Category Archives: Beyond Europe

Canada Memorial Scholarship 2016

To us, it’s about identifying tomorrow’s leaders – individuals with the potential to inspire others with their choices and actions.

“So far, we’ve enabled 30 exceptional individuals – from journalists, professors, scientists and politicians in the making, to visual and creative artists. Every one has gone on to achieve great things and act as an ambassador for a connected Canada and Great Britain.”

Full scholarships are available to British students applying for any year-long postgraduate course with an accredited Canadian further education provider. canada university

The Awards are offered annually for British students or graduates wishing to pursue a postgraduate course at a university or other appropriate institution in Canada.

The Awards, tenable for one year only, will cover airfares, fees, maintenance, accommodations and other allowances.

Candidates applying for courses of more than one year may be required to provide assurances that they have sources of additional funding available to them that will enabled them to complete the course (These awards are not available for study at a doctoral level).

Candidates should be United Kingdom citizens resident within the United Kingdom. They should hold, or expect to hold, a first or upper second-class Honours degree. In addition they should be able to show convincing reasons why they wish to study in Canada.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate leadership and ambassadorial qualities as well as strong academic credentials.

For more information about how to apply, check out the Canada Memorial Foundation website:

Kennedy Scholarships 2016-17

Applications are invited for Kennedy Scholarships to enable British citizens, educated in the UK, to take graduate programmes across the full range of Schools and courses at Harvard and MIT

Kennedy Scholarships comprise full tuition and health insurance fees, a generous stipend for living, a contribution to transatlantic travel and a discretionary grant for vacation travel in the USA. They are part of the British national memorial to President Kennedy and have been awarded annually in competition since 1965 with many former scholars now in leading positions.

Up to 10 awards will be offered for 2016-17.

All applicants must have studied at a UK University or University College. In addition, they may be: studying for a first degree and due to graduate in the academic year 2015-2016, or a graduate of a UK university or university college who has completed a first degree not earlier than 2011 and who will have spent at least 2 of the 7 academic years prior to 01.09.2016 at a UK university or university college.

Awards will not be made to postdoctoral candidates wishing to pursue further research in their own field.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of their chosen programmes and, in addition to their Kennedy Scholarship application, should submit a separate and independent application to their preferred School, meeting all deadlines etc.

A Kennedy Scholarship does not guarantee admission to Harvard or MIT.

Applications must be submitted online at by 23.59 on 28th October 2015.

Contact details for 2 referees must be supplied who will be emailed automatically once an application is submitted.

Full information about the award and how to apply is on the website.

Daiwa Scholarships 2016

The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, following a month of Japanese language tuition in the UK. Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals.

The selected Daiwa Scholars will undertake a month of Japanese language study in the UK during August 2016 before moving to Japan in mid-September 2016 for the remainder of the Scholarship.

No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary. 

You can find a link to the Daiwa Scholarship flyer here. The link to the online application notes and form can be found here. The Foundation is also happy to provide advice about possible applications – please contact

If you are interested in applying you should attend the briefing organised by the Daiwa Foundation in Sheffield on

Wednesday 28 October 2015, 12:00pm
LTE Hicks Building
More info:

The closing date for the 2016 programme will be Thursday 3 December 2015.

International Volunteering Day!

International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to their communities. But what benefits can you get from volunteering? How can it help you after you graduate?

1. Volunteering helps you to connect with othersbigstock_volunteer_group_hands_together_15610862

In an increasingly global marketplace, communication and being able to relate to people from all walks of life is an essential skill, and one that employers value greatly. Volunteering not only helps you to improve communication, but also increases your social and relationship skills.

2. Volunteering is good for your mind and body

It can help to build self-confidence through experiencing new things and communicating with new people, as well as combating depression and signs of anxiety. Self-confidence in challenging situations is another transferable job skill that employers hold in high regard.

3. Volunteering can advance your career

It can provide you with career experience for job sectors that are notoriously hard to get into, as well as skills which you may not have been able to hone in a purely academic environment. This kind of experience is a fantastic advantage over other graduate candidates when applying for jobs after study, and can help to round you out as a person.

You’re not limited to volunteering just in the UK, there are opportunities all over the world to experience something new and to make a difference to a community. For more information, check out the European Youth Portal in the link below:


Study China

This three week programme offers the opportunity to interact with Chinese students, academic staff, local families and businesses, providing profound access to this fascinating country. Throughout the programme you will be immersed in a vibrant campus environment at a leading Chinese University.

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Study India

The intensive three week programme is designed to be applicable to students of all interests and backgrounds. In previous years Study India has had everyone from fashion students to astrophysicists participating.

One of the great strengths of the experience is students’ chance to make friends from universities across the UK and people of an extraordinary diversity of interests and backgrounds.

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