Norwegian Quota Scholarship Scheme developing countries


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Brief description:

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The Norwegian government provides scholarships for students from developing countries in the South and countries of Central- and East-Europe and Central-Asia under the Quota Scheme. The goal of the Quota Scheme is to promote the internationalization of higher education and give developing country students relevant education that would also benefit their home countries when they return after graduation.

The Quota scheme normally includes courses at Master’s and Ph.D. level in addition to certain professional/Bachelor’s degrees.

Host Institution(s):

Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme. The institutions involved are allocated a certain number of students under the programme each year. View the participating institutions’ websites (PDF download).

Field(s) of study:

 

Any approved academic program offered by selected colleges, universities, and institutions in Norway.  Most of the Norwegian institutions offer courses and educational programmes in English.  Please refer to the websites of participating Norwegian institutions for more information on programmes they offer under the Quota Scheme.

Target group:

The Quota Scheme is for certain developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Western Balkan, East Europe and Central Asia.   See the complete list of eligible countries.

No. of Scholarships:

Currently, the scheme provides full scholarships for a total of 1,100 students, of which 800 are from developing countries and 300 from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each student receives the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme. About 30 per cent of the amount is given as a grant and 70 per cent as a loan. However, the loan portion is waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study. Normally, the financial support will not not exceed a time span of four years for one definite study plan, or a combination of two programmes.

Travelling expenses for entry into Norway can be reimbursed (fixed price). Students can apply for one annual home visit if the educational programme lasts more than one year, as well as financial support for travelling expenses for field work during the course of study. When the student returns home within 3 months after finishing the course, the cost of travelling home is covered by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.

 

Eligibility:

As a student, you must apply directly from your home country. You must have stayed at least one year in your home country directly prior to the planned course of study at the Norwegian university /university college. To be eligible to apply for the Quota Scheme, you must be able to find your home country on this list.

All candidates should typically have the following basic qualifications:  Secondary school certificates or a minimum two years of higher education from their home country. Some exceptions apply for certain professional educational courses at Bachelor’s level.

Most of the study programmes offered under the Quota Scheme are taught in English. Applicants who are not native English speakers therefore must document their proficiency in English. Requirements may differ between institutions and various study programmes. Please see the university /university college’s website for more details about language requirements.

Application instructions:

The Quota Scheme as a rule only enrolls students from institutions which have collaboration agreements with Norwegian universities or university colleges. Norwegian institutions usually do not admit free movers (individual applicants) to this scheme. Only in very special cases can free movers be considered.  To find out which institutions collaborate with Norwegian institutions, please refer to the websites of the Norwegian institutions.

The start date(s) of application vary from institution to institution while the deadline for applying for the Quota scheme is usually 1 December every year.  Some courses and educational programmes may have other deadlines than this. Please contact the International Office at the university/college to which you want to apply for detailed information.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.  Please see the websites of each institution for detailed information about available courses, admission requirements and application procedures.  Applications forms are available from the websites of the universities and university colleges. All inquiries and applications should be sent directly to the International Office at the Norwegian Institution to which the student applies.

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Switzerland : UNIL Masters grants for foreign students

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To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis.

 Programmes concerned

Candidates must choose a Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except the Master of Medicine, Master of Arts in Public Management and Policy, Master of Arts in Sciences and Practices of Education. The grant may not be used for any complementary studies required to enroll on the Master’s degree and may not be used for EMBAs or Masters of Advanced studies.

 

 

Amount and duration of the grant

 

The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme (according to the programme, one-and-a-half years or two years subject to deduction for paid placements or exempt semesters, if any). Abandonment of the programme results in suspension of the grant.

Required conditions

 

  • The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university.
  • The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.

Selection procedure

 

Candidates complete the “UNIL Master’s Grant” form and submit their application to the Office for socio-cultural affairs (SASC, Unicentre, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, info.sasc@unil.ch) by 15 December 2013 at the latest. The application is examined by the University Rectorate to determine whether the candidate is admissible. In the event of a positive decision, the application is forwarded by the SASC to the UNIL Faculty responsible for the Master’s on which the candidate wishes to be enrolled. The Faculty selects applications and notifies the SASC of its opinion based on the candidate’s qualities, motivation and suitability for the Master’s programme. The SASC forwards shortlisted applications to the selection committee which will award grants to students meeting all criteria according to the available budget.

