Deadline: February 6, 2012
The Open Society Foundations / University of Nottingham scholarships aim to provide opportunities for independent postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision makers, and opinion formers in their own country. Upon completion of their studies in the UK, scholars are expected to return to their home country to resume their studies or work there. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a master’s degree.
The scholarships are available for study for:
* MPA Public Health
* MPH Public Health (International Health)
* MA Environmental Management
* LLM in Human Rights Law (modules relating to Mental Disability and International Human Rights are available within these courses)
* LLM International Law
* MA Social and Global Justice
* MA Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights
* MA International Social Policy
Each scholarship provides twelve months’ tuition fees at the University of Nottingham, a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only), and return air travel from the scholar’s home country.
The scholarships are open to applicants from Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Egypt, and Lebanon.
* be nationals of, and resident in one of the selected countries during the academic year in which they apply for the award; applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident;
* display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
* already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a degree of an equivalent standard to a good UK second-class Honours degree;
* have passed an appropriate English language test by the time of taking up the award;
not have already received or be currently receiving financial benefit from a previous HMG fully funded Scholarship;
* return to their home country at the end of their scholarship period to continue their studies / work there.
* Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied outside of their home country.
Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of local Open Society Foundations representative offices in the region and eligible countries, and the participating universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards.
Application forms are avaialble for download below or can be obtained from your local Open Society Foundations Educational Advising Center or Open Society Foundations representative office in your country.
Applicants will need to complete:
* The University Postgraduate Application Form: please read it carefully and enclose all additional documents requested in the application form.
* The separate Scholarship Application Form.
* The Self-Assessment Form whereby you acknowledge your compliance with the eligibility criteria for this scholarship program.
Please make use of all of the available documentation: these guidelines and the University’s Postgraduate Prospectus.
If you have queries about these guidance notes, contact either your local Open Society representative office, or
Inga Pracute, Program Coordinator, Open Society Foundation-London
Fax: 00 44 20 7031 0241