International Summer School on Banking and Finance Law

ELSA Bucharest (The European Law Students' Association) is proud to bring to your attention the 2nd Edition of Banking and Finance Law - International Summer School, event which will take place during the 18th and 29th of July, 2010, in Brasov county, one of the most beautiful mountainous regions in Romania. 

Since the first BFL Summer School’s Academic Agenda was mainly based on litigation related aspects of Banking and Finance Law (including settlement of disputes within international financial institutions, international arbitration, enforcing of banking titles and debt recovery), this year’s ELSA Bucharest Summer School plans to shift the focus from conflict to compromise.

To this extent, renowned lecturers and appreciated practitioners will be invited to participate both in drawing up the academic agenda of the event, but most important to attend the seminars and workshops and share their expertise with the participants. As far as the latter are concerned, the 2nd edition of Banking and Finance Law aims at bringing together up to 30 interested students from all over the world and give them the opportunity to improve their understanding of banking and finance law.

The participation fees are the following:
ELSA Members from favoured countries:25 Euros/day (275 Euros/event)
ELSA Members from non-favoured countries: 27 Euros/day (297 Euros/event)
ELS: 35 Euros/day (385 Euros/event)
Non-ELSA Member: 28 Euros/day (308 Euros/event)
Non-Student: 39 Euros/day (429 Euros/event)

Extra fees:
Social program: 20 Euros
Sightseeing: 15 Euros

The participation fee includes: accomodation, meals, study visit, academic materials, diploma.

More info on the agenda and application can be found here:

To apply, all you need to do is download the application form from the „How to apply” menu on the program website, complete it and send it to until 1st of June 2010

ISWinT 2010

Applications are now open for the 17th edition of the International Student Week in Timisoara that will take place between the 19th and 26th of July, 2010 in Timisoara, Romania.

"Closed Eyes, Open Mind” is the theme of this years festival. Nowadays we are surrounded by bright colors and technology which keeps us away from the important things in life. Join us and together we will cross the borders of imagination trying to close our eyes and open our minds.

ISWinT (International Students Week in Timisoara) is an international festival that gathers participants from all over the world each spring since 1994. The purpose of this festival is to give an opportunity to the students from different countries to communicate freely, to express their opinions, to interact in a better way, and debate on different themes.

During the 7 days of festival the participants have the opportunity to make new friends, to know the Romanian culture, to discuss, to express their opinions during the workshops, to attend the conferences. There is a possibility to relax and to have fun each night at the parties and at the sports afternoon. Romania's beautiful landscape is revealed during the one-day trip, when we visit the surroundings.

To be eligible for participation, you currently need to be a student and have good English skills. Participants will be chosen on the basis of their motivation essays.

Application deadline is May 20, 2010.

To apply online, please go to the website:

Rhodes International Postgraduate Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship program in the world. A class of 82 Scholars is selected each year from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Intellectual excellence is required of Rhodes Scholars, but it is not enough to earn this outstanding educational opportunity. 

Rhodes’ vision in founding the Scholarship was to develop outstanding leaders who would be motivated to “esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim.”

His will outlines four criteria to be used in the election of Scholars:
* literary and scholastic attainments
* energy to use one’s talents to the full
* truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
* moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

At Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Rhodes Scholars join just over 20,000 students from more than 140 countries currently studying at the University, and are enriched by the stimulating and rigorous education and the vibrant cultural and community life. Over 7,000 Rhodes Scholars have gone on to serve at the forefront of government, the professions, commerce, the arts, education, research and other domains. They are well known advocates for expanded social justice, and have advanced the frontiers of science and medicine.

The Rhodes Scholarships reflect one of the most visionary acts of educational philanthropy in history, making the Rhodes legacy one that is felt the world over.

Applying for the Rhodes Scholarships

82 Rhodes Scholars are selected annually from 14 countries or groupings of countries around the world. Selection in each Rhodes constituency is by committees comprised of Rhodes alumni and distinguished non-Scholar members of the community. Though the selection criteria are uniform across all countries, there are some eligibility requirements that vary.

