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International Scholarship in Japan

JFUNU Scholarships for MSc in Sustainability Programme for Developing Country Students

JFUNU
Masters Degree

Brief description:

The Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance and who are admitted to the Master of Science in Sustainability Programme at United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

Host Institution(s):

United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Level/Field of study:

Master of Science in Sustainability

Number of Scholarships:

Limited

Target group:

Citizens of developing countries  listed in the latest OECD DAC list

Scholarship value/duration:

The JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 24 months. Travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student. The tuition fees are fully waived for the scholarship recipients.

Eligibility:

Applicants for the Master of Science in Sustainability are required to have met the following requirements by the application deadline in order to be considered:

• A strong interest in sustainability studies.

• Demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues.

• A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability. Those who expect to graduate and have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent conferred before September 2016 may also apply.

• A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on the bachelor’s degree earned.

• English language proficiency. The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-IAS are: 600 in TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT); 100 in TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT); 7.0 in IELTS – Academic format.

Read the complete eligibility requirements at the official website.

Application instructions:

During admission selection process, outstanding applicants from developing countries with financial need will be automatically considered as candidates for the award of the JFUNU scholarship. Thus, no separate scholarship application is necessary.

Your official application for admissions must be submitted through the online application form. Application deadline is  18 March 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and  for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Rotary International Peace Fellowships

Last updated: 02 Apr 2015 |

Rotary International
Masters/Certificate

Brief description:

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Certificate Program or Masters Degree program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers.

Host Institution(s):

Field(s) of study:

Peace and conflict resolution and prevention.

Target group:

Open to anyone endorsed by their local Rotary Club/District.

No. of Scholarships:

Up to 50 master’s degree fellowships and 50 certificates are awarded each year.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Eligibility:

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

• Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended

• Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service

• Excellent leadership skills

• Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree

• Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background

Application instructions:

To apply, inform your local Rotary district that you are applying for a peace fellowship, and request an interview. District endorsement is required to complete the application process. Your local Rotary club can help you connect with your district. Use the Club Locator to find a Rotary club near you.

The deadline for candidates to submit applications to their respective Rotary district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

ADB-Japan Scholarship Program for Developing Countries in Asia and Pacific

ADB/Japan Government
Masters Degree

Brief description:

The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.  Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

Host Institution(s):

ADB-JSP provides scholarships only to participating academic institutions under the Program.

Field(s) of study:

Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are postgraduate studies in economics, management, health, education, agriculture,  environment, natural resource management, science and technology, and other development-related fields.

Only programs offered at the participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Regions are eligible for ADB-JSP funding.

Number of Scholarships:

About 300 scholarships are awarded annually.

Target group:

The scholarships are open to citizens of ADB’s  borrowing member countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The ADB-JSP provides full tuition fees, a monthly subsistence and housing allowance, an allowance for books and instructional materials, medical insurance, and travel expenses.

The scholarship is for one year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.   The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years for masters and doctorate programs.

Eligibility:

1. A national of an ADB borrowing member country (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship).

2. Gained admission to an approved MA/PhD course at an academic institution .

3. A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.

4. At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application. Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.

5. Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.

6. In good health.

7. Should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program.

8. Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.

9. Staff of academic institutions are not eligible for the Scholarship.

10. Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for scholarships.

11. ADB-JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.

12. ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

Application instructions:

Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen Academic Institution and should indicate to that Institution that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB-JSP Scholarship. The completed Institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB-JSP Information Sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution. No separate application to ADB is necessary.

You must send applications for scholarships at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.   Please refer to the normal month of intake and deadline of application in the participating academic institutions.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Ting Hsin Scholarship at Waseda University

Waseda University
Masters Degree

Brief description:

Ting Hsin International Group, Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. Scholarship is awarded for students who are accepted to International Graduate Program (Master’s Program) after entrance examination (a document reviewing). Applicants are required to be strongly committed to study at Waseda’s graduate school of his/her primary choice.

Host Institution(s):

Waseda University in Japan

Field of study:

Science and Engineering

Number of Awards:

Few

Target group:

Applicants must be citizens of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macau.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

1,500,000JPY/year provided for a maximum period of 24 months

Eligibility:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for consideration for the scholarship:

(1) Desire to Enter Graduate School
Applicants are required to be strongly committed to study at Waseda’s particular graduate school of his/her primary choice.

(2) Nationality / Region
Applicants must be citizens of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macau.

