Month: February 2021

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (Fully Funded to the United States)

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The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission Nigeria invites applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in U.S. universities and colleges.

The FLTA program is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges. The program also gives an opportunity for participants to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States by engaging in non-degree studies while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at U.S. colleges and universities. Becoming a participant carries with it a great responsibility. Along with their studies, participants teach language courses, supervise language labs and lead language table discussions. They may also act as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extra-curricular activities, guest speakers in civilization courses, head of language clubs, houses, tables and much more.

Grant Benefit:  The grant covers the grantee’s round trip airfare to the U.S., a settling-in allowance, monthly stipend, housing allowance, health insurance, and tuition scholarship for their coursework. Provisions will be made for participants to attend a Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation in the United States prior to beginning their program. During the FLTA program, fellows are also invited to participate in special Fulbright enrichment seminar and conference for professional development and networking opportunity.

Note: The grant does not cover travel of family members; hence grantees will not be allowed to travel with spouse and children or relatives to the United States even at their own expense.

Field of Study:  Competition is open to applicants who major in English Language, Education, Hausa, Yoruba, Linguistics and Languages

Eligibility Requirements

To be qualified for this program:

  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Nigeria, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the government of Nigeria. He or she must be residing in the country at the time of application
  • Applicants must be graduates who have received their bachelor degrees in English language, Education, Linguistics, Yoruba, Hausa and Languages
  • Applicants must be teachers of English Language or Yoruba or Hausa in Nigerian secondary schools, colleges or universities. Proven years of teaching experience are mandatory
  • Applicants must have the endorsement of their employer
  • Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and high level of English proficiency as demonstrated by a minimum score of 90 in the Internet Based TOEFL test.
  • Applicants must have at least a credit in Yoruba language in WAEC/NECO
  • Applicants must have an in-depth knowledge of Yoruba or Hausa culture and current events in Nigeria. They must have sincere interest in teaching Hausa or Yoruba language and culture to students in the U.S.
  • Applicants must have leadership skills and the ability to motivate students in an emphatic manner
  • Applicants must clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, creativity, professionalism, flexibility, and a willingness to learn
  • Applicants must be ready to become a cultural ambassador interested in meeting people and becoming part of community events and campus activities
  • Applicants must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home
  • The FLTA program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers.  Applicants that are found to have plagiarized in their application will be disqualified

Application and Instructions: The application and instructions can be found at  https://apply.iie.org/FLTA2021

  • Applicants should log onto the website, enter an e-mail address and create a password. Please remember this password because it will be used throughout the application process.
  • Applicants are strongly advised to read the instructions preceding the application carefully.
  • All applicants must fill out the application forms completely and attach their supporting documents online (3 letters of references, Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended and writing samples.)
  • Essays should address the program goals and include future plans of teaching English language in Nigeria.

Hard copies of official academic transcripts should be forwarded to our office by regular mail.

For YORUBA Please address the envelope to the Fulbright Program Officer, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.

For HAUSA Please address the envelope to the Cultural Affairs Assistant, U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja

Applicants with specific questions not addressed by the online application instructions may e-mail them to Nigeriafulbright@state.gov

Note: The Fulbright program is a popular program, the Public Affairs Section will ONLY NOTIFY SHOTRTLISTED

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Application deadline: June 1, 2021

2021/2022 Fully Funded Singapore International Graduate Award Scholarships in Singapore

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The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS or SUTD. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NTU, NUS or SUTD.

Singapore is the gateway to some of the fastest-growing economies in the Asia Pacific region. And with SINGA, you can pursue your PhD education in Singapore, establish global links and take your research career to greater heights.

SINGA fosters a vibrant and culturally diverse research community of international students. You’ll be working in a multi-cultural environment alongside distinguished and world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities.

Pursue your PhD education in Singapore with SINGA and take your research to greater heights.

Research areas under the PhD Programme fall broadly under two categories:

  • Biomedical Sciences; and
  • Physical Science and Engineering.

More information on:

A*STAR Supervisors and Projects

NTU Supervisors and Projects

NUS Supervisors and Projects

SUTD Supervisors and Projects

Please note that you will be required to indicate your choices of supervisor in the application form.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open for application to all international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Good reports from academic referees

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive.

