Author Topic: Sustainable Urban Precincts Program PhD Scholarships in Australia, 2014  (Read 374 times)

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Seven PhD scholarships for international students are available at RMIT through the sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP).  Scholarships cover valued at $30,000 per annum for three years. Candidates may apply for an extension of up to six months subject to satisfactory progress. The application deadline is 31st May 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided in the field of or Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the RMIT.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at RMIT.

Scholarship Provider: Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP), Australia

Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Accreditation: RMIT is an accredited university. RMIT is accredited by the ASAIHL, ATN, GU8, OUA.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

-have completed a bachelor degree with first class honours, or have demonstrated an equivalent level of academic attainment as determined by RMIT

-be currently enrolled in, or have applied for, a full-time research program at RMIT

-satisfy RMIT’s PhD Scholarship requirements, outlined online:

-PhD and Research Masters Scholarships.

-Part-time scholarships may be approved for students with exceptional circumstances e.g. for medical reasons or due to significant care commitments. Part-time scholarships are not tax exempt.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International Students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Seven PhD projects are available at RMIT through the Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP). The SUPP at RMIT is a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to achieve a fundamental shift in momentum toward sustainability and will result in more than environmental savings.

Number of award(s): Seven scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for three years.

What does it cover? There are seven scholarships/projects available, valued at $30,000 per annum for three years. Candidates may apply for an extension of up to six months subject to satisfactory progress and school approval and the grounds for extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the student. A fee scholarship may be available for outstanding international applicants.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applicants must submit an application to study at RMIT by the closing date to be eligible for one of these scholarships. Refer to the postgraduate degree by research for step-by-step instructions on how to apply. In your application please note Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) as the prospective sponsor in Section I Sponsorship Arrangements on the application form.

Please provide two copies of the application form and two copies of all supporting documents.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st May 2014.

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Hilarious Joke - Prostitute's Father
« Reply #1 on: Apr 23, 2014, 03:32 PM »
A Girl Returns Home After 30 Years.

FATHER: (Angry) Where the hell have you been all these years?!

GIRL: I was working as a Prostitute in Abuja.

FATHER: What!!! Get out of my house you Whore! I don't want to see a your face again do you understand?!

GIRL: (Crying) Before I go dad, I came to give you N10million cheque, and here is N2million for my brother. I have bought a big house in UK for you with everything in it including a Ferrari and a Bugatti. Bye dad.

FATHER: What kind of work did you say you were doing?

GIRL: (Crying out loud) A prostitute dad!

FATHER: Come and give daddy a hug, I thought you said you were a 'PROSECUTOR'.

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Hilarious Joke - Are You Relaxing?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 24, 2014, 09:32 PM »
Akpos was enjoying the sun at the beach in Lekki when a lady came and asked him, "Are you relaxing?"

Akpos replied, "No, I am Akpos."

A man came and asked him the same question.

Akpos replied, "No! No!... I'm Akpos!"

Later on a little girl came and asked him same question again. Akpos became angry and decided to move away.

While walking, he saw a guy sunbathing. He went up to him and asked, "Are you Relaxing?"

The guy replied, "Yes, I am relaxing."

Akpos hit him real hard on the face and screamed, "Where have you been?! Everybody has been asking of you?!"

What do you think will happen to Akpos?

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Applications are invited for international scholarships for undergraduate and master degree programmes at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management for 2014/2015 academic year. All tuition fees at Frankfurt School are waived for scholarship holders. If the scholarships are split, then a 50% tuition waiver is granted. Scholarships are awarded initially for a period of two semesters and are only extended if candidates perform to the standards required by the respective study programmes. Application should be submitted till 31st May 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded for the following programmes: Management, Philosophy & Economics (B.Sc.), International Business Administration (B.Sc.), Business Administration (B.Sc.), Master of Finance (M.Sc.), Master in Management (M.Sc.) and Master of International Business (M.A.).

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and master degree level.

