Thursday, 29 December 2011

London International Model United Nations 2012

Would you like to participate in the press team of the biggest annual university-based Model United Nations conference in Europe?
Applications for the Press Team of the London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) 2012 are now open! This year we are expecting more than 1,200 delegates from across the world to London to debate some of the most pressing problems on the global agenda.
The organizers will provide the press team with exclusive and free access to the whole event with possibilities for interviews with our guests’ speakers and participants. Your work will be read and viewed from our delegates coming from the whole world.

The following positions are open for applications:

2 video journalists

Responsibilities: The video team will create a 4-5 min video, which will include the highlights of the conference and some vox pops with the key guests and organizers of the event.
Eligibility: Experience in video editing and camera shooting.
Application: Please send CV and your previous video work.

2 photographers

Responsibilities: The photographers’ team will shoot the official pictures of the event.
Then they will be published on the LIMUN website, Facebook page and as part of our newsletters.
Eligibility: You will have to provide your own camera equipment and demonstrate previous experience in photography.Application: Please send a CV and portfolio with your pictures.

3 writers

Responsibilities: The Press team will produce 3 newsletters. Each member will have to write 1 feature article related with United Nations’ topics and 4 small reports from the LIMUN conference, which can be impressions from the sessions, interviews, vox pops etc.
Application: Please send a CV and idea for a feature article on UN topic.

1 social media journalist

Responsibilities: The social media journalist will have to visit briefly all of the sessions and update with some snapshots and catchy messages the Facebook and Twitter account of LIMUN.
Eligibility: No previous experience required, but having lively blog or twitter accounts are an asset.
Application: Please send CV and/or examples of blog/Twitter/Facebook page.

1 layouter

Responsibilities: The layouter will be responsible for the design of the 3 newsletters.
Eligibility: Previous experience in the field.
Application: Please send a CV and portfolio with previous work.

All the applications should be send as PDF Documents to . Please state your name and the position being applied to at the subject of the e-mail.
The deadline is 10 January 2012.
Please note that participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and accommodation in London.
For more information, please check the LIMUN website.

Jacobs Entrance Scholarships

Deadline: 15 February 2012
Open to: International applicants
Scholarship:  Generous full and partial scholarships

For Undergraduate Students
Jacobs University Bremen awards generous full and partial scholarships to motivated, socially engaged, excellent academic performers from around the globe who are outstanding representatives of the following world regions:
  • Africa
  • Asia and Oceania
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • North America
  • Europe – For Germans in Round III


Depending on the quality of our application pool, they offer partial and full tuition scholarships. Some outstanding candidates may even be offered scholarships covering the full tuition plus room and board.
Jacobs Entrance Scholarships may be renewed for all three years of the undergraduate program. For renewal a minimum grade point average (GPA) has to be maintained.
Based on admission rates in the past few years, approximately 40% of the admitted candidates had a chance of obtaining a Jacobs Entrance Scholarship. Further aid is possible through our financial aid packages.
It is advisable to also apply for financial aid. Theur institutional financial aid packages can help cover the remaining costs for tuition, room and board. The financial aid offers will remain valid and only will be recalculated should an additional scholarship be offered. Please note that if you do receive funding from an external source that is not listed in your financial aid package, you must notify the Office of Student Financial Services. This funding may retroactively alter and/or replace any aspect of your financial aid package.


All admitted freshman applicants who submitted ACT or SAT test results are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, so that no separate application forms or interviews are necessary.
There is no score cut-off or GPA requirement needed to attain a scholarship. The Admissions Committee that determines Jacobs scholarships examines all application components, from recommendation letters, essays, application presentation to grades and scores. Jacobs is also taking into consideration cultural background – a key feature that makes Jacobs such a special institution. Naturally, better scores, grades and overall presentation will improve one’s chances of acquiring a scholarship.
If you are interested in being considered for a general Jacobs Scholarship, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible during the admission season. December 1st and February 15th are the priority deadlines. They have one final deadline on June 15th for Round III. Applying in this round, however, is not recommended for non-EU citizens, especially because of the limited time required to obtain a visa. All candidates compete with other applicants within each admission round.
Please do not hesitate to contact the main admissions office, if you have any questions about the above listed scholarship.
The Official Website

