Thursday, 18 May 2017

ISCTE-University Institute Scholarship

Deadline: 4 September 2017
Open to: Portuguese and international students are eligible to apply
Scholarship: has a monthly rate of 1150 EUR
Description
The aim of these scholarships is to provide research support and promoting scientific and pedagogical skills for PhD students. ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, abbreviated ISCTE-IUL, is a Portuguese public university institute, located in the centre of Lisbon on the University City campus.  Scholarships are awarded in the field of Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories; Complexity Sciences and Information Science and Technology.
Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:
These scholarships are intended to support the research work leading to the doctorate degree, to be carried out in a host research unit, as defined by the specific regulations of the PhD.D. programmes, allowing for the development of the scientific and pedagogical skills of the doctoral student;
The scholarship may be awarded to full-time national or foreign students enrolled and registered for the first time in one of the following ISTA doctoral programmes: Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories; Complexity Sciences and Information Science and Technology;
The application for the scholarship takes place simultaneously with the application for the doctoral programme, and the applicant must explicitly state his/her intention of applying for a merit scholarship.
Scholarship
The scholarship has a monthly rate of 1150 EUR.
How to Apply?
The application for the scholarship takes place simultaneously with the application for the doctoral programme.
The applicant must send all required documentation for the application process, as described in the public notice, by e-mail to secretariado.ista@iscte.pt

EU Advocacy and Research Intern

Who we are
PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.45 million people are working in about 62,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 300 bn EUR per year. The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by PlasticsEurope, converters - represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP.
We are looking for a (m/f)
EU Advocacy and Research Intern
for a six month internship to support in all advocacy activities.
The position is for a highly motivated, well-organised and efficient candidate who is looking to gain hands-on EU policy and advocacy experience, and country and issue-specific knowledge.
Responsibilities:
Research and draft background materials on EU policy and activities
Support the advocacy team in monitoring closely and preparing regular news summaries and updates on EU policies and institutions, as well as EU member state developments
Review and prepare summaries and analysis of EU policy documents
Attend advocacy meetings, conferences and events and prepare event reports and meeting notes
Provide general administrative support
Requirements:
An undergraduate degree or in pursuit of a degree, preferably in European studies, Economics, Law, Political Science or similar
Knowledge of EU policy and decision-making procedures and institutions
Strong research skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail
Analytical skills and ability to digest complex information into concise and informative briefs
Strong oral and written skills in English
Knowledge of other European languages would be an asset
Possession of an EU passport, student visa, or other means of residing in Belgium for a minimum of six months
If you wish to apply please send your CV (maximum two pages) and cover letter (maximum one page) to advocacy@plasticseurope.org by Friday 26 May 2017. Starting date will preferably be 1 July 2017.


Trainee on Migration & Democracy (fulltime)

Party of European Socialists
10-12 Rue Guimard
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium

Party of European Socialists (PES)
Trainee on Migration & Democracy (fulltime)

The  Party  of  European  Socialists  (PES)  is  a  European  political  party,  which  brings  together Socialist,  Social Democratic, Democratic and Labour Parties of the European Union. There are 33  full member parties from the 28 EU member and Norway. In addition, there are eleven associate and ten observer parties. Our office is based in Brussels. 

Job description: 
Support the work of the PES Democracy Unit on Migration and Democracy;
Provide research and briefings on Migration and Democracy issues;
Supporting the drafting of political papers, for example policy papers, speeches and press material;
Assistance in organizing meetings and events;
Attending at congresses, conferences, meetings, seminars and preparing reports for the PES;
Contribute to other duties as assigned.
Your profile: 
A commitment to the core values of the PES and political sensitivity and awareness; 
Preferably with experience working in one of our member parties, organisations or parliamentary groups; 
Very good understanding of EU institutions and politics; 
Academic background related to the specific fields; 
Experience in organizing meetings and events would be an asset;
Excellent spoken and written English and at least one other EU language;
High motivation and pro-activeness;
Excellent research and writing skills. 
Practical information:
Location: PES Headquarters, 10-12 Rue Guimard, Brussels
Duration: a.s.a.p. for 6 months
This is a paid internship 
Please  send  your  application  letter,  accompanied  by  a  detailed  CV,  to  Marije  Laffeber,  PES Deputy  Secretary General,  before  02/06/2017.  Applications should  be  sent by  e-mail to hr@pes.eu with the subject:  INTERN MIGRATION AND DEMOCRACY.

