The University of Manchester is pleased to offer financial aid for the online Master of Public Health to academically excellent professionals from Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.
Master’s opportunities are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study for a UK qualification.
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The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester.
All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in the English language.
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing master’s programme.
Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of Public Health.
Award: Scholarships cover all tuition fees, course materials and examinations.
The award can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: To apply for a scholarship, students must
- Have at least two years’ relevant post-graduation work experience (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work);
- Hold a first or upper second class (or the equivalent) undergraduate degree;
- Be a resident citizen of Rwanda, Uganda or Tanzania 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 your home country;
- Have a clear idea how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.
Nationality: Citizens of Rwanda, Uganda or Tanzania are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants should have a minimum of an Upper Second honours degree or the overseas equivalent.
English Language Requirement: All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. In most cases students will need the following, as a minimum, to satisfy the general English Language criteria and go through to the final selection round.
- IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in writing)
- IBT TOEFL: score of 90 (with no sub-test below 22)
- English grade of C in the Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
- English grade of 4 in the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)
How to Apply: Please note that you will be asked to electronically submit the following documents at the end of the application:
- Two up to date signed references. One reference should be from your current employer, supporting your application to study and one from someone that has knowledge of your academic ability. References must be on company letter headed paper and addressed to ‘Equity & merit awards at The University of Manchester’. They do not need to be sent confidentially and there is no fixed format.
- Copies of degree certificate and official transcripts, showing subjects taken and grades achieved
- Evidence of English Language ability.
Provide Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education/Uganda Certificate of Education or if you have taken the IELTS or TOFEL test, please attach a copy of your test results
Test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
Please note that a Certificate of Proficiency from a local university cannot be considered as evidence of your level of English language proficiency.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is March 17, 2017.