Fund Your Business Idea: She Leads Africa Accelerator Program 2017- Apply Now

The SLA Accelerator is a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female entrepreneurs. Apply now for your chance to get one step closer to being one of Nigeria’s most prominent business women.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

 

About the Award: She Leads Africa is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting young African women and their journey towards professional success. The organisation has been featured on CNN, CNBC Africa, Black Enterprise and Fox Business and has more than 30,000 members across Africa.

The SLA Accelerator is a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female entrepreneurs. The winner of a Demo Day will receive a N 2mn investment from She Leads Africa Fund.

 

Eligibility

  • Business with at least one woman as a shareholder between the ages of 18-35
  • Business must have launched. Ideas only on paper will not be accepted
  • Business must be based in Nigeria
  • Business cannot have raised more than $50,000 in external funding
  • Business should be less than 3 years old

Number of Awardees: not specified

Value of Scholarship:

  • Media attention to raise your local + international profile
  • Direct access to Nigeria’s best business minds
  • Opportunity for N2mn investment
  • Opportunity to pitch to a room full of investors
  • 3-months of hands on support from a team of experts

Duration of Scholarship: 3 months

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Check our eligibility requirements to make sure you can apply.
  • Step 2: Review the application form.
  • Step 3: Study all the resources that SLA has created to give you guidance on how to put together a winning application.
  • Step 4: Attend an info or training session during the week of April 11. These are being held in person in Lagos and Abuja or online.
  • Step 5: Get your application materials together and press send before the May 31 deadline.

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: SLA Accelerator is in partnership with the Work in Progress! Alliance and Guaranty Trust Bank

 Application Deadline: 25th June 2017

Opportunity for Nigeria Entrepreneurs: Young Africans Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program 2017 Nigeria Cohorts 1 & 2

Description

The Young Africans Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship (YASEF) is a program for all early-stage social entrepreneurs (Startups  looking for growth Opportunities and Passionate and Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs who have demonstrated interests in social enterprise and entrepreneurial exploits and are enthusiastic and passionate about making monumental and sustainable socio economic change impact on their community and by extension, humanity at large

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Application Timeline:

  • Application Opens 10th May, 2017
  • Application Closes 10th June, 2017
  • Applicant Admission Process and Confirmation of Participation June 11th-July 1st 2017
  • Commencement of Fellowship July 18, 2017

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

About the Award: This program is looking for participants who are passionate about becoming facilitators for sustainable social change through social entrepreneurship and enterprise initiatives. We are keen on admitting participants who are determined and are seriously committed to oxygenate their social transformation vision and aspirations in their communities and nation. Interested applicants

The duration of this program will be 5 Months at the end of which the successful participants who have met all the requirements of the fellowship will be inducted as Social Entrepreneurship Fellows.

Type: Entrepreneurship, Fellowship

Eligibility: 

  • Must be college Graduates
  • Between the ages of 20-35 years of age
  • Must have good communication skills (written, spoken English)
  • Must have a compelling social entrepreneurship story or idea that has or can impact their community
  • Must be willing to complete the 6 months program

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Fellowship: This program is a non-residential one and it is partly funded by the partner organizations but each participant will be expected to also contribute a token commitment and counterpart fee which is 20% of the cost of the program to confirm their admission on this program.

Duration of Fellowship: 5 months

How to Apply: In addition to completing the registration form (whose link has been included below) to confirm their interest in becoming a participants on this fellowship, applicants are expected to send a page personal letter of motivation that describes their current social entrepreneurship footprints and the social transformation impact they envisioned,

Applicants who have uploaded evidences of their social entrepreneurial footprints either on instragram, facebook or uploaded videos (you tube) should also include the link for such activities to enhance the possibility of participating in this fellowship.

Register Here https://goo.gl/VWYYJZ

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: African Sustainable Social Economic Transformation Support (ASSETS)

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The First Class Degrees Galore By Reuben Abati

The Daily Trust newspaper has published an interesting feature story (May 15), on the sudden surge in the number of First Class degrees being churned out by Nigerian universities.

Daily Trust reports that its investigation reveals that in the last five years, 16 Nigerian universities have produced a total of 3, 499 first class graduates. Between 2011 and 2016, 12 of these universities produced 2, 822 First Class graduates, and it seems this First Class galore is a growing fashion particularly among the private universities.

This trend should ordinarily be a good thing: if Nigeria can manage to produce more First Class intellects, this should reflect on the long run on the country’s business, social, economic and cultural life.

We would have more Ph.Ds hopefully, and so produce more qualified, research academics, especially now that close to 60% of Nigerian university lecturers do not have a Ph.D. The more brilliant persons a country’s education system is able to produce, the better, such persons can indeed make a significant difference and drive the leadership process on all fronts.

