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Four-Year Doctoral Candidate Positions for International Students at Aalto University

­Aalto University School of Engineering is offering Four-Year Doctoral Candidate Positions in Multidisciplinary Passenger Ship Design in Finland. The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is at first made for one year, and the extension depends on candidate’s advancement in her/his studies and research.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

All international students applying for doctoral studies must demonstrate their proficiency in English. Applicants are required to attach an official language test report to their application.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Positions are available to pursue Doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Positions are awarded in Multidisciplinary Passenger Ship Design.
  • Scholarship Award: The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is at first made for one year, and the extension depends on candidate’s advancement in her/his studies and research. The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Finland

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this position.

Entrance Requirements: The applicants should have experience in some of the following research areas:

  • Naval architecture and/or marine engineering,
  • Experience-based design, product development and/or industrial design,
  • Artificial experience, modelling of human decision making and/or optimization
  • Maritime transport, logistics and/or economics.

The applicant for the position of Doctoral Candidate must have a Master’s degree and must fulfil the requirements for doctoral students at the Aalto University School of Engineering.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Please, submit the applications online through the link provided below no later than 31 July 2018 including

  1. Motivation letter
  2. CV
  3. A certified copy of master´s degree certificate and an official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English
  4. Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of them

For additional information on funding and contents of work, please contact Professors Pentti Kujala or Jani Romanoff (or in the recruitment process –related questions HR-coordinator Anna-Maija Harju) E-mails: first name.lastname-at-aalto.fi.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Open Research (PhD and Postdoc) Positions at Ghent University

The Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Ghent University, Belgium is offering open research positions for international students. Scholarships are available to pursue PhD and postdoctoral research programme.

The Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD and postdoctoral research programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in “Concrete Technology”.
  • Scholarship Award: We can offer:
  • An interesting research project in the area of casting and processing of fresh concrete, rheology of fresh cementitious materials, 3D-printing of concrete
  • A top-class inspiring international research environment with excellent research facilities at a high-level university, in a worldwide leading group in the field of concrete technology and concrete structures
  • For PhD: PhD-scholarships*, starting at the end of 2018 or in 2019 (Yearly PhD-scholarships, with yearly evaluation, up to a maximum of 4 years)
  • For Postdoc: Postdoctoral scholarships*, starting at the end of 2018 or in 2019 (Yearly Postdoctoral scholarship, with yearly evaluation, up to a maximum of 3 years)
  • Working and living in the attractive city of Ghent, with a very active and lively research and student community

*Candidates should meet some administrative requirements in order to be eligible to receive a scholarship. For those candidates passing the first quality screening, these requirements will be further checked in a later stage.

  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Several research positions are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

You need to have:

  • For a PhD position: an MSc degree in Engineering (or equivalent level), obtained from a high-level university, with excellent records
  • For a postdoc position: a PhD degree in Engineering (or equivalent level), obtained from a high-level university, and of which the high quality can be reflected by high-level journal papers in international peer-reviewed journals cited in Web of Science.
  • Background in Rheology, (fresh) cementitious materials, hydration of cementitious materials
  • Strong motivation, and excellent personal competencies and skills to perform high-level scientific research in an international and multicultural team
  • At least one strong reference letter by a well-respected scholar in the field of concrete technology.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Prepare an application file, written in English, in PDF format, giving following information:

  • A short CV with a summary of your career (personal information, nationality, date of birth, gender, picture, contact details, education, diploma, work experience, publications, awards, patents, reference persons …)
  • A motivation letter, written in English
  • At least one strong support letter by a well-respected scholar in the field of concrete technology
  • A copy of relevant diplomas
  • Transcript of study records
  • For PhD candidates: English abstract of your master thesis
  • For Postdoc candidates: English abstract of your doctoral thesis, and the pdf of at least two peer-reviewed papers in journals cited in Web of Science Send your file by email.

Clearly, mention whether you apply for a PhD or Postdoc scholarship. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis.

