Friday, October 3, 2008

MA Scholarships in Politics and International Relations

Belgium - Applications are invited for two scholarships for politics students wishing to begin their studies at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies in January 2009.

The University of Kent has established a studentship fund of £1.5M to support research students. This fund allows the University to provide support for more than 100 students in any one year.

Successful candidates will be registered at the University of Kent as full-time students on one of the five politics programmes offered at UKB (listed below) and will receive payment to cover 50% of their tuition fees.
hese scholarships are open to students of all nationalities and are valid for the following programmes:

* MA in International Relations
* MA in International Conflict Analysis
* MA in International Political Economy
* MA in European Public Policy
* MA in Political Strategy and Communication

In order to be considered for the scholarship, candidates must both apply for admission to one of these masters programmes and submit a separate scholarship application, no later than the closing date of 15 October 2008.

To submit an application for admission to an eligible MA programme, please follow the instructions as detailed on the following URL:

Applicants should normally have obtained, or be about to obtain, a relevant undergraduate degree, with an overall First or Upper Second Class Honours result, or equivalent. No application for admission is considered complete until all supporting documents have been received by the university.

Once you have submitted your application to study at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies (with all the required documentation) , in order to apply for the scholarship, you should send a letter/email to ukbschols2[a-t]kent. confirming your wish to be considered for a scholarship and explaining why you believe you should be awarded one. To help you decide what to write, you should be aware that the Scholarships Board is looking for academic excellence as well as academic potential. If it helps, imagine that you are standing in front of the members of the Board and have one chance to tell them about yourself and why you want the scholarship.

For politics students starting in January 2009, your scholarship application must be received no later than 17h00 CET on the closing date of 15 October 2008.

Successful candidates will be informed of the results by Friday 21 November 2008.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Stefan Rossbach
Director of Research
Department of Politics and International Relations
Room R N4.3
Rutherford College
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NX