Tuesday, 31 January 2012

2012 Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students: Graduate Programs

The National Institute for International Education (NIIED) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Studies. I'm also under the same scholarship.This scholarship is said to be the most prestigious scholarship in Korea for foreigners so why don't you give it a try!
Duration of the Scholarship
  • Master’s (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2015) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs of Master’s
  • Doctoral (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2016) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of Doctoral
  • Monthly Allowance : 900,000 won (KRW) per month.
  • Research Allowance : 210,000 won for scholars in the humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences, per semester.
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance : 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : Full coverage
  • Tuition : All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university). The tuition is paid by NIIED.
  • Dissertation Printing Costs : 500,000 ~ 800,000 won, depending on the actual costs.
  • Medical Insurance : 20,000 won per month will be provided (limited coverage).
  • Special funding for scholars who are proficient in the Korean language (TOPIK Level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month (commencing from the degree program)
  1. The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenship.
  2. Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for an extended period of time.
  3. Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2012 (born after Sep. 1st, 1972).
  4. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Masters degree as of September 1, 2012.
  5. Applicants must maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution.
  6. Applicants who have Korean proficiency or English proficiency may be given preference.
  7. Applicants who apply for natural science and technology program may be given preference.
For detailed guidelines please download the links below.

Monday, 30 January 2012

2012-2013 Norwegian Government Quota Scheme for Students from Developing Countries, Norway

မိမိနားလည္သေလာက္ေတာ့ လက္ရွိ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ အတြင္း တကၠသိုလ္ တစ္ခုခု မွာ Bachelor, Master or Ph.D Course တက္ေရာက္ေနေသာ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသား ေက်ာင္းသူေက်ာင္းသား မ်ား ယခုစေကာ္လားရွစ္ရႏိုင္ရန္ ပိုမို အခြင့္အလမ္းသာပုံရပါသည္။ အေသးစိတ္ကို တာ၀န္ရွိ စေကာ္လာ ေကာ္မတီ မွ ပုဂိၢဳလ္မ်ားနွင့္ ေမးျမန္းေဆြးေႏြးၿပီး ေလွ်ာက္ထားၾကေစလိုပါသည္။
လူသိနည္းသည့္ အျပင္ ဥေရာပႏိုင္ငံ မ်ား  ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအတြက္ တံခါးဖြင့္လာေသာ အခ်ိန္ျဖစ္သျဖင့္ .. ျမန္မာေက်ာင္းသူေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား အေနျဖင့္ ရႏိုင္ရန္ အခြင့္ အေရး ေကာင္းမ်ားပိုင္ဆိုင္ထားပါေၾကာင္း သတင္းေကာငး္ပါးအပ္ပါသည္ခင္ဗ်ာ။

Major: Courses offered by the Quota Scheme

Available Course: Master’s, Ph.D, Professional, Bachelor’s degrees

Funder: Norwegian Government
  1.  As a student, you must apply directly from your home country.
  2. You must have stayed at least one year in your home country directly prior to the planned course of study at the Norwegian university /university college.
  3.  Students usually apply for degree programmes that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country or for courses which can be a joint part of a degree programme in their home country (joint degree or sandwich programmes).
  4.  Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.
  5.  All candidates should typically have the following basic qualifications:
  6. Secondary school certificates
  7. Minimum two years of higher education from their home country

Scholarship is Opened for Students of Developing Countries

Scholarship Description: The main objective of the Quota Scheme is to contribute to capacity building through education that will benefit the home country of the students when they return. The Quota Scheme is also intended to strengthen relations between Norway and the selected countries and thus contribute to internationalisation at Norwegian institutions of higher education. Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme. The institutions involved are allocated a certain number of students under the programme each year. The scheme normally includes courses at Master’s and Ph.D. level in addition to certain professional/Bachelor’s degrees. Most of the Norwegian institutions offer courses and educational programmes in English.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 3 March 2012


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Masters and PhD Scholarships at Mobile Computing Lab at Chosun University, South Korea

