Friday, 24 February 2017

EU Advocacy and Research Intern

PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU 28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.45 million people are working in about 62,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 300 bn EUR per year. The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by PlasticsEurope, converters - represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP.
We are looking for a (m/f)
EU Advocacy and Research Intern
for a six month internship to support in all advocacy activities
The position is for a highly motivated, well organised and efficient candidate who is looking to gain hands-on EU policy and advocacy experience and country and issue-specific knowledge.
Responsibilities:
Research and draft background materials on EU policy and activities
Support the advocacy team in monitoring closely and preparing regular news summaries and updates on EU policies and institutions, as well as EU member state developments;
Review and prepare summaries and analysis of EU policy documents
Attend advocacy meetings, conferences and events and prepare event reports and meeting notes
Provide general administrative support
Requirements:
An undergraduate degree or in pursuit of a degree, preferably in European studies, Economics, Law, Political Science or similar
Knowledge of EU policy and decision-making procedures and institutions
Strong research skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail
Analytical skills and ability to digest complex information into concise and informative briefs
Strong oral and written skills in English
Knowledge of other European languages would be an asset
Possession of a EU passport, student visa, or other means of residing in Belgium for a minimum of six months
If you wish to apply please send your CV (maximum two pages) and cover letter (maximum one page) to advocacy@plasticseurope.org by Monday 6 March 2017. Please do not forget to mention when you would be available to start.


Queen Margaret University Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2017

The University has a number of Queen Margaret University Scholarships available for September 2017 start courses. These scholarships are available for new international students undertaking their first year of study on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the academic year 2017-18.
Queen Margaret University is a modern university located in Musselburgh, East Lothian near Edinburgh in Scotland. It is named after Saint Margaret, wife of King Malcolm III of Scotland.
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.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: University is pleased to offer competitive scholarships of £3,000 each for new international students. The scholarship is granted as a reduction of the tuition fee and is available to students who are self-funding with an international tuition fee of more than £9,000 for a single year of study only.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: Applications are accepted from students holding an offer at Queen Margaret University for a place on a postgraduate degree programme commencing in September 2016. Students do not have to have accepted their place at the time of application. Applicants must also be self-funding (i.e. not funded by a sponsor) and on a programme with an international tuition fee of more than £9000 per year.
Nationality: International students can apply for Queen Margaret University Scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.
English Language Requirement: The minimum English language qualifications that we will accept are:
Undergraduate: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each language skill
Postgraduate: IELTS: 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each language skill
How to Apply: To apply for a QMU scholarship applicant must complete the attached application form. In particular student should complete a supporting statement of between 500 and 1000 words. You should include in this statement
Your reasons for choosing your degree programme AND how this particular course would be of benefit to you in your future career
Information on any noteworthy academic or professional achievements to-date
A description of the positive financial impact that the Scholarship would have on you (e.g. you may wish to provide information on your typical income and any financial commitments that you have)
Any other matter which you may consider to be relevant to your application
No additional documentation (e.g. CV’s, reference or statements) will be considered and should not be sent. Your university application form will not be used as part of the decision making process. The statement will be assessed by a panel and applicants will be notified of a decision by within 6 weeks of the specified closing date.
Please send completed application either as an email attachment to international@qmu.ac.uk or print of the application form and send by post.
Application Deadline: The closing date for those starting a course in September 2017 is March 31, 2017.


Thursday, 23 February 2017

International Scholarships for Contemporary Japan Program (CJP) at KGU in Japan, 2017-2018

Kwansei Gakuin University is offering International Scholarships for Contemporary Japan Program (CJP). In order to attend Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) as an exchange student, students must be enrolled at their of KGU’s partner universities
The Contemporary Japan Program is specially designed for incoming exchange students to Kwansei Gakuin University. Exchange students are offered a choice between two study tracks that will define the main focus of their time at KGU, the “Japanese Language Track” and the “Modern Japan Track”.
Kwansei Gakuin University, colloquially abbreviated to Kangaku, is a non-denominational Christian private and coeducational university in Nishinomiya, Sanda, Osaka City, and Tokyo, Japan.
No prior knowledge of Japanese Language is necessary to study at KGU as an exchange student.
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to study in Japan for a semester or an academic year.
Study Subject: Scholarships are available for pursuing Contemporary Japan Program (CJP).
Scholarship Award:
The JASSO scholarship: The Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) offers a limited amount of scholarships for incoming exchange students requiring financial support and fulfilling the specific prerequisites for nomination to study in Japan for a semester or an academic year. This scholarship includes a monthly stipend of ¥80,000 (estimated) which will be provided after arriving in Japan. The number of scholarships available varies each year according to government funding. JASSO Scholarship recipients are forbidden from concurrently receiving other scholarships which pay the equivalent of a monthly stipend of the amount of the JASSO Scholarship or higher. Recipients receiving any such additional scholarship will lose the JASSO Scholarship. Applicants may concurrently apply for such scholarships, but will have to decline them should the JASSO Scholarship be awarded.
Other external scholarships: KGU may be able to nominate incoming exchange students for other external scholarship. In this case, KGU will
contact students who submitted a Scholarship Application Form and fulfill specific prerequisites for each different scholarship. KGU may require the student to submit extra documents such as a proof of the family’s income.
Scholarship can be taken in Japan
Eligibility: In order to attend Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) as an exchange student, students must be enrolled at one of KGU’s partner universities. Candidates who have been officially nominated by their partner institutions must fulfill the following requirements
A student who has good character and performed well academically in their home institution. The students’ grades from the previous academic year must be equal exceed 2.30 according to the scholarship GPA formula below. Academic transcripts for the previous semester will be sufficient if transcripts for the whole academic year are unavailable. Moreover, in the rare case that student’s grades cannot be calculated according to the Scholarship GPA Evaluation Chart, the student will need to and then a letter of recommendation which states that the nominee
performs well academically to the standards we require for a scholarship nomination will be substituted. This letter must be written by a member of academic or administrative staff from the home institution.
A student who has a clear purpose for studying in Japan and who will benefit from the exchange experience.
A student who needs financial assistance for studying in Japan. Students with a family income lower than 8,000,000 JPY per year will be considered preferentially.
A student who will continue their studies and/or who will receive a degree at their home university after completion of the exchange program.
A student who will have the visa status of college student when coming to Japan. Japanese Nationals are not eligible.
If a student is awarded another scholarship for his/her studies in Japan, the amount of money received from that scholarship should not exceed the amount of the scholarship received through KGU.
A student who hasn’t received a scholarship in the past to come and study in Japan as an exchange student. Or if a student has received a scholarship in the past as an exchange student at least 3 years must have passed since receiving the scholarship
Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Test Requirement: Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 or the equivalent level is required. Students who wish to take regular university courses at KGU during their exchange must have already passed JLPT N1, or pass the Regular Course Aptitude test (JLPT N1 equivalent level) after arriving in Japan (also held during orientation). Those who have passed JLPT N1 should submit a document of proof with their application.
English Language Requirement: No prior knowledge of Japanese Language is necessary to study at KGU as an exchange student. However please note that to register in the Japanese Language Track, you have to master the two Japanese scripts, hiragana and katakana, by the time you arrive to Japan as proved by the results of your placement tests. If you choose to
How to Apply:  Responsibilities of the Applicant
Submit the Scholarship Application Form to your university administrator / exchange coordinator.
Submit your scholarship GPA score, based on the formula explained above, to your university administrator / exchange coordinator.
Submit a one-page essay detailing Reasons for Applying for the Scholarship. This essay can be written in Japanese or in English. Please note that this essay is not the ‘Letter of Reason’ that students are required to submit as a part of their application materials.
Application Deadline: The following deadlines apply to both full year and semester study abroad applications.
Fall Semester 2017: April 15, 2017
Spring Semester 2018: November 15, 2017
Note: Students applying for scholarships through KGU (including the JASSO Scholarship) must submit all application documents including the scholarship application documents by the deadline.


