University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship—Fully Funded 2024

In partnership with the University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship Trust, the Department of Geography is pleased to offer one scholarship for a postgraduate taught student from Africa in 2024. The scholarship will cover tuition, stipend an accommodation.

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We’re renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching. The University is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Its outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities, renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of its research-led learning and teaching. As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, almost 30,000 of the brightest students from over 140 countries, learn alongside some of the best academics from across the globe

The University’s life enhancing research, innovation and education not only transforms the lives of its graduates, but shapes the world we live in. In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework, 86 percent of Sheffield’s research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent. With six Nobel Prize winners among its former staff and students, Sheffield has a proud history of discovery, innovation and social change. In 1930, it pioneered the very first medical use of penicillin, while more recently researchers developed a lifesaving drug for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer.

Study Programme: Postgraduate

Eligible Countries: African Students

Country Host: UK

Scholarship Reward: Fully Funded, stipend

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

  • You must hold an offer to study on one of the following courses and register on the course in September 2024 at the University of Sheffield
  • MA International Development
  • MSc Environmental Change and International Development
  • MPH International Development
  • You must be classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  • You must be self-funded to receive this award, ie not funded by a research council, government, private enterprise, charity or any similar organisation.
  • You must not already hold a qualification equal to or higher than a masters.
  • You must not have already studied outside of your home country.
  • This scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other funding awards, either from the University of Sheffield or external sources.
  • Your mode of attendance must be full-time.
  • Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully meeting any condition(s) attached to your offer before the deadline provided by the Admissions Service.
  • You must have an unconditional offer to study at the University before the 2 September 2024.
  • Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully receiving a visa to study at the University in September 2024.
  • You must be a national of or permanently domiciled in an African country.
  • The scholarship cannot be deferred and students taking a leave of absence will not be eligible to receive the award when they return to their studies.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The 2024 scholarship offers the following support:

  • A full tuition fee waiver
  • £8,000 maintenance support
  • Accommodation in a single occupant en-suite room in University halls of residence

Selection Process

This is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful; a panel of senior members of staff will select the strongest application.

The panel will be looking to see in particular if you have:

  • An excellent academic record
  • Provided a clear rationale for applying for a postgraduate course at the University of Sheffield
  • Outlined challenges to academic and professional progress and detailed how these barriers have been overcome successfully
  • Outlined examples of work experience in the field of International Development, including community and voluntary work
  • Clearly articulated future ambitions; these goals relate to the postgraduate degree you have applied for, and how your learning will benefit others from your country or Africa in general

Consideration will also be given as to whether candidates may have experienced discrimination because of personal characteristics such as their gender, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

Application Process

For further information pleaseCLICK HERE to visit the official website

Application Deadline

May 28, 2024 (1pm UK Time)

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