Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Master Scholarships for Commonwealth Countries in Canada. Photo source:  UOIT
Here is a great Scholarship opportunity for International Students to study in Canada. 
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is delighted to offer Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships to pursue master degree programme. Students from commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Scholarships Overiew
The purpose of QES is to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is a public research university located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

Study Level
Scholarships are available to pursue master degree programme.

Field of Study
 Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Benefits
 Full scholarship: $21,000 per year, plus minimum funding (additional information on minimum funding levels)

Partial scholarship:
$4,000 per year, plus minimum funding (additional information on minimum funding levels)
Number of Scholarships: Two (2) new full scholarships and two (2) new partial scholarships at the master’s level will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Eligibility
 Both full and partial international Queen Elizabeth Scholars must meet the following eligibility requirements:


  • Must have an A-minus average (GPA: 3.70 out of 4.30) or greater in the last two years of full-time study prior to receiving the award.
  • Must be 35 years of age or under at time of application.
  • Must be an international master’s student from the Commonwealth [1], enrolled in an eligible research program when starting the award. Anyone who has applied for Canadian citizenship or for permanent residency is not eligible.
  • Be geographically available and visit campus regularly[2]
  • Must be a full-time master’s student and continuously maintain full-time status for the duration of the award.
  • Cannot be employed outside the university except by permission of the supervisor.
  • Cannot be enrolling in a qualifying or make-up year.
  • Must agree to return to their home country and sign a form to this effect as part of their acceptance of the award.
  • Must participate in community engagement activities in Canada.
  • Cannot hold a QES full scholarship concurrently with a scholarship or fellowship from other federal or provincial scholarship programs.
  • Must maintain satisfactory research progress for the duration of this award.

Nationality: Students from commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Entrance Requirements: Students must have an A-minus average (GPA: 3.70 out of 4.30) or greater in the last two years of full-time study prior to receiving the award.

English language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

How to Apply for this scholarship
 Interested international applicants must submit a complete UOIT application with supporting documentation to the Office of Graduate Studies. Electronic documents will be accepted. However, all originals must be submitted via regular mail.


  • QES application form
  • *Bachelor’s degree transcript(s)
  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) or resumé
  • Letter of support from proposed supervisor

Please note: The university will use the bachelor’s degree transcripts from your admissions application to complete your QES application file.

Download Application Form    or visit official Website for more scholarship details 

Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2017.

Here is a great Scholarship opportunity for International students to study in Australia. The Monash University is Australia is providing  Leadership Scholarships to interested International students.

Study Level
The scholarship is inviting both  Undergraduate, Masters and PhD candidates.

Field of Study
The scholarship is available in any field of study. Any full-time undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) program offered at the University except Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine or Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Monash Pathway programs.

Number of Scholarships : 4

Scholarship Benefits

100% course fees paid until the minimum number of points for your degree are completed (excludes OSHC, accommodation and living costs).

Eligibility: 

  • International Students
  • Commencing a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) degree at a Monash campus in Australia (you must have received a full Monash course offer).
Due date: 15 March/15 April/15 May 2017 for Semester 2, 2017 (provided annually) 

How to apply for this scholarship
  • First, apply for a placing or studies at Monash University in any field of your interest in a separate application.
  • Secondary, if you get a placing, attached a offer or acceptance letter from the University and then apply for the scholarships for funds. 
For more information how to get the Application Forms, visit the official website on the Apply Now link below;  Apply Now 


Next Scholarship: Marine Scholarship at Xiamen University in China

Here is a free Scholarship Opportunity for International Students to Study in China. Applications are invited for Chinese Government  Marine Scholarship to pursue master and doctoral programme at  the Xiamen University in China. International students  are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Overview 
Xiamen University, colloquially known as Xia Da, located in Xiamen, Fujian province, is the first university in China founded by overseas Chinese. Established by Tan Kah Kee in 1921, the university was originally known as Amoy University.

In order to enhance its internationalisation, XMU has launched a lot of English-medium programmes for international students. These programmes are taught in English and aim to produce high-level international specialists with a solid professional foundation plus a good understanding of the Chinese society and culture.

Study Programme 

Masters & Doctoratal Programme s

Field of Study

 The applicant should apply for the postgraduate program of ocean-related specialties. Applicants will be given priority if they are engaged in the ocean-related field.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Exemption from tuition fees,
  • Accommodation on campus or providing off-campus accommodation monetary subsidy (undergraduate students/master’s students: CNY 700 per month; doctoral students (senior scholars): CNY 1000 per month);
  • Living allowance: RMB 3,000 per month for master’s students, and RMB 3,500 per month for doctoral students;
  • Comprehensive medical insurance;
  • International travel expenses: to be paid by the student.

