Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Master 2 Scholarship for foreign students - Fondation Rennes 1, France

Foreign students, you would like to have a student experience in France for your Master 2 research ? The University of Rennes 1 would be pleased to welcome you on its campuses !

scholarship will cover:
  • 4 000€ as a mobility allowance
  • 1 000€ at most as a travel allowance (economic class and 2nd class, with justifications)


The applicant must proposed the following courses:
- biology and environement
- health
- physics, chemistry, mechanics
- mathematics, computer science, electronics
- law, economics, management, philosophy

Application Procedure

Please submit the following documents;

- the personal information request form filled
- a detailled curriculum vitae
- a copy of the grades since starting university and the ranking for each year
- a copy of the last diploma obtained
- a copy of your last university registration
- if possible a recommandation letter from the chairman of your last studies
- the email addresses of at least 2 reference persons
- a letter from the chairman of the Master that will host you
- a cover letter should explain your professional project.

The above documents must be sent to:

By mail :
Fondation Rennes 1
Présidence de lʼuniversité de Rennes 1
2 rue du Thabor - CS 46510
35065 RENNES Cedex

by email : fondation@univ-rennes1.fr

Submission Deadline

April 6th 2012

Website Link


Hungarian Government Scholarships for International Students

Hungarian Scholarship Board Office offers scholarships for foreign students and lecturers in higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian higher education institutions or research institutes. Scholarships can be applied for in two different ways:
  1. Work plans and bilateral agreements: The Office of the Hungarian Scholarship Board (hereinafter HSB) welcomes applications by citizens of countries (and territories) that have a valid/effective educational work plan with Hungary, or a bilateral agreement signed by the Hungarian Ministry of National Recourses and the relevant ministry of the given country (or territory). Dissemination of all information regarding the application procedure and deadlines as well as assessment and shortlisting of applications is conducted by the scholarship authority or the Ministry of Education in the relevant home country (or territory). Applications forwarded by partner scholarship offices shall have a priority. However, applications submitted directly to the HSB Office shall also be accepted in the framework of the Pool system outlined below.
  1. Scholarship Pool: In 2005 the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Hungary established the ‘Scholarship Pool’ allowing for applications for all HSB scholarship types from the following countries/territories:
    Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Chile, Republic of the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Citizens of the following countries may only apply through their national scholarship offices, on the basis of bilateral agreements: Columbia, Yemen, Mongolia, Palestine and Vietnam.


The following scholarships are available in the academic year 2012-2013:
A. – semester/partial studies (3-10 months)
Available for: undergraduate (BA/BSc) and graduate (MA/MSc) students (enrolled at foreign higher education institutions), especially those majoring in Hungarian Language and Literature and students participating in a single degree track university programme (such as General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Studies, Veterinary Studies, Architecture, Studies in Law, etc.). Before application, students are required to have completed minimum two semesters at their home institutions. For ‘Type A’ scholarship students may apply only on one occasion during their Bachelor’s studies, and once during their Master’s studies.
B. – postgraduate studies, research (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
Available for: applicants holding a Master’s degree or an equivalent university degree, including PhD students who intend to do research for their dissertation and wish to stay in Hungary for less than 10 months. (However, PhD students cannot earn credits during the scholarship period at the host university.)
C/1. – full PhD programme (36 months)
Only students proficient in Hungarian can apply. The scholarship is conditional upon successful entrance exam / admission to the respective doctoral school.
C/2. – partial PhD studies (10 months)
Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at an accredited higher education institution in their home country or in a foreign country (but not in Hungary).
D. – postdoctoral studies, research (1-10 months)
Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree.
E. – research stay (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
Available for associate professors or high-ranking academics as well as researchers holding minimum a PhD or an equivalent degree.
F. – summer courses in the summer of 2012 (2-4 weeks)
Only courses published in the list of ‘Summer Courses 2012’ on the HSB website can be selected. You may select three different courses but your scholarship will allow you to participate only in one course.


Candidates must come from the following countries: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Chile, Republic of the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.
As well as these: Columbia, Yemen, Mongolia, Palestine and Vietnam, on the basis of bilateral agreements.

  • Foreign citizens with a residence/immigration permit or in the course of applying for such a permit in Hungary
  • Foreign citizens with permanent residence in Hungary
  • Foreign citizens employed on a permanent basis as defined by the Hungarian Labour Law
  • Students in employment applying for part-time or correspondence study programmes
  • Students applying for programmes not financed by the Hungarian State
  • Students admitted to higher education host institutions where tuition fee is required.


