20 February 2023
Development Policy and Practice at the Open University secures 9 Commonwealth Scholarships for Global Development Masters students in Uganda
20 February 2023
Nine Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, worth a total of £ 162, 000 have been awarded to The Open University to fund Ugandan development practitioners to study for a Masters in Global Development.
The scholarships are funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, to enable talented students to access training not otherwise available in their home country, via distance learning.
The OU’s Development Policy and Practice group has successfully secured award of nine places, continuing a tradition of welcoming Commonwealth Scholars which has enabled more than 100 students in East Africa to study for an MSc in Global Development since 2006.
These Scholarships are the first to be awarded for the university’s new MSc in Global Development, launched two years ago. Scholars will join in November 2023 and study for three years.
The course is taught by The Open University but is managed locally by Kulika Uganda, a registered not-for-profit organisation with over thirty years’ experience in managing scholarships.
DPP’s Dr Frangton Chiyemura, who led the Scholarship bid, said: “Whilst the course builds up skills for managing development generally, the focus will be on strengthening peace, security and governance."
He added: “We are very pleased to have secured these scholarships which will ensure that we continue to support development policy and practice in the region through our teaching.”
Who can apply?
Applicants for the Scholarships must be Ugandan nationals employed by a development agency – government, NGO or private sector – and have a minimum of two years experience working in Uganda on development issues.
They should have a good undergraduate degree, preferably in a field related to development and be highly motivated, with a strong, demonstrable commitment to local and national development. More information is available on the Scholarship website.
How to apply
Applicants should contact Dr Frangton Chiyemura email@example.com in the first instance for further information. Title your email: Commonwealth scholarships Uganda 2023: MSc in Global Development.
'Completed' applications to Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship via the CSC’s online application system close on Tuesday 28 March 2023 at 16:00 (GMT).
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