Taiwan: Phd scholarship in Geo-Information Science

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The International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) present the unique opportunity for you to win a scholarship to cover part of your costs in taking part in the ITC MSc (2500 Euro), Master (1500 Euro) and Postgraduate Programmes (1250 Euro) .

Criteria of Eligibility

* Candidates must be citizens of Taiwan and be normally resident in Taiwan.
* Candidates must obtain a (under)graduate degree in a Taiwanese university and intend to pursue a postgraduate programme in the Netherlands.
* Do not obtain any funding/scholarship from other organizations/institutes in the academic year 2010/2011.
* Fluent in spoken and written English according to the following standards

Application Documents:

* Letter of admission to the chosen ITC course
* A completed Orange Tulip Scholarship application form (download from http://www.neso-taipei.org.tw/Web_Content.aspx?m_id=002003002&argu_a=4&argu_b=2&argu_c=0&argu_d=0&lang=C)
* Your Curriculum Vitae in English
* Copy of degree certificate (English version)
* Transcript of degree course
marks/grades (English version)
* Your English proficiency test report
* Two reference letters from your referees. Please enclose sealed-envelopes.
The scholarship application form and above documents must return to the Neso Taipei by 15 May 2010 at the latest.

The introduction of ITC
ITC is becoming the 6th Faculty of the University of Twente as of January 1st, 2010. At the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), knowledge of geo-information management is plenty available and is continually being developed and extended. By means of education, research and project services, we contribute to capacity building in countries that are economically and/or technologically less advanced. In doing so, considerable attention is paid to the development and application of geographical information systems (GIS) for solving problems. Such problems can range from determining the risks of landslides, mapping forest fires, planning urban infrastructure, and implementing land administration systems, to designing a good wildlife management system or detecting environmental pollution.

Programmes at ITC:

ITC offers a variety of courses in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation in the following domains:

* Disaster management
* Earth sciences
* Geoinformatics
* Governance
* Land administration
* Natural resources and environment
* Urban planning and management
* Water resources

Within the different domains, the following degree and diplomas are offered:

* Master of Science (MSc) degree programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (18 months)
* Master degree programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (12 months)
* Postgraduate diploma programme (9 months)

The origins and backgrounds of ITC course participants have a significant influence on the educational processes. The majority of these participants are professionals in their respective fields, with prior academic training and (often) professional experience. Consequently, professional relevancy and problem orientation are important factors in designing ITC’s training courses, with the emphasis on the application of concepts and skills.

Our courses aim at providing in-depth study of a particular set of problems in emerging economies. They attract young and mid-career professionals with an interest in development-related issues.

The majority of the programmes are modular in structure, facilitating a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving for development purposes, and considerable emphasis is placed on remote sensing and GIS. A module deals with one subject or related subjects and lasts for three weeks. Modules are grouped together in blocks that form a coherent part of the course. All blocks and appropriate modules are open to individual subscription, provided the applicant has the right entry level.

English is the first language for both staff and students at ITC. Thus the language of instruction is English and all courseware is in English. Participants are obliged to fulfil the minimum requirements for English as specified in the admission requirements
The ITC Master and Master of Science degrees awarded by ITC in Enschede are formally recognised by the Ministry of OCW, based on accreditation of the programmes by the Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).

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