Applications must be submitted in two ways:
  1. ONLINE on the HSB website,
  2. In printed version by post.
Note: Applications must be submitted in both ways. The office will only accept applications sent by post as well as through the online system by the given deadline.
  1. Online application: You have to register and upload your application material on the HSB website
Deadline of the online application: 26th April 2012 (Thursday midnight)
  1. Printed version: must be sent by post to the following address:
Balassi Intézet, MÖB Iroda
1519 Budapest Pf. 385

Deadline: Thursday, 26th April 2012 (postmark)

Note: For those applying under the system of bilateral agreements the application deadline might be earlier, as determined by the national scholarship office of the given country. It is suggested that applicants keep a copy of the application documents.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Internship Opportunity at Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) in Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: 30 March 2012 18.00 CET
Open to:
University degree-level education in engineering, economics, physics or other technical fields
In line with that in other non-profit organisations in Brussels


The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) is dedicated to improving the energy performance of buildings across Europe, and thereby helping to reduce CO2 emissions from the energy used by buildings. BPIE acts both as an international centre of expertise on all aspects of energy efficiency and energy performance in European buildings, and as the European centre for a global Best Practice Network created by ClimateWorks. Their mission is to support the development of ambitious, yet pragmatic building-related policies and programs at EU and Member State level and to drive their timely and efficient implementation.
The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) offers a 3 to 6 month paid internship at its office located in Brussels. The internship provides a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the area of energy policies for buildings in Europe. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to be part of a small but dynamic team as well as the chance to interact with various stakeholders at EU and Member State level.
The intern will closely work with the BPIE team and will be directly involved in at least one of its main activities. S/he will mainly assist in structuring and organising a large set of EU27 data and work together with our international colleagues for the creation of an online tool. The aim of this project is to ensure that national specific data on their building stock is available for all European countries, enabling better policy design, policy implementation and monitoring. The main responsibilities will include managing and homogenising data and communicating relevant information to both internal and external partners. S/he will also support the analysis of other on-going projects.


In line with that in other non-profit organisations in Brussels.


The ideal candidate will possess the following academic qualifications and personal attributes:
  • university degree-level education in engineering, economics, physics or other technical fields;
  • ability to deal with a large amount of data;
  • ability to manage various tasks;
  • good analytical skills;
  • ability to work well in a small team as well as independently;
  • fluency in English (required);
  • knowledge and interest in energy efficiency policies in the EU;
  • excellent writing and oral communication skills.


Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and their curriculum vitae to info@bpie.eu.
The starting date is as soon as possible.
Deadline: 30th March 18.00 CET – Please note that you will only be contacted in case you are successful with the first stage of the selection process.
The Official Website

The Transparency International Summer School on Integrity in Vilnius, Lithuania

Deadline: 7 May 2012
Open to: 
Foreign students
The course participation fee is set at 300 Euro. Students from the following countries can apply for a full scholarship: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Sweden, Tunisia and Turkey.


The aim of the Transparency International Summer School on Integrity is to provide student leaders from across Europe with an opportunity to learn first-hand from professionals working in the anti-corruption field. The School seeks to provide students with a peer-to-peer learning and integrity-building platform that links international experience with transparency and integrity to the current situation in post-communist countries.
Participants of the Transparency International Summer School on Integrity  learn about the causes of corruption and practical ways in which societies can become more transparent and accountable. The School staff  offer students state-of-the-art professional guidance and compelling case studies showing long-term sustainability through transparent and integrity.
The Summer School is organised by Transparency International Lithuania in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University. Led by experienced anti-corruption professionals, the School seeks to create an environment that brings discussions about transparency and integrity from a high public policy level into the classroom and the everyday life of students.
University students earn 4 ECTS credits upon successful completion of the course. The language of instruction is English.
You can find the full programme here


For 2012 the course participation fee is set at 300 Euro. The fee covers accommodation, meals, study material and extra-curricular activities. Participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses (including visas, insurance, etc.). Students may be granted (partial) tuition fee waivers in exceptional cases.


A limited number of competitive scholarships is available. Full scholarships cover transportation, tuition and board expenses. Students seeking a scholarship are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Students may be also offered partial scholarships that cover a part of their expenses.
Students from the following countries can apply for a full scholarship: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Sweden, Tunisia and Turkey.


Applicants wishing to apply shall submit the following documents:
The completed application form with the CV should be both sent to admissions@transparencyschool.org. Only completed applications will be considered. The deadline for the submission of application documents is 7 May 2012. Non-scholarship students are accepted on a rolling basis.
For further questions regarding the application procedure, fees, scholarships or general enquiries, please contact admissions@transparencyschool.org.
The Official Website

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Digital skills shortage leaves EU youth a step behind

European policy makers have identified a large shortfall in computing and IT skills among young people that threatens to dent Europe's ability to compete and could exacerbate youth unemployment in the coming decade.
While young Europeans may be good at using mobile smartphones and playing video games, they lack basic digital skills that could make them more easily employable in a rapidly digitizing economy, research from the European Commission shows.
The Commission estimates the shortfall of school leavers and graduates with required IT and digital skills could hit 700,000 by 2015, a deficit that will particularly affect leading digital economies such as Britain, France and Germany.
The findings add to concerns about growing unemployment across Europe, where 24 million people are out of work. Youth unemployment is a particular concern, with more than 50 percent of young people unemployed in Spain and Greece.
"Young people need to appreciate the professional aspects of the new digital world," said Antonio Tajani, the European commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship, as he launched a series of events labeled "e-skills week" to draw attention to the problem and generate ways of tackling it.
"This is more important than ever in the current economic context. And it is crucial to increase creativity which will favor entrepreneurship and new start-ups."
Europe continues to battle the impact of the eurozone debt crisis, with Italian labor reform talks and continued poor economic performance in Spain dampening hopes for a recovery.
At the same time, there are signs of economic recovery in the United States, Europe's largest economic rival and the world's most digitally advanced economy, while China continues to grow at an annualized rate of around 8 percent.
According to the Commission, jobs for highly-qualified people are expected to rise by 16 million by 2020, while those held by low-skilled workers will decline by around 12 million.
That gives the EU only a fixed amount of time to try to bolster IT and digital skills among young people if they are to become productive members of the global workforce.
"Supply (of skilled workers) has become a bottleneck for growth in the tech sector, creating a leaky pipeline that threatens to hamper European innovation and global competitiveness," said Tajani.

