Lancaster University Global Scholarship (Africa)
Lancaster University Global Scholarship (Africa):
Arts and Social Sciences (2021)
Level of study: Masters
Eligibility: African students
Deadline: Automatic consideration
Details of the Award: This new scholarship of £3,000 will be offered to high achieving African students
Lancaster University is delighted to announce this new scholarship for African students.
Lancaster University is renowned for its vibrant, international community with students and staff from over
100 countries. This creates a unique student experience, bringing together a range of perspectives to
enhance learning and development. Lancaster University seeks to attract the most talented students from
around the world. To enrich our diverse community further, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is
offering a new scholarship for high achieving students from African countries.
How to Apply
The number of scholarships available is limited and scholarships be offered on a first come first served basis
to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. We will automatically consider you for a scholarship as part
of our standard Masters application process. If you are awarded a scholarship we will let you know.
Eligibility Lancaster University Global Scholarship (Africa)
To be eligible for an award, you will need to meet the criteria below:
You must be a permanent resident and national of Africa, as defined by the African Union.
You must have achieved or be on target to achieve the equivalent to a UK 1st Class undergraduate
(Bachelor’s) degree. See examples of grade equivalents below.
You must have applied for a full-time Master’s programme in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
for 2021 entry (2021-2022 academic year): https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/arts-and-socialsciences/study/postgraduate/masters/courses/
You must be self-funding your studies or, if you are in receipt of other funding, that funding must
not cover more than 50% of the Lancaster University tuition fee. If, following an offer from
Lancaster University, you are awarded other funding that exceeds 50% then you must inform
Lancaster University. Your scholarship will then be made available to another candidate.
If you are offered a scholarship, you will be required to pay a £250 acceptance deposit to secure
the scholarship award. You will need to pay the acceptance deposit within 4 weeks of the date we
notify you that you have been successful in obtaining a scholarship.
You should apply for your Master’s programme as soon as possible to be considered for this scholarship.
The number of scholarships is limited and will be offered in order of application.
The offer of a scholarship is on the basis of achieving or being on track to achieve the equivalent of
a UK 1st Class undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree. Awardees must also meet all other entry
requirements for the postgraduate taught programme applied for which will be delivered by the
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. See examples of grade equivalents below.
Scholarships are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.
All scholarships are awarded as fee discounts.
Your undergraduate institution of study must be listed on the UK NARIC website:
Those who are awarded a scholarship may be asked to participate in a range of activities during
their studies to promote our programmes to future students. This could include, for example,
acting as a student ambassador for your department, engaging with prospective students, and
sharing your experiences of being a student in our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster
Examples of grade equivalents
Last updated December 2020
Country Qualification 1st Class Equivalent Grade
Nigeria Bachelor’s D