International students at Ural Federal University

Deadline: 30 June 2016
Open to: international students applying for a master degree program or PhD program, taught in English or Russian
Scholarships: full tuition waivers for the whole period of their master studies and monthly scholarship


Ural Federal University announces 75 international scholarships for new international students covering tuition fees for the full period of MS, MA and PhD studies and an optional year of Russian language preparatory course.

The Mission of Ural Federal University is increasing competitiveness, re-industrialization, the formation of human, scientific and technological potential, sustainable modernization of traditional economy branches and development of postindustrial economy branches of the Ural Federal District.

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times.


International students applying for a master degree program or PhD program, taught in English or Russian offered at Ural Federal University. Current UrFU international students are not eligible to apply.


International students are awarded full tuition waivers for the whole period of their studies. During the studies, the students will also be able to receive the regular monthly scholarship from the university (based on their academic performance).

How to apply?

  1. Register;
  2. Attach a list of scanned documents after completing the registration (the said list is given below);
  3. Pass a competitive selection in your country, conducted by respective Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo;
  4. In your application form you must indicate Ural Federal University as your top priority;
  5. Please send your registration number to UrFU manager of your region.

The list of the documents for Golden Scholarship application:

  1. Filled-in application form with a color photo of an applicant attached;
  2. Copies of the documents of the prior education with a diploma supplement including a list of records and marks. Documents of the prior education must bear a legalization stamp;
  3. Copy of the official medical certificate, confirming that there are no precautions for a student to study in Russia;
  4. Copy of the official medical certificate with the negative result of the HRV|AIDS test;
  5. Copy of the official medical certificate with positive results of compulsory medical check-up;
  6. Copy of the passport pages of an applicant. Passport shall be valid at least within 18 months after the applicant’s date of arrival in Russia;
  7. Notarized translation of documents, indicated in paragraphs 2, 3 and 5 of the list;
  8. Translation of the 1st passport page into Russian with a notarial attestation.

For more information please visit the official website.

NISA Summer Session 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan

Deadline:  3 June 2016
Open to: students, graduates, young researchers, early to mid-career academics, and practitioners
Venue: 27 June-1 July 2016 | Baku, Azerbaijan


In an attempt to contribute to the 2016 Warsaw Summit discussions, NISA Summer Session aims at bringing together young professionals and scholars from around the world to conduct a pre-Summit brainstorming session where the participants will focus on the issues relevant to NATO’s Warsaw Summit agenda, including NATO’s ability and readiness to respond to the crisis situations in its closest proximity, among others. How prepared is NATO to cope with regional security challenges? What are the existing toolkits and policy directions? What should be the most tangible policy prescriptions in regard to each conflict situation? These and many other similar questions will guide the discussions, at the end of which the participants will come forth with set of policy recommendations for the 2016 Warsaw Summit.

This event will involve notable academics and practitioners from governments, international institutions and think tanks as well as graduate students, researchers, early to mid-career academics, experts and practitioners, interested in international relations, international law, politics and economics, including in issues related to Euro-Atlantic area.


Academics and practitioners from governments, international organizations and think tanks as well as students, graduates, young researchers, early to mid-career academics, experts and practitioners, who are interested in international relations, politics and economics, including in issues related to the Euro-Atlantic area.


NISA will undertake boarding and lodging expenses for all the participants. Also, for foreign participants travelling from outside Azerbaijan, we will reimburse up to 50% of the travelling expenses.


Successful applicants will thus have a sound command of English and show academic credentials necessary to benefit from the course that will help them actively contribute to discussions. Participants should be highly motivated and demonstrate critical achievements and activities in related fields.

Please, complete the application form before the deadline 24:00 Baku time, 3 June 2016

In order to apply, register HERE.

You can use the following e-mail address for further enquiries:

The official web-page.

11th Global Youth Peace Fest (GYPF-2016)

Deadline:  30 July 2016
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 28 Sept – 2 Oct 2016 Chandigarh-Shimla, India


GYPF was initially started to unify young people of two historically conflict ridden neighbouring countries India & Pakistan. Both countries chose an arms race fueled by security concerns burdening their limited resources thereby crippling their individual and collective ability to fight poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy and infrastructure development. Over the years the main organizers of GYPF, Yuvsatta (Youth for Peace-an NGO) realized that situation is no different in other countries as well and hence extended invitations to young people from other parts of the world. In the 10th Global Youth peace Fest-GYPF 2015, over 300 young people from 29 countries of the world & 20,000 locals joined hands on important occasions for a better world.

