Tuesday, July 4, 2017

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship at University of Hawaii , USA

Here is a great scholarship opportunity for International students to study at the University of Hawaii in the United States of America. The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master’s and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center.

Fellowship Background
Undertaking degree studies at UHM through an East-West Center fellowship is not merely about receiving a financial aid scholarship. Since the basic purpose of the East-West Center is to build a sense of Asia-Pacific community and prepare for future leadership roles, EWC graduate student fellows live together and interact with each other in both intellectual and social activities. They are, from the very outset, an identifiable group committed to the notion of building an Asia-Pacific community. Through team-building activities, leadership development projects and internships, learning about the Asia Pacific region, cultural exchange, educational enrichment gatherings, community service and service learning projects, EWC graduate degree fellows establish friendships and lifelong ties to a network of people committed to positive change in the Asia Pacific region.

Scholarships Programs
- Masters
- PhD
Fields of Study: Priority areas specified by the Center.

Scholarship Benefits.
The graduate degree fellowship covers the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, and partial funding toward meals, health insurance, and incidental expenses. Funding for field study and conference presentations is offered on a competitive basis during the fellow’s period of study.
Scholarship Eligibility 
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship invites applications from:
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia
Priority in the student selection process is given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to the Asia Pacific region.

Individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of the countries listed below may apply for the East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship:
- United States.
- Pacific Region:  American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna Islands

Southeast Asia:  Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
South Asia:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
East Asia:  China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and Grade Point Average : Before the start of the award, applicants for graduate programs must have obtained a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. college or university, or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Generally, an applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0=A scale) or the equivalent, in the last four semesters or six quarters of the undergraduate record and in all post-baccalaureate work.

How to Apply
East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowships support graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i in fields relevant to the goals and objectives of the East-West Center. Because degree fellows are involved in programs at the East-West Center, as well as in advanced degree work at the University of Hawaii they have obligations to both institutions.

It is not necessary to obtain admission to a field of graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i before applying to the East-West Center. Application to both the University of Hawai‘i and East-West Center may be done concurrently by submitting both applications and all supporting documents directly to the East-West Center.

Links to Application Forms are provided below: 

1.Download application materials for the Graduate Degree Fellowship from the East-West Center website using the links provided here. To download the application documents, click below :
  1. Application Guide
  2. Application Checklist
  3. Application Instructions & Form
  4. Essay Questions & Instructions
  5. Academic Letter of Reference Form & Instructions
  6. Civic Engagement Letter of Reference Form & Instructions
  7. Verification of Funds for Additional Expenses Form
  8. GDF Application Forms
For further information, visit the official Website here:  Official Website
Deadline :    November 1 , 2017 ( scholarships provided annually)