The University of Manchester is offering Masters Scholarships for Ethiopian, Ugandan, Rwandan and Tanzanian students for entry in September 2020. The scholarships cover full tuition fees, return international airfares and living expenses.
These Master’s scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds. There are 28 scholarships (18 for full-time study and 10 for part-time study) available to students from Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania.
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An IELTS certificate is not required at the time of application. If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be asked to take the IELTS test. English language requirements vary by course, but in most cases you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5) or TOEFL 570 (90 IBT) to go through to the final selection round. They do not accept a Certificate of English Proficiency from a Rwandan university instead of the IELTS test.
Applications Deadline: We will open for applications for entry in September 2020 on August 1, 2019, and the deadline to apply is September 9, 2019, at 5 pm GMT. Where there is a closing date for a particular master’s course, it will be stated on the individual course pages.
- Course Level: Scholarships are offered for pursuing Master’s programmes.
- Study Subject: Scholarships are available for specific courses in engineering, environment, health sciences, development, education, textiles and law.
Entrance Requirements: Our master’s scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds. To apply for a scholarship, you must:
- Have at least 18 months’ work experience (this includes unpaid internships or voluntary work);
- Hold a bachelor’s degree with an overall grade of excellent, or preferably a master’s degree. The awards are for academically outstanding students and typically this means that you are in the top 10% of your class;
- Be a resident citizen of Ethiopia and have not previously studied outside Africa;
- Be committed to returning home and able to demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact on the future of Ethiopia;
- Have a clear idea of how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.
English Language Requirements: An IELTS certificate is not required at the time of application. If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be asked to take the IELTS test. English language requirements vary by course, but in most cases you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5) or TOEFL 570 (90 IBT) to go through to the final selection round.
How to Apply: Note that there is a clear separation between the process of awarding the scholarships and our admissions procedure. Scholarships are awarded entirely on merit. It is not necessary to have an academic offer of admission to apply for the scholarship. There is no advantage or disadvantage in having an academic offer.
If you are selected for the scholarship you will be automatically admitted to the course of your choice.