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A Very, VERY, special edi on of the HAS newsle er!

14 great upcoming governmental scholarships

ATLANTIS is here!!!

Bourses d’excellence de la Confédération suisse pour chercheurs et artistes étrangers pour l'année académique 2013-2014

It is with great pleasure that we announce that one of the most important

Date limite: Octobre 31

sections of our website (Atlantis) is ready and NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Source: Commission fédérale des bourses pour étudiants étrangers (CFBE), la Confédération suisse Annee annual

academique:

Pays: Suisse

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Massey University Masterate Scholarships Deadline: 01/10

01/07

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Funding Source: Massey University Academic Year: Annual Host

Country:

New-Zealand Degree Targeted: Master Read More

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Developing Countries Deadline: It varies from October to January. Funding European Union

Did you know that according to UNESCO, African students are the most mobile students in world? I personally was stunned when this piece of information was brought to my attention. Can you imagine? Compared to students from other

Source:

Country of Study: European Countries Degree Targeted: Master, PhD

continents, African students beat the record as far as going abroad for studies is concerned. It took many months of effort to finally be able to add a study abroad section to the already huge database of HAS, a section which,

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faithful to our philosophy, provides an abundance of advice and tips. These include all sorts of dos and especially DONTs that can save you from missing out on your chance to make it big if you get the opportunity to go abroad for a better education.

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NFP Fellowships for PhD studies Deadline: October 2 Funding Source: Dutch government

Our study abroad section comes as a nice supplement to one of our most popular sections: the scholarships for African students search engine. Now, not only can you search for funding to enable you to go abroad, you can access a wealth of priceless information on how to best go about this process.

Country of Netherlands

Study:

Degree Targeted: PhD

What did we do? Yes, African students travel a great deal and tend to prefer a set of specific countries as study abroad destinations. What we did was gather a range of information regarding the countries African students tend to select as their study abroad destinations. Info such as: ·

Why a given nation is a favorite destination for international students

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Details about the university system in the nation

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Details about spoken languages in the nation

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Details about tuition costs for vocational and non vocational programs

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Details about living costs

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Details about applying for a student visa

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Etc…

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NFP fellowships for short courses Deadline: (Annual)

May

1,

Funding Source: Dutch government Country of Netherlands

Study:

Degree Targeted: Dutch diploma and certificate

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Scholarships for Artists and Architects: Study Scholarships Deadline: October 15 Funding Source: German government Country Germany

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Study:

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Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders Deadline: October 1 for stays as of February of the following year, and April 1 for stays as of August.

Need help navigating this section of our website? Let us present this section of our website. How is this section of the website organized? – You will love this – its layout is extremely simple and intuitive.

Funding Source: German government Country of Study: Germany Degree Targeted: PhD

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DAAD Research grants to run for 1 month up to 6 months Deadline: October 15

International students who set sail every year to the West fall under 2 categories – (1) those capable of supporting themselves and (2) the rest of us! i.e., those who require a scholarship - Two separate worlds with completely different needs.

Funding Source: German government Country Germany

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Study:

Degree Targeted: PhD

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Grants in accordance with

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the DAAD Sandwich Model Deadline: October 15 Funding Source: German government Country Germany

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Study:

Degree Targeted: PhD

Our study abroad section was designed to address the needs of both groups - its design is so user-friendly a child could find his way! The Atlantis site is structured in the following way: 1. 2.

One homepage linking to...

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Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists Research grants to run for more than 6 months Deadline: October 15

Two huge guides – that’s it. These guides, each of which address the specific needs of its respective category of students, in turn link to an array of informational articles.

Funding Source: German government Country Germany

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Study:

Degree Targeted: PhD

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Human Rights Scholarhips (HRS) Deadline: October 31 Funding Source: Australian government Country Australia

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Study:

Degree Targeted: Graduate research degree (Master, PhD)

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Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) Deadline: October 31 Funding Source: Australian government Country Australia

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Study:

Degree Targeted: Graduate research degree (Master, PhD)

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Bourses Postdoctorales Banting Date Limite: 2 Novembre (chaque année)

For those who are capable of supporting themselves and are ready to make that huge investment

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How to go about securing returns on my study abroad investment

For those who have the desire and abilities but do not have financial means

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How to go about securing the funds I need to make my study abroad dream come true

Organisme Donateur: Les bourses sont administrées par les trois organismes qui subventionnent la recherche au Canada : les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie et le Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines.

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Pays de recherche: Canada

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How to go about avoiding costly mistakes

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How to find the best funding opportunities for someone with my profile

Diplôme visé: Post-doc

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Switzerland Scholarships for International Students Deadline: The application deadline falls between the end of October and early November, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.

We provide state-of-the-art-study abroad consulting here – this service, FREE of charge in some cases (USA and UK)

Funding Source: Swiss government Country of Study: Switzerland Degree Targeted: Bachelor, Master

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If African students travel more than any other nationality, and going abroad is a good educational investment, then why hasn't Africa's standard of living drastically increased? You’re reading this because you are considering going abroad. Are you sure you have the right mindset? Africans travel the most, yes, but how many truly become successful afterwards?

