International Scholarships

Sunday, August 26, 2007

[Australia] Ph.D Scholarships at the University of Wollongong

Ph.D Scholarships at the University of Wollongong

Applications are invited for three full-time PhD scholarships (2 x Australian Postgraduate Award - Industry) and (1 x University Postgraduate Award and HDR Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship), tenable at the University of Wollongong within the Faculty of Informatics. The APA(I) scholarships are funded by an ARC Linkage Project grant, New Methods for Small Group Analysis from Sample Surveys, awarded to Professor Ray Chambers and Professor David Steel of the University of Wollongong. The industry partners are the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Centre for Epidemiology and Research at NSW Health and the Public Health Intelligence unit at the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

Accurate data for population sub-groups and between small areas are fundamental to good policy decisions in health, environment, economics and social issues. Unfortunately, national and state averages of statistics on unemployment, salinity, drought impact, and health often hide large differences at lower levels of aggregation. This local variation needs to be understood so that effective policies can be developed and carried out efficiently and their impact monitored. Using statistical models that combine survey data with other information about the groups of interest, this project will develop robust and efficient methods for providing information on these variations using data from large-scale national and state surveys. In particular, the aim will be to create new cost-effective methods that address the increasing demand for high quality statistics about the distribution of important social, economic, health and environmental variables within local areas and small population sub-groups. Implications for survey design for outputs at these levels will be determined, as will robust and efficient methods for analysing these data. This will lead to significant improvements in the data available for such groups and areas, allowing better targeting of policies aimed at addressing local differences.

The students involved in the project will develop skills in sample survey analysis, the theory and methods of modeling data with group structure and methods for small area estimation. Many of these topics are at the forefront of statistical research. The project will involve the development of innovative methodologies that will be directly applicable by the industry partners as well as by other organisations of great practical importance to Australia.

The students will work in a vibrant and growing research centre, the Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology, at the University of Wollongong. The Centre comprises 10 academic statisticians, including four professors, and 15 PhD students. The project will involve joint work with, and visits to, the industry partners in Canberra, Sydney and Wellington, which will enhance the quality and relevance of the research and will provide the student with valuable insights into applied statistical research in government agencies.

The value of the APA(I) scholarships are currently AUS$25,627 per year for three years. The UPA will also provide a stipend of AUS$25,627 per year for 3 years while the HDR Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship will cover the full fee charged by the University for the degree of the PhD for 3 years. There may be opportunities to supplement this with tutoring or other casual work. Additional funding is available for computing equipment and travel. The project involves collaboration with researchers at the University of Pisa in Italy and the Centre also has close ties with the University of Manchester and the University of Southampton in the UK and there may be opportunities for students to visit these institutions.

APA(I) scholarships are open only to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. However, the UPA is also open to international applicants. Applicants should have an Honours 1 or 2(1) degree in Statistics, or an equivalent qualification, by the end of 2007, strong research potential and be able to commence by the end of February 2008. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, academic transcript and contact details of two or more referees should be sent to Prof Ray Chambers, Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522. Closing date: Friday September 28, 2007. Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents should also include proof of citizenship or permanent residency.

We welcome enquiries about the project or the Centre. For more information, please contact Professor Ray Chambers, ph (61) 2 42213809, email or Professor David Steel, ph (61) 2 42213823, email

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[Denmark] PhD Scholarship in Globalisation and International Economics - Aarhus School of Business Denmark

PhD Scholarship in Globalisation and International Economics Department of Economics

The Department of Economics at Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, invites applications for a PhD scholarship starting December 1, 2007 or soon thereafter.

The PhD scholarship is fully funded by the ongoing research project Globalisation and Industry Dynamics, which is financed by the Danish Social Science Research Council. The PhD project will be an integrated part of this project. The successful candidate will be affiliated with and positioned at the Department of Economics at Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

The PhD scholarship is offered within theoretical or empirical analysis of international economics. Specifically, the work should be conducted on the interaction of trade policy and trade barriers with industry and firm export behaviour. The theoretical anchor of the PhD project is intended to be within the currently evolving theory of trade with heterogeneous firms and/or imperfect competition and trade.

Further information on the PhD scholarship can be obtained from Head of Department Peter Jensen, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, phone: +45 89 486 482, e-mail: Information on the project Globalisation and Industry Dynamics, and the positioning of the PhD topic within the project can be obtained from Philipp J.H. Schröder, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, phone: +45 89 486 392, e-mail:

Terms of employment:

The PhD scholarship is for a 3-year period. It can be awarded to persons with a Master's degree or students who expect to obtain their Master's degree in the near future.

As part of the PhD scholarship the successful candidate will be enrolled in a PhD programme comprising a number of courses within the relevant research area.

Applicants are expected to be willing to spend up to 6 months at a foreign university as part of the scholarship. There will be a minimal teaching load in the department programs and we offer wide possibilities for PhD scholars to attend conferences, where they can present their research. Furthermore, we expect that PhD scholars participate in activities arranged by the department.

The applicants will be evaluated by an expert assessment committee whose final recommendations will be sent to the applicant. Priority will be given to the applicant who shows the best research potential.

The scholarship is paid in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the appoin¬tee's organization. There is no tuition fee.

The application:

To apply for the PhD scholarship applicants must fill in an application form that can be downloaded from or obtained from Ms. Kirsten Hedegaard Fynsk, phone: +45 8948 6567, e-mail:

Further information about the practical issues concerning the scholarship can be obtained from administrative officer Henrik Scriver, phone: +45 8948 6560, e-mail:

The following material must be submitted:
- Application form
- Project description (max. 5 pages), including the expected theoretical and methodological approach
- Outline of PhD course programme
- Graduate diploma (including a list of all grades)
- CV
- Other material, if any (e.g. publications), which should be taken into account in the assessment

The application and attachments must be submitted in sets (without binding) in 5 copies by ordinary mail to

Aarhus School of Business,
Ms. Kirsten Hedegaard Fynsk,
Fuglesangs Allé 4,
DK-8210 Aarhus V,

or electronically to Ms. Kirsten Hedegaard Fynsk, e-mail:

Closing date for applications: Monday, September 17, 2007 at 12noon.

