Category - UK scholarships

Cultures of Resistance Scholarships at SOAS University London

SOAS University London
Masters Degree

Deadline: 24 Feb 2016 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2016

Brief description:

The Cultures of Resistance Scholarships will benefit people from countries that have been affected by wars and extreme poverty.   Scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply their knowledge and skills for the betterment of their societies.

Host Institution(s):

SOAS University London, UK

Field of study:

The following full-time programmes are eligible:

•  MSc Development Studies with special reference to Central Asia
•  MSc Globalisation and Development
•  MSc Migration, Mobility and Development
•  MSc Violence, Conflict and Development
•  MSc Development Economics
•  MSc Political Economy of Development
•  MA Legal Studies (General Programme)
•  MA Dispute and Conflict Resolution
•  MA Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
•  MA Human Rights Law
•  MA International Law
•  MA Law, Development and Globalisation
•  LLM Dispute and Conflict Resolution
•  LLM Environmental Law
•  LLM Human Rights, Conflict and Justice
•  LLM International Law

Part-time programmes are not eligible.

Number of Awards:

2

Target group:

Priority will be given to students resident in: Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Kashmir, Kurdistan, the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tibet, Western Sahara, Yemen, West Papua and Papua

The scholarship programme is also open to students resident in the following countries/territories:

Algeria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bir Tawil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chechen Republic, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Golan Heights, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each scholarship is valued at £25,500 in total. Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder will be used toward maintenance. In addition, each scholar will benefit from free accommodation at International Student House (ISH) and some food vouchers to be spent in the ISH restaurant.

Eligibility:

•  Candidates must hold (or be expected to obtain) a good honours degree, preferably first class, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent.

•  Candidates should describe in their personal statement of their admission application:

    1. how the political situation in your home country, especially violent conflict, war, poverty, and/or military occupation, has shaped your experiences and ambitions in life.
    2. how these experiences have affected your interest in human rights, social justice, and grassroots democracy.
    3. what academic and social issues you plan to explore during your studies at SOAS.
    4. what you hope to do upon completion of your program at SOAS.
    5. what the most pressing problems are in your home country and how the pursuit of education at SOAS in your chosen field would promote human rights, social justice, equality, and the enrichment of civil society in your home country.

•  Candidates must have an offer of admission to pursue a full time eligible programme by the scholarship closing date.

• 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 2016.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You must submit a complete online application for admission to your programme as soon as possible and then apply for the scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form (which will be available at the official website from 28 January 2016). Scholarship applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 24 February 2016.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/the-cultures-of-resistance-scholarships.html

IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships

IOE/ISH
Masters Degree

Deadline: 10 Apr 2017 (annual)
Study in: London, UK
Course starts October 2017

Brief description:

For 2017/18, IOE is offering Centenary Masters Scholarships for students who plan to work either in their home country, or another, to improve the circumstances of disadvantaged, excluded or underachieving citizens.

Host Institution(s):

Institute of Education, University College London in UK

Field(s) of study:

Full-time Master’s Degree programmes offered at UCL Institute of Education

Please note that online courses are not eligible for these scholarships.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Students from low or lower-middle income country

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Scholarships will cover full tuition fees and 1-year accommodation at International Students House. Please note that these scholarships do not cover subsistence in London.

Eligibility:

Candidates should:

  • • Be citizens and residents of a low or lower-middle income country (as per World Bank website).
  • • Have an offer to study a full time masters degree in London at the UCL Institute of Education (October 2017 start).
  • • Not have studied or lived in the UK before.

Application instructions:

Students who have received an offer to study at the UCL Institute of Education, will receive an email with a copy of the application form.  The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Monday, 10 April 2017 (23:59 London 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.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/about/global-engagement/scholarships-funding

Skoll MBA Scholarships at Said Business School

Said Business School
MBA Degree

Deadline: 9 Sept/28 Oct 2016, 6 Jan 2017
Study in:  UK
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

The Skoll MBA Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors.

Host Institution(s):

Said Business School at University of Oxford, UK.

Field of study:

Full-time Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Awards:

Up to 5 every year

Target group:

Home/international students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship covers the full costs of tuition and college fees for the MBA programme as well as partial living expenses based on need, up to an additional £8,000.

Eligibility:

To be considered, you need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Candidates must have started and grown a social venture that has been running for at least 3 years by the time they apply for the MBA, OR they have been responsible for leading a major expansion of an existing social venture or programme within a venture for 3 years by the time they apply for the MBA.
  2. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of personal qualities strongly resonating with entrepreneurial leadership, and illustrate how these have influenced their career path thus far. These qualities include:
  • • Single-mindedness and persistence in pursuit of a social/environmental benefit goal, including a willingness to face failure and start again
  • • A bias towards action rather than reflection
  • • A tendency to explore the environment for opportunities and resources
  • • A willingness to take personal, and sometimes financial, risks
  • • A propensity to develop networks and draw upon their members to pursue mutual goals.
  1. Candidates must demonstrate how a business education can contribute to the wider development of the community within which they work. They will need to illustrate why a business degree at this stage of their career trajectory can help them amplify their impact.
  2. Candidates must demonstrate some evidence of their need for the Scholarship. This may be exhibited, for example, in previous work experiences or personal backgrounds which make self-funding the MBA a significant financial burden.

Application instructions:

To apply for the Skoll Scholarship you first need to apply and be accepted onto the Saïd Business School’s MBA programme. Candidates must apply in stages 1-3 of the MBA admissions process for the 2017-18 academic year.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must tick the “Skoll Scholarship” box when you submit your MBA application. Once you’ve received confirmation that you have been accepted onto the MBA programme, the Skoll Centre will send you a link to the Scholarship online application which you will need to complete.

The deadlines for Stage 1-3 admission rounds are 9 September 2016, 28 October 2016, and 6 January 2017 respectively.

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://skollscholarship.org/

Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme at Oxford University

University of Oxford
Masters Degree

Deadline: 6/20 Jan 2017* (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme supports outstanding students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to pursue a graduate degree at Oxford University.  It is managed by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust.

Host Institution(s):

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible graduate programmes related to agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economics, public and foreign policy. See the official website for the complete list of eligible programmes.

Number of Awards:

Up to 16

Target group:

Students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Eligibility:

You should be applying to start one of the eligible courses at Oxford.  You must be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries (see the official website for the complete list).  You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.

Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in serving the global community through their chosen field of work. You should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme in the Funding section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (6 January or 20 January 2017). You must also complete a Weidenfeld Scholarships Questionnaire (found at the official website) and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.

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/weidenfeld-scholarships-and-leadership-programme/louis-dreyfus-weidenfeld-scholarship-and-leadership-programme

Weidenfeld Hoffman Trust Website: http://www.whtrust.org/

Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarships at University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield
Masters Degree

Deadline: 29 April 2016 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts Sept 2016

Brief description:

The University of Sheffield, in collaboration with the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and the Sheffield Institute for International Development, is now able to offer 12 scholarships (over 3 years) targeted at international students from developing countries for a number of courses that are affiliated with the Sheffield Institute for International Development.

Host Institution(s):

Sheffield Institute for International Development, University of Sheffield, UK

Level/Fields of study:

• MA Cities and Global Development
MA International Development
• MSc in Environmental Change and International Development
MPH in International Development
MA in Globalisation and Development
MA in Global Justice
MA in International Relations
MSc in International Social Change and Policy

Number of Awards:

4 scholarships are available for 2016

Target group:

International students from developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each scholarship offers a a full tuition fee waiver, maintenance for University accommodation, and a monthly stipend.

Eligibility:

  1. You must hold an offer for one of the eligible courses (see above) to study at the University of Sheffield in 2016 by Friday 29th April 2016.
  2. You must be classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  3. You must be self-funded to receive this award, i.e. not funded by a research council, government, private enterprise, charity or any similar organisation.
  4. This scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other funding awards, either from the University of Sheffield or external sources.
  5. Your mode of attendance must be full time.
  6. You must begin your studies at the University of Sheffield in 2016. This scholarship cannot be deferred.
  7. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully meeting any condition(s) attached to your offer before the deadline provided by the Admissions Service.
  8. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully receiving a visa to study at the University in September 2016.
  9. You must be a national of, or permanently domiciled, in one of the eligible developing countries or territories as listed at the official website.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You will be automatically considered for the scholarship if you are a national of, or permanently domiciled in, one of the eligible countries or territories and if you receive an offer to study one of the eligible courses by Friday, 29 April 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:  http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/money/fergusonscholarship

Cambridge International Scholarships

University of Cambridge
PhD Degree

Deadline: 7 Dec 2016 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts October 2017

Brief description:

The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, the Cambridge International Scholarships to highest ranked international students undertaking PhD studies at the University. For UK and EU students, the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards is similarly offered.

