IDS Graduate Scholarship.

The Institute of Development Studies(IDS) is set to hold a Graduate Scholarship Program 2019 for students from lower or middle-income countries.

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change.

In partnership with the University of Sussex, IDS is ranked first in the world for development studies by the QS University Rankings.

They believe passionately that cutting-edge research, knowledge and mutual learning are crucial in shaping the transformations needed to reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainability and build more inclusive and secure societies. In line with their engaged excellence approach, they are committed to collaborating closely with local civil society, governments, international NGOs, citizens, donors, researchers and many others to realize this positive change.

This is an opportunity for those interested in broadening their knowledge and in making researches that would benefit their societies at large in a very conducive environment where “growth” is the watch word of the organization because everyone gets to benefit in one way or another.

Interested persons should do well to read and carefully take note of the requirements and apply if eligible.


The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is delighted to offer up to six scholarships to encourage high achieving scholars from the Global South to study for a master’s degree commencing in 2019.

These scholarships have been jointly endowed by the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, the Albertina Scholarship Fund and the estate of Sir Hans Singer.

The scholarships are available to international students from lower- or middle-income countries who have accepted a full-time place on an IDS master’s degree. Priority will be given to students who have the greatest potential to make a difference in their home countries after completing the degree.

Who Can Apply for IDS Graduate Scholarship?

  • Open to applicants who are nationals of and currently living in a lower or middle income country;
  • Applicants must have received and accepted an offer of a place on an full-time taught IDS masters degree (see the list of IDS masters courses)
  • Must have proven academic skills and an established career with a track record of excellence and achievement in the field of development
  • Must be able to demonstrate, through your previous experience and future plans, that you are committed to working for development – be it educational, economic, social or cultural – in your home country
  • Must not have studied nor worked in a high-income (developed) country
  • Must meet all of IDS and the University of Sussex’s general entrance requirements
  • Must have received an unconditional offer on an eligible Masters by Friday 17 May 2019 (it is possible to apply for the scholarship before receiving an offer of a place).

Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Graduate Scholarship Award.

  • Taught full-time master’s degree plus essential living costs
  • Up to £16,750 for fees and up to £11,000 for essential living costs

How to Apply for Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Graduate Scholarship.

To be considered for the IDS Graduate Scholarship, you must have accepted an offer of a place on an eligible IDS master’s degree. Applications for the scholarship award should be submitted via the online IDS Scholarship Application Form.


Application deadline: The deadline to submit your scholarship application is Tuesday 30 April 2019 but you must be in receipt of an unconditional offer on an eligible course by Friday 17 May 2019.

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