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The Asia Foreign Study Scholarship (Macau Foundation)

The Asia Foreign Study Scholarship (Macau Foundation) is a full scholarship program donated by the Macau Foundation to Education Forum for Asia to finance students from Asian and Pacific regions. The Education Forum for Asia (EFA) administers recruitment and relevant Chinese admitting institutions take charge of the routine management of the program.

There is 3 full scholarship provided for applicants from the Asia-Pacific Region for the 2016/2017 academic year.

Categories of Applicants, Duration of Scholarship and Language Requirement

1.  This program sponsors undergraduate students only;

2.  The duration of this program depends on the regular time limit of the admitting institutions. Please note that the expense for repeating a year’s study will not be covered in this program in case that the student fails to pass through to the next grade;

3.  Courses will be taught in Chinese, English, and Portuguese.



1.  By the deadline of applicants the students could apply to all the four of the following institutions: University of Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau Polytechnic Institute, and the Institute for Tourism Studies.

2.   Applicants can apply directly to Education Forum for Asia, through the Chinese Embassy in the host country, or through their own embassy in China to Education Forum for Asia;

3.  Applicants should apply at the same time to both Education Forum for Asia and each admitting institution involved by extending the application materials required by their deadline respectively;

4.   The official websites and the deadlines of the universities are as follows:


University Website Degree Deadline Notes
University of Macau Undergraduate 10/04/2016 1
Macau Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate 10/04/2016 2-3
Institute for Tourism Studies Undergraduate 10/04/2016 3








The applicants should send all the materials to Education Forum for Asia Committee, as well as finishing the online applications on the Universities’ website. Some universities need the applicants to pay the registration fees on their websites.

University of Macau: the applicants should fill in the Application Forms (attached form1)correctly and send all the necessary materials to Education Forum for Asia before the deadline otherwise you won’t get the admission letter.  The applicants will do as follows:

Fill in the Application Forms (attached form1)correctly and send all the necessary materials to Education Forum for Asia before the deadline;

Fill in the Application Forms (attached form1)completely

Provide the valid identity documents and the copy of passport.

Macau Polytechnic Institute: the applicants should take the unified examination or the interview.

Institute for Tourism Studies: the applicants should provide the certificate of grade six in middle school or the same level. The applicants should fill in the application form online and pay for the registration fees online.


Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals from the Asia-Pacific region in good health, except for nationals having a scholarship provided by the Macau Foundation;

Educational background and age limits: Applicants for Chinese language study require only a high school diploma. Applicants must be under the age of 25.

Details of the Scholarship

The full scholarship covers tuition fee (including registration fee, experimentation costs, and research fees);

3,600 Macau Patacas living allowance is paid monthly;

Accommodation is provided;

Insurance, Medical care and international traveling are at students’ own expense.

Application Materials

All applicants must provide the following materials filled in correctly and truthfully.

Application Form for Asia Foreign Study Scholarship (and also Application Form for Macau University’s applicants),one original and one photocopy, in either Chinese or English;

A notarized copy of the applicant’s highest diploma. If applicants are university students or already employed, they should also provide verification documents. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must have translations in Chinese or English;

Transcripts (notarized version);Transcripts in languages other than Chinese and English must have translations in Chinese or English;

A photocopy of the front page of a valid passport.

The above mentioned materials should be received by the Education Forum for Asia by March 31. Application materials will not be returned regardless of whether or not the applicants are accepted by the Chinese institution.

Selection of Institutions and Discipline

Applicants for this program may choose at the same time to 2 institutions and 2 disciplines in each institution among all full-time institutions and academies in Macau Special Administrative region;

University of Macau and Institute for Tourism Studies are warmly recommended;

Available disciplines include: Public Administration, Law, Business Administration, Tourism/Hotel Management, Chinese and Portuguese, etc.

