International Scholarships

Monday, April 30, 2007

Lippo Bank Scholarship

Deadline: 29 June 2007

PT Bank Lippo Tbk ("LB"), a major investee company of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia, believes in developing the human capital in the Republic of Indonesia. In this regard, LB is pleased to offer scholarships and financial assistance to deserving Indonesian students who intend to pursue their tertiary education at a university in Indonesia.

Therefore, LB is inviting applications from high school graduates who would like to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree program majoring in Commerce, Finance, Economic, Accounting, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Law.

The scholarship grant will be based on the merits of the applicant, including academic grades and school extra-curricular activities. However, to provide opportunities to those who would otherwise have difficulties in financing their tertiary education, special consideration will be given to applications from students that come from a financially disadvantaged family.


Applicants to LB Scholarship must meet the following minimum requirements:

(i) Must be an Indonesian citizen;

(ii) Must complete the application form;

(iii) Grade Point Average for the National Examination Result and Average Point for High School Examination Result must be 8.00 or higher;

(iv) Must be able to demonstrate that they are from financially disadvantaged family by showing an official letter of poverty from the local authority and home electricity bill;

(v) Not presently receiving any other equivalent scholarship or award;

(vi) English proficiency;

(vii) Must comply with all rules and regulations imposed by LB in relation to the scholarship program;

(viii) Accepted applicants must be willing to participate in any LB programs and activities such as internship program at LB or any of its affiliated companies;

(ix) Scholarship recipients are prohibited from holding a job throughout the period of study.

(x) Must complete all documents as listed in the Further Requirements & Conditions. (click for details)


The scholarship shall cover the following:

(i) Registration fees at the university at which the scholarship recipient is enrolled;

(ii) Tuition fee for the duration of study, not exceeding 4 (four) years or 8 (eight) academic semesters or less depending on the program selected. LB is not obligated to provide any further funding or other assistance should the scholarship recipient does not finish the course of study within the given time frame;

(iii) Living allowance to cover living expenses throughout the period of study;

(iv) Book allowance required for study;

(v) Internet allowance to access internet for study purpose;

(vi) A personal computer;

(vii) Research allowance required for final-year research study.


(i) During the period of study, scholarship recipient must be willing to participate in the internship program at LB.

(ii) Upon completion of undergraduate program, scholarship recipients are obliged to work for LB and/or its affiliations for a period of 4 consecutive years subject to job’s availability at LB and/or its affiliations.


Application form can be obtained directly from LB Head Office (Corporate Secretary Group) at Menara Asia 15th Floor, Jl. Boulevard Diponegoro Kav.101, Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang or downloaded by clicking here.


Interested applicants who meet the requirements must complete and return the application form together with the required supporting documents no later than June 29, 2007 at LB Head Office:

PT Bank Lippo Tbk

Head Office
Menara Asia 15th Floor
Jalan Raya Diponegoro 101
Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang 15810

Attention: Corporate Secretary


For further information about LB Scholarship please feel free to contact us at 021-5460555 Ext. 6567.


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[Germany] 10 PhD Student positions at University of Konstanz, Germany

Ten (10) open PhD student position.
Announcement: PhD Scholarships at University Konstanz (Germany)

The University of Konstanz, Department of Computer and Information Science, offers in the period July 1, 2007 - May 1, 2008 ten (10) stipends/part time positions for

10 PhD Students (m/f) within the Graduate Research Program ("Graduiertenkolleg")

Explorative Analysis and Visualization of Large Information Spaces

The program is supported by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and offers scholarships for about 11 PhD candidates and 1 PostDoc position. Support can take either of the following forms: a (tax-free) stipend or a 2/3 part time employment (TVL-13).

Expertise is expected in one or more of the following research areas:

* Information Visualization
* Computer Graphics
* Human Computer Interaction
* Intelligent Data Analysis
* Information Retrieval
* Database and Information Systems
* Multimedia Signal Processing
* Software Analysis and Verification

Formal requirements include an outstanding diploma/master's degree in Computer Science or a related field as well as fluency in English and some German. Details on language requirements are to be found in the general application issues section.

Three positions are available beginning July 1, 2007, the other ones within the next year (until May 1, 2008). Applications are invited until the positions are filled. Please address your on-line applications as detailed in the general application issues section ( to the secretary of the Graduiertenkolleg (

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[England] PhD Studentship in Ethonpolictics in a Globalised World - University of Exeter

Leverhulme Trust funded PhD Studentship School of Humanities and Social Sciences incorporating the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Closing date for completed applications is 1 June 2007

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Exeter invites applications for a Leverhulme Trust funded PhD studentship commencing in October 2007. The studentship is part of a wider Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Award granted to Dr Gareth Stansfield for a research project entitled Ethnopolitics in a Globalized World. The holder of the studentship will be a member of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), and contribute to the establishment of the inter-disciplinary 'Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies' (EXCEPS).

Prospective applicants may consider a range of possible topics that fall within the broad field 'Ethnopolitics in the Middle East and Islamic World'.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates - you should have or expect to have at least a 2.1 degree, and preferably have a Masters degree at distinction level or equivalent.

The studentship covers the cost of the home PhD tuition fees (£3300 in 2007/8) and provides a maintenance grant of £12,600 pa.

Applications in the form of a CV including the names and addresses of three referees, and a letter stating the research topics that you are interested in, should be made to

Dr Gareth Stansfield (e-mail, telephone +44 (0) 1392 264105).

