Equity and Merit programme

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

Scholarships are currently available for up to 17 full-time campus-based postgraduate taught master’s students and up to 10 master’s by distance learning for academically excellent professionals from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

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

The Equity and Merit Scheme is now in its tenth year. Since it began, a total of 235 scholarships have been awarded to exceptional individuals who have demonstrated both academic excellence and a commitment to the economic/social development of their home communities.

Current master’s scholarships

Scholarships are available for more than 50 full-time postgraduate courses and three online courses: Public Health, MSc HRM and Development, and MSc Management and Information Systems. The programmes have been selected to address a particular need or skills gap in the target countries and in most cases are not offered locally.