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Singapore International Graduate Award

Singapore Government
PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 Jan/1 June 2017 (annual)
Study in:  Singapore
Next course starts Aug 2017/Jan 2018

Brief description:

SINGA is an award given to international students with excellent academic undergraduate and/or master’s results, and strong interest in doing research leading to a doctorate (PhD) in Science and Engineering at a Singapore University.

Host Institution(s):

The students can choose to do their research work mainly at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Field of study:

PhD Progams in Science and Engineering

Number of Awards:

About 240 per year

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The award provides financial support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including full tuition fees, monthly stipend, settlement allowance, and airfare grant.

Eligibility:

•  Open to all international students
•  Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
•  Good skills in written and spoken English
•  Good reports from academic referees

Application instructions:

Applications are done online. Deadline for August 2017 intake was 1 January 2017. Deadline for January 2018 intake is 1 June 2017.

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:  https://www.a-star.edu.sg/singa-award/

University of Otago International Research Master’s Scholarship

University of Otago
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Oct 2016
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

The University of Otago International Master’s Award provides funding to support international Master’s students studying at the University of Otago.   Research Master’s scholarships support students during the thesis part of a research Master’s degree.

Host Institution(s):

University of Otago, New Zealand

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible thesis-based Masters Programme under the following divisions: Commerce/School of Business, Health Science, Humanities, Sciences.

Number of Scholarships:

Only 4 – 1 per each division

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

NZ$13,000 stipend per annum, international tuition fees waiver (excludes student services fee and insurance)

Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

•  obtaining their first Master’s qualification
•  international students
•  undertaking a thesis-based Master’s

Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research. Due to the limited number of these scholarships, applicants require very good grades to be successful.  The University only recommends applying if your grades in the later years of your degree are at A or A+ level.

Application instructions:

Funding has already been awarded for 2016. If you wish to apply for funding for 2017, please ensure your application has been submitted no later than 1 October 2016.

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.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships/database/search/otago014691.html

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

New Zealand Government
PhD Degree

Deadline: 30 Aug 2017 (annual)
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts 2017/2018

Brief description:

The NZIDRS, funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, provides scholarships for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university.

Host Institution(s):

New Zealand Universities: AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington

Level/Field(s) of study:

Relevant PhD Degree Programme in any discipline offered by participating Universities in New Zealand

Number of Scholarships:

About 8 awards

Target group:

International students who are not citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The NZIDRS covers the following for a TOTAL of three years: university tuition fees and associated student levies, an annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax-free), and medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually.

Eligibility:

You must meet ALL five eligibility criteria. These criteria are non-negotiable.

  1. You 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. You must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  3. If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 1 July 2016
  4. You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  5. You must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Application instructions:

Please visit the Study In New Zealand webpage to apply for this scholarship. Deadline is 30 August 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: APPLY for the NZIDRS ONLY if you meet ALL eligibility criteria, if you can provide ALL required documents by the deadline, or  if your proposed research clearly aligns with the selection criteria.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/scholarships/501047/new-zealand-international-doctoral-research-scholarships-nzidrs

Westminster Disaster Regeneration Scholarship

University of Westminster
Masters Degree

Deadline: 4 May 2017 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Disaster Regeneration Scholarship is open to international students from a developing country/region affected by a recent natural or man-made disaster. The intention of this scholarship is to aid in the regeneration of the affected country/region and you must make the case for how your chosen course will facilitate in this regeneration.

Host Institution(s):

University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study:

Any full-time Master’s Degree Programme offered at the University except MBA

Number of Awards:

1

Target group:

International students from a disaster struck developing country or region

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Full tuition fee award, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Eligibility:

You must be an international student from a disaster struck developing country or region and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree at the University. The main criteria are: Equivalent to a UK First Class Honours degree, financial need and development potential.

Application instructions:

You should only apply for a scholarship once you have applied for admission and successfully been offered a place (either conditional or unconditional) on the course you wish to study.  To apply for a scholarship you will need to complete the relevant scholarship application form and submit supporting documents. The deadline for applications is 4 May 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.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/disaster-regeneration-scholarship

ESED Scholarships for Sustainable Energy Development Studies

Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
Masters Degree

Deadline: 10 Mar 2017 (annual)
Study in: Any Country*
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

The purpose of the ESED scholarship is to support outstanding students pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject.

Host Institution(s):

*Any approved academic institution around the world

Level/Field of study:

Master’s Programmes in areas directly related to sustainable energy development

Number of Awards:

Up to ten master’s scholarships will be awarded annually.

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/duration:

Scholarships of US$ 23,000 per year for up to two years are offered for master’s level students.

Eligibility:

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership considers an outstanding student to be one who:

  • • graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of her/his class
  • • is determined to advance her/his knowledge and understanding
  • • has a history of community involvement
  • • is committed to sustainable energy
  • • is committed to return and contribute to her/his home country

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must:

  • • plan to undertake studies at the master’s level in areas directly related to sustainable energy development
  • • be citizens of the developing countries and territories identified for OECD official development aid in the DAC List of ODA Recipients as of 2016

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Applications should be submitted together with required documents using the ESED Online Scholarship Application System. Please note that applications sent by e-mail or mail will no longer be accepted.  Deadline is 10 March 2017 however you are strongly encouraged to submit your file as early as possible.

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.globalelectricity.org/en/index.jsp?p=79

Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarships at University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield
Masters Degree

Deadline: 29 April 2016 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts Sept 2016

Brief description:

The University of Sheffield, in collaboration with the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and the Sheffield Institute for International Development, is now able to offer 12 scholarships (over 3 years) targeted at international students from developing countries for a number of courses that are affiliated with the Sheffield Institute for International Development.

Host Institution(s):

Sheffield Institute for International Development, University of Sheffield, UK

Level/Fields of study:

• MA Cities and Global Development
MA International Development
• MSc in Environmental Change and International Development
MPH in International Development
MA in Globalisation and Development
MA in Global Justice
MA in International Relations
MSc in International Social Change and Policy

Number of Awards:

4 scholarships are available for 2016

Target group:

International students from developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each scholarship offers a a full tuition fee waiver, maintenance for University accommodation, and a monthly stipend.

Eligibility:

  1. You must hold an offer for one of the eligible courses (see above) to study at the University of Sheffield in 2016 by Friday 29th April 2016.
  2. You must be classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  3. You must be self-funded to receive this award, i.e. not funded by a research council, government, private enterprise, charity or any similar organisation.
  4. This scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other funding awards, either from the University of Sheffield or external sources.
  5. Your mode of attendance must be full time.
  6. You must begin your studies at the University of Sheffield in 2016. This scholarship cannot be deferred.
  7. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully meeting any condition(s) attached to your offer before the deadline provided by the Admissions Service.
  8. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully receiving a visa to study at the University in September 2016.
  9. You must be a national of, or permanently domiciled, in one of the eligible developing countries or territories as listed at the official website.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You will be automatically considered for the scholarship if you are a national of, or permanently domiciled in, one of the eligible countries or territories and if you receive an offer to study one of the eligible courses by Friday, 29 April 2016.

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://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/money/fergusonscholarship

EPFL Excellence Fellowships

EPFL
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Jan/15 April (annual)
Study in:  Switzerland
Next course starts September 2017

Brief description:

EPFL offers a limited number of fellowships at the Master’s level to students with outstanding academic records. Some of the fellowships are financed by EPFL directly and others through partnerships with foundations or companies.

Host Institution(s):

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Field of study:

Eligible Master’s Programme offered at University

Number of Awards:

Limited

Target group:

All students including international students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

For external applicants, the scholarship includes CHF 16’000 per academic year split into monthly payments (CHF 32’000 for a two-year Master’s or CHF 24’000 for a 1 1/2 year Master’s) and reservation of a room in student’s accommodation.

Note that accommodation, tuition fees, visa fees, etc. must be paid by the fellowship holder.

Eligibility:

Anyone applying to an EPFL Master’s Program is eligible for the scholarship. Anyone holding a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) in a related field from a recognized university can apply to one of the EPFL Masters Programs.

The selection of candidates and the granting of the fellowships is done based solely on the evaluation of the academic records of the candidates.

Application instructions:

The application is done via the same online form than your application to a Master’s program. It is however necessary to tick a box indicating that your profile should also be considered for an excellence fellowship. Applications can be filled online from  mid-November to the 15th of January, or from the 16th of January to the 15th of April.  Candidates who need a visa are strongly advised to apply by the January deadline.

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://master.epfl.ch/cms/site/master/lang/en/excellence-fellowships

ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships

ETH Zurich
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Dec 2016 (annual)
Study in: Switzerland
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programmes: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) and the Master Scholarship Programme (MSP).

Host Institution(s):

ETH Zurich in Switzerland

Field(s) of study:

Eligible Masters Degree Programme offered by the University

Number of Scholarships:

The number of annual scholarships depends on the availability of funds.

Target group:

National and International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.

The Master Scholarship consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 6,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The department can additionally provide a scholarship of CHF 1,500 – 3,000 per semester or offer an assistantship from the second semester onwards (with a payment of CHF 600 per month). The Master Scholarship Programme requires a financial contribution from the scholarship holder.

Both the Excellence and the Master scholarships begin when the student commences his or her Master’s degree and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters).

Eligibility:

The scholarship programmes are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. The prerequisite is a very good result in their Bachelor’s. Students must belong to the best 10 percent of their Bachelor’s programme.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You can only apply for an Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme or a Master Scholarship Programme if you, at the same time, apply for a Master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich (or if you, as an ETH Bachelor student, continue with a consecutive Master’s degree programme). The application deadline for Master programmes starting in 2017 is 15 December 2016.

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: https://www.ethz.ch/students/en/studies/financial/scholarships/excellencescholarship.html

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

Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 June/15 Sept 2016 (annual)
Study in:  China
Course starts Summer 2017

Brief description:

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Host Institution(s):

Tsinghua University in Beijing, China

Level/Fields of study:

Master’s Degree Programme in one of the following disciplines: Public Policy, Economic and Business, International Studies

Number of Awards:

The class that begins in summer 2017 will include 125 scholars, and the program will grow to include up to 200 students in coming years. About 45% of the first class will come from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world.

Target group:

All nationalities

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship covers tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, an in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend.

Eligibility:

Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.  Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by 1 August 2017 before orientation begins. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it will be important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Age Requirement.
Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of 1 August 2017.

English language proficiency.
Applicants must demonstrate strong English language skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. Acceptable test options are:

  • • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)
  • • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
  • • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

This requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least three years of the applicant’s academic program.

Read the complete eligibility criteria at this link.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

To apply, you must complete an online application form and submit required documents by the deadline. Applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao can apply online from 23 March to 15 June 2016. Applicants holding a passport from any other country, can apply from 15 April to 15 September 2016.

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://schwarzmanscholars.org/