Monday, 31 August 2015

UK Department for International Development (DFID) offers Commonwealth Scholarships for developing countries’ students to pursue Master’s, PhD and split-site (PhD) degree program at UK Universities. Awards are made in respect of full-time study only and no other course of study may be undertaken at the same time. The application deadline for these Commonwealth Scholarships is 19 November 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subject areas offered at UK universities, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s, PhD and split-site (PhD) degree program at UK Universities.
Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: To apply for these scholarships, you must:
-Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
-Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
-Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
-By October 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
-The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students from developing Commonwealth country (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia) can apply for these Commonwealth scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK 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.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Scholarships support up to 36 months’ support towards completion of a three-year full-time doctoral postgraduate qualification at an eligible UK university and up to 12 months’ support towards completion of a full-time taught postgraduate qualification at an eligible UK university. The CSC funds one-year Master’s programmes only, and does not fund MBAs.
What does it cover? Each scholarship provides:
-Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
-Approved tuition and examination fees
-Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,034 per month, or £1,268 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2015-2016 levels)
-Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable ? Warm clothing allowance
-Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
-For PhD Scholars, fieldwork grant towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location)
-For PhD Scholars, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork)
-If your scholarship is at least 18 months long, the following family allowances: Spouse allowance of £222 per month if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship) and child allowance of £222 per month for the first child, and £109 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your spouse and children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK
-If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent (irrespective of the length of your scholarship), child allowance of £444 per month for the first child, and £109 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK.
-The CSC’s family allowances are intended to be only a contribution towards the cost of maintaining your family in the UK. The true costs are likely to be considerably higher, and you must be able to supplement these allowances in order to support any family members who come to the UK with you.
Selection Criteria: Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:
-Academic merit of the candidate
-Quality of the proposal
-Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country
Notification: If your application is successful, the CSC will notify you that you have been provisionally selected (selected for an award subject to the CSC agreeing your terms of admission to the university).
How to Apply: You should apply to study at Master’s/PhD level at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement. All applicants must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance- the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships: National nominating agencies – this is the main route of application; Selected universities/university bodies, which can nominate their own academic staff and Selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies. All applications must be made through your nominating body in your home country. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own closing date for applications. The CSC does not impose any age limit on applicants, but nominating bodies may do so in line with their own priorities.
-You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS).
-Your application must be submitted to and endorsed by one of the approved nominating bodies listed above. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to a nominating body in your home country.
Scholarship Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 19 November 2015 at the latest. Please note that this is an earlier deadline than in previous years.
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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Young India Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Students in India, 2016/2017

