GREAT Scholarships at Newcastle University for China, India, Turkey Students, 2020

Newcastle University is offering GREAT Scholarships for the year 2020 in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

The study programs are available for students from China, India, and Turkey students who want to apply for postgraduate taught programs.

Newcastle University offers around 175 full-time undergraduate degree programs in a wide range of subject areas.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Must be passport holders of China, India or Turkey
  • be assessed as international for fee purposes hold an offer for an eligible Master’s degree program:
    • applicants from India and Turkey: All postgraduate Master’s programs
    • applicants from China – postgraduate degree programs in:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Marine and Offshore Engineering
  • Mechanicals and Systems Engineering

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants need to take admission to Newcastle University. After taking this process, students must have or expect to receive the equivalent of an upper second class UK honors degree. Applications must be submitted using the application form.

Required Documents:

  • Submit their degree transcripts, language ability proof, curriculum vitae, copy of the passport, or any other additional document.
  • Note: Before you apply you should check the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Award Description:

Newcastle University will provide award value of The grant is £10,000 towards tuition fees.

Deadline: 30 April 2020

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How to Learn Manual Testing: Manual Testing for Beginners

Are you a beginner to manual testing looking for a comprehensive guide to making the foundation of your manual testing? If you are furious that how to learn testing then we help you. Nowadays many students are studying and doing jobs in the IT sector and its very competitive field to build your career as a rising sun.

Today, testing plays a critical role in software development and clearly, and given the speed of deployment testing needs to be fast too. However, a robust strategy cannot be dependent on only one testing format.

There are two types of testing available as Manual Testing and Automation Testing that we can use. However, there is still a list of more than 100+ types of testing, but all testing types are not used in all types of projects.

  • Manual Testing is performed by a human sitting in front of a computer carefully executing the test steps. It will require skilled labour, long time & will imply high costs. It has a critical role in the QA process.
  • Automation Testing means using an automation tool to execute your test case suite. It saves time, cost and manpower. Once recorded, it’s easier to run an automated test suite.

Manual testing is an activity where the tester needs to be very patient, creative & open-minded. All the new application before the automated testing must be tested manually. It requires more efforts, but it is necessary to check automation feasibility. Manual Testing does not require knowledge of any testing tool.

In order to help you, we have compiled an article where you will learn the basic skills and concepts of Software Testing. But before you start to learn about the software testing you should have the basic knowledge of “What is the Manual Testing?”

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Manual Testing:

What is Manual Testing? Manual Testing is a type of Software Testing where Testers manually execute test cases without using any automation tools. We can say that is the process of manually testing software for defects. It is a testing process that is carried out manually in order to find defects without the usage of tools or automation scripting. One of the Software Testing Fundamental is “100% Automation is not possible”.

A test plan document is prepared that acts as a guide to the testing process in order to have the complete test coverage. Manual Testing is a type of Software Testing where Testers manually execute test cases without using any automation tools. Manual Testing is the most primitive of all testing types and helps find bugs in the software system.

The main goal of manual testing is to make sure that the application under test is defect free and the software application is working as per the requirement specification document.

Tool: Though manual testing does not require any automation scripts, there are lots of special tools that help to perform testing the best way: Jira, qTest, TestRail, QACoverage, EasyQA

What are Techniques or Types for Testing?

Following are the testing techniques that are performed manually during the test life cycle:

  • Acceptance Testing
  • White Box Testing
  • Black Box Testing
  • Unit Testing
  • System Testing
  • Integration Testing

Manual Testing Tutorial for Beginners

The main stages for manual testing are: Unit Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, and User Acceptance Testing.

The main methods of manual testing: Software testing can be broadly classified into the following methods: White Box Testing, Black Box Testing, and Grey Box Testing.

How to perform Manual Testing

  • Read and understand the software project documentation/guides. Also, study the Application Under Test (AUT) if available.
  • Draft Test cases that cover all the requirements mentioned in the documentation.
  • Review and baseline the test cases with Team Lead, Client (as applicable)
  • Execute the test cases on the AUT
  • Report bugs.
  • Once bugs are fixed, again execute the failing test cases to verify they pass.

