Deadlines for a host of international scholarships are fast approaching
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.
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.
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.
January 24, 2013 is the annual deadline for admissions to the University of Oxford.
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.
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.
February 11, 2014 is the deadline for the session beginning from July, 2014
www. insead. edu
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.
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.
Completed scholarship application forms must be submitted online by December 3, 2013
www. cam. ac. uk
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