16 PhD Studentships for International Students, UK

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religious belief and sexual preference.

Applications are invited for up to 16 PhD Studentships in the form of fee waivers at Home/EU rate for all subject areas in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

The studentships are open to full-time and part-time students, home/EU and international students, and current and prospective students. Suitable candidates may also be put forward for additional awards by departments to cover maintenance costs, subject to availability of such funding.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 4th February 2011

Further Scholarship information and Application

Europe:Erasmus Mundus ALGANT Doctoral Scholarship for International Applicants

The ALGANT Joint Doctorate programme is open to all interested graduated students in Europe and elsewhere.
The European Union supports the course by financing some six scholarships for doctoral candidates outside the European Union, and four for European ones.
Other sources of funding are also available and tuition fees are kept at a very reasonable level.

Every doctoral candidate will have to work on a research project under joint supervision at a minimum of two different institutions of the consortium.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 14 January 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application click here

Erasmus Mundus DocMASE Scholarship in Materials Science and Engineering

The DocMase doctorate programme is the consequent next step in the already existing structures for international education in the framework of EUSMAT, and will be jointly offered by:

Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine in Nancy, France
Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain
Luleå University of Technology in Luleå, Sweden
Linköping University in Linköping, Sweden.

Besides the five partners, 20 associated partners from academics, research and industry take part in DocMASE.
The aim of DocMASE is to provide a high level research structure for the best students from Europe and the rest of the world. Research projects organised in close cooperation by two universities of the consortium will be offered. Co-advisory is an integral part of the project, thus students will be assigned an advisor from each university where he/she carries out the research work.

Scholarship Deadline: 15 January 2011

scholarships Source:https://www.uni-saarland.de/index.php?id=6081

Belgium:K.U. Leuven Science Scholarships for International Students

Motivated and talented international students, interested in participating in an international master programme of the Faculty of Science of the K.U.Leuven are invited to apply for a scholarship.

Which masters give the right to apply for the Scholarship? :

Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Master of Biology, Master of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, Master of Chemistry, Master of Physics, Master of Geology, Master of Geography, Master of Mathematics and the Master of Statistics.

Amount of Scholarships:

The amount of the scholarship can be up to 8.000 Euro for 1 year. The Board of the Science@Leuven Fund will decide exactly how much a scholarship will be. The scholarship will always cover the tuition fee for 1 year, the insurance and a basic health insurance coverage. The amount awarded for living expenses can vary.

Most master programmes of the Faculty of Science are 2-year programmes. A scholarship for the second master year will be only be continued for students having had outstanding results the first master year.

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet and prove the following requirements:

* the applicants have not studied or worked at the University of Leuven before,

* the applicants have a bachelor degree from a foreign university that gives them access to the master programme they are applying for,

* the applicants can prove having had excellent study results during their former training,

* the applicants show strong motivation to follow a master programme at the Faculty of Science of the K.U.Leuven

* the applicants are willing to act as an ambassador for the programme.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1March2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Japan:Waseda University Master and PhD Scholarships 2011 for Foreign Graduate Students

Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University offers International Graduate Program in English for foreign students. For September 2011 intake, we will allocate approximately 15 scholarships for Doctoral and Master’s candidates in total. Detailed eligibility is listed as follows:

  • Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 9 Doctoral and Master’s candidates entering in September 2011 (MEXT stands for Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • Asia Special Scholarship for 6 Doctoral and Master’s candidates entering in September 2011

Applicants for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship or Asia Special Scholarship are required to submit application by January 7, 2011, and then by following the application guidelines, please submit the designated documents required for the “Admission to International Graduate Program”.

Further Details:http://www.sci.waseda.ac.jp/visitor/applicants/daigakuin/scholarship_fse.html

USA:University of Florida Scholarships for USF International Students

Undergraduate Admissions offers competitive, merit-based scholarships to new international students each year. International students are eligible for non-need based scholarships. International students must provide appropriate visa/immigration documentation to the International Services Office prior to receiving funds.

Some of these international freshman (in-state freshman) and transfer scholarships may be combined with other university scholarships as well as scholarships you may receive from outside sources.