Major:Mobile Computing Lab

Course Level:PhD and Masters


For Ph.D. applicants: Good M.S., preferably in Computer/ Communications Engineering or related areas (good B.S. for those applying for the M.S. or integrated M.S.–Ph.D. applicants): cumulative GPA/marks/score of 80% or higher •Good background in wireless networks •Good programming skills in C/C++ •Good English language skills (written and oral): TOEFL PBT 550, CBT 210, IBT 80, IELTS 6, TEPS 550 or higher if your mother tongue is not English •Good ability to cooperate with others in a multicultural environment •Good ability for highly motivated independent research

Scholarship Description: The Mobile Computing Lab is seeking for skillful, hard working and creative candidates with good credentials to join our dynamic international team as Ph.D. or Master Students within the area of wireless networks or related fields (including wireless local area networks, mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks and cognitive radio networks).

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 17, 2012

Direct Link >>> http://eng.chosun.ac.kr/ 

Monday, 23 January 2012


"Documenting threats to the rivers of Southeast Asia: Looking through the journalists’ lens"

Greetings from the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)!

We are now accepting applications to our 2012 Journalism Fellowship Programme. The programme, now in its 11th year, is open to nationals of Southeast Asian countries who are interested in exploring and producing in-depth stories on cross-border or regional issues on the theme of environmental protection, focusing on the rivers of Southeast Asia and the lives that depend on them.

SEAPA is a regional network of free expression groups campaigning for genuine press freedom in Southeast Asia. Established in Bangkok in November 1998, it aims to unite independent journalists’ and press-related organizations in the region into a force for advocacy and mutual protection.

Our program is unique as it is specially designed for the needs of journalists in the region – for journalists from Southeast Asia, with themes and field assignments within the region. Be part of the group that will have the opportunity to spend up to three weeks in another country in the region to explore the stories you want.
We look forward to you joining the community of 100 fellows who have joined our program since 2002!

Gayathry Venkiteswaran
Executive Director
Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should be working journalists from Southeast Asian countries (see below) with at least 5 years experience in writing for print, broadcast or online media, either as staff or freelance writers:

1. Brunei
2. Burma
3. Cambodia
4. Indonesia
5. Laos
6. Malaysia
7. Philippines
8. Singapore
9. Thailand
10. Timor Lorosae
11. Vietnam

Applicants must demonstrate experience writing in-depth stories on social, political or economic issues in their countries. (Submit at least 2 samples)

Deadline: All application forms and supporting documents must reach SEAPA office via email or post before 17:00 p.m., 31st March 2012. Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants who have demonstrated interest in social, political, economic, environment, investigative journalism will have an advantage.
Women are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants must submit 2 samples of their articles from the last 6 months. For articles written in other languages than English, kindly submit a translated version in English. Please submit your sample work together with the application forms.

All program content and communication will be conducted in English in order to facilitate discussions and sharing as best as possible.

Applications will be rejected if (any of the following) occurred: 

1. Late submission
2. Incomplete application form
3. Story proposal not in line with the theme
4. Work plan not submitted
5. References not provided
Applicants will be reviewed on these criteria:

1. Meet eligibility criteria (see above)
2. Relevance to the theme
3. Strong story proposal
4. Good personal statement
5. Practicability of the story idea/work plan


YOUNG LEADERS FOR INDONESIA KAMPUS opening new application for high performing and students’ leaders to participate in 2012 Program!
looking for exceptional 3rd or 4th students with the following attributes:
  •  Outstanding academic credentials (cumulative GPA should be greater than 3.30/4.00)
  •  Outstanding leadership skills as evidenced by significant role and contribution in extra-curricular acti...vities
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills
  •  Fluency in English (for day-to-day oral and written communication)
  •  High energy and a clear passion for having impact on a national scale for Indonesia

If you’re interested to apply, please email your CV and essay of your leadership roles and experience (max. 500 words in English) to YLI_VTR@mckinsey.com with subject YLI Kampus Wave 4–Your Name & University before February 29, 2012. Selected applicants will receive invitation to join the program.
For application, please download CV template available at http://www.mckinsey.com/locations/southeastasia/applicationprocess/ 
See more
McKinsey & Company - Southeast Asia Complex - Application Process
Application Process – Bangkok - Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur - Manila - Singapore
McKinsey is always interested to hear from talented young people considering a career in consulting.

