Category - UK scholarships

Netherlands : Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS)

Leiden University
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Oct 2017 (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Next course starts Feb 2018

Brief description:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s degree programme at Leiden University starting September 2017 or February 2018.

Host Institution(s):

Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Level/Field of study:

All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden. Please note that some programmes have a start date in September only

Number of Awards:

The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department.

Target group:

Non-EU/EEA international students

Scholarship value/duration:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:

•  € 10.000 of the tuition fee
•  € 15.000 of the tuition fee
• Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

The LExS is only valid for the period the student is registered at Leiden University as a full time student within the time frame of the study programme.

Eligibility:

•  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2017 or February 2018

•  In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enrol. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad.

•  The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.

•  Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree with the exception of students applying for a Master programme for which a specified previous Master programme or work experience is mandatory (the LLM advanced masters qualify as such).

•  Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the Rules and Regulations attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

Application instructions:

You must first apply for admissions to Leiden University online. In your application, you must indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. For all programmes starting in September 2017, the deadline has passed last 1 February 2017 (except for Law programmes which has the deadline of 1 March 2017). For programmes starting in February 2018, the deadline is 1 October 2017.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/lexs.htm

UK : University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships

University of Sussex
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 May 2017 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential to non-EU international students who have applied for and been offered a place for eligible full-time Postgraduate Taught degrees at the University of Sussex.

Host Institution(s):

University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible postgraduate taught programmes (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) offered at University of Sussex Schools

Number of Scholarships:

25

Target group:

Non-EU International students

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship is 50% off international student tuition fee and is offered for one year.

Eligibility:

In order to be considered for a Chancellor’s International Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:

•  Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) *excluding the following degrees:

* Courses in the Institute of Development Studies, except the MA in Gender and Development and MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy

* MSc in Social Research Methods

* DPhil combined (1+3 degrees)

* International foundation years, postgraduate certificate, International Year One Diploma in Business and Management, and Pre-masters.

* Pre-Masters Degrees and Diplomas taught at partner colleges that are validated by Sussex

* Masters in Business Administration or Masters in Education

* LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)

* Courses within the Brighton and Sussex Medical School

•  Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the “overseas” (namely the non-EU) rate.

•  Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor’s International Scholarship.

• Intend to remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.

Application instructions:

To apply for this scholarship, you must first have submitted your application to study through the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system. When you have applied for your course, apply for the scholarship using the application form. The closing date for applications to be received is 1 May 2017, 23:59:00 BST.

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.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/655

Sheffield Hallam UniversityTransform Together Scholarships for International and European Union (non-UK) Students

Sheffield Hallam University
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 31 May 2017 (annual)
Study in: Sheffield, UK
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

Transform Together scholarships are open to international students and European Union (non-UK) students applying to a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course at Sheffield Hallam University in the 2017/18 academic year.

Host Institution(s):

Sheffield Hallam University in UK

Field(s) of study:

All full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses offered at the University.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

International and European Union (non-UK) students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Half fee waiver (50%) is available for postgraduate courses and for each year of an undergraduate degree.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships, you must:

• be an international or a European Union (non-UK) fee paying student

•  postgraduate only – have achieved a minimum 2.1 or equivalent in your honours degree and must meet the English and academic entry requirements for your course. Please attach your transcripts to your scholarship application

•  undergraduate only – have achieved or exceeded the English and academic entry requirements for the course

•   have an offer for a full-time taught undergraduate or postgraduate course at Sheffield Hallam University.

•  be self-funding your studies

•  be able to pay any additional fees your course may require, for example field trips

Application instructions:

To apply for a Transform Together Scholarship, you must have received an offer for a full-time taught course at Sheffield Hallam University for the relevant year.  If you have not yet applied for a course, please visit the online prospectus to find a course and apply. Once you’ve received an offer for a course, you must complete and submit the scholarship application form with transcripts by 31 May 2017 for September 2017 start.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:   www.shu.ac.uk/transformtogether

GDI Development Leadership Scholarships at Manchester University

University of Manchester
Masters Degree

Deadline: 26 May 2017 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

The Global Development Institute (GDI) is pleased to announce the availability of nine scholarships for overseas applicants, providing full tuition fee waivers for on-campus Masters programmes commencing in September 2017.

Host Institution(s):

Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study:

• MSc Development Economics and Policy

• MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management

• MSc International Development, including the following pathways (Development Management; Environment, Climate Change and Development; Globalisation, Trade and Industry; Politics, Governance and Development Policy; Poverty, Inequality and Development; Poverty, Conflict and Reconstruction)

• MSc Human Resources Development (International Development)

• MSc ICTs for Development

• MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development

• MSc Management and Implementation of Development Projects

• MSc Organisational Change and Development

Number of Awards:

9

Target group:

National of and resident of OECD countries

Scholarship value/duration:

Full tuition fee waivers

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must already hold an unconditional offer for an eligible Masters programme (please see list above for relevant Masters programmes for each scholarship).
  2. Applicants must be a national of and resident in a DAC-listed least developed, other low-income or lower-middle income country. The full list of eligible countries can be found below.
  3. Applicants for international scholarships must not have previously studied in an OECD country.
  4. Applicants must hold a First Class Honours bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS (or similar exam), with 6.5 in writing and no other subsections below 6.0.

