December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!!!

Scholarships, Grants and Events Abroad sincerely wishes everyone Happy New Year! May the coming year be full of high achievemnts, crazy adventures, new impressions, bright emotions, interesting aquiantances, challenging events, and lots lots lots of fun!

Dream, Believe, Dare, Achieve!!!

December 30, 2010

2nd International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration in Odessa, Ukraine

International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration is a competition for all law Students from all over the World. This year the moot concerns number of issues at the forefront of economy affairs and challenges in the modern day of Global Commercial Shipping industry in relation to the development of International Trade and commerce which involves maritime transactions.

The facts of this year’s Moot Competition question forces the competitors to considers the appropriate substantives rules which requires to interpret the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA), and the question of whether a foreign arbitration clause in a bill of lading is invalid under COGSA.

Since Maritime Arbitration is an increasingly important aspect of all Country’s legal systems, it is crucial for young lawyers to acquaint themselves with the way the Maritime Disputes are solved through means of Arbitration and revitalizing the shipping industry by making a great use of all the talents and capacities to show that we are great ‘Maritime Lawyer”.

December 28, 2010

European University Institute Grants for Doctoral Programs

The European University Institute (EUI) prepares researchers for developing and defending a doctoral thesis. 160 research grants are awarded annually by the EU Member States and other European national authorities to successful candidates.

Programme Structure:
* 1st year: Acquire a solid background for the doctoral work; set out the proposed research.
* 2nd and 3rd years: Research, field work, data collection, writing of the thesis under close supervision.
* 4th year: Writing up and preparation for the defence of the thesis. Part of the year may be used for professional or university traineeships or teaching opportunities.

Candidates must have a good working knowledge of English. Spoken and written tests in English (similar to the TOEFL or IELTS test) are obligatory for all candidates who are non-native speakers of English.

December 27, 2010

Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program

Starting from 2002, the Swedish Institute offers a special scholarship program for citizens of Turkey. Its purpose is to support master's level or advanced level studies within selected subject areas at a Swedish Institution of higher education. Since 2002, around 20 Turkish students annually are awarded scholarships for master’s degree studies in Sweden within the Swedish-Turkish scholarship program.
Scholarships are given within the fields of social sciences and environmental studies with priority to the following areas: economics and management, democracy/human rights/gender issues, law, environmental studies, European studies and social issues. In addition to these scholarships, a new scholarship in memory of Anna Lindh was announced during the visit of Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds to Turkey in October 2004: the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship for Human Rights Law in Memory of Anna Lindh.

Turkish students applying to a master's programme in human rights law at a Swedish university are eligible for this scholarship program. Currently, only one programme is available - the Master’s Program in International Human Rights Law. It is taught by Lund University's Faculty of Law in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights.

The scholarship covers living expenses for one person during two semesters with a possibility of prolongation, and travel expenses to and from Sweden. To apply, follow the standardized application instructions for master's scholarships below.

December 24, 2010

PhD Scholarships 2011 in Business, Economics, Finance, and Statistics at Bocconi University

Università Commerciale “Luigi Bocconi” PhD School introduces the XXVII Cycle of the PhD programs for the 2011-2012 academic year. A public competition is held for the admission to the following full time PhD programs:
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Statistics
Courses and seminars are held in English. The course coordinator may allow the students to do part of their research abroad and serve as interns in public and private institutions.

The subjects, duration, minimum number of places and fellowships for each PhD program are listed below:

December 23, 2010

18th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists ( EAERE 2011)

Paper submission and registrations are now opened for the 18th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. EAERE 2011 will be held on the campus of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, on June 29th to July 2nd, 2011. It is organized jointly by the Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Methods (SEFEMEQ) and the Faculty of Economics. 

The conference programme will cover all areas of environmental and resource economics, ranging from topics prevailing in the general debate, such as climate change, Kyoto protocol, energy policy, ETS, green accounting, valuation methods to less publicized and very specialized subjects such as biodiversity loss, waste accumulation, toxic waste disposal, packaging reduction, adaptation to climate change, urban and transportation sustainability. We expect around 700 participants from all over the world, engaged in environment related activities in various capacities - researchers, teachers, students, professionals, policymakers, managers.  

December 21, 2010

Belgrade International Model UN 2011

The United Nations Association of Serbia has been organizing, since the year of 2004, international conference ''Belgrade International Model UN – BIMUN'', simulation of the work of the UN bodies. What BIMUN sets apart is a high level of knowledge gained, modeling with firm rules of procedure based upon the real working procedures of UN bodies, as well as dealing with most live and vivid questions. Having in mind high criteria for participation, special accent is placed on preparation period for participants and the most real simulation. The next BIMUN conference will be organized on 17 – 20 March 2011 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The project team is consisted of successful students of social sciences, best participants from previous BIMUN conferences. During the several month-long preparation period, the team participates in all the aspects of planning and organizing a project. When the conference is finished, best participants work on the BIMUN Plus – a research project. In that sense, BIMUN remains a whole-year activity, a process where a large number of successful young people participates, gaining new knowledge and experience, in a fun and interactive way, in accordance with contemporary educational principles.

