International Scholarships

Monday, November 26, 2007

[Brussel] VLIR Ph.D. scholarships programme

The ICP Ph.D. is a Ph.D. scholarships programme which aims to institutionally strengthen universities or research institutions in the South through capacity building, by upgrading local academic personnel by offering Ph.D. scholarships.

Only ICP graduates can apply. For the list of ICP’s, please read the call ICP Ph.D.2008 carefully. This call for ICP Ph.D. 2008 is open until February 2008.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

[Japan] IMF Scholarship Program - Ph.D. in Economics at North American Universities

Further at

Deadline: 15 Dec 2007

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program - Ph.D. in Economics at North American Universities Sponsored By : JAPAN - IMF

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies in Economics. This is a scholarship awarded by the International Monetary Fund to high achieving Asian nationals currently pursuing or intending to pursue a PhD in Macroeconomics or a related subject at a leading North American university.


In 1996 with financial support from the Government of Japan, the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies was created to train selected Asian nationals as applied economists to work at the IMF or in their national governments.


The scholarship covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study in macroeconomics or a related subject, including one round trip airfare, full university tuition and fees, medical insurance, books and living expenses. The scholarship has an internship component at the IMF.


- A national of an IMF Asian member country.
- Able to complete their PhD program by the age of 33 so not older than 27 at the time of applying.
- Academic background in macroeconomics or a related subject.
- Interest in working at the International Monetary Fund or in government.
- A record of high academic achievement. Minimum GPA of 3.3; Minimum Average GRE Score of 600 in Quantitative and Analytical; 500 Verbal.

Procedure for Applying:

Students generally apply for the Japan-IMF Scholarship either the year before beginning their graduate studies in economics or in their first year of graduate school at a leading North American university. The following must be provided by each applicant:

- A completed application form
- A one-page personal statement of not more than 250 words explaining the
applicant’s interest in working as an IMF economist and career goals, previous academic
studies and future research subjects, and other information as to the applicant’s
- A university transcript for the applicant’s prior studies and, if already a graduate student at the time of graduation, a current university transcript
- An original or a photocopy of the applicant’s GRE and TOEFL scores. (Applicants can use the code number 8401 for their TOEFL and GRE scores to be reported directly to
IIE). Note: TOEFL is not required if applicant has an undergraduate or master’s
degree from a university located in the United States or the United Kingdom
- A copy of one of the applicant’s applications to a leading North American

Please do not send academic papers or materials other than those requested above. Applications and required documents must be mailed; those sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2007

More information and downloadable applications are available on-line at:

Further questions can be directed to: or

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Scholarships MSc & PhD in Hydroinformatic


Hydroinformatics uses simulation modeling and information and communication technology to help in solving problems of hydraulics, hydrology and environmental engineering for better management of water-based systems. It provides the computer-based decision-support systems that now enter increasingly into the offices of engineers, water authorities and government agencies. The Hydroinformatics course aims at enriching traditional engineering practice by introducing innovative approaches in order to open up for the participants much broader prospective.

The participants will learn subject groups comprising of:

1. Fundamentals, hydraulic and environmental processes
2. Information systems, GIS, communication and internet
3. Physically-based simulation modeling
4. Data-driven modeling and computational intelligence
5. System analysis, decision support and optimization
6. Applications : Coastal and estuarial systems modeling and Urban water system modeling
7. Integration subjects
8. Advanced topics

The programme is not a standard engineering programme. We often characterize it as a programme with difference. The difference arises in the extensive application of modeling, information technology and decision support tools for water management, in a challenging training programme with professors and top experts from leading universities and consultancies of various countries, that opens a range of future career opportunities. The founder of Hydroinformatics (Emeritus Prof. M. Abbot) does lecture at UNESCO-IHE. Participants often mention that "the course opened up new horizon in my professional life".

Most of the Hydroinformatics participants are financed through Netherlands Fellowship Programme. For this year, the programme is run directly to M.Sc undertaken for 1.5 years and the NFP will cover tuition fee and living cost.

The flier for the Hydroinformatics specialisation is at:

We would also encourage people to apply for fellowships from other funding agencies, especially the World Bank - see

If you need further information please contact: Michael Siek (email: m.siek at

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ASIA Fellows Awards

Funding and Administration

The Asian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation. Its office in Bangkok administers the ASIA Fellows Awards in the region with assistance from partner offices in Beijing, New Delhi, Manila, Hanoi, and Jakarta.

The ASF Board Management Committee is composed of twelve educational and public leaders from the People's Republic of China, South and Southeast Asia, and Australia. The Board Management Committee selects the fellows, oversees the program and makes policy decisions.

Goals and Objectives

The principal goal of the ASIA Fellows Awards is to increase the overall awareness of intellectual resources in the countries of Northeast, South and Southeast Asia and to contribute to the growth of long-range capabilities for cross-regional knowledge sharing. The ASIA Fellows Awards seek to develop regional expertise, establish a multilateral network of Asian specialists from many disciplines, professional fields and countries, stimulate interdisciplinary research and inter-societal comparison, and contribute to new developments within existing area studies communities. The awards offer opportunities for outstanding young and mid-career Asian scholars, and professionals to gain knowledge of the countries in the region and an understanding of the contexts that shape global and regional issues through research. They enable the awardees to conduct research in a participating Asian country for six to nine months.


Citizens of and residents in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, the Republic of Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Master's/Doctoral degree or equivalent professional training and experiences (minimum of 3 years of university teaching experiences for scholars or 5 years of work experience for professionals.)

Applicants must be 45 years old or younger at the time of the application deadline. However, those up to 50 years old proposing to do research in the field of Humanities may be given special consideration.

Proficiency in English or in the language of the host country appropriate to the proposed research project.

Those who are currently enrolled in a degree program, or have just completed a degree program for less than one to two years will not be eligible to apply. Those who were a recipient of a Ford Foundation fellowship grant within the last two years prior to the application is also ineligible.

Conditions of The Awards

The proposed research projects for the ASIA Fellows Awards can be carried out in only one participating country (except the applicant's own) and under the following conditions:

No applicant can propose to conduct their research in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Applicants from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore cannot undertake research in each other's countries.

Applicants from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan can only apply to conduct their research in Thailand, the host country of ASF.

Any part of the proposed project that will be done in the applicant's own country will not be funded under the ASIA Fellows Awards.

The proposed grant period must be between 6-9 months. Once awarded, a fellow is required to conduct research at the proposed host country throughout the grant period. Splitting of the grant period or conducting research in the applicant's own country during the proposed grant period is not allowed under any circumstances.

While an applicant from South or Southeast Asia may propose a research project in a country within his/her own region, preference is given to applicants who propose to conduct research in a region of Asia other than their own (e.g., an award to an Indian scholar or professional for research in China).

Applicants should not plan to conduct their research in a country with which their home country has a difficult diplomatic relationship because of the uncertainties of securing an affiliation and obtaining a research clearance and visa for a long-term stay.

