Fully Funded Scholarships in Italy for Students of Developing Countries, 2018

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Up 10 fully funded PhD Scholarships are now available on offer for students from developing countries starting in November 2018. This is an interdisciplinary doctoral programme offered in collaboration between ICTP, the University of Trieste and Italy’s National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics.

For more than 50 years, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world.

In the field of earth sciences, the main objective is the transfer of knowledge on advanced methods of investigation with applications to the study of composition, structure, stratigraphy and evolution of our planet, from the close surface to the deep structures and the characteristics at a global scale.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications close: June 14, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to pursue programme in Earth Science, Fluid Dynamics and Mathematics.
  • ScholarshipAward: The scholarship amounts to 18.884,62 EUR per year and last for three years. The scholarship is increased by 50% for periods abroad up to one year.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available to students from developing countries.
  • Number of Scholarships: This year, there are 10 fully funded three-year scholarships to support attendance.
  • Scholarshipcan be taken in Italy

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available to students from developing countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements:  Applicants must hold one of the following qualifications:

  1. An Italian degree known as “Laurea specialistica/magistrale” or a degree awarded under the former university system (i.e. prior to D.M. no. 509 of 3rd November 1999, as amended by D.M. no. 270 of 22nd October 2004) – to be achieved within 31st October 2018;
  2. A foreign academic qualification comparable by duration, level and academic field to the required Italian degree – unless recognized as fully equivalent to the Italian degree by an authorized Italian Higher Education Institution – and achieved within 1st October 2018 (see art. 3.1). The qualification must allow access to Doctoral studies in the issuing country.

Some Doctoral Programmes may require specific academic qualifications. Please refer to the relevant “Admission” sheet for more information. Candidates holding a Doctoral degree cannot be admitted to the same PhD Programme.

English Language Requirements: The Program is in English and PhD students are required to know English.

Italy Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The application process is online only. Candidates therefore need to upload the required documents.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Austrian Masters Scholarships for International Students, 2018

 

Foundation of the Republic of Austria is pleased to offer scholarships to international students of high academic ability for 2018 entry. Scholarships are available for students to pursue research on their diploma or master thesis or their dissertation at scientific research institutions in Austria (e.g. universities, Austrian Academy of Sciences, National Library, National Archive).

Foundation of the Republic of Austria aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarship, specifically for overseas students.

In 2005 the Austrian National Council established the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria by an Act of Parliament, which is to provide scholarships for all areas of education and further education. The scholarships are awarded by the foundation board from funds of the Conciliation Fund of the Republic of Austria for descendants of forced labourers or people coming from countries that have suffered exceptionally from the Nazi regime, particularly from the recruitment of forced labourers.

Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: September 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for students to pursue research on their diploma or master thesis or their dissertation at scientific research institutions in Austria (e.g. universities, Austrian Academy of Sciences, National Library, National Archive).
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.List of Subjects:  Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts.
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarships will include:
    • Monthly scholarship installment: 940 EUR
    • Accident and health insurance: if necessary, the OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) will effect an accident and health insurance. The costs for the insurance have to be covered from the scholarship.
    • The OeAD provides scholarship holders with accommodation (student dormitory or apartment). Monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of 18 EUR/month to the OeAD for the provision of accommodation. The costs for the accommodation have to be covered from the scholarship.
    • Applicants from countries which are neither members of the EU nor members of EFTA, EEA or OECD can be granted a travel allowance of up to max. 500 EUR in addition to the scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Nationality: International Students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Austria

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International Students (except Austria) can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Eligible for application are
    • Descendants of forced laborers (regardless of their country of origin)
    • Or people coming from countries that have suffered exceptionally from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced laborers.
    • Students meeting the above-mentioned criteria can apply to pursue research
      on their diploma or master thesis or their dissertation.
    • No scholarships are awarded for Bachelor-, Master- or Doctoral/PhD studies pursued in Austria, summer courses, language courses, clinical trainee ships or internships.
    • Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.
    • Age limit: Doctoral students: 40 years at the time of submission of the application (for the application deadline March 1, 2015: born on or after March 1, 1975)
      for other students: 35 years at the time of submission of the application (for the application deadline March 1, 2015: born on or after March 1, 1980)
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

International Scholarships

Application Procedure:

The mode of applying is online.

How to Apply:  The following documents have to be uploaded for the online application:

  • fully completed Online Application form “Application for a Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria” including a CV and a project plan, describing the plans and completed  preparatory work for the research stay in Austria
  • two letters of recommendation from university lecturers. For these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; they have to contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the university / department and must be no older than six months at the time of application
  • confirmation of supervision by a supervisor at the chosen Austrian university, university of applied sciences or research institution
  • scanned passport (showing the name and picture of the applicant)
  • university graduation certificate of diploma, master, PhD or doctoral studies at a university outside Austria resp. proof of enrollment at a study programme at a university outside Austria
  • for descendants of forced labourers: processing number or photocopy of the letter of information or other relevant proofs.

Online Application

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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University of Southern Denmark PhD Fellowships for International Students, 2018

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The University of Southern Denmark is inviting applications for CFEI PhD Fellowship for international students to study in Denmark. Applicants are required to have a master in engineering or equivalent at the time of employment.