The only problem is that this growing trend needs to be interrogated. Previously, a First Class degree, the equivalent of a Distinction, was something quite rare, awarded by Departments after very careful consideration.

I am not too sure that the entire Faculty of Arts of the University of Ibadan would have awarded up to 3,000 First Class degrees in the entire history of that Faculty. University departments talked about a First Class as if it was a comet. When students got a 2:1, they were the real lords of the Department, and even then a 2:1 was never given out in bus-loads.

I recall the story of a former colleague at the University of Calabar who was denied a First Class in those days, because he slapped a young lecturer, who had just been recruited and who did not know that this particular student was the star of the department and his Faculty. It was our final exam. He was summoned to appear before a disciplinary panel and told matter-of-factly that university degrees were awarded on the basis of character and learning. Check: it was always character before learning.

He made the First Class grade, but they gave him a 2:1. He was later appointed a Graduate Assistant though. He was also recommended for a Commonwealth Scholarship and sent to Cambridge for graduate studies.

He would later prove to be a true First Class Brain. It was also the practice in those days for lecturers to remind brilliant students of the achievements of those who had obtained First Class degrees. Because they were not too many, a First Class graduate served for many years as a role model for succeeding generations.

It was also the case that there were more First Class graduates in the Sciences, Engineering and the Applied Sciences. The Humanities produced fewer First Class graduates. Some of our lecturers used to ask: “What do you want to write that will earn you a First Class?

You must be really exceptional to know all the answers in literature, history or philosophy?” Those were the days when a Professor would start a class and frighten you with the information that the last student who scored an A grade in the course was a certain Professor so and so who ‘sat in this same class 30 years ago!’ If you must get an A, you’d have to prove to me that you are smarter than him”.

University authorities created such big myths around a First Class degree that many students just didn’t want to kill themselves trying to get one, only to be disappointed at the end of the day. The students who tried were not necessarily popular. They were labeled “Triangular Students”, “Bookworm”, “Effiko”, or “Akukwo”. Students in the 2:1 category felt more relaxed, many of them could even be as good as the First Class students, but just didn’t bother to apply themselves hard enough. The 2:2 students were easily the most popular. They would proudly tell you “they wanted to pass through the university and also allow the university to pass through them.” Maybe they were right.

In later life, many 2:2 graduates still ended up with Ph.Ds and even became Professors, or captains of industry. We also had those students in the Third Class and Pass categories: we referred to them jokingly as the “let my people go, no-future-ambition crowd”. If you ended up with a First Class, your colleagues congratulated and admired you, but they didn’t feel like they had failed in any way.

The Nigerian education system in those days was so good every graduate left the campus confident that he or she had been well-equipped. First Class graduates by the way did not enjoy any special privileges. There were employment opportunities in the country. Companies came to the schools and the youth corps camps to recruit prospective staff, and many “let my people go” graduates also got jobs and opportunities as soon as they graduated!

So much has changed. It looks like there is now a greater emphasis on people getting better paper grades, and with the way our universities are churning out the First Class grades, very soon, there will be a First Class graduate on every street corner. One justification given for this is that the population of students in Nigerian universities and the number of courses, have increased. With 153 universities, we should logically, so the argument goes, expect more First Class graduates. It is also possible that university students in Nigeria today are smarter than the ones before them. Except that the quality of their grades is at variance with the quality of their skills or the environment that is producing them.

No one will argue that the quality of our universities, both private and public, is poor, for instance. Where are the outstanding scholars in our universities who are breeding First Class graduates? Where are the First Class universities churning out high grades?

Within the same period that Nigerian universities produced more than 3, 000 First Class graduates, only one Nigerian university –the University of Ibadan- was ranked among the world’s top 800 universities, number 601 as at September 2015. In the older Nigerian system that I described, Nigerian universities boasted of world-class intellectuals, with some of them ranking among the very best in their fields. There were top research libraries and laboratories in our universities and the environment was conducive for intellectual pursuit.

Obafemi Awolowo University, known then as the University of Ife, was considered the most beautiful campus in Africa! Tourists visited our universities to visit either the zoos or take pictures. The animals in the zoos have been sold or eaten, the libraries are old, with a few now digitalized, the laboratories are either non-existent or they lack equipment. The university authorities complain of poor funding; the lecturers do not always get their salaries and research grants.

The idea of the university is in trouble. These days, Nigerian academics become Professors with “scholarly, research essays” published in departmental journals or in journals published by their friends in other departments and printed in Somolu or Dubai. There are Professors who have never published an article in a leading international journal or conducted any significant research. A National Universities Commission official quoted by the Daily Trust tried to justify the First Class galore in Nigerian universities by saying NUC is not aware of anybody buying First Class degrees and that “our system is one of the best.” I hope that is not the mind-set of the NUC.