Fellowship awards are not for the purpose of completing requirements towards an academic degree (master's thesis or doctoral dissertations).

Fellowship Activities

ASIA Fellows awardees are placed at top-ranking research universities and non-academic institutions such as museums, archives or think tanks. Fellows should identify preferred placements in host countries. They may engage in an organized field research in the host country. Fellows are strongly encouraged to undertake some language training in their host country as part of facilitating their research. They are also provided the opportunities to present guest lectures, or to conduct seminars and workshops at the invitation of the host institutions. After completion of their fellowship, fellows can apply for post-fellowship awards of three months to further their research in a country within Asia, or for short-term travel awards to make presentations at overseas conferences and meetings. All fellows are required to attend the Orientation Program in July 2008, and the ASIA Fellows' Annual Conference in July 2010 at which they present their research results to fellow awardees and to scholars from the country in which the conference is held. They are also required to start the award by the end of December 2008. At the end of the fellowship, fellows must submit to the ASF office in Bangkok evidence of the results of their research project in the form of publications, photos of artistic works, audio/ video productions, etc.

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[Spain] Erasmus-Mundus Student Scholarships


This is the call for applications to the Erasmus-Mundus student scholarships for MERIT – the European Master of Research on Information and Communication Technologies (see ).

MERIT is a European 2-year post-graduate programme taught in English at the following institutions:
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
- Universität Karlsruhe (UKA), Karlsruhe, Germany
- Politecnico di Torino (PdT), Torino, Italy
- Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain, Belgium
These scholarships are addressed for highly qualified non-European students willing to study the MERIT programme in two of the above institutions beginning September 2008.

The application deadline is 10PM (GMT) January 21st 2008 to do electronic data entry and upload of required documents in the on-line application tool. The documents that support your application must be sent to the admissions office by mail or courier and must be received at the MERIT admissions office by February 11th 2008 (see Calendar below).

This call is subject to the general conditions of the Erasmus Mundus programme. In any disagreement between the contents of these pages and those of the Erasmus Mundus programme, the latter will prevail. Prospective applicants are referred to the following pages:

FRAMEWORK MERIT is a research oriented Master programme within the guidelines of the Bologna process whose scope is Information and Communication Technologies.
The MERIT partners above have specific funding from the EU Erasmus Mundus programme to set up a scholarship scheme for third-country graduate students and scholars from the whole world.

This scholarship scheme addresses highly qualified individuals who come to Europe to follow the MERIT Masters academic program. Students have to take two 1-year terms at two different institutions to complete the 2-year MERIT Master programme.

Applications are sought from students in their final year of university programs in engineering, sciences, or an equivalent university degree involving at least 3 years of coursework. Applications from persons holding university degrees in these disciplines will also be considered. In any case, applicants should hold a university degree by September 1st 2008.

Applicants should qualify as `third-country nationals`, as defined in the Erasmus Mundus programme, all countries of the world - with the exception of the EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia , Finland, France , Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia and Turkey)- who are not residents of any of the above countries, and who have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above countries.

Students will be selected on the basis of their CVs, study and academic merits, recommendations, language skills (English), international test results (GRE), etc. Priority will be given to applicants whose background and interest matches closely with those of MERIT.

To check this, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to see the program description at the section Prospective Students at Merit Master website:

In the case that the applicant has taken the GRE general test and, possibly, the GRE subject test in mathematics, scores from these tests should be sent to UPC directly by the organization administering these tests (ETS). To request this you should use the GRE institution code corresponding to UPC (7124). See for details.

Scholarships will be awarded for two years. In each of these years, the student will receive a total of 16.000 Euro in 10 monthly grants per year, for a grand total of 32,000 Euro. Note that the Erasmus Mundus scholarship also includes a yearly payment of 5,000 Euro for fees, travel expenses, relocation costs, etc.

This payment will be used to cover the MERIT tuition fees for non-European students (5,000 Euro / year). Note also that, if the scholarship is granted, no payments will be made until the grant recipient arrives at the host university. No payment advances will be sent abroad for covering travel and moving expenses.

CALENDAR Online Application System: 26th November 2007
Deadline for online application: 10PM (GMT) January 21st 2008.

Deadline for receiving supporting paper documents at MERIT admissions office: February 11th 2008.

Notification of Scholarships: April-May 2008.

Start of MERIT studies: September 2008.

Application for MERIT-Erasmus Mundus has to be done as follows: Personal data and electronic copies of supporting documents have to be uploaded in the MERIT Erasmus Mundus Online Application Tool (MEAT), .

This tool supports most current web-browsing software, and will be used to check the applicant`s eligibility, get his/her contact data, and upload relevant files such as CV, etc. MEAT allows applicants to enter their personal data and the electronic versions of documents to support the application (CVs, copies of academic certificates, recommendation letters, etc.).

Only PDF, JPG and GIF formats will be allowed for upload to MEAT. All original supporting documents in the list INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED must be received by mail or courier in the MERIT admissions office by February 11th 2008.

MEAT will prompt the applicant to enter/upload the following information: Citizenship and country of residence. Periods of stay in Europe during the last 5 years (if any). University degrees (held or currently studying) and universities where those degrees where obtained.
- Gender
- Name
- Email
- Birth date
- Postal address
(Optional) GRE exam codes and GRE exam dates (General and subject test in mathematics).
- Scanned image of your passport showing your picture (GIF/JPG/PDF).
- CV-Resume (GIF/JPG/PDF)
(Optional) Name of a MERIT faculty member who knows you and knows the most relevant items in your CV1 Academic certificates (school certificate/diploma, University transcripts, University degree certificate) relevant to MERIT topics.

Description of the contents of the courses taken to obtain the degree of the previous point. Two recommendation letters following the format of the form available at:

Motivation letter, in which the applicant explains in English the reasons to study MERIT and how they relate to his/her career goals. English degrees held / English exams passed. Order of preference of the 4 MERIT institutions for the first year of studies. Order of preference of the 4 MERIT institutions for the second year of studies.

Deadline: January 21st 2008

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Friday, November 9, 2007

[Indonesia] Beasiswa Pemerintah Jepang (MONBUKAGAKUSHO)

Tersedia 3 program sbb: (setiap peserta hanya bisa mendaftar 1 program saja)

1. Undergraduate (S-1) : Masa studi 5 tahun termasuk 1 tahun belajar Bahasa Jepang (kecuali jurusan kedokteran umum, gigi, hewan, dan sebagian farmasi lama masa studi adalah 7 tahun)

* Syarat: lulusan IPA/IPS; nilai rata-rata ijazah dan rapor kelas
3 semester terakhir masing masing minimal 8,2; pada saat seleksi
berumur antara 16 sd 21 tahun.