The aim of the fellowship is to provide financial aid to international students.

The University of Southern Denmark welcomed the first students onto the campus in Odense in September 1966, and things have been developing by leaps and bounds ever since. We now have five faculties with more than 32,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad, and more than 4,000 employees distributed across our main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg, and Sønderborg. Several international studies document that we conduct world-class research and are one of the top fifty young universities in the world.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: May 13, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The application must include a brief research plan of no more than 3 pages, indicating the candidates expected research for the coming 3-year period. This should include motivation, state of art, research hypothesis, proposed methodology, and expected results. The proposed research plan must address a research problem within one of the centre’s strategic research areas or current projects, and indicate the applicants’ competence to execute the research plan.

In addition to the general proposals described above, we invite specific proposals relating to ongoing research projects:

  • Modelling ventilation system with phase change material based climate module for increasing system efficiency and flexibility, The project aims to significantly increase energy efficiency and flexibility of standard ventilation systems by use of phase change based climate modules. It is the hypothesis that such phase change modules can improve energy flexibility and provide large capabilities of demand response, peak load shifting and management. The PhD project will develop an overall energy model for the proposed PCM-based ventilation system considering various functional and operational parameters, to aid system design and size as well as the selection of the proper phase change material. In addition, the model will serve as a backbone to develop a reliable controller and implement advanced control strategies to reduce peak power while still maintaining thermal comfort and good indoor air quality. The PhD research is part of the research project NeGeV.
  • Framework for the optimal combination of models and optimization schemes for model predictive control, The project will target the issue of application of various types of models (grey- and black-box) and optimization methods (gradient-based, evolutionary, stochastic) in relation to MPC in buildings, districts and grids. The PhD research is part of the center’s contribution to IBPSA Project 1.
  • Multi-agent based modelling and simulation for the smart energy sector,
    The project will target the development of a multi-agent based model of the smart energy sector and use this model to investigate how influential factors relating to climate, environment, social behaviour, technology, economics, policy and regulations affect the smart energy evolution. The PhD research contributes in general to the assessment of business models for the smart energy solutions developed in the center’s ongoing research projects, and in particular to the EU Interreg project IoTStyring
  • End-to-end cybersecurity in smart energy systems,
    The project will address cybersecurity issues related to end-to-end cybersecurity in the smart energy sector. In particular,  the project will focus on cybersecurity issues for integration of Smart Buildings with the Smart Grid. The PhD research is part of the EU Interreg project IoTStyring.
  • AI and Big Data drove decision support tools for energy efficient horticulture production,
    The project will address the application of AI and Big Data methods in the development of decision support tools for increasing the energy-efficiency of greenhouse cultivation while guaranteeing crop yield and quality. This PhD project is part of the EU Interreg project SmartGreen.
  • Scholarship Award: Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the 3-year period.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Denmark

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

SDU is looking for highly-motivated students with the ambition to become researchers and invite applications for 3 years PhD Fellowships. Applicants are required to have a master in engineering or equivalent at the time of employment. Applicants are required to document fulfilment of the conditions for admission to the PhD school. See here for grade conversion scheme. If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a master degree, a letter from the master thesis supervisor attesting to the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.

Furthermore, the successful candidate

  • Has excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • Is able to work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics
  • Can contribute to current and future research projects

English Language Requirements: Candidates must have excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken).

PhD Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The applications must include:

•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Completed application form
•    Application stating reasons for applying. Please attach your application to “application material” under “Research Plan”
•    Diplomas
•    Calculation of grade point average in this form

Online Application

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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Estonian National Scholarships for International Students, 2018

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The Government of Estonia is offering Estonian National Scholarship Programme for international students, researchers and academic staff. The scholarships for Master’s study are intended to support the degree study of international students at the Estonian institutions of higher education (HEI).

The study in Estonia is an official national guide to higher education in the Republic of Estonia and is maintained by the Archimedes Foundation. Their aim is to promote Estonia as an attractive study destination and promote the possibilities for studying for international students.

The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s programme at the Estonian institutions of higher education (HEI).
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: 350 EUR per month. Additional costs such as tuition fee, health insurance and other costs will not be compensated.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in Estonia

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: The scholarships for Master’s study are intended to support the degree study of international students at the Estonian institutions of higher education (HEI).
  • English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.
Application Procedure:How to Apply:The following documents shall be submitted for the scholarship for students:

  • Application form and motivation letter through the online application system
  • Confirmation of admission from the higher education institution in Estonia or confirmation of submission of required admission documents;
  • Copy of passport or ID-card.

All documents should be in English or Estonian. Documents must be translated to any of these languages if the language of issuance is different. The foundation has the right to require the additional documents. Submitted documents will be not returned to the applicant. The applications which are not full complicated, drawn up as required, include false information or are submitted with a delay are not assessed.

Online Application

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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List of Tuition Free Universities in Norway and Admission Requirements

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Norway offers you a unique student experience, and Norwegian institutions of higher education welcome applications sent by qualified students from all over the world.

Internationalisation is a priority within all sectors of the Norwegian education system, and universities and university colleges are constantly working to facilitate international students. Around 15 000 foreign nationals are currently enrolled at Norwegian institutions of higher education. International students may apply for admission to a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes. You may come to Norway as a student through established exchange programmes, institutional agreements or as a so called “free mover”, where you arrange the stay by yourself (type of study, length and financing).

