Thursday, 30 April 2009

100 PhD Scholarships Politecnico di Milano, Italy

More than 100 PhD Scholarships for 2009, Politecnico di Milano Italy

Applications are open at Politecnico di Milano Italy for admission into the 25th cycle of the Doctoral Courses listed below. The number of positions as well as the number of available scholarships are specified for each Doctorate Course. The call for applications is open to Italian as well as non-EU citizens.

Deadline: 30 April 2009


Admission to the Doctoral Courses will be determined on the basis of an assessment of the educational CV, the cover letters and the proposal for doctoral research project which the applicants must send at the time of their registration to the competition.

Number of Scholarships

  • Rotary-wing aircrafts - 03 scholarships
  • Interior Design - 03 scholarships
  • Architecture, Urban Design, Conservation of Housing and Landscape - 03 scholarships
  • Bioengineering - 06 scholarships
  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - 04 scholarships
  • Preservation of Architectural Heritage - 03 scholarships
  • Design - 06 scholarships
  • Physics - 03 scholarships
  • Territorial Design and Government - 03 scholarships
  • Aerospace Engineering - 04 scholarships
  • Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering - 11 scholarships
  • Materials Engineering - 03 scholarships
  • Building Engineering - 03 scholarships
  • Information Technology - 22 scholarships
  • Electrical Engineering - 03 scholarships
  • Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering - 05 scholarships
  • Mechanical Engineering - 05 scholarships
  • Structural Seismic and Geotechnical Engineering - 04 scholarships
  • Mathematical Models and Methods in Engineering - 03 scholarships
  • Urban and Architectural Design - 03 scholarships
  • Design and Technologies Exploitation for the Cultural Heritage - 03 scholarships
  • Energetic and Nuclear Science and Technology - 06 scholarships
  • Spatial Planning and Urban Development - 03 scholarships
  • Technology and Design for Environment and Building - 03 scholarships

Further Details

Thursday, 23 April 2009

PhD Studentships, University of Manchester, UK

PhD Studentships, University of Manchester, UK

Studentships are available for highly qualified applicants for 4-year PhD projects in Integrative Systems Biology at the University of Manchester, UK. These studentships are available to the applicants from the UK and abroad.

Systems Biology is the new science that aims at understanding how living organisms function in health and fail in disease. The new insight is that the important properties of life arise in interactions between individuals, from individual molecules, through individual cells, through organs. The new point in history is that experimental methodology is now available to look at virtually all molecules and other components of living cells. Using modern mathematics and bioinformatics to make computer models of what happens in and with living organisms, Systems Biology seeks to understand how molecules are guided to self-organise into complex processes such as the cell cycle, reproduction, adaptation to a variety of challenges, and the formation of complex structures ( academia and the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry have realised that the vast amounts of information about individual molecules offered by genomics can only be put to use and lead to understanding through Systems Biology.

Following substantial investments in the new Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB,, the Manchester Centre of Integrative Systems Biology (MCISB,, and the AstraZeneca Chair of Systems Biology, the University of Manchester houses a doctoral training centre for Integrated Systems Biology. Inspired by the top scientists in Systems Biology, students with a physical science/engineering/mathematics background will be teamed up with students from biological and medical backgrounds. Candidates from both backgrounds are invited to apply. They will engage in extensive training, both experimental and theoretical, in Systems Biology within the MIB and in partner groups all over the world.

Eligibility for Funding

Applicants should have an undergraduate or masters degree in the biological, medical sciences or in the physical sciences, mathematics or engineering.

Studentships are available to applicants from the UK and abroad.

Further information and Application
For further information or to apply, email in the first instance Lynne Davies:

with "DTCapp" on the subject line, including a CV, expected or actual degree class and the names of at least 2 academic referees with their email addresses. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit a formal application to the University.

Further particulars of the training programme are available at

Master Scholarships KSOP Germany

Scholarships for Masters, KSOP Germany
Scholarships are available to the international students, for Masters course in Optics and Photonics at the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP), Universität Karlsruhe, Germany.

Deadline: 15 July each year

Optics & Photonics are driven by fascinating scientific challenges, unexpected breakthroughs, and by a huge demand of the market. While basics of optics are typically covered throughout different disciplines during undergraduate education, state of the art aspects of Optics & Photonics are by now only subject of specialized lectures in different university departments. To overcome these limitations, the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics at the Universität Karlsruhe offers a novel comprehensive Masters and a Ph.D. program.Highly appreciated by the German Federal Government, the state of Baden-Württemberg and 16 leading Optics & Photonics companies, the educational concept of KSOP is supported by an outstanding scholarship program worth up to EUR 800 per month for international students.

