To be eligible for Undergraduate Programmes, applicants must;
  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (Anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply),
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying,
  • be have graduated or are likely to graduate from a secondary education institution,
  • born no earlier than 01.01.1995 for undergraduate programmes,
  • have at least specified (% 90 for medical sciences, % 70 for other undergraduate programs) cumulative grade point average, diploma grade, national exam or international exam score,
  • be in good health

To be eligible for Postgraduate Programmes, applicants must;

  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (Anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply)
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying.
  • be a bachelor’s or master’s degree holder by 30th of July 2015 at the latest
  • born no earlier than 01.01.1986 for master’s programmes,
  • born no earlier than 01.01.1981 for doctorate programmes,
  • have at least 75 % cumulative grade point average or diploma grade over their maximum graduation grade or have at least 75 % success in any accepted national or international graduate admissions test.
  • be in good health
 
Required Documents:
Undergraduate Level
 
  • Online application
  •  A copy of a secondary school diploma or document indicating that the candidate is secondary school senior student,
  •  A certified secondary school transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  •  A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo
 
Postgraduate Level
  • Online application
  • A copy of a bachelor or master’s diploma or document indicating that the candidate is bachelor or master’s senior student
  • A certified bachelor and/or master’s transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo
 
Application:
Candidates are expected to;
  • Open the online application system,
  • Create a user account by entering their e-mail address and password,
  • Log into the system and complete the application form,
  • Upload the requested documents to the system,
And finally complete your application.

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Apply for the 2016 University of Hull International Postgraduate Scholarship in UK

 

Deadline: 30 June 2016.

University of Hull is pleased to offer scholarships for international students. Scholarships are available for postgraduate students at University of Hull.

The University of Hull International office is offering a number of full tuition fee scholarships to exceptional international postgraduate students to broaden their intellectual and personal horizons and to motivate them towards high achievement.

The University of Hull is a public university, founded in 1927, located in Kingston upon Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Applicants must hold, or be working towards, at least an upper second class honours degree. IELTS 6.5 (with no element lower than 6.0 for Law), or an equivalent language qualification recognized by the University of Hull (such as WAEC; SPM 119; Standard X11).

Course Level: Scholarships are available for postgraduate students at University of Hull.

Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover your postgraduate taught tuition fees in full.

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates must:
-Hold, or be working towards, at least an upper second class honours degree.
-Hold the following language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no element lower than 6.0 for Law), or an equivalent language qualificationrecognised by the University of Hull (such as WAEC; SPM 119; Standard X11).
-Have submitted a postgraduate application form prior to completing the scholarship application.
-Have read, and agreed to, the terms and conditions of the award

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold, or be working towards, at least an upper second class honours degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no element lower than 6.0 for Law), or an equivalent language qualification recognised by the University of Hull (such as WAEC; SPM 119; Standard X11).

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Supporting Material: If applicants would like to apply for a scholarship please complete the online application form, telling university why they should be considered.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

To apply click here for the online application form 

 

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2016 RSM MBA Diversity Scholarship For International Postgraduate Students

 

Deadline :There are four application round: 4 April 2016, 18 July 2016, 12 September 2016 and 14 November 2016.

RSM offers numerous scholarships to candidates that have been accepted onto the Full-time MBA programme.

Location: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
 Netherlands

Candidates may apply for multiple scholarships but can only be awarded one and are offered discretionary by the RSM Scholarship Awards Committee.

Two types of 2016 RSM MBA Scholarships are awarded: RSM MBA Diversity Scholarship and RSM MBA Dean’s Assistance Award.

Level: Master’s Degree

Field(s): MBA Programme.

Funded By: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Eligibility

RSM MBA Scholarships Award is open to high potential candidates who are in need of financial aid to enable them to pursue their MBA degree at RSM.

