Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: Tulane University Financial Assistance for International Students

University: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Scholarship Information:
Undergraduate scholarship
Open to students from any region
Areas of study: All

Avg. Award Amount: $15,000
Number of Awards: 54

Award Coverage: Partial tuition or housing waiver.
Award Duration: 4 years
Award Deadline: March 1

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Requirements 1: Standardized test scores for SAT1 and TOEFL or IELTS if English is a non-native language.
  • Requirements 2: Must submit a certified and translated copy of the candidate's secondary school academic record and government examination certificates.
  • Requirements 3: Certification of Finances Form must be completed and turned in.

Need-based Scholarship funds:
Students may also be considered for Tulane institutional need-based scholarship funds. Tulane requires that all need-based scholarship recipients, including international students, must maintain full-time enrollment (12 credit hours or more) each semester in a full-time division (Newcomb- Tulane College, School of Architecture, School of Science and Engineering, School of Liberal Arts, Freeman School of Business.) For 2010-2011, full-time division entering undergraduate international students may receive up to a maximum of $18,000 in Tulane Need-Based Scholarship annually depending on their family's level of financial need. Students who reside in a country other than the United States or students whose family income is paid in the currency of another country must complete the College Board 2010-2011 International Student Financial Aid Application if they wish to be considered for Tulane need-based scholarship funds. Incoming students should mail the completed form directly to the Tulane University Office of Financial Aid.

Contact Information:
Tulane University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: +1 (800) 873-9283
E-Mail: undergrad.admission@tulane.edu

Admissions, International Students: http://tulane.edu/admission/admission-for-international-students.cfm

Tulane Website: http://tulane.edu/

Monday, November 29, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: Florida Institute of Technology Undergraduate Merit-based Scholarships and Need-based Aid

University: Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida

Merit-based scholarships:

Applications received on or before January 15 for will receive priority consideration. Academic scholarships are available through the Office of Admission. Scholarships are awarded to students with very strong secondary school grades. Scholarships may be available to qualified students regardless of country of citizenship. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $12,000 per year and are awarded automatically at the time of admission. No additional scholarship application is needed. These scholarships are only awarded to students with no prior community college or university course work.

Those students having attended, or who are currently attending, a community college or university may be eligible for a Transfer Scholarship of $8,000 per year ($4,000 per semester) until graduation. If the student attends a community college in the United States and has earned a membership to the community college honor society Phi Theta Kappa, they can combine an additional award with their transfer scholarship for a total of $12,500 per year.

Need-based aid:

Florida Tech offers limited financial aid (up to $10,000) to international students on the basis of need. This award may be combined with a Merit scholarship. To apply for need based aid, file the application for admission and Request for Financial Support form before January 15 for priority consideration. A limited number of part-time jobs may be available on campus, but they are very competitive.

Eligibility Requirements:
Open to Students from Any Region
Students must fully complete the "Request for Financial Support" found at the website:

Apply for admission. The awarding process is automatic if the Request for Financial Support form is submitted. Priority is given to students who apply before February 1 for the upcoming Fall term and before November 1 for the upcoming Spring term.

Areas of Study:
Accounting; Aerospace
Astronomy; Aviation/Aerospace
Behavioral Sciences; Biochemistry
Biology; Biotechnology
Business and Management
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science; Engineering
Ecology; Environmental Studies
Information Technology
International Management
Life Sciences; Management
Marine Engineering; Marketing
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Medicine; Molecular Biology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Sciences
Ocean and Resource Management; Oceanography
Optics; Physical Sciences; Physics
Psychology; Science

Contact Information:
Florida Institute of Technology
Judi Marino
Director of International Student Enrollment
150 W University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL

Phone: +1 (321) 674 8030
Fax: +1 (321) 674 8004
E-Mail: admission@fit.edu

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: Scholarship for African Students and Commonwealth Countries 2011- 2012 at U of Nottingham

University: University of Nottingham, UK

To apply for any of the scholarships, you should be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND already hold an offer to start a full-time Masters degree programme (including MRes) at University of Nottingham in 2011.

Application Deadline:
The closing date for applications is 6th April 2011 for all awards. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 6 weeks of the closing date.

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship:

105 scholarships - 30 full tuition fee and 75 of 50% towards tuition fee

Eligible Countries:
You can apply for this scholarship if you are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India or one of the countries of the Commonwealth listed below:

*Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Montserrat, Nauru, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa

Courses of Study:
Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and Faculty of Science, plus some courses in the School of Geography, Institute for Science & Society, Institute of Work, Health & Organisations, and courses allied to Operations Management in the Business School. See Scholarship Webpage

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme:
  • 6 FULL Scholarships -tuition fees, airfare, maintenance award and additional allowances.
  • The University of Nottingham offers this scholarship in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • You can apply for this scholarship if you are a national of (or permanently domiciled in)one of the eligible countries for the Scheme.

Field of Study: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science

Nominations for this scholarship will be chosen from the 'Developing Solutions' Scholarship applications - therefore you should apply only once on the Developing Solutions Scholarship application form

The Duke of Portland Developing Solutions Scholarship:

  • A Full Tuition Fee Scholarship is available for a student from Africa for the MSc in Crop Improvement
  • School of Biosciences
  • You can apply for this scholarship if you are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa

Field of Study: full-time Masters degree programme for the MSc in Crop Improvement.

Contact Information:
International Office
C Floor, International House
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK
telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5247
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5155

For more scholarship for international students visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: Concordia College, Minnesota; International Undergrad Scholarships

University: Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Amount of scholarship: up to $16,000

International student scholarships, based on academic ability and family need, to qualified international students. In addition, students can work on campus and earn about $2,500 per year. Open to students from any region. All areas of study. Undergraduate scholarship.

Scholarship Information:
  • Avg. Award Amount: Up to $16,000
  • Number of Awards: Approx. 100
  • Award Coverage: Average award covers about 50% of tuition.
  • Award Duration: Varies
  • Award Deadline: June
  • Award Notification Month: With admission

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Requirements 1: Must meet all requirements for admission. Award amount is based on academic ability and on family need.
  • Requirements 2: Scholarships are available only to students enrolled at Concordia College.

Contact Information:
Concordia College
Don Buegel
Director of International Student Recruiting and Support
901 8th Street S
Moorhead, MN

Phone: +1 (218) 299-3004
Fax: +1 (218) 299-4720
E-Mail: buegel@cord.edu

Website: www.concordiacollege.edu

Please complete International Student Financial Aid and Certification form as part of the application. Visit the Concordia website for more application information.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: College of Saint Rose, Graduate International Scholarships

University: College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York

Amount of scholarship: half tuition

Deadline: May 1 for fall; October 15 for spring

Program Description:
This scholarship is a partial-tuition award to support the master's degree studies of outstanding international students at The College of Saint Rose. There are no limitations on the areas of study this award may cover. Open to students from any region.

Scholarship Information:

  • Avg. Award Amount: Half tuition
  • Number of Awards: 3-4
  • Award Duration: Maximum of 2 years
  • Award Deadline: May 1 for fall; October 15 for spring
  • Award Notification Month: July 1, December 1

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Requirements 1: Must have unconditional admission to a graduate program at The College of Saint Rose.
  • Requirements 2: Must register for full-time study (minimum of 9 credits) per semester.
  • Requirements 3: Must maintain a 3.3 GPA throughout graduate studies.

Contact Information:
The College of Saint Rose
Colleen Flynn Thapalia
Director, Graduate Admissions
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY

Phone #: +1 (518) 454-5143
Fax #: +1 (518) 458-5479
E-Mail: grad@strose.edu

For more information:
Website: www.strose.edu/grad

Complete application for International Scholarship is available at the website. Applicants to graduate study may submit application for admission and scholarship application at the same time.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: Berkeley College, New York; International Student Scholarships

University: Berkeley College, New York, NY

Amount of scholarship: Partial tuition (10-25%)

Deadline: Same as general application

Program Description:
Upon application to Berkeley College, International Student Scholarship Applications are also reviewed for study at the school to pursue a full-time degree program. Selection is based on merit and financial need.

