September 30, 2010

Master in Strategic Project Management

The Masters in Strategic Project Management (European) course offers a balanced programme of professional training at postgraduate level informed by the most recent research in the field over a 16-month full-time study period.

An internationally recognised multiple degree is awarded by each University in the consortium of three top European universities:
•Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK
•Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
•Umea University, Umea, Sweden

MSPME is one of over 100 selected by European Commission within the Erasmus Mundus (EM) Programme for the academic year 2010-2012. Scholarships will be granted in accordance with EM Action 2 call for students from Third-Countries and Europe. Selection is competitive and based on academic performance and credentials.

September 29, 2010

Global Youth Essay Contest 2010

Raise Your Voice, Share Your Ideas, and Get Involved in Democracy! Submit your essay on democracy, and win an opportunity to attend one of the largest global gatherings of democracy leaders!

The World Youth Movement for Democracy (, a youth network of the World Movement for Democracy (, is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Essay Contest. Fifteen semi-finalists (3 in each region: Asia, Central/Eastern Europe & Eurasia, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America & Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa) will be announced on Human Rights Day, December 10, and will have their essays published on the WYMD Web site. Two global winners will be invited to participate in the upcoming Community of Democracies Ministerial Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, in July 2011. (

September 28, 2010

Red Cross Young Reporters on Humanitarian Action Competition

Through its Young Reporters on Humanitarian Action Competition, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is inviting young journalists to discover for themselves what is happening in the field, and in particular, how young people are dealing on a daily basis with the reality of armed conflict or other situations of violence.

Entrants must be aged between 18 and 25 and have proof of a previous or an especially-tailored humanitarian communication project. The four best entries will win a one-week mission to ICRC delegations in Georgia, Lebanon, Liberia and the Philippines where they will have the chance to interview young people affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence. With the guidance and coaching of an ICRC communication specialist, selected candidates will produce a news report on their mission - n print or film - to be published and/or shown in a variety of media outlets. The finished products will be presented during a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, around 8 May, 2011.

Entries should be sent no later than 1 October, 2010 and winners should be available for a one week mission to an ICRC delegation (January or February 2011), as well as a trip to Geneva to present the finished product (May 2011).

Call for Entries to Young Reporters Against Poverty (YRAP) Competition

The European Journalism Centre, with the support of the European Commission's EuropeAid Co-operation Office, is calling on young journalists to enter the recently launched 'Young Reporters Against Poverty (YRAP)' competition, the first Europe-wide competition for journalism students passionate about development issues.

Submit a written article or short radio broadcast in your native language on 'EU development assistance' between 20 September and 29 October 2010, for the chance to win one of 33 live reporting spots at this year's European Development Days in Brussels.

Watch the professionals at the hands-on training workshops, and your live report from the EDD could bag you a place on the winners' press trip to Africa! 

Eligible applicants must be aged between 18 and 30 and studying journalism in one of the EU’s 27 member states during the academic year 2010-2011.

September 24, 2010

A World Without Walls 2010 - International Conference in Berlin

"A World Without Walls 2010" is an international conference on peacebuilding, reconciliation and globalization in an interdependent world being hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy that will explore the potential for cultural diplomacy and soft power in building peace and supporting reconciliation in different regions of the world. The Conference will take place in Berlin on 6-10 November 2010.

The program will consist of lectures and seminars held by leading figures from international politics, academia, international development, and civil society, as well as debates and panel discussions. In addition to attending the academic components, participants will have the opportunity to experience Berlin’s rich cultural landscape and network with each other through a series of cultural and social events. The event is scheduled parallel to the historic international celebrations taking place in Berlin on November 9th, commemorating 21 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Participants will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall on the streets of Berlin.

September 23, 2010

Semester in Washington Politics

The George Washington University, a top university for politics and policy in the heart of Washington, DC, is now offering a unique opportunity for international undergraduate students to experience an up-close view of the nation's capital - how political decisions are made, how power is wielded, and how government is run. Through GW's Semester in Washington Politics program, students study with top practitioners, meet with key decision-makers and groups who shape U.S. policy, and learn by doing through professional internships in and around Washington. 

Semester In Washington Politics offers a full-time, 12-credit undergraduate certificate in applied politics. The certificate program coincides with SIWP's highly regarded flagship program. Designed to appeal to a wide range of students, the undergraduate certificate program offers international students a unique behind-the-scenes look at political systems in the United States. The certificate program consists of 12 credits (four 3-credit classes, or three 4-credit classes). Students participate in SIWP's two flagship courses (described below) and have time remaining for electives and unpaid credit-bearing internships. Students live and learn on campus, in the heart of the nation's capital. 

