Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok

Within the framework of the Russia’s Chairmanship in BRICS in 2020, the BRICS International School and the Contest for BRICS young leaders are merged to identify the most promising projects and research papers to enhance practical cooperation among youth from BRICS countries and beyond. Authors of the best projects and research papers will be invited to take part in the BRICS International School held online on October 5-10, 2020. The final results of the Contest will be announced during the closing ceremony. Far Eastern Federal University acts as a partner to the project.


The BRICS International School is a unique scientific and educational program aimed at training young experts specializing in BRICS studies in political, economic, humanitarian fields and other relevant areas of interaction within the five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The organizer is the National Committee on BRICS Research, Russia.


Participants of the program will be offered a range of specially developed comprehensive courses by top Russian and international experts. The School will allow participants to broaden their professional horizons, develop communication skills, and study specifics of cooperation among the BRICS countries – their positions in the global arena, prospects of institutionalization of the BRICS format, goals and priorities of the grouping for the future.


Young diplomats, scientists, journalists, entrepreneurs, Bachelor’s and Master’s students as well as post-graduates from Russia, Brazil, India, China, South Africa, CIS countries, Europe and Asia, aged from 18 to 35, are invited to join this program.


Deadline for applications – September 25, 2020.


Arab Republic of Egypt Scholarships to Indian Students for 2020-2021

The Arab Republic of Egypt provides several scholarships offered by Al-Azhar Al-Shareef and the Ministry of Higher Education, as follows:

a)  Al-Azhar  Al-Shareef  provides: University  Under-graduate  Studies Scholarships and Post-graduate Studies Scholarships.Scholarshipsfor One Term.

b)   The   Ministry   of Higher   Education provides: University   Under-graduate   Studies Scholarships,  Post-graduate  Studies  Scholarships,  andScholarships for  the  Study  of  Arabic language.The    student    shallalsoregister    on    the    website    of    Foreign    Studentswww.wafeden.gov.eg


Deadlineto receive nominations: 11thof September, 2020.


In case nominated students faced any difficulties during their stay in Egypt, they have to go to  their  Embassy of  India  in  Cairoso  as  coordination  to  be done  between  the  Embassyof India in Cairoand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt.For more information and to apply for student application forms, please contact:


Prof. Dr. Mohamed Shoukr Nada,
The Cultural & Educational CounsellorBureau of Cultural and Educational Relations -Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt
1/50 M-Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi -110021
Tel:  0091-11-21610776
E-mail culturalbureau.egy@gmail.com


TheBureau  of  Cultural  and  Educational  Relations -Embassyof  Arab  Republic  of  Egypt, avails itself of this opportunity to express the assurance of its highest consideration.

Guidelines of Applyingfor Scholarships

Form to apply


Toyo University in Japan

"Summer Japanese Business Program"

Toyo University’s project plan was selected for the FY 2017 “Career Development Program for Foreign Students in Japan” administered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Toyo University has been offering a variety of Japanese language classes to international students.

This summer, university is offering ONLINE business Japanese program for free of charge. This program consists of a total of 20 lessons, and students can learn not only Japanese business skills but also business manners that are necessary when working in Japan.

Period: 7th - 17th September
Application Period: 18th August – 2nd September 16:00 JST
*Free of charge,
*Conducted fully online, using the WebEx system.

For details:  https://www.toyo.ac.jp/ja-JP/news/international-exchange/2020bjsummercourse/  


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


Application form


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:


Notice: University of Bern

Due to the Covid-19 situation this year’s bachelor and master summer schools at the University of Bern, Switzerland has been cancelled.


University of Deusto

After our first online webinar on 'Remote attendance learning model', and based on the feedback received from participants, we have organized a second webinar on *“Teaching, learning and assessment methodologies on distance learning”. *

This free of charge online training will take place on *WEDNESDAY, **MAY 6th at **1**2:30 CEST (4pm IST).*

In order to participate in this training, please *sign up here <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdU4qhE6OTHu_PEojglCeaviX3ZDCqqtwVmCMUexL-xidpaHQ/viewform>
*and the link to the online session will be sent to the provided email address. Please note that the deadline for signing up is Tuesday 5th of May. We encourage you to share the link for inscription with your colleagues andwe look fo rward to meeting you next Wednesday.

University of Bern

We would like to give you an update on COVID-19 and its impact on our exchange programme. For the moment, we expect that the programme can take place as usual in fall semester 2020/21. While the visa application process is affected by the current crisis and no applications are processed until mid-June, this should leave enough time for your students to get their visa in time for their stay with us.

