Winter University Course on Negotiation, Professional Relationship, and Protocols

Winter University Course on Negotiation, Professional Relationship, and Protocols will be held on February 16-22, 2012 in Kosovo. This course will develop your understanding of the principles, strategies, and tactics of effective negotiation and professional relationship management. You will also increase awareness and understanding of ethical principles and stakeholder considerations that influence the choices offered and made in transactions and relationships. You will learn to identify and assess the variables in negotiations, develop sound negotiation planning techniques, develop an understanding of various strategies and tactics to use as you ethically resolve conflicts, transactional and interpersonal differences. Learn how to use that knowledge to execute effective dispute resolutions, and improved competence to manage professional relationships. The course methodology is highly participative and utilizes class discussion, assigned readings, and simulations in one-on-one, fishbowl, and group situations.

Course Overview

This course is designed to help you better understand the theory, processes, and practices of negotiation, conflict resolution and relationship management so that you can be a more effective negotiator in a wide variety of situations. If you take advantage of the opportunities this course offers, you will be comfortable and more productive managing negotiations as well as professional and personal relationships. You will develop an understanding of the principles, strategies, and tactics of effective negotiation, conflict resolution, and relationship management, and enhance your ability to assess the variables in negotiations, the impact of interpersonal styles, personality, and culture. The course treats negotiation, conflict resolution and relationship management as complex processes that require the successful practitioner to develop and use a unique blend of perceptual, persuasive, analytical, and interpersonal skills. After each exercise, we will discuss what happened and why it happened so that you will develop understanding as well as factual knowledge.

Participation fee for:
• Kosovo and Western Balkan students is 100 Euro; (former KYATA’s students 90 Euro)
• YATA and ATA members is 100 euro ( all inclusive) and for non-ATA and YATA members 140 Euro

Application deadline: 28 January 2012

Application form may be obtained via web page or you can request it at

Ljubljana Summer School - Take the Best from East & West 2012

Applications are now open for the 2012 edition of the international summer school Take the Best from East & West held at the Economic Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The summer school will take place on 9-27 July 2012.

The Ljubljana Summer School is a three-week programme. It is open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Over three exciting and challenging weeks, students attend courses, interact with managers during company visits, discover the local culture and socialise with people from all around the world.  Students will be able to choose from among many courses which are academically challenging and intellectually stimulating. Discussions between professors and students through various interactive teaching methods are strongly encouraged. Coming from Slovenia and all over the world, the lecturers are experts in their chosen fields and actively involved in academic research; many act as advisers and consultants to companies and the government.

Courses and ECTS Credits
We offer many courses which are academically challenging and intellectually stimulating. Discussion between professors and students through various interactive teaching methods are strongly encouraged. Lecturers, from Slovenia and all over the world, are experts in their chosen fields and are actively involved in academic research; many act as advisers and consultants to companies and the government. 

In line with your home university policy, you can earn ECTS credits if you fulfil all course requirements. Together with ECTS credits you receive a Certificate of Attendance. You may choose one or two courses. The courses will be lectured in the morning or in the afternoon. Number of students per course is limited. Please note that a course will not be offered if fewer than 15 students apply. 

Lecturing is in English. There are 10 lecture days of 3 in-class units per course/day. Additionally the study of a 6 ECTS course includes 30 hours of independent study, 15 hours of homework and 15 hours of group work. On the last day the examination takes place.


During Ljubljana Summer School 2012 students will stay in student dormitories near the Faculty of Economics. The accommodation is in twin rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchen with cable internet connection. Students may be sharing a room either with another student (of the same gender) of Ljubljana Summer School or a regular student (of the same gender) of the University of Ljubljana.

Study fee: EUR 550; includes tuition and study materials for one or two courses, use of the Faculty library, computer rooms, free wireless internet access, some social events and a welcome package. 

Hospitality Package: EUR 300; includes accommodation in a twin room with a shared bathroom and kitchen, free cable internet access, breakfast and lunch on weekdays and a city bus ticket. 

Late payment fee: EUR 150 for payments received from 6 May to 30 June 2012. 

Not included in the fee: Transport to and from Ljubljana, health insurance, visa costs, some social activities, organised visits and trips around Slovenia, additional meals and personal expenses. 


Early Bird fee payment: for payments received by May 5 2012 

Late fee payment: for payments received from May 6 2012 until 30 June 2012. 

Apply online:

Please send all your questions to

Prague Summer Schools 2012

Center for Public Policy (CPVP) in cooperation with the Institute for European and National Strategies (InStrategy) will organize various Summer Schools between 30 June and 7 July 2012:

+Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
+European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe

Prague Summer Schools (PSS), Czech Republic are designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various academic backgrounds from the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and other parts of the world to learn and enjoy their holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.

Prague Summer Schools have lots to offer for every student. Please chose the program according to your field of study or your interests and spend a socially and culturally intensive, as well as academically challenging week in Prague!

Our mission is to bring about the efficient and innovative policy solutions. The Center for Public Policy (CPVP) provides analysis and alternative solutions on a wide spectrum of public policies in the Czech Republic in order to improve the governance of public matters and resources.

Prague Summer Schools (PSS) aim to contribute to international dialog on the important social and economic issues thereby bringing a large group of international students to Prague to spend one week in challenging and intensive educational environment.

We founded the PSS because we believe that the exchange of views of individuals coming from different academic and cultural backgrounds based on high quality information provided during the lectures supports international understanding and may have a significant impact on the world's future.

How to Apply 

Please fill in and submit the On-line Application Form. There is no application fee. The tuition fees vary from 680 EUR to 750 EUR. Tuition includes complete course reading materials, student’s handbook, maps,
accommodation and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), fieldtrips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, lunches and other personal expenses.

You will be asked to paste the following documents into the spaces specified in the On-line Application:
  • Your recent resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A statement-of-purpose not to exceed 500 words stating your reasons for applying to the Institute, and what you would like to gain by attending.
The language of the Institute is English. Therefore, non-native speakers of English should provide a proof of English proficiency. It might be one of the following: the IELTS/TOEFL score, letter from an English professor or official certificate of completed English courses.

You can also e-mail, snail mail or fax your application.

Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
Final Application Deadline:
May 15, 2012 


We encourage students to search for outside funding to cover their programs fees and/or travel expenses. Students are encouraged to explore funding opportunities available through their home universities, non-governmental organizations and government sources, such as the Soros Foundation. Local businesses, corporations and employers are often a good source for additional scholarship help. We will be happy to provide accepted students with a letter of support for potential sponsors.

Please note that eligibility requirements, applications, dates and other deyails vary by the school! 

Further information can be found on the summer schools website:

World Business Dialogue 2012

The “World Business Dialogue” is the world’s largest student-run business convention. Here, 60 top-class personalities from economy, science and politics enter a discussion about economically and socially relevant, future-oriented topics with 300 international students and just as many executives, notably from German companies. For 25 years, Cologne University is converted into a convention centre for the economic elite for two days. 

Also known under its former title “Deutscher Wirtschaftskongress”, the World Business Dialogue will once again take place on March 14-15, 2012 for the 15th time. The convention’s organisation is realized by the members of the Organisationsforum Wirtschaftskongress e.V. (OFW), where approximately 40 students are responsible for the project’s success. Furthermore, during the period leading up to the convention, the OfW e.V. is assisted by sponsors and a supporting team of 200 students who allow for the smooth running of the convention.

The World Business Dialogue’s singularity and relevance are supported by a large number of well-known speakers that have participated in past conventions; among these are Josef Ackermann, CEO of Deutsche Bank, Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, and Michael Bloomberg, governing mayor of New York, who made use of the convention as a platform for discussion and exchange and appreciated the student’s commitment. The same is also true for the 300 corporate participants who were and continue to be attracted by a mixture of cross-generational dialogue, deeply founded topics, networking and recruiting.
Fees and allowances

The participation fee of the World Business Dialogue is mandatory to all students.
  • International Students: EUR100
  • German, Swiss and Austrian students: EUR50
The differentiation of prices is proportional to the risks taken from us on covering your accommodation expenses and your assured presence in case of being selected. Cooping with immense travel expenses can be an issue for student participants.The convention is able to provide a much higher amount of Dialogue Scholarships, in order to diminish the financial obstacle for participating in the Dialogue. The Dialogue Scholarship covers a student’s travelling expenses from a major airport/train station to Cologne, Düsseldorf or Frankfurt.

You are chosen by a company, which inherits the costs of travelling entirely. In addition to the financial aspect of the Dialogue Scholarship,it is offered a unique networking experience for students and companies involved: students receiving a Dialogue Scholarship are exclusively meeting the company incurring their travelling expenses at a special event hosted at the Dialogue. There are also possibilities of external Dialogue scholarships

In order to qualify for a Dialogue Scholarship it is necessary to interpret the 15th World Business Dialogue’s topic in a creative way by turning in a topic related creative work such as videos, photographs, songs, essays and any kind of creative ideas. Be creative and get your ticket to Cologne for free. The application for a Dialogue Scholarship is processed by applying for the participation in the 15th World Business Dialogue via the Online Application Tool. However, do not forget that your videos, essay etc. are subject to the following restrictions. If the restrictions should not be incorporated the application for a Dialogue Scholarship becomes invalid. The format of the submission is to be chosen by you. 

Please take care of complying with the following limitations.
-Videos/Sound recordings; any type of presentation: Max. 3 minutes
-Essays, any type of written document: Max. 300 words; stating the exact word count
  • Accepted formats: doc, pdf, docx, ppt, pps, pptx, ppsx, vhs, dvd, avi, mpeg, mov
  • All sources must be quoted
  • Plagiarism will result in disqualification
  • Only individual works are allowed
  • The work must be exclusively written for the 15th World Business Dialogue Scholarship

You need to be student in order to apply.

Application process

For the application to the Dialogue it is required a CV detailing your curricular and extracurricular experiences, as well as a valid student ID. Moreover, you need to answer a questionnaire with regard to your visions, ideas and motivation.
1. Why do you want to participate in the World Business Dialogue?
2. Why do you think that you should be chosen?
3. How do you think is the global consumption going to change in the course of the next 10 years?
4. What could be possible solutions regarding the change of today’s energy markets?
5. Please name the greatest advantage and disadvantage of Online Consumption concerning the future market expectations.

For questions 3, 4 and 5, it is expected from you to share your ideas in concise and organized answers. The application is to be made online through the “Application Tool”, which can be found here. The maximum amount of characters for each question is 1000. The deadline for the application is 31 December 2011.


In case of any further questions, please write an email to

Phone: +49(0)221 / 921826-0
Fax: +49(0)221 / 921826-9

Read more and apply:

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes 2012 for Developing Countries

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are designed to promote capacity building within organisations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organisations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organisations.

The scholarships allow candidates to receive a postgraduate education and to earn a Dutch degree. 

NFP sub-programmes

The NFP offers you three sub-programmes to choose from:
  • Master’s degree programmes
  • Short courses
  • PhD studies
In addition, there are separate funds for Alumni Activities.

