Loughborough University Graduate Scholarships for African Students in UK, 2013/14

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Loughborough University offers scholarships for African students to pursue one year taught postgraduate programme. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees. For 2013 entry, applicants must hold an offer on a postgraduate taught course before applying for the scholarship. The final closing date for applications is April 30, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided for studying any course offered by the university at postgraduate level.
Course Level: The scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate taught course at Loughborough University, UK.
Scholarship Provider: The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and Loughborough University funds.
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:
-Currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa
-Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)
-Commitment to return to their home country on completion of postgraduate programme
-Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return
-Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK
-Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Africa ( Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Loughborough UniversityLoughborough University is delighted to announce full-fee scholarships for international full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa. These will be known as the Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded). The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and University funds. The University will award a limited number of scholarships and the standards required are very high. Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources.

Duration of award(s): The scholarship is offered for one year.

What does it cover? The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year.

Selection Criteria: The selection panel will be looking for the very highest academic achievers, and those who will contribute most to their society when they return home after their course.  The panel will also be looking for those who clearly demonstrate a full understanding of the costs involved in coming to the UK and can demonstrate that they have strong motivation and the initiative to be able to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved.

Notification: All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by the end of May at the latest.

How to Apply: For 2013 entry the scholarship application procedure is an open competition. Students may only apply for the scholarship after an offer for a place has been made. Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form which can be downloaded below.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is April 30, 2013.

LU Graduate School Development Trust Scholarship Application Form 2013/14

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