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.
Scholarships are only available for specific courses in engineering, environment, medical and health sciences, and law.
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
- Commercial Project Management MSc
- Construction Project Management MSc
- Engineering Project Management MSc
- Management of Projects MSc
- Mechanical Engineering Design MSc
- Reliability Engineering and Asset Management MSc
- Structural Engineering MSc
- Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering MSc
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Advanced Control and Systems Engineering MSc
- Communication Engineering MSc
- Digital Signal Processing MSc
- Electrical Power Systems Engineering MSc
- Renewable Energy and Clean Technology MSc
- Applications in Environmental Science MSc
- Pollution and Environmental Control MSc
- Environmental Governance MSc
- Environmental Impact Assessment and Management MSc
- Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction MSc
- Geographical Information Science MSc
- Global Urban Development and Planning MSc
Humanitarian and Conflict Response
- Corporate Governance LLM
- Intellectual Property Law LLM
- International Business and Commercial Law LLM
- International Financial Law LLM
- International Trade Transactions LLM
Medical and Health Sciences
- Biological Sciences MRes
- Cell Biology MSc
- Medical Microbiology MSc
- Medical Virology MSc
- Science Communication MSc
- Clinical Immunology MSc
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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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]).
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.