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[Denmark] PhD – Scholarships in “Corrosion Reliability of Electronic Devices” - Technical University of Denmark

PhD – Scholarships in "Corrosion Reliability of Electronic Devices"

A 3 year PhD scholarship on "Developing innovative solutions for corrosion protection and prevention of electronic devices" is available at the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management (IPL) within the Corrosion and surface technology research group from 1st January 2008.

The PhD project is part of the "CELCORR – Centre for Electronic Corrosion" financed by Danish Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation under the Innovation Consortium Programme. More information on CELCORR could be found here:

Project background and content:

Corrosion reliability is a serious issue today for electronic devices, components, and bare printed circuit boards (PCBs) due to factors such as miniaturization, globalized manufacturing practices, and global usage. At present, no clear corrosion control strategy exists and the applied procedures are inadequate.

The present PhD project will focus on:

(i) Strategies for cleanliness of the PCBs and devices during manufacturing by understanding the contamination issue in detail,
(ii) Early detection/monitoring of corrosion/environmental effects during service by developing corrosion sensors based on a combination of array electrodes and quarts crystal microbalance, and
(iii) Formulating new protective coatings to make the devices more robust under user environment.

The selected candidate is expected to work closely with a Post-doc and another PhD student associated with this programme. Work involves co-ordination and travel between project partners and institutions abroad for collaborative work. The candidate may be asked to perform part of her/his research at institutions abroad specializing in one or more areas on interest for the project.

Candidates should hold a Masters Degree in Metallurgy or Materials Engineering or Chemistry or interdisciplinary subjects combining Electronics and Materials or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level.

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. Information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies is included in the general rules of DTU, which may be obtained by application to the PhD programme office at tel: +45 45 25 11 76 or +45 45 25 11 77.

The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students.

Further information is available at the
or can be obtained from
Associate Professor Rajan Ambat,
phone: +45-45252181,

Applications with enclosures in triplicate should be submitted to Head of Department Leo Alting at the address indicated above. Applications must include a curriculum vitae with references and documentation of a completed master's degree.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are requested to apply.

* The application must sent to IPL and be received no later than 25th September 2007 at 12.00. *

Head of Department Leo Alting
Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing
Technical University of Denmark
Building 424
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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ASEAN Scholarships 2008

The Asia Research Institute of NUS invites applications from ASEAN citizens enrolled for a fulltime advanced degree at a university in an ASEAN country (except Singapore) for consideration as ASEAN Research Scholars. These fellowships are offered to current graduate students working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Asian topics , and will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an 'in residence fellowship' for a period of three months. The aim of the fellowship is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Scholars will be expected to commence on 1 May 2008, and to make a presentation on their work at the Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies at the end of July 2008.

Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:
1) A monthly allowance of SGD$1,750 (inclusive of housing allowance).
2) A one time round trip travel subsidy by the most economical and direct route on a reimbursement basis upon being accepted for the fellowship.
3) Access to library and computer resources on campus.

Applicants are invited to e-mail/facsimile/mail their curriculum vitae, a 2-page outline of their research proposal in English (this may be accompanied by a longer statement in a Southeast Asian language) to the address below by 15 November 2007. Arrangements should also be made by which at least two letters of reference, one of which is from your principal supervisor, are sent confidentially to the same address by the same deadline.

The 2-page research proposal must include the following details:
1) Whether the data collection or fieldwork stage of the research has already been completed;
2) how the fellowship will contribute to the research;
3) the types of sources to be consulted in Singapore;
4) proposed work plan during the fellowship.

You can look forward to excellent library and internet computer facilities at NUS' main library (, the library at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) ( and the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library ( to facilitate your research for the dissertation. NUS' main library has 2 million volumes covering all topics while ISEAS' library has 200,000 on Southeast Asian topics, half of which are in Southeast Asian languages.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

[Italy] 22 PhD Scholarships at Scuola Interpolitecnica

Scuola Interpolitecnica Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Bari

Call for the admission to the III cycle (2008) of Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato

Deadline: 28 th September 2007

All the awarded positions are granted by specific scholarships; at least half of the scholarships are reserved to graduates from other universities, whether Italian or foreign.

Participation in the competitive examination is open to candidates in possession of a Master of Science degree or of an analogous degree obtained abroad; participation is also open to students who will obtain their Master of Science degree by and not later than 31 December 2007.

There are no restrictions in terms of age and nationality. Participation in the selection is open to research grants holders; in case of admission they shall withdraw from the grant before their enrolment in the school.

Students already enrolled in a Doctorate course and Research Doctors cannot participate to the selection for the S.I.P.D.

Further information about the selection procedure and the presentation of your documents may be found at the page F.A.Q. – section "Admission to S.I.P.D."


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[Italy] 190 PhD Scholarships at Politecnico di Torino

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

PhD Scholarships

Public competitive examinations are announced for admission to the three-year Research Doctorate Programs of the Politecnico of Torino, for the 22nd Cycle. The competitive examinations will award a total of 279 positions and 190 scholarships.


Call for application:

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[Italy] PhD Scholarships at University of Naples-Federico II

The University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Research Doctorate Programs

The Research Doctorate is the highest academic title that can be bestowed in Italy. It is equivalent to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Anglo-Saxon countries. The principal objective of a Research Doctorate Program is to educate graduate students on carrying out pure or applied scientific research, in the ambit of the chosen discipline.

