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Clark University Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students in USA, 2017


Clark University is offering merit scholarships for high school students. Clark University Scholarships are open to international students to pursue an undergraduate programme.
The aim of the Clark University Scholarships is to help pay for the cost of undergraduate education at Clark University.
Clark University is an American private research university located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England. It is adjacent to University Park and is an hour west of Boston.
Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing an undergraduate programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award:
Presidential LEEP Scholarship
  • Free tuition, room and board for four years: Student’s annual scholarship renewal would be contingent on your maintaining a strong academic record at Clark for each of your four years as an undergraduate.
  • A free master’s degree, if applicable: If the student is interested and they meet certain eligibility requirements for Clark’s Accelerated B.A./Master’s Degree Program — you can complete a master’s degree as a fifth-year student, completely tuition-free.
  • A significant, funded research project: Before graduation, you’ll complete a LEEP Project, demonstrating mastery of the five LEEP learning outcomes, including the ability to integrate skills and knowledge and to solve complex problems through creative thinking, collaboration and persistence. The student will receive stipends to complete your LEEP Project.
  • A circle of support: At Clark, the student will be surrounded by people eager to help them apply their talents, including faculty, alumni, career advisers and business and community leaders. With the guidance and mentorship of experts, they will design an ambitious academic track that includes interdisciplinary courses, internships, research projects and study abroad experiences.
  • Transformative internship experiences: Student will work in Communities of Effective Practice — multigenerational, interdisciplinary groups — on a particular task or topic, such as assisting in consultations with local entrepreneurs, helping analyse the results of a psychology study or collecting field-based data on climate change.
  • A community that cares about the world: Clark graduates are known for changing the lives of others. The student will collaborate with and be inspired by students, faculty, administrators, alumni and industry professionals who are as passionate as you are about creating a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
Global Scholars Program Scholarship
  • Receive a scholarship of no less than $5,000 per year ($20,000 for four years, contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal).
  • Receive a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer following your sophomore or junior year.
  • Participate in the Global Scholars Mentor Program, including an annual buffet dinner hosted by the president of Clark University. You will be assigned to a faculty adviser, as well as receive guidance from staff or alumni leadership mentors.
International Traina Scholarship
  • Awarded to exceptional incoming students who have proven through work in high school, as well as overall application strength, that they are ready to perform at the highest level when they enrol at Clark.
  • $80,000, four-year award ($20,000 per year), regardless of a family’s financial need.
  • Does not require a separate scholarship application.
  • To maintain the scholarship, a student must meet year-to-year continuation requirements; these requirements are included with the student’s admission and awards letter.
International Achievement Scholarship
  • Awarded to accomplished incoming students who have demonstrated very strong academic potential through work in high school and overall application strength.
  • $60,000, four-year award ($15,000 per year), regardless of a family’s financial need.
  • Does not require a separate scholarship application.
  • To maintain the scholarship, a student must meet year-to-year continuation requirements; these requirements are included with the student’s admission and awards letter.
International Jonas Clark Scholarship
  • Awarded to incoming students who have demonstrated good academic potential through work in high school and overall application strength.
  • $40,000, four-year award ($10,000 per year), regardless of a family’s financial need.
  • Does not require a separate scholarship application.
  • To maintain the scholarship, a student must meet year-to-year continuation requirements; these requirements are included with the student’s admission and awards letter.
Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility: To be eligible students must be a first-year applicant (not a transfer student) who has attended school overseas for at least four years. Clark also will consider international citizens attending school in the United States.
Nationality: International students can apply for Clark University Scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have high school degree.
Test Requirement: Student may also choose to submit:
  • SAT/ACT scores (Clark doesn’t require these scores). If they choose to submit scores, use these school codes:
  • CEEB (SAT): 003279
  • ACT: 1808
  • CSS Profile (only if student is applying for need-based financial assistance). If they choose to submit a profile, use the school code 3279.
English Language Requirement: Applicants whose native language is not English
  • To apply for admission, the student must submit at least one of the following. ETS (TOEFL) school code is 3279. Our CEEB (SAT) school code is 003279. Our ACT school code is 1808.
  • A total score of 75 or higher on the TOEFL iBT, with a score of 15 or higher on every section.
  • An overall band score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS, with a score of 6.0 or higher on every section.
  • A score of 600 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading section (offered before March 2016).
  • A score of 650 or higher on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section (offered beginning in March 2016).
  • A score of 26 or higher on the ACT Reading section.
How to Apply: Presidential LEEP Scholarship and Global Scholars Program Scholarship require separate applications; however, the rest of our merit scholarships do not. To apply, you’ll need to submit:
  • First-year Common Application
  • Secondary School Report: Student’s school official will submit the Common Application’s Secondary School Report along with an official high school transcript, which will give us a picture of your academic career.
  • Teacher evaluation form from a teacher in a traditional academic area such as mathematics, science, foreign language, English, social science or academic elective
  • Application fee of $60 through the Common Application website, or a fee waiver
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Results from any national examinations (e.g., A levels, GCSE, WASSCE, CBSE, ISCE, CXC, CAPE, etc.)
Application Deadline: The application deadline is
  • 15th January 2017 if student is a regular applicant
  • 1st November 2016 if student is an early action applicant

