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Zhejiang University Asian Future Leaders Scholarship in China, 2019

The Zhejiang University is offering Asian Future Leaders Scholarship to the students to pursue master’s degree program. Scholarship is available to the citizens of Asian countries.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

The Zhejiang University maintains a leading position in China in output indicators including publications, patents and etc., and has made abundant important achievements in science, technology, humanities and social sciences.

Scholarship Description:

• Application Deadline: March 31, 2019
Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue master’s degree program.
• Study Subject: Scholarship is available to study the subject offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: Scholarship will cover the Tuition waiver, free accommodation on campus, Living allowance: CNY 6,000 per month (ten months per year, up to two years and International student’s medical insurance.
Number of Scholarships: Not known.
Nationality: Scholarship is available for the following Asian countries:
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
• Scholarship can be taken in China.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

• Eligible Countries: Scholarship is available for the following Asian countries:
• Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
Entrance Requirement: Applicant must meet the following criteria:
1. Applicants must hold citizenship of an Asian country (other than the People’s Republic of China).
2. Applicants must be in good health condition.
3. Applicants must be Bachelor degree holders or graduating students normally at the age of 35 or below (born after April 30, 1983).
4. Applicants must have academic excellence, honesty and integrity, open vision, sense of responsibility and mission.
5. Applicants must appreciate the mission and vision of the AFLSP Program.
6. If admitted to the Program, applicants shall stay enrolled as a full-time student at Zhejiang University and actively participate in various activities organized by the university.
7. Applicants must agree to sign a student commitment letter stipulated by Bai Xian Asia Institute.
8. Language proficiency requirements:
1).Applicants for Chinese-taught programs of literature, history, philosophy, education and law should have a level 4 HSK certificate with minimum score of 210, or HSK certificate of level 5 or above; applicants for other Chinese-taught programs should have a level 4 HSK certificate with minimum score of 190, or HSK certificate of level 5 or above. Applicants with TOEFL or IELTS certificates will be given priority.
2). There are no Chinese language proficiency requirements for applicants of English-taught programs, but they (except for English native speakers) must have an internet-based TOEFL test score of 90 or IELTS test score of 6.5 (or above).

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: .Applicants shall fill in and submit the Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University via the International Students Online Application System.

Application form

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Digital Earth Research Fellowship for Artists and Designers in Africa and Asia, 2018

The new 6 months long Digital Earth Research Fellowship is available on offer for artists and designers. This fellowship is available for the students from Asia and Africa.

The fellowship is aimed at artists and designers at a stage in their career wishing to take 6 months for reflection and research.

Digital Earth: A fellowship for research and experimentation with and around the materiality and immateriality of the digital reality.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: August 19, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a 6 months long research fellowship programme.
  • Study Subject: Digital Earth is a 6 month-long fellowship for artists and designers based in Africa or Asia, working across a variety of media, who would like to investigate our current technological reality. It is a unique research support programme, which supports experienced artists to reflect, research, experiment and produce work. Examples of possible research topics are: the infrastructure of Mongolian crypto-mining, the performativity of the robot-ports on the Siberian coastline, the soundscapes of the coltan mines in the heartlands of Congo, the cultural protocols of freeport zones, the aesthetics of satellite imagery, the agency of machinic vision, the political imaginations of geoengineering projects – and more.
  • Scholarship Award: The Digital Earth Fellowship provides:
    A stipend to enable research, experimentation and to produce work in a specific geographic location in Africa or Asia, for 6 months. The exact amount of the stipend will be based on the cost of living in the country where the research will take place.
  1. Access to a research and production infrastructure consisting of a network of researchers, (online) theory and practice courses, research institutes, exhibition venues, creative hubs, art biennales, residencies and companies.
  2. A mentor, who will support you in your research. The Digital Earth mentors are internationally-renowned artists, designers and researchers.
  3. The chance to discuss your practice with other fellows during sessions on Google Hangouts;
  4. Final works and research findings will be exhibited in 2019 or 2020 in a roaming exhibition.
  • Nationality: Fellowship is available for designers and Artist from Asia and Africa.
  • Number of Scholarships: This fellowship is available for 15 artists and designers.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Projects should be based in one of the countries in Asia or Africa.

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Geographically, the focus is on the countries that are part of the new silk roads connecting Africa to Asia, through Central Asia and the Middle East.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Projects should be based in one of the following countries in Asia or Africa: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Benin, Brunei, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), China, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan,  Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Korea, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Selection

Your application will be assessed by a selection committee on the basis of your research proposal; this includes this includes the quality of your work, your visual and reflective skills. Also, the committee will look into the relevance of your proposal to the research outline of Digital Earth. A balance will be sought between applicants from different geographic locations.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Please make sure to read all the requirements and conditions described in this pdf and on our website, before submitting an application. Apply digitally, by emailing an application, no later than 19 August 2018 (23.59, CEST) to info-at-thedigitalearth.org.

Scholarship Link

Academy Asia Research Fellowships at Chatham House in UK, 2018

Chatham House is inviting applications for Academy Asia Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. The fellowship is open to citizens of Afghanistan, Australia, and the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and South Korea.

The fellowship is aimed at candidates at the mid-stage of their career and who come from academia, NGOs, business, government departments, civil society or the media.

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. The mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.

In order to be eligible applicants must have excellent English writing and presentation skills.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: Fellowship is open for the year 2018.
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research programme.
  • Study Subject: Below is the research topics for the 2018-19 fellowships.
  • Research topics with the Asia Programme
  • Technology, society, and Asia
  • Countering violent extremism/fundamentalisms in Asia
  • China’s evolving role in global governance
  • Research topics with the International Security Department
  • New technologies and their impact on international security, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) or on space
  • Research topics with the Centre on Global Health Security
  • Global health and the Belt and Road Initiative
  • The rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Asia
  • Healthcare in conflict
  • Research topics with Global Economy and Finance
  • Trade agreements as a tool of international relations
  • Research topics with the Hoffman Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy
  • Policy lessons and levers that drive behavioural shift towards more sustainable consumption – whether at individual or corporate level
  • Scholarship Award: The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,228.  Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication costs.
  • Nationality: The fellowship is open to citizens of Afghanistan, Australia, and the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and South Korea.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Chatham House, London, UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: The fellowship is open to citizens of Afghanistan, Australia, and the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and South Korea.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizenship
  • The fellowship is open to citizens of Afghanistan, Australia, and the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and South Korea.
  • Applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes one of these countries.
  • Education
  • It is required that the applicant holds a completed BA degree or equivalent, Masters degree with an international focus is preferred.
  • Career
  • The fellowship is aimed at candidates at the mid-stage of their career and who come from academia, NGOs, business, government departments, civil society or the media. They should possess knowledge of, and an interest in, one of the policy-related challenges laid out in the research topics in ‘Research Topics.’

English Language Requirements: In order to be eligible applicants must have excellent English writing and presentation skills.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Should you have any further queries please contact us at academy-at-chathamhouse.org.

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2018 UN-OHRLLS Voices of a Brighter Future Competition Fully Funded to Lisbon, Portugal

The Voices of a Brighter Future competition (the Competition) is being carried out by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (here forth referred to as UN-OHRLLS).

Qualifying Entrants

1. To qualify to enter the Competition you must be a national born in one of the 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The list of LDCs can be found at the end of this document or at the following link: http://bit.ly/2v4Oawy. Submissions from nationals of non-LDC countries will not be considered.
2. Employees of the United Nations and their immediate families, as well as persons connected with the Competition and their immediate families, are not eligible to enter the Competition.
3. By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. The UN-OHRLLS reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
4. The UN-OHRLLS reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the Terms and Conditions of the Competition.

Competition Entries

5. Only one submission per journalist is allowed. Journalists must be affiliated with a recognized media outlet and submit a Reference from said outlet.

