Friday, December 28, 2012

Full tuition waiver for Bachelor or Law program at Bocconi University

Bocconi University offers up to 40 need-based scholarships to international students enrolling in a Bachelor program or a Law Program at Bocconi. The awarding of the scholarship also takes into consideration scholastic performances of the students.

The Scholarship consists of a full tuition waiver worth approximately € 11,000.00 per year for a maximum of 3 academic years (for Bachelor programs) or 5 academic years (for the Law program). The renewal of the scholarship is subject to meeting merit criteria.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by the same deadline as that of the applicant’s Bocconi online admission’s application.

Only applicants for the first year of a Bocconi Bachelor Program or the Law program who meet all the following conditions will be taken into consideration for the awarding of the scholarship:
-       non-Italian citizenship;
-       non-Italian residence;
-       a non-Italian High School Diploma earned in Italy or abroad.
Students who meet any of the following conditions will NOT be taken into consideration:
-       previously enrolled in an undergraduate program or in a Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Program in Italy or abroad;
-       have earned an Undergraduate or Graduate level university degree;
-       recipient of a scholarship awarded for the AY 2013-14 by private or public institutions.

Application instructions:
Applicants must complete and submit the online Bocconi Scholarship online application form, available at, by the same deadline as that of their Bocconi online admission’s application.

Applicants must complete and submit the online Bocconi Scholarship online application form. Scholarship applications must be submitted by the same deadline as that of applicant’s Bocconi online admission’s application which is administered in multiple rounds. The specific deadlines can be found in the scholarship guidelines that falls around January to May 2013.

For further information:

Contact information:
Student Services Office – Piazza Sraffa, 13 – 20136 Milano – Italia
Tel. (+39) 02.5836.2152

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sweden Announces an Increase in Scholarships for International Students

Sweden announced an increase in the budget for higher education grants for international students applying for Master’s degrees at Swedish universities. The grants budget is to be increased from SEK50 million to SEK100 million (US$15 million) and distributed across universities affiliated to the Swedish Institute in Stockholm from 2013.

Eligibility: students from OECD and Development Assistance Committee (DAC) countries, outside Europe. A further SEK60 million is to be provided for students from countries not on the DAC list. Some scholarships might cover both living costs and tuition fees, depending on the program.

Approximately 60 scholarships are given to citizens of the following countries which Sweden has long-term development assistance programs with: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Citizens from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can apply through the Visby Program.

Citizens from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia can apply to the Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe.
Applicants from Turkey can apply within the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program.

Scholarships cannot be granted for students who:
  • Have already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period.
  • Have a Swedish permanent residence or work permit.
  • Have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for studies at Master’s level or for research at a Swedish university.
  • Already hold a Master’s degree from a Swedish university/university college.
  • Are currently enrolled in a study program on Bachelor’s or Master’s level at a Swedish university or university college.

Application instructions:
Please note that in order to apply for a Swedish Institute Study scholarship you must first be admitted to a Swedish university/university college. Swedish universities will call for applications from 1st December until 15th January, with some universities starting their application period as early as October.

Find more detailed information on how to apply for the Swedish Institute scholarships here. Information on applications for the next academic year will be announced in December 2012.

Read more
Find out more about studying in Sweden.
Find out more about the structure of Swedish academic programs.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

University of Dundee, UK, offers postgraduate scholarships for international students in the field of medicine for 2013

Scholarship Description: The Cuschieri Skills Centre is offering the following Scholarships up to the value of £5,000 towards tuition fees for applicants for its Taught Postgraduate programme:
  • Financial Hardship Scholarship 
  • Academic Merits Scholarship

 Restrictions: You can apply for both scholarships but only one Scholarship towards tuition fees will be awarded.

-International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language score of 4 or above will be accepted
-Your language certification must be recent: TOEFL and IELTS results are valid for two years only
-All aspects of your academic record, including your English language level, will be taken into account when your application is being considered.

How to Apply: Electronically (See Website for details)

Scholarship Application Deadline: For courses starting in January 2013 the deadline is November 15th, 2012

For further information:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Asian Women in Business Scholarship

The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship.

