Scholarships for Master’s Degrees at CEU School of Public Policy


The CEU School of Public Policy in Budapest offers several scholarship opportunities for three different Master programs in Public Policy. The language of instruction is English, and the degrees are accredited in the U.S. and/or in Hungary (please click here to find out more). The online application for next year is now open, and you may access it here.We offer three Masters’ Degrees:


A program combining academic training with an emphasis on work-based and applied skills of policy management, leadership, and advocacy, which includes a 14-month policy project. Concentrations: Development, Governance, Media and Communication, and Security. There are several special scholarships available for the MPA program, please click here to find out more.

Application deadline: February 4, 2016



A program that emphasizes the link between policy practice and analysis, including a focus on research skills and exposure to real world policy challenges.Specializations include European Public Policy; International Public Policy; Decentralized governance; Higher Education Policy and management; Media, Information and Communications Policy; Equality and Social Justice; Political and Economic Development

Application deadline: February 4, 2016



An international public policy program sponsored by the EU that includes a second year at the InstitutBarceloned’EstudisInternacionals (Spain) or the University of York (UK).  Specializations include Global Public Policy and European Public Policy. Please see details of the program and scholarships here.

Application deadlines: Scholarships January 11, 2016, Self-financing: May 3, 2016


You can find out more about the application requirements and the admission process for each program here:



Students with a three- or four-year undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply. For more details on admissions requirements, please seehere.




CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world. The University offers a range of full scholarships, fellowship, and loan options for students studying at the School of Public Policy. For more information about financial aid options visit: Please email for more questions.


The Chevening Scholarships Programme 2016/2017

Deadline: 3 November 2015
Open to: developing global leaders
Scholarship: flights, accommodation, stipend, others according to country


Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders and is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. 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.


To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you have to meet following criteria:

  • 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 14 July 2016;
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 14 July 2016.


Chevening covers a number of costs including flights, accommodation and others according to your country.

How to apply?

Applications for Chevening Awards can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the “apply” button on your country page.
Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:


  • Two references to be provided in a letter format and written in English;
  • Valid passport/national ID card;
  • University transcripts (undergraduate, postgraduate);
  • Three different UK Master’s course choices;
  • Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.


  • English language (if already met the requirements);
  • UK Master’s university offer (if already met the requirements).

For more information, please check the official web-page.

New Europe College Fellowships Academic year 2016-17, Bucharest

Deadline: 7 December 2015
Open to: international researchers and academics with PhD
Fellowship: consists of a monthly stipend of EUR 700, accommodation and international transportation to and from the home country


New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania – announces the competition for Fellowships in the academic year 2016-17. The program targets young Romanian and international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities, social studies, and economics. The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects, and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to hand in a research paper, reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication. Working languages are English, French, and German. Duration of the Fellowship can be:

  • A full academic year (10 months, October through July);
  • A one-term fellowship (October through February, or March through July).


The fellowship is open to international researchers and academics. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. title. Preference is given to candidates under the age of 40, and to those who have not yet benefited from a NEC Fellowship. A good command of English is desirable.


The Fellowship consists of a monthly stipend of EUR 700 (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship, as well as for season holidays. The Fellows who stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (EUR 2,600 for transportation, accommodation). As an alternative, they can opt for field research, in Romania or outside it.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 7 December 2015. The applications will be submitted by e-mail only to the address The documents appended to the application form (with the exception of the letters of recommendation) will be attached to the application message. In the Subject field of the message please write: “NEC Fellowships”. A complete application consists of:

  • A recent photo;
  • The application form (in Microsoft Word format), completed in English, French, or German;
  • At least 2 original letters of reference (in English, French, or German) written explicitly in support of your application for the NEC Fellowship Program 2016-17. The letters of reference should be e-mailed by the referees directly to the address:;
  • Scanned document(s) proving that the applicant holds the Ph.D. title.

For more information please visit the official website.


Travel Photography Scholarship 2015

Deadline: 25 November 2016
Open to: non-professional photographers worldwide aged minimum 18 by the deadline
Prizes: 10-day all-expenses-paid trip to Nepal, a free 45-min portfolio review from Richard I’Anson


WorldNomads are accepting applications from aspiring travel photographers around the world for its Travel Photography Scholarship competition, offering the chance to go on a photography assignment in Nepal and be mentored by a professional photographer. One winning photographer will be awarded with a 10-day all-expenses-paid trip to Nepal and professional mentorship from travel photographer Richard I’Anson. On the assignment, scheduled for 7-18 February 2016, under the mentorship of Richard I’Anson, the winning photographer will obtain invaluable mentoring and hands-on experience in everything from shot set up, technique and composition. Most of all, the winner will be experiencing what it’s like to be a photographer on-assignment.