Areas of Study:
Business and Management
Fashion Marketing & Management
Information Technology
International Management

Award Information:
Award Types: Scholarship
Avg. Award Amount: Varies
Number of Awards: Varies
Award Coverage: Partial tuition (10-25%).
Award Duration: Academic year, renewable for additional years
Award Deadline: Same as general application

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to Students from Any Region
  • Requirements 1: Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Requirements 2: Must have minimum TOEFL score of 173 CBT.
  • Requirements 3: Students will continue to receive the scholarship throughout their study as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Application Information:
Contact: Berkeley College
Nori Jaffer
Director of International Student Services
International Division
12 East 41 St., 14th FL
New York, NY

Phone #: +1 (212) 687-3730
Fax #: +1 (212) 986-7827
E-Mail: international@berkeleycollege.edu

Website: www.berkeleycollege.edu

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: Hamline University International Undergraduate Scholarships

University: Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Amount of scholarship: up to $18,000, plus $2,500 per year on-campus work award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The scholarships and the On-Campus Work Awards are determined by the admission committee based on academic performance (transcripts), English proficiency test score (TOEFL, IELTS), recommendation letters, and personal essay.
  • Requirements 2: No additional application is necessary. All international students applying to Hamline for undergraduate admission are reviewed for eligibility at the time of application.

For more information:

Hamline University
International Admission
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN

Phone: +1 (651) 523-2062
Fax: +1 (651) 523-2458
E-Mail: i-contact@hamline.edu
Website: www.hamline.edu

Sunday, November 14, 2010

International Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology 2011; EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

University: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/ Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),

Amount of Scholarship:
3200 CHF is provided for all successful candidates – full tuition, travel, housing, excursions, and social events.

Scholarship Deadline: February 15th 2011

Scholarship Description:
The Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will offer an intensive research training opportunity to 25 undergraduate students interested in research careers in life sciences. This program will run from July 4th to August 26th 2011.

  • Must be enrolled in a degree program in basic, engineering, or life sciences and planning on pursuing a career in the life sciences.
  • Must be in good standing with a GPA equivalent to a "B" grade or higher and should have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework by the summer of 2011.

Applicants must submit a complete on-line application, including the following:

  • Completed application form including a personal statement (maximum 1000 words) describing the student's academic background, scientific interests, any previous research experience and what he/she hopes to accomplish from attending the summer research program.
  • Official copy of the student's university academic transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or instructors who are familiar with the student and are in a position to assess the student's capabilities and potential for a career in science.

Selection Criteria:
The summer research fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into consideration several criteria including the student’s academic record, personal statements and letters of recommendation.

Additional Requirements:
The intensive nature of the program requires full-time commitment (~40 hours/week) from the participants. All the participants are required to attend and participate in all scheduled events and activities related to the program. Therefore, participants may not attend another summer school or commit to other activities during the duration of this program that could interfere with their work schedule.

Benefits to the Students:
The participants will:

  • Gain hands-on research experience and training with exposure to cutting-edge research.
  • Experience what it is like to be a member of a research community working at the forefront of science, medicine and biotechnology.
  • Have the opportunity to apply what was learned in the classroom to understanding and solving actual research problems in the laboratory.
  • Acquire a better understanding of the scientific process and the application of the knowledge gained from basic science research and state-of-the-art techniques to solve complex problems in biology and medicine.
  • Improve their critical thinking skills, including learning how to evaluate scientific information, design experiments, formulate ideas and test hypotheses.
  • Explore career opportunities in academia by experiencing the excitement, frustration, and challenges of scientific research and gain an insight into what a career in the science entails.
  • Prepare for future independent research projects and advanced research in graduate school.

Contact Information:

Contact Email: summer.sv@epfl.ch

Program Coordinator:
Alice Emery-GoodmanOffice (FSV):SV 3813Tel: +41 21 693 07 94Fax: +41 21 693 18 75alice.goodman@epfl.ch

For more information and application: http://sv.epfl.ch/summer-research
(Pictures, FAQ, Application, Detailed information)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

International College of Hotel Management, Australia: Undergraduate Scholarships 2011-2012

University: The International College of Hotel Management

Amount of Scholarship:
A$15,000 to be paid in the following manner:
Year 1 A$4,000; Year 2 A$4,000
Year 3 A$4,000; Year 4 A$3,000

April 1, 2011 for Round 1: July 2011 or January 2012;
September 2, 2011 for Round 2: January 2012 or July 2012