The University of Naples Federico II is a large research university and the oldest state university in the world. Its Research Doctorate Programs aim to train a selected number of young people, endowed with a high quality preparation and having the enjoyment for the research, to a high level of scientific, technical and professional qualification.

The Doctorate Schools of the University promote advanced training in almost all the fields of the knowledge by organizing basic courses of wide and considerable scientific content both with the support of its own professors and with the aid of the Italian and foreign scholars. Specific courses related to the chosen research program are organized by the single Doctorate Courses. The research activities are carried out both in the Departments of the University and in distinguished national and international scientific institutions.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

[Europe] Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)

The IMESS degree offers four distinct but related study tracks, reflecting the expertise of the consortium institutions. Students enrol onto one of the four tracks and specialise in one of the partner institution languages. Each track combines compulsory language training, research methodology, specialist electives and an extended research dissertation. The study tracks are:

* Economics and Business
* Politics and Security
* Nation and Society
* History and Culture

Each track begins in year 1 with a combination of language training (16 ECTS), courses in research methods relevant to the chosen track (20 ECTS) and specialist electives (24 ECTS). In year 2 (60 ECTS) all students continue to receive language training, supplement their research methods training, choose from a range of specialist electives and produce an advanced research dissertation. Throughout the programme students benefit from involvement in the active research environment and expertise provided by each institution.

The central objective of the programme is to enhance global understanding and awareness of the wider European region. As well as developing cultural and linguistic knowledge of both Eastern and Western Europe, students acquire the skills to identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the economies, states and societies of the expanding European region and to formulate appropriate and effective policy responses.

Applications, Scholarships and Fees
The IMESS programme has two deadlines. The next Erasmus Mundus (EM) scholarship deadline is 18 January 2008. The closing date for all other applications for 2008 entry is April 18th.

Minimum Admission Requirements
All applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) with honours in a relevant subject area and must provide evidence of English proficiency (IELTS/TEOFL Advanced Level – see FAQs for full requirements in subtests and overall scores).

For more information, please visit the official announcement.

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KDI School Scholarship Opportunity 2008

KDI School of Public Policy & Management Scholarship Opportunities For International Students

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The KDI School of Public Policy and Management presents its renowned scholarship programs for qualified international applicants who seek advanced graduate educational opportunities in Korea.

KDI School Advantage

* World-class, innovative programs focused on real world, policy and management issues
* All classes conducted in English in a truly international environment
* Top-notch faculty with unparalleled expertise and teaching excellence

Academic Programs

* Master’s Degree
- Master of Public Policy (MPP)
- Master of Management (MBA)

Scholarship Information

* Global Ambassador Fellowship

Benefits: Full tuition waiver and living stipend
Candidate eligibility: All overseas candidates are welcomed to apply
Applicable programs:
- Master of Public Policy (MPP),
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)

* POSCO Asia Fellowship

Benefits: Full tuition waiver, living stipend, and round-trip airfare
Candidate eligibility: Government officials from most countries in Asia
Applicable program:
- Master of Public Policy (MPP)

* Master of Public Policy for Cultural Policy Officials

(Cultural Partnership Initiative by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Korea)

Benefits: Full tuition waiver, living stipend, and round-trip airfare
Candidate eligibility: Officials & scholars from culture-related government branches of countries in Asia, Africa, and South America

Applicable program:
- Master of Public Policy (MPP)

* Colombo Plan Scholarship

Benefits: Full tuition waiver, living stipend, round-trip airfare
Candidate eligibility: Government officials from Colombo Plan member countries
Applicable program:
- Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Please apply directly with the Colombo Plan. (

General Eligibility Requirements to Apply for Scholarships at the KDI School

* Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent
* Government officials preferred
* English proficiency
* Work experience recommended

Study Period: February – December, 2008 in Seoul, South Korea

Approval of thesis (written in home country in the 2nd year of study)

Admission Procedure:

1st Round: Document Review
2nd Round: Interview in English

Application Deadline: October 31, 2007 (Last day for application package arrival)

Required Application Documents for Admission:

1. Application for Admission - Complete online application at the KDI School website (Click quick link "Apply Online")
2. Statement of Purpose – send by postal mail
3. Transcript(s)(University Grades/Marks) – send by postal mail
4. Copy of University Diploma or Degree – send by postal mail
5. Two Recommendations – send by postal mail
6. Two Passport sized Photos – send by postal mail
7. English Score Reports (if available) – send by postal mail
8. Employment Verification (if available) – send by postal mail

Important Points to Remember:

1. All documents must be prepared in English. (Please attach certified translations if the documents are in any other languages.)
2. Documents submitted with the application can not be returned to the applicants.
3. Applicants may only apply for one scholarship and multiple applications will invalidate candidacy.

Application Submission & Admission Inquiries:

* The Office of Admissions

Tel: 822-3299-1281/1019 Fax: 822-3299-1223
Address: KDI School of Public Policy and Management
207-43, Cheongnyangri2-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-868, South Korea

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Kaust Discovery Scholarship

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) adalah sebuah universitas berskala internasional yang berbasis riset di bidang science dan teknologi yang berlokasi di Arab Saudi.

KAUST menawarkan program beasiswa yang disebut KAUST Discovery Scholarship diperuntukkan bagi mahasiswa S1 dari bidang studi Science dan Teknologi di perguruan tinggi manapun di Indonesia.


