Monday, April 29, 2013

Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution

Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution


Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution

 How to apply

Interested candidates must apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships through their local Rotary club. Use the Club Locator to find Rotary club contact information. If your hometown doesn't have a Rotary club, try entering the names of nearby cities. You also can try searching for Rotary club websites. If you have difficulty finding or contacting a Rotary club in your area, contact Rotary Peace Centers staff for assistance.

Fellowship types

Applicants can choose from two Rotary Peace Fellowship options:

Master's degree Professional development certificate
Six centers, seven universities One center, one university
15- to 24-month course 3-month course
Study timelines differ according to each university's schedule Two sessions per year (January-April and June-August)
Up to 10 new fellows at each center each year; up to 60 fellows per year Up to 25 new fellows in each session; up to 50 fellows per year
Two- to three-month practical internship during summer break Two to three weeks of field study incorporated into curriculum
Building the leaders of tomorrow Strengthening the leaders of today

Eligibility criteria

  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
  • A bachelor's degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement
  • A minimum of three years' combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master's degree) or five years' relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate)
  • Proficiency in a second language (master's degree) or in English (professional development certificate)
  • Strong leadership skills

Individuals applying immediately after obtaining an undergraduate degree are generally not strong candidates for Rotary Peace Fellowships. People with disabilities and members of Rotaract clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Individuals who previously participated in the Ambassadorial Scholarships program, or were  Peace Fellows  in the professional development program at Chulalongkorn University,  Bangkok, Thailand, are required to wait a minimum of three full years before applying for a master's degree fellowship. 

Individuals who participated in the Rotary Peace Centers master's degree program are not eligible for the professional development program at Chulalongkorn University. 

The following people are ineligible for master's degree Rotary Peace Fellowships but may apply for the professional development certificate on an exception basis:

  • Active and honorary Rotarians
  • Employees of a Rotary club, RI district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
  • Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in the categories above
  • Former Rotarians and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of resignation)

Such individuals, if accepted, will be responsible for paying for all program-related costs, health insurance, and airfare.

Application process

The fellowship application and selection process consists of three levels: club, district, and world. There is no limit to the number of qualified candidates a club and/or district may submit to the world competition.

Club level

Individual Rotary clubs initially screen and select fellowship applications to forward to the district level for competition. Club deadlines may be as early as March or as late as June for Rotary Peace Fellowships and vary by club district deadlines.

District level

Districts must allow sufficient time for interview and selection in order to meet the 1 July deadline for candidate submission to The Rotary Foundation. Because application deadlines vary by club and district, applicants must contact their local clubs and districts for specific deadline information.

World level

Each Rotary district submits candidates' applications to the Foundation on or before 1 July. The world-level selection committee includes Trustees-appointed Rotarians and representatives from the university partners. The Foundation will inform candidates and districts about final selection decisions in November.

For more information, contact your local Rotary club or the Rotary Peace Centers Department at The Rotary Foundation.

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Learn about the Rotary Peace Centers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

IHRP - Mahidol University: Be Part of Southeast Asia’s First and Best Known Human Rights M.A. Programme!

Be Part of Southeast Asia's

First and Best Known Human Rights M.A. Programme!

Call for Applications: Masters in Human Rights. IHRP, Mahidol University, Thailand.
Deadline: May 30, 2013.
The MA in Human Rights at the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) at Mahidol University, Thailand is the longest running graduate degree program in Human Rights in Asia, and offers unique opportunities to understand how human rights currently are promoted and protected in the region.
This year the IHRP will offer a limited number of partial fee-waver scholarships to outstanding candidates. The partial fee waiver will reduce up to 50% of the fees for coursework units. To qualify for the fee waiver applicants must have:
  • Outstanding academic records
  • Research proposal or interest in an area of relevance for human rights promotion and protection in Southeast Asia
Applicants who wish to apply for a partial fee waiver must note this in their cover letter for their application.
The MA program involves two semesters of coursework (running from August-December (1st Semester) and January to April (2nd Semester), followed by a semester of individual research under academic supervision. Graduates of the program will have excellent research skills for human rights work, alongside a thorough and contemporary knowledge of Human Rights theory and practice. Graduates of this program work in a wide variety of organizations such as international organizations, international NGOs, University programs, and civil society sectors.
Students will be trained in researching for human rights, and must undertake a research project which contributes to human rights practice. The program is especially suited for people who want skills in the applied knowledge of human rights work, and who have an interest in researching human rights issues directly. The Institute takes research practice very seriously, as it is committed to develop the quality of research in human rights in the Asian region.
The application form can be downloaded from the homepage of the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University:

For more information: 
for those in Thailand, call: +6624410813 loc. 1116 (look for Khun Cherry)
The applications will be reviewed in Early June for the academic year beginning in August, 2013.
For possible scholarships from Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

How to Apply for a Harvard Degree?

Thank you for your interest in Harvard College. We know there are many fine colleges and universities from which to choose, and we are happy that you are looking closely at the exciting opportunities available here in Cambridge.

When to Apply:

You may apply to Harvard under either our Early Action or our Regular Decision program. Designed to provide freedom and flexibility for our applicants, both options allow students to compare admission and financial aid offers from other institutions and to wait until May 1 to make a final college choice.

  • Early Action candidates apply by November 1 and receive notification by December 15.

  • Regular Decision candidates apply by January 1 and receive notification by April 1. While the final deadline is January 1, it would be very helpful to us to receive your application by December 15 so that we can create your admissions file as early as possible.

    For more information about whether to apply to Harvard (or other colleges) under Early admission, please refer to the next page.

    Testing Requirements:

  • While Harvard honors the College Board's Score Choice program and allows you to submit tests taken as late as January for consideration, we advise Regular Decision candidates to complete and submit at least one component of the required tests (SAT, ACT with Writing or two College Board Subject Tests) by the end of November. This will allow us to begin our evaluation process for those submitting applications by December 15.

  • For Early Action candidates, we hope to receive all testing results by the end of October, but students are still eligible to apply using the November series. Those results will arrive in time for consideration without the need and expense of "rush reporting."

    General Application Tips:

  • Keep copies of all materials submitted and ask your teachers to do the same. Materials can be lost in the mail.

  • Supplementary materials or portfolios may be submitted, but you should do so only if you have an unusual talent. Such materials are neither required nor expected as the required components of the application provide ample basis on which to make our decisions. Because we cannot return materials, applicants should send only duplicates.

  • Write about what matters to you. There are no "right" essay topics and no "right" answers.
    The answers to many questions about admissions requirements and deadlines are included on the following pages. For an expanded list

    of frequently asked questions and their answers, please consult the FAQ index on our website:

    Each admission decision is made without any regard for a candidate's financial need — a policy we call "need-blind admission." Indeed the Admissions Committee may respond favorably to evidence that a candidate has overcome significant obstacles, financial or otherwise. Once an applicant is admitted, we create an individual financial aid package that will enable any aid applicant's family to meet the cost of attendance. Providing financial access to Harvard for every admitted student is one of our highest priorities.

    We hope you will take every opportunity to explore whether Harvard might be a good match for your academic, extracurricular and personal interests. Advice from your college counselor, your family and the many publications on college admission may help, as might a visit to Cambridge or a conversation with one of our more than 12,000 alumni/ae who help us recruit students in all 50 states and around the world.

    Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you during the admissions process. Best wishes for a happy and productive year.

    Applicants Outside the United States

    If you are applying from a school outside the United States, you should follow the same procedures and timetables as candidates applying from schools within the U.S. Below are a few special notes.

    Testing Requirements

    Even if you are submitting the results of your school leaving exams (e.g., A-levels, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, etc.) you must submit the results of the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT (with Writing, if avail- able), as well as the results of two SAT Subject Tests by the appropriate deadline.

    A candidate whose first language is not English should ordinarily not take the SAT Subject test in his or her native language as one of the two required SAT Subject Tests. All students are encouraged to submit addi- tional Subject Tests (which may include one in a student's first language),

    Students are not required to take the TOEFL unless they do not have access to other standardized tests.


    While we try to make interviews widely available, it is not always possible to arrange one abroad. No candidate is at a disadvantage if an interview cannot be arranged. Please see our website to determine whether an interview is possible in your home country.