December 20, 2010

Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships

Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships are offered to students who are nationals of countries outwith the EU for undergraduate study in any subject offered by the University. 20 scholarships are available for the 2011-2012 session with each award worth £2,000 per year. Awards are tenable for the duration of the programme of study.

The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. They are awarded to students who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for undergraduate study at the University of Edinburgh. Students already on a programme are not eligible. Applicants must also be nationals of a country outwith the EU.

December 18, 2010

Summer School 2011 in Wroclaw, Poland

Main theme this year summer school is International Entrepreneurship - a Central European Perspective. The summer school will be held on 02-16 July 2011, in Wroclaw, Poland. If you're looking for an option to spend this summer studying and having fun in international company - this is something for you! It is also a unique opportunity to study entrepreneurship, finance and management  from the Central European perspective and enjoy the summer in the same time.

Summer School Poland is an intensive study and fun program through which students can earn 8 ECTS credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions. Spend a wonderful two weeks with us. Summer School in Wroclaw, Poland - great place to be!

Summer School Poland 2008, 2009 and 2010 turned out to be a very exciting and friendly time for all the students and organisers. We always made up a happy, energetic group of young people from 14-22 countries, 4 continents! Not only was it time of studying and fun, but also of bonding and building friendships that are still lasting.

December 17, 2010

How International Students Can Find Scholarships

Education is expensive, but very often, it’s worth every penny you spend on it as long as you’re able to find the job of your dreams, one that you love and one that pays well. And when you travel overseas to find the best education possible, you know that affordability is going to be a deciding factor in your decision to stay on or return home. While most international students settle for student loans at exorbitant interest rates, there are a few who are savvy enough to research their options and apply for and secure a scholarship. It’s not an easy task to find international scholarships because there are so few of them, but it’s not impossible if you set your mind to it. 

December 16, 2010

Competition and Innovation Summer School 2011

Applications are welcomed for the Competition and Innovation Summer School (CISS) that will take place at the International Academy Marmaris (IAM) located in Turunç, Turkey, on May 23 – May 28, 2011. Advanced PhD students and PostDoc researchers are eligible to apply for participation.

CISS offers young interested researchers within the fields of innovation economics, competition analysis and industrial organization the possibility to intensively discuss their dissertation plans or drafts within a peer group of experienced and renowned scholars and other PhD students in a great environment.

December 15, 2010

Mondi International Scholarships for Studies in Austria

If you are a top-class student either currently at a post-school institution or preparing to enter one in the next year, and are interested to study in Austria, then take a look at our study support schemes currently offered by Mondi Group, Austria (Austrian Student Scholarships). Applications can be made by nationals of African, Asian, Central and Eastern European countries and Austrian citizens.

December 14, 2010

The Eastern Partnership and the Future of EU Engagement

Chatham House in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, St Antony’s College (Oxford University) and the European Commission invite young specialists from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) to apply to participate in a new project assessing the European Union’s policy towards its Eastern neighbours. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a two-day programme of events in London and Oxford on 16 and 17 March 2011. Participants will be invited to share their ideas on the future of the EU’s Eastern Partnership with leading experts from across Europe. All travel and accommodation will be covered by the project organisers.


The Eastern Partnership was launched in 2008 at a challenging juncture for the European Union's relations with its eastern neighbours. The Russo-Georgian conflict forced the countries on Russia's periphery to look hard at the regional and geopolitical environment and reconsider the relative attractiveness of increased engagement with Euro-Atlantic organizations. The context has been further complicated by the global financial crisis, which shifted attention in EU member states both inwards, to domestic concerns, and further outwards, to questions of global governance reform.More than ever the EU has to make the case to its neighbours of the importance of open markets and transparent government, and that prosperity and security are best achieved through convergence with EU norms. With Poland, one of the initiators of the Eastern Partnership, assuming the EU Presidency in July 2011, this is an opportune moment for a re-evaluation of EU policy objectives and approaches in the region.

December 10, 2010

Human Security and Migration Litigation Workshop in London

INTERIGHTS' Europe Programme covering Council of Europe countries within Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union is pleased to invite applications for a strategic litigation workshop on "Human Security and Migration" which will be held in London on 27-28 January 2011. The workshop is open to lawyers and human rights activists engaged in legal advocacy from Council of Europe states, especially those from Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and the Caucasus. To ensure a fruitful in-depth discussion, only a limited number of places will be offered.

Throughout the region, migrants - in particular, undocumented/irregular migrants, unskilled migrant workers, and asylum seekers and refugees – are vulnerable to a wide range of human rights abuses such as ill-treatment, arbitrary detention, servitude and forced labour, denial of access to justice, interference with private and family life, and denial of access to medical treatment and social services.  Moreover, due to their non-citizen (often irregular) status, migrants can be denied or severely restricted in their access to legal redress both in theory and practice.

