Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Apply for 2017 German Fully Funded International Scholarships at UDE for BSc & MSc Degrees

Deadline: September 29, 2017.

University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is pleased to offer UDE-Scholarships to pursue Bachelor and Master degree program for winter 2017/2018 and summer 2018. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial help to international students to study in Germany.

With over 43,000 students, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the ten largest in the Federal Republic. Their wide range of subjects ranges from the humanities, society and education sciences to economics, engineering, natural sciences, and medicine. Since its foundation in 2003, UDE has developed into a universally recognized research university.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Bachelor and Master degree program.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The UDE-Scholarship is part of the Deutschlandstipendium and awards excellent students studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen with 300 € per month for an entire academic year.

Number of Scholarships: In 2016/2017 we were happy to provide 334 scholarships.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
  • ·         All students who are properly enrolled at the University of Duisburg-Essen and are within their regular course duration
  • ·         Everyone who intends to study at the University of Duisburg-Essen in the winter semester 2016/17 beginning in October (matriculation status will be checked at the beginning of the semester – matriculation at the time of application is not necessary)
  • ·         Unfortunately, PhD students or students of degree courses liable to fees (e.g. Educational Media) cannot apply for a UDE-scholarship in general.

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

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: All students who are properly enrolled at the University of Duisburg-Essen and are within their regular course duration.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Which data is required?
  • ·         Personal data (name, address etc.)
  • ·         Information regarding other scholarships and BAföG
  • ·         Information regarding your (planned) course of studies and average grades, ECTS-points, and grade of graduation (e.g. Abitur)
  • ·         Curriculum vitae on your development (education, internships etc.) and, if applicable, on possible volunteer work (please note that you might have to enter contact information for a verification of your entries)
  • ·         Letter of motivation (2.000 characters maximum)
  • ·         Optional information on your personal background (Can be to your advantage in the selection process)
  • ·         Handing in any documents in paper form is not necessary unless we will ask you to provide documents later on during the selection process
  • https://www.uni-due.de/de/marketing/students.php
Application Deadline: The application period for the UDE-Scholarship in winter 2017/2018 and summer 2018 will start next week: From August 29th, 2017, until September 29th, 2017.
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Maximize Space in Your College Dorm Room

Save Space in Your Dorm Room

It’s a tough transition to move from your nice, comfy room at home to the tight quarters of a dorm room at college.
Not only are the rooms small, but freshmen are typically doubled, which means they have another person, a roommate, living with them in the same room. However, colleges are now accepting so many more students that if you don’t send in your acceptance letters by a specific deadline, you’re probably going to be tripled! Yes, that means you now have two roommates squeezed in with you instead of one.
Either way, whether you’ve got one roommate or two, you’re going to need to know the best ways to save space in your cramped college dorm room.

Space Saver #1

Under the bed storage is going to be your best bet when it comes to saving space. Before you even move in, check with the school to see if bed risers are allowed in rooms. If they’re not, ask if the beds can manually be elevated to the height of your preference. Normally, the bed can be raised up and down between two distinct heights.
Now that your bed is at your desired height, you should have oodles of space to put stackable tubs underneath. The clothes that don’t fit into your closet are going to have to be put into the tubs under the bed. Food, blankets, shoes, and laundry baskets will also all have a perfect little storage place under your bed.

Space Saver #2

Storing clothes in the teeny, tiny dorm room closets is always a major ordeal, especially for the students that overpack. Everyone has clothes that have to be hung up, so make sure you invest in space-saving hangers that have multiple rows. This allows you to hang pants, jeans, skirts, and scarves, all on one hanger. The more pieces of clothing that you can get onto one hanger, the better!
For girls with lots of small accessories, you can also buy jewelry organizers that can hang in your closet so that you have extra desk or dresser space.