    We appreciate the effort that many applicants make in providing the Admissions Committee with a translation of the recommendations submitted on their behalf. We ask, however, that any translations include the name of the translator and that the original untranslated reports be submitted as well.

    Application Fee

    You may pay online by credit card via the Common Application or the Universal Application websites. Please be sure that your credit card has been activated for Internet transactions.

    If paying by check, international applicants should send us the application fee in the form of a foreign draft—a check in U.S. dollars that is drawn through a U.S. bank, which is generally available at most foreign banks.

    To send the fee to us via wire transfer, please send an e-mail to college@ and we will send instructions on how to do so. Please be sure to include your full name, date of birth and name of high school in your message.

    For More Information

    To request missing forms or other information, you may contact us through our website international/ or via e-mail:

    All Applicants

    Harvard Admission Policy

    Harvard University makes all decisions concerning applicants, students, faculty and staff on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Harvard's educational objectives and institutional needs.

    Discriminating against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability unrelated to course requirements is inconsistent with the purposes of a university and with the law.

    Misrepresentation of Credentials

    Occasionally, a candidate for admission will make inaccurate statements or submit false material in connection with his or her application.
    In most cases, these misrepresentations are discovered during
    the admission process and the applicant is denied admission. If a misrepresentation is discovered after a candidate has been admitted, the offer of admission normally will be withdrawn.

    If a misrepresentation is discovered after a student has registered, the offer of admission normally will be revoked and the student will be required to leave the College. If the discovery occurs after a degree has been awarded, the degree normally will be rescinded.

    The determination that an application is inaccurate or contains misrepresentations rests solely with the Admissions Office and will be resolved outside the student disciplinary process.

    Application Content Verification Service

    Please be aware that Harvard, like most schools, uses outside companies to help process, review, and collect data for applications. For this purpose we share application materials and information with them. Examples of such outside companies include the Common Application and Universal College Application, transcript request services, and services that review materials for plagiarism. These companies in many cases will retain the application information in their databases. We also share application information with our alumni interviewers.

    Financial Aid Timetable


    Please review the financial aid application instructions found on the Prospective Students section of our website.http://www.fao.fas.harvard. edu/

    Early Action Applicants

    November 1, 2012: Submit the initial components of your financial aid application, following the instructions found on the Prospective Students section of our website. Even if you may not have access to your final 2012 tax information by this time we ask that you use the best available estimated figures.

    Regular Decision Applicants

    February 1, 2013: Submit the initial components of your financial aid application, following the instructions found on the Prospective Students section of our website. Even if you do not have access to your final 2012 tax information by this deadline we ask that you use the best available estimated figures.

    All Financial Aid Applicants

    March 1, 2013: Final deadline for all financial aid application materials, including 2012 tax and income documentation. 

    Application Checklist

    Requirements for All Applicants:
    Official score report from the SAT Reasoning test or ACT with

    Writing component

    Official score reports from two SAT Subject Tests

    Common Application or Universal College Application

    Harvard Application Supplement

    Application fee of $75 or a request for a fee waiver

    Secondary School Report


    Mid-Year Report (not required of students who have already graduated)

    Two Teacher Evaluations

    Financial Aid Application (by November 1, if applying for Early Action; by February 1, if applying for Regular Decision)

    Update address, phone and e-mail if recently changed


    Helpful Websites

    Harvard Websites:

    Accessible Education Office |
    Advanced Standing | Advising |
    Application |
    Athletics |
    Bureau of Study Counsel |
    Career Services |
    Courses of Instruction |
    Departments and Concentrations | Dining |
    Engineering and Applied Sciences |
    Financial Aid |
    Freshman Dean's Office |
    Health Services |
    International Applicants |
    Ivy Group Common Admissions Procedure Statement |
    Libraries |
    Museums |
    Program in General Education |
    Public Service Opportunities |
    Research Opportunities and Student Employment |
    Student Life |
    Study Abroad |
    Taking Time Off |
    Visit |

    Standardized Testing:

    Applying Online:

    ACT |
    AP |
    College Board |
    GRE |
    SAT Registration | TOEFL |

    The Common Application |
    The Universal College Application | 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Oxford Graduate Scholarships - Go for the world's TOP!