The PES promotes equal opportunities for women and men. 


DBU Scholarship Exchange Programme with CEE Countries

In 2009, the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) also began accepting individual applications from  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Kosovo.
The programme offers young environmental scientists from these countries the opportunity to obtain additional professional qualifications through a research fellowship in Germany for up to 12 months. Applications are made online. The best applicants will be chosen once a year. The research stay in Germany begins approximately six months after the selection interviews have taken place.
The DBU welcomes a wide range of topics in the environmental sciences and especially supports reseach stays in facilities that offer experience in step with actual practice. Some scholarship holders from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) use their reseach stay in Germany to continue work on their dissertation. The DBU welcomes partnerships between German and international university institutions.
Institutions that host international scholarship recipients include universities, companies from the environmental management, engineering and consulting sectors as well as ministries and other associations. The DBU provides approximately 60 research fellowshiops at German institutions annually for young scientists from the aforementioned countries. The amount of the scholarship is 1,250 € per month. In addition to financial support, health, accident and liability insurance is also provided.
The scholarship begins with a 3-4-week intensive German course in Osnabrück. The cost of the course will be financed by the DBU.Additional information on the course will be communicated after the successful accomplishment of theapplication process.


Thursday, 11 May 2017

EU Slovak Government Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2017-2018

The Government of the Slovak Republic each year awards scholarships for eligible developing countries’ students. These scholarships support full-time higher education study (Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate or Doctoral) conducted in the Slovak language in a chosen field.
The aim of the Government of the Slovak Republic Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.
The Government of the Slovak Republic each year awards scholarships for eligible developing countries’ students. It is the central body of the state administration of the Slovak Republic for elementary, secondary and higher education, educational facilities, lifelong learning, science and for the state’s support for sports and youth.
Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for full-time higher education study (Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate or Doctoral) conducted in the Slovak language in a chosen field of study according to the applicable system of study programmes at public universities in the SR.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for Teacher Training and Education Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business and Administration, Ecological and Environmental Sciences; Building Engineering, Manufacturing and Communication; Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, Water Resource Management, Medical Sciences, Dental Surgery, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Non-Medical Health Sciences (all subjects are not available to all countries).
Scholarship Award: Scholarships of the Government of the Slovak Republic will comprise the following items in the 2016/2017academic year:
For the first and second levels of university study: monthly scholarship: 280 €
one-time stipend upon the commencement of study in the SR:  35 €
one-time stipend upon the completion of study in the SR: 100 €
Scholarship holders also enjoy discounts provided to students in the SR by the relevant sector of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR.
For the third level of university study: monthly scholarship: 330 €
one-time stipend upon the commencement of study in the  SR:  35 €
one-time stipend upon the completion of study in the SR: 100 €
Scholarship holders also enjoy discounts provided to students in the SR by the relevant sector of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR.
For language and preparatory studies for all levels of university study:
monthly scholarship: 280 €
one-time stipend upon the commencement of study in the SR: €
The amount of the monthly scholarship may be adjusted in the event of a distinctive change in living standards in Slovakia between 2010 and 2016. Overview of fees in the course of study in the SR:
– dormitory accommodation: 46 – 79 €/month
– meals (7.00 €/day):  210 €/ month
Upon the commencement of studies, the following expenses must be covered:
-medical examination: Europe/Africa, Asia: 183 €/264 €
-interview related to entrance application procedure:  24 – 70 €
A similar situation applies upon the scholarship holder’s completion of studies due to increased costs related to
completion of degree work: approx. 33 €
Dissertation: approx. 50 €
translation and authentication of diploma: approx. 33 €
Incentive stipend – As of 1 September 2009, it shall be paid one year in arrears, (e.g., the stipend for excellent academic performance in the first year of study shall be paid in the 2nd year of study) as follows:
bonus for grade point average of  1.3: +   50 €/month
for PhD students for exams passed by the required deadline: + 170 €/year
Scholarships are provided for a specific period of time. In exceptional cases, the Commission of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR may pass decisions regarding changes of this period.  The Commission shall assess the reasons stated by the applicant in the written application and credibly confirmed by required documentation. Such decisions are final and may not be appealed. A scholarship that is revoked due to poor academic performance will not be provided to another applicant.
Scholarship can be taken in Slovak Republic
Eligibility:
A government scholarship may be awarded to a national of a partnering country as defined in Subsection (2) who a) has 1. temporary residence for the purpose of studies,10) 2. temporary residence as a third party national granted Slovak Living Abroad status,11) or 3. the right to stay on the territory of the Slovak Republic for a period in excess of three months,12)
A full-time student at a public university located in the Slovak Republic in one of the academic programs contained in the notice defined in Subsection 2 who demonstrates command of Slovak at the level required by the given public university, or 2. a participant in language education for the purposes of university studies (“language education”)
As of 1 September of the year in which the application for a government scholarship is submitted, 1. is at least 18 years of age and not more than 26 years of age with respect to language education for studies of a first-level or second-level academic program or an academic program combining first and second-levels or studies in such an academic program or 2. is at least 23 years of age and not more than 35 years of age with respect to language education for studies of a third-level academic program or studies in such an academic program.
Nationality: Students from developing countries can apply for these Slovak Government scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: A school leaving certificate or university degree. If an applicant attained their highest level of education outside of the Slovak Republic, authentication of the signatures and the stamp of the school issuing proof of education is required by the state authority issuing such record or the state authority at the school’s location responsible for such authentication unless an international treaty stipulates otherwise. A certified translation is required of any record confirming the highest level of attained education or a birth certificate completed in any language other than Slovak, Czech, English, French or Spanish; such certified translation may be completed into any of these languages. A record of the highest level of education attained must be added electronically by 31 August at the latest – only applicable to students in their last year of studies.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to apply: The mode of applying is online. If they have not got their account and log in information you have to register. Click at the home page on Registration and complete the registration form according assigned instructions, confirm by clicking on Register. After successfull registration, they will recieve a confirmation e-mail and a password which you need to log in to your account. Please fill in the application according to the instructions. Compulsory attachments must be added to the application. In the event that any of compulsory attachments will not be attached to the application the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the SR will not accept this application and at the same time it will be automatically disqualified from the process of nomination for study.
Application Deadline: For the academic year 2017/2018 is possible to send application electronically by May 30, 2017.


Junior Professional Officer – Partnership

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetesassociations with two million members in some 170 countries and territories. For over 50 years, IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy. IDF has a multinational staff of around 20 people at its Brussels Executive Office. IDF’s work relies on the contribution of a large number of expert volunteers and upon the commitment and expertise of our member associations.
The mission of the International Diabetes Federation is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.
POSITION SUMMARY
For its Executive office in Brussels, IDF is looking to hire a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) who will support the Senior Partnership Manager in developing and implementing existing and new strategic partnerships, in collaboration with other key IDF departments.
Assignment: One year contract
Start date: ASAP
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
The JPO will undertake the following tasks and activities:
Carry out research and analyze partnership opportunities with corporate companies, foundations and other prospective organizations;
Contribute to the preparation and drafting of partnership proposals, grant applications, agreements and progress reports;
Assist with the production of key partnership materials;
Assist in the organization, management, monitoring of partnership activities;
Support in the preparation and logistics of specific meetings and events at key international congresses;
Provide further assistance to other IDF departments as necessary.
EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Business, Marketing, Social Sciences or related discipline;
A first professional experience in an international environment;
Experience or interest in fundraising will be an asset.
PROFILE 
Critical thinking and synthesis skills;
Diplomatic skills;
Highly organized and detail-oriented;
Excellent oral and written knowledge of English (additional languages are an asset);
Ability to work in multicultural and international environment;
Embracing IDF values, ethics, and beliefs. 
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates should send a curriculum vitae (no Europass CV please) and a cover letter to describe interest and relevance to the position to Ms Astrid Thielens (astrid.thielens@idf.org) by 15 June 2017. Please indicate the reference “Partnership JPO” in your email.


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

2018 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Undergraduate Students, Japan

Applications are open for Japanese Government Scholarships available for international students. Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences at Japanese universities.
Japanese Government Scholarship aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between your country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2018 as follows.
Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing an undergraduate degree at Japanese universities.
Study Subject: Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of study (major) from (1) or (2) below. Applicants may enter a first, second, and third choice
Social Sciences and Humanities Social Sciences and Humanities-A: 1. Law, 2. Politics, 3. Pedagogy, 4. Sociology, 5. Literature, 6. History, 7. Japanese language, 8. others. Social Sciences and Humanities-B: 1. Economics, 2. Business Administration. Note 1: Applicants who wish to major in fields other than those listed above (“others”) may have difficulties in finding universities that can accept them. Note 2: Any fields related to “Economics” and “Business Administration” in Humanities B are not included in “others.”
Natural Science s-A: Science (1. Mathematics, 2. Physics, 3. Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (4. Electronics, 5. Electrical Engineering, 6. Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies (7. Mechanical Engineering, 8. Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture (9. Civil Engineering, 10. Architecture, 11. Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (12. Applied Chemistry, 13. Chemical Engineering, 14. Industrial Chemistry, 15. Textile Engineering), other fields (16. Metallurgical Engineering, 17. Mining Engineering, 18. Maritime Engineering, 19. Biotechnology). Natural Sciences -B: Agricultural studies (1. Agriculture, 2. Agricultural Chemistry, 3. Agricultural Engineering, 4. Animal Science, 5. Veterinary Medicine, 6. Forestry, 7. Food Science, 8. Fisheries), Hygienic studies (9. Pharmacy, 10. Hygienics, 11. Nursing), and Science (12. Biology). Natural Science s-C: 1. Medicine, and 2. Dentistry
Note: A student who intends to major in Natural Sciences and would like to choose more than one major is required to choose and select first-, second-, and third-choice subjects from the subjects in parentheses from within the same course (i.e. Natural Sciences A, B or C). However, a student who selects Course C as his/her first choice may choose his/her second-choice subjects from Course B or C and thirdchoice subject from Course B as Course C offers only two subjects.
Scholarship Award: Scholarship includes:
Allowance: 117,000 yen per month. The scholarship is cancelled in principle if the recipient is absent from the university or preparatory Japanese-teaching institution for an extended period. In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added. The monetary amount each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons. The scholarship will be also cancelled in principle in the following situations. If the recipient has been receiving the scholarship despite his/her falling under any of the following situations, the recipient will be ordered to return the amount of scholarship that he/she received during the period wherein he/she was involved with any of the following situations: The recipient is determined to have made a false statement on his/her application; The recipient violates any article of his/her pledge to MEXT; The recipient violates any Japanese laws and is sentenced to imprisonment with or without work for life or for a period of exceeding 1 year;  The recipient is subject to disciplinary action by the university, including expulsion(The scholarship payment may be stopped during the period up until punishment is decided by the university, etc.);  It has been determined that it will be impossible for the recipient to complete the course within the standard course period because of poor academic grades or suspension or leave of absence;  The recipient’s residence status has changed to one other than “College Student”? The recipient has received a scholarship from another institution (excluding those specified for research expenditures);  The recipient has proceeded to a higher level of education without receiving approval for an extension of the period of the scholarship.
Tuition and Other Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXT.
Travelling CostsTransportation to Japan: In principle, MEXT stipulates the travel schedule and route, and provides an economy-class airline ticket for the flight from the international airport closest to the recipient’s residence (in principle, the country of nationality) to Narita International Airport or to any other international airport on the normal route to the accepting university. The grantee shall bear at his/her own expense all costs related to domestic travel from the grantee’s residence to the nearest international airport, airport taxes, airport usage fees, special taxes necessary for travel, travel expenses within Japan (including airline transit costs), travel insurance expenses, etc. The grantee shall also bear at his/her own expense travel and lodging costs incurred in a third country if the grantee must travel to a third country before coming to Japan for visa purposes because there are no Japanese diplomatic missions in his/her country. In principle, MEXT will not provide the airline ticket in cases when the grantee arrives in Japan from a country other than the country of nationality because the grantee had moved to the country before the arrival in Japan. Transportation from Japan: Grantees shall graduate the accepting university and return to the home country by the end of the final month of the period of scholarship (Section 4 above) designated by MEXT. Based on the Application by the grantee, MEXT, in principle, shall provide an economy-class airline ticket from Narita International Airport or the international airport used for the normal route to and from the accepting university to the international airport (in principle, in the country of nationality) nearest to the returning recipient’s residence. The grantee shall bear at his/her own expense all costs related to travel from the grantee’s residence to the nearest international airport, airport taxes, airport usage fees, special taxes necessary for travel, travel expenses within the country of nationality (including airline transit costs), travel insurance expenses, etc.
Note 1: Should the grantee return to the home country before the end of the period of scholarship due to personal circumstances, or reasons 8. (1) ?~? above, MEXT will not pay for the return travel expenses
Note 2: If a grantee continues to stay in Japan after the scholarship period has ended, he/she will not be paid travel expenses to return to the home country for a temporary return.
Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is now accepting applications from overseas students for study in Japan. The aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between their country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.
Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country.
Academic Background: Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2018 are eligible. Includes those wishing to enroll for direct placement in the fall term who are expected to graduate by the end of August 2017.) Applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements for a Japanese university are also eligible. (4) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese.
 Health: Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would impede the pursuit of study at Japanese universities.
 Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and ?th of April 2017. If an applicant is to enroll in his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he or she must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan by the date specified by the accepting university.
Visa Requirement: Applicants must acquire College Student (ryugaku) visas before entering Japan. They then enter Japan with the College Student (ryugaku) residence status. Please also note that those who change their visa status to one other than College Student after arrival in Japan will lose their qualification to be Japanese Government Scholarship recipients from the date when their visa status changes.
Others: While the applicant is studying in Japan, he/she shall contribute to mutual understanding between Japan and the home country by participating in activities at schools and communities with the aim of contributing to the internationalization of Japan. The applicant shall make efforts to promote relations between the home country and Japan by maintaining close relations with the university attended after graduation, cooperating with the conducting of surveys and questionnaires after the return home, and cooperating with all relevant projects and events conducted by Japanese diplomatic missions in the applicant’s home country.
Nationality: Students who have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government can apply for this scholarship.
List of Countries: (Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam. North America: Canada and United States of America. Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentine, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vatican. Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestinian Authority. Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabonese Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe)

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2018 are eligible.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Japan Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants will need to submit:
Application Form (a prescribed form)
Placement Preference Form
Academic transcript for the past 3 years
Graduation certificate from the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate) transcript issued either by alma master or by applicants’ national government
Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended
Medical certificate
Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university) if applicable
Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable)
Application Deadline: The deadline of the applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country.

Scholarship Link


Scottish Government Saltire Scholarships 2017 for International Students

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Scottish Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 100 awards, each worth £4000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.
The scholarships are designed to support the promotion of Scotland as a learning nation and a science nation and are therefore targeted at the priority sectors of creative industries, life sciences, technology, financial services and renewable and clean energy.

Location:
 Scotland
 Benefits
The scheme offers up to 100 awards, each worth £4,000 towards the tuition fees of successful applicants.
 Eligibilities
General Eligibility:  
Have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course before an application can be considered.
Be a citizen of Canada, India, Pakistan, USA or the People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong also being eligible as it is a Special Administrative Region of China).
Be able to demonstrate that they can meet the costs of living in Scotland and the remaining tuition fees.
Complete an application form and submit it by the closing date of 12th May 2017 Midnight (GMT).
Not have previously studied for a full undergraduate degree in Scotland.
Not have previously received a Saltire Scholarship.
Eligible courses:
The course must be an undergraduate, Masters or PhD level course in one of the following broad
subject areas: Science, technology, creative industries, financial services, renewable and clean energy.
Courses must be full time and delivered in Scotland. Online, distance learning or courses delivered at a Scottish university campus overseas are not eligible for the scholarship.
Eligible Regions: Canada, China, India, Pakistan, United States
 APPLICATION PROCESS
You should complete the application form which you can get by clicking the “Apply Now”. Please note that you need an unconditional or conditional offer from your university before your application can be considered.
Application Deadline: May 12, 2017 (2 Days Remaining)


50 Zuyd Excellence Scholarships for International Students in the Netherlands, 2017

Holland Scholarships and Zuyd Excellence Scholarships are on offer for all international students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Zuyd University of Applied Sciences offers approximately fifty Zuyd Excellence scholarships per year to pursue bachelor’s or master’s programme.
Zuyd is an open knowledge institute where professionals in every phase of their development cross the borders of disciplines and organizations to collaborate on the development, transfer, and application of high-quality, practically-oriented knowledge.
In general, exchange students and students who are enrolled in an international programme in the Netherlands can get along well in English. In some cases, however, it may be helpful to speak at least some basic Dutch. In any case, you will understand and appreciate Dutch culture better if you understand the language.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue bachelor’s or master’s programme.
Study Subject: Holland Scholarships and Zuyd Excellence Scholarships awarded to attract excellent students from abroad who have an added value to higher education in the Netherlands and to the international classrooms within the English-taught programmes at Zuyd.
Scholarship Award: The Zuyd Excellence Scholarship amounts to € 3600,- maximum per academic year for the nominal duration of the programme concerned.
Number of Scholarships: Zuyd University of Applied Sciences offers approximately fifty Zuyd Excellence scholarships per year. These scholarships are subject to supply and demand.
Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Application criteria
You are not a national of the EU/EEA or Switzerland
You are applying for a complete full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme and have received your Zuyd student number through studielink.nl/
You meet the specific requirements of the programme and institution
The scholarships apply only to the government funded, international, fully English-taught study Bachelor and Master programmes; European Studies, Hotel Management, Interdisciplinary Arts (iArts), International Business, Interior Architecture and Music Bachelor and Master)
You are required to pay the highest institutional tuition fees
You live in the Netherlands during your study period
You have never cut short a Zuyd programme without obtaining a degree
You can only be granted the Holland Scholarship if you have not previously obtained a degree from an education facility in the Netherlands
Nationality: International students (not a national of the EU/EEA or Switzerland) are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants can only be granted the Holland Scholarship if you have not previously obtained a degree from an education facility in the Netherlands.
English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: To apply for the Holland Scholarship and/or Zuyd Excellence grant please complete this form and send it with all the required accompanying documents to internationaloffice-at-zuyd.nl before May 1st or December 1st.
Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is December 1, 2017.


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

University of Bologna 33rd Cycle of PhD Scholarship Program

Deadline: 29 May 2017
Open to: applicants of all nationalities
Scholarship: yearly gross amount of 13,600 EUR
Description
The University of Bologna is pleased to offer the 33rd cycle of a PhD Scholarship programme for academic year 2017/2018. The University of Bologna, founded in 1088, was the first university and is the oldest in the world. It was the first place of study to use the term university for the corporations of students and masters which came to define the institution, located in Bologna, Italy. The PhD programmes will have a duration of three years, with the exception of the PhD programmes in “Data Science and Computation” and in “Management”, which will have a duration of four years.
Eligibility
Regardless of age and citizenship, applicants with the following academic qualifications can apply for admission:
An Italian university degree (laurea specialistica or magistrale – 3+2 years or combined degree Bachelor’s+ Master’s);
An Italian university degree obtained under the pre-reform system (“vecchio ordinamento”);
Any equivalent academic qualification issued abroad, recognised as equivalent to the above mentioned Italian academic qualifications, for the sole purpose of participation in the application for admission to the PhD programme.
Scholarship
The yearly gross amount of the scholarships is 13,600 EUR;
The yearly gross amount of the scholarships of the PhD Programme in Data Science and Computation is 19.367 EUR;
The scholarships are paid in monthly installments in arrears;
The amount of the scholarship is increased by 30% for the periods spent abroad authorized by the Academic Board;
This increase is not allowed for periods lasting less than one continuous month as well as for stays in the Country of birth, citizenship, residence or abode of the PhD candidate.
How to Apply?
In order to apply, the applicant must:
And the relevant email account, where potential information concerning the admission process will be sent to; select “Entrance exams or requirements check” and “PhD programme”;
Select the desired PhD programme;
Complete the online application, inserting the required information;
Attach the academic qualifications and any other requested documents in pdf format as described in the PhD Programme Tables.

Friday, 5 May 2017

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.


PhD Studentship Cultural and Media Studies

Deadline: 7 May 2017
Open to: international students
Remuneration: USD 16,916
Description
The University of Worcester is seeking to expand its research strength in Media and Cultural Studies. In the government’s last Research Excellence Framework, Research Fortnight identified Worcester as the most improved university in the UK. Researchers in the Media and Culture course team contributed to that success and continued to produce publications of regional, national, and international significance. They are now seeking aspiring researchers who will benefit from that environment and who could, at the same time, consolidate and re-shape our existing research specialisms. As a postgraduate researcher, you could also help enhance our University-wide focus on producing distinctive research in Arts, Culture and Heritage.
Eligibility
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Essential Criteria: Applicants should have or be able to evidence:
A First or Upper Second (2.1) Honours Degree, or expect to receive one by October 2017;
A sound understanding of, and interest in one of the areas of Media and Cultural Studies outlined above;
Computer literacy;
Ability to organize and meet deadlines;
Good interpersonal skills;
Ability to work independently and contribute to a team;
Commitment and an enthusiastic approach to completing a higher research degree.
Desirable Criteria:
Education to Masters Degree level in a relevant area;
Experience of appropriate research methods and skills;
Ability to contribute to research study design;
Means of travelling independently to archives etc.
Remuneration
Applicants will get the salary of approximately USD 16,916.
How to Apply?
All applicants should apply using the Application Form with relevant studentship before the closing date to the Research School either by post or email to research@worc.ac.uk

WTO Young Professionals Programme 2018

Deadline: 10 May 2017
Open to: WTO Member Countries
Benefits: CHF 3,500 monthly salary (approximate)
Description
The WTO Secretariat is seeking candidates for THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME for 2018. The WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a unique opportunity for qualified young professionals up to the age of 32 years as at 1 January 2018, from eligible developing and least-developed country (LDC) WTO Members, to enhance their knowledge and skills on WTO and international trade issues.
The Programme aims to widen the pool of professionals from these countries who can later be more competitive with respect to recruitment in the WTO and/or other regional and international organizations. This is a limited programme that offers selected young professionals with the opportunity to gain work experience in the WTO. There is no guarantee of an extension of the programme or of a job offer after the one-year programme.
The selected Young Professional will be placed in a specific Division of the WTO Secretariat in accordance with the needs and priorities of the Organization; and based on the identified areas of interest of the Young Professional. Each Young Professional may express interest in not more than three areas of WTO work; and in order of preference.
Eligibility
Applicants must be 32 years old or younger, as at 1 January 2018;
The program is opened for participants from WTO Member Countries;
Advanced university degree in law economics, or other international trade-related subjects relevant to WTO work;
Relevant expertise or continued academic study in a field of interest to the work of the WTO;
Ability to think strategically; work independently and in a team;
Demonstrated strong interest in international trade;
Commitment and passion for trade or WTO-related work;
Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience;
Fluency in English. A good working knowledge of one other official WTO language, French or Spanish, would be an advantage.
Preference shall be given to nationals from WTO Members without any representation at the professional level in the Secretariat.
Benefits
The starting salary is CHF 3,500 monthly salary (approximate).
How to apply?
A cover letter (letter of motivation) MUST accompany the application – the letter should also note UP TO THREE areas of work that applicants would be interested in, in order of preference. Applications with no accompanying letter will not be considered.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the closing date – Central European Time (CET) – 10 May 2017.
For more information visit the official website.

Internship at IDLO

Deadline: 15 May 2017
Open to: interns between 21-30 years old and recently graduated
Internship: monthly stipend of EUR 600
Description
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. 
IDLO seeks an intern for an interesting professional learning opportunity to support the work of the Programs Department, MENA, based at IDLO HQ, Rome. Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator for MENA, the intern will:
Assist with the translation of internal documents and proofreading documents and reports;
Provide general office assistance;
Draft meeting notes;
Carry out any other tasks requested by the supervisor.
Eligibility
Undergraduate degree in translation or related subject;
Graduate degree an advantage;
Applicants must be native Arabic speakers and have a very good knowledge of English and or French;
Experience in translation and other communications fields;
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, initiative and determination to meet deadlines;
Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize tasks under time constraints;
Advanced computer skills and an excellent command of programs such as Microsoft suite;
Good team player, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable in working in multi-cultural settings;
Strong interpersonal skills and able to work effectively within a multicultural environment;
Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.
Internship
IDLO provides all full-time interns (between 21-30 years old and recently graduated) with a monthly stipend of EUR 600. Internships are offered for 3-month renewable up to a maximum of 6 months.
How to apply?
In order to apply please fill the application.
For more information please visit the official web page.

Internship GIRP - European Healthcare Distribution Association

GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, is accepting applications from candidates currently seeing traineeship which is required as a mandatory part of their university/undergraduate curriculum. GIRP is currently accepting such applications from highly motivated undergraduate/graduate candidates seeking a 6-month internship, starting in September 2017. Candidates should show practical skills, high motivation for work, flexibility, a dynamic attitude, and team spirit. Please note that GIRP can only accept candidates who are enrolled in a university study programme for the entire duration of the traineeship.
Responsibilities:
Assist with the organisation of the GIRP conferences and workshops;
Researching, editing, and writing input for GIRP’s numerous publications;
Compilation of PowerPoint presentations for internal meetings and external conferences;
Perform research to support ongoing projects;
Participation in conferences, seminars, and workshops with relevance to health policy;
Maintenance of GIRP’s internet presence;
Administrative support and office management.
We offer:
First-hand experience of the Brussels lobbying scene;
Insight into the European pharmaceutical market and health policy sector in general and the sector of pharmaceutical full-line wholesaling in particular;
Opportunities to be involved in hands-on projects from start to finish;
Excellent team spirit in a multinational environment;
Only housing & transportation costs are covered.
Must-have qualities:
Undergraduate/graduate student, the candidate must be enrolled at a university for the entire duration of the traineeship;
The traineeship must be mandatory in the candidate’s study programme;
Candidates must be fluent in English;
Excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications;
Self-starter, high level of independence and responsibility.
Desirable qualities:
Experience in event organisation;
Affinity for graphic design;
Attitude with social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook;
Good English writing and editing skills;
Knowledge of French, German and/or Spanish is desirable, other languages are an asset;
Good Design skills.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter outlining why you are the best candidate to Ms Giulia Colombo (girp@girp.eu).