The University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship 2019

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. 

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Scholarship award

The scholarship offers the following support:

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

Eligibility criteria

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

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. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully meeting any condition(s) attached to your offer before the deadline provided by the Admissions Service.
7. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully receiving a visa to study at the University in September 2019.
8. You must be a national of or permanently domiciled in an African country.
9. The scholarship application deadline is Monday 6 May 2019.

Apply here

Selection process

We will contact eligible applicants via email with a link to our scholarship application form.

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:

  • 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.

Hear from one of our scholarship winners

Sandra from Zimbabwe was awarded a scholarship to study MSc Environmental Change and International Development. Watch her film to find out more about her experience of The University of Sheffield.

Any questions?

Please get in touch if you have any questions.


Tel: +44(0)114 222 1319