Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Deadline: Varies from country to country
Open to: graduates from all fields
Scholarship: varies according to a country of origin and a type of scholarship


The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the Academic Year 2017-2018. The scheme includes various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers:

  • University research fellowships for scholars, doctorates and post-doctorates at Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology and universities of applied sciences (no scholarships for bachelor or masters studies)
  • Arts scholarships for advanced-level artists at Swiss conservatories and universities of the arts (only for a limited number of countries)

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution.


The scholarships are offered to international graduates from countries around the world, however not all of the countries are included in the scheme. Choose your country from the drop-down menu HERE and check which scholarships you are eligible to apply for.


Generally the scholarship includes a monthly payment, exemption from tuition fees, insurance, housing allowance, airfare and other benefits, depending on the country of origin and the type of scholarship.


The application deadlines vary depending on the country you come from.

In order to apply for a scholarship, please contact the relevant application institution in your country of origin (institution cited in the factsheet, that you can find when you choose your country from the drop-down menu HERE ).

For further information visit the official website HERE.

Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships 2016

Deadline: 1 September 2016
Open to: students in all subjects who are pursuing a first degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany
Scholarship: EUR 597 plus EUR 300 book allowance per month or EUR 1,050 per month basic scholarship plus EUR 100 per month research costs allowance


The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’). Scholarship recipients are expected to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: Ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.

At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a student or doctoral student by a state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany. The applicant has to be accepted by a state-recognised institution at the latest by the beginning of the scholarship.



For an undergraduate and graduate scholarship:

  1. General student scholarships for German and German-educated applicants: Students in all subjects who are pursuing a first degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany;
  2. Student scholarship – journalism: “Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus” (for Germans and candidates who study in Germany – Bildungsinländer/innen): This programme is aimed at German or German-educated students with a migration background who wish to become journalists;
  3. International students on a masters course in any subject who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen) and are studying, or wish to study, in Germany.
For a doctoral scholarship:
  1.  Doctoral students from inside and outside Germany for a doctoral scholarship in the focus programme “Transformation Research”;

Good or very good knowledge of German is required, please supply documentary evidence.


For undergraduate and graduate students:

  • Who are German/EU nationals or those educated in Germany, the amount varies according to parental income or own assets or earnings: max. EUR 597 plus EUR 300 book allowance per month.

At the doctoral level:

  • German/EU nationals or those educated in Germany receive EUR 1,050 per month basic scholarship plus EUR 100 per month research costs allowance.


In order to apply you will have to:

  1. Check if you are among the special focus groups in this application round;
  2. Gather information on the application process and the requested documents;
  3. Register for the online application portal;
  4. Provide the requested information in the Online Application Portal;
  5. After uploading all of your documents, submit your application before the end of 1 September 2016.

For details of application requirements, procedures and specific groups see application process autumn 2016.

International Leadership Programme 2016, United Arab Emirates

Deadline:  19 May 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 25 and 35 years old
Venue: in the United Arab Emirates – November 2016 (exact dates will shortly be announced)


The International Leadership Programme (ILP) is an innovative leadership development opportunity which aims to develop leadership skills, inspire thinking about global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local communities. The ILP begins with a residential Summit in which international delegates come together to learn about leadership, but the ILP is about much more than two weeks’ training. Mosaic measures the success of each of its leadership programmes through the projects which delegates implement in their own communities. Mosaic’s International Leadership Programme began in 2009 to help develop leadership skills, highlight global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local community. The Summit includes leadership skills workshops, inspirational sessions on global issues such as poverty and sustainability, and visits to projects in the local area which demonstrate leadership in action.

The programme begins by gathering all of the participants together for the Summit, a period of intense residential training, featuring world-renowned speakers, leadership workshops, and project visits which enable participants to observe examples of leadership in action. This will be held in the United Arab Emirates in November 2016 (exact dates will shortly be announced).


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

  • Be a national of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia (resident in Kenya), Syria (resident in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey & Lebanon),Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
    Please note that ID and proof of address will be asked for during the interview process.
  • Be 25–35 years old in November 2016
  • Be able to attend the two week Summit in November 2016
  • Make a commitment to complete the 12 month programme in full
  • Fluent in English (all elements of the programme will be conducted in English)


Mosaic is a charitable organisation and with the ILP we aim to support those who can most make a positive impact in their local community. There are significant costs associated with the International Leadership Programme, some of which will be the responsibility of Mosaic, such as flights and Summit accommodation, and some of which will be the responsibility of participants– these will be made clear together with practical arrangements when participants are appointed. At this stage, we do not require information about your financial situation and Mosaic does not wish to discourage any applicant who faces financial difficulty – bursaries will be available to support those who need them. Mosaic makes all arrangements for travel, accommodation, and meals, to an adequate but not luxury standard; a realistic expectation is that of average university provision. Participants will have their own single bedroom. 


Mosaic is looking to recruit a diverse range of participants; male and female, from a wide range of backgrounds, urban and rural, representing different professions and experiences. We particularly wish to give opportunity to those who have not previously benefited from a masters education, experienced any leadership training or overseas travel. Before completing the application form please read in full the guidelines for applicants ILP 2016_Information for Applicants.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.

