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IUBH Applied Sciences Online Scholarship
Looking to join us as an international online student? IUBH gives you an opportunity to apply for one of our many scholarships, however our scholarships are only available to Non-EU students at this time.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme 2021
The Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme 2021, supported by Sky, aims to facilitate international cooperation to address urgent national and transnational challenges. In partnership with Sky, this graduate scholarship initiative will develop the next generation of outstanding, forward-looking, real-world focused leaders in legal scholarship, activism and practice.
In 2019 we selected five scholars who are studying the following topics: environmental law, with particular reference on the impact on women and children; human rights and international criminal law; children’s rights and protecting children online, and terrorism, radicalisation and cyber security, and we are delighted to be recruiting our second cohort of scholars starting in January 2021.
For our new intake, we are looking for scholars to focus on the following global challenges:
Children’s Rights and
Human Rights and Technology.
If you are accepted onto this master’s programme, you will receive a scholarship which covers the full tuition fee as well as a stipend of c.£15,000 to contribute towards your living costs.
Scholars will demonstrate academic excellence alongside a creative, action-oriented approach to collaboration and partnership working. They will follow a one-year (12 months) Master of Arts degree in Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice. The degree programme is based on experiential learning, and includes a research project placement. Scholars will also benefit from a range of additional activities, including mentorship, guest speakers, visits and media training.
Given the bespoke nature of the programme, and the opportunities available, please note that we welcome applications from candidates who already hold Master’s level qualifications, as well as those who hold a good undergraduate degree.
WHY GLOBAL CHALLENGES AT SWANSEA?
As a postgraduate student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.
The School has an international reputation for research, education and experiential learning that equips students, staff and partners with the skills and experiences to understand the changing legal landscape, and to confront societal challenges.
The School’s productive international collaborations with academic, commercial and public sector organisations support its ambition to be at the forefront of education in law and criminology, recognised as much for its capacity to influence policy and debate as for the quality of the education it provides.
In addition to leading expertise in human rights, environmental law, international criminal justice, and commercial law, the School is home to:
The Observatory on Human Rights of Children, which works to embed children’s human rights at every stage of decision-making on matters that affect them. The Observatory’s research influenced Wales’ child rights laws, which have gained international recognition;
The Cyber Threats Research Centre, which leads the UK in research into terrorist use of social media. Through the law school, Swansea is a member of the Global Network on Extremism and Terrorism, a research network funded by the leading social media companies, and is the only UK member of Europol’s steering committee on online terrorist propaganda;
The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, the largest specialist research centre of its kind in Europe.
YOUR GLOBAL CHALLENGES: LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
Scholars will demonstrate academic excellence alongside a creative, action-oriented approach to collaboration and partnership working. They will follow a one-year master’s degree in Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice that will equip them with:
A strong awareness of contemporary global challenges in a rights-based framework;
An understanding of the role of law and policy in addressing national and transnational challenges;
The skills to undertake effective research, and develop creative practical solutions, and
Experience of advocating and engaging with stakeholders to facilitate law and policy reform.
Alongside their degree programme, scholars will benefit from a complementary range of additional activities, designed to further develop their skills and experience, and enhance their employability.
These will include mentorship by researchers and practitioners, bespoke media training, a series of workshops and seminars delivered by leading experts, and opportunities to visit relevant international institutions.
The programme is designed to significantly enhance the employability of students, enabling them to develop skills that will equip them for work across a range of sectors. The programme will support the development and ambitions of students intending to continue or undertake a career in:
The public sector, including government at all levels: global challenges are a key responsibility of government. Graduates will gain the knowledge and skills applicable to law and policy development, programmatic action, the conduct of government through regulation and budgeting, and the arrangement and provision of public services. Potential careers include: civil service, regional, national and sub-national government, local authorities and other public bodies, and political and policy advice work.
International and regional institutions: international and regional institutions are seeking to support, monitor and influence state policy and social arrangements in relation to areas of global challenge. Graduates will gain knowledge and skills applicable to advocacy in these areas, as well as technical arrangement of, for example, state programmes. Potential careers include: the United Nations, Council of Europe, and other regional institutions.
The private sector: global challenges are increasingly the concern of the private sector in the realm of socially responsible capitalism. Major international organisations such as the World Bank are placing human rights and climate change at the centre of their business. Graduates will gain knowledge and skills applicable to the human rights concerns of business globally and at a state or sub-state level. Potential careers include: global business; the business sector (from large scale business such as the banking sector, to smaller concerns seeking to appeal to ethical consumers).
