The University of Reading, UK invites application for the Real Estate Foundation Scholarship Programme which offers a scholarship for a new post graduate student from Africa based on academic excellence combined with financial need.
Country and Region Specific Awards will consider the domicile for the purposes of this award (not a student’s national citizenship). The Reading Real Estate Foundation aims to award its scholarships to support and widen its diversity agenda. They hope to encourage talented students who might be deterred from applying to the University of Reading for financial reasons.
Country specific awards are only available to students who have not previously studied in the UK. The scholarship is for the following courses:

  • MSc Real Estate/Real Estate Finance
  • MSc Development Planning
  • MSc Rural Land and Business Management
  • MSc International Planning and Sustainable Urban Planning
  • MSc in Housing Development and Management (from 2014)

 Worth of Award

  •  Successful students will receive the full degree tuition fees of their chosen Real Estate & Planning postgraduate programme and the opportunity to act as an Ambassador for RREF. The award and the activities undertaken as part of this scheme will help develop your:
  • Networking skills- Unparalleled networking opportunities.
  • CV-A valuable and credible addition to your CV (Resume).
  • RED Award-The work will be counted as a part of your Reading Experience and Development
  • (RED) Award certificate.
  • RREF Ambassadors will work closely with RREF on engaging and exciting projects including:
  • RREF Student & Alumni Activities.
  • Social media, through sharing their experiences with potential students.
  • Attending sponsored events and exhibitions to promote RREF.
  • The awards will cover the full costs of the Real Estate & Planning postgraduate programme offered which will offset your tuition fees.


  • Before you apply for a scholarship, please read the list of criteria below to ensure you meet all of the required points. Only in exceptional circumstances will those who do not meet all of the desired criteria be considered:
  • You must show evidence of a strong academic record and that you are dedicated to your studies and include copies of your academic certificates and transcripts to date.
  • You must clearly demonstrate financial need.
  • You must be committed to representing the Reading Real Estate Foundation as a RREF Scholar
  • You must be willing to submit a report on your progress and performance
  • A RREF MSc Scholarship cannot provide the main financial support for your studies and you will be expected to be able to have funding for your remaining course fees and living costs
  • You will be expected to complete the course in full. Should for any reason you have to leave the course before completion, all payments will be stopped immediately.
  • If students do not receive their predicted mark in their undergraduate degree , the offer of
  • a scholarship may be revoked.
  • Students offered more than one Award from RREF/UoR/H enley Business School may accept only one award but can select which one. Students deciding to defer entry will forfeit any award but may re-apply.
  • The award is only made to eligible students who successfully enter on a relevant degree
  • programme in October 2014.
  • Before making a formal application, applicants must be holding an offer for a full -time postgraduate real estate & planning programme at Henley Business School for entry in 2014/15

How to Apply
Application forms can be downloaded from the RREF website ttp:// and must contain the following details:

  • Name and Henley Business School student number, country, contact details, university in which your first degree was undertaken, and the degree that will be taken in Henley Business School.
  • An academic letter of reference, if this is not possible a professional letter of reference is acceptable.
  • Copies of academic certificates and transcripts.
  • A personal supporting statement addressing all of the following;
  • a demonstration of academic excellence,
  • a demonstration of financial need,
  • a demonstration of involvement in extracurricular activities,
  • why you would make a good RREF Ambassador,
  • how a scholarship would benefit you.
  • Your application form, letter of reference, copies of academic certificates and transcripts and CV must be sent to [email protected]

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and offers made on a regular basis. The final closing date for applications is June 30, 2014 and no applications will be considered after this date.
Once a final decision has been agreed about your application they will contact you via email to advise you of the outcome.
Students will be notified within one month of the application deadline.
Click here for more details and to apply online