Model European Union 2012

Model European Union (MEU) is a unique simulation of EU decision-making and politics, taking place annually in Strasbourg; a city that carries a lot of symbolism in relation to peace and democracy in Europe.
MEU 2012, the sixth edition of MEU, will once again bring together 180 young Europeans in the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Their mission shall be to simulate the EU law-making and decision-making process as professionally as possible.
In MEU 2012, participants will have the opportunity to debate two real-life legislative proposals drafted by the European Commission. In so doing, they will bring to life two different legislative procedures: the ordinary legislative procedure and the consultation procedure.
MEU 2012 is open to any young people from the EU or any EFTA state, as well as candidate countries (Croatia, Turkey) who are curious about the functioning of the European Institutions and who want to actively take part in a lifelike simulation.
People from 18 to 26 years old are most welcome to MEU 2012. A suitable applicant is a tolerant and open person who is much into debating and exchanging viewpoints. An important trait would also be both the sociability and curiosity of the applicant towards others. Being able to actively participate to a debate and relate to others is definitely the key point of getting a lot out of the simulation and enjoying this incredible experience.

MEU 2012 being a simulation of the European institutions, each and every participant will be given a role, according to their choice, to ensure the closest adequacy with the actual institutions.
Every role offers different opportunities in terms of simulation experience. Not only should an MEP, a Minister or a Lobbyist be a good speaker, but also be able to shrewdly interact with other MEPs/Ministers/Lobbyists to try and convince them. A journalist will need to astutely choose whom to interview, observe everything and relate all events. Interpreters will be absolutely necessary to ensure a perfect understanding during debates and avoid any dialogue of the deaf. Each role is mostly important and a good handling of them will result in a passionate and thrilling simulation.

Application form here

In order to successfully complete your application, you must:
- Fill out the Application form
- Write a short motivation for every role you apply to
- Upload any document required for your application
- Answer ONE essay question (500 words ±10%, no endnotes) depending on your role preference.
Please read the notes of guidance carefully before starting your application.
Notes of guidance
1. General

This document is the official application for the simulation entitled “Model European Union 2012” (MEU 2012) that will take place in Strasbourg between 24 and 31 March 2012. In order to participate, you need to have your application submitted and accepted, be able to cover your travel costs both to and from Strasbourg (at least within the short term) and pay the participation fee. The participation fee covers the accommodation in Strasbourg as well as meals, social events and transportation within the city.

Anyone holding a valid short-term or long-term residence permit in one of the following states is eligible to apply: all 27 European Union member states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Turkey and Croatia.

Applicants must be between 18 and 26 years of age.

All fields in the application form MUST BE filled in British English, the official language of MEU2012.
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automatically generated confirmation.
2. Essay
As stated previously, essays MUST be written in English. We strongly advise that you keep a copy of your essay after submitting your application. Note that, because of anti-plagiarism procedures, two identical essays from two different applicants will disqualify them.
Application with no essays or essays on a different topic that those proposed will be automatically rejected.
You must choose one of the following essay questions:
- Should Europe abandon nuclear energy?
- Should the Eurozone form a fiscal union?
- Is immigration a threat or a great opportunity for the European Union?

3. Roles
You may pick up to two different roles from all five proposed. These are:
- Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
- Minister of the Council of the European Union
- Journalist
- Lobbyist
- Interpreter
Once you’ve selected your position, different boxes will pop up. These are:
- Member of the European Parliament: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation (150 words). You may also indicate whether you would be interestedin becoming faction secretary for the pre-conference period and if you wish to be part of the NI (see faction description).
- Minister of the Council of the European Union: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation (150 words).
- Lobbyist: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation (150 words).
- Journalist: essay (500 words ±10%), motivation (1000 words), sample article (one A4 page), letter of recommendation (not required but recommended).
- Interpreter: language overview, motivation (maximum of 1000 words), 2 reference letters (1 for EN = active language and 1 for EN = passive language)
Please note that if you apply to two roles demanding an essay each, you will have to write ONE essay ONLY. If the two roles you selected require a motivation letter each, you will have to write TWO motivation letters.
Before submitting your application, you ought to agree with the Terms and Conditions.

