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Scholarships for Syrian Students, 2018

Many scholarships for Syrian students are offered to overcome the major obstacles, generally faced by Syrian students and scholars who are studying or teaching outside of Syria. Primary education is quite developed in the Syria but diverse financial assistance is provided due to academic emergency and break-down of higher education within the country and for students going abroad. Universities in Syria give more weightage on the courses related to the fields of engineering, medicine, law, business and arts. International universities and colleges welcome Syrian students annually to upgrade their higher education and to keep them in the stream of present educational scenario.

Development Scholarships for Developing Countries in Czech Republic
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University through the support of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport offers seven development scholarships for developing countries. Applications for these opportunities are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition, who are applying for study in one of Bachelor’s studies or Master’s studies programmes at Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences from academic year 2019/2020. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.



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MS International Federation McDonald Fellowships for Developing Countries
MS International Federation is awarding a number of McDonald Fellowships to young researchers from emerging countries. Fellowships enable the recipient to travel to an established research institution to work with leading researchers in MS with a view to returning to their own country to establish a programme of MS research. The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around UK £30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK £2,000 per year to the host institution. The deadline for nominations is  21 July 2019.

HM King’s Scholarships and HM Queen’s Scholarships for Syrian Students
The Asian Institute of Technology is offering HM King’s Scholarships and HM Queen’s Scholarships for Syrian students to pursue a master’s degree program. King’s The studentships are available in any of the disciplines and Queen’s opportunities are available in environment-related fields offered at the Asian Institute of Technology. The application deadline is 27 February 2015.

Intermediate Fellowships
The fellowships are available for pursuing research programme. Candidates must be a graduate in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine with a PhD and have a three to six years’ postdoctoral experience. Preliminary application deadline: 28 November 2016 and full application deadline: 13 February 2017.

Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards
The awards are available for pursuing research degree level. The financial aid positions will provide up to £30,000 for three years. Candidates must be collaborating with a researcher, research group or institution  to provide expertise in the area of biomedical science you are exploring. The deadlines for sending expressions of interest for each funding round are: 19 February 2016 and 19 August 2016.

LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Syria Scholarship
The London School of Economics and Political Science is offering master’s funding for students from Arab states for the academic year 2016/17. Applicants must intend to focus their studies on the Middle East. award is awarded to undertake one year full-time Master’s programme (taught or research). The scholarship has a value of £30,000 which will cover full tuition fees with the remainder available to support living expenses in London. The application deadline is 29th April 2016.

Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC jointly sponsor up to five individuals annually to participate in a four-week intensive Early Career Development Fellowship program based at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA. The Fellows visit many libraries, cultural heritage institutions and library organizations. Promising library and information science professionals from Developing Countries who are in early stages of career development and who meet all of the qualifications are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 12.

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Wellcome Trust is inviting applications for masters fellowships to undertake research training at Master’s degree level. Master’s degrees by distance learning can be supported. Fellows must be based in a low- or middle-income country for their research project. A Fellowship normally provides up to 30 months’ support. A period of 12 months should normally be dedicated to undertaking a taught Master’s course at a recognised centre of excellence, combined with up to 18 months to undertake a research project. The application deadline is 7 December 2015.

Global Change Leaders Program for Women from Developing Countries
The Coady International Institute of St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for global change leaders program available for emerging women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issues. This is a seven-week education program which provides successful candidates with a fully-funded position that includes tuition, travel meals and accommodations. Program participants also benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished women leaders from around the world. Applicant must hold a university degree or a combination of post-secondary education and experience. English language proficiency is required. Application deadline is February 13, 2017.

INSEAD Ian Potter ’93D and Family Endowed Asia Scholarship in Singapore
INSEAD is offering Asia scholarship to pursue MBA programme at the Asia Campus in Singapore. Candidates from Asian countries are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates from developing countries and Singapore. The scholarship values up to €10,000. The grant is awarded exclusively to candidates in need. The application deadline is November 7, 2016.