Kofi Annan Business School Foundation Master Fellowships for Developing Countries

The European School of Management Technology in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation offers fellowships to obtain a university degree in Europe at one of the academic partners of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation.

The aim of the scholarship is to make significant contributions to least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs); to strengthen the awareness of responsibility in leadership in developed countries.

ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership, innovation, and analytics. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: The MIM program starts in September of each year with a final application deadline of June 30. The MBA program begins in January of each year with a final application deadline of September 30.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study a two-year Master’s in Management (MIM) or a one-year full-time MBA education at ESMT Berlin in Berlin, Germany.
  • Scholarship Award: Fellows will receive a full tuition scholarship from ESMT (€25,000 for MIM students and €43,500 for MBA students) plus fair compensation for travel and accommodation costs and program related fees.
  • Nationality: This scholarship is available for students from Developing Countries.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to five fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This scholarship is available for students from Developing Countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs)Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) or Palestine.
  • Applications for Kofi Annan Fellowships are accepted and awarded on an ongoing basis during the application cycle. Any updates in the availability of the scholarships will be indicated here.
  • MIM applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with excellent grades, less than 18 months of work experience, and proficient English skills. In certain cases a GMAT or GRE score may be requested.
  • MBA applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree of any kind, a minimum of three years of professional experience, a GMAT or GRE score, and proficient English skills.
  • All applicants should have a willingness to contribute to building the economy and society of the home country with entrepreneurial impetus.

English Language/Test Requirements: Strong GMAT or GRE scores

The average GMAT score is 640. ESMT’s MBA GMAT code is H4D-SJ-46 or simply search for ESMT by name. We also accept GRE scores, and our Designated Institution (DI) code is 7768.

TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS score (7 minimum) or other proficiency test. The ESMT TOEFL institution code is 8707.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Potential applicants may also submit a short form for a preliminary check to determine whether they are eligible to apply.

FELLINI Fellowships Programme for Worldwide Researchers at INFN

Applications are invited for FELLINI Fellowships Programme for Experienced Researchers of any nationality. FELLINI is an international incoming mobility fellowship programme for experienced researchers which are co-financed by the European Commission through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Action.

The programme is a new, high-quality fellowship scheme based on a modern research and training approach, which aims at research excellence and promoting researcher mobility and training. FELLINI combines best practice found across the EU with a number of innovative elements that shall provide all fellows with an ideal basis for their future careers, preparing them for a wide range of career options.

The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) is the Italian research agency dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws that govern them, under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR).

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: September 18, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: INFN research areas can be grouped in 5 main areas:
  1. Experimental Particle Physics
  2. Experimental Astroparticle Physics
  3. Experimental Nuclear Physics
  4. Theoretical Physics
  5. Technological Research
  • Scholarship Award: The duration of the fellowship is 36 months and includes a mandatory twelve-months period (which could be split into two periods of 6 months) to be spent in a different research institution or in a high-tech private company, chosen by fellowship holders in agreement with their supervisors, according to the interest of their research.
  • Nationality: Fellowships are for Experienced Researchers of any nationality.
  • Number of Scholarships: A selection procedure is open to recruiting 15 (fifteen) fellows through the co-funding Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska – Curie Actions COFUND, under the project “Fellowship for Innovation at INFN” (hereinafter referred to as “FELLINI”), Grant Agreement n. 754496. Recruited researchers shall be considered as Marie Sklodowska–Curie Fellows.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Fellowships are for Experienced Researchers of any nationality.

