Master in ARCHaeological MATerials Sciences Scholarships

Applications to the ARCHMAT: ERASMUS MUNDUS Master in ARCHaeological MATerials Sciences can only be submitted onlineusing the integrated application database available by clicking the APPLICATION link in the top bar

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER FIRST BY FILLING YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS. You will be then sent an email with a link where you will validate your registration and select a password of your choice to be used when you enter the Application procedure database

Call for Applications for the 2014-2016 edition open on the 15th of October 2013


Deadline is at 23.59 hours CET on the 31rst of January 2014


Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on “the protection of individuals with regards to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data”

The candidate is informed that if she/he is selected and proposed for a scholarship, put in a reserve list or enrolled on a self paying basis, his data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the ERASMUS MUNDUS (EM) Programme and will be made available to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Agency of the EU, the EM National Structures, the EU delegations and the ERASMUS MUNDUS Student and Alumni Association, acting as stakeholders of the Programme




Candidates have to upload all of the following documents during the different stages of the application procedure


– Proof of nationality (passport copy with photo) ¹
– Scanned (translated) copy of the University diploma required for the enrolment in the ARCHMAT (Bachelor/I cycle degree in Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Biology-Biochemistry, Archaeology, Conservation Science, Cultural Heritage Studies) ²
– Scanned (translated) Copy of transcript of study results ²
– Curriculum vitae and Studiorum (EUROPASS format)
– Motivation letter (maximum 1 A4 page)
– Letter of recommendation by two academic referees. On your application page, you will be asked to name the two referees of your choice. The two referees will be contacted directly from the ARCHMAT Selection Committee and they have to submit their reference directly to the ARCHMAT secretariat and not through you
– Scanned copy of TOEFL Language Proficiency Certificate 87 [iBT] or of IELTS Certificate (minimum overall band score =6) or Cambridge Certificate or proof of at least 1 year English-based instruction at University level ¹
– Scanned declaration signed by the candidate that the eligibility criteria for a EM scholarship described in the SCHOLARSHIP section of the ARCHMAT website have been fulfilled


¹ For Citizens (passport holders) of the following countries no English language test is required: Antigua e Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe
² Selected Candidates will be requested to supply by post a Certified Translated Copy of the University Diploma and a Certified, Translated Copy of Transcript of Study Results before the start of the ARCHMAT Master Course


The ARCHMAT Selection Committee is composed by:

President: Nick Schiavon (ARCHMAT Coordinator – Universidade de Evora – Portugal)
Member: Evangelia Varella (ARCHMAT Partner – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece)
Member: Giovanni Ettore Gigante (ARCHMAT Partner – Universita Roma La Sapienza – Italy)


The consortium will take any steps to ensure equal opportunity to all candidates with no discrimination regarding gender, race and nationality according to EACEA standards. Geographical Balance criteria will be applied by setting a maximum of 2 selected candidates from each country of origin

Prior to the start of the selection procedure an eligibility check will be performed on each candidate. The Eligibility check will cover the following aspects:

• respect of application deadline
• completeness of the application file
• eligibility of the candidate in relation to the general Erasmus Mundus Programme scholarship criteria as listed in the SCHOLARSHIP section of the ARCHMAT website and of the ARCHMAT specific eligibility criteria as defined in the APPLICATION section of the ARCHMAT website

Eligibility Decision will be made by the administrative staff at the Coordinating Institution under the supervision of UE administrative Chief Officer

Ineligible Applicants will be informed immediately after the eligibility check and provided information on the appeal procedure

Each eligible application will be evaluated by the ARCHMAT Selection Committee according to the scoring table and weighted criteria as indicated below:


Criteria %
Academic and/or Professional Excellence 30
Academic potential 20
Research/Work Experience 20
Motivation Letter 15
Recommendation Letters 10
Language skills 5


At the end of the selection procedure, two absolute ranking main lists and two reserve lists (for Category A and Category B students respectively as defined in the SCHOLARSHIP section) of admitted students in decreasing order of merit and according to the number of scholarships available will result and decisions will be made only on these lists. Non-admitted students (i.e. eligible candidate who do not fulfill ARCHMAT selection criteria, i.e. with scores < 60 points out of 100 and who would not be enrolled even on a self paying basis) will be notified immediately

The selection list of admitted students proposed for scholarship award according to the number of awards made available each ARCHMAT edition by the EU for category A and Category B students and according to the two respective ranking lists will be submitted to the EACEA agency of the European Commission by the end of February of the year following the application deadline. For more info see section SCHOLARSHIPS AND FEES

Admitted students (score > 60 out of 100 points) who do not qualify for a scholarship due to the limited number of individual scholarships available and are in the reserve list can still be admitted to the ARCHMAT MASTER Course on a self-paying basis up to a total number of ARCHMAT student of 25 (to ensure smooth running of the course). Self-Paying candidates will have to provide adequate proof of financial sustainability for the whole course duration


Further Information

Application Deadline : 31 January 2014

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for Canadian and International Students, 2014/15

The government of Canada offers PhD scholarships for Canadian and international students in Canada. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher learning. Students must be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation. Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided to study any one the course offered by the Canadian universities.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD level at Canadian universities.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility: To be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS), you must:
-Be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation;
-Be seeking financial support to pursue your first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD);
-Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral studies and research at the nominating university (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD); note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding);
-Have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2013.
-Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your university, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Applicants are encouraged to contact the university for its definition of a first-class average; and
-Not already have received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
-Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
-World-class doctoral students
-Who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Scholarship Open for International Students:Canadian and international students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.


Number of award(s):Not Known

Duration of award (s): Scholarship is offered for three years.

What does it cover?Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.

Selection Criteria: Candidates are evaluated and selected based on the following  criteria:- Academic excellence, as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions.
-Research potential, as demonstrated by the candidate’s research history, his/her interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, the potential benefit to Canadians, and any anticipated outcomes.
Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability), as defined by the following qualities:
-Personal achievement: professional involvement in dance, arts, music, etc., significant artistic achievement, recognized athletic achievement, especially in a leadership role, entrepreneurial achievement (startup company); and/or foreign travel and study.
-Involvement in academic life: -mentoring/teaching, supervisory experience, involvement in student government and in the university community, including committees, teams, senate, boards, ethics committees, etc. project management: roles in professional societies; and/or
-Organization of conferences and meetings.
-Volunteerism/community outreach: -community involvement in charity or not-for-profit organizations.
-Civic engagement: -parliamentary page positions and internships, political activity; and/or elected positions.

Notification: Successful candidates are notified of the competition results in April 2014.

How to Apply:Applications are prepared by the student and submitted to the university by the nominating university’s internal deadline (set in ResearchNet by the nominating university) using the ResearchNet application system.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 6, 2013.

Note: Each Canadian university has an internal deadline date for students to submit their applications. The Canadian university should be contacted for this information.

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Hungarian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Hungarian Government

Deadline: 8 April 2013 (annual)
Study in:  Hungary
Course starts AY 2013-2014



 Brief description:

Through the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office, the Hungarian Minister of Education and Culture offers scholarships for foreign students and professors of higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian institutions of higher education or research. Scholarships can be applied for under two systems:

Bilateral Agreements: Scholarships are awarded to citizens of countries (and territories) that have a valid/effective educational co-operation programme with Hungary, or a bilateral agreement signed by the Hungarian Government or the Ministry of Education and Culture of Hungary and the relevant ministry of the given country (or territory).

Scholarship Pool: Various types scholarships are available to students from selected countries/territories.

Scholarships are available for (A) semester/partial studies; (B) postgraduate studies – research; (C1) full PhD programmes; (C2) partial PhD studies; (D) postdoctoral studies – research; (E) research stay; and (F) summer courses.

 Host Institution(s):

Hungarian Higher Education Institutions

 Field(s) of study:

 These scholarships allow for study or research in any field of arts and sciences during the granted period at an accredited Hungarian higher education or research institution to be determined in advance.

 Target group:

Countries eligible under Scholarship Pool:  Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium,  Brazil,  Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Republic of the Philippines,  Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania,  Singapore,  Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Countries with Bilateral Agreements:  China, Columbia, Mongolia, Palestine,  Yemen, and Vietnam.

 Scholarship value/inclusions:

 A.  Semester/partial studies (3-10 months)

HUF 40,460 stipend per month, paid by the host institution, and student hostel accommodation in a university residence hall paid by the scholarship-holder.

B.  Postgraduate studies, research (3-21 days or 1-10 months)

HUF 79,200 stipend per month and HUF 70 000 accommodation allowance per month, for scholarships 21 days or shorter, accommodation allowance and a stipend of HUF 3000/day.  These amounts are paid by the HSB Office.

C/1. Full PhD programme (36 months)

HUF 100,000 per month, paid by the host institution, and student hostel accommodation in a university residence hall paid by the scholarship-holder

C/2. Partial PhD studies (12 months)

HUF 100,000 per month, paid by the host institution, and student hostel accommodation in a university residence hall paid by the scholarship-holder.

D. Postdoctoral studies,research (1-10 months)

HUF 118,800 per month and HUF 80,000 accommodation allowance per month, paid by the HSB Office.

E. Research stay (3-21 days or 1-10 months)

HUF 118,800 per month, and HUF 80,000 accommodation allowance per month, for scholarships lasting 21 days or shorter, accommodation allowance and a stipend of HUF 3000/day.  These amounts are paid by the HSB Office.

F. Summer courses in 2013 (1-4 weeks)

Tuition-free courses, free accommodation and meals.

NOTE: The scholarship is meant to cover the living expenses of one person only, so there is no available financing or visa exemption for accompanying members of the family or any other persons. Neither visa related fees nor any other costs related to the grantee’s stay in Hungary shall be compensated for.  Travel expenses to Hungary and back to the country of origin are not covered by the Hungarian Scholarship Board.

Citizens of all other countries staying in Hungary for more than 1 month are covered for medical treatment in case of sudden illness. Except emergency cases none of the costs of dental care are covered. Scholarship-holders staying in Hungary for less than 1 month are required to make their own arrangements for insurance coverage.



A – semester/partial studies (3-10 months)
Available for: undergraduate (BA/BSc) and graduate (MA/MSc) students (enrolled at foreign higher education institutions), especially those majoring in Hungarian Language and Literature and students participating in a single degree track university programme (such as General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Studies, Veterinary Studies, Architecture, Studies in Law, etc.). Before application, students are required to have completed minimum two semesters at their home institutions. For “Type A” scholarship students may apply only on one occasion during their Bachelor’s studies, and once during their Master’s studies.

B – postgraduate studies, research (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
Available for: applicants holding a Master’s degree or an equivalent university degree, including PhD students who intend to do research for their dissertation and wish to stay in Hungary for less than 10 months. (However, PhD students cannot earn credits during the scholarship period at the host university.)

C/1 – full PhD programme (36 months)
Only students proficient in Hungarian can apply. The scholarship is conditional upon successful entrance exam/ admission to the respective doctoral school.

C/2 – partial PhD studies (10 months)
Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at an accredited higher education institution in their home country or in a foreign country (but not in Hungary).

D – postdoctoral studies, research (1-10 months)
Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree.

E – research stay (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
Available for associate professors or high-ranking academics as well as researchers holding minimum a PhD or an equivalent degree.

F – summer courses in the summer of 2013 (2-4 weeks)
Only courses published in the list of “Summer Courses 2013″ on the HSB website can be selected. You may select three different courses but your scholarship will allow you to participate only in one course

Cases for Non-Eligibility

•  Foreign citizens with a residence permit or in the course of applying for a residence permit in Hungary cannot apply.

•  Men and women, who have an employment contract or employment relationship as defined by the law in Hungary cannot apply

•  Students applying for part-time or correspondence study programmes cannot apply.

•  Students applying for non state-financed universities cannot apply.

•  Students admitted to tuition fee-paying institutions of higher education cannot apply.

Age Limits for Applicants

•  30 years for scholarships for semester studies

•  40 years for scholarships for postgraduate studies

•  35 years for scholarship for PhD scholarships

•  45 years for postdoctoral scholarships

•  There are no age limits for the following types of scholarships: research stay and summer courses.

 Application instructions:

 Applications must be submitted in two ways – ONLINE through the HSB website and in printed version sent by post. For those applying under the system of bilateral agreements the application deadline might be earlier, as determined by the national scholarship office of the given country.  Deadline is 8 April 2013.

It is important to read the 2013-14 Call for Applications and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Global Scholarships for International Students at York University Source Canada,Bachelor Programm

York University
Bachelors (BS) Degree

Deadline: 15 March 2013 (annual)
Study in: Canada
Course starts September 2013

Brief description:

The University of York offers Global Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships. United World College Scholarships, and International Entrance Scholarships for international students who would like to take a full-time undergraduate degree at University of York.

Host Institution(s):

York University in Ontario, Canada

Field of study:

Any undergraduate program in one of the following Faculties:  Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Science & Engineering, Schulich School of Business.

Number of Awards:

Only one candidate per school will be considered for this award.

Target group:

The scholarships are open to international students from around the world.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Global Leader of Tomorrow Award: $60,000 ($15,000 x 4 years)

United World College Scholarship $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years)

International Entrance Scholarships: $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years)

To renew the scholarship, one must maintain a high academic standing (7.80 on a 9-point York scale) in each academic year at York.


•  You MUST be applying for September entry.
• You MUST be an international student who is required to have a Study Permit to study in Canada.
•  You must be nominated by your high school.
• You must be applying to the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree program in one of the following Faculties: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Science & Engineering, Schulich School of Business.
• You must possess an excellent academic record (“A” average or equivalent) and have other accomplishments such as community service or excellence in the arts, sports or other areas of individual achievement. (Exception: York University Entrance Award)
• Demonstrates leadership skills

Important Note: Please take note of the specific eligibility criteria of each scholarship.

Application instructions:

The deadline for applications is on 15 March 2013. You are required to fill up the scholarship application form and submit supporting documentation (listed in the form).

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme Pakistan

ga Khan Foundation
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 March (annual)
Study in:  any Country
Course starts 2013

Brief description:

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.  Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.

The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network. Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.


Field of study:

Any; not specified.

Target group:

The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants. At present, these are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.


Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.  See selection Criteria below.

Scholarship Criteria:

The main criteria for selecting award winners are: l) excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and 4) thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans. Candidates are also evaluated on their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment. Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest.

Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement. The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.

Application instructions:

The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st each year from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their countries of current residence. Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained, or to the address indicated on the front of the form. They should not be sent to Geneva. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 March, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.