Africa Undergraduate Excellence Award
The Africa Undergraduate Excellence Award is the University of Nottingham’s scholarship award, designed to support international students who have achieved academic excellence and show true passion for their chosen field of study. We're offering scholarships for high-achieving international students who live in Africa, covering £2,000 to £6,000 towards tuition fees in the first year of the chosen degree course.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 13 March 2024
To apply for this scholarship, you must:
- be domiciled in any African country
- be classed as an 'overseas' student for tuition fee purposes
- hold an offer to begin any full-time undergraduate degree programme at the University of Nottingham in September 2024
How to apply
You must apply for an undergraduate degree course at the University of Nottingham and receive an offer of study before you can apply for this scholarship.
Search for courses and find out how to apply through UCAS.
Once you have received your offer, you can apply for this scholarship through the scholarships section of the NottinghamHub.
In your application, you will be asked about your achievements, study plans, reasons for choosing to study with us and details of predicted grades (if applicable). Make sure you have enough time to prepare strong answers. We will assess your responses and academic merit when making scholarship decisions.
Please note that there is a strict word count limit for all questions, which is outlined at the end of each question. The system does not automatically limit this, so you would be encouraged to check your application before you submit. Any responses submitted that exceed the outlined word count may not be reviewed.
If you are studying in the UK, you should apply for the UK International Undergraduate Excellence Award.
You do not need to respond to your offer in UCAS before submitting your application for this scholarship. However, awards will only be made to students who firmly accept their offer to study with us in UCAS.
Scholarships will be awarded after assessing all scholarship applications. We will contact you towards mid - May 2024 to confirm the outcome of your application.
In some cases students are eligible to apply for more than one University of Nottingham award. Very occasionally students may be offered the Undergraduate Excellence Award alongside another scholarship eg from their Academic School, or a Sporting award. To maximise the reach of University's Scholarships offering, we aim not to double award, but in exceptional cases this may be possible where the combined total does not exceed 100% of tuition fees.
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.
Check our frequently asked questions, scholarship application guidance notes and scholarship terms and conditions for further information.