Amount:  $2,500

Deadline:  October 1, 2012


Asian women (50% Asian) who fulfill the following criteria will be considered:
  1. Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam)
  2. Enrolled full-time in an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution in the US, at the time of application and award
  3. Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application
  4. Provide the most recent college transcript; semi-finalists will be asked to provide the most recent official transcript
  5. U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  6. Have one or more of the following: (a) a leadership role in a community endeavor or (b) a record of entrepreneurial achievement (e.g. founded your own business) 
For further information (FAQ):

Send application to:
Asian Women In Business
42 Broadway, Suite 1748 
New York, NY 10004

If you have additional questions not covered by the FAQ, please send  an email at

Saturday, July 14, 2012

International Scholarships in Canada

International Scholarships in Canada - Undergraduate

Carleton University Entrance Scholarships for International Students
Carleton offers partial scholarships worth $4,000 – $16,000 to exemplary students who meet the admission average criteria of 80% and above.

Dalhouse University Entrance Scholarships
International High school students admitted to an Undergraduate Program at Dalhouse are eligible for various partial scholarships.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Scholarships for International Students
International Scholarships worth $13,000 - $25,000 are available to qualified, first-time undergraduate international students admitted at the University.

Humber College Scholarships for International Students
Humber offers two full tuition renewable scholarships (Approximate value $12,200) available for NEW international students beginning classes in September, and one in January  of each year. Applications will be considered based on academics, community involvement, referee/reference letters and statement of interest.

Sheridan College StudentGuard International Entrance Scholarships
Four (4) entrance scholarships of $2,000 each are available to international students who will be starting Sheridan College’s 4-year degree programs in Fall 2012 (diploma, certificate, post-grad and joint degree programs are NOT eligible); and two (2) awards for returning students.

University of British Columbia Scholarships for International Students
UBC recognizes the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $4 million Canadian annually to awards, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance for international undergraduate students. The four major scholarship programs offered are:
International Leader of Tomorrow Award, International Student Humanitarian Award, Outstanding International Student Award , President’s Entrance Scholarships .

York University International Scholarships
International students admitted to York University are eligible to apply to full scholarships worth $60,000 – $100,000 for a four-year degree program.

Vancouver Island University International Regional Scholarships
Vancouver Island University offers  partial scholarships worth $500 - $5,000 for international students who will be pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree at the University.

International Scholarships in Canada - Graduate

University of Calgary Graduate Studies Award
University of Calgary offers a wide range of full and partial scholarships for international students. Scholarships  value range from $1,000 to $40,000 and covers different fields of study.

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships
The UMGF awards are also available for international students and are valued for a 12-month period at $16,000 for PhD students, or $12,000 for Master’s students.

University of Waterloo International Master’s and Doctoral Student Awards
Eligible full-time international students starting a research-based master’s program or PhD program will receive an International Student Award valued at $1,690 per term for 2 years (Master’s) and $3,380 per term for 3 years (PhD).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Developments in Electronic Residency Application Service for Foreign Medical Graduates.

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is a world leader in promoting quality health care — serving physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and those researching issues in medical education and health workforce planning. ECFMG’s Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), a support service developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (an ECFMG member), has recently undergone advancements to further assist medical school students and graduates in applying for residency positions in accredited U.S. graduate medical programs.

Among these developments, the number of international medical schools using ERAS has grown, with 95 schools now submitting documents electronically on behalf of their students and graduates. The ERAS new Letter Writer Portal has also been introduced to aid international medical graduates applying for U.S. post graduate training, by allowing letters of recommendation to be requested through and later uploaded directly to ERAS; this feature has seen success in accelerating this part of applying to U.S. programs.

Also accessible through ERAS, on Thursday, February 9th, the National Resident Matching Program will be hosting an informational web conference on the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP). This is one of multiple new web conferences, meant for both international medical schools and their students, which will include complete information on the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) implemented for Match week 2012, as well as information and guidelines for letters of recommendation, and information on the AAMC’s new release date for the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).