General eligibility requirements and application information, along with the courses available for study on a Rhodes Scholarship, are available below. For information on specific eligibility requirements for each country, click here. Also available on the country pages are contact details for the National Secretaries, who can provide additional information for prospective applicants in each country.

Rhodes selection criteria

The selection criteria, as found in the Will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, govern selection across all Rhodes constituencies. They are:
* literary and scholastic attainments
* energy to use one’s talents to the full
* truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
* moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

In general, committees will select applicants of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.

The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young women and men of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, social background, caste, or disability.

Eligibility criteria for the Rhodes Scholarship

The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships:

* Citizenship and residency: Each applicant must fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which they are applying. Please check the detailed information carefully via the country links.
* Age: Age limits vary between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 by 1 October of the year following election. In most constituencies, the age limit is 24 or 25. Please check carefully the specific age requirements for your constituency before applying.
* Education: All applicants must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following election. Academic standing must be sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford. Individual constituencies may specify a 1st or equivalent. Please check the detailed requirements via the country links. Some constituencies require an undergraduate degree to have been taken within the constituency of application.

Which documents to submit

For detailed application requirements for each constituency, please visit the country pages via the country links at the program website. In broad terms, all constituencies will require the following materials in differing forms:
* Evidence of academic record / transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study
* Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities
* Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
* Evidence of age / birth certificate / passport
* English Language proficiency (where English is not the first language)
* Photograph
* List of referees (usually several are required) who can attest to the character and intellect of the applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and leadership achievements

Available courses of study and conditions of tenure at the University of Oxford

Rhodes Scholars may read for any full-time postgraduate degree (including the BA with senior status over two years) at the University of Oxford. The basic tenure of the Scholarship is two years, subject always, and at all times, to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct. For the full listing of degrees offered by the University of Oxford, visit

At the discretion of the Trustees, the Scholarship may be extended for a third year for those who take a recognized route to the DPhil. The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and the Masters of Financial Economics (MFE) are only tenable in the second year of the Scholarship.

Practical steps to making an application for the Rhodes Scholarships

The online application form opens from mid-May each year. In the meanwhile, please check the detailed guidance for constituency-specific information. The online application is not available for applicants to New Zealand and Pakistan. Please contact the Rhodes Secretary in those constituencies for a paper application form.

For further details and application go to:

IES Liberty Summer Seminars 2010

In close partnership with Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace and Prosperity, Institute of Economic Studies - Europe is back again this year to offer you an opportunity to learn about classical liberal ideas, and explore them with insights from our faculty into the study of history, economics and philosphy. Join us this summer and benefit from intercultural and intellectual exchanges! Spend a week of great experiences, intercultural exchanges, discussing and thinking about freedom, learning from top professors and make new friends from all over the world.

This year IES Europe is offering three seminars:
• Gummersbach, Germany
July 11-17, 2010 (English speaking seminar)
• Marrakech, Morocco
August 01-07, 2010 (French speaking seminar)
• Bakuriani, Georgia
May 17-22, 2010 (English speaking seminar)

The seminars offer interdisciplinary introduction to the tradition of classical liberal thought scholarship. Subjects covered include economics, history, moral and political philosophy, law, jurisprudence.The main aim is to approach these fields from a liberal point of view. The seminars are a unique opportunity to boost your understanding of the classical liberal principles of individual rights, private property, and free markets and their applications to today's issues.

Hundreds of students have already been involved with the Institute's programs. The participants are junior, senior, or graduate students and recent graduates but they are also young scholars or entrepreneurs. They usually describe it as a week which had a tremendous impact in their intellectual life and which has proved helpful for careers in academia, law, journalism, and other idea-oriented fields. It is also a great experience from a personal point of view, since for a week, students and faculty members, coming from everywhere in the world, get to live together, to speak and to debate. They get to learn from each other and are in contact with different cultures, education and ways of life.

