Friday, January 21, 2011

2012-2013 Fulbright Scholarship

Scholarship to Filipinos to study at the graduate level (master's or doctoral studies) or pursue non-degree doctoral enrichment or doctoral dissertation research in the United States.
Grants under the Philippine Fulbright Student Program are for a maximum of one academic year for non-degree, one to two years for master's, and two years for doctoral degree studies. The grant provides for round-trip international travel, monthly maintenance allowance, tuition and fees, book/supplies allowance, and health and accident insurance.

Fields of Study:

  1. Study of the United States - the study of American culture, life and society through such fields as government, education, arts and humanities, law, economics, literature, history, the multi-disciplinary field of American Studies or any other humaniities or social science field with significant study of the US subject matter.
  2. Global Issues - Fields of study include the environment, human rights, civic education, governance and public administration, peace studies/conflict transformation, international relations and transnational issues, international economics, international business, international law, and information and communication technology (ICT).
  3. Open Grants - Fields of study not covered by the first two field categories EXCEPT engineering, medicine, nursing, and other health-related disciplines, applied mathematics, and applied sciences.

General Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Philippine citizenship
  2. English proficiency
  3. College degree with major in field of specialization; excellent undergraduate record
  4. Applicants must have at least two years of professional work experience (after college) in their field of specialization.
  5. Applicants for the degree programs must be no older than 40 years of age at the time of application. This age requirement is waived for non-degree study.
  6. Applicants must be in good health to pursue graduate work in the US.
  7. Applicants must return to the Philippines immediately upon completion of study.
  8. Non-degree applicants must meet the added requirements:
    1. Applicants for doctoral enrichment must be enrolled in a relevant study program in a Philippine university
    2. Applicants for doctoral dissertation must show proof that materials required to pursue research are not available in the Philippines but are available in the United States.
Individuals holding dual citizenship, are permanent residents and/or are presently studying in the US are not eligible.

Required Documents:

  1. Official or certified transcript of records from all colleges/universities attended
  2. Certified true copy of diploma (not original)
  3. Four letters of reference (forms are included with the application kit)
  4. Completed 7-page application form
  5. NBI Clearance acquired in the past 6 months
Printed copy of completed applications must be received at the PAEF office on or before March 25, 2011.
Grantees are expected to begin their studies in the U.S. in September of 2012.

Application period for 2012-2013 Graduate Student Program is from December 13, 2010 to March 25, 2011.


The Great Wall Fellowship program is a full scholarship program set up by the Ministry of Education of P. R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) for candidates recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). MOE entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to manage the recruitment and carry out the routine management of this scholarship program.

