1000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES | 2012-2013

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’). We expect our scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.

Germany: Undergraduate Scholarship | Postgraduate Scholarship | Master Scholarship | PhD Scholarship

By 1 September 2012 applications can be handed in by:

A. Applicants for a student scholarship

Students of all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST university degree and who gained their university entrance qualification from a German school (‚Bildungsinländer_innen‘)

1. Student scholarship – general: 

  • Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters.

Special (but not exclusive) focus groups are:

  • First-generation students, students with a migrant background, or students from universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’).
  • Students in MINT study programmes (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, or technical subjects), especially with an environmental focus (e.g. environmental studies, climate studies, renewable energies etc.).

2. Student scholarship – journalism programme „Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus“

  • Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters.

B. Applicants for a doctoral scholarship (PhD)
1. Doctoral students of all subjects who gained their university entrance qualification in Germany and who wish to do their doctoral studies in Germany:

  • Applicants must provide proof that they have been accepted as a doctoral student by an institution of higher education in Germany or an EU country.
  • Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

2. Doctoral scholarships: Focus programme “Transformation Research”

  • Doctoral students from Germany and abroad who would like to apply for the focus programme”Transformation Research”.
  • Formal requirements like in paragraph B.1 or D.1.

By 1 March 2013 applications can be handed in by:

C. Applicants for a student scholarship

1. Students of all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST university degree and who gained their university entrance qualification from a German school (‘Bildungsinländer_innen‘)

1.1. Student scholarship – general: 

  • Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters.

Special (but not exclusive) focus groups are:

  • First-generation students, students with a migrant background, or students from universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’).
  • Students in MINT study programmes (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, or technical subjects), especially with an environmental focus (e.g. environmental studies, climate studies, renewable energies etc.).

Further information about 2012-2013 scholarship application, please click HERE

2012-2013 UK SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

The University of Westminster is a diverse centre for study located in central London, UK, offering international scholarship to students from developing countries to study in the UK for the academic year 2012-2013.

Scholarship Amount: Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Eligibility: You must be an international student from a developing country (see developing countries list below)

Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

2012-2013 UK Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia Republic
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem. Rep.
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem. Rep.
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri-Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How to apply ?

To start your application, please click HERE

2012-2013 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES | DEVELOPING COUNTRIES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2012-2013

2012 OFID SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

2012 International scholarship | 2012 full scholarship opportunities are now open and available for international students from developing countries who wish to pursue higher education for the 2012-2013 academic year in any recognized university or college in the world.

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2012. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support two students or candidates for Master’s degree studies. The applicant may be from any developing country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies.

Scholarship value

The winner of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a full tuition scholarship of up to US$50,000.

Eligible Countries for 2012-2013 OFID Developing Country Scholarship

* In addition to nationals of OFID Member States (Algeria, Gabon, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,  United Arab Emirates, Venezuela), nationals of the following countries are also eligible:

Africa Asia & the Middle East Latin America & the Caribbean       Europe
A
Angola Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Antigua  Albania
B
Benin
Botswana
Burundi
Burkina Faso
Bangladesh
Bahrain
Bhutan
Barbuda
Belize
Barbados
Brazil
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
C
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Chad
Central African Republic
Comoros
Congo  DR
Republic of Congo
Cote d’lvoire
Cambodia Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
D
Djibouti  Dominica
Dominican Republic
E
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ecuador
El Salvador
F
Fiji
G
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Grenada
Guyana
Guatemala
Guyana
H
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
I
India
J
Jordan Jamaica
K
Kenya Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Korea D P R
Kyrgyz Republic
Kosovo
L
Lesotho
Liberia
Lao PDR
M
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Maldives
Moldova
Mongolia
Myanmar
N
Namibia
Niger
Nepal Nicaragua,
O
Oman
P
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Paraguay
Peru
Panama
R
Rwanda,
S
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
SwazilandSão Tomé & Principe
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Syria,
St. Christopher
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname
T
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tonga
Turkey
Turkmenistan
U
Uganda Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Uruguay
V
Vietnam,
Y
Yemen
Z
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Eligibility for 2012 Scholarship

tips Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
tips Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
tips Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
tips Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries above)
tips Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

How to apply ? please click HERE

———-2012-2013 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES———

2012 Korean Government Scholarships for International Graduate Students

2012/2013 Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries. Inha University has been selected as one of esteemed universities in Korea for Korean Government Scholarship Program and makes this notice for 2012 KGSP application.