We have a globally centralized application process. If you are interested in applying for a position with any of the five Southeast Asia offices, we strongly prefer you to apply online. You can apply either for a general consulting role (such as a business analyst or associate) or for a specific position listed in our current opportunities. The online application process should take about 15 minutes. Your application will be routed to one of our recruiting team members. Applying online will help us process your application more quickly and will immediately give your application exposure to every one of our recruiters worldwide. Someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

For further details about our application process please review the information in this section.

Thank you for your interest in our Southeast Asia Complex

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Multiple Vacancies Announcement - Parami Energy Group of Companies

PARAMI ENERGY GROUP OF COMPANIES is currently looking for qualified and motivated candidates to fill the following position. We offer competitive packages and respectful working environment for high caliber people.  Applicants should possess the high sense of professionalism, ethical values, trustworthiness and willingness to make a long term commitment. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated that he/she possesses outstanding potential to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of Myanmar.

Compliance Officer                       Male/Female(1) post
  • Bachelor degree in Law, Master Degree is more preferable
  • At least 10 years of advocacy experience in corporate and commercial issues
  • Must be able to evaluate legal compliance issues concern with the organization
  • Must be able to develop compliance activities to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct within or outside the organization, identify potential areas of legal and compliance vulnerability and risk, and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues.
Finance Manager                             Male/Female(1) post
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Commerce plus Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • At least 7 to 10 years of experience
  • Ability to monitor, interpret and provide financial information, cash flows and predict future trends
  • Develop financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risks
  • Liaise with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out
Financial Analyst                          Male/Female(1) post
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics or Economics
  • Graduated from overseas will be an advantage
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience with a bank or other financial institution with direct interaction with superior level
  • Proficient in interpreting financial results and business indicators to identify and analyze trends
  • Superior Excel modeling skills and ability to develop, understand and modify various financial models
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
HR Manager                             Male/Female(1) post
  • Any graduate, more preferable MBA degree or  DMA diploma holder
  • Must have minimum (5) years work experience in related job.
  • Ability to understand the principle of employment practice and labor law
  • Demonstrable experience in Microsoft Office, especially Access and Excel
  • Leadership skill & planning; management of budgets; management of resources monitoring; reporting; communication; networking& Competency of self management
  • Effective spoken and written English
Project Director                                             Male(1) post
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree, preferably in the civil, environmental or geotechnical discipline.
  • At least 10 years experience of project management in construction.
  • Good understanding of federal government planning and reporting processes and authority-granting mechanisms
  • Excellent ability to make risk-based decisions under high pressure and potentially with limited information
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Comfortable designing and delivering presentations to large public groups, giving media interviews and attending functions as an ambassador of the project.
Project Manager                                             Male(1) post
  • B.E (Civil) and MBA from a reputed institute/ university preferred
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience in Oil & Gas related construction projects.
  • Plan, manage, track and report on construction budget throughout project life cycle
  • Prepare and present project progress reports to both clients and senior management
  • Manage all project issues, risks and dependencies
  • Must be able to stay in project sites
Construction Manager                                      Male(1) post
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree
  • At least 5 years experience in construction site or related field
  • Overall responsible and in-charge of individual project
  • Liaison with client’s representatives, sub contractors and authorities
  • Develop and maintain safe and healthy working place
  • Must be able to travel to any location in Myanmar at any time and stay in Project Areas
  • Must be able to liaise with local authorities if necessary
Project Engineer                                             Male(1) post
  • Any Bachelor Degree in Engineering
  • At least 3 years experience in related fields
  • AutoCAD highly desirable.
  • Licensed Engineer is preferred
  • Preparation of Project engineering schedules and forecasts
  • Monthly project status reports and change orders
  • Must be able to travel to and stay at project areas if necessary
Billing Engineer                                                  Male(1) post
  • Any Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent related diploma holders
  • At least 2 years experience in related field
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Capable of preparing high quality reports to management team.
  • Must be able to stay in project sites
Business Analyst                                                       Male(1) post
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Master’s Degree is more preferable OR the equivalent combination of related training, proficiency and experience
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience in related fields or the equivalent and validated proficiencies
  • Strong  communication skills and good project management skills to be able to create a plan of action for improvements
  • Must be able to review a client’s needs, identify realistic improvements, present recommendations to the management team and work with employees to implement the changes
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of information technology
  • Must be able to travel company’s other work sites
Business Coordinator                      Male/Female(1) post
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 3 years experience in related field
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups and multiple priorities
  • Proficiency in the use of MS word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Must be able to read, interpret and  execute general documentation
  • Proficiency in Chinese 4 Skills
Senior Economist            Male/Female(1)post
  • Bachelor’s Degree in economics, resource economics, or closely related field at minimum 3 years experience
  • Strong analyze and access economic research and economic arguments presented by stakeholders and contractors
  • Must be able to conduct economic analysis relevant to operational and policy issues
Liaison Officer                                   Male/Female (1) post
  • Must be MBA or relevant degree holder
  • Minimum (10) years experience in coordination of Government organization and commercial sectors
  • Responsible for ensuring communication and cooperation between business entities, governmental organizations and NGO fields
  • Must be able to coordinate the multiple function of task in effective manner
Lawyer                                       Male/Female (1) post
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law and preferable Master Degree in Business law
  • Ability to give legal advice, review business documents and negotiate contracts and other business agreements
  • Must have legal background and expertise especially in business law and company law
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill
Editor                                       Male/Female(1) post
  • Bachelor’s degree in English or journalism. Equivalent related diploma holders are acceptable.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in related field and information media
  • Overseeing artwork, design, and photography for the feature section of the company’s articles
  • Proofreading all pages before going to press
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
Risk Assessment Manager                      Male/Female(1) post
  • Able to mitigate the risk management
  • Determine the risk-bearing capacity and arrange self-insurance portfolio risk management strategy including the cost of retention.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and across business units and departments
  • Have a strong presence and can interact effectively with management level
How to apply:
Interested applicants are requested to send detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae along with 1 non-returnable photograph within 2 weeks to # 14-02, Sakura Tower, Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon, Myanmar.  Tel: (95 1) 255104, 255106.
Email: recruitment@parami.biz. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Parami Energy Website's Address : http://www.parami.biz/

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Seoul National University Scholarship Fall 2012: IT Related Fields (Grad School)

Attention: this scholarship is ONLY for - IT related government officials or Senior-level researchers at National Research Centers working in the IT related fields

This blog administration team cannot find the direct link for this scholarship. Therefore, any applicant MUST contact following person as a First Step to prepare the application and request required information and documents from her.

Contact Details of Coordinator
Ms. Yeojin Lee, Coordinator
International IT Policy Program(ITPP)
Seoul National UniversitY
E-Mail: itpp@snu.ac.kr / Tel:. +82-2-88O-914O

Here's the information:

ITPP Selection of Students for 2O12 Fall

ITPP, sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy, offers a customized master's and doctoral degree program for government officials, employees of public institutions or senior-level researchers at national research centers working in the IT fields of foreign countries. All the students will receive scholarships, up to 2 years for master's students and up to 3 years for doctorate students.

Qualifications of Applicants
  1. IT related government officials or Senior-level researchers at National Research Centers working in the IT related fields.
  2. A Bachelor's or Master's degree in the IT- related area (an applicant for Ph.D should hold Master's degree, Master's should hold Bachelor's degree)

Financial Support
  • Tuition fees (Master's Degree: up to 2 years/ Doctorate: up to 3 years)
  • Airfare (One way, Economy class)
  • Living cost (1,5OO,OOO Korean won* per month)
  • Initial moving and re-location expenses and medical insurance
* 1,14O Korean won : (approximately) 1.00 US dollar (as of Jan 2012).
Admissions Time line
  • Application deadline: February 21(Tue), 2012
  • Interviews (TBA)
  • Announcement of Admissions Decision: April 2O(Fri), 2012
  • Registration: August 2012 (TBA) / Start of the semester: September 2O12