University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship 2024 – Canada Careers Hub

Study Scholarship

A full tuition fee waiver, maintenance for University accommodation, plus a £8,000 monthly stipend. Apply now, closes soon.


Calling all passionate African students! The University of Sheffield, in partnership with the University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship Trust, is offering a life-changing opportunity—a fully funded scholarship for a postgraduate program in International Development.

🏅 Scholarship Award

We are delighted to offer an exclusive opportunity that includes:

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • £8,000 maintenance support
  • Accommodation in a single occupant en-suite room within University halls of residence

🎓 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this prestigious scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold an offer to pursue one of the following courses at the University of Sheffield:
    • MA International Development
    • MSc Environmental Change and International Development
    • MPH International Development
  2. Classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  3. Self-funded; not sponsored by any external entity.
  4. Not possess a qualification equivalent to or higher than a masters.
  5. Not have previously studied outside of their home country.
  6. Cannot be combined with other funding awards.
  7. Mode of attendance must be full-time.
  8. Meet all conditions attached to the offer before the specified deadline.
  9. Possess an unconditional offer by September 2, 2024.
  10. Successfully obtain a visa for September 2024.
  11. National of or permanently domiciled in an African country.
  12. Ineligible for deferral; leave of absence renders the student ineligible for the award.

📝 How to Apply

Applications are now open! The deadline for submission is 1pm (UK time) on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. To apply, utilize your applicant login details after receiving an offer.

Applicants will receive notifications regarding the outcome of their application before the conclusion of June 2024.

🔍 Selection Process

Our selection process is meticulous and competitive. A panel comprising senior faculty members will evaluate applications based on various criteria, including:

  • Exceptional academic achievements
  • Clear motivation for pursuing a postgraduate course at the University of Sheffield
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome academic and professional challenges
  • Relevant work experience in International Development, including community and voluntary involvement
  • Articulated future aspirations aligned with the chosen postgraduate degree and its potential impact on Africa
  • Consideration of any encountered discrimination due to personal characteristics

📧 Contact Us

For any inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us via email at We’re here to assist you every step of the way!

Seize this opportunity to advance your academic journey and contribute to the development of Africa. Apply now for the University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship 2024 and embark on a transformative educational experience!


What’s in it for You?

  • Full tuition fee waiver: Focus on your studies, not finances.
  • £8,000 maintenance stipend: Cover your living expenses with ease.
  • On-campus accommodation: Enjoy a comfortable and convenient living space.

Are You Eligible?

This scholarship is open to exceptional students from African nations who meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted into a qualifying program: MA International Development, MSc Environmental Change and International Development, or MPH International Development (starting September 2024).
  • Self-funded student: Not receiving financial aid elsewhere.
  • First Master’s degree: Pursue your first postgraduate qualification.
  • No prior international study: Gain valuable experience at a prestigious UK university.
  • Full-time studies: Dedicate yourself to achieving your academic goals.
  • Unconditional offer & Visa: Secure your place at Sheffield and permission to study in the UK.
  • National of or permanently domiciled in Africa: Be an African citizen or long-term resident.

How to Apply?

Don’t miss out! Applications are open until 1:00 PM (UK Time) on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Receive your program offer from the University of Sheffield.
  2. Use your applicant login to access the scholarship application form.

Selection Process:

A competitive panel will choose the strongest candidate based on:

  • Academic excellence: Demonstrate a stellar academic record.
  • Motivation for Sheffield: Explain why you choose to study at Sheffield.
  • Overcoming Obstacles: Detail your journey and how you’ve conquered challenges.
  • Development Experience: Showcase your experience in international development work.
  • Future Aspirations: Articulate your goals related to your studies and how they benefit your community/Africa.

Diversity & Inclusion: The University values diversity and considers candidates who may have faced discrimination based on personal characteristics.

Have questions? Contact [email address removed] for further information.

This scholarship is your chance to make a real difference in the world. Apply today and take your first step towards a fulfilling career in international development!