The Oxford University Diplomatic Studies Programme (OUDSP)

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY DIPLOMATIC STUDIES PROGRAMME (OUDSP)

 

The OUDSP, also known as the Foreign Service Programme, is a course of postgraduate study, specifically designed for foreign policy practitioners, which enters its 50th year in October 2018. The great majority of DSP members are diplomats in early to mid-career, nominated by their governments, who come to Oxford for a career break of a full academic year.  The course helps them to upgrade their academic knowledge and practical skills and to familiarise themselves with British, European and international institutions.  They also benefit from the many academic and social facilities Oxford has to offer.  While in Oxford, each of them is a full member of the University and of one of its Colleges.

Applicants may apply to either the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies or the Master of Studies in Diplomatic Studies.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies is a nine-month (October-June), full-time course requiring residence in Oxford. It comprises four taught courses and is assessed by four year-end examinations.

The Master of Studies in Diplomatic Studies is a twelve-month (October-September), full-time course requiring residence in Oxford.  In addition to the four taught courses and year-end examinations of the Postgraduate Diploma, it entails completion of a substantial research project.

Eligibility

To be accepted, candidates must have a good degree from a reputable university, relevant professional experience, and a very good command of oral and written English.  A wide spread of countries is represented on the Programme.

Programme content

The syllabus includes international politics; public international law; international trade and finance; and diplomatic practice. OUDSP membership includes access to Oxford’s intellectual, library, sporting and social resources, networking with colleagues and the chance to tackle complex long-term subjects in a way not easily achieved during busy diplomatic postings.  In addition to the normal syllabus, some members are accepted to undertake specialized research under individual supervision.  Distinguished guest speakers lecture to and dine with the course during the Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity Terms. The year’s programme normally includes study visits to London, Belfast, Brussels, and Geneva.

Funding

Some course members are financed by Chevening (FCO) or other publicly- funded scholarships; others are funded by their own governments or from private sources.

Those who apply before the January deadline will be put forward for University and College scholarships.

Deadlines

  • 19 January 2018
  • 9 March 2018

Further information

More information is available on the website: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/oudsp

Call for Applications, Fully Funded Schwarzman Scholars Program

Deadline:  28 September 2017
Open to: Applicants between the ages of 18 and 29 years old
Scholarship: fully-funded

Description

Schwarzman Scholars has opened their global application for the third cohort of young leaders. The highly selective, fully-funded scholarship program is designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political, and civil society leaders can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. Anchored in an 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the Schwarzman Scholars experience encompasses unparalleled opportunities inside and outside the classroom, including extensive leadership training, a network of senior mentors, practical training/internships, and travel seminars around China. Scholars will learn about the emergence of China as an economic and political force from world‐class faculty from leading institutions and guest speakers at the state‐of‐the‐art Schwarzman College. The dynamic core curriculum offers the choice of concentrations in public policy, international studies, or business and economics.

The scholarship aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year and welcomes undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals up to age 28 of any citizenship who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree. A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character. Eligible applicants from any field are invited to apply.

Eligibility

Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.
Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2018 before orientation begins. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it will be important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.
Age Requirement.
Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018.
English language proficiency.
Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program.  The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher.Acceptable test options are:< >Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)International English Language Testing System (IELTS)will still be required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score above the minimum requirements for Schwarzman Scholars before March 1 of 2018.

This requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT PART OF MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Marital status. Married applicants may apply and will be at no disadvantage in the application process. Spouses/partners may accompany Schwarzman Scholars to Beijing, but Scholars are expected to live in the dormitory and participate fully in the program like single students. Spouses/partners may not live in the dormitory, and no additional funding will be provided to support spouses/partners living off-campus.
There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.
Grade point average/class rank/pre-requisites. Academic excellence will be a requirement for successful applicants, but there is no minimum GPA or class rank required to apply. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in their academic studies, and the most competitive candidates will be among the top students in their graduating class. There are no course prerequisites for applicants to the program, although some individual classes at Tsinghua University may have prerequisites.

Scholarship

The extraordinary students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship. It will include:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Required course books and supplies
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • A personal stipend of $3,500

With a $450 million endowment, Schwarzman Scholars will be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.

Application

Interested candidates will participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world. The process includes an online application and credentials evaluation as well as in-person regional interviews. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to not only benefit frombut also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: SchwarzmanScholars.Europe@iie.org.

The official web-page.

Study in Korea

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, sky, outdoor and textScholarship information for 2018 spring semester from the 🇰🇷 Korean Global IT Technology Program (ITTP) at KAIST for future IT leaders in developing and other countries, including the CIS/Eastern European countries, is looking for applicants — government, public officials and national university lecturers who require Master/PhD in KAIST. The candidates should be employed by the government or public institution or related organization.

http://www.edu-active.com/…/kaist-global-it-technology-scho…

Scholarship Tuition fee, One-way airfare(Economy Class, Max KRW 1,500,000), Living cost(KRW 1,500,000 per month), National medical insurance, Relocation expenses (1,000 Korean won=approximately 0.9 US dollars(as of 2017))

Deadline: 20 September 2017

2017 Research and Innovation Masters Scholarship Programme in Ireland

All qualified student candidates, including EU and non-EU candidates, may apply!

Applications close at: 9am (GMT), Tuesday, 6th June, 2017.

 

 

2017 Research and Innovation Masters Scholarship Programme

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is delighted to announce the call for applications to its 2017 programme of Research and Innovation Masters Scholarships. In 2017 the programme will support up to nine Masters research degree scholarships, including GMIT Research and Innovation Strategic Endowment (RISE) Scholarships, and up to three defined awards delivered in partnership with industry:

2017 Allergan/GMIT Innovation Award

A maximum of two projects will be funded from the following three topics:

  • Topic 1: Development of a family of eye phantoms to accelerate the design process of ophthalmic medical devices and assist ophthalmic surgery; and/or,
  • Topic 2: The utilization of 3D Mass Spectral Imaging (MSI) to investigate the interactions of pharmaceutical products in dementia/Alzheimer sufferers; and/or,
  • Topic 3: Enhancing absorption of peptide drugs via the buccal route of administration; using the TR146 cell culture model.

To apply for any of these Allergan/GMIT projects, please click on application form: Word file or PDF file.

2017 Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange/GMIT Innovation Award

  • Topic: Clinical Validation of METS, an Evidence Based Metabolic Health Platform for the Clinical Management of Obesity & Associated Metabolic Disorders in Ageing Adults.

To apply for the ISAX/GMIT Masters project, please click on application form: Word file or PDF file.

2017 GMIT Research and Innovation Strategic Endowment (RISE) Scholarships

Topics for RISE projects are not pre-defined.

Applicants should develop their proposals in collaboration with a proposed GMIT-led co-supervisory team.

Applicants for the GMIT RISE Scholarship Award should therefore first contact potential GMIT supervisors directly.

To apply for the above RISE Masters project, please click on application form: Word file or PDF file

 

Details on all of GMIT’s 2017 Scholarships are available within the 2017 Call for Applications and Guidelines (PDF file).

Applications close at: 9am (GMT), Tuesday, 6th June, 2017.

Interviews are anticipated to occur in the week commencing 19th June, 2017.

 

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Minorities in USA

According to research, the average cost of tuition for an in-state student at a public university in the United States has increased by 296% over the past 20 years. At the same time, wages in the U.S. have barely grown in that same time. College students are graduating with more debt than ever.

Statistics indicate that minority students often graduate with more debt than their peers.

Fortunately, federal grants and scholarships for minorities can significantly lighten the financial load for these students.

The U.S. Department of Education recently invested $96 million in grants to provide additional financial aid specifically for minority students. This grant funding will go directly to colleges and universities to help them provide better financial support to their minority populations.

Minority students who receive federal grants and loans to help finance their college educations often could use some additional funding to help them bridge financial gaps. Scholarships for minorities are of tremendous help to these students, but finding the right scholarships to apply to is not always an easy task. To help you in your search for additional funding, we have compiled a list of some of the top minority scholarships. Check on the link to find a detailed list of these scholarships, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, and information on how to apply.

http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-minorities/#asian-and-pacific-islander-students

Call for Applications, AI For Social Good Summer Lab at McGill University, in Montreal, QC

Deadline:  17 April 2017
Open to: individuals who identify as a woman
Venue: 5– 30 June 2017, at McGill University, in Montreal, QC.

Description

In collaboration with the McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab, we are launching a 1 month Summer Lab that teaches technical concepts in machine learning, in addition to digital product development and design applied to a wicked social problem.

It is our belief that AI should drive innovation to address key societal challenges that impact the lives of millions of people. It is also our belief that AI research and product development needs to be more inclusive. This has motivated us to create opportunities for women to gain training, experience, and mentorship in machine learning techniques and product development at McGill University, and through our ecosystem partners in the Montreal technology and start-up community.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • You are an undergraduate, graduate, or industry practitioner with advanced prior training in mathematics and computer science.​
  • You identify as a woman.​
  • You want to learn, build your network, and explore potential career paths in machine learning research and development.​
  • You love technology and are inspired by the idea of using it as a force to drive positive change in the world.​

Costs

If you are selected you will be required to pay a small fee to confirm you spot.

Application

Innovation@McGill, in collaboration with the McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab, is launching a 1 month Summer Lab that teaches technical concepts in machine learning, in addition to digital product development and design applied to a wicked social problem.

It is our belief that AI should drive innovation to address key societal challenges that impact the lives of millions of people.

It is also our belief that AI research and product development needs to be more inclusive. This has motivated us to create opportunities for women to gain training, experience, and mentorship in machine learning techniques and product development at McGill University, and through our ecosystem partners in the Montreal technology and start-up community.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  innovation@mcgill.ca.

The official web-page.

Call for Scholarship Applications – The Aziz Foundation in Britain

The Aziz Foundation is currently offering the following scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018:

The Aziz Foundation is an independent grant-making body seeking to support the most disadvantaged communities in Britain. It aims to do this through supporting community empowerment, leadership development and greater public engagement in these communities, and greater public engagement by them in wider society. The Foundation seeks to support individuals and projects, strengthen organisations and networks, and help incubate innovative ideas that will ultimately improve the conditions in and for these sections of our society.

 

 

Goldsmiths
Two Masters Scholarships at Goldsmiths University of London: Developing Community Services Professionals from British Muslim Communities

Applications close on Friday 23 June 2017
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Three PhD ScholarshipsDeveloping Academics from British Muslim Communities 

Applications close on Sunday 14 May 2017

 

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Two Masters in Arts Scholarships:Developing Arts Management Professionals and Artists from British Muslim Communities.

Applications close on Sunday 30 April 2017

 

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One Masters Scholarship at the University of OxfordDeveloping Public Policy Practitioners from British Muslim Communities.

Applications close on Thursday 6 April 2017.