Ural Federal University Fully Funded International Scholarships in Russia, 2016

 

Deadline: 30 June, 2016

Ural Federal University is accepting applications for “Golden” Scholarship Program for September 2016 intake. There are up to 75 fully funded scholarships for international students to study any master or PhD degree program.

The mission of Ural Federal University is increasing competitiveness, re-industrialization, the formation of human, scientific and technological potential, sustainable modernization of traditional economy branches and development of postindustrial economy branches of the Ural Federal District.

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times.

Applicants must have good knowledge of English and Russian language.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time master or PhD degree program (taught in English or Russian).

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study any of subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award:  International students are awarded full tuition waivers for the whole period of their master studies. During the studies, the students will also be able to receive the regular monthly scholarship from the university (based on their academic performance).

Scholarship can be taken at: Russia

Eligibility: International students applying for a master degree program or PhD program, taught in English or Russian offered at Ural Federal University. Current UrFU international students are not eligible to apply.

Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:
For Graduate Program, applicants need to have a bachelor or specialist degree.
For Doctoral Programme: Master’s degree in a field related to the field of Doctoral Studies, B2 level of English or Russian and Interview.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have good knowledge of English and Russian language.

Supporting Material: The list of the documents for Golden Scholarship application:
-Filled-in application form with a color photo of an applicant attached
-Copies of the documents of the prior education with a diploma supplement including a list of records and marks. Documents of the prior education must bear a legalization stamp.
-Copy of the official medical certificate, confirming that there are no precautions for a student to study in Russia
-Copy of the official medical certificate with the negative result of the HRV|AIDS test
-Copy of the official medical certificate with positive results of compulsory medical check-up
-A copy of the passport pages of an applicant. The passport shall be valid at least within 18 months after the applicant’s date of arrival in Russia.
-Notarized translation of documents, indicated in paragraphs 2, 3 and 5 of the list.
-Translation of the 1st passport page into Russian with a notarial attestation.

How to Apply: According to the new procedure, an UrFU Golden Scholarship applicant must perform the following steps to apply:
-Register at the official website of Foreign National Enrollment for Study in Russian Federation
-Attach a list of scanned documents after completing the registration
-Pass a competitive selection in their country, conducted by respective Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo
-In application form applicants must indicate Ural Federal University as a top priority.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30th June 2016.

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Robert Gordon University UK Fully Funded PhD Engineering Scholarship, 2016

 

Deadline: 6 May 2016.

Applications are invited for fully funded studentship within the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University (RGU). UK/EU as well as overseas applicants is eligible to apply for this scholarship.

This project aims to study the complex dynamics and the bifurcation mechanisms of nonlinear engineering systems with a particular focus on non-smooth systems, and develop new control strategies in order to maintain their performance within a satisfactory level.

Robert Gordon University is a dynamic, modern place to study with an international reputation for providing high quality education from undergraduate through to PhD level.

For international students 6.5 IELTS or its equivalent in TOEFL is required.

Course Level: Studentship is awarded for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Studentship is available within the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Scholarship Award: The sscholarship provides full tuition fees (at UK/EU level) and a tax-free maintenance allowance of £14,057 per annum for 3 years. Applications are welcome from overseas applicants but the difference between overseas and UK fee (currently £10,688 per annum for 3 years) must be covered by the applicant.

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this studentship:
Candidates for the studentship must have a high quality Honours Degree (minimum requirement 2.1 but preferably First Class) in mechanical engineering, control engineering, mechanics or equivalent with a strong mathematical background. A Masters qualification in a related subject would be advantageous. The studentship provides full tuition fees (at UK/EU level) and a tax-free maintenance allowance of £14,057 per annum for 3 years. The scholarship is for full time study based in RGU, and will start on 1 October 2016.

Nationality: UK/EU applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme. Applications are welcome from overseas applicants but the difference between overseas and UK fee (currently £10,688 per annum for 3 years) must be covered by the applicant.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Candidates for the studentship must have a high quality Honours Degree (minimum requirement 2.1 but preferably First Class) in mechanical engineering, control engineering, mechanics or equivalent with a strong mathematical background.

Test Requirements: English qualifications university accepts:
-IELTS Academic; TOEFL iBT; Pearson PTE Academic; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE); Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) and Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Trinity College London.

