Friday, 28 April 2017

Kokudo Foundation Scholarships at the Chiba University in Japan

The Chiba University is pleased to invite applications for the Kokudo Foundation Scholarship Programmes. This scholarship is available for Japanese student who will study undergraduate or graduate program at the university. All diciplines are eligible for this scholarship. No application will be accepted after May 15, 2017.
Award Value
The winning students will receive benefit of ¥100,000 per month.
Level and Area of Studies
Undergraduate and graduate degree in any field.
Place of Study
The study will be taken at Chiba University in Japan.
Eligibility and Criteria
Students who come to Japan for studies or research; are of an upstanding character and in good academic standing; are in good health, and are recognized as having financial difficulties with payment of tuition.
Potential recipients are those from countries outside of Japan who matriculated as regular students (either undergraduate or graduate) as of April 2017, regardless of academic department or field of study.
Those who are able to attend an interview held in Tokyo (planned for early June).
University asks that an academic transcript and either a certification of enrolment or a graduation diploma be presented at the end of each academic year.
Recipients will be asked to join assemblies organized by our foundation.
Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.
Application Instruction
Please click the link below to see further instruction of application procedure.
Submission Deadline
May 15, 2017.

Internship with World Trade Organization

Deadline: ongoing
Open to: post-graduate nationals of WTO Members state
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
The WTO Secretariat maintains a limited internship programme for post-graduate university students wishing to gain practical experience and deeper knowledge of the multilateral trading system. Only a limited number of such internship posts is available. Assignments given to interns are intended to enhance interns’ knowledge and understanding of the WTO and of trade policy more generally. However, the needs of the Division recruiting an intern will be paramount in determining the precise nature of assignments.
Internships are generally of a duration of up to 24 weeks, the length of the internship depending on the project the interns is requested to work on, and on the needs of each Division. The granting of an internship does not entail in any way the right to an extension thereof nor to a vacancy in another part of the Secretariat. Interns may nevertheless apply to external vacancies. Internships can start at any time during the year.
Interns are recruited from among nationals of WTO Members state;
Interns will have completed their undergraduate studies in a relevant discipline (e.g. economics, law, political science, international relations), and shall have completed at least one year of their postgraduate studies;
The minimum age for an intern shall be 21 years and the maximum age 30 years.
Paid interns receive a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including week-ends and official holidays falling within the selected period). No other remuneration of any kind shall be paid.
How to Apply?
Please submit your application online.
For more information visit the official web page.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

UN-OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2018

Deadline: 30 June 2017
Open to: indigenous people (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration)
Fellowship: living expenses, modest accommodation, food and transport etc.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking applications for its Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) 2018, a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004).
The programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better position to protect and promote the rights of their communities at the international level.
The aim of the programme is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. The IFP is held annually and fellows from the 4 language components of the programme are trained together with simultaneous interpretation during 4 to 5 weeks in Geneva.
Participants of the Fellowship Programme are entitled to the following:
Return ticket (economy class) from their country of residence to Geneva;
Daily or monthly stipend to cover their basic needs in Geneva, including modest accommodation, food and transport;
Basic health insurance for the duration of the Programme;
OHCHR will not cover any additional expenses such as visa fees and travel insurance.
The candidate must be indigenous (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with indigenous communities and/or organizations);
Age should not be a limitation to participation in the programme;
Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the IFP given the socio-economic barriers confronted by many indigenous peoples that limit access to formal educational institutions;
Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities/organizations;
The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership and that it is representative;
The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the language, in which the programme is imparted.
How to Apply?
Application form must be signed and sent by regular post at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit the official website.