September 22, 2010

Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives

For a better and deeper understanding of the interdependent recent history of (the center of) Europe, the International Visegrad Fund offers ten research fellowship grants annually in the Open Society Archives at Central European University, Budapest on a competitive basis to support scholars who wish to conduct research in the holdings of OSA, and whose current research projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the Fund and OSA. The grants of 2000 euro are designed to provide access to the archives for scholars, artists, and journalists, and to cover travel to and from Budapest, a modest subsistence, and accommodation for a maximum research period of two months.

Fellows are free to work on the project of their choice; however, in the academic year of 2010-2011, applicants with one of the following topics might enjoy advantage over other applicants:
  1. Representations and interpretations of World War II and/or subsequent wars in Europe;
  2. The complicated relationship between historiography/history writing and propaganda.
Successful candidates are expected to work on their projects, give a presentation at the Central European University within the framework of the Visegrad Fund Fellow Lecture Series, and produce a final grant report (in text or in audio-visual format) in English, which will be posted on the OSA/Visegrad Fund website.

September 21, 2010

6th Global Conference on Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship

6th Global Conference on Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship will be held on 11-13 March 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic. With this multi-disciplinary project we seek to explore the new developments and changes of the idea of pluralism and their implications for social and political processes of inclusion and citizenship in contemporary societies. The project will also assess the larger context of major world transformations, such as new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact of the multiple dynamics of globalisation on rootedness and membership (including their tensions and conflicts) and on a general sense of social acceptance and recognition. Looking to encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which struggle to understand what it means for people, the world over, to be citizens in rapidly changing national, social and political landscapes.

September 20, 2010

International Conference EastLink'10: The Way to Knowledge Economy

Interested applicants are invited to take part at the international conference “EastLink 2010: The Way to Knowledge Economy”, which will be held on 20-21 October, 2010 in Klaipeda, Lithuania. EastLink'10 is an international conference held to overlook cooperation and to present opportunities and possible partnership for the development of Knowledge Economy. We believe that this conference will enhance the science and business cooperation and form a creative approach for the development of Knowledge Economy in our countries. The Conference will bring together scientists, technology transfer professionals, policy makers and businesses to establish or reestablish the knowledge and technology based cooperation for a better science, a better business and a better future.

The concept of “EastLink'10: The way to knowledge economy” cooperation is based on EU Eastern partnership policy and the new Central Asian cooperation strategy. The main goal of “EastLink'10” is to recreate and create new links of science, research and business cooperation in post-Soviet geopolitical area with the aim to strengthen competitive positions in global economic area:
  • to rebuild science cooperation on the basis of previous mutual scientific projects;
  • to create new scientific projects based on market accessibility and commercialization;
  • to integrate science and research infrastructure;
  • to explore mechanisms for financing scientific projects and commercializing innovations.

Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management

Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates to deal with the huge challenges in contemporary tourism.

Tourism is a total social and economic phenomenon, which calls for a holistic approach to tourism education where broader aims of the industry and society are explicitly addressed in tourism curricula. The European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM) provides students with a far-reaching and integrated understanding of the multiple disciplines and paradigms concerned with the subject which are bound together through the framework of sustainability.

The EMTM is a fully integrated two-year joint European programme promoted and tailor-made by three university partners: The University of Girona (Spain), known for its research and pursuit of teaching excellence in tourism product innovation and destination management; the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), internationally recognized for its research and education in the field of sustainable tourism development; and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), renowned for its excellence in tourism policy design and tourism environmental management and economics. The medium of instruction is English.

September 17, 2010

Best PhD Thesis Award in Central and Eastern Europe

UniCredit & Universities Foundation has launched the first competition for 6 CEE Best PhD Thesis Award  aimed at all young PhD graduates from the 19 Eastern European countries belonging to the geographical scope of  our Group (Group geography except from Italy, Austria and Germany).

The prizes will be awarded to 6 outstanding doctoral dissertations in economics, political economy, banking or finance on European integration issues. Two prizes will be assigned to dissertations on migration, two will be assigned to dissertations on development and demography, while the last two are unrestricted (to be assigned to any other topic).

The 6 best dissertations will receive € 5,000 each and will be published in the Working Paper series of the Foundation.

September 16, 2010

Training Course "Transnational Youth Initiatives"

Training course "Transnational Youth Initiatives" aims to improve international co-operation and consequently increase the quality of Transnational Youth Initiatives. The training course will be held on 23 – 28 November 2010 in Arnhem, Netherlands. This training course is aimed at enabling the participants to develop and realise an Action 1.2 Transnational Youth Initiatives from Youth in Action Programme.

The specific objectives of the course are:
1) To acquire project management and communication competences for international activities;
2) To develop an understanding of the principles of networking;
3) To learn about the YOUTH in Action Programme and the “Quality criteria of Action 1.2”;
4) To share and transfer experiences of activities undertaken in the local community;
5) To create a space for contact making and finding potential partners for Transnational Youth Initiatives;
6) To develop an action plan for creating a Transnational Youth Initiative project.

