2017 PhD Fellowship: Biomarkers of HIV-associated Tuberculosis South Africa

PhD Fellowship (Biomarkers of HIV-associated Tuberculosis) is open for the South African applicants to conduct PhD at the University of Cape Town in South Africa for the academic session of 2017.

The PhD fellowship is available for a project that will evaluate the performance of a blood RNA biomarker of TB disease in HIV-infected persons.

The aim of the fellowship is to evaluate the effects of demographic, clinical, and laboratory factors, including HIV treatment and viral suppression markers, on the diagnostic and prognostic performance of a blood-based RNA signature for TB disease that was discovered and validated in HIV-uninfected persons.

The University of Cape Town in South Africa (UCT)’s reputation for excellence is underpinned by its distinctive research, led by its distinguished faculty. Universities have the unique opportunity to influence the future of our society by educating and shaping the future leaders of the country.

Course Level: The fellowship is available to pursue PhD.

Study Subject: The fellowship is awarded in the field of Biomarkers of HIV-associated Tuberculosis.

Scholarship Award: The fellowship will cover R124 800 per year and will depend on relevant experience and skills.

Numbers of Scholarships: One fellowship is available.

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the fellowship:

Key Requirements:

  • MBChB or Masters degree in Public Health or a related field.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistical experience.
  • Proficiency in the analysis of large datasets. • Familiarity with R and/or Stata programming.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate solid scientific proficiency, creativity, critical thinking, the ability to collaborate effectively with others, and independent thought processes.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organisational and time management skills.
  • Additional Clinical or research experience in TB and/or HIV will be advantageous.

Nationality: Applicants of South Africa can apply for the fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an MBChB or Masters degree.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • Email a letter of motivation, full CV and contact details of 3 referees, clearly indicating “PhD Fellowship” in the subject line, to Mrs Alison September at a.september-at-uct.ac.za.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 15, 2017.

Scholarship Link

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships in Australia for International Students

Brief description:

The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support for international applicants to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four years.

Host Institution(s):

Universities or Higher Educations Institutions in Australia.

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela

Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (People’s Republic), Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of Korea – South), Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Reunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland)

Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Pacific: Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated states), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand* (including Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship value is up to $140,500 (Masters) or $272,500 (PhD). It includes travel allowance ($AUD 3,000), establishment allowance ($AUD 4,000), monthly stipend ($AUD 3,000; up to maximum programme duration on a pro-rata basis).  Health and travel insurance will also be provided for international recipients.

Endeavour Scholarship recipients will also receive tuition fees paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees.

The duration of the scholarship is up to 2 years for a Masters and up to 4 years for a PhD.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to receive an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship, applicants must:

•  be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme

•  be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country (see above)

• commence their proposed programme after 1 January 2018 and no later than 30 November 2018. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2017 are not eligible to apply

•  provide all relevant supporting documentation

• not currently hold or have completed, since 1 January 2016, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government)

•  not apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship.

Application instructions:

As part of the eligibility requirements, International Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship applicants must attach a formal admission letter from their proposed Australian institution. A conditional admission letter will be accepted at the time of application. Commencement must be for the 2018 academic year.

Applications are submitted through the Endeavour Online (EOL) system. Applications will  close at 11.59 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 30 June 2017.

It is important to read the 2018 Application Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Endeavour%20program/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

Fulbright Foreign Student Program in USA

Brief description:

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States at U.S. universities or other academic institutions.

Host Institution(s):

USA Universities and Academic Institutions

Field(s) of study:

Fulbright encourages applications from all fields, including interdisciplinary ones.

Number of Awards:

Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

Target group:

International students from 155 countries around the world

Scholarship value/duration:

Generally, the grant funds tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance, etc. The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study.

See the official website and country specific websites for the complete list of scholarship benefits.

Eligibility:

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please see the country specific websites to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

Application instructions:

All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Therefore, foreign students must apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. Deadline varies per country but is around February to October annually.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) and the country specific websites for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website/Links:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/foreign-fulbright

 

 

140 Partial and Full Scholarships for International Students in Korea

The Inha University is offering a maximum of 140 half and full Jungseok International Scholarships for Spring & Fall semester. Scholarships are open to the students of all nationalities for pursuing master and doctoral programme.

The Graduate School seeks to provide the nation with highly motivated and well-trained professionals who are creative and competent, working with a spirit of service to others.

