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Applications for 2017-18 will open on September 5th and close on 31st March 2017. 

  • If you wish to be considered for Gates funding the deadline is 12th October for US citizens and 7th December for the 'rest of the world'.
  • If you wish to be considered for Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (including CISS) funding the deadline is 7th December.
  • If you wish to be considered for the Newton College awards and Cambridge Trust EU awards you have to apply by 4th January.


We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.

Message from the director: You will be pleased to know that we have moved up from 8 in 2015 to 6 this year in the QS world ranking for Development Studies. This is a remarkable result and a great tribute to the tremendous efforts of the whole team of teachers and administrators. It's a fantastic result! Professor Peter Nolan

Congratulations to PhD student Nungari Mwangi who was awarded the 2016 Andrew E Rice Award from the Society for International development!

Dr Fennell high level facilitator at WSIS 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr Fennell has been appointed as High Level Track Facilitator at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum.