Scholarship Updates for European Union

Scholarship Updates for European Union

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UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students

University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland offers the UNIL’s Master’s Grants to abroad scholars who are heading to pursue a Masters Degree at the University. Students can pursue any course study except the Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne, Master of Arts in Science and Practices of Education, and Master of Medicine.

The scholarship may not be used for EMBAs or Masters of Advanced Studies.

The value of the scholarship is CHF 1,600 per month from 15th September to 15th July.

Eligibility Criteria includes holding a valid degree from an international University and equivalent to the UNIL’s Bachelor’s degree.

The Scholarships are otherwise designed specifically in favour of those who demonstrates par excellence in their university studies with notable performance and are facing difficulties in meeting their monetary needs for the duration of the Masters’.

Candidates should fill their “UNIL Master’s Grant” application form and submit it at their nearest Socio-cultural affairs office by 15th December 2014.

Danish State Tuition Fee Waivers and Scholarships at Roskilde University

Roskilde University of Denmark is offering limited number of Danish State tuition fee waivers and Scholarships to highly talented non EU/EEA graduates who need a residence permit to study at Roskilde University.

The scholarship covers tuition fee and awardees will get a monthly allowance of estimated DKK 7,800.

To get the eligibility, graduates should be non EU/EEA students and require a residence permit to study at Roskilde University. Students should demonstrate their financial need

Eligibility Criteria includes being a non EU/EEA citizen and holding a valid degree from an international University and equivalent to the Roskilde Bachelor’s degree.

Aspirants who want to apply for the scholarships should send their motivational letter along with their application and updated Curriculum Vitae by 15th September 2014.

NASP/GSSPS PhD Scholarships in Social and Political Sciences in Italy

The Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences (NASP) and the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of University of Milan (GSSPS) are offering Scholarships for International students who are pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Studies, Labour Studies, Economic Sociology, Sociology and Methodology of Social Research.

These English taught programmes promote international exchanges with top European research institutes and provide quality teaching at international level.

NASP has a chain of Universities in Northern Italy such as Pavia, Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Genova, Peimonte Orientale, Torino, Brescia, and UniversitaCattolica. NASP is located at the graduate school in social and Political Sciences of University of Milan (GSSPS).

The Scholarship amounts an approx of 13,500 euro per year and are renewable for up to three years.

Every year NASP provides a total of 34 PhD Scholarships, segregated as below:

  • Sociology and Methodology of Social Research-7 Scholarship positions
  • Political Studies-14 Scholarship positions
  • Economic Sociology and Labour Studies-13 Scholarship positions.

Admissions are based on interviews and qualifications. Eligibility Criteria and application requirements are mentioned in the GSSPS official website. Application deadline is September 30.

Nestle Master of Business Administration Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries

Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women are dated back to 1997, initiated by a group of International Institute of Management and Development Master of Business Administration students. These scholarships are intended to encourage women from developing nations to take the MBA.

Every Year one scholarship has been awarded. The scholarship values approximately CHF 25,000. Women candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and whose financial status is weak are the ones preferred first. Candidates should pen their personal essay along with the scholarship application form. Nestle employees are not eligible for these scholarships. Application deadline is September 30th 2014.

Netherlands Fellowship Program for Short Courses, Masters, PhD

Every year, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs initiated and funded “The Netherlands Fellowships Programme” (NFP) awards scholarships for exceptional scholars from 51 nations who are doing Masters, PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), and short courses in Netherlands. The intention of the scholarship is to supplement the salary for exceptional scholars during the study period. The scholarship covers the cost of living, tuition fees, insurance, thesis research, travel, and Visas. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal NFP allowances. These grants help in constructing and developing facilities within the companies in those nations by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals.

Aspirants have to be nominated by their employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of the organisation.

Candidates have to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution. Please contact the institution for remaining details.

Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

The Heinrich Boll Foundation awards scholarships to foreign students who want to study a Masters or PhD Degree in Germany. Aspirants from any part of the world can apply for this scholarship. Every year around 950 scholarships will be awarded. The scholarship covers a monthly allowance of € 750 for Masters and €1000 for PhD.

Interested candidates should gain their university entrance qualification from a school in or outside of Germany. Application deadline is September 1st 2014.

IRO PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries at K.U. Leuven University

Katholieke Universiteit in Flanders, Belgium as a part of their contribution to development co-operation offers Interfaculty Council for Development Co-operation (IRO) scholarships to the deserving applicants from developing nations who are pursuing Doctoral or pre-doctoral programmes in the largest university of Flanders, Belgium.

Priority research fields for the IRO scholarships are proposed by the three doctoral schools.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • Biomedical Sciences

The scholarship provides an allowance of €1, 415 per month, tuition fee, health insurance, accident insurance, one-time installation allowance, and return tickets.

