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Equity and Merit Scholarships for students from Rwanda

Scholarships for master's – Rwanda

We offer up to four scholarships for selected master's courses to applicants from Rwanda every year. The scholarships cover full tuition fees, return international air fares and living expenses.

Subjects

Scholarships are only available for specific courses in engineering, environment, medical and health sciences, and law.

Full list of courses for which scholarships are available

Chemical Engineering

Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science

Education

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Environment

Humanitarian and Conflict Response

Law

Medical and Health Sciences

Museum Studies

Equity and Merit Scholarship students from Rwanda
Equity and Merit Scholarship students from Rwanda

Eligibility

Our master's scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds. 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 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 Rwanda;
  • have a clear idea 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.

We do not accept a Certificate of English Proficiency from a Rwandan university instead of the IELTS test. You can take the IELTS AND TOEFL tests in Kigali. 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 for the course of your choice.

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

Equity and Merit student profile: Leon

Watch the video below to hear about the experience of a graduate from the Equity and Merit Scholarship Scheme, Leon Muvunyi (MSc Management of Projects [Engineering]).

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Case study: Equity and Merit in action in Rwanda

Read about our engineering experts' trip to Rwanda, requested by one of our former Equity and Merit scholars.