4. File upload
You may upload up to 8MB in total. If you encounter any error, upload a smaller file or contact the Head of Delegate Coordination via e-mail. Please consult the FAQ for more specific instructions or contact the Head of Delegate Coordination (Laurent Mathey,

More information on:

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

MiReKoc International Summer School, 2012, Turkey

Deadline: 1 April 2012
Open to: applications from all over the world are encouraged
Venue: July 1-13, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey
Remuneration:  5 scholarships will be available for candidates from the Central and Eastern Europe, other partial scholarships granted on merit

The Migration Research Center at Koç University, MiReKoc is organizing its second Summer School Program on July 1-13, 2012. Designed as a summer school for graduate and PhD students as well as junior experts in the field, in the premises of Koç University’s main campus in Sarıyer, Istanbul, the program aims at high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses on migration as well as workshops on related policy issues for professional development.  Lectures and discussions given and led by a distinguished international faculty will also be combined with field trips within Istanbul involving seminars given by policy-makers and implementers.
Course offerings will take into account the various needs of academic and professional development in the field of international migration across a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, demography, economics, political science, sociology, and international relations.  The program seeks to bring together groups of interested individuals coming from an enormously varied geographical, cultural and academic background to study intensively.  The courses will be taught by a team of well-known academics in the field who will also represent a wide range of countries in an effort to match the diversity of the student body.  Such a multi-cultural composition will provide a stimulating environment for engaging participants and faculty in an inspiring and enriching dialogue during the summer school on migration-relation issues. The summer school will be conducted in English; readings will also be in English.  A certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the program.


MiReKoc International Summer School is designed as a program for 20 graduate and postgraduate students as well as junior migration experts. Applications from all over the world are encouraged.


While applications from all over the world are encouraged, only a few number of applicants admitted on merit will be eligible for full scholarship.  This year while five scholarships will be available for candidates from the Central and Eastern Europe, other partial scholarships will also be granted based on merit.


The fee for the program is 1400 Euros, which includes registration, course materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and accommodation. Accommodation will be subsidized by Koç University. Five students from Central and Eastern Europe will receive full scholarships based on merit. Further subsidies will also be available based on merit.
Application package must include:
  • A detailed resume,
  • Two reference letters,
  • The transcript of the latest higher education institution attended,
  • Proof of English knowledge (such as TOEFL or IELTS scores),
  • A writing sample on migration and migration related issues (a conference paper, thesis, or an article)
and be sent to
Deadline for applications is 1 April 2012.
Decisions will be announced on April 30, 2012 via e-mail.
If you have any questions see contact information here.
For the program of the Summer School 2011, see here.

The Official Website

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Research Grant in Middle East Studies, Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 15 January 2012
Open to: Applicants with a M.A. degree in a Middle East-related discipline
Grant: Monthly stipend of € 1000


The Orient-Institut Istanbul is located in the neighborhood of Cihangir, conveniently close to Taksim Square, one of the major cultural, entertainment and transport centers of the city. With Istanbul’s rich archives, manuscript libraries, museum and art collections, the institute offers unique opportunities for research on Islamic, Mediterranean and Turkish culture, society and history.
The Orient-Institut Istanbul carries out academic research, with current interests spanning from the study of the plurality of Turkic languages and peoples, Ottoman history, migration, to the current dynamic development of the region. Much of our work is conducted in cooperation with universities and independent academic institutions, both in Turkey and abroad.
The Orient-Institut Istanbul is also home to an ever-growing research library open to the public, focusing on Ottoman Studies, Turcology, as well as on the study of contemporary Turkey.
The Orient-Institut Istanbul offers a research grant for PhD students. Grants are available to support research in the Humanities and Social Sciences on the region, its history, culture, languages and contemporary affairs.


Prospective applicants are expected to hold an M.A. degree in a Middle East related discipline. A basic command of German and Turkish is expected of all applicants.


The award consists of a monthly stipend of € 1000 for the duration of up to a maximum of one year.


