Empowerment Through Education Scholarship Program

Empowerment Through Education Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program
Scholarship Program

WMF’s signature program, Empowerment Through Education (ETE), provides undergraduate scholarships to developing country nationals to study in their home country or a neighboring country. WMF believes it is important to educate people locally and to encourage WMF Scholars to become change agents in their local communities.

WMF Scholars study for degrees ranging from medicine to engineering. WMF encourages applications from those interested in pursuing degrees that will best help their local communities – medicine & health sciences, community development, law, education, social work, business, information technology, agriculture and engineering.  A major component of the ETE program is community service. All scholars are required to volunteer for a minimum of 100 hours per year in order to remain a WMF Scholar.

We believe that encouraging these young people to give back to their communities now will instill an ongoing, and lasting, commitment to community service throughout their lives. In 2015, WMF Scholars contributed over 6,100 hours of community service. WMF Scholars tutor at local schools and clinics, organize community events supporting literacy and education, organize health screening and disease prevention trainings and more.

Being a WMF scholar means a lot of things to me, but most importantly I would like to appreciate the fact that they believed in me, they gave me this opportunity to achieve my dreams. I grew up in a poverty-stricken area, and since childhood I have wanted to be a social worker, so they gave me this opportunity to actually change the community that I come from.
~Brian Omala WMF Scholar since 2012; graduated 2015, Kenya

Empowerment Through Education (ETE) Program

Our hope is that by providing the opportunity to further one’s education, our scholarship participants will not only be able to improve their own future, but also that of their own communities. The foundation believes in the power and importance of community service; therefore, all scholarship participants are required to volunteer for a minimum of 100 hours a year.

To learn more about the Empowerment Through Education Scholarship opportunity, please review the ETE Program Information Flyer and read the ETE Application Frequently Asked Questions Guide for 2017.

Empowerment Through Education (ETE) Application

Prospective Scholars

Our Ideal Candidate – A student, male or female, from a country in the developing world, who:

  • Successfully completed a secondary education, with good to excellent grades
  • Will be studying in his or her country or another country in the developing world
  • Plans to live and work in his or her own country after graduation
  • Has volunteered prior to applying for this scholarship and/or is willing to volunteer while receiving the WMF scholarship
  • May have some other funds available for his or her education, but will not be able to go to school without a scholarship

The scholarship awards are determined by the board of directors of the Wells Mountain Foundation and awarded once a year. Applications must be received by April 1 of each year to be considered for the following academic year.  The selected WMF Scholarship recipients will be emailed on August 1. Their names will also be published on our website homepage and the WMF Facebook page.  Those who do not receive a scholarship will also be notified after August.

Tips for Becoming a Competitive Applicant

The following are suggestions to enhance your Empowerment Through Education scholarship application:

  • Become a member of a community service group and record all of your service activities (dates, activities, time spent, photographs, etc.)
  • Collect your secondary school transcript, national exam results and grading keys to interpret your results
  • Request two letters of recommendation on official stationery from two people who know you professionally/personally and can showcase the reasons you deserve this scholarship
  • Have all of your documents translated into English
  • Always apply to the Empowerment Through Education Scholarship with the current application form (If it is for the year 2018, apply only with the 2018 application)

Important Dates

  • December 1, 2017 – The 2018 Empowerment Through Education program application will be available on our website. Completed 2018 Empowerment Through Education scholarship applications will start to be accepted on this date.
  • April 1, 2018 – The 2018 Empowerment Through Education scholarship application deadline.

Empowerment Through Education Program For 2018

Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted until April 1, 2018. Before applying, we strongly encourage you to read the Empowerment Through Education information Flyer and also the Empowerment Through Education Application Frequently Asked Questions document. These two documents will assist you in determining your eligibility and guide you in the application process.

The following are required elements for an application to be considered complete:

  • Clear personal photo
  • Two essays (topics are stated on application form)
  • 2018 application form
  • Personal essay statement
  • Two recommendation letters*
  • Official transcript of grades from secondary school
  • Official grading key to interpret grades**
  • Official transcript of grades from tertiary studies (if applicable)
  • Official grading key to interpret grades**
  • Official results from your national exam
  • Official grading key to interpret scores on your national exam**

*Recommendation letters vary throughout cultures. We have created ETE Recommendation Letter Guidelines to assist applicants in seeking letters that will be supportive of their application. Read this document and share it with the individuals who will be writing your letters of support.

**Official grading keys must be provided by the school issuing the grades or the government issuing the national exam. Grading keys that are not official will result in your application being disqualified. Contact your secondary school, university, or government for this document.

How To Apply

If you qualify, now is the time to apply for this exciting opportunity! Since 2005, we have supported more than 175 students worldwide. Please note that in our recent years, we have only been able to select approximately 3% of applicants to become a part of this program. The number we select is based solely upon limited funding, as nearly all applicants are extremely deserving. As our organization grows, so will the Empowerment Through Education program. We encourage you to apply AND to continue searching for additional ways to finance your education.

There are two ways to apply:  Online, or by mailing in a completed application packet to our office.