Asia Exchange Scholarships 2017 for Study Abroad Programs

Applications are invited for Asia Exchange Scholarships to pursue study abroad program in one of Asian partner universities for one semester. Students from Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; The Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; The Netherlands; Norway; Sweden; Switzerland and USA are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Asia Exchange enables students to take part in study abroad semesters and internships in Asia. They increase internationalization and streamline student mobility in a convenient and affordable way.
 Indonesia, Thailand, China, South Korea
They award scholarships with the value of up to 500 €, which will be granted as a discount on the tuition fees of our study abroad programs.
Scholarship can be taken at:
The scholarship is to be used for studying abroad via Asia Exchange at one of the following universities:
Bali, Indonesia: Udayana University;
Bangkok, Thailand: Kasetsart University;
Guangzhou, China: Guangzhou University;
Phuket, Thailand: Prince of Songkla University and
Seoul, South Korea: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
Asia Exchange scholarships are awarded twice a year to students from their target countries. The target countries at the moment are Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; The Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; The Netherlands; Norway; Sweden; Switzerland and USA.
Nationality: Students from Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; The Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; The Netherlands; Norway; Sweden; Switzerland and the USA are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Eligible Regions: Multiple Countries.
The mode of application is online;
Motivation Letter / Statement of Purpose (one A4 page);
Transcript of Records from university;
Any additional attachment.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017 (3 Days Remaining)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Traineeships in Human Resources

Reference: 2017-112-TRA
Functional area: Human Resources
Function: The European Central Bank (ECB) is a team of teams working together to safeguard price stability and financial stability for millions of people. We offer varied opportunities and challenges in a people-centred working culture that gives us a voice and the remit to make an impact – for Europe.
You will be part of the Directorate General Human Resources (DG/HR), helping us to deliver on our vision: thrilled and talented people for a prosperous Europe. In HR we are 100 colleagues providing services to 3,000 employees. We are currently in a process of transformation, realigning our business to focus on talent acquisition and management, leadership development, health and well-being, and a more strategic business-partnering function. We are creating a more agile, customer-centric HR function supported by well-designed people analytics.
We are currently looking for trainees in a number of areas:
employer branding;
talent acquisition;
HR analytics and systems;
HR communications, diversity and inclusion;
employment relations;
talent and leadership development;
performance, mobility and career management;
support for HR initiatives across Europe;
strategic workforce planning;
health and well-being;
compensation and benefits;
pension services.
As a trainee you will work with the members of the team to which you have been assigned on the team’s ongoing initiatives, thereby gaining an insight into the work of HR and the functioning of the ECB. You will join one of the three divisions of DG/HR and will be given
tasks that may include the following.
Business Partnering Division:
HR business partnering team – supporting a team of Business Partners on people management issues through data analysis, reporting and ad-hoc assignments;
Talent acquisition team – supporting recruitment processes through data analysis, market research and benchmarking, and contributing to employer branding initiatives e.g. by organising events and creating social media content;
Staff relations and diversity management team – supporting interaction with trade union and staff representatives, conducting market research and benchmarking studies or surveys, creating and monitoring diversity dashboards, analysing data, and preparing intranet content, newsletters, presentations and reports.
Talent Management Division:
Performance, mobility and career management team – helping to align individual career aspirations with the ECB’s strategic objectives and needs by contributing to the design and implementation of policies and services according to best practice
Talent and leadership development team – enhancing the ECB’s talent development framework, by contributing to the design and implementation of strategic workforce planning, supporting blended learning and helping to set up/enhance specific talent development programmes;
Support team for HR initiatives across Europe – contributing to joint training and development initiatives of the ECB and the national central banks and national competent authorities.
Employee Services Division:
Health services team – contributing to the development and implementation of corporate health policies and events, assisting in the development of health communications and educational material, and supporting the administration of ECB social security schemes;
HR operations, systems and analytics team – contributing to the digitalisation and automation of HR processes, assisting with the design, testing and implementation phases of SAP-related projects, analysing HR-related statistical data, and carrying out qualitative and quantitative research in the areas of salaries, benefits and pensions.
Qualifications and experience: You will bring to the role:
a bachelor’s degree or higher, with a specialisation relevant to the work of the DG/HR teams, in one of the following fields: human resources management, business administration, employment/industrial relations, social and organisational psychology, law (preferably EU employment and social security law), business information systems, or another relevant discipline;
an advanced command of English and a good knowledge of at least one other official language of the EU;
a very good knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint or similar software;
knowledge of, and ideally initial practical experience in, one or more of the following areas:
business intelligence;
diversity management;
employee engagement;
HR/internal communications;
employment relations;
learning and development;
organisational culture;
performance, mobility and career management;
corporate health management;
social security;
for traineeships in some teams, knowledge of enterprise resource planning applications such as SAP (HR modules) or of software applications such as MS Project will be considered an asset.
Competencies: You will also bring your ability to deliver results, collaborate well with colleagues, communicate clearly and effectively, gather and analyse information (including numerical and non-numerical data), prioritise tasks and pay attention to detail, act in a service-oriented manner, thrive in an environment of diverse people and ideas, and respond to change in an agile manner.
Further Information: Traineeship of three to six months, with the possibility of an extension to up to twelve months in total in the same or other business areas.
How to apply: Applications are to be made in English and submitted using our online application form. An "Applicants' Guide" can be downloaded from our recruitment pages.
The recruitment process may include a pre-screening exercise and a telephone interview.
Before applying, applicants should check that they meet the conditions set out in Article 4 of the rules governing the traineeship programme:
Further information on the ECB's traineeships can be found via the above link.
Applicants are accepted from nationals of the Member States of the European Union.
The requirements laid down in the vacancy notice must be met by the closing date for applications.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill the same position again, or similar positions, within 12 months of the selection decision.
Closing Date for Applications: Wed, 10 May 2017

SWP Internship for International Students

Deadline: 30 June 2017
Open to: international students
Remuneration: EUR 300 per month
SWP offers a limited number of three-month full-time internships for highly motivated students. They are particularly interested in attracting young academics in political science and related social sciences (economics, law, administration, occasionally also regional studies, ethnology or journalism). The interns’ based offices will be in Berlin-Wilmersdorf.
They accept students at the following stages:
Students already studying for a Master degree (also Hauptstudium in the German Magister/Staatsexamen/Diplom system);
Holders of Bachelor degree who can demonstrate they are applying for a place on a master’s degree course and who expect to be regular master’s students at the time proposed for the internship;
Holders of Bachelor/ Master degree who are enrolled on an additional Bachelor or Master degree course.
Interns at SWP receive EUR 300 per month. Exceptions are only possible where the internship is already funded by another public or private organisation. The deadlines for applications:
30 June 2017 (for an internship starting no earlier than September 2017);
30 September 2017 (for an internship starting no earlier than December 2017).
How to Apply?
Motivational letter (maximum one page);
For a mandatory internship: confirmation that the internship is a formal requirement, including required duration (copy of relevant passage from degree regulations or letter from university);
Bachelor degree certificate (or evidence of completion of Grundstudium for Magister/Diplom/Staatsexamen students);
Interim and leaving certificates;
References, work references (if available, copies);
Valid confirmation of student status (copy) or university confirmation of application for a place on a master’s degree course (original, must include expected enrolment date);
Residence permit (non-EU/EEA applicants, copy);
If a public or private body has awarded funding for your internship, please supply documentation (including the amount).

OSCE Research Fellowship 2017

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly International Secretariat regularly engages eight or nine graduate students of political science, law and international relations from universities in OSCE countries as Research Fellows. Fellowship positions are granted for six month periods. Housing is provided free of charge and all Research Fellows receive a small stipend of 564 euros per month, which covers minimum living expenses in Copenhagen or Vienna. Students join the International Secretariat in order to gain practical experience in the field of international affairs, and the Assembly, in turn, benefits from increased language capacity as well as a strong research capacity.
The primary duty of Research Fellows is to conduct substantive research on various projects for the Assembly and to provide assistance to its officials and staff members. Research Fellows regularly prepare briefing reports for parliamentary delegations, including for election observation missions and official visits by Parliamentary Assembly Members. They also assist in the planning and execution of meetings of the Assembly, work with Assembly Committees, follow the work of OSCE Field Missions, and assist in the drafting of various Assembly reports. In addition, Fellows are at times asked to help draft speeches and statements and write papers on special projects undertaken by the Assembly’s Secretariat. They also assist with day-to-day practical work in the office such as copying, filing and other necessary chores.