Could it be that the examinations have become too easy or that the teachers have become less rigorous in setting standards? It is sad to hear for example, that students in the Humanities, and Management and Social Sciences in some universities now sit only for multiple-choice examinations at the end of the semester, because they are so many and the lecturers can’t mark exam papers?

Our education system is far behind the rest of the world. Are we dealing with a problem of grade inflation? Any degree at all, is useless without the skills and competence to justify it. Private universities in Nigeria are reportedly more notorious for giving out high grades as a marketing strategy to attract rich parents to patronize them. A First Class or 2:1 degree may get you a job, and provide you an advantage in the face of the unemployment crisis in the country, but what will keep you on the job is something far more than the paper you hold: talent, skills, competence, creativity, people and communication skills and the ability to work with a team to achieve results.

Many employers of labour in Nigeria, have had to retrain new recruits because they are often confronted with graduates with good grades, who can neither write nor think, or who may have learnt whatever they know through simulation or alternative methods. This is the real, worrisome trend, and it only gets worse: the evidence can be seen, increasingly, in the low quality of public debate, the public and private sectors and our cultural life.

Many professional associations try to raise the bar by setting rigorous standards for membership qualification, but of what use is a university system that may have adopted the tactics of GSM companies, offering bonus top ups, to gain market share?

“They Called Me Names For Taking Extra Sheets in Exams- First Class Graduate (See His CGPA)

Clifford Omonini is a 26-year-old first class graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Michael Opara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State. Finishing with a cumulative CGPA of 4.76 in the 2015/2016 academic session, he shares some of his success secrets in this interview with Eric Dumo

Finishing with a first class honours must have been fulfilling for you, would you attribute the feat to providence or you specifically set out to achieve the goal?

Actually, I would say my result is a combination of God’s blessings and my determination to succeed.

Achieving this target must have come at a price, what were some of the challenges you constantly had to deal with while in school?

It was not an easy journey I must confess. There were several trials along the way including a particular incident during my 200 level when I had to retake a course. It was not easy at all. It all started well but along the line, I started having issues. I still can’t forget my worst experience. It happened during my 200 level second semester. I am used to collecting at least two extra sheets during each paper, so, during my exam in one of the courses, I collected extra sheet and it happened that during the course of marking the scripts, the main sheet was marked and scored 60 while the extra sheet was scored 40 after marking, bringing my total to 100 marks even though the overall score was supposed to be 70. So, it was as if I had 100/70, which of course sounded absurd. For that reason, my script was withheld while Fail was recorded against my name. I did everything possible to prove that the fault wasn’t from me but nobody listened. I had to rewrite that course the following year. But I thank God it never stopped me from achieving my goal.

Though that incident affected my CGPA a bit, it did not stop me from achieving my goal.

Has anything changed about the way people relate with you?

Yes, a lot has changed in that regard. Most people now accord me a lot of respect because they feel that I am someone who has already succeeded in life.

How did your parents receive the news that you finished with a first class?

My parents were not surprised because they knew how hardworking I was regarding my academics. Even though they were excited, they didn’t expect anything less from me.

Have you always had a similar performance in your previous schools?

Yes. Right from my primary school days, I had won several prizes participating in quiz and debate competitions. In 2009, I won the best science student award in my secondary school.

How easy was it passing SSCE and UTME?

It was very easy passing both exams. I sat for both just once.

As a new student on campus, what were the initial challenges you faced?

One of the biggest challenges I encountered at the time was the problem of locating lecture halls and coping with the heat, noise and distractions from students during lectures. It was quite a tough experience for me.

Would you say you are a genius for coming out with such grade or was it simply a function of hard work?

When it comes to calculations, I can humbly say I am a genius but when it comes to theory, I had to work extremely hard to get by.  So to achieve success, I combined my top-notch abilities in calculations with hard work.

Were you coerced into being serious or was it self-driven?

I have never been forced to work hard. I am naturally inquisitive. I am always self-driven at finding solutions to my problems. Most times, I stay awake for several nights just to get an answer to a particular problem.

What attracted you to studying mechanical engineering?

My undying love for calculation and passion for solving problems attracted me to studying mechanical engineering.

What part of the course did you find challenging and which part did you find interesting?

Like I said earlier, the theoretical part of mechanical engineering was not that easy for me and so, I had to spend more nights studying that aspect. But I am glad I was able to cope eventually.

What would you say contribute to students’ failure?

In my view, students fail because they don’t invest in their studies like purchasing textbooks and having time to study except during exam periods. Most students spend most of their time on social activities, only remembering to study a few days to exams.

How many of you finished with first class in your department?

We were two. I count it a privilege to be in this category.

