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University of Belize partners with European Union in Masters and PhD Scholarships Opportunities for Belizeans Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00

The opportunity for Belizeans to pursue a Masters or a PhD degree is available once again through a program offered by the nation’s tertiary institution, the University of Belize.

The European Union project has provided funding for the scholarships through “The Caribbean-Pacific Islands Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS).

CARPIMS III is funded by the Education, Audio-Visual and Culture Agency (EACEA) of the European Union, and is designed to facilitate the movement of Masters and PhD students and staff among a consortium of Universities from the Caribbean and Pacific regions. The program aims at building capacity and encouraging socioeconomic development in each country and each region.

The objective is to establish a strong network of Caribbean-Pacific academic leaders, and to develop a pool of engaged researchers. It also seeks to promote graduates, staff and researchers in partner Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) who can focus on capacity building and socio-economic development among the member countries.

The scholarships cover expenses for tuition, accommodation and food, health insurance and round trip travel. Scholarships will be distributed among the following categories: Full Masters Scholarships (up to 22 months); Full PhD (up to 36 Months); PhD Mobilities (up to 10 months); and Staff - Academic and Administrative (1 month).

CARPIMS will fund studies in several academic fields for Belizeans to pursue Masters and PhD qualifications in Agriculture Sciences; Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning; Art and Design; Business Studies & Management Sciences; Education and Teacher Training; Engineering and Technology; Geography and Geology; Humanities; Languages and Philological Sciences; Law; Mathematics/Informatics, Medical Sciences; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; Communication & Information Sciences. Last year 7 Belizeans won scholarships under the CARPIMS Scholarship Scheme.
In order to provide opportunities to all nationals of the Caribbean and Pacific, Scholarships for Full Masters and PhD Mobilities will be separated into specific “Target Groups.”

Who can apply?
Scholarships are available to applicants from two target groups.
Target Group 1:
Persons affiliated with Partner Universities
Current Students
Alumni
Full-time staff  members (both academic and administrative)
Target Group 2:
Nationals who have obtained a University degree from an institution in the Caribbean or Pacific, relevant to the proposed course of study
The following are CARPIMS III Consortium Partners:
Caribbean:
• University of Belize
• University of Guyana
• Universite D’Etat D’Haiti
• Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo
• University of the West Indies - (UWI is the coordinating institution for the implementation and management of the CARPIMS 2014 scheme, appointed by the European Union)
Pacific:
• The University of the South Pacific
• National University of Samoa
• Universidade da Paz Timor-Leste
• Papua New Guinea University of Technology
• Universidade Nacional de Timor Leste
Apply for a scholarship today! Deadline for applications is March 16, 2014.
Applicants are urged to visit the following website for details: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.sta.uwi.edu/carpims and also contact the University of Belize via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it