Up to 2 Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust-University of Leeds Scholarships are available to applicants from developing countries to undertake a one-year taught Master’s programme of study at the University of Leeds in selected Schools, with areas of study related to the economic, social or technological development of the applicant’s home country.
Application Deadline: 17:00 (UK time) 1st February 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
To be taken at (country): UK
Eligible Fields of Study: Arts, Humanities & Cultures; Business; Education, Social Sciences & Law; Engineering; Environment; Medicine & Health
About the Award: The Scholarships are funded jointly between the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and the University of Leeds. The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote their particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.
- Applicants MUST first apply for a relevant taught programme of study and be in receipt of a Student Application ID to be eligible for an Allan and Nesta Ferguson-University of Leeds Scholarship. Applications without a valid ID will be rejected. To apply for a place on a taught postgraduate degree programme, please visit: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/101040/applying/86/how_to_apply_for_masters_courses;
- Be citizens of and permanently resident in one of the developing countries according to the International Development Association (IDA) list of Borrowing Countries;
- Hold, by September 2017, a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to either a UK First Class Honours or a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree;
- Applicants whose first language is not English must have already met the University’s English Language requirements by 1 February 2017. Some Schools require a standard of English higher than the University minimum. You should have a valid test result, which is normally no more than two years old by your official start date at the University of Leeds. Examples of an acceptable English Language Standard can be found at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/projectleeds/info/123100/admissions/143/entry_requirements;
- Not have undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
- Be unable themselves, or through their families, to pay to study in the UK;
- Agree that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete.
Selection: Each School selects a shortlist of applicants who they wish to recommend for the award. The Group on Scholarships, Studentships and Prizes then meets to consider the shortlists and select the successful applicants and reserves. Applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of their application within 8 weeks of the scholarship closing date. The University will publish the names of the successful applicants within the University and externally on the University website.
Number of Awardees: 2
Value of Scholarship: The award will cover
- fees at the University of Leeds International rate.
- Maintenance: £12,530 in Session 2016/17
- Travel/Other costs: Arrival allowance and return airfare (economy class) for the scholarship holder only
Duration of Scholarship: 12 months in total full-time
How to Apply: Once you are in receipt of your Student Application ID please click on the following link: https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/centrally-funded-masters-postgraduate-scholarships which will take you to the online application form. Scholarship applications can be tracked from mid January 2017 via http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/tracking.aspx. Further details are available at the end of the online application process.
Award Provider: University of Leeds, Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
Important Notes: Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, the Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any correspondence regarding the progress of an application.