Global Development Institute (GDI) Merit Awards
The Global Development Institute (GDI) Merit Awards are scholarships for academically excellent professionals studying a GDI campus-based master’s course.
They typically cover tuition fees, living expenses, flights to the UK, and visas.
Applicants are usually required to:
- be a resident citizen of Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia, and have not previously studied outside Africa.
- hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum classification of second class honours upper division (2:1) 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 your career and the wider community.
Applicants are also required to 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.
Six scholarships are typically available across GDI courses. One scholarship is allocated to each of the four subject areas below, with the remaining two scholarships decided by the selection committee.
- MSc Development Economics and Policy
- MSc Development Finance
- MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management
- MSc Human Resource Development (International Development)
- MSc ICT for Development
- MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development
- MSc Human Resources Management (International Development)
- MSc Management and Implementation of Development Projects
- MSc Organisational Change and Management
- 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