Space Saver #3

Another good idea to consider is putting your toiletries (and makeup, for girls) in a small, desk-sized 3-drawer organizer. These are the perfect size to fit your deodorant, hair products, perfume/ cologne, makeup, and other necessities in an organized, compact space.
Then you can stack another 3 drawer organizer on top that is filled with pens, pencils, sharpies, note cards, post-its, and other office supplies. These little organizers are a great way to maximize the small amount of desk and counter space you’re going to have in your room.

Space Saver #4

If you’re planning on having a TV in your room, it’s really practical to get a tall, open TV stand. You can put the TV, DVD player, and iHome on top, along with DVDs and CDs. Below, you can place your microwave, refrigerator, toaster, and any other devices you may have brought with you. This is a great way to situate multiple products in one small area. And because these items will constitute most of your electric needs, having them all in one place will ensure that you don’t have extension cords running across your room in every direction.

Space Saver #5

The most important space-saving tip I can offer you is to communicate with your roommate before move in day! If you don’t talk about who is bringing what, then you could both end up bringing the same exact items. And dorm rooms are much too small for two mini fridges.
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Don’t Let Your Computer Eat Your Homework . . . Again!

“The dog ate my homework” has long been replaced by “my computer failed me” as the #1 excuse used by students who fail to have their coursework done on time. Of course, it’s more than just a lame excuse—it really does happen. Thus, many professors wisely display this disclaimer in or near their offices: “Lack of planning on your part will not constitute an emergency on my part.” Ouch. But we all know that even when technology does fail, there’s something we could have done to protect ourselves from losing all our valuable research, writing, design, or other project work. What can—and should—you do to be prepared?

1. Save, save, save, and save again!

First, make sure to manually save any document or file once you begin working on it. Name it in a way that makes sense to you, and place it in a file folder. (I’d recommend having a file folder for each class, per semester, at the very least. Perhaps you could save a shortcut to the current semester’s folder on your desktop.) Even if you have an auto-save function enabled, make sure to manually save your work regularly, especially after you’ve just input a lot of work into the project.

2. Back up your files!

This is definitely one of those times when you don’t want to be like most people: More than half of us fail to back up files regularly, and a surprising 32% of Americans back up their data only once per year, if that. When you’re investing hours in a huge project that will determine your grade for a semester-long class, you can’t afford to take risks. One way to back up your files is to use a thumb drive, also called a USB flash drive. These devices are available at discount prices, and they can attach conveniently to your keychain, lanyard, backpack, or other item that you tend to keep with you.
In addition, flash drives come in a wide variety of sizes, from 2GB to 64GB. As far as quality goes, one significant designation is speed; you should look for a device that has more than 3 Mb per second, in order to ensure that your drive has a lifespan of cycles long enough to save and delete many files.

3. Back up your files, again!

Saving your files in a second location is a good idea, but regularly backing up your entire computer is best. Because most of us are just plain forgetful, it’s best to sign up for a highly rated online backup service such as Crashplan and Mozy. If you’re Apple obsessed, then upgrade your iCloud backup to one of their larger fee based plans to ensure you have enough backup capacity. You can sign up for automatic backups that securely save your files online weekly, daily, or even more often than that. Some services will allow you to access all backed-up files from any mobile device.
In the world of technology, malfunctions are pretty much as constant as upgrades and new innovations. Plan for it, and you won’t have to grovel, hoping for mercy at the red-pen-wielding hands of your professors.
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3 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Study Habits

What is studying, anyway? Maybe you’d never actually ask that question out loud: After all, you’re not a freshman, anymore. But the further you burrow into higher education, the more painfully you may realize the inadequacies of your study skills.
While you don’t necessarily have to be sitting upright at a desk in a quiet room in order to study properly, there are definitely a few key characteristics of good studying.

Is your mind actively engaged?

Staring absently at your class notes or listening to recorded lectures while rehearsing the argument you had with your bestie last week will do you about as much good as sleeping on your text book. Maybe you can study where there’s background noise—or maybe you can’t. Maybe you can focus on class material while hanging out with a friend—or maybe you can’t. There’s really not a right-or-wrong posture or setting for effective studying to take place, but there is probably a situation that works best for you—and many that don’t.
You’re an individual, and you need to get to know your own propensities and limitations. Then, you need to be honest with yourself about your ideal study setting and make it happen.