English language Requirements: English is the language of instruction at Robert Gordon University and all students must demonstrate that they’re proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening before starting a course with the university. All applicants who are not from a recognized English speaking country will be asked to provide evidence of their English language skills as part of their offer to study at RGU.

Supporting Material: An application will not be considered complete unless it includes:
-Two academic references;
-copy of degree certificate(s) together with a transcript or mark sheet for each degree qualification;
-certificate of English Language competency score of IELTS 6.5 in all aspects of the test or equivalent for applicants whose first language is not English;
-please note that applications should also include a draft proposal, or at least a short summary to indicate the potential area of research.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Studentship application deadline is 6 May 2016.

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Study in Germany with the BIGS Scholarships for German and Non-German Applicants, 2016

 

Deadline:15 May 2016

Bonn International Graduate School of Mathematics is offering two type of scholarships i.e. Hausdorff scholarship for pursuing PhD programme as well as qualifying scholarship for pursuing MSc programme. German as well as Non-German applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.

The University of Bonn is known for its excellent teaching and research record in mathematics.  National rankings recommend Bonn as the best place in Germany to study mathematics.

Applicants should include their evidence of proficiency in English. Please submit one of the following i.e. results of a test (TOEFL, IELTS or similar); a note showing previous instruction in English and the record of English courses taken.

Course Level: Scholarship is awarded for M.Sc as well as Ph.D. or Pre-Ph.D. program of the Bonn International Graduate School of Mathematics.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Mathematics.

Scholarship Award: Both awards carry a monthly stipend of 800, 00 EUR.

Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
– If applicants hold a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) or are expected to complete their degree prior to the beginning of their prospective Ph.D. studies, they may apply for a Hausdorff scholarship.  Hausdorff scholarships are awarded for a period of two years with an optional extension of one more year.
-They carry a monthly stipend of 1468, 00 EUR.
-If they hold a M.Sc. degree, but do not feel prepared to start research for a thesis immediately, they may apply for a Qualifying scholarship for the duration of one year.
-If they hold a B.Sc. degree, but do not feel prepared to start research for a thesis immediately, they should apply to the MSc program. The best applications are automatically suggested for a Qualifying scholarship for the duration of two years.
-To advance opportunities for female researchers in mathematics, it is intended to award at least 40 percent of the available scholarships to women, and preference will be given to suitably qualify female candidates, all other considerations being equal. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Nationality: German as well as Non-German applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: If applicants hold a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) or are expected to complete their degree prior to the beginning of their prospective Ph.D. studies, they may apply for a Hausdorff scholarship.
For M.Sc program: Non-German graduates with an excellent B.Sc. degree (but no further degrees!), may be selected for the two-year Pre-PhD Qualifying scholarship.

English language Requirements: Applicants should include their evidence of proficiency in English. Please submit one of the following:Results of a test (TOEFL, IELTS or similar)

  • A note showing previous instruction in English the record of English courses taken.
  • Applicant’s ability to speak English should be on the level of the TOEFL with results of 550 points (written test) or 80 points (internet-based test). If they wish to have TOEFL results sent to institution directly, the institution code is 5177.
  • Native English or German speakers and those with a degree earned in a program conducted in English are exempt from providing the results of a language test. Please add a note to this effect to the appropriate field, or else they will not be able to send the application.
  • The language of instruction is English, the thesis can be written and examinations can be taken in English. Institution recommend them learn some German while they are here, to make it easier for them to get around.

Supporting Material: Materials required for the application to BIGS:
Please note that applicants cannot upload attachments larger than 2 MB! Funding

Applicants should indicate their funding situation.

  • Indicate their housing needs.
  • Check if you meet the visa requirements.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Degrees and Academic Records
  • Proficiency in English
  • Letters-of-Recommendation
  • Examples of academic work
  • Interviews

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form for Masters

Application Form for PhD

Application Deadline: The next deadline will be 15 May 2016 for Admission in October 2016.

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University of Westminster, UK International Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2016/2017

 

Deadline: 14 October 2016

The prestigious University of Westminster offers generous scholarship awards aimed at fully funding successful applicants who hail from a developing countries and intend to study a full-time Masters degree at the University.

Eligible Field of Study: Scholarships are provided any Masters courses offered by the University of Westminster in UK.

To be taken at (country): University of Westminster UK

Applicants can only apply for a scholarship at University of Westminster once they have been offered either a conditional or unconditional place on your chosen course. The university cannot consider your application for a scholarship if you have not already made an application for admission and been successfully offered a place on a course.

