Category - Masters/PhD

DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans

DRD-SA
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 July 2016 (annual)
Study in:  South Africa/Germany
Course starts Jan-May 2017

Brief description:

The DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year for applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, to pursue development-related Masters and PhD studies.

Host Institution(s):

University of the Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-Univeristy Bochum, Germany

Field of study:

Scholarships are available for full-time students of:

MA in Development Studies
Master in Public Administration
• the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme)
• the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC)

Number of Awards:

Limited

Target group:

The scholarships are intended for nationals of Sub-saharan African countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro for Master candidates and 900 Euro for PhD candidates plus travel allowances. Mobility scholarships are also available for Master students each year.

Eligibility:

Scholarship applicants are advised to carefully read about the specific entry requirements and course application procedure of the programme of their choice. The information is available from the respective programmes sections. In addition to programme requirements, all applicants have to meet the following requirements:

•  Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
•  Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% for your last degree
•  Applicants should apply within 3 years of having completed their previous degree
•  The study must have been completed at an internationally recognised university
•  The previous degree (Baccalaureus or Master) should have been an academic discipline which is related to  Development Studies or Public Administration
•  South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be admitted to a Masters degree course.  Other students need the equivalent of a 4 year undergraduate degree
• Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken. This can be TOEFL test or a similar standard test or a letter from an academic institution
• Work and/or voluntary experience in your field of interest would be a recommendation
• Women are encouraged to apply
• South African students are encouraged to apply
• Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

For applicants of the MPA, the MA in Development Studies as well as PhD candidates, you will have to fill in an electronic application form by 31 July 2016.  For the MADM, there is a separate online application to be submitted by 31 December 2017; please refer to the “How to apply” section of the Bochum programme or the course homepage.

It is important to  visit the official website to access the electronic application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.drd-sa.org/index.php/scholarships-in-development-studies.html

Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships at University of Oxford

Oxford University
Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 8 Jan/22 Jan 2016 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts October 2016

Brief description:

The Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships support students who have previously studied at South African universities to pursue a graduate degree at Oxford University.

Host Institution(s):

University of Oxford in United Kingdom

Fields of study:

All full-time or part-time graduate degrees offered at the University

Number of Awards:

Two (2)

Target group:

Students who have previously studied at a South African university.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

For students on full-time courses, the scholarship provides a grant for living costs of at least £14,057. Students on part-time courses will receive a study support grant to help cover their non-fee costs.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria:

You should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford and must have previously studied at a South African university. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: in order to be considered, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (8 or 22 January 2016, depending on your course).

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/graduate-scholarships/university-wide-scholarships/oppenheimer-fund-scholarships

SEARCA Graduate Scholarships in Agriculture for Southeast Asians

SEARCA
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 July (annual)
Study in:  Southeast Asia
Next course starts 2016

Brief description:

The Masters (MS)/PhD Scholarship Programme aims to ensure the relevance and responsiveness of Southeast Asia’s agricultural scientists and professionals to global sustainable development issues.

Host Institution(s):

•  Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Bogor, Indonesia
•  Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
•  Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor, Malaysia
•  Kasetsart University (KU), Bangkok, Thailand
•  University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna, Philippines

Level/Field(s) of study:

Masters or PhD Degree programme related to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (including but not limited to: Agricultural/Biological sciences, Social Sciences, Economics and Agribusiness, Forestry and Fisheries, Environmental Sciences, Agro-industrial Technology and Engineering).

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Open to nationals of  Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Covers tuition and other school fees; travel allowance (roundtrip air ticket from home country to study post and local transportation); thesis/dissertation support; book and supplies allowance; health insurance; and a stipend for food, lodging and incidental expenses.

Eligibility:

The SEARCA Graduate Scholarship is open to nationals of SEAMEO Member Countries ( Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) who are regular employees of academic, research or government institutions and not more than 35 years old at the time of application.

Proposed thesis research should focus on SEARCA’s overarching theme of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD).  Moreover, priority research topics must fall within the ISARD strategic thrusts on social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and cross-cutting concerns.

Application instructions:

Interested parties may submit their accomplished SEARCA Scholarship Application form together with other original application requirements to the Ministries of Education/Higher Education of their respective countries. Applicants are requested to check from their respective Ministries of Education/Higher Education for their deadline of receiving applications. Deadline for the Ministries to send endorsements to SEARCA is 31 July of every year.  

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

Website:

Scholarship Homepage:  http://searca.org/about-graduate-scholarship

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships

University of Manitoba
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: varies (annual)
Study in: Canada
Course starts 2016/2017

Brief description:

The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are merit-based awards that are open to students of any nationality who will be registered as full-time graduate students (Masters or PhD) at the University of Manitoba.

Host Institution(s):

University of Manitoba, Canada

Field(s) of study:

Any graduate degree programs offered by the University  (except those in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration – MBA).

Target group:

All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The value of these fellowships is $18,000 (Ph.D.) and is $14,000 (Master’s) for a 12 month period.  Students are eligible to receive the UMGF for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program.

Eligibility:

Academic standing: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Masters, Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral degree. Please use admissions criteria in calculating GPA, i.e., last 60 credit hours or equivalent.

Citizenship: All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply.

Fields of study: Students in all fields of graduate study (with the exception of those in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration [MBA]) are eligible to apply.

You must also meet the specific eligibility criteria set by the Department/Faculty, if any.

Application instructions:

Please check with your department/faculty for details on how to be considered for a UMGF. Deadline varies per faculty.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/funding/585.html

Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (FIPRS)

Flinders University
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 12 Aug 2016 (annual)
Study in: Australia
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

The Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (FIPRS) are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University.

Host Institution(s):

Flinders University, Australia

Level/Field(s) of study:

Full-time Research Masters or Research Doctorate Degree offered at Flinders University

Number of Awards:

Up to 10

Target group:

Citizens of any overseas country except New Zealand

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The FIPRS pays the international student tuition fees, a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $26,288 (2016 rate), and an establishment allowance of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares.

The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree.

Eligibility:

• Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.

• Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Hons degree (this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year)

• Applicants must meet the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.

• Applicants must not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications are only open to students commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.

• Applicants must not  not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship.

Please see the conditions of award for full eligibility criteria.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

The closing date for applications is 12 August 2016. It is important to read the Application Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships-system/index.cfm/scholarships/display/a731e2

Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)

University of Adelaide
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 Jan/30 Apr 2017  (annual)
Study in: Australia
Next course starts 2017

Brief description:

The University of Adelaide offers Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

Host Institution(s):

University of Adelaide, Australia

Level/Field(s) of study:

Any Masters degree by Research or Doctoral Research Degree offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

Limited.

Target group:

International students (except New Zealand)

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship includes course tuition fees, annual living allowance ($26,288 in 2016), and overseas student health cover (if award holder holds a subclass 500 visa).

The scholarship is awarded for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only),

Eligibility:

In order to be eligible, applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree (this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year). All qualifying programs of study must be successfully completed.  Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential. Extra-curricular achievements are not considered.

International applicants must not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree.

International applicants who have not provided evidence of their meeting the minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry by the scholarship closing date, or who have completed a Pre-Enrolment English Program to meet the entry requirements for the intended program of study, are not eligible.

Candidates are required to enrol in the University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ and must maintain ‘international student’ status for the duration of their enrolment in the University. Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia, and citizens of New Zealand are ineligible.

See the official website (link found below) for complete eligibility criteria.

Application instructions:

To apply, you must submit a formal application for Admission and a Scholarship via the online application system.  There is no application fee. The next deadline is 31 January 2017 for Semester 1 or 2, 2017 or 30 April 2017 for Semester 2, 2017.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/research-international/opportunities/adelaide-scholarship-international/

University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

University of Sydney
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 July/15 Dec (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2018

Brief description:

The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).  The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities.

Host Institution(s):

University of Sydney in Australia

Level/Fields of study:

Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program in all research disciplines (but would depend on Faculty)

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students.

Eligibility:

The USydIS is available to students commencing in both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3).  For details on Scholarship Selection, please refer to the Supplementary information for research scholarship applicants.

Application instructions:

No separate application for a USydIS Scholarship is necessary. Students must indicate that they would like to be considered for the USydIS by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application form.   To be considered for the award, completed applications MUST be received by the Admissions Office by:

  • – 31 July of the previous year for Research Period 2 (March) commencement
  • – 15 December of the previous year for Research Period 3 (July) commencement

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.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/international_postgraduate_scholarships.shtml#usi

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships

University of Manitoba
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: varies (annual)
Study in: Canada
Course starts 2016/2017

Brief description:

The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are merit-based awards that are open to students of any nationality who will be registered as full-time graduate students (Masters or PhD) at the University of Manitoba.

Host Institution(s):

University of Manitoba, Canada

Field(s) of study:

Any graduate degree programs offered by the University  (except those in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration – MBA).

Target group:

All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The value of these fellowships is $18,000 (Ph.D.) and is $14,000 (Master’s) for a 12 month period.  Students are eligible to receive the UMGF for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program.

Eligibility:

Academic standing: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Masters, Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral degree. Please use admissions criteria in calculating GPA, i.e., last 60 credit hours or equivalent.

Citizenship: All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply.

Fields of study: Students in all fields of graduate study (with the exception of those in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration [MBA]) are eligible to apply.

You must also meet the specific eligibility criteria set by the Department/Faculty, if any.

Application instructions:

Please check with your department/faculty for details on how to be considered for a UMGF. Deadline varies per faculty.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/funding/585.html

Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

Heinrich Boll Foundation
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 Mar (annual)
Study in:  Germany
Next course starts 2017

Brief description:

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards some scholarships to international students who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany who wish to study a Masters or PhD Degree in Germany.

Host Institution(s):

State or state-recognized Universities  in Germany

Level/Field(s) of study:

The scholarships are towards Masters Degree or PhD Degree in all subjects offered at state or state-recognised universities in Germany

For EU students, Master’s Degree courses at state or state-recognised universities in Switzerland and other EU member states are possible.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

The scholarship program allots scholarships to international students, both EU and non-EU, who are not educated in Germany.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Masters Studies:
Non-EU students: €750 per month plus various individual allowances; tuition fees are in certain cases possible in Germany.
EU students: varies, max. €649 plus €300 book money per month; tuition fees not possible in Germany but possible to a limited extent in other countries.

The scholarship is awarded for the regular period of study, may be extended by one semester.

PhD Studies:
Non-EU students: €1000 per month plus €100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances; tuition fees are not possible.
EU students: €1350 per month basic scholarship plus €100 per month research costs allowance; tuition fees are not possible in Germany but possible to a limited extent in other countries.

The scholarship is awarded for two years as a rule, may be extended twice at most by half a year.

Eligibility:

International Master students who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany:

• You may apply before commencing your Masters programme or at any time up to the end of the first semester of the Masters programme.

• Applicants must have completed a first degree. Proof of first professional qualification must be provided

International Doctoral students who earned the university entrance qualification outside Germany:

• The applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state or state-recognised university in Germany. Proof of admission, as a rule in Germany, must be included with the application.

• By the application date, preliminary work must have been completed and a valid timetable for completion must be submitted.

• PhD subjects related to focal points of the Foundation’s activities will be given priority.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

For details of application requirements and procedures, please consult information sheet A 1-1 (“scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate students”, PDF) or A 2-1 (“scholarship application for doctoral studies”). The online application portal closes on 1 March at the latest.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.boell.de/en/scholarships-application

Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

Australian Government
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: varies, April-Oct (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2017/2018

Brief description:

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.

Host Institution(s):

Participating Universities in Australia

Level/Field of study:

Masters by research degree or Doctorate Degree offered by participating Universities in Australia.

Number of Awards:

Around 330 are awarded annually.

Target group:

International students of all countries (except New Zealand).

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs for scholarship holders, and health cover costs for their dependents. The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a research masters degree or three years for a research doctorate degree. 

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for an IPRS, the applicant must be an international student (except New Zealand) and commencing full-time enrolment in a higher degree by research at an eligible university in Australia. The basic eligibility criteria for an IPRS are listed in section 3.10.1 of theCommonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2012.

Application instructions:

Applications for a scholarship need to be made directly to participating Universities. Students need to approach the scholarship office at their chosen university for direction about the process to apply for an IPRS and key deadline dates.  The deadline varies per university but is around April-October each year.

It is important to read the Frequently Asked Questions and visit the website of the University where you intend to apply and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://education.gov.au/international-postgraduate-research-scholarships