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Saturday, 18 May 2013

e-International Relations Scholarship (Masters Opportunities)

In May Equal Student Exchange (ESE) would like to share information about a scholarship for the benefit of Masters students or students who plan to undertake Masters in International Relations or degrees in a related discipline.
This month’s Scholarship provider is e-International Relations, a leading website for students of international politics. e-IR is maintained by an all-volunteer editorial team.

·         Applicants should be expecting to complete or have already completed an undergraduate degree at first-class level (or equivalent international qualifications1).
·         For applicants with a degree assessed on the GPA system, a minimum of 3.8 out of 4.0 will be required.
·         Applicants must be embarking on - or continuing into a second year of - a taught or research Masters during 2013. No awards will be made for undergraduate or doctoral study.
·         The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of starting their Masters course before receiving the award.
·         Students from any university, nationality or country are invited to apply.

1. Value In 2013, the e-IR scholarship will have a total value of £1700, or approximately US$2500. The scholarship will consist of: £1000 in direct financial assistance; plus, thanks to their generous support, books to the value of:
·         £300 from Hurst Publishers,
·         £150 from Oxford University Press,
·         £150 from Routledge,
·         £100 from Sage.

2. Aims The aim of the scholarship is to assist an international politics student, of excellent academic caliber, to benefit from postgraduate study. It will be awarded to the applicant judged to have the most impressive scholastic attainments to date - and the energy and ambition to use their talents to the fullest in the future.

3. Subjects Courses in International Relations or an associated discipline are eligible. Applicants will have the opportunity to comment on the relevance of their course in a short personal statement submitted as part of the application. 5. Duration of awards The successful applicant will be transferred the full financial contribution of £1000 from e-IR, together with details of how to receive their books. The award is for one year only and is delivered in one installment.

4. Deadline for applications is August 20th 2013.
To apply, email the relevant documents to scholarships@e-ir.info using the subject line ‘Scholarship Application 2013’.

5. Application documents
The following completed documents must be attached:
a. application form (available to download here);
b. a current CV;
c. personal statement (max 500 words - applicants should cover relevant personal and academic achievements to date and explain how the Masters course they have chosen will build on these experiences);
d. official transcript;
e. two sample essays (2,000-3000 words)

If you have any questions, please email scholarships@e-ir.info or refer to the e-International Relations Scholarship Information sheet

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"Equal Student Exchange" (ESE) - non-profit/grassroots community, is a student network made up of students who want to help make international student exchange a more equal process. We hope to do this by assisting students from developing countries gain access to information and opportunities about studying/vocational experience overseas. Our audience is primarily students who want to study/travel overseas. The information we provide may include advice about: *International Universities, *Costs and fees (travel/living/study), *Procedures for obtaining Visas, *Possible support through scholarships and grants, *General tourism information, *Other study overseas opportunities Programs and conferences overseas. *international conferences Benefits and Opportunities: This is an opportunity to bring local and international students together, make new friends and give students from developing countries the same opportunities that are enjoyed by students from advanced developed countries. The group also encourages international students to contribute back to the university and community which is hosting them.