Approval and Notification

The EFA will review all the application materials from the appointed authorities when the application for the above-mentioned University is approved. The application will be seen as invalid and will not be processed if the applicants are not qualified, the application materials are inconsistent with the recruitment regulations, or are incomplete. The eligible application materials will be forwarded to the Macau Foundation.

Finalized placements, disciplines and duration of studies are, in principle, not to be changed.

The EFA will send the List of Enrolled Students and an Admission Notice to the relevant dispatching authorities by the deadline July 31, 2015, so as to have these documents forwarded to the students.


Contact Information

Education Forum for Asia Secretariat

Address: Room 1211, Building D Power Land , No 17 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, P. R. China, 100036




March 18 Deadline for the Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute for Women

Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute

NEW Leadership Development Institute:

…empowering a new generation of women leaders.


June 8 – 12, 2016 – hosted at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

  • Intensive 5-day residential program
  • Limited to 40 participants
  • No costs for participation and possible scholarships for childcare and travel
  • Applicants who are interested in politics, leadership, public service, or community service, and have a desire to develop their own leadership skills are encouraged to apply.

Whether or not you view yourself as a leader now, if you desire to create positive change in your community, YOU should apply!

March 15 deadline for University of Geneva Fellowship

Deadline: 15 March 2016
Open to: students from any university with very good performance in their studies with Bc degree
Fellowship: CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000 per year (approximately EUR 9,595 – EUR 14,393)


The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva is an internationally top-ranked scientific institution covering a broad range of scientific disciplines: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. The Masters of the Faculty of Science constitute an ideal entry for high-level professional and academic careers. Therefore the Faculty of Science, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty (Complete list of the Master programs). French proficiency is not a formal requirement for the Masters of the Faculty of science.


Application for an Excellence Fellowship is open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months. Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence. Evaluation will be made on the basis of the documentation sent by the applicants.


The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000/year (no teaching duties); it is awarded for one year and extended for the regular duration of the chosen Master’s programme (three or four semesters) provided the applicant is academically successful at the end of his/her first semester of studies.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2016. The application (in English or French) consists of:

  • Application Form(60 Kb, );
  • A Curriculum Vitae including the transcript of exams passed during the bachelor education, with grades;
  • A two-page essay in which the applicant describes his/her specific scientific interests, specifies the Master’s program at the Faculty of Science he/her would like to pursue, and motivates the intention to pursue a Master of Science programme at the University of Geneva;
  • If possible: Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent by them directly to the e-mail address indicated below). They should specifically attest if the candidate fulfills the conditions of the Excellence Fellowship Program (see above);
  • Any other pertinent information like results of GRE (General requirement examination), of TOEFL or other language test.

Applications should be sent as an UNIQUE pdf file by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science: For the application to be considered, each student has to fulfill the enrollment procedure as described on the DIFE website.


Youth Ambassador Program in City of LA, USA

Open Enrollment Application- City of Los Angeles Youth Ambassador 2016-2017 Cohort

The City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission (City HRC), a neutral city department that mandates inter-group relations and impacts policy, is honored and pleased to announce the 2016-2017 open enrollment period has begun for our very popular, City of Los Angeles Youth Ambassador Cohort program.

The Youth Ambassador Cohort (Y.A.) program is an exciting opportunity for Los Angeles high school student’s 9th-11th grade from all socio-economic backgrounds and sectors of Los Angeles, to build leadership skills and get involved in public policy and civic engagement. The program has (12) workshops that occur on one Saturday per month and requires a one-year commitment. It uses the City of Los Angeles’ government landscape, including City Hall, Council Chambers, City Departments and their resources in a live classroom setting and culminates with an Inaugural experiential five-day trip to Washington D.C., where YA Cohort members tour the White House, meet with White House cabinet members, members of the U.S. Congress and tour the national monuments.

The objective is to equip each Youth Ambassador with a diverse cross-cultural experience and a global perspective and expertise on education, civic-engagement, leadership and volunteerism.

Interested students must submit their applications by the 5 p.m. on Friday April 1, 2016 deadline. Download the application form here!

