University of Bradford Global Development Scholarship

2015/16 entry*

This scholarship is now closed for 2015/16.

Due to the volume of applications received, unfortunately we can only notify successful applicants.

If you applied for the scholarship and have not heard from us by 30 June 2015, your application has been unsuccessful.

Formally the Countries in Crisis Scholarship.

  • These scholarships are to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc.
  • The scholarship is available for students on full time Master's programmes (not MBA) based at the University of Bradford. Students must be self funded.
  • You no longer need to have secured an offer to study at Bradford before you apply for this scholarship. However you must already have completed your undergraduate degree and know your results to be able to apply.
  • Please apply for the scholarship before applying for a place on a course if you will be reliant upon the scholarship to cover your fees and living expenses.

Minimum entry requirements

However, you still must meet the minimum entry requirements (both academic and English Language) to be considered.

The closing date for applications: 15 May 2015.

Who can apply?

  • Students from the following list of countries are invited to apply for these scholarships. However in extreme circumstances applications from students from other countries will be considered by the panel.
  • Students from Pakistan will be considered under the Bestway Foundation Scholarship Scheme.
  • To be considered for a place on our Master's courses you will need to have achieved (or be about to achieve) the minimum level of degree qualification specified for your country (below).
  • You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

List of countries

  • Afghanistan  

    Licence (Bachelor Degree) with an overall average of 75% plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience unless studied Engineering at Kabul University then an overall average of 70% required.

  • Angola  

    Grau de Licenciado/a or Grau de Mestre with a grade of at least 13/20

  • Bangladesh 

    4 year Bachelors degree with a gpa of 3.0/4.0 plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience unless studied at BUET then 4 year Bachelors degree with a gpa of 3.0/4.0 required.

  • Burundi 

    Diplôme d'Ingénieur with at least 65% or a gpa of 2.5/4.0

  • Cameroon 

    Bachelor degree or Licence with a gpa of 2.5/4.0 or 12/20

  • Central African Republic 

    Diplome d’Ingenieur or Maitrise with an overall average of 12/20

  • Chad 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Colombia 

    Licenciado/Titulo de (subject area) with a gpa of 3.0/5.0

  • Congo 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Côte d’Ivoire 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Djibouti 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Eritrea 

    Bachelor degree with a gpa of 2.5/4.0 plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience

  • Ethiopia 

    Bachelor degree of less than 4 years duration with a gpa of 2.5/4.0 plus a minimum of 4 years relevant work experience or Bachelor degree of at least 4 years with a minimum gpa of 2.5/20 plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience

  • Georgia 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Guinea 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Haiti 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Honduras 

    Bachillerato Universitario with a gpa of 3.0/5.0 plus 2 years relevant work experience or Licenciado with a gpa of 3.0/5.0 

  • Indonesia 

    Bachelor degree/Sarjana I with a gpa of 2.5/4.0

  • Iran 

    Bachelor degree with an overall average of 13/20

  • Iraq 

    Bachelor degree with an overall average of 70% or Masters degree with an overall average of 70%

  • Kenya 

    Bachelor degree with a grade of Second Class Honours Second Division

  • Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Lebanon 

    Bachelor degree/Licence with a gpa of 2.5/4.0

  • Lesotho 

    Bachelor degree part 2 (4 year) with an overall average of 60% plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience or Bachelor of Law with an overall average of 60% or Master’s degree with an overall average of 60%

  • Liberia 

    Bachelor degree with an overall average of 75% or a gpa of 2.5/4.0 plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience or a Master’s degree with an overall average of 75% or a gpa of 2.5/4.0

  • Madagascar 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Malawi 

    Bachelor degree with an overall average of 60% or a gpa of 2.5/4.0 plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience or a Master’s degree from either the University of Malawi or Mzuzu University with an overall average of 60% or a gpa of 2.5/40

  • Maldives 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Mauritania 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Mozambique 

    Grau de Licenciado/a or Grau de Mestre with an overall grade of 12/20

  • Myanmar 

    4 years Bachelor (Honours) degree with an overall grade of 65% plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience or 5 year Bachelor degree in a professional subject with an overall grade of 65% or a Master’s degree with an overall grade of 65%

  • Nepal 

    4 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of 50% or a gpa of 2.5/4.0 or a Master’s degree (following a 3 year Bachelor degree) with an overall average of 50% or a gpa of 2.5/4.0

  • Niger 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Occupied Palestinian Territory 

    Bachelor degree with an overall average of 70& or a gpa of 2.5/4.0

  • Pakistan (students from Pakistan will be considered for one of our five Bestway Foundation Scholarships) 

    4 year Bachelor degree with an overall average of 60% or a gpa of 2.5/4.0 or First Division or a Masters degree with an overall average of 60% or a gpa of 2.5/4.0 or First Division

  • Russia (North Caucasus) 

    Bachelor degree or Specialist Diploma with a gpa of 3.5/5.0

  • Sierra Leone 

    Bachelor degree (Honours) with an overall grade B or Bachelor degree (Ordinary) with an overall grade B

  • Somalia 

    Bachelor degree/Laurea with an overall grade of 75% or a gpa of 2.5/4.0 plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience

  • Sri Lanka 

    Bachelor General degree/Bachelor Special degree/Professional degree with an overall average of 55% or a gpa of 3.0/4.0 or Second Class Honours Second Division

  • Sudan 

    Bachelor degree with an overall average of 60%

  • Swaziland 

    Bachelor degree with Second Class Honours Second Division plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience

  • Syrian Arab Republic 

    Bachelor degree with an overall average of 60%

  • Tanzania, United Republic of 

    Bachelor degree with Second Class Honours Second Division

  • Timor-Leste 

    Please contact our Admissions Office for details of entry requirements (admissions@bradford.ac.uk)

  • Uganda 

    Bachelor degree with Second Class Honours Second Division

  • Zambia  

    Bachelor degree with an overall average of Credit or 60% plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience

  • Zimbabwe 

    Bachelor degree with Second Class Honours Second Division

How much could I get?

Full tuition fees and accommodation in The Green will be covered plus £3,500 per annum living costs to be paid in three instalments – October, January and April. Each scholarship is worth approximately £20,000.

There will be five Bestway Foundation Scholarships for students from Pakistan, there will be a further two scholarships available for students from the other countries listed above.

How do I apply?

Complete the web form below.  If you have already received an offer to study with us please make sure you include your University of Bradford number on the form below.

Tips for a successful application from the scholarship panel

  • You must explain how the situation in your country has affected you personally. Don't just describe the situation in your country.
  • Please write as full and detailed a statement as possible. Remember that the Scholarship panel will only have your form to by which to judge your application so try to put as much relevant information in there as possible.  We may request evidence from you at a later date if your application is short listed.
  • Don't focus on your academic qualifications unless it is relevant to your application.

Application forms

Applications to this fund are now closed.

What happens next?

The Scholarship panel will consider your application in June. 

If you are successful you will be asked to submit an application to the university and provide proof of your qualifications and level of English Language, plus an academic reference.  You will then need to secure a Visa to study here at Bradford.   We will be able to guide you through this process.

Please note - only successful students will be notified of the outcome. If you have not heard from us by 30 June then your application has not been successful.

What else do I need to know?

Successful students must agree to be featured on the scholarships section of the University website and be included in other promotional materials such as the prospectus.

For further information or any queries you can:


Or call into The Hub Student Support Centre in the Richmond Building.

Bestway Scholarships for students from Pakistan

Students from Pakistan apply under the Bestway Scholarship Scheme. Please use the application form for Global Development Scholarships.

For further information about eligible courses click here.