Scholarship


Scholarship

Australian Government
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: varies, April-Oct (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2016/2017

Brief description:

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.

Host Institution(s):

Participating Universities in Australia

Level/Field of study:

Masters by research degree or Doctorate Degree offered by participating Universities in Australia.

Number of Awards:

Around 330 are awarded annually.

Target group:

International students of all countries (except New Zealand).

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs for scholarship holders, and health cover costs for their dependents. The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a research masters degree or three years for a research doctorate degree.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for an IPRS, the applicant must be an international student (except New Zealand) and commencing full-time enrolment in a higher degree by research at an eligible university in Australia. The basic eligibility criteria for an IPRS are listed in section 3.10.1 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2012.

Application instructions:

Applications for a scholarship need to be made directly to participating Universities. Students need to approach the scholarship office at their chosen university for direction about the process to apply for an IPRS and key deadline dates.  The deadline varies per university but is around April-October each year.

It is important to read the Frequently Asked Questions

and visit the website of the University where you intend to apply and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://education.gov.au/international-postgraduate-research-scholarships

Related Scholarships: List of Australia Scholarships

Scholarship

Flinders University
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 12 Aug 2016 (annual)
Study in: Australia
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

The Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (FIPRS) are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University.

Host Institution(s):

Flinders University, Australia

Level/Field(s) of study:

Full-time Research Masters or Research Doctorate Degree offered at Flinders University

Number of Awards:

Up to 10

Target group:

Citizens of any overseas country except New Zealand

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The FIPRS pays the international student tuition fees, a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $26,288 (2016 rate), and an establishment allowance of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares.

The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree.

Eligibility:

• Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.

• Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Hons degree (this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year)

• Applicants must meet the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.

• Applicants must not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications are only open to students commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.

• Applicants must not  not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship.

Please see the conditions of award for full eligibility criteria.

Application instructions:

Applications will open on 16 June 2016.

The closing date for applications is 12 August 2016. It is important to read the Application Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships-system/index.cfm/scholarships/display/a731e2

Scholarship

International Institute of Social Studies
PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 June 2016 (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts 1 Sept 2016

Brief description:

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam and located in The Hague (The Netherlands), is recruiting outstanding students for 5 PhD fellowships in Development Studies within the ISS research programme Global Development and Social Justice.

Host Institution(s):

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam and located in The Hague (The Netherlands)

Level/Field of study:

In the 2016 round, four PhD fellowships are available for research related to the following cross-cutting themes in the ISS research programme Global Development and Social Justice: Global Development and Social Justice; Migration; Environment and climate change; Social protection and inequality; and Conflict.

One PhD fellowship is available for research on topics related to the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa.

Number of Awards:

5

Target group:

Non-EU International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

PhD students will receive a fellowship of €1,630 per month, plus an additional allowance to cover the costs of their field work, which normally takes place during the second year into the PhD programme.

The PhD fellowships are for a maximum period of four years, starting 1 September 2016 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Eligibility:

The PhD fellowships are available only for citizens of countries that are not part of the European Economic Area. For all fellowships, applicants should submit the following:

a. Proof of having obtained an MA Degree in one of the Social Sciences or equivalent, comprising at least four years of study at an internationally recognised university or Institute for Higher Education, as evidenced by certified copies of degrees and diplomas, and by copies of academic transcripts.

b. A research proposal in one of the areas indicated above (4-6 pages).

c. Good command of English, both orally and in writing, as evidenced by holding a degree from an English-speaking university or by supplying the results of a proficiency test from a recognised authority (such as TOEFL, IELTS or British Council).

d. Names of at least three referees, who should be able to provide information about the applicant’s academic strengths.

Application instructions:

Applications for the five fellowships can be sent to the ISS selection committee PhD fellowships 2016 – phdfellowships2016[at]iss.nl. More information can be obtained from Professor Wil Hout, Deputy Rector for Research – hout[at]iss.nl.  Applications should be submitted by 15 June 2016.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.iss.nl/news_events/iss_news/detail_news/news/5384-5-phd-positions-in-development-studies

School websites: http://www.iss.nl/http://www.cfia.nl

Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarship Fund
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: varies, July-Oct (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts Oct 2017

 

Brief description:

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world.