This is a great opportunity for youth engagement. Please share this fantastic opportunity with your youth populations, constituents, neighborhood organizations, neighborhood councils and youth serving organizations. This will be our 6th year offering the Y.A. program and each year we see a significant increase in demand from youth all over the city.

The Youth Ambassador Cohort program has a 100% retention rate. Over a six year span all of our alumni have been admitted and accepted into a four-year university, including but not limited to the following ones: (Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale, Northwestern, UCLA, USC, LMU, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Cal State LA, Northridge, Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU), Dilliard University, Georgetown University.)

Partners & Sponsors:

The City of Los Angeles, members of the City Council, the Commission on the Status of Women, the Housing & Community Investment Department (HCID), LAUSD, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), USC, UCLA, SC MUN, Google, members of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO) the White House, members of the United States Congress.

Eligible candidates must reside in Los Angeles, must be current high school students (grades 9 through 11), and must demonstrate interest and commitment to meeting the Youth Ambassador Cohort program goals. Interested students must complete and submit their application no later than by April 1, 2016.

Apply for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards!

Deadline:  25 April 2016
Open to: Organizations, cities, businesses, governments and other key players that are taking concrete action on climate change
Prize: chance to participate at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco


Are you leading a project that addresses climate change? We want to hear from you!

The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is now accepting applications for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards to showcase action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the historic Paris Agreement.

Selected initiatives, called ‘Lighthouse Activities,’ shine a light on innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to act. They will be recognized and celebrated during a series of special events in November at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

“Now that countries have agreed to an unprecedented global treaty to combat climate change, it is time to unleash action and investment towards a low-emission, resilient and sustainable future,” said Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson.

“The solutions awarded by Momentum for Change show that concrete, results-driven action on climate change is already underway around the world. They also serve as a beacon to inspire governments and other key actors to take similar action.”

Why should you apply?

If your project is selected, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Attendance to the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco (COP 22)
  • Access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference
  • Public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat
  • Public relations support and media training
  • High-quality promotional videos and podcasts
  • Graphic assets such as infographics and professional photography
  • A dedicated page about your project on our website


Organizations, cities, businesses, governments and other key players that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized as a 2016 Lighthouse Activity.


Winners will get  chance to participate at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco


To apply, you’ll need to first register in our application portal. It will take at least an hour to complete an application but you can save your progress at any time and work on it at your convenience. Completed applications must be submitted by 23:59 GMT on 25 April 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson | + 49 228 815 1400, mobile +49 152 0168 4831

Sarah Marchildon, UNFCCC Communications Officer | +49 228 815 1065

The official web-page.

Fully Funded Türkiye Scholarships for International Students

Deadline: 31 March 2016
Open to: international students (non-Turkish)
Scholarship: monthly stipend (600 TL for undergraduate, 850 TL for master and 1200 TL for PhD ); full tuition fee, Turkish language course, accommodation, round-trip air ticket and health insurance


Türkiye Scholarships is an international scholarship program funded by Government of Turkey that aims to improve mutual understanding with other countries and to contribute to the global knowledge with people oriented approach. Applications for Türkiye Scholarships for undergraduate, master and PhD programmes  are now open.

Türkiye Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants will be placed in a university and programme among their preferences specified in the online application form. Most programmes in Turkish universities are instructed in Turkish. However, some departments and universities offer programmes in English or French. The candidates who want to study in these languages need to have an internationally recognized certificate to prove their language proficiency. Also, most of these foreign language programmes may ask international admission test scores such as GRE, GMAT etc. Candidates can check the language of instruction while selecting the programmes.


To be eligible for Undergraduate programs applicants must:

  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply),
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying,
  • be have graduated or are likely to graduate from a secondary education institution,
  • be under the age of 21 (no earlier than 01.01.1995),
  • have at least specified (% 90 for medical sciences, % 70 for other undergraduate programs) cumulative grade point average, diploma grade, national exam or international exam score,
  • be in good health.

