Overseas Research Scholarships at University College London in UK, 2015

November 21, 2014 Leave a comment

University College London is inviting applications for overseas research scholarships. Approximately 40 UCL-ORS awards are available annually. Awards are tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1 to 5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. The application deadline is 16 January 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University College London in UK.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research program at University College London in UK.
Scholarship Provider: University College London, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants must be:
-in receipt of an offer of admission to or currently registered at UCL on a full- or part-time research degree programme, and;
-liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate (Overseas fees status), and;
-holding or expecting to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
While current students may apply, those entering their third year of research will normally only be considered for funding in exceptional circumstances.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description:

UCL Overseas Research Scholarships

The UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS), aim to attract high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research. Approximately 40 UCL-ORS awards are available annually. Applicants are advised to secure additional funding to cover living costs, which are estimated to be in the region of £13,000 per year. Where UCL-ORS awards may be held in conjunction with UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) and other non-fee awards (unless the fee award covers the Home/EU rate only).

Number of award(s): Approximately 40 UCL-ORS awards are available annually.

Duration of award(s): Awards are tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1 to 5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal.Where students are undertaking an integrated four-year doctoral programme the award will be extended to their final year of study.

What does it cover? Awards consist of fee funding to cover the difference between Overseas and UK/EU tuition fees. UCL-ORS recipients who do not have any other fee funding will receive additional UCL funding to cover remaining tuition fees for the duration of the UCL-ORS award. The award does not cover the Additional Fee Element (AFE) of your programme (if applicable), unless you are also awarded a UCL GRS award. Awards are tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1 to 5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal. Where students are undertaking an integrated four-year doctoral programme the award will be extended to their final year of study. If granted, funding begins at the start of the next academic session. Applicants are advised to secure additional funding to cover living costs, which are estimated to be in the region of £13,000 per year. Where UCL-ORS awards may be held in conjunction with UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) and other non-fee awards (unless the fee award covers the Home/EU rate only).

Selection criteria: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account.

Notification: Potential candidates must ensure that they submit a full scholarship application by the deadline irrespective of whether an offer of admission has reached them or not. The UCL Student Funding Office will check UCL systems at a later date to confirm whether the scholarship applicant holds an offer of admission and on what date that offer was made. Scholarship applicants who do not receive an offer by Friday, 27 February 2015 will be excluded from the competition at that point. It is for this reason that we recommend that you apply for admission as early as possible, and submit your scholarship application by the deadline.

How to Apply: There is one common application procedure and form for a number of research student scholarship schemes. All applicants will be considered for a UCL GRS, and overseas fee payers will also be considered for the UCL ORS award and, if applicable, the UCL-CSC (China Scholarships Council) Scholarships. You only need to complete one application form to be considered for any of these funding schemes, provided you fulfil the relevant eligibility criteria. Before completing the application form, please read the Research Scholarship Application Form Guidance Notes. Eligible candidates must complete the UCL Research Scholarship Application Form, and submit it – along with supporting documents specified in the form. Reference forms are part of the application form but they are available to be downloaded separately. Please note that we have prepared information that may be helpful for your chosen referee, the UCL Guidance for Referees. We suggest you provide your referee with a copy of this document when asking for an academic reference. Complete applications along with required documentation as detailed in the form must be submitted to the applicant’s academic department. In order to be shortlisted, you must make sure that your scholarship application is complete. All applications should be sent to the relevant academic department/institute/division/unit. Please check with the administrative staff in your departmental office for details of who to send your application to. Applications must be submitted to departments no later than Friday, 16 January 2015. Please be aware that some academic departments set their own deadlines which may be earlier than this date, so make sure you check with them directly.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16 January 2015.

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Zimbabwe – Sharp Decline in Vehicle Imports

November 21, 2014 Leave a comment

zimdev:

Beitbridge border post is experiencing a significant decline in volumes of imported used cars following a 20 percent increase in excise duty which took effect on November 1. “We are processing documents for less than 40 vehicles per day compared to the previous month when we would deal with over 150 cars,” said a ZIMRA official.

Originally posted on What Happened to the Portcullis?:

carsBeitbridge border post is experiencing a significant decline in volumes of imported used cars following a 20 percent increase in excise duty which took effect on November 1. “We are processing documents for less than 40 vehicles per day compared to the previous month when we would deal with over 150 cars,” said a ZIMRA official.

Investigations by The Herald indicate that before the new duty regime, ZIMRA was making over $100 000 on car imports at Manica transit shed a day, but the figure has declined to around $30 000. A modest vehicle costs between $3 000 and $4 000 at dealerships on the South African side of the border and attracts import duty of the same amount.

Before the introduction of the new regulations, zimra officials were clearing around 170 vehicle imports a day as dealers rushed to beat the November 1 deadline.

Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa recently announced…

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