Kingston University Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in UK, 2017

The International Office is pleased to offer 40 international scholarships at Kingston University. Scholarships are awarded to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
Kingston University is offering these scholarships encourage academic excellence, increase the diversity of student population and to develop relationships.
The university’s aim is to be internationally recognised for a creative approach to education that has practical outcomes which benefit people and communities.University rated among top 15 per cent in globe in latest QS World University Rankings Kingston University rated among top 15 per cent in globe in latest QS World University Rankings.
Students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet Kingston University’s English language requirements – these depend on the course they are applying for.
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
Study Subject: Scholarships are offered over different departments across the University, all offering a diverse range of courses.
Number of Awards: 40 international scholarships to international students.
Scholarship Award: They offer awards to international students totalling £200,000 every year, with our international scholarships each worth £4,000 per year of study.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: Applicants can apply for an award if they:
are an international student (classified as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes);
have an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a course at Kingston for September 2018 entry; and
are not currently registered on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Kingston University.
Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Academic entry requirements vary so applicants should check their undergraduate and postgraduate course pages for the exact requirements of their chosen course or programme.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet Kingston University’s English language requirements – these depend on the course they are applying for.
Undergraduate study (Academic IELTS)
Subject area
Overall score
Conditions
Art, Design and Architecture courses
6.0
5.5 in all elements
Arts and Social Sciences courses*
6.5
5.5 in all elements
Business and Law courses
6.0
5.5 in all elements
Health, Social Care and Education courses
6.5
5.5 in all elements
Science, Engineering, Computing and Surveying*
6.0
5.5 in all elements
Postgraduate study (Academic IELTS)
Subject area
Overall score
Special conditions
Art, Design and Architecture courses*
6.5
5.5 in all elements
Arts and Social Sciences courses*
6.5
5.5 in all elements
Business and Law courses*
6.5
6.0 in all elements
Health, Social Care and Education courses*
6.5
5.5 in all elements
Science, Engineering, Computing and Surveying*
6.5
6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all elements
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Please note that we cannot consider applications received after the deadline. Remember that the scholarships application procedure is separate from the admissions application procedure. You apply for the international scholarship via our online system and you’ll need electronic copies of the documents mentioned in the above section to attach to your application. Please note that you will need electronic copies of the following documents to make your application online:
a copy of your offer letter;
an academic reference letter;
a copy of your academic transcript/worksheet; and
a copy of your Academic IELTS or TOEFL result (where applicable).
Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 31, 2017.


Dahlem Postdoc Fellowships 2017

Deadline: 15 March 2017
Open to: postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who hold a doctoral degree, completed their doctoral degree no longer than four years prior to the deadline, have at least six months’ international research experience
Scholarship: a monthly research allowance (300 Euro for office-based/ 600 Euro for field-trip-based/ 900 Euro for lab-based projects)
Description
DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS provide funding for highly qualified postdoctoral fellows with at least six months of international research experience* to conduct their own research within one of the university’s outstanding collaborative research projects. In addition, international research stays are supported in order to allow researchers to build up a full year of international research experience by the time they complete their DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP.
Eligibility
Applicants have to submit a project plan based on the research fields/ key topics of the participating host research projects of Freie Universität Berlin.
The call is open to:
Postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities;
Hold a doctoral degree (the dissertation must be submitted and proof must be available by the application deadline);
Completed their doctoral degree no longer than four years prior to the deadline (the date on the doctoral certificate applies);
For applicants with children, one year per child will be added to the permitted duration;

Have at least six months’ international research experience, three months of which must be an uninterrupted stay. 
Scholarship
14 months‘ research funding, starting November 1, 2017;
An employment contract at level TV-L FU E13 (which refers to the collective agreement for the public area of Berlin and translates into an annual net salary of approx. 25.600 to 33.400 Euro, depending on previous work experience and marital status);
Social security and health insurance included;
A monthly research allowance (300 Euro for office-based/ 600 Euro for field-trip-based/ 900 Euro for lab-based projects);
Travel allowance for research stays of up to six months at an international research institution;
One-time reimbursement of travel costs when moving to Berlin;
A fully funded intensive German course;
A tailored qualification program delivered by Dahlem Research School.
How to Apply?
To apply, please register with the DRS online application platform. Once registered, fill out the online application form and upload all required documents. Deadline for applications: March 15, 2017, 12 noon. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Documents to be uploaded:
– Project proposal (10 A4 pages max.) including the following points:
Summary of no more than one page;
Context, scientific questions and objectives of your research project;
Current state of research and most relevant literature;
Theoretical framework and research methods
Bibliography/ References.
– Doctoral certificate/ certified translation;
– MA/ MSc or equivalent certificate/ certified translation;
– BA / BSc or equivalent certificate/ certified translation;
– List of publications, presentations, prizes and awards;
– Declaration of Commitment from your proposed scientific advisor and the director of your host collaborative project at Freie Universität Berlin;
– Declaration of Commitment from your proposed international host (for stays of more than six weeks).
More information on the official website.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarships for applicants from Ukraine, Georgia and Afghanistan