Upcoming Research grants opportunities for African scientists

Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi Deadline:October 2 Funding Source: Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) via NWO

Compared to people from other nationalities, such as the Chinese, Indians etc… it appears not many.

Country of Research:Netherlands

Are we less intelligent than people of other nationalities? NO, NO.

In fact, some of the brightest minds of this planet are from African descent. Africans are smart; there is no doubt about Target: Research grant that. In fact, there is something about having been brought up in extreme poverty that tends to sharpen the mind. So what is the problem? I believe it can be explained in two words: our mindset!!! – We tend to give the human mind less credit than it deserves. Do you know that experts agree that unconsciously we can program our mind to lead us to success or failure?

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The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship

What does this mean in plain English? Deadline: September 10

If deep down inside you believe you will succeed, your mind will drive your actions and lead you to set goals which

Grant Year: Annual

consistently WILL lead you to success. It is all about GOALS!!!

Funding Source: The United States Institution of Peace

HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO STUDIES ABROAD? Experience has shown that when it comes to going abroad, our mindset as Africans stands out!

Host Country: USA Target: Research Researchers

Grant

for

Senior

People of other nationalities usually go abroad to "become somebody." They go abroad with the following goals: finding a place in one of the best, most in-demand programs in their field of studies and landing the best job afterwards.What’s the dominant mindset in Africa? More often than not, here is the thinking of process of African candidates for studying abroad: 3 steps and one resolution. (Step 1) save the money; (step 2) secure an admission into ANY program (rarely matters which one); and (step 3) get into that plane and (the resolution) NEVER SET FOOT IN AFRICA again, no matter what it takes. Becoming somebody, doing something to help the community back home—these goals rarely come to mind. As discussed below, what many fail to see is that this way of thinking predisposes them to troubles abroad. You cannot sow corn and harvest peanuts!!!

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TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences Deadline: August 31 Funding Swedish

Source: The International

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Development Cooperation Agency and the Italian Government

If you are considering going abroad, follow the advice below- you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Nothing will fall into your lap simply because you managed to make it overseas; those who truly succeed afterwards are those who arrived there thoroughly prepared!

Grant Year: 2012 Target: Grants for scientists

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Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vici

So, avoid the senseless mistake African students sailing to the West commit year in and year out: that of travelling for

Deadline: Closing date for submitting preliminary proposals is 29 March

the sake of travelling. What do we mean by that? There is a trend which is taking Africa by storm: students (or their families) saving up money and fighting to secure a student visa, then, as is customary, clearly stating during the visa interview that they will be returning home after completion of study + post study job/training. In fact, they have no

Closing date for submitting full proposals based on the preliminary proposals is 28 August

intention whatsoever of ever doing that – this is a mistake (more on this below)

Who would you rather become? 1.

2.

A top executive, a successful businessman/woman, a world class educator, etc, OR

Funding Source: Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) via NWO. Country of Research:Netherlands

Someone hiding under a rock somewhere out there?

Target: Research Grant

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Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize Deadline: 2012

August

31

Funding Source: The German Ministry of Education and Research Target: Scientific Prize

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It is not possible to choose a defeatist attitude from the start and have something great come from it! Let’s continue!

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

– The only valid reason for African students to take off for the West is to secure those unique educational tools offered

Deadline: August 31

only abroad and which will position them to become the best in their field.

Funding Source: Australian Government

If you ask me, when someone’s mindset is wrong right from the start, what good can come from their

Country Australia

studies? I can tell you right now, NONE – it doesn’t matter how outstanding the program is. Why is this the case? Because their studies will become only a secondary concern; our brains only have so much space, and there are only 24 hours in a day. You will not be able to focus on succeeding in your education when your mind is geared toward questions like – how do I go about making sure that I can remain in this country indefinitely, regardless of the terms of my visa? What type of schemes, developed by those who faced the same situation in the past, are already up and running? Etc….

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Degree Targeted: Graduate research (Master, PhD)

Study:

degree

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The Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG) Deadline: 18 September 2012 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

So is what we hear on the street wrong?

Funding Source: Marie Curie Actions (European Union) Host Country: European

On the street we hear things like, “the minute you set foot abroad, even if your job is washing cars, babysitting or doing any other low-class job, or even the 'oldest profession in the world,' or maybe something more sinister, your life will still be better than it was in Africa." Is this a lie? Well, it is partly true—assuming that the law does not catch up with

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Countries Target: Research Grant

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you, and you are willing to violate all your moral standards to survive. But have you ever stopped to think that maybe something BETTER could be in store for you? - Something definitely within your reach?

Other nice opportunities this month FOR 100s of scholarships - CLICK HERE

Our advice? Before getting onto that plane, please make sure you have planned everything carefully (career-wise, program-wise etc…) ahead of time. Please keep in mind that the right objectives for heading abroad include working to become the best in your field, and do your utmost to take advantage of the tools and opportunities that will come your way. You will also need to work a little bit before heading home after you complete your studies (highly recommended) – take this into account as you make plans during the first months after your arrival. Keep your eyes on succeeding and not on disappearing from the surface of the earth (after all, something or someone might catch up with you sooner than you think) - that is the way.

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Someone who goes abroad with the “I will never set foot in Africa no matter what it takes" mindset is lost to Africa and its populations Someone who goes abroad to succeed through education may one day with God's help make a difference in the lives of their fellow Africans

Click here to discover Atlantis.

OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES Joblessness after Graduation Series- Tips to reduce the chances of this happening to you.

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Truth be told, there are thousands of African students heading towards joblessness after graduation as we speak - The good news is, in most cases, something can still be done - Providing advice is the aim of our "joblessness after graduation series". As we mentioned over and over during the past year, a single piece of information you stumble upon can mark the difference between you succeeding or failing in life. Information is vital. Let's talk fields of study this year! How much do you know about your field of study/neighboring fields? What are the job opportunities for someone with your profile? Have you ever wondered if a neighboring field of study would offer you better job opportunities? Would you like some advice? Would you like to hear from those who have gone before you and managed to be successful in their career? IF your answer is YES, you will love our upcoming newsletter series. As we mentioned in our previous edition, starting this month, edition after edition, we will be going over various fields of study and providing advice to students.

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This month, let's finish with what we started in our previous newsletter edition: career opportunities in the field of law. Whether or not you are a law student this concerns you would be amazed at how interconnected fields of study are. Please join us in expressing our sincere gratitude to Pastor John Olusola Baiyeshea. Dearest Pastor Baiyeshea, we want to thank you for taking some time out of your very, very busy schedule to reach out to African students. Because a single piece of information a student stumbles upon can mark the difference between him/her succeeding or not in this life you can understand how invaluable sharing your experience and views on the topic “Law Studies in Africa” is. Instances such as this one are rare, so we want to thank you again.

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OK..............Let's give the floor to our interviewers, Ms. Fisayo Aransiola and Fela Bright:

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Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

A: My name is John Olusola Baiyeshea. By title, I am a pastor. By rank, I am a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. 2.

Q: What is your highest qualification?

A: I have three postgraduate qualifications, in the following order: Master of Law, Master of Philosophy of Law, and Master of Divinity in Theology. 3.

Q: How long have you been in this field? th

A: This is my 30 year. I was called to the Bar in July 1982. I graduated from the University in 1981. 4.

Q: What do you do?

A: I practice law generally: civil, criminal, commercial, litigation, land, labour, human rights issues, family law, etc, etc. 5.

Q: What link does your title as a pastor have with law?

A: Those are two separate vocations. Law is my profession; divinity is a calling. I have a calling as a pastor, and I had to properly train to be a pastor. God helps me to blend the two together. Religion has to do with what God teaches and also the civilized standard of human behaviour. Also in law, the rules and laws are in place to make people in the world live in an orderly manner - that we don’t live in a banana republic where everybody does what he likes. Then again, God sets standards from the word "Go." When the children of Israel were going through the exodus (when they left Egypt), God started prescribing the law to them. He knew that they would have to live under authority. He gave them the first commandments. Those are a set of rules and laws within the human society for people of God to obey God and live in an orderly and peaceful manner. And so, the law that we practice also took its root from God’s law and developed. When we talk of fundamental human rights (HR) principles, the Bible is replete with fundamental HR principles. A good example was when the Apostle Paul was facing trial and argued his case. He said, “Can a Roman citizen be condemned without being heard?” He was asking fundamental issues of law on fair hearing which we have developed in constitutions and all other documents. There is a way God helps me to blend both together and find help. Actually, the two are not mutually exclusive, they are mutually complementary. So for me, it is a good position and an advantage. I’ll share some literature with you to peruse so you can see how I have been able to blend both together. 6.

Q: Does it mean there has never been a conflict of interest?

A: I hardly have any conflict of interest. One basic area where you may think of conflict is divorce. And that is a family law matter. The organic law, that is, laws of the land, have made provisions for people who feel that marriage is no longer worthwhile. If they want to quit, they can quit. In the Matrimonial Causes Act, the provisions of the law recognise that marriage is very sacred and that makes the conditions very rigid. In fact, the law prescribes that you have to prove that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. It is a very tall order and many people are not able to prove that. As

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Special thanks: We truly want to express our sincere gratitude to Ms. Fisayo and Mr. Fela Bright - Their devotion and passion to help African students through this project have made this interview possible.

NEXT MONTH'S CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES (Another African student in the spotlight) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Want to join our volunteers gathering those interviews and gaining some valuable volunteering hours in the process? Contact us

What is H.A.S.? H.A.S. is an NGO based in the USA. It was created to partner with African students in their daily struggles toward a better education. Sending out newsletters such as this one, which are loaded with info regarding scholarship offers around the world, is just one of the many ways through which H.A.S. interacts with students on the continent of Africa. Best Regards and God Bless

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