Scholarships for Sri Lankan Students, 2014

Scholarships for Sri Lankans
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Diversified scholarships for Sri Lankan students are available worldwide. Some of the international scholarships are providing opportunities for Sri Lankans to carry out undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in different disciplines around the world. Today, you don’t have to worry about the expensive study programs as we are helping you out through the information of financial aid opportunities. This section contains all the new scholarships exclusively for Sri Lankan students. These scholarship funds take into account the following parameters i.e., academic merit as well as financial need of students. All eligible Sri Lankan students need to follow the required guidelines before applying for the scholarships stated below.

Sir Ratan Tata Fellowships for South Asian Students
The Sir Ratan Tata Foundation and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) invite applications for the Sir Ratan Tata research fellowships. Fellowships are available for a period of up to eight months during the 2014-15 academic year and based at the LSE Asia Research Centre (ARC). Application should be submitted till 12th May 2014.

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program
Zhejiang University is offering Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program to pursue two year English-taught program master program i.e.“Master in Public Administration: Asia Synergy Program for Future Leaders”. This is a full scholarship available for Asian students (except students from People’s Republic of China). Application should be submitted till May 30, 2014.

Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation
Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation is offering scholarships for the students of a country in Asia, the Middle East, Africa or citizens of Brazil, Russia, or the Czech Republic. Applicants must be majoring in medicine, pharmacology, nutrition, physical education or business administration in an official degree program at a university or graduate school in Japan. Approx. 80 scholarships will be awarded in fiscal 2014. Applications should be submitted till May 15, 2014.

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Scholarships
The UNESCO Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Forestry Studies (UMCSAFS) at Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), Bumthang, Bhutan is offering scholarships for South Asian students. Scholarships will be awarded for three years Sustainable Development degree program to be undertaken at College of Natural Resources (CNR), Royal University of Bhutan in Lobesa, Punakha, Bhutan from July 2014 to July 2017. The application deadline is 30 April, 2014.

Sheffield Hallam University/City and Guilds Sri Lankan Engineering Scholarship
Sheffield Hallam University is offering engineering scholarship for students from Sri Lanka. This full-fee scholarship is a result of a joint partnership between Sheffield Hallam University and City & Guilds – one of the UK’s leading organisations in vocational education. Applicants could be eligible for an automatic discount of at least £1,000. The application deadline is 31 May 2014.

2014 Korean Government Scholarship Program in Korea
Applications are invited for Korean Government Scholarship program for graduate students. The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenship. Up to 880 scholarships will be awarded for pursuing master and PhD studies at participating Universities in Korea as designated by NIIED. Applicants must be selected by the institution he or she is applying through (a Korean embassy or a designated university).

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships
University of Nottingham is offering up to 150 developing solutions master’s scholarships for students of Africa, India or of Commonwealth Countries. Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time masters degree programme, including MRes, at Nottingham for September 2014 in the field of Engineering, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science, Geography–courses related to the area of Environment, Science & Society – courses related to the area of Science and Business.

Sri Lanka Sheffield Scholarships for Postgraduate Students
University of Sheffield is offering Sri Lanka Scholarships to all Sri Lankan students. Applicants must hold an offer of a study place and begin their postgraduate taught masters programme in September 2014. The scholarships are for full-time and part-time students only. Students studying via Distance Learning are not eligible for the scholarships. The application deadline is 27 June 2014.

RSM MBA Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands, 2015
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is offering MBA scholarships for international students. These scholarships are applicable for the international full-time MBA Programme commencing January 2015. Each scholarship value of 10,000 Euros will be waived from the MBA tuition fee. The application deadline is 14 October 2014.

British Council Scotland Commonwealth Scholarships
Applications are invited for British Council Scotland Commonwealth Scholarships available for students from Commonwealth countries. Scholarships are open for literature and creative writing students to attend the summer school. Two 2-week Literature scholarships and one 4-week Creative Writing scholarship will be awarded. Applications should be submitted till 21st March 2014.

UCL Global Excellence Graduate Scholarships for Sri Lankan Students
University College London is offering global excellence scholarships for outstanding graduate students joining UCL. Scholarships are open for international students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, achievement and potential.

Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Wellcome Trust is offering masters fellowships for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Master’s degree level. A Fellowship normally provides up to 30 months’ support. Fellows must be based in a low- or middle-income country for their research project. The application deadline is 15 August 2014.

University of Groningen Talent Grant
Applications are invited for University of Groningen Talent Grant for Excellent candidates from non-EEA countries. Grant is awarded to students who have been admitted to one of the Faculty of Arts Research Master’s Programmes. Application should be submitted till 1st March, 2014.

GPTS Doctoral Scholarships for Sri Lankan Students
University of Heidelberg under Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies is offering doctoral scholarships to European and Asian students. Applicants must hold an MA or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, B+, 2+, “magna cum laude”, or equivalent). The application deadline is 15th March, 2014.

