Applications are open for the 2021 Scholarship in United Kingdom – Fully Funded. The scholarship is offered for students who belong to low-income or lower-middle countries.
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is delighted to offer at least one scholarship to encourage high achieving scholars from the Global South to study for a master’s degree commencing in 2021.
IDS Graduate Scholarships are supported by a number of generous funders including the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and Dr Purna Chander Kotagiri Fund.
These scholarships are available to international students from low- or lower-middle-income countries who have accepted a full-time place on an IDS master’s degree. Preference for one scholarship will be given to female students from Africa or Asia. Priority for all scholarships will be given to those who have the greatest potential to make a difference in their home countries after completing the degree.
The scholarship is only open to applicants who are nationals of and currently living in a low or lower-middle income country. For details please refer to the World Bank’s country list.
It is not possible to defer an award made in one academic year to a later academic year if a student is unable to take up the original place.
Applications for the scholarship award should be submitted via our online IDS Scholarship Application Form.
In fairness to other applicants, we are unable to consider applications from candidates who have not already secured sufficient funds to meet the remaining tuition and living expenses at the time of application (after taking account of the possible award of this Scholarship) and you must provide evidence of how you will fund your expenses.
The closing date for receipt of scholarship applications is 30 April 2021.
Your application will be reviewed and successful candidates may be called for an interview (by phone, Zoom or Microsoft Teams). Once an award has been approved, the candidate will be notified in writing by 31 July 2021. Please note that you should not make irreversible plans to leave for the UK until you have received a formal offer letter for the scholarship.