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Otto Koenigsberger Scholarship at UCL in UK 2021

University College London is taking applications for the Otto Koenigsberger Scholarship award for Masters Candidates in the UK for the 2021/2022 academic session.

The aim of the Otto Koenigsberger Scholarship award is to support foreign applicants of the highest quality for postgraduate study at MSc level, in the anticipation that as graduates, these candidates will make crucial contributions to urban growth by drawing on the strengths of the international perspective and leading position of the DPU in the development field.

Otto Koenigsberger was a renowned and globally recognised specialist and teacher whose hands-on and reactive approach to urban planning reoriented development planning work in Asia, Africa, and Latin America in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. He also founded the Development Planning Unit and was the first director of the unit.

The Development Planning Unit carries out ground-breaking research and postgraduate teaching that assists to build the capacity of state governments, local authorities, NGOs, aid groups and businesses striving towards socially just and sustainable growth in the global south.

The DPU’s research has an extensive effect on development policy, custom and thinking. It serves three main purposes: to

  • deepen the understanding of development processes and practices.
  • interrogate the theoretical underpinnings of development thinking and collective action in the public sector, civil society and the private sector.
  • strengthen DPU teaching, capacity building and advisory work.

About UCL

University College London, also referred to as UCL, is a state-owned research higher academic intitution situated in London, United Kingdom, and an associate institution of the federal University of London. It is the biggest university in the United Kingdom by aggregate matriculation apart from the Open University, and the biggest by postgraduate enrolment.

Founded in 1826, as London University by forefathers motivated by the radical ideas of Jeremy Bentham, University College London was the premier university institution to be created in London, and the first in England to be completely secular and to grant admission to students irrespective of their religion. UCL also makes questioned claims to being the third-earliest university in England and the first university to grant admission women. In 1836, the university became one of the two instituting colleges of the University of London, which was given a royal approval in the same year. The university has expanded via mergers, including with the Institute of Ophthalmology (in 1995), the Institute of Neurology (in 1997), the Royal Free Hospital Medical School (in 1998), the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (in 1999), the Eastman Dental Institute (in 1999), the School of Pharmacy (in 2012) and the Institute of Education (in 2014).

University College London has its primary campus in the Bloomsbury region of central London, with several institutes and teaching hospitals elsewhere in central London and satellite college grounds in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London and in Doha, Qatar. UCL is structured into 11 component faculties, within which there are more than 100 departments, institutes and research units.

Worth of Otto Koenigsberger Scholarship at UCL

This partial scholarship is worth £5,000 in tuition fees.

Eligibility for Otto Koenigsberger Scholarship at UCL

To be qualified for the UCL Otto Koenigsberger Scholarship award, candidates must

  • be classified as an overseas student and be commencing full-time study for a Master’s degree in the Development Planning Unit.
  • hold and have accepted an unconditional offer of a place at DPU.

The scholarship award provides partial reduction of tuition fees and candidates have to provide acceptable written proof of funding the balance of their tuition fees and their living costs.

How to Apply for Otto Koenigsberger Scholarship at UCL

Applicants should contact:

DPU Programme Administrator
University College London
34 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9EZ

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1111
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 1112

Deadline: The application closes on February 28.

Visit this page for more information and to apply

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