Equity and Merit

Our Equity and Merit Scholarships assist talented but economically disadvantaged young professionals from some of the world’s poorest countries.

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361 scholarships since 2007.

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

Annual scholarships for 29 full-time master's students and 10 online master’s

Empowered students to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in their home countries and beyond.

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.

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.

Each postgraduate course has been created with the specific conditions of these countries in mind and endeavours to fill the skills gaps that exist there, from power engineering to global urban development. The scholarships empower young professionals from the Global South to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and advance themselves and their wider society.

The scholarships are jointly funded by the University and its donors. The University covers students’ tuition fees in full and the generosity of our donors pays for students’ living expenses, flights to the UK and visas.