Please contact:

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[England] Research Studentship in Law - King's College London

Research Studentship in Law
Centre of European Law
School of Law

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 May 2007

The Centre of European Law at King's College London is offering a fully funded (fees and maintenance) studentship commencing in 2007/8 and tenable for 3 years.  The studentship is open to home, EU and overseas candidates. The subject area of proposed legal research for the studentship must relate to European Law.

Application forms and further details may be downloaded from our web pages:

or through contacting
Ms Annette Lee,
Postgraduate Office,
School of Law, King's College London, London WC2R 2LS, England

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[Italy] 13 PhD positions at Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy

Competition for 13 positions for graduate studies (PhD), reserved to university graduates who are citizens of non-European union nations

The application must arrive to the Normale by Saturday, 30 June 2007

The Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa announces a competition based on candidates' degrees and work to date for the academic year 2007/2008. Applications are invited from university graduates, citizens of non- European Union nations, for 13 doctoral (PhD) positions, of which at least 4, financed by Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., are reserved exclusively to citizens of Far Eastern countries.

Applications are invited for the following subject areas in the Faculty of Arts: Modern Languages and Linguistics; Classical Languages, Linguistics and History; Philosophy; History (from Medieval to Contemporary); Art History.

Applications are invited for the following subject areas in the Faculty of Sciences: Molecular Biophysics; Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Condensed Matter Physics; Mathematics; Neurobiology.

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[England] PhD Studentship in Capital Modelling in Insurance - City University London

PhD Studentship (Capital Modelling in Insurance) Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance

£17,000pa + fees for 3.5 years

(Ref: PhD)

Closing date for applications: 21 June 2007

This studentship, sponsored by Lloyd's of London and based in the Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance, offers a unique opportunity for an exceptional candidate to carry out leading edge research, whilst also gaining experience in the world's leading specialist insurance market.

Applicants should have a Master's degree, preferably with distinction, in Finance, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Economics or a closely related discipline; or equivalent.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate strong mathematical and analytical skills, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Effective communication in academic and business environments is essential. Previous experience in research or insurance/financial services would be desirable.

The bursary will cover full tuition fees and a maintenance grant of £17,000 per annum (payable monthly) over 42 months with effect from 1 October 2007 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application forms and further details are available from:

or email:
(Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Andreas Tsanakas, email: or tel: +44 (0)20 7040 5166)

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[England] PhD Studentships in Chinese Studies - University of Nottingham

PhD Studentships (Two) School of Contemporary Chinese Studies

Closing date: 11 June 2007

The School of Contemporary Chinese Studies offers two PhD studentships which cover the full tuition fees for overseas students for three years. Students will be responsible for their own living expenses and may have opportunities to engage in some part-time teaching whenever opportunities arise.

The School currently has over 20 academic staff, but is expanding rapidly to meet a strong and rising demand for China studies and to support its PhD training programme and three new masters programmes, MA Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting, MA Contemporary Chinese Studies and MSc Management for Contemporary China. Launched two years ago, the PhD programme has recruited 15 full-time students, studying different aspects of contemporary China.

The School has a popular and successful single honours undergraduate programme, BA Contemporary Chinese Studies, and eight other undergraduate programmes jointly run with the Schools of Economics, Business, History, Geography, Sociology, American Studies and others within the University of Nottingham. It also has a close link with the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus in the Zhejiang Province of China. Students enrolled onto these programmes have an option to spend various lengths of time in China for field work and research.

The School also has a strong team of five Mandarin teaching professionals with outstanding language teaching facilities and intellectual capabilities. All Mandarin teachers hold a PhD degree with extensive research experience focusing on education and linguistics studies.

Applications are particularly welcome from students with research interests in at least one of the following areas: business, management, economics, marketing, law, politics and international relation, human resource management, rural and urban planning and the environment, history, culture, development policy, or any other social science subjects related to contemporary China.

Students should have an excellent undergraduate and postgraduate education in the UK or overseas university, and excellent English language ability.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to
Ms J Hill,
School Administrator/PA to Professor Shujie Yao,
Head of School of Contemporary Chinese Studies,
tel: 0115 846 6322 or

Further information about the School is available at:

Formal applications must be made on-line via the University's Graduate School at:

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Monday, April 16, 2007

[England] 25 MPhil/PhD Studentships at King's College London, UK

Graduate School studentships

As part of our commitment to graduate students, the College will be offering a total of 25 Graduate School research studentships in the 2007-8 academic year.

2007 Competition

Applications for the Graduate School studentships are currently being sought from students who intend to undertake research in one of the following Schools:

School of Humanities
School of Law
School of Physical Sciences & Engineering
School of Social Sciences & Public Policy

Level of Award

Each studentship will cover tuition fees at home/EU level and provide an annual stipend (£14600 approx. for 2007/08) for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress.


These studentships are open to home, EU and international students. Existing research students are not eligible to apply. In order to be eligible applicants must:

* Intend to register for a full-time MPhil/PhD research degree programme only at King's
* Have commenced the admissions application process to one of the above Schools
* Be due to commence a MPhil/PhD research degree programme during 2007/08
* Complete and submit a Graduate School studentship application form by the required deadline

Application process

Candidates should complete the Graduate School Studentship application form (Word or pdf format) and return it to the Graduate School Support Office by 1 May 2007. This deadline is absolute; any applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Please note

All candidates must have commenced their admissions application process before submitting a studentship applicatiion Candidates are ordinarily expected to have applied for relevant Research Council funding through King's where possible/appropriate (this does not apply to international students); please contact the relevant School Office to discuss this further.

All applications received will be acknowledged and candidates will be notified of the College's decision, following the selection process undertaken at both School and College level, by mid June 2007.

Health Schools

If you wish to undertake your research within one of the following Schools within King's, Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Dental instittute or Biomedical & Health Sciences, please contact these Schools directly for further information regarding Graduate School studentship funding.

For general information about these studentships and other funding opportunities please email the Graduate School.

Contact us

Graduate School Support Office
Academic Registry
King's College London
7.38 James Clerk Maxwell Building
Waterloo Road
London SE1 8WA
Tel: 020 7848 3376/3389
Fax: 020 7848 3366

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[Spain] PhD Empirical Economics - Granada, Spain

PhD Empirical Economics

University of Granada (Spain)


Ph.D. Empirical Economics E2

University of Granada, Spain

The Department of Economics at University of Granada begins in September 2007 a new doctoral program on Empirical Economics, named E2. E2 is a new high quality doctoral program intended to educate social scientists to undertake top research in Economics and Management. E2 is the perfect environment to develop potential skills for new graduated students. E2 offers a number of basic courses tought by professors graduated in leading institutions. Additionally E2 supports a wide variety of optative course aimed to those students with major interests in Banking & Finance, Behavioral Economics, Economic History, Labour Economics, Management, Macroeconomics and Public Economic.

Further information is available at: Applicants are encouraged to follow the procedure detailed at E2 webpage

Prof. Pablo Brañas Garza Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica Universidad de Granada 18071 Granada, SPAIN

Application has to be received by 30. June 2007.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

[England] MPhil Studentship in Dental Sciences - University of Liverpool

MPhil Studentship School of Dental Sciences


An opportunity exists for a research studentship based on a project identifying and evaluating effective models of care in general dental practice teams. Field work would be undertaken in the Preston area, and the academic base would be within an established research team in Liverpool University. Applicants should be a graduate or postgraduate in management science, psychology, health, health economics or related discipline.

This is a full-time post for 12 months, leading to the submission of an MPhil thesis

Applications to Dr Rebecca Harris, School of Dental Sciences, The University of Liverpool, 5th Floor, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5PS, email:

*Closing Date: 9 May 2007*

Committed To Diversity And Equality Of Opportunity

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[Germany] 20 PhD Studentships at AICES, RWTH Aachen, Germany

PhD Studentship Aachen Institute for Advanced Studies in Computational Engineering Science (AICES)

The graduate school "Aachen Institute for Advanced Studies in Computational Engineering Science" (AICES) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany is looking for 20 doctoral students. The program is attractive to students with science and engineering degrees on the B.S. or higher level. The graduate school sets out to advance computational engineering science in three critical areas of synthesis: model identification and discovery supported by model-based experimentation, understanding scale interaction and scale integration, and optimal design and operation of engineered systems.

The AICES program provides an integrated and highly interdisciplinary research-oriented training for very talented students.

Further information:

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[Germany] PhD Scholarships in Economics 2007, Ruhr Graduate School in Economics

Application to the RGS Econ (Flyer Application)

The RGS Econ offers a distinguished three-year Ph.D. program in Economics to outstanding young and motivated researchers with an excellent academic record and a Master, Diploma or equivalent degree in economics or related fields.

General Information

The Ruhr Graduate School of Economics (RGS Econ) offers research and higher education in economics. Emphasis is on analytical theories and advanced methods. It is a joint project of the

- Ruhr University Bochum,
- University of Dortmund,
- University of Duisburg-Essen and
- RWI Essen - Institute for Economic Research.

The RGS Econ explicitly combines the expertise of researchers from all four participating institutions, thus providing an ideal complement to the established NRW Graduate Schools which have been implemented at various universities of Northrhine-Westfalia (NRW) in 2001.

Application Deadline:

The academic year starts October 1st.
The next deadline for applying is May 15th 2007.

Application Procedure:

The Evaluation of applications starts when the deadline has passed in the middle of May. The Board of Management will review the applications and make a selection of promising candidates until mid of June. After that a small number of candidates will be invited to an interview. Final decisions are communicated until end of June.


A limited number of qualified applicants admitted to the Ruhr Graduate School will be granted a scholarship of 1250 Euro per month. The scholarship is tax-free. Its maximum duration is three years.

Submit your application to:
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leininger, Ph.D.
Dortmund University
Department of Economics
44221 Dortmund


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[England] 2 PhD Scholarships (Money, Macro, and Finance)

2 PhD Scholarships (Money, Macro, and Finance)

Department of Economics, University of Kent, UK (United Kingdom)

The Department of Economics invites applications for 2 (two) PhD Scholarships for the academic year 2007-08. These Studentships will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and a maintenance grant up to £6,300 per annum. Students are expected to teach up to 6 hours per week.

The Studentships will be offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance.

The candidates will have an interest on working in the area of Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics and/or Financial Economics. These scholarships are awarded by the University as part of the consolidation of the Macroeconomics research group with the recent appointment of Professor Jagjit Chadha.

Candidates must hold a good Master’s degree at merit or distinction in Economics and/or equivalent subjects.

The studentship competition is open to all postgraduate research applicants. UK, EU and overseas fee paying students as well as full- time and part-time postgraduate research students are invited to apply.

Students must provide with their applications: a full CV, academic transcripts, two reference letters and a short research project. Students should also apply online for the PhD programme in Economics at:

The application deadline is 15 May 2007.

Applications should be sent to:

Mary Langridge Departmental Executive Officer Department of Economics Room K Mg.14a, Keynes College University of Kent Canterbury Kent CT2 7NP Email:

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[Italy] 6 Ph.D. Scholarships at Graduate School in the Economics and Finance of Public Administration

6 Ph.D. Scholarships at Graduate School in the Economics and Finance of Public Administration


The doctoral programme in Public Economics is a joint project by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milano, Università degli Studi of Milano and Università degli Studi of Milano-Bicocca and it is co-financed by a special grant of the Italian Ministry for Education and Research. The programme offers teaching and supervision in English by scholars of international standing and it features exchange activities with leading international universities. The programme is tailored for graduates wishing to undertake an academic career or to work as researchers and executives in European public administrations and international organizations.

Scholarships cover fees and living expenses for the whole programme.

Application forms and further information at: defap

Application has to be received by 30. April 2007.

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[England] PhD Studentship in Psychology - University of Nottingham

PhD Studentship School of Psychology

*Evaluating emergency medical care simulation: The role of emotions, appraisals and individual differences*

This project, which is in collaboration with Dr Bryn Baxendale (Trent Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre: ) and Professor Eamonn Ferguson (Psychology: ), involves the evaluation of the Trent Simulation Centre emergency medical training for Foundation Level 1 and 2 medical doctors. The study will involve predictors of performance (e.g., individual differences, mood, emotion, coping) across a number of simulated medical emergencies. The work will involve the design and validation of measurements for the observation of performance, and the analysis of observational data and tracking doctors longitudinally back into practice.

The successful student will be registered for a PhD (MPhil in the first instance).

A highly-motivated and enthusiastic student is required who should have at least a good 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in psychology or an associated discipline. They should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. An MSc, experience working within the NHS or medical settings and a good working knowledge of multivariate statistics are desirable, but not essential.

Due to funding restrictions, this three-year studentship only provides funding for students from the UK/EU. The funding will provide a postgraduate stipend (which will be *£12,600* in October 2007) and home fees. However, international students are able to apply, but would need to seek additional funding to cover the international student level of fees.

Applications, with a covering letter and detailed CV, together with the names and addresses of two academic referees and a statement of research interests, should be sent to Professor E Ferguson, Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health (RASPH) Group, School of Psychology, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Email: .

*Please quote ref. SCI/188.

Closing date: 30 April 2007*.

Interview date: 14/15 June 2007.

For all vacancies see our Internet page

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Sunday, April 8, 2007

[Italy] Italia Scholarships For Indonesian Citizens

The Government of Italy offers scholarships to Indonesian citizens wishing to pursue their studies in Italy. The selection is held annually by a Selection Committee consisting of competent authorities and expert representing both Italy and Indonesia. This Scholarship grants are distributed for students, professionals, teachers, and artists who meet the necessary requirements for enrollment in any Italian post-secondary institutions (universities, academies, conservatories, art restoration institutes, National School of Cinematography, research centers or laboratories, libraries, archives, museums and other national or nationally- recognized institutions), and who would like to attend specialization courses or to conduct research in specific fields. For Italian language study, the scholarships are awarded for specific programs which are held at the Universities for Foreigners in Perugia, Siena and Roma Tre or at the other recognized institutions (which are authorized to issue certification of Italian as a second language).

The short-term scholarships are distributed in the range period between one to nine months and are reserved primarily for courses in Italian language and culture. Applicants must possess a high school diploma at the time they apply and must be 35 years of age or younger (minimum maturity age is 18 years old for Indonesian citizen).

Italian language and culture courses of a one-month period are reserved for Italian language teachers to whom no age limit applies, and for 3rd year University students in the Italian Studies Department.

The long-term scholarships consist of a nine – to twelve-month period, (depending on the length of the course) beginning in autumn. They are awarded for specific research or specialized courses at public post-secondary institutions in any area of study, except for medical studies. All courses of study must be undertaken at the Government approved educational institutions. Applicants for the long-term scholarships interested in undergraduate research or study must possess a high school diploma entitling the applicant to enroll in university; for those wishing to study or conduct research at the post-graduate level, the minimum requirement is a Master's degree. Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger (minimum maturity age in Indonesia is 18 years old).


Elements taken into consideration by the Selection Committee are:

- The applicant's curriculum studiorum and vitae.
- The applicant's proposed program of study (for post-graduate, master courses and doctorate studies).
- The Reference letters from Indonesian or Italian academics (for post-graduate, master courses and doctorate studies).
- The existence of direct contacts between the candidate and Italian academics and/or institutes of higher learning in the candidate's field of study (applies particularly to applicants for long-term scholarships).
- Knowledge of Italian is mandatory; unless the applicant is applying for Italian language courses or applying for an independent study (in this case the candidate must have a letter from a professor declaring willing to follow the student in another language).

Scholarships offered by the Italian Government cover standard living expenses such as boards and lodging expenses, Insurance( valid only in Italian Territory ), and do not include air fares (return) Please note that scholarship recipients must make their own travel and lodging arrangements. Any partial or total exemption from university fees for scholarship recipients is the decision of the individual university/ institution; no exemptions are granted by private institutions.

Changes in the place of study or the starting date will not be permitted once the scholarship has been awarded. Applicants must therefore indicate the name of their chosen institution and the dates of the chosen existing course/s clearly and exactly on their application forms.


Please read carefully; incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- three copies of the application form (in MS Word Format n. 1), each with original signature and each accompanied by a signed passport-size photograph; When you win the scholarship, you are subsequently required to submit the following documents as soon as possible:
- at least two original letters of reference from professors, teachers and/or professional superiors (for post-graduate, master courses and doctorate studies)
- Original (for authentication) and certified copies of the applicant's high school diploma and/or university degree(s).
- Original and certified copy of High school transcript;
- Original and certified copy of University transcript, if applicable;
- Original (for authentication) proof of Indonesian citizenship: copies of one of the following: passport, citizenship certificate or birth certificate;

Certified copies will not be returned and original documents will be returned upon completion the process of authentication and authorization by the Italian Institute of Culture and the Embassy of Italy.


Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applications for downloads in Indonesian and in Italian:



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Ericsson Indonesia Scholarship Program

Ericsson believes in an "all communicating" world. Voice, data, images and video are conveniently communicated anywhere and anytime in the world, increasing both quality-of-life, productivity and enabling a more resource-efficient world. Now we are actively seeking more great minds to make it reality. Move with us into the future.

We invite you to join us in sharing this vision and apply for this scholarship to pursue Master degree within the area of Wireless Systems, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Three scholarships are available and competition is very keen.

Applicant Eligibility

1. Applicants must be Indonesian citizens.
2. Must have finished Bachelor (S1) of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, or Computer Engineering.
3. Courses must have included unit of fundamental mathematics in linear algebra, Fourier methods, and probability theory.
4. Students must have taken (and passed with distinction) a general course on Signals and Systems, including material on: continuous and discrete time signals, sampling, linear filters and systems, and Fourier methods.
5. Applicants must have good oral and written skills in English, and a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (245 for computer-based test, or 85 for Internet-based test) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Selection and Verification Process

1. Ericsson works with KTH to identify and select scholarship recipients.
2. Judges decisions are final and no correspondences will be entertained.
3. The academic year starts in August 2007 and lasts until June 2009 (including examinations).
4. Student should be arrived at KTH in early August 2007.
5. Applicants should be in healthy condition and it is supported by recommendation letter by the general practitioner from local hospital.

Announcement of the Scholarship Award Recipients

The winner is expected to be in Jakarta on May 29 to receive the award.

Program Limits

1. Ericsson retains the right to change or terminate this program at any time, and prior notification will be made accordingly.
2. Ericsson is not responsible for lost applications, lost verification of enrollment, or information or materials misplaced or delayed through the mail or other delivery processes.
3. Once submitted, all information and materials become the property of Ericsson, and will not be returned. All information will be kept confidential.

How to Apply

Please get the application through ScholarshipApplication.pdf and follow the instruction. (Applications & requirements must be received by Ericsson no later than April 30, 2007)

You must carefully read the terms and conditions and please submit all the required documents according to the Checklist School of Electrical Engineering

Send the application to:

PT Ericsson Indonesia Code: Scholarship
Attn: Yoke Prabandari Internal Relations Manager
Marketing & Communications Division Wisma Pondok Indah,
2nd Floor Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda V TA Jakarta 12310 - Indonesia
Office: +62 21 769 2222
Fax: +62 21 769 7288

General Conditions of Award:

Participants shall follow the program approved for them. Request for change of program will not be entertained. Participants should participate in all activities related to the program. Participants are not allowed to participate in any political and/or commercial activities in any capacity whatsoever.

* This award is valid for selected participants only.
* Participants will be required to return to Indonesia upon completion of the course or at the end of the tenure of the scholarship whichever is earlier.
* The award may be terminated at any time for the reasons of unsatisfactory conduct, breaches of the conditions of the award, or failure to make satisfactory progress.

Terms and Condition Covered by Ericsson:

* A return air ticket on economy class is provided Jakarta - Sweden - Jakarta. Expenditures such as excess baggage fees and others related will be borne by the recipients.
* Tuition Fee and daily subsistence allowance will be given by Ericsson and will be arranged by KTH.
* Selected travel & medical insurance is provided during recipients stay in Sweden.

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Beasiswa Pemerintah Jepang (MONBUKAGAKUSHO) Program Research Student 2008

* Kedutaan Besar Jepang membuka penawaran beasiswa kepada mahasiswa/mahasiswi Indonesia untuk melanjutkan pendidikan di universitas di Jepang sebagai research student pada tahun 2008 dalam Program Beasiswa Pemerintah Jepang (Monbukagakusho).

* Peminat pada waktu menjalani research student diperbolehkan melamar ke program degree (master/doctor/professional graduate course) atau meneruskan program doctor degree setelah menyelesaikan program master degree atau professional graduate course, apabila lulus seleksi tes ujian yang diberikan oleh universitas yang bersangkutan.

* Persyaratan untuk melamar, sbb:
(1) Pelamar lahir pada dan setelah tanggal 2 April 1973
(2) IPK minimum 3,0 atau nilai EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) minimum 260 dalam jumlah 2 mata ujian tidak termasuk Bahasa Jepang
(3) Nilai TOEFL minimum 550 atau ekuivalen atau lulus Tes Kemampuan Bahasa Jepang Tingkat 2.

* Formulir pendaftaran dapat diambil secara gratis di Kedutaan Besar Jepang (Bagian Pendidikan, pukul 08:30-12:00, 14:00-15:30), Konsulat Jenderal Jepang di Surabaya, Medan, dan Makassar. Formulir pendaftaran juga dapat diperoleh pada website Kedutaan Besar Jepang ( Dokumen lamaran harus dikembalikan kepada Kedutaan Besar Jepang sebelum tanggal 11 Mei 2007, dapat diserahkan secara langsung atau dikirim melalui pos.

* Keterangan lebih lanjut mengenai program beasiswa ini dapat diperoleh di Kedutaan Besar Jepang (Bagian Pendidikan: Tel: 021-3192.4308 psw: 175, 176)

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Scholarship Scams

In your scholarship search you may find people just itching to take advantage of you. Be wary of the following statements:

1. "This scholarship requires a handling fee."
There are a few scholarships that ask for a small fee of $5 or less to cover the cost of processing and/or mailing application materials. Be extremely cautious if a program wants more. There are also some programs that request large application fees like $15.00. Imagine if 1,000,000 students (realistic given the large reach of the Internet) applied for a scholarship like this at $15.00 each. Even if the program gave out 100 scholarships of $50,000 each to cover four years of college, where’s does the rest of the money go? When large sums of money are involved and programs are asking for fees of $10 or more, make sure to double check with an outside resource like your counselor to make sure its legitimate. Please note that some art and talent competitions ask for larger application fees ($25 - $45) to cover judging and processing costs. Although many of these are legitimate, check it out with a counselor or the Federal Trade Commission if it sounds fishy.

