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Multiple Scholarships for development for low income countries

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia and from a number of external schemes.
Please Note:  International students should approach their local British Council for information on local funding. The level of competition for most of the awards mentioned here is extremely high and candidates are usually assessed on past, and potential, academic performance. If you will require a grant in order to undertake your studies, your application should be made as early in the year as possible. Applications received after March cannot be considered for most scholarships.
School of International Development Scholarships for Japanese StudentsInternational Development Excellence Scholarships £3,000 fees awards may be offered to up to two applicants from Japan on the basis of academic excellence and their personal statement.
Eligibility: Japanese students.
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2013

Lord Walston Scholarship

One Lord Walston Scholarship may be available, on the basis of academic excellence, for applicants from Africa who are working in natural resource based projects (agriculturalist/natural resource) applying for a place on the MA Agriculture and Rural Development, the MSc Environment and International Development or the MSc Climate Change and International Development. The Scholarship covers Full Fees and Maintenance (living expenses).
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2013.
Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the Schools English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. One award may be available to candidates, under 35 years old, from a developing Commonwealth country who have been offered a place on an advanced taught course. The School is able to nominate one student per year for this scholarship. All candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination and the appropriate application forms are automatically sent to the student selected. Students already studying in the developed countries are not eligible; neither are employees of government or parastatal bodies. The award includes Full Fees, Maintenance and Travel costs.
Eligibility: International students from developing Commonwealth countries.
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination and the appropriate application forms are automatically sent to the student selected.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2013.  Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the Schools English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department. Please refer to for further details.

3ie Scholarship

One 3ie scholarship is available for applicants from less developed countries who apply for a place on the Msc Impact Evaluation for International Development. The Scholarship covers £3,000 of the course tuition fee and one return economy flight.
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School has made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2013
Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the Schools English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department.

Marshal Papworth Scholarship

Up to 5 Marshal Papworth Scholarships may be available, on the basis of academic excellence, for applicants from developing countries working in natural resource based projects (agriculturalist/natural resource) applying for a place on the MA Agriculture and Rural Development, the MSc Development Economics, the MSc Environment and International Development, the MSc Water Security and International Development and the MSc Climate Change and International Development.  The Scholarship varies from £12,000 to £17,000 as determined by the Marshal Papworth committee. For further details please visit
Eligibility: International students from developing countries working within certain conditions (see above).
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for this award. The School nominated student will be sent the appropriate application forms.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2013.  Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the Schools English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department.

School of International Development Internal Bursaries

All UEA Undergraduates who successfully register to progress on to any of our International Development Masters courses are eligible to receive a 20% Fees Award. Please contact pgt.dev.admiss@uea.ac.uk for further information.
Eligibility: Home/EU/International students.
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.

Other scholarships available to International students

General (Non-UK Residents)

Students planning to come to Britain to study should seek information from their own Ministry of Education and from the nearest British Council Office, British Embassy or British High Commission. Students already in the UK can obtain information from their own Embassy or High Commission and the British Council regional or London offices. Further information on funding may be obtained from the UK Council for Overseas Students Affairs.

 

World Council of Churches

Candidates who are directly engaged in church service, or community service, or who have previous theological education may be eligible to apply for a World Council of Churches scholarship. Candidates should normally have had some working experience related to their proposed field of study. Applications should be made through a candidates local church or church-related organisation a WCC application form is made available by the National Correspondent only after local selection has taken place. Further details may be obtained directly from the World Council of Churches Scholarship Secretary, 150 Route de Ferney, PO Box 66, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
How to apply: All eligible candidates should apply directly to the World Council of Churches.
Deadline for Applications: 30 April 2013.

Africa Educational Trust

The Africa Educational Trust has been assisting African students in the UK since 1958. All grants and scholarship programmes have specific criteria for eligibility. Please see the Africa Educational Trust scholarship website for further information.
Eligibility: International students from Africa working within certain conditions (see above).
How to apply: Please see website (above).

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. Scholarships can be offered annually by the UK to commonwealth citizens resident in a Commonwealth country other than Britain itself. Awards are for university postgraduate study or research, and are administered by the Department for International Development.
Eligibility: International students from a Commonwealth country.
How to apply: Candidates must apply through the appropriate agency in their country of normal residence.
Deadline for applications: Please refer to for details.

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