Quality education
With a wide range of high quality courses and great flexibility, Norwegian institutions prove to be an ideal study destination. From vocational subjects to postgraduate and doctorate level, there are plenty of opportunities for students to fulfill their ambitions. You will also benefit from the informal atmosphere at Norwegian universities and university colleges, where teachers are easily approachable and tuition often takes place in small groups. Most institutions also have well equipped computer facilities with free Internet access.

Study off the beaten track
In our northern corner of the world you can combine your studies with exciting outdoor activities, both winter and summer. You can see the Aurora Borealis (“Northern lights”), experience the midnight sun, fjords and mountains. Challenge yourself with skiing, white water rafting or climbing. Or simply enjoy the fresh air, clean water and lots and lots of space. As a student in Norway you will never be short of possibilities for unique nature experiences.

What are you waiting for? Explore your Study in Norway opportunities today!

Academic requirements
A compilation of country-specific information called the GSU-list (formerly SIS list) states what level of education that applicants from different countries need to meet for entry into Norwegian higher education, including any requirements concerning proficiency in English. For courses where the language of instruction is Norwegian, proficiency in the Norwegian language is also required.

An updated pdf-version of the GSU list can be found here.

Undergraduate studies
Completion of secondary education at advanced level, equivalent to passing the exam at the end of Norwegian secondary school, is the general basic requirement for entry to Norwegian universities and university colleges. For students from some countries at least one year of completed studies at the university level is required in addition.

Please check the GSU-list for detailed information regarding additional requirements for your country.

Some study programmes have special admission requirements, usually relating to specialist subjects or fields of study from secondary school. Please check with the institution for information about these special qualifications.

Masters programmes
Admission requirements are decided by each university and university college based on an academic evaluation of the applicants.

Applicants for Masters programmes have normally obtained an undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of at least 3 years’ duration. The degree must include courses equal to at least 1 1/2 years of full-time studies in a subject relevant to that of the programme applied for.

In special cases, the first (and sometimes the second) year of study at a foreign higher education institution will not be recognised as higher education in Norway.

 

A.  State university colleges

  1. Bergen University College
  2. Buskerud University College
  3. Finnmark University College
  4. Gjøvik University College
  5. Harstad University College
  6. Hedmark University College
  7. Lillehammer University College
  8. Narvik University College
  9. Nesna University College
  10. Nord-Trøndelag University College
  11. Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  12. Saami University College
  13. Sogn og Fjordane University College
  14. Stord/Haugesund University College
  15. Sør-Trøndelag University College
  16. Telemark University College
  17. Vestfold University College
  18. Volda University College
  19. Østfold University College
  20. Aalesund University College

B.  Private colleges with institutional accreditation

  1. Ansgar School of Theology and Mission
  2. Diakonhjemmet University College (campus Oslo & Sandnes)
  3. Haraldsplass Deaconess University College (HDUC)
  4. Lovisenberg Diaconal University College
  5. Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH)
  6. Norwegian Teacher Academy (NLA)
  7. Oslo School of Management, Campus Christiania
  8. Queen Maud University College

C.  Private colleges with accredited programmes and courses

  1. Barratt Due Institute of Music
  2. Bergen School of Architecture
  3. Betanien Deaconal University College
  4. Bjørknes College
  5. Norwegian University College for (HLB)
  6. Norwegian College of Dance (DNBH)
  7. Norwegian Eurythmy College
  8. Rudolf Steiner College of Education

D. Specialised university institutions:

  1. BI – Norwegian Business School (formerly Norwegian School of Management)
  2. Molde University College, Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde)
  3. NHH – Norwegian School of Economics
  4. Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH)
  5. Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH)
  6. Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
  7. MF – Norwegian School of Theology
  8. Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
  9. School of Mission and TheologyIn addition Norway has two university centres:
  10. University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
  11. University Graduate Center at Kjeller (UNIK)

E. National institutes of the arts

  1. Bergen Academy of Art and design (KHiB)
  2. Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)

F. Universities:

  1. Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
  2. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  3. University of Agder (UiA)
  4. University of Bergen (UiB)
  5. University of Nordland (UiN) (formerly Bodø University College)
  6. University of Oslo (UiO)
  7. University of Stavanger (UiS)
  8. University of Tromsø (UiT)

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ITC Foundation Scholarship in Netherlands at University of Twente, 2018

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Applications are invited for ITC Foundation Scholarship Programme at the University of Twente. These scholarships are available to students with a very good academic track record applying for the Master’s Programme in Spatial Engineering.

The University of Twente is a is a public research university located in Enschede, Netherlands. It offers degrees in the fields of social sciences, exact sciences and is highly specialized in engineering.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: Visa students: before June 1; Non-visa students: before July 1 and Dutch students: before August 15.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Spatial Engineering.
  • Scholarship Award: These scholarships are partially funded.
  • Number of Scholarships: A number of partial scholarships are available from the ITC Foundation Scholarship Programme.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of OECD countries are eligible to apply.
    List of Countries: Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, Sao Tome and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Laos, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Ivory Coast, Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay.
  • Entrance Requirements: Additional requirements for the application for the ITC Foundation Scholarship Programme include
    Residing in and being a national of a country listed on the OECD approved List of Recipients of Official Development Assistance
    Having completed the Bachelor’s degree from a well-acknowledged university outside the Netherlands
    Relevant background for the intended field of study
    Not eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must have IELTS score 6.5

Application Procedure:

As part of this process, you are required to upload essentially supporting documents such as

  • Copies of your degree certificate/diploma
  • Course record/academic transcript;
  • Proof of identity
  • Poof of English language ability
  • A motivation statement explaining why you wish to follow a particular course
  • Details of your educational and employment background.

