Commonwealth Master’s degree level Scholarship – Tanzania, 2013

It’s a two year Master’s degree programme tenable at University of Dar es Salaam in any subject offered by the university. It is funded by the CSFP endowment fund. It is durable for the period of two years. Those are desiring to apply must hold a first degree of upper second class honors standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed. It is made available to the candidates from any of the Commonwealth country except Tanzania. The benefit can be taken at Tanzania.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

Applicants should:

•Be citizens of any except Tanzania

•Hold a first degree of upper second class Honors standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed.

  • About the nationality:-

The students of  Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Island, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Zambia can submit an application for this scholarship.

  • About the awards:-
  1. 1 Commonwealth Scholarship is available. The CSC has been invited to nominate up to 2 candidates.

  1. A two-year Master’s degree programme in any subject offered by the university.

  1. Each award covers:

Full tuition fee

Living stipend set at local rates

Arrival allowance of USD 500

One economy class return airfare between the home country of the student and the intended place of study

  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-

The mode of applying is electronically or by post. Applications should be submitted to national nominating agencies in the first instance. Please complete the Application form and submit it to your national nominating agency by the application deadline. Successful candidates will be required to complete an application form for the proposed university of study in addition to their scholarship application.

The International scholarships deadline for applications is 30 April 2013.

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link

Scholarships for Commonwealth Countries’ Students, South Africa, 2014

University of Pretoria is providing these two Commonwealth PhD scholarships provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Inorder to be eligible one must be enrolled at University of Pretoria. It is durable up to three years covering accommodation and living costs, medical aid, books/stationery, research costs, application fee and Visa costs, airfare. Masters students presently registered at the University of Pretoria are not eligible they should not apply.

Open to Commonwealth applicants (excluding South African students and the benefit is to be taken at South Africa.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

-The UP Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship will be awarded to applicants who are citizens of Commonwealth countries.

-Applicants must conduct their studies at the University of Pretoria.

-Applicants must have completed the degree that will give them admission to a doctoral programme a maximum of three years prior to their application for the University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship.

-Applicants must not be older than 35 years of age at time of application.

-Masters students currently registered at the University of Pretoria are not eligible for the Doctoral Scholarship.

  • About the nationality:-

Applicants who are citizens of Commonwealth countries (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cyprus, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, The Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica , Kenya , Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone , Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British), Zambia  (excluding South African students) excluding South African students are eligible for this PhD scholarship.

  • About the awards:-
  1. The University of Pretoria has made funds available for two doctoral scholarships for students coming from Commonwealth Countries (excluding South African students).

  1. The scholarship will be for a maximum period of support of three academic years. Doctoral students who are not able to complete within the maximum three academic year period due to unforeseeable reasons must provide a written motivation supported by their supervisor as to why an extension is necessary. The extension request will be considered by the University’s Institutional Selection Committee. The motivation must also indicate the following:

-The number of additional months that will be required (may not exceed 12 months)

-The research costs required for the extension period.

-The amount of financial support the Supervisor can provide towards the extension period.

What does it cover? The value of this Doctoral Scholarship will be R120 000 in 2014. This amount must be used to cover the following student costs:

-Accommodation and living costs

-Medical Aid

–         Books/Stationery

  1. Fees will be covered by the award of a UP Postgraduate Scholarship Research costs will be covered by the Supervisor Additional costs covered by the University: Return flight ticket from home country Shuttle service on arrival in South Africa from OR Tambo International Airport to Pretoria and return from Pretoria to OR Tambo on completion. Application fee and Visa costs which will be refunded on proof of receipts on arrival.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
  1. The mode of applying is electronically or by post.

  1. The closing date for the 2014 Academic year is 30th August 2013.

For detailed information about the application and the scholarships please visit the link

 

Benson and Carslaw Scholarships a graduate research level one, to be had at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge in UK 2013

Commonwealth countries students, those who place the Emmanuel College as first preference on their application form are going to be tendered one or more scholarships “whereas some preferences will be for Australia and New Zealand” by prestigious University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College. The awards are having a basic value of £600 a year and part-cost awards (up to £4,000 a year). It’s a graduate research level program provided to study in English UK having a duration of 1-3 years
Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

Commonwealth Citizens only, some preference for Australia/New Zealand

-Graduate Students.

  • About the nationality:-

The students of Commonwealth countries, some preference for Australia/New Zealand, can submit an application for this scholarship.

