Category - Masters

Eldred-Waverley Scholarship at Linacre College, Oxford

Oxford University
Masters Degrees

Deadline: 23 Jan 2015 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts October 2015

Brief description:

The Eldred-Waverley Scholarship funds students from sub-Saharan Africa to study the MSc African Studies at Oxford.

Host Institution(s):

Linacre College, University of Oxford in United Kingdom

Fields of study:

MSc African Studies

Number of Awards:

One (1)

Target group:

Students who are ordinarily  resident in sub-Saharan Africa

Scholarship value/inclusions:

100% of University and college fees, a grant for living costs (at least £10,397) and a return flight to/from the UK

Eligibility/Selection Criteria:

You should be applying to start the MSc African Studies at Oxford and you must be ordinarily resident in sub-Saharan Africa. You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.  Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Application instructions:

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: in order to be considered, you must submit your application for graduate study by 23 January 2015.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/graduate-scholarships/university-wide-scholarships/eldred-waverley-scholarship-linacre-college

Ferguson Scholarships for Africans at SOAS London

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
Masters Degree

Deadline: 22 Feb 2017
Study in: London, UK
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust offers scholarships to African Students (African nationals and resident in Africa), who wish to undertake a taught masters course at SOAS.

Host Institution(s):

SOAS University of London

Level/Field(s) of study:

•  Full-time MA African Studies
•  Full-time MA International Studies and Diplomacy
•  Full-time MA Social Anthropology of Development

Number of Scholarships:

Three (3)

Target group:

Nationals of and residents in an African country.

Scholarship value/duration:

Each Ferguson Scholarship is valued at £25,000 in total and lasts for one year. The scholarships can be used for fees and the remainder towards maintenance.

Eligibility:

Applicants should:

•  Be nationals of and resident in an African country

•  Hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level

• Hold an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible programmes by the scholarship deadline.  Priority may be given to applicants with unconditional offers.  If your offer is conditional, please ensure you meet the conditions as soon as possible.

• Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2017.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible.

Application instructions:

You must submit a complete online application to your programme as soon as possible and then submit an application for the scholarship.  Applicants applying for scholarships must also submit an application for admission well in advance, six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 11 January 2017). Scholarship applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 22 February 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/ferguson-scholarships.html

Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships

Loughborough University
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 30 April 2014 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2014

Brief description:

The  Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships are  full-fee scholarships for international full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa.

Host Institution(s):

Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Field of study:

Any full-time postgraduate taught programme offered at the University

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year

Eligibility:

Students must be in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course in order to apply for the scholarship. The selection panel will use the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications:

•  Currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa
• Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)
• Commitment to return to their home country on completion of postgraduate programme
• Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return
• Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK
•  Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Students may only apply for the scholarship after an offer for a place has been made. Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form which can be downloaded at the official website. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2014.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below)for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/finance/international/informationfor/africa/

Civil Society Leadership Awards

Open Society Foundation
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Sept 2016 (annual)
Study in:  various countries
Course starts Aug/Sept 2017

Brief description:

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

Host Institution(s):

Host Universities in China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, UK and United States

Level/ Field of study:

Master’s Degree Programme in the following areas:

• Communications & Media
• Culture, History & Society
• Development Studies
• Economics
• Education Management & Leadership
• Environment & Natural Resource Management
• Human Rights and/or Gender Studies
• Law (including Human Rights law)
• Politics & International Studies
• Public Health & Health Management
• Public Policy & Administration
• Social Work & Social Policy

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

The awards are available to citizens of the following countries:  Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Scholarship value/inclusions:

CSLA grantees receive full funding for their degree studies, including accommodation and travel to the CSLA summer school prior to their studies, return travel to their host university, a living stipend for the duration of their studies, tuition fees and health insurance, a small fund for professional development, and travel to grantee conferences.

Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • • be a citizen of an eligible country
  • • demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential
  • • have excellent academic records and an earned bachelor’s degree before applying
  • • have proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German, or French) at a level required for admission by partner universities, as evidenced by standardized language test scores
  • • be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in July or August 2017 and start their degree program in August or September 2017
  • • be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country
  • • demonstrate a clear commitment to return to their home country or region to continue supporting open society development

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Interested applicants must complete and submit an online or paper CSLA application in English to be considered for CSLA support. Please note that some universities require a separate application for graduate study at that institution. In these cases, Open Society will notify candidates and assist with the university application process. Deadline is 15 September 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/civil-society-leadership-award-20160708

Nottingham Trent University Science Scholarships for Non-EU Students

Nottingham Trent University
Masters Degree

Deadline: 21 Oct/25 Nov/9 Dec 2015
Study in: UK
Course starts January 2016

Brief description:

Nottingham Trent University is offering scholarships for international (non-EU) students pursuing eligible full-time Masters course under the School of Science and Technology in January 2016.

Host Institution(s):

School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University in United Kingdom

Field(s) of study:

Biosciences – MRes and MSc Bioscience
Chemistry – MRes and MSc Chemistry

Number of Scholarships:

1 for Biosciences, 1 for Chemistry

Target group:

Non-EU students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Half of the tuition fee

Eligibility:

You must be classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes and must be holding an NTU offer for an eligible course under the School of Science and Technology.

Application instructions:

To apply for the scholarship, you must submit the scholarship application form by one of the three deadlines:  21 October, 25 November, or 9 December 2015.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/sat/courses/fees_funding/171982.html

IT University of Copenhagen State Scholarships in Denmark

IT University of Copenhagen
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 April/1 Oct (annual)
Study in: Denmark
Next course starts Sept 2016

Brief description:

The IT University of Copenhagen offers state scholarships to three or four exceptionally talented MSc applicants (full-degree students) from outside EU and EEA every year.

