Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Masters Scholarships for International Students at Erasmus School of Law in Netherlands, 2017

Masters Scholarships for International Students at Erasmus School of Law in Netherlands, 2017

Erasmus University is inviting applications for Holland Scholarships. These scholarships are open to students applying for the Master in Commercial Law (both specialisations) or the Master in International and European Public Law at Erasmus School of Law.

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.
The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Master’s in Holland. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
In order to study at Erasmus School of Law, all students must be able to listen, read, speak and write fluently in English from the start of their studies at ESL.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study Commercial Law (both specialisations) or International and European Public Law at Erasmus School of Law.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. Students will receive this in the first year of their studies.

Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands

  • Student’s nationality is non-EEA;
  • Students are applying for the Master in Commercial Law (both specialisations) or the Master in International and European Public Law at Erasmus School of Law;
  • Students have never before studied at an education institution in the Netherlands;
  • Students have to pay the institute tuition fee because you do not meet the nationality requirement;
  • Students must have achieved excellent study results in your prior education. This means an average final result of at least grade 8.0 (or the equivalent) during their prior education. For these purposes, prior education means: the previous bachelor in Law
  • You meet the specific requirements of the LL.M. programmes of Erasmus School of Law.
Nationality: Non-EEA students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have bachelor’s degree.
English Language Requirement: In order to study at Erasmus School of Law all students must be able to listen, read, speak and write fluently in English from the start of their studies at ESL. When being admitted to our LL.M. programmes we expect all students to actively apply the English language when participating in the lectures, workgroups and group assignments.
  • University requires a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, or TOEFL score of 94 (Internet based)
  • EMLE students please check the EMLE website.
  • Students with a first or second degree with the English language as medium of instruction (please submit proof) do not have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test report.
Netherlands Scholarships

How to Apply: Students who have applied for a master’s programme at the Erasmus School of Law and who meet the application criteria can apply for the scholarship between 1 November 2016 and 1 May 2017. The application procedure for the Holland Scholarship Programme is as follows:
Every application can be submitted by e-mail to the LLM office and need to include the following documents:
  • (Provisional) Admission letter
  • Motivation letter (including intended career path)
  • Proof of excellence during Bachelor of Law (Certified copy of Bachelor Degree including grade list)
  • In case you have not completed your Bachelor yet the average grade of the current year until the date of application applies
  • Description of financial position including a bank statement (that shows an amount sufficient for the living costs during your studies of 12 x €900) and an indication of the maximum amount that can be contributed by the prospective student and/or external sponsors
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017.

Master of Laws (LLM) Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide up to four students each year with financial support to the value of $4000 toward the coursework costs of the Master of Laws (LLM) program.
Applicable to: International Students, Law, Postgraduate, financially disadvantaged, Masters Coursework, High-Achievers.

 Master of Laws (LLM) Scholarship  – LLM scholarships for domestic and international students enrolling at the University of Newcastle, Australia on the Master of Laws program. The school also offers a similar scholarship for the JD program, detailed here.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled in the Master of Laws (LLM) program in the Faculty of Business and Law
  • Be enrolled in the first year of the program of study
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units)
  • Not hold another scholarship for the same program
  • Be an international student

Required documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.
  • A copy of your undergraduate transcript
  • A statement explaining your financial situation and how the scholarship would assist with your future studies.


Two (2) scholarships will be offered annually. These scholarships provide $2,000 for the student's first semester in the program, and $2,000 for the student's second semester in the program, provided scholarship criteria are met and payable after satisfactory academic progress has been demonstrated.


Selection of the successful candidate will be on the basis of:
  • Academic Merit
  • Financial Need
  • Performance at Interview

How to apply

The closing date to apply for this scholarship is: Thursday, 31 March 2017
Scholarships Officer
Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The 2017 Yale Young Global Scholars application is available! Apply now ----->>>

The 2017 Yale Young Global Scholars application is available! Apply now >>

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. We encourage all potential applicants to begin and complete their applications as soon as possible to ensure all materials are submitted by the deadline.

