Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: University of Sheffield
Country to Study in: UK
The University of Sheffield offers scholarships to postgraduate Nigerian students who show exceptional academic potential wishing to start a postgraduate taught masters programme at the University of Sheffield in September 2016.
These include the Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships, the Management School - MSc and MBA scholarships (NOT OFFERED FOR 2016), and the Shared Commonwealth Scholarships.
The University of Sheffield does not offer research studentships or funding specifically for Nigerian students. There are, however, studentships and funding for which all international students can apply.
To be eligible for the Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2016, applicants must be a Nigerian national or permanently domiciled in Nigeria, apply for a study place by Friday 17 June 2016 and hold an offer of a study place for entry in September 2016.
The Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2016 are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
The Management School - MSc and MBA scholarships (NOT OFFERED FOR 2016) is also awarded on merit.
The Shared Commonwealth Scholarships 2016 is available for individuals with a strong academic background beginning their postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield in September 2016.
Citizens of Nigeria
University of Sheffield, UK
Fields of study
Any taught masters course (eg MA, MSc) which is offered at the university
Number of awards
There are THREE Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2016 awards, ONE Shared Commonwealth Scholarships 2016 awards, AND a NUMBER of Management School - MSc and MBA scholarship awards, available for Nigerian students starting their postgraduate taught masters programme in September 2016.
Each scholarship is for one year of study
Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships:
Each scholarship is worth 50% of your postgraduate taught masters degree tuition fee per year, for one year of study. The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.
Management School - MSc and MBA scholarships (NOT OFFERED FOR 2016):
Scholarships worth up to £2000.
Shared Commonwealth Scholarships:
These awards incluude FULL tuition fee waivers, Maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend, AND Flights to and from your home country.
Method of Application
If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you need to apply and be offered admission into the university. To apply to the University of Sheffield, see the official 'how to apply' page.
Eligible students will automatically be sent details of how to apply from January 2016 onwards. Please note that applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sheffield.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information on how to apply, and also to download the "Nigeria Pre-departure Briefing(pdf)" document.
Applicants must apply for a study place by Friday 17 June 2016 and hold an offer of a study place for entry in September 2016. The deadline for applications is Friday 24 June 2016.
Results of applications will be announced by Friday 29 July 2016.
The University of Sheffield is a research university in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It received its royal charter in 1905 as successor to Sheffield Medical School and University College of Sheffield.
Application Deadline: 24 June 2016
Open to International Students: No (ONLY Nigerians)
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Related: List of Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerians