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The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to foreign students to study at Japanese

universities in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture.

Regulations for the 2015 MEXT Scholarship Program are as follows:


(1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. Applicants

with no official nationality are also eligible to apply. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the

time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality

and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as

they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of

their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the

country of applicant’s nationality.

(2) Age: Applicants generally must have been born between April 2, 1985, and April 1, 1997.

(3) Academic Background: Applicants must be undergraduates at foreign (non-Japanese) universities majoring in fields related to the

Japanese language or Japanese culture at the time of arriving in and leaving Japan.

(4) Japanese Language Ability: Applicants must have Japanese language ability sufficient for receiving education at a Japanese

university in Japan.

(5) Health: Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would impede the pursuit of study

at Japanese universities.

(6) Arrival in Japan: Applicants must be able to arrive in Japan within the two weeks before the first day of the course set by

the university in Japan (usually October) and the period set by the admitting university. (If the applicant

arrives in Japan before this period for personal reasons, travel expenses to Japan will not be paid.

Excluding cases of unavoidable circumstances, If the applicant cannot arrive in Japan during the

designated period, the applicant must resign.)

(7) Visa acquisition: Applicants must acquire College Student (ryugaku) visas before entering Japan. They then enter Japan

with the College Student (ryugaku) residence status. Please also note that those who change their visa

status to one other than College Student after arrival in Japan will lose their qualification to be Japanese

Government Scholarship recipients from the date when their visa status changes.

(8) Others: Recipients of the MEXT scholarship shall immediately return to their home country and resume their

studies at their school after the end of the period for the provision of the scholarship. After returning to

the home country, former scholarship recipients shall maintain close contact with the university where

they studied, cooperate with the conducting of post-return survey questionnaires, participate in events

conducted by Japanese diplomatic missions in their country, and work to improve relations between the

home country and Japan.

(9) Any applicant who meets any or all of the following conditions is ineligible. If identified after the start of the scholarship period, the

applicant will be required to withdraw from the scholarship.

1. Those who are military personnel or military civilian employees at the time of their arrival in Japan;

2. Those who have received a Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho scholarship) in the past;

3. Those who are currently enrolled at a Japanese university with a College Student (ryugaku) residence status; those enrolled, or

scheduled to be enrolled, at a Japanese university as a privately financed international student during the period when the

scholarship application was filed in the home country until prior to the start of the provision of the scholarship; However, even

if the applicant is currently a privately financed international student studying in Japan, this restriction does not apply to an

applicant who will certainly finish the current course before the start of the designated course at the Japanese university and

will return to the home country;


4. Recipients of scholarships from institutions other than MEXT (including government institutions in their home countries) that

overlap with the Japanese Government Scholarship (Prospective beneficiaries are included);

5. Recipients who make a double application for this scholarship to other universities, other embassy recommendations, and the

Student Exchange Support Program provided by Japan Student Services Organization(JASSO);

6. Those who have studied the Japanese language at a university for a total period of less than one year of April 2015. Those who

have studied Japanese for a total of at least one year at another university should submit without fail documents (transcript of

grades at other university, etc.) that can verify that the applicant studied Japanese for a period of at least one year at the said


7. Holders of dual nationality at the time of application who cannot verify that they will give up Japanese nationality by the time of

the arrival in Japan.

Those majoring in fields of study other than Japanese language and Japanese culture (such as engineering, economics, agricultural

science, architecture, and art) and who wish to pursue complementary studies in Japanese language and culture should apply for other

scholarships, such as the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for

Short-term Study in Japan).


The term is the period necessary to complete the admitting university’s study course, which should be approximately one year from October

2015 (the starting month of the course). (Extension of the term is prohibited.)


(1) Allowance:117,000 yen per month. (In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be

added. The monetary amount each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons.) The scholarship is

cancelled in principle if the recipient is absent from the university for an extended period. The scholarship will be also

cancelled in principle in the following situations. If the recipient has been receiving the scholarship despite his/her

falling under any of the following situations, the recipient will be ordered to return the amount of scholarship that he/she

received during the period wherein he/she was involved with any of the following situations.

1. The recipient is determined to have made a false statement on his/her application;

2. The recipient violates any article of his/her pledge to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and


3. The recipient is subjected to disciplinary action by the university, including expulsion;

4. It has been determined that it will be impossible for the recipient to complete the training course within the

standard time period because of poor academic grades or suspension from the university;

5. The recipient’s residence status has changed to one other than College Student as defined in the Appended

Table I-4 of the Immigration Act;

6. The recipient has received a scholarship from another institution (excluding those specified for research


(2) Transportation

1. Transportation to Japan:The recipient will be provided, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, with an

economy-class airplane ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her home country residence *

to the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university

usually uses. Expenses such as inland transportation from his/her home address to the international

airport, airport tax, airport usage fees, special taxes on travel, or inland transportation within Japan will

NOT be covered. (*The address in the country of the recipient’s nationality stated in the application

form is in principle regarded as the recipient’s “home country residence.”)

2. Transportation from Japan:The recipient who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of

his/her scholarship will be provided, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for

travel from the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed

university usually uses to the international airport nearest to his/her home address.

(Note 1) Any aviation and accident insurance to and from Japan shall be paid for by the recipient.

(Note 2) Should the recipient not return to his/her home country soon after the end of the scholarship period to resume his/her

studies, the transportation fee for the return to the home country will not be provided.


(3) Tuition and Other Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by the Japanese



Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic missions by the required date. The submitted documents will

not be returned.


(1) ①Application Form (prescribed forms) 1

②Placement Preference Application Form (prescribed form) 1

Photographs or digital image (size 4.5。ム3.5 cm, upper half of body, full-faced, hatless) taken 2

within the past 6 months (should be pasted on each Application Form and Placement Preference Application Form)

(2) ③Certified academic transcript from the university the applicant is currently attending

(please mark subjects related to Japanese language and Japanese culture.) 1

(3) ④Certificate of university enrollment 1

(4) ⑤Recommendation from the head of or academic advisor at the university currently attending 1

(5) ⑥Medical certificate (prescribed form) 1

(6) ⑦Documents verifying that the applicant has studied the Japanese language for at least one year. 1

((2) Only for those who cannot verify that they studied Japanese for a total of at least one year at a university.)

(7) ⑧If the applicant has qualifications concerning Japanese-language ability,

documented proof of such qualifications 1

(Note 1) Applicants must choose universities in which they wish to be enrolled from among those listed in the booklet, Course Guide for

Japanese Studies Students, and write them down on the Placement Preference Application Form.

(Note 2) These documents must be written in Japanese or English, or translations in either of these languages should be attached.

(Note 3) No application will be considered unless the aforementioned application documents and all other necessary attachments are fully and

correctly completed.

(Note4)Number the documents(① through ⑧) in the right upper corner.


(1) The Japanese diplomatic missions will carry out the primary selection of applicants by means of an interview, a written examination

(subject : Japanese), and a review of the submitted documents.

(2) Results of the primary selection will be notified on a date separately designated by each Japanese diplomatic missions.

(3) Applicants who pass the primary selection will be recommended by the Japanese diplomatic missions to MEXT.

(4) MEXT will conduct the secondary (final) selection of the applicants recommended by the Japanese diplomatic missions and

determine the scholarship recipients.

(5) Results of the secondary selection will be notified on a date separately designated by each Japanese diplomatic mission.



(1) The study/training is implemented only in the university/study courses listed in a booklet “Course Guide for Japanese Studies


(2) MEXT, in consultation with the universities concerned, will decide on the university in which each recipient shall be enrolled taking

into consideration his/her Japanese language ability and specialized courses he/she wishes to take. Objections regarding university

placement will not be accepted.

(3) The study at universities will be conducted in Japanese.

(4) University placement and specialized study of Japanese language and Japanese culture will be conducted as follows.

Specialized Japanese language and Japanese culture study will be divided into the following two courses, depending on the objective

of the study: (a) A course conducted mainly to improve students’ Japanese language proficiency with supplementary study about

Japan and Japanese culture, and (b) A course conducted mainly about Japan and Japanese culture with supplementary study to

improve Japanese language proficiency.

The specific course contents vary with each university, but every student will take special lectures on Japan, Japanese culture, and


Japanese language and specialized practical study, as well as classes in the departments related to his/her individual major.

(5) A recipient who has completed a specified course at the university concerned will be given a certificate.

However, the purpose of this scholarship program is not to obtain a diploma. Therefore, a recipient cannot be enrolled in an

undergraduate course at a university or a master’s or a doctorate course at a graduate school as a Japanese-government-sponsored

international student during this program or right after its completion. (This same restriction applies to privately financed overseas

students enrolled in an undergraduate course at a university or a master’s degree or doctoral course at a graduate school. If the

recipient should be enrolled in such a course, the recipient will be required to pay back the entire amount of the scholarship money

retroactive to the start of the scholarship payment.)


(1) The recipient is advised to learn, before departing for Japan, the Japanese language and to acquire some information about Japanese

weather, climate, customs, university education, and conditions in Japan, as well as about the difference between the Japanese legal

system and that of his/her home country.

(2) As the first installment of the scholarship payment cannot be provided immediately upon the recipient’s arrival, the recipient should

bring approximately US $2,000 or the equivalent thereof to cover immediate needs after arrival in Japan.

(3) Accommodations:

1. Residence halls for international students provided by universities.

Some universities have residence halls for international students. The recipients enrolled at such universities may reside at these

residence halls under certain conditions. However, due to the limited number of rooms, some of these facilities may be


2. Private boarding houses or apartments:

Those who are unable to find accommodation in the aforementioned facilities may live in regular dormitories of the university or

in private boarding houses/apartments.

It is difficult for recipients with dependents to find appropriate housing in Japan. The recipient is requested to arrive in Japan alone

first to secure housing before having his/her spouse and/or family come to Japan.

(4) It is the recipients’ responsibility to verify whether the completion of the courses in Japan will be recognized as credits in his/her home

country. If they need further information regarding the content of the course, please directly contact the university that offers the


(5) In addition to the regulations stipulated in this guideline, those that are necessary to implement the Japanese Government Scholarship

are determined by the Japanese government.

(6) More detailed information on this scholarship program is available at the Japanese diplomatic missions.

Korean Government Scholarships for International Students

Deadline: 31 March 2015
Open to: International students from selected countries
Scholarship:  The full tuition is paid by NIIED, monthly allowance of 900,000 won, round-trip economy class ticket


The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is designed for international students who wants to pursue higher education in Korean Universities.

66 Universities (or Institutes) designated by NIIED can be host institutions:

Ajou University, Chung-Ang University, Dongguk University, Ewha Womans University, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Hanyang University, Hongik University, Inha University, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Konkuk University,  Kookmin University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea Polytechnic University, Korea University, Kyonggi University, Kyunghee University, Myongji university, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Sangmyung University, Seoul Nat’l University, Seoul Nat’l University of Science and Technology, Sogang University,Sookmyung Women’s University, Soongsil University, Sungkyunkwan University,The Graduate School of Korean Studies in the Academy of Korean Studies, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, University of Science & Technology,University Of Seoul, Yonsei University, Changwon National University, Chonbuk Nat’l University, Chonnam Nat’l University,Chungbuk Nat’l University, Chungnam Nat’l University, Daegu University, Daejeon University, Donga University, Dongseo University, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gyeongsang Nat’l University, Hallym University, Handong Global University, Inje University, Jeju National University, Jeonju University, Kangwon Nat’l University, Keimyung University, Kongju Nat’l University, Konyang University,Korea University of Technology and Education, Kumoh Nat’l Institute of Technology,Kyungpook Nat’l University, Kyungsung university, Pai Chai University,  Pukyong Nat’l University, Pusan Nat’l University, Silla Univerity,  Soonchunhyang University,Sunchon National University, Sunmoon University, University of Ulsan, Wonkwang University,  Woosong University, Yeungnam University.

Detailed information about the fields and majors offered by the listed eligible universities can be found in the University Information section on the GKS website.  Applicants must choose their desired fields of study from the listed programs in the University Information section provided by participating universities.

Night schools, Seasonal schools, and schools through Internet are not allowed.


  • Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won(KRW) per month
  • Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in human and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
  • Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED.
  • Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation
  • Medical Insurance: 20,000 won per month(limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
  • Special fund for students proficient in Korean language (TOPIK level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month(Commencing from the main program)


  • Both applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of the foreign country.
  • Applicants cannot have Korean citizenship.
  • Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for a long period of time.
  • Should be under 40 years of age as of 1 September 2015.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of August 31st, 2015.
  • Applicants who are enrolling or have already enrolled in the same academic program in Korea as the one they are applying for will not be admitted.
  • For Master’s program (or Integrated Master’s & Doctoral program): students who hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Bachelor’s degree
  • For Doctoral program: students who hold a Master’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Master’s degree.
  • Applicants who are expecting the adequate diploma should present their diploma by August 31st, 2015 before entry.
  • Should have a grade point average (G.P.A.) at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previous attended institution.
  • If the grade is difficult to convert to percentage, official explanatory documents from the attended university are required.