Host Institution(s):

Oxford University in UK

Level/Fields of study:

Subject to limited restrictions, Rhodes Scholars may study any full-time postgraduate degree (including the BA with senior status over two years) at the University of Oxford.

Number of Scholarships:

A class of 89 Scholars is selected each year

Target group:

Students from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), United Arab Emirates, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student’s home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

The basic tenure of the scholarship is two years, subject always, and at all times, to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct.

Eligibility:

The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships:

  • Citizenship & residency: Each applicant must fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which they are applying.  Please check the detailed information carefully via the country links.
  • Age: Age limits vary between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 by 1 October of the year following selection. In most constituencies, the age limit is 24 or 25. Please check carefully the specific age requirements for your constituency before applying.  Successful candidates will arrive in Oxford the October following the selection process.  The Scholarship may not normally be deferred.
  • Education: All applicants must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following election. Academic standing must be sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford. Individual constituencies may specify a 1st or equivalent.  Some constituencies require an undergraduate degree to have been taken within the constituency of application.

Application instructions:

2017 Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships varies per country but will open around June-July 2016.

All candidates for the Scholarship should read the information about the Scholarships applicable globally, and then proceed to their country-specific page to read the application criteria, eligibility requirements, and deadline specific to their country.

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open during the spring and summer of the preceding year. Deadline varies per country but is around July-October of the preceding year you wish to study.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/

Related Scholarships: List of Scholarships in UK

Scholarship

University of Roehampton
PhD Degree

Deadline: 5 Dec 2016
Study in:  UK
Course starts 1 Oct 2017

Brief description:

Thanks to generous funding from the Society of the Sacred Heart, three fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships are available for new overseas students, starting 1 October 2017. The studentships are for the support of three candidates with a strong academic record and the potential for academic excellence at doctoral level.

Preference will be given to candidates from lower or middle income countries. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to contributing to their home community through their planned research project or area of study, and through their future career plans.

Host Institution(s):

University of Roehampton, UK

Level/Field of study:

PhD Programme where the planned research project or area of study, may be, for example, related to education, human rights, theology/philosophy, other topics relevant to justice, community service, environmental development.

This is only an indicative list; no disciplinary areas are excluded, and specific projects and intentions will be assessed in relation to the broad criterion of making a contribution to the student’s home community.

Number of Awards:

3

Target group:

Open to all international students but preference will be given to candidates from lower or middle income countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship covers the fees at overseas rates, stipend at Research Council UK rates, currently £16,057 (tax-free), and contribution to research project costs.

The scholarships are for 3 years, subject to annual assessments of  satisfactory progress.

Eligibility:

You must meet the standard requirements for PhD study at Roehampton. The criteria are:

  • Academic excellence – record to date and potential
  • Nationality and domicile (candidates must declare all nationalities held; preference will be given to those who are solely citizens of and domiciled in lower-middle income countries*)
  • Commitment to contributing to the student’s home community
  • Fit of proposed project to the research environment at Roehampton and available supervisory expertise

Application instructions:

Prior to submitting a full application, candidates should contact a potential academic supervisor at Roehampton to discuss their project ideas.  Applications should be submitted by 5 December 2016.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/Graduate-School/Funding/

Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Trust
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 12 Oct/7 Dec 2016 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts October 2017

Brief description:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Host Institution(s):

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study:

PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University of Cambridge. 

Number of Awards:

About 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.

Target group:

Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge including tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs, etc. It also provides additional, discretionary funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc. Read about the full scholarship value at this link.

Eligibility:

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

•  a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.

•  applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

If you are applying for a new postgraduate course you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Current Gates Cambridge Scholars may also apply for a second scholarship if they are applying for a new degree.