(3) Location of Residence
Applicants must be residing in China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and
Macau) at the time of application.

(4) Academic Background
Those who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate with an undergraduate degree from a university in China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau) by March 2015.

(5) Age
Applicants must be under the age of 30 at the time of enrollment into a graduate school of Waseda University.

Application instructions:

Applicants must first register online and then submit application documents by post.  The deadline for applications for entry in April 2015 is 10 October 2014.

It is important to read the guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

YKK Leaders 21 at Waseda University

 

Waseda University
Masters/PhD Degree

Brief description:

This scholarship is awarded for student who is accepted to International Graduate Program (Master’s or Doctoral Program) after entrance examination (AO method).

Host Institution(s):

Waseda University in Japan

Field of study:

Science and Engineering

Number of Awards:

1 Master’s candidate or 1 Doctoral candidate

Target group:

Applicants must have nationality of the countries (including Mongolia) in the following area: South East Asia, South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia, Africa. AND applicants must have bachelor degree or further degree from the universities in above countries and areas.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

-Tuition and Fees are provided.
-200,000JPY/month is provided as daily expenses.
-Round-trip air ticket to and from Japan is provided
-2 years at maximum for a Master’s candidate
– 3years at maximum for a Doctoral candidate

Eligibility:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for consideration for the scholarship:

(1) Desire to Enter Graduate School
Applicants are required to be strongly committed to study at Waseda’s particular graduate school of his/her primary choice.

(2) Nationality / Region
Applicants must be citizens of South East Asia, South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia ,Africa or Mongolia.

(3) Location of Residence
Applicants must apply for this program from overseas.

(4) Academic Background
Applicants must have bachelor degree or further degree from the universities in countries and areas of South East Asia, South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia, Africa or Mongolia.

(5) Age

Applicants must be under the age of 30 for Master’s Program or under the age of 35 for Doctoral Program at the time of enrollment into the Graduate School of Waseda University.

Application instructions:

Applicants must first register online and then submit application documents by post.  The deadline for applications for entry in April 2015 is 10 October 2014.

It is important to read the guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Japanese Government Scholarships for International Research Students

Japanese Government
Masters/PhD Degree

Brief description:

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities either as (non-degree) student or regular student for a degree under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2015.  See also Japanese Government Scholarships for Undergraduate Students.

Host Institution(s):

Universities in Japan

Fields of study:

Applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or its related field. And fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research in graduate courses at Japanese universities. The fields of study may be restricted to particular fields by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General(hereinafter referred to as the “Japanese diplomatic mission”).  See the official website for other restrictions to eligible fields of study.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Nationals of countries which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship includes an allowance of 143,000-145,000 yen per month, an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions, travel costs to and from Japan, and school fees. See the official website for complete scholarship benefits.

Eligibility:

(1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Stateless persons can be applicants, too. Applicants who have Japanese nationality at the time of application are not eligible. However, applicants of dual nationality who reside outside of Japan is eligible only if they will expatriate from Japan by the time of arrival in Japan. Screening of applicants will be made at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicants’ nationality.

(2) Age: Applicants must have been born on or after April 2,1980.

(3) Academic Background: Applicants must be a graduate from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate. A person will be deemed to have academic ability equal or superior to that of a university graduate, if he/she

•  has completed or will complete a 16-year school curriculum in a foreign country (or an 18-year school curriculum if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, or pharmacy which is founded on a 6-year department or faculty); or

•  is or will be aged 22 or older and has taken an individual entrance qualification examination and has been judged by a Japanese graduate school as being equal or superior in academic ability to a university graduate (or 24 or older if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, or pharmacy which is founded on a 6-year department or faculty).

Note: Eligible applicants include those who otherwise satisfy or will satisfy qualification requirements for admission to a Japanese graduate school. As a general rule, a person who has completed a doctoral course may not apply unless he/she seeks to obtain a degree.

(4) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language, interested in Japan and enthusiastic about deepening their understanding of Japan after arriving, and capable of engaging in study and research while adapting   themselves to life in Japan.

(5) Health: Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy enough to take graduate studies at universities in Japan.

(6) Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2015, or within two weeks of the date set by the receiving university for the beginning of the semester (in principle, in September or October).

(7) Visa Requirement: In principle, selected applicants must acquire “College Student” (ryugaku,留学) visas before entering Japan. The visas should be issued at the Japanese legation, located in the country of applicants’ nationality.  Applicants who change their resident status to any status other than “College Student” after their arrival in Japan will immediately lose their status as Japanese government scholarship student.