* Materi ujian tertulis:
IPS : Bahasa Inggris dan Matematika (untuk jurusan bahasa Jepang dan sastra, ditambah ujian bahasa Jepang)
IPA-a : Bahasa Inggris, Matematika, Kimia, dan Fisika
IPA-b,c : Bahasa Inggris, Matematika, Kimia, dan Biologi

IPA-a: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry); Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering) ; Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture) ; Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering) ; Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering) ; and other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology)

IPA-b: Agricultural Studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries); Hygienic Studies (Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing); Science (Biology)

IPA-c: Medicine; Dentistry

2. College of Technology (D-3) Masa studi 4 tahun termasuk 1 tahun belajar Bahasa Jepang. College of Technology memiliki program 5 tahun yang dirancang bagi lulusan SLTP. Siswa penerima Beasiswa Monbukagakusho (lulusan SLTA) akan masuk College of Technology sebagai mahasiswa tahun ketiga. Studi teknik sebagian besar terdiri dari eksperimen / percobaan dan latihan-latihan praktek. Lulusan dari sekolah ini diharapkan menjadi ahli teknik (engineer).

* Syarat: lulusan IPA/IPS; nilai rata-rata ijazah dan rapor kelas 3 semester terakhir masing-masing minimal 8,0; usia pada saat seleksi antara 16 sd 21 tahun.

* Materi ujian tertulis: Matematika dan Kimia/Fisika (tergantung kategori jurusan seperti tertulis di bawah)

Kimia: Jurusan yang terkait pada bidang kimia seperti gMaterials Engineering h dll.
Fisika: Jurusan lain seperti gMechanical Engineering h, gElectrical and Electronic Engineering h, gInformation, Communication, and Network Engineering h, gArchitecture and Civil Engineering h, gMaritime Engineering h dll.

3. Professional Training College (D-2) : Masa studi 3 tahun termasuk 1 tahun belajar Bahasa Jepang. Professional Training College terpisah dari sistem pendidikan Jepang yang biasa. Sekolah ini menawarkan pelatihan praktis kejuruan.

* Syarat: lulusan IPA/IPS; nilai rata-rata ijazah dan rapor kelas 3 semester terakhir masingmasing minimal 7,7; usia pada saat seleksi antara 16 sd 21 tahun.
* Materi ujian tertulis: Bahasa Inggris dan Matematika
* Pilihan jurusan: Architecture; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Electronics; Telecommunication; Nutrition; Infant Education; Secretarial Studies; Hotel Management; Tourism; Fashion and Dress making; Design; Photography; dll


1. Semua soal ujian dalam bahasa Inggris.
2. Lulusan dari S-1 bisa meneruskan ke S-2, dan lulusan D-3 dan D-2 bisa meneruskan ke S-1 sebagai siswa tahun ketiga. Namun untuk melanjutkan beasiswa, tergantung pada prestasi dan hasil seleksi. Para siswa tentunya harus mengikuti ujian masuk dan masa perpanjangan beasiswa maksimal 2 tahun.

FASILITAS Bagi yang lulus seleksi

1. Bebas biaya ujian masuk, biaya kuliah dan uang pendaftaran
2. Tiket kelas ekonomi p.p. Indonesia (Jakarta) - Jepang
3. Tunjangan \134.000/bulan, mulai bulan ke-25 \126.000/bulan (Besar tunjangan tahun 2007. Untuk tahun 2008 dan tahun selanjutnya ada kemungkinan mengalami perubahan)
4. Tanpa ikatan dinas

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

[Malaysia] Malaysian International Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in Malaysia

(For Countries with Bilateral Cooperation with Malaysia)

Malaysian International Scholarship for Post-Graduate Studies provides opportunities for students from countries with diplomatic relations and bilateral cooperation with Malaysia to pursue advanced academic study in Malaysia. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote bilateral arrangement with partner countries on government to government basis, and to encourage students from other countries to study in Malaysia with the view to facilitate future collaboration and exchange of scholars in enhancing educational cooperation between Malaysia and partner countries.

Malaysian International Scholarship for Post-Graduate Studies are available for post-graduate studies at Masters and PhD level tenable at Malaysian Universities. The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Masters programme.


The scholarship is open equally to qualified candidate up to 40 years of age at the time of application. Candidates should at the time of application, obtain a degree or equivalent qualification with at least upper second class honours, (or CGPA 3.0) for Master’s programme; and hold a Master’s degree with good grades for PhD programme.

The candidates must demonstrate outstanding verbal, reading and writing proficiency in the English language through one of the following:
* Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
* Test administered by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test or English Test conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education or the Board of Admissions of the particular university.

Applicants must be in good health, both physically and mentally.


University’s application for admission is solely the candidate’s responsibility. Proof of admission is not a pre-requisite to the award. Selection committee for Malaysian International Scholarship will only consider qualified applicants with outstanding academic achievement and professional performance. Interested applicants are advised to apply before the beginning of the academic year which falls on the month of July for most of Malaysian university. The scholarship awarded does not guarantee a placement in the university. Admission to any program is by way of applications to the university. Applications must abide to the requirement and procedure for admission set by the university.


Each scholarship consists of:
* a return air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia;
* an approved tuition fees by the respective university;
* a maintenance allowance at the rate of RM1,000.00 per month;
* a yearly grant for books and internal travel;
* thesis allowance, installation and termination grant.

No marriage/family allowance for accompanying spouse or children.


For further enquiries, prospective applicants can either request or write directly to the nearest Malaysian Diplomatic Mission or the following address:

Scholarship Division
Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
Level 4, Block 1 PjH Tower
Precint 2
Federal Goverment Administration Centre
email : norkamilahz[at]

Please visit Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme’s website, for the details.

Application Form :

Medical Report

Via: official announcement

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[Ireland] PhD Studentships in Chemistry, National University of Ireland

PhD Studentships, Department of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Deadline: December 14th, 2007

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates to work on the topic ‘New Biodegradable Hydrogel Materials for the Delivery of Nitrification and Urease Inhibitors’ which is a collaborative project between the department of Chemistry at NUI Maynooth and Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Two positions are available and these are funded by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Dublin, Ireland.

The overall objective of this project is the development of new biodegradable hydrogel materials that are capable of releasing, in a slow and sustained manner, nitrification or urease inhibitors to minimize the leaching of nitrates from soils and to limit the loss of nitrogen through gaseous emissions.

Applicants should have a good first or upper class honours degree in Chemistry or a related discipline, such as Environmental Science. Funding will be provided for a three-year period and this will include a stipend of €16,000 per year, the payment of PhD fees (EU rates only) and funding for travel.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Dr. Carmel Breslin (carmel.breslin[ at ] Details on the department of Chemistry and the focus of its research work can be found at

Applications, including a full curriculum vitae and the names, email addresses, fax and telephone numbers of two referees, should be forwarded (by post or email) to Dr. Carmel Breslin, Department of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, so as to arrive no later than Friday, December 14th, 2007.

