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J-PAL/Hewlett Foundation Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) MicroMasters Scholarships for African Learners 2018

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With support from the Hewlett Foundation, J-PAL is offering scholarships for learners from sub-Saharan Africa to participate in the online MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) classes free of charge in the fall 2018 semester. Scholarships are open to new and existing MicroMasters learners born in sub-Saharan Africa.

Application Deadline: 27th August 2018

Eligible Countries: sub-Saharan African countries

To be taken at (country): Online

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Scholarships are open to new and existing MicroMasters learners born in sub-Saharan Africa.

Number of scholarships: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Learners selected for a scholarship will receive a coupon to complete a MicroMasters in DEDP course of their choice for free and receive all the perks of being a paid learner, including participation in a proctored exam to earn the course completion certificate, access to community and job forums, and direct communication with program and teaching staff.

How to Apply: The fall 2018 semester begins September 11, 2018. To apply for a scholarship, complete the three steps below:

  1. Create an edX profile, if you do not have one already, at:
    https://courses.edx.org/register.
  2. Create a MicroMasters profile, if you do not have one already, at:
    https://micromasters.mit.edu/dedp/.
  3. Complete and submit the application form below. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their answers, so take time to carefully consider and read through each response before submitting the form.

Visit scholarship webpage for details 

Award Provider: J-PAL, Hewlett Foundation

Important Notes: Of note: During this round of the program, scholarship recipients who complete the online course in this fall 2018 semester will be awarded a second scholarship to take another MicroMasters course in the spring 2019 semester.

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