More information on: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/21/net-us-eu-digital-skills-idUSBRE82K0JY20120321

Perugia International Journalism Festival 2012

The next edition of the annual Perugia International Journalism Festival will be held on April 25-29, 2012, in Perugia, Italy.

The annual Perugia International Journalism Festival is the leading journalism event in Italy. It is an open invitation to listen to and network with the best of world journalism. The leitmotiv is one of informality and accessibility, designed to appeal to journalists, aspiring journalists and those interested in the role of the media in society. Simultaneous translation into English and Italian is provided. The festival is open to the public free of charge.

The festival was founded in 2006 by Arianna Ciccone and Christopher Potter. The objective? To set up an event which would break the mould – not another institutional forum or media industry get-together but rather an opportunity for you to engage with leading journalists from all over the world. Free. With content designed to appeal across the spectrum. The media plays such a fundamental role in our daily lives yet an event designed explicitly to bring together top-drawer media protagonists and the general public didn’t seem to exist. Literary festivals, science festivals, music festivals abounded. But where was the journalism festival? Nowhere. So we created it.

The 2007 first edition was a modest affair but by the 2011 fifth edition there were some 150 different events in the 5–day programme and more than 500 speakers, 250 accredited journalists and 200 volunteers in attendance. Aggregate festival audiences totalled about 30,000 despite our promotion being exclusively online due to budget constraints. The 2012 sixth edition will be the biggest and best yet.

All festival events are free entry. Of all the festival events, only the workshops require registration (in order to maintain participant numbers at a pre-established level). 

View the complete festival program online: http://www.journalismfestival.com/programme/2012

IES Seminars: Europe & Liberty - Germany 2012

Interested in exploring the ideas of liberty? Learn about classical liberalism with distinguished faculty? Apply now and join us at the Theodor-Heuss-Akademie in Gummersbach, Germany between July 29 and August 04, 2012 for a weeklong of intellectual challenges, intercultural exchanges and lots of laid-back fun, all in the spirit of liberty. This week is entirely free for the students. Through the generosity of our partners, IES-Europe is able to offer the seminars for free. Lectures, housing, meals are provided by the IES-Europe. Participants only pay for their own travel.

The seminars offer interdisciplinary introduction to the tradition of classical liberal thought scholarship. Subjects covered include economics, history, moral, political philosophy and law. The main aim is to approach these fields from a liberal point of view. The seminars are a unique opportunity to boost your understanding of the classical liberal principles of individual rights, private property, and free markets and their applications to today's issues.

Thousands of students have already been involved with the Institute's programs. The participants are junior, senior, or graduate students and recent graduates but they are also young scholars or entrepreneurs. They usually describe it as a week which had a tremendous impact in their intellectual life and which has proved helpful for careers in academia, law, journalism, and other idea-oriented fields. It is also a great experience from a personal point of view, since for a week, students and faculty members, coming from everywhere in the world, get to live together, to speak and to debate. They get to learn from each other and are in contact with different cultures, education and ways of life.

A traditional Europe and Liberty seminar lasts 6 days from. The day is divided into 3 sessions of lecture, discussion groups and discussions with the speaker. Every session lasts 2 hours and is followed by a coffee break, lunch or dinner. The week is an intensive week of lectures and discussions. After each lecture the participants break into small groups to probe and debate ideas they have just heard. A highlight of the seminar are the evening discussion groups; guided by faculty members, participants continue their exploration of the day's themes. During the week, participants will have to interact constantly with each other and with the faculty members who not only lecture but join the participants for meals and evening discussion groups and socializing.

Application deadline: May 10, 2012

Contact person:  youcef.maouchi@ies-europe.org

International Master Scholarship of The Mona Hatoum Scholarship, UK

A Scholarship has been established through a donation from former Visiting Professor, Honorary Fellowand Byam Shaw Alumna Mona Hatoum. The scholarship is worth £15,000 and will be a contributiontowards tuition fees for a student accepted on the Full-time MA Fine Art course at Central Saint MartinsCollege of Art and Design.

