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POLIS International Research Scholarship 2011-2012, UK: Politics and International Studies

POLIS is offering one fees plus maintenance and one fees only scholarship to Home/EU students taking a POLIS PhD programme. POLIS is also offering one fees only scholarship to international students taking a POLIS PhD programme. Small amounts may also be awarded as partial fee waivers to excellent candidates who have arranged funds from other sources but who still have a small shortfall. This part of the budget is managed on a case-by-case basis; in previous years we were able to help several outstanding students to enrol in the School.  Please ensure that you use the space provided on the form – attachments are not permitted and all will be disregarded.  In order to be eligible to apply for one of the above POLIS Postgraduate Research Scholarships, applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID number.  Applications without a valid University Banner ID number will be rejected. To apply for a place on a research degree programme
Eligibility: Applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet the School’s minimum English language requirement, which is an IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual component below 6, or 240 on computer-based TOEFL (580 on the paper-based version), with 4.0 on the essay rating (4.0 on the Test of Written English associated with the paper-based version), or 94 on TOEFL iBT, with minimum scores of 20 in listening, 23 in reading, 23 in speaking and 24 in writing, or a PTE Academic score of at least 64 (with not less than 60 in listening, reading, speaking and writing).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 June 2011.

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International Postgraduate Tuition Fee Scholarships, Griffith University, Australia: Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

The GUIPRS is designed to attract and support highly ranked international applicants during the University’s two annual postgraduate research scholarship rounds. This scheme extends the provision of tuition fee scholarships beyond the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research allocated International Postgraduate Research Scholarships1 (IPRS).

The GUIPRS covers tuition fees for the student and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the student and their dependant/s. No other expenses are paid by this scheme, however award recipients may seek additional funding from alternative sources. In addition, the scheme also supports international applicants successful in gaining stipend scholarships.The GUIPRS is available to international students only. Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, four years of higher education studies at a very high level and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral or research masters program. Part-time awards may be offered to students who, for social or medical reasons, are unable to study full-time.

Scholarship Application Deadline:Mid-Year Round close 29 May, 2011 and 16 October, 2011 for the End-of-Year Round

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2011-12 Chancellor’s Scholarships for International PhD Students in Warwick University, UK

Warwick Graduate School is delighted to offer around 45 Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarships this year, which include:

* The payment of academic fees at the Home/EU rate (£3,466 for full-time students in 2010-11)
* A maintenance grant in line with the UK Research Council stipend (£13,590 for full-time award holders in 2010-11)

Students and applicants who wish to apply for an AHRC doctoral award should apply to the WPRS competition and will automatically be considered for both competitions. More details on applying for an AHRC doctoral award are available here.

This competition, unlike most postgraduate funding, is open to Home, EU, and Overseas students from all disciplines at Warwick, and offers an equal award to all.

Applications welcomed from:

* Applicants for a full-time doctoral course at the University of Warwick, expecting to begin in Autumn 2011.
* Students currently enrolled on a three-year full-time PhD or MPhil/PhD (in the case of the Faculties of Arts, Medicine and Social Science), at the University of Warwick may apply in the first year of their registration only.
* University of Warwick students currently registered on a “1+3″ course at a Doctoral Training Centre, who are in their Master’s year and expecting to start doctoral study in 2011-12. These students will be eligible for a three-year WPRS or (if paying overseas fees) a Chancellor’s International Scholarship.
* University of Warwick students currently registered on the “2+2” MPhil > PhD course in the Department of Philosophy may apply for a postgraduate research scholarship in either (or both) the first and second years of their MPhil. Students applying in the first year will be eligible for a three year WPRS or (if an overseas fees-payer) a Chancellor’s International Scholarship. Students applying in their second year will be eligible for a two year WPRS, or (if a UK or EU student) a two year AHRC doctoral award, or (if an overseas fees-payer) a Chancellor’s International Scholarship. No student will be permitted to apply for a WPRS/Chancellor’s International Scholarship on more than two occasions. UK or EU Students will be eligible to apply (via a separate process) for an AHRC Master’s award to fund their two-year MPhil.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011
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