MSc NGO and Development Management Scholarships

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MSc NGO and Development Management Scholarships: The International Development Scholarship in association with International Students House (ISH) is a combined tuition fee, residential and maintenance scholarship offered to an international student from a developing country, who intends to make a positive contribution to the development of their home country as result of completing the MSc NGO and Development Management Programme, who would otherwise be unable to pursue the Programme for financial reasons.

The Scholarship is the product of a partnership between International Students House, one of London's largest residences for International Students, and the University of East London, a global learning community with over 28,000 students from over 120 countries world-wide.

Scholarships Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the International Development Scholarship, applicants must:

  • First apply online for the MSc NGO and Development programme. The application will be assessed and if you are successful, the International admissions office will send you an International offer letter at UEL


  • Be from a developing or emerging country. Please click here for a list of developing or emerging countries.
  • Intend to return to your home country on completion of the course in order to put your studies into practice
  • Be able to demonstrate that you would otherwise be unable to pursue the course for financial reasons

    Value of Scholarship

    The Scholarship will include the following:

  • Return flights (Booked by UEL)
  • Tuition Fees
  • Accommodation*: Single room accommodation at ISH
  • Food*: 2 or 3 meals a day at ISH, the remaining meals covered by subsistence ( *For up to 12 months )
  • Subsistence(including travel)*: £450 per month.

    Conditions of Scholarship

    The University at its sole discretion reserves the right to allocate and administer the scholarship award as appropriate and conditions may be subject to change.

  • The scholar must enrol on the MSc NGO and Development Management Programme for the intake stated on their Scholarship Offer Letter. The Scholarship cannot be deferred.
  • The scholar must comply with the terms and conditions of admittance and the University's Regulations, including our Attendance Policy. Where there is a failure to comply then the scholarship award may be withdrawn in whole or part.
  • The scholar will be expected to complete their programme of study successfully within the time frame outlined on their Scholarship Offer Letter. The scholarship award does not cover additional costs for any re-takes of module/s.
  • The scholar will be expected to participate in current and future promotional activities and as such will be interviewed and photographed by the UEL marketing department. The scholar will also contribute from time to time to the promotion of UEL by supporting events organised for scholars and events organised by the International Office. The scholar agrees no payment will be made by the University to the scholar for their participation in promotional activities.
  • The scholar assigns to the University any intellectual property or other rights which are created as part of the promotional material.
  • Scholars will be expected to donate up to 10 hours per month of service to ISH or UEL International in some way, such as representing ISH at events.
  • Accommodation is a single occupancy room in ISH halls of residence. It will be the scholar's responsibility to accept the room offer within the specified time frame. The award will not cover any alternative accommodation and no payment in lieu will be made where the ISH single occupancy room is not occupied.
  • Scholars are not expected to bring family members to the UK, by nature of the eligibility criteria with regards to financial hardship.
  • Food will be provided for up to 12 months. The scholar will be provided with a ‘top up card’ for meals at ISH. All additional meals are to be paid for using the monthly subsistence allowance.
  • No payment will be made in lieu of food vouchers that are not used.
  • The scholar will be provided with £450 per month for subsistence, for up to 12 months, to cover travel, meals at UEL and other living expenses.
  • Return flights to the UK from the scholar’s country of residence will be booked by UEL. Flights for the return journey will be booked for within a month of the programme end date.

    More details can be found at: MSc NGO and Development Management Scholarships

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