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ISS Dreilinden Master Scholarship for LGBTI Activists at Erasmus University in Netherlands, 2018-2019

­The German NGO Dreilinden gGmbH is offering Dreilinden Scholarship for LGBTI activists to pursue MA programme. The selected applicants will participate in the 2018/2019 ISS MA Programme in Development Studies, major Social Policy for Development (SPD).

It is designed for those wishing to start or continue their professional careers in the area of development.

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Situated in The Hague, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) is an international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science. It brings together students and teachers from the Global South and the North in a European environment.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MA programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in Development Studies, major Social Policy for Development (SPD).
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers all study-related expenditures, including the fee, travel, lodging, and meals, for the whole 15.5 month study period (1 September 2018 – 20 December 2019).

International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University invites applications on the following three topics:

  • How are inequalities based on sexuality (re)produced in school, the labour market, and the institutions (laws, social norms) that govern these spheres of life?
  • How do ‘western’ identity categories (LGBT) relate to the actual experiences and identities of people in different parts of the world, including migrants, in relation to sexuality, and what (problematic) effects do they have in terms of who is included and excluded, what are the conditions of inclusion (and who has the power to define those).
  • How is sexual diversity understood (or not) in development policy and how does that change local discourses on sexuality or does it influence social movements around sexual diversity?
  • Nationality: Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country and have a documented background in work for human/labour rights for LGBTI persons and/or social movements for sexual diversity.

MA programme

Academic background Bachelors degree in one of the social sciences or equivalent, comprising at least three years studies at a recognized university or institute of higher education.
Applicants must have obtained at least class 2.2 (Lower Second), B or equivalent, but preferably class 2.1 (Upper Second), B+ or equivalent.
Work experience Professional experience relevant to the Major which the applicant wishes to study is normally expected and is a preference for admission.
Knowledge of English TOEFL score:

  • for the paper test (PBT) 580;
  • for the computer-based test (CBT) 237;
  • for the internet test (IBT) 92

Please note that we do not accept TOEFL ITP.
score: 6.5 overall for the Academic Test
ISS does not require a language certificate from native English speakers from the following countries:
Australia, Botswana, Canada, Cameroon (English-speaking region), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda (English-speaking region), South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Other Applicants from India with a BA degree from a four or five star university, as determined by the NAAC are admissible. Other Indian applicants, as well as applicants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan are required to have an MA degree.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: To apply, you should first apply to the ISS MA programme. Only when you are admitted to the ISS, in the major Social Policy for Development, you are eligible for the Dreilinden Fellowship. You can send in your application for the Dreilinden Fellowship to Dr Wendy Harcourt, via e-mail at Harcourt-at-iss.nl. Your application should consist of the following three elements:

  •  motivation letter, engaging with one or more of the three topics mentioned above
  •  your CV
  • the admission letter for the 2018-2019 MA programme (SPD) from the ISS

Please ensure that you provide evidence of your own LGBTI activism, because that is a requirement of the scholarship

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