Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Open Society Foundations and University of Warwick seek Applications for Scholarships Program 2012-2013

Open Society Foundations, in collaboration with the University of Warwick, is inviting applications from eligible students in select countries for the scholarships program 2012-2013. These scholarships have been designed to provide scholars an opportunity to pursue a taught postgraduate course at the University of Warwick. The scholarships provided for OSL/University of Warwick program are for 12 months period.

Scholarship Provisions

Each scholarship provides tuition fees at the University of Warwick, a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only), and return air travel from the scholar’s home country. On completion of the scholarship, scholars will return to their home countries.

Eligible Countries

Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Mongolia

Eligible Programs

Scholarships are available from September 2012 for selected one year Master’s courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts:
  • MA Creative and Media Enterprises
  • MA Global Media and Communication
  • MA International Cultural Policy and Management
  • MA Gender and International Development
  • MA Social Research
  • LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
  • 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. The University would expect candidates to have normally achieved at the time of taking up the award a score of TOEFL 600 (Paper based), TOEFL 250 (Computer based), TOEFL (Internet based 92) or IELTS 6.5;
  • 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.
Please note that if you have applied, or are applying, for other grants, fellowships or scholarships with the Open Society Foundations you should alert the foundation about this in your application.  While you may apply under more than one scheme simultaneously, you can be awarded only one Open Society Foundations scholarship or grant for a given period.
Last date for submitting the applications is January 31, 2012.
For more information, visit this link.

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