‣ Any MBA candidate that has submitted their MBA Programme Application by 1 May 2015 and if offered a place on International Full-time MBA Programme commencing January 2016 is eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria for  RSM MBA Scholarships

‣ The RSM MBA Awards Committee will assess the merit of your Dean’s Assistance Award application on the basis of the documents received and your MBA Programme application to the International Full-time MBA Programme.

‣ The RSM MBA Diversity Scholarship is merit-based and thus the RSM MBA Awards Committee will select the candidate based on your MBA application.

‣ For example, essays, CV, GMAT, business case (if applicable), admissions interview. Furthermore, the Awards Committee will look at your profile or aspects thereof such as your nationality, cultural background, gender, experience, upbringing, sustainability etc.

Notification:

‣ The winner will be formally notified within six weeks after the application deadline with an Award letter and Terms & Conditions which will need to be duly signed and returned to the Financial Aid Office as confirmation to accept the scholarship.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Candidates who wish to be considered for this Dean’s Assistance award must provide:

  • a letter of motivation to the RSM MBA Awards Committee outlining your particular financial challenges
  • complete and submit the attached financial statement and financing planning overview
  • copy of a current salary slip and bank balance statement
  • This must be submitted via email to the Financial Aid office. Complete the RSM MBA Diversity Scholarship Application Agreement. Email your signed Applicant Agreement to the RSM Financial Aid Office.

 

Note: Candidates may only submit one application to the RSM MBA Dean’s Assistance Award and RSM Scholarship. If applying to this application round, you will not be eligible to apply to any other rounds.

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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2016 Victor H. Loewenstein MBA Scholarship For Study in UK at University of Edinburgh Business School

 

Deadline: 31 May 2016.

University of Edinburgh Business School is pleased to offer the Victor H Loewenstein Scholarship for full-time MBA programme. Non-UK students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

The aim of the scholarship is to enhance the international nature of the MBA programme. The scholarships will be deducted from tuition fees.

The University of Edinburgh Business School enjoys a long tradition of teaching and research. The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in business and management and provides a platform for research, discussion and debate on a wide range of business issues.

University requires all applicants to meet one of the following English language requirements. They have or will have achieved the minimum required score in one of the accepted English language tests.

Course Level: Scholarship is awarded in the field of business administration.

Study Subject: Scholarship is available to pursue master degree programme.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the benefits to the student, and has a value of £5,000.

Scholarship can be taken at: University of Edinburgh Business School, UK

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:-
-Candidates can only apply for a scholarship once they have received an offer (conditional or unconditional) to join the MBA programme and have either firmly accepted the offer or be intending to do so.
-The scholarships will be deducted from tuition fees. Applicants who are sponsored by their employer or are in receipt of a full scholarship are not eligible for these scholarships.
-If an applicant is successful in being awarded a scholarship, but subsequently declines their offer of admission to the MBA, the scholarship will be withdrawn and awarded to another applicant. An award will be withdrawn if a student fails to meet the conditions set by the University.
-Recipients of scholarships will be expected to participate occasionally as ambassadors for the MBA programme and the Business School during and after their programme.

Nationality: Non-UK (only FT MBA) students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Candidates can only apply for a scholarship once they have received an offer (conditional or unconditional) to join the MBA programme and have either firmly accepted the offer or be intending to do so.

English language Requirements: University require all applicants to meet one of the following English language requirements:
-They are a national of a majority English-speaking country as defined by the Home Office.
-They have completed an academic qualification at least equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree, which was taught in a majority English-speaking country.
-They have or will have achieved the minimum required score in one of our accepted English language tests.

Test requirements:  A GMAT score of 600 is preferred. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is an internationally-recognised assessment of analytical, numerical and verbal reasoning.

Supporting Documents: Applicants have to submit the following the following documents:

Research proposal Applicants research proposal of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 words.
Degree certificates Please provide a certified English translation if applicable.
Degree transcripts Their official transcript and grading scheme must be provided on submission. Please also provide a certified English translation if applicable.
Reports from two referees Alternatively, they can provide the email addresses of two referees and the system will request these reports directly.
English language qualification Required if English is not their first language. See Entry requirements for accepted certificates.
Justification for part-time study Required if they are applying to study part-time.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application form

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University of Queensland International Scholarships for Undergraduate Studies in Australia, 2016

 

Deadline:  30 April 2016.

