Free Online Course on Using Email for Networking in English

Improve your writing skills. Write effective emails including great subject lines, greetings, and closings. You’ll be more confident as you communicate for business, send messages, expand your network, and search for jobs in English.

Effective writing is an important business skill, especially for networking, and most communication takes place using email.  In this course, you’ll learn important vocabulary and strategies for writing effective emails, starting with the subject line.

You’ll learn how to write messages for different audiences and understand when to be formal or direct. You’ll also learn how your choice of words can change the way people view your message. You’ll practice writing emails to follow up with people in your network.

Key Information

  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3 to 5 hours per week
  • Price: FREE or Add a Verified Certificate for $99 USD
  • Institution: University of Washington
  • Subject: Language
  • Level: Introductory
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Start date: Starts on April 23, 2019, or Self-Paced
  • Prerequisites: Intermediate level of English language proficiency.
  • Associated Programs: Professional Certificate: English for Business Networking

What you’ll learn

  • Create and use email messages, including greetings, the body of message, format, and closing
  • Use appropriate tone and formality in your emails
  • Use email to invite a person in your network to meet with you
  • Write follow-up emails

Course Syllabus

  • Week 1: Subject Lines & Openings: This week you’ll learn the parts of an effective subject line and know what common mistakes to avoid. You’ll also know how to use greetings like “Dear” and when to use titles or first names.
  • Week 2: Tone: When to be Formal or Direct: This week introduces the idea of the tone. The words you use and the way you say it makes your writing more or less formal and more or less direct. You need to make choices about these things depending on who you are writing to.
  • Week 3: Effective Beginnings and Endings: The first and last lines of an email are super important to success. We’ll point out how to write good openings and closings and provide a useful vocabulary for these parts. We’ll also practice the language of making arrangements to meet.
  • Week 4: Writing Follow Up Emails: In the final week of the course, you’ll look specifically at the language of following up. This is an important step in making your network bigger. You’ll practice writing your own email and get feedback from your fellow classmates.

Meet the instructors

  • Daphne Mackey: Instructor, University of Washington
  • Richard Moore: Instructor, University of Washington

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Free Online Course on Academic Writing Made Easy

Struggling with writing an academic text? This MOOC will ease the pain – and make your writing shine. The course requires upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced English (C1).

This MOOC takes you through the basics of academic writing step by step. From structuring and organizing an academic text to avoiding common pitfalls that can negatively affect your credibility, this 6-week course offers a guide for those who want to improve their writing.

It looks at various components that will make your academic writing stand out for all the right reasons, including paragraphing, style, tone, paraphrasing and punctuation. Using samples of student writing it also gives you tips on what to avoid and explains why.

Key Information

  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Effort: 2 to 3 hours per week
  • Price: FREE or Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD
  • Institution: TUMx
  • Subject: Language
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Course Start Date: Start on April 29, 2019
  • Prerequisites: Upper-intermediate to advanced knowledge of English.

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn:

  • to understand the basic tenets of academic writing
  • to identify the different genres and the expectations of each one
  • to overcome writer’s block
  • to structure your ideas cohesively
  • to write reader-friendly sentences
  • to use appropriate tone to gain credibility
  • to avoid plagiarism and
  • to ensure your text respects the rules of general punctuation in English.

Course Syllabus

Each week is comprised of video lessons, followed by exercises and peer-review tasks, taking you through various aspects of academic writing. The MOOC “Academic Writing Made Easy” covers the following topics to help you improve your writing:

  • Week 1 Rhetorical Preferences: Meeting the expectations of your target group
  • Week 2 Genre: Differentiating between types of scholarly texts
  • The Writing Process: Overcoming writer’s block
  • Week 3 Cohesion: Making your ideas flow logically
  • Week 4 Sentences: Writing reader-friendly sentences
  • Week 5 Credibility: Convincing your peers to accept and believe what you write
  • Week 6 Punctuation: Polishing your text
  • Putting it all together: Overcoming the last hurdles

Meet the instructors

  • Heidi Minning: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Jeremiah Hendren: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Stephen Starck: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Aparna Bhar: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Susan O’Byrne: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Rose Jacobs: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Ruth Shannon: Lecturer, Technische Universität München
  • Huma Abid: Teaching Assistant, Technische Universität München

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Free Online Course on Upper-Intermediate English

Take your language skills and career to the next level by advancing your knowledge and fluency of the English language.

