How to win a UNDP scholarship?

Written by Michael Nz. on November 11, 2021

3 min read

How to get UNDP world scholarships? The United Nations Development Program issued a new statement where it mentioned that the UNDP Postgraduate program is available for the current year 2021. Young people and foreign applicants who are interested in continuing their learning can do so through this prestigious project international study.

UNDP is enthusiastically offering a new selection process for talented candidates with academic and professional dreams. The two-year graduate program is a life-changing mission and offers a unique opportunity to help UNDP eradicate poverty while protecting the earth. 

This organization currently works in 170 countries around the world. The candidates selected for this international professional entry-level contract will be assigned tasks in more than one place in the world during their two years in the organization, among the nations are Denmark, Turkey, the United States, among others.

It is worth mentioning that this important global entity is looking for interested nationals of the 170 countries where it lives, in order to put into practice everything they have learned in the course of study. 

You will be trained with a high-level education that will allow you to choose a professional career in a leading company in the world, feeling capable of facing any challenge.

UNDP Worldwide Scholarships

Institutions where the studies will be carried out:

United Nations Development Program in the following nations:

  • Bangladesh (Dhaka).
  • Denmark (Copenhagen).
  • Laos (Vientiane).
  • Maldives (Male)
  • Mongolia (Ulaan Baator).
  • Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby).
  • Samoa (Apia).
  • Thailand (Bangkok).
  • Timor-Leste (Dili).
  • Turkey (Istanbul).
  • United States (New York).

Levels and areas of studies:

Two-year (2) postgraduate degrees in any of the subjects or fields available at UNDP.

Who can participate ?:

For students who demonstrate a high academic level, because it is a high potential program, it is recommended that they have all the certificates to demonstrate that they are capable young students.

Endowment of the scholarship:

The candidate who is selected to integrate this prestigious worldwide award will be endowed with the following:

  • A one-year international professional entry-level contract with UNDP that will be renewable for a second year after a performance review.
  •  Competitive salary.
  • Annual paid vacations.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Health and disability insurance.

Conditions to be met by participants

  • International applicants with a high academic level.
  • Come from one of the 170 countries where UNDP operates.
  • For master’s degree holders, work experience should not exceed one year in the relevant field acquired after completion of the degree.
  • For bachelor’s degree holders, it must be between two and three years after completion of the degree.
  • Women and minority people, indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Submit a formal application to the full-time postgraduate course in any of the fields through the United Nations Development Program online entry system.
  • The interested party must master the English language (an essential requirement, if he does not master it, his offer will be rejected), it is necessary that he consign a certificate that guarantees his knowledge of that language.
  • For some courses or positions it will be necessary for you to have a command also in French, Arabic and / or Spanish, the latter is a perfect option for Latino, Mexican and Caribbean applicants.

Instructions to apply:

Supporting documents: Transcripts and academic records, curriculum, personal statement, copies of passport, language certificate, among others. If the application is shortlisted after the initial scrutiny, an online test will be conducted to assess the competence of the candidates. The test will be taken using a computer or mobile phone.

Consult the official website of the United Nations Development Program World Full Scholarship by visiting the official website of the aforementioned entity.


Until the available places are finished.

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