Scholarship MSc in Dependable Software Systems

Awarded Best New Postgraduate Course of 2013

**Scholarship Applications for September 2014 student intake close on 15th January, 2014** 

**Teaching Scholar Applications welcome at any time**

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The National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) in Ireland; the University of St. Andrews (UStA) in Scotland; and Université de Lorraine, Nancy (UL) in France are offering a two-year double Master Programme, named Erasmus Mundus MSc in Dependable Software Systems (DESEM) Click here to download the Brochure.

Course Objective: Our objective is to provide students with the knowledge, skill and in-depth technical understanding of the key concepts required to design and build dependable software systems. This will be achieved by bringing together the theory and practice of software development and, in particular, through the transfer of knowledge from the classroom via research driven and commercially relevant projects.

Degree Description: The double-degree will be achieved over two years, through the allocation of 120ECTS. Students will study in two of the three partner universities, achieving a diploma supplement from each university in which they accomplish 60ECTS from the DESEM Programme.

A student will achieve the double Erasmus Mundus MSc in Dependable Software Systems, through studying the relevant course components at two of the three partner universities.

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Switzerland : Master Grant for Six outstanding students

Six outstanding foreign students are eligible for monthly financial support for the duration of a Master’s programme. The Master Grant is awarded for all programmes offered by the University of Bern with the exception of Biomedical Science. For more information about the offered programmes please visit Master-Programmes as well as Faculties.

1. Value and Duration of Funding

The monthly payment is 1’600 Swiss Francs (for further information on costs of living in Switzerland, see FAQs).
The Grant is first awarded for a period of 13 months starting 1 September 2014. When the Grantee demonstrates academic progress, the Grant is prolonged for the entire regular duration of the Master’s programme.

Besides the above-mentioned financial aid, the Grant covers also the ordinary registration- as well as semester fees for the entire regular study period.  However it is important to note that all grantees must pay per semester 55 Swiss Francs for administrative costs in the admissions office as well as the membership fee for the student union

2. Nomination Process

Nomination of the Grantees is a multi-step process. In the first stage the focus lies on the completeness of the application files. A committee of experts will then nominate the Grantees according to criteria of qualifications, potential in the field, academic goals as well as reasons and motivation for choosing to pursue a Master’s degree in Bern.

3. Eligible for a Grant are Persons

Whose permanent domicile at the time of application is outside of Switzerland, and who obtained their Bachelor’s degree outside of Switzerland

  • Whose Bachelor’s degree is in the relevant field of study
  • Who will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree no later than July 2014


4. The Application Must Contain


  • The application form;
  • A motivation letter, integrated in the application form, in the language of instruction of the chosen Master’s programme;
  • Recommendation letters by two professors of the home university. These must be printed on official letterhead and duly signed;
  • A certificate of language proficiency in the language of instruction, e.g. TOEFL, Goethe-certificate, etc, (Level: German C1, English B2);
  • One photocopy of the Bachelor’s degree or a confirmation (no older than three months) from the home university that the applicant will graduate by the end of July 2014;
  • One photocopy of the transcript of records;
  • One photocopy of the baccalaureate (school-leaving or university entrance certificate).


Depending on the Master’s programme, additional documents may be required. As soon as your application reaches the third stage of the nomination process, you should be prepared to swiftly submit such documents. Please check what documents apply to your case: Additional Documents to be Submitted (pdf, 82KB)


5. Submission Deadline


The complete application, in duplicate and packed in one parcel, must arrive no later than 30 November 2013 at:


University of Bern
International Office
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern


Any applications arriving after the above-mentioned deadline will not be considered.


6. Communication with the International Office of the University of Bern


The International Office will communicate with applicants in the following manner:


  1. Upon arrival of the documents, all applicants will receive an acknowledge of receipt per e-mail
  2. After the first evaluation, rejected applicants will receive an e-mail (about January 2014)
  3. After the second evaluation stage, rejected applicants will receive an e-mail (about March 2014)
  4. Applicants who are nominated or put on the waiting list will receive an e-mail (End of March/Beginning April 2014)

7. Remarks

Submitted documents will not be returned. Please send us NO originals.

