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Dead­lines for a host of in­ter­na­tional schol­ar­ships are fast ap­proach­ing

India Today - - CONTENTS - By Son­ali Achar­jee

COM­MON­WEALTH SCHOL­AR­SHIP

The Com­mon­wealth Schol­ar­ship and Fel­low­ship Plan ( CSFP) is a pro­gramme un­der which mem­ber gov­ern­ments of­fer schol­ar­ships to cit­i­zens of other Com­mon­wealth coun­tries. The CSFP was es­tab­lished at the first Com­mon­wealth ed­u­ca­tion con­fer­ence in 1959 and is re­viewed by ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ters at their tri­en­nial meet­ings. CSFP In­dia gives In­di­ans of high aca­demic cal­iber the chance to pur­sue their mas­ters, doc­tor­ates and aca­demic and pro­fes­sional fel­low­ship pro­grammes in the UK. The pro­gramme is jointly man­aged by the As­so­ci­a­tion of Com­mon­wealth Uni­ver­si­ties ( ACU) in the UK, the Min­istry of Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment ( MHRD) of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, the Univer­sity Grants Com­mis­sion ( UGC) and the Bri­tish Coun­cil. Ap­pli­ca­tions are in­vited by the MHRD for schol­ar­ships and the UGC for fel­low­ships.

El­i­gi­bil­ity All ap­pli­cants must be In­dian cit­i­zens and be aged 40 or be­low at the time of ap­pli­ca­tion. They should also have com­pleted their ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion in an English medium in­sti­tute. All can­di­dates need to hold strong aca­demic records in their field of study.

How to ap­ply Ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be down­loaded online from the Bri­tish Coun­cil In­dia web­site. Bri­tish Coun­cil can also be ap­proached for any help with the ap­pli­ca­tion process.

Dead­line Oc­to­ber 6, 2013 for online ap­pli­ca­tions and Oc­to­ber 11, 2013 for ap­pli­ca­tions sent through post.

Web­site www.british­coun­cil.in

CLAREN­DON SCHOL­AR­SHIP

The Claren­don Schol­ar­ship is the flag­ship fund­ing scheme of­fered by the Univer­sity of Ox­ford. Launched in 2001, the scheme cre­ates ap­prox­i­mately 100 Claren­don Schol­ar­ships, for­merly re­ferred to as Claren­don Fund Bur­saries, to in­ter­na­tional stu­dents from over 50 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. The schol­ar­ship en­ables the most dis­tin­guished and com­pet­i­tive schol­ars to un­der­take part- time or full- time grad­u­ate stud­ies, in­clud­ing taught mas­ters de­grees, re­search mas­ters and re­search doc­tor­ates in any field of study at the univer­sity. It cov­ers the stu­dent’s com­plete tu­ition and col­lege fees and pro­vides a gen­er­ous grant for liv­ing ex­penses. Can­di­dates are cho­sen based on their aca­demic and pro­fes­sional mer­its. As of 2011, over 1000 stu­dents have re­ceived the Claren­don award. The schol­ar­ship is fi­nanced by the Ox­ford Univer­sity Press.

El­i­gi­bil­ity

Can­di­dates who wish to ap­ply for the Claren­don Schol­ar­ship must have al­ready se­cured an ad­mis­sion of­fer for a de­gree course at any of the col­leges un­der the Univer­sity of Ox­ford. Min­i­mum marks are re­quired for some de­grees and dis­ci­plines.

How to ap­ply

Stu­dents can ap­ply for the schol­ar­ship through the online ad­mis­sion por­tal. One must ap­ply by the dead­line for their course in or­der to be con­sid­ered for the schol­ar­ship.

Dead­line

Jan­uary 24, 2013 is the an­nual dead­line for ad­mis­sions to the Univer­sity of Ox­ford.

