16 Авг

8 funded PhD positions available within the ICFOstepstone fellowship program

8 funded PhD positions available within the ICFOstepstone fellowship program

The Institute o Photonics Science ICFO is offering 8 PhD positions to well-qualified graduate students, who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in any of the research fields covered at ICFO.

The positions are offered in the scope of the ICFOstepstone Program, a MSCA-COFUND action of the European Commission, awarding INCOMING Fellowships to outstanding graduate students. The program will bring together top-level training and teaching for young scientists in a stimulating, international and interdisciplinary environment. It will offer the possibility of mobility within a network of excellence, consisting in partners of national and international research institutes and universities, as well as industrial partners in the field.

PhD students at ICFO benefit from the extensive course offerings of local universities and focused instruction by ICFO professors. Research is carried out at ICFO.

Fellowships will be offered across all ICFO research groups in the following research areas:

  • Biophysics & Biomedical Optics
  • Optical Sensing, Optoelectronics & Photovoltaics
  • Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Atto-Physics
  • Nanophotonics, Optomechanics & Nanomechanics
  • Experimental Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  • Theoretical Nanophotonics, Quantum Optics & Quantum Information

For information about our research groups and teams, please see the website.

Note that in addition to the ICFOstepstone COFUND positions, additional internal ICFO PhD group positions might become available, for which we may retain candidates applying to this present opening.

Further information about our PhD- and Fellowship program is : available http://phd.icfo.eu/


15 Авг

Top 10 Scholarships in Switzerland for International Students

Top 10 Scholarships in Switzerland for International Students


Did you know that tuition fees at Swiss universities are relatively low compared to other European Countries? You can enrol at a Swiss University for as low as $1,500 a year. This makes Switzerland one of the top choices for international students looking to pursue studies in Europe. Moreover, there are available Swiss scholarships for international students that help towards tuition fees and living costs.

Swiss Government Scholarships for International Students

Swiss Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students
Each year, the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.  The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc.

Swiss Universities that offer Scholarships for International Students

1. ETH Excellence Scholarships
ETH Zurich supports excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programmes: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) which covers the full study and living costs of the students and the Master Scholarship Programme (MSP) wherein students receive a partial stipend and the offer of an assistantship.

2. University of Lausanne Master’s Grants for Foreign Students
The University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers scholarships to international students who wishes to pursue a Masters Degree at the University through the UNIL Master’s Grants.  The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme.

3. EPFL Excellence Fellowships
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) offers a limited number of fellowships at the Master level to students with outstanding academic records. Anyone applying to an EPFL Master’s Program is eligible. For external applicants, each fellowship consists of a financial package of CHF 16,000 per academic year plus reservation of a room in students accommodation.

4. Graduate Institute Scholarships
The Graduate Institute aims to support students with demonstrated financial need by providing financial assistance, which may take the form of a full cost-of-living scholarship, a partial scholarship and/or a tuition fee reduction. Doctoral students may apply for a remunerated teaching assistant or research assistant position, generally starting in their second year of study. For a list of specific scholarships awarded by the Institute, please click here.

5. University of Geneva Excellence Master Fellowships
The University of Geneva Faculty of Science, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty.  The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10,000 to CHF 15,000 per year.

6. IMD MBA Scholarships
IMD offers a number of scholarship programs for international students from different countries and backgrounds. Each scholarship program awards around CHF 25,000-50,000.


15 Авг

PhD Studentship in AL-alloys for Automotive Applications

PhD Studentship in AL-alloys for Automotive Applications

  • Friday, September 01, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Applications are invited for a number of full time 3-year EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD studentships in research associated with the development of high strength Al-alloys in BCAST at Brunel University London and in collaboration with Constellium. Applicants who are non-native speakers must possess an English language qualification acceptable by the university.

BCAST is a speciality research centre focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and hosts the National Centre of Excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Future LiME Hub). BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. We cover fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and materials processing.

The work will take place in BCAST’s Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC) and Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMPC), which are new scale-up facilities that bridge the gap between fundamental research and full scale industrialisation and are aimed at meeting the short, medium and long term needs of the automotive industry. The project will be part of the activities of the Constellium University Technology Centre (UTC) established with BCAST.

