IDS Graduate Scholarship 2022 | The Institute of Development Studies

Applications for IDS Graduate Scholarships are currently open. In this article, we will explain in detail about this scholarship program, its benefits and step by step application process.

IDS Graduate Scholarships 2022-2023 are fully funded scholarships for international students. These scholarships are available for masters. The Institute of Development Studies scholarship covers up to £18,500 for fees and up to £11,000 for essential living costs.

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is delighted to offer at least one scholarship to encourage high achieving scholars from the Global South to study for a master’s degree commencing in 2022.

IDS Graduate Scholarships are supported by a number of generous funders including the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and Dr Purna Chander Kotagiri Fund.

These scholarships are available to international students from low- or lower-middle-income countries who have accepted a full-time place on an IDS master’s degree. Preference for one scholarship will be given to female students from Africa or Asia. Priority for all scholarships will be given to those who have the greatest potential to make a difference in their home countries after completing the degree.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters
  • Institution(s): The Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
  • Study in: UK
  • Program Period: Two years
  • Deadline: April 30, 2021

Scholarship Coverage

IDS Graduate Scholarships will provide the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Up to £18,500 for fees and up to £11,000 for essential living costs.

Eligibility Criteria for IDS Graduate Scholarships

To qualify for IDS Graduate Scholarships, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Language(s): English
  • Eligible Countries: International students from low or middle-income countries
  • 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 a full-time taught IDS master’s degree (see our list of IDS master’s courses) by 30 April 2021 (it is possible to apply for the scholarship before receiving an offer of a place).

How to Apply for IDS Graduate Scholarships

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for IDS Graduate Scholarships:

  1. Applications for the scholarship award should be submitted via IDS online portal IDS Scholarship Application Form.
  1. In fairness to other applicants, we are unable to consider applications from candidates who have not already secured sufficient funds to meet the remaining tuition and living expenses at the time of application (after taking account of the possible award of this Scholarship) and you must provide evidence of how you will fund your expenses.
  1. The closing date for receipt of scholarship applications is 30 April 2021.
  1. Your application will be reviewed and successful candidates may be called for an interview (by phone, Zoom or Microsoft Teams). Once an award has been approved, the candidate will be notified in writing by 31 July 2021.  Please note that you should not make irreversible plans to leave for the UK until you have received a formal offer letter for the scholarship.


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