Scholarships for Africa and Commonwealth countries by Nottingham Developing Solutions
Founded in 2001, Developing Solutions is The University of Nottingham’s flagship international scholarship programme for postgraduate masters courses.
Over the past 12 years Nottingham University has supported over 1,000 students from the developing countries of the Commonwealth and Africa to study at The University of Nottingham.
The Developing Solution Master Scholarships are designed for students from Africa, India and qualifying Commonwealth countries who want to make a difference to the development of their home country.
You can apply for this scholarship if you:
are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India or one of the countries of the Commonwealth listed below* AND
are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
have not already studied outside of your home country** AND
are not currently studying at a University of Nottingham campus or are not a University of Nottingham graduate AND
hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme, including MRes, at Nottingham for September 2016 in an eligible area of study (see ‘Fields of study’ below)
**Priority is given to candidates who have not previously studied outside of their home country. Students currently studying in the UK are not eligible to apply.
Citizens of (or permanently resident in) Africa, India, and the following Commonwealth countries (*Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Montserrat, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa.)
University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom
Fields of study
Eligible areas of study are Masters degree programmes, including Master of Research (i.e. MRes) within the:
Faculty of Engineering,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Faculty of Science,
Faculty of Social Science
Number of awards
A total of 105 scholarships given out every year – 30 of which are FULL (100% tuition fee) and 75 of which are PARTIAL (50% towards tuition fee)
A range of scholarships covering 50-100% financial aid and support towards your tuition fee
Method of Application
To apply to this scholarship, you must have applied to a course of study and hold an offer for a masters degree programme at Nottingham. And you must also be eligible (see ‘Eligibility’ above).
It is important to read the ‘Developing Solutions scholarship scheme brochure‘ and to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply for this scholarship, and access the Scholarship application portal.
The closing date for scholarship applications is 22nd April 2016 – 12 mid-day (UK time). Applications for scholarships may be submitted up until the closing date.
Application for admission to study at Nottingham must be received at least 3 weeks before the scholarship closing date to allow time for Nottingham’s Admissions office to process the application and confirm your offer, before you can apply for the scholarship.
In order to encourage academic excellence, aid diversity, develop relationships with sponsors and offer real financial assistance in cases of hardship, whether individually or by region, the University of Nottingham International Office offers a comprehensive and expanding range of scholarships.
It is very important you complete your form correctly before you submit it – Nottingham is not able to change your online application once you have submitted it.
Think about the questions and how you will answer them before you submit your application.
Type out your answers separately before you enter the form, think about them over a few days and then copy them into the application form.
You may also find the Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions helpful before you complete your application form.
Nottingham aims to notify applicants of the outcome within 6 weeks of the closing date.
The University of Nottingham (informally, Nottingham University) is a public research university in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom. It was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881 and granted a Royal Charter in 1948.
Nottingham’s main campus, University Park, is situated on the outskirts of the City of Nottingham, with a number of smaller campuses and a teaching hospital (Queen’s Medical Centre) located elsewhere in Nottinghamshire. Outside the United Kingdom, Nottingham has campuses in Semenyih (Malaysia) and Ningbo (China).
Application Deadline: 22 April 2016
Open to International students: Yes (Africa, India, some Commonwealth countries)