Oxford Graduate Scholarships

There are a very wide variety of different scholarships available for graduate students at Oxford.  62% of research students and 17% of students on taught Master's courses receive full scholarship funding, which covers all their fees and living expenses.  An additional 9% of research students and 9% of taught Master's students also receive partial scholarships, which fund a portion of their costs.

We advise you to start looking for funding as soon as you have decided to apply to Oxford, if not before. Start by using the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search tool to search the wide range of graduate scholarships offered by the collegiate University. The results link directly to relevant scholarship webpages containing full information about eligibility and how to apply.

Further information about scholarships funded by the University, departments, colleges or external bodies is available through the links below. Before applying for scholarships, read the eligibility criteria thoroughly and make sure you submit your application by the correct deadline.

It is important to note that most fully funded opportunities at Oxford are only available to students about to start a new course. Once you are registered or enrolled as a student, there are few substantive scholarships available.



PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - Recipients of this full-tuition scholarship are chosen based on the highest level of academic achievement and are in the top 5% of high school class with minimum SAT's of 1870 (ACT 28) and a minimum GPA of 3.5.  A campus interview is required.  Eight to twelve scholarships are offered annually. To be considered, the student must be accepted for admission by February 1.

MOREAU SCHOLARSHIPS - Recipients of this scholarship are in the top 15% of their high school class with minimum SAT's* of 1650 (ACT 25) and a minimum GPA of 3.0.  a campus interview is strongly recommended.  Award range $11,500 - $14,500.

CHRISTI REGIS SCHOLARSHIPS - Recipients of this scholarship are in the top 25% of their high school class with minimum SAT's* of 1570 (ACT 23) and a minimum GPA of 3.0.   Award range $7,500 - $11,000.


*King's College is an SAT/ACT optional school.  If you choose not to submit your scores, we will review your eligibility for scholarships on an individual basis.


DEPRIZIO AWARD - This type of aid is awarded to students who have demonstrated academic achievement in a full academic program on post-secondary level and who exhibit exemplary extra-curricular performance and personal qualities. Recipients are in the top 50% of high school class and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Award range $3,000 - $7,000.

DIVERSITY AWARD - Need-based award open to all multi-cultural first-year applicants enrolled in college preparatory curriculum. Award amount varies.


HOLY CROSS SCHOLARSHIPS - Open to first-year applicants from high schools associated with the Moreau Province with minimum SAT's* of 1570 (ACT 23) and a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Award amount is $3,000.

ROBERT C. BYRD SCHOLARSHIP - federally funded scholarship, administered by PHEAA, contingent upon funding, for Pennsylvania students in top 5% of high school class, with 3.5 minimum GPA, minimum SAT* of 1150 or minimum ACT of 25. Applications are available in high school guidance offices after January 15 and must be completed by May 1.


ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS - 4 year ROTC scholarship or 3 year advanced designee scholarships provide free room and board upon enrollment. Scholarship benefits award up to full tuition, $900 for books and a monthly stipend ranging from $300 per month for freshmen to $500 per month for seniors.  Contact the Military Science Department at King's College (570) 208-5900 ext. 5305 for additional information, or email

AIR FORCE ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS - available to qualified applicants enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program. Awards provide full tuition, laboratory and incidental fees and reimbursement of curriculum required textbooks. Contact (570) 408-4860, or 1-800-945-5378, or

[Read More from King's College Official Website] 

London School of Economics for Mauritius

LSE Mauritius Scholarship

One award for fees only for an applicant with Mauritian nationality and currently residing in Mauritius. All undergraduate programmes are applicable.

How to apply

Please read the web page Applying for an LSE scholarship: an overviewfor full information on the application procedures.

To apply for this scholarship, you must download and complete an application form. By completing this form, you will ensure that you receive consideration for this and any other award(s) which you meet the eligibility criteria for.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is: 19 April 2013

Download anUndergraduate Scholarship Form (PDF)

Please return your application form with an academic reference to the Financial Support Office.

More information about references.

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London School of Economics Scholarship

Applying for an LSE scholarship: an overview

You must apply separately for an offer of admission from LSE, viaUCAS

Apply to LSE

Please note that if you have selected LSE as your insurance choice institution, we cannot consider you for financial assistance.