This English language Professional Certificate program is aimed at students with an intermediate level of English (based on the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) wishing to advance their language skills to an upper-intermediate level (B2).

This program will cover interesting topics such as food, business, modern life, globalization, and technology today. You will learn to write different types of formal and informal texts, including reports, reviews, complaints and more. You will also enhance your vocabulary and grammar and better understand how to use verbal tenses in context.

This program also includes preparatory materials and recommendations to successfully pass the Cambridge University First Certificate in English Examination (FCE).

  • Average Length: 4 weeks per course
  • Effort: 4 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 4 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Language
  • Institution: Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): Free to learn of each course or $180 USD for the entire program

Job Outlook

  • Any job with an international outreach
  • Any job seeking employees with good communication skills
  • Any job seeking employees with a good command of English

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to write a formal and informal letter in English
  • How to use English verb tenses in context
  • English vocabulary and grammar
  • Listening and speaking in English
  • Prepare for an interview in English

Free Online Course on Upper-Intermediate English

Courses

Upper-Intermediate English: Business: Take your English language skills to the next level. Learn how to write letters use appropriate verbal tenses and enhance your vocabulary and grammar, all within the context of business.

Upper-Intermediate English: Modern Life: Advance your English language skills as you learn how to rephrase sentences and prepare for an interview.  Topics such as films, sports, and natural resources will also be discussed.

Upper-Intermediate English: Globalization: Learn how to write letters use appropriate verbal tenses and enhance your English vocabulary and grammar, all within the context of globalization.

Upper-Intermediate English: Technology Today: Take your English language skills to the next level. We will discuss technological innovations as you enhance your English vocabulary and grammar and learn how to write a business plan. Starts on January 29, 2019 – Self-Paced

  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3 to 5 hours per week
  • Subject: Language
  • Price: FREE or Add a Verified Certificate for $50 USD
  • Prerequisites: Lower Intermediate or Intermediate level of English
  • Meet the Instructor: Ana Gimeno: Full Professor, English, UPValencia
  • Starts on: Self-Paced

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Free Online Course on Conducting an Informational Interview

This Conducting an Informational Interview is the capstone networking course provided by the University of Washington. Put all the skills that you have learned into practice. You’ll introduce yourself, write an effective email, highlight your best qualities, and conduct an informational interview with a person of your choice.

In this final course of the English for Business Networking Professional Certificate program, you’ll put your knowledge into practice by preparing for and conducting an informational interview.

First off, you’ll clarify your goals and set up a practice informational interview. You’ll practice talking on the phone to make arrangements to meet.  Then, you’ll set up a second informational interview. You’ll learn how to research a person and write questions to learn more about them or their career. You’ll also learn the parts of an interview.

Finally, you’ll learn the key steps for following up with a person after your interview. You’ll successfully complete a whole cycle of networking activities.

Key Information

  • Length: 6 Week
  • Effort: 3 to 5 hours per week
  • Price: Free (Add a Verified Certificate for $99 USD)
  • Institution: University of Washington
  • Subject: Language
  • Level: Introductory
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Course Start Date: Self-Paced or Starts on April 30, 2019
  • Associated Programs: Professional Certificate- English for Business Networking
  • Prerequisites: Intermediate level of English language proficiency

What you’ll learn

Enhance your learning experience via weekly interactive small-group sessions with a live mentor. In this course you will learn how to create:

  • Research a person you would like to interview using LinkedIn and other tools.
  • Prepare for and conduct an informational interview with someone you already know, and follow up with a thank-you note.
  • Prepare for and conduct an informational interview with a new contact
  • Follow up with a thank-you note.
  • Share your lessons learned about informational interviews and networking

Who Will Teach You?

