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Kuwait to give 4,500 study abroad scholarships

Kuwait's ministry of higher education is to give Kuwaiti students 4,500 scholarships to study abroad in 2013-14. The scheme is designed to improve Kuwaiti human capital with awardees studying majors that accord with labour market needs. The awards can be used at top universities in 13 countries, although details of these are yet to be published.

Ireland: new scholarships to build trade ties

Ireland has launched a scholarship scheme for students from emerging markets in a bid to increase trade ties. Promoting Ireland as a study destination is "a priority area in the government's Action Plan for Jobs 2013," said Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn.

Azerbaijan increases scholarships

The Azeri government has significantly expanded its Education Abroad Programme to encourage more students from Azerbaijan to attend top foreign universities – increasing funding and the number of universities recognised under the scheme.

Ireland: more scholarships for ELT teachers

A scholarship scheme for English teachers from outside the EU to study in Ireland has been expanded to include China and Russia, The PIE News learned at this week's MEI workshop, Galway. The scheme hopes to promote Ireland as an ELT destination via the teachers.

Taiwan offers US$5million in scholarships

A US$5million public-private scholarship scheme has been launched in Taiwan to tackle a worrying decline in the number of students studying abroad. The Overseas Technology Talent Recruitment Programme will enable 116 doctoral and postdoctoral students to attend the world's top 30 universities...

Canada, Brazil fortify ties with CAN$4.8 in funding

A landmark trip to Brazil by the Governor-General and a record 30 university presidents has proved fruitful as Canadian institutions announce 59 new scholarships, partnerships and student mobility programmes yesterday. The long-term collaborations established will increase Canada's number of foreign students and strengthen research programmes.