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May 26 2008

British Scholarships for Yemeni students

The London School of Economics and Political Science, the world's leading dedicated social science institution, has a generous package of scholarships available for students from Yemen. These include:

– the PJD Wiles scholarships worth GBP10,000 plus tuition fees

– the LSE PhD scholarships worth GBP13,000 plus tuition fees

– the Al-Maktoum scholarships are available for four programmes in the Department of Management

For further information about this opportunity please visit our website at

New Zealand Defence Delegation visits the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) received on Thursday 22nd of May 2008, The New Zealand Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Jeremiah Mateparae accompanied by Mr.Brigadier Neville Reilly, Defence Attache at the New Zealand Embassy to the UAE, Squadron Leader Ron Logan, Military Assistant to Chief of Defence Force and Warrant Officer John Barclay, Defence Force Warrant Officer.

In their visit to the ECSSR, a brief presentation about the different departments of the Center was given. The delegation was also briefed about the different activities that contribute to enriching research in different fields including politics, economy and strategic. Following this, the delegation visited the U.A.E Federation Library, which is the largest specialized library in the Emirates, with a collection of 200,000 titles and 1,000 journals and periodicals. They also visited the Media Department where they were briefed on its daily functions, which comprise daily monitoring of local and global events and issuing Akhbar Al-Sa'ah (News of the Hour).

Al-Qubati gets honarny members of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Yasin Al-Qubati, a professor at Taiz University Medical College, and Vice President, Pan Arab League of Dermatologic Societies has been awarded an Honorary Membership of The Newark Chapter: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School / New Jersey Dental School

For his devotion to the Promotion of Research in Science. He was awarded this membership certificate in May this year especially after the launch of his book “Restoring Dignity: The Yemeni experience of ending the isolation and ostracism of Leprosy patients” was released and welcomed in the medical world. Al-Qubati is also President, Tenth Congress, Pan Arab League of Dermatologists, and is one of the well known Yemeni activists promoting better health care.

World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship Travel Writing Scholarship 2008

Go on assignment to Kosgoda, Sri Lanka and unearth your own travel story!

World Nomads will send one exceptional student to participate on an i-to-i volunteer project in the tsunami devastated region of Sri Lanka. Staying in the small coastal village of Kosgoda, 70kms south of Colombo, you will live amongst the local people, working on various neighbourhood projects to help rebuild their community.

As part of this assignment, you will receive mentorship from Sydney Morning Herald journalist and travel writer Keith Austin, who will provide assistance via telephone/internet with story development, scripting and final editing.

You will be staying in Kosgoda with a local family for two weeks, immersing yourself in the local culture. To help you create your own unique story, the scholarship recipient will receive a new Lenovo Ideapad Y-510 laptop computer.

Once you have returned home, you'll write, edit and a create a feature article based on your experience in Sri Lanka which will be reviewed and considered for publication by the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia's pre-eminent newspaper, both printed and on-line – giving you the chance to have your story read by thousands of travellers world wide!

The Scholarship also includes airfares from your nearest international airport, i-to-i program costs, travel vaccinations, visa costs and per diems.

What you'll be doing

We'll fly you in from your country of residence to Sri Lanka. You'll need to be available between July 6th and July 19th 2008.

Prior to leaving, you will be mentored by journalist Keith Austin to guide you in how to approach your story.

In Sri Lanka, you will live amongst the local people of Kosgoda, volunteering to help restore their community whilst interviewing people and seeking out your story.

You will need to keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and upload this to a World Nomads travel journal, including pictures you've taken.

On your return you will receive further mentoring from Keith Austin to assist in editing togther your feature story. You will then submit your story to the Sydney Morning Herald for possible publication, and on the World Nomads websites within one month of your return.

Most of all, you'll be experiencing what it's like to be a journalist in a remote location in one the most beautiful and friendly countries in the world!

Who can apply

To be eligible you have to be currently enrolled and actively studying at a recognised educational tertiary institution and speak and write fluent english. Minimum age 18. You should be an exceptional writer with a lust for adventure, ambition to grow your journalism/writing skills and desire to help less fortunate communities in the world


If you want it, you've got to show it. To apply you need to:

Craft a 500 words(or less) travel focused essay in English around the theme 'An unforgettable adventure'. It's up to you to convince our judging panel through your writing that you have the spirit of adventure and passion for travel journalism to be chosen for this scholarship. We will be looking for originality , clarity of ideas, excellent writing, and ability to source and tell a compelling story.

Complete an entry form which includes contact and educational institution details and a 300 words (or less) essay on why you should be chosen. Copy and paste the 'An unforgettable adventure' travel story into the entry form.

The recipient of the Scholarship, along with the best entries will be published on the World Nomads wesbite on June 1, 2008.

Applications close midnight (Australian Eastern Standard time), May 25, 2008.

For more information and the application forms visit

International Postgraduate Scholarships – Taught Master's programmes

Scholarships are awarded by the 'International Recruitment Office' Scholarships Panel. There are 10 Scholarships worth GBP2000 each for a single programme of study. Applicants must be liable to pay the full international tuition fee and the amount of scholarship will be deducted directly from tuition fees.


Applicants must go to for a Taught Postgraduate programme at the and also submit their scholarship application in order for their application to be considered. Current University of Bristol masters students are not eligible to apply.

The application deadline is Friday 30 May 2008 for those students commencing their studies in September 2008.

The scholarship application must contain an essay of 500-800 words, typewritten (or reasons for not doing so given) – a piece of original work signed by the applicant. Essays may be checked for plagiarism. More information about the scholarship please find

Students will be notified in late September or early October if they have been successful and there will be a ceremony held later in the academic year to celebrate the awards.

Email applications must be sent to: [email protected]