The IEEE International Symposium on Women in Services Computing (WISC) 2022 will be awarding a total of 12 scholarships, as we continue our mission to support women pursuing technical educations. Candidates must be attending an accredited engineering or computer science institution. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the scholarships, excluding past awardees.

The IEEE WISC Scholarship Program started in 2021 as a cornerstone of our commitment to growing the technical community of women in services computing all over the world. The scholarship program is sponsored jointly by IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES), IEEE Technical Community on Services Computing (TCSVC), and CCF (China Computer Federation) Technical Committee on Service Computing (TCSC). 2021 awardees and their respective acceptance speech videos (hosted by the YouTube channel of IEEE Computer Society) are available at the URLs below:



We will begin accepting applications on April 15, 2022.
Application Packet

Please carefully review the information below for application details. Applications will only be considered if all the materials are complete and submitted to: wiscscholarship@gmail.com by the June 15 deadline.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email wiscscholarship@gmail.com


April 15, 2022: Scholarship Application Process Opens
June 15, 2022: Scholarship Applications DEADLINE
July 7, 2022: Award Notifications
July 12: Awardee announcement at the IEEE WISC symposium


  • Name and contact information of student (including email, phone and home address)
  • Short bio (maximum 200 words)
  • Personal statement (limit of 500 words)
    * Include Academic /Technical interests, contributions to the community etc.
  • Transcript(s). All transcripts must be in English and legible. If the grading system is not easily understood, please clarify. (e.g., A grade = xxxx, B grade = xxxx, etc.)
  • At least one recommendation letter
    * Please ensure your name and email address are included in the recommendation letter, as well as your relationship to the recommender
    * Limit 1 page
  • Completion of the IEEE SERVICES 2022 Consent and Release Form for public distribution of award acceptance speech. [add link]

All scholarship awardees will be given a complimentary one-day registration pass to IEEE SERVICES 2022 on July 12, the day the WISC Symposium is held under the hybrid event model, supporting both in-person and remote participation. All awardees must attend the announcement ceremony and accept their awards at the Symposium. Excusable absence request must be submitted and approved in time to avoid awardee revocation.


General Chair
Kaoutar El maghraoui, Principal Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Program Chairs
Bouchra Bouqata,Senior Machine Learning & AI Scientist, Amazon Robotics
Shubhi Asthana, Senior Research Software Engineer, IBM Almaden Research Center
Àngela Nebot, Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Scholarships Chair
Lorraine Herger, IBM Retiree and Former Director of AI Infrastructure, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Publicity Chair
Manar Abu Taleb, Professor and Chair of Research Outreach Department at University of Sharjah

Committee Members
Houda Chakiri, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Al Akhawayn University Ifrane
Chen Wang, Research Staff Member, Container Cloud Platform, IBM Research
Bhavani Thuraisingham, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and the Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute, University of Texas at Dallas
Ruchi Mahindru, Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Research and Master Inventor, IBM Research
Mercy Bodarky, Program Manager, Research IT Security & Compliance, IBM Research
Misbah Mubarak, Senior Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Yousra Aafer, Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo

Honorary General Chairs
Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University
Rong N. Chang, IBM Research, TJ Watson Research Center
Jianwei Yin, Zhejiang University
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan
Shangguang Wang, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications

Leadership for Africa (Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal): Master’s Degree Scholarships in Germany


The scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal at higher education institutions in Germany. In times of conflicts and displacement in various African countries, this programme intends to contribute to the education of future leaders, who will be essential for the further development of their home countries. “Leadership for Africa” offers scholarships for Master studies in Germany to qualified applicants in all fields of study except for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Arts and Architecture. All “Leadership for Africa” scholarship holders benefit from a complementary training programme in good governance, civil society and career development. The mandatory programme must be completed in addition to the regular studies.

Who can apply?

The programme targets two groups:
1) Highly qualified refugees who hold refugee status and fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Holding refugee status in their host countries, being granted before April 18th, 2022
  • Country of asylum must be either Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application

2) Highly qualified graduates from Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal who fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Citizenship of either Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal
  • Country of residence is Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application

Please note:

  • With a Degree in Medicine, you can apply for Public Health or Biomedical Master related programmes only. A Master programme in Medicine is not eligible for funding.
  • For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes (see separate DAAD scholarship offers in the scholarship database).

What can be funded?

The scholarship includes:

  • Language course (2-6 months) in Germany before the start of the university studies
  • Tuition-free M.A. or M.Sc. degree programme at a public or state-recognized university in Germany starting in the winter term 2023 (September/October 2023)
  • Additional mandatory training programme LEAD!

Duration of the funding

Generally, selected candidates will start their German language course in April 2023 and take up their studies at a German institution of higher education by approx. October 1st, 2023. The duration of funding is determined by the standard period of study of the chosen programme. In general, Master’s programmes require two years of full-time study.



  • If necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) in Germany before the start of the study programme, including the coverage of the test fees for a German language certificate (TestDaF or DSH test), pocket money and accommodation. The DAAD decides whether to fund participation and for how long depending on German language skills and project. Participation in a language course is compulsory if the study programme is taught in German.
  • Additional mandatory training programme LEAD!
  • Monthly scholarship rate payments of 861 EURO
  • Adequate health, accident, and private/personal liability insurance in Germany
  • Travel allowance
  • Yearly study allowance
  • If applicable, monthly rent subsidy and monthly allowance for accompanying family members (spouse and/or children)


A pre-selection will take place based on the submitted application documents. Only complete applications with all mandatory documents will be considered. Preselected candidates will be invited to an (digital) interview with an independent selection committee of university professors.
In addition to previous achievements in school and university, language skills and the general motivation, the main selection criterion is a convincing description of the planned studies in Germany and the suitable choice of study programmes in the DAAD form “Study course profile”.
To ensure equal opportunities, social criteria such as special life circumstances, migration background or students from non-academic families can play a role. Criteria such as social engagement about which you can provide information in the application form are also considered.

For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to the Important Scholarship Information, Section E.


African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) Fully Funded Scholarship

( African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) at the REDEEMER’S UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA calls for application in a  FULLY FOUNDED POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM for female regional students in  (MSc and Ph.D.) course in Genomics and Molecular Biology, Flight tickets, Accommodation, Research, Projects, and Monthly stipends. for more details and the application process visit  www.acegid.org/admissions.

World Bank/Government of Ghana WACWISA Masters and PhD Scholarships 2021/2022 for African Students

West African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture (WACWISA) at the University for Development Studies, Ghana is accepting applications for Master’s and PhD programmes under the World Bank African Centre’s of Excellence Impact (ACE Impact) Project…

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021. 12:00 mid-night GMT

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Ghana

About the Award: The Scholarship Award Scheme (SAS) is provided by the Government of Ghana (GoG) and the World Bank (WB) to support promising African students to pursue Masters (MSc/MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) study programmes in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering and to conduct related research in the West African sub-region in particular and the Africa Region at large. Enrolled students will be supported to develop international experience in one or more of the WACWISA’s international partners’ laboratories and field stations. The need for highly skilled trained professionals is very paramount, given the issues of water scarcity and the development of functional and efficient irrigation infrastructure at the Africa regional level, needed for the intensification of agriculture, increased productivity and food security.

The selection of beneficiaries of the Scholarship Award Scheme (SAS) shall be subject to the maintenance of a high-grade academic performance during the coursework, successfully development and defence of research proposal during the first 6 to 12 months of the programme and high-level performance of progress of students.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: Applicants should:

  • Meet the standard University for Development Studies Admission requirement for both local and international students.
  • Apply for the Masters/Doctor of Philosophy programme in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering at the University for Development Studies.
  • Submit an official/certified academic transcript from the previous University of study and a certified copy of academic certificates, with official English translation provided where necessary.
  • For the Masters programme, candidates must have the following qualifications:
    • MPhil Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – A Bachelor’s degree (honors) or equivalent with at least a Second-Class Upper Division in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation and Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, Hydrology and Watershed Management and Engineering, Agricultural Technology, Soil Science or related fields.
    • MSc/MPhil Environmental Management and Sustainability – A Bachelor’s degree (honors) or equivalent with at least a Second-Class Upper Division in Natural Resources Science and Management, Biology, Agriculture, Development Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies/Science or related fields.
  • For the PhD programme, candidates must have a minimum qualification:
    • PhD Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – Research-based Masters degree or equivalent in related field (Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation and Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, Hydrology and Watershed Management and Engineering, Agricultural Technology, Soil Science).
    • PhD Environmental Management and Sustainability – Research-based Masters degree or equivalent in related field in Natural Resources Science and Management, Biology, Agriculture, Development Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies/Science.
  • Practical field training/experience in irrigation and drainage or Environmental Management and Sustainability related activities is an added advantage.
  • Masters applicants MUST submit a three (3)-page and PhD five (5)-page maximum research proposal which shall contain a research topic, background, problem statement and justification, objectives, materials and methods and expected results.
  • All applicants shall submit a two (2)-page statement of motivation outlining their fitness for the study programme and benefit of the training to their home country and Africa in general.
  • All applicants to the Masters or PhD programmes must submit two (2) academic letters of reference and one (1) professional letter of reference.
  • Provide a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) – maximum two (2) pages
  • All shortlisted applicants shall be interviewed.
  • Applicants must be less than 35 years for the Masters programme and less than 40 years for PhD
  • Be nationals of and resident in Africa.
  • Provide a copy of Identity Card (ID) or Bio-data page of National Passport

Note: Female candidates in the West-Africa sub-region are particularly encouraged to apply.

