Saturday, June 20, 2009

Italy: 15 PhD Scholarships at University of Padova 2009 2010

Italy 2009 2010: 15 PhD Scholarships at University of Padova 2009 2010.
The University of Padova, through the funding of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Schools/International Courses. During the 3-year doctoral programme, successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging.

Notification of 15 PhD grants for foreign students (25th series)
Deadline: 3rd September 2009

Call for application
Instruction for filling in the application form
Application form

Annex 1 - List of School Curricula
Annex 2 - General terms and conditions for fellowships
Annex 3- Doctoral Schools and related research lines

Studying in Padova
Living in Padova

Info: Research Training Office
Via del Padovanino, 9 - 35123 Padova
phone +39 049 827 3754/3935 fax +39 049 827 3780
Mail address: via 8 febbraio 2 - 35122 Padova
Grants for foreign students


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Germany: Scholarship for Master in International Media Studies

Scholarship for Master in International Media Studies

The Master’s Program International Media Studies is a four-semester,
full-time program for further education. It is a joint project from the
University of Bonn, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and
Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster with its headquarters in

The bilingual Master’s Program offers a unique course offer given the
current development of global media and the connection between media and
cooperative development. Students from around the world will benefit from
the inclusion of partners and the
unparalleled mix of research, lectures and practical experience.

The program combines topics like media and development, journalism,
communication science and media economics, while developing practical skills
and competencies that are important for the world of media.

*Free and independent media is a significant factor for a functioning
democracy, social justice and the protection of human rights. The Master’s
Program is based on the belief that there is a connection between democracy
and development, between the freedom of opinion and democracy as well as
between free media and development. The prerequisite for the establishment
of a functioning, free media system are journalists who realize their role
as a critical observer and reporter. This can only be guaranteed when they
are professionally trained and feel obligated by a set of journalistic

By training journalists academically, the Master’s Program is therefore a
targeted step towards making the media spokespeople for openness within

The courses are based on the values of democracy, freedom and conflict
prevention, civil society and good government – representative of the
connection between the media and cooperative development.

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills that are essential for a
journalistic career. They will be able to meet specific occupational
requirements with expertise and communicative independence.

The Master’s Program trains students – personally and professionally – to be
competent journalists and prepare them for a challenging role as expert or
manager in the media sector.

*Target Group*
The program is targeted at students from around the world that want to work
in a position of responsibility in journalism or the communications sector.
It especially addresses journalists-in-training, media representatives from
radio, TV, online and print and communication experts.

Those interested must have already completed an academic program (bachelor’s
or equivalent) and have at least one year of professional media experience.

The program will be bilingual (English and German), whereby English will be
the prevalent course language.

Especially targeted at:

- Media representatives from radio, TV, online and print
- Journalists-in-training, especially from electronic media
- Journalists and management from community radio stations
- Communication experts
- NGO employees
- Employees from ministries
- Employees from cooperative development groups and projects
- Representatives from regional working groups and national broadcasters
- Media association representatives


15 Scholarships will be awarded to applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin
America or Eastern Europe. The scholarship will be about 750 Euro covering
your cost of living and costs for accommodation. The tuition fee and the
flight will be remunerated, too. A committee will decide which applicant
will receive a scholarship.If you would like to apply for a scholarship, you
are required to submit the following documents:

- completed application form (attachment)
- curriculum vitae in table form
- statement of purpose
- academic degree including transcripts
- proof of at least one year’s work experience in the field of media
after your degree
- proof of English-language skills (TOEFL: score of 550 or higher, IELTS:
Score of 6.0 or higher, BULATS: score of 70 or higher, LCCI: level of 3,
- proof of German-language skills (TestDaF level TDN 3 or DSH level 1)
- one passport-size photograph
- copy of the first two pages of passport
- original Certificate of APS (for applicants from China, Vietnam and

Please note that the copies of the certificates and the translations into
German or English need to be certified. Please send your application form
to: Deutsche Welle, DW-AKADEMIE, International Media Studies, Dr. Christoph
Schmidt, 53110 Bonn, Germany, E-Mail:



Australia: Master Scholarship 2009 2010 ADB Japan Scholarship Program

The Asian Development – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) offers opportunities to talented individuals from its developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies. This scholarship is funded by the Government of Japan.

To be eligible to apply for the ADB-JSP, candidates must receive an unconditional offer from one of the following programs at the University of Sydney:

* Master of Economics
* Master of Commerce

* Master of International Business
* Master of Transport Management
* Master of International Public Health
* Master of Engineering

The Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program
The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for well qualified citizens of the Bank’s Developing Member Countries (DMCs) to undertake postgraduate studies which will assist the economic and social development of their countries.

Who is eligible?
Citizens of developing member countries of the Bank (see olarship_program.shtml#sel”>list and selection criteria below) who have a minimum of two years’ working experience and who are eligible for admission to the following degree programs at the University of Sydney:

* Master of Economics
* Master of Commerce
* Master of International Business
* Master of Transport Management
* Master of International Public Health
* Master of Engineering

Please note, applicants living or working outside their home country are not eligible for this scholarship. Also, no applicant will be allowed to apply for the ADB-JSP scholarship more than two times.

To be considered for an ADB-JSP scholarship you must:

* Lodge a separate application for admission to one of the above degrees using a University of Sydney application form, as well as completing the ADB-JSP application form.
* Have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university with above average grades (eg GPA of 3 out of 4 or First Class Pass or First Class Honours.
* Have a four year Engineering degree with above average grades from a recognized university, if applying for the Master of Engineering.
* Provide evidence of two years work experience and the latest income tax return (an official letter from an employer may be accepted in cases where an income tax return is not available).

The University of Sydney Application Processing Fee (APF) will be waived if you lodge your ADB-JSP application form together with your admission to the University application form.

Your ADB-JSP application will only be considered, if you receive an official offer of admission to one of the above degree programs prior to the ADB-JSP application deadline. If your entry is subject to English language proficiency or academic documention, you must provide all required documents before the ADB-JSP scholarship deadline.


ADB-JSP Application deadlines

Application closing date for courses starting in March 2010 is 31 May 2009.

Application closing date for courses starting in July 2010 is 30 November 2009.

Each scholarship covers full tuition fees, an allowance for books and instructional materials, a monthly living allowance, medical insurance and travel expenses. For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be applied to assist in field work and thesis preparation. In special circumstances, computer literacy, preparatory language and other similar courses may be covered under the scholarship.

ADB Developing Member Countries
The following countries are ADB Developing Member Countries:

* Afghanistan
* Armenia
* Azerbaijan
* Bangladesh
* Bhutan
* Cambodia
* People’s Republic of China
* Cook Islands
* Fiji Islands
* Georgia
* Hong Kong China
* India
* Indonesia
* Kazakhstan
* Kiribati
* Republic of Korea
* Kyrgyz Republic
* Lao People’s Democratic Republic
* Malaysia
* Maldives
* The Republic of the Marshall Islands
* Federated States of Micronesia
* Mongolia
* Myanmar
* Nauru
* Nepal
* Pakistan
* Republic of Palau
* Papua New Guinea
* Philippines
* Samoa
* Singapore
* Solomon Islands
* Sri Lanka
* Chinese Taipei
* Tajikistan
* Thailand
* Timor-Leste
* Tonga
* Turkmenistan
* Tuvalu
* Uzbekistan
* Vanuatu
* Vietnam

Selection criteria

* Qualifications of the candidate.
* Applicants with less than two years of work experience will not be selected.
* Preference to women candidates.
* Preference to applicants with lesser financial capacity.
* The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who have previously studied abroad.
* The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who are pursuing a second master’s degree or a second doctorate degree.
* Candidates who are applying in a participating academic institution in their own country may not be selected.
* Diversification of nationality in the overall Program as well as at each participating academic institution will be considered.

Duration of scholarship
The scholarship period is one year. An appropriate extension for the second or third year of study is conditional on the scholar’s maintaining a satisfactory level of performance determined by the University of Sydney and following approval by the ADB.

Total number of scholarships
Scholarships are awarded, each year, as vacancies arise following completion of studies or withdrawal of scholars. Less than three ADB-JSP scholarships may be awarded in each round of application.

Competition for an ADB-JSP scholarship is extremely strong. Only candidates who receive an unconditional offer of admission will be considered for the ADB-JSP scholarship.

Application form
You can complete the Application Form by following the instructions on the form.

Please download the University of Sydney ADB Scholarship 2009 Application Form (191kb PDF).

For further information please contact:

International Office
The University of Sydney
Phone - +61 2 8627 8302
Fax - +61 2 8627 8387
Email -


UK: 40 PhD studentships at the University of Plymouth

PhD scholarships: 40 PhD studentships are available at the University of Plymouth in all areas covered at the University.

· Details and application forms available at

· To apply for a studentship in Robotics, specify the research area (in the form) as “Computer Science / Robotics” and Priority subject category as “3. Creative economies and Design technologies”. Please give a few pointers on the kind of research you would like to conduct. Do not hesitate to contact academic listed in the pages below to discuss project ideas.

· Information on robotics research at Plymouth: In the group we are interested in Cognitive Robotics, Applications of Personal Robots, Small Bipedal Robotics, Multimodal Communication, Learning, Neural Systems, etc.

· Deadline for receiving the applications: 26 May 2009 at 12:00.

Guido Bugmann, PhD
Reader in Intelligent Systems
School of Computing, Communications and Electronics
University of Plymouth, PSQ A309
Plymouth PL4 8AA, United Kingdom
tel: +44 (0)1752 58 62 15
fax: +44 (0)1752 58 63 00
email: gbugmann at


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