Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) in Australia, 2015-2016
The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) are awarded to international students who wish to undertake graduate research degree studies (e.g. master’s by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne. The University awards over 150 scholarships per year. The duration of the MIRS is up to two years for student undertaking a master by research degree and up to three years, with a possible six month extension, for students undertaking a doctorate by research degree. The application deadline is 31 October 2015 (Round 1).
Eligibility: To be considered for the MIRS, you must: -be an international applicant (ie. a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand, and not an Australian permanent resident); -have completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year honours degree at an Australian university with a minimum result of first class honours; -have applied for admission to undertake a master or doctorate by research degree or be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne -Current University of Melbourne students must have at least 12 months full-time or equivalent candidature remaining.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.
Number of award(s): The University awards over 150 scholarships per year.
Duration of award(s): The duration of the MIRS is up to two years for student undertaking a master by research degree and up to three years, with a possible six month extension, for students undertaking a doctorate by research degree.
What does it cover? The following benefits apply: -in line with Australia Postgraduate Award: -fortnightly living allowance; -relocation grant for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia; -thesis Allowance; and -limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave. -Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) (single membership)
Selection Criteria: MIRS are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Eligible applicants are considered according to their: -academic achievement in their last completed degree; and -research potential in their field of study, taking into consideration factors relevant to the proposed research including professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music.
Notification: The University assesses applications for scholarships on an ongoing basis. As a general rule: -applications submitted before 31 October (Round 1) will be finalised by 15 February of the following year, and
Online Application: Current University of Melbourne students who are enrolled in a research degree for which they wish to receive an Australia Postgraduate Award must apply through the Student Portal. All other students must complete an Application for Admission to Graduate Research Degree Candidature and Scholarship
Scholarship Application Deadline:The application deadline is 31 October 2015 (Round 1).
Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships at Liverpool Hope University in UK, 2015
Applications are invited from outstanding applicants of a high calibre to pursue PhD research at Liverpool Hope University in selected areas. PhD Scholarships are open to both UK/EU and international applicants in the areas of music, faculty of arts and humanities and faculty of science. This award covers full tuition fees and a monthly maintenance grant each year for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study. The application deadline is 25th June, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the areas of music, faculty of arts and humanities and faculty of science. Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme at the Liverpool Hope University. Scholarship Provider: Liverpool Hope University Scholarship can be taken at:UK
Eligibility: Candidates should have or expect to achieve: -A Masters degree with Distinction from a UK university OR; -A Masters degree with Merit from a UK university, including a Distinction grade for the Dissertation [or equivalent] OR; -An equivalent qualification from outside of the UK-equivalency to be judged by Liverpool Hope’s Registrar. Where an applicant holds a Masters Degree from a UK university that does not offer awards with Merit, Liverpool Hope’s Registrar will confirm that the profile of marks satisfies or exceeds our requirements. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are prerequisites of any successful application. International applicants must produce appropriate TOFEL or IELTS score
Scholarship Open for International Students: Scholarships are open to both UK/EU and international applicants.
Scholarship Description: Applications are invited from outstanding applicants of a high calibre to pursue PhD research at Liverpool Hope University in selected areas. We are seeking confident, innovative postgraduates with a record of achievement to undertake a broad range of thematic and inter-disciplinary projects. This call is open to both UK/EU and international applicants.
Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded each year for a maximum of three years.
What does it cover? This award would cover full tuition fees and a monthly maintenance grant each year for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress and periodical review as deemed suitable by the supervisory team). Successful candidates will also be expected to help with some light teaching (no more than six hours per week) as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA).
Notification: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview
How to Apply: Eligible applicants should apply via the Online Application System. Applicants must also arrange for three academic references from academic referees to be sent directly to Mr Chris Lowry at researchdegrees-at-hope.ac.uk by the application deadline. Applications without supporting references, sent directly from referees, will not be accepted.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 25th June, 2015.
Goldman Sachs is offering internship for candidates currently pursuing a college or university degree and is usually undertaken during the penultimate year of study. Any offer of employment issued will be subject to immigration approval being obtained prior to your start date with Goldman Sachs. This is an unpaid internship programme. This is a 10 or 11 week program.
Field of Internship: Interns will learn about the finance industry. Course Level: Internship Internship Provider: Goldman Sachs Internship can be taken at: Australia (Melbourne and Sydney and Perth)
Eligibility: The summer analyst role is for candidates currently pursuing a college or university degree and is usually undertaken during the penultimate year of study. While your discipline or major are not important, we are looking for candidates with an outstanding record of academic achievement and an interest in the financial markets.