Entrance Requirements: Fellowships are for Experienced Researchers of any nationality. Fellowships are open to candidates who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be, at the date of the call deadline, in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. Parental leave periods do not count towards the time of research experience.
  1. Full-time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Only time spent on postgraduate research activities can be included. Working outside research will not be taken into account.
  2. Part-time work: Any periods of part-time activity in research should be translated into the full-time experience (e.g. 3 years 50% part-time work = 1.5 years full-time).
  • Applicants must comply with Marie Sklodowska Curie Action mobility rule: researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years before the call deadline, unless this time was spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention. Compulsory national service and/or short stays as holidays are not taken into account.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The application must be submitted online via https://reclutamento.infn.it/ ReclutamentoOnline/ no later than September, 18th 2018, at 12.00 p.m. (noon) CEST. Applications sent by email or postal mail will not be considered.

Requirements for eligible applications for an application to be eligible it must:

  • Be received no later than the call deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Be received through the INFN online application system.
  • Be written in English and use the template provided.
  • Be within INFN research areas.
  • Be complete and contain all documents requested in the Application Pack.
  • All documents must be submitted in PDF format, with the applicant’s name in the file name (Preferred format: SurnameName_FileDescription.pdf)
  • Comply with the guidelines and specifications (length, font size, etc.) listed in the proposal template.
  • Adhere to the ethical rules of FELLINI and the European Union Horizon 2020 research.

Application Pack

The application must comprise the following documents or information:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Research Project.
  3. List of publications.
  4. Filled ethical questionnaire.
  5. Contact details of 2 experts who will be asked to provide a reference letter: surname, name, affiliation and email address.
  6. List of 3 Hosting Structures, chosen among the INFN Sites, in order of preference.
  7. Copy of a valid identity document (ID card or Passport).

Rwanda: Field Coordinator

Organization: Forcier Consulting
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 27 Sep 2018

Presentation

Forcier is a multidisciplinary research and monitoring and evaluation organization operating in Africa and the Middle East since 2011. Our services include program evaluations, opinion polls, project monitoring, and capacity building for agencies. Nations, NGOs, and government agencies operating in complex and post-conflict environments. Forcier currently has permanent offices in South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Egypt.

Forcier is looking for a field coordinator in Rwanda to help collect data on a radio work for an academic research in Nyamasheke and Rusizi Districts. He/She will be responsible for overseeing the collection of field data and the timeliness of the study. He/she will be responsible for evaluating the accessibility of the targeted areas, both in terms of security and logistics. He/she must be able to follow rigorously the methodology and quality standards defined by Forcier.

Main tasks and responsibilities

For this position, the field coordinator will be placed under the supervision of the Forcier project coordinator during the time of this mission. The expected duration of the data collection is one month. His/her main tasks are:

• Develop, with the project coordinator, the deployment strategy of the field enumerators to the target villages for the collection of data;

• Serve as point of contact for all field teams in the Nyamasheke and Rusizi Districts, and report to Forcier coordinator accordingly;

• Participate in all fieldwork activities of the project (recruitment of teams, facilitation with the authorities, training, …);

• Anticipate the needs of teams in the field and provide support to resolve any obstacles to the proper conduct of data collection;

• Ensure that data collection and compliance with the protocol put in place by Forcier's technical teams is progressing well.

Expected skills:

• Knowledge and field experience in Rwanda, in the Nyamasheke and Rusizi Districts region is a plus;

• University degree preferably in the project field;

• Knowledge and experience of managing field teams for data collection;

• Experience in the field of media, radio is a plus;

• Excellent communication skills, experience and ability to manage logistics and security of field teams;

• Experience and ability to supervise quantitative evaluations in French and English.

• Ability to be autonomous, listening skills and rigor;

• Very good communication relations;

• Able to read, write and speak in English and French;

Remuneration:

• Remuneration based on experience;

• Housing, transport and per diem covered during missions in the region of Nyamasheke and Rusizi Districts

How to apply:

Please send your CV to rdcongo@forcierconsulting.com

Rwandair Ground Support Equipment Driver Job Vacancy

RwandAir Limited is the flag carrier airline of Rwanda. It operates domestic and international services to East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa and the Middle East from its main base at Kigali International Airport. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed, safe and reliable services in air transportation, including strategically linking Rwanda with the outside world, while ensuring a fair return on investment. As part of the expansion strategy we are looking for interested, qualified and competent candidates to fill the following position:

1. Job Title: Ground Support Equipment Driver

2. Reports to: Ramp Team Leader

3. Duties and Responsibilities

• Support the business operations all the time;
• Operate as GSE driver with each adequate training and qualification that has been received and authorized by the team leader;
• Operate the GSE with safety regulations to avoid accident and injuries;
• Prepare, check and position all GSE in preparation of aircraft turnaround;
• Report any defects or any deficiencies to the Equipment Maintenance Technician to the Team leader;
• To follow the rules and regulations for Airside driving;
• Maintain a healthy, safe, secure working environment in compliance with the company procedures, regulatory, and requirement of customers airlines;
• Report security threats and incidents that occurred during daily operations to the Ramp Team Leader;
• Report safety hazards identified during daily operations to the Ramp Team Leader;
• Perform the time turn around service delivery.

4. Desired Profile: Required education, experience and Abilities 

• Minimum S6;
• Valid driving license class B
• Valid driving Class F will be an added advantage;
• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience;
• An excellent command of the English (written and verbal) is essential
• Physically fit;
• High integrity;
• Team player;
• Attention to detail and accuracy;

5.How to apply:

• An application letter addressed to General Manager -Human Resources;
• Recent Curriculum Vitae;
• Relevant certificates;
• A photocopy of the passport;
• One passport photos;
• Three referees

The deadline for submitting application documents is October 10th, 2018 at 4pm local time at the front desk of our head office located at Kigali International Airport, Top Floor building.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

UN Women Driver Job Vacancy

Agency: UN Women

Title: Driver (Rwandese Nationals only)

Job ID: 18647

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Rwanda Country Office works alongside other UN agencies to support the Government of Rwanda in achieving national development priorities, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other international development aspirations. The Government of Rwanda has demonstrated great commitment towards promoting gender equality and promoting evidence based decision making.

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the UN Women country office and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Driver can be also required to provide driving services to the operations and programme staff in the Office, consultants and experts and UN staff on mission. The Driver will provide protocol service basic administrative and clerical support to the UN Women Country Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Provide reliable and secure driving services

  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel;
  • Deliver and collect mail, documents and other items to Government – Offices/Embassies/Commercial Establishments/ UN Offices;
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport, including visa and customs formalities arrangements when required;
  • Verify that all passengers wear seatbelts at all times in the vehicle;
  • Ensure all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;
  • Ensure vehicle comply with the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

2.Provide proper use of vehicle

  • Ensure cost-saving by driving responsibly;
  • Maintain daily vehicle logs, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil change, servicing, greasing, repairs;
  • Provide inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

3.Provide day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle

  • Ensure that the official vehicle is kept clean and is always in good working condition;
  • Make minor repairs and make arrangements for major repairs;
  • Change oil, check tires, lights horn, clutch and brakes and wash car regularly;
  • Ensure that vehicles comply with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

4.Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies

  • Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

5.Provide general administrative and logistic support as needed

  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining required records;
  • Assist in the mailing and distribution of publications and payments of bills, as required.

Competencies

  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Quality and timely driving services; safe and on-time
  • Quality care and maintenance of vehicle
  • Timely inputs to logs and records

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent driving skills;
  • Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations, local roads and conditions;
  • Good defensive driving skills;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Ability to be on time.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification

  • Completion of secondary ordinary level education is required;
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

Experience

At least 5 years of experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record

Language

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of protocol and etiquette skills is an asset.

