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.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more information.


 

 

Apply!! The Denys Holland Scholarship at University College London 2016

 

Deadline: July 1 2016 (annual)

Location: University College London, UK

The Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students from any country, who without the support of  the scholarship would be unable to secure the funding required to study at UCL, and who can demonstrate their intention to make full use of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union.

Field of Study: Any Undergraduate Programme offered at the University

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship is worth £9,000 per annum and scholars may choose to use all or part of the scholarship to cover fees. Any remainder is paid to the scholar as a maintenance stipend.

The scholarship is for one year in the first instance, but will be renewed subject to satisfactory progress, for up to a total of three years.

Eligibility:

 Applicants should be:

holding an offer of admission to UCL for full-time undergraduate study in any department;

• in financial hardship, and be able to demonstrate that without the scholarship they would be unable to study at UCL;

• preferably aged 25 or below at the time of commencing their studies;

• able to demonstrate that they have broad interests and intend to be actively involved in and contribute to the life of the university.

Application instructions:

Applicants must provide UCL Student Number or UCAS Application in their application. Complete applications and supporting documentations should be submitted by email before Friday, 1 July 2016 at 5pm.

It is important to read the Guidance Notes and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Visit the Official Website for further details.

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.

University of Bologna Study grants for International Students

 

Deadline: March 31 2016 (annual)

Location: University of Bologna, Italy

The University of Bologna awards 40 study grants to deserving international students who wish to register for First, Single and Second Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna for the academic year 2016/2017.

Field(s) of study: First, Single, and Second Cycle Degree Programmes offered at the University.

Eligibility:

Application is open exclusively to candidates who are in possession of all the following requirements:

  • The qualifications for admission to the chosen First, Single or Second Cycle degree programme were obtained in an institution outside of the Italian education system, after at least two years of attendance. If the qualification for admission is a one year title, the prior qualification will be considered too. Qualifications issued by institutions of the Republic of San Marino do not satisfy this condition. Applicants’ citizenship is not considered;
  • They fulfil the access requirements foreseen for the chosen degree programme or will fulfil such requirements at the time of registration;
  • They are not students at the University of Bologna of First, Single or Second Cycle degree programmes.
  • They have not already benefited from the study grant University of Bologna(Unibo)  Action 2.
  • They are not 30 years or older on the deadline of this call.

You will also need to sit one of the following tests by the application deadline: 

– SAT (if you are interested in registering in a First or Single Cycle Degree Programme)
– GRE (if you are interested in registering in a Second Cycle Degree Programme)

Application instructions:

Applications must be submitted from 20 January 2016 at 12.00 pm to 31 March 2016 at 5.00 pm (CET), exclusively via Studenti Online as explained in the call for applications.

It is important to read the 2016/17 Call for Applications and visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for further details.

International Scholarships in Humber College, Canada 2016

 

Deadline: May 20/September 30 2016(annual)

Location: Humber College, Ontario, Canada

Humber College, Ontario offers full and partial renewable tuition scholarships for NEW international undergraduate students beginning classes in September 2015 or January 2016.

Field of study: Eligible undergraduate programmes offered at the College.

Eligibility:

Applications will be considered based on academics, community involvement, referee/reference letters and statement of interest.

Application Guide:

You must first apply for admissions before you can apply for the scholarship. The scholarship application form will be included in your acceptance package.  Deadline for applications is 20 May 2016 for the September 2016 intake or 30 September 2016 for the January 2017 intake.

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

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for further details.

Taiwan International Higher Education Scholarship Program

 

Deadline: March 18, 2016

Location: Taiwan

Taiwan ICDF’s International Higher Education Scholarship Program aims to assist partner developing countries to achieve sustainable development through education. The Taiwan ICDF provides full scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

See the list of scholarship partner universities.

Eligibility:

Applicants applying for a Taiwan ICDF scholarship must meet both the general eligibility criteria and be a national of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for Taiwan ICDF Scholarship. Applicants must also meet the Regulations Governing Visiting, Resident, and Permanent Residency of Aliens set by ROC(Taiwan) National Immigration Agency.

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to which he or she has applied to study under a Taiwan ICDF scholarship.  All Undergraduate Programs only accept applications submitted by citizens of allied countries of ROC (Taiwan).