How to Apply:

Application for the ITC Foundation Scholarship programme is a procedure separate from the application for enrolment in the master’s programme Spatial Engineering at the University of Twente. Before applying for the ITC Foundation Scholarship Programme you first should apply for the Master’s programme in Spatial Engineering through our online application system to become academically accepted.

Online Application

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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Holland Government Scholarship for International Students, 2018

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Applications are invited for Holland Government Scholarship for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Scholarship is awarded for pursuing bachelor’s or master’s programmes at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.

The Holland Scholarship Programme is the Netherlands’ national scholarship programme for both international and Dutch students. The aim of this programme is to raise the profile of Dutch higher education and to encourage student mobility both into and out of the Netherlands.

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: May 1 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing bachelor’s or master’s programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in selected fields of study available at the participating Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies. Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: International students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands (Holland)

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Scholarship is open for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • Your nationality is non-EEA.
    • You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
    • You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the institution.
    • You do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Netherlands Scholarships

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Find your programme in the overview of participating research universities or in the overview of participating universities of applied sciences. You will find detailed information about the application procedure and deadlines in the links provided in both lists.  The university will contact you to let you know if you have been awarded a scholarship.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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How I Can Mentor You To Win A Full Master’s Scholarship In Sweden

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Since I wrote my last article here on how I won a full scholarship for Masters in Sweden, I’ve received a lot of messages from prospective candidates who are interested in getting to know how I did it and how I can help them win it. Unfortunately, if you have not yet applied for the Master’s in Sweden for Autumn 2018 admission, I think it’ll be too late to start now because the deadline for applying for Masters was January 15, a few weeks ago.

The timeline for the current application round is as follows:

October 17, 2017 – Masters application opened at University Admissions

January 15, 2018 – Deadline for selecting Master’s programmes

February 1, 2018 – Deadline for paying the application fee and submitting required documents

February 2, 2018 – Applications open for Swedish Institute Study Scholarship

February 9, 2018 – Applications for SI Scholarship closes

April 6, 2018 –  Admission results published

April 26, 2018 – List of scholarship recipients published.

Fortunately, you don’t need to worry because you already know about it, and can begin preparing yourself for when the next call for applications will be made, most likely later in the year.

For the past few months, I’ve been mentoring some candidates who are applying in the current round for the scholarship, and it’s been a fulfilling experience for me, and I’m motivated to mentor more candidates for the next round of the scholarship. So, you have a whole year of mentoring from me on how to win a full Master’s scholarship in Sweden, if you intend to sign up. I also prepared for about a year before I applied for the scholarship, and this involved “stalking” any website that had to do with Sweden and education in Sweden. This included websites like studyinsweden.se, thelocal.se, si.se/en/apply/scholarships/swedish-institute-study-scholarships-siss/, etc. I will advise you to also start “stalking” these websites and any other one you discover that talks about studying in Sweden, including Allscholarships.info. I also prepared myself by contacting about 9 recipients of the scholarship at that time, and I really learned a lot from their experience. I’m a current holder of the scholarship that is willing to help you and you can sign up your email address here (http://bit.ly/2A4DgWO) to receive tips and updates from me by email.

One very important thing I mentioned in my last article was the fact that academic achievement does not play a significant role in the selection of scholarship winners. The most important things are work experience and leadership experience. The Swedish Institute usually requires at least 3000 hours of work experience. How do you calculate the number of hours you’ve worked for totally? Follow this step. How many hours do you work in a week? How many weeks do you work for in a year? And how many years have you worked for? Now multiply the three numbers; the number of hours, the number of weeks and the number of years. This work experience doesn’t have to be from paid work, it could be an internship, volunteering, part-time employment, either during your university studies or after university studies. As for the leadership experience, it could be through previous work experience, through position as chairman or board member at student unions or student organisations, through involvement in civil society organisations, or volunteer assignments after high school studies, or maybe you’ve had the responsibility of organizing events, raising funds; all these experiences can count as leadership experience. Leadership experience can also be the experience of leading other colleagues/ organizations, a mandate to influence the development strategy for the organization you work at, allocate tasks to colleagues and familiarity with decision-making processes. If you don’t have any of these, you have the whole year to gain the experience. It doesn’t have to be from a job, you can volunteer for causes focused on societal development in your community. The leadership experience has no requirement in regards to the minimum number of hours.

So, who wants to join my mentorship group? Sign up here…http://bit.ly/2A4DgWO

By the way, watch out for more posts from me on this website as this will also serve as a mentoring channel for me.

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See you next time!!

Mobolaji Folorunso

Fully Funded Scholarships for Refugees at Central European University in Hungary, 2018

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The Central European University invites applications for its Open Learning Initiative – University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP), a course of study designed to prepare students for master’s degree programs.