APPLYING ONLINE: You will be redirected to a portal where you will be asked to create a free account (username and password), fill out information and upload documents. We strongly suggest that you apply online as it will provide you with the opportunity to save your work and return multiple times. You will also guarantee that your application, once submitted online, will be received and reviewed.

File format types accpeted are: JPG, PNG, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF (version 10 or newer).  WARNING: Documents saved as a PDF file in Adobe versions 9 and older, will appear blank and your application will be considered incomplete.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

MAIL-IN: You will need to print the 2018 application form and it is your responsibility to clearly complete it and attach all required supporting documents before sending it to us. Applications must be received by April 1, 2018 in our office. Applications that arrive after April 1, 2018 will not be reviewed. This means that you must allow at least three weeks to mail your application to us from abroad. Only send one completed application. Incomplete or additional mailings with supporting documents will be discarded. We highly encourage applicants to apply online to ensure the delivery of their completed application. DO NOT email us completed applications with multiple attachments; we do not accept applications sent via email.

We wish everyone luck in preparing their applications.  We encourage all applicants to remember that acceptance in the Empowerment Through Education program requires a dedicated interest in community service, improving your nation, and working within your country after graduation.

Questions can be directed to: info@wellsmountainfoundation.org

ATTENTION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS!

It has come to the attention of WMF that someone is trying to defraud those who apply for our scholarships. No matter what you may be told there are NO FEES required to submit a scholarship application to the Wells Mountain Foundation! You only need to submit a complete application through our website, by our one deadline each year of April 1. If someone contacts you saying a fee is required, please forward that email to info@wellsmountainfoundation.org. We would very much like to prosecute this fraud.

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American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

American University
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 15 Dec 2017/15 Jan 2018 (annual)
Study in: USA
Course starts August 2018

Brief description:

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the US and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.

Host Institution(s):

American University, Washington DC, USA

Level/Field(s) of study:

Any undergraduate study offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

One (1) scholarship is available

Target group:

The scholarships are targeted to international students from any country who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and board). The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses (approximately U.S. $4,000).

It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance.

Eligibility:

Preference will be given to:

International students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and underrepresented global and socioeconomic backgrounds.
A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades.
A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service and to advancing the needs of people in their home country.
A minimum 95 TOEFL iBT, 7.0 IELTS or 600 paper-based TOEFL
You are NOT eligible to apply if:

– You are a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen of the U.S. and another country.

– You are enrolled in or have already begun any post-secondary studies at another university in your home country or the United States.

Application instructions:

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must complete the online scholarship application form and submit required supporting documents by 15 December 2017 or by 15 January 2018, at the latest.

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.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Complete the online AU EGLS application and Questions 1-4.
  2. Submit a bank letter and the AU Certification of Finances (AU CFIS) form – each demonstrating a minimum of U.S.$4,000. These can be scanned and emailed as PDF attachments to admissionsdocuments@american.edu.Examples of bank letters and the AU CFIS form template
  3. Submit your official TOEFL or IELTS score results if available (see preferred scores above). These can be scanned and emailed to admissionsdocuments@american.edu. International Admissions will call ETS or IELTS to verify scores on your behalf.
  4. Complete and submit the Common Application or Coalition Application, together with all supporting documents per checklist by priority deadline December 15, 2017, or by January 15, 2018 latest. Please note that students who do not complete their application by the deadline will not be reviewed.
  5. If you are applying through a program supported by EducationUSA such as USAP, CCC, Diana Kamal Scholarship, or similar, please provide a letter from your EducationUSA center’s adviser confirming your candidacy. You may request for them to send it to admissionsdocuments@american.edu as a PDF.
  6. If you are not selected as one of the finalists, you may still be considered for admission to American University, Washington, DC and eligible for partial merit scholarships. However, to continue the application process, you will need to submit proof of funds totaling U.S.$64,707 (estimated costs for first year of study).

** Skype interviews will be required for AU EGL semi-finalists and finalists. If you have any questions, please contact intadm@american.edu .

No need-based financial aid is available to international students.

Eligibility for federal and university need-based aid is limited to U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens who are currently living within the United States for purposes other than studying.

Our International Admissions team understands that students and parents have a lot of questions about financing an education in the U.S. That’s why we have compiled information about financial issues and merit scholarship opportunities for bothprospective, first-year international students and admitted first-year international students.

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Radboud Scholarship Programme for International Students

Radboud Scholarship
Radboud Scholarship

Radboud University
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 March 2018 (annual)
Study in: Netherlands
Course starts September 2018

Brief description:

The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a selected number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University.

Host Institution(s):

Radboud University in The Netherlands

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible English-taught Masters Degree Programme offered by the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Law.

See the complete list of supported programmes at the official website.

Number of Scholarships:

About 30 each year

Target group:

Non-EU/EEA International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship consists of a partial tuition waiver. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. For example: a grant holder in 2018/2019 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,060, instead of €9,879 or €10,856.

In addition, the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as those for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance. This amounts to about €940.

*The Radboud Scholarship is not a full scholarship and does not include living costs.

In the case of a two-year programme: to qualify for the grant during the second year, you need to have passed all courses in the first year.

