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

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students/Bachelor/Master Degree

Utrecht University
Bachelor/Master Degree

Deadline: 1 Dec/1 April (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts September 2013


Brief description:

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.

Host Institution(s):

Utrecht University, Netherlands



Field of study:


International Bachelor’s programmes:

•  Economics and Business Economics
•  Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht

International Master’s programmes offered by the following Graduate Schools:

•  Graduate School of Geosciences
•  Graduate School of Humanities
•  Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance
•  Graduate School of Life Sciences
•  Graduate School of Natural Sciences
•  Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Number of Awards:

Approximately 55 scholarships are available.


Target group:

Outstanding prospective students including international students applying for one of the aforementioned programmes (see above).



Scholarship value/inclusions:


Selected students are awarded a scholarship up to 28 350 euro per year.

Important Note: Students should be aware that the grant is NOT a full scholarship. It is necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance study and stay completely. As one of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands, students from abroad must prove to the IND (immigration and naturalisation office) that they have sufficient financial means.



The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship. The applicant should:

•  Not have the Dutch nationality;
•  Hold a non-Dutch secondary school diploma;
• Have been admitted to an International Master’s programme within one of the Graduate Schools mentioned above, the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business Economics or to University College Utrecht;
•  Hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree (for a Master’s programme) or secondary school diploma (for a Bachelor’s programme), or an equivalent thereof;
•  Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable);

Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:

•  Their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
•  The academic quality and results of the preceding education, as evidenced, for example, by grades, test scores, publications, letters of recommendation;
•  The quality and relevance of the motivation letter (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
•  The quality and feasibility of the financial plan in the application;
•  The quality of the application itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

Application instructions:

It is not possible to apply for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship. You must have been admitted to selected International Master’s or Bachelor’s programmes (see above) to be considered for the scholarship. From the list of admitted students, the Selection Committee of the programme will select eligible candidates on the basis of the selection criteria mentioned above.

Prospective Bachelor’s students in Economics and Business Economics who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 April. Prospective Master’s students who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 December.

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

UK : 100 PhD Scholarships at University of St. Andrews

The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413 making it Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. Over the past six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe’s leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research. This is an historic moment for the University as we look back on six centuries of tradition and of belief in the value of people, ideas and excellence. It falls to the present generation to preserve these values for the generations to come.

As we stand on the threshold of our seventh century, the University is to invest in the future of the next generation of world-leading researchers by launching a new prestigious PhD scholarship scheme. These anniversary scholarships are available from September 2013 and comprise fees plus an annual stipend of up to £15,000 for three years. These scholarships are available across all the disciplines in the Arts & Humanities, Sciences, and Medicine. Up to 100 anniversary scholarships are available.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic quality and research promise, and are open to all to apply. General advice on how to apply for a PhD place and how to be considered for an anniversary PhD scholarship can be sought from PG Admissions Office by emailing pgrecruitment@ st-andrews. ac.uk.

Specific details on how to apply in a particular discipline may be obtained via the Director of Postgraduates for each School.

Closing date 18th January 2013

2013-14 GCSS & IOR-ARC Scholarships for Malaysian Students in India

For 2013 -14 academic year, the Government of India is offering scholarships for Malaysian students to study at Indian Universities. It funds six scholarships under the General Cultural Scholarship Scheme (GCSS) for pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate degrees or research program and two scholarships under the IOR-ARC Scholarship Scheme for pursuing postgraduate courses only. These scholarships will cover tuition fees, living allowance, house rent allowance, thesis and dissertation expenses and study tour expenses. Applications form should be submitted by post before 14 February 2013.

Study Subject(s): The scholarships cover all courses except Medicine and Dentistry related courses.
Course Level: Students wishing to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate degrees, or research at Indian Universities can apply under the GCSS, while the IOR-ARC Scholarship Scheme is for Post-Graduate courses only.
Scholarship Provider: The Government of India
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility: The candidates should meet the following selection criteria: (i) the candidate should have the eligibility to apply for the postgraduate course, (ii) should be proficient in English, and (iii) should not have serious health problems. Priority will be given to students who have never studied in India before. Applicants are also advised to do due diligence and research on the specific admission criteria laid down by the various Universities for each postgraduate course, and ensure that they submit all relevant documentation as required by the Universities in addition to the certificates mentioned in the ICCR Scholarship Application Form.

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

Scholarship Description: The Government of India is offering six scholarships under the General Cultural Scholarship Scheme (GCSS) and two scholarships under the IOR-ARC Scholarship Scheme to meritorious students from Malaysia for the academic year 2013-14. Students wishing to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate degrees, or research at Indian Universities can apply under the GCSS, while the IOR-ARC Scholarship Scheme is for Post-Graduate courses only. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will administer these scholarship programmes. Several institutions in India for various courses including Engineering / Architecture / Technology, Humanities / Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management / Business Administration, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture / Animal Husbandry, Science, Law, Dance and Music, etc., are covered under these scholarships.

Number of awards offered: The Government of India is offering six scholarships under the General Cultural Scholarship Scheme (GCSS) and two scholarships under the IOR-ARC Scholarship Scheme.

What does it cover? The scholarships provides for tuition fees, living allowance, house rent allowance, thesis and dissertation expenses, and study tour expense. Please note that no airfare will be provided under these scholarship schemes.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The duly filled-in ICCR Scholarship application form as per guidelines, along with the relevant enclosures should be submitted or posted to the address latest by 14 February 2013.