Eligibility checklist includes the citizenship from one of the countries on the OECD DAC table that are listed under the following categories: Low Middle Income nations, Low income nations, Least Developed nations.

Applicants should not possess dual citizenship, where the second citizenship is from an EU nation.

Applicants should apply to the scholarship in less than ten years of the completion of their Masters degree.

Other requirements include excellent academic results, research work, and excellent recommendations.

Application deadline is November 10, 2014.        

CIMO Doctoral Fellowships in Finland

Accredited Finnish Host Institutions awards Center for International Mobility (CIMO) fellowships for international researchers and Doctoral level students who wish to pursue their doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university.

Priority will be given for nationals of India, North America, Brazil, Chile, China, and Russia.

The scholarship covers a monthly allowance of 900-1,200 euros and will be awarded for a period of 3 to 12 months. These grants are intended to cover the living expenses in Finland for a single person. No additional allowances will be covered by the grant.

To become eligible, one needs to meet the application requirements such as having a list of established contacts in the University. If a student gets acceptance from a particular university, then that particular University will apply for the scholarship on the behalf of the student.

There are no application deadlines for the programme. However, students should apply at least five months before the intended scholarship period.

HEC-Eiffel Scholarships in MBA for Developing Countries

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères) initiated Hautes Etudes Commerciales-Eiffel scholarships in January 1999 to attract International students who are pursuing their MBA. The programme targets scholars especially from Latin America and Asia.

The scholarship covers a monthly allowance of Euro 1,181 and covers additional expenses like travel, health insurance and cultural activities. The scholarship did not cover tuition fees.

Contenders should have already been admitted to HEC’s Master of Business Administration programme and be below 30 years of age. Graduates should be a citizen of a single nation that deemed to be an ‘emerging country’ by the French state department.

The deadline is within one week of admission.

Eric Bleumink Scholarships at University of Groningen

Every Year University of Groningen in Netherlands awards limited number of “Eric Bleumink Scholarships” to educatees from selected destinations, who are pursuing a one year or two years 1 Master’s degree programme.

The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.

Collegians should pose academic excellence that is confirmed by letters of recommendations from university professors. They should contribute to their education in home nation in terms of strengthening the scientific capacity. Nominees should have clear and strong views to a long-term bondage between the home institutions and the University of Groningen.

Applications open on 15th October 2014. To get nominated, the student needs to be (conditionally) admitted to one of the Masters’ programmes. The candidate should apply for admission to a Master’s programme at the University of Groningen and indicate on the online application that he/she wishes to be nominated for an Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship. Application Deadline is 15th January 2015.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Every year, the Federal Commission for Scholarships (FCS) programme awards various postgraduate scholarships such as Arts Scholarships and University Scholarships to overseas students and researchers from more than 180 nations worldwide. The Swiss Government funds this programme.

Arts Scholarships will be given for scholars from Schools of music and fine arts, whereas University scholarships will be given for Savants from Universities of Applied Sciences, Federal Institutes of Technology, as well as from Swiss Universities. However Arts Scholarships are awarded for limited number of nations.

The Universities of applied sciences, the public teaching and research institutes, the two (2) Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, and any of ten (10) Swiss Public Universities host the programme.

Scholarship Value/inclusions

The scholarship covers tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, special lodging, and provides a monthly payment as well. See the fact sheet for exact scholarship benefits.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, please contact your nearest Swiss diplomatic representation. Depends upon the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have been submitted, the application deadline varies.

Czech Government Scholarships for Developing country Students

The Government of Czech Republic within its limit of Foreign Development Assistance provides grants to College men from developing nations who are studying at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic.

These so called Government Scholarships are meant to cover the standard length of study in Bachelor/Master/Doctoral study programmes plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other filed-specific training). Depending on the subject area, applicants are asked to attend for an entrance examination at the higher education institution concerned.

These scholarships also cover the standard length of study in follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes.

Application prerequisites include being 18 or older, having graduation, and getting registered for the study programmes with English as a language of instruction.

Scholarships are provided in the field of Environment, Informatics, Agriculture, Economics, and Energetic at public institutions of higher universities in the Czech Republic.

The scholarships are solely targeted to promote the studies of college students who are the citizens of developing third nations.

The scholarship covers all the expenses required costs related to stay and study in the Czech Republic. The scholarships will be modified on a regular basis. Presently, awardees of Bachelor’s, Master’s or follow-up Master’s study programme are getting CZK 14,000 per month, while Doctoral students are getting the CZK 15,000 per month.

Please check your eligibility and other requirements at your nearest Czech Embassy.

For scholarships, application deadline is 30th September 2014 and these applications can be only being filed on-line. Some students file their applications with the respective UNESCO Commissions.