To achieve Jungseok International Scholarship for the first semester, it is strongly recommended that you submit a certificate for Korean/English Language Proficiency (TOPIK, TOEFL (IBT), TOEIC, IELTS). If you have both Korean and English test scores, submit all of them to the graduate school office.

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

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

Scholarship Award: Qualified students are allowed to receive the scholarship covering full or 70% or half of the tuition.

Number of Scholarships: Number of Annual Selection for Spring & Fall semester

Type of Scholarship Full Scholarship 70% Scholarship Half Scholarship
Number of Students Max. 50(Only for PhD) Max. 30 Max. 60


Scholarship can be taken in 
Korea

Eligibility: Requirements for Jungseok International Scholarship

  • Applicants must meet the following one condition, ? or ?.
    • ? Obtain a grade point average(G.P.A.) above 80% in the previous degree program.
    • ? Have one of below Language Proficiency Certificates.
  • Minimum score of official certificates for Language Proficiency
Language Proficiency Test Score
English TOEFL PBT 550 or above
CBT 210 or above
IBT 80 or above
TOEIC 700 or above
TEPS 600 or above
IELTS 5.5 or above
Korean TOPIK level 3 or above

The Higher score will be better for receiving the full tuition fee as an International Scholarship.

Check the validity period of your Language Proficiency Certificates.

  • To achieve the Scholarship for the first semester, it is strongly recommended to submit Certificate for Language Proficiency (TOPIK, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS) when you apply.
  • Part-time students cannot receive any scholarship from the graduate school.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students must obtain a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% in the previous degree program.

English language Requirements: To achieve the Scholarship for the first semester, it is strongly recommended to submit Certificate of Language Proficiency (TOPIK, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS) when you apply.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline is May 7, 2017.

Scholarship Link

Guizhou Government Scholarships for Southeast Asian Students in China

Students from Southeast Asia are invited to apply for Guizhou Government Scholarship funded by Guizhou Government and managed by Guizhou Provincial Department of Education (GPDE). These scholarships are available to pursue doctoral programs, master’s programs, undergraduate programs, vocational education programs and general scholar programs

The aim of the scholarships is to provide opportunities for Southeast Asia students to pursue study and achieve their career dream.

Guizhou Government Scholarship supports 4 programs: Guizhou Universities Program, Laos-Guizhou Scholarship, Guizhou Government Scholarship for Southeast Asia 2017 and Guizhou China-ASEAN Maritime Silk Road Scholarship.

Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue doctoral programs, master’s programs, undergraduate programs, vocational education programs and general scholar programs.

Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the followings:

  • The full scholarships cover the fee for tuition, on-campus dormitory accommodation, comprehensive medical insurance and protection scheme etc, and the partial scholarships provide the specific amount of reward.

Number of Scholarships: Total 1,028 scholarships are available.

  • Doctoral Scholarships: 21
  • Master Scholarships:  115
  • Bachelor Scholarships:   439
  • Vocational education programs: 220
  • General scholar programs. 233

Scholarship can be taken in China

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible these scholarships:

  • The applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, hold a foreign passport, be in good health and friendly to China, abide by Chinese laws and regulations, and obey school rules and regulations. In addition, excellent academic performance and above standard quality are expected from applicants.
  • The applicants must be a master’s degree holder under the age of 45 when applying for doctoral programs and be excellent in academic performance.
  • The applicants must be a bachelor degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs and be excellent in academic,
  • The applicants must be senior high school graduate under the age of 30 when applying for undergraduate or associate degrees and be excellent in academic performance;
  • General Scholar programs include Chinese language programs and visiting scholar programs. The applicants shall be under the age of 50 and will study in Guizhou for more than 1 year. For Chinese language learners, senior high school and above education background is required; for visiting scholars, the applicants must be at least a university graduate or enrolled university sophomore or higher, and will study in related fields of study.
  • Language proficiency level is subject to receiving universities. English-instructing majors might lower entry requirements on the Chinese language.
  • The applicant who is already sponsored by Chinese Government Scholarships will not be eligible for Guizhou Government Scholarship.

Nationality: Applicants of Europe, America, and Africa can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have excellent academic performance .

English language Requirements: Language proficiency level is subject to receiving universities. English-instructing majors might lower entry requirements on Chinese language.ola

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online  mode.

  • The applicant who is already sponsored by Chinese Government Scholarships will not be eligible for Guizhou Government Scholarship.
  • Passport photocopy;
  • Highest degree, diploma, certificates photocopy;
  • Academic transcripts photocopy;
  • Physical examination certificate photocopy;
  • Applicants of Doctoral Programs, Master’s Programs or Visiting Scholar Programs should submit 2 recommendation letters from professors or associate professors;
  • Study Plan (no less than 400 words) or Research Plan (no less than 800 words) must be submitted for Doctoral or Master’s degree program applicants;
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must submit the valid documents photocopy of their legal guardians in China;
  • Applicants under intercollegiate exchange program should enclose the agreement copy;
  • Applicants with HSK Certificate should enclose its photocopy in the application package;
  • Application Documents will not be returned once submitted;
  • Documents in the language other than Chinese or English must be attached with translation in Chinese or English.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Scholarship Link

Fully Funded EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD Studentship in UK

The University of Cambridge offering PhD studentships for UK/EU students. Successful applicants will work on the Toughening Non-metallic Materials by Inhomogeneous Elasticity under the supervision of Professor Bill Clegg.

The aim of this project is to understand the limits of this behavior and the structures that are likely to lead to softer materials with higher toughness, as well as explore how the other properties may be controlled, including the development of completely new strategies for controlling strength.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centers. It is made up of over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. Cambridge also has 31 colleges which are independent institutions, each with its own property and income. The Colleges appoint their own staff on their own terms and conditions and are responsible for selecting students.

Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Studentships are awarded in Materials Science and Metallurgy

Scholarship Award: The funds for this post are available for 3.5 years in the first instance.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for studentships:

  • Applicants should have (or expect to be awarded) an upper second or first class UK honours degree at the level of MSci, MEng (or overseas equivalents) in a relevant science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science)
  • And should meet the EPSRC criteria for UK/EU residency and liability for ‘home rate’ fees to be eligible for a studentship.

Nationality: UK/EU applicants can apply for these studentships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants should have an upper second or first class UK honors degree.

English language Requirements: Students meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution.

How to Apply: Applications can be made via online.

Online application

Application Deadline: Studentships is application deadline is May 10, 2017.

Scholarship Link

6 PhD Scholarships in International Studies University of Trento, Italy

The PhD programme lasts three years, with a start date on 1 November 2017. The scholarships are funded as follows:

  • 5 by the University of Trento, Italy
  • 1 by European Research Academy of Bolzano (EURAC Research).

The scholarship is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, and is increased by 50% during research periods abroad. The scholarship is adequate to cover living expenses in Trento; no tuition fees are charged.

RESEARCH

Besides the main research strand of the School of International Studies that deals with ‘Integration and disintegration of the European Union’, particular emphasis will be given to research projects on the following subjects:

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates who hold a Master’s Degree in one of the core disciplines of International Studies (mainly, but not limited to, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics and Humanities). Candidates who expect to be awarded their Master’s degrees by 31 July 2017 may also apply.

An advanced knowledge of the English Language (C1 level or higher) is required.

Applications  are invited from candidates from all nationalities. See the website for all details and link to the online application. In particular, candidates are asked to include a short summary of their proposed research (2.000 words max.) and a motivation letter.

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The PhD Programme, entirely in English, is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach; it includes structured coursework (mainly first year) as well as periods for individual research abroad.

The programme provides students with excellent and advanced understanding of complex international processes in a rapidly changing world, and increases opportunities for employment as advanced researchers in university and international research centers, governmental and non-governmental organizations at European and international levels, as well as private companies operating globally.

Closing date for applications: 16 May 2017, 16:00 Italian time

Assessment of qualifications: week of 12 June 2017
Interview for shortlisted candidates: week of 26 June 2017

Online applicationhttp://www.unitn.it/en/node/1946

School’s websitehttp://web.unitn.it/drsis

Contactsphd@sis.unitn.it

Scholarship Link

PhD Scholarships in New Zealand

PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect University of Canterbury (UC) in partnership with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)-  is inviting PhD scholarship applications for both New Zealand and international students to study at University of Canterbury (UC) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The aim of the scholarship is to motivate the investigation the potential for phage-derived enzymes to be used as an intervention against bacterial pathogens of importance to food, water, and medicine.

The University of Canterbury in Christchurch is New Zealand’s second oldest university. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education.PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect

Degree Level: The scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: The scholarship is awarded to investigate the potential for phage-derived enzymes to be used as an intervention against bacterial pathogens of importance to food, water and medicine.PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect

Scholarship Benefits: The scholarship will cover the following:

  • The successful applicant will be enrolled at UC. International students at UC pay domestic fees and the University will assist you to obtain a student visa. This full scholarship includes a tax-free stipend of NZ $21,000 per year plus university fees for 3 years.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Applicants will have a high-quality Honours or Master’s degree in microbiology or biochemistry, and be able to work independently.
  • Applicants should have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology.
  • Applicants experience with protein expression, bioinformatics, and working with phages and bacterial pathogens in a PC2 environment would be an advantage.PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect

Eligible Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities can apply for the scholarship.

