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Equity and Merit Scholarship students

Equity and Merit Scholarships for international master’s students

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

We offer two types of scholarship:

  • One-year, full-time, on-campus master’s
  • Part-time distance learning master’s (three to five years' duration)

There are 27 scholarships (17 for full-time study and 10 for part-time study) available to students from Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania. The scholarships cover full tuition fees, and for students who will be studying in Manchester, the award includes return international air fares, living expenses and visas.

Timeline for applications for 2019/20 scholarships

1 August 2018 Applications open at 9am GMT.
9 September 2018 Applications close at 5pm GMT.
October–December 2018 Shortlisting
December 2018 Interviews* in Rwanda 
January–February 2019 Interviews* in Tanzania and Ethiopia
March–April 2019 Interviews* in Uganda
June 2019 Results announced
September 2019 Start of academic year

* Interviews are for candidates for the full-time scholarships. There is a separate selection process for online candidates.