All competitors should meet following requirements:

  • Any non-professional can apply – this is open photography students or keen amateurs/pro-amateurs looking build a career in travel photography.
  • The scholarship is open to all nationalities (subject to obtaining a visa to enter Nepal); however, you must have an exceptionally high degree of proficiency in written English;
  • Minimum age 18 by the application deadline (25 November 2015);
  • Competitors must have a current, valid passport and you must be available as per the dates set out. Please note these dates are not changeable in any way;
  • Competitors must be fit and healthy as moderate levels of physical work are involved as well as a number of late nights;
  • All applicants should be an exceptional photographers with a lust for adventure, have a strong desire to be mentored and grow their photographic knowledge and skills, an ambition to forge a career in travel photography.


The winner will be awarded:

  • A 10-day all-expenses-paid trip to Nepal;
  • Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Kathmandu, Nepal;
  • Professional mentorship from travel photographer Richard I’Anson;
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads;
  • Plus be outfitted for the assignment with gear from Kathmandu.

The 4 Runner’s Up will be awarded a free 45-min portfolio review from Richard I’Anson (valued at $800 AUD).

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 25 November 2015. To apply please follow these 3 steps:

  • Shoot your photo story (maximum of 5 images);
  • Craft a 1500-character essay telling what winning this scholarship would mean to you and why you should be chosen;
  • Complete the application form including your personal details along with uploading your photos.

For more information please visit the official website.


Extended Deadline for the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)


We would like to inform you that the U.S. Department of State Summer 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid) deadline has been extended through October 23, 2015.

We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Summer 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit for more information about the U.S. Department of State Summer 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 23, 2015 (new deadline).

Visit to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Summer 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

The USA application for 2016-17 NSLI-Y programs is now available! Completed applications must be submitted by October 29, 2015 at 4PM ET.

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.

NSLI-Y is part of a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. Now more than ever, it is important that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogue and support American engagement abroad. NSLI-Y aims to provide opportunities to American youth that will spark a lifetime interest in language learning.


NSLI-Y programs offer intensive language immersion in a variety of locations around the world. Beginners are welcome to apply for any of the target languages.

Scholarships are available for students to learn the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Persian (Tajiki)
  • Russian
  • Turkish

Programs may take place in the following locations:

  • China
  • Estonia
  • India
  • Jordan
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Other locations
    around the world


If you have a passion for learning languages and want to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, this program may be for you!

The application deadline for 2016-17 programs is October 29, 2015 at 4 PM EST. Details about the 2016-17 application timeline can be found on the How to Apply tab.


Questions? Need more info? Contact us at 866.790.2086 or


We are happy to announce that the application for 2016 JET Program is Now available!

Application deadline: November 13, 2015

*All application materials must be received by the JET Program Office in Washington DC by the above mentioned deadline to be considered.

JET Program USA

The JET Program Application is made up of not only the form accessed through the Online Application Portal, but also required and supplemental documents (read more on theRequired Documents page).  It can take time to acquire all of these documents, so we encourage you to begin your 2016 JET Program Application as soon as possible.  Once you have created an Application Profile, you can save it and return to it later, so please start early and put as much time and thought into completing your application as you can. You do not have to complete it in one session.

Instructions will be provided in the Online Application Portal, but before you proceed, please make sure you have read and understood the Eligibility Requirements and 2016 Application Guidelines. You should also have a general understanding of the Application Process.

The Online Application Portal is where you will manage and submit your application. You will also be able to check the status of your application and report issues or questions to the JET Program Office.

All U.S. applications for the JET Program must be submitted through the Online Application Portal. It is open to new applicants during the fall application period only.

Social Impact Media Video Contest

Filmmakers and activists can submit videos that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation.

The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is accepting entries for its international documentary and educational media competition and showcase, funded by documentary companies and human rights organizations.

The categories are feature, short and impact video. Feature documentaries must be a minimum of 40 minutes, shorts a maximum of 39 minutes and impact videos 2 to 20 minutes long.

All (non-English language) documentaries and educational impact videos must be subtitled in English.

Winners in each category will receive from US$500 to US$1,000.

The early bird deadline is Sept. 26. The regular deadline is Oct. 9. The entry fee starts at US$5.