1. Total Number of Grantees : 345 
1) 2012 KGSP Allocations by respective Korean Embassies : 145 candidates (from 90 nations) /
15 (from 10 nations) overseas Korean adoptees are included.
2) 2012 KGSP Allocation for the Designated Korean Universities : 200 candidates (from 82 nations)
[Quota / Number of Nations / Name of Countries]
① 15 / 1 / The United States
② 7 / 1 / Turkey
③ 5 / 3 / Cambodia, Japan, Vietnam
④ 4 / 8 / Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan
⑤ 3 / 15 / Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Ukraine
⑥ 2 / 22 / Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Singapore, Tanzania, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, Uganda
⑦ 1 / 32 / Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominica, Guinea, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Panama, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sudan, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia
※ No quota for China from University’s recommendation.

2. Inha University’s recommendation for 2012 GKS KGSP
1) Number of students for 2012 KGSP recommendation : Max. 15 students  (Max. 3 from one
country)
2) Deadline of application submission : March 20th(Tue), 2012
3) Place of submission : Graduate School Office(Building #1-317), Inha University, 100, Inha-ro,
Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea (postal code : 402-751)
4) Required documents : One original document(placed in a separate envelope) and 3 extra
copies.
Please check the attached file for detailed information about application documents.
※ Applicants who want to get recommendation from Inha University should submit a letter of recommendation from a professor at Inha University to the graduate school office during application period. It’s strongly recommended that you’ll send at least a resume, study plan, and scanned files of your degree certificate and trans, when you contact a professor by an e-mail.
* For detailed information about a department and contact information about a professor,
please visit http://grad.inha.ac.kr/english/academics/MastersDoctoralProgram.asp
When you click the name of department, you’ll get MS Word file of specific information about each department.>

※ Pre-contact is recommended before sending application documents to Inha University.
(+82-32-860-8389, jiffy@inha.ac.kr / graduate@inha.ac.kr)

※ There are two tracks to apply for GKS Korean Government Scholarship Program; one is to get recommendation from universities in Korea, and the other is to get recommendation from Korean embassy in your own country. Applicants must choose only one way of them. Applicants who submit applications to both Korean Embassy and Inha University will be disqualified immediately.

3. Selection Schedule for 2012 KGSP 
1) Application deadline(Applicants → Inha University) : March 20(Tue), 2012
2) The 1st selection : March 21 ~ April 6
3) Deadline for Recommendation to NIIED (Inha University → NIIED) : April 13
4) The 2nd selection : Mid-April (NIIED Selection Committee)
5) Announcement for the results of the 2nd selection : April 30 (GKS websites : www.gks.go.kr)
6) Official Physical Examination : in May
7) Announcement for fianl successful candidates : June 11 (GKS websites : www.gks.go.kr)
8) Visa issue and flight ticket purchase : June 12 ~ July 31
9) Entry into Korea : August 27 ~ 29
10) NIIED Orientation : August 30 ~ 31
11) Korean language course : September 1 ~

4. Scholarship 
1) Period
① Korean language course : September 1, 2012 ~ August 31, 2013
- All scholars, unless exempted, must take one year of Korean language course in the designated language institution.
- Exemption from the Korean language course requirement: Korean proficiency at TOPIK Level 5 or 6(with certification).
- Scholars who have surpassed TOPIK Level 5 and want to start their degree course without the Korean language course should obtain permission from NIIED in advance.
- Only the scholars who will have passed at least Level 3 of TOPIK (the Test of Proficiency in Korean) after one year of Korean language course are permitted to start their master’s or doctoral program.
- Scholars who do not pass at least TOPIK Level 3 after one year of Korean language course should complete an additional six-month coursework in the Korean language.
② Degree program : September 1, 2013 ~
(Master’s program : 2 years, Ph.D program : 3 years)

