Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarships

The University of Sheffield has a strong commitment to International Development. One of the themes of the University’s strategy is ‘celebrating, promoting and increasing the volume of the work that we do to improve the lives of others through our international relationships, locally and abroad’. Building on this commitment the University, 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.

2016 Scholarships

There are four scholarships available to academically strong individuals from developing countries. Each scholarship offers the following:

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

Eligibility criteria

  1. You must hold an offer for one of the following courses to study at the University of Sheffield in 2016 by Friday 29th April 2016:

    • 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

  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 following countries or territories:

Afghanistan
Angola
Armenia
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt

El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lesotho

Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Philippines
Rwanda
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal

Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tokelau
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
West Bank and Gaza Strip
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

How to apply

You will be automatically considered for the scholarship if you receive an offer to study one of the eligible courses and you are a national of, or permanently domiciled in, one of the eligible countries or territories. Your course application will be assessed by a panel of academic judges to decide whether you will progress to the final stage of the application process.

Please use our postgraduate online application system to submit your application for an eligible course.

Selection

If you are selected for the final stage of the application process we will contact you by 13th May 2016. At this point we may ask you to submit a short personal statement to support your application.

If you do not receive an email by Friday 20th May 2016 asking you to submit a personal statement for the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Scholarship you have not been selected for this award.

If you have any questions about this award please email internationalscholarships@sheffield.ac.uk