The proposed research project should have a regional focus on, either, Turkey, the Balkans, the Volga or Caucasus region as well as Central Asia. The complete application should specify the necessity of conducting research in Istanbul, or Turkey, respectively, and include a detailed timeframe for the envisioned research.
Participation in colloquiums at the institute is expected. Research stays outside of Istanbul have to be coordinated with the director.
Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2012, to the:
Director of the Orient-Institut Istanbul
Prof. Dr. Raoul Motika
Susam Sokak 16-18, D. 8
344 33 Cihangir – Istanbul

And also by e-mail, please, to:
Applications must include the following documents:
  • Coverletter
  • CV
  • Outline of the proposed research
  • Letter of recommendation written by an academic supervisor
  • Copy of the M.A. diploma
  • Documentation of Turkish language skills
Deadline for applications is 15 January 2012.
The Official Website

Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) at The University of Tasmania, Australia

These scholarships provide international students with a 25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of the course. It is available to all bachelor degrees (except Medicine, Pharmacy and Psychology) including an Honours year and postgraduate by coursework degrees.  The scholarship also extends to some of the university’s Foundation Studies programs, Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. The scholarship is for tuition fees only and is not transferrable to other costs such as living expenses.

Available to all international students who submit an application to study most courses at UTAS. Applicants are automatically assessed for this scholarship.  Applicants can be awarded a TIS for all semester intakes.  Selection for the Tasmanian International Scholarship will be based on high achievement in studies at secondary, diploma and degree level courses.  Applicants will be notified in their Offer Packs whether they have been successful or not in being awarded a scholarship providing final results have been submitted. Successful students will, in addition, receive a Scholarship Offer outlining the details of their TIS including conditions. Students should read their scholarship offer carefully.  Please note that the International Office does not reassess students who were unsuccessful for a TIS based on their academic progress at UTAS.

Application Procedure

As students are assessed automatically upon submission of their International Student Application Form, there is no need to apply separately, nor do recipients need to apply for on-going eligibility.

Submission Deadline
Please contact the scholarship provider at

Website Link

Prague Summer Schools 2012

Center for Public Policy (CPVP) in cooperation with the Institute for European and National Strategies (InStrategy) will organize various Summer Schools between 30 June and 7 July 2012:

+Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
+European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe

Prague Summer Schools (PSS), Czech Republic are designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various academic backgrounds from the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and other parts of the world to learn and enjoy their holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.

Prague Summer Schools have lots to offer for every student. Please chose the program according to your field of study or your interests and spend a socially and culturally intensive, as well as academically challenging week in Prague!
Our mission is to bring about the efficient and innovative policy solutions. The Center for Public Policy (CPVP) provides analysis and alternative solutions on a wide spectrum of public policies in the Czech Republic in order to improve the governance of public matters and resources.

Prague Summer Schools (PSS) aim to contribute to international dialog on the important social and economic issues thereby bringing a large group of international students to Prague to spend one week in challenging and intensive educational environment.

We founded the PSS because we believe that the exchange of views of individuals coming from different academic and cultural backgrounds based on high quality information provided during the lectures supports international understanding and may have a significant impact on the world's future.

How to Apply 

Please fill in and submit the On-line Application Form. There is no application fee. The tuition fees vary from 680 EUR to 750 EUR. Tuition includes complete course reading materials, student’s handbook, maps,
accommodation and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), fieldtrips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, lunches and other personal expenses.

You will be asked to paste the following documents into the spaces specified in the On-line Application:
  • Your recent resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A statement-of-purpose not to exceed 500 words stating your reasons for applying to the Institute, and what you would like to gain by attending.
The language of the Institute is English. Therefore, non-native speakers of English should provide a proof of English proficiency. It might be one of the following: the IELTS/TOEFL score, letter from an English professor or official certificate of completed English courses.

You can also e-mail, snail mail or fax your application.

Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
Final Application Deadline:
May 15, 2012 


We encourage students to search for outside funding to cover their programs fees and/or travel expenses. Students are encouraged to explore funding opportunities available through their home universities, non-governmental organizations and government sources, such as the Soros Foundation. Local businesses, corporations and employers are often a good source for additional scholarship help. We will be happy to provide accepted students with a letter of support for potential sponsors.

Please note that eligibility requirements, applications, dates and other deyails vary by the school! 

Further information can be found on the summer schools website:

Ljubljana Summer School - Take the Best from East & West 2012

Applications are now open for the 2012 edition of the international summer school Take the Best from East & West held at the Economic Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The summer school will take place on 9-27 July 2012.

The Ljubljana Summer School is a three-week programme. It is open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Over three exciting and challenging weeks, students attend courses, interact with managers during company visits, discover the local culture and socialise with people from all around the world.  Students will be able to choose from among many courses which are academically challenging and intellectually stimulating. Discussions between professors and students through various interactive teaching methods are strongly encouraged. Coming from Slovenia and all over the world, the lecturers are experts in their chosen fields and actively involved in academic research; many act as advisers and consultants to companies and the government.

Courses and ECTS Credits
We offer many courses which are academically challenging and intellectually stimulating. Discussion between professors and students through various interactive teaching methods are strongly encouraged. Lecturers, from Slovenia and all over the world, are experts in their chosen fields and are actively involved in academic research; many act as advisers and consultants to companies and the government. 

In line with your home university policy, you can earn ECTS credits if you fulfil all course requirements. Together with ECTS credits you receive a Certificate of Attendance. You may choose one or two courses. The courses will be lectured in the morning or in the afternoon. Number of students per course is limited. Please note that a course will not be offered if fewer than 15 students apply. 

Lecturing is in English. There are 10 lecture days of 3 in-class units per course/day. Additionally the study of a 6 ECTS course includes 30 hours of independent study, 15 hours of homework and 15 hours of group work. On the last day the examination takes place.


During Ljubljana Summer School 2012 students will stay in student dormitories near the Faculty of Economics. The accommodation is in twin rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchen with cable internet connection. Students may be sharing a room either with another student (of the same gender) of Ljubljana Summer School or a regular student (of the same gender) of the University of Ljubljana.

Study fee: EUR 550; includes tuition and study materials for one or two courses, use of the Faculty library, computer rooms, free wireless internet access, some social events and a welcome package. 

Hospitality Package: EUR 300; includes accommodation in a twin room with a shared bathroom and kitchen, free cable internet access, breakfast and lunch on weekdays and a city bus ticket. 

Late payment fee: EUR 150 for payments received from 6 May to 30 June 2012. 

Not included in the fee: Transport to and from Ljubljana, health insurance, visa costs, some social activities, organised visits and trips around Slovenia, additional meals and personal expenses. 


Early Bird fee payment: for payments received by May 5 2012 

Late fee payment: for payments received from May 6 2012 until 30 June 2012. 

Apply online:

Please send all your questions to

Winter University Course on Negotiation, Professional Relationship, and Protocols

Winter University Course on Negotiation, Professional Relationship, and Protocols will be held on February 16-22, 2012 in Kosovo. This course will develop your understanding of the principles, strategies, and tactics of effective negotiation and professional relationship management. You will also increase awareness and understanding of ethical principles and stakeholder considerations that influence the choices offered and made in transactions and relationships. You will learn to identify and assess the variables in negotiations, develop sound negotiation planning techniques, develop an understanding of various strategies and tactics to use as you ethically resolve conflicts, transactional and interpersonal differences. Learn how to use that knowledge to execute effective dispute resolutions, and improved competence to manage professional relationships. The course methodology is highly participative and utilizes class discussion, assigned readings, and simulations in one-on-one, fishbowl, and group situations.

Course Overview

This course is designed to help you better understand the theory, processes, and practices of negotiation, conflict resolution and relationship management so that you can be a more effective negotiator in a wide variety of situations. If you take advantage of the opportunities this course offers, you will be comfortable and more productive managing negotiations as well as professional and personal relationships. You will develop an understanding of the principles, strategies, and tactics of effective negotiation, conflict resolution, and relationship management, and enhance your ability to assess the variables in negotiations, the impact of interpersonal styles, personality, and culture. The course treats negotiation, conflict resolution and relationship management as complex processes that require the successful practitioner to develop and use a unique blend of perceptual, persuasive, analytical, and interpersonal skills. After each exercise, we will discuss what happened and why it happened so that you will develop understanding as well as factual knowledge.

Participation fee for:
• Kosovo and Western Balkan students is 100 Euro; (former KYATA’s students 90 Euro)
• YATA and ATA members is 100 euro ( all inclusive) and for non-ATA and YATA members 140 Euro

Application deadline: 28 January 2012

Application form may be obtained via web page or you can request it at

Postgraduate Position in Political science focused on peace-and Conflict research and public administrations, Sweden

The doctoral candidate programme amounts to 240 credits (which is equivalent to four years of study full time). It formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending his/her printed doctoral thesis.

