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December 2007 Part III

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Serving Africans around the world.

December 17 2007, ISSUE #061.

** How to Get Your Scholarship in 2008

** Considering Self Employment?

A: Scholarships

  • OPEC Fund Scholarship Award

    The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is pleased to announce its Scholarship Award to support undergraduate students from developing countries in pursuit of higher education. The winner will receive a scholarship of up to $100,000 for two years.

  • Distance Learning Masters Scholarships, University of Edinburgh

    The University of Edinburgh will offer nine Master's scholarships for eligible distance learning Master's programmes offered by the University. Each scholarship will have a total value of £5,000.

  • Short Courses and Postgraduate Scholarships (Masters and PhDs)

    VLIR awards scholarships to students from developing countries to study one of the 15 master courses and 6 short courses. Each year there are a maximum of 180 scholarships available for first-year master students and a maximum of 70 scholarships for short course participants. PhD scholarships are also available.

  • TU/e Talent Scholarship Program

    TU/e (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven) Talent Scholarship Program offers full-cost scholarships (covering both tuition fees and living costs) for top international students. These scholarships are for 5-year programs: two years studying for your Master’s at the TU/e, followed by three years working for the company that sponsors your scholarship.

    You’ll gain international work experience and increase your career opportunities – in your home country or anywhere else in the world.

  • Global Health Scholarships

    The Sommer Scholars program seeks to train the brightest, most promising students from around the globe. The selected students will receive both full tuition and a stipend. In addition to regular course work, they will take part in a leadership program designed to develop their personal skills and foster both collaboration and networking opportunities.

  • Urban Studies Scholarships

    18 Scholarships available for urban studies in Germany, Italy, France and Spain. The Urban Studies Scholarships are valued at 42000 Euros over two years each.

  • Gordon R McCulloch Scholarship

    The Gordon R. McCulloch Scholarship is awarded to a student from an African country. The scholarship is worth £5,000.

  • MSc Scholarships at University of Bath

    Applicants are invited for MSc Scholarships at University of Bath. The scholarships provides tuition fees plus other expenses for a maximum period of one year.

  • Worcester Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

    The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the university of Worcester, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. The scholarship programme will provide tuition fees and other related expenses.

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme

    These scholarships are for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. They funds awarded will support the cost of tuition fees, return airfares and other allowances. A monthly stipend shall also be offered.

  • MSc Environmental Policy and Management Scholarship

    Grants are for one to three years and usually cover the cost of travel, tuition fees and living expenses. In some cases additional allowances may be available for help with books or clothes. To apply for this scholarship you will need a good Honours Degree of upper second class or above. The applicants having equivalent professional qualifications will also be considered.

  • Kings College Commonwealth Scholarship

    Kings College offers 1 to 2 Commonwealth Scholarship each year. Funds cover the international tuition fee, living allowance, return flight from/to candidate's home country and an arrival allowance.

  • Information Sciences and Geography Commonwealth Scholarships, Aberystwyth University

    The Aberystwyth University participates in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme which makes awards for taught Masters students. The award covers tuition fees, the costs of travel to and from the UK and provides a living allowance.

  • Environmental Studies Commonwealth Scholarship

    The awards will cover University and college fees, a grant for living expenses, return air travel to the UK. Scholars must be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete.

  • International Achievement Scholarship, Sheffield Hallam University

    Scholarships of a minimum of £1,000 will be available to international students who begin their courses in 2008/09. The scholarships will be awarded to high achievers, as evidenced by their academic results to date, and the personal statement on their scholarship application form.

  • Sheffield Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, Sheffield Hallam University

    Sheffield Hallam University participates in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) and welcomes applications from students for this prestigious award. The award covers tuition fees and living costs for the duration of a Masters course.

  • MSc Sustainability Scholarships

    Up to five scholarships are available to candidates from developing Commonwealth countries to undertake a one-year taught Master's programme of study at the University of Leeds. The scholarships covers fees (international rate), Maintenance allowance and return airfare.

  • Environment, Food, Health and Technology Scholarships

    The University of Nottingham will offer SIX Scholarships for new students registering on Taught Masters programmes at the University of Nottingham in September 2008. Under the scheme, the ACU pays the students’ tuition fees, thesis expenses, study travel grant, the cost of airfare to and from the United Kingdom and excess baggage allowance for accompanied books up to 10kg on return home. The University of Nottingham provides a full maintenance award plus additional allowances.

  • MSc in Computational Logic Scholarships

    The European Masters Program in Computational Logic offers 13 new Erasmus Mundus scholarships for non European citizens. For each student the scholarship amounts to 21,000 Euro per academic year. This includes 10 monthly grants of 1,600 Euro and a fixed amount of 5,000 Euro for fees, travel expenses, relocation costs, etc.

  • World Library and Information Congress Grants

    Bibliomondialis will offer grants to attend the IFLA 2008 Conference in Quebec. Grants will be offered to delegates from developing countries.

  • Institute for Humane Studies Scholarships

    Scholarships of up to $12,000 are for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Each year IHS awards over $400,000 in scholarships to students from universities around the world and sponsors the attendance of hundreds of students at its summer seminars and other educational programs.