  • Joel Ozretich: Instructor – University of Washington
  • Richard Moore: Instructor- University of Washington

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Free Online Courses How to Write an Essay

Hurry Up!! Join this free online course and learn an introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing. College Writing 2.1x is an introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.

The five-week course includes a review of basic grammar terminology and understanding; writing effective sentences and paragraphs; introductions and conclusions; strategies for writing longer texts; and thesis statements.

The course materials will be offered via readings and videos. An optional course workbook, in ebook form, may be used for additional writing work. Students will participate in online discussions as well as peer review. Students will complete an essay for this part of the course.

Key Information

  • Length: 5 Week
  • Effort: 5 to 6 hours per week
  • Price: Free (Add a Verified Certificate for $99 USD)
  • Institution: UC Berkeley
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Level: Introductory
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Course Start Date: Self-Peace

What you’ll learn

Enhance your learning experience via weekly interactive small-group sessions with a live mentor. In this course you will learn how to create:

  • Basic grammar terminology and understanding
  • How to write effective sentences and paragraphs
  • How to tackle writing introductions and conclusions
  • Strategies for writing longer texts and thesis statements

Who Will Teach You?

  • Maggie Sokolik: Director, College Writing Programs, University of California, Berkeley

Prerequisites: Students should be proficient enough in English to follow an introductory level university course.

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program

The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, ECA-funded, non-degree program. Applicants should either be current English teachers and/or in their final year at an institution of higher education studying to be an English teacher and/or have a diploma in Teaching English.

The program provides early-career teachers of English an opportunity to refine their teaching skills increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States while teaching their native language to U.S. students and strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities.

Fulbright FLTA participants also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects. Fulbright FLTA participants must return to their home countries upon completion of the program.

Provided By: The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange was proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by then freshman Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Tuition scholarships, travel, health insurance, and monthly maintenance
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Requirement: TOEFL or IELTS
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Applicants must be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English, and at a minimum must possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree by June 2020 to allow time to submit an official transcript prior to the start of the Fulbright FLTA Program.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, demonstrated by a score of no less than 550 (paper-based TOEFL); 213 (computer-based TOEFL – CBT); 79-80 (internet based TOEFL – IBT) or 6.0 (overall score International English Language Testing System – IELTS).
  • Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism. Material misrepresentation (e.g., plagiarism) at any time during the application or grant period is grounds for selection withdrawal or grant termination, as well as ineligibility for future participation.
  • Applicants must be residing in their home country throughout the nomination and selection process.
  • Due to the structure of the Fulbright FLTA Program, FLTA applicants are young, early career educators capable of succeeding in the dual role of teaching assistant and student.
  • They must be open to living with their U.S. student peers in undergraduate or graduate level campus housing and also engaging with faculty and staff with maturity and professionalism.
  • Related Fields: Anthropology, Area Studies, Arts, Communications, Computer Sciences/Technology, Education, Education Rural, Education Teacher Training, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Humanities, Languages, Literature, Social Sciences, Social Work, and Sociology.
  • Fulbright FLTA participants are required to return to their home countries upon completion of the nine-month program.
  • Fulbright FLTA participants may assist in or teach up to twenty hours of language classes a week and are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies. The remaining coursework should relate to their careers in English language teaching. Fulbright FLTA participants will also be expected to facilitate cultural events, language clubs, and language tables.
  • Fulbright FLTA participants will be required to attend a U.S.-based orientation sponsored by ECA during the summer of 2020 before arriving at their host institutions in August.
  • Fulbright FLTA participants will also be required to attend a mid-year enrichment conference in the United States, hosted by ECA and coordinated by the Institute of International Education (IIE), to share and discuss foreign language teaching best practices and their current teaching experiences with other Fulbright FLTA participants.

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Application Procedure:

To participate, participants need to download the application by the link http://fulbright.ru/files/FLTA%2020-21%20Application%20Form.pdf

Electronic and paper documents must accordingly be sent:

  • To email address: info@fulbright.ru (for electronic documents) Subject of the letter: “Applicant’s last name_FLTA 2020-21”
  • To postal address: 107031 Moscow (for paper documents) Passion Boulevard 8A, Institute of International Education, FLTA 2020-21

Required Documents:

Award Description:

  • Fulbright Program will pay for travel, health insurance and monthly maintenance of the selected candidates.
  • Institutions, where the FLTAs are placed, provide tuition scholarships for the required coursework.