An official Yale University program, participants in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners.
Interested in what students had to say about their YYGS experience?
2016 YYGS alumnus Abdul Moiz put together a collection of short vignettes from participants of the International Affairs & Security session as a sort of guidebook to prospective applicants.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Full Tuition Fee LLM Scholarships, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Full Tuition Fee LLM Scholarships, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Full tuition fee scholarships are available for students from any country (UK, EU & international students) enrolling LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law program for September 2017 intake at School of Law, Queen Mary University of London – UK.

The scholarship will cover the entire tuition fee at Home / EU / International students rate. Applicants must hold an offer (conditional / unconditional) for full time study in order to apply for this scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship will be asked to participate in marketing events to promote the scholarship program and Queen Mary University of London.
SEE ALSO: Fee Waiver + Stipend, PhD Scholarships in Management, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Level of Education

Scholarships available for Master degree only.

Subjects or Fields of Study

Scholarships available only for LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law offered at School of Law, Queen Mary University of London.

Amount of Scholarships

The scholarships will pay the full tuition fee at Home / EU / international rate.

Duration of Scholarships

Scholarships are available for the duration of the program.


To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria below:
  • Applicants must meet all the entry requirements for LLM degree program.
  • Applicants must hold a conditional / unconditional offer for full time study in LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law.
  • Scholarships available for new students commencing study in September 2017.
  • Applicants must apply for the full time program. Part time students are not eligible to apply.

Number of Scholarships Available

2 (two) full scholarships available.


Scholarships available for all students from any country. There is no restriction or nationality criteria.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded based on merit. Make sure you have applied for the program and received the offer from the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, before the deadline.

Please take note on the above eligibility criteria carefully.

How to Apply

You must download and complete the scholarship application form available on their website and send it via email. Please make sure you read all the guidelines available on their website before submitting your applications.

Application Deadline

The closing date for this scholarship is March 28, 2017 for academic year 2017 – 2018. However, you must have received the offer for study before you can apply for this scholarship.

The closing date for applying the LLM program is February 28, 2017.
Please take note of the deadline. Late submissions will not be entertained!

Result Notification

Please contact School of Law, Queen Mary University of London for more info about the result.

Important Notes

  • This scholarship will be based on merit and your academic achievements.
  • You can only apply for this scholarship after you have applied for the program and received the conditional / unconditional offer for full time study.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Victoria Graduate Award, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Victoria Graduate Award, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

 These awards consist of domestic tuition fees payable for the nominated degree programme up to the value of $5,000. Graduate Awards are awarded solely on the basis of academic merit.

Purpose of award
In line with the University’s strategic objective of encouraging undergraduate students to proceed to graduate study and to research degrees, the University offers Victoria Graduate Awards to students intending to embark upon an Honours degree or a Masters degree, Part 1.
Selection criteria
  • The intended programme must include at least 90 points of coursework at either 400 or 500 level.
  • These scholarships are not available for post experience or vocational master’s degrees e.g. MBA, MLIS MMIS nor to students intending to embark on the fourth year of a four year undergraduate degree programme e.g. LLB, BTech, BEng.
  • Post graduate Diploma study will only be considered if it is recognized as Part 1 of a two year Masters course.
  • Applicants are expected to have achieved at least an A grade average (GPA 8.0) over 72 points at 300-level or above. At least 60 of these points must be in their nominated major or, for a major that requires less than 60 points, the additional points must be in a 300 level subject either in their major or in a related subject.
How do students apply?
  • Applications for these awards must be made on the forms obtainable from the Scholarship Website or from the Scholarships Office.
  • Enrolling as an Honours or Masters student and applying for a Victoria Graduate Award are two separate processes. The holding of a Victoria Graduate Award is conditional upon the scholarship recipient gaining enrollment into their intended Honours or Masters programme.
  • Applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria, must include a certified copy of their academic transcripts from other institutions with this application.
  • Applicants whose degree has been conferred at any university other than a New Zealand University will be considered in two categories:
    1. Category 1: applicants from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany or Australia must supply an original or certified copy of their university transcript.
    2. Category 2: applicants from any other country must have their transcript verified and assessed with a course by course evaluation by one of the below education evaluators:
      • Educational Credential Evaluators
      • National Recognition Information Centre (UK)
  • Application Form
  • Regulations