In view of this, we decided to extend our nomination and application deadline for fall semester 2020/21 from 30 April to 15 May 2020. You are welcome to send us your nominations directly by e-mail. General information for incoming students can be found at www.incoming.unibe.ch<http://www.incoming.unibe.ch/>


United States-India Educational Foundation (Fulbright Commission)

Further to our webinar with the Fulbright Campus representatives, we are now planning to hold an information session for the *interested PhD scholars, faculty members and research associates*  from the following fields: Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Climate Change Sciences, Computer Science (including, but not limited to, cyber security, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; History; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physical Sciences; Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology; Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on smart cities and waste management); Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Kindly register for Information session on Fulbright Fellowship opportunities on Apr 21, 2020 3:00 PM IST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3391592456203867918

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Tel: 011-42090946 /jaya@usief.org.in / www.usief.org.in


German Centre for Research and Innovation

Falling Walls Lab gives innovative young minds the opportunity to present their research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today to a panel of eminent jury and general public.

The India edition 2020 will be organised and hosted by DWIH New Delhi and DAAD in partnership with IIT Kanpur, and will take place at *IIT Kanpur* on *22nd August 2020*.


Students, entrepreneurs, early-career researchers, and academics of all disciplines.

Present your research project, business plan or social initiative in just 3 minutes!

*Prize (s)?*
   1. *Falling Walls Lab 2020 Winner*

-       Compete with Falling Walls Lab winners (100 International winners!) from across the world at the global Lab finale that takes place in Berlin in November.
-       Ticket to the prestigious Falling Walls Conference in Berlin where leaders from science, industry and policy-making meet.

   2. *DAAD Entrepreneurship Prize 2020 winner*

-       Opportunity to participate in the Innovation week, a 5-day entrepreneurship boot camp in Germany organised and hosted by the DAAD.
*Application Deadline: 24th May 2020*

   - Download the Call for Applications.    <https://www.dwih-newdelhi.org/files/2020/03/lab20posterindia.pdf>
   - Apply here <https://falling-walls.com/lab/apply/india/apply/>.
   - More information on DWIH New Delhi Website    <https://www.dwih-newdelhi.org/en/event/falling-walls-lab-india-2020/>
   - If you have any questions, please check out these FAQ    <https://falling-walls.com/lab/faq-for-applicants/>s.
   - If your question is not listed there, please write to us at:    fwl.india@dwih-newdelhi.org

Phone:      +91 (11) 4601 2975

E mail: info@dwih-newdelhi.org

Website:  www.dwih-newdelhi.org


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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Strasbourg University

Nomination and application have to be received in the International Collaboration Office before April 25, 2020.


1) Nomination
The home institution coordinator sends the following information to :  : dri-students-exchange-outside-europe@unistra.fr

Name :
E-mail of the student :
Faculty at the University of Strasbourg :
Level of studies (Licence / Master) :
Duration (S1/S2/FY) :

2) Application
After the nomination we will send the online application link to your students.
3) Application Pakcage
Once the students have filled the online application, the home institution coordinator sends the application package (one single PDF document per applicant) to : dri-students-exchange-outside-europe@unistra.fr


- Application form with picture ;

- Certificate of French language skills: Please check the level required for each program with the international coordinator in the faculty in Strasbourg.

- Copy of ID

- Cover letter in French or English ;

-  Transcript of records of the previous years of study ;

- Learning agreement (attached to this message).
The list of programs available in each faculty in Strasbourg is attached to this message.
Students are invited to contact the International Coordinators in the faculties if they have questions regarding the programs: https://www.unistra.fr/index.php?id=19402


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


Intensive Mongolian Language Fellowship Program

This is an eight-week, intermediate-to-intensive Mongolian language program, running at the ACMS in Ulaanbaatar, from June 8 to August 7, 2020. 
The focus of this program is to provide students with an opportunity to enhance their communicative competence through systematic improvement of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, in an authentic environment. 
A limited number of full or partial scholarships available to be awarded to applicants based on merit and need. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from other sources in addition to support their studies.



Science PO 2020

Sciences Po is now accepting applications for its 2020 Summer School.

This intensive programme, featuring courses in both the social sciences and French language, is an excellent opportunity for students from our partner universities to discover Sciences Po over the course of the summer on our Paris campus.  
The Summer School's University Programme is held in two separate sessions during the months of June and July.  Students have the choice to attend one or both sessions.

2020 Calendar

  • June session: 2-25 June 2020
  • July session: 29 June - 24 July 2020

Academic programme: The Summer School offers two academic tracks, in social sciences and French language. Both tracks are available in each session of the Summer School.

