Thursday, 16 February 2012

Lions Club Maastricht Trajectum Scholarship – Graduate School of Governance, Netherlands


The Lions Club Maastricht Trajectum
The Lions Club Maastricht Trajectum is a mixed service club in Maastricht with approximately 25 members. It is one of 400 nationwide clubs belonging to the Lions Clubs International Netherlands.

The Lions Club consists of a tight-knit community of members from different professional backgrounds who support various charities under the motto “We Serve”.

By providing one student from a developing country with a master’s scholarship to the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, the Lions Club Maastricht Trajectum is able to fulfil two important Lions goals: establishing and preserving mutual understanding among different populations and promoting principles of good governance. In addition to valuable personal experience, the programme also contributes to the positive development of civil society and civil service in the country of origin. A few examples include: designing social security systems, preventing brain drain and promoting child welfare. In short, a significant contribution to sustainable development.

In offering this scholarship, the Lions Club Maastricht Trajectum strives to become a positive impetus within its own region by promoting the image of a friendly, welcoming and internationally-oriented city and university.

Who is eligible?
The Lions Club Maastricht Trajectum provides a scholarship for talented master’s students. Applicants must be enrolled in the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development programme at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. The ideal candidate has a passion for public issues and is committed to using the acquired knowledge to support the development of his or her homeland. Furthermore, the candidate must be open to the mutual exchange of knowledge and experience and enthusiastic about the opportunities offered by a social and professional network like the Lions Club.

Applicants must meet all the requirements outlined in the application procedure. The scholarship is intended to contribute to living expenses for a maximum period of 12 months.

Applicants must hold a passport from an emerging country in Africa and must be younger than 35. All applicants must meet the requirements for obtaining a Dutch visa (‘MVV’ residence permit).

Lionsclub scholarship 2012-2013
Allowance per month
€530
paid by the Scholarship Office
Health and liability insurance
€520
arranged and paid by the Scholarship Office
Entry visa costs
€600
arranged and paid by the Scholarship Office
Tuition fee waiver with a maximum of
€12,500
arranged and paid by the Scholarship Office

Application and selection
Please download theapplication form Lionsclub scholarship (Graduate School of Governance). Applications must be sent by e-mail before 1 March 2012 to Ms Susan Roggen.

The faculty will proceed to rank the applications based on quality. The Faculty Board will then send its motivated selection to the Scholarship Office. This office will propose a candidate for the Elisabeth Strouven Scholarship according to the faculty ranking. The UM Scholarship Committee will make the final decision. Applicants will be informed of the decision in writing around mid-April.

Please check the UniversityFund Limburg scholarship terms and conditions before applying.

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