Government of Afghanistan has taken various steps to provide quality education to its people after years of war, political conflicts and social unrest. Afghan Ministry of Higher Education used to send 100s of students to various developing and developed nations for higher education. These applicants are sent to study diverse educational fields at higher levels. Primary education in Afghanistan starts with religious learning which is imparted by Maulas, who are in charge of teaching the Quran and mathematics and make the students read and write. Public education is relatively a recent concept in Afghanistan. A great number of national and international organizations spend a good amount to help the Afghan students to upgrade their academic career. UK, Canada, USA, Australia etc all the prominent economies welcome a large number of developing nations’ students annually including Afghans. The scholarships listing below will surely help the students of Afghanistan to select the best suited financial aid for them.
Marshal Papworth Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students in UK, 2014
Scholarships are offered by Marshal Papworth for pursuing postgraduate and a short course programs. MSc & MA scholarships vary in value from £14,500 to £21,500 depending on location and chosen university/College. Scholarships will be offered for one year. The application deadline is 24th March 2014.
OSCE Academy MA Scholarship in Politics & Security in Kyrgyzstan, 2014/15
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is providing scholarships for the Master of Arts in Politics and Security Program 2014-2015. Applicants must have an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA, MSc, Diploma) in Political Science and other related fields, or enrollment in the final year of an undergraduate degree and excellent knowledge of English. The course duration is one year and one month. The deadline for applications is 5 April, 2014.
The Weidenfeld-Roland Berger Scholarship and Leadership Programme in UK, 2014
University of Oxford is offering five scholarships which cover 100% of university and college fees and a grant for living costs. Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time graduate degree level. Scholarships are offered for period of fee liability (usually the same length as the course). The application deadline is depending on your course (10 or 24 January 2014).
Edinburgh Global Health Academy Distance Learning Master’s Scholarships in UK, 2014
University of Edinburgh is offering scholarships for Masters Program. Four distance learning scholarships are available which amount £9,000, will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Last date of submitting applications is 30th May 2014.
Warwick IFP Anniversary Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2014
Scholarships are available for pursuing International Foundation Studies at University of Warwick in UK. 30 Scholarships will be awarded (including 4 in South Asia). Applicants must have received an either conditional or unconditional offer for the scholarship.The application deadlines are April 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014.
East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship at University of Hawai in USA, 2014
The Fellowships are awarded in fields relevant to the goals and objectives of the East-West Center. The center will provide funding for up to 24 months for Master’s or Doctoral degree study to cover the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory and health insurance. Last date of submitting applications is January 6, 2014.
Mathematics Research Fellowships for Developing Countries at ICTP in Italy, 2014
Small number of fellowships are awarded in the area of Mathematics. Successful candidates will have the possibility to participate in the Mathematics activities of ICTP, the International School of Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA) and the University of Trieste. Visiting Fellowships are open to mathematicians of any age and nationality. Visiting Fellows must have a PhD in mathematics prior to the start of their Fellowship. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2014.
BOF Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries, 2014
University of Ghent is funding doctoral scholarships in Belgium. Scholarships are awarded to PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out their PhD research at Ghent University. The candidate obtains a scholarship for 24 months which must be divided into several periods within a span of 4 years. The application deadline is March 4, 2014.
US/Canada Grants for Students of Developing Countries, 2014/15
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund is awarding grants for women of developing countries to pursue their degree in the USA and Canada. A woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant who has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. They must be of at least 25 years of age by December 31, 2013. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2014.
Global Change Leaders Scholarship Program for Women from Developing Countries in Canada, 2014
The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program at St. Francis Xavier University. This program is targeted to emerging women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issues and provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. The online application for the 2014 program is now open and will close on Friday January 17, 2014.
Edinburgh Global Health Academy Masters Scholarship in UK, 2014
University of Edinburgh is offering one full-time master’s scholarship on the basis of academic merit. Scholarship is offered for the duration of the course. The scholarship will cover the UK/EU “home” rate of tuition fee of up to £7,800. The scholarship winner will be announced by the end of June 2014.The application deadline is 30 May 2014.
WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation in Switzerland, 2014
WWF is funding nature conservation scholarships to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies in Switzerland. Applications from candidates doing multiple-year studies will only be considered if the applicant is applying for support for the last year of studies. The maximum amount for any one scholarship under this scheme is CHF 10,000, and preferential consideration is given to requests for less than CHF 10,000. Last date of submitting applications is 11 January 2014.
International Students House Residential Scholarships for Developing Countries in UK, 2014
International Students House is offering a two year residential scholarship program for postgraduate students in London for the January 2014 intake. Scholarship provides free accommodation at ISH for up to a year and in exceptional circumstances up to three years. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the maximum award will be a grant or a loan of up to £1,000. The deadline of submitting applications is December 31st, 2013.
ICO-SAARC One-Year Subspecialty Fellowships in Ophthalmology, 2014
The International Council of Ophthalmology is inviting applications for ten to twelve fellowships in ophthalmology. Fellowships provide support for one year of training. The applicant must reside in and return to a country in the SAARC region: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka. The application deadline is September 30 each year.
Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowships in UK, 2014
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is offering Visiting research fellowships for the citizens from Asia or Africa. Preference will be given to those studying classical Islamic sciences, although other areas in the humanities and social sciences will be considered. Each Fellowship carries a stipend of £3,000 and membership of the Common Room. Application should be submitted till 6th December 2013.
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