Now, taking a giant leap forward the organizing team of GYPF 2016 is gearing to host one of biggest events in this region with expected participation of delegates from around 100 countries of the world at the 11th Global Youth Peace Fest-GYPF 2016, from September 28th to October 2, 2016, International Day of Nonviolence & birth anniversary of apostle of peace Mahatma Gandhi.


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

  • The organizing team will select GYPF 2016 delegates in a manner that ensures relative uniformity and high level of geographic diversity. All nationalities are welcome to apply. And for the purposes of group cohesion, each applicant will be evaluated as per his/her online filled registration details
  • Age – If you are older than 35, please consider attending as an observer.
  • Within 15 days of receipt of acceptance letter from the organizing team, delegates needs to pay USD 50 (non-refundable) to secure her/his position in the mega-event. The rest of balance registration fee of USD 200 is payable before July 30, 2016.
  • Given the limited spaces available and the number of applications received, organizers can only guarantee a place in the GYPF 2016 upon receipt of full registration fee.


The GYPF 2016 organizers offers several type of scholarship support to reduce the registration fee amount for deserving delegates from all over the world. In this regard to request the discount, please send a brief email with profile of participant to ‘The Coordinator, Yuvsatta (youth for peace)’ at Unfortunately the scholarship programme can’t cover all the registration fee amount and international travel expenses.

The GYPF 2016 organizers are also interested to work closely with State Institutions, Private Companies, INGOs, Universities and NGOs and will be happy to discuss any further mutual partnership possibilities. Please feel free to send your queries or suggestions in this regard at


Limited seats. Maximum ten delegates from each SAARC country and not more than five delegates each from other countries. For delegates from eight countries with visa restriction in India i.e. Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Sudan, the last date to apply is May 30, 2016

In order to apply, register HERE.

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

The official web-page.


The International Youth Peace Forum: Global Youth Rising 2016

Deadline:  13 June 2016
Open to: young people around the world
Venue: 10-20 July 2016 in Transylvania, Romania


GYR 2016 is 10 days of intensive trainings, discussions, workshops and practical strategic planning with some of the leading organisations, activists, trainers and practitioners in the world covering peacebuildingconflict transformationyouth participation and empowerment and much, much more. The International Youth Peace Forum: Global Youth Rising 2016 will be held this year from July 10 – 20.

There is a special focus in this year’s International Youth Forum on key issues including:

  • Building a global solidarity movement and campaigns in our countries with the people of Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen to overcome and end the wars in those countries;
  • Building a solidarity movement with the people of Ukraine to help support efforts to end the war and division in Ukraine;
  • Linking together practitioners, activists, organisations and movements working to bring about a fundamental shift in how the world deals with conflicts, replacing war, violence and the global weapons industry with practical and effective means of handling conflicts;
  • Inner peace, resilience, leadership and cultivating peace within to empower, strengthen and support our engagement in often difficult and challenging contexts;
  • Introducing peace education into our schools and societies


Are you engaged in youth activism or peacebuilding? Do you want to meet inspiring people from around the world working for the same goals of peace and social justice?

The Global Youth Rising summer camp is aimed at young people already active as activists or peacebuilders aged 18-30, although older participants are welcome to apply. Our goal is to create as a diverse a group of participants as possible. We are hoping to draw youth from around the world working in many different fields of positive change.


We aim to keep costs as low as possible in the interests of making the camp as accessible as possible. Course contributions covering the entire 10 day programme, accommodation and food are:

  1. OECD participants: 500 EUR
  2. Non-OECD participants: 300 EUR

Camping (bring your own tent; we have beautiful spaces for camping, with access to showers, toilets, and food is still included): 200 EUR

Costs cover:

  • Transportation from Cluj-Napoca to the youth peace forum location;
  • Ten nights of accommodation at the camp (10th-20th July) – a bed in a shared room or a space for camping (depending on your fee)
  • Dinner on the 10th July, all meals from 11th-19th July (breakfast, lunch and dinner), breakfast on the 20th, and refreshments throughout the day;
  • All training and workshops, morning and evening activities;
  • One excursion from the camp (you will be able to select between hiking or white-water rafting).

