Bartlett Promise Masters Scholarship for Africans at University College London

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The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master’s Scholarship is open to applicants who are nationals of a Bartlett approved list of Sub-Saharan African countries interested to pursue a Bartlett master’s programme at the University College London. The masters scholarship for Africans is fully funded.


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Value of the masters scholarship for African students

  • Full overseas tuition fees,
  • An allowance to cover living and study expenses (£15,364) for the normal duration of the programme at UCL,
  • A flight to/from the UK
  • UK Study Visa costs
  • English language assessment costs,
  • Health test costs
  • Master’s programme application fee costs
  • NHS health supplement charge in the UK.

All Promise scholars will also receive on-going academic and career support during their study.


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Number of awards

Four scholarship awards are available for African students who are starting masters studies in September 2022.


Eligible Nationalities for the masters scholarship for Africans

Prospective students who are nationals of Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe are all eligible to apply.


Eligibility for the masters scholarship for Africans

The Bartlett Promise aims to enable students from backgrounds which are underrepresented in The Bartlett, to pursue postgraduate studies at The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment.  For The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan African scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be a national of one of The Bartlett’s approved list 2 of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries and resident in an eligible SSA country
  • Must not hold a British or dual British citizenship
  • Have an offer of admission to a Bartlett master’s programme for study in 2022/23 which is either unconditional or conditional only on English language
  • Be in financial need as assessed by UCL

In addition to these, due consideration will be given to candidates who meet any of these criteria:

  • Be a forced migrant
  • Be the first generation in the family to attend university at undergraduate level
  • Be the first generation in family to attend university at postgraduate level


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Method of application for the masters scholarship for Africans

Applicants are encouraged to first secure a place on a Bartlett master’s programme.

UCL aims to make a decision within 6 weeks of receiving your completed application, academic transcripts and both references. However, please note it can take three to four months when application volumes are high. You are strongly recommended to apply early; a six week turn around cannot be guaranteed.

Once you have an offer of a place, you can apply to The Bartlett Promise for a scholarship.

Application Deadline for the masters scholarship for Africans

Last date to apply for the Bartlett Promise masters scholarship for Africans is April 18th, 2022


For further details visit the scholarship Application portal Official website

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