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Global Development Leadership Scholarship 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open26-May-2017
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What is Global Development Leadership Scholarship 2017?

The Global Development Institute (GDI) is pleased to announce the availability of nine scholarships for overseas applicants, providing full tuition fee waivers for on-campus Masters programmes commencing in September 2017.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Eligibility for the scholarships is as follows:

  1. Applicants must already hold an unconditional offer for an eligible Masters programme (please see table below for relevant Masters programmes for each scholarship).
  2. Applicants must be a national of and resident in a DAC-listed least developed, other low-income or lower-middle income country. 
  3. Applicants for international scholarships must not have previously studied in an OECD country.
  4. 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.

Scholarship details

Scholarship Name Number of Scholarships Available on the following programmes
Development Economics and Public Policy scholarships
Two MSc Development Economics and Policy
MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management
International Development scholarships
Two 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
Human Resource Development scholarship
One MSc Human Resources Development (International Development)
Development Informatics scholarship
MSc ICTs for Development
MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development
Management and Development scholarships
Three MSc Management and Implementation of Development Projects
MSc Organisational Change and Development


How can you apply ?

Application process

Step 1- Applicants should email a 500-word statement detailing how they will apply their learning to develop a credible career track into development leadership.

Step 2- Please send statement to the relevant email address next to the scholarship name.

Step 3- Please ensure you include your ID number and name of scholarship you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications for September 2017 will be 26 May 2017, but earlier application is advisable.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within four weeks of the deadline.

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