- Terdaftar aktif pada tahun ajaran 2007/2008 sebagai mahasiswa S1 tahun ketiga keatas dari jurusan teknik dan science di perguruan tinggi manapun di Indonesia

- Memiliki prestasi akademik dan/atau pengalaman riset yang memuaskan

- Memiliki kemampuan Bahasa Inggris yang baik, dengan syarat: memiliki skor minimal 550 (TOEFL-PBT) atau 213 (TOEFL Computer-Based) atau 79-80 (TOEFL Internet-Based) atau 6.0 (IELTS)

- Pada Agustus 2009 sudah bisa memulai pendidikan S2 di King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Arab Saudi

Beasiswa yang diberikan mencakup:

1. Selama periode kuliah S1
- Seluruh biaya kuliah (SPP dan biaya lain) sampai lulus kuliah S1
- Tunjangan hidup
- Tunjangan buku
- Tunjangan laptop/komputer
- Kesempatan berpartisipasi dalam kegiatan-kegiatan akademik (global workshop, regional workshop, seminar, dll) yang diadakan oleh KAUST, baik di kampus KAUST di Arab Saudi maupun di negara lain (seluruh biaya ditanggung)

2. Setelah lulus kuliah S1
- Diterima untuk melanjutkan Program S2 di King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Arab Saudi; dan berhak atas
- Beasiswa penuh yang meliputi tuition, akomodasi dan tunjangan transportasi - hingga lulus

Cara Mendaftar:

Pendaftaran hanya bisa dilakukan secara online di website: paling lambat tanggal 9 NOVEMBER 2007.

Informasi lebih lanjut:

atau contact
The Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF)
Phone: (62-21) 831 7330
Fax: (62-21) 831 7331,

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[South Korea] Beasiswa S2 & S3 di Seoul National University


Contact Addresses
Gwanak Campus
San 56-1, Sillim-Dong, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
Tel: +82 2 880 5114 Fax: +82 2 885 5272

Admissions and Inquires to:
Office of International Affairs
San 56-1, Sillim-Dong, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
Tel: +82 2 880-8637 Fax: +82 2 880 8632

Scholarship is offered to graduates from University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bogor Agricultural University, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Winaya Mukti University

Jurusan yang menyediakan beasiswa:

1. Humanities: Korean History
2. Social Sciences: Economics
3. Natural Sciences:
* Mathematical Sciences
* Chemistry
* Biological Sciences
4. Business Administration: Business Administration
5. Engineering:
* Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
* Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
* Civil and Environmental Engineering
6. Agriculture & Life Sciences:
* Plant Sciences
* Forest Sciences
* Agricultural Biotechnology
* Biosystems & Biomaterials Science and Engineering
7. Law: Law
8. Education: Education
9. Veterinary Medicine: Veterinary Medicine
10. Medicine: Medicine
11. Pharmacy: Pharmacy
12. Dentistry: Dentistry
13. International Studies: International Studies

Application Timeline
SNU's academic year begins in the Spring. Please note the following important dates:

Application Deadline: 24 August 2007

An application should be completed and required documents received by SNU before this date.

Admissions Decision Announcement: 30 November 2007

Results will be posted on the SNU website ( ) or (

Registration for Classes: 22-26 February 2008
Specific dates and other info will be included in the Certificate of
Admission sent to admitted students.
Korean Proficiency Test: February 2008
First Day of Class: 3 March 2008
Note: If the deadline falls on a public holiday, it will automatically
be moved to the next day.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, silakan download file-file di sini:

Kalau lambat, website menyediakan backup:
GSFS Info:
GSFS Form 1:
GSFS Form 2:

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Indonesia English Language Study Program (IELSP)

Scholarship: Eight weeks in the United States!

You will be awarded a valuable opportunity to improve your English language proficiency and learn to develop critical thinking skills while immersing yourself in the U.S. exchange experience.


* You are 19 – 24 years of age, and
* You are an undergraduate student at least on the fifth semester in any field of study from any university in Indonesia ;
* You prove that you are proficient in English with a minimum TOEFL®ITP score of 470;
* You can fully participate in an intensive academic program in the United States (the 1st cohort is scheduled to leave on November 1, 2007 and will stay for two months in the United States);
* You are mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and inquisitive.

Application Deadline: August 24, 2007

To obtain application form/to learn more about the program, contact:
The Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF)
Menara Imperium 28th Floor, Suite B
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav 1 Jakarta 12980
Phone: 021 – 8317330
Fax: 021 – 8317331

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

[Netherlands] HSP Huygens Programme

Second round of application HSP Huygens 2007 for international students! Deadline is September 15th 2007. For more information see the downloadable document 'Second round of application HSP Huygens 2007'.

First round of application HSP Huygens 2007:
The Huygens Scholarship Programme (HSP) is open to students from all countries of the world. It is aimed at excellent students who want to come to the Netherlands in the final phase of their bachelor’s studies or during their master’s studies.

PhD applications can only be accepted from students from Croatia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.

Four million euros
The Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science has made four million euros available for international students coming to the Netherlands under the Huygens programme. The minister has reserved part of the total budget for students following programmes in Dutch studies.

Applications for HSP for the 2007-2008 academic year must be received by Nuffic by 1 February 2007 at the latest.

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More information about the application procedure and requirements.

Scholarship search engine
Grantfinder is the online search engine which brings together a range of Dutch scholarships for international students who wish to come to the Netherlands. Visit

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[Nederland] Pembukaan Putaran Ke-dua Pendaftaran Beasiswa HSP Huygens

Kementrian Pendidikan, Kebudayan dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Belanda, melalui Nuffic, organisasi Belanda untuk kerja sama international di bidang pendidikan tinggi, membuka putaran ke-dua pendaftaran program beasiswa HSP Huygens untuk pelajar internasional. Sebesar 3.3 juta euro telah disediakan untuk program beasiswa HSP Huygens yang bertujuan untuk menarik minat para pelajar yang memiliki potensi dan prestasi akademi terbaik untuk melanjutkan program studi bachelor (khusus tahun terakhir)dan master di Belanda.