2) Scholarship
① From Korean Government : Tuition (Less than KRW 5,000,000), Monthly allowance(KRW 900,000 per month), Research allowance(approx. KRW 200,000 per semester), Dissertation printing costs, Medical Insurance(KRW 20,000 per month), Flight tickets(Round-trip economy class ticket), etc.
② University : Entrance fee, Tuition which Korean Government Scholarship cannot cover.

5. Eligibility for Application
1) The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenships.
* Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
2) Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep.1st,2012 (born after Sep.1st,1972).
3) Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1, 2012.
* (Important) Applicants who have ever enrolled in a university in Korea will be disqualified from applying to the KGSP program. Specifically, an applicant who has previously enrolled in an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.
4) Applicants must maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If an applicant does not satisfy the above GPA criteria, he/she will be disqualified from applying to this program.
* If the tran is not indicated in grades/marks/scores format, or is difficult to convert into percentages, attachment of official explanation from the attended institution is required.
5) Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for an
extended period of time.
6) Applicants who have Korean proficiency (TOPIK) or English proficiency (TOEFL(IBT), IELTS,
TOEIC) may be given preference.
7) Applicants who apply for natural science and technology program may be given preference.
※ (Important) Applicants who have ever enrolled in a university in Korea will be disqualified from applying to the KGSP program. Specifically, an applicant who has previously enrolled in an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.

6. Selection Criterion for 2012 KGSP

1) All documents including tran, self-introduction, study plan, recommendations, published papers and awards, etc.,will be evaluated.
2) English(TOEFL(IBT), IELTS, TOEIC)/Korean(TOPIK) language proficency, Academic performances and awards, etc.
3) Nationality, Major, etc.

※ International students are allowed to apply for both Jungseok International

Scholarship(organized by Inha Univerisity) and 2012 GKS-Korean Government Scholarship(organized by NIIED) simultaneously, but if they are accepted by NIIED for KGSP (Korean Government Scholarship Program), Jungseok International Scholarship will be automatically cancelled.

The application period for these two program and the list of application document is different,so applicants carefully check notices about them on the homepage.
* Application for Jungseok International Scholarship : from mid-March to early April

※ The organization which manages GKS-KGSP(Global Korea Scholarship-Korean Government Scholarship Program) is NIIED(National Institute For International Education).

How to apply ? please click  HERE

345 Korean Government Scholarships for International Students

2012 Korean Government Scholarship Program Guideline for International Students from Both Developed and Developing Countries Enrolled in Graduate Programs for 2012-2013

Program Objective

The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.

Total Number of Grantees : 345 international students

2012 KGSP Allocations by respective Korean Embassies : 145 candidates (from 90 nations). Among the 145 candidates, 15 (from 10 nations) overseas Korean adoptees are included. Their quotas are allotted to 10 Korean embassies, and are separate from general candidate quotas.
2012 KGSP Allocation for the Designated Korean Universities : 200 candidates (from 82 nations)
Eligible Universities and Fields of Study

Eligible Universities: The 51 listed universities (or institutions) as designated by NIIED

Applicants (including Korean adoptees) who apply for this program via Korean Embassies must choose 3 desired universities out of the 51 universities listed below.
Applicants who apply for this program via the designated universities may choose only 1 desired university out of the 51 universities listed below.