As an undergraduate, how many hours did you actually read in a day?

I usually read from 10:00pm to 4:00am. Most, times I dedicated my reading periods to teaching others in tutorial classes. I observed that not only do I love teaching, but also, I research more and study harder whenever I am to teach. That strategy helped me a lot in school.

What was your typical day like while in the university?

I went to church, played football, cooked, visited friends, taught in tutorial classes, chatted, slept and finally went to night class by 10:00 pm.

How many hours did you sleep in a day?

I slept for an average of four hours each day.

What was your reading style?

First, I looked for an empty and isolated class where people normally didn’t stay at night to carry out any activity nor read. This is due to the fact that I hate distractions of any sort while reading. In fact, some of my colleagues felt I was crazy for reading only at night.

Secondly, I prayed before reading. Once tired or I had achieved my goal for the night, I packed my things and went back to my room.

Many good students spend most of their time in the library, how often did you use the place during your time on campus?

Library is usually open during the day and I don’t read at that time. I only visited the library when I needed to borrow textbooks.

Were you involved in other school activities?

I was only involved in football trainings during weekends.

What was your schedule like towards and during exams?

I didn’t have any special schedule for exams because I was always prepared and read from the very first day of resumption.

Have you ever had cause to regret your choice of course?

I have never had any such regret.

Are you disturbed by the rate of unemployment in Nigeria?

Of course I am bothered by the situation but I believe that by the grace of God, I won’t be a victim. It really hurts me to see brilliant and qualified youths roaming all about the country without a job.

Did you face financial challenges while in school?

I faced a lot of financial difficulties during my 100 level. However, I later realised that I could use my brain to make money. So, I started going for scholarship exams as well as running tutorials. With the scholarship I got and the little fund I was raising from tutorial classes, I was able to stabilise financially at some point.

Did you get any special encouragement or reward from your parents for your performances?

My parents knew my potential and so were not surprised with the type of result I ended up with. All they kept telling me as a way of encouragement was that, ‘’Nobody can do it better than you”.

Did you ever have time for social activities while in school?

My social life was nothing to write home about then because I was always occupied with books, assignments, research and tutorial classes.

Can you recall your happiest and most embarrassing moments as an undergraduate?

My happiest moments are each time I was in the exam hall and I said “excuse me sir.” Everybody in the hall would shout “extra sheet.” This is because, no matter how difficult any exam was, I would not spend more than an hour writing it and I would collect so many extra sheets.

Also, I felt so excited each time I went to the notice board to check my GPA and CGPA for the previous semester’s performance.

What are your aspirations in life?

My aim in life is to remain humble no matter my status in life, to be a team player always, to add value and solve problems in any place I find myself.

Would you like to practise your course of study or you have interest in other things?

My interest is not only limited to practising the profession but also trying my hands in other areas as well. I am willing to learn and develop myself beyond the field of mechanical engineering.

Were you told stories by anyone about how difficult it was to have a first class and did it affect you in any way?

Yes. I could remember a lot of people telling me that first class was not easy to achieve. At first, that really disturbed my concentration level, I was able to conquer that fear and move on to meet my goal.

Where would you like to work?

I would love to work in a place where I will be challenged to research and learn more. There is still so much that I don’t know, I want to be in an environment where learning will be an everyday thing for me.

Is there anything you would have loved to do as a student that you could not do, maybe because of your dedication to your studies?

Every positive thing that came my way then, I did, not minding my dedication to studies. I only abstained from things that would not help me academically or spiritually.

Did some of your colleagues see you as too serious?

My belief is that God destined us all to excel in various spheres of life. Due to this fact, I was never proud nor looked down on other people just because they weren’t good academically.

So, I never gave people the opportunity to see me as one who was too serious. I played when others were playing and each time they saw me during the day, they didn’t see me reading. I only read at night alone and in isolated areas. So, most people never knew how I did the magic of writing exam less than an hour and collecting extra sheets.

What should students do to have your kind of result?

I remember failing mathematics in my Junior Secondary School 3 mock examination. It was after that I realised I failed because I didn’t have mathematics textbook. So, I went to the bookshop to purchase mathematics textbooks and started practising. Not too long after that period, I became good at the subject.

Therefore students must learn to invest in textbooks and literatures that would enhance their academic performance. This is one of the secrets of my success.

GLG Social Impact Fellowships for Individuals and Organisations Interested in Social Work 2017

GLG Fellowships is awarded to social entrepreneurs  to tackle social challenges which are part of their organisation’s goals. The fellowship also allows fellows be involved in tailored learning opportunities include phone consultations with subject matter experts, in-person meetings, roundtable discussions, teleconferences, and workshops.

