Friday, 20 July 2018

The Geological Society Earth Science Week Photography Competition for International Students in UK, 2018.

Earth Science Week 2018 is just three months away, which means it’s time to launch our annual photography competition!
Previous years have seen a host of stunning entries, and we’re hoping for more of your amazing geological images this year, as part of our celebrations of the geology of the UK & Ireland.
The twelve winning images will be displayed at the Geological Society’s HQ in Burlington House throughout Earth Science Week – and as often as we can during the ensuing year – as well as featuring in our popular Earth Science Week calendar.
Previous winners have also featured prominently in the media, including in The Guardian, The BBC and the Daily Mail, to name a few!

Earth Science in our Lives

This year’s Earth Science Week theme is ‘Earth Science in our Lives’, highlighting the ways in which geology features in our everyday lives – whether through objects, products and services or locations.
For this year’s photo competition, we’re interested in images which reflect geology that’s been important in your life. It might be a place you often visit, somewhere you’ve carried out fieldwork, or simply somewhere close to where you live. As ever, our theme can be interpreted as broadly as you wish – your image might also be inspired by how human activity and geology interact (as in the image above!), or the ways in which geology features in our lives through resources, outdoor activities or as inspiration for artists, writers and scientists alike.
Whatever it is, please send in your entries with just a line or two explaining what the subject of the image means to you.

2018 photo competition terms and conditions


As well as being displayed at the Geological Society, winning photographs will all feature in our 2019 calendar, with full credit. In addition, first, second and third prizes will be awarded:
1st prize: £100
2nd prize: £50
3rd prize: £25
All 12 winners will also receive a collection of geological goodies, including our much coveted rock hammer usb sticks, a copy of the calendar, and a year’s free subscription to Geoscientist magazine.

The rules

The competition is free to enter, and open to all. You may submit as many photographs as you like, and images must feature geology from the UK or Ireland.
Photographs must be submitted electronically, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, ideally landscape format, and large enough to be featured in a print calendar (minimum dimensions: 216mm x 154 mm).
Please include with your entry:
  • The title of the photograph
  • The location of the photograph
  • A short explanation of what the subject of the image means to you
Entries must be emailed to by midnight on the closing date, Tuesday 25th September.

Scholarship Link

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Government of Canada Doctoral Research Scholarships for Foreign Students, 2019-2020.

Each year the Government of Canada offers doctoral research scholarships in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields for international students.  International students except Canada can apply for these scholarships.
Doctoral research scholarships program for foreign students (DE) aimed at foreign students who had been preselected by a Québec university and who wish to carry out their doctoral studies in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields.
The Doctoral Research Scholarships Program for Foreign Students (DE) of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) aims to stimulate international student’s interest in beginning or pursuing doctoral studies in Québec and provide financial support to leading international Ph.D. candidates in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: November 1st, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at Québec University.
  • Study Subject: The scholarships are aimed at foreign students who had been preselected by a Québec university and who wish to carry out their doctoral studies in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields. To be eligible, applicants must specialize in the following areas:
    •    Aerospace
    •    Information and communication technologies
    •    Health technologies
    •    Genomics
    •    Nanotechnologies
  • Scholarship Award: The FRQNT board of directors reserves the right to modify the value of scholarships at any time, without notice, notably in accordance with the credits annually allocated by the Assemblée nationale du Québec, its strategic priorities and budgetary process.The maximum annual value of the doctoral research scholarship for international students is 21 000 $. Within the eligibility period of twelve semesters or 48 months, a scholarship holder may receive a maximum of twelve installments for a total of 84 000 $. Each payment of up to 7 000 $ covers a period of four months or one semester. The 11th and 12th installments are conditional on the initial deposit of the thesis before the end of the 12th financed semester.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: International students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students except from Canada can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must:
    •  Meet all eligibility criteria by the competition deadline;
    •  Have been preselected by a Québec university.
    •  Not have obtained a Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students from the Ministère de l’Education et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MEES) or from one of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
    •  Not be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
    •  Not have submitted an application for permanent residence under Canadian immigration laws.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
International ScholarshipsApplication Procedure:
How to Apply:
Preselected applicants will have to create an account in the FRQnet website. The FRQNT will then communicate with all of the preselected candidates so they can fill out an electronic  form in the FRQnet system. Applicants may consult the document: Instructions for completing an application in the Toolbox.
Only the 2019-2020 competition e-forms and other required documents will be accepted. Any appendices or documents other than those required will not be transmitted to the evaluation committee.
The e-forms are only available in the secure section of the FRQnet website of the Fonds. These forms must be filled out and submitted electronically by the competition deadline. Applicants will not be able to update their applications after the competition deadline. It is recommended that applicants keep a hard copy of the e-form for their personal files.
The form may be written in French or English. Applicants who submit their applications in English must provide the French translation of the project title.
Important : Applications that do not include all required information will be deemed ineligible by the FRQNT.

Required supporting documents

Letters of reference (online)
Two letters of reference from referees should be transmitted to the program manager. To allow the referee to complete the reference letter, the candidate must enter the referee’s account information in the FRQnet form. The referee will then have access to the letter through his Portfolio in the “As a referee” section.
Documents to include in the electronic form (PDF)
The documents listed below must be attached to the electronic form in the section « Other documents » of the form. The student must ensure that the documents are not protected by a password. Documents submitted in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a translation of the original.
  •  A copy of transcripts for every year of the applicant’s university studies, whether they were completed or not (certificate, diploma, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, etc.).
  •  A copy of the identification page of the applicant’s valid passport from his/her home country or any other official document that established the applicant’s citizenship;
  •  A copy of your diploma unless there is a grade in this document. The applicant must also provide the transcripts for any equivalencies that were granted for courses taken in other institutions or as part of other programs. Any transcripts from institutions located outside North America must include a note from the applicant explaining the marking system. The FRQNT reserves the right to verify with institutions the authenticity of any information given by applicants. The transcripts must be organized chronologically from newest to oldest;
  •  Acknowledgements of receipt or letters from editors for articles that are submitted, accepted or in press (acknowledgements for published articles will not be given to the committee);
Additional document for applicants who carried out part-time or unregistered semesters since first registering for their graduate studies
  •  If applicable, an attestation from the registrar listing any unregistered or part-time semesters.
Additional document for applicants seeking an eligibility period exception
  •  An official attestation of interrupted enrolment and, where applicable, a medical certificate indicating the duration and the reasons for the interruption;
  •  For the parental leave exception, a copy of the child’s birth certificate or an official document demonstrating the adoption.
The FRQNT reserves the right to verify the authenticity of any information or documents given by applicants with relevant bodies.
Submitting the required documents
The candidate must send the electronic form to the FRQNT before the competition deadline.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that the documents attached to the electronic form (PDF) include all the required documents for the application to be considered acceptable. No document requested in the electronic form that would be sent by email or mail will be accepted.
The candidate must ensure that his referees send the letters of reference no later than the competition deadline.
Acknowledgment of receipt
In December, applicants will be informed by email of the receipt of their application. The candidate who has not received this notice should contact the program manager before December 15th.

Scholarship Link

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Top 10 Scholarships in Canada for International Students.

There are a limited number of Canada Scholarships compared to the large number of USA scholarshipsUK scholarships, or Australia scholarshps that are available for foreign students.  To help you in your search, has compiled links to full and partial scholarships in Canada for international students.

International Undergraduate Scholarships in Canada »

Humber College International Entrance Scholarships
Humber offers renewable full and partial tuition scholarships to NEW international students beginning classes in September and January of each year.
York University International Student Scholarship Program 
International students who have an excellent academic record and admitted to York University are eligible for scholarships worth $60,000 – $100,000 for a four-year degree program.
University of British Columbia Scholarships for International Students
UBC recognizes the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $10 million CAD annually to awards, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance for international undergraduate students.
See also International Leader of Tomorrow Award which  recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of endeavour.
Carleton University Entrance Scholarships for International Students
Carleton offers partial scholarships worth $4,000 – $16,000 to exemplary students who meet the admission average criteria of 80% and above.

International Graduate Scholarships in Canada »

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.  The scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) at participating Canadian Universities.  The scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years.
University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships
The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are merit-based awards that are open to students of any nationality who will be registered as full-time graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) at the University of Manitoba.  The fellowships are valued at $18,000 for PhD students, or $14,000 for Master’s students for a 12-month period.
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
The scholarships are open to foreign nationals (with a preference for candidates from the developing world) who are applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university.  Its annual value is up to $60,000 per scholar for a maximum of three years.
University of Waterloo International Master’s and Doctoral Student Awards
Eligible full-time international students starting a research-based master’s program or PhD program will receive an International Student Award valued at $2,045 per term for 2 years (Master’s) or $4,090 per term for 3 years (PhD).
University of Calgary Graduate Awards
University of Calgary offers a wide range of full and partial scholarships for international students. Scholarship value range from $1,000 to $40,000 and covers different fields of study.

View the detailed list of scholarship opportunities for non-Canadianscompiled by the Canadian Government.