France Tour

ENS Lyon (www.ens-lyon.fr/en) will be taking part in the virtual Choose France Tour event organised by the French Embassy, the French Institute in India, together with Campus France. The event is scheduled on Friday & Saturday, 6-7 November 2020, from 4:00 - 9:00 pm IST.


The Choose France Tour will take place on a virtual platform with various spaces to connect, including virtual booths to interact with schools, live chat & one-on-one meetings, and virtual auditoriums for live presentations. ENS Lyon will showcase a  live presentation (with a Q&A session for students) on Friday 6 November from 7:30 PM to 7:50 PM (IST).


For more information: https://cft.ifindia.in/




(Summer semester April – August 2021 or winter semester October 2021 - February 2022)


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The deadline for submission of the applications is December 6, 2020

Office of International Cooperation of National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan


The NCCU Elite Scholarship Program provides a full tuition waiver and a monthly living stipend, particularly for 2021 Fall Admission. Information for International Degree Students for Fall 2021 admissions is available at the NCCU and OIC websites beginning January 12, 2021. Applications are accepted from February 2021 to March 19, 2021.


 Applicants must meet the following criteria:

※ Currently serving as lecturer at a public or private college/university in Southeast or South Asia.

※ Holding a passport from one of the following countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, or Bhutan.

 The NCCU Elite Scholarship Program provides a full tuition waiver and a monthly living stipend for two years (Master’s program) or three years (Doctoral program), ensuring that international students can focus all their attention and energy on their studies.


These programs present a valuable opportunity for lecturers to pursue further study, thus enhancing their future research and teaching performance. Complete information is available at the links provided below, and we are happy to respond to direct inquiries addressed to Sasha at nccugrad@nccu.edu.tw.

- NCCU International Admission

- Elite Scholarship Program 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) New Delhi


We would like to invite you to the third edition of our Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) programme, aimed at supporting the strategic management of internationalisation at academic institutions.

The online meet, coordinated by DAAD and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), would provide you the opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, as well as, give you insights on best internationalisation practices implemented and advised by experts through working groups and thought-provoking discussions.


Title: Comprehensive Internationalisation: Developing internationalisation strategies for Academic Institutions


Date: 18-20. November 2020

18. November 2020 – Open for Public

19-20. November 2020 – Invite-only


Registration link: https://www.daad.de/surveys/975193?lang=en


Last date for registration: 3. November 2020

Please find the concept note and the draft programme for your reference.


In case you think that the meet would be more relevant for any of your colleagues responsible for international relations, please let us know and we would be glad to extend them an invitation.

Siberian Instituteof Management -a branch of RANEPA


International Summer School of Russian Language 2021, which is located in Novosibirsk.

Our school is a great opportunity to plunge into the culture of Russia, enjoy the nature of Siberia, immerse yourself in the language environment, and improve your knowledge of the Russian language.

You can find detailed information in the attachment or on the SIM RANEPA website [https://siu.ranepa.ru].

University of Bayreuth in Germany!


We are now open for Summer Semester 2021 Exchange Student Nominations.


Nomination Deadline:               1stNovember 2020

Student Application Deadline:   15thNovember 2020


Let us know if you have any questions during the nomination process. We are more than happy to assist you.

Helene Lehmann (Student Coordinator Incoming Exchange – ERASMUS/Europe)

Ulrike Filippi (Student Coordinator Incoming Exchange – GLOBAL)

Our contact email: incoming-exchange@uni-bayreuth.de


The mode of teaching for the summer semester 2021 has not yet been decided upon. Whereas our summer semester 2020 was an online semester, our current winter semester 2020/21 at the University of Bayreuth will be an in-person semester with online components. This means that next semester will take place face-to-face as much as considered safe and possible. However, online modules will be provided, too.




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Coventry University

Coventry University as a part of its commitment with Association of Commonwealth Universities is offering two fellowship programmes for faculty of partner Universities.

Details of the fellowship programme is available at the following link https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-university-staff/fellowships/acu-fellowships/coventry-university-fellowships/

Virtual Tour

Talent Boost is a cross-administrative programme of the Government of Finland, coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Education and Culture


As the official Knowledge Partner of the Talent Boost programme in India, we are writing to introduce you to the Talent Boost programme, and to seek your participation in one of the programme’s ongoing key initiatives, ‘Future is Made in Finland – Webinar series’.

The programme is designed to attract senior technology professionals, students, scholars, and researchers from various technological domains to Finland, from select centers of talent globally, with India being a focus talent center. 

The details of the programme and its various recent events and initiatives can be found on the website, www.tem.fi/en/talent-boost-en.  A brief overview of the programme has also been attached hereto.

Future is Made in Finland- Webinar Series, an ongoing event of the Talent Boost programme, is being organized jointly by Talent Boost and the Team Finland Knowledge Network with the following broad objectives:

1.     To promote Finland as a country of knowledge and innovation,

2.     To showcase the opportunities in Finland for Indian students, researchers and working professionals

The event has the support of some of the biggest Finnish universities and research institutions, including, LUT University, Tampere University, the University of Oulu, Aalto University, and the Finnish Center of Artificial Intelligence, as event partners.

