Tuesday, 28 March 2017

British Council Languages Teacher Training Scholarships in UK, 2017

If you are passionate about French, German or Spanish you could receive a languages scholarship of £27,500 to support you during your teacher training.
As a Languages Teacher Training Scholar, you will, in addition to the financial support, receive access to mentor support and a range of professional development opportunities and resources.
The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The British Council create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. The British Council work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Work of British Council in education and society helps transform national education systems, builds more inclusive and open societies and increases young people’s opportunities.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for language study programme.
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the subjects of  French, German or Spanish languages.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover £27,500.
Number of Scholarships: Not known
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:
A 2:1, or predicted 2:1
A relevant PhD or Master’s degree, or recognized equivalent.
We may also consider your application if you have a degree in another subject, or a 2.2 (or predicted 2.2) if you are able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the target language.
And you must meet the student finance criteria. To receive the scholarship you must also have secured a place on an eligible non-salaried languages teacher training scheme in England for the 2017/18 academic year by September 2017. But you can apply for the scholarship at the same time as applying for an eligible course. If you are unsure about your eligibility for the scholarship your chosen teacher training provider will be able to advise you.
 Nationality: Applicants of UK can apply for the scholarship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a relevant PhD or Master’s degree, or recognised equivalent.
How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online mode.
Applicants can apply directly to us for a scholarship alongside your application to secure a training place at your preferred school or university. The closing date is 31 July 2017; please apply early to avoid disappointment.
If you are not awarded a scholarship, you could still access a bursary – you can find out about the funding and training options available and how to apply for teacher training on the Department for Education’s Get Into Teaching website Opens in a new tab or window
Application Deadline: The Application Deadline is July 31, 2017

Call for Applications, The Galilean School of Higher Education in Padova, Italy

Deadline:  22 May 2017
Open to: non-Italian citizens (both from UE and outside UE), residing OUTSIDE Italy
Scholarship: free canteen and dormitory, contribution for books up until 1000 euros, refund for flight tickets per each year, etc.
The University of Padova, one of the most ancient universities in the world, has a long tradition in the promotion of excellence of its students, regardless their nationality, gender, beliefs, or interests. Accordingly, every year the University of Padova promotes a program of excellence, the Galilean School of Higher Education. The school is named in honor of Galileo Galilei, the founder of modern Physics and Astronomy, who came to Padova in 1592, when he was 28 years old; the college where the School is hosted, Collegio Morgagni, takes its name from Giovanni Battista Morgagni, one of the founders of modern Medicine, who came to Padova in 1711, when he was 29 years old. Both men shared a great passion for all activities of the human mind, across a broad range of disciplines including literature, music, natural sciences. Such passion for excellence and a broad vision have deeply been rooted in the University of Padova throughout its history. At the Galilean School of Higher Education, students are recruited in the areas of Humanities (Classe di Scienze Morali), Natural Sciences (Classe di Scienze Naturali) and Social Sciences (Classe di Scienze Sociali).
In addition to the regular students, the Galilean School of Higher Education recruits up to four highlymotivated foreign students, who can enrol in a 2-years program towards the Master Degree (Second Cycle Degree, Laurea Magistrale)
Several Second Cycle Degrees (Laurea Magistrale) programs are entirely taught in English: please visit the webpage here for the list. 
Many other Second Cycle Degrees, although not entirely taught in English, have several courses delivered in English. For details, you can check this list (slight changes can be expected for the academic year 2017- 2018). 
Non-Italian citizens (both from UE and outside UE), residing OUTSIDE Italy. Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree (or obtain it before July 31, 2017) and not be older than 26 before the application’s deadline (22 May 2017). All applicants must also enroll in a Second Cycle Degree (2-years Master Degree, in Italian Laurea Magistrale), following the application procedures and deadlines in the admission notices (admission bulletins), available from this link
Please, pay particular attention to the application deadlines, as they are 26 April 2017 for most English-taught Second Cycle Degrees. Be aware, that you cannot enroll to the Galilean School if you are not admitted and enrolled to a Second Cycle Degree at the University of Padova. 
The School will reimburse one round trip ticket from/to the country of origin (economy class) up to 1.500,00 Euros for each Academic Year, and cover the cost of books and miscellaneous documented expenses of educational nature, authorized and within reasonable limits. 
The School will provide free room and board in the University student houses and canteens.
The School reserves the right to assign a grant up to 5.000,00 Euros to the admitted students, as a contribution towards personal living expenses; this grant is subjected to the economic availability of the School and to the evaluation by a specific committee; no other scholarships will be compatible with this grant. 
The on-line procedure requires the uploading of the following documents:
a copy of the passport (or identity card only for EU nationals);
a certified copy (on headed paper, signed and stamped by the awarding Institution) of the academic transcript of records in English with the indication of ECTS credits or the indication of the grading scale used by the Institution, if ECTS grading is not available. The transcript may be replaced by the Diploma Supplement, if available;
a copy of the First Level University Diploma (Bachelor Degree). If a Bachelor Degree hasn’t been obtained yet before the application deadline, the applicant must attach an official letter of the Home Institution, stating that the candidate is registered as a Bachelor student and that he will earn his/her Bachelor degree before July 31, 2017 (the date of graduation would be appreciated);
Curriculum Vitae in English (a template can be downloaded here). Please, indicate a valid skype address in the CV.
In order to apply, register HERE.
If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  imma.uniweb@unipd.it.