Housing is provided free of charge and all Research Fellows receive a small stipend of EUR 564 per month, which covers minimum living expenses in Copenhagen or Vienna.
The Secretariat mainly recruits graduate students between the ages of 21 and 26 with strong research and writing abilities and a solid academic background.
All applicants must be citizens of OSCE participating States. Specific interests in the politics of the OSCE region, and particularly the former Soviet Union, are desirable.
Excellent written and spoken English is required as this is the working language, and one other official OSCE language (French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish) is desirable.
Computer skills for word-processing and research are also necessary. All Fellowships demand a six month time commitment.
Eligible Regions: OSCE Participating States
Fellowship positions are available twice a year: one intake in September/October and another intake in February/March.
Applications must include: the completed application form; a short cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a transcript of grades; two letters of recommendation; and a recent photograph.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017 (6 Days Remaining)

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Fellowship

Deadline: 21 May 2017
Open to: applicants between 25 and 38 years old from U.S., Canada, or a country member of the Council of Europe (plus Belarus); Middle East (including the Arabian Peninsula) or North Africa active in civil society
The Fellowship Program aims at fostering intercultural exchange and interfaith understanding by engaging with young civil society leaders and professionals from Europe, North-America (EUNA), the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA). Framed around two-week exchange trips between EUNA and MENA countries, the Program sends participants from each geographic area to their counterparts’ region.
The Fellowship provides participants with first hand exposure to diversity and with the opportunity to experience cultural immersion while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In every country visited, participants are being provided with crucial comprehension tools to help them understand the plurality of their surroundings, and to get an extensive grasp of host countries’ culture, politics, society, religion, media and more.
From the U.S., Canada, or a country member of the Council of Europe (plus Belarus); Middle East (including the Arabian Peninsula) or North Africa
Born between January 1st 1982 and December 31st 1992;
Fluent in English;
Working directly with civil society and/or the media and able to present professional achievements in that field;
In the possession of a passport valid at least 6 months beyond October 2017 (May 1st 2018 and beyond);
Available to travel for a period of 18 days in October or November 2017 as scheduled by UNAOC. Final dates will be confirmed 4 weeks before departure;
Must not have participated in any of UNAOC programs before.
How to apply?
Please submit your complete application no later than Sunday May 21st 2017 at 11:59PM EST
Only fill in the following application if you meet all the eligibility criteria;
The application is to be completed in English only;
The application is to be completed truthfully and in its entirety;
Make sure to attach all the documents required;
Resume must be in English;
Do not attach anything else but the documents required.
For more information please visit the official web page.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Paid Internship (8-12 Weeks) Relations Group (Radio, TV and Digital PR Agency) Graduate Placement

The Relations Group team are so busy right now we are drowning in radio, TV and online campaigns; we are looking to recruit a few enthusiastic and creative interns to join our team for the summer! Our paid internships adopt a hands-on approach allowing you to tip your toes in a variety of tasks - the responsibilities range from liaising with the media, generating ideas and research for large UK brands and researching opportunities for future campaigns. You will also be writing blog posts and using social media. Those paid interns that get results, are driven and demonstrate a positive work ethic will be offered full-time employment within the company as either a Junior Account Executive or a Media Executive!
The candidate should embody the following attributes:
Personality: You will need to stand out of the crowd and put your personality in everything you do whether it is talking to clients, the media or holding brainstorms with other colleagues.
A Natural Communicator: You will be spending a lot of time talking to PR managers or potential clients and marketing teams so the ability to be articulate and eloquent is very important.
Phone Friendly: This is no place for anyone with a fear of the phones, it is a busy environment and may require patching in on conference calls, networking and building rapport to influence broadcast journalists and radio presenters.
Enthusiasm: Since your role is to build relationships and communicate new ideas you will need to be enthusiastic - especially about your own ideas. We want someone who has a fresh perspective and is creative and eager to learn and develop new skills.
Tenacious: In the early days you may spend lots of time researching, generating leads or booking coverage and not all ideas and content will generate interest, therefore you need to be adaptable and tenacious – maintaining focus and drive.
Creativity: You will need to identify what makes a story interesting for different radio presenters, brands, TV newsrooms or websites. Identify the hook and make it relevant for their audience and your ideas will turn into stories that will be broadcast to millions of people throughout the UK - week in week out!
Calm Under-Pressure: This is a role where you need to influence people every day! You will have targets and deadlines so if you are easily stressed then please don't apply.
Research: You will be researching many brands and relevant content ideas for campaigns; this involves a logical approach with an inquisitive mindset.
Writing: There will be opportunities to write content for the company websites, blog and media property platforms. You must have a keen eye to detail and a fresh outlook.
As a growing agency we like to nurture exceptional talent. Some of our best staff became full time employees after an initial internship. As an intern you can expect to spend time in both our media department and our client teams. You will see first-hand a radio day from start to finish, write engaging blogs for our sites and social media, brainstorm ideas for upcoming campaigns, the filming of a video podcast, be sent on a mission to record B-Roll using a broadcast quality camera, need to research celebrity spokespeople, brainstorm ideas for new clients as well as spend some time trialling the role of a junior account executive and media liaison executive.
It will be a steep learning curve in the world of broadcast PR with a genuine opportunity to impress  to be offered a full-time position. Please only apply if you have a good degree (2:1 or higher) and have an interest in developing a career in PR or Marketing.
A bit about us...
We are the UK’s leading Radio PR specialists and one of the UK’s fastest growing PR agencies. Through our sister company IMN we provide content for radio, TV and online media outlets.
The Location: We are based in Elstree, Zone 6 London *(20 minutes from King’s Cross). Elstree & Borehamwood is known as the British Hollywood and is home to the BBC and Elstree studios. We're located inbetween both these studios. 
Salary: Paid Internship (Unpaid internships are illegal, please report any company offering unpaid internships to the HMRC)
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 8:30am - 5:30 pm Monday to Thursday with a 5pm finish on Friday's
For further details on The Relations Group, Radio Relations and what we do visit, or visit to see the type of content we produce.
Please send a C.V and creative cover letter (no cover letter applications or cut and paste cover letters will be deleted without being read) via the button below.

Friday, 21 April 2017


Business and Strategy
3 years
Minimum Age
UK Wide
Spaces Available
£18,000 per year
2 months ago
Closing Date
2 months from now
When you join IBM as an Apprentice we have your long-term professional career in mind and from the day you join us you’ll be a permanent employee. You’ll also gain either an ICT or Business Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship qualification, and you’ll be part of one of the world’s leading technology companies.
We offer Apprenticeships in both Business and Technology and with a variety of different roles available we’re bound to have something to suit you. You’ll work with some great clients, too – big names in virtually every industry you could think of. Salaries start at £18k and our benefits package is highly flexible so it can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and personal circumstances.
You’ll be deployed onto a challenging work placement, where you’ll support and learn from experienced professionals across IBM. That could be in any area across the company. During your year you’ll have a great support network. For the day-to-day things, you’ll have a Task Manager who’ll help you with new tasks, manage your workload and give you the opportunity to get involved. You’ll also have an Early Professional Manager looking after your ongoing development and your future career plans.
Business Roles:
If you are looking to explore how a business works and learn what makes it successful, then our Business Specialist role is for you. This is an opportunity for you to develop your conscientiousness and curiosity with an in-depth training programme which will help you perform effectively in your role. With the support of your team, you will develop commercial awareness which will enable you to take on roles within project management, HR, operations and delivery. You will become a valuable member of the project team, building on skills from communication and adaptability to planning and organisation. Your contribution will allow our clients’ businesses to be as effective and successful as possible.
Technical Roles:
If you love to apply logic to a problem and have a passion for technology, then our Technical Solutions Specialist role is a great fit for you. You will work collaboratively with you team who will support you as you learn to build, design, test or implement systems; or you might be a field engineer, travelling to meet clients, fixing their hardware issue and getting their business up and running again. Or you may be an architect developing, advising and transforming client infrastructure to take advantage of the latest cloud solutions. Any role you have, you will get real hands on experience.
Throughout the in-depth training programme you will develop core technical and personal skills which will allow you to support IBM’s clients. We are looking for enthusiasm and imagination and will support you as you grow in confidence and get involved in IBM’s exciting and innovative range of products and services.
What we look for (GCSE grades be changed for futures but 2 years in higher education is the same)
5 GCSEs at Grade 5-9 (including Maths and English Language)
Must have obtained 64 UCAS points (or equivalent) in higher education (A-Levels of Equivalent)
You don’t need any work experience, just a passion for business and technology
Energy, creativity and passion are really important to us. We also work in teams all the time, so you need to be someone who’ll thrive in that kind of environment – a great communicator and someone with the ability to lead others. There are other characteristics we look for, too. We call them competencies – think about whether, and how, you can demonstrate them during our application process. We look for eight specific competencies during our Application Process: Adaptability, Communication, Client Focus, Creative Problem Solving, Drive, Teamwork, Passion for IBM and Taking Ownership.

Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign and IRE Students in Italy, 2017-2018

For 2017/2018 academic year, applications are open for Italian government scholarships to both foreign and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) for studying in Italy. Scholarships are offered to carry out study, training and research projects in Italian Higher Education Institute (State-owned institutions or institutions legally recognised by the relevant State authorities).
The aim of these scholarships is to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world.
Italian Government promote the Italian language and culture abroad, through Italian schools, scholarships and grants for foreign citizens, language courses organised by the Italian Cultural Institutes, and archaeological missions.
Candidates must possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.).  It is not required Italian language knowledge for applicants who enroll for university courses held entirely in English.
Course Level: Scholarships are offered to carry out study, training and research projects in Italian Higher Education Institute (State-owned institutions or institutions legally recognized by the relevant State authorities).
Courses for which it is possible to apply for a scholarship:
Second-level University courses (five-year degree/Master of Science) (Laurea specialistica/Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)
Master’s Degree courses (First and Second Level)
Ph.D Courses
Specialisation Schools
Research under academic supervision
Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM); Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona; Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR); Scuola Nazionale di Cinema
Courses of Italian language and culture
Training/refresher courses for Teachers of Italian language
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are offered over different departments across the University, all offering a diverse range of courses.
Number of Awards: Not Known
Scholarship Award: The scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of a comparative evaluation of the applications submitted , of the requirements met and the criteria relating to the merit and / or to excellence of the candidate’s curriculum, established according to a specific evaluation grid. Scholarships holders shall benefit from a health insurance policy to bear any expense due to illnesses or accidents for the duration of the scholarship. The diseases related to pre-existing physical or pathological conditions shall be excluded from the insurance.
Scholarship can be taken in Italy
Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by those who meet the following criteria on the expiry date of this call for applications. The applications submitted by those who do not meet the necessary requirements shall be automatically excluded from the selection process. The Italian citizens employed by Public Administration offices, as well as their family members – although temporarily living abroad – cannot be granted IREs scholarships
Academic qualifications: Foreign students or IREs may apply if they have the academic qualifications required for enrolling in the institution chosen.
Age limits: Candidates may apply if aged between 18 and 36 years on the expiry date of this call for applications. For those who apply for the first year of a PhD program the maximum age limit is 33 years on the expiry date of this call for applications. Candidates may apply for training/refresher courses for Italian language teachers if aged between 18 and 45 years on the expiry date of this call for proposals.
Language skills and proficiency: Candidates shall submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in the Italian language, starting from the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) The knowledge of the Italian language is not required for enrolling in the university courses fully provided in English. Only for the courses of Italian language and culture shall candidates submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in the Italian language, starting from the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Nationality: Foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) can apply for these Italian Government Scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Candidates must possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.). 
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: It is not required Italian language knowledge for applicants who enroll for university courses held entirely in English.
How to Apply: Applications shall be sent only electronically, by accessing the “Portale borse online” from the MAECI website.
Application Deadline: All Online applications must be submitted by midnight (Italian time) on May 10, 2017.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Internship Opportunity at UNEP in Geneva

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. This position is located in the Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and Secretariat of Special Programme, Chemicals and Waste Branch, Economy Division, Geneva duty station.
Under the direct supervision of Muhammed Omotola, Associate Programme Officer, SAICM Secretariat, Chemicals and Waste Branch, Economy Division, United Nations Environment in Geneva, the intern will support the development of the digital communication tools developed by the Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), including the Quick Start Programme (QSP) and the Secretariat of the Special Programme on institutional strengthening, including assistance in:
The maintenance of the Minamata Convention, SAICM and Special Programme websites, their continuous update, both in terms of design and substantial content, and troubleshooting.
The production and editing of databases and audio-visual contents, including online training tools such as webinars.
The development and maintenance of an online meeting registration system for the Minamata Convention and SAICM.
The development and maintenance of an online system for the submission of applications under the Special Programme.
The development and maintenance of the structure of a database for projects funded under the SAICM QSP, which can also be adapted for the Special Programme.
Promoting the visibility of the Minamata Convention, SAICM and Special Programme on social media and digital platforms.
Other tasks as appropriate and as discussed with the intern.
The UN Environment SAICM Secretariat internship is for 6 months.
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Please visit the official website for detailed eligibility.
Eligible Regions: Not Specified
Applicants are requested to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform.
Application Deadline: April 24, 2017 (4 Days Remaining)

University of Lugano Study Grants for Master’s Programme s in Switzerland, 2017-2018

The University of Lugano is offering merit-based grants for international students to pursue master programme starting in September 2017. Grants are provided to study any one of the courses offered within faculties of Economics, Communication Sciences and Informatics.
The scholarships will be awarded on merit based, grants are given to first year students admitted to a USI Master program.
University of Lugano is an Italian- and English-speaking university that comprises four Faculties: Architecture on the Mendrisio campus; Communication Sciences, Economics, and Informatics on the Lugano campus.
Course Level: These grants are available for pursuing master’s degree.
Study Subject (s): Grants are provided to study any one of the courses offered within faculties of Economics, Communication Sciences and Informatics.
Scholarship Award: 60 one-off study grants of the amount of CHF 4’000 each. The study grant is awarded in the form of a reduction of the tuition fee and cannot be exchanged for cash.
Number of award(s): The grants will be assigned as follows:
20 grants to students that pursued a Bachelor’s degree at a Swiss university
20 grants to students that pursued a Bachelor’s degree at an Italian university
20 grants to students that pursued a Bachelor’s degree at a university from other countries
Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland
The applicant must have obtained the Bachelor’s degree (passed all the exams and defended the thesis) by July 31st, 2017 with a cumulative grade point average of at least 80/100.
Applicants must have been admitted to the first year of a USI Master programme beginning in September 2017.
Applications from students enrolled in a USI Master before September 1st, 201 will not be considered.
Nationality: The students of Switzerland, Italy and any other countries can apply for these grants.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 31st, 2017.

140 Partial and Full Scholarships for International Students at Inha University in Korea, 2017

The Inha University is offering a maximum of 140 half and full Jungseok International Scholarships for Spring & Fall semester. Scholarships are open to the students of all nationalities for pursuing master and doctoral programme.
The Graduate School seeks to provide the nation with highly motivated and well-trained professionals who are creative and competent, working with a spirit of service to others.
To achieve Jungseok International Scholarship for the first semester, it is strongly recommended that you submit a certificate for Korean/English Language Proficiency (TOPIK, TOEFL (IBT), TOEIC, IELTS). If you have both Korean and English test scores, submit all of them to the graduate school office.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master and Doctoral programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: Qualified students are allowed to receive the scholarship covering full or 70% or half of the tuition.
Number of Scholarships: Number of Annual Selection for Spring & Fall semester
Type of Scholarship
Full Scholarship
70% Scholarship
Half Scholarship
Number of Students
Max. 50(Only for PhD)
Max. 30
Max. 60

Scholarship can be taken in Korea
Eligibility: Requirements for Jungseok International Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following one condition, ? or ?.
? Obtain a grade point average(G.P.A.) above 80% in the previous degree program.
? Have one of below Language Proficiency Certificates.
Minimum score of official certificates for Language Proficiency
Proficiency Test
550 or above
210 or above
80 or above
700 or above
600 or above
5.5 or above
level 3 or above
The Higher score will be better for receiving the full tuition fee as an International Scholarship.
Check the validity period of your Language Proficiency Certificates.
To achieve the Scholarship for the first semester, it is strongly recommended to submit Certificate for Language Proficiency (TOPIK, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS) when you apply.
Part-time students cannot receive any scholarship from the graduate school.
Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Students must obtain a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% in the previous degree program.
English language Requirements: To achieve the Scholarship for the first semester, it is strongly recommended to submit Certificate of Language Proficiency (TOPIK, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS) when you apply.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Application Deadline: Application deadline is May 7, 2017.

10 Fully Funded PhD Positions in Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics, Germany

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) offers up to 10 fully funded PhD positions for international students. Positions offer talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology and related fields.
The aim of the PhD position is to enable and encourage academically able international applicants.
The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB) is a modern research centre, which is funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, a charity with a long tradition in promoting outstanding research in medicine, biology, chemistry and pharmaceutical science.
The official working language at IMB is English. Certificate as proof of English skills not a requirement, but proficiency in English, both written and verbal, is a prerequisite for entry to the IPP.
Course Level: Positions is available for pursuing PhD programme.
Study Subject: The International PhD programme includes groups at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz’s University Medical Centre (UMC) and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P).
List of Subjects: Genome stability & DNA repair, Epigenetics & Gene regulation and Computational biology & omics
Scholarship Award:
The possibility to work on a cutting-edge project using state-of-the-art technology in a highly motivated research team.
A stimulating, diverse and international research environment.
Advanced training opportunities.
A competitive stipend.
2 letters of reference.
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Eligibility: The IPP wants to attract the brightest minds from all over the world. University is looking for creative and ambitious students in the field of life sciences who are looking for challenging work at the cutting edge of science. Our student community currently consists of more than 90 PhD students from 20 different countries. Each call receives about 500 applications from students all over the world, for approximately 10-15 positions.
Working language: As IMB is an international institution the first criterion for eligibility is that applicants are able to communicate in English, which is our working language.
Education and experience: Applicant should have prior experience in a research environment and have, or be about to complete, a master’s or equivalent degree (at least 4 years of university education).
Motivation to solve complex scientific problems
Excellent communication skills
Nationality: Applicants from all over the world can apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicant should have prior experience in a research environment and have, or be about to complete, a master’s or equivalent degree (at least 4 years of university education).
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: The official working language at IMB is English. Certificate as proof of English skills not a requirement, but proficiency in English, both written and verbal, is a prerequisite for entry to the IPP.
How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. Applicant will be asked to upload the following documents in PDF format:
Curriculum vitae
A single file containing:
High school certificate
University studies (including certificates of qualification and transcripts of records)
English language test certificate (not mandatory, only if available)
Application Deadline: The registration deadline is June 16, 2017 and application deadline June 23, 2017.