Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2013/2014 Bachelors, Masters & PhD scholarships in KOREA

Scholarship Name: Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)
Brief description
The Korean Government offers Bachelors, Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students to study at various Korean Universities and Higher Institutions 2013/2014
Accepted Subject Areas?
Courses offered at one of the 60 participating Korean higher institutions
About Scholarship
The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered for international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified
Who is qualified to apply?
Undergraduate program
Prospective applicants must meet the following qualification criteria;
  1. Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to the applicants’ parents
  2. Have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year
  3. Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.
Graduate program
  1. The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships.
    * Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
  2. Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2012 (born after Sep. 1st, 1972).
  3. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1st of the selection year.
    * Applicants who have enrolled in or graduated from a university in Korea are not eligible for the KGSP program. Specifically, applicants who have previously enrolled in or graduated from an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.
  4. Applicants must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If the applicant does not satisfy the above GPA requirements, he/she will be ineligible to apply to this program.
How Many Scholarships are available?
Around 110 undergraduate scholarships and 345 postgraduate scholarships will be awarded in 2013 (based on 2012 awards).
What are the benefits?
Undergraduate Program
  • Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies
  • Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
  • Tuition: The tuition fee up to 5 million won is exempted by the Korean
  • Government, and if any, the tuition fee exceeding 5 million won and the entrance fee for the first semester by the host university
  • Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.
Graduate Program
  • Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won per month
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
  • Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED.
  • Medical Insurance: 20,000 won per month(limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
  • Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in human and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
  • Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation
Special Allowance for ALL students proficient in Korean language (TOPIK level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month
How long will sponsorship last?
Undergraduate course: 1 year Korean language course + 4 year bachelors course
Master’s course: 1 year of Korean language + 2 years of Master’s course
Doctoral course: 1 year of Korean language + 3 years of Doctoral course
Eligible Countries
The scholarships are open to students from the following countries:
China, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, Turkey, USA, Ethiopia, Colombia, Nepal, Senegal, Bangladesh, Ukraine, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Egypt, Tanzania, Germany, France, Dominica, Chile, Iran, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Pakistan, Gabon, Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Czech, Guatemala, Ecuador, Algeria, Yemen, Uganda, Belize, Honduras, Italy, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Ghana, Georgia, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, NIGERIA, Republic of South Africa, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Rwanda, Libya, Lithuania, Moldavia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Brunei, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Slovenia, Armenia, Argentina, Ha├»ti, Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola, Oman, Austria, Uruguay, Iraq, Israel, Zambia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kenya, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia, Jordan
To be taken at: Korean Universities. See list of Universities
Application Deadline
For Undergraduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by 15 November 2012. Be sure to apply before this period.
For the Graduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by 31 March 2013. Be sure to apply before this period.
Offered annually? Yes
How can I Apply?
Applicants can only apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University. Visit the websites of Korean Embassy/Consulate in your own country.
Visit the Scholarship Webpage for more details about this scholarship
The Korean Governement

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tribute to Madam Sheila Solarin (MBE), 1924-2012. 'Obirin Ogun, Obirin Rere'. RIP.(credit: Busayo)

British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) Scholarship 2012/2013

British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)/ BATIA invites qualified Undergraduate students to apply for scholarships tenable at Nigerian tertiary institution 2012/2013
By what Criteria is Selection Made?
  • All applicants must be Nigerian citizens aged 18 years or above
  • For children of BAT registered tobacco farmers – admission to study or registered first year student studying any course in a Nigerian tertiary institution.
  • For other applicants across Nigeria – admission to study or registered first year student studying Agriculture / Agriculture-related course in a Nigerian tertiary institution
  • Holders of the SSCE or its equivalent with at least six subjects passed in one 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship (MTNF) 2012/2013