2. "We'll do all the work for you."
Almost all legitimate scholarship programs require some sort of application or essay. Marianne Ragins applied for many scholarships in her search and all of them required some type of work. When you hear or see comments like this, it really is too good to be true.

3. "We need your credit card number or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
Never give your credit card or bank number to hold a scholarship. Scholarships are free money to those who qualify and they shouldn't cost you anything to hold them. If you have legitimately won a scholarship, it should be yours to claim based on your application and your meeting the requirements of the scholarship.

4. "We guarantee we'll find you at least 10 scholarships."
This statement, or ones like it, are used by many shady scholarship search services. Many of these services merely send you a list of loans that are available for college. If you're like Marianne and don't consider a loan a scholarship, then be sure to ask plenty of questions before paying for these services. Winning Scholarships for College contains a list of questions you should ask scholarship search services before paying for their help.

5. "You have been selected by a "National Foundation" to receive a scholarship or you have won a scholarship contest to which you never actually applied.
To win a scholarship from a program to which you have never applied nor entered is rare.

6. "You are eligible to receive a free scholarship and financial aid package. Please call us to schedule your appointment at XYZ hotel to pick it up."
Usually when you go to pick up your free package at the hotel, you and your parents are subjected to high pressure sales methods meant to make you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to help you with your scholarship search. The help you receive is something you can usually get from a counselor or by reading a book.

If you get information from anyone using these statements contact the Federal Trade Commission, (877) FTC-HELP, or the National Fraud Information Center (NFIC), (800) 876-7060, http://www.


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Scholarship Myths

You must be an "A" student to win a scholarship.

Having an "A" average alone will not guarantee you a scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation conducts one of the largest corporate-sponsored scholarship programs in the United States. Although a good academic record is a contributing factor, having an "A" average exclusively will not qualify a student as a Coca-Cola Scholar. Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, unique, and independent individuals.

Billions of scholarship dollars go unused every year.

Although some scholarship money is unclaimed each year, this money is often earmarked for students with very specific qualifications such as a particular last name or some unusual characteristic. For instance, students who are Catholic and have the last name of Zolp may be eligible for a full-tuition four-year scholarship at Loyola University. For more information on unusual scholarship opportunities including those for students who are short, tall or overweight, review Chapter 15 of Winning Scholarships for College.

B or C students have little opportunity to win scholarships.

B or C students still have opportunities for scholarships. If you are a B or C student and you have a history of participation and growth in extracurricular activities as well as involvement in your community, you have an excellent chance of winning scholarships. Highlighting your participation and involvement in a student résumé and an essay will help you be successful. For more information, read Chapter 9 of Winning Scholarships for College, "Grade's Don't Mean Everything - Standing Out in a Crowd" and Chapter 11, "Writing Perfect Essays."

You cannot win a scholarship if you do not have financial need. Or, middle class students cannot get money for college.

Middle class students can win money for college. Although they may not be eligible for some need-based scholarship programs, they still have numerous opportunities to win merit scholarships. For more information, read Chapter 9 of Winning Scholarships for College, "Grade's Don't Mean Everything - Standing Out in a Crowd."

Grades and SAT scores are the only factors you need to worry about for winning scholarships.

Having good grades and high SAT scores are definitely important. However, you still need to have a history of participation and growth in extracurricular activities as well as involvement in your community to win scholarships. Also showcasing your participation and involvement in a student résumé and an essay will help. For more information, read Chapter 9 of Winning Scholarships for College, "Grade's Don't Mean Everything - Standing Out in a Crowd" and Chapter 11, "Writing Perfect Essays."


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What Makes a Highly Successful Scholarship Winner?

Review the following habits of scholarship winners for tips on how you can make your scholarship quest successful.

* Successful students always remember the five P’s – Prior preparation prevents poor performance. Prepare for the scholarship search early. Do not wait until your senior year.

* Successful students do not rely on their parents to do all the work.

* Successful students vigorously avoid mistakes on their essays and applications. They always spell-check, proofread, and allow one other person to proofread their applications and essay for errors.

* Successful students do not ignore scholarships that may be local or those for small amounts. Scholarship amounts, even as small as $50, can add up.

* Successful students do not rely on only one source such as the Internet for their scholarship search. They use many resources. Many scholarships on the Internet or in the free scholarship searches that you find on the World Wide Web are nationally known and are harder to win due to greater competition. Local and regional scholarships are not found as easily through an Internet search, although they may be easier to win because the applicant pool is smaller. You have to use a combination of resources to find as many scholarships to apply for as possible.

* Successful students market themselves well. In their applications, they highlight positive aspects about their lives, especially community involvement.

* Successful students do not apply to one or two scholarships and wait for the best. They apply for all scholarships they are eligible to win. They keep applying until the total they have won exceeds what they need to pay for the college they want to attend or until they graduate with a degree.

* Successful students are organized. They keep track of deadlines and materials required to complete an application.

* Successful students are well rounded. They participate in extracurricular and community activities. They write about these activities in scholarship and college essays in a descriptive manner. They try to benefit others as well as themselves with the extracurricular and community activities in which they are involved.

