2014 UNESCO-China Fellowships for Developing Countries

UNESCO ScholarshipGovernment of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2014-2015, under the co-sponsorship of UNESCO, twenty five (25) fellowships for advanced studies at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels.

These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia -Pacific and certain countries in the Arab States. The fellowships, tenable at a selected number of Chinese universities, are of one year duration.

These fellowships, which are in most cases to be conducted in English, are offered to senior advanced students wishing to pursue higher studies or intending to undertake individual research with periodic guidance from the assigned supervisor. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study the Chinese language before taking up research/study in their fields of interest.

Worth of Award
Facilities offered by the Goverenment of the People’s Republic of China:

  • A monthly living allowance of CNY 1,700 Yuan for general scholars or CNY 2.000 Yuan for senior scholars will be granted covering meals and pocket expenses;
  • A one-time settlement subsidy of CNY 1,000 Yuan will be granted to those who will study in China less than one academic year, and CNY 1,500 Yuan to those who will study in China for one academic year and above, upon their arrival in China;
  • Registration and tuition fees, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic/necessary learning materials
  • Accommodation facilities (one dormitory room for two students)
  • Fee for outpatient medical service for expenses generated in the institution’s hospital
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China against hospitalizing for serious diseases and accidental injuries
  • A one-time inter-city travel ticket (each for coming in and leaving China).
  • A hard – seat train ticket (hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip) will be provided for new scholarship students traveling from the port of entry upon registration to the city where the admitting institution of Chinese language institution or preparatory education institution is located; students traveling from the Chinese language institution or preparatory education institution to the city where the university for major study is located; and students traveling from the city where the institution is located to the nearest port of departure upon graduation.

Facilities offered by UNESCO

  • International Travel to and from China; and
  • Monthly allowance of US $150 to be paid in local currency (Chinese RMB) during their stay in China, in addition to the living allowance granted by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

Applicants must Hold:

  • Hold at least the equivalent of the Master’s Degree/above or the Bachelor’s Degree
  • English proficiency is required;
  • Be not more than 45 years of age; and
  • Be in good health

How to Apply:

  • All applications should be endorsed by the relevant Government body (the National Commission or Permanent Delegation) and must be made in English with the following attachments:
  • Application form for UNESCO/China (The Great Wall) Fellowship in triplicate
  • 3 photographs
  • Notarized photocopies of diplomas and certificates, and school-certified transcripts of complete academic records (translated in English when applicable), in triplicate
  • Copy of the university’s invitation letter, for those students who have been admitted in advance by a Chinese university, in triplicate
  • Two letters of recommendation (in English) by professors or associate professors familiar with the work of the candidate, in triplicate
  • A study or research proposal containing no less than 400 words (in English) of the Post-Graduate Study to be undertaken during the candidate’s stay in China, in triplicate
  • Foreigner Physical Examination form to be completed and communicated to UNESCO in triplicate; and
  • English language proficiency certificate, in triplicate.

Deadline: June 6, 2014

Click here to Read more about the Scholarship: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/

2014 Italian Government Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships for International StudentsItalian Government invites applications for the 2014 Undergraduate and Postgraduate which is awarded to foreign citizens and Italian Citizens resident abroad (IRE) Studying in Italy.

Scholarships can be awarded only for study/ research projects at institutions within the Italian public education and research system (state universities and research centres or legally accredited private institutions). It is NOT possible to apply for study/ research projects at foreign Institutions (such as universities, libraries, schools and the like) even if they operate in Italy.


  • Candidates must have got an academic qualification allowing them, in their country, to register for the same level university course they are applying for in Italy.
  • The relevant certification must be provided in due time, jointly with a Dichiarazione di valore, that is a document issued by the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate assessing what a given school or academic degree is worth of in Italian terms of reference.
  • Generally, for an undergraduate course a high school degree is required; for a Postgraduate Course a BA or equivalent is needed.
  • At the end of the course attended the scholarship-holder will have to sit the required exams.
  • Advanced vocational training, art and music courses
  • Candidates must have got an academic qualification allowing them, in their country, to register for the same level course they are applying for in Italy
  • The relevant certification must be provided in due time, jointly with a Dichiarazione di valore , that is a document issued by the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate assessing what a given school or academic degree is worth of in Italian terms of Bando inglese Reference.
  • A letter of pre-acceptance from the chosen Italian institution is recommended. The programme must be at least of six months. At the end of the course attended the scholarship-holder will have to sit the required exams

Master’s Degree Courses (Levels I or II):

  • Candidates must have got an academic qualification allowing them, in their country, to register for the same level course they are applying for in Italy. The relevant certification must be provided in due time, jointly with a Dichiarazione di va lore, that is a document issued by the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate assessing what a given school or academic degree is worth of in Italian terms of reference.
  • The programme must be at least of six months. There is no exemption from Masters enrolment fees. If the course requires a period of study outside of Italy, the payment of the scholarship will be suspended during that period.
  • Given that admittance to Masters Courses is often on a selection basis, and courses require a minimum number of participants to be held, it is the applicants’ responsibility to be informed about their admittance to the course and its actual starting date.
  • The period of study covered by the scholarships must be completed by December 31st 2015
  • Applications must be made online

How to Apply: All applicants must fill in the on-line application form at “Borse on Line”. Please read carefully the instructions on the website. (see link below)

Deadline: May 28, 2014

Click here to Start your Application Online: http://borseonline.esteri.it

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

Postdoctoral PositionDescription: The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers: University scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology as well as Universities of Applied Sciences) and Arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts, only for a limited number of countries). These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue Doctoral or Postdoctoral Research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution.

Host Institution(s): Any of the ten (10) Swiss Public Universities, the two (2) Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, the public teaching and research institutes and the Universities of applied sciences

Field of Study: All academic fields

Target Group: Scholarships are open to: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Columbia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dijibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakshtan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Authority, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, Sudan, Sudan South, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen.

Scholarship Value/inclusions
The Scholarship Covers the Following:
• Monthly payment of 1920 Swiss Francs for PhD studies/research or 3,500 Swiss Francs for postdoctoral research
• Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL)
• Mandatory Swiss Health insurance paid by the FCS (for non-European grantees only)
• A lump sum for air fare for non-European grantees (provided at the end of the scholarship)
• Special 300 Swiss Francs lodging allowance (paid once at the beginning of the scholarship)
• 1 year half-fare public transportation card
• Counseling and various trips, dinners and sigh seeing tours organized for Swiss Government Scholarship holders

General Eligibility Criteria:
• First class Master degree or equivalent University degree if applying for PhD studies/research or a First Class Doctoral Degree if applying for a Postdoctoral research.
• For PhD studies/research, the candidate should not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. For postdoctoral research, there should not be a gap of more than 5 years between the award of the PhD and the application deadline.
• Applicants should be residing in their home country at the moment of the application. Applicants who are in Switzerland since more than 1 year are not eligible
• Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the Research, PhD, or the Postdoctoral Reasearch. For PhD studies, applicants must apply to the chosen Swiss University as well as for the scholarship.
• Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
• Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Research, PhD Studies or the Postdoctoral research.

Application Instructions: 2014-2015 Applications is now closed. The next offer for the academic year 2015/16 will be online from August 2014. Please see the country-specific webpages for eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and contact information specific to your country. If you fulfill the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The diplomatic representation will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the procedure including application forms and a list of required documentation. The application deadline falls between the end of October and early November, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.sbfi.admin.ch/themen/01366/01380/01715/index.html?lang=en

China Three Gorges University International Student Scholarship in China, 2014

China Three Gorges UniversityDescription: CTGU International Student Scholarship is established by CTGU, with a goal of encouraging more international students to study in CTGU. This scholarship is open to the applicants of CTGU’s new English-medium programs to international students each year. In 2013, this scholarship is open to Bsc. in Civil Engineering program, Electrical Engineering and Automation program and BBA program in English medium.

Eligibility:-Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with foreign passport and friendly to China.
-Applicants should be in good character, hard studying, with excellent academic records and in good health.
-Applicants of Undergraduate Scholarship are required, at least, to have an educational diploma equivalent to Chinese senior middle school education, aged 25 or younger.
-The requirement of Chinese language proficiency is according to the applied field and the language medium of teaching.
-Applicants should not be sponsored or awarded by Chinese government or other organizations.

How to Apply: Applicants are supposed to submit the following documents to the Department of International Relations, CTGU, through email, mail or fax, according to the requirement:
-“Application Form for CTGU International Student Scholarship”;
-Passport copy with photo page;
-Notarized highest degree;
-Notarized school transcript or professional-title certificates;
-Recommendation letters and physical examination record;
-Certificate of Chinese language studies and examinations (if any).
-Other supplemental documents required by CTGU;

Subject: Various Courses

Level: Pursuing Undergraduate Degree at China Three Gorges University

Provider: Chinese Government

For Which Country: China

For Whom: International Students (non-Chinese)

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The Scholarship covers the tuition fees of Bsc. in Civil Engineering program and Electrical Engineering and Automation program during four years and tuition fees of BBA program in the 1st year.

What does it cover? This scholarship will cover all or parts of the tuition fees of these CTGU’s new English-medium programs to international students.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: The applicants will be informed the result through email or mail. CTGU will announce the name list of scholarship winners and release Admission Notice in every July to August.

Deadline: CTGU accepts application from every February to June.

Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund Travel Grant for Bangladeshi Students, 2014

Ph.D (Doctoral) Level ProgramDescription: Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund” was constituted in 1984 with the assistance of the Government of Sweden. The main objective of this trust fund is to promote human resource development of the country by providing travel grant/financial assistance to students traveling abroad for higher studies. Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund is providing fund for one way air travel fare to the eligible candidates.

Eligibility: Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund is providing fund for one way air travel fare to the eligible candidates. Any Bangladeshi national having SSC/HSC (or equivalent) from Bangladesh is eligible to apply for assistance from this fund subject to following conditions:
-The students must be a citizen of Bangladesh
-Bangladeshi students who have been enrolled at foreign universities/educational institutions for Undergraduate/Graduate/Post Graduate/Ph.D (Doctoral) Level Program and received scholarship (full/partial) for the period of 1st January to 31st December 2013.
-Students who have not got travel grant/air ticket from Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund or any other source earlier.
-Students securing minimum score for TOEFL (500 paper based/80 online)/ IELTS-5.5 SAT -1400/GRE-900 (Old System)/(200 New System/GMAT.
-Students who have not got third division/class/ equivalent GPA in any public examinations.
-Preference will be given to those subjects which will play an important role for socio-economic development of the country.

How to Apply: You have to register first. Then login and fill-up the online Application Form as necessary. Before submitting you will be able to print the entire copy of your application. Beside this you will receive an auto generated copy of your application in your email after successful submission. You have to send by post/hand a signed hard copy of this auto generated application with attested copies of all the submitted documents and a passport size photograph.

Subject: Various Courses

Level: Grant is available for students who are studying Undergraduate/graduate/postgraduate/PhD (Doctoral) level program at foreign universities/educational institutions.

Provider: Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund, constituted with the assistance of the Government of Sweden.

For Which Country: Overseas

For Whom: Students of Bangladesh

What does it cover? Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund is providing fund for one way air travel fare to the eligible candidates.

Deadline: 15th June, 2014