6. All submissions must be made through the Competition Application Form at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/3CwATs71nrA5S4803

7. At no stage in the Competition will there be a fee charged for entry.

8. Stories should focus exclusively on one or more LDCs and must have been published between 16 August 2017 and 16 March 2018 and distributed by a recognized news outlet in an LDC. Submissions outside of the Competition dates will not be considered.

9. Submissions can include print (also see paragraph 11.), radio and video. (For print – 1,400 word maximum, radio, and video of maximum 10 minutes. all photos should be accompanied by captions).

10. Print stories need to be accompanied by a minimum of three photographs. Please credit the photographer. A photographer other than the main entrant will not be considered as a separate entrant in the competition. Full credit must be given for accompanying photos, which are not the work of the submitting journalist.

11. Stories can be submitted in any language. Stories in languages other than English and French must be accompanied by an English translation.

12. Please submit both a URL link to the story that has been published/ broadcast and the original file of the story in either: word, pdf, mp4, mp3, WAV.

List of the 47 Least Developed Countries:
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, and Zambia.

Submissions must have been published or broadcast between 16 August 2017 and March 16, 2018. Please read the guidelines for submissions in full.

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Sharifah Sofia Albukhary Undergraduate Scholarship at University of York in UK, 2018/2019

The University of York is currently accepting applications for Sharifah Sofia Albukhary Scholarship for the year 2018/19. Students must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a full-time three-year undergraduate course at York.

The University of York is a collegiate plate glass research university located in the city of York, England. Established in 1963, the campus university has expanded to more than thirty departments and centers, covering a wide range of subjects.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship provides: up to £20,000 over three years. This amount is variable and is based on the individual student’s financial need.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to ten scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Students from one of the following countries are eligible to apply:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Dem. Rep Of The Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Dem. Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Rep. Of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Be from one of the following countries
  • Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Dem. Rep Of The Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Dem. Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Rep. Of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a full-time three-year undergraduate course at York.

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: You must apply online for this scholarship.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Fund Networking Research Grants for Developing Countries in UK, 2018

­ The Academy of Medical Sciences in partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society, is proud to offer GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund) Networking Grants for the applicants of developing countries and the UK.

The GCRF is an initiative that aims to support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that addresses the global issues faced by developing countries. The key goal of the Networking Grants is to bring together novel combinations of perspectives to identify key areas for future research to address the global challenges, inform thinking of how these might be addressed, and build the capacities and relationships required to support this.

The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures, and societies, past, present and future.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: March 21, 2018
  • Course Level: Grants are available to pursue Research.
  • Study Subject: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund, which supports cutting-edge research and innovation on global issues affecting developing countries. It harnesses the expertise of the UK’s world-leading researchers, focusing on:
  • Funding challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research
  • Strengthening capability for research, innovation and knowledge exchange in the UK and developing countries through partnership with excellent UK research and researchers
  • Providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research or on-the-ground need.
  • Scholarship Award: The awards provide up to £25,000 over 1 year to hold networking events, supporting collaborations between developing countries and the UK looking at global challenges.
  • Nationality: Students from Developing countries are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Students from Developing countries and the UK (Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this grant.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Applications should focus on building a collaborative network and therefore should be submitted jointly by a lead overseas researcher from a developing country and a lead researcher based in the UK.

To be eligible to apply, both applicants must:

  • Have completed a PhD or have to experience at an equivalent level
  • Have proven research experience in their field
  • Hold a permanent position at an eligible institution (in the UK or a DAC-listed country), or a fixed term contract for the duration of the award

Lead applicants must not be affiliated with a private or commercial organization. Applications will not be considered if there is more than one UK co-applicant or an overseas applicant not from a DAC-listed country.

This grant forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA), which promotes economic development and welfare in developing countries. In order for applications to be eligible for this grant, applicants must clearly show that their proposal’s aims are in-line with those of the ODA. These include strengthening global peace and security, promoting global prosperity and tackling extreme poverty. The delivery partners for this scheme have provided some ODA guidance for applicants, which can be downloaded from the right side of this page.

