University of Manchester Global Development Institute (GDI) Masters Scholarships 2019/2020 for African Countries

The Global Development Institute (GDI) is pleased to announce the availability of six scholarships for overseas applicants, for on-campus Masters programmes commencing in September 2019.

Application Deadline: 31st March 2019 at 5pm (GMT)..

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Residents of Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe, who have not previously studied outside Africa.

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To be taken at (country): UK

About the Award: The Global Development Institute is where critical thinking meets social justice. Researchers at the Global Development Institute are addressing some of the biggest challenges the world faces, from inequality and the politics of development to globalisation. We strive to address specific problems and make an impact in the real world. Cutting-edge insights from our research are incorporated in our postgraduate teaching and many of our 10,000 alumni become development leaders. For the last 60 years, The University of Manchester has been at the forefront of Development Studies and The Global Development Institute continues to drive forward new ideas promoting sustainable development and social justice for all.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Eligibility for the scholarships is as follows:

  • be a resident citizen of Ghana, Kenya, Zambia or Zimbabwe and have not previously studied outside Africa;
  • hold a bachelor’s degree with a First Class Honours (1st) classification or its international equivalent;
  • have at least three years of relevant post-graduation work experience (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work);
  • have a clear idea of how studying in Manchester will benefit both their 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.
  • West African Education Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with a B3 or above.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), with a B in English.
  • General Certificate of Education (issued by the Examinations Council of Zambia), with a 4 in English.

Selection: Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within four weeks of the deadline.

Number of Awardees: 6

Value of Scholarship: The scholarship covers the tuition fees, living expenses, flights to the UK and visa costs.

Duration of Scholarship: 1 year

How to Apply: All applications should be submitted using the online application form:

You will be required to submit the following supporting documents.

  • two up-to-date signed references (one academic and one professional).
  • References must be on letter headed paper. References do not need to be sent confidentially and there is no fixed format;
  • degree certificate(s) and transcript(s) showing the subjects you have taken and the grades achieved. Temporary copies or certificates of graduation will suffice for this application);
  • English language test certificate;
  • up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV);
  •  a 500-word personal statement detailing how studying at the University of Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.

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Award Provider: University of Manchester

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