Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Masters of Public Administration - International Development Commonwealth Scholarships 2014

The University of York has been awarded 10 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSCUK) for students joining the online Masters of Public Administration - International Development programme, commencing their studies in September 2014.

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:
  • have not previously had the opportunity to study at post-graduate level
  • are living and working in developing countries of the Commonwealth
  • 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 Millennium 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
  • the CSC also requires that students from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Mozambique, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Rwanda provide evidence of their competence in English by means of an overall academic IELTS score of no less than 6.5.  Any candidates who do not fulfil this requirement will be deemed ineligible.  The CSC consider an IELTS certificate to be valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

The degree programme
The Online Masters of Public Administration - International Development programme is a 3 year flexible, highly interactive, well supported programme that is directly relevant to the aims of the Millennium Development Goals. Students will find that they are part of a lively international learning community.

Closing date is 21st April 2014.

For more information and application please visit the Masters of Public Administration - International Development Commonwealth Scholarships page.

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