MSc Program
The 2-year M.Sc. course in Optics & Photonics qualifies for a further career in industry as well as in research. Completely taught in English, the program is developed for applicants who have accomplished a Bachelor degree in Optics & Photonics, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science , Biology or Medical Sciences.
The Master course is also considered to be the main entrance channel for national and international students who are interested to pursue a Ph.D. thesis work in the field of Optics & Photonics.The program is divided into four stages providing the students with the necessary prerequisites (Stage I: Introduction), to give them a solid background on the most important topics within the wide and diverse field of Optics & Photonics (Stage II: Core Subjects) and let them acquire specialized knowledge in one of the four deepening courses (Stage III: Specialization) to be able to competently perform a six-month research project on a current topic of research (Stage IV: Masters Thesis). In addition, an 8-weeks industrial internship is scheduled between stages 2 and 3.

Scholarship Program
Scholarships of EUR 800 per month are available for a maximum duration of two years. Part of the scholarship is a research assistantship at the university. Furthermore, KSOP offers an elaborated industry internship program. Studying at KSOP also means having the opportunity to participate in KSOP events such as a special tailored orientation phase at the university of Karlsruhe, Summer Schools, company contact fairs, seminars, and many more.
Intake: Winter term each year

Application deadline: 15 July each year

Download Material
Application Form KSOP Scholarship (right-click and save, pdf)
Checklist Scholarship Application (right-click and save, pdf)

Further Information
Dr.-Ing. Judith Elsner
Phone: +49 (0)721 608 7880
Fax: +49 (0)721 608 7882

Graduate Scholarships Science and Technology, UAE

Graduate Scholarships, MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology, UAE

Full scholarships are available to qualified talented international students (for all nationalities to study at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi), who meet its high admission standards which include appropriate TOEFL score, GRE and an excellent CGPA from a recognized university.

General Requirements

A minimum CGPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) or 2:1 in the British system, minimum TOEFL score of 577, and a minimum GRE quantitative score of 700 are the basic requirements without which an applicant will most likely not be considered.

Scholarship Details

Students accepted into the Masdar Institute will be offered a full scholarship which includes the following:
100% tuition fee scholarship
Medical Insurance
Housing in a single unit apartment (at the Masdar campus)
International students will receive reimbursement of travel expenses (economy class air-ticket) into Abu Dhabi and back home after completion of studies. Travel expenses (return economy class air-ticket) back to the student's home country at the end of the 1st year of studies will also be reimbursed.

Reimbursement of TOEFL and GRE exam fees (upon registration at Masdar Institute and submission of original receipts)
A competitive stipend per month (cost of living allowance).
No bond or conditions to the scholarship upon graduation

The scholarship and benefits are subject to the student maintaining a minimum CGPA as determined by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and satisfactory progress on their research.

Further details
For further details about scholarship and MASDAR Institute, please click here.

Fully Funded MS/PhD opportunities, KSA

Fully Funded MS/PhD opportunities, KFUPM, Saudia Arabia

KFUPM Saudi Arabia, is sending a team to Pakistan in April to conduct interviews of students/graduates interested in pursuing graduate studies leading to MS/Phd in different disciplines of engineering and basic sciences. Opportunities are available to get full funding for the studies.

General Description

KFUPM has recently established several Research Centers of Excellence in different areas. In addition, generous research funding is available from various governmental or semi-government organizations (including Aramco, Sabic, STC etc.). Therefore, KFUPM is looking for graduate students with full support leading to ph.d in different fields of engineering and basic sciences. Here I would like to mention that the Mechanical Engineering Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Mechanical Engineering Department at KFUPM has recently started a seven year joint collaboration in research and educational programs. The collaboration agreement is composed of two main components: research programs and education. Faculty and students involved in this collaboration, from both institutions, will conduct research and develop academic programs through projects in areas of strategic importance to Saudi Arabia and to disseminate knowledge, and transfer technologies for tackling problems associated with the progress of knowledge based economy.

Funding Details Full support for ph.d students includes a monthly stipend of SR. 2,500 plus housing, medical, full tuition fees, book, tickets, one-month annual paid leave and others as per university rule. Ph.d. students get family status and, depending upon availability, on campus fully furnished two-room housing with all utilities paid or housing allowance. Students will be allowed, rather encouraged, to work on internally and /or externally funded research projects. The compensations from these projects will be in addition to the salary and all income in Saudi Arabia are still tax free. Selected students will be required to join KFUPM from Fall 2009 (September 2009).Students having B.S. degree and planning for graduate studies leading to ph.d are also encouraged to apply for MS programs at KFUPM. Masters students get an stipend of SR. 1,000/month and single accommodation. All other benefits are same as ph.d students.

