Malaysia International Scholarship, 2021-22 (Master & Ph.D)

WHO CAN APPLY

1. MOHE cordially invites graduates (full time Master/ PhD) from the following nations for the Academic Year of 2021/2022:

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Cambodia
  3. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  4. Philippines
  5. Indonesia
  6. Laos
  7. Myanmar
  8. Singapore
  9. Thailand
  10. Vietnam
  11. Kingdom of Morocco
  12. Palestine

2. Application deadline: 30th April 2021.

HOW TO APPLY

1. All applications must be submitted through our online application system via the link https://biasiswa.mohe.gov.my/INTER/

2. All documents below are COMPULSORY and to be uploaded via online application system
   (scanned and save as in PDF format):

  1. Application form;
  2. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (minimum of 6 month’s validity);
  3. A certified copy of Academic Transcript;
    • Record of all the courses taken throughout the degree programme must be reflected in the academic transcripts;
    • Applicants must submit transcripts of their undergraduate studies; and
    • Applicants must submit an official document issued by the applicants’ alma mater describing the university’s grade system. If an applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile. Documents must be certified.
  4. A certified copy of English Language Proficiency;
  5. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees (e.g. lecturer, supervisor or immediate superior, etc.)
  6. Curriculum Vitae; and
  7. Research Proposal.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must COMPLY to the following criteria:

  1. Not be more than 40 and 45 years of age for Master and PhD respectively.
  2. For Master’s Degree Program, applicants should obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 at Bachelor Degree level.
  3. For PhD Program, applicants should obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or very good result at Master’s degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study.
  4. Proof of English Language Proficiency:
    1. Scanned copy of the original proof of English Language Proficiency such as IELTS (minimum total score 6.5); or TOEFL internet-based test, iBT (minimum total score of 92); or
    2. Applicants obtaining Degrees with English as medium of instructions may also be accepted (evidence is a prerequisite).
  5. Submission of a written proposal with minimum of 1,000 words that is relevant to the field of studies.

LEVEL OF STUDY

  1. PhD
  2. Master

*Full time postgraduate students [(Master/ PhD) courses] for the Academic Year of 2021/2022*

LIST OF UNIVERSITIES

  1. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  3. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  4. Universiti Malaya (UM)
  5. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  6. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM)
  7. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  8. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  9. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  10. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)
  11. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  12. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
  13. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  14. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  15. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  16. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  17. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
  18. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)
  19. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
  20. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  21. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
  22. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  23. Multimedia University (MMU)
  24. International Centre For Education In Islamic Finance (INCEIF)

BENEFITS OF MIS

  1. This scholarship is limited to tuition fees and monthly living allowance of RM 1,500.00 per month.
  2. Successful applicants are expected to independently arrange their travel to Malaysia (non-financial provisions). Travel expenses will not be provided by the Government of Malaysia.
  3. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses in Malaysia.

AREAS OF STUDY

Priority will be given to the following areas of study:

  1. Science and Engineering
  2. Agriculture and Fisheries
  3. Economics and Islamic Finance
  4. Information and Communication Technology
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Biosecurity and Food Safety
  7. Infrastructure and Utility
  8. Environmental Studies
  9. Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy

* Applicants may choose any related course within the areas mentioned above

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  1. High-level academic achievement.
  2. The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.
  3. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

TERMS AND CONDITION

  1. Scholars must undertake full-time study for postgraduate programs at the selected Higher Learning Institutions (Please refer List of Universitites). It is the responsibility of the scholars to confirm admission to the university.
  2. Scholars must not change their programme during tenure of the scholarship except with written permission from the university and the Ministry of Higher Education.
  3. Scholars must follow the approved programmes and abide by the university’s rules, regulations and codes of conduct.
  4. Any suspension from the university will result in immediate suspension of award. Monthly allowances are not payable during suspension.
  5. It is the responsibility of successful candidates to apply and meet the requirements for the issuing of an appropriate entry visa including medical examination. The offer of the scholarship does not guarantee the granting of a visa. Further information and application details are available at https://visa.educationmalaysia.gov.my.
  6. Scholars must maintain satisfactory progress and good standing as stipulated by their host university or the scholarship will be withdrawn.
  7. The scholarships are tenable in Malaysian Universities and research must be carried out in Malaysia.
  8. Scholars are not allowed to take any paid employment during their tenure unless with written approval from the host university.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For further inquiries regarding MIS scholarship;
please contact: SCHOLARSHIP DIVISION Ministry of Higher Education
Level 2, No 2, Tower 2 Jalan P5/6, Precinct 5 62200 Putrajaya

