Wednesday, March 26, 2014

University of London Distance Learning Commonwealth Scholarships

For the 2015 study year a total of 10 scholarships are available for resident nationals of either Sierra Leone or Rwanda to take the CeDEP MSc in Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice programme by distance learning.
The scholarships are awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom and will cover full course fees.

Key Features of the Programme
  • Nine modules taught by self-directed study through specially written study guides and selected readings, supported by online tutors
  • Completion between 3 and 5 years.
  • Study time: To complete in three years, 15-17 hours per week throughout each 30 week study year.
  • Assessment is by examination (80%) and assignments (20%)
  • Examinations taken in exam centres in Sierra Leone or Rwanda

Application Process
  1. Applicants must apply through the Commonwealth Scholarship Electronic Application System (EAS).
  2. In addition applicants must complete our normal admissions procedures using our online application form. You should indicate on the form (under item 16) that you have applied for a Commonwealth Scholarship.
To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, applicants need:
  • To be both resident and national of either Sierra Leone or Rwanda
  • A good and relevant undergraduate degree (ideally 2:1 or better) supported by valid certificates
  • Relevant work experience in the development sector or a clear commitment to pursuing a career in this sector  
  • A high level of English Proficiency equivalent to a score of 7.0 in the IELTS test, or a score of 600 in the TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) or 100+ in the internet-based test (with 25+ in writing)

Deadline for application is 31st May 2014.

For more information and application please visit the University of London Distance Learning Commonwealth Scholarships page.

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