Internship Open for International Students: International applicants are eligible to apply for this programme (It should be noted that any offer of employment issued will be subject to immigration approval being obtained prior to your start date with Goldman Sachs).
Is this paid internship? No this is an unpaid internship programme.
Internship Description: A Goldman Sachs internship gives you a unique opportunity to learn about the finance industry by working side by side with the experts. Our interns don’t learn by watching, they learn by getting involved in real projects.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Internship Duration: This is a 10 or 11 week program.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Click on the Apply Now button below -Login, if you are an existing user, or register -Select position ‘Summer Internship’ -Select program ‘Summer Analyst’ -Complete application details and submit.
Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadlines are Australia 2015-2016 Summer internship program Applications will open on Friday, 1 May 2015. The deadlines for applications are: • Melbourne: 2 July 2015 • Sydney and Perth: 23 July 2015.
Applications are open for Japanese Government Scholarships available for international students to pursuing training programme at a Japanese specialized training College. The scholarship period will last for three years from April 2016 to March 2019, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan. Results of the primary screening will be notified to each applicant on the date designated by the Japanese diplomatic mission.
Study Subject(s):Those who wish to study in Japan as a student at a specialized training college should choose a field of study to major in from (1) to (7): Technology, Personal Care and Nutrition, Education and Welfare, Business, Fashion and Home Economics, Culture and General Education and Other Fields. Note 1: Select a field of study from (1)-(7) above, and enter it in “Preferred field of study in Japan” on the application form. Applicants may also refer to a separate sheet titled “Majors and related subjects for field of study”, and enter a first and second choice of subjects from the same field of study.
Note 2: Applicants who choose (7) “Other Fields” are required to specify what kind of field they want to study in “Chosen field of study and subjects in Japan (Field of study)”on the application form.
Note 3: For applicants who choose (7) “Other Fields,” there may be cases when there are no accepting colleges or it is difficult to be accepted at a college because the period of study exceeds that of the MEXT scholarship.
Note 4: Applicants who select “Other Fields” for a field of study should specify their chosen subject in “Chosen field of study and subjects in Japan (First choice of subjects, Second choice of subjects)” on the application form. Course Level:Scholarship is available for pursuing training programme. Scholarship Provider: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
Eligibility: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is now accepting applications from overseas students for study in Japan. Our aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between your country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.
(1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. Applicants with no official nationality are also eligible to apply. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicant’s nationality.
(2) Age: Applicants generally must have been born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 1999.
(3) Academic Background: Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2016 are eligible.)
(4) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. In addition, in general, applicants must be willing to receive specialized training college education in Japanese. 2
(5) Health: Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would impede the pursuit of study at Japanese schools.
(6) Arrival in Japan: In principle, the selected applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2016. (7) Visa Requirement? Applicants must acquire College Student (ryugaku) visas before entering Japan. They then enter Japan with the College Student (ryugaku) residence status. Please also note that those who change their visa status to one other than College Student after arrival in Japan will lose their qualification to be Japanese Government Scholarship recipients from the date when their visa status changes.
(8) Others: After returning to the home country, former scholarship recipients shall cooperate with the conducting of post-return survey questionnaires, participate in events conducted by Japanese diplomatic missions in their country, and work to improve relations between the home country and Japan.
(9) Any applicant who meets any or all of the following conditions is ineligible. If identified after the start of the scholarship period, the applicant will be required to withdraw from the scholarship:
? Those who are military personnel or military civilian employees at the time of their arrival in Japan;
? Those who cannot arrive in Japan during the period designated by MEXT or the accepting university;
? An applicant who is a previous recipient of a Japanese government scholarship;
? Those who are currently enrolled at a Japanese university with a College Student (ryugaku) residence status; those enrolled, or scheduled to be enrolled, at a Japanese university as a privately financed international student during the period when the scholarship application was filed in the home country until prior to the start of the provision of the scholarship. This does not apply to current self-financed international students at Japanese universities who will complete their courses of study and return to their countries before the end of the current fiscal year;
? Recipients of scholarships from institutions other than MEXT (including government institutions in their home countries) that overlap with the Japanese Government Scholarship (Prospective beneficiaries are included);
? Applicants who are expected to graduate at the time of application and cannot satisfy the qualifications and the conditions related to academic background by the deadline given; or
? Holders of dual nationality at the time of application who cannot verify that they will give up Japanese nationality by the time of the arrival in Japan.
Scholarship Open for International Students:Students who have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government (Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam. North America: Canada and United States of America. Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentine, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vatican. Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestinian Authority. Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabonese Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe) can apply for this Japanese Government Scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ? MEXT ? offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese specialized training college under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2016 as follows.