Application Procedure: Applicants can apply via email.

Application Form

Scholarship Link

PhD Scholarship in Russia at Siberian Federal University International

PhD Scholarship in Russia at Siberian Federal University International , Siberian Federal University announces selection for SibFU PhD Research Grant in: Biophysics, Optics and Quantum Chemistry, Urban Design and Planning, Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals, Metal Forming, Multidimensional Complex Analysis, Ethnic and Cultural (Siberian Arctic) Studies, Ecology, Hydrobiology, Archeology, Mechanics of Liquids, gas and plasma, Paleogeography, Economics, Electrotechnology in metallurgy.

The mission of Siberian Federal University is to serve the needs of the region by providing high-quality practice-oriented higher education by means of close integration between education, business and research/innovation, enabling the graduates to successfully market themselves both locally and globally.PhD Scholarship in Russia at Siberian Federal University International

Degree Level: Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: Biophysics, Optics and Quantum Chemistry, Urban Design and Planning, Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals, Metal Forming, Multidimensional Complex Analysis, Ethnic and Cultural (Siberian Arctic) Studies, Ecology, Hydrobiology, Archeology, Mechanics of Liquids, gas and plasma, Paleogeography, Economics, Electrotechnology in metallurgy.

Scholarship Benefits:  The grant amount is 600 000 rubles per year (the scholarship is paid in case a PhD candidate has been enrolled to post-graduate PhD program in SibFU on a paid basis).The program duration is 3-4 years. The contest winner is paid equal amounts quarterly during the first year, followed by the renewal depending on the results of the annual report (In case a PhD candidate is a foreign citizen or a non-resident of Krasnoyarsk, he/she will be provided with a dormitory room in SibFU campus. PhD candidates will have to pay transportation, living, studying and insurance costs themselves).PhD Scholarship in Russia at Siberian Federal University International

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Applicant age – not older than 30 years old (at the moment of application);
  • Upper-intermediate level of English and above, proved by a certificate or by scientific publications in peer-viewed academic journals in English (note: the certificate is non-obligatory for native English speakers);
  • Research work experience during the period of education in Master’s degree program, proved either with publications in peer-viewed scientific journals, conference proceedings and taking part in international scientific conferences, or with Master’s work supervisor’s or colleagues’ recommendations.
  • The applicant has never been a winner of this program before.

Eligible Nationalities: International applicants can apply.

Application Procedure: The mode of applying is online, post or electronically.

Online Application

Deadline: The application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Scholarship Link

PhD Scholarships at National University of Singapore for International Students

Singapore Scholarships at National University of Singapore for International Students, Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering is inviting applications for international scholarships. Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD research program in diverse fields at Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering to help students in upgrading their education.

NUS university of Singapore is ranked consistently as one of the world’s top universities. They offer the most extensive college degree courses in Singapore.

Degree Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD research programme at the National University of Singapore.

Available Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields at Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering to help students in upgrading their education.Singapore Scholarships at National University of Singapore for International Students

Scholarship Benefits: These scholarships will cover the followings:

 Singapore Scholarships at National University of Singapore for International Students
  • Monthly stipend, up to 4 years of the PhD studies, OR up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier, of
    • S$3,500 for Singapore Citizens, plus Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions at a rate pegged to the prevailing employer’s contribution rate set by CPF
    • S$3,200 for Singapore Permanent Residents
    • S$3,000 for International students
  • Full tuition fee subsidy for 4 years.
  • Other allowances include
    • computer allowance
    • book allowance
    • conference allowance.
  • Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for these scholarships:

  • Opens worldwide.
  • Graduates with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of medicine.
  • Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.
  • GRE is compulsory for all applicants, except NUS and NTU Bachelor degree holders and final-year undergraduates. Please note it cannot be substituted by GATE.
    • Native
      or
    • Undergraduate instruction TOEFL / IELTS (either can be used) is only compulsory for applicants whose is not in English

Eligible Nationalities:  Scholarships are open to students around the world.

Application Procedure: The mode of applying is online. All supporting documents, together with a printed copy of the application form are to be submitted by post.

Online Application

Deadline: The application deadline is May 15, 2017.