  • In the social sciences track, students select one core class for intensive study over the course of 36 contact hours, on topics ranging from international relations to political science to economics, as well as interdisciplinary studies of contemporary issues (Media and Politics, Migration, Globalization and Inequalities, etc.). Classes are led by Sciences Po professors and researchers and are taught in English. Successful completion of a course awards students 4 ECTS credits. Syllabi for these classes are available on the website.
  • In the French language track, participants are placed at one of six levels adapted to their knowledge of the language (from total beginners to advanced). Over the course of 66 contact hours, students complete an intensive language programme including French language classes, oral expression workshops and written expression workshops. Successful completion of a course awards students 5 ECTS credits.
  • All students have the possibility to choose additional elective courses to complete 24 hours of additional study on a variety of topics (French language, French history or politics, and other social sciences topics). Successful completion of an elective class awards students 2 ECTS credits.

Outside of class: The University Programme takes place on our Paris campus, in the heart of the Saint Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood. Our programme features a variety of extracurricular activities (conferences with guest speakers, guided visits to Parisian museums and monuments, weekend trips, etc.) over the course of the summer. Students may live in apartments or dorms with other programme participants, or choose to find their own housing if they so desire.

Applying: The Summer School is open to students from across the world.  The eligibility criteria and application procedure are detailed on the Summer School website.  Candidates must apply through the Sciences Po online application system.

The Summer School team is at your disposal to answer any questions regarding the 2020 programme.  More information is available on the Summer School website: www.sciencespo.fr/summer.


National Chengchi University International Summer School (NCCU ISS)

Please visit our new website for further information: https://nccuiss.wixsite.com/enrollment/application

Courses & Schedule

2020 program provides 4-week intensive Chinese learning courses and 8 English-taught courses in the fields of Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities, focusing on the link between Taiwan, China, and East Asia, plus several excursions around island which accompanies with NCCU Student Buddies and passionate ISS team. Come check here for more tentative schedule: https://nccuiss.wixsite.com/enrollment/program


Online Application: Feb.3-May 4

The attachment and following links are the information (e.g. course, fees, early bird discount, group registration discount). If your students are interested, please feel free to contact us, thank you!     


(1) NCCU ISS website:  https://nccuiss.wixsite.com/enrollment

(2) 2020 NCCU ISS brochure: https://reurl.cc/Gk3RaW

(3) 2020 NCCU ISS video:  https://reurl.cc/RdZlR6 

(4) Contact: Mr. Allen Chen (c258f2008@gmail.com)


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.




University of Bern

University of Bern organizes a variety of summer courses in 2020. The complete program for 2020 is available on the following web page: www.unibe.ch/summerschools.


National Tsing Hua University

The National Tsing Hua University would like to invite students to participate in the following exciting program (NTHU GSS).

The 2020 National Tsing Hua University Global Summer School (NTHU GSS), Jul 17 to Aug 2, offers 6 courses in the fields of Life science, Chemical Engineering, Globalization Management, Integrated Circuit Processing, Art and Urban Culture of Taiwan, Administration Management.
We offer two different programs for students. Program A contains in-class lectures with plenty of choices, covering a wide range of academic fields. Program B combine in-class lectures with field trips, extending the learning from class.

Except for the academic courses, we also offer Basic Mandarin course as an optional course(additional fee USD200) for students who would like to enhance language ability.

In addition, Two one-day culture tours are arranged for
both Program A and Program B. Two one-day culture tours will take place on Jul 26  and Aug 1, will introduce you to various aspects of Taiwanese rich culture, such as visiting the National Palace Museum, exploring the the beauty of Sun Moon Lake.

We accept no more than 26 participants this year. Don't miss it!

Important Dates:
Nomination Deadline: May 14, 2020
Program Schedule: July. 17 to Aug. 2, 2020

Program Fee:
(1) 2,400 USD* Including courses(either Program A or Program B), housing, two cultural tours and two parties.
(2) Discounted price of  2,000 USD for students from our partner universities.
(3)We charge additional 200 USD for each of the optional courses.

Group Discounts:
1.2 students, each of you may enjoy 50 USD discount.
2.3 students, each of you may enjoy 80 USD discount.
3.4 students and above, each of you may enjoy 100 USD discount.

It fine to enjoy partner universities discount and group discount together.

More information and Application:


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/


National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan!

College of Engineering, National Tsing Hua University has begun accepting applications for the Summer Research Program 2020


 Program Dates

Session I: May 11- July 13, 2020

Session II: June 19- August 21, 2020

 All guidelines and instructions could be found from the following page:



 Application deadline

Submit the application no later than January 10, 2020

Apply online: http://eng-en.site.nthu.edu.tw/p/423-1060-1057.php

University of Bern Information for Exchange Students 2019/20


Pls visit http://www.incoming.unibe.ch/ for detailed info.

Deadline : 30th April for Autumn Semester and 30th September for Spring Semester


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.

For details CLICK HERE