Costs do not cover:

  • The costs of obtaining a visa to enter Romania (if applicable);
  • Transport to Cluj-Napoca;
  • Extra charge (+150 EUR) if you wish to have your own bedroom;
  • Any meals or accommodation outside the duration of the camp;
  • Any extra excursions that participants choose to partake in while at the camp;
  • Any extra snacks bought during the course dates;
  • Medical/travel insurance.

Organizations sending 3 or more participants can receive an additional 10% discount.

Funded placements

In order to make the summer camp as accessible as possible, it is our hope to be able to provide a number of funded or discounted placements for participants. At present, we are applying for funding that may allow us to offer 5-10 discounted or funded places to youth activists/peacebuilders, so please keep checking our website for more information.

It is possible that your organization or local organizations connected with peace-building might be willing to help fund your placement at the Global Youth Rising camp. If this is not possible, please contact us about how you can set up an online donation page and spread the word so that you can raise funds towards your trip!


For applicants requiring a visa to enter Romania, the application deadline has been extended to May 24th. For all other applicants, the application deadline is June 13th.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Alternatively, if you’d like to download a Word version of the application to fill in and send to, please click here to download it

The official web-page.


2016 Human Science Summer School in Fukuoka, Japan

Deadline:  13 June (Mon), 2016, 17:00 JST (Japan Standard Time)
Open to: Graduate School students of universities/institutes outside Japan
Venue: 29 August -8 September 2016 at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan


The Human Science International Course in the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, invites Graduate School students studying outside of Japan to the 2016 Human Science Summer School. Those of you eligible and interested in the education of our International Course are encouraged to apply. We offer financial support and course credits, as well as course education and laboratory experience.

The Human Science Summer School provides a program consisting of 15 lectures of 90 min (see schedule). (mornings) in combination with research experience at a laboratory of a faculty member of your choosing (afternoons). The lecture course, Advanced Design and Technologies for Human Science, is designed as an overview of the whole curriculum of the Human Science International Course.


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

(1)  Graduate School students of universities/institutes outside Japan.

(2)  Those who are interested in education and research of our Human Science International Course.

(3)  Those with sufficient English capability to follow 15 lectures and do laboratory work.

(4)  Those who can get a recommendation from their current supervisor.

Financial support

  • Full or partial support is provided for (1) an economy-class air ticket to and from Japan, (2) accommodation, and (3) meals. The total amount may vary among participants, taking account of the participants’ total amount of air fares, our budget, and whether you have support from your university or not.
  • You will stay at a dormitory room with a kitchenette and free LAN.


The participants will be selected on basis of academic records and supervisor recommendation, We give priority to MA students and encourage faculty staff to apply. Please note that Undergraduate or Doctoral students cannot apply. There is no age limit.

Application documents:

(1)  an application form (Excel filePDF fileReadMe file)

(2)  a recommendation letter from your supervisor

(3)  transcript of your academic record (BA and MA, if available)

(4)  a letter of motivation in English, >800 words, describing why you are interested in joining the Summer School transcript of your academic record (BA and MA, if available).

Submission deadline is 13 June (Mon), 2016, 17:00 JST (Japan Standard Time)

We will inform you through an acceptance/rejection notification within 2 weeks after the document submission deadline.

Please send the above 4 application documents (in .pdf) by e-mail to

Ass. Prof. Gerard Remijn at  

The official web-page.

East Japan Railway Company (Internship with paid traveling expenses)

East Japan Railway Company (Internship)
Type of business
Land Transportation
Work Country
Work Location
Tokyo, Japan

Corporate Data

As the largest railway company, the business of the East Japan Railway group is to provide people the transportation system, which has great significance on our customer’s everyday life and necessary for the society and the community. We would like to achieve the social responsibility through our businesses such as maintenance of railway safety and provide stable railway transportation services.

