UNIRAZAK Master / PhD Research Scholarships for Malaysian and International Students, 2013/14


Universiti Tun Abdul Razak

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) is inviting applications for postgraduate research scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to pursue the degree of Master of Science (Management) or Doctor of Philosophy (Management). Each scholarship recipient will serve as graduate research assistant to the principal investigator and will also be assigned a research supervisor by the Graduate School of Business to guide him/ her to programme completion. Full time students are expected to devote half of their 40-hours week to the assigned research project and the other half to pursuing the completion of their degree and teaching or carrying out administrative duties as appropriate. In addition to the scholarship, research assistants will have the opportunity to receive stipends.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are available to pursue the degree of Master of Science (Management) or Doctor of Philosophy (Management). Each scholarship recipient will serve as graduate research assistant to the principal investigator of one of the following research projects: Service innovation, Halal supply chain, Social network development, Sustainability management, Economic and social indicators, Emotional labour, Service commercialisations and Transgenerational entrepreneurship.
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to pursue the postgraduate research program at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.
Scholarship Provider: The postgraduate research scholarship is funded by the Government of Malaysia through theFundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) and the Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS).
Scholarship can be taken at: Malaysia

Eligibility: This is an open competition; however, a different programme fee structure applies to international applicants. Applicants must fulfill general entry requirements set by the Graduate School of Business.

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

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak

Scholarship Description: UNIRAZAK is now recruiting suitably qualified individuals to pursue the degree of Master of Science (Management) or Doctor of Philosophy (Management) at UniversitiTun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK). The postgraduate research scholarships are funded by the Government of Malaysia through the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) and the Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS). The award of scholarship to students undertaking a postgraduate research programme on a part-time basis will be at the discretion of the project’s principal investigator and scholarship panel. In addition to the scholarship, research assistants will have the opportunity to receive stipends. Date of commencement as a research assistant can be as early as 1St August, 2013. All postgraduate students will be required to attend a series of research related courses.

Duration of award (s): A full time student is expected to complete his/ her studies within the minimum duration of one (1) year for the Master of Science (Management) student or two (2) years since Doctor of Philosophy (Management). The continuity of this award will be based on the student’s academic performance and his/her fulfillment of the stipulated work requirements.

What does it cover? A postgraduate research scholarship covers the cost of LOCAL tuition fee amounting to RM16, 200 for Master of Science (Management) or RM24, 240 for Doctor of Philosophy (Management). These scholarships are not cash awards, however, research assistants may receive stipend, as previously stated.

How to Apply: In order to be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the following:
-online application for admission to the Graduate School of Business; and
-Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application Form.
Email the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application Form together with a letter of interest, to Dr. Dewi Amat Sapuan, Bureau for Excellence in Research and Teaching, at dewi-at-unirazak.edu.my. Please state “2013 – 2014 UPRS” as a subject.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 29th July, 2013.

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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.
-Other

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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TICA’s Scholarships for Thai International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP), 2013/14

 

Royal Thai Government’s Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) is offering fully funded scholarships for Thai international postgraduate programme (TIPP) at Khon Kaen University, Kasetsart University, Naresuan University, Mae Fah Luang University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Mahidol University, Prince of Songkla University, Chiang Mai University and Institute of Dermatology in Thailand. Each university is offering selected courses. Applicants from selected developing countries are eligible for these scholarships. The application deadline is November 30, 2013.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are offered in the themes Sufficiency Economy, Global Warming, Food Security and Public Health for the given master courses: Rural Development Management, Science program in Sustainable Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, Energy Technology and Management, Environmental Management and Technology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Food Science, Agriculture (International Program), Postharvest Technology, Pharmacy Program and Agricultural Biotechnology, Engineering Program in Environmental Engineering, Diploma Degree in Dermatology and  Dermatosurgery, Public Health, Primary Health Care Management and Nursing Science (International Program).
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded for pursuing postgraduate taught degree program in Thailand. All courses will equip graduates with a Diploma’s degree or Master’s degree.
Scholarship Provider: Royal Thai Government’s Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
Scholarship can be taken at: Thailand

Eligibility: To be considered for the Royal Thai Government Postgraduate Degree Programme, applicants must:
-Be nominated by their respective governments;
-To be under forty (45) years of age;
-Be academically qualified to attend the study;
-Have a good command of written and spoken English.
-Be in good health, both physically and mentally;
Each participant should have a health certificate provided by an authorized physician. This form is also attached together with the application form. Pregnancy is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participation in the course.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Scholarships offered under the Thai International Postgraduate Programme for the 2014 academic year are available to prospective government officials from the Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Marshalls Islands, Micronesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Island, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Uganda and Vanuatu.