For more information click here.


International Youth Summit – Tashkent

Deadline:  31 December 2015
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 27 years old, from around the world
Venue: 25-27 March 2016, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Young Leaders Development Project in Uzbekistan welcomes 300 international and local youth delegates on March 25th-27th, 2016. The project conducts International Youth Summit in Uzbekistan under the theme:”Our heritage, Our future”.

The aim of the event is to bring together the brightest students, youth activists, leaders of the society, entrepreneurs, professors and businessmen to start a dialogue on building a stable, peaceful society today and tomorrow based on national values and traditions.

The main organizer of the Summit is Young Leaders Development Project in Tashkent, a social project of Uzbekistan Teachers of English Association aiming at supporting enthusiastic and active young people to develop their personality and professionalism.

The initiatives and ideas to be presented at the forum will be discussed in English language, directed to improving leadership skills and covering  the following key categories:

  • *What do we mean when we say family?
  • *How can we preserve national values and traditions?
  • *What is the role of the youth in preserving national values and traditions?
  • *What threatens to universal mankind values?


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

  • *be no younger than 18 and no older than 27 years old
  • *demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and potential to become a key leader in your community
  • *have passion to create positive social change and willingness to use Summit experience in your leadership position
  • *be active either in politics, civil society organizations, media, business sector or local communities
  • *have a good command of written and spoken English


  1. International participants: Participation fee is €50. For all scholarship based participants YLDP will take responsibility to cover participation fee, handouts, accommodation, 3 meals (full board), special events, trips and transportation. However, all international participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and associated VISA costs (if needed) to Uzbekistan.
  2. Local participants: No participation fee. For all scholarship based participants YLDP will take responsibility to cover participation fee, handouts, accommodation, 3 meals (full board), special events, trips and transportation. Non-scholarship based participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation.


Deadline for both International and local participantsis 31st of December, 2015. Applicants in need of scholarship support are urged to apply before the priority deadline. While scholarship support is available after the early deadline, it is allocated on a rolling basis and earlier applications are given priority.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Please send the completed application form (DOC, DOCX or PDF format), passport copy and other relevent documents to the following  e-mail: with the subject: YOUTH SUMMIT  2015 Application Form.(Your Name). The organizing team will select participants with varied professional and academic backgrounds. The candidates will be selected from a competitive pool based on their expertise and will ensure a geographical and gender balance. Announcement of all successful candidates will be announced on 10thJanuary 2016.

If you have any questions, write to:

The official web-page.


Trip to Palestine March 2016 and August 2016. Don’t Miss It!

Deadline:  March 1st for the March trip; and July 25th for the August trip.
Open to: People who are 18 years and older from around the world
Venue: 20th – 28th of March 2016, 10th – 18th of August 2016 in Palestine


You are invited to join the Excellence Center for a Trip to Palestine 2016, Hebron, Palestine.  The Excellence Center, centrally located in Hebron, is an English language school providing the best in English language opportunities for the local population.  The Trip to Palestine program is a cultural immersion for international persons seeking an experience that  allows the participant to become a cultural ambassador for his/her home country, while experiencing and familiarizing him/herself with the daily life of Palestinians, and the region’s rich history.  The Excellence Center will provide participants with an entertaining, enriching, and dynamic stay. Please click here to watch a short video “Trip to Palestine 2015”.

The Trip to Palestine will provide internationals with opportunities to:

– Live in Hebron, and visit the Old City, holy sites, and the local refugee camps

– Learn spoken Arabic from native speakers, and opportunity to communicate with local persons.

– Travel to historic locations, and nearby cities including Jericho, Ramallah, and Bethlehem.

– Live with a local Palestinian family if desired.

– Visit Palestinian universities, and local institutions and organizations specializing in culture and education.

– Eat Palestinian foods.

– Attend cultural nights featuring entertainment, activities, and sports.

– Listen to distinguished persons discuss Palestinian heritage and history.


People who are 18 years and older are eligible to participate in this unique Trip to Palestine experience.


The cost for the Trip to Palestine is $550 (US).  All accommodation, food, and travelling costs within Palestine during the week are included in this fee.  Airfare to and from Palestine is the responsibility of the participant.  Participants who organize groups of three or more persons will receive a discount in his/her individual program cost.


Send an email requesting an application to: We will send you an application form. Please read the enclosed information and return the completed application to us at:  ​

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. RafatShantir at ​

The official web-page.