Applications are invited for the Young India Fellowship programme for 2016/2017 academic year. Young India Fellowship is a one year postgraduate residential programme. The Fellows come from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and contribute to the cross-flow of ideas and inspired learning which adds to liberal education that the Fellowship offers. Fellows will receive a full or partial scholarship to cover the entire fee, boarding and lodging when they enter this prestigious fully-residential, full-time programme. Applicants will be doing internship in a project based on their liking and background.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in multi-disciplinary programme focused on the Liberal Arts. Fellows take classes in a range of subject areas that cover anthropology to ethics, life sciences to climate change, art appreciation to entrepreneurship.
Course Level: Young India Fellowship is a one year postgraduate programme at Ashoka University.
Scholarship Provider: International Federation for Research and Education (IFRE) and University of Pennsylvania
Scholarship can be taken at: India
Eligibility: Young India Fellowship Programme is open to all young men and women with:
-A recognized undergraduate or postgraduate degree
-Students who are in the final year of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree
-No more than 28 years of age on 31st May, 2016
The Fellowship promotes diversity and applicants from all areas of specialisation are encouraged to apply. While applicants who have been educated in a vernacular language as their medium of instruction are welcome, it is expected that they will be able to converse, read and write in English.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Indian students can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies. The Fellowship brings together a group of bright young men and women who show exceptional intellectual ability and leadership potential from across the country, and trains them to become socially committed agents of change. YIF exposes them to a diverse set of subjects and perspectives, delivered by some of the finest teachers from India and around the world. The aim is to help Fellows become well-rounded individuals who are able to think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and go on to become self-aware leaders with a commitment to public service.
Number of award(s): The programme brings together around 225 students from across India for a one-year postgraduate Fellowship.
Duration of award(s): Young India Fellowship is a one year residential programme.
What does it cover? The Young India Fellowship offers scholarships that cover, in full or in part:
-Tuition expenses for lectures and workshops delivered by the very best teachers and experts from around the world
-Board and lodging expenses
-Cost of reading and course materials, library subscriptions and purchase of text books
Applicants will be doing an internship in a project based on their liking and background. YIF has conceived the Experiential Learning Module, or ELM, to complement the academic work with real work experience. The ELM work is supported by a team of coaches who provide essential guidance on structuring business problems, analysis and presentations. Fellows will undertake eight month-long engagement with an organisation after completing the first two terms of the programme.
Selection Criteria: Given the unique nature of the programme there is no “one” kind of profile for a Young India Fellow. However, the following points are being presented to give a broad idea of what they look for. A Young India Fellow could be someone who has:
-A deep-rooted ambition to solve problems and make an impact on society
-Passion for an idea or issue which could have wider social/business/academic implications
-The humility to believe that he/she needs to learn more
-The willingness to think differently and chart a new course
-A demonstrated ability to overcome challenges
-Qualities of integrity, self-awareness, energy, initiative and open-mindedness
-An above-average academic record
Notifications: All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee consisting of faculty and executive members of the programme spread across different parts of the world. After application review, shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on phone. Candidates shortlisted after the telephonic interview will be called for in-person interview between 28th October 2015 – 15th March 2016. Final offers to 1st-round applicants will be from 1st February to 30th March 2016 and Final offers to wait-listed applicants will be from 1st June till 6th June 2016.
How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit a detailed application dossier. The selection process includes the following stages: evaluation of the submitted application, telephone interview, a short on-the-spot essay writing test followed by a personal interview. The students could choose one of the two following ways to apply to the programme:
-Apply online by registering yourself on the YIF website
-Download the application from the YIF website and fill it up manually and send it to YIF office.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th December 2015.

Read more: Young India Fellowship Programme in India, 2016/2017 Scholarship Positions 2015 2016 

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AK CONSULTANTS, Anna Nagar,Madurai.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme (SAJP) in UK, 2016

Applications are invited for Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme from mid-career journalists from the South Asian region. Fellows will participate in seven weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce them to key UK academics, media and political figures in the field. They will also spend time meeting their peers in some of the UK’s top media organisations, as well as running a symposium on a topic of their choice in the final week. The application deadline is 4 September 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellows will undertake a bespoke programme titled ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics and Society’.
Course Level: This is an eight week fellowship programme based at the University of Westminster.
Scholarship Provider: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: To be eligible for a Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme, you must:
-Be a citizen of India or Pakistan and currently live in the country. You must not hold British nationality.
-Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying.
-Be a mid-career journalist working in the political or economic sectors in India or Pakistan
-Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a -relevant area) at the time of application.
-Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations for the programme.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of India or Pakistan can apply for this fellowship programme.
Scholarship Description: The aim of the South Asia Journalism Programme is to improve mutual understanding and promote wider dialogue and better links between eminent South Asian journalists and the UK. It looks to expose future journalistic leaders from India and Pakistan to the UK’s top opinion formers and decision-makers within Government, politics, industry and civil society and to enable them to build a network of UK based contacts with a view to the UK becoming their international partner of choice in their chosen field. A Chevening Fellowship offers financial support along with the opportunity of becoming part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The programme dates are 25 January-18 March 2016, and is an eight week course based at the University of Westminster.
What does it cover? Each fellowship includes:
-Full programme fees
-Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
-Return economy flight from your country of residence to the UK
How to Apply: Applicants for this fellowship award will need to submit their application via the Chevening online application system. Prior to applying please ensure you have the following ready:
-Two references to be provided in a letter format and written in English.
-Valid passport
-University transcripts (undergraduate, postgraduate)
Please note that only documents in PDF or JPG format can be uploaded and cannot be over 5MB in size.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The applications deadline is 4 September 2015.