Please refer to the official website for complete eligibility criteria and conditions of the scholarship.

Application Instructions:

Because the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details. Scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by a Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country).  The deadline of the applications varies per country.

It is important to visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Japanese Government Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

Japanese Government
Bachelor’s Degree

Brief description:

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT)offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2015.

Host Institution(s):

Universities in Japan

Fields of study:

Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of major from two major fields: (1) Social Sciences and Humanities and (2) Natural Sciences.

Please refer to the official website for detailed list of eligible fields of study.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Nationals of countries which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship includes school fees, allowance of 117,000 yen per month, an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions, and travel costs to and from Japan. Please refer to the official website for full scholarship benefits.

Eligibility:

(1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Stateless persons can be applicants, too. Applicants who have Japanese nationality at the time of application are not eligible. However, applicants of dual nationality who reside outside of Japan is eligible only if they will expatriate from Japan by the time of ariival in Japan. Applicants screening will be made at the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General (hereinafter, referred to as “Japanese diplomatic mission”) in the country of applicants’ nationality.

(2) Age: Applicants generally must have been born between April 2, 1993 and April 1, 1998.

(3) Academic Background: Applicants must either have completed a 12-year regular course of school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March, 2015 are included.)

Note: Also included is any Applicant who otherwise satisfies entrance eligibility for a Japanese university.

(4) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language and deepen their understanding on Japan. In addition, in general, applicants must be willing to receive college education in Japanese.

(5) Health: Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy enough to pursue study at a university in Japan.

(7) Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2015. In case where an applicant starts from the fall semester through direct placement, he or she must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan by the date specified by the accepting university.

(7) Visa Requirement: Selected applicants must acquire “College Student” (ryugaku,留学) visas before entering Japan. The visas should be issued at the Japanese diplomatic mission, located in the country of applicants, nationality.  Applicants who change their resident status to any status other than “College Student” after their arrival in Japan will immediately lose their status as Japanese government scholarship student.

Please refer to the official website for complete eligibility criteria and conditions of the scholarship.

Application Instructions:

Scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by a Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country). Because the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details.  The deadline of the applications differ varies per country but the application period falls around April-May each year.

It is important to read to visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

KUT PhD Scholarships in Engineering for International Students

Kochi Univ. of Technology
Doctoral (PhD)

Brief description:

KUT’s Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established in 2003 in order to support the advanced research of the university through the contribution of highly capable doctoral students. Every year in April and October, the university enrolls selected doctoral students under specific research projects. The students pursue the doctoral course in English while at the same time assisting their host professor in his/her research projects.

Host Institution(s):

Kochi University of Technology Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Field of study:

PhD in Engineering

Number of Awards:

As of October. 2013, 42 Ph. D. candidates from 13 foreign countries are studying under this program.

Target group:

International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

(1) Exemption from 30,000 yen entrance examination fee, 300,000 yen enrollment fee and 535,800 yen/ year tuition fee.
(2) To support living expenses, 150,000 yen/ month is paid for research project work.
(3) 150,000 yen is provided for travel and initial living costs.
(Given only to international applicants who are living outside Japan at the time of application)

Eligibility:

Applicants are required to meet all of the following conditions:

(1) To have or to be scheduled to acquire a master’s degree before the KUT enrollment date.
(2) To be 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment.
(3) To have an excellent academic record and strong bachelor’s and master’s degrees from reputable universities.
(4) To have the intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work in one of the designated research projects.
(5) To have high English proficiency.

Application instructions:

You must choose a research project from the SSP Research Project List and then complete and submit all required documents by post.   The application deadline for April and October semesters is  30 September of the previous year. Another deadline for October semester is 31 March of the same year.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Japan-IMF Scholarships for Asians

Japan-IMF
Masters (MS) Degree

Brief description:

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) was first introduced in 1993. It is funded by the Government of Japan, administered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and conducted at various graduate schools in Japan. Its objective is to contribute to institutional capacity building in economic policy-making to promote the sustainablegrowth of emerging and developing economies in Asia and the Pacific.

The partnership track of the JISPA allows scholars to study a specially designed graduate level course concentrating on macroeconomics at an IMF partnership university.