* Successful students understand that SAT scores and grades alone do not win most scholarships. Scholarship programs look at many factors such as community activities, leadership, presentation of your application package, special or unusual talents or skills, etc.

* Successful students do not look for the easy way out. It is harder for them to believe in a scholarship scam that promises to do all the work for them. They understand that those things for which we work hardest often bring the greatest rewards. Hard work in the scholarship process as a high school student could result in an easy college life without work later, or a loan-free life after college.

Avoid These Most Common Mistakes Made on College and Scholarship Applications

1. Not following directions
2. Missing the deadline
3. Not typing your application or sending in a sloppy application
4. Forgetting to spell check and to proofread after you spell check
5. Not including information such as a transcript or recommendation
6. Not answering the essay question or another question asked.


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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Top Ten Tips For Winning Scholarship Applications

Top Ten Tips For Winning Scholarship Applications

1. Apply only if you are eligible. Read all the scholarship requirements and directions carefully. Make sure you are eligible before you send in your application.

2. Complete the application in full. If a question does not apply to you, note that on the application. Do not leave a question blank. Be sure to supply all additional supporting materials, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays.

3. Follow directions. Provide everything that is required. However, do not supply things that are not requested--you could be disqualified.

4. Neatness counts. Always type your application, or if you must print do so neatly and legibly. Make a couple of photocopies of all the forms before you fill them out. Use the copies as working drafts as you develop your application packet.

5. Write an essay that makes a strong impression. The key to writing a strong essay is to be personal and specific. Include concrete details to make your experience come alive: the who, what, where, and when of your topic. The simplest experience can be monumental if you honestly present how you were affected.

6. Watch all deadlines. To help keep yourself on track, impose your own deadline that is at least two weeks prior to the official deadline. Use the buffer time to make sure everything is ready on time. Do not rely on extensions--very few scholarship providers allow them at all.

7. Make sure your application gets where it needs to go. Put your name (and Social Security number, if applicable) on all pages of the application. Pieces of your application may get lost unless they are clearly identified.

8. Keep a back-up file in case anything goes wrong. Before sending the application, make a copy of the entire packet. If your application goes astray, you will be able to reproduce it quickly.

9. Give it a final 'once-over.' Proofread the entire application carefully. Be on the lookout for misspelled words or grammatical errors. Ask a friend, teacher, or parent to proofread it as well.

10. Ask for help if you need it. If you have problems with the application, do not hesitate to call the funding organization.

11. It is also important to make sure your letters of recommendation are addressed to the organization whose scholarship you are applying for, and that they are current.


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[England] Design Innovation Scholarship (Parsial) - University of Plymouth

Faculty of Arts

Applications are invited for a Scholarship in the Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth for practice-led postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) specialising in Three Dimensional Design. The Scholarship will commence on 1 October 2007.

We will consider proposals in any area of Design but would particularly welcome those from well-qualified applicants that relate to the following areas of our expertise:

* Design for a Sustainable Future
* Digital Design for Creative Manufacturing
* Design Thinking Expressed Through Making
* Approaches to Trans-disciplinary Design Methods.

The scholarship (UK/EU fees plus stipend of £12500 per annum for 2007/8) will be awarded to a new, full time student for 3 years (subject to satisfactory progress). Applications from non-UK/EU students are welcome with the expectation that funds have been secured to meet the difference in fee level.

The successful candidate will have a good first degree, and preferably an MA or MDes (or equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline. You will need to show potential to develop a range of appropriate advanced research skills. Scholarship applications will be assessed on a competitive basis reflecting scholarly, professional and industrial merit. We are concerned with the originality, viability and quality of the application and with its relevance and potential contribution to our research communities. The successful candidate will be part of a thriving University Design culture that offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (, and will be located within Innovate, the Faculty's Centre for Creative Industries (

How to Apply

Applications should be made on a University of Plymouth Postgraduate Study application form. Please complete, sign and return your application form by post to the following address:

The Faculty of Arts Research & Graduate Affairs Office, University of Plymouth, Earl Richards Road North, Exeter, Devon EX2 6AS, U.K.

* In Section 1 of the form ('Programme of Study') please write 'Design Innovation Scholarship'.
* You should include a 500 word summary of your chosen project (in Section 8).
* Although you must provide names and details for two referees (Section 11), these will only be taken up if you are shortlisted for the Scholarship.
* Please note that you are expected to submit (e.g. via CD-rom) appropriate visual evidence of your ability to undertake the proposed project , or
* direct us to a website where this is accessible.
* If shortlisted, you will have the opportunity to supplement this material at interview (e.g. via portfolio).

Interviews will be held in Plymouth (to be held between 4 - 8 June 2007). If you are unavailable on any of these dates, please let us know when you submit your application. Non-UK applicants may be interviewed by video-conferencing.

* Closing date for applications is 7 May 2007.*

For further information about this opportunity, please contact the Faculty of Arts Research & Graduate Affairs Office:
Telephone: (01392) 485087.


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Monday, April 2, 2007

[Ireland) European Network on Industrial Policy (EUNIP)/University of Limerick (UL) Scholarship in Industrial Economics/Policy Evaluation

PhD Scholarship - European Network on Industrial Policy (EUNIP)/ University of Limerick (UL) Scholarship in Industrial Economics/ Policy Evaluation.

University of Limerick (Ireland)

As announced at the 9th EUNIP (European Network on Industrial Policy) International Conference hosted by the Department of Economics, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland in June 2006, the University of Limerick will fund a Scholarship that will allow a student to study for a PhD in the area of Industrial Economics/Policy Evaluation.


The closing date for interested applicants is April 20th 2007.

