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Friday, 21 May 2010

Edinburgh Global Development Academy Master’s Scholarships, UK

The University of Edinburgh will offer 2 full Master’s scholarships for students from less developed countries and 2 partial Master’s scholarships for UK/EU students for eligible Master’s programmes offered by the University.


Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following Global Development Academy programmes:



* MSc Africa and International Development
* MSc Environment and Development
* MSc Science, Technology and International Development
* MSc Multilevel and Regional Politics

Each full scholarship will cover the overseas rate of tuition fee, a maintenance allowance of £10,000 and return flights. Each partial scholarship will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition fee only.

Eligibility


The full scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto an eligible Global Development Academy programme at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the the following countries: See the list

Countries listed above are defined as least developed nations by the United Nations Composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings.


Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

Application Procedure

Candidates should have applied for postgraduate admission and received an offer of admission on one of the Global Development Academy programmes before making an application for an Edinburgh Global Development Academy Master's Scholarship.

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

Completed application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 31 May 2010.

Selection Procedure

A Selection Committee will meet in late June 2010 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced by the end of June 2010.

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