- Organization: University of Sheffield
- Duration: 365 days
- Application Deadline 23 June, 2017
- Required Experience Bachelor's Degree/HND
The University of Sheffield is a premier-league, research-led institution with a population of over 25,000 students including more than 6,500 international students from over 115 countries.
We have a world-wide reputation for quality, operating at the forefront of research and training.
Sheffield is one of the best value cities to live and study in the UK. Living costs are 10% lower than the UK national average and 25% lower than London.
Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in England with 150 woodlands and 50 public parks within the city. The greenery is throughout the city from the centre, where the Winter Gardens is Europe's largest city centre temperate glasshouse, to the countryside, where the Peak District national park is only ten minutes away from the University.
University of Sheffield is pleased to offer Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships. These are awarded to undertake any of the courses offered by the university.
The aim of Sheffield University is to examine the impact of the division between further and higher education on strategies to widen participation in undergraduate education
To be eligible for the Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2016 (50% tuition fee discount), applicants must be self-funding and classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes. Applicants may be required to take an internationally recognised English language test such as IELTS.
Course Level: Available for Nigerian students starting their postgraduate taught masters programme in September 2017.
Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.
Scholarship Award: Each scholarship is worth 50% tuition fee discount of your postgraduate taught masters degree tuition fee per year, for one year of study. The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must be a national of or permanently domiciled in one of the following:
East and South Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Mauritius Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Middle East and North Africa: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
West Africa: Benin, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Togo, Guinea
Others: Brazil,Canada,Egypt,India,Japan,Jordan,Nigeria,Pakistan,South Korea,Sri Lanka,Taiwan,Turkey,USA
Applicants must have applied for and been offered a study place at the University of Sheffield to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Applicants must apply for a study place by Friday16 June 2017 for entry in September 2017 to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
The scholarship application is a separate online process to applying for a course. A link to the online scholarship application will be sent by email to all eligible students from January onwards.
The scholarship will be awarded on the the basis of academic merit and the supporting statement. The final decision will be made by an academic panel.
The scholarship can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Sheffield scholarships as long as the individual does not become fully funded, for tuition fee purposes, as a result of the sum of these awards.
The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.
You must be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
The scholarship will not be awarded where partial funding is applicable from an external body* and there is an agreement already in place between the external body and the University of Sheffield to offer a tuition fee discount to the student.
The scholarships are for full-time and part-time students only. Students studying online or via distance learning are not eligible for the scholarships.
Part-time students will receive the full value of a one year of scholarship split pro rata over the duration of an equivalent single full-time academic year.
These scholarships exclude postgraduate courses in Clinical Dentistry.
Overseas students registered on partnership programmes will only be eligible for a proportionate amount of scholarship reflecting the percentage of the programme studied at and percentage of the tuition fees paid to the University of Sheffield. E.g. studying a 50:50 course with the University of Sheffield and another institution where the fees paid to the University of Sheffield are £8000, a scholarship will be applied which represents 50% of the full scholarship amount.
Nationality: Applicants from Nigeria are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
College Admission Requirement:
-High entrance requirements for postgraduate taught Masters degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.
-The University of Sheffield has been welcoming students from all over the world for many decades and we have a lot of experience in assessing and understanding the many different international qualifications.
-You may be required to take an internationally recognised English language test such as IELTS.
English Language Requirement [TOEFL/IELTS]
International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): Overall score of 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in each component
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 176 or above, with at least 162 in each component
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall score of 176 or above, with at least 162 in each component
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): Overall score of 61 or above, with at least 51 in each component
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (IBT): Overall score of 88 or above, with at least 17 in Listening, 17 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
University of Sheffield English Proficiency Test (USEPT) (graded as a percentage equivalent to IELTS point score, eg 65% = IELTS 6.5): Overall score of 65% or above, with at least 55% in each component
Supporting Material: In addition to the completed application, the following documents must be submitted:
-proof of your previous academic qualifications (e.g. undergraduate degree transcript). If this is not in English, you must provide a certified translation.
-English Language certificates (EU and Overseas applicants)
-a supporting statement
-curriculum vitae (CV)
How to Apply: If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you need to apply. Eligible students will automatically be sent details of how to apply from January onwards.
- A link to the online scholarship application will be sent by email to all eligible students from January onwards.
- Applicants must have applied for a study place by 16 June 2017.
- The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday 23 June 2017.
- Scholarship results will be announced Friday 28 July 2017.