View the recent information of UK scholarships for African students and learn about various funding options. The United Kingdom offers a top quality higher education options so it is considered to be one of the most widely chosen study destinations for African students. UK Government, universities and other organizations are funding various scholarships for African students for achieving higher education in UK.
African students’ population in UK is increasing day by day with a great pace. African students who want to upgrade their education in UK can avail various scholarships and grants offered by the prominent universities and organizations. This financial assistance is offered specifically to the students of Africa to pursue higher studies in various fields such as Economics, Finance, Banking, Law, Human rights, Public administration, Management, Project planning etc. Below you will find the most comprehensive listing of recent grants and scholarships to support African students in pursuing their degree level in UK.
Centre of African Studies Visiting Research Fellowship
The Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge is offering two visiting research fellowships for the year 2016-2017. These fellowships awarded in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Each award is worth up to £14,000, out of which travel, college accommodation, maintenance costs and medical insurance will be paid by the Centre on behalf of the fellow. The maximum duration of a fellowship is six months and is non-renewable. The application deadline is 15 January 2016.
Chancellors International Development Scholarships
University of South is awarding chancellors international development scholarships worth £2,500. These scholarships are available for undertaking undergraduate degree programme. Students do not need to make a separate scholarship application. They will be automatically considered for a scholarship when they make their application. The application deadline is 15th January 2016.
Ferguson Scholarships for African Students
Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust is offering scholarships for African students. Scholarships are available for pursuing full time MA degree in the field of African Studies, International Studies and Diplomacy and Social Anthropology of Development at SOAS, University of London. Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. The application will be available from 28 January 2016.
Lord Walston Scholarship for African Students
University of East Anglia is awarding Lord Walston Scholarship for African students. Scholarship is awarded to undertake MA Agriculture and Rural Development, the MSc Environment and International Development or the MSc Climate Change and International Development programme. The Scholarship covers full fees and maintenance (living expenses). The application deadline is 16 March 2016.
Postgraduate Taught Talent Scholarship
University of Southampton is offering postgraduate taught talent scholarship for 2016 entry. Scholarships of £6,000 are available for up to 3 students from Africa, Middle East, South America and India who excel in their field. Scholarship applies to Winchester School of Art and will not apply if student change their programme to another School/Faculty. The application deadline is 31st March 2016.
The Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship
University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship for Africans. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study within the School of Divinity. The scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year. The application deadline is 1st April 2016.
Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarship
The University of Edinburgh will award a Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarship scholarship Tanzanian student undertaking postgraduate Master’s study for the 2016-2017 academic session. The scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK. The scholarship is tenable for one academic year. In addition to their studies, the successful applicant will be expected to participate in Swahili language conversation tutorials. The application deadline is 1st April 2016.
High Achiever Foundation Prize for African
University of Nottingham is inviting applications for high achiever foundation prizes available for African students. Applicants must already hold an offer to start a full-time foundation programme at Nottingham in September 2016. Three undergraduate high achiever prizes of £2,000 towards tuition fees. The application deadline is 15 April 2016.
LSE Margaret Bennett Scholarship
The London School of Economics and Political Science is inviting applications for Margaret Bennett Scholarship. Scholarship is available for female students from Africa to pursue LLM programme. To be considered for this scholarship, you must have completed the 2016/17 LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form and received an offer of admission. The application deadline is 27 April 2016.
Loughborough University Graduate School
Loughborough University is offering a number of Africa scholarships for full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for chosen postgraduate taught course for one year. The selection panel will be looking for the very highest academic achievers, and those who are committed to contributing most to their society when they return home after their course. The closing date for application is 30th April 2016.
GDAI PhD Scholarship for African Students
Applications are invited for Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholarship available for African students at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in UK. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Scholarship is awarded for undertaking PhD research programme (Full time) that directly address or be applicable to the issue of Governance in Africa. The scholarship is on a part present form and it provides Fees for three years and for accommodation and living cost for the first year only. It is expected that students to be on fieldwork during the second year and to write the thesis in the third year in their country of origin. The application deadline is 30 April 2016.
