University of York Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships in UK, 2018

The University of York has been awarded 10 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSCUK) for 10 students.

The University of York is a research-intensive plate glass university located in the city of York, England. Established in 1963, the campus university has expanded to more than thirty departments and centres, covering a wide range of subjects

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Masters Degree courses at University of York.
  • Study Subject: Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSCUK) for students joining either the online Masters in Public Policy and Management or the Masters of Public Administration – International Development, commencing their studies in September 2018.
  • Scholarship Award: The awards themselves are funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).
  • Number of Scholarships: 10 scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: Developing commonwealth countries
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Students from following developing commonwealth countries can apply for these scholarships.
    List of Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British), Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entrance Requirements: Scholarships are available to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:
    • a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person
    • permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
    • hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases
    • are working in or with public organisations, including NGO’s, aid agencies and local/national government departments, and can demonstrate throughout their application that they are working towards the Sustainable Development Goals
    • can dedicate at least 15 hours each week to their studies with a number of study sessions being over 2 hours in length
    • meet the University Entry Requirements for the programme (see the ‘Entry requirements’ on each course web page)
  • English Language Requirements: If they’re a non-native English speaking applicant they must provide evidence of their English language ability.

International Scholarships

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Scholarship applicants must hold an offer of a place at the University of York on one of the two specified programmes.  Please do not apply to both programmes, a choice needs to be made at the point of application for one or the other. Details of how to apply to the university are contained on the programme pages linked above. When you hold an offer, please complete the scholarship application.  Full instructions for the Electronic Application System (EAS) are contained on the Scholarship Commission’s website:  Apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship. The scholarship application will ask you to provide an email address for a referee.  When you submit your application to the EAS your referee will be contacted to ask them to provide and upload a reference.  We receive a huge volume of applications for these awards and therefore will only consider those applications supported by a reference by our closing date (31st May) so please submit your application at least 1 week before the deadline to allow your referee time to write their letter.  Applicants are responsible to follow up with their referees to ensure letters are submitted.  Important Note: The scholarship website mentions that applications are open until 20th June however if you wish to study these University of York programmes you must have a University offer and complete your scholarship application by 31st May in order to meet our short-listing timetable.  Applications which arrive after 31st May 2018 will not be considered.

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