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Scholarships Positions Opportunities 2020: Moving abroad to study can often be an expensive adventure to embark on. Tuition fees, accommodation, living costs, and so many other things usually make it impossible for you to even dream of a degree in another country. You need good and reliable information before taking a step. This is a guide that will aid you through the entire scholarship process.

Scholarships Positions Opportunities 2020

This was the sole reason why Current School News decided to bridge the space to make sure you have access to the following Scholarships Positions Opportunities 2020:

  1. 35 International Ph.D. Scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand
  1. Full DAAD Ph.D. Scholarship for Developing Countries
  1. The University of Groningen Fund for Students from Developing Countries
  1. 45 University of Auckland International Student Scholarships
  1. Full Chinese Government Scholarship- CUST Scholarship for Non-Chinese Students in China

1. 35 International Ph.D. Scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand

These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.

Successful doctoral research makes original and significant contributions to knowledge and prepares graduates to undertake further research or to apply their advanced skills. Victoria’s doctoral candidates begin with up to 12 months of provisional registration.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral or Ph.D. degree at Victoria University. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in any discipline.

Scholarship Award: Scholarships include a $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees.

Scholarship Description

University or Organization: Victoria University

Department: NA

Course Level: Postgraduate research

Award: $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees

Access Mode: Online

Number of Awards: NA

Nationality: New Zealand and International Students

Application Deadline: 1 November (Three rounds each year closing 1 March, 1 July and 1 November)

Eligibility:

  • New Zealand and international students can apply for Victoria Doctoral Scholarships.
  • The studentships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enroll full time for a Doctorate (Ph.D.) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University.

How to Apply:

How to apply: Victoria uses an online application for both admissions as a doctoral student and to apply for a Victoria doctoral scholarship. This application (Community force) allows you to complete all required documentation including referee requests via a dashboard.

The dashboard must be 100% complete (showing all green) before you can submit your application. Before you begin your application, make sure you understand the requirements for admission.

Supporting Documents: References form a critical part of your application. You must ask two referees to evaluate your academic ability and research potential. The online application system allows you to request these references. All applicants will need to provide:

  • a 2000-word sample of your academic writing in English
  • certified copies of your academic transcript/s and degree certificates
  • A certified copy of your Diploma Supplement (applicants from EU countries only).

International students must provide

  • evidence of English language proficiency
  • Translations of official documents (certified by an accredited translator).

Upload all required documentation to the online application

Check that you have

  • Selected your academic referees and sent them the request
  • Completed all required sections in the online application
  • Provided your academic writing sample
  • Provided your transcript(s)/degree certificates
  • Provided a copy of your Diploma Supplement, if required
  • Language Requirements:  Victoria’s English language proficiency is strict and not negotiable. If the student’s first language is not English, they must provide evidence of English proficiency before they will be accepted as a Ph.D. candidate. Requirements are:
  • TOEFL 575 with (preferably) a TWE of 5, or 237 on the computer-based test; or 90 on the Internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing; or
  • IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6; or
  • CAE grade B; or
  • A minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English proficiency program test.

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2. Full DAAD Ph.D. Scholarship for Developing Countries

The goal is to develop an innovative seismological data processing scheme for volcanic tremors for seismological monitoring and understanding of the underlying physical source processes. This project is closely connected to PhD-Project I7 allowing for the exchange and joining of research ideas/concepts.

This scholarship is funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the NatRiskChange Research Training Group.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to pursue a Ph.D. scholarship at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Potsdam, Germany for three years.

The working title of the project is: “Volcanic Tremor analysis based on advanced signal processing concepts including music information retrieval (MIR) strategies”.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship includes

  • A monthly rate of 1000 Euro
  • Travel support and potential support for studies and research
  • Combined insurance (health, accident, liability)
  • Potential support for rent, or family allowance

Scholarship Description

Application Deadline: May 20, 2020

Course Level: Award is available to pursue a Ph.D. program.

Study Subject: Award is awarded to pursue a Ph.D. scholarship at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Potsdam, Germany for three years.

The working title of the project is: “Volcanic Tremor analysis based on advanced signal processing concepts including music information retrieval (MIR) strategies”.