Scholarship Type:

  • Full scholarships (which provide for tuition fee costs, living expenses, accommodation and flights to and from the UK)
  • Full tuition fee award scholarships (100% tuition fee award only)
  • Half tuition fee award scholarships (50% tuition fee award only)
  • Part tuition fee award scholarships (up to 50% tuition fee award only)

International undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply for a maximum of two types of scholarship.

UK/EU undergraduate students may apply for as many UK/EU undergraduate scholarships as they wish.

As a general rule of thumb for all applicants, the higher the value of the scholarship the more competitive the application process is. You are therefore advised to choose carefully which scholarship/s you apply for based on whether you meet the eligibility criteria and your true level of financial need.

You will only be considered for the scholarships you express an interest at the time of application so think carefully before you apply.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

You must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.

Academic excellence, financial need and development potential

Application Procedure
As well as completing the relevant Scholarship application form, you will need to provide the following supporting documentation:

  • A copy of the letter/email from the University of Westminster confirming your conditional or unconditional offer of a place on your chosen course.
  • An official copy of your transcript from your most recent/current academic study.
  • A reference letter written specifically in support of your scholarship application. This should be written by a previous tutor, professor, academic or employer (where relevant to your chosen degree course) and cannot be the same reference provided as part of your admission application.

Please note that certified translations of any supporting documents written in languages other than English must be provided. Also, please do not send your own personal copies or originals of documents as we are unable to return these to you.

Value of Scholarship: Full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London

Duration of Scholarship: for the duration of the programme

Eligible Countries: students from Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 14 October 2016

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University of Edinburgh UK Masters Scholarships for South Africans

 

Deadline: 31 August (annually)

Applications are invited for University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University. Scholarships are awarded to students from Southern African countries who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study or PhD degree programme. Scholarship covers the overseas rate of tuition fee and university accommodation for the duration of the postgraduate degree programme.

The University of Edinburgh will offer two University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University to students from Southern African countries.

‣ One of the scholarships will be available for a one year Master’s degree programme and the other scholarship for a three year PhD degree programme.

‣ The scholarship covers the overseas rate of tuition fee and University accommodation for the duration of the postgraduate degree programme.

School(Institutions/ Country): University of Edinburgh | UK

Level:postgraduate study (master’s and PhD degree programmes)

Field(s): Scholarships are awarded in any subject offered by the University of Edinburgh.

Funded By: University of Edinburgh, UK

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships are targeted for Students from the following countries: Angola, Botswana,  the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia,

Eligibility

The University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships will be awarded to applicants from Southern African countries who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study or PhD degree programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

Selection Criteria:

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have or expect to obtain, the international equivalent of a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level..

Scholarship Application Method

The University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships

For the 2016-2017 academic session the funding from The University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarship will contribute to partnership awards with The Beit Trust. Further information regarding eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the link below.The Beit Trust

Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

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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Malaysian Government Scholarships 2016 for International Students

 

Deadline: April 30, 2016

The Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.

Eligibility:

  • Not be more than 40 years (Postgraduate) and 45 years (Post-doctoral) of age during application.
  • Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
  • Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:
    1. IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
    2. TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
    3. In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
    3. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the field of studies.
    4. Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the Universities in Malaysia).

Scholarship Cost:

  • Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
  • An approved tuition fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Annual grant for books and internal travel
  • Medical / Health Insurance
  • Installation and Termination grant
  • Thesis allowance
  • Visa

Study Areas:
· Field of studies is in the following priority areas:

  • Science and Engineering
  • Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Economics and Islamic Finance
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biosecurity and Food Safety
  • Infrastructure and Utility
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy.

Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above

Application:

You have to submit the following documents along your application.

  • Confirmation of Completion Study
  • Application for Family Allowance
  • Refund Application Form
  • Application for Thesis Allowance
  • Endorsement Form
  • Medical Report
  • Recommendation Letter

Visit the official page (link below) to read more, create an account and apply.

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Study in Australia with ECUPRS International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

 

Deadline: 13 May 2016.

