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Monday, March 25, 2013

Enhanced 5-year Leverhulme Trust PhD Studentships at the University of Kent

University of Kent -Centre for the Political Economies of International Commerce

The Centre for the Political Economies of International Commerce within the School of History at the University of Kent will offer two enhanced PhD studentships to work as part of a Leverhulme Grant team over five years. The team will be lead by Dr Will Pettigrew. This team will examine the seventeenth century histories of England’s overseas trade companies in their domestic and global settings. For more information about the proposed project see:
The studentships are available to UK, EU, and non-EU students and will cover tuition fees plus a maintenance bursary of £13,590 per year as well as a substantial research budget and participation in a series of international conferences from 2013 to 2018. Subject to satisfactory progress these studentships will convert into two-year post-doctoral research fellowships at an appreciably higher salary.
Applications should consist of:
  • An up-to-date CV
  • A covering letter explaining your interest in the project and the contribution you would make to the research team (including a statement about your proposed research project). This letter must include the applicant's full name, address, telephone number and email address
  • A response  (of up to 500 words) to the following question: What can the history of England’s overseas trading corporations teach us about world history in the seventeenth century?
  • A response (of up to 500 words) to the following question: How might the team format for this grant (to include 1 lecturer, 2 post-doctoral fellows, 2 Phd students, and a part-time administrator) best secure a lasting return on the Leverhulme Trust’s large (£820,000) investment in this project?
  • Applicants should ensure that two academic referees reach the School of History at Kent by the deadline
  • Applicants must also make separate application to the PhD programme at Kent for entry in September 2013. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for further details.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications (including application to the PhD programme) is 28 March 2013. Interviews will be held in Canterbury on 10 April. Informal enquiries about the studentships and the project may be made to Dr Will Pettigrew: Completed application forms should be sent by email to Juliette Dack: via the Apply button below.

The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

Where to do GMAT Test

GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
3. Or this number +62-213159225

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