The Open Learning Initiative – University Preparatory Program is an intensive, full-time, fully-funded course of study for individuals with refugee status with the goal of preparing students for higher education study.

The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 10, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree programs.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded
  • Scholarship Award: This is a full-time, fully-funded course.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in Hungary

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Applications from individuals with refugee status, or are in a refugee-like situation, in Hungary or another European Economic Area (EEA)
Entrance Requirements: OLIve-UP accepts students intending to prepare for MA study. The program accepts applications from individuals with refugee status, or are in a refugee-like situation, in Hungary or another European Economic Area (EEA) state who have:
An interest in pursuing further university study
A completed Bachelor’s degree OR
Had their Bachelor’s degree programs interrupted? CEU OLIve may be able to help you apply for a Masters degree. This depends on a number of factors, including the number of credits you have completed. If you are in this situation please contact us for an assessment
English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Application Procedure:

Checklist of the documents you will be asked to submit:

  • A CV (in English), with details of your academic background and work experience, if any. Please also indicate your English level.
  • A Letter of Motivation (maximum 2 pages) stating why you would like to participate in this program and describing your academic and professional achievements, as well as interests and goals for the future and how further university study will help you achieve these.
  • Scanned copy or photocopy of your diploma and a transcript of previous grades if you have these available
  • Up to two reference letters (one is mandatory), if possible one from someone familiar with your academic experience or skills to date. In the application form, you will have to provide the name and contact details of a person familiar with your past academic performance, ideally a former teacher or university lecturer who can write a reference for you. If you are not able to contact an academic referee, then please provide the contact details of a previous employer. The referee will be contacted by CEU and will upload the reference. If you have copies of other references, you may upload additional reference(s) in the section ‘Qualifications – Other Supporting Documents’ or have these sent via email directly by your referee(s).
  • If you have a sample of academic writing in English (e.g an essay prepared for a university program) please submit this in the section ‘Qualifications – Other Supporting Documents’. Your application will still be considered and will not be at a disadvantage if you do not have a writing sample.

How to Apply:

Submit a completed online application form.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

For more scholarships and other offers click here.

Fully Funded International Scholarships in Ireland for Non-EU Students at DCU, 2018

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The Dublin City University is currently accepting applications for DCU International Scholarship Programmes for Full Degree Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Programme, any returning Study Abroad or Exchange student programme and Students studying at DCU at Full Undergraduate Bachelor Programmes wishing to progress onto One Year Taught Masters Programs.

The Scholarship Programme is fully funded by DCU International Office and aims to attract high achieving global applicants normally liable for Full Non-EU fees.

The University has a particularly strong research record, is sometimes described as a research-led university, and has regularly been recorded as bringing in more research income per members of the faculty – or indeed as a percentage of total income – than any other university in Ireland. Its research team working on sensors at the National Centre for Sensor Research is considered one of the best in the world.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue Full Degree Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Programme.
  • Study Subject: For details of DCU Programmes, visit the website.
  • Scholarship Award: High achieving applicants will automatically be considered for Scholarships worth up to €2000 on the application.
  • Nationality: International (Non-EU) students
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International (Non-EU) students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must be Non-EU Self Funding studying for the first time at DCU and liable for full NON-EU fees-only and
  • Students must not be in receipt of other scholarship funding.
  • Scholarships are ‘one off’,  ‘stand alone’ and will be offset by tuition only on Full Time One Year Masters Programmes and Year One only of Full-Time Undergraduate Programmes.
  • For students who achieve ‘EU fee status’ after any post-offer/acceptance fee assessment, the scholarship cannot be paid once the status changes to EU and will negate any previous correspondence confirming scholarship.
  • Applies to Full-Time Eligible programmes only

DCU NON-EU Study Abroad / Exchange Returning Masters Scholarships)

  • Students must be Non-EU students who have to participate in DCU Study Abroad or Exchange students at Undergraduate Level
  • Scholarships are ‘one-off’ and ‘stand alone’ and will be offset by tuition only on Full Time One Year Masters Programmes
  • For students who achieve ‘EU fee status’ after any post-offer/acceptance fee assessment, the scholarship cannot be paid once the status changes and will negate any previous correspondence confirming scholarship.
  • Applies to Full-Time Eligible programmes only
  • For a student who receives the full €2000 scholarship, it is expected that they fulfill at least one ‘International Student Ambassadorial’ commitment throughout the academic year where possible.

DCU Continuing Student – Masters Programmes

Students studying at DCU at Full Undergraduate Bachelor Programmes wishing to progress onto One Year Taught Masters Programs upon graduation may be eligible for EU fees for their One Year Masters Programs.

English Language Requirements: 

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one skill. DCU Business School additionally requires 6.5 in speaking and writing.
  • TOEFL: Total Score of 92. DCU Business School additionally requires all section scores 21 or above.
  • Pearson: Overall score of 63 with no less than a score of 59 in any component. DCU Business School additionally requires 63 in speaking and writing.
  • Your English language certificate must be awarded within two years of the start date of your DCU programme.

