Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP). Deadline : March 31, 2012.
The Joint Japan World Bank Group Scholarships Program is receiving scholarship applications. The scholarship provides full tuition, living expenses, and air tickets for mid-career professionals to earn Master’s Degrees from world-class institutions in development-related subjects. The program is primarily targeted to people in the public sector, but others working in development-related fields are encouraged to apply.

Submission deadline : March 31, 2012.

New Apps for Climate Competition. Deadline : March 16, 2012.

On December 2nd, 2011 the World Bank Group announced the launch of a new “Apps for Climate” competition, to discover extraordinary ways to use open climate data. The competition encourages scientists, software developers, development practitioners and others to create applications that use open data to help solve the development problems that climate change poses. It aims to promote innovative use of open climate data – for example, through apps that help understand and manage weather-related disasters, to agriculture, food and water supplies, rising sea levels and other climate related development challenges.

Detailed rules are available on the competition website but developers should make some use of the World Bank’s data resources on climate change – including data on climate systems, exposure to climate impacts, resilience, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy use – available from a dedicated page. Some of these data are used in the World Bank’s Climate Change Knowledge Portal, which includes visualization tools depicting temperature and rainfall scenarios to the year 2100 and links users to more than 250 climate indicators and to risk profiles for 31 countries.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winning entries. Apps must be submitted by March 16, 2012.

For more information please visit

One World scholarship program for developing countries at Austrian universities. Deadline : end of May each year.

The Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are interested in development policy and who have come to Austria on their own initiatives, in order to complete their education.

Students can apply for the scholarships by using the application form between the middle of March till the end of May each year.

Australian Development Scholarships and Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships 2012. Deadline: 30 Apr 2012.

The 2012 round for Development Awards (Australian Development Scholarships and Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships) opened on 1 February and will close on 30 April 2012.

For the 2012 round please note that all applications must be on-line. No hard copy applications will be accepted.

To be eligible to apply for ADS/ALAS, y ou must:

– be a Vietnamese citizen residing in Vietnam at the time of your application.
– not hold citizenship or permanent residence status in any other country.
– not be married to or engaged to/or be de facto of a person who holds or is eligible to hold citizenship or permanent resident status in Australia or New Zealand.
– have completed a formal undergraduate degree (for Masters applicants) or a Masters degree (for PhD applicants).
– belong to one of the following 3 Profiles and meet the related requirements (see FAQ 5 for details): 1) Local Government Officials & people working on development issues; 2) Central Government Officials; 3) Tertiary Education Institution Lecturers (including TESOL) & Researchers.
– commit to return to work in Vietnam for at least two years after you finish your Australian course.
– not hold or have held an Australian Government-funded scholarship (e.g. Endeavour Award) in the preceding two years, at the time of application.
– have at least two years relevant recent work experience in Vietnam, except for Disadvantaged Applicants (FAQ 6) who are required to have at least 12 months relevant work experience (evidence of work experience must be provided on application).

If you are a former AusAID scholar you can not apply for another long-term AusAID scholarship unless you have returned to and resided in Vietnam twice the length of the total time that you were in Australia under the AusAID scholarship.

Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2012 – Art Contest – Youth, skills and work – What skills do you need to create a better future? Deadline: 1 Apr 2012

Be creative and express yourself in our artwork contest!

Theme of the contest: Youth, skills and work: What skills do you need to create a better future?

The artwork should illustrate ideas linked to youth, education, skills and the world of work. Some related questions are:

– Are young people leaving school with the skills they need to survive and thrive in society?
– How can we make sure that all young people – especially those who face disadvantages – get a chance to learn job skills?
– Are employers and governments doing their best to match up skills and jobs?
– How can education help young people avoid unemployment – or being trapped in low-paid, insecure work?

Feel free to take a look at and be inspired by the blog “Youth, skills, work” where young people are debating these issues:

The winning artwork will be used for the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report on youth, skills and work.

The submission may be artwork of any size (between A5 and A3 or equivalent). Submissions can be in the form of photos, drawings, paintings, computer-generated images etc. Submissions can be in electronic format or on paper. Each artwork should be accompanied by a short artist biography and description of the work in relation to the theme of the contest. If electronic files only are submitted, a high-definition version (in PDF or JPEG) is required. We would prefer the artwork to be accompanied by a standard to high-resolution PDF file in A4 format for viewing by the jury.

The first prize is a trip to Paris, France, including accommodation, to participate in an event publicizing the artwork and meet with the GMR team. The international jury will also select two honorable mentions from the entries. The artwork of the winner and a jury selection will feature in an on-line gallery, including short biographies of the artists. Selected winning entries will also feature in the 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report, Summary and other outreach materials.