David E I Pyott Master of Surgery in Clinical Ophthalmology Scholarship
David E I Pyott Foundation is offering six online distance learning master’s scholarships for the academic year 2016-2017. These scholarships are available for the students of sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, and South America. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on to the online distance learning master of surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh. Each scholarship will cover the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study as well as provide access to a broadband facility and a laptop. The application deadline is 29th July 2016.
Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship
University of Essex is inviting applications for academic excellence international masters scholarship. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and all academic applications will automatically be considered. Successful applicants will be notified of their award by the end of October 2016. The application deadline is 30th September 2016
Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Wellcome Trust is offering research fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The fellowships are awarded for up to five years and provide a basic salary. It covers research expenses and training costs. Applicants must have a relevant high-quality publication record and show potential to become a future scientific leader. Fellowships will be offered for up to five years (non-renewable). Applications are considered twice a year. Details of the next round: Preliminary application deadline: 29 April 2015, and Full application deadline: 8 July 2015.
Eldred-Waverley Scholarship for MSc African Studies
University of Oxford is awarding MSc scholarship in African Studies for the students of sub-Saharan Africa. This scholarship is only tenable at Linacre College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) they state as their preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Linacre College in order to take up the scholarship. The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees, a grant for living costs (of at least £10,397) and a return flight from your home country to UK. The application deadline is 23 January 2015.
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Scholarships for Graduates
The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is inviting applications for pursuing graduate degree level at Oxford University. Scholarships are available for UK (ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and from a Muslim community), Asian and African students. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Scholarship covers 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of applicants fee liability for the agreed course. The application deadline is 9 or 23 January 2015, depending on your course.
Edinburgh Global Development Academy Masters Scholarships
University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for Edinburgh global development Academy masters scholarships. Scholarships are open for students from less developed countries. One master scholarship will cover the overseas rate of tuition fee, while a further two scholarships will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition fee only. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. The application deadline is 10 April 2015.
Business School Dean’s Scholarships for Masters Students, 2015
Bournemouth University is offering up to 4 Business School Dean’s scholarships. Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree at Bournemouth University. Students of Colombia, Taiwan, Turkey, Nigeria, China, India and South Korea can apply for these Business School Scholarships. The deadline for September 2015 entry applications is 31 May 2015.
Sussex Nigeria Scholarships for Masters Students, 2015
Sussex Nigeria Scholarships are open for the academic year 2015. Scholarships are available for Nigerian students to pursue masters degree level at University of Sussex. Scholarships are awarded as a fee reduction. Applicants must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University’s PG Apply online application system between 1 October 2014 and 1 August 2015. The application deadline is 1 August 2015.
John Moores International Undergraduate Scholarships
Liverpool John Moores University is awarding international undergraduate scholarships for students of Africa, the ASEAN countries, the People’s Republic of China or Commonwealth countries. Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree. In order to be considered for this award applicants must have an overall English IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component) or recognised equivalent. The scholarships will consist of £6,000 first year tuition fee waiver. The application deadline is 2 June 2015.
University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarship
Applications are invited for University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University. Scholarships are awarded to students from Southern African countries who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study or PhD degree programme. Scholarship covers the overseas rate of tuition fee and university accommodation for the duration of the postgraduate degree programme. Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh. The closing date for applications is 25th April 2015.
Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships for South African
University of Oxford is inviting applications for Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships. Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time graduate degree at University of Oxford. Scholarships are open for the students who have previously studied at South African universities. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Scholarship provides a grant for living costs for the full duration of applicants fee liability for the agreed course. The application deadline is 9 or 23 January 2015, depending on your course.
Management School MSc UK Scholarships for African Students
Sheffield University Management School is awarding up to 8 Msc scholarships valued at £7,000 each. Scholarships are awarded for students from America, UK, India and Pakistan who have a first or upper second class UK honours degree, or equivalent. Selection will be based on merit. All students who are eligible for a scholarship and have accepted their offer before the closing date i.e. 6 June 2015 will be automatically considered.
