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Our flagship Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship was founded in 2001. This scholarship programme is for international students who want to make a difference to the development of their home country.
Some of our previous scholars have written about their experience on our International Student Life blog.
We're offering 105 scholarships covering 50% or 100% of full-time masters tuition fees. These one year scholarships are available for high-achieving international students who live in Africa, India or selected Commonwealth countries.
To apply for this scholarship, you must:
As well as the Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship, you can apply for one of our regional Postgraduate Excellence Awards. You can be considered for multiple international scholarships but you will only be awarded one.
You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:
- are a current student or graduate of the University of Nottingham
- have already studied outside of your home country
- are currently studying in the UK
Africa (all nations), Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Montserrat, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
How to apply
You must apply for and receive an offer to study a full-time masters (including MRes) at the University of Nottingham before applying for this scholarship. Search for courses and find out how to apply.
When you have received your offer to study with us, you can apply through the scholarships section of our application system, NottinghamHub.
If you have an offer for an MRes course, email the scholarships team on firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to apply.
Applications close at midnight (UK time) on Friday 20 May 2022.
In your application, you will be asked about your achievements, study plans and reasons for choosing to study with us. You should also evidence how studying at the University of Nottingham will help you contribute to the development of your home country.
Make sure you have enough time to prepare strong answers. We will assess your responses and academic merit when making scholarship decisions.
You do not need to respond to your offer before submitting your application for this scholarship, however awards will only be made to students who accept their offer to study with us.
We will assess all scholarship applications before making any awards. You may be offered a scholarship of either 50% or 100% of tuition fees. We will contact you in early July 2022 to confirm the outcome of your application.
If you are awarded this scholarship, it will be deducted from the tuition fees charged to you as a student at the University of Nottingham. We will not pay tuition fee scholarships to you directly.
This award cannot be combined with another University of Nottingham regional scholarship or an International Sporting Excellence Award.
However, you may be able to receive an additional subject scholarship from your academic school, sports scholarship package, or external scholarship from your country, where the combined total does not exceed 100% of tuition fees. This could include, for example, an award from Nottingham University Business School and/or the government or another funding body in your country.
Check our frequently asked questions and scholarship terms and conditions for further information.
Apply through NottinghamHub
As a young Kenyan woman, at a time when so much is already against my success, it is incredible to have the opportunity to access world-class higher education. Without the Developing Solutions scholarship, I would not be pursuing my dream degree at my dream university.
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