Number of award(s):Not Known
Duration of award(s):The scholarship period will last for three years from April 2016 to March 2019, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan. If a scholarship grantee graduates from a specialized training college and is admitted to a Japanese university as a junior transferee, he/she may have the period of his/her scholarship extended upon successful examination by MEXT and provided that he/she has outstanding academic achievement that meets certain criteria.
What does it cover? -Allowance: 117,000 yen per month. (In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added. The monetary amount each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons.) The scholarship is cancelled in principle if the recipient is absent from the specialized training college or preparatory Japanese-teaching institution for an extended period. The scholarship will be also cancelled in principle in the following situations. If the recipient has been receiving the scholarship despite his/her falling under any of the following situations, the recipient will be ordered to return the amount of scholarship that he/she received during the period wherein he/she was involved with any of the following situations.
-The recipient is determined to have made a false statement on his/her application; 3
-The recipient violates any article of his/her pledge to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology;
-The recipient violates any Japanese laws;
-The recipient is subject to disciplinary action by the specialized training college, including expulsion;
-It has been determined that it will be impossible for the recipient to complete the training course within the standard time period because of poor academic grades or suspension from the specialized training college;
-The recipient’s residence status has changed to one other than College Student as defined in the Appended Table I-4 of the Immigration Act;
-The recipient has received a scholarship from another institution (excluding those specified for research expenditures); or
-The recipient has proceeded to a higher level of education without receiving approval for an extension of the period of the scholarship. (2) Traveling Costs
-Transportation to Japan: The recipient will be provided, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, with an economy-class airplane ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her home country residence to the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses. Expenses such as inland transportation from his/her home address to the international airport, airport tax, airport usage fees, special taxes on travel, or inland transportation within Japan will NOT be covered. (*The address in the country of the recipient’s nationality stated in the application form is in principle regarded as the recipient’s “home country residence.”)
-Transportation from Japan: In principle, the recipient who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be provided, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for travel from the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses to the international airport nearest to his/her home address.
Note 1: If a grantee returns home without an extension though having applied for extension of scholarship period, he/she will not be paid travel expenses to return home in general.
Note 2: Any aviation and accident insurance to and from Japan shall be paid for by the recipient.
Note 3: If a grantee continues to stay in Japan after the scholarship period has ended, he/she will not be paid travel expenses to return to the home country for a temporary return.
(3) Tuition and Other Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by the Japanese government.
Selection Criteria: In cooperation with the governments of the applicants’ countries the Japanese diplomatic mission will conduct primary screening of applicants by means of submitted application documents, interviews and academic examinations.
Notification: Results of the primary screening will be notified to each applicant on the date designated by the Japanese diplomatic mission. Applicants who have been selected through this primary screening will be recommended to MEXT. MEXT will then conduct the final selection of the recommended applicants and decide the scholarship grantees. MEXT may select candidates from each field of study.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic missions by the required date. The submitted documents will not be returned.
-Application Form (a prescribed form)
-Academic transcript for the past 3 years
-Graduation certificate of the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate)
-Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended
-Medical certificate (prescribed form)
-Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university)
-Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable)
Note 1: These documents must be written in Japanese or English, or translations in either of these languages should be attached.
Note 2: Photographs (4.5×3.5 cm, taken within the past six months, upper body, full-faced, uncapped. Write your name and nationality on the reverse and paste them onto the Application Form and Placement Preference Form) attached to the original application must be originals; copies are not acceptable. It is acceptable to paste the data of photo on each application form and print it. (To print your photos and paste it on the application form is not allowed.)
Note 3: For items (6) and (7) above, a photocopy of the graduation certificate and/or the qualification certificate is acceptable, provided that the copy is attested by the relevant school or examining organization.
Note 4: An application will not be examined unless all the documents mentioned above are fully and correctly completed. For applicants with ? Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination, this document may be submitted in place of documents.
Note 5: Number the documents(? through ?) in the right upper corner.
Scholarship Application Deadline:The deadline of the applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country.
The New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (Wellington Branch) (NZFGW) established this PhD scholarship to build knowledge and leadership to enhance the status of women in New Zealand.
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional woman who will make a significant contribution to the advancement of women's academic achievement in New Zealand. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute fully to the economic and social fabric and performance of the country through the knowledge contribution of her doctoral studies and her on-going leadership influence post completion.
Number of awards offered
One scholarship will be awarded.
Tenure of award
The scholarship will be held for up to three years.