Peluang beasiswa HSP Huygens 2007 ini terbuka bagi pelajar Indonesia di Indonesia dan di Belanda, yang berprestasi dan memenuhi persyaratan diantaranya merupakan10% lulusan terbaik di universitas sebelumnya, berusia tidak lebih dari 35 tahun dan memperoleh surat nominasi dari universitas di Belanda untuk mendaftar HSP Huygens.

Batas akhir pendaftaran program beasiswa HSP Huygens adalah 15 September 2007. Dalam putaran ke-dua ini para kandidat yang tidak lolos seleksi HSP Huygens di putaran pertama, akan dipertimbangkan kembali di putaran ke-dua. Untuk ini pelajar Indonesia yang sudah memperoleh surat nominasi dari universitas di Belanda pada putaran pertama, disarankan bertanya kepada pihak universitas mengenai kesempatan mengikuti putaran ke-dua.

Informasi selengkapnya dapat dilihat di website.

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I found this article from Scholarships Talk

You’ve probably heard of the Coca-Cola Scholarship program, but if you haven’t the following guide will help you understand the application process. The Coca-Cola Company is renowned for helping prospective college students’ pay for higher education. Each year, 50 students are given $20,000 scholarships, while 200 additional students are given $10,000 scholarships.

These scholarships are designed for high school seniors who will be attending an accredited college or university, and will be distributed over four years ($5,000 per year for the $20,000 scholarships, and $2,500 per year for the $10,000 scholarship.)

In order to be eligible, you must be a high school senior (home-schooled seniors may also apply,) and a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Temporary residents may also apply; see website for further details.

Additionally, you must have a 3.0 GPA overall and plan to attend a post-secondary institution. Finally, you cannot be a child or grandchild of anyone who works for the Coca-Cola Company or any of their subsidiaries.

Interested students should apply online from September 1 to October 31 of their senior year. The first application is merely a preliminary application; if your application advances, you will have to elaborate on your activities, educational goals, etc.

Keep in mind that these scholarships are only available to students who will be attending a 4-year institution of higher learning. The company also offers two-year scholarships, in the amount of $1,000.

To apply for a two-year scholarship, you must have an overall GPA of 2.5, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and employed part time or involved in some sort of volunteer work.

For further information about the Coca-Cola scholarship opportunities, please visit their website. You will find additional information about the application process, eligibility requirements, and award amounts.

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Who Should Apply for Scholarships?

The answer is quite simple, really. Every student who plans to attend an institution of higher education should search for and apply for scholarships. This applies to all students, including high school students, non-traditional students, current college students, graduate students, etc.

Now, some students have ideas about why they won't get scholarships. They think that there are no scholarships out there for students with less than outstanding grade point averages or with poor standardized test scores. They claim that their parents make too much money or that they won't be attending 'traditional colleges.' They say that they are not minority students and aren't enrolled in a lot of extracurricular activities or involved in their communities. They even argue that they are not planning to attend college immediately after graduation, and so they won't be eligible for any scholarship funding at all. The list of reasons goes on and on...

Although some of these reasons may sound pretty legitimate and you have probably heard at least one of them before (maybe even inside your own head), they are false! Not every scholarship provider is looking for an academically gifted or actively involved student. Many scholarships are not based on financial need or minority status. There are scholarships available to students who want to attend non-traditional schools, like cosmetology schools, modeling academies, technical institutions, etc. And if you want to take a break between high school and college, do will still be able to find scholarships for non-traditional, returning students when you are ready to return to school (just be sure to go back, okay?).

All college students should keep this thought in mind: There are always scholarships out there if you really search hard enough to find them. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. And once you've made up your mind to actually search for and apply for scholarships, the only challenging part is actually finding specific scholarships that you can apply for.

Just remember, don't limit your scholarship search, and try to find scholarships that match your unique student profile. Sure, your guidance or financial aid office probably has a list of a few scholarships that you can browse through, and you've probably heard about some of the more popular scholarship programs online, but there are so many more out there. There are even some $30 books out there that list thousands of scholarships, and you can do a generic search on the Internet for the word 'scholarship' and find millions of results returned. But by the time you comb through all of the scholarship listings to find out if you are eligible to apply, well...let's just say that you may be old enough to qualify for a free tuition program for senior citizens by then!

Your best bet in finding scholarships that you can actually apply for is to use an online scholarship search service that has sophisticated matching technology and pulls scholarship information from an accurate and up-to-date database. This will save you time as you look for scholarships that match your own unique set of experiences and background information. Just be sure the online service you use has a strict privacy policy for dealing with student profile data so that you don't get bombarded with unwanted mail, email and phone solicitations. College students (and future college students) take note: Don't psych yourself out before you start searching for scholarships. Scholarships are out there in all shapes and sizes to help you pay for college, and the only real reason you won't get any is if you decide not to search and apply for them!

Source: Scholarship Experts

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Finding Scholarships on the Internet – What to Look for in a Scholarship Search Service

Okay, so you are ready to tackle that daunting task of finding scholarships to pay for college. And you want to use the Internet to expedite the search process. But there are so many scholarship search services out there – which ones should you use? How do you know what qualities and features to look for in a scholarship search service? And how do you avoid getting scammed while looking for awards? Use the following guide to determine what to look for and to assist you in finding the service that will best fit your scholarship search needs.