Said Foundation postgraduate placements for Syrian Students
Said Foundation The studentships are available for postgraduate study at master level at UK universities. Applications are restricted to candidates who are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian nationals ordinarily resident in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine or Israel. Priority is given to candidates permanently living in the Foundation’s target countries.  The Said Foundation offers a number of full-cost postgraduate placements annually. The application deadline is 1st November 2016.

Aga Khan Foundation International funding for Syrian Students
Applications are invited for Aga Khan Foundation international programme to undertake postgraduate studies. For 2015-16 academic year, The grant is open for the students of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada to study in their home countries. The sponsorship will cover tuition fees and living expenses. Application forms can be obtained from AKF office and can be submitted till March 31.

Open Society Civil Society Leadership Award (CSLA) Program
Open Society Foundation is offering Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA). Awards are available for fully funded master’s degree study at universities participating in the CSLA program. Awards are available to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. The application deadline is September 15.

Japan Foundation for UNU PhD Positionsfor Developing Countries, Japan
Applications are invited for UNU scholarships available for applicants from developing countries to undertake PhD program in Sustainability Science. A limited number of PhD Positions(covering tuition fees and living costs) for a maximum of 36 months are awarded for outstanding applicants who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Applicants must have completed Master’s degree in disciplines related to sustainability studies and have a minimum of 2 years of practical field experience related to UNU-IAS research themes. The application deadline is 30 April.

MMDP fully-funded programmes for Developing Countries in Netherlands
Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs awards up to ten fully-funded positions to government officials from 40 developing countries with at least three years’ experience in the field of migration and/or asylum. The studentships are available for three month Migration Management Diploma Programme (MMDP) at UNU-MERIT and MGSoG. To be eligible for this application , participants must obtain support from their employers, in the form of a letter stating that they will still be employed and paid for the duration of the programme. The application deadline is 16 January.

International masters programmes for MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement
The School of Biomedical Sciences will offer a number of Master’s scholarships. Each will have a value of £5,000 and will be tenable for one academic year. Students must be liable for the overseas fee rate and have been accepted for admission on a full-time basis for the Master’s programme in Science Communication and Public Engagement. year. The application deadline is 29 May.

EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowship Scheme
EDCTP and TDR are jointly awarding clinical research fellowships for the researchers from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). For EDCTP, the applicant must be the legal entity registered in a sub-Saharan African country employing the fellow. Fellowships are awarded to acquire experience and develop skills for conducting clinical trials outside of an academic or public sector setting. Successful candidates will be placed with leading product development organisations, including pharmaceutical companies and product development partnerships – the ‘host organisations’. Placements are for a minimum period of 6 months up to a maximum period of 24 months. The application deadline is 30 January.

TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Consortia) for Developing Countries
Applications are invited for TWAS research grants available for a period of 18 months. Grants are awarded to high-level promising research projects in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics carried out by research consortia in the 81 S&T-lagging countries identified by TWAS. Applications from women scientists and those working in Least Developed Countries are especially encouraged. Research Grants to research consortia amount to a maximum of USD20,000. The deadline for receiving applications is 31 August.

Asfari foundation grants for Syrian Students
Applications are invited for Asfari foundation grants available for Syrian, Palestinian or Lebanese students for 2015-2016 academic year. The studentships are available for pursuing taught master’s degrees at four UK partner universities (University of Edinburgh, University of East Anglia, Imperial College London and University of St Andrews). Each award includes full tuition fees and a stipend to cover accommodation and living costs. If necessary, the cost of travel to the UK will also be covered. The sponsorship will be tenable for one academic year. The applications should be submitted by 31 March.

Cultures of Resistance Scholarships for Syrian Students
Scholarships for Syrian students are available for pursuing master’s degree level at SOAS University of London. Each scholarship is valued at £24,000 in total. Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder will be used toward maintenance. Candidates must hold (or be expected to obtain) a good honours degree, preferably first class, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent. The deadline for applications is 20 March 2015.

Marshal Papworth Scholarships
Marshal Papworth Trust is offering Syrian scholarships for pursuing postgraduate and a short course programme. Marshal Papworth scholarships fund one-year postgraduate courses such as M.Sc. or MA. The bursaries are designed to fund the majority of tuition fees, living expenses and travel costs. The application deadline is February 28, 2019.

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