The event is being organized as a seven-part webinar series with the next two webinars scheduled for 26th October and 28thOctober 2020, respectively at 3:30 pm IST.

The details and schedule of the webinar series can be found on the website www.studyinfinland.fi/future-is-made-in-finland.

Episode 2 and Episode 3 of the webinar series will feature prominent speakers from Finland, including professors and heads of leading Finnish universities, and will present the study, research and work opportunities in Finland for young professionals and students from India.


Episode 2: Bioeconomy Defines the Future is being organized in partnership with LUT University and will focus on bioeconomy as well as on research, work and study opportunities in LUT university and Finnish companies.



Episode 3: Join the revolution of Light and Image is being organized in partnership with Tampere University and will focus on imaging and photonics as well as on research, work and study opportunities in the Tampere university and Finnish companies.



We hereby extend our invitation to your institution to participate as an official event partner, and through your institution, we would like to extend the invitation to your students, as well.


Please click on the following link to register for the webinars. www.studyinfinland.fi/future-is-made-in-finland

We would be delighted to receive the participation of your students, and faculty in the event.

We look forward to your response, and also welcome your thoughts on the initiative. We are happy to discuss this initiative over a call, as well.


Swiss Embassy in New Delhi


The Swiss Government has announced its call for applications for its Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2021-2022. The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 November 2020. For candidates from India, PhD, research and post-doctoral scholarships are available.


More information on the scholarships is available at www.sbfi.admin.ch/scholarships_eng


I would be grateful if you could kindly forward this email to those of your students / colleagues who may be interested. To receive the application package, they must send an email to newdelhi.scholarship@eda.admin.ch 


Toyo University

At Toyo University, each year we organize an event called Gendai Gakusei Hyakunin Isshu, a poem contest open to students. The contestants are called to express their ways of viewing daily life, everyday sentiments and feelings in a traditional Japanese fixed-form poem called tanka (see below). Each year we receive many entries from students across Japan. The 33rd contest held in 2019 drew a total of 61,976 poems.

Just as last year, we are inviting entries from students at our partner universities abroad, including yours. Would you kindly transmit this message, with the information attached below, to your faculty members who teach Japanese to the students? I am sure that the contest would be a great opportunity for them to try their Japanese skills in an interesting manner.

 Enter Period
Friday, September 18Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (both dates inclusive)

 How to apply
Write your poem and the required information in the attached application form, convert the file into a PDF, and send it to the address below.

 E-mail address
mlkoho@toyo.jp  (PR Section, General Affairs Dept., Toyo University)

 What is Hyakunin Isshu?
In Japan, wordplay in a style similar to that of tanka began around the 7th century. Since then, the art of poetry composition developed among the country's ruling class and at court. During Japan's Middle Ages, from the Heian to Kamakura era (794-1333 CE), one hundred poems by noted authors were compiled into a collection called Hyakunin Isshu (literal translation: "one hundred persons, one poem each"). Hyakunin Isshu still exists and is popular in today's Japan as a form of traditional culture, one well-known collection being widely used in a New Year's card game.
  Modeling this anthology on the Hyakunin Isshu, Toyo University openly solicits tanka poems from students and selects the best 100 entries that express their fresh sensibilities and trends of the times.

 What is Gendai Gakusei Hyakunin Isshu?
Gendai Gakusei Hyakunin Isshu (One Hundred Poems of Modern Students) Contest began in 1987 as a Toyo University centennial commemorative event. In 2020, its 34th will be held. The total number of tanka poems entered in the previous contests, expressing present-day students' views of the world and their daily life, has reached over 1.5 million.

 What is tanka?
Tanka is a fixed-form poem composed of 31 Japanese units of sound (similar to "mora") in total that can be divided into phrases of 5-7-5-7-7 sounds to express one's feelings and impressions in a daily situation. One unit of sound corresponds to one kana character.
   For example, 「沖縄で 海にもぐって 魚とり あの海へびは おそろしかった」(Okinawa-de umi-ni mogutte sakana tori ano umihebi-wa osoroshikatta – In Okinawa, I dove into the sea and caught fish; that sea snake was scary) comprises phrases of 5 sounds (o-ki-na-wa-de), 7 sounds (u-mi-ni-mo-gu-t-te), 5 sounds (sa-ka-na-to-ri), 7 sounds (a-no-u-mi-he-bi-wa), and 7 sounds (o-so-ro-shi-ka-t-ta) . A good tanka poem makes a creative use of characteristics of the Japanese language and enables the reader to vividly imagine the scene depicted or sympathize with the author's feelings expressed.