Application Guide:

Applicants must complete an online application. Please go to the online application system to fill in your application and then submit a signed, printed copy along with all other application documents to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office/ Taiwan Technical Mission or project representative in your country.

The annual application period runs, in principle, from 1 January  to 15 March (for 2016 Scholarship programs, the application period runs from 1 January to 18 March 2016).

It is important to read the Application Procedure and visit the official website (link found below) to  access the online application form.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more information.

Khazar University International Scholarship Program in Azerbaijan

 

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Location: Azerbaijan

Type: Full scholarship

Khazar University is offering international scholarship program is open for all foreign students to pursue bachelor, master and PhD Programs.

Khazar university is a private educational institution for undergraduate, graduate and professional studies promoting advanced study and research, educational policy and development in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Pursuant to its policy and service commitments, the University is proud to announce the Khazar University International Scholarship Program for 2016-2017 (further referred to as KUISP) extended to nationals of all countries without any limitation.

Standardized English language test scores are not compulsory. However, the applicants with standardized scores (valid TOEFL/IELTS scores: expired scores are not accepted) will have competitive advantage.

Eligibility:

The Scholarship is open to applicants of bachelor, master and PhD programs.
The successful applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Good academic performance records of the previous education stage (high school, bachelor or master programs).
  • Good English language skills. Standardized English language test scores are not compulsory. However, the applicants with standardized scores (valid TOEFL/IELTS scores: expired scores are not accepted) will have competitive advantage. Holders of International Bachelor degree certificates or diplomas from a high school with English as a major medium of instruction do not need a language skill justification document.
  • Motivated to study at Khazar University.
  • Good communication skills and sociability.

Scholarship Value:

The scholarship covers the cost of the tuition fee for one academic year, but does not cover living, travel or other expenses.

Application Guide:

To apply for the KUISP Scholarship, applicants need to fill in and submit:

  1. Khazar University Application for Admission Form for the selected level of study (Bachelor, Master or PhD) along with all required documents listed in the application form.
  2. KUISP Application Form. Both application forms can be downloaded from Khazar University’s website:
    http://www.khazar.org/s7938/How-to-Apply/en.

Contact:

For any questions about the KUISP contact International Affairs Office
Tel.: (+994 12) 421 79 16 (extension 240)
Tel.: (+994 12) 421 17 08
Email: international@khazar.org

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for Developing Commonwealth Countries

 

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Location: United Kingdom

UK Department for International Development (DFID) is inviting applicants to participate in Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK with the aim to contribute to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

The purpose of Commonwealth Shared Scholarships is to contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics that would not otherwise have been able to study in the UK.

Eligibility:

To apply for these scholarships, applicant must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
  • By August 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

Application Guide:

All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 1 April 2016 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most fall before 1 April 2016. You must submit your application by the date advised by your UK university. Interested applicants must apply through the Electronic Application System as indicated on the website.

Selection Process:

Each participating UK university will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 29 April 2016. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2016.

All enquiries about these scholarships should be directed to the university to which you wish to apply.

For full terms and conditions, see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2016 prospectus.

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Chinese Government Scholarship – Bilateral Program for International Students in China

 

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Location: China

The Ministry of Education of P.R. China is pleased to offer Scholarship-Bilateral Program for international students in 2016-2017 academic session. Scholarship supports undergraduate programs, masters programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.

The requirements for applicants’ degree and age are that applicants must:

  • be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for the undergraduate programs;
  • be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the master’s programs;
  • be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs;
  • be under the age of 45 and have a high school diploma (or higher) when applying for the general scholar programs;
  • be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for the senior scholar programs.

Application Guide:

  • Apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study in applicants home country for CGS opportunity. It is their own responsibility to consult the dispatching authorities for details and requirements of Bilateral Program in your country and make sure you are eligible for the scholarship.
  • Apply to target university for Pre-admission Letter once recommended by the dispatching authorities as an eligible candidate (you will receive an Award Letter for CGS Candidate).
  • Complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students, submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and print a hard copy.
  • Submit all your application documents to the dispatching authorities in your home country before the deadline.

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