For more information, please contact

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Sunday, April 1, 2007

[Norway] 12 PhD Grants at Medical Imaging Lab, NTNU

MI Lab Vacancies

12 PhD grants and 8 postdoctoral grants in Ultrasound and MR imaging

Medical Imaging Laboratory for Innovative Future Healthcare (MI Lab) is applying for outstanding and creative students for PhD and postdoctoral grants.

MI Lab is a new inter-disciplinary research centre integrating industry, hospital and university to combine adjacency to the patients` needs, technological R&D and Norwegian industry with successful innovation in the international market. The overall goal is to facilitate better health care and improved patient outcome through innovation in medical imaging.

MI Lab is localized in Trondheim, Norway, in the new integrated university hospital, St. Olavs Hospital. The key success factor is to create an environment of close daily collaboration between medical doctors and technology researchers.

We will put together a multi-disciplinary team, and the main scientific fields are:

* Medicine
* Cybernetics
* Neuroscience
* Physics
* Electronics
* Mathematics

Applications from candidates in other scientific fields are also welcome.

MI Lab has a strong international network and there will be an extensive exchange of PhD students and post docs with foreign renowned universities and imaging research centres.

The MI lab industrial partners, CorTechs Labs, FAST, GE Vingmed Ultrasound, MediStim, Mison, NordicNeuroLab and Odetect, will participate actively in the research activities, as well as the health care partner St. Olavs Hospital and the research institute SINTEF. According to the research task and personal interest from the applicants there will be possibilities for temporary stays at the industrial partners' research facilities.

More information on MI Lab:

There will be a strong emphasis on the quality of the applicant, on the ability to work in such an inter-disciplinary research team, and on personal creativity and innovation.

Applications from all countries are welcome.

If there is not sufficient number of applicants to abide to the high standards of MI Lab, less than 12 PhD students and 8 post doctors will be hired.

Practical information

Applicants for the PhD grant must hold a master's degree or equivalent education at the time of employment, but candidates that are nearly finished are also welcome to apply. In the latter case the applicant must document that the master's degree will be finished during first half of 2007.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral grant must hold a PhD degree at the time of employment, but PhD candidates that are nearly finished are welcome to apply.

The duration of the grants are 3 years for PhD and 2 years for post docs. This may in discussion with the applicants be extended to 4 and 3 years respectively with an extra year of compulsory work linked to MI Lab needs.

NTNU will be employer for all the PhD students and post docs. The affiliation will be to different faculties and departments according to main supervisor, but everybody will have daily work place in the university hospital area. A condition for the PhD students is participation in one of NTNUs PhD programmes.

The PhD grant is normally remunerated according to wage levels 41 – 51 on the Norwegian State salary scale, with gross salary from NOK 310 500 to NOK 369 100 a year.

The Post doctoral grants is normally remunerated according to wage levels 54 – 62, with gross salary from NOK 389 600 to NOK 450 300 a year. 2% of the salary is deducted for the State Pension scheme.


The application should be provided in 5 copies and must contain:

* information about education, scientific experience with a publication list, and other relevant work experience (CV).

* a short letter where the applicant describes his/hers motivation for applying, his/hers ability to work in such an inter-disciplinary research team, and his/hers personal creativity and innovation.

* name, e-mail address and telephone number of 2-3 personal references.

Certified copies of certificates and diplomas must be enclosed.

Applications should be sent to: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, MTFS, N-7489 Trondheim, Norway. Applications to the PhD grant should be marked DMF 22/07 and applications to the Post doctoral grant should be marked DMF 23/07.

Deadline for applications: April 25th 2007.

For further information please contact:

MI Lab director professor Olav Haraldseth, phone +47 98 46 89 40, e-mail:

Professor Hans Torp, phone +47 73 59 86 19, e-mail:

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[New Zeland] New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships(NZIDRS) are a significant educational opportunity.

World Class Opportunity

New Zealand institutions provide the opportunity to study under internationally recognised academics and researchers in a wide range of disciplines. Qualifications attained from a New Zealand university rank with the best internationally. New Zealand degrees have a reputation globally for being practical, modern and desirable. In some niche areas, such as biotechnology, forensic science and marine engineering, New Zealand degrees are acknowledged as world-leading. Students educated in the New Zealand education environment are earning a reputation as a new breed of innovative thinkers and are enjoying success the world over.

Over the next two years the scholarship programme will be expanded progressively. From 2007, up to 100 doctoral and 100 undergraduate students will be studying under the programme.

Entitlements under the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships are as follows:

* Full tuition fees for three (3) years of full-time doctoral study
* NZ$18,000 per annum living allowance (NZ$1500 per month)
* Up to NZ$600 per annum health insurance allowance
* NZ$2000 (across 3 year tenure) travel allowance. This is intended to be used for conference attendance and field research
* NZ$800 (across 3 year tenure) book and thesis allowance
* NZ$500 One-off establishment allowance. Only to be paid to those students who are travelling to NZ specifically to take up the NZIDRS.
* No student already located in NZ is eligible to receive this amount Additional funds are not available to support accompanying dependants Please note :

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) are open to all International Students meeting the eligibility criteria. Prospective candidates are advised to start corresponding with academics in the relevant departments of New Zealand universities regarding the availability of appropriate supervision well in advance of submitting their application papers. Evidence that supervision is available is required as a part of the NZIDRS application process. Please see the 'NZIDRS Terms &Conditions' for further information.

In 2007, NZIDRS Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Monday the 16th of July (NZ Time).
No applications will be considered by the Selection Panel if they arrive after the stated close date.

Should you have any questions regarding the New Zealand International Docotral Research Scholarships, please contact the Education New Zealand Scholarships Manager at

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