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Equity and Merit Scholarship students

Equity and Merit Scholarships for international master’s students

Equity and Merit Scholarships aim to assist talented but economically disadvantaged students from some of the world’s poorest countries.

Scholarships are currently available for up to 16 full-time campus-based postgraduate taught master’s students and up to 10 master’s by distance learning for academically excellent young professionals from Bangladesh, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

The scholarships are jointly funded by the University and its donors. The University waives the tuition fee in full and the generosity of donors covers students’ living costs, flights to the UK and visas.

Supporting outstanding students

The Equity and Merit Scheme is now in its tenth year. Since it began, a total of 181 scholarships have been awarded to exceptional individuals who have demonstrated both academic excellence and a commitment to the economic/social development of their home communities.

Producing graduates who will be responsible global citizens is now more critical than ever. So it’s right and proper to invest in skills, knowledge and educational opportunities in the most needy parts of the world.

Professor Alan Gilbert / Inaugural President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester

Current master’s scholarships

Scholarships are available for approximately 40 full-time PGT programmes and three online courses: Public Health; MSc HRM and Development, and MSc Management and Information Systems. The programmes have been selected to address a particular need or skills gap in the target countries and in most cases are not offered locally.

Equity and Merit Scholarships are currently available for students from Bangladesh, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

Please select your country for a list of available full-time programmes and information on eligibility and how to apply.