Roberto Rocca Fellowships for PhD Students, 2014

The Roberto Rocca Education Program offers fellowships for PhD students at a university of the student’s choice outside his or her home country. Fellowships are open to students who are citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Venezuela and Romania. Each year the Program awards around 12 to 15 new Fellowships. Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years and may be used for tuition, fees and living expenses.. For exceptional university graduates from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania and Venezuela, the Roberto Rocca Education Program offers fellowships to help fund studies towards the Ph.D. degree in specific fields of study that include Materials Science, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering at a university of the student’s choosing outside his or her home country.  Each year the Program awards around 12 to 15 new Fellowships. Fellows are selected by the Program’s Scientific Committee comprising senior managers of the sponsoring companies..  The fellowships are available for pursuing PhD degree at a university of the student’s choosing outside his or her home country.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Fellowships are provided in the field of in engineering and the applied sciences (Metallurgy, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering).
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Roberto Rocca Fellowships are open to students who are citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Venezuela and Romania, and who will enter a Ph.D. program outside their own country or who have already begun their studies towards a Ph.D. at a university outside their own country.
· Employees of the sponsoring companies are ineligible for the Fellowships.
· Fellowship candidates are free to designate any university outside their own country for the Fellowship. However, the program’s Scientific Committee will take into consideration the candidate’s choice of university and program of study in evaluating and selecting Fellows.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years and may be used for tuition, fees and living expenses. The award amount will depend on the candidate’s financial need but in general Fellowships do not cover all expenses and candidates are encouraged to seek complementary sources of funding.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years.
Number of scholarships:  Each year the Program awards around 12 to 15 new Fellowships.

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