Scholarship Provider: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Selection criteria include candidates’ academic results (marks at A-Level or equivalent, or grade of first degree), performance in the Frankfurt School selection procedure and candidates’ personal details (extracurricular activities, social commitment, intercultural skills, international experience and, if relevant, professional experience, internships). Diversity and social aspects may be taken into consideration in the case of equivalent qualifications.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a research-led business school, covering every aspect of business, management, banking and finance. An impressive portfolio of services – ranging from degree courses to Executive Education programmes, from research projects to consultancy – means that Frankfurt School acts as adviser, catalyst and educational partner to companies and organisations, to individuals embarking on new careers and to experienced executives. As a centre of intellectual and practical activity, the business school formulates forward-thinking solutions for the worlds of business, finance and management, where agendas and issues are constantly changing.

Number of award(s): Up to 18 international scholarships are awarded for talented candidates (The Frankfurt School awards a maximum of three scholarships every year for each of the mentioned study programmes). As of winter semester 2014/15, Frankfurt School extends its scholarship program and issues two additional full scholarships for international Bachelor students: one will be awarded to a graduate of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and the second one to a graduate of a German School abroad.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded initially for a period of two semesters and are only extended if candidates perform to the standards required by the respective study programmes.

What does it cover? All tuition fees at Frankfurt School are waived for scholarship holders. If the scholarships are split, then a 50% tuition waiver is granted. The aim of the Frankfurt School funding programme is to provide especially talented candidates with an opportunity to study irrespective of their financial circumstances.

Selection Criteria: These international scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic results.

Notification: Scholarship winners are selected by a Frankfurt School committee by 15th June 2014.

How to Apply: Candidates apply to the study programme. It is not possible to submit a separate application for a scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st May 2014.

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University of Technology Sydney is offering MBA scholarships for international students (neither an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen). Two scholarships are awarded. Usually one (1) new Recipient will be awarded in Autumn semester, and one (1) Recipient in Spring semester. The value of scholarship is A$5,000, which will be credited towards the recipient’s second semester tuition fees. Application should be submitted till 15th July 2014 for the Spring semester 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarship is awarded for MBA program.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing master degree at University of Technology Sydney.

Scholarship Provider: University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Scholarship can be taken at: 
Australia

Accreditation: University of Technology Sydney is accredited by the Association of ACU, Association of Australian Technology Network, Association of Commonwealth Universities and ASAIHL.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

-Must be an International student (neither an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen nor permanent resident of Australia); and

-Must have completed a UTS recognized degree and met the UTS MBA entry requirements; and

-Must be commencing the UTS Master of Business Administration (MBA) program (course code C04018) in the semester immediately following the Scholarship selection ; and

-Have achieved a minimum academic achievement of Distinction average (75%) in their qualification used as a basis for admission to the MBA.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (neither an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen) can apply for this MBA scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The UTS Business School offers two (2) scholarships annually to high achieving international postgraduate students commencing the UTS Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Usually one (1) new Recipient will be awarded in autumn semester, and one (1) Recipient in spring semester.

Number of award(s): Two MBA scholarships are awarded. Usually one (1) new Recipient will be awarded in Autumn semester, and one (1) Recipient in Spring semester.

Duration of award(s): Scholarship will be awarded for one semester.

What does it cover? The value of MBA scholarship is A$5,000, which will be credited towards the recipient’s second semester tuition fees.

Selection Criteria: The recipient will be selected on the basis of:

-Academic merit in the academic qualification used as basis of admission into the UTS Master of Business Administration degree.

-Motivation to succeed in the UTS MBA program, as demonstrated in the Scholarship application.

Notification: Applicants will be notified of the outcome by late July 2014.

Online Application: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th July 2014 for the Spring semester 2014.

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Applications are open for MEXT Research Scholarships available for international students to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities either as (non-degree) student or regular student for a degree under the Japanese Government Scholarship Program for 2015. Applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or its related field. And fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research in graduate courses at Japanese universities. The term of scholarship will differ depending on the types of students as accepted in Japanese universities. The deadlines of the application differ according to the country.

Study Subject (s):Applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or its related field. And fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research in graduate courses at Japanese universities.

(The fields of study may be restricted to particular fields by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General (hereinafter referred to as the “Japanese diplomatic mission”). A student who majors in medicine, dentistry or welfare science will not be allowed to engage in clinical training such as medical care and operative surgery until he/she obtains a permit from the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare under applicable Japanese laws. Majors in traditional entertainment such as Kabuki and classical Japanese dances, or in subjects that seek practical training in specific technologies or techniques at factories or companies are excluded.)

