University College London (UCL) and the Africa Educational Trust (AET) have agreed to collaborate in a scheme to enable students from Africa, who are financially unable to study in the UK, to pursue full-time undergraduate studies at UCL. With this scheme UCL supports the aims of AET to help the people of Africa to help themselves.
Under the scheme, two full bursaries are available annually for AET-nominated students who have accepted offers of places at UCL.
To be considered for a Bursary you must:
- be a national of any African country (including Madagascar), currently living in an African country, and have one or both parents living in an African country, or are orphaned.
- be currently attending school or have recently completed school in an African country.
- have before or by January applied to UCAS for admission to a full-time undergraduate degree programme of study at UCL starting the following September, which they intend firmly to accept UCL (as the insurance offer choice does not satisfy the conditions of the bursary).
- be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to Overseas students, as assessed by UCL.
- lack the financial means necessary to pursue undergraduate degree studies at UCL.
Scholarships are awarded on financial hardship and academic merit, based on the aims of the scholarship.
Value: Benefits and Duration
Each bursary consists of full tuition fees and a maintenance allowance for the duration of the student’s programme of study, as well as economy air travel to/from the UK at the beginning and end of the bursary-holder’s degree programme. The maintenance allowance will normally rise each year in line with inflation but at the absolute discretion of UCL. (Please note that the bursary is calculated to be sufficient for the applicant only.) In addition, the bursary includes an allowance (on request and up to a specified maximum sum per bursary holder) to permit two members of the bursary-holder’s family to attend their graduation ceremony. Annual renewal of the bursary is subject to good academic progress by the student.
Applications Deadline and Procedure
If you fulfill ALL the eligibility requirements above, please email Ms May Omona at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your financial circumstances, your academic history, and proof that you have applied to UCAS for undergraduate admission to UCL. If you have not applied to UCAS for admission to study at UCL and cannot provide a valid UCAS application number, you need not apply for a bursary; your application is incomplete without a valid UCAS application number.
AET will provide eligible applicants with an electronic application form, which must be completed and submitted electronically to Ms May Omona by 15 March. Late applications cannot be considered for funding.
AET will select 10 applicants from eligible applications received – with attention to the financial circumstances of the applicants. The 10 short-listed applicants will be contacted by AET in April (by email), and asked to write and submit a 500-word essayon a topic set each year by UCL. Shortlisted applicants will also be required to submit documentation as proof of the information provided in the application form.
Essaysand supporting documentation to complete the application must reach AETby 15 April. Candidates who fail to provide essay and/or documentation are excluded from the competition.
NOTE: Essays must not exceed the permitted word count, and must be in the candidate’s own words, and will be checked for plagiarism. All students should be aware that UCL now uses a sophisticated detection system (Turnitin) to scan work for evidence of plagiarism. This system has access to billions of sources world-wide (websites, journals, etc) as well as work previously submitted to UCL and other universities. We would advise all students to consult our website on plagiarism.
If an essay is found to exceed the permitted number of words, or if UCL finds evidence of plagiarism, the entire application will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered for a bursary.
AET will send to UCL complete applications including essays and supporting documentation by 30 April. UCL will select the academically most promising candidates, and also identify a number of reserve candidates. Conditional scholarship offers (and reserve notifications) will be issued in June/July, pending selected candidates’ full admission to UCL, and upon candidates’ firm acceptance of their admissions offers. Final confirmation of funding is made once the candidates have met the conditions of and firmly accepted their admissions offers.
Notification of Results
Successful applicants and reserve candidates can expect to be contacted by UCL in June/July.
Page last modified on 23 jan 13 16:25
Bursaries, Grants And Scholarships Officer, Queen Mary, University of London, Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom, 23 days ago
Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships Officer (Maternity Cover) Department: Academic Registry and Council Secretariat Salary: £35,319 - £41,553 per annum (grade 5) Reference: QMUL4407 The Busaries, G...
Faculty Administrator, University of London, United Kingdom, 9 days ago
£40,645 to £48,088 p.a. inclusive of London Allowance The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is a self-governing School of the University of London. World renowned, the School currently...
Lecturer In Medical Statistics, University of London, United Kingdom, 30 days ago
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD level statistician to join the Research Partnership Team of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadershi...
Associate Lecturer A: The Arab Israeli Question, University of London, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
We are currently looking to appoint a fixed-term Associate Lecturer A to teach the following 30 CATS Level 7 (MA) module beginning April 2015: This is a taught MA module about the social, politica...
School Direct (Admissions) Coordinator, St Mary's University College, United Kingdom, 12 days ago
Starting Salary: £27,863 per annum Hours: 36 hours per week Reference:C/3201/126/2014 We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to contribute to the work of the Admissions Office, ...
Graduate Research Assistant (Based In Dudley), University of London, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
We are seeking to employ a part time Graduate Research Assistant within a well-established research team. The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry conducts research on social interactions in m...
Information Assistant ***Internal Only***, University of London, United Kingdom, 8 days ago
We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-motivated person to join our library team, based in the Public Services Team at Mile End Library, assisting with the delivery of Welcome Desk and enquiry se...
Recruitment & Data Coordinator *Internal Only* (Part Time 0.5 Fte), University of London, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Blizard Institute Centre for Primary Care and Public Health Recruitment and Data Coordinator (Part-time 0.5FTE) **Internal Only** Applications are invited for the post of Recruitment and Data Coor...
Project Manager, University of London, United Kingdom, 8 days ago
View All Categories View "Professional Support" Category Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health Salary: £37,106 to £42,139 Per annum, inclusive Closing Date: Monday 06 October 2014 Interview ...
Senior Bioinformatician, University of London, United Kingdom, 17 days ago
The Centre for Cancer Prevention is at the forefront of research internationally into the prevention and control of cancer. We have particularly active programmes of research studying breast, cerv...