The Importance of Manual Testing:-

Manual testing is the oldest and most rigorous type of software testing. Manual testing requires a tester to perform manual test operations on the test software without the help of Test automation

  • Manual Testing is eyeball testing
  • Applications with short life cycles.
  • Applications that have GUIs that constantly changes
  • It requires less time and expense to begin productive manual testing.
  • Automation cannot replace human intuition, inference, and inductive reasoning.
  • Automation Testing cannot change course in the middle of a test run to examine something that had not been previously considered.
  • Manual QA testing can be used in both small and big projects.
  • Easily we can update our test case according to project movement.
  • It is covered in the limited cost.
  • Easy to learn for new people who are entered into testing.
  • Manual QA Testing is more reliable than automation (in many cases automation will not cover all cases)
  • Exploratory testing is best done manually
  • Manual testing is cost-efficient for tests run only a few times
  • Manual testing of UI/UX is most effectively done by humans

You can also download the given information in pdf file at How to Learn Manual Testing- Manual Testing Tutorial for Beginners

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

The Asian Pacific Fund is a community foundation offering the Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund. The program is open incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in 2019-20.

Applicants who are majoring engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science are eligible to apply.

Provided By: The Asian Pacific Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to strengthening the Bay Area’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $5,000 annual award (Total award: $20,000)
  • Number of Awards: 5
  • Study level: Four-year college or university
  • Requirement: Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in 2019-20
  • Major: engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science
  • Note: those pursuing health careers are not eligible (i.e. physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, etc.)
  • Ethnic heritage: Filipino heritage (at least 50%)
  • Financial need
  • Residency:
  • Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus or Yolo.
  • Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants download the application form and submit to –
Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
Asian Pacific Fund
465 California Street, Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104

Required Documents:

  • Essays
  • Most recent transcript(s) of grades (including grading scale); unofficial transcripts are OK
  • Resume (include work experience, school activities, community service, honors & awards)
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a current teacher. Letters should be on official school or organization letterhead. Please include the student’s first and last name.

Award Description:

  • The program will provide up to $5000 annual award.
  • Total award: $20,000
  • Number of Awards: 5

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LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science

The LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to perform cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research, learn from widely respected planetary scientists, and discover exciting careers in planetary science.

During the 10-week internship, students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities, including NASA Johnson Space Center scientific visits, lectures, and career development workshops.

Many of today’s planetary science leaders got their start as LPI summer interns. Every career starts somewhere, and we encourage you to join us as you embark on your journey.

As a summer intern, you will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $7,300 stipend and additionally, financial support up to $1,000
  • Duration: The 10-week program runs from June 3, 2019–August 8, 2019.
  • Location: USA
  • Application Deadline: January 7, 2019, 11:59 p.m., CST

Who May Enter:

To qualify, you must be a:

  • The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences.
  • Students with majors in a physical or natural science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics have an advantage, but any eligible student may apply.
  • Interns are selected by the project advisors who look for academic excellence and scientific interest and backgrounds compatible with their specific project needs.
  • If you are a foreign national, you will be asked to provide proof of English proficiency. This may be in the form of a Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, or a letter from one of the professors in the English department at your university confirming that you have sufficient spoken and written English language skills, to successfully participate in our internship program. You will be responsible for U.S. taxes.

Application Procedure:

To apply, you will need to apply using the online application form.

  • Once you begin the application, you must complete all of the questions on the form, including essay-style questions.
  • Transcripts and letters of recommendation may be submitted independently but must be received by January 7, 2019, 11:59 p.m., CST, for your application to be considered.
  • Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your application number and a link to view the status of your reference letters. You are required to submit three reference letters to qualify for the program.
  • Have your college registrar mail an official transcript to:- LPI Summer Intern Program, Application #, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058-1113.
  • Be sure to include your application number in the address you provide to your registrar. Transcripts must be received by the LPI no later than January 7, 2019, 11:59 p.m. CST.