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Indonesia dan Meraih Beasiswa

Ditulis oleh Anggiet

Saya tergelitik untuk memberi komentar soal kans orang Indonesia untuk memperoleh beasiswa di luar negeri. Sebagai bangsa ketiga terbesar di Asia dan nomer 4 di dunia yang tidak putus dirundung bencana dan konflik, Indonesia sangat diperhitungkan di dunia internasional dan percaya atau tidak, cukup ditakuti. Saya perhatikan kuota beasiswa untuk orang Indonesia rasaya terbesar di dunia. Dari Ausaid dapat sekitar 300, stuned juga rasanya sekitar segitu, bandingkan dengan Kamboja misalnya (pas saya lagi tinggal disitu sekarang) yang kuota Ausaid cuma 15) dan Cina yang sampai tahun 2004 cuma dapat jatah 50 (padahal penduduknya 1.3 milyar).

Mahasiswa Indonesia di luar juga prestasinya tidak memalukan. Nyatanya sebagian besar penerima Erasmus Mundus dari Indonesia tidak pulang tapi melanjutkan S3 langsung. Ini bukti pendidikan Indonesia tidak jelek2 amat (meskipun terbatas yang di kota besar). Kalau saya bandingkan dengan pendidikan di Kamboja, China, Thailand, pendidikan dasar kita cukup bersaing (meski terlokalisasi di propinsi dan kota tertentu) dan pendidikan universitas kita cukup baik (meskipun mengalami stagnasi).

Lalu kenapa mahasiswa Indonesia di luar jumlahnya tidak sebanyak China dan India? dan kita biasanya kalah bersaing untuk kompetisi tingkat Internasional Memang kalau sseperti Ausaid dan Stuned yang sudah jatahnya Indonesia gak masalah tapi seperti Erasmus yang berkompetisi internasional kita sering kalah. Saya lihat ada beberapa kendala yang sudah membudaya

1. Mahasiswa Indonesia sering kurang inisiatif dan kurang informasi
Saya amati dari milis beasiswa saja sering ada email misalnya "saya pengen s2 nich bidang A, ada yang punya informasi gak?" atau "bikin motivation letter gimana ya". Saya akan lebih menghargai orang yang menulis email: "saya mau daftar beasiswa A, tapi bingung soal bla bla, mungkin ada yang bisa bantu?" atau "ada yang bisa kasih masukan soal motivation letter yang saya buat". Jadi coba dulu, kalau mentok baru tanya, jangan belum mulai sudah tanya. Perhatikan aturan tiap beasiswa, pastikan semua permintaan diikuti. kalau minta international TOEFL ya lakukan dst.

2. Seringkali terlalu pelit
Memang apply beasiswa tidak murah. Tapi saya selalu melihat beasiswa itu seperti ikan yang mesti dipancing. Kalau mau dapet ikan ya mesti beli kail. Ambil contoh Erasmus. Modal yang saya keluarkan untuk daftar erasmus itu sekitar 200-300$ untuk IELTS test, kirim berkas via DHL transportasi untuk legislasi dst. Tapi dari modal 200-300$ itu saya terima 45,000 Euro dan jalan-jaan ke 12 negara eropa, dapet ijasah, bisa kerja di PBB. Gak rugi khan? Untuk menutup 'kerugian', yang saya lakukan biasanya daftar beasiswa sekalian banyak. Jadi satu ijasah IELTS/TOEFL bisa dipakai untuk daftar 5 beasiswa, bikin aplikasi juga jadi sekalian, copy paste, minta rekomendasi sekalian 1 lusin dst. Kalau daftar banyak, ada yang gagal masih bisa berharap yang lain karena khan beasiswa cuma setahun sekali. Kalau sudah terbiasa daftar beasiswa, terbaca kog pertanyaan interview, bentuk form, kurang lebih sama.

3. Kurang Pede.
Saya sering bersinggungan dengan orang China dan India dan memang kita sering malu-malu dan engga enakan, gak percaya diri. Padahal kalau saya perhatikan teman-teman India saya, mereka cuma pinter ngeles, argumennya sering gak mutu dan memang bahasa inggris mereka jago sich. Kebetulan bos saya juga orang India, orangnya sangat moody, hari ini bilang A besok bilang B, kalau saya lakukan A menurut petunjuk dia yang kemarin dia marah, karena sekarang di otaknya sudah B. Pernah sekali saya marahin balik, menciut kog. Sama dengan temen2 bule. Memang mereka pinter ngomong, tapi lama2 kalau kita perhatikan, argumen mereka sering lemah. kalau bidang saya karena banyak berurusan dengan masalah di Asia dan saya orang Asia, tidak sulit merontokkan argumen mereka karena mereka menganalisa budaya asia dari kacamata orang barat jadi sering gak masuk akal menurut perspeksi mereka.

Saya sangat menikmati mempelajari budaya orang, tinggal di lingkungan budaya yang tidak saya kenal, jadi keluar negeri dan sekolah di luar negeri memang menjadi target hidup, makanya soal beasiswa saya kejar dengan serius. Puji Tuhan dengan background saya sebagai penari tradisional, dosen, peneliti dan karyawan LSM, saya sudah mendapatkan 7 beasiswa, 6 diantaranya studi di luar negeri termasuk Aminef, Ausaid, Erasmus, Ford dan mengunjungi 23 negara. Tidak pernah sekalipun saya keluar negeri keluar uang dari kantong saya sendiri, selalu gratis atau dari uang beasiswa. Jadi buat saya, bayar beberapa ratus $ untuk kirim berkas via DHL atau tes TOEFL sama sekali tidak ada artinya dibandingkan dengan apa yang saya peroleh dari beasiswa yang saya daftar itu.

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Meraih Beasiswa Erasmus Mundus 2008

Bagi masyarakat yang tinggal di kota besar di Indonesia, mungkin nama Erasmus Mundus scholarship bukanlah lagi sebuah nama asing. Selama setahun kemarin, perwakilan European Union untuk Asia Tenggara, khususnya Indonesia telah aktif menyebarkan informasi tentang beasiswa Erasmus Mundus melalui koran maupun seminar-seminar sekolah di luar negeri.

Mungkin proses yang tidak 'umum' dan investasi awal yang 'cukup' besar untuk melamar beasiswa ini lah yang menjadi kendala kenapa sampai saat ini peminat dari Indonesia belum menunjukan peningkatan jumlah yang signifikan. Padahal kalo dilihat dari Jumlah quota yang disediakan khusus untuk mahasiswa dari Asia tenggara, khususnya indonesia, kita masih sangat ketinggalan jauh dibanding India dan Cina yang mampu mengirimkan hampir 100 orang pertahunnya.

Ada beberapa hal yang saya amati menjadi kendala bagi mahasiswa Indonesia khususnya:

1. Beasiswa Erasmus Mundus bukan merupakan beasiswa terpusat, artinya proses aplikasi tidak diurus oleh lembaga khusus seperti ADS atau STUNED yang memiliki perwakilan di Jakarta.

2. Proses aplikasi harus langsung ke Konsorsium Universitas di Eropa dimana beasiswa Erasmus Mundus ditawarkan.

3. Syarat dari proses apliaksi ke Universitas yang kadang cukup rumit dan memakan energi.

4. Investasi di awal berupa pengiriman dokumen yang cukup mahal (dengan DHL ato DHL)

Namun, kalo kita lihat keuntunganan dan kita coba kalkulasi kesempatan dari beasiswa ini, maka saya yakin anda akan sangat terkejut dan merasa bahwa kendala di atas tidaklah berarti.

1. TIDAK ada proses wawancara, artinya screening seluruhnya dilakukan lewat dokumen yang anda kirimkan ke konsorsium Universitas dimana Program Master Erasmus Mundus ini ditawarkan.

2. TIDAK diperlukan aplikasi double ke pemberi beasiswa (dalam hal ini European Union) karena saat anda mengisi formulir aplikasi untuk pendaftaran ke Universitas, anda tinggal mencontreng pilihan, 'apakah anda juga akan apply beasiswa erasmus mundus untuk program ini?'

3. Jika anda diterima di Universitas tersebut, maka KESEMPATAN anda untuk mendapatkan beasiswa erasmus mundus untuk program tersebut, sangatlah BESAR! Tinggal bersabar menunggu informasi dari koordinator program Erasmus Mundus tempat anda mendaftar, karena universitas yang akan mengajukan nama anda ke European Union untuk mendapatkan beasiswa, jika European Union setuju, maka anda sudah dipastikan anda mendapat beasiswa tersebut.

4. Ada quota untuk orang Indonesia sebagai bentuk pemerataan beasiswa Erasmus Mundus, sepengatahuan penulis, untuk 1 program Erasmus Mundus, minimal 1 orang Indonesia bisa diterima, untuk kasus tertentu ketika kualifikasi si pelamar memuaskan, maka dari Indonesia sendiri bisa langsung 2 orang atau lebih diterima untuk program yang sama.

5. Kesempatan untuk beajar di lebih dari 1 universitas dan lebih dari 1 negara eropa selama masa perkuliahan. Penerima beasiswa erasmus mundus diwajibkan untuk mengambil beberapa mata kuliah tertentu atau tinggal minimal 1 semester di universitas lain yang masuk dalam konsorsium program erasmus mundus tersebut. Umumnya universitas ini berlokasi di negara lain di Eropa. Artinya anda berkesempatan jalan-jalan sekaligus menikmati kehidupan di berbagai negara eropa yang berbeda-beda tergantung dari lokasi partner university.

Karena proses aplikasi lebih kearah paper based maka anda harus mempersiapkan sebaik mungkin beberapa hal sebagai berikut:

- Form aplikasi diisi dengan selengkap-lengkapnya dan sebaik-baiknya
- Buatlah Motivation Letter atau Statement of Purpose
- Gunakan CV standard europa (bisa diperoleh di
- Lampirkan seluruh dokumen pendukung dengan lengkap.

Anda tidak harus memiliki International TOEFL atau IELTS pada saat mendaftar, bisa disiasati pengiriman International TOEFL atau IELTS dilakukan setelah anda diterima di Universitas dengan kondisi khusus (conditional acceptance). INGAT : Anda diterima di universitas, maka kesempatan anda dapat beasiswa Erasmus Mundus sangatlah besar.

Beberapa temen-teman mensiasti dengan mengambil test Intl. TOEFL atau IELTS setelah ada kepastian dari koordinator kalo mereka dapat beasiswa Erasmus Mundus. Namun sebisa mungkin lengkapi dokumen ini pada saat awal anda mengirimkan aplikasi.

Proses aplikasi untuk Beasiswa Erasmus Mundus 2008 dibuka dari November 2007 - Februari 2008, tergantung dari program yang ditawarkan. Bahasa pengantar utama yang digunakan umumnya adalah bahasa Inggris, selama anda menempuh pendidikan, nanti akan ada kursus bahasa negara lokal dimana anda mesti mengambil program erasmus mundus tersebut untuk memudahkan proses adaptasi.

Informasi detail tentang beasiswa erasmus mundus 2008 bisa dilihat di

Jika ada pertanyaan yang lebih spesifik, anda bisa bergabung di milis
Erasmus Mundus Indonesia ( atau web

Jadi..? persiapkan diri anda sekarang juga untuk meraih beasiswa erasmus mundus 2008! ssst.. sedikit bocoran, 'nominal' beasiswa erasmus mundus ini ternyata salah satu yang paling 'gede' lho di dunia... :D

Fahmi Mubarok
Joint European Master in Material Science (EMMS)
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) Germany -
Universitate of Aveiro (UA) Portugal

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[Indonesia] The Scholar Indonesia 2008

Anda ingin memperoleh BEASISWA S2?

Daftarkan diri Anda di acara The Scholar Indonesia 2008
Kerja sama MM-FEUI dan Metro TV (ditayangkan Februari 2008)

The Scholar Indonesia adalah sebuah acara kompetisi edukatif yang bertujuan untuk menjaring lulusan S1 terbaik dari berbagai Universitas di Indonesia melalui serangkaian proses seleksi yang dikemas dalam bentuk reality show yang unik, menarik dan mengharukan tanpa mengurangi ketentuan seleksi yang ketat.

Untuk tahun 2008, program ini memperebutkan 1 (satu) Beasiswa dari MM-FEUI untuk tahun akademik 2008 secara penuh (full tuition scholarship). Proses pendaftaran peserta dimulai dari bulan November 2007. Seluruh aplikasi yang masuk akan diseleksi secara ketat oleh The Scholar Committee.

Inti dari seleksi ini adalah untuk menggali unsur kecakapan, kecerdasan, emosi dan uji wawasan melalui permainan bisnis serta permainan psikologi hingga debat yang sangat sengit antar kontestan. Selain itu para finalis harus berjuang keras untuk meyakinkan The Scholar Committee (dewan juri) bahwa mereka layak untuk mendapatkan beasiswa.

Tata Cara dan Persayaratan:

* Fresh Graduates (lulusan S1 tahun 2006 – 2007, semua jurusan) dari universitas terkemuka di Indonesia dengan nilai IPK memuaskan.
* Dua lembar fotokopi ijazah yang telah dilegalisir oleh dekan
* Dua lembar transkrip akademik yang telah dilegalisir oleh dekan.
* Satu lembar foto berwarna setengan badan ukuran 3R
* Dua lembar surat rekomendasi (bisa dari dosen pembimbing dan sebagainya)
* Satu satu lembar fotokopi hasil tes TOEFL (International / Institutional)
* Biodata atau CV lengkap peserta

Kirimkan semua berkas dalam amplop tertutup ke alamat :

The Scholar Indonesia 2008 with Metro TV
Marketing and Admission Office
Magister Manajemen – FEUI
Gedung MMUI, Jl. Salemba Raya 4, Jakarta 10430

Keterangan lebih lanjut dapat menghubungi :
MM-FEUI Marketing and Admission Office
Telp. (021) 310 3976 , Fax : 392 3952

Dokumen tersebut diterima paling lambat pada tanggal 30 November 2007, pukul 17.00 WIB (Cap Pos).
Acara ini tidak dipungut biaya dan bagi yang lulus seleksi administrasi (seleksi tahap I) akan dihubungi untuk mengikuti tes selanjutnya di Jakarta.
Biaya transportasi dan akomodasi di Jakarta selama proses seleksi tahap II hingga tahap perolehan 10 besar ditanggung oleh peserta.