Interested participants can RSVP to

For more information, please visit:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

International PhD Scholarships in Biology at University of Queensland, Australia

The School of Biological Sciences is a large and research intensive unit at the University of Queensland, one of Australia’s most prestigious Universities. The School has broad expertise across the disciplines of ecology and evolution, molecular and quantitative genetics, developmental biology, behavior, plant and animal physiology, and conservation biology. Their research programs span all scales of biological organization, from molecules and cells, to organisms, populations, species and communities, and take advantage of study animal and plant systems in a large variety of habitats. The School has announced a new initiative that has made available a number of PhD scholarships for talented International students who enroll in their PhD program in 2012.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree with Honours, Master of Science, MPhil or equivalent, and must be accepted into the PhD program at the University of Queensland. The UQ Graduate School website provides further information on the entry requirements for admission to the PhD program (

Living stipend (scholarship) of $23,728 per annum for 3 years which is tax free, with the possibility of a 6 month extension. International students normally pay international student fees of $29,600 per year, however individuals successful in gaining one of these scholarships will also be granted a full tuition-fee waiver.

The Application Process
Interested students should identify potential supervisors within their research area of interest ( and contact them to discuss potential projects. Strong candidates will be invited to apply for entry to the PhD program, and if accepted into the program will be considered for the School of Biological Sciences International Scholarships on a competitive basis.

For further information:
For detailed information on research programs, see
For furher information on the application process please contact the Postgraduate Administration Officer Gail Walter

Monday, January 9, 2012

Four Year Doctoral Fellowship for International PhD Students; The University of British Columbia, Canada.

Study Subject(s):Courses offered by UCC
Course Level:PhD
Scholarship Provider: The University of British Columbia; Canada

Scholarship Description
  • The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) program will ensure UBC’s best PhD students are provided with financial support of at least $16,000 per year plus tuition for the first four years of their PhD studies. 
  • This program allows UBC to continue to attract and support outstanding domestic and international PhD students, and provide those students with stable, base-level funding for the first four years of their PhD studies and research.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

  • Four Year Fellowships may be held by domestic and international students. 
  • In general, the fellowships are offered to students beginning their first year of PhD studies, but may be offered to continuing PhD students.
  •  In all cases, funding is offered until the end of the fourth year of PhD studies, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Students holding the following Tri-Agency awards automatically become 4YF designates: Vanier Scholarships, Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGSD), CIHR Doctoral Research Awards, NSERC Doctoral Postgraduate Scholarships (PGSD), and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships.
  • Doctoral students who obtain Tri-Agency scholarships may be eligible for 4YF tuition coverage and will receive 4YF stipend and tuition support once their external scholarship funding ends, to the end of the fourth year of PhD studies. 
  • Other major external scholarship winners who are selected as 4YF designates may be eligible for 4YF tuition coverage and will receive 4YF stipend and tuition support once their external scholarship funding ends, to the end of the fourth year of PhD studies.

Further Scholarship Information and Application:

Sunday, January 8, 2012

United World College International Baccalaureate Diploma Scholarship, Malaysia

Study Subject(s): Courses offered by the university
Course Level: Diploma
Scholarship Provider: UWC National Committee (NC) – Malaysia
Scholarship can be taken at: Malaysia

·         Malaysian citizen.
·         Resident in Malaysia and having completed Form 5 and sat for the SPM (or currently in the final year of ICGSE or equivalent) in Malaysia. A student who purports to be resident in another country straight after Form 5, without their family being with them would not qualify as IQ and the application would be carefully scrutinized.
·         Between the ages of 16-19 years as of the 1st August in the year of entry to UWC.
·         Those on refugee status should contact the NC directly.)

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description: Each year the UWC National Committee (NC) – Malaysia will receive from the UWC colleges a specific number of places (which may include a scholarship, bursary/partial scholarship or fee-paying place) for which they select students to study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Although strong academic achievement is valued highly at UWC, academic achievements are put into perspective with a demanding mix of community engagement, international affairs, physical activities and creative pursuits. Our student intake is deliberately diverse and each of the schools and colleges draws together students from many different nations and backgrounds. Our bursaries, scholarships and fee structures aim to ensure a broad socio-economic mix within the student body that adds value to the student experience and the organization

How to Apply: By Post; for application form, visit the website:

Scholarship Application Deadline: 17 February 2012

Further Scholarship Information and Application:

The Secretariat
(C/o En Ahmad Fhamy Sallehudin)
UWC National Committee – Malaysia
5 Jalan BK3/2,
Bandar Kinrara,
47180 Puchong,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Telephone: 03 80767843
Telefax: 03 80767829

Email enquiries should be directed to Deborah Mazlan.