Projects must start between 1 July 2018 and 30 September 2018, and the funding will last for one year. Full details of eligibility for this scheme are outlined in the guidance, which can be downloaded from the right side of this page when the scheme is open for applications. Please read this carefully before submitting an application.

English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command of the English language.

Developing Countries Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: There will be two funding rounds in 2018, with the first Selection Panel meeting in May.

Applications are invited from researchers affiliated to institutions in DAC-listed countries in collaboration with researchers within eligible UK higher education institutions (HEIs).

You will need to apply for the programme using the Academy’s online grant management system: Flexi-Grant. We do not require a hard-copy to be sent by post. You can download a sample of the application form and the guidance notes from the right-hand side of this page when a round is open for applications. To keep up to date with news and round openings please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Research Grants, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is pleased to announce Research Grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. These grants are available for Danida priority countries.

The aim of the grants is to generate new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of the priority countries and to Denmark’s development cooperation as well as contributing to strengthening research capacity in these countries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and its overseas representations are in charge of Denmark’s foreign policy and relations.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2018
  • Course Level: These grants are available to pursue research programme.
  • Study Subject: These grants are awarded in the following fields:
  1. Theme 1 – Sustainable economic development
  2. Theme 2 – Gender equality and development
  3. Theme 3 – Humanitarian assistance and development
  4. Theme 4 – Climate change resilience
  5. Theme 5 – State building
  • Scholarship Award: The total budget available for this research window is approximately DKK 120 million. The funding is conditional on the Danish Parliament’s approval of the 2018 Finance Bill.
  • Nationality: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Palestine, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Denmark

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Palestine, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
  1. The application must list all partner institutions. The applications from Denmark must list partners in Danida priority countries and possible international and private sector partners, while the research project applications from Ghana and Tanzania must list partners in Denmark and possibly elsewhere. At least one researcher from each partner institution (project participant if private sector partner) must be named in the
  2. Research collaboration is considered an important means to strengthen the research capacity of institutions in priority countries. In order for research partners to benefit from the collaboration, partnerships should be equal, and partners should be able to contribute actively to preparing both Phase 1 and Phase 2 applications. Research applications which have been prepared without the active involvement of partners in priority countries or Denmark will not be approved. Other important aspects of equal partnerships include joint fieldwork, joint publishing, knowledge sharing, access to databases and libraries, etc. It is strongly encouraged to involve partners from the private sector and national authorities in the partner country or in Denmark in the research project, and grant funding can be used for their direct work input and expenses in relation to the project activities. Such partners are encouraged to contribute with additional resources (funding or in-kind) for the projects. International research institutions and research institutions in countries outside Denmark and outside the partner countries can be included as subcontractors and can be supported by the grant for their direct services to the project activities.
  3. Support to PhD students is considered an important part of research capacity strengthening. The application should indicate the intentions for the involvement of PhD students in the project, as well as the involvement of post-doc and other researchers.
  4. PhD candidates from the priority countries included in the project must seek enrolment at a university in their home country, alternatively at a university in the region of the partner country. Enrolment in Denmark can only be considered if enrolment in the partner country or the partner country region is not possible, and if sufficient justification for this is provided. More details will be provided in the Call for Phase 2 applications for the prequalified applicants.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.

Research Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • The mode of applying is online.

How to Apply:

  • The e-application form
  • Appendix A: CVs of all researchers and other project participants named in Step 1A of the  Application Form
  • Appendix B: Signatures
  • All steps (including Step 1A) in the e-application form must be completed, and the application and appendices must be completed in English. Only the required appendices will be considered. The total volume of the appendices must not exceed 25 MB. The appendices must be named: “Appendix (letter) – the name of project coordinator”.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Postgraduate Training Scholarships for Afghan Students in USA, 2018

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the GRAIN Project at Michigan State University, is pleased to announce post-graduate training scholarships in fields related to wheat research.

Grain Research and Innovation (GRAIN), a five-year project aimed at bolstering Afghanistan’s wheat sector, is funded by a $19.5 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development.