Tallinn University has received funding from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to offer scholarships for candidates applying for English taught Master’s programmes. 
In 2017, four stipends are available for applicants from Afghanistan, Georgia and Ukraine for the following programmes (one full scholarship per programme):
International Relations programme - for Georgian and Ukrainian applicants
The scholarship covers the tuition fee for two years (2700 EUR per year) and will provide a stipend of 300 EUR per month for two years (18 months).
Human-Computer Interaction programme - for Afghan, Georgian and Ukrainian applicants.
The scholarship covers the tuition fee for two years (2500 EUR per year) and will provide a stipend of 300 EUR per month for two years (18 months).
Digital Learning Games programme - for Georgian and Ukrainian applicants.
The scholarship covers the tuition fee for two years (2500 EUR per year) and will provide a stipend of 300 EUR per month for two years (18 months).
Communication Management programme - for Georgian and Ukrainian applicants.
The scholarship covers the tuition fee for two years (3600 EUR per year) and will provide a stipend of 300 EUR per month for two years (18 months).
The exact conditions of allocating the scholarships for the candidates are still pending and will be announced in the coming weeks.
Contact:
Karolin Mägi
Senior International Marketing Specialist
karolin.magi@tlu.ee


15 Doctoral Positions for International Scholars at University of Bern in Switzerland, 2017

The University of Bern is offering up to 15 doctoral positions for upcoming international scholars. Positions are available for students who have completed all of their studies-to-date outside of Switzerland and achieved outstanding grades in their master’s degree.
The aim of students is to commence and complete your doctoral studies at the University of Bern. All of your academic qualifications to date have been obtained outside of Switzerland, and you have achieved outstanding grades.
The University of Bern is a university in the Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834. It is regulated and financed by the Canton of Bern
Course Level: Positions are available pursuing the doctoral programme.
Study Subject: Positions are open to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: The positions are limited to three years, and must commence before the 1st of January 2018. Payment is according to the regulations of the Swiss National Fund (SNF). A prerequisite for the application process, however, is that a doctoral supervisor from the University of Bern is prepared to cover 50% of the wages for the 3 year period.
Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland
Eligibility: For admission at doctoral level, students must
Hold a master’s degree or a licentiate from a Swiss university or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, or an equivalent university degree and
Students must also fulfil any other requirements set out by the relevant faculty or graduate school (e.g. specific average grades or a specific result in your master’s degree, licentiate, diploma or state exams).
Further training qualifications (Master of Advanced Studies, Executive Master) and degrees from a university of applied sciences or a university of teacher education are not accepted for admission to doctoral studies.
Nationality: International students can apply for these doctoral positions.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants will have completed all of their studies-to-date outside of Switzerland, and achieved outstanding grades in their master’s degree.
English Language Requirement:
How to Apply: Please email your application including any related documents as one pdf to link.fehrenbach-at-entwicklung.unibe.ch. Supporting documents
Application form
Copy of your ID
Cover letter
CV
Copies of academic qualifications
Certification from the university where you attained your master’s degree, that you are permitted to engage in doctoral studies.
Certificates for relevant language skills.
An outline of your planned dissertation (maximum 5000 characters including spaces).
List of publications (if available).
Confirmation from your supervisor at the University of Bern (use the form “Confirmation of Supervisor”).
A letter from your supervisor stating:
-Your potential as a doctoral candidate and the quality of your research project.
-The relevance of your project to the supervisor’s own research or that of the research group with which you will work
Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 17, 2017.