Course Level: Scholarships are available to study and research at graduate level courses at Japanese universities.

Scholarship Provider: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Scholarship can be taken at: Japan

Eligibility:

Nationality:
Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Stateless persons can be applicants, too. Applicants who have Japanese nationality at the time of application are not eligible. However, applicants of dual nationality who reside outside of Japan are eligible only if they will expatriate from Japan by the time of arrival in Japan. Screening of applicants will be made at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicants’ nationality.

Age: Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1980.

Academic Background: Applicants must be a graduate from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate. A person will be deemed to have academic ability equal or superior to that of a university graduate, if he/she

a-has completed or will complete a 16-year school curriculum in a foreign country (or an 18-year school curriculum if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, or pharmacy which is founded on a 6-year department or faculty); or

b-is or will be aged 22 or older and has taken an individual entrance qualification examination and has been judged by a Japanese graduate school as being equal or superior in academic ability to a university graduate (or 24 or older if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, or pharmacy which is founded on a 6-year department or faculty).

Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language, interested in Japan and enthusiastic about deepening their understanding of Japan after arriving, and capable of engaging in study and research while adapting themselves to life in Japan.

Health: Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy enough to take graduate studies at universities in Japan.

Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2015, or within two weeks of the date set by the receiving university for the beginning of the semester (in principle, in September or October).

Visa Requirement: In principle, selected applicants must acquire “College Student” visas before entering Japan. The visas should be issued at the Japanese legation, located in the country of applicants’ nationality. Applicants who change their resident status to any status other than “College Student” after their arrival in Japan will immediately lose their status as Japanese government scholarship student.

Applicants who meet any or all of the following conditions are not eligible. If identified after acceptance of the scholarship grantees, the applicants will be required to withdraw from the scholarship:

1) If an applicant is a service member or a civilian employee registered on the active military list at the time of his/her arrival in Japan;

2) Those who cannot arrive in Japan during the period designated by MEXT or the accepting university;

3) If an applicant is a previous recipient of a Japanese government scholarship, and, does not have educational research experience more than three years from the first day of the month following the final payment of the previous scholarship to the beginning of the payment of this scholarship, as of April 1, 2015. This does not apply to the past recipient of scholarships who have graduated or are to graduate their universities in their countries and the past students under the Yang Leaders Program;

4) If an applicant is, in principle, currently enrolled in a Japanese university or other type of school with the resident status of “College Student,” or will be enrolled in a Japanese university, etc. as another source or self-financed international student between the time of application for this scholarship in his/her country and the time the scholarship period is due to begin. This does not apply to current self-financed international students at Japanese universities who will complete their courses of study and return to their countries before the end of the current fiscal year;

5) If an applicant is a grantee of a scholarship from other organization(including any governmental organization of his/her own country) than the Japanese government (MEXT) (Prospective beneficiaries are included);

6) Applicants who are expected to graduate at the time of application and, cannot satisfy the qualifications and the conditions of academic background by the deadline given;

7) Applicants of dual nationality who cannot prove their expatriation of the Japanese nationality by the time of arrival; or

8) Applicants who wish, from the time of application, to conduct fieldwork or internship outside of Japan, since this scholarship program is intended for overseas students who wish to enroll in a Japanese university and do graduate research in Japan.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students who have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government (Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam. North America: Canada and United States of America. Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentine, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vatican. Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestinian Authority. Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabonese Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe) can apply for these MEXT Research Scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities either as (non-degree) student or regular student for a degree under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2015 as follows.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):The term of MEXT Research Scholarships will differ as follows depending on the types of students as accepted in Japanese universities.

-In a case where a grantee will enroll as a research student, part-time non-degree student, or auditor, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “Research Student (no-regular student”) after coming to Japan:

1) If a grantee comes to Japan in April 2015, his/her scholarship will be payable for 24 months from April 2015 through March 2017;

2) If a grantee comes to Japan in October 2015, his/her scholarship will be payable for 18 months from October 2015 through March 2017.

