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 by the closing date.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6th November 2017

Award Providers: University of Queensland