Application instructions:

Applications for October 2017 entry opens 5 September 2016.

It is not possible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship without applying to the University of Cambridge.  You must apply for admission as a postgraduate student to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the same time, using the one application pack.  The deadline for applications is 7 December 2016 for citizens of all countries other than the US and 12 October 2016 for US citizens.

It is important to read the How to Apply section and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.gatescambridge.org/

Related Scholarships: List of UK Scholarships

Scholarship

University of Sydney
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 July/15 Dec (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts July 2016

Brief description:

The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).  The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities.

Host Institution(s):

University of Sydney in Australia

Level/Fields of study:

Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program in all research disciplines (but would depend on Faculty)

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students.

Eligibility:

The USydIS is available to students commencing in both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3).  For details on Scholarship Selection, please refer to the Supplementary information for research scholarship applicants.

Application instructions:

No separate application for a USydIS Scholarship is necessary. Students must indicate that they would like to be considered for the USydIS by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application form.   To be considered for the award, completed applications MUST be received by the Admissions Office by:

  • – 31 July of the previous year for Research Period 2 (March) commencement
  • – 15 December of the previous year for Research Period 3 (July) commencement

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/international_postgraduate_scholarships.shtml#usi

Scholarship

Singapore Government
PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 June 2016 (annual)
Study in:  Singapore
Next course starts Jan 2017

Brief description:

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

Host Institution(s):

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

Field of study:

PhD Progams in Science and Engineering

Number of Awards:

About 240 per year

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

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

Eligibility:

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

Application instructions:

Applications are done online. Deadline for January 2017 intake is 1 June 2016.

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

Website:

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

Related Scholarships: Singapore Scholarships

Scholarship

Microsoft Research
PhD Degree

Deadline: varies
Study in: USA
Course starts AY 2016-2017

 

Brief description:

The Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship provides funding to a select list of academic universities that will each award a US$20,000 fellowship to one woman who is interested in pursuing a PhD and in need of financial assistance.

Host Institution(s):

The following United States universities are participants in the Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship in the 2016–2017 academic year:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Cornell University
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Princeton University
    • Stanford University
    • University of California at Berkeley
    • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    • University of Texas at Austin
    • University of Washington

Level/Field of study:

PhD Programme in any field of study offered at the participating Universities

Number of Scholarships:

One from each participating University

Target group:

Women

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship amount is US$20,000 for the 2016–2017 academic year. Of that amount, $18,000 will be applied toward tuition costs and $2,000 will cover travel expenses to a conference in the fellowship recipient’s field of study.

The fellowship is awarded to recipients for one academic year only and is not available for extension or renewal.

Eligibility:

The Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship is eligible to students entering or enrolled in a PhD program at one of the participating universities for the 2016–2017 academic year.

Application instructions:

If you are pursuing, or plan to pursue, a PhD at one of these universities and are interested in applying to receive the Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship, contact the department chair in your field of study for information about the fellowship’s application, review, and selection process as well as the fellowship schedule for the 2016–2017 academic year. Deadline varies per university.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/awards/fellows-women.aspx

Scholarship

BIGSSS
PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 Feb 2016
Study in: Germany
Course starts October 2016

Brief description:

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. program. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports doctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English.

Host Institution(s):

University of Bremen, Jacobs University Bremen

Field(s) of study:

Successful applicants will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS’ three Thematic Fields:

– Global Governance and Regional Integration

– Welfare State, Inequality, and Quality of Life

– Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts

Number of Scholarships:

5

Target group:

Non-German students are strongly encouraged to apply. BIGSSS strives to increase the share of women in the university and hence also strongly encourages women to apply. Disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in case of otherwise equal qualification.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Ph.D. stipends of € 1300/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year

Eligibility:

BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in related social science disciplines are also welcome.

Application instructions:

Applications must be submitted online under “Admissions” at www.bigsss-bremen.de until 15 February 2016.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.bigsss-bremen.de/admissions.html

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