Loughborough University UK Full-Tuition Fee (Tuition free) Scholarships for African Students

Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: Loughborough University
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
Every year, Loughborough University is delighted to announce full-fee scholarships for international full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa.

These will be known as the Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships. The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and Loughborough University funds.

The University encourages all eligible applicants to send in applications for the the full fee 2018/19 Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships.

Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships

Eligibility criteria
The selection panel will use the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications:
  • Currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa
  • Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)
  • Commitment to return to their home country on completion of postgraduate programme
  • Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return
  • Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK
  • Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved
Applicants are advised to spend considerable effort ensuring that this application reaches the selectors in a form that is clear, well presented and which reflects your abilities and motivation.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY African country - these scholarships are specifically intended for Africans ONLY

Participating Institution(s)
Univeristy of Loughborough in United Kingdom

Fields of study
Any postgraduate taught course offered by the University. See the complete list of Schools and Departments.

Number of awards
The University will award a limited number of scholarships and the standards required are very high.

Sponsorship duration
Financial award will last for the full duration of the postgraduate taught degree programme - one year

Scholarship benefits
The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded).

Note that students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources.

Method of Application
For 2018 entry the scholarship application procedure is an open competition. Students may only apply for the scholarship after an offer for a place has been made. Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form which can be downloaded here: 2018/2019 Application Form.

Applications will be initially shortlisted and the final decision on the awards will be made by a selection panel of senior staff of the University.

The application form can be downloaded below, and should be returned (by post, fax or email) to:
International Office
Marketing and Advancement
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
Email: international-office@lboro.ac.uk

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information applying for this scholarship.

This is an annual scholarship award whose deadline is 30th April every year.

Scholarship applications will not be considered unless the applicant is holding an offer or a place at the time of submission (this offer may be conditional or unconditional).

Loughborough University is a public research university located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England. It has been a university since 1966, but the institution dates back to 1909, when the then Loughborough Technical Institute began with a focus on skills and knowledge which would be directly applicable in the wider world. Loughborough ranks particularly highly for engineering and technology and is noted for its sports-related courses and achievements.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2018
Open to International students: Yes (ONLY Africans)

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Related: List of UK Scholarships for International Students


  1. Dear sir,

    I have carefully read and understand your brochure, and discover that you only need master degree holders for your scholarship grant, Meanwhile, I am pursing my first degree ok, maybe in future, i will meet up your condition, for scholarship grant,

    May God bless you,

    Mr Theophilus Ukwu

  2. How does one go about the offer for a place, pls?

  3. What an opportunity, my regrets is the deadline for this year is gone. But I will save the page and check back next year, thanks you very much for this tremendous scholarship