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UNSW Postgraduate Research Student S2 Scholarships now OPEN:

UNSW assists postgraduate researchers by providing a wide range of prestigious scholarships. These scholarships range from annual stipends, living allowances and tuition fee costs, to travel scholarships and supplements. Scholarships are available to support current and new postgraduate research candidates at UNSW.
Please be advised that applications for Semester 2 Year 2012 research student scholarships, for both domestic & international candidates are now open. This includes applications for APA/UPA, Research Excellence, IPRS/UIPA & TFS.
Information is available on the GRS website at:

2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability


Tongji University is pleased to invite talented full-time university students to attend the “2014 International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability,” which will be held at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from June 5 to June 10, 2014.

Supported by the UNEP and Tongji University, the “International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES)” had been successfully held in the last three years. Around 950 students from more than 50 countries took part in the conference, exchanged understanding and ideas on topics relevant to environment and sustainable development and issued “Global Youth Tongji Declaration.” These conferences made great contributions to the spread of concepts and practices of environment and sustainability among university students.

Participants: Full time university students (including undergraduate and post-graduate students).

Deadlines: the applicants should register online before April 30 (, fill in the resume form (in English) and upload their posters to the website above before April 25. We will announce the selected participants by May 15 and issue invitation letters afterwards.

No registration fee will be charged and Organizers will cover the local accommodation, and transportation during the conference in Shanghai. Field trips will also be provided by the organizer. A limited number of scholarships (round-trip flight tickets) will be offered to competitive participants. For more information, please check the official website of ISCES 2014: ,or contact:

Organizing Committee of 2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability

Address: Rm.903, Zonghe Building, No. 1239, Siping Road, Shanghai, China, 200092
Tel: 86-21-6598 1837 Fax: +86-21-65987790

Further Information here: 2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability Invitation Letter-1

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Summer School for Outstanding Postgraduate and Senior Undergraduate Students 2014


The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) and the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), invite outstanding postgraduate and senior undergraduate students from leading universities around the world in disciplines related to construction and environment to join our Summer School tentatively from 6 (Wednesday) to 15 August 2014 (Friday) in Hong Kong.

Who can apply

1.Full-time postgraduate students pursuing a Master’s degree programme.
2.Fresh graduates of Bachelor degree programmes at the time of the Summer School.
3.Senior undergraduate students who are in the final stage of their studies at the time of the Summer School (e.g. have at least completed 3 years of a 4-year Bachelor degree programme).
4.The applicants should have a strong interest in a research/academic career, excellent communication skills as well good leadership potential.
5.The academic performance of successful applicants is expected to be within the top 10% of students from leading universities (e.g. Chinese mainland universities of the 985 project).
6.For applicants who are not a native speaker of English and from non-English speaking universities, they are expected to meet the following requirements:

a) An overall score of at least 6.5 (with score for the writing component at 6.0 or above) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
b) At least 575 or above in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for the paper-based test, at least 232 in the computer-based test, or at least 90 in the internet-based test.
c) Alternatively, consideration will be given to acceptable scores in other internationally-recognized public examinations, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

How to submit applications

Please complete the online application form: and attach the following documents:

(1) Recommendation of Academic Referee (Please use the template attached to this post);
(2) a Curriculum Vitae;
(3) Academic transcripts/academic results reports (showing the GPA or average score of each academic year);
(4) a one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s research/career aspirations and
(5) Degree and English examination certificates (if any).

Details of the Summer School
Seminars on research frontiers in construction and environment plus other activities (e.g. laboratory and site visits, gatherings, etc.) will be organized by the FCE and RISUD. The seminars will be delivered in English.
Students who are interested in furthering their studies in disciplines related to construction and environment at PolyU can also take advantage of this opportunity to explore potential research topics at PolyU.

Financial support
The Summer School is free of charge. Further details can be found at:
Free accommodation (shared room) will be provided to all admitted students. Economy class return air tickets or train tickets will also be provided on a reimbursement basis. The reimbursement ceiling for students from within and outside the Pearl-river delta region will be HK$1,000 and HK$4,000 respectively.

For enquiry, please email or fax 852-2362 2574 or telephone 852-3400 3894.

Application deadline
Interested students are welcome to submit an application online ( on or before 21 March 2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong in the near future!

Faculty of Construction and Environment, and
Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Master and PhD Programs of UNEP-TONGJI IESD 2014


Up to now, UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) has 160 international Master students and 39 Ph.D students from over 40 countries in English taught Master and PhD programs. Abundant internship resources including plentiful international organizations are yearly offered to excellent students as well. Over the years, most of IESD graduates have obtained positions in the ministries of environment or energy in their home countries, international organizations like UNEP, UNDP and other NGOs.

In 2014, IESD will keep running the following programs:

+ Master Program in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
+ Master Program in Environmental Engineering
+ Doctoral Program in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

If you consider yourself as a suitable candidate to join these programs do not hesitate to contact IESD. Do not forget that in order to promote and encourage excellence in higher education in developing countries, Tongji University will provide limited scholarships.

The deadline for application is 10th June 2014. Please kindly find more information in the attachments or through

Apply online:
Tuition fee: 39,000 RMB/year

Contact Person:
Jessica JIA/Emma LIU
Office: +86-21-6598 3548/1837 Fax: +86-21-6598 7790
Address: 509, Mingjing Building, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, 200092, P.R.China

FURTHER INFORMATION (.pdf documents):
Chinese Government ScholarshipApplication Guide 2014

IESD Masters and PhD ProgramsApplication Guide-2014

IESD Visiting ProgramsApplication Guide 2014

Shanghai Government ScholarshipApplication Guide 2014

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7th Eco-Peace Leadership Program

ImageUNEP Eco-Peace Leadership Program is pleased to announce its 7th Eco-Peace Leadership Program, a year-long program to find solutions to pending environmental problems in local regions through hands-on activities and research done mostly online.

We are deeply committed to building our technology capacity and transferring information so that international cooperation in the field of the environment can improve.

We support CSOs research institution across the Asia-Pacific region in their quests to find solutions to local environmental problems through our collaborative program with Yuhan-Kimberly, Ltd. This year we will recruit 10 representatives from Asia-Pacific region for our 7th program. We will be support from October 2013 to September 2014. We are providing $2,000 (USD) to fellows who complete project.

We are willing to host Eco-peace Leadership Program Forum on October. We hope that you will attend the Forum and give us your invaluable support and encouragement.
The deadline for application submission is August 31, 2013.

For further information, please contact:

Eco-Peace Leadership Center

Coll. Forest Sciences 1st Bldg #109 Kangwon National Univ.

Chuncheon Gangwondo, South Korea

TEL: 82-33-257-7129, 82-33-250-7368

Fax: 82-33-257-7130, E-mail:


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Call for EOI for AsiaBound Study Grants Program 2013-2014 – Deadline 13th MAY 2013

The Australian Government recently announced the new $37 million AsiaBound Study Grants Program, in support of the ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ White Paper, to encourage tertiary students to consider an exchange experience in Asia as part of their study. The program aims to:

·             increase the overall number of Australian students with a first-hand study experience of Asia

·             encourage more students to become Asia-literate through diverse mobility offerings in Asia

·             enhance the skills/expertise of Australians through access to a variety of study opportunities in Asia

·             support increased Asian language competency of Australian students undertaking mobility to Asia

·             support the institution’s potential to foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation with the host country

During the Prime Minister’s recent visit to China, details were issued on the application process for 2013-14, which has a tight deadline of 20 May 2013.

AsiaBound Grants Program provides grants for activities that provide credit or are otherwise a mandatory component of the student’s course. This could include: short-term study in Asia of up to 12 months as well as the following institution-approved programs:
·             paid or unpaid internships or work placements
·             practicum or clinical placements
·             short-term study experiences or research trips
·             short courses
·             volunteer projects

The Global Education Team within UNSW International will coordinate the submission of all UNSW applications via the International Student Exchange Online (ISEO) –DIICCSRTE’s online application and project management database. Faculties are asked to complete an expression of interest form (attached) outlining:

·             country in which the short-term or semester based project is proposed
·             description of the project
·             statement against the objectives of the AsiaBound Grants Program as detailed in the selection criteria
·             number of short-term or semester based subsidies sought
·             whether language support subsidies are sought
·             ranking for the project against any other projects the institution is applying for under the AsiaBound Grants Program

Priority will be given to funding Projects that clearly satisfy the selection criteria and aligns with the strategic direction of the university as the submissions will be ranked by UNSW.  There is no maximum number of applications that UNSW can lodge, however each Project application may have a maximum of 10 short-term or semester based subsidies for Australian students.

Documents of interest:

·   AsiaBound Grants Program Guidelines

Available at:

·   AsiaBound FAQs

Available at:

·   UNSW AsiaBound Expression of interest form

Available at contact details below.

All expression of interests for short term mobility should be sent to: Michelle Kofod, Associate Director, Global Education Team, UNSW International,<>, extension 55327 by 13th May 2013.

The time line for the program:

AsiaBound Grants Program

8 April 2013​

​Applications open

13 May 2013

UNSW Expression of interest close

20 May 2013

​Applications close

24 June 2013 ​

​Institutions notified of outcomes

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Recruitment of Master and Doctoral Candidates in the UNEP – Tongji Institute of Environment Sustainable Development

The program provides an educational facility for young professionals in the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond to study and conduct research for the advancement of knowledge on environmental issues as they relate to the new sustainability paradigm.  It focuses on the generation of new knowledge, development of leading-edge approaches, creative innovations and novel applications of knowledge.  It provides advanced education to produce graduates and leaders with the knowledge and skills to understand the issues involved in environment and sustainable development, and to offer innovative solutions.

The program is flexible and at the same time in-depth to a large extent, tailored to the educational goals of the individual student and emphasizes creativity, problem-solving, field-based learning, systems-oriented approach to sustainability as well as interdisciplinary in curriculum design. These programs include:

• Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

• Doctoral Program in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

• Master’s Program in Environmental Engineering

More details could be found at

The deadline of admission for IESD programs is June 10th. The deadline of Chinese Government Scholarship has already past, but excellent applicants still can apply for Shanghai Government Scholarship until the end of May.

Contact Person:

Maggie SHEN

Office: +86-21-6598 7790    Fax: +86-21-6598 5059

Address: 903, Zonghe Building, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, 200092, P.R.China

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Masters in Philosophy Scholarship at UNSW – Climate Change and Urban Forestry in Sydney



Arts & Social Sciences
School Social Sciences
Residency Domestic & International
Program level Masters of Philosophy (MPhil)
Value $26,670 pa
Tenure 2 years (maximum)

Research Project Background


The research project is to assess the social, economic and cultural aspects of urban trees in relation to climate change in Sydney.  The aim of the work will be to identify what promotes or works against the further planting of trees in Sydney’s suburbs.  This will provide a socio-economic perspective on the problem of increasing the urban trees in Sydney.


By 2036, Sydney’s population is expected to reach 6 million, an increase of 1.7 million since the 2006 ABS Census. This means Sydney will need to provide 770,000 more homes than in 2006. Much of this development will be suburban infill and redevelopment at higher density leading to potential losses of green space. The twin trends work against the well-documented positive impacts that green spaces and especially trees can have on the sustainability performance of suburban areas.  Trees and green spaces can reduce the need for storm water provision, prevent floods and save on air conditioning, mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and improve biodiversity. Since more than 80% of Australia’s population lives in urban areas which will be affected by climate change and peak oil, there is an urgent need to understand the barriers that exist to further planting of trees in suburban areas. While a great deal of research exists internationally on urban forests, little work has been undertaken that is appropriate to Australian conditions, which include soils with a uniquely low nitrogen content and the frequent drought conditions to which Australian flora is subjected.

The purpose of the Contribution is to award a Scholarship for a Master of Philosophy by research at the School of Social Sciences, UNSW under the principal supervision of Dr Krishna K. Shrestha.


  • Applicants may be either new or existing students
  • Applicants must be enrolling full-time in a Masters in Philosophy (by research) at the School of Social Sciences, UNSW
  • To qualify for the Scholarship as a stipend applicants must be Australian or NZ Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents
  • International candidates may be considered for a tution fee only (no stipend) scholarship
  • Candidates may not concurrently hold other Awards (eg) APA / IPRS
  • Candidates will hold either an Honours or a Masters by coursework qualification in social sciences, geography, urban planning, anthropology, environmental management, sustainable development or a closely related discipline.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will show high academic achievement in an Honours or Masters by coursework program in social sciences, geography, urban planning, anthropology, environmental management, sustainable development or related discipline.

Candidates are requested to submit:

  • Brief (3-5 pages) research proposal
  • An academic writing sample
  • A brief statement outlining how their output will contribute to their academic field and the broader community
  • Curriculum Vitae including 3 referees.

Conditions of Scholarship

  • The Scholarship has the following conditions:
  • The scholarship is payable as a fortnightly stipend, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • The scholarship does not provide for any additional allowances.
  • Domestic students: the scholarship may pay a stipend only.
  • International students: the scholarship may pay tuition fee only.
  • Extensions to the scholarship will not be granted.
  • No additional paid leave entitlements are available.
  • Scholarship may be be suspended for 1 or 2 semesters with approval of the awarding panel.
  • The Scholarship must be taken up in the semester for which it is awarded. Take up may not be deferred.


Principal Supervisor:       Dr Krishna K. Shrestha, School of Social Sciences, UNSW

Associate Supervisors:   A/Prof. Phil MacManus, University of Sydney

Dr Marco Amati, Macquarie University

 Completed application forms and any supporting documentation should be scanned and emailed (preferably as a single PDF document) to the Graduate Research School (contact details below)

Denise Miles: UNSW Graduate Research School

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Number Crunching

Recent reports suggest that ‘energy efficient buildings’ are almost never as efficient as their intended design. Findings from the government’s low-carbon building programme, administered by the Carbon Trust, have shown that some buildings consume as much as three times their designed energy efficiency.

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Scholarship Information

UNSW assists postgraduate researchers by providing a wide range of prestigious scholarships. These scholarships range from annual stipends, living allowances and tuition fee costs, to travel scholarships and supplements. Scholarships are available to support current and new postgraduate research candidates at UNSW.

Domestic Research Candidate Scholarships

Applications for Semester 2, 2011
Now closed. Successful applicants will be notified from 9 May onwards
Applications for Semester 1, 2012
Open on this site from 5 September, 2011
UNSW Research Excellence Awards
$30 – $35, 000
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)/ University Postgraduate Award (UPA) plus a Faculty top-up scholarship
$25 – $30, 000
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)/ University Postgraduate Award (UPA)
$22, 860
Faculty Postgraduate Award
Recipients of the following awards will be selected from eligibile applicants. There is no need to submit a separate application. 
University College Postgraduate Research Scholarship- approx $24, 060 (available at the UNSW@ADFA campus only)
Australian School of Business Research Scholarship- approx $30, 000

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