Official Website

For all questions, contact FLTA Program Specialist Olga Petrova:  +7 (495) 966-93-53, info@fulbright.ru (in the subject line please indicate “FLTA 2020-21”)

Free Online Courses: IELTS Academic Test Preparation

Prepare for the IELTS Academic tests in this comprehensive, self-paced course covering listening, speaking, reading and writing. IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for those wanting to study in higher education in an English-speaking country.

This IELTS course will prepare you to take the IELTS Academic tests with confidence. You will have immediate access to over 80 hours of interactive practice materials covering each of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

As the course is self-paced, you can complete all of the course units in sequence, or only select the areas you want to focus on to prepare for the IELTS Academic tests. In completing this course, you will feel fully prepared to complete the IELTS Academic tests.

Students who select Verified enrolment in this course will have access to additional materials provided by the IELTS course team.

  • Length: 8 Week
  • Effort: 5 to 10 hours per week
  • Price: Free (Add a Verified Certificate for $99 USD)
  • Institution: University of Queensland, Australia
  • Subject: Communication
  • Level: Introductory
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Course Start Date: Self-Paced (Apply any time)

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Learn about the IELTS test procedure and format
  • Learn useful test-taking strategies and skills for the IELTS Academic tests
  • Develop your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills

Each section of this course includes engaging multi-media presentations reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques. These are accompanied by a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and interactive activities that provide focused practice of the skills, strategies, and techniques that you need to perform at your best.

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Listening

  • The module begins with an overview of the IELTS Listening Test and what it includes. This will give you important facts about this module and what it is designed to assess.
  • Following this, we’ll show you the differences between each section of the IELTS Listening Test and the types of questions you will need to answer.
  • You will also have opportunities to practice these types of questions and gain the skills that you need.

Module 2: Speaking

  • This module outlines the different features of the Speaking Test.
  • In preparation for Part 1 of the Speaking Test, They focus on some of the grammar that you can use to talk about your likes and dislikes. We’ll also give you some examples of how to extend your answers or make them longer.
  • For Part 2 of the test, we’ll then focus on the “Individual Long Turn”. They’ll look at how to analyze the task effectively and how to organize your ideas so that you have a good start, and end, to your talk.
  • For Part 3 of the test, They will focus on “The Discussion”. You’ll learn to develop vocabulary related to common Part 3 topics and also some of the common grammar features you need for success in the discussion.
  • This includes focussing on tenses and making comparisons. Later in the unit, they’ll introduce some strategies to make your pronunciation clearer.
  • In this module, you can watch and learn from videos of students taking different parts of the test.

Module 3: Reading

  • This module begins with an overview of the IELTS Reading Test and what it includes.
  • This will give you important information about what the test is designed to assess and the different question types used in the test.
  • There will be opportunities to practice the skills you have learned.

Module 4: Writing

  • The module begins with an overview of the IELTS Writing Test and what it includes. They’ll then look at the two tasks involved in the test.
  • In preparation for Task 1, you’ll learn how to identify different types of visuals, identify and describe the topic and the main features of these visuals, and also how to write an overview paragraph to summarise the key information.
  • They’ll then look at describing data for Task 1 of the test. You’ll learn about what language to use to describe data, as well as how to select and group information. They’ll also look at the language used for ordering ideas in paragraphs.
  • In addition, this module offers the chance to practice writing the opening and data description paragraphs, which you can grade with their new assessment criteria. Additionally, you can get feedback on your writing from your peers and give them feedback using the IELTS criteria.
  • In preparation for Task 2, we’re going to take a closer look at the essay question to help you answer all its parts and they will examine ways of planning and organizing your essay. They’ll also analyze the different parts of an IELTS essay, look in more detail at some possible task types in Task 2, and explain how they are assessed. They’ll then look at how to write a good essay with good structure and appropriate language.
  • Along the way, you’ll have a chance to practice writing an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion and submit these for assessment from other IELTS students. There will also be a practice of proofreading and editing.

