The University has a number of awards for UK/EU and overseas candidates starting a one-year Masters programme in 2015, some of which are region- and country-specific scholarships. Interested candidates are strongly urged to apply. See the Postgraduate Prospectus - scholarships page.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc scholarship in Governance and State-building.
The International Development Department is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to undertake the MSc in Governance and State-building, followed by a six-month internship at IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London with a full scholarship. Applicants must have the equivalent of a first class UK bachelors degree and be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa. More information about the Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholarship.
Applications must be received through the University online application system, accessed via www.birmingham.ac.uk by the 18th May 2015.
In addition to the normal University requirements for supporting documents, candidates must also upload a 500 word statement and CV. This statement should set out why the applicant is the best candidate for the scholarship.
Candidates must also send an email to Mrs Debra Beard (email@example.com) informing IDD of their wish to be considered for the scholarship. Please include ‘Mo Ibrahim Scholarship’ in the subject line of the email.
Bursaries for IDD on-campus taught masters programmes - applications for 2015/16
In 2015-16, IDD will award up to two bursaries to UK / EU applicants to cover up to 50% of the successful applicants' tuition fees. Selection will be based on academic merit. If you wish to be considered for a bursary, please state this on your postgraduate application form and also submit:
A covering letter outlining why you are applying and why you should be selected as a bursary recipient
Two references (at least one of the referees should be able to comment on academic performance). Please note that if you already have an offer of a place on one of the International Development Department programmes, you do not need to re-send these references.
A short essay, maximum 1500 words, on a topic of your choice related to poverty reduction, development, governance or public sector management
If you have already applied for a postgraduate course at IDD but wish to considered for the scholarship, there is no need to complete another application form. Please send your CV, a covering letter, two references and essay. Remember to clearly state your name and which course you have applied for.
Applications should be received by IDD’s postgraduate office by 18 May 2015.
Debra Beard - Postgraduate Admissions Manager Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5034, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bursaries for IDD degrees by research
The University has a number of awards for UK/EU and overseas candidates starting a one-year Masters programme in 2015 and for PhD study, some of which are region- and country-specific scholarships. Interested candidates are strongly urged to apply. More information on the Scholarships and grants page.