Application instructions:

Applicants should email a 500-word statement detailing how they will apply their learning to develop a credible career track into development leadership.  The closing date for applications for September 2017 will be 26 May 2017, but earlier application is advisable.

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.seed.manchester.ac.uk/study/taught-masters/fees-and-funding/funding-opportunities-gdi/

UK: International Ambassador Scholarships at University of West London

University of West London
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 16 July 2017 (annual)
Study in: London, UK
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

The International Ambassador Scholarship recognises and provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to act as ambassadors for the University of West London.

Host Institution(s):

University of West London, UK

Field(s) of study:

Any full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of West London

Number of Scholarships:

Up to 50 scholarships

Target group:

Non-EU International Students

Scholarship value/duration:

Scholarships are worth up to £5,000.  The scholarship provides a discount against the cost of tuition for the first year of study only.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

• A self-funded overseas full fee-paying paying student (please note: EU applicants are not eligible).

• An offer holder for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at UWL, to commence study in September 2017.

The International Ambassador Scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm and the ability to be an excellent international student ambassador.

Application instructions:

To be considered for the scholarship, you must have been offered a place to study on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of West London, commencing in September 2017.

To apply, you must complete the scholarship application form and submit no later than 5pm GMT on 16 July 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.uwl.ac.uk/international/fees_and_scholarships/International_Ambassador_Scholarships.jsp

UK : Bristol University International Office Scholarships

University of Bristol
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 9 June 2017 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts  September 2017

Brief description:

For 2017 entry, The University of Bristol is offering six International Office Scholarships for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Host Institution(s):

University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Field of study:

Any full-time Undergraduate or Postgraduate programme offered at the University

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships will be awarded as a one off tuition fee reduction:

• 1st place – 1 scholarship of £12,000

• 2nd place – 2 scholarships of £10,000

• 3rd place – 3 scholarships of £8,000

Eligibility:

Eligible students:

•  All applicants must be classed as overseas students for fee purposes.
All applicants must already hold an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of Bristol.
•  Applicants may be from any discipline.
•  Sponsored students and students in receipt of another scholarship/award over £3000 are not eligible to apply.
•  Current University of Bristol students are not eligible to apply.

Application instructions:

Submit a video (.mov, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv, .flv) of no more than 1 minute showcasing what community means to you. The university will be judging videos primarily on content and secondarily on aesthetics. Please submit your video to the International Office of Bristol by email. For identification purposes, please include your application/UCAS number in the body of the email.  The deadline for applications is Friday, 09 June 2017 (17:00 UK time).

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.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/international/

Westminster Full-Fee Masters Scholarships for International Students

University of Westminster
Masters Degree

Deadline: 4 May/13 Oct 2017 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts Sept 2017/Jan 2018

Brief description:

The Westminster University offers full tuition fee scholarships to prospective postgraduate applicants from any country.

Host Institution(s):

University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Field of study:

Any full-time Master’s Degree Programme offered at the University except MBA

Number of Awards:

4+ for September 2017 ; 1+ for January 2018

Target group:

Students from any country

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Full tuition fee award only

Eligibility:

You must hold an offer for a full-time Masters Program at the University of Westminster.  The main scholarship criteria are: Equivalent to a UK First Class Honours degree and financial need.

Application instructions:

You should only apply for a scholarship once you have applied for admission and successfully been offered a place (either conditional or unconditional) on the course you wish to study.  To apply for a scholarship, you will need to download and complete the relevant scholarship application form and submit it together with supporting documents by POST. The deadline for September 2017 entry is 4 May 2017 and 13 October 2017 for January 2018 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:  https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/international-postgraduate-scholarships/westminster-full-fee-scholarship

The Denys Holland Scholarship at University College London

University College London
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 7 July 2017 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

The Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students from any country, who without the support of  the scholarship would be unable to secure the funding required to study at UCL, and who can demonstrate their intention to make full use of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union.

Host Institution(s):

University College London, UK

Level/Field of study:

Bachelor’s Degree Programme in any subject offered at the University

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Students from any country

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship is worth £9,000 per year for three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and scholars may choose to use all or part of the scholarship to cover fees. Any remainder is paid to the scholar as a maintenance stipend.

Eligibility:

Applicants should be:

holding an offer of admission to UCL for full-time undergraduate study in any department;

• in financial hardship, and be able to demonstrate that without the scholarship they would be unable to study at UCL;

• preferably aged 25 or below at the time of commencing their studies;

• able to demonstrate that they have broad interests and intend to be actively involved in and contribute to the life of the university.

Application instructions:

Applicants must provide UCL Student Number or UCAS Application Number for applications to be considered valid. Complete applications and supporting documentations should be submitted by email before Friday, 7 July 2017 at 5pm (UK time).

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.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/undergraduate/denyshollandug

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