2016 Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarships, UK

Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarships

Applications are invited for Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarships for the year 2016. Up to12 scholarships (over 3 years) are targeted at international students from developing countries for a number of courses that are affiliated with the Sheffield Institute for International Development.

The aim of the university is to examine the impact of the division between further and higher education on strategies to widen participation in undergraduate education.

The University of Sheffield was founded over a hundred years ago, founded on the aspirations and financial support of the people of Sheffield. They wanted to establish a university which would benefit their economy, health and children.

If applicants want to study at the University of Sheffield, they must be able to show that their English is good enough for them to successfully complete their course.

Course Level: Scholarships are awarded for pursuing Master degree programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are available for a number of courses that are affiliated with the Sheffield Institute for International Development.

List of subjects: -MA Cities and Global Development
-MA International Development
-MSc in Environmental Change and International Development
-MPH in International Development
-MA in Globalisation and Development
-MA in Global Justice
-MA in International Relations
-MSc in International Social Change and Policy.

Scholarship Award: There are four scholarships available to academically strong individuals from developing countries. Each scholarship offers the following: A full tuition fee waiver and Maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend.

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this studentship:
Applicants must hold an offer for one of the following courses to study at the University of Sheffield in 2016 by Friday 29th April 2016:
-MA Cities and Global Development
-MA International Development
-MSc in Environmental Change and International Development
-MPH in International Development
-MA in Globalisation and Development
-MA in Global Justice
-MA in International Relations
-MSc in International Social Change and Policy.
Applicants must be classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
Applicants must be self-funded to receive this award, i.e. not funded by a research council, government, private enterprise, charity or any similar organisation.
This scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other funding awards, either from the University of Sheffield or external sources.
Their mode of attendance must be full time.
They must begin their studies at the University of Sheffield in 2016. This scholarship cannot be deferred.
Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully meeting any condition(s) attached to their offer before the deadline provided by the Admissions Service.
Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully receiving a visa to study at the University in September 2016.

Nationality: Applicant must be a national of, or permanently domiciled, in one of the following countries or territories (Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory coast, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar , Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must hold an offer for some specific master courses to study at the University of Sheffield in 2016.

English language Requirements: These are the qualifications most commonly presented by applicants. The minimum levels of achievement for postgraduate study are detailed below. However, different courses require different levels of achievement in these qualifications.

Qualification Level
International English Language Testing Service (IELTS)Please note that we only accept the Academic Version of the IELTS test. We do not accept IELTS Life Skills. Overall score of 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in each component
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Overall score of 176 or above, with at least 162 in each component
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Overall score of 176 or above, with at least 162 in each component
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Overall score of 61 or above, with at least 51 in each component
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (IBT) Overall score of 88 or above, with at least 17 in Listening, 17 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
University of Sheffield English Proficiency Test (USEPT) (graded as a percentage equivalent to IELTS point score, eg 65% = IELTS 6.5) Overall score of 65% or above, with at least 55% in each component

If applicants are presenting one of the qualifications listed in this table, it should have been completed no more than two years before of the start date of their Sheffield course.

Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:
-Applicants should supply a statement of at least 300 words giving their reasons for applying and any other information they want to include in support of their application. Among the issues they may wish to cover are how their previous education and experience relates to the course, and how the course fits into their long-term academic or career plans.
-For postgraduate research applicants, the statement should also include details of the area of research you wish to pursue. For subject areas such as science, engineering and medicine, where the programme of research may link into an ongoing research project, include a brief outline of the area(s) of interest along with the name of preferred supervisor(s), if known. Applicants for research within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences are required to provide an outline research proposal. This proposal should be about 500–1000 words in length and should incorporate the following information:
-Title of proposed thesis
-The main aims of their research (e.g. why they think it is worth doing)
-Identification of links to any previous work or hypothesis
-Any resources available and any required
-The methods of research proposed (e.g. survey, case studies) and a plan and timetable of work
-Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume
-They may also wish to supply a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume. This is particularly useful if they have professional experience that is relevant to the area they wish to study.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Applicants will be automatically considered for the scholarship if they receive an offer to study one of the eligible courses and they are a national of, or permanently domiciled in, one of the eligible countries or territories. Their course application will be assessed by a panel of academic judges to decide whether they will progress to the final stage of the application process.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is 29th April 2016.

Scholarship Link

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