Read more: Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship in UK, 2016 Scholarship Positions 2015 2016 

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AK CONSULTANTS, Anna Nagar,Madurai.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA) in Australia, 2016

The University of Melbourne annually awards up to 28 International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA). To be considered for an IPCA, applicants need to have an unconditional course offer in one of the postgraduate coursework programs. The scholarship provides fee remissions of between 25% and 100% of tuition fees for the duration of your course. Scholarships are awarded each year based on academic merit to outstanding international students. The application deadline is 28 February 2016.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for following programs: Any Master degree by coursework offered by the Melbourne Business School, Melbourne School of Design and Melbourne School of Engineering; Master of Science in Botany, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Genetics, Geography, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics or Zoology, Master of Urban Horticulture and the Master of Forest Ecosystems offered by the Melbourne Graduate School of Science; Master of Teaching offered by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education; Executive Master of Arts offered by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Melbourne Law Masters offered by the Melbourne Law School.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undertaking a postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Melbourne.
Scholarship Provider: The University of Melbourne, Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Accreditation: University of Melbourne is accredited by the Group of Eight, Universitas 21, APRU and ACU.
Eligibility: To be considered for this scholarship, you must:
-a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and not a permanent resident of Australia;
-be commencing study at the University of Melbourne for the first time;
-not in receipt of any other tuition fee remission scholarship or sponsorship which, in combination with the IPCA, exceeds 100% of tuition fees; and
-not have received any other scholarship provided by the Australian Government in the last 2 years.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA) are open for international students.University-of-Melbourne
Scholarship Description: The International Postgraduate Coursework Award (IPCA) was established by the University of Melbourne and is awarded to high achieving international students undertaking a graduate coursework degree.
Number of award(s): Up to 28 International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA) will be available.
Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the course.
What does it cover? The scholarship provides fee remissions of between 25% and 100% of tuition fees for the duration of your course.
Selection Criteria: Eligible candidates are selected on the basis of academic merit.
Notification: Successful candidates are advised of the outcome by email.
How to Apply: Applicants do not need to submit an application for this scholarship. Students who have received an unconditional offer for an eligible graduate coursework degree, will be automatically considered for an International Postgraduate Coursework Award.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 28 February 2016.

Read more: International Postgraduate Coursework Awards, 2016 Scholarship Positions 2015 2016
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AK CONSULTANTS, Anna Nagar,Madurai.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Vainer Canada Graduate Scholarships for Canadian and International Students, 2015 2016

The Government of Canada offers Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for Canadian and international students studying at Canadian universities. Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually for a period of three years. Students must be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS program. Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.
Application deadline for the 2014-2015 competition is November 4, 2015; 20:00 ET.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to study any one of the courses offered by the Canadian universities.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD level at Canadian universities.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility Citizenship

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:
  • be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
  • be pursuing your first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2016 (see calculating months of doctoral studies below);
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average; and
  • not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHRNSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Canadian and international students can apply for these Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.
Number of award (s): Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually. A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.
Duration of award (s): Scholarships are awarded for three years.
What does it cover? Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.
Selection Criteria:
-Academic excellence, as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions.
-Research potential, as demonstrated by the candidates research history, his/her interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, the potential benefit to Canadians, and any anticipated outcomes.
-Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability), as defined by the following qualities:
-Personal Achievement:
-Involvement in Academic Life:
-Volunteerism/community outreach:
-Civic engagement:
How to Apply: Applications are prepared by the student and submitted to the university by the nominating university’s internal deadline (set in ResearchNet by the nominating university) using the ResearchNet application system.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 4, 2015; 20:00 ET.
Note: Each Canadian university has an internal deadline date for students to submit their applications. The Canadian university should be contacted for this information.

Read more: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, 2014/2015 Scholarship Positions 2015 2016 

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AK CONSULTANTS, Anna Nagar,Madurai.