Staffordshire University offers prestigious scholarships to Commonwealth students

"Distance learning offers students the flexibility to continue their day job while studying online, which means they can benefit from the best of education anywhere in the world."

Dr Sita Bali, Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Students from across the Commonwealth have chance to win a prestigious scholarship to study at Staffordshire University.

The University has secured five Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, which are available for new recruits to the MA International Relations and MA International Policy and Diplomacy.

The scholarships, which cover tuition fees and provide an additional £1,500 for resources such as laptops or books, are available until 20 June to candidates who receive a firm acceptance offer from Staffordshire University.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission aims to contribute to the UK’s international development and wider overseas interests. Candidates are selected on the basis of merit and their potential to contribute to the needs of their home countries.

Dr Sita Bali, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, said: “Distance learning offers students the flexibility to continue their day job while studying online, which means they can benefit from the best of education anywhere in the world.

“It can, however, be a financially challenging time so we are thrilled to have secured these scholarships, making our courses accessible to a wider range of applicants.”

Both of the postgraduate degrees provide specialist knowledge to work in one of the many international institutions, national foreign or defence ministries across the globe.

Dr Bali explained: “Our courses cover all aspects of international relations including governance, peace and security. Modules explore the role that international organisations play and how we have come to use our current international system.”

“We're looking for people who aspire to work in government as civil servants, with MODs or other international agencies. Many of our current students already work for employers such as Unicef or NATO and want to further their careers.”

Applicants must apply to either the MA International Relations or MA International Policy and Diplomacy at Staffordshire University then apply for a scholarship via the Commonwealth website before 20 June.

Applicants must be from one the eligible Commonwealth countries below:

Bangladesh
Cameroon
The Gambia
Ghana
Guyana
India
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

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