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Global Development Institute Distance Learning Awards (January 2019 entry)

Type of award


Managing department

School of Environment, Education and Development


Full Tuition Fee Waiver

Specified use

The award is a tuition fee waiver only and there is no cash alternative

Tenable period

For the duration of study

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

The Global Development Institute is pleased to announce the availability of 2 tuition fee waivers for academically excellent professionals studying either MSc Human Resource Management and Development (International Development) or MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development (Distance Learning).

1 tuition fee waiver is available for each programme. 

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:

  • Part-time distance learning

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Development Studies
  • Human Resources
  • International Development

Academic requirements

Academic Requirement

Applicants must hold a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent and not previously studied in an OECD country

English Language Requirement 

Applicants must hold an English language certificate equivalent to an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in any other component. 

We will not require additional evidence of English language from applicants of a UKVI defined majority English speaking country.  

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to international students.

Other eligibility criteria

Professional Experience

Applicants must currently be in employment with a minimum of three years relevant work experience. 

Eligible Countries

You must be a national of and resident in one of the listed Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Commonwealth Small States:

Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, The Gambia; Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu; Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

Application procedure

Applications are open to prospective applicants of our MSc Human Resource Management and Development (International Development) and our MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development (Distance Learning) programmes only. 

To apply candidates must submit a 500 word statement detailing how they will apply their learning to develop a credible career track into development leadership. Candidates must submit the following documents at the time of application: 

  • Degree Certificate
  • Degree Transcripts 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 1 x Professional Reference
  • 1 x Academic Reference
  • English language certificate

Candidates are not required to hold an academic offer of a place on their chosen course at the time of application.

Applications must be submitted through the online application form .

Application form

Closing date

02 Jan 2019

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2 January 2019. Late applications cannot be considered.

Deferral information

Offers cannot be deferred

Contact details for enquiries

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