East Japan Railway group have its own principle: “Our aim is to achieve the social responsibility and the sustainable growth of our company as a `Group to make reliable life service`”. Based on this principle, we hope to continue to be the company that can meet the expectations from the society and the trust by stakeholder.

Stock Exchange Listings
Tokyo (First Section)
2-2-2 Yoyogi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
28.67 billion yen (consolidated)

Job Opportunities

Job Description
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) offers “Internship for Foreigners” to students of university (including graduate school), high-school and vocational school located in and outside of Japan. We look forward to hearing from students who are interested in Japanese railway companies or the business and technologies of JR East, and those who want to put their skills acquired from school into practice.

1. Number of Positions, Internship Period and Location
[Number of Positions] Limited
[Internship Period] Wednesday, July 20 ~ Thursday, July 28 (7 days excluding Saturday and Sunday)
[Location] Tokyo

2. Details
Interns will attend lectures at the first half of period, learning about the company, global vision, and technological innovation. For the other half of period, each intern will choose a specific field of interest and carry out related fieldwork. Interns will also have the opportunity to visit various facilities and sites.

Interns can choose their field of interest from the following list

1. Vehicles
Interns will observe the inspection, reparation and manufacturing processes of the vehicles to learn about their maintenance procedures and operational improvement.

2. Track Maintenance
Interns will participate in the examination of the maintenance procedures which conducts under particular condition of tracks though the inspection of tracks and structures, plans for their reparation, and supervision of construction work.

3. Civil Engineering
Interns will participate in the planning and supervision of construction as part of the whole construction cycle (renovation of terminals, construction of new lines and two-level crossing, etc.).
Interns have the opportunity to visit sites of on-going projects.

4. Construction
Interns will take part in designing, supervising, planning of station buildings.
Interns have the opportunity to visit sites of on-going project.

5. Electricity
Interns will observe the railway signaling system, energy (generation, distribution and transmission of electricity, electric equipment, etc.), telecommunication network and will participate in equipment management, examination of maintenance procedures, construction planning, and construction project design

6. Service Quality Control
Interns will learn how JR satisfies the customers’ demands and improve services through the introduction of supporting multiple languages and receiving feedback from customers and employees.

7. Sales and Tourism Strategy
Interns will learn about planning of sales strategies for the promotion for railway user and tourism businesses.

8. Life-style Service
Interns will learn about planning of business strategies for life-style services (retail sale, shopping center, hotel, and office, etc.) at stations.

9. IT/Suica Strategy
Interns will learn about planning of business strategies that utilizes ICT, credit card and Suica.
*The Suica is a prepaid e-money card for transportation and shopping.

Job Category
Tokyo, Japan
Foreign citizens enrolled in a four-year university, a master’s or doctoral program (including law school), or vocational school and courses.
Language Skills
English business level and above
Internship will be offered to foreign citizens enrolled in a four-year university, a master’s or doctoral program (including law school), or vocational school and courses. English business level and above is required.
Selection Process
[How to Apply]
Please firstly apply through TOP CAREER International(Please click “Apply” button above) and send your “Personal Information Form” to the following email address. If you are interested in more than one field, please write your first and second choices.

Please send the form to

[Application Materials]
Personal Information Form (Photo attached)

You can download “Personal Information Form” HERE

[After You Submit the Form]
After examining and screening the application forms, selected candidate will be invited to several interviews with TOP CAREER on Skype.

Additional Information
[Other Information]
・Interns will not be paid.
・Transportation expenses will be reimbursed by the company.
・A lunch stipend will be provided.
・Accommodations will be provided for those whose commute to the company will be more than 2 hours one-way, and those from abroad.
・Before beginning the internship, the interns will be required to sign the agreement to protect
confidential information.
・Application materials will not be returned.
・Personal information on the application form will be used only for internship selection,
internship preparation, and administrative procedures during the period. After these uses, the
company will be responsible for the disposal of the personal information.


Application Deadline
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Interview Location

Opportunities for Minneapolis Youth in MN, USA

BestPrep Minnesota Business Venture Program

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Scholarships are available for students on free or reduced lunch.

Interested students can learn more and apply on the website.

