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Full-time campus-based master’s scholarships – Uganda

We offer up to five scholarships for full-time master's courses to academically excellent professionals from Uganda. The scholarships cover full tuition fees, return international air fares and living expenses.

Equity and Merit Scholarship students from Uganda
Equity and Merit Scholarship students from Uganda


Scholarships are available in a wide range of subjects including Engineering, Environment, Medical and Life Sciences, and Law. Scholarships are not available for business and finance courses.

Full list of courses for which scholarships are available

Arts, Languages and Cultures

Chemical Engineering

Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science


Electrical and Electronic Engineering



Medical and Life Sciences

Petroleum Engineering


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 Uganda 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 Uganda;
  • 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.

  • English grade of 4 in UCE (Uganda Certificate of Education)
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5)
  • BT TOEFL: overall score of at least 90, with no sub-test below 22

Have a look at the full list of available courses above to check the specific requirements.

English language test validity

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

How to apply

Applications for entry in September 2017 are now closed.

We will open for applications for 2018/19 in late 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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