Saturday, 26 May 2012

Hermann Strenger Scholarships,Germany

Deadline: July 15, 2012
Open to
: students studying to be educators in the field of science, from German-speaking countries wishing to study abroad and foreign applicants who want to study in Germany.
: Support is generally intended to cover the cost of living, travel costs and incurred project costs


The program is aimed at committed young people in the final stages of their training or those who have successfully completed their training within the last two years and who are looking to go abroad for a maximum of one year to gain initial international experience as part of a project, internship, training course or simply “on-the-job” work.
The focus is on the following career areas:

  • Technical careers
  • Science-related careers
  • Careers in the health sector
  • Business careers


Support is generally intended to cover the cost of living, travel costs and incurred project costs. Each applicant can request a specific amount of support by submitting a “cost plan”, and the Board of Trustees then comes to a decision based on this request.
The scholarship is paid out in installments according to an individually agreed payment plan.


Examples include office/commercial/IT administrators, office communications personnel, systems/industrial/precision mechanics, electronics specialists in industrial and automation engineering, IT technicians, mechatronics engineers, IT specialists, biology and chemistry laboratory technicians, chemical/pharmaceutical technicians, biological/chemical/pharmaceutical/medical assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and medical support staff.
Applications are welcome from individuals from Germany with a suitable project looking to go abroad and from those from outside Germany planning a comparable stay in Germany.
Further prerequisites include good to very good training grades, a high level of commitment professionally and socially or culturally and written confirmation from the foreign receiving institution regarding the planned project.


The next application period for the Hermann Strenger Scholarships will be from June 1 until July 15, 2012.
Application service
For more information about the scholarship please contact +49 (0) 214-30-41111
or email: (Monday to Friday).

The Official Website

Summer School: Innovation in Business – Environmental Challenges

Deadline: June 6th, 2012
Open to:
Undergraduate or postgraduate students (relating to academic year 2011/2012) wishing to develop their creative thinking and innovation in the field of Entrepreneurship and International Business
International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia


International School for Social and Business Studies (ISSBS) invites you to participate at Summer School 2012: Innovation in Business – Environmental Challenges which will be held in Celje, Slovenia from 25 June to 6 July 2012. Summer School’s main focus will be on practical development of participants’ creative thinking and innovation in the field of Entrepreneurship and International Business.
Summer School will be carried out in English and will be based on creative teaching methods, including Innovation Workshop, Teamwork and Creativity Workshop and Simulation of Market Developments Workshop which will enable and help participants to identify and pursue international business opportunities. After the successful completion of Summer School’s study obligations each participant will receive 6 ECTS in study course Innovation in Business.
Participants will be faced with real business challenges provided by participating companies, which stem from their activity on domestic and foreign markets. Participants will become acquainted with issues of sustainable development in the field of management of drinking and waste water, renewable energy, and to identify potential business-innovative approaches in this field. Solutions from participant’s group project work will then be presented to the representatives of the participating companies.
Participation of students from different European countries is anticipated. Expected results of Summer School 2012 are motivated participants with a developed skill for a different approach to business ideas and a gained knowledge of implementation of their ideas in an international environment.


Summer School 2012 has 35 application places for foreign and Slovenian participants.
Participants must be undergraduate or postgraduate students (relating to academic year 2011/2012)


Summer School 2012 will be held in International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia from 25 June to 6 July 2012.
There is a Tuition Fee in the amount of 240 EUR. All participants have to pay Registration Fee of 100 EUR that covers social activities (study visits, picnic, closing ceremony, welcome package, study materials …)

Accommodation will be organised by ISSBS in the nearby MCC Hostel. Students pay for their own accommodation approximately 180-240 EUR (student can also arrange their own accommodation).
Travel costs:

Students cover their own travel costs.
Important note:

There is a possibility that ISSBS receives funding from European Social Fund and the Ministry of Higher Education. In this case there will be no tuition fee and student accommodation will also be covered. The only cost students will have to pay would be the registration fee. We are expecting this information to be known very soon and we will inform all applicants about this information as soon as we receive it. In any case students cover their own travel costs.


Please apply by filling out the application form (click here for an Application Form) and send it electonically to e-mail address or print it out and send it by regular mail to:
International School for Social and Business Studies
Mariborska cesta 7
3000 Celje, Slovenia, EU
Aplication deadline is  8 June 2012. Students will receive a notification of acceptance until 15 June 2012.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

International Parliamentary Scholarships in Germany

The German Bundestag collaborates with the Humboldt University in Berlin to run its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) scheme.
This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government.
The scheme involves fifteen-week placements with Members of the German Bundestag. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. For example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings.
The exchange programmes of the German Bundestag are conceived of as exciting ways of teaching young people about the significance of friendly cooperation based on shared political and cultural values.