Are you properly motivated?

The whole self-discipline thing is hard enough, when you’re motivated to achieve. But if you aren’t, the cards are stacked against you. Will an “A” in the class secure your place on the dean’s list? Will it help you qualify for a scholarship, grant, or other financial aid? Maybe that kind of over-arching motivation just isn’t enough. I once heard it said that “an adult is one who parents himself.” Part of parenting includes doling out punishments and rewards. If you don’t study well for the 2-hour block you’ve carved out, will you still let yourself go watch the basketball game tonight? If you really work hard, will you earn a latte after the game?
You need to find something that works for you, again combining self-awareness and self-discipline. If you’re not up to honing those two skills, then you’re lacking more than study skills— you’re miles from maturity.

Can you rehearse the material, blind?

Do you remember your first keyboarding or computer class, where you learned to type? Once you learned where all the keys were and which fingers to use for which keys, you probably had to take “blind typing tests.” The idea was that if you could type without looking at the keys, you had a mastery of your newly found skill. The same is true with any material. If you really know it, you should be able to rehearse it mentally, without prompts. You could make up flash cards or have a friend who’s in the same class (or has taken it before) ask you about general topics, but until you can go over the information in your head, you really haven’t quite studied enough.
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How to Graduate Ahead of the Game

Graduating college is going to be one of the most exciting times of your life because unlike high school, you made a choice to go to college, and it was your dedication and hard work that earned your degree. Too often, however, panic sets in immediately after graduation because students realize that they don’t have a plan. Many of these students hoped that the future would simply fall into place for them, but, unfortunately, without planning and hard work, this is rarely the case. Don’t fall victim to this sad situation.
Instead, follow these tips while you’re still in school to ensure that graduation is followed by you moving up in the world, not moving back into your parents’ basement.

Use career planning resources.

If your college is like most schools, then it probably offers some great career planning assistance. Often staffed at least in part by recent graduates, your school’s career planning resources can provide some extremely valuable services that are utilized by far too few students. These services are usually free and can help you with everything from practicing your interviewing skills and dressing professionally, to creating the perfect resume (which is arguably your best weapon for securing a job after graduation). Career services departments also often have access to job posting databases that are otherwise available only to users who maintain a paid subscription. It’s never too early to see what you can do to start planning for your future, so visit your career services center today to ask how they can help you prepare for the working world.

Get an internship.

Many college students apply for internships only because they are a necessary component of their department’s graduation requirements, but internships are an often overlooked resource. Many companies offer full time positions to their interns, provided the intern has performed adequately, so even if your major doesn’t require you to get an internship, consider doing so anyway. Even if you have already completed your internship and were not offered a job, you should still inquire after vacant positions, regardless of how long ago your internship ended. Employers often give priority to former interns because the individual is already familiarized with the workings of the company.
Finally, although some internships are, in fact, unpaid, you should not turn them down for this reason alone. Consider these unpaid internships an investment in your future. Not only will it reward you in the form of necessary job experience, but the boost it provides to your resume could also result in a huge increase in the salary you receive after graduation.

Attend job fairs.

If you think this tip seems like common sense, you’re right, but the sad fact is, very few students take the time to attend job fairs. They may intend to, but then more immediate concerns like homework or socialization take precedence, and job fairs are left forgotten. This is incredibly unfortunate, because attending job fairs is an extremely effective way to help secure a position for after graduation. It’s a very basic arrangement: Employers in need of new hires set up a stand at a job fair, and interested parties (usually college students) attend the fair to make connections with these employers and discuss the requirements of the job.
These employers would not be present at the fair if they weren’t in need of new employees, but many of these vacant positions are advertised exclusively at job fairs, meaning these opportunities are limited only to the fair’s attendees. Furthermore, these job fairs are rarely cheap, but, as a college student, the cost of your attendance is covered by your school. If you wait until after graduation to attend job fairs, you probably won’t have the luxury of attending for free.
Using career planning services, applying for internships, and attending job fairs are all great ways to ensure that your future is well planned for. It may not seem necessary to begin planning today, but the earlier you start, the less post-graduation anxiety you’ll experience. By taking advantage of these resources, you’ll be well ahead of the game by the time you graduate.
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What Can I Do With A Degree In Health Care Management?

