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ENS International Selection Scholarships

École Normale Supérieure
ENS Diploma/Masters Degree

Deadline: 3 Feb 2017 (annual)
Study in: France
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

Each year, École Normale Supérieure (ENS) organizes an international selection allowing the most promising international students, either in Science or in Arts & Humanities, to follow a three-year Masters Degree at the University.

Host Institution(s):

École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France

Level/Field(s) of study:

Master’s Degree at ENS (or one of ENS’ partner institutions), as well as ENS Diploma (ranked as a master) in Science or Arts & Humanities 

Number of Scholarships:

10 for students in Sciences and 10 for students in Arts and Humanities

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/duration:

Monthly grant of 1,000 Euros for three years.

Eligibility:

• be younger than 25 when you apply (not have reached your 26th birthday),

•  apply for the international selection for the first time,

•  Not having lived in France for more than 10 months during the year of the application nor the year before.

•  justify you have validated at least one year of undergraduate studies in the year before the application

• justify you have validated at least two years of undergraduate studies in a foreign university, on September 1st, after the final jury.

As an exception, the Director of ENS could authorize the application of a candidate whose academic background outside France is not standard.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You must fill and validate the initial application form which will be available at the official website when the application opens. Within 2 days, you will receive an email to activate an account on Dematec, an application platform where you must upload the required documents. The application form and documents must be submitted before 3 February 2017.

It is important to read the International Selection FAQ 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.ens.fr/admission/selection-internationale/?lang=en

University of Geneva Excellence Masters Fellowships

University of Geneva
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 15 March 2017 (annual)
Study in:  Switzerland
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty.

Host Institution(s):

University of Geneva in Switzerland

Level/Field of study:

Masters of Science Programme in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics offered by the Faculty of Science.

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

All students including international students

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship value is CHF 10,000 to CHF 15,000 per year.  It is awarded for one year and extended for the regular duration of the chosen Master’s programme (three or four semesters) provided the applicant is academically successful at the end of his/her first semester of studies.

Eligibility:

The fellowships are open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months. Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You must submit the application form and supporting documents as a unique PDF file by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science before 15 March 2017.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.unige.ch/sciences/Enseignements/Formations/Masters/ExcellenceMasterFellowships_en.html

UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students

University of Lausanne
Masters Degree

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

 

Brief description:

The University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers the UNIL Master’s Grants on a competitive basis to international students who wish to pursue a Masters Degree at the University.

Host Institution(s):

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Level/Field(s) of study:

Candidates must choose a Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except the Master of Medicine, Master of Arts in Sciences and Practices of Education, Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne, Master of Law in Criminal Sciences, judiciary mention, Master of Science in Traceology and Crime Analysis, and all the MAS (3rd cycle programmes).

The grant may not be used for any complementary studies required to enroll on the Master’s degree and may not be used for EMBAs or Masters of Advanced studies.

Target group:

International students

Number of Scholarships:

Around 10

Scholarship value/duration:

The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme.

Eligibility:

•  The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university.

•  The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.

The grants are intended more particularly for students who distinguished themselves in their university studies and who have difficulty meeting their financial needs for the duration of the Master’s.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Candidates must complete the “UNIL Master’s Grant” application form and submit their application to UNIL’s Social Affairs and Student Mobility Service (SASME) before 15 December 2016.

It is important to read the UNIL Master’s Grants FAQs 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:  https://www.unil.ch/international/en/home/menuguid/futures-etudiantes/bourses-master-de-lunil.html

VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme for International Students

VU University Amsterdam
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017 (annual)
Study in: Netherlands
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective international students the unique opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Host Institution(s):

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Netherlands

Level/Field(s) of study:

English-taught Master’s Degree Programmes offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. VUFP scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs.

Eligibility:

The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a Merit scholarship programme for strongly motivated students with excellent study results. Eligible candidates must be able to prove their academic excellence, must be admitted to a English taught Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Students with the Dutch nationality and/or a Dutch degree (given that the Dutch degree is used for admission) are not eligible for admission.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Please note that you must have applied for the Master programme before you can apply for the VUFP scholarship.

Students must register for a Master’s programme in Studielink then you must submit your VUFP application with supporting documents in VUnet.  The deadline for applications is 1 February 2017.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.vu.nl/en/programmes/international-masters/scholarships-/fellowship/index.asp

University of Twente Scholarships (UTS)

University of Twente
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb/1 May 2017 (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente.

Two scholarships can be awarded to UTS recipients: Kipaji Scholarship and Professor de Winter Scholarship. These scholarships have additional requirements.

Host Institution(s):

Univesity of Twente, The Netherlands

Level/Field(s) of study:

Qualifying Master’s Programmes offered at the University (see official website for complete list)

Number of Scholarships:

Approximately 30

Target group:

International students from both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship value ranges from € 6,000 – € 25,000 for one year. In case of a two-year study programme, students can receive an additional UTS of an amount equal to that in the first year when they meet the process requirements for the UTS.

