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University of Bradford Global Development Scholarship

Full-time: available
Part-time: not available
Prospective students: available
Current students: not available
Entry year: 2017/18
Undergraduate: not available
Postgraduate taught: available
Postgraduate research: not available
2 scholarships available
Application deadline: 15 May 2017

About the scholarship

Applications are now closed.

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.

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"I applied for the scholarship and by the Grace of God, my application was successful. My experience at University of Bradford continues to be awesome."

MSc Project Planning and Management, 2015

Eligibility criteria

Please read all the requirements carefully:

  • These scholarships are to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are from 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.
  • You must send proof of your results with your application form. Any evidence sent after your application will not be accepted.
  • 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.
  • You must now already have the required English qualifications to be able to study your chosen course, we will not be able to consider your application unless you meet these requirements. Details of the qualifications we accept can be found on our website.  Please note that we also accept the WAEC qualification at a grade C6 or higher for students from certain African countries.

For further information please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Minimum entry requirements

You must already meet the minimum academic and English Language entry requirements for your chosen course to be able to apply for the scholarship.

Who can apply?

  • Students from the list of eligible 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. Following a review of the scholarship scheme, from 6 May 2016 Pakistani students not studying a Master's course in a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) can now apply under the main Global Development Scholarship. 
  • To be considered for a place on our Master's courses you will need to have achieved the minimum level of degree qualification specified for your country.
  • You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

Applicable courses

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.

Eligible countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Burundi
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Congo (Peoples Republic)
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Timor Leste (East Timor)
  • Egypt, United Arab Republic of
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Kenya
  • Korea (North), Democratic Peoples Republic of
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar; Malagasy Republic
  • Malawi
  • Maldive Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine; West Bank; Gaza Strip inc E Jerusa
  • Russian Federation
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somali Democratic Republic
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Uganda
  • Yemen, Republic of
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Payment amount & frequency

Full tuition fees and accommodation in The Green will be covered plus £4,200 per annum living costs to be paid in three instalments – October, January and April. Each scholarship is worth approximately £25,000.

There will be five Bestway Foundation Scholarships for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students from Pakistan, there will be a further two scholarships available for students from the other countries listed above.

How to apply

Applications 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 a programme 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.

Closing date: 15 May 2017.

Find out more

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.

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