September 14, 2010

European Master in Global Studies

The European Master in Global Studies is a two year’s Master and divided into four phases (two winter and two summer terms). The Course is modularised and integrated: all students are supposed to study at year one at one of the European partner universities (London School of Economics, Roskilde University, University of Leipzig, University of Vienna, University of Wroclaw) and for the second year at a different European partner university. Furthermore European students have the possibility to spend one semester at the non-European partner universities.

* A bachelors degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution in Social Sciences or Humanities
* A sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in chosen field
* Very good academic performance
* Excellent English skills
* Furthermore we do appreciate if applicants have at least a basic knowledge of German

September 13, 2010

Quota Scholarship Scheme 2011 for Developing Countries (Norway)

The Norwegian government provides scholarships for students from developing countries in the South and countries of Central- and East-Europe and Central-Asia under the Quota Scheme. The overall objective of the Quota Scheme is to promote the internationalisation of higher education.

The goal of the Quota Scheme is to give students from developing countries in the South, Central- and East-Europe and Central-Asia, relevant education that would also benefit their home countries when they return after graduation. The programme also contributes to strengthen Norwegian institutions of higher education’s participation in global knowledge cooperation.

Today, the scheme provides funding for a total of 1100 students, 800 of them from developing countries in the South and 300 from Central- and East-Europe and Central-Asia.

Each year universities and university colleges in Norway are allocated a certain number of quota students. Most of the universities and university colleges in Norway offer courses and educational programmes in English. The scheme normally includes courses at the Master and Ph.D. level, in addition to certain professional degrees. In order to locate a programme eligible under the scheme, please contact the Norwegian institutions directly.

September 10, 2010

Get That Scholarship: A Letter of Application Checklist

Having trouble writing the first sentence of your application letter? Can't organize your thoughts? Scared of the first person pronoun? Don't worry, the following checklist should give you some relief as you sit down to write, and hopefully it'll result in a nice award package as well. 

Prepare Your Materials
Before you begin writing, you'll first want to gather all relevant materials. Collect copies of your transcripts, resumes, the application form, and information about the scholarship program. Quickly review these materials, noting any important information that you might need to include in the letter, such as titles of jobs you've held in the past or academic awards you've received. 
Answer the Question
Make sure that your letter directly responds to the prompt. For example, one application might ask you to describe how a personal experience inspired you to apply, while another might ask you what you expect to gain from the program if accepted. If you must, write down a one sentence answer to the prompt to keep your letter focused--you can cut this sentence later if it doesn't fit. 

September 7, 2010

ISFiT 2011 - International Student Festival in Trondheim

The next edition of ISFiT festival will take place on February, 11-20, 2011. ISFiT - International Student Festival in Trondheim, Norway, is the world’s largest student festival with a thematic focus. About 450 students from all over the world attend the festival. The themes have changed over the years, but have always been related to social and political topics with international relevance. 
World figures often attend ISFiT and past speakers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, former Director-General of WHO Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Dr José Ramos-Horta and Professor Wangari Maathai. Using modern technology, both former US president Bill Clinton and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr Desmond Tutu have relayed their thoughts about the global significance of ISFiT to plenum ceremonies at the festival.

As students are the future leaders of the world we believe that their voices should be heard and international networks established. Thus, the purpose of ISFiT is to be a meeting place for discussion and debate, an arena where ideas are born, friendships are made and valuable lessons are learned. The festival aims at fostering inspiration and being a starting point for international cooperation amongst students. ISFiT is a non-profit festival.

September 6, 2010

EAE Business School Scholarships

EAE Business School, an international institution of higher education in the field of management with campus sites in Barcelona and Madrid, supports all those who wish to continue their education with a view to improving their employment opportunities or refocusing their professional career. 

EAE Business School was founded in 1958 in response to the needs arising from the dramatic growth of the industrial and service sectors. With more than 50 years experience in executive and business education EAE is today an international Business School that has provided training for more than 56,000 executives and managers. Every year students from more than 45 nationalities gain professional qualification at EAE to hold positions of responsibility within the business world.

September 2, 2010

Migration and Youth in Europe – New Realities and Challenges

Minorities of Europe invites you to participate in its study session Migration and Youth in Europe – New Realities and Challenges, which will take place from November 28 – December 5, 2010 in Budapest.

Minorities of Europe (MoE) is a pan-European minority youth platform which seeks to support and assist the co-operation, solidarity and exchange between different minority communities and young people in Europe. MoE’s main international activities are: training courses, study sessions, seminars, youth exchanges and other activities in which young people are involved, especially those ones from minority background.