The University of Portsmouth invites Nigerian and Ghanaian students who applied for one of the following full-time taught master’s postgraduate degrees in the university to apply for the 2014/15 scholarships. The courses are:

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences:

  • MSc Engineering Geology
  • MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards
  • MSc Environmental Geology and Contamination
  • MSc Crisis and Disaster Management

Department of Geography:

  • MSc Geographical Information Systems
  • MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management

Worth of Award

  • The scholarships will be in the form of a 20% fee reduction from any tuition fee but please note, it cannot be taken in conjunction with any other fee reduction or bursary offered by the University.
  •  The scholarship is a one-off award towards a one year Masters fees and is non-renewable and only valid for study on the courses listed above.


  • The scholarship is open to applicants from the following countries:
  • Nigeria: Scholarship is open to all Nigerian applicants who hold a minimum G.P.A 3.0/5 (which is a high Second Class Lower) in a relevant subject.
  • Ghana: Scholarship is open to all Ghanaian applicants who hold a minimum of a Second Class Upper in a relevant subject.

You can apply to be considered if you:

  • Are fully self-funding
  • Have Ghanaian or Nigerian nationality
  • Have applied to, been offered and accepted a place on, the postgraduate degree of your choice (conditional or unconditional firm offer).
  • Have satisfied academic conditions detailed above and have met financial conditions including payment of non-refundable deposit.

How to Apply

  • Please complete the Scholarship Application Form online via their website and submit this to their International Admissions Centre either via email or post (details below).
  • Successful scholarship applicants will be required to accept their place on the programme within four weeks of notification in order to obtain the reduction in the fee.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted not later than July 31, 2014

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, email: [email protected]

Click here for more details and to apply online

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