The University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship

Brief description:

The University of Sheffield is offering one University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship for a postgraduate taught student from Africa who is applying to undertake an eligible Masters degree programme in the Department of Geography.

Host Institution(s):

Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

Level/Field(s) of study:

Full-time coursework studies in the following Masters degree programmes:

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

Number of Scholarships:


Target group:

Students from Africa

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship award provides for a full tuition fee waiver, maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend.


You must have applied to study on 1 of the above-mentioned courses to study at the University of Sheffield, starting in the Autumn term and must be national of, or permanently domiciled in an African country. You must be classified as an overseas student for tuition fee purposes and you are self-funded, 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.

Application instructions:

In your application, you must provide a clear rationale for applying for a postgraduate course at the University of Sheffield and outline challenges to academic progress as well as provide details on how these barriers have been overcome successfully. You have to provide examples of work experience in the field of International Development and articulate future ambitions. You should relate your goals to the postgraduate degree you have applied for, and how your learning will benefit others from your country. The scholarship application deadline is 11 May 2020 for September 2020 entry.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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