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PhD Studentships Positions in the Department of Politics, University of Surrey, UK

We are pleased to offer three PhD studentships to conduct doctoral research and teach on a variety of undergraduate courses within the Department of Politics. The successful applicants will have good first degrees (and preferably Master’s degrees) in politics, international relations or a related discipline and a strong interest in both teaching and academic research. They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous teaching experience will be an advantage. Good organisational and IT skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team.
The post-holders will register for full-time PhDs in a politics- or policy-related area within the Department (see www.surrey.ac.uk/politics for details of our specific areas of interest). In return for the studentship, they will be required to provide 180 hours of support (per academic year) to the Department’s undergraduate programme in the form of seminar teaching and marking.  Training and support will be provided. To apply, please send: a letter explaining why you are interested in the studentship, and how you meet the criteria specified on the ‘further information sheet’; a short proposal (maximum 2000 words) for the doctoral research you are interested in undertaking; and a CV including the names of two referees.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

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Five PhD Studentship in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics, Uppsala University, Sweden

The department conducts research and provides education at graduate and undergraduate level in broad areas of mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics and mathematical logic. We also have an active research group in financial mathematics, and Uppsala’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics is closely linked to the department. The number of employees is nearly 100, of which approximately 30 are doctoral students.

Duties: The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at his/her own research education, which lasts 4 years. The job may also involve to a limited extent (maximum 20 %) other departmental duties, mainly related to teaching undergraduate courses – in which case the position may be extended to maximum 5 years. The salary level is set by the university regulations.

Required qualifications: In order to be employed as a doctoral student, the candidate will have to be admitted to the research education programme, and for this, his/her potential ability to pursue the programme is decisive. The applicant should have a master’s degree in mathematics or an equivalent, or at least in all likelihood obtain such a degree no later than 1 July 2011. He/she should have a good command of spoken and written English.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March, 2011

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Undergraduate Professional Scholarship Scheme 2011-12, Nepal: Engineering , Pharmacy , Agriculture, Dairy Technology and Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry

Embassy of India, Kathmandu invites applications on prescribed data-sheet from Nepalese nationals desirous of seeking admission to undergraduate courses in Medicine (MBBS under Self financing Scheme), Engineering (BE), Pharmacy (B.Pharma), Agriculture (B.Sc.Ag), Dairy Technology (B.Sc) and Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & AH) for the academic year 2011-12. A qualifying examination to select candidates for these courses will be held in Kathmandu and Birgunj on May 07, 2011 under the aegis of the Embassy. Nepalese Army medical candidates are also required to apply for this test through proper channel (i.e through NA Headquarters).

Eligibility Criteria: A candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in 10+2 or equivalent examination (Class XI marks not to be included) in addition to the eligibility specified against each of the below mentioned courses:

i)MBBS/B.Sc (Ag)/ BVSc & AH and B. Pharmacy: At least 60% each or more in Physics(P), Chemistry(C) and Biology(B) in 10+2 or equivalent examination for MBBS, B.Sc.(Ag) and BVSc & AH. For B. Pharmacy the candidate should have studied Mathematics at 10+2 level (Class XI marks not to be included).

ii)BE and B.Sc (Dairy Technology): At least 60% each or more in Physics (P), Chemistry(C) and Mathematics (M) in 10+2 or equivalent examination (Class XI marks not to be included).

iii) Candidates appearing in Plus 2 Examination during the year 2011 may also apply in anticipation of their results. Their selection will, however, depend on fulfilling the above criteria of eligibility. Results of the qualifying examination should be made available to the Embassy latest by June 30, 2011 or one week after publication of Class XII results, whichever is earlier, failing which the candidature is likely to be cancelled.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 4 March 2011

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