Economic and Social Development Scholarship (2016) UK
Available to students registered on a one-year (full time) Master’s degree programmes in the areas specified below.
Intended for students who will contribute to the economic or social development of their countries when they return on completion of their studies.
Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit (not financial need).
Holders of the Economic and Social Development Scholarship are unable to hold another scholarship from the University of Sussex
Type of award
£5,000 fee waiver
In order to be considered for the Economic and Social Development Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be a nationals from, and resident in, one of the following countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
- Have applied for and been offered a place on a full time Master’s degree in the following subject areas only: Anthropology, Development Studies/International Development (including the Institute of Development Studies), Economics, Education (including MA in Childhood and Youth Studies), Gender Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, Migration Studies;
- Be classified to pay fees at the ‘overseas’ rate.
- Intend to remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.
You will not be eligible for consideration if you meet any of the following criteria:
- Studied at degree level previously in the UK (including having studied at Sussex);
- Hold any other University of Sussex Scholarship
Please complete the application form that can be found in Word and PDF format in the Files section and return it by email or post to the address below. Only the information given on the application form will be considered.
Please note that you must also have submitted your application on the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system:http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/
Deadline for application: 23:59 BST Sunday 3 April 2016
Successful candidates notified: 13 May 2016
Award given to scholars: First week of the academic year
The scholarship selection process takes into account:
- Academic ability, judged on previous study at degree level;
- Plans for activity after you have finished your studies either to stimulate economic development or social development;
- Relevant work experience that will support the activity.
|Criteria||Low Score||High Score|
|Has clearlydefined goals that will contribute to the economic development of their home country||Limited goals specified AND/OR goals are purely for personal gain and have little relevance to development||Goals are less personal but remain undefined e.g. only relating to a general field of interest such as poverty or education||Clear and specific goals with defined links to the course of study being undertaken.|
|Has clearlydefined goals that will contribute to the social development of their home country||Limited goals specified AND/OR goals are purely for personal gain and have little relevance to development||Goals are less personal but remain undefined e.g. only relating to a general field of interest such as poverty or education||Clear and specific goals with defined links to the course of study being undertaken.|
|Has a plan linkingboth economic and social development||Limited plan or a plan which only focuses on one element||Leans towards one element of development but discusses impacts on the other||Has a plan which accurately links the two together and presents both as defined outcomes|
|Has relevant work experience or extra-curricular activity||Limited or unrelated work experience||Some relevant work experience or activity||Significant experience in development or in related extra-curricular activities|
|Academic excellence in previous study||Poor academic record||Has some achievement in academia||Has excellent Scores|
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