How do I apply?
Is there a course deadline?
We like to keep to a deadline of 4 weeks before a course starts but we can be flexible. If you know that your funding is likely to be available only after this date then please let us know this and we can keep a place open for you. Equally, if you apply near to the course start date there may always be places available so do contact us.
I don't have any funding, what can I do?
DEVCo does not offer scholarships or have any funding of its own. All participants find their own funding. If you know you may be able to source some funds we are prepared to send a conditional acceptance letter. This can be done by completing the application form and returning it to us. We will then send you an acceptance letter that can be used as evidence of having been accepted onto the course. In this case you do not have to pay the £100 deposit which only becomes payable once your funding is secured.
How do I pay the course fee?
Course fees can be paid by cheque or bank draft or directly into our bank account. See the application form for details. We can also receive payment via debit/credit card if you phone us on + 44 1603 593165.
Can I pay in dollars or with a currency other than sterling?
Yes you can but if the rate used for converting into sterling leaves a significant shortfall, we reserve the right to request any balance due.
What does the fee cover?
The fee covers all the course tuition, accommodation, books and coursework related to the course plus access to the university library and some other facilities of the university. It does not cover any meals unless stated in the course information. Notwithstanding this, it will include at least one ‘welcome' meal and any outings arranged for the weekends of courses which are at least 2 weeks in duration.
Do you accept late applications?
Yes, we do. It is always worthwhile enquiring even in the last few days before a course starts as there still may be places available. See FAQ above' Is there a course deadline?'.
What are the Entry Requirements?
The entry requirements are stated in the respective course outlines. Generally speaking for all courses we require a workshop level of English. For courses (Impact Evaluation and MIS for M&E in particular) there is a requirement for participants to have a familiarity with the Windows operating system plus knowledge of statistical packages (Impact Evaluation) and commonly available software packages for e.g. Excel , Access (MIS).
What are the accommodation arrangements?
Unless otherwise stated, all participants are accommodated in the newer student accommodation blocks on campus. Typically, these blocks are on 3 levels. Each level houses 2 flats made up of between 8 and 12 en suite study bedrooms that run off one corridor, with one lockable entry door to each flat. Each flat has one well equipped kitchen (fridges, microwaves, hob etc) and each bedroom has internet access and has its own secure lockable door. Entry to the blocks on the ground floor are by security swipe. All participants are issued with keys and swipes on arrival.
Are there health facilities on campus?
Yes, a Medical Centre is located on campus, offering a full general medical service. If you are not entitled to NHS facilities you will be considered as a private, non-NHS patient. Please note also that optician and dental charges are not covered by any reciprocal agreement and may be very expensive.
You may not automatically be able to receive a prescription for medication that you have been prescribed in your own country.