Fields of Study

The scholarship covers many fields of study including: Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries; Architecture and Town Planning, Arts and Humanities; Business Administration and Management; Education; Engineering; Environmental Science; Fine and Applied Arts; Law; Mass Communication and Information Science; Mathematics and Computer Science; Medical and Health Science; Natural Science; Tourism and Leisure; Social and Behavioral Science; and Transport and Communications.

Target Groups

Students from 61 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Scholarship value/inclusions

An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellowship holder should continue to receive (at least partially) during the study period. The allowance is considered to be a contribution towards the cost of living for one person, whether in the Netherlands or in another country. The fellowship can also cover the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel costs, insurance and thesis research.


To be eligible for an NFP fellowship you must:
  • be a mid-career professional with at least three years' relevant work experience;
  • be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list valid at the time of application;
  • be nominated by your employer, who pledges to continue paying your salary and guarantees that you will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of your fellowship period;
  • have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master’s degree programmes or Short courses on the 2012-2013 course list, or have agreed upon a PhD research proposal with the Dutch institution. This means that you must have met all the academic requirements set by the Dutch institution;
  • not already have received an NFP fellowship for a master’s degree programme or a PhD fellowship.
  • not already have received two NFP fellowships for a short course and you must not have already received a fellowship in the year preceding your application.
  • not be employed by:
    - a multinational corporation (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft);
    - a large national and/or commercial organisation;
    - a bilateral donor organisation (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid);
    - a multilateral donor organisation, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB);
    - an international NGO (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  • have completed and submitted an NFP PhD study, master’s degree programme or short course application, including all the required documentation, before the applicable fellowship application deadline;
  • be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution;
  • have a clear-cut, functional relationship with a relevant organisation and be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into that organisation;
  • be full-time available for the entire period of the programme or course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme;
  • endorse the objective and the aim of the NFP and use your new knowledge and skills to support your employing organisation and your country. Nuffic urges you to return to your home country upon finishing the course or programme to meet the NFP aim in the most effective way.


Your chances of obtaining an NFP scholarship go up if you:

  • live and work  in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • are a woman;
  • belong to a priority groups and/or are from a marginalised region as defined by the Dutch embassy in your country. You can find these priorities on the embassy's website.
Application Procedure

As stated above, to be eligible for an NFP fellowship, candidates need to be admitted to the Master’s/PhD programme for which they would like an NFP fellowship. Thus, candidates must first apply for admission directly to the Dutch institution that offers the master’s degree programme of their choice.

For 2012-2013, the deadline for fellowship applications is 7 Februrary or 1 May 2012 depending on the course (see the NFP course list for 2012-2013 to know the specific deadline for your chosen course). The deadline for academic applications is earlier, about 1-2 months earlier than the fellowship applications deadline. Therefore, candidates are strongly advised to start the application procedure for admission as early as possible.

Applications have to be submitted through Scholarships Online (SOL). Through SOL candidates can apply for fellowships online and they can check the status of an application. Other parties such as the Dutch institutions, the embassies and consulates will use SOL to assess NFP fellowship applications. SOL can be accessed through the official website starting 1 November 2011.

Visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship:

International Study Programmes at the University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam, ranked among the top 30 universities in Europe and the top 100 worldwide, has one of the largest numbers of international Master's study programmes of any university in Europe, with over 120 taught in English and several of the courses offered being unique to the UvA. Study programmes at the UvA offer a high level of autonomy. Respect for each individual's opinions and convictions are central in the Netherlands' diverse and plural society.

For 2012-2013, the UvA has a large number of Master's and Research Master's international programmes covering a broad range of disciplines and topics. Regular Master's programmes usually take a year and lead, upon successful completion, to the award of an MSc, MA or LLM degree. Research Master's programmes take two years and prepare candidates to pursue and develop a career in academic research or associated professions.

The minimum entry requirement for Master's programmes is a Bachelor's degree in a related subject or field which is equivalent to a Dutch Bachelor's degree. In addition, students need to demonstrate a sufficient command of English in order to be able to follow lectures, tutorials and course materials. Some programmes have additional entry requirements.

Potential applicants can find more details about the specific entry requirements and application procedures via the individual programme pages listed here: Master's programmes

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship

The University provides a limited number of scholarships for excellent students in the selected Master's programmes. The total amount for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship dedicated to the specific faculty is established annually. As the actual number of scholarships is derived from this amount, no fixed number is in place. For the academic year 2011-2012, 20% of students from outside the European Union that started in one of the Master's programme has been awarded a € 12,000 Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.  

General Criteria
In order to be considered for the AMS scholarship applicants need to meet the following general criteria:
  • hold non-EEA nationality or nationalities only
  • have above average academic results
  • not be entitled to receive a Dutch study grant or loan ("Studiefinanciering")
  • not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AMS scholarship
  • have submitted a complete application to one of the MSc programmes including a sufficient English test score
  • have been (or will be) admitted to one of the MSc programmes
  • be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable).

Selection procedure

  1. Applicants should write an AMS motivation letter (tell us in not more than 300 words your motivation to get the scholarship).
  2. Applicants should upload the AMS digital motivation letter to their online application for the MSc programme before April 1st 2012.
  3. Before the end of May 2012 we will inform all applicants about the results by e-mail.
Please note that specific scholarship application requirements and exact dates may differ based on the faculty and the program! Refer to individual program pages specified above to obtain more information. 


STEP Beyond Travel Grants

STEP Beyond Travel grants fund up-and-coming artists and cultural workers - with a priority to individuals up to 35 years and/or in the first 10 years of their career - to travel between EU and countries bordering the EU. Since 2003, STEP  - which stands for ‘Supporting Travel for European Partnerships’ - Beyond Travel Grants have supported the movement of hundreds of people across European borders by providing between €250 and €700. In 2010, we awarded 159 individual travel grants of between €250 and €700.

