Scholarships for International Students

Pan African (African Union) University 2020/2021 (Masters & PhD) Scholarships for young Africans (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: September 10th 2020

The Pan African University (PAU) is the culmination of continental initiatives of the Commission of the African Union to revitalize higher education and research in Africa, under the Second Decade of Education for Africa and the consolidated Plan of Action of Science and Technology for Africa. It will exemplify excellence, enhance the attractiveness and global competitiveness of African higher education and research and establish the African University at the core of Africa’s development.

The PAU will greatly boost the population and retention of high-level human resources and quality knowledge outputs and be able to attract the best intellectual capacity from all over the world. Africa acknowledges the fact that social and economic development is not possible without substantive investment in higher education and research. The PAU was launched as the African Union (AU) undertook the evaluation of the Second Decade of Education for Africa. 

The African Union Commission identified critical themes within the five institutes of the Pan African University, as key to the development of Africa and attainment of the vision of the African Union. These are hosted in the different PAU Institutes as follows:

  • Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES, Algeria);
  • Basic Science, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI, Kenya);
  • Life and Earth Sciences (including Health and Agriculture) (PAULESI, Nigeria);
  • Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS, Cameroon);
  • and Space Sciences (PAUSS, South Africa).

The PAU Rectorate is based in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Admission Requirements for Masters Programmes

Candidates must satisfy the following conditions

  1. Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants
  2. Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field;
  3. Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school)
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page)
  5. Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm)
  6. Detail CV
  7. Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers
  8. Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with an email address and WhatsApp number) (*Mandatory)

Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programmes

  • Candidates may be required to undergo a written/oral examination after pre-selection.
  • Candidates for the Master in Conference Interpreting and Translation programmes are required to have excellent knowledge of at least two of the African Union’s official languages (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese).
The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates.

Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.

Application Procedure

Applications should be completed online at https://www.au-pau.org/submission/

For more information https://www.pau-au.africa/

Closing date for the submission of applications with all supporting documents

10 September 2020. Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.

Further enquiries can be made through [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Pan African (African Union) University 2020/2021 (Masters & PhD) Scholarships

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Learn Africa Scholarship Program 2020/2021 for African women undergraduate & graduate students (Fully Funded )

Application Deadline: 15th July 2020

The program Learn Africa (Learn Africa Scholarship Program 2020/2021 for African women undergraduate & graduate students (Fully Funded ) aims to promote the transfer of knowledge, exchange and training of African female students through scholarships offered by Spanish universities.

Since 2013 and up to now, 153 African female students from 34 countries have been beneficiaries of this program and have studied different subjects and levels at 40 Spanish universities, 1 Portuguese and 2 educational centers in Morocco.

Learn Africa presents this year a different call than usual. Given the global travel restrictions established by the COVID-19 pandemic, all the studies offered for 2020-2021, except those of Planeta Formation and University, are online and have been specially designed by Spanish universities to avoid the impact of the coronavirus in your training and in your future

Therefore, and in view of the impossibility that students can travel and study in person in Spain, the scholarships for this call cover only tuition and academic fees.

Learn Africa Scholarship Program Requirements

  • Be a woman and have the nationality of an African country.
  • Be enrolled in an African university or have a university degree issued in an African country. For Postgraduate Scholarships, the Degree title is required. The required degree can vary depending on the requested scholarship (See details of each scholarship).
  • Meet the specific requirements and technical/technologic material of each type of scholarship.
  • Only one application per person

Learn Africa Scholarship Program Evaluation criteria

A committee of experts will make the first evaluation of all the candidatures according to the following documents:

  • CV
  • Reference letter
  • Motivation letterCarta personal de motivación
  • Languages
  • Research Project if required

The final selection will be agreed with each of the participating universities and the results will be published at the end of August on our website, in addition to being personally communicated to each of the selected candidates.

The decision will not be personally communicated to unsuccessful candidates.

 

To apply for a scholarship you will need to attach the following documents:

  • National identity document
  • Picture
  • CV + INFO
  • Diploma / certificate / university degree (as required)
  • Academic record
  • Motivation letter + INFO
  • Reference or recommendation letter/s + INFO
  • Official language level accreditation if required + INFO
  • Research project

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Learn Africa Scholarship Program 2020

 

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Princeton Arts Fellowships for 2021/2023

Application Deadline: September 15th 2020

Princeton Arts Fellowships, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, David E. Kelley Society of Fellows in the Arts, and the Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early-career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive–who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1- July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in place of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, we expect that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

Princeton Arts Fellowships Requirements

  • Artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.
  • Applicants should be early-career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive—who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.
  • The department is committed to fostering an academic environment that acknowledges and encourages diversity and differences. The successful candidate will pursue academic excellence in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.
  • Non-US citizens are welcome to apply. Holders of a PhD degree from Princeton University are not eligible.
  • This fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a PhD or any other advanced degree.

Benefits:

An $84,000 a year stipend is provided. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Holders of PhD degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply for Princeton Arts Fellowships 

  • All applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a personal statement of 500 words about how you would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in your career, and contact information for three references. In addition, work samples required are submitted online (i.e., writing sample, images of your work, video links to performances, etc.)

Applicants can only apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship twice in a lifetime.

Questions? Please consult our FAQ or email [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Princeton Arts Fellowships 2021/2023

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Australia Awards Scholarships 2021 for Asia, Pacific and Middle East

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Applications are open for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2021 for study commencing in 2021. Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

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They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. Applicants from eligible countries in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East can apply.

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.

Australia Awards Scholarship Benefits

Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:

  • full tuition fees
  • return air travel–payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
  • establishment allowance–a once only payment as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)–a compulsory program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on living and studying in Australia
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)–provided to cover the scholar’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees–if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
  • supplementary academic support may be available to ensure a scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • fieldwork (for research awards and Masters by coursework which have a research component where fieldwork is compulsory) may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.

Australia Awards Scholarship Eligibility

General:

  • Australia Awards scholarship holders will be expected to succeed academically and meet all challenges posed by studying in Australia.
  • All applicants should be prepared to undertake study in English (which, for most, will not be their mother tongue), live in a foreign country (Australia) with a culture which may be very different to the awardees expectations, and under stringent academic conditions. Maturity and resilience are qualities sought in applicants.
  • Applicants should research Australian conditions and suitability to their particular needs before applying, as pre-existing conditions may be aggravated by the stress of undertaking the scholarship.

To be eligible to receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age on 1 February of the year of commencing the scholarship;
  • be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship;
  • not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or  be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently;
  • not be married to, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Student visa [subclass 500]);
  • not be current serving military personnel;
  • not have previously received a long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years);
  • recipients under the Pacific Secondary School Scholarship Program (PSSSP) who have completed their secondary school education in Australia in the year prior are eligible to apply for a long-term Australia Award;
  • have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector);
  • be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Program Areas will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution’s admission requirements. This may not be known until Program Areas request a placement at selected institutions);
  • be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs to hold a Student Visa. This may mean that the Program Area will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements;
  • Not be applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lesser than they have already achieved (e.g. be applying for a Master’s scholarship when they already hold a PhD); and
  • Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas (including locally engaged staff at post) or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed.

Countries:

  • Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
  • Pacific: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna
  • Middle East: Palestinian Territories

Conditions

Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the scholarship.

Scholars are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the scholar incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

How to Apply for Australia Awards Scholarship

Before you apply:

  • Check the opening and closing dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating countries page for opening and closing dates.
  • If you intend to apply, you must read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and responsibilities. Note that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.
  • Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Australia Awards Scholarships.

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