West Africa Scholarships Scheme for International Postgraduate students

West Africa Scholarship Scheme

Course(s) Offered: Social sci, Health, sci, Business
Course Level: Postgraduate
Provider: Durham University
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
Durham University is happy to be awarding three postgraduate scholarships to outstanding candidates from West Africa in its West Africa Scholarship Scheme.

Each scholarship granted under the West Africa Scholarship Scheme is awarded in the form of a one-year postgraduate taught tuition fee waiver; one each in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health, Faculty of Science and Durham Business School.

Durham University is announcing its 2012-2013 West Africa Scholarship Scheme for all eligible candidates to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Hold a first class bachelors degree from a West African institution and satisfy the admissions requirement of your chosen course, including English Language proficiency
  • Be a national from, and residing in, one of the listed west African countries (see below)
  • Liable to pay fees at the overseas student rate
  • Intending to start your course of study in September 2012
  • Submit with your initial application a one page statement of purpose. This should include your eligibility for the award, your motivation for taking the course and coming to the UK and any relevant extra-curricular activities/work experience.
Selection Criteria:
The scholarship scheme is awarded on a competitive basis. Each award will be made to students on the basis of academic excellence. The statement of purpose will be used to help further judge students.

Eligible groups
Nationals of the following W/African countries:
  • Benin, 
  • Cameroon, 
  • Gambia, 
  • Ghana, 
  • Nigeria, 
  • Togo
Participating Institution(s)
Durham University UK

Fields of study
The eligible courses are Accounting, Banking, Anthropology, Archaeology, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Finance, Human Resource, Management, Marketing, Geography, Law, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Public Policy and Health, Sociology, and Social Work. Excluding the MBA Programme and distance learning courses.

Number of awards
Three (3) awards

Sponsorship duration
For the whole duration of the programme

Scholarship benefits
Students do not have to pay for their tuition fees but are only responsible for accommodation and living costs during their stay in the UK. As an example, UKBA recommend that students have GBP 600 per month for living costs and a 50 week stay in Ustinov, Durham’s postgraduate College costs approximately, GBP 6,000.

Method of Application
All students who meet the above criteria will automatically be considered for the scholarship. If you have any questions about the Scheme please contact international.office[at]durham.ac.uk.

The deadline for applying to Durham University in order to be considered for the award is 30 April 2012

Applications will be considered by a panel of senior academics from the relevant faculties. Successful students will be informed by 1 July 2012.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2012
Open to International students: Yes (ONLY W/Africans)

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