The successful candidate will join a team working on the development of ultra-high performance 6xxx aluminium alloys for automotive applications. He/she will focus on one of the following topics based on their experience and interest:
1.Understanding manufacturing induced mechanical properties through computer modelling and simulation of both materials and processes.
2.Understanding the formation mechanisms and developing effective approaches to control secondary phase particles during the melt conditioned direct chill (MC-DC) casting process developed by BCAST.
3.Understanding the interactions between heat treatment and deformation processing aiming to achieve significant improvement of mechanical performance.
4.Understanding the interactions between precipitates and dislocations using advanced electronic microscopy techniques.

Funding Notes

Applicants are required to have an upper second or first class undergraduate honours degree (or a recognised equivalent from an overseas university) in metallurgy/materials science or another related engineering or physical science. A Masters level qualification is desirable. In addition, the successful candidate should be highly motivated, able to work within a team and have good communication skills. The successful candidates are expected to commence at the latest in October 2017


If you wish to apply, please email the following by 1 September 2017:
•An up to date CV;
•A single page (A4), single spaced personal statement setting out why you are interested in undertaking this project;
•Names and contact details of 3 referees;
•A copy of your highest degree certificate and transcript;
•Copy of your English Language qualification, if appropriate.

10 Авг

Yamada Foundation Scholarship for Non-Japanese Students at Saitama University in Japan, 2018

Yamada Foundation Scholarship for Non-Japanese Students at Saitama University in Japan, 2018

The Saitama University is inviting applications for Yamada Foundation Scholarship for Privately Financed Students in Japan. Non-Japanese students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.The aim of the scholarship is to privately finance international students to study in Japan.

Saitama is known for its well-developed industries and cultures, well -balanced urban and natural environment and convenience. At SU, all academic departments and graduate schools are located on a single campus. The geographical proximity naturally exposes students to multiple fields of academics and enables them to form diverse human networks.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue Undergraduate / Master’s / Doctoral programs.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in any of the subjects offered.

Scholarship Award:  Scholarship of 120,000 JPY will be awarded to the applicants.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Japan

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

Eligibility (as of April 2018): Undergraduate / Master’s / Doctoral Students (under 35)

Designated Nationality: none (Non-Japanese must have “Student” Visa Status in Japan)

Nationality: Non-Japanese students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students must be under 35 years of age at the time of application.

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.

Japan Scholarships

How to Apply: Applicants can apply directly to the foundation.

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Scholarship Link


10 Авг

Chevening UK Government Scholarships for International Students 2018-2019

Chevening UK Government Scholarships for International Students 2018-2019

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations offer Chevening scholarships for master degree programmes. International applicants are eligible to apply.Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.

Course Level: The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree at any UK University.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to study any subject at any UK University.

Scholarship Provider: Fully-funded

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details)
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 12 July 2018
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 12 July 2018

You are not eligible for a Chevening Award if you:

  • Hold British or dual British citizenship (unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong)
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative of an employee (since July 2015) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for International Trade, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Employees, former employees, or relatives of an employee (since July 2015) of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but cannot receive a Chevening/Partner Award from the organisation for which they work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives.
  • (Note: Immediate relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years)
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship. However, if you have previously studied under a UK Government-funded scholarship (including Chevening), you may be eligible to apply for a Chevening Fellowship five years after completion of your initial UK Government-funded scholarship.

Nationality: Students from Chevening countries can apply for these scholarships.

List of Countries:  Russia

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants are free to take tests more than once in order to meet the Chevening English language requirement. Please note that Chevening does not pay for costs associated with English language testing. You are responsible for booking and paying for costs associated with these tests.

Chevening accepts English language tests from five providers:

  • Academic IELTS
  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)
  • Trinity ISE II (B2)

The English language test must be taken from one of these providers on or after 1 October 2015. If you do not already have an existing eligible test certificate, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have booked a test date so that you can obtain the required results.

Applicants are not permitted to take pre-sessional courses to fulfil the Chevening English language requirement. You will be required to take one of the approved English language tests unless you fall into one of the exempt categories.

Applicants are not permitted to enrol on pre-sessional courses to fulfil their university’s English language requirement or any other conditions of a university offer. Any offer from a university with a requirement to undertake a pre-sessional course will be considered conditional.

Online application system


Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 7, 2017.

7 August 2017 Applications open at 12:00 BST
7 November 2017 Applications close at 12:00 GMT
From 8 November 2017 Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria
Mid-November to December 2017 Independent reading committees assess eligible applications
January to early February 2018 Applicants are shortlisted for interviews by the British Embassies/High Commissions in-country
By mid-February 2018 Applicants are notified that they have been selected for interview
26 February 2018 Deadline for applicants invited to interview to submit references and undergraduate certificates
5 March to 2 May 2018 Global interview period
Early June 2018 Announcement of interview results
12 July 2018 Deadline for UK university unconditional offers
12 July 2018 Deadline for meeting English language requirement
September/October 2018 2018/2019 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK
10 Авг

Research Assistant(s) for Concentrated Solar Thermal Technologies

Research Assistant(s) for Concentrated Solar Thermal Technologies

CyI — The Cyprus Institute

Nicosia, Cyprus

The CyI invites applications for Research Assistant(s) for Concentrated Solar Thermal Technologies. The successful applicants will join the Solar Energy and Desalination Group (SED) Group of the Cyprus Institute (CyI) and provide support to the development of the Scientific Work Programme of the CySTEM ERA Chair under the supervision of the Chair. The main field of research is in Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) technologies and the selected candidates will be expected to support the ERA Chair in research activities on this field, which are aligned with the scope of the Scientific Work Programme, contributing to its successful execution.

The goals of the Scientific Work Program of the CySTEM ERA Chair are:

Increase the specialisation of the SED Group in:

  • The development of concepts of small CST poly-generation systems aimed at islands, small isolated communities, and other niche markets based on solar tower technology;
  • The design of solar receivers as key components of the small CST poly-generation system concepts just referred;
  • The development of concepts of heat process applications and system concepts based on Linear Fresnel technology;
  • The development of advanced techniques for the characterisation of solar radiation and other environmental conditions of potential solar systems sites drawing upon the already established expertise in atmospheric modelling.

Enhance the in-house capabilities for:

  • Overall CST system modelling and analysis;
  • Basic and detailed design of solar receivers for solar tower technology;
  • Prototyping of receivers;
  • Testing of receiver prototypes and overall system configurations;
  • Cost assessment and techno-economic feasibility studies.

Ensure that the SED Group becomes a reference group at the international level in at least two of the four research specialisations indicated in point 1 by, among others, carrying out the following actions:

  • Increase the scientific productivity of the group;
  • Increase the linkages of the group to the international solar research community by substantially enhancing the group’s networking activities;
  • Improve existing solar research capabilities;
  • Enhance local outreach;
  • Enhance the Knowledge Management practices and culture at the SED Group.


The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for helping to shape and advance the Cyprus Institute’s and EEWRC’s research agenda and specially the development of the CySTEM ERA Chair Scientific Work Programme. According to their qualifications the selected candidates will be required to carry out, under the supervision of the ERA Chair, some or all activities related to:

  • Modelling of CST systems using Modelica, Mathematica, and other scientific programs;
  • Construction, date-entry and maintenance of databases related to the scientific literature and the mapping of CST research groups around the world;
  • Generation of content for the SED Group Confluence Wiki;
  • Development and maintenance of scientific computer programs in C++, using Qt libraries, and MS Visual Studio C++ Compiler;
  • Participation in the design and implementation of scientific equipment related to enhancing the testing capabilities of the SED Group;
  • Participation in the activities related to the execution of the SED Group budget, such as participation in the specification of the characteristics of scientific equipment and software to be purchased by the group.

Participation in the activities related to the execution of the SED Group budget, such as participation in the specification of the characteristics of scientific equipment and software to be purchased by the group.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or any other relevant qualification matching the needs of the job description;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills aimed at maintaining contacts in academic, business and governmental circles;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of the Greek language will be considered an advantage.

