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University of Manchester Equity and Merit Scholarships 2024


University of Manchester Equity and Merit Scholarships 2024, August 8 2023



  • Scholarship: University of Manchester Equity and Merit Scholarships
  • Host Institution: University of Manchester
  • Level: Masters
  • Scholarship Coverage: Fully Funded
  • Application Period: August 1 – 31



The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals set the direction toward a better, more sustainable future for all. Our Equity and Merit Scholarships aim to empower young professionals in the Global South to deliver solutions to meet these interlinked goals.

Equity and Merit Scholarships are for academically excellent students who have the potential to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in their home countries.

The awards are intended for those who cannot afford to study in Manchester without a scholarship. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and all applications are considered on their merit. We particularly encourage women to apply.

We offer two types of scholarship:

  • Full-time, on-campus master’s (one-year duration).
  • Part-time, distance learning master’s (three to five years duration).

There are 40 scholarships (30 for full-time study and ten for online study) available for a range of courses in engineering, environment, health sciences, development, education, textiles and law. The scheme is open to applicants from Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.



The scholarships cover full tuition fees, and for students who will be studying in Manchester, the award includes return international airfares, living expenses and visas.


Eligibility Criteria for University of Manchester Equity and Merit Scholarships 2023/24


Our master’s scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

To apply for a scholarship, you will need:

  • to be a resident citizen of Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zimbabwe, and have not previously studied outside of Africa (training of six months or less does not count);
  • at least two years of professional experience related to your chosen field of study (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work);
  • a bachelor’s degree (you must have graduated before September 2022) with an overall excellent grade. The awards are for academically outstanding students and typically this means that you are in the top 10% of your class;
  • to be committed to returning home and able to demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact on the future of your home country;
  • a clear idea of how studying at Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.


Full List of Courses


Chemical Engineering

Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science



Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Humanitarian and Conflict Response

Human Resource Management


Medical and Health Sciences

Materials and Textiles

Online programmes


Timeline for University of Manchester Equity and Merit Scholarships:


1 to 31 August 2023Application window
September 2023 to May 2024Review period
June 2024Results announced
September 2024Start of the academic year


How to apply

Applications are open from  1 August until 31 August 2022 for September 2024 entry.


Apply online.





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