Scholarship Description: The Thai International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP) established in 1999, with the aim of expanding Thailand’s commitment to fostering cooperation partnerships among developing countries.  The programme set up by the Royal Thai Government’s Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is designed to provide fully-funded fellowships to allow outstanding students to study in Thailand. An important aspect of the programme is its focus on enhancing educational standards in the Asian region while helping to improve cross-cultural understanding and relationships between Thailand and its development partners. The first TIPP courses began in the 2000 academic year with students from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. The programme has now been expanded to include applicants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Marshalls Islands, Micronesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Island, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Uganda and Vanuatu.

What does it cover? The following costs will be borne by the Royal Thai Government and administered by Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA):
-A round-trip air ticket: An economy class air ticket from an appropriate international airport to Bangkok will be issued to each awardee by a representative of Thai Airways International, or through the National Airline Office in the awardee’s country. A return air ticket will be issued and provided to each awardee before their course ends. Should the awardees buy the air tickets by themselves, without TICA’s special instruction, they are not eligible to reimburse its expenses from the Royal Thai Government.
-A settlement allowance and a monthly living allowance in Thai Baht
-Accommodation for the duration of the awardee’s stay in Thailand
-Tuition and supplementary fees (paid directly to the training institute)
-Life and health insurance: Health services relating to dental treatment, glasses and any kind of sickness that happened before awardee arrive Thailand are not covered by the health insurance provided by the Royal Thai Government.

Notification: The selection results will be released to the respective governments in March 2014. Applicants should contact their government’s focal agencies for the list of awardees.

How to Apply: Applicants wishing to apply for the Thai International Postgraduate Programme must be nominated by their respective governments. They should complete the TICA application form (available from Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulates) and submit it to the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in their home country.  The forms will then be forwarded to TICA for screening.Applications must
Be made on TICA’s Scholarship Application Form;
Be typed;
Be endorsed by the applicant’s working agency and government;
Be forwarded to TICA through the Royal Thai Embassy in the applicant’s country;
Include medical examination forms that have been completed by a certified medical practitioner;
Include copies of degree certificate and transcripts (mark sheets) of the applicant’s studies in English;
Include copies of English language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS);
Be submitted along with the additional requirements of each course.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Complete applications should reach TICA before November 30, 2013

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2013-2014 Taiwan Scholarship for Indian Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in Taiwan

Ministry of Education TaiwanThe Ministry of Education (MOE) is offering scholarship for Indian students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate study in Taiwan. For 2013/2014 academic years, it offers total five scholarships covering tuition fees up to four years for undergraduate programs, two years for master programs and up to four years for doctorate programs. The MOE also offer a stipend of NTD 15,000 (undergraduate) and stipend of NTD 20,000 (postgraduate). Applicants can apply till March 31, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Courses offered by the university
Course Level: The MOE awards outstanding Indian students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Taiwan.
Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Education Taiwan
Scholarship can be taken at: Taiwan

Eligibility:
(i) Applicants must be an Indian national with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), with an excellent academic record, and be of good moral character.
(ii) Applicants are ineligible if they meet the following criteria:
1. Are R.O.C. nationals or overseas Chinese students
2. Are already registered or have obtained student status at any university/college in Taiwan. Graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule.
3. Have already studied in Taiwan for the same level of degree as the one in which they currently intend to enroll.
4. Are exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and international universities/colleges.
5. Have been a recipient of the Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five years.
6. Have had, in the past, their Taiwan Scholarship or Huayu Enrichment Scholarship from the MOE revoked.
7. Are recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or education institutions in Taiwan. This excludes subsidies offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding the scholarship limit.
(iii) Applicants should apply directly for admission within the deadlines specified by each university/college listed in the “Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools”. Applications for admission outside of the universities/colleges participating in the Taiwan Scholarship Program are automatically disqualified and will not be returned.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of India can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Ministry of Education TaiwanIn an effort to encourage outstanding India students to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding and friendship between Taiwan and India, the Ministry of Education (MOE) establishes the Taiwan scholarship program.

Number of award(s): Total number of scholarship is five (5) for 2013-2014 academic years.

Duration of award(s):
-The maximum period of each scholarship is four years for undergraduate programs, two years for master programs, and four years for doctorate programs. The maximum length of the total awards for each recipient undertaking a combination of studies is five years.
-Annual award periods begin on September 1st and continue until August 31st of the following year. Recipients must arrive in Taiwan and enroll at their admitting universities/colleges withinprescribed period unless delays have been approved by the relevant institutions and the MOE. If recipients fail to arrive in Taiwan for registration during this period, their award will be revoked with no deferrals.
-Subsistence allowances begin from the month of the recipients’ registration at the universities/colleges and end when the award period expires or upon the recipients’ graduation, withdrawal, suspension, expulsion, or revocation of the scholarship.

What does it cover?
-Tuition and payment of academic fees, including credit fee. Upon validation of tuition and above fees, the MOE awards each recipient per semester up to NTD40,000. (Approximate US$1,400.00). If the total amount of these fees should exceed NTD40,000, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by either the recipient, or the recipient’s college, whereas over NTD40,000 are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Tuition and academic fees do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, Internet access, all of which are payable by the recipients.
-Subsistence allowance: The MOE offers each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD15,000.(Approximate US$520.00); it offers each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD20,000. (Approximate US$700.00).