Funding mobility and exchange links closely to ECF’s overall objectives and specifically to our European Neighbourhood programme, which currently works with organisations in Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey. Also high on our agenda is support for people and projects in the Arab-Mediterranean regions. We especially welcome applications for STEP Beyond Travel Grants from these regions.

STEP Beyond Travel grants support artists and cultural workers based in one of the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
All the activities of the ECF mobility fund are revolved around three strategic guiding principles:
  1. Empowerment of people through art and culture – support is given to different communities in Europe to encourage the exchange and empowerment of under-represented groups.
  2. Connecting sources of knowledge – sharing and connecting knowledge is vital in creating an open Europe.
  3. Linking policy and practice projects that help build an open Europe by contributing to cultural policy development locally, nationally, regionally and at a European level.


  • Artists or cultural workers of any contemporary artistic or cultural discipline (individual or representing a cultural or artistic independent organisation);
  • Based in Europe or in its neighborhood;
  • Maximum 35 years old.
What countries can you travel to and from?
In order to facilitate the functioning of the fund as well as to reach its aims, the larger pan-European area has been divided in two groups.
  • Group A: The 27 Member States of the European Union; The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
  • Group B: In Europe: Western Balkans(Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, (FYROM),Montenegro and Serbia), Belarus, Moldavia, Russia, South Caucasus (Armenia,Azerbaijan and Georgia) Turkey and Ukraine. In the South and East Mediterranean: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya,Morocco, Palestine Territory, Syria and Tunisia.

Types of grants

The STEP beyond offers three types of grants (350, 500 and 700 Euro) based on travel distances and average travel costs. The eligible applications are evaluated by the STEP beyond team during the pre-selection phase, after this assessment ECF decides which proposal it will support. Both awarded  and rejected applicants are notified by e-mail around one month after the application submission date.

In case of group travel:
  • a maximum of three individuals applying for the same event;
  • group applications need to be submitted by the host organisation.

Application procedure

Please follow the steps outlined below to apply for the STEP beyond travel grants:
  • Download and fill out the STEP beyond application form.
  • Fill in completely the Registration Form.
If you still have questions about the procedure, you can always contact us via e-mail: stepbeyond[@]

TEEME Fellowships 2012

The EACEA (The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, funders of the programme) will award 8 Fellowships for 2012 entry (Category A: 5; Category B: 3). In addition, all EMJDs are invited to compete for further Category A Fellowships in the Western Balkans/Turkey window.

To be admitted to the programme, candidates must present convincing outlines for research projects that are comparative and interdisciplinary in conception, that bear a clear relation to present needs and debates, and that span at least two different linguistic, religious and/or ethnic cultures within Europe, or that relate one European with one non-European culture, in the period 1400 to 1700, or in later political or cultural uses and representations of early modern literature and history. A project on Shakespeare, for instance, would be expected to look beyond formal or philological questions focused on individual plays and consider instead wider cultural issues, such as the relations between the plays and specific historical, social or intellectual dynamics in Europe and beyond, or perhaps Shakespeare’s impact on European, American, African or Asian cultures. 

Eligibility Criteria

Category A Fellowships:
These Fellowships are awarded to doctoral candidates who come from a country other than an EU member state or associated countries and who are neither residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in the EU. The only exception to this rule applies to doctoral candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship in order to follow an EMMC - such students are eligible under this Category. (Note: 'EU member state or associated countries', for the purposes of this Category, includes all EU member states, the EEA-EFTA states Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, plus Turkey, Switzerland, and the Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia).

Category B Fellowships: These Fellowships are awarded to doctoral candidates who do not fulfil the Category A criteria listed above. Candidates from the EU will have to apply under this category.

Western Balkan/Turkey window: There may be one or more additional Category A Fellowship available for candidates from Turkey or the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia).

All Erasmus Mundus Fellowship holders on the TEEME programme will benefit from Fellowship contracts covering monthly allowance, holidays, parental leave, social security and pension rights. Health insurance will be provided free of charge by the consortium for all doctoral candidates on the programme.

Details of the Fellowship contracts, including the amount of the monthly allowance, will be available soon. Fellowship holders can expect a monthly net contribution towards their living expenses of c. 2000€.

Other funding options

Candidates will be eligible to apply for targeted research grants as well as partially or fully funded studentships other than Erasmus Mundus at all four partner universities. Specifically, Kent offers a number of PhD studentships each year in all participating departments to both EU and overseas candidates and supports all research students with a minimum allowance for research expenses each year; the Dahlem Research School at FU Berlin offers a range of travel and mobility grants, as well as start-up and completion scholarships to postgraduate students, both EU and international; Porto participates in a variety of national funding schemes to which researchers can apply for small research grants, short-term scholarships and travel expenses; and at Prague students will be able to apply for the grants offered by the Charles University Foundation (GAUK). In addition, students will receive support and guidance to apply for any further funding for which they may be eligible in their home countries.

You do not need to hold an Erasmus Mundus Fellowship to study on TEEME. Applicants who have been offered a place on the programme but were not awarded a Fellowship will have to cover the programme fees (5,000€ p.a. for EU students and 8,000€ p.a. for third-country students) through other means. Erasmus Mundus Fellowship holders do not have to pay these fees as they are included in their EU grant.

Read more about application process here:

Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme, University of Oxford

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow from transition and emerging economies by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford and access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

Overall, the programme provides Scholars with the knowledge, skills and international networks necessary to contribute optimally to public life in their countries and regions of origin and to build lasting professional linkages across cultures and continents.

The Weidenfeld Leadership Programme includes:
  • an annual ten day long Leadership and Public Policy Seminar including conferences, moderated discussions and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development;
  • practical skills training in public speaking, conflict management and decision making;
  • an annual European Study Tour;
  • engagement in the Institute’s projects and conferences;
  • an annual Weidenfeld Debate;
  • a public policy analysis training for a selected group of Scholars long-term professional mentoring; and
  • a myriad of networking opportunities throughout the year.
The programme is managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD). The ISD is an independent think tank working with leaders in government, business, media and academia to develop multi-country responses to the major security and socio-economic challenges of our time and to enhance Europe’s capacity to act effectively in the global arena.

Activities include research, specialised task forces, high level policy briefings, scholarships and cross border networks that foster leadership and stability across Europe and its wider neighbourhood, actively bridging inter-communal, religious, socio-economic and political divides.

Am I eligible?

Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements.

Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they aspire through their professional work to contribute to the public good in their country or region, or on a global basis. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives.

Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies.

This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already a Weidenfeld Scholar. Part-time courses are not eligible for the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme.

This scholarship is open to candidates studying for all degree bearing courses, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses.

What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate in 2011-12 was £13,500).

Awards are made for the full duration of a student's fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.

How do I apply?

Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the Funding Section of the University's Graduate Application Form. Candidates should apply by Application Deadline 2 (6 January 2012 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy; 20 January 2012 for all other subjects).

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline (20 January 2012) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (16 March 2012). Applications with an outstanding admissions decision after this date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline field, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

You must also complete a Weidenfeld Scholarship Questionnaire and upload it together with your Graduate Application Form by the application deadline in order for your application to be complete. 

If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for the scholarship, even if you have selected Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme on the Graduate Application Form.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an expenses-paid interview weekend in Oxford in early May 2012.

Millennium Youth Camp 2012 in Helsinki

Technology Academy Finland and the Finnish Science Education Centre LUMA organize the next Millennium Youth Camp to be held in Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Finland in June 2012. During this camp, about 30 talented and young people from different parts of the world will meet for a week to work together on different projects on mathematics, science and technology. These young people will also get a chance to meet famous scientists as well as the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize Winner during this event.

The Millennium Youth Camp is held on an annual basis, attended by students from all continents. In 2011, almost 1500 young people from a hundred different countries applied to take part. One of the camp’s primary goals is to encourage young scientists to network at an early stage in their careers and help them launch a career in science or technology.

During the camp, Millennium Youth Campers are presented with an overview of Finnish expertise and top-level research in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology. They are introduced to a number of Finnish companies and institutes of higher education. In addition to lectures, workshops and visits to Youth Camp partners, the camp programme includes project work supervised by top-level experts and carried out in small multi-national groups. The Millennium Youth Camp’s official language is English.

The week-long 2012 Millennium Youth Camp will take place in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region and start on 9 June 2012. Participation is free of charge. As in previous years, the project themes are climate change, renewable natural resources and energy, water, ICT and digitalisation, and applied mathematics.

Millennium Youth Camp is free of charge to participants! The organisers take care of all costs, including flight tickets and other travel and accommodation expenses.


Anyone born between years 1993-1996 is eligible to apply for a place in the 2012 Millennium Youth Camp. Applicants must have good English-language skills as the camp programme and all related material are only produced in English.

How to apply?

The application process has 2 phases:
In the first phase, young people from all over the world who were born between 1993 and 1996 are eligible to apply for a place in the 2012 Millennium Youth Camp using the online application form. Application deadline is December 18, 2011. The names of the 100 applicants selected for the second phase of the application process will be published on 1 February 2012, and they will be given a period of four weeks to produce project plans. Some applicants will be interviewed by telephone in connection with their proposals. In order to apply, please click here to access the online application form.

In the second phase, the 30 camp participants will be selected by a steering group consisting of representatives of Finnish higher educational institutions and Millennium Youth Camp partners. The names of the successful applicants will be published on 15 March 2012. The 2012 Millennium Youth Campers will also be notified by e-mail. Queries regarding the application process should be sent at

For more information, please contact Riikka Öörni,

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Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference 2012 - Istanbul

EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul will take place in Istanbul, Turkey with the support of Istanbul Economic Research Association. The conference will be held on May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2012 at the Taksim Nippon Hotel. Abstract submission for the EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul is now open.


We would also like to announce publication opportunities for qualified papers presented at the EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul. Qualified papers will be published in the EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review). EBES journals are indexed in the Cabell's Directory, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, RePEc, EBSCO Business Source Complete, ProQuest ABI/Inform, and EconLit (EER). Interested EBES 2012 Conferences participants can also resubmit their full papers for the EBES 2012 Anthology (has an ISBN number) which is published annually and includes papers presented in the EBES 2012 Conferences.


We are pleased to announce that distinguished researchers, Jonathan Batten, Ibrahim Turhan, and Euston Quah will join us as keynote speakers. Professor Batten is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals and serves as the editor of the Emerging Markets Review, co-editor of the International Review of Financial Analysis, associate editor of the Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, and Research in International Business and Finance. Dr. Turhan is the deputy governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey and serves as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Professor Quah is the head of Economics and acting chair of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Nanyang Technological University. He has published articles in many of the leading economics journals and serves as the editor of the Singapore Economic Review and co-editor of the International Gambling Studies.


