JOINT JAPAN WORLD BANK Scholarship for Developing Countries

World Bank Scholarships for Developing Countries/Nations 2012-2013 (  Public Policy and Taxation )

The primary motivation for the establishment of the PPT program stems from the belief that the absence of well-structured tax laws and functioning taxation systems is one of the major factors hindering economic development in developing countries. Prompted by this conviction, the Graduate School of Economics, in collaboration with Japan’s National Tax Agency and the World Bank, has developed a special graduate program tailored to the needs of students from developing countries who are currently working in the field of tax administration and related areas.

The World Bank annually awards five scholarships to the PPT program. The first level of screening of candidates will be done at Yokohama National University. The final decision regarding scholarship recipients will be made by the World Bank.

World Bank Scholarship

The scholarship covers a monthly allowance of JPY170,000 (the amount is subject to change), and a round-trip air ticket to Japan plus a travel allowance of JPY60,000. The monthly stipend is intended to cover living, commuting and other incidental expenses during the student’s study period. The next scholarship program runs from April 2012 to March 2014. This cannot be changed under any circumstances. In addition, the scholarship covers tuition, entrance examination and admission fees. Travel expenses for some program-sponsored field trips are also included.

Eligibility

Applicants should:
1. be between the age of 25 and 45;
2. be nationals of a World Bank borrowing member country;
3. be mid-career professionals in public service;
4. be of good character, a team player and active in extracurricular activities;
5. hold, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a development-related field; and
6. have at least four years of recent full-time professional experience in a field related to economic development or public policy, in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country

The following applicants are NOT eligible:
1. those currently pursuing a Master’s or PH.D. program in industrialized countries;
2. those who have had one or more years of training/studies and/or residency in an industrialized country;
3. permanent residents/nationals of industrialized countries;
4. Executive Directors, their Alternates, and staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) including consultants, as well as their close relatives.)

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who:
1. are 35 years old or younger,
2. are currently holding an official position in the field of tax administration,
3. can receive an official leave of absence during the period of study,
4. are planning to return to the equivalent position (including the current one) in their home country after s/he completes the program,
5. are recommended by appropriate government agencies,
6. submitted GRE scores.

Application Requirements

The following are the documents to be submitted in addition to the application form:
1. English proficiency: Each applicant must demonstrate a proficiency in English sufficient for undertaking instruction in that language. In this regard, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 for the paper-based, 213 for the computer based, 79 for the internet based or IELTS score of 6.0 is required for entrance into the program. The only documents we accept are official TOEFL scores sent directly by Educational Testing System (ETS) or official IELTS sores sent directly by British Council. Please refer to the TOEFL webpage or the IELTS webpage where you can obtain information regarding the examination. The institution code for Yokohama National University for TOEFL is 0410. Choose 84 (economics) as the department code. The only exception is the case in which the primary language of instruction at the applicant’s undergraduate institution is English. In this case, you must include an official letter obtained from the university confirming this information. In any event, those applicants who do submit TOEFL or IELTS scores will be given priority in the selection process. We do NOT accept copies of TOEFL and IELTS scores directly sent by applicants, the results of the TOEFL institutional exam, or any other exams conducted by private agencies.
2. Two letters of recommendation: One must be from a supervisor at your workplace, and the other must be from a faculty member of the university from which you obtained your bachelor’s degree. Letters of recommendation must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the reference.
3. Official academic transcript: Only an official transcript in a sealed envelope issued by your university or school will be accepted.
4. Statement of purpose (1,200 words or less): Be concise and specific in preparing your statement, giving information which will aid the selection committee in evaluating your potential for completing the program. Use the form provided with the application form, attaching an additional sheet if needed. Please type.