What is health care management, and what does a degree in this subject offer you? The health care field is expanding very rapidly, and the demand for workers in this industry is high. The aging US population and technological advances have made health care one of the biggest opportunities, one that is not affected by recessions or other economic factors. With a degree in health care management, you can work at a variety of occupations.
Hospitals, health care providers, labs, insurance companies, and others in health care fields require administrators, managers, and other professionals. Someone needs to administer the insurance plans and determine which care is approved. As a health care manager, you can help manage patient care to ensure that the proper treatment is provided in a compassionate manner.
Hospitals require administrators to ensure that tests and medical care are scheduled and given in an appropriate manner and timely fashion. Health care facilities require trained and skilled professionals for effective management and efficient planning, to keep costs down while providing excellent quality and customer service to patients and clients.
A degree in health care management can open many doors and give you a large number of opportunities. This degree can allow you to take a position as a manager in the office of a health care provider or insurance company, or in a hospital or home health setting. Executive positions and supervisory jobs at companies that have any relation with the health care industry usually require some type of college degree, and with one in health care management you are already in a position to succeed.
The health care field is growing larger every day, and it is impossible to keep up with the demand. This has led to a large increase in the classes and courses offered to prepare students for this industry. Between the public and private health care sectors the number of unfilled jobs in the management of health care is amazing. These are positions that can pay very well, and a lack of qualified individuals has caused some shortages in these fields.
With a degree in health care management, you will be qualified to work in almost any medical management or supervisory position. You will have an understanding of the billing and medical coding practices, as well as providing timely care in a compassionate manner. You may choose to work coordinating medical benefits or care and treatment, or you may choose to supervise auditors and others involved on the business end of the medical field. You will be prepared to start a career on the business end of providing health care and doing this as effectively as possible.
Patients want excellent care, insurance companies want low costs, and medical providers want to receive payment. In the meantime, there are many different forms to fill out and paperwork requirements to meet. With a career in health care management, you can make all of this possible, and can choose from a large range of occupation choices at the same time.
No matter what happens to the American and global economy health care will always be needed, and so will health care management professionals. This college degree can give you career security.
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Things You Want To Do On Campus But Probably Shouldn’t

Drum roll … Here’s another one of our wacky and zany top ten lists. How about “10 Crazy Things You Could Do on a College Campus But Probably Shouldn’t Try” or, to put it on a more academic note, how about “10 Alternative Purposes for a College Campus.”
You’ve always associated with college with long lectures, boring teachers, and textbooks filled with minuscule print. The towering brick building is filled with classrooms where you’ve spent hours on end trying to focus on the current class and not all the projects you have to work on for your other classes. Of course, if you’re like the average students, your mind starts wandering freely about halfway through class. You think about playing paintball in the hallways of a classroom building at night, sliding down the curving banisters in the library, and diving into the fountain pool. Keep your thinking gears turning! Because we’ve got the top ten wacky and crazy ideas coming. Here are some crazy ways to put that college campus to work for you:

1. Bungee Jumping
Hook bungee cords to all of the tallest buildings on campus and get ready to jump off and hang on. If you’re in an extremely daring mood, try swinging from one cord to another and making your way around campus. (Disclaimer: My lawyer wanted me to add three pages of fine print to the end of this blog post. Basically, if you’re crazy enough to try any of these ideas – or any other ideas I blog about – you’re crazy enough to know you’re the only one responsible. So no pointing the thumb at me!)
2. Drag Racing
Cone off the main roads and get together all the people with the fastest sports cars. Line up and see how fast everyone can go. You know you’ve always wanted to burn out on the pavement without the campus police catching up to you.
3. Massive Paintball War
Turn several buildings on campus into areas to hide and run around with paintball guns. Duck behind the president’s desk, participate in a shootout in a science lab as you watch test tubes shatter everywhere, or run around the main auditorium gunning down the other team.
4. Food Fight
Ask the dining hall staff to save food they would normally throw away. Bag up tomatoes, jello, soup, and any other food that makes for messy projectiles. Line up two teams inside the dining hall and set up tables and chairs as barricades. Then, fire away!! Just don’t wear your favorite shirt like I did.
5. Fountain Diving
Make a big splash all over campus! Pull on your swim trunks and goggles and get ready to dive into every single fountain on campus! Maybe even make a relay race out of the event. You might want to pick a warm day for this activity. Believe me, it’s no fun at 17 degrees!
6. Building Climbing
Get together a bunch of climbing gear—rappelling hooks, ropes, harnesses, and of course Clif bars to replenish your carb needs. Scale your way up the tallest buildings around campus. And, if you’re up for the risk and the fun, try climbing up a few brick walls without any tools. You may have to sign a liability form before attempting said crazy act, however.
7. Zoo
Rent a few wild animals from the local zoo for a day. Let them roam free around campus for a true safari experience. This could even make a very valuable social experiment for a psychology class. Who wouldn’t enjoy driving in for class and seeing a lion in the road roaring and shaking its mane? Or a monkey jumping on top of the car and pounding on the window?
8. Movie Theater
Plan to project the latest movies on big screens in all of your college’s largest auditoriums. Let people take a break from classes for a day to watch their favorite movies. Lord of the Rings marathon, anyone?
9. Reality Show
Instead of just watching a show, your college campus could actually be a show. Surely a few teachers are quirky enough to provide entertainment on a reality show. Cameras could follow you around from class to class and back to your dorm at night. Now if only you could get some kind of grade bonus for submitting to a project like this.
10. Plain Old, Boring School
Sigh…that’s why you’re in college. To get an education, to graduate, and to hopefully find a job. So focus back on that lecture, and stop daydreaming, at least until class finishes.
Dudes, thanks again for taking part in yet another College Top Ten List! And, as always, keep those comments coming. If you’ve got a brainier or crazier idea than the ones we’re scraping our brain cells to come up with, please jot it down and leave it for us in electronic bloggin’ comment form. We love the feedback and we live for it! 
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Monday, 26 June 2017

2017 Fully Funded International Scholarships at Near East University Turkey

Deadline: September 15, 2017.

Near East University Scholarships are open for international students to pursue postgraduate (Master and PhD) programme.

Near East University is a private university located in North Cyprus. It was founded in North Nicosia in 1988, by Suat Günsel, a Turkish Cypriot who is the 100% owner of NEU. The chairman of the board of trustees is his son, Irfan Günsel.

Turkish Proficiency (Required only for foreign students applying to Departments whereby the language of instruction is Turkish. Students applying to the Faculty of Medicine or Dentistry are required to have knowledge of the Turkish Language before beginning clinical training).

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate (Master and PhD) programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: 100%, 75%, 50%, 30% and 25% scholarships will be given in all Masters (with thesis) and PhD programs.

Scholarship can be taken in Turkey

Eligibility: Requirements for applications to postgraduate programs of Near East University are as follows:

·         Graduating from a BSc or BA level undergraduate program.
·         Obtaining a score minimum 55 which is relevant to intended study field from Academic Postgraduate Education Exam (ALES) (only applies to Turkish Citizens).

Nationality: Turkish and international students are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicant must be Graduating from a BSc or BA level undergraduate program.

English Language Requirements: Turkish Proficiency (Required only for foreign students applying to Departments whereby the language of instruction is Turkish. Students applying to the Faculty of Medicine or Dentistry are required to have knowledge of the Turkish Language before beginning clinical training).