A special session on the economics of innovation will be organized at the EBES 2012 Conference – Istanbul. The distinguished researchers, Marco Vivarelli, Pierre A. Mohnen, and Giovanni Dosi will join the session as invited speakers. Professor Vivarelli is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics journals and serves as the editor of the Eurasian Business Review and associate editor of the Small Business Economics and Industrial and Corporate Change. Professor Mohnen is a well-known academician in the field of the economics of innovation and has published articles in many of the leading journals in the field. Professor Dosi is professor of economics and vice president of the Italian Economic Society. He has published many researches in the field of the economics of innovation.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2012
Reply-by: February 20, 2012
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): April 15, 2012*
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2012
Announcement of the Program: April 30, 2012
Paper Submission for the EBES journals and EBES 2012 Anthology: July 30, 2012
* Completed paper submission is optional. If you want to be considered for the Best Paper Award, after submitting your abstract before January 31, 2012, you must also submit your completed (full) paper.

Paper Submission
At least one author must be registered for each accepted paper to be included in the Conference Program. Registration fee is 250 Euros and 100 Euros for each additional paper. Accommodation is not included. Registration is required for all participants attending the conference. Registration fee includes the abstract book, the conference proceeding CD, and other conference materials. It also includes welcome reception, coffee breaks, and open buffet lunches during the conference.  

You can also register without submitting a paper, in this case the registration fee will constitute 200 Euros. The deadline for the registration is April 8, 2012. To register, you should complete the registration form and pay registration fee. 

Please email to with any conference-related questions.


2012–2013 Fellows Program in Imperial Legacies and International Politics in the Post-Soviet Space

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies - Harvard University’s center for interdisciplinary research and study of Russia and the countries surrounding it - is pleased to announce the theme for its 2012–2013 Fellows Program. The Fellows Program brings together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. Professors Timothy Colton (Government) and Serhii Plokhii (History) will coordinate the 2012–2013 program. We are interested in applications from scholars currently working on our chosen theme, or equally those working on unrelated themes, but who are interested in exploring our theme. (Note that scholars whose work does not address the selected theme are encouraged to apply for fellowships at the Davis Center, and their applications will receive full consideration.)

The theme for 2012–2013 is "Imperial Legacies and International Politics in the Post-Soviet Space," constituting an examination of the international and transnational politics of the post-Soviet space in historical perspective. Areas to be explored under this theme include history, identity issues, security, political economy, and regime building in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries of the region. Other topics of interest include social and cultural factors such as migration, public health, religion, organized crime, environmental degradation, popular culture, and the mass media.

In addition to pursuing their own research, Fellows will participate in a bi-weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that will explore the theme. Papers will be presented by the visiting Fellows, Harvard faculty, and invited outside speakers.

Types of Awards
The Center offers three types of fellowships: Postdoctoral, Senior, and Regional. The maximum stipend amounts for these awards are detailed below. Scholars with outside or sabbatical funding who wish to be in residence at the Davis Center in 2012–2013 should apply using the fellowships application and indicate that they do not require Davis Center funding. If selected, they will join the Center as Postdoctoral, Senior, or Regional Fellows.

Postdoctoral Fellowships
-For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2012, but no earlier than September 2007 (less than five years).
-Stipend of up to $38,000.
-Citizens of all countries may apply.

Senior Fellowships
-For senior scholars who have already made a significant contribution to the field.
-Applicants will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent prior to September 2007 and hold a full-time academic appointment.
-Stipend of up to $26,000 to bring salary to full-time level. In certain situations, if the stipend and the applicant's sabbatical pay are insufficient to cover necessary costs, the Davis Center may be able to provide additional funds.
-Citizens of all countries may apply.

Regional Fellowships
-For advanced scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other specialists.
-Stipend of up to $46,000.
-Citizens of Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus may apply.

Deadline for applications: January 9, 2012

If you have any questions, please contact the Fellows Program at, tel. 617.495.0466.

6th Annual Graduate Conference in European History

Paper submissions are welcomed for the 6th Annual Graduate Conference in European History - Transformation in European History - that will be held in Vienna, Austria, on May 3–5, 2012. 

The “transition” of political systems in Southern Europe and Latin America since the 1970s and the revolutionary changes in Central and Eastern Europe in 1989/91 have resulted in the rise of “transformation studies” in social sciences. The term transformation is commonly understood as the politically steered transition from communist dictatorship to democracy, from a planned to a market economy, and from a closed to an open society. In contrast to this teleological reading the 6th GRACEH conference intends to explore a historical approach to transformation. A very broad working definition of the term would characterize transformation as a “period of especially intense and accelerated structural changes on a political, social, economic, and cultural level” that were caused by major political and social upheavals such as the breakdown of the continental empires in 1918, the French Revolution in the late 18th century, or the Reformation. Unlike the social sciences, we wish to broaden the application as far back as to the beginning of modern age. In what way can this concept of transformation be applied to contemporary, modern and early modern contexts? What kind of adjustments of the concept are required for the historicization of transformation?

The following three key aspects will serve as guiding questions throughout the conference:
■Which preconditions lead to periods of transformation? Which triggers, causes and turning points can be identified?
■On which levels does transformation occur? How can the complexity of transformation processes be analyzed without being trapped in teleological assumptions
■How is transformation perceived and interpreted by internal and external observers? How do transformation discourses influence the process itself?

The conference invites postgraduate and early career researchers in history and related disciplines to submit their papers dealing with this broad concept of transformation on the basis of textual and visual sources from the modern age onward. The proposals should consider and discuss political, social, and cultural dimensions, causes, evolution and perceptions of transformation. In order to enrich the discussion the GRACEH organizers have invited Gudrun Gersmann (DHI Paris/Universität Köln) and Christian Gerlach (Universität Bern) as external keynote speakers.