Schedule of Pakistan visit I (Dr Abdul Fazal) am a member of this team and our travel plan is as follows:
10-11 April, Karachi
12-13 April, Lahore
14 April, Topi/Taxila
15-16 April, Islamabad

If anyone has any question, please contact me through e-mail (

Download the poster with details (right-click and save; pdf 1.7mb)
Download the application form for admission (right-click and save; msword 150kb)

Friday, 17 April 2009

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program, Pakistan

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program, USA for Mid-Career Professional Study

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan invites applications for the Hubert Humphery Fellowship Program. This non-degree program is designed for mid-career professionals and lasts for 10-12 months of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and an opportunity to work in the U.S. in a field related to their specialization.

Deadline : 15 June 2009 (4:30 p.m)

Program Summary
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan, a bi-national commission, invites applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Program. This non-degree program is designed for mid-career professionals and lasts for 10-12 months of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and an opportunity to work in the U.S. in a field related to their specialization. Humphrey fellows are expected to share their knowledge of Pakistan with colleagues and friends in the United States and vice versa once they return home. Application for Administration of Science and Technology Education are given priority.

Grant Benefits
The grant funds tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. USEFP will assist with the visa process.

Successful applicants must be committed to serving Pakistan in the public, NGO or private sector. They must be Pakistani citizens with a minimum of five years progressively responsible professional/work experience following the Masters degree and a guarantee of re-employment upon return to Pakistan. They must possess a high level of fluency in spoken and written English, with a recent iBT TOEFL score of 90 or higher. Applicants should have taken the TOEFL examination by the time they submit their application. Successful candidates should be poised to assume a leadership positions in their field.
Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who is ineligible?
University teachers or researchers with no management experience or responsibilities, those who attended graduate school in the U.S. in the last seven years or who have had long-term U.S. experience within the last five years. Also ineligible are persons with a dual US/Pakistan nationality or who have a spouse, fiancé, parent or child over the age of 18 who is a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Employees of the Fulbright organization, the U.S. Department of State are also ineligible.

Applications are invited in the following fields:
Agricultural Development / Agricultural Economics
Communications /Journalism
Substance Abuse Education / Treatment and Prevention
Economic Development
Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
Finance and Banking
HIV / AIDS Policy and Prevention
Human Resource Management
Law and Human Rights
Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Climate Change
Public Health Policy and Management
Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
Technology Policy and Management
Prevention of Trafficking Persons and Policy
Urban and Regional Planning
Training of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development)

All application material and relevant instructions can be downloaded from USEFP website, using the link given below.

Further Information
For more information or to obtain an application and guidelines:

Address: P.O.Box 1128, Islamabad. 44000.Tel: 051-2877075-76Fax: 051-2877095

Fulbright Scholar Program, USA

J. William Fulbright Scholar Program, USA
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan invites applications for the Fulbright Scholar Program for this year. The program seeks to improve mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Pakistan through academic and cultural exchange. This program funds up to 10 months of lectureship, post-doctoral research, or a combination of the two at a U.S. college or university.

Deadline : 22 Jun 2009

Program Summary
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), a bi-national commission, invites applications for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The program seeks to improve mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Pakistan through academic and cultural exchange. This program funds up to 10 months of lectureship, post-doctoral research, or a combination of the two at a U.S. college or university. Persons selected are expected to share information about Pakistani life and culture with their students, colleagues and community groups in the U.S. On returning to Pakistan, Fulbright scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to Pakistan’s development and to share their U.S. experiences with students, colleagues and community groups in Pakistan.

Grant Benefits
The grant funds airfare, an incidental research allowance, a living stipend, and health insurance. The program also funds one accompanying dependent. USEFP will assist with the visa application process.

Scholars, professionals and artists from all disciplines are welcome to apply, with the exception of clinical medicine. Every applicant must either hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in his/her field, or be a distinguished leader in his/her field.

Successful applicants must be committed to serving Pakistan in the public, NGO, or private sector. Candidates must have work experience in teaching, research, or the public sector in Pakistan. Successful candidates will have an excellent command of written and spoken English. They will have a clear and well-formulated proposal about what they would like to accomplish in the U.S. and how it relates to their work in Pakistan. The proposal is the most important single portion of the application. People applying to lectureship must have a demonstrated ability to teach in a university setting.

Persons who have completed their Ph.D. within the last two years or who have been to the U.S. for research or other longer-term educational opportunities within the last five years are ineligible. Also ineligible are persons with a dual U.S/Pakistan nationality or who have a spouse, fiancé, parent or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Employees of the Fulbright organization or the U.S. Department of State are ineligible.
Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

All application material and relevant instructions can be downloaded from USEFP website. Links to the website are given below.

Further Information
For more information or to obtain an application and guidelines:

Address: P.O.Box 1128, Islamabad. 44000.Tel: 051-2877075-76Fax: 051-2877095

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships , UK

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships SchemeTaught Masters degrees in UK universities
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. Awards are to study taught postgraduate courses (Masters degree). Pakistani students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Deadline : Different for different universities (see the booklet)

General The course chosen by the student for study at a university must be demonstrably relevant to the economic, social or technological development of the candidate's home country and a list of the eligible courses at each institution is available in the booklet for the 2009 Scheme below.

Who is eligible?
Applicants should:
be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing country, and not currently be living or studying in a developed country. Pakistan is one of the countries in this list.
check the relevant application procedure on each participating university website and follow the procedure given there to apply for these scholarships (details of participating UK universities is given in the booklet - see below)

Where are the awards tenable?
Awards are only available at participating institutions. The booklet giving details of the UK institutions offering Scholarships joint-funded with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in 2009 is available for download below

How can I apply? Individual universities handle the selection process. Applications should therefore be addressed to the participating university direct (check the universities websites for details).

Booklet with Detailed InformationDownload the booklet with details of the scholarships can be accessed here (link to pdf file)

20 Full-Fee Research Scholarships, UK

20 Full-Fee Research Scholarships,University of Nottingham,
To celebrate its international research activity, the University of Nottingham has announced 20 full-fee awards for the new international students registering on Research programmes at The University of Nottingham in September 2009.The scholarships are for a PhD or MPhil research programme, subject to satisfactory progress every year.

Deadline : 17 April 2009

General The scholarships are available to all international students (students classified as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes) in any subject area.

How to ApplyIn order to apply for scholarships you must:
be holding a conditional or unconditional admission offer of a place on a full time Research degree programme at The University of Nottingham from September 2009
be classified as an ‘overseas’ student for fee purposes
complete our online scholarships application form
submit your scholarship application by 17 April 2009
Finding out if your scholarship application has been successful
a decision on your application will be made by a panel of University staff
a member of staff from the University will contact you by email within 6 weeks of the closing date to confirm the outcome of your application
if you are successful, you will also receive a letter confirming the details of your scholarship

Important NoteIt is important to note that applicants for the scholarships must first have applied for and obtained an admission offer of study at Nottingham for September 2009. If you have not yet applied for a place to study at Nottingham please do so. For relevant details click here.

Official link: click here

20 Postdoc Fellowships, Germany

20 Postdoc Fellowships : LMU Munich Germany :
20 Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at LMU Muich Germany. The applicant must have completed his/her doctoral studies at another university – preferably outside Germany – no more than three years prior to application. The majority of applicants are expected to be from outside Germany.

Deadline : 15 April 2009

General Description
LMU will be awarding the 20 research fellowships to candidates who have completed their doctoral studies in any field, having graduated no more than three years ago with outstanding results. The fellows must be able to design a research project and successfully carry it through to completion. They will have two full years to conduct their research at LMU and expand their academic profile. Upon a positive evaluation of the research achievement, the fellowship may be extended by another two years.

The young academics shall be integrated into the university as comfortably as possible during their research stay: they will be provided with workplaces within one of the faculties, where they can also become immediately involved in teaching if they desire. The candidate’s application must therefore include a statement of support from a professor of LMU Munich. This support statement shall confirm that the planned project will be supported intellectually and with the necessary infrastructure. The fellows will also be associated with the Center for Advanced Studies and be able to make use of its services.

LMU research fellows receive an attractive compensation according to the German salary scheme “Tarifvertrag der Länder (TVL)” (typically TV-L Group E 14). Up to € 10,000 per annum will be available as material and travel expenses. Additional grants may be provided as start-up funding for research projects and reimbursement for the costs of relocation. Also, in the first two years following completion of their research stay, the fellows may be provided with additional funding for material and travel expenses so that cooperative efforts with LMU Munich can continue beyond the fellowship period.
Closing date for applications is 15 April 2009.

Contact Details
Any questions regarding your application and academic integration are to be directed to the LMU professor whose academic unit your project will be integrated into. You can get in contact with the dean of the faculty first. A contact list is available here (pdf 35 kb).
General questions regarding the fellowship program can be directed to the Strategy and Development Unit:

Download detailed information and guidelines here (right-click and save)

Scholarships (Masters and Doctorals), China

Scholarships for Master and Doctoral Degrees : for International Students : Ocean University China :
10 Scholarships for are available to the International Students for Masters and Doctoral Degrees at Ocean University China.

Deadline : 31 May 2009

Details of the Scholarship
The scholarship durations are 2-3 years for masters degree student and 3-4 years for doctoral degree students beginning in the September of 2009.