The scholarships are targetted to students from the following countries:

Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canada(Quebec), Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The United Kingdom, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia

See the complete list of eligible countries at 2015 KGSP guidelines.


Applicants can apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University. See the websites of Korean Embassy (Consulate) in your own country or the  universities in Korea in which you want to study in.

The selection process for applicants will proceed in three steps:

  1. Firstly, applicants must be selected by the institution he or she is applying through (a Korean embassy, or a designated university).
  2. Secondly, applicants who passed the first round must be selected by the NIIED Selection Committee.
  3. Finally, applicants who passed the second round must gain admission from a university.

The application deadline is 31 March 2015.

It is important to read the scholarship guidelines and visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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

If you are from Azerbaijan, Any inquiry on the above-mentioned information can be made to the Embassy as follows :
Lee Hyunjoo (
Tel. +994-12-596-7901~
Address :
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Hasan Aliyev street, cross1, house12, AZ1078, Baku, Azerbaijan

The official web-page.

2015 Cultures of Resistance Scholarships at SOAS University of London

Deadline: 20 March 2015
Open to: candidates from countries affected by wars and extreme poverty
Scholarship: £15,000


SOAS University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

Thanks to a very generous philanthropic donation received from the Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation and the American Friends of SOAS (AFSOAS), a set of new postgraduate scholarships are now available at SOAS. That donation has been matched by an additional contribution from the SOAS Students’ Union to make up the Cultures of Resistance Scholarships at SOAS.

The scholarships will benefit people from countries that have been affected by wars and extreme poverty. Security conditions permitting, scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply their knowledge and skills for the betterment of their societies. In the case of refugees or those fearing repression and censorship in their home countries, they expect that they will seek employment/work/study abroad toward the aim of improving the future of their home country and that of its citizens. They hope that scholarship recipients will pursue careers that, among other things, promote universal human rights, international law, equal justice for all and the enrichment of civil society and robust grassroots democracy.

The following full-time programmes are eligible:

  • MSc Development Studies with special reference to Central Asia
  • MSc Globalisation and Development
  • MSc Migration, Mobility and Development
  • MSc Violence, Conflict and Development
  • MSc Development Economics
  • MSc Political Economy of Development
  • MA International and Comparative Legal Studies
  • MA Dispute and Conflict Resolution
  • MA Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
  • MA Human Rights Law
  • MA International Law
  • MA Law, Development and Globalisation
  • LLM Dispute and Conflict Resolution
  • LLM Environmental Law
  • LLM Human Rights, Conflict and Justice
  • LLM International Law
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.


Two Cultures of Resistance Scholarships will be available in 2015/16. Each scholarship is valued at £15,000 in total. Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder will be used toward maintenance. In addition, each scholar will benefit from a 20% reduction in their tuition fees, from free accommodation at International Student House (ISH) and food vouchers to be spent in the ISH restaurant.


Although priority will be given to students resident in Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Kashmir, Kurdistan, the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tibet, Western Sahara, Yemen, West Papua and Papua, the scholarship programme is also open to students resident in the following countries/territories:

Algeria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bir Tawil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chechen Republic, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Golan Heights, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Candidates must:

  • Candidates must hold (or be expected to obtain) a good honours degree, preferably first class, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Candidates should describe in their personal statement of their admission application: how the political situation in your home country, especially violent conflict, war, poverty, and/or military occupation, has shaped your experiences and ambitions in life; how these experiences have affected your interest in human rights, social justice, and grassroots democracy; what academic and social issues you plan to explore during your studies at SOAS; what you hope to do upon completion of your program at SOAS; what the most pressing problems are in your home country and how the pursuit of education at SOAS in your chosen field would promote human rights, social justice, equality, and the enrichment of civil society in your home country.
  • Candidates must have an offer of admission to pursue a full time eligible programme by the scholarship closing date.
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2015.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.


Scholarship Applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 20 March 2015. Applicants applying for scholarships must also submit an application for admission well in advance.  Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of year.  You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.

STEP 1: You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form.  The scholarship application will be available HERE from mid-January 2015.
STEP 2: In addition to the online scholarship application, applicants must also submit a complete on-line application for admission.  

A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two references, CV and a personal statement.  The panel will be considering your scholarship application together with your on-line application for admission.

For enquiries, please contact:

For further details visit the official website HERE.

Internship opportunity at “Open Society Foundations”

Deadline: 1 March 2015
Open to: candidates must hold bachelor’s degree (BA) from a four-year college or university
Remuneration: London Living Wage


The Education Support Program works to make the right to education meaningful by combating inequality and discrimination in education and exposing structural inequalities that reproduce education disadvantage and exclusion.

