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GDI Scholarships for Overseas Applicants at University of Manchester in UK, 2017

Over nine GDI opportunities are available for nationals of DAC-listed least developed countries at University of Manchester. Scholarships provide full tuition fee waivers for on-campus masters programmes starting in September 2017.

Scholarships aim is to create and share knowledge to inform and influence policy makers, organisations and corporations, so that they can make positive changes for people living in poverty.

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The Global Development Institute will build on the University of Manchester’s world-leading reputation for Development Studies research, which has seen us ranked 1st for impact and 2nd for quality in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014, and third in the QS World University Rankings.

Applicants must hold a first class honours bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS (or similar exam), with 6.5 in writing and no other subsections below 6.0.

Course Level: The studentships are offered for pursuing masters programmes.

Study Subject: The studentships are provided within the School of Environment, Education and Development.

2 Development Economics and Public Policy scholarships-MSc Development Economics and Policy and MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management
2 International Development scholarships -MSc International Development, including the following pathways: Development Management; Environment, Climate Change and Development; Globalisation, Trade and Industry; Politics, Governance and Development Policy; Poverty, Inequality and Development; Poverty, Conflict and Reconstruction
1 Human Resource Development scholarship-MSc Human Resources Development (International Development)
1 Development Informatics scholarship-MSc ICT for Development amd MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development
3 Management and Development scholarships-MSc Management and Implementation of Development Projects and MSc Organisational Change and Development

Award: Scholarship provides full tuition fee waivers for on-campus masters programmes.

Eligibility: In order to apply for scholarship, student must follow the given criteria:
-Applicants must already hold an unconditional offer for an eligible Masters programme
-Applicants must be a national of and resident in a DAC-listed least developed, other low-income or lower-middle income country.
-Applicants for international awards must not have previously studied in an OECD country.
-Applicants must hold a first class honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS (or similar exam), with 6.5 in writing and no other subsections below 6.0.

Nationality: Nationals of DAC-listed least developed, other low-income or lower-middle income country can apply.

List of Countries: Afghanistan, Guinea-Bissau, Philippines, Angola, Guyana, Rwanda, Armenia, Haiti, Samoa, Bangladesh, Honduras, Sao Tome and Principe, Benin, India, Senegal, Bhutan, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Bolivia, Kenya, Solomon Islands, Burkina Faso, Kiribati, Somalia, Burundi, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cape Verde, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Sudan, Cameroon, Lesotho, Swaziland, Central African Republic, Liberia, Syrian Arab Republic, Chad, Madagascar, Tajikistan, Comoros, Malawi, Tanzania, Congo, Mali, Timor-Leste, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Togo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Micronesia, Tokelau, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Moldova, Tuvalu, Djibouti, Mongolia, Uganda, Egypt, Morocco, Ukraine, El Salvador, Mozambique, Uzbekistan, Equatorial Guinea, Myanmar, Vanuatu, Eritrea, Nepal, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Gambia, Niger, Yemen, Georgia, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Guatemala and  Papua New Guinea, Guinea and Paraguay.

College Admission Requirement: Applying for a taught master’s course at SEED is a structured, competitive process.  In order for your application to be considered, student needs to provide with the following information:
-completed application form
-A personal statement – visit the Careers Service website for guidance on how to complete your personal statement
-A minimum of one reference – preferably academic
-A copy of your degree certificate for completed Bachelor degree(s)
-Copies of other relevant certification, including Postgraduate degree(s)

English Language Requirement: Applicants must hold an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS (or similar exam), with 6.5 in writing and no other subsections below 6.0.

Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2016

Supporting Material: -Applicants should email a 500-word statement detailing how they will apply their learning to develop a credible career track into development leadership.
-Please send statement to the relevant email address below by clicking on the program name. Please ensure you include your ID number and name of scholarship you are applying for in the subject line.

Award can be taken at: UK

How to Apply: Students can begin completing their online application by visiting the University’s taught master’s page.

Application Form

Application Deadline: application deadline is January 3rd, 2017.

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