The open track of the JISPA provides support to scholars who wish to study graduate-level macroeconomics or a related field at either the master’s or PhD level at any leading university in Japan. It is geared towards highly motivated officials who are able to identify a course of  study in Japan suitable to their professional pursuits in the public sector and supportive of their future work as an economic policy maker.  See the brochure for complete information about open track subprogram of JISPA.

Host Institution(s):

In 2014-2015, the partnership universities that will be accepting scholars are:

• National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS): one-year and two-year programs
• Hitotsubashi University (HIT): two-year program
• International University of Japan (IUJ): two-year program
• University of Tokyo (UT): two-year program

Field of study:

The scholarship are towards graduate level courses concentrating on macroeconomics. See the 2014-2015 brochure  (see link below) for the complete course list under the program.

Number of Awards:

In 2014-15, a total of 36 new scholarships are available to candidates for the partnership track There is no fixed limit on new scholarships for the open track, but generally only a small number of scholarships are awarded.

Target group:

Currently, the JISPA is open to qualified candidates from the following countries:

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pacific Island Countries, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

The JISPA targets highly motivated government officials who may serve as future macroeconomic policy makers with the capacity and vision to contribute effectively to the economic development of their countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Scholarships provide for tuition fees; a monthly stipend (including the housing allowance and medical/accident insurance); one round-trip economy class air-ticket; and a lump-sum allowance to cover visa application costs, testing fees (such as TOEFL), and book-shipping costs. The scholarship covers expenses incurred by the scholar only.

The scholarship covers one year. For the two-year master’s programs, the scholarship can be renewed for the second year based on academic performance and the university’s recommendation, together with nomination by a scholar’s sponsoring agency.

Eligibility:

Under current program guidelines, candidates must be a national of one of the eligible countries (see above).

Candidates should also currently work for one of the following or related agencies: central bank, ministry of economy, ministry of finance, ministry of planning/development, ministry of trade/commerce, tax administration, or national statistics bureau.

The program will also consider officials working in other areas of government that have a significant impact on the formulation or implementation of macroeconomic policy.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent with at least 16 years of formal education. Names of schools and attending dates beginning from primary school must be listed in the application. In some cases, 15 years of formal education may be accepted if there is an official explanation (a country’s particular educational system or other exceptional circumstances).

Applicants must have an English language proficiency, which needs to be demonstrated as equivalent to or more than an official TOEFL score of 550, CBT213, or iBT79-80.  If TOEFL scores are not available, then an overall IELTS score of at least 6.0 can be substituted.

Applicants must be committed to contributing to the development of their home country, and if selected, are expected to return to their sponsoring agency upon completion of their studies under the JISPA Priority is given to applicants (1) whose age is below 40; and (2) who have not yet obtained a master’s degree from a university outside of their own country.

Important: In addition, each partner university has its own admission/eligibility requirements.

Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals

 

Brief description:

The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships Program) is designed to stimulate the creation of a pool of such intellectuals in the region. They aim to promote mutual learning among Asian public intellectuals and to contribute to the growth of public spaces in which effective responses to regional needs can be generated.  The goals of the fellowship are:

• To create and nurture a community of public intellectuals in the Asian region;
• To promote mutual learning among Asian public intellectuals; and
• To contribute to the growth of public spaces in which effective responses to regional needs can be generated.

The project may take several forms: research paper; film; series of journalistic articles; data gathering; building networks; work of art, etc., but must fulfill three conditions: it must NOT be part of your regular employment; it must contribute to the goals of the API Fellowships Program, and fit with the API themes; and it must have tangible output (research paper, film, photo essay, etc.).

The API Fellowships Program offers two (2) categories of Fellowships: API Senior Fellowships and API Fellowships. The categorization is based essentially on the age of the applicant.

Host Institution(s):

The project must be carried out in one or more of the API Participating Countries, but NOT in your native country or country of residence. The current Participating Countries are: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

You will need to find a Host Insitution in the country where you carry out the project.

Field of Studies/Themes:

• Changing Identities and their Social, Historical, and Cultural Contexts

• Reflections on the Human Condition and the Search for Social Justice

• Globalization: Structures, Processes, and Alternatives

Number of Awards:

Based on statistics from previous years, the number of fellowships awarded each year ranges from 25-28, roughly 4-6 per participating country.

Target group:

Asian Public Intellectuals  from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.  Public Intellectuals are those academics, researchers, media professionals, artists, creative writers, NGO activists, social workers, public servants and others with moral authority who are committed to working for the betterment of society by applying their professional knowledge, wisdom and experience.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

•  A stipend and housing allowance for the time spent overseas on the project, the amount varies by country;

•  International transportation costs, for one round trip only;

•  Domestic transportation allowance;

•  Research allowance to cover computer costs, field expenses, books, tranlation fees, etc.; and

•  Travel insurance during the fellowship period.

Eligibility:

Anyone involved in the production and exchange of knowledge or ideas in line with the goals of API Fellowships Program. This includes academics, researchers, media professionals, artists, writers, NGO workers, social workers, public servants and others who work for the betterment of society.

General eligibility requirements:

• Applicants must hold the nationality or proper resident status in one of the five (5) Participating Countries and reside in the country at the time of application;

• Applicants must attend an interview at a designated date and place;

• The proposed project by the applicant must take place and should be completed within the period of July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014 (Note: The fellowship period must be continuous.);

• Applicants must have a basic knowledge of English or a laungage(s) spoken in the country(ies) where the proposed research and/or activities are conducted; and

• Applicants must be based in the region/country and will continue to be so in the future.

Specific eligibility requirements for API  Senior Fellowships:

• Be 40 years of age or more as of August 31, 2012 (exceptions may be made);

• Have the ability and experience to conduct research projects and/or professional activities in the Participating Countries other than the applicant’s native country or country of residence;

• Undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities in up to four (4) of the Participating Countries, but in a country(ies) other than the applicant’s native country or country of residence;

• Undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities for a continuous period of between one (1) and twelve (12) months (Note: The fellowship period must be continuous.); and

• Have the ability, influence, and means to disseminate the results of their research projects and/or professional activities.

Specific eligibility requirements for API  Fellowships:

• Be under the age of 40 as of August 31, 2012 (exceptions may be made);

• Have the ability and desire to engage in research projects and/or professional activitites in the Participating Countries other than the applicant’s native or country of residence;

• Have a strong potential to contribute to their field in the future; Undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities for a consecutive period of between four (4) and twelve (12) months (Note: The fellowship period must be continuous.); and

• Undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities in up to two (2) of the Participating Countries, but in a country(ies) other than the applicant’s native country or country of residence.

 

UNU-INWEH Scholarships in Integrated Drylands Management for Developing Country Students

Last updated: 21 Apr 2010 |

UNU-INWEH
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 10 June 2010 (annual)
Study in:  Japan/Tunisia/China
Course starts September 2010

Brief description:

The MS Programme is designed to enhance the capacity of developing countries to manage their drylands resources. It is intended to provide young professionals and scientists an international perspective on resource management approaches in drylands. Students enrolled in the 2010-2011 programme will attend a 4-week intense course at CAREERI facilities in Lanzhou, China from 13 September – 12 October 2010. Upon completion of the course work and approval of the research proposal, students will carry out their field research which will be hosted by one of the partner organizations. The students are also required to complete a research project in their home country.

It is anticipated that the graduates from the MS Programme will serve in government departments and agencies (e.g., those dealing with agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, and combating desertification), teaching positions in institutions of higher learning, research institutions and doctoral research programmes.

Part or full fellowships will be provided to qualified candidates from developing countries on a competitive basis.

Host Institution(s):

The MS Programme is jointly offered by the seven partner institutions:

•  The United Nations University (UNU)
•  The Institut des Régions Arides (IRA, Tunisia)
•  The Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT, Tunisia)
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
• The Cold and Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research •  Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAREERI, P.R. China)
•  Arid Land Research Center (ALRC), Tottori University
•  Global Mechanism of the UNCCD (GM)

Field of study:

Masters in Integrated Drylands Management

Number of Scholarships:

Limited

Target group:

Students from developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

These fellowships will cover international airfare at economy excursion rates (between the country of origin and the hosting institutions in Tunisia, China, Syria or Japan). Housing, meals, and local transportation in Tunisia, China, Syria or Japan will be provided by the respective host institutions.

Admission Criteria:

Admission is based on the following criteria:

•  Applicants must already be registered in a Master’s degree programme at one of the Programme partner institutes or at any other associated university.
•  Applicants must have already completed their basic core course work of their programme.
•  Applicants must demonstrate a proved competence in relevant research methodologies, laboratory and computer skills.
•  Applicants must demonstrate proof of proficiency in English (oral and written).
•  Applicants must submit a research proposal of 10 pages, whose priority aligns with that of programme partner who will host the proposed research.
•  Additionally, working experience in dryland management is desirable.

 

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