The NGO sector: non-governmental agencies are well-established stakeholders in addressing global challenges. Policy advocacy and lobbying, campaigns, and on the ground intervention are all facets of the NGO sector globally, nationally and locally. Graduates will be equipped with knowledge and skills applicable to the breadth of work undertaken by the NGO sector in addressing global challenges. Potential careers include: international NGOs (e.g. UNICEF and Greenpeace); national or local NGOs.
Research and academia: research on global challenges is a major concern, and is likely to increase in significance for funding priorities. Graduates will have well-developed research skills. In addition to the potential to continue to study at PhD level, graduates will gain knowledge and skills applicable to teaching and research in the field. Potential careers include: policy ‘think- tanks’; and, HEIs.#
Candidates will hold a first class degree in law, or a related discipline, with strong overall and individual module performance. Exceptional candidates with a good upper second class degree who can demonstrate relevant work experience may also be considered.
In support of their application, candidates are also asked to provide a two-page CV and a cover letter setting out what they hope to gain from the programme and how they will contribute to it. Applicants should also identify and justify the global challenge area they would like to work on.
If neither English nor Welsh is your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English language qualification such as the IELTS test (with an overall score of at least 7.0 and a minimum of 6.5 in each component).
How You’re Taught
The programme will provide students with a grounding in research and advocacy skills, along with academic expertise in specific fields where there are recognised global challenges.
The programme will consist of a range of compulsory and optional modules, followed by a research project.
A placement with a relevant organisation is central to the degree programme, and will enable students to gain practical research and advocacy experience, and to directly contribute to bringing about transformative change to law and policy during their studies. Students will be supervised by academics who are actively contributing to innovative research in their fields, and who are ideally placed to provide ongoing guidance and support.
The programme will be assessed using a range of innovative and practically focussed assessment methods, designed to develop the skills needed by graduates to succeed in their future careers.
In addition to the placement, there are a number of opportunities for experiential learning incorporated into the programme, including:
Guest lectures, within the delivery of modules, and as additional learning;
Exploitation of established networks to support workplace learning through additional voluntary work placements and/or collaborative research projects;
Additional (extracurricular) training in relevant skills such as media training;
Engagement with Swansea University ‘whole mission’ projects focussed on practical implementation and impact from research. Examples include the Cyber Threats Research Centre, the Observatory on Human Rights of Children and the Student Sex Work Project.
There are opportunities for Welsh speakers to study through the medium of Welsh and our dedicated academy for Welsh-medium study, Academi Hywel Teifi, is here to support you throughout your time at Swansea University. We offer you:
An interview through the medium of Welsh when applying for a place.
The option to receive your personal correspondence in Welsh – we will then communicate with you in your language of choice.
The option to write and submit your coursework or exams through the medium of Welsh (even if you have chosen to study in English), and every effort will be made to mark your work in its original language.
A Welsh-speaking personal tutor.
One-to-one support to improve your academic Welsh language skills.
To see further details about the level of provision delivered in Welsh on this particular degree scheme, please see the Welsh-language course page for further information.
Since 2011, there has been a 113% increase in the number of students studying through the medium of Welsh at Swansea University and our TEF* data over the last two years shows that Welsh-medium students are high achievers with regard to employability (*Swansea University TEF return 2017 and 2018).
Meet Your Lecturers
Our postgraduate degrees give you the opportunity to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience. The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law is home to a vibrant academic community dedicated to understanding some of society’s most challenging issues.
You can find out more about our academic expertise on our staff pages.
About Funding and Scholarships
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.
If you’re a UK or EU student starting a master’s degree at Swansea University, you may be eligible to apply for Government funding to help towards the cost of your studies. To find out more, please visit our postgraduate loans page.
To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University’s scholarships and bursaries page.
Academi Hywel Teifi at Swansea University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol offer a number of generous scholarships and bursaries for students who wish to study through the medium of Welsh or bilingually. For further information about the opportunities available to you, visit the Academi Hywel Teifi Scholarships and Bursaries page.
MA in Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice
If you are accepted onto this master’s programme, you will receive a scholarship which covers the full tuition fee as well as a stipend of c.£15,000 to contribute towards your living costs.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
The University of California, Berkeley has partnered with The Mastercard Foundation in a collaborative, global network of education institutions and non-profit organizations that believe education is a catalyst for social and economic advancement.The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program aims to develop a cohort of ethical, entrepreneurial, and energetic young leaders who will drive and lead socio-economic transformation in Africa. Since 2012, the Program has created 35,000 scholarships for young people, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa.The future of Africa will be shaped by its young people, including those talented, yet economically disadvantaged students who face significant barriers to accessing quality education. The Mastercard Foundation’s strategy, Young Africa Works, aims to enable 30 million young people, particularly young women, to secure dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.To harness the potential impact of this generation, The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program provides next-generation leaders who are committed to the social and economic transformation of their continent with access to quality education by delivering comprehensive financial, social, and academic support throughout their secondary and university education and supports their transition to further study or to the workforce.
The Program at UC Berkeley
At UC Berkeley, the Program has provided support to over 120 students from 2012 to 2020, both undergraduate and professional Master’s students. Students seeking doctoral degrees are not eligible for this Program. To be considered for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, both undergraduate and graduate degree seekers must first be admitted to the university through the regular admissions process. Once students apply for University admission, the Program will invite them to apply for the Scholarship if they meet eligibility requirements. Please refer to the Apply page for more information on the application process.
Am I Eligible for the Scholarship?
The five main eligibility criteria are:
Being a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country – If you have refugee status, are stateless, or have other questions regarding your citizenship, you may still be eligible. Please contact us directly to clarify. This scholarship is not intended for citizens of North African countries.
Excelling academically – All prospective Scholars must first be admitted to UC Berkeley to be considered for the Scholarship. An important criteria for admission to the University is demonstrated academic excellence.
Coming from an economically disadvantaged background – We aim to admit those from the bottom two income quintiles per country. This Scholarship is designed for those extremely talented individuals who have no other means of acquiring the further education required to help realize their dreams and ambitions.
Having demonstrated the will to give back to your community, country, or continent – We are looking for well-rounded students who are engaged in activities beyond the classroom. Some may be directly related to your field of study, but this may also include other issues (social, economic, political) that you are working on and passionate about. Applicants should elaborate on their achievements both in their application to UC Berkeley, and then later on the Scholarship application.
Having expressed the desire and intention to return to your home country after completing your studies – We are looking for students who are engaged with and passionate about issues affecting their communities, and who will take advantage of their education at UC Berkeley to better equip themselves with the knowledge and training to address these issues upon return. While important work can be done from abroad, the intention of this Program is to enable Scholars to return home, after forming valuable professional connections through internship and job placements.
Apply to be a UC Berkeley MasterCard Foundation Scholar
Both undergraduate and graduate degree seekers must first be admitted to the university through the regular admissions process before they will be considered for the MasterCard Foundations Program Scholarship. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Graduate Division provide detailed information on the admissions process for international students. Questions regarding admission requirements should be directed toward the appropriate Admissions Office.
For more details, please select the level of studies you would like to apply for:
Undergraduate (Not accepting application for the MCF Scholars Program as of Fall 2016. No undergraduate applications will be accepted in the new 2020-2030 grant.)
Graduate (The new MCFSP grant began Fall 2020. Applications will be accepted up to Fall of 2028.)C
Master’s degree prospective applicants must first apply to the University through the regular admissions process before they will be considered for the MasterCard Foundations Program Scholarship. After the graduate degree program admissions process is underway, the UCB MCF Scholars Program will invite prospective candidates to apply for the Scholarship.
Deadlines and Requirements
Graduate application deadlines vary by program. Please visit the Graduate Division Admissions Website for up to date information on:
Information for international students
Which Master’s Degree program?
**Please note that PhD and doctoral programs do not qualify for the Scholarship.
UC Berkeley offers the following Master’s programs
m Haas Business School through obtaining Haas scholarships, which requires meeting the Round One or Two application deadline. We encourage you to contact us if you are interested to learn more details about this unique process.
Similarly, if you are interested in a concurrent degree program, be sure to contact each program, and also contact us to discuss any effect this may have on your funding structure.
When considering any program, please keep in mind that it is your motivation for choosing your field, as well as your career goals that will determine if you are eligible for the Scholarship. Please revisit Eligibility Requirements to see if your goals are in line with those of The MasterCard Foundation Scholar Program.
Architecture (M.Arch) – For Fall 2018 admissions, only the two year, not three year program, is eligible for the MCF Scholarship
Business Administration (MBA)*
City & Regional Planning (MCP)
Development Practice (MDP)
Education (DMS, EMST, or MUSE)
Energy & Resources (ERG)
Engineering (M.Eng, MS)
Master of Engineering (M.Eng), various concentrations
Master of Science Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MS)
Mechanical Engineering (MS)
Information Management & Systems (MIMS)
Public Health (MPH), various concentrations
Public Policy (MPP)
Social Welfare (MSW)
*MBA students need to secure additional funding fro
Foundwork Artist Prize Announcing the Open Call for Our 2020 Prize
Awarded annually to support outstanding artistic practice, the Foundwork Artist Prize includes an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honoree and three short-listed artists are also featured in interviews as part of our Dialogues program. Artists will need to sign up and create a profile on Foundwork by October 15th to be considered for the 2020 Prize. Please visit our FAQ for further instructions.
About the Prize
The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award inaugurated in 2019 to recognize outstanding practice by contemporary artists. The honoree receives an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with the jurors who include progressive curators, gallerists, and artists. The honoree and three short-listed artists are also featured in interviews as part of our Dialogues program. Artists will need to create their profiles on Foundwork by October 15th to be considered for the 2020 Prize. For more information about the Prize and how to participate, please see our FAQ.
Born in Puerto Rico and based in Chicago, Edra Soto creates conceptually rich installations and audience-responsive projects that explore the ways in which identity is expressed, and shaped, by the objects of daily life. Soto’s work is rooted in a deep commitment both to community building and to a continuous, almost meditative observation of social patterns. Whether re-situating urban architecture from San Juan, inviting museum-goers to decorate liquor bottles gathered on the streets of Chicago, or welcoming neighbors to play dominos in a Harlem gallery, Soto’s work embodies a sort of poetic sociology that leaves a lasting impression on those who are fortunate to experience it.
Soto has exhibited widely at venues including the Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where she was invited to inaugurate the MCA’s new space for civically-engaged art, the Commons, in 2018. Soto also recently completed a commissioned public project, Screenhouse, for a two-year exhibition in Chicago’s Millennium Park. She received her MFA in 2000 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has attended residencies including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Art OMI, among others. In addition to her art practice, Soto is also co-director of The Franklin, an outdoor project and exhibition space located in the backyard of her home.
KNUST Waste-to-Energy Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2021
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi; School of Graduate Studies and the Brew Hammond Energy Centre, College of Engineering
Application Deadline: 31st August, 2020.
About the Award: The Brew Hammond Energy Centre, College of Engineering, KNUST has received funding from the ‘Hybrid Waste to Energy as a Sustainable Solution for Ghana’ project to train postgraduate students in any of the following thematic areas: Optimization of anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste and Pyrolysis of waste. This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and research (BMBF), aimed at developing tailor-made solutions to tackle the problem of waste management as well as power management in Ghana.
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following limited funding MPhil degree programmes at the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Chemistry.
- MPhil Agro-Environmental Engineering
- MPhil Bioengineering
- MPhil Chemical Engineering
- MPhil Chemistry
- Bachelor’s degree with First or Second Class (Upper Division), preferably in Agricultural & Biosystems / Bioresources Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, or related programmes.
- Applicants must not be more than 40 years by 1st August, 2020.
To be Taken at (Country): Ghana
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The funding is expected to cover Tuition Fees, Accommodation and Research Grant. Payment of stipend is not part of this scholarship.
Duration of Award: 2 years
How to Apply: Sale of E-Vouchers/Forms for admission is ongoing.
- Purchase e-Voucher for GHc250.00 at the following banks: GCB, CBG or ECOBANK or dial *447*160# on any network and follow the prompts.
- Upon payment of the application fee, candidates will receive an e-Voucher containing an application number and PIN that will grant access to the online admissions portal.
- Candidates should then proceed to online admissions website: (Here!) and begin the application process.
- Once the process has been completed, candidates MUST PRINT OUT 2 COPIES of the completed application form from the portal and submit them (by post) to the School of Graduate Studies together with:
- Two passport sized photographs
- Detailed CV and two letters of reference
- Official transcripts and certificates of BSc degree
- A letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) with the heading outlining why you want to study, what makes you well-suited to study in your chosen specialisation, current occupation, how the programme will fit into your professional vision, how your Ghana stands to benefit after your training.
- A short concept note (max. 3 pages) outlining the justification, objectives, methodology and expected outcomes of a research idea.
- To the following address:
School of Graduate Studies, KNUST
ELECTRONIC COPIES of completed application forms and supporting documents MUST be sent to email@example.com for your application to be considered.