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University of Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership Scholarships for Developing Countries UK 2020-2021

The University of Cambridge announces its University of Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership Scholarships for Developing countries UK 2020-2021.


The two scholarship programmes all awarded by the benevolent University of Cambridge have been generously established to support students from less developed and developing countries that are rich in biodiversity, to attend the MPhil in Conservation Leadership.

About the Course:
The course MPhil in Conservation is designed for graduates with three to five years of relevant experience in biodiversity conservation, who have a specific knowledge of conservation, public policy, business strategy or the voluntary sector anywhere in the world.

The course will be delivered by a collaborative effort of several partner university departments and conservation organizations based around Cambridge who together form the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and its engagement with management and leadership.

Applications are hereby invited for Masters students to apply for the scholarship.

The scholarships will be awarded as either full or partial scholarships which cover certain  aspects of the funding package as needed by students.

The University will offer the scholarships based on: academic quality; the motivation and potential of candidates to become conservation leaders; and, the amount of funds applicants already have available for the course.

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About University of Cambridge

The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust was established on 1 August 2013 from the merger of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Cambridge Overseas Trust. These were established as charities by the University of Cambridge in the 1980s in order to provide financial support for international students on degree courses at Cambridge. Today, the Trust is the largest provider of funding for international students at Cambridge, working with partners worldwide to support students of outstanding academic merit under a variety of scholarship schemes.... read more


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Requirements for University of Cambridge Masters Scholarship Qualification

  1. This course is designed for graduates with three to five years of relevant experience in biodiversity conservation, who have a specific knowledge of conservation, public policy, business strategy or the voluntary sector anywhere in the world. The unique features of this course are its delivery by a partnership between several university departments and conservation organizations based around Cambridge who form the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and its engagement with management and leadership.
  2. How Many Funding Positions are available? Not specified
  3. What are the benefits? Varies from full scholarships, to partial scholarships

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Interview date, Process and Venue for University of Cambridge Masters Scholarship

The deadlines for admission for October 2020 are as follows:

  • Geographical Research: 31st March 2020
  • Polar Studies: 31st March 2020
  • MPhil in Conservation Leadership: 3rd December 2019
  • MPhil in Anthropocene Studies: 2nd June 2020
  • MPhil in Holocene Climates: 2nd June 2020

Applications for October 2020 can be made from the beginning of September 2019.

The Department strongly recommends early application.


Application Deadline

December 3, 2019


How to Apply

All applicants must provide with their application:

  1. A 500 word statement entitled, "Why I would like to enroll in the MPhil in Conservation Leadership and how my background provides the relevant leadership experience for the course
  2. An academic essay of 500 words entitled "An analysis of the major conservation leadership challenges facing XXX" where XXX can be either your country (e.g. Botswana) or a conservation organisation with which you are familiar (e.g. Conservation Intl.).

These should be submitted along with all other supporting documentation through the Graduate Admissions Office website.

For more details, please visit the scholarship website here


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