  • About the invitation:-

The College makes three elections per annum to Research Fellowships, if applicants of adequate merit Emmanuel College-University of Cambridge present themselves. Tenure of the Fellowships will be for three years. Fellowships are normally awarded to postdoctoral candidates or to those nearing completion of their PhD work.

  • About the awards:-
  1. One or more scholarships will be offered each year to students.

  1. Scholarship is applicable for 1-3 years.

  1. The basic value of the awards will be £600 a year but larger part-cost awards (up to £4,000 a year) could be made in cases of need.

  1. Awards are available on a competitive basis.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-

Letter of application should be sent to Graduate Tutor electronically. Applications to be considered for such an award should be made to the Graduate Tutor, enclosing curriculum vitae, a statement of the proposed research, and a statement of other funding which is available or has been applied for. Applicants should also ask two referees to write direct to the Graduate Tutor on their behalf.

Applications must be received before June 30, 2013.

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link

 

2013/2014 “COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN” (CSFP) by the Malaysian Government to students of Commonwealth countries

The talked about scholarship and fellowship plan are granted by the Malaysian Government for pursuing postgraduate degree( Master and Phd) the study field of which is in these priority areas: science and engineering, agriculture and fisheries, economics and Islamic finance, information and communication technology, biotechnology, biosecurity and food safety, infrastructure and utility, environmental studies, health not including nursing, medicine and clinical pharmacy(Applicants may choose any related course within these field/areas) to the nominated students from the Commonwealth countries. The scholarship is awarded for up to 12 to 24 months for master courses depending upon the course and up to 3 years for PhD degree. Further more this monetary grant is for students from the commonwealth countries and can be taken at Malaysia.

Information:-

  1. 1.     About the eligibility:-

To be eligible for Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), applicants must fit the following criteria:-

  1. -Not be more than 45 years of age during application.
  2. -Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
  3. -Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required: IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
  4. -In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants
  5. -Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only)
  6. -Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the universities in Malaysia).
    1. 2.     About the nationality:-

The students from the commonwealth countries can submit an application for this scholarship.

  1. 3.     About the awards:-

The awards for Master’s degree are between 12 to 24 months depending on the courses. Awards for pursuing PhD degree are for 3 years.

 

Each scholarship consists of:-

-Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia

-An approved tuition fees

-Monthly maintenance allowance

-Annual grant for books and internal travel

-Medical / Health Insurance

-Installation and Termination grant

-Thesis allowance

-Visa

The Government of Malaysia reserves the rights to review the value of awards at any time (and if such changes are made, the value of scholarship will be changed and the effective date will be informed to the successful candidates).

 

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:-

-High-level academic achievement

-The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.

-Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

  1. 4.     About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-

All applications should be made online through Ministry of Higher Education’s website.

 

Deadline for application is March 31, 2013.

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link

 

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships in New Zealand for Master and PhD level study, 2013/2014

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme beneath which associate governments tender scholarships and fellowships to nationals of other Commonwealth countries. It was set up to endow an outline through which any Commonwealth government could offer scholarships or career development opportunities to nationals of other Commonwealth countries.

This program is for pursuing Master’s or PhD level study in New Zealand and the monetary grant will be granted in agreed priority study sectors to meet countries’ or regions’ human resources development needs and training priorities, as set by the New Zealand Government and nominating agencies. The priority study sectors are: leadership and governance, economics, public sector governance and reform, environmental studies, education, health, agriculture and fisheries, biosecurity and food safety, infrastructure and utility and human rights and gender.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

To be eligible to be considered for a Commonwealth Scholarship an applicant must:

  1. Have citizenship of a participating developing Commonwealth country; permanent residents of a participating country are not eligible to apply;
  2. be residing in their country of citizenship, preferably for at least two years prior to application;
  3. not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand or Australia, or another  developed country, except where their country does not issue passports and they hold a New Zealand passport (i.e. the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau);
  4. not be married or engaged to be married to a person who holds, or who is eligible to hold, citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia or another developed country, except where their country does not issue passports and they hold a New Zealand passport (i.e. the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau);
  5. be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for one already commenced at PhD or Masters level;
  6. satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand  university at which the qualification is to be undertaken, including English language criteria;
  7. have been working in their country of citizenship, preferably for at least two years prior to application;
  8. hold a first degree of upper second class Honours (or above); or a second class degree  and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a Master’s degree;
  9. be available to commence their academic studies in New Zealand at the start of the New Zealand academic year in February 2014;
  10. have already secured  admission to their preferred New Zealand university; evidence of admission (eg. a letter of offer) is required with the application form; a conditional letter of offer from a New Zealand university is sufficient to allow an application to be accepted;
  11. Have a planned programme start date (in the letter of offer) at the start of the New Zealand Academic year in February 2014; offers for a planned start date for Semester 2, 2014 cannot be accepted.
  • About the nationality:-

The students of participating developing Commonwealth country can submit an application for this scholarship.