Eligible Countries: Fellows and organisations in Countries in Africa: South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda

To be taken at (country): Fellow’s Home country and USA

About the Award: The GLG Social Impact Fellowship leverages GLG’s learning platform to help top social entrepreneurs answer their organization’s critical strategic and operational questions, at no cost. Through the two-year Fellowship, ambitious and visionary nonprofit and social enterprise leaders learn in tailored interactions with experts across GLG’s membership and with each other.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: Fellows are leaders with strong records and visions for their organizations. They have great teams and do something innovative that’s likely to scale. They are personally committed to learning, excited to grow professionally, and articulate ambitions for their organizations’ growth which GLG is positioned to support.

Selection Criteria: Characteristics critical to the success of the Social Impact Fellowship programme which will be used as criteria for selection are:

Fellows

  • CEOs/Founder that is committed to leading the organization during the fellowship.
  • S/he understands the value of GLG, can articulate use cases, and is open to a thought partner in GLG and its experts.
  • S/he is relentlessly seeking big impact through their organization, is curious and excited about learning, is open to feedback, and has developed a team and habits to allow for strategic thinking and pursuit of the next phase at the organization

Organizations

  • Eligible Organizations
    • Nonprofit organizations with minimum operating budget of $1M and maximum of $12M
    • Mission-driven for-profits with annual operating budget under $500,000
    • Hybrid organizations of comparable size
  • At an inflection point
    • Organizations that are a good fit for GLG’s Fellowship are no longer in early stages of development and leadership team members are ready to pursue ambitious growth plans. They have proven the concept of their impact and implemented their program in an initial (set of) site(s). When they come to GLG, they are looking to scale significantly, launch a new product based on the core principles of their initial model, or otherwise iterate on the impact they’ve established to date. Think of it as an organization’s move from 2.0 to 3.0.
  • Average 3-5 years in operation
  • Minimum 5 full-time staff
  • Established leadership team supporting key strategic planning and execution

Number of Awardees: Several

Value of Fellowship : The Fellowship begins with an in-person convening October 16-18, 2017 in Austin, Texas., where Fellows learn how to use the GLG platform. Fellows then work with GLG to identify the top challenges facing their organizations and set learning objectives to meet those challenges.

Duration of Fellowship : Two years

Application Deadline: 17th July, 2017

How to Apply: Visit Fellowship page to apply

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Gerson Lehrman Group

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Apply: Lebanese Nigeria Initiatives (LNI) Full Scholarship for Nigerian Students 2017

The Lebanese Nigeria Initiatives (LNI) has announced the applications procedures for the young Nigerians scholarships for an MBA program at American University of Beirut for the 2017/2018 academic session.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be taken at (country): American University of Beirut, Lebanon

About the Award: The LNI Scholarship is set up as an initiative to help aspirational Nigerian youths secure a better future through education while developing themselves to be future leaders in Nigeria. The aim is to give young aspiring Nigerian professionals that once in a lifetime opportunity to get a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at a leading international university.

The Lebanese Nigeria Initiatives (LNI) is an organization of top level executives from Lebanese companies in Nigeria. Our aim is to promote bilateral relations between Nigeria and Lebanon and we seek to establish various initiatives that will mainly benefit the Nigerian community.

Offered Since: 2017

Type: MBA

Eligibility: Applicants must be Nigerian citizens who live in Nigeria, and meet all admission requirements into the American University of Beirut for the MBA Program.

 

Selection Criteria: The LNI Scholarship Board puts an emphasis on leadership potential, strong academic and personal characteristics. In addition to this, the Board also looks for individuals who have engaged in community citizenship activities and who display appreciable features worthy of a great ambassador of LNI.

Number of Awards: One scholarship is awarded per academic year

Value of Program: The scholarship covers tuition, housing/board allowance and travel expenses

LNI will arrange all Visa and immigration procedures.

How to Apply:Apply here

It is important for an interested candidate to ensure they fufil the Admission Procedure of AUB in order to successfully get this scholarship.

Application Deadline: 4th June 2017

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Award Provider: Lebanese Nigeria Initiatives (LNI)

Hurry Now: AAU Graduate Internship Grants 2017 (Closes Friday 19th May)!

The Association of African Universities (AAU) beyond its scope has shown great support for students from its member institutions to acquire employable skills before graduating from their universities.

Eligible Countries: African countries

About the Award: Through support from its development partners, namely African Capacity Development Foundation (ACBF) and Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the AAU has secured funds for its member universities in good standing (whose annual subscription payment to AAU is up to date) to offer small grants of up to US$600 per student for graduate internships.

