2016 Norway Quota Scholarship Scheme for 800 Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students from Developing Countries

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Description

The Norwegian Government offer scholarship funds for the Quota Scholarship scheme for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Students from Developing Countries at universities and university colleges in Norway 2015/2016

Accepted Subject AreaS

Students usually apply for degree programmes that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country or for courses which can be a joint part of a degree programme in their home country (joint degree or sandwich programmes). Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.

About Scholarship

The main objective of the Quota Scheme is to contribute to capacity building through education that will benefit the home country of the students when they return. The Scheme is also intended to strengthen relations between Norway and the selected countries and thus contribute to internationalization at Norwegian institutions of higher education. Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme. The institutions involved are allocated a certain number of students under the programme each year. Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmesQuota Scholarship Scheme

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Selection Criteria

All candidates should typically have the following basic qualifications:

  • Secondary school certificates
  • Minimum two years of higher education from their home country
  • Some exceptions apply for certain professional educational courses at Bachelor’s level.

Eligibility

  • If you wish to participate in the Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship Scheme, you must apply directly from your home country.
  • You must have stayed at least one year in your home country directly prior to the planned course of study at the Norwegian university /University College.
  • To be eligible to apply for the Quota Scheme, you must be able to find your home country on the list below.

Number of Scholarships

The Quota Scheme currently provides funding for a total of 1,100 students, 800 of them from developing countries in the South and 300 from countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia.

Value of Scholarship

Each student receives the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme. 40 per cent of the amount is given as a grant and 60 per cent as a loan. However, the loan portion may be waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study. Students who stay in Norway after finishing their studies or take up residence in another country than their home country must repay the loan.

Travelling expenses for entry into Norway may be reimbursed (fixed price).

Duration of Scholarships: Normally, the financial support given will not exceed a time span of four years for one definite study plan or a combination of two programmes.

Eligible Developing Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique,  Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tchad, Thailand, The Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Yemen

Countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

To be taken at (country): Norwegian Universities in Norway.

Application Deadline: varies depending on course and institution. But typically 1 December (each year)

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply: The institutions of higher education that are part of the Quota Scheme handle all applications from prospective students.Information about the application procedure for the Quota Scheme should be available at the participating universities’ and university colleges’ websites. Visit the Scholarship Webpage for details

Sponsors: The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund is responsible for managing the financial support provided the Norwegian Government.

Important Notes:

Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme. The institutions involved are allocated a certain number of students under the programme each year. The scheme normally includes courses at Master’s and Ph.D. level in addition to certain professional/Bachelor’s degrees. Most of the Norwegian institutions offer courses and educational programmes in English.

The deadline for applications for the Quota scheme is usually 1 December every year. Some courses and educational programmes may have different deadlines.

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2016 Fulbright Masters and Phd ,International students Program in the US

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Deadline:Varying by county

 

Applications are ongoing for the 2015/2016 Fulbright  foreign students program in the US  for those planning to pursue a masters or a Phd.

This program enables  graduate students, young professionals  and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United states.

The program operates or covers a total of 155 countries  worldwide with atleast 4000 students receiving a Fulbright scholarship  each year.

The scholarship

The Fulbright scholarship is administered  by binational Fulbright  commisions/ US embassies and hence processed by these offices.

Eligibility for the scholarship varies a per country.

The scholarship entails the following.

  • Tuition fee
  • Airfare from your home country and back
  • Living stipend
  • Health Insurance

For more information, please visit the following links.

1. This link will enable you to know the eligibility for you country

2. This link will take you to the official call for applications

Lund University Global Scholarship Program 2015


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Deadline: January 20, 2015

Location: Sweden.
Open to: citizens of countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland).

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a selective, merit-based scholarship program that recognizes top academic students from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland).

Scholarship value:

The scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.  Please note that scholarships are toward tuition fees only and that living costs are not covered.

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:
  • You must be a citizen of a country from outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) and are required to pay a tuition fee.
  • You have applied for Bachelor’s or Master’s level studies in the regular application rounds for a minimum of one semester of study (30 ECTS).

Application instructions:

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY  if you do not meet the admission requirements to Lund University or if you cannot secure the funding needed to cover living costs, as required by the Swedish Migration Board.

To apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship, you must first apply for the programmes or free-standing courses you wish to study at Lund University using the online, national application website, www.universityadmissions.se during the application time for autumn semester studies. You then complete the LU Global Scholarship online application where you need to upload your scholarship “motivation letter” (maximum 500 words).

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form or for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

 For more information please Visit this  Official Page

Call for applications : Eric Bleumink Scholarships 2015 at University of Groningen in Netherlands

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Deadline: January 15, 2015

Location: Netherlands.
Type: Fully Funded.

University of Groningen offers Talent Grant for Developing Countries through the Eric Bleumink funds. Grants are available for pursuing master programme, master (MSc/MA/LL.M.) and PhD programme at University of Groningen. The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance. The grant is awarded for a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme. To be nominated the student needs to be (conditionally) admitted to one of the Master’s programmes.

What does it cover?

The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.  Please note that a considerable number of students apply for this scholarship each year, whereas the University can issue only a limited number of grants.

Eligibility:

Criteria for approval are:

  • academic excellence, shown by academic performance and may be confirmed by letters of recommendation from university professors;
  • contribution of candidate’s education in terms of strengthening the scientific capacity in the candidate’s home country;
  • perspectives to a long-term linkage between the home institution and the University of Groningen.
  • For Ph.D programmes , the grants will usually be awarded for a maximum period of four years. Part of the research should be conducted in the home country and part in Groningen.

to Apply:

To be nominated the student needs to be (conditionally) admitted to one of the Master’s programmes. Nominations will be handled by the admissions officers. Master’s degree programmes: A step-by-step application guide

  • First the candidate should apply for admission to a Master’s programme at the University of Groningen .
  • When the candidate applies for this admission, he or she must indicate on the online application that he/she wishes to be nominated for a Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship.
  • If the study programme board agrees with the candidacy for a EBF scholarship, they will send a standard application form including the motivation of the candidate to the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund prior to 1 March. Per studyprogramme only two candidates can be nominated.
  • The Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund will take a decision during their meeting in March.
  • The studyprogramme and the candidate will both be informed on the decision taken by the Board.
  • If a candidate is selected the coordinator and the candidate will have contact on the details of his or her arrival. If necessary he/she can contact the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund for extra assistance.
  • Ph.D programmes: The application should consist of: (a)an elaborate research proposal or pre-proposal and (b) a letter of recommendation from the academic supervisor describing the benefits of the research for the department and/or the University of Groningen.
  • The application may also be submitted by the academic supervisor at the University of Groningen or at the home institute in the developing country. The academic supervisor in Groningen participates in one of the Research Schools or Research Institutes of the University of Groningen .
  • Motivation: it should be made clear by the applicant that requests for other funding have also been submitted.

Scholarship Open for International Students: This Scholarship program for following Developing Countries : Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon,, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Korea, Dem. Rep., Timor-Leste, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Congo (Rep.), Côte d’Ivoire, Kyrgyz Republic, Micronesia (Federated States), Sudan (Rep.), Congo (Dem Rep.), South Sudan, Central African Republic.

Applications will be open from October 15th,

Call for applications: 2015 Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship for Developing Countries

The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for the 2015/2016 fully-funded Louis Dreyfus- Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme Scheme for outstanding postgraduate students from transitional and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to pursue fully-funded graduate studies programme at the University.

The Louis Drefus- Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme is part of the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme which cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford in conjunction with access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

 Scholarship worth

  • 100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living cost
  • Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to review based on satisfactory academic progress.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. They should also be intending to return to their countries or regions of origin once their courses are completed
  • Eligible candidate as must hold an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of a country in Africa, Asia or South America, as listed on the eligible countries list.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives, expanding how they see their professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in their countries of origin or at a wider region or international level.
  • This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld Scholars.

DEADLINE: 9th January, 2015 (Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, and Computer Science) 23rd January, 2015 (All other subjects).

To apply and for more information visit here

Call For Applications : 2015 Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship for Developing Countries

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The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for the 2015/2016 fully-funded Louis Dreyfus- Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme Scheme for outstanding postgraduate students from transitional and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to pursue fully-funded graduate studies programme at the University.

The Louis Drefus- Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme is part of the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme which cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford in conjunction with access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

WORTH

  • 100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living cost
  • Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to review based on satisfactory academic progress.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. They should also be intending to return to their countries or regions of origin once their courses are completed
  • Eligible candidate as must hold an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of a country in Africa, Asia or South America, as listed on the eligible countries list.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives, expanding how they see their professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in their countries of origin or at a wider region or international level.
  • This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld Scholars.

DEADLINE: 9th January, 2015 (Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, and Computer Science) 23rd January, 2015 (All other subjects).

To apply and for more information visit here

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship for International students

 

Deadline: 15 January 2015
Open to: top students from non-EU/EEA countries
Scholarship:  €25,000 per year

Description

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a range of programmes that not only allows students to study the subject of their choice in depth, but also provides the opportunity for a multidisciplinary approach.

Teaching and research at the UvA are offered through seven faculties:

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences;
  • Faculty of Law;
  • Faculty of Humanities;
  • Faculty of Economics and Business;
  • Faculty of Science;
  • Faculty of Medicine;
  • Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA).

A prestigious new scholarship programme has recently been launched targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The UvA will award up to 15 of these scholarships annually.

Eligibility

Students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply. Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, ambition and the relevance of the selected Master’s programme to a student’s future career. In order to apply you must:

  • Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under studiefinanciering, the Dutch system of study grants and loans
  • Be (provisionally) admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree programme at the University of Amsterdam

Scholarship

The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) is a full scholarship of €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses for one academic year. There is the possibility of an extension for a second year for two-year Master’s programmes.

Application

Applications will be accepted until 15 January 2015. Applications for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) are made through the admissions office of the faculties and graduate schools. More details about application procedure find HERE.

For further information visit the official website HERE.