How to Apply: Applications and required documents should be submitted through info-at-neu.edu.tr with the reference sign “ISOSH-2018”.

Documents required for application:
  • Copy of undergraduate diploma
  • Application Form
  • ALES result for students from Turkey (Turkish Applicants Only)
  • Transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • 2 reference letters
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Master Diploma and Transcript (PhD Applicants Only)

Application Deadline: The applications deadline is September 15, 2017.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Trent University Scholarships for Undergraduates in Canada, 2017

Applications are invited for Trent University Scholarships which are open to international students. These scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate studies commencing in September 2017.
Trent University Scholarships for Undergraduates in Canada, 2017

Trent University offers scholarship program designed to foster and reward academic excellence among its students.

Trent University is a public liberal arts and science-oriented university located along the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario, with a satellite campus in Oshawa, which serves the Regional Municipality of Durham.

English is the primary language of instruction at Trent University. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree programme.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award:

  • Trent International Global Citizen Scholarships and Awards: Scholarships and Awards partially fund tuition and ancillary fees at Trent in amounts between $2,000 and $22,000 per year.
  • Trent International Program Tuition Levy Scholarship: The Scholarship covers international tuition and ancillary fees of approximately $22,000 per year.
  • Trent-United World Collges (UWC) Scholarships: The value of the scholarship is determined upon assessment of financial need and may extend to cover international tuition and ancillary fees of approximately $22,000 per year.
  • Jack Matthews International Scholarship: The value of the scholarship is determined upon assessment of financial need and may extend to cover international tuition and ancillary fees of approximately $22,000 per year.
  • Justin Chiu International Scholarships: Scholarships partially fund the costs of a Trent education in amounts between $3,000 and $15,000 per year.
  • Scotiabank International Student Awards: The value is up to $5,000 per year.
  • Trent University Entrance Scholarships: These range in value from $1,000 to $3,000.
  • IB Entrance Scholarships: The value is $1,000 per year.

How to Apply: Applicants should mail or e-mail scholarship documents to the Trent International office. Scholarship application and supporting documents

A completed “Application for Trent International Scholarships and Awards” form.

An essay in which you outline your academic aspirations and future career goals and how Trent University can help you in achieving these goals (maximum 1 page, 300-500 words).

A record of your most recent (last 2 years) extra-curricular activities, community service, and leadership, and an essay indicating how your service or leadership has been a meaningful part of your education. The committee is most interested in specific examples of your accomplishments (maximum 2 pages for both parts).

An essay discussing a local, national or international issue and its personal importance to you (maximum 1 page; 300-500 words).

Three letters of reference, including at least two from teachers/former teachers. There is no special reference form, however, the letter must address the following points: the applicant’s academic work and intellectual qualities, involvement in extra-curricular activities and community events, leadership skills and character.

Documentation of Income: Official statement of annual salary from parent(s) employer(s) on company letterhead or most recent statement of income tax returns from parent(s).

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.
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Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Reading in UK, 2017

The University of Reading is inviting applications for students of India and other developing countries. These scholarships are available for pursuing full-time MPhil/PhD programme or Taught Masters programme in September 2017.
Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Reading in UK

The Felix Trustees have indicated that one scholarship available to students from ‘developing countries’ is aimed primarily at candidates from Africa and excludes “all Western countries, including most of the European Community, and China / Taiwan”.
The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom. It was established in 1892 as University College, Reading and received its Royal Charter in 1926 from King George V. It was the only university to receive its charter between the two world wars and is, therefore, a red brick university.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time MPhil/PhD programme or Taught Masters programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: These scholarships cover tuition fees at the international rate and provide a stipend (maintenance grant) to cover living expenses (the current level of which is £13,730). They also provide generous allowances for clothes, books and a return flight home. The awards are available (depending on eligibility) for up to 3 years.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Students must demonstrate financial need
Students must possess at least a first-class honours degree from a University or comparable institution
Students must not hold a degree from a University outside your home country
Students must not have studies outside your home country for one year or more
Candidates are expected by the Trust to return to work in their home country following their study
Students must have been accepted for admission to the University by 30 January 2017 to be considered for shortlisting. They should therefore apply for admission at the earliest opportunity. Candidates who have an academic condition on their offer of admission (such as completion of a qualification they are currently working towards) will need to successfully meet that condition by the short-listing stage (w/c 27 March 2017) in order to be considered for this year’s competition; they should otherwise consider applying to the competition next year.

