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MSc Scholarship for Developing Countries at University of Queensland 2018 – Australia

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support international students from low to middle income countries with demonstrated frontline experience of working on development projects. Applicants must have a stated desire and purpose to bring frontline learning to higher levels of aid organisations and development policy arenas. Applicants must have been educationally disadvantaged as a result of their financial circumstances.

This scholarship is for applicants to the Master of Leadership in Global Development postgraduate coursework program, commencing in 2018.

Eligible Countries: Low and middle Income countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Australia

Type: Masters

Eligibility Criteria: 

An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant –

  1. Has an existing application with UQ for the MLGD and meets all entry requirements for the program – conditional on earning the MicroMasters® credential; and
  2. Submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications; and
  3. Is an international student within the meaning of the Fee Rules.

Incomplete applications and applications not meeting the eligibility requirements will not be considered.

Selection Criteria: 

  1. The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –
    1. Demonstrated frontline experience working on development projects
    2. Educational disadvantage experienced as a result of financial circumstances;
    3. Demonstrated interest in a continued career in the development sector;
    4. Personal qualities, including leadership potential, community service and engagement; and
    5. Any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s futursuccess in the development profession
  2. For the selection process, the Head must establish a Selection Committee, comprising –
    1. The Head, or nominee, as Chair of the Committee; and
    2. The Program Director of the MLGD program; and
    3. One member of the university’s academic staff who is currently teaching into the program.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: $36,688.  The value of the scholarship is $36,688 (indexed annually) to cover EITHER

  • Scholarship A) full tuition fees for the MLGD program for the year for which it is held OR
  • Scholarship B) a Living Allowance, Visa application fees, a Travel & Establishment grant, Standard Overseas Student Health (OSHC) cover and the UQ Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Duration of Program: 

Method of Application: 

  • Applicants must complete an application form and submit this to issr@uq.edu.au by the closing date.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6th November 2017

Award Providers: University of Queensland