International Scholarships

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

[Norway] PhD Programme / Research Schoalrship Position in Finance at Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration

Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (Norway)

PhD scholarships are available in Finance at NHH. The Department of Finance and Management Science has a large, research-active group that offers a stimulating environment for doctoral studies and research within this discipline.

As part of the PhD Programme, students are obliged to work part-time (25%) as Research Scholars during their studies, providing teaching and/or research assistance to the Department.

Applicants are to have completed, or almost completed, a minimum of a Master`s degree (5 years` duration) in a quantitative field such as Economics, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, or the physical sciences.

(Applicants lacking a degree in Economics or Business Administration, are recommended to undertake some coursework at the University level).

A good working knowledge of English is also required, as the entire PhD programme is taught in English.

More information about the PhD program in Finance can be found at

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration is a first-rate European business school with an excellent research tradition, located in beautiful surroundings just outside downtown Bergen. The School has 130 full-time faculty staff and a population of highly talented students. More information about the school is available at : http// , and about Bergen at .

Further information about admissions requirements can be found at . Enquiries regarding admission requirements, PhD Research Scholarships, application procedures, and so on, may be directed to the PhD admission office at NHH: .

Application has to be received by 1. March 2008.

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[England] 2 PhD Scholarships and 2 Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Economics at University of Kent

2 PhD Scholarships and 2 Graduate Teaching Assistantships. Department of Economics, University of Kent (United Kingdom). The Department of Economics at the University of Kent (UK) invites applications for 2 (two) PhD Scholarships and 2 (two) Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) for the academic year 2008-09.

These will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and a maintenance grant up to £6,000 per annum for the GTAs and £12,600 per annum for the Scholarships. Students are expected to teach up to 6 hours per week. The awards will be offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Awardees will be registered for the PhD program in Economics at the University of Kent. Applicants will be considered simultaneously for both awards. Only successful candidates will be contacted and informed which award they have been selected for.

We accept candidates in any area in Economics, but we encourage applicants to check faculty research interests at One of the Scholarships will be awarded to candidates with interests in the area of roeconomics/Monetary Economics and/or Financial Economics.

Candidates must hold a good Master`s degree at merit or distinction in Economics and/or equivalent subjects. Candidates will be ranked on the basis of academic merit and their research project. The studentship competition is open to all postgraduate research applicants. UK, EU and overseas fee paying students as well as full-time and part-time postgraduate research students are invited to apply.

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

The application deadline is 28 April 2008.

Decisions will be made within two weeks of the deadline. Applications should be sent (preferably by e-mail) to:
Camilla Hudson.
Department of Economics,
Keynes College,
University of Kent, Canterbury,
Kent CT2 7NP, UK.

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ASEAN Foundation Scholarships for Nationals of ASEAN Member Countries

The ASEAN Foundation (AF) and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) have entered into another agreement to develop high quality human resources within ASEAN member countries through the offering of the AF-AIT Scholarships.

The ASEAN Foundation, an initiative of the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), was established on 15 December 1997 to help bring about shared prosperity and a sustainable future for the peoples of all ASEAN countries that now include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. It has been mandated to promote greater awareness of ASEAN and greater interaction among its peoples and their increased participation in ASEAN activities as well as to undertake development cooperation activities that enhance mutual assistance, address equitable economic development and reduce poverty. This scholarship programme is part of the ASEAN Foundation Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies and funded through the Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund.

The Asian Institute of Technology, on the other hand, is an international post graduate institute founded in 1959, and is Asia's pioneer institution established to help meet the region's growing needs for advanced learning in engineering, science, technology and management, research and capacity building. AIT's mission is to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy. AIT is based in Thailand and has affiliated centers in other parts of the world. Ten (10) full scholarships are available for ASEAN nationals who wish to pursue masters degree in AIT. The scholarship award will cover tuition and other academic fees, and living allowances for a 2-year programme.

Four (4) scholarship slots will be awarded under the project "Capacity building for Gender, Poverty and Mobility Analysis of Road Transportation Development in GMS Region". The remaining six (6) scholarships will be allocated for the various fields of study identified by ASEAN Foundation as indicated below.--


To qualify, applicants must:

* Be a bonafide ASEAN national;
* Hold a bachelors degree (normally from a four-year program) or its equivalent in an appropriate field;
* Have above average undergraduate grades (minimum CGPA of 2.75); and,
* Satisfy other requirements as specified by the school you apply to.
* AIT is an international institute with English as the sole language of instruction. Admission to AIT requires proof of English language proficiency which may be satisfied in any of the following: Submission of an official test score from any of the following standardized English exams: TOEFL, IELTS, CU-TEP ( Thailand ), ARC (Lao PDR).
* Agree to return and/or serve for at least 2 years in any ASEAN countries after completion of their studies.


The scholarship can be taken in the following field of studies:

School of Environment , Resources and Development (SERD)

* Agricultural Systems and Engineering
* Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management
* Energy
* Environmental Engineering and Management
* Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology
* Gender and Development Studies
* Natural Resources Management
* Pulp and Paper Technology
* Regional and Rural Development Planning
* Urban Environmental Management

Interdisciplinary Programs

* Cleaner Production
* Integrated Tropical Coastal Zone Management
* Integrated Watershed Development and Management
* Modelling Tools in Environmental Resources and Management
* Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management
* Agribusiness Management

School of Engineering and Technology (SET)

* Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Management (CEIM)
* Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (GTE)
* Structural Engineering (STE)
* Transportation Engineering (TRE)
* Water Engineering and Management (WEM)

Interdisciplinary Programs

* Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)


All interested applicants must complete the following two sets of applications and submit them to the Admissions Office of AIT.

* AIT application form (
* ASEAN Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Studies application form (downloaded)

For the January 2008 intake, application should be made on or before 21 December 2007.
Deadline for August intake is on 31 March 2008.
For January 2009 intake, application should be made on or before 31 October 2008.

For more information, please contact:

Postal Address:
Admissions and Scholarships Unit
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4 , Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120 , THAILAND

Street Address:
Admissions and Scholarships Unit
Asian Institute of Technology
50 Moo 9, Km. 42, Paholyothin Road
Pathumthani 12120 , THAILAND

Phone: (662) 5245031-5033
Fax: (662) 524-6326

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[Ireland] PhD Scholarship in Applied Microeconomics at Trinity College Dublin

University of Dublin, Trinity College PhD Position in Applied Microeconomics Department of Economics

Job description
This project analyses the impact of recent policy changes on various aspects relating to the agri-food sectors in Ireland and other EU countries focussing in particular on Denmark and the Netherlands. Using the Irish National Farm Survey a micro approach is taken that allows specific research questions relating to:

1. productivity and competitiveness
2. the changing structure of production systems in terms of farm numbers, the role of economies of scale, specialisation and system switching
3. the wider rural community to be addressed. The availability of a comparable survey for Denmark and the Netherlands presents a unique opportunity for the Irish experience to be compared to that of similar regions of Europe facing the same set of constraints but with significantly different sectors in terms of structure, organisation and the role of government supports. This study will provide valuable lessons for policy by deepening our understanding of the important issues facing the agri-food sector in Ireland at the micro level and observing how the Irish experience compares to that of similar European regions. The project will also explore alternative uses for land post-decupling focussing in particular on opportunities in relation to organic farming and alternative energy sources drawing on the successes of the Danish experience.

The PhD student will be based at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. The student will spend some time at the University of Kent in the UK and at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands working with leading economists on farm survey data and project related modelling issues.

* MSc degree or equivalent in Economics
* An interest in applied microeconomics in particular agricultural or environmental economics
* Excellent quantitative skills (i.e. econometric modelling).

Conditions of employment
Stipend: €16,000 p.a. plus tuition fees
Duration of the contract: 3 years beginning April 1st, 2008

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:
Dr. Carol Newman
Phone: +353 1 896 3709

Interested candidates should either post or email their CVs before March 1st to :
Dr. Carol Newman,
Department of Economics,
Trinity College Dublin,
College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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[England] Fee Waiver Scholarships at University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield
Fee-waiver Scholarships Department of Chemical & Biological Sciences

As part of a major expansion in research activity the University of Huddersfield has announced the availability of 125 fee-waiver scholarships for uptake in 2008-2009, with a further 125 to be made available in the next year. In each year, 75 of the scholarships will waive 100% of tuition fees and 50 scholarships will waive 50% of tuition fees.

Many of these scholarships are available in the Department of Chemical & Biological Sciences. A list of research projects leading to PhD or MPhil in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nutrition can be found at under PhD opportunities.

On the same site you might look at Departmental staff research interests, through which other projects may be designed. Please contact relevant staff if you require more information on particular projects/areas, or Professor D R Brown, Director of Graduate Education in the School of Applied Sciences at

The scholarships are open to technically excellent UK, EU or international full-time students who do not already have funding.

Applicants must be able to fund their living costs.
To apply please go to:

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[Netherland] Master Scholarship at The Henk Bodt ASML-TU/e

The Henk Bodt ASML-TU/e Scholarship Fund was launched in 2007 to commemorate the retirement of Henk Bodt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ASML – a world-renowned pioneer in semiconductor technology situated in Eindhoven.

The scholarship is open to prospective international Master`s students.
It is aimed at talented students who wish to study for their Master`s of science degree at Eindhoven University of Technology and gain three-year invaluable work experience at ASML. More information on ASML can be found on and ASML brochure.


