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International Ambassador Scholarships at University of West London – UK scholarship

University of West London
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 16 July 2017 (annual)
Study in: London, UK
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

The International Ambassador Scholarship recognises and provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to act as ambassadors for the University of West London.

Host Institution(s):

University of West London, UK

Field(s) of study:

Any full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of West London

Number of Scholarships:

Up to 50 scholarships

Target group:

Non-EU International Students

Scholarship value/duration:

Scholarships are worth up to £5,000.  The scholarship provides a discount against the cost of tuition for the first year of study only.


Applicants must be:

• A self-funded overseas full fee-paying paying student (please note: EU applicants are not eligible).

• An offer holder for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at UWL, to commence study in September 2017.

The International Ambassador Scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm and the ability to be an excellent international student ambassador.

Application instructions:

To be considered for the scholarship, you must have been offered a place to study on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of West London, commencing in September 2017.

To apply, you must complete the scholarship application form and submit no later than 5pm GMT on 16 July 2017.

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


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UK Bristol University International Office Scholarships -UK scholarships

University of Bristol
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 9 June 2017 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts  September 2017

Brief description:

For 2017 entry, The University of Bristol is offering six International Office Scholarships for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Host Institution(s):

University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Field of study:

Any full-time Undergraduate or Postgraduate programme offered at the University

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships will be awarded as a one off tuition fee reduction:

• 1st place – 1 scholarship of £12,000

• 2nd place – 2 scholarships of £10,000

• 3rd place – 3 scholarships of £8,000


Eligible students:

•  All applicants must be classed as overseas students for fee purposes.
All applicants must already hold an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of Bristol.
•  Applicants may be from any discipline.
•  Sponsored students and students in receipt of another scholarship/award over £3000 are not eligible to apply.
•  Current University of Bristol students are not eligible to apply.

Application instructions:

Submit a video (.mov, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv, .flv) of no more than 1 minute showcasing what community means to you. The university will be judging videos primarily on content and secondarily on aesthetics. Please submit your video to the International Office of Bristol by email. For identification purposes, please include your application/UCAS number in the body of the email.  The deadline for applications is Friday, 09 June 2017 (17:00 UK time).

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


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Netherlands Fellowship Programme – study in Netherlands

Netherlands Government
Masters/PhD/Short Courses

Deadline: varies
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts 2017/2018

Brief description:

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP offers fellowships for qualified Master studies, PhD studies, or short courses offered at participating Dutch Universities.

Host Institution(s):

Dutch Universities that offer NFP qualified programmes/courses.

Level/Field(s) of study:

NFP-qualified Masters Programme, PhD programmes or Short Courses. Find a course/programme at this link then contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers that course to find out whether it is NFP-qualified.

Target group:

The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. The chances of obtaining an NFP fellowship increase if you live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or if you are a woman.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal NFP allowances.


To be eligible you:

• must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list;

• must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format EP-Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement;

• must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. Organisations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example:

– multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft),

– large national and/or a large commercial organisations,

– bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid),

– multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB),

– international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);

• must have an official and valid passport;

• must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;

• must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable).

Application instructions:

You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice. Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course of your choice for application procedures. Deadline varies depending on the course and the University. 

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


Official Scholarship Website:

Related Scholarships: List of Netherlands Scholarships

Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students – Italy scholarship

Italian Government
Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 10 May 2017 (annual)
Study in: Italy
Course starts AY 2017/2018

Brief description:

The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) for the Academic Year 2017-2018. The scholarships are offered for the following type of courses:

  • • Second-level University courses (five-year degree/Master of Science) (Laurea specialistica/Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)
  • • Master’s Degree courses (First and Second Level)
  • • Ph.D Courses
  • • Specialisation Schools
  • • Research under academic supervision
  • • Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM); Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona; Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR); Scuola Nazionale di Cinema
  • • Courses of Italian language and culture
  • • Training/refresher courses for Teachers of Italian language

Host Institution(s):

The scholarships are offered to carry out study, training and research projects in Italian Higher Education Institutes (State-owned institutions or institutions legally recognized by the relevant State authorities)

Field(s) of Study:

Eligible field(s) of study offered by participating Italian Universities.

Target Group:

Students from countries included in the Recipient Country List.

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship duration can be three, six, or nine months.