Preferred skills and knowledge

  • Experience/knowledge of Concentrating Solar Thermal technologies is desirable but not required;
  • Good knowledge of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Optics;
  • Gook knowledge of modeling of energy-related systems preferable CST systems;
  • Knowledge and interest in scientific programming, preferable in C++;
  • Knowledge in database design and exploitation.


10 Авг

Junior Researcher or Post-Doc on Internet of Things Systems and Services Pervasive Technologies

Junior Researcher or Post-Doc on Internet of Things Systems and Services Pervasive Technologies

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella

Turin, Italy


The Pervasive Technologies (PerT) Research Area develops enabling technologies for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm in many applied international research projects. IoT is currently considered by most world-wide large industrial players one of the most promising and trending technology visions – and it is rapidly transforming the way many products and services are delivered. The main challenges at the core of the concept are to enrich objects with communication capabilities and an electronic identity, turning them into a source of information, part of a global, distributed network. As a result, processes can be better managed and optimized.

The selected candidates will join the IoT Service Management Research Unit, where they will be involved in research, design, development and integration of IoT solutions in different application scenarios and pilots, in a secure, scalable and effective way. Main activities will be framed in the context of European initiatives concerning Factory of the Future (FoF) and solutions combining IoT technologies and Cyber-Physical Systems for industrial automation and robotics.

In the short term, the selected candidates will be involved in agile research teams performing analysis, design and development activities mostly adopting and extending open software solutions, in different application scenarios. In the medium-long term, the selected candidates will also be required to grow their competences on best design/development patterns, agile development, open IoT standards and solutions (e.g. middleware, tools, services) also contributing to open-source initiatives.

Requirements and competences

  • MSc degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent;
  • Creative, proactive attitude joint with interest in working on development of innovative solutions;
  • Good proficiency in possibly different programming languages (e.g. Java, Python, C++, Javascript) and strong interest in learning new languages and software tools;
  • Knowledge of basic team-oriented development processes and development-support tools (e.g. for versioning, testing, etc.);
  • Good English level and ability to work both individually and actively join and interact with international, possibly distributed teams.

Preferred qualifications

  • PhD title in topics related to industrial automation, robotics, mechatronics or Cyber-Physical Systems;
  • Deep knowledge of open source technologies and proficient use of Linux and open-source tools;
  • Experience in programming software for distributed environments;
  • Experience and a record of collaboration with open source technologies and tools;
  • Experience in the use of one or more of the OSGi framework implementation (Felix, Equinox, Knopflerfish..);
  • Knowledge of best practices in software development;
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security;
  • Good record of scientific publications in international conference, journals, book chapters.


10 Авг

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Advanced Nanosystem Development for Biomedical Applications

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Advanced Nanosystem Development for Biomedical Applications

The Responsive Biomedical Systems group of the Institute of Translational Medicine at the Department of Health Sciences & Technology, ETH Zurich, is developing diagnostic and therapeutic systems at the nano-and microscale with the aim to tackle a range of challenging problems in health care, including the increasing cancer burden and infectious diseases. The newly forming group of Prof. Simone Schürle is looking for a
Post-Doctoral Researcher in Advanced Nanosystem Development for Biomedical Applications
The research focus is twofold: the group designs and applies tools to study disease mechanisms and characteristics in vitro at the cellular level and uses the acquired knowledge to inform the design and fabrication of responsive nanosystems to diagnose or treat diseases minimal invasively. As such, these systems react for example to locally present signals of the disease environment, such as characteristic pH levels or enzymatic activity. For an additional level of control, simple on board circuits are added to activate these systems through externally applied stimuli including heat, acoustic, mechanic or electromagnetic signals, resulting in a diagnostic or therapeutic output such as local, on demand release of drugs. For this purpose, strategies derived from chemical synthesis, synthetic biology and nanofabrication techniques will be applied. This interdisciplinary work is based on the convergence of several fields and integrates methods and ideas from chemists, physicists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians. An interdisciplinary approach in strong collaboration with other ETH research groups is foreseen.
The candidate should have excellent academic qualifications, good communication skills, and strong self-motivation. In addition, enthusiasm and talent to engage in challenging health care problems is required. We expect the candidate to be excited to tackle engineering questions, formulate hypothesis and theoretical models and uncover fundamental mechanisms. For part of the team experience in cell culture and animal work is considered a plus. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have a PhD degree in a STEM discipline and ideally brings expertise in nanomaterials, nano/microfabrication, biophysics or a closely-related area.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation (short statement of experience and qualification), a comprehensive CV, a short statement of research interests (1 page) and contact details of 2 academic referees. Applications missing one of the required documents will not be considered. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Should you run into difficulties when submitting your application please send an email to recruitingsupport@ethz.ch for advice.