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Africa MBA Scholarship | MBA Scholarship for Africa

Africa MBA Scholarship | MBA Scholarship for Africa | MBA Scholarship for students from African countries 2012-2013

Alma Graduate School (Università di Bologna) and the Foundation for World Wide Cooperation are pleased to announce the Africa Scholarship Program for the Academic Year 2011-­-2012. This Program aims to facilitate the participation of 10 young bright talents from Africa wishing to pursue an MBA and contribute to the social and economic development of their Continent.
Each of the 10 Scholarships includes:
• 100% cover of tuition fees (€27,000)
• grant up to € 10,000 to cover travel to Italy and living costs in Bologna during the MBA
program

Candidates need to be citizens of an African Country, hold an undergraduate university degree, be proficient in English and have 2 years of qualified professional experience. Beneficiaries will be asked to sign a letter of understanding about the importance of repatriation and contribution to economic and social development of Africa.
“Our goal is to create new young leaders who are able to understand the new multi-polar world and to develop successful business relations throughout the globe. – said Prof. Massimo Bergami, Dean of Alma Graduate School- In this perspective, we are forming MBA classes in which students can have a truly multi-cultural experience that mirrors the complexity of the World in the XXI Century. For us, it would be a great honor and a source of fruitful interaction among students to accept Candidates from Africa who match our admission requirements. For our business partners, we believe that African MBA graduates will provide effective opportunities to manage their businesses in Africa.”

The MBA of the Alma Graduate School – University of Bologna is a 1st level Master’s degree program. The program lasts for one year (full time attendance) and is delivered in the English language. The first part of the MBA (core courses) is shared among its six concentrations, which are: A) Food and Wine, B) Global Industrial Enterprises, C) Green Energy D) Banking and Finance, E) Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods, E) Brazil-Europe Business Relations. In addition to the teaching activities, other learning opportunities will be carried out in the field, in Italy or abroad, through internships in businesses or operative research projects.

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Scholarship for Pakistani Students

International scholarship for Pakistani Students | Students from pakistan to study in Germany 2012-2013

Within the Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Brandt School a specialisation in Conflict Studies and Management (CSM) is offered as a selective track. The MPP is a two-year, practice-oriented degree programme taught in English and designed for students seeking a career in the public or non-profit sector. During their course of studies, students learn to understand the theoretical underpinnings of political processes and develop critical, analytical and practical abilities. For this purpose, the core curriculum combines quantitative and qualitative approaches to public policy-analysis with elements dedicated to the advancement of personal skills and systematic practical training.

The specialisation in CSM provides students with a sound theoretical basis for analysing contemporary conflicts and developing policy responses to them. Furthermore, it conveys practical skills to assess policy interventions critically and develop approaches to conflict resolution.

Thus, in line with the special focus of a public policy school, the Brandt School looks at conflict studies and management with a special interest in how policy-making and public policy as a research perspective (discipline) need to be re-thought in the context of conflict management and post-conflict reconstruction efforts. In particular, the role of governments, international actors and NGOs as policy-makers in conflict areas, fragile states and war-torn countries will be considered in the CSMP.

The MPP specialising in CSM is designed for students with an academic background in international relations, political sciences and the wider social or human sciences with a proven interest or practical experience in the fields of post-conflict-management and reconstruction, peace building, institutional development and governance, regional security (esp. developing frameworks for regional security architectures), conflict resolution or terrorism.

The MPP specialising in CSM

  • Provides a coherent overview of conflict studies and conflict management theory and practice;
  • Provides different theoretical frameworks that may be used to organise historical knowledge and interpret contemporary policy-making;
  • Examines theories and models of state-, institution-, and peace-building, and evaluates attempts to manage, resolve, or transform conflicts;
  • Provides an ambitious example of the manner in which the multi-disciplinary approach of public policy associated with conflict studies can overcome the limitations of studying conflict through any single disciplinary lens.

Master’s Scholarships

The Master’s Scholarships are awarded for the normal duration of the Master’s course (2 years) with an additional German language course of generally 6 months before the beginning of studies. All scholarships will initially be awarded for a maximum of 12 months and can be extended for another year upon application.

DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 €. The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany. In addition, DAAD grants an appropriate travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases rent subsidies and / or family allowances.

The scholarship holders will be exempted from tuition fees. They will be offered special tutoring at the Brandt School, and there is the possibility of further activities.

Application Requirements

Applications are open to candidates from countries in the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Africa and Latin America (List of countries).