Ireland Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Apply to DCU by 1 July deadline using the DCU undergraduate application form

Apply to DCU by mid-July deadline through the Postgraduate Application Centre at www.pac.ie/dcu  – Please note some programmes have earlier deadlines.

Documents required:

  • Bachelor certificate
  • Semester transcripts/sheets and grading system
  • English language certificate
  • Personal statement
  • 2 references
  • Passport

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

For more scholarships and other offers click here.

Inholland Undergraduate Grants in Netherlands for International Students, 2018

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Inholland Knowledge Grant is now available for non-EU/EER students for the academic year 2018/19. Scholarships are available to pursue Bachelor degree programme at Inholland University of Applied Sciences.

As a university of applied sciences, they see it as their social mission to provide their students with quality. Those who study at Inholland University of Applied Sciences can be assured of top-quality professional education, both in content and norms and values. Our university is warm and friendly and is known for its personal touch and commitment to students.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

 Scholarship Description: 
  • Application Deadline: The application process can be different for students who are already living in the Netherlands. Inholland welcomes students from abroad, but registration can take longer due to the procedures needed to verify the qualifications. We recommend non-EU students to start the application process before May 1, 2018. The recommended deadline for Dutch and EU students is August 1.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Bachelor degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in any of the subjects offered at Inholland University of Applied Sciences.
  • Scholarship Award: This academic year the knowledge grant is €2600 for students (re-)enrolled in September 2017 or February 2018.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available to students who are not nationals of the EEA, Surinam or Switzerland
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available to students who are not nationals of the EEA, Surinam or Switzerland.

Entrance Requirements: Eligible international students shall be those students who:

  • Are enrolling in a full-time programme at Inholland University of Applied Sciences for the first time and also arrange to re-enrol;
  • Are not nationals of the EEA, Surinam or Switzerland;
  • Live in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or one of the states forming part of the Federal Republic of Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, and Bremen);
  • Are required to pay the institutional tuition fees, and
  • Started their program in 2014-15 or later

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Netherlands Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: If you have decided which study programme you would like to follow at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, you can register online via Studielink.

When you register with Inholland, you will need to submit the following additional documents:

  • A valid passport or Identity Card (when living in the European Union). The date of expiry must be at least one month after your departure from the Netherlands.
  • A copy of a valid residence permit which proves you are entitled to stay in the Netherlands. This only applies to students from outside the EU/EER or Switzerland and when you are older than 18 years at the start of your course.
  • A certified copy of your diploma (signed and stamped by the appropriate authority such as your school) or degree certificate and final grades of your school-leaving certificate of pre-university education that entitles you to attend the bachelor’s degree course of your choice. If you still need to sit your final exams, you can send us your grade lists over the past years. Note that for final enrolment you still have to send us a certified copy as soon as you pass your exams (see admission requirements for further details)

And if applicable

  • A certified translation of your educational qualifications or diploma and grade lists (see admission requirements)
  • A motivation letter.
  • A copy of your IELTS or TOEFL or Cambridge Certificate for English taught programmes.
  • A copy of your NT2 certificate for Dutch taught programmes.
  • Quota proof (only for courses with a fixed quota procedure) The results of the quota process will be announced via Studielink.
  • A WAEC verification code (for students with a WAEC certificate).
  • If applicable a Nuffic certificate (for Chinese students).

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

For more scholarships and other offers click here.

Master Mind Scholarships for International Students in Belgium, 2018

 

The Government of Flanders is offering up to 30 to 40 Master Mind Scholarships for international students. These scholarships are available for pursuing masters programme at selected Flemish institutions.

The programme aims to promote the internationalization of the Flemish Higher Education, as stated in the Action Plan for Student Mobility, Brains on the Move (September 2013).

The Flemish Government is the executive branch of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Region of Belgium. It consists of a government cabinet, headed by the Minister-President and accountable to the Flemish Parliament, and the public administration (civil service) divided into 13 policy areas, each with an executive department and multiple agencies.

The eligible applicant must be registered as a full-time student at a higher education institution at the moment of application. Most institutions require proof of Dutch language proficiency for the programmes taught in Dutch and a preliminary language test for the programme taught in another language.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 30,2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree programme at Flemish institutions. (KU Leuven / University of Leuven, University of Antwerp, Ghent University, Hasselt University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University colleges (Arts and Nautical Sciences), Antwerp Maritime Academy, Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp, Erasmus University College Brussels, Karel de Grote University College, LUCA School of Arts and University College Ghent)
  • Study Subject: The scholarships are awarded for all study areas.
  • Scholarship Award:  The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum 7.500 Euro per academic year.
  • Number of Scholarships: It is estimated that 30 to 40 international excellent students can benefit from the Master Mind Scholarships 2018-2019.
  • Nationality: International Students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Students from all countries can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • The applicant is registered as a full-time student at a higher education institution (hereafter ‘Home Institution’) at the moment of application, and applies to take up a Master degree programme at a higher education institution in Flanders (hereafter ‘Flemish Host Institution’).
    • The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential. He/she meets all academic entrance criteria, including relevant language requirements, for entering the Master programme in question offered by the Flemish Host Institution.
    • The Home Institution of the applicant and the Flemish Host Institution have signed a cooperation agreement.
    • Students from all countries can apply. The Home Institution is located outside of Flanders.
  • English Language Requirements: In principal Dutch is the language of instruction. However, foreign language courses, courses with foreign guest speakers and teachers, internationally oriented courses, courses in the framework of international developing cooperation, courses in the framework of international exchange programmes and courses for groups of foreign students are taught in another language. Course material may be in any language. Most institutions require proof of Dutch language proficiency for the programmes taught in Dutch and a preliminary language test for the programmes taught in another language.