Scholarship includes
Tuition fee
Accommodation on campus (Note: water and electricity fee should be afforded by the student him/herself)
Monthly Living allowance:
Master degree students, scholars: CNY 1,700 Yuan per month;
Doctoral degree students, scholars: CNY 2,000 Yuan per month;
Medical insurance based on the stipulated insurance articles;

Doctoral & Master degree programs
Programs for PhD/Doctoral degree program: All the available Ph.D supervisors can be found in File 1.
Programs for Marine Science (For detailed curriculum, please refer to File 2).
Programs for MA in Chinese: Four programs are available for master applicants:
Chinese Philology
Chinese Literature History
Modern and Contemporary Chinese literature
Historical Geography(For the detailed curriculum, please refer to File 3).
MBA Program in English:

Study Duration?From two years to Three years
Main Courses include Accounting, Applied Statistics, Management Economics, Organizational Behavior, Management Information System, Marketing, Operation Management, Financial Management, Strategic Management, Business Negotiation, Human Resource Management, Series of Guest Lecture, Logistics Management &Supply Chain Management, Finance, etc.(For detailed curriculum, please click here )

Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in good health.
Education background and age limit:
Applicants for master degree studies must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

Application Materials
The applicants must fill in and provide the following materials truly and correctly (in triplicate, one original and two copies).

Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (printed by CSC, please refer to File 4 ), one original and two photocopies, in Chinese or in English. Please read carefully the important notes on the last page before filling out the form. Please complete the form in Chinese or English. If the form is not filled in on PC, please write legibly in black or blue ink. Please indicate with ‘X’ in the blank chosen. Any forms that do not follow the notes will be invalid.

Notarized Copy of bachelor’s degree/master’s degree (applying doctoral degree program). If applicants are university students or already employed, they should also provide relevant documents to prove. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with translations in Chinese or English.

Original transcript (or a notarized copy) Applicants for Master degree program or Doctoral degree program need to provide Original transcripts (stamped by the university). Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with translations in Chinese or English.
A study or research plan in Chinese or in English (no less than 800 words/ 2 pages, very important).

Two letters of recommendation Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors (very important).
CV. The CV is to introduce your education background, your experience or your publication in relative research field done before.

Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by Chinese quarantine authority and only for those whose period of studies in China lasts up to six months, please refer to File 5 ) filled in English. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. The medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration while determining the time to take the medical examination. The original Foreigner Physical Examination Form will be certified by the local authorities. In the case of failure to pass certification, a new physical examination must be done at the stipulated hospitals.

Three photocopies of a COMMON passport (no diplomatic or service passport)

Application Deadline
The above-mentioned materials should directly reach Ocean University of China by May 31th, 2009

Contact Information
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CENTEROCEANUNIVERSITY OF CHINAAddress: No. 23 Eastern Hong Kong Road, Qingdao 266071, P. R. China
Telephone: 0086-532-85901555 (English) & 0086-532-85901666
Fax: 0086-532-85901868,

Website: &
Scholarship advertisement:
Note: Black ink pen or gel pen shall be used to fill all the forms. If any question in preparing the documents, please contact the admission office.

Scholarships at Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar

Scholarships at Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar

Scholarships are available for international students at the Faculty of Islamic Studies for the academic year 2009/10.

Deadline : 30 April 2009

His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Scholarships:
5 scholarships for MSc in Islamic Finance
5 scholarships for General Diploma in Islamic Studies
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned Scholarships:
5 scholarships for MA in Public Policy in Islam
5 scholarships for MA in Islamic Studies with a specialization in Religion and contemporary thought
Sheikh Youssef Al Qaradawi Scholarships:
5 scholarships for MA in Islamic Studies with a specialization in contemporary fiqh

Scholarship includes
Program tuition fees
Recreation, phone, internet
Health plan fee
Transportation inside and outside Qatar Foundation

General Requirement/Criteria
Submission of a completed application form
Evidence of a grade of "Very Good" (GPA of 3.4 or above) in the first (undergraduate) degree
A strong command of English with a minimum TOFEL score of 550
Pass Arabic Test (within the first year of studies at Qatar)

Further information and Application form
Further information and application form are available on the website:
Completed applications and further inquiries should be sent to

You may also contact Admission office directly at +974 4546588 / +974 4546560

NGS Scholarships, Singapore

NGS Scholarships : National University of Singapore :
The NGS Scholarship serves to attract highly-talented students to undertake PhD studies in Singapore at NUS under NGS in integrated research programmes. It is open to all international students and therefore Pakistani students are eligible to apply.