DBU Scholarship Exchange Programme with CEE Countries

Deadline:  varies from country to country
Open to: candidates from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Oblast Kaliningrad, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, BosniaHerzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo.
Scholarship: € 1,060 monthly. This scholarship is not subject to taxes or social security payments. Each scholarship recipient is also covered by health-, accidentand liability insurance. The DBU also supports a German language course before the beginning of the scholarship.
The MOE Scholarship Exchange Program of the German Federal Environmental Foundation enables young scientists from Central and Eastern Europe to gather practically applicable experience for six to twelve months in Germany in the field of environmental protection. DBU activities in the MOE Scholarship Exchange Program now extend across 18 countries, from Estonia to Latvia, Lithuania, Oblast Kaliningrad, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, BosniaHerzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo.
Beyond the advanced professional qualification of the scholarship recipients, the program’s goal is the creation of a long-term network of German, Central and Eastern European experts in the field of environmental and nature protection, and the elimination of obstacles to cooperation across all borders in this work. The international integration takes place through participation in the International Summer Academy and in seminars, in the awarding of the German Environmental Prize, and through the various alumni associations. In all MOE countries, an annual meeting of DBU alumni is held. The majority of applicants come from the disciplines of natural and engineering sciences. They generally favor attending German Universities and extramural research institutes. But also high on the wish list are German companies, associations, ministries and environmental authorities.
Applications are accepted from university graduates from the above-named countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The studies program must have been completed with above-average exams (Master‘s, Magister degree/diploma) not more than three years in the past. Applicants must be citizens of one of the previously named countries and have a permanent residence in their home country at the time of the application.
Priority for scholarships is given to persons who have not previously studied in Germany. All applicants must have adequate knowledge of the German language and demonstrate this, at the latest, at the beginning of the scholarship period (through a language school diploma/certificate, language level B1). The scholarship is not intended for students who wish to write a doctoral thesis or carry out a doctoral studies program at a German institute of higher learning. Nor is the scholarship for persons who, at the time of their application, are already active in Germany within the framework of advanced qualification or the practice of a profession. PhD students may not complete their doctoral studies during the DBU scholarship program.
The DBU welcomes applications from all professional fields, to the extent that they make a substantial contribution to environmental- or nature protection in the home country or in the European Union application dates in the individual countries from the country coordinators, or on our homepage under: www.dbu.de/2575.html Inquiries (for example, by e-mail) are possible at all times
All scholarship awards are decided by a jury. After an initial internal vote, applicants with positive evaluations are invited to a selection interview in their home countries. The dates are provided to all candidates in a timely manner.
The scholarship amount is € 1,060 monthly. This scholarship is not subject to taxes or social security payments. Each scholarship recipient is also covered by health-, accidentand liability insurance. The DBU also supports a German language course before the beginning of the scholarship.
The application process takes place online. Please inform yourself on the appropriate country page of the DBU website. Homepage: www.dbu.de/2575.html
In the online process you must provide the following documents:
Project proposal (project idea [3 pages with a description of the problem for which a solution is sought])
Copy of the complete diploma (Master’sor Magister certificate) with translation
Written statement in German by an academic advisor from the home country
Confirmation of language skills (if available).
In order to apply, register HERE.
If you have any questions, please  n.freyer@dbu.de or c.grimm@dbu.de

Friday, 24 March 2017

International Office Scholarship at the University of Bristol

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University rankings 2016. It is currently accepting applications for the International office scholarship. Six scholarships will be available for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate international students from all over the world.