Edith Cowan University is pleased to offer ECUPRS international scholarships for international students. These scholarships will be awarded for pursuing full-time on-campus postgraduate research (PhD or Master by research) programme. The ECUPRS Int. scheme is both prestigious and highly competitive. These scholarships are offered each year for tenure at Edith Cowan University. The scholarships provide tuition fee and health care cover for the duration of their research degree. Edith Cowan University is an Australian public university located in Perth, Western Australia. It was named after the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament, Edith Cowan, and is the only Australian university named after a woman

If English is not applicant’s first language they will need to meet the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

Degree Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time on-campus postgraduate research (PhD or Master by research) programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study all subjects offered by the Edith Cowan University.

List of Subjects: Research areas include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Culture, Education and Health, Business and Society, Communications and Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Environment and Sustainability, Health and Wellness, Information and Communications Technology, Law and Justice, Security and  Social and Community

Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: Applicants should have completed at least four years of tertiary education study at a high level of achievement for example:

  • Four year degree (e.g. Engineering or Law)
  • Three year degree and one of the following: Honours year, one year of a higher degree, one year of a Masters preliminary or other qualifying programme, Postgraduate diploma
    The awardees should also have:
  • Completed a bachelor degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the ECU as having an equivalent level of attainment
  • Must have their course application for study in the PhD or Master by research programme approved by ECU before being considered for an offer of a scholarship
  • Where an offer of a place in the course is conditional, an applicant is normally not eligible for scholarship consideration until that condition has been met.
  • The intention to undertake study in a course and research topic within one of the University’s areas of research activity
    Applicants must:
  • meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Department of Health and Ageing
  • meet all University admission requirements, including English proficiency, and be made an unconditional offer of a place in a higher degree by research (either a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master by research)
  • not currently be receiving a scholarship provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) or have completed an AusAID scholarship within the last two years

Eligible Nationalities: International students can apply for the scholarship.

College Admission Requirement 

Entrance Requirement: Postgraduate study is generally available if applicant have a bachelors degree, bachelors with honours, or equivalent.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement:
IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6
TOEFL: Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better
TOEFL Ibt: Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17
Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 64, with no score less than 58 for postgraduate standard entry courses
University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]-Pre-2015: A score between 58 to 66 with no less than ‘Borderline’ in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 176, with no individual band less than 169

Scholarship Benefit: Scholarship provide $27,000 per year stipend/living allowance plus tuition fees and overseas health cover paid

Supporting Material: Applicants they to complete the following steps:

  • Completed all sections of this form
  • Printed this form and signed the Declaration above. Please return this form with an original signature. Do not email the form.
  • Attached copies of all their qualifications and academic transcripts, including proof of English competency (if applicable)
  • Attached documentation translating any non-English academic qualifications &/or research output into English (if applicable)
  • Provided a separate list of publications in the format specified and attached all the required verification documents
  • Attached CV or resume
  • Requested academic referee report forms to be completed and sent to the Research Scholarships Officer by the due date

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit their scholarship application and documentation by email or by post. Applicants need to follow these steps to apply for a scholarship for a Masters by Research, Professional Doctorate or Doctor of Philosophy course (Higher Degree by Research):
-Before applicants apply for a scholarship, they must apply for admission into a Higher Degree by Research course
-University encourage all applicants to read the Scholarship Conditions: APA, ECU-PRS and ECU Research Excellence Awards (PDF) to understand the application process, selection criteria and the requirements on them as scholarship recipients
-Complete the Scholarship Application (.DOC), including:
Outline of research topic
Information on their research publications or research grants applicant have received: Documenting Research Experience (PDF)
Academic Referees to support their scholarship application, using the PG Academic Referee Report (PDF)

Application Form

The application deadline is 13 May 2016.

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2016 University of British Columbia Public Scholars Award, Canada

 

Deadline: 16 May, 2016.

The University of British Columbia is pleased to offer Public Scholars Award for Canadian and international students. Funding is available for up to 30 new students to pursue doctoral dissertation program at the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral Studies.The UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) is an innovative pilot program intended to explore how a top-tier university can support doctoral pathways that encourage purposeful social contribution, innovative forms of collaborative scholarship and broader career readiness for students.The University of British Columbia is a global center for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world.

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application.

Degree Level: Award is available for pursuing doctoral dissertation program at University of British Columbia.

Study Subject: Public scholars may be said to engage in scholarship that entails mutually beneficial partnerships of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to contribute to the public good through: enriching knowledge, scholarship, creative activity, intellectual curiosity, and wonder; enhancing curriculum, teaching and learning; preparing educated, engaged citizens; and/or addressing and helping solve critical problems.