Ajou University
Cheongju University
Chonbuk National University
Chonnam National University
Chosun University
Chung-Ang University
Chungbuk National University
Chungnam National University
Daejeon University
Dong-A University
Dongguk University
Dongseo University
Ewha Womans University
Gyeongsang National University
Hallym University
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Hannam University
Hanyang University
Hongik University
Inha University
Inje University
Jeonju University
Kangwon National University
KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Keimyung University
Kongju National University
Kookmin University
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Korea National Defense University
Korea University
Kumoh National Institute of Technology
Kyonggi University
Kyunghee University
Kyungpook National University
Pai Chai University
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Pukyong National University
Pusan National University
Seoul National University
Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Silla University
Sogang University
Sookmyung Women’s University
SoonChunHyang University
Sungkyunkwan University
Sun Moon University
The Academy of Korean Studies
University of Ulsan
Woosong University
Yeungnam University
Yonsei University



Available Fields of Study: Detailed information about the fields and majors offered by the listed eligible universities can be found in the University Information section on the GKS website (www.gks.go.kr). Applicants must choose their desired fields of study from the listed programs in the University Information section provided by participating universities.
  • Night schools, seasonal programs, broadcasting schools, and cyber-schools (including online distant learning programs) are not eligible for application.
Available Courses: Master’s programs and Doctoral programs
Main Notes for the 2012-2013 Selection
  • Applicants have to apply for this program via either an embassy or a designated university. Overseas Korean adoptees have to apply only via an embassy if their countries are allotted the adoptee quotas.
  • The selection process for applicants will proceed in three steps. Firstly, applicants must be selected by the institution he or she is applying through (a Korean embassy, or a designated university). Secondly, applicants who passed the first round must be selected by the NIIED Selection Committee. Finally, applicants who passed the second round must gain admission from a university.
  • Institutions accepting applications: 90 overseas Korean embassies or 51 designated Korean universities. Applicants who submit applications to more than one of the aforementioned institutions will be disqualified immediately.
  • Selection Procedure
    • 1st Selection: Each 1st selection institution will draft a selections standard based on the criteria provisioned by NIIED, and recommend the best applicants according to its respective standards.
    • 2nd Selection: The NIIED Selection Committee will select the most successful candidates from the pool of applicants recommended by the 1st selection institutions.
    • 3rd Selection: Only the candidates who were recommended by a Korean embassy and passed the 2nd selection successfully will be evaluated for admission by the 3 universities to which they applied; each candidate has to gain admission from at least one university.
    • Applicants who were recommended by a designated university will automatically be granted admission to said university that recommended them, upon the condition they are selected as a successful candidate in the 2nd Selection. Subsequently, once they pass the mandatory medical examination, they will join the ranks of the final successful candidates.
Duration of Scholarship
  • Master’s (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2015) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs of Master’s
  • Doctoral (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2016) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of Doctoral
  • (Important) After the Korean language course, the scholarship period of degree course (2 years of master’s or 3 years of doctoral) cannot be extended beyond the designated duration.
  • In the case that a scholar possesses a TOPIK Level that is higher than 5, he or she is exempted from the Korean language course; the exempted period will be deducted from the total scholarship period (2 years for master’s or 3 years for doctoral).
Korean Language Course
  • All scholars, unless exempted, must take one year of Korean language course in the designated language institution.
  • Exemption from the Korean language course requirement: Korean proficiency at TOPIK Level 5 or 6 (with certification).
    • Scholars who have surpassed TOPIK Level 5 and want to start their degree course without the Korean language course should obtain permission from NIIED in advance.
    • Scholars who are exempted from taking the Korean language course may take their degree course starting from September 1st, 2012 or March 1st, 2013.
  • Only the scholars who will have passed at least Level 3 of TOPIK (the Test of Proficiency in Korean) after one year of Korean language course are permitted to start their master’s or doctoral program.
  • Scholars who do not pass at least TOPIK Level 3 after one year of Korean language course should complete an additional six-month coursework in the Korean language.
  • Language Institution : the NIIED has designated five language institutions for the Korean language course
Application Requirements
  • The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenships. Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
  • Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for an extended period of time.
    • Applicants must submit the Personal Medical Assessment (included in the application form) when he/she apply for this program, and then submit an Official Medical Examination Report issued in a hospital to NIIED after passing the NIIED Selection Committee (the 2nd Selection). A serious illness reflected in the examination results will be the main cause of disqualification from the scholarship.
    • NOT Eligible : those who are pregnant
  • Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2012 (born after Sep. 1st, 1972).
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1, 2012.
    • (Important) Applicants who have ever enrolled in a university in Korea will be disqualified from applying to the KGSP program. Specifically, an applicant who has previously enrolled in an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program. However, a KGSP scholar who has graduated or will graduate from a Korean university as of August 31st, 2012 can apply for this program again only via the embassy if only he/she holds at least TOPIK Level 4 and obtain another recommendation within the allotment from the Korean Embassy of his/her respective country of origin (re-application is limited to one instance).
    • Applicants who apply for the Master’s program must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than a Bachelor’s degree.
    • Applicants who apply for the Doctoral program must hold a Master’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree.
    • Applicants who are expecting to obtain the relevant required degree or diploma by August 31st, 2012 must submit a certificate of degree or diploma expectation, and submit the official certificate of degree or diploma to NIIED by August 31st, 2012.
  • Applicants must maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If an applicant does not satisfy the above GPA criteria, he/she will be disqualified from applying to this program.
    • If the transcript is not indicated in grades/marks/scores format, or is difficult to convert into percentages, attachment of official explanation from the attended institution is required.
  • Applicants who have Korean proficiency or English proficiency may be given preference.
  • Applicants who apply for natural science and technology program may be given preference.
Scholarship
  • Scholarship Period : same as the period of invitation.
  • Payment:
    • Airfare : Round-trip economy class ticket.
      • Airfare for entry will not be provided to scholars who already presently live in Korea for academic study or employment.
      • The fees for domestic travel within a scholar’s home country and for travel insurance to and from Korea will not be provided.
      • Scholars from China and the Czech Republic will not be provided airfare by NIIED, but by their country of origin according to the mutual agreements.
    • Monthly Allowance : 900,000 won (KRW) per month.
    • Research Allowance : 210,000 won for scholars in the humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences, per semester.
    • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance : 200,000 won upon arrival
    • Language Training Fee : Full coverage
    • Tuitions : All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university). The tuition is paid by NIIED.
    • Dissertation Printing Costs : 500,000 ~ 800,000 won, depending on the actual costs.
    • Medical Insurance : 20,000 won per month will be provided (limited coverage).
    • Special funding for scholars who are proficient in the Korean language (TOPIK Level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month (commencing from the degree program)
How to apply ?

