Scholarships for MPhil in Childhood Studies

Scholarships for MPhil in Childhood Studies

 

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1. Parcial scholarship

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) offers up to five scholarships to students who will pursue MPhil in childhood studies in the academic year 2021/22. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants from Ethiopia. The students will be part of “AAU-NTNU Partnership to Promote Knowledge on Children and Sustainable Development” (2019-2023) funded by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku). Recipients of the scholarships will be enrolled in MPhil in childhood studies that is a two-year master's program at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, NTNU. They will spend 10 months doing courses at NTNU (Year 1). In year 2, students will be affiliated with Addis Ababa University (AAU), and conduct fieldwork and write a master’s thesis at AAU. The scholarship is given only for the first ten months of the student’s stay in Norway. Students or their employers will have to cover living costs for the remainder of the study period in Ethiopia. A committee from NTNU and AAU will select candidates for the scholarship.

Criteria

  • BA or preferably MA in social sciences (e.g. sociology, anthropology, social work, education, social psychology, geography, development studies, etc.).
  • Affiliation with AAU (defined as those applicants who have completed their previous degrees from, currently studying in and/or employed by AAU).
  • Gender balance with the view of increasing Ethiopian female student participation in international student mobility.
  • Experience in research and teaching in higher educational institutions preferred.

Selected students will receive

  • Monthly stipend according to the rate set by the Norwegian State Education and Loan Fund, to cover accommodation and living expenses in Trondheim (August 2020-June 2021).
  • Travel expenses (economy fare, return air ticket Addis Ababa-Trondheim).
  • Domestic travel cost.
  • Visa and resident permit processing fees.

Apply online using NTNU’s application portal (søknadsweb). Deadline: 1 December 2020. Select “NORPART scholarship” from the menu in the application portal.
Applicants from last year who could not be processed due to the COVID epidemic are required to apply again as new.
Information about MPhil in Childhood Studies, application form, and procedures on how to apply are available here.
For further questions, contact Professor Tatek Abebe, program leader of MPhil in Childhood Studies, NTNU.

2. Full degree scholarship

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) offers one full degree scholarship (for two years) in MPhil in childhood studies in the academic year 2021/22. This scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants from Ethiopia. The recipient of the scholarship will be part of “AAU-NTNU Partnership to Promote Knowledge on Children and Sustainable Development” (2019-2023). Recipient of the scholarships will be enrolled in MPhil in childhood studies that is a two-year master's program at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, NTNU. A committee from NTNU and Addis Ababa University (AAU) will select candidate for the scholarship.

Criteria

  • BA or preferably MA in social sciences from AAU (e.g. sociology, anthropology, social work, education, social psychology, geography, development studies, etc.).
  • Affiliation with AAU (defined as those applicants who have completed their previous degrees from, currently studying in and/or employed by AAU).
  • Gender balance with the view of increasing Ethiopian female student participation in international student mobility.
  • Experience in research and teaching in higher educational institutions, preferably in AAU. Selected students will receive:

Selected students will receive

  • Monthly stipend for two years according to the rate set by the Norwegian State Education and Loan Fund, to cover accommodation and living expenses in Trondheim (August 2020 June 2022).
  • Travel expenses (economy fare, return air ticket Addis Ababa-Trondheim).
  • Travel expenses for fieldwork
  • Visa and resident permit processing fees.

Apply online using NTNU’s application portal (søknadsweb). Deadline: 1 December 2020. Select “NORPART scholarship” from the menu in the application portal.
Information about MPhil in childhood studies, application form, and procedures on how to apply are available here.
For further questions, contact Professor Tatek Abebe, Program Leader of MPhil in Childhood Studies, NTNU.

Courses for Exchange Students

Courses for Exchange Students

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning offers the following courses for exchange students:

Autumn semester

Courses on master's level:

BARN3101 Social Studies of Children and Childhood (7.5 credits)
BARN3202 Methodological Perspectives on Child and Childhood Research (7.5 credits)
BARN3300 Children and Development in the Global South (7.5 credits)
RAD3039 Counselling in Organisations: Process and Development in Coaching, Consulting and Leadership (7.5 credits) Limited number of students.

Courses on bachelor's level:

BARN2001 Children's Rights in a Global Perspective (7.5 credits)
BARN2003 Introductory course to Childhood studies (7.5 credits)
PED1022 Education and the Welfare State (7.5 credits)
PED1023 Body, Mind and Culture: Basic Approaches to Education (7.5 credits)

Spring semester

Courses on master's level:

BARN3201 Methods and Ethics in Childhood Studies (7.5 credits)
BARN3102 Children's Rights (7.5 credits)

All the courses are taught in English.
Information on how to apply.

More information on being an exchange student at NTNU.