Nationality: Citizens of India and other developing countries can apply for these scholarships.

 College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a University outside the UK). If they have other qualifications and at least two years of relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply. Some programmes have additional entry requirements which are indicated on their respective page within the web course catalogue. Students may join immediately after their undergraduate degree, or after some years of employment to enhance career prospects by acquiring further skills.

English Language Requirement:
International English Language Test Score: 6.5 – 7.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language (internet-based version): 88 – 100
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English/ Certificate of Advanced English: A – C/ 193-200
Test of English for Educational Purposes: 6.5 – 7.5
Pearson English Test   Pearson: 53-67
Postgraduate Scholarships

How to Apply: Candidates must
Complete an online application for admission to a Postgraduate Degree at the University of Reading and hold an offer of admission by the deadline (30 January 2017).

Complete the electronic form at the bottom of this web page in order to express your interest in being considered for the Felix Scholarships. This will ask you to confirm that you have read (and comply with) the Felix Scholarship criteria listed above.

Eligible candidates will then be considered for nomination by their academic School / Department at Stage One. If you are successful in being nominated, you will receive a request on Wednesday 8 March 2017 asking you to complete a full Felix application form. This must be returned by Wednesday 15 March 2017.

Nominees will then be considered for shortlisting by the University level panel at the beginning of April. If you are shortlisted by the University, you will be notified. Candidates for the Indian awards will be asked by representatives of the Felix Trust to attend an interview in India during April/May 2017.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 30, 2017.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Must Read Advice For Getting Scholarships For Graduate Study Easily

Paying for graduate school is one of the most common worries among prospective students. The cost of tuition and books can be very high given that graduate courses are far more expensive than undergraduate courses. There is also less federal aid in grants and subsidized loans available for graduate students.

To top things off, prospective graduate students are often already carrying the burden of debt from their undergraduate degree.

There are many different avenues and ways in which prospective students can obtain the financial assistance that they need. There are many organizations, universities, and companies that offer scholarships for graduate studies. Because these scholarships are scarcer, there is greater competition to obtain them.
Undergraduate students that are thinking of attending graduate school should begin planning ahead to ensure that they receive the financial assistance that they need.

Here are a few things that undergraduate students can start doing:

1) Get involved with student organizations or clubs. Many of these large organizations have scholarships available for graduate students in that particular area of study. If you are already involved, you are more likely to qualify for a scholarship.

2) If your area of study relies heavily on research, start volunteering or participating in research projects going on in your school. There are many scholarships available for graduate students that participate in a research fellowship during their studies. The experience in research can place you ahead of the competition for these highly coveted fellowships.

3) Look for a program or area of study in areas with a high need. There are many scholarships available for aspiring teachers, nurses, and doctors because there is always a need for professionals in these areas. There are also certain fields that will pardon your student loans if commit to several years of employment in that area and meet certain requirements.

4) Volunteer for Americorps or Peacecorps. These two organizations offer volunteers stipends and scholarships in exchange for community service. Your volunteer position would be similar to a part or full-time job position and can be in your area of study.

5) Choose the right university. Most universities offer scholarships for graduate students, but, there are some colleges that have a higher amount of aid available to their students. When looking for a university, take this into account so you can increase your chances of obtaining a scholarship. It is also important to compare and contrast the total cost of attending a certain school to see if it is convenient for you.
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