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McKinsey Global Institute Essay Prize

Deadline:  31 July 2016
Open to: anyone
Prize: EUR60,000


The McKinsey Global Institute has launched a global essay contest aimed at crowdsourcing solutions to one of Europe’s biggest political and economic conundrums: how to implement a pro-growth economic strategy that is both effective and that appeals to voters and policy-makers.

The essay prize is a follow-up to the MGI June 2015 report, A Window of Opportunity for Europe, which identified policy measures that could double GDP growth in Europe in a sustainable manner and create more than 20 million jobs in Europe. While that report identified the “why” and the “what,” it did not focus on the “how.”

The contest is being held under the patronage of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker, a former Prime Minister of Luxembourg, himself articulated the dilemma that the essay is hoping to resolve, when he said back in 2007 “we all know what to do, but we don’t know how to get re-elected once we have done it.”


The Essay for Europe prize is open to anyone in any part of the world, as long as they are not employed by or affiliated with McKinsey & Company or the Jacques Delors Institute.


The winner of the essay contest will receive a prize of €60,000. A prize of €25,000 will be awarded to the best essay written by an author under the age of 30. A further €15,000 will be awarded to runners-up at the discretion of the panel of judges, which is chaired by Pascal Lamy, a former European Trade Commissioner and ex-director general of the World Trade Organization


The Competition will run from 00:01 AM (GMT) on 18 March 2016 (the “Opening Date”) to 11:59 PM (GMT) on 31 July 2016 (the “Closing Date”) inclusive.
Learn more about how to enter the contest and submission guidelines.
  1. Read the Terms & Conditions
  2. Download the essay style guide

In order to apply, register HERE.

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

The official web-page.

Schwarzman Scholars’s Master Degree Program in China

Deadline: 15 September 2016
Open to: students and young professionals between 18 and 28 years old, who are proficient in English and have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
Scholarships: fully-funded, including travel costs and a modest personal stipend


Schwarzman Scholars announced that it is now accepting applications for its second class. The class of 2017-2018 will enroll in August 2017. Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one year Master’s degree program based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s top academic institutions. Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders for the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century.

All scholars will study and reside at Schwarzman College, a newly constructed state-of-the-art campus at Tsinghua University, designed to encourage close friendships, cross-cultural connections, and intellectual exchange.


Eligible for this program are following:
  • Students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old;
  • Students who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university;
  • Students coming from the United States (45%), from China (20%), and 35% from the rest of the world.


The scholarship is fully-funded for all participants, including travel costs and a modest personal stipend.

How to apply?

The application can be found on the Schwarzman Scholars website, and must be submitted latest by 15 September 2016.

Finalists will be invited to interview in Bangkok (28 October 2016)London (2 November 2016), or New York (7 November 2016) and will be notified of their acceptance in mid-November of 2016.

Fore more information, please visit the official website.


International Seminar: “European Y.O.U.T.H.: Welcoming refugees!”

Deadline:  18 May 2016
Open to: Young people aged 18-30 years who are citizens of one of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe
Venue: 16 – 10 July 2016 in Valletta, Malta


Co-organised by JEF Europe and JEF Malta, the international seminar “European Y.O.U.T.H.: Welcoming refugees!” will take place from the 6 – 10 July in Valletta, Malta.


Young people aged 18-30 years who are citizens of one of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe + citizens of Belarus. Applications from non-eligible persons will not be taken into account.


Participation fee: €100 (€50 for locals and anyone who does not need accommodation) – (8 scholarships of 70 EUR will be provided based on the quality of the response with the regard to the applicant’s motivation.)

Travel reimbursement: 70% of the travel costs (up to max. 150€)

*JEF Europe and JEF Malta will assist in visa procedures if needed.
**Do not book your ticket and/or pay the participation fee before you receive an e-mail confirmation regarding your selection
***Cancellation policy: Participants who have been confirmed and have paid their participation fee, but cancel their participation after 1 June 2016 will receive 50% of their participation fee. Cancellations after 7 June are not refundable at all.


Please fill out the form below if you wish to attend the “European Y.O.U.T.H.: Welcoming refugees!” taking place on 6 – 10 July in Valletta, Malta. Results of the selection procedure will be sent by Wednesday 25 May 2016.

***DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS – Wednesday 18 May 2016**

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact at

The official web-page.