A university is offering scholarships for you to do absolutely nothing

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by laferney, Aug 30, 2020.

Loading...
  1. laferney

    laferney Member

    A university is offering scholarships for you to do absolutely nothing

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/29/europe/university-scholarships-for-doing-nothing-trnd/index.html#:~:text=A%20university%20is%20offering%20scholarships%20for%20you%20to%20do%20absolutely%20nothing,-By%20Francesca%20Giuliani&text=The%20University%20of%20Fine%20Arts,be%20awarded%20a%20%241%2C900%20stipend.
    A German university is soliciting submissions for just that, and three people will be awarded a $1,900 stipend.

    On Wednesday, The University of Fine Arts in Hamburg announced a call for applications for their "Scholarships for Doing Nothing," between now and September 15.

    see website below for details.
    or
    https://www.insider.com/win-scholarship-doing-nothing-university-germany-hamburg-2020-8


    I won't be applying -that's the best do nothing i can think of.
     
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Oh, I'd apply... I'm sure I could think of something - I mean some kind of nothing. But I'm ....just....too....lazy. Nap time - - -zzzz.
     
  3. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!


    From my last day job, I can tell with fervor that doing nothing is ... completely overrated. :)
    Won't apply.


    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

  5. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    Wait, is that DBA a Spanish Doctorado? That is so cheap! I assume it's the doctorate version of the titulo propio.
     
  6. I think so. Still, I want it but don't have the money :-(
     
  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I dug a bit further.

    "El alumno tiene la opción de solicitarla la obtención de la doble titulación que ofrece la prestigiosa Universidad de San Miguel." Means roughly:

    You can get 2 diplomas - one from Campus Universitario Europeo and one from Universidad de San Miguel. Doesn't say if propio or not. I bet it is. After my nap, I might check. You can get same deal - same price on a PhD, so I doubt if either will get you anything like RA here, or what your local NARIC or equivalent might say in Europe.
     
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    To me, this is a funny-looking setup. And I hope "setup" isn't the operative word. They have ads for courses from housekeeping aide to PhD on the same page. Same format you expect of a low-buck non-degree correspondence / home study school.

    I see more "red lights" here than I remember at a late 1800s Natchez, Mississippi house of ill repute... but for a different reason, of course.
     
  9. Might still buy it though. As long as I can call myself doctor after the course, I couldn't care less about it's quality to be honest :-/
     

Share This Page