Please click HERE to start your scholarship application.

SINGAPORE A*STAR SCHOLARSHIPS for ASEAN & International Students

A joint collaboration between A*STAR Graduate Academy, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), this scholarship funds PhD studies in Singapore for 2012-2013.  International students will have an opportunity to undertake research at his/her chosen A*STAR Research Institute and register candidature at either NUS or NTU. As A*STAR is concerned with developing individuals’ research careers, the four-year PhD will be followed by a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at a top university or research laboratory. Students will also have opportunities for overseas attachment of up to 12 months during their PhD studies.

Eligible Candidates: All International Students for the academic year 2012-2013

Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents, citizens of ASEAN countries and other international students seeking admission as full-time Ph.D. research candidates in NTU are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Successful applicants have to take up Singapore citizenship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduates with (a) 1st Class Honours or (b) 2nd Upper Honours and good ‘A’ Level result or polytechnic diploma with merit.
  • Open to graduates from NTU, NUS or top overseas universities.
  • Candidates must not concurrently hold any other scholarships, awards or fellowships.
  • All candidates are encouraged to apply with their GRE scores.
  • Applications without GRE test scores will still be considered but successful applicants will have to satisfy the GRE requirement before embarking on their PhD studies.
  • The average scores of successful awardees for the combined Verbal and Quantitative components for past batches were 1370 with a standard deviation of 100 with at least 4.5 for the Analytical Writing Components.

Award details**

  1. Support for up to four years of Ph.D studies at NTU. The Ph.D degree is awarded by NTU.
  2. Research in Engineering and Sciences.
  3. Monthly allowance, full tuition, and other allowances (such as computer allowance, thesis allowance, book allowance, conference allowance).
  4. Opportunities for overseas attachment of up to 12 months during the Ph.D. studies.
  5. Successful candidates can take up a two-year post-doctoral fellowship (PDF) in one of the top overseas universities or research laboratories in the scholar’s chosen field.

**Rates/allowances are subject to adjustments by A*STAR from time to time.

How to apply ? Please click HERE to start the scholarship application.

2012 Scholarship in Singapore | 2012 Singapore International Scholarships for International Students

2012-2013 MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) or 2012-2013 Malaysian Government Scholarships (for international students) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.

Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds are welcomed to apply for this scholarship and further their studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities. This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies.

ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA for Malaysian Government Scholarships ( 2012-2013/2013-2014)
To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:-
i. Not be more than 45 years of age during application.
ii. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
iii. Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:
- IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
- TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
iv. In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants
v. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only)
vi. Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the universities in Malaysia).
VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIPS
Each scholarship consists of:-
i. Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
ii. An approved tuition fees
iii. Monthly maintenance allowance
iv. Annual grant for books and internal travel
v. Medical / Health Insurance
vi. Installation and Termination grant
PRIORITY STUDY AREAS
Field of studies are in the following priority areas:
i. Science and Engineering
ii. Agriculture and Fisheries
iii. Economics and Islamic Finance
iv. Information and Communication Technology
v. Biotechnology
vi. Biosecurity and Food Safety
vii. Infrastructure and Utility
viii. Environmental Studies
ix. Health excluding nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy
* Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above
SELECTION CRITERIA
Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:-
i. High-level academic achievement.
ii. The quality of the research proposal and it’s potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well being.
iii. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

How to apply ?

To apply, please click HERE for scholarship application

2012/2013 CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

2012-2013 Chinese Government Scholarship Program for international students is established by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between the Chinese government and the governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars. MOE entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to manage the recruitment and carry out the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Program.

CATEGORIES OF APPLICANTS AND DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP

Study Program

Duration of Program

(academic year)

Duration of Preparatory

Chinese Language Courses

(academic year)

Duration of

Scholarship

(academic year)

Bachelor’s degree

4-5

1-2

4-7

Master’s degree

2-3

1-2

2-5

Doctoral degree

3-4

1-2

3-6

Chinese language training

1-2

None

Up to 2

General scholar

1

1

Up to 2

Senior scholar

1

1

Up to 2

1. According to the regulations stipulated by MOE, all undergraduate programs for international students are instructed in Chinese. Applicants with no command of Chinese are required to take the college preparatory courses for one to two years before pursuring major studies. And only by passing the examinations of the college preparatory courses could they start their university studies.

2. Certain Chinese HEIs conduct some postgraduate programs and non-degree courses for general and senior scholars in English. Please check Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program or visit the website of CSC for details.

3. Scholarship students should complete their study within the set time; duration for scholarship specified in the Admission Notice cannot be extended in principle.

APPLICATION

Applicants shall apply to Chinese diplomatic missions or dispatching authorities between January and April every year. Applicants may contact the above authorities for application details.

CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.

2. Education background and age limit:

- Applicants for undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.

- Applicants for master’s degree program must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.

- Applicants for doctoral degree program must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

- Applicants for Chinese language training program must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 35.Chinese language is the only subject available.

- Applicants for general scholar program must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and be under the age of 45. All subjects including Chinese language are available.

- Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above, or hold academic titles of associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.

VALUES OF SCHOLARSHIP

Full Scholarship

- Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials; and accommodation fee for dormitory on campus;

- Living allowance;

- One-off settlement subsidy after registration for new student;

- Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China;

- One-off inter-city travel subsidy.

Note:

1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship beyond the institution’s arrangements should be self-afforded.

2) Fee for basic learning materials only covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution .Other textbooks and materials shall be self-afforded.

