Equity and Merit Programme

Each year The University of Manchester awards Equity and Merit Scholarships to academically excellent students from Sub-Saharan Africa who have the potential to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in their home countries.

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316 scholarships since 2007.

Available to students from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Annual scholarships for 20 full-time master's students and 10 online master’s

Across the globe, countries face many developmental challenges, and their brightest young minds have the aptitude and the will to make a difference. Our Equity and Merit Programme helps them to do this.

We support academically excellent young professionals from Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania to undertake master's degrees, either on campus or online, that fill the skills gap in their countries. 

Jointly funded by the University and the generosity of donors, the scholarships cover the whole of the student’s experience, from fees to living expenses and travel home.