A traditional Europe and Liberty seminar lasts 6 days from. The day is divided into 3 sessions of lecture, discussion groups and discussions with the speaker. Every session lasts 2 hours and is followed by a coffee break, lunch or dinner. The week is an intensive week of lectures and discussions. After each lecture the participants break into small groups to probe and debate ideas they have just heard. A highlight of the seminar are the evening discussion groups; guided by faculty members, participants continue their exploration of the day's themes. During the week, participants will have to interact constantly with each other and with the faculty members who not only lecture but join the participants for meals and evening discussion groups and socializing.

There is no participation fee. IES covers all costs, including accomodation and board. Travel expenses have to be borne by the participants.

In order to apply, fill in the online application form at:

NB: In order to apply for the seminar in Georgia please send an email to :

The deadline for application is April 30.

Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies

The Center for Comparative Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University invites you to apply for the Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies. The 2010 Summer School will run on 20th -27th June and will take place at the facilities of the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade.

The Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides a learning opportunity for students interested in study and analysis of societies in and post-conflict. Interdisciplinary in its nature, drawing from the fields of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, History, sociology and International Relations, the Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies will provide students with an interactive learning experience utilizing frontal lectures and class discussions focusing on comparative conflict analysis of difference case studies.

 The organizers are offering three courses to choose from:
* Managing Violent Pasts: The Case of Northern Ireland
* Dilemmas of National Minorities: The Case of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel
* After the Violence: The Break Up of Yugoslavia and its Consequences
Language of instruction in all courses is English.

Undergraduate, graduate students, NGO leaders and activists from all countries are invited to apply.

With the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, scholarships are available for participants from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Additional scholarships are available for a number of students from other conflict or post-conflict regions.
Scholarships may include tuition (up to 200 euro), accommodation and travel costs.

Deadline to submit applications: April 19, 2010.

For more details please visit

Festival of Young Journalists in Hrodna

The Centre for informational support of public initiatives “The Third Sector" in cooperation with Belarusian Association of Journalists is organising the second edition of the Festival of Young Journalists in Hrodna, Belarus, on May 22-23, 2010.

The organisers are expecting to have near 100 participants on the festival and will be glad to see also representatives of other youth media organizations members of the European Youth Press.

There is no participation fee. Third Sector will also cover the cost of living and meals. Travel expenses will not be covered.

The following events are planned to be conducted during the Festival:

- presentations of youth media initiatives;
- workshops for young journalists;
- graduation event for School of young journalists-13;
- presentation of the European Youth Press
- other cultural presentations and events.

For further information about application please contact or the organization (

Website: The Third Sector

Future of Europe and the Question of Islam

We are pleased to announce, on behalf of the Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe (EICEE), the Hudson Institute and the Kairos Journal, a major international conference - Vienna Forum 2010 on The Future of Europe and the Question of Islam. This international conference will take place at the headquarters of the Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe, in Vienna’s Castle Neuwaldegg, over the weekend of May 6-9, 2010. The previous meeting of The Vienna Forum, in May 2008, was a great success and drew a pool of distinguished international participants.

The conference will examine the political, economic, religious, philosophical and cultural questions surrounding the identity of Europe and the process of integrating Islam therein. The event will host many notable speakers among whom are H.S.H. Prince Hans Adams von Liechtenstein and former President of Spain Jose Maria Aznar.

The purpose of this weekend summit is to engage in a conversation on the state of Europe, democracy, and culture. We will also evaluate and discuss the ramifications of religious thought upon European political, economic and cultural traditions. In addition, we will examine the situation in Europe in regard to the Islamic integration process.

An assumption underlying this meeting of The Vienna Forum 2010 is that governments and politicians cannot successfully treat these difficult issues alone. We have therefore invited religious leaders, philosophers, academics, politicians and journalists. These participants, who represent a wide range of opinions, will widen and deepen the debate.

There will be a limited number of participants from all over Europe and the US. Interested participants may join us for a high level discussion on Europe and its future. Participants from the CEE region are offered a reduced fee of 100 EUR for registration (costs included are food and the option of reduced rate accommodation near Castle Neuwaldegg).

