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Scholarships for online Master of Public Health – Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania

We are pleased to offer scholarships for the online Master of Public Health to academically excellent professionals from Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

Online Master of Public Health

Scholarships cover all tuition fees, course materials and examinations. Check the online Master of Public Health course pages to make sure you understand what the course involves and read the course description carefully.

Online learning gives you the flexibility to combine study with work, family and other commitments. We encourage women to apply.


Our master's scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study for a UK qualification. To apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • have at least two years' relevant post-graduation work experience (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work);
  • hold a first or upper second class (or the equivalent) undergraduate degree;
  • be a resident citizen of Rwanda, Uganda or Tanzania 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 your home country;
  • have a clear idea how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.

English language requirements

All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. In most cases you will need one of the following, as a minimum, to satisfy the general English Language criteria and go through to the final selection round.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in writing)
  • IBT TOEFL: score of 90 (with no sub-test below 22)
  • English grade of C in the Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • English grade of 4 in the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)

Please note that a Certificate of Proficiency from a local university cannot be considered as evidence of your level of English language proficiency.

Other entry requirements

You will require regular access to a modern personal computer (Windows or Mac) with a stable internet connection. You should be confident in using the internet for web browsing and sending emails and also using word processing software, such as Microsoft Word.

How to apply

Applications for scholarships 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 for the course of your choice.

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MPH student ambassador: Annet Nakaganda

Read how studying for the online Master of Public Health helped one of our former Equity and Merit scholars.