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STREEM Scholarships for International Students in Spatial Transport and Environmental Economics, Netherlands

VU Graduate School of Economics and Business is offering talented candidates the unique opportunity to win 1 of the 2 scholarships for taking part in our highly renowned Master’s programme STREEM.
Two scholarships will be awarded for this programme in the academic year 2011/2012. The scholarship will be open to high potential candidates from all nationalities who are interested in pursuing a world class graduate education in the fields of Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics. For more information on the programme. Two scholarships valued at €10,000 each are offered for outstanding candidates who have been admitted to our Master’s programme in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics. VU Graduate School of Economics will support these successful candidates for 1 year of studies. The winner is responsible for all other expenses incurred during his/her study at VU University Amsterdam (e.g. housing, course materials and living expenses).
Only applicants with at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited foreign university.

  • Candidates must have a non-Dutch nationality and be normally resident outside the Netherlands.
  • The general criteria for selection are excellence, motivation and extracurricular activities.
  • You need admission to the Master’s programmes of VU Graduate School of Economics and Business. For the general requirements and application procedure to VU University Amsterdam see Practical information
  • Do not obtain any funding/scholarship from other organizations/institutes in the academic year 2011/2012
  • Be fluent in English and have a more than satisfactory score in an English proficiency test as IELTS or TOEFL
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (or GPA) of at least 80
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011.

    Further Scholarship Information and Application

    Three PhD Studentship in Political Science, Sweden

    Two of the doctoral dissertations will comprise independent projects in political science written under the direction of a research supervisor.

    The project Civil Society and the Enlightened Welfare Politics will comprise the framework for one of the doctoral dissertations, which will be written independently in cooperation with the project leader and the research supervisor.

    Indicate in your cover letter whether or not you are interested in all three of these Ph.D. student positions.

    Those awarded a position as a Ph.D. student shall above all engage themselves with their own doctoral education. A maximum of 20% of the position may involve other administrative and educational responsibilities at the Department. Employment as a post-graduate student requires that the student is or will be accepted to a program of post-graduate education, which is decided by one’s ability to successfully complete the program of studies. Departmental policy is that students receive financial support during their first year of post-graduate studies, and that they be employed as Ph.D. students during the final three years of their program. Regulations concerning post-graduate students are to be found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, §§1-7, and in the University’s rules and guidelines.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 April, 2011

    Further Scholarship Information and Application

    The Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development, Germany

    The Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development is given annually to young scientists or researchers, based in the Asia-Pacific region, who have made significant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development.

    Eligibility and Application Process

    The award is open to those engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development in any of the above three areas. Candidates are expected to be employed at institutions of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding USA and Canada), and should have completed their PhD. degree between 1 July 2006 and 1 July 2011.

    Candidates may be put forth by nomination or direct application. Nominations and applications must be supported by two letters of recommendation.

    Evaluation Process
    All qualified applications will be evaluated by an international panel of three recognized experts in Sustainable Development in each of the three areas.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

    Further Scholarship Information and Application