(In either case, the above-mentioned term of scholarship includes a 6-month Japanese language training period for grantees who require such training)

-If a grantee enrolls as regular student in a master’s course, doctoral course, or professional graduate course for a degree after coming to Japan, regardless of the time of his/her arrival in Japan the scholarship will be payable for a period necessary for him/her to complete his/her regular course (standard course term). (Plus a 6-month Japanese language training period for the grantees who need such training.)

The extension of scholarship period:  If a grantee desires to proceed to a regular graduate course for a degree from a Research Student (non-degree) course, or to a doctoral course from a master’s course or a professional graduate course, he/she may have the term of his/her scholarship extended upon successful examination by MEXT provided that he/she has outstanding academic achievement that meets certain criteria.

What does it cover?Allowance: Each grantee will be provided monthly with 143,000 yen (Research Students(non-regular students),144,000yen (regular students in Master’s courses or professional graduate courses), or 145,000yen(regular students in doctoral courses). An additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions. However, the amount of allowance will be subject to change depending upon the annual budget of the Japanese government for each fiscal year. The scholarship will not be paid to a grantee who takes a leave of absence or is long absent from the assigned university or the preparatory Japanese-teaching institution.

Traveling Costs:

-Transportation to Japan: Each grantee will be supplied in general, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT,  with an economy-class airplane ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her home address to the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the assigned university usually uses. Expenses such as domestic transportation from his/her home address to the international airport, airport tax, airport usage fees, special taxes on travel, or inland transportation within Japan will not be supplied.

Transportation from Japan: The grantee who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be supplied, in general, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for the travel from the New Tokyo International Airport (or any other international airport that the assigned university uses as a normal route) to the international airport nearest to his/her home address.

Note 1: If a grantee returns home without an extension though having applied for extension of scholarship period, he/she will not be paid travel expenses to return home in general.

Note 2: Insurance premiums for travel to/from Japan shall be borne by the grantee.

Note 3: If a grantee continues to stay in Japan after the scholarship period has ended, he/she will not be paid travel expenses to return home as the temporary return.

School Fees: Fees for matriculation, tuition and entrance examinations at a university will be paid by the Japanese government. If the grantee moves on to higher education as a non-degree student or fails the entrance examinations, he/she will pay for entrance examinations.

Selection Criteria: In cooperation with the governments of the applicants’ countries the Japanese diplomatic mission will conduct primary screening of applicants by means of submitted application documents, written examinations (language) and interviews. The following policy will apply to each screening:

-Application documents: Must show that the applicant obtained academic achievement higher than a certain level at the university he/she last graduated from, and state the applicant’s desired research program in a detailed and concrete manner.

-Written examination: Must show that the applicant obtained scores better than a certain level either in Japanese or English.

-Interview: Must reveal that the applicant has a clear sense of purpose relating to his/her study in Japan and has gathered information about Japanese universities. Interview must also reveal that the applicant has sufficient Japanese or English language ability to communicate with his/her adviser in Japan. If the applicant desires to study a subject that requires higher Japanese language proficiency, interview must reveal that the applicant has a considerable degree of Japanese language proficiency.

Notification: Results of the primary screening will be notified on the date separately designated by the Japanese diplomatic mission. Each person who has passed this primary screening is required to contact directly the Japanese university of his/her choice in order to  obtain admission as regular student for a degree or Research Student(non-regular student)in graduate courses, or a letter of provisional acceptance as a research student (hereinafter referred to as “Admission”) by the 29th of August. In order to obtain Admission, candidates can gain information on contact office for international students of each university, websites to search universities and researchers, etc. from the Japanese diplomatic mission. Candidates are not allowed to contact Japanese universities after the 30th of August. Each candidate must submit to the university of his/her choice a set of the documents that are submitted to and returned by the Japanese diplomatic mission (application, academic transcript of the university attended, research program plan, etc.) all with a confirmation seal of the Japanese diplomatic mission affixed, and a certificate of the primary selection issued by the Japanese diplomatic mission. Additional documents may have to be submitted upon request of the university. MEXT will conduct a secondary screening based on the results of the primary screening conducted by the Japanese diplomatic mission, and select applicants as MEXT scholarship grantees whose placement of universities was made.

How to Apply:Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission by the required date. The submitted documents will not be returned.

-Application Form (by the prescribed forms)

-Placement Preference Form (prescribed form for applicants for direct placement only)

-Photographs (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm, Upper body, Full-faced, Uncapped) taken within the past 6 months (name and nationality should be written on the reverse photo to be pasted onto the application documents. Digital photographs also acceptable)

-Academic transcript for the past 3 years

-Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended

-Graduation certificate of the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate)

-Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable)

-Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university)

-Medical certificate (on the prescribed form)

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadlines of the application differ according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country.

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Hilarious Joke - Range Rover
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 07:31 PM »
A guy on a date in a brand new Range Rover Evoque, riding with his babe.

GUY: I've been hiding a secret from you and I think you will break this relationship if I tell you.

GIRL: What is it my love?

GUY: I'm an SS (sickler) and I'm also HIV positive.

GIRL: (Hitting the guy on d lap), you almost scared me! Thought you wanted to say this Range Rover you are driving isn't yours, let's go joooooor! Ordinary SS and HIV? I will die with you!

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Swansea University is offering four writing scholarships for EU, UK and international students. Each scholarship is worth £3000 towards tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded to study either the MA Creative Writing or MA Welsh Writing in English programmes. Application should be submitted till 2nd June 2014 for 2014-2015 academic year.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded to study either the MA Creative Writing or MA Welsh Writing in English programmes at Swansea University.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing taught masters degree.

Scholarship Provider: The College of Arts and Humanities and the International Development Office at Swansea University, UK

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Accreditation: Swansea University is an accredited university. Swansea University is accredited by the University of Wales, EUA and ACU.

Eligibility: Applications for the Dylan Thomas Centenary scholarships are open to EU, UK and International students who hold an offer of a full-time place to study either the MA Creative Writing or MA Welsh Writing in English programmes at Swansea University.

Scholarship Open for International Students: EU, UK and international students can apply for these writing scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Swansea-born Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) – poet, short-story writer and pioneer of radio drama – was a rock-star of literature before rock-stars had been invented. His restlessly innovative writings were recognised worldwide in his own short lifetime, not least in his rumbustious reading tours of America, and he remains one of the most extraordinary and original writers of the twentieth century. Swansea and west Wales, where he wrote the greater part of his oeuvre, were crucial to his art, which benefited from the creative tension of growing up in a cultural borderland (between Welsh- and English-speaking Wales, rural and industrial) and from his kicking against the traces of the stifling, middle-class respectability of his ‘ugly, lovely’ hometown. His sensuous, iconoclastic, humorous writing, which took the literary world by storm in the mid-twentieth century, remains both challenging and popular, and will surely claim even more admirers as a result of the Swansea-centred but worldwide celebrations of his work that will be enjoyed in the centenary year of 2014.

Number of award(s): Four writing scholarships are offered (2 MA Creative Writing scholarships and 2 MA Welsh Writing in English scholarships)

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover?Each scholarship is worth £3000 towards tuition fees.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: To apply for a scholarship please complete the following steps:

Apply for a place on either the MA Creative Writing or MA Welsh Writing in English.Complete the Dylan Thomas Scholarship Application Form and return it by post or email.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 2nd June 2014.

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Double Car Blasts Kill Dozens in Central Nigeria
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Two car bombs exploded near a crowded market and a bus terminal in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday, killing at least 46 people, police said.

No group has claimed responsibility, the BBC reports, though suspicions quickly turned on the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which has previously targeted the city in an extended campaign of bombings, shootings and abductions, including the April kidnapping of more than 250 schoolgirls.

The bomb blasts could be heard from miles away, AP reports, and images uploaded to Twitter showed plumes of black smoke rising above the city. Witnesses told the BBC that they saw bodies outside of the city hospital that were charred beyond recognition.

Jos, a city of half a million people some 300 miles northeast of the nation’s capital, sits on a sectarian fault line that has previously erupted into violent land disputes between Muslims and Christians, nomads and farmers.

The attack coincides with a parliamentary vote on Tuesday to extend a declared state of emergency in three north-eastern states, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the BBC reports. The states comprise strongholds of Boko Haram, in which the government has attempted to find the abducted schoolgirls.

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Shola Ameobi of Nigeria blasts a free kick over the bar during an International Friendly between Scotland and Nigeria at Craven Cottage on May 28, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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