3) Monthly allowance is granted to the students through the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):

- Undergraduates & Chinese language students: CNY 1,400 Yuan

- Master’s degree students & general scholars: CNY 1,700 Yuan

- Doctoral degree students & senior scholars: CNY 2,000 Yuan

4) New students will get a one-off settlement subsidy upon their arrival in China.

- CNY 1,000 Yuan for new students who will study in China for less than one academic year

- CNY 1,500 Yuan for new students who will study in China for one academic year and above

5) Fee for outpatient medical service refers to the outpatient expense in the institution’s hospital or the hospitals entrusted by the institution. The students are to cover a certain percentage of expense in accordance with the institution’s regulations.

6) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China is provided by MOE for the scholarship students in China in case of hospitalizing for serious diseases and accidental injuries. The institutions or the entrusted medical assistance agencies provide advancement service for insurance expenses, and claim for compensation with relevant payment receipts from the insurance company according to the stipulated insurance articles. For scholarship student, the individual claim will not be accepted by the insurance company.

7) One-off inter-city travel subsidy (each for coming-in and leaving China)

A hard-seat train ticket (hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip) will be provided for scholarship students traveling.

From the port of entry upon registration to the city where the admitting institution or Chinese language training institution or preparatory education institution is located;

From the Chinese language training institution or the preparatory education institution to the city where the university for major study is located;

From the city where the institution is located to the nearest port for departure upon graduation.

Meal and excess of baggage should be self-afforded.

In principle, the port of entry is Beijing, or a port of entry near where the university is located.

Further information ( HOW TO APPLY), click HERE

2012 Oxford Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

A number of Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to international students from low income countries or developing countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries. Reach Oxford Scholarships (UK) are offered to international students from developing countries to pursue undergraduate program at the University of Oxford, UK, for 2012-2013 academic year.

Am I eligible for Reach Oxford Scholarship?

Nationality:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem. Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Rep., Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Fee status: Overseas
Level of study: Undergraduate
Year of study: New students
Subject:  All subjects except medicine
College:  To be confirmed
Other criteria: This scheme is only suitable for candidates of the highest academic ability who have outstanding examination results. However, financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection. Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies.

What does the scholarship of Oxford University cover?

Duration: 3 or 4 years depending on course length
Value: University fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year
Number: To be confirmed

How do I apply?

You must make an application to the University through UCAS and be successful in gaining a place. You will then need to complete a separate scholarship application form.

You must also answer the following two questions in the supporting statement of the scholarship application form:

  1. Why are you applying for this scholarship and what impact will it have on your career?
  2. How would you use the education you receive at Oxford for the benefit of your community?
Application form: UND_1213.docx (854 kb) [docx]
Deadline: 12 noon on Friday 24 February 2012
Results: Candidates will be notified in May 2012

For further information, please CLICK HERE for application instruction.

120 Swedish Government Scholarships for International Developing Country Students

The Swedish government administers a number of scholarships each year for international students and researchers coming from developing countries to pursue their educations at a Swedish university. The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from the countries listed below. About 120 scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden, starting in August 2012. The scholarship covers both living costs and tuition fees.

Please note that in order to apply for a Swedish Institute Study scholarship the student must first be admitted to a Swedish university/university college. The application period for study programs opens 1 December, 2011.

The application period for Swedish Institute Study scholarship will be March 14-25, 2012.

Target Group: International students from developing countries | less developing countries

Number of Scholarships: 120 in total (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship Program)

Countries
The program is open to candidates from two different categories of countries.

Category 1:

Candidates with citizenship from the following countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Within this category around 60 scholarships will be awarded.