December 9, 2010

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation in Sydney

Applications are now being accepted for study and for scholarships in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD) in Sydney, Australia. The MHRD is a unique Master degree program in which students undertake a foundational semester of study at the University of Sydney, and then a second semester at one of the four partner universities:
  • Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
  • Mahidol University (Thailand)
  • Katmandu School of Law (Nepal)
  • University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Graduates of the course will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific, and will have opportunities to research and examine the application of human rights and democratisation in the field with the partner institutions.

December 7, 2010

Central European University’s Summer School 2011

CEU's Summer University program 2011 hosts high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development in the social sciences and the humanities.

The summer school is a meeting place for academics and professionals fro all over the world, eager to look beyond their disciplinary boundaries. During SUN everyone particularly enjoys the exposure to this immense diversity of countries, disciplines, views, and perspectives. Discussions are encouraged and conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and intellectual curiosity.

Courses involve distinguished international faculty (including CEU professors), and excellent graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals as participants. While application from all over the world is encouraged, continued priority is given to applicants from Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and countries experiencing emerging democracies worldwide. Applicants from these countries, when admitted on merit, will be eligible for scholarship, while those from developed countries will usually be expected to pay fees.

December 6, 2010

2011 INSEAD Scholarships

INSEAD Scholarships are the most sought-after source of financial assistance. They are limited in number and there is significant competition for each award. These scholarships are granted under various criteria and essentially there are two basic categories of scholarships:
  • Need-based: demonstrate financial need
  • Non-need based: based on either merit, nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous studies etc.
For all INSEAD scholarships we require applicants to provide accurate details of their financial situation.

All our scholarship applications are on-line except where mentioned in the scholarship description. To submit an application, first follow the Scholarship Guide below and get yourself registered.

December 4, 2010

Research Associateships in Women/Gender Studies 2011-2012

The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, founded as a site for scholarly activity on issues relating to women and gender, invites applications for its  research associateships for 2011-2012 from scholars and teachers at all levels of the educational system, as well as from artists, community organizers and political activists, both local and international. The project is a collaborative project of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Open to feminist scholars, teachers, artists, writers, and activists from the United States and abroad. Associates are provided with offices in our spacious facility, library privileges, and the collegiality of a diverse community of feminists. The Center supports projects in all disciplines so long as they focus centrally on women or gender. Applications are accepted for either a semester or an academic year. During the period of appointment, Associates are expected to be in residence in the Five College area, and to attend weekly seminars and other FCWSRC events. Each Research Associate gives a public presentation on her work and is expected to participate actively in the daily life of the Center. No funding is attached to the Associateship.

December 3, 2010

Young Journalists Competition

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Europe invites young journalists from around Europe interested in socio-economic and environmental issues to take up the challenge to cover Enterprise 2020 in an innovative and creative way. CSR offers participants the opportunity to connect with CSR Europe’s partners in a variety of countries across Europe. The competition is open to citizens of the 27 EU Member States and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. All submissions must be submitted to CSR Europe by e-mail between 28 October 2010 and 31 December 2010.

Participants will also get the chance to speak to member of consortia developing these new joint ventures on CSR issues including enabling technologies for environmental sustainability, demographic change in Europe, new business models against poverty, health literacy, financial capability for Europe’s youth and retirees, and many more.

December 2, 2010

Exchange Programme Eurodyssey

EURODYSSEY, the AER first programme, which was set up in 1985, aims at improving the chances of young Europeans to integrate into working life by offering them the opportunity of a work experience abroad. The Assembly of European Regions (AER), on the basis of the Founding Texts, implements the programme since its launch in 1985, in partnership with the Regions that are active in Eurodyssey. The AER is responsible for the general framework conditions of the programme as well as its general development and promotion.

Eurodyssée is an exchange programme between European Regions, which allows young job seekers aged between 18 and 30 to benefit from a traineeship placement abroad for a period between three to seven months.In a tripartite arrangement, the regional administrations that are members of the Eurodyssey programme will submit the young persons application and profile to potential employers of their network in order to find a work placement for him/her.

December 1, 2010

MSc Scholarship in Management and Information Systems for Study by Distance Learning

The School of Environment and Development invites applications for a fully-funded scholarship for candidates from developing countries for Master`s study by distance learning on the MSc Management and Information Systems. The scholarship will cover all study costs including tuition and examining fees and course material costs.

The MSc in M&IS develops the “hybrid” mix of management and information systems skills that we know from experience is essential to the successful and strategic application of information and communication technologies by today’s organizations.

It is designed to develop two groups of participants in developing and transitional economies: functional managers who wish to take greater control over, and make a more direct contribution to, change in their organizations via the development and implementation of information systems; and information systems professionals who wish to improve the success rate of the information systems they develop or use, and who may also wish to upgrade their management skills and knowledge.