If you are from an eligible Caribbean or Latin American nation or U.S. territory (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), you may be considered for in-state freshman and transfer scholarships. If you are selected for a scholarship, you will be temporarily reclassified as Florida residents for tuition purposes as long as you retain the scholarship.

# Apply for admission by your priority scholarship deadline. You do not need to submit a separate scholarship application. Refer to the admissions checklist to complete your application.
# Send updated credentials, including semester transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores.
# Check the mail! If selected, you will be notified by international airmail as part of the admission acceptance letter or a separate scholarship offer letter.
# To accept your scholarship(s), log onto OASIS and follow the links to the Financial Aid ‘Awards by Term.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2 January 2011, 1 March 2011, 1 October 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

BURGER KING® Scholars Program For U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico

The HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the new and improved 2011 BURGER KING® Scholars Program. To date, the BURGER KING® Scholars Program has awarded more than $14 million to high school seniors and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and the program continues to grow. This year alone we awarded $1.2 million in scholarships.
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we have made significant enhancements to the program to offer our employees and students in our community more benefits.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 January 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program for PhD and Post-Doctoral Studies,Sweden

This is a program for citizens of Turkey. Its purpose is to support master’s level or advanced level studies within social sciences and environmental studies at a Swedish Institution or higher education in order to increase knowledge to enable Turkey to enter the European Union.


The program is only open to candidates from Turkey. Around 5-10 scholarships will be offered for PhD studies and research for the academic year 2011/2012.

Target groups

The program provides PhD students and researchers with an excellent opportunity to conduct a study or research visit to a Swedish university within the fields of social science and environmental studies. PhD students and researchers can apply for scholarship for a maximum of 12 months.

Scholarships are given within the fields of social sciences and environmental studies with priority to the following areas: economics and management, democracy/human rights/gender issues, law, environmental studies, European studies and social issues.

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship amounts to SEK 12,000 per month for PhD students and SEK 15,000 for postdoctoral researchers.

Who is eligible?

The scholarships are intended for guest students or researchers applying for full-time temporary studies/research in Sweden. There is no age limit for the scholarship holders.

However, you are not eligible for this scholarship if any of the following is true:

•You have already lived in Sweden for two years or more when the scholarship period is due to begin.
•You have a Swedish permanent residence permit.
•You have a Swedish work permit.
•You are applying for a scholarship at PhD level but you are not enrolled in ongoing PhD studies at your home university.
•You are applying for a scholarship at Postdoctoral level, but you do not hold any PhD degree.

New applicants will be given priority over applicants that have previously been awarded a scholarship from the SI for study or research at a Swedish university.

Travel grants

Scholarship holders from Turkey will receive one travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a lump sum of SEK 5,000 given only once.


Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.

Scholarship limitations

The scholarship is designed to cover the cost of living for the scholarship holder only and cannot be prolonged. There are no grants available for family members. No bench fee is provided.

How to apply

Read the application instructions here.

Application deadline

The deadline is February 1, 2011.


France:Master’s and PhD Scholarship Programme ENS Cachan France 2011-2012 For The International Students

The International Scholarship Programme of the ENS Cachan is aimed at foreign students who are currently studying or have studied and obtained their most recent qualification outside of France.

The grant amounts to 1000 euros/month, for a duration of stay of 6 to 12 months.

The selection is made in two steps : pre-selection and final selection. In order to participate in the programme, you must first apply on line.


  • Sciences: applied mathematics, computer sciences, physics, chemistry, biology
  • Engineering: applied physics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering
  • Social sciences and humanities: sociology, history, economics, management and law, design, educational sciences


  • Master’s degree candidates must justify of a 1st year of master’s degree or equivalent obtained outside of France
  • PhD candidates must have a minimum qualification of master’s degree or equivalent obtained outside France or be following a PhD outside of France

Language skills:

A good knowledge of the French language is required for students applying for a complete academic year in a Research Master level 2.


For RM2 level admission, candidates must be less than 26 years old when starting their training at ENS Cachan.


This Scholarship Programme is open to students of all nationalities. However, priority is given to candidates from European countries, Maghreb countries, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, the United States, Vietnam.

Are not eligible:

  • Foreign candidates who are registered, in view of obtaining a diploma, in a French higher education institution.
  • Candidates who have already been awarded another grant for the same period.
  • Previous years’ grant holders*.

* In some case, especially for joint PhDs, 12 month grants may be awarded, upon decision of the jury, for two 6 months periods running through two consecutive academic years.

The application forms should be filled in very carefully. We advise you to read first all the pages of the application file and prepare all the information you will need (you may click on Next to see the next page) When you will have prepared all the information, you are ready to start your on-line application.

If your on-line application is pre-selected by our committee, you will be invited to participate in the final selection phase.

The on-line application website will be open until 16 January 2011.

To start, please click on the On-line application. You may review your application any time, as long as you will not have clicked on “Soumettre la candidature / Submit your application”.

For more information please read attentively the ENS Cachan International Scholarship Regulations.

Application deadline : 16 January 2011


Australia:Eberhard Wenzel Scholarship for International Public Health

The late Dr Eberhard Wenzel was an academic in the School of Public Health and worked in public health with a range of international health agencies for over 20 years. Dr Wenzel had a tremendous knowledge and understanding of public health issues facing humanity and his establishment of the Virtual Library for Public Health and the International Public Health Watch websites provided important means for him to engage with others who shared his passion for the field.
The objective of this scholarship is to enable students to undertake research which will advance understanding of a public health topic relevant to the academic interests of the late Dr Eberhard Wenzel.
There is one scholarship valued at $2000, for a student enrolled in either full- or part-time study in the Master of Public Health (research option) or an Honours program with the School of Public Health. The intent of the scholarship is to support the thesis component of the student’s honours or masters program of study.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 4 March 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

CODOFIL Scholarship 2011,USA

La Fondation Louisiane is a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation It was created in 1989 with a gift from the estate of the late James Domengeaux, founder of CODOFIL


· You must be a U.S. citizen or be a permanent resident of the U.S.

· You must be either a full-time student at a Louisiana university or a full-time teacher of French in the Louisiana school system.

· University students must have a declared Major in French Education or in French Liberal Arts.
Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
Students must have a GPA of at least 2.75 for their French courses.

· For universities who offer 3 credit hours for the beginners-level French course, students must have completed a minimum of 13 hours of university French to apply for a scholarship.
For universities who offer 5 credit hours for the beginners-level French courses, students must have completed a minimum of 15 hours of university French to apply for a scholarship.
Credit received from Advanced Placement Testing is counted toward credit requirements for a scholarship.

· Only full-time teachers of French in Louisiana who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. may apply for a scholarship.

· Qualifying students and teachers in both private and public institutions may apply for a scholarship.

· Please note that certain scholarships have additional and/or particular requirements.

· Please note that scholarships may be added to this program at a later date.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 February 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application click here

Canadian Studies Programme Development Grant 2011 at The Indian Universities

The objective of the Programme Development Grant is to encourage scholarly inquiry and professional academic activities with the objective of contributing to the development and expansion of Canadian Studies at Indian Universities.

Activities included for grant consideration are:

* Conferences and Symposia

* Lecture series and publication of associated proceedings

* International travel related to visiting lectureships of a minimum duration of one term.

Applications for other activities to promote or expand Canadian Studies are also welcome.


Grants are provided to defray direct costs related to professional activities initiated by the institution.


Universities in India interested in the development or expansion of Canadian Studies at their Institution.

Application Procedures:

The Principal Programme Manager (Canadian Studies Programme Director) must complete the enclosed application form and send it to the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute in New Delhi with a covering letter and original application plus six (6) copies of the following application form.

Grants are provided to defray direct costs related to professional activities initiated by the institution.

These costs include:
* Domestic travel of visiting Canadianists
* Materials, printing, office-related charges and computer time
* Publishing fees.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2010

Further Scholarship Information and Application click here

Gus Archie Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2011

The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is supported by the Archie Fund of the SPE Foundation. Each year the SPE Foundation, working through the SPE Section Scholarship Support Program, as well as working with individual candidates, awards the Archie Scholarship to the most outstanding student preparing to attend university for the first time. The curriculum must lead to an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering.

The Archie Fund endows each scholarship at $6,000 per year. The program provides support of an individual student through up to four years of university study, provided that he/she makes satisfactory academic progress. The program ordinarily requires a grade point average of 3.0 / 4.0 or higher for the current semester and a grade point average of 3.0 / 4.0 or higher on a cumulative basis. Students rotate off the program after 4 years of scholarship support.

Selection Procedures

Applications may be submitted to any section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and should be screened by the section according to the criteria used in selecting recipients in the SPE Section Scholarship Support Program.
Scholarship Application Deadline: APRIL 30 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.

This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

Rangel Fellows are committed to serving their country and promoting positive change globally.

Individuals who have successfully completed the Rangel Program are now making a difference in countries throughout the world, including Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, China, Korea, Bangladesh, Spain and Ireland.

Fellowship Application Deadline: 21 January 2011

Further Fellowship information and Application click here

France:Erasmus Mundus SERP-Chem Scholarship Programme

The Master SERP-Chem aims at training young students in the most performing experimental and theoretical tools used and developed in chemistry and physical-chemistry. It is an answer for an increasing need of skilled people to participate in the efforts developed scientifically or industrially in areas of great relevance towards economic sustainability and environmental safety, conservation and protection such as: development of renewable energies and "no-energy" chemistry based on photon-induced reactions, use of radiation induced processes to optimize applications, surface treatment and modification, development of compounds for catalysis aimed at enhancing the selectivity and the efficiency of chemical and industrial processes. This international study programme stems from existing scientific links between participating institutions.

Degrees Awarded

At the end of this course, students will be awarded a double or multiple diploma, with a Joint Diploma Supplement describing the whole curriculum, grades and rank of the student.

1.Master in Chemistry of Université Paris-Sud 11
2.Master in Chemistry of Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Poznan
3.Master in Material Science of Universita degli Studi di Genova
4.Master in Chemistry of Universidade do Porto

Admission criteria

Applicants should have or should be in process to get a Bachelor (BS) degree at the time of the application. The proof of the Bachelor degree will be asked when entering the master September 2011. An applicant with a degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not English is required to provide official score reports from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Other criteria to be taken into account are awards and external references. The application for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship is automatically proceedeed together with the admission.

The criteria and respective weights are the following:

•50%: academic workloads (including appropriateness of the curriculum (and diploma) to the present Master, marks and grade in studies),
•10%: home institution ranking (Shanghai ranking and/or CHE),
•10%: English,
•10%: recommendation of professionals,
•10%: motivation letter,
•10%: professional experience.

When is the deadline of application and when the admission decision is made?

The deadline for the application is mid December. The decision for the master admission is January. The answer for Erasmus Mundus scholarship is April 2011.

How can I apply for a Erasmus Mundus scholarship?

The same application than for the master (online as indicated on the website). In a first step, A scanned version of the docuemnts (to be uploaded on the application) is asked for the first selection made by the consortium to enter the master,. In a second step, if you are admited, a paper copy of translated (in English) and certified conform documents will be asked to be sent to the secretary. This last version will be submitted to the European agency for the scholarship competition.

Contact detail

Programme Coordinator
Dr Sandrine LACOMBE
Institute of Molecular Science - Orsay (ISMO)
University PARIS Sud 11 - CNRS bat 351
91 405 ORSAY cedex - FRANCE

Canada:Master/Ph.D. studentships in theoretical and computational chemistry at University of Calgary

Up to 4 graduate student positions in theoretical and computational chemistry will become available in my group by May 2011, September 2011 or January 2012. The successful applicants will be involved with the development of new computational methods or applications of state-of-the-art methodology to problems of chemical interest. Application deadlines are January 1 2011, May 1 2011, and September 20011, respectively.The applicant should have a solid background in Physical Chemistry , and a strong interest in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry as well as an average GPA corresponding to 3.3/4.0 (80 %) or more in the North American system.

All foreign students will be covered by an inexpensive medical insurance. Students will be fully supported by teaching assistance ships and scholarships for a total of $ 24,000 to $26,000 CDN. The tuition fee is covered by additional research grants . Foreign students with English as a second language must pass the TOEFL test with a score of 580.

Application deadline: May 15 (Sun), 2011 Submitted: Nov 30, 2010

Contact: Tom Ziegler
E-mail: ziegler@ucalgary.ca
FAX (403) 289-9488 TEL (403) 220-5368

Address: University of Calgary University D
rive 2500 Calgary,Alberta Canada T2N 1N4


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