Type: Internship, Grants

Eligibility: 

  • Grant applicants should be students pursuing post-graduate degree programmes. Applicants should note that the grants are for training purposes only and not meant for the completion of theses or dissertations.
  • Applicants shall commit to undertake an internship programme for a period between twelve (12) and twenty-four (24 weeks).
  • Applications should be supported with an authorisation note from the Head of Department of the applicant’s university as well as an official acceptance letter from the establishment wishing to host the intern.
  • All applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A detailed but confidential supervisory report would be required from the host institution on the progression of the applicant during the period of internship, and from the university of the applicant on academic progress after the period of internship.
  • Past beneficiaries of the AAU Internship Scheme are not eligible to apply.
  • Consideration would be given to applicants who have no practical work experience.

Selection Criteria: Selection of successful applications would be based on a quota system revolving around gender (at least 40% of beneficiaries should be females); country (not more than 10 applicants per country) and language (at least 30% from Francophone institutions).

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: small grants of up to US$600 per student for graduate internships.

Duration of Program: Between twelve (12) and twenty-four (24 weeks).

How to Apply: Students are to apply online at:

Application Deadline: Friday 19th May, 2017

https://www.aau.org/subs/grin/

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Providers: African Capacity Development Foundation (ACBF) and Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)

Apply: Bond University International Student Scholarships in Australia (Closes 26th May)

Bond University offers International students scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Students whose first language is not English must refer to and meet Bond University’s standard English entry requirements for undergraduate applicants and English entry requirements for postgraduate applicants. These scholarships will award up to 50% tuition remission for students commencing in January, May or September 2016 (please note that the deferral of a scholarship will only be granted in extenuating circumstances, such as illness, family bereavement or essential overseas travel). Scholarships cover either a single or combined bachelor or master’s degree program (excluding Bond University’s Medical Program, Master of Psychology, and Doctor of Physiotherapy). Students from any country may apply.

Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): Bond University, Australia | Australia

Level: undergraduate and postgraduate degree

Field(s): all subjects (excluding Bond University’s Medical Program, Master of Psychology, Doctor of Physiotherapy).

Deadline:  applications for our September 2017 semester are currently open online and close Friday, 26 May, 2017 & applications for our January 2018 semester are currently open and close Friday, 22 September, 2017.

Funded By: Bond University, Australia

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Bond University International Student Scholarships are targeted for International students

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):No. of awards: Not Specified

Scholarship Tenure : Scholarships are offered for duration of the program.

Value of Scholarship : These scholarships will award up to 50% tuition remission for students commencing in January, May or September 2017-18 (please note that the deferral of a scholarship will only be granted in extenuating circumstances, such as illness, family bereavement or essential overseas travel). Scholarships cover either a single or combined bachelor or master’s degree program (excluding Bond University’s Medical Program, Master of Psychology, and Doctor of Physiotherapy). Students from any country may apply.

Description

‣ Bond University aims to offer the best and brightest students from around the globe, with tuition remission scholarships based on academic merit, as well as community, leadership and sporting achievements.

‣ The Bond University International Student Scholarships are a testament to Bond University’s commitment to quality and outstanding international students. These scholarships are available to international students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, as well as community, leadership and sporting achievements.

Eligibility

‣ This Bond University International Student Scholarships are vailable to all international students applying for a single or combined bachelor or master’s degree program (excluding Bond University’s Medical Program, Master of Psychology, and Doctor of Physiotherapy).

‣ Scholarships are open to international students who are not Australian citizens or holders of permanent residency visas.

‣ Applicants must have outstanding academic ability, demonstrated strong leadership skills and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities.

‣ Students whose first language is not English must refer to and meet Bond University’s standard English entry requirements for undergraduate applicants and English entry requirements for postgraduate applicants.

‣ Applicants will be asked to submit academic statements, a summary of achievements, and letters of reference from relevant individuals who can support their application. They will also be asked to submit a 500-word personal statement outlining key achievements  and attributes.

Selection Criteria for Bond University International Student Scholarships

‣ Scholarships are based on academic merit.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ Applicants are required to apply via Online Application 

‣ Applying online to study at Bond University is free and easy. We encourage you to lodge your application as soon as you have decided what you would like to study.

To apply to study at Bond University

‣ There’s no application fee – no obligation to accept a place if it is offered – it simply gives you another option when it comes to making a decision about your future.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date : applications for our September 2017 semester are currently open online and close Friday, 26 May, 2017 & applications for our January 2018 semester are currently open and close Friday, 22 September, 2017.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about Bond University International Student Scholarships 

FAPESP-UNSW Joint Research Grants by University of New South Wales, 2017 Brief Description

The University of New South Wales is pleased to offer Research Grant to students from Australia who show exceptional academic potential. Proposals for this program require a joint submission by both a UNSW researcher(s) and their collaborators based at a higher education institution in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

The FAPESP-UNSW Joint Research Grants aim to foster scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from UNSW and the State of São Paulo and include joint funding for collaborative research activities and academic mobility.

