University of Manchester Masters Scholarships for Rwandan Students, UK

Publish Date: Oct 19, 2016

Deadline: Nov 07, 2016

University of Manchester Masters Scholarships for Rwandan Students

We offer up to four scholarships for selected master's courses to applicants from Rwanda every year. The scholarships cover full tuition fees, return international air fares and living expenses.

Applications for entry in September 2017 will be open from 7 October 2016 (see below).



Scholarships are only available for specific courses in engineering, environment, medical and life sciences, and law. Scholarships are not available for business and finance courses.

Arts, Languages and Cultures

  • Art Gallery and Museum Studies MA

Chemical Engineering

  • Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc
  • Advanced Process Integration and Design MSc

Civil and Mechanical Engineering

  • Commercial Project Management MSc
  • Construction Project Management MSc
  • Engineering Project Management MSc
  • Management of Projects MSc
  • Structural Engineering MSc
  • Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering MSc

Computer Science

  • Advanced Computer Science MSc

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Advanced Control and Systems Engineering MSc
  • Communication Engineering MSc
  • Digital Signal Processing MSc
  • Electrical Power Systems Engineering MSc
  • Renewable Energy and Clean Technology MSc


  • Education (International) MA
  • Educational Leadership MA


  • Applications in Environmental Science MSc
  • Pollution and Environmental Control MSc
  • Environmental Governance MSc
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Management MSc
  • Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction MSc
  • Geographical Information Science MSc
  • Urban Regeneration and Development MA
  • Global Urban Development and Planning MSc

Medical and Life Sciences

  • Biological Sciences MRes
  • Biochemistry MSc
  • Cell Biology MSc
  • Medical Microbiology MSc
  • Medical Mycology MSc  
  • Medical Virology MSc
  • Plant Sciences MSc
  • Science Communication MSc


  • Corporate Governance LLM
  • Intellectual Property Law LLM
  • International Business and Commercial Law LLM
  • International Financial Law LLM


Our master's scholarships are aimed at talented applicants, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds. To apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • have at least two years' relevant post-graduation work experience (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work);
  • hold a first or upper second class (or the equivalent) undergraduate degree;
  • be a resident citizen of Rwanda and have not previously studied outside Africa;
  • be committed to returning home and able to demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact on the future of Rwanda;
  • have a clear idea how studying in Manchester will benefit both your career and the wider community.

English language requirements

An IELTS certificate is not required at the time of application. If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be asked to take the IELTS test. English language requirements vary by course, but in most cases you will  need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5) or TOEFL 570 (90 IBT) to go through to the final selection round.

We do not accept a Certificate of English Proficiency from a Rwandan university instead of the IELTS test. You can take the IELTS AND TOEFL tests in Kigali. Contact the British Council or TOEFL test centre for details.

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