Participating Institution(s): University of British Columbia, Canada.

Eligibility:

  • Doctoral students (PhD, EdD, and DMA) in years 1-5
    Applicants must have completed no more than 48 months of doctoral study as of 31 August 2016.
    Applicants must be registered in a UBC doctoral program as of 1 September 2016.
  • Requirements for all funded students:
    Submission of a report at the end of their first (and if applicable, second) year of funding
    Presentation of their work at a Network event
    All students, faculty, and collaborators will be asked to complete a questionnaire at the end of their funding/involvement. Student dissertations and student completion and career outcomes will also be reviewed as part of the assessment of this pilot initiative.

Eligible Nationalities: Canadian and international students can apply for these scholarships.

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have completed no more than 48 months of doctoral study as of 31 August 2016.

English Language Requirement: The minimum total score on the Internet-based TOEFL for all applicants to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is 80. The minimum total score for the paper-based test is 550. Acceptable alternatives to the TOEFL include CAEL, CELPIP, IELTS, MELAB and PTE.

Scholarship Award: Up to $10,000 per student is available to support innovative/collaborative scholarship which the student would otherwise be unable to pursue. Funding can be used for:

  • Student stipend, if the student’s current funding source would not allow the alternative project(s)
  • A research allowance (including allowance for professional development or travel relevant to the scholarly work)

Supporting Material: In addition to the PSI Fellowship application form, applicant must submit the following materials:
Canadian Common CV: Applicants are required to complete the CCV from the Canadian Common CV as part of their PSI Fellowship application. Free-form CVs are not accepted. Applicants to the PSI Fellowship competition must complete the Vanier-Banting Academic CV template of of the CCV.
Letters of Support: The application must be accompanied by a letter of support and engagement from the applicant’s supervisor.

Application Procedure: The scholarship application forms must be sent via via e-mail.

Application Form

Deadline: The application deadline is 16th May, 2016.

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Apply for a Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program 2017

 

Deadline: April 29, 2016

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2017 as stipulated below.
Fields of Study:
Fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research at Japanese universities.

Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Applicant must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application will not be eligible.
  • Age: Applicant must have been born on or after April 2,1982.
  • Academic Background: Applicant must be a graduate from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate. A person will be deemed to have academic ability equal or superior to that of a university graduate, if he/she:
  1.  has completed or will complete a 16-year school curriculum in a foreign country (or an 18-year school curriculum if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, or pharmacy which is founded on a 6-year department or faculty); or
  2. is or will be aged 22 or older and has taken an individual entrance qualification examination and has been judged by a graduate school as being equal or superior in academic ability to a university graduate (or 24 or older if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, or pharmacy which is founded on a 6-year department or faculty).
Note: Eligible applicants include those who otherwise satisfy or will satisfy qualification requirements for admission to a Japanese graduate school.
 
Major Field of Study: Applicant should apply for the field of study he/she studied at the previous university or any related field. Applicant must choose a field on which he/she can receive education and perform research at the university of his/her choice.
 
Note:
If the Applicant was a grantee of a Japanese Government Scholarship in the past he/she will not be eligible for the scholarship. Unless he/she has had at least three years of research or teaching experience between the completion of the first scholarship and the start of the second scholarship period. This exclusion will not apply to a research-student applicant, who (i) as an international student in Japan received training in Japanese studies at a university but graduated from his/her home university, who (ii) was an international student in Japan under the Japan-Korea Joint Government Scholarship Program for the Students in Science and Engineering Departments or who (ⅲ) was an international student in Japan under the Young Leaders Program.
 
Scholarship Benefits:
(Allowance: Under the fiscal 2012 budget, each grantee will be provided monthly with 143,000 yen (Research Student course), 144,000 yen (students enrolled in a Master’s program or a professional degree program), or 145,000 yen (students enrolled in a doctoral program) (an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions).
The other scholarship benefits can be found in the guidelines.
Application Procedure:
Each applicant must submit one set of the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission by the specified date.
(1) Application (a prescribed form) 
(2) Application Form (Attachment) (a prescribed form)
(3) Study Program (Attachment) 
(4) Photograph (4.5×3.5 cm, taken within the past six months, upper body, full-faced, uncapped.
Write your name and nationality on the reverse and paste it onto the application
forms. Digital photographs also acceptable) 
(5) Academic transcript of the last university attended (attested) 
(6) Graduation certificate or degree certificate of the last university attended (or an attested
document certifying that the applicant will graduate from the school, where applicable)
(7) Abstract of last thesis 
Note 1: These documents must be written in either Japanese or English. A document written in any other language must be attached with a Japanese or English translation.
Note 2: Photographs attached to the original application must be originals; copies are not acceptable.
Note 3: Field of specialization and research program documents should clearly describe the applicant’s own research program because it will serve as important materials for placement of the applicant at a university.
Note 4: The academic transcripts of the last university attended should be prepared to show the grade scale applied and the grades earned by the applicant on all the subjects studied for each year studied at a university department/faculty and a graduate school. (A degree certificate or a graduation certificate simply showing the ranking of the applicant at graduation will not substitute for academic transcripts.)
Note 5: The graduation certificate and the degree certificate obtained from the last university attended may be substituted for by a photocopy thereof provided that the copy is attested by the authorized person of the university.
Note 6: For abstracts of the thesis, abstracts of the graduation thesis and presented papers will suffice. Please note that these abstracts will be used as basic data for evaluation of the applicant’s academic ability.
 
All the attachment can be found by visiting the official page. Before application kindly read the Application Guidelines (MEXT Scholarship) carefully.
More detailed information on this scholarship program is available at the Japanese diplomatic mission in your country.

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Study in Switzerland with Dr. Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship, 2016

 

Deadline: 30 June 2016

The Dr Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship is intended to provide funding and support – financial, organisational and infrastructural – for a student or scientist to pursue a research project in the field of earth sciences or a related scientific field.

The Dr. Eduard Gubelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones in Lucerne, Switzerland, grants the scholarship. This Association is a not-for-profit organisation based in Lucerne, Switzerland. For the scholarship, the Association collaborates closely with the Gubelin Gem Lab, which provides administrative support and supervision of the development of the successful project/applicant.

Dr Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship is intended for students/researchers in the fields of earth sciences (mineralogy, geology, geochemistry), crystallography, chemistry, solid-state physics, material sciences, archaeology, biology and related fields.

The successful project proposal must be truly innovative, with demonstrable novel thinking; it must venture into new areas and test new concepts and methods, thus making a contribution to the advancement of gemmological knowledge.

School(Institutions/ Country):  Switzerland

Level: Msc, PhD or postdoctoral level

Field(s): Scholarship is awarded in the fields of earth sciences (mineralogy, geology, geochemistry), crystallography, chemistry, solid-state physics, material sciences, archaeology, biology, and related fields.

Funded By:  The  Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  Dr Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship is targeted for applicants of any nationality

 

Eligibility

The  Dr Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship is available to students and researchers at MSc, PhD or post-doctoral level. The minimum requirement for applicants is a BSc degree in earth sciences, chemistry, physics, material sciences or another exact science.

‣ The successful recipient of the grant, i.e. the applicant, must be a person rather than an institution or company.

‣ However, applicants are encouraged to submit project proposals that involve collaboration with a university or other research institute.

‣ Applicants may be no more than 40 years of age. Applications are welcome from individuals of any nationality.

Selection Criteria for Dr Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship

‣ The Association verifies that the incoming project applications comply with the administrative requirements and their suitability in terms of scientific relevance and potential.

‣ The Association will contact applicants whose projects pass these checks to acknowledge receipt and confirm that the project has been added to the list of applications for the current term.

‣ The Association may contact applicants to clarify any issues regarding their application. Following these initial checks, the Association will establish a shortlist of the best and most suitable applications, according to the criteria below.

‣ The maximum number of shortlisted applications is five; these are presented to the members of the Scientific Committee, who will evaluate the applications and rank it, using a mark ranging from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

‣ For the sake of transparency and to avoid any potential conflict of interests with members of the Scientific Committee, the best and worst mark assigned to each application will not be considered.

‣ The remaining marks will be averaged and the proposal with the highest average mark will win the scholarship. In the event of a tie, the youngest participant will earn the Scholarship. The decision of the Scientific Committee is final and there is no right of appeal.

‣ After evaluation and consolidation of the decision of the Committee members, the Association will contact the successful applicant and inform him/her on the result.