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

HSP Huygens Programme Scholarship 2007-2008


The HSP Huygens programme is open to students from all countries of the world. It is aimed at talented students who want to come to the Netherlands in the final phase of their bachelor’s studies or during their master’s studies. Study can include research and/or practical training.

* Centre for Aboriginal Studies
* Curtin Business School
* Curtin Sarawak
* Division of Health Sciences
* Division of Humanities
* Division of Science and Engineering

Area of Interest:
* Accounting, Mathematical and Financial Analysis
* Agri-science
* Animal-Plant Interaction
* Australian Indigenous Studies
* Biomedical Sciences
* Built & Natural Environment
* Business Law and Corporate Administration
* Chemical Engineering
* Computing / Electronic
* Design for Garment Innovation
* Economics
* Education and Training
* Engineering
* Environmental Science
* Garment Design and Innovation
* Geographic Information Science
* Habitat Restoration
* Health and Life Sciences
* Industrial Organisation
* Management
* Marketing
* Mathematics
* Media / Communication
* Mining
* People, Society, Language & Culture
* Physical Sciences
* Resources
* Social Work & Social Policy
* Speech Pathology
* Sport and Lifestyle
* Textile & Design
* Visual Arts / Design

Applicable to:
* Study Abroad
* Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander Students
* Students with a Disability
* Students from Rural or Regional Areas
* Mature Students
* Sole Parent
* Current Students
* Prospective Students

Nationality: All Nationalities

Scholarship Type: Merit Based

Type: Research

Opening Date: 27 June, 2007

Closing Date: 1 February, 2008

Maximum number awarded: 1

Scholarships are awarded for a period of no less than six months and no more than 24 months.

They include the following components:
* a monthly allowance of €900 euros (this includes a standard contribution towards healthcare insurance);
* a generous reimbursement of tuition fees or a contribution towards the costs of the PhD thesis, as estimated in the research proposal;
* visa fees (standard contribution);
* a one-off payment towards international travel costs (standard contribution based on country of origin).

Tenable at: Netherlands

Applicants must:

* at the start of the academic year (1 September) in which study is commenced in the Netherlands, be no older than 35 years of age; and
* have been admitted to the Dutch programme on the basis of prior education outside the Netherlands; and
* the Dutch programme should be on the CROHO list; and
* have obtained excellent results in previous studies and be in the top 10% of students in the programme; and
* studies in the Netherlands must constitute a deepening and broadening of previous studies in the applicant's home country; and
* be proficient in the language of instruction of the chosen programme; and
* if the applicant wants to do research or practical training, it must form part of thier studies (a programme on the CROHO list), i.e. must earn study credits for it; and
* applicant's study in the Netherlands should be in the final phase of their bachelor’s studies, or during master’s studies, and must be used primarily to earn a degree at the Dutch institution; and
* if already a graduate, applicant must have graduated less than two years ago.

Further Information:
For further information, visit: or e-mail:


Please forward application forms to:
Kortenaerkade 11
2518 AX THE HAGUE or
PO Box 29777
The Netherlands
Tel. + 31 (0) 70 4260 260

Please do not include original documents with your application, however, make single-sided copies of relevant documents on plain A4-sized paper. All documents must be in either English or Dutch. Documents in any other language must be accompanied by an official translation.

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Bagaimana Meraih beasiswa di Luar Negeri?

Below good article about Scholarship for Indonesian people. This article was wrote by Setio Pramono.

Bagaimana Meraih beasiswa di Luar Negeri?

Sekolah di luar negeri bagi sebagian orang yang mampu mungkin bukan sebuah angan-angan. Namun bagi kebanyakan orang, melanjutkan studi di luar negeri merupakan sebuah mimpi yang harus diwujudkan dengan susah payah. Salah satu cara untuk mewujudkan mimpi tersebut adalah dengan mendapatkan beasiswa untuk sekolah luar negeri.

Banyak beasiswa yang ditawarkan bagi pelajar dari negara-negara berkembang termasuk Indonesia dan ada beberapa yang dikhususkan bagi pelajar Indonesia. Apa saja yang harus dilakukan untuk meraih beasiswa, berikut beberapa hal yang bisa berguna:

A. Informasi

Ini hal pertama yang harus dilakukan, cari informasi tentang beasiswa sebanyak mungkin. Anda bisa mencarinya dengan suft/browse di internet, menjadi anggota milis beasiswa (, koran, kedutaan besar, bagi dosen atau guru di universitas masing dan kementrian pendidikan nasional, bagi PNS bisa di kantor masing2, Bappenas/Bappeda, Sesneg, dll.

Informasi yang dicari harus lengkap, seperti tata cara pelamaran, persyaratan nilai minimum, bahasa yang digunakan, nilai minimum TOEFl/IELTS, dokumen yang diperlukan seperti Letter of Acceptance, deadline time, syarat-syarat khusus (seperti hanya untuk dosen atau PNS), coverage (full scholarship, partial, atau sandwich) dsb.

B. Bahasa

Mendapatkan beasiswa bukan sesuatu yang mudah dan didapat dengan cepat. Banyak persiapan yang harus dilakukan, dan salah satu kendala bagi pelajar Indonesia adalah faktor bahasa. Kemampuan bahasa asing sangat penting guna kelancaran studi, karena kita akan sekolah di tempat lain dimana bahasa asing digunakan. Kebanyakan program beasiswa dilaksanakan dengan bahasa inggris, sehingga dari kemampuan dasar bahasa inggris dalam surat menyurat, hingga ke TOEFL atau IELTS sangatlah penting. Kemahiran bahasa tidak didapat dalam satu atau dua bulan, perlu berbulan bulan guna persiapannya. Untuk nilai TOEFL nilai minimum biasanya adalah 550 dan IELTS 5 (untuk Australia).

C. Pelamaran Beasiswa

Biasanya sebelum melamar, ada beberapa beasiswa yang mensyaratkan hal2 tertentu, berikut beberapa hal yang pernah saya alami:

1. Beasiswa program Bappenas.

Hanya PNS dengan minimum telah 2 tahun bekerja yang diperbolehkan mendaftar. Ada beberapa proses seleksi; seleksi berkas dan dokumen, TPA (Tes Potensi Akademik) dan TOEFL, Ada tiga jenis beasiswa yg ditawarkan bappenas:

1. Luar Negeri
Anda akan diberi kursus bahasa selama 6 bulan guna persiapan mendapatkan nilai TOEFL yg layak untuk melamar beasiswa luar negeri, spt AUSAID, STUNED, etc.

