Wednesday, October 3, 2007

FELLOWSHIPS- Graduate Fellowship Program, Harvard Club of Central Asia

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FELLOWSHIPS- Graduate Fellowship Program, Harvard Club of Central Asia

Posted by: Gulnur Bolyspayeva <gulnur_bolyspayeva@yahoo.com>

Graduate Fellowship Program Announcement

The Harvard Club of Central Asia (HCCA) is pleased to announce a
Graduate Fellowship Program for 2008-2010. The Program provides an
opportunity for Master's level study at Harvard University, USA to
citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Participants are selected
through an open, merit-based competition.

Fields of study:

The Program fellows are expected to study at one of the following
graduate schools of Harvard University: Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences (Regional Studies Degree Program), John F. Kennedy School of
Government, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School or the
Graduate School of Education).

Eligibility criteria:

The Program fellowships will be awarded to citizens and residents of
the Republic of Kazakhstan with outstanding academic ability and
leadership potential.

Financial terms:

The Program fellowships are fully-funded and provide the following:
- J-1 visa support
- One round-trip airfare from home city in Kazakhstan to Boston,
Massachusetts, USA
- Monthly stipend
- Medical insurance
- Tuition and mandatory university fees
- Limited allowance for books
- Pre-academic English language training (if necessary)

Legal terms:

Under the terms of the Program and the laws governing the J-1 visa,
the Program fellows must return to Kazakhstan immediately upon
completion of the Master's program at the Graduate Schools and work in
Kazakhstan at any governmental agency, non-governmental or
international organization, or private company for two years. The
Program fellows are not eligible for visa extensions or transfers
under any circumstances.

Selection process:

Stage 1: Application to Harvard. Prospective students apply to one of
the Graduate Schools. The application instructions are available at

http://www.harvard.edu/admissions/#grad. Each Graduate School has its
own application deadlines. The applicants are encouraged to submit
their applications well before the deadlines.

Stage 2: Preliminary selection. Those admitted to the Graduate Schools
and looking for funding should submit a statement of interest (500
words maximum) and à resume to the HCCA Program Committee by e-mail at
harvard.club.kz@gmail.com or by fax at +7 (727) 2619009. The deadline
for submission is May 23, 2008. The HCCA Program Committee pre-selects
the candidates and informs the semi-finalists by May 30, 2008.

Stage 3: Final selection. The HCCA Program Committee interviews the
semi-finalists, selects three to five finalists and informs them by
June 15, 2008.

For more information, please visit www.harvardclub.kz. For questions,
please contact the HCCA at harvard.club.kz@gmail.com or +7 (727)
2619090 (ext. 5231).

The Harvard Club of Central Asia
www.harvardclub.kz

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