How to apply

University of Rwanda Latest Jobs Vacancies

The Management of the University of Rwanda would like to inform all interested UR Academic Staff that, it wishes to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following vacant positions:

1.Director of the Center for Conflict Management

2.Director of the Center for Gender Studies,

1.Director of the Center for Conflict Management

The Centre for Conflict Management (CCM) is one of the academic based Centers of the University of Rwanda- College of Arts and Social Sciences. It serves as a bridge between the academia and policy makers through providing the teaching in its Master programs in peace studies and conflict transformation, security studies, genocide studies and prevention, and through research findings in those areas. The main responsibilities and qualification requirements for the Director of this Center are summarized below.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the activities in connection with the teaching in the CCM Postgraduate programs,
  • Coordinating and following up on all research activities within the center, in particular by engaging in research and development projects, consultancies and knowledge transfer through training programmes for government departments and agencies, private sector and non-governmental organizations
  • Engaging in projects that aim at raising research grants/funds developing the Center,
  • Engaging in (and initiating) community outreach activities,
  • Formulating strategies for cooperation/collaboration between the Center and other stakeholders in the area of Peace, Security, genocide studies and other relevant fields at either the national, regional or international level;
  • Initiating and following up on partnerships and collaboration with international and regional academic and non-academic institutions and carring out joint research, conferences, curriculum development, staff and staff exchanges,
  • Coordinating activities that aim at ensuring that the Center reaches the level of Center of Excellence by developing initiatives designed to bring changes, and by ensuring that they are delivered on excellent standards and by competent staff.
  • Engaging with stakeholders in the view of expanding research and teaching activities to the whole region and continent for the benefit of the population
  • Supervising academic and administrative staff in the Center,
  • Coordinating all activities relating to the development of the center
  • Carrying out any other activity in relation with his/her duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Principal.

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD Degree in Peace studies, Security studies or genocide studies or any other field directly connected to those areas
  • At least 3 years working experience in the area related to teaching and research in those areas
  • At least 5 publications in the peer reviewed Journals those areas in the last three Years.
  • Excellent Communication skills in English
  • A proven track record in raising funds for projects

2.Director of the Center for Gender Studies

As one of the Academic Centers within the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) at the University of Rwanda, the Center of Gender Studies was established to build gender expertise to support the Government of Rwanda’s objective of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. It operates through research, teaching and community outreach activities related to gender. The main responsibilities and qualification requirements for the Director of this Center are summarized below.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the activities in connection with the teaching in the CGS Postgraduate programs,
  • Coordinating and following up on all research activities within the center, in particular by engaging in research and development projects, consultancies and knowledge transfer through training programmes for government departments and agencies, private sector and non-governmental organizations
  • Engaging in projects that aim at raising research grants/funds developing the Center
  • Engaging in (and initiating) community outreach activities,Formulating strategies for cooperation/collaboration between the Center and other stakeholders in the area of Gender and other relevant fields;
  • Initiating and following up on partnerships and collaboration with international and regional academic and non-academic institutions and carries out joint research, conferences, curriculum development, staff and staff exchanges, Supervising academic and administrative staff in the Center
  • Coordinating all activities relating to the development of the center
  • Carrying out any other activity in relation with his/her duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Principal.

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD Degree in Gender Studies
  • At least 3 years working experience in the area related to teaching and research in gender
  • At least 5 publications in peer reviewed journals in the area of Gender Studies for the last three Years.
  • Excellent Communication skills in English
  • A proven track record in raising funds for projects.

TENURE AND APPOINTMENT:

The University of Rwanda (UR) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and persons with disabilities. In addition, there shall be attractive allowances and other benefits as approved by the Board of Governors.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

  • Covering letter
  • CV
  • Copy of Degrees,
  • Copy of Identity cards;
  • Other documents related to required experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

All applicants are here informed that UR Official Language of Communication is English. The covering letter should be addressed to the Vice Chancellor

Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Graduate Students

Applications are invited for Korean Government Scholarship Program from graduate students of 167 countries. Up to 700 scholarships are available for masters and PhD degree programmes.

The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.

GKS (Global Korea Scholarship) Program is a scholarship program that paid by the Government of the Republic of Korea for foreign nationals in the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Education organized, responsible for the project implementation agency directly under the Ministry of Education National Institute for International Education.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Applicants with certified scores on their proficiency in Korean or in English might be given preference. Some examples include the following: – Proficiency in Korean: TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) – Proficiency in English: TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS Academic.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: Application deadline may differ from one country to another; it is expected to be around late September or early October.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate program at Participating Universities in Korea.
  • Study Subject: Applicants must choose their field of study from the listed programs in the university information section provided by participating universities.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarship benefits are:

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  • Scholarship Period: March 1, 2019 ~ February 29, 2024 (1-year Language + 4-year Degree Program)

(2) Scholarship Benefits

  • Airplane Ticket or Airfare: The scholarship covers an economy class flight with the shortest route between a scholar’s country and Korea. A one-way ticket to Korea will be offered to each scholar at the beginning of the scholarship program; another one-way ticket from Korea will be offered for those who complete their studies under the scholarship program.
  • Monthly Stipend: 800,000 KRW per month
  • Tuition: The university entrancefee and tuition fee is covered by NIIED and the host university.
  • Settlement Allowance: 200,000 KRW upon arrival
  • Scholarship Completion Grants: 100,000 KRW upon completion of studies only for scholars returning back to their countries
  • Korean Language Training: The full cost for the 1 year is covered by NIIED and the language institution.
  • Medical Insurance: Scholars are covered by health insurance for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: Scholars with level 5 or 6 on TOPIK will receive 100,000 KRW won per month during the degree program.

(3) Notes

    • NIIED does not cover the expenses for the domestic travel both in a scholar’s home country and in Korea.
    • Airfare for entry into Korea will not be provided to a grantee that has been staying in Korea as of the date of announcement of successful candidates
    • NIIED does not cover flight travel insurance of scholars entering Korea and returning back to their countries.
    • The medical fee is to be reimbursed through the insurance company to a scholar after he or she pays first. However, the expense for dental care or chronic disease will not be covered.
    • In case a scholar withdraws from the scholarship program within the first 3 months after entering Korea, he or she must return all the scholarship benefits offered, which includes the entry airfare, settlement allowance, monthly stipend, tuition, language training fees, Korean proficiency grants, and medical insurance.
    • The return flight ticket and the Scholarship Completion Grants will not be offered for those who withdraw from the scholarship program.
    • If a student temporarily leaves Korea during the language program, the allowance will not be given during the period student was absent in Korea. The allowance will not be given if a student’s leave of absence period exceeds 30days during the degree program.
  • Number of Scholarships: 105 [from 67 countries]
  • Nationality: International students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Korea

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students can apply for the Korean Government Scholarship Program.List of Countries: China, United States of America, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam, Japan, India, Brazil, Myanmar, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, China, United States of America, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam, Japan, India, Brazil, Myanmar, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Serbia, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Hungary, Iraq, Jordan, Nepal, Oman, Republic of South Africa, Rwanda, Singapore, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Venezuela, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Burundi, Canada(Quebec), Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Gambia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Kuwait, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, the Bahamas, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, Zambia , Zimbabwe, Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Barbados, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Guinea-Bissau, Greenland, Guyana, Haiti, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Montenegro, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Seychelles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome Principe, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, United Arab Emirates, The United States, France, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Thailand, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Ghana, India, Kyrgyzstan, Cameroon, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Egypt, Poland, Romania, The United States, Uganda, Yemen, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Guinea, Hungary, Laos, Liberia, Peru, Senegal, Algeria, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lithuania, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Spain, Tajikistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Kingdom, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Zambia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, Gabon, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Maldives, New Zealand, Paraguay, Republic of the Congo, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Sudan and Timor-Leste.
  • Entrance Requirements: Prospective applicants must meet all of the following conditions.(1) CITIZENSHIP: An applicant and his or her parents must be citizens of one the countries listed on the above chart in #2 of this guideline.
    • Attention! Neither the applicant nor the parents should hold the Korean citizenship.
    • Exception(Only for those holding Japanese Citizenship): Individuals whose parents hold a ‘Special Permanent Residency Permit’ within Japan while holding Korean Citizenship may be deemed eligible to apply.