* Profile Matches Are Key: First and foremost, find a scholarship search service that has sophisticated matching technology. A good scholarship search service will match the personal information you provide to them with scholarships that you are eligible to apply for. This will minimize the time you spend browsing through lists of awards, and will give you more time to actually work on the application process itself. Beware of simple keyword search services or services that only ask a few questions about your background. Many such services will return hundreds of scholarships for you to wade through, wasting valuable time that you simply don't have. Look for services with easy-to-use, thorough profile pages that generate results closely matched to your profile.

* Up-to-Date Scholarship Information: Secondly, find a scholarship search service that provides accurate and up-to-date scholarship information. Reading requirements for scholarship programs from two years ago will not help you at all; in fact, using outdated information will simply slow your progress in actually securing scholarship funding for college. Remember, you need to find a service that offers scholarship information for the current academic year. Don't waste your time on websites with out-dated contact lists, broken application links, and discontinued programs.

* Focus on Finding Scholarships: Remember, the primary purpose of any scholarship search service should be to help you find scholarships. Avoid overly commercial websites that seem to focus instead on advertising and student offers, giveaways and subscriptions. Also, avoid sites that inundate you with annoying pop-up ads and unwanted email solicitations. You should not have to deal with numerous interruptions while you are using the scholarship search tool.

* An Easy Process: Make sure the service is set up to save you time. If you take the time to fill out the profile, make sure the information is saved so you don't have to start from scratch each time you want to look for more scholarships. Also, make sure there is a way to edit and update your profile, in case you change your major or improve your test scores or change your mind about the college or university you want to attend. Search services with such customer-oriented features will save you time and frustration in the search process, and that's what you should be aiming for…saving time, avoiding scams, and finding money to pay for college!

This article taken from Scholarship Experts

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[Norway] PhD Fellowship in Biotechnology, University of Oslo

A PhD fellowship position is available in the newly established Functional Genomics and Molecular Imaging Laboratory at the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo. The group is part of The Cell-Signalling Centre and is investigating the role of transporter proteins in signal transduction within and between cells, in particular in the CNS.

The candidate will be required to carry out research to understand the molecular mechanisms responsible for the functional diversity among a family of amino acid transporters, and their roles in the pathogenesis of diseases of the brain and other organs. (For more information about our activities see following papers: Chaudhry et al., Cell, 1999; Chaudhry et al., EMBO J, 2001; Fremeau et al., Science, 2004; Solbu et al., JASN, 2005; Bredahl et al, NBS-nytt, 2006)

We seek a highly motivated individual holding a Master or a Cand. med. We seek a person who enjoys working in an international and interactive environment. A strong academic background with practical experience in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry is essential. Candidates with prior experience in handling and characterization of transgenic mice will be preferred.

Requests for further information and inquiries regarding the post can be directed to Professor/Group Leader Farrukh A Chaudhry f.a.chaudhry[ at ] or CAO John McNicol john.mcnicol[ at ]

The position will be placed as SKO (Position Code) 1017 , with salary step (ltr.) 43 to 46. The position is available for three years.

Application deadline: 30th of August 2007

Please send the application, a CV and a list of publications, a summary of past research and present and future research plans and the names and addresses of three references, to:

The Biotechnology Centre of Oslo
P.O.Box 1125 Blindern
Oslo, N-0317 Norway

labeled with REF. NR.: 07/8043

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Succeeding in College

Just as in elementary school through high school, your success in college requires high motivation and effort, strong study skills, effective time management, and good test-taking strategies. These areas are covered in other screens here at But college success requires much more. Once you move from high school to college, you will generally find that students are more motivated and competent than in high school; teachers are more demanding; the work is more difficult; and students are expected to be independent. Further, if you are living away from home for the first time, you will have many new experiences.Here are some ideas that will help you succeed in college:

Have Clear Goals

College success requires commitment and a lot of hard work. You must be very certain about the importance of a college education.

* Be clear about why you are going to college.
* Establish specific goals you wish to accomplish.
* Know what it will take to reach these goals.
* Be certain your goals are consistent with your interests and abilities.
* Be flexible – change your goals if needed based on your experience as you progress through college.

Get Financial Aid if Needed

College is expensive. Even if you attend a public college or university and live at home, you still must pay for tuition, fees, and books. There are many sources of financial aid that can help you meet the high costs of college. Become aware of and pursue these sources.

* Consider all possible sources of financial aid in addition to your college’s financial aid office.
* Meet all deadlines for submitting applications and documentation.
* Respond quickly and completely to all requests for additional information.
* Be persistent in following up your application.
* If you do receive financial aid, meet all requirements to keep and continue your aid.

Manage Your Money

There are many ways to spend money in the college setting for other than education purposes. Take steps to ensure that you do not waste the money set aside for your college education.

* Set a budget and keep to it.
* Be careful about your use of credit cards. Don’t overspend. Pay balances promptly to avoid high interest costs.
* Open a checking account and carefully monitor your balance.
* Keep your cell phone under control. Those minutes and fees can really add up.

Stay Physically and Emotionally Healthy

You will need to be at your best to succeed in college. This means taking care of your body and maintaining a good frame of mind.

* Get enough sleep.
* Don’t rely on coffee and drinks that contain high doses of caffeine to provide you with energy. Foods such as pasta, peanut butter, non-sugar cereals, and fresh fruit are healthy alternatives to provide the energy you need.
* Avoid junk foods. Fast food is convenient but usually not good for you.
* Use the services of the student health office. These services typically include emergency treatment, low cost examinations, and low cost or free medication.
* Use the services of the counseling office. The professionals there can help you overcome feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety.

Choose a Professor Carefully

In college you get to select your schedule of classes. Most classes offer more than one section so that you can choose not just the day and time, but the professor who is teaching that section. Often you will find student ratings of professors on the Internet. You can get even more feedback by talking to other students. Try to choose a professor who demonstrates the following characteristics.

