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University of Manchester Global Development Institute Masters Scholarships

Applications are currently ongoing for the University of Manchester Global Development Institute (GDI) Masters Scholarships for African Countries. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

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University of Manchester Masters Scholarship Details and FAQs

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.

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.

When is the application deadline?

31st March 2019 at 5pm (GMT)..

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?


Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

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

In which host country will the awardees be studying?


What is the category of this opportunity?


How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship? 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.

How are selections made?

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

How many scholarship awards are available?


What are the benefits of the scholarship?

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

What is the duration of the scholarship?

1 year

How to Apply for the Programme:

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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