  1. Language Requirement

The program training language is solely in English. Francophone candidates with proven evidence of competence in English are encouraged to apply. However, the program will, based on merit, provide a ten (10) weeks certificate language competency training (English only) to selected Francophone candidates prior to the start of the academic year.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The scholarship is tenable at the University for Development Studies, School of Engineering and shall cover the following:

  • Tuition, Research and Learning Costs

The scholarship will cover the official University fees for Masters students (24 months) and PhD students (36 months) at the University for Development Studies, School of Engineering. This will include: tuition, registration, examination, matriculation, Student Identity Card, ICT and library. These will be payable to the University for Development Studies.

  • Monthly Stipend

The scholarship includes a monthly stipend to cover accommodation, living expenses, health insurance and other personal incidentals.

  • Research Costs

This research cost will cover transport, field data collection, software, and other student project related costs.

  • International Placement/Mobility Costs

Students may be supported and placed in international laboratories of partner institutions for the conduct of research where need be and to expose them to the international setting to gain international experience. This will cover travel cost in a return economy class ticket and living expenses for a period of between three (3) to six (6) months.

  • Note: Full scholarship is available to Non-Ghanaian students only

Duration of Award: The program duration is 18 months for MSc, 24 months for MPhil and 48 months for PhD

How to Apply: Applicants should submit full complement of documentation to wacwisa@uds.edu.gh and copy director_wacwisa@uds.edu.gh with a subject line “WACWISA Masters and PhD scholarships”

All applicants must also submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at the University for Development Studies, Tamale – Ghana available at www.uds.edu.gh

For further information, please contact the following:

Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Shaibu
West African Center for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture
University for Development Studies
Tamale, Ghana.
Email: sganiyu@uds.edu.gh

Mr. Bernard Alando
West African Center for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture
University for Development Studies
Tamale, Ghana.
Email: alanben@uds.edu.gh


Doctoral scholarship for Research Programme


West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

With funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

2021 Admissions into PhD Programme In

Climate Change and Human Habitat


I write at the instance of the Director, WASCAL CC&HH, to inform you that a Call for Applications for Full Scholarship; PhD programme in Climate Change and Human Habitat 2021 Admissions at Federal University of Technology, Minna.

The applicants will be fully sponsored and exposed to teaching by cross-cultural academics from West Africa and Germany

4 months in either Lome, Togo (to learn the French language) or Cape Coast, Ghana (to brush up their English language);

Monthly stipend of 350 Euros,

Research grant worth 8000 Euros

And 3 – 6 months stay in Germany for research analysis etc).

There is even a 5 minutes video clip on the programme at the end of the call for applications, so the applicants can begin to farmiliarize themselves with this opportunity.

Please, help share with your contacts and any interested in a PhD programme in Climate Change and Human Habitats.


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Applications to University of Tsukuba 2021-22 scholarships are open

Do you want to study abroad in The Land of the Rising Sun? Here’s your chance to bag a scholarship to study at the University of Tsukuba in Japan! The University of Tsukuba is one of Japan’s top public institutions. The university is ranked ninth in the Japan University Rankings 2021 and among the world’s top 500 universities, according to Times Higher Education.

The university is ranked ninth in the Japan University Rankings 2021 and among the world’s top 500 universities, according to Times Higher Education. Its location in Tsukuba Science City means students are just 45 minutes from Central Tokyo. The University of Tsukuba offers students a pleasant, safe, green environment to complete their studies.

There’s plenty of allure to study in Japan. For starters, the country is famous for its sakura (or cherry blossoms), delectable sushi, bullet trains, hot springs, and festivals, making it an exciting study abroad destination. The country is considered a safe place to live and study, and boasts of a low crime rate. If your interest is piqued, here’s what you need to know about this scholarship:

What is it?

The University of Tsukuba is calling for additional recruitment in April for applications for privately-financed international students who wish to receive scholarships through university recommendation for the 2021-22 academic year.

The university notes on its website that the call for next year’s scholarships via the university-recommendation route occurs once a year in July. This, however, is additional recruitment is exclusively for new students who were admitted and students who were taking a leave of absence from last July. 

“The above-mentioned students are strongly encouraged to apply this time after carefully reading the application guide,” said the university. Limited scholarships are available for students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level.

Who’s eligible for the scholarship?

International students who hold a status of residence of “Student”, undergraduate, graduate and research students are eligible to apply.

When’s the deadline?

April 14, 2021. For more details, click here.

When will an announcement be made?

Only applicants selected by their respective universities will be notified of the result by their Academic Service Office. Students can expect to hear the results between the end of April and June 2021. 

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


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.


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.


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.


  1. PhD
  2. Master

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


  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)


  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.


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


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.


  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.


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)
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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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.



Fall of 2021

Programme Intensity

Full-Time duration



Delivery Mode

On Campus

Tuition Fees

RMB 95,000 RMB per annum


Yes. The selection is based on merit.

Application deadline

30 April 2021 at 24:00 (Beijing Time) 


  • 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.


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



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.


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. 


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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.  


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 


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 


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 


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!