Scholarships and bursaries

IDS Fee Waiver
One IDS fee waiver is available to individuals from a low or middle-income country (see our country list) who are actively engaged in the social protection sector, whether as a policymaker, practitioner, advisor or academic. Selection will be based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate their potential to make a meaningful impact on social protection policy and practice at national, regional or agency level.

The IDS fee waiver covers tuition fees only; it does not cover travel or living costs.

Centre for Social Protection Scholarship
One Centre for Social Protection scholarship is available to individuals from a low or middle-income country (see our country list) who are actively engaged in the social protection sector, whether as a policymaker, practitioner, advisor or academic. Selection will be based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate their potential to make a meaningful impact on social protection policy and practice at national, regional or agency level.

The Centre for Social Protection scholarship covers tuition fees, travel and living costs up to a total value of £4,000.

Scholarship requirements and how to apply

Within 12 months of completing the course all successful applicants will be required to provide a short report to IDS on how they applied their learning and supported others to learn.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete the relevant section in the short course online application form. For all enquiries about scholarships for this course, please contact Leah Plati ([email protected]).

The scholarship application deadline is 29 March 2021.

IDS alumni bursary

We are pleased offer one bursary for IDS alumni. This single award, funded by IDS, is in the form of a 20 per cent course fee discount. It is subject to terms and conditions, and will be offered to one applicant on a first-come first-served basis. Please indicate on your application form that you wish to be considered for this bursary.