April 2, 2012

Fully-funded Distance Learning Scholarships in UK for East and South African Students

Fully-funded Distance Learning Scholarships

Course(s) offered: Education for Sustainability
Course Level: Masters (Online)
Provider: London South Bank University
Country to Study in: Any Country (worldwide)

Scholarship Description
The internationally recognised EFS programme at LSBU has over 15 years of experience working with practitioners to build capacity in education for sustainability.

The programme was set up in 1994 as the result of an collaboration between a consortium of development and environmental nongovernmental organisations and the university. Participants have been drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, professions and geographical regions.

Fully funded distance learning African Commonwealth Scholarships are available for students from East and Southern African Commonwealth countries to study the MSc in Education for Sustainability at London South Bank University.

We actively encourage female applicants as they are underrepresented in leadership positions.

Eligibility
Are you eligible to apply?
  • Are you an African Commonwealth citizen working in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda or Zambia? 
  • Do you have a first degree?
  • Do you have the written English skills for a Masters programme?
  • Are you involved in the field of education in the broadest terms? e.g. advocacy/ communication / training / teaching / marketing etc?
  • Are you in a leadership position or one with leadership potential?
  • Are you committed to making a difference within your workplace and within your country?
  • Do you understand the requirements and challenges of a distance learning course?
  • Do you have regular, reliable and easy access to a computer with email and internet facilities?
  • Will you be able to attend the Introductory Residential Week in Nairobi from October 8th – October 15th 2011
  • Do you have the support of your employer?
  • Do you have the support of your family?
Note: You cannot be enrolled on another post graduate course during the time of the scholarship.

If accepted you must commit to:
  • Setting aside regular time for studying (approx 15-20 hours per week)
  • Completing and handing in 4 pieces of coursework per year in time for course deadlines
  • Contributing to web discussions and activities
  • Attending and contributing to an annual week’s residential in October for 3 years of the course
Eligible Groups
Citizen of an African Commonwealth country: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda or Zambia.

Participating Institution(s)
London South Bank University, UK

Field(s) of study
MSc in Education for Sustainability

Number of Awards
For 2011 the EFS programme won 15 distance learning scholarships from the Commonwealth Commission for applicants from African Commonwealth countries.

Scholarship Benefits
Funding will cover all course fees, tuition, assessment, study guides and readers. Travel costs and accommodation for the residential is also covered.

Method of Application
Applicants must apply using the online application form. Instructions on how to complete the application form is found here (pdf). Application must be completed by the deadline date.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.

DEADLINES:
The application deadline date is on or before the 7th of May 2012.

PLEASE NOTE:
London South Bank University (LSBU) is a public university located in Southwark, London, United Kingdom. It is based in the London Borough of Southwark, near the South Bank of the River Thames, from which it takes its name.

Founded from charitable donations in 1892 as the "Borough Polytechnic Institute", it absorbed several other local colleges in the 1970s and 1990s, and achieved university status in 1992. LSBU is a post-1992 or new university.

Application Deadline: 7 May 2012
Open to International Students: Yes

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