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2011 Victoria PhD Scholarship for International Students, New Zealand

To encourage postgraduate research Victoria offers scholarships to those about to begin their doctoral  studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.
The Victoria PhD Scholarship consists of a $21,000 per annum stipend plus domestic tuition fees for up to three years. These scholarships are offered to the top ranked candidates in any round. Scholarships will be awarded in three selection rounds.
Applicants who do not clearly meet the academic criteria may be considered under any of the following categories for a Victoria Doctoral Scholarship:
+ The applicant has a strong academic record and is recognised as showing the potential for research
+ The applicant has significant work experience or significant peer esteem in the research field to which they are applying.
+ The applicant has a recognised record of publications.
+ The applicant’s proposed research would contribute significantly to the School, Institute or Centre’s Research Plan.
+ The involvement of the applicant in the School’s programme of research would assist in building a ‘critical mass’ of research and/or involve
collaboration between institutions.
+ The strategic direction of the proposed research could invlove joint initiatives with the business community to develop future commercialisation of the research.

Scholarship Application Deadline: on 1 March 2011 , 1 July 2011 and 1 November 2011

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University of Leeds, Research Scholarship in Business Management 2011 in UK

Up to 18 University Research Scholarships are available for UK and EU students for Session 2011-2012 for study in any Faculty at the University of Leeds.  Up to 2 awards are available in each Faculty.

  • Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number(Student ID Number) to be eligible for a University Research Scholarship.  Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.  To apply for a place on a research degree programme, please visit: These awards are only available to nationals from the UK and EU and are not open to applicants who are liable to pay academic fees at the international fee rate;
  • Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree.  Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree or be in their final year of study;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University’s English Language requirements.  Some Schools require a standard of English higher than the University minimum;
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree.


These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):

Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2011;

  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time (3 years) or part-time (5 years) study leading to the degree of PhD.  Students who are already registered for PhD research study are excluded from this competition;
  • The award will cover academic fees at the UK rate and a maintenance grant of £13,895 for full-time study, part-time will be pro-rata.  There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs;
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress;
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.


Applicants must complete all sections of the University Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application Form, using the space provided on the form and with strict observation of any word limits.  Attachments are not permitted and all will be disregarded.

  • The completed form should be returned to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office, Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT .To track the progress of your application, and select the tab ‘Application Tracking.then follow the instructions on screen.  Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, the Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any correspondence regarding the progress of an application.

Application Deadline: 25 March 2011

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Visiting Fellows at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

The Institute hosts university professors, lecturers and researchers with independent funding keen to carry out research and take advantage of the resources and services the Institute has to offer (library, interaction with faculty members and students) as well as its unique location at the heart of international Geneva.
Visiting Fellow positions are granted depending on available space , the number of professors, PhD candidates and post-doctorates who wish to spend from two months to a year at the Institute carrying out research.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 June 2011 (1 July-31 December); 1 December 2011 (1 January-30 June)

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