Application Procedure:

Introduction- Step 1: The applicant submits his/her application to the Host institution. Beware of internal deadlines set by the Host institution; some institutions have as deadline 15th February 2018!
Step 2: The Host institution accepts the application of the candidate.
Step 3: The Host institution starts the application procedure for the Master Mind scholarship by creating the candidate’s application file in the Mobility-Online tool.
Step 4: The applicant receives an email generated by the Mobility-Online tool notifying him/her of being preselected for a Master Mind scholarship.
Step 5: The applicant registers in the Mobility-Online tool and completes his/her application file in the Mobility-Online tool before the deadline.
Step 6: The Host institution validates and submits the completed application file in the MobilityOnline tool before the deadline of midnight 30th April 2018 GMT+1. Applications validated submitted after midnight 30th April 2018 GMT+1 will not be accepted.

How to Apply: Documents to be uploaded:
– Passport photo
– International passport or national registration card
– Transcript of records; if written in another language than Dutch, French or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
– English language test results or Letter of exemption provided by the Host university
– Letter of motivation written in English
– Two letters of recommendation from professors of your (previous) Home university, University of Applied sciences, School of Arts or recent employer written in English.
– Copy of acquired diploma(s); if written in another language than Dutch, French or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
– Three reasons of motivation for submission (at least 150 words) of the candidate’s file formulated by the Host institution in English; format: entry box in the application form or a separate document.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

For more scholarships and other offers click here.

Masters Scholarships at University of Amsterdam in Netherlands, 2018

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The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is offering €10,000 GMAT scholarships for all Amsterdam MBA candidates.

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is part of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) established in 1632 and currently one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. The ABS is one of two Schools within the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB).

The mission of ABS is to offer an inspiring international learning community to study business and management, where both staff and students can develop their capacities to optimum effect.

The University of Amsterdam (abbreviated as UvA, Dutch: Universiteit van Amsterdam) is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands. It is one of the largest research universities in Europe with 31,186 students, 4,794 staff, 1,340 PhD students and an annual budget of €600 million. It is the largest university in the Netherlands by enrollment. The main campus is located in central Amsterdam, with a few faculties located in adjacent boroughs.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing MBA programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of business administration.
Scholarship Award: University incentivizes scores above 630 up to €10,000 for the highest scores.
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants for the Amsterdam MBA programme must have the following:
Academic credentials: A degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD) from a recognised research university. With a degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences (HBO), you will need to take the Pre-master’s programme (20 weeks) first.
Relevant work experience: A minimum of three years post-graduate full-time work experience
GMAT or GRE report: A minimum GMAT score of 630 (applicants with a GRE score

English Language Requirements: A minimum TOEFL of 100 or IELTS of 7.0 is required.

Application Procedure:

Applicants need to submit the following documents:

  • A one-page CV
  • Transcript(s) and related diploma(‘s) from your highest university degree (all non-Dutch and non-English transcripts must be accompanied by a certified English translation)
  • Motivational letter (max. 300 words): please explain what sets you apart from the competition, why you are looking into an MBA degree and what your post-MBA goals are
  • GMAT/ GRE (if applicable)
  • TOEFL/ IELTS (if applicable)
  • Passport
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (you’ll receive the template after the MBA CV Quick Scan or please download here)

How to Apply:

The 3-step admissions process (Application – Assessment – Interview) for the Amsterdam MBA programme has been designed to be fast and convenient. The MBA admissions team will coach you at every step in order to complete your application.

Step 1: Submit your online application

Please complete the MBA CV Quick Scan to verify your eligibility for the Amsterdam MBA programme.  The MBA admissions team will respond to your CV Quick Scan within three working days with further instructions on how to apply. Once your eligibility to our programme has been confirmed, you are welcome to submit your online application. This step will take 30 minutes of your time if you have prepared your application documents:

Step 2: The ABS Assessment (short video essay questions)

After evaluating your application, you will be informed whether you are selected to complete the ABS Assessment.  Please note this assessment contains three (short) video essay questions – 1 or 2 minutes each. We will only invite you to the ABS Assessment once your application files are complete, including your two references.  This step will take max. 30 minutes of your time.

Step 3: Admissions interview

Interviews are scheduled on campus or via Skype. Interviews are 30 minutes and conducted by an MBA Admissions Board member who has reviewed your application files. The admissions interview will focus on your skill-set, motivation and career goals.

Online Application

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

For more scholarships and other offers click here.

Full Tuition-Waivers in Sweden for Master Degree at Umea University, 2018

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The Umea University is awarding scholarships to talented and high-achieving students from outside the EU/EEA. Selected candidates receive a full or partial waiver of the tuition fee.