This is a paid internship for six months.  The location of the position is London, UK


In order to be eligible candidates must:

  • bachelor’s degree (BA) from a four-year college or university
  • experience of research and writing for non-academic or general audiences
  • experience of communications and social media would an advantage
  • background in comparative education and/or human rights preferred
  • ability to effectively and efficiently work in a fast-paced environment, and troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion
  • demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines without loss of attention to detail
  • excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and experience with internet research; knowledge of Photoshop/graphics editing a plus
  • ability to work as a team member and independently, with a high-level of self-motivation
  • flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects and ability to prioritize tasks


London Living Wage


Please send a copy of your cover letter and CV by March 1, 2015, Include the reference code in the subject line: ESP-I.

For further information please visit the official call.

2015 Full Master Scholarships at South Australia University

Deadline: 31 August 2015
Open to: Australian and International graduates
Scholarship: annual stipend of $25,849, tuition fees, health insurance


The University of South Australia is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence. With more than 33,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest and has more than 10,000 International students.

The University of South Australia is inviting applications for the President’s Scholarships available for Australian and International students and awarded on the basis of academic merit. Scholarships are available to support students enrolling in areas of research concentration and research strength and are nearly always given to doctorate by research candidates but can be given to masters by research candidates in some cases.


In order to be eligible for the scholarship you must have a University of South Australia supervisor willing to nominate you for consideration and outstanding academic records, and be a citizen of an overseas country eligible for entry to Australia for the time required to complete the research degree.

Criteria for Australian applicants:

  • Generally an applicant must have first-class Honours or equivalent to be eligible;
  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis that the candidate will be studying full-time. In some cases, candidates can apply to receive scholarships on a part-time basis if there are compelling social reasons (eg the need to provide full-time care of children, disabled, sick, injured or elderly). The need to undertake part- or full-time work is not considered a compelling social reason.

Criteria for International applicants:

  • Generally an applicant must have first-class Honours or equivalent to be eligible;
  • An awardee must be enrolled on a full-time basis as a candidate for a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardee shall be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia.


The UPS scholarship includes a living allowance of at least $25,849 per annum. In addition UPS will cover tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover.


Interested candidates must apply online HERE. In your application you will need to attach electronic copies of documentation, including:

  • transcripts of undergraduate, honours and postgraduate courses undertaken (even if not completed);
  • certification of English language proficiency (if relevant);
  • passport details or evidence of citizenship.

If your application is successful you will need to send your original or certified original documents to:

Graduate Research Centre
City West campus
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide, South Australia 5001

The deadline to apply is 31 August 2015.

For any enquiries please contact the Graduate Research Centre at:

The official website or for further information about Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants, please like this page

The 2015 Laureate Global Fellowship application is open through March 25th

The 2015 Laureate Global Fellowship application is open through March 25th.

Click here to apply!

About the Fellowship

Sponsored by the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, the Laureate Global Fellowship annually recognizes 20 young leaders who have pioneered solutions to urgent challenges in their communities and beyond. Fellows develop leadership expertise and deepen their impact through a dynamic, yearlong learning experience, and join a network of over 1,000 change-makers like
them who continue to benefit from learning opportunities and
connections throughout their social change careers. Learn more
about the Fellowship experience and read this blog post about
our approach to leadership development.


Applicants must be:
  • 18 – 29 years old as of October 1, 2015
  • Founders or co-founders of existing ventures with at least one year of impact
  • Fluent in English (applications must be completed in English)

Key Dates

  • Application opens on February 11, 2015
  • Applications must be submitted by March 25, 2015 at midnight EDT
  • All applicants will be notified of their status by June 12, 2015
  • The leadership training and public event will take place October 2-8, 2015 in Washington, DC

How to apply

Please apply through YouthActionNet’s 2015 Laureate Global Fellowship Online Application. While online applications are preferred, there is a Microsoft Word version of the application for those who require it due to limited bandwith. Click here to access the Word application.

Summer Scholarships to Concordia Language Villages in MN, USA

Summer Scholarships Available!

Concordia Language Villages scholarships are available for our 2015 summer youth residential immersion programs. The Language Villages has been a leader in language and culture education for more than 50 years and offers one-, two- and four-week residential immersion summer camps in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish for youth ages 7-18.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, February 20, 2015. Visit our website for more information and our improved and easy online application process.

