International Office

The scheme

Developing Solutions is a pioneering scholarship scheme that works in collaboration with external organisations and individuals to support students from developing countries.

The Scheme, which was launched by The University of Nottingham in 2001, has three strands:

The Scheme


Developing Solutions

Developing Solutions is one of the largest scholarships schemes of any British university. There is nothing else like it in the UK - it reaches out to cover our China and Malaysia campuses and represents the University’s genuine commitment to social responsibility and development.

The scheme is an investment in the development and growth of nations through individuals. Our vision is for it to grow into a flagship scheme for international scholarships, recognised for its support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

2012 marked the 10th anniversary of the University’s flagship international scholarship programme - Developing Solutions. Over the past 10 years we’ve supported over 1,000 students from the developing countries of the Commonwealth and Africa to study here.

The Scholarships 

The University of Nottingham offers more than 100 full and partial scholarships every year, from a minimum of 50% of the tuition fee up to full tuition and stipend awards through Developing Solutions.

Developing Solutions focuses on supporting students on one-year masters courses so they can return to their home countries to share the skills and knowledge they have developed and contribute positively to their home environments. 

The scheme covers masters programmes that have development and sustainability at their core. Priority subject areas relating to environment, food, health and technology have been selected to offer the best opportunities to students who wish to return home to improve and develop their home environments.

Students must be from Africa or a developing Commonwealth country and classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes to be eligible for Developing Solutions. For full eligibility criteria and a list of eligible countries please visit our how to apply page. Please note the Developing Solutions scholarship is now open for applications for 2014 entry. Please visit our webpage for further information on available scholarships.

International Office

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