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Global Development Institute


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The Global Development Institute offers an array of funding opportunities, including strategic use of our own resources.

GDI Scholarships UK/EU

The Global Development Institute is pleased to announce the availability of five scholarships for UK/EU applicants, providing full tuition fee waivers for on-campus Masters programmes commencing in September 2017.

Eligibility for the scholarships is as follows:

  1. Applicants must already hold an unconditional offer for an eligible Masters programme (please check the box below for information on scholarships available for your Master’s programme).
  2. Applicants must hold a First Class honours first degree or equivalent, and an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS (or similar exam), with 6.5 in writing and no other subsections below 6.0 (except applicants from the UK and Ireland).

How to apply

  • Applicants should email a 500-word statement detailing how they will apply their learning to develop a credible career track into development leadership.
  • Please send your statement to the relevant email address below by clicking on the scholarship name. Please ensure you include your ID number and name of scholarship you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications for September 2017 will be 30 June 2017, but earlier application is advisable.

Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within a month of the deadline.

Scholarship details

Development Economics and Public Policy scholarship

Number of scholarships: 1

Available on the following programmes:

  • MSc Development Economics and Policy
  • MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management

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International Development scholarships

Number of scholarships: 3

Available on the following programmes:

MSc International Development, including the following pathways:

  • Development Management
  • Environment, Climate Change and Development
  • Globalisation, Trade and Industry
  • Politics, Governance and Development Policy
  • Poverty, Inequality and Development
  • Poverty, Conflict and Reconstruction


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Management and Development scholarship

Number of scholarships: 1

Available on the following programmes:

  • MSc ICT for Development
  • MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development MSc
  • MSc Human Resources Management (International Development)

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 *You are eligible to apply for these scholarships if your offer letter confirms your tuition fee status as ‘Home/EU’, even if you do not hold a UK or EU passport.