Would you like to work at the German Parliament?

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The scholarship-winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel.


  • University degree
  • Very good knowledge of German
  • Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship


  • 450 euros per month
  • Free accommodation
  • Insurance and travel expenses
More information:

Hubert Humphrey Fellowships for International Students

Brief description:
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.
The Humphrey Program is a non-degree-granting program. Participants may complete academic coursework at their host university to update their academic and professional knowledge in their field, but they do not receive an academic degree as a result of their participation in the program.
Host Institution(s):
Fellows are placed at one of eighteen (8) participating USA universities.  Fellows are not able to choose which university they will attend. Rather, they are assigned  to the most appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field.
Field of study:
• Agricultural and Rural Development;
• Communications/Journalism;
• Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention;
• Economic Development/Finance and Banking;
• Educational Administration, Planning and Policy;
• HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention;
• Higher Education Administration;
• Human Resource Management;
• Law and Human Rights;
• Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change;
• Public Health Policy and Management;
• Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration;
• Teaching of English as a Foreign Language;
• Technology Policy and Management;
• Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention;
• Urban and Regional Planning.
Number of Awards:
Approximately 160-190 are awarded with the fellowship each year.
Target group:
Scholarship value/inclusions:
The Fellowship provides for:
•  Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
•  Pre-academic English language training, if required;
•  A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
•  Accident and sickness coverage;
•  A book allowance;
•  A one-time computer subsidy;
•  Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the program and domestic travel to required program events);
•  A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.
The applicant must have:
•  an undergraduate (first university) degree,
•  a minimum of five years of substantial professional experience,
•  limited or no prior experience in the United States,
•  demonstrated leadership qualities,
•  a record of public service in the community, and
•  strong English skills.
Please contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commission in your country of residence to learn about possible specific program requirements (link found below).
Application instructions:
The deadlines for applicants vary by country but falls around May to September each year. Please check with the Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your country to learn about the exact deadline for submitting applications.  Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by 1 October.
Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures.   It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Contact information:
Click here for country-specific contact information.  Also see the FAQs.

Internship: International Labour Organization is offering internship positions

If you are thinking of entering the world of the UN within a specialized agency, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will offer you its unique tripartite structure and projects around the decent work agenda, where working with governments, employers and workers is the exciting challenge of every days work.

The ILO is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues. If you are interested in joining the ILO as an intern you will help to make its vision of universal human conditions of labour a reality.

At the ILO you will face dynamic, results-based practices. Our culture promotes high-performance and encourages knowledge-sharing and enhanced talent management. As the acknowledged leader in labour issues, ILO is committed to building future leaders in the world of work. ILO's Internship Programme provides a wide range of opportunities for young high calibre graduate and postgraduate students or recently graduated candidates who now look for a first working experience in fields related to the ILO's mandate and activities.

What will I learn and take away from this experience?

The aim of our internship programme is to give you exposure to the daily work of the ILO. You will be given the opportunity to support and learn from our people and be part of a team. You will be accompanying outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management within the Organization. Moreover, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as support to work on our fundamental principles, exciting programmes and groundbreaking strategies. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.

As an intern at the ILO, you are seen as a valuable source of young talent that can contribute through the most recent academic thinking and research experience to our daily work and challenges.

Can I apply for an internship?

Every year a limited number of places for internships are available. To check if you are eligible to join the programme, you should ask yourself the following questions:

• What particularly interests you about the ILO?

• Are you currently enrolled in the last year of a graduate degree (Master or equivalent) or in a higher degree programme relevant to the ILO's work or have you completed such a programme in the year preceding the application?

• Do you have a working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO's official languages (English, French or Spanish)?

Furthermore, you should be able and interested to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment and have excellent communication skills. As an intern you need to be able to work fairly independently as well as part of a team and be initiative and flexible. Any past work experience and knowledge of IT-related work would be an advantage. Please also note, that close relatives of a serving ILO official are not eligible. The same applies to candidates who have already been working at the ILO or who have already participated in the Internship programme earlier.

How long is the Internship?

The length of an internship is usually between three up to a maximum of six months. Internships start on the 1st or 15th of each month (or the day after if it happens to be a non-working day)

Is the internship paid?

Where an intern is not supported by an institution (university, government or other institution), a stipend to cover basic subsistence costs will be paid by the ILO.

What do previous interns say about the Programme?

Working at the ILO has given me a glimpse into the work of a specialized UN agency whose work is well regarded world-over. Working in a multi-ethnic environment and in an organization that respects and appreciates its employees has left an indelible appreciation in my mind for the ILO.