Eligibility:

You will only be eligible to obtain a Radboud Scholarship if you:

    1. hold a non-EU/EEA passport
    2. are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
    3. have (will obtain) a Bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands
    4. have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme starting 1 September 2018 as stated in the formal letter of admission
    5. are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands
    6. are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master’s degree programme for which the scholarship will be awarded.

Application instructions:

The application for admission and the application for the scholarship is fully integrated, there is no separate procedure for the scholarship. You apply for a Radboud Scholarship by indicating during your application for admission that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae.

You must have completed your application for admission via the online application system OSIRIS Incoming Students before 1 March 2018.

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

 

Radboud Scholarship Programme

About the Radboud Scholarship Programme

The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a select number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University. The Radboud Scholarship Programme is very selective and is only intended for talented students who have obtained outstanding study results and are highly motivated to pursue a Master’s degree programme at Radboud University.
(If you’re interested in a Bachelor’s programme then please have a look at our scholarships for Bachelor’s students)

Scope of the scholarships

Each year about 30 Radboud Scholarships are awarded to selected talented non-EEA students for the duration of one of the Master’s degree programmes listed below:

Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies Faculty of Arts
Language and Communication Faculty of Arts
European Law Faculty of Law
Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Faculty of Medical Sciences
Philosophy Faculty of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies
Biology Faculty of Science
Chemistry Faculty of Science
Computing Science Faculty of Science
Information Sciences Faculty of Science
Mathematics Faculty of Science
Medical Biology Faculty of Science
Molecular Life Sciences Faculty of Science
Physics & Astronomy Faculty of Science
Science Faculty of Science
Anthropology and Development Studies Faculty of Social Sciences
Artificial Intelligence Faculty of Social Sciences
Behavioural Science Faculty of Social Sciences
Cognitive Neuroscience Faculty of Social Sciences
Pedagogical Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences
Social and Cultural Science Faculty of Social Sciences

Level and duration of the scholarship

The scholarship consists of a partial tuition waiver and pays for costs for visa and insurance. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. For example: a grant holder in 2018/2019 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,060, instead of €9,879 or €10,856. In addition the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as those for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance (Insurance Passport for Students (IPS)). This amounts to about €940. The Radboud Scholarship is not a full scholarship and does not include living costs. You can find an indication of what international students should count on spending for one year of living and studying in the Netherlands, on our website.

In the case of a two-year programme: to qualify for the grant during the second year, you need to have passed all courses in the first year.

Eligibility requirements

You will only be eligible to obtain a Radboud Scholarship if you:

  1. hold a non-EU/EEA passport
  2. are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
  3. have (will obtain) a Bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands
  4. have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme starting September 1, 2018 as stated in the formal letter of admission
  5. are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands
  6. are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master’s degree programme for which the scholarship will be awarded

Selection criteria

From the eligible candidates the Radboud Scholarship holders will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Talent: this means that you must have outstanding study results in your present field of study
  2. You are expected to be a promising student in your desired field of study at Radboud University
  3. Proven academic quality and good results of your prior education for example through grades, test scores, publications
  4. Quality of the recommendations in the two reference letters
  5. Motivation: based on your motivation letter for the Master’s progamme

Application procedure and documents required

The application for admission and the application for the scholarship is fully integrated, there is no separate application procedure for the scholarship. However, the selection for RSP and the admission to the Master’s degree programme are two separate processes. Admission to the programme does not imply selection for RSP.
You apply for a Radboud Scholarship by indicating during your application for admission that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae.

Deadline

You must have completed your application for admission via our online application system OSIRIS Incoming Students before 1 March 2018.

The faculty selects the grant recipients. You will be informed about the final decision by the International Office with respect to your application for a Radboud Scholarship before mid-May 2018. (date subject to change)

More information

For more information about the scholarship programme, contact the International Office via rsp@io.ru.nl.
Do not use this e-mail address for the application.

 

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11 Secrets to Winning Study Abroad Scholarships

11 Secrets to Winning Study Abroad Scholarships

Intro

I have found an interesting observation made by Elaina Giolando not long ago and she gives below a few helpful points of view regarding her experience that can teach you what to look for and what are 11 key points you should be looking for.

Her story:

Before I turned 18, I had never left the country before. My parents didn’t have the money to send me to college, so I knew early on getting a scholarship to go to school would be critical. I applied to 13 universities and wound up with a full ride to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Once at UNC, I vowed to go abroad as soon as I could find a way to afford it. I applied to dozens more scholarships, won 5, and spent every summer and a semester overseas. I studied Mandarin in China, did research on non-profits in Guatemala, studied the Chinese diaspora in Egypt, and even won a free spring break trip to South Korea. I’m about to share with you what works, so keep reading.

Your odds of getting money to study, volunteer, or intern abroad might be far higher than you expect.

But first, would you have guessed there are some major study abroad providers who had only 15 applicants for 12 scholarships? Or that the providers are disappointed because year after year they have to select lower quality winners just because there are too few applicants?