The holder of a postgraduate position has as his/her primary obligation to successfully fulfil his/her third cycle education ending with a PhD degree. Regulations concerning appointment as a full time postgraduate student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 §§. The holder of a postgraduate position is expected to participate actively in the research and teaching environment of the Department. He/she will normally have to perform departmental duties, above all teaching, amounting to about 20 per cent of full time.

The project’s three aims are:
  • to explore the role of public administrations in conflict resolution and conflict generation,
  • to generate new analytical concepts and develop a theoretical framework for understanding the role of public administrations in different democratic context,
  • and to subsequently advance a public administration toolbox for conflict resolution.

To be eligible for third cycle studies an applicant must
  • Have been awarded a second cycle degree
  • Have completed studies the equivalent of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are at the second cycle level, or
  • Have acquired basically the same qualifications in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Application Procedure
Your application should contain:
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Copies of grades and examination certificates
  3. Bachelor’s and Master’s theses in political science or in a discipline judged as equivalent to political science
  4. A concise research plan (maximum 2000 words, including references)
  5. Name and contact information of three academic referees
  6. Other qualifications of relevance for the position.
Please use Lund University job application portal when applying. Complementary documents, such as publications/books in three copies should be sent to: Registry office, Lund University, P.O. Box 117, SE-221 00 LUND, SWEDEN (Address for delivery of packages: Byrålogen 5C).

Submission Deadline
15 February 2012

Website Link

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

International Summer School, 2012, Norway

Deadline: 1 February 2012
Open to: 550 students from nearly 100 countries with proficiency in English
Scholarship: covers travel costs, accommodation, extra course fees, pocket money

The International Summer School (ISS)  is part of the University of Oslo, in Norway. ISS offers intensive Master’s and Bachelor’s courses over six weeks. They welcome more than 550 students from nearly 100 countries from late June to early August. The ISS is a learning community of diverse students who come together to study, interact and increase understanding and good will between nations. It aims at developing and conveying knowledge and at promoting understanding between people from different cultures. This dual purpose is reflected in the ISS motto: “Six Weeks of Academic Achievement and International Good Will”.
12 Bachelor level courses offered at the International Summer School:
8 Master level courses offered at the International Summer School:


The International Summer School (ISS) has a wide variety of full and partial scholarships, but the competition for scholarships is tough. Scholarships may cover:
  • travel costs
  • the basic on-campus or off-campus fee
  • extra course fees
  • pocket money (NOK 3000)


The admission requirements for ISS listed below must be met prior to the start of the ISS.
Bachelor’s courses
Master’s courses
Scholarship applicants
Many applicants will find that they are academically qualified to attend ISS, but they will not meet the requirements set by the scholarship donors. Many scholarship applicants are academically qualified to attend the ISS, but they do not meet the requirements for a scholarship. As a result, the application will be rejected.
To be a successful scholarship candidate you will need to demonstrate:
  • that your academic background is related to the course you wish to take;
  • that your professional background/goals are related to the course you wish to take;
  • financial need;
  • personal qualities that make you a good representative of your country.
Competition for scholarships is high. Many scholarship applicants are rejected in the Pre-Application phase. At this point, the applicant can switch the status to “self-paying” or “sponsored” and try to find the funding from a source outside the ISS.


The International Summer School admits students once a year to its six-week summer programme. The deadline for scholarship applications is 1 February. Self-paying applicants can apply after this date. You will simultaneously choose your classes and apply for admission to the ISS. Course changes are possible, but limited.
1. Online Pre-Application
Choose one: Pre-Application for Bachelor’s course(s) or Pre-Application for a Master’s course. The Pre-Application form is open from November to April.

2. Application sent to you by e-mail
The ISS will review your Pre-Application and respond by e-mail. If you are are qualified to apply, they will send an application and an application guide electronically to the e-mail address you provided within 1 – 5 working days.

3. Gather required supporting documents
Gather all the documents that the ISS requires and include them with the application form. See required documents for more information.

4. Post your application
Complete your application form, compile your required documents and send your application by post to the correct ISS Office. Scholarship-seeking candidates must mail their application no later than 1 February.

Note: The ISS do NOT accept applications sent by e-mail or fax.
The Official Website

The Goethe-Institut’s Translation Grant Programme

Deadline: Ongoing
Open to: Only non-German publishers are entitled to apply for translation grants.
Grant: The Goethe-Institut contributes part of the translation costs to the publisher, payable on publication of the translated work. It is not envisaged that the Goethe-Institut will finance the full costs of the translation or printing or editorial costs.


The Goethe-Institut’s translation grant programme “Translations of German books into other languages” provides support to non-German publishers with the publication of translated German titles. This enables important academic contributions, challenging fiction, literature for children and young adults, and selected non-fiction works, to be made accessible to non-German-speaking readers. The programme serves cultural-political aims and is an important guiding instrument of cultural and educational foreign policy. In cases where an application for a translation grant is successful, the Goethe-Institut contributes part of the translation costs to the publisher, payable on publication of the translated work. It is not envisaged that the Goethe-Institut will finance the full costs of the translation or printing or editorial costs.
The programme has been running for nearly 35 years, during which time they have given financial support to the publication of around 5000 books in 45 languages.
Priority is given to works in the following subject areas:
  • democracy, the rule of law, and civil society
  • current regional and global issues
  • the cultural dimension of European integration
  • recent German history
  • outstanding works of contemporary German literature
Consideration will also be given to:
  • classical German literature
  • contemporary drama
  • quality literature for children and young adults


Only non-German publishers are entitled to apply for translation grants.


In cases where an application for a translation grant is successful, the Goethe-Institut contributes part of the translation costs to the publisher, payable on publication of the translated work. It is not envisaged that the Goethe-Institut will finance the full costs of the translation or printing or editorial costs.


The following documents are required:
  • a fully completed application form;
  • a legally valid licence agreement;
  • a legally valid translator’s contract;
  • justification of the project with information on the relevance of the work to the target sales audience, how it fits into the publisher’s list, and on why financial support is required
  • two copies of the German edition of the publication plus reviews. (Books and reviews should be requested from the German publisher and then forwarded to the Munich Central Office of the Goethe-Institut, Bereich 33, Literatur und Übersetzungsförderung.
Please submit the application form to the Goethe-Institut in your country. If there is no Goethe-Institut in your country, please contact the German embassy.
The Goethe-Institut in your country will evaluate your application. If an application is successful, the Goethe-Institut will forward the documents, together with a supporting statement, to the central office of the Goethe-Institut in Munich. There a committee will decide on the value of the sum to be granted. If an application is rejected, the Goethe-Institut in your country will inform you directly.
Application deadlines:
The committee meets four times a year as follows:
  • End of January: fiction; literature for children and young adults
  • End of April: all categories
  • End of July: fiction; literature for children and young adults
  • End of October: all categories
Next meeting:
The Goethe-Instituts accept applications all year round. They are dealt with at the next meeting due to take place. However, please note that applications which arrive less than four weeks before the next due meeting in Munich cannot usually be taken into consideration.
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Apply Today - Assistants in EU

EPSO is organising an open competition to select assistants to work in the institutions of the European Union in the following fields:
  1. Financial Management / Accounting  Find out more about the profile
  2. Communication  Find out more about the profile
  3. Project Management / Programme Management / Contract Management  Find out more about the profile

When you join the European institutions in one of these roles, you can expect a challenging international work environment and a career full of opportunities.
Am I eligible?
You must:
  • be a citizen of an EU country;
  • have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union;
  • have a satisfactory knowledge of English, French or German as a second language (must be different from the main language chosen).
You must also:
  • have at least 3 years of professional experience in the field chosen after having obtained a post-secondary diploma (for field 1: a diploma in finance or accounting; for field 2: a diploma in communication, media studies, journalism or public relations; no particular specifications for field 3 );
  • OR have at least 6 years of relevant professional experience in the chosen field after having completed secondary education.

Detailed information
including job profile, nature of duties, qualifications, professional experience, knowledge of languages, testing conditions is given in the Notice of Competition, published in the Official Journal of the European Union and on this website on 1 December 2011.

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6th Global Conference: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging, Oxford, UK

Deadline: 16 March 2012
Open to: All interested scholars
Venue: 16th  September 2012 – 19th September 2012 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom


This multi-disciplinary project seeks to explore the new and prominent place that the idea of culture has for the construction of identity and the implications of this for social membership in contemporary societies. In particular, the project will assess the context of major world transformations, for example, new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact of globalisation on tensions, conflicts and on the sense of rootedness and belonging. Looking to encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which struggle to understand what it means for people, the world over, to forge identities in rapidly changing national, social andcultural contexts.
Papers, workshops and presentations are invited on any of the following themes:
1. Challenging Old Concepts of Self and Other
  • Who is Self and who is Other?
  • The new value of social diversity and cultural multiplicity; breaking with homogeneity and sameness
  • What is the place of difference and alterity, of normality and normalisation in defining identity and membership
  • How to account for social membership and cultural identity?
  • Making sense of transformations and their effects over culture, identity and membership
  • Othering, excluding, stygmatising
2. Nations, Nationhood and Nationalisms
  • What does it mean, today, to belong to a nation?
  • New migrants, new migratory flows and massive movements from peripheral to central countries
  • Resurgence of the local and the diminishing importance of the national
  • Are we living post-national realities?
  • What is the place of cultural claims in today’s forms of social membership?
  • Models of multiculturalism and the contemporary experience of multiculturalism(s)
  • Assimilation, integration, adaptation and other forms of placing the responsibility of change on the Other
3. Institutions, Organizations and Social Movements
  • Evaluating the promises and institutions of post-national governing
  • Institutions and organisations that do more for money than for people
  • Political battles over globalization
  • Social movements, new rebellion and alternative globalizations
  • Trans-cultural connections that escape institutional and political intentions or control
  • New forms of global exclusion
4. Persons, Personhood and the Inter-Personal
  • De-centering individuals and the making of persons; thinking and acting with others in mind and interpersonally
  • Tensions, contradictions and conflicts of identity formation and social membership
  • New sources and forms of belonging; new tribalism, localism, parochialism and communitarianism
  • Bonds of care across boundaries of inequality and exclusion, ideologies and religions, politics and power, nations andgeography
  • Who am I if not the relation with others?
  • Non-recognition as cultural violence
5. Media and Artistic Representations
  •  The role of new and old media in the construction of cultures and identities, of nations and place
  • Production and reproduction of cultural typing and stereotyping
  • The contested space of representing culture, identity and belonging
  • Art, media and how to challenge the rigid and impenetrable constructions of culture
  • Living, being and belonging through art
  • Life imitating art and fiction
6. Transnational Cultural Interlacing of Contemporary Life
  • What is shared from cultures? How are cultures shared? Who has access to the sharing of cultures?
  • Cultural claims and human rights
  • Exploring multiculturalism as a plural experience: Shouldn’t we be talking about multiculturalisms?
  • Living in a context with the cultural markers of a different context: Is that transculturalism?
  • Languages, idioms and new emerging forms of wanting to bridge the ‘invisible’ divide of cultures
  • Symbols and significations that connect people to places other than ‘their own’
  • Culture, identity and belonging by choice
7. New Concepts, New Forms of Inclusion
  • Recognition and respect without exclusion
  • An ethics for social relations in a new millennium
  • What to do with historically old concepts like tolerance, acceptance and hospitality?
  • Should not we all be strangers? Should not we all be foreigners?
  • Is there any use for cosmopolitanism these days?
  • Loving the other within the self; building fluid boundaries of belonging and being
The 2012 meeting of Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging will run alongside the forth meeting of our project on Fashion – Exploring Critical Issues and we anticipate holding sessions in common between the two projects.  Any papers considering the problems or addressing issues of Fashion, Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging are welcomed.


The conference is open to all interested scholars interested in the issues of Fashion, Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging.


The conference will take place from Sunday 16th  September 2012 until Wednesday 19th September 2012, at Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom.


Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 16th March 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 22nd June 2012.
300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Multiculturalism Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication.
Organising Chairs
  • Dr S. Ram Vemuri
    School of Law and Business, Faculty of Law, Business and Arts
    Charles Darwin University
    Darwin NT0909, Australia
    Email: Dr S. Ram Vemuri
  • Rob Fisher
    Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
    Freeland, Oxfordshire,
    United Kingdom
    E-Mail: Rob Fisher
The conference is part of the Diversity and Recognition research projects, which in turn belong to the At the Interface programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.
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