Scholars4Dev Newsletter – July 7

Take a look at upcoming scholarships and development-related courses with deadlines in July-December 2020.

 

 

Upcoming Scholarships »

 

University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship (New Zealand)
2021/2022 University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarships are open to international students from around the world. The scholarships are towards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offered at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. The next applications for studies starting in February 2021 opens on 10 October 2020 with the deadline on 21 November 2020.

See two of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Master of Public Policy (MPP)  and Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSci)

The Global Excellence Scholarship at the University of Western Australia (Australia)
2021/2022 Global Excellence Scholarships are open to international students from eligible countries. The scholarships are towards Bachelors/Direct Pathway/Graduate Diploma/Masters/PhD studies in eligible fields offered at the University of Western Australia in Australia. Deadline is 26 July 2020 for Masters degree program. Course starts July 2020.

See one of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MSc) at University of Western Australia

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) (Canada)
2020-2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are open to international students from around the world. The scholarships are towards graduate studies (PhD or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) in health research; natural sciences and/or engineering research; and social sciences and/or humanities research at one of the participating Canadian Universities. Deadline is before 3 November 2020 for studies starting May/September 2021.

Tongarewa Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
2020/2021 Tongarewa Scholarships are open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards Bachelors and Masters degrees in any subject offered at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Deadlines are 1 June/1 September/30 November 2020. Course starts Trimester 2 2020/Trimester 3 2020/Trimester 1 2021.

See one of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Master of Development Studies (MDevStud) at Victoria University of Wellington

Rhodes Global Scholarships (UK)
2021 Rhodes Global Scholarships are open to international students who are not part of Rhodes countries. The scholarship are towards any Master’s Degree offered at University of Oxford in UK. Deadline for applications is 31 July 2020. Course starts October 2021.

See two of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management and Economics for Development (MSc)

Berea College Scholarships for International Students (USA)
2020/2021 100% Scholarships are open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards Bachelors degree in any subject offered at Berea College in the United States. Deadline is 30 November 2020. Course starts Fall 2021.

See one of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Agriculture and Natural Resources (BS) at Berea College

Emory University Scholar Programs (USA)
2020/2021 Emory University Scholar Programs are open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards Bachelors degrees in any subject offered at Emory University in USA. Deadlines are 1/15 November 2020. Course starts Fall 2021.

See one of the courses that can be funded by this scholarship:  Public Policy and Analysis Major (BS) at Emory University

Women in Leadership Scholarship at University of Surrey (UK)
2020/2021 Women in Leadership Scholarships are open to international students from all countries. The scholarships are towards Masters degree in Business Administration offered at University of Surrey in the UK. Deadline is 1 November 2020. Course starts October 2020.

Zurich One Young World Scholarships (Germany)
2021 Zurich One Young World Scholarships are open to international young leaders from all countries. The scholarships are offered by Zurich Insurance for attendance at the One Young World Summit to be held in Munich, Germany. Deadline is 17 July 2020. The Summit will be held from 23 to 26 April 2021.

 



 

EdX Online MicroMasters and Short Courses »

 

EdX offers MicroMasters programs which are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters program certificate and, if accepted,  students can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree. The price for these programs range from $350-1000. Here are examples of such courses:

 

EdX MicroMasters® Program in Water and Global Human Health at Queen’s University
Queen’s University is home to the Beaty Water Research Centre. Equipped with 58 faculty members from 11 departments, the Centre brings together world-class researchers to tackle our most important resource on this planet, water. Start today with this Micromasters program in Water and Global Human Health and unlock advanced standing to future graduate diplomas and master’s degrees at Queen’s.

EdX MicroMasters® Program in Sustainable Energy at University of Queensland
Learn about the complex nature of energy generation, distribution and supply, and the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable energy future. The UQx Sustainable Energy Micromasters program has four courses (ENGY0x, ENGY1x, ENGY2x and ENGY3x) and the final Capstone Assessment.

EdX MicroMasters® Program in Solar Energy Engineering at TU Delft
In this MicroMasters program you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the solar energy field and become a successful solar energy professional. This program will teach you what is expected from solar experts, and will prepare you for employment in various capacities including: Systems design and engineering, Solar systems installation, Device fabrication and characterization, QA and reliability testing, and Project management and consultancy as well as (technical) sales.

EdXMicroMasters® Program in Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research at University of Michigan
This innovative MicroMasters program provides an advanced, professional sequence of courses in social work so you can gain the skills needed to empower individuals, families, communities and organizations to meet needs and create positive changes. You will gain a greater understanding of social work practice, an awareness of the history and impact of policy on the provision of key social services, and an appreciation for the research that supports effective practice.

EdX MicroMasters® Program in Leadership in Global Development at the University of Queensland
Balancing theoretical knowledge with practical abilities, the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters program provides the strong technical and management skills you need to tackle the most demanding and complex challenges in global development. This program certificate will demonstrate that you have the advanced competencies that international development agencies are increasingly demanding from their leaders and managers. After gaining a verified certificate for each of the four prerequisite courses you will be awarded the MicroMasters program certificate in Leadership in Global Development.

 

If you are more inclined to take a short course, EdX offers many short courses in social sciences, environmental studies, economics and finance. The courses are mostly free but if you want a verified certificate, you only need to pay an amount ranging from $5-150 dollars, depending on the course. Here are some some of them:

 




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