Shagun Kare (Employment Sector – ED/ EMP )

The aim of the organization is in line with my interests and my beliefs and I like how the organization is based on three constituents. What I found of particular interest in my programme was the clear connection and collaboration between headquarters and the field. I have learned how an organization, consisting of many constituents, can work towards decent work in different kinds of projects and programmes. What I also appreciated was the dedicated staff members and their interesting profiles and I will also remember all the interns from all over the world that I got to know in the office.

Karin Rehnberg, (International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour IPEC)

One of the special things that I have come across during the course of my internship here at the ILO has been the diversity, openness, and professionalism that is demonstrated by the ILO staff around the house. I appreciate working with a supervisor who has a diverse background and is highly attentive to the work we are doing together as a team. This spirit of teamwork and professionalism, which I believe applies to the rest of the house as well, is a great source of encouragement for me in doing my work, and is likely to stick with me to guide my future professional career.

Abdul Saboor Atrafi (Sector)

The attentiveness of ILO staff to ensure the well being of interns, combined with the ILO Intern Network's active role in organizing enrichment activities, facilitates a refreshing array of professional and extracurricular growth opportunities for those interested in learning first-hand about the work of the ILO!

Brian Clayton, Co-President of the ILO Intern Board (Microinsurance Innovation Facility - Social Finance Programme - SFP )

I am a student from France in my last year of my Master's program in HR Global Management. I am currently in the ILO for my requisite internship before graduating. ILO is turning out to be the best organization for me because I am learning so much from everyone here. This intercultural, international environment is really rewarding and this makes the internship experience really special. I have only been here for a few days and will stay for 6 months. I am really excited for this opportunity. I really want to do my best because this is the first time I am seeing how HR, trade union, social security, decent work and other fields go from theory to reality. At the ILO, you have the chance to see how labour standards are applied in each country. The ILO strategic objectives seek to create a more ethical and fair world for the future. Being here allows you to become more responsible and aware of what is happening in the world in such issues as child labour.Come and join us to be part of this movement for better global working conditions for everyone!

Marion-Cecile Adolphe (Human Resources Department- HRD)

Keep in mind...

The cost of travel, insurance and accommodation, as well as living expenses, are the responsibility of you as an intern or your sponsoring institution: You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements and for obtaining the necessary passport and visa or other documents for entering Switzerland or any other duty station. You are also responsible for arranging your own accommodation as well as for procuring and maintaining your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents while you are pursuing your internship at the ILO.

How do I apply?

You are advised to consult the ILO's website to familiarize yourself with the work of the various sectors and departments and identify the areas that interest you most.

You can submit your application together with a covering letter to our roster ( Profiles for internship positions are posted on a regular basis

Your application through the roster increases the visibility of your profile by the different departments.

Please note that only two applications per recruitment advertisement period are accepted.

When would I get an answer? :

If a department opens an internship position, it will consult the roster. In case your profile matches, you will be contacted directly by the department. Please note that due to the large number of applicants, departments are not necessarily in a position to reply to each request and only short-listed applicants will be contacted for telephone interview.

Where can I find more information on specific departments and activities ?

A list of all departments and field offices can be found at:

How can apply to regional offices?

There are few positions available. Please directly contact the relecantregional office :

Africa: Ms. Marika Maillot :
Americas: Ms. Maria Elena Larrea:
Asia and the Pacific : Regional HR Unit :
Arab States: Mr. Answer Qureshi:
Europe (Budapest and Moscow):
ILO-Washington : Ms. Romina Bandura

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Balmoral Residential Scholarships

Deadline: July 13th, 2012
Open to: 
 International visual artists of any age
 1,200 € a month


Artists’ residence Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems, Foundation for Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate, which was founded in 1995, is a place of reflection, artistic production, discussion and meeting. It supports visual artists from the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic arts, design, photography, video as well as from new media and landscape art from all over the world by awarding artists-in-residence scholarships.
The Künstlerhaus is publicly presented through lectures, concerts and exhibitions. Works by the scholarship holders are regularly shown in a relaxed atmosphere. The Künstlerhaus perceives itself as an intersection between the different kinds of art media and theoretical reflection but also as an intermediary between current and former scholarship holders. Balmoral intends to build a bridge between the artists’ present and their future.
An exceptional offer for visual artists in Balmoral is offered by developed Baukeramik Ebinger (architectural ceramics), which produced tiles for the internationally known artist Hundertwasser. This company has opened its workshop for the Balmoral scholarship holders thus giving them the possibility to experimentalise with the material of ceramic. Prior knowledge is not mandatory. The artists will be supervised by the company’s staff. More information


Eligible to apply for a Balmoral scholarship are international visual artists of any age.
The preconditions are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A. or comparable) and three years of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of studies until the beginning of the fellowship. Applications are also possible for autodidacts distinguished by special artistic achievements, as documented by exhibitions and prizes.
To foster artistic dialog and interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge of German, English, or French is expected.


