Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Go North or South East, Young Man!

For those who are not world cup crazy, here's some scholarship news. Two very different destinations, both East of Malaysia, both offering scholarships at the graduate level, something near and dear to me.

First up, Japan. Thanks to Adriene for the heads up. Adriene is currently in Tokyo doing her Masters under the Monbukagakusho Postgraduate Scholarship 2006 by Embassy of Japan.

Asia Japan Alumni (ASJA) International with the collaboration of Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM) will be providing scholarships to eligible applicants for Master or Ph.D courses for the April 2007 enrolment under the ASJA Scholarship Program For Post Graduates Studies In Japan. More details can be found here.

Second destination, NZ. The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) is now open to applicants from around the world until July 17. A total of 40 scholarships will be made available to students undertaking a PhD research programme at any of the eight New Zealand universities next year. The selection criteria for award of the scholarships is academic merit. More details can be found here.

There are many Malaysians who want to do a Masters or PhD overseas especially those who have not had the opportunity to study overseas at the undergrad level. Since not everyone who applies for scholarships such as the Chevening (UK) or the Fulbright (US) actually receives them, it's great that there are other opportunities available in other countries. I'd encourage all who have an inkling to get a graduate degree to apply and give it a shot!

9 comments:

dracula77 said...

For those who interested in both scholarship...For Japan scholarship, please note that most for PhD student are required to become research student first before get enrol into PhD program. Same in NZ where probation time is at least 1 year before fully enrol in PhD program. Please also take note that living expenses depends on place you stay i.e if in Tokyo it is expensive. same thing in NZ, in big city like Auckland, you may need 75% of the scholarship for accomodation..

YT Kuah said...
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YT Kuah said...

From 2006, Non-NZ students will pay the same amounts as domestic students for PhD fees. Fees for international used to cost NZD$ 18,000+, but now it is reduced to $4000+. Now that's a lot! More information at Victoria University of Wellington

Anonymous said...

For the University of Otago, there is also the Dr Sulaiman Daud scholarship for Malaysian PhD students. See http://policy01.otago.ac.nz/scholarships/FMPro?-db=scholarships.fp3&-%0Dformat=scholarshipitem.html&code=125&-find

Anonymous said...

I dont know if ur keen to go to Otago University...thats where Bill Board Hashim got his dentistry degree.
Maybe his stint in Otago changed him to be the way he is now....hehe
res ipsa loquitor

dracula77 said...

Otago University is a well-known in medic n health science...More than 90% of our medic student in Otago uni can get their degree. Unlike Auckland Uni, few years ago JPA even stopped sending student doing medic in Auckland Uni as less than 70% managed to get their degree. Nowdays, heaps of Msian student in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Auckland almost become "Malaysian/Asian city" already!

Anonymous said...

Now our govt is sending to India, Russia and Indonesia...easy to get yr medical degree
By the the time the graduates complete the housemanship, I dont know how many patients get misdiagnosed

dracula77 said...

I 100% agree with anon Sat Jun 17, 08:22:36 PM...For God sake,there's so many unemployable doctors in India and yet we still sending student over there...I still remember in middle 1990s, gov did not recognise medical degree from India. What's happening now ? Just wondering how PSD make such decision....1 case, first year student was called back from NZ university for bad results, and yet PSD send her AGAIN to India the next month...wonder what scale they use to evaluate this case....

Anonymous said...

hi all.. anyone have received dr sulaiman daud jubilee scholarship in otago university? hows life there? living expenses? $20000nz/year is it enough?