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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 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.

English language test validity   

IELTS and TOEFL test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

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 2017 will open on 13 February 2017.

Apply now

The deadline for applications is 17 March 2017.

It's not necessary to have an offer of admission to apply for the scholarship. You therefore do not need to apply for master’s admission separately; if your scholarship application is successful, then an academic offer will be made.

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