3ie Scholarships for African Students and Developing Countries
University of East Anglia is inviting applications for 3ie scholarship. One 3ie scholarship is available for applicants from less developed countries who apply for a place on the Msc Impact Evaluation for International Development. The Scholarship covers £10,000 of the course tuition fee and one return economy flight. The scholarship is provided to study Msc Impact Evaluation for International Development. All applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by this date. The application deadline is 30 May 2015.
Eni UK Scholarships for African Students at St Antony’s College Oxford
St Antony’s College, University of Oxford offers Eni scholarships for graduate students of Angola, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique and Nigeria to study a fully funded degree in 2015-16. Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university. The scholarships will include 100% of university and college fees and an annual grant for living costs. The scholarship also covers one economy return airfare from home country to the UK at the start and end of the course. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential and financial need. The application deadline is 10 April 2015.
Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships for African Students
University of Nottingham is inviting applications for developing solutions masters scholarships available for the students of Africa, India or one of the listed countries of the Commonwealth. Applicants must already hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme, including MRes at Nottingham for September 2015. Up to 105 scholarships are awarded. Up to 30 scholarships will cover 100% tuition fee and up to 75 scholarships will cover 50% towards tuition fees. The application deadline is 24 April 2015.
2015 Commonwealth Medical Fellowships in UK
UK Department for International Development (DFID) is inviting applications for Medical fellowships available for doctors and dentists from Developing Commonwealth Countries. These fellowships are for mid-career clinical staff to learn a new medical or dental skill, to practise the new medical or dental skill, and to network with others in the same and related specialties. Awards are tenable for between three months and six months at any approved UK University Hospital; experience suggests that a minimum of 4 months is sensible. The EAS will close to all applicants on 3 December 2014.
Commonwealth Academic Fellowships for Mid-Career Academics in UK, 2015
Applications are invited for Commonwealth academic fellowships available for mid-career academics from developing Commonwealth countries. These fellowships enable fellows to spend three months to network and update knowledge and skills related to their academic subject and responsibilities at any approved UK university or higher education institution. The CSC also invites alumni who held Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD to apply directly to the CSC for a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship. All eligible alumni will be sent a letter with details of how to apply. All applications must be made through your nominating university/university body in applicants’ home country. The deadline for applications is 3 December 2014.
Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowships
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is funding research fellowships for the Asian or African citizens. Preference will be given to those studying classical Islamic sciences, although other areas in the humanities and social sciences will be considered. The Fellowships will be tenable from 1 October 2015 for a minimum period of three months. Each Fellowship carries a stipend of £3,000 and membership of the Common Room. Application should be submitted till 6th December 2014.
Chevening/LSHTM Partnership Award
Chevening partner with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are inviting applications for Chevening/LSHTM Partnership Award available for Masters Students. Up to ten awards are available to candidates from Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Awards are offered for one year. Award includes full tuition fees for your chosen course at LSHTM. The application deadline is 15th November.
Chevening/Southampton Partnership Award, 2015-2016
Applications are invited for Chevening/Southampton Partnership Award available for candidates from all Chevening-eligible countries. Awards are available for any one-year taught master’s degree offered at the University of Southampton. Award includes full tuition fees for your chosen course at Southampton; country fee caps do not apply. The application deadline is 15th November.
Cambridge Scholarships for Egyptian Students, 2015-2016
University of Cambridge, the Cambridge Trust is inviting applications for 2015-16 Egypt Cambridge Scholarship. Up to five scholarships are available for Egyptian students who plan to start a PhD at the University of Cambridge in the academic year 2015-16. Each scholarship awarded will be of 3 year’s duration. Scholarship covers tuition fee. The application deadline is 2nd December 2014.
African MBA Scholarships Competition
The University of Surrey is offering three partial scholarships to nationals from the continent of Africa. One award of £10,000 and two awards of £5,000 are available to exceptional candidates applying to study the Surrey MBA in 2014. Last date of submitting applications is 30th June 2014.