To be eligible for Postgraduate programs applicants must:

  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply)
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying.
  • be a bachelor’s or master’s degree holder by 30th of July 2015 at the latest
  • be under the age of 30 for master’s programmes (no earlier than 01.01.1986)
  • be under the age of 35 for doctorate programmes (no earlier than 01.01.1981)
  • have at least 75 % cumulative grade point average or diploma grade over their maximum graduation grade or have at least 75 % success in any accepted national or international graduate admissions test.
  • be in good health.


The scholarship covers:
  • Monthly stipend (600 TL for undergraduate, 850 TL for master and 1200 TL for PhD )
  • Full tuition fee;
  • Free 1-year Turkish language course;
  • Free accommodation;
  • Round-trip air ticket;
  • Health insurance.


Candidates can apply only one scholarship programme in accordance with their educational background and academic goals and they must apply online after registering HERE.

The required documents for Undergraduate level are:

  • Online application;
  • A copy of a secondary school diploma or document indicating that the candidate is secondary school senior student;
  • A certified secondary school transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate);
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.);
  • Passport photo.

The required documents for Postgraduate level are:

  • Online application;
  • A copy of a bachelor or master’s diploma or document indicating that the candidate is bachelor or master’s senior student;
  • A certified bachelor and/or master’s transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate);
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.);
  • Passport photo.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2016.

For further information please visit the official website.

Win a Scholarship for Summer School in Latvia!

Deadline: 4 May 2016
Open to: citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement with the Latvian State Education Development Agency and citizens who come from countries that offer scholarships to Latvian students, researchers and teaching stuff
Venue: Latvia (June through August, 2016)


You can now apply for one of the seven Summer Schools to be organized this summer in Latvia: “Esthetics of Latvian Identity: Signs in Sacred Art” organized by Latvian Christian academy, “SUMMER SCHOOL OF LATVIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 2016” by University of Latvia, “International Tourism Events Management” (ITEM)  by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, “Sustainable and Smart city”   by Turiba University, “Riga Summer School 2016: Living Together with Difficult Memories”   by Communication Studies Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, .TA_KA+./10 DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE AND MULTIMEDIA ARTS/”  by RISEBA University  and “W-Scape” by Latvia University of Agriculture. The State Education Development Agency  of the Latvian Government is inviting applications for scholarships from students, researchers and teaching staff of several countries for studies, research and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs) in the 2016/2017 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded in any subject available at Latvian HEI. The Evaluation Committee of VIAA takes the decision on granting of Latvian scholarships. The organizing HEI informs all scholarship candidates about the final granting decision in June. Scholarships are offered for the duration of the summer school.


Citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement  with the Latvian State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA) can apply for the Latvian governmental scholarships for the summer schools:

Also, citizens from countries that offer scholarships for Latvian students, researchers and teaching stuff, but who do not have the formal agreements and co-operation in education and science are still welcome to apply for these scholarships. These countries include:

Costs and Scholarships

The amount of the scholarship being granted by the VIAA for the summer school in Latvia is EUR 711 per person. The participants of the summer school will have to cover the travel expenses to/from Latvia by themselves.

How to Apply?

The mode of applying is by post. Information on how to apply for the scholarship for participation in summer schools can be found on the website of the HEI organizing the summer school session.

  • Application form for the summer school;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Motivation letter;
The application deadline is 4th May, 2016.

Contact person:
Ms Aija Jakovica, 
Senior Specialist of the International Cooperation Programme Unit 
Telephone: + 371 67814331, e-mail:
Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra (VIAA, State Education Development Agency)

Vaļņu iela 1, Rīga LV-1050

The GCM Global Youth Summit 2016 are now open!

Deadline:  31 March 2016
Open to: young social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers from across the globe
Venue: 24-30 July in Switzerland


The  GCM Global Youth Summit 2016 will be bringing 60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 for a life-changing week of training sessions, networking and workshops. We will invite the strongest candidates to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring gepgraphical and gender representation.