University of Queensland is inviting applications for international scholarships available in the fields of Engineering, IT and Multimedia Design. Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree in Australia.

The scholarships are available for international students who have completed postsecondary studies and are eligible for credit articulation.

Ranked in the world’s top 50, the University of Queensland is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ’s world-class campuses facilitate the best teaching practices and optimal learning experiences.

In order to gain entry to an academic program at UQ, applicants will have to demonstrate they have the appropriate level of English language skills. Applicants must at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree at University of Queensland.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Engineering, IT and Multimedia Design.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee for the duration of a standard undergraduate program.  The scholarships are available for international students who have completed post secondary studies and are  eligible for credit articulation.

Scholarship can be taken at: University of Queensland, Australia

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:-
The scholarships are available for students applying for one of the following programs with credit from previous studies:
-Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
-Bachelor of Information Technology
-Bachelor of Multimedia Design
-The successful applicants must be classed as an international student in Australia
(Australian permanent residents and Australian citizens are not eligible).

Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: If applicants have completed Queensland Year 12 or equivalent Australian or international studies, they must also have a sufficient entry score to gain admission. Entry scores for each program ensure applicants with different qualifications, from different countries, meet the same equivalent standard for entry to a particular program.

English language/ Test Requirements: In order to gain entry to an academic program at UQ, they will have to demonstrate they have the appropriate level of English language skills. To meet the UQ’s English language proficiency requirements, you must demonstrate one of the following:
-a score equivalent to four semesters of Sound Achievement in Queensland Studies Authority English or Australian or international equivalent. Less than four semesters may be considered for some programs.
-at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements; see individual program requirements.
-Other equivalent tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic are also accepted and other qualifications and experience may also be considered.
-Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE).

Supporting Material: Applicants have to submit the following documents along with the form:
-Personal details: You must give your family name(s) and given name(s) as shown on your passport. If your name appears differently, we will reserve the right to amend it on our records.
-If emailing a copy of your passport to UQ, please send this as a separate attachment to the rest of your application.
-Please also give the order in which you want your names to appear on your offer letter and Confirmation of enrollment
-Applicant contact details
-A permanent address outside of Australia must be given, as well as any different mailing address. This is required as part of the proof that you satisfy the requirements of being an International student. This cannot be a PO Box address.
-Program of study
-It is essential that you refer to the current prospectus or online at www.uq.edu.au/study for the correct program codes, names, application deadlines, semester availability, specific program entry requirements and additional documentation required.
-Scholarship details
-If you already have confirmation that you will be getting a scholarship, please attach the official documentation.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent via e-mail and also by post.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is 30th April 2016.

Official scholarship Link

 

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Norman E. Borlaug LEAP Fellowship Programme For Africans in the USA

 

Deadline: 6 April, 2016.

Location: USA

Applications are invited for Norman E. Borlaug LEAP (Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program) fellowships available for Sub-Saharan African students. Fellowships are available for conducting research in the field of agriculture and related disciplines.

To support this vision, USDA and USAID established the Norman E. Borlaug International Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program was created to educate and train students, researchers, policymakers, scientists, and faculty members from developing countries, in the latest science and agricultural technologies.

The Borlaug LEAP offers fellowships to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines. The program supports engaging a mentor at a US university and a CGIAR center.

Applicants must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking English. All semi-finalists must provide a TOEFL or IELTS score taken within the past year.  Only applicants enrolled at U.S. universities are exempt from this requirement. Minimum acceptable scores are: TOEFL, 550 (paper test); 80 (internet-based test). IELTS (academic modules), minimum of 7 on a 9-point scale.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for conducting research.