To be eligible for the prize, you must be aged between 18 and 24 years during the period of this competition (1 February 2012 to 1 April 2012). Proof of identity will be required from all finalists.

Please send your artwork plus the completed Registration Form in either electronic or paper format. You may submit in both formats.

Deadline: The competition closes at 18.00pm (Paris time) on 1 April 2012.

OECD Global Youth Video Contest 2012: Education and Skills – what are the big issues today? Deadline: 31 Mar 2012

What are the big issues in education today?

Learning the right skills to get a job,
Bridging the ‘digital divide’,
Tackling inequality in access to education and training,
Inspiring creativity and innovation,
… or something else?

Are you aged between 18 and 25 years old and have something to say about the subject? Make a short video (3 minutes max.) and tell us what you think! And you could be on your way to Paris!

Deadline for entries – 31 March 2012

To find out more visit:

‘MyView’ Video Contest on Renewable Energy. Deadline: March 23, 2012.

My View is a micro documentary competition for anyone who wants to be seen and heard.

You make a 1 to 5 minute digital film all about renewable energy, we’ll get the world to watch it and you can win major cash prizes.

Your film can be in any digital video format – you can even use your mobile phone. We accept films in any genre, including but not limited to animation, documentary, drama, experimental, art, testimonial, etc.

Videos can be in any language, though contestants are strongly encouraged to include subtitles and a full length script in English, in order to facilitate public outreach and the contest process.

The deadline for ADB’s ‘MyView’ video contest has been extended until 23 March 2012 to give aspiring filmmakers more time to submit entries on the topic of ‘Energy for All’ – and a chance to win a share of $10,000 in prizes.

OFID Scholarship Award 2011/12 – Deadline is May 28, 2012.

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2012. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support two students or candidates for Master’s degree studies. The applicant may be from any developing country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies.


– Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
– Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
– Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
– Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2012, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
– Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries below)
– Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

The application deadline is May 28, 2012.

Westminster International Scholarships. Deadline: 31 May 2012 (Hard copies of the application must be received by the deadline).

Amount: Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Eligibility: You must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree. Apply for scholarships only after you have been offered a place (conditional or unconditional) on a course at the University of Westminster.

Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

These generous awards are aimed at fully funding you if you are from a developing country and will study a full-time Masters degree at the University. Particular preference will be given to you if you can demonstrate how the knowledge you acquire from your studies will aid the development of your own country.

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships. Deadline: 25 March 2012.

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from the listed countries (Vietnam included). About 120 scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden, starting in August 2012. The scholarship covers both living costs and tuition fees.

Please note that in order to apply for a Swedish Institute Study scholarship the student must first be admitted to a Swedish university/university college via, an online application service for study programs in Sweden. The application period for study programs opens 1 December, 2011.

The application period for Swedish Institute Study scholarship will be March 14-25, 2012.

Scholarships – Higher education in Denmark

2012 Taiwan Scholarship

In an effort to encourage outstanding international students (excluding students from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding and friendship between Taiwan and countries around the world, the Ministry of Education (MOE) awards outstanding international students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Taiwan by awarding each recipient of the Taiwan scholarship.

Taiwan Representative Offices provide application information and establish selection requirements in accordance with these guidelines and directly process applications in coordination with local government agencies, schools, educational and cultural institutions. Scholarship application information (including selection criteria, scholarship types and quotas, application process, application period,) is provided in both Chinese and the local languages by January 31st of each year.

Successful candidates should submit a copy of their letter of admission to their local Taiwan Representative Office for verification by June 30th of each year; should candidates fail to submit this letter within the specified time period, the candidates must submit a written explanation and request verification from their Representative Offices. Failure to be admitted into a university/college will result in a suspension from the Scholarship Program. Failure to submit documents within the specified time period will result in disqualification, and the candidates on the waiting list will be offered a scholarship. The list of recipients must be finalized no later than July 31st of each year.

University of Twente Scholarship

University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from non-EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente.

Deadline for application: 15 December and 15 March each year.

Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) – significant increase of fellowships and awards

VEF expects to award approximately 60 (previously 45) fellowships and 15 (previously 3) awards to Vietnamese nationals to begin graduate studies and to further develop professional skills in the United States in the fall of 2013.

VEF seeks highly qualified applicants interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or master’s degree at leading universities in the United States in the major disciplines of sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), mathematics, medicine (such as public health, epidemiology, and immunology), engineering, and technology (including information technology). Fields include the basic sciences, such as biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as agricultural science and computer science. Priority will be given to applicants, whose field of study focuses on climate change (environmental sciences) or on nuclear energy, provided that all other qualifications are equal.

Please note that VEF only accepts online applications.