(2) AGE:An applicant must be under age 25 as of March 1, 2019 (Should be born after March, 1, 1994).

(3) HEALTH: An applicant must be in good health, both physically and mentally.

  • Those with disabilities, but in good mental and physical health, are eligible to apply.
  • Those with severe illness are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.

(4)LEVEL OF EDUCATION: An applicant must have graduated or be expected to graduate from a high school as of March 1, 2019

  • Those who have already achieved a Bachelor’s degree or a higher degree are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
  • Those who have graduated or are expected to graduate from a high school in Korea are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.

(5) GRADES: An applicant must maintain the overall grade point average (CGPA) equivalent to or higher than any ONE of the followings:

  • 64 on a 4.0 scale;
  • 80 on a 4.3 scale;
  • 91 on a 4.5 scale;
  • 23 on a 5.0 scale; or
  • Score: 80points or above on a 100 point scale or be ranked within the top 20% throughout the entire high school period.[see Appendix 3]
  • If an applicant’s high school has an evaluation system different from the above scales, see 7-(2)-?.

(6) An applicant should never have been awarded with any scholarship programs from Korea for an undergraduate degree program.

(7) An applicant must have no limitations in travelling abroad

(8) Applicants who have proficiency in the Korean or English language will be given preference.

(9) Descendants of the Korean War veterans will be given preference.

(10) Engineering and Science majors will be given preference.

(11) Applicants from low income families or underprivileged backgrounds will be given preference.

(12) Applicants who are confirmed to be ‘third generation’ overseas Koreans will be given preference.

(13) An applicant is restricted to apply either for the Embassy Track or for the Regional University Track.

    • Applicants who apply for both tracks will be automatically disqualified and their applications will be eliminated.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants with certified scores on their proficiency in Korean or in English might be given preference. Some examples include the following: – Proficiency in Korean: TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) – Proficiency in English: TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS Academic.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applicants must apply for the Korean Government Scholarship Program via either the Embassy Track or the University Track.

(1) Required Documents: 1 set of the original documents below, and 3 sets of the photocopies of the original

  • Completed Application Form (Form 1)
  • NIIED Pledge (Form 2)
  • Personal Statement (Form 3)
  • Study Plan (Form 4)
  • Two Recommendation Letters (Form 5)
  • Must be from two separate recommenders.
  • The letters must be written by someone who can give in-depth assessment on the applicant’s abilities, including a high school teacher, principal, or academic advisor.
  • Completed Self Medical Assessment (Form 6)
  • Graduation Certificate of High School
  • Those who are expected to graduate may submit a provisional graduation certificate of high school.
    • High School Grade Transcript (including a description of the school’s grading system)
    • Certificates of Citizenship of the Applicant and Parents (Examples: abirth certificate, a government-issued certificate indicating the parent-child relationship, a family register, or parents’passport copies)
    • Awards (Optional)
    • Applicants with certified scores on their proficiency in Korean or in English may be given preference. Some examples include the following:
    • Proficiency in Korea: TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)
    • Proficiency in English: TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS Academic (TOEFL ITPs are not acceptable)
    • DD214 or other relevant document to prove the family member’s service at the Korean War

(applicable to Descendants of the Korean War Veterans Only)

  • Overseas Korean Proof Documents and supporting documents indicating the generation status

(applicable to Overseas Koreans Only)

  • Certificate of Health (Form 7, only for candidates who successfully pass the 2nd round of selection)
  • The certificate of health must be completed and signed by a doctor.
  • Copy of the Applicant’s Passport (only for candidates who successfully pass the 2nd round of selection)

PhD Positions for International Students at IMPRS on Astrophysics

The International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich is proud to announce up to 25 PhD positions in various fields of astrophysics. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these positions.