Decisions are not open to appeal.

Selection criteria

 

The grants are intended more particularly for students who distinguished themselves in their university studies and who have difficulty meeting their financial needs for the duration of the Master’s. It is however necessary that the candidates have sufficient financial means to support themselves during the complementary studies that may be required prior to enroll on the Master’s degree.

Application deadline for autumn semester 2014 and spring semester 2015

 

Applications must be submitted to the Office for socio-cultural affairs before 15 December 2013.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 15 December 2013

UNIL Master’s grants


To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis.

Programmes concerned

Candidates must choose a Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except:

– Master of Medicine
– Master of Arts in Public Management and Policy
– Master of Arts in Sciences and Practices of Education
– Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
– Master of Law in Criminal Sciences, judiciary mention
Caution: For the Master of Law, students can apply for the scholarship Master for two of the seven references proposed, namely: “International and Comparative Law” and “legal theory.”

The grant may not be used for any complementary studies required to enroll on the Master’s degree and may not be used for EMBAs or Masters of Advanced studies.

Amount and duration of the grant

The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme (according to the programme, one-and-a-half years or two years subject to deduction for paid placements or exempt semesters, if any). Abandonment of the programme results in suspension of the grant.

Required conditions

  • The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university.
  • The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.

Selection procedure

Candidates complete the “UNIL Master’s Grant” form and submit their application to the Office for socio-cultural affairs (SASC, Unicentre, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, info.sasc@unil.ch) by 15 December 2013 at the latest. The application is examined by the University Rectorate to determine whether the candidate is admissible. In the event of a positive decision, the application is forwarded by the SASC to the UNIL Faculty responsible for the Master’s on which the candidate wishes to be enrolled. The Faculty selects applications and notifies the SASC of its opinion based on the candidate’s qualities, motivation and suitability for the Master’s programme. The SASC forwards shortlisted applications to the selection committee which will award grants to students meeting all criteria according to the available budget.

Decisions are not open to appeal.

Selection criteria

The grants are intended more particularly for students who distinguished themselves in their university studies and who have difficulty meeting their financial needs for the duration of the Master’s. It is however necessary that the candidates have sufficient financial means to support themselves during the complementary studies that may be required prior to enroll on the Master’s degree.

Application deadline for autumn semester 2014 and spring semester 2015

Applications must be submitted to the Office for socio-cultural affairs before 15 December 2013.

Italy : 101 PhD positions at University of Trento

Admission to Research Doctorate can be done only by public selection. Announcements for Selection are published every year between February and July. For details about examination&# 39;s schedule please refer to the webpages of the selected doctoral school.

Available applications for Doctoral courses by the University of Trento are listed below.

International Doctoral School in Biomolecular Sciences 29 cycle
Deadline Thu 26 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)

PhD Program in Humanities 29th cycle
Deadline Wed 25 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)

Doctoral School in Mathematics 29th cycle
Deadline Wed 18 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)

Doctoral School in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering 29th cycle
Deadline Mon 30 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)

Doctoral School in Materials, Mechatronics and System Engineering 29th cycle
Deadline Tue 24 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)

Doctoral School in Physics 29th cycle
Deadline Tue 10 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)

Doctoral Course in Comparative and European legal studies 29th cycle
Deadline Wed 18 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)

Further Information

Application Deadline : 26 September 2013

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Doctoral courses

PhD courses available at the University of Trento for the academic year 2013/2014 (29° cycle):

Scientific Area:

Humanities Area:

Cognitive Area:

 

Admission to Research Doctorate can be done only by public selection. Announcements for Selection are published every year between February and July. For details about examination’s schedule please refer to the webpages of the selected doctoral school.

Available applications for Doctoral courses by the University of Trento are listed below.

Scientific Area Doctoral Courses – Doctorate Office – Science and technology
Via Sommarive 14 – 38123 Povo – Trento
tel. +39 0461 281667 – 1669 – 2194
fax +39 0641 281699
dottorati-collina@unitn.it
Office opening hours: from Monday to Friday: 10.00-12.00.

