The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is inviting applications for five fully funded scholarships for the UK or overseas students to study its new MSc in Women, Peace, and Security. The scholarships will cover all tuition fees and provide a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses for five students from the UK or overseas for the coming academic year (2017-18).
The Centre for Women, Peace, and Security was launched in 2015 to promote justice and equality for women living in conflict-affected situations around the world. The MSc in Women, Peace, and Security is a postgraduate programme at the LSE Gender Institute, the largest research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world-class center for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MSc programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Women, Peace, and Security. It will provide a critical examination of peace and security issues affecting women in a global world.
Scholarship Award: The scholarships will cover all tuition fees and provide a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses for five students from the UK or overseas for the coming academic year (2017-18), ensuring that the best students, regardless of personal financial circumstance or country of origin, will have the opportunity to undertake this critical new programme of study. Students who come directly from conflict-affected areas, or who have been displaced due to the conflict are particularly encouraged to apply.
Number of Scholarships: Up to five scholarships will be awarded for the academic year 2017-18. The Centre for Women, Peace, and Security is actively seeking new partners to establish support for students in subsequent years.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
- All students with a financial need and clearly articulated commitment and potential in the field of women, peace, and security are eligible. We particularly welcome students who come directly from conflict-affected areas, or who have been displaced due to conflict.
Nationality: UK or overseas students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Students must have 2.1 degree or equivalent from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent, such as a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
English language Requirements: If your first language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English, we ask you to provide evidence of your command of English. You should include your test scores, if available, in the relevant section of the application form. If you receive an offer of admission, it will be subject to proof of your score. English tests must be less than two years old by 1 October in the year you intend to start your programme.
If you have not yet taken the test, your application can be considered in its absence, but any offer will be conditional on your achieving the required score.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum overall score of 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in speaking and writing, and 6.5 in listening and reading)
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum overall score of 107 in the internet based test (with a minimum of 22 in reading and listening, 21 in writing and 20 in speaking).
How to Apply: To be considered for a scholarship, you must have completed the 2017/18 LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form and received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) to the MSc in Women, Peace, and Security by 5 pm UK time on 26 April 2017.
Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is April 26, 2017.