University of Manchester Masters Scholarships UG

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University of Manchester Masters Scholarships for Ugandan Students 2020/21 (Fully Funded)

Deadline: August 31, 2019

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. 

Benefits

  • 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.

Eligibility

To apply for a scholarship, you 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 Uganda 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 Uganda;

  • have a clear idea how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.

English language requirements

All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. In most cases you will need one of the following, as a minimum, to satisfy the general English language criteria and go through to the final selection round.

  • English grade of 4 in UCE (Uganda Certificate of Education)

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5)

  • BT TOEFL: overall score of at least 90, with no sub-test below 22

Application

Applications for September 2020 entry will close on 31 August 2019. 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 as stated above.

  • 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 don’t need to be sent confidentially and there is no fixed format.

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