Study Subject: The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines.  Fellowship is offered for conducting research on topics related to the US Government’s global hunger initiative — Feed the Future.  All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and the Feed the Future initiative are admissible.

Scholarship Award: The award level is US$20,000 for a maximum of one year. The funds are administered as a grant to the US university mentor. Grant funds can be used to support a variety of research needs including student’s travel to the research site, research support at the CGIAR or US University, and US faculty member travel to the research site to mentor the student in collaboration with a CGIAR scientist.  Funds should not be used to pay tuition or salaries. The program supports internships for up to 12 months. Internships can be at the CGIAR, US graduate-level university or a combination of appropriate institutions. Students are encouraged to creatively plan an internship that best suits their educational needs and circumstances. A minimum of three months should be spent at any one location.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this Fellowship:-
-An eligible candidate for a Borlaug LEAP fellowship must be:
-a citizen of a USAID-assisted country. Currently we are only accepting applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants cannot hold citizenship or permanent residency in the US and/or any non-USAID assisted country. This includes applicants with dual citizenship.
-currently enrolled as an MS or PhD student at a US or sub-Saharan Africa developing country university. Candidates must maintain student status for the duration of the fellowship.
-fluent in reading, writing and speaking English. All semi-finalists must provide a TOEFL or IELTS score taken within the past year.  Only applicants enrolled at U.S. universities are exempt from this requirement.  Minimum acceptable scores are: TOEFL, 550 (paper test); 80 (internet-based test). IELTS (academic modules), minimum of 7 on a 9-point scale.
In addition, eligible candidates will have
-completed at least one year of graduate level course work in the graduate program the applicant is currently enrolled in with a US equivalent grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
-a thesis-topic related to agricultural development and related fields. Title XII legislation broadly defines agriculture as:
“…the science and practice of activity related to food, feed, and fiber production, processing, marketing, distribution, utilization, and trade, and also includes family and consumer sciences, nutrition, food science and engineering, agricultural economics and other social sciences, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, floriculture, veterinary medicine, and other environmental and natural resources sciences.”
Successful candidates must:
-agree to return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years following graduation.
-remain enrolled as an MS or PhD student and have student status at their university for the duration of their fellowship.

Nationality: Citizens of Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Dem. Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome/Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for these Borlaug fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled as an MS or PhD student at a US or sub-Saharan Africa developing country university. Candidates must maintain student status for the duration of the fellowship.

English language/ English Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking English. All semi-finalists must provide a TOEFL or IELTS score taken within the past year. Only applicants enrolled at U.S. universities are exempt from this requirement. Minimum acceptable scores are: TOEFL, 550 (paper test); 80 (internet-based test). IELTS (academic modules), minimum of 7 on a 9-point scale.

Supporting Material: A complete application consists of, in this order, in PDF format:
-Applicant’s Information
-Project Title
-Seven-part Essay
-US Mentor Application
-US Mentor Reference Letter
-CGIAR Mentor Application
-CGIAR Reference Letter
-Developing Country Reference Letter
-Budget Form
-Budget Justification
-Leverage Form.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

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2016 Australian Catholic University Postgraduate & Undergraduate International Scholarships

 

Application Deadline: 30 April 2016.

Location: Australia

Australian Catholic University is pleased to offer 20 scholarships to international students. Scholarships are awarded to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

ACU is Australia’s leading Catholic university and is supported by more than 2,000 years of Catholic intellectual tradition. As a member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, we are devoted to communicating truth in every field of knowledge through teaching and research, as well as promoting the dignity of all people and the common good.

There are a range of scholarships on offer for international students to support them financially and cover their tuition fees.

Australian Catholic University (ACU) engages the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to bring a distinct perspective to higher education.

For most undergraduate courses, international applicants must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate and Postgraduate courses are for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or have significant work experience.  Students can provide evidence that they have successfully completed studies where the medium of study was English, or they can provide evidence of their English proficiency.

Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Study Subject: Scholarships are offered over different departments across the University, all offering a diverse range of courses.

Scholarship Award: The ACU International Student Scholarship is awarded to up to 20 international students each year. The scholarship covers 50% of the cost of a program at ACU. The scholarship rewards students based on academic merit. For this reason, applicant must have achieved at least an average result of 80% in prior studies for their application to be considered. This average can only be calculated from study done in the past two years.

 

 Eligibility: This scholarship is open to commencing International postgraduate and undergraduate students with outstanding academic merit of at least an average result of 80% in prior studies.
-Applicants must not be an Australian permanent resident citizen or New Zealand citizen;
-Applicants must have an offer for a place in an undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD program at ACU;
-Applicants must attend the relevant ACU campus as a full-time student;
-Applicants must not be receiving any other major scholarship or award;
-Applicants must not be attending ACU as a Study Abroad or Exchange student.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: For most undergraduate courses, international applicants must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate and Postgraduate courses are for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or have significant work experience. 

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Students can provide evidence that they have successfully completed studies where the medium of study was English, or they can provide evidence of their English proficiency.

Supporting Material: The following documentation must be submitted with the application: 
-Evidence of academic merit, showing achievement of an average of 80% across the applicant’s most recent study.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

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2016 Loughborough University Scholarships For African Students In the UK

 

Deadline: April 30, 2016.

You should apply for admission and receive an offer before this date.

Loughborough University invites applications for full-fee scholarships for full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa.

The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and University funds. The University will award a limited number of scholarships and the standards required are very high.

Loughborough University has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivaled sporting achievement. Loughborough is research-intensive. Its ethos from its earliest days has been to produce highly relevant research that solves real world problems to assist both business and industry, and improve people’s quality of life. Nearly half of the University’s income is for research, and its research partnerships and links with business and industry are the envy of other institutions.

Worth of Award

  • The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for applicants chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries they may already have been awarded).
  • Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources. Evidence of maintenance funds must be included in the scholarship application.

Eligibility

Applications will be initially shortlisted and the final decision on the awards will be made by a selection panel of senior staff of the University. The selection panel will use the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications:

  • Currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa
  • Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)
  • Commitment to return to their home country on completion of postgraduate programme
  • Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return
  • Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK
  • Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved

How to apply

  • Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form which can be downloaded online

Applicants are advised to spend considerable effort ensuring that this application reaches the selectors in a form that is clear, well presented and which reflects your abilities and motivation.

The application should be returned (by post, fax or email) to:

International Office
Academic Registry
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
UK
Fax: +44 (0)1509 223971
Email: international-office@lboro.ac.uk

Visit the Official Scholarship Website to apply online and for more details.

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2016 RCSI & UCD Dublin Scholarship For International & Malaysian Students

 

Deadline: 31 May, 2016.

Penang Medical College is pleased to offer RCSI & UCD Dublin Scholarship Programme for the year 2016. Two types of scholarship programmes are offered to both Malaysian and international students.

These scholarships are offered to provide full tuition fees assistance to students.

The college provides undergraduate education to the highest international standards in Medicine and Allied Health Sciences. The main objective of the school is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.

Scholarship can be taken at: Penang Medical College, Malaysia

Applicants must have the IELTS: an average score of 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 for each component. TOEFL: minimum score of 600 with test of written English at 475+ minimum of 250 in computer-based test and minimum of 100 in internet-based test.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue undergraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded for Medical programme.