MBA Full-time Scholarship for Sri Lankan Students
University of Strathclyde offers full-time scholarship for female students from Asia/Africa. Candidates must demonstrate through their ideas, experience and achievements that they are an excellent team player, with a strong vision for the future. One scholarship of £10,000 will be automatically deducted from tuition fees. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need. The application deadline is 31 May 2014.

Sri Lanka Merit Undergraduate Scholarships
University of Sheffield offers two merit undergraduate scholarships. Scholarships for Sri Lankan students are open for undergraduate degree studies in September 2014. Scholarships (£7,000 each) will be awarded for each year of study for all undergraduate programmes except Medicine and Dentistry which will be awarded only for first two years. Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sheffield. The application deadline is 25 April 2014.

Call for VLIR-UOS ICP PhD Scholarships
VLIR-UOS annually awards ten ICP PhD scholarships for a maximum of four years (48 months). These PhD scholarships are available to excellent graduates from Africa, Asia and Latin America who have studied in a VLIR-UOS funded international master course (ICP) in Flanders and wish to make a PhD at a Flemish university. The research should be carried out on a development oriented subject; in a so-called sandwich programme. The deadline of submission to the ICOS of the Flemish university is between 24 February and 7 March 2014

Pegge Scholarship for MSc Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems
University of Sussex is offering scholarship for Sri Lankan students and for students of other countries. The Pegge Scholarship is open for the students who want to pursue MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems. The award will be made on the basis of information provided in application form for MSc course. Scholarship will cover tuition fees of up to £3,000. The application deadline is 1st July, 2014.

Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Wellcome Trust is offering fellowships for the researchers of Sri Lanka and developing countries in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Applicants who do not have a PhD but have first degree of Master’s level with extensive research experience can apply for the fellowship. Application deadline is 25th April, 2014.

International Students House Residential Scholarships
Applications are invited for residential scholarships in London for the September 2014 intake. Students should be from a developing or emerging country and intending to return on completion of their studies. Preference will be given to postgraduate students who are studying a course that will provide skills to assist in the development of their home country. Scholarship covers free accommodation at ISH for up to a year. The application deadline is 31st May, 2014.

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards
IDRC offers research awards for Sri Lankan and developing countries’ students for pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards are intended for field research in one or more developing countries. The award will cover expenses of up to CA$20,000 a year which includes one return trip from Canada to the developing country, housing, food, insurance, travel within the country(ies) of research, and several field research expenses. The application deadline is 2nd April, 2014 and awards will be announced in September, 2014.

INSA JRD-Tata Fellowship Programme
The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) offers fellowship programme for Sri Lankans in India. It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research institutions in India. Applicants possessing Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/ Medicine and allied disciplines, candidates below 45 years of age may apply.

International Climate Protection Fellowships
Federal Environment Ministry’s (BMU) is funding International Climate Protection Fellowships for Sri Lankan and developing countries’ applicants. Fellowships are available for prospective leaders to conduct a research-based project in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually for a period of one year in Germany. The application deadline is 15th March, 2014.

International Space University MSc Scholarship Program
International Space University is offering financial aid to MSc students to study in France. These MSc scholarships for Sri Lankans will be awarded to cover tuition fees. Students from Europe, USA, Canada and developing countries are eligible to apply for these MSc scholarships. Application deadline is 15th March, 2014.

ICO-SAARC One-Year Subspecialty Fellowships in Ophthalmology
The International Council of Ophthalmology is inviting applications for ten to twelve fellowships in ophthalmology. This one-year (total) fellowship offers two options for study, depending on the training resources available in the applicants’ country. Living costs are covered by the Southasian (SAARC) Academy of Ophthalmology (SAO) and amount of up to US$6000 is awarded.

Development Scholarships in Czech Republic
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University through the support of Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport offers scholarships for Sri Lankans. Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition. The deadline for the scholarship is 30th April, 2014.

CAS-TWAS President’s Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
This CAS-TWAS Fellowship Programme is offered to the students from developing countries (other than China) to pursue PhD degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or Institutes of CAS around China. Selected fellows will receive a monthly stipend including living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance. Application deadline is 28th February, 2014.

Call for Applications: LankaCorps Fellowship Program
Each year, The Asia Foundation selects an outstanding group of LankaCorps Fellows to live and work for six months in Sri Lanka. This fellowship program is available for North Americans of Sri Lankan background to “explore their roots while giving back” to the country of their heritage. The application deadline is February 14, 2014.

Early Career Development Fellowship in USA
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC are offering Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship for Developing Countries applicants. This fellowship is available for early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals. Applicants must have a qualifying degree in library or information science. Application deadline is 14thFebruary, 2014.

JNCASR-CICS Fellowship Programme in India
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) offers fellowship programme for scientists from developing countries in India. It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at the Indian Centres of Excellence. Applicants below 45 years of age are eligible to apply. About 10 Fellowships are provided annually. The application deadline is 31st October each year.

All the Best!!

Sneha Asanani

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