At the time of their application, applicants for a CSMP Master’s scholarship must

  • have completed their studies with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (excellent or very good) in one of the following areas: International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies/War Studies, International Law, Area Studies, Political Sciences with concentrations in conflict studies or conflict regions. Highly qualified applicants with different academic backgrounds who demonstrate at least two years practical experience in the field are also eligible.
  • have excellent knowledge of English; please provide evidence of this by submission of appropriate language certificates (e.g. TOEFL: 550/213/80); knowledge of German is advantageous, but not required.
  • in general have completed their Bachelor’s degree in the last six years.
  • two years professional experience would be an asset.
  • Applicants cannot be considered if they have been in Germany for more than one year at the time of application.

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Scholarship at Harvard University 2012-2013

Scholarships available at Harvard University 2012-2013 | Harvard University Scholarships

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

Terms

The competition for these awards is open only to recent Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a Ph.D. should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before becoming Academy Scholars; those in possession of a Ph.D. longer than 3 years are ineligible.

Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes.

Post-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $56,000, and pre-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.

Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.

How to Apply

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MBA Scholarships for International Students ( Singapore )

MBA scholarships for international students to study in Singapore

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Who is eligible?

You are eligible for this scholarship if you are an international student seeking admission to pursue a full-time MBA programme at NTU.

Eligibility criteria

  • Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply
  • Selection is based on the your scholastic achievements as well as financial circumstances and other relevant factors
  • You should not be on paid employment or accept paid employment or concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary or top-up allowance during the prescribed period of the award

Coverage

Coverage of tuition fees for up to 4 trimesters.

Bond

There is no bond attached to the scholarship.

Application procedure

You can apply for this scholarship when you are filling in your application form.

  • Application forms may be obtained from the MBA Office when applications for the MBA programme open in October each year.
  • Application for the scholarship should be submitted to the MBA Office together with the application for admission to the MBA programme.
  • For enquiries, please contact the MBA office at nbsmba@ntu.edu.sg

Research work and duties

As a recipient of the scholarship, you may be called upon to assist in some administrative or research work of not more than 5 hours per week

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ERASMUS MUNDUS Master’s programme in Industrial Ecology

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Industrial Ecology is an emerging interdisciplinary field combining natural, technical and social sciences in a systems view at scale levels from the global to the local. Its core concept is the analogy between processes in nature (biosphere) and processes in society (techno-sphere). Evolution has resulted in a highly efficient use of materials and energy in biosphere systems: waste from one process is a resource for another. In today’s society, resources are exploited, producing unusable waste streams and release of pollutants to soil, water, and air, leading to complex sustainability problems. Society might take lessons from the biosphere to solve these problems.

The MIND programme (ERASMUS MUNDUS Master’s programme in Industrial Ecology) is a new two-year programme with 120 ECTS, offering a unique Industrial Ecology education for 15 Third-country and 10 EU students per edition. Those 25 students can study at two or three universities of the MIND consortium, representing seven universities.

The objective of the MIND programme is to train students

  • to conduct industrial ecology analyses of such complex sustainability problems,
  • to design industrial ecology solutions for these problems and
  • to develop implementation strategies for those solutions identified.

Therefore, MIND is in the heart of the EU needs of the “Europe 2020 strategy”, because due to the current sustainability problems and imminent EU and global transitions in energy systems, food systems etc. there is a great need for Industrial Ecology trained persons that have a grasp of the complexities of the field of sustainable development.

Scholarships

For study year 2011/12, nine Category A and eight Category B students plus one student from the region “Turkey/West Balkan states” can be awarded by the European Commission with a scholarship; i.e. there will be 18 scholarships for 25 students. For details of that scholarship, please see the following table from the Erasmus Mundus Programme Guide.