Applications open to International students only who will benefit from postgraduate studies to realisetheir full potential and who are unable to finance themselves through their studies. The scholarship willbe awarded according to financial need and academic merit

  1. An International student
  2. Accepted for a full-time Masters Degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College, commencing September 2012.
  3. An undergraduate student expecting to graduate with a first or 2:1 in a Bachelors Degree (with Honors’) from a Higher Education institution, or an HE accredited Further Education institution by 31st July 2012.
  4. A graduate, having already gained a first or 2:1 in a Bachelors Degree from a Higher Education institution, or an HE accredited Further Education institution.(for applicants without a bachelor’s degree)
  5. Able to demonstrate substantial equivalent and applicable experience.

Application Procedure

Please download the application form at the website link below. You may also call the Student Funding Service Team on 020 7514 6146 to receive another copy of these guidelines and application by post.

Please send your FULLY COMPLETED application by post to:

Student Funding Service Team
University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn

Submission Deadline

12pm on Friday 15th June 2012.

Website Link


European Citizenship in Youth Work Training Course in Croatia

Deadline: 1 April 2012
Open to:
 Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers from Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe and Caucasus, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, South-East Europe, Turkey, United Kingdom
11-17 June 2012, Croatia
All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country


This training course was developed to encourage the development of a critical, democratic and European Citizenship and in doing so, to support the implementation and quality of the «Youth in Action» Programme.
Aim of the training course
The training course on European Citizenship aims to support the professional development of youth workers and youth leaders by extending their critical understanding of European Citizenship, exploring and experiencing its potential and by enabling them to recognise and integrate European Citizenship in their youth work.
The training course puts into practice priority 1 (European Citizenship) of the Youth in Action programme, by aiming to:
  • To critically explore the meaning, relevance and implications of European citizenship in youth work in all its dimensions;
  • To promote and facilitate the active use of programmes and structures in support of youth work on European Citizenship, including Youth in Action;
  • To experiment and explore the potential of European Citizenship for active democratic change in society;
  • To associate the participants with the current discourse on European Citizenship (its concepts, formal meanings and expressions)
  • To exemplify the connection between European Citizenship, Human Rights, Democracy and ICL and the underlying values.


The training course will take place in Croatia from the 11-17 June 2012.


This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.
Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
If you come from a country other than Programme Countries: The host NA will cover your travel and accommodation costs. Please contact the host NA for further information about the financial details after being selected.


This Training course is for 25 participants from Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, EASTERN EUROPE AND CAUCASUS, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, Turkey, United Kingdom, and it is recommended for Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers.
Working language is English.


You can apply online through the Salto website.
Contact for questions: Davor Pavicic E-Mail: davor.pavicic@mobilnost.hr
Info pack for applicants
The Official Website

Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators 2012/2013

Deadline: 25 March 2012
Open to:
Monthly stipend in the amount of EUR 2,250


Since the end of the cold war, the conditions for intellectual productions in the South Eastern European region have improved noticeably. Despite this fact, the exchange of ideas and the reception of scientific literature are still afflicted with cultural as well as socio-economic asymmetries. Although important works are being published, they do not get the attention in the Western part of Europe that they deserve. To help change this current situation, by filling the gaps in the relevant literature on both sides and thus improve access to and exchange between so far isolated cultures, the Institute of Human Sciences started its translation programme in 1987.
ERSTE Foundation joined the Paul Celan Fellowship for Translators in 2005 as a new partner. Since 1987, more than 80 translators from 16 different countries have worked within the scope of the scholarship. The scholarship holders spend between three and six months in Vienna, receive a hosted flat, a well-equipped office and, of course, a scholarship. Furthermore, they become part of everyday life of the Institute for Human Sciences.


The Paul Celan Fellowships support Western to Eastern translations, or between two Eastern European languages, and especially Eastern to Western translations of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female gendered scholars. A thematic relation to one of the IWM’s research fields is likewise welcomed.


Paul Celan Visiting Fellows are invited to spend three to six months at the IWM between July 2012 and June 2013 to pursue their translation projects while working in residence at the Institute. Fellows receive a monthly stipend in the amount of EUR 2,250 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna. The IWM provides a personal office with internet access, in-house research facilities and other relevant resources in Vienna. Paul Celan Visiting Fellows participate in the scholarly community and activities of the IWM.


The application consists of (in English or German):
  • the application form (please download: info.iwm.at/celan12.zip)
  • a curriculum vitae with a bibliography of translations and other relevant publications
  • the name of the author and the work to be translated (from the original language) and an explanation for the choice thereof
  • the exact number of pages
  • a contract or a letter of intent from a publisher
  • proof that the translator/publisher holds the rights to the translation and its publication (or has an option for them)
  • the planned date of publication
  • information on the program of the publishing house
Deadline for application is March 25, 2012.
Please send the application by mail to:
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien

Advance copies by e-mail are accepted: fellowships@iwm.at
Subject header: Paul Celan Fellowships

Please send your application materials as pdf files.
Applicants will be notified of the jury decision in spring 2012. The jury is not required to justify its decisions.
The Official Call for Applications
The Official Website

Korean Government Scholarships for International Students

Brief description:
The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is designed for international students who wants to pursue higher education in Korean Universities.
Host Institution(s):
51 Universities (or Institutes) designated by NIIED:
Ajou University, Cheongju University, Chonbuk Nat’l University, Chonnam Nat’l University, Chosun University, Chung-Ang University, Chungbuk Nat’l University, Chungnam Nat’l University, Daejeon University, Donga University, Dongguk University, Dongseo University, Ewha Womans University, Gyeongsang Nat’l University, Hallym University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Hannam University, Hanyang University, Hongik University, Inha University, Inje University, Jeonju University, Kangwon Nat’l University, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Keimyung University, Kongju Nat’l University, Kookmin University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea National Defense University, Korea University, Kumoh Nat’l Institute of Technology, Kyonggi University, Kyunghee University, Kyungpook Nat’l University, Pai Chai University, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pukyong Nat’l University, Pusan Nat’l University, Seoul Nat’l University, Seoul Nat’l University of Science and Technology, Silla University, Sogang University, Sookmyung Women’s University, SoonChunHyang University, Sungkyunkwan University, Sunmoon University, The Academy of Korean Studies, University of Ulsan, Woosong University, Yeungnam University, Yonsei University
Fields of study:
Detailed information about the fields and majors offered by the listed eligible universities can be found in the University Information section on the GKS website.  Applicants must choose their desired fields of study from the listed programs in the University Information section provided by participating universities.
Night schools, Seasonal schools, and schools through Internet are not allowed.
Number of Scholarships:
345 scholarships will be awarded in 2012.
Target group:
The scholarships are targetted to students from the following countries:
Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canada(Quebec), Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The United Kingdom, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia
See the complete list of eligible countries at 2012 KGSP guidelines (link found below)
Scholarship value/inclusions:
•  Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
•  Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won(KRW) per month
•  Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in human and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
•  Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
•  Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
•  Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED.
•  Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation
•  Medical Insurance: 15,000 won per month(limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
•  Special fund for students proficient in Korean language (TOPIK level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month(Commencing from the main program)
•  Both applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of the foreign country.
•  Applicants cannot have Korean citizenship.
•  Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for a long period of time.
•  Should be under 40 years of age as of 1 September 2012.
•  Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of 1 September 2012.
•  Applicants who are enrolling or have already enrolled in the same academic program in Korea as the one they are applying for will not be admitted.
•  For Master’s program (or Integrated Master’s & Doctoral program): students who hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Bachelor’s degree
•  For Doctoral program: students who hold a Master’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Master’s degree.
•  Applicants who are expecting the adequate diploma should present their diploma by September 1, 2010 before entry.
•  Should have a grade point average (G.P.A.) at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previous attended institution.
•  If the grade is difficult to convert to percentage, official explanatory documents from the attended university are required.
Application instructions:
Applicants can apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University.
The selection process for applicants will proceed in three steps:
Firstly, applicants must be selectedby the institution he or she is applying through (a Korean embassy, or a designated university).
Secondly, applicants who passed the first round must be selected by the NIIED Selection Committee.
Finally, applicants who passed the second round must gain admission from a university.
The application deadline is 31 March 2012.
It is important to read the scholarship guidelines and visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Contact information:
See the websites of Korean Embassy (Consulate) in your own country or the  universities in Korea in which you want to study in.
Official Scholarship Website (view the English version by clicking the appropriate button at the upper right corner of the website): http://www.niied.go.kr

Paid Internship at Thomson Reuters, London

Deadline: 31 March 2012
Open to:
students or recent graduates with a strong academic record in  journalism, economics, business, law, accounting, languages or computer science
not specified


Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, is looking for talented students or recent graduates for its 2012 London summer internship program. The 6-week paid internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor to provide advice and guidance during the summer. Interns are expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories during their assignment. Interns will receive several days of formal training before they start work, focused on writing skills, journalism ethics, and basic financial knowledge. They may also be able to take advantage of other, regularly scheduled training opportunities during the summer, depending on where they’re based. Interns who excel may be considered for other opportunities, including the Reuters Journalism Trainee Programme or junior reporting roles. The intensive Journalism Trainee Programme, which begins in September 2012 in New York, London and Singapore, offers nine months of training and leads into a staff job if required standards are met.


The successful candidate will be a student or recent graduate who is passionate about news and a quick learner with a strong academic record in journalism, economics, business, law, accounting, languages or computer science. Candidates should have some basic journalism experience, should be fluent in English and possess excellent writing and communication skills, good mathematics skills.
You must obtain the legal right to work in the United Kingdom.


  • CV
  • Cover Letter- No longer than 1 page, double spaced in Microsoft Word
  • Three to five clips of articles you have written (these can be links to online work including blogs)
  • Please note that all of the requirements above should be attached to your application when you apply at online on the Thomson Reuters career site (not including letters of reference).
While completing the application please be sure to answer all of the questions that apply to you. Please do not skip the questions, or your application will be incomplete.
Deadline to apply is March 31 ST at 11:59 P.M. British Summer Time.
Candidate selection will take place during April.
Internship start date is in July 2012.
The Official Website

Riga Graduate School of Law – Schsolarships for the Public International Law and Human Rigths Programme 2012/2013

Deadline: 1 April 2012
Open to:
Students that hold an undergraduate degree in law or comparable degree from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and South Eastern Europe and Central Eurasia regions
15 full Scholarships and 5 tuition fee Scholarships


The Riga Graduate School of Law announces the following scholarships for an LL.M degree in Public International Law and Human Rights funded by the Open Society Foundation (OSF):
  • 15 full Scholarships (covering tuition fee for the academic year 2012/2013 + 6667 USD towards living and accommodation expenses)
  • 5 tuition fee Scholarships (covering tuition fee for the academic year 2012/2013)
Eligible students currently are invited to apply for the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) Public International Law and Human Rights Programme. The programme provides expertise in Public International Law and Human Rights and also offers courses in European Law. The programme is competitive and very prestigious. The Programme is based at the RGSL located in Riga, Latvia. It is available to individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degree in law or related fields (or will be awarded a degree prior to admission to the programme), obtained in at least four years long studies, if basic knowledge in law and corresponding work experience is acquired; second level professional higher education, professional bachelor’s or master’s degree in law or other related fields, if basic knowledge in law and corresponding work experience is acquired. The 2012/2013 Programme starts on 4 September 2012.
The purpose of these scholarships is to support students who have demonstrated academic excellence in law or a comparable field of study and have a demonstrated commitment to work in the field of public law, human rights, or public service.
Public International Law and Human Rights Programme description


Scholarships are available to students from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and South Eastern Europe and Central Eurasia regions (see eligible countries below). Each scholarship recipient will receive an amount covering tuition and fees for the LL.M study programme. An additional scholarship is allocated for travel, accommodation and incidental education expenses. Students granted a scholarship must write their master’s thesis in the field of public international law or human rights. Priority will be given to students who commit to work in any of the following areas upon completion of the programme:  human rights, public law and public service.  Furthermore, RGSL seeks to recruit students who have worked within an organization with which OSF has a relationship already, or students who are willing to work with such an organization upon completion of the programme. In the application, students are required to provide specific detail on their expectations work in a related field upon completion of the programme.


Applicants must:
  1. Satisfy standard RGSL entry requirements (with respect to educational background and English proficiency);
  2. Have experience in the fields of public international law or human rights for a minimum of one year;
  3. Indicate in the application: current place of employment and specify in detail the applicant’s plan to return to work in the field of public service after completing the LL.M programme.
  4. Eligible countries:
    • Russia;
    • Belarus;
    • Ukraine;
    • all countries listed in region of South Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia;
    • all countries listed in  region of Central Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


Applicants for scholarship must fill out a current OSFSCHOLARSHIP ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.
The following documents should be attached to the application form:
  • A legalized copy of the diploma/degree and diploma/degree transcript with an English translation.
  • Official results of English competency exams: TOEFL, Institutional TOEFL or IELTS not older than 3 years. The required minimum result is 525 points for TOEFL (for a computer test – 196; Internet based test – 69-70) and 5.5 for IELTS.
  • A passport copy.
  • 2 (two) recommendation letters from a professional or academic contact describing the applicant’s academic record, achievements and activities (research, community service, and programme development) in Public International Law, Human Rights or related discipline;
  • A letter of motivation from the applicant that describes the insights he or she gained from achievements and activities (research, community service, and programme development) in Public International Law or Human Rights. The limit is two pages with 1.5 spacing (Times New Roman).
If the diploma or degree is obtained outside Latvia, academic recognition has to be made by the Latvian Academic Information Centre (AIC). The application is registered after review from AIC is requested and received by the RGSL. The final decision regarding the qualification for admission is taken by RGSL.
An application is considered completed only when the RGSL has received all required documents.
The Admissions Committee reserves the right to invite applicants for personal interviews.
You can obtain additional information about the RGSL, application procedure, studies curriculum and practical issues from Anda Lesina, the Head of Study Department.
Telephone: +371 6703 206, +371 6703 230.
The Official Website

Monday, 19 March 2012

Bocconi Scholarship for International Students, Milano, Italy

Deadline: 28 March 2012
Open to:
International students that are non-Italian citizens, non-Italian residents, and have a non-Italian Secondary School Diploma earned in Italy or abroad
full tuition of approximately €11.000 per year


Bocconi University offers up to 40 need-based scholarships to international students enrolling in Bachelor Programs or the Combined Bachelor and Master Program at Bocconi. The awarding of the scholarship also takes into consideration scholastic performances of the students.


The Scholarship consist of full tuition waiver worth approximately €11.000 per year for a maximum of 3 academic years (for Bachelor’s programs) or 5 academic years ( for the Bachelor’s and Master of Science in Law program). The renewal of the scholarship is subject to meeting merit criteria. Scholarship applications must be submitted by the same deadline as that of Bocconi on-line admission’s application as stated below.


Only applicants who meet all the following conditions will be taken into consideration for the awarding of the scholarship:
  • Non-Italian citizenship;
  • Non-Italian residence;
  • A non-Italian Secondary School Diploma earned in Italy or abroad;
  • Admission granted for the first year of a Bocconi Bachelor’s Program or the Combined Bachelor’s and Master of Science  in Law program for the A.Y. 2012-2013  (please note that the application must be submitted before admission: this requirement will be considered only at a later stage);
Students who meet any of the following conditions will NOT be taken into consideration:
  • previously enrolled in an undergraduate program or in a Combined Bachelor’s  and Master’s Program in Italy or abroad;
  • have earned an Undergraduate or Graduate level university degree;
  • recipient of a scholarship awarded for the AY 2012-13 by private or public institutions


Applicants  must  complete  and submit  the online  Bocconi Scholarship application form by the same deadline as that of their Bocconi on-line admission’s  application. On-line applications submitted after the proper deadline will be not considered.
You can find the application form here
Deadlines: 28 March 2012 (spring section). Successful candidates will be informed until the 23 May 2012 (spring section). Please note that the application must be finalized by 15.00 Italian time, on the date of the applicant’s relevant deadline.
For further information, please contact:
Student Services Office,
Piazza Sraffa, 11
20136 Milano, Italia
Email: financial.aid@unibocconi.it
Tel. +39.02.5836.2152

For further information please check here.
The official Website

2012 Summer Business Programme in Shanghai for students and young professionals

China 2 2012 Summer Business Programme in Shanghai for students and young professionals
Building the Sino-European Future
China drives world business. As the world’s fastest-growing major economy, the largest exporter and the second largest importer, all roads lead to the Middle Kingdom. Today’s business leaders understand the global role of China. The opportunities to grasp the global trends and immerse oneself in the fascinating world of growing Chinese economy seem to be limited for European students. The frequent question,Do you know any summer programmes in China that combine business courses, internship experience, and fun?, can be finally answered. Europe-China Strategic Alliance with partnership of the prestigious Shanghai University of Finance and Economics offers a unique summer business programme in Shanghai from July 12th to August 24th 2012.
China 1 2012 Summer Business Programme in Shanghai for students and young professionals
Academics, internship, and pleasure
Many European students want to connect pleasure with work experience and not squander a whole summer on frivolous travels. The Business in China Summer Programme will be held in Shanghai and offers a combination of academics, work experience, and pleasure. This intensive six-week programme aims to help European students gain a deep understanding of Chinese culture through courses at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, a month-long internship, as well as networking and cultural events. The programme is designed for all undergraduates, postgraduates, and MBA students passionate about emerging countries.Transcripts with ECTS credits will be granted by the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Insights about China for European students – Want to Do Business in China?
Lin, a young Chinese girl traveling through Europe confessed that this programme is a great opportunity for European students who want to take advantage of the growing economy in China. Take for example Starbucks, she says, if this Western company did not understand the Chinese culture and the country’s dynamics they would not have been so successful with their aggressive growth in this emerging market. “Now, I am able to sip my Green Tea Latte and enjoy my favorite leaf teas from Starbucks in China,” her eyes spark and she sinks into Starbucks oblivion. She still looks forward to seeing more of European premium products whether food or clothing in the Chinese stores. Might you be their future exporter to the Chinese market?
Europe-China Strategic Alliance will help students understand why doing business in China is different than conducting business in Europe. If you want to build your business career in China whether managing an international company, founding a WOFE, forming a JV with a Chinese partner, or taking advantage of the other vast Chinese market from overseas, this program is a definitely an unmatched opportunity for you.
China 3 2012 Summer Business Programme in Shanghai for students and young professionals
From Theory to Practice – Career Redefined in a Global Context
To build the knowledge base about China, firstly, students take intensive business courses – Marketing Strategies and Managing Enterprises in China at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Pierre from Bordeaux, France, noticed the importance of relationships in business environment during his stay in Shanghai. Guanxi, as he says, is the Chinese concept of a relationship between two people that brings favors to both sides. This, for example, strengthens the relationship between the customer and a supplier in a positive meaning of an extended relation going beyond a contract. There are also some negative sides of guanxi, but for that you need to go to China to find more about it for yourself, Pierre mentions reflectively. The course Managing Enterprises in China helps students to learn such elements of running a company in China. Most importantly, the courses are taught by renowned SUFE professors who have educated young people all over the globe.
Your Career – Your Passion – Your China
After two weeks of intensive courses for which students have the opportunity to receive ECTS credits, the participants undertake an internship at a Chinese company. Don, a bright business student from a British university, is passionate about premium food products. Since his girlfriend introduced him to Chinese food and told him about the growing demand for premium European food products in China, he was determined to find a program that would help him learn about food business and go to Shanghai this coming summer. He came across Europe-China Strategic Alliance and is excited that he can learn about the essentials of doing business in China, intern at a local company and most importantly sample the Chinese hot pot! He confidently sees the value-added of this program to his future career – selling European premium food products in China and, of course marry, his Chinese girlfriend (he already booked a Mandarin tutor to learn how to pop the question in Mandarin!). He will also explore the cultural offerings of Shanghai. It is no wonder why one calls Shanghai the Paris of Asia.
To learn more about what Lin, Pierre and Don are talking about, please visit our page Europe-China Strategic Alliance or our Facebook page or Twitter account

Friday, 16 March 2012

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European Network for Political Ecology (ENTITLE) Scholarships, Spain

Deadline: 20 April 2012
Open to:
Candidates with studies in the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, political science, economics), environmental sciences, planning, ecology, geography, architecture and contemporary history or other area if justifed by heir curriculum; able to communicate in English
Living allowance (38000 € annually -/+  correction factor for each country) and a mobility allowance


The European Network for Political Ecology (ENTITLE) offers 11 generously-funded three-year PhD scholarships available to candidates from anywhere in the world.
ENTITLE is an EU-funded Initial Training Network under the Marie Curie actions of FP7, coordinated by ICTA at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (icta.uab.es and www.eco2bcn.es) and with the collaboration of 11 research and NGO partners (Grant Agreement: 289374).
ENTITLE will train 17 researchers in the emerging field of Political Ecology, giving them the theoretical, analytical and complementary skills that will make them employable in jobs related to environmental policy analysis and advocacy. Research and training are framed around five key clusters concerned with the analysis of: environmental conflicts; environmental movements; natural disasters; changes in co-production and the commons; and environmental justice and democracy.
Researchers selected for the program will be trained through an integrated curriculum of local and intensive network courses on related topics, summer schools with teachers of international calibre, secondments to EJOs (environmental justice organizations) and the public and private sector and training through work. ENTITLE builds on an on-going collaboration in training between the participating institutions, manifested in a series of summer schools (www.environmentalconflicts.com). It brings together some of the world ́s top scholars in political ecology and related approaches, and overcomes the fragmentation of existing political ecological research in Europe, offering a critical mass of research and training. The researchers trained in the network will be employable in academia, public administration and EJOs.


The fellowships are open to truly outstanding candidates with distinguished curricula and proven ability to communicate fluently in English. We expect candidates with studies in the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, political science, economics), environmental sciences, planning, ecology, geography, architecture and contemporary history. Candidates from other disciplines might apply if adequately justified by their curriculum and motivation letter. Interdisciplinary experience and previous work on political ecology and related approaches are highly appreciated, as is civic engagement with the social issues dealt by the network. As the PhD must be completed within the 3 years of the fellowships we anticipate that successful candidates will already hold a Masters degree and have some experience with social science research methods.
Eligibility Criteria (From The EC Marie Curie Program)
The following requirements must be met:
1) Applicant must not have a PhD.
2) Applicant should not have more than 4 years of research experience. The years that count are the ones after obtaining the degree (e.g. a masters) which would formally entitle one to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided.
3) Applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment (i.e. you should not have lived in the country you are applying for more than a year in the period September 2009 – September 2012).


Successful applicants will be given a 3-year contract with a salary, mobility allowance and additional funds for research-related costs. The salary includes a living allowance (38000 € annually -/+ a correction factor for each country that can be checked at the Marie Curie website). This is a gross salary; net salary will be derived after deductions that will apply in the host country, such as taxes and social security. In addition, recruited researchers will receive a mobility allowance (700 – 1000 euros per month, depending on country correction factor and family situation); in some countries this is subject to taxes, in others not.


Applicants should submit the following by email:
(1) A cover letter declaring their interest for the position and identifying the host institute of their choice. A maximum of two institutes can be selected. The first choice needs to be clearly identified. (Note that for the Harokopion University post at Athens, knowledge of Greek is desirable. PhD candidates at Bogazici Universitesi in Istanbul are required to undertake and qualify through a first year of graduate courses in economics.)
(2) A  500 word motivation letter explaining the reasons for wanting to do research in the field of political ecology.
(3) A 1000 word research proposal, positioned with respect to at least one of the five key thematic areas of the network (environmental conflicts; environmental movements; natural disasters; changes in co-production and the commons; and environmental justice and democracy).
To get an idea of the research themes interesting the prospective host institutes, applicants should visit their websites and look at the research work of the contact persons who are likely to act as supervisors. Applicants should not contact the institutes or the supervisors individually. The capacity to develop a political-ecological research proposal independently is part of the criteria used to evaluate the applicants. Note that the research proposal of the application stage is not binding, and supervisors will work with the recruited researchers to elaborate a new research proposal during the first year of the fellowship.
4) A curriculum vitae. Please make visible the countries of your main activity during the last three years.
(5) The names, email addresses and telephone numbers of two confidential referees whom we might contact within May 2012. The referees should have been informed and consent to be contacted.
Application should be sent to:
The application should be sent via email to entitle2012@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .All documents must be merged into a single pdf document with the following title <”Application” Name Surname> (e.g. “Application John Smith”) .
The subject of the email message should have the following structure <”Entitle Application”> (e.g. Entitle Application, John Smith, Barcelona [Manchester])
The deadline for applications is April 20, 2012, 6pm Central European Time. Decisions will be communicated to applicants by the end of May. Short-listed applicants may be contacted for an interview by the host University in early May and they may be asked to submit additional material related to their application, such as a sample of their work.
Equal Opportunity:
ENTITLE is an equal opportunity network. We particularly encourage applications from women.
For more information, please visit The Official Website.