Umeå University is a university in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden’s present borders.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: Scholarships offered are in the form of tuition-waivers. Selected candidates receive a full or partial waiver of the tuition fee.
Number of Scholarships: For autumn term 2017 intake, 42 scholarships overall were awarded to students from different disciplines, with an additional 20 students ranked in reserve.
Scholarship can be taken in Sweden

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Students from outside the EU/EEA are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: University welcomes you to apply for the scholarship if you have:

  • An Umeå University programme as priority 1 at universityadmissions.se.
  • Completed your study application before the application deadline (15 January 2018).
English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.Application Procedure: Applicants should fill out the scholarship form and submit the application together with other documents to University Admissions Sweden.  Required documentation for all master’s applicants In order to complete an admissions application, students must provide the following documents after submitting their online application.  Please do not submit documents that are not listed here, unless they are required by the university to which are applying.

  • Certificates and diplomas of your completed bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognised higher education institution (university or university college).
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester (including course list) from your bachelor’s programme.
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Proof that student meet the specific entry requirements (university’s website will have information regarding the specific entry requirements for the course or programme they have applied to, be sure to check there for what is required).
  • In order to speed up the processing of the application, University Admissions Sweden requires a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document.

How to Apply:

The mode of applying is online.

Online Application

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

 For more scholarships and other offers click here.

How I Won a Full Scholarship for Masters Degree in Sweden

 

My name is Mobolaji Folorunso, a Swedish Institute Study Scholarship recipient from Nigeria currently on a Master’s degree programme in Sweden. I was part of the group of candidates that were successful in the 2017 round of scholarships. The Swedish Institute (administrator of the scholarship programme) has made a call for applications for the next round of applications for Master’s programmes starting in autumn of 2018 and I’ll love to help you get the scholarship. It’s a full scholarship. It includes 100% tuition fees, monthly allowances to cover your expenses, health insurance coverage and a travel grant for transportation from your home country. Scholarships of this kind are rare and as a result, very competitive. When I applied, 14680 applications were received, of which only 449 of us were successful, a 3.06% success rate. In the next round, only 180 scholarships will be awarded, that means increased competition.

From my experience, you don’t have to be in the top 10% or 20% of your undergraduate graduating class to win the scholarship, in fact, academic achievements play little role in getting the scholarship. All the Swedish Institute requires from you are leadership qualities and passion for development in your immediate community. If you can provide concrete examples of your accomplishments in community development, entrepreneurship, leadership, etc., then, you stand a great chance of being successful in the scholarship.

In this article, I’ll briefly describe how you can present a strong application for the scholarship in the next round that will be open from February 2 – February 9, 2018. There’s a whole lot of stuff I’ll love to say about the scholarship here in this article, but it won’t fit in a single article. I’ll be releasing an ebook soon that chronicles my experiences during the application period, how I completed the required documents and tips on how you can too. If you’ll want to be notified when the ebook is released, you can sign up your email address using this link…http://bit.ly/2A4DgWO.

For the next round, the Swedish Institute has made a few changes. The changes include:

No more two steps: When I applied, the application process was in 2 stages, called “steps”, where you only get to submit required documents in the second step. The first step started on December 1, 2016, while the second step was in February 2017. The first step was just about filling an online form but was very crucial as only successful candidates from the first step proceeded to the second step.

This time however, the process has been simplified. There’s only one stage/step, from February 2 – February 9, 2018 as the Swedish Institute website says. And this is where you submit the required documents online. You’ll be given templates to guide you on how to fill the required documents, around the time the application opens.

Two letters of reference: In the last application round, we were only required to submit only one letter of reference. This, year, the Swedish Institute says you must submit two. This year, the Swedish Institute says you must submit the following documents:

  • A motivation letter
  • A Europass template CV, with no more than 3 pages.
  • Two letters of reference
  • One proof of work/leadership experience
  • A copy of the data page of your international passport, attached as a fourth page to your CV

Reduced number of scholarships for Masters: As I mentioned earlier in this article, there’s a reduction in the number of scholarships available in the next round which will number 180. As such, you have to present a really strong application if you want to win it. You don’t have to worry, I’ll be glad to help you. I know what goes into presenting an application that wins scholarships. You can send me your email address using this link (http://bit.ly/2A4DgWO) to receive weekly tips from me, or visit my blog (https://mobolajifolorunso.wordpress.com/) where I’ve been posting tips.

One important ingredient for being successful, not only with this scholarship, but with any other thing in life is commitment and resilience. You have to want this thing. During the application period, I will say that I was practically obsessed with presenting a strong application by studying the content of the Swedish Institute website and University Admissions, formulating my responses to the essays in the documents required using templates from past years, visiting websites like AllScholarships.info and contacting about 9 scholarship holders seeking advice from them. At the end of the day, it all depends on how much you want it.

One advice I’ll love to leave you with is, winning the scholarship largely depends on your profile, your experiences; and there’s a “right” profile that is required to win the scholarship. Visit the Swedish Institute website, (https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/swedish-institute-study-scholarships/), and scroll down to the “Who we are looking for” section and study what the Swedish Institute requires in a prospective scholarship recipient. If your profile fits what is described there, then, congratulations! You’re on your way to winning the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship.

If you have any questions, you can send me an email at mobolaji.b.folorunso@gmail.com

P.S. The list of eligible Master’s programmes for the next application have already been published by the Swedish Institute. You can find them here at this website