While many scholarships ARE very competitive, it turns out there are plenty of others that may be easier to win than you think. Your odds of getting money to study, volunteer, or intern abroad might be far higher than you expect: you just have to identify the opportunities, tell a compelling story, and actually hit “apply!”

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in setting up a financial plan for going overseas is not even applying for study abroad scholarships.

Here are 11 tips for study abroad scholarship applications that can help make your international dreams a reality.

1. Be Prepared to Work Hard for Study Abroad Scholarships

working on study abroad scholarships

Trying to get a scholarship, whether for full-time study or for study abroad, is hard work. You’ll probably need to apply to half a dozen opportunities for every one you hope to win. It’ll take time, so set up a schedule where every Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday night you sit for 3 hours and work on applications (or something to that effect).

If you need motivation, just look at your bank account and then at pictures of Tokyo or Brazil. Study abroad scholarships might be the only way.

2. Make a List of Everything You Qualify For

Start with your home university, then move on to external providers. Meet with folks at the career center or study abroad office. Find out what’s available, who’s eligible, what the requirements are, and when the deadline is. Make a spreadsheet in Google Drive.

Then move on to the bowels of Google. Search “study abroad + undergraduate + scholarship + country/language/major” and add those to the list. You’re going to wind up applying to as many as possible.

Try some of these:

3. Understand the Organization’s Goals and Values

Before starting an application, you have to understand your audience. Look at what the organization actually does, their mission statement or values page, and understand what seems important to them and how they talk about themselves. Then identify those keywords and values, and make sure you work those into your application.

4. Understand How They Evaluate Candidates

Who are they really looking for? Look at past winners or the detailed FAQ that’s probably on their website. Re-read the parts where they describe how candidates will be evaluated. Keep coming back to this and checking yourself and your application against each and every one of those criteria.

5. Consider Studying Critical Languages and Going to Less Commonly-Visited Countries

study abroad

This is part of the reason I wound up studying Mandarin so many years ago: there was so much support for it! While most American students are looking to go to Europe, there are lots of scholarships for those who want to get off the beaten path.

If those regions or languages appeal to you, consider taking the leap and refocusing on those opportunities. If 100 students want to study in Spain, your odds are 1:100; if 15 students want to go to Ghana, your odds are 1:15.

Even if you want to study a common language, try applying to study French in Senegal instead of France or Spanish in Panama instead of Spain.

6. Essay Tip: Avoid Generic Statements at all Costs

You have a unique story by virtue of being alive. So don’t say things like, “I want to explore new cultures” or “I’ve always been interested in Arabic.” Tell the story about the refugee family that moved down the block, or how you love Egyptian cinema, or befriended the Korean exchange student in middle school. Make your interests come alive through concise stories and personal experience.

Talk to your professors or other possible references early, get the verbal okay that they’ll support you.

Re-read your essay when it’s done. If anyone else in the whole world could stand up, read that essay, and claim it as their own, then you need to re-write it with elements that speak to who you and only you are.

7. Include a Plan for Giving Back

Even if the scholarship doesn’t require it, volunteer your ideas for how you’ll bring your experience back home to help others. Will you make short videos about famous landmarks in Asia and share them with the primary school teachers? Will you have a blog? Do a photography exhibition?

Make sure it’s something you can follow through on, but an orientation to using your time overseas for the benefit of more than just yourself is always appreciated.

8. Do THIS to Get Great Recommendations

Talk to your professors or other possible references early, get the verbal okay that they’ll support you, and then hand-deliver them a package that includes one page of (SHORT!) bullet-pointed information about the scholarship, a second page of (SHORT!) bullet-pointed information about you and specific examples of why you qualify, and your resume.

This makes it easy for references to write you a good letter of recommendation, should the scholarship require it.

9. Double Check Eligibility and Application Requirements

Before submitting anything, double check that you meet all the eligibility and that you have all of the application requirements satisfactorily completed. Many students wind up being disqualified because they’ve simply forgotten something.

Also, go back to the essays. If the prompt asked you to talk about your leadership experience, community involvement, and interest in the Middle East, have you done all three?

10. Print it Out and Read Everything Out Loud

study abroad

It’s hard to proofread things on a screen. Once you’ve finished your essays and have an updated resume, print it all out and read every word out loud — even your resume. Read through your application line-by-line, and correct grammar and typos in red pen.

Edit the digital version, and repeat the process until there are no errors. A few typos could stand between you and several thousand dollars, so don’t be that guy.

11. Apply Early

Even if there’s no preference indicated for early applicants, remember that all applications are being reviewed by humans — humans who most likely have other jobs and responsibilities besides selecting scholarship winners. Once the deadline is reached, those evaluators will be inundated with applications and may start skimming through applications.

You have the best shot of winning when someone reads your story, relates to it, and finds it an appealing fit for their organization’s money. If your application is in a stack of ten because you applied early, it is perhaps more likely to get a thorough read-through.

Remember, every little bit helps. Even if a scholarship award is only $1,500, that’s your round-trip international airfare right there! It all adds up.

If you’re in a stack of 100 along with everyone else who applied just in time, your chances could be decreased. This is just a theory I have, but it never hurts to apply early and look eager.

It All Adds Up

Remember, every little bit helps. Even if a scholarship award is only $1,500, that’s your round-trip international airfare right there! It all adds up. Not to mention, once you’ve completed one scholarship application, it’s that much easier to re-purpose your essays and recommendations to apply for dozens of other opportunities. It’s a numbers game, and if you have a strong profile and the determination, you can have a strong chance to win.

It’s also worthwhile to mention persistence. Maybe this year you don’t receive any scholarships. That just means you need to continue to do well in school, find outlets for your international interests that will improve your eligibility, and re-apply next year.

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International Scholarship in Medical Biochemistry at AIMST University in Malaysia, 2018

AIMST University

is now accepting applications for MSc Scholarship in Medical Biochemistry that is purely research-based. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

This programme is designed to train graduates to demonstrate basic knowledge in the fields of Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Information Technology, Genetic, Medical Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics.

AIMST University pledges to provide the best array of services and facilities to meet the discerning needs of our students. We have a range of specialist services ready to help and support them during their time with us. Our Student Affairs Officers will assist students in making arrangements for accommodation, transportation and even help to organize extracurricular activities for them.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue MSc programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Medical Biochemistry

Scholarship Award: The Student Affairs Division assists students in obtaining financial aid for their courses through a number of agencies. Students may apply for the National Higher Education Student Loan Scheme (Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional – PTPTN) upon enrolment to a degree programme at AIMST, provided they possess a minimum of three credits in their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

AIMST offers students with excellent performance in the SPM discounts on tuition fees upon enrollment in our Foundation programmes. The discount rate is based on the number of A’s obtained and could be as high as 70% of their tuition fees.

AIMST offers students with excellent performance in the SPM discounts on tuition fees upon enrollment in our Foundation programmes. The discount rate is based on the number of A’s obtained and could be as high as 70% of their tuition fees.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Malaysia

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Students must have Bachelor in Biochemistry (Hons) or other related science degrees. For international students, Pass IELTS with a minimum band of 5.5 or TOEFL with min 550 points if the medium of instruction is not English.

Duration:

1 year full-time or 2-year part-time study on campus

The language of Instruction:

English

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students must have Bachelor in Biochemistry (Hons) or another related science degree.

English Language Requirements: For international students, pass IELTS with a minimum band of 5.5 or TOEFL with min 550 points if the medium of instruction is not English.

Malaysia Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship is open for a 2018-2019 academic year.

Scholarship Link

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How to write a Personal Statement in few simple steps

Before Word

In order to apply for most of the international scholarships and even local, you need to write a personal statement.

Preferably to take into consideration would be also getting a letter of recommendation from one of your teachers or your school principle.

Follow the guidelines below and put some effort into getting all your documents in place to use for your application.

The School

doesn’t interview for areas so that this is a candidate’s only chance to demonstrate they’re a fantastic match for your program. Applicants must consult with the guidance here, in addition to guidance from UCAS when planning to finish this part of the program.

Please be aware that writing a personal statement after the instructions below doesn’t guarantee that an offer of admission. Personal announcements have been looked at on a relative basis and there’s a whole lot of competition for places in LSE.

You need to make sure your personal statement is coherent and structured and that you fully use the space available on UCAS. When you’ve composed a draft copy of your personal statement, you need to check the spelling, grammar, grammar and punctuation and check that it flows in a logical sequence.

Before You Begin writing, do your study

Before you begin writing your own statement, you need to visit our class guides. These guides provide advice on the program content of all our undergraduate programmes.

Therefore, as an instance, the Anthropology Admissions Selector will be very likely to favor a statement that focuses primarily on social anthropology – that can be taught at LSE – more than one that indicates the applicant is extremely curious about biological anthropology, or a joint degree with archaeology, because these classes aren’t offered in the School.

Likewise an individual statement that shows an interest largely in contemporary global history (the attention of LSE’s International History class) is very likely to be more aggressive than one that reveals an important interest in early history, as LSE doesn’t offer you any historical history components.

If you’re asking for a variety of slightly different classes, we advise that you concentrate your individual statement on the regions of overlap between these, in order for your announcement appeals to every one of your UCAS options. It’s very important to remember that LSE doesn’t accept replacement or supplemental private statements.

1 way to consider the personal statement is to reflect on what we anticipate from LSE undergraduates: we request them to find out about subjects related to their class, through reading or other adventures, and then go over the ideas they’ve encountered in academic documents. Here is the ability we search for in the personal statement and we recommend at least 80 percent of your announcement ought to be committed to this sort of academic dialogue.

The best way to reveal your broader involvement with your topic is totally your decision.

Our Selectors look for pupils who will best reflect on the adventures and instructional ideas they’ve encountered through the opportunities available for them, not people who’ve had the best chances.

If you aren’t certain where to begin, you may try listening to podcasts of LSE public occasions or appear in the prospectus for cases of suggested reading. Recall we’re interested not simply at an inventory of what you’ve read/encountered, but signs you’ve reflected on the educational thoughts.

To Assist You start, There Are Lots of questions you could consider:

What brought you to the topic?

Which aspects of the topic have fascinated you sufficiently to wish to examine it in degree level?