  • Master Grant applications are not accepted as regular enrolment in a Master’s programme.
  • Fulfilment of the prerequisites does not guarantee entitlement to the Grant.
  • Reasons for rejection cannot be provided individually.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 30 November 2013

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2013/14 ARUS International Doctoral Program at University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany Read more: 2013/14 ARUS International PhD Program : 2013 2014 Scholarship Positions

University of Duisburg-Essenof Duisburg-Essen offers ARUS International Doctoral Program in Germany. International doctoral candidates can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is provided for Advanced Research in Urban Systems (ARUS). Two scholarships are offered for the tenure of six semesters (3 years). The scholarship covers a stipend of € 1,000.00 / month. Scholarships are available in graduates ARUS engineering, planning, space, social sciences and humanities courses that locate their research subjects in an urban context. The International Doctoral Program application closing date is April 30, 2013. Applications should be sent by post.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided for Advanced Research in Urban Systems (ARUS). Placing great emphasis on trans-departmental collaboration and interdisciplinary research on crucial issues in urban studies.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: -The program is ARUS Aimed at graduates with backgrounds in the social sciences, humanities, education, engineering, or urban planning.
-Graduates from Germany and abroad (or Comparable Masters degree, with above-average final marks) can apply.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Graduates from Germany and abroad can apply for this program.University of Duisburg-Essen

Scholarship Description: Training for reflection competent experts for the sustainable development of urban space with career opportunities in science and practice. The scientific study of the graduates will enable ARUS identify in prominent positions with responsibility complex urban problems, to describe, to analyze, to find solutions and to accompany their successful implementation competent.

Number of awards offered: Two scholarships are awarded.

Duration of award(s): ARUS is a demanding three-year research program of high academic quality and offers candidates a variety of academic advising and support opportunities. Selected foreign doctoral students receive a stipend of € 1,000.00 / month granted over three to four years.

What does it cover? ARUS and the DAAD award two scholarships (1000 € per month for two years, option for extension) for dissertations (in English or German) to be written by a foreign student (students from emerging nations are preferred) in the field of urban studies.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: By submitting the application, applicants are applying for a scholarship automatically. If they are among the best candidates / inside, then they will receive a scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The International PhD application closing date is April 30, 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

2013 International Scholarships for 15 Master and PhD Program at University of Madrid, Spain Finance and Management

Universidad Carlos IIIThe Business Department at Charles III University of Madrid (Universidad Carlos III) is offering 15 international scholarships for master and PhD program in management and quantitative methods, either in the finance track or management track. The scholarship provides approximately 14,000 euros (before taxes) for two years which may be extended up to three years at most, if renewed. The application deadline is April 22, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are offered to qualified students to take part in the PhD/Master in Management and Quantitative Methods, either in the Finance track or Management track.
Course Level: The Business Department isofferingscholarships to qualified students to take part in the PhD/Master program at Charles III University of Madrid, Spain.
Scholarship Provider: The Business Department at Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Scholarship can be taken at: Spain

In general, admission requirements to the program entail possession of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with quantitative training in the field of economics or business administration. Graduates with quantitative foundation (statistics, mathematics, engineering, etc) will also be considered.
-Access is also open, under the same requirements, to students in possession of a degree obtained under foreign educational systems, after verification by the university, that the degree accredits a level of education in the issuing country equivalent to that of the official Spanish bachelor’s degree, and gives access to master studies.
-Candidates must certify a minimum score in any of the following tests that are standard parameters for most of the prestigious international universities: TOEFL: 550 (Paper Based Test), TOEFL: 210 (Computer Based Test), TOEFL: 80 (Internet Based Test), IELTS: 6.0. Presentation of CPE (Certificate of Proficiency English) or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) will also be accepted as a proof of English proficiency. In rare cases, a test conducted by the Language Laboratory of the Universidad Carlos III itself can be taken into account.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Business Department at Charles III University of Madrid is requesting applications for its Master in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods. The objective of the scholarships is to prepare highly qualified and motivated students to carry out original research in the fields of finance and management with a thorough preparation in empirical methods and statistics.

