University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship 2020 for African Students

In partnership with the University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship Trust, the Department of Geography are pleased to offer a scholarship for a postgraduate taught student from Africa. 

Application Deadline: 11th May 2020.

Eligible Countries: African countries


To be taken at (country): University of Sheffield, UK

Field of Study: You must have applied to study on one of the following courses to study at the University of Sheffield, starting in September 2019:

  • MA International Development
  • MSc Environmental Change and International Development
  • MPH International Development


Type: Masters


  • 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 2019.
  • You must be a national of or permanently domiciled in an African country.
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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.
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The outcome of your application will be announced via email.

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award:The scholarship offers the following support:

  • A full tuition fee waiver
  • Maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend

How to Apply: Apply here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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