Eligibility:

To qualify for a UTS, candidates must fulfil all of the following requirements below:

· Your programme starts in September 2017

· You have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying UT graduate programmes (Please note: After completion of your application, it may take up to 8 weeks before you receive the results).

· You have not graduated from a UT graduate programme;

·  You have to include a motivation letter in your application (250 – 500 words), this motivation letter explains: (1) What you have studied in the past; (2) What goal you want to reach through your study at UT; (3) How you plan to receive this goal; (4) Why you particularly choose to study at the University of Twente;

·  You comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable).

·  You comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills.

·  You are not eligible for a Dutch study grant.

·  You have completed a pre-master at the University of Twente (if applicable).

·  You may already apply for a UTS even if you have to do a pre-master programme at the University of Twente first. However, you must complete your pre-master programme with a CGPA of 7.5 (out of 10) to be eligible for a UTS and comply with above mentioned requirements.

Application instructions:

Round 1 applications is now open. Round 2 applications will open 1 February 2017

In order to apply for this scholarship, you already need to be (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying Master programmes. Applications are done online. The deadline for Round 1 applications is 1 February 2017. The deadline for Round 2 applications is 1 May 2017.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/scholarship-finder/university-of-twente-scholarship/

Türkiye Graduate Scholarships for International Students

Turkish Government
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 17 Feb 2017 (annual)
Study in:  Turkey
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

Türkiye Scholarships are intended for candidates from all over the world who want to pursue Master and PhD studies in Turkey.

Host Institution(s):

Universities in Turkey

Level/Fields of study:

Masters or PhD Programmes in a wide range of fields of study offered at participating Turkish Universities

Target group:

International students.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship includes monthly allowance (300 USD for master and 400 USD for PhD), accommodation, tuition fees, 1-year Turkish language course, travel costs, and health insurance.

Eligibility:

• Candidates are required to meet the qualifications (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, DELF, YDS, ALES, etc.) set by the universities and departments that can be selected through the application system. Candidates who do not have the required documents will not be considered for the scholarship.

• Candidates who will apply for a master’s degree must be born not earlier than 01.01.1987, whereas candidates for PhD degree must be born not earlier than 01.01.1982.

• Candidates who will apply for Türkiye Scholarships must have graduated from an appropriate program with respect to the scholarship level they are applying for (e.g. have a university diploma if applying for a master program, or hold a master’s degree if applying for a PhD program), or be able to graduate at the end of the current academic year.

• Turkish citizens and those who have lost Turkish citizenship for any reason cannot apply for Türkiye Scholarships.

• Candidates cannot be currently enrolled in academic program in Türkiye at the level they will apply for.

• Candidates are expected to have a required degree of academic achievement with respect to the scholarship and program level they are applying for (you may find the academic achievement grades required by scholarship programs at www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr).

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Applications will only be accepted through the application system at the official website, where candidates will fill in the information and upload their documents as requested. There are no institutions or individuals authorized to perform applications for Türkiye Scholarships on behalf of candidates. Applications made by post or in person will not be accepted. Applications for Türkiye Scholarships will be accepted from 16 January-17 February 2017.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/index.php/en/haberler/799-2016-turkiye-burslari-basvurulari-basliyor-

Taiwan Government Scholarships for International Students

Government of Taiwan
Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 March (annual)
Study in:  Taiwan
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Taiwan Government through the Ministry of Education (MOE) offers Bachelors, Masters, and PhD  scholarships for international students who wants to study in Taiwan Colleges and Universities through the Taiwan Scholarship Program.

The program aims to encourage outstanding international students (excluding students from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding and friendship between Taiwan and countries around the world.

Host Institution(s):

See this link for a list of Colleges and Universities in Taiwan (Note: You must confirm with the University/College of your choice if they are participating in the scholarship program).

Field of study:

The scholarships cover a wide range of disciplines offered by Taiwan Universities and Colleges.

Target Group:

The scholarships are targeted to international students from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, USA and the rest of the world.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

(i) Tuition and payment of academic fees, including credit fee.

Upon validation of tuition and above fees, the MOE awards each recipient per semester up to NTD40,000. If the total amount of these fees should exceed NTD40,000, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by either the recipient, or the recipient’s college, whereas over NTD40,000 are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Tuition and academic fees do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, Internet access, all of which are payable by the recipients.

(ii) Subsistence allowance

The MOE offers each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD15,000; it offers each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD20,000.

The maximum period of each scholarship is four years for undergraduate programs, two years for master programs, and four years for doctorate programs. The maximum length of the total awards for each recipient undertaking a combination of studies is five years.