Number of Scholarships:  5 Scholarship Awards

Eligibility
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the the scholarship.

  • The applicant should be a citizen of non-Chinese nationality in good health, from a coastal/island country of South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific and its surrounding island country, or an African developing country.
  • The applicant should apply for the postgraduate program of ocean-related specialities. Applicants will be given priority if they are engaged in the ocean-related field.
  • Education background and age limit:
  • Applicants for master’s degree studies must have a bachelor’s degree and be usually under the age of 40.


  • Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master’s degree and be usually under the age of 45.


Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

English language Requirements: English Language Requirement: In order to enhance its internationalisation, XMU has launched a lot of English-medium programmes for international students. These programmes are taught in English and aim to produce high-level international specialists with a solid professional foundation plus a good understanding of the Chinese society and culture.

How to Apply for this scholarship

 Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to the masters or doctoral programme of Xiamen University. (Application guidelines for master’s programmes / doctoral programmes 2017 are available at http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn. )

  • Applicants shall make online application at http://laihua.csc.edu.cn (Agency No. of Xiamen University at CSC: 10384) and download and print out the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and then sign the form.

  • Applicants are required to make another online application at http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/application.php and upload the required application documents. Please download and print out the Application Form for International Students generated upon successful online application.

Submission of application documents:

  • Send by post to XMU’s Admissions Office the two forms and other required documents. Application documents should reach the Office before April 15, 2017. When mailing application documents from mainland China, EMS mailing service is highly recommended as to ensure timely and efficient delivery of your package. (Postal address: Admissions Office of Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China 361005; Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792)
  • Applicants are expected to keep their phones open and check their email regularly as XMU’s Admissions Office will contact them when necessary.
For further Information, visit the Official Website 


Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is Feb.1 – April 15, 2017.


Here is a great scholarship opportunity for students from the Pacific Islands  in New Zealand.

Scholarship Overview
The Ferguson Foundation was established to promote and encourage quality education and training of Pacific Island people in tertiary sector and to secure and distribute financial assistance for that purpose. It funds scholarships for Pacific Islands Students facing financial hardship and assist in meeting most of their education costs.
The foundation is pleased to announce 50 x scholarships of $11,000 per student towards the New Zealand Diploma in Business program – Level 5 and Level 6 programs, approved by NZQA New Zealand.

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE

A maximum of $11,000 per student for the New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 & Level 6 program, offered by our NZQA Approved Partner Institute in Auckland, New Zealand.

HISTORY OR BACKGROUND OF AWARD
The scholarship is a Partial contribution towards tuition fees only for studying the NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS PROGRAM – LEVEL 5 & LEVEL 6, through our Ferguson Foundation NZQA Approved Partner Institute located in Auckland, New Zealand.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Monday 20th February, 2017 11:59pm (AEST time).

NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED: 50

SELECTION CRITERIA
The scholarships will be awarded to Pacific Island students who have registered and submitted their required documents.
* Applicants must be an International student from the Pacific Islands, mainly (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Western Samoa, American Samoa, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, French Polynesia).
*Applicant must be aged between 18 – 55 years.
* Academic achievements will also be considered – minimum Year 12 completion.

HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
Applicants must send an email to: Apply@fergusonconsultants.com.au with their Country of Residence and FERGUSON SCHOLARSHIP in the Email Subject and we will send you full details for the application process and the requirements via email. Scholarship registration application fee is AUD$150.00

HOW AND WHEN DO STUDENTS LEARN OF THE DECISION?
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 30th March 2017.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Students will also receive assistance with the following services:
- VISA APPLICATION
- ENROLMENT IN NEW ZEALAND
- AIRPORT PICKUP
- ACCOMMODATION
- JOB PLACEMENT
- APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN NEW ZEALAND
TO APPLY -
Please send an email to: Apply@fergusonconsultants.com.au with their Country of Residence
www.fergusonconsultants.com.au
www.fergusoneducation.com

Next Scholarship: Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship for developing countries
A great scholarship opportunity for Women to study in Australia. Australia is providing financial support for high-achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies. The 2017 round of the fellowship is now openThe Australia - APEC Women in Research Fellowship will provide financial support for high-achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies to pursue research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions.

This fellowship aims to encourage the mobility of post-doctorate female researchers from the APEC region. It is designed to assist with the particular challenges female researchers face in undertaking cross-border research activities such as lack of flexibility and extra financial support for child care.

Each year up to ten fellowships will be awarded to facilitate a research project of between one and four months. Within the pool of successful recipients, two fellowships will be offered to early career researchers with less than five years' of professional research experience.

Applications for the 2017 round are now open. The Australian APEC Study Centre will administer the fellowship, supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive the fellowship, applicants must:

Be a female citizen or permanent resident of one of the following eligible APEC economies: Chile, People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand or Viet Nam
Not be an Australian permanent resident
Have a PhD degree (conferred by 1 April 2017)
Be available to commence proposed program between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017
Provide all relevant supporting documentation in English
Obtain a nomination agreement with an Australian academic institution and/or organisation
Not be undertaking research or training that leads to a formal qualification between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017

Selection Criteria

The following are the selection criteria and their relative weighting:

A record of high-level academic achievement and research experience relative to opportunity in the applicant’s chosen field of study (30%)
 A well-defined research program with anticipated outcomes (40%)
Statement on how the international research would further the applicant’s academic and/or professional career (15%)
Statement on how the international research opportunity will benefit Australia and the applicant’s potential to foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation between Australian and their home economy (15%)


How to Apply

Apply for the 2017 fellowship. For more information please view the fellowship guidelines below.

For enquiries, or to send supporting documents, please email Kevin Nguyen at kevin@apec.org.au or call +61 (3) 9925 5908.
Get more information here. Scholarship Information
Next Scholarship:  Australia Awards Scholarships for 2017/2018 now open

Applications are invited for Australian Government Awards for students of Asia, Pacific, Africa and Middle East. Scholarships are available to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

Overview


The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country.

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government that aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship. An applicant or awardee should meet DFAT’s English language requirements for receiving an Australia Awards Scholarship.

Programs 

 Scholarships are available to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

Field of Study
 Study programs must relate to applicants country’s priority areas for development. These are listed on the participating country profiles.

Scholarships Benefits

The Awards are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
  • Establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department. From 1 January 2013, CLE payable to awardees is A$30,000 per year.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the student’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
  • Supplementary Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • Fieldwork (for research awardees and Master by coursework which has a research component where fieldwork is compulsory component)—may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.

Eligibility: To be eligible to receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship
  • Be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship
  • Not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Student visa (subclass 500) and not be current serving military personnel
  • Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently
  • Not be applying for another long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years)
  • Have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector) vii. be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Program Areas will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution’s admission requirements. This may not be known until Program Areas request a placement at selected institutions)
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to hold a Student Visa. This may mean that the Program Area will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements ix. Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed.

Nationality
 Students of participating countries can apply for the Australia Awards Scholarships.

List of Countries: Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.), Pacific (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Pacific Collectivities (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu  and Vanuatu), Africa (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia) and Middle East (Palestinian Territories)

How to apply for this scholarship

The application procedure for this scholarship is online. Check the link below on the application process.


Application Deadline: Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by their country. See the opening and closing dates for each country.
Here is a great Scholarships opportunity to study at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. This scholarship is offered the University of Leeds.

Overview

The University of Leeds is accepting applications for our Doctoral Scholarships. There are a number of fully funded places for 2017 entry, available across all disciplines, open

Study Program
Doctorate

Field of Study
Any

Scholarship Benefit 

Successful applicants will receive payment to cover their University tuition fees up to three years, along with a maintenance grant matching the Research Council UK rate (£14,553 for 2017/18).

Eligibility

To be eligible you must:


  • be a UK/EU or International fee paying applicant
  • have achieved at least a First Class (1) Honours degree or equivalent* at undergraduate level
  • meet the English language requirements of your programme of study if English is not your first language (UK/EU applicants – prior to or at registration; international applicants – by the relevant scholarship deadline)
  • not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree
  • not already be in receipt of a doctoral scholarship
  • have applied for a research degree and be in receipt of a student ID number                                 * Candidates with a lower mark in their undergraduate degree will be considered if they have or are expected to receive a Distinction in a Masters programme relevant to their field of research, or if they can demonstrate relevant alternative experience (eg in industry or business, or – for a practice-based PhD – in the creative arts).


How to apply

Apply online by the following deadlines:


  • Engineering are offering several funded projects. For criteria, deadlines, application procedure and start dates, please see the Engineering website
  • Biological Sciences, Education, Social Sciences and Law, Environment, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Health: Deadline 10 March 2017
  • Arts, Humanities and Cultures, Business: Deadline 1 June 2017

Before proceeding with your application, it is strongly advised that applicants view the relevant faculty website, as some scholarships have been allocated to specific projects and closing dates may be subject to change. The University is divided into eight faculties. Each faculty is subdivided into schools, institutes and centers. Apply online here 

For more information : http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

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