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Finnish Government Scholarship 2011-2012, Finland

The Finnish Government offers scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies, research and teaching at a higher education institution in Finland. The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme is open to young researchers from all academic fields. The scholarships can not be applied for post-Doctoral studies or research.

The scholarships are based mainly on cultural agreements or similar arrangements between Finland and the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

* intend to pursue post-Master’s level studies as a visiting student, participate in a research project or teach at a higher education institution or public research institute in Finland; priority will be given to doctoral studies
* have established contact with the Finnish receiving institution before applying
* have a letter of invitation from the academic supervisor in Finland; the invitation should also include a timetable
* have earned a Master’s-level degree before applying
* not have spent already more than one year at a Finnish higher education institution immediately before the intended scholarship period in Finland
* be able to give proof of sufficient skills in speaking and writing the language needed in study/research
* be a national of one of the eligible countries listed above.
Scholarship Application Deadline:
28 February2011
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Erasmus Mundus ALGANT Master Scholarship for International Students

The European Union supports the course by financing about a ten scholarships for students outside the European Union, and five for European students. Other sources of funding are also available and tuition fees are kept at a very reasonable level.

Students interested in applying have to complete the application. Below is a list of the documents that will be required in addition to the application form. Note in particular the English language proficiency requirement, since most courses will be in English.

Category A, B & C students

In ALGANT the amount of the full-study scholarships is variable. It is higher for Third-Country master students (Category A scholarships) than for European master students (Category B scholarships) and can be further reduced (to zero!) for those interested students that are selected by the ALGANT Commission, meeting the requirements of ALGANT excellence (Category C scholarships). More specifically:

-Category A Scholarship is an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (possibly) provided by the European Community and can be awarded to masters students selected by the ALGANT Consortium who come from a country other than a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, the Western Balkan countries or Switzerland and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in such a country.

-Category B Scholarship is also an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (possibly) provided by the European Community and can be awarded to any masters students selected by the ALGANT Commission who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above, for example, European students.

-Category C Scholarship is any other kind of Scholarship (possibly) provided by a very broad array of concerns such as math associations, research organizations, public institutions and private non-profit foundations (private self funding included).

Scholarship Application Deadline:The application deadline for the Academic Year 2011/2012 is January 14, 2011 for all categories of applicants.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Istanbul Sehir University

Istanbul Sehir University, established in 2008, will open its doors for the very first students with 4 faculties and 10 departments. The university invites international applicants to come study in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Duration of Study: At our university, as is the common practice in Turkey, undergraduate programs are 4 years. However, you may shorten this time by taking courses in summer school.
  • Language of Instruction: The medium of instruction at our university is English. Students whose English level is not sufficient will go through one year of English Preparatory Program.
  • Structure of Education: Undergraduate programs are 4 years. All undergraduate programs will follow a common core curriculum in the first year of study. Upon successful completion of first year, students will be given the option to change their departments.
  • Double Major and Minor Opportunities: Under the Double Major Program you may follow two undergraduate programs and receive two diplomas. With our Minor Programs, you will be able to receive a certificate that supports your major.

Faculties and departments-

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
Political Science and International Relations
Turkish Language and Literature

The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences:
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Industrial Engineering

The Faculty of Business and Management

The Faculty of Communications:
Cinema and Television


All international students must be either graduates or in their final year of schools equivalent to Turkish High Schools.  Here you can find the quotas for each department.


The entire quota of international students entering the university in the 2010-2011 academic year will be given a full scholarship (including tuition fees, accommodation and health insurance).

International students entering the university for the 2010-2011 academic year will be provided rooms in the dormitories free of charge.

Health Services and Insurance:
The university will provide health insurance for all international students in the 2010-2011 academic year.

Required documents
1. Undergraduate Application Form for international students,
2. Certified English or Turkish translation of your diploma (if available) (your original diploma and a certificate showing equivalency to the Turkish high school diploma will be requested at registration),
3. Certified English or Turkish translation of your transcript (the document, approved by the school administration showing high school courses taken and grades received by the applicant),
4. Certified English or Turkish translation of your national ID card or passport,
5. A copy of your exam results (if available) indicating English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, etc),
6. One passport size photo (4.5cm x 6 cm),
7. Certified English or Turkish translation of one of the test results (you can find the list on the official website)

Evaluation op applications:
The evaluation of applications and the placement of applicants will be carried out by the Istanbul ?ehir University Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee may accept some applicants who have fulfilled the requirements after preliminary consideration. Applicants without any test results, if considered appropriate, will be called to take the International Students Entrance Exam.

The names of accepted candidates will be announced on the university’s web site and applicants will be notified online. Students who confirm the notification will be sent a letter of acceptance via mail and online. Applicants must then present their acceptance letter, together with all other required forms, to the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in their countries to receive a student visa.

Application, evaluation and registration dates:
Application dates: June 28 – August 2 (Monday), 2010.
Preliminary evaluation: August 3 – August 6, 2010.
Exam: August 12 (Thursday) 2010.
Announcement of the Exam Results: August 16 (Monday), 2010.
Registration dates: August 31 – September 3, 2010.


Applicants may apply online or via mail till 2nd of the August 2010.

Contact address:
Istanbul Sehir University,
Student Affairs Office,
Ahmet Bayman Cad. No. 2,
Seyrantepe-?i?li, Istanbul, Turkey

Email: admissions@sehir.edu.tr

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