Two scholarships are awarded for the period of three months. The yearly term of residence for the three-month scholarships begins in March.
Seven scholarships are awarded for the period of six months. For the six-month scholarships the yearly term of residence begins in June.
The scholarships are endowed with 1,200 € a month. All artists invited will have their registered secondary residence in Bad Ems for the time of their stay (compulsory registration).

The scholarship holders dispose of a furnished living/bedroom with shower/WC and a studio including electricity, water and heating. Each apartment is equipped with an individual telephone and internet access. If required, the room is also wired up for radio and television. Due to the historical condition of the building, the apartments and studios in terms of their size and equipment are normally only suitable for one single person. The lounge, the dining room and the kitchen are for joint use. Pets are not admitted.

The scholarship holders can make use of the in-house facilities for free, especially of the
• wood workshop
• video laboratory Windows XP Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro (in German and English) + Avid Express (in English), DVD writer, video-edit recorder
• library and reading room with approx. 5,500 books, particularly on modern and contemporary art and the most important art magazines.

Together with the scholarship acceptance, the applicant will receive an agreement concluded with the Künstlerhaus and the house rules. After the signing of the contract by the scholarship holder, the scholarship is regarded as legally granted.
Scholarship holders are required to write a report about their stay afterwards.
Balmoral scholarships are residence scholarships; a continuously presence is obligatory.


For all scholarships offered the following documents - no originals! - have to be submitted by mail in German, English or French:
- CV including your artistic career history and previous grants
- Passport photo (for application form)
- Statement of reasons why you have chosen this scholarship and an illustration of your objectives during your intended residence (maximum one A4 page)
- At least 10, but not more than 20 photos or other images of your artistic works (no slides, no photo CDs, no MAC data CDs), max A4 size
- Explanations to the submitted works, altogether one A4 page maximum (optional)
- At most three exhibition catalogues (collective catalogues only if your works cannot be presented in a different way)
- At most three video cassettes (VHS) or DVDs, each recording no longer than 15 min.

The application materials should not exceed a total weight of 2 kg incl. packing. The Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral is not responsible for submitted application material.
Applications by e-mail will not be accepted.

Application form 
The application form is downloadable during the application term, here. Send filled form with your application documents. Applications without a filled application form will not be accepted.

Return of documents
Reshipment of the application documents will take place upon receipt of payment of EUR 15 on account mentioned in the application form.. Reception of fee after the deadline will not be considered!

The fee for reshipment is charged for applicants from Germany and the other EU- and EFTA-countries as well as from Australia, Canada, Chile, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Turkey and the USA.
Please note: If the reshipment is not marked in the application form, the documents will be destroyed automatically after the completion of the selection procedure.
The Official Website

Kurt Hansen Scholarships, Germany

Deadline: July 15, 2012
Open to
: students studying to be educators in the field of science, from German-speaking countries wishing to study abroad and foreign applicants who want to study in Germany.
: Support is generally intended to cover the cost of living, travel costs and incurred project costs


Application for a Kurt Hansen scholarship is open to students studying to be educators in the field of science.Key support areas include study projects, internships, summer courses, preparatory and supplementary study courses and theses. Assistance is also available for projects aimed at improving the training of science teachers.


Support is generally intended to cover the cost of living, travel costs and incurred project costs. It is offered for projects abroad by applicants such as internships, training courses, clinical work experience periods, semesters abroad, research projects, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral thesis projects. Each applicant can request a specific amount of support by submitting a “cost plan”, and the Board of  Trustees then comes to a decision based on this request.
The scholarship is paid out in installments according to an individually agreed payment plan. The support is provided up to 1 year.


The foundation places great emphasis on internationalism, and therefore grants scholarships exclusively to students from German-speaking countries wishing to study abroad and foreign applicants who want to study in Germany. Regular support for studies in applicants’ home countries is not offered.
Applicants should be able to show good to very good final school marks as well as a particularly good intermediate diploma. Furthermore, a broad horizon and a high level of motivation and personal commitment are expected of all applicants – be it in a social, political or cultural field.


