Fully Funded University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship, United Kingdom

Expires on: 05/28/2024

The University Of Sheffield Africa Scholarship is pleased to offer a scholarship for a postgraduate-taught Master’s program for students from Africa. The scholarship covers the full tuition and accommodation fees of successful candidates and will also provide a £8,000 maintenance support for living expenses.


To be considered for the University Of Sheffield Africa Scholarship, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • You must be classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Selection criteria 

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

  • Provided a clear rationale for applying for a postgraduate course at the University of Sheffield,
  • Outlined challenges to academic progress and detailed how these barriers have been overcome successfully,
  • Outlined examples of work experience in the field of International Development,
  • 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.

The outcome of your application will be announced via email.

Eligible courses 

  1. MA International Development
  2. MSc Environmental Change and International Development
  3. MPH International Development

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