To apply, please send CV with the registration form by email to Mark Hanssen at:, and you will be notified of your acceptance as soon as possible. To obtain registration form and to learn further details about the program, please contact Mark Hanssen at:

Learn more about Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe (EICEE):

14th International Culture Week in Pécs

The International Culture Week in Pécs (ICWiP) is one of the most popular annual youth cultural festivals organized in the City Pécs, Hungary. ICWiP has inspired more than 3000 young people from more than 80 countries during its 13 year-long history. Now you are invited, too. This year the festival will be held on 24 July - 1 August.

Its programme combines a summer school, different cultural and sport activities, and an inspiring festival with concerts, danceshows, and exhibitions.

The one-week-long summer visit to Pécs is not just a pile of workshops and enjoyable late night events. It is about building an international community of young, open-minded, ambitious people. The participants from previous years could all justify this statement.

Our aim is not just to gather the youth from all four corners of the world to Pécs, only to spend a week together and move home with the same social web they came with. Not only experiences are being exchanged here, but e-mail and postal adresses, phone numbers, even intimate secrets with newly acquired friends.

The things that matter as the years go on are not solely the knowledge the participants gain, or the cheerful memories linked to locations and occations in the city, but invaluable relationships that link continents and nations together.

The theme of ICWiP2010 is Balkans: Re-loaded, which stems from the concept of the original European Capital of Culture application of the city of Pécs. The geopolitical area of the Balkans is unique and at the same time very multicultural. In 2010 Pécs may become the first European Capital of Culture to open a gateway to the rich multiculturalism of the Balkans, including its Islamic heritage. During the conference and festival we will be discussing what a “Balkans identity” is or whether it even exists.

How does today's youth reflect the national identities in relation to a possible “Balkans identity”? How does the youth view the future of the area? The formation process of the Balkan nations is important from the viewpoint of democracy. Keeping this in mind we have invited lecturers also from other counties and continents to share their views and experiences on the democracy development in practice.

Deadlines for application

Early bird Registration: 15 April 2010
Visa-countries: 30 April 2010
Non-visa countries: 31 May 2010

Participation fees

The participation fee covers accommodation, board (2 warm meals per day), local transport, sightseeing, entrance fees, and free participation in trips, conference programme, cultural and sport events of ICWiP2010.

Fee for individuals: 190 EUR / person. Early bird registration: 140 EUR / person, if you register and transfer the fee until 15 April. Individuals coming from specific countries (related to this year's theme), including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia: 120 EUR / person. Discount for groups: For every 5 persons registered as a group (e.g. group from Torino, group from the University of Nitra, etc.) each person receives a 20% discount from the fee.

Please go here to find more and apply online:

YouthActionNet Global Fellowship Program

The application for YouthActionNet Global Fellowship Program 2010 is now open! Launched in 2001 by the International Youth Foundation, YouthActionNet strengthens, supports, and celebrates the role of young people in leading positive change in their communities. Each year, 20 exceptional young social entrepreneurs are selected as YouthActionNet Global Fellows following a competitive application process. The year-long Fellowship program includes:

• A seven-day leadership retreat for twenty selected Fellows which offers dynamic peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and sharing among young visionaries
• Focus on the personal growth and leadership abilities of Fellows, in addition to providing instruction in specific skills required to manage innovative, world-changing organizations
• Year-round learning opportunities based on Fellows' individual needs and the six dimensions of leadership highlighted in the YouthActionNet® Global Curriculum: Personal, Visionary, Political, Collaborative, Organizational, and Societal.

Networking and Resources:
• Networking with international and national aid agencies, NGOs, and corporate partners
• Access to potential resources to support Fellows and their projects, including volunteers, mentors, and grant opportunities
• Peer-to-peer networking throughout the year

• Training in areas such as communications planning, media outreach, message development, presentation skills, and innovative uses of new media technologies
• Access to global advocacy platforms and media coverage

- Open to all young people aged 18-29 (as of September 1, 2010)
- Applicants should be founders of existing projects/organizations, or leading a project within an organization.
- Proficiency in English is required; applications must be submitted in English
- Must be available to attend full retreat, October 1-8, 2010, in Washington , DC (all expenses paid)

Key Dates
The deadline for 2010 applications is April 9, 2010.
Selected semi-finalists will be notified by May 15, 2010.
The 2010 retreat will take place from October 1-8, 2010.