Notification for Dr Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship

‣ The evaluation process and selection of the winning proposal will be completed by 1 September 2015 and announcement of the winning proposal will take place during September.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ The mode of application is online.

Application Form

‣ Applicants who meet the requirements set out in this document are invited to submit their research project proposal.

‣ Proposals must be submitted using the relevant form on the Gubelin Gem Lab website. In addition, applicants are also required to provide their curriculum vitae and details of their previous scientific achievements.

‣ Proposals must be in English, must not exceed 10,000 characters and should not include more than 10 illustrations, images, tables or photos.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 30 June 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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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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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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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.

Click here to get the Application Form

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Apply Now!! MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Africans 2016

 

Deadline: Jan-July 2016
Study in: USA & Africa
Course starts September 2016

Brief description:

The vision of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is to educate and develop academically qualified yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. This $500 million program will provide students in secondary school and university with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to contribute to economic and social progress across Africa.

Host Institution(s):

The following universities/institutions were selected for their commitment to academic excellence, nurturing environments, and programs relevant to growth sectors in Africa, such as manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, and agriculture:

•  African Leadership Academy, South Africa
•  Ashesi University, Ghana
•  American University of Beirut, USA
•  Arizona State University, USA
•  Camfed , USA
•  Brac, Uganda
•  Duke University, USA
•  Earth University, Costa Rica
•  Forum for African Women Educationalists, Kenya
•  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
•  Makerere University, Uganda
•  McGill University, Canada
•  Michigan State University, USA
•  Stanford University, USA
•  University of British Columbia, Canada
•  University of California, Berkeley, USA
•  University of Pretoria, South Africa
•  University of Toronto, Canada
•   Wellesley College, USA
•   University of Cape Town, South Africa

Field(s) of study:

Approved fields of studies offered by participating Universities/Institutions.  See the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship pages of the Universities/Institutions above.

Number of Scholarships:

The Scholarship Programs aims to give out $500 million worth of scholarships to 15,000 African students in 10 years.

Target group:

Citizens of Sub-Saharan Africa

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is designed to provide students with holistic support, including:

Comprehensive Scholarships:  Students receive financial support for fees, uniforms, books and supplies, transportation, accommodation, and stipends.

21st Century Skill Building: Students benefit from enrichment in skill areas relevant to employment success, such as critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurship.

Transition Support: Students will receive support during their transition into secondary school, university or the workforce with mentoring, career counseling, internships, leadership development, and other life skills coaching.

Give-back Component: An integral component of the Program is the commitment from the Scholars to give back to their communities and countries of origin. Students will demonstrate this commitment through volunteerism and community service, as well as other forms of experiential learning.

Alumni Network: Graduates of the Scholars Program will be connected through an alumni network that offers information, resources, and opportunities to consult with other graduates.

Eligibility:

Please check the specific eligibility criteria of the host institution/university you are interested in.

Application instructions:

Applications must be made directly to the participating university/institution of your choice. Deadline varies but is around January-July 2016.

It is important to visit the institution’s or university’s websites (see above links) and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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Study in English in Norwegian Universities Tuition Free

 

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 for 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 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 fulfil 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.

Tuition

Completing a university degree is often considered to be an expensive endeavour and tuition fees are usually making up the bulk part of the cost. The majority of Norwegian universities and state university colleges are publicly funded and the Norwegian government considers access to higher education for all to be an important part of the Norwegian society. Thus, as a rule Norwegian state universities and university colleges do not charge tuition fees. This also applies to foreign students, no matter which country you come from. However, you should take into consideration that living expenses in Norway are higher than in many other countries.

“Nothing is for free” is a saying that is true in many cases. But in Norway it is possible to get quality education without having to pay tuition fees. If certain prerequisites are met you could also be eligible for financial support that can pay for your living expenses. Through various fellowship programmes, scholarship schemes or student loans, international students can receive funding for a full degree or a limited number of semesters.

No tuition fees
Generally, students at state universities and university colleges do not pay tuition fees. This is true for all levels, including undergraduate studies, Masters programmes and Ph.D. programmes. However, students will have to pay a semester fee of NOK 300-600($35 – $70) each semester. In order to take an exam this fee will have to be paid in full. But the fee also grants you membership in the local student welfare organisation, which in turn entitles you to several benefits. These benefits may include on campus health services, counselling, access to sports facilities and cultural activities.

Click here for a list of Universities and admission requirements.