Humanities Area Doctoral Courses – Doctorate Office
Via Verdi, 26 – 38122 Trento
tel. +39 0461 282188-1753-2193-1428-2377
fax +39 0461 282191
dottorati-citta@unitn.it
Office opening hours: from Monday to Friday: 10.00-12.00; Tuesday: 14.00-16.00.

Cognitive Area Doctoral Courses – Doctorate Office Rovereto
Corso Bettini, 84 – 38068 Rovereto
tel. +39 0464 808416
fax +39 0464 808407
dottorati-rovereto@unitn.it
Office opening hours: Monday: 10.00-12.00; Wednesday: 14.30-16.00; Friday: 10.00-12.00.

 

International Doctoral School in Biomolecular Sciences 29 cycle
Deadline Thu 26 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)
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PhD Program in Humanities 29th cycle
Deadline Wed 25 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)
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Doctoral School in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering 29th cycle
Deadline Mon 30 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)
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CIBIO – Declaration of Interest Form 2013
Deadline Wed 02 Oct 2013 01:00 (Italian time)
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Doctoral School in Materials, Mechatronics and System Engineering 29th cycle
Deadline Tue 24 Sep 2013 16:00 (Italian time)

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Europe : Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship-IT4BI

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Business Intelligence (BI) promises an organization of the capability of collecting and analyzing internal and external data to generate knowledge and value, providing decision support at the strategic, tactical and operational levels. Now that we live in a knowledge society, people and organizations are immersed in a constantly flowing torrent of information, and businesses succeed or fail based largely on how effectively they collect, clean, transform, integrate, store, explore, analyze and monitor this information to predict future trends and make the best decisions. To succeed in this day and age, organizations can no longer afford to treat information and communication technologies as administrative tools, but need to embrace them as a strategic asset and embed them fully in their decision-making process.

 

The added value of IT4BI consists of:

 

  • a two-year, English-language course in BI, given by world-renowned European institutions who jointly designed the courses and programme, including three choices of specialisation,

 

  • the first curriculum in Europe covering the broad scope of scientific and technological fields supporting today and tomorrow\’s Business Intelligence systems,

 

  • strong connections with research and industry, offered by 5 full partner HEIs cooperating with 12 industrial associated partners, 2 national research institutes, 2 regional public authorities, 4 HEIs around the world, and a European HEI network, all contributing to the programme and its development.

Applications for 2014-2016 to open September 9th

The new application session for 2014-2016, starts from September 9th, 2013.
As previously, that there are two distinct application periods, one for those applying for a scholarship, and the other for those applying as fee paying (i.e., self sustained) students. More information on the admission page.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 15 December 2013

Admission

Application Procedure

The application session for 2014-2016, starts from September 9th, 2013 onwards (see details below). Candidates are required to apply via the IT4BI online application form. Importantly, Category B students currently on their last year of Bachelor can submit their application even if they have not yet their diploma. If they are selected they need to submit their diploma and final grades for the last year not later than June 30th, 2014.

 

Candidates are informed that their personal data will be sent to the Agency and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of Erasmus Mundus (i.e. European Commission, Erasmus Mundus National Structures, EU Delegations, Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association) for facilitating the student/doctoral candidate access to the joint programme.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply to IT4BI, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

  • They have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree (i.e., the equivalent of 180 ECTS) with a major in computer science, from an accredited university. The university has to be listed in the International Handbook of Universities/World List of Universities or other Institutions of Higher Education, or be included in the following university rankings:

    Applicants could also use the following link to check if the University complies with this criterion: http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/list-heis. Please refer to the FAQ for questions regarding Bachelor’s degree.

  • They must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The consortium will rely on how certification bodies evaluate their own equivalences against this framework, e.g., Cambridge General English FCE, IELTS (Academic) 5.5, TOEFL (paper based) 570, TOEFL (computer based) 230, TOEFL (internet based) 88, etc. Please refer to the FAQ for questions regarding proof of proficiency in English.

Application Periods

There are two application periods. Students applying for a scholarship must apply between September 9th, 2013 and December 15th, 2013. Those applying as self funded students must apply between March 1st, 2014 and April 30th, 2014 or June 30th, 2014 depending on the nationality. The deadlines are recalled below:

 

  • Students applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship: December 15th, 2013.
  • Students not applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship:
    • Non European students: April 30th, 2014
    • European students: June 30th, 2014

 

Selected candidates will be notified after validation of the consortium selection proposal by the European Commission.

Important dates are summarized below:

 

Application opening for scholarship September 9th, 2013
Application deadline for scholarship December 15th, 2013
Deadline for uploading reference letters January 7th, 2014
Deadline for uploading proof of Bachelor degree
(Non-European)
March 31st, 2014
Deadline for uploading proof of Bachelor degree
(European)
June 30th, 2014
Preliminary decision of the scholarship End of February 2014
Deadline for receiving paper documents No later than 1 month after the preliminary decision
Formal confirmation of the scholarship May 2014

 

Application opening for fee paying students March 1st, 2014
Application deadlines for fee paying students
(Non-European)
April 30th, 2014
Deadline for uploading reference letters for fee paying students
(Non-European)
April 30th, 2014
Deadline for uploading proof of Bachelor degree for fee paying students
(Non-European)
April 30th, 2014
Preliminary decision for fee paying students
(Non-European)
End of May 2014
Deadline for receiving paper documents for fee paying students
(Non-European)
No later than 1 month after the preliminary decision
Application deadlines for fee paying students
(European)
June 30th, 2014
Deadline for uploading reference letters for fee paying students
(European)
June 30th, 2014
Deadline for uploading proof of Bachelor degree for fee paying students
(European)
June 30th, 2014
Preliminary decision for fee paying students
(European)
Mid July 2014
Deadline for receiving paper documents for fee paying students
(European)
No later than 1 month after the preliminary decision

 

Start of the academic year September 2014

 

Selection procedure

Applications will be scored according to the following categories:

 

    • Domain of the bachelor : Points will be assigned proportional to the percentage of Computer Science credits in the curriculum.
    • Academic results : This will be calculated as the weighted average of the marks in the different subjects.
    • Other studies : A second bachelor or master will score depending on the obtained credits in computer science. Extra-curricular courses taken will be scored based on lecturing hours taking.
    • Professional experience : Points will be given by year of work on IT or BI position (regarding the position held and the topic).
    • Personal project : Points will be assigned based on the following categories: organisation, sequencing, content, vocabulary and word choice, critical thinking, originality and creativity, accuracy of facts.
    • Reference letters : Points will be assigned based on the approval, comments and reputation of the referees, as testified by the reference letters and the referees’ H-factor.

 

 

A final ranked list of candidates, based on all obtained points, will thus be produced. A main list containing the top 20-25 students will be submitted to the European Commission for scholarship approval. A reserved list is also produced.

Visa conditions

To apply for a visa as a self-funded student, you will need to have a financial guarantor. The guarantor must be able to prove that he has a monthly income that is sufficiently high for him to be able to pay you 604€/month, while retaining 973€/month for himself and 150€/month for each dependent. If these conditions cannot be met, the Belgian consulate will not issue a student visa.

Note that it is very difficult, and in some cases impossible, for an accompanying spouse or partner of a non-European student, to obtain a visa.

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10 doctoral positions,sociology, history, political science and social anthropology.

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Description: We are seeking highly motivated researchers with genuine interest in an academic environment that fosters creativity through interdisciplinary exchange. Successful candidates are expected to conduct research within the doctoral programme, and in the end receive the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in history or sociology. The Graduate School promotes research in the fields of sociology, history, political science and social anthropology.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in sociology, history, political science, social anthropology or gender studies; applications from related disciplines are welcome. We strongly encourage women and candidates with an international background to apply. All information on the application process and the evaluation procedure can be found at: www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/bghs/bewerbung/stellen. Applications – in English or German – must be submitted online by 15 October 2013.

Terms of employment: The position is a 2 year part-time appointment (65 % full-time equivalent, salary scale TV-L13) with the option of a 1.5 year extension upon positive evaluation. The BGHS is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create a workplace free from discrimination.

Qualified candidates with severe disabilities or similarly disabled candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Bielefeld University has repeatedly received awards for its gender equality policy and is certified as a family-friendly university. We encourage applications from women, in particular in the areas of science, technology, IT and industrial trades, and all applications are treated in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalia Gender Equality Act.

For more information, please contact Ruth Pohl-Grund: application-bghs@uni-bielefeld.de

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