MA Announcement_2014

3.02.2014 12:15

IntroductionThe Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully funded master’s level scholarshipsat a network ofuniversities across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. These awards support one to two year graduate programs in the following fields (see university appendix for specific academic programs):

  • Development Studies
  • Public Health & Health Management
  • Education Management & Leadership
  • Law & Human Rights
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Environment & Resource Management
  • Social Work & Social Policy
  • Politics, Economics & International Studies
  • Select Humanities & Social Sciences

CSLA does not provide funding forforeign language teaching degrees, business administration, physical sciences, engineering, or medical degrees.


The program aims to support individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and have potential to become civil society leaders in their home communities.

Award Structure

CSLA is a fully funded scholarship for Master’s level study. Successful applicants will receive the following support:

  • Tuition and mandatory university fees
  • Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses
  • Program-related travel
  • Accident and sickness insurance during the program
  • Funds for educational materials and professional development
  • All costs associated with an annual student conference
  • Possible internship support
  • Pre-university writing program in July or August that prepares finalist for the rigors of graduate level academic study

The scholarship does NOT provide funding for dependent family members.

Application Process

  1. Applicants should submit agraduate degreeapplication directly to one or more of the host university program(s)below.Graduate applications must be submitted prior to each university’s application deadline.
  2. Applicants are welcome to apply to more than one university listed below. Applications to universities not listed are not eligible for this award.
  3. After submitting a graduate application to a host university, applicants should register with CSLA directly at
  4. Applications will be reviewed by the university and representatives of CSLA.
  5. Applicants will be notified of the following: a) admitted to the university with CSLA funding; b) admitted to the university without CSLA funding; c) not admitted to the university and therefore not eligible for CSLA funding.

Selection Process 

Criteria for selection will include academic merit and potential for contributing to the development of civil society in the countries listed. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants should apply for admission to each university of interest by the deadline posted for that institution. Those candidates shortlisted for admission may be interviewed online or in person by a selection committee, and may be asked to provide additional essays regarding their career goals.

Partner Universities, Academic Programs& Application Deadlines

Interested applicants should first familiarize themselves with the programs of study they wish to pursue at the host universities listed below. CSLA will only consider funding for students who apply for full-time study. 

Please see link below in order to dowload list of univesites:

In case of any questions you may refer your inquiry to contacts below:
Phone: (+99422) 256 3025;