 
Category A scholarhips


Category B scholarhips

Contribution to travel,
installation and any other
type of costs
€ 8,000 € 3,000 – only, if a mobility
period to a third country is included
Maximum contribution to
participation costs
(including insurance coverage)
€ 4,000 / semester € 2,000 / semester

Monthly allowance
€ 1,000 / month € 500 / month

 

How to apply

There is a twofold application process for the MIND programme. The first step is sending a letter with specific appendices, see the following, please:

1) If you meet the requirements, please send the following items by mail:

  • Certified copy of your Bachelor’s Degree (in case it is not in English, a certified English translation has to be enclosed)
  • Transcript of records from your study including a list of courses and grades achieved
  • Copy of your passport
  • For non-native English speakers: Evidence of proficiency in English language
  • Two letters of reference by scholars/academics, that are staff members of the university, where you have been awarded with your Bachelors degree
  • Signed motivation letter (minimum two, maximum three A4 pages)
  • Your E-Mail address

Please send all of those items mentioned above (no originals!) to:

University of Graz
Buero fuer Int. Beziehungen (BIB)
- Erasmus Mundus MIND -
Universitaetsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Austria / Europe

Deadline is 9 January 2011 (postmark)

2) After the University of Graz has received your letter, it will check all items and in case that everything is okay you will be invited by E-Mail for the second step of the application process.

This will include:

• Filling in an application form (with your personal data, language skills, employment record if available)

• CV with all details on your visited higher education institutions

• Your needs for housing (coming alone, with partner, family…)

• Your (potential) application for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship

• The indication of your first and second preference for the EU university for your first study year; your first, second and third preference for the universities chosen for your third and fourth semester

• Any additional information you want to present (e.g. on potential publications, posters, conference talks; etc.)

It is planned to finish this second step and therefore the whole application process by 15 February 2011.
Successful applicants will be informed at latest by 28 February 2011.

However, the final approval of selected MIND students and scholarships awarded will be done by the European Commission in April 2011.

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  Source: http://www.emmind.eu/

European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis

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The European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis aims at providing a high quality education in designing and assessing public policies targeted to the agricultural and food sector as well as the rural environment.  This European Master responds to the increasing need to better understand and anticipate the various and often complex socio-economic and environmental effects of these policies either in a functioning market economy as in the European Union or in economies in a development or transition phase.  The European Master offers a two-year academic curriculum with integrated and advanced theoretical, methodological and empirical courses in economics and quantitative methods as well as in agricultural, food and environmental sciences, agricultural and trade policy, environmental and natural resource policy, rural development policy and agribusiness management and market analysis.  To connect theory and methodology to practice, a problem solving project is developed and presented as a master thesis at the end of the two-year curriculum.

The European Master is jointly organised by five leading European educational and research institutions:  the Corvinius University of Budapest (CUB) in Hungary, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Sweden, the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (UBonn) in Germany, the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain.  These five partner universities are recognised worldwide for the quality of their educational programme and scientific achievements in agricultural, environmental and economic sciences.  The required 120 ECTS credit points are structured into three blocks:  a minimum of two semesters of studies (55 ECTS) at a first partner university, as well as two semesters of studies (60 ECTS) at a second partner university, and two joint summer schools (5 ECTS) at partner universities.  The language of instruction and examination is English for most of the courses in three partner universities while it is either French at UCL or Spanish at UPC for most of the courses.  The Master degree is awarded as a double degree from the two home and host universities.

Recipients of this European Master are qualified to understand the fundamentals of public policies oriented to the agricultural and food sector, rural areas and natural resources, develop and use quantitative methods to perform rigorous socio-economic and environmental assessment of these public policies, and provide sound and relevant policy recommendations for a more sustainable development of this sector and rural areas.  They are qualified to take responsibilities in international, national and regional agencies, non-governmental organisations, consultancy firms, professional organisations and private companies.

This European Master is accessible to candidates holding a bachelor degree or a recognized equivalent academic degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS or 3 years university study from an accredited institution, with sufficient undergraduate training in economics and agricultural or environmental sciences, with an excellent scholastic average, and with fluency in English but also French or Spanish if attending either UCL or UPC respectively.

Main area: Social sciences (including economics), cultural sciences
Second area: Agricultural and forestry sciences
Third area: Geography, earth and environmental studies

At the end of the course, graduated students will be awarded a double degree.

Student scholarships

  • Erasmus Mundus scholarships for non-European students (Category A)

The Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union awards a limited number of individual scholarships to non-European applicants to the European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis. When non-European candidates apply for admission to the AFEPA European Master, they can also apply for this scholarship programme using the same application form.  If non-European candidates applying for this scholarship programme are admitted to the AFEPA European Master but are not offered an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, then admitted candidates cover the tuition fees and all other expenses with funding from an alternative scholarship programme or private sources.

For a non-European applicant, the scholarship amounts to:

a total contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs € 8,000
a contribution to cover the tuiton fees of the European Master € 3,000 per semester
a monthly allowance € 1,000 per month

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Eiffel scholarships 2011-2012 for Masters and PhD

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship programme in January 1999 to support French centres of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and PhD courses.

2011/2012 Session timetable
•Application forms put online: 27 September 2010
•Deadline for reception of applications by Égide: 7 January 2011
•Announcement of results: week of 21 March 2011
Contact
Égide – Programme Eiffel
28 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles
75010 Paris
Contact us

You will be in contact with Égide, which is responsible for managing and monitoring your scholastic stay in France, for the duration of your grant. In order to become familiar with your rights and obligations, we invite you to review the practical details that follow. Feel free to contact Égide if you need further information.

I – YOUR GRANT
1/ Duration of Eiffel scholarship
Master’s course :

•The Eiffel scholarship is granted to cover a set number of months in order to help prepare and pass the diploma, provided students have met the academic obligations for each academic year.

•Excluding language training, where applicable, the scholarship runs for up to 12 months for a master’s 2 course, up to 24 months for a master’s 1 course and up to 36 months for an engineering diploma course.

•A preliminary language training course of two month maximum duration can be paid for non French- speaking students at the request of the French host training institution in order to allow them to adjust to the training course in the best conditions. Students will receive their Eiffel allowances during this period.

•The centre submitting the application must clearly state the overall programme duration, including any compulsory practical components in France or elsewhere.
PhD course :

•Eiffel scholarships are granted for a period of up to ten months.

•Language instruction simultaneous with the main course may be available for the disciplines of law and political science, on request from the French host centre. It is not available for science and economics courses.

•Split courses: If approved by the selection commission, law and political science students may split the ten months into a maximum of three sessions lasting three to four months, over a maximum of three years, with students returning to their countries of origin between sessions.

•Centres are invited to inform Égide immediately of any event liable to delay graduation.

2/ Amount of Eiffel scholarship
•The Eiffel programme does not cover tuition fees, though the higher education centres concerned are invited to apply the best possible financial conditions to Eiffel scholarship-holders.

•Enrolment fees at state-run higher education centres are waived for students on French government scholarship programmes such as this.

•Master’s courses : Eiffel scholarship-holders on Master’s courses receive an allowance of €1,181. In addition, the programme meets various expenses including return trip, health insurance and cultural activities. Scholarship-holders might also be eligible for additional accommodation allowance.

•PhD courses: Eiffel scholarship-holders on PhD courses receive an allowance of €1,400. In addition, the programme meets various expenses including return travel (single return trip for law and political science students on multiple stays), health insurance and cultural activities. Scholarship-holders might also be eligible for additional accommodation allowance.

•Payment: The grant is paid monthly by bank/postal transfer into a French account opened by the grantholder at the start of the course. Bank account details should be notified to Égide.

II – OTHER SERVICES
1 – Supplemental housing allowance
•Private accommodation: If you are accommodated outside of the university residences, in a place of residence that has been chosen by our services, you can benefit, at your request, from an additional housing allowance. You will just need to show the receipt for rent payment, mentioning your name and address, as well as your landlord’s name and address.

•Amount of housing allowance: The amount of allowance, whatever your “académie” ( local education authority) , has been set at 115,00 euros per month.

•Special case of students of Paris and the Paris region: since October 1st, 2003, the students who have been accommodated by Egide in an approved and registered residence cannot benefit any longer from the 115,00 euros housing allowance. Indeed, their rent is partly subsidized by the Eiffel program. The amount of this support varies depending on the residence.