Eligibility or Requirements:
  • Open to all international students studying outside Australia, international students undertaking an English course in Australia, and international students who have completed less than two years high school in Australia. International students who finish high school in Australia including the last two years must apply for the Australian Entry Scholarships.
  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years old at the time of commencement with ICHM.Maximum age 24 at time of application.
  • Will complete/graduate in 2011 or prior to the July 2012 intake, or have already completed/graduated their final year of high school studies. Results must meet ICHM Academic Entry Requirements (refer to ICHM Prospectus or website).
  • For students whose mother tongue is other than English, IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 550. (Paper based; computer & internet also acceptable)
  • Open only to new students seeking entry into Year 1.
  • If you do not have a copy of our prospectus to assist with the preparation of your scholarship application, it can be viewed on ICHM website www.ichm.edu.au or contact the Admissions Office and a copy will be forwarded to you by post.
  • Other general information is available on the ICHM website or by contacting the ICHM Admissions Office.

How to apply:
Your completed application must contain:

  • Scholarship application form.
    This form is in two parts.- Cover page providing your personal contact details - Your response to 4 short-answer questions found on the reverse of the cover page.
  • Brief CV (not more than one page in length)
  • Most recent copies of your school reports from the last two years.
  • ICHM application form (unless an application to attend ICHM has already been forwarded).
  • Evidence of English language ability (e.g. IELT S/TOE FL)
  • The ICHM Application form can be found on the ICHM website.
  • All sections must be completed and submitted along with the Scholarship form and details.

Scholarship Application Fee: A$50.

For more information:

Email: admissions@ichm.edu.au
Fax: (+61 8228 3684
Post:ICHM Admissions Office
124 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000


Monday, November 8, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: University of Leeds Offers Postgraduate Scholarships

Amount: Partial to full scholarships, plus other allowances.

Deadline: Aim to submit your application at an early stage

Description: The University offers a wide range of Taught and Research Postgraduate Scholarships for study at Leeds for international students from partial fee awards to full scholarships covering fees and maintenance grants and other allowances. Scholarships are very competitive and it is important to make enquiries and apply to all possible sources of funding at an early stage.

Important Requirements: To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate scholarship you MUST first submit a study application form (taught or research) and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID number. Your application will be rejected if you do not have a valid University Banner ID number.

The links below also provide important information regarding programs, research opportunities, admissions policy and process, and documentation needed.

Taught Postgraduate Applicants can apply online at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply.htm

Research Applicants can apply online at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply_research.htm

You should:

  • Read the information carefully and check the eligibility criteria for different Scholarships;
  • Aim to submit your application at an early stage;
  • If applying for Master’s by Research scholarship search under both taught and postgraduate categories

International applicants can use the services of our overseas representatives to make an application to the University; for a list countries and representative information visit: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/international/agentscontacts.htm

For more information: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Brief Description:
University of Ilorin, Ilorin, offers scholarship opportunities for International Students in any field of their interest. The offer is opened to both undergraduate and graduate up to Master level. International Students within and outside Africa.

Scholarship deadline: Applications must be submitted on or before September 27th each year.

Amount of Scholarship:

  • Tuition fees will be covered;
  • Subsistence allowance;
  • Miscellaneous allowance;
  • Free accommodation;
  • Transportation allowance to and from Ilorin (once per session);
  • Complimentary access to the facilities of the University Health Services.


Applicant must meet the admission requirements of the University i.e. 5 credits ‘O’ level or its equivalent for candidate seeking admission to the first year of the first degree programmes and two ‘A’ level plus 3 ‘O’ level credits (or its equivalent) for candidates seeking admission into the second year of the programme.

Applicants must meet admission requirements of Master programme of the University i.e. Second Class Honours, (Upper Division) or the equivalent in the bachelor degree.

Additional Requirements

  • Evidence of medical fitness and
  • Submit evidence of proficiency in English Language.

Application Instruction:

Candidates should visit the University of Ilorin website for more information, or download the application form: http://www.unilorin.edu.ng/CIE_Website/schlarship.pdf, complete it and forward three copies to:

The Director
Centre for International Education
University of Ilorin
P. M. B. 1515
Ilorin, Nigeria.

Candidates may also forward their application electronically to cie@unilorin.edu.ng provided that all relevant documents are attached.

For more details, please contact