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 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, 2011.
The Scholarship is for 2 years of part time distance learning programme. Students will spend the first year and one term studying on-line followed by a three month period of study at the Institute of Education in London (January to March 2013) and a period to complete their dissertations in their home countries.
The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition fees for the course, travel expenses and living expenses for the period of study in London.
A degree course from a recognised university in Education – minimum 2nd Upper Class
Prospective students must be citizens and residents of Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania
Relevant experience in a developing country context
Must be proficient in English language (shortlisted applicants may be required to do an English language proficiency exam)
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 has a long tradition of involvement in the training and education of teachers and other professionals from outside UK and has made important contributions over many years to educational policy and practice in other countries. The Institute offers an unrivalled range of master’s courses to challenge, inspire and support students’ progress throughout their career in education.
Please submit the application, via email marked “Scholarship Opportunity”,
Please note applications submitted directly to the IOE will not be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network