Fully Funded PhD Positions and Bachelor / Master Scholarships for Study Abroad

PhD & Scholarship Updates – Newsletter January 25, 2016

Tuition Fee Scholarships 2016/17 – University College Dublin

All successful applicants for Masters programs at University College Dublin (UCD), who are citizens of and resident in India, are eligible for full and partial tuition fee scholarships.

Number and Value of Scholarships:

  • 7 full (100%) tuition fee Scholarships (Giri Global Excellence Graduate Scholarship)
  • 7 half (50%) tuition fee scholarships (UCD Global Excellence Graduate Scholarship)

Application Deadline: February 26, 2016

For general queries, please send email to internationalscholarships@ucd.ie

For more details on eligibility criteria and application procedure, please click here.

Master Scholarship for Chemistry and Bioscience 2016 – University of Queensland

The School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland invites outstanding students who are citizens of India or of countries in Latin America to apply for a postgraduate coursework scholarship to cover 50% of tuition fees in the Master of Biotechnology, Master of Molecular Biology or Master of Bioinformatics programs.

Number of Scholarships: 6

Amount of Scholarship: 50% Tuition Fees

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016 (Studies commencing in Jun/Jul 2016).

For more details on eligibility criteria and application procedure, please click here.

Bachelor and Postgraduate Tuition Fee Scholarships for Fashion Studies (BA / MA / MBA) 2016/17 – IFA Paris

International Fashion Academy (IFA) Paris (France) is offering scholarships to international students commencing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in 2016.

Subjects Covered and Number of Awards:

  • Bachelor in Fashion Design and Technology – 2 full scholarships
  • Bachelor in Fashion Marketing – 1 full scholarship
  • Master in Contemporary Fashion Design – 1 full scholarship and 2 half scholarships
  • MBA Global Fashion Media – 1 full scholarship
  • MBA Fashion Business – 1 full scholarship
  • MBA Perfume & Cosmetics Management – 1 full scholarship
  • MBA Luxury Brand Management – 1 half scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

Click here for more details on eligibility criteria and application process.

Birkbeck International Merit Scholarship 2016/17 – Birkbeck University London

The scholarship is open to students from India, Vietnam and Thailand to undertake a one-year master’s degree at Birkbeck University in London.

Students (from India, Vietnam and Thailand) accepted onto one-year taught Master’s degrees at Birkbeck, University of London, starting in September 2016, are eligible for the Scholarship. Indian applicants must hold  a Bachelor degree from a recognised Indian university with a final grade of 70% or higher (applicants from top universities in India may apply with a final grade of less than 70%). To be eligible, applicants should secure an offer (conditional or unconditional) to study on a Master’s Degree programme from Birkbeck, University of London by 15th June 2016.

Amount of Scholarship: £4,000 (will be deducted from the tuition fees

Application Deadline: June 15, 2016.

For more details, please click here.

International Master Scholarships 2016/17 – Bournemouth University

Students from Russia, Turkey, Nigeria, China, India, and South Korea applying for a full-time postgraduate course at the Bournemouth University are eligible for multiple scholarship schemes.

Number and Amount of Scholarships:

Application Deadline: May 31, 2016

PhD position in Human Immunology and Clinical Microbiology – Karolinska Institute

Project: Investigation of respiratory tract infections, including tuberculosis, and the intestinal barrier function, especially in the context of HIV.

A PhD position is available within the Dept. of Clinical Microbiology at Karolinska Institute. The research is translational with focus on problems identified in clinical care and on the development of improved diagnostics and therapeutic approaches. The research spans from molecular virology, virus-cell interactions and the understanding of individual viral genes and proteins, to the effects these have on the infected patient. Within bacteriology, the effects of antibiotics on the gut microbiota are studied as well as the interaction between bacteria and protozoes. Medical and dental students are educated in basal and clinical microbiology. In addition, courses in general and molecular microbiology are given for students in biomedical laboratory science, nursing, and dental hygienists as well as in molecular cell biology.

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016

For more details on the research project, eligibility criteria and application process, please Click Here.

Doctoral (PhD) student position in Molecular Neuro-Pharmacology with focus on Parkinson’s Disease – Karolinska Institute

The research project will focus on molecular neuropharmacological studies on the role of prosaposin and the GPR37 receptor in Parkinson´s disease. The program uses a wide of methodologies including intracellular dynamics and signalling of molecules and their direct interactions or aggregation, studies of animal models and use of patient samples. The PhD student will investigate the role of 7TM receptor-mediated processes in the aetiologies of Parkinson’s disease. In particular, the role of GPR37 and its putataive ligand prosaposin in neurodegeneration shall be studied. Various molecular and cellular assays for enzymatic activities, receptor trafficking and signalling and function will be employed in vitro and in vivo. Biomarkers will be looked for in patient samples. Successful applicants will generate data that guide the development of novel approaches to be tested in animal models of Parkinsonism.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2016

For more details on the research project, eligibility criteria and application process, please Click Here.

PhD Student Position in Asthma Research – Karolinska Institute

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) at the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) is looking for a Doctoral (PhD) student.

Project: The role of novel lipid mediators in the pathobiology of asthma

The project is a collaborative one between the Unit for Experimental Asthma and Allergy Research (EAAF) within the IMM, and the Integrative Molecular Phenotyping research group (IMP) within the Dept. of Medicinal Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB). The IMP group focuses on mass spectrometry based techniques (LC/MS and GC/MS) to perform molecular phenotyping and quantification of lipids and other metabolites together with associated bioinformatics approaches. The EAAF group focuses on determining the role of endogenous and exogenous molecules on airway inflammation and function. The work will involve animal and human tissue dissection. Samples collected in the EAF group will be analyzed in the IMP group. The overall mission of the collaborative research team is to conduct mechanistic research which will define new targets for better diagnosis (biomarkers) and improved treatment (medicines) of asthma and other airway diseases

Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

For more details on the research project, eligibility criteria and application process, please Click Here.

Doctoral (PhD) student position in Mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s Disease – Karolinska Institute

The project aims to explore how known risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) contribute to the disease pathology. Our project has two major objectives: 1) To investigate the biological roles of cholesterol metabolites in brain and their relation to AD pathology and 2) To explore how alterations in insulin signalling / glucose metabolism participate AD neurodegenerative processes. This project involves a wide range of molecular, cellular and transgenic technologies and has a strong translational focus. As models of investigation we have several transgenic mice, human samples (brain tissue, CSF and plasma samples and fibroblasts), as well as in primary cultures and cell lines.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

For more details on the research project, eligibility criteria and application process, please Click Here.

PhD in Nanotechnology and Oral Drug Delivery – Technical University of Denmark

Project: The Nanoprobes group at DTU Nanotech is looking for a PhD student to work in a highly interdisciplinary project focusing on manufacturing and testing of millimetre sized devices for oral drug delivery. The student should investigate the extent to which the device geometry influences drug absorption.  The successful candidate will play a role in the drug delivery section of the Nanoprobes group, interacting with several members working in different disciplines, such as simulation, micro-fabrication and pharmaceutical sciences.  The project will be in collaboration with DTU FABLAB and other international labs.

Application Deadline: January 30, 2016

More Details and Online Application: Click Here

Monash International Merit Scholarship 2016 – Monash University

Scholarships are available for international students to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Monash University (Australia).

Number of Awards: 31

Amount of Scholarship: AUD $10,000 (to be deducted from tuition fees)

Application Deadline: March 15 / April 15, 2016 – for studies commencing in June/July 2016

Click here for more details on eligibility criteria and application process.

IBEC International PhD Programme “la Caixa” – Severo Ochoa Fellowships 2016/17

The IBEC PhD fellowship program in open now (January 18, 2016). IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in Spain. The Severo Ochoa award provides 4 million Euro over 2015-2019 to implement IBEC’s Research and Human Resources Programmes.

