Global Development Institute (GDI) Merit Awards

Type of award

Scholarship

Managing department

School of Environment, Education and Development

Value

The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses, flights to the UK, and visas.

Specified use

The Global Development Institute is pleased to announce the availability of six full scholarships for academically excellent professionals studying a GDI campus-based master's course commencing in September 2018. The scholarship covers the tuition fees, living expenses, flights to the UK and visas.

Tenable period

1 year

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

6

Funding provider

Global Development Institute

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate taught

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Development Studies
  • International Development

Academic requirements

  • You hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum classification of second class honours upper division (2:1) or its international equivalent.
  • You have at least three years of relevant post-graduation work experience (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work).
  • You have a clear idea of how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.
  • You must also hold one of the following English tests:

    • an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS, with 6.5 in writing and no other subsections below 6.0
    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), with a C in English
    • Tanzanian National Examination, with a C in English
    • General Certificate of Education (issued by the Examinations Council of Zambia), with a 6 in English.

    Please be aware that this is a competitive scholarship scheme, and eligibility does not guarantee an award.

    Nationality restrictions

    This funding is available to students from:

    • Ethiopia
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Tanzania, United Republic of
    • Zambia

    Other eligibility criteria

    You are a resident citizen of Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia, and have not previously studied outside Africa.

    Application procedure

    All applications should be submitted using the online application form.

    Application form

    You will be required to submit the following supporting documents.

    • Copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
    • Two written references (one academic and one professional), signed by the referee and on official headed paper.
    • A personal statement detailing how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.
    • Your CV.
    • Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report.

    Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within a month of the deadline.

    Selection criteria

    Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend a Skype interview.

    Closing date

    The closing date for applications for September 2018 is Friday 27 April 2018, but earlier application is advisable. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Additional information

    Six scholarships are available across our GDI courses. One scholarship will be allocated to each of the main four subject areas in GDI, with the remaining two scholarships to be decided by the selection committee.  Please click here for more information about the master's courses offered in each subject area.

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