Host Institution(s):

University of Cambridge in United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible research programmes leading to a PhD offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students from countries outside the EU (classified as ‘overseas’ for fees purposes).

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.

Eligibility:

A University Committee draws up one ranked list of all PhD candidates across all disciplines.  The only factors taken into consideration in agreeing this list are academic qualifications, references and research potential.  The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholarship winners.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Applicants should submit the Graduate Application Form, ticking the box to apply to the Cambridge Trust and completing Sections B3 (Cambridge Trust Personal Statement) and B4 (Financial Details for the Cambridge Trust).

Applicants from countries outside the EU (classified as ‘overseas’ for fees purposes) who wish to start their PhDs in 2017-18 must apply by 7 December 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.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/v-c-awards-and-cambridge-international-scholarships/

Bath Spa University Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship

Bath Spa University
Masters Degree

Deadline: not specified
Study in: UK
Course starts Sept/Oct 2017

Brief description:

The Bath Spa University Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship celebrates their commitment to internationalisation and excellence in creativity, culture and enterprise.  The scholarships are available to outstanding international students who wants to pursue a postgraduate taught Masters Degree Programme at the University.

Host Institution(s):

Bath Spa University, United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study:

Any full time Postgraduate Taught Masters Degree Program taught on-campus

Number of Scholarships:

1

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship is worth £5,000 and is awarded as a part-fee waiver.

Eligibility:

Applications are welcome from international students who have achieved high academic results; can demonstrate a commitment and experience to creativity, culture and enterprise.

Applicants must hold an offer of admission, conditional or unconditional, to an appropriate Bath Spa University programme at the point of application. The programme must be a Master’s degree, be at least one year’s duration, be full-time on-campus, and lead to an award of Bath Spa University.

Application instructions:

Applicants must hold an offer of admission for a Bath Spa University postgraduate taught Master’s degree programme that is full-time and taught on-campus and complete the international scholarship application form together with supporting documents.  The deadline to apply is not specified.

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.bathspa.ac.uk/students/student-finance/scholarships-and-funding/v-cs-international-scholarship/

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* 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

Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships

University of Warwick
PhD Degree

Deadline: 18 Jan 2017 (annual)
Study in: London, UK
Course starts October 2017

Brief description:

The Chancellor’s International Scholarships are allocated annually via a combined postgraduate research scholarship competition and are open to all overseas students in any discipline offered at Warwick.

Host Institution(s):

University of Warwick, UK

Level/Field of study:

PhD programme in any discipline offered at Warwick

Number of Scholarships:

25

Target group:

Students classified as ‘overseas’ students for fees purposes

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Awards made for entry in Autumn 2017 will include both of the following:

• The full payment of overseas tuition fees (worth up to £19,740 at 16/17 rates, this figure is likely to increase with inflation for 2017/18)

• A maintenance stipend in line with RCUK rates (provisional £14,539* for full time award holders in 2017/18)

•  Length of funding: 3.5 years unless you are already in your first year of study when you apply then the length of funding will be reduced accordingly

Eligibility:

•  Applicants for a Chancellor’s International Scholarship must also be applying for a PhD at the University of Warwick to begin in October 2017;

•  Students currently enrolled on a PhD or MPhil/PhD at the University of Warwick may apply in their first year of registration only.

•  Applicants must expect to be ‘overseas’ students for fees purposes, but there is no other nationality criteria;

• Applicants may be from any discipline at Warwick.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

New applicants can apply for the Chancellor’s International Scholarship by completing the Joint Postgraduate Admissions and Scholarship Application form. If you are eligible for this scholarship you will be asked if you would like to be considered for funding as part of your application to the University. The deadline for applications is is 23:59pm (GMT) on 18 January 2017.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/scholarship/typesoffunding/chancellorsinternational/

International Ambassador Scholarships at University of West London – UK scholarship

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