The Wells Mountain Foundation (WMF) is currently inviting applications for its Empowerment through Education (ETE) Scholarship Program that will provide undergraduate scholarships to developing country nationals to study in their home country or a neighboring country.
The scholarship participants will not only be able to improve their own future, but also that of their own communities.
• ETE scholarships range from $300 USD to $3000 USD annually and are provided throughout the undergraduate education of the recipient.
• Maximum scholarship is $3000 USD.
• Average scholarship amount is $1400 USD.
• Tuition and fees
• Books and materials
• Room rent
Applicants must be student, male or female, from a country in the developing world, who:
• Successfully completed secondary education, with good to excellent grades.
• Is applying to university or is working towards earning his or her first undergraduate degree.
• Will be studying in his or her country or another country in the developing world.
• Plans to live and work in his or her own country after graduation.
• Has participated in volunteer service prior to applying for this scholarship and is willing to continue to engage in community service while receiving the Empowerment Through Education scholarship.
• Has some funds available for his or her education, but will not be able to go to school or continue without assistance.
The Government of Flanders launches a new scholarship program, Master Mind Scholarships that aims to promote the internationalization of the Flemish Higher Education. It awards up to 45 scholarships to outstanding Master students from all countries.
• KU Leuven / University of Leuven
• University of Antwerp
• Ghent University
• Hasselt University
• Vrije Universiteit Brussel
University colleges (Arts and Nautical Sciences)
• Antwerp Maritime Academy
• Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp
• Erasmus University College Brussels
• Karel de Grote University College
• LUCA School of Arts
• University College Ghent
Level/Field of study:
Eligible Masters Degree Programmes offered at participating Flemish Institutions
Number of Awards: 45
International students from all countries
The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum €7,500 per academic year. The Flemish Host Institution can ask the applicant for a tuition fee of maximum €105 per year.
The duration of mobility is minimum 1 academic year and maximum the full duration of the master program.
• The applicant applies to take up a Master degree programme at a higher education institution in Flanders (hereafter ‘Flemish host institution’).
• The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential. He/she meets all academic entrance criteria, including relevant language requirements, for entering the Master programme in question offered by the Flemish host institution.
• All nationalities can apply. The previous degree obtained should be from a higher education institution located outside Flanders.
• Students who are already enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution cannot apply.
Students cannot apply directly. The application needs to be submitted online by the Flemish host institution. Deadline of applications is 30 April 2017. You must check the internal deadlines set by the Flemish Host Institution, which may be earlier.
It is important to read the 2017-2018 Master Mind Scholarship Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
The International Center for Journalism at Freie Universitat Berlin will offer its new course in October 2017, the European Journalism-Fellowships 2017-2018. The programme (October 2017 – July 2018) will enable participants to network with professional colleagues from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States and provide them with the opportunity to take a two-semester leave from their professional positions and spend a sabbatical year at the Freie Universitat Berlin widening their knowledge while pursuing their research project.
We offer three different scholarships: 8-9 EJF-Scholarship
To apply for fellowships, candidates must submit the following typewritten documents in either German or English:
• a completed application form
• a curriculum vitae
• copies of academic diplomas, certificates etc.
• 2 letters of recommendation (in English or German)
• a selection of articles, books, or other samples of applicant's work
• proof of German language skills (by DAAD or Goethe-Institute)
• an expose summarizing the applicant’s individual research project (3 to 5 pages)
Applications via fax or e-mail cannot be accepted.
We will be happy to answer any questions.
Closing date for applications
February 28, 2017
BIGSSS and Bertelsmann Stiftung jointly organize a summer school on “Social Cohesion in a World of Increasing Diversity” from June 25 - July 1, 2017.
The aim of the BIGSSS summer school program is to support early stage social scientists by opening a cross-border dialogue on theoretical questions and methodological approaches to current matters of social science research.
The summer school 2017 will focus on the interplay between social cohesion, on the one hand, and cultural, ethnic, and religious plurality, on the other, in times of societal transformations and increasing migration flows around the globe. Participants will have the opportunity to assess and discuss the impact of socio-structural, institutional, political as well as individual factors on social cohesion at different levels of societal organization. Next to the question as to what promotes social cohesion, the summer school pays equal attention to the importance of cohesion for the well-being of social entities and individuals both in the OECD World and the Global South in light of key indicators.
Our Social Cohesion Experts
BIGSSS summer schools have always featured prolific keynote speakers and will also do so in 2017. Suggestions by potential participants are still welcome. So far our renowned international experts include: Jan Delhey/Magdeburg, Jan Germen Janmaat/London, Peter Schmidt/Gie?en, Claire Wallace/Aberdeen (confirmed), Joseph Chan/Hong Kong, Elaine Chan/Hong Kong (tbc).
The Summer School will take place in Bremen from June 25 to July 1, 2017. The working language is English.
Who can apply?
The Summer School is targeted at MA and early PhD students from universities around the world with a social science background who work on questions closely related to topics of social cohesion. Applicants must have experience with advanced quantitative methods. However, applicants who have this experience are welcome to also apply with project sketches that encompass qualitative and mixed-methods approaches.
Altogether, the summer school will host up to 15 international participants who will be selected by a committee of experts on the basis of the applications they send in (please see below).
Applicants are expected to submit the following documents:
- MOTIVATION LETTER (maximum 2 double-spaced pages, 12 point font) that describes the applicant’s motivation to take part in the summer school, as well as the expected benefits of his/her participation. CV including information on educational and work history, publications, language abilities, and extracurricular interests.
- STATEMENT OF METHODS (1 double-spaced page, 12 point font) that describes the applicant’s methodological background, as well as his/her knowledge of (any) advanced quantitative statistical techniques.
- PROJECT SKETCH (maximum 5 double-spaced pages, 12 point font) of the applicant's research project on social cohesion including: (a) executive summary, (b) research question, (c) theoretical approach, (d) research design and methods, (e) (selected) bibliography. We recommend to consult the webpage of the Bertelsmann Social Cohesion Radar before completing the project sketch.
- CONTACT DETAILS OF 2 ACADEMICS (email address, phone number, postal address) who would be willing to write a reference letter for shortlisted applicants.
• All applications must be sent in electronically and as ONE SINGLE PDF-FILE to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Application deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
• Important: We will not consider late applications or applications that do not conform to the spelt out rules. Please read the above instructions carefully.
• Feedback on applications will be sent out by Mach 15, 2017. Once you are accepted as participant, you will receive a log-in for the participants' area of this website for more detailed information.
Terms and Conditions of Participation
Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before applying:
- We expect all participants to stay for the whole duration of the official summer school program (June 25th – July 1st) and to participate in each of the program sessions.
- There is no program fee. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided for all accepted participants of the summer school.
- Lodging in Jacobs University campus accommodation for the duration of the summer school (June 25th – July 1st) is included for all accepted participants. If you chose to stay at a different location, you'll have to bear the costs yourself.
- Travel assistance is offered as a refund against receipts and proof of payment. With the prospective letter of admission, successful applicants will be informed about the maximum travel assistance they are offered (for approximate amount please see DAAD "Reisekostenpauschalen").
- You will be reimbursed only after the summer school has ended and after you have handed in all original travel receipts (train and bus tickets, boarding passes etc.). Please be aware that the reimbursement of your travel costs might take up to several weeks!
- Please note that we provide travel grants exclusively for your participation in the summer school (June 25th – July 1st, 2017). We do not pay for private stays exceeding the time of the summer school.
- Participants will be asked to present proof of an international health-, accident-, and liability insurance that covers their stay in Germany for the duration of the summer school.