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Global Development Institute (GDI) Merit Awards

The Global Development Institute (GDI) is pleased to announce the availability of six full scholarships for academically excellent professionals studying a GDI campus-based master’s course commencing in September 2018.

Global Development Institute (GDI) students

The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses, flights to the UK, and visas.

It is not necessary to have an academic offer of admission to apply for the scholarship. There is no advantage or disadvantage to having an academic offer.

If you are selected for the scholarship you will be automatically admitted for the course of your choice.

Eligibility

  • You are a resident citizen of Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia, and have not previously studied outside Africa.
  • You hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum classification of second class honours upper division (2:1) or its international equivalent.
  • You have at least three years of relevant post-graduation work experience (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work).
  • You have a clear idea of how studying in Manchester will benefit both your 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
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), with a C in English
  • Tanzanian National Examination, with a C in English
  • General Certificate of Education (issued by the Examinations Council of Zambia), with a 6 in English.

IELTS results must be dated 18/09/2016 or later and the school qualifications above must be dated 18/09/2011 or later in order to be accepted.

Please be aware that this is a competitive scholarship scheme, and eligibility does not guarantee an award.

How to apply

The closing date for applications for September 2018 is Friday 27 April 2018, but earlier application is advisable. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applications should be submitted using the online application form:

You will be required to submit the following supporting documents.

  • Copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
  • Two written references (one academic and one professional), signed by the referee and on official headed paper.
  • Your CV.
  • Copies of English Language Certification (eg IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report).

Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within a month of the deadline. Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend a Skype interview.

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Additional information

Six scholarships are available across our GDI courses.

One scholarship will be allocated to each of the four subject areas below, with the remaining two scholarships to be decided by the selection committee.

Development Economics and Public Policy

  • MSc Development Economics and Policy
  • MSc Development Finance
  • MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management

Development Informatics

  • MSc Human Resource Development (International Development)
  • MSc ICT for Development
  • MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development

Management and Development

  • MSc Human Resources Management (International Development)
  • MSc Management and Implementation of Development Projects
  • MSc Organisational Change and Management

Social Development

  • MSc International Development
  • MSc International Development: Development Management
  • MSc International Development: Environment, Climate Change and Development
  • MSc International Development: Globalisation, Trade and Industry
  • MSc International Development: Politics, Governance and Development Policy
  • MSc International Development: Poverty, Conflict and Reconstruction
  • MSc International Development: Poverty, Inequality and Development