Category 2:

Candidates with citizenship from countries below:

Afghanistan, Kenya, Armenia, Albania, Angola, Korea, Dem. Rep. Belize, Algeria, Bangladesh, Kyrgyz Rep . Bolivia *Anguilla, Benin, South Sudan, Cameroon, Antigua and Barbuda, Bhutan Tajikistan Cape Verde Argentina
Burkina Faso Zimbabwe Congo, Rep. Azerbaijan, Burundi Côte d’Ivoire Belarus, Cambodia Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Rep. El Salvador, Botswana, Chad, Fiji, Brazil, Comoros,  Georgia,  Chile, Congo, Dem. Rep. Ghana, China, Djibouti Guatemala, Colombia, Equatorial Guinea Guyana Cook Islands
Eritrea Honduras Costa Rica Ethiopia India Cuba Gambia Indonesia Dominica Guinea Iraq Dominican Republic Guinea-Bissau Kosovo Ecuador Haiti Marshall Islands Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Kiribati Micronesia, Federated States Gabon Laos Moldova Grenada Lesotho Mongolia Iran Liberia Morocco Jamaica Madagascar Nicaragua Jordan
Malawi Nigeria Kazakhstan Mali Pakistan Lebanon Mauritania Papua New Guinea Libya Mozambique Paraguay Malaysia Myanmar Philip p ines Maldives Nepal Sri Lanka Mauritius Niger Swaziland Mexico Rwanda Sy ria Montenegro Samoa *Tokelau *Montserrat São Tomé and Príncipe Tonga Namibia Senegal Turkmenistan Nauru Sierra Leone Ukraine Niue Solomon Islands Uzbekistan Palau Somalia Vietnam Panama Sudan West Bank and Gaza Strip Peru Tanzania Serbia Timor-Leste Sey chelles T ogo South Africa Tuvalu *St. Helena Uganda St. Kitts-Nevis
Vanuatu St. Lucia Yemen St. Vincent and Grenadines Zambia Suriname Thailand Tunisia Turkey Uruguay
Venezuela *Wallis and Futuna

Level
Scholarships are intended for studies in Sweden starting in the fall semester 2012 (August) and focus mainly on master’s level. A few scholarships will be awarded for studies at bachelor’s level.

Who is eligible?
The scholarships are intended for students from the above-mentioned target group for full time studies in Sweden. There is no age limit for scholarship holders.

Scholarships cannot be granted for students who:

Have already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period.
Have a Swedish permanent residence or work permit.
Have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for studies at Master’s level or for research at a Swedish university.
Already hold a Master’s degree from a Swedish university/university college.
Are currently enrolled in a study program on Bachelor’s or Master’s level at a Swedish university or university college.

How to apply for a scholarship (See the link below)

Prior to applying for a scholarship, the student must first apply for a study program at Master’s or Bachelor’s level via http://www.universityadmissions.se, an online application service for study programs in Sweden.

About 600 different study programs at Swedish universities are eligible for a scholarship. The programs have been selected by the Swedish universities and cover a wide variety of study areas. The list of eligible study programs can be found here.

As soon as the results of Swedish university admission have been published at http://www.universityadmissions.se, the online service for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships will open. Please note that only admitted students can apply for a scholarship. The scholarship application period will be March 14-25, 2012. A list of successful candidates will be published at http://www.studyinsweden.se and http://www.si.se in mid-April.

More information about the application procedure can be found here.

Scholarship benefits and period

The scholarship covers both the tuition fee (which is paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 8,000 per month.

The scholarship is only awarded for programs starting in the fall semester 2012 (August) and is granted for of one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time. It will be extended for programs longer than two semesters provided that the study results are satisfactory.

The scholarship is designed to cover living costs and study expenses for the scholarship holder. There are no grants for family members. The granted scholarship period cannot be altered or extended beyond the study program period nor can the scholarship be transferred to another study program at a Swedish university.

SI Network for Future Global Leaders

All Swedish Institute scholarship holders are invited to become members of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders – a network that offers unique opportunities during and after the stay in Sweden. Together with other talented people from all around the world, the scholarship holder is able to take part in a variety of events, exchange ideas and create networks that benefit both to career and personal development.

Travel grants

Scholarship holders will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 10.000.

Insurance

Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.

HOW TO APPLY

Further information about scholarship application or information, please click HERE

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