[UK] 2008 - 2009 Lancaster University MBA Scholarships

For the 2008/09 programme, the Lancaster MBA is offering three types of scholarship. In each case, you can only be considered for these once you have already been offered a place on the programme.

The Lancaster MBA Director’s Leadership Scholarships
A number of scholarships up to £5,000 are available for highly motivated self-funded candidates from any part of the world. In awarding these scholarships we will be looking for evidence of exceptional leadership qualities in your career to date.

Closing dates: 14 March 2008 and 16 May 2008 (two rounds of scholarship selections)
No decisions can be made until after the closing date.

Lancaster MBA Open Scholarships
Several scholarships of £1,000-£3,000 are available to self-funded candidates. Selection for these scholarships will focus on the insights provided by your business and managerial experience, and how these, together with your interpersonal skills, can be used to enhance learning and group work on the Lancaster MBA.

Closing dates: 14 March 2008 and 16 May 2008 (two rounds of scholarship selections)
No decisions can be made until after the closing date.

Lancaster MBA E-Fellows Scholarship
Designed for German-speaking students and sponsored exclusively for members of the German website, this merit-based scholarship provides a tuition waiver covering upto a maximum of 50% of the programme fee (equivalent to £8250, approx €11,000). The selection process focuses on the leadership skills or potential demonstrated by candidates in their academic and/or professional life.

Further details of the e-fellows scheme and its corporate sponsors can be found on site:

Closing date: 14 May 2008.
Decisions will be taken by mid-June.

For all of these Lancaster MBA scholarships, we can only consider you once you hold an offer of a place on the programme.

For further information, please contact

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[Norway] PhD position available within the project “Reservoir characterization using ensemble Kalman filter”

A three year position as research fellow (PhD position) is available within the project ”Reservoir characterization using ensemble Kalman filter”. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and several industry partners. The PhD education will be affiliated with the PhD programme at the University of Bergen and the research will be performed in close cooperation with the “Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research”, one of 21 Norwegian Centres of Excellence.

The main objective of the project is to develop methodology for petroleum reservoir characterization.

Possible research tasks include:
improve the uncertainty quantification provided by the ensemble Kalman filter
develop methodology for history matching in cases with complex geology
increase the understanding of the effect of model error.

The research present challenges from various disciplines including mathematics, statistics, computer science and reservoir engineering.

The successful applicant will spend one year as visiting scholar at the University of Oklahoma or the University of Tulsa.

The fellowship is open to candidates with a strong background in Mathematics, Physics or related fields. Candidates must hold a MSc degree or equivalent. Excellent academic track record, strong IT skills, familiarity with Unix/Linux and programming experience beyond Visual Basic are desired.

Personal qualities
You are creative, positive, curious, open minded, show initiative, and able to work well in multi disciplinary teams.

The application must include a complete overview of education and professional activities (CV), scanned copies of diplomas and transcripts, a list of publications, and contact details of two or three referees. The application must be sent by e-mail to Kristin.Flornes[ at ]

Starting salary at salary level 43 (code 1017) on the government salary scale (currently NOK 325 600 per year); following ordinary meriting regulations (wage levels 43/47). The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time and satisfy the admission requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

Unit: IRIS-Petroleum

Working Place: Bergen and Oklahoma

Deadline: 29.03.2008

Contact info: Chief Scientist Geir Nævdal
Research Director Kristin Flornes

To apply:

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[Japan] Kochi University of Technology Special Scholarships in Engineering

What is Special Scholarship Program (SSP)?
Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established in 2003 in order to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable international students. Every year in April and October, the university enrolls selected foreign doctoral students under specific research projects. The students pursue the doctoral course in English while at the same time assisting their host professor as a research assistant (RA). Through this program KUT wishes to expand and deepen international ties with academic and educational institutions all over the world.

Application Guideline for Special Scholarship Program (SSP)

Course for International Students
Doctoral Program (3 years)
Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

20 students per year


One year
*The term will be extended for increments of one year up to a total of three years, unless the university terminates the scholarship for any of the reasons stated below in the paragraph 12, Termination of Scholarship

(1) Scholarship recipient must work as a research assistant under the specific research project.
*However, the total paid working time per week, including research assistant work, should not exceed 28 hours.
(2) Scholarship recipient must report his/her study and research achievements to the dean of the graduate school of engineering at the end of each semester. The submitted reports will be evaluated.

(1) Receive up to 1,200, 000 yen per year for working as a research assistant.
(2) Exemption from 300,000 yen enrollment fee, 940,000 yen (per year) tuition fee, 150,000 yen (per year) fee for facilities improvement and 150,000yen (per year) cost of experiments and laboratory work.
(3) Receive 200,000 yen for travel and initial living costs (given only to applicants who are living outside Japan at the time of application)

7. ELIGIBILITY Applicants are required to meet all of the following conditions
(1) To have or to be expected to acquire a master’s degree before enrollment.
(2) To have intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work as a research assistant under the one of research projects listed here
(3) To have an excellent academic record
(4) To have a high English proficiency
(5) To be 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment
(6) To have other than Japanese nationality

(1) Choose the research project from the SSP Research Project List
for October 2008 & April 2009 Enrollment.
(2) Complete and submit all required documents.
*Please refer to the List for SSP Application Documents


October 2008 Admission
Deadline: March 31, 2008

April 2009 Admission
Deadline: March 31, 2008 & September 30, 2008

The applicant will be notified of the admission decision by express mail within 3 months after the deadline of the application.

(1) If you are still working towards your master’s degree, a verified original master’s degree certificate in English from your university will be required before your enrollment can be complete. If you are not able to produce such a document, you will not be enrolled.
(2) If SSP scholarship recipient is selected as a recipient of another institution’s scholarship, his/her monthly pay for working as a research assistant will be adjusted.

Scholarships will be terminated in the following cases
(1) If the scholarship recipient takes time off from school
(2) If a report submitted in accordance with term 5 (2) is considered inadequate for a scholarship recipient.
(3) If the university considers the scholarship recipient’s behavior inappropriate for a scholarship recipient.

All inquiries and application documents must be addressed to:
International Relations Center
Kochi University of Technology
Tosayamada. Kochi. 782-8502. Japan
Tel: +81 887 53 1130
Fax: +81 887 57 2000
E-mail:international[ at ]

For further information please visit the official website

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[Italy] Master Scholarships-Alessandria Campus, Politecnico di Torino

1st level Specializing Master
Call for Applications for the 2008/2009 Academic Year

The project offers international students the possibility to receive a scholarship and other benefits to graduate from the Politecnico di Torino attending Engineering courses at the Alessandria campus.
The initiative is promoted by the Politecnico di Torino and Comune di Alessandria.

Academic offer

For the 2008/2009 Academic Year, applications for the following 1st level Specializing Master courses will be accepted:

General information on the 1st level Specializing Master in Jewellery Engineering course

Location: Alessandria

Language in which the courses are held: Italian/English

Length: 1 year, 60 ECTS credits.

The activities will begin in November 2008.

For more information on the university campus, please visit the Alessandria campus website.

Having not Italian citizenship or being an Italian citizen who has obtained a secondary school diploma abroad
Knowledge of the English language, preferably demonstrated by an international certification
Not having enrolled in a 1st level Specializing Master or Master of Science course of the Politecnico di Torino before the 2008/2009 academic year
Not being the recipient of other scholarships, Italian or foreign.

Academic requirements

In order to be admitted into a 1st level Specializing Master program, applicants must possess a university degree equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree, which is approximately equivalent to three or four years after secondary school, depending on the number of secondary school years.
For further information, please visit the Entry requirements page.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be selected based on their previous academic career and on their Curriculum Vitae.

Amount of the scholarship
The gross amount of the Alessandria Campus scholarship is 10.000 Euro for the complete period. The exact net sum is dependent upon the individual tax conditions of each student, which can be verified only upon the arrival of the student.
The amount of the scholarship will not be increased in case the student will need more time to graduate than indicated.
The allocation of the scholarship is dependent upon the submission, within 10 days from the arrival in Italy of the student, of the original documentation, which must correspond with the documentation attached to the online form (see the “Selection outcomes” section below).
Payment of the scholarship occurs periodically. The first instalment is dependent upon the possession of the relevant documentation (residence permit, Italian fiscal code, and bank account in the name of the scholarship recipient), all obtainable upon arrival in Italy; for this reason, the first instalment is not paid at the moment of arrival at the Politecnico di Torino, but in the course of the following month.

Requirements to maintain the scholarship
Given that it is not possible to combine the benefits received from more than one scholarship, students who are assigned another study grant while receiving the Alessandria Campus scholarship must promptly notify the Politecnico di Torino.
Payment of the scholarship will be suspended if the academic performance of the recipient does not meet a satisfactory level.

1st application period: 8 p.m. (Italian time) on May 25th, 2008.
2nd application period: 8 p.m. (Italian time) on July 28th, 2008.

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