We look forward to receiving submissions on topics including but not limited to the following research areas:
■Continuity and discontinuity in transformation periods
■Agents of transformation
■Transfers and transnational dimensions of transformation
■Synchronic and diachronic comparative approaches for a history of transformation(s)
■Historical source material of transformation research
■Macro- and microhistorical approaches to transformation
■Legitimizations of transformation such as nation building, independence, liberty, and economical welfare, social movements, social network analysis, gender issues

The main conference language is English.

The conference has no registration fee. We offer logistic help to find good and low budget accommodation near the University of Vienna. A limited part of the travel cost for external participants can be covered on the basis of individual request (if you'd like to apply for a stipend, please provide documentation about your economic situation).

Please submit your proposal of max. 300 words and your CV by using the application form and send it to 

Before you submit your proposal, take a look at the checklist on the congress website!

Deadline for submission: January 15, 2012

If your proposal is accepted by the program committee, you are expected to submit a paper (5-10 pages) no later than April 1, 2012.

For any further questions, please contact the organizers by e-mail


Master Grants from the University of Bern

The Universität Bern offers six Master Grants for the academic year 2012/13 for excellent international students. The grant consists of 1'600 CHF per month for the duration of the Master's programme (standard period of study). Application files will be examined by a selection committee. Criteria for selection are academic excellence and the candidate's potential and motivation.

For further information about the Master's programmes offered at our university, please contact the concerned Department directly. All Master’s programmes of the University of Bern are offered except “Biomedical Sciences”. 

  • Applicants must have graduated at the latest by the end of July 2012 with at least a Bachelor's degree in the wished field of study
  • This Bachelor's or Master's degree must be from a non-Swiss university
  • The applicants permanent place of residence up to now must have been outside of Switzerland

The applicant's file must include the following in duplicate:

  • Application form 
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 5'000 characters without blanks)
  • Letter of motivation with objectives
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors of your current home university (with institutional letter paper and signature)
  • Evidence of sufficient language proficiency in German or English according to the language of instruction of the intended Master’s programme (German: C1; English: B2)
  • certified copies of the Bachelor's Diploma and transcript of the grades obtained during the Bachelor's studies
    or recent confirmation (not older than 3 months) by the home university that the Bachelor's degree (in the same study field as the intended Master's programme) will be completed by the end of July 2012 (with a list of grades obtained up to now)
  • Copy of record of school-leaving examination (i.e. university entrance qualification)
  • 2 passport photos
  • Copy of passport
  • For the Master's programme "Biomedical Engineering": GRE General Test
The application must be written in the language of the corresponding Master's programme. 

Closing date: 

The complete application package must be submitted in duplicate (1 original, 1 copy) by postal mail. It has to arrive not later than December 1st, 2011 at the: 

Universität Bern
International Office
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern

  • Incomplete application files and E-mail applications will not be considered!
  • Fulfilling the above pre-conditions does not create an entitlement to a grant.
  • With only six grants to offer the University will have to refuse also qualified applications. The University will not be able to explain refusals.
  • The submitted documents will not be returned.
  • This application will not be considered as an application to a Master’s programme as a regular student.
Alicia Fernandez -

Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion, Vienna

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. DIBT provides high-quality interdis­ciplinary training for graduates in the field of interna­tional taxation, including and combining the disciplines of public finance, international tax law and cross-bor­der tax management.

DIBT focuses on high-quality academic education and internationally competitive research. It is aimed at the future elite of scholars and provides interdisciplinary training in taxation of enterprises‘ cross-border activi­ties, drawing on and combining the core disciplines public finance, international tax law, and cross-border tax management. By then expanding tax training to non-traditional yet highly relevant disciplines such as economic psychology, history, political science, ethics, and legal philosophy as well as organizational behavior and decision making, a broadening of horizons and a more comprehensive approach to research questions is achieved.

The program takes three years to complete and awards a PhD degree to graduates. During the first year, par­ticipants acquire the basic knowledge necessary for working in an interdisciplinary manner. Building on this foundation, the second and third years are dedicated to seminars in related fields, a research stay abroad, additional optional workshops, and especially to doing research on a PhD thesis. For the duration of the entire program, students attend an accompanying research seminar. All courses are taught in English.

DIBT provides the opportunity to conduct research in the following areas:
*Determination of taxable profit
*Locational decisions
*EU tax for businesses
*International coordination of business taxation

Once admitted to DIBT, students can expect to obtain a top-quality education preparing them for a rewarding academic career or a highly specialized position in other, non-academic national or interna­tional institutions. DIBT‘s faculty is very well connected in the academic community and draws on extensive expertise to provide training for doctoral students and supervise their research.

The program is open to students from all countries, provided they hold a master or equivalent degree primarily in law, business, economics, psychology or, in exceptional cases, in other disciplines, if they have a sufficient background in taxation. Applications can be submitted using the online application tool.

DIBT is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Only a small number of students can be admitted. For DIBT Collegiates tuition fees are waived. Only in exceptional cases fees of about EUR 380,-- per semester have to be collected. However, these fees will be reimbursed from DIBT funds. There is a limited number of grants avail­able to students in the amount of € 1,877 per month (tax and social insurance will be deducted from this amount). WU always goes the extra mile to provide an ideal research environment for the selected students.

The online application period for the academic year 2012/13 begins on November 1, 2011 (14:00, CET) and ends on February 15, 2012 (14:00, CET).

Only applications submitted within this period can be accepted.

Email for all inquiries:

Geneva International Student's Program 2012

The Geneva International Student's Program 2012 offered by the University of Geneva will take place from February 20, 2012 to May 25, 2012. Application deadline is extended until November 15, 2011. 

It is a 3-month competitive program with
  • Intensive French language courses
  • Multidisciplinary courses taught in English
  • Exams for 30 transferable ECTS credits
  • Discovery of an international city at the heart of Europe

...designed for international students. 