This program sponsors general scholars and senior scholars, and in principle the courses will be taught in English with duration up to one year. Candidates who choose programs taught in Chinese are required to get the approval from both CSC and UNESCO on application. With the approval, their scholarship duration will be extended automatically for another year.
Applicants shall apply to the National Commission for UNESCO in their home countries between January and April, 2011.
1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and in good health.
2. Education background and age limit:
- Applicants for general scholar program must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and be under the age of 45.
- Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above or hold academic title of associate professor or above and be under the age of 50.
- Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, and fee for basic learning materials; and accommodation fee for dormitory on campus;
- Living allowance;
- One-off settlement subsidy after registration;
- Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Program for International Students in China;
- One-off inter-city travel subsidy.
1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship beyond the university’s arrangements should be self-afforded.
2) Fee for basic learning materials ONLY covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution, and other textbook and materials shall be self-afforded.
3) Monthly living allowance is granted to the students through the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):
- General scholars: CNY 1,700 Yuan
- Senior scholars: CNY 2,000 Yuan
Scholarship students shall receive their monthly living allowance after registration. New students who register before 15th (15th included) of the registration month will get the full amount of living allowance of that month, and those who register after 15th will get half amount of that month. The graduates will get a living allowance for another 15 days after the graduation date set by the university. The allowance will be terminated from the next month after students suspend their studies, drop school or complete schooling from the university. Monthly living allowance covers school holidays. Scholarship students who missed the monthly living allowance during holidays could be reimbursed upon their return on campus. The allowance will be suspended for at least one month if the students do not register on time without permission from the university in advance, leave for non-health reasons or are absent from the university over a month.
Students who have to suspend their studies for pregnancy or for health reasons are required to go back to their home countries for labor or for treatment. The international travel expenses should be covered by the students themselves. With the university’s approval, the scholarship status can be reserved for up to one year, and their living allowances will be suspended during their leave. The scholarship status will not be reserved for those who suspend their studies for other reasons.
4) New students will get a one-off settlement subsidy upon their arrival in China.
- CNY 1,000 Yuan for new students who will study in China less than one academic year
- CNY 1,500 Yuan for new students who will study in China for one academic year and above
5) Fee for outpatient medical service refers to the outpatient expense in the institution’s hospital or the hospitals appointed by the institution. The students are to cover a certain percentage of expense in accordance with the institution’s relevant regulations.
6) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Program for International Students in China is provided by MOE for the scholarship students in China against hospitalizing for serious diseases and accidental injuries. The institutions or the appointed medical assistance agencies will provide advancement service for insurance expenses, and claim for compensation with relevant payment receipts from the insurance company according to the stipulated insurance articles. For scholarship students, the individual claim will not be accepted by the insurance company.
7) One-off inter-city travel subsidy (each for coming-in and leaving China)
A hard-seat train ticket (hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip) will be provided for scholarship students traveling
From the port of entry upon registration to the city where the admitting institution or Chinese language training institution or preparatory education institution is located;
From the Chinese language training institution or the preparatory education institution to the city where the university for major study is located;
From the city where the institution is located to the nearest port for departure upon graduation.
Meal and excess of baggage should be self-afforded.
In principle, the port of entry is Beijing, or a port of entry near where the university is located.
8) International travel expenses: self-afforded
The applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly, correctly and completely (in duplicate).
1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (filled in Chinese or in English)
Applicants shall fill in and print the application form after submitting it online.
The CSC Online Application System for Study in China is available on .
Those who cannot apply online shall fill in the application form printed by CSC.
2. Highest diploma (notarized photocopy): Applicants shall also provide proof of studying on application. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
3. Academic transcripts (notarized photocopy): Languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
4. Recommendation letters: Applicants for senior scholars must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.
5. Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of the applicants’ own works. Applicants for fine arts must submit a CD of the applicants’ own works (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).
6. A study or research plan in Chinese or in English (no less than 400 words).
7. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (The original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form printed by Chinese quarantine authority could be downloaded from The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take medical examination as it is valid for only 6 months.
The above documents should be forwarded to CSC by April 30th, 2011 via the Permanent Delegation of P.R. China to UNESCO. Individual applications are not accepted by CSC. Application documents will not be returned.
Applicants can choose one academic program and three institutions as their preferences from the Chinese HEIs designated by MOE. Please check the Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program. Only the listed Chinese HEIs in the Directory are available to the applicants for their study in China.
1. CSC will assess all the application documents and CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments on the proposed institutions, specialties and duration of study. The qualified applications will be forwarded to institutions for academic competence and they will forward their nominations to CSC for agreement. The applications will be regarded as invalid and will not be accepted if applicants fail to meet the eligibility or the application documents are incomplete.
2. Applicants are required to enclose the admission notice from Chinese HEIs, if they have, in the documents submitted to CSC.
3. Scholarship applicants academically accepted by Chinese HEIs will be officially awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship with the approval from CSC.
4. Students are not permitted, in principle, to change their specialties, institutions, or the duration of study as specified in the Admission Notice.
5. CSC will send the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to dispatching authorities by July 31st, 2011, who will forward the documents to the students.

Kofi Annan Fellowships for Developing Countries Student 2011

Kofi Annan Fellowship for outstanding leadership potentials from developing countries. The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.

Upon return to their home countries, the fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.
About ESMT
ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers Full-time MBA and Executive MBA programs, as well as executive education in the form of open enrollment and customized programs. The School also features in-house research-oriented consulting services in the areas of competition and regulation. ESMT is a private university based in Berlin, Germany, with an additional location in Schloss Gracht near Cologne.
What is the Kofi Annan Fellowship?
A fellowship grant for an emerging leader from a developing country for a one-year full-time MBA education in Berlin, Germany.
To make significant contributions to least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs); to strengthen the awareness for responsibility in leadership in developed countries.
ESMT in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands.
Starting annually in January. Application deadline is September 30, annually. Up to three fellowships are available each year.
Value of the fellowship is € 58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for costs like travel, accommodation, and program-related fees.
Travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement, networking.
Bachelor degree of any kind, a minimum of three years’ professional experience, GMAT, fluency in written and spoken English, willingness to contribute to building the economy and society of the home country with entrepreneurial impetus.
European School of Management
and Technology
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin
Prof. Dr. Wulff Plinke
Phone: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1020
Fax: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1012
MBA Director
Nick Barniville
Phone: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1400
Fax: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1409

Harvard University Negotiation PON Graduate Research Fellowships

The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution. Consistent with the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution, as well as giving fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse array of resources available at PON.
The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships allow doctoral students who are writing their dissertations to be part of the PON community for one year. Successful candidates will receive:
* A stipend of $20,000
* Desk space and related working facilities at PON, and
* Library and other privileges at Harvard.
PON encourages students from diverse theoretical and research traditions to apply. PhD students currently enrolled in programs outside of the United States are also welcome to apply.
PON Graduate Fellows are expected to participate fully in an interdisciplinary research seminar, faculty seminars, and other special events. They have the opportunity to be involved in an array of other opportunities at the PON consortium schools - Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, - and other institutions in the Boston area.
Doctoral candidates in the fields of economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, international relations, public policy, urban planning, business, and law are encouraged to apply. Doctoral candidates must have completed all degree requirements except for the dissertation. Graduate law students are eligible in connection with scholarly research undertaken to satisfy their SJD thesis requirements.
Each applicant should submit:
* A detailed description of her/his proposed research (no longer than 15 pages)
* A research budget indicating all expenses and other possible sources of financial support
* A resume
* A departmentally approved dissertation proposal, and
* Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the faculty member who will be supervising his or her research.
Please note: E-mail submission of all application materials is strongly encouraged.
While applicants are not required to work within the university or department of a PON faculty member, strong preference will be given to research that is of particular interest to one or more members of the PON faculty. Therefore, applicants who are not currently working with PON faculty are strongly encouraged, but not required, to identify a PON faculty member to whom their research is likely to be of interest, and to solicit a letter of support from that person. Please see the Research Projects section of this site for information on research projects and faculty members. A list of all PON affiliated faculty members can be found here. Preference will be given to applicants who are planning to pursue a career in academia.
Direct application materials and inquiries to:
Sarah Whitman
Fellowship Program
Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts Ave.
513 Pound Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-9689
The deadline for the 2011-2012 academic year is February 15th, 2011.

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA)

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) was first introduced in 1993. It is funded by the Government of Japan, administered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and conducted at various graduate schools in Japan. Its objective is to contribute to institutional capacity building in economic policymaking to promote the sustainable growth of emerging and developing economies in Asia and the Pacific. By training future macroeconomic managers in these countries, the JISPA aims to enable them to better formulate sound economic and financial stability policies needed for sustainable growth and development.
The JISPA targets highly motivated government officials who may serve as future macroeconomic policy makers with the capacity and vision to contribute effectively to the economic development of their countries. Scholarship awards are made on the basis of the candidate’s academic record and work background, mathematical and statistics skills, English language proficiency, and potential for contributing to the macroeconomic and financial management and economic development of their country. The assessment also includes qualities such as the candidate’s commitment to public service, willingness to learn, and openness to new ideas.
Currently, the JISPA is open to qualified candidates from the following countries:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pacific Island Countries, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
The scholarship covers tuition-related costs and most living expenses for the scholar herself/himself. Officials who receive the JISPA scholarship cannot accept other scholarships. Scholars are expected to devote full time to their studies while in Japan.
The program comprises two tracks: the partnership track and the open track. Because of the strong competition for scholarships, the JISPA is highly selective. In 2011-2012, a total of 35-40 new scholarships are available to candidates for the partnership track. There is no fixed limit on new scholarships for the open track, but generally only a small number of scholarships are awarded.

