Scholars4Dev Newsletter – June 23

Scholars4Dev Newsletter – June 23


Take a look at upcoming scholarships and development-related courses with deadlines in July-December 2020.

 



 

 

UNIL Masters Grant (Switzerland)
2021 UNIL Master’s Grants are avaialble to international students around the world. The scholarships are towards Master’s Degrees in most fields of study offered at University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Deadline is 1 November 2020 for courses starting September 2021.

See two of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Foundations and Practices of Sustainability (MA) and Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (MSc)

Griffith Remarkable Scholarship (Australia)
2020/2021 Griffith Remarkable Scholarships are open to international students from countries other than Australia and New Zealand. The scholarships are towards Bachelors and Masters degrees in any subject offered at Griffith University in Australia. Deadlines are 17 May or 7 August 2020. Course starts July or October 2020.

See two courses that can be funded by this scholarship:  Master of Global Development (MA) and Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (BA)

Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships at the University of Adelaide (Australia)
2021/2022 AGRTP Scholarships – International are open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards Masters and PhD degrees by research in any subject offered at the University of Adelaide in Australia. Deadline is 10 July 2020. Course starts January 2021.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (UK)
2020/2021 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships are open to international students from all Commonwealth countries. The scholarships are towards Masters degree in eligible fields offered at participating universities in low- and middle-income countries. Deadline is 9 July 2020. Course starts January/February 2021.

See two courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Applied Human Nutrition (MSc) at University of Pretoria and Development Studies Research Master’s (MA) at University of Johannesburg

Postgraduate Scholarships for International and EU Students at Nottingham Trent University (UK)
2020/2021 Postgraduate Scholarships are open to international students from all countries, including the EU. The scholarships are towards Masters degrees in any field, with some exceptions, offered at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Deadline is 1 July 2020. Course starts September 2020.

See one of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Global Food Security and Development (MSc/MRes) at Nottingham Trent University

ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship (Australia)
2021/2022 College of Engineering & Computer Science International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships are open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards Graduate Diploma and Masters degree in Engineering and Computer Science offered at Australian National University in Australia. Deadline is 1 December 2020 or 1 May 2021. Course starts January or July 2021.

See one of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy (M. Eng.) at Australian National University

DAAD Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies in Architecture (Germany)
2020/2021 DAAD Scholarships are open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards Masters degree and complementary courses in Architecture (Design/Planning) offered at German universities in Germany. Deadline is 30 September 2020. Course starts October 2021.

See one of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Integrated Urban Development and Design (IUDD) at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Excellence Scholarships of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
2020/2021 Excellence Scholarships and Starr International Foundation Scholarships are open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards Bachelors/Masters degrees in any field/eligible English language programs offered at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Deadline is 16 July 2020. Course starts September 2020.

See one of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: International Affairs and Governance (MA) at University of St. Gallen

Colt Foundation PhD Fellowships in Occupational/Environmental Health at UK Universities (UK)
2020/2021 PhD Fellowships are open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards PhD degrees in occupational or environmental health offered at UK universities in the UK. Deadline is 1 September 2020. Course start date is university-dependent.

International Undergraduate Student Bursary at University of Manitoba (Canada)
2020/2021 International Undergraduate Student Bursary is open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards Bachelors degree in any subject offered at University of Manitoba in Canada. Deadline is 1 October 2020. Course starts January/September 2021.

See two of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Women’s & Gender Studies (BA) and Global Political Economy (BA) 

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Young Leaders Program (Japan)
2021/2022 MEXT Scholarships are open to international students from countries with which the Japanese government has diplomatic relations. The scholarships are towards Masters degrees in Public Administration and Public Policy offered at GRIPS in Japan. Deadline is mid-October 2020. Course starts October 2021.

See the course that is funded by this scholarship: Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy (MA) at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

 

 

 

EdX offers MicroMasters programs which are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters program certificate and, if accepted,  students can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree. The price for these programs range from $350-1000. Here are examples of such courses:

 

EdX MicroMasters® Program in Water and Global Human Health at Queen’s University
Queen’s University is home to the Beaty Water Research Centre. Equipped with 58 faculty members from 11 departments, the Centre brings together world-class researchers to tackle our most important resource on this planet, water. Start today with this Micromasters program in Water and Global Human Health and unlock advanced standing to future graduate diplomas and master’s degrees at Queen’s.

EdX MicroMasters® Program in Sustainable Energy at University of Queensland
Learn about the complex nature of energy generation, distribution and supply, and the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable energy future. The UQx Sustainable Energy Micromasters program has four courses (ENGY0x, ENGY1x, ENGY2x and ENGY3x) and the final Capstone Assessment.

EdX MicroMasters® Program in Solar Energy Engineering at TU Delft
In this MicroMasters program you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the solar energy field and become a successful solar energy professional. This program will teach you what is expected from solar experts, and will prepare you for employment in various capacities including: Systems design and engineering, Solar systems installation, Device fabrication and characterization, QA and reliability testing, and Project management and consultancy as well as (technical) sales.

EdXMicroMasters® Program in Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research at University of Michigan
This innovative MicroMasters program provides an advanced, professional sequence of courses in social work so you can gain the skills needed to empower individuals, families, communities and organizations to meet needs and create positive changes. You will gain a greater understanding of social work practice, an awareness of the history and impact of policy on the provision of key social services, and an appreciation for the research that supports effective practice.

EdX MicroMasters® Program in Leadership in Global Development at the University of Queensland
Balancing theoretical knowledge with practical abilities, the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters program provides the strong technical and management skills you need to tackle the most demanding and complex challenges in global development. This program certificate will demonstrate that you have the advanced competencies that international development agencies are increasingly demanding from their leaders and managers. After gaining a verified certificate for each of the four prerequisite courses you will be awarded the MicroMasters program certificate in Leadership in Global Development.

 

If you are more inclined to take a short course, EdX offers many short courses in social sciences, environmental studies, economics and finance. The courses are mostly free but if you want a verified certificate, you only need to pay an amount ranging from $5-150 dollars, depending on the course. Here are some some of them:

 



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