Commonwealth Distance Learning Graduate Scholarships at Aga Khan Foundation

On Monday, April 7th, 2014
The Aga Khan Foundation, in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University of London, is pleased to invite applications for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom.
The Scholarships are open to prospective students from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda wishing to undertake the Institute of Education’s MA in Education and International Development, MA in Educational Planning, Economics and International Development, MA in Education, Health Promotion and International Development or MA in Education, Gender and International Development beginning in October 2014.

The Scholarship is for a two-year part-time distance learning programme. Students will spend the first year and one term studying online, followed by a three-month period of study at the Institute of Education in London (January to March 2016) and a third period to complete their dissertations in their home countries. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition fees for the course, as well as travel and living expenses for the period of study in London.

The Aga Khan Foundation is a non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and Africa.
The Institute of Education is a college of the University of London and an international centre of excellence in education and related social sciences. 
The Institute, which is first in the world university rankings for education* and first in the UK for education research**, offers an unrivalled range of teacher training, masters programmes and doctorates to challenge, inspire and support students’ progress throughout their career in education.
Eligibility criteria
  • A degree course from a recognised university in education, economics, development or related studies – minimum Upper Second Class Honours
  • Prospective students must be citizens and residents of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda
  • Relevant work experience in a developing country context
  • Proficiency in the English language (shortlisted applicants may be required to do an English language proficiency exam)
Contact information
For more information please contact:
Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa)
The Courtyard, General Mathenge Drive, Westlands,
P.O. Box 40898-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254-41-2005358 / 2002879 / Mobile +254 724 256 640

Application forms are available online on the following link link 
The closing date for applications is Monday, 30 April 2014. 
Please submit the application via email to [email protected] or via post to the address above, clearly marked “Scholarship Opportunity.”

Please note that applications submitted directly to the IOE and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission will not be accepted, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network

* QS World Education Rankings 2014

** Research Assessment Exercise 2008 (the latest ranking)
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