MTN scholarship 2012/2013 is out. 
Scholarship worth:N 200,000
The MTN Nigeria Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship has been on for some years. Applicants are to read the terms and conditions before applying. The aptitude test for the MTN Nigeria Foundation Scholarship 2012/2013 would be conducted in three centers, North, East and West. 1500 students would be shortlisted for the aptitude test.
After the aptitude test, 500 successful students out of the 1500 who sat for the MTN foundation scholarship examination would be selected for the  2012/2013 MTN scholarship awards. The scholarship is also renewable if a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or second class upper maintained. 
Please read carefully before completing this form. Be sure that the information you provide is accurate.
  • Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria must be full time undergraduates in 200 level/2nd year.
  • Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of 3.5 or its equivalent (2:1)
  • Applicants from public Polytechnics must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) programme and must have secured admission into the Higher National Diploma programme (HND).
  • Direct entry level students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the OND programme and must have secured admission into 200 level/2nd year in a public University
  • Current Beneficiaries of the MTN Foundation Science & Technology Scholarship award are not eligible to apply
  • The MTN Foundation reserves the right to cancel or suspend a scholarship award if it is discovered that an applicant /awardee provided false information.
  • Names of successful candidates will be published in National Dailies
  • Closing date for receipt of application is Monday, October 29, 2012.
  • Please note that all information provided will be verified and persons with fraudulent information will be held accountable.

Friday, October 12, 2012

ExxonMobil (Internship/Student Placement)


2013 Student Placement*

ExxonMobil is dedicated to an ongoing recruiting program and our geoscience internship is one avenue we pursue to find qualified candidates. Each year, ExxonMobil hires bright and energetic students who are participating in an MS or Ph.D. program. Internships are available year round.

Australia; Canada; Germany; Indonesia; Libya; Malaysia; Nigeria; Norway; USA; Russia; United Kingdom.

University Student Seeking an Internship/Student Placement

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Yakubu Gowon Foundation (YGF) Essay Competition for 2012 NYSC Members.

The Yakubu Gowon Foundation (YGF) is organizing its 2012 national essay competition for serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members.
The essay competition, which was part of the activities to commemorate the 78th birthday of the former Head of State, Dr Yakubu Gowon, would be organized in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency and NYSC directorate.
Essay Topic
 “Harnessing Our Diversity and Strength for National Development
1st prize:  N300,000
2nd Prize: N200,000 
3rd Prize:  N100,000
4th - 10th:  consolation prize of N50,000 each.
The best of all the essays in the national contest will be submitted for publication in some national dailies. It would also be featured on YGF Annuals and website.
Essay requirement
Essay must not be  less than 800 words and not more than 1500 words.
NOTE: The 2012 YGF Essay competition is yet to be published on the YGF website. However, it is expected to be posted soon. we will keep you up to date on subsequent developments.

Monday, October 8, 2012

2012 Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition

The 11th NSE Annual Essay Competition for Students in Secondary and Tertiary institutions in Nigerian 2012
The Nigerian Stock Exchange is pleased to announce the commencement of the 11th edition of the Annual National Essay Competition for secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The competition’s overall goal is to develop a culture of wealth creation amongst our youth – ‘Catching Them Young’. This landmark initiative continues to be guided by the following key objectives:
  • Expose the young ones to the operations of the stock market;
  • Develop a culture of medium and long-term investment habit among the youth;
  • Expose the students to career choices in the securities market and related professions;
  • Fill some gaps between school curriculum and practical approach to investing in the stock market.
  • The Essay competition is open for two categories; students in senior secondary school and tertiary institutions in Nigeria
The NSE Essay Competition Topics:
Secondary Schools: What are the Benefits of Good Corporate Governance?
Tertiary Institutions: Corporate Governance and Nigerian Capital Market Development. Discuss
Entry Requirements
  • Only one entry per person is allowed
  • All entries must be accompanied with the competitor’s entry form
  • Entries must be typewritten in English and not more than 2,000 words
  • Essays must be original and unpublished
  • All entries become the property of The Nigerian Stock Exchange and will not be returned.
  • The decision of The Nigerian Stock Exchange panel of judges is final
Entry Deadline
  • Entries close November 2, 2012
How to Submit Entry
  • All entries must be submitted via email to essay@nse.com.ng
Prizes to be won
Secondary Schools
National Winners
1st Prize:     N200,000.00 (Two hundred thousand naira only)
2nd Prize:    N150,000.00 (One hundred and fifty thousand naira only)
3rd Prize:    N75,000.00 (Seventy five thousand naira only)
Consolation Prizes:  N15,000.00 (Fifteen thousand naira) each for 34 Runners-up
Tertiary Institutions
National Winners
1st Prize:     N300,000.00 (Three hundred thousand naira only)
2nd Prize:     N200,000.00 (Two hundred thousand naira only)
3rd Prize:     N100,000.00 (One hundred thousand naira only)
Consolation Prizes:  N20,000.00 (Twenty thousand naira) each for 34 Runners-up
Additionally Essay Prize
  • All national winners are entitled to a certificate and plaque
  • 1st Prize winners’ institutions shall receive a trophy each
  • 34 state winners including FCT shall receive consolation prizes
  • Names of winners and runners-up will be published in select Newspapers
  • Equivalent cash prizes will be given out in form of shares of quoted companies
Click on the appropriate link below to download the entry from
Have you got a question? send an email to essay@nse.com.ng
Names of winners and runners-up will be published in select Newspapers.