Host Institution(s):

IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark

Level/Field(s) of study:

Any MSc Programme offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

3-4

Target group:

Non-EU/EEA Students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Free tuition and partly covering of living expenses.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be admitted to a MSc Programme at IT University of Copenhagen. The scholarships will be offered to the applicants who achieve the best scores according to the criteria in the admission rules.

Application instructions:

Applicants cannot apply for the scholarships. The IT University considers all admitted MSc students for the scholarships and informs the students chosen for the scholarships in their letter of admission. Therefore, you must apply for admissions to be considered for the scholarship. Deadline for admissions is 1 April for September entry and 1 October for February entry.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://en.itu.dk/Programmes/MSc-Programmes/Applying-to-a-MSc-Programme

University of Otago International Research Master’s Scholarship

University of Otago
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Oct 2016
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

The University of Otago International Master’s Award provides funding to support international Master’s students studying at the University of Otago.   Research Master’s scholarships support students during the thesis part of a research Master’s degree.

Host Institution(s):

University of Otago, New Zealand

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible thesis-based Masters Programme under the following divisions: Commerce/School of Business, Health Science, Humanities, Sciences.

Number of Scholarships:

Only 4 – 1 per each division

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

NZ$13,000 stipend per annum, international tuition fees waiver (excludes student services fee and insurance)

Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

•  obtaining their first Master’s qualification
•  international students
•  undertaking a thesis-based Master’s

Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research. Due to the limited number of these scholarships, applicants require very good grades to be successful.  The University only recommends applying if your grades in the later years of your degree are at A or A+ level.

Application instructions:

Funding has already been awarded for 2016. If you wish to apply for funding for 2017, please ensure your application has been submitted no later than 1 October 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships/database/search/otago014691.html

Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarships

University of Nottingham
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 24 March 2017 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students who want to pursue a Master’s Degree in the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country.

Host Institution(s):

University of Nottingham in United Kingdom

Level and Field(s) of study:

Full-time Masters Degree Programmes, including MRes, at Nottingham for September 2017 in an area of study within the following faculties:

• Faculty of Engineering
• Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
• Faculty of Science
• Faculty of Social Science

Number of Awards:

105 scholarships – 30x 100% tuition fee and 75x of 50% towards tuition fee

Target group:

Nationals (or permanently domiciled in) of Africa, India, or one of the countries of the Commonwealth* listed below:

*Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Montserrat, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Scholarship value/inclusions:

50-100% support towards tuition fee.

Eligibility:

You can apply for this scholarship if you:

• are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India or one of the countries of the Commonwealth (*see above) AND

•  are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND

•  have not already studied outside of your home country AND

• are not currently studying at a University of Nottingham campus or are not a University of Nottingham graduate AND

•  hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme, including MRes, at Nottingham for September 2017 in an area of study within the: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Social Science.

Application instructions:

Applicants must first have applied for and obtained an offer of study at Nottingham for September or October 2017 before they can apply for the scholarship.   Application for admission to study at Nottingham should be received at least six weeks before the scholarship closing date to allow time for the Admissions office to process the application and confirm your offer, before you can apply for the scholarship. Scholarship applications are done online before 24 March 2017 (12 midday UK time).

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/international-applicants/scholarships-fees-and-finance/scholarships/masters-scholarships/dev-sol-masters.aspx

Professor Arthur Li Scholarship at the University of the West of England

University of the West of England
Masters Degree

Deadline: 31 Mar 2016 (annual)
Study in: London, UK
Course starts September 2016

Brief description:

This scholarship commemorates the progressive thinking and contribution to education of Professor Arthur Li, who has been at the forefront of education reform in Hong Kong and holds an honorary degree from UWE.

The recipient of this scholarship will be required to undertake an internship working within the International Office and other departments and will also be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of their course.

Host Institution(s):

University of the West of England, UK

Level/Field of study:

Any Postgraduate Programme offered at the University except MBABPTCLPCGDLMSc Robotics, PhD‘s and continuing professional development courses

Number of Scholarships:

1 for September 2016 start

Target group:

Students classed as overseas for fees purposes from Commonwealth countries

Scholarship value/duration:

Full tuition fees for one academic year

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship:

• Have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st in an undergraduate degree

• Hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition

• Be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study

• Be classed as overseas for fees purposes from Commonwealth countries

• Not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award

•  Provide official transcripts at the time of application

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You must have received an unconditional offer for a Master’s Programme at UWE in order to apply for this scholarship. Once admitted, scholarship applications can be made via a task in the Welcome website by 31 March 2016 for September 2016 start.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/internationalstudentfunding/uweinternationalscholarships/postgraduatescholarships.aspx

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme at UK Universities

DFID/UK Universities
Masters Degree

Deadline: 29 March 2017 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts Sep/Oct 2017

Brief description:

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID),  jointly supported by UK universities.

Host Institutions:

Participating UK Universities

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Eligible Master’s courses offered at participating UK universities listed at this link.

The scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.

Number of Scholarships:

Around 200+ scholarships.

Target group:

Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Each Scholarship provides approved tuition and examination fees, approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award, stipend, warm clothing allowance, study travel grant, and excess baggage allowance.

The scholarships are usually tenable for one year only.

Eligibility:

To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidates must:

•  Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
•  Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (listed in the terms and conditions)
• Be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
• By August 2017, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
• Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
• Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme. You must check with your UK university for their specific advice, admission requirements,  and rules for applying.

You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 29 March 2017 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most are before 29 March 2017.

It is important to read the 2017 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Terms and Conditions and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/info-candidates/