Deadline : Open throughout the year

Monthly stipend of S$3,200 up to 4 years of the PhD studies, or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier.
Payment of full tuition fees up to 4 years of PhD or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier.
Other allowances include
computer allowance
thesis allowance
Book allowance
conference allowance.
Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.

Opens worldwide.
Graduates with a passion for research.
Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.

Students are not eligible for the President's Graduate Fellowship (PGF).
Award is renewable, subject to satisfactory academic performance of CAP ? 3.8 at the end of every semester.
No bond.

GRE is compulsory for students applying from overseas. Only strongly recommended for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.
TOEFL is compulsory (ONLY applicable for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English).

Closing Deadline
Application is open throughout the year.

Application Procedure/Form
You may download the application form here.
The application form and supporting documents are to be submitted by post to:
NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS)Centre For Life Sciences (CeLS)28 Medical Drive, #05-01Singapore 117456
Official Weblink:

Open Scholarships for International Students,UK

Open Scholarships (Partial-fee) for International Students : Undergraduate/Masters/PhD courses : University of Leicester UK :

Scholarships are available to all international students to study at University of Leicester UK. These are partial-fee scholarships and are available for both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Deadline : 30 Apr 2009 (undergraduate), 31 May 2009 (Masters/PhD)

General Notes about Scholarships:
Candidates for Open Scholarships must be classified by the University as international students for fees purposes.

Except in the case of Open PhD Scholarships, all Open Scholarships are awarded only in the form of a reduction in tuition fees payable.

For Open PhD Scholarships, candidates must not be in receipt of a full scholarship (tuition fees and living costs) from any other sources. Students with partial scholarships from other sources will be considered.

For Open Master's and Undergraduate Scholarships, students must be self-funded.
Where an Open Scholarship is awarded to a candidate who is also eligible for a fee discount, the discount will be calculated after the Scholarship reduction to the tuition fees payable has been made.

Some scholarship funding may also be available to outstanding PhD students who begin their studies at other points in the academic year.

Number of Scholarships:
Open PhD Scholarship : 05 scholarships
Open Master's Scholarship : 35 scholarships
Open Undergraduate Scholarship : 15 scholarships

Further Information:
For further information and the application form/procedure, please visit the university website using the link below:

300 PhD positions at INRIA France

300 PhD positions available in 2009 INRIA, France

A number of PhD Postions are open at INRIA for the young scientists in one of its research teams. Priority will be given to candidates with mobility background and to topics pertaining to the Institute's priority themes. You can apply if you have a degree in computer science, automatic control or scientific computing equivalent to the French research master.

Deadline : 04 May 2009

INRIA is at the leading edge of research and its scientific themes are innovative. You can meet there scientists of international stature or work with them. Novel ideas are considered with interest. INRIA maintains special relations with industry and fosters the emergence of startups founded by its research scientists (80 such companies founded in 20 years). At least 80 different nationalities are present at INRIA and activities are regularly organized in order to ease the integration of newcomers. The ambiance is relaxed and everyone can contribute to the social life of the community.

The details of the open PhD positions are available on INRIA website and the procedure to apply is also given on the website. Please follow the link below for further details:

Fulbright/USAID Master's Scholarships

Fulbright/USAID Master's Scholarships and Fulbright/HEC/USAID Ph.D. Scholarships2009/2010
Scholarships are open under the Fulbright Scholarships Program for the Pakistani students to study in the universities in United States for year 2010. The scholarships are available both for Masters as well as PhD degrees.

Deadline : 18 May 2009

Fulbright/USAID Master's Scholarship
This program funds graduate study in the United States for a Master's degree program. The program is funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID). All disciplines are eligible, except for clinical medicine, with priority given to Education, Educational Management, Agriculture, Health, Teaching of English, Journalism, and fields related to economic development. Eligible candidates will have either a four-year Bachelor's degree or a Bachelor's and Master's combination totaling 16 years of formal education from an accredited university. Recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply, except for MBA applicants, who require 3 years of work experience.

Fulbright/HEC/USAID Ph.D. Scholarship
This program funds graduate study in the United States towards a Ph.D. degree. This may be coursework and/or research towards a Ph.D. or an entire program. Funding for this program is provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of the Government of Pakistan as well as USAID. Eligible applicants will have a Master's, M. Phil. or comparable degree (a minimum of 18 years of formal education) from an accredited university.

Who is eligible for these scholarships?
Pakistani citizens with strong academic histories are eligible to apply. All disciplines - Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Business, Law - are welcome to apply, except clinical medicine. It is highly desirable that candidates have work experience in teaching, research, or the public sector in Pakistan. In addition to academic work, persons selected for Fulbright programs are expected to share information about Pakistani life and culture with their U.S. colleagues and with community groups in the U.S. On returning to Pakistan, Fulbright grantees are expected to share their U.S. experiences with colleagues and community groups in Pakistan. Successful candidates should be poised to assume a leadership position in their eld and must be committed to returning and serving Pakistan.

When will the program begin?
Fall of 2010.

What do the grants fund?
The grants fund tuition, required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. USEFP also assists with the visa application process.

Which program should I apply for?
Generally, applicants with 16 years of formal education should apply for the Master's; those with 18 years of education should apply for the Ph.D. Grants are awarded in the program considered most appropriate by USEFP.

Additional requirements?
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all applicants. Applicants must attach scores, or proof of registration with their application. The GRE must be taken before June 15. Applications received by the May 18 deadline with GRE scores will be given preference. On the GRE, a minimum score of 300 is required on each section of the examination, with a higher score on the section most applicable to your field of study. Applicants must also possess a high level of uency in spoken and written English. Short-listed applicants will be required to take the TOEFL within two weeks of being short-listed. Applicants submitting a TOEFL score by the deadline will receive preference.

Please Note: All successful candidates are required to sign a contract with USEFP that binds them to return to Pakistan immediately after their program in the U.S. and serve the country for the number of years equivalent to the length of their scholarship program. This contract is redeemable on a year-for-year basis after returning to work in Pakistan, so that as long as a person fulfills the service requirement, he or she will pay nothing. Otherwise, a grantee will be legally liable for the cost of his or her scholarship program in the U.S. on a year-for-year basis.
Women, minorities, persons from FATA, FANA and other remote areas, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who is ineligible?
Persons with a dual U.S./Pakistan nationality or who have a spouse, parent, fiancé or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Employees of the Fulbright organization or the U.S. Department of State and their spouses, fiancés, siblings, dependents, children and parents. Employees of USAID or the HEC and their spouses, fiancés, siblings, dependents, children and parents are ineligible for programs funded by their agencies.

Application process & deadline
Original application with references and attested copies of supporting documentation along with one additional copy of the complete application must be received by USEFP at the address given below by 4:30 p.m. on May 18, 2009.
Click here to Download Application form

Contact Details
USEFPP.O. Box 1128, Islamabad 44000.
Phone: 051-11-11-USEFP (051-11-11-87337)
Fax: 051-2877095

Thursday, 9 April 2009

8 PhD Scholarships Uppsala, Sweden

8 PhD Scholarships, Information Technology,
Uppsala University, Sweden

Several PhD positions are available at the Uppsala Programming for Multicore Architectures Research Center (UPMARC), Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University Sweden.

Deadline: 22 April 2009

General Description

UPMARC has been formed to make a broad coordinated attack on the challenges of developing methods and tools to support software development for multicore computer systems, and brings together research groups in complementary areas of computer science: computer architecture, computer networks, parallel scientific computing, programming language technology, real-time and embedded systems, program verification and testing, and modeling of concurrent computation. UPMARC has been awarded a ten year Linnaeus grant from the Swedish Research Council, as a sign of scientific excellence. Research directions span of UPMARC span over programming language constructs, program analysis and optimization, resource management for performance and predictability, verification and testing, and parallel algorithm construction and implementation. UPMARC welcomes applications from candidates who want to conduct research within one or more of these directions. At this time, we also specifically announce positions in several projects, which are described at, where also more information about UPMARC can be found.


A PhD position requires a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent in a field which is relevant for the topic of the PhD thesis. The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). The salary amounts currently to about 22,200 SEK per month in the first year.


Applications should include a description of research interests and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis (or a draft thereof), relevant publications, and other relevant documents. Candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons, and further to indicate their preferred research project(s) or research direction(s), as well as earliest feasible starting date of employment.

The department is striving to achieve gender balance therefore are female candidates particularly invited to apply.

Further Information

For more information contact:
Prof. Bengt Jonsson,
Email: bengt.jonsson@it.uu.seThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (UPMARC) (the department)

Applications should be sent to the :
Registrar`s Office, UFV-PA 2009/721 Uppsala University,
Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden;

fax +46 18 471 2000 or
e-mail: registrator@uu.seThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deadline for application is April 22, 2009 ; these applications will be given priority, but applications from qualified applicants will be considered until the positions are filled. An application by fax or e-mail must be followed by a letter containing the original documents, at the latest a week after application deadline.

Master scholarships Environmental (Petroleum) Engineering, Italy

Master of Science in Environmental (Petroleum) Engineering
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Upto 40 scholarships are open to international students to graduate from the Politecnico di Torino Italy, attending a Master of Science program in Environmental Engineering (Petroleum Engineering) for the 2009/2010 academic year.

Deadline: 15 April 2009


  • are not Italian citizens
  • are not older than 32 years (by 31/12/2009)
  • have an adequate knowledge of the English language, preferably demonstrated by an international certification
  • are not already enrolled at the Politecnico di Torino before the 2009/2010 academic year
  • are not recipients of other scholarships, Italian or foreign.

About the Scholarship

  • The gross amount of the Eni Project scholarship is 10,000 Euro per year (20,000 Euro for the complete period). The exact net sum is dependent upon the individual tax conditions of each student, which can be verified only upon the arrival of the student.
  • The amount of the scholarship will not be increased in case the student will need more time to graduate than indicated.
  • The allocation of the scholarship is dependent upon the submission, within 10 days from the arrival in Italy of the student, of the original documentation, which must correspond with the documentation attached to the online form (see the “Selection outcomes” section below).
  • Payment of the scholarship occurs periodically. The first instalment is dependent upon the possession of the relevant documentation (residence permit, Italian fiscal code, and bank account in the name of the scholarship recipient), all obtainable upon arrival in Italy; for this reason, the first instalment is not paid at the moment of arrival at the Politecnico di Torino, but in the course of the following month.


8 p.m. (Italian time) on April 15th, 2009.

Further Details

Further details about the scholarships and application procedure can be found here.

Lix-Qualcomm Fellowships, France

Lix-Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowships,
Laboratory for Informatics at Polytechnique School, France

The Laboratory for Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique (Lix), France, is inviting applications for its 2009-2010 Lix-Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowships for research in computer science.

Deadline: 17 April 2009

Lix offers a unique academic research environment, bringing together permanent staff researchers from CNRS, INRIA and CEA, as well as resident faculty from Ecole Polytechnique, and is encouraging a mixture of theoretical, applied and experimental research. Including academic visitors, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, Lix is home to about 120 researchers, organized in 11 research teams on the following subjects:

  • Wireless and Ad Hoc Networking
  • Computer graphics, vision and visual computing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Algorithms, optimization
  • Formal languages for mobile and distributed systems
  • Reliability and safety of software
  • Complex systems
  • Combinatorics
  • Algebraic Modelization
  • Cryptology
  • Automatic proof processing
  • Algorithms for Distributed Systems
  • Operations research
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Models for Continuous Time Computations

The LIX-Qualcomm postdoctoral fellowship provides young scientists of outstanding quality an opportunity to advance their academic career as resident research fellows in one of these 11 research teams. The fellow is free to continue his/her own research, however expected to identify and integrate with a Lix research team in his/her area of interest. Applicants are encouraged to solicit contact with staff researchers in their team(s) of research in advance.

The fellowship will be for one year, with an opportunity for a fellow to present candidature for renewal for one additional year. The fellowship is supported by a competitive stipend. Applicants must have received a PhD degree after January 2008 or should expect to receive one before the fellowship commences in fall 2009.

Applications will be accepted until April 17, 2009, and must be submitted on-line

Further information about the research teams at Lix can be found at the following address:

Further information about the fellowships and online application is given at the following address:

Singapore International Graduate Awards

Singapore International Graduate Awards (SINGA)

Awards/scholarships are open for international students to study for PhD degree at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Deadline: 1 June 2009 (for Jan 2010 entry)


The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NUS or NTU. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NUS or NTU.


  • Open to all international students
  • Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Good reports from academic referees


  • Attractive monthly stipend over 4 years of PhD studies, which can support you comfortably. The stipend amount is SGD 24,000 annually, to be increased to SGD 30,000 after passing Qualifying Examination.
  • Full support for tuition fees for 4 years of PhD studies.
  • One-time SGD 1,000 Settling-in Allowance
  • One-time Airfare Grant of SGD 1,500


The application deadline for January 2010 intake is 1 June 2009. Only applications with all required supporting documents (transcripts, referees' letters, etc.) received by SINGA Office before 1 June 2009 will be processed for the January 2010 intake.

Applicants who applied for the January 2010 intake before 1 June 2009 but whose supporting documents are received after 1 June 2009 will be considered late and be processed for the August 2010 intake instead.

All supporting documents are to be submitted by post to:

Attention: Ms Lee Suet Leng / Ms Pris Ang
A*STAR Graduate Academy
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
20 Biopolis Way, #07-01 Centros
Singapore 138668

Please check and ensure that all data you have entered in the online form is correct and accurate before you submit the online application. Amendments to the online application will not be possible after it is submitted. In addition, amendments on the hardcopy of the application form will not be included and will render the application invalid.

Contact Details and Further Info

All relevant information about SINGA, FAQs and contact details are given on SINGA website, which can be accessed using the link:

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