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW; branded as UNSW Sydney) is an Australian public research university. It is one of the country’s leading universities.

 Course Level: Grants are available to pursue research.

Study Subject: Grants are awarded in research proposals are invited from all fields of science, technology and engineering.

Scholarship Award: The grant will cover the following:

  • FAPESP & UNSW will each provide funding of up to $10,000 per proposal per year. The maximum duration of each project is 24 months. Proposals for this program require a joint submission by both a UNSW researcher(s) and their collaborators based at a higher education institution in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Australia and Brazil

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for  these  grants:

  • Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call
  1. Principal Investigators (PIs) on a project must be researchers holding a salaried appointment with UNSW and are only permitted to apply for one grant at any one time.
  2. Applications are welcome from academic staff at all levels at UNSW.
  • Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call

The following people in a proposal are eligible for exchange activities where relevant: UNSW Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators, Associate Investigators and related postdoctoral candidates and PhD students.

Nationality: Australia applicants can apply for this grant.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicant must be postdoctoral candidates and PhD students.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • Applications require a joint submission by both a UNSW researcher(s) and their collaborators based at a higher education institution in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.
  • All applications need to be submitted to FAPESP using the SPRINT call for proposals 2nd edition 2017
    Please also see the SPRINT UNSW guidelines for specific information and guidelines for UNSW applicants.
  • All UNSW applicants will need to provide a copy of their submission including the application form and supporting documents to research.partnerships-at- unsw.edu.au

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 31, 2017.

Closes May 20th: Zhejiang University full Scholarship for International Students 2017

Zhejiang University is delighted to offers full Scholarships to international students pursuing their Doctoral and  Master Degrees in China. Read carefull to Apply.
Scholarship Categories and Duration

 Study Program Duration of Degree Program
Doctoral degree 3-4 academic years
Master’s degree 2-3 academic years

 

 Eligibility Requirements

1. Applicants must meet the requirements prescribed in Doctoral Degree Programs Admission 2017(link) or Master’s Degree Programs Admission 2017 ( link ).

2. Applicants should have a competitive academic record and display a strong scientific research ability.

3. Applicants may not be beneficiaries of any other scholarships at the time of application.
4. Education background and age limit:
–  Applicants for master’s degree program must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
–  Applicants for doctoral degree program must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

Scholarship Types

1. Scholarship Type A (Full scholarship)

– Tuition waiver

– Free accommodation on campus

– Stipend

– Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students inChina

2. Scholarship Type B (Partial scholarship)

– Free accommodation on campus

– Stipend

– Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China Zhejiang university dome

Please note:

1) Costs of the laboratory experiments or internships that beyond the university’s arrangements should be self-afforded.

2) Monthly living allowance is granted to the students at the following rates (CNY per month):

– Doctoral degree students: CNY 2,000

– Master’s degree students: CNY 1,700

3.Scholarship students shall receive their monthly living allowance after registration. New students who register before the 15th (15th included) of the registration month will get the full amount of living allowance of that month, and those who register after 15th will get half the amount of that month. Upon graduation, students will get a living allowance for another 15 days after the graduation date set by the university. The allowance will be terminated from the following month after students suspend, terminate or complete their studies at the university. Monthly living allowances cover school holidays. Scholarship students who missed the monthly living allowance during holidays may be reimbursed upon their return on campus. The allowance will be suspended for at least one month for those students who do not register on time without permission from the university, who are on leave for non-health reasons, or are absent from the university for over a month.

4) A Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Program for International Students inChinais provided for the scholarship students inChinain case of hospitalization for serious diseases and accidental injuries. Please link www.lxbx.net to find the details.

  Application Materials

Applicants shall submit the following application materials to the Admissions Office (postgraduate program) of the International College of Zhejiang University by post or in person.

1. Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University, pasted with a recent photograph (white background, 35mm×45mm in size).

Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the Student Login first (link ), then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system.

2. Application Form for Zhejiang University Scholarship, pasted with a recent photograph. Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the Scholarship Applicants Login first (link), then print and sign.

3. Form for Provisional Acceptance of International Student by ZJU Professor, (download). (If any)

4. Highest degree certificates, which must be original documents or notarized copies. If applicants are university students, they shall provide an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

5. Academic transcripts, which must be original documents or notarized copies. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

6. Photocopies of language (Chinese or English) proficiency certificates. Applicants for Chinese-instructed programs must provide the photocopy of HSK certificate. Applicants for English-instructed programs must provide the certificate of TOEFL or IELTS test score. (Not required for English native speakers)

7. A photocopy of passport.

8. Personal statement, in Chinese or English, should include study and work experience, reasons for application and study proposal.

9. Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors, in Chinese or English. (Professors’ signature, contact phone number and email address must be put on the letter.)
10. Published academic papers or other academic achievements. (If any)

11. Remittance receipt of the application fee (RMB 400 yuan). (Bank account)

Note:

The incomplete application materials will not be processed.

Application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the result of the application.

Mailing Address (for application materials sent via courier service):

Office of Management for Postgraduate Students, International College, Room 229, 231, No. 31 Dormitory, Yuquan Campus,Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Mailing Address (for application materials sent via postal office):

Office of Management for Postgraduate Students,

International College,
P.O. Box W-99, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University,Hangzhou,China Post Code:310027.

Tel.:+86-571-87953101  or  87952848

Note:

1. The application package should be labeled “Application for Zhejiang University Scholarship 2017”

2. To ensure receiving your application materials successfully, it is advised not to submit application materials during the University’s winter vacation (from Jan 25 to Feb. 25, 2017).

Admission 

Zhejiang University will examine all the application materials. Decisions for granting the scholarships will be made on the basis of the applicant’s competitiveness, academic record and other preset standards. List of Scholarship awardees is expected to be announced in middle of July or later.

Additional Notes

1.Scholarship students must go through the Study Review each semester. The scholarship will be terminated if the student fail in the Study Review.

2. The Zhejiang University Scholarship’s period is the same with the study period on the Admission Notice and CAN NOT be extended.

3. Scholarships of the students who suspend their studies due to illness or for other reasons will not be reserved.
4. The International College of Zhejiang  University is responsible for the interpretation of the scholarship granting procedures and regulations.

Application deadline: May 20,2017

For more informations Official webpage for this scholarship

Apply Now: MTNN Graduate Development Programme 2017 for Nigerian Graduates (Closes May 24th 2017)

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be taken at (country): Nigeria

 

Fields of Study: 

  • Electrical Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Physics Electronics
  • Information  & Communication Technology
  • Telecoms Engineering
  • Mechanical/Industrial Engineering

Type: Job, Other Opportunities

Eligibility: 

Minimum of a second class upper degree (2:1) or HND upper credit from a Nigerian or foreign institution in any of the following field(s) of study above.

Age and Experience

  • Age limit:26 years
  • Must have completed National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Intermediate proficiency level in Microsoft Suite applications

Attributes

  • Customer Focus
  • Fast learner
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Proactivity & self-motivation
  • Willingness to work in any assigned functional area/location

Skills

  • Digitally savvy, result-oriented and innovative
  • Strong numerate and analytical skills
  • Strong inquisitive skills
  • Continuous learning and adaptability to new technologies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex data
  • Ability to keep up with current developments and trends
  • Excellent relationship-building and teamwork capabilities
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and accept challenging responsibilities
  • Ability to work under pressure

Behavioural Competencies

  • Must exhibit MTN Values of: Leadership, Innovation, Relationships, Integrity, and a Can-Do attitude.
  • Must exhibit MTN Vital Behaviours: Complete Accountability, Get It Done, Active Collaboration, and Complete Candour.

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Job Conditions

  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • Open Plan Office
  • High performance culture
  • Valid international passport

Number of Positions: Not specified

How to Apply: Apply

Application Deadline: 24th May 2017

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award  Provider:  MTN Nigeria

 

Scholarship Alert: 100% LNI MBA Scholarships At American University Of Beirut, Lebanon

The Lebanese Nigeria Initiatives (LNI) is offering scholarship opportunities to Nigerian students who wants to obtain a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program at American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

This scholarship program covers tuition, housing/board allowance and travel expenses while LNI will arrange all Visa and immigration procedures.

Eligibility

– Applicants must be Nigerians

– Applicants must have completed their bachelors degree program at any recognized Institution.

– Applicants must meet all admission requirements into the American University of Beirut for the MBA Program.

– Applicants must have good academic records.

Application Process

The mode of application is online. Click here to apply

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this scholarship program is on 4th June 2017

For More Information Visit The Scholarship Website

Scholarship Alert: 2017 Leeds College Of Art Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications are invited for the Principal’s International Scholarship Program which is awarded to International students who wants to undergo an undergraduate or postgraduate program at Leeds College of Arts, UK

This scholarship program is worth between £2,000 – £3,000 and will be provided to successful applicants.

Eligibility

– Applicants must be International students.

– Applicants must have applied for a course of study at Leeds college of Arts, UK.

– Applicants must have excellent results from previous educational programs.

Application Process

Interested applicants are advised to download and completely fill in the application forms.

Undergraduate Application Form

Postgraduate Application Form

Completed forms should be sent to international@leeds-art.ac.uk.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this scholarship program is on 26th May 2017

For More Information Kindly Visit The Scholarship Webpage

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