Web­site

www. ox. ac. uk

INSEAD- SYN­GENTA SCHOL­AR­SHIPS

Syn­genta, an agribusi­ness firm, along with INSEAD Sin­ga­pore are now of­fer­ing schol­ar­ships to lead­ers from emerg­ing coun­tries. The schol­ar­ship aims to train the bright­est and best from around the world for the chal­lenge of tomorrow's busi­ness world. Two schol­ar­ships will be awarded per class and can­di­dates for this schol­ar­ship will need to demon­strate out­stand­ing aca­demic achieve­ment and prom­ise, ap­ti­tude for busi­ness and fi­nan­cial man­age­ment and lead­er­ship po­ten­tial along with a com­mit­ment to con­tribut­ing to their coun­try or re­gion at some point in the fu­ture. Schol­ar­ship win­ners will get the chance to pur­sue their MBA at INSEAD Sin­ga­pore. Sit­u­ated within Sin­ga­pore's knowl­edge hub, the cam­pus has since grown and cov­ers an area of some 20,000 square me­tres with eight am­phithe­atres, nu­mer­ous teach­ing rooms and dis­cus­sion ar­eas, an au­di­to­rium, full wire­less In­ter­net ac­cess, a 24- hour li­brary and fit­ness fa­cil­ity. Even now, the cam­pus looks to­wards ex­pand­ing its pres­ence in Asia, and mov­ing to the third phase of cam­pus de­vel­op­ment. INSEAD is the first busi­ness school to have es­tab­lished two res­i­den­tial cam­puses in both Europe and Asia.

El­i­gi­bil­ity

Can­di­dates must be a na­tional of an emerg­ing econ­omy and should have spent a sub­stan­tial part of their lives work­ing or study­ing in the de­vel­op­ing world. Pref­er­ence will be given to stu­dents who re­quire proven fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

How to ap­ply

Ap­pli­ca­tions can be sub­mit­ted through INSEAD’s web­site. The schol­ar­ship re­quires all ap­pli­cants to sub­mit de­tailed es­says on var­i­ous topics with their ap­pli­ca­tion.

Dead­line

Fe­bru­ary 11, 2014 is the dead­line for the ses­sion be­gin­ning from July, 2014

Web­site

www. insead. edu

CAM­BRIDGE SCHOL­AR­SHIP

The Univer­sity of Cam­bridge is of­fer­ing, through the Cam­bridge Trusts, ap­prox­i­mately 80 Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional Schol­ar­ships ( CISS) to in­ter­na­tional stu­dents who wish pur­sue a re­search course in the next aca­dem­i­cal year at the univer­sity. The awards will be made on a com­pet­i­tive ba­sis to those ap­pli­cants con­sid­ered by their de­part­ments to be the most out­stand­ing in their re­spec­tive fields. Each award will cover the full cost of fees and main­te­nance for the du­ra­tion of the course. The award has a max­i­mum du­ra­tion of three years and is avail­able to all stu­dents who will be reg­is­tered for a three year re­search pro­gramme, lead­ing to a PhD. All the nom­i­nated can­di­dates with a con­di­tional of­fer of ad­mis­sion to the univer­sity will be con­sid­ered by a se­lec­tion com­mit­tee. The com­mit­tee will draw up a list of can­di­dates who will be made an of­fer of a CISS award im­me­di­ately. A re­serve list of can­di­dates will also be drawn up who may re­ceive a

CISS award should any be­come avail­able. Th­ese can­di­dates will all re­ceive a con­fir­ma­tory email. Sev­eral hun­dred par­tially funded awards will also be made by the Cam­bridge Trusts to can­di­dates un­suc­cess­ful in ob­tain­ing a full cost CISS award.

El­i­gi­bil­ity

To be el­i­gi­ble for a Cam­bridge schol­ar­ship, stu­dents must be an over­seas stu­dent, be en­gaged in full- time study for a three year re­search pro­gramme lead­ing to a PhD and hold ex­cel­lent aca­demic and pro­fes­sional cre­den­tials.

How to ap­ply

Can­di­dates can ap­ply online through the Cam­bridge Univer­sity ad­mis­sions por­tal. All sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion can also be sub­mit­ted online.

Dead­line

Com­pleted schol­ar­ship ap­pli­ca­tion forms must be sub­mit­ted online by De­cem­ber 3, 2013

Web­site

www. cam. ac. uk

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