Fee status

The sources of potential financial aid open to you are heavily dependent on whether you are classified as a home or overseas student. The definition of home or overseas students is governed by Fees and Award Regulations passed by Parliament. Please note that the basic definition relates to a required period of residence in the UK (or in some cases the EU) rather than citizenship of the UK or an EU country. For further details about this, please visit the British Council's Education UK site.

LSE Undergraduate Support Scheme

All Overseas applicants who receive an offer of admission from the School who wish to apply for financial assistance should complete an Undergraduate Support Scheme application. Application is done online via the School's LSE For You system. For students entering in October 2012, these awards ranged in value from £3,000 to (in exceptional cases) £24,000.

More information about the Undergraduate Support Scheme

Scholarship opportunities for overseas applicants

A number of Country based LSE scholarships, made possible by generous private donations, are available to overseas applicants.

Applicants who are offered a place by the LSE and accept the School as their first choice institution will be given priority over those who select the School as their insurance offer.

Under-funded students

The School expects you to make adequate arrangements for your living costs and the payment of your tuition fees for the duration of your programme of study at the School.

If you register at the LSE, you will be expected to be able to fund your studies fully throughout the length of your programme. Under no circumstances can the School help in cases where students have knowingly registered under-funded.

If you are unable to secure sufficient funds for your course, you may wish to consider the possibility of deferring your entry to the following academic session.

The cost of studying in Central London is high and, regrettably, this may prevent the attendance of many able and deserving applicants from all around the world. It is very important that you are aware of the high cost of studying at the School. We do not want you to feel discouraged by these costs, but you should be aware of the sums which must be found with or without the help of the School.

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UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity, Final Call

How to Apply to the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)?

Deadline: One day remaining!!!

Parties and non-governmental organizations (NGOs):

  1. Consult your National Commission for UNESCO for the submission deadline at the national level.
  2. Download the relevant Application Form (depending on the type of funding request, the applicant may choose the Application Form for projects or the one for preparatory assistance) below. If you experience difficulty downloading this file, please contact the UNESCO Secretariat;
  3. Consult the Annotated Guide to help you prepare a successful application;
  4. Fill out the application either in English OR French, the two working languages of the IFCD;
  5. Sign and date the application;
  6. Attach an official document demonstrating that your institution/ organization is a public authority or an NGO from a developing country that is a Party to the UNESCO 2005 Convention.
  7. Attach any other relevant supporting documents and/or information that you may deem appropriate;
  8. Submit the complete Application Form, the document proving your status as Party or NGO and any supporting document both electronically and by post to the relevant National Commission for UNESCO or other designated official channel.

International non-governmental organizations (INGOs):

  1. Download the INGOs Application Form below. If you experience difficulty downloading this file, please contact the UNESCO Secretariat;
  2. Consult the Annotated Guide to help you prepare a successful application;
  3. Fill out the application either in English OR French, the two working languages of the IFCD;
  4. Sign and date the application;
  5. Attach relevant official documents demonstrating the international character of the organization through the following elements:
       • Statutes that specify that the NGO is international;
       • Document demonstrating that membership (both institutional and individual) is international;
       • Document proving that recent activities have been carried out in several countries around the world.
  6. Attach letters of support from governmental authorities from each of the beneficiary countries in the targeted sub-region/ region(s).
  7. Attach any other relevant supporting documents and/or information that you may deem appropriate;
  8. Submit the complete Application Form and all supporting documents directly to the UNESCO Secretariat

Each INGO may submit a maximum of two applications that present project proposals with a demonstrated impact at the sub-regional, regional or inter-regional level. In the context of the IFCD funding process, regional refers to a group or cluster of countries, not a territory within a single country.


Applicants are to consult their National Commissions for UNESCO for their submission deadline at the national level.

The deadline for the Secretariat of the Convention to receive funding applications from National Commissions or INGOs is 30 June 2013, midnight CET.

Funding requests received after this deadline will not be eligible for this funding period.


Please make sure that you are using the correct application form. What is the difference between projects and preparatory assistance? Consult the accompanying Annotated Guide to help you prepare a successful application.

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