Master’s Awards in Development Studies, Finland 2024

  •  Master
  •  15-Aug-2024
  •   Finland
  • $$  1,000 euros for the winning thesis; honorable mentions for exceptional theses

Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) and the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) are delighted to announce the Master’s Awards in Development Studies.

The award is available for outstanding claimants from all over the globe who have received an offer to study an eligible masters degree program at the university.The Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) is a network of Finnish universities that collaborates to promote education, research, and societal impact related to global development issues. Established to foster interdisciplinary and international cooperation, UniPID aims to enhance the understanding and implementation of sustainable development practices. The network supports academic exchanges, joint research projects, and capacity-building initiatives, providing a platform for students, researchers, and institutions to engage in addressing global challenges.

Aalto-yliopisto Information

Aalto-yliopisto Grants

Master’s Awards in Development Studies, Finland 2024 Founded in 2010, Aalto-yliopisto (Aalto University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Espoo (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Uusimaa. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Helsinki. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland), Aalto-yliopisto (A?) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Aalto-yliopisto (A?) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 9 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Finnish higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by UniPID member universities within the frameworks of development studies, developing country research, international development, or Global South research.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • The thesis must be approved as a requirement for completion of a Master’s degree during the period 1.8.2023 – 31.7.2024 at a UniPID member university.
  • The thesis must be written in Finnish, Swedish, or English.
  • The grade of the thesis must be eximia cum laude approbator or higher, or at least 4 on the 1-5 grading scale.
  • The thesis should employ one of the following global development research frameworks: development studies, developing country research, international development, or Global South research.
  • The Master’s Award Working Group will decide on the eligibility of the submitted thesis.

Offered Benefits

The winning thesis will receive a prize of 1,000 euros. Honorable mentions will also be awarded to other high-quality theses of exceptional merit. The award will be presented at the FSDR’s annual Development Days Conference in February 2025.

Application Process

The author should submit the thesis via the specific form for the Master’s Award 2024 application on the UniPID website. With the author’s consent, the thesis may also be submitted by his/her supervisor.

The submitted theses should be accompanied by the following information and attachments:

  • Contact details of the author
  • A summary of the work (max. 1 page)
  • Relevance of the thesis for the field of global development research (max. 1 page)
  • Transcript of records and/or examiner’s statement indicating the university, department, supervisor(s), the grade the work received, and the official date of approval.

For Further Information: Please contact Ana Tarazona ( )

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