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

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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.


  • 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.


Internship Opportunity at WFP Headquarters in Italy


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Image Credits: wfp

Deadline: May 20, 2015

Location: Rome, Italy.

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position with the WFP Government Partnerships Division. The position will be based at WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Internship will be for an initial period of six months starting from June to November 2015.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$700 per month depending on the duty station.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from WFP internship location, necessary visas and costs related.

Application Process:

Go to: http://www.wfp.org/about/vacancies/internship

  • Step 1: Create your online CV.
  • Step 2: Click on the hyperlink to view the current opening(s) and “Apply” to submit your application(s).

NOTE: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this Internship.

Internship Provider: World Food Programme​.

Visit Official Page for more information and how to apply

Guidelines on how to write a good Motivation letter for a Graduate School or A job.

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A letter of motivation is required when you apply for a study scholarship or a grant for a language or specialist course. This letter gives you the chance to describe your personality and the reasons why you are applying for the  scholarship.

The following information and questions will help you to write an informative letter of motivation.


  • Facts about your education, skills and knowledge
    • Studies: study programme, number of semesters, if applicable, degree
    • Professional experience, if applicable
    • Academic knowledge, skills and language skills
    • Prizes and awards (if applicable)
  • Academic motivation
    • Why do you wish to take the study programme or attend the language or specialist course for which you are applying?
    • What appeals to you about the university you have chosen?
    • What are your expectations of studying in (Specified country) or attending the course (personal, professional, for your career)?
  • Reasons for applying for a scholarship
    • Why are you applying for a (Particular) scholarship?
    • What do you expect of this scholarship?
    • How will the scholarship help you achieve your academic, professional and personal goals?
  • Personal interests
    Here you can outline special extracurricular achievements and commitments or personal qualities that say something about your character.

Formal information

The letter of motivation should be between one and three DIN A4 pages long.

How should I introduce my research project? – Or: How do I write a research exposé?

In a research exposé, you define the goals of your research work, reflect upon the theoretical and methodical procedure and you describe the individual steps.

The objective

  • What is the content of your research project?
  • Which steps are planned?
  • How do you plan your work schedule?

The structure
The description (approx. 3 – 10 pages) should provide information about the following:

  1. The research field in general and the current state of research literature:
    • What is the current level of research?
    • Which theories/work of other scientists do you refer to?
    • Discussion of the theoretical framework or model
    • What is your research question?
  2. Key research questions (hypotheses), research objectives and the scientific relevance of your project:
    • What do you intend finding out?
    • What goals are you pursuing with your project?
  3. Research strategies/methods:
    • How do you intend answering the research questions?
    • How do you want to collect data (document analyses, quantitative or qualitative survey, experiment, etc.)?
    • Which scientific literature will you use?
    • How will you evaluate results?
    • What is your schedule?
    • What preparation have you already done or intend doing before funding begins?
  4. Ethical issues/anticipated difficulties collecting data
  5. Provisional schedule (in tabular form)
    • How much time do you need for the individual research phases (before, during and, if applicable, after the scholarship period)?
  6. Research bibliography
    • List of books and essays upon which your work is based.

Not all of these points may apply to your project..

Original Article adopted From DAAD WEBSITE

2015 IBM Master the Main Frame Contest For students Across the Middle East and Africa

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image Credits : IBM

What you need to know:

In Spring 2015, IBM is running its first Master the Mainframe Contest for students across the Middle East & Africa.

No experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience, increasing with difficulty as the contest progresses. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit and be ready to compete!

Frequently Asked Questions/Answers:

When is the contest?

Registration will be open from March 9th until May 29th! The contest runs from April 1st until May 29th. Students can register and join the contest through May 29th.

Why compete in a Mainframe Contest?

The prizes up for grabs in the 2015 Master the Mainframe Contest include:

Today’s mainframes are growing in popularity and require a new generation of mainframe experts. This contest is designed to equip students with basic skills to make them more competitive for jobs in the enterprise computing industry. Participation in the Master the Mainframe Contest could give you the edge you need.

To help employers connect with the best mainframe students, contestants are encouraged to check out the jobs posted on the System z job board at Systemzjobs.com.

Who can compete?
Anyone is who is currently a student can compete (16 years of age or older) – no experience is necessary! Please click here for the official rules and regulations (PDF, 544KB).

For more information on how to participate please visit the Official Website

2015 (Fully Funded) Huawei-She leads Africa fellowship for female Technology Entrepreneurs from across Africa

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Image Credits : She leads Africa


How does it feel to be a woman in Technology and especially when you are trying to establish yourself as  a brand.. She leads Africa in collaboration with Huawei, are bringing opportunities closer to you, as a female Technology Entrepreneur .

The fellowship is aimed at fostering and promoting cohesion within the landscape of female entrepreneurs in Africa. It is the first of its kind to provide female technology Entrepreneurs from across Africa, the opportunity to visit China.

The fellows will receive an in-depth experience at the Huawei technologies Headquaters on how technology works to its entirety.


  • The fellows will visit shenzen and Shangai China in the month of August  from 2nd-7th 2015.
  • Fellows will be able to network with peer entrepreneurs  and develop relationships  with investors and companies interested in doing business in Africa.


  • Women between the ages of 18-40
  • Building Technologies focused in Africa.

Application process

1. Fill out the application form by following this link

2. Email Your pitch to info@sheleadsafrica.org with the subject  line:

  • Huawei Fellowship
  • First name,surname by april 30th 2015.

Good luck to the applicant  🙂



Call for Applications:Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2015 in Germany

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Image Credit : Global Entrepreneurship Summer school



Deadline: March 31, 2015

Date: 15th – 25th September 2015
Location: Munich, Germany

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School is a collaborative project of the four leading university-based Entrepreneurship Centers in Munich as well as the Social Entrepreneurship Academie – that’s why they believe in the power of entrepreneurial thinking for a better and sustainable future.

During the Summer School the student teams develop ideas that have both a sustainable impact for society and a self-sustaining, profitable business model. The students learn about entrepreneurship, develop their own sustainable business ideas and build a long-lasting network of international excellent and entrepreneurial students. The Global Entrepreneurship Summer Schools fosters the important role of education, entrepreneurship and networking for a sustainable development.


  • You can apply as undergraduate or graduate of all university studies e.g.: design, computer science, business economics, humanities, social sciences etc.
  • You have to be enrolled in any university at any time during 2015 and you have to be aged between 18 – 27 years. For example: If you are enrolled only until February 2015 you can apply even if you won’t be enrolled in September 2015. “Enrolled” applies in our definition also to MBA or PhD students.

Global Scholarships:

We may cover parts of travel expenses of selected international students who are invited to Munich. You can apply for 1 of 10 travel scholarships after being selected. We will cover 50% of your travel expenses, with a maximum of 500 Euro. You will get the grant in cash during your stay in Munich.


Participants won’t have to pay for their accommodation. We will provide your accommodation from Sep 15 until Sep 25 either in student dorms or in private rooms at participants’ places from Munich. If you want to arrive earlier or stay longer in Munich, please take care of it by yourself.

Food & travel in Munich:

We will provide for some exclusive dinners as well as many snacks and coffee during the whole week.


This year, we will accept 35 outstanding students from around the world who will get an invitation to Munich. In addition we will accept 15 virtual participants. All applications will go through a very strict, but fair selection process. You can fill out the Application Form online and attach the required documents and answers.

You can apply with your CV, motivational letter (max. around 200 words) and recommendation letter as PDF attachments.

If you have any questions please check first all FAQs and if you still have questions please send an email to info@globalsummerschool.org.

For interested individuals, follow this link for more information