Commonwealth Scholarship Organization Announce One-Year Taught Master’s Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, UK
Study Subject: Africa and International Development Studies, Anthropology of Health and Illness, Global Crime, Justice and Security, Global Health and Public Policy, Multi-Level and Regional Politics, South Asia and International Development
Scholarship Description: The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Edinburgh, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. The School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh has three Commonwealth Shared Scholarships to offer for the 2011-2012 academic year. At the University of Edinburgh applications from students studying a one-year taught Master’s degree in one of the following eligible subject areas are considered:
Eligibility: Candidates are normally expected to hold a first degree at either first class or upper second class level. Candidates will normally be under the age of 35 at the time the award begins. Candidates should hold an unconditional offer of admission from the University of Edinburgh before applying for the Scholarship. Candidates must certify that they: (i) Are from a Commonwealth developing country, not at present employed by a government department (either national or local) or a parastatal organisation and not at present living or studying in a developed country; (ii) Have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country; (iii) Are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom; (iv) Agree to return to their own country to work or study as soon as the award ends. DFID requires that the University certify when submitting its shortlist of candidates that they are sufficiently proficient in the English language to cope with the programme of study for which they have applied. This will normally mean that you will have to have satisfied any requirements concerning competence in the English language which are a condition of your offer of admission.
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Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011