Award: The award includes

  • A monthly rate of 1000 Euro
  • Travel support and potential support for studies and research
  • Combined insurance (health, accident, liability)
  • Potential support for rent, or family allowance
  • Nationality: Available for candidates from developing or emerging countries.
  • Number of Awards: Numbers not given
  • The award can be taken in Germany

Eligibility:

Eligible Countries: Available for candidates from developing or emerging countries.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

English Language Requirements: Fluency in the English language (speaking and writing), as well as the willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team, is essential.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applications should include the following components: a detailed CV, a letter of motivation, a brief research concept (approx. 2 pages) for the Ph.D. project (focusing on a plan on how to use audio signal processing concepts for seismic signal analysis), a record of studies, master and bachelor certificates including a transcript of records, an English synopsis of the Master thesis, a list of publications, oral and/or poster presentations at conferences, and two letters of recommendation. The files should be sent, by e-mail, in one single PDF document (< 10 MB) to Dr. Theresia Petrow (natrisk-at-uni-potsdam.de) by May 20th, 2020.

Based on the applications, the University of Potsdam will, in the first stage, nominate two to four candidates. These candidates will be required to submit a full application to the DAAD which will then, in a second stage, be evaluated by DAAD.

Candidates will be informed in detail about the second stage in case they are nominated after the first stage. The actual scholarship and the related Ph.D. study are envisaged to start in October 2020.

Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. The NatRiskChange consortium strives to increase the proportion of women in research and specifically encourages females to apply for these positions.

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3. The University of Groningen Fund for Students from Developing Countries Scholarship Opportunity 2020

The main objective of the Eric Bleumink Fund, established on 23 May 2000, is to provide financial support to Master’s students from the poorest developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree.

This initiative will not only improve the cooperation between the University of Groningen and universities in developing countries but will also raise the level of academic expertise in these countries.

Course Level: Scholarships are open for Masters program, Masters (MSc/MA/LL.M.), Undergraduate Bachelors, Associate Degree, and Other Degrees.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The grant covers tuition fees, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.  Please note that a considerable number of students apply for this scholarship each year, whereas the University can issue only a limited number of grants.

Scholarship Description:

Applications Deadline: December 1, 2020

Course Level: The studentships are open for Masters program, Masters (MSc/MA/LL.M.), Undergraduate Bachelors, Associate Degree, and Other Degrees.

Study Subject: The studentships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The grant covers tuition fees, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.  Please note that a considerable number of students apply for this application each year, whereas the University can issue only a limited number of grants.

Nationality: This scholarship is available for students from developing countries.

Number of Scholarships: Number of opportunities is available.

Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: This scholarship is available for students from developing countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Candidates for the Eric Bleumink Fund should:

  1. Have obtained conditional admission to the program of choice (see: www.rug.nl/masters/alphabetical)
  2. Have excellent academic performance, preferably to be confirmed by letters of recommendation
  3. Have excellent grades during their bachelor/undergraduate studies;
  4. Have excellent English language proficiency, following the admission requirements of the program of choice
  5. Be available for the whole period of the program and be able to take part in the entire program
  6. Be in good health, so that health insurance in the Netherlands can be arranged
  7. Hold the nationality of a country appearing in Appendix 1.
  8. Have no other means of financing the study in question

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: You cannot directly apply for an Eric Bleumink Fund (EBF) Talent Grant. The Admissions office and the Faculty Admission Boards nominate suitable candidates.

The nomination is based on 1) your application to one of our Master’s degree programs and 2) on the EBF nomination criteria. If you are nominated for an Eric Bleumink Fund (EBF) Talent Grant, you will be informed before February 1st, 2018. If we do not contact you, you are unfortunately not selected. Please do not contact us with applications.

Only applicants that have received a (conditional) admission offer for a master’s program before February can thus be considered.

To allow for enough time to process the application to a master’s program by the Admission Office, such a master application should be completed by the applicant before the 1st of December 2020.

Scholarship Link

4. 45 University of Auckland International Student Scholarships Opportunity 2020

The main purpose of the Scholarships is to attract new international students of high caliber to enroll in an undergraduate and postgraduate taught study of one year or more at the University of Auckland.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate study programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to all faculties.

