Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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scholars4dev, short for Scholarships for Development, is an updated listing of international scholarships that are open to students from developing countries and international students in general. We help you find the best international scholarships abroad so you can become Scholars for Development!Chancellor’s/Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships are some of the most prestigious scholarship awards offered by some Universities in UK and Australia to excellent international students. Typically, it is funded by the Chancellor’s/Vice-Chancellor’s office and could either be in the form of  full/partial tuition fee waivers and may include stipend/bursary.

New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships for International Students
Last updated: 06 Mar 2017 |

Postgraduate Studies

Deadline: 15/30 March 2017  (annual)
Study in:  New Zealand
Next course starts 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017


Faculty of Integrated Studies with Practice

FASTIP is one of the six faculties of  "Aleksandër Moisiu" University Durrës (UAMD).

This faculty offers Dual University Studies based on the successful Dual Educational model of Professional Academies in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

FASTIP's duality consists of a combination of theory and practice: 12 weeks/semester academic theory in auditoriums and 14 weeks/semester practice in Partner Banks and Enterprises.

Students alternate between academic knowledge and professional training. This kind of intertwining gives them the opportunity to immediately apply concepts learnt in the classroom onto their practice workplaces.

Personal finance[edit]
Main article: Personal finance
Questions in personal finance revolve around:

Protection against unforeseen personal events, as well as events in the wider economies
Transference of family wealth across generations (bequests and inheritance)
Effects of tax policies (tax subsidies and/or penalties) on management of personal finances
Effects of credit on individual financial standing
Development of a savings plan or financing for large purchases (auto, education, home)
Planning a secure financial future in an environment of economic instability

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Personal finance may involve paying for education, financing durable goods such as real estate and cars, buying insurance, e.g. health and property insurance, investing and saving for retirement.

Personal finance may also involve paying for a loan, or debt obligations. The six key areas of personal financial planning, as suggested by the Financial Planning Standards Board, are:[1]

Friday, March 10, 2017

DAAD Scholarships with Relevance to Developing Countries (Germany)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships for a range of postgraduate courses with special relevance to developing countries at German Universities. The scholarships are specifically targeted to international students and young professionals from developing countries in Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, Central and South America and Central and Eastern Europe.  DAAD scholarship supports selected programmes with a variety of full or partial scholarships.

Netherlands Fellowship Program (Netherlands)
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP offers fellowships for Master studies, PhD studies, or short courses at Dutch Universities or academic institutions.  An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research.

See also Holland Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students

Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)
The Swedish Institute provides scholarships in Sweden to highly-qualified international students from developing countries who wants to study at Sweden Universities.  Scholarships are intended for studies in Sweden and focus mainly on master’s level. The scholarship covers tuition fee, living expenses, some travel grant, and insurance.

VLIR-UOS Scholarship Awards (Belgium)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Encompassing engineering, geotechnical work and site investigation, engineering geologists are in demand in the construction, energy and environmental sectors

As an engineering geologist, you are concerned with the detailed technical analysis of earth material and the risk assessment of geological hazards. Your role is to identify and deal with geological factors affecting engineering works.

You'll assess the integrity of soil, rock, groundwater and other natural conditions prior to major construction projects, and advise on procedures required for such developments and the suitability of appropriate construction materials.

You may be involved with analysing sites and designs for environmentally-sensitive developments, such as landfill sites. By monitoring development areas and analysing ground conditions, you ensure that structures can be secure in the short and long term.

The term engineering geologist encompasses a range of roles and can be applied to many different sectors within the industry. It is only after working for a few years, and seeing how each department works, that it may become clear in which area you want to work.

As an engineering geologist, you'll need to:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Citizens of non-EU countries can apply to stay in Sweden for up to six months after their studies to look for a job, and if you find one, you can apply for a work permit to stay here and launch your career. Here are 10 tips to help you get your foot in the door.

1. Register at your university’s career centre

The first stop in your career search should be a visit to your university’s career centre. University career centres offer a range of services to support you in your job search: career counselling (often in English), help with your CV and cover letter, seminars and workshops, interview technique training and study visits to potential employers. Career centres also typically provide listings for available jobs, internships and thesis projects.

2. Visit employment fairs

Swedish multinationals like Volvo, IKEA and Skanska, large national banks, public sector employers and other companies regularly tour employment fairs to meet potential new employees. Employment fairs offer a chance to browse and network amongst employers in your field and participate in one-on-one interviews and useful seminars. Major fairs include CHARM at Chalmers in Gothenburg, Handelsdagarna at the Stockholm School of Economics, eee-days at Lund University and Uniaden at Umeå University. There are also fairs not linked to universities, like Career Days in Stockholm.

It’s important that you come prepared; bring a stack of CVs and cover letters, and think of which companies you want to talk to and how to impress them. Send follow-up emails to the company representatives you spoke to – they could be a useful future contact.

Two students at a careers fair.
Tina Stafren/
3. Learn Swedish

It’s true that nearly everyone in Sweden speaks English, and you can easily get through your studies here without knowing a word of Swedish. Some large companies – even Swedish ones – have English as their corporate language. But being proficient at Swedish will open up lots of doors when it comes to finding work and building a social life after graduation.

Even if you apply for a job that specifically demands fluent English or where a native English speaker is preferred, your ability to speak even conversational Swedish will make you better qualified. You’ll also impress your new colleagues and bond with them more easily.

Most universities offer Swedish courses for international students. Take advantage of the opportunity – you won’t regret it!

See Learn Swedish for more information on learning Swedish.

4. Take an internship

Internships can be a great way to gain relevant experience and build your professional network. Even if they don’t lead directly to a job offer, you’ll have a reference from a Swedish company and a notable update for your CV. Try investigating options through international student organisations such as AIESEC and IAESTE. Or why not try your luck and contact a company you’d like to do an internship at directly?

5. Work part-time during your studies

Working part-time during your studies can serve as a springboard for your career. Competition for part-time jobs can be fierce, but the proactive approach of knocking on doors armed with a stack of CVs – preferably in Swedish – can get you a long way.

A useful resource is, which serves to introduce work-hungry students with companies looking for part-time staff.

6. Get involved in your student union

Your personal network can be important to your success on the Swedish job market, so it pays to get involved in activities and organisations at your university. An obvious place to start is your student union. Involvement in a student union and the wide range of activities they organise can itself lead to work opportunities – and your participation will be a strong merit on your CV.

7. Write your final thesis at a Swedish company

Writing your final thesis at a Swedish company can be the perfect entrance to the job market. You get valuable experience, insights and contacts, and a foot in the door at a Swedish employer. Many university programmes and departments have strong links with companies, and thesis project proposals from companies are often published on university websites.

8. Join a union

Unions have a strong position in Sweden. Joining one as a student can be a great way to get your foot in the door in your industry. Many have special offers for students, including services like career guidance or CV assistance. They can also offer advice on salary negotiations, and once you’ve found a job, they can support you in workplace matters.

The three main trade union confederations are SACO, TCO and LO, each made up of a larger number of individual unions, representing most professions in Sweden. Visit their websites to find the right union for your field.

See Work in Sweden’s article on Worker’s rights and unions for more information on unions.

9. Contact employers directly

When you look at Swedish job ads you may notice they include contact details for an employee who can answer questions about the post. That person is often involved in deciding who gets the position, so it can be worth your while to call them up, ask a few relevant questions and engage them in conversion. Hopefully you’ll impress them enough to remember your name when your application lands on their desk.

10. Start early!

Your fellow new graduates are just as eager as you are to start working after university, so start your job hunt early on. And don’t forget to apply for your work permit in good time.

Monday, March 6, 2017

While some people are seeking jobs that are exciting, challenging and rewarding, others are looking for the highest paying jobs in the world, and landing such a job, is a life dream for many. Well, as much as these jobs are lucrative, they require skills that are hard to acquire, or take years of training to master. In this article, I outline the highest paid jobs in the world based on our ‘Highest Paid Jobs’ series of articles.

Some of the professions that are high on the list are in medicine and management – especially executive roles. If you are looking for a rewarding job around the world that comes with a high salary, make sure you pursue one of these roles:

See also: Top 10 Career Fields With the Most Available Job Vacancies

(Salaries displayed are annual)

6. The Netherlands - Managing Director - €150k (£113k)


What they do: Managing directors provide high-level management such as monitoring the performance of other managers and department heads. They also train and guide other managers and staff members as required, creating revising and reviewing schedules for various departments, etc.

Education: A BSc in business administration and an MBA are essential for this job.

5. Germany - Executive Human Capital Management - €190k (£143k)


What they do:Executive human capital managers are responsible for attracting, developing and managing the firm’s biggest asset: people. They try to find and retain great talent for all the positions in an organisation.

Education: This position usually requires five years of experience in a leadership role, preferably in a human capital or human resources position. A master’s degree in Human Resources, Labour Relations or a relevant field is a plus.