Eligible students who apply for the following TU/e master`s programs will take part in the selection procedure for this scholarship:
* Applied Physics
* Business Information Systems
* Computer Science & Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Embedded Systems
* Industrial and Applied Mathematics
* Mechanical Engineering
* Systems and Control

Eligible countries:
All countries (outside the Netherlands).

Costs covered:
This is a full cost scholarship covering tuition fees and living expenses.

How many scholarships are available?
There are 40 scholarships each academic year offered to students who have been admitted to one of the eligible TU/e Master`s programs.
For more detail information about this program please visit

Before 1 March 2008

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[England] 4 Scholarships & Award at University of Liverpool

The Duncan Norman Research Scholarship at the University of Liverpool was established in 2004 following the receipt of a generous donation from The Duncan Norman Charitable Trust in memory of the late Mr Duncan Norman.

The objective of the Scholarship is to enable academically gifted students who also have the personal qualities to make them leaders in society, to pursue MPhil/PhD study at the University of Liverpool. The Scholarship may be used to fund research in any University department.

The University has established an Advisory Panel of internationally renowned persons to oversee the award of the Scholarship. The Scholarship is available to all prospective full-time postgraduate research students, irrespective of nationality or tuition fee status (i.e. whether UK, EU or overseas).

To be eligible for consideration, prospective students must have had their application for MPhil/PhD research approved by the University by the application deadline.

Deadline : Monday 31 March 2008, 5pm

The University of Liverpool International Scholarships - Undergraduate
Unlimited scholarships offering 25% fee reduction for students achieving AAB in A level examinations or the international equivalent. To be eligible, you must have an offer for a full-time, non-clinical, undergraduate programme and be classified as an international student. You do need to make an application for this scholarship and, in addition, you will need to choose Liverpool as your firm choice through UCAS (accepted our offer as your first choice). The scholarship will be tenable for the duration of the programme of study, subject to good academic progress (normally min 60% average each year).

Deadline: 2 May 2008 and 4 July 2008

The University of Liverpool International Scholarships - Postgraduate
Up to thirty scholarships offering 25% fee reduction are available for international students applying for full-time, non-clinical, postgraduate taught masters courses. These scholarships will be awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit and will be tenable for the duration of the programme of study, subject to good academic progress.

Deadline: 2 May or 4 July 2008

International Baccalaureate Award
Unlimited scholarships offering a 25% fee reduction for students achieving 36 points. To be eligible, you must have an offer for a full-time, non-clinical, undergraduate programme and be classified as an international student.

You should be registered at an IB School and taking the full IB Diploma. You do need to make an application for this scholarship and, in addition, you will need to choose Liverpool as your firm choice through UCAS (accepted our offer as your first choice). The scholarship will be tenable for the duration of the programme of study, subject to good academic progress (normally min 60% average each year)

Deadline: 2 May 2008

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[Norway] PhD Scholarship in Finance at BI, The Norwegian School of Management

The Department of Financial Economics BI, The Norwegian School of Management Oslo, Norway

1. Financial Assistance
The Department of Financial Economics has available a number of PhD stipends starting in September 2008. The stipends are for a four year period and offer NOK315,000 per annum (approx. US$55,000) and also cover tuition fees. Each stipend contains a 35 hour per year teaching duty which usually consists of teaching assistant work. Academically excellent students should have a MSc in Finance or closely related subject.

2. Program Structure
The PhD in Finance is taught entirely in English and is structured such that the first year of study covers course work and exams (60 ECTS credits). The Department of Financial Economics plans to offer the following courses in the 2008/2009 academic year: Asset Pricing Theory, Empirical Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance Theory, Market Microstructure, and Advanced Topics in Finance.

In addition, we are a member of the Nordic Finance Network (NFN) ( which coordinates schools in the Nordic area offering PhD courses in finance. Through the network it is possible to visit other schools for a short period in order to undertake courses. We also actively encourage students to take longer periods of study at top class institutions around the world.

3. About the Department of Financial Economics
The Department of Financial Economics is committed to excellence in research. Currently we have thirteen faculty members in research positions. Faculty members have published in, amongst others, the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, and the Journal of Political Economy. A detailed list of publications along with links to faculty homepages can be found at:
Based in publications the department ranks as one of the top finance departments in Europe.

4. Application Procedure
Application forms are available at Applicant are required to submit the following: completed application form, description of planned research work, CV, copies of letters of reference, copies of awarded degrees along with grades. Admission to the program is determined after consideration of each candidate`s qualifications.

Applications must be submitted by the 28th of March 2008 and emailed directly to:
Professor Richard Priestley
Department of Financial Economics
Norwegian School of Management
Nydalseveien 37 N 0484 Oslo Norway
Email: richard.priestley@bi
Phone: +47 46410515

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