Normally, the scholarship holders are exempt from the payment of the university tuition fees, in accordance with existing regulations. However the Universities, as part of their autonomy, may not allow such exemption. Candidates are therefore recommended to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on eventual taxes or tuition fees.

For the sole period of the scholarships granted by the Italian Government, the scholarship-holders are covered by an insurance policy against illness and/or accident. Air tickets are not granted, except for Chilean citizens.

Detailed information regarding the scholarship offer, can be requested to the Italian Embassy or Italian Cultural Institute in the applicant’s country of citizenship.


Academic qualifications
Foreign students or IREs may apply if they have the academic qualifications required for enrolling in the institution chosen.

Age limits
Candidates may apply if aged between 18 and 36 years on the expiry date of this call for applications. For those who apply for the first year of a PhD program the maximum age limit is 33 years on the expiry date of this call for applications. Candidates may apply for training/refresher courses for Italian language teachers if aged between 18 and 45 years on the expiry date of this call for proposals.

Language skills and proficiency
Candidates shall submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in the Italian language, starting from the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The knowledge of the Italian language is not required for enrolling in the university courses fully provided in English.

Application Instructions:

Applications shall be sent only electronically, by accessing the “Portale borse online” from the MAECI website. All online applications must be submitted by midnight (Italian time) on 10 May 2017.

It is important the read the 2017/2018 Call for Applications and visit the official website to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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Fully-funded: New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships 2017/2018

Brief description: New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships is a New Zealand  Government-enabled scholarship open to all international students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligible Countries: International countries

To be taken at (country): New zealand. Recipients can undertake PhD study in any discipline at any of New Zealand eight Universities:
AUT University,
Lincoln University,
Massey University,
University of Auckland,
University of Canterbury,
University of Otago,
University of Waikato,
Victoria University of Wellington.

Eligible Field of Study: Applications are welcomed from eligible candidates undertaking relevant research in any discipline.

About the Award: The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (NZIDRS) is a Government funded scholarship, administered by Education New Zealand. The scholarship aims to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand. The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to 3 years.

The NZIDRS is a prestigious, highly competitive scholarship. It is awarded based on academic excellence and the benefit of the candidate’s proposed research to New Zealand. Recipients of this award will have an academic record placing them within the top 5% of PhD candidates worldwide.

Type: PhD Research Scholarship

Eligibility: In order to apply for the NZIDRS, candidates must meet ALL five eligibility criteria.
These criteria are non-negotiable.

1. Candidate must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale OR an A to A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification

2. Candidate must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university

3. If candidate has already commenced their PhD studies in New Zealand, their start date must be after 01 July 2015

4. Candidate must conduct their PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)

5. Candidate must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Selection Criteria: The NZIDRS are awarded based on academic excellence and the impact of the PhD research for New Zealand.  Applications must propose research that has a clear, direct and tangible positive effect on:

  • New Zealand’s economy, in terms of international trade and business development in key sectors, OR
  • New Zealand’s population in terms of health and safety, OR
  • Research and scholarship in either of the above two areas

Number of Awardees: Normally 8 awards are made

Value of Scholarship: 

  • New Zealand University annual tuition fees and associated student levies
  • An annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 per year (tax free)
  • Medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually

Duration of Scholarship: The NZIDRS covers the following above for a TOTAL of three years (36 months):

How to Apply:

  1. Download and complete an NZIDRS Application Form (available on the Scholarship Webpage)
  2. Answer all questions by completing all fields and submit your form along with ALL required documents to Education New Zealand.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Application Deadline: 30th August, 2017 for Autumn 2017 admission session

Award Provider: Government of New zealand Ministry of Education.

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AACE International Competitive Scholarships – USA – check deadline

AACE International Competitive Scholarships

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Scholarship Description
The competitive scholarships are awarded by the AACE International Education Board and are currently available in various amounts to a maximum (lifetime/individual) of $2,500. AACE International Sections may also offer scholarships through the matching funds scholarship program. Applications received for the competitive scholarships will also be reviewed for inclusion in the matching funds scholarship program. All scholarships are awarded for use in the fall term of the next academic year.

Scholarship Committee
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Morgantown, WV 26505
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Application Deadline
February 28, 2018
Number Of Awards
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