For questions and comments please contact

To learn more about the Fellowship program and to apply, please click here

New Europe Master in Banking and Entrepreneurship, Italy

New Europe Master in Banking and Entrepreneurship is a post-graduate program, sponsored and organized with the contribution of Fondazione Cassamarca and UniCredit Group since 2003, which aims to provide a technical and practical understanding of the European banking system and of the multifaceted relationships between banks and business communities. The objective of the program is to create new, highly qualified professionals with a command of the knowledge essential to bank and business management. 

The business school Master[BE] offers a successful method of studying the European banking system including the relationships between businesses and financial environments. The program concentrates mainly on two areas, banking and entrepreneurship, as these areas especially represent the most important factors in all economies. 

The program is particularly focused on the situation of the Eastern Europe. It allows young students from New Europe to obtain better knowledge of entrepreneurship philosophy (for example the business environment in the Italian North East) and typical standards for operating in the European banking sector in general. 

Master[BE] is connecting people from all over New Europe, including Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and many others. We all have one goal in common: to increase cultural and general institutional knowledge as a basis of economic development in open environments such as the Italian North East, in particular in the Veneto region, and to apply it in New Europe Countries. 

Candidate requirements and admission
The Master’s program is geared to graduates (both bachelor’s and master’s degrees) and young professionals with up to two years of professional experience.
Ideal applicants should have citizenship in one of the Central and Eastern European countries where UniCredit Group is present (e.g. Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, the Ukraine). 

Applicants need to have:
  • a university degree
  • a TOEFL or similar certificate to demonstrate proficiency in English
  • internship experience and / or work experience (preferably finance-related)
A maximum of 30 students will be accepted into the program. Admission to the New Europe Master in Banking and Entrepreneurship will follow a selection process based on the candidates’ documentation in addition to interviews to get to know them better and to evaluate their competence in English. 

Application and deadline
In order to apply for the New Europe Master in Banking and Entrepreneurship and the related scholarship, applicants must provide the following documents no later than June 30, 2010.
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application form
  • Passport copy
  • English transcript of academic degree, exams, grades
  • Language certificates
  • Letter of recommendation (e.g. university professor, manager of a company)

The registration fee for the program is Euro 25,000. This includes board, lodging and teaching materials. The sponsors of the New Europe Master in Banking and Entrepreneurship will award selected candidates with a scholarship covering up to Euro 22,000 of the registration fee of the Master’s program. The remaining fee is to be paid in three installments of Euro 1,000 each (+ 20% VAT).

Applicants interested in a scholarship should send a completed scholarship application form together with all other required documents to the Secretary, Umanesimo Latino S.p.A. no later than June 30, 2010. The request must include acceptance of all the conditions of the scholarship and the authorization to handle personal data. Applicants who will be granted a scholarship will be notified by letter and by e-mail. 

For more details and application forms please go to the website:
Key contacts:
Operating manager: Mr. Daniele Paparotti -
Secretary: Mrs.Monica Zoppas -

University of Southampton Scholarships for UK/EU and International Students

The University of Southampton is a truly international institution with a global reputation for excellence in leading-edge research. Students from more than 130 different nations study there and the network of university partnerships spans the globe. The university has a variety of programmes of study at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate (masters' and research) levels.

The university offers some subject-specific scholarships and bursaries to UK/EU and international students. In addition to these, many international organisations offer financial assistance. Eligibility criteria vary depending on the scholarship scheme. 

Scholarships for international students may cover all or part of the full cost of studying abroad. You will usually need to provide an offer letter from the University when applying for a scholarship. For this reason, it is very important to start all the arrangements at least one year prior to the start of your studies.

Scholarships are available in such subjects as Law, Arts and Social Sciences, Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Engineering, Science and Mathematics.Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and all are very competitive.

More about University subject-specific scholarships and application procedure for each scholarship: