The School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, invites applications for a fully-funded scholarship for candidates from developing countries for Master’s study by distance learning on their MSc Management & Information Systems. The scholarship will cover all study costs including tuition and examining fees and course material costs.
The MSc in M&IS develops the “hybrid” mix of management and information systems skills that we know from experience is essential to the successful and strategic application of information and communication technologies by today’s organisations.
The MSc M&IS programme is available through distance learning so that practitioners can study while continuing to work in their ongoing professional roles, in the public, private and civil society sectors, or in roles in international organisations, agencies or NGOs.  Students work alongside their MSc study, and complete the programme part-time: typically in about two-and-a-half years.


The scholarships are intended to support students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study for a UK qualification. Applicants should:

  • Applicants must not have previously studied abroad;
  • Be a national of and resident in a developing country of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America or Oceania;
  • Have at least two years’ work experience in a post relevant to their MSc M&IS studies;
  • Hold a UK Second Class Honours, Upper Division, or above, or its international equivalent, in their Bachelor’s degree. To verify the equivalency of international qualifications applicants should refer to information on the University’s website.
  • Applicants must also not have previously studied in a developed country (short/language courses excluded).

How to apply

  • Apply online. When applying for the MIS scholarship please follow all the steps outlined below:

Step 1.
Select the ‘Apply online’ link on this page. In the ‘Further information’ box on page four of your application, please state clearly ‘MIS scholarhsip application’. Your application should include a completed online application form for your chosen MSc, two signed references, one of which should be from your current employer, and scanned copies of your certificates. Please make sure that the mode of attendance that is selected on the application form states “Distance Learning part time
Step 2.
Instead of a ‘Statement of Purpose’, you must also include an original 500-word (maximum) statement with your application specifying how your selected MSc programme will contribute to your professional and personal development.
Step 3.
Your statement must be included in your application and also e-mailed separately to: [email protected]. The title of your e-mail should be ‘MIS Scholarship application’ plus your name and seven-digit University of Manchester application number (this is generated when you submit your application form); for example: ‘MIS Scholarship application Sally Smith 2507949’.
Deadline: December 2, 2011. If you are successful you will be notified by the end of December 2011 and start the programme in January 2012.
To learn more about the scholarship, and to apply, click here.