Loughborough University is pleased to announce full-fee scholarships for international full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa under its Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships.
The selection panel will be looking for the very highest academic achievers, and those who will contribute most to their society when they return home after their course.  The panel will also be looking for those who clearly demonstrate a full understanding of the costs involved in coming to the UK and can demonstrate that they have strong motivation and the initiative to be able to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved.
Worth of Awards

  • The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded).
  • Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources. Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Applicants will also be expected to provide evidence of funds to cover their travel, living and maintenance costs and may be asked to pay a deposit towards their living costs as part of the conditions of the scholarship offer.

For 2013 entry the scholarship application procedure is an open competition. Students may only apply for the scholarship after an offer for a place has been made. Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form which can be downloaded below.
Applications will be initially shortlisted and the final decision on the awards will be made by a selection panel of senior staff of the University. The selection panel will use the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications:

  • Currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa
  • Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)
  • Commitment to return to their home country on completion of postgraduate programme
  • Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return
  • Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK
  • Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved.

How to Apply

  • The application form can be downloaded from their website and should be returned (by post, fax or email)
  • Applicants are advised to spend considerable effort ensuring that this application reaches the selectors in a form that is clear, well presented and which reflects your abilities and motivation.
  • Note that scholarship applications will not be considered unless the applicant is holding an offer or a place at the time of submission (this offer may be conditional or unconditional). Please do not submit your scholarship application until you have received your offer letter.

The final deadline for applications is 30th April 2013. You should apply for admission early so that you can receive an offer and be able to apply before this date. Without an early offer of admission, you can’t apply. All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by the end of May at the latest.
For more information, and to apply click here