AUT Vice Chancellor Doctoral Scholarships in New Zealand, 2017


The Auckland University of Technology is offering Vice Chancellor Doctoral Scholarships for the academic year 2016-2017. These scholarships are awarded to domestic and international applicants who are qualified to register for full-time study in a doctoral degree at AUT.
AUT is a contemporary New Zealand university focused on providing exceptional student opportunities and learning experiences, and graduate success in a context stimulated by impactful research and industry connectivity.
The purpose of the AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships is to encourage and stimulate doctoral studies in areas of University Research capability.
The minimum IELTS (Academic) scores required for the doctorate is 6.5 overall with 7 in writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the doctoral program at the Auckland University of Technology.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to encourage and stimulate doctoral studies in areas of University Research capability. The proposed field of study is one where the University can offer supervision.
Scholarship Award:  The scholarship consists of the following:
  • Annual payment of tuition fees (at the domestic rate) plus the compulsory student services fee;
  • An annual stipend of NZ$25,000 per year
Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the normal admission criteria to the doctoral program, including, minimally, second class (first division) honors or equivalent and English language proficiency as stated in the Academic Calendar. The scholarships are awarded on academic merit, recipients of this scholarship will normally have the equivalent of first class honors. Recipients of this scholarship will have an excellent academic record, strong academic references and have demonstrated the potential for high-quality research. The previous study should include research methodology paper(s) and an independent research project, including the writing of a report on that research.
  • Applicants for the April round must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents or AUT alumni.
  • The October round is open to all eligible applicants i.e. applicants may be New Zealand citizens/ permanent residents or International students.
  • The applicant’s proposed field of study must be one where the University can offer supervision. Applicants should contact potential supervisors prior to application to confirm the availability of supervision for their proposed research.
  • Preference will be given to new applicants to the doctoral program at AUT, including those currently in provisional candidature.
Nationality: Auckland University of TechnologyDomestic and international applicants can apply for these vice chancellor doctoral scholarships
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must meet the normal admission criteria to the doctoral program, including, minimally, second class (first division) honors or equivalent and English language proficiency as stated in the Academic Calendar.
English Language Requirement: The minimum IELTS (Academic) scores required for the doctorate is 6.5 overall with 7 in writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher.
How to Apply: There are two parts to the application process. Applicant must 1) apply for this scholarship online and 2) submit their application for the doctoral study if they have not already done so. Both procedures must be initiated for their application to be considered. Domestic applicants are advised to contact the Faculty Postgraduate Office where they intend to study to discuss admission into thePh.D. program. International applicants should contact phdadmissions-at-aut.ac.nz for advice regarding the admissions process prior to applying for this scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship who have initiated the application for admission are more likely to be successful. The following documents or statements will need to be uploaded and submitted with the application:
  • Academic transcript(s) if any previous tertiary study has been completed at a university other than AUT
  • A brief C.V. (maximum three pages)
  • A two-page proposal outlining the intended research using the template provided with the online application form.
  • The applicant will be asked to provide the following details:
    Proposed Topic/Title
    Rationale and significance of the study Key Question/hypothesis/problem/issue to be Investigated:
    Design of the study; the methodology and research technique(s) to be employed in the study
    Research benefits
    References
Application Deadline: The applications deadline is 15 October 2016.

Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South


The Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South is an initiative coordinated by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) at Vienna in partnership with 26 organisations whose work contribute to disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related issues. A total of 140 scholarships are made available to facilitate participation of women from the Global South at the training courses.


What is the Women Scholarship for Peace?

·         A Women Scholarship for Peace entails financial support for an early career woman from the Global South to take training courses about peace and development-related areas.
·         A total of 140 scholarships are available, covering all costs of registration and participation at the training courses.
·         Applications now open for: Asia/Pacific, Africa and Middle East (105 scholarships)
·         Applications to be announced in 2017: Latin America and the Caribbean (35 scholarships)
Find out more about the modalities of the scholarship by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

What is unique about this training programme?

1.  Dual learning modality: both in-person and on-line training.
2.  Participants will obtain a certificate from the UN mandated University for Peace (UPEACE). They have the possibility to with possibility to obtain a diploma carrying university credits.
3.  The training courses are developed directly by the DNP Education partners, delivering to students first-hand information from some major international organisations, under the coordination of the UNODA Office at Vienna and will be administered by UPEACE.
4.  140 fully funded scholarships available to cover the costs of tuition and travel, room and board to the in-person training location for 1 week


Who is the target audience of the training courses?

Early career women from various fields from the Global South. It is not required to have previous knowledge of the issues of disarmament, non-proliferation and development.

What will participants learn?

This on-line and in-person course introduces participants to key conceptual and practical aspects of disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related issues, such as:
·         Weapons of mass destruction
·         Conventional weapons
·         Disarmament and development
·         Gender and disarmament
·         Peace and development-related technologies
·         Induction courses about entities contributing to disarmament, non-proliferation and development, such as the IAEA, CTBTO, OPCW, etc.

How are the training courses organised?

The training courses are composed of:
·         1 month introductory on-line training (about 20 hours)
·         1 week in-person training (about 40 hours)
·         1 month advanced on-line training (about 20 hours)
·         Optional: 1 final examination essay to obtain university credits (about 40 hours)
The on-line component includes: self-paced webinars with weekly sessions, reading material and exams, interaction with the instructor and the fellow students.

What do participants need to follow the training courses?

On-line:
·         a computer or mobile device, with audio
·         reliable internet connection
·         no special software is required

In-person:
·         travel to the in-person location for 5 working days to attend workshops and training sessions

What kind of certification will the participants receive?

Certificate of completion: all participants successfully completing the on-line and in-person training courses will receive an official certificate of completion from UPEACE.

Voluntary diploma: eligible participants who successfully pass the additional voluntary examination will receive an official diploma from UPEACE, carrying university credits.

When and where are the training courses scheduled?

Middle-East
Africa
Asia/Pacific
Latin America and the Caribbean
Number of scholarships available
30
40
35
35
Application period
1 August – 31 August 2016
To be announced
in 2017
Selection process
1 September – mid September 2016
Dates on-line
introductory course
1 October – 31 October 2016
Dates in-person
training course
Sunday, 6 November
– Thursday, 10 November 2016
Tuesday, 15 November
– Saturday, 19 November 2016
Wednesday, 23 November
– Sunday, 27 November 2016
Dates on-line advanced course
1 December – 31 December 2016
Location in-person course
Cairo, Egypt
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Bangkok, Thailand
San José, Costa-Rica



VICE CONSUL VACANCY at the British High Commission in Dar


The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category  
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Consular Roles)

Job Subcategory  
Consular

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  
A vacancy has arisen at the British High commission for a Vice Consul. The position is graded at B3 for which the current salary starts at TZS 2,674,674 per month before deduction of tax. The jobholder will lead the consular team in a challenging but rewarding front-facing role. They will help customers through some of the most difficult experiences of their lives. The job holder will report to the Consular Regional Operations Manager, who is also based in Dar es Salaam but travels frequently. Having the confidence and dynamism to get on with the job at hand with minimal supervision is key. No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. The applicant must have or be able to obtain a work permit for Tanzania in order to apply.
Main purpose of job:
To lead the team   providing consular services and assistance to British nationals in Tanzania   in line with the standards set out in our publication "Support for   British Nationals Abroad: A Guide

