The Sustainable Development Goals are our world’s call to action and our Equity and Merit Scholarships aim to empower young professionals in the Global South to address these.
Equity and Merit Scholarships are for academically excellent students who have the potential to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in their home countries.
The awards are intended for those who couldn't afford to study in Manchester without a scholarship. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and all applications are considered on their merit. We particularly encourage women to apply.
We offer two types of scholarship:
There are 30 scholarships (20 for full-time study and 10 for online study) available each year for a wide range of courses in engineering, environment, health sciences, development, education, textiles and law. The scheme is open to applicants from Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
The scholarships cover full tuition fees, and for students who will be studying in Manchester, the award includes return international airfares, living expenses and visas.
Our master’s scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds.
To apply for a scholarship, you must:
You do not need to provide an IELTS or TOFEL test result when you apply for the scholarship. However, if you are shortlisted for an interview then you will be required to take an approved English test.
Each master’s programme on the scholarship list has its own requirements in terms of English test scores. Please refer to the course profiles for more details.
In most cases, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5) or TOEFL 90 (with no sub-test less than 22) to be awarded a scholarship.
We don't grant any exemptions to these language requirements to applicants who have studied in English and we don't accept a certificate of English language proficiency from your university.
Applications open on Sunday, 1 August 2021 for entry in September 2022.
Please do not use the form on the master's admissions page of our website.
To apply you will need:
|1–31 August 2021||Open for applications|
|November 2021–May 2022||Review period|
|June 2022||Results announced|
|September 2022||Start of the academic year|