2019 IDS Graduate Scholarship for scholars from the Global South

Deadline: April 30, 2019.

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.



The scholarship is only open to applicants who are nationals of and currently living in a lower or middle income country. For details please refer to our country list.


  • Must have received and accepted an offer of a place on an full-time taught IDS masters degree (see our 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).



Up to £16,750 for fees and up to £11,000 for essential living costs.



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 our online IDS Scholarship Application Form.



If you have any questions regarding the scheme please email: teaching@ids.ac.uk




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