 United Kingdom
The scholarships will be awarded as a one off tuition fee reduction:
1st place – 1 scholarship of £12,000
2nd place – 2 scholarships of £10,000
3rd place – 3 scholarships of £8,000
All applicants must be classified as international students for fee purposes.
All applicants must already hold an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of Bristol.
Applicants may be from any discipline.
Sponsored students and students in receipt of another scholarship/award over £3,000 are not eligible to apply.
Current University of Bristol students are not eligible to apply.
Eligible Regions: Open for All
Submit a video of no more than 1 minute showcasing what community means to you. We will be judging videos primarily on content and secondarily on aesthetics. Please submit your video to international-office@bristol.ac.uk. For identification purposes please include your application/UCAS number in the body of the email.
Application Deadline: June 9, 2017 (77 Days Remaining)

40 Scholarships for International Students at University of Messina in Italy, 2017-2018

The University of Messina (UniME) is offering 40 scholarships for international students. These scholarships are available for students enrolling to a UniME two-year long Master degree programme (Laurea Magistrale) for the academic year 2017/2018.
For the purposes of the Call, international students are those students holding a degree awarded by a foreign University (not Italian) whilst with the term “enrollment” it is considered the registration to the first year of a Master degree course (Laurea Magistrale).
The University of Messina is a public university located in Messina, Italy. Founded in 1548 by Ignatius of Loyola, it became the model for hundreds of Jesuit colleges. The university is organized in 11 Faculties.
All international applicants for whom English is not the native tongue must provide proof of competence in the English language.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for students enrolling to a UniME two-year long Master degree programme (Laurea Magistrale).
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: In accordance with the Call, selected candidates will benefit from a 100€ monthly grant, free accommodation in one of the UniME student Halls of Residence and exemption from the payment of tuition fees for the whole duration of the programme.
Scholarship can be taken in Italy
Eligibility: In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must hold
A degree awarded by a foreign University recognized as being appropriate to enroll to a Master degree programme (Laurea Magistrale).
A certificate of Italian language (B2 level) issued by the C.L.I.Q. (Certificazione LinguaItaliania di Qualità) system (in case of enrollment to a Master degree programme taught in Italian), or
One of the following certificate of English language: TOEFL iBT internet based (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 87 -109; ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages -Pitman): B2 IESOL Communicator; IELTS (International English Language Testing System
University of Cambridge): 5.5 – 6.5; ISE (Integrated Skill in English – Trinity College London): B2 ISE II; LCCIEB (London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Examinations Board): Level 5; FCE (First Certificate in English – University of Cambridge) (in case of enrollment to a Master degree programme taught in English).
In case of no certification, candidate’s language knowledge will be evaluated by a Commission in a conference-call examination.
Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have bachelor’s degree.
English Language Requirement: TOEFL iBT internet based (Test ofEnglish as a Foreign Language): 87 -109; ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages -Pitman): B2 IESOL Communicator; IELTS (International English Language Testing System
How to Apply: Candidates must apply on-line. In the application, candidates must indicate the Master degree programme (Laurea Magistrale) to which he/she wants to enroll and uphold the following documents (either in English or Italian):
Curriculum vitae
Language certificate
A motivation letter or/and a Reference letter provided by the University/Higher Education Institution (HEI) where the candidate gained the degree/latest qualification.
Official transcript of records of previous studies in English or translated into Italian by a competent Italian authority (Embassy/Consular if abroad);
Photocopy of a valid passport.
After the first on-line access it is possible to save the application and modify/integrate it in further sessions. The application will be processed only if duly filled and “submitted”. Once the application is submitted it cannot be modified.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 22, 2017.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Countries

Deadline: 12 May 2017
Open to: citizens of developing Commonwealth countries
Scholarship: GBP18,000 per scholarship
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas.
To apply for these scholarships, you must:
Be a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person;
Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country;
Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases.
Scholarship value: GBP18,000 per scholarship. This figure must cover all elements of the award, including tuition fees, grants to recipients, applicable partnership development costs, and any UK residential programs.
How to apply?
In order to apply please fill the application.
For more information please visit the official web page.

Fully-funded PhD studentships in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law

Deadline: 31 March 2017
Open to: anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology
Scholarship: £14,539 per annum
Founded in 2009, CISRUL studies the application of political ideas globally.  The Centre draws on expertise across disciplines to examine how political principles function within and beyond the contemporary West. Concepts such as ‘citizenship’, ‘civil society’, and the ‘rule of law’ are used as often by policy makers as by scholars. Core to CISRUL’s mission is informing academic and public debate on how they are used, and to what effect.
Quality of application – the Centre is looking for world-class applicants, so please make sure you submit the very best application you are capable of;
Closeness of fit to CISRUL’s ongoing debates – please browse this website for detailed information about our interests, which include radical protest, political community, religion and the secular, democracy, constitutionalism, human rights and pluralism;
Closeness of fit to one or more of CISRUL’s core members’ expertise – see CISRUL Faculty Members under Home tab.
The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen is delighted to offer two PhD studentships to start in September 2017. The studentships will include home/overseas fees and a full stipend of £14,539 per annum.
How to apply?
In order to apply please fill the application.
For more information please visit the official web page.