PhD Topics:

  • Biomimetics, bio-inspired materials and nanorobotics
  • Cell mechanics
  • Electrical and optical detection at the nanoscale
  • Fighting infectious diseases
  • M-health devices for connected care
  • Point-of-care diagnostics and prognostics
  • Restoring organ and tissue function

Amount of Fellowship: 4 year-contract with a gross salary ranging from €18,546 in the first year to €22,558 in the fourth year, plus €6,400 (for mobility and training).

Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

Eligibility Details & Application Process: Click Here

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme 2016/17

The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme is a new initiative that offers talented students with a university degree from outside of Denmark an opportunity to launch their careers in the vibrant environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research center cluster. Sixteen students will be recruited annually through the programme for enrolment in August the same year. In 2016 the programme will be open for applications from January 4 to February 29.

Students will be selected based on academic achievements, research experience, academic references and interviews. The interviews will take place in Copenhagen on April 18-19, 2016. The Novo Nordisk Foundation will pay for travel and accommodation for selected candidates in association with the interview visit.

Application Deadline: February 29, 2016.

For more details on project details. eligibility criteria and application process, please click here.

International PhD Studentships in Drug Discovery – Europe

The FRAGNET consortium is looking for 15 PhD students to work in the field of Fragment-Based Drug (Lead) Discovery (FBDD).

Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

Eligibility criteria, selection procedure and application process: Click Here

For queries, please send email to info@fragnet.eu

Maastricht University High Potential (Master) Scholarships – 2016/17

Full tuition fee scholarships along with living allowances are available for talented International Students for Master programs at the Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Amount of Scholarship:

  • Full Tuition Fees
  • Living Allowances (EUR 10, 500 per year)
  • Insurance and Visa costs

Field of Study: Any Masters program or graduate program for professionals at the Maastricht University except the programs at School of Business and Economics.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

For more details and application: Click Here

Fully Funded PhD Positions – Aarhus University

Graduate School of Science and Technology at Aarhus University is looking for a number of bright, enthusiastic and ambitious candidates who are interested in pursuing a PhD degree. Applications are invited for admission to GSST, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

Subject Areas:

  • Agroecology (incl. Plant Science and Soil Science)
  • Animal Science
  • Bioscience
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (incl. Bioinformatics)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science (incl. Horticulture)
  • Geoscience
  • Mathematics (including Science Studies)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics (incl. Molecular Medicine)
  • Nanoscience
  • Physics and Astronomy (including Science Education)

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

For more details on eligibility criteria and application process, please click – Link-1 and Link-2.

LLM Scholarships 2016/17 – Queen Mary University of London

Number of Scholarships:

  • 10 full tuition fee scholarships
  • 4 partial (50%) tuition fee scholarships

International students must have an offer before applying for the scholarship. Candidates must apply for the LLM program before February 1, 2016.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016 (Program) March 1, 2016 (Scholarship)

Read More for eligibility criteria and application procedure.

Postdoc Position in Biochemistry – Denmark

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to develop and apply tools for identification of novel sustainable chemical production pathways.

Essential Criteria: PhD holder in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioinformatics, or related field.

Contract Period: 3 years

Further Details: Further information may be obtained from Chief Business Officer Jens Kindler (jwki@biosustain.dtu.dk) or Prof. Markus Herrgard (herrgard@biosustain.dtu.dk).

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

For eligibility criteria and application process please click here.

Aga Khan International (Postgraduate) Scholarship Programme

Outstanding students with financial need from selected developing countries (including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria) are eligible to apply for Aga Khan Scholarship for Master and Doctoral (PhD) studies. The Aga Khan Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programs, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfillment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

Scholarship Scheme: Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant and 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.

Amount of Scholarship: Full tuition fees and living expenses

Application Deadline: Indian Students with Offer Letter should apply before March 16, 2016.

For more details please click here.