Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2018-19

The American Center at U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce this year’s Fulbright Foreign Student Program, which provides several grants for a fully-funded master’s degree in the United States. Preferred candidates include younger faculty from Bangladeshi universities, junior to mid-level employees of research organizations, think tanks, NGOs, and professionals from the public and private sectors. Grants will be offered for degrees in the following fields:

Clinical Psychology

Communication: Mass Communication/Media Studies

Core Sciences: Biology/ Chemistry/Physics/Pharmacy

Education – Higher Education Administration/Education Policy

Environmental Studies & Disaster Management

International Affairs: Foreign Policy/Diplomacy/ Global communication/International Communication/Public Diplomacy/ International Environmental / Energy Policy/International political Economy/Regional Studies

Journalism: Print/Broadcast/online Journalism

Social Sciences & Humanities: Economics/ Political Science / Sociology / History /Literature

Urban Planning: General Planning/Land Use and Environmental Planning/ Transportation Systems/Urban/Community Development

Benefits

Fulbright grant provisions include: round-trip airfare, tuition and related academic fees, a monthly stipend for room, board, and incidental expenses, a book allowance, health and accident insurance, travel allowance, and excess baggage allowance. The program is extremely selective—in previous years, about seven to eight grants have been made after hundreds of applications were received and reviewed

Eligibilities

  • Have at least a four-year bachelor’s degree, with an outstanding academic record (preferably first class);
  • Not have a degree from a U.S. university;
  • Not hold a master’s degree from any third country (those holding Bangladeshi master’s degrees are eligible);
  • Have at least two years full-time professional experience;
  • Have relevant degrees and/or professional experience in their proposed field of study;
  • Have a minimum iBT TOEFL score of 80 / IELTS 7.0;
  • Be under 32 years of age;
  • Be fluent in English;
  • Be in good health;
  • Be Bangladeshi citizens residing in Bangladesh at the time of application;
  • Agree to return to Bangladesh for two years (2) upon completion of their studies in the U.S. to fulfill home residency requirement;
  • Be willing to refund the cost of a return ticket if they return home before completion of the degree.

 

Applicants are requested to submit the online application by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Following supplemental forms must be uploaded and submitted through the embark online application by Wednesday, May 31, 2017:

1. Academic Transcripts and Certificates from each post-secondary institution (Bachelor’s and Master’s)

2. Three Letters of Reference submitted by the referees directly to the online application (To access online recommendation letter form, a prospective candidate must register his / her referees through the recommendation button available on the home page of the embark online application)

3. Academic Records Information Form (available on the embark home page)

4. Signature Form (available on the embark home page)

5. TOEFL / IELTS score

6. A competitive GRE or GMAT score is also required for admission to a master’s program in the U.S. If applicants already have such a score, those results should be uploaded with the online application. If an applicant has not yet taken these tests, the American Center can arrange testing for preliminarily selected candidates only. Prospective candidates must prepare well in advance for standardized tests (TOEFL/GRE/GMAT) since a competitive score is crucial for admission.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

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Scholarship for the Global Management of Social Issues at Tilburg University

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is a United Nations agency that works to promote and protect the human rights that are guaranteed under international law and stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. The office was established by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 1993 in the wake of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights.

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
(1) Assist in monitoring developments (human rights, politics and conflict) in the South East Asian region.
(2) Assist in preparing and distributing a daily news review with information on the human rights situation in the region. This daily review is shared with the OHCHR headquarters in Geneva.
(3) Assist in the documentation and preparation of submissions of cases of human rights violations in the region to OHCHR’s human rights mechanisms, including Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies.
(4) Assist in updating and maintaining information on Regional Office’s website.
(5) Assist in organizing workshops and seminars.
(6) Assist in maintaining and developing the office’s information and resource tools.
(7) Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports on the work of the Regional Office.
(8) Attend and take notes in meetings/conferences as requested by the Regional Representative.
(9) Perform other tasks as necessary.

Location:

Thailand

Benefits

  • The OHCHR, Regional Office for South-East Asia internship is for six months.
  • The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
  • Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Eligibilities

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation. Those enrolled in the International Law, Political Science, Social Science, Economics, History, and related fields are preferred.

Eligible Regions:

Not Specified

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please visit the official website and apply online.

Application Deadline: April 29, 2017

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Australia Government Scholarships for International Students

Australia Awards Scholarships are long term development awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.
The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country.

Location:

Australia

Benefits

The Awards are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
  • Establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department. From 1 January 2013, CLE payable to awardees is A$30,000 per year.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the student’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
  • Supplementary Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • Fieldwork (for research awardees and Master by coursework which has a research component where fieldwork is compulsory component)—may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.

Eligibilities

Check the open and close dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply.

Eligible Regions:

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Palestinian Territories

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

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Athens Summer School 2017 in Athens, Greece

The Athens Summer School is one of the main activities of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Jean Monnet module “Moving the EU forward”. It is an intensive interdisciplinary 7-day course (36 teaching hours), that will provide comprehensive knowledge on the different aspects of the economic crisis and the key challenges that Europe faces in the post-crisis era. How and to what extent is the EU crisis considered as an opportunity for moving the EU forward? What lessons can be learned? Which challenges face the EU and how can we deal with them to move the EU forward?  The lectures will focus on these key questions, aiming to illuminate, analyze and encourage further discussion about how EU policies and politics are (re)shaped in the aftermath of the current EU economic crisis.

The lectures will be given by distinguished academics and recognized researchers with a thorough academic background and political perception on EU politics and policies. A keynote speech will be delivered by an outstanding personality in EU affairs that will stimulate student’s interest for the courses, setting the main points for consideration.

Location:

Greece

Benefits

The Athens Summer School constitutes a unique opportunity for every Greek or foreign advanced under-graduate or post-graduate student to broaden his academic and research horizons on EU crisis as new interdisciplinary field of EU studies.

The Athens Summer School aims at becoming an annual meeting point for motivated and talented students; driven by their common interest for the new dynamics that crisis has shaped for the European integration and for Greece as well.

Participants will experience high-quality teaching by distinguished academics, who have also served as experts or consultants at EU or Greek institutions. In this sense, delivered lectures will not only be an ex cathedra teaching. It will be mainly vivid debates on EU policy issues, where participating students will share their different views and approaches on issues discussed, while enriching their knowledge through teaching staff’s theoretical and practical experience.

More than fifty per cent of the teaching time will be dedicated to case studies and discussion in order to expand students’ critical thinking and policy horizons. Moreover, students will be divided into 5 groups and will be asked to act as Rapporteurs, preparing a common presentation on the core challenges and opportunities for moving the EU forward, identified in each thematic stream. The presentations and the key messages delivered in the courses will be discussed during the round table that will be held on the last day of the School. The Module Leader and 5 members of the teaching staff (one from each thematic stream) will act as discussants of these presentations and will summarize the concluding remarks of the round table discussion into a report.

Eligibilities

Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students from EU and non-EU countries are eligible

Eligible Regions:  

Open for All

DEADLINE:

April 27, 2017

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application form must be filled in and sent to the Institute’s e-mail: info-eeep@pspa.uoa.gr by the 20th April 2017. Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail by the end of April.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2017

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