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Equity and Merit Scholarships for students from Ethiopia

Scholarships for master's – Ethiopia

New for 2018. We will be offering up to four scholarships for selected master's courses to applicants from Ethiopia. The scholarships cover full tuition fees, return international air fares and living expenses.

Subjects

Scholarships are available for specific courses in engineering, environment, health sciences, development, education, textiles and law.

Full list of courses for which scholarships are available

Chemical Engineering

Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science

Development

Education

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Environment

Humanitarian and Conflict Response

Law

Medical and Health Sciences

Museum Studies

Textiles

Eligibility

Our master’s scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds. To apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • have at least 18 months' work experience (this includes unpaid internships or voluntary work);
  • hold a bachelor’s degree with an overall grade of excellent, or preferably a master’s degree. The awards are for academically outstanding students and typically this means that you are in the top 10% of your class;
  • be a resident citizen of Ethiopia and have not previously studied outside Africa;
  • be committed to returning home and able to demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact on the future of Ethiopia;
  • have a clear idea of how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.

English language requirements

An IELTS certificate is not required at the time of application. If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be asked to take the IELTS test. English language requirements vary by course, but in most cases you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5) or TOEFL 570 (90 IBT) to go through to the final selection round.

You can take the IELTS and TOEFL tests in Addis Ababa. Contact the British Council or TOEFL test centre for details. 

How to apply

Applications for entry in September 2018 are now closed. We will open for applications for entry in September 2019 in October 2018.

Note that there is a clear separation between the process of awarding the scholarships and our admissions procedure. Scholarships are awarded entirely on merit. It is not necessary to have an academic offer of admission to apply for the scholarship. There is no advantage or disadvantage in having an academic offer. If you are selected for the scholarship you will be automatically admitted to the course of your choice.

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Please email equityandmerit@manchester.ac.uk with any enquiries.