Application guidelines


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Ca’ Foscari University of Venice cancels outbound & inbound mobility till 31.01.2021

The Academic Senate of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has cancelled all outbound and inbound mobility for the autumn semester of the 2020/2021 academic year (until January 31st 2021). This decision is in line with the recommendations of the Italian Ministry of University and most other Italian universities have chosen the same path. 


Opportunities for doctoral level and above research at NCI member universities

Nordic Centre in India (NCI) has announced two specific NCI social media pages that highlight the various opportunities for doctoral level and above research at its member universities. The pages are as follows:




University of Deusto

First of all, our greetings from Global Deusto and Deusto International Tuning Academy at the *University of Deusto,* we really hope that you, your relatives and colleagues are all well. We are suffering a worldwide crisis and the response should be also worldwide. Working together as one,  the virus will undoubtedly be defeated.

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, *University of Deusto *has *adjusted its classrooms to online methodologies* in order to continue supporting society and students as usual. We understand that all partner universities are moving to online or remote learning models and would like to *offer our support* with this task through a *free of charge online webinar *(of about one hour) focused on *how to establish remote attendance learning model *that will allow you to continue teaching and interacting with students normally.  The session will take place on *Tuesday 7th of April 2020 at 13:00 (GMT+1 Madrid local time). *

During the last days we have been helping universities in different continents in the mixture between pedagogical remote learning models and technologies to support them. This is the reason why we want to share with you our best practices and the materials we have been developing. Our commitment to our partners is our main motivation to organise this activity.

If you or any colleague from your university is interested in this training, please, *sign up below and the link to the online session will be sent* to the provided email address.

*Signing up form* <https://forms.gle/PgizX8B4JzeNYQCk6> *(*deadline for signing in: Monday 6th of April at 10:00 GMT+1)


National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Students who choose courses of Engineering, Law and politics and Management will be waived the program fees.

Each course consists of 18 hours’ session and its duration varies from 3 to 6 days. After finishing the courses, students will receive a Credit certificate issued by NCHU and Office of International Affairs, NCHU with course syllabus and outline included.

If students would like to join the program, please submit their applications and material through the link listed as follows:

Engineering (deadline 5/31, 2020): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xPIoOD7UOuqscTyIuFzPoRtyX7jJx434MMmM72GthVY/edit

Law and Politics (deadline 3/25, 2020): nchugsg@gmail.com

Management (deadline 3/25, 2020): https://sites.google.com/email.nchu.edu.tw/2020-nchu-summer-workshop

Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene: eh.summerschool2020@gmail.com 


University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Collaborate with UTS academics in your research area.

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Summer Program at National Chung Hsing University Taiwan!

The 2020 NCHU’s GSG program is catered towards domestic and international participants from the senior undergraduate to graduate level.

Participants are expected to cover their own transportation costs to the NCHU campus, including round-trip airfare and local transportation in Taiwan. NCHU will cover all other expenses, including meals, accommodation, and academic and extracurricular activities.

After finishing the courses, participating students receive the opportunity to acquire academic credits after completing the program.

This program has maximum capacity of 45 participants.
If students would like to join the program, please send your application documents and materials to: nchugsg@gmail.com and put "Apply for GSG Program" as the title.


Contact Information:
Office of International Affairs
National Chung Hsing University
No 145 Xingda Rd., South Dist., Taichung, 40227, Taiwan
Tel: +886 4 2284 0206
Fax: +886 4 2285 7313
Email: oia@nchu.edu.tw


Turkiye Scholarships 2020

Turkey: Home of Education offers full-time or short-time programs.

Details: http://www.turkiyescholarships.gov.tr

"If Students have any further questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Gous Mashkoor Khan, Assistant Professor, Turkish Teacher in School of Language Literature and Culture Studies, Mobile No: 9891061210.



SOAS University of London

Academic Summer School 2020



Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia!


This year the Russian Scholarship Program Association “Global Universities” is conducting an international competition for prospective master’s students - “Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project”. We would like to share with you this great opportunity that gives a chance and reward to talented students to receive full tuition scholarship for studying in the master’s degree programs at one of Russia’s leading universities, including Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU).

The awardees who decide to pursue their master’s studies at FEFU may choose among the following programs:

The detailed information on the Competition can be found at https://www.dvfu.ru/en/open_doors/


State Government of Victoria


La Trobe University is delighted to inform you that entries are now open to an annual innovation competition for students called the Technology Infusion Grand Challenge


Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp (AYLTLC) 2020


Prospective applicants may also access our website at www.ayltlc.com

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for the year 2019-20

The details of the programmes are available at our web portal https://www.shastriinstitute.org and can be accessed through the link: https://www.shastriinstitute.org/grants-awards-and-opportunities-for-indian-canadian-scholars .

Beijing Normal University requesting assistant for international students enrollment
For more information, please visit: https://brs.bnu.edu.cn/english/picnews/72954.htm and to apply, please visit: http://apply.bnu.edu.cn

Fulbright-Nehru, Fulbright-Kalam, and other Fulbright fellowships for study, research, teaching and professional development in the U.S.

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