2016 CNRD Scholarships For Masters Students To Study Abroad

2016 CNRD Scholarships For Masters Students To Study Abroad

CNRD Scholarships aspires the creation of a worldwide network of postgraduate courses related to NRM and development with an interdisciplinary and intercultural orientation.

‣ To reach this objective a list of activities will be carried out, starting with CNRD semester scholarships for master’s students and full scholarships for PhD candidates.

All partner universities involved in CNRD will bring in at least one already existing Master Program.

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‣ To support the exchange of students CNRD offers financial support for Master students who want to carry out their field research abroad or who want to join one of the other CNRD Master Programs for one semester.

‣ CNRD Scholarships can sponsor a stay of 4-6 months at any CNRD partner university. (MSc Scholarships)

School(Institutions/ Country): Masters scholarships will be tenable at CUAS/ITT or at another CNRD partner university (field research will be carried out in abroad).

Level: Master  Degree

Field(s): SCNRD Scholarships  are awarded for postgraduate courses related to NRM and development with an interdisciplinary and intercultural orientation. The CNRD network offers a PhD program on topics related to MDG 7.

Deadline: March 1, 2016.

Funded By: The Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): CNRD Scholarships are targeted for students of developing country (Albania, Cook Islands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fiji, Kosovo, Egypt, Anguilla, Iraq, Kiribati, Macedonia, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Rep. Libya, Belize, Yemen, Micronesia, Montenegro, Morocco ,Costa Rica, Jordan, Nauru ,Serbia, Tunisia, Dominica, Lebanon, Niue, Turkey, Dominican. Republic Palestinian, Territories Palau, Ukraine, El Salvador, Syria, Papua New Guinea, Belarus, Grenada, Solomon Islands, Angola, Guatemala, Samoa, Equatorial, Guinea, Haiti, Tokelau, Ethiopia, Honduras, Afghanistan, Tonga, Benin, Jamaica, Armenia, Tuvalu, Botswana, Cuba,


Admission requirements for CNRD scholarships for MSc candidates:

  • Students and researchers should belong to CNRD network universities
  • Research needs to fit into CNRD topics and objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency:
    TOEFL of at least 550 (computerized version: 213, internet based version: 79) or IELTS level 6 or a similar test proving language skills)

M.Sc. scholarship grant per month for short term exchange

  • South-North: € 750.00 (4-6 months for DAC country citizens)
  • South-South and North-South: M.Sc. € 400.00 (max. 3 months for Germans)

M.Sc. scholarship grant per month for long term exchange (max 2 years; only South-North and South-South): € 400-750

Lecturer exchange

CNRD supports the exchange of lecturers between CNRD partner universities. The guest lectures should contribute to the curricular content of the CNRD network universities. Lecturer stays of varying duration can be combined with either curriculum or learning unit development or CNRD-related research activities such as preparing papers or proposals or joint supervision of Master’s students.

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Next application deadline for lecturer exchange: April 1st, 2016
For exchange stays between May 15 and October 31, please contact: Alexandra Nauditt

Application form for lecturer exchange

Selection Criteria:

‣ The selection bases on the quality of the candidates, i.e. outstanding achievements in terms of grades.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ The following documents must be submitted:

  • completed and signed application form in English;
  • document proving the higher education entrance qualification (Bachelor degree for MSc scholarship, Master degree .), in English or German,
  • curriculum vitae (in tabular form) in English;
TOEFL iBT 79 points, IELTS band 6 or equivalent. If an applicant’s first language is English or his/her studies at the university level have been conducted wholly in the medium of English (written proof from the University is required) he/she is exempted from providing an English language proficiency test. TOEFL iBT of 59 might be accepted for MSc applicants for Master programs where English proficiency is no admission criteria;
Applicants for exchange semester scholarship: Signed Learning Agreement which is a list of courses you want to study abroad (available at CNRD webpage and CNRD coordinator in respective country);
  • Applicants for master thesis field research scholarship: description of the topic of your master thesis in English (min. 2 pages, including time schedule); letter of invitation by professor of your university of destination
  • letters of recommendation by university teacher(s) of your university of origin;
  • Copies of references from professional work and qualifications:
-Current certificate of matriculation

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 01 March 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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