* Maintains adequate office hours.
* Provides constructive feedback.
* Adapts to different styles of learning.
* Grades fairly.
* Is highly competent in the subject being taught.
* Establishes clear and reasonable requirements.
* Provides a positive learning environment.

Work With Your Advisor

As a student you will be assigned a faculty advisor to help you with both academic and career issues. It is up to you to get the most out of this guidance.

* Know your advisor’s office location, schedule of office hours, and contact information.
* Schedule an appointment with your advisor at any time you have problems that affect your academic performance.
* Consider your advisor’s ideas when selecting your major or at any time you are considering changing your major or career goals.
* Have specific questions in mind whenever meeting with your advisor.

Make Good Use of the Library

You are going to spend a lot of your time in college at the library. Take full advantage of this major resource.

* Get to know the resources of the library as soon as you get to college.
* Learn to use its computer resources and card catalogs.
* Make good use of its equipment such as copy machines, microfiche readers, production facilities, etc.
* Check out its quiet study areas. Sign up for their use if required.

Get Involved in Campus Life

There is a lot more to college than just classes. A college campus is an exciting, dynamic environment that can provide you with many opportunities for enhancing your college experience.

* Join a student organization that is consistent with your interests. You will find many organizations from which to choose.
* Join a club in your major. This cannot only help you in your studies but can provide contacts that may be very useful in your future career.
* Join an intramural team. This is a great way to keep yourself in good physical shape and make new friends.
* Attend social events. Your college experience should not be all work and no play.

Yes – success in college takes effort. But this effort will provide benefits to you throughout your life. The ideas presented above can help you to make your college experience a successful one.

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[Japan] Asian Youth Fellowship 2007

The Japan Foundation offers scholarship to study the Japanese language for Asian students, who wish to study at graduate schools in Japan and have a strong wish to contribute to regional cooperation after obtaining a Master or Ph. D Degree.

You can find all information from here

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[Indonesia] Beasiswa parsial Bagi Sarjana Baru Berprestasi Untuk Program MMA-IPB (S2)

Dalam rangka Dies Natalis IPB ke 44, Program Pascasarjana Manajemen dan Bisnis (MB-IPB) bekerjasama dengan PT. Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, Tbk. akan memberikan BEASISWA*) kepada 10 orang Sarjana Baru (Fresh Graduate) berprestasi untuk bergabung pada Program MMA-IPB kelas pagi yang akan dimulai pada Awal Bulan Oktober 2007. Persyaratan untuk menjadi calon penerima beasiswa adalah :

- Lulusan baru/fresh graduate (kelulusan <= 1 tahun pada tangal 18 Agustus 2007).
- Lulusan berprestasi 1 s/d 3 (3 terbaik) dari masing-masing jurusan/program studi (yang dikuatkan dengan keterangan dari masing-masing jurusan/program studi) atau mempunyai IPK min 3,5.
- Melampirkan Biodata lengkap, Photo ukuran 4x6 dua buah, dan Surat Rekomendasi dari Dosen Pembimbing.
- Lulus tahapan seleksi tertulis & wawancara. Membayar biaya seleksi sebesar Rp. 375.000,-.
- Belum mengikuti/ diterima di Program Studi lainnya dan tidak sedang mendapatkan beasiswa dari institusi lain.

Tahapan Seleksi Waktu

1.Seleksi Dokumen Paling lambat dokumen aplikasi diterima di MB-IPB 14 Agustus 2007
2.Pengumuman Hasil Seleksi Tahap I 16 Agustus 2007
3.Tes Tertulis 24-26 Agustus 2007
4.Pengumuman Hasil Seleksi Tahap II 17 September 2007
5.Wawancara 19-20 September 2007
6.Pengumuman Hasil Seleksi Tahap III 26 September 2007
7.Perkuliahaan Oktober 2007

Dokumen aplikasi dapat dikirimkan langsung ke
Divisi Pemasaran MB IPB,
Gedung MB-IPB Jl. Raya Pajajaran Bogor.

*) Beasiswa yang diberikan adalah Biaya Kegiatan Akademik (BKA) untuk
Kelas Pagi.
Beasiswa tidak termasuk biaya administrasi, biaya penelitian, biaya
hidup, dan biaya lainnya.

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[Indonesia] Program Beasiswa Unggulan Departemen Pendidikan Nasional

Biro Perencanaan dan Kerjasama Luar Negeri

Program Pascasarjana Magister Teknik Sipil Fakultas Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan



Program Beasiswa Unggulan adalah program beasiswa nasional dan internasional yang diberikan pemerintah Indonesia kepada putra-putri terbaik yang termasuk dalam kategori "unggul" memiliki prestasi nasional maupun internasional dalam rangka menyiapkan insan Indonesia yang cerdas dan kompetitif sesuai dengan visi pendidikan nasional. Dengan adanya Program Beasiswa Unggulan, diharapkan di akhir program akan muncul critical mass dan bangsa Indonesia yang berdaya saing tinggi di masa yang akan datang.


Pada dekade terakhir ini usaha-usaha pemerintah dalam rangka meningkatkan kompetensi lulusan pergurun tinggi terus dilakukan. Hal tersebut secara jelas dituangkan dalam 5-pilar penyelenggaraan Perguruan Tinggi yaitu peningkatan kompetensi lulusan, otonomi, akuntabilitas, evaluasi dan akreditasi. Peningkatan kompetensi lulusan menjadi pilar yang pertama karena begitu pentingnya masalah ini. Di lain fihak otonomi Perguruan Tinggi sekarang ini cukup dapat dirasakan dengan semakin longgarnya/adanya diregulasi aturan-uturan. Antara otonomi dan peningkatan kompetensi lulusan berhubungan sangat erat. Dengan adanya otonomi maka perguruan tinggi dapat menentukan kebijakan berikut melaksanakannya dengan cepat terlebih Universitas Islam Indonesia sebagai salah satu perguruan tinggi swasta.

