Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships, 2016

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Loughborough University is offering a number of Africa scholarships for full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for chosen postgraduate taught course for one year. The selection panel will be looking for the very highest academic achievers, and those who are committed to contributing most to their society when they return home after their course. The closing date for application is 30th April 2016.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the Loughborough University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate taught programme at Loughborough University.
Scholarship Provider: Loughborough University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: 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

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students from Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: 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 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). The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and University funds. The University will award a limited number of scholarships and the standards required are very high. Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources. Evidence of maintenance funds must be included in the scholarship application.

Number of award(s): The University will award a limited number of scholarships and the standards required are very high.

Duration of award(s): Scholarship is awarded for one year.

What does it cover? 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).

Selection Criteria: The selection panel will be looking for the very highest academic achievers, and those who are committed to contributing most to their society when they return home after their course. The panel will also be looking for those who clearly demonstrate a full understanding of the costs involved in coming to the UK and can demonstrate that they have strong motivation and the initiative to be able to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved.

Notification: All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by the end of May at the latest. The outcome will be either that your application is shortlisted, or your application was unsuccessful.

How to Apply: The application form should be returned by post, fax or email. Note: That 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). Applicants do not submit the scholarship application until they have received their offer letter. Applications will only be considered if all Parts of the form are completed in full.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for application is 30th April 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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