Newcastle University Tanzania Scholarship
Applications are invited for Tanzania Scholarship available for entry onto postgraduate taught degree or research programmes in September 2014 at Newcastle University. Applicants intend to register to start their studies during the 2014-15 academic year. This scholarship will be awarded for one year. The scholarship will have a value of £3,500, payable towards the first year of tuition fees. Applications will close on 30th June 2014.
University of Bradford Global Development UK Scholarship for African Students
Scholarship for African students is available for students on full time master’s programmes (not MBA) based at the University of Bradford. Each scholarship is worth approximately £20,000. Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements (both academic and English Language) to be considered for this scholarship. The closing date for applications is 29th May 2014.
Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust for African Students
Applications are invited for TEST UK scholarships for African students available to both new and to continuing students. Scholarships will be awarded for the duration of the programme. The Foundation provides full or partial scholarships to needy but brilliant students. Award values will differ based on a person’s need and both full and partial scholarships will be awarded accordingly. The application deadline for fresh students is 29th August 2014 and for continuing students is 30th May 2014.
Merit Postgraduate UK Scholarships for African Students
University of Sheffield is accepting applications for three available merit-based UK scholarships for African Students. Each scholarship is worth £7,000 of postgraduate taught masters’ degree tuition fee per year, for one year of study. Scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction. The application deadline is 27th June 2014.
West Africa Merit Scholarship
UK scholarships for African students are available for pursuing full time postgraduate masters program at University of Aberdeen. Five scholarships of approx £2000 each will be awarded in either the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences or the College of Life Sciences and Medicine. Applications must be submitted by 30 June 2014.
Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships
UK scholarships for African students are available for pursuing undergraduate and master (taught) degree level at University of Essex in UK. These scholarship awards are only being made available as a reduction on the tuition fee that is payable on registration at the University. Application deadline is 30th June 2014.
MBA UK Scholarships for African Students
Sheffield University Management School is offering 25 scholarships worth of £2,000 each. Applicant must have a first or upper second class UK honors degree or equivalent and should have received at least a conditional offer from the University to study on the full-time MBA programme. All students who are eligible for a scholarship and have accepted their offer before the closing date will be automatically considered. Online application must reach by 30 May 2014.
Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships
The scholarships for African students are available for pursuing postgraduate (taught) degree level at Loughborough University in UK. African Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship. Scholarships cover 100% of the course fees for postgraduate taught course for one year. The application deadline is 30th April 2014.
Full-Time MBA Scholarships for African Students in UK
Scholarships for African students are available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Strathclyde. Suitable candidates will be considered on the basis of their MBA applications and interview performance. One scholarship of £10,000 to female from Europe/ North South America, 1 scholarship of £10,000 to female from Asia/ Africa and 2 Scholarships of £10,000 for those who are prepared to test new ideas; to go beyond the status quo and make a difference to industry and society will be awarded. The application deadline is 31st May 2014.
Professor Arthur Li Development UK Scholarship for African Students
University of the West of England offers master scholarship for African students. One full tuition fee scholarship will be available for an outstanding student to study a one year masters programme at University of the West of England. Applicants must have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st in their undergraduate degree. Application deadline is 31st May 2014.
Margaret Bennett UK Scholarship for African Students
UK scholarship for African students is available for pursuing masters (LLM) degree level at London School of Economics and Political Science. The scholarship has a value of up to £5,000. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of July 2014. Preference will be given to applicants from North Africa. Last date of submitting applications is 28 April 2014.
University of Manchester Equity and Merit Scholarships
The University of Manchester is invited applications for up to 6 UK scholarships for African students for postgraduate study. Six scholarships are offered which cover tuition fees and required text books, grant to contribute to the costs of internet access. Students will be invited to attend a study skills day in their home country during their first year. Application will close on 20 January 2014.
Africa Regional Bursary
University of Cambridge offers Bursary for African students to pursue MBA programme. To be eligible for this bursary, applicants meet the usual requirements for the Cambridge MBA. Candidates should apply for admission to the Cambridge MBA in the normal way for applying this bursary. A bursary worth up to £18,000 will be awarded to a successful African candidate. The application deadline is 10th January 2014.
Henley Ambassador Postgraduate Awards
University of Reading offers Henley ambassador postgraduate awards in the field of business. Successful students will receive up to £5,000 off their degree tuition fees. Henley Business School has a commitment to support and develop the best talent to become future leaders in their chosen field. Closing dates for applications are March 21st 2014 and July 4th 2014.
South Africa Investec Scholarships
The applicant will work for Investec South Africa once they have completed the MBA programme and cannot be bought out by another company. Investec will cover the full cost of the programme, including tuition, boarding and travel expenses and will pay the applicant a monthly recompense. Online application deadline is 10th January 2014.
Lord Walston UK Scholarship for African Students
University of East Anglia is funding one Lord Walston scholarship for African students for pursuing master degree level. The scholarship covers full fees and maintenance (living expenses). Applicants from Africa who are working in natural resource based projects applying for a place on the MA Agriculture and Rural Development, the MSc Environment and International Development or the MSc Climate Change and International Development can apply. Last date of submitting applications is 16th March 2014.
Developing Solutions Chanrai Summit Scholarship
This scholarship is available for African students for pursuing master degree level. Applicants already hold an offer to start a full-time master’s degree programme, including MRes, at Nottingham for September 2014 in an area of study within the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences. Scholarship covers full tuition fee scholarship including £10,600 subsistence award. Application should be submitted till 25th April 2014.
Duke of Portland Developing Solutions Scholarship
UK scholarship for African students is available for pursuing masters degree level at University of Nottingham. 1 Full Tuition Fee scholarship is available for an African student. Successful applicants will be notified about the outcome within 6 weeks of the closing date. Applicants can apply for this scholarship if they are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes. The application deadline is 25th April 2014.
South Africa Investec UK Scholarships for African Students
Investec has selected Cambridge Judge Business School to embark on an initiative to afford South Africans the opportunity to pursue an Investec-funded MBA. The applicant will work for Investec South Africa once they have completed the MBA programme and cannot be bought out by another company. Investec will cover the full cost of the programme, including tuition, boarding and travel expenses and will pay the applicant a monthly recompense. Scholarship application deadline is 10th January 2014.
GDAI – PhD Scholarships for African Students at University of London, UK
Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance for Development in Africa Initiative offers PhD Scholarships for African Students in the field of Governance for Development in Africa at University of London, UK. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa. The scholarship is on a part present form and it provides Fees for three years and for accommodation and living cost for the first year only. Scholarship candidates will be assessed based on their intended research, academic merit and references. Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2014.
Waverley–African Studies Centre Joint UK Scholarships for African Students
MSc Joint Scholarships for the students from sub-Saharan Africa in the field of African Studies at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), a department in the Social Sciences Division, university of Oxford, UK. Applicants should be applying for MSc African Studies at Oxford and must be ordinarily resident in sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence once their course is completed. The funding covers 100% of university and college fees and a grant for living expenses. Application deadline is 24 January 2014.
IDB-Oxford Clarendon UK Scholarships for African Students
Islamic Development Bank and the University of Oxford funded the combined IDB-Oxford Clarendon Scholarship for graduate students in the field of MPLS, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences at University of Oxford, UK. This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma courses, part-time courses, non-matriculated courses or to students with deferred entry. The combined IDB-Oxford Clarendon Scholarship will cover 100% of university and college fees and a grant for living expenses (at least £13,726). The application deadlines are 10 January 2014 for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science; 24 January 2014 for all other subjects.
Canon Collins Educational Trust Scholarships for African Students
Canon Collins Educational Trust funded Scholarships for Postgraduate Students from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe to study in UK universities. Scholarship Application Deadline: 4 August annually.
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