December 2, 2014

International Development Youth Forum 2015

Since 2013 the International Development Youth Forum is held annually and youth with high ambition for international development get together from all over the world. Last year approximately 38 youth chosen from approximately 900 youth from 100 different countries and regions attended the Forum. Under the slogan “Design our future” the Forum seeks to achieve 3 main aims:
  • Building continuous network among youth who are interested in International Development;
  • Providing opportunity that one can broaden one’s value, knowledge, and way of thinking;
  • Creating outcome that produces new change to society.
In 2015 the IDYF will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 1st of March to 8th of March. The theme of the Forum is “Hunger x Win-Win”, aiming to figure out cutting-edge solutions for both hunger in developing countries and social problems in developed countries.

November 20, 2014

2015 “Governance and Development in Africa” Residential School

The annual residential school on governance and development is part of the Governance for Development in Africa programme that SOAS-University of London run in collaboration with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. This initiative aims to contribute to and stimulate debate on governance, development, and the relationship between them. About 20 participants from a range of African countries, and representative of the academic, civil society and government sectors will gain, through this training, new ideas and knowledge on the broad issue of governance and development.

The 2015 “Governance and Development in Africa” Residential School will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, 22 to 25 March 2015. 

November 11, 2014

Visegrad Scholarship Program 2015-2016

The International Visegrad Fund offers Master’s and Post-Master’s schol­ar­ships awarded to selected schol­ars for peri­ods of 1 or 2 semes­ters (with the excep­tion of Master’s schol­ar­ships within the In-Coming scheme where 1– to 4-semester schol­ar­ships can be awarded).

In applying for a scholarship to the International Visegrad Fund, you can:
  • Choose any aca­d­e­mic field;
  • Study in any lan­guage (the lan­guage of instruc­tion is not limited);
  • Choose a school of your choice, i.e., study at any accred­ited pub­lic or pri­vate uni­ver­sity or any insti­tute of sci­ence acad­e­mies in the Visegrad coun­tries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, or Slovakia);
  • Study or con­duct research at Masters (MA) or Post-Masters (PhD/postdoc) levels;
  • Apply at any age—there is no age limit and one does not need to be a stu­dent when applying;
  • Choose the length of study—between 1 to 4 semes­ters (depend­ing on the program).

September 27, 2014

Solidarity Academy 2014

The European Solidarity Centre and New Eastern Europe are pleased to invite you to the tenth edition of the Solidarity Academy which will be held in Gdańsk from 16th to 22nd November 2014. The Solidarity Academy is an international educational project aimed at maintaining and developing the tradition of the Solidarity Movement. Looking back at the social movement of Solidarity and the peaceful socio-political changes which took place both in Poland and throughout Eastern Europe, we can find an inspiration for solving problems in today’s world. 

September 11, 2014

International Student Festival in Trondheim 2015

International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT), the world’s largest international student festival, will be held on 05-15 February 2015.

ISFiT is a non-profit organization and is brought to life with the efforts of more than 400 student volunteers. The vision of ISFiT is to create a better future for young people in the world. ISFiT is arranged every other year, and each festival has a theme related to social and political topics with international relevance. The festival is held in the city of Trondheim, Norway. Here, over 450 students from all over the world gather to attend 18 different workshops and take part in the cultural program of the festival.

September 3, 2014

International Youth Forum in Lutsk

On October 18-19, 2014 the Ukrainian city of Lutsk will host the II International Youth Forum-2014 that will become a meeting place for the active youth from many countries. The organizers strive to create the best working conditions for the Forum participants to exchange experience and ideas in order to create and maintain cooperation. 

During the two Forum days participants will take part in presentations, discussions, panels, workshops and indulge the Lutsk city tour. Various presentations of international funds and Ukrainian charity organizations will be a valuable initiative that will help young activists to find the financial help for their creative projects. Also the Forum encourages young leaders to take part in a contest of project ideas. The best idea will be awarded. 

August 21, 2014

Sri Lanka Government Scholarships 2014/15

Applications are invited from eligible students for the award of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships offered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka under the Government of Sri Lanka Presidential Scholarships for Foreign Students for the academic year 2014/15 and the courses are to commence in December 2014. Since this is a government to government scholarship program, candidates should apply for this scholarship with the recommendation of the government scholarship nominating agency (Ministry / Institution) of the respective country.

July 4, 2014

Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP)

The Swedish Institute is pleased to announce the possibility for young professionals to apply for participation in a new training programme arranged during 2014 in cooperation between SI and Lund University. The topic is Increased Transparency through Governance and Control in Governmental Institutions.

We welcome applications from persons working in the public administration or students on the master’s level who have a major in political sciences, public administration, journalism or economics in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Between 22 September and 3 October 2014, SAYP will be held as a two-week intense training session for some 30 participants, at Lund University in Sweden.

June 24, 2014

2nd International Summer Academy in Peace-Building & Intercultural Dialogue

Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD), an independent, international non-profit and non-religious institute located in Lucerne, Switzerland, is very glad to announce its next International Summer Academy in Peace-building & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in Switzerland 2014. Its image as one of the most favourable places for traveling has made it more interesting to offer an exited and comprehensive program for our participants. Our experts, who are professionals in their fields will contribute to this event, with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies.    

June 14, 2014

Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics 2014 in Riga

Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics for Eastern Partnership Region and Central Asia is a special 12-week full-time training programme, funded by the government of Latvia, offering education and practical knowledge transfer. The programme starts on 15 September 2014. Graduation is planned for Friday 5 December 2014.

The programme will focus on the understanding of the legal, economic and political aspects within the European Union framework, using an interdisciplinary approach that is based on both teaching and practical experience through group activities and experience-sharing study visits.

June 9, 2014

SynCity 2014 Summer School

The Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD) is organizing the SynCity 2014 Summer School (September 17, 2014 – September 30, 2014). From a practical perspective and through interdisciplinary workshop formats, the summer school SynCity 2014 wants to explore how the inevitable technology push of smart technologies can be directed towards more social, human, and urban sustainable development.

The idea of "smart" and "intelligent" systems pervades all levels of urban environment. Mostly associated with ICT, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things, "smart" concepts still demand clarification and original interpretation. For the SynCity summer school 2014, TU Dresden invites up to 20 excellent young researchers, PhD-students and PostDocs from all over the world with an interest in technology development and socio-ecology to explore future trends in urban design.

June 1, 2014

Africa Scholarship Program at Alma Graduate University in Bologna

Alma Graduate School, together with the Foundation for World Wide Cooperation, introduces the Africa Scholarship Program for the Academic Year 2014-2015. This Scholarship Program aims to facilitate the participation of 10 young bright talents from Africa, wishing to pursue an MBA and contribute to the social and economic development of their continent.

Candidates need to be citizens of an African Country, hold an undergraduate degree, be proficient in English and have 2 years of professional experience. Beneficiaries will be asked to sign a letter of understanding about the importance of repatriation and contribution to economic and social development of Africa. 

May 11, 2014

Estonian School of Diplomacy Scholarships

Estonian School of Diplomacy offers limited amount of scholarships to participate in the nine-month training program 'International Relations and European Integration'.

Scholarships for academic year 2014/2015 will be given to following countries (ONLY):  Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Montenegro, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine.

May 4, 2014

Scholarships of the Government of Slovak Republic

The provision of scholarships of the Government of the Slovak Republic is a long-term component of development assistance by the SR, which is a programme and project activity of the SR Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework of the international community. The provision of scholarships of the SR Government in the framework of conditions set out by the OECD for realization of ODA includes also scholarships of the SR Government for Slovak nationals living abroad.

The Slovak Republic Ministry of Education, Science, Research & Sport shall provide a foreigner an SR Government scholarship during the standard length of studies as a student of a public university in the SR as follows:

May 2, 2014

Mitrovica Summer University 2014

We are delighted to inform you that this year, for the seventh time, Mitrovica Summer University 2014 (MSU14) will be organized. We are looking for highly motivated students who want to participate in the MSU14 and to make it an unforgettable experience. 
Mitrovica Summer University 2014 will take place in Mitrovica between the 11th and 25th of July 2014.

April 24, 2014

iversity STUDY ANYWHERE Scholartrip

Win a Scholartrip to your dream destination and a new MacBook! How it works: Take an iversity course to participate. Invite friends to increase your chances. If you win, you will get a plane ticket to a destination of your choice, a new MacBook Air  and spending money for room and board so you can take our courses wherever you want. Details below.

April 14, 2014

April Opportunities for Young Media Makers

New Media Ambassador for GEYC Resource Center 
Deadline: 20 April 2014

In order to promote, develop and enrich GEYC Resource Center in Bucharest, Romania launch a call for candidates for the position of “New Media Ambassador“, a three-month practical training in the field of social media, multimedia, PR and communication skills.

Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship  
Deadline: 16 May 3014

WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowships were established in 2000, and the next programme will be held from September 7-12, 2014. The OSJ programme is designed to introduce science journalists to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering.

April 4, 2014

The 2014 European Resource Bank

The 2014 European Resource Bank will be held in Aix-en-Provence, France, June 27-29, 2014. Save the date!
Right after the European Elections, representatives of European free-market think tanks will join in Aix-en-Provence to reflect upon the consequences of the electoral relsults for the future of Europe and which new strategies should be implemented to change the climate of ideas towards more reforms, more accountability and more pro-growth policies.