  • About the awards:-
  1. The New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships scheme funds tuition and enrolment fees, an establishment allowance, a basic stipend, approved scholarship-related travel, some course-related costs, and medical and travel insurance. Each Scholarship provides:

a. Travel:  International, and New Zealand domestic, air travel at the start and end of the scholarship for awardees, and reimbursement of awardees’ visa costs. In addition, a reunion travel entitlement may be available to awardees who have left dependants in their home country.

b. Tuition Fees and other compulsory institutional course costs.

c. Postgraduate research and thesis allowance: An allowance of NZ$1,500, and a return economy airfare to awardees’ home country for overseas fieldwork, if research component is 50% or greater.

d. Medical and Travel Insurance

e. Establishment allowance: NZ$3,000 paid on arrival in New Zealand to meet text book costs and to assist with other set up costs in New Zealand. At the beginning of each additional study year NZ$1,000 will be paid to cover the full year.

f. Living Allowance: The annual rate of NZ$21,580 (NZ$415 per week) is paid fortnightly and is a contribution to living costs for day-to-day expenses, including accommodation (rent or board), food costs,  utility expenses (telephone, electricity  etc.), transport, personal items, and course-related costs (stationery, field trips, workshops etc.).

 

  1. Complete and eligible applications will be assessed and reviewed by a selection committee in Wellington, New Zealand. Members of this committee will be representatives from the New Zealand Aid Programme at MFAT and representatives from the Scholarships Committee of Universities NZ. The nominations submitted to Universities NZ will be considered by the selection committee according to the following selection criteria:

-academic merit of the candidate.

-the quality of the research proposal.

-the likely impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country.

  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-

The application form is available from the applicant’s Nominating Agency. Each applicant must submit to their Nominating Agency one (1) original application form and all requested attachments. In addition to the application form the following documents are required:

a. Certified copy of applicant’s birth certificate (in English);

b. Certified copy of official evidence of any name change for applicant (in English);

c. Certified copy of the personal pages of applicant’s passport;

d. Certified copy of the academic transcript for all tertiary qualifications held by the applicant and the grading schedule for each qualification (in English);

e. Certified copy of the completion or graduation certificate for each tertiary qualification that the applicant has completed (in English);

f. If the applicant is employed, a current job description confirming their position and outlining their responsibilities and duties;

g. A current (dated) curriculum vitae – a brief  history of the applicant’s education, work experiences and skills;

h. Three (3) references (no more than 24 months old) on official letterhead, supporting the scholarship application to study in New Zealand, and relevant to their proposed study programme or research topic. References should be provided from the applicant’s current employer, a former lecturer or academic supervisor (in an area of study relevant to the application) and, where possible, a relevant government or community based organization;

Note: Applications with less than three references will be disadvantaged;

i. An  letter of offer from the New Zealand University at which  the applicant wishes to study (see Section 8 of the application form);

j. A 500 word statement describing the specific skills and knowledge the applicant wishes to gain from  the proposed study and how this will contribute to the applicant’s current and/or future job (see Section 9 of the application form);

k. A 500 word statement describing how the applicant’s proposed area of study will enable  them to contribute to the social or economic development of  their home country (see Section 9 of the application form);

l. A 500 word statement outlining the proposed research topic.

From the applications received each Nominating Agency will identify up to two applications to nominate to Universities NZ. Universities NZ will receive the nominated applications from the Nominating Agencies. These applications will be subject to a final check for eligibility and completeness. Any nominated applications that are found to be ineligible or incomplete will be rejected. Only those nominees whose recommendation by Universities NZ is endorsed by the New Zealand Aid Programme will be offered a scholarship.

 

Each Nominating Agency will set their own country deadline for the receipt of applications. Nominating Agencies are aware that their nominations must be received by Universities NZ in Wellington, New Zealand no later than 31st July 2013.

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link