Deadline: August 31, 2020
Equity and Merit Scholarships assist talented but economically disadvantaged students from some of the world’s poorest countries. Manchester’s Equity and Merit master’s scholarships are paving the way to ensuring that the University’s study programmes make a global difference.
They offer two types of scholarship:
Full-time, on-campus master’s (one year duration)
Part-time distance learning master’s (three to five years’ duration)
There are 28 scholarships (18 for full-time study and 10 for part-time study) available to students from Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania. They support academically excellent young professionals to undertake postgraduate master’s degrees that fill the skills gap in their countries. Over the last ten years students have taken a wide range of courses, from power engineering to global urban development, either as a campus-based postgraduate student or through our online master’s programmes.
- The scholarships cover full tuition fees, and for students who will be studying in Manchester, the award includes return international air fares, living expenses and visas.
To apply for a scholarship, you must:
have two years work experience not including volunteering and unpaid internships;
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 (training of six months or less does not count);
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.
Applications for September 2021 entry will close on 31 August 2020. Please note we do not accept applications via email.
To apply you will need:
Degree certificates and transcripts, showing subjects taken and grades achieved. (Temporary copies or certificates of graduation will suffice for this application)
Evidence of your English Language ability (if you already have it), you will need one of the following as a minimum: IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in writing) or TOEFL: score of 90 (with no sub-test below 22)
An English Language certificate is not required at the time of application. If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be asked to take the IELTS or TOEFL test.
Two up to date signed references. References must be on letter headed paper and addressed to ‘Equity and Merit Scholarships at The University of Manchester’. They do not need to be sent confidentially and there is no fixed format.
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