The German NGOÂ Dreilinden gGmbH is offering Dreilinden Scholarship for LGBTI activists to pursue MA programme. The selected applicants will participate in the 2018/2019 ISSÂ MA ProgrammeÂ in Development Studies, major Social Policy for Development (SPD).
Course Level:Â Scholarships are available to pursue MA programme.
Eligible Countries:Â Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, Peopleâ€™s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,Â Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Eligibility Criteria:Â To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country and have a documented background in work for human/labour rights for LGBTI persons and/or social movements for sexual diversity.
|Academic background||Bachelors degree in one of the social sciences or equivalent, comprising at least three years studies at a recognized university or institute of higher education.
Applicants must have obtained at least class 2.2 (Lower Second), B or equivalent, but preferably class 2.1 (Upper Second), B+ or equivalent.
|Work experience||Professional experience relevant to the Major which the applicant wishes to study is normally expected and is a preference for admission.|
|Knowledge of English||TOEFLÂ score:
Please note that we do not accept TOEFL ITP.
|Other||Applicants from India with a BA degree from a four or five star university, as determined by the NAAC are admissible. Other Indian applicants, as well as applicantsÂ from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan are required to have an MA degree.|
Method of Application:Â To apply, you should first apply to the ISSÂ MA programme. Only when you are admitted to the ISS, in the majorÂ Social Policy for Development, you are eligible for the Dreilinden Fellowship. You can send in your application for the Dreilinden Fellowship to Dr Wendy Harcourt, via e-mail atÂ Harcourt-at-iss.nl. Your application should consist of the following three elements:
- Â motivation letter, engaging with one or more of the three topics mentioned above
- Â your CV
- the admission letter for the 2018-2019Â MA programme (SPD) from the ISS
Please ensure that you provide evidence of your own LGBTI activism, because that is a requirement of the scholarship