“Multiculturalism as a Lifestyle in Azerbaijan: Learn, Explore, Share” Summer School

Deadline: 20 May 2016
Open to: undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with a keen interest in Azerbaijani culture
Venue: 18 – 27 July 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan


Baku International Multiculturalism Centre launches the next Summer School 2016 “Multiculturalism as a lifestyle in Azerbaijan: learn, explore, share” for students and researches who are interested in enhancing and deepening their knowledge on Azerbaijani multiculturalism. The Summer School program provides a great opportunity to explore new topics regarding Azerbaijani multiculturalism and benefit from Azerbaijani experience to make a progress in the study of multiculturalism in general.

The Summer School aims to bring together students who have passed the course “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” at their respective universities. Along with the interactive lectures on different aspects of Azerbaijani multiculturalism, the participants will be given an opportunity to experience the realities of Azerbaijan while having chances to travel to regions, where they can explore customs and traditions of different ethnic and religious groups. In general, we can identify the following main goals of the course:

  • providing theoretical and practical knowledge about Azerbaijani multiculturalism;
  • raising awareness about the university course “Azerbaijani multiculturalism”;
  • bringing together all students and researchers who are scholarly and practically interested in multiculturalism.


Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students aged 18-35, academically motivated, fluent in English, who are willing to broaden their knowledge and are eager to learn the model of Azerbaijani multiculturalism.

All students are eligible to participate in the Summer School  but the preference will be given to those who have attended the “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” course.


All expenses (except visa and insurance) — travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by Baku International Multiculturalism Centre.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2016. To apply please fill the Application form and forward it to: Please attach the scanned (pdf) version of your passport. For Azeri student scan of identification card.

For more information please follow the official website.

This 2016 Summer joining International Consulting Program in Taiwan

National Sun Yat-sen University

International Consulting Program in Taiwan

This summer, National Sun Yat-sen University offers you a chance to understand more of companies in Taiwan! Come and learn about Taiwan culture and get a chance to be part of a consulting team for a leading company in Taiwan!

You can experience an actual consulting process during 2 months! Professional and current consultants will accompany you to deal with the case. Well known and outstanding enterprises will be your client. Moreover, you have an opportunity to stay and work in the company after finishing doing the program.

Other than consulting, we will arrange three trips for you to go around and enjoy the beautiful scenery in Taiwan.

Additionally, we provide Mandarin class for you to improve Chinese ability. A test will be taken first to understand your ability in Chinese. Students will be divided into different levels for training. This will be a huge advantage for a foreign student if they consider working in Asia.

Worrying about your expenses and accommodation? NT$10,000 will be offered as a subsidy for your daily life and plus, you can get familiar with Taiwan culture and lifestyle by staying in a host family.

—Benefits from this Program
-NT$ 10,000 of Subsidiary per Month
-Possibility to Work in Taiwan
-Professional Consulting Experience
-Cultural Trips and Activities
-Mandarin Class


 Welcome to join us in 2016


1 University Road,
Tainan City 701,

Institute of International Management
National Cheng Kung University

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Working with Taiwan international enterprises, IIMBA is recruiting talented international youths from emerging and developed countries to Taiwan for a short-term study and potential internship opportunities.

Program Sessions
There are three sessions this year:
Session 1 : 2-week program in May-June followed by the internship
Session 2 : 4-week program in July-August followed by the internship
Session 3 : 2-week program in September-October followed by the internship 

*Courses are designed by the companies and the duration may vary
*Internship period, depending on supporting firms, will approximately
last for 
two months.

Program Expense
During the period, the costs of accommodation, tuition and field trips will be covered. Selected participants are responsible for travel expense (including airfares and visa fee), insurance premium and living expense. During the internship period (for students who are offered internships), the participated companies will be responsible for the accommodation and living expense, or alternatively the companies may pay for the airfares for compensation. Depending on the internship or job offer contract, the expenses may vary.
*If the company chooses to pay for the airfares, it will have to be the run trip tickets of the shortest route from student’s most recent location to Taiwan, and the receipt should be presented.

Here is some more information about the application process
You will need to provide:

2. Emergency Contact
3. EDUCATION (currently-enrolled school) 
5. PDF Files:

    a. Transcript for all semesters (required)
b. Essay (approximately 250-300 words, required): Brief backgrounds of self-introduction
c. Essay (approximately 250-300 words, required): Intention to apply for Crouching Tigers program?
d. One reference letter (optional)
e. Language certificate (optional)

6. .jpg file (less than 1MB)
     Applicant’s headshot (required)

MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship Application Now Open!

Monbukagakusho (MEXT), the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology offers four different scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan.


    ———US citizens living in other states should apply through the consulate responsible for their state. Non-US citizens should apply through the Japanese embassy in their country of citizenship. Please click here for a list of all embassies and consulates.


    • To read about other scholarships for non-Japanese to study in Japan, please see our links page

All MEXT Scholarship applications will be subject to a document screening after the appointed application deadline. Only those applicants who pass the document screening will be invited to the Consulate to sit for the interview and exams for their respective scholarship.