Is there a particular field of the topic you would like to concentrate on?

Which are the big problems in the topic, and what can you find most fascinating about these?

What are your ideas on such topics?

Perhaps you have developed your topic interest outside of your college research?

As an instance, have you ever undertaken some extra reading to broaden your understanding of this topic?

Perhaps you have attended lectures or researched online material concerning the subject?
Are you gained some skills from the other college topics that match your program to study your favorite subject?

Have you ever had the chance to undertake work experience related to your program? What you’ve heard from them?

Perhaps you have furthered your understanding of or interest in your chosen topic?

If you’re applying as a post-qualified pupil (ie, you’ve already obtained your last outcome), you might want to mention briefly what you’ve been doing as your examinations.

Please notice: You aren’t expected to just answer each of the questions over; those questions are only meant to provide you some advice regarding what to consider when writing your announcement.

In LSE you’re admitted to research a certain degree course so most of your own statement − at least 80 percent − should concentrate on your academic interest in that topic.

Many students prefer to incorporate some particulars of the extra-curricular activities like participation in athletics, the arts, volunteering or pupil. As our Selectors are most interested in your academic pursuits, we urge that no more than 20 percent of your announcement is spent talking extra-curricular pursuits.

Implementing to joint degree programmes

LSE provides a variety of joint degree programmes. If you’re applying to one of those programmes, you’re advised to give equal weighting to each topic on your announcement.

As an example, if you’re applying to our Government and Economics degree, you need to show signs of interest in the two subjects; a announcement weighted towards just 1 factor of this level will probably be significantly less aggressive.

Instance of a bad private statement

“I’ve always imagined coming to LSE because I was young. It’s been a fantasy of mine to research at this particular institution, which is well renowned for its social network classes.

I wish to study History since I wish to be a world class Historian, also believe that this level may help me. I’m particularly interested in Ancient History, especially the background regarding the Roman Empire. I’m fascinated by the manner by which the empire has been conducted, and also the events that caused its downfall.

“I had been the captain of the college soccer team, which has taught me the value of working collectively as a group, also enabled me to prioritise my time between my research and soccer practice. I believe that this has supplied me with all the expertise to successfully balance my social and academic life, and I intend to keep this equilibrium whilst at college.

This short illustration of a private statement is bad. The applicant has said an interest in history but they haven’t discussed this in depth or revealed any signs of broader involvement with the topic. Where the offender does speak about background, the conversation is shallow and centered on historical background, which LSE doesn’t provide as part of our background program.

The applicant has expressly mentioned LSE, which is very likely to be unattractive for their other options, also has wasted space record their International Baccalaureate themes, which could be revealed in the credentials section. The applicant has explained the way the background level will help them get the job they later desire, as opposed to what they’re excited about studying throughout the level.

The applicant has revealed about the transferable skills they’ve developed leading the soccer team. That is great, but it will be wonderful to find exactly the exact same degree of expression applied to academic subjects – this pupil has spent much more time talking about soccer than about background.

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Emergency Refugee Assistance Scholarship Fund

Very important for refugees :

Ethiopia and other countries in Africa and Middle Orient with young people that are living in refugees camps !!!

Emergency Refugee Assistance
Scholarship Fund

We are happy to announce that we have a scholarship dedicated to refugees.

In light of the recent worldwide refugee crisis, UoPeople has allocated funding for 500 refugees (predominantly from Syria), a one-of-a-kind opportunity to qualified students who are interested in earning an accredited American degree.

Generously donated in-part by Fondation Hoffmann, this scholarship is available to all students around the world who identify as a refugee or asylum-seeker. Recipients of this scholarship will have up to ten Assessment Fees funded. Upon completion of the funds awarded, students may apply for another scholarship, and thus potentially cover the entire cost of a 2-year Associate or 4-year Bachelor’s degree.

You are welcome to read this article published about University of the People’s efforts to aid the Syrian refugee crisis.

In order to apply for this scholarship, please click here to start your Online Application. Once you reach Step 4, please email your Admissions Advisor, or the Office of Admissions directly (admissions@uopeople.edu) with a request for more information about this scholarship.

APPLY NOW !!!

CHECK HERE TOO !

Other scholarships for refugees that we offer can be found Here:

Small Giants Refugees Fund

Myanmar Scholarship Fund

 

Contact Us

Contact Us for Admission

If you want to become a student at University of the People, please click ‘Apply Now’ to fill out our online application. For more information about the Admissions process, please contact us at admissions@uopeople.edu 

Contact Us for Student Requests

If you are already a student and need assistance, please contact us at Student.Services@uopeople.edu

Contact Us for Alumni 

If you are a graduate and have questions or comments, please contact us at alumni@uopeople.edu

Contact Us for Offered Internship 

If you are interested in offering internship opportunities to UoPeople students, please contact us at internships@uopeople.edu

Contact Us for Donations

You can help the University in 3 ways:

  • To register your interest in becoming more involved in University of the People by volunteering your time or services, please click here.
  • To make a monetary donation to University of the People, please click here.
  • To inquire about sponsorship, partnerships or other collaborative options, please contact us at donations@uopeople.edu

Contact Us for Media Inquiries 

For media relations, please contact us at communications@uopeople.edu


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General Info 

For all other inquiries, please contact us at info@uopeople.edu

Address

University of the People
(Office of Admissions)
225 S. Lake Ave., Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

Telephone 

USA: (626) 264-8880

UoPeople is a non-profit, tuition-free, online university whose resources are limited. As such, all our communication is handled via email. If you wish to call us, please leave a message with your email address and your Applicant/Student ID so we can get back to you via email as quickly as possible.