Sebagai perguruan tinggi yang sudah berdiri sejak 7 Juli 1945, Universits Islam Indonesia mempunyai tanggung jawab terhadap peningkatan kompetensi lulusan sebagai salah satu bentuk dari Akuntabilitas terhadap stakeholder . Lulusan yang mempunyai kompetensi yang tinggi diharapkan mampu/dapat mengisi ruang-ruang yang diperlukan secara riil di dalam masyarakat khususnya kompetensi lulusan dalam menyelesaikan problem bencana alam. Sudah diketahui secara umum bahwa penanganan bencana alam di Indonesia yang terjadi akhir-akhir ini belum berhasil seperti yang diharapkan.

Terdapat banyak faktor yang dapat mempengaruhi keberhasilan dalam menangani bencana alam. Faktor yang terpenting adalah adanya suatu lembaga/institusi yang secara khusus menangani problem dalam bencana secara terencana, terstruktur dan sistematis. Faktor yang kedua adalah tersedianya sumberdaya manusia yang memahami seluk beluk bencana-alam dan manajemen bencana alam ( disaster management ). Dua hal terpenting ini masih menjadi problem terbesar di banyak negara termasuk di Indonesia. Faktor-faktor yang lain misalnya faktor finansial dan koordinasi. Apabila penanganan bencana dikehendaki lebih baik, maka kedua hal terpenting tersebut di atas harus disediakan dengan baik.

Bencana alam yang terjadi di Indonesia akhir-akhir sangat beragam mulai dari gempa-bumi, gunung berapi, tsunami, tanah longsor, banjir, kekeringan sampai apedemi misalnya flu burung dan demam berdarah. Bencana alam gempa bumi terjadi hampir di sebagian besar wilayah di Indonesia, kecuali Kalimantan, Sumatera bagian timur dan Irian Jaya Bagian selatan. Setiap bencana mempunyai tata-cara penanganan yang spesifik, sehigga tidak ada prosedur penanganan bencana yang berlaku general untuk semua jenis bencana. Walaupun tidak semua bencana alam tersebut terjadi pada satu tempat, tetapi setiap tempat harus menyiapkan diri dalam menangani bencana yang secara spesifik di tempatnya masing-masing. Mengingat begitu banyaknya jenis bencana dan terjadi di banyak tempat maka diperlukan SDM ( demand ) yang kompeten dalam menangani bencana alam.


* Arah pendidikan Program Magister Teknik Sipil Konsentrasi Manajemen Teknik Kegempaan, Universitas Islam Indonesia adalah mampu dan tanggap terhadap perencanaan dan penanggulangan bencana yang ditimbulkan akibat bencana gempa. Keilmuan dasar pendidikan yang dibekali terdiri dari: KNOWLEDGE (Keilmuwan), SKILL (Ketrampilan), ATTITUDE (Sikap), dengan demikian lulusan diharapkan dapat memenuhi standar profesionalitas, terampil dan memiliki etika tinggi.

* Kompetensi umum lulusan yaitu mampu menghasilkan lulusan siap kerja dan mempunyai kemampuan analisis serta terampil mengambil keputusan sesuai dengan masalah yang dihadapi di lapangan. Secara khusus kompetensi lulusan diharapkan mampu menerapkan keahliannya dalam bidang penanganan bencana alam berupa gempa bumi dan kegunungapian. Dengan demikian lulusan diharapkan siap menjadi ujung tombak perencana bagi instansi pemerintah, maupun intansi swasta lainnya, dan mempunyai kepribadian muslim yang teguh sesuai dengan tujuan pendidikan di UII.


Lulusan S-1: Jurusan Teknik Sipil
Usia pendaftar = 35 tahun per 1 September 2007
Calon peserta berasal dari:
Umum Perorangan
- Freshgraduate
- Sudah Bekerja

- Pemerintah
- Swasta

Biaya pendaftaran Rp 300.000,-


* Surat Rekomendasi (khusus bagi yang berasal dari instansi diperlukan rekomendasi dari instansi yang bersangkutan)
* Surat pernyataan dari instansi, bahwa peserta akan kembali dan diberdayakan di instansi tersebut setelah selesai masa pendidikan
* Formulir Pendaftaran Program Beasiswa Unggulan dilengkapi pas foto berwarna terbaru 3 x 4 (2 lembar)
* Rencana topik tesis
* Ijazah dan Transkrip Nilai pendidikan terakhir yang telah dilegalisasi
* Mengikuti: Placement Test TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC, Tes Potensi Akademik, dan Wawancara serta melampirkan sertifikat penghargaan lainnya (bila ada)


* Beasiswa selama mengikuti pendidikan (masa studi 24 bulan atau 4 semester)
* Mendapat tunjangan pendidikan Rp 1.000.000 per bulan dari Depdiknas maksimum 24 bulan


WAKTU PENDAFTARAN: 30 Juli - 21 Agustus 2007
TES MASUK: 23 - 24 Agustus 2007
PENGUMUMAN: 3 September 2007

Kuliah Perdana : 8 SEPTEMBER 2007

Informasi & Pendaftaran:

Kampus Terpadu UII,
Gedung FTSP Lantai II - Sayap Barat,
Jl. Kaliurang Km. 14,4 Yogyakarta
Telp. (0274) 896441,
Faks. (0274) 896442, atau ,
Contact Person : N. Basori/Desi (Hp. 08122942703/0811293629)

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