Please read the guidelines and FAQs listed below for the scholarship(s) you are interested in. If you need further assistance, please contact the JIC.

Japanese Studies APPLY NOW!
This scholarship offers undergraduate students majoring in Japanese language, Japanese affairs, or Japanese culture an opportunity to deepen their understandings through academic study at one of several universities in Japan. Please click here for FAQs related to this scholarship.
Deadline All applications must be received by Friday, February 26th, 2016
Interview & Test Date Monday, March 14, 2016
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Student Scholarship from Unplag

Deadline: 1 March 2016
Open to: Full-time college or university students, 18 years of age or older
Prizes:  $ 2,000


Dear students, we are proud to announce Unplag has launched a scholarship contest! Why? Just because we’ve always been passionate about learning and encouraging students from all over the world to stay original all the way through.

To boost your original writing skills, we’d be happy to give away $2.000 to the one who will create the most engaging essay on one of the topics mentioned in the Essay Requirements section.

To make your writing vivid and full of interesting details, you can choose any style of the essay and switch on your imagination dwelling on future perspectives of online cheating, technologies that are most likely to stop plagiarism, etc.

Do you want to share your own experience in fighting plagiarism? Just do it by creating your own essay topic!

Key Scholarship Points:

  • Scholarship Award: $ 2,000
  • Essay Submission Dates: from September 1, 2015 till March 1, 2016
  • Scholarship Winner Announcement: March 9, 2016
  • How to Participate: Write an awesome essay on plagiarism

Who is Eligible for the Scholarship?

  1. you should be at least eighteen (18) years old
  2. currently enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate program


How to Apply?


Applications for the scholarship are open from September 1, 2015 till March 1, 2016. If you submit an essay later than March 1, 2016, it will not be considered.

Essay Requirements

Everyone who takes part in this contest should submit an essay written in English following these guidelines:
  • The essay topic may be either created on your own describing plagiarism in academia issues or chosen from the list below:
    • Academic cheating can deprive you of a successful career.
    • Being original will soon become a trend.
    • Technologies able to fight academic cheating.
    • Does online education “promote” academic dishonesty?
    • Can plagiarism be eliminated once and for all?
    • Plagiarism addiction kills creativity and critical thinking.
    • How does the digital age influence plagiarism and cheating?
    • Is social networking causing a plagiarism problem?
    • Cross-culture differences concerning plagiarism.
    • What if some of my educators were found guilty of plagiarism?
  • Your essay may be of any style you prefer;
  • Your essay should be at least 500-word long;
  • Creativity, humor and individual manner of writing are highly appreciated;
  • The essay should be original (you can check it here);
  • The essay should be submitted no later than March 1, 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.


OECD Youth Poster Competition

Deadline: 10 October 2015
Open to: applicants aged 15-25 during the period of this competition
Prize: public exhibition of winning posters during the OECD Ministerial Meeting in Helsinki


To create a poster reflecting the challenge of fixing government to include more voices in public decisions and help address growing income inequality. Using the powerful poster format, young people are invited to express their unique views and ideas on how we can change the rules so that everyone can have access to better public services (such as schools and healthcare) and a better life (through less unemployment, better jobs and job satisfaction, less discrimination and more opportunities for all). The poster should be motivating and visual and they should address one of the following themes:

  • Giving young people a voice in the government decision process;
  • Opportunity for all! (Everyone deserves access to good schools, good health care, good jobs, a decent salary, a healthy environment, etc…);
  • Including more voices and more diverse voices in government decisions creates societies that are fairer to all;
  • Improving everyone’s well-being results in a stronger society than just concentrating on more material wealth (GDP);
  • The negative effects of income inequality on society;
  • An idea for reducing income inequality;
  • Changing the rules to help everyone have access to a better life;
  • Encouraging government to listen to everyone, not just to those with the most power and influence;
  • Getting involved in school, neighbourhood, community or larger organisations to make things better, such as providing better services.


All competitors and their posters must meet following requirements:

  • For the poster entry to be eligible, applicants must be 15-25 years old during the period of this competition (Competition closes on 16 October 2015);
  • If any words are used in the poster that are not in English or French, a translation must be provided;
  • A poster must not portray violence, profanity or direct attacks on individuals or organisations. Offensive entries will be disqualified;
  • A poster must not infringe on any third party rights.


Winning posters will be displayed in an exclusive poster gallery during the OECD Ministerial Meeting in Helsinki on 27-28 October 2015 bringing together ministers and high-level officials from countries around the world.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 10 October 2015. Posters may be created digitally or traditionally (on paper). The file of digital poster should be sent to in the form of a high-resolution (300 dpi) PDF file. Files sent by email must not exceed 30 MB in size. Traditional handmade poster must be 100 cm x 70 cm and may be sent it by postal mail to the following address:

OECD Inclusive Growth Poster Competition,
OECD, Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, MB 1157, 2 rue André Pascal,
Paris CEDEX 16, France

Please include a complete and signed declaration form.

For more information please visit the official website.