1. Fellowship Program: Bringing Vietnamese nationals to the United States for graduate degree programs

a. Fellowship Program, Cohort 2012, Process B:

Application Timeline: From 10:00 am, January 20, 2012 to 10:00 am March 8, 2012 (Vietnam Time).

b. Fellowship Program, Cohort 2013, Process A:

Application Timeline: From 10:00 am, February 10, 2012 to 10:00 am April 10, 2012 (Vietnam Time).

No. of fellowships available/year: Up to 60 fellowships.

2. Visiting Scholar Program, Cohort 2012 (Academic Year 2012- 2013): Funding Vietnamese nationals, who already hold a doctorate, to further develop their professional skills via studies, research, and/or observational activities in the United States.

Application Timeline: From 10:00 am, December 5, 2011 to 10:00 am February 10, 2012 (Vietnam Time).

No. of Grants Available/Year: Up to 15 grants.

For more information, please visit VEF website at

Scholarships for training and master programmes in Flanders, Belgium

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from Africa, Asia and Latin-America to follow a training or master programme at a Dutch speaking university or university college in Belgium. The eligible training or master programmes are taught in English. They are designed for people in positions of responsibility in civil society.

The scholarships cover all related expenses. For application, please visit the website of the training or master programme. You can apply for a scholarship from October 2011 (master programmes) or November 2011 (master programmes organised at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and all training programmes).

The deadline for application for the master programmes: 1 February 2012; for training programmes: check the programme websites.

For more information, please visit

Chinese Government Scholarship program

Asian Development Bank: Japan Scholarship Program

The Japan Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.

This program is for citizens of ADB’s developing member countries, not older than 35 years old.

Applications must be received at least 6 months prior to commencement of studies.

For more information, please visit

University of Cambridge, Masters in Conservation Leadership

The MPhil in Conservation Leadership is a full-time one-year master’s degree course, aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. Scholarship programs are available for 2012 entry.

The Miriam Rothschild Scholarship Program in Conservation Leadership has been established to support students from less developed and developing countries that are rich in biodiversity, to attend the MPhil in Conservation Leadership. The number and size of these scholarships will vary from full scholarships, to partial scholarships that cover specific aspects of the funding package required by students.

Closing date is 30 March 2012.

For more information, please visit and

Hayek Fund for Scholars

The Hayek Fund for Scholars makes strategic awards of up to $750 for career enhancing activities such as; presentations at academic or professional conferences, travel to academic job interviews, travel to and research at archives or libraries, participation in career development or enhancing seminars, distribution of a published article, submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers.

Applications are accepted all year round.

For more information, please visit

Orskov Foundation – Small Grants

Orskov makes grants of up to £2,500 to support agriculture in developing countries. One category of grants supports university students in agricultural studies related to poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability. The second category of grants is for community-based agriculture on a revolving-fund basis.

This program is for graduate students and communities in developing countries.

Applications are welcome from 1 October to 31 December 2011.

For more information, please visit

Women in Business Challenge

A business plan competition for women in emerging markets to support women entrepreneurs in starting or growing their businesses. BiD Network sources and selects business plans of small and medium sized enterprises in emerging markets. BiD Network offers tools to the best entrepreneurs, paving the way for them to access finance.

Applicants must be a woman and country of business must be a developing country.

Competition deadline is 15 April 2012

For more information, please visit

Hayek Fund for Scholars

The Hayek Fund for Scholars makes strategic awards of up to $1,000 for career enhancing activities such as; presentations at academic or professional conferences, travel to academic job interviews, travel to and research at archives or libraries, participation in career development or enhancing seminars, distribution of a published article, submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers.

Applications are accepted all year round.

For more information please visit

SEARCA Travel Grants

SEARCA provides Travel Grants to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals and social scientists, including graduate students in an effort to reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of agricultural competitiveness and natural resource management toward food security and poverty reduction in the region. Travel Grants provide financial support of up to a maximum of US$1,200 to qualified applicants presenting scientific papers in international or local scientific fora.

This grant is open to Southeast Asian nationals who are staff members of a development-oriented institution or a graduate student of a reputable university in Southeast Asia.

Travel Grant applications are evaluated on a quarterly basis in the third week of the last month of every quarter. The application letter and supporting documents must, therefore, be submitted on or before the second month of the quarter preceding the evaluation.

For more information please visit

Asian Youth Fellowship (AYF) – Japan Foundation Asia Center; Japan Foundation – Tokyo

The Japan Foundation offers scholarships for Asian students to study the Japanese language, who wish to study at graduate schools in Japan and have strong wish to contribute to regional cooperation after obtaining a masters or Ph.D. degree. The objective of AYF program is to nurture human resources for the regional cooperation and development of the area, as well as to promote and enhance friendship and mutual understanding among Asian countries.

Deadline: Continuous