Applicants must have strong written and spoken English language skills. Applicants will be required to take the TOEFL or similar language examination prior to acceptance into the GRAIN scholarship program.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available postgraduate training programme.
Study Subject: Applicants may study in a wide variety of fields that relate to wheat research in Afghanistan. These fields may include but are not limited to: Plant Genetics and Breeding, Agronomy, Soil Science, Irrigation, Agricultural Economics, Plant Physiology, Food Science, Post-Harvest Management, Agricultural Statistics, Biotechnology, Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Data/Information Management.
Scholarship Award: The scholarships will provide full support for doctoral and master’s study beginning in August 2018. Training programs will cover up to 2.5 years of courses and research for master’s students, and up to 4 years for PhD students.
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Students from Afghanistan can apply for these scholarships. (Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply).
Entrance Requirements: Trainee Selection Committee will review applications and select candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Afghan national residing in Afghanistan.
  • Strong academic performance at the bachelor’s level (for master’s study) and at the master’s level (for PhD study). An average of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (minimum 65% overall grade average) is preferred for all prior degrees.
  • Relevant educational background and professional experience2
  • Evidence of commitment to a future career in developing agriculture in Afghanistan, particularly research.
  • Under 38 years of age for master’s applicants. An exception may be made for excellent applicants.
  • Under 40 years of age for PhD applicants. An exception may be made for excellent applicants.

English Language Requirements:  Applicants must have strong written and spoken English language skills. Applicants will be required to take the TOEFL or similar language examination prior to acceptance into the GRAIN scholarship program.

Application Procedure:

Candidate documents required:

  • Application form
  • Applicant intent questionnaire
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (this includes education, work experience, publications, etc.)
  • University transcripts
  • Degree certificates
  • Passport identification page
  • If you don’t have a passport, you may initially submit an alternate id – a passport identification page will be ¬required if you reach the finalist stage.
  • Three letters of recommendation: Please give the form titled instructions for a letter of recommendation writers to each recommender.

How to Apply:

Option 1: Visit the application portal and follow the instructions to submit your application and required documents.

Option 2: It is strongly encouraged that all students use application portal to apply. However, if you are unable to create an online application, you will also find a downloadable application packet (below). You may fill out these forms and submit them by e-mail.

Online Application

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MEASURE Evaluation Small Research Grants in USA, 2018

Applicants are invited for MEASURE Evaluation Small Research Grants to increase the evidence base in routine health information systems (RHIS) in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). The grants are available for applicants who are from a USAID FP/RH priority country.

The purpose of the grants is to address research gaps in routine health information for FP/RH to inform policy and programmatic decision-making.

MEASURE Evaluation is a cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and five partner organizations: ICF International, John Snow Inc., Management Sciences for Health, Palladium, and Tulane University.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2018.
  • Course Level: Grants are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: Grants are awarded to conduct research in family planning and reproductive health.
  • Scholarship Award: The base amount for a small grant is US$10,000, which is intended to cover basic research expenses for a twelve-month timeline. The total amount of the approved sub-grant may be higher as it will be based on proposed budgets reflecting realistic data collection and analysis activities. Anticipated data use and dissemination activities should be included in the proposed budget. Travel to an international conference to present the research findings may not be requested.
    Funds will be paid in three instalments: at the onset of the proposed study, after receipt of the first draft of a working paper, and after completion of the final working paper and other products related to data dissemination and use.
    MEASURE Evaluation will assign a technical staff member to provide assistance for data analysis, editing drafts, and/or data utilization, as needed. This individual will also administratively manage the sub-agreements.
  • Nationality: Applicants from USAID FP/RH priority country(Haiti, Yemen, Philippines Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Liberia, Zambia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Mali and Democratic Republic of the Congo) are eligible to apply for the grants.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of grants are not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from Haiti, Yemen, Philippines, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Liberia, Zambia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Mali and Democratic Republic of the Congo are eligible to apply for the grants.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be seeking to build their research and/or data use capacity.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.