2. Double Degree
Dalam program ini, satu tahun studi di dalam negeri dan satu tahun di luar negeri dan akan juga diberi program persiapan bahasa selama 4 bulan untuk persiapan pelamaran beasiswa ke luar negeri melalui STUNED, Jepang dll.

3. Dalam Negeri
Untuk program yang terakhir ini kandidat yang lulus langsung studi di beberapa program di universitas di dalam negeri yang telah ditunjukan oleh bappenas.


Program beasiswa ini di kelola oleh NEC (Netherland Education Center) dan anda bisa mencari infonya di website : Secara umum langkah2 yang harus dilakukan adalah:

a. Karena NEC mensyaratkan bahwa kita sudah diterima di salah satu universitas di belanda maka carilah informasi program dan universitas yang anda ingin tuju untuk studi, ini anda bisa dapatkan via internet atau datang langsung ke kantor NEC di jakarta.

b. Lakukan kontak dengan universitas yang anda minati dan pelajari syarat-syarat yang harus dipenuhi untuk menjadi student disana.

c. Untuk stuned, anda diperbolehkan untuk mendaftar dan mengikuti tes beasiswa meski belum mendapatkan Letter of Acceptance dari universitas. Namun saat anda terpilih menjadi kandidat penerima beasiswa, anda harus bisa menunjukkan surat LOA tsb.

3. AUSAid.

Bagi anda yang ingin bersekolah di negeri kangguru, salah satunya bisa melamar ke beasiswa AUSAid. Program beasiswa ini cukup terkenal dan pembukaan beasiswa biasanya diumumkan di koran nasional. Bagi program master, ada 2 jenis program yakni master by research or by course. Program beasiswa yang satu ini tidak mengharuskan kita untuk kontak dan telah diterima di salah satu universitas di Australia. Kita cukup melamar dengan mengisi formulir yang tersedia. Jika ternyata kita memenuhi persyaratan, kita akan dipanggil untuk tes IELTS dan wawancara. Keduanya sangat menentukan.

Untuk IELTS anda bisa belajar dari lembaga2 kursus2. Dalam wawancara ada beberapa pertanyaan yang seingat saya ditanyakan:
1. Background, pendidikan, pekerjaan saat ini
2. Program master yang diminati, serta hubungannya dengan pekerjaan saat ini dan pembangunan indonesia ke depan.

Untuk wawancara saya rasa sangat krusial, karena jika IELTS sudah melebihi nilai 5 sudah dinyatakan lulus IELTS, hanya saja nanti saat masa persiapan bahasa akan lebih lama (sekitar 6 bln)

4. VLIR (Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad)

Beasiswa yang satu ini memang jarang didengar oleh para pencari beasiswa, karena memang tidak ada pengumuman di koran2 dan tidak ada lembaga perwakilannya seperti STUNED di NEC, dll. Namun jumlah penerima beasiswa VLIR dari indonesia jauh lebih sedikit dibandingkan dengan program beasiswa lainnya. Anda bisa mulai dengan memperhatikan informasi selengkapnya di:, kemudian pilih program master yang cocok dan sesuai dengan minat anda. Di setiap program, terdapat seorang professor yang merupakan ketua dari selecting committee di universitas. Sebaiknya anda kontak beliau dan juga browse untuk mencari info tentang riset yang sedang dilakukan oleh universitas tsb.

Salah satu alat para pemberi beasiswa utk meng assess kemampuan serta kecocokan seorang kandidat adalah dari motivation statement serta dari riset proposal. Tentunya akan lebih bagus jika background, pekerjaan anda skrg serta riset yang akan anda tekuni sesuai dengan bidang serta riset di universitas yang anda tuju.

D. Doa dan tawakal.

Selain anda berusaha juga doa baik dari anda sendiri maupun dari orang tua, keluarga dan teman adalah factor yang paling penting. Dan yang paling penting diingat bahwa hasil dari usaha anda adalah hak Allah SWT. Kita hanya diwajibkan untuk berusaha yang terbaik.

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[Australia] PhD Scholarship in Research of RFID Traceability Networks, The University of Adelaide

PhD Scholarship in Research of RFID Traceability Networks School of Computer Science
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

We are now offering a PhD scholarship funded from the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects. The ARC Discovery project aims at developing a Web-based Peer-to-Peer (P2P) system that enables tracking applications (e.g., product recalls) to share traceability data efficiently and effectively across independent enterprises in large RFID networks.

The PhD research will be performed under the supervision of Dr. Michael Sheng from School of Computer Science and Prof. Peter Cole, the Director of the Auto-ID Lab Adelaide. The stipend of the scholarship is (approx) $19,616 (2007 rate) per annum (tax exempt) plus travel funds for attending conferences. The scholarship is available from March 2008 for 3 years of PhD studies.

We are looking for a highly-motivated, dedicated candidate who meets the following requirements:
- An excellent Honors (1st class) or equivalent degree (Masters) in Computer Science or a closely related field,
- Very good programming skills,
- Very good communicative skills in English, both in speaking and in writing,
- Experience within the fields of database, P2P, sensor networks, Web services, are of
- Australian citizen and permanent resident are preferred but outstanding overseas students are encouraged to apply.

Local Information:
The University of Adelaide is the third oldest university in Australia (established in 1874) and a member of the Group of Eight: Australia fs most prestigious research universities. The main university campus is centrally located adjacent to the CBD of Adelaide city, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the SA Natural History Museum. Also nearby are the Botanic Gardens and Conservatory, the River Torrens. More information can be found from

Interested candidates are requested to send their application by November 21, 2007 to Dr Michael Sheng (, including:
1. A cover letter describing yourself and your interests (put gRFID networks h in the top of your cover letter)
2. Soft copy of your publications (e.g. master fs thesis, conference papers)
3. Your CV
4. Your transcripts
5. Recommendation letters from at least two reference persons
6. Proof of proficiency in English (e.g. TOEFL test or IELTS) if English is not your first language

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[Australia] Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS)


The Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS) is available to any international student wishing to undertake a Higher Degree by Research at Curtin in 2009.