Notification: The selection committee meets in February. Students will be notified by March 8, 2019. A response from the selected student is required within 2 days of receiving the offer and will be rescinded if there is no response within that timeframe.

Note: The LPI is located near the NASA Johnson Space Center, on the south side of Houston, Texas. On NASA’s behalf, the LPI provides leadership in the scientific community for research in lunar, planetary, and solar system sciences and linkage with related terrestrial program

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Worth Description:

The internships are paid. Selected interns will receive a $7,300 stipend to cover the costs associated with being in Houston for the duration of the program. This amount covers the internship stipend, travel, housing, and cost of living expenses. Additionally, financial support up to $1,000 is offered to interns who submit an accepted abstract as the first author to the upcoming Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Benefits of an internship:

  • Gain valuable research experience
  • Develop new skills and refine others
  • Meet and work with professionals, establishing contacts for letters of reference and networking
  • Experience a new work environment


Questions may be directed to Claudia Bellard at or 281-486-2159

MIT THINK Scholars Program 2019-20

A nationwide educational initiative from MIT that empowers students to turn their ideas into a reality. The THINK Scholars Program is an educational outreach initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by supporting and funding projects developed by high school students.

THINK’s vision is to make science and technology research and development accessible to all motivated high school students. The program is run by a team of undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and sponsored by technology companies and educational organizations.

THINK is annual science research and innovation competition for high school students. The program is open to all high school students residing in the United States. Students apply to the program by submitting a proposal for any novel science, technology, or engineering idea.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $7000
  • Number of Awards: 6 finalists and 3 winners
  • Study Level: Full-time high school student
  • Requirement: Submit Proposal
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: Check back here fall on November 1, 2019. Applications will close on January 1, 2020.
  • Winner Announcement: 15-Jan. 2020

Who May Enter:

  • You must be a full-time high school student attending a public, private, or home school at the time of your application.
  • You must be a U.S. resident during the 2018–2019 school year.
  • One submission per applicant
  • One or two students per project

Application Procedure:

Applying for the THINK Scholars Program is a simple process:

  • Register: create an account using your email address and some basic information.
  • Find a team: You can work alone, or work with a partner. Application Deadline Jan. 1, 2019 Finalist Decisions Mid-Jan. 2019 Finalists’ Trip to MIT Feb. 2019 Expected Completion of Projects June 2019
  • Submit your proposal: upload a document describing your idea, goals, and implementation procedure. The paper should be in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font, double-spaced (1.5 not allowed), 1-inch margins, and no more than 10 pages

Proposal Overview

Your submission should be approximately 10 pages long and contain the following components:

  • Title/Cover Page
  • Abstract: Brief introduction to the target problem and your idea.
  • Idea/Problem: What’s the problem you’re trying to solve? Why is it important?
  • Plan/Approach: How will you go about building/developing your idea?
  • Timeline: Table of milestones breaking your project down into bite-size goals.
  • Budget: How will you utilize THINK’s funding?
  • Personal Reflection: What inspired you to pursue this idea? What are your passions?

Required Documents:

  • THINK project proposals are science, technology, and engineering ideas that span many fields, from green technologies and practical devices to software applications. As long as it can be completed in one semester with a $1000 budget, almost anything is fair game! A good proposal has an insightful idea, clearly defined goals, and a well thought-out procedure for implementation.
  • Students are expected to submit a proposal (of no more than 10 pages) before the application deadline detailing the problem they are attempting to solve, how their idea/system combats the target problem, developmental procedure, a timetable of milestones, and budget allocation (see the guidelines section below for a full description).
  • Rather than requiring students to have completed a research project before applying, THINK instead caters to students who have done extensive research on the background of a potential research project and are looking for additional guidance in the early stages of their project.