Notification: Candidates and alternate candidates and their awarding universities/colleges are to be notified by May 31, 2013.

How to Apply: Application form should be done on typewriter or computer, and only send by certificate mail. E-mail application form or send in person will not be accepted. Applicants should send the following document within the period specified enclosed with their application to: Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in New Delhi, N-88, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi-110017. Tel:11-41090545.  Failure to include any of these documents renders the application incomplete, and the applicant will not be further considered for the scholarship, without further notice:
(i) Taiwan Scholarship Application Form.
(ii)  A copy of the applicant’s passport or other nationality certificates.
(iii) A copy of the highest degree and academic transcripts. If issued by international educational institutions, these documents must be authenticated by an overseas Representative Office or be sealed and delivered by the awarding institutions. Documents in a language other than Chinese or English must be translated into Chinese or English and the translated documents must be authenticated.
(iv) A copy of admission application materials to universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g., copies of application fee remittance, application form, receipt of application from universities/colleges, e-mails,).
(v) A copy of a language proficiency certificate:
1. A copy of results or certificate for the “Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language” (TOCFL) Level3 or above.
2. For applications to all-English programs, a copy of TOEFL test scores or other recognized English language proficiency exams or degrees awarded in English must be submitted.
(vi) Two letters of reference signed and sealed in envelopes (i.e. from the principals, professors, or supervisors). Photo copies and email submissions of letters of recommendation will not be considered.
(vii) Additional documents as specified by the individual representative offices.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for application is March 31, 2013.

2013/2014 MOFCOM Master Degree Scholarships for Developing Countries Students in China

MOFCOM Master Degree ScholarshipsThe Government of the People’s Republic of China through the Government of Fiji is offering master degree scholarships for developing countries’ students. The scholarship is offered to study master program at East China Normal University [ECNU], Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) , China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) and Community University of China (CUC) in China. The application deadline is different for each university.

Study Subject(s): These Scholarships for Developing Countries are offered for study international master of education in educational leadership and policy at East China Normal University [ECNU], master of public administration in Chinese governance at Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU), master program in international relations at China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU)and international master of international communication at Community University of China (CUC).
Course Level: The scholarship is available for pursuing master program.
Scholarship Provider: The Government of the People’s Republic of China through the Government of Fiji.
Scholarship can be taken at: China

Eligibility:  -For ECNU: Applicants must be officials at divisional level in education administrative departments, or educational MOFCOM Master Degree Scholarshipsmanagement personnel at middle or high level in schools, with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, aged under 45 from developing countries.
-For SYSU: From developing countries, government officials at or above director level, academic institution leaders above director level in colleges or departments or administrators at equivalent level.Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification.Have a minimum of three years working experience in relevant fields, not more than 45 years old. Native English speakers or non-native English speakers with evidence of fluency in English demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL or IELTS test score; a GRE score is desirable but not required.
-For CUC: Applicants should be governmental officials at middle or higher career level, researchers or administrators at middle or higher level, staff of academic institutions with requisite experience, or senior managers in media related fields. They should be under 45 years of age and in good health. They should have at least 3 years of relevant working experience. For applicants whose native language is not English, English proficiency should be sufficient to enable graduate level course studies and thesis writing. Please submit TOEFL or IELTS test score if possible.
-For CFAU: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in areas related to politics. Previous work experience in International Relations preferred.For applicants whose native language is not English, evidence of fluency in English must be demonstrated by a minimum of 80 in TOEFL ibt Test or 6.0 in IELTS Test.The age of applicants should be between 20-40.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of developing countries can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Government of the People’s Republic of China through the Government of Fiji is offering four (4) master’s scholarship awards for the 2013-2014 academic years.

What does it cover? The scholarship will cover the following expenses:
-Tuition Fees,
-Allowances, Other Expenses:
-Accommodation (dormitory of a training institute),
-A medical check-up,
-Dormitory Charge,
-Field Study (accommodation, transportation, travel insurance),
-Return Airfare,
Medical Insurance for participants to cover for cover medical treatment.

Notification: -For ECNU: Admission result will be announced on June 20 2013
-For SYSU: Admission Notice Issued: around 20th, June 2013
-For CUC: Admission Letters will be issued on July 20th, 2013.
-For CFAU: Admission Notice Issued:Early July, 2013

How to Apply: Documents are to be submitted to the PSC Overseas Training Unit, Centre for Training and Development on or before the mentioned deadlines. The applications must include the following
– Application Form,
– Personal Statement,
– Bachelor Degree transcripts,
– Two(2) letters of recommendation,
– Three(3) recent passport size photos,
– Employment verification,
– Copy of first page of passport and
– Foreigner Physical Examination Form.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for application at For ECNU: May 15, 2013; For SYSU: 31th,May 2013; For CUC: June 30th, 2013; For CFAU: May 31st, 2013