African Graduate Scholarship for African Students to Study at UCL, London. 2018

The University College London (UCL) has opened applications for its African G


raduate Scholarship, open to African nationals currently residing in an African nation.

Application Deadline27th of April, 2018

Eligible Countries: African Countries

Country of Scholarship: UK

About the Scholarship:

The scholarships exist to support African nationals with a high-quality academic and professional background who would not be able to study at UCL without financial assistance. The Scholarship is a one-off award for the academic year September-September to study at the UCL Institute for Global Health.

Scholarship type: Masters (MSc.)

Eligibility: Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • The candidate must be an African national and a permanent resident of an African  nation at the time of application.
  • The candidate must have made an application and been accepted to UCL to study for a full-time postgraduate programme at the Institute for Global Health for the coming academic year.
  • The scheme offers a substantial scholarship towards UCL tuition fees, accommodation and some living costs. The candidate must also be able to provide evidence that he/she has secured other sources of funding for travelling to and from the UK.

Scholarship Worth: 

  • The amount awarded will be dependent on the individual candidate. Payment of the
  • Scholarship is made in the form of a deduction from tuition fees and accommodation expenses at the start of the academic session; and by cheques at regular intervals throughout the academic year to pay for food, transport and daily expenses.
  • If you advise potential sponsorship organisations of your scholarship application it
  • may assist you in obtaining further funding from them.

Duration of Scholarship: 1 year

Related:MBA Scholarships for Africa and Other Developing Regions 

African Graduate Scholarship Requirements:

Candidates are required to submit their completed scholarship application forms with

the following documentation:

  • Two reference letters. (Preferably one professional and one academic reference). Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper with a signature and must be signed across the seal of the envelope to ensure confidentiality (if sent by post). If sent by e-mail the referee can send the signed letter directly to Alison Gilry atigh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk
  • A copy of the UCL unconditional offer letter for the relevant academic year that the scholarship is intended for.
  • A current CV.
  • A letter confirming current employment status and annual salary in GBP.
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts for higher education and professional training.
  • A detailed personal statement.
  • Proof of funding status including evidence that they have applied to other funding bodies for the additional expenses. If any additional funding has UCL Institute for Global Health
  • been obtained, the applicant must provide evident

How to Apply:

  • The candidate must have made an application and been accepted to UCL to study for a full-time postgraduate at the institute of Global Health for the coming academic year. Click this link to apply to the MSc.
  • African Graduate Scholarship Application Form (word doc) Please submit your application and supporting documentation by the 27th of April, 2018 
  • Please see the guidelines and application procedures (Link in Program Webpage below).

Visit Program Webpage for more details

Scholarship Award Providers: University College London. Sponsored by the CP Charitable Trust, and the International Student House

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