Award Description:

  • Selected finalists are invited to a four-day all-expenses-paid trip to MIT’s campus where they meet professors in their field of research, tour labs, attend MIT’s xFair, and hang out with members of the THINK team!
  • Finalists also have weekly mentorship meetings with THINK team members for technical guidance, helpful resources, and updates on the project’s progress and are given up to $1000 in funding for their project.
  • Finalists receive:
  • All expenses paid a trip to MIT that includes: – Attendance to XFair (MIT’s spring tech symposium) – Personalized tours of MIT laboratories – Networking opportunities with MIT professors and XFair companies
  • Up to $1000 to build their projects
  • Project mentorship from MIT students
  • Winners receive: Scholarship money – $500 for Grand Prize Winner – $300 for Second Place – $200 for Third Place
  • They will also select several Honorable Mentions to recognize outstanding proposals submitted to the program that were not selected as finalists.

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Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Student Competition

Scholarship Description

Microsoft Corporation is delighted to announce an “Imagine Cup Global Competition”. It is a skill-based Microsoft’s premier international competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft Corporation.

Dream it. Build it. Live it. The next big thing could come from you. Facebook and Twitter started as student projects. Your ideas could be next. The Imagine Cup is here to help you take the first steps. Imagine Cup is globally open for young developers and provide a chance to show off your biggest, boldest software solution. Code with purpose and show the world what you’ve got.

This global competition empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play.

This competition is the doorway to your success. If you can win here, you can win anywhere. Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash, travel, and prizes and for the honor of taking home the Imagine Cup!

Provided By: Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. At Microsoft, their mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Up to $100,000 (US)
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Study level: Any
  • Requirement: 16 years of age as of 24 October 2018
  • Application Deadline: Register now to stay tuned for updates on the 2020 Imagine Cup competition!

Who May Enter:

  • All students around the world
  • Applicants at least 16 years of age as of 24 October 2018 and are actively enrolled as a student at an accredited educational institution that grants high-school or college/university (or equivalent) degrees (including home schools) at any time between 24 October 2018 and 31 May 2019.
  • Up to three (3), eligible students may submit a single entry as a team. Team members may come from different academic institutions and from different countries
  • If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this Competition.
  • You are not a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Region of Crimea; and U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Region of Crimea. Therefore, residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.
  • You are not an employee or intern of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, at any time between 24 October 2017 and 31 July 2018
  • You are not involved in any part of the execution or administration of this Competition
  • Microsoft Imagine is available to millions of students around the world. If you are currently enrolled in courses at an accredited institution, you are eligible to download software for free with Microsoft Imagine at no charge.

Application Procedure:

Register now and start your 2018 Imagine Cup journey! To participate, participants can use the online registration online system and create an account to participate in the competition at:

Note: If you have already registered, visit your Account page for additional details on your country’s National Finals.

Additional Information:

  • All Projects must be developed to require Microsoft Azure. Azure is required for all projects (Get Azure for Students or Azure Free Account)
  • You may also use other Microsoft platforms such as Visual Studio, Kinect for Windows SDK, .NET Framework, XNA, Bing maps API, etc., as well as third-party game engines, libraries, and middleware provided you obey their licenses, but none of these are required.
  • As a student, you can obtain free tools, software, and services at Microsoft Imagine.
  • In addition, all entries must meet the following requirements for the Live Presentation, Project Proposal, Software, and Software.
  • 2018 Imagine Cup Official Rules & Regulations
  • A full list of all winners will be published within 30 days following the 2018 Worldwide Finals.

Award Description:

Whatever your innovation, you can make an impact and win big – like, $100,000 big – with Imagine Cup. With prizing that includes mentorship opportunities with industry leaders, an Azure grant, and cash, Imagine Cup can help you take your project to the next level.

  • The first place team can win up to $100,000
  • The second place team can win up to $20,000
  • New Imagine Cup Awards! $15,000 for the best Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Mixed Reality projects

Full Detail of Awards:

  • Round 1: Each National Final competition may offer prizes at the discretion of the local
    Microsoft subsidiary operating that competition
  • Round 2: At the World Finals, there will be two winning teams selected, as well as the Imagine
    Cup Awards are given to the top three teams that meet specific technology-related criteria.First Place:

    • $85,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the Team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant
    • A remote mentoring session with Satya Nadella

    Second Place:

    • $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the Team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant

    Big Data Award

    • Required use of Azure Data + Analytics or IoT
    • $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant

    Artificial Intelligence Award

    • Required use of Azure Artificial Intelligence + Cognitive Services
    • $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant

    Mixed Reality Award

    • Required use of HoloLens, Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality
    • $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the team
    • Microsoft Azure Grant


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The Go Green in the City Challenge

Scholarship Description

Build a career with Schneider Electric and win the international trip*. The Go Green in the City Challenge is a Schneider Electric’s international Business Case Challenge that organized by Schneider Electric. The challenge aims to support the emergence of innovative solutions to meet future challenges in intelligent energy. To take part, you must be an MBA, Master’s or Bachelor’s student (at least 2nd year) in Business or Engineering. Enter the Go Green in the City challenge to win a trip around the world plus a job at Schneider Electric! Submit your innovative solution for challenges in energy management for smarter cities.

Provided By: For 180 years Schneider Electric has been committed to changing the way they access energy. As a global specialist in energy management, with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Job opportunity at Schneider Electric, VIP trip around the world, etc.
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study level: High school, undergraduate, and graduate level
  • Requirement: Be proficient in English.
  • Application Deadline: May 25, 2019, 12 PM (noon) GMT.
  • Winners Announcement: August 23, 2019

Who May Enter:

  • Only university students eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of submission of the Initial Application are permitted to submit their proposals.
  • Students worldwide must be registered in a bachelor’s (at least the 2nd year), master’s or MBA program of business or engineering are eligible to compete in the Contest.
  • Students pursuing any business or engineering-related degree are eligible to compete, given that they fulfill the rest of the eligibility requirements stated above.
  • Only open to two-member teams with at least one female member.
  • The Contest is open exclusively to individual students in teams of two, of which at least one team member is female. Both of the team members must study in the same country for the duration of the competition. You don’t have to be in the same university, study the same subject or be in the same year. Neither do you have to be citizens or permanent residents of the
  • Teams from all over the world are welcome to compete.
  • English competency is generally required, both verbal and written.
  • No exceptions can be made regarding the terms of the eligibility requirements.
  • Schneider Electric’s customers, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents, consultants, contractors and their family members are not eligible to participate.

Application Procedure:

To participate, students must sign up for the competition by entering your name and email then fill out their Profile page, Form your team on the Team page, and Submit a great idea at the given link:

What’s your bold idea? Choose from 5 competition categories:

  • No Boundaries
  • Sustainability & Inclusivity
  • Digital Economy
  • Smart Manufacturing & Supply Chain
  • Cyber Security

Application Guideline:

  • You must register for the competition as an individual. However, to submit a full application you must also register as a team of two. When you are ready, upload the case solution to the Team page.
  • Accepted formats for the initial application:
  • Text description: .doc or .pdf format, max. 500 words, 12-size Arial or Times New Roman font, file size max. 15 MB
  • Infographic: .ppt or .pdf format, max. 4 slides/pages including 1 cover slide, file size max. 15 MB
  • Initial Applications must be submitted online in plain English.
  • Together with a partner, present your proposal through PDF or an infographic. Make it to the finals in the USA and stand to win the grand prize of a lifetime!
  • If you are selected as a finalist, you need to provide an official document from your university confirming your enrollment and student status. The document can be obtained from your student services center, international office or one of your professors.

Award Description:

Awards will be presented in each of the categories as the following:

  • Grand Prize
  • One winning candidate will win a job opportunity at Schneider Electric as well as a fully sponsored VIP trip around the world where they will get to visit Schneider Electric offices.
  • The winner can choose to visit Schneider Electric offices in two countries. The specifics of the offered position will match the requirements of Schneider Electric.
  • Finals
  • The Top 10 teams will be invited on a fully sponsored trip to the USA to make their pitch in the Finals and win the Grand Prize.
  • Take this chance to meet and learn from the winners of Innovation Summit Bold Ideas Challenge and network with top experts from Schneider Electric!
  • Semi-finals
  • In the semi-finals, participants will receive mentorship from Schneider Electric experts to polish their proposals, and make it to the final 10!


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