Application fee in scholarship application


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Dec 2, 2009

Application Fee

The Scholarship application process is very expensive. The entire process requires a lot of resources like financial resources, time, internet access, determination and so forth. You need to take high risk in order to yield positive results.

In order to apply and get full scholarship, I kindly advise you to apply to more than 25 scholarship programs. There is extensive scholarship competition, and there are thousands of people are applying for the same. For that case, be strategic when applying with regard to your financial resources. If you do not have enough money for the application fee, apply many universities in Europe where no application fee. And when you apply in the United States, make sure you apply more for those which do not require the application fee first then others which need application fee. In that way, you will manager to apply many scholarship programs and you will be in a position to get more than one opportunity and choose the best scholarship on the basis of cost-benefit analysis and cost-effective.

MAKULILO, Jr.California, USA
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Monday, November 8, 2010
Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies
Joan B Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego
The Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing peace as human development. The goals of the Program are: 1) to produce graduates who are capable of relating disciplinary and cross-disciplinary theories of peace and justice to real world problem-solving involving regional and international conflict; 2) to foster scholarly agendas that examine the dynamics of justice and peacebuilding; and, 3) to facilitate faculty and student interaction and development across disciplines and academic units at USD, as well as in the community. Students in the prgoram can benefit from the School of Peace Studies' two institutes: the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Trans-Border Institute.
Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies
Entrance Semesters: Fall (August)
Application Deadline: February 15, 2011 (2011/2012 academic year)
Minimum Grade Point Average: 3.00 (4.00 scale) in all undergraduate course work
Standardized Admission Test: Graduate Record Examination* (GRE) General Test only
Required Course Work: None
Required Licenses/Credentials: None
Additional Requirements: 3 Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement
TOEFL exam for international students
* may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director
Application Completion - Application Packet available from USD's Office of Graduate AdmissionsOn your application indicate if you are applying for the 12-month or 17-month track:12-month track - A minimum of three years experience relevant to the field of peace and justice17-month track - Additional Requirements : None
Financial Aid and Tuition
All students accepted into the Peace and Justice Studies Program are eligible to be considered for the Gandhi Fellowships and the Joan B. Kroc Scholarships in Peace and Justice Studies.Application for program admission constitutes application for these fellowships and scholarships.Awards are determined by faculty committee.Students selected for Gandhi Fellowships will receive a minimum of $11,500 applied to tuition.Gandhi Fellows will be involved in various activities in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Trans-Border Institute in collaboration with USD faculty and Institute officials.The Gandhi Fellowships and other financial aid are offered to permit full-time study
Contact Information
For more information
On the Master's Program - Contact: On how to apply - Visit Graduate Admissions:
Lee Ann Otto, Ph.D.Associate Dean, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 260-7921
Fax: (619) 849-8109Email: office located in Serra Hall, Room 202. Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.Contact and mailing information:University of San Diego
Office of Graduate Admissions
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego , CA 92110Phone: (619) 260-4524
Fax: (619) 260-4158
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MA & PhD in Peace Studies (University of Notre Dame)


Notre Dame's Kroc Institute is one of the world's principal centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace. Faculty conduct research on war, genocide, terrorism, ethnic and religious conflict, and violation of human rights; teach students earning degrees in peace studies; and contribute to on-the-ground peacebuilding worldwide.

You can also find information about the doctoral, master's, or undergraduate programs in peace studies by visiting the degree programs section of the website.

When you're ready, you can apply to the master's program in peace studies or apply to the Ph.D. program in peace studies.

Visit to get more details and apply soon

California, USA

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Recommendation Letters

You are required to submit at least three recommendation letters. It is advisable that your recommenders (references or referees) should be either your professors and/or employers/supervisors in your work.

These letters describe applicant's qualities in academic field and working environment. The letters should emphasize more on positive qualities. If the letters describe that applicant is not capable of pursuing studies in that particular field, even if applicant has higher GPA will not be considered for scholarships. In that case, make sure your recommender is the person who really knows you, you trust him/her and is having a good intention towards your success.

The Recommendation Letters should be professional recommendation. In that sense, the letters should not be written with a family, friend, colleagues at work or relative on personal basis.

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The Statement of Purpose is also known as Motivational Letter or Statement of Intent. It is a vital tool in your application as it helps a lot when determining whether or not you strong candidate and be given scholarship.

Each scholarship program has its own goals and objectives. Organizations, institutes and governments when sponsoring a certain scholarship program have their own goals and objectives. In other words, there is no "free money" as funders know for sure their mission, goals and objectives set are met by looking suitable candidates

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Master in Systems Biology
Deadline: 15/11/2010 for non-EU, and 31/03/2011 for EU member states
Open to: applicants with bachelor's degree in relevant field
Fund: full

The Erasmus Mundus master's programme in Systems Biology (euSYSBIO) is a cooperation between KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH), Instituto Superior Tecnologico in Portugal (IST) and Aalto University school of Science and Technology in Finland. It is a two-year Master's programme including compulsory mobilty for the students. Students enter at KTH or Aalto University and continue in the second year at one of the other two institutions.

The euSYSBIO programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from two different European countries and a double degree from two universities.

More detailed information about the Erasmus Mundus master's programme in Systems Biology
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
International Master in Rural Development
Deadline: 31/12/2010 – non-EU
Open to: Bachelor/Master interested in Rural Development and Agricultural Economics, EU and non-EU
Scholarship: Erasmus Mundus

Are you a Bachelor/Master interested in Rural Development and Agricultural Economics ?

Interested in a multi-disciplinary and mobile training in Europe, on a EU scholarship ?

Are you seeking a further specialisation through an International Masters Degree ?


The joint International Master in Rural Development (IMRD), part of the European Erasmus Mundus program, offers the opportunity to study the European vision on rural development in its diversity of approaches and applications, on a scholarship provided by the European Union (as of 2010-2011 also for European students).
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Friday, October 15, 2010
Global Studies – A European perspective
Global Studies – A European perspective

Deadline: 01/12/2010
Open to: applicants with bachelor degree in Social Sciences or Humanities
Fund: full

The Master Course ‘Global Studies – A European perspective' is an interdisciplinary, research-based Master offered by a consortium of five European universities:
* Roskilde Universitet
* London School of Economics and Political Science
* Universität Leipzig
* Universität Wien
* Uniwersytet Wroclawski

The European Master in Global Studies is a two year's Master and divided into four phases (two winter and two summer terms). The Course is modularised and integrated: All students are supposed to study at year one at one of the European partner universities (London School of Economics, Roskilde University, University of Leipzig, University of Vienna, University of Wroclaw) and for the second year at a different European partner university. Furthermore European students have the possibility to spend one semester at the non-European partner universities.

For specific info about the studying programme click here.

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Swiss Government scholarships for University
Swiss Government scholarships for university, fine arts and music schools for foreign students for the academic year 2011-2012

Deadline: each country has its own application deadline
Open to: graduate students (pre and post doctoral Research Fellowships, or Master degrees)
Scholarships: the value depends on the student origin

The Swiss Government awards a range of scholarships to foreign students through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS): university scholarships (Swiss universities and Federal Institutes of Technology), arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts) and scholarships for universities of applied sciences (UAS).

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Friday, September 10, 2010
The International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)
Erasmus Mundus - IMESS Scholarships

The International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) is an established two-year double degree Masters programme, taught in English and offered by a consortium of leading European universities headed by UCL - London's research and teaching powerhouse and one of the top five universities worldwide (THES–QS 2009). IMESS draws on an unparalleled pool of resources to offer the definitive Masters course focusing on the economies, states and societies of Central and Eastern Europe.

The programme, recognised for its excellence by the European Union's Erasmus Mundus Programme, offers three distinct study tracks, reflecting the unique multidisciplinary expertise of the consortium institutions. The study tracks are:

* Politics and Security
* Economics and Business
* Nation, History and Society

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Master in Economic Development and Growth (Spain, UK and Sweden)
The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Economic Development and Growth-MEDEG is a full-time masters programme organized by a consortium including three top-class European Universities:

Universidad Carlos III Madrid - Spain (coordinating institution) University of Warwick – United Kingdom University of Lund - Sweden

MEDEG lasts two academic years, includes 120 ECTS (60 ECTS/year), and consists of 14 or 16 course modules (depending on the two different mobility schemes available) delivered through a combination of lectures, classes, tutorials and essay writing with individual supervisors

10 (ten) Category A scholarships for students citizens of a Third country (with the exception of Turkey and Western Balkans)

2 (two) Category A scholarships for students citizens of countries belonging to the so-called "Western Balkans and Turkey Window"

8 (eight) Category B scholarships for students citizens of member states of the European Union

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VLIR-UOS Scholarships

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries so that they can follow a master or training programme in Belgium. These scholarships cover all related expenses. Every year, VLIR-UOS awards up to 180 scholarships to first-year master students and 70 scholarships to training participants.

All programmes are specifically designed for people in positions of responsibility in civil society (e.g. universities, schools, NGOs, local communities, governments).

The target group for master programmes comprises students from developing countries. Training programmes are tailored to people from developing countries with a certain degree of professional experience.

Although these programmes are primarily oriented towards students and professionals from developing countries, they are also open to other people.


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Dec 2, 2009
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