Phone: +603-8888 1616 (Hotline) / +603-8870 6368 (8.30 am- 4.30 pm Malaysia time / Monday – Friday)
E-mailinternational@mohe.gov.my
For any technical assistance regarding MIS application form; please submit your e-mail with screen-shot to : international@mohe.gov.my

Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarships at the University of Sydney, Australia 2021

A postgraduate research scholarshipShareThis scholarship supports outstanding higher degree research students with their studies.

Highlights

ValueEligibilityOpen dateClose date
VariousInternational studentAccepted into PhD or master’s within the Faculty of ScienceWeighted average mark (WAM) of at least 8513 May 2020
(round 1)13 December 2020
(round 2)
30 November 2020
(round 1)30 April 2021
(round 2)

How to apply

Please note only applicants who have applied for admission to commence in 2021 will be considered for this scholarship. 

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate.The scholarship will also cover academic course fees, the Student Services Amenities Fee and overseas health cover (OSHC).

See terms and conditions for details.

Who’s eligible

You must:

  • have offer of admission for full-time studies in a master’s by research or doctor of philosophy (PhD)
  • be currently enrolled either
    • the final year of at least a four-year bachelor’s degree in science or relevant discipline area,
    • an equivalent degree at a non-Australian university, with at least 25% of the final year of the degree being a research component
  • have achieved a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) equivalent to a grade of 85
  • not be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
  • apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset and Stipend scholarship.

Note: Applicant must not be in receipt of an alternative scholarship that also provides tuition support and/or a primary stipend allowance.

PhD Programme in Global Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – School of Humanities and Social Science

Qualification Type:PhD
Location:Shenzhen – China
Funding for:UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount:¥95,000 or £10,451.90 (converted salary*) per annum
Hours:Full Time
Placed On:12th March 2021
Closes:30th April 2021

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen)was founded in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval by the Ministry of Education. It strives to explore a new path of higher education featured by strong connections to both China and the world. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the purpose to provide top-quality higher education and foster an enriching research environment. It is CUHK-Shenzhen’s mission to cultivate innovative talents with a global perspective, Chinese cultural traditions and social responsibilities. 

FACULTY INTRODUCTION

The School of Humanities and Social Science, one of the leading schools in CUHK-Shenzhen, has a diversity of high-quality and well-organized graduate programmes in various research areas. At present, it attracts the best talented academic staff and provides students with four exciting post-graduate programmes: Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting Studies, Master of Arts in Global Studies, Master of Science in Applied Psychology and Master of Arts in Simultaneous Interpreting. The School’s mission is to educate and train innovative and forward-thinking social science talents, and to become a leading school of social science nationally and internationally. 

PROGRAMME INTRODUCTION

The Advanced Institute of Global and Contemporary China Studies (GCCS) in the HSS at CUHK-Shenzhen plans to start its PhD programme in Global Studies in the Fall of 2021. With its solid and enriching research resources, the programme is seeking for innovative and forward-thinking social science talents globally with a range of research focuses, including international relations, international security, international political economy, global governance, international organization, comparative politics, Chinese political economy and other related areas. The programme aims to equip students with interdisciplinary and independent analysis skills, capability of critical thinking and creativity, global and innovative mindset, which enable students to be professionals at top research universities or leading industries.

DETAILED FACTS:

Starting

Fall of 2021

Programme Intensity

Full-Time duration

Languages

English

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Tuition Fees

RMB 95,000 RMB per annum

Scholarship

Yes. The selection is based on merit.

Application deadline

30 April 2021 at 24:00 (Beijing Time) 

CURRICULUM AND CREDIT REQUIREMENT

  • For PhD students, minimum of 27 units are required from the following lecture courses with 4 required courses in Group A (12 units) and 15 units of elective courses in Group B.

Lecture Courses Group A

Advanced Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Global Studies

Social Science Research Methods

Advanced Seminar on the Theories of Global Studies

Graduate Seminar on Critical Thinking and Social Science Research

Lecture Courses Group B

Theories & Practice of International Relations

International Economics & Business

Development Economics

International Organizations and Global Governance

International Security Affairs

Foreign Policy Decision Making

Global Finance & Monetary System

Economic Statecraft & Negotiations

International Environmental Governance

Global Natural Resource Management

Population, Urbanization and Sustainable Development

  • In addition, students must take research courses on thesis writing, academic presentation, research ethics, etc. and attend related seminars delivered by faculty members/invited guests and academic workshops and conferences during their studies at the programme.
  • Students in the PhD stream need to attend a candidacy examination. A student with a master degree who fails to pass the candidacy requirement within the maximum pre-candidacy period is required to withdraw from PhD study; A student without a master’s degree who fails to pass the candidacy requirement within the maximum pre-candidacy period is allowed to switch to MPhil study.

STUDY MODE AND STUDY PERIOD

The study mode is full-time for all streams of the programme. The study period for different streams is summarized below:  

Degree

PhD

Maximum Pre-Candidacy Period

entering with a research master’s degree – 24 months

entering without a research master’s degree – 36 months

Normative Period

entering with a research master’s degree – 48 months

entering without a research master’s degree – 60 months

Maximum Period

entering with a research master’s degree – 72 months

entering without a research master’s degree – 84 months

For detailed unit requirements, please contact us.

GENERAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

For the PhD programme, the applicant shall have:

  • education background in international relations, political science, public administration, economics, sociology or other social science-related subjects;
  • a Master’s degree from a recognized university; or graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B”; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.
  • fulfilled the English Language Proficiency Requirement as specified below:

The applicant should either:

  • possess a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations:
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Exam (AS Level)
  • Hong Kong Higher Level Exam; or
  • achieve Level 4 or above in the English Language subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; or
  • completed a degree programme for which the medium of instruction was English, and the CUHK(SZ) Graduate School may request applicants to provide additional supporting documents to prove their English proficiency; or
  • submit one of the following original score reports/ certificates for assessment by the Programme concerned:
    • TOEFL (not lower than 550 paper-based; 213 computer-based; and 79 internet-based)
    • IELTS (Academic) (not lower than Band 6.5)
    • GMAT (Verbal, not lower than 21); or
  • have obtained a recognized professional qualification awarded in Hong Kong or an English speaking country. 

CONTACT US

Telephone:      (86) 0755-84273180, 84273173

Email:             chenrubing@cuhk.edu.cn

Address:       TB545, Teaching B, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, 2001 Longxiang Boulevard, Longgang District, Shenzhen, China.

PhD Positions in Condensed Matter Physics

Masaryk University – Department of Condensed Matter Physics

Qualification Type:PhD
Location:Brno – Czechia
Funding for:UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount:Not Specified
Hours:Full Time
Placed On:4th March 2021
Closes:20th April 2021

Type of Cooperation: PhD fellowship (more information on PhD study programmes at the Faculty of Science here

Expected Start Date: negotiable (approx. September 2021) 

Application Deadline: 20 April 2021  

About the Workplace 

The PhD student will join our research activities in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics. Experiments will be performed using the unique equipment of CEITEC Nano Infrastructure, the national joint research infrastructure of the Central European Institute of Technology of Brno University of Technology and Masaryk University (see http://www.nano.ceitec.cz).  

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with nine faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students. As a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing, our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education. 

Faculty of Science, a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences.  

Positions 

1)  Field of Experimental Nano-Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 

Thesis Topic: Investigations of Nano-scaled Ferromagnetic Semiconducting Oxides for Spintronic Applications 

Supervisor: Hoa Hong Nguyen, PhD 

Contact: hong.nguyen@mail.muni.cz 

Description 

The aim of the study is to verify the role of oxygen vacancies and defects in introducing room temperature ferromagnetism in various pristine Semiconducting Oxides in nanoscale. By down scaling semiconducting oxides, under appropriate conditions that may create oxygen vacancies/defects, room temperature ferromagnets can be obtained. This may allow one to manipulate the spins and charges simultaneously in the same device. We propose to study the effect of introducing additional carriers and lattice defects on the ferromagnetic properties of thin films of undoped oxides. The investigations will exploit the element selectivity of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism to detect changes in the spin polarization caused by the presence of extra charge carriers due either to x-ray irradiation or to dopant impurities. We expect these studies to shed new light on the mechanisms of d0-Ferromagnetism.  

