Africa Masters Scholarship

Africa Masters Scholarship

Africa Masters Scholarship: The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds, UK,  is offering a fees scholarship, to provide a unique opportunity to an African student of outstanding ability, achievement and potential.

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The Transport Masters Scholarships for African’s will provide 50% of the fees for a student from an African country to undertake a Masters degree programme at ITS, on a one year full-time basis.

The scholarship forms part of the ITS mission to advance the understanding of transport globally via the development of skills and best practice.

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It is anticipated that the scholarship recipient will return to their home country after the Masters programme, to apply their new skills to an area of identified need.

Africa Masters Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain, a bachelors degree equivalent to a UK first class or upper second class honours.
  • Applicants must hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place for an ITS Masters degree for the academic year commencing September.
  • Applicants must be designated as ‘international fee status’ by the University of Leeds, and be domiciled in an African country.

Africa Masters Scholarship – Value of the scholarship

The scholarship is a 50% fees waiver for 1 academic year, to the value of £7500.

Please note that applicants for this scholarship will automatically also be considered by ITS for the ‘Transport the World’ Masters scholarship
(for international students, £7500 fee waiver) and do not need to complete a separate scholarship application form.

Africa Scholarship Application process

To apply for the scholarship applicants must:

  • Complete and submit the relevant scholarship application form, to include:1. A statement of up to 500 words which details how and why a Masters degree from ITS would enable the applicant make a difference to transportation in their country/region, and specifically to tackle a significant problem or issue;2. Evidence of the applicant’s outstanding ability, achievement and potential;

    3. An outline of the applicant’s career aspirations.

    4. Details of their funding situation, including existing funds which are available to them, scholarship applications where the outcome is known or awaited, and other funding sources being explored.

  • Provide a supporting statement from a referee (the scholarship referee should be additional to the academic referees).

Africa Scholarship Terms and conditions

Preference will be given to applicants who would otherwise be precluded from undertaking a Masters programme; applicants for this scholarship will automatically also be considered for the ‘Transport the World’ scholarship;  ITS reserves the right not to make a scholarship award or to offer a fee waiver at a lower amount;  the scholarship recipient will be expected support the future development and promotion of the scholarship and ITS, by participating in ITS marketing activities; the academic progress of scholarship recipient will be subject to on-going review – ITS reserves the right to withdraw funding at the end of either semester should academic performance be unsatisfactory;
the scholarship cannot be deferred and will lapse if not taken up in September 2013.

Africa Application Deadline: Early application is encouraged and the deadline for application in full is 13th June.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email in July.

For more information and application materials, see: Africa Masters Scholarship