GISP's unique design combines intensive French language courses with a series of lectures and seminars taught in English on subjects and issues relating to Geneva and its incredibly rich historical and contemporary influence. These include international law and international organizations, the intellectual and cultural history of Geneva, its importance on the scientific stage, issues of multiculturalism and plurilingualism and the present-day political, economic and social situation of Switzerland within Europe. 

GISP has been designed as an interdisciplinary curriculum to respond to the needs and interests of students from abroad. In such a perspective, we have brought together experts in a variety of different fields, including European studies, international law, human rights, political science, economics, banking and finance, natural sciences, sociolinguistics, cultural studies, translation studies, English and French literature and enlightenment philosophy. GISP's faculty includes professors and lecturers from the University of Geneva and guests speakers.  

In addition to lectures and seminars, the GISP curriculum entails visits to the most important international organizations based in Geneva. This allows students to engage with perspectives and approaches from outside the academic world and completes the overview of the offer provided by the University of Geneva's teaching programs. This "multi-voiced" program structure and pedagogical approach makes for an unusually enriching educational experience.

Application procedure

While it boasts of its specific insights in Law, Social Sciences and Humanities, the GISP is open to all undergraduate students with prior university experience. Students who already hold a BA are also encouraged to apply.

The program is NOT designed for students fluent in French or those from countries where French is a national language. However, admission requirements include basic knowledge of this language, as well as an advanced knowledge of English for non-native speakers. 

Application deadline - Novermber 15, 2011. Applications will NOT be considered on a "first come, first served" basis and will not be evaluated before the application deadline.

Applications must be sent to the GISP coordinator and include:

An application letter (in English) stating why you want to take part in this program (500-800 words).
  1. Fully-completed printed version of the online application form, duly signed and dated, with a passport-size photo attached.
  2. A photocopy of your passport (with the date of validity).
  3. A photocopy of your high-school diploma/school-leaving certificate and transcript of grades.
  4. A photocopy of your university degree (if applicable) and statement of grades.
  5. A résumé or curriculum vitae, giving full details of your education and language skills.
  6. Evidence of the required level of proficiency in both English and French.
If your official documents (transcripts, certificates) are not written in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, a certified translation of each must be provided. 

All the above-mentioned documents must be sent in one single envelope to the following address:
            University of Geneva
            International Relations Office
            Bvd du Pont-d'Arve 40
            CH - 1211 Genève 4

Please note that there is a limited number of places in the program and that all applications are subject to a competitive selection process. This also applies to exchange students, whose access to the GISP is not guaranteed. 

Admission requirements

While boasting specific insights in Law, Social Sciences and Humanities, the GISP can be followed without prior knowledge in these fields and is therefore open to all undergraduate students with: 

1. Prior university experience / enrollment 

2. An elementary-to-intermediate knowledge of French, equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level A2, or: 

- ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) Level 1

- DELF (Diplome d'Etudes de Langue Française) B1

- TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) B1 

- A certificate deemed equivalent 

Applications from students with a lower level of French will be considered, however, the level of French they will reach at the end of GISP will not be sufficient for them to enroll directly at the University of Geneva should they wish to do so.   

3.  An advanced level of English: mother tongue, or the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1, or: 

- ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) Level 4

-TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), a score of at least 550 points in the paper-based test, 213 points in the computer-based one or 97 in the Internet-based test (IBT)

- IELTS (International English Language Testing System), Levels 7 to 9

- CPE (Cambridge Proficiency in English), Levels A - C

- CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English), Levels A - C 

- A certificate deemed equivalent

Tuition fees (session 2012)  

The GISP is a specific fee-paying program. Participation costs amount to CHF 2'800.- and include registration to the University of Geneva, French courses, participation to the GISP on-site activities, course material and the particular GISP framework. 

The GISP is also open to nominated exchange students from partner universities at a reduced rate of CHF 500.-. 

ALL applicants will be subject to the selection process of the GISP.

Once selected, students will be invited to make a down payment of CHF 250.- (deductable from the total cost and non-refundable) as confirmation of their participation to the GISP. 

Prospective GISP students should note that the cost of room and board in Geneva is higher than in many other parts of the world. It is estimated at around CHF 2000.- per month. 

GISP 2012 Award 

Scholarship provided to the best GISP 2012 candidates

The University of Geneva awards two scholarships of CHF 6'800- for the best GISP 2012 candidates. Students must demonstrate appropriate academic merit and have the project of enrolling to a complete UNIGE Master program after the GISP.

The two scholarships are reserved for non-exchange students. 

Application procedure and granting criteria
Students applying to the GISP 2012 Award must necessarily tick the corresponding box of the online application form and enclose the following documents to their application package:
- specific application letter (300 words, in English) stating why he/she should be elected as one of the recipient of the scholarship (giving full details about his/her academic project at the University of Geneva)
- two academic letters of appraisal

Applications will be evaluated by the GISP selection committee. GISP Award recipients will be informed about their acceptance together with the GISP acceptance letter that will be sent by mid-November.
A monthly amount of CHF 1000.- will be given to GISP Award recipients from mid-February to mid-June (= CHF 4000.-). The remaining CHF 2'800.- (corresponding to the GISP tuition fees) will be given at the end of the program, under the following conditions:
- Award recipient must have obtained all GISP ECTS Credits, i.e. successfully passed ALL GISP exams.
- Award recipient must have undertaken the procedure for enrolling to a Master program at the University of Geneva for the September 2012 intake.

GISP Award recipients will be charged the same tuition fees as the other GISP students.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact our GISP coordinator Ainsley Brown:

Program website: