2015 University of Manchester Masters Equity and Merit Scholarships for World's Poorest Countries

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Equity and Merit Scholarships for international master’s students aim to assist talented but economically disadvantaged students from some of the world’s poorest countries.

The scholarships are jointly funded by the University and its alumni. The University waives the tuition fee in full and the generosity of alumni covers students’ living costs and flights to the UK.

Equity and Merit Scholarships have been made possible by generous gifts from:

  • Tim and Judith Sear
  • The North American Foundation for The University of Manchester
  • The UK Alumni Fund
  • The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
  • The Don Hanson Foundation
  • The Alan Gilbert Memorial Fund

Current master’s scholarships

Equity and Merit Scholarships are currently available for students from Bangladesh, Rwanda and Uganda. There are two types of scholarship on offer: full-time campus-based postgraduate taught masters, and masters by distance learning.

Please select your country and programme type for further information and details of how to apply:

Rwanda, Tazania,Uganda

TANZANIA

The master’s scholarships are aimed at academically excellent, young professionals with at least two years’ post-graduation work experience. Applicants must:

  • be a resident citizen of Tanzania and have not previously studied abroad;
  • hold a first or upper second class undergraduate degree;
  • have a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience;
  • be committed to returning home and able to demonstrate his/her potential to make a positive impact on the future of Tanzania;
  • have achieved a grade C in English Language at Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education level; or, have a minimum IELTS result of 6.5.

How to apply

Applications for 2015/16 will open  on Monday, 16 February 2015.

It is not necessary to have an offer of admission to apply for the scholarship. Please do not apply online for academic admission.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 20 March 2015.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not possible to notify unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us by early May, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

UGANDA:

Eligibility

The master’s scholarships are aimed at academically excellent, young professionals with at least two years’ post-graduation work experience. Applicants must:

  • be a resident citizen of Uganda and have not previously studied abroad;
  • hold a first or upper second class undergraduate degree;
  • have a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience;
  • be committed to returning home and able to demonstrate his/her potential to make a positive impact on the future of Uganda;
  • have achieved a grade 4 or above in English Language at Ugandan Certificate of Education level; or, have a minimum IELTS result of 6.5.

RWANDA

Eligibility

Our master’s scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds. 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 Rwanda and have not previously studied abroad;
  • be committed to returning home and able to demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact on the future of Rwanda;
  • have a clear idea how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.

English language requirements

If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be asked to take the IELTS English language test. Shortlisted candidates need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 to go through to the final selection round.

We do not accept a Certificate of English Proficiency from a Rwandan university instead of the IELTS test. You can take the IELTS tests in Kigali and other centres, including Kampala and Nairobi. Contact the British Council for details.

How to apply

We will open for applications for the academic year 2016/17 in October 2015. It is not necessary to have an offer of admission to apply for the scholarship. Please do not apply online for academic admission.

 

USE THIS LINK TO APPLY AND FOR OTHER DETAILS:http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/funding/international/equity-merit-scholarships/

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