Who Will Teach You?

  • Iain Mathieson: Iain is Director of Studies at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ). Over the past 20 years, Iain has worked as a teacher, examiner, teacher trainer and academic manager in Australia, Europe, Asia and South America.
  • Martin Dutton: Martin is a TESOL educator with over 20 years’ experience as an English language teacher, examiner and academic manager who has worked with organisations such as the British Council and International House before joining The University of Queensland in 2003.  He is co-author of the BroadLearn IELTS learning program. In 2014, he was the winner of the Cambridge English Teacher IATEFL Scholarship award.
  • Megan Yucel: Megan teaches at the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education of The University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ). She has worked as an English language teacher, examiner, teacher trainer, materials designer and test writer in Turkey, the United Kingdom and Australia and is co-author of the BroadLearn IELTS learning program and the Teacher’s Book for The Complete Guide to IELTS, published by Cengage.
  • Stephen Walker: Stephen has been Assistant Director of Studies at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) since May 2006. He has wide ranging experience as an academic manager, teacher trainer, materials and course writer which he gained in a variety of European, African, Asian, Australian and British ELT contexts. He is an experienced Cambridge English Language Assessment CELTA and DELTA trainer and co-author of the BroadLearn IELTS learning program. His professional interests include the development of reliable and valid English language assessment.
  • Philippa Coleman: Philippa has been a TESOL Assistant Director of Studies and Teacher Trainer at the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education at The University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ) since 2005. She has more than 25 years of varied experience as an English language teacher, examiner, academic manager, and teacher trainer in Asian, Latin American, European, Middle Eastern and Australian contexts. She currently oversees the academic management of a wide range of customised English language courses, including the materials and delivery of preparation programs for the IELTS test.

Prerequisites: None. This course is suitable for anyone preparing to take the Academic IELTS test.

In the new release of this IELTS preparation course, you will find a number of enhancements to an already-successful formula. The course appears with new videos and improvements to the explanation of answers as well as a number of new and engaging practice activities. Significantly, they have responded to requests from existing users to offer more comprehensive feedback on your writing using several new features.

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University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology Masters Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for an exciting range of Masters Scholarships and studentships designed to attract the best and brightest candidates to study in Edinburgh.

Provided By: Founded in 1582, the University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. With over 500 degree courses, it promotes excellence in teaching and research.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: An annual stipend of £4,500
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Study Level: Postgraduate Masters programme
  • Requirement: Study in Edinburgh
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 23:59 GMT 15th March 2019.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Awards will be made on academic merit and the potential to excel at the chosen programme of study.
  • Successful applicants must hold a UK 2.1 or first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field, or should be able to prove their academic merit through evidence of professional achievements, awards or publications relevant to their chosen programme of study.
  • Candidates in this latter category should note that a good first degree will still be required.
  • Eligible Masters programmes in the Classics subject area at the University of Edinburgh: MSc Ancient History, MSc Classics, MSc Classical Art and Archaeology, MSc LAIBS, and MSc by Research Classics
  • Applicants for part-time Classics programmes are eligible to apply for these awards.

Application Procedure:

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

Note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

Award Description:

  • The School Scholarship will consist of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for the chosen programme of study, and an annual stipend of £4,500. Successful Overseas applicants will be liable for the difference between the Home/EU and Overseas fees rates.
  • Two School Masters Scholarships will be offered covering tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. Successful Overseas applicants will be liable for the difference between the Home/EU and Overseas fees rates.
  • They will also offer two further School Masters Awards with fixed-value awards of £4,500.
  • Three further Classics Masters Studentships with a fixed value of £3,000 each will be available specifically for one of the eligible Masters’ programmes in the Classics subject area at the University of Edinburgh
  • All of the above awards are open to any postgraduate Masters programme offered by the School. Applicants for part-time and distance-learning Masters programmes are eligible to apply for these awards (any award made would be paid pro-rata).

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600 Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships for International Students in Australian

To compete on the world stage, you need a world-standard education. At the University of Melbourne, you’ll gain an internationally recognized degree that will open doors to an outstanding future.

Melbourne is a place where world-class researchers choose to study and work. You’ll study alongside talented peers in an environment focused on research impact and relevance, and be supervised by leading experts in your field.

Provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government, this scholarship is available to high-achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or Doctorate by Research degree.

Provided By: Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: 100% fee remission and up to $110,000
  • Number of Awards: 600
  • Study Level: Master in all study areas
  • Requirement: Admission into the university
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 31 Oct 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants need to:

  • Have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne
  • Citizenship requirements: Australian / domestic student, International student

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system:

  • If you are a new student and have applied for a graduate research course by the application closing date for that course, you will be automatically considered for the Graduate Research Scholarships.
  • If you have accepted a graduate research course offer and deferred commencement in order to be reconsidered for a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by 31 October to be considered for a scholarship in the following year.
  • If you are currently enrolled in a graduate research course for which you seek a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by 31 October to be considered for a scholarship in the following year.

Award Description:

  • General allowance
  • Fee remission
  • All domestic students who are offered admission to a Masters by Research or doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Melbourne will receive a Research Training Program Scholarship.
  • Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend, as well as fee offset, are awarded to domestic and international students based on academic merit.

Stipend and fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.
  • Living allowance of $30,600 per year pro rata (2019 full-time study rate) for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a doctoral degree. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick maternity and parenting leave.
  • Relocation grant of $2000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3000 for students moving from outside Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia

Fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.

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Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarships for International Students, 2019

If you are a high performing undergraduate or master’s student and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world-class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London.

The President’s PhD Scholarships offer an outstanding opportunity for potential PhD students from around the world. The program aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Provided By: Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering, and business.

ICL offers a fully rounded postgraduate study experience, with a wide choice of advanced taught and research degrees. It is ranked among the top ten best universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019, making an Imperial degree highly valued by employers across the globe.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Fully Funded
  • Number of Awards: 50
  • Study Level: PhD
  • Requirement: The scheme is only open to new PhD applications. There are no restrictions on nationality.
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 22 March 2019. The earliest start date for funded places is 1 August 2019, the latest start date is 1 November 2019.

Who May Enter:

Opportunities for PhD funding via this scheme are extremely competitive, with higher than usual eligibility requirements. Applicants should be confident that they are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme.

Applications are accepted from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality. 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Candidates must be among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK degree or equivalent.
  • Candidates with a standalone Master’s qualification must have achieved a distinction or, where this has yet to have been achieved, be able to provide evidence of high performance that will lead to a distinction.
  • They must also hold a first class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent (integrated Masters that form part of an undergraduate degree, e.g. MEng, MSci, M.Math, are assessed by Admissions as an undergraduate qualification when determining eligibility).
  • Candidates with multiple standalone Master’s qualifications must have achieved a distinction in the one most relevant to their PhD study.
  • Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria.
  • Prior to applying candidates must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise their research project. Please note that supervisors are limited to supervise one scholar at any time.
  • Please note: current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s PhD Scholarship.
  • The scheme is only open to new PhD applications.

Application Procedure:

To participate, you should submit your application for admission to study at Imperial through our online admissions system and your department will put you forward for the scholarship based on academic merit and potential.

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Required Documents:

  • When prompted for a personal statement you must ensure that it consists of approx. 1000 words (maximum 2 pages) and outlines your academic and research achievements to date, explaining in brief your planned research project. The selection panel will not consider statements exceeding the 2-page limit. You may submit updated versions of this statement if required following application submission.
  • To be considered for the President’s PhD Scholarship scheme, applicants must select this option in the funding section of the additional questions tab within the online application form.
  • You must also meet any additional application requirements stated by your department of choice.

Award Description:

Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:

  • Full funding for tuition fees
  • A stipend of £21,200 per annum to assist with living costs
  • A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study
  • programme of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School

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If you have any questions regarding the scheme please contact phdscholarshipscheme@imperial.ac.uk.