April 3, 2014

IES Seminars 2014

IES Liberty Seminars 2014 will be held in Gummersbach, Germany, Bansko, Bulgaria, and Predeal, Romania.

IES Europe offers you an interdisciplinary introduction to the tradition of classical liberal thought. Subjects covered include economics, history, moral and political philosophy, law, jurisprudence. Faculty and program will soon be availble. The main aim is to approach these fields from a liberal point of view. The seminars are a unique opportunity to boost your understanding of the classical liberal principles of individual rights, private property, and free markets and their applications to today's issues.

Through the generosity of partners, IES-Europe is able to offer the seminars for free. Lectures, housing, meals are provided by IES-Europe. Participants only pay for their own travel.

March 23, 2014

ISWiB 2014

Are you communicative? Are you outgiong? Are you young and interested in contemporary social problems? Are you motivated to make a change? Do you want to share your opinion and ideas for a better world? Are you willing to spend seven days with other young people from all over the globe and work with them on a variety of problems? Do you want to present your country, its culture and customs to other participants? Do you want to have an amazing and unforgettable summer of 2014? Are you ready for a life-time experience?
If your answer is yes, then you are the person we are looking for!

The 8th International Student Week in Belgrade (ISWiB) will be held from July 13th to 20th 2014, under the theme “Synergy for Change”. With more than 150 participants from all over the world, the festival represents one of the largest student conferences in Southeastern Europe.

March 10, 2014

7 Better Ways to Prepare for Your Exam

This article assumes that your exam is less than a month way away, and gives you some great advice on how to handle the coming tests and what to do to make sure you do better. It is revision time, but a few of these tips may help to put things in perspective.

1 - Learn through the year and create easy reference notes

At the end of the day, this is what you should have been doing all year. If you have been sitting on ass for the last eleven months then there is very little you can achieve at this very last stage. Knowing that the game is nearly up and it is nearly time for scores is not a bad thing. If you have worked hard over the year, then now is when you get your rewarded for it. If you have sat around doing very little then this is where you get your just deserts.

March 4, 2014

How to Avoid Bogus Colleges and Their Worthless “Degrees”

In a world where technology evolves at a pace as rapid as it has for the last couple of decades, the importance of a good education cannot be overstated. Add to that our growing insistence upon instant gratification, not to mention the astronomical cost of a 4-year undergraduate degree, and the promise of obtaining a degree almost instantaneously, at little cost, and based solely upon your “life experiences” starts sounding quite attractive.

The downside to such “degrees” is that they are typically worthless as a springboard to any career that demands actual knowledge. Furthermore, claiming to hold a degree from one of these “degree mills” will likely be a black mark on the resume of anyone applying for a position with a reputable company. And while these faux degrees cost far less than does a real education, the cost versus benefit of getting one renders them no bargain at all. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can look out for to avoid being taken for a ride by one of the degree mills. Let’s start by looking at some of the “red flags” that indicate that the college – and by extension, the degrees it offers – are bogus.

February 27, 2014

The Emile-Boutmy Scholarship

Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy scholarship after the founder of Sciences Po (1871) in order to welcome the very best international students from outside of the European Union. The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top students whose profiles match the admissions priorities of Sciences Po and individual course requirements. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible students are those, first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master's programme.

February 18, 2014

University of the People Scholarships

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints.

With its tuition-free online programs, University of the People is opening access to higher education for all those constrained, as well as building a scalable and replicable model capable of changing the very nature of higher education. The non-profit UoPeople has managed to succeed in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education, and does not charge for tuition or books/materials. All that is asked is for students to pay a one-time application processing fee ($50) and subsequent modest examination processing fees ($100) levied per course. There are no other fees whatsoever.

For students unable to pay the Exam Processing Fees, UoPeople works extremely hard to ensure that no student of UoPeople is left out of higher education for financial reasons. Students are invited to apply for scholarships after being admitted to the university and completing a scholarship application form. UoPeople remains committed to its mission of democratizing higher education.

January 28, 2014

Travel Scholarships - Passport & Plate: Italy 2014

We believe that you can learn much about a culture through food and want to give three enthusiastic (and hungry) travelers the chance to connect with and better understand the real food scene in...ITALY!

These keen cultural explorers will travel to Italy and discover the history and techniques that makes Italian food a star on the world’s stage – as well as the vibrant people that keep these traditions alive through their passion and dedication.

Each recipient will spend one week in a different region of Italy where they will meet their Italian ‘mentors’ – speaking to local farmers and artisan providores, making pastas in nonnas’ kitchens, and getting your hands dirty pruning vines, milking goats and making salamis. In that time, each recipient will be followed by a cameraman to document their experiences as they uncover new techniques, tastes and atttudes towards food and living.