British Council IELTS Scholarship for Filipino postgraduate students

A total of seven (7) students who are planning to attend a postgraduate degree abroad will be chosen and each will receive a scholarship amounting to $3,500. Scholarship payments will be made to the attending higher educational institution to assist students with their tuition.

To be eligible, applicants should comply with the minimum requirements:

  • be a Filipino national
  • be a Philippine resident with a valid passport
  • expected to attend a higher education institution that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements
  • take an IELTS exam with the British Council from January 2010 onwards
  • anticipate to begin postgraduate degree studies in 2011

Applicants should also:
  • be willing to attend a panel interview and assessment
  • be able to provide an original copy of acceptance letter from the higher educational institution applied for

31 March 2011  

Deadline of submission of documents

British Council must receive the following documents from prospective applicants by 31 March 2011.  Documents received after this date will no longer be considered.
  • completed application form
  • IELTS certificate or proof of registration
  • photocopy of passport
  • supporting documents  (e.g. disability certificate)
Download the application form
British Council IELTS Scholarship Application Form

Send the documents to:
British Council IELTS Scholarship
10th Floor, Taipan Place
F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center
1605 Pasig City
Or email: or

25 April – 06 May 2011
Interview and Assessment of shortlisted applicants
Twenty (20) shortlisted applicants will be notified by 18 April 2011. A panel interview will be conducted comprised of judges selected by the British Council.  A ten-minute presentation on the written task will also be required from short-listed candidates.

16 May 2011
Confirmation of award
Seven (7) successful candidates will be given confirmation of the scholarship award. Candidates are given until 30 June 2011 to provide original copy of the course acceptance from a higher educational institution abroad. Failure to comply shall result in the forfeiture of the scholarship.

2012 Ajinomoto Scholarship for ASEAN International Students


This program enables students from five ASEAN countries (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia,
the Philippines, and Vietnam) wishing to enroll in a master’s course (major in one of the
sciences) at the University of Tokyo, to secure scholarships before their arrival in Japan. It
aims to cultivate individuals capable of leading Asia in the twenty-first century and to
contribute to the development of Asia and the world as well as to mutual understanding
between these countries and Japan.


Applicants who wish to enroll in a master’s course and major in one of the sciences (except
medicine and veterinary medicine) at the University of Tokyo and who fulfill the following
requirements and qualifications.

1. Applicants must be citizens of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, or
2. Applicants must have graduated or be expected to graduate with an excellent
academic record (with 16 years of education completed or expected to be completed)
and must receive the recommendation of their university president or academic
advisor or be otherwise qualified to enroll in the University of Tokyo.
3. Applicants must be under the age of 35 on April 1, 2012.
4. In principle, the applicant must be able to obtain approval of acceptance as a
Postgraduate International Research Student (hereinafter “Research Student”), from
the University of Tokyo and be registered as a Research Student for April 2012 or
October 2012.

However, the applicant may enroll directly as a master’s course student of some
graduate schools in the University of Tokyo. In that case, the applicant must be able to
obtain approval of enrollment from the University of Tokyo and be registered as a
master’s course student for Apr 2012 or Oct 2012.
5. Applicants must acquire adequate Japanese language proficiency that is required in
order to research and study in a master’s course, when enrolling as a master’s course
student of the University of Tokyo.
6. Applicants must apply from the above 5 countries and be able to attend selection
procedures when necessary.
7. Applicants must be in good physical and mental health and have a strong motivation for
8. Applicants must not be receiving other scholarships.

Scholarship Amounts

a) Research Student at graduate school: ¥150,000/month (for max. 1 year)
b) Master’s course at graduate school: ¥180,000/month (for max. 2 years)
c) Examination, Admission and Tuition fees: covered in full
d) Airfare (to and from Japan): covered up approximately to ¥200,000 (equivalent amount
for economy class ticket. Actual amount in principle)

Number of students to be accepted
1 student from each of 5 countries (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and

Period of Scholarships

Scholarships will be provided for max. 3 years, 1 year studying as a Research Student and
max. 2 years studying in a master’s course. The scholarship will be suspended if the
scholarship recipient fails to pass the entrance exam for a master’s course within a year
after arriving to Japan if the recipient enters as a Research Student.
If the recipient enters as a master’s course student, scholarships will be provided for max. 2

Application details of each graduate school of the University of Tokyo

Applicants can enroll as Research Students or master’s course students in one of the
sciences (except medicine and veterinary medicine) of the graduate schools in the
University of Tokyo. Refer appendix 1 for details.

Application Documents
1. Application form (Form 1) and study program (assigned form)
2. Transcript of scholastic record issued by the university or graduate school attended (no
photocopies, written in Japanese or English)
3. A letter of recommendation from university president or academic advisor (assigned form.
Additional recommendation letter would be accepted)
4. Additional documents (Optional)

A copy of documents proving Japanese Proficiency of the applicant, such as JPLT result,
certificate of attendance to Japanese higher education facilities and Japanese Training
institutions may be considered.

The documents submitted shall not be returned under any circumstances.

Selection Process

1. 1st Screening

The screening will be based on the received documents, such as research activities and
study plans, university transcript and the letter of recommendation.

2. 2nd screening

The screening for the successful applicants will be based on the following documents.
a) Necessary document required by the Graduate School that the applicant wishing to
enroll.-TOEFL Score, etc. (Refer appendix 2)
b) Certificate of Graduation (or Graduation Letter) or Student Registration Certificate
Note: An interview will be held for 2nd selection (in English or in Japanese)
Note: An interview will be held for 2nd selection (in English or in Japanese)
10. Suspension or Termination of Scholarship
The scholarship will be suspended or terminated, if any one of the following conditions
applies to the scholarship recipient: According to the circumstances, the scholarship
amount already disbursed may be subject to repayment in full or in part:
a) False information found in the application form.
b) Receives any other scholarship.
c) Fails to pass the entrance examination to a University of Tokyo master’s course within
one year after arriving to Japan (recipient who enters as a Research Student).
d) Fails to arrive in Japan by the appointed date.
e) Shows poor academic performance due to absence, lack of desire to study or being
unable to keep up research for some reason.
f) Has difficulty continuing to study due to illness or other health problems.
g) Violates the rules and regulations of the University of Tokyo or the Ajinomoto Scholarship

Selection and Notification

1st Screening Late March – April, 2012
2nd Screening May – July, 2012
Notification of the results July, 2012

The nominated applicants who had passed the 2nd Screening must compile all the necessary documents
for applying to University of Tokyo, assigned by each graduate school (refer appendix 2 “Documents for
2nd Screening and Required documents for applying as a Postgraduate International Research Student
to the University of Tokyo”. The accomplished documents are reviewed by faculty council. For the
applicants who are requested to enroll in April, the letter of acceptance will be issued in Jan, 2012. They
should take all the adequate process, such as visa, for entering to Japan and will enroll in April.
In addition, the nominated applicants requested to enroll in October should pay attention to the
applying period and the date of issuance of the letter of acceptance, because they differ. Please
contact with the graduate school you wish enroll for details.

Deadline: 31 March 2011

For more info:

Civicus World Assemby

10-12 September 2011

Check back soon for registration information and programme details (before February 2011)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

UNFPA Special Youth Programme

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is currently open to accepting applications for the Special Youth Fellowship Programme.
This fellowship provides an opportunity to young people from developing countries to engage in policy development and programming, help build the capacity of young people and to sensitize young people and UNFPA staff on joint addressing young people’s issues.
The programme is open young people (20-24 years) from developing countries in Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
All selected candidates will be provided return travel from country of origin, assistance with travel documents and visa requirements, health insurance, housing arrangements, a minimum subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs), a workstation and internet access, opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff on issues of interest and administrative assistance as may be required. A salary is not paid under this programme.
The deadline to apply is 20 January 2011.