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Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarships

The University of Sheffield has a strong commitment to International Development. One of the themes of the University’s strategy is ‘celebrating, promoting and increasing the volume of the work that we do to improve the lives of others through our international relationships, locally and abroad’.


Building on this commitment the University, in collaboration with the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and the Sheffield Institute for International Development, is now able to offer 10 scholarships (over 3 years) targeted at international students from developing countries for a number of courses that are affiliated with the Sheffield Institute for International Development.


2020 Scholarships

There are three scholarships available to academically strong individuals from developing countries. Each scholarship offers the following:


  • A full tuition fee waiver

  • Maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend


Eligibility criteria

You must hold an offer for one of the following courses to study at the University of Sheffield in 2020 by Wednesday 6 May 2020:

  1. MSc Cities and Global Development

  2. MA International Development

  3. MSc in Environmental Change and International Development

  4. MPH in International Development

  5. MSc in International Social Change and Policy

  6. MA Global and Political Economy

  7. MA International Relations

  8. MA in Social Research​

  • You must be classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.

  • You must be self-funded to receive this award, i.e. not funded by a research council, government, private enterprise, charity or any similar organisation.

  • This scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other funding awards, either from the University of Sheffield or external sources.

  • Your mode of attendance must be full time.

  • You must begin your studies at the University of Sheffield in 2020. This scholarship cannot be deferred.

  • Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully meeting any condition(s) attached to your offer before the deadline provided by the Admissions Service.

  • Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully receiving a visa to study at the University in September 2020.

You must be a national of, or permanently domiciled, in one of the following countries or territories:


Afghanistan

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nepal

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Angola

Armenia

Bangladesh

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo

Côte d'Ivoire

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Philippines

Rwanda

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Swaziland

Syrian Arab Republic

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vietnam

West Bank and Gaza Strip

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe


How to apply

You will be automatically considered for the scholarship if you receive an offer to study one of the eligible courses and you are a national of, or permanently domiciled in, one of the eligible countries or territories.


Your course application will be assessed by a panel of academic judges to decide whether you will progress to the final stage of the application process.


Please use our postgraduate online application system to submit your application for an eligible course.


Selection process

If you are selected for the final stage of the application process we will contact you by Monday 25 May 2020. At this point, we may ask you to submit a short personal statement to support your application.


If you do not receive an email by Monday 25 May 2020 asking you to submit a personal statement for the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Scholarship you have not been selected for this award.


The final decision for those asked to submit an application will be made by the end of June.


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