UBA National Essay Competition (up to N2.25million to be won)

UBA Foundation, through its Annual National Essay Competition, is offering another opportunity for Senior Secondary school students in Nigeria to win university educational grants.
This follows the commencement of the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition among senior secondary school students, organized by the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), where up to 2.25million naira will be given to three winners.
Applicants must be senior secondary school students in Nigerian Secondary schools.
UBA Essay Competition Topic
As an African President, what would your plans be for the educational sector
Entry Requirements
  • Applicants must attach copies of their original birth certificates or photocopies of international passport data page.
  • Applicants should send in hand written essay entries of not more than 750 words on the competition topic.
  • Applicants must submit their contact information (school name & address, residential address, phone number and email address)
  • Applicants may only send in entries if they intend to attend a Nigerian University
The three winning finalists, who will be selected by a panel of three Nigerian professors, will get educational grants to study in African universities of their choice.
Winner – N1,000,000 towards university tuition/fees and a laptop
1st runner-up – N750,000 towards university tuition/fees and a laptop
2nd runner-up – N500,000 towards university tuition/fees and a laptop
Consolation Prizes will be given to the finalists
How to Submit Entry
Entries should be sent to:
UBA Foundation
Marketing & Corporate Relations Division
UNited Bank for Africa Plc | UBA House (3rd FLoor)
57 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria
Entry Deadline
Closing Date for Entries is 2 November 2012
Please note that terms and conditions guiding the competition shall apply to all winners. The decision of the judges is final.
Email: cic@ubagroup.com
The essay competition is running concurrently with the ‘Read Africa’ project of the Foundation, which was flagged off recently by the Kenyan author, Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Under the ‘Read Africa’ initiative, role models in the society and top management of UBA Plc will be visiting secondary schools to mentor the students and give out copies of this year’s literature book, Weep not Child, by Ngugi wa Thiong’o to the students, courtesy of the Foundation.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize; Call for Designs


The Obafemi Awolowo Foundation recently instituted the Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize and the process has commenced towards hosting the maiden award on, or around March 6, 2013.
The Foundation has decided to open the designs for the Award Certificate, Medal and Plaque to competition and is, therefore, calling on interested artists to submit such designs, which will be critically adjudged by an expert Art Selection Committee, made up of some of the most accomplished Nigerian artists, after which the winning designs will be selected.
By way of explanation, we envisage that the Medal will be cast in metal and the Plaque can be made of glass, Perspex or wood. The Certificate will be an original painting on high quality art paper.
Artists of all ages and varying accomplishments are welcome to participate in the competition and the winners will be given modest cash prizes. More than the financial reward, however, is the honour that being the creators of the designs on the symbols of the Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize will confer upon the winners, in perpetuity. The selection of the winning designs will be given maximum publicity.
We, therefore, invite the participation of all students of creative arts, as well as professional artists, in what promises to be an interesting, exciting and epoch-making contest.
Interested artists should contact the:
Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize Secretariat
for more details as follows: 15 Lanre Awolokun Road,
Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos, Nigeria;

Tel: +234-810-264-5136;
Emailcentenary@awolowofoundation.org or info@obafemiawolowofoundation.org
Website: www.obafemiawolowofoundation.org
The closing date for submissions is November 30, 2012.
Dr O. Awolowo Dosumu
Executive Director