Desired Skills and Experience 

Hands-on experience in experimental laboratories, being familiar with equipment in Physics and/or Chemistry Labs should be preferable. 

2)  Field of Experimental Study of Topological Insulator Materials 

Thesis Topic: Structural and electronic investigations of topological insulator thin films 

Supervisor: Ondrej Caha, PhD 

Contact: caha@physics.muni.cz 

Description 

Topological insulators have a unique electronic band structure of surface states. These states have spin-momentum locked dispersion caused by time-reversal symmetry or mirror symmetry for topological insulators and topological crystalline insulators, respectively. The time-reversal symmetry can be broken by the magnetic field; thus, ferromagnetically doped topological insulators are of great scientific interest for the possible electronic and spintronic application. The other materials to be studied are thin films and quantum wells of topological crystalline insulators. The quantum well changes the electronic structure of the topological surface states due to changing the inversion symmetry protecting the topological surface states. 

Desired Skills and Experience 

Experience in en experimental laboratory, preferably in Solid State Physics. 

3) Field of Experimental Study of Soft Condensed Matter and Organic Semiconductors  

Thesis Topic: Investigations of Thin Films of Organic Semiconductors on Graphene  

Supervisor: Jiri Novak, PhD 

Contact: novak@physics.muni.cz 

Description 

The Ph.D. research will be focused on the preparation and structural characterization of thin films of organic semiconductor molecules (OSMs) on graphene. The studied systems serve as channels in future optoelectronic devices based on OSMs, where graphene may be used as an electrode. In these devices, the structure of the molecular layer plays a defining role in the device performance. The OSM films will be prepared using organic molecular beam deposition in ultra-high vacuum and characterized by x-ray scattering/diffraction and atomic force microscopy. An important subject of the study is the relation of the thin film structure with the initial growth, i.e. structure and morphology of the first few molecular layers, which will be determined by low energy electron diffraction and microscopy (LEED and LEEM, respectively). Selected analytical techniques will be applied in-situ during the growth or during the post-growth annealing either in the home laboratory or at synchrotrons. The goal of the research is to get insight into the relation between the film growth parameters (e.g. substrate temperature) and the film structure and morphology. 

Desirable but not essential skills and experience: an experience with computer-aided simulations, molecular materials, x-ray scattering techniques, or measurements at synchrotron facilities  

Required Skills and Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in either Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, Physical Chemistry or Chemistry of Solids. 
  • A well-organized person and a team player. 
  • Good communication skills (oral and written) in English.  
  • High level of commitment to complete the PhD studies 

How to Apply  

Please send your curriculum vitae, cover letter with a concise summary of your previous research activities, and contacts of two persons who might provide references to the supervisor. 

Detail information   

Selection Process 

Received applications will be continuously reviewed and carefully considered. Shortlisted applicants meeting the requirements will be invited to an interview.   

Please note that your application does not substitute an official admission process to Ph.D. studies at SCI MUNI. Details including discussion about the research topic, required documentation or formalities will be a subject of the interview with successful candidates. Only upon the informal pre-agreement with potential future supervisor, a formal application for PhD studies at Faculty of Science, Masaryk University can be submitted. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!  

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is a life-changing leadership journey.

The leadership development programme

Our programme is built on our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and a belief that leadership begins with inner transformation. We aim to keep Nelson Mandela’s legacy alive by equipping young African leaders with the competence and courage to transform the continent into a place where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. Our programme is delivered primarily through a series of week-long residential workshops which you will attend during your time in residence.

 Financial support

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship offers comprehensive funding for the core costs associated with your studies. It covers tuition for a one-year Honours degree or a two-year Masters degree in any field at a recognised South African institution of higher education. This includes tuition and registration fees, allowances for study materials, research, and medical aid, accommodation and meals, personal allowance and economy class travel to and from your home country to your South African university at the beginning and end of your degree. You will also receive a personal allowance.

The above scholarship is now open and will be closing by 20/04/21. Kindly us the link below  to apply.
https://www.mandelarhodes.org/scholarship/apply/