GIIDAE announces £125,000 worth of scholarships

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18th January 2018

The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE), based within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development announced today, that it is offering £125,000 in scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, North America and the UK.

The Institute is renowned for its teaching and research in three key subject areas - International Development, Agriculture and Applied Economics, as it strives to impart the knowledge and understanding that will help the next generation to address some the biggest challenges faced by the world today.

Dr Sarah Cardey, GIIDAE Director said: "We are delighted to be able to offer such a significant amount of funding to assist students in their studies as we recognise the importance and difference that a scholarship can make to an individual's study options.

"Our Masters programmes enable students to pursue a variety of careers that encompass numerous global challenges such as food production, security, and health; sustainability of agro-ecosystems; climate change, animal welfare and behaviour; poverty alleviation; social development, international development; consumer behaviour and choice. Such scholarships can have a huge impact, creating a wealth of opportunity."

Scholarships include:

GIIDAE International Scholarship
The GIIDAE International Scholarship offers 5 x £3,000 scholarships in the form of a tuition reduction to any international fee-paying offer holder on any of the GIIDAE degrees. This scholarship is based on academic merit.

GIIDAE International Scholarship: Japan

The GIIDAE International Scholarship: Japan recognises academic excellence and offers 5 x £1,000 merit-based scholarships in the form of a tuition reduction. Individuals will receive a certificate of recognition in addition to their funding as we recognise the increasing importance of international development and the expertise that is required within the development sector in Japan.

GIIDAE International Scholarship: Nigeria

The GIIDAE International Scholarship: Nigeria offers 10 x £1,500 scholarships to assist with tuition fees. This scholarship is in recognition of the valuable contribution made by previous students from this area and in an attempt to reduce the effect that the fluctuating Naira has had on paying tuition fees in Stirling.

GIIDAE International Scholarship: Pakistan

GIIDAE International Scholarship: Pakistan offers 5 x £3,000 scholarships to assist with tuition fees. The scholarship opportunity is provided to encourage exceptional students from Pakistan who are looking to pursue and further enhance their career in the field of international development and agricultural development from a top ranked UK University.

GIIDAE International Scholarship: India
GIIDAE International Scholarship: India offers 5 x £3000 scholarships in the form of a tuition reduction. The scholarship will offer a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from India in the field of international development, agriculture and applied economics and will provide a life changing experience for pursuing this course at a prestigious UK University.


GIIDAE International Scholarship: Indonesia
The GIIDAE International Scholarship: Indonesia offers 5 tuition awards for 11-week pre-sessional English courses. Based on academic merit, this Scholarship is designed to provide the practical support and learning opportunities to improve language skills prior to starting studies at Reading via our pre-sessional English programme.

Given the government's recognition of the important role that agriculture plays in Indonesia's economic development, coupled with its contribution to food and the provision of raw materials, this scholarship may be of particular interest to those wishing to study agricultural economics, development finance, food and security, applied international development and agriculture and development.

GIIDAE International Scholarship: South Korea
The GIIDAE International Scholarship: South Korea offers 2 x £2,000 scholarships in the form of tuition reduction. Given South Korea's increasing importance as a donor of foreign aid this Scholarship may be of particular interest to students wishing to study agricultural economics, food economics and marketing, or development finance.

GIIDAE International Scholarship: North America
The GIIDAE International Scholarship: North America offers 5 x £3,000 scholarships in the form of a tuition reduction, based on academic merit.

Given North America's commitment to global development agendas, this funding will be of particular interest to those wishing to pursue a career in the area of social development and agriculture, studying issues such as communication for development, or environmental issues surrounding food security; who are also keen to experience an international education.

GIIDAE UK/EU Scholarship
The GIIDAE UK/EU Scholarship offers 20 x £1,000 scholarships in the form of a tuition reduction, based on academic merit. This scholarship is designed to support postgraduate opportunities for UK/EU students who wish to pursue a career in the development sector.

GIIDAE University of Reading Alumni Scholarship
GIIDAE University of Reading Alumni Scholarship offers 10 x £500 scholarship in the form of a tuition reduction. This can be held in addition to Reading's alumni discount and is based on academic merit for those wishing to continue their professional development.

Visit GIIDAE's Fees and Funding page for further information.

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