The Global Youth Summit will take place 24-30 July in Switzerland, and we are accepting applications!


We are looking for the most inspiring young social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers from across the globe. Participants must be between 18 and 23 years of age on the dates of the summit.


You will need to pay for your application fee (please make sure to copy the Unique Transaction ID number provided by PayPal and paste it on the online application form), fill in an online application form and make a 2 minute application video (you can read the video instructions here). Should you want to read the questions on the form before you actually go online, you can find the pdf here.

If you are selected, your flight (from your country’s main airport), board and lodging costs will be covered for the duration of the summit.

Additional personal expenses, as well as visas to enter Switzerland (for those who require one) will not be covered.


The application process is now live. We suggest you prepare by reading these guidelines for your video, prepare your answers for the written application form, and making sure you have a PayPal account or credit card ready to be able to pay the 35 USD  application administration fee.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.

Long Term European Voluntary Service Programme in Georgia

Call for the volunteer in hosting EVS project

This is a fantastic opportunity for youth from Erasmus+ Programme countries to contribute to the social change and to carry out a period of full time international voluntary service in Gori, Georgia. EVS period: 2016 September – 2017 June

It is expected to host volunteer, who:
• Is 18-30 years old;
• Excellent written English skills. Because English language will be one of the tools of activity;
• Has the attitudes and values of human rights;
• Has motivation to work with civic engagement campaign.
• Is interested to work in civil society organizations in developing social youth activities;
• Has analytical and organizational skills;
• Motivation to communicate clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds;

The activities in which volunteer could be involved

The main roles of the volunteer will be directly linked to running activities, raising awareness and mobilising the young people concerning specific topics (mobility, european and active citizenship, interculturality, etc.), and international projects (in particular youth exchanges). The first month of service will be dedicated to discovery, observation of how the organization functions and involvement in the staff’s actions. Then, step by step, the volunteer will be encouraged to offer her/his ideas which will be carefully considered by the staff. If they effectively match with the Kartlosi’s goals and are approved by the team, they will be confirmed. The volunteer will be able to manage a personal project and will be supported in creating it. The volunteer will be supported by the Kartlosi staff in each of her/his tasks. The volunteer will occasionally be able to get involved in other activities. During Kartlosi events, the volunteer can participate with the rest of the staff in their activities. If some specific topics interest the volunteer, she/he can become more involved.

About the placement

Gori is a city in eastern Georgia, which serves as the regional capital of Shida Kartli region and the centre of the homonymous administrative district. The city and the region have been affected by the Tskhinval/i conflict and 2008 August war. Gori population is around 50 000 inhabitants. The distance from the capital to Gori is approximately 80 km. 50 minutes to drive by car, minibus or train.


If you want to apply for this project send your CV and specific motivation letter in English. 

If you have any questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing.


The deadline to apply : 1 April, 2016.
About us

The mission of the Public Union “Bridge of Friendship Kartlosi” is to support sustainable development of local communities in Shida Kartli Region and contribute to the peace process on the settlement of Tskhinval/i conflict and carry out a dialog between communities divided in the result of conflict. To support local population and youth in civil life and give possibility of realization their selves in different field of activities and topics via our activities we try to support local civil population, encourage development of their professional potential, and raise participation of youth in local life. More information:

Youth Opportunity in USA


USA Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is now accepting applications for youth to join their Police & Youth Engagement Project this April in Washington, DC.

The Police & Youth Engagement Project aims to improve relations between youth and law enforcement. Youth selected to participate will attend a two-day workshop in DC, all expenses paid, in order to give feedback to law enforcement leaders. Feedback will inform the curriculum of a national law enforcement training institute.

Youth between the ages of 16-24 who have experience interacting with law enforcement are encouraged to apply. Get all the details and apply by March 4.