A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

COVERAGE

The award provides support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including:

  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of S$2,000, which will be increased to S$2,500 after the passing of the Qualifying Examination
  • One-time airfare grant of up to S$1,500*
  • One-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000*

Estimated cost of living in Singapore

 Item  Per Student Per Month (S$)
 Food  University Canteens  250 – 350
 Meals outside Campus  450 – 600
 Accommodation (based on a single room)  On – Campus*  400 – 700
 Transport Expenses (local)  100 – 150
 Other Expenses (stationary, laundry, toiletries, recreation, etc.)  400 – 500
 Total Estimated Cost of Living  1,400 – 2,000

*Priority for on-campus accommodation is usually given to first year students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1. Browse PhD Research Projects

Go to Research Areas to browse the projects you are interested in.

2. Documents Required
Do prepare the following documents in advance before applying.
Note: Do NOT mail any hard copy documents to SINGA Office. All necessary documents are to be submitted online.

a. Valid Passport
b. A recent passport-sized photo (in .jpeg or .png format)

3.Transcripts & Reports
ALL transcripts need to be in English translation
Mandatory

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts.
Bachelor’s Degree certificate(s) / scroll(s) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred.
2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees).

Optional

GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results. However, do note that you may be requested by the university to submit satisfactory scores as part of the university admission requirement.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please read the important information below.

a. Please ensure that the information you provide during account registration in the application portal is accurate, as the information will be used for verification upon your first log-in.

b. Please ensure that you apply for the correct scholarship – “Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)” – in the application portal after logging in.

c. Please do NOT mail any hard copy documents to the SINGA Office.

d. Please submit your applications as early as possible. This will provide ample time for your referees to submit their online recommendation reports before the application deadline, as only applications with 2 recommendation reports will be processed.

e. Please check and ensure that all data you have entered in the online application form is correct and accurate before you submit the application. Amendments to the application will NOT be possible after it is submitted.

Apply now via this link here!

Submission deadline for January 2022 intake: 1 June 2021 (2359hrs GMT +8 Singapore time)

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 12 weeks from the application closing date.

Application Deadline:1 June 2021 (2359hrs GMT +8 Singapore time)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

2021 International Student Scholarships at George Brown College in Canada

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The International Student Scholarships aims to support international students who want to be part of the undergraduate or master’s degree program at George Brown College.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be an international student
  • Applicants must display financial need
  • Applicants must meet the entire English language requirement of the college.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2021

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Undergraduate and Master’s degree

Value of Awards: Tuition-fees

Number of Awards: Not Specified

Method of Application: Applicants must take admission in the bachelor or master’s degree coursework at the university.

2021 OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Internship Program

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The OPEC Fund offers an Internship Program enabling students from diverse academic backgrounds to experience work with an international organization.

The Internship Program runs for between two and six months and is designed to:

  • Provide a framework to support students assigned to any OPEC Fund department so that the focus remains on enriching the student’s experience;
  • Provide an immersive experience so that students gain practical experience of working for an international organization; and
  • Provide the opportunity for students to understand the OPEC Fund’s vision, mission and related values.

Interns are assigned to different departments/units depending on their interests and qualifications, and according to departmental needs. The Internship Program offers opportunities to focus on one or more of the following: public sector operations; private sector and trade finance operations; grants; financial management; risk management; strategic planning and economic services; internal audit; human resources; administration; communication; legal services; and information technology.

Work assignments undertaken by interns may include:

  • Conducting research;
  • Writing documents;
  • Organizing information; and
  • Assisting employees with their day-to-day work.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be between 19 to 25 years of age and enrolled in an undergraduate program (having completed at least two years) or graduate program. Alternatively, applicants may be recent graduates, having graduated a maximum of one year before the application deadline.

Applicants must be:

  • Proficient in English. Knowledge of an additional language (e.g. French, Spanish, Arabic) is an asset;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office);
  • Keenly interested in the work of the OPEC Fund;
  • Able to demonstrate cultural awareness; and
  • Able to demonstrate the OPEC Fund’s core values (Integrity, Empowerment, Excellence, Innovation, Community).

Method of Application

Candidates must submit:

  • The online application form;
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • A copy of their university diploma or equivalent, or an original letter of confirmation from a university/school certifying the applicant is / was an undergraduate student;
  • A copy of their most recent university transcripts, showing the cumulative GPA or equivalent; and
  • A short statement in English (about 150-250 words) outlining their motivation for applying.

Successful candidates must be able to present a valid health or medical insurance policy for Austria or a similar certificate proving he / she will be fully covered from a medical perspective for the duration of the program.

Due to a large volume of applications, the OPEC Fund will only enter into further correspondence with shortlisted candidates.

Please keep in mind:

  • All applications must be in English;
  • Please upload the statement and transcripts under the ‘Additional documents’ section of the application form; and
  • Please answer all the questions on the application form.

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