Distance Learning Equity and Merit Scholarships for Study in UK, 2018



Applications are currently been invited for the Distance Learning Equity and Merit Scholarships for Study in UK, 2018, eligible persons are invited to apply and all applications are to be submitted before the deadline as stated.

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Level: masters degree

Field(s): The scholarships are available for the following courses:

Value of Scholarship : Scholarships cover all tuition fees, course materials and examinations.

School(Institutions/ Country): University of Manchester | UK



‣ The Equity and Merit Scholarships are aimed at academically excellent young professionals with at least two years’ post-graduation work experience who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study for a UK qualification.

‣ You should meet all the following criteria:

  • be a resident citizen of Tanzania, Uganda or Rwanda and have not previously studied abroad;
  • hold a First or Upper Second class degree;
  • have a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience;
  • have a clear idea how studying  for an online masters would benefit both your career and the development of your home country;
  • have achieved a grade C in English Language at Tanzania or Uganda Certificate of Secondary Education level or have a minimum IELTS result of 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other subscores (please note that a certificate of proficiency from a local universitycannot be considered as evidence of your level of English language proficiency).

Selection criteria

‣ The scholarships will be awarded on merit-base.


  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within four weeks of the deadline.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ Applications are submitted via  online

Apply online

‣ Applicants do not need an offer of admission to apply for the scholarship.

‣ Scholarship Application Due date : 30 November .

You don’t need to have an offer of admission to apply for the scholarship. Please don’t apply for master’s admission separately; if your scholarship application is successful then an academic offer will be made.

Please email equityandmerit@manchester.ac.uk with any enquiries.

Equity & Merit Scholarships (Open for applications at the end of 2017) are available for Nationals of Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, to study on the distance learning  programme.

Informal enquiries, prior to application, are welcomed. Please contact either: Prof. Richard Heeks (Programme Director) | Email:  richard.heeks@manchester.ac.uk ; or Jaco Renken (Programme Director) | Email:   jacobus.renken@manchester.ac.uk

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about Equity and Merit Scholarships


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