Master's Scholarships for Developing Country Students - Cardiff University [UK]

The MSc International Planning and Development, Cardiff University, is offering one award for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, starting in September 2009. Candidates must be nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, should have a first class or high upper second degree, and professional experience of at least one year. A standard in English language of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent will be required from students whose first language is not English. Preference will be given to candidates from lower income countries.

More details are available from Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Shared Scholarships Scheme.

In addition to the normal application requirements,

  1. Candidates must certify in writing that:
    a. they are nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country;
    b. have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
    c. are not at present employed by a national Government department or parastatal organisation;
    d. are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom;
    e. will return to their home country as soon as their awards ends.
  2. Candidates will asked to provide a statement supported either by their Head of Department (if in academic study) or Employer (if in employment) to say that they would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK.

Deadline for applications - 30th April 2009

Further Scholarship Information and Application