Research Scholarship

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  • Applicants can apply by via email:
  • To apply, please submit the following in English:
  • Brief cover letter.
  • Concept paper (3-4 pages) clearly summarizing the background/context, the rationale for the study, research question(s), the scope of analysis, description of the dataset, and proposed data use and dissemination activities.
  • Illustrative budget in US dollars.
  • Curriculum vitae of key personnel.
  • Concept papers are due by January 5, 2018. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. All candidates will be notified by January 25, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will then be requested to submit a detailed research proposal (5- 10 pages) with the following sections:
  • Background/context.
  • Research question(s).
  • Methods (study design and data collection).
  • Data analysis
  • Plan for how the research findings will be disseminated and potentially used.
  • The composition of the research team.
  • Description of how the sub-grant will build research capacity.
  • Detailed budget.
  • Once selected, sub-grantees will be required to submit proof of institutional or country ethics review and approval or exemption.

Scholarship Link

Clark Graduate Bursary Fund for International Students at University of Glasgow in UK, 2018

The University of Glasgow now wishes to invite applicants for its Clark (Mile-End) Graduate Bursary Fund to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and postgraduate research programmes.

The aim of the bursary is to support graduates of the University of Glasgow or Strathclyde studying for, or applying to study for, a subsequent degree at a university in the UK or abroad.

The University of Glasgow (Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Ghlaschu, Latin: Universitas Glasguensis) (abbreviated as Glas. in post-nominals) is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: Applications can be submitted between 1st March and 1st October each year.
  • Course Level: Bursary is available to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and postgraduate research programmes.
  • Study Subject: Bursary is awarded in the field offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: The value of the bursary normally between £500 and £1,500.
  • Nationality: Applicants from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra ,Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic of Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republi,c East Timo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea North, Korea South, Kosovo, Kuwait Kyrgystan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar(Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepa,l Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau ,Palestine ,Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis ,St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda ,Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are eligible to apply for the bursary.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of bursaries is not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra ,Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic of Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republi,c East Timo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea North, Korea South, Kosovo, Kuwait Kyrgystan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar(Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepa,l Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau ,Palestine ,Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis ,St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda ,Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are eligible to apply for the bursary.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants can either be graduates of the University of Glasgow or Strathclyde studying for, or applying to study for, a subsequent degree at a university in the UK or abroad.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.

UK Scholarship

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  • There is an annual application process. Applications can be submitted between 1st March and 1st October each year.Applications must be submitted online.
  • Interviews of candidates selected for consideration are held in Glasgow at a Governors’ meeting during November. Interviewees will usually be notified within a week of the interviews whether they will receive an award. Awards are normally paid to successful applicants before the end of the year.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

East Asian Circle of Applied Technology Graduate Scholarship in Japan, 2018

­Applications are invited for East Asian Circle of Applied Technology Foundation Scholarship for International Asian Students at the University of Tokyo in Japan. Scholarships are available to pursue graduate degree programme.

The University of Tokyo abbreviated as Todai or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, often cited as the most prestigious university in Japan. Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked the University of Tokyo 1st in Asia and 20th in the world in 2012.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: February 10(Sat), 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available for the graduate programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of science and engineering.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarship of Amount: 30,000 JPY/month will be awarded, Duration: one year from April 2018 to March 2019.
  • Nationality: Students from Asian countries are eligible
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students from Asian countries are eligible.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a

  • Privately financed international students from Asian countries, studying at a graduate school in the field of science and engineering as regular students.
  • Those who are not receiving more than 150,000 JPY from other foundations
  • Those who are able to attend the monthly seminar hosted by the foundation (in principle, the second Sunday of each month).

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Japan Scholarship

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following documents directly to the foundation.