Number of award(s): The department is offering 15 scholarships to qualified students.

Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for 2 years. Scholarships, if renewed, may cover an additional period of up to three years at most.

What does it cover? Selected candidates receive a yearly scholarship of approximately 14,000 euros (before taxes) for two years. This scholarship is renewable for students that are accepted into the PhD program. Renewals will be made individually and conditional on the student’s academic and research performance. Scholarships, if renewed, may cover an additional period of up to three years at most. Scholarship recipients are required to act as Teaching Assistants in those subjects and degrees in which the Department is involved.

How to Apply: To apply applicants will need the following documentation:
-Application form
-Two letters of reference (model form). Letters of reference must be sent directly by the authors to the following email address: . Note, that we will NOT accept letters of reference sent by applicants directly
-Certificate of grades received by the applicant as an undergraduate (and any postgraduate courses if applicable). Certificates must be stamped by the university and be in English or Spanish.
-Degree. If the applicant has not completed his/her degree, the applicant will obtain a certificate stamped by the university with the EXPECTED completion date.
-TOEFL exam grades or equivalent. For additional information please visit site
-Motivation letter
-Results from the GRE or GMAT (highly recommended).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 22, 2013.

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AIC International Students Scholarships Programme in China, 2013/2014 IB Diploma Programme or Pre Diploma

Alcanta International CollegeAlcanta International College(AIC) is offering scholarships for international students to excel at AIC and beyond. Students who apply to any AIC programme as full-time international students are eligible to apply for these scholarships. All scholarships apply only to the tuition fee. Three types of scholarships are available namely academic scholarships, merit scholarships and financial scholarships which are valued up to 100% of the tuition fee, 50% of the tuition fee and 30,000 RMB respectively. Applications must be postmarked by April 17, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is awarded to pursue courses available at Alcanta International College.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing IB Diploma Programme or Pre Diploma Programme at Alcanta International College.
Scholarship Provider: Alcanta International College (AIC)
Scholarship can be taken at: China

Eligibility: Students who apply to any AIC programme as full-time international students are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Recipients of the Academic Scholarship must maintain an IB total predicted score of minimum 30 points in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The international students can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: In support of the AIC Mission, Vision and Goals, and to create educational opportunities at AIC for international students of exceptional ability and potential, AIC is excited to announce its International Students Scholarship Programme for the 2013- 2014 academic year,valued at 1,000,000 RMB. The goal of the AIC International Students Scholarship Programme is to support exceptionally talented students and challenge them to excel at AIC and beyond, as well as to make the IB Diploma Programme and AIC education accessible to all gifted international students interested in building their future at AIC. AIC provides three types of scholarships: Academic Scholarships-are awarded to students with excellent overall academic performance. Merit Scholarships-Merit Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional ability or talent in the following areas: Art, Science and Service & Leadership. Financial Scholarships-are awarded to provide financial support for students who may otherwise not be able to attend AIC. The Pre-IB program has been specifically designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of the rigorous IB Diploma Program. The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of study that leads to examinations; it is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The programme incorporates the best elements of national systems without being based on any one. The goal of the International Baccalaureate Organization (“IBO”) is to provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgement, make wise choices, and respect others in the global community.

What does it cover? All scholarships apply only to the tuition fee. Recipients will be required to pay other fees such as boarding fee, meal fee, medical insurance costs and other expenses incurred for the programme that they are admitted to.
Academic Scholarships-Value up to 100% of the tuition fee
Merit Scholarships- Value up to 50% of the tuition fee
Financial Scholarships- Value up to 30,000 RMB.

Selection Criteria: Academic Scholarships-are awarded to students with excellent overall academic performance. Merit Scholarships-Merit Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional ability or talent in the following areas: Art, Science and Service & Leadership. Financial Scholarships-are awarded to provide financial support for students who may otherwise not be able to attend AIC.

Notification: Applicants must be available for interviews within two weeks following the deadline. Only in special circumstances and at the discretion of the Principal, will late applications be considered. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within two weeks after the interview.

How to Apply: To apply, please download and complete the International Students Scholarships Application Form and email or mail it together with your supporting documentation.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 17, 2013