•Suspension of housing allowance: If you enroll in an educational establishment abroad and do not retain your housing in France, payment of the housing allowance is suspended.
2 – Travel
Journey to France:
•The journey to France is financed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for scholarship holders residing outside France at the time of selection. Travel ticket issue is handled solely by Égide.

•Special case: For PhD students in law and political science, authorized upon selection to split their scholarship across several stays in France, a single return trip will be financed.
Holiday journeys are not financed.
Return trip:
•The return trip is financed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and arranged by Égide to precise rules. Details should be sought from Égide several months before your departure.

•Entitlement to repatriation runs for one year after the end of your course.
3 – Study or long-stay research stays outside France for scholarship holders on master’s or engineering courses
•The Eiffel scholarship may finance one trip outside France if compulsory for obtaining the qualification for which the scholarship was granted. An application should be submitted by the student, along with a covering leter from the course coordinator giving the following details:

◦The reason for the travel;
◦The place of study or research (name and address of the host organization, name of the party in charge at the organization);
◦The duration of the stay (exact departure and return dates).

•Important: Compulsory mobility to the country of origin of the scholarship holder will lead to a suspension of both grant and additional allowances.

•Internships: only compulsory internships required for obtaining the diploma may be covered under the Eiffel scholarship.

◦Before the course starts you should produce a motivated letter from the host centre specifying the duration, location and remuneration.
◦For remunerated internships, payment of your allowance during the internship will depend on the amount of remuneration you receive. You will be asked to produce a copy of the internship agreement with the host centre, indicating the amount of the remuneration. If you fail to produce this, Égide may suspend your allowance.
III – HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Coverage under students’ health insurance scheme:
•If you meet the following conditions
◦You are under the age of 28 on October 1 of the current academic year; and
◦You are enrolled in an institution of higher education approved by the health insurance system,
◦Then you must join the students’ health insurance plan; you will be exempt from paying health insurance premiums.
•In addition, it is mandatory that you enroll in a students’ mutual insurance plan. Égide will reimburse you for up to EUR240 of the cost of the “Médiane” coverage of SMEREP upon presentation of documentation in proof of the premium paid for the year in progress.

•If you do not meet the conditions for membership in the students’ health insurance plan, you will be covered directly by Égide, which will give you all the information you need about health insurance coverage and the procedure to follow in the event of an illness.

Coverage by Égide:
•Égide’s health insurance coverage is strictly personal and does not extend to your family.
In the event of hospitalization:
• Your main monthly allowance and additional housing allowance will be kept up for the first two months in hospital.

•During the next two months, the main allowance is halved and the housing allowance kept up.

•From the fifth month, allowance payments are examined on case by case.
IV – YOUR OBLIGATIONS
THOUGH YOU HAVE RIGHTS, YOU ALSO HAVE OBLIGATIONS:

•Eiffel grants are awarded for a course of study whose purpose and duration are determined in advance.

•Eiffel grant holders are obliged to attend and to participate in all the activities of their educational program, and in particular to sit for all examinations and to comply with all the rules and requirements of the school in which the grant holder is enrolled.

•The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reserves the right to suspend payment of the grant if the grant holder engages in activities that are incompatible with the objectives of the Eiffel program.

•Scholarship-holders on Master’s courses should provide Égide with an enrolment certificate for the current year, at the start of each university year.

•Scholarship-holders on Master’s courses should inform Égide of all internships, practical courses and journeys outside France.

•Égide is eager to help you during your stay. Do not hesitate to contact us concerning any problems you may encounter (health-related, academic, etc.).
V – RECREATION AND LEISURE
Égide offers:

•Weekend outings, so that you can relax for a day or two, meet other grant holders and explore a French city or region;

•”Exchange and discovery” tours, scheduled during university vacation periods and lasting from 8 to 10 days. These trips explore the tourist and cultural attractions of a French region, in a warm and informal atmosphere;

•Athletic, recreational and leisure opportunities;

•Shows, to give you a glimpse of French cultural life, through a selection of theatre plays, concerts, ballets and variety shows;

Application Deadline : 11 January 2011

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