  • Fellowships to Promote Mental Health Journalism

    Applications are invited for fellowships to promote mental health journalism. The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism include stipends of up to US$10,000, and additionally cover all travel, research, and related expenses.

  • The European Masters Program in Computational Logic

    You will graduate with a MSc in Computer Science from each of the two universities you will select. Tuition fees are 3.000 EUR per year.

  • Great Lakes of Africa Scholarship

    This scholarship provides promising student from the Great Lakes Region of Africa with the full financial assistance needed to attend College of the Atlantic (COA). Tuition, room, board, books and health insurance are all covered by the Great Lakes of Africa Scholarship.

  • Southern African Students Fund

    St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, is offering a scholarship for a student from Southern Africa for the academic year 2008-9. The scholarship will cover University fees, college fees, and a stipend.

  • LL.M Innovation, Technology and the Law Scholarships - The University of Edinburgh

    These scholarships are open specifically to assist students from developing countries. The two students who are selected will have the scholarship amount of £3,000. Awards will be made based on academic merit.

  • Mandela Magdalene College Scholarship

    The scholarship covers University Composition Fee at the overseas rate approved College Fees, a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single student as well as a return airfare, courtesy of British Airways.

  • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

    Winners of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award will be granted funding totalling up to 1.65 million EUR to conduct the approved research project over a period of five years commencing immediately after receiving the award. Sofja Kovalevskaja Award is for outstanding young scientists and scholars.

  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards

    Alzheimer's Disease Research awards are intended for new investigators or established investigators pursuing particularly innovative lines of inquiry. Applicants may request up to $150,000 USD over a two year period.

  • Exxon Mobil Earth and Environment Scholarships, University of Leeds

    Applications are invited for Exxon Mobil Earth and Environment Scholarships at University of Leeds. The Exxon Mobil Earth and Environment Scholarships covers; International Fee, a contribution to living costs of £9000, return Airfare, and contribution to project costs.

  • University of Glasgow Commonwealth Scholarships

    These scholarships are awarded only for taught postgraduate courses which have a developmental emphasis. The scholarships will also award fees are at the Overseas Student rate, monthly stipend and return air fare from home country.

  • Warwick Manufacturing Group Postgraduate Award

    Two awards of £5,000 are open to prospective full-time postgraduate students in any degree within Warwick Manufacturing Group, Taught Master's only. Applicants should be nationals of Sub-Saharan Africa and classed as international fee-payer.

  • Refugee and Asylum Seeker Scholarships

    University of Melbourne awards Refugee and Asylum Seeker Scholarships amounting to full fee remission and an annual allowance of up to $10,000 per annum. These scholarships are meant to assist refugees and asylum seekers with the cost of tertiary education.

  • Africa Scholarship Program, University of Steubenville

    Franciscan University of Steubenville will make two scholarships available every five years. The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition and materials for degree program available through Franciscan University Distance Learning.

  • United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme

    The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme will cover the fellowship recipient’s travel costs in economy class as well as medical insurance, the training material and the registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law. Participants will receive a stipend to cover their living expenses.

  • Post Graduate Research Positions in Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Applications are invited for several post-graduate research positions in the Knowledge and Data Engineering Research Group (KDEG), Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin. The position includes payment of academic fees and a tax exempt annual stipend of 16,000 Euro.

  • PhD Scholarship in Stochastic and Fuzzy Modelling, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    A fully funded PhD position is available in the Software Engineering Research Lab at Auckland University of Technology and applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. The scholarship is tenable for up to four years.

  • PhD Scholarships in Innovation Management, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark

    The Department of Marketing and Statistics at Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus (ASB) Denmark, invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the area of Innovation Management. Applicants are expected to have completed a Master’s degree in the social sciences with very good or excellent results. Good knowledge of statistics is essential.

  • PhD Studentship in Computational Modeling of Auxin Dynamics, Ghent University, Belgium

    The department plant systems biology at Ghent University, Belgium has an opening for an ambitious and energetic research assistant in the new research group Plant Systems Modeling, that focuses on computational modeling of plant development biology. Funding is for four years, but you are encouraged to apply for external funds.

  • PhD Studentship in Bioinformatics at Ghent University

    The Research Group Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics of the Department of Plant Systems Biology at Ghent University is currently looking for a: PhD student in Bioinformatics to work on an Research Project focusing on the integration of sequence and expression data in plants.

  • PhD Studentship in Bioinformatics and Modelling, Ghent University

    Ghent University is currently looking for a PhD student in Bioinformatics to work on an Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) Research Project. You have a master in Sciences (Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics), Engineering or Bioengineering.

  • Post-doctoral Fellowships at National Institute for Agricultural Research

    The National Institute for Agricultural Research - France (NRA) is organizing a campaign to recruit 11 post-doctoral fellows. The recipients are recruited on a two-year contract with a gross monthly salary of 2150Euros.




    B: Upcoming deadlines

  • International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grants 31/Dec

  • Stockholm Challenge 2008 31/Dec

  • The 2007 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 31/Dec

  • Sauve Scholars, McGill University, Montreal Canada. 31/Dec

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships

  • Wildlife and Ecosystem Health Conference Participation Grants

  • MSc Fellowships at UNESCO - IHE Delft

  • Ashoka-Lemelson Fellowship Program

  • Leiden University MA Scholarships - The Netherlands

  • Leiden University Scholarships

  • Masters and Doctoral Scholarships at Ritsumeikan University - Japan

  • Scholarships and Awards for International Undergraduate Students at Trent University Canada

  • Research Scholarships for Lawyers from Developing Countries and Countries in Economic Transition

  • PhD Studentship at University of Oxford

  • Moabi Stipendium for African Botanists

  • Postgraduate Research Studentship in Photonic Communication System Research

  • Bursaries for Undergraduate International Students studying Psychology

  • Higher Education Masters Programme in Africa Scholarships

  • King Faisal Foundation Scholarships

  • Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

  • Master in Maritime Law Scholarships - Lund University, Sweden

  • MSc in Environmental Engineering Scholarships - Luleå University of Technology

  • Design for Sustainable Development Scholarships - Charlmers University of Technology, Sweden

  • Coastal Zone Management Master's Scholarships - Gotland University, Sweden

  • Urban Forestry and Urban Greening Scholarships - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  • Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP)

  • Carnegie Mellon University - AusAID Scholarships

  • The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

  • Alpha Delta Kappa, scholarships Jan/2008

  • Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust Jan/2008

  • Eiffel Scholarships, Masters and PhD11 Jan

  • Dairy Industry Scholarships15 Jan

  • Urban Studies Scholarships15 Jan

  • Electric Power Engineering Scholarships - Chalmers University of Technology Mid Jan every year

  • United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme Jan/2008

  • Sustainable Tropical Forestry Erasmus Mundus Masters Course Scholarships 25/Jan

  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for European Master in Industrial Management 31/Jan

  • Nanyang Scholarships for Undergraduates International Students 31/Jan

  • International Scholarship for Postgraduate Student, University of Sydney, Australia 31/Jan

  • European Master Programme in Environmental Studies Scholarships 31/Jan/2008

  • Masters in Strategic Project Management Scholarships 31/Jan

  • Occupational Health and Safety Scholarships 31/Jan

  • Exeter Sports Scholarships 31/Jan

  • Mandela Magdalene College Scholarship 31/Jan

  • Sustainable Tropical Forestry Erasmus Mundus Masters Course Scholarships 01/Feb/2008

  • Refugee and Asylum Seeker Scholarships 01/Feb/2008

  • Eiffel Scholarships, Masters and PhD 01/Feb/2008

  • The European Masters Program in Computational Logic 10/Feb

  • African Fellows Programme 11/Feb/2008

  • Pilot Intl. Foundation Scholarships 15/Feb/2008

  • LLM in Human Rights Law Scholarships - Sweden 15/Feb/2008

  • TC Beirne School of Law LLM Scholarships 15/Feb/2008

  • Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 18/Feb/2008

  • Tourism and Hospitality Scholarships - Australia 29/Feb/2008

  • Environmental Studies Commonwealth Scholarship 1/March

  • TU/e Talent Scholarship Program 1/March

  • LLM scholarships at Kings College London 14/March

  • LLM scholarships at Kings College London 31/March

  • Worcester Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 31/March

  • Information Sciences and Geography Commonwealth Scholarships 31/March

  • Scholarships for the Blind 31/March

  • Gordon R McCulloch Scholarship 31/March

  • ENS International Scholarships - France April/2008

  • African Guest Researcher Scholarship Programme 1 April

  • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 1 April

  • Amsterdam Undergraduate and Postgraduate Merit Scholarships 1 April

  • MSc Sustainability Scholarships 1 April 2008

  • Associated Board International Scholarships April/2008

  • ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships April 15

  • University of Glasgow Commonwealth Scholarships April 18

  • Olive Stone Law School Scholarships April 25

  • National Geographic Society Grants - Research and Exploration Grants

  • EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies

  • Sheffield Commonwealth Shared Scholarship May 2

  • Environment, Food, Health and Technology Scholarships May 2

  • Warwick Manufacturing Group Postgraduate Award May 9

  • e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships May 15/2008

  • Hermes Creative Awards May 25/2008

  • MediaTek International Student Fellowship End of May each year

  • Exxon Mobil Earth and Environment Scholarships, University of Leeds End of May each year

  • Master of Fine Arts in New Media Scholarships June 1/2008

  • Birmingham Law School LLM Scholarships End of June

  • Equitas International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) Grants June every year

  • Acumen Fund Fellows Program October 24 every year

  • Great Lakes of Africa Scholarship October 31

  • International Masters Programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science Nov 1

  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Nov 10

  • International Achievement Scholarship Nov 30

  • MBA and MPA Scholarship by Management - Institute of Canada

  • Five College African Scholars Program

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme




  • C: Jobs

  • West Africa Flood Response Evaluator

  • Local Consultant

  • Project Administrator

  • Project Officer

  • Programme Manager




















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