The next application period for the Kurt Hansen Scholarships will be from June 1 until July 15, 2012.
Application service
For more information about the scholarship please contact +49 (0) 214-30-41111 or e-mail:
 (Monday to Friday).
Official website

Apply to OLE 2012

Otranto Legality Experience is a unique opportunity to investigate issues related to the link between organised crime and globalisation, through workshops, seminars and discussions held by Italian and international speakers.
Organised by FLARE Network, the 2012 edition is held in Lecce and Otranto from 16th to 29th of July 2012.
The goal is to develop and set a benchmark in Europe for the role of civil society in combating transnational organised crime.
The 2011 edition of the event was attended by more than 60 speakers and 100 participants. Media partners of the event were Current TV Italy,, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno and Telenorba.
OLE is dedicated to the memory of Renata Fonte, killed by mafia on March 31, 1984, and to the journalist Toni Fontana. The cultural coordinator of the event is Vittorio Agnoletto.
For more information and applications, please visit

Unpaid Internship in the United Nations in New York, USA

Deadline: 15 January, 31 May, 31 August, each year
Open to:
Applicants from the 27 EU Member States, who have completed minimum three years of university-level courses, with fluency in English


The Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York, offers three internship sessions per year.
The program, which is highly selective, offers interns the opportunity to follow the activities of the Delegation in UN bodies such as the Security Council, General Assembly and its various committees.


Please note internships are voluntary (unpaid), and interns will be required to work full-time (35-40 hours per week) during their internship period.


Only applicants who fulfil the following criteria will be considered.
Prospective interns must
  • hold a valid passport from one of the 27 EU Member States
  • have completed minimum three years of university-level courses preferably in political science, economics, development studies, environment studies, human rights/humanitarian law
  • be fluent in English, the main working language of the Delegation
  • provide proof of comprehensive medical and accident insurance that is valid in the USA and Canada (covering hospitalization, surgery, and repatriation, if necessary)
  • knowledge of French is preferable
  • not have already benefited from previous in-service training or employment (paid or unpaid) with any of the EU institutions or bodies for more than six weeks. Similarly, the Delegation cannot recruit a Blue Book candidate who has already performed his/her internship; on the contrary, a Blue Book candidate who has never performed a traineeship may apply for an unpaid internship


To apply, please download and complete the application form and email your application packet to the Internship Coordinator.
The application packet must include:
  • completed application
  • resume
  • letter of motivation
  • letters of recommendation from a current or former professor or employer.
Deadlines for future sessions are as follows:
  • 15 January for internship starting September to December
  • 31 May for internship starting January (the next year) to April
  • 31 August for internship starting May (the next year) to July
Official website

17th International Summer University in Kőszeg, Hungary - Scholarship possibilities

Deadline: 31 May 2012
Open to:
All interested from all over the world
Kőszeg, Hungary from June 24 – July 6, 2012
 400 EUR Participation fee; For V4 participants – 250 EUR (Polish, Slovak, Czech and Hungarian students)


Europe is at another crossroads. Institutional and economic crises have led to increased insecurity, protests and revolts. The very nature of democracy is challenged by increasing public distrust. More than ever there is a need for innovative and creative local and global solutions.
The 17th Summer University in Kőszeg, Hungary, June 24–July 6, 2012 provides a forum for discussion of emerging realities and potential alternatives in a global, European and regional context.
The Preliminary program is available here.
ECTS: Following all classes and holding a presentation participants will receive a certificate of participation and ISES values this course certificate with 5 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System which are transferable to all universities.


The Summer University will take place in Kőszeg, Hungary from June 24 – July 6, 2012.


  • Participation fee: 400 EUR
  • Participation fee for V4 participants: 250 EUR (Polish, Slovak, Czech and Hungarian students)
This covers the cost of tuition, meals (lunch and dinner), field trips, and social and cultural events throughout the entire program. Participants are welcome from all countries. Scholarships are available for MA and PhD students.


The summer university is open to all interested from any country in the world.


All application materials should be submitted in English and sent electronically in an email-friendly format to (Click here to download the Application form).
Applications must include the following:
  1. Completed Application Form with special attention to the Motivation Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Deadline for Application: May 31, 2012
For further information please contact:
Izabella Szász
Academic Coordinator
tel: +36 94 563 055

The Official Website

Scholarships for Countries in Crises at the University of Bradford , UK

Deadline: 11 June, 2012
Open to: 
Students from the countries in crisis
approximately £20,000


The University of Bradford, UK is offering a new scholarship scheme for 2012/2012. These scholarships are to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc. Students must be on a full-time Master’s programme (not MBA) and be self-funded. Students must be studying based at the University of Bradford i.e. distance learning students are not eligible to apply.


Full tuition fees and accommodation in The Green will be covered plus £2000 per annum living costs to be paid in October. Each scholarship is worth approximately £20,000.


Students from the following list of countries are invited to apply for these scholarships:Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique,Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Russia (North Caucasus), Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, United Republic of Timor-Leste, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. However in extreme circumstances applications from students from other countries will be considered by the panel.


Application tips from the Scholarship panel:
  • Explain how the situation in your country has affected you personally. Don’t just describe the situation in your country.
  • Do not send a CV but include any evidence you have to support your personal statement, since it may be recquired from you at a later date if your application is short listed.
  • Don’t focus on your academic qualifications unless it is relevant to your application.
  • The Scholarship is for a substantial amount of funding so it is expected to see students giving time and consideration to their application and using detailed information about their situation.
Applying for the Program: Please send your application package by e-mail to:
You can print it off and fill it in by hand, and send it to Scholarships, The Hub.

Application form in English (to send by e-mail)-can be downloaded here.
Application form in English (to fill in by hand, and post back)-can be downloaded here.

All parts of the form must be completed – if you don’t then your application will not be considered.
Please do not apply for this scholarship until you’ve been offered a place to study at the University of Bradford.

The application deadline is Monday 11 June, 2012. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
For further information, please contact:
tel: 01274 236637

The Official Website

USA Fulbright Scholarships for International Students

Brief description:
The Fulbright Program are scholarships in USA for international students who wants to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree.  The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies.
It is administered by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices.
Host Institution(s):
The scholarships are for study in USA Universities and Academic Institutions
Field(s) of study:
Fulbright grants are available for a variety of disciplines and fields, including the performing and visual arts, the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology. Fulbright encourages applications from all fields, including interdisciplinary ones.
The Fulbright Program will not fund applicants seeking to enroll in a medical degree program nor does it offer grants to those who wish to conduct clinical medical research or training involving patient care and/or contact but it supports the fields of public health and global health.
See the country-specific websites (link found in contact information) for updated information on approved field of studies.
Number of Awards:
Approximately 1,800 student grants are awarded to non-U.S. nationals to study in the United States annually.
Target group:
These scholarships for study in USA are for international students from Africa, East Asia and PacificEurope and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, The Americas, and South and Central Asia.
Scholarship value/inclusions:
The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study. The grant also funds tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.  See the official website for the exact scholarship inclusions.
Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please see the country specific websites to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.
Application instructions:
Outside the U.S., the Fulbright Program is administered by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices. Therefore, foreign students must apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. Program eligibility and selection procedures are determined by each country.
It is important to read the Fulbright FAQs and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Contact information:
All scholarship/financial inquiries should be made to your local embassy or Fulbright Commission.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Italian Government Bursaries for Foreign and I.R.E. Students 2012-2013

Deadline: 11 June 2012
Open to:
 Students of selected countries wishing to study at Italian public universities or other public institutions of higher education
The amount varies from country to country


The Italian Government announces the following bursary programme for foreign students and IRE (Italian Residents Abroad) to study in Italy during the Academic Year 2012/2013. The programme is offered by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its diplomatic mission in the accredited country of the applicants, to students of selected countries wishing to study at Italian public universities or other public institutions of higher education.
Before filling their application, students should contact Italian diplomatic representatives or Italian Cultural Institutes in their country of citizenship, for detailed and country specific information about this offer.


Before filling their application, students should contact Italian diplomatic representatives or Italian Cultural Institutes in their country of citizenship, for detailed and country specific information about this offer. That information includes:
  • bursary types
  • number, description and monetary amount of bursaries
  • selection procedures.
Contact details for Italian foreign missions abroad are available at Italian Embassies or Consulates Abroad. Also check the Network of Italian Cultural Institutes.
Applicants may request three month bursaries for
  • Advanced courses in Italian language and culture
  • Courses in Italian language teaching
  • Study or research projects at non-private Italian research Centres – Laboratories – Libraries -Archives – Museums
Applicants may request six or nine month bursaries for
  • Individual university courses. (Levels I or II)
  • University degree courses (Levels I or II)
  • Advanced professional training, art and music courses
  • Courses in Italian language teaching
  • Masters Degree courses (Levels I or II)
  • Doctorates Courses
  • Schools of specialisation
  • Singly or jointly supervised study or research projects


Countries whose students may apply to Italian bursaries for the academic year 2012-2013 appear on the Recipient Country List.
Applicants should study this public announcement carefully and familiarise themselves with the terms for participating in this bursary programme.
Particular attention should be paid to the following:
  • Age limit (Applicant’s age should not exceed 35 years, with some exceptions);
  • Educational background (Preferably a Masters Degree or equivalent);
  • Required documentation (Application form, referee reports, academic diplomas and transcripts, applicant’s CV)
To know more about prerequisites, please read the notes at the end of this document.


All  applicants must fill out the on-line application form at “Borse on Line”.  Application forms must be received on-line by midnight (Italian time) Monday June 11th, 2012. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the Italian Embassy in their country. Successful recipients will be asked to immediately submit authenticated copies of their documents along with their official translations in Italian.
For more information: 
please read carefully the Public announcement OF ITALIAN BURSARY PROGRAMME OFFERED TO FOREIGN AND I.R.E. STUDENTS Academic Year 2012/2013 (Versione italiana).
Applicants are kindly requested to obtain country-specific information from the Italian diplomatic mission or Italian Cultural Institute of their country of origin, either in person or from the institutional websites.
The Official Website

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Two-week internship “Civil Trust Building”

Deadline: 18 May 2012
Open to: 18-35 year old citizens of the 7 Western Balkans countries who have interest in and knowledge of EU policies.
Remuneration: No fees. Accommodation, meals, local travel, insurance and the lowest-cost trip to the host country are covered.


EU citizens should be familiar and properly informed about the actual situation in the candidate and potential candidate countries of the Western Balkans region, about the perspective of future EU enlargement. Civil society organisations on both sides of the fence can play an important role in this process by promoting public debates, carrying out information and awareness-raising campaigns, etc. We are convinced that the countries of the Western Balkans have a potential to join mainstream European processes and contribute on a partnership basis to the shaping of Europeof the future. Therefore, seven interns from the Western Balkans region will be placed for a two-week internship with six civil society organizations in EU member states. This internship will include meetings, distribution of the Enlargement questionnaire, preparation of the National Citizens’ Consultations, and participation at the Vienna evaluation meeting.
Interns will spend two weeks in Austria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia from 11-25 June 2012. Selected interns will work on the implementation of the Civil Trust Building project through meetings, visits and other forms of contacts. During that they will disseminate information about the daily realities of their country from a human perspective and learn how public opinion of the host country views the perspectives of EU enlargement. Additionally, as part of preparations for the internship they will familiarize themselves with the political, social, cultural and civil realities of the host country and participate in preparations and the holding of a national citizens’ consultation on EU enlargement organised by the host organisation. Interns will distribute the enlargement questionnaire, provide news items for the project website, share experience and report on their experience as an intern. The last commitment will be the participation at the evaluation meeting in Vienna on 25 June 2012.


  • Internship is open only to citizens of the 7 Western Balkans countries;
  • Interest in and knowledge of EU policies, particularly enlargement;
  • Good organisational and communication skills;
  • Readiness to work in a team;
  • A CSO background;
  • 18-35 years old;
  • Good knowledge of English.


  • Accommodation, meals, local travel, insurance and other incidental costs during the internship and the evaluating meeting in Vienna;
  • lowest-cost trip to the host country;
  • trip to Vienna for the evaluation meeting and return home


You can apply by sending your Europass format CV and written contribution (up to 500 words) on your motivation. Send your application to with the subject line “Civil Trust Building – 2012 Internship”. Only applications received by 18 May 2012 will be accepted. Selected interns will be informed by 23 May 2012.
The Official Website 

Application call: M100 Youth Media Workshop 2012

“After the Web 2.0 Revolutions: New Media as an Instrument for Change and Democracy?”
19 to 24 August, Potsdam/Germany
In 2011, regime change was for the first time initiated by social networks. Beginning in Tunisia, bloggers and activists called for demonstrations against their authoritarian ruling regime on Facebook and Twitter etc. Then in 2010/2011, thousands and thousands of people in several countries in North Africa and the Middle East took to the streets and – as in Tunisia und Egypt – brought about the overthrow of their rulers. In other Arab countries too, such as Libya, Syria and Bahrain, they have played and are playing a major role in rebellion and political change. All over the world young people are becoming politically active on the Internet and in social networks, twittering, posting and blogging opinions, reports and news out into the world, directly and without delay.
The Arab Spring has changed our view of social and new media. The possibility of using the Internet to change society has led to more emphasis being placed on the political component and the term “Facebook Revolution” was quickly coined. Although revolutions and political change are still brought about by people, the Web 2.0 technical revolution and the so-called “cross-media” interaction of new and conventional media like print and television that it allows for has played a crucial role and will probably remain vitally important. In retrospect, the Web 2.0 revolution may go down in history as just as important as the invention of the printing press or of audiovisual mass media and its digitalisation.
This year for the first time we plan a workshop with young journalists from Europe and from countries in transformation in the Arab world. Its goal is to provide aspiring young journalists from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Algeria etc. with an opportunity to engage in an intensive exchange of views and ideas and build networks in dialogue with young journalists from Western and Eastern Europe. Renowned media figures will lead the workshop. New ideas will be developed and open debates initiated.
The following are just some of the questions the workshop will focus on:
  • What does the Web 2.0 revolution mean for politics, the media and society? What can we learn from it?
  • Can the experiences of the Arab Spring be transferred to other situations?
  • Do the ‘network revolutionaries’ still have an influence on society and politics, even after the overthrow of regimes?
  • How do social networks influence developments in politics, culture and society; what can new media achieve as political infrastructure?
  • Could new media help stabilise political transformation processes and promote democratic structures and more participation?
  • What role can both the conventional and new media and their cross-media interaction play in these transformation processes?
  • What similarities and differences are there in the various countries?
  • How can sustainable use be made of social networks?
  • How does the local media, which is so crucial in democratisation processes, function in the various countries; does it even exist?
  • How great is the risk that new media could lead not to more freedom but to more control and censorship?
The participants will publish the results of the workshop creatively and linked with the various new media channels (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube).

Conditions of participation:

Young journalists between 18 and 26 years old from all over Europe and countries of transformation in the Arab region can apply by submitting a short text in English (three pages max.) on the topic, “The Web Revolution – what influence do Facebook, Twitter etc. have on society, politics and journalism in my country?”
Please include a brief CV and motivational statement in your application, stating your reasons for applying for this particular workshop (both in English). 20 to 25 participants will be selected from among the applicants and invited to Potsdam from 19 (arrival) to 24 August 2012 (departure). The organisers of the M100 Youth Media Workshop will cover accommodation and board during the workshop. A travel allowance is provided for. The workshop will be held in English.
Please send your application in by 28 June 2012 to
The workshop is an initiative of the City of Potsdam and Media International e.V., and supported by the Federal Foreign Office, and the ZEIT Foundation; co-operation partners include the Medienkompetenz- und Innovationszentrum Babelsberg (MIZ), DW-TV, and the European Youth Press.


Sabine Sasse
Project Manager

Potsdam Media International e.V.
M100 Sanssouci Colloquium
Hegelallee 6 - 10
D-14467 Potsdam
Tel: 0049-331-2010-101
Mobil: 0049-173 2759130
Fax: 0049-331-2010 111

Exams are Hard in Any Country: Effective Study Tips

College is a fun and exciting time. Your life is opened up to so many new experiences and new opportunities that the possibilities seem (and really are) endless. Students can learn about topics they never imagined studying, forge relationships with people they would have never encountered in any other environment, and even take their academic pursuit abroad for a period of time. These educational and personal pursuits are worthwhile in so many different ways for a young and passionate individual. While college is a time full of opportunity and growth, it is also a time of seemingly endless stress and exhaustion. With late night study sessions, intensely hard classes, and ever impending deadlines, when you're in the thick of it nothing seems more difficult than college. We can all admit, there are few things more daunting to a college student than final exams (besides maybe an 8 am class). In many ways, it seems that we as college students put the weight of an entire semester into one hour long exam. This is bound to be overwhelmingly stressful. While college exams are always going to be a drag, there are several strategies you can use in the dorms, at home, or abroad to study more effectively.

Think about Surroundings 
Your physical environment is one of the most important factors in staying focused and engaged. I would argue that your surroundings are the single most important aspect of studying in college. All too often, college student place themselves in the most distracting and disruptive environment and try to cram for their "life-ending" exam. Your optimal study environment is very much a product of personal preference. Some people work better with some sound in the background, while others need complete silence in order to be fully focused. Consider what surroundings encourage you to work best. No matter what, you're going to want to find a space that is distraction less and comfortable. Working in your dorm room (if you live in the dorms) or in your room abroad can be a very bad choice. Because these are the spaces that we sleep and relax in, they may not encourage a studious state of mind. In order to really use your time effective and efficiently find a space that you know will work for you. 

Be Motivated
Alright, so you're probably never going to really really want to study for that upcoming exam. Studying is typically a drag. Particularly when you are studying abroad, there are just so many other things you'd rather be doing. But, of course, there comes a time that studying is a must. However, you shouldn't try to force yourself to study for a test when you know you are too tired or too distracted to focus. You want to be motivated to get your studying done. If you are particularly sleepy, all the information you are studying will likely go in one ear and out the other. Studying relies heavily on your state of mind. Try resting for an hour or two before you try to study for a long period of time. This will help you get the most out of your study session and help you waste less time during the study process. 

Plan Things Out
One of the most difficult aspects of final exam time is that you are taking a test in every class you have. Sure, one exam is tough, but having five all in the same week can be excruciating. It's in situations like this that planning out your studying is a good idea. Students should try to create an agenda for their studying so that they can find a way to fit everything they need to in to the time given. Plan out what days and times you are going to dedicate to specific subjects. Within those time slots take a look at the actual material you are hoping to cover. Make sure that you are planning out something that is reasonable and achievable. By planning out your time and setting up a study agenda, you give yourself an idea of progress and accomplishment. This can help busy students feel less overwhelmed by the daunting task. You will know that if you stick with your plan, you will cover everything that you need to cover.

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