The Open Society Foundations/University of Nottingham scholarships provide opportunities for independent postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision makers, and opinion formers in their home countries.
Scholarships are available for the MPA Public Administration, MPH Public Health (International Health), MA Environmental Management, LLM in Human Rights Law (modules relating to Mental Disability and International Human Rights are available within these courses), LLM International Law, MA Social and Global Justice, MA Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights, and the MA International Social Policy.
Each scholarship provides twelve months’ tuition fees at the University of Nottingham, a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only), and return air travel from the scholar’s home country.
The scholarships are open to applicants from Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.
- be nationals of, and resident in one of the selected countries during the academic year in which they apply for the award; applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident;
- display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
- already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a degree of an equivalent standard to a good UK second-class Honours degree;
- applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test before being offered a Scholarship. Local representatives of the Open Society Scholarship Programs will arrange tests for short-listed candidates after the interviews, if applicants have not already successfully taken a test in the two years prior to the interview;return to their home country at the end of their scholarship period to continue their studies/work there.
Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied outside of their home country.
Please note that if you have previously applied or are currently applying for other grants, fellowships, or scholarships with the Open Society Foundations you should alert your local coordinator. While you may apply for different forms of the Open Society Foundations support simultaneously, you can be awarded only one Open Society Foundations scholarship or grant for a given period.
Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of the local representative offices of the Open Society Scholarship Programs and the participating universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards.
Students can obtain application forms from the local representative offices of the Open Society Scholarship Programs or download them on the left.
Students need to complete:
- The University Postgraduate Application Form (including reference form and equal opportunities form): please read it carefully and enclose all additional documents requested in the application form.
- The separate Scholarship Application Form and the Self-Assessment Form, both of which can be found in the Guidance Notes and Scholarship Application Form 2013–2014 attachment on the left.
The completed forms and supporting documents must be returned to the local representative office of the Open Society Scholarship Programs by February 1, 2013. One original set of the application pack and two copies must be submitted. For further guidelines and the contact details of the local representative offices of the Open Society Scholarship Programs, please download and read the Guidance Notes on the left.