For further information about the group please visit our website www.rbsl.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Simone Schürle, by email simone.schuerle@hest.ethz.ch (no applications).

10 Авг

British Chevening Scholarships for International Students

British Chevening Scholarships for International Students

British Government/FCO Masters Degree

Deadline: 7 Nov 2017 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts Sept/Oct 2018

Brief description:

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Host Institution(s):

Any university in the UK

Level/Field(s) of study:

Full-time taught Masters Degree Programme in any subject at any UK university

Number of Awards:

Around 1500 scholarships globally will be offered.

Target group: The scholarships are targeted to citizens of Chevening-eligible countries.  See the official website for complete list of countries eligible for Chevening scholarships.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs to and from the UK, an arrival allowance, a homeward departure allowance, the cost of one visa application, and a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK.


To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

•  Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country.

•  Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended

•  Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a post-graduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK

•  Have at least two years’ work experience

•  Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 12 July 2018

•  Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 12 July 2018

Application instructions:

Applications for Chevening Awards can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on your country’s page. Applications close on  7 November 2017 at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time).

It is important to visit your individual country page at the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.chevening.org/

Related Scholarships: List of UK Scholarships

10 Авг

George Washington University Global Leaders Fellowship

George Washington University Global Leaders Fellowship

George Washington University
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 5 Feb 2018 (annual)
Study in:  USA
Course starts Sept 2018

Brief description:

The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master’s and doctoral) at the George Washington University who will return to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at the GW. The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries.

Host Institution(s):

George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Field of study:

Masters and Doctoral programs under the following schools offered at Foggy Bottom campus :

  • • College of Professional Studies
  • • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • • Graduate School of Education and Human Development
  • • School of Business (Executive Education program is not eligible)
  • • School of Engineering and Applied Science

Number of Awards:


Target group:

Students from the following countries or regions:

  • • China (PRC)
  • • Cambodia
  • • Eastern Europe
  • • Laos
  • • Latin America
  • • The Caribbean
  • • Mongolia
  • • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • • U.S.S.R. Successor States
  • • Vietnam

Scholarship value/duration:

The award will cover up to 18 credit hours. The grantee is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses, and must provide certification of this support.

A Fellowship is renewable each year for a cumulative maximum of three years for Master’s candidates and up to five years for doctoral candidate.


Students holding or intending to apply for an F-1 visa  and who are from the following countries or regions: China (PRC), Cambodia, Eastern Europe, Laos, Latin America, The Caribbean, Mongolia, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S.S.R. Successor States, Vietnam, are eligible to apply.

This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country. Please note that permanent residents, resident aliens and U.S. Citizens are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must have an F-1 (J-1 visa for Fulbright applicants only), no exceptions.

Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified incoming GW full-time graduate degree program seeking students who have gained admission to the University and whose program is on the main Foggy Bottom Campus.

As part of the admissions process, applicants must have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the internet based exam, or an IELTS overall band score of 7.5 (with no individual band below 6.0).

Application instructions:

Students need to apply for admission separately through the online process. No Fellowship applicants will be considered who have not completed the admissions application, including payment of their application fee.

Applicants must apply via the online submissions portal by the deadline, 5 February 2018, 12:00 PM (NOON) EST. Instructions on how to apply through the portal can be found here.

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

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.gwu.edu/~fellows/fellowships/global_leaders.html

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