Additional information
  • International Students are eligible to apply for this Award, however, tuition fees for International Students will be funded at the same value as that for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.
  • International student must attach all previous tertiary study academic transcripts.
  • Subject to the approval of the Academic Board, a Victoria Graduate Award may be held with any other award apart from an alternative fees scholarship for which the holder is eligible.
Decision makers
The selection of Award winners shall be made by the Scholarships Committee, a subcommittee of the University Research Council.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
By late December in the year of application. If you are unsuccessful you may be notified by email only. Please provide a clearly written email address if available.
Applications close 1 November each year.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
An Award shall lapse unless the Award winner, within 4 weeks of receipt of the official advice of his/her Award, completes and returns to the Scholarships Officer a letter setting out:
  1. his/her acceptance of the Award; and
  2. his/her intention of fulfilling the conditions attached to the holding of the Award.
The date of commencement for an Award shall normally be no later than the fifteenth day of March in the year following the year of application.
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:
Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557
For more information, please visit official website:



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

Trilateral talks took place in Tashkent between President Vladimir Putin, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
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Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
Following the talks, the three presidents witnessed the signing of the Programme to Establish the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor and an agreement between Russia’s Federal Customs Service, China’s General Administration of Customs, and Mongolia’s General Tax and Customs Administration on mutual recognition of customs inspection results with regard to particular categories of goods.
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President of China Xi Jinping (retranslated): President Putin, President Elbegdorj, it is a great pleasure to see you again.
Following our meeting in Ufa last July, we jointly approved the roadmap for developing our trilateral cooperation over the medium term. Our three countries’ ministries, local authorities and companies are working actively to implement this roadmap and organising intensive coordination of projects in trade, the economy, humanitarian ties, transit traffic, tourism and sport. The positive results are visible. Following our meeting today, we will witness the signing of an important cooperation agreement – the programme to establish an economic corridor.
This all shows that we are capable of knitting close cooperation ties as neighbours. I am happy with the way our trilateral ties are developing. We are ready to listen to your remarks and proposals on the next steps to take.
I give the floor to President Putin.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, President Xi Jinping, President Elbegdorj, I am also very pleased to see you again.
Russia has traditionally friendly ties with China and Mongolia. We are building our trilateral partnership on the principles of good-neighbourliness, equality, and mutual respect.
Yes, a year ago in Ufa, we agreed to step up our cooperation in a broad range of areas. It is important that we have started implementing the roadmap to develop our trilateral contacts in politics, the economy, international affairs, and the cultural and humanitarian sector. We have launched a mechanism for political consultations now and this is a good opportunity for coordinating our positions on current regional issues.
At the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
At the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
Building on the Ufa agreements, we have drafted a programme for establishing an economic corridor linking Russia, China and Mongolia. This programme seeks to substantially intensify cross-border ties by launching more than 30 trilateral investment projects.
Regarding the programme’s practical implementation, we think Mongolia’s idea of establishing a joint investment planning centre is a promising idea. Its main task would be to develop new cooperation proposals in transport, construction of communication and electricity transmission lines, and energy transport routes.
We also think it important to give priority attention to infrastructure initiatives. In particular, Russian business is ready to take part in modernising the Ulan Bator railway. I have discussed this on past occasions with the President of Mongolia. We will increase the railway’s throughput capacity to 100 million tonnes of freight a year. We will also develop road freight transport. This will help us to make better use of our countries’ transit potential.
We are sure that implementing these projects will help to develop regional integration projects too, especially the project to develop a Eurasian trade and economic partnership between the Eurasian Economic Union and the People’s Republic of China.
Further simplification of customs formalities will help to expand the trade ties between our countries, including ties between the border regions. The agreement on mutual recognition of customs inspections results that will be signed today will facilitate this.
We should most certainly continue working to strengthen contacts between our three countries’ business communities. In June last year, our countries’ chambers of commerce and industry held a successful forum in China. The next forum, which will take in Chita, in Russia, on August 5–6, has Russia’s active support.
Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
I want to say that we are seeing positive changes taking place before our very eyes in environmental cooperation throughout the entire region. I know that Mongolia plans to build hydroelectricity facilities in the Selenga River basin. We would like to study these plans very carefully with our friends in Mongolia and China.
Russia and international environmental protection organisations have made their position on these plans known: this project could create some risks for water supply to Russia’s Irkutsk Region and affect the unique ecology of Lake Baikal, as Selenga is the main river flowing into Lake Baikal.
We realise that Mongolia’s energy shortage is a serious issue. Clearly, this is something we must reflect on and we need to resolve this issue. But there are different ways to resolve this problem, above all by developing the entire region’s energy sector. For example, Russian power stations could increase electricity supplies to Mongolia’s northern regions.
We think it important to encourage cooperation not only in this sector but in others too, in tourism, for example. The Federal Tourism Agency is drafting a number of proposals. One of them is to organise an international tourism route – the Great Tea Route – that could link 20 Russian regions with China and Mongolia. We could launch a special excursion train on this route.
We will continue to do all we can to expand scientific exchanges. The establishment of an association of research centres in Russia, China and Mongolia will play a big part in this.
Let me say again that I think our trilateral partnership has great potential in many areas and we should put this to more active use for the good of our peoples.
Thank you for your attention.
President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (retranslated): President of China Xi Jinping, President of Russia Vladimir Putin,
It is a great pleasure to greet you at this third summit of the leaders of Mongolia, Russia and China here in the capital of Uzbekistan.
Today, we will sign trilateral cooperation agreements such as the programme on establishing an economic corridor between Mongolia, Russia and China and the agreement between our three countries’ customs services on mutual recognition of customs inspection results with regard to particular categories of goods. The aim of establishing the economic corridor is to put in place conditions for expanding trilateral cooperation through increasing trade between our three countries.
President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
I would like to exchange views and settle the following matters during this meeting.
First of all, this involves the implementation of a programme to create an economic corridor. I suggest we select those projects, out of the 32 from the programme, which can be implemented now, and find sources to finance them. Given the fact that the parties agreed to establish an investment centre to determine funding and do a feasibility study of projects, I propose such a centre be created in 2016.
Then, as part of improving cooperation on roads and transport, we propose holding regular consultations with transport agencies of the third parties, which are a real mechanism to promote railway projects. The second meeting on current issues is expected to be held in August-September in Ulan Bator.
Third, determining promising avenues of trilateral cooperation. Our cooperation should not be limited to economic corridors or transport and customs issues. One of the directions is regional cooperation; we support in principle China’s initiative to develop cooperation between the eastern regions of Mongolia, Russia and China. Mongolia is ready to develop an appropriate plan of cooperation.
I also believe it possible to develop trilateral cooperation in agriculture and emergency prevention, response and relief based on the experience of bilateral cooperation.
I would like to end my speech with a suggestion to hold a trilateral meeting in Ulan Bator to step up our cooperation. I am confident that our mutually advantageous cooperation will make a significant contribution not only to the development of the three states but the region as a whole.
Thank you for your attention.
Xi Jinping: Thank you, President Elbegdorj.
President Putin and President Elbegdorj presented good proposals. I suggest the relevant agencies of the three countries carefully study and implement them.
And now I would like to share my opinion. We should comprehensively promote trilateral cooperation by linking the Chinese Silk Road Economic Belt and Russian strategies, in particular, the construction of a trans-Eurasian corridor, and the Mongolian Steppe Route.
The first task is to work responsibly on implementing the programme to create an economic corridor linking China, Mongolia and Russia. This programme is a practical step towards linking together our three countries’ development strategies and outlines priorities for our business cooperation. It is important that we pursue cooperation in areas such as transport infrastructure, building border crossing points and production facilities, developing investment, trade and the economy, humanitarian ties and environmental cooperation. We must work together to carry out priority projects so as to speed up achievement of stage-by-stage results in establishing the China-Russia-Mongolia economic corridor.
Second, we must step up our cross-border cooperation. Our three countries’ border regions have advantages in terms of their geographical location, comprehensive interlinking and cooperation mechanisms, and they share a common great desire to develop trilateral cooperation, have solid foundations for doing this, and could become priority regions for our work together. China supports our Mongolian partners’ initiative on cross-border economic cooperation.
President of People's Republic of China Xi Jinping.
President of People's Republic of China Xi Jinping.
We propose taking the existing bilateral economic cooperation zone as a base we can build on to develop a trilateral zone with an emphasis on infrastructure construction, comprehensive interlinking, cross-border trade, industrialisation, tourism, and humanitarian ties. We should strengthen our links in industry and promote sub-regional cooperation in the interests of developing our countries’ border regions.
Third, we need to expand our cooperation within the SCO. The SCO has gained steadily in international influence over its 15 years of existence. More and more countries have shown their approval of the ‘Shanghai spirit’ and wish to develop cooperation with the organisation in order to work together on preventing threats and making use of development opportunities.
The accession process for new members we launched at the Ufa summit last year has progressed smoothly. The number of observers and dialogue partners is growing. This creates new development opportunities.
The SCO is a useful platform for our trilateral cooperation. Mongolia is the first observer country in the SCO. China is ready to work with Russia and other SCO member countries to strengthen our cooperation with our Mongolian partners, in particular, we are ready to work together on implementing the openness and partnership policy as part of the SCO’s development strategy through to 2025. We are ready to develop our work together with Mongolia in transit traffic, food safety, emergency situations, energy and other sectors.
This is my view. Overall, we have had a practical and useful discussion today.
Our Mongolian partners will chair the fourth summit next year. China is ready to provide all-round support in this.
Thank you.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Forecasts for China’s economy in 2016