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University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

University of the People
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 14 Dec 2017 (annual)
Study in:  any Country (online)
Next term starts 1 Feb 2018

Brief description:

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. Using open-source technology, Open Educational Resources, peer-to-peer learning, and the assistance of academic volunteers, UoPeople is designed to provide access to university studies for qualified high school graduates, despite financial, geographic, societal or personal constraints. In February 2014, UoPeople received accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, a U.S. Department of Education authorized accrediting agency.

UoPeople offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program. The University has partnered with leading academics to provide high quality academic instruction and with international companies such as Microsoft and HP for internships, mentoring and career services to prepare the UoPeople student for employment following graduation.

Host Institution(s):

With a convenient virtual web address, the University of the People is accessible anytime, anywhere with any internet connection. UoPeople academic leadership comes from top universities such as Harvard, Yale, NYU, Cambridge, Oxford and many more. UoPeople has partnered with Yale University for research and New York University.

Fields of study:

UoPeople offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program.

Target group:

Students from all over the world. Currently the university has students from over 200 countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

University of the People is an American online university offering distance-learning courses. University the People is a tuition-free, non-profit institution. The University does not charge students to take classes, does not charge for any reading and other study materials, as well as does not charge for annual enrollment.

In order to remain sustainable, University of the People charges processing fees per end-of-course-exam. These processing fees are collected towards the end of each course, and not at the start of your studies.

However, for those individuals who are unable to afford even these minimal fees, UoPeople offers a variety of scholarship funds to cover all, or part, of the processing fees. These funds are designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of its students.

Some of the scholarships can be found below:

Emergency Refugee Assistance Scholarship Fund – open to all students

Fondation Hoffmann Scholarship – open to all students

UoPeople General Scholarship – open to all students

Vietnamese Scholarship Fund – students from Vietnam

To see all available scholarships >>

Eligibility:

UoPeople accepts students who have graduated high school, have access to a computer and the Internet and have sufficient English skills to study at the University. Applicants need to complete the application requirements and undergo an application process in order to be accepted into the program.

Application instructions:

The admission process is administered in 5 terms annually.  The next deadline is 14 December 2017 for term starting 1 February 2018.  Interested applicants should apply today.

For detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship and the University in general, please visit the official website.

Website:

University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

You’ll find below based on country a certain type of scholarship:

UoPeople Full Scholarships List of all available scholarships: http://www.uopeople.edu/tuition-free/our-scholarships/

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Chalmers Scholarships for International Students

Chalmers University of Technology
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Jan 2018 (annual)
Study in: Sweden
Course starts August 2018

Brief description:

Chalmers will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships in 2018, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, to prospective fee-paying students.

Host Institution(s):

Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden

Level/Field(s) of study:

Unrestricted – all of the current Master’s Programmes at Chalmers

Number of Scholarships:

50

Target group:

Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

•  A 75% reduction of the tuition fees (4 semesters / 2 year programme)
• Students who excel during their first year of studies may receive an increased scholarship reduction, which covers 85% of the tuition fee during the second and final year of studies
•  No funds are transferred to the scholarship laureates

Eligibility:

• Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education

• 1st year Master’s Programme applicants

The selection is based on the applicants’ relative academic excellence, which primarily includes weighted average grade but also home university´s stature (including position on global ranking lists) and priority order of the application for Chalmers Master´s programmes.

Application instructions:

To apply, you must first make an online application to one or several Master’s programmes at Chalmers at the website universityadmissions.se. Each applicant is assigned an 8 digit application number (from your application for Master’s programmes at universityadmissions.se) and this number is required in order to complete the scholarship application. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2018.

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

IPOET

Description
Chalmers will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships in 2018, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, to prospective fee-paying students. The scholarships are administered and awarded by Chalmers.

Selection
The selection is based on the applicants’ relative academic excellence, which primarily includes weighted average grade but also home university’s stature (including position on global ranking lists) and priority order of the application for Chalmers Master’s programmes.

Fields of Study
Unrestricted – all of the current Master’s programmes at Chalmers.

