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Objavljeno: Srijeda, 29.12.2010.

Rok za prijavu: Ponedjeljak, 24.01.2011.

Nivo obrazovanja: II ciklus (Master)

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Open Society Foundations/Staffordshire University Scholarships

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The Open Society Foundations and Staffordshire University Faculty of Business & Law jointly invite applications from university graduates with outstanding academic qualifications for scholarships for the MSc in the Economics for Business Analysis program at Staffordshire. The aim of this program is to assist capacity building in the region by speeding up the training of professional economists needed in the transition to a democratic market economy. The program enables young university graduates to pursue postgraduate studies in economics in the United Kingdom with a view to returning to and working in the region after completing the program.

The program consists of two parts: an intensive MSc preliminary course (mid-July 2011 to mid-September 2011) followed by the main master's program (September 2011 to August 2012). The preliminary course consists of four intensive modules (macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and English for Academic Purposes) to ensure that all candidates have the necessary experience and knowledge of the subject. The second part, the main MSc course, consists of two semesters of coursework (with four modules in each semester) and a dissertation written under the supervision of a member of staff.

For further details of the program, see the MSc program website at www.staffs.ac.uk/study_here/courses/economics-for-business-analysis-tcm4213219.jsp.

Scholarships are granted for a period of up to 13 months, subject to satisfactory progress of the candidates.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

- be nationals of and normally resident in one of the following countries/regions:
  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, or Montenegro during the academic year in which they
  apply for the award.  Applicants who are temporarily out of the country for a total period of less than
  three consecutive months may be treated as being resident;
- have obtained a first degree (the equivalent of a BA degree) with good grades in economics or
  related disciplines by the end of April 2011;
- display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
- be able to demonstrate their knowledge of English by passing a TOEFL (ITP) or IELTS test
  at an appropriate level by the time interviews are held for these scholarships,
  or by other means (such as having completed an academic program in English at another institution,
  or having obtained a satisfactory mark in one of the above-mentioned tests at a date no earlier than January 2010);

Preference will be given to applicants who:

- are likely to make a significant contribution to the economic development of their country;
- have not previously studied outside their home country.

Please note that if you have applied, or are applying, for other grants, fellowships or scholarships with the Open Society Foundations you should alert us to this in your application.  While you may apply for more than one program simultaneously, you can be awarded only one Open Society Foundations scholarship or grant for a given period.

Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of the Educational Advising Centers or local Open Society Foundations representations directly involved in the Open Society Scholarship Programs administration in the region and the participating universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards.

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the joint Open Society Foundations  - Staffordshire University application form and submit it together with a number of additional documents to the local scholarship coordinator in your home country (contact details are listed below) . Application forms may be obtained from the local Educational Advising Centers in Podgorica, Prishtina, Sarajevo, and Skopje or from Jenny Herbert, International Links Administrator at Staffordshire University, Faculty of Business & Law (see addresses below). The electronic version of the application form is also available on the MSc program website.

Application documents may be either typed or hand-written in dark ink. Copies (not originals) of university diplomas and transcripts (list of subjects studied and the marks or grades obtained) must be enclosed with the application. English translation of documents is not necessary at this stage. If candidates are accepted, they will subsequently be required to present the original documents with official translations for verification when they first arrive at Staffordshire University.

Applicants are requested not to use any staples on their applications and documents.

Application forms and all supporting documents must be delivered to the local Educational Advising Center office or the university. Applicants are required to submit two copies of the application package: one original and one photocopy of the entire application package.

Deadline

The deadline for applications for the academic year 2011-12 is January 24,  2011.

Selection Procedure

All applications will be sent to Staffordshire University Faculty of Business & Law by the local Educational Advising Center . A selection committee will prepare a short list of applicants. Short-listed candidates will be notified by the second week of March 2011 and invited to take an English language test. The language tests will be conducted in the second half of March 2011 at the local Educational Advising Centers. Candidates who pass the English language test will be invited for interviews, which will be arranged in late April/early May 2011.

The final decision will be made after the completion of all interviews. It is expected that applicants will be informed of the decision by the end of May 2011. Successful applicants are expected to arrive in Stoke-on-Trent by mid-July 2011.

Please note that Open Society Foundations and Staffordshire University do not accept responsibility for applications that may be lost in the post. The selection committee will consider only those applications it has received. Decisions of the selection committee are final.

Staffordshire University

Further information on Staffordshire University and the Faculty of Business and Law may be obtained by visiting the university's website at www.staffs.ac.uk/ and the Business School's homepage at www.staffs.ac.uk/schools/business.

Candidates may also contact:

Jenny Herbert
International Links Administrator
Staffordshire University
Faculty of Business & Law
Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST4 2DF
U.K.
Tel.:44-1782-294065
Fax: 0044-1782-294340
Email: [email protected]

Contact Information

For further details and an application, applicants should contact the appropriate scholarship program coordinator at the representative office of Open Society Foundations in their home country
 

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