Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
The Global Development Institute Merit Awards is offered to graduate students.
The awards cover tuition fees, living expenses, flights to the UK and visa costs.
- Be a resident citizen of Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia or Uganda (applicants have not normally studied outside Africa, but applications coming from those who have may be considered);
- Hold a bachelor’s degree with an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) classification or its international equivalent from a high ranking university;
- Have at least 2 years of relevant post-graduation work experience (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work);
- Have a clear idea of how studying in Manchester will benefit both their career and the wider community.
Study experience required
Official scanned copies of degree certificate(s) and transcript(s) showing the subjects you have taken and the grades achieved. Temporary copies or certificates of graduation will suffice for this application;
English language test certificate;
up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV);
1 letter of reference, academic or professional, on institution/company letterhead, with a recent date and referee’s email and signature;
a 500-word personal statement detailing how studying at The University of Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.