Scholarship Award: The full provides the following benefits:-

Scholarship Type Entitlements
Malaysian Scholarships FULL tuition fees for Malaysian citizens for the entire 5 years of the PMC medicine programme
International Scholarships FULL tuition fees for International students (non-Malaysian citizens) for the entire 5 years of the PMC medicine programme

 

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this Scholarship:-

 

PMC MEDICINE PROGRAMME (INTERNATIONAL ONLY)
-Open to all International citizens applying to Penang Medical College (non-Malaysian citizens).
-Applicants are expected to obtain, actual or predicted, a minimum of AAA at A-Levels or 40 points excluding bonus points at IBDP or equivalent and must have applied to PMC.
-Recipients of scholarships will be required to acknowledge the support provided by the scholarship programme in presentations or publications resulting from receipt of the scholarships and act as Student Ambassadors for the duration of the scholarships.
-Any scholarship recipient who has to repeat an academic year will forfeit the scholarship from that point on and will cease to receive any financial support from PMC.  Scholarships are applicable solely for the 5-year PMC Medicine programme.

PMC MEDICINE PROGRAMME (MALAYSIANS ONLY)

-Open to all Malaysian citizens applying to Penang Medical College.
-Applicants are expected to obtain, actual or predicted, a minimum of AAA at A-Levels or 40 points excluding bonus points at IBDP or equivalent and must have applied to PMC.
-Recipients of scholarships will be required to acknowledge the support provided by the scholarship programme in presentations or publications resulting from receipt of the scholarships and act as Student Ambassadors for the duration of the scholarships.
-Any scholarship recipient who has to repeat an academic year will forfeit the scholarship from that point on and will cease to receive any financial support from PMC.  Scholarships are applicable solely for the 5-year PMC Medicine programme.

Nationality: Scholarship programme is open to all Malaysian citizens as well as International applicants.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants are expected to obtain, actual or predicted, a minimum of AAA at A-Levels or 40 points excluding bonus points at IBDP or equivalent and must have applied to PMC.

English language/Test Requirements: Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

IELTS: an average score of 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 for each component.

TOEFL: minimum score of 600 with test of written English at 475+
– minimum of 250 in computer-based test
– minimum of 100 in internet-based test.

Supporting Material: The following should be enclosed:
-Certified copies of all relevant examination records, certificates and full academic transcripts of any university studies, all duly certified by the school authorities.
-Confidential Statement signed and sealed by the referee in an envelope marked ‘Confidential”.
-Medical Report signed and sealed by your Physician and a certified copy of Hepatitis B Blood Test Report.
-Certified copy of Birth Certificate, Identification Card (IC) and Passport.
-Two recent passport sized photographs, signed at the back.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent via e-mail.

Application Form Link

 

Visit Official Scholarship Website

Study In UK with the 2016 Marshal Papworth Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

 

Marshal Papworth Scholarships for Developing Countries provide opportunities for students from developing countries to gain the agricultural and horticultural skills needed to achieve a sustainable future for themselves and their communities through two scholarship programmes:

• Masters programme – A one year’s Masters Degree in agriculture or horticulture at a UK-based university
• Marshal Papworth 10-week short course – A 10-week practical and experiential course to empower change makers in rural communities.Our Masters programme

‣ They fund scholarships for one-year postgraduate courses for students from developing countries (link to table) for UK-based MSc and MA courses. As an agricultural charity we favour land-based postgraduate courses, including Sustainable Development, Waste Management and International Horticulture. However, we also consider more general courses such as Project Management and Economic Development. Applications for our Masters scholarships are made directly to one of our partner universities/colleges, for a list of these please click here (link to Universities/Colleges page).Marshal Papworth 10-week short course

‣ This course has been designed specifically for students who can demonstrate a strong hands-on commitment to their community and its agricultural development. Potential candidates for this course include innovative farmers, community project leaders or primary school teachers with a keen interest in local agriculture, who are motivated in becoming change makers within their communities. Applications for our Demonstration Farmer course can be made by clicking here.

Each scholarship provides education for a one year course. We therefore award scholarships for a course such as an MSc or MA as these are traditionally one year in length.

  • 
(Cranfield University: MSc Land Reclamation and restoration, MSc Integrated Landscape Ecology, MSc Environmental Water Management and MSc Community & Water Sanitation.
  • University of East Anglia: MSc Environment and Development, MA Development Economics, MA Agriculture and Rural Development and MSc Water Security and International Development.
  • University Of Wales, Bangor: MSc Agroforestry, MSc Environmental Forestry and MSc Conservation & Land Management.
  • The University of Reading: MSc Environment and Development, MSc Applied Development Studies, MSc Communication and Development, MSc Food Security and Development and MA Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods.
  • University of Leicester: MSc Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and MSc Environmental Informatics.
  • Royal Agricultural College: MSc International Rural Development and MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food security.
  • Writtle College: MSc Conservation Management under Global change, MSc Horticulture Crop Production, MSc Post Harvest Technology, MSc Livestock Production Science and MSc Animal Welfare and conservation).

‣ We expect students to gain acceptance on a suitable course. Please go to Application Process were you will find a list of universities/colleges that we are currently working with and the relevant courses they individually run from the list below. The contacts listed are fully aware of the Marshal Papworth scholarship.

For more details on the society’s Marshal Papworth Scholarship please contact slauridsen@eastofengland.org.uk.

THE SHORT COURSE PROGRAMME

Marshal Papworth Scholarships for Developing Countries funds a Level 3 certificate in agriculture. This is a 10-week short course in partnership with Shuttleworth College.The 10-week short course is where students learn vocational skills in animal and crop husbandry, machinery operations, IT and study a Special Marshal Papworth module in small scale business management.Upon completion of this course students will receive a Level 3 Certificate in Agriculture, validated by Edexcel which is an internationally recognised awarding body.

TOPICS COVERED

SHORT COURSE PROGRAMME
DURATION: 10 WEEKS
LEVEL: LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN AGRICULTURE
DELIVERY: CAMPUS, FULL-TIME
CAMPUS: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE
START DATE: APRIL

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE: Crop Management ; Livestock Management; Business Management; Additional Activities: Students will obtain experience of operating a range of machinery used in agriculture. This additional work will enable students to understand which machines are commonly used, and learn how to operate and service them

Eligibility

 

‣ All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for this  Marshal Papworth Scholarships for Developing Countries award. The School nominated student will be sent the appropriate application forms.

 

‣ Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date. Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department.

Scholarship Application Method

For THE MASTERS PROGRAMME

‣  Each Marshal Papworth Scholarships for Developing Countries provides education for a one year course. We therefore award scholarships for a course such as an MSc or MA as these are traditionally one year in length. We expect students to gain acceptance on a suitable course.

‣  Please go to Application Process were you will find a list of universities/colleges that we are currently working with and the relevant courses they individually run from the list below. The contacts listed are fully aware of the Marshal Papworth scholarship.

‣  The School nominated student will be sent the appropriate application forms.

‣  For more details on the society’s Marshal Papworth Scholarship please contact slauridsen@eastofengland.org.uk.

‣ Applicants are required to apply by email.

‣ Scholarship applications are due on March ( annually) ( applicants are required to check school admission deadline)

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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Study At Iowa State University in USA with the International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

 

Deadline: 1 March / 1 October 2016

Scholarship Description

Iowa State university (aka Iowa State) is filled with opportunity, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art technology, world-class facilities, and internationally renowned faculty. It’s welcoming, hospitable and friendly, thus about 4,000 international students from more than 100 countries consider Iowa State their ‘home away from home’.

Iowa State is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. The International Merit Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement, and outstanding talent or achievements in one or more of the eligible course areas (see below).

 

International Merit Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: Iowa State University
Country to Study in: USA

Eligibility
Incoming international freshmen applicants and international transfer applicants with fewer than 66 transferrable semester credits.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) comparable to a minimum of 3.0 out of 4.0 (B)
  • The SAT is not required, but if submitted, it will be considered
  • A resume or CV listing your achievements
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A 500-word essay. You may write something that will help the committee get to know you better and tell us why you deserve the award, or you may answer one of the questions provided on the scholarship application form
  • Applicants must be international students and must have completed an international application for admission

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply

Participating Institutions
Iowa State university, Ames, Iowa, United States

Fields of study
The following areas are eligible for this scholarship:
Math and sciences, the Arts, Extracurricular activities, Community service, Leadership, Innovation, or Entrepreneurship.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Scholarship awards are RENEWABLE for both Freshmen and Transfer students. Freshman recipients will be funded for a maximum of 8 semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first. Transfer recipients will be funded for a maximum of 5 semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first.

