Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Holland Scholarship
The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands. Are you ready for the chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship!

Holland Scholarship

This scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.

Holland Scholarship(1.4 MB)

Scholarship
The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies. Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship.

Grant award period
The grant is awarded for one year and can only be received once.

Application criteria
Your nationality is non-EEA.
You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the institution.
You do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.
How to apply
Find your programme in the overview of participating research universities or in the overview of participating universities of applied sciences. You will find detailed information about the application procedure and deadlines in the links provided in both lists.

The university will contact you to let you know if you have been awarded a scholarship.

Deadlines
You can now apply for the 2020-2021 academic year. The deadline for application is either 1 February 2020 or 1 May 2020. Please check the website of the institution of your choice to confirm the correct deadline.

Monday, August 5, 2019


About the Scholarship
When it comes to college, it’s never too early to explore, research, and dream. And you’re not alone: We’re here to help guide you through that journey.

Students in the class of 2020 who build a college list with six or more colleges on our college planning site, BigFuture™, can earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.

The College Board will award 100 Build scholarships every month from January through July 2019.

How to Qualify
Sign in to your College Board account and build a college list on BigFuture™ with at least six colleges to earn one entry in the monthly drawing.

As you research, update your list of six or more colleges in later months to earn another entry.

Get Started
Search for colleges on BigFuture™ and save them to your list. Make sure you’re signed in to your College Board account to save your list.
Add at least six schools to your list.

Tips for Building Your List
What is a college list?
A college list is a list of colleges and universities that could be a good fit for you. The list can include schools close to home or in other cities and states.

How to build a strong list?
Consider colleges that match your interests, goals, and what’s important to you. You can use average GPA and test scores, potential majors, and other factors to help you narrow it down.

How to earn entries?
Earn an entry by adding at least six colleges to your college list on BigFuture™. Update your college list in later months to enter again. Make sure to have at least six colleges on your list.


Increase Your Chances
Update your list in later months as you explore schools that could be a good fit for you. If you edit your list and it still has six or more colleges, you'll earn another entry during that month.

Dates and Deadlines
Scholarships are awarded every month from January through July 2019. A new eligibility window starts on the first day of each month and ends at midnight on the last day of the month. The drawing occurs on the first day of the following month.

Drawing Notifications
On the drawing dates, 100 students will be randomly selected on the drawing dates to receive a $500 scholarship. 50 of those scholarships will go to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.

We’ll notify qualified students by email to sign in and go to their My Achievements page to see the results.

Saturday, June 29, 2019


In Switzerland, only few students at bachelor and master’s level hold a scholarship or grant. Most students finance their programme and costs of living through part-time work. While tuition fees vary between CHF 500 and CHF 2,000 per semester/term, the costs of living are high though. Furthermore, grant availability for PhD students is much higher.

Does your government offer study grants and scholarships through which you could finance your stay in Switzerland?
If you are an exchange student, does your home university offer scholarships for studying 1-2 semesters in Switzerland?
Would you be eligible for a student job alongside your study programme in Switzerland?
Check out the funding opportunities of Swiss universities and companies. Several universities have grants/scholarships at faculty/department/institute or student body level. Make sure to check out these grants when you have chosen your study programme.

SHORT-TERM MOBILITY
Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) Scholarship
SEMP is the Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ for higher education. As a SEMP incoming student, you will receive a mobility grant from the Swiss government. This ranges from CHF 380 to CHF 440 a month depending on your country of origin. Contact the responsible office at your home university in order to find out about the requirements for participation, the application deadlines at your home university, the required documents, etc.

Your online application for a SEMP stay at a Swiss university is also an automatic application for the grant. The grant is paid out directly by the Swiss host institution. General information about SEMP can also be found on the website of the national agency for exchange and mobility MOVETIA.



YOUNG SWISS ABROAD
Scholarships for Young Swiss Abroad Studying in Switzerland
Young Swiss abroad usually have the possibility to apply for a scholarship for their  home canton or training. Each canton has its own grant regulations, and so the pre-requisites fand the amount of the grant, as well as the necessary formalities and deadlines, vary greatly from canton to canton (EDUCATION SUISSE).


FEDERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
For PhD Students, Artists and Young Researchers
University/Faculty or Department Scholarships for PhD Students
Several departments and institutes offer scholarships or grants. However, they rarely provide full coverage. Check your future department’s scholarship or grant programme.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists
Are you an excellent PhD Student or Artist?
The Swiss Government awards Excellence Scholarships to foreign graduates, post-graduates and artists holding a recognised university degree. Detailed information about offers and requirements is available on the website of the FEDERAL COMMISSION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS (FCS).
Swiss National Science Foundation
Mandated by the federal government, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences. The SNSF is Switzerland’s foremost research funding organisation and finances over 3,200 projects involving 14,800 researchers each year.
Find further information on SNSF.

MASTER AND MBA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Offered by Universities and Companies
ETH EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP and OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMME (ESOP) and MASTER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME (MSP)
EPFL EXCELLENCE FELLOWSHIPS
GRADUATE INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS
UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA EXCELLENCE MASTER FELLOWSHIPS
UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE MASTER’S GRANTS IN SWITZERLAND FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS
UNIVERSITY OF BERN MASTER’S GRANTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN STARR INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
HIRSCHMANN GRANT FOR MASTER’S DEGREE STUDENTS ATTENDING SWISS UNIVERSITIES OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS
IMD MBA SCHOLARSHIPS: JIM ELLERT MBA SCHOLARSHIP / MBA CLASS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EMERGING MARKETS / MBA FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIPS
IO-MBA PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
NESTLE MBA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
SWISS STUDY FOUNDATION

Thursday, June 27, 2019


In the initial stage of the program, 271 Syrians seen as suitable for university scholarships were chosen from potential candidates who were "either still living in Syria or in one of the bordering countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey), or who had fled to Germany".[3] The former were then brought to Germany to join those participants who were already there. The scholarships were to various universities throughout Germany. The German Foreign Office funded the bulk of the scholarships (200) with the balance being sponsored by Baden Wurttemberg (50) and North Rhine Westphalia (21).[3]
The scholarship curriculum included an introductory language course for those students who were not already fluent in, or otherwise had no prior knowledge of, German. Alongside this was a concomitant obligatory element intended to imbue the planned future Syrian elite with the "fundamental and practical knowledge and skills in political sciences, economics, social sciences, as well as operational competence."[3]

In late 2015, plans were being drawn up for a massive expansion of the program during 2016.[3] However even by that time, a major reversal of fortunes for the Syrian opposition, in particular those of its nominally pro-western elements, was calling into doubt not only that expansion but also the rationale of the entire 'Leadership For Syria' program. As of early 2016, the future of the program along with that of similar international initiatives is in question.

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) Pension Reform
Universities UK represents higher education employers in discussions over the future of the USS scheme, which is a valued part of the remuneration package in higher education.

On behalf of over 350 USS employers, UUK has been negotiating with the University and College Union (UCU) over changing the scheme since January 2017 given the funding challenges it faces.

On 23 March 2018, Universities UK and UCU announced that they wanted to establish a Joint Expert Panel to review the USS valuation, processes and assumptions and to agree key principles to underpin the future joint approach to the valuation of the USS fund. The establishment of the Joint Expert Panel has received support from USS employers and UCU members.

In May 2018, the terms of reference for the panel and the appointment of its chair, Joanne Segars, were announced. UCU and UUK have each nominated three representatives to be panel members.
On 25 July, USS announced plans to increase contributions from scheme members and employers, as part of the cost sharing process set out in the scheme rules. The proposed changes are subject to consultation, which started on 3 September.