Note: Are you a Minnesota resident in grades 3-11? Click here for more information on a special $1,000 program stipend you may qualify for from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

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The London International Youth Science Forum 2015

Deadline:  1 June 2015
Open to: participants between the ages of 17 and 21 years old
Venue: 22nd July – 5th August 2015, London, United Kingdom


LIYSF is a two week residential event held at Imperial College London, with lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organisations, including world class laboratories and universities. LIYSF attracts over 400 of the world’s leading young scientists aged 17-21 years old from more than 60 participating countries. There is an active social calendar with events designed to enable those from around the world to learn about different cultures. The scope of LIYSF extends further than broadening scientific understanding to engage students in education on other cultures and develop lasting, international friendships.


To attend LIYSF 2015, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Date of birth must be between 23rd January 1993 and 6th February 1999
  • Have a good understanding of written and spoken English
  • Be studying science and have achieved or be in preparation for taking exam qualifications for university entrance
  • If you are applying independently, you must ask your school or college to act as a reference to endorse your application
  • Your parents or guardian must endorse your application (if you are under 18 when LIYSF begins)


The participation fee is £1,695 GBP per student.

The fee covers the total cost of the programme; all meals and accommodation; lectures and demonstrations; programme visits and entrance charges; travel in central London to programmed events and the social programme. It does not cover optional sightseeing tours, theatre tickets and transfer to London.

Participants are responsible for seeking financial assistance to support their attendance at LIYSF.


Please complete the Application Form below to book student places to attend LIYSF 2015. Submission of this form confirms your application and subject to our acceptance commits you to full payment of the participations fees.  Only submit this form if you have the funds ready, if you are not sure or have questions please contact us first on

In order to apply, register HERE.

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

The official web-page.


The 2015 Laureate Global Fellowship in Washington, DC.

Deadline: 25 March 2015
Open to: young entrepreneurs aged 18-29
Fellowship: airfare, US visa fees, accommodations and meals, leadership training, coaching/mentoring, advocacy and networking opportunities


Each year, Youth Action Net selects 20 young social entrepreneurs to participate in the Laureate Global Fellowship through a unique partnership between the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation and the International Youth Foundation. Laureate Global Fellows are distinguished by their track records for success in achieving positive change in their communities, by their innovative approaches, and their ability to mobilize their peers and community members in support of their social change visions. Fellows develop leadership expertise and deepen their impact through a dynamic, yearlong learning experience, and join a network of over 1,000 change-makers like them who continue to benefit from learning opportunities and connections throughout their social change careers. The leadership training and public event will take place October 2-8, 2015 in Washington, DC.


Candidates must be:

  • 18-29 years old as of October 1,2015;
  • Founders of co-founders of existing ventures with at least one year of impact;
  • Fluent in English.


Fellows benefit from a yearlong experience that includes leadership training, coaching/mentoring, advocacy, and networking opportunities. Other Fellowship benefits include:

  • Recognition at a global awards ceremony, through related media outreach, and blogging and speaking opportunities made available through Youth Action Net;
  • Year-round learning opportunities and one-on-one coaching based on Fellows’ individual needs and YouthActionNet’s proven leadership development framework;
  • Being part of a global network of young change-makers, with the chance to connect and collaborate with peers leading change throughout the world;
  • Access to ongoing learning and networking opportunities as a YouthActionNet alumni.

Retreat costs including US visa fees, airfare, ground transportation,accommodation, and group meals will be paid by the International Youth Foundation.


Interested candidates must apply online HERE.

The deadline to apply is 25 March 2015. All applicants will be notified of their status by June 12, 2015.

For further information please visit the official website.

Advocacy Training for Young Leaders in Global Citizenship Education

Deadline: 20 February 2015
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, linked to an organization or network
Venue: 30 March – 4 April 2015, Busan, Republic of Korea


The United Nations Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) will organize an advocacy training workshop for young leaders in Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from the 30th March to 4th April 2015, at the Geumjeong Cultural Center in Busan, Republic of Korea.

Organized in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), the workshop aims to build the capacity of dynamic young leaders from across the world to advocate for GCED.


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

  • Between 18 and 24 years of age
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in youth advocacy activities
  • Knowledgeable in global citizenship education related issues and priorities
  • Proven record of having influenced change at the local or national level
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English


Travel and local expenses will be covered for all successful applicants.


Applications for the Youth Advocacy Training must be received before 20 February 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by 6 March 2015.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.