Welcome to the application platform of the International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (IMPRS)! If you would like to boost your career and to do your PhD in one of the largest centers for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Europe, then you are right to apply for a PhD position here.

Candidates whose native language is not English or German are required to provide a certificate documenting proficiency in English, for example TOEFL (recommended IbT of at least 94 points) or IELTS (recommended score of at least 7 points) or equivalent.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Positions are available to study PhD.
  • Study Subject: Positions are awarded in various fields of astrophysics.

Below you will find information about available PhD projects. Please select your topic of interest:

  1. Infrared-Astronomy (MPE)
  2. High Energy Astrophysics (MPE)
  3. Optical and Interpretative Astronomy (MPE)
  4. Center for Astrochemical Studies (MPE)
  5. Extragalactic Astronomy (USM)
  6. Computational Astrophysics (USM)
  7. Stellar Astrophysics – Expanding Atmospheres of Hot Stars (USM)
  8. Computational Star and Planet Formation Group (USM)
  9. Plasma-Astrophysics (USM)
  10. Young Stars & Star Formation Group (USM)
  11. Cosmology and Structure Formation (USM)
  12. Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology (MPA)
  13. High Energy Astrophysics (MPA)
  14. Information Field Theory (MPA)
  15. Supernovae (MPA)
  16. Stellar Astrophysics (MPA)
  17. From planets and star formation to stellar structure (ESO)
  18. From ISM, stellar populations, and clusters to galaxies and cosmology (ESO)
  • Scholarship Award: Successful applicants with an MSc degree will receive a work contract of about EUR 1.575 per month, (depending on family status) for a maximum period of three years if required.
  • Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 25 positions are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this position.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Students from all countries in the world are welcome to apply for the IMPRS program. They are selected based on their excellence as proven by their university record and by letters of recommendation. A selection committee composed of members from all participating institutes will review the applications and advise the potential supervisors about the candidates and their qualifications. However, the final decision about the acceptance of a student rests soley with his/her potential supervisor. Generally, students are admitted for the Graduate School once a year. The program starts each September 1st; application deadline is November 15th of the year before. The application platform is available from the beginning of August till November 15th.

Applicants must have a Master in Physics or Astrophysics.

Applicants holding a Bachelor degree have to apply to the Master of Astrophysics (or Master of Physics) Program at the LMU before they can be admitted to the IMPRS PhD program to obtain a Ph.D. (Dr. rer.nat.) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (applications are encouraged even if the degree will not be obtained before November 15, 2018).

English Language Requirements: Candidates whose native language is not English or German are required to provide a certificate documenting proficiency in English, for example TOEFL (recommended IbT of at least 94 points) or IELTS (recommended score of at least 7 points) or equivalent. If you are unsure on that or if you have difficulties in getting the certificates in time, please contact us.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Applications for the new program starting in September 2019 can be submitted until November 15th, 2018. Applications will nonetheless be accepted until all positions are filled. A complete application must include the following documents:

  • A fully filled-in online application form, including a list of all courses and credits/grades
  • Curriculum vitae as PDF file in the upload area of the application form
  • Three letters of recommendation uploaded by your referees, for more information follow the instructions in the online application form. The recommendation letter deadline is November 21th, 2018.
  • Copies of all academic certificates/transcripts including High School Diploma, M.Sc., B.Sc., etc. as one PDF file in the uploaded area of the application form (originals must be presented, if you are invited for an interview)
  • Copy of your M.Sc. thesis (with English abstract if the thesis is not written in English) or preliminary master thesis abstract as PDF file in the upload area
  • Proof of English Language ability when applicable (e.g. transcript of TOEFL / IELTS scores or equivalent; our TOEFL Institution and Department Code is 8223). In case of the upload of your TOEFL official score report, please upload a scanned PDF file instead of the protected file provided from ETS to you.