Eligibility:

(i) Applicants must be a foreign national with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), with an excellent academic record, and be of good moral character.

(ii) Applicants are ineligible if they meet the following criteria:

1. Are R.O.C. nationals or overseas Chinese students

2. Are already registered or have obtained student status at any university/college in Taiwan. Graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule.

3. Have already studied in Taiwan for the same level of degree as the one in which they currently intend to enroll.

4. Are exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and international universities/colleges.

5. Have been a recipient of the Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five years.

6. Have had, in the past, their Taiwan Scholarship or Huayu Enrichment Scholarship from the MOE revoked.

7. Are recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or education institutions in Taiwan. This excludes subsidies offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding the scholarship limit.

(iii) Applicants should apply directly for admission within the deadlines specified by each university/college listed in the “Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools” (see Appendix 1). Applications for admission outside of the universities/colleges participating in the Taiwan Scholarship Program are automatically disqualified and will not be returned.

Application instructions:

Scholarship applicants should apply directly for admission to Taiwan universities and colleges of their choice within their specified application deadlines.  For the application process, guidelines and forms, types of scholarship and quotas, selection criteria and deadlines, applicants should directly contact the relevant Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office, as early as possible or by 31 January each year.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must send all completed documents to the nearest Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office in his/her home country.  In principle, the yearly application period is from 1 February through 31 March. However, the actual application period will be in accordance with the general regulations of the local Taiwan Representative Offices.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/EngLawContent.aspx?Type=E&id=122

Chinese Government Scholarships-Bilateral Program for International Students

Chinese Government
Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: Jan-April 2017 (annual)
Study in:  China
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

Chinese Government Scholarship—Bilateral Program includes a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs between Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities and international organizations.  It supports undergraduate programs, master’s programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.

Host Institution(s):

Please check Directory of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program at www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org.

Field(s) of study:

Not specified

Target group:

Citizens of a country other than the People’s Republic of China

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Bilateral Program provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships.

Eligibility:

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

2. 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 instructions:

Applicants should consult to the dispatching authorities for overseas study in their home countries for the details and requirements of Bilateral Program and apply between January and early April. Please consult the dispatching authorities for the specific deadline of each year.

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

Contact information:

Please contact the  Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your region/country.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=3157

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

Eiffel Scholarships in France for International Students

French Government
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: before 6 Jan 2017 (annual)
Study in:  France
Course starts AY 2017-2018

Brief description:

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme was established by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enrol in their master’s and PhD courses.

The scholarship programme funds master’s courses lasting between 12 and 36 months and offers funding for PhD students to spend ten months in France through joint supervision or dual enrolment.

Host Institution(s):

French Universities and Academic Institutions

Level/Field(s) of study:

Master’s degree programme or in a PhD programme (under joint supervision or dual enrolment, in partnership with a foreign higher education establishment) in three main fields: engineering science at master’s level (science in the broadest sense at PhD level), economics and management and law & political sciences.

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

For Master’s level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150) and can be awarded for 12-36 months.  For PhD level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400 and is awarded for a maximum of ten months.

In addition, the programme meets various expenses including international return trip, social security cover, and cultural activities. Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions.

Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Programme.

Eligibility:

Nationality: This programme is reserved for candidates of non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.

Age: For master’s courses, candidates must be no older than 30 on the date of the selection committee meeting, 6 March 2017; at PhD level, candidates must be no older than 35 on the date of the selection committee meeting, 6 March 2017

Origin of applications: Only applications submitted by French educational establishments are accepted. These establishments undertake to enrol scholarship holders on the course for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by any other means shall not be considered. Furthermore, any candidate nominated by more than one establishment shall be disqualified.

Courses of study: Scholarships are for students wishing to enrol on a master’s course, including at an engineering school, and for PhD students. The Eiffel Programme does not apply to French-run master’s courses abroad, as non-PhD scholarship holders must complete at least 75% of their course in France. It does not apply to training under an apprenticeship contract or a professional training contract either.

Combination with other scholarships: Foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French government scholarship under another programme are not eligible, even if the scholarship in question does not include social security cover.

For Eiffel PhD Scholarship: Establishments may nominate a candidate who was previously awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level for a scholarship at PhD level. Candidates who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship once during their PhD cannot be awarded it for a second time. No application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study.

For Eiffel Master Scholarship:  No application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study. Students who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level are not eligible to re-apply at master’s level.

Language skills: When pre-selecting non-French-speaking candidates, establishments must make sure that their language skills meet the requirements of the relevant course of study.

Students undertaking a course of study abroad take priority over those already living in France.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Applications are not accepted from students directly. Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions. You must apply and meet the requirements of the French Higher Education Institution in order to be considered for the scholarship.  The deadline for applications to Campus France is 6 January 2017. Application deadline to participating French Institutions is earlier and falls around November-December 2016.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel