The Open Society Foundations, in partnership with the Cambridge Overseas Trust, offer outstanding students an opportunity to study at the University of Cambridge, UK, through a jointly-funded scholarship program.
- MPhil in Conservation Leadership
- MPhil in Education
- MPhil in Environmental Policy
- MPhil in Environment, Society, and Development
- MPhil in Gender Studies
- MPhil in Development Studies
- MPhil in Public Health
- LLM (Public Law)
- Applicants must be citizens of and resident in one of the following countries during the academic year in which they apply for the award: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Palestine, Serbia, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.
- Applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident.
- Demonstrate exceptional academic potential, familiarity with the chosen field of study and clear commitment to open society goals.
- Applicants should be planning to return to their home country at the end of the period of study.
- Already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a first degree of an equivalent standard to a good UK second-class Honours degree.
- Applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS) before being offered a Scholarship. The minimum requirement for some of the courses available is in TOEFL 600 (250 in the computer-based test) or IELTS 7.0; however most courses require the higher minimum requirement of IELTS 7.5, and some IELTS 8.0. Please refer to the University of Cambridge Graduate Studies Prospectus for further details.
A preference will go towards applicants who have not studied previously outside of their home countries.
Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of the Educational Advising Centers or local Open Society Foundations representatives directly involved in the Open Society Scholarship Programs administration in the region and the participating universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards.
Applicants should check the relevant courses on the University of Cambridge website, especially the admission and English language requirements.
Applicants should then contact their local Open Society Scholarship Programs representative (please download the list on the left), then submit the scholarship application form to your local representative by the deadline, November 15, 2012. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.
Following these steps, applicants will receive a voucher code by email from the University of Cambridge for the online application payment.
Applicants should then submit an online application to the University of Cambridge by the deadline of December 4, 2012—no late applications will be accepted.