Studying in The Netherlands

Studying in The Netherlands is cool especially if it is under a scholarship program. But even at that, some students still prefer online master’s degree to the traditional on-campus program. This may be due to the flexible learning options which online universities offers to its learners online. Enrolling for a degree program online seems to be the trend these days because online universities now give their learners the chance to decide when to study.

This flexibility in learning lets learners to balance their work life and academic life. Everyone enjoys being given the time to look into their personal issues and matters relating to them. Most students enrolled in a traditional on-campus degree program don’t often have the time for family, and barely think of doing other things due to the busy academic schedule hindering them from doing all these.

These days, online universities do not offer only undergraduate degree courses; they have extended their arms to also offer online master’s degree and even doctoral degree. With this wide range of degree being offered online, students who are interested in studying online can now earn almost all their degree without stepping their foot into a campus to take lectures or whatever.

But sometimes, the tuition of these online institutions are very high that one would even prefer to study in a traditional campus. Plus, studying in a traditional campus will give learners the opportunity to travel and experience a new learning environment entirely. Speaking of traditional campus learning, some students often apply for scholarships which will be used to sponsor their education and sometimes, even provide them with daily living allowances. One of such scholarships is the Maastricht University Master’s Scholarship.

The institution is accepting application from international students who are not from Europe nor EEA and wishes to earn their master’s degree in The Netherlands.

Eligible courses/Faculties

There are faculties within which this scholarship is offered. They are as follows:Medicine and Life Sciences,Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities & Sciences, Faculty of Psychology & Neuroscience and School of Business and Economics.

Scholarship Worth

Scholars will receive an amount worth up to €29,000. This includes monthly living allowances and waiver in their tuition fees.

Deadline for Application

February 1st 2018.

Number of Awardees

There are 24 full scholarships available for grab.

Eligibility of Applicants

  • Applicants must meet the criteria for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit in the Netherlands.
  • Applicants must have applied to study a full-time master’s degree course in any of the above listed faculties offered at Maastricht University.
  • Applicants should not be over 35 years by September 1st
  • Demonstrate excellent academic performance in your previous undergraduate degree institution.

How to Apply

First of all, register for the scholarship program here – https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/file/ssc-high-potential-scholarship-studieprogrammas

A student ID number will be given to you once you submit your application. You will not be able to submit your application twice so ensure that your details are correct.

The following documents should be submitted in .PDF, .doc, or .docx format: CV, Letter of Motivation, contact details of your referee, evidence of your academic excellence.

Get their application form here – https://intranet.maastrichtuniversity.nl/en/scholarship-application-form-2018-2019

For more details, visit https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/your-studies-begin/coming-maastricht-university-abroad/scholarships/maastricht-university

Saitama University 120,000 JPY International Scholarship Award in Japan

Getting funds for school fees and other fees attached to academics is not really easy for students. Speaking of scholarships, there are different scholarship providers who are willing to sponsor the education of students that has outstanding academic scores. Sponsors may be university, government, organization, or private sponsors.

Depending on who the sponsor is, it is worthy to note that different sponsors set the rules according to their desire but all fair when it comes to selection of scholars. Some scholarships will define their target population by telling if a student grant is for undergraduate student or graduate student. Some even go further to trimming their choice of applicants by selecting a specific discipline of field. But some scholarship providers don’t trim down their applicants’.

That aside, you may have been seeing many scholarships out there for students but some of them may not really be what you need.

Japan is a country in Asia with good universities. There are people wishing to study in Japan but don’t know how to go about it. While others, educational funding is the only obstruction they are facing. Nonetheless, the Yamada Foundation has taken all these into consideration and have decided to offer scholarships to international students wishing to enroll for an undergraduate, Master’s or Doctoral degree program in Saitama University.

The primary aim of this student grant is to privately sponsor the education of foreign students who wants to study in Japan.

Saitama is a town in Japan that is well known for itscultural and well developed industrial environment.Saitama University which is abbreviated as Saidaiis a Japanese national University in Tokyo, Japan. This university was established in 1949. It has many campuses. The Okubo campus is the main campus. The other campuses are satellite campuses located in Tokyo Station College, and Omiya Sonic City College.

Eligible Field/Course

All subjects/courses offered by Saitama University are covered by this scholarship.

Scholarship Type

This scholarship is available to pursue Undergraduate, Master’s, or Doctoraldegree program.

ScholarshipDeadline

December 1st 2017 is the scholarship application deadline for this scholarship program.

ScholarshipWorth

120,000 JPYwill awarded to students who make it to the final list of this scholarship process.

Number of Available Scholarship Awards

Not specified

Students’ Eligibility

  • As of April 2018, applicant should not be older than 35 years.
  • Foreign students must have their student visa and maintain their “student” status throughout their stay in Japan.
  • All foreign students from any country are eligible to apply for this scholarship award.

