Swiss Government scholarships 2012-2013 for university, fine arts and music schools for foreign students

The Swiss Government awards a range of scholarships to foreign students through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS): university scholarships (Swiss universities and Federal Institutes of Technology), arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts) and scholarships for universities of applied sciences (UAS). These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies or research in Switzerland at a public funded university or recognized institution.


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Canada:Master’s and Doctoral Scholarship 2012-2013 for Canadian and International citizen at University of Waterloo

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels. It is a merit-based scholarship and awards are available to students in all disciplines of academic study. Students must refer to the OGS website for complete details regarding eligibility and application submission. An Ontario Graduate Scholarship is awarded for one academic year, which may consist of two or three consecutive terms. One-term awards are not granted. The value of the OGS is $5,000 per term. Thus, students may receive $10,000 for two consecutive terms or $15,000 for three consecutive terms.


• Plan to be enrolled full-time in a graduate program at an Ontario university
• Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person’s or an international student studying on a study permit
• A- (80%) average over the last two years of study if less than two years of graduate work OR the cumulative graduate average, if more than two years
• Students can receive up to 2 OGS awards at the master’s level (the scholarship can be awarded for one or both of the first two academic years, but not after the second year) and up to 4 awards at the doctoral level (the scholarship can be awarded in any of the first five academic years but not after the fifth year)
• one cannot hold a scholarship from NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR or an OGSST at the same time as OGS
• Have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of four years of government-funded awards including OGS, and awards from CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC.

Deadline: October 19, 2011

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Australia:Sydney Achievers International Scholarships

30 scholarships of AUD$10,000 each, available as a one-off award (total value AUD$10,000) for any Postgraduate Coursework program offered at the University of Sydney.

No living allowance is payable.

Criteria for Eligibility
Applicants must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree qualification with a minimum high distinction average as based on the Australian grading system. Students who have already commenced postgraduate studies, or students transferring from other postgraduate programs are not eligible.

Application Procedure

No separate application for a scholarship is necessary. An Application for Admission to the University of Sydney in 2012 will constitute an application for a scholarship. All applications meeting the selection and eligibility criteria will be automatically considered.

The deadline for receipt of applications and complete supporting documentation (academic and English language proficiency results) is 31 October 2011 for Semester 1, 2012, and 30 April 2012 (for Semester 2, 2012). Applications received after these deadlines will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based strictly on academic merit as per the University’s admission requirements. Selection will be based on actual results (academic and English language proficiency). Predicted/forecast results will not be considered.

Only applicants with firm, unconditional offers of admission will be considered.

Selection will be made by the University’s Scholarship Selection Committee, whose decision will be final. No appeals will be entertained.

Successful candidates will be informed in December 2011 (Semester 1, 2012) and June 2012 (Semester 2. 2012). Successful candidates applying through UAC will be informed in January 2012.

Undergraduate scholarship recipients will need to maintain satisfactory academic progress, which, for the purposes of retaining the scholarship, is defined as maintaining a credit average (at least 65%) or more each year. Failure to do so may result in the scholarship being terminated.

Successful candidates:
  • must not be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship;
  • must commence study in 2012 – commencement may not be deferred;
  • will be required to pay for their own airfares to Sydney, living expenses, study materials, text books, any ancillary fees (if applicable) and Overseas Student Health Cover each year;
  • are also responsible for paying the balance of the tuition fees each year;
  • are required to enrol as full-time international students and must maintain their international student status on a full-time basis throughout their enrolment at the University of Sydney; and
  • may not be entitled to a ‘Leave of Absence’ during the duration of the scholarship, unless it is due to extenuating circumstances.
The University of Sydney reserves the right to make changes to this scholarships program without notice and at its discretion.

Australia:Sydney Law School Foundation International Scholarships

The Sydney Law School Foundation established a limited number of scholarships in 2011 to support outstanding international students undertaking a Master by Coursework program with the Sydney Law School.


Applicants must:

  • Have accepted an unconditional offer of admission to a Master by Coursework program.
  • Have a minimum IELTS or equivalent for the Master by Coursework: 7.0 IELTS with no band below 6.0;
  • Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand, and may not hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • Not be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship.

Conditions of Award

The Sydney Law School Foundation International Scholarship is worth AU$10,000 payable in two equal instalments in late March and late August in the first year of study.

Commencement Date

Scholarships are awarded on the basis that the student will commence study in the academic year for which it is offered, and for the program in which a place has been offered in the Sydney Law School.

Deadline:4.30pm Friday 27 January 2012


The scholarship is limited to one year.

For further information about applications for admission to a postgraduate coursework degree, please see the International Office website.

Application Form

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