(1)  Application form (Foundation form)
(2)  Research theme and plan in Japanese, up to 1,000 characters
(3)  Certificate of enrollment
(4)  Academic transcript
(5)  Copy of your passport (copy of a page with your photo)
For details, see the Application Guidelines(only in Japanese)

Application Form

Scholarship Link

Orange Knowledge Programme for Developing Countries in Netherlands, 2018

The Erasmus University Rotterdam is seeking applicants for Orange Knowledge Programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation. The programme is open to developing countries applicants.

The aim of the programme is to aid the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of individuals as well as institutions in the field of higher and vocational education.

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a public university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Erasmus MC is the largest and one of the foremost academic medical centres and trauma centres in the Netherlands.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: February 2018
  • Course Level: The fellowship is available to pursue the following programme:
  1. Urban Management and Development (UMD)
  2. Month course on Urban Management and Development Theory (UMDT)
  3. Week course on Developing Social Housing Projects (DSHP)
  • Study Subject: The fellowship is awarded in the field of management.
  • Scholarship Award: The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is a Dutch scholarships programme from Nuffic, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.
  • Nationality: In the first OKP round there were 28 developing countries eligible for this programme.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
  1. Be a professional and national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the OKP country list.
  2. Have an employer’s statement that complies with a prescribed format. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement. (You will not be eligible for the fellowship if you fail to submit this document)
  3. Not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff-development. Organizations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example:multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), large national and/or a large commercial organisations, bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid), multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB), international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  4. Must have an official and valid passport
  5. Must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time
  6. Must have an NFP government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established
  •  English Language Requirements: Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.

Master Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants should first apply for the IHS academic course via IHS Online Application Form and receive your academic admission offer.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants should first apply for the IHS academic course and then they will be invited by IHS to apply for the OKP fellowship. An invitation email with detailed instructions will be sent to them.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

SOAS University of London Master Scholarship for Developing Countries in UK, 2018

The SOAS University of London has a long tradition of welcoming students from developing countries and is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for entry at taught masters programme. The Felix scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees; living costs and a return airfare.

The Felix Non- Indian Scholarship has been initiated to support the international education of talented students from developing countries. In order to be eligible candidates must have a first class Bachelor’s degree from a University or comparable institution.

This scholarship is aimed primarily at candidates who are nationals of Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Palestine territories (West Bank and Gaza) living in their country of origin.

SOAS University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. SOAS is top for teaching in London with a score of 90%. SOAS has more than 5,000 students from 133 countries.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications deadline: January 29, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue a Taught Masters programme for entry in September 2018.
  • Study Subject: Any SOAS taught masters programme.
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.
  • Scholarship Award: The Felix scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees; living costs (£15,560 in 2017-18) and a return airfare. This Masters scholarship is shared with International Students House, which provides free accommodation and breakfast. The accommodation cost will be deducted from the living cost of £15,560.
  • Nationality: Nationals of developing countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
  • Number of Scholarships: One scholarship is available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Nationals of developing countries (Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Candidates must be nationals of a developing country and not currently be living or studying outside of their country. This scholarship is aimed primarily at candidates who are nationals of Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Palestine territories (West Bank and Gaza) who are living in their country of origin
  • Candidates must not have previously studied for one year or more outside of their country.
  • Candidates must have a first class Bachelor’s degree from a University or comparable institution.
  • Candidates who already hold a Master’s degree cannot apply for a Master’s degree scholarship.
  • Candidates must demonstrate financial need.
  • Graduates are expected to return to work in their home country.
  • Candidates must have submitted a complete application for admission by the scholarship closing date of 29 January 2018, 1700 UK time.
  • Candidates must have an offer of admission by the time short-listing takes place in early March 2018. We may give priority to applicants with an unconditional offer of admission.
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2018. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2018. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.

Developing Countries Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: 

You must follow two steps:

STEP 1:  Apply for your programme
Applicants must submit a COMPLETE on-line application for admission. You can use this online link to apply for Master’s degree. Applicants must have submitted a complete admission to a Master’s programme at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline, 29 January 2018. A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degree obtained outside of the UK, two references, CV, and a personal statement. The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with your online application for admission.  Please note that complete application for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of year.  You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.

STEP 2:  Apply for the scholarship
You must apply for this scholarship via the online Felix Non-Indian Scholarship application. Please submit no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 29 January 2018.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

MPH Tuition Scholarship for Students of Syria, South Sudan, Afghanistan, or Somalia, 2018

The Johns Hopkins University is awarding MPH Tuition Scholarship to support the student who has been displaced due to the conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Afghanistan, or Somalia. The scholarship is available to pursue a master degree in Public Health.

The aim of the scholarship is to produce graduates of responsible character with the necessary knowledge and skills.

The Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university. The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health is a unique and collaborative Johns Hopkins academic program conducted jointly by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing.

Course Level: The scholarship is available to pursue a master degree.

Study Subject: The scholarship is awarded in Public Health.

Scholarship Award:  The scholarship will cover full tuition for the 11-month program of study.

Number of Scholarships: One scholarship is available.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Syria and currently residing in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan or Turkey, or residing under Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.
  • South Sudan and currently residing in Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan or Uganda, or residing under Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.
  • Somalia and currently residing in Kenya or Ethiopia, or residing under Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.
  • Afghanistan and currently residing in Pakistan or Iran, or residing under Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.

Nationality: Applicants of Syria, South Sudan, Afghanistan, or Somalia are eligible for the scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous year degree.

English Language Requirement: JHSPH requires a minimum TOEFL score of 100 or IELTS score of 7.

Master Scholarship

How to Apply: International Applicants from Afghanistan, South Sudan and Somalia can apply for waivers for the SOPHAS application

  • Applicants must notify the Scholarship Program of their desire to be considered for the scholarship by e-mailing

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2018.

Scholarship Link

Fully Funded Master Scholarships at KDI School of Public Policy & Management in Korea, 2018

Colombo Plan Secretariat and KDI School are delighted to offer Master’s Programs under Colombo Plan Secretariat and KDI School Scholarship for 12 months in Korea. The scholarship is awarded to students from Colombo Plan member countries.

The KDI School offers PhD in Public Policy degree and PhD in Development Policy degree. The goal of the PhD program is to prepare qualified candidates to produce cutting-edge research in their chosen field and to equip them with the skills they need to ascend to leadership positions in the public or private sector.

KDI School of Public Policy and Management was established in 1997 to educate and develop the next generation of leaders in today’s rapidly changing and globalizing economy. The School offers an innovative educational program focusing on policy and international issues and aims to transform mid-career professionals into leaders of their respective fields by equipping them with new knowledge, vision and a global perspective.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue Master degree programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the following fields:

  • Master degree in Public Policy; OR
  • Master degree in Development Policy; OR
  • Master degree in Public Management

Scholarship Award: The Colombo Plan Secretariat and KDI School of Public Policy & Management sponsor the following:

  • Admission process fees;
  • Full tuition fees;
  • Housing; and
  • Living stipend.

However, following expenses need to be borne by the nominating member countries (nominating agency):

  • Book allowances;
  • Airfare; and
  • Other costs, if any

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Korea

Eligibility: Applicants for Master’s degree program must meet one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree holder from an accredited college or university (min. 3 years)
  • Certificate of expected degree can be submitted instead of degree diploma if one is expected to earn a bachelor’s degree by January 2018.
  • Educational attainment equivalent to bachelor’s degree (min. 3 years) approved by law

Nationality: Scholarship is awarded to students from Colombo Plan member countries.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students must have a bachelor’s degree holder from an accredited college or university (min. 3 years).

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Master Scholarships

How to Apply: Kindly submit the documents as per KDI’s requirements. The candidates are required to apply online as well as submit the documents (hard copy) to KDI. The deadline for receiving applicants at the KDI School with relevant documents in post email is on or before 25th October 2017. Application for Inservice candidate needs to route through RCSC for onward submission to MFA, Thimphu (Focal Point for Colombo Plan).

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for receiving applicants at the KDI School with relevant documents in post email is on or before October 25, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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