How Do I Apply?

Well, as an interested applicant, you can apply directly to The Yamada Foundation.

ScholarshipLink

http://en.saitama-u.ac.jp/news/scholarship-for-privately-financed-students-yamada-foundation/

£5,000 International Excellence Scholarship Award in The UK 2018/2019

There are many accredited online universities today but spotting them out from the many online universities seems to be an issue for most students who wish to enroll for a distance learning program.

One of the many problems of enrolling in an online university is differentiating between accredited online universities and non-accredited ones. You may be wondering enrolling in a non-accredited online university affects your education. You will only know the negative effects when you graduates. How would you feel if employers should say your degree qualification is not valid? After going through the stress of studying, and also spending some bucks just to earn a university degree but just to find out that all this while, it has been nothing but a big joke? Bad right? That is why emphasis are always laid on applying to study in accredited online universities only whenever a student has determined to be distance learner in an online university.

After seeking and finding an accredited university, what comes up next is funding. Are you financially buoyant enough to fund your education till the very end? Are your parents/guidance able to sponsor your degree program till you graduates? If you are uncertain about it, it is very advisable to seek for scholarship at the very start of your degree program. You may still ask, “Why the start of my program? Why not wait till I get stuck and not able to pay my fees no more?” Well, most scholarship providers prefer to award their scholarships to freshmen in schools for reasons best known to them alone. Even at that, there are still scholarship programs that allows existing degree students to apply. But the question is “How lucky will you be in coming across such scholarship at your mid-degree level or almost ending degree program?”

Well, I will tell you of a scholarship open to both online and offline students but it is targeted at graduate students in only specific discipline.

The University of Leeds is offering the International Excellence Bursary Award for graduate students in School of Geography. With this scholarship award, one can study Master degree courses in the School of Geography. There are some exceptions to the courses to be studied and we will mention them later on in the article.

The University of Leeds is located in United Kingdom and was established in 1831.

Host

This scholarship will be taken at the University of Leeds, UK.

Deadline

May 31st 2018.

Eligible Field/Courses

One can study Master degree courses offered in the School of Geography except MSc in GIS through online education and MSc in Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy.

Scholarship Worth

This scholarship is worth £5,000 for each scholar.

Student Eligibility

  • Any international candidate who has been offered admission into Leeds University to study any Master’s degree course in the school of Geography.
  • Applicants need to show outstanding academic results and willing to embark on community volunteer services.
  • Fill and submit your application by the deadline – May 31st

How to Apply for this Scholarship

Application for this scholarship is online only. This will be done via their scholarship webpage.

Scholarship Portal

https://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/study/masters/funding/

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung fully Funded International Scholarship 2018

Brief Description

An opportunity is currently open to students who are skilled and are from developing countries. This opportunity will let them pursue and earn their degree abroad. Up to 40 qualified applicants will be picked by the scholarship provders for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship (FES) which will be taken in Germany.

The scholarship is targeted towards students with disadvantaged background and are citizens of any developing countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Applicants from developing countries located in the following places are invited to apply for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship Program 2018 – Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Application for this student grant is done online via the scholarship’s official application portal.

ApplicationDeadline

The application deadline varies according to the course one is opting for.

ScholarshipType

All undergraduate degree, Polytechnic and post-doctoral degree program.

Eligible Courses/Fields

All undergraduate degree courses, Polytechnic courses and post-doctoral degree courses.

To be taken at

This scholarship program will be taken at Germany.

Eligible Applicant’s Countries

Only applicants from developing countries located in the following places are invited to apply for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship Program 2018 – Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Number of Awardees

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship Program 2018 has 40 scholarship positions to be awarded to qualified applicants.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The following will be benefited by scholars of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship Program 2018:

  • €650 monthly for basic degree program. On the other hand, €1,000 for graduate scholarship program.
  • €276 will also be given for family allowance if scholars has dependents with them.
  • Health care expenses will be covered by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship program.
  • This student grant does not support online education.

Applicants’ Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Pay attention to the following:

  • Applicants need to secure admission into a German University by the time of applying for this scholarship. Applicants wishing to pursue doctoral program should have a supervisor if they want this scholarship to be offered to them.
  • Before a candidates applies for theFriedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship program, there is a need for them to be residing in Germany as at the time of their application for this scholarship.
  • The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship award will not fund any academic visit/tour outside Germany. Candidates will be responsible of funding their academic visits outside Germany.
  • The scholarship doesn’t fund one’s final phase of their academic studies.
  • The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship does not support post-graduate degree courses in medicine.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must demonstrate adequate command of the German language by providing relevant tests scores indicating their proficiency in the German language.
  • Proof of previous educational scores/achievements. Applicants who wish to pursue a Master’s or Doctoral degree are exempted from submitting their previous academic achievements.

