Marshal Papworth Scholarships Programme 2019/2020 at the University of Reading
Application Deadline: 21st February 2019, 4:00 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
The Marshal Papworth Scholarships Programme at Readingis a merit and experience-based award, given to talented individuals who demonstrate that they have the potential, at the end of their Master’s programme, to motivate people and communities in their home country towards positive change. The Scholarships are offered in collaboration with the Wallace and Muriel Hurst Fund.
Applications must meet the Eligibility Criteria outlined below. Candidates
who fully meet the criteria will then be shortlisted against three main
factors: academic excellence, professional experience (includes
experience gained in a voluntary capacity), and the potential for
contribution to development in their home country after completion of
their degree programme. Shortlisted applicants will then be reviewed by a
selection panel chaired by the Director of GIIDAE.
All applicants holding an offer of admission with GIIDAE on one of
the eligible programs will be sent an application form. If you want to
apply for this Scholarship, you must hold an offer of admission prior to
the Scholarship application deadline. Please submit your application
for admission well in advance in order to ensure that your application
has been processed prior to the Scholarship deadline.
1. Candidates must have demonstrable work or voluntary experience
working in community development and/or agricultural development.
2. Candidates must have a 2:1 or 1st class degree at the undergraduate level (we use NARIC to assess degree equivalency).
3. The awards enable Scholars to study on any one of the following
one-year postgraduate Master’s courses offered by the Graduate Institute
of International Development and Applied Economics (GIIDAE) at the
University of Reading:
- Agriculture and Development
- Applied International Development
- Climate Change and Development
- Communication for Development
- Environment and Development
- Food Security and Development
At least one scholarship will be awarded to the MSc Agriculture and
Development. The remaining scholarships will be awarded to applicants
across a range of the remaining degree programmes.
4. The candidate should usually be from one of the countries listed
in Appendix 2 and be domiciled in that country at the time of their
application. These have been derived based on countries with a GNI per
capita below $11500 USD, and be residing in that country at the time of
5. Candidates must demonstrate that they have achieved the English
language requirements stipulated by the University of Reading – www.reading.ac.uk/ad-Englishtests.aspx
6. Those who have already pursued study at the Master’s level will
not normally be considered unless this forms part of the entry level
7. Candidates should normally have an unconditional offer from the
University of Reading by the time they apply for the scholarship. If
their offer is conditional, it will be considered, but all conditions
must be successfully met immediately upon request by GIIDAE.
8. Receipt of an application form in and of itself DOES NOT mean that
the candidate is eligible to apply; you must meet all of the
eligibility criteria listed above.
9. The deadline for applications 21st February 2019, 4:00 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). All applications received after this date will be disqualified.
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Marshal Papworth Scholarships Programme 2019/2020