Roles and responsibilities:
Providing consular assistance to distressed British Nationals (BNs) across Tanzania by leading on high profile/complex cases and providing support for team members on all other cases:
·         Leading on complex/high profile assistance cases including cases involving vulnerable British nationals. Assistance work includes issues such as international parental child abduction, mental illness, missing persons, rape/sexual assault, victims of serious crime; and cases with media/parliamentary interest;
·         Supporting and advising consular assistants on complex assistance cases;
·         Meeting consular business targets and ensuring team promptly record casework on our case management system and submit monthly statistical returns;
·         Approving Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs);

Staff and Resource management:
·         Line management of two A2L Consular Assistants in accordance with FCO Guidance;
·         Management of Tanzanian Honorary Consul and Warden network;
·         Management checks in line with audit specifications;
·         Management and profiling of section budgets ensuring full spend is achieved within the financial year. Putting together business cases for future financial year budgets;

Liaison with local authorities and outreach to partner organisations:
·         Active outreach to partner organisations (other embassies, NGOs, charities, and other civil society groups) to establish further sources of assistance for British nationals;
·         Organise visits, seminars and events to engage stakeholders on key areas of policy;
·         Identify and lobby authorities on key issues;
·         Delivery of prevention and other communications campaigns.

Support Tanzanian network crisis preparations:
·         Lead on consular elements of BHC Dar es Salaam’s Crisis Management Plan;
·         Participation in Post consular crisis team; organisation and participation in crisis exercises;


Essential qualifications and experience  
For many British nationals, the only contact they will ever have with a British mission will be through our consular services, often in times of great personal distress. As a customer-facing member of staff, the jobholder will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to deal with distressing situations in a sensitive manner and with empathy. 

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate the following key skills and attributes:
·         Excellent all-round communication skills to manage customer expectations and deliver difficult messages;
·         At least two years experience in public facing work with international customers/working with foreign nationals
·         A proven customer service track record, good judgement and have the ability to solve problems.
·         Calmness under pressure;
·         Confidence and authority when dealing with senior colleagues/local authorities;
·         Ability to research and follow guidelines, and to plan and prioritise effectively;
·         Ability to work well with others - to build and maintain relationships with customers and stakeholders;
·         Experience of supporting and developing staff;
·         Fluent in English (if non-native English speaker then IELTS band 7 or TOEIC 875 points or above or equivalent).

Desirable qualifications and experience  
·         Experience working in an English-speaking environment would also be desirable
·         Swahili would be useful, although   not essential.

Required competencies  
Leading and Communicating, 
Collaborating and Partnering, 
Building Capability for All, 
Managing a Quality Service

Application deadline  
1 September 2016

Grade  
B3 (L)

Type of Position  
Permanent

Working hours per week  
37.5 Hours

Region  
Africa

Country/Territory  
United Republic of Tanzania

Location (City)  
Dar Es Salaam

Type of Post  
British High Commission

Starting salary ()  
TZS 2,674,674

Start Date  
3 October 2016

Other benefits and conditions of employment  
This is a full time role (Mon – Thurs 07:30-15:30; Fridays 07:30-13:00). Bids from job sharers are welcome.
·         The nature of consular work means that out of hours emergencies can occur. TOIL (time off in lieu) is given in these instances. For more serious cases out of hours, overtime is paid subject to the agreement of your line manager and the FCO in London.

Learningn and development opportunities :
·         As well as successful completion of relevant online learning for the role, the successful candidate will be required to complete an introductory training course in the first three months of the job. There are also opportunities to job shadow at other British missions in the region, and attend our annual consular conference, normally held in South Africa.

Due to the nature of the role it is necessary that any applicant is able to obtain security clearance to official-sensitive. Security checks and an interview will be conducted.

Additional information  
·         All applicants must be legally able to work in Tanzania with the correct  visa/status/work permit.
·         Staff   recruited locally by the British High Commission in Dar es Salaam are  subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Tanzanian   employment law.
·         Employees  who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country  nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries   abated by an equivalent amount
·         The  successful candidate will be subject to reference checking and security   clearance checks.
·         If   you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider  your application unsuccessful. Note: Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
   
    
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