Scholarships for master's – Uganda

Subjects

Scholarships are available in a wide range of subjects including development, engineering, environment, medical and health sciences, and law. 

Full list of courses for which scholarships are available

Chemical Engineering

Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science

Development

Education

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Environment

Humanitarian and Conflict Response

Human Resource Management

Law

Medical and Health Sciences

Materials and Textiles

Online programmes

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

Eligibility

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' of post-graduation professional experience related to your chosen field of study (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work);
  • hold a bachelor’s degree (you must have graduated before September 2019) with an overall excellent grade. The awards are for academically outstanding students and typically this means that you are in the top 10% of your class;
  • be a resident citizen of Uganda and have not previously studied outside Africa (training of six months or less does not count);
  • 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 one of 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 Academic score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5)
  • Internet-based TOEFL: overall score of at least 90, with no sub-test below 22

Each master’s programme on the scholarship list has its own requirements in terms of English test scores. Please refer to the course profiles for more details.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed. We will open for applications next summer for entry in September 2022.

To apply you will need:

  • Degree certificates and transcripts, showing subjects taken and grades achieved.
  • Evidence of your English Language ability as stated above.
  • Two up-to-date signed references. References must be on letter headed paper and addressed to 'Equity and Merit Scholarships at The University of Manchester'. They don't need to be sent confidentially and there is no fixed format.

It is not necessary to have an academic offer of admission to apply for the scholarship. Please do not apply separately for academic admission.

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