Nigeria / Scholarships

Funding for Nigerian Students

The University of Manchester is recognised by several sponsors in Nigeria including: 

Chevening

Chevening offers fully-funded scholarships to undertake any master's course at any UK university.

Chevening awards for Nigerian students are now open for application until 12pm on 2 November 2021.

PTDF

The University of Manchester is a partner institution of PTDF and is recognised for both master's and PhD study.

Find out more about PTDF’s scholarships

TETFund

The University of Manchester is recognised by TETFund and welcomes students who are funded by TETFund’s Academic Staff Training Development (ASTD) Scheme. 

Find out more about the TETFund scheme.

Nigeria GREAT scholarship For Sustainable Future 2021

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, The University of Manchester is offering eligible students one GREAT scholarship of £10,000 for the following master's courses MSc Green Infrastructure, MSc in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, MSc in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology with Extended Research, MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control.

Global Futures Scholarship

The University of Manchester is proud to offer awards totalling £300,000 to international students, commencing their studies in September 2021. The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and master's students. 

Undergraduate awards

A total of ten A-level and IB scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence. These will be open to applicants domiciled in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. 

Award details

A total of ten A-level and IB scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence. These will be open to applicants domiciled in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

These consist of ten awards of £5,000 for the first year of study with a further £5,000 awarded in the second year of study, conditional on attainment of 60% average in the first year.

Scholarships will be awarded in the form of an appropriate discount against published tuition fees.

Summary of eligibility criteria

For the purpose of these awards, students will be considered from international fee-paying students domiciled in the following countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

  • Applicants must have, or be working towards, either A-levels or the IB Diploma qualification and must be applying for direct first year entry.
  • Applicants for the African awards must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 20 May 2021 with awards made following the confirmation of IB and A-level results in July and August 2021. The application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders.
  • Applicants will be considered for the award based on academic merit and the quality of their scholarship application.
  • Applicants must be self-funded (ie not sponsored).
  • Applicants for Medicine (MBChB) Dentistry (BDS) or Architecture degrees are not eligible for the award.
  • Applicants must have selected The University of Manchester as their firm or insurance UCAS choice by 10 June 2021.

The above is a summary for you to initially check your eligibility. Make sure you download and read our full Terms and Conditions

How to apply

You must submit an online scholarship application form by 20 May 2021. The application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders.

Awards made following the confirmation of IB and A-level results in July and August 2021.

Master’s awards

The University of Manchester is proud to offer ten postgraduate scholarships to international students domiciled in Africa.

Award details

Ten awards of £6,000 will be allocated on the basis of academic excellence.

Summary of eligibility criteria

For the purposes of these awards, students will be considered from international fee-paying students from the following countries: Nigeria; Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

  • Applicants for the African awards must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 12 June 2021. The application form will be emailed to all eligible offer-holders.
  • Applicants will be considered for the award based on academic merit and the quality of their scholarship application.
  • Applicants must be self-funded (ie not sponsored).
  • Applicants for MBA, MPhil, Master of Architecture (MArch), Architecture and Urbanism (MA), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Clinical Medicine and Dentistry degrees are not eligible for the award. 

The above is a summary for you to initially check your eligibility. Make sure you download and read our full Terms and Conditions

How to apply

Applicants for the African awards must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 12 June 2021. The application form will be emailed to all eligible offer-holders and awards will be made by 3 July 2021.