Eligibility:

International candidates are eligible to apply for this education.

To be eligible for this prize you must meet the following requirements:

  • The programs will be known as the University of Auckland International learners.
  • Applicants who have already commenced study at the University of Auckland will not be eligible to apply.
  • The awards are tenable for international candidates (see Note vi).
  • The basis of selection will be academic merit, the quality of the letter of application and endorsement by the applicant’s referee (see Note iii). The country of origin of the applicant may be considered by the selection committee to align with the University’s strategic aims.
  • The study will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Strategic Engagement (or nominee), the Director International (or nominee), and two faculty representatives from the International Committee.
  • The grants will be paid as a compulsory fees credit towards the first semester of study at the University of Auckland

Scholarship Award: Up to $10,000 for both postgraduate study and undergraduate study

How to Apply:

To be eligible, pupils must click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

Supporting Documents: To apply, holders must be ready to submit the copies of diplomas from your previous studies, Academic Transcripts from your Bachelor’s studies, Proof of language proficiency, proof of language proficiency, Reference letters, Motivation letter or Statement of Purpose, etc.

Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants have received an unconditional offer, or English Language Academy (ELA) pupils who have received a conditional offer, of study to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters (taught) of 120 points or more, or an undergraduate degree (applying with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications) at the University of Auckland are eligible for consideration for this study.

Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Benefit:

Up to 45 Awards will be awarded annually and will be of the value of up to $10,000 each for postgraduate and undergraduate study.

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5. Full Chinese Government Scholarship Opportunity 2020- CUST Scholarship for Non-Chinese Students in China

This is a full scholarship established by MOE to support Changchun University of Science and Technology to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China.

Changchun University of Science and Technology is a key university in China, previously known as Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics.

The university was found by the former vice-chairman of China Association for Science and Technology and the founder of the Chinese Optical Society, Wang Daheng in 1958 in Changchun, Jilin, China.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master and Doctoral degree programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship awards:

  1. Tuition waiver;
  2. Accommodation;
  3. Medical insurance
  4. Stipend
  5. Master’s students & general scholars: CNY 3,000;
  6. Doctoral students & senior scholars: CNY 3,500.
  7. Please refer to Introduction to CGS—Coverage and Standard for details of each item.
  8. Note: Scholarship recipients registering before the 15th of the registration month (the 15th included) will be granted the full living allowance of that month. Recipients registering after the 15th of the registration month will be granted half of the living allowance of that month. If a registered student stays out of China for more than 15 days (school holidays excluded), his stipend will be stopped during his leaving.

Nationality: Available to citizens of a country other than the People’s Republic of China

Number of Scholarships: Numbers not known

Scholarship can be taken in China

Scholarship Eligibility:

Eligible Countries: This scholarship is available to a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health;
  • Not be a registered student in Chinese universities at the time of application;
  • Be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs;
  • Be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: a. Applicants directly apply to Changchun University of Science and Technology. Please visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/universitydetailen.aspx?collegeId=177 or http://ieec.cust.edu.cn/ for more information.

  1. Recommended candidates must finish the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students. Please go to http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina/or www.campuschina.org and click Application Online for International Students, complete the required information, submit the completed Application Form for Chinese government award online and print a hard copy.
  2. A package of complete application documents (Please check Application Documents for the detailed checklist.) must be submitted to Changchun University of Science and Technology before the deadline.

Please note CSC does not accept any individual application other than the recommended applications from Changchun University of Science and Technology. Please pay attention to the Agency Number of Changchun University of Science and Technology and it is ‘10186’.

Application Documents (In duplicate):

  • Application Form for Chinese government award (in Chinese or English?.
  • Notarized highest diploma (photocopy): Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
  • Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
  • A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English with a minimum of 800 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.
  • Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua%20or http://www.campuschina.org). The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.
  • Applicants with valid HSK Certificates should enclose it in the application package.

The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate) and sent directly to Changchun University of Science and Technology, who will forward the nominated documents to CSC before April 30th. No application documents will be returned.

Scholarship Link

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I apply to Africa?

Ans.: Kindly go through the eligible counties before applying.

Q: I am a graduate, can I apply?

Ans.: Yes, you can apply but make sure that your country is in the list of eligible countries.

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