The University of East Anglia, UK, calls for applications from suitably qualified candidates, particularly international students for its various offers for the 2013 academic year
Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia and from a number of external schemes. Below is a breakdown of the available scholarship offerings:
Details

  • The level of competition for most of the awards mentioned here is extremely high and candidates are usually assessed on past, and potential, academic performance. If you will require a grant in order to undertake your studies, your application should be made as early in the year as possible. Applications received after March cannot be considered for most scholarships.
  • You should not begin a new course unless you are confident that you have enough money for the duration of your course, bearing in mind that fees and expenses are likely to increase annually.
  • Although it is increasingly possible for international students to work part-time while studying in the UK, (part-time earning levels are about £6 – £9 per hour, and this is currently restricted to 20 hours per week by the UK Border Agency) you should not rely on funding your studies through vacation or part-time work since your earnings are likely to be low in relation to your expenses.
  •  The UK Border Agency requires you to show proof that you can fund your full tuition fees and high levels of living costs in order to obtain a Tier 4 Student Visa.

Some of the available scholarships are highlighted below

School of International Development Excellence Awards for International Students
£1,000 fee awards may be offered to international applicants on the basis of academic excellence (minimum requirement 2:1 degree or equivalent).
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.
School of International Development Full Fees Scholarship
A full fee award may be offered to one international taught applicant on the basis of academic excellence (e.g. first class degree) and their personal statement.
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.
Deadline for Applications (full fee scholarships): 15 March 2013.
Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department.
Lord Walston Scholarship for Africans
One Lord Walston Scholarship may be available, on the basis of academic excellence, for applicants from Africa who are working in natural resource based projects (agriculturalist/natural resource) applying for a place on the MA Agriculture and Rural Development, the MSc Environment and International Development or the MSc Climate Change and International Development. The Scholarship covers Full Fees and Maintenance (living expenses).
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.
Deadline: 15 March 2013.
Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
Eligibility

  • One award may be available to candidates, under 35 years old, from a developing Commonwealth country who have been offered a place on an advanced taught course. The School is able to nominate one student per year for this scholarship.
  • All candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination and the appropriate application forms are automatically sent to the student selected.
  •  Students already studying in the developed countries are not eligible; neither are employees of government or parastatal bodies.
  • International students from developing Commonwealth countries

Worth of Awards: Fully-funded including fees and maintenance costs.
How to apply

  •  All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination and the appropriate application forms are automatically sent to the student selected.
    Deadline: 15 March 2013.
  •  Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department. Please click here for further details.

3ie Scholarship
One 3ie scholarship is available for applicants from less developed countries who apply for a place on the Msc Impact Evaluation for International Development. The Scholarship covers £3,000 of the course tuition fee and one return economy flight.
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School has made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.
Deadline: 30 June 2013
Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department.
Marshal Papworth Scholarship for Developing Countries
Up to 5 Marshal Papworth Scholarships may be available, on the basis of academic excellence, for applicants from developing countries working in natural resource based projects (agriculturalist/natural resource) applying for a place on the MA Agriculture and Rural Development, or the MSc Environment and International Development. The Scholarship varies from £12,000 to £17,000 as determined by the Marshal Papworth committee. For further details please visit here
Eligibility: International students from developing countries working within certain conditions (see above).
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for this award. The School nominated student will be sent the appropriate application forms.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2013.  Please note that all applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department.
School of International Development Internal Bursaries
All UEA Undergraduates who successfully register to progress on to any of our International Development Masters courses are eligible to receive a 20% Fees Award. Please contact [email protected] for further information.
Eligibility: Home/EU/International students.
How to apply: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.

Other scholarships available to International students

General (Non-UK Residents)
Students planning to come to Britain to study should seek information from their own Ministry of Education and from the nearest British Council Office, British Embassy or British High Commission. Students already in the UK can obtain information from their own Embassy or High Commission and the British Council regional or London offices. Further information on funding may be obtained from the UK Council for Overseas Students Affairs.
World Council of Churches
Candidates who are directly engaged in church service, or community service, or who have previous theological education may be eligible to apply for a World Council of Churches scholarship. Candidates should normally have had some working experience related to their proposed field of study. Applications should be made through a candidate’s local church or church-related organisation – a WCC application form is made available by the National Correspondent only after local selection has taken place. Further details may be obtained directly from the World Council of Churches Scholarship Secretary, 150 Route de Ferney, PO Box 66, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
How to apply: All eligible candidates should apply directly to the World Council of Churches.
Deadline: 30 April 2013.
For more details about these scholarships at the University of East Anglia, please click here

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