Forecasts for China’s economy in 2016 


Forecasts 6.5% China growth for 2016

A man carrying a kite in the shape of the Chinese national flag walks along the Bund while buildings of Pudong's Lujiazui financial district stand across the Huangpu River as the sun rises in Shanghai, China, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. China's consumer inflation moderated and factory gate deflation extended a record stretch of declines, signaling the People's Bank of China still has room to ease monetary policy further to support a slowing economy. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s economic growth will only reach the lower end of its own projections and its slowdown risks weighing on the rest of Asia, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank.
The ADB’s flagship Asia Development Outlook 2016 forecast that China’s economy would grow at 6.5 per cent this year and 6.3 per cent next year, compared with Beijing’s expectations of between 6.5 and 7 per cent for 2016 and an average of 6.5 per cent over the next five years.

The slowdown in the region’s biggest economy has knocked as much as 0.3 percentage points off the outlook for developing Asian economies because of the region’s trade and supply chain links, the ADB said.
“[China’s] growth moderation and [the] uneven global recovery are weighing down overall growth in Asia,” said Shang-Jin Wei, ADB chief economist, who added that in spite of this, the region would still contribute more than 60 per cent of global growth this year.
The bank forecast regional growth of 5.7 per cent for this year and next, down from 5.9 per cent in 2015. “Developing Asia” is a 45-country grouping used by the ADB that includes central Asia and the Pacific as well as countries in east, south and Southeast Asia.
Despite the turmoil that gripped global markets in January as investors worried that China might be slowing faster than feared, the ADB said the country’s wider economic impact was still largely limited to the region, with any negative effects of the country’s slowdown elsewhere in the world offset by gains from lower commodity prices.
Should China experience the sort of hard landing that investors feared in January — classed as “unlikely” by the ADB — the global economy would be hit much harder, knocking up to 1.8 percentage points off worldwide growth.
The report also highlighted the complexity of China’s economic relationships in the region as supply chains evolve. While manufacturing powerhouses such as South Korea have lost market share as China has moved up the value chain, others such as Vietnam have benefited from taking over lower-end production from its giant neighbour.
The effect is not just limited to technology. Bangladesh has also been a notable gainer, becoming the world’s second-largest garment exporter as China focuses on developing less labour-intensive industries.
China will continue to struggle as it shifts from investment-led growth to an economy where consumption plays a larger role, the ADB said. Last year services and consumption accounted for 4.6 percentage points of China’s overall growth, up from 3.7 in 2014.
However, the ADB warned that governments around the region, including China, needed to focus far more on boosting productivity. Almost half the slowdown in average growth in the region between 2008 and 2014 was due to moderating potential growth.

“Potential growth depends on both the growth of the labour force and the growth of labour productivity,” said Mr Wei. “While altering demographics is not something that can be accomplished within a few years, many developing economies still have tremendous room to use structural reforms to remove distortions in the labour, capital and land markets‎.”
Only Southeast Asia is forecast to see growth rates improve in 2016, nudging up to an annual rate of 4.5 per cent from 4.4 per cent in 2015, the ADB said, before picking up to 4.8 per cent in 2017. Seven out of 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations experienced weaker economic growth last year, including Indonesia, which underwent a fourth successive year of slowdown.