Available to

  • 1st year Master’s programme applicants
  • Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university studies

Amount

  • A 75% reduction of the tuition fees (4 semesters/2 year programme)
  • Students who excel during their first year of studies may receive an increased reduction, which covers 85% of the tuition fees during the second and final year of studies
  • No funds are transferred to the scholarship laureates

Deadline: 15 January 2018

 

How to apply for scholarships

 Preparation
  1. Apply for a Master’s programme
    Scholarship applications will only be processed after the corresponding online application for Master’s programmes at universityadmissions.se has been completed, including having submitted all the required documentation verifying your eligibility and having paid the application fee. Only applicants fulfilling the eligibility requirements for the Master’s programmes applied for will be considered for a scholarship.
    How to apply for a Master’s programme
  2. Rank your programmes
    The ranking of the Master’s programmes that you applied for (no. 1 to 4) is crucial for the assessment of your scholarship application. To maximize your chances of being offered a scholarship from Chalmers you should select a Chalmers programme as your number one priority.
    Ranking of Master’s programmes
  3. Read the requirements
    Read the requirements for each of the scholarships thoroughly before submitting your application
    Requirements for the scholarships

 Scholarship application for the academic year 2018/19

The scholarship application is an online application, consisting of two steps. We encourage you to apply for scholarships as soon as possible, but no later than 15 January 2018, since this will greatly expedite the assessment process. However, there is no correlation between how early an application is made and the likelihood of receiving a scholarship.

Note, You must first make an online application to one or several Master’s programmes at Chalmers at the website universityadmissions.se (see section 1-3 above). Each applicant is assigned an 8 digit application number (from your application for Master’s programmes at universityadmissions.se) and this number is required in order to complete the application (step 2 below).

Step 1
 Fill in and submit the request to require a personal link to the scholarship application form.You must make sure to use the same e-mail address as the one used in your application atunviersityadmissions.se
Request to require a personal link (opens in new window)
Step 2
Soon after you have submitted the request (step 1), you will be sent a personal link to the scholarship application form. Please note that it may take a few days until you receive the link. If you have not received it, please check your junk mail.

Make sure to have your 8 digit application number (from your application for Master’s programmes at universityadmissions.se) at hand. This is of extreme importance, since your scholarship application is connected to your current application number on universityadmissions.se. The number will start with digit 1 and it is required in order to complete the application.

In this step you will also be prompted to submit a letter of (intent) motivation in your personal account at universityadmisisons.se. If you haven’t done it already, be sure to do so before 1st of Februar

universityadmissions.se

Please note that the electronic application form is used only for the scholarships awarded by Chalmers. You may apply for multiple scholarships provided that the eligibility requirements are fulfilled.
All submitted data must be verifiable against the documents submitted as part of your Master’s programme application at universityadmissions.se

Your scholarship application will not be considered unless you have paid the application fee and uploaded required documents on universityadmissions.se by 1 February 2018. An incomplete scholarship application will not be considered.

Please note, Additional data is required by Chalmers when applying for the following scholarship.
Sievert Larsson Scholarship (available to Thai citizens only).

Notification and mandatory confirmation requirement
Scholarship notifications will be sent out by e-mail by Chalmers between March and Mid-April.
In order to keep your scholarship offer, you have to confirm that you accept the offered scholarship. Instructions will follow in your scholarship offer notification. Make sure to confirm by the specified deadline.

 Related links

Scholarship regulations 2016 (pdf) for students awarded a scholarship managed by Chalmers

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AFRICA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan Africans in USA, 2018

 The Africa Region of the World Bank Group (WBG) is now accepting applications for WBG Africa Fellowship Program for PhD students and recent graduates who are Sub-Saharan nationals. Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in field offices, getting hands-on experience in development work.

Started in 2013 by World Bank Africa Vice President Makhtar Diop, the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program aims to build a pipeline of Sub-Saharan African researchers and professionals, particularly women, who are interested in working in the development field at home or abroad, and in starting careers with the WBG.

The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3% and Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.

Fellows are expected to work in English, so the ability to speak and write fluently is a requirement.

Course Level: This is a six months fellowship programme. Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in field offices, getting hands-on experience in development work.

Study Subject: Fellows will work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the World Bank goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.

Scholarship Award: Specifically, selected participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the World Bank Group’s mission and operations
  • Access quality data for their research work
  • Interact with seasoned experts in the field of development
  • Contribute to the World Bank Group’s mission

Number of Scholarships: Up to 20 fellowships are available.

Scholarship can be taken at World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C., or country offices

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Sub-Saharan nationals who are recent PhD graduates or current doctoral students within a year of completing or graduating from a PhD program in the following fields: economics, applied statistics and econometrics, impact evaluation, education, health, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, demography, forced displacement, and all relevant development fields.

Candidates must:

  • be a recent PhD graduate or be enrolled in an academic institution as a PhD student and returning to university after the fellowship
  • have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal
  • possess strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Be born on or after October 1, 1986

The following additional attributes are highly desirable:

  • a command of an additional World Bank official language
  • national from fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • candidates from refugee and internally displaced communities and/or with proven experience on forced displacement

Nationality: Students from Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be a recent PhD graduate or be enrolled in an academic institution as aPh.DD. student and returning to university after the fellowship.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have a command of an additional World Bank official language.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. After applying online, the most suitable candidates will be identified, and their application packages forwarded to World Bank Africa Region managers and participating departments for consideration. Departments and managers will then indicate their preferences, as well as the project to be undertaken.

Selected candidates will then be notified and, upon acceptance, will be hired as short-term consultants for a minimum of six months. Fellows will receive consultant fees, round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. or a WBG country office from their university, and worker’s compensation insurance.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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