AQSS page 2 - Enrolling Area Use Only (.doc)
Referee Reports - Please provide 2 (.doc)

* Curtin Business School
* Division of Health Sciences
* Division of Humanities
* Division of Science and Engineering

Area of Interest:
* Accounting, Mathematical and Financial Analysis
* Agri-science
* Animal-Plant Interaction
* Australian Indigenous Studies
* Biomedical Sciences
* Built & Natural Environment
* Business Law and Corporate Administration
* Chemical Engineering
* Chemistry
* Computing / Electronic
* Design for Garment Innovation
* Earth & Physical Sciences
* Economics
* Education and Training
* Engineering
* Environmental Science
* Garment Design and Innovation
* Geochemistry
* Geographic Information Science
* Geology
* Habitat Restoration
* Health and Life Sciences
* Health, ageing and well-being
* Industrial Organisation
* Management
* Marketing
* Mathematics
* Media / Communication
* Mining
* People, Society, Language & Culture
* Physical Sciences
* Resources
* Social Work & Social Policy
* Speech Pathology
* Sport and Lifestyle
* Textile & Design
* Visual Arts / Design

Applicable to:
* Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander Students
* Students with a Disability
* Students from Rural or Regional Areas
* Mature Students
* Sole Parent
* Current Students
* Prospective Students

Nationality: Other Nationalities

Scholarship Type: Merit Based

Year of Study: Postgraduate

Type: Research

Opening Date: 1 June, 2008
Closing Date: 31 August, 2008

Maximum number awarded: 8


* The Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship provides:
- Course tuition fee for two years for a Masters by Research and three years for a Doctoral degree; and
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the recipient and their dependants for the duration of the award.

* No other allowances are available under this award.

* A Curtin University Postgraduate Scholarship (CUPS) living allowance will be awarded to the top two ranked applicants in each awarding year.

Tenable at: Curtin University of Technology.

This award is open to citizens of an overseas country (excluding New Zealand). Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research capacity to suitably qualified overseas graduates eligible to commence a higher degree by research in 2009*.

Please refer to the Guidelines for Higher Degree by Research Candidates for infomation on entry requirements at

*Students currently enrolled in the degree for which an EIPRS is being sought, who commenced their degree after 1 September 2006, are eligible to apply.

Further Information:
Application forms will be available between 1st June 2008 and 31st August 2008 from this site or by contacting:

Office of Research & Development
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987
Telephone: (08) 9266 4905
Fax: (08) 9266 3793

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fujitsu Asia Pacific Scholarship

Fujitsu Asia Pacific Scholarship (Fujitsu Scholarship) to study business management at JAIMS in Hawaii

To commemorate its 50th anniversary in 1985, Fujitsu Limited established this forward-looking scholarship program with the objective of providing business people from the Asia-Pacific region with the opportunity to study cultures, values and management styles of Japan, the United States and China to strengthen relations and foster mutual understanding within this region. The Fujitsu Scholarship is available for academic programs at JAIMS.

JAIMS, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a nonprofit postgraduate institute established by Fujitsu Limited in 1972. Since then, JAIMS has educated and trained over 20,000 program and seminar participants from over 50 countries and is still dedicated to -- and has expanded upon -- the mission set out by its founders: to contribute to the human and economic development of the Asia-Pacific region by educating managers to be effective leaders in an increasingly interdependent global economy.

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ASEAN Research Scholars 2008

ASEAN Research Scholars 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 Southeast 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 outline of the 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.

Asia Research Institute
NUS Bukit Timah Campus
469A Tower Block #10-01
Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259770
E-mail :
Fax: 65 67791428

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[Singapore] PhD Research Scholarships, NUS

The Asia Research Institute is pleased to offer Ph.D. research scholarships from August 2008 in the following interdisciplinary areas:

- Asian Migration
- Religion & Globalisation in Asian Contexts
- Cultural Studies in Asia
- Cold War in Asia
- Sumatra Heritage, Archaeology and Reconstruction

The PhD scholarship is to be taken up jointly with the appropriate discipline-based department. This would normally be with a department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but where appropriate could also be with the Faculty of Law, School of Business or School of Design & Environment at the National University of Singapore.

Interested applicants are required to submit their application to ARI at the address stated below by 15th November 2007, indicating clearly both which ARI interdisciplinary area they wish to join and which department they would be attached to. Application procedures and forms can be obtained from the NUS website via this URL:

Applicants must use the application forms in the respective Faculty websites depending on the Faculty to which they wish to seek admission. They should send their applications to ARI directly.

The following interdisciplinary areas or "clusters" are offering scholarships:
1) The Migration Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Brenda Yeoh) explores the issues arising from increased levels of human mobility in the region, both within and across national borders. Mobility of high-level professional and managerial personnel, labour migration, both documented and undocumented, and human trafficking all raise theoretical and methodological questions and major policy issues, as does the role of migration in urban change.

2) The Religion and Globalisation Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Bryan Turner) explores the changing patterns of religious practice, belief and identity in recent times, particularly in Southeast Asia, China and South Asia. The title implies a particular interest in transnational and diasporic interactions, the engagement with modern technologies and values, and new global or ‘glocal’ forms of identity.

3) The Cultural Studies Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Chua Beng Huat) consciously challenges disciplinary boundaries to address new topics, issues and concerns thrown up by the rapid globalization of contemporary cultures. ARI is interested in new understandings of the everyday life cultural practices of contemporary Asia, as in adaptations of older patterns in literature, and the performing and graphic arts, in rapidly changing contemporary conditions.

4) The Southeast Asia-China Interactions Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Anthony Reid) will welcome students in two project areas: The Cold War in Asia, relating particularly to relations between the two Chinas (CCP and KMT) and the parties, movements and governments of Southeast Asia; and issues of heritage recovery and archaeology in Aceh and Sumatra more generally.

ARI is a university-level institute formed in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the NUS. The mission of the Institute is to produce and promote world-class research on Asia. ARI engages the social sciences and humanities broadly defined, and encourages especially multidisciplinary studies. Now home to six research clusters with a strong team of resident and visiting scholars, ARI works closely with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business, Faculty of Law, and School of Design and Environment in NUS.

c/o Ms Kristy Won
Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
469A Tower Block, Bukit Timah Road, #10-01, Singapore 259770
Fax: (65) 6779 1428


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[Indonesia] Total Scholarship untuk Universitas Gajah Mada

Beasiswa S2
Total E & P Indonesie, Jakarta
Total's Scholarship Program 2008

Batas Waktu 15 November 2007 Khusus untuk Universitas Gajah Mada

Fakultas: Ekonomi, Hukum, ISIPOL, MIPA, Psikologi, Teknik

Persyaratan untuk melamar beasiswa ini:

1. Mengisi formulir Motivasi
2. CV
3. Daftar nilai (transkrip nilai)
4. Referensi mengenai kegiatan atau pelatihan yang pernah diikuti
5. GPA min 3.00
6. TOEFL SCORE min 550
7. Aktif berorganisasi & harus mempunyai pandangan yang profesional
8. 10 terbaik dari masing-masing jurusan
9. Menyertakan surat pencalonan dari Dekan ditujukan ke Kepala Kantor Urusan
Internasional UGM.
10. referensi mengenai kegiatan atau pelatihan yang pernah diikuti

Berkas pencalonan rangkap 2 harus disampaikan ke Kantor Urusan Internasional

Info beasiswa dari UGM lainnya ada di

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