Official Scholarship Link

For more details on the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship program, kindly visit http://www.fes.de/studienfoerderung/information-in-english

€47,000 International Master’s Scholarship In Belgium 2018

Studying in Belgium can be intriguing but nothing heightens the fun more than pursuing a master’s degree with a scholarship that covers one’s full tuition fees, insurance fees, and partly covers their housing and travelling expenses. Well, the BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship program jointly provided by three European universities; the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), KU Leuven, and Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (HSA) is offering top international students the chance to study in Belgium under this prestigious scholarship.

Let’s not delay, below are the details one need to know regarding this scholarship.

Scholarship Type

For Master’s Degree Program. This is not for online master’s degree.

Eligible Course/Field

The scholarship is open to study the following master degree courses:

  • MSc in Technology and Business and
  • MSc in Food Science

ScholarshipProviders

The BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship program is jointly provided bythree European universities; the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), KU Leuven, and Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (HSA).

Scholarship Application Deadline

The application deadline for this scholarship program is March 1, 2018.

ScholarshipWorth

Applicants who makes it to the final list of the BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship award will benefit the following from the scholarship;

  • Full tuition fees will be covered by the scholarship.
  • Full insurance bills will be covered by the scholarship
  • The scholarship partly covers the charges for Housing and costs of travelling.
  • Living allowances will be given to scholars throughout the duration of the program of their study.
  • For EEA citizens, the scholarship can worth up to €34,000. On the other hand, it can worth up to €47,000 for non-EEA citizens.

Note that the BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship is forthe traditional Master’s Degree Program and not for online master’s degree.

Scholarship Location

TheBIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship can be taken in Belgium.

ScholarshipDuration

The BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship program will last for two years since it’s a two-year master’s degree program.

Eligibility of Students

To be considered eligible for the BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship by the scholarship providers, one need to meet the following criteria / requirements;

  • Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in any of the following courses; Chemistry, Engineering, Food science and Technology, Biological Sciences, or any related course from any recognized, reputable university anywhere in the world.
  • Evidence of one’s proficiency in the English Language is required. Scores from either IELTS, TOEFL or any relevant English tests.
  • Applicants from all the countries are qualified to apply for this international master’s scholarship program jointly provided by three partner European institutions.

How to Apply

This is how to apply for the BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship.

  • Registration for the BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship can be done at the coordinating institution – KU Leuven.
  • An online application portal is been made available by KU Leuven for its distance applicants. Please this is not a portal for online studies but online application for the BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship only.
  • Candidate can download and submit their application form.
  • Endeavour to submit the application before/on the deadline which has been set to March 1st

Scholarship Official Website

For moreinformation on the BIFTEC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Scholarship, kindly visit https://www.kuleuven.be/brochures/assets/iiw_food_science_gent

 

$2500 SILA Post-Secondary College Scholarship

 

Sending someone to college has not been the easiest of things to do the past few years due to a number of pressing issues challenging college-aspirants and even the one funding their education. For students, one of the biggest challenges they face is the stress that comes with the academic load of tertiary education. Aside from that, suffocating schedules are also a big concern since it affects the physical wellness of the students themselves. On the other hand, the price that comes with college is also a big concern for the people funding their education.

Due to these reasons, a lot of people have been looking for new options to be able to get a college diploma and one of them is by attending online colleges. Online education is a concept that has responded to the challenges facing people nowadays with regards to college education. Distance learning has been patronized by a lot of people mainly because of its numerous benefits such as easier accessibility and the number of scholarships out there covering the various online colleges.

If you are interested in studying under distance learning programs, you may want to check out the SILA Post-Secondary College Scholarship which is a student grant offered by the SILA Foundation to deserving and qualified students. The said foundation grants 10 of this type of scholarship, amounting to $2500 each, to be used at accredited post-secondary universities or online colleges.

To be able to apply for this grant, a student must be under any of the following programs: insurance studies, business administration, insurance studies, education, or marketing. The applicant must also be taking a minimum of 9 credit hours in an accredited post-secondary school or college. Aside from this, the applicant may also be a full-time employee enrolled in a 6-credit hour minimum, also in an accredited post-secondary university.

To apply, the student must be able to provide supporting documents in order to prove his/her eligibility for the distance learning grant. Examples of these documents may be scholastic transcripts and the like for the ones under online colleges. Aside from that the student will also be asked for a letter of recommendation for a previous adviser while an employment verification letter will be asked of full-time employees.

The SILA Foundation Scholarship Application form can be found in their website and for more inquiries, you may visit the same website. For further questions, the foundation can also be contacted through their website.