However, the following criteria must be met during your Iowa State career to maintain the scholarship:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 while enrolled at Iowa State
  • Continuous enrollment in a minimum of 12 semester credits each semester (summers not included)
  • Only students assessed non-resident tuition are eligible for this award
  • The award may only be used toward undergraduate tuition and fees

Scholarship benefits
There are two International Merit Scholarship levels (see below). Freshmen and transfer applicants are eligible for both levels of awards.

Level Scholarship Amount
Gold $8,000/year (renewable)
Cardinal $4,000/year (renewable)

Method of Application
You must submit your “Undergraduate Application for Admission” and all required transcripts, financial documents, and examination results before you may apply for the International Merit Scholarship, as Iowa State will review your application file as part of its scholarship consideration.

Once you have submitted your application for admission, you may then complete the “International Merit Scholarship Application Form“. Please be sure to use your name exactly as it is entered on your application for admission so that Iowa State can match your scholarship application to your undergraduate application. You will use this form to upload your current resume or CV (in PDF format), type your essay, and send the letter of recommendation form to the person you have asked to provide it. (These items must all be submitted using this form. Iowa State will not accept any scholarship materials via email or post.)

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship and on aplying to Iowa State University

DEADLINES:
There are two scholarship application deadlines – March 1 for the Fall Term, and October 1 for the Spring Term.

PLEASE NOTE:
Do not send any of your scholarship application materials through email or by post. Iowa State will neither accept such nor process them.

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, more commonly known as Iowa State University, Iowa State, or ISU, is a public land-grant and space-grant research university located in Ames, Iowa, United States.

Founded in 1858 and coeducational from its start, Iowa State became USA’s first designated land-grant institution when the Iowa Legislature accepted the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act on September 11, 1862, making Iowa the first state in the nation to do so. Iowa State’s academic offerings are administered today through eight colleges, including the graduate college, that offer over 100 bachelor’s degree programs, 112 master’s degree programs, and 83 at the Ph.D. level, plus a professional degree program in Veterinary Medicine.

 

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2016 Utrecht Excellence Scholarship For International Students, Netherlands

 

Deadline: 1 April/1 Dec (annual)

Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts Sept 2016

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.

Host Institution(s):

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Field of study:

International Bachelor’s programmes:

•  Economics and Business Economics
•  Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht

International Master’s programmes offered by the following Graduate Schools:

•  Graduate School of Geosciences
•  Graduate School of Humanities
•  Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance
•  Graduate School of Life Sciences
•  Graduate School of Natural Sciences
•  Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Number of Awards:

Approximately 55 scholarships are available.

Target group:

International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship covers the tuition fee plus 10.000 euro living expenses per year. The duration is a maximum of two years for a Master’s degree and three years for a Bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility:

The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship. The applicant should:

•  Not have the Dutch or an EU/EEA nationality;
•  Hold a non-Dutch secondary school diploma;
• Have been admitted to an International Master’s programme within one of the Graduate Schools mentioned above, the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business Economics or to University College Utrecht;
•  Hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree (for a Master’s programme) or secondary school diploma (for a Bachelor’s programme), or an equivalent thereof;
•  Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa;

Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.

Application instructions:

It is not possible to apply directly for the scholarship but when you apply for admission to the programme of your choice, you can indicate whether you wish to be considered for this scholarship. The selection committees will review the application files for possible nominees.

Prospective Bachelor’s students in Economics and Business Economics who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 April. Prospective Master’s students who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 December.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Visit the Official Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Website for more information.

 

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