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  • Monday, July 29, 2019

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  • International Office


In 2020, the Crossroads Program expands to include more eligible countries and curated online sessions that will culminate in the week-long Dubai experience held at Dubai International Financial Center’s Academy. Leading Harvard faculty members will teach an extensive and multi-disciplinary curriculum, that includes a combination of case studies, small discussion groups, discussion on potential career paths, and information on applying to Harvard. 


 - Location: Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai

 - Cost: FREE (The program will cover the costs of international travel from select locations,      

    board, lodging, and class materials. Visa costs are the responsibility of selected candidates.)


  1. Applications Open (Round 1): July 14, 2019
  2. Applications (Round 1) Closing date: August 30, 2019
  3. Online platform opens 10,000 candidates for: Sept 9, 2019
  4. Online platform closes: Oct 30, 2019
  5. Assessments for the in-person Program start on Nov. 5, 2019
  6. In-person Program Application Opens (Round 2): Nov. 27, 2019
  7. In-person Program Application Closes (Round 2): Jan 22, 2020
  8. Top 100 Candidates acceptance date: Feb 15, 2020
  9. In-person Program: March 29 to April 5, 2020

For more information please visit: 

In this context, IO Focal persons are requested to kindly give wide publicity of this fully funded opportunity in our students and encourage them to participate. Therefore, it is requested that the suitable nominations along with all required documents may please be submitted to this office till August 20, 2019 through the Director of concerned Campus for further processing.


  • Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

Brief Description:

The University of Adelaide offers Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

Course Level: Masters/PhD Degree

Subject(s): Master or Doctoral degree by Research offered at the University.

Grants: The scholarship includes course tuition fees, annual living allowance ($27,082 in 2018), and overseas student health cover (if award holder holds a subclass 500 visa). The scholarship is awarded for two years for a Master’s degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only),

Eligibility: In order to be eligible, applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree (this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year).

· Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential.

· International applicants must not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Master’s degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master’s degree.

· International applicants who have not provided evidence of their meeting the minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry by the scholarship closing date, or who have completed a Pre-Enrolment English Program to meet the entry requirements for the intended program of study, are not eligible.

· Candidates are required to enroll in the University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ and must maintain ‘international student’ status for the duration of their enrolment in the University.

Deadline: 31 Aug 2019

For more detail about eligibility and how to apply,

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

The SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration
with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( as the executor, aims to help achieve
the following sustainable development goals in developing countries:

  • SDG 2 (ending hunger)
  • SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth)
  • SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals)

These are key goals which cannot be solved by one party. That is why the SDGP works
with partnerships between government, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge centres.
 Combining the expertise of these parties is essential for finding innovative solutions to
 complex challenges. Partnerships are capable of aligning interests and bridging
differences so that major steps can be taken towards attaining the SDGs.


During the second call, PPPs could submit project proposals with one of the following themes:

  • Nutrition value
  • Sustainable value chains
  • Sustainable and climate-proof food production systems
  • Better work and income for youth and women

SDGP Focus Areas

The SDGP programme is a far-reaching facility. A major part of the SDGP are the subsidy
tenders. The 2nd tender focuses on stimulating private sector development and improving
food security in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

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Projects contribute to one of more of the following focus areas:

  • creating better labour conditions and efficient working procedures (better work and income as well as increased production);
  • reducing malnutrition;
  • promoting economic growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector;
  • creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains;
  • increasing private investments in developing countries.

Budget Information

The available budget for the second opening call is €30 million. Applicants can apply for a subsidy of at least €500,000 and at most €3 million per project. 

Eligibility Criteria


Please take the following steps to apply: For both steps you require Recognition (Herkenning) level 2 or 2+. If you do not have Recognition, apply for it online via the Recognition (Herkenning) website. Remember to take into account that it will take at least 3 working days to receive your Recognition token. 

Concept note

The applicant (Dutch organization only) can submit their Concept note in digital form up to and including October 1, 2019. Please fill in the digital form of the Concept note and submit it together with the Concept note as attachment. The Concept note can be found below under Downloads at the bottom of this page. You will receive a notification in response to your Concept note within 4 weeks with a CN number. You will need this number when you submit your subsidy application when the tender opens.

Program Phases

The SDGP programme consists of three consecutive phases:

  • Project development – Applicants send in their project idea (Concept note).They will then receive follow-up advice from an RVO advisor on their project idea.
  • Subsidy application – Applicants submit their project proposal together with the subsidy application, after which will assess their application.
  • Implementation and follow-up – After an official approval, applicants may carry out the project with the support of

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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  • Monday, July 8, 2019

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  • International Office

lUN Opens Applications for Youth Climate Summit in New York ( Announces “Green Tickets” to Recognize Young People Driving Climate Action)



UN Opens Applications for Youth Climate Summit in New York,

Announces “Green Tickets” to Recognize Young People Driving Climate Action



UN Headquarters, New York— Started on 1 July , young people from around the world are formally invited to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit to take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 September.


To recognize the vital role of young people in driving climate action, the UN today announced that it will offer over 100 “Green Tickets” – funded opportunities for young people, in particular from the least developed countries, to participate in the Youth Climate Summit. The Green Ticket will include travel to and from New York – which will be carbon neutral.


The Youth Climate Summit will bring together young innovators, entrepreneurs, change-makers and activists to showcase their solutions, exchange ideas and grow networks, and take their place on the global stage with decision-makers across governments, business and civil society, in line with the UN Youth Strategy: Youth 2030 launched by the Secretary-General last year.


Young people around the world will also be able to participate in Youth Summit activities from their own communities, through a variety of virtual and digital engagement opportunities, and continue to play their part in driving global climate action.


Applications for the Youth Climate Summit are being accepted from 1- 19 July 2019, and all applicants will be considered for a Green Ticket. Youth between 18 and 29 can apply through the Youth Climate Summit website, which also includes information on participation in the Summit for youth under 18, recognizing the powerful role younger people are playing in countries around the world.


“It is inspiring to see the leadership of young people in driving climate actions and solutions,” said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammad, announcing the Green Tickets and general applications today.


“The Youth Climate Summit is about both recognizing and empowering our youth, and I urge young people from all countries who have a passion for finding climate solutions to apply. It will be an incredible experience, and we need all the talents of our youth on board to have the impact we urgently need.”


The Deputy Secretary-General also invited members of the business community and any others interested in supporting the Green Ticket initiative to contact


Successful Youth Climate Summit applicants, including recipients of Green Tickets, will be selected on the basis of merit – including a demonstrated commitment to climate action and problem-solving – as well as considerations of need. The allocation of Green Tickets will ensure that youth from all regions of the world have an equitable and realistic chance to participate in the Youth Climate Summit.


Applications will be assessed by a panel led by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.  The panel will include experts from within the UN and from civil society with experience across the Sustainable Development Goals, reflecting the interdependence of climate action and sustainable development.


The Youth Climate Summit precedes the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, which will take place at UN Headquarters on 23 September, and comes just a day after the Fridays for Future Global Climate Strike on 20 September, where an unprecedented mobilization of young people from the global south and north is expected to declare the global climate emergency.

The Secretary-General has called upon all leaders to come to the Climate Action Summit with bold actions and a major increase in climate ambition, backed up by concrete plans.

The Green Tickets announcements was made in Abu Dhabi on July 1, where over 1,700 people from more than 160 countries, including youth delegates, gathered for a key preparatory meeting in the build-up to the Climate Action Summit. During the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi meeting the Secretary-General held a live-streamed intergenerational dialogue with youth delegates.

“Having an opportunity to participate has shown me that there are other young people all around the world who share the same passion for climate justice and climate action, and we need action urgently,” said Amelia Radinivugalei, a youth delegate from Fiji participating in the Abu Dhabi meeting.

“Youth are showing us the way on climate action,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Luis Alfonso de Alba. “This week in Abu Dhabi we focused not only on the energy transition, but on the role of youth in climate action. You could say renewable energy is powering both.”

For further information, visit the website at

Follow @ladealba on Twitter for the latest news on the Climate Action Summit.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Dan Shepard, UN Department of Global Communications, 1 646-675-3286,

Yassamin Ansari, Climate Action Summit Team,

  • Friday, July 5, 2019

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  • International Office

The British Council administers the Pak Scottish Scholarships Scheme 2019 for BS and MS (only for females) in the fields:

 -  Education

 -  Agriculture and Food Security

 -  Sustainable Energy

 -  Health Sciences and 

 -  STEM Engineering (Only applicable at Master Level)

For more information, please visit:

The British Council administers the Pak Scottish Scholarships Scheme 2019 for BS and MS (only for females) in the fields:

 -  Education

 -  Agriculture and Food Security

 -  Sustainable Energy

 -  Health Sciences and 

 -  STEM Engineering (Only applicable at Master Level)

For more information, please visit: