Study in UK
Deadline: 6th June 2018
The Department of Health Sciences has been awarded 5 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSCUK) for students joining either the online MSc International Humanitarian Affairs, MA Public Policy and Management, MSc International Humanitarian Affairs, or MPA Public Administration – International Development, commencing their studies in September 2018. The Commonwealth Scholarships are administered by CSCUK, working as the UK arm of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). The awards themselves are funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). The CSFP are working towards partnerships between developed and developing countries aimed at combining academic excellence with the desire to make a real difference in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Scholarships are available to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:
- a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person
- permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases
- are working in or with public organisations, including NGO’s, aid agencies and local/national government departments, and can demonstrate throughout their application that they are working towards the Sustainable Development Goals
- can dedicate at least 15 hours each week to their studies with a number of study sessions being over 2 hours in length
- meet the University Entry Requirements for the programme (see the ‘Entry requirements’ on course web page).
How to apply
Scholarship applicants must hold an offer of a place at the University of York on the programme. Details of how to apply to the university are contained on the programme page linked below.
The scholarship application will ask you to provide an email address for a referee. When you submit your application to the EAS your referee will be contacted to ask them to provide and upload a reference. We receive a huge volume of applications for these awards and therefore will only consider those applications supported by a reference at the closing date (31st May) so please submit your application at least 1 week before the deadline to allow your referee time to write their letter. Applicants are responsible to follow up with their referees to ensure letters are submitted.