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Global Development Scholarships at University of Queensland, Australia

Application Deadline: 1st November 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the University of Queensland Master of Leadership in Global Development Scholarship for Developing Countries. Interested students should see the details below.

Study in Australia: 2018 QAAFI Postgraduate Scholarship Program at University of Queensland

University of Queensland Master of Leadership in Global Development Scholarship Details and FAQs

The Institute for Social Science Research may award one scholarship in a year on the recommendation of the Head. The value of the scholarship is $38,528 (indexed annually) to cover full tuition fees for the MLGD program for the year for which it is held.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support international students from low to middle income countries with demonstrated frontline experience of working on development projects. Applicants must have a stated desire and purpose to bring frontline learning to higher levels of aid organisations and development policy arenas. Applicants must have been educationally disadvantaged as a result of their financial circumstances.

This scholarship is for applicants to the Master of Leadership in Global Development postgraduate coursework program, commencing in 2019.

When is the application deadline?

1st November 2018

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Low and middle Income countries

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?

An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant:

  1. submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications; and
  2. is an overseas student within the meaning of the UQ Fee Rules; and
  3. has an existing application with UQ for the MLGD program and meets all entry requirements for the program – conditional on earning the MicroMasters® credential.

What are the selection criteria?

The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit and need as demonstrated by

  1. frontline experience working on development projects;
  2. educational disadvantage experienced as a result of financial circumstances;
  3. interest in a continued career in the development sector;
  4. personal qualities, including leadership potential, community service and engagement; and
  5. any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future success in the development profession.

How many scholarship awards are available?

Not specified

What are the benefits of the award?

$38,000 (approximate)to cover full tuition fees

What is the duration of the program?

1 year

How to Apply for the Global Development Scholarships at University of Queensland

Applicants must complete an application form and submit this to issr@uq.edu.au by the closing date.

THE MLGD International Scholarship Application Form [PDF]

Program Webpage

About the University of Queensland (UQ)

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a research university primarily located in Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane. As one of Australia’s leading universities, UQ is consistently ranked first for business administration, mining engineering and life sciences in Australasia. UQ also admits the majority of its state’s top achievers. The main campus occupies much of the riverside inner suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane central business district. Other UQ campuses and facilities are located throughout Queensland, the largest of which are the Gatton campus